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Persian Girls: A Memoir - Praised by V. S. Naipaul, Anne Tyler, and other writers, Nahid Rachlin has spent her career writing novels about hidden Iran--the combustible political passions underlying everyday life and the family dramas of ordinary Iranians. With her long-awaited memoir, Persian Girls, she turns her sharp novelist's eye on her own remarkable life. When Rachlin was an infant, her mother gave her to Maryam, Rachlin's barren and widowed aunt. For the next nine years, the little girl lived a bliss by Nahid Rachlin

Kenya To-Day - Good. informed sketches of life in Kenya, by Nora K. Strange

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: A Companion to the Public Television Film - Ardent explorers and adventurers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell followed Marco Polo's route from beginning to end-starting in Venice and trekking through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and ultimately China-traveling 33,000 miles through 20 countries over two years; in jeeps, trains and rickshaws; astride horses and camel; and on foot. The authors artfully weave their own adventures with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences. by Denis Belliveau

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood - Helene Cooper is 'Congo,' a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -- traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African childhood, filled with knock foot games and hot pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. When Hele by Helene Cooper

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph - This is the exciting and highly literate story of the real Lawrence of Arabia, as written by Lawrence himself, who helped unify Arab factions against the occupying Turkish army, circa World War I. Lawrence has a novelist's eye for detail, a poet's command of the language, an adventurer's heart, a soldier's great story, and his memory and intellect are at least as good as all those. Lawrence describes the famous guerrilla raids, and train bombings you know from the movie, by T.E. Lawrence

A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton - An 'extraordinary biography' (New York Times Book Review) of a brilliant pair of adventurers. Their marriage was both improbable and inevitable. Isabel Arundell was a schoolgirl, the scion of England's most distinguished Catholic family. When she first saw him while walking at a seaside resort, Richard Burton had already made his mark as a linguist (he was fluent in twenty-nine languages), scholar, soldier, and explorer--at once a symbol of Victoria by Mary S. Lovell

BEING GENIUSES TOGETHER 1920-1930. There is no more exhilarating decade in the history of modern letters than the twenties in Paris. They were all there: Pound, Hemingway, Stein, Joyce, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald, MacLeish, Harry Crosby, H.D., Sinclair Lewis, Mina Loy, T.S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, Ford Madox Ford, Mary Butts, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Beach, Katherine Mansfield, Isadora and Raymond Duncan, Alice B. Toklas. Also there were Kay Boyle and Robert McAlmon - living, writing and observing from the by Kay and McALMON BOYLE, Robert

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