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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • An Intimate History Of The War in Vietnam
    Few histories of the Vietnam War shy away from conten- tious questions or bold conclusions. Was the United States right to wage war in Southeast Asia? Why did Washington fail to achieve its objectives? What are the key lessons . . .
  • Reading and Book Signing at Cushing Library —
    Lois Delano Faulking- ham will read from her new novel, “Girls Night Out,” a sequel to “Uncle Sam’s Mistress,” on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library, located at 39 Cross Road in Cushing. Copies of her books . . .
  • Former Moscow Reporter Susan Glasser on the Books That Explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his confidants deal readily in the dark arts of kompromat, the not-at-all-subtle use of damaging information, real or faked, against enemies. It’s straight out of the KGB playbook in which Putin was . . .
  • Blumenthal Describes A Political Genius
    It was no small feat that Abraham Lincoln was able to maneuver his re-election in 1864. The last president to win a second term, Andrew Jackson, did so in 1832 with his party united and without the weight of a bloody, three-year-old war. . . .
  • Al Franken Gives You (Ahem!) a Different View of the US Senate
    This may be the only memoir by a sitting U.S. senator in which the author warns a colleague standing in front of him at a presidential inauguration that he might “very well vomit the moment [the new president says] ‘So help me God.’” . . .
  • Book World — A Q&A with Richard Russo
    “Trajectory,” the new book by Richard Russo, features four long stories about various professionals in crisis. But in his novels, Russo often depicts blue-collar folks struggling to live in towns like the place . . .
  • Lehane Back in New England with Chilling Love Tale
    Dennis Lehane’s 14th novel takes the author back to his old New England stomping grounds, that fertile place of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.” This tale, “Since We Fell,” basing its title on an old torch ballad . . .
  • Rosenthal Presents the Evolution of the American Healthcare System
    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, corre- spondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent journalism newsroom . . .
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