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The very first aspect that must be acknowledged with regard to Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour is that Thames & Hudson has raised the bar for books within this segment

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“if we are to judge those who collaborated with Nazis, we must deliberate upon their dilemmas in order to deepen our own definition and sense of humanity.”

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“You will end up in love with Olive because she is a ton of well-written fun. You’ll enjoy her musings and put-downs and her reflections.

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Beautiful on the Outside is a fascinating study in motivation, concentration, and discipline, and one that has lessons for anyone in pursuit of excellence.

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“Haunted House Murder is a tempting smorgasbord of seasonal suspense . . .

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"Davis . . . seamlessly blends the immediate events and the background to tell history not well known."

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“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.

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Minda Harts has written a “how-to memo” for women of color in the workplace. It reads less like a guidebook and more like a conversation over drinks after work, in mixed company.

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No Surrender encompasses a powerful story about human brotherhood and comradeship reckoning with—and overcoming—the evil realities of Hitler’s Nazi regime.”

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Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.

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“For over 30 years, Sharon Olds has been writing poems about the unspeakable: bad love, great love, death, childbirth, child abuse, illness, oppression, rape, racism, violence, and sexism.”

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Even readers familiar with Afghanistan’s years of travail under Soviet occupation and Taliban rule, including the trauma of American military intervention, will discover aspects of those times to p

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