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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

Anna Pasternak · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya - the true tragedy behind the timeless classicWhen Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life...
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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · HarperCollins
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. Kennedy, takes power - a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold WarBret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor...
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The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Lisa Servon · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An urgent and incisive exposé of our broken banking system - why Americans are fleeing traditional banks in growing numbers What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high-net-worth entrepreneur, and a twenty-something graduate student have in common? All three are victims...
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True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

Jon Else · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The inside story of one of the most important and influential TV shows in history. "No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American documentary series ever made. Jon Else helped film it, and, two decades earlier, as a civil rights worker in the South,...
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Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia

Lisa Dickey · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times -- in 1995, 2005 and 2015 -- making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs...
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Melissa Fleming · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived; they were rescued four days after...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars.Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted...
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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Battle Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1440-1462

Hugh Bicheno · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The enthralling story of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, the first of a dynamic two-volume history of the Wars of the Roses.England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos.The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent...
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