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Ripcord
Keith William Nolan
0891418091
June 2003
Paperback
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Review
“AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB ACCOUNT OF WAR AT THE LEVEL OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER . . . This is a major contribution to Vietnam War literature, particularly of action at the small-unit level.”
—Military Review

“Keith Nolan’s research, his comprehension of the political as well as the military actions, his careful concern for those who were there, and, most of all, his writing, are superb. I recommend Ripcord without stint or reservation.”
—STEPHEN AMBROSE

“With Ripcord, Keith Nolan has added another significant battle history to his impressive list of works on the Vietnam War.”
—JOHN DEL VECCHIO
Author of The 13th Valley


Review
?AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB ACCOUNT OF WAR AT...


Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream
P. Haining
0760715742
August 1999
Hardcover
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Nightmare Town
Dashiell Hammett
0375701028
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Because he was silenced by illness, debt, harassment, and writer's block for so many years before his death in 1961 at the age of 66, any fresh appearance of work by Dashiell Hammett deserves to be treated with special attention and respect. The editors of this new collection of 20 of his best--and most representative--stories from pulp magazines such as Black Mask in the 1920s and 30s remind us how much influence Hammett had on the mystery genre, both in print and on screen. The opening of the title story has all the impact of a long shot in a terrific noir film: "A Ford--whitened by desert travel until it was almost indistinguishable from the dust-clouds that swirled around it--came down Izzard's Main Street. Like the dust, it came swiftly, erratically, zigzagging the breadth of the roadway." Then, in a perfect jump cut,...


William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Retold by Bruce Coville
0142501689
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love making mischief. When Oberon, the Fairy King, and his loyal hobgoblin servant, Puck, intervene in human affairs, the fate of these young couples is magically and hilariously transformed. Like a classic fairy tale, this retelling of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedy is perfect for older readers who will find much to treasure and for younger readers who will love hearing the story read aloud.


Growing Up Catholic
William Michael Nolan
053314969X
July 2005
Hardcover
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Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
Marian Keyes
0060090375
June 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lucy Sullivan, the eponymous heroine of Irish writer Keyes's second offbeat romantic comedy to be published in the U.S. (after Watermelon), fancies herself simultaneously miserable and happy. A 26-year-old Londoner, Lucy is the kind of woman who thinks that any man who's decent to her must be Mr. Wrong. But when she visits a fortune-teller with a trio of mismatched friends, a marriage is predicted for the near future. When the fortune-teller's prophecies for the other three come true in peculiar ways, even disbelieving, boyfriendless Lucy begins to suspect that, somehow, wedding bells will ring for her. The identity of the lucky man will come as no surprise, though Lucy remains oblivious until the very end, but there are many eligible bachelors on the scene, among them Gus, Lucy's sexy but unreliable new lover;...


Saying Secrets
Christopher Conlon
0595127754
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description

Saying Secrets is the first collection from acclaimed writer and poet Christopher Conlon—five tales of contemporary life by turns lyrical and brutal, most originally published in The Long Story literary journal. Whether taking you inside the mind of a horribly disfigured woman, bringing you along on a psychotic teenager’s final rampage, or introducing you to a girl in California who both is and is not Anne Frank, Conlon is a storyteller whose words and worlds you’ll not soon forget.This edition features a special Introduction by William F. Nolan, author of some sixty books (including Dashiell Hammett: A Life on the Edge and the Black Mask Boys mystery series) along with an Afterword by scriptwriter George Clayton Johnson, whose screen credits range from the Sinatra Rat Pack...



Dumping Billy
Olivia Goldsmith
064171808X

Audio
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House to House
Keith William Nolan
0760323305
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The main focus of 'House to House' is the 9th Infantry Division's efforts to clear the VC from southern Saigon during the so-called Mini-Tet Offensive of May 1968. The defense of Tan Son Nhut Airbase by the 377th Security Police Squadron, USAF, is also described, as is the wounding of General Loan of the Vietnamese National Police, and the deaths of five journalists in the Cholon section of Saigon. For additional information on the fighting in Saigon during Mini-Tet, see 'Vietnam, Inc.' by Philip Jones Griffiths,'Dispatches' by Michael Herr, and 'After Tet' by Ronald Spector.

From the Inside Flap
REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, May 1968: The battles of the Tet Offensive were over, and the Paris Peace Talks were about to begin. Yet, the battlefield situation remained tense. Shocked by...


Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo's Mic
Milo Hamilton
1596700270
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Millions of sports fans know the dulcet tones of Milo Hamilton's melodious voice. They remember his call of baseball's most magic moment: the home run that made Hank Aaron the new home run king in 1974. However, he was also behind the mike when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run in 1961, when Stan Musial hit five home runs in one day, and when Nate Colbert duplicated Musial's feat two decades later. Now in his seventh decade at the baseball mike, Hamilton was the oldest active announcer who worked the entire 162-game schedule in 2005. He still has not lost his youthful enthusiasm. Hamilton has called 11 no-hitters and two World Series, often in tandem with such broadcast legends as Jack Buck, Jack Brickhouse, and Bob Elson. Those pairings did not always prove to be perfect. In the book, Hamilton speaks frankly about...


