Mary Claire Thorleifson

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Enemy at the Gates

• <b>Author:</b> William Craig<p><b>A New York Times bestseller that brings to life one of the bloodiest battles of World War II—and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich.</b><p>On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of the 6th Army, an elite German combat unit …

Your guide to the Elephant Man

He was the star attraction at Victorian London freak shows; his curved spine, overgrown skull and ‘trunk-like’ facial growth making him an object of …

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The man who tried to assassinate Queen Victoria

On 10 June 1840, unemployed Londoner Edward Oxford tried to shoot dead the pregnant Queen Victoria as she rode in an open carriage with her husband …

Newly discovered mammal species survived dinosaur extinction

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34414923<p><b>Scientists have discovered a species of ancient mammal that survived the event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.</b><p>The remains of this large, rodent-like creature give clues about how mammals "took over" when dinosaurs died</i> …

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Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins Slam Muslims: ‘To Hell with Their Culture’

The HBO host and evolutionary biologist teamed up to unload on Islam and Muslims, condemning liberals who give Islam ‘a free pass.’<p>It was Science …

Obama Blames Us for the Oregon Shooting, and He’s Right

James Brady’s death last year was ruled a homicide.<p>After he was shot in the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan’s life, the president’s press …

Australian ghostwriter beats Stephen King and JK Rowling to top UK crimewriting award

Michael Robotham, who ghosted for Geri Halliwell and Rolf Harris, wins Golden Dagger for 10th novel, Life or Death, at Crime Writers’ Association awards<p>A former celebrity-memoir ghostwriter has beaten Stephen King and JK Rowling to scoop the top honour in the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger …

Paul Krugman just wrote an op-ed praising Donald Trump for being 'right on economics'

Krugman previously derided the Republican real-estate mogul as a "belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion."<p>But in a Monday op-ed article in The New York Times, the left-leaning writer praised Trump's "heresies" from Republican orthodoxy when it comes to economic policy.<p>"So am …

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation<p>If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find …

And I'd Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you …

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