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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
Progress: 189/672 pages
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
Progress: 41/608 pages
Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
Progress: 198/598 pages
Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue - Kathryn J. Atwood

Here is a book that would serve as an ideal primer for anyone wanting to know of the contributions made by women during the Second World War in the fight against the Third Reich.  In particular, the personal stories of Noor Inayat Khan (who served as an agent in Britain's Special Operations Executive [SOE] in Occupied France, where she was eventually betrayed and fell into the clutches of the Gestapo), Sophie Scholl (a university student who was part of the "White Rose Movement", made up of Germans who spoke out against Hitler), Hannie Schaft (a symbol of the Dutch resistance to Hitler), Ebba Lund, and Nancy Wake (who ran a resistance network in Southern France and killed an SS soldier with her bare hands!) I found very inspiring.