Thanks for visiting today. The names above are just a few Friends of Literati we hope you'll get to know while you're here. Since 1997 our editors have hand-selected those writers we choose to feature on this site, along with the fine books they have published, and that will always be one of Literati's main functions—to introduce you to some really interesting people who have things to say, whether fiction or non-fiction.
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New York Times Bestseller
by Rorke Denver
and Ellis Henican
In fourteen years as a SEAL officer, Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver has tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, and battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. The leader of 200 commando missions, he earned a Bronze Star with 'V' for valour. He spent the past four years as executive officer to the Navy Special Warfare Center's Advanced Training Command in Coronado, California, directing all phases of the basic and advanced SEAL training. He is married and has two daughters.
Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs—the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow's soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.
Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees. He recounts his experience evolving from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination, requalification programs, and the "Hero or Zero" missions his SEALs undertake.
With Amanda Knox's $4 million book deal rumored to reveal itself on bookshelves in April 2013, we thought it perfect timing for our readers to get hold of Nina Burleigh's excellent coverage of the trial in the recently released paperback of The Fatal Gift of Beauty.
The Fatal Gift of Beauty
by Nina Burleigh
On November 1, 2007, Meredith Kercher, a British student at the University of Perugia, was found sexually assaulted and murdered in an apartment she shared with American student Amanda Knox and two other women. Knox reportedly returned home the following day to find the door open and bloodstains on the floor; police later found Kerchner's body in her locked room. Knox, along with boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, was eventually convicted of helping a local named Rudy Guede murder Kerchner when she resisted his advances. Amid a firestorm of media coverage, allegations were made that the investigation was botched; counter-allegations said the trial was fair and that portrayals of Knox as a victim were unwarranted. Here, journalist/author Nina Burleigh (e.g., Unholy Business) reconstructs a murder case that has proved to be about much more than murder. There will be interest.
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