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Обложка книги 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

 Автор: Pitlor Heidi, Moore Lorrie

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls “all its wildnesses of character and voice.”

These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway’s first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write “as an aid to love-making.” Nancy Hale’s story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen’s story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver’s “minimalism,” a term he disliked, and Grace Paley’s “secular Yiddishkeit.” Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American.

Moore writes that the process of assembling these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly not just at literary history but at actual history — the cries and chatterings, silences and descriptions of a nation in flux.” 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories is an invaluable testament, a retrospective of our country’s ever-changing but continually compelling literary artistry.

LORRIE MOORE, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, is now the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was short-listed for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and her most recent story collection, Bark, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor Award.

HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

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Обложки нет A Frequency Dictionary of American English

 Автор: Dee Davies, Mark,Gardner,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги All American Girl All American Girl

 Автор: Cabot Meg

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги American Assassin American Assassin

 Автор: Flynn Vince

 Серия: , Mitch Rapp

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Политический детектив, Триллер


#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world… and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America 's shores. Stansfield directs his protégé, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command-men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy's doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn't know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn's latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation's ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

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Обложка книги American buffal: in search of a lost icon American buffal: in search of a lost icon

 Автор: Rinella Steven

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные


Published in the United States by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

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Обложка книги American Decameron American Decameron

 Автор: Dunn Mark

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's most ambitious novel to date. American Decameron tells one hundred stories, each taking place in a different year of the 20th century.

A girl in Galveston is born on the eve of a great storm and the dawn of the 20th century. Survivors of the Lusitania are accidentally reunited in the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus Army find himself face to face with General MacArthur. A failed writer attempts to end his life on the Golden Gate Bridge until an unexpected heroine comes to his rescue, and on the doorstep of a new millennium, as the clock strikes twelve, the stage is set for a stunning denouement as the American century converges upon itself in a Greenwich nursing home, tying together all of the previous tales and the last one hundred years.

Zany and affecting, deeply moving and wildly hilarious, American Decameron is one America's most powerful voices at the top its game.

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Обложка книги American Front American Front

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Серия: Great War

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История

Обложка книги American Genius: A Comedy American Genius: A Comedy

 Автор: Tillman Lynne

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Lynne Tillman’s previous novels have won her both popular approval and critical praise from such literary heavyweights as Edmund White and Colm Tóibín. With American Genius, her first novel since 1998's No Lease on Life, she shows what might happen if Jane Austen were writing in 21st-century America. Employing her trademark crystalline prose and intricate, hypnotic sentences, Tillman fashions a microcosm of American democracy: a scholarly colony functioning like Melville’s Pequod. In this otherworld, competing values — rationality and irrationality, generosity and selfishness, love and lust, shame and honor — collide through a witty narrative, cycling through such disparate tropes as skin disease, chair design, and Manifest Destiny. All this is folded into the narrator’s memories and emotional life, culminating in a séance that may offer escape and transcendence — or perhaps nothing. Grand and minute, elegiac and hilarious, Lynne Tillman expands the possibilities of the American novel in this dazzling read.

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Обложка книги American Gods American Gods

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Старинное, Старинная литература


Shadow si è fatto tre anni dentro. Sta per uscire ma proprio il giorno prima di tornare in libertà lo informano che sua moglie e il suo migliore amico sono morti in un misterioso incidente. Sull’aereo che lo riporta a casa, Shadow fa conoscenza con un enigmatico Mister Wednesday che gli offre di lavorare per lui. Shadow finisce per accettare: un lavoro gli risolve il problema di cosa fare della sua vita, anche se gli arriva da un vecchio bevitore di Jack Daniel’s dall’aria poco raccomandabile. Il contratto con il losco Mr Wednesday viene annaffiato da una bevuta di idromele, ma Shadow ci metterà ancora qualche tempo per capire chi siano in realtà il suo boss, i suoi compagni in affari, i suoi concorrenti, e ancora più tempo per capire in che gioco sia finito. Il vecchio baro corpulento, l’improbabile seduttore di ragazzine, il gran mangiatore e bevitore, l’uomo dall’eloquio torrenziale e dalla risata tonitruante è Odino, Votan, Grimnir, il Padre di ogni cosa, la somma divinità del pantheon nordico, arrivato in America secoli e secoli fa con una nave di vichinghi. Come lo slavo Chernobog, ridotto a vivere della pensione maturata negli anni di lavoro al macello di Chicago, come l’africano Anansi, come la celtica Easter e la mediterranea Bilqis che batte i marciapiedi di Hollywood, come tutte le divinità maggiori o minori, anche Odino tira a campare e conduce l’esistenza grama di un dio privo di adoratori, dimenticato, in un mondo che ne venera altri, più belli e nuovi. E’ per muovere battaglia contro i nuovi dèi americani, quelli dei mass-media, di Internet e delle carte di credito che Wednesday ha arruolato Shadow ed è per reclutare i compagni di lotta fra i colleghi del vecchio mondo che i due si metteranno ’on the road’ attraversando in lungo e in largo l’America più profonda, quella delle cittadine spopolate, dei motel persi nel nulla, delle riserve indiane degradate: un’America arciamericana ma al tempo stesso lontanissimada quella dei Nuovi Dèi. Alla fine di questo lungo vagabondaggio che ha tutte le caratteristiche di un viaggio iniziatico, ci sarà la battaglia di proporzioni epiche in cui si sfogherà un conflitto vecchio quanto l’uomo, una battaglia che ha per oggetto la conquista dell’anima stessa dell’America…

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Обложки нет American Gods

 Автор: Gods American

 Жанр:

Обложка книги American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Author’s Preferred Text) American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (Author’s Preferred Text)

 Автор: Gaiman Neil

 Жанр:


Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming —a battle for the very soul of America … and they are in its direct path.

One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.


First published in 2001.


Awards:

– Hugo Award for Best SF/Fantasy Novel (2002)

– Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel (2001)

– Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2002)

– Nebula Award for Best Novel (2003)

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Обложка книги American incest patterns American incest patterns

 Автор: Wilson James P

 Серия: FAM

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс


FAM-159. American Incest Patterns by James P. Wilson

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Обложка книги American Meteor American Meteor

 Автор: Lock Norman

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, receives a medal from General Grant, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln’s funeral train, goes to work for railroad mogul Thomas Durant, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days.

By turns elegiac and comic, American Meteor is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America’s fabulous and murderous history.

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Обложка книги American Obsession American Obsession

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Fatted Calves

The new body culture is finally bringing its rewards, thanks to a hormone treatment that rapidly restructures body fat to muscle - all overnight, during a true beauty snooze.

But it's way-out expensive, and only the rich and famous can indulge. After all, what's a thousand bucks a day when the result is a body to die for?

There are some side effects - no pain, no gain! But when innocent people start paying a steep price for the star's self-improvement regimens, CURE's Dr. Smith sends Remo and Chiun to infiltrate the Lycra crowd and the hallowed halls of the legalized drug trade. Soon their investigation is blocked by a greedy corporation, but the worst challenge is from an army of celebrities - lean, mean products of a killer diet...


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Обложка книги American psycho: a novel American psycho: a novel

 Автор: Ellis Bret Easton

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги American Purgatorio American Purgatorio

 Автор: Haskell John

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


American Purgatorio is the story of a happily married man who discovers, as he walks out of a convenience store, that his wife has suddenly vanished. In cool, precise prose, written as both a detective story and a meditation on the seven deadly sins, Haskell tells a story that ranges from the brownstones of New York City to the sandy beaches of Southern California. The novel follows the journey of a man whose object of desire is both heartbreaking and ephemeral, and confirms John Haskell's reputation as "one of those rare authors who makes language seem limitless in its possibilities" (Los Angeles Times).

