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The Last Runaway

When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in ...

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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag

Almost everything we know about the terrible experience of the Gulag has been based on survivor memoirs, in many cases ...

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Ban This Filth! Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive

In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being ...

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Far From the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love

In this study of family, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who learn to deal with their exceptional children ...

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love and Terror in Hitler’s Berlin

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's ...

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My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian England. Sentimental, vulgar, but patriotic and champion of the underdog, it ...

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