Sharks Never Sleep
William F. Nolan
0786116293
Sept 1999
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Booklist
Nolan, best known for Logan's Run (1976) as well as his two Edgar Allan Poe Special Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, is also making a mark with his Black Mask novels. This third effort in his new series is narrated by Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner and features those other detective-fiction icons, Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Setting his novel in Hollywood in the late 1930s, Nolan has also thrown in Mae West, Gloria Swanson, and auto-racing legend Barney Oldfield, as Gardner attempts to prove his innocence in the murders of a former sweetheart and her singing-star husband. An experienced trial lawyer before devoting himself full time to writing, Gardner serves as his own defense counsel with Hammett and Chandler helping with the gumshoe work. A clever mix of fact and fiction, veteran...


Dumping Billy
Olivia Goldsmith
044669505X
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Kate Jameson has outgrown her Brooklyn gang: Bina, Bunny, Barbie and Bev, aka the Bitches of Bushwick. While the Bs still go for French manicures and (gasp) matching furniture, Kate has embraced the urbane life. She has a Chelsea apartment and a neat job as school psychologist at Andrew Country Day "in the best neighborhood in Manhattan." But when Kate meets bad boy bar owner Billy Nolan in her natal borough, she instantly wants to get Brooklyn back into the girl. He's hot for her, too, but fate intervenes in the form of Kate's best friend, Elliot Winston. Elliot and his boyfriend, Brice, are determined to keep Kate from committing romantic folly yet again. In a plot twist that the late Goldsmith (The First Wives Club, etc.) might have called Queer Eye for the Straight Goy, Elliot notices that every time Billy...


Weird Tales 299 (Winter 1990/1991)
Darrell Schweitzer
0809532158
Dec 1990
Paperback
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African American Heritage Hymnal: 575 Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs
Delores Carpenter
1579991246
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Eight years of inspired work by a committee of more than 30 musicians and pastors, all leaders in African American worship and gospel music, have resulted in this compendium representing the common repertoire of African American churches across the United States. For the first time in an African American hymnal, traditional hymns and songs are notated to reflect performance practices found in the oral tradition of the black church in America. At a time when such traditions are falling victim to modern technology, this book strives to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Presented are litanies for “Fifty-Two Sundays of Worshipful Celebration” outlining an African American church year, including such special days as Martin Luther King Sunday, Elders’ Day, Mother’s Day, and Men’s...


Weird Tales 302 (Fall 1991)
Darrell Schweitzer
0809532182
Sept 1991
Paperback
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Applied Strategic Planning: How to Develop a Plan That Really Works
Leonard Goodstein
0070240205
June 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description

Written by three top consultants and trainers, Applied Strategic Planning shows managers and CEOs a clear, totally effective way to identify and implement strategic objectives.

Applied Strategic Planning surpasses other strategic planning models in many key areas, including: Emphasis on organizational culture Integration of business and functional plans Performance audits Gap analysis Values clarification

Goodstein, Nolan, and Pfeiffer take managers through all phases of the strategic planning process, including: How to determine if an organization is ready for strategic planing Effectively communicate a corporate vision Recognize the role of culture in changing strategic direction Understand the various roles of a consultant Write effective mission statements Create contingency...



Weird Tales 317-320 (Fall 1999-Summer 2000)
Darrell Schweitzer
0809532255
June 2000
Paperback
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Ellis Island Christmas
Maxinne Rhea Leighton
014240506X
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Papa has already left Poland, and Krysia longs to see him again. "First we must cross the ocean to get to Ellis Island in America," says Mama. "That’s where Papa is waiting for us." Saying goodbye to her home is hard, and the ocean voyage is long and stormy, but finally, on Christmas Eve, Krysia sees the Statue of Liberty! Dennis Nolan’s richly rendered illustrations powerfully evoke the uncertainty, wonder, and hope of this young immigrant’s experience. An Ellis Island Christmas is a holiday story to treasure, year after year.

Card catalog description
Having left Poland and braved ocean storms to join her father in America, Krysia arrives at Ellis Island on Christmas Eve. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Pat F. Garrett's the Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid
Commentaries by Frederick W. Nolan
0806132272
June 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Few figures are as associated with the Wild West as Billy, the Kid. As with many of those frontier figures, the myths, often created by pennydreadfuls and B movies, have overshadowed the truth. Sheriff Garrett was both Billy's friend and the man who eventually sent him to the last roundup. With the help of ghostwriter Ash Upton, Garrett published what he called the Kid's Authentic story in 1882. This annotated edition, however, shows that it wasn't quite so authentic after all, and here, Western historian Frederick Nolan includes notes and commentary correcting falsehoods written by Upton along with 19 period photos. Was Billy a true Western hero fighting for justice in New Mexico's Lincoln County War or simply a wacko who enjoyed killing? Find out here. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Dark Universe
William F. Nolan
0843951907
Dec 2003
Paperback
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