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Bell Canto by Ann Pachett

Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Harsh Language/Sexual Situations: Some

The Synopsis (From Amazon.com):

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. 558 more words
Book Reviews

Another Ransom Demand from ISIS

This time, ISIS is holding a 26-year-old woman hostage, along with at least two other Americans, including writer Steven Sotloff. While their ransom demand is less ridiculous than the demand for James Foley, it still runs into the millions at 6.6 millions dollars. 87 more words

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Captured Ukrainian soldiers paraded, taunted by pro-Russian separatists on Ukraine's independence day

Planned humiliation of Ukrainian soldiers

By Helen Mukhina
Kyiv Post

Aug. 24, 2014, 7:08 p.m. | Ukraine

Hundreds of people gather in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk to watch captured Ukrainian soldiers march on the main street on Aug. 295 more words

Zero Dark Shut Up...

The State Department  has insisted  it never would have willingly revealed the failed U.S. attempt to rescue American journalist James Foley,  and that it had no idea who leaked the information,  but that it had to speak out because the media was about to go public.   260 more words

U.S. Launched Operation to Rescue ISIS Hostages, Pentagon Says

The United States launched a rescue operation this summer to free American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the Department of Defense said Wednesday, but no hostages were found at the target location. 323 more words

Last 4 Hostages Freed In Suburban Chicago Standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours. 209 more words

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Pope, Dudley. Ramage’s Challenge.

London: Alison, 1985.

This is the 15th book in the series about the adventures in the Napoleonic wars of Captain Lord Nicholas Ramage, RN, which appears to be slowly running out of steam. 525 more words