LISTEN: Was Cyrano de Bergerac plagiarized from a Chicago real estate developer?


And is it still illegal to perform it in the U.S. today?

In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll review the strange controversy and the surprising outcome of the lawsuit that followed.

We'll also hear an update on the German author who popularized an American West that he had never seen and puzzle over a Civil War private who refuses to fight.

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