“an image of a proud man who gave in to the wishes of his people to reunite them with their families and suffered the ignominy of becoming a prisoner in his own land . . .”
Americans have always been enraptured royal followers.
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“Certainly this novel is timely, a reminder of the United States’ inexcusable inhumanity 70 years ago when it cruelly blocked desperate refugees.”
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"a worthy read about this gorgeous and talented woman."
Mailer has flashes of brilliance. Historically interesting.
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