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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…

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Martha Gelhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century; as a young woman she witnessed the suffering of the American Depression and risked her life in the Spanish Civil War. Her dispatches from the front made her a legend, yet her…

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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…

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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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…