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The Visit: A Tragicomedy

The Visit: A Tragicomedy

by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee (Translator)

Unsavoury relationships, greed and mass hysteria

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5out of 5 by DLRS 3 days ago

Some critics and playgoers consider 'The Visit' (Der Besuch der alten Dame) to be Friedrich Dürrenmatt's finest play. Others prefer 'The Physicists' (Die Physiker). I find both of them par ... More

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The Physicists: A Comedy in Two Acts

The Physicists: A Comedy in Two Acts

by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee (Translator)

Permanent reminder

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5out of 5 by DLRS 3 days ago

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) was one of the two leading Swiss writers of the twentieth century, the other being his contemporary Max Frisch (1911-1991). Highly popular in the German-speaking ... More

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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J Gaines

Great book!

5out of 5 by Flo W 3 days ago

The book was was great & full of impact! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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A Desert Called Peace

A Desert Called Peace

by Tom Kratman

Top notch military SF

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5out of 5 by F4pilot 3 days ago

If you are a fan of military science fiction you already know of Tom Kratman. If you haven't heard of him, get a copy of A DESERT CALLED PEACE and read it. It's the first book in a very interesting ... More

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To Tame Texan

To Tame Texan

by Evelyn A Crowe

Lorraine Heath's Story = OK: Others = Uninspired

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3out of 5 by jjares 4 days ago

LONG STRETCH OF LONESOME (Lorraine Heath) This is my favorite of the 4 stories. Gunslinger Chance Wilder has been hired to kill the new owner of a small patch of land. On the way, he is hired by a ... More

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Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children

Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children

by Kate Dempsey (Editor), Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Anne Higonnet

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3out of 5 by WILLIAM J.A.[+] 4 days ago

THIS BOOK IS STAYING IN MY LIBRARY BUT I WISHED I HAD SEEN IT NEW FOR $40 AS PUBLISHED.THE PICTURES ARE VERY ORDINARY.I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT FOR THE $90-$150 AND MORE IT IS SELLING FOR.OF COURSE SOME ... More

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A Partisan's Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust

A Partisan's Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust

by Faye Schulman

A Terrifically Moving Memoir!

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5out of 5 by Michael G 4 days ago

A simple and decent teenaged Jewish girl living in a small Polish town on the eastern border with Russia is swept up into the chaos of history during WWII by the Nazi extermination of her entire town ... More

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Days of Entropy: Book 3 - The Chains We Forge

Days of Entropy: Book 3 - The Chains We Forge

by Marc Everitt

wish i could give this 6 stars

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5out of 5 by wektoman 4 days ago

this might be one of the best books I have ever read. sounds extreme? buy the book and read it and you'll see what I mean. This story is awesome and the conclusion is great. I was surprised by how ... More

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Days of Entropy: Book 2 - The Dead Earth

Days of Entropy: Book 2 - The Dead Earth

by Marc Everitt

this guys kicks butt

5out of 5 by wektoman 4 days ago

finally an author who doesn't patronise us or write a load of technical mumba jumbo that you need a degree in engineering or temporal physics to understand. this second book in the series takes the ... More

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Days of Entropy: Book 1 - A Pale Horse

Days of Entropy: Book 1 - A Pale Horse

by Marc Everitt

sci fi to get your teeth into

5out of 5 by wektoman 4 days ago

I read a lot of sci fi, but this is a class apart. well written, exciting and above all fun. The story is nothing I haven't seen before - set in the future with earth desolate and abandoned - but it ... More

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Days of Entropy: Book 2 - The Dead Earth

Days of Entropy: Book 2 - The Dead Earth

by Marc Everitt

the adventure continues

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5out of 5 by scifigirl 4 days ago

I am growing addicted to this author. I have read his Restitution Road several times now and tore my way through the first part of this trilogy. as with most middle parts of a trilogy this is not as ... More

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Restitution Road

Restitution Road

by Marc Everitt

brilliant book

5out of 5 by scifigirl 4 days ago

great book, really enjoyable. an adventure beyond the grave but moving, funny and exciting. lots to think about but most importantly a lot of fun and a great science fiction story from a talented new ... More

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Days of Entropy: Book 1 - A Pale Horse

Days of Entropy: Book 1 - A Pale Horse

by Marc Everitt

wonderful book

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5out of 5 by scifigirl 4 days ago

the first in a sci fi trilogy, this is a fantastic book. I read Restitution Road by the same author and I really enjoyed it so I thought I would try this one. Soooooo good. It is a sprawling science ... More

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Restitution Road

Restitution Road

by Marc Everitt

Love this book

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5out of 5 by wektoman 4 days ago

I love this book. I had not read anything by the author before, never heard of him, but I was recommended this book by a friend. glad I gave it a try as I just adored it. So easy to read and very ... More

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Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies

Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies

Masterpieces

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4out of 5 by Michael N 4 days ago

Vaughan Williams was an accomplished Composer that wrote much good music. His symphonies are splendid and beautiful. This is a good recording with fantastic artists. I recommend it highly. More

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Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen

Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen

by James I Robertson

An honourable man.

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5out of 5 by Michael N 4 days ago

Very interesting book about a real American hero, and a true gentleman, who - despite being against slavery - chose to fight for his 'homeland' Virginia and the Confederacy, when he was asked to take ... More

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French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters

by Karen Le Billon

Lively and thought-provoking

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5out of 5 by jandr 4 days ago

A lively account of a North American family who moved to a French village and learned the place of food in French culture: meals are the central event of the day, well prepared, eaten at leisure and ... More

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The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays

The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays

by Carolyn Gage

Well worth reading

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4out of 5 by jandr 4 days ago

Each play (some of them very short) gives voice to an unknown, or wrongly construed, woman in history. Well researched, thought provoking; worth reading. But of course no play really comes to life ... More

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New York, New York; the city as seen by masters of art and literature

New York, New York; the city as seen by masters of art and literature

by John Gordon (Editor), L. Rust Hills

a magnificent tribute to New York City

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5out of 5 by Sarahagnes 4 days ago

a beautiful combination of visual art and literature and history--for everyone who cares about New York City More

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Living by the Book Workbook

Living by the Book Workbook

by Howard G Hendricks, William D Hendricks

Living By The Book

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5out of 5 by Linda G 4 days ago

I love this book and we are using it in Bible Study, it is an effective tool; great book for learning how to study the Bible More

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The Visitors at Merville House

The Visitors at Merville House

by Sally Tyree Smith

The Visitors at Merville House by Sally Tyree Smit

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5out of 5 by Cyndy O 4 days ago

Swift delivery and book in great condition. Author is my husbands Aunt and we are trying to collect all her books. Husbands mother was also an author and we have collection of all her books. ... More

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Dangerous

Dangerous

by Anita Mills

Not One of Anita Mill's Best Books

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2out of 5 by jjares 5 days ago

Looking for closure, Verena Howard leaves her lonely, schoolteacher existence in Pennsylvania to resolve her father?s will in Texas. She is unprepared for the boldness of western men, in regard to ... More

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Turning the Tide: Real Hope, Real Change

Turning the Tide: Real Hope, Real Change

by Dr. Charles F Stanley

Change Starts With Us

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5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 5 days ago

In Turning the Tide, Pastor Charles Stanley provides an analysis of the problems currently facing our nation and several solutions to solving these problems. Some of these problems include mounting ... More

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Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot

Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot

by Starr Smith, Walter Cronkite, IV (Foreword by)

james stewart during WWII

5out of 5 by pat q 5 days ago

I always wanted to know just what jimmy stewart did during the war, and I did. Sounds like he was just a regular guy doing his part for the war effort. It was a good read. More

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