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Sunday, November 9, 2014

What’s the most terrifying book you’ve ever read?

This question in a book review section column drew numerous responses from readers of The New York Times. The letters column concluded,
"Responding to the news, Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone made several appearances. So did In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, by Dick and Liz Cheney."
The Ebola outbreak is the news hook for Preston's 1994 book. While the Cheney's 2011 memoir might not have been suggested as responding to the news, I found this in the 'Lexington' column's review at The Economist.
"Mr Cheney ... knew how to get things done. For the most part, he put that skill to poor use. But as the Obama administration lurches from one dust-up with the Republicans in Congress to another, with most of its agenda abandoned by the wayside, one cannot help wondering what difference it would make to have a man with the cunning and single-mindedness of Mr Cheney whispering in the president's ear."
(via Jay Gold)

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