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  • Maggie’s Wars by Phil Pisani – A novel about Mag­gie Hogan is a strong woman, an ace report who just wants to be treated fairly. She fights, and sleeps, her way through the bat­tle­fields, the Nurem­burg tri­als and the after­math of the World War II, includ­ing the cold war.

  • Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin – An autobiog­ra­phy of the famous astronaut.

  • Malinalli of the Fifth Sun by Helen Gordon Heightsman – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion novel tak­ing place in South Amer­ica dur­ing Hernán Cortés’ time focusing on native woman Mali­nalli who was an impor­tant per­son in Cortés’ entourage who have been vil­i­fied through­out the ages.

  • Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer – An autobiog­ra­phy of the Israeli indus­tri­al­ist and statesman.

  • The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill (Guest Review) – A Gothic tale of a tragic tale of unruly pas­sions, of loss and of the power of sug­ges­tion.

  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett – A non-fiction story about a rare book thief.  If you like books about books – this one is for you.

  • March Violets by Philip Kerr – The first in a series of noir nov­els about Bernie Gun­ther, an ex-policeman who turned pri­vate inves­ti­ga­tor. March vio­lets refers to Ger­mans who went along with the Nazi vio­lence mindlessly.

  • The Marching Season by Daniel Silva – The fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin”. The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every year.

  • The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva – A fast paced fictional mystery about CIA agent Michael Osbourne. The story takes place mainly in the United States & England and involves several contemporary themes.

  • The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum– Set in the fic­tional land of Oz, the book how­ever is not about Dorothy but about a boy named Tip.

  • Masaryk Station by David Downing– John Rus­sell is an Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist/spy liv­ing in Berlin after World War II, is plan­ning one final job which will cement the finan­cial secu­rity and well being of his fam­ily before he retires.

  • May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson– A young adult (YA) novel about a lonely teen named May Bird who falls into the lake and finds her­self in the after world with ghouls, ghosts and mon­sters.

  • Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende– A fic­tional novel and a com­ing of age story, told in the form of a journal by a young woman sent to an island off the coast of Chile to hid from the FBI, Interpol, Las Vegas PD and gangsters.

  • Me, You by Erri De Luca – A fic­tional com­ing of age story of a boy at the end of World War II. The book was pre­vi­ously released as Sea of Mem­ory.

  • The Memorist by M.J. Rose – The second in “The Rein­car­na­tion­ist” series dealing with a magic flute which helps people remember past lives.

  • Memory of Flames by Armand Cabasson – The novel cen­ters on Mar­gont being a dou­ble agent sent by Joseph to infil­trate a group try­ing to restore the monar­chy to France. The dou­ble agent sce­nario allows the author to show more of the dis­ar­ray which Paris is in fol­low­ing its occu­pa­tion and allows the author to travel around the town at night, help­ing the con­spir­acy story-line.

  • The Mes­senger by Daniel Silva -The Sixth book in the Gabriel Allon series which takes our hero across the globe foiling al Qaeda plans to destroy the Vatican.

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – This is the story of Gre­gor Samsa who wakes up one morn­ing and dis­cov­ered he has turned into a giant bug. A short, classic story but deep with many themes con­de­scend in a short space and between the lines.

  • Michael Dou­glas by Marc Eliot – One of the few second-generation kids to grow up and become a movie star, Michael Dou­glas has man­aged to emerge from the long shadow of his father. The strug­gle to become his own man in an unfor­giv­ing envi­ron­ment is only a part of this biography.

  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs– A fic­tional YA book set in two time­lines pep­pered with vin­tage pho­tographs which help it achieve a chill­ing effect.

  • The Missing File by D.A. Mishani– A mys­tery novel tak­ing place in Holon, Israel. The book has been trans­lated from Hebrew and is one of the few police mys­ter­ies / pro­ce­dural writ­ten in Israel.

  • Mission to Mach 2 by Earl Haney and Lee Courtnage – Mr. Haney’s mem­oir about his mil­i­tary career which focuses on Haney’s fas­ci­nat­ing Air-Force career.

  • The Mirrored World by Debra Dean – A fictional account of the Russian St. Xenia told through the eyes of her cousin during the late 18th – early 19th Century in St. Petersburg.

  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer – A  memoir of the author’s attempt to win the U.S. memory championship.

  • A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel– Part fiction, part non-fiction about Nico­laus Coper­ni­cus and his student German math­e­mati­cian Georg Joachim Rheti­cus.

  • Morgan Kane: Without Mercy by Louis Masterson– The first book in this Western series which introduces the reader to Morgan Kane, Texas Ranger, an old world cowboy with the ethics and morality of a new world superhero.

  • Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva -The eighth book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon and his new wife, Chiara, are on their hon­ey­moon in Umbria, Italy. But Gabriel never stops work­ing and is restor­ing a paint­ing for the Vat­i­can. A Russ­ian news­pa­per reporter con­tacts the Israeli embassy in Rome request­ing a meet­ing with Allon who reluc­tantly agrees.

