'The Brothers' looks at Boston Marathon bombers' motivations

April 8, 2015 12:07 PM

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"The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy" by Masha Gessen; Riverhead (272 pages, $27.95)

Masha Gessen does something unexpected with "The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy." In a book about Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and their role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, she barely describes the crime. Here it is, her account, which comes almost exactly at the halfway point: "P...

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