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    Abbott and Costello: Volume 4 by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

This volume contains episodes of Abbott and Costello from 1948 through 1949 and showcases some of their most comedic shows such as Lou Learns to Swim, Susan Moves Upstairs, and New Year's Eve.

Year: 1948

    Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower

A classic of World War II literature, an incredibly revealing work that provides a near comprehensive account of the war and brings to life the legendary general and eventual president of the United States.

Year: 1948
Genre: WWII: Europe

    Highpockets by John R. Tunis

Cecil “Highpockets” McDade is known for his ego, his ambition, and his batting average—but a freak accident may help him discover what’s really important.

Year: 1948
Genre: Baseball

    Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein

Only the best and brightest--the strongest and the most courageous--ever managed to become Space Cadets. They were the elite guard of the solar system, accepting missions others feared, taking risks no others dared, and upholdingthe peace of the solar system for the benefit of all.

But before Matt could earn his rightful place in the ranks, his mettle would be tested in the most severe and extraordinary ways--ways that would change him forever but would still not prepare him for the alien treacheries that awaited him on strage worlds far beyond his own.

Year: 1948
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie's classic puzzler Taken at the Flood, the indefatigable Hercule Poiroit investigates the troubling case of a twice-widowed woman.

Year: 1948
Genre: Murder Mystery

    The Case of the Lonely Heiress by Erle Stanley Gardner

Marilyn Marlow has inherited a good deal of money from her mother. But the money originated with another will--that of her mother's wealthy employer. Now his relatives are contesting the will, and it's Rose Keeling, the key witness to its signing, whose mind they will need to sway. When Rose is murdered, sleuthing lawyer Perry Mason must navigate a twisted case.

Year: 1948
Genre: Murder Mystery

    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

In a small American town, the local residents are abuzz with excitement and nervousness when they wake on the morning of the twenty-seventh of June. Everything has been prepared for the town’s annual tradition—a lottery in which every family must participate, and no one wants to win.

Year: 1948
Genre: Horror

    The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer

Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives.

Year: 1948
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories is a collection of eleven tantalizing tales of murder and other criminal pursuits--including the classic title story, the basis for the 1957 Oscar-nominated Billy Wilder film starring Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Charles Laughton.

Year: 1948
Genre: Mystery

    The World of Null-A by A. E. van Vogt

It is the year 2650 and Earth has become a world of non-Aristotelianism, or Null-A. This is the story of Gilbert Gosseyn, who lives in that future world where the Games Machine, made up of twenty-five thousand electronic brains, sets the course of people's lives. Gosseyn isn't even sure of his own identity, but realizes he has some remarkable abilities and sets out to use them to discover who has made him a pawn in an interstellar plot.

Year: 1948
Genre: Science Fiction

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1948Abbott and Costello: Volume 4 by Bud Abbott Abbott and Costello
1948Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
1948Highpockets by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1948Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Heinlein's Juveniles
1948Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1948The Case of the Lonely Heiress by Erle Stanley Gardner Murder Mystery, Perry Mason
1948The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Horror
1948The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1948The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie Mystery, Hercule Poirot, Short Stories
1948The World of Null-A by A. E. van Vogt Science Fiction
1948The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw WWII: Europe

 

 

 


 

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