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Final Shodows
Charles L. Grant
0385246463
Aug 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
For more than a decade, writer/editor Grant has collected and published dark fantasy and horror in the "Shadows" anthologies. In this, the final volume, he amasses 36 original tales by the genre's old, new, and occasional contributors. From Tanith Lee's eerie tale of an encounter with the enigmatic siren of the sea ("The Mermaid") to Michael Bishop's chilling story of a love affair based on lies ("Thirteen Lies About Hummingbirds"), the stories in this collection attest to the vigor of the literature of the macabre. Buy where there is a demand for horror.Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews
After a dozen years and volumes, editor Grant has decided to call it quits--so the present compilation of 36 dark fantasy stories will be the last. Featured...


Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Charles Bracelen Flood
0374166005
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The lives of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman are classic underdog stories. Both of these "obscure failures" experienced more disappointment than success prior to the start of the Civil War. By 1861, they had each resigned from the U.S. Army and failed in several civilian pursuits between them, including farming, real estate, retail, and banking. Further, Grant was known as a drunk and Sherman was labeled insane. But once they threw themselves into the war effort, their best traits and talents began to reveal themselves. Even their motives were similar--both men joined the war not to eradicate slavery but to hold the Union together, believing that secession was equal to treason. This dual biography gracefully reveals how the two men grew to be "as brothers," why their partnership proved essential to victory for the...


Early Caucasian Rugs
Charles Grant Ellis
9993736864
Nov 1975
Paperback
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The Warcraft: The Last Guardian (Warcraft Series), Vol. 3
Charles L. Grant
0671041517
December 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, long before the beginning of recorded time, there stood the world of Azeroth. Every kind of magical being strode the countryside among the tribes of man, and all was at peace -- until the arrival of the demons and horrors of the Burning Legion and their baneful Lord Sargeras, dark god of chaotic magic. Now Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, and Orcs all vie for supremacy across the scattered kingdoms -- part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world ofThe Guardians of Tirisfal: a line of champions imbued with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion. Medivh was fated from birth to become the greatest and most powerful of this noble order. But from the beginning a darkness...


Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Written and Read by Charles Bracelen Flood
0060857412
September 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
The lives of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman are classic underdog stories. Both of these "obscure failures" experienced more disappointment than success prior to the start of the Civil War. By 1861, they had each resigned from the U.S. Army and failed in several civilian pursuits between them, including farming, real estate, retail, and banking. Further, Grant was known as a drunk and Sherman was labeled insane. But once they threw themselves into the war effort, their best traits and talents began to reveal themselves. Even their motives were similar--both men joined the war not to eradicate slavery but to hold the Union together, believing that secession was equal to treason. This dual biography gracefully reveals how the two men grew to be "as brothers," why their partnership proved essential to victory for the...


Book of Enoch the Prophet
R. H. Charles
1578632595
May 2003
Paperback
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Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
Charles Pignone
0821228374
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This marvelous paean to the chairman of the board comes from the person who is perhaps the ultimate source of Sinatra information—Pignone, archivist for the Sinatra family and the president of the Sinatra Society of America fan club, working in collaboration with the Sinatra family. Those seeking scandal and intrigue should look elsewhere, for this volume has been lovingly put together, like a family album. The 204 black-and-white and color photos (some familiar, most not) tell the story of Sinatra as friends, relatives, and fellow musicians and singers—from his children to professionals such as Sammy Kahn and Billy May—offer their memories. But what stands out are the many realistic and beautifully reproduced memorabilia tucked into sleeves throughout: e.g., a 1944 radio program script between...


The Man on Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill
Molly Worthen
0618574670
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Most college freshmen have one class that shatters their adolescent worldview forever; for Worthen, it was a history seminar at Yale taught by retired diplomat Charles Hill. By semester's end, her hero worship had become so intense that she spent every available moment until her 2004 graduation pursuing his life story. The biography reveals Hill as a typical Cold War intellectual, serving his government in China and the Middle East as well as in Washington; most notably, in the Reagan-era Iran-Contra affair he was accused of withholding evidence from the independent counsel. Worthen is much less upset by this possible misstep, however, than by her idol's emotional aloofness from his family. Worthen's youth doesn't serve her work, or her subject, well. She imbues Hill's life with artificial melodrama. She also...


In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State
Charles Murray
0844742236
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Libertarian Murray's Losing Ground laid the groundwork for controversial welfare reform proposals. His latest volume continues in the same vein, positing that government support has exacerbated dysfunctional underclass behavior, and offering a compromise to social democrats who call starve-the-beast policies cruel. In "The Plan," all the money currently used in transfer programs Murray doesn't deem universal (Social Security, agricultural subsidies, corporate welfare, as opposed to national defense, clean air, etc.) would be redirected into a new program that gives each citizen an annual $10,000 cash grant, beginning at age 21. The plan would slice one Gordian knot: everyone would be required to buy health insurance, insurers would have to treat the entire population as a single pool and changes in tort and...


Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History
Peter Charles Hoffer
0700608591
November 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In late seventeenth-century New England, the eternal battle between God and Satan was brought into the courtroom. Between January 1692 and May 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts, neighbors turned against neighbors and children against parents with accusations of witchcraft, and nineteen people were hanged for having made pacts with the devil. Peter Charles Hoffer, a historian long familiar with the Salem witchcraft trials, now reexamines this notorious episode in American history and presents many of its legal details in correct perspective for the first time. He tells the real story of how religious beliefs, superstitions, clan disputes, and Anglo-American law and custom created an epidemic of accusations that resulted in the investigation of nearly two hundred colonists and, for many, the ordeal of trail and...


Discovery of Insulin
Michael Bliss
0226058980
January 1982
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In a brilliant, definitive history of one of the most significant and controversial medical events of modern times, award-winning historian Michael Bliss brings to light a bizarre clash of scientific personalities. When F. G. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod won the 1923 Nobel Prize for discovering and isolating insulin, Banting immediately announced that he was dividing his share of the prize with his young associate, C. H. Best. Macleod divided his share with a fourth member of the team, J. B. Collip. For the next sixty years medical opinion was intensely divided over the allotment of credit for the discovery of insulin. In resolving this controversy, Bliss also offers a wealth of new detail on such subjects as the treatment of diabetes before insulin and the life-and-death struggle to manufacture insulin.


Don't Know Much About the Civil War
Kenneth Charles Davis
0380719088
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
By the vastly amusing author of Don't Know Much About History and Don't Know Much About Geography, this fresh look at America's greatest conflict will dispel all those misconceptions you acquired by watching "Gone With the Wind". Davis has a genius for bringing history to life, sorting out the players, the politics and the key events -- Harpers Ferry, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Emancipation, Reconstruction -- in a way that will enlighten even the most dedicated back-of-the-class napper. A brilliant crash course, this book vividly brings to life the people -- from Dred Scott to Abraham Lincoln -- and the everyday details that make up History with a capital H. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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