Laurie Unger Skinner

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The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing

Readers of biography, history, and politics, and those interested in the effects of trauma on subsequent generations, will appreciate this thoughtful book.
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In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family

The combination of historical research and conversations with these women and their families creates a distinctive account that shows the ongoing effects of the conflict on generations. Readers interested in seeing beyond stereotypes and political posturing will appreciate.

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The Plateau

Paxson’s work offers a counterpoint to titles such a Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence, which detailed how neighbors viciously turned on one another during World War II. Readers interested in World War II France, and anyone seeking reassurance that good exists in the world will appreciate this heartbreaking and hopeful text.

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Scholars of Mayhem: My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Guiet’s tribute to his father’s remarkable life will appeal to readers interested in World War II history and the American OSS and British SOE wartime spy agencies. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]
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Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

Readers interested in the history of Depression-era politics and social climate, or those curious about the dissemination of religious and racial prejudice will appreciate this book.
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The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House

This fascinating work will appeal especially to those interested in 20th-century history and architecture.
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My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File

As personal information is regularly collected on almost everyone, this book raises provocative points about the effect of surveillance that will appeal to most readers, especially those who have traveled or researched overseas, and anyone with an interest in Romania.
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Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

All readers will find this book enlightening. Those struggling with gender identity, and their families and friends, will find hope in McBride's words.
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Maybe Esther: A Family Story

For readers interested in memoir, family history, narrative nonfiction, and 20th-century Eastern European and Jewish history.

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