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The 15th book from acclaimed journalist Marvin Kalb, entitled The Year I Was Peter the Great, is a memoir focused on one tumultuous year, 1956. Kalb was then a 26-year-old Russian-speaking graduate student assisting the American ambassador as a translator at the US embassy in Moscow. As Kruschev’s shocking, year-long campaign of de-Stalinization unfolded, Kalb was there as an eyewitness, meeting Russians of all types, assessing their attitudes and opinions, and watching them size up their American visitor too. This is a fascinating and highly entertaining  story about a momentous year in Russian history -- one especially relevant in the era of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780815731610
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - October 10th, 2017

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Despite being a lifelong nerd, I was still shocked by the tidal wave of hatred that deluged Zoe Quinn during Gamergate. In her new book, she shows the toxicity and difficulties people from marginalized communities face online as well as from those they turn to for help. She lays out a blueprint for how we can take action against the worst the internet has to offer. Most importantly, she reminded me that people deserve to be known for more than just their tragedies, more than even their triumphs over tragedy. They should be known for who they decide they are.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398084
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 5th, 2017

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In the midst of World War II, Leonora Carrington's lover, Max Ernst was captured by Nazis and died in a concentration camp. The tragic event caused Carrington's mind to unravel and she ended up being confined to a mental institution. Carrington's memoir is a slim volume and a compelling and horrific portrait of a woman's ordeal after losing a loved one to war. Written in a surreal but accessible prose, it is an essential account that takes you inside the mind of a woman unhinged by tragedy.

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By Leonora Carrington, Marina Warner (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781681370606
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Published: New York Review of Books - April 18th, 2017

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