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Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon
3.80
An outstanding biography -- my favorite in a long time. Her story is profoundly touching, from the challenges she faced professionally as a woman of h...more
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Sep 09, 2013
 
Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier
3.00
I'm totally hooked on the C-Span First Ladies: Influence and Image series. Since history normally focuses on the "great men", this is a rare chance to...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
Rebecca Skloot is to be congratulated on this powerful magnum opus, the result of her many years of hard work, patience, and skill tracking down the s...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
Cleopatra: A Life
3.60
An absorbing read, but for me a difficult one. Few fascinating facts, rather inferences and interpretations from the pens of men writing ages after sh...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Laura Hillenbrand is a superb writer and her gripping story of Louis Zamperini's grueling war-time experiences magnificently illustrates the potential...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
3.81
Gossipy and sensual and quirky and even inspirational, about a modern heroine in the organic, local, sustainable and delectable food movement. Alice W...more
May 2008
May 08, 2011
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