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    Abbott and Costello: Volume 3 by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

This volume contains episodes of Abbott and Costello from 1946 through 1948 and showcases some of their most comedic shows such as Night in a Haunted House, Uncle Mike's Gold Mine, and Costello's Sea Going Family.

Year: 1946

    Dark Passage by David Goodis

The story of a man railroaded for his wife’s murder and forced to assume a different identity after escaping from prison becomes in Goodis’s hands a lyrical evocation of urban fear and loneliness.

Year: 1946
Genre: Thriller

    Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 3 by Jim and Marian Jordan

The program used a series of running gags that would become part of the common language, many treasures can be found in the Closet at 79 Wistful Vista. The show began as a comic reflection of Depression Era America, but as time went on and the shadows of war came over the nation, the show again caught the mood of the country.

Year: 1946

    Hiroshima by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.

Year: 1946
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiNew Journalism

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3 by CBS Radio

Twelve more Old Time Radio episodes from 1945 through 1950.

Year: 1946

    Private Detective Stories: Nov 1946 by Robert Leslie Bellem

The November 1946 issue of PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES features "As Dead As They Come," by R.T. Judson; "The Worm Has Fangs," by Camford Sheavely; "Killers Have Green Eyes," by Laurence Donovan; "One Trail to Murder," by T.K. Burnham; "Terror By Night," by Lew Merrill (Victor Rousseau); "Death Shakes the Dice," by Robert Leslie Bellem; and two fact articles, "Production for Death," by Gordon Dozier; and "The American Dreyfus Case," by Redding Davidstone. Cover by Joseph Sokoli.

Year: 1946
Genre: Pulp Fiction

    Slan by A. E. van Vogt

Slan is the story of Jommy Cross, the orphan mutant outcast from a future society prejudiced against mutants, or slans. Throughout the forties and into the fifties, Slan was considered the single most important SF novel, the one great book that everyone had to read. Today it remains a monument to pulp SF adventure, filled with constant action and a cornucopia of ideas.

Year: 1946
Genre: Science Fiction

    The Hollow by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's classic, The Hollow, finds Poirot entangled in a nasty web of family secrets when he comes across a fresh murder at an English country manor.

Year: 1946
Genre: Family SecretsMurder Mystery

    The Kid Comes Back by John R. Tunis

Roy Tucker left the Dodgers to become a war hero—and now he’s fighting to get back onto the baseball diamond Roy Tucker was one of the best prospects the Dodgers had. If the Dodgers aim to have any chance at the pennant, the kid from Tomkinsville will have to fight his way back into the game once more.

Year: 1946
Genre: Baseball

    Why I Write by George Orwell

A selection of George Orwell's politically charged essays on language and writing that give context to his dystopian classic, 1984.

Year: 1946
Genre: on Writing




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1946Abbott and Costello: Volume 3 by Bud Abbott Abbott and Costello
1946Dark Passage by David Goodis Thriller
1946Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 3 by Jim and Marian Jordan
1946Hiroshima by John Hersey New Journalism, Japan, Non-Fiction
1946Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3 by CBS Radio
1946Private Detective Stories: Nov 1946 by Robert Leslie Bellem Pulp Fiction
1946Slan by A. E. van Vogt Science Fiction
1946The Hollow by Agatha Christie Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1946The Kid Comes Back by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1946Why I Write by George Orwell on Writing, Non-Fiction





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