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Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer by Jeremy Popkin

Zelda Popkin: The Life and Times of an American Jewish Woman Writer by Jeremy Popkintells an amazing story. Zelda Popkin’s adventurous life could have made her the protagonist of one of her own novels. In his brilliant telling of the story of her life, her historian grandson, Jeremy D. Popkin, has made a singular contribution to the history of American Jewish women in the twentieth century.

Lost in the Cold War by John T. Downey, Thomas J. Christensen, and Jack Lee Downey

Lost in the Cold War | The Story of Jack Downey, America’s Longest-Held POW by John T. Downey, Thomas J. Christensen, and Jack Lee Downey recounts the story of Jack Downey’s time as a prisoner in Cold War China. Downey’s lively and gripping memoir—written in secret late in life—interweaves horrors and deprivation with humor and the absurdities of captivity.

To Repair a Broken World by Dvora Hacohen

To Repair a Broken World | The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, introduces a new generation to a remarkable leader who fought for women’s rights and the poor. Author Dvora Hacohen is an Israeli historian and professor in the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

America’s Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell

Pamela S. Nadell’s America’s Jewish Women | History from Colonial Times to Today weaves together the complex story of Jewish women in America — from colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan, poet Emma Lazarus, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recounting how Jewish women have been at the forefront of social, economic, and political causes for centuries, Nadell shows them fighting for suffrage, labor unions, civil rights, feminism, and religious rights.

The Planter of Modern Life by Stephen Heyman

The Planter of Modern Life | How an Ohio Farm Boy Conquered Literary Paris, Fed the Lost Generation, and Sowed the Seeds of the Organic Food Movement by Stephen Heyman tells of story of Louis Bromfield, leader of the organic food movement. This sweeping biography unearths a lost icon of American culture, a fascinating, hilarious and unclassifiable character who—between writing and plowing—also dabbled in global politics and high society.

The Journey of Liu Xiaobo by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

The Journey of Liu Xiaobo | From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate edited by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman with Yu Zhang, Jie Li, and Tienchi Martin-Liao reflects on the incredible life of Liu Xaiobo. A fearless poet and prolific essayist and critic, Liu Xiaobo became one of the most important dissident thinkers in the People’s Republic of China.

The Making of a Justice by John Paul Stevens

The Making of a Justice | Reflections on My First 94 Years by John Paul Stevens explores the impactful life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. In his memoir, the justice recounts his extraordinary life, offering an intimate and illuminating account of his service on the nation’s highest court.

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet by Mark Eisner

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet by Mark Eisner tells the intriguing story of renowned Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda through the examination of his poems. The book vividly depicts Neruda’s monumental life, potent verse, and ardent belief in the “poet’s obligation” to use poetry for social good.

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet by Mark Eisner

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet by Mark Eisner tells the intriguing story of renowned Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda through the examination of his poems. The book vividly depicts Neruda’s monumental life, potent verse, and ardent belief in the “poet’s obligation” to use poetry for social good.