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New ‘Star Wars’ History Includes Fans, Franchise, Future

New ‘Star Wars’ History Includes Fans, Franchise, Future

September 30, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe” by Chris Taylor; Basic Books ($28.99, 448 pages) ——— “How Star Wars Conquered The Universe” by Chris Taylor is an immensely readable look at the worldwide impact of the “Star Wars” saga over the dec...

Kidnappers Turn The War On Terror Against America

Kidnappers Turn The War On Terror Against America

September 23, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “The Abduction” by Jonathan Holt; HarperCollins, NY (457 pages, $26.99) ——— In Jonathan Holt’s first book, he introduced readers to Capt. Kat Tapo of the Venice Carabinieri (police). She and 2nd Lieutenant Holly Boland make two interesting sleuth...

‘World of Trouble’ Shows The Planet Before Impending Destruction

‘World of Trouble’ Shows The Planet Before Impending Destruction

September 16, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “World of Trouble” by Ben H. Winters; Quirk Books ($14.95, 328 pages) ——— How would you behave the end of the world? In “World of Trouble,” Detective Hank Palace has only 14 days to live and a mystery solve — what happened to his younger s...

Author Tells How WWI Flying Ace Showed ‘Enduring Courage’

Author Tells How WWI Flying Ace Showed ‘Enduring Courage’

September 9, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — In “Enduring Courage” John F. Ross aims to revive the memory of World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who was also an early racecar driver of renown, and the creator of now-defunct Eastern Air Lines. “I spent a lot of time...

Book Chronicles Beatles’ American Tour

Book Chronicles Beatles’ American Tour

September 2, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) Ivor Davis knows exactly where he was 50 years ago today—hanging out with The Beatles. As the West Coast bureau chief for the London Daily Express, Davis was assigned to cover the first U.S. tour by the Fab Four that started with a performance at the Cow Palace...

You Say You Want A Revolution?

You Say You Want A Revolution?

May 8, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Plot for Global Revolution” by Giles Milton; Bloomsbury Press, NY (400 pages, $28) ——— If you want some wonderful spy stories, and a lesson in 20th century revolution, try “Russian Roulette...

Lou Villars Is An Elite French Athlete Who Becomes A Gestapo Informant In ‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club’

Lou Villars Is An Elite French Athlete Who Becomes A Gestapo Informant In ‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club’

May 1, 2014


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By Carolyn Kellogg Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932” by Francine Prose; Harper ($26.99) ——— “Police! Open Up!” is regularly heard at the door of the Chameleon Club, the fictional cabaret in Francine Prose’s new novel set in 1930s Paris. Unconventio...

The Romance Reader: ‘Christmas on Main Street’

November 29, 2013


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By Lezlie Patterson McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) “Christmas on Main Street” by Joann Ross, Susan Donovan, LuAnn McLane, Alexis Morgan; SIGNET ($7.99, paperback) Anthologies are a great way for romance readers to delve into the holidays and “Christmas on Main Street” is full ...

How to be Anorexic: How to Dig Your Own Grave

How to be Anorexic:  How to Dig Your Own Grave

Britt Young, News Editor

March 10, 2012


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Flipping through the channels the other day while at my parents house I stopped on a channel where they were talking about an author with a plan to destroy people’s lives-How to be Anorexic. The commercial I stopped on was of Dr. Oz’s show and he was going to have guests on that were followin...

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