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Kai Bird

The Good Spy -- A Book Review and a Commentary

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Maryam Zar

Kai Bird pieces together multiple accounts, recollections, diary entries, letters written home, diplomatic cables and embassy notes to compile a rivetingly detailed account of a time that is essential to world history.

Unauthorized, But Not Untrue

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kitty Kelley

The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage. The authorized b...

It Takes a Shtetl

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Over Blythe, California I envisioned myself 28 hours later on the pulpit of the Park Avenue Synagogue. I whispered, "Hi, I'm Dennis Danziger, author of A Short History of a Tall Jew."

As Non-Violence Takes Root, So May a Palestinian State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Why after so much suffering and the spilling of so much blood, does non-violence seem to be catching on in Palestine?

Kai Bird on Israel-Palestine: Cancel the Apocalypse (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Kai Bird, as a Pulitzer-grade biographer and historian, is drawn to the apocalyptic. He's been "obsessed with things atomic," as he says -- with bomb...