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Retired Colonel to Release Novel About Life at Air Force Academy

doug beason the cadet

It's a favorite phrase drill instructors use when a trainee has asked one question too many. "Are you writing a book?" Air Force Academy graduate Doug Beason drew on his basic training experience and did just that. "It's a coming of age novel," said Beason, a retired Air Force colonel and physicist who lives in Castle Rock. Due for a Tuesday release, "The Cadet" is the first in a planned series of books that... more

Cotton Malone is on the Case in Berry's 'Patriot Threat'

This photo provided by Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press, LLC shows the cover of the book, "The Patriot Threat," by author Steve Berry. (AP Photo/Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press, LLC)

"The Patriot Threat" ( Minotaur Books), by Steve Berry Cotton Malone tackles a case that could cause an uprising over taxes in Steve Berry's new thriller, "The Patriot Threat." A deposed North Korean leader believes he can regain his honor and return to power by bringing down the United States. He stumbles on the works of an author named Howell, who postulates that the law creating the federal income tax ... more

Phil Klay Among Nominees for PEN Awards

Phil Klay, winner of the National Book Award for fiction, attends the 65th Annual National Book Awards on Nov. 19, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014.

NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Phil Klay and the author of Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, Cynthia Bond , are among the nominees on the longlist of awards handed out by the PEN American Center. The literary and human rights organization announced finalists Tuesday in nine categories ranging from biography to sports writing to poetry in translation. Roughly 10 authors were picked for each category. Shortl... more

'Goldeneye' Explores Ian Fleming's Jamaican Retreat

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"Goldeneye" ( Pegasus Books), by Matthew Parker James Bond is a British icon, but the fictional spy hero really was born in Jamaica, just as the Caribbean island gained its independence from the waning British empire. The relationship between Bond's author, Ian Fleming , and the island where he sought to escape from dreary post-war Britain is explored in Matthew Parker's un... more

'A Kim Jong-Il Production' is a Fascinating Tale

This photo provided by Flatiron Books/Macmillan shows the cover of the book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production," by author, Paul Fischer. (AP Photo/Flatiron Books/Macmillan)

"A Kim Jong-Il Production" ( Flatiron Books/Macmillan), by Paul Fischer Here's an easy one: North Korea's Kim Jong Il orders a famous South Korean film director and his actress wife kidnapped and brought into the country to remake a tepid film industry with dreams of international glory. Of course you should read this. People interested in North Korea have been having a book bona... more

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