Bookshelf

An absence of social bonds and relationships of trust can affect our conduct and our health. Facebook ‘friendships’ are no substitute.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was 19th-century America’s most popular and approachable poet. After the shocking death of his charismatic second wife, his life and verse took a poignant, inward turn.

Stan Lee was, in some ways, Walt Disney’s successor, an avuncular public figure co-creating and promoting an empire of marvelous characters who would eventually generate billions of dollars in revenue.

Two seasoned anglers on the lessons they’ve learned from a lifetime catching fish.

Even after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. didn’t shift immediately—or easily—to a war footing. In 1942, Americans struggled as rubber and gasoline were rationed, car production was halted and neighbors grew suspicious of one another.

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