"A city that was home to one of the largest and most famous Jewish communities in Europe ended up destroying itself during the Second World War," explains Charles King, author of Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams. "It's a story that, until now, has been largely buried in dusty government archives half a world away." Courtesy W.W. Norton and Co. hide caption

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Patrick and Jan Cockburn pictured with their son Henry. Ever since he was a child, Henry was "intensely alive and interested in everything and everybody around him," says his father. Courtesy of Patrick Cockburn/ Scribner hide caption

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Singer and teen idol David Cassidy captivated the hearts and minds of many teenage girls, writer Allison Pearson included. AP hide caption

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Aaron Tveit and James Franco star as Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg JoJo Whilden/Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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