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Summary of Lilac Girls: by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

 

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Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined...


Era: From the Russian Revolution to World War II, a Life Framed by Destiny

by Jacqueline F. Frazine & Claudia Dreher

Era was born to an aristocratic family as the Russian Revolution raged. She was two months old when they fled to one of the last open ports on the Black Sea where they boarded a ship bound for Constantinople....


History of King Charles II of England

by Jacob Abbott

Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the...


Stephen III the Great

by History World

Stephen III of Moldavia is said to be one of the most powerful kings of the past. He is also known as Stefan the Great. He was born in 1433. Stephen III was the Prince of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He is said...


William the Conqueror

by Jacob Abbott

William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After...


Peter the Great

by Jacob Abbott

By sheer force of will, Peter the Great single-handedly imposed modernization on a highly resistant Russia. He overcame foes from within his country, including his sister Sophia, whom the anti-modernist forces...


Beyond the Shores

by M.D., Lillian Gonzalez-Pardo

Beyond the Shores is the story of Dr. Lillian Gonzalez-Pardo in her own words. It chronicles her early years and upbringing in Manila, her entry into medical school, her subsequent immigration to Kansas for...


The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate

by Barry Sussman

No American history, government, or journalism collection is complete without this new edition of "The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate," by Barry Sussman, the best account of the fall of Richard...


Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to...


First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

by Loung Ung

One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed...


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive...


Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography

by Kathryn Spink

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries ofCharity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much moreremarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from...


High Price

by Carl Hart

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies...


My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism

by Dick Russell

What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a “normal” life? That’s the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

by Atul Gawande

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made.There are accounts...


Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

by Richard Branson

It’s business school, the Branson way.

Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, improving your leadership skills, or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of...


The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

by John le Carre

“Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur — by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy.” -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The New York Times bestselling memoir from...


The Passion of Max von Oppenheim

by Lionel Gossman

Born into a prominent German Jewish banking family, Baron Max von Oppenheim (1860-1946) was a keen amateur archaeologist and ethnologist. His discovery and excavation of Tell Halaf in Syria marked an important...


I Saw a Strange Land: Text Classics

by Arthur Groom & Robyn Davidson

While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of our harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert...