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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
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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
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The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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Exit the Actress - Priya Parmar A little over a month ago, I had the pleasure of attending Miss Parmar's book reading/signing at a Barnes and Noble bookstore, where she autographed my copy of this book.

Prior to reading this book, all I knew about Nell Gwyn was that she was a famous actress in her day and the mistress of King Charles II of England.

Now, having finished this book today, I very much enjoyed the entree Miss Parmar gave me into Nell's life, as well as into Restoration England. Nell seemed very much like a real person to me, which says a lot about a writer's ability to breathe life into a figure long dead and somewhat obscured by history.