Index of Book Reviews
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P-Q, located on LPR.
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- Pacific Glory, by P. T. Deutermann.
Follow the adventures of Marsh Vincent, a surface ship officer, Mick McCarty, a fighter pilot, and Glory Hawthorne, a Navy nurse as their lives intersect and diverge throughout the War in the Pacific.
- Painted Ladies, by Robert B. Parker.
Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange-money for a stolen painting.
- The Pale Horseman, by Bernard Cornwell.
Set in the ninth-century, this rousing, battle filled story is the sequel to The Last Kingdom. Once again Uhtred is beset by divided loyalties. In order to regain his ancestral estates in Northumbria, should he align himself with the Saxon King Alfred, or with the Danish Vikings with whom he was raised.
- The Pallbearers, by Stephen J. Cannell.
When Pop is found dead from an apparent suicide, but his pallbearers don't believe that for a second, and they set out to discover the truth - and the real killer.
- Papers of the Presidents, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Contains the text, on a single CD, of multi-volume work: The Messages and Papers of the Presidents. This is a monumental work compiled by Congressman James Richardson, of the official papers of the first twenty-five American Presidents from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt.
- The Paris Option, by Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds.
A Covert-One Novel in which Secret Agent Jon Smith must stop a group of nefarious terrorists from using a super-fast DNA computer to destroy the world.
- Paris: The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd.
...from the building of Notre Dame to the machinations of Cardinal Richlieu; from the court of Versailles to the French Revolution; from the hedonism of the Belle Époque, to the heyday of the impressionists; from the tragedy of the First World War to the Nazi occupation; from the French Resistance, to the 1968 student revolt...
- Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients & Families, 2nd Edition, by William J. Weiner, Lisa M. Shulman, and Anthony E. Lang.
This book explains what Parkinson's disease is, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Also included are tips on coping with the disease and question and answer section.
- Passage to Mutiny, by Alexander Kent.
This, the eighth Richard Bolitho novel, finds Bolitho serving as Captain of the Tempest. Sailing in the South Seas, Bolitho finds himself doing battle with pirates, fierce islanders, disease, and the threat of mutiny.
- Passenger to Frankfurt, by Agatha Christie.
When a bored diplomat is approached by a young woman in a Frankfurt airport who claims her life is in danger, he 'loans' her his passport so that she can flee to England. In doing so, he plunges himself into a tangled world of international espionage, political intrigue, and danger.
- Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation, by Joseph Campbell.
In this collection of lectures delivered between 1962 and 1983, Campbell examines how myth can aid a person's journey toward fulfillment or bliss, and the psychological side of myth.
- The Patient, by Michael Palmer.
In this action-packed thriller, a terrorist holds a hospital, and a city, hostage. His demand is simple. He wants Dr. Copeland to use her newly invented robotic device to remove an inoperable brain tumor from his head. If she fails, the hostages die, and there are thousands of them!
- Pax Romana: Murder in Aquitania, by Benoit Severac.
The Pax Romana in Lugdunum Convenarum, in the Roman province of Aquitania, is rudely broken when Cracius Vespasianus, a young and lichenous Roman nobleman is brutally murdered. Who killed Cracius, and why, is the question that drives this compelling, historical murder mystery.
- Payment in Blood, by Elizabeth George.
In this, the second installment in the Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Havers mystery series, Lynley is called upon to investigate the murder of the playwright Joy Sinclair. He soon finds that his main suspect is his own girlfriend, Lady Helen Clyde...
- The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, by Michael C. Young.
Written in a question and answer format, this book provides a concise overview of the causes, diagnosis, and treatments of a peanut allergy and how to create a safe home and school environment for anyone living with a peanut allergy.
- Pelagia and the White Bulldog, by Boris Akunin.
When someone kills a bulldog belonging to the Aunt of the Bishop, Sister Pelagia is called about to find the culprit. A task that grows in importance as the death count, both human and canine, begins to rise. This is a mystery set in 19th Century Tzarist Russia.
