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    Animal Farm by George Orwell

Since its publication fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" has become one of the most controversial books ever written. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, "Animal Farm" is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called "the conscience of his generation." A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.

Year: 1945
Genre: Science Fiction

    Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack and his boys, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and most poignant works.

Year: 1945
Genre: Literature

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 2 by CBS Radio

Twelve more episodes from the classic horror/mystery radio program Inner Sanctum Mysteries.

Year: 1945

    Inner Sanctum Mystery, Collection 1 by CBS Radio

Twelve episodes of the classic horror Old Time Radio program including episodes from 1945, 1946, 1948 and 1949.

Year: 1945

    Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Cornell Woolrich

A detective investigates a psychic’s deadly predictions in the iconic novel from “the supreme master of suspense” that inspired the classic film. One of Cornell Woolrich’s most influential novels, this classic noir tale of a man struggling with his ability to see the future is arguably the author’s best in its depiction of a doomed vision of predestination.

Year: 1945
Genre: Noir FictionSuspense

    The Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley Gardner

In 1945, Erle Stanley Gardner, noted attorney and author of the popular Perry Mason mysteries, was contacted by an overwhelmed California public defender who believed his doomed client was innocent. William Marvin Lindley had been convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl along the banks of the Yuba River, and was awaiting execution at San Quentin. After reviewing the case, Gardner agreed to help--it seemed the fate of the "Red-Headed Killer" hinged on the testimony of a colorblind witness.

Year: 1945
Genre: True Crime

    The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him.

Year: 1945
Genre: Literature




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1945Animal Farm by George Orwell Science Fiction
1945Cannery Row by John Steinbeck Literature
1945Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 2 by CBS Radio
1945Inner Sanctum Mystery, Collection 1 by CBS Radio
1945Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Cornell Woolrich Noir Fiction, Suspense
1945The Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley Gardner True Crime, Non-Fiction
1945The Red Pony by John Steinbeck Literature





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