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Michael C. Moynihan

Michael C. Moynihan

The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet UnionBy Peter SavodnikBasic Books, 288 pages In 2011, a paranoid schizophrenic named Jared Loughner approached Gabrielle Giffords at...

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956By Anne Applebaum There was a remarkable notice in the New York Times Book Review shortly after the release...

During the 1896 trial of the French Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus, the novelist Émile Zola expressed puzzlement that such intense bigotry could exist among...

Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 By Frank Dikötter Walker & Company, 448 pages The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution,...

The Flight of the Intellectuals By Paul Berman Melville House, 224 pages In 2006, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old woman convicted of conducting an “illicit relationship outside...

The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations By Lee Smith Random House, 256 pages Jabbing a thick finger in my direction, the former al-Qaeda recruiter...