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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins by Robert Baer

February 14, 2016

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It seems unnecessary for Baer to mix the premise of a list of rules for assassins and his own Ahabian history of tracking down the phantom-like Hajj Radwan.  Either path, a history of time’s greatest assassins and assassinations as well as Baer’s personal pursuit of perhaps the most notorious, successful and elusive assassin of our time, certainly […]

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre

February 15, 2015

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Enter the world of the highest levels of England’s wartime secrecy during 1943.  The fate of the world truly hung in the balance as England assiduously and with stern will, fought off a menacing German attack.  Should England lose, and succumb to the Nazi advance, in all likelihood Adolf Hitler expands his leadership to all […]

The Viking Book of Aphorisms

June 6, 2014

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“Hearts may fail, and Strength outwear, and Purpose turn to Loathing, but the everyday affairs of business, meals and clothing, builds a bulkhead ‘twixt Despair and the Edge of Nothing.” Rudyard Kipling  It’s rare that a book today aims to fill the reader with a trove of nuggets of wisdom, redeemable in any and all circumstances. […]

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter A. Levine with Ann Frederick

August 10, 2013

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If you read only one book which provides insight into the epidemiology, case studies and self-treatment of trauma this summer, make Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine the book you read.  Trust me, you’ll thank me.   Let me explain, Levine, a PhD with over 25 years of experience in stress and trauma, illustrates […]