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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Tracy Kidder
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In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from... (read more)

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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter
From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter
by Thomas L Friedman
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Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting,... (read more)

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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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A delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little known "hinge" of history in which the author shows that the Irish were not only conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western... (read more)

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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
by Helene Cooper
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Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of two Liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea... (read more)

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Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq (Women Writing the Middle East)
Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq (Women Writing the Middle East)
by Riverbend
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Riverbend, the Iraqi woman whose articulate, even poetic prose packs an emotional punch (The New York Times), continues her dispatches from her native Baghdad. Interweaving commentary on major events since October 2004, with compelling stories about her... (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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Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
by Elaine Sciolino
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As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino has had more experience covering Iran than any other American reporter. She was aboard the airplane that took Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979 and was there for the... (read more)

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The Duchess
The Duchess
by Amanda Foreman
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved... (read more)

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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
by Norman Cantor
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The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified... (read more)

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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
by Kenneth S Broun
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When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during... (read more)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
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In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (read more)

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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by Slavomir Rawicz
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all... (read more)

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Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Marnissi
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”I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco...” So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams... (read more)

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
by Jonathan D. Spence
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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. Now Jonathan Spence, our foremost historian of Chinese politics and culture, tells us, in his elegant new book, how the West has understood China over seven centuries.... (read more)

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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
by Sattareh Farman Farmaian and Dona Munker
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An intimate and honest chronicle of the everyday life of Iranian women over the past century “A lesson about the value of personal freedom and what happens to a nation when its people are denied the right to direct their own destiny. This is a book... (read more)

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Churchill in Quotes: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Statesman
Churchill in Quotes: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Statesman
by Ammonite Press
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Sir Winston Churchill, statesman, orator and former Prime Minister was a man whose words gave hope and inspiration to the British people, and many are as relevant today as they were during the war years. Churchills speeches were not always confined to... (read more)

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Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story
Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story
by Thanassis Cambanis
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An award-winning journalist tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders—and their imperfect decisions that changed the world. In January 2011, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a group of... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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