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Lee Child – No Frills Needed

When he was a child an English lad named Jim Grant read a book about a boy who lived in Manhattan. He read the book over and over until it nearly fell apart. The odds of the lad ever living in New York City, let alone owning a penthouse apartment, were against him. As he grew older, the dream faded …

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Jamie Cat Callan – Charm School, Please

Ah, tres bien! Jamie Cat Callan charms us with a book that takes you on a whirlwind trip to Paris and the French countryside. Is it a lost concept — charm? Is anyone charming anymore? When I think of charm I think of Count Rostov in Amor Towles’ book, A Gentleman in Moscow.  How delightful it would be if more …

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Andrew Scott Cooper – On the Shah of Iran

The Fall of Heaven is an important book about a subject that is vital to America: Iran. On the world stage there is probably no more dangerous enemy — or potential friend. To understand Iran it is important to understand how we got to where we are today. Why is Iran our enemy? To understand this question, we need to go …

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Hi! I am me, PatZi with a Z…

I am me, PatZi with a Z coming to you from glorious Clearwater, Florida.This is a view from the window by my desk. I want to thank my listeners for all their concern during Hurricane Irma. The HIM hurricane year of 2017: Harvey, Irma and Maria caused a lot of problems, but luckily here in glorious Clearwater, Florida we didn’t suffer too …

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