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Lost in the Stacks: The Romanov Sisters

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The four grand duchesses of Russia captivated the world from the moment of their births, and still today the tragic story of the four beautiful doomed sisters fascinates; Helen Rappaport captures the real sisters, their hopes and dreams, fears and frailties, and in her immensely readable book The Romanov Sisters.

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2014 Winter Olympics

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Ceremonies and events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia run from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 23.  Coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin on Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm Topeka time. The Olympics conclude with the Closing Ceremony, broadcast at 7:30pm on Sunday February 23. NBC holds broadcast rights to […]

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Traveling Europe by Train

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Traveling Europe by train…does the phrase conjure up old world elegance ala “Murder on the Orient Express” or no frills, high-speed efficiency for you? Take a peek into top European destinations by train and see what you need to add to your bucket list.