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June 15, 2017

The Many Lives of Catwoman turns the superhero genre upside down by showing the perspective of not only a villain, but a female villain navigating the male-dominated worlds of Gotham City and comic books »

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Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane and Wonder Woman UnboundWith the recent announcement of Batman and Catwoman’s possible engagement in the comics, the astonishing success of Wonder Woman at the box office, and the outpouring of remembrances upon the death of Adam West, the beloved star who played Batman in the 1960s, there’s no denying that characters …

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June 8, 2017

Whiskey Business author Tom Acitelli shared the spirited story of how small-batch distillers are transforming American spirits »

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Tom Acitelli

The return of warm weather means backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and porch-drinking your favorite wine, beer and spirits with friends and family. Just in time for summer, Chicago Review Press’s forthcoming book Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spir

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May 30, 2017

The General’s Niece author Paige Bowers talks about Geneviève de Gaulle, French resistance fighter, Ravensbrück concentration camp survivor and life-long humanitarian activist »

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paigeheadshotFrench resistance fighter, Ravensbrück concentration camp survivor and life-long humanitarian activist, Geneviève de Gaulle was a symbol of strength and an inspiration during an era of unthinkable inhumanity to man. Today, her uncle Charles’s name remains inseparable from World War II and Cold W…

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May 9, 2017

Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi talks about Ugly Prey: An Innocent Women and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago »

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Author Emilie LeBeau. Oak Park, Illinois.Everyone who has seen the popular musical-turned-movie Chicago knows about the beautiful women arrested for murdering their lovers during the Jazz Age. Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, who inspired the characters Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, were beautiful, glamorous, and were accused of committing m…

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April 26, 2017

Bruce Kading talks keeping his fiction true to life, his experience working for the INS, and what book is on his nightstand »

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Bruce_Kading_Author_PhotoMiguel’s Gift details the rise of rookie immigration officer Nick Hayden, who must find an informant to access the inner circle of the counterfeit document ring run by crime kingpin Salvador Rico. A humble Mexican illegal immigrant, Miguel Chavez, agrees to the task in exchange for his family’s …

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April 7, 2017

Author William McKeen discusses music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles with his new book Everybody Had an Ocean »

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William McKeenDid you catch ABC’s recent documentary on the Manson murders the other week? How a deranged criminal like Charles Manson walked among Beach Boys and other stars of the era seems almost unimaginable today. His horrific crimes created that pivotal moment in time and place when the bright-eyed naivet…

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April 4, 2017

In her new book, Pirate Women, Laura Sook Duncombe shares the stories of seafaring women, both real and legendary, that history has largely ignored »

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In the first-ever history of female pirates,Laura Sook Duncombe, author of Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas, shares stories of adventurous female buccaneers around the world who decided to go against the grain by embarking on their own swashbucklin…

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March 29, 2017

Murder, prosecutorial misconduct, a jail house snitch, and a man on death row. Thomas Lowenstein discuss the case behind The Trails of Walter Ogrod »

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TLowenstein photo - croppedIf you’re fascinated by wrongful conviction stories like those in Serial and Making a Murderer, you’ll want to pick up a copy of our forthcoming book The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-Called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch That Sent a Man to Death Row. by Thomas Lowenstein. I…

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March 21, 2017

“Shedding our born skins and wearing an identity we choose can be a really powerful, liberating thing.” Anthony R. Palumbi discusses Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft »

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GG Films- Anthony Palumbi_lowresSince its inception 12 years ago, 100 million people have traded in their workaday selves in favor of becoming warriors, mages, assassins and healers in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. In Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of W

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Ragged Edge, The March 13, 2017

Co-authors Michael Zacchea and Ted Kemp discuss the misconceptions surrounding the Iraq War and how they collaborated to tell Michael’s story in The Ragged Edge »

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Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, USMC (ret.) and Ted Kemp, senior editor in charge of CNBC Digital’s foreign desk collaborated to tell Michael’s story of his time in Iraq in The Ragged Edge:

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