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Обложка книги American Rust American Rust

 Автор: Meyer Philipp

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Проза, Современная проза


EDITORIAL REVIEW: Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes.

Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever.

Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.

Newsweek’s list of “Best. Books. Ever”

Amazon Top 100 book of 2009

A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2009

A New York Times Notable Book of 2009

An Economist Best Book of 2009

A Kansas City Star Top 100 book of 2009

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Best Books of 2009

Idaho Statesman’s Best Books of 2009

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Обложка книги American Sniper American Sniper

 Автор: Kyle Chris

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Проза, О войне


Review

“Eloquent… An aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. …A first-rate military memoir.”

BOOKLIST

American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It’s a classic!”

RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior

“In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come.”

MARCUS LUTTRELL, former USN SEAL, recipient of the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire, #1 bestselling author of Lone Survivor

“The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country’s record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle’s memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation.”

CHARLES W. SASSER, Green Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill
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Обложка книги American Survivor American Survivor

 Автор: Newman Anthony J

 Серия: American Apocalypse

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


This is Book I in the American Apocalypse series.

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn’t care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness. Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse.

The weeks before the Grid went down weren’t much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiance, and his beloved Grandma all died during the weeks leading up to lights out. Joe was a young auto mechanic whose only stress in life was from a domineering girlfriend, and now he has to learn how to survive in a Post-Apocalyptic world without military or survival training. To make matters, worse others look to him for support and guidance.

Read American Survivor to find out how a regular guy survives in a Post-Apocalyptic world.

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Обложка книги American tabloid American tabloid

 Автор: Ellroy James

 Серия: Underworld USA

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив

Обложка книги American Wife American Wife

 Автор: Sittenfeld Curtis

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги An American spy An American spy

 Автор: Steinhauer Olen

 Серия: Milo Weaver

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив

Обложка книги Bad Land: An American Romance Bad Land: An American Romance

 Автор: Raban Jonathan

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география


Part history, part modern-day travelogue, Bad Land attempts to locate the dry plains of eastern Montana and the Dakotas in the American imagination. Jonathan Raban (author of the best-selling Old Glory) explores deserted homesteads and listens to the persevering descendants of the rugged pioneers who settled this territory. Toward the end of his eclectic book, Raban tries to explain why a place like this would appeal to people like Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber. The best passages recall Paul Theroux in top form.

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Обложка книги Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

 Автор: Sontag Sherry, Drew Christopher, Drew Annette Lawrence

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История,


For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller — except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy.

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Обложка книги Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

 Автор: Johnson Chalmers

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

 Автор: Hampton Dan

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Техника, Транспорт и авиация


NEW FROM THE NYT BESTSELLING AVIATION HISTORIAN


At the dawn of the Cold War, a band of WWII aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told.


Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation.

After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one’s enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called “the demon.”

Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the “barrier” had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed — until now.

Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American — George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War — met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1.

Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before.

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Обложка книги Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History

 Автор: Axelrod Alan

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История


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Обложка книги Ear to the Ground Ear to the Ground

 Автор: Kolsby Paul, Ulin David L

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Seismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, knows earthquakes, and has a method for predicting them. Arriving in Los Angeles to begin work at the Center for Earthquake Studies, a mysterious agency that seems more Hollywood than science, Charlie settles into his new life. His only distraction from work is Grace, an assistant to a powerful producer, and her deadbeat scriptwriter boyfriend Ian.

It's only a matter of time before Charlie sees the "Big One" looming on the horizon. When Charlie alerts his boss at the Center, he is the one that's in for a shock: this is exactly what the Center was hoping for.

With the news leaked, everyone's suddenly looking to produce the next disaster blockbuster. One of the few scripts Ian actually wrote, Ear to the Ground, happens to be about an earthquake disaster, and soon it's plucked from obscurity and given the fast track. But with a little bit of luck, Charlie may just foil everybody's plans. He just needs explosives, a helicopter, a little more time.

By award-winning writer and Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin, Ear to the Ground is a rollicking visit back to the 1990s.

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Обложка книги FAST: A Military Thriller FAST: A Military Thriller

 Автор: Brown Shane M

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


WARNING: This book is not recommended for people with heart conditions, those taking anti-anxiety medications, or people easily repulsed by ghastly levels of (purely necessary) violence and mayhem. Read at your own risk. The author takes no responsibility for nightmares, mental anxieties or phobias resulting from this book.


For everyone else, buckle-up because:


Thousands are dying inside.


Hidden under the burning Arizona desert is the grandest ‘Science-City’ ever created, and all hell is breaking loose. Using stolen genetic research, terrorists are unleashing a devastating attack on the civilian scientists, on their families, on their children. No one is spared.

Barely one hundred and fifty souls survive the first seven minutes. Injured and wounded, limping or carried, they are frantically battling from minute to minute for their very lives. The odds are stacked against them, but one thing is in their favor.

Captain Alexander Coleman is just minutes away, and he’s not coming alone. He commands a full platoon of Special Forces Marines. His estranged wife, Vanessa, and eight year old son, David, might still be alive in the besieged underground complex. The chance they both survived is slim, but that’s more than enough.

Pure horror awaits him, and a frantic race to control the most devastating weapons of mass-destruction ever created: Living weapons.

But above all, more important than anything else, Captain Alexander Coleman must save his family.

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Обложка книги Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Tompson Hunter

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


ANNOTATION

An electric piece of work that takes off like a screaming rocket about the world of drugs in Las Vegas.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

A book about the world of drugs in Las Vegas. "The best book on the dope decade." – NYT Book Review

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Обложки нет Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Thompson Hunter Stockton

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

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Обложки нет Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

 Автор: Thompson Hunter Stockton

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

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Обложка книги Ground Zero Ground Zero

 Автор: Wilson F Paul

 Серия: Repairman Jack

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика

Обложка книги Ground Zero Ground Zero

 Автор: Murphy Warren, Sapir Richard

 Серия: The Destroyer

 Жанр: Фантастика, Детективная фантастика


Where had all the Flower Children gone?

What was nifty in the '60s was nasty in the '90s. Hippies were crazed eco-freaks out to save the earth by destroying the square world. And the image of a Haight-Ashbury angel named Sky Bluel played with atomic weaponry instead of love beads.

But if the flower children had gone to hell, they met their monstrous match in the mega-mogul of the 80s, Connors "Con" Swindell, who gave the concept of blood money diabolical new dimension to save his empire of avarice.

Caught between the strike force of self-righteous savagery and the desperate last stand of grab-it-all-greed, Remo and Chiun faced the most deadly challenge and shocking climax of their career...


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Обложка книги Halcyon Rising: Breaking Ground Halcyon Rising: Breaking Ground

 Автор: Thomas Stone

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги How to American How to American

 Автор: Yang Jimmy O, Judge Mike

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood.

Jimmy O. Yang is about to have his moment. You've likely seen the standup comic and actor starring as a series regular, the fan favorite character Jian Yang in Mike Judge's Emmy-nominated HBO comedy Silicon Valley. Or you may have caught his first dramatic turn in director Peter Berg's acclaimed film Patriot's Day. Next up is a major role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the comedy Life of the Party. Beyond his burgeoning career in Hollywood, Yang's star status is only a small piece of his story. His family emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when he was 13. Can you think of a worse time for a young adolescent who didn't speak English to be thrown into the Los Angeles School District with its notorious income gap, mean girls, and children of Hollywood elite?

