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Lost in the Stacks

I read widely and compulsively and my fancies are ever changing. My love of reading, however, is no mere fancy. 

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The Stress of Her Regard
Tim Powers
Progress: 480/960 minutes
The Rescuer - Dara Horn Varian Fry was a young Harvard graduate in 1935 when he realized the horror that was facing the Jewish populations of Europe with the rise of hitler. A lover of European culture and western civilization, he set out to save europes artists and intellectuals from murder at the hands of the nazis and in 13 months, before e was escorted out of Vichy France by the pro nazi government with the collusion of the US state department, he succeeded in saving over fifteen hundred people who were listed for arrest by the Gestapo. Why then, Dara Horn asks, have we never heard of him?