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The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004183KI6/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_LlMAtb0FTHB9N

London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets Great Book To go under London is to penetrate history, to enter a hid­den world. As Ackroyd puts it, “The vastness of the space, a second earth, elicits sensations of wonder and of terror. It partakes of myth and dream in equal measure.”

This book is in my top ten of favorite books to read. Worth re-reading. http://media-cache8.pinterest.com/upload/21462535693669363_jjbn0e8D_f.jpg terricalifornia books worth reading

The tale of two French sister at the beginning of World War II: One does all she must to keep her daughter and herself alive; the other joins the Resistance.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson: Narrative history of Chicago in the 1890's with the dual biographies of Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect of the World's Fair of 1893 and Dr. H.H. Holmes, a psychopath who ran a killing chamber in a hotel nearby. Thanks to @Jenn Huss. #Chicago #Daniel_Hudson_Burnham #H-H-Holmes #The_Devil_in_the_White_City Erki_Larson

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The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek (Review)

"The Coast of Chicago" (Stuart Dybek). Some of the best truly Chicago short stories ever.

JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass. I was crying reading the secret letter exchange Kruschev and John Kennedy quite extensively. Together, they thought they could create World Peace. They almost did, just before Kennedy was assassinated. If you want to read all the correspondence between those two, there is a separate 200 page book of it. This book only mentions a few. But it gives the picture of John Kennedy we didn’t know.

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Cold Cases: Icy Books Offer Relief From The Heat

"The Devil in the White City"

***THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT by Beatriz Williams, the New York Times-bestselling author of A HUNDRED SUMMERS returns with another engrossing tale.

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10 must-read fiction books

Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399171304/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_A73awb04JZYEH