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Letters of a Nation
Letters of a Nation
Written by Andrew Carroll
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ISBN: 9780767903318
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Letters of a Nation

Written by Andrew Carroll


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: January 5, 1999
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Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated... Read more >
The Last Empire
The Last Empire
Written by Gore Vidal
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ISBN: 9780375726392
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The Last Empire
Essays 1992-2000
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2002
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Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of... Read more >
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The Complete Poems of Sappho
The Complete Poems of Sappho
Edited by Willis Barnstone
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The Complete Poems of Sappho

Edited by Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
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Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to... Read more >
Bulfinch's Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology
Written by Thomas Bulfinch
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ISBN: 9780440308454
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Bulfinch's Mythology

Written by Thomas Bulfinch


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: May 15, 1959
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The justly famous Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch contains three volumes the major contents of which are retained in this abridgment for the student and general reader. The Age Of Fable -- The gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as well as the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England and the... Read more >
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Saints and Sinners
Saints and Sinners
Written by Lawrence Wright
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ISBN: 9780307790712
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Saints and Sinners
Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
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In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder.

Lawrence Wright's Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock 'n' roll abandon before... Read more >
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After Henry
After Henry
Written by Joan Didion
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ISBN: 9780679745396
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After Henry

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 27, 1993
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In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the... Read more >
How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: eBook0
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you... Read more >
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The Gift
The Gift
Written by Lewis Hyde
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The Gift
Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Written by Lewis Hyde


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On Sale: July 1, 2009
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.


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Russian Fairy Tales
Russian Fairy Tales
Written by Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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ISBN: 9780394730905
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Russian Fairy Tales

Written by Aleksandr Afanas'ev


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: September 12, 1976
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Translated by Norbert Guterman
Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff


In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan...

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The Impossible Exile
The Impossible Exile
Written by George Prochnik
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ISBN: 9781590516126
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, the man who inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became... Read more >
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