Raised in the court of milan and wed at age ten to the pope’s corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy’s political intrigues early in life. In this insightful, fascinating portrayal, Elizabeth Lev brings Caterina Sforza and her times very much to life. Kathleen turner, actress and author of send yourself roses a strategist to match machiavelli; a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias; a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak; and a mother determined to maintain her family’s honor, Caterina Riario Sforza de’ Medici was a true Renaissance celebrity, beloved and vilified in equal measure.
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Mother, caterina is unforgettable, warrior, and icon, and so is the exciting story that Elizabeth Lev tells here. Barry strauss, author of masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership .
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In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, aid workers, he talks to Africans, missionaries, and tourists.
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2014 winner — amazon breakthrough novel award — general fiction When Margie Bauer joins the Army Nurse Corps in 1941, she is delighted to be sent to Manila, the Pearl of the Orient. Ultimately captured, starvation, she is interned in Santo Tomas, where for three years she endures escalating danger, a Japanese prison camp, and loss.
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A Small Death in LisbonHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Klaus felsen, arrives in a luminous lisbon, where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs, forced out of his Berlin factory into the SS, dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. There he meets the man who plants the first seed of greed and revenge that will grow into a thick vine in the landscape of post-war Portugal.
Robert wilson's combination of intelligence, suspense, vivid characters, and mesmerizing storytelling richly deserves the international acclaim his novel has received.1941. This small death in lisbon is horrific compensation for an even older crime, and Coelho's stubborn pursuit of its truth reveals a tragedy that unites past and present.
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The Memory of Us: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Julianne westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. Caught between her family’s expectations, kyle’s devotion to the Church, and the intense new feelings that the forbidden courtship has awakened in her, Julianne must make a choice: uphold the life she’s always known or follow the difficult path toward love.
But as war ripples through the world and the Blitz decimates England, a tragic accident forces Julianne to leave everything behind and forge a new life built on lies she’s told to protect the ones she loves. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.
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The Whistling SeasonMariner Books #ad - A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, nonbiting, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom.
. Can't cook but doesn't bite. So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse.