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I remembered it from high school chemistry, one of those experiments where we made hydrogen. It was more of an acidic sensation on the palate than a real smell, but I recognized it. The pile of spent fuel at the bottom was beginning to outgas. Next would come the fire to end all fires. . . . A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas-station restroom,... more...

100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species--eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge--achieved dominance.  They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners--the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the... more...

[Read by Nancy Wu] A candid, rollicking literary travelogue from a pioneering New Yorker writer, an intrepid heroine who documented China in the years before World War II Deemed scandalous at the time of its publication in 1944, Emily Hahn's now classic memoir of her years in China remains remarkable for her insights into a tumultuous period and her frankness about her personal exploits. A proud feminist and fearless traveler,... more...

WINNER OF AN INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD! Sam Capra must commit an impossible assassination--or he will lose the only person in the world who matters to him . . . Sam Capra has one reason to live: to rescue his baby son from the people who abducted him. An ex-CIA agent, Sam now owns bars around the world as cover for his real mission-working undercover for a secret network as mysterious as it is powerful, while using his skills to find his... more...

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A portrait of the award-winning master chef who in spite of prestigious achievements took his own life in 2003 traces Bernard Loiseau's rise from an ambitious teenager who worked in the kitchen of the famed Troisgros brothers to the head of the Michelin star-winning La Cote d'Or, describing his relationships with staff and clientele and the toll taken on his health by his self-doubt and critics.

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The legendary Baron Munchausen was famous for telling incredible stories about his astounding happenings and astonishing feats. Munchausen was both a fearless, bold adventurer, and a fun, inspiring companion. Now, imagine the Baron playing chess! The Amazing Chess Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a compendium of the very best episodes first seen in the British periodical CHESS Monthly, together with a plethora of previously... more...

by Cooper, J.F.
It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to... more...