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Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
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Jun 21, 12

Read from June 11 to 21, 2012

Fascinating and often personal history of late 1930s through mid 1950s, limited to the experience of Czechoslovakia and the Czech government-in-exile in England (so you get the bombing of Britain, too). Some grimly fascinating stories of Hitler's cruelty, mixed in with Albright's discoveries about her family and how they suffered (for anyone who doesn't know--Madeleine Albright learned when she was being vetted as Secretary of State in 1997 that her family was Jewish--her parents had never told her).
A caveat: even for a history geek like me, the first 50 pages (of Czech history) were tough. Hang in there till she brings you to Neville Chamberlain, and it gets much more interesting.

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