  • The Mossad: Great Operations by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal -A non-fiction book by Israeli jour­nal­ists recounting some of the great suc­cesses and fail­ures of the secret Israeli agency.

  • The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson – A non-fiction book for any person who ever had to learn to idiosyncrasies of the language, this book will provide a fascinating overview of the strange rules and nuances of English.

  • The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier by Imtiaz Gul – Short but packed non-fiction book about delicate political situation in Pakistan.

  • Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal –  A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in the early days of World War II about an American woman, a brilliant mathematician, of British origin in London working at 10 Downing Street.

  • The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame –  A non-fiction book about the sound­tracks of one of the most suc­cess­ful film fran­chises in the world.

  • My Ántonia by Willa Cather –  A 1918 novel which is con­sid­ered the last in the “Prairie Tril­ogy” fol­low­ing O Pio­neers! and The Song of the Lark. This book is con­sid­ered one of the great­est nov­els writ­ten by an American.

  • My Life in Politics by Jacques Chirac – A political biography of the famed French politician and leader.

  • My Mother’s Secret : Based on a True Holo­caust Story by J.L. Wit­t­er­ick – A fic­tion­al­ized account of an actual woman who hid 15 Jews (and a Ger­man sol­dier) in her small house, located in a small Pol­ish town, dur­ing the Nazi inva­sion of World War II.

  • My Pearl Har­bor Scrap­book 1941 by Bess Taub­man & Ernest Arroyo – A non-fiction book which has the look and feel of a post WWII scrap­book and tells the story of the attack on Pearl Har­bor and its aftermath.

  • Mystery Girl by David Gordon – A men’s novel full of self doubt, awk­ward­ness, porn, manly movie talk and Jackie Chan. Sam Korn­berg lives in L.A., his mar­riage is falling apart and it looks like he’ll never be the nov­el­ist he dreamed of being. Look­ing for any job he might be qual­ify for , Sam gets a job as an assis­tant (he spe­cial­izes in being an “assis­tant”) detec­tive to Solar Lonsky.

  • Mystery Train by Greil Marcus (Guest Review) – The essential study of the quintessential American art form. First published in 1975, Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train remains a benchmark study of rock ‘n’ roll and a classic in the field of music criticism.

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  • Rally ‘Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad – A mystery novel about a murder/mystery game which Soon after it begun, the eccen­tric cre­ator mys­te­ri­ously dies. The game becomes real when one of the guests die and the tour guide real­izes that the mys­tery is actu­ally based on a real-life unsolved crime.

  • Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – A memoir starting in 2007. The author volunteered to go to Bhutan and help launch their first radio station.

  • Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories – A non-fiction book by the famous rocker writing anecdotes about his career and the peo­ple he met.

  • The Ranger by Ace Atkins – The first book in a new series introducing Army Range Quinn Colson coming home to investigate the murder of his uncle, the sheriff.

  • The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose – A fic­tional story involv­ing past lives and reli­gious myth. It is the first of a series,

  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – A fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire of the characters’ hearts.

  • The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs – The ape man is recov­er­ing from his sac­ri­fice at mar­riage to Jane Porter and goes to visit Paul d’Arnot in France. On the ship Tarzan becomes involved in the affairs of Count­ess Olga de Coude and her hus­band, Count Raoul de Coude while two peo­ple try to prey on them.

  • The Returned by Jason Mott – The novel asks sev­eral very inter­est­ing ques­tions: what would you do if loved ones came back from the dead? Are they your loved ones or are they “copies”? How would the world react? What would the world do with all the over pop­u­la­tion?

  • Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry – A fictional book set in Texas following famil­iar char­ac­ters from pre­vi­ous McMurtry Books.

  • The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara – The first book in a historical series about World War II, this one starts at the African campaign and ends before the invasion into France.

  • The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson – a fic­tional mystery/thriller tak­ing place in China. The book is the first of a new series.

  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Dark­est Jour­ney by Can­dice Mil­lard – A non-fiction book telling of the extra­or­di­nary expe­di­tion led by Cân­dido Mar­i­ano da Silva Ron­don and his co-commander, ex-President Theodore Roo­sevelt, down the unex­plored trib­u­taries of the Ama­zon in 1914.

  • Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner– At age 12 Thomas Walker to go out west and sell Samuel Colt’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary “Improved Revolv­ing Gun”. Not long after their trav­els start, Thomas’ father is killed by rob­bers, and the young orphan tries to make it back home with his few pos­ses­sions, includ­ing a wooden model of the gun, and no money, rely­ing on the kind­ness of strangers.

  • Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in 17th Cen­tury Spain based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora a poet, fighter and Domini­can priest who was thrust into the schem­ing court of King Philip IV. This book was the 2012 final­ist in the Inter­na­tional Book Awards for His­tor­i­cal Fiction.