- The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood.
As portrayed in Homer's 'Odyssey', Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War.
- The Penultimate Chance Saloon, by Simon Brett.
Brett takes a lighthearted look at post-divorce life though his character, Bill Stratton, in this quirky coming of 'late middle age' story.
- Perceiving the Elephant, Edited by Frances Lief Neer.
Essays on how to live creatively with vision loss.
- Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie.
Someone wants Nick Buckley dead, at any cost and they are even will to risk trying to kill her while she was talking to Hercule Poirot. A true gentleman, Poirot can't let someone take a pot shot at his companion without doing something about it - and despite being retired, Poirot sets out to find Nick's would be murderer.
- The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet, By Nicholas Perricone, MD.
Dr. Perricone's anti-inflammatory program based on foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes helps you to loose weight and slow aging by increasing metabolism and building and maintaining muscle mass.
- Persuasion, by Jane Austen.
Anne Elliot broke her engagement with Frederick Wentworth down because he was poor and was not her social equal. Now, eight years later, their roles are reversed. After all this time, can their love be rekindled?
- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
The quest for eternal youth is a theme that runs throughout literature. Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a work that explores the consequences, physical and psychological, that occurs when the ideal of eternal beauty and youth is achieved.
- Pillars of Society, by Henrik Ibsen.
Karsten Bernick has everything he wants - wealth, dominance, and power - but everything changes when his past catches up to him...
- Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook
Recipes from America's Favorite Cooking Contest. 400 of the most popular mouth-watering recipes from Pillsbury Bake-Off for the years 1949-2002.
- The Pink Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang.
The Pink Fairy Book is the fifth volume in Andrew Lang's Fairy Tale Book Series. It contains such stories as The Wounded Lion, Princess Minon-Minette, and The Snow-Queen.
- The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, by Richard Zacks.
Zacks separates the fiction from the fact surrounding the life and adventures of Captain Kidd in this mesmerizing history of a man who was erroneously hung for the crime of piracy.
- Pirates!, by Celia Rees.
A fictional swashbuckler that is subtitled: The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates.
- Pirates of Barbary, by Adrian Tinniswood.
Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the 17th-Century Mediterranean. In vivid detail, Tinniswood recounts the brutal struggles, glorious triumphs, and enduring personalities of the pirates of the Barbary Coast.
- Place of Hiding, A, By Elizabeth George.
In a departure from her typical mysteries, Elizabeth George has crafted a fine, slow-paced mystery that highlights two of the supporting stars of the Lynley and Havers mystery series - Deborah and Simon St. James. In this case they must prove that Deborah's friend China River did not murder Guy Brouard, despite the fact that all the evidence seems to indicate that she did indeed do the deed.
- The Plague, by Joanne Dahme.
In a land overshadowed by death, fifteen year-old Nell's uncanny resemblance to Princess Joan brings her to act as her double. But when the plague catches up to the royal entourage, thwarting the King's plan for the princess to marry the Prince of Castile, Nell's life changes, forever.
- A Plague of Lions, by Guy Fraser.
A bank robbery, a ravishing, and a murder, all occurring in quick succession, are but a few of the cases that Superintendent Henry Jarrett of Glasgow Central must solve in this thrilling historical mystery set in 1863.
- Plan of Attack, by Dale Brown.
The Russian Federation has launched a sneak attack on the United States. The US president has two options - cave in to the Russian's and admit defeat, or start an all out nuclear war. Only one man, Major General Patrick McLanahan, believes there is a third option that will allow the US to triumph without resorting to the use of nukes - the only problem is - no one will listen to him! Can he stop World War III?
- Plan Of Attack (Audio), by Bob Woodward.
An in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to the American attack on Iraq, and President George W. Bush's reasons for wanting to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
- Plan Of Attack (Large Print), by Bob Woodward.
