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Review of Rocket Men

 In his book, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon, Robert Kurson tells the incredible story of America’s race to the moon and the ingenuity it took to … Continue reading

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Review of Hero of An Empire

             In Candace Millard’s Hero of an Empire, Winston Churchill is on the rebound after his first election loss. Looking for a distraction and to make a name for himself, Churchill is hired by a prominent London newspaper to … Continue reading

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Review of An Officer and a Spy

  In Robert Harris’ An Officer and a Spy, Alfred Dreyfuss is stripped of his rank, charged with treason, and shipped to Devil’s Island, barely escaping the firing squad. But not all are convinced that the Jewish officer is guilty … Continue reading

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Review of Tokyo Kill

  In Barry Lancet’s Tokyo Kill, antiques dealer/security agent Jim Brodie gets a visit from an aging World War II veteran whose colleagues are being murdered. Brodie agrees to provide protection for the man without a second thought. The killings … Continue reading

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Review of The Hit

    David Baldacci’s Will Robie returns in The Hit, and is under orders to track down and eliminate one of his own team members. But it seems she’s already got the drop on him. Will Robie be able to … Continue reading

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Review of The Poisoner’s Handbook

  In Deborah Blume’s, The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, the author reveals how Charles Norris and Andrew Gettler investigated mysterious deaths that had previously gone unsolved. Each chapter traces the … Continue reading

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Review of Things That Matter

  In his book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics, Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer shares his invaluable insight into everything from baseball to America’s role in the world. Delivered with his characteristically concise … Continue reading

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