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WhoWhatWhy runs Larry Hancock’s essay on Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi hearing

WhoWhatWhy, the investigative reporting site led by Russ Baker, ran an essay by Larry Hancock on the futility of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi hearing. Hancock is the author of Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi.

 

October 23, 2015

Welcome to the Circus — Hillary and the Benghazi Committee

The underlying story of Benghazi is one that cannot and will not be talked about in any open session of Congress. This means that Thursday’s hearing featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was nothing but an exercise in futility.

It is the story of a covert CIA operation that was operating from a separate facility in the Benghazi compound that was simply known as the “Annex.” Some two dozen CIA case officers, analysts, translators and special staff were a part of this operation and its security was provided by CIA Global Response Staff (GRS), who had entered the country under diplomatic cover.

The CIA’s mission included arms interdiction — attempting to stop the flow of Soviet-era weapons to Central Africa — and very possibly the organization of Libyan arms shipments to vetted insurgent groups on the ground in Syria.

There is also evidence that the mission was working in concert with military personnel from the Joint Special Operations Group Trans-Sahara. At the time of the attack, an unarmed American surveillance drone was in flight over the territory east of Benghazi and Trans-Sahara military personnel were stationed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

In contrast, the State Department’s special diplomatic mission facility, classified as “temporary,” was minimally staffed with a rotating series of State Department officers sent to and from Tripoli.

US Ambassador Christopher Stevens had not been in Benghazi for a year. When he arrived for a short stay in September 2012, only a single diplomatic officer was present there, and that officer rotated back to Tripoli upon the ambassador’s arrival. Stevens was accompanied by a communications officer and a handful of Diplomatic Service Security staff. The security personnel provided protection for the ambassador during his travels and meetings in the city. His presence was intended to be extremely low key, but it was exposed in the local media shortly after his arrival.

FRUITLESS, MEANINGLESS, POINTLESS QUESTIONING

Asking Clinton to justify maintaining the State Department temporary mission in the face of a worsening security situation is fruitless, given its actual function as a clandestine national security mission cover.

Questioning Clinton about that role would be as meaningless as questioning senior CIA personnel about operational information. Such missions cannot be publicly acknowledged or discussed, and revealing anything about them is strictly prohibited.

The same national security laws constraining State Department and CIA personnel also prevent lawmakers, other than those on select intelligence committees, from being briefed on such missions. And even those privileged individuals could not raise related questions in public — or even in closed sessions that include committee members or staff without the appropriate clearances.

In addition, querying Clinton about her involvement in the immediate response to the attacks is also pointless. The Secretary of State has no legal or operational role in a military response to a diplomatic facility attack. Only National Command Authority (president/secretary of defense) can order a foreign military intervention. The State Department does have Foreign Emergency Support Teams (FEST), composed of personnel from multiple agencies and maintained on alert to respond to crisis. But the FEST teams have no military elements and are dispatched only in the aftermath of a crisis, when the security situation allows. Following an attack their role is damage assessment and recovery.

Earlier investigations have already documented that President Obama ordered a military response immediately upon word reaching Washington. They showed as well that the AFRICOM commander responded to that order right away, directing deployment of the closest military quick reaction units — units which were on station in Spain, training in Eastern Europe, or back in the United States.

There were no armed American aircraft or naval units close enough to respond during the attack, those assets were in operation in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the Horn of Africa in Somalia and Yemen.

MAINTAINING A COVERT PROFILE

As for the well-equipped paramilitary operatives at the CIA station, according to their own statements, they were initially held back by the CIA station chief — as they had been in other incidents. And the station chief was, in turn, acting under his directive to let local militia groups respond. That practice was intended to maintain the station’s covert profile. Unfortunately, it was not consistent with providing any real time defense for the State Department compound.

Given all of the above, it is clear why the hearing quickly turned into a game of “pin the tail on the donkey.” As Democrats have claimed all along — and some Republicans have recently admitted — the committee’s work is mostly about beating up a political adversary and not at all about advancing the security of American diplomats abroad.

Larry Hancock

LARRY HANCOCK is considered one of the top investigative researchers in the areas of intelligence and national security. He is the author of four books, including Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination, and coauthor of The Awful Grace of God, a study of religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Hancock’s books have received endorsements and praise from former House Select Committee on Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Oklahoma.

 

 

He is co-author, with Stuart Wexler, of:

Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.
Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars
The Awful Grace of God: Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy, and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

He is the author of:

Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi

Science and Spiritual Practices

Description

“I have personally adopted many of the practices Rupert describes in his book and experienced more love, joy, empathy, gratitude, and equanimity as a result. We are all indebted to Rupert, who has tirelessly brought us deep insights from both science and spirituality.” —Deepak Chopra

The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier. In this pioneering book, Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which many religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage: meditation, gratitude, connecting with nature, relating to plants, rituals, singing and chanting, and pilgrimage and holy places.

Sheldrake summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices, and suggests ways that readers can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the nonreligious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system.

This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive toward radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake compellingly argues that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension, we may find the strength to live more fulfilling lives.

About the Author

RUPERT SHELDRAKE, PhD, is a biologist and the author of more than eighty-five scientific papers and twelve books, including Science and Spiritual Practices. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. From 2005 to 2010, he was the director of the Perrott-Warrick Project, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California, and of Schumacher College in Devon.

Praise

Praise for Science and Spiritual Practices

1 of 100 Books We Love (Spirituality & Health)

“A simultaneously grounded and inspiring approach to appreciating the benefits of both science and religion.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With accessible suggestions, clear arguments, and an encouraging tone, Sheldrake makes a good case for reincorporating bygone spiritual habits.” Publishers Weekly

“Rupert Sheldrake once again acts as a bridge builder between science and spirituality . . . Psychological and scientific studies are cited to underpin his findings, and an engaging account of his own life path helps to create a very accessible and authentic tone for the reader . . . It’s a testimony to his courage and integrity that he continues to harness the horses of both science and spirituality to pull the chariot, and he drives his vehicle well.” —Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America

“For readers wishing to follow his path, Sheldrake offers advice on seven ways in which we can begin to appreciate the transcendent world of the Spirit . . . We learn how to connect with the more-than-human world of nature; to respect plants and explore the benefits of small orchards; to value rituals and experience pilgrimages; to enjoy the power of music through chanting. All these practices can deepen the meaning of our lives and open our minds to a universe flooded with consciousness.” —Church Times

