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Romany and Tom by Ben Watt
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Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
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Well researched and interesting. Huguette Clark is the centerpoint of a wide reaching story that taught me a great deal about her father William A. Clark, and contextualized his life with a historic timeline.

His youngest daughter ended up, being her...more
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My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
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I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.Peter M. Senge
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All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Nancy is reading My Promised Land: wow. Well researched, unflinching reporting on the horrifying realities of forging a Zionist state on occupied land. Emotionally exhausting reading. I can't imagine the toll on the author.
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling

Albert Camus
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Francis Bacon
“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
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