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The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan

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The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris by Jonathan Kirsch
May 6, 2013 9780871404527, 0871404524 $27.95/$29.50 Can. 

On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht comes this untold story of a teenager whose act of defiance would have dire international consequences.

On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a desperate seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Ernst vom Rath, a Nazi diplomat. Two days later vom Rath lay dead, and the Third Reich exploited the murder to unleash Kristallnacht—its horrific campaign of terror against Germany’s Jewish citizens in a bizarre concatenation of events that would rapidly involve Ribbentrop, Goebbels, and Hitler himself. Bestselling author Jonathan Kirsch brings to light this wrenching story, reexamining the historical details and moral dimensions of one of World War II’s most enigmatic cases. Was Grynszpan a deranged lone gunman or psychopath, as Hannah Arendt claimed, or was he an early resistance fighter? Had this young man and his victim shared an intimate connection, as Grynszpan later claimed? Kirsch illuminates a life cast into the shadows of history in a compelling biography that is part page-turning historical thriller and part Kafkaesque legal drama.

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The Redeemer

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May 21, 2013: A fantastically gripping thriller from the internationally acclaimed author of The Snowman, The Leopard, and Phantom: antihero police investigator Harry Hole chases a desperate, faceless contract killer at large in Oslo

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A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins April 13

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In Susanna Calkins's atmospheric debut novel, a chambermaid must uncover a murderer in seventeenth-century plague-ridden London

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2012 Best-of | Kirkus Book Reviews

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15 Ways Mobile Will Change Our Lives (March 2012)

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The 10 best books of 2012 - Washington Post

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The 10 best books of 2012Washington PostThe 10 best books of 2012. View Photo Gallery — Best books of 2012: We choose our favorite titles for fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels of 2012.
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Dream Homes Built for Books and the Nerds Who Love Them - Flavorwire

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Litographs Puts Entire Books On T-Shirts | TechCrunch

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A picture is worth a thousand words, and now, so is a t-shirt. Litographs, a company known for putting entire books on posters, has just launched the same..
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Avid library ebook borrowers claim it doesn't affect their book buying ...

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Do people who borrow ebooks from libraries buy fewer books? A new survey of about 75000 library users suggests no -- but because the respondents were self-selecting and already active library users, the results can't be ...
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Farewell to Freedom A Detective Louise Rick Thriller by Sara Blaedel

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Dec 12: A shocking murder and a foundling baby reveal a perverse criminal underworld stretching across Europe—from the international bestselling author of Call Me Princess and Only One Life

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Keep Calm

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Libraries & Maker Culture

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Tom Wolfe Makes Bad Sex in Literature Shortlist - GalleyCat

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Tom Wolfe Makes Bad Sex in Literature Shortlist (#GalleyCat Tom Wolfe Makes Bad Sex in Literature Shortlist http://t.co/Ows02Px4...)...
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Dream Homes Built for Books and the Nerds Who Love Them - Flavorwire

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Items digitised from Rare Books collections - National Library of Scotland

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