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D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers

Juno Beach Landings, June 6, 1944

Who were Charles and Elliot Dalton?

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Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

by Stephen Kinzer The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made

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Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire

by Susan Ronald Condé Nast might have wondered why a publisher should feel like the ringmaster of a circus that would put Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s to shame. True, he aimed to create the “most excellent and stunning

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Alone at the March: A Firsthand Account of the Dream Speech

by Clayborne Carson I saw Martin Luther King Jr. proclaim his Dream at the 1963 March on Washington. King captured the nation’s attention, and his legacy ultimately became the focus of my career. In the days before the march, however,

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D-Day and the Battle for Merville

Merville Battery Memorial

by Giles Milton Who was Terence Otway? And why was he chosen to capture one of the biggest German bunkers in the early hours of D-Day? Turns out that he was one of the most extraordinary Allied commanders to fight

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