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  • Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

    Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
    av Andrew Shaffer

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061969812

    "Amazing stories Incredible quotes Sordid details This book shows that a genius in the realm of thought can be a dummy in the land of love." -- Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors What do Ren Descartes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rou…

  • Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

    Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
    av Nina Burleigh

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060597689

    Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists--even a poet and a musicol…

  • The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation

    The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation
    av Christy Wampole

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062320360

    An original collection of incandescent cultural criticism, both experimental and personal, full of pragmatic advice for how to live a considered, joyful existence in our era of screen living and hipster irony, by a Gen-X Princeton professor and cont…

  • Families on the Fault Line

    Families on the Fault Line
    av Lillian B. Rubin

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060922290

    An up-close and intimate look inside the lives, hearts, and minds of America's working-class families.

  • The Financial Lives of the Poets

    The Financial Lives of the Poets
    av Jess Walter

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061916052

    The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin--and how we begin to make our way back.Walter tells the story of…

  • The Green House

    The Green House
    av Mario Vargas Llosa

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060732790

    Dazzling. . . . An imaginative documentation of nature's sway over man. --New York Times Book ReviewFrom the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, an important and passionate novel set in Peru, that explores man's struggle with both nature and ci…

  • Selected Poems

    Selected Poems
    av Edna St Vincent Millay

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060931681

    A centenary edition of the work of an acclaimed American lyric poet is accompanied by an updated author biography, a history of the original book's publication, and an assessment of the poet's work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

  • Night of Fire

    Night of Fire
    av Colin Thubron

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062499769

    Award-winning, bestselling novelist and travel writer Colin Thubron returns to fiction with his first novel in more than a decade, a searing, poetic masterwork of memory.A house is burning, threatening the existence of its six tenants--including a f…

  • The Second Brain: The Scientific Basis of Gut Instinct & a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach & Intest

    The Second Brain: The Scientific Basis of Gut Instinct & a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach & Intest
    av Michael Gershon

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060930721

    "Persuasive, impassioned... hopeful news for those] suffering from functional bowel disease." -- New York Times Book ReviewDr. Gershon's groundbreaking book fills the gap between what you need to know--and what your doctor has time to tell you.Dr. M…

  • The Truth of Catholicism: Inside the Essential Teachings and Controversies of the Church Today

    The Truth of Catholicism: Inside the Essential Teachings and Controversies of the Church Today
    av George Weigel

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060937584

    "An important book and a spectacular public service. It opens a window onto the Catholic faith and will open the minds of believers and skeptics alike." --Peggy Noonan The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the world. Some…

  • American Woman

    American Woman
    av Susan Choi

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060542221

    "Susan Choi...proves herself a natural--a writer whose intelligence and historical awareness effortlessly serve a breathtaking narrative ability. I couldn't put American Woman down, and wanted when I finished it to do nothing but read it again." --J…

  • Tiny Americans

    Tiny Americans
    av Devin Murphy

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062886248

    From the National Bestselling author of The Boat Runner comes a poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world--perfect for fans of the film Boyhood.Western New York, 1978: Jamie, Lewis, and Connor Thurber watch t…

  • Vinegar Hill

    Vinegar Hill
    av A. Manette Ansay

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060897840

    In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries El…

  • The Making of the President 1968

    The Making of the President 1968
    av Theodore H. White

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061900648

    "White unites a novelist's knack of dramatization and a historian's sense of significance with a synthesizing skill that grasps the reader by the lapels." --NewsweekThe third book in Theodore H. White's landmark series, The Making of the President 1…

  • Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe

    Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe
    av Andrew Roberts

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060762155

    June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon and his hastily formed legions clashed w…

  • Historians' Fallacie: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought

    Historians' Fallacie: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought
    av David Hackett Fischer

    Häftad - 1970 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061315459

    "If one laughs when David Hackett Fischer sits down to play, one will stay to cheer. His book must be read three times: the first in anger, the srcond in laughter, the third in respect....The wisdom is expressed with a certin ruthlessness. Scarcly a…

  • How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir

    How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir
    av Jessica Hendra

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062888334

    From the daughter of the bestselling author of Father Joe: the poignant and ultimately hopeful memoir of a young girl's struggle to live a normal childhood in the chaotic seventies, and to overcome sexual abuse by her famous father Earlier this year…

