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The age of doubt by Camilleri, Andrea.

The age of doubt

In this, the most maritime of Montalbano's investigations, listeners will be struck by the change in the commissioner. One night, Inspector Montalbano dreams of a stormy sea, which he knows represents unease and loss of control. The next day, a boat is found in the port of Vigata and, within it, the body of a disfigured corpse. The waterfront has also drawn in an eighty-five-foot luxury boat passengered by fifty carefree souls and a somewhat shadowy crew. They will have to stay in Vigata until t

Sep 26, 2014
The age of deception [nuclear diplomacy in treacherous times] by El Baradei, Mohamed.

The age of deception [nuclear diplomacy in treacherous times]

Mohamed ElBaradei speaks out on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of nuclear weapons.

Sep 26, 2014
The age of chivalry by Bulfinch, Thomas, 1796-1867.

The age of chivalry

Bulfinch's masterpiece of history and fable recounts the tales of Arthur and the Round Table and how the Arthurian legend has metamorphosed from medieval Welsh texts through French romances to obscure British histories. This book not only tells the King Arthur tales but also explains the historical events and the mindset of the people during this time period.

Sep 26, 2014
The age of American unreason by Jacoby, Susan.

The age of American unreason

Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon-one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science. With mordant wit, Jacoby surveys an antirationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought." Disdain for logic and evidence defines a pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist religious fundamentalism, medi

Sep 26, 2014
Against the tide of years by Stirling, S. M.

Against the tide of years

In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed

Sep 26, 2014
Against the tide by Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.

Against the tide

The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why.

Sep 26, 2014
Against the ropes by Castille, Sarah, author.

Against the ropes

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more . . . Makayla never thought she'd set foot in an elite mixed martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it's these guys. Then again, at her first sight of the club's owner, she's the one feeling breathless. The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it's in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on

Sep 26, 2014
Against the day a novel by Pynchon, Thomas.

Against the day a novel

Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, Mexico during the Revolution, postwar Paris, silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all. With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it

Sep 26, 2014
Against all hope the prison memoirs of Armando Valladares by Valladares, Armando.

Against all hope the prison memoirs of Armando Valladares

This is a history of the Cuban Revolution as viewed from its dungeons. Armando Valladares describes his twenty-two years of torment and triumph in Castro's prison. Arrested at the age of twenty-two for being philosophically opposed to communism, he gives a dramatic and harrowing account of the regular beatings, the hunger, the humiliation, and the psychological "experimentation" to which the Cuban Revolution subjected its unrepentant enemies. However, Valladares's hope and courage transcended th

Sep 26, 2014
Aftershocks by Turtledove, Harry.

Aftershocks

Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule: the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race.The arrival of the aliens shot Earth technology forward at a dizzying rate-the world of 1960 includes routine space shuttle traffic, computers on every desk, and other high-tech advancements. Aftershocks reveals that it was the United States that launched the nuclear offensive against the aliens,

Sep 26, 2014
Agnes Grey by Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849.

Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey is Anne Bronte's first novel, centering around a rector's daughter working as a governess. Drawing directly from her own experiences, Anne Bronte set out to describe the immense pressures that the governess's life entailed-frustration, isolation, and the insensitive and cruel treatment suffered at the hands of employers and their families.

Sep 26, 2014
Agnes Grey by Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849.

Agnes Grey

Although coming from an impoverished family, Agnes Grey becomes the caretaker of two wealthy familys' children, a job which is usually reserved to women from the upper classes. Entering the world of England's elite socialites, Agnes becomes disgusted by the upper class' slow degradation of society's values.

Sep 26, 2014
Agnes Grey by Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849.

Agnes Grey

Written when women-and workers generally-had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth-century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess. Pampered and protected at home, she is unprepared for the harsh reality of a governess's life. At the Bloomfields and, later, the Murrays, she suffers under the snobbery and sadism of the selfish, self-in

Sep 26, 2014
Ageless face, ageless mind [erase wrinkles & rejuvenate the brain] by Perricone, Nicholas.

Ageless face, ageless mind [erase wrinkles & rejuvenate the brain]

Dr. Nicholas Perricone is one of the most famous dermatologists in the world thanks to his bestselling book The Wrinkle Cure and his award-winning public television specials. In that book, he elaborated on his research into the connection between inflammation and aging-why we wrinkle as we get older. In Ageless Face, Ageless Mind, Dr. Perricone takes several leaps forward. He examines the cardinal processes of aging and discusses the causes of wrinkles, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer

Sep 26, 2014
The age of wonder how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Holmes, Richard, 1945-

The age of wonder how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery-astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical-swiftly

Sep 26, 2014
The age of Shiva a novel by Suri, Manil.

The age of Shiva a novel

Following his spectacular debut novel, The Death of Vishnu, Manil Suri returns with a mesmerizing story of modern India, richly layered with themes from Hindu mythology. The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an extraordinary portrait of maternal love.Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can stea

Sep 26, 2014
The age of Reagan a history, 1974-2008 by Wilentz, Sean.

The age of Reagan a history, 1974-2008

In The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz offers a fresh, brilliant chronicle of America's political history since the fall of Nixon. The past thirty-five years have marked an era of conservatism. Although briefly interrupted in the late 1970s and temporarily reversed in the 1990s, a powerful surge from the Right has dominated American politics and government. Wilentz accounts for how an extreme conservative movement once deemed marginal managed to seize power and hold it, and the momentous consequence

Sep 26, 2014
The age of innocence by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.

The age of innocence

Newland Archer is about to announce his engagement to the docile May Welland when he meets her cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York earned her the first Pulitzer Prize for literature ever awarded to a woman.

Sep 26, 2014
The age of innocence by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.

The age of innocence

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton's most famous novel, is a love story, written immediately after the end of the First World War. Its brilliant anatomization of the snobbery and hypocrisy of the wealthy elite of New York society in the 1870s made it an instant classic, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Newland Archer, Wharton's protagonist, is charming, tactful, enlightened-a thorough product of this society. He accepts its standards and abides by its rules, but he also recognizes its lim

Sep 26, 2014
The age of innocence by Wharton, Edith, author.

The age of innocence

Set in the 1870s, Edith Wharton examines the American elite culture on the East Coast. Newland Archer is a lawyer and heir to one of New York City's most prominent families. He is to be married to May Welland. Newland is pleased with the prospect, until he meets Countess Ellen Olenska, May's older cousin. Suddenly, Newland begins to doubt his arranged marriage and society's shallow rules as his attraction to Ellen increases.

Sep 26, 2014