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The Grandees: America’s Sephardic Elite

Review [A] page turner . . . [that] offers a little bit of the best of everything . . . One zippy read . (New York Times)A rags-to-riches saga with several twists and switchbacks . . . Clever and [...]

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The Bee King of China: The Life and Times of Hua Yizhi

Hua Yizhi (1893-1956) was a pioneer in Chinese modern agricultural development, the father of Chinese scientific apiculture, and a dedicated educator, providing modern education to his home town. He was a renowned indust [...]

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They Even Paid Me: Raw reflections of a third generation Kimberley cattleman.

Based in the rugged West Kimberley region of Western Australia 'They Even Paid Me' is the story of a third generation Kimberley stockman, who grew up on a cattle station near Derby during the nineteen forties and fifties [...]

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Broken Glass, Broken Lives: A Jewish Girl's Survival Story in Berlin, 1933-1945

Rita Kuhn lived her Jewish childhood and adolescence in Hitler’s Berlin, surviving a cycle of ever-growing dangers for her, her family, and her friends. The people she loved disappeared from one day to the next and [...]

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Black Philosopher, White Academy: The Career of William Fontaine

Review 'William Fontaine should be considered a pioneering African American intellectual. What is so fascinating about his story is that it is neither a heroic tale nor a tragic one. This is a po [...]

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Great Pioneer Women of the Outback

About the Author Susanna de Vries is an international author and former lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. She writes full-time but also lectures to branches of the Australian F [...]

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George Washington Carver

"Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His Secrets." The amazing story of Geory W. Carver, slave birth, Iowa State graduate and Tuskegee Professor who revolutionized the economy of the south by [...]

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Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend

Review The past 15 years or so have seen many important works on California Native Americans that are informed by sophisticated historical and anthropological sensibilities. Among them are books [...]

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Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Story of Love and Madness

Amazon.com Review Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008: Michael Greenberg's spare, unflinching memoir begins with a bang: 'On July 5, 1996, my daughter was struck mad.' Hurry Down Sunshine ch [...]

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The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012

Review ?Sometimes the best part of a show is the curtain call, when the job is done and the actors bask in their well-deserved accolades. Here is a wonderful book filled with curtain calls. Count [...]

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Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman

Review '(Berman) was executed Mob-style. However, Cathy Scott's book presents?evidence that Susan's killing had nothing to do with her father's Mob connections.' --Meredith McGhan, CityLife --Las [...]

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From the Mouth of the Monster: The Joel Rifkin Story

About the Author Robert Mladinich was named Cop of the Year in 1985 for his work as a patrol officer in the South Bronx. He was also a professional heavyweight boxer. He is now a journalist whose [...]

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Home for the Friendless: Finding Hope, Love, and Family

Review I truly got lost in the wonderful world of Betty Auchard's memory. I loved how the narrator at three years of age used the language available to her, just as the narrator did at nine, fift [...]

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Clyde Connell: The art and life of a Louisiana woman

Review Moser's [book] does a splendid job reconstructing Connell's artistic pilgrimage in stunning color photographs of sculptural groups and separate pieces and in the thoughtful, succinctly-wri [...]

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Miami y Mis Mil Muertes: Confesiones de un cubanito desterrado (Spanish Edition)

About the Author Carlos Eire was born in Havana in 1950 and left his homeland in 1962, one of fourteen thousand unaccompanied children airlifted out of Cuba by Operation Pedro Pan. After living i [...]

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Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp

From Publishers Weekly In the late 1970s, Roland and Calvin Voisin made a decision to live a pleasantly isolated life: they constructed a houseboat in Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp, c [...]

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Hello Dolly: Growing Up In The Late 1930S In Fall River, Massachusetts

About the Author Dolly Bentson was born in 1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts, as Dolly Silva. She received her B.S. and R.N. from Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island in 1959. In 1961 sh [...]

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Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture

Review A wonderful memoir of learning, doing, sharing, and loving.... The sunshine of this book is in the telling: humorous, resonant, occasionally pained, but always life-embracing. (Foreword)A [...]

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