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In 1862, Duff Gordon embarked on a solo trip to Egypt in a bid to rid herself of consumption. She spent the next seven years in a ruined house above a temple in Luxor, on the Nile, mixing with the local people and setting up a hospital from her home....
By Christa Wolf
This novel is a testament of what seemed at the time a fairly ordinary childhood, in the bosom of a normal Nazi family in Landsberg. Other work by the author includes "The Quest for Christa" and "No Place on Earth".
By Evan Thomas
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated...
By Cal Newport
Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill -- and not necessarily their passion -- that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College Phi Beta Kappa and recently earned a PhD. from MIT,...