Book cover of The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Dynasty by Natalie Livingstone
Biography & Autobiography

The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty

In The Women of Rothschild, Natalie Livingstone reveals the role of women in shaping the legacy of the famous Rothschild dynasty, synonymous with wealth and power.

From the East End of London to the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty-first. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive by Lucy Adlington
Biography & Autobiography

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive 

A powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps. 

At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp—mainly Jewish women and girls—were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was work that they hoped would spare them from the gas chambers.  […Learn More]

Book cover of Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel
Biography & Autobiography

Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love

In the summer of 1942, the Rabinowitz family narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest. They miraculously survived two years in the woods―through brutal winters, Typhus outbreaks, and merciless Nazi raids―until they were liberated by the Red Army in 1944. After the war they trekked across the Alps into Italy where they settled as refugees before eventually immigrating to the United States. […Learn More]

Book Cover of The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Fives Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen
Europe

The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House

A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa’s greatest houses—and the lives of its occupants

When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador’s residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture in his new home. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence’s forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past. […Learn More]