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World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every Man in His Humour"; Beaumont and Fletcher "The Maid's Tragedy"; Sheridan "The School for Scandal"; plus plays from the Orient, medieval plays and more.

Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

by John F. Carlson

Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art students' most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, atmospheric conditions, and other phenomena to be found in nature. Through his profound understanding of the physical nature of landscapes and his highly developed artistic sense, John Carlson is able to explain both the whys and the hows of the various aspects of landscape painting. Among the subjects covered are angles and consequent values (an insightful concept necessary for strong overall unity of design), aerial and linear perspective, the painting of trees, the emotional properties of line and mass in composition, light, unity of tone, choice of subject, and memory work. In the beginning chapters, the author tells how to make the best of canvas, palette, colors, brushes, and other materials and gives valuable advice about texture, glazing, varnishing, bleaching, retouching, and framing. Thirty-four reproductions of Mr. Carlson's own work and 58 of his explanatory diagrams are shown on pages adjoining the text. As Howard Simon says in the introduction: "Crammed into its pages are the thoughts and experiences of a lifetime of painting and teaching. Undoubtedly it is a good book for the beginner, but the old hand at art will appreciate its honesty and broadness of viewpoint. It confines itself to the mechanics of landscape painting but, philosophically, it roams far and wide. . . . This is a book to keep, to read at leisure, and to look into for the solution of problems as they arise, when the need for an experienced hand is felt."

The Human Figure

by John H. Vanderpoel

This great classic is still unrivalled for its clear, detailed presentation of thousands of fundamental features of the human figure. Every element of the body (such as the overhang of the upper lip; the puckering at the corners of the mouth; the characteristic proportions of the head, trunk, limbs, etc.; the tension between connected portions of the body; etc.) is carefully and concisely pointed out in the text. Even more helpful are the 430 pencil and charcoal drawings that illustrate each feature so that you are, in effect, shown what to look for by a master teacher. The result is the only art instruction book which not only illustrates details of the body but directs your attention at every stage to a host of subtle points of shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, variations due to extreme age or youth, and both major and minor differences in the structure and representation of the male and female figure. Comprehensive discussions and drawings cover the eyes; nose, mouth and chin; ear; head, trunk, back and hips; neck, throat, and shoulder; shoulder and arm; hand and wrist; leg; foot; the complete figure; and other interdependent groups of structures. This is the human figure as the artist, art student, and art teacher must know it in order to avoid many deceptive errors unfortunately common in much modern portraiture, painting, and illustrative art.

The Story of Freginald

by Walter R. Brooks Kurt Wiese

Freddy, the smallest and cleverest of the pigs on Bean Farm, is "a pig of many parts, a paragon of porkers" (The New York Times). Detective, politician, ambassador to the Martians--whatever the situation requests, Freddy fits the bill. There's never a dull moment for Freddy and the other animals on Bean Farm, who are "as fast-mouthed and sharply funny as the Marx Brothers, as aphoristic and gimlet-eyed as astute as Noel Coward, and yet always affectionate and forgiving" (The Globe and Mail). Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in these all-American children's classics.The Story of Freginald is another classic from Walter R. Brooks. This exciting tale is of a bear named Freginald who joins the famous Boomschmidt Circus and becomes known as the bear that recites poetry. Together with his new friend, Leo the Lion, Freginald sets off to find other unusual animal acts for the circus. The two friends are taken prisoner by a group of renegade farm animals and the entire circus must come to their rescue. A thrilling battle, a rival circus, and a strange mystery that can only be solved by Freddy the Detective all make for a rollicking tale for Freddy and Brooks fans everywhere.

Thermodynamics

by Enrico Fermi

Indisputably, this is a modern classic of science. Based on a course of lectures delivered by the author at Columbia University, the text is elementary in treatment and remarkable for its clarity and organization. Although it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the fundamental facts of thermometry and calorimetry, no advanced mathematics beyond calculus is assumed.Partial contents: thermodynamic systems, the first law of thermodynamics (application, adiabatic transformations), the second law of thermodynamics (Carnot cycle, absolute thermodynamic temperature, thermal engines), the entropy (properties of cycles, entropy of a system whose states can be represented on a (V, p) diagram, Clapeyron and Van der Waals equations), thermodynamic potentials (free energy, thermodynamic potential at constant pressure, the phase rule, thermodynamics of the reversible electric cell), gaseous reactions (chemical equilibria in gases, Van't Hoff reaction box, another proof of the equation of gaseous equilibria, principle of Le Chatelier), the thermodynamics of dilute solutions (osmotic pressure, chemical equilibria in solutions, the distribution of a solute between 2 phases vapor pressure, boiling and freezing points), the entropy constant (Nernst's theorem, thermal ionization of a gas, thermionic effect, etc.).

