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    1942 by Winston Groom

The Year That Tried Men's Souls. On December 6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. Novelist and popular historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the story of America's first year in World War II. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining events of that war were played out in the year 1942.

Year: 2004
Genre: World War II

    A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic--not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this? What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all.

Year: 2004
Genre: FantasyWitches

    Adventures of the Artificial Woman by Thomas Berger

Fed up with the sarcastic, opinionated, and disrespectful women he comes across, Ellery Pierce decides his only choice is to build the perfect woman. A technician at an animatronics firm, Ellery has the experience and tools ready at his fingertips. After years of experiments and fine-tuning, Ellery feels he finally has created an artificial woman who can pass as real -- Phyllis.

Year: 2004
Genre: Literature

    Bad Business by Robert B. Parker

One of the great series in the history of the American detective story gets even better when Spenser is hired by a jilted bride to follow a cheating husband, only to cross paths with a detective hired to tail the two-timing wife. They aren't the most trusting couple in town, but as it turns out, they are the most dangerous.

Year: 2004
Genre: Private Eye

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction. In this groundbreaking novel, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.

Year: 2004
Genre: ActionHistoricalNear FuturePost ApocalypseSpeculative

    Desert Places by Blake Crouch

Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.

Year: 2004
Genre: Serial KillerSuspense

    Double Play: A Thriller by Robert B. Parker

1947: Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier--and changes the world. The event also changes the life of Joseph Burke, veteran of World War II and Robinson's bodyguard--because under the media spotlight, hard truths are easier than ever to see, and harder to escape. And some can prove fatal.

Year: 2004
Genre: BaseballCrime Fiction

    Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets . . . and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the warriors of the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin.

Year: 2004
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Enola Gay and the Court of History by Robert P. Newman

In this hard-hitting, thoroughly researched, and crisply argued book, award-winning historian Robert P. Newman offers a fresh perspective on the dispute over President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in World War II. Newman's argument centers on the controversy that erupted around the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) exhibit of Enola Gay in 1995.

Year: 2004
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Folly and Glory by Larry McMurtry

With a cast of characters that includes almost every major real-life figure of the West, Folly and Glory is a novel that represents the culmination of a great and unique four-volume saga of the early days of the West; it is one of Larry McMurtry's finest achievements.

Year: 2004
Genre: Family SagaWesterns




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20041942 by Winston Groom World War II, Non-Fiction
2004A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Witches, Discworld, Discworld Young Adult
2004Adventures of the Artificial Woman by Thomas Berger Literature
2004Bad Business by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2004Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Action, Historical, Near Future, Post Apocalypse, Speculative
2004Desert Places by Blake Crouch Serial Killer, Suspense
2004Double Play: A Thriller by Robert B. Parker Crime Fiction, Baseball
2004Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbert Action & Adventure SF, Legends of Dune
2004Enola Gay and the Court of History by Robert P. Newman Non-Fiction
2004Folly and Glory by Larry McMurtry Family Saga, Westerns, The Berrybender Narratives
2004Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson Eco-Disaster, Science in the Capital
2004Going Postal by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Satire, Con Artist, Discworld, Moist von Lipwig
2004Hark! by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
2004In the Company of Soldiers by Rick Atkinson Iraq War, Non-Fiction
A Chronicle of Combat
2004In the Moon of Red Ponies by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Billy Bob Holland, Montana
2004Just One Look by Harlan Coben Psychological Thriller
2004Little Girl Lost by Charles Ardai
2004London Bridges by James Patterson Espionage, Terrorist, Alex Cross
2004Lost City by Clive Cussler Action, Adventure, NUMA Files
2004Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan Hard SF
2004Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Sunny Randall
2004Memorial Day by Vince Flynn Political Thriller, CIA, Mitch Rapp, Afghanistan
2004Mistress of the Pearl by Eric Van Lustbader Epic Fantasy, The Pearl Saga
2004Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard Murder Mystery, Detroit
2004Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson Historical, Baroque Cycle
2004R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
2004Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven Hard SF, Ringworld
2004Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader Action, CIA, Jason Bourne
2004Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta by Robert Ludlum Nanotechnology, Terrorist, Covert-One
2004Sacred Stone by Clive Cussler Action, Terrorist, Oregon Files
2004Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen Comic Mystery, Revenge, Key West
2004Song of Susannah by Stephen King Dark Fantasy, Dark Tower
2004State of Fear by Michael Crichton Technological Thriller
2004The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Bernie Rhodenbarr
2004The Coil by Gayle Lynds Kidnapping, CIA, Conspiracy, Espionage, Liz Sansborough
2004The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard by Elmore Leonard Westerns, Short Stories
2004The Confusion by Neal Stephenson Historical, Baroque Cycle
2004The Dark Tower by Stephen King Dark Fantasy, Dark Tower
2004The Enola Gay by Norman Polmar Non-Fiction
The B-29 That Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
2004The Gernsback Days by Mike Ashley on Pulp Fiction
2004The Knight by Gene Wolfe Epic Fantasy
2004The Last Juror by John Grisham Revenge
2004The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer Non-Fiction
2004The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw WWII: POWs, Non-Fiction
The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
2004The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories by Clark Ashton Smith
2004The Mystery of Olga Chekhova by Antony Beevor WWII: Espionage, Non-Fiction
2004The Narrows by Michael Connelly Serial Killer, FBI, Harry Bosch
2004The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Alternate History, Political Thriller
2004The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield Historical
A Novel of Alexander the Great
2004The Wizard by Gene Wolfe Epic Fantasy
2004The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe Fantasy
comprising the Knight and the Wizard
2004To the Last Man by Jeff Shaara World War I
2004Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda Biography, Civil War, Non-Fiction
2004X-15 Diary by Richard Tregaskis Space Race
The Story of America's First Space Ship





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