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Two Year Anniversary!

Today marks the second anniversary of Amy’s Scrap Bag.  Over the last year, I have written about a variety of library, archive, and history topics including but not limited to: Library Programming (five posts on this!) Information and Digital Literacies Archival Preservation Ethical Conundrums Technology European and Military History My past library and archive experiences/projects…

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Review: A Spy Among Friends

A Spy Among Friends:  Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre U.S. Edition:  Crown, 2014.  Hardcover, 384 pages.  Includes afterwards written by John Le Carré. U.K. Edition: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover 368 pages. I first read about Kim Philby briefly in MacIntyre’s Double Cross, his book on the Double Cross operation in World War…

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Review: A Life Apart

A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow Broadway Books, 2014.  Trade paperback, 443 pages. Morris Sullivan is a white native Bostonian who joined the U.S. Navy in 1940.  Injured during the attack on Pearl Harbor, he is saved by Robert Dobbins, an African-American seaman.  After recuperating from his injuries, Morris attempts to track Robert down to…