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Amazing Grace

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is an incredible biography based on the life of Odette Sansom who left three young daughters alone while at the same time, … Continue reading

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Obsessed Genius

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is a new biography based on the great master’s notebooks. Leonardo was a copious note taker so there’s a lot here to digest, but I learned much I never knew about his life and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Puppeteer

The Good Neighbor: The life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. It would be a lie if I told you I’d been a fan of the Mr. Rogers program. If memory serves me correctly, my children and I … Continue reading

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Star-Crossed Lovers

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff increased my knowledge of Egypt and its well-known ruler who lived and died very near the time when Christ was born. I was very surprised to learn Cleopatra was in Rome when Julius Caesar, … Continue reading

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Child of the Mountains

Sergeant York, An American Hero by David D. Lee has been on my list of books to read for years! Many of you may be familiar with the 1940’s movie based on the life of the highly decorated World War I … Continue reading

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Troubled Water

What is it All But Luminous: Notes from an underground man by Art Garfunkel is an autobiography I looked forward to with sincere interest. I am sorry to report how disappointed I was in it. Ever-changing fonts and layouts where … Continue reading

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Ten Paces

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow was not what I expected. Lured by the hype of the popular Broadway play, I decided to take a gander at the book upon which it is based. As I read the book, I was … Continue reading

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