Tegan says: Give this nuanced and well-researched history to WWII scholars, feminists, and anyone else open to a fresh perspective on the Occupation and Resistance.
Judy says: For the lover of nature and photography. Award winner Bannick has created this beautiful book that gives us an intimate look at the fantastic bird, the owl.
David says: This is a spectacular, well-researched and unbiased look at the Romans from its insignificant beginnings to the founding of a citizen-driven empire. Taking a backseat is the fall of Rome, a history which has been told and agonized over for 400 years. Instead, Mary Beard explores the ordinary lives of those who lived during the time including bankers, ex-slaves and Roman women.
Lisa says: Powerful nonfiction account of life in a Mumbai slum. It reads like fiction and has powerful messages of life and death and hope.
Lisa says: Memoir of a Nigerian American and his journey from childhood in Nigeria to the editor of African Commentary magazine in Massachusetts and teaching experiences in the US, Britain and Nigeria. Full of fascinating insights and cultural comments.
Wendee says: Written like a thriller, this is classic narrative nonfiction, rich in WW II atmosphere and plot. American doctor Sumner Jackson, his wife and son live in a Paris ground floor apartment on elegant Avenue Foch in sight of the German Gestapo. Here the Jacksons secretly work on behalf of the French Resistance. A true-to-life page turner. Perfect for history buffs and spy novel fans alike.