In his…


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Обложка книги Hunting Ground Hunting Ground

 Автор: Janes J Robert

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Hunting Ground Hunting Ground

 Автор: Briggs Patricia

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son – and enforcer – of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf who opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer – or Charles will take the fall.

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Обложка книги Imperial Fire Imperial Fire

 Автор: Lyndon Robert

 Жанр: Приключения, Исторические приключения

Обложка книги Imperial Proverbs and Thoughts for the Day Imperial Proverbs and Thoughts for the Day

 Автор:

 Жанр: Юмор, Юмористическая проза

Обложка книги In Death Ground In Death Ground

 Автор: Weber David, White Steve

 Серия: , Starfire

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика, Научная Фантастика


The more things change, the more they remain the same. Three thousand years after Sun Tszu wrote those words, in the time of the Fourth Interstellar War, the ancient advice still holds true. The "Bugs" have overwhelming numbers, implacable purpose, and a strategy that's mind-numbingly alien. They can't be reasoned or negotiated with. They can't even be communicated with. But what they want is terrifyingly clear. The sentient species in their path aren't enemies to be conquered; they're food sources to be consumed.Totally oblivious to their own losses, rumbling onward like some invincible force of nature, their enormous fleets are as unstoppable as Juggernaut. Yet for the desperate Federation Navy and its enemies-turned-allies, the Orions, there is nowhere to go. Their battered, outnumbered ships are all that stand between the billions upon billions of defenseless civilians on the worlds behind them and an enemy from the darkest depths of nightmare, and there can be no retreat. But at least their options are clear.As Sun Tzu said, in death ground, there is only one strategy:

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Обложка книги In the Cold Dark Ground In the Cold Dark Ground

 Автор: MacBride Stuart B

 Серия: Logan McRae

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble...

His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods — naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan’s ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her.

But it’s not going to be easy: a new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan’s life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen’s criminal underbelly, is dying — leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eying his territory.

There’s a war brewing and Logan’s trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.

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Обложки нет Inside soviet military intelligence

 Автор: Suvorov Viktor

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика, Документальная литература

Обложка книги Killing Ground Killing Ground

 Автор: McNeill Graham

 Серия: Warhammer 40000: Ultramarines

 Жанр: Фантастика, Боевая фантастика


The long-awaited return of the Ultramarines series, starring Uriel Ventris, by Horus Heresy author Graham McNeill. Killing ground picks up where Dead Sky, Black Sun leaves off as Uriel finds himself on a chaos world and choices to make, none of which are very appealing or may bring him home.

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Обложка книги Killing Ground Killing Ground

 Автор: Seymour Gerald

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Killing Ground Killing Ground

 Автор: Rouch James

 Серия: The Zone

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Проза, О войне


THE ZONE 7 • KILLING GROUND

Major Revell has kept his men together in the face of relentless Soviet attacks. They discover a huge unguarded dump of NATO stores. Employing the supplies, they set about turning the surrounding countryside into a huge killing ground, causing enormous casualties and hoping they can hold out until relieved.

SYNOPSIS

The Warsaw Pact has been keeping up relentless pressure and the NATO forces, low on ammunition and every manner of stores is in retreat. Time after time Major Revells’ men take casualties but still he keeps the survivors together, inflicting what damage on the enemy he can. By chance they come across a huge NATO supply base, abandoned and left virtually unguarded. Already the skeleton staff have used surplus and condemned ammunition to turn the surrounding countryside into a massive killing ground, Now the Special Combat Force throw themselves into the defence of the vast resources, hoping they can hold out against over whelming enemy strength until help comes.

PUBLISHED

First NEL Paperback Edition October 1988

First IMPRINT Publication E-Book Edition May 2005

First Revision IMPRINT Publications E-Book Edition April 2007

* * *

Mankind’s last war continues in the contaminated strip of European hell known as “The Zone”. But an American major and a British sergeant are sick of retreating. In a huge, abandoned ammunition dump, they prepare their forces to hit the ruthless Russian aggressors—and hit hard!

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Обложка книги Madame Koska and the Imperial Brooch Madame Koska and the Imperial Brooch

 Автор: Arbel Ilil

 Серия: Madame Koska Mystery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив


Meet Madame Koska—a fabulous haute couture designer and the owner of a new atelier in 1920s London who has a knack at solving crimes that baffle the police.

When a priceless brooch disappears from a museum in Russia, Madame Koska is suddenly drawn into the mystery. But who is Madame Koska? And what does the missing jewel have to do with her?

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Обложка книги Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

 Автор: Johnson Chalmers

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги New American Stories New American Stories

 Автор: Smith Zadie, Saunders George, McHugh Maureen, Link Kelly, DeLillo Don, Williams Joy, Corin Lucy, Lipsyte Sam, Yu Charles, Coover Robert, Antrim Donald, Li Yiyun, Johnson Denis, Gaitskill Mary, Ball Jesse, Davis Lydia, Lin Tao, Schutt Christine, Watkins Claire Vaye, Glaser Rachel B, Sayrafiezadeh ïd, Lee Rebecca, Eisenberg Deborah, Doerr Anthony, Bulawayo NoViolet, Svalina Mathias, Tower Wells, Curtis Rebecca, Unferth Deb Olin, Coma-Thompson Kyle, Galchen Rivka, Pollock Donald Ray

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America.

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story. In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled a vital and artistically singular crowd of contemporary fiction writers. Collected here are practitioners of deep realism, mind-blowing experimentalism, and every hybrid in between. Luminaries and cult authors stand side by side with the most compelling new literary voices. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and unforgettable works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of an American idiom.

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Обложка книги On dangerous ground On dangerous ground

 Автор: Higgins Jack

 Серия: Sean Dillon

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Run to Ground Run to Ground

 Автор: Pendleton Don

 Серия: The Executioner

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Боевик


A private army of killers bursts across the Mexican border into Arizona, seeking revenge for an attack on their narcotics stronghold. They discover their quarry holed up in tiny desert town and issue an ultimatum: surrender the target or die!

Seriously injured in the brutal firefight at the druglord's rancho, the Executioner is trapped in an ever-tightening circle of doom.

As the noose closes around him, can Bolan summon the strength to prevent the annihilation of his desert sanctuary?

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Обложка книги Russia's Military Revival Russia's Military Revival

 Автор: Renz Bettina

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Политика, Документальная литература, Публицистика,


Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent air campaign over Syria took the world by surprise. The capabilities and efficiency of Moscow’s armed forces during both operations signalled to the world that Russia was back in business as a significant military actor on the international stage.

In this cutting-edge study, Bettina Renz provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of Russia’s military revival under Putin’s leadership. Whilst the West must adjust to the reality of a modernised and increasingly powerful Russian military, she argues that the renaissance of Russian military might and its implications for the balance of global power can only be fully understood within a wider historical context.

Assessing developments in Russian Great Power thinking, military capabilities, Russian strategic thought and views on the use of force throughout the post-Soviet era, the book shows that, rather than signifying a sudden Russian military resurgence, recent developments are consistent with longstanding trends in Russian military strategy and foreign policy.

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Обложка книги Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror

 Автор: Coughlin Jack, Bruning John R

 Жанр:


From the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shooter, comes a riveting narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa.


Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin (Shooter) and John Bruning pull back the curtain of secrecy to take an insider's look at the dark and misunderstood world of America's sniper force. Long considered the redheaded stepchildren of the infantry, snipers have been loathed by their fellow warriors, called "ten cent killers" by our media, and portrayed as unbalanced psychopaths by Hollywood. Coughlin and Bruning explore the lives and careers of some of America's most effective snipers during key missions, moments and campaigns in the War on Terror.

Part page-turning thriller, part deeply human drama, Shock Factor takes you from the streets of the modern day "Stalingrad" of Ramadi to the skyscrapers of Baghdad as America's one-shot warriors fight desperate battles against all odds, find themselves at the heart of tense international incidents, stalk key enemy leaders, and discover horrific human rights abuses perpetrated by our own allies. Based on extensive interviews with snipers currently on active duty, Shock Factor's gripping accounts of harrowing combat, buried truths and secrets revealed could only be told by snipers to a trusted member of their own elite and cloistered brotherhood.

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Обложка книги Shoplifting From American Apparel Shoplifting From American Apparel

 Автор: Lin Tao

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Set mostly in Manhattan — although also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Florida — this autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young writer with a cultish following, has been described by the author as “A shoplifting book about vague relationships,” “2 parts shoplifting arrest, 5 parts vague relationship issues,” and “An ultimately life-affirming book about how the unidirectional nature of time renders everything beautiful and sad.”

From VIP rooms in hip New York City clubs to central booking in Chinatown, from New York University’s Bobst Library to a bus in someone’s backyard in a college-town in Florida, from Bret Easton Ellis to Lorrie Moore, and from Moby to Ghost Mice, it explores class, culture, and the arts in all their American forms through the funny, journalistic, and existentially-minded narrative of someone trying to both “not be a bad person” and “find some kind of happiness or something,” while he is driven by his failures and successes at managing his art, morals, finances, relationships, loneliness, confusion, boredom, future, and depression.

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Обложка книги Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag

 Автор: Goldman Ivan G

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Политика, Юриспруденция, Документальная литература, Публицистика, Государство и право


In America, 2.3 million people—a population about the size of Houston’s, the country’s fourth-largest city—live behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal justice system to create this bizarre situation. Presenting frightening true stories of (sometimes wrongfully) incarcerated individuals, Ivan G. Goldman exposes the inept bureaucracies of America’s prisons and shows the real reasons that disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, and the mentally ill end up there.

Goldman dissects the widespread phenomenon of jailing for profit, the outsized power of prison guards’ unions, California’s exceptionally rigid three-strikes law, the ineffective and never-ending war on drugs, the closing of mental health institutions across the country, and other blunders and avaricious practices that have brought us to this point.

Sick Justice tells a big, gripping story that’s long overdue. By illuminating the system’s brutality and greed and the prisoners’ gratuitous suffering, the book aims to be a catalyst for reform, complementing the work of the Innocence Project and mirroring the effects of Michael Harrington’s The Other America: Poverty in the United States (1962), which became the driving force behind the war on poverty.

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Обложка книги SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror

 Автор: Moore James A, Maberry Jonathan, Beck Greig, Ochse Weston, Morgan Christine, Chen Curtis C, Gagliani WD, Benton David, Mauermann Tyson, Brown Geoff, Spedding Amanda J

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


An anthology of military horror


When the going gets tough, the tough fight to the death in SNAFU.

(SNAFU — military slang for ‘Situation Normal — All F*cked Up)

FIGHT OR DIE!


Some contributors:

— James A Moore (A Jonathan Crowley novella)

— Greig Beck (A new novella)

— Weston Ochse (A new novella by the author of Seal Team 666)

— Jonathan Maberry (A Joe Ledger novella)

Along with eleven emerging and established writers.

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Обложка книги SNAFU: Heroes: An Anthology of Military Horror SNAFU: Heroes: An Anthology of Military Horror

 Автор: Moore James A, Maberry Jonathan, Ochse Weston, Nassise Joseph

 Серия: SNAFU

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


SNAFU Heroes


Four tales of military horror from Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Joseph Nassise, and James A Moore.

A supplemental volume to SNAFU, this book contains short stories and novellas from four of the best military horror writers in the field.

From demons to horrors from the deep, the battles keep on coming.

Fight or die…

50,000 words to keep you on the edge of your seat.


**


The Hungry Dark by Joseph Nassise

Tarzan Doesn’t Live Here Anymore by Weston Ochse

War Stories by James A. Moore

Changeling by Jonathan Maberry

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Обложка книги The American The American

 Автор: Britton Andrew

 Серия: Ryan Kealy espionage series, Ryan Kealey

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив, Триллер


At thirty-three, Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He’s also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they’re facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March – he trained him. He knows they’re dealing with one of the most ruthless assassins in the world, a master of many languages, an explosives expert, a superb sharpshooter who can disappear like a shadow and who is capable of crimes they cannot begin to imagine. And now, March has resurfaced on the global stage, aligning himself with a powerful Middle East terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total destruction of the United States. Teaming up with beautiful and tenacious British-born agent Naomi Kharmai, Ryan intends to break every rule in order to hunt down his former pupil, whatever the cost to himself. As Ryan puts together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle, and as the elusive March taunts him, always staying one step ahead, he discovers the madman’s crusade is personal as well as political – and Ryan himself is an unwitting pawn. With the clock ticking down and the fate of the country resting uneasily on his shoulders, Ryan is caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he’s ever faced, one who will never stop until he’s committed the ultimate act of evil – a man who is all the more deadly for being one of our own.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Обложка книги The American Boy The American Boy

 Автор: Taylor Andrew

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Winner of the CWA Historical Dagger for Fiction

The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year (nominee)

***

'An enticing work of fiction… Taylor takes account of both a Georgian formality and a pre-Victorian laxity in social and sexual matters; he is adept at historical recreation, and allows a heady decor to work in his favour by having his mysteries come wrapped around by a creepy London fog or embedded picturesquely in a Gloucestershire snowdrift' -Patricia Craig, TLS

'Without question, the best book of 2003, and possibly the best book of the decade, is Andrew Taylor's historical masterpiece, The American Boy. A truly captivating novel, rich with the sounds, smells, and cadences of nineteenth-century England' -Manda Scott, Glasgow Herald

'Long, sumptuous, near-edible account of Regency rogues – wicked bankers, City swindlers, crooked pedagogues and ladies on the make – all joined in the pursuit of the rich, full, sometimes shady life. A plot stuffed with incident and character, with period details impeccably rendered' -Literary Review

'Taylor spins a magnificent tangential web… The book is full of sharply etched details evoking Dickensian London and is also a love story, shot through with the pain of a penniless and despised lover. This novel has the literary values which should take it to the top of the lists' -Scotland on Sunday

'It is as if Taylor has used the great master of the bizarre as both starting-and finishing-point, but in between created a period piece with its own unique voice. The result should satisfy those drawn to the fictions of the nineteenth century, or Poe, or indeed to crime writing at its most creative'-Spectator

'Andrew Taylor has flawlessly created the atmosphere of late-Regency London in The American Boy, with a cast of sharply observed characters in this dark tale of murder and embezzlement' -Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

'Madness, murder, misapplied money and macabre marriages are interspersed with coffins, corpses and cancelled codicils… an enjoyable and well-constructed puzzle' -Tom Deveson, Sunday Times

***

Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession. Edgar Allan Poe is the American boy, a child standing on the edge of mysteries. In 1819 two Americans arrive in London, and soon afterwards a bank collapses. A man is found dead and horribly mutilated on a building site. A heiress flirts with her inferiors. A poor schoolmaster struggles to understand what is happening before it destroys him and those he loves. But the truth, like the youthful Poe himself, has its origins in the new world as well as the old. The American Boy is a 21st-century novel with a 19th-century voice. It is both a multi-layered literary murder mystery and a love story, its setting ranging from the coal-scented urban jungle of late Regency London to the stark winter landscapes of rural Gloucestershire. And at its centre is the boy who does not really belong anywhere, an actor who never learns the significance of his part.

