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I love a book with history and settings that I never knew existed before. This book met both requirements in its first pages. One of the best opening chapters I've ever read ... http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/299336642

In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic historical event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary, bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s…

from Slate Magazine

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

“Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. It shows the entire history of the world distilled into a single gorgeous chart via The Slate

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8 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover

10 Quotes for the Ultimate Book Lover