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Nina Sankovitch

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in Evanston, Illinoi , The United States


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Nina Sankovitch is a bestselling writer, avid historian, and voracious reader. In addition to being profiled in the New York Times (twice), she has written for the New York Times, the LA Times, the Huffington Post, and other media, blogs on Medium, and is the author of four books of nonfiction. She lives in Connecticut with her family. She can be reached via Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and on her website, ...more

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Partisan Courts and the American Dream of Justice

The fight for independence in the 1770s was in large part motivated by the colonists’ disgust with how the King and Parliament sought to…

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“We are what we love to read, and when we admit to loving a book, we admit that the book represents some aspect of ourselves truly, whether it is that we are suckers for romance or pining for adventure or secretly fascinated by crime.”
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Nina Sankovitch Broke my heart, again and again.

Tracie I hope you love "The Fault in Our Stars" as much as I did. Frankie read the entire book out loud to me at The Huntington Museum/Gardens right after it came out in January. It is such a wonderful story.

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