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Most Scandalous Woman

by Jeff Fleischer

A poet, journalist, and key leader in Peru’s American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, Magda Portal was nicknamed by her opponents as a “Most Scandalous Woman.” Myrna Ivonne Wallace Fuentes looks at both Portal’s life and her work... Read More

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Sorrow of the Earth

by Jeff Fleischer

At the turn of the twentieth century, few Americans were more famous than Buffalo Bill Cody, and his Wild West shows played to huge crowds. But while those shows were popular, they also presented a sanitized and highly mythologized... Read More

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A Hero for the Americas

by Jeff Fleischer

The story of Gonzalo Guerrero has long been part history and part legend, with the sixteenth-century sailor treated as a hero or villain depending on who’s telling the tale. In "A Hero for the Americas", Robert Calder tries to put... Read More

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The Greatest Comeback

by Jeff Fleischer

Before becoming arguably the most influential soccer coach in history, Bela Guttmann had to face far more important challenges: evading capture during the Holocaust, losing most of his family to the Nazis, and escaping a labor camp... Read More

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Maximum Volume

by Rachel Jagareski

"Maximum Volume" has enormous appeal for Beatles fans, record collectors, social historians, music wonks, and indeed, anyone with ears. Kenneth Womack’s "Maximum Volume" is a lively and engaging biography of Beatles producer George... Read More

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Fasting and Feasting

by Anna Call

This deliberate and meticulous biography chronicles the life of a remarkable food writer whose self-sufficiency and love of nature placed her ahead of her time. Patience Gray, the author of the classic Honey from a Weed, lived off the... Read More

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Willy Ley

by Amanda Adams

Ley was a pioneer of both scientific exploration and widespread media entertainment; this biography gives the visionary his due. Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age, by Jared S. Buss, is a dynamic biography of a remarkable scientific... Read More

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