“I have personally adopted many of the practices Rupert describes in his book and experienced more love, joy, empathy, gratitude, and equanimity as a result. We are all indebted to Rupert, who has tirelessly brought us deep insights from both science and spirituality.” —Deepak Chopra

“This is a refreshing and reflective work, a great contribution by a scholar whose intellectual life has been dedicated to showing connections among practice and polity, science and Spirit. His Science and Spiritual Practices reminds us clearly that everything is connected.” —Jeffrey Patnaude, author, teacher, priest

“I love this book! For its clarity, its first-person stories and applications, its science and experientially based facts, its timeliness, its humor, its blunt questions and challenges put to the guardians of die-hard scientific materialism, its breadth of topics and depth of insights historical, philosophical, religious, and spiritual. Few living scientists have the courage and the chops to ask the questions Rupert does, research them, and deliver answers in language all can understand. Be prepared as you read this book for an exciting and free-ranging ride, a sort of scientific pilgrimage journeying into spiritual practices and how they have benefited and can benefit humanity.” —Matthew Fox, author of A Way to God and founder of the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality

“Urgent, vital, gently devastating, and an exhilarating read. Buy it, read it, and give it to all your friends and all acolytes of scientism. Sheldrake will help us stay alive and be more alive. We all need his help.” —Charles Foster, Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and author of Being a Beast

“Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist, lamented, ‘The scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us.’ Today this ‘ghastly silence’ is experienced by millions, as modern life has become increasingly desiccated and disenchanted, drained of meaning and purpose through a materialistic view of life and consciousness. If you hunger for an increase in the juice and tang of your life, biologist Rupert Sheldrake’s Science and Spiritual Practices is a magnificent starting point. It is CPR for modernity’s starved and sagging spirit—and is therefore crucial for our survival.” —Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

“Rupert Sheldrake is not only a consummate scientist, but is a person alive to the spirit. I am personally grateful for the writing and publication of Science and Spiritual Practices, and not only endorse it wholeheartedly, but look forward to the support and depth it will bring to my own life.” —Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California

Praise for The Science Delusion (Published in the US as Science Set Free)

“Thirty years after his first heretical books, Sheldrake’s new one, Science Set Free, is a landmark achievement. No science writing has inspired me more.” —Deepak Chopra, San Francisco Chronicle

“Isn’t it nice to have some mystery back? Isn’t it nice to have doubts?” —Esquire

“Rupert Sheldrake shows very convincingly the way that time and again scientists refuse to look at anything outside a very limited set of possibilities. Sheldrake shows powerfully how some professional skeptics simply have no interest in looking into claims for anything outside of our current scientific understanding. A valuable and powerful message.” —Popular Science

“The author, a biologist, takes issue with the idea that science already understands the nature of reality – and in doing so, frees up the spirit of enquiry.” —The Times

“Rupert Sheldrake does science, humanity and the world at large a considerable favour.” —Colin Tudge, The Independent

“Sheldrake powerfully reminds us that science must be pursued with an open mind.” —Robert Jackson, former UK Minister for Science

“There is something rather odd about the current state of science. For Rupert Sheldrake, [it is] facing a ‘credibility crunch’ on many fronts. He presents this challenging argument by identifying ‘ten core beliefs that most scientists take for granted.’ He then interrogates each in turn by reformulating it, in the spirit of radical scepticism, as a question. This Socratic method of inquiry proves surprisingly illuminating. A serious mind-expanding book.” —James le Fanu, The Spectator

“Certainly we need to accept the limitations of much current dogma and keep our minds open as we reasonably can. Sheldrake may help us do so through this well-written, challenging and always interesting book.” —Crispin Tickell, Financial Times

“We must somehow find different, more realistic ways of understanding human beings – and indeed other animals – as the active wholes that they are, rather than pretending to see them as meaningless consignments of chemicals. Rupert Sheldrake, who has long called for this development, spells out this need forcibly in his new book. He shows how materialism has gradually hardened into a kind of anti-Christian principle, claiming authority to dictate theories and to veto inquiries on topics that don’t suit it, such as unorthodox medicine, let along religion. He shows just how unworkable the assumptions behind today’s fashionable habits have become. The ‘science delusion’ of his title is the current popular confidence in certain fixed assumptions – the exaltation of today’s science, not as the busy, constantly changing workshop that it actually is but as a final, infallible oracle preaching a crude kind of materialism… His insistence on the need to attend to possible wider ways of thinking is surely right.” —Mary Midgley, The Guardian

“A fascinating, humane and refreshing book that any layman can enjoy, in which he takes ten supposed scientific ‘laws’ and turns them, instead, into questions… Dr. Sheldrake wants to bring energy and excitement back into science… he has already done more than any other scientist alive to broaden the appeal of the discipline, and readers should get their teeth into the important and astounding book.” —Country Life

“For those of us who are suspicious of the claims of materialism it’s astonishing, and also heartening, to hear a scientist agree that it’s a hidebound ideology, dismiss the belief in determinism as a ‘delusion’ and call on the ‘high priests’ of science to abandon their ‘fantasy of omniscience’.” —Robert McLuhan, author of Randi’s Prize

Praise for The Sense of Being Stared At

“[Sheldrake’s] genius lies in his taking well-attested anecdotal phenomena like telepathy, the sense of being stared at and anticipating alarm calls, then puts them to the scientific test. In doing so his work not only extends – indeed stretches – the mind, it extends science in a new and creative direction.” ––David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review

“Sheldrake has given us a solid body of evidence that our minds extend beyond our brains and ‘our intentions stretch out into the world around us, and also extend into the future.’ We eagerly await the next installment in this scientist’s fascinating studies.” —Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

“You will certainly never take the miracle of the senses for granted again.” ––Dr. James Le Fanu, The Tablet

“Sheldrake uses many case studies, along with scientific theory, to support his research, and the result is, quite literally, mind-expanding.” ––The Good Book Guide

“Sheldrake offers another round of profound case studies as a bridge to documenting such rarely considered but common human phenomena as ‘telephone telepathy,’ lifesaving premonitions, and the phenomenon that gives this utterly compelling and gratifying book its title: the power of the gaze . . .” —Booklist

“Sheldrake offers another round of profound case studies as a bridge to documenting such rarely considered but common human phenomena as ‘telephone telepathy,’ lifesaving premonitions, and the phenomenon that gives this utterly compelling and gratifying book its title: the power of the gaze . . .” —Library Journal

The Sense of Being Stared At And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds belongs in new age, science and spirituality collections alike, and provides an updated edition sharing the author’s 25+ years of research into telepathy, the power of staring, remote viewing and precognition…From the social roots of telepathy to how our minds extend beyond our bodies, this is a fascinating survey highly recommended for a wide range of collections.” —California Book Watch

