The Long Night

William Shirer's reporting from Nazi Berlin and his monumentally influential volume of history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, acquainted the world with the true extent of Nazi evil. Steve Wick's new biography places the man and his work in context and reveals how Shirer managed to get the kind of intimate access to the German high command that made his writing so reputable.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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