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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/16/2011

Read this: Inside Evermay; Bush 41 and Clint Eastwood; Mark Whitaker

Evermay, back in the day. See a glorious photo gallery of Evermay, the historic Georgetown mansion. (Belin family photo)
The secrets of Evermay! Harry Belin didn’t know that his grandfather was a spy, or how exactly his dad survived the crash of the Hindenburg, until he sold the family’s historic Georgetown estate this summer (to a pair of Japanese biotech entrepreneurs, for $22 million) and started sorting through nine decades worth of papers he retrieved from the property. Our colleague Ian Shapira reports: A family’s hidden history is revealed after sale of their grand Georgetown estate, 10/16/11

In other news: Bush 41 refused to set foot in his Oval Office in tennis clothes, not even for a second – had to be coat and tie, at least. So we learn from newly released oral history of his presidency. Also: they considered Clint Eastwood for the VP slot in ’88. . . CNN VP and former Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker’s poignant memoir of growing up biracial and semi-fatherless.

By The Reliable Soure  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/16/2011

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