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End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer

“A vivid and unforgettable word picture of the destruction of Nazi Germany.” —New York TimesA radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, when he was still a virtual unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his eyewitness account of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book.Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success—and would not be the last of his expert observations on Europe.Shirer returned to the European front in 1944 to cover the end of the war. As the smoke cleared, Shirer—who watched the birth of a monster that threatened to engulf the world—now stood witness to the death of the Third Reich. End of a Berlin Diary chronicles this year-long study of Germany after Hitler. Through a combination of Shirer’s lucid, honest reporting, along with passages on the Nuremberg trials, copies of captured Nazi documents, and an eyewitness account of Hitler’s last days, Shirer provides insight into the unrest, the weariness, and the tentative steps world leaders took towards peace.

Man for Himself

by Erich Fromm

"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers." --Erich FrommAre we primarily determined by nature or nurture? What are the best ways that people can live productively? In Man for Himself, renowned social philosopher Erich Fromm posits: With the gifts of self-consciousness and imagination, any individual can give his or her own unique answer. This answer is rooted in our human nature, and should correspond to mankind's powers of reason and love. Therefore, Fromm reasons, "living itself is an art." In his humanistic concept of man, Fromm describes various character orientations that are to be found in Western culture. For the first time, Fromm analyzes the parallels between economic concepts of market value and how we value others and ourselves--the idea of personality as a commodity. He argues for a return to humanistic ethics, and discusses issues such as the question of conscience, of selfishness and self-love, and of pleasure and happiness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

A World to Win

by Upton Sinclair

Presidential secret agent Lanny Budd is targeted by allies and enemies alike as the deadly tide of war rolls across Europe Europe, 1940. As war rages across the continent, America watches anxiously from the sidelines. And President Franklin Roosevelt has been keeping an even closer eye on developments in the Third Reich. At the president's personal request, Lanny Budd gained the confidence of the Nazi high command and began transmitting valuable information back to the White House. Espionage is a dangerous game, however, and Presidential Agent 103 soon finds himself a target of the French Resistance fighters he is attempting to assist. On a trip to London, Lanny avoids death during a Luftwaffe bombing raid and takes part in the capture of Rudolf Hess. He gets stranded in Asia and is forced to make his way across war-torn China after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor finally brings the United States into the global melee. But Lanny's most important mission still lies before him: He must enter the lion's den alone and unprotected once more to unearth the Nazi Party's most deeply buried secret--the progress of Hitler's scientists in the race to build the atom bomb. A World to Win is the electrifying seventh chapter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to vivid life. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

And Be a Villain

by Rex Stout

Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage.From the Paperback edition.

The Heart Remembers

by Peggy Gaddis

Life in Harbor Pines was placid and tranquil. Everything followed its usual pattern; everyone moved peacefully along through life. But one night it all blew up in Shelley Kimbrough’s face, and she was torn from the tracks of her habitual way of living.That night Shelley learned about the frailties of love - and the strength of another woman’s treachery. It was a night that a triangle turned to tragedy.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Heart Remembers

by Peggy Gaddis

Life in Harbor Pines was placid and tranquil. Everything followed its usual pattern; everyone moved peacefully along through life. But one night it all blew up in Shelley Kimbrough’s face, and she was torn from the tracks of her habitual way of living.That night Shelley learned about the frailties of love - and the strength of another woman’s treachery. It was a night that a triangle turned to tragedy.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

One Clear Call

by Upton Sinclair

As D-Day approaches, presidential agent Lanny Budd is unmasked by Himmler's Gestapo and must flee the Nazis' retribution In 1943, the once-unstoppable Nazi war machine is starting to falter. For a decade and a half, Lanny Budd's cover as a fine-art dealer and Fascist sympathizer has held firm, earning him the confidence of Hermann Göring and other top officials, including Adolf Hitler himself. With the Allies preparing to retake Europe, Lanny must make certain that the location of the invasion remains hidden from the Nazi high command. But his mission is compromised and his life endangered when Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's feared Gestapo chief, uncovers Lanny's true loyalties. Now FDR's most trusted spy must run for his life, escaping into the European countryside with Hitler's executioners on his trail. His survival will require great courage, endurance, and ingenuity, but Lanny Budd is determined to live long enough to witness what he has waited so many years to see: the final collapse of the Third Reich. One Clear Call is the thrilling ninth installment of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. An astonishing mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

