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Alison Behnke

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Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the great fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison always knew that she wanted to be an author. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than forty books. Alison is also a book editor, as well as a photographer. She lives in Minneapolis, and when she's not reading, writing, or editing, she spends her time on pursuits incl ...more

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Kim Jong Il's North Korea

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Japan in Pictures

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The Conquests of Genghis Khan

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