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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'A Spy Among Friends'

    By Muriel Dobbin - Special to The Washington Times

    There is no question that Kim Philby was the most legendary spy of World War II, carving a trail of deception and death in the world of espionage. Published July 23, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Barnaby: Volume Two’

    By Michael Taube - Special to The Washington Times

    In 1942, cartoonist and illustrator Crockett Johnson caught the American public by storm with his brilliant comic strip “Barnaby.” Published July 22, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW:’Making David Into Goliath’

    By Max Eden - Special to The Washington Times

    With the media attention pivoting from the World Cup in Brazil to the latest conflict in Gaza, it seems an apt time to dredge up an old joke. Question: If the United Nations put together a soccer team, who would they play? Answer: Israel. Published July 21, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Director’

    By Joseph C. Goulden - Special to The Washington Times

    About halfway through a first draft of this review, a sobering thought brought me up short: My criticisms of the underworld of online hackers and data thieves were apt to cost me retaliatory computer grief for years to come. Published July 18, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Literary Churchill’

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    The character and career of Sir Winston Churchill are both so protean that it is not surprising that there have been studies of the great man emphasizing innumerable aspects, running the gamut from military strategist and statesman to painter and gourmand. Published July 17, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Police State USA’

    By Adam Walinsky - Special to The Washington Times

    The subtitle to this alarmingly titled book is “How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality.” The author, a news writer for The Washington Times, offers as illustration a case in which a former Marine was arrested and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on the basis of anti-government messages posted on his Facebook page. Published July 16, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Vodka’

    By Jeremy Lott

    The subject of “Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America” almost killed me once, but I’m willing to let that go. After all, it wasn’t the vodka’s fault that I turned out to be violently allergic to it. Published July 15, 2014 Comments

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'John Quincy Adams'

    By Alec Rogers - Special to The Washington Times

    When Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared the Monroe Doctrine, a pillar of U.S. foreign policy in name if not strict practice for nearly two centuries, officially a dead letter, he noted that it bore the name of the president who proclaimed it. Published July 10, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Twilight of Abundance'

    By Wes Vernon - Special to The Washington Times

    Since the attack of Sept. 11, 2001, and the market crash of 2008, Americans have fewer reasons to brush aside warnings such as those in the title of this book. Published July 8, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Greatest Comeback'

    By John R. Coyne Jr. - Special to The Washington Times

    In the 1960s, the country was running out of control — race riots, cities burning, assassinations, campus anarchy. Published July 8, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

    By Claire Hopley - Special to The Washington Times

    The unknowns who Cristina Henriquez pictures in her novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," are those who come from south of the United States border: the Spanish-speaking people of Central and South America. Published July 7, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Trading With the Enemy'

    By Joseph C. Goulden - Special to The Washington Times

    One of the seldom-discussed scandals of the American Civil War was the rapacity of Northern businessmen, who imported millions of bales of cotton from the Confederacy, then used the proceeds to buy arms. Published July 7, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Elihu Yale'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    How many people would identify Yale University with far-off Wales and much further-off Madras (now Chennai) on the East coast of India? Published July 2, 2014

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