July 22-28: 'Sinners,' Nazis And Student Radicals

Subversives

Subversives

The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

by Seth Rosenfeld

Paperback, 752 pages, St Martins Pr, $24, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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  • The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
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Seth Rosenfeld details how the FBI employed fake reporters to plant ideas and shape public opinion about the 1964 University of California, Berkeley, student protest movement. In addition to planting stories with real reporters, the bureau managed — with the help of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan — to get the university's president fired.

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HHhH

HHhH

by Laurent Binet

Paperback, 327 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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Two Czechoslovakian partisans responsible for assassinating the "Butcher of Prague" — Reinhard Heydrich — escape from both the Nazis and recruitment by the British secret service.

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We Sinners

We Sinners

by Hanna Pylvainen

Paperback, 189 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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Hanna Pylvainen's debut novel follows a large Michigan family that belongs to a small religious sect, called Laestadianism, which calls for very strictly regulated behavior — think Amish, with possible overtones of Lutheran, purified by a schism or two. All nine children struggle with identity and the question of whether to stay in the church.

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