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Posts tagged Lew Wallace

September 17, 2012

 

1800s classroom

Butler’s First President

In Samuel Hoshour's first teaching position at Wayne County Seminary, his pupils included governor-to-be Oliver P. Morton, and the future author of Ben Hur.

July 9, 2012

 

Lew Wallace At Work

The Athens Of Indiana

Although Lew Wallace put Crawfordsville on the map with Ben-Hur, most books written in the city's literary heyday are now found only in antiquarian bookstores.

April 2, 2012

 

Ben Hur Coffee

Marketing Ben-Hur

An epic tale by a Civil War general spawned a marketing frenzy that set a precedent for the commercial campaigns accompanying every blockbuster movie today.

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