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For Mother’s Day this year, I’m revisiting memoirs that have provided comfort through their relatability over the years. My life isn’t exactly like those of my beloved memoir writers, but so many details and stories ring true, almost bringing me back to being in close proximity to my mom.
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Renowned boxing historian Mike Silver revives the glorious era of boxing, when from the early 1900s to the late 1930s, Jewish fighters were a dominant force with 29 world champions and nearly 200 title contenders. Encyclopedic in scope, the volume is richly illustrated with 255 photos, some of them lost for years.
In American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, award-winning author Hannah Nordhaus treats us to a genealogical detective story that combines memoir, cultural history, and ghost hunting in her quest to discover the truth about her great-great-great-grandmother.
Hardly a week goes by without news of religious extremists committing atrocities against people of other faiths in the name of God or some other holy cause. As a result, “religion” itself has been put on trial. Is religion to blame for the moral failures of the world, as some charge, or is it humankind’s best hope for peace?