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    A Storm in Flanders by Winston Groom

The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front. Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought -- and thought about -- war. In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgium -- and brought the wrath of the world upon itself.

Year: 2002
Genre: World War I

    Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Year: 2002
Genre: CyberpunkHard SFSF Detective

    An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.

Year: 2002
Genre: WWII: North Africa

    Bright Segment by Theodore Sturgeon

Sci-fi master Theodore Sturgeon wrote stories with power and freshness, and in telling them created a broader understanding of humanity—a legacy for readers and writers to mine for generations. Along with the title story, the collection includes stories written between 1953 and 1955, Sturgeon's greatest period, with such favorites as "Bulkhead," "The Golden Helix," and "To Here and the Easel."

Year: 2002
Genre: FantasyScience Fiction

    China Marine by Eugene B. Sledge

After Japan's surrender in 1945, Sledge and his company were sent to China to maintain order and to calm the seething cauldron of political and ideological unrest created by opposing factions. His regiment was the first Marine unit to return to the ancient city of Peiping (now Beijing) where they witnessed the last of old China and the rise of the Communist state. Sledge also recounts the difficulty of returning to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, and resuming civilian life while haunted by shadows of close combat.

Year: 2002
Genre: WWII: Post-War

    City of Bones by Michael Connelly

When a dog unearths evidence of a murder in the Hollywood Hills, Detective Harry Bosch must tackle a cold case that sparks memories he's tried to forget.It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.

Year: 2002
Genre: Cold CasePolice Procedural

    Come into My Parlor by Hugh B. Cave

Come Into My Parlor takes the reader back to the great age of the pulp detective story, and to the world of the late 1930's.

Year: 2002

    Deuces Down by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

An anthology about the Wild Cards who are underestimated, overlooked: the Deuces. But it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

Year: 2002
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler's passionate grief ignites the war that will liberate humans from their machine masters. We learn the circumstances of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen; and we experience the Battle of Corrin that created a galactic empire that lasted until the reign of Emperor Shaddam IV.

Year: 2002
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey

Both Alberich's skill and secret served him well in the army of Karse, and when Alberich became one of Karse's youngest captains, he received a special gift--a powerful white stallion "liberated" from the enemy. But this honor was merely a distraction, for the Sunpriests had laid a trap which even Alberich's strange foresight could not predict...

Year: 2002
Genre: Epic Fantasy

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

2002A Storm in Flanders by Winston Groom World War I, Non-Fiction
2002Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan Cyberpunk, Hard SF, SF Detective, Takeshi Kovacs
2002An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson WWII: North Africa, Non-Fiction
The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
2002Bright Segment by Theodore Sturgeon Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Volume VIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
2002China Marine by Eugene B. Sledge WWII: Post-War, China, Non-Fiction
An Infantryman's Life After World War II
2002City of Bones by Michael Connelly Cold Case, Police Procedural, Harry Bosch
2002Come into My Parlor by Hugh B. Cave Short Stories
2002Deuces Down by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Wild Cards, Short Stories
2002Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Brian Herbert Action & Adventure SF, Legends of Dune
2002Exile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey Epic Fantasy, Valdemar
2002Fat Ollie's Book by Ed McBain Jewel Thiefs, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2002Fire Ice by Clive Cussler Action, Adventure, NUMA Files
2002Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Short Stories
2002Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh Arson, True Crime, Non-Fiction
2002Four Blind Mice by James Patterson Legal Thriller, Alex Cross
2002Gone for Good by Harlan Coben Cold Case, Missing Person
2002Groucho Marx, Secret Agent by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2002Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke Police Procedural, Music, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2002Kiln People by David Brin Science Fiction
2002Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller, Greece
2002Night Watch by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Time Travel, Discworld
2002Prey by Michael Crichton Hard SF, Technological Thriller, Nanotechnology
2002Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton Cold Case, Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
2002Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy CIA, Cold War, Jack Ryan
2002Reversible Errors by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, Death Row, Kindle County
2002Robert Ludlum's the Paris Option by Robert Ludlum Espionage, Terrorist, Covert-One
2002Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card Political SF, Shadow Saga
2002Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Authors, Sunny Randall
2002Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry Family Saga, Westerns, The Berrybender Narratives
2002Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions by Fritz Leiber Horror, Short Stories
2002Stars and Stripes Triumphant by Harry Harrison Alternate History, Civil War
2002The Company by Robert Littell CIA, Cold War Espionage
A Novel of the CIA
2002The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor Berlin, Non-Fiction
2002The First Heroes by Craig Nelson WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
2002The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum Kidnapping, Espionage, Paul Janson
2002The Summons by John Grisham Family Secrets, Suspense
2002The Veil of a Thousand Tears by Eric Van Lustbader Epic Fantasy, The Pearl Saga
2002The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
2002The War of Art by Steven Pressfield on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
2002Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction
2002When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Short Stories
2002White Apples by Jonathan Carroll Fantasy
2002White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke Civil War
2002Widow's Walk by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2002Without Fail by Lee Child Thriller, Jack Reacher

 

 

 


 

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