Retro Romance: 3 Classic Love Stories

by Peggy Gaddis

Enjoy the high drama and passion of romance's roots with Crimson Romance's three classic tales from one of the genre's pioneers. These heroines prove that strong, smart, and satisfying women always stand the test of time:No Nice Girl: Phyllis Gordon must choose between the boy next door who makes her smile and her millionaire boss who makes her melt.The Heart Remembers: Life in Harbor Pines was placid and tranquil until it all blew up in Shelley Kimbrough's face, and a triangle turned to tragedy.Flight from Love: Brooke Martin can't believe her good luck when rich playboy Reagan Hollingsworth proposes, but there's one problem: marriage is a sometime thing to Reagan and Brooke is a "'til death do us part" kind of girl. Is love something settled, or a wild, passionate affair?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Retro Romance: 3 Classic Love Stories

by Peggy Gaddis

Enjoy the high drama and passion of romance's roots with Crimson Romance's three classic tales from one of the genre's pioneers. These heroines prove that strong, smart, and satisfying women always stand the test of time:No Nice Girl: Phyllis Gordon must choose between the boy next door who makes her smile and her millionaire boss who makes her melt.The Heart Remembers: Life in Harbor Pines was placid and tranquil until it all blew up in Shelley Kimbrough's face, and a triangle turned to tragedy.Flight from Love: Brooke Martin can't believe her good luck when rich playboy Reagan Hollingsworth proposes, but there's one problem: marriage is a sometime thing to Reagan and Brooke is a "'til death do us part" kind of girl. Is love something settled, or a wild, passionate affair?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

The Story Of The Negro

by Raymond Lufkin Arna Bontemps

A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes. <P><P> Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

The Deer Stalker

by Zane Grey

Originally published in 1925, in THE DEER STALKER, Zane Grey readers will find all they have come to expect from their favorite Western author—swift action, magnificent descriptions of the desert and canyon country, plus the added valiant effort of a ranger’s struggle to save the doomed herd of deer on the Buckskin range.Zane Grey makes the reader see this colorful Arizona country, makes him feel something of the awe that is the inevitable reaction of man to the majesty of one of nature’s miracles, makes him smell the tang of mingled pine and sagebrush, makes him thrill to the heroic struggle of a few dedicated men as they battle to undo the harm of the willful and greedy.

Four Lost Ladies

by Stuart Palmer

A woman is murdered in her hotel room—and she is only the first to dieWith a seven-hundred-dollar inheritance in her pocket, small town librarian Harriet Bascom went to the track. By the time she left she had thousands—enough to live life the way she had always wanted: with champagne, music, and love. The champagne and music flow freely once she arrives in New York City, but it’s love that brings trouble. When she discovers her beloved has a terrible secret, she makes the mistake of being alone when she confronts him about it—and doesn’t even scream when she dies. Harriet is one of the three thousand women who disappear in New York each year—the women Hildegarde Withers wants to know more about. Unhappily retired, this former elementary school teacher is hungry for action. Investigating Harriet’s case—and the three other ladies who follow her into death—will provide all the action Miss Withers could ever want. Four Lost Ladies is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.

The Great Pierpont Morgan: A Biography

by Frederick Lewis Allen

A revealing biography of J. P. Morgan, one of the most powerful and enigmatic financiers in history, from bestselling author Frederick Lewis Allen. Celebrated as a titan of industry by some and decried as a monopolizing robber baron by others, John Pierpont Morgan was without a doubt a dominant player in American finance at the turn of the twentieth century. He founded U.S. Steel, a conglomeration of leading steel and iron producers, which was the nation's largest coast-to-coast railroad system, and the first company to be worth more than $1 billion. Morgan was also instrumental in developing the Federal Reserve after working with political leaders to prevent a potentially devastating fiscal crisis in 1907. Indeed, he was a driving force in the modernization of American business, and the effects of his acumen and foresight continue to resonate today--on Wall Street and beyond. Additionally, known for his displays of wealth and power, Morgan was a prominent figure of the New York society scene--a member of the original one percent--as well as a notable art connoisseur with a sizable collection now housed in Manhattan's lavish Morgan Library & Museum, once his own private library. In this meticulously researched and comprehensive biography, Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor of Harper's magazine and author of Only Yesterday, delves into the life and character of a fascinating, multidimensional man. Allen also probes the evolution of the business landscape during Morgan's lifetime, when giant corporations with unparalleled economies of scale began to absorb and replace smaller competitors. This richly detailed portrait of a man whose name is inseparable from American finance is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of banking and business history.

