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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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The Tempest

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is chock-full of literary references, as one might expect of a novel about a bookshop. This author’s debut centers on a 27-year-old girl named Miranda who teaches history. News of the death of … Continue reading

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In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Keep Digging

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a well researched book about a real life female detective named Mrs. Grace Humiston and her incredible story. Solving baffling cases and championing the rights of the underserved earned Grace her well-deserved nickname. … Continue reading

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Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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The Last Frontier

The River of Doubt:Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is so well-written that I felt the author experienced the perilous journey through the Amazon jungle along with TR (Theodore Roosevelt)  and his fellow explorers. In this exciting non-fiction book, … Continue reading

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Lend Me Your Ears

SPQR by Mary Beard is an academic book about Ancient Rome. I chose to read this book for many reasons; the most important being my interest in increasing my knowledge of history. Beard is a professor of classics at Oxford … Continue reading

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