“Dr. Rupert Sheldrake continues to chart a new course in our understanding …The application of this understanding has the potential to heal our world.” ––Deepak Chopra, M.D., founder of the Chopra Center for Well-Being and coauthor of Super Brain

“Rupert Sheldrake’s The Sense of Being Stared At will change forever your concept of the nature of consciousness, not just in humans but in other creatures as well. It expands the reach of perception beyond the physical senses and beyond the constraints of space and time. What emerges is a new vision of human potential based not in fantasy but in cutting-edge science. This will prove to be one of the most important books of the 21st century.” —Larry Dossey, M.D., winner of the 2013 Visionary Award and author of One Mind

“Important, thought-provoking, and exciting. Sheldrake’s combination of good science with an open mind and his willingness to dig deeply where others fear to tread makes for a fascinating, un-put-downable read.” —Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Supernatural

Praise for Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home

“An open-minded inquiry into animals’ precognitive capabilities from Sheldrake (Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, 1995), attentive to the evidence and thoroughly investigative, conducted in the belief that science can be fun and rigorous, inquisitive as well as skeptical.Sheldrake is a pleasure not just because he roams way beyond the mechanistic theory of nature, but because he appreciates worthy new questions as well as answers, one such being the time-honored Why?” —Kirkus Reviews

“The book is enriched with stories from animal owners about their animals’ abilities, such as the cow who broke out of her pen and tracked down her newly sold calf miles away or German pigeons that always flew away half an hour before the Allied bombs fell. Whether or not the reader believes in the psychic abilities of animals, all will be fascinated by the weight of the evidence and by Sheldrake’s clear commentary. Extensive notes and a thorough bibliography round out what will be an extremely popular book.” —Booklist

“Sheldrake’s conclusions may cause you to be surprised, dismayed, or disbelieving, but you will never be bored. For millions of pet owners, Sheldrake’s book will affirm what they already know that animals have abilities that have been lost by modern humans. This book is highly recommended and will be in demand by readers of Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.” —Library Journal

“While there have been many books on pets’ psychic powers and on animals’ seemingly paranormal abilities, English biologist Sheldrake’s distinctive contribution is to set forth a theory that begins to make sense of this baffling realm. His study is filled with marvelous stories of missing pets finding their way home over unfamiliar terrain; of cats and dogs responding emotionally, sometimes at a great distance, to the suffering or death of their owners; of animals’ precognitive warnings of earthquakes, impending epileptic seizures, bombing attacks and other imminent dangers; of cats, dogs and parrots responding to the ring of the telephone whenever a particular person calls. Skeptics may scoff, yet the cumulative weight of evidence Sheldrake assembles is impressive, and an appendix outlines simple research projects animal lovers can conduct to test whether their pets have psychic powers. This pioneering study throws a floodlight on an area largely ignored by institutional science.” —Publishers Weekly

“Delightful . . . this book will turn our understanding of animals inside out” ––Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep

“Wonderful . . . splendid and thought-provoking” ––Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dog

Praise for Seven Experiments that Could Change the World

“A well-reasoned, accessible and provocative book. Illustrations.” ––Publishers Weekly

“In any generation, there are only a handful of people whose ideas contain the possibility of significantly altering the course of human history. Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is such a person. His ideas offer a real chance for humanity to regain its spiritual bearings. We have been blessed with a rare genius.” ––Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Space, Time and Medicine

Praise for The Rebirth of Nature

“A beautifully written, deeply felt, and sinuously argued challenge to many habits of thought.” ––Booklist

The Rebirth of Nature is a breakthrough book, beautifully written and spiritually oriented. It shows our intimate relationship with the universe—that we are a part of a breathing, living, thinking cosmos and that intelligence is a pervasive reality inseparably one with nature. This book will take everyone who reads it to new heights of understanding.”––Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Praise for The Presence of the Past

“Engaging, provocative … a tour de force” ––New Scientist

“One of the most profound and far-reaching books of modern scientific philosophy … eminently accessible to the general reader.” ––Fortean Times

Praises of A New Science of Life

“An inspiring read, with ever more to offer an awakening humanity.” ––Positive News

Savage Liberty

Description

The fifth installation of Eliot Pattison’s Bone Rattler series follows the exiled Scotsman Duncan McCallum to the stepping-stones of the American Revolution.

When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum’s life are shattered. Summoned by his new friend John Hancock to a beach awash with the bodies of the victims, Duncan discovers that the ship was deliberately sabotaged, apparently to cover the theft by French agents provocateurs of a secret document being carried to the Sons of Liberty. Hancock refuses to let him take his evidence to the authorities, for this is 1768 and relations with the government are so sour that officials are being hanged in effigy.

Fearing that the intrigues of Hancock and the Sons might set the colonies ablaze, Duncan relentlessly pursues the truth, only to be falsely charged with treason and murder. To escape the hangman’s noose and restore his honor, Duncan has no choice but to follow a northbound trail of violence and deception while being relentlessly hounded by bountymen and vengeful soldiers. With the help of unexpected new friends, including Ethan Allen, aged natives, and outlawed Jesuits, he survives scalp hunters, imprisonment, and his own spiritual crisis, only to realize he cannot resolve the terrible crimes until he first understands the emerging truths about freedom in the American colonies.

About the Author

ELIOT PATTISON is the author of The Skull Mantra, winner of an Edgar Award and finalist for the Gold Dagger, Water Touching StoneBone MountainBeautiful GhostsPrayer of the DragonBone RattlerThe Lord of DeathEye of the Raven and most recently Original Death. Pattison resides in rural Pennsylvania with his wife, three children, two horses, and two dogs on a colonial-era farm.

