Literature & Fiction

The Big One

by  Stuart Slade
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644 big oneIt is the summer of 1947 and Europe is being torn apart by a war nobody can win. Nazi Germany occupies everything from the Pyrenees to the Volga, from Britain to the Alps. In the east, Russian and American Armies fight together, holding the line on the Volga to prevent the German Army from breaking through. In the West, American aircraft carriers rule the Atlantic, hurling their hordes of midnight-blue fighter-bombers against every target they can find.

Designated Targets

by  John Birmingham
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730 designatedtargetsIt's World War II and the A-bomb is here to stay. The only question: Who's going to drop it first? The Battle of Midway takes on a whole new dimension with the sudden appearance of a U.S.-led naval task force from the twenty-first century, the result of a botched military experiment. State-of-the-art warships are scattered across the Pacific, armed to the teeth with the latest instruments of mass destruction.

The Name of the Rose

by  Umberto Eco
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896 name roseA spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic.

World War III

by  Joe Buff
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719 futuresubmarineThe year is 2011, and in South Africa a reactionary coup has established a military government that has begun sinking U.S. and British merchant ships. NATO quickly responds, with only Germany holding back-until Germany starts nuking Poland and eviscerating the French. Now the South Atlantic is a battleground where nuclear-tipped missiles rule-and the only gun worth using is one that seeks and fires from deep beneath the sea. Tactical nukes are used by both sides with great loss of life.

Seas of Crisis

by  Joe Buff
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724 seascrisisRedemption comes in the form of a new mission that will pit Fuller against his former adversaries from the Cold War. Washington has concluded that Russia is the key to victory. The former superpower, officially a neutral country, is clandestinely supplying the Axis powers with advanced weapons technology. Russia must be punished, but it needs to be orchestrated in such a way that will, at the same time, avoid creating a new enemy.

Pompei

by  Robert Harris
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653 pompeiAll along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

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658 end beginingThe alternate history master and author of Days of Infamy brings his Pearl Harbor epic to a dramatic conclusion. 

In this alternate history of World War II, the Japanese follow up their Pearl Harbor attack with the successful occupation of Hawaii, and America is marshalling its military forces-from east coast to west-to reclaim the islands from the enemy.

 

Gates of fire

by  Steven Pressfield
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655 gates fire"Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie".

Thus reads an ancient stone at Thermopylae in central Greece, the site of one of the world's greatest battles for freedom.

Grail Quest series

by  Bernard Cornwell
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668 grail mainA trilogy that deals with a mid-14th century search for the Holy Grail during the Hundred Years' War. An English archer, Thomas of Hookton, becomes drawn into the quest by the actions of a mercenary soldier called "The Harlequin," who murders Thomas's family in his own obsessive search for the Grail.

Angels & Demons

by  Dan Brown
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680 angels demonAn ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth.

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