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Military Wife's Novel Mirrors Real-Life Experiences

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"Hello & Goodbye" says it all for former military wife Cari Schaeffer. At least until the next volume of her trilogy comes out. The novel is the fictional account of Heather, a young woman facing -- not very well at times -- the reality of being married to Rick, a non-commissioned officer in the Air Force: From their first meeting to the litany of goodbyes as he leaves to fulfill his job in the military. The first of three books in The Yello... more

Former CIA Leaders Release Book Defending Brutal Tactics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former senior CIA officials instrumental in extracting information from al-Qaida prisoners through what most Americans consider to have been torture have published a book defending their conduct. The book, titled "Rebuttal," takes aim at the Senate intelligence committee report released last year that revealed gruesome details of the once-secret CIA program while portraying it as ineffective, incompetently run, and rife with... more

Vet Steve Shaffer Wrote a Novel Based on His Vietnam War Experiences

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Steve Shaffer wanted to get something off his chest about his experiences in the Vietnam War. In "Reluctant But Ready" he does just that, taking readers on a fictional journey based on his years in the Navy during the conflict. "I had to change the names of the people closest to me and squadrons and ships, but other than that, the book is a realistic historical autobiography of the crazy things that occurred in Vietnam from 1968 to '71," sai... more

'Fight Club' Author Palahniuk in Car Crash

A semi trailer rolled over on a Washington state highway and collided with "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk's car, police said. The incident happened Friday morning on SR 14, near milepost 22, in front of Palahniuk's Washougal home, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore., reported. Palahniuk was in his car, parked in a driveway on the north side of the highway. The semi's driver took a curve too fast, tipping his trailer. The trailer slid toward Palahni... more

Navy Veteran Jimmy Carter Looks Back on 'A Full Life'

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Former President Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981 at 56 years old. Since leaving the White House, Carter and wife Rosalynn have channeled their time and energy into resolving conflicts, fighting disease and defending human rights around the globe. Carter also has carved out time to write. His new book out this week, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety," is his 29th. In this latest book, the... more

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