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Poets and Their Passion For Lexicographers

My “American Language Book Tour” — Following in Noah Webster’s Footsteps

My “American Language Book Tour,” which starts next week, is inspired by America’s first book tour — the one taken by Noah Webster in 1785-1786 to promote his speller.   Webster went up and down America, going from Portsmouth, NH to Savannah, GA.    As I explain in Chapter 4 of my book, “Counting His Way Across America,” in […]

My Boston Globe Review of a New Book on Celebrity

Psychology Today Blog

Here’s the first post of my PT blog, “Adventures in Biography.”

The Spelling Bee The Wall St. Journal recently published an article Noah Webster’ s role as the father of the modern spelling bee