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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2003 with 186 to follow.
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Book of the Week: 'Blood of Victory'

SAN DIEGO, May 27 (UPI) -- The British are masters of espionage and British writers are masters at describing the murky world of spies. Apart from James Bond, whom nobody takes very seriously, the heroes of such novels are usually men who are expert at blending into the shadows.
SHIRLEY SAAD

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Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2002 with 186 to follow.
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Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda.

Ambler was born in London into a family of entertainers who ran a puppet show, with which he helped in his early years. Both parents also worked as music hall artists. Later he studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic in Islington (now City University, London), and served an apprenticeship with an engineering company. However, his upbringing as an entertainer proved dominant and he soon moved to writing plays and other works. By 1937 he was a copywriter at an advertising agency in London. After resigning he moved to Paris, where he met and married Louise Crombie, an American fashion correspondent.

At that time, Ambler was politically a staunch anti-Fascist and like many others tended to regard the Soviet Union as the only real counterweight - which was reflected in the fact that some of his early books include Soviet agents depicted positively and as sympathetic characters, the undoubted allies of the main protagonist.

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