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A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz

"This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father's attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August Prize. On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival. In this intelligent and deeply movin

Feb 26, 2015
A Widow's Journey Reflections on Walking Alone. A Widow's Journey Reflections on Walking Alone.

"So who am I now that there's only one place at the table...one pillow with a head dent, one damp towel after a shower. There's only one toothbrush in the holder. The seat is never left up anymore. I can still write Mrs. in front of my name, but I'm no longer in a marriage relationship. You need two people for a marriage and there's only me. Is there only you? Then join Gayle as she draws on her emotions during the loss of her beloved husband, Chuck, and offers you a compassionate devotional to

Feb 26, 2015
Amore - an American father's Roman holiday Amore - an American father's Roman holiday

Feb 20, 2015
Archaeology, sexism, and scandal - the long-suppressed story of one woman's discoveries and the man who stole credit for them Archaeology, sexism, and scandal - the long-suppressed story of one woman's discoveries and the man who stole credit for them

The 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece, changed how archaeologists study material culture, and was the nexus of one of the most egregious cases of plagiarism in the history of classical archaeology. Kaiser draws on the private scrapbook that budding archaeologist Mary Ross Ellingson compiled during that dig, and recounts how the unearthing of private homes emerged as a means to examine the day-to-day of ancient life in Greece. He shows that David Robinson stole Ellingson's words and insi

Feb 26, 2015
Colonel House - a biography of Woodrow Wilson's silent partner Colonel House - a biography of Woodrow Wilson's silent partner

Feb 20, 2015
Fierce convictions - the extraordinary life of Hannah More - poet, reformer, abolitionist Fierce convictions - the extraordinary life of Hannah More - poet, reformer, abolitionist

"With a foreword by Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.The enthralling biography of the womanwriter who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain's upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-CenturyBritish society through her keen intellect, literary achievements,collaborative spirit, strong Christian principles, and colorful personality. A woman without connections or status, More took

Feb 20, 2015
He wanted the moon - the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him He wanted the moon - the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him

The author pieces together the story of her absent father's life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, which he then began to suffer from himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement.

Feb 24, 2015
In the land of invisible women - a female doctor's journey in the Saudi Kingdom In the land of invisible women - a female doctor's journey in the Saudi Kingdom

From the Publisher: "In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith."- Gail Sheehy. The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones. Unexpectedly denied a v

Feb 26, 2015
Irritable hearts - a PTSD love story Irritable hearts - a PTSD love story

"In 2010, human rights reporter Mac McClelland left Haiti after covering the devastation of the earthquake. Back home, she finds herself imagining vivid scenes of violence and can't sleep or stop crying. It becomes clear that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggered by her trip and seemingly exacerbated by her experiences in the other charged places she'd reported from. The bewilderment about this sudden loss of self-control is magnified by her feelings for Nico, a French

Feb 26, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli - a strange romance Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli - a strange romance

Feb 24, 2015
Power forward - my presidential education Power forward - my presidential education

"No one spent more time with Barack Obama during his historic first campaign and term than 'body man' Reggie Love, whose professional coming-of-age story--from team captain of Coach K's 2001 NCAA title team through junior Senator Obama's mailroom to becoming the President's confidant, friend, and Chief of Stuff--is like no other"--

Feb 20, 2015
Sex versus survival - the life and ideas of Sabina Spielrein Sex versus survival - the life and ideas of Sabina Spielrein

Who was Sabina Spielrein? She is probably best known for her notorious affair with Carl Jung, which was dramatized in the film A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley. Yet her life story is much more compelling than just one famous relationship. Spielrein overcame family and psychological abuse to become a profoundly original thinker in her own right. Sex Versus Survival is the first biography to put her life and ideas at the center of the story and examine Spielrein's key role in the devel

Feb 20, 2015
The last Stalinist - the life of Santiago Carrillo The last Stalinist - the life of Santiago Carrillo

Feb 20, 2015