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Dashiell Hammett
Jack Adrian
0195085000
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul: Stories Celebrating the Magic of Friendship
Jack L. Canfield
0757301541
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As most women will attest, no relationship can take the place of a good girlfriend. At every stage of life, close female friends support each other, enjoy life together and listen patiently as the other vents. This latest addition to the Chicken Soup series celebrates this relationship with dozens of heartwarming tales. Divided into sections such as "Overcoming Obstacles," "Special Moments" and "The True Meaning of Friendship," these stories, poems and letters touch on all aspects of friendship at all stages of life, from lighthearted moments to more serious and sometimes sad occasions. In "Princess Poobah," Betsy Carter humorously describes the way she and her best friend, Sherry-Lee, fought back, after being excluded from high school sororities, by forming their own group, one with no function but with a...


Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories
Bill Pronzini (Editor)
019510353X
May 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Prolific anthologist and mystery writer Pronzini (the Nameless Detective series) and Adrian (Detective Stories for the Strand) have compiled a superb anthology of gritty crime fiction. Grouped by decade, from the 1920s to the '90s, the stories sample some of the best crime writers, many of whom cut their teeth on pulp, including Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Mickey Spillane, James M. Cain, Elmore Leonard, Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain), James Ellroy, Andrew Vachss and Lawrence Block. Some of the older tales, like Hammett's plot-heavy, trick-ending "The Scorched Face," haven't aged well. Others, like Macdonald's "Guilt-Edged Blonde," a Lew Archer story, and Leonard's "3:10 to Yuma," a taut tale of a marshal escorting a convicted robber to prison, still impress in this account of the evolution of an American...


The Passenger
E. F. Benson
1899562818
Sept 1999
(Hardcover) - Limited Ed.
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Oxford Book of Historical Stories
Michael Cox (Editor)
0192142194
April 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Historical fiction has long produced many of our best-loved works, from War and Peace to Gone with the Wind, from A Tale of Two Cities to Lonesome Dove. Now veteran anthologists Michael Cox and Jack Adrian have collected fifty years worth of historical short stories, offering entertainment and
illumination for general readers and devoted fans.
The Oxford Book of Historical Fiction ranges far and wide, bringing together the work of a diverse array of writers. Here Aldous Huxley rubs shoulders with Arthur Conan Doyle, Rafael Sabatini with William Faulkner, and Thomas Hardy with John Buchan. Here are tales of adventure, studied chronicles
of lives of the past, tightly plotted stories, and well-informed illustrations of the experience of life in ages long gone. The settings range from Alexander the Great's...


The Art of Profitability
Adrian Slywotzky
1586214713
August 2003
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
This compact tome from consultant Slywotzky (The Profit Zone) offers 23 business lessons via the tale of a manager's quest to learn the "art of profitability" from David Zhao, a wise master. It's an attractive and refreshing concept that taps into the Zen of business. The author cautions readers to "please read only one chapter per week... Think about it. Let it stew." His advice, centered around the mantra that the path to profitability lies in fully understanding the customer, is valuable- e.g., watch out for cracks in a business's foundation, because they can quickly lead to a collapse. Slywotzky has tried to make his text seem ancient, even timeless, by featuring the cliché of the wise sage and the eager pupil, and this forced effort may frustrate some readers looking for a quick fix. But those seeking a...


The Art of Profitability (4 Cassettes)
Adrian J. Slywotzky
1586214705
August 2003
Audio
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From Publishers Weekly
This compact tome from consultant Slywotzky (The Profit Zone) offers 23 business lessons via the tale of a manager's quest to learn the "art of profitability" from David Zhao, a wise master. It's an attractive and refreshing concept that taps into the Zen of business. The author cautions readers to "please read only one chapter per week... Think about it. Let it stew." His advice, centered around the mantra that the path to profitability lies in fully understanding the customer, is valuable- e.g., watch out for cracks in a business's foundation, because they can quickly lead to a collapse. Slywotzky has tried to make his text seem ancient, even timeless, by featuring the cliché of the wise sage and the eager pupil, and this forced effort may frustrate some readers looking for a quick fix. But those seeking a...


Rough Guide to New York
Martin Dunford
1858281717
August 1996
Paperback
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Open City Magazine, Vol. 13
Manufactured by Open City Books
1890447242
July 2001
Paperback
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Library Journal
"Takes the old literary magazine format and revitalizes it for a new generation's tastes." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Village Voice
"An athletic balance of hipster glamour and highbrow esoterica." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Pickin' 'n' Squintin': A Collection of 12 Fingerstyle Guitar Solos
As Recorded by Adrian Legg
1575602555
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
12 solo acoustic guitar pieces from this award-winning fingerstyle master, ordered in an ascending degree of difficulty. Titles include: Anu * Chicken Licken's Last Ride * Coging's Glory * The Irish Girl * Kinvarra's Child * L'Amour Manque * Last Track * Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz * Mrs. Jack's Last Stand * Nail Talk * Nanci * Queenie's Waltz. Features performance notes by Adrian Legg, tablature, and for each song, a photo and a listing of the recording on which it is included.


The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy
Mike Ashley (Editor)
0786708670
July 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As prolific editor Ashley shows in this third comic fantasy anthology, a mix of reprints and original tales, humor comes in many varieties, but it's the most fragile of literary forms, often not traveling or aging well. Such a story as Stan Nicholls's "Polly Put the Mockers On" remains untranslatably British. Wizards, nearly all British, pop up drearily in far too many of the entries. In her heavy-handed, wizard-laden pastiche of Damon Runyon, "Broadway Barbarian," Cherith Baldry manages to convert gold to lead. More successful on the whole are the reprints, notably Porter Emerson Browne's "The Diplodocus" (1908), about a Luther Burbank type who combines animal instead of plant species with hilarious results, and Nelson Bond's "Nothing in the Rules" (1943), an ingratiating romp about horse racing and a rakish,...

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