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Обложка книги The American Granddaughter The American Granddaughter

 Автор: Kachachi Inaam

 Жанр: Проза, Проза


At the beginning of America's occupation of Iraq, Zeina returns to her war-torn homeland as an interpreter for the US Army. Her formidable grandmother, the only family member that Zeina believes she has in Iraq, gravely disapproves of her granddaughter's actions. Then Zeina meets Haider and Muhaymin, two "brothers" she knows nothing of, and falls deeply in love with Muhaymin, a militant in the Al Mehdi Army. These experiences force her to question all her values.

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Обложка книги The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 The Best American Crime Reporting 2008

 Автор: Penzler Otto, Cook Thomas H, Kellerman Jonathan, Gladwell Malcolm, Bowden Mark, Max D T, Trillin Calvin, Kahn Jeremy, LaTourrette Dean, Heckert Justin, Prendergast Alan, Colloff Pamela, Friend Tad, Graeber Charles, Schou Nick, Renner James, Junod Tom, Green Jonathan

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators – it's a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it. An eclectic collection of the year's best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 brings together the murderers and the masterminds, the mysteries and missteps that make for brilliant stories, told by the aces of the true-crime genre. This latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Jonathan Kellerman, bestselling author of more than twenty crime novels, most recently Compulsion and the forthcoming Bones.

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Обложка книги The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 The Best American Crime Reporting 2009

 Автор: Penzler Otto, Cook Thomas H, Grann David, Toobin Jeffrey, Colapinto John, Trillin Calvin, Wertheim L Jon, Lee Dan P, Boal Mark, Erdely Sabrina Rubin, Mooney Michael J, Arax Mark, Bowden Charles, Moxley R Scott, Rodrick Stephen, Wilkinson Alec, Rosin Hanna, McAllester Matt

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


A non fiction book by Thomas H Cook, Otto Penzler and Jeffrey Toobin

Thieves, liars, and killers – it's a criminal world out there, and someone has to write about it. A thrilling collection of the year's best reportage by the aces of the true-crime genre, The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 brings together the mysteries and missteps of an eclectic and unforgettable set of criminals. Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliant, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker staff writer, CNN senior legal analyst, and bestselling author of The Nine.

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Обложка книги The Best American Crime Writing 2003 The Best American Crime Writing 2003

 Автор: Penzler Otto, Cook Thomas H, Landesman Peter, Hollandsworth Skip, Williams Paige, Friedman Devin, Wright Lawrence, Tietz Jeff, Junod Tom, Berendt John, Richmond Peter, Chun Rene, Potter Maximillian, Hammer Joshua, Wright Evan, Anson Robert Sam, Kurson Robert, Katz Jesse, Kirk Jay, Brenner Marie, Most Doug, Junger Sebastian, Cohen Gary

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Anthology by Thomas H Cook and Otto Penzler

This year's worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime reporting.

Included in this volume are Maximillian Potter's "The Body Farm" from GQ, a portrait of Murray Marks, who collects dead bodies and strews them around two acres of the University of Tennessee campus to study their decomposition in order to help solve crime; Jay Kirk's

"My Undertaker, My Pimp," from Harper's, in which Mack Moore and his wife, Angel, switch from run-ning crooked funeral parlors to establishing a brothel; Skip Hollandsworth's "The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared" from Texas Monthly, about the sudden disappearence of a teenager and the strange place she turned up; Lawrence Wright's "The Counterterrorist" from The New Yorker, the story of John O'Neill, the FBI agent who tracked Osama bin Laden for a decade-until he was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed. Intriguing, entertaining, and compelling reading, Best American Crime Writing has established itself as a much-anticipated annual.

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Обложка книги The Best American Crime Writing 2005 The Best American Crime Writing 2005

 Автор: Dubner Stephen J, Ellroy James, Grann David, Landesman Peter, Hollandsworth Skip, Draper Robert, Thompson Clive, Miles Jonathan, Wright Lawrence, Horowitz Craig, Kane Justin, Felch Jason, Porter Bruce, Tietz Jeff, Weiss Philip, Landau Debra Miller, Swidey Neil

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


The 2005 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, including Peter Landesman's article about female sex slaves (the most requested and widely read New York Times story of 2004), a piece from The New Yorker by Stephen J. Dubner (the coauthor of Freakanomics) about a high-society silver thief, and an extraordinarily memorable "ode to bar fights" written by Jonathan Miles for Men's Journal after he punched an editor at a staff party. But this year's edition includes a bonus – an original essay by James Ellroy detailing his fascination with Joseph Wambaugh and how it fed his obsession with crime – even to the point of selling his own blood to buy Wambaugh's books. Smart, entertaining, and controversial, The Best American Crime Writing is an essential edition to any crime enthusiast's bookshelf.

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Обложка книги The Best American Crime Writing 2006 The Best American Crime Writing 2006

 Автор: Connolly John, Hustmyre Chuck, Bowden Mark, Heilemann John, Breslin Jimmy, Jacobson Mark, Hollandsworth Skip, Toobin Jeffrey, Nelson Robert, Gwynne S C, Williams Paige, Battiata Mary, Blum Howard, Rubin Richard, Friedman Devin, Grollmus Denise, Stillman Deanne

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A sterling collection of the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, the 2006 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers fascinating vicarious journeys into a world of felons and their felonious acts. This thrilling compendium includes:

· Jeffrey Toobin's eye-opening exposé in The New Yorker about a famous prosecutor who may have put the wrong man on death row

· Skip Hollandsworth's amazing but true tale of an old cowboy bank robber who turned out to be a "classic good-hearted Texas woman"

· Jimmy Breslin's stellar piece about the end of the Mob as we know it

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Обложки нет The Best American Erotica 2002

 Автор: Bright Susie

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 The Best American Mystery Stories 1997

 Автор: Klavan Andrew, Deaver Jeffery, DuBois Brendan, Malone Michael, Parker Robert B, Pelecanos George, Rozan S J, Oates Joyce Carol, Leonard Elmore, Crumley James, Kellerman Jonathan, Healy Jeremiah, George Elizabeth, Watson Brad, Weisman John, Steele Allen, Allyn Doug, Howe Melodie Johnson, Jordan Pat, Maney Mabel, Wood Monica

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


For many years, some of the most vital, creative, and exciting fiction published in America has been in the field of mystery, crime, and suspense. Now Robert B. Parker and Otto Penzler — both Edgar winners — have assembled the best that 1997 had to offer: twenty terrific, titillating tales from such masters of the genre as Elmore Leonard, Elizabeth George, James Crumley, Jonathan Kellerman, and Andrew Klavan, from newcomers like Brad Watson, and from well-known literary writers such as Joyce Carol Oates and Michael Malone.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 The Best American Mystery Stories 1999

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery, Block Lawrence, DuBois Brendan, Oates Joyce Carol, Cook Thomas H, Margolin Phillip, Robinson Peter, Gorman Ed, Updike John, Braunbeck Gary A, Franklin Tom, Gischler Victor, Estleman Loren D, Fallis Gregory, Hansen Joseph, Harford David K, Krist Gary, Silva David B, Thrasher L L

