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The Conquering Sword of Conan
Robert E. Howard
0345461533
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Review
“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”
–Stephen King

“Howard honestly believed the basic truth of the stories he was telling. It’s as if he’d said, ‘This is how life was really lived in those former savage times!’ ”
–David Drake

“For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”
–H. P. Lovecraft

Book Description
“FOR HEADLONG, NONSTOP ADVENTURE AND FOR VIVID, EVEN FLORID, SCENERY, NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE TO HOWARD.”
–Harry Turtledove

In a meteoric career that covered only a dozen years, Robert E. Howard defined the sword-and-sorcery genre. In doing so, he brought...


Black like Me
John Howard Griffin
0451192036
November 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Griffin's (The Devil Rides Outside) mid-century classic on race brilliantly withstands both the test of time and translation to audio format. Concerned by the lack of communication between the races and wondering what "adjustments and discriminations" he would face as a Negro in the Deep South, the late author, a journalist and self-described "specialist in race issues," left behind his privileged life as a Southern white man to step into the body of a stranger. In 1959, Griffin headed to New Orleans, darkened his skin and immersed himself in black society, then traveled to several states until he could no longer stand the racism, segregation and degrading living conditions. Griffin imparts the hopelessness and despair he felt while executing his social experiment, and professional narrator Childs renders this...


The Bloody Crown of Conan
Robert E. Howard
0345461525
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Review
“Stories such as “The People of the Black Circle” glow with the fierce and eldritch light of his frenzied intensity.”
–STEPHEN KING

“I adore these books. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life. I heartily recommend them to anyone who loves fantasy.”
–DAVID GEMMELL, author of Legend and White Wolf


Book Description
In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery–and brought to life one of fantasy’s boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian–reaver, slayer, barbarian, king.

This lavishly...


The Marines
Edwin Howard Simmons (Editor)
0760762201
September 2004
Hardcover
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The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Robert E. Howard
0345461517
Dec 2003
Paperback
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), the creator of a blue-eyed Cimmerian fighting man, who wandered the ancient Hyborian age as a thief, pirate and mercenary, before finally seizing the royal throne of Aquilonia. In the course of many adventures, this axe and sword-wielding battle-machine was to encounter Stygian demons, a lonely being from another planet, vampiric witches and saturnine sorcerers who possess the elixir of life, a seraglio's worth of scantily clad slave girls, more than one haughty but secretly hot-blooded princess, and, not least, many, many, indeed hordes, of bloodthirsty, blood-crazed Picts, Kushites, Shemites, Vendhyans and Hyrkanians. Even more remarkably, this indomitable warrior earned the love of both Belit, the...


Bran Mak Morn
Robert E. Howard
0345461541
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”
–STEPHEN KING

“Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you’ll find in heroic fantasy. If you’ve never read him before, you’re in for a real treat.”
–CHARLES DE LINT, award-winning author of Forests of the Heart

Book Description
From Robert E. Howard’s fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard’s characters, none embodied his creator’s brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race.

In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But...


The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Robert E. Howard
0345483855
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), the creator of a blue-eyed Cimmerian fighting man, who wandered the ancient Hyborian age as a thief, pirate and mercenary, before finally seizing the royal throne of Aquilonia. In the course of many adventures, this axe and sword-wielding battle-machine was to encounter Stygian demons, a lonely being from another planet, vampiric witches and saturnine sorcerers who possess the elixir of life, a seraglio's worth of scantily clad slave girls, more than one haughty but secretly hot-blooded princess, and, not least, many, many, indeed hordes, of bloodthirsty, blood-crazed Picts, Kushites, Shemites, Vendhyans and Hyrkanians. Even more remarkably, this indomitable warrior earned the love of both Belit, the...


The Good, the Bad, and the Mad: Some Weird People in American History
E. Randall Floyd
0760766002
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The quiet spinster who erupted one day in a blinding flash of violence, the brilliant scientist that was terrified of women wearing pearl earrings, the inexperienced pilot who took off from New York bound for Los Angeles and landed 27 hours later¿in Dublin! These are just a few of the many saints, sinners, hucksters, and oddballs you'll meet in The Good, The Bad & The Mad. In this compellingly off-beat peek into America's past, E. Randall Floyd examines a fascinating array of men and women who achieved fame, fortune, or notoriety because (or in spite of) their glaring peculiarities. Did you know that: Stonewall Jackson was as renowned for his odd personal habits as for his daring flank attacks? Conan the Barbarian author Robert Howard lived all his life with his mother and committed suicide immediately after she...