Praise

Praise for Savage Liberty

1 of 21 Crime Novels Set During Revolutions and Rebellions (CrimeReads)

“Pattison has few peers when it comes to integrating historical events into a complex but plausible whodunit plot.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“For those who enjoy politics, history, and hairbreadth escapes swirled together.” —Library Journal

“This fifth entry in Pattison’s Bone Rattler series advances McCallum’s personal life as it exhibits the seamless blend of fiction and history that distinguishes this fine series. A timely reminder, as well, of what liberty meant to our forebears.” —Booklist

“Prepare to be immersed in this story of early America . . . This is historical writing at its best, with plenty of action and suspense. It’s difficult to put down.” —Historical Novel Society

“A passionate and intelligent tale of the American revolutionary period and a decent murder mystery to boot. Savage Liberty is a page-turning thriller with a deeply researched and beautifully authentic backdrop. An absorbing story with memorable scenes and characters . . . A thoroughly entertaining read.” —Nudge Books

Praise for Bone Rattler

The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Pattison’s moving characters, intricate plot and masterful evocation of the time, including sensitive depictions of the effects of the European war on Native Americans, set this leagues beyond most historicals and augur well for future entries in this series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] sure winner.” —Booklist

“Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series (The Skull Mantra, etc.), Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding mystery set in colonial America. Scottish prisoner Duncan McCallum, indentured to the Ramsey Company, is troubled by a series of mysterious deaths on the ship carrying him to the New World. When McCallum’s close friend Adam Munroe and a professor who was to work as a tutor are added to the list of the dead, McCallum, who has extensive medical training, is enlisted by the captain to investigate. The shipboard mysteries remain unresolved when they arrive in New York, and McCallum’s quest for the truth leads him to perilous encounters on both sides of the French and Indian War. Pattison’s moving characters, intricate plot and masterful evocation of the time, including sensitive depictions of the effects of the European war on Native Americans, set this leagues beyond most historicals and augur well for future entries in this series.” —Publishers Weekly

“Dark, complex and compelling in mystery, historical, and spiritual considerations. ” —Eileen Charbonneau, Historical Novels Review

Praise for Eye of the Raven

“Few writers can combine history and mystery as well as Edgar-winner Pattison… Evocative language, tight plotting, and memorable characters make this a standout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The pleasures of Eliot Pattison’s books, and Eye of the Raven is another smashing example, are threefold: high adventure in perilous landscapes, a hero stubbornly seeking the truth, and the haunting mysteries of ancient cultures.” —Otto Penzler, editor of The Vampire Archives

“Throughout the novel Pattison superbly builds tension and explores a period of shifting and uncertain alliances and loyalties. A thoroughly gripping read.” —Margaret Barr, Historical Novel Society

“Pattison, acclaimed for previous novels such as the excellent The Skull Mantra and Bone Rattler, reveals the complex negotiations between the well-known British and French governments but also the Iroquois tribes regarding the land and resources in the Pennsylvania region. He wisely chooses not to create caricatures of any nationality, but instead shows the difficulties the wise leaders of each group have in maneuvering through the greed and baser instincts found everywhere.” —Bonnye Busbice Good, New Mystery Reader

Praise for Original Death

“If this were a movie, we’d marvel at the set decoration that splendidly evokes the period. The excellent prose narrative goes right to the matter in question, the state of the (pre-Colonial) human heart.” —Chicago Tribune

Original Death sweeps the reader along on a compelling and suspenseful hero’s journey in which the realms of the spirit world of the Iroquois mingle with the harsh world of the colonial era frontier and the military ambitions of the French and English colonial powers. Pattison’s riveting storytelling and intriguing plot kept me entranced from the first page. His understanding of the complexities of the era and the frontier make his portrayal of Duncan’s and Conawago’s quest a multi-layered and complex read, one to savor. It fascinates and comes very highly recommended.” —Historical Novel Society

“Edgar-winner Pattison combines action, period details, and a whodunit with ease in his impressive third mystery set in Colonial America. The French and Indian War is in its sixth year in 1760, and the American wilderness is full of armed men lusting to soak the land in blood for the sake of distant kings… The quest gets off to an ominous start with McCallum’s discovery of a dead soldier tied to a wheel at the bottom of a lake. As the bodies pile up, Pattison pays tribute to the conventions of the murder mystery without sacrificing excitement or a nuanced look at the final stage of the war between the British and the French for control of North America.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Pattison twists a skein of plotlines and weaves Indian mysticism into a time-capsule portrait of America at a crossroads: a time of endings for some and the beginning of a revolution played out by cruel, compelling, and sometimes powerful people with warring visions. Themes of disillusionment and a vanishing way of life make this series in some ways similar to Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, though Pattison adds an element of psychological suspense comparable to Jean Zimmerman’s The Orphanmaster (2012) and a degree of human complexity that suggests Sarah Donati’s Wilderness novels.” —Booklist (starred review)

“This is the kind of historical fiction that makes for breathtaking reading. Pattison has done an admirable job of researching a little known incident in the history of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania where the Moravians had several missions and transferred that story to upstate New York. In doing so he turned that historical incident into both a thrilling entertainment and a modern day look at the intolerance and brutality of the military. One cannot help but draw parallels to the violence of US military perpetrated against Islamic civilians whether aggressive and intentional or accidental victims of ‘friendly fire’ in Afghanistan and Iraq.” —Pretty Sinister Books

“As strong as the plot is, it is the elegantly crafted prose, almost lyrical in the way it weaves the story, that will draw readers in. Original Death is exciting and suspenseful, often mystical and frequently cruel and violent, but always true to the characters. One of the best books of the year.” —Mysterious Reviews

Praise for Blood of the Oak

“In 1765, the French and Indian War is over, but the American colonies are not at peace, as shown in Edgar-winner Pattison’s superior fourth mystery featuring Scottish ex-pat Duncan McCallum (after 2013’s Original Death)… Pattison does a brilliant job of showing how political events at this time paved the way for the start of the Revolutionary War.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The fourth in Pattison’s Bone Rattler series combines well-drawn fictional and historical personages in a vivid portrayal of a pivotal year in American history. Historical mystery as its best.” —Booklist (starred review)

“The fourth installment in Pattison’s Bone Rattler series is another complexly plotted historical mystery written in a baroque style highly suggestive of the period and unblinking in its portrayal of American history’s dark lessons.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series, this stand-alone novel is fast-paced with loads of action and suspense. Duncan McCallum and the supporting cast are well-formed and credible for the time period, and they provide an excellent backdrop to this exciting era of American history. Well-researched, the novel presents aspects of the early colonial experience that are little discussed outside the Northeast. I highly recommend this novel and look forward to future books from this author.” —Historical Novel Society

“Eliot Pattison’s novels have a way of waking the reader up to the grim realities of what really went on during Colonial American times, both the heroic and the barbaric… [This] is another masterpiece of America historic fiction and a really bone-rattling mystery thriller.” —Mystery Maven

“Pattison’s deep strength is in his gift of in-life autopsy of the human mind and soul. He lines up, chapter upon chapter, the forces that Duncan must face in a new way — or lose himself in the process. So, this one’s a little less of a clue-based mystery, but instead a powerful book of transition: for Duncan, from naive to knowing; for his friends, from tribal loyalty to spiritual search; and for the settlers and their gatherings, from ruled colonies to something that dares to whisper: Independence. There must be a sequel already in the works; I’m looking forward to watching Pattison carry this striking and passionate narrative into the explosions that will forge the American Revolution — and Duncan McCallum’s fate.” —Kingdom Books

Blood of the Oak makes an excellent conclusion to an intriguing, thought provoking, action-packed, and very violent series.” —Bookloons

Killing King

Description

Published in time for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Killing King uncovers previously unknown FBI files and sources, as well as new forensics to convincingly make the case that King was assassinated by a long-simmering conspiracy orchestrated by the racial terrorists who were responsible for the Mississippi Burning murders.

