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Hidden Heroes in a Sexist World

by Tracy Walder Tracy Walder, author of The Unexpected Spy, discusses the history of women in the intelligence community and how it affected her life as both a CIA operative and an FBI agent.

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The Fire and the Darkness: Dresden Before the Bombs Fell

by Sinclair McKay In the following excerpt from the recently released The Fire and the Darkness, Sinclair McKay discusses Dresden in 1945 prior to the Allies’ devastating bombing campaign.

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Setting the Scene: Arizona in the Early 20th Century

by Nancy E. Turner Nancy E. Turner discusses her latest novel, Light Changes Everything, highlighting how the history and setting of Arizona in the early 1900s played into her character creation and development.

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The Ghosts of Dresden

by Sinclair McKay Sinclair McKay, author of The Fire and the Darkness, discusses one of the most devastating bombing campaigns of WWII and the lingering effects it has had on the city of Dresden.

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Chanel’s Riviera: Fun, Games and the Beginning of Terror

By Anne De Courcy Chanel’s Riviera by Anne de Courcy explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. Read on for an exclusive excerpt.

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