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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Stephen Harper’

Stephen Harper became the 22nd prime minister of Canada on Feb. 6, 2006. The Conservative Party leader has focused his time and energies on important issues such as lower taxes, smaller government, fiscal responsibility and strong foreign policy measures.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Palace of Treason’

Given the superb credentials of the author — a top CIA operative for 33 years — one is tempted (and with justification) to read this novel as a roman a clef, and especially in its depiction of the Russian criminal state assembled by President Vladimir Putin.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat’

Medical alert: if you’re already, or easily, depressed, don’t read this book. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of fabulist fiction, read it as soon as you can.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America'

From my completely unbiased perspective, Dick and Liz Cheney have written an important book on America's most critical national-security issues. Grounded in what Henry Luce called "the American Century," they are determined to thwart President Obama's seeming efforts to terminate that century prematurely.

BOOK REVIEW: 'My Organic Life'

Nora Pouillon was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1943, the third daughter of a middle-class family; her father owned a glass factory; her mother was a free-spirited housewife.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel'

In the deep woods beyond the idyllic village in the valley lurks a biblical monster writhing on the back of a massive gun. And in the village there is a man who understands the horror behind what he is looking at, as well as the child's body lying among the foliage.