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Executive orders

by  Tom Clancy
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The President is dead -- and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's most extraordinary novel. A joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan.

 

Medical Waste Disposal

by  Calvin R. Brunner
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893 medical wasteMEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL is a sourcebook for all aspects of medical waste handling, treatment and disposal. This book defines medical waste, describes the potential dangers associated with it, and presents methods for its treatment and disposal including autoclave treatment, radiation and other thermal and non-thermal processes. Incineration technologies are included in the text, as well as a chapter on crematories.

Freedom and Death

by  Nikos Kazantzakis
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798 freedom deathThis is Kazantzakis's modern "Iliad". Set in late-19th-century Crete, when a new uprising takes place to rival those of 1854, 1866 and 1878. In the village of Megalokastro, a Cretan resistance fighter named Captain Michales, is matched by the Turkish bey, his blood-brother. The book has been translated in 26 languages ranging from English to Farsi. Nikos Kazantzakis is one of the most important Greek writers of the 20th century and certain foreign critics consider him a writer "who can stand with the nineteenth century giants, with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche (with all of whom he has affinities)".

Concepts in Submarine Design

by  Roy Burcher, Louis J. Rydill
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732 submarine designThis book shows how the engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design relate to each other, and describes the operational performance required of a vessel. The authors explain concepts of hydrodynamics, structure, powering and dynamics, in addition to architectural considerations that bear on the submarine design process.

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856 ancient romeMore than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since.

The Odessa File

by  Frederick Forsyth
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811 odessaIn November 1963, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Peter Miller, a German freelance crime reporter, follows an ambulance to the apartment of Salomon Tauber, a Jewish Holocaust-survivor who has committed suicide. The next day, Miller is given the dead man's diary by a friend in the police.

The Three Musketeers

by  Alexander Dumas
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852 musketeersOne of the most famous historical novels ever written, The Three Musketeers (1844) is also revered as one of the world's greatest adventure stories--its heroes Athos, Porthos and Aramis symbols for the spirit of youth, daring, and comradeship. This authoritative new edition of Dumas' classic work is the most fully annotated to date available in English.

The Count of Monte Cristo

by  Alexander Dumas
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871 montechristoImprisoned for a crime he didn t commit, Edmond Dante¨s spends 14 bitter years in a dungeon. When his daring escape plan works he uses all he has learned during his incarceration to mastermind an elaborate plan of revenge that will bring punishment to those he holds responsible for his fate. No longer the naive sailor who disappeared into the dark fortress all those years ago, he reinvents himself as the charming, mysterious, and powerful Count of Monte Cristo.

The Way It Was - Pearl Harbor: The Original Photographs

by  J. Michael Wenger, Katherine V. Dillon, Donald M. Goldstein
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760 pearl harborAt long last, the familiar and overused photographs of the "Day of Infamy" can be retired. The 430 prints in this new and welcome collection were gathered from various Japanese and U.S. sources, and most have never been seen by the general public. The majority were taken during the height of the air raid itself, many from Japanese cockpits.

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741 bermuda triangleWhat is this strange area in the Atlantic that seems to swallow up ships and planes without warning? Finally, thanks to Larry Kusche, a reference librarian at Arizona State University, we have a plausible answer to this most perplexing enigma. Intrigued by the many requests for information he received, Kusche went on an intensive hunt for knowledge. He gathered everything he could find about each incident from sources as diverse as the military, insurance agencies, and newspaper reports. The truth is in here—and it's logical, smart, and backed up by evidence.

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