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Marina Amaral is a Brazilian artist known for her colorizations of historical black and white photographs.
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Letters of Note
An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (Book of Letters, Correspondence Book, Private Letters)
Shaun Usher - Oct 03, 2017 (first published in 2013)
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Letters of Note is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people.From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop ...
Marina Amaral
Dec 08, 2020
Tip: if you love historical letters as much as I do, I highly recommend this book by @LettersOfNote:      source
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The Commissar Vanishes
The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia New Edition
David King - Sep 02, 2014 (first published in 1997)
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King looks at how Stalin manipulated the science of photography to further his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims. In each case, the juxtaposition of original and doctored images reveals how easily history can be distorted....
Marina Amaral
Oct 15, 2020
"The Commissar Vanishes" is a good book about this.      source
If This Is A Woman
Sarah Helm - Jan 01, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A groundbreaking, masterful, and absorbing account of the last hidden atrocity of World War II—Ravensbrück—the largest female-only concentration camp, where more than 100,000 women consisting of more than twenty nationalities were imprisoned.Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS and the architect of the H...
Marina Amaral
Apr 30, 2020
Book recommendation: "If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women"      source
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists
A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights
Mikki Kendall - Nov 05, 2019
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A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights...
Marina Amaral
Mar 27, 2020
Mikki Kendall wrote the women's rights history book you wish you had in school: Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists. "Women have contributed to every society in history and I wanted to make that clear in an easy to digest format."      source
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Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weav...
Marina Amaral
May 21, 2019
I'm reading this book for the second time. For me, it's one of the best biographies written in the last few years.      source
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Killers of the King
Charles Spencer - Feb 16, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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On August 18, 1648, with no relief from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison holding Colchester Castle surrendered and Oliver Cromwell's army firmly ended the rule of Charles I of England. To send a clear message to the fallen monarch, the rebels executed four of the senior officers captured at the castle. Yet still the king refused to accept ...
Marina Amaral
Sep 25, 2018
@janemarie7650 @cspencerbooks_ @cspencer1508 It is a fantastic book      source
The Woman Who Wasn't There
The True Story of an Incredible Deception
Robin Gaby Fisher - Apr 03, 2012
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The astounding story of Tania Head, whose heartrending account of surviving the World Trade Center attacks made her a celebrityuntil it all turned out to be an elaborate hoax.  It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Heads astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001from crawling th...
Marina Amaral
Jul 26, 2018
Have you ever heard the story of Tania Head, the woman who fooled everyone for years posing as a 9-11 survivor? Her story is sickening and intriguing. I've just finished reading the book (and there's also a great documentary on Amazon). Highly recommended.      source