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Pentagon, the(Encyclopedia)Pentagon, the, building accommodating the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Located in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Pentagon is a vast five-sided building designed by Los A...
Pentagon Papers(Encyclopedia)Pentagon Papers, government study of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. Commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara in June, 1967, the 47-volume, top secret study covered the period from ...
Arlington(Encyclopedia)Arlington, county (1990 pop. 170,936), N Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Arlington is a residential and commercial suburb of Washington. Within its boundaries are Arlington Nationa...
Ellsberg, Daniel(Encyclopedia)Ellsberg, Daniel, 1931–, American political activist, b. Chicago, grad. Columbia Univ. (B.S., 1952, Ph.D., 1959). After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked for the Rand Corporation (1959–6...
Five, The(Encyclopedia)Five, The, name of a group of late 19th-century Russian composers. They were Balakirev, the leader, Cui, Moussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov. These men, united by a nationalistic fervor, tried t...
Alamo, the(Encyclopedia)Alamo, the l´m [key] [Span.,=cottonwood], building in San Antonio, Tex., the cradle of Texas liberty. Built as a chapel after 1744, it is all that remains of the mission of San Antonio de Val...
Savoy, the(Encyclopedia)Savoy, the, chapel in London, between the Strand and the Thames River. Its name is derived from the palace of Peter of Savoy, uncle of Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III. Destroyed (1381) in the P...
fall, the(Encyclopedia)fall, the, i.e., the fall of man, in Christian thought: see original sin; grace.
Federalist, The(Encyclopedia)Federalist, The, series of 85 political essays, sometimes called The Federalist Papers, written 1787–88 under the pseudonym Publius. Alexander Hamilton initiated the series with the immediate intent...
Fens, the(Encyclopedia)Fens, the, district, E England, a flat lowland, W and S of The Wash. Extending c.70 mi (110 km) from north to south and c.35 mi (60 km) from east to west, it is traversed by numerous streams. The area...
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