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Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust by Hedi Fried - Book Review

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By Hédi Fried, Alice Olsson (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781947534599
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Published: Scribe Us - April 2nd, 2019

From Fried’s lectures, she collected the questions she was asked and has tried to give answers to. She wrote an autobiography about her time as a Jewish woman in labor camps, Auschwitz and after liberation; now she has created another way that is accessible to all on the subject in a very personal level. You will come away with an understanding of one persons journey in troubled times, but also how it currently relates. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found by Violet Moller - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385541763
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Published: Doubleday - May 14th, 2019

This is a captivating biblio-adventure across 1000 years from 500 to 1500. Everyone knows that the Renaissance was in many ways engendered by the re-discovery and careful reading of classical texts. But how were they preserved? What happened to them between the fall of Rome and through the Dark Ages? Moller selects three Greek scientific books—Euclid, Ptolemy, and Galen—and brilliantly charts their path from the Library of Alexandria back to Europe. She uncovers a history in large part erased—the Arabic humanist tradition which preserved, studied, and treasured these books as the intellectual environment of Europe atrophied. Moller focuses not simply on these three Greek texts, but structures her book around the vibrant intellectual centers of Alexandria, Baghdad, Cordoba, Toledo, Salerno, Palermo, and Venice with the triumph of the printing press. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316337052
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 7th, 2016

This book is beautiful in a way that only a true story can be, as it unites the gut-wrenching chaos of World War Two’s Pacific Theater with the innocence and joy offered by the best dog stories. This one will make you laugh, cry, and shout for joy all on the same page, as Judy the English pure-bred pointer faces the horrors of war with a brave face and a wagging tail. Chock full of action, drama, suspense, and heart, Judy’s story showcases humanity not only at its darkest points, but also at its most pure. If you have a dog, be prepared to pet it between every page. So dog lovers, history lovers, and book lovers unite! No Better Friend is just begging to be read. ~ Reviewed by Patrick Molluso


American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation by Holly Jackson - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525573098
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Published: Crown - October 8th, 2019

The American Revolution was merely a warmup for 19th Century radicals desiring free love, open marriages, full gender and racial equality, shared property, universal passivism, and unfettered thought. While the hurly-burly of life painfully extinguished much of the radical flame, some embers smoldered then, and sparks still ignite today. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Mr. Gareth Russell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501176722
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Published: Atria Books - November 19th, 2019

The Titanic epic told largely from the perspective of six of her first-class passengers, including the naval architect who designed the ship, a movie star, a vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and his 17-year-old son, Isidor Strauss, who founded Macy's Department Store, and Lucy-Noelle-Martha Leslie, the Countess of Rothes. This is an incisive and engrossing account of the ship's evolution and tragic loss that injects intelligent light into an event that is as much enshrouded in legend as Titanic's remains are in the total darkness of the deep ocean. It is both a paean to the genius of the age that gave birth to her and a eulogy for the hubris that doomed her. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Time Song: Journeys in Search of a Submerged Land by Julia Blackburn - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101871676
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Published: Pantheon - August 6th, 2019

Such an interesting book, Blackburn has combined memoir, travelogue and history in this journey to a lost land, known as Doggerland, not to mention the poems: the time songs which are interspersed throughout the book. Doggerland is a name given to the land that used to connect Great Britain to the rest of Europe, and is now submerged beneath the North Sea. We are treated to almost a treasure hunt through history in the way the author guides us through this intriguing land, and the flora and fauna that inhabited it. An absolute gem of a book!


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