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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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Mark Twain by Ron Powers
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It was, in short, exactly the sort of moment when a fugitive from one version of America, the nasty and brutish West, could intrude into the settled, exclusionary East and make a pitch for a piece of the action—provided that the fugitive observed the courtesies and deferred to the standards of Brahmin delicacy in manners and language.
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Feast by Hannah Howard
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There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort ...more
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While other founding fathers were reared in tidy New England villages or cosseted on baronial Virginia estates, Hamilton grew up in a tropical hellhole of dissipated whites and fractious slaves, all framed by a backdrop of luxuriant natural beauty.
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Pope Francis
“193. The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. A mentality that can only say, “Then was then, now is now”, is ultimately immature. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. Memory is necessary for growth: “Recall the former days” (Heb 10:32). Listening to the elderly tell their stories is good for children and young people; it makes them feel connected to the living history of their families, their neighborhoods and their country. A family that fails to respect and cherish its grandparents, who are its living memory, is already in decline, whereas a family that remembers has a future. “A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems, has a deadly virus”;43 “it is torn from its roots”.44 Our contemporary experience of being orphans as a result of cultural discontinuity, uprootedness and the collapse of the certainties that shape our lives, challenges us to make our families places where children can sink roots in the rich soil of a collective history.”

Matthew Walker
“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.”
Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Jon Meacham
“on Tuesdays and Fridays Dorothy walked to lessons with her piano teacher, Mrs. Hickenlooper.”
Jon Meacham, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Marc Goodman
“If someone hacks your password, you can change it—as many times as you want. You can’t change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch. SENATOR AL FRANKEN”
Marc Goodman, Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Tom Rachman
“Unlike in books, there was no concluding page on the Internet, just a limitless chain that left her tired, tense, up too late.”
Tom Rachman, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

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