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Insider's Guide to Security Clearances

Title: Insider's Guide to Security Clearances
Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Genre: How-to
Reviewer: Terry Shoptaugh

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B004KSPYTK

Turn your passion for business into work for the US Government. Discover what you need to know about how to get a security clearance and perform on classified contracts.
This book explains how to obtain such clearances.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Bennett, Jeffrey

Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont

Title: Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont
Author: Cathryn Prince
Genre: Non-Fiction History
Reviewer: Betsy Beard

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0786717513

On a dreary October afternoon, bands of Confederate raiders held up the three banks in St. Albans. With guns drawn, they herded the townspeople out into the common, sending the people of the North into panic. Operating out of a Confederate stronghold in Canada, the raiders were young men, mostly escapees from Union prison camps, who had been recruited to inaugurate a new kind of guerilla war along the Yankees' unprotected border. The raid, though bungling at times, was successful ând the consequent pursuit of the rebels into Canada. The celebrity-like trial it sparked in Montreal and resulting diplomatic tensions that arose between the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, left the Southern dream of a second-front diversion in ruins. What survived, however, is a fascinating tale of the South's desperate attempt to reverse the course of the war. Burn the Town and Sack the Banks is a tale filled with dashing soldiers, spies, posses, bumbling plans, smitten locals, lawyers, diplomats, and an idyllic Vermont town, set against the backdrop of the great battles far from the Northern border that were bringing the Civil War to its bloody conclusion.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Prince, Cathryn

Tullykillane, 1941

Title: Tullykillane, 1941
Author: David Anderson Westwood
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewer: Terry L. Shoptaugh

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B005AZ5FKU

A young American, who only signed on as a seaman to forget the humiliation of his football career's disastrous end, is shipwrecked in neutral Ireland three months before Pearl Harbor. He soon becomes entangled with the IRA and the Nazis, but he's determined to get his revenge.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Westwood, David Andrew


Title: Commitment
Author: Jeffrey W. Bennett
Genre: Romance
Reviewer: Bob Doerr

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B0057U3GLS

Marta and husband Raymond were living their dreams; serving as missionaries in Indonesia. It was their paradise and they loved living among the peaceful villagers who had years earlier accepted them as their own. Nothing could take away their happiness...or so they thought.

A rival villager has killed Raymond and now Marta is alone. What will her future hold in Iryan Jaya? Will she be able to continue the work without Raymond?

More than anything, John wants to be an airline pilot. Fresh from the Vietnam war, he begins his odyssey flying missionaries over the jungles of Iryan Jaya, Indonesia. He plans to stay a short time as he gains flying experience. However, he didn't count on meeting Marta.

Now a killer has disturbed their peace and Marta is kidnapped. Can John get to her in time?

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Bennett, Jeffrey W.

Navy Rules

Title: Navy Rules
Author: Geri Krotow
Genre: Romance
Reviewer: Barbara peacock

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0373717865

Wounded during a military rescue, Commander Max Ford returns to a naval base on Whidbey Island to recover. And part of his treatment involves working with a therapy dog. Max is surprised to learn that the dog's owner is Winnie Armstrong, widow of his closest friend. She and Max were close in those months following her husband's death. But they drifted apart, until that one night two years ago. The night friendship turned to passion.

Now he's even more shocked to learn that Winnie has been keeping a secret from him. A baby girl. His daughter. It's even more important he heal so he can be a part of his child's life—and Winnie's. Because all the attraction that pulled them together that one night is still there…only stronger.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Krotow, Geri