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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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The rise of the Third Reich as observed by William Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, and his free-spirited daughter is the chilling topic of Erik Larson's impressive new book. With his gift for narration, Larson has once again created... (read more)

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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl
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Man's Search for Meaning is like nothing you've ever read before. The first half of the book depicts Dr. Frankl's four years losing everything in concentration camps — a description so hellish, it leaves you desolate. Shattered by his Holocaust... (read more)

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Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi
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In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race, was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa. History may remember the... (read more)

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
by William L Shirer
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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitlers rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End... (read more)

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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
by Donald Kladstrup
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-273).... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
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A gritty, funny, and widely influential novel (it caused quite a stir!) that I guarantee you'll read time and time again. Powerful and worthy of many re-readings.... (read more)

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Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (87 Edition)
Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (87 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
by Simon Wiesenthal
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In the first hundred pages of The Sunflower, Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal recounts his encounter with a dying German soldier who asked to speak with "a Jew" in order to seek forgiveness. Wiesenthal then invites everyone into the discussion... (read more)

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Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Since it was first published in 2008, I have recommended this book countless times — to anyone and everyone who would listen, actually — and I've never heard anything back other than thanks for putting this devastating, thrilling, complex... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
by Timothy Snyder
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Americans call the Second World War and#147;The Good War.and#8221; But before it even began, Americaand#8217;s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizensand#151;and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was... (read more)

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
by Anne Frank
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The basis for and official tie-in edition to the PBS Masterpiece Classic movie titled The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Jon Jones from a screenplay by Deborah Moggach. First airing April 11, 2010. More than fifty years after its first publication... (read more)

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Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Germany : a New History (98 Edition)
Germany : a New History (98 Edition)
by Hagen Schulze
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In one concise volume, Hagen Schulze brilliantly conveys the full sweep of German history, from the days of the Romans to the fall of the Berlin Wall. A story two thousand years in the making, it rings with battle, murmurs with intrigue, and hums with... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining—and historically unassailable—journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship." "Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement." "A master of broad... (read more)

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Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
by James B. Pritchard
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"There is no other anthology on the ancient Near East with this breadth of geographical and linguistic coverage, or with this variety of genres, from the literary and historical to the legal, epistolary, and religious."--Francesca Rochberg, University of... (read more)

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Paris, Capital of Modernity (03 Edition)
Paris, Capital of Modernity (03 Edition)
by David Harvey
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Collecting David Harvey's finest work on Paris during the second empire, Paris, Capital of Modernity offers brilliant insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola,... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
by Plutarch
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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.... (read more)

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