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Детектив


In its brief existence, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES has established itself as a peerless suspense anthology. Compiled by the best-selling mystery novelist Ed McBain, this year’s edition boasts nineteen outstanding tales by such masters as John Updike, Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, and Joyce Carol Oates as well as stories by rising stars such as Edgar Award winners Tom Franklin and Thomas H. Cook. The 1999 volume is a spectacular showcase for the high quality and broad diversity of the year’s finest suspense, crime, and mystery writing.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 The Best American Mystery Stories 2000

 Автор: ’Amato Barbara, Deaver Jeffery, Penzler Otto, Silverstein Shel, Lehane Dennis, Westlake Donald E, Franklin Tom, Smith Peter Moore, Lee Edward, Watson Brad, Beaty David, Allyn Doug, Berdine Tom, Dadmun Bentley, Danihy Geary, Falco Edward, Gates David Edgerley, Girardi Robert, Holley Chad, McNeely Thomas H, Moffett Martha, Pryor Josh

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series’ popularity even more. From Tfty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 The Best American Mystery Stories 2007

 Автор: Блок Лоуренс, Оутс Джойс Кэрол, Wolven Scott, Сэндфорд Джон, Дюфрейн Джон, Фузилли Джим, Пирсон Ридли, Берк Джеймс Ли, Пензлер Отто, Липман Лора, Блаунер Питер, Эндрюс Роберт, Эрдрих Луиза, Минс Дэвид, Найтли Роберт, Гей Уильям, Бонд Джон, Эдриан Крис, Meyers Kent, Ockert Jason, Spencer Brent, Карл Хайасен

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


The best-selling author Carl Hiaasen takes the reins for the eleventh edition of this series, featuring twenty of the past year’s most distinguished tales of mystery, crime, and suspense.

Laura Lippman introduces us to a suburban soccer mom who moonlights as a call girl and who has a fateful encounter with a former client at her son’s soccer game. Ridley Pearson traces a famous author of horror tales who becomes trapped in a real one after his wife vanishes while jogging. Joyce Carol Oates travels to a New Jersey racetrack where the animals that break down are of the two-legged type. Lawrence Block tells the story of Keller, a hitman for hire who happens to live in Greenwich Village, loves spicy food, and collects stamps as a hobby. And Scott Wolven plunges us into the world of an ex-con who takes a job at a private and very illegal Nevada racetrack where each day millions are won and lost. Mostly lost.

As Carl Hiaasen notes in his introduction, “The stories in this collection would do honor to any anthology of short literature. More than transcending the genre of crime, they blow away its nebulous boundaries.” The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 is a powerful collection certain to delight mystery aficionados and all lovers of great fiction.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 The Best American Mystery Stories 2008

 Автор: Хоган Чак, Коннелли Майкл, Пелеканос Джордж, Оутс Джойс Кэрол, Wolven Scott, Берк Джеймс Ли, Пензлер Отто, Ферриньо Роберт, Страут Элизабет, Манро Элис, Minor Kyle, Oates Nathan, Филлипс Скотт, Розан С Дж, Джонс Холли Годдард, Родс Стивен, Sheehy Hugh, Holmes Rupert, LaSalle Peter, Nissen Thisbe, Petrin Jas R, VanBeck Melissa

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A cut-and-dried case for a wily crime-scene reconstructionist is turned on its head in Michael Connelly’s “Mulholland Dive.” A terrible secret shared between two childhood friends resurfaces decades later as one of them lies on her deathbed in Alice Munro’s masterful “Child’s Play.” James Lee Burke tells the haunting tale of a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who unexpectedly finds comfort from an unimaginable loss in “Mist.” And in Holly Goddard Jones’s “Proof of God,” a young man’s car is repeatedly vandalized as proof that someone knows about the truths he’d never willingly reveal.

As Pelecanos notes in his introduction, the twenty “original and unique voices” in this collection pay homage to the genre’s forebears by taking crime fiction into a thrilling new direction. “But make no mistake,” he says, “we are all standing on the shoulders of writers who came before us and left an indelible mark on literature through craftsmanship, care, and the desire to leave something of worth behind.”

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 The Best American Mystery Stories 2010

 Автор: Margolin Phillip, Lehane Dennis, Child Lee, Wiecek Mike, Vonnegut Kurt, Land Jon, Wallace Joseph, Faye Lyndsay, Dufresne John, Allyn Doug, Bell Matt, Alexander Gary, Allen R A, Atwell Mary Stewart, Brandon Jay, Cohen Phyllis, Haywood Gar Anthony, Leidiger Lynda, Muessig Chris, Tucher Albert, Zimmerman Ryan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Featuring twenty of the year’s standout crime short stories handpicked by one of the world’s best thriller writers, Best American Mystery Stories 2010 showcases not only the very best of the crime genre, but the best of American writing full stop. Within its pages, literary legends rub shoulders with the hottest new talent. Contributors in the past have included James Lee Burke, Jeffrey Deaver, Michael Connelly, Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates. This year’s guest editor is Lee Child, the creator of Jack Reacher and a simultaneous bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

 Автор: Collins Max Allan, Coben Harlan, Lansdale Joe R, Penzler Otto, Block Lawrence, DuBois Brendan, Rozan S J, Gorman Ed, Urrea Luis Alberto, Corbett David, Spillane Mickey, Franklin Tom, Grady James, McCarry Charles, Estleman Loren D, Lange Richard, Holm Chris F, Adams Brock, Barnes Eric, Fennelly Beth Ann, Finney Ernest J, Hunsicker Harry, Mcfadden Dennis, Merkner Christopher, Riconda Andrew

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


An anthology of stories edited by Harlan Coben and Otto Penzler

Best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must-reads in mysteries from the past year.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

 Автор: Crais Robert, Penzler Otto, Parker T Jefferson, Beagle Peter S, Manfredo Lou, Rusch Kristine Kathryn, Todd Charles, Shannon Harry, Gaitskill Mary, McGuane Thomas, Goolsby Jesse, Andes Tom, Cook K L, Deyoung Jason, Donnelly Joe, Ford Kathleen, Hester Katherine L, Oates Nathan, Paoli Gina, Rice Thomas J, Seiber Lones, Williams Tim L

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

 Автор: Pickard Nancy, Penzler Otto, Connelly Michael, Oates Joyce Carol, Scottoline Lisa, Tinti Hannah, Pronzini Bill, Mamatas Nick, Dreyer Eileen, De Noux ’Neil, Stroud Ben, Howard Clark, Mcfadden Dennis, Barlow Tom, Gates Edgerley, Kocsis Andre, Leahy Kevin, Mandel Emily St John, Nathan Micah, Silvis Randall, Smith Patricia, Watkins Maurine Dallas

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

 Автор: Harris Charlaine, Penzler Otto, Lippman Laura, Burke James Lee, Heller Joseph, Null Matthew Neill, Tafoya Dennis, Proulx Annie, ón Daniel, Abbott Megan, Kurtz Ed, Banks Russell, Engel Patricia, Allyn Jim, Angel Jodi, Finney Ernest, Gay Roxane, Hallett Michelle Butler, Ingram David H, Sanders Scott Loring, Simpson Nancy Pauline, Van Berg Laura

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


An anthology of stories edited by Laura Lippman and Otto Penzler

"With so many great authors contributing to this fiction collection… it doesn't take detecting skills to discover the gem. And every story dazzles… These stories, in prose both elegant and compelling, get to the heart of why people do what they do." – USA Today

The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 will be selected by "writing powerhouse" (USA Today) Laura Lippman. With her popular Tess Monaghan series and her New York Times best-selling standalone novels, Lippman has greatly expanded the boundaries of modern mystery fiction and psychological suspense.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

 Автор: Patterson James, Deaver Jeffery, Penzler Otto, DuBois Brendan, Connelly Michael, Oates Joyce Carol, Lehane Dennis, Child Lee, Minor Kyle, Allyn Doug, McGuane Thomas, Bourelle Andrew, Breland Tomiko M, ’Agnese Joseph, Floyd John M, Grand Scott, Heighton Steven, Hospital Janette Turner, Lange Richard, lehr Theresa E, Martin Lee, Mathews James, Rutter Eric

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, “I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood... If that’s the case, I’ve got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later.” Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in “these imaginative, rich, complex tales” worthy of big-screen treatment.

