Proving Ground by Kathy Kleiman

"The untold story of the six women who in programmed the world's first modern computer"When Kathy Kleiman came across photographs of the earliest computers, she saw women posed in the pictures. Told that they were just "refrigerator models", posed there just to make the machine look good, she wasn't convinced. Something about them looked professional …

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The Postmistress Of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Born into money in the Mid-West, Nanee finds her true home in Paris. So when war breaks out and the German tanks enter the city, rather than leaving, she stays and joins the Resistance. She helps get famous artists targeted by the Nazi's out of the country and also carries messages, being dubbed The Postmistress. …

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All The Wrong Places by Lisa Lieberman

Cara Walden is the beautiful starlet daughter of a well known Hollywood director, who flees to London with her half brother Gray when he's targeted by the Hollywood Blacklist. He's fleeing political persecution, and she's fleeing the memory of an affair that left her used and pregnant. In London, they fall in with Left Wing …

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

I think what strikes you first about de Bernieres is how human is writing is. It's mundane, describes the ordinary, or perhaps ordinary people caught up in history, in change. While war wages around the sleeping, pastoral island of Cephallonia, for example, goats must still be milked, fathers scolded and meals shared, distant politics debated, …

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