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Book Review: The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom by Stefan Waydenfeld

Memoir of Polish deportation to Soviet labor camps during World War II recalls often overlooked history. Read More »

Book Review: The Road by Vasily Grossman

Short stories, essays and journalism of Vasily Grossman take readers inside the Soviet Union before, during and after World War II. Read More »

Gold, the Dollar and Obama

Is there a relation between gold, the dollar, and Mr. Hope and Change? Read More »

Book Review: Sashenka by Simon Montefiore

Historian's skills and experience are suffused through a novel dealing with three tumultuous periods in Russian history. Read More »

Of Children and Politics

Use of children for political propaganda has been reinvented by the current president with ominous consequences. Read More »

Book Review: The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam's new book is centered in Afghanistan and pushes the reader to think about politics, religion, sex, love, and torture. Read More »

Book Review: The Untouchable by John Banville

John Banville uses fiction to examine a spy's motive and behaviour. Privilege and influence, both assumed, provide the mean. Read More »