Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies

Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of LiesA bold new analysis of one of history s most misrepresented women History has lied Anne Boleyn has been sold to us as a dark figure, a scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into divorcing his queen and his church in an unprecedented display of passion Quite the tragic love story, right

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master AgentThe thrilling true story of Richard Sorge the man John le Carr called the spy to end spies , and whose actions turned the tide of the Second World War Richard Sorge was a man with two homelands Born of a German father and a Russian mother in Baku in 1895, he moved in a world of shifting

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Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947

Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947A unique chronicle of the years 1847 1947, the century when the Jewish people changed the world and it changed them.In a hundred year period, a handful of men and women changed the way we see the world Many of them are well known Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka Others have vanished from

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Why You Should Be a Socialist

Why You Should Be a SocialistA primer on Democratic Socialism for those who are extremely skeptical of it America is witnessing the rise of a new generation of socialist activists More young people support socialism now than at any time since the labor movement of the 1920s The Democratic Socialists of America, a big tent

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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Major Impossible

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Major ImpossibleThe ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon John Wesley Powell 1834 1902 always had the spirit of adventure in him As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring When the Civil War began,

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1973: Rock at the Crossroads

1973: Rock at the CrossroadsA fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1973, a defining year for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elvis Presley, and the former members of The Beatles 1973 was the year rock hit its peak while splintering just like the rest of

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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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Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #2)

Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #2)In this follow up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the author tells the story, based on a true one, of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again Cilka Klein is 18 years old when Auschwitz Birkenau is liberated by Soviet soldiers But Cilka is one of the many women who is

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel BoysColson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the 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

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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 man s incredible courage and resilience during one of history s darkest hours Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis He s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music,

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My Name is Eva

My Name is EvaYou can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise Evelyn Taylor Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is

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