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LOCAL AUTHORS

Barnesville is proud to claim a number of authors among its residents.

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REASONABLE DOUBT: A SHOCKING STORY OF LUST AND MURDER IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND

A New York Times best-seller, this book has now been updated with additional content and photos. Readers often comment they must continually remind themselves that this story is real, that "Reasonable Doubt" is testament to the fact truth is stranger than fiction. The book has also been used in college-level criminal justice courses to explain and illustrate the legal concept of reasonable doubt.

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BETRAYAL IN BERLIN

Betrayal in Berlin tells the true story of the Berlin Tunnel, the audacious American-British cold war operation to dig a tunnel into East Berlin in order to intercept Soviet secrets, and the operation's betrayal by the dangerous British spy, George Blake.

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"An amazing story, expertly researched and beautifully told. Part history, part adventure yarn, The Pentagon is above all else the biography of an American icon.”  
— Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of An Army at Dawn.

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This book tracks the history of Barnesville and Sellman, in Montgomery County, Maryland. The land that became Barnesville was surveyed for Jeremiah Hays, December 10, 1747. The tracts "Jeremiah's Park" and "Hopson's Choice" were just two of the properties.

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“I can’t think of a more timely book than Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island to remind us of the natural wonders within our nation’s capital. Melanie Choukas-Bradley expertly captures the essence of our political quagmire, while reminding us of the role nature plays in helping us recover from our collective stress, as we search for a path toward reconciliation.”

— Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, Founder and Medical Director, Park Rx America

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"This book is a wonderful guide for dayhikers, naturalists, and people interested in history. It explains the forces of nature that resulted in the formation of Sugarloaf..."
— Potomac Appalachian, the newsletter of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

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In 1946 a small group of men branched off of a Lions Men Group to form a fire department where there was none. U.M.C.V.F.D was formed and hero's would come out of the young men who risked their lives in serving others. The Chief of this group was George Hillard who would lead them in saving others.