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Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon
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
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
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
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
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
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
One of the greatest stories ever told, and lived. Gripping! Memorable. My son recommended and I'm so glad he did.
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
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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