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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Devil’s Alliance’

From a 21st-century perspective, the alliance that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin concluded in August 1939 ushering in World War II makes perfect sense: two totalitarian monsters who had so much in common paving the way for Nazi Germany to fight democratic Britain and France.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Sundays at Eight’

There are a number of reasons I enthusiastically urge you to buy and read this anniversary selection of 41 interviews that C-SPAN, the public-affairs cable channel, has aired during its 25 years in operation. Most important, each is fascinating reading.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘National Insecurity’

Written as a 2016 campaign primer, “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear,” shows why David Rothkopf is the institutional memory of the national security establishment.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘What Fools These Mortals Be!’

Creating a memorable cartoon, be it a single illustration, comic strip, comic book or animated feature, is an enormous achievement. Creating a memorable editorial, or political, cartoon is the equivalent of drinking from the nectar of the gods.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Moor’s Account’

One of the easiest ways to rewrite history is to resort to fiction. Thousands of readers who couldn’t be bothered with musty maps, journals and memoirs are always on the lookout for a good historical novel.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Power Grab’

Before you settle down actually to read this book, you may want to consider a course in anger management. Many Americans are well aware that the Obama administration is a case study in the art of the concentrated “Power Grab,” the volume’s title.

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Jesus on Trial’

David Limbaugh is an evangelical Christian and a lawyer. He is also Rush’s younger brother. In “Jesus On Trial,” Mr. Limbaugh attempts to prove the veracity of the Gospels by using the legal rules of evidence to make his case.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Why We Bite the Invisible Hand'

If you go to a bookstore, you'll find an abundance of books deploring the very nature of capitalism. Hence, it's a pleasure to find one author who will buck the trend and present the flawed logic of the anti-capitalists.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The '40s: The Story of a Decade'

If the 1940s gave the United States its "Greatest Generation," then it would seem from this collection that it also gave The New Yorker magazine its greatest decade.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Invisible Front'

In his superb new book, "The Invisible Front," Yochi Dreazen paints a deeply disturbing portrait of the overstretched United States Army, downsizing in Afghanistan while deploying against the latest threats of the Islamic State and Ebola.

BOOK REVIEW: 'World Order'

In "World Order," Henry Kissinger writes, "Success in such an effort will require an approach that respects both the multifariousness of the human condition and the ingrained human quest for freedom.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Blood on the Water'

Almost 200 men, women and children die when a bomb explodes on the pleasure boat Princess Mary as it floats down the Thames on a summer evening in 19th-century London.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Beethoven'

Just as Schubert lamented, "Who can do anything after Beethoven?" readers of this biography can speculate as to whether author Jan Swafford has had the last word on Beethoven, at least for a while.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Not Guilty'

The single best general account of the prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens, as seen within the context of the extraordinary history of contemporary Alaska in the age of oil, is "Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska," a book co-authored by Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories'

A book that captures a child's love, devotion and imagination is a prized possession, indeed. If this book can transcend generations and changing attitudes, it should be regarded as legendary.

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