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 (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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ISBN: 9781594204920
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Published: Penguin Press - April 28th, 2015

Pearl's specialty is along with great plots and characters the inclusion and portrayal of actual 19th century authors. The Last Bookaneer features Robert Louis Stevenson in the South Seas in a most satisfying tale indeed. One of this author's best.



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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544334472
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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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