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Our Mothers' War by Emily Yellin
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This author's narrative is wonderful at incorporating primary source material. I liked being able to really appreciate the difficulty, frustrations, and successes faced by women during World War II.
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From Equal Suffrage to Equal Rights by Christine A. Lunardini
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This is a fabulous book! Alice Paul, an unsung heroine of the suffrage movement, should be commemorated the same as Susan B. Anthony.
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A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter
A Remarkable Mother
by Jimmy Carter
read in October, 2010
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All I can say is I love Miss Lillian! Doesn't matter if you are Republican or Democrat, she was a truly amazing woman and humanitarian. It is now easy to see where Jimmy gets it from.
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Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
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James McPherson is a renowned Civil War historian. Pick up any of this books and you will get a well-thought out, easy to read and understand, neo-abolitionist narrative of the Civil War. Unfortunately the one aspect he does not cover is the affects...more
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"I loved this book too! It's been awhile since I read it, but it is such a wonderful story. "
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The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
recommended for: history lovers
read in September, 2007
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Written by Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn this book is a revelation. The author writes with a chip on his shoulder and why shouldn't he? He gives great insight to the lack of rhyme or reason in the arrests of Soviet citizens and the ordeal...more
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"You are welcome. I thought it was a great thing too. You are such an avid reader! "
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"I read this one too. It was a little slow in certain parts, but it's a great story. "
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The Unquiet Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "An important contribution to our awareness of the former Soviet Union's harrowing past and unsettling present." Adam Hochschild is a wonderful storyteller who captured my interest immediately. This book was assigne...more
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