James, Scott

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Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth

While James makes incisive points about the media, faulty fire codes, ambitious prosecutors, and sloppy commercial practice, his book is more defense brief than balanced recounting. To get the other side of the story, readers should turn first to John Barylick’s Killer Show, an attorney who represented victims in wrongful death and personal injury suits related to the fire.
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Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

Anyone interested in World War II history as well as admirers of Iris Chang's The Rape of Nanking will find this work difficult to put down and solidly engaging.
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Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish

Bell (Revision & Self-Editing) explains how to write various fiction plots (including literary and genre versions) and offers practice exercises along the way...
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Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

This popular history will appeal to fans of Laura Hillebrand's Unbroken and is comparable to other histories of the Tokyo Raid including Craig Nelson's The First Heroes and Carroll V. Glines's The Doolittle Raid.
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The Kept

Merging the Southern gothic tale with a style recalling the Western, this action-packed novel would make a terrific film. The author has crafted a laudable, compelling, tightly woven tale with memorable characters, Caleb in particular. Scott writes with an eloquence that urges the reader to return to passages and reread them just to admire his superb skill. Highly recommended.
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