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Genre: United States
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia
Release: 1977
File: 137 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106002154257

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Contains the first and last novels written by Wharton, both with the theme of women trapped by social convention and fateful forces into destructive marriages

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release: 1993
File: 514 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813914833

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In this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington’s newest foe has a short fuse...and it’s just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone’s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He’s the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone’s sly cunning collides with his adversary’s hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive...

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-04-18
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780399574214

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Author: Arthur George F. Griffiths
Publisher:
Release: 1885
File: Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951P01021082Q

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Author: James Madison Drake
Publisher:
Release: 1880
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:590312658

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"With the women of the Sisterhood away on a covert assignment, their significant others could be expected to kick back and enjoy a little drama-free downtime. But that's not the way Jack, Ted, Harry, Charles, and the rest of their comrades roll. An urgent call has come to the headquarters of their organization, BOLO Consultants. Bert Navarro, head of security for Countess Anna de Silva, suspects that Annie's deluxe casino, Babylon, is being stealthily and expertly robbed. The scheme is so ingenious that Bert can't be sure how it works ... which is why the crew is soon bound for the bright lights of Vegas to investigate..."--Page [2] of dust jacket.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher:
Release: 2016-04-26
File: 277 Pages
ISBN-13: 149670312X

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THIS TIME, FOREVER Seduction—second time around! Darcy Weston knew everything there was to know about humiliation. Seven years ago she'd made a pass at heartthrob Keir Robards in his hotel bedroom. And he'd been tempted but had turned her down flat. Now Darcy was going through a repeat performance—on a Broadway stage, playing Keir's leading lady and lover! To top it all, Keir seemed intent on beginning rehearsals back in his bedroom—where else? Well, Darcy had been here before, but this time she was going to get her own back….

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Oldfield
Publisher: Harlequin
Release: 2011-07-15
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459276574

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Author: Arthur George F. Griffiths
Publisher:
Release: 1885
File: Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951P01021082Q

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THIS TIME, FOREVER Seduction—second time around! Darcy Weston knew everything there was to know about humiliation. Seven years ago she'd made a pass at heartthrob Keir Robards in his hotel bedroom. And he'd been tempted but had turned her down flat. Now Darcy was going through a repeat performance—on a Broadway stage, playing Keir's leading lady and lover! To top it all, Keir seemed intent on beginning rehearsals back in his bedroom—where else? Well, Darcy had been here before, but this time she was going to get her own back….

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Oldfield
Publisher: Harlequin
Release: 2011-07-15
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459276574

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What is the origin of the idiom “playing fast and loose”? • a juggling trick using ropes performed in Roman times • a Medieval cheating game involving sticks and belts • the sordid sale of indulgences in the Catholic Church Playing Fast and Loose invites the reader to guess the correct origin of common idioms. For each of the fifty idioms, three scenarios have been constructed. One scenario contains a short description of the likely origin of the phrase with some selected historical context that illustrates its usage. The other two scenarios also present short vignettes with factually correct historical citations; however, these two descriptions are not considered the likely origin of the phrase. Dr. Smith has researched all the idioms in this book with the Google Books search engine. He read dozens of entries for each idiom, looking for evidence to support the origin of the idiom and for interesting and credible uses of the phrase to help create the two alternative scenarios. The three scenarios contain references to famous Greek and Latin authors from Homer and Aristotle to Seneca, Vergil, and Ovid; excerpts from English sources such as Shakespeare, Milton, Defoe, Scott, and Conan Doyle; and quotations from American authors as varied as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, and P. T. Barnum. In addition, the reader will encounter many unusual and perhaps long forgotten historical sources: James Parton, Life of Andrew Jackson (1859); Hannah Glasse, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747); Elbert Smith, Practical Notes on Photography (1905); Bolton Hall, The Psychology of Sleep (1917); and Friedrich Christian Accum, Chemical Amusement, a Series of Curious and Instructive Experiments in Chemistry Which Are Easily Performed and Unattended by Danger (1817).

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Genre: Reference
Author: Michael K. Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2013-05-03
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781481737630

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