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Aug. 29, 2007

Newsweek editor Nagorski reads from new World War II book Sept. 10

Newsweek International senior editor Andrew Nagorski will read from his new book, "The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II," at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live via the Writing University website at

The event will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.

Robert Conquest, author of "The Great Terror," wrote, "This highly readable, intellectually stimulating -- and at the same time very moving -- record of the fearful experiences of nations and individuals stands out as one of our time's finest war books. Not only the mass dying, but also the profound self-deceits of Hitler, of Stalin -- and of high-level Westerners -- are brought together in this large-scale horror epic."

Nagorski has been the Newsweek bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw and Berlin, and he is the author of several books.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073, cell: 310-430-1013,