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A Walking Tour of Washington's DuPont Circle
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Washington DC's DuPont Circle from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Live by the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK
By Gus Russo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 281,870. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction
Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Castro openly threatened to retaliate. Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald went to the Cuban embassy in Mexico, announcing he would kill America's president in exchange for sanctuary in Havana. Live By the Sword ends 35 years of public mistrust and confusion over the Kennedy assassination.
Diplomats & Terrorists - Or: How I Survived a 61-day Cocktail Party
By Diego Asencio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,380. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by MAP. Category: Nonfiction
American Ambassador Diego Asencio bravely reconstructs his 61 days of captivity in Bogota, Colombia, with many other diplomats who were held by Colombia's M-19 guerrilla organization. This book is a rare look at how the captive diplomats played a large role in securing freedom. It is also testimony that, given time and effort, the honest practice of conflict resolution can bring positive results.
The Five Gringas
By Nancy Asencio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by MAP. Category: Fiction
For five American women associated with the US Embassy in Mexico, camaraderie begins with coffee, chocolate, and art shared in painting sessions during the early 1960's, and kept alive for decades via occasional rendezvous worldwide. A story of love, family, heartbreak, mystery, betrayal, espionage, and grace in the face of tragedy.
Hard Target
By Barbara Phinney
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
Dawna Atkinson is trained to keep her embassy safe, but when a bomb explodes, her home unit sends Tay Hastings, to assist with the investigation. Tay can ruin all she's worked for. He also haunts her dreams. As the investigation heats up, they find that it's one thing to guard the embassy, but another harder thing to guard their own hearts.
THE SIN OF POWER
By denis ekobena
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,380. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction
Power can corrupt the strongest of men, but will it corrupt Peter Kelonge? Peter is driven to oppose the corrupt dictator President Massa and liberate the African nation of Catanga from his tyrannical rule. Will Peter Kelonge manage to overthrow Massa? And, if so, will he manage to lead the people of Catanga with honor and justice, or will he, too, fall victim to the temptation such power offers?
The Few: A Tale of the Marines in the Near Future (The Return of the Marines: Book 1)
By Jonathan Brazee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,690. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
When the US embassy in New Delhi is attacked during a presidential visit, it falls on the US Marine Security Guard Detachment to keep the president alive until help arrives. But with political games being played in Delhi and Washington, will that help arrive in time?
History of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the United States Department of State - Cold War, McCarthyism, Spies, Leaks, Bugs, Ambassador Dubs Killing, Moscow Embassy Bugging
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 175,300. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This Diplomatic Security history, professionally researched and written by the State Department Historian’s Office, is an authoritative reference source and an archival record of the many critical duties, milestone events, prominent personalities, and worldwide locations with which DS has been associated over the past century.
The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family
By Diego Asencio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Category: Nonfiction
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.