Archive - September 20, 2020

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FROM THESE BROKEN STREETS by Roland Merullo (Micronesia)
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Peace Corps Connection

FROM THESE BROKEN STREETS by Roland Merullo (Micronesia)

  Roland Merullo, the bestselling author of Once Night Falls, returns with a galvanizing historical novel of Nazi-occupied Naples and the rage and resistance of a people under siege. Italy, 1943. The Nazi occupation has cemented its grip on the devastated city of Naples. Giuseppe DiPietra, a curator in the National Archives, has a subversive plan to aid the Allies. If he’s discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Lucia’s father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld—for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldo’s devoted lover and a boy of the streets who’ll do anything to live another day. And all of Naples is about to join forces to overcome impossible odds and . . .

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Peace Corps Connection

    Sorrow and Gratitude: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg She was committed to justice and equality. And a Peace Corps Volunteer helped the world see her in a new way.   by Steven Boyd Saum (Ukraine 1994-96)   “Ruth obviously changed the country, but she did it by convincing people to agree with her, instead of destroying the people who disagreed with her.” Those words were spoken two years ago by Daniel Stiepleman — nephew of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who died yesterday at age 87. Stiepleman helped the world understand Ginsburg in a deeply personal way: He is author of the screenplay for “On the Basis of Sex,” the biographical film released in 2018 that chronicled both her commitment to justice and gender equality, and her marriage to attorney Martin Ginsburg, who died in 2010. It was at Martin Ginsburg’s funeral, hearing tributes . . .

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