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Nicholas Stargardt’s THE GERMAN WAR reviewed in the Economist

When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, it started what the world has ever since seen self-evidently as a war of German aggression. But Germans had a very different view, as Nicholas Stargardt, a historian at Oxford University, convincingly shows in this depiction of how ordinary Germans experienced “their” war.

Eric Topol discusses THE PATIENT WILL SEE YOU NOW on CNBC’s Mad Money

Dr. Eric Topol, Scripps Translational Science Institute, discusses standout connected devices in the medical field, and the potential for mobile technology to keep people away from the doctor.

“Oh, the humanity!” was the cry from radio announcer Herbert Morrison on May 6, 1937, as the LZ 129 Hindenburg zeppelin burst into flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey. Morrison's breathless description sent news of the disaster around the world in a real-time recording that would become one of the most famous audio reports ever filed.


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