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Manhunters: The Real DEA Agents Who Took Down Pablo Escobar

by Javier F. Peña and Steve Murphy DEA operatives Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña tell the true story of how they helped put an end to one of the world’s most infamous narco-terrorists in Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo

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Featured Excerpt: Black Wave

by Kim Ghattas Black Wave is an unprecedented examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979. Check out an excerpt here.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Jet Girl: “No Time to Worry”

by Caroline Johnson Caroline Johnson discusses the adrenaline-filled world of flying as she prepares to intercept an Iranian airplane in the latest excerpt from Jet Girl.

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Sidney Lumet: “Eating Ham for Uncle Sam”

by Maura Spiegel Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Sidney Lumet began his astonishing directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, followed by such landmark films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network. In this excerpt from the highly-entertaining biography,

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Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet

by Caroline Johnson with Hof Williams In the following excerpt from Jet Girl, F/A-18 Weapon Systems Officer Caroline Johnson gives an intense and thrilling account of her first contact with ISIS in Iraq.

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