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The Immaculate Deception By Charles Polonsky
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Do you know me? I live in the suburbs. I have been married for 30 years and have two sons. I could be your neighbor, business associate, friend or relative. Even if you did know me, you really... More > wouldn’t. No one alive would know that I was recruited into the CIA when I was nineteen. I was sent to Vietnam in May of 1970 as the leader of a covert team of black ops in a classified operation called ‘Project Angel.’ I was very good at what I did but when I discovered the truth about the war, the people responsible for the war and some of our Countries darkest secrets, I went ‘off the reservation.’ I destroyed all their drug operations in Southeast Asia and rescued over 2,000 American POWs. They tried to assassinate me. They killed my men. I killed all of them. I left Vietnam and went to Washington, DC to stop the lies and deceptions. I secretly met with President Nixon. I found the conspirators, killed them all and helped end the war. I died in Vietnam. I was re-born. This is my story.< Less
The Gambler By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Gambler (English: A bet, wager, or gambling venture) is a 1995 Bollywood suspense Action film directed by Dayal Nihalani which is a remake of Malayalam movie "Aanaval Mothiram" which is... More > an uncredited remake of the 1990 American film Short TimePolice Inspector Dayashanker Pandey is a slacker, a man who does not want to put his life under any risk, and is quite comfortable sharing tall tales, and a desk job. Fate has other plans for him, for whenever he goes on duty outside, he somehow apprehends some criminals or some smuggled goods or drugs. He thus becomes the pride of his division, much to his discomfort. For Dayashanker knows that if he is publicly felicitated, this will put in the black books of many underworld gangsters, which will rip his comfortable and easy-going life apart. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambler_(1995_film) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Lady Dances By Stanley G. Weinbaum
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The Lady Dances (softbound). Mark Talbot, a young man from New England leaves the U.S. to discover the world. Embarking at San Francisco, he meets a beautiful but mysterious and sad girl who is... More > apparently forced by the authorities to leave the country; he follows her on the Southern Seas. This romance by Weinbaum appeared in 1933 on various american newspapers, under the pen name of Marge Stanley. Weinbaum is best known for his science fiction short stories, among them the trendsetting A Martian Odyssey, and his post-apocalyptic novel The Black Flame, whose leading character is beautiful and immortal Margaret of Urbs. Weinbaum's elegant writing style, humor and culture, along with a fertile imagination, made him one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He died at the age of 33, admired by those who succeeded him, such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch or Robert A. Heinlein. This novel is available for the first time as an entertaining book.< Less
My Brother's Keeper By Bonnie E. Okun
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1955, NYC: A young black boy's mother dies, and he fends for himself as he grows up with a negligent aunt. 1970, Londonderry, Northern Ireland: A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the pub. 1980's,... More > USA: A highly-successful Midwestern businessman becomes jobless and ends up working for the FBI. 1995, Cambridge, MA: An American novelist begins to write a novel about a small local group that is secretly aiding the IRA. Joining in her new neighbor's Scottish dance group, she finds herself caught up in an actual group of IRA collaborators that the FBI is watching. She then must try to prove her own innocence while also trying to help thwart the collaborators' plans for bombings in England. It is one of life's ironies that people from very different places and circumstances can come to have a profound effect on one another. Through intense personal relationships, this book explores our various perceptions of, and participation in, right and wrong, and our inevitable entanglement in human emotion.< Less
Ancestors: A Novel By Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June... More > 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial.Gertrude Franklin Horn was born on October 30, 1857, in San Francisco, California, to Thomas Ludovich Horn and his wife, the former Gertrude Franklin. Her parents separated when she was two years old, and she was raised by her maternal grandfather, Stephen Franklin, a devout Presbyterian and a relative of Benjamin Franklin. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Atherton< Less
The Valiant Runaways By Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June... More > 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial.Gertrude Franklin Horn was born on October 30, 1857, in San Francisco, California, to Thomas Ludovich Horn and his wife, the former Gertrude Franklin. Her parents separated when she was two years old, and she was raised by her maternal grandfather, Stephen Franklin, a devout Presbyterian and a relative of Benjamin Franklin. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Atherton< Less
Blackbeard By B. Barker
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Edward Teach (also Edward Thatch, c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the... More > American colonies. Although little is known about his early life, he was probably born in Bristol, England. He may have been a sailor on privateer ships during Queen Anne's War He became a renowned pirate, his cognomen derived from his thick black beard and fearsome appearance; he was reported to have tied lit fuses under his hat to frighten his enemies. He formed an alliance of pirates and blockaded the port of Charleston, South Carolina. The Governor of Virginia. Spotswood arranged for a party of soldiers and sailors to try to capture the pirate, which they did on 22 November 1718. During a ferocious battle, Teach and several of his crew were killed by a small force of sailors led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.< Less
The Lady Dances By Stanley G. Weinbaum
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The Lady Dances (hardbound) Mark Talbot, a young man from New England leaves the U.S. to discover the world. Embarking at San Francisco, he meets a beautiful but mysterious and sad girl who is... More > apparently forced by the authorities to leave the country; he follows her on the Southern Seas. This romance by Weinbaum appeared in 1933 on various american newspapers, under the pen name of Marge Stanley. Weinbaum is best known for his science fiction short stories, among them the trendsetting A Martian Odyssey, and his post-apocalyptic novel The Black Flame, whose leading character is beautiful and immortal Margaret of Urbs. Weinbaum's elegant writing style, humor and culture, along with a fertile imagination, made him one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He died at the age of 33, admired by those who succeeded him, such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch or Robert A. Heinlein. This novel is available for the first time as an entertaining book.< Less
The Myrtle of Venus By Clark Humphrey
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Betty Beige, the world’s blandest woman, inherits an old warehouse. She tries to evict its tenants, a ragtag group of underground artists. They decide to win her over to their side.... More > They’ll use the power of seduction to make her an aware, sensual woman. Without knowing what’s happening, Betty will turn from mild to wild. Or will she? That’s just the start, as eleven vivid characters cope with liberation, manipulation, high ideals, and lowdown-dirty deals. THE MYRTLE OF VENUS is a robust FUN novel with: • Kinky sex! Ordinary sex! • Art! Music! Dance! Video games! • Burlesque! Fetish art! • Cigarettes! Alcohol! Coffee! Aphrodisiac water! • Urban politics! Class struggle! • Greek mythology! Outer-space cartoons! • An executive dominatrix and her office boy-toys! • A white guy who wants to be a black lesbian! • A talk-radio bad boy with control issues! • ‘Edgy’ advertising! • A naked drag queen! • The secret behind an American icon!< Less
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central... More > theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery. In fact, when he met Harriet Beecher Stowe, President Lincoln is said to have commented, “So you’re the little lady whose book started the Civil War.” First published on March 20, 1852, the story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters—both fellow slaves and slave owners—revolve. The novel depicts the harsh reality of slavery while also showing that Christian love and faith can overcome even something as evil as enslavement of fellow human beings.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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