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Reader's Digest Condensed Books- The New Year; The Tower of Babel; Airport; To the Top of the World; The Bait- Volume II 1968
Reader's Digest Condensed Books- The New Year The Tower of Babel Airport To the Top of the World The Bait- Volume II 1968 Author:Pearl S. Buck; Morris L. West; Arthur Hailey; Charles Kuralt; Dorothy Uhnak Airport by Arthur Hailey: To airline passengers, the great blizzard was exasperating, with delayed and canceled flights. But to the highly skilled, dedicated people behind the scenes at Lincoln International Airport it was far more: a night of desperate crisis, in which teams fought to save the lives of two hundred people on a stricken plane wh... more »ile meeting a threatening variety of other challenges-and facing up to some personal problems of their own.
The Tower of Babel by Morris L. West: In the tinderbox of the Middle East, Russia and other great powers maneuver among small, proud, antagonistic nations as headlines explode and the world dreads a global world. In The Tower of Babel, Morris West's new, powerful best seller, we meet the people behind the headlines: the Moslem fanatic Safreddin, trying to unite the Arab world in a holy war against Israel; the Israeli agent Fathalla, living a dangerous double life with his adoring girl, Emilie; the Israeli intelligence chief, Jakov Bratz, whose conscience stands in the way of his love; Nuri Chakry, the onetime donkey boy who owns a glittering banking empire; Idris Jarrah, the paid Arab terrorist playing three games at once; the haunted Hannah Baratz; and Fathalla's desperate, gifted wife, Yehudith. One of the most important novels of recent years.
The New Year by Pearl S. Buck: Christopher Winters seemed headed for the Pennsylvania governorship when his unacknowledged half-Korean son suddenly begged to be brought to America. Chris's career and his marriage faced a severe test; but the greatest test was of the man himself. As his lovely, childless wife heard him praised for his handling of public issues, she wished desperately that he would face his own unsolved problem. Pearl Buck goes straight to the heart of this sensitive human dilemma.
To the Top of the World by charles Kuralt: Riding a snowmobile to the North Pole might sound harebrained to mostpeople, but to Ralph Plaisted it made perfect sense. With all the confidence of an intrepid Arctic explorer-but non of the experience-he organized an expedition and took of for the fearsome Arctic Ocean. The true story of a group of brave men: the hilarious mistakes they made, and the terrifying dangers they faced, on a journey to the top of the world.
The Bait by Dorothy Uhnak: As the first female member of a New York detective squad, Christie Opara was determined to prove her ability to her hard-driving boss, Casey Reardon. The opportunity came in frightening form. A degenerate strangler selected Christie as his next victim, and she acted as "bait" in the police attempt to trap him. As Christie approaches he climactic hour, her fear, her stubborn courage, and her sympathy for the mentally ill man lend poignancy to this authentic, behind-the-scenes drama of police work.« less