This explosive book details the long-simmering effort by a group of the nation’s most violent racial terrorists to kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Killing King convincingly makes the case that while James Earl Ray was part of the assassination plot to kill King, the preponderance of evidence also demonstrates a clear and well-orchestrated conspiracy.

Thoroughly researched and impeccably documented, the book reveals a network of racist militants led by Sam Bowers, head of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi, who were dedicated to the cause of killing King. The White Knights were formed in the cauldron of anti-integrationist resistance that was Mississippi in the early 1960s and were responsible for more than three hundred separate acts of violence, including the infamous Mississippi Burning murders. The authors have located previously unknown FBI files and sources that detail a White Knight bounty offer, information from an individual who carried money for the assassination, and forensics information regarding unmatched fingerprints and an audio recording of an admission that a key suspect obtained a weapon to be used in killing King.

For years, Americans have debated issues with this crime. With Killing King, we are ever closer to an accurate understanding of how and why Dr. King was killed.

About the Author

STUART WEXLER has long been considered one of the top investigative researchers in domestic terrorism and radical religious activities. His books include Awful Grace of God and America’s Secret Jihad. His groundbreaking work on forensics and historical crimes has been featured on NBC News and in the Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, USA Today, and The Clarion-Ledger. He now lives and teaches in New Jersey, where he won the prestigious James Madison Teachers’ Fellowship in 2010.

LARRY HANCOCK is considered one of the top investigative researchers in the areas of intelligence and national security. He is the author of four books, including Shadow Warfare and Surprise Attack. Hancock’s books have received endorsements and praise from former House Select Committee on Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Oklahoma.

Praise

Praise for Killing King

“This book provides an eye-opening, well-researched new perspective on King’s murder.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fascinating and disturbing look at complexities underlying a shameful historical epoch.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In this intricately woven, impressively researched, and painstakingly delineated analysis, investigative researchers Wexler and Hancock place King’s assassination and its investigation by a sometimes woefully inept FBI within the racial and cultural mores of the time. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, this elaborately documented examination of one of the defining crimes of the twentieth century brings new light to a dark period in the nation’s history.” —Booklist

Praise for The Awful Grace of God

“A timely study.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A step in the [right] direction of a better understanding of a national tragedy.” —Booklist

Praise for America’s Secret Jihad

“[Wexler] convincingly makes the case that America has been victimized by significant domestic terrorism for over half a century… He links atrocities familiar (the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995) and less so (attacks on synagogues in the South during the 1950s) to paint a disturbing picture with practical implications for the War on Terror… Wexler’s deliberate and critical review of the evidence is also likely to prompt reconsideration of the possibility of wider conspiracies behind Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the Atlanta child murders of 1979–1981.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An impassioned investigative report tracing a deeply religious theme to the spate of civil rights violence from the 1950s until today. With urgency and zeal… Wexler carefully differentiates the religiously motivated extremists from the merely white supremacists… [A] compelling study.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[T]his book is a fascinating attempt to see beyond conventional narratives and reveal an overlooked facet of religious terrorism.” —Library Journal

“Stuart Wexler has done a wonderful service to those ignorant of the fact that Islamic fundamentalism does not own the copyright on terrorism. By shining light on religious terrorism in the U.S., Wexler shows us that human nature is capable of the most vile acts when ignorance and extremism is allowed to flourish.” —Tigre Hill, director of The Shame of a City

“Stuart Wexler’s brilliant new book is a major contribution to recent American history. On one level he provides the first coherent overview of a dangerous white anti-Semitic insurrectionary movement in the last half of the 1900s. He shows for example how this movement’s sizable bounty offer is probably a key to the assassination of Martin Luther King. Just as importantly, Wexler analyzes the FBI’s dilemmas in breaking this movement, between acting too soon (and failing to assemble a winnable case) and acting too late (allowing a crime to occur). A similar dilemma arises from the FBI’s reliance on informants, protection of whom has encouraged a distorted prosecution of movement terrorists as loners. Wexler’s analysis throws important new light on the Birmingham Church bombing of 1963, the King assassination, and the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Both the research in this book (much of it his own) and Wexler’s insightful interpretations set a new standard for future scholars in this important field.” —Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy

Surprise Attack

Description

Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States’ responses, both in preparedness – and most importantly – the effectiveness of our military and national command authority.

Contrary to common claims, the historical record now shows that warnings, often very solid warnings, have preceded almost all such attacks, both domestic and international. Intelligence practices developed early in the Cold War, along with intelligence collection techniques have consistently produced accurate warnings for our national security decision makers. Surprise Attack traces the evolution and application of those practices and explores why such warnings have often failed to either interdict or intercept actual attacks.

Going beyond warnings, Surprise Attack explores the real world performance of the nation’s military and civilian command and control history – exposing disconnects in the chain of command, failures of command and control and fundamental performance issues with national command authority.

America has faced an ongoing series of threats, from the attacks on Hawaii and the Philippines in 1941, through the crises and confrontations of the Cold War, global attacks on American personnel and facilities to the contemporary violence of jihadi terrorism. With a detailed study of those threats, the attacks related to them, and America’s response, a picture of what works – and what doesn’t – emerges. The attacks have been tragic and we see the defensive preparations and response often ineffective. Yet lessons can be learned from the experience; Surprise Attack represents a comprehensive effort to identify and document those lessons.

About the Author

LARRY HANCOCK is considered one of the top investigative researchers in the areas of intelligence and national security. He is the author of four books, including Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination, and coauthor of The Awful Grace of God, a study of religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Hancock’s books have received endorsements and praise from former House Select Committee of Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Oklahoma.

