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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. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village…
Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution

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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…
Bailando al borde del precipicio: Una vida en la corte de María Antonieta

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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…
Un train en hiver: Le train des femmes pour Auschwitz

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Le train des femmes pour Auschwitz. La plus jeune a 17 ans, la plus âgée, 67. Un matin glacé de janvier 1943, 230 femmes enfermées dans des camps d'internement français, ces " châteaux de la mort lente ", sont conduites par la Gestapo en gare de Compiègne. Leur…
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Sons, and Their Fight…

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From the bestselling author of A Train in Winter , the story of the Rosselli family, whose courage standing up to Mussolini's fascism helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars. "I had a house: they destroyed it. I had a newspaper: they…
Freya Stark
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|August 21, 2014

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Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering 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 flamboyant…
Bailando al borde del precipicio: Una vida en la corte de María Antonieta

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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…
Ausgewählte Briefe
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|November 27, 2012

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"Ich sehe Hemingway ab und zu ... Er ist ein komischer Kauz, sehr liebenswert, voller Verve und ein glänzender Geschichtenerzähler. (Bei einem Schriftsteller ist das Phantasie, bei allen anderen Lüge. Das nennt man Genie.) Also sitze ich da und habe gerade das…
Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d'Orcia
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|June 19, 2014

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Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century's most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father.…
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship and Survival in World War Two

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“How can you do this work if you have a child?” asked her mother. “It is because I have a child that I do it,” replied Cecile. “This is not a world I wish her to grow up in.” On January 24, 1943, 230 women were placed in four cattle trucks on a train in…
A Stricken Field: A Novel
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|August 22, 2011

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Martha Gellhorn was one of the first—and most widely read—female war correspondents of the twentieth century. She is best known for her fearless reporting in Europe before and during WWII and for her brief marriage to Ernest Hemingway, but she was also an…
The Trouble I've Seen
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|May 18, 2012

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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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