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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Reviewed by Bruce Collier

From 1785 to 1815, a young United States waged war against Muslim pirates operating out of Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers and Morocco. The buccaneers boarded American ships, holding their crews for ransom. A cost-benefit analysis led President Jefferson to spend ransom money to build a navy...
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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Reviewed by Bruce Collier

Unlike Englishman Peter Mayle’s fish-out-of-water approach to France, Sciolino lost no time embracing her polyglot neighborhood, making friends with everyone she met, even at the cost of seeming an intruding American...
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Monday, November 9th, 2015

Plus Editor's Picks from Kelly Carlin, Jonathan Kellerman, Karin Slaughter

Theater lovers might not realize just how close Broadway came to extinction in the ’60s and ‘70s...
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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Reviewed by Bruce Collier

You may never think of Elijah Craig, E.H. Taylor, Jim Beam or the Sanctified Pappy Van Winkle in the same way again, but you might enjoy your bourbon even more...
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Monday, August 31st, 2015

By Bruce Collier

From 1978 to 1985, a Russian engineer with access to highly classified Soviet military information supplied the CIA with volumes of technical intelligence...