A great book, providing a history of the culture of violence that dominated the workings of Congress in the three decades prior to the Civil War. The author, Joanne Freeman, presents a very well researched narrative, looking deep into the contemporary accounts to discover a surprising level of bullying and violence in the Capitol.
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There are few photographs left, and family memories on both Cilly's (Marion's mother) and Ernst's (her father) side have dimmed (or were outright obliterated by the Holocaust). So what we have in this book is a lot of data that leaves us with the sinking awareness that the 12-year old Marion simply disappeared in a wide ocean of bureaucratic ...
The antiquated appearance of these ladies was also in the strictest harmony with the house in which they lived. It was one of those old houses in Custom House Street, with deep windows, long dark passages and staircases, gloomy rooms and garrets, where one could not help thinking of ghosts and brownies; in short, just such a house, and perhaps it was the very one, which Mauritz Hansen has ...
This book was a beautiful heartfelt book that truly needs to be read as often as we read or see documentaries on Anne Frank and other popularized Holocaust figures. Marion’s story is peculiar in it’s discoveries but definitely not one of a kind as there are many more nameless individuals needing to be named and identified.
- Götz Aly
Delia stood with her long neck craned forward over a book. He remembered that Anne Belinda had lent her books; it occurred to him that a conversation with Delia might be profitable. He addressed her, and she came out of her book with a frown. “I must say good-bye to your mother. I’m afraid I came when she was busy.” “She’s always busy.”
Anne Stevenson is Programme Director for the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations (NeuroGAP) Psychosis Study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She has extensive experience managing healthcare and research programmes in Boston, Rwanda and Ghana.
Anne Norton is a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania. A few years ago she wrote a brilliant book on the Straussians, and one chapter in particular really stood out for me. It was about Allan Bloom, who was a Straussian and wrote a very influential book in the 1980s called The Closing of the American Mind.
Will Book 7A 1810 - 1815 This book has been declared a INDEX This book was digitized by: The Brantley Association of America Special appreciation and recognition is extended to project manager and Brantley Association member (#593), Eugene L. Jones of Burtonsville, MD, who alone indexed this will book, this February, 2010.
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