The Devil's Chessboard

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062276179
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Allen Dulles, avuncular pipe-smoking intelligence mandarin, turns out to have been a shocking figure with admiration for major Nazis,no patience with American democracy, suspiciously peripheral to the Kennedy assassination and on and on. Devil indeed!



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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 (The Pacific War Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393080643
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

Ian Toll (author of the superb SIX FRIGATES) does for the WW2 Pacific what Rick Atkinson has done for the European theater ­ a magisterial trilogy (this is the 2nd volume: Guadalcanal etc), with portraits of major figures, exciting battle narratives, and fascinating personal vignettes.




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Inside The Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544334472
Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2014

LA might have the Chateau Marmont but for art/show/biz celebrity guests and amazing tales NYC's storied Chelsea Hotel beats 'em all. Started as a utopian proto-coop in the 19th century it was forced to go commercial – and what an eventual client list!


The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

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By Red Pine (Translator), Stonehouse
ISBN: 9781556594557
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 27th, 2014

For enthusiasts of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and other medieval Chinese poets (in translation), Stonehouse speaks to the same aesthetic and has great power within the simplicity. A great discovery, thanks to Red Pine.



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