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Tasting Freedom
Tasting Freedom and Octavius Catto inspired an original musical composition by Uri Caine, who was featured in The Jewish Exponent and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Don't Call Me Inspirational
Don't Call Me Inspirational, by Harilyn Rousso, was designated as an "Outstanding" title by the University Press committee and deemed it to be an "essential addition to most Public and Secondary School library collections."

Sex and the Founding Fathers
Thomas Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers, published an essay on Benjamin Franklin entitled "This Founding Father Wasn't Always Loved" on History News Network July 14.

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