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The narrative world is rife with accounts of the relationship between gender, and the recognition and attribution (or not) of genius.

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“Deep Hope: Zen Guidance for Staying Steadfast When the World Seems Hopeless is a wonderful read for those interested in Zen Buddhism and its application, helping

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“Children who cook become children who taste and often eat. Get the kids to clean, scrub or peel the potatoes and carrots.

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“a highly readable account of the Allied effort to not only get ashore on the continent of Europe, but stay ashore and liberate Europe.”

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“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”

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“Outrages is a fascinating history book with a cast of characters and an epic sweep that make it read like a novel Charles Dickens could have written, if he had ev

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"The individual readers will question much of Crimes and Cover-Ups, agree with other parts, and think hard about the points raised."

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Almost any fashionphile or Anglophile will recognize the name Norman Hartnell, the designer who wardrobed the princesses and queens of the British Royal monarchy for almost one half century.

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“This book offers a sweet ray of hope in a very confusing time.”

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“Paint[s] an engaging picture of an artistic master who, for a figurative painter, was as generous with precise detail, symbolism and personal motives, as he was with color, while never dis

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It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.

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“Neruda makes us fledgling children in a fascinating world, a world glittered by pure sentiment.”  

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“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing

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Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.

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"’While he seethed, the big world seethed around him. War was imminent. He was powerless. He was nobody. Nothing—no money, nor influence, nor status . .

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“Music expresses the soul of a nation and illustrates its moods and contradictions from one era to another across time.”

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“This is a book rich in detail. Its tone is neutral. It doesn’t give the impression that the author wishes to see the CIA abolished, merely controlled.”

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“Edvard Munch: Love and Angst is clear and deliberate in its scope and raises awareness of a highly prolific, yet mostly hidden side of the artist, ultimately just

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“Eve L. Ewing has achieved what the historian cannot. She has restored the blood and sweat to the historical record of a tragic moment in the history of the nation.”

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“Surrogate Warfare is a well-researched and thorough study of surrogate warfare.

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"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."

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Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power and the Workplace though  purporting initially not to be about Sheryl Sandberg and her well-known treatise Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to

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“this book is highly recommended for a wide variety of readers, but especially to those who may have undergone trauma or the family members with whom they share their lives.”

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“Democracy in the United States as well as many other countries is also threatened by the corruption fostered by kleptocracy.

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It would be a lie to say that neither the brand name Carnet nor its designer Michelle Ong were familiar to this reviewer, but the name and brand that is familiar is Joel Rosenthal of JAR in Paris,

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