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The Chinese Lady

by Rachel Jagareski

Nancy E. Davis’s "The Chinese Lady" applies historical detective work to document the life of Afong Moy, who took an unusual journey through nineteenth-century America. It reveals much about the young United States, its view of other... Read More

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Rilke in Paris

by Matt Sutherland

In 1902, at twenty-six, Rainer Maria Rilke visited Paris for the first time, drawn by his perception—he was not alone—of France as the consummate home of the artist. He sought out Auguste Rodin and, over the course of many years, the... Read More

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Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem

by Karen Rigby

Little known outside of Palestine, Sophie Halaby was a Russian-Arab painter, Jerusalemite, and member of a prominent Christian family. Laura S. Schor’s "Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem" is a careful, elegant portrait that highlights the... Read More

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Jacques Schiffrin

by Jeff Fleischer

Jacques Schiffrin was an influential publisher in Paris at the outbreak of World War II, but soon he had to flee the life he’d built and begin again in the United States. The story of his impressive rise, and of his unexpected second... Read More

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