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Books Read 2013
List created by Rodger P. (rapayn01) - , on Jan 4, 2013
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Brooks, the author of the determinedly straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), returns in all seriousness to the zombie theme for his second outing, a future history in the style of Theodore Judson's Fitzpatrick's War. Brooks tells the story of the world's desperate battle...  more

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White Rat: A Life in Baseball by Whitey Herzog & Kevin Horrigan
The author recounts his career as a player, scout, and manager, and shares his memories of fellow players, managers, and baseball legends.

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C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 3) by Sue Grafton
He was young -- maybe twenty or so -- and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She could see he was in a lot of pain. But for three weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him...  more

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I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long...  more

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In the Midst of Death (Matthew Scudder, Bk 3) by Lawrence Block
Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious d.a. about police corruption. Now he's accused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the...  more

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Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green,...  more

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The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst...
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed...  more

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The Way Some People Die by Ross Macdonald
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Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) by Suzanne Collins
Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing... President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and she...  more

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The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, Bk 2) by Michael Connelly
Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for...  more

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Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end -- those booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his...  more

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What We Know About Climate Change (Boston Review Books) by Kerry Emanuel
The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere--most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this...  more

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Promised Land (Spenser, Bk 4) by Robert B. Parker
Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite. Spenser finds himself doing a slow burn in...  more

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A Person of Interest by Susan Choi
Lee is a math professor at a second-tier university in the Midwest, and when a mail bomb goes off in the office of the star computer scientist next door, Lee is slow to realize that students an colleagues have begun to suspect that he's the Brain Bomber, an elusive terrorist whose primarily...  more

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The Prop: A Novel by Pete Hautman
National Book Award winner Pete Hautman delivers a fast-paced mystery set in the torrid, unforgiving Southwestern desert, where the stakes are sky high and all bets are off. Peeky Kane is a prop player at an Arizona casino owned by the Santa Cruz tribe. Her job is to play poker. She makes a...  more

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A Tan and Sandy Silence (Travis McGee, Bk 13) by John D. Macdonald
Travis McGee is the strikingly handsome and ever resourceful invention of John D. MacDonald. Born in the author's imagination in 1964, McGee drifted into the world on a 52-foot diesel-powered houseboat, the Busted Flush, which he has used as a base of operations through many...  more

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They Tasted Glory: Among the Missing at the Baseball Hall of Fame by Wil A. Linkugel ...
The 17 players profiled here enjoyed brilliant careers-potentially worthy of the Hall of Fame-that were cut short by injury, illness or death. Some enjoyed several seasons of success only to see their playing days end before building the numbers worthy of Cooperstown; others enjoyed only a...  more

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A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D -- which Arctor takes in massive doses  --gradually splits the...  more

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The Tragic Vision of Politics : Ethics, Interests and Orders by Richard Ned Lebow
Is it possible to advocate ethical policies to preserve national security? Contrary to some beliefs, Richard Ned Lebow demonstrates that ethics are conducive to the pursuit of national interests. Reinterpreting the writings of key figures in the history of "realpolitik", he argues that national...  more

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The Outfit: A Parker Novel by Richard Stark
You probably haven?t ever noticed them. But they?ve noticed you. They notice everything. That?s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers? work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its...  more

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The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources by Micha...
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Slam by Nick Hornby
Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend - because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad. There's only one person Sam can turn to - his hero,...  more

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The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
"A dazzling performance . . . A remarkable talent." The New York Times Book ReviewWhat must a lone spy do to survive? The classic spy story that reinvigorated a whole genre!

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Sideswipe by Charles Willeford
Florida homicide detective Hoke Moseley's life suddenly went to bell one morning. His ex-wife had married a big-time pro ballplayer. His two teenage daughters moved in. And his lieutenant had dumped ever? unsolved murder in Miami on him. So Hoke decided to bail out stretch out on Singer Island,...  more

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Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation by Jacques E. ...
Despite the global spread of nuclear hardware and knowledge, at least half of the nuclear weapons projects launched since 1970 have definitively failed, and even the successful projects have generally needed far more time than expected. To explain this puzzling slowdown in proliferation, Jacques...  more

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What's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It (PWWS - Polity Whats Wrong serie...
Governments have failed to stem global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases causing climate change. Indeed, climate-changing pollution is increasing globally, and will do so for decades to come without far more aggressive action. What explains this failure to effectively tackle...  more

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Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Honey Santana -- —impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes”— -- has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She'’s taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave...  more

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Terrorist by John Updike
The terrorist of John Updike's title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three. Devoted to Allah and to the Qur’an as expounded by the imam of his neighborhood mosque, Ahmad feels his faith...  more

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Dancing Bear (Milo Dragovitch) by James Crumley
Private eye Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run.

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From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
James Bond becomes the target of the Russian Murder Organization, SMERSH... The deadly and sinister SMERSH sets a trap to catch and kill James Bond, ace British spy with a weakness for women and wine, and they bait it with a beautiful brunette. Bot they don't count on her falling in love with...  more

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Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by...
In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are...  more

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Baseball Prospectus 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the businessThe essential guide to the 2013 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player?or both?you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2013 brings together an elite group...  more

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