The Clockwork Twin

by Walter R. Brooks Kurt Wiese

The international sensation for readers young and old, Freddy the Pig, is back! Adoniram lives with his cruel aunt and uncle until a chance flood leads him to the irrepressible Freddy and Jinx the Cat. The animals convince him to stay at Bean Farm and Mr. Bean's brother even builds him a mechanical twin playmate. When Adoniram's aunt and uncle come looking for him, they mistake the clockwork twin for the real boy. A rollicking comedy of errors ensues, and it is once again up to Freddy and friends to save the day.

Men of Mathematics

by E. T. Bell

Here is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century. Men of Mathematics accessibly explains the major mathematics, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton's calculus and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. In addition, the book goes beyond pure mathematics to present a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians -- an extraordinary number of whom lived bizarre or unusual lives. Finally, Men of Mathematics is also a history of ideas, tracing the majestic development of mathematical thought from ancient times to the twentieth century. This enduring work's clear, often humorous way of dealing with complex ideas makes it an ideal book for the non-mathematician.

Anthem

by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand's searing portrait of a dystopian future in which all ego has been erased In a world where science and learning are banned and the simple utterance of the Unspeakable Word, I, is punishable by death, a man named Equality 7-2521 struggles with his unquenchable desire to investigate, to think, to know. His instincts are a "curse" that threatens to bring him to the attention of a government dedicated to the elimination of the self. But Equality 7-2521 cannot ignore his true nature, just as he cannot ignore the fruits of his curiosity: the discovery of the mysterious "power of the sky." His great awakening--in heart, mind, and soul--represents the inevitable triumph of the individual over the collective.A riveting, thought-provoking parable based on the author's experience of life in a socialist state, Anthem serves as an invaluable introduction to Ayn Rand, her fiction, and her philosophy.

Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway

by Ernest Hemingway

This stunning collection of short stories by Nobel Prize­-winning author, Ernest Hemingway, contains a lifetime of work--ranging from fan favorites to several stories only available in this compilation.In this definitive collection of short stories, you will delight in Ernest Hemingway's most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.

Dynasty of Death: A Novel

by Taylor Caldwell

New York Times-bestselling author Taylor Caldwell's debut novel sweeps from 1837 to the eve of World War I, following two families who grow a small munitions factory into a global empire. In 1837, Joseph Barbour, an upper servant in an English village, immigrates with his family to America so he can make his fortune in the nascent artillery business. A man of vision, Joseph foresees a time when wars will not be won with courage and brave hearts but rather by the nations with superior firearms. Joseph and his family settle in a rural Pennsylvania village, but his wife, Hilda, is unhappy and longs to return to England. Their shy and sensitive younger son, Martin, is also homesick, but what troubles him most is the cruelty and violence he sees in his older brother, Ernest. Martin's fears come to fruition when Joseph forms a gunpowder firm with Armand Bouchard, who lives with his wife and three sons down the road from the Barbours. As the years pass, Ernest proves himself invaluable to Barbour & Bouchard. Ruthless and ambitious, he takes what he wants. But beautiful Amy Drumhill continues to elude him and becomes the catalyst in a war that will estrange the two brothers and leave Ernest haunted by the blood that will be forever on his hands. Dynasty of Death is a moving saga of two families, the epic struggle between two brothers, and the legacy their guns will leave the world as mighty enemy nations gear up for battle.

Rebecca

by Daphne Du Maurier Virago

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

Freddy the Politician

by Kurt Wiese Walter R. Brooks

Freddy, the good-natured pig, promotes a campaign to get Mrs. Wiggins, the cow, elected president of the First Animal Republic. As an officer in the First Animal Bank he has more than a modicum of influence--if he can just figure out how to use it.

Lonesome Road (Miss Silver #3)

by Patricia Wentworth

A terrified young woman asks Miss Silver for help unmasking someone who has threatened her lifeRachel Traherne does not want to meet Maud Silver. She does not want to tell her that someone has threatened her life, because she does not want that dreadful fact to be true. But see Miss Silver she must, for the stout, old-fashioned detective is the only person in London who may be able to keep her safe. Rachel has been receiving threatening letters about her deceased father's fortune. The first two letters were vague; the third said simply, "Get ready to die." Since then she has been nearly killed three times: first by a flight of sabotaged stairs, second by fire, and third by a box of poisoned chocolates. She fears it may be a family member, jealous of her inheritance and willing to kill to get it. But who could it be? Miss Silver is going to find out.

