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07/23/2015 05:49 PM EDT
The following is a cross-post from the Library of Congress Blog, written by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Jennifer Gavin. E. L. Doctorow, a giant of American letters who uplifted the genre of the historical novel, died yesterday at the age of 84. The author of Ragtime, World’s Fair, Billy Bathgate, The March, Welcome to Hard […]