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Paper Trails by Cameron Blevins (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Paper Trails’

Twenty-seven years ago, the U.S. Postal Service opened a new post office building in Mesquite, Nevada, a city of just under 21,000 some 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

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You Don't Belong Here by Elizabeth Becker (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'You Don't Belong Here'

Vietnam was less quagmire and more a crucible for more than 468 women accredited reporters during a war where lives and deaths could never be measured by lines on a map.

A BASKET OF DEPLORABLES: WHAT I SAW INSIDE THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE By Linda Tripp with Dennis Carstens (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Basket of Deplorables'

"A Basket of Deplorables" is based on notes and a journal written by Linda Tripp and put into final form by collaborator Dennis Carstens.

AMERICAN TRAITOR By Brad Taylor (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'American Traitor'

In Brad Taylor's "An American Traitor," the latest thriller in his series about the "Taskforce," a fictional covert counterterrorism unit, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are vacationing in Australia when they are forced to come to the rescue of former Taskforce member Clifford Delmonty, whose callsign is "Dunkin."

Comrade Koba (book cover)

Robert Littell on 'Comrade Koba'

In Robert Littell's novel "Comrade Koba," a young boy named Leon, who along with other parentless children, is hiding in the labyrinth of secret rooms of a large house where many Soviet officials, like his late father, lived and worked.

Virginia Dynasty by Lynne Cheney (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Virginia Dynasty'

The rich tapestry of America's colonies is depicted with distinctive themes like liberty, freedom and democracy. Yet, the young nation's powerful heartbeat was most often heard in Virginia.

The Big Book of Espionage edited by Otto Penzler (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Big Book of Espionage'

I've loved spy thrillers since I was a teenager, and I've always loved short stories, so I was pleased that Otto Penzler has edited "The Big Book of Espionage Stories."

Desert Redleg by L. Scott Lingamfelter (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Desert Redleg'

In "Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War" by L. Scott Lingamfelter, U.S Army colonel (retired), we are transported back to this time to experience the largest artillery barrage since World War II.

“One Day in August: Ian Fleming, Enigma and the Deadly Raid on Dieppe” (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'One Day in August'

Some years ago, I came across an account of the disastrous World War II raid on Dieppe written by a British naval intelligence officer who viewed the raid from the deck of a warship off the coast of France.