Freddy's Cousin Weedly

by Walter R. Brooks Kurt Wiese

The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy's Cousin Weedly, Freddy's timid little cousin is sent to Bean Farm, in the hopes that Freddy can cure his shyness. Jinx the cat takes the piglet under his wing and concocts a scheme to cure Weedly of his fears, with the help of the other farm animals. Along the way, the animals must also deal with caterpillar attacks, trespassing relatives and a fight for a valuable family heirloom. Finally Freddy and the others come up with a way to make everyone happy, and gain some new friends as well.

Murder within Murder

by Frances Lockridge Richard Lockridge

Mr. and Mrs. North seek the killer of a terribly unpleasant society woman Miss Amelia Gipson doesn't tolerate foolishness. She doubts she's ever made a mistake, and it's unlikely she would change anything about her life--even if she knew she was in danger. While researching a famous murder case at the public library, she becomes ill at her desk. Within minutes, she's dead. Miss Gipson would be pleased with the coroner. He doesn't muck around when delivering the cause of death. There's simply no question: She was poisoned. Fortunately, Miss Gipson was one of Jerry North's authors, which means that the accomplished amateur sleuth has another case on his hands. With the help of his utterly brilliant--if slightly strange--wife, Pamela, Mr. North soon finds that the question isn't who wanted Miss Gipson dead, but who didn't.Murder within Murder is the 10th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Norths Meet Murder

by Richard Lockridge Frances Lockridge

Mr. and Mrs. North stumble upon a corpse--and fall backward into murder Jerry and Pamela North's upstairs apartment has been empty as long as they can remember. It's an ordinary Greenwich Village abode, and the Norths are ordinary Villagers--which means they can't bear to go more than a few days between cocktail parties. So when Pamela decides to stage a soiree in the empty apartment, Jerry goes along begrudgingly. But what seems inconvenient becomes felonious the moment they find a dead man in the tub. He has been bludgeoned, stripped naked, and left to rot. The party is most certainly off. Which neighbor was rude enough to leave a body in the upstairs tub? Though they should know better, Mr. and Mrs. North can't resist getting involved. Before they know it, they're right in the thick of a manhunt, and Greenwich Village will never be the same.The Norths Meet Murder is the 1st book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne

by Brett Halliday

"One of the best of the tough sleuths" tangles with blackmail and murder in Miami Beach in this hardboiled detective tale by one of the all-time greats (The New York Times). The day he met Phyllis Brighton, Mike Shayne saved her from jumping out a window--and he has been rescuing her ever since. First he helped her beat a murder rap; now he's trying to pry her away from the sleaziest lawyer in Dade County: Harry Grange. A mouthpiece for every crook in Miami, Grange is running a blackmail racket when Shayne sees him with Phyllis on his arm at a local gambling hall. Shayne warns his friend to ditch her crooked beau, but she is too proud to take his advice. Unfortunately for her, the relationship will end with murder. Shayne gets the call just after he gets back to his office. Harry Grange has been found dead on the sands of Miami Beach. Even worse, Shayne's gun is missing and his friend Larry Kincaid may have used it to gun down the blackmailing lawyer. To save his friends, Mike Shayne will have to outsmart the cleverest killer in town. Adapted into the film Michael Shayne, Private Detective, this classic PI novel is part of the long-running mystery series that also inspired a 1940s radio show and translations around the world.

Tickets for Death

by Brett Halliday

Mike Shayne receives a tip off from a desperate drunk concerning corruption at the racetrack Marriage hasn't stopped Mike Shayne's phone from ringing. Every night it seems there's some troubled dame calling up with a problem that only Miami's toughest PI can solve. Thankfully, Phyllis Shane isn't the jealous type. She simply passes along the messages and lets her husband get himself into trouble. Tonight the call comes from the notorious Red Rose Apartments, home to the city's least discreet women. Someone has been cashing counterfeit tickets at the local greyhound track, taking the owners for thousands of dollars every night, and Mayme Martin, resident of the Red Rose Apartments, has an idea about who's responsible. But drunk and haggard, she won't be able to tell Shayne everything he needs to know in time. Mr. and Mrs. Shayne are on their way to the racetrack, but they may have to kill if they are to escape alive.

The Uncomplaining Corpses

by Brett Halliday

The honeymoon is over--and it's time for Mike Shayne to prepare for Miami's killing season For years, Mike Shayne has tangled with the toughest crooks the country has to offer, outsmarting some and outpunching the rest. He was good at his job, but he had no one to come home to--until he met Phyllis. After rescuing his damsel in distress more than once, the hard-boiled PI found himself falling in love, and before he knew it, they were married and on their honeymoon in Cuba. Unfortunately for the lovebirds, their migration home to Miami marks the height of tourist season, when every gangster in America travels south to play. He may be a married man, but Mike Shayne won't be spending this balmy winter cozied up at home. When a real-estate developer tries to hire Shayne to break into his home as part of an insurance-fraud scam, the scheme quickly turns to murder. With more deaths on the horizon, Shayne will have to be careful if he doesn't want to celebrate his first wedding anniversary behind bars.