O Shepherd, Speak!

by Upton Sinclair

From the collapse of the Third Reich to the destruction of Hiroshima to the Nuremberg Trials, Lanny Budd bears witness to the birth of a new world order As a spy for President Franklin Roosevelt, Lanny Budd was able to infiltrate the inner circle of the Nazi high command and glean essential information on behalf of the Allied cause. Now, as the terrible global conflict approaches its long-awaited conclusion, the newly commissioned Captain Budd of the US Army is on hand to witness the final collapse of the Third Reich in the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge. The nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brings World War II to an end, but not even the death of Franklin Roosevelt can release Lanny from his obligations as Presidential Agent 103. A devastated Europe needs to be rebuilt, and there is a necessary reckoning still to come in the heart of defeated Germany, where the fanatics who murdered countless millions will stand trial for their crimes. O Shepherd, Speak! is the penultimate volume of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of twentieth-century world history. An astonishing mix of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author's vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

Tales from the Perilous Realm

by J. R. R. Tolkien Alan Lee

The definitive collection of Tolkien's classic "fairie" tales, in the vein of The Hobbit, illustrated by Oscar winner Alan LeeNever before published in a single volume, Tolkien's four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first time, in a fully illustrated volume. This new, definitive collection of works -- which had appeared separately, in various formats, between 1949 and 1998 -- comes with a brand-new foreword and endmatter, and with a series of detailed pencil illustrations by Alan Lee, in the style of his other award-winning Tolkien work, most recently in The Children of Húrin.The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some of Tolkien's often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages.

The Nero Wolfe Mystery Series: The Zeck Trilogy: And Be a Villain, The Second Confession, In the Best Families

by Rex Stout

The perfect introduction to crime fiction's greatest armchair detective: three mysteries featuring Nero Wolfe and his nemesis, gangland kingpin Arnold Zeck . . .AND BE A VILLAINTHE SECOND CONFESSIONIN THE BEST FAMILIES A guest on a radio talk show drops dead on-air after drinking a glass of a sponsor's beverage. A business mogul suspects his daughter's lawyer boyfriend of engaging in highly un-American activities. An aging millionairess feels threatened by her young playboy husband's newfound wealth. Nero Wolfe agrees to take each of these cases from the comfort of his townhouse on West 35th Street--and each time, the trail leads to Arnold Zeck, a criminal mastermind willing to defend his syndicate by any means necessary. With Wolfe's indefatigable man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, doing the legwork, their battle of wits will have fatal consequences. Featuring a new introduction by the head of Rex Stout's literary society ("The Wolfe Pack") and a letter from Stout's daughter, this ebook bundle is the thrilling legacy of a grand master of the mystery novel. "It's always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."--The New York Times Book Review

Psychoanalysis and Religion

by Erich Fromm

Social psychologist Erich Fromm probes deep into the roots of religion to find its humanistic essenceIn 1950, Erich Fromm attempted to free religion from its social function and to develop a new understanding of religious phenomena. Rather than analyzing what people believe in--whether they're monotheistic, polytheistic, or atheistic--Fromm presents an idea of what religion means in secular terms. In his timeless and straightforward style, Fromm unmasks the alienating effects of any authoritarian religion. He reveals how a humanistic religion is conducive to one's own humanity, and explains why psychoanalysis does not threaten religion. Whether you're a believer or a long-time atheist, Fromm's erudite analysis of religion is sure to reshape your concept of spirituality. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

The Town and the City

by Jack Kerouac

A quintessential American family is pulled apart by war and the rapidly changing tides of society in Jack Kerouac's captivating first novel Published seven years before his iconic On the Road, Jack Kerouac's debut novel follows the experiences of one family as they navigate the seismic cultural shifts following World War II. Inspired by Kerouac's own New England youth, the eight Martin children enjoy an idyllic upbringing in a small Massachusetts mill-town. Middle son Peter, a budding intellectual and promising athlete, most strongly feels the lure of the future. When war breaks out, the siblings' lives are interrupted by military service; their parents must sell their house after the family business goes bankrupt; and Peter, eager to see the world, voyages overseas as a Merchant Marine. After returning home, Peter is drawn to the kinetic energy of New York City and the progressive, bohemian ideas springing from its denizen young poets, writers, and artists. His new friends are fictionalized versions of Kerouac's contemporaries: Allen Ginsberg (as Leon Levinsky), Lucien Carr (as Kenneth Wood), and William Burroughs (as Will Dennison), and other members of the Beat Generation. Seen by Peter's parents as hoodlums and junkies, the Beats challenge conventional American ideas of everything from authority and religion to marriage and domestic life.

The Forgotten Language

by Erich Fromm

Renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm investigates the universal language of symbols, expressed through dream and myths, and how it illuminates our humanityIn this study, Erich Fromm opens up the world of symbolic language, "the one foreign language that each of us must learn." Understanding symbols, he posits, helps us reach the hidden layers of our individual personalities, as well as connect with our common human experiences. By grasping the symbolic language of dreams, Fromm explains, we can then also understand the deeper wisdom of myths, art, and literature. This also gives us access to what we, and our society, usually repress. Fromm shares the history of dream interpretations, and demonstrates his analysis of many types of dreams. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

People Are Important

by Eva Knox Evans

Explains the origins of communication and languages and how customs and symbols mean different things to different peoples.<P><P>Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

50 Great Short Stories

by Milton Crane

50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world’s finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and O’Connor. The variety in style and subject is enormous.

