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Monday, June 4, 2012

Informative look at reporters covering WWII

“If you ever have to go to war,” Walter Cronkite said late in life, “don't go by glider.” Gliders in wartime do not always glide the way they are supposed to, and the canvas-covered, aluminum-framed one carrying Cronkite to cover Operation Market...
Monday, June 4, 2012

Bakopoulos explores 1967 military coup through family's eyes

In 1967, a military coup toppled the Greek government and ushered in a seven-year period of devastating domestic brutality and repression...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Novelist Alex Gilvarry fashions a winning satire

From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Viking Adult) is Alex Gilvarry's fictional indictment of Homeland Security's post-9/11 paranoia. The book's hero, Boyet...
Monday, May 14, 2012

Genre master Philip Kerr pens another gem

What an unusual household Philip Kerr's must be, what with his wife and children presumably living a fairly conventional life in contemporary Britain and he a most unconventional one in the middle of Europe in the middle of the previous century...
Monday, May 14, 2012
The sunny city of Miami takes center stage in Diana Abu-Jaber's engrossing new novel, Birds of Paradise. The Florida hot spot becomes the backdrop for a dynamic familial tale of identity, loss and forgiveness. The Muirs are a typical yet fractured...

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