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Abbott & Costello in the Catskills 1930's Borscht Belt variety show. by

Abbott & Costello in the Catskills 1930's Borscht Belt variety show.

Abbott & Costello in the Catskills is an authentic recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt variety show, recorded before a live audience in the Catskills. In this New Oldtime Radio Hour, Lou Costello (Bob Greenberg) follows Bud Abbott (Joe Bevilacqua) to the Catskills when Abbott is hired as sole Master of Ceremonies of a Borscht Belt variety show. Meanwhile, guest stars George Burns and Cab Calloway miss their train, forcing Abbott to sing and dance in their place! Guest stars that do show up includ

Sep 26, 2014
Abiding darkness by Anderson, John Aubrey, 1940-

Abiding darkness

It is 1945 in Mississippi's cotton country, and Missy Parker is seven years old, strong-willed, and very precocious. When a demon targets Missy and creates havoc throughout her family and community, an enthralling struggle between good and evil emerges, in this, the first book in The Black or White Chronicles.

Sep 26, 2014
Abigail Adams by Holton, Woody.

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams offers a fresh perspective on the famous events of Adams's life, and along the way, Woody Holton, a renowned historian of the American Revolution, takes on numerous myths about the men and women of the founding era. But the book also demonstrates that domestic dramas-from unplanned pregnancies to untimely deaths-could be just as heartbreaking, significant, and inspiring as the actions of statesmen and soldiers. A special focus of the book is Adams's complex relationships: with her

Sep 26, 2014
Able One by Bova, Ben, 1932-

Able One

When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on launch pads in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One. ABL-1, or Able One, is a modified 747 fitte

Sep 26, 2014
Abortion & euthanasia by James, David, Dr.

Abortion & euthanasia

British and American common law traditionally prohibited abortion only after quickening (when the mother feels fetal movements). But after the U.S. Civil War, states began absolutely prohibiting abortion, based primarily on medical concerns. Then in 1973, U.S. abortion law was dramatically changed by the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade; states now could not prohibit abortion until the third trimester of pregnancy, and restrictive regulations were allowed only in the second trimester. Hi

Sep 26, 2014
About that night by James, Julie, 1974-

About that night

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she's stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she's still wildly attracted to him.Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn't thrilled to be the st

Sep 26, 2014
Abraham and the idols by Fellner, A. C.

Abraham and the idols

Even though his father was a seller of idols and statues, Abraham did not believe these idols had any inherent power to ward off evil. But one night, when Abraham is watching the storehouse of statues, something strange happens, something that teaches Abraham a lesson about life and starts him on a life-long journey.

Sep 26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln by Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864-1945.

Abraham Lincoln

For nearly ninety years, Lord Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln has been the standard life history of the Great Emancipator. It has become one of the great classics of modern biography and has been read by millions. Charnwood describes the frontier life and continual self-education that developed Lincoln's rare character and helped him to adapt to great events and demands such as few other men have experienced. Lincoln the man is analyzed against the dramatic historical background of the Colonial days

Sep 26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln redeemer President by Guelzo, Allen C.

Abraham Lincoln redeemer President

This unique intellectual portrait explores the role of ideas in Lincoln's life. Guelzo presents Lincoln as a serious thinker deeply involved in the problems of nineteenth-century thought, including those of classical liberalism, the Lockean Enlightenment, Victorian unbelief, and Calvinist spirituality. Lincoln emerges as a philosophical man who appropriates certain religious values without adhering to any religion, who insists on the pre-eminence of self-interest in spite of becoming the Great E

Sep 26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address by Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, author.

Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address

Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on|March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as president of the United|States. At a time when victory over the secessionists in the American Civil War|was within days and slavery was near an end, Lincoln spoke of sadness. A mere|703 words, Lincoln's speech did not offer the North a victory speech, nor did|he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called on the entire|country's guilt for the bloody war and argued for rec

Sep 26, 2014
Absolute certainty by Connors, Rose.

Absolute certainty

After Martha "Marty" Nickerson, an assistant district attorney on Cape Cod, won a murder case, the suspect is put behind bars. But soon another body turns up in disturbingly similar circumstances. Did Marty and her colleagues target the wrong man?

Sep 26, 2014
Absolute truths by Howatch, Susan.

Absolute truths

Charles Ashworth, the bishop of Starbridge, is a man of great accomplishment, confidence, and conviction. Within the Church, he has earned a reputation as a strong, efficient, no-nonsense bishop. Outside the Church, he is known as "Anti-Sex Ashworth." But when Ashworth's beloved wife dies, a profound crisis of his faith begin. unexpectedly and with brutal force. As bereavement overwhelms his spiritual equilibrium, his strict morality is quickly revealed to him to be nothing more than a facade.

Sep 26, 2014
Absolution gap by Reynolds, Alastair, 1966-

Absolution gap

The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence-and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety-or draw down its darkest enemy.And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-y

Sep 26, 2014
Abundance by Henley, Beth.


From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they've never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends. As Abundance follows the two wome

Sep 26, 2014
Abundance of valor resistance, survival, and liberation, 1944-1945 by Irwin, Will, 1950-

Abundance of valor resistance, survival, and liberation, 1944-1945

The operation known as "Market Garden"-made famous in the book and film A Bridge Too Far-was the largest airborne assault in history up to that time. A high-risk Allied invasion of enemy territory that has become a legend of World War II, it still invites criticism from historians. Now a thrilling and revelatory new book re-creates the operation as never before, revealing for the first time the full adventures of the bold "Jedburgh" paratroopers whose exploits were almost unimaginably risky and

Sep 26, 2014
AC/DC the savage tale of the first standards war by McNichol, Tom.

AC/DC the savage tale of the first standards war

Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HDDVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought over how electricity would be transmitted around the world: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). The savage showdown between AC and DC changed the lives of billions of people, shaped the modern technological age, and set the stage for all standards wars to follow. AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison bet wrong in that war, ev

Sep 26, 2014
Accelerated a novel by Hruska, Bronwen.

Accelerated a novel

Every afternoon Sean Benning picks up his son, Toby, on the marble steps that lead into the prestigious Bradley School. Everything at Bradley is accelerated-third graders read at the sixth grade level, they have labs and facilities to rival most universities, and the chess champions are the bullies. A single dad and struggling artist, Sean sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the power-soccer-mom cliques and ladies-who-lunch that congregate on the steps every afternoon. But at least Toby is thri

Sep 26, 2014
Acceptance a novel by VanderMeer, Jeff, author.

Acceptance a novel

It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown-navigating new terrain and new challenges-the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.||In the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound-or terrifying.

Sep 26, 2014
Accidental love by Soto, Gary.

Accidental love

It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone. When she returns it to Rene, she feels curiously drawn to him. But Marisa and Rene aren't exactly a match made in heaven. For one thing, Marisa is achola; she's a lot of girl, and she's not ashamed of it. Skinny Rene gangles like a sackful of elbows and wears a calculator on his belt. In other words, he's a geek. So why can't Marisa stay away from him?

Sep 26, 2014
Accordance a Significance series novel by Crane, Shelly, author.

Accordance a Significance series novel

New York Times bestselling author Shelly Crane continues Maggie and Caleb's epic love story in the second installment of the Significance series.

Sep 26, 2014