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10 best books of May: the Monitor's picks

What to read this month? Here are the 10 May releases the Monitor's book critics liked best.

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1. 'The Secret War,' by Max Hastings

Max Hastings’s account of intelligence, eavesdropping, code-breaking, and counterinsurgency during World War II makes for compelling reading with strong links to contemporary security questions. You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Secret War" here.

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