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Charles Johnson, Combing the Historical Record

Aug 27, 2006 (Weekend Edition Sunday)

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Charles Johnson is a renowned novelist, essayist and writer of short stories. His novel Middle Passage won the 1990 National Book Award.

He is also a cartoonist and a Buddhist (his article "Dharma for a Dangerous Time" appears in the September issue of the Buddhist publication Shambala Sun. Lately, his own reading has been focused again on what history has to teach us.

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