At the height of the Cold War, a seemingly unassuming Soviet engineer reached out to several Americans he encountered in Moscow and offered his services. While he was initially ignored, the engineer, Adolf Tolkachev, was eventually accepted by the CIA’s Moscow station as a volunteer spy for the United States.
If you go to a Rolling Stones concert these days, the last thing you'll probably worry about is whether you’re going to make it out alive. You will get gouged by the beer vendor, but there’s little if any danger.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
Ever since I learned that the Broadway musical "Hamilton" was inspired by a prizewinning biography, my mind has been roaming over other books about the Founding Fathers that are feats of great storytelling.
The calendar year hasn’t even slipped into September, and Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is already being talked about as the book of the year (and that’s with a slew of big books heading our way in the fall, including works from Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith and Jonathan Safran Foer).
The panel of Idaho lawmakers reviewing options for improving health care for the state's working poor heard from an expert on state Medicaid options and from an Idaho Falls family doctor who only takes cash and often gets tips from patients.
Health care panel debates options for Idaho's working poor