March 22-28: The CIA, Central Bankers And Summer Camp

The Interestings

The Interestings

by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods. Over the next 40 years, they grow up to find some of their talents developing into grand success, while others don't.

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The Way of the Knife

The Way Of The Knife

The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

by Mark Mazzetti

The CIA used to be an intelligence agency, but as the nation's approach to warfare has shifted, so has the CIA's sphere of action. As New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti details, now the agency and America's special forces are competing covert paramilitary agencies, responsible for the defeat of Osama bin Laden and other strategic war efforts.

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The Alchemists

The Alchemists

Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

by Neil Irwin

In May 2010, the world's most powerful central bankers met in Basel, Switzerland: the European Central Bank's Jean-Claude Trichet, the Bank of England's Mervyn King and the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke. The Washington Post's Neil Irwin explores the role this meeting played in safeguarding the global economy.

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Other People's Money

Other People's Money

Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made

In 2006, the middle-income, New York City housing projects Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village came to epitomize the lunatic excess of the housing boom when their 11,232 apartments sold for $5.4 billion. The New York Times' Charles Bagli tells the story of how that biggest-ever real estate deal came together and then spectacularly came apart.

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Vow

Vow

A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Writing as both betrayer and betrayed, Wendy Plump explores the infidelities of her marriage.

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