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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
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The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
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Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
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The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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Secret of the Wolf  - Cynthia Garner I took a break from most of the heavy reading I've done this year (i.e. of history, past wars, and memoirs and (auto)biographies) to read this book. By turns, a paranormal romance and a tale of horror and mystery, we are introduced to a world not unlike our own. Except that humans and "preternaturals" (beings from another dimension who entered Earth through periodic rifts or cosmic tears in the fabric of space and emerge as immortal shapeshifters, demons, and vampires with extraordinary powers) have learned to coexist together.

One of these preternaturals is Tori Joseph, a female werewolf liaison between the human and paranormal realms on behalf of the Council of Preternaturals. Any crimes or infractions resulting from interactions between humans and preternaturals are, by common agreement, investigated and adjudicated by both special liaisons like Tori and local (human) police authorities. Thus it was that Tori became acquainted with Dante MacMillan, a ruggedly handsome detective, when both were tasked with solving a series of attacks by a rogue werewolf in which some humans were turned into werewolves. Tori and Dante are strongly attracted to each other. Sparks fly between them. But Dante does his utmost to place business before pleasure. At the same time, there are also criminal elements within the preternatural community who want to effect a changeover whereby they achieve dominion over humans.

To see how everything turns out, take the plunge and set aside a a few hours to read this book. It's easy.