An in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to the American attack on Iraq, and President George W. Bush's reasons for wanting to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
- Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities, by Alexandra Robbins.
Robbins' objective was to tell readers about what it was like for women inside sororities through interviews, research, and historical perspectives. In order to gain access to the sororities, Robbins went undercover as an undergraduate and befriended four women, who allowed her to infiltrate their organizations.
- The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth.
In this alternative history, FDR loses the 1940 presidential election to Charles A. Lindbergh, who quickly forms an alliance with Nazi Germany. What does this alliance mean for America's Jews and the Roth family?
- A Pocket Full of Rye, by Agatha Christie.
In this ingeniously plotted Christie classic, a child's nursery rhyme holds three clues to finding a cunning killer when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder.
- Poetry - American, British, World, compiled and indexed by Richard Seltzer.
Divided into 20 thematic sections, this CD represents a vast treasure trove of poetic works. While the largest sections are devoted to English poetry, you will also find substantial bodies of work covering American, Canadian, Australian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Latin, Scottish, and Welsh poetry. (Compact Disc)
- Poirot's Early Cases, by Agatha Christie.
Eighteen thrilling mysteries from the early cases of Hercule Poirot that will have you working your little grey cells to solve the case before Poirot does.
- Poirot Investigates, by Agatha Christie.
A witty collection of eleven short stories, all featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his sidekick, Captain Hastings.
- The Poisoned Chalice, by Bernard Knight.
Exeter, in December of 1194 was not a safe place to be a young woman. Rapists and murderers seem to abound. Can Sir John de Wolfe, the local crowner (coroner), discover who is perpetrating these heinous crimes?
- Polar Region Survival, by Jim Pipe.
One of the books in the Extreme Habitats series, this book gives readers an exciting look at life in the polar regions, and what goes into exploring the poles. This amply illustrated book also examines related science and geography topics, while also offering polar survival tips in case you ever find yourself in such an extreme environment.
- Postern of Fate, by Agatha Christie.
Now retired, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford set out to solve just one more mystery - who killed Mary Jordan, and why. This is the last book in the Tommy and Tuppence series.
- Potty Training Boys the Easy Way, by Caroline Fertleman & Simone Cave.
In this pediatrician's guide for navigating the challenges unique to toilet training boys, parents will find an accessible plan for getting their son trained quickly.
- Power Down, by Ben Coes.
In this non-stop thriller, a major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack...
- The Presbyterian Hymnal
The large print edition of the The Presbyterian Hymnal contians over 600 hymnal, psalms and various songs.
- The President and Mom's Apple Pie, by Michael Garland.
When President Taft arrives in town, a young boy finds himself leading the President on a gastronomical tour of his town as they search for the source of a tantalizing aroma. For children, ages 4-9.
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
This is an amusing tale about the five Bennet sisters, and their mother's unrelenting drive to get them rich husbands.
- Priestess of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L. Paxson.
This book takes place in a world in which the Roman's are firmly intrenched in Britain and a world in which Christianity is rapidly gaining a foothold. It follows the life of Eilan, from her birth until her death, and the impact that her religion had upon her life and those around her. Eilan fills many roles during her life, including that of a priestess of Avalon, wife, and mother of an emperor.
- Prince of Chaos, by Roger Zelazny.
The tenth and final book in the Chronicles of Amber series, Merlin is put on the throne of Chaos by his conniving relatives and finally frees his father. Togther, they try to resolve the differences between the Courts of Chaos and Amber.
- Prince of Fire, by Daniel Silva.
Famed art restorer and former Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon is called out of retirement after a suicide bombing in Rome. He is tasked with the job of hunting down and eliminating the mastermind behind the bombing before he can strike again - if he can.
- The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga, by Edward Rutherfurd.
This historical fiction saga of Ireland takes you from pre-Christian Ireland in A.D. 430 to the founding of the Free Irish State in 1922.
- The Private Patient, by P. D. James.
Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to investigate the murder of a cosmetic surgery patient. The murder seems senseless, but Dalgliesh knows there is more to the story, a fact that comes all too clear as the body count and the number of suspects begins to mount.
- Probiotic Foods for Good Health, by Beatrice Trum Hunter.
Become an educated consumer as you learn about the special nutritional and therapeutic features of probiotic foods in this handy and informative guide.
- Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie.
A collection of eight thrilling short stories featuring a variety of detectives, including Parker Pyne, Hercule Poirot, and the strange team of Harley Quin and Mr. Satterthwaite.
- The Prodigal , by Beverly Lewis.
In book 4 of the Abram's Daughters series, Lydiann has arrived at the traditional rumschpringe and must decide if she will commit to the Old Ways.
- Prodigal Son, by Dean Koontz & Kevin J. Anderson.
In Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 1), Victor Frankenstein continues his experiments, 200 years after creating his first monster.
- The Professional, by Robert B. Parker.
A local lawyer comes to Spenser's office with an interesting story, and a problem. The lawyer, Elizabeth Shaw, has made friends with a number of wealthy women who all had affairs with the same man. Now they are being blackmailed and they want Shaw's help, and Shaw wants Spenser's help...
- The Prometheus Deception, by Robert Ludlum.
A fast paced spy thriller that will entrall you in with its hair raising tale of international espionage, a tale in which no one is whom they appear to be.
- Promises in Death, by J. D. Robb.
When Amarylis Coltraine transfered from Atlanta to the New York City Police Force, she did not know just how short her tenure with the force would be. When she's murdered, it falls to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to get to the heart of the matter.
- Prompt & Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan, by J. Samuel Walker.
A compelling and readable analysis of how, and why, President Truman made the decision to use the Atomic bomb against Japan, and the role that its use had on the Japanese decision to surrender. Throughout, Walker illustrates that what you thought you knew about the use of the atomic bomb against Japan, might not be the complete, or only truth.
- Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander.
A memoir written by a doctor whose near death experience led him to search for scientific proof of an afterlife.
- Psychology Before Freud, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of 42 books, on various elements of non-Freudian psychology, including criminology, delusional states, the psychology of insects, and dream interpretation. All the books in this collection are housed on a single CD-ROM and all files are in plain text format.
- The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren
What on Earth Am I Here For? A guide for Christian living.
- The Quality of Mercy, by Faye Kellerman.
Will Shakespeare is hot on the trail of his mentor's killer when he meets Rebecca, the daughter of the Queen's physician and a Converso (a secret Jew). Their love affair is doomed from the start, but can they help each other succeed in other aspects of their lives?
- The Queen's Fool, by Philippa Gregory.
A historical drama that details the life of Hannah Green, Holy Fool, to three monarchs, King Edward, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth. A marrano, Hannah is in England hiding from the Spanish Inquisition. She thinks that her position at court will save her - if she can keep from getting entangled in the many conspiracies that continually surrounded the three heirs of Henry the Eight.
- Quick & Painless Business Writing
, by Susan F. Benjamin.
An Essential Guide to Clear and Powerful Communication - that teaches you the secrets of effective business writing and how to target your message for maximum results.
- Quick Reference Glossary of Eyecare Terminology, edited by Joseph Hoffman.
An ophthalmic glossary containing over 2,300 defined terms, plus 210 abbreviations.
- The Quiet Hero, by Gary W. Toyn.
The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima.
- The Quiet Heroes - British Merchant Seamen at War , by Bernard Edwards.
A riveting history of the British merchant seamen who plied the U-Boat infested waters of the Atlantic throughout the dark days of World War II.
- The Quintessence of Ibsenism, by Bernard Shaw.
The great playwright Bernard Shaw's Fabian Society was at a loss for lectures in 1890 and its members decided to speak on various subjects. Shaw chose the great playwright Ibsen, whose plays caused a furor among England's older reviewers...
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