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The Operator Firing the Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior Book Notes Review Image of Book Cover

The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior (the true story depicted in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty")

The Operator Firing the Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior Book Notes Review Image of Book Cover
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The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior (the true story depicted in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty")

A gripping narrative of the operation to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6.

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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History - Book Review - Image from Movie
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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History (Book Notes)

A poignant & thought-provoking memoir that provides a firsthand account of the experiences & challenges faced by a Navy SEAL sniper during his deployments in Iraq.

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Lone Survivor - Book Notes Review Image from Movie Film
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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 (Book Notes)

The harrowing true story of US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's experience during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005.

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Santa Fe Noir - Book Review - Image of Adobe Architecture
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Santa Fe Noir (Book Notes)

A collection of 14 short stories exploring the gritty side of the "Land of Enchantment".

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Palm Springs Noir - Book Review - Image of Palm Trees
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Palm Springs Noir (Book Notes)

A collection of short stories exploring the dark underbelly of the Coachella Valley, a California desert oasis.

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Detroit Noir book - image of Detroit
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Detroit Noir (Book Notes)

A collection of 15 short stories that delve into the dark and gritty underbelly of Detroit.

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James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life - Book Review
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James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life (Book Notes)

A delightful memoir that offers a candid and insightful look into the life and career of one of the most successful authors of our time.

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Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game (Oliver Stone)
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Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game (Oliver Stone)

A captivating memoir that offers readers an intimate and insightful look into the life and career of Oliver Stone.

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Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood - Book Review - Image of Actor Danny Trejo
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Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood (Book Notes)

Actor Danny Trejo  shares his life story & experiences playing memorable roles in films such as Machete, Desperado & Heat.

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I'm Your Huckleberry: A Memoir (Val Kilmer) - Book Review
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I'm Your Huckleberry: A Memoir (Val Kilmer)

Known for his roles in films such as Top Gun, Batman Forever, and Tombstone, Val Kilmer's memoir is a candid and revealing account of his life and career.

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The Friedkin Connection - Book Review - Image of William Friedkin
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The Friedkin Connection (William Friedkin)

Film director, producer & screenwriter William Friedkin shares his experiences & reflections on his life & career in the movie industry.

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The Last Action Heroes: The Triumphs, Flops, and Feuds of Hollywood's Kings of Carnage - Book Review - Action Cinema Image
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The Last Action Heroes: The Triumphs, Flops, and Feuds of Hollywood's Kings of Carnage (Book Notes)

An enthralling and in-depth exploration of the iconic stars who ruled the action genre in Hollywood during the late 20th century.

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The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators - Book Review - Image of Gun Resting on Typewriter
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The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators (Book Notes)

A captivating and educational journey through the rich tapestry of crime fiction.

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Greenlights (Matthew McConaughey) - Book Review
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Greenlights (Matthew McConaughey)

A personal and introspective account of Matthew McConaughey's life, filled with humor, wisdom, and inspiration.

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American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood
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American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood (Book Notes)

A compelling and well-researched portrait of one of Hollywood's most enduring and enigmatic figures.

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood - Book Review
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (Book Notes)

A comprehensive look at the rise of the "New Hollywood" movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and how it revolutionized American filmmaking.

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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film
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Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film (Book Notes)

Peter Biskind's book is a great read for anyone interested in the history of independent film and the workings of the film industry.

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American Independent Cinema Book Review - Image of a Movie Film Set
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American Independent Cinema (Book Notes)

An insightful and comprehensive exploration of the American independent film movement, offering a detailed analysis of its evolution, key players, defining characteristics, and cultural significance.

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What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting - Book Review - Image of Hollywood Sign
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What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting (Book Notes)

An overview of the history of American script writing, from the early days of silent cinema to the present day.

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When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry - Book Review - Image of Typewriter on Desk
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When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry (Book Notes)

This collection of essays pays homage to the resilience & creativity of women who defied societal norms to shape the world of cinema.

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The Writers A History of American Screenwriters & Their Guilds Book Review - Image of old typewriter
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The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters & Their Guilds (Book Notes)

A comprehensive exploration of the significance of American screenwriters and the pivotal role played by their guilds in shaping the history of cinema and television.

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The Last of the Mohicans Book Review - Image from Movie
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The Last of the Mohicans (Book Notes)

A timeless historical novel set against the backdrop of the French and Indian War in colonial America.

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Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre - Book Review
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Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre (Book Notes)

A fascinating and insightful collection of essays and interviews that delves into the craft of horror.

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Crime Thriller: How to Write Detective, Noir, Caper & Heist, Gangster, and Police Procedural Thrillers
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Crime Thriller: How to Write Detective, Noir, Caper & Heist, Gangster, and Police Procedural Thrillers (Book Notes)

A comprehensive guide that covers a range of sub-genres within the crime thriller category.

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Mystery: How to Write Traditional & Cozy Whodunits - Book Review - Image of Typewriter with paper imprinted with the words Chapter One
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Mystery: How to Write Traditional & Cozy Whodunits (Book Notes)

With its clear and practical advice, numerous examples, and writing exercises, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the craft of mystery writing.

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