It’s Hard Up Here for the Rich

This review originally appeared in Daily Report. Americans are enamored with the wealthy. We take national pride in the rags-to-riches story, the mom-and-pop store that makes it big. We say things like “only in America” and call the United States a “land of opportunity.” We value the better mousetrap and laud its inventor with gobs […]

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‘Best Books of the Year So Far’

We are almost at the halfway point of 2013, and list-loving Amazon is out with its 2013’s Best Books of the Year So Far, including 10 history and 10 general nonfiction titles. History 1. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-45 (Liberation Trilogy) (Henry Holt) by Rick Atkinson. 2. The Unwinding: An Inner History […]

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