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The story of Samuel Battle

Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Browne has published One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York (Beacon Press, 2015), the story of New York City’s first African American police officer. With an unpublished manuscript by … Continue reading

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Russian revolutionary

Vera Figner, a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist, is the subject of a new biography by Boston College alumna Lynne Ann Hartnett. In The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2014), Harnett reveals how Figner survived the … Continue reading

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All About Audrey

BC alumna Margaret Cardillo (Class of 2003) has written a children’s book titled Just Being Audrey about the late actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.  Cardillo, a lifelong Hepburn fan, said in an interview with the Naples Daily News that she … Continue reading

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Searching for an heiress lost

English Department faculty member Suzanne Berne’s new book, Missing Lucile: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew (previously highlighted by BC Bookmarks), has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The subject of the book, Lucile Kroger, was the heiress … Continue reading

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