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Hamburg’s Heady Days of Rock & Roll

Dominik Mauer
From Fats Domino’s unquenchable thirst to John Lennon’s nude performance with a toilet seat: an amusing book by the founder of Hamburg’s Star Club recalls how the world’s rock stars converged on the northern German port city in the ’60s.
Moscow’s Mideast Challenge to America
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia seemed to cede much of its influence in the Middle East to the United States. No longer. Now, Moscow appears eager to present itself as a counterbalance to Washington in the region — with major geopolitical consequences.

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