Overrated & Underrated

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Rudolph Valentino, Julie Andrews, Ulysses S. Grant, and Franklin D. Roosevelt enjoy the ascent in Edward Sorel’s drawing, while Susan B. Anthony, Eugene O’Neill, Johnny Carson, Ralph Nader, and Robert E. Lee plunge downward. But this particular ride never ends, and for the seventh year in a row, our critics follow the eternal flux of reputation.

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