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Sisters Of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels: How Two Lady Adventurers Unearthed the Hidden Gospels
Sisters Of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels: How Two Lady Adventurers Unearthed the Hidden Gospels
by Janet Soskice
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinai and the West, 24 April 2010
A remarkable book about two women who were able to fulfil many of their dearest wishes. The fact that they were able both to amass 2,000 mss and even learn the necessary languages to read many of them is their triumph of education. Sinai has never been easily accessible for Westerners, so they must have charmed their way in. The Bete Noire who could so easily have frustrated their attempts was the 19th Century German Scholar, Tischendorf, but they built up a new relationship with the monks of Sinai, which is truly commendable. When the New Sinai website started up, last year, in its first three hours it had 20 million hits. Such is the interest in Mt. Sinai.


D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
by Antony Beevor
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D-Day, 9 Nov 2009
A very thoroughly researched book on both the English and the German side. The graphic detail was such that I could imagine being present in the actual battles. The only rather mysterious omission seemed to be little or no mention of "The Women at War" - they must have been there somewhere.


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