How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything – Rosa Brooks

The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today, military personnel don’t just “kill people and break stuff.” Instead, they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, ...

The Hypnotist’s Love Story – Liane Moriarty

A “sharp and funny romantic tale”(O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. ...

With Eyes Turned Skyward – Gregory Stravinski

Sage Basmon and the other rookie crew members of the airship Artemis know the risks of their occupation all too well. But long after a global catastrophe floods most of the Earth’s surface, the job of running munitions and supplies between surviving settlements is too lucrative to pass up. Though larger merchant zeppelins often garrison their own aerial fleets, their full cargo holds make them tempting targets for fringe factions along the Appalachian Spine. While engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with ...

Places and Times – Arthur Turfa

Poetry that follows the author from Pennsylvania to California, Germany, Hungary, New Mexico, and South Carolina; visit with him the places that helped him become the person he became. Walk along with him through great cities and woods, and as he meets people who remind him of where he has been. There are sonnet cycles, and freer verse forms as well.

Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.  With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military ...

Monoland: Into the Gray Horizon – E.A. Minin

Monoland is not heaven or hell. It’s a place somewhere in between. The World with no colors, but full of possibilities. Events that are changing the perception and paradigm of existence for ones who step into this plane. The monochrome world where newcomers break bonds with past life, apprentices study the crafts of three factions working for the good of Grey and Colored worlds. We step in at the last minutes of man’s life, but that is where his journey begins. Journey where thoughts are ...

Pallbearers and Gamblers – Michael John Cruit

It’s 1971 and the Army assigns Michael Dibiaso, Vietnam veteran, to a unit that acts as honor guard and pallbearers for soldiers killed in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, Michael continues to attend military funerals. Michael’s family is involved with the Chicago Mafia and his older brother Sergio works in their Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sergio becomes embroiled in a fatal dispute with a member of the New York Mafia and Michael gets involved. The brothers decide to get revenge ...

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart – Peter Swanson

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears. On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ...