Politics and Government

America America

By Ethan Canin

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Corey Sifter (is) an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is running for president of the United States. He begins to leave behind the world of his upbringing...(and) finds himself caught up in a complex web of events in which loyalty, politics, sex, and gratitude conflict with morality, love, and the truth.
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Elvis and Nixon

By Jonathan Lowy

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At the famous 1970 encounter between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon at the White House, the "King of Rock and Roll" got his coveted Federal Narcotics Agent-at-Large badge, and "Tricky Dicky" received a gold-plated World War II commemorative Colt .45 in return.
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Devil's Bed

By William Kent Krueger

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Locked in a tight battle for reelection, President Clay Dixon knows his best chance for victory is the popularity of his wife, Kate. But the disenchanted First Lady is about to desert him.
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No Way to Treat a First Lady

By Christopher Buckley

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Elizabeth Tyler MacMann, the ambitious First Lady of the United States ...is on trial for the death of her philandering husband, and the only man who can save her is the boyfriend she jilted in law school.
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Face-time

By EriK Tarloff

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What if your girlfriend is sleeping with your boss? And what if your boss is the President of the United States?
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Honey Don't

By Tim Sandlin

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Honey, a savvy Texas girl with a weakness for older guys, offers sexual consolation to a raunchy President on the prowl. Her Mafia-connected boyfriend interrupts the scene, and the POTUS croaks. What to do? (from Library Journal)
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Coffee Houses: A Tradition Dating to Colonial Times

With steaming cups in hand, today's Fredericksburg area coffee shops continue a tradition which dates back three centuries to the founding of the town.

Walk in gentlemen, rest at your ease,
Pay for what you call for, and call for what you please.

This verse hung over the doorway of The Coffee House in old Fredericksburg. Located in the first Market House/Town Hall on Caroline Street near William, it was here that 18th- and 19th-century Fredericksburgers sipped their favorite brew and pondered questions from the political to the classical.