These texts have had a tangible effect on the past and present.
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The beloved children's author was deterred from a career as a mycologist.
Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.
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Evans was known for sharing groundbreaking stories.
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The children's author's macabre sense of humor and appreciation of darkness were likely sharpened by his combat history.
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A golden hare, a multi-step pictorial code, and a country on the hunt. What could go wrong?
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The groundbreaking work changed scientific study forever.