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Lost in the Russia scandal maze? Read your way out.

 A Monitor reader recently asked an excellent question: What are the best books on the Russia scandal - the meddling in the 2016 election, and the investigations that have followed?

I could simply suggest “Crime and Punishment,” the 19th-century classic by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and leave it there. But aside from being flip, that would ignore the growing pile of more immediately relevant journalistic accounts of President Trump’s travails.

You might start with “Russian Roulette” by investigative reporters David Corn and Michael Isikoff, who promise “the inside story of Putin’s war on America and the election of Donald Trump.”

Their book runs through events as they happened, explaining the origins of the “Steele

Putin's favorite authorFirst-hand accountsConsulting the hive-mind

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