Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 11, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Gus Puryear: Top Pick for Nonfiction, Summer 2015 (A Spy Among Friends, by Ben MacIntyre)

Book Title: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

I might as well come clean on this.   I admire and even love some people who read substantial and thoughtful works of nonfiction, but I’m just not feeling it right now.  I get enough nonfiction in the newspaper and The New Yorker, with the occasional side dish of People.  When I sit down with a book, I’m looking for something else entirely. It’s possible that this is …

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