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CIA Used 'Doctor Zhivago' as Cold War Weapon

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 | Apr 14, 2014

More than 100 newly declassified documents in the US have revealed how the CIA printed Russian-language copies of Boris Pasternak's classic novel Doctor Zhivago during the cold war in an attempt to sow unrest among Soviet citizens. The CIA documents reveal intriguing details about how Pasternak's epic love story of the life and romances of physician and poet Yuri Zhivago was printed in Russian and distr... more

Book Review: ‘The Boom’ by Russell Gold

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Associated Press | Apr 09, 2014

"The Boom" ( Simon & Schuster), by Russell Gold The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with environmental and health risks. In "The Boom," Russell Gold brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides.... more

Gettysburg Book Wins $50,000 History Prize

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Associated Press | Mar 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A book about the Civil War conflict in Gettysburg has won a $50,000 prize. Allen C. Guelzo's "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" has received the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History. The prize's sponsors made the announced Tuesday. The award was established last year by the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation and Lewis E. Lehrman , a businessman, former Republican can... more

'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies at Age 71

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United Press International | Mar 12, 2014

Joe McGinniss , author of riveting bestsellers about Richard Nixon and ex- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin , died of prostate cancer, his lawyer said. He was 71. Friend and attorney Dennis Holahan said McGinniss died Monday at the University of Massachusetts medical center in Worcester, CNN reported Tuesday. The best-selling author had been battling prostate cancer for two years. McGinniss chroni... more

Book Review: ‘Mad as Hell’ by Dave Itzkoff

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Associated Press | Feb 26, 2014

"Mad as Hell: The Making of `Network' and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies" (Times Books), by Dave Itzkoff You'll be forgiven if you think the subtitle of the book "Mad as Hell" refers to the anchorman played by Peter Finch in the Oscar-winning satire "Network." Finch screamed that phrase into popular culture, though writer Paddy Chayefsky conceived it and embodied it - and was even madder. As author Dave Itzkoff explains in ... more

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