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Far less incendiary than its author or title would suggest, G. Gordon Liddy’s new Fight Back! Tackling Terrorism, Liddy Style looks at successful terrorist acts and concludes that private citizens need to be more prepared, so he makes families and small businesses the audience for this worst-case-scenario handbook on homeland terrorism. Given that Liddy’s credits include prison time and bit parts on Airwolf and MacGyver, Fight Back! is stuffed with advice from military and emergency specialists, and it’s little surprise he shares writing credits with three others. There’s no shortage of technical preventive-maintenance advice or eyes-peeled suspicion. A Who’s Who section of extremist and garden-variety hate groups at least doesn’t exhibit the general insanity put forth by some far-right leaners—those who think members of, say, the ACLU should get a one-way ticket to Guantánamo. Liddy appears at 7:30 p.m. at Borders, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Vienna. Free. (703) 556-7766. (Andrew Earles)