Praise

“In clear and detailed writing, the author focuses on the widespread American command and control networks that examine strategic/national and tactical/local intelligence… An important topic for everyone to comprehend, as the threat of a new attack is constant, both from home-grown extremists as well as foreign groups.” —Library Journal Starred Review

“A valuable examination of U.S. national security crises past and present… A timely, pertinent study emphasizing the fact that when it comes to military or terrorist attacks, ‘there are always be warnings.’” —Kirkus

“Ample warnings preceded Pearl Harbor and every subsequent attack on U.S. soil and U.S. forces, writes Hancock, a veteran national security journalist… He is not shy about suggesting improvements, but admits that since American leaders may never get their act together, more surprises are likely in store.” —Publishers Weekly 

Shadow Warfare

Description

Contrary to their contemporary image, deniable covert operations are not something new. Such activities have been ordered by every president and every administration since World War II. Clandestine operations have often relied on surrogates, with American personnel involved only at a distance, insulated by layers of deniability.

Shadow Warfare traces the evolution of these covert operations, detailing the tactics and tools used from the Truman era through those of the Obama administration. It also explores the personalities and careers of many of the most noted shadow warriors of the past sixty years, tracing the decades-long relationship between the CIA and the military.

Shadow Warfare offers a balanced, non-polemic exploration of American concealed warfare, detailing its patterns, consequences, and collateral damage, and presenting its successes as well as its failures. Hancock and Wexler explore why every president, from Franklin Roosevelt on, felt compelled to turn to secret, deniable military action. It also delves into the political dynamic of the president’s relationship with Congress, and the fact that despite decades of warfare, Congress has chosen not to exercise its responsibility to declare a single state of war—even for extended and highly visible combat.

About the Author

LARRY HANCOCK is considered one of the top investigative researchers in the areas of intelligence and national security. He is the author of four books, including Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination, and coauthor of The Awful Grace of God, a study of religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Hancock’s books have received endorsements and praise from former House Select Committee of Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Oklahoma.

STUART WEXLER is coauthor of The Awful Grace of God. His work has been featured in the The Boston Globe, USA Today, and on NBC News. Wexler’s work on forensics and historical crimes helped win him a national award from the American Statistical Association in 2008. He lives in New Jersey.

Praise

“[A] comprehensive, well-researched, and up-to-date analysis of U.S. shadow warfare.” —Publishers Weekly

The Bones of the Earth

Description

In this graceful collection, Howard Mansfield looks anew at the New England region he’s called home for over twenty years. He studies the beautiful stonework of granite bridges with a local expert; contemplates the deserted second and third storeys of the old mercantile buildings that populate New England’s towns and cities; and considers the cemeteries and roadside shrines that punctuate the landscape. Each exploratory adventure is written with Mansfield’s typical wit and passion in prose so smooth that the deeper questions he raises appear with startling poignancy. How do our local landmarks narrate the past? What is history? Should we-can we-preserve its artifacts for the future? A kind of elegy for the built environment and dying customs of New England life, these essays will challenge anyone’s notions of home, history, and the future that jeopardizes both.

About the Author

HOWARD MANSFIELD is the author of numerous books, including Skylark, Cosmopolis, and In the Memory House, praised as “wise and beautiful” by the New York Times Book Review. His essays and articles on history and architecture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Doubletake, Orion, and Newsday, among others. He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with his wife, writer Sy Montgomery.

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Praise

“Several essays in The Bones of the Earth… belong in an anthology as prose models illustrating the technique of proceeding from the particular to the universal. Textbook publishers, take note.” —World Literature Today

“In witty essays that recall both Thoreau’s Walden and Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, Mansfield ruminates on American history by unpacking our connection to the landscape.” —Utne Magazine

“[C]onnoisseurs of seeing the world in an oyster, or even a small state, will savor Mansfield’s style.” —Booklist

“Howard Mansfield has never written an uninteresting or dull sentence. All of his books are emotionally and intellectually nourishing. He is something like a cultural psychologist along with being a first-class cultural historian. He is humane, witty, bright-minded, and rigorously intelligent.” —Guy Davenport, author of The Death of Picasso

 

Stuart Wexler

STUART WEXLER has long been considered one of the top investigative researchers in domestic terrorism and radical religious activities. His books include The Awful Grace of God and America’s Secret Jihad. His groundbreaking work on forensics and historical crimes has been featured on NBC News and in The Boston GlobeNewsweek, The Daily Beast, USA Today, and The Clarion-Ledger. He now lives and teaches in New Jersey, where he won the prestigious James Madison Teaching Fellowship in 2010.

 

 

 

He is co-author, with Larry Hancock, of:

Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr.
Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars
The Awful Grace of God: Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy, and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

He is the author of:

America’s Secret Jihad: The Hidden History of Religious Terrorism in the United States


Howard Mansfield

HOWARD MANSFIELD is the author of numerous books, including Skylark, Cosmopolis, and In the Memory House, praised as “wise and beautiful” by The New York Times Book Review. His essays and articles on history and architecture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Doubletake, Orion, and Newsday, among others. He lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with his wife, writer Sy Montgomery.

He is the author of:

The Bones of the Earth

The Awful Grace of God

Description

The Awful Grace of God chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nation’s most violent right-wing extremists. Impeccably researched and thoroughly documented, this examines figures like Sam Bowers, head of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi, responsible for more than three hundred separate acts of violence in Mississippi alone; J.B. Stoner, who ran an organization that the California attorney general said was “more active and dangerous than any other ultra-right organization;” and Reverend Wesley Swift, a religious demagogue who inspired two generations of violent extremists.

United in a holy cause to kill King, this network of racist militants were the likely culprits behind James Earl Ray and King’s assassination in Memphis on April 4th, 1968.

King would be their ultimate prize—a symbolic figure whose assassination could foment an apocalypse that would usher in their Kingdom of God, a racially “pure” white world.

Hancock and Wexler have sifted through thousands of pages of declassified and never-before-released law enforcement files on the King murder, conducted dozens of interviews with figures of the period, and re-examined information from several recent cold case investigations. Their study reveals a terrorist network never before described in contemporary history. They have unearthed data that was unavailable to congressional investigators and used new data-mining techniques to extend the investigation begun by the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

The Awful Grace of God offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of the King assassination and presents a roadmap for future investigation.

About the Author

STUART WEXLER was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Tulane University with a degree in history. He now lives and teaches high school in New Jersey, where he won the prestigious James Madison Teachers’ Fellowship in 2010.

LARRY HANCOCK was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a triple major in anthropology, history, and education. He has worked on a variety of historical research projects, including November Patriots and Someone Would Have Talked. He lives in Oklahoma.

