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'American Warlord' Follows Chucky Taylor From US to Liberia

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"American Warlord: A True Story" ( Alfred A. Knopf ), by Johnny Dwyer Chucky Taylor's 2008 trial in Miami federal court was a sort of homecoming for a young man whose adolescence in Florida had been like so many others bored with the suburbs and longing for absent fathers. The surreal journey Taylor took from Florida to Liberia and then back to stand trial for torture is the... more

Dana Perino Reveals Details of Bush Visits to Walter Reed in New Book

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino , President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel. Five tidbits from "And the Good News Is ...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side," which goes on sale Tuesday: ... more

Retired Colonel to Release Novel About Life at Air Force Academy

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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'

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"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

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