The Twilight War

Beginning with the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 and exacerbated by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a low-level conflict between Iran and the United States has simmered for more than three decades. Historian David Crist draws on ten years of research to reveal the hidden skirmishes behind the headlines.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…