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Michael Dirda

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Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reviewer, critic, and essayist. A long-time contributor to the Washington Post Book World, he is also the author of Bound to Please, Readings, and a memoir.

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Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation

Written by Isaac Asimov
Introduction by Michael Dirda

Format: Hardcover, 664 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $30.00

Isaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation trilogy—one of the cornerstones of modern speculative fiction—in a single hardcover volume.

It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has... Read more >

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Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, Flashman in the Great Game

Written by George MacDonald Fraser
Introduction by Michael Dirda

Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $30.00

Three of George MacDonald Fraser’s incomparable and hilarious novels featuring the lovable rogue, soldier, cheat, and coward: Harry Paget Flashman.

Praised by everyone from John Updike to Jane Smiley, Fraser was an acknowledged master of comedy and satire, an unrivaled storyteller, whose craft was matched only by his impeccable historical research. And... Read more >
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