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By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Denise Kiernan. 2013
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents. But to most of the… world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s fateful secret was revealed. Bestseller. 2013.
By Judith S Wallerstein. 1995
The authors of "Second Chances", which is about divorce, look at fifty continuing marriages. Their subjects have been married at… least nine years, have children, and are mostly white and well-educated. Interview excerpts illustrate what the authors consider the four types of marriage and the nine psychological tasks involved in success. Bestseller. 1995.
By Richard Carlson. 2000
This companion to "Don't sweat the small stuff" and others in the series for adults, advises teens on controlling stress… in their lives. Includes one hundred tips on coping with such things as breakups, bad hair days, and peer pressure. For junior and senior high readers. Bestseller. 2000.
By Richard Carlson. 1998
The author offers one hundred short essays to help people enjoy life more and worry less. Ideas include considering that… a journey begins with just one step, transcending problems instead of dealing with them, using the power of reflection, taking lunch breaks, and remembering the Golden Rule. c1998.
By Tim Allen. 1994
Like his character on the sitcom "Home Improvement," Allen ponders the differences between the sexes and discusses male zones that… include the basement of Sears. He explains the horrors of growing up with the surname of Dick, later dropped for show business. And he even finds humour in his stay in prison, where it's difficult NOT to stand so close to a naked man. Includes strong language. c1994.
By Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso. 1993
The authors use the details of thirteen Mafia murders in Canada to trace the development of the Mafia in this… country. Each murder is examined in the context of the Mafia ethos. Also includes the code of behaviour for the Calabrian Mafia. Strong language and descriptions of violence. 1993.
By Kenneth C Davis. 1992
By Joseph Wambaugh. 1987
By Ann Rule. 1995
In 1986, Cheryl Keeton's body is found in an overturned van on Portland's Sunset Highway. It looks like a traffic… accident, but Cheryl has been bludgeoned to death. She left behind a note incriminating her estranged husband, Brad Cunningham, much to the shock of his physician girlfriend. Strong language and violence. 1995.
By Bob Greene. 2000
Based on interviews with his father's hero--the B-29 pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945--a… syndicated columnist delivers a tribute to a passing generation. Explores the values of World War II veterans and their commitment to patriotism, courage, and a sense of duty. Bestseller. 2000.
The author demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his blend of… storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives. 2005.
By Dave Barry. 1995
According to Barry, this is a book about guys--not a book about men. Books about men are too serious. Barry… begins with a test to determine the reader's "guyness" and then gives a brief account of the role of guys in history, their biological nature, their social development, and special guy problems. For women, there is a chapter on dealing with guys. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1995. Uniform title: Complete guide to guys
By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By Henry Kissinger. 1994
Former national security consultant and secretary of state surveys the history of diplomacy from the seventeenth-century Peace of Westphalia. He… focuses on American diplomacy following the Cold War; specifically, his belief in the need for a "blend of experience and insight" to preserve a balance of power and the need to be more assertive about protecting national interests. Kissinger frequently cites his own contributions. c1994.
By Ethel Spector Person. 1988
The author looks at literature, film, and life itself to demonstrate how romantic love has the power to transform, heal… and ennoble. She concludes that romantic love can bring either liberation or destruction. 1988.
By Caroline Knapp. 1996
One woman's struggle to overcome twenty years of "high-functioning" alcoholism. She examines how drinking contributed to her difficulty in dealing… with her parents' deaths and with the discovery of her father's alcoholism. Includes information about alcohol abuse and an alcoholism questionnaire. Bestseller. 1996.
By Ann Brocklehurst. 2016
Tim Bosma of Hamilton, Ontario, was a successful businessman and happily married young father until he put his truck up… for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. His disappearance and the murder investigation that followed played out on social media and in the headlines over several weeks in spring 2013. His heartbroken family made futile pleas for his return. Weeks later, two men were arrested for Bosma's murder, a petty criminal named Mark Smich, and Dellen Millard, the heir of an aviation millionaire. Disturbingly, there appeared to be no motive for the gruesome killing of Bosma, whose charred remains were found on Millard's farm. It seemed to be a cold-blooded "thrill kill" carried out by what some would deem a psychopath, and his sidekick. But there was even more to the grisly story. The investigation of Bosma's death would eventually lead to the discovery of two other murders: the pair would be charged with the murder of Laura Babcock, Millard's former girlfriend, who disappeared in 2012, and Millard alone would be charged with the murder of his own father, Wayne Millard. 2016.
By George Burns. 1984
By Frederick Barthelme, Steve Barthelme. 2000
The author of "Bob the Gambler" joins his brother, also a professor and writer, to describe how they became addicted… to gambling. They recall cheerfully losing their inheritance and more, only to be falsely accused of cheating and arrested. Some strong language. 2000.