Praise

“A timely study.” —Kirkus

“A step in the [right] direction of a better understanding of a national tragedy.” —Booklist

Authors

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Abbey, Edward
Ackerman, Kenneth 
Agee, Joel
Ah-Tye, Aileen
Aitken, Robert
Allardice, Kevin
Allen, Arthur
Allison, Robert
Altschul, Andrew F.
Antinoff, Steve
Arnold, Daniel
Aronson, Ronald
Aston, Felicity
Atik, Anne
Austin, Mary Hunter
Axcell, Claudia; Kath, Vikki; and Cooke, Diana

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Babitz, Eve
Baggini, Julian

Baghramian, Maria
Bahrami, Beebe
Bailey, Liberty Hyde
Baisao
Ball, Gordon
Ballard, J. G.
Barr, Norah K.
Bart, Aubrey
Barth, John
Barthelme, Donald
Barthelme, Frederick
Batchelor, Stephen
Bate, W. Jackson
Bates, Judy Fong
Baum, L. Frank
Bender, Karen E.
Benton, William
Bergen, David
Berger, John
Berkowitz, Eric
Berriault, Gina
Berry, Wendell
Berry, Thomas
Bialosky, Jill
Biespiel, David
Bigelow, Helen Park
Biggers, Jeff
Bissell, Beryl
Blackwood, Caroline
Bloom, Lisa
Blount Jr., Roy
Blum, Arlene
Blumenthal, W. Michael
Bly, Robert
Bodsworth, Fred
Bolles, Edmund Blair
Bottoms, Greg
Boudinot, Ryan
Boulter, Michael
Bourke, Angela
Bourke, Joanna
Boyce, James
Boyd, Blanche McCrary
Bozai, Agota
Bragg, Melvyn
Braverman, Arthur
Breckon, Ian
Brennan, Maeve
Brennan, Summer
Brett, Lily
Bridge, Raymond
Bringhurst, Robert
Broch, Hermann
Brody, Leslie
Brook, Peter
Brooks, Colette
Brooks, Kim
Brottman, Mikita
Brown, James
Brown, Nic
Brownrigg, Sylvia
Budman, Mark
Bullard, Robert D.
Bullen, Daniel
Burns, Edward
Buzzell, Linda, and Chalquist, Craig

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Cardenal, Ernesto
Carey, Richard Adams
Carle, David
Carpenter, Don
Carrier, Scott
Carroll, John
Carter, Erika
Carter, Steven
Castronovo, David
Chadwick, Douglas
Challenger, Melanie
Chidgey, Catherine
Christensen, Thomas
Christopher, Nicholas
Clayton, Ewan
Cobain, Ian
Coen, Bob
Cohen, Esther
Cohen, Josh
Cohen, Nancy L.
Cole-Adams, Kate
Colegate, Isabel
Coleman, Nick
Conaway, James
Condran, Jeffrey
Confucius
Conlin, Jonathan
Connell, Evan S.
Covington, Dennis
Cox, Trevor
Coyote, Peter
Craig, Mary
Creasy, Rosalind
Crews, Frederick
Cuskelly, Maryrose

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Daly, Erin Marie
Daly, Linda
Daniel, John

Davenport, Guy
Davis, Matthew
de Angulo, Jaime
De Bruhl, Marshall
Dee, Tim
DeBlieu, Jan
Di Cintio, Marcello
Deón, Natasha
Dessaix, Robert
DeWitt, Dave
Dilworth, Thomas
Dogen, Eihei
Donovan, Gerard
Dovlatov, Sergei
Downing, Michael
Duncan, David James
Dunlap, Susan

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Ebenkamp, Paul
Egerton, Owen
Ehrenreich, Ben
Eisler, Benita
Engel, Mary Potter
English, Charlie
Evans, Henry

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Fairhall, David
Falconer, Delia
Fallon, Michael
Farnsworth, Elizabeth
Feld, Ross
Ferguson, Andy
Ferguson, Gary
Feuer, Alan
Fiedler, Leslie
Finch, Robert
Finigan, Robert
Fisher, David E.
Fisher, M.F.K.
FitzGerald, Michael A.
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Florey, Kitty Burns
Flynn, Laura M.
Fortun, Michael
Fox, William L.
Frame, Janet
Frame, Ronald
Francis, David
Francis, Gavin
Frangello, Gina
Frank, Thaisa
Fraser, Evan D.
Fraser, Joelle
Freed, Lynn
Friedmann, Patty
Fussell, Betty
Fusselman, Amy

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Gander, Forrest
Gardiner, John Rolfe
Gardner, John
García, Cristina
Gaspar, Frank X.
Geddes, Gary
Geni, Abby
Gibb, Lorna
Gilmour, David
Ginna, Robert Emmett
Gioia, Dominique
Giono, Jean
Girling, Richard
Gitlin, Todd
Glassgold, Peter
Glendinning, Victoria
Goldberg, Tod
Goldner, Beth
Goldstein, Jonathan
Goldstone, Patricia
Gonnerman, Mark
Goto, Meisei
Gould, Terry
Grace, Arthur
Gray, Charlotte
Greene, Granville
Greene, Lucie
Greenwald, Jeff
Griffin, Susan
Griffiths, Jay
Grudin, Robert

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Haenel, Yannick
Hall, Sands
Hamburger, Philip
Hamilton, Lisa M.
Hammett, Dashiell
Hancock, Larry
Hansen, Tom
Harrison, Jamie
Hart, John
Hartshorn, Peter
Hass, Robert
Hauser, Thomas
Hawkes, David
Haxton, Brooks
Hay, Elizabeth
Helferich, Gerard
Hemmi, Yo
Hersh, Burton
Herzinger, Kim
Hester, Colin
Hill, A.W.
Hill, Geoffrey
Hinton, David
Hirsch, Alan
Hjortsberg, William
Hobhouse, Henry
Hodgson, John
Holbert, Bruce
Holland, Noy
Hollis, Edward
Holroyd, Michael
Honig, Lucy
Hooper, Judith
Hooper, Meredith
Horack, Skip
Hugo-Bader, Jacek
Hummel, Maria
Hunt, Terry

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Ivey, Bill

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Jablonski, Noria
Jackson, Wes
Jacobs, Michael
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Johnson, Dana
Johnson, Shelton
Jones, Louis B.
Jordan, Teresa
Journey, Anna

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Kadare, Ismail
Kals, W.S., and Soles, Clyde
Kauffman, Rebecca
Kaufman, Michael
Kawabata, Yasunari

