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Herda, D. J.

Dark Seeds: Hemingway Out of Havana     As Ernest Hemingway falls under J. Edgar Hoover scrutiny for defending Fidel Castro while the revolutionary leader stands poised on the outskirts of Havana, the author decides to take matters into his own hands.  Working out of the seedy Hotel Ambos Mundos, Hemingway maneuvers behind the scenes to help bring an end to the corrupt Batista regime.  On his third wife and fourth mistress--and well into a life of failing health and alcohol addiction--the author decides there might be one more story unfolding before him, one more novel to help seal his reputation in greatness.  But, as Hemingway welcomes the Cuban liberator into Havana, rumors from the Soviet Union and rumblings from the United States--pro-Batista to the bitter end--threaten the author's very reasons for living ... and very nearly threaten life, itself.


Sweet Nothings from No One     As the Roaring Twenties come to an end, a new age of enlightenment greets the world.  Leading the charge is Dorothy Parker in her endless search for love, sex, and notoriety.  From her steamy back-room sexcapades with some of Hollywood’s sexiest stars and her political barnstorming for the acquittal of Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti to her death among the ashes of antiquity, her story unfolds with all of the delicate satire of a five-pound mallet.




Ranald, Annette

Ladies of the Dragon     At long last!  The ultimate "true story" of Prince Vlad Dracula, the Impaler, told by his wife, the Lady of the Dragon.   Did he really sell his soul to evil to become an undead monster?   The Lady tells how her man followed an even more infamous path through history, and how over time his legend has become darker yet.



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