The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella. --Captain James Gould arrives in wartime Naples assigned to discourage marriages between British soldiers and their gorgeous Italian girlfriends. But the innocent young officer is soon distracted by an intoxicating young widow who knows her way around a kitchen...
This story is a story about a jewish mother (Ruth) who moved from Germany to the united states, she married An african and gave birth to james Mcbride (one of the twelve children, and the author of the novel) so there is two parts to this story, Ruth's part, and james part which is the reason why i like this book.
Socrates: A Man for Our Times A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy. Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas. In his highly acclaimed style, historian
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In 1897, Anita Hemmings graduated from Vassar, concealing a truth: She was the school's first black student, passing for white. This fictionalized take on Hemmings's real-life story is strong on dialogue that animates her struggle to straddle two worlds, each with its own separate definition of freedom.