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The Toll of “Rassenschande” on a Family

You’ve heard the saying. “The death of one person is a tragedy. The death of ten million people is a statistic.” The death toll of World War II is estimated at over 60 million people, including six million Jews in the Holocaust. Each of those deaths is a tragedy, because each has a family story. In [...]

The Genius of the Joy of Cooking

by Tim Farrell Forget magazine clippings and newspaper headlines. If you really want to put your finger on the pulse of American culture, just flip through an edition of the Joy of Cooking. The ubiquity of the Joy of Cooking is staggering. More than 18 million copies have sold since the Great Depression—when a Midwestern widow named [...]