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O'Reilly's Next 'Killing' Subject Japan, at End of WWII

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next subject in his million-selling "Killing" series isn't just one person but a whole country: Japan. "Killing the Rising Sun," which focuses on the final year of World War II in the Pacific, is coming out Sept. 13. O'Reilly told The Associated Press during a recent interview that he and his co-author, Martin Dugard, have researched the conflict from the American and Japanese sides and will take a close look ... more

Battle of the Bulge Veteran Publishes Memoir

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A Spring Ridge, MD resident has published a memoir about his time as an Army infantryman during World War II. Don Rosenthal, who fought during the Battle of the Bulge, is 91. "91 and having fun," he said. He started putting his book, "A Life Lived Well," together last year, with the help of his daughter Sheree Moyer and a ghostwriter. He was motivated to write the book after talking to his nephew, who has written his own books. He dictated... more

Britain's Secret Agent in the Heart of Dixie During the Civil War

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OUR MAN IN CHARLESTON: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South By Christopher Dickey (Crown Publishing Group, $27, 400 pp.) CHRISTOPHER Dickey makes a compelling argument that if it wasn't for efforts of an accidental spy, the American Civil War could have escalated into a trans-Atlantic conflagration. Through careful research of American and British archives, along with close scrutiny of personal correspondence between representatives... more

'Terminal Lance' Cartoon's Popularity Leads to Book

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Patrick Sammon was hailed as a hero last month after pulling an unconscious man out of his mangled car moments before it burst into flames. During an interview with a San Diego television station, the humble Marine Corps lance corporal smiled and flashed a popular hand signal. Sammon doesn’t belong to a gang, and he wasn’t using sign language. He was performing the lance corporal hand signal from the wildly popular Mar... more

A Reporter Covers 2 Decades of Tumult in the Middle East

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"And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Engel Regular viewers of television's evening news are sure to have seen video of Richard Engel delivering narratives as he dodges bullets, bombs and artillery barrages while reporting on the latest conflicts in the Middle East. Over the past two decades, the boyish-looking reporter for NBC News has emerged as perhaps the most familiar face that Am... more

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