Franci's War: A Woman's Story of Survival

Franci's War: A Woman's Story of SurvivalThe engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein In the summer of 1942, twenty two year old Franci Rabinek designated a Jew by the Nazi racial laws arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and

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The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

The Room Where It Happened: A White House MemoirJohn Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience in international issues and a reputation for

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Truganini

TruganiniThe haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of the last Tasmanian Aborigine At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British Museum Cassandra Pybus ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal

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Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II

Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War IIA stirring narrative of World War II s final major battle the Pacific war s largest, bloodiest, most savagely fought campaign the last of its kind On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, than 184,000 US troops began landing on the only Japanese home soil invaded during the Pacific war Just 350

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Island Stories: An Unconventional History of Britain

Island Stories: An Unconventional History of BritainA masterful, timely new perspective on Britains history from a prizewinning Cambridge historian When the British voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the countrys future was thrown into doubt So, too, was its past The story of British history is no longer a triumphalist narrative of

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You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George WashingtonIn a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our firstand finds he s not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down

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A Black Women's History of the United States

A Black Women's History of the United StatesA revealing historyat once sobering and empoweringshowing Black women s expansive contributions since the 1600s Spanning over 400 years, this book, written by two award winning Black women historians, prioritizes all voices from poor and working class domestics to middle class reform women to sex

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Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

Franklin & Washington: The Founding PartnershipFrom the Pulitzer Prize winning historian comes a masterful, first of its kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership s enduring importance One of Washington Post s 10 Books to Read in February One of USA Todays Must Read Books of Winter 2020

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The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945A gripping work of narrative nonfiction recounting the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II On February 13th, 1945 at 10 03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII the bombing of Dresden The first contingent killed

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)

The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz Birkenau When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a T towierer the German word for tattooist , tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

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The Last Bathing Beauty

The Last Bathing BeautyA former beauty queen faces the secrets of her pastfor herself and the sake of her familys futurein a heartfelt novel about fate, choices, and second chances Everything seemed possible in the summer of 1951 Back then Betty Stern was an eighteen year old knockout working at her grandparents

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel BoysThe story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet SkyBased on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young mans incredible courage and resilience during one of historys darkest hours Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis Hes a normal Italian teenagerobsessed with music, food,

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