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History

Biography
Ann Ronald

The Black Count

At the end of his historical biography of General Alex Dumas, The Black Count Tom Reiss cites a passage written by the General’s famous son.

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

The Glen Canyon Country

Normally I don’t review books written by good friends and ordinarily ‘Bookin’ with Sunny’ doesn’t include books with footnotes, but we’re making an exception for

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Baby Flo
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

Baby Flo

Ask any young person today if they know what vaudeville is and the closest they might come is to guess it’s a new online website

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Full Body Burden

“The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences. The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly

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History
Sunny Solomon

Key System Streetcars

Vernon J. Sappers, born in 1917, was a prolific collector of all things relating to the Key System, the beloved San Francisco Bay Area mode

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Philosophical Breakfast Club

THE PHILOSOPHICAL BREAKFAST CLUB The Philosophical Breakfast Club may be the book to answer questions you never knew you wanted to ask. How did we get from

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Friendly Fallout 1953
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Friendly Fallout 1953

Friendly Fallout 1953 is a curious combination of fiction and fact, a literary effort to bring together, under one cover, the topics of nuclear weapons,

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Unbroken

Hillenbrand is back with another gut wrenching, heart-stopping story of stamina, resilience and survival; but unlike her earlier bestseller, “Seabiscuit,” “Unbroken” tells the story of

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

THE WOMAN WHO SHOT MUSSOLINI Violet Gibson aims her pistol at Mussolini’s head, and Frances Stonor Saunders aims her ability to capture a rare historical

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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History
Sunny Solomon

The Remains of Company D

“He went lights-out somewhere just beyond the Paris-Soissons Road, while the air rained bullets and his company – the survivors, anyway – rolled on through

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An Uncommon Friendship
Biography
Sunny Solomon

An Uncommon Friendship

AN UNCOMMON FRIENDSHIP Just when we think we’ve read all the Holocaust books that we can, Bernard Rosner and Fritz Tubach come up with a

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