  • Rock­ing the Wall: Bruce Spring­steen: The Berlin Con­cert that Changed the World by Eric Kirschbaum – A a well researched, inter­est­ing book about a fas­ci­nat­ing slice of his­tory. The author tries to say that Spring­steen had a part in the rev­o­lu­tion that took place later on to take down the Berlin Wall, whether he did or did not we’ll never know – but we’d like to think he might have.

  • Room by Emma Donoghue – A fictional award winning book with a disturbing premise.  The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”.  Ma and Old Nick have a son, Jack who is also lives in the room without being able to leave.

  • Roma by Steven Saylor – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book which attempts to tell 1,000 years of his­tory in 600 pages.

  • The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen – A fic­tional book set in Saudi Ara­bia, a char­ac­ter study of mar­riage in the midst of a cul­ture clash.

  • Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay – A fic­tional book which fol­lows the com­plex life of a Russ­ian prima bal­le­rina who defected to the US.

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  • Wanted: Gen­tle­man Bank Rob­ber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elu­sive Crim­i­nals by Dane Batty – A true-crime book about the crim­i­nal career of the man on top of the FBI’s most wanted.

  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow – This  marvelous Pulitzer winner book breaks the wooden image of Washington and brings out the character of the man we all learned about with all his charm and personality.

  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Taking place during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the owrk revolves around three families. The work is regarded as one of the most impor­tant works of world lit­er­a­ture .

  • The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny– A fic­tional book tak­ing place a decade after 9/11 when a multi-billionaire whose wife died in the Twin Towers opens a private security firm.

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen– A fictional boy-meets-girl story/boy-and-his-elephant set against turn of the century circus scene.

  • We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen – A spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the inhabitants of the small Danish coastal town Marstal. Jensen’s debut novel is hailed as an instant classic and rightfully so.

  • Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes – A fictional story which takes place examines the relationship between white masters and their concubines slaves. The story mostly takes place in the early 1850s at an Ohio vacation resort called Tawawa House

  • When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna – A non-fiction book about Grant’s infa­mous “Gen­eral Order No. 11”. Yes, this a non-fiction book – who would have thought?

  • Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti – The book tells about Lee’s influ­ence in mar­tial arts and pop cul­ture, as well as touch on how Lee intro­duce Chi­nese cul­ture to main­stream Amer­i­can and his influ­ence in that arena.

  • A Wilder­ness of Error : The Tri­als of Jef­frey Mac­Don­ald by Errol Mor­ris – A true-crime non-fiction book about the trial of Jef­frey Mac­Don­ald, for­mer Cap­tain in the Green Berets, a med­ical doc­tor, Prince­ton grad­u­ate, father and hus­band was con­victed of mur­der­ing his fam­ily in 1970.

  • Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in Den­mark dur­ing World War II. The book is well researched and an enthralling read.

  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher – A fun book with plenty of homages to both Star Wars fans and Shakespeare’s fans. A fast and easy read of a famil­iar story (with a few twists) and a wink and a nod.

  • William Shakespeare’s the Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher – The sec­ond install­ment where Mr. Doescher takes on the Star Was uni­verse through the words of the famous bard.

  • Wine to Water by Doc Hendley – A non-fiction mem­oir of the author start­ing the Wine to Water non-profit. The char­ity brings clean water to many parts of the world.

  • Wings: A Novel of World War II Fly­girls by Karl Friedrich – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about the Women Air­force Ser­vice Pilot or WASP, women pilots for the US Army during World War II.

  • Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw – A fic­tional book set in World War II. The book is a Dutch clas­sic orig­i­nally called Oor­logswin­ter.

  • The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers – A novel about Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern..

  • What Really Matters by Haim Shapira– This non-fiction book which asks many philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions and some­times even answers them.

  • Wolf Hunt by Armand Cabasson – A historical fiction mystery takeing place dur­ing the Napoleonic wars while the Aus­tri­ans and the French bat­tle over some small vil­lages by the Danube. The mys­tery takes sec­ond place to the author’s impres­sive research of the time, whether it would be bat­tle­field tac­tics or a Vien­nese ball.

  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – Published as a newspaper serial in 1859. In 1860 a collected edition of the chapters was published in book form.  Even though this is a Victorian novel, it is still gripping, engaging and a page turner

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – Dorothy and her companions journey to find what they always have.  Darker, more exciting and better than the movie.

  • The Wounded Giant by Michael O’Hanlon – A non-fiction eBook in which the author lays out his ideas for mil­i­tary bud­get cuts.

  • The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla – Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do any­thing to be with her again and on his birth­day he puts a bul­let in his head to accom­plish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he dis­cov­ers that find­ing a per­son among the mil­lions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.

  • World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters – Detec­tive Hank Palace leaves the com­fort­able nest he shared with his friends in New Eng­land, wait­ing for an aster­oid to hit Earth, to find his sis­ter Nico. Nico has joined a group of rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies who intend on free­ing sci­en­tists out of jail so they can save the world.

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