The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900–1950

by Frederick Lewis Allen

The New York Times-bestselling history of the first half of the twentieth century--five decades that transformed America--from the author of Only Yesterday. During the first fifty years of the twentieth century, the United States saw two world wars, a devastating economic depression, and more social, political, and economic changes than in any other five-decade period before. Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor of Harper's magazine, recounts these years--spanning World War I, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War--in vivid detail, from the fashions and customs of the times to major events that changed the course of history. Politically, the United States grew into its own as a global superpower during these years, even as domestic developments altered the everyday lives of its citizens. The introduction of the automobile, mass production, and organized labor changed the way Americans lived and worked, while innovations like penicillin and government regulation of food safety contributed to an increase in average life expectancy from forty-nine years in 1900 to sixty-eight years in 1950. With the development of a strong, centralized government, a thriving middle class, and widespread economic prosperity, the nation emerged from the Second World War transformed in virtually every way. Richly informative and delightfully readable, The Big Change is an indispensable volume charting the many changes that ushered in our contemporary age.

The Devil's Advocate: The Epic Novel of One Man's Fight to Save America from Tyranny

by Taylor Caldwell

A revolution is waged against a totalitarian government in this novel of a dystopian near-future America from a #1 New York Times–bestselling author. In the heart of Philadelphia, insurgent Andrew Durant has been nursing a festering rage. And he’s not alone. Through underground networks, he’s found himself among a secret thousands, building an army called the Minute Men. They’re readying themselves for war to reclaim what was once America. In the nation now known as the Democracy, independent thought is a thing of the past. The Constitution is waste paper. A conscienceless president has been appointed by the military—for life. The government has co-opted farmland crops. Citizens are divided between two classes: wealthy corporations and the destitute. Areas of the country devastated by war or natural disaster remain unchecked. On behalf of national security, neighbors are instructed to spy on one another. Exposing those who are undemocratic is law. And all dissenters are eliminated. Durant, the chosen agent for the poverty-stricken rural Democracy, finds himself increasingly isolated and afraid. Mobilizing revolutionaries has become a dangerous tactic; the Minute Men have their own traitors, infiltrators assigned to undo everything Durant and his men are fighting to conquer. Now, the rebels have only their beliefs left to trust. A stunning dystopian vision in the tradition of George Orwell’s 1984 and Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Devil’s Advocate is author Taylor Caldwell’s “tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews). More than a half-century after its original publication, this “courageous book” is timelier than ever (Chicago Sunday Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest

by Peter Dickinson

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year: The murder of the leader of a pygmy tribe introduces us to James Pibble, the Scotland Yard superintendent with a knack for solving the most extraordinary of crimes Oddball cases are James Pibble's specialty. But the brutal bludgeoning of the revered elder of a New Guinea tribesman may be his strangest yet. The corpse, in striped pajamas, lies in the middle of a room completely absent of furniture. Seven women squat on the floorboards. One knits. Another sits cross-legged at his feet. They all chant incantations in a strange language. The murder weapon, a wooden balustrade ornament in the shape of an owl, could have been wielded by any of the myriad suspects Pibble meets at Flagg Terrace, the London residence where the Ku family currently lives. And the only clue seems to be an Edwardian penny. So who killed bearded, four-foot-tall Aaron Ku? Everyone seems to have an alibi, including a local real estate agent, a professional escort, and an anthropologist whose marriage into the tribe was forbidden. In a house where men and women live in separate quarters, Pibble must follow a hierarchy of primitive rituals and gender-role reversals to unmask a surprising killer.

The Green Gene

by Peter Dickinson

CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson is back: An Indian doctor joins the English underground to fight racial oppression Dr. P. P. Humayan expects prejudice from the English. Growing up in Bombay, he was raised on stories of the injustices of life in Britain, where racial status is marked on one's papers and anyone of Celtic descent is born with green skin and forced to live in walled-off ghettos. But when he travels to London to announce that he has solved the genetic mystery of why the Celts are born green, he is shocked by the system's brutality. Only one English girl is kind to him--and she will soon find herself in mortal peril. When his host family is murdered, Humayan slips underground, joining a small band of rebels who would do anything to see racial equality restored to England. There are powerful men working to maintain the sinister status quo, and bringing them down will be the toughest problem this mathematician has ever faced.

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