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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Natalie Dykstra
Most Washingtonians are familiar with the bronze statue commonly titled "Grief" that resides in Rock Creek Cemetery. The shrouded figure, by American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, marks the grave of Marian Hooper Clover Adams, wife of celebrated historian Henry Adams. Not so familiar is the story behind it.
Bored by the inane company of Washington society, by conversation punctuated by the sighing mantra "This too shall pass away," Clover disdained the custom of entertaining callers ("a nuisance," she wrote her father).
She writes like an artist, and her debut into biography with "Clover Adams" is a solid and shining achievement.