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Grandchild of Nazis becomes friend of elderly Holocaust survivor

Nazi killers slaughtered Ben Stern’s parents and eight of his siblings, sent him to nine extermination camps and forced him on two death …

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This App Can Tell If Your iPhone Has Ever Been Hacked

A new app can detect if something wrong (and dangerous) is going on with your iDevice.<p>It's not paranoia if they're really after you.<p>If you have an iPhone there was no way to figure out if you were really being paranoid or not, until now. Thanks to a new $1 app, you can finally figure out if someone …

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Kinzer<p><b>A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world</b><p>During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign …

Gangster Warlords

• <b>Author:</b> Ioan Grillo<p>On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is …

Marco Polo

• <b>Author:</b> John Man<p>"I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step of the way." — John Fusco, Creator of the Netflix original series Marco …

A Peace to End All Peace

• <b>Author:</b> David Fromkin<p><b>Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created</b><p>The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between …

A Very Singular Girl

Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown<p>by Gerri Hirshey<p>Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 500 pp., $27.00<p>Enter …

Into the Lion's Mouth

• <b>Author:</b> Larry Loftis<p><b>James Bond has nothing on Dusko Popov. a double agent for the Abwehr, MI5 and MI6, and the FBI during World War II, Popov seduced numerous women, spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslavian diplomat…</b> <b></b><br>On a cool August evening in …

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Vowell<p><b>From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.</b><p>Chronicling General Lafayette’s …

The Greatest Knight

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Asbridge<p>A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.<p>Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to …

Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sebag Montefiore<p>“This is an essential book for those who wish to understand a city that remains a nexus of world affairs.” —<i>Booklist</i> (starred)<i><br>Jerusalem</i> is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, …

BOOK REVIEW: Spies, Sadists, and Sorcerers: The History You Weren't Taught in School

Book: Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers by Dominic Selwood<p><i>“History is not a hard science. It is much more soft and yielding, capable of being defined and</i> …

Physics of the Future

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p><b>Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.</b><p>In <i>Physics of the Future</i>, Michio Kaku—the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i>—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the …

Spain in Our Hearts

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Hochschild<p><b>From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed</b><p>For three crucial …

The Secret Rooms

• <b>Author:</b> Catherine Bailey<p><b>For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI</b><p>After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants’ …

A Spy Among Friends

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre & John le Carré<p><b>Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.</b><p>Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet …

The Rescue Artist

• <b>Author:</b> Edward Dolnick<p>In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies …

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Greenblatt Ph.D.<p>Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction <br>Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction<br>One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one …

The Death of Caesar

• <b>Author:</b> Barry Strauss<p>In this story of the most famous assassination in history, “the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly” (<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>).<p>Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC—the Ides of March according to the …

Island of Vice

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Zacks<p><b>A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE</b><p>In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment …

Magicians of the Gods

• <b>Author:</b> Graham Hancock<p>Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his …

The Romanovs

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sebag Montefiore<p><b>The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?</b> <br>This is the intimate story of …

The First Congress

• <b>Author:</b> Fergus M. Bordewich<p>This “fascinating” (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>), “lively” (<i>The New York Times</i>) history tells how the First Congress and the Washington administration created one of the most productive and far-reaching governments in American history—“gracefully written…and well worth reading” (<i>The</i> …

Istanbul: A History

• <b>Author:</b> David Jacobs<p>For centuries, the inlet called the Golden Horn and the city on the hills overlooking it were situated in the middle of the known world. To the south, through the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea, lay the Mediterranean, around which the Greek, Roman, Persian, and Arab worlds …

Life at the Dakota

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Birmingham<p><b>A history of the Manhattan building and its famous tenants, from Lauren Bacall to John Lennon, by the New York Times–bestselling author of “Our Crowd”.</b><p>When Singer sewing machine tycoon Edward Clark built a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the …

Ghost Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Coll<p><b>The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan</b><p>To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer …

The Art of Seduction

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Greene & Joost Elffers<p><b>From the creators of the phenomenal bestseller The 48 Laws of Power, a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power</b> <br>When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won …

Napoleon

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew Roberts<p><b>The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War</b><b>—w</b><b>inner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014</b><p>Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was …