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Обложка книги The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

 Автор: Klavan Andrew, Harris Charlaine, Penzler Otto, Connelly Michael, Oates Joyce Carol, Child Lee, Burke James Lee, Penny Louise, Gates David Edgerley, Boyle T C, Bourelle Andrew, Floyd John M, Powell William Dylan, Sanders Scott Loring, Bayard Louis, Bracken Michael, Hart Rob, Hendrickson David H, ón Martin, Marks Paul D, Orloff Alan, Silverman Brian

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


#1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Louise Penny brings her “nerve and skill—as well as heart” (Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post) to selecting the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year.

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Обложка книги The Best American Noir of the Century The Best American Noir of the Century

 Автор: Klavan Andrew, Deaver Jeffery, Morrell David, Penzler Otto, Block Lawrence, DuBois Brendan, Cook Thomas H, Carcaterra Lorenzo, Leonard Elmore, Crumley James, Ellison Harlan, Lehane Dennis, Gorman Ed, Cain James M, Adrian Chris, Ellroy James, Robbins Tod, Fisher Steve, Kantor Mackinlay, Keene Day, Browne Howard, Spillane Mickey, Goodis David, Brewer Gil, Hunter Evan, Thompson Jim, Woolrich Cornell, Highsmith Patricia, Greenleaf Stephen, Hughes Dorothy E, Burke James Lee, Hall James W, Gay William, Toole F X, Wolven Scott, Morrow Bradford

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, 'noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad.' Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction.

James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing - 1910-2010 - to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's 'Pastorale,' and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade.

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Обложка книги The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

 Автор: Valentine Genevieve, Beagle Peter S, Valente Catherynne M, Evenson Brian, Adams John Joseph, Jemisin N K, Tolbert Jeremiah, Bailey Dale, Kim Alice Sola, Yu Charles, Shawl Nisi, Bardugo Leigh, Bell Helena, Hill Joseph Allen, Rustad A Merc, Urbanski Debbie, van Eekhout Greg, Weinstein Alexander, Wolven Nick, Yoachim Caroline M, Yu E Lily

 Серия: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


“This volume showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —Washington Post

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But what the best of these stories do is the same across the genres—they illuminate the whole gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Charles Yu, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 continues to explore the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Yu bringing his unique view—literary, meta, and adventurous—to the series’ third edition.

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Обложка книги The Best American Short Stories 2013 The Best American Short Stories 2013

 Автор: Saunders George, Munro Alice, Shepard Jim, íaz Junot, Means David, Tallent Elizabeth, Millhauser Steven, Strout Elizabeth, Pitlor Heidi, ón Daniel, Baxter Charles, Byers Michael, Greenfeld Karl Taro, Jen Gish, Johnston Bret Anthony, Kohler Sheila, Moore Lorrie, Nelson Antonya, Quade Kirstin Valdez, Rivecca Suzanne, Wickersham Joan, Wink Callan

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout. “It’s the variety of voices that most indicates the increasing confluence of cultures involved in making us who we are.” The Best American Short Stories 2013 presents an impressive diversity of writers who dexterously lead us into their corners of the world.

In “Miss Lora,” Junot Díaz masterfully puts us in the mind of a teenage boy who throws aside his better sense and pursues an intimate affair with a high school teacher. Sheila Kohler tackles innocence and abuse as a child wanders away from her mother, in thrall to a stranger she believes is the “Magic Man.” Kirstin Valdez Quade’s “Nemecia” depicts the after-effects of a secret, violent family trauma. Joan Wickersham’s “The Tunnel” is a tragic love story about a mother’s declining health and her daughter’s helplessness as she struggles to balance her responsibility to her mother and her own desires. New author Callan Wink’s “Breatharians” unsettles the reader as a farm boy shoulders a grim chore in the wake of his parents’ estrangement.

“Elizabeth Strout was a wonderful reader, an author who knows well that the sound of one’s writing is just as important as and indivisible from the content,” writes series editor Heidi Pitlor. “Here are twenty compellingly told, powerfully felt stories about urgent matters with profound consequences.”

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Обложка книги The Best American Short Stories 2018 The Best American Short Stories 2018

 Автор: Rash Ron, Sittenfeld Curtis, Pitlor Heidi, Cline Emma, Wang é Weijun, Gay Roxane, Anderson Maria, Brinkley Jamel, Choi Yoon, Elliott Alicia, Evans Danielle, Ferrell Carolyn, Glaviano Ann, Guajardo Jacob, íquez Cristina, Iskandrian Kristen, Johnson Jocelyn Nicole, Lyons Matthew, Nayeri Dina, Obreht éa, Silverberg Amy, Solomon Rivers

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction.

“I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.” The artful, profound, and sometimes funny stories Gay chose for the collection transport readers from a fraught family reunion to an immigration detention center, from a psychiatric hospital to a coed class sleepover in a natural history museum. We meet a rebellious summer camper, a Twitter addict, and an Appalachian preacher—all characters and circumstances that show us what we “need to know about the lives of others.”

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Обложка книги The Best military Science Fiction of 20th century The Best military Science Fiction of 20th century

 Автор: Turtledove Harry

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

 Автор: Martin George R R, Williams Walter Jon, Anderson Poul, Drake David, Turtledove Harry, Card Orson Scott, Clarke Arthur C, Dick Philip K, Benford Gregory, Haldeman Joe W, Smith Cordwainer, Cherryh C J, McCaffrey Anne

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:

-"Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side's own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat.

-"Dragonrider": A tale of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival.

-"Second Variety": Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post apocalyptic vision of the future.

-"The Night of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.

-"Hero": Joe Haldeman's short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War.

-"Ender's Game": The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of military science fiction.

. . . as well as stories from Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, C. J. Cherryh, David Drake, Cordwainer Smith, Harry Turtledove and Walter John Williams.

Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the 20th century.

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Обложка книги The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters From Prehistoric Times to the Present The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters From Prehistoric Times to the Present

 Автор: Haines Francis

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные


The buffalo: the story of American bison and their hunters from prehistoric times to the present / Francis Haines; foreword by David Dary. Originally published: New York: Crowell, 1970.

The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. Foreword and new appendix by David Dary, 1995.

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Обложка книги The Burning Ground The Burning Ground

 Автор: Clayton Jo

 Серия: The Shadowsong trilogy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Боевая фантастика

Обложка книги The Columbia History of the American Novel The Columbia History of the American Novel

 Автор: Elliott Emory

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Культурология


Путеводитель по истории американского романа, выполненный учёными Колумбийского университета.

