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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

This book uses a variety of terms to describe aspects of the era of slavery. In almost every case, the editors have avoided the word “slave” to describe persons held in bondage; the alternate term “enslaved person” accurately conveys the condition without stripping the individual of his or her humanity. In some instances where it Read more

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The Last Rose of Shanghai: A Novel

The Last Rose of Shanghai A Novel

I’m sixty years old, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a troubled woman. I’ve dressed carefully for the meeting today, wearing a black cashmere cardigan, an embroidered yellow blouse, black pants, and a custom-made shoe. I hope, with all my heart, that I look refined and humble, just as an easygoing billionaire ought to appear. I Read more

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The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

Acknowledgements First, I’d like to thank you, beloved readers, for making time for my stories. May the stranger in your lifeboat always guide you, inspire you, and shine upon you. Next, although this is a work of fiction, I did rely upon some real-life help to make the ocean scenes as legitimate as possible. To Read more

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The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Midwives love to talk, analyse and dissect; the post-birth babble in the coffee room is where we relate the beauty of a birth and the small dilemmas: How to relay to women the intensity of what they may go through in labour? Is it fair to describe in detail the two-headed agony and ecstasy of Read more

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The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel. Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam finds Read more

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

This book originated with some ordinary, curiosity. What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a Read more

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons to be seen. No color at all, save for Read more

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The Mueller Report by The Washington Post

The Mueller Report by The Washington Post

Introduction: A President, a Prosecutor, and the Protection of American Democracy by Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post The special counsel investigation that threatened Donald Trump’s presidency was born of the commander-in-chief’s rage. In his first months in office, Trump had seethed over FBI director James B. Comey’s refusal to tell Read more

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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

FEW AMERICAN PRESIDENTS have left such a polarizing legacy as Harry Truman. Perhaps none have. Historians have ranked him among the greatest and among the worst chief executives. His administration was deeply frowned upon when he left office in January 1953. Less than ten years later, a poll conducted by the prominent historian Arthur Schlesinger Read more

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