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    A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald

Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers.

Year: 1965
Genre: Private EyeStolen Goods

    Bright Orange for the Shroud by John D. MacDonald

McGee has never seen a man so changed by one year of life. Arthur Wilkinson had been an amiable and decent young man looking to invest some of his considerable inheritance in a marina enterprise. Then a pretty blonde named Wilma Ferner showed up. She was soon Mrs. Wilkinson, and it took her only a year to leave Arthur bankrupt and broken.

Year: 1965

    Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal by Robert Leckie

From the Japanese soldiers' carefully calculated--and ultimately foiled--attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal.

Year: 1965
Genre: Battle of Guadalcanal

    Cry Shadow! by Maxwell Grant

From the smart art galleries of New York's 57th Street to its rugged beauty of Martha's Vineyard, Lamont Cranston pursues an enemy and almost loses his life...

Year: 1965

    Dune by Frank Herbert

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

Year: 1965
Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

Eliot Rosewater--drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation--is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

Year: 1965
Genre: Satire

    Half of Paradise by James Lee Burke

Discover the debut novel of James Lee Burke, before the creation of his now-famous Cajun detective, Dave Robicheaux, as he weaves together the struggles of three very different men. The interlocking stories of these three men are an elegy to the realities of life in 1950s Louisiana, their destinies fixed by the circumstances of their birth and time. Yet each carries the hope of redemption...

Year: 1965
Genre: Suspense

    Heroes Without Glory by Jack Schaefer

This collection of essays features twelve heroes from the American West. Schaefer profiles pioneers of the West--the doctors, explorers, and cowboys who settled the challenging landscape and built communities in the Old West. These unsung champions highlight the unglorified work of the West that was achieved without violence and gunslinging.

Year: 1965
Genre: Westerns

    Making of a Quagmire by David Halberstam

America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era. Pulitzer-prize winning author David Halberstam's eyewitness account provides a riveting narrative of how the United States created a major foreign policy disaster for itself in a faraway land it knew little about.

Year: 1965
Genre: Vietnam War

    Octopussy and the Living Daylights by Ian Fleming

Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Fleming's final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond.

Year: 1965
Genre: Espionage

 

 

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1965A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Travis McGee, Cuba, Los Angeles , Mexico
1965Bright Orange for the Shroud by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1965Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal by Robert Leckie Non-Fiction
1965Cry Shadow! by Maxwell Grant
1965Dune by Frank Herbert Science Fiction, Soft SF, Dune Saga
1965God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut Satire
1965Half of Paradise by James Lee Burke Suspense, Louisiana
1965Heroes Without Glory by Jack Schaefer Westerns, Non-Fiction
1965Making of a Quagmire by David Halberstam Vietnam War, Non-Fiction
1965Octopussy and the Living Daylights by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1965Shadow Beware by Maxwell Grant
1965The Ardennes by Hugh M. Cole
The Official History of the Battle of the Bulge
1965The Far Side of the Dollar by Ross Macdonald Kidnapping, Private Eye, Lew Archer
1965The Fortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo Family Drama
1965The Genocides by Thomas M. Disch Post Apocalypse
1965The Green Berets by Robin Moore Vietnam War
1965The Green Brain by Frank Herbert Science Fiction
1965The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry Coming of Age, Duane Moore, Texas
1965The Looking Glass War by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, George Smiley
1965The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy
1965The Shadow's Revenge by Maxwell Grant
1965The Source by James A. Michener Historical, Israel, Middle East
1965The Warriors by Sol Yurick Coming of Age, Crime Fiction, New York City
1965The World of Tiers by Philip Jose Farmer Science Fiction, World of Tiers
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