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Reader recommendation: Eight Pieces of Empire

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Eight Pieces of Empire, by Lawrence Scott Sheets, a journalist and investigative reporter for NPR and BBC World News, provides an eminently readable account of a complicated time when the USSR collapsed in 1991 and new countries were forming over a 20-year period.

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