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“Hebrew Confederate Cemetery on Shockoe Hill, which is the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside the state of Israel. The”
Maureen Egan, Insiders' Guide to Richmond, VA

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Philip was fascinated by the all-absorbing question of the Beatific Vision: whether the souls of the blessed see the face of God immediately upon entering Heaven or whether they have to wait until the Day of Judgment.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

“Jones’s crime was “lithobolia”—hurling stones supernaturally.”
Malcolm Gaskill, Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans

Walter Isaacson
“A break came when Polish intelligence officers created a machine based on a captured German coder that was able to crack some of the Enigma codes. By the time the Poles showed the British their machine, however, it had been rendered ineffective because the Germans had added two more rotors and two more plugboard connections to their Enigma machines.”
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Ivan Turgenev
“Mad people all live a long time—you know, every grief has its good side.”
Ivan Turgenev, A Month in the Country

3994 Great War (1914-1918): The Society and Culture of the First World War — 468 members — last activity Jan 01, 2021 10:25AM
A place to discuss the cultural milieu of the Great War (also referred to as the First World War, World War I, WWI, World War One). The intent of this ...more
46429 The Liberal Politics & Current Events Book Club — 953 members — last activity Dec 26, 2020 02:05AM
Do you enjoy keeping up with politics? Are you interested in current events and contemporary history? Do you consider yourself leftist, liberal, socia ...more
8115 The History Book Club — 20563 members — last activity 9 hours, 56 min ago
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodread ...more
61423 The History Nerd — 67 members — last activity May 12, 2019 10:26AM
Calling all History Nerds!!!!! Anyone interested in history and historical fiction is welcome! Have fun!
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