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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

The Disappeared Girl

Author : Martin J. Smith
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Nothing stays buried forever, especially not the past. Two men stand out in a crowd overlooking the Ohio River. A plane is being taken from the water where it crashed decades before. Both men helped put it there. Jim Christensen’s daughter, Melissa, has been troubled of late. She has dreams that feel like memories, unsettling images percolate to the surface. She remembers a terrifying past, possibly her own, from a time before she was adopted by her father. Christensen’s work as an expert in memory makes him the ideal person to help unlock his daughter’s fragile grasp on her own history. But will he want to learn the truth of where Melissa came from? Who she was before? Who might still be looking for her? This dizzying novel of suspense takes the reader back into a dirty war and its human costs, into the fevered mind of one of its survivors, and through the crosshairs of a man desperate to keep his own history vanished.

A Mysterious Disappearance A Farce

Author : George M. Baker
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"A Mysterious Disappearance: A Farce" by George M. Baker. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wide World Magazine

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Forever My Jerusalem

Author : Puʻah Shṭainer
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The poignant, autobiographical story of the fall and evacuation of the Jewish Quarter, as witnessed through the eyes of a young girl. With maps.

Extinct Animals An Encyclopedia of Species that Have Disappeared during Human History

Author : Ross Piper
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Everyone is familiar with the dodo and the wooly mammoth, but how many people have heard of the scimitar cat and the Falkland Island fox? Extinct Animals portrays over 60 remarkable animals that have been lost forever during the relatively recent geological past. Each entry provides a concise discussion of the history of the animal—how and where it lived, and how it became extinct—as well as the scientific discovery and analysis of the creature. In addition, this work examines what led to extinction—from the role of cyclical swings in the Earth's climate to the spread of humans and their activities. Many scientists believe that we are in the middle of a mass extinction right now, caused by the human undermining of the earth's complex systems that support life. Understanding what caused the extinction of animals in the past may help us understand and prevent the extinction of species in the future. Extinct Animals examines the biology and history of some of the most interesting creatures that have ever lived, including: The American Terror Bird, which probably became extinct over 1 million years ago, who were massive predators, some of which were almost 10 feet tall; the Rocky Mountain Locust, last seen in 1902, formed the most immense animal aggregations ever known, with swarms estimated to include over 10 trillion insects; the Giant Ground Sloth, which was as large as an elephant; and the Neandertals, the first Europeans, which co-existed with prehistoric Homo sapiens. Extinct Animals includes illustrations—many created for the work—that help the reader visualize the extinct creature, and each entry concludes with a list of resources for those who wish to do further research.

The Wide World Magazine

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Disappearance

Author : Юрий Валентинович Трифонов
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Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

Author : Frank Leslie
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Aileen Aroon or the Pride of Clonmore By the author of Savourneen Dheelish etc i e Charles A Read

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The Double Disappearance of Walter Fozbek

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Walter wakes one ordinary summer morning and discovers he has somehow been catapulted into a world populated by dinosaurs.

Another Eden

Author : Nicola West
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The Argosy

Author : Charles William Wood
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The Disappearance

Author : J. F. Freedman
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When a young girl mysteriously vanishes, defense attorney Luke Garrison begins to suspect that there is more than meets the eye in the deceptively simple case of kidnapping and murder. Reprint.

The Disappearance

Author : Jasmine Cresswell
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The Disappearance by Jasmine Cresswell released on Feb 22, 1999 is available now for purchase.

The Disappearance

Author : Efrem Sigel
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Joshua and Nathalie Sandler are confronted by a parent’s darkest fear when their only child disappears.

Journal of the British Archaeological Association

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Thankful Rest

Author : Annie S. Swan
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University Magazine

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DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE VOL LXXI

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