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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (James Swanson)

I’m always impressed when a writer takes a familiar story and inflates it with details I never knew.  Textbooks edit history for brevity — after all, how many high school kids want to read two hundred pages when two paragraphs … Continue reading

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Vanished Smile (R A Scotti)

Imagine walking up to the Mona Lisa, removing it from the wall, and carrying it down the corridor for a private viewing. Keep it as long as you like! It seems absurd, doesn’t it? And yet that was possible a … Continue reading

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Thunderstruck (Erik Larson)

In this age of cell phones and constant communication, it’s easy to think our generation is the first that can’t get away from everything. We’ve become connected 24/7. I’ve made calls from mountain ridges and remote bike trails. I still … Continue reading

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The Irish Game (Matthew Hart)

There’s nothing like a good art heist movie. A shady collector bankrolls a technically sophisticated theft but eventually gets caught when an even more impressive armada of security forces snare him in a net. Real art heists don’t always involve … Continue reading

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