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A Soiled Existence in the Soviet Union Jennifer Ciotta
Category: Literary Scene Published: May 2012
Going to school was like going from grey to grey, concrete to concrete, boring to boring. Our life was waiting in line for bread and toilet paper. I had never experienced biting into a fresh vegetable because our stores were vacant most of the time.
 
Bushwacked! Marshall Woody
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2010
A (somewhat) true story of the Missouri-Kanasas Border War.
 
Can the Novel Be Saved? Lisa Alther
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2001
There are promising signs that, despite forecasts of doom, books still have a place in our minds and hearts.
 
Corruption Set in Concrete David-Michael Harding
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2017
"Congress argued the validity of lies…and its approval ratings hit historic lows, in contrast to indictments and ethics investigations that soared to new highs. Still, nothing changed, as the fox continued to guard the hen house…"
 
Escaping Iran to Save Israel Jonathan Bloomfield
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2014
". . . Innocent Iranians were going to die because their government decided to build nuclear reactors next to them. It was either their death or another Jewish Holocaust."
 
God's Double Agent in China Bob Fu
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2014
"After our experience of prison and house arrest, death was not the worst option, but now Heidi and I had reason to fight for life--she was pregnant."
 
Horror Only a Soldier Can Know Jack Estes
Category: Literary Scene Published: September 2016
"You'll be on the line someday, crossing an empty chunk of desert, assaulting a bombed-out village, and your best buddy will get shot in the throat. You won't have time to stop and cry. You'll be firing back, thanking God it isn't your butt laying there…"
 
How Hitler Reached the Final Solution David Williamson
Category: Literary Scene Published: September 2004
"The Nazis were fantasizing--basically planning to redesign the demographic map of Eastern Europe by moving all sorts of populations from here to there and eliminating those they thought superfluous. . . ."
 
It Always Comes Back to China--and America Alexander Scipio
Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2012
From the Middle Ages to today, Arabs have been unable to fight the superior forces, weaponry & discipline of the West. The countries of the East, on the other hand, have proven masterful at importing whatever technology is required to defeat any opponent.
 
Just Try Stealing First Base Cynthia Drew , Joan Golden
Category: Literary Scene Published: July 2012
Games can be taken away by bad plays, bad breaks, and bad calls. Losing is going to happen, but being better doesn't just mean being a better baseball player.
 
Marginalizing the Middle Class Raymond L. Fischer
Category: Literary Scene Published: July 2007
Cable TV heavyweight Lou Dobbs lambasts big government and big business for stripping hardworking Americans of their money and dignity.
 
Mission Accomplished? Raychelle Meyers
Category: Literary Scene Published: May 2015
"The pace of modern life means that the view from our window often is a blur, and this means that we easily can miss imporant stops - ones that would enhance and enrich our existence."
 
The "Haight" of the Counterculture Movement
Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2015
"[Photographer Jim Marshall] helped immortalize artists such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jefferson Airplane before they became household names."
 
The (White House) Doctor Is In Connie Mariano
Category: Literary Scene Published: July 2011
For eight years, I lived and worked in the kill zone as part of my everyday job. During this time, there were numerous threats on the life of Pres. Bill Clinton.
 
The Favor Marshall Woody
Category: Literary Scene Published: July 2009
"I will be buried with my husband," she said, throwing me completely off. "I can't stand the thought of our daugher being buried with us."
 
The Goergia Peach, in Many Ways, Was Just That Charles Leerhsen
Category: Literary Scene Published: May 2016
"In [Ty] Cobb's case, [false] repetition not only has destroyed a man's reputation, it has obliterated a real story that is more interesting than the myth."
 
The Grave Is a Gateway Charles W. Kegley , Debra J. Kegley
Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2017
"Our fall into the depth had lifted us to new heights, in much the same way that, ironically, knowledge that we will die makes us treasure life. Our unlikely surprise gift almost made us wonder if a stroke bringing us down was a small price to pay…"
 
The Screwtape Letters: Sophistications and Self-Absorption Dolores T. Puterbaugh
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2011
In a world in which simple has becoome synonymous with either ascetism or stupidity, is if preferable to be sophisticated or simple?
 
The Truth About Sammy Marshall Woody
Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2008
"Her kind features . . . bore death absurdly in the [flashlight's] beam. One hand protruded from the piling snow, with the wrist turned toward the head as though she were about to flip a stray hair from her eye."
 
This Is No Way to Start a Vacation Linda Davies
Category: Literary Scene Published: January 2015
"Gesticulating with their Kalashnikovs, they yell at us: 'Why are you here? Who are you? What to you want?' We try to explain: 'We are tourists. We are sailing a boat. We are on holiday." It is obvious they do not believe us."