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Medal of Honor Celebration with Master Sergeant Richard Pittman (USMC,Ret.)

6. December 2011

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Please join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm. ($5 donation – call Rakestraw Books at 925.837.7337 – Introduction by Newell Arnerich. Proceeds from the special evening will benefit the San Ramon Valley Veterans’ Hall. On October 25, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United [...]

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Rashad Harrison Our Man In The Dark

29. November 2011

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Recently Danville TV had the opportunity to interview Rashad Harrison, author of Our Man In The Dark. Q: Tell us about Our Man in the Dark. A: Our Man in the Dark is set in 1964. It’s about John Estem, a lonely accountant working for Martin Luther King’s SCLC. He embezzles $10,000 from the organization [...]

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The Real James Bond: Ian Fleming’s Commandos Reviewed

19. November 2011

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A new book relates the remarkable story of Ian Fleming’s daring commando group during World War Two and how they inspired the story of the greatest spy ever: James Bond. Michael Korda finds his own family story in its midst. read more via: The Daily Beast

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Our Man In The Dark – Instant Classic

15. November 2011

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A stunning debut historical noir novel about a worker in the civil rights movement who became an informant for the FBI during the months leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Feeling underappreciated and overlooked, John Estem, a bookkeeper for Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), steals ten thousand dollars [...]

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Errol Morris Interviews Stephen King

10. November 2011

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In the Nov. 13 issue of the Book Review, the documentarian Errol Morris reviewsStephen King’s new novel, “11/22/63.” The book, like the film Morris is currently completing, is about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Because of their overlapping interests, and because Mr. Morris’s technique as a filmmaker is to chase down every clue, he requested [...]

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Anne Rice on Sparkly Vampires, ‘Twilight,’ ‘True Blood,’ and Werewolves

5. November 2011

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A Facebook post by ‘Interview With the Vampire’ author Anne Rice poking fun at ‘Twilight’ caused a furor among Team Edward. Rice tells Marlow Stern about her ‘Twilight’ ‘beef,’ her thoughts on the movie series and ‘True Blood,’ why teens are obsessed with vampires, and her upcoming book, ‘The Wolf Gift.’ read more

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Steve Jobs

3. November 2011

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Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs leapt to the top of bestseller lists in its first week in book stores, flying off shelves to the tune of 379,000 copies, according to Nielsen’s BookScan. “Steve Jobs,” which came out on October 24 from publisher Simon & Schuster, sold three times more copies than [...]

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Danville TV Presents – Recipes & Recollections of My Greek American Family

26. March 2010

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Part 2 Part 3 For more info about Elaine and her cookbook please visit Pharospublishing.com

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Local Author Releases Greek Cookbook

8. March 2010

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Last Thursday we had the pleasure of filming a cooking  segment with author Elaine Schmitz. Elaine prepared her famous Greek version of  Yankee Pot Roast that she paired with a beet salad and mashed potatoes from her book Recipes & Recollections of my Greek American Family. We will be airing her cooking segment later this [...]

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