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    1776 by David McCullough

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.

Year: 2005
Genre: American Revolution

    A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests--but only a few are the survivors.

Year: 2005
Genre: Epic Fantasy

    A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy by Thomas J. Cutler

Today's sailors have too little appreciation of their heritage. To counter this problem, Thomas J. Cutler has compiled a history of our naval heritage in the form of A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy. The work is unique in two important ways. First, it is written thematically rather than chronologically and that it focuses wherever possible on the roles of ALL sailors rather than just the officers.

Year: 2005
Genre: US Navy

    Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: they're hideously ugly and smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

Year: 2005
Genre: Alien ContactScience Fiction

    Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker

When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who's already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules--but with emotion.

Year: 2005
Genre: Westerns

    Cassino 1944: Battleground Europe by Ian Blackwell

The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis' Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces.

Year: 2005
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    Cold Service by Robert B. Parker

When his closest ally, Hawk, is beaten and left for dead while protecting a bookie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his best pal, body and soul. But that means infiltrating a ruthless mob--and redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance...

Year: 2005
Genre: Private EyeVengeance

    Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn

The influential father of a slain terrorist demands retribution for the death of his son at Rapp's hands. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage there are those, even among America's allies, who feel Mitch Rapp has grown too effective at his deadly job. They have been looking for an excuse to eliminate the number one counterterrorism operative, and they are determined to seize the chance with an explosive international conspiracy.

Year: 2005
Genre: EspionageTerroristVengeance

    Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke

For Detective Dave Robicheaux, memories of a strange and violent summer from his youth are best left alone. But a dying man's confession forces Robicheaux to resurrect a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin, and Robicheaux's half-brother, Jimmie, paid a brutal price for entering her world.

Year: 2005
Genre: Cold CaseMissing Person

    Dark Watch by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia.

Year: 2005
Genre: Sea Stories




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20051776 by David McCullough American Revolution, Non-Fiction
2005A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin Epic Fantasy, A Song of Ice and Fire
2005A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy by Thomas J. Cutler US Navy, Non-Fiction
2005Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi Alien Contact, Science Fiction
2005Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker Westerns, Cole & Hitch
2005Cassino 1944: Battleground Europe by Ian Blackwell WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
2005Cold Service by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Vengeance, Spenser
2005Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn Espionage, Terrorist, Vengeance, Mitch Rapp
2005Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Missing Person, Dave Robicheaux
2005Dark Watch by Clive Cussler Sea Stories, Oregon Files
2005Fiddlers by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Serial Killer, 87th Precinct
2005Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson Eco-Disaster, Science in the Capital
2005Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky Private Eye, V.I. Warshawski
2005Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler Vampires, Genetic Engineering
2005Glass Soup by Jonathan Carroll Fantasy
2005Groucho Marx, King Of The Jungle by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2005Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk Horror
2005Innocents Aboard by Gene Wolfe Fantasy, Horror, Short Stories
2005Legends by Robert Littell CIA, Espionage
2005Locked Doors by Blake Crouch Suspense, Thriller
2005No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Crime Fiction, Drug Running, Texas
2005Noir: Three Novels of Suspense by Richard Matheson Suspense
2005Old Man's War by John Scalzi Military SF, Old Man's War
2005On SF by Thomas M. Disch on Science Fiction, Non-Fiction
2005Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, WWII: Europe
2005Polar Shift by Clive Cussler Action, Adventure, NUMA Files
2005Quantico by Greg Bear Military SF, FBI, Terrorist
2005Robert Ludlum's the Moscow Vector by Patrick Larkin Bio-Warfare, Virus Pandemic, Covert-One
2005S is for Silence by Sue Grafton Cold Case, Missing Person, Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
2005Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder on Screenwriting, Non-Fiction
The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
2005School Days by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2005Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card Action & Adventure SF, Shadow Saga
2005Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall Non-Fiction
2005Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow Urban Fantasy
2005The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action by H. P. Willmott Non-Fiction
2005The Broker by John Grisham CIA, Espionage
2005The Camel Club by David Baldacci Espionage, The Camel Club, Washington D.C.
2005The Closers by Michael Connelly Cold Case, Harry Bosch
2005The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
2005The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
2005The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard Hardboiled Detective, Carl Webster
2005The Innocent: A Suspense Thriller by Harlan Coben Suspense
2005The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly Legal Thriller, Mickey Haller
2005The Man Who Lost the Sea by Theodore Sturgeon Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Volume X: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
2005The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow Drug War, The Cartel
2005The Sunborn by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2005The System of the World by Neal Stephenson Historical, Baroque Cycle
2005Thud! by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Murder Mystery, Discworld
2005Transformations by Mike Ashley Science Fiction Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
2005Under Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway Adventure, Africa, Non-Fiction
2005Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan Hard SF, Takeshi Kovacs





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