The keepers of Scientology have a reputation for mercilessly going after those who dare to criticize the church. So it’s not surprising that Lawrence Wright, while researching the religious movement, received threatening letters from its lawyers and some of its celebrity adherents. They had reason to be worried. The book that Wright produced, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, is a thorough and scathing examination of the organization founded by L. Ron Hubbard, who was a best-selling science fiction writer before he became the prophet of a new religion. Wright goes out of his way to be fair, which makes his book’s indictment even more compelling. For all of Scientology’s power and claims of benefits, the book, as a Wall Street Journal reviewer noted, shows the church to be “a charmless system of belief and a small-time organization made large through celebrity and money.”
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Plenty of Time When We Get Home is an exceptionally revealing and powerful follow-up memoir to Williams’s first book, Love My Rifle More Than You. In this one, Williams, who was an Arab linguist in a U.S. Army intelligence unit, recounts meeting and being quickly drawn to Sgt. Brian McGough at a mountain outpost in Iraq. After McGough was seriously injured, the two started dating and eventually married. Williams tells the story of their struggles with McGough’s brain injury, the post-traumatic stresses of war, and her own battles to forge a new normal as a civilian.

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Essential reading for anyone trying to understand Israel today. Ari Shavit, a columnist for the leading Israeli newspaper Haaretz and a commentator on public TV, tells the story of his own family’s history and the evolution of Israel itself. He struggles to balance his deep commitment to the survival of an ever-threatened Jewish state with the anguish he feels about the wrongs his country has done to Palestinians and others. There are no simple answers in the Middle East, he writes, offering what a New York Times reviewer called both a love story about Israel and “a book of lamentation, a moral cri de Coeur,” about what Israel has become

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