The Prize by Geoffrey M. Cooper

Book Summary What does it take to win a Nobel Prize? Deceit, fraud, even murder? Set in the competitive world of cutting-edge medical research, The Prize is a science thriller in which jealousy over the discovery of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease leads to fraud, betrayal and violence. Pam Weller makes the discovery of a … Continued

A Police Action by AA Freda

Summary: A Police Action is a gripping coming-of-age Vietnam War-era romantic novel. It is the story of two lost and confused young adults. It is love at first sight when nineteen-year-old Samantha Powers meets James Coppi at the Country Honky Tonk in Colorado Springs. There are just two problems to a storybook ending for Samantha’s … Continued

Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia

Updated with Defense Department response appended, 1:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 29, 2017. MOGADISHU, SomaliaIt was around five in the morning when Abdullahi Elmi heard the gunfire. Sitting in his small home in Bariire, in southern Somalia, the farm administrator had been recording the names of the laborers who had worked the day before. Stacks of … Continued

Charmer Boy Gypsy Girl by Victor Harrington

Story Summary: The essence and meaning of transcendent love between two people—the kernel of human existence—is often found in the crucible of war. Such was the love between Bosko, a Serbian boy, and Admira, a Bosnian girl, who were caught in one of the most barbaric and brutal periods of the last century: the breakup … Continued

The Shirk Report Volume 447

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – When you … Continued

Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

School district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list; ‘makes people uncomfortable,’ official says https://t.co/l5yIKIi1Ux pic.twitter.com/usLg3SZWov — AL.com (@aldotcom) October 13, 2017 Administrators at the Biloxi School District announced early this week they were pulling the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum, saying they received compaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.” … Continued