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The Scientist and the Spy

A neatly planted cornfield in Iowa might not seem like the setting for an international trade war, but looks can be deceiving.

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Review of ‘The Scientist and the Spy’

A neatly planted cornfield in Iowa might not seem like the setting for an international trade war, but looks can be deceiving. Mara Hvistendahl, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, has been writing about China for over a decade. A former Midwesterner who is equally comfortable in farmers’ kitchens as in her high-rise apartment…

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