An Understanding of the Fundamental Techniques of Volleyball
Robert E. Howard
0205165583
July 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique book presents in-depth coverage of the fundamental skills of volleyball, with emphasis on learning and development that will lead to volleyball success. Written specifically for the benefit of the player, each skill is described in detail and analyzed in comparison to other techniques in order to explicitly show why one skill may be preferred over another.

From the Back Cover
This unique book presents in-depth coverage of the fundamental skills of volleyball, with emphasis on learning and development that will lead to volleyball success. Written specifically for the benefit of the player, each skill is described in detail and analyzed in comparison to other techniques in order to explicitly show why one skill may be preferred over another.


The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
Robert Ervin Howard
0345461509
June 2004
Paperback
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Review
“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”
—STEPHEN KING

“I adore these books. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style—broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life. I heartily recommend them to anyone who loves fantasy.”
—DAVID GEMMELL
Author of Legend and White Wolf

“The voice of Robert E. Howard still resonates after decades with readers— equal parts ringing steel, thunderous horse hooves, and spattered blood.
Far from being a stereotype, his creation of Conan is the high heroic adventurer. His raw muscle and sinews, boiling temper, and lusty
laughs are the gauge by which all modern heroes must be...


My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror
Louis J. Freeh
0312321899
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Freeh defends his performance as FBI director (1993-2001) and retaliates against Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies and Bill Clinton's My Life in this smooth memoir, written with the help of Means. "I spent most of the almost eight years as director investigating the man who had appointed me," Freeh declares on the book's first page, but readers expecting juicy revelations about those investigations are going to be disappointed. Freeh goes into fascinating detail when describing the FBI's work on the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia-the most damning thing he has to say about Clinton is that Clinton didn't push for the prosecution of the bombers. Freeh's recounting of his work as an FBI agent in 1970s, when his team helped eviscerate the power of the Italian mafia in New York, is similarly generous with details....


Kull
Robert E. Howard
0345490177
Oct 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
As some cover blurbs so rightly state, "Before Conan--there was Kull!" The warrior Kull was yet another popular creation of pulp writer Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), generally credited as the originator of the subgenre heroic fantasy. Yet Kull should not be dismissed as second-rate Conan. (Although Howard did transform a few unsold Kull adventures into those of Conan the Cimmerian when the later series took off with the public.) Set in ancient, lost Atlantis, the Kull stories take place mostly after the barbarian has already come to power as King Kull of Valusia. What makes these scant dozen stories most memorable is Howard's heightened style of mystical decadence, similar here to his Weird Tales contemporary, Clark Ashton Smith. Rest assured there's enough gruesome bloodletting and wanton savagery to satisfy the most...


To Lead a Nation: The Presidency in the Twentieth Century (Portable Professor Series)
Robert Dallek
0760750092
May 2004
Compact Disc
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Pub Scene
Jane Peyton
0470018097
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"...a valuable photo-reference for anyone involved in pub design/refurbishment, or just interested in pub architecture in general." (Architectural Technology, April 2006)

Book Description
The pub scene across the world is characterised by its casual warmth and conviviality. It has none of the pretences or formality of a restaurant or cocktail bar. It is the relaxed setting in which friends and strangers alike can choose to meet. The pub is where we go to celebrate a special occasion with a group of chums, but also where we might go to flirt intimately with a prospective lover. It is a comfortable destination for seeking out the company of others. Whether located on a street corner in the Scottish Highlands, Munich or New Zealand, a favourite pub is defined by its own distinct...


Katharine Hepburn: The Untold Story
James Robert Parish
155583891X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the most singular performers of the 20th century, Hepburn was known as a no-nonsense woman who flouted the rules of stardom. Yet Parish, author of several celebrity bios (of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gus Van Sant and others), believes Hepburn's "mannish attitudes, attire, and manners were far more indicative of her sexual nature than a reflection of her role as a pioneering feminist." According to the author, Hepburn's offstage image as a frank, plainspeaking woman was a sham, a role she adopted to deflect accusations of being a lesbian. The case, which Parish builds on gossip and hearsay, suggests her love affairs with men were business maneuvers or publicity stunts. Her relationships with Howard Hughes, John Ford and Spencer Tracey were more platonic than physical, Parish insists, since these men...


Robert E. Howard
Leon Nielsen
0786426462
Nov 2006
Hardcover
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