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By John Le Carré

The epic "New York Times" bestseller through the grasp of foreign intrigue spans the lives of 2 buddies from the riot-torn West Berlin of the Nineteen Sixties to the dirty looking-glass of chilly battle Europe to the current day of terrorism and new alliances.

Le Carre's eloquent indignation at what he sees as a duplicitous battle in Iraq and the devious skill hired to tarnish those that oppose it's become a fictional account of 2 former spies attempting to do correct in a post-Cold conflict global.

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Some of the most high-profile crimes in history also lack a satisfactory solution because the basic facts of the case remain suspect. Napoleon defined history “as the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon,” which raises the question of whether such agreements proceed from facts or from political expediency. The problem of establishing truth has concerned me since I began my thesis at Cornell on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1965 by posing it to seven of the most powerful men in America, the members of the Warren Commission.

Morgan. L. ” The crime took place on the evening of March 1, 1932. m. and arrived at the Lindbergh home in rural East Amwell, New Jersey, shortly before midnight. It had been raining heavily that night, so the police could find no identifiable footprints or other clues outside the house, other than scratches indicating that a ladder had been used to gain entry to the window of the second-floor nursery. m. The nursery itself contained no fingerprints whatsoever, not even those of Gow, other servants, or the family members who had searched the room after the child was found missing.

The trial began in Leipzig on September 21, 1933, presided over by judges from Germany’s highest court. As one of the first trials to be globally broadcast live via radio, it was also an international media event. The first prosecution witness was Van der Lubbe. He admitted setting the fire and claimed he had acted entirely on his own. The prosecution then proceeded to make the case that he could not have been the sole arsonist by calling as witnesses firemen and police who testified about the locations of bundles of inflammable material, and arson experts who testified that Van der Lubbe, who was half-blind and infirm, could not have both placed and rigged all these incendiary devices.

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