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Playing to the Edge by Michael V. Hayden
"A broad and engaging if not always well-written memoir of Hayden’s military, NSA, and CIA career that covers a lot of territory in a calm, deadpan style (and often comes off as pessimistic) Most of the book deals with such topics as bureaucratic t..." Read more of this review »
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Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
"A comprehensive, evenhanded and readable biography of Eisenhower, who comes off as remarkable, flawed, and human.

The sections on Eisenhower’s military career are the most readable parts of the book, and Smith shows how Ike progressed throughout hi..." Read more of this review »
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The Maples Stories by John Updike
"A pretty amazing collection of stories. Updike created the Maples in 1956 and periodically updated the reader about their lives over twenty-three years. There is a polished brashness to the writing which seems to counter the happy married life we..." Read more of this review »
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