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Washington, DC Stereographic portrait of Mark Twain circa 1907. From Library of Congress , Underwood and Underwood collection. Happy Birthday to Mark Twain ---nee Samuel Langhorne Clemens---who was born in Florida, Missouri, on this day in 1835. To celebrate, here's the printer's-apprentice-turned-...
October 29, 2009 Washington, DC Stack of books, Seattle, Washington by Wonderlane ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/ / CC BY 2.0 ) In a world saturated with self-help books, I still swear by the words of courage, inspiration, and even caution that I've found in works of fiction. Here are a...