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Chrystia Freeland takes top literary non-fiction Gelber Prize for Plutocrats

Chrystia Freeland takes top literary non-fiction Gelber Prize for Plutocrats
Freeland's book won over four other shortlisted entries: Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 -1956 by Anne Applebaum (Washington, DC, Poland); The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics by Paul Bracken …
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Narrative Nonfiction: Five Must-Read Books
Sometimes the best stories are not the ones we make up, but the ones that make up our lives. Below, in no particular order, is a list of five of my favorite narrative nonfiction books — old and new. If you're looking for a good read, I encourage you …
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Gish Jen goes from novels to nonfiction
… Szymczak for the Boston Globe. Gish Jen, author of the new book, "Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self." … In February, Jen made her nonfiction debut with “Tiger Writing,” an accessible work of scholarship that, without …
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Sci-fi Mystery Novel Takes Readers into the Secrets and Conspiracies Surrounding the Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon

TIFFIN, Ohio (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

It was late in autumn in nineteen-hundred and ninety. Flying saucer mania was rampant. The American public was very curious about such mysterious things as, the paranormal, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle. For the most part, the public was unaware of the low profile studies into these phenomena conducted by the government. These secret studies were assigned to various branches of the military complex. The U.S. Navys part in this on-going research was Project Houdini. Its mission was to determine the cause of how over 500 ships and planes, as well as their attending personnel, had vanished into the area better known as the Bermuda Triangle and were never seen again.

Project Houdini, a sci-fi mystery novel written by Thom Fillinger tells the story of Admiral Nathan Summerfield and the entire Project Houdini exploration team that had undergone into the Bermuda Triangle but never comes out. Project Houdini was designed to discover the reason for the disappearance of ships, planes and personnel in that area. However, as Summerfields team went there, all contact had been broken and the Navy couldnt find a way to recover them. All nine members and their plane vanished without any communication for over a year. It went into a a place known as Xenos, a twin of Atlantis, created within another dimension. But one day over the Atlantic, the plane reappeared. It had a partial collision with a commercial flight. The Navy planes tail shredded and went down, off the coast of Florida. A fishing boat found Alan Maxwell, a veteran journalist who was with the team and he is floating in an inflatable vest. His legs were badly mangled and he is unconscious while a US Navy helicopter attempts to make a rescue.

In an effort to keep the lid on this former naval officer, Alan Maxwells account of the terrible secret that the Project Houdini team had discovered, the projects new director, egocentric Admiral Scott and his henchman Captain Sadowski, had the reporter subjected to a high-tech brainwashing technique. They then, in order to maintain anonymity, had him moved from one hospital to another. Only newspaper editor Harry Konenbergs stubborn belief in his veteran reporter defied the odds and kept Alan Maxwells remarkable story from being systematically sucked into an all-consuming National Security vacuum.

Project Houdini is a highly entertaining read that will take readers into a fascinating story that presents a very interesting plot about strange, mysterious secrets and disappearances occurring in the Bermuda Triangle and government conspiracies to hide the truth from the public under the guise of national security. Author Thom Fillinger has masterfully crafted an intriguing novel that will sure to catch the interest and stir the curiosity of most sci-fi readers who are into the secrets and mysteries genre.

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About the Author

Thomas William Fillinger was born on the eastside of Cleveland, Ohio and still lives there with his wife Patricia. They have four grown children. Timothy, Elizabeth, Carolyn, and Christina. He attended John Carroll University, The Automation Institute of Ohio and Adult Education courses in writing. Over the years, he has had a wide variety of jobs, anywhere from driving delivery trucks, to managing restaurants, to selling computer peripheral devices. Ever the story teller, now that he has retired, he has finally found the time to craft some intriguing books.

Project Houdini * by Thom Fillinger

Publication Date: December 26, 2012

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Former CIA Case Officer Takes Your Audience Inside Iran’s Nuclear Program in Hollow Strength

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) March 14, 2012

From the book:

The world is shocked as Iran’s newest and most powerful destroyer, the Shaheed, explodes and sinks on its maiden voyage, killing a full cadre of VIPs, including a dozen of the most powerful clerics in Iran. The ship’s executive officer, Commander Mohsen Saeed of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, ashore during the explosion, frantically works to uncover the truth behind the sinking of his ship. Meanwhile, accusations of blame for the incident bring the US and Iran to the brink. As the net of pursuit draws ever closer, the CIA struggles to get Saeed and his family out of Iran before they are caught and executed in cold blood, and the US and Iran go to war over Irans nuclear program.


Art Keller is a former CIA case officer and a nationally recognized expert on Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, intelligence, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation. He has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy.com and done commentary for National Geographic Channel, CNN, CBS, The News Hour on PBS, and NPR. Hollow Strength is his first novel. Kellers non-fiction article on US policy towards Iran was first excerpted in Foreign Policy, but an extended and revised version now appears as the afterword to Hollow Strength.

Hollow Strength is available as a Kindle book and a paperback from Amazon.com, as an ebook from Barnes and Noble, and available for direct purchase in all formats from the Hollow Strength Store.

To arrange to interview the author, Art Keller, about Hollow Strength or US policy towards Iran, contact him directly at 575-446-1547 or 505-450-6328.

Advance Praise for Hollow Strength:

Douglas Frantz, author of the bestselling Nuclear Jihadist,” two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and former managing editor of the LA Times, describes Hollow Strength with just two words: “Eerily accurate.”

Jeff Stein, author of A Murder in Wartime,” former “Spy Talk” intelligence columnist for the Washington Post and Spy Talk blogger, says: Art Keller has definitely been there, done that. As a former CIA operative in the agency division responsible for tracking black market nuclear weapons, he has seen enough to make his hair stand up straight permanently, and in ‘Hollow Strength’ he’ll make yours stand up, too.

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