Ned Barnett: Blake Dodge showed courage in her vulnerability and says she actually appreciates some of the criticism she received. “It was a good lesson for me as a writer, and I wouldn’t change a single comma. It shed light on an issue that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention.”
The Wright brothers and Harry Truman, both subject of books by David McCullough, exemplify an America of opportunity for the average person. That America is giving way to one dominated by the very rich while the middle class and working poor struggle to get ahead.