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Matt Latimer was one of President Bush's top speechwriters from March 2007 to October 2008. He was also chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for three years.


I tracked the story from the beginning, that week in 1943, right through the present time. I pay special attention to the crossroads, those places were monumental decisions were made -- the decision to use the atomic bomb, how we responded to the discovery of the Soviet capacity to launch Sputnik, the beginning of the arms race.

- James Carroll
House of War


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"Eldest" by Christopher Paolini

"Evil: An Investigation" by Lance Morrow

"Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" by R.A. Salvatore
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