Kawakami, Hiromi
Hirsch, Alan
Keeler, Greg
Keller, William W.
Kells, Stuart
Keys, Bobby
Kinder, R. M.
Kinnell, Galway
Kirschenmann, Fred
Klein, Rachel
Kline, David
Knapp, Caroline
Kneale, Matthew
Koch, Stephen
Kohnstamm, Thomas
Kurumatani, Choukitsu

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Lacouture, Jean
Lambert, Craig
Lamott, Anne
Lancelotta, Victoria
Lappin, Elena
Larsen, Eric
Laskar, Devi S.
Leader, Darian
Leavitt, David
Lebling, Robert
Lenney, Dinah
Leonard, Peter
Lesser, Wendy
Lewis, Peter
Linney, Romulus
Lipo, Carl
Livers, Paulette
Logan, Alton with Falbaum, Berl
Lord, Nancy
Loren, B.K.
Lourie, Bruce

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MacDonald, D.R.
MacIntyre, Linden
MacLean, Harry N.
MacLean, John N.
Maggio, Theresa
Mailhot, Terese
Maitland, Sara
Maloy, Kate
Malusa, Jim
Mander, Jerry
Mansfield, Howard
Markson, David
Marquart, Debra
Martinson, Deborah
Maso, Carole
Matsuura, Thersa
Matthiessen, Peter
May, Molly Caro
McCarthy, Tom
McClanahan, Ed
McClatchy, J.D.

McCollom, James
McEnroe, Kevin
McGlynn, David
McGoogan, Ken
McNally, Dennis
McNally, John
McPhee, Jenny
McWilliams, James
Melman, Peter C
Menzel, Peter
Merton, Thomas
Merwin, W. S.
Mewshaw, Michael
Michaels, Anne
Middlebrook, Diane
Millet, Lydia
Mira y Lopez, Thomas
Mitchell, John H.
Mitchell, Mark
Miura, Tetsuo
Moore, Kathleen Dean
Morgan, Bill
Moss, Sarah
Murch, Walter
Murgia, Michela
Murphy, Bernadette
Murphy, Susan
Muscatine, Doris

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Naess, Arne
Neely, Nick 
Nelson, Jessica Hendry
Newton, Tim
Nightingale, Steven
Nixon, Cornelia
Nova, Craig

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Oakes, Kaya
O’Brien, Geoffrey
O’Donnell, Helen
O’Keeffe, Paul
Ollestad, Norman
Olsen, Lance
O’Reilly, Terry

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Padel, Ruth
Painter, Nell
Pallis, Marco
Palmer, Chris
Pancake, Ann
Patterson, Victoria
Pattison, Eliot
Paul, Jasmine
Pauvert, Olivier
Pavelich, Matt
Pears, Tim
Pelisek, Christine
Perks, Micah
Petersen, Todd Robert
Pevear, Richard
Phillips, Scott
Pine, Red
Pitt, Leonard
Pohrt, Tom
Poole, W. Scott
Porter, Bill
Potluri, Annapurna
Powell, Allison M.
Power, Nani
Pritchett, Laura
Pyle, Robert Michael
Pyne, Daniel

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Raeff, Anne
Raine, Kathleen

Rakow, Mary

Rawle, Graham
Reardon, Joan
Reardon, Lisa
Redel, Victoria
Redford, Jan
Reece, Erik
Reed, Timmy
Reich, Tova
Reid, Robert Leonard
Reynolds, Barbara
Richter, Stacey
Ricketts, Angela
Robison, Mary
Rock, Peter
Rolin, Olivier
Rooney, Kathleen
Roorbach, Bill
Rorem, Ned
Rosen, Michael
Rosenberg, David
Rosner, Elizabeth
Ross, Lillian
Roszak, Theodore
Rough, Bonnie J.
Rowell, Galen
Royes, Pamela

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Sackville, Amy
Salter, James
Samuels, David
Sanders, Barry
Sarkar, Saral
Savoy, Lauret
Sayre, Nora
Schaller, George B.
Scheeres, Julia
Schelling, Andrew
Schwartz, Lynne S.
Schwartz, Ros
Scroggins, Mark
Seligman, Craig
Selvin, Joel
Selzer, Richard
Sexton, Jared Yates
Sexton, Linda G.
Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
Shah-Kazemi, Reza
Shearer, Cynthia
Sheck, Laurie
Sheehan, Daniel
Sheldrake, Rupert
Sherman, Joe
Sherman, Susan
Shirk, Adrian
Shister, Neil
Shriver, Lionel
Shuker, Carl
Siegel, Robert Anthony
Sifry, Micah L.
Silber, Joan
Singular, Stephen and Joyce
Sjoholm, Barbara
Sledge, Michael
Smith, Graeme
Smith, Janna M.
Smith, Page
Smith, Rick
Snidow, Neal
Snyder, Gary
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
Sonnenberg, Ben
Spiller, Nancy
Spurling, Hilary
Srodes, James
Standridge, Dana
Stanford, Peter
Steele, Jonathan
Steele, Pamela
Stegner, Page
Stegner, Wallace
Steinbeck, Thomas
Steiner, Robert
Stirling, Isabel
Strom, Dao
Stuckey, Priscilla
Sucher, Dorothy
Svoboda, Therese
Szczeklik, Andrzej

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Tamm, Eric E.
Tanenbaum, Leora
Taylor, Timothy
Teran, Boston
Thompson, Jerry
Thoreau, Henry D.
Thyre, Sarah
Tilin, Andrew
Todd, Janet
Toews, Miriam
Towler, Katherine
Troy, Judy
Trueblood, Valerie
Turney, Chris

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Urquhart, Thomas
Urrutia, Benjamin

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Van Horne, Janice
Vandenburgh, Jane
Verdon, John
Vidal, Gore
Von der Lippe, Angela
Vonnegut, Laureen

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Waddell, Norman
Waldron, Lamar
Walker, Casey
Wallace, David Rains
Walsh, Robb
Warner, Sylvia Townsend
Waterman, Laura
Weiss, Andrea
Weschler, Lawrence
West, John
Westbury, Chris F.
Wexler, Stuart
Winters, John J. 
Wise, Sarah
White, Courtney
Wilkins, Joe
Willis, Wendy
Wilson, Rebecca
Wilson, Robert
Winik, Marion
Winter, Kathleen
Wirzba, Norman
Woiwode, Larry
Wollheim, Richard
Woolfson, Esther

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Yoshimoto, Banana
Yoshizawa, Katsuhiro

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Zemeckis, Leslie
Zenji, Hakuin
Zimmerman, Anne