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Imagine the USA without John Lennon

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Since immigration is on the tip of every politician’s tongue in the United States and abroad, making headlines on a daily basis, a book about the most influential and bitterly contested deportation case in U.S. history is timely to say the least. Though the case about the attempted deportation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the new book, John Lennon vs. The USA (Ankerwycke Books, August 7, 2016) took place with the expected media fanfare over 40 years ago when President Richard Nixon wanted them out of the country due to their politics, it is still relevant today. Immigration has become a political football between U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump, who wants to build a wall to prevent undocumented Mexican…

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5 (Totally True) Historical Surprises in Steve Berry’s ‘The 14th Colony’

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We love Steve Berry’s novels; they’re like Cracker Jack boxes with a historical surprise inside. Who would have suspected the shocking twists in The King’s Deception (the first transgender royal) or The Columbus Affair (the explorer was looking for a Jewish sanctuary)? What you may not have realized is that 90 percent of what you read about history in a Berry novel is true. (The guy does need a little wiggle room to bring the thrills!) That being said, all of Berry’s ideas are the result of careful research, in person and through in-depth reading. “I read upward of 200 to 300 books before I put the first word on the page,” he says. Berry’s newest thriller, The 14th Colony:…

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