The American history section is pretty comprehensive, and I spent some twenty minutes picking up and putting down excellent volumes that I would like to see on my own shelves. Too short a time, however, to make decisions. It was then that two women walked past, behind me. And the one commented, "American history? That's really for college students."
I ordered, then sipped my cappuccino, looked at my favorite seat in the cafe, but went outside to wonder. Even despair.