Death in High Heels

by Christianna Brand

Inspector Charlesworth investigates a strange murder in a dress shopThe sales room at Christophe et Cie is staffed by five young women. Each is beautiful in her own way--and each could be a murderer. One morning, two of the women purchase some oxalic acid to clean a stain off a Panama hat. No one knows how the poison gets into Miss Doon's system, but it doesn't take long to kill her. When Inspector Charlesworth steps into the little shop, he finds a dozen motives and no clear solution. Everyone in the shop was jealous of Miss Doon, for as the owner's girlfriend she was the favorite to head up the store's new Riviera branch. Romantic feelings for his chief suspect sidetrack Charlesworth, and it takes a second murder to put him back on the trail of the killer.

Freddy and the Ignormus

by Kurt Wiese Walter R. Brooks

First published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children and are now going on to delight a sixth generation. Freddy the Pig must summon all of his courage and detective skills when the chief suspect of a series of robberies on the Bean Farm is a legendary beast from the Big Woods.

Murder Out of Turn

by Richard Lockridge Frances Lockridge

For Mr. and Mrs. North, there's no vacation from murder In a remote cabin far from New York City, Jerry and Pamela North are getting killed. On the brink of annihilation, they grit their teeth and battle back. In a moment, the fight is finished--and the Norths are named mixed doubles champions. It's a happy moment during a splendid vacation, but off the tennis court, all is not well. After an afternoon of fun and games, the evening's entertainment will be murder. Mr. and Mrs. North have invited their closest friends--an ex-aviator, a mysterious doctor, and New York Police Department's own Lt. William Weigand--to join them on this glittering retreat, but the joviality ends when Weigand finds Helen Wilson lying across the path, a knife buried in her neck. A member of the group surely killed her, and unless the Norths act quickly, the murderer will strike again.Murder Out of Turn is the 2nd book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Pinch of Poison

by Richard Lockridge Frances Lockridge

At a swanky rooftop restaurant, a young woman takes her final sip There's a stunning view from the top of the Ritz-Plaza Hotel, but it pales in comparison to Lois Winston's beauty. She arrives on the arm of David McIntosh--an agreeable young man who would marry her if she gave him the chance--to take in the scenery, eat a light supper, and forget the busy world below. Lois's first cocktail lifts her spirits, helping her dispel the strange sadness that tugs at her soul, but her second drink isn't so kind. Lois isn't halfway done with her Cuba libre when her cheeks grow hot, her breath becomes short, and she falls dead to the floor. Solving the case of this terribly fashionable murder falls to New York Police Department's Lt. William Weigand, who tackles the investigation with the help of his friends, Jerry and Pamela North. The effervescent couple will catch the killer between cocktails--unless the poisoner targets their glasses next.A Pinch of Poison is the 3rd book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Time No Longer: A Novel

by Taylor Caldwell

On the eve of World War II, twin brothers are divided by the murder of a German Jew, in this epic tale from New York Times-bestselling author Taylor Caldwell. Karl Erlich loves his country. But these are dangerous times for Germany, whose poor and downtrodden have been seduced by an Austrian sign painter named Adolf Hitler. Karl's twin brother, Kurt, a distinguished scientist, has already pledged his allegiance to the Third Reich, a regime that Karl finds cruel and oppressive. But he soon has even more reason to fear: There is talk of the Nazis singling out the Jews for extermination. Karl and Kurt's younger sister, Gerda, is engaged to Eric Rheinhardt, a German Jew. Before Gerda and Eric can escape to America, Eric is arrested by the Gestapo. Then the unthinkable happens, and in the wake of searing tragedy, Karl cuts all ties with his brother. A onetime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he is no longer able to write, eat, or sleep. His wife, Therese, fears for his sanity. She knows she must get her husband away from the madness that is now Germany. But can she rescue her husband, who is rapidly becoming like their beleaguered Rhineland--inconsolable, frightened, and thirsting for revenge? As she seeks answers, unknowingly thrusting herself into harm's way, Therese will discover the powerful ties that bind German to Jew, and come to realize that the only one way to save Karl is to save Germany. Set in the years of the Nazis' ascent to power, Time No Longer is at once a universal and intensely personal novel about the struggle against hate and fear that can elevate an ordinary man to extraordinary heights and the unassailable bond between two brothers.

Win at Checkers

by Millard Hopper

Former Unrestricted World Checker Champion introduces you to the game and lets you in on championship secrets. Shots and traps, opening "blitzkrieg" moves, end game, more.

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