Designed as a companion to The Columbia Literary History of the United States (LJ 1/88), this compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present (although the majority deal with the 20th century). Within each era, themes, genres, and topics such as realism, gender, romance, and technology are discussed in depth, as well as modern Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction. Unfortunately, each essayist selects only the authors who best illustrate his or her topic, thus subtly skewing the view of the literary scene at that time. Since women, minorities, popular fiction, and even the book marketplace are included, coverage is uneven, with some major figures getting short shrift. Best as a supplement to other sources, this is recommended for all literature and reference collections. - Shelley Cox, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

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Обложка книги The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

 Автор: Nasr Vali

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Extermination of the American Bison The Extermination of the American Bison

 Автор: Hornaday William T

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Extermination of the American Bison, by William T. Hornaday, 1889.

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Обложки нет The Founding Fathers of American Intelligence

 Автор: Rose P K

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История

Обложка книги The Killing Ground The Killing Ground

 Автор: Higgins Jack

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Sean Dillon takes on a mission of mercy, in which he will be shown none.

Intelligence operative Sean Dillon stops Caspar Rashid at Heathrow Airport -and is pulled into danger. The man's daughter has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to one of the Middle East 's most feared terrorists.

Rashid begs Dillon for help-but he has no idea of the terrible chain of events he is about to unleash, nor of the danger he is about to face.

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Обложка книги The Lost American The Lost American

 Автор: Freemantle Brian

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Шпионский детектив

Обложка книги The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories

 Автор: Davis Dorothy Salisbury, Poe Edgar Allan, McBain Ed, Stout Rex, Queen Ellery, Hoch Edward D, Carr John Dickson, Faulkner William, Grafton Sue, Muller Marcia, Pronzini Bill, Eberhart Mignon G, Woolrich Cornell, Harte Bret, Futrelle Jacques, Post Melville Davisson, Green Anna Katharine, Reeve Arthur B, Glaspell Susan, Daly Carroll John, Stagg Clinton H, Sale Richard, Gardner Erle Stanley, Chandler Raymond, Rinehart Mary Roberts, Bellem Robert Leslie, Rawson Clayton, Stribling T S, Gault William Campbell, Boucher Anthony, Macdonald Ross, Barnes Linda, Hillerman Tony, Herbert Rosemary

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Hillerman, author of the Joe Leaphorn mysteries, and Herbert, editor of The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, trace this short-story genre from its beginnings in the hands of Edgar Allen Poe through its development by the likes of Erle Stanley Gardner, Mary Roberts Rinehart and Anthony Boucher to its current practice by such masters as Marcia Muller. Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," which established a great many of the whodunit conventions, is indispensable to such an overview. Raymond Chandler's "I'll be Waiting" emits a doom-laden atmosphere right from the first line; William Faulkner shows unexpected economy of language?and a transparent plot?in "An Error in Chemistry." Ed McBain scores high marks in "Small Homicide," in which the tiny details of a baby's untimely death resonate uncomfortably. As represented in this competent, unstartling collection, Linda Barnes ("Lucky Penny") easily outsasses Sue Grafton ("The Parker Shotgun"). Hillerman makes a solid appearance with "Chee's Witch," and in "Benny's Space" Muller captures the full subtle force of her novel-length vision.

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Обложка книги The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site

 Автор: Marcel Jesse, Marcel Linda

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Does extraterrestrial life exist? Have alien beings actually visited Earth and, indeed, left clear traces of their visits? One man has the answer…and his son can now break the silence.

"The Roswell Legacy" is the story of Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer for the 509th Bomber Group (famous for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan), and the first military officer to reach the scene of one of the most famous and enduring UFO events in the recorded history of mankind. This book documents the recovery of debris from the crash of an extraterrestrial craft and how the Marcel family became forever linked to the event. It details what the debris looked like, how it greatly differed from that of the "weather balloon" that was supposedly recovered, and the physical characteristics that prove it could have only come from a technology that was not available in the 1940s (or, perhaps, even now).

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Обложка книги The Winter Ground The Winter Ground

 Автор: McPherson Catriona

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Исторический детектив


Times are hard for a struggling family circus in the long, cold winter of 1925. With their sons off in America and the last of their big cats long gone, Pa and Ma Cooke are more than happy to accept the offer of free winter standing on the remote Blackcraig estate in Perthshire in return for a few shows to the Wilson family around Christmastime. Wealthy but brash Albert Wilson is cock-a-hoop to find himself the centre of a circle of bright young things from around the county, agog for the circus and ready to endure his company to get at it. With the threat of revolution blowing in from the east on the icy gales, Hugh Gilver is less pleased to see the troupe Prebrezhensky ensconced in the valley but the Gilver boys, especially, cannot get enough of Tiny Truman the midget, Andrew Merryman the giant, not to mention the mysterious and beautiful Anastasia, bare-back rider and troublemaker combined. When Ma Cooke asks for Dandy's help to get to the bottom of a string of spiteful tricks at the winter ground, Hugh gives his approval, one eye on the bank balance as always.But the fun runs out when the silly tricks take a darker turn, leaving one of the performers dead and the Cooke, Wilson and Gilver families fractured amid whispers of murder.

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Обложка книги Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon

 Автор: McQuillar Tayannah Lee, Johnson Fred L

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Авторы рассказывают нам о судьбах самых дальних родственников Тупака с 18-ого века и вплоть до века 20-ого. Параллельно авторы исследуют историю самих США. Читателю становится понятно почему чёрное сообщество так или иначе реагировало на действия властей США. Большую часть книги занимает биография самого Тупака. Она составлена в хронологическом порядке с момента его рождения и вплоть до гибели. Над созданием книги работали родственники, друзья и коллеги Тупака по музыкальному бизнесу. Здесь есть воспоминания его матери Офени, сестры Секивы, близкой подруги Джады Пинкетт, первого продюсера и подруги Лейлы Штайнберг, рэперов Shock G, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre и многих других. Подробно охвачен каждый период его жизни. В книгу включены его интервью, письма из тюрьмы, записи судебных заседаний, воспоминания телохранителей, одноклассников и преподавателей Балтиморской Школы Искусств. Таким образом, эта книга является наиболее подробным и увлекательным исследованием жизни самого великого рэпера всех времён и народов.

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Обложка книги Unholy Ground Unholy Ground

 Автор: Brady John

 Серия: Inspector Matt Minogue

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложки нет Viktor Suvorov. Inside soviet military intelligence

 Автор: Suvorov Viktor

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика, Документальная литература

Обложка книги Whispers Under Ground Whispers Under Ground

 Автор: Aaronovitch Ben

 Серия: , Rivers of London

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Городское фэнтези


A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP

It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man," it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world.

At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—"that's" going to go well.

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Обложка книги Казино «Dog Ground» Казино «Dog Ground»

 Автор: Анисимов Андрей

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы

Обложка книги Лучшие повести британских и американских писателей / Best Short Novels by British & American Authors Лучшие повести британских и американских писателей / Best Short Novels by British & American Authors

 Автор: Коллектив авторов

 Жанр: ,


«Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» – это только оригинальные тексты лучших произведений мировой литературы. Эти книги станут эффективным и увлекательным пособием для изучающих иностранный язык на хорошем «продолжающем» и «продвинутом» уровне. Они помогут эффективно расширить словарный запас, подскажут, где и как правильно употреблять устойчивые выражения и грамматические конструкции, просто подарят радость от чтения. В конце книги дана краткая информация о культуроведческих, страноведческих, исторических и географических реалиях описываемого периода, которая поможет лучше ориентироваться в тексте произведения.

Серия «Иностранный язык: учимся у классиков» адресована широкому кругу читателей, хорошо владеющих английским языком и стремящихся к его совершенствованию.

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