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On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz--the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. The…

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Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Her books include Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees, Dancing to the Precipice, A Train in Winter, and Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France.

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From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.      High up in…

Freya Stark

by Caroline Moorehead

|January 19, 2015

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Born in Paris in 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wandering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her…

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Lucie de la Tour du Pin was the Pepys of her generation. She witnessed, participated in, and wrote diaries detailing one of the most tumultuous periods of history. From life in the Court of Versailles, through the French Revolution to Napoleon's rule, Lucie…

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In this biography of Iris Origo, Caroline Moorehead has drawn on unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts. It provides a vivid picture of the life of one of the most intriguing and attractive women of the 20th century. Together with her shrewd husband,…

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find…

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The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" ( Entertainment Weekly ) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines…

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These four interlinked stories encapsulate Martha Gellhorn’s firsthand observation of the Great Depression. Fiction crafted with documentary accuracy, they vividly render the gradual spiritual collapse of the simple, homely sufficiency of American life in the…

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Martha Gellhorn's three intertwined novellas are concerned with the integration of European outsiders into the dramatic landscape of East Africa. It makes an electric theme, which alternates between enchantment and rejection. Two sisters, one beautiful, one…

Human Cargo

by Caroline Moorehead

|November 10, 2009

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Human Cargo is a remarkable oral testament.Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Texas and Italy. She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in…

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El sultán del Imperio Otomano la solicitaba a su lado en los banquetes. Napoleón la hizo camarera de Josefina. Sus amigos fueron Talleyrand, Madame de Staël, Chateaubriand, Lafayette, y el duque de Wellington, con la que jugaba de pequeña. Fue testigo de primera…