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Nicolas Appert: Inventor and Manufacturer
This article summarizes the life and work of Nicolas Appert, a famous French inventor and manufacturer. He devoted his life to the empirical development of the appertization process. His mainExpand
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Hard-boiled : an anthology of American crime stories
What are the ingredients of a hard-boiled detective story? "Savagery, style, sophistication, sleuthing and sex," said Ellery Queen. Often a desperate blond, a jealous husband, and, of course, aExpand
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The Terror by Night
Detective stories from the Strand
In its heyday, the highly influential "Strand" magazine sold half a million copies a month. Sherlock Holmes took his first bow within its pages, and such legendary detectives as Father Brown andExpand
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Desirable Residences and Other Stories
Part 1 The diversions of Amy Bondham: "Entomology" "The Peerage Cure" "When Greek Meets Greek" "Doggies". Part 2 Crank stories: "The Case of Bertram Porter" "Philip's Safety Razor" "The HaplessExpand
Fine Feathers and Other Stories
Jack Adrian's first collection of E.F. Benson stories, Desirable Residences, marked the return of what Kirkus Reviews hailed as "the acid-tongued author of the peerless Lucia novels." After slippingExpand
The Oxford book of historical stories
Historical fiction is as popular today as it was at its birth in the nineteenth century. The imaginative recreation of a period beyond living memory has a power to evoke the past better than anyExpand