• 5 Must-Read Novels About PTSD

    5 Must-Read Novels About PTSD0

    Once known as “shell shock” and “combat neurosis”, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) afflicts 3.5 percent of American adults and develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic situation such as warfare. These 5 must-read novels explore PTSD through fiction. 1. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson “For the past five years,

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  • 10 Books About The Vietnam War

    10 Books About The Vietnam War0

    The Vietnam War occurred between 1955 and 1975 and killed almost 4 million people including 58,220 U.S. service members. These 10 nonfiction and fiction books about the Vietnam War define the conflict and explore the lives of those who were impacted by it. 1. Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster “McMaster’s only book, Dereliction of

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  • It’s A Madhouse: A Writer’s Approach To Character Development

    It’s A Madhouse: A Writer’s Approach To Character Development0

    I may create the characters in my novels, but they’re not fully under my command. They have an autonomy I find surprising, and more than a little vexing at times. My newest novel, In the Weeds, is a dark comedy about an Air Force pilot in Vietnam who returns to the US a changed man.

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  • Weed Reads: 10 Excellent Pot-Related Books

    Weed Reads: 10 Excellent Pot-Related Books0

    Enjoy high times with these 10 cannabis-related books. Even if you have never smoked a joint, you will still want to read these excellent marijuana-related books. 1. Marijuana Flyboys by K. Hawkeye Gross “This is the last volume in the trilogy of K. Hawkeye Gross’ 11-year career as a marijuana smuggler. In Reefer Warrior, he

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  • 10 Best Absurdist Novels

    10 Best Absurdist Novels0

    Satirical, darkly funny, nihilistic: If you are questioning the meaning of life, then you will want to put all 10 of these absurdist novels on your TBR list. 1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole “An American comic masterpiece.” 2. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore “Take a wonderfully crazed

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  • A Pilot’s List: 10 Must-Read Aviation Books

    A Pilot’s List: 10 Must-Read Aviation Books1

    Whether or not you have a pilot’s license, if you love flying, then you will love these 10 must-read aviation books. 1. The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh “The classic, bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight.” 2. Old Soggy No. 1 by Slats Rodgers “This is the true

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