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The Bolivian Diary

Among Seven Stories Press’s vibrant English and Spanish editions of Che’s complete works, this raw account of his desperate and ultimately tragic final campaign makes a riveting and sobering bookend to the youthful idealism of his cult classic The Motorcycle Diaries.

The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening

Shapiro’s confident, clear voice and self-deprecating humor, familiar to his many fans, translates well to the written word. His writing will resonate with many and is a treasure for biography readers. Highly recommended.
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Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington’s Cherry Trees

Parsell’s readable, well-researched biography will bring Scidmore back into the limelight, appealing to readers with an interest in geography, journalism, conservation, and women’s studies.
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The Watchmaker’s Daughter: The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom

A haunting and inspiring tale of moral courage. Recommended.

La Duchesse: The Life of Marie de Vignerot, Cardinal Richelieu’s Forgotten Heiress Who Shaped the Fate of France

This is a fine work that sheds light on the nearly forgotten story of a consequential figure in French history.

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

An exceptionally narrated study of Adams’s life and his ideas of fairness and democracy; highly recommended.
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The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd

While serious history buffs may wish for more facts and less supposition, this glimpse into the human side of piracy strikes a chord. Recommend to listeners who enjoy stories about the golden age of piracy and colonial American history.

Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles

A wonderfully crafted and honest look at a creative giant.
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Picasso the Foreigner: An Artist in France, 1900–1973

This hydra of a book, one head assessing Picasso’s art, the other looking at how he negotiated his position in France in politically tense times, is strongly recommended to all Picasso enthusiasts.
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