  • The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

    The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
    av Myrlin A. Hermes

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061805196

    Laced with quotes, references, and in-jokes, cross-dressing, bed-tricks, mistaken identity, and a bisexual love-triangle inspired by Shakespeare′s own sonnets, The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet novel upends everything you thought you knew a…

  • The Reagan Diaries

    The Reagan Diaries
    av Ronald Reagan

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061558337

    During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences o…

  • Jump at the Sun

    Jump at the Sun
    av Kim McLarin

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060528508

    After a series of stressful personal transitions, Grace Jefferson finds herself in a new house in a new city and in a new career for which she feels dangerously unsuited: a stay-at-home mom. An educated and accomplished modern woman, a child of the…

  • The Beautiful Indifference: Stories

    The Beautiful Indifference: Stories
    av Sarah Hall

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062208453

    Winner of the Portico Prize Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award"Every one of the seven tales here delights and disturbs in equal measure. The Beautiful Indifference…

  • Futureproof

    Futureproof
    av N. Frank Daniels

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061656835

    No past. No future. Only now.Originally a self-publishing success launched on N. Frank Daniels's MySpace page, the novel Futureproof tells the story of Luke and his friends as they navigate Atlanta's subculture of delinquents. In short order, the se…

  • Puritan Family

    Puritan Family
    av Edmund S. Morgan

    Häftad - 1966 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061312274

    Examines the various social, political, religious, and economic aspects of marriage and the family in Puritan New England, considering household relationships and the family's place in the Puritan social order

  • Good Things I Wish You

    Good Things I Wish You
    av A. Manette Ansay

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061239953

    "A lyrical, haunting exploration of loves past and present. Witty, sprightly, surprising, this deeply original and utterly captivating new novel ... beguiles the senses and dazzles the heart. A beautiful book." --Diana Abu-Jaber "As the parallels be…

  • A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

    A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism
    av Caroline Moorehead

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062686374

    The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter returns with the moving finale (The Economist) of her Resistance Quartet--the powerful and inspiring true story of the women of the partisan resistance who fought against Italy's fascist regime during World…

  • Affair-Proof Your Marriage: Understanding, Preventing and Surviving an Affair

    Affair-Proof Your Marriage: Understanding, Preventing and Surviving an Affair
    av Lana Staheli

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060929183

    This singular guide presents the straightforward facts on affairs, as well as advice to affairees and spouses on how to cope with them.Since 60% of marriages are affected by affairs, you should know the facts: Women under 30 are as likely as men to…

  • Blue Angel

    Blue Angel
    av Francine Prose

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060882037

    The National Book Award Finalist from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose--now the major motion picture Submission "Screamingly funny ... Blue Angel culminates in a sexual harassment hearing that rivals the Salem witch trials.…

  • Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

    Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
    av Paula Byrne

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062310774

    The sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode--a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and…

  • Spontaneous Mind: Selected Interviews 1958-1996

    Spontaneous Mind: Selected Interviews 1958-1996
    av Allen Ginsberg

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060930820

    From his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial to his passionate riffs on Cezanne, Blake, Whitman, and Pound, the interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically arranged a…

  • The Big War

    The Big War
    av Anton Myrer

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060934736

    "One must go back to All Quiet on the Western Front to find another novel as charged as this one " -- Philadelphia InquirerNATIONAL BESTSELLER They were our husbands, our fathers, our lovers, our sons. They were Americans and Marines. And this is th…

  • The Oysters of Locmariaquer

    The Oysters of Locmariaquer
    av Eleanor Clark

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060887421

    Describes how oysters are cultivated off the northwest French coast of Brittany, and examines the history, myths, and legends of the region, in a new edition of the National Book Award-winning travelogue, updated with a new essay by Mark Kurlansky.…

  • American Pie

    American Pie
    av Michael Lee West

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060984335

    The lives of the three McBroom sisters of Tallulah, Tennessee, were tangled before the eldest, Eleanor, discovered their mother hanging from the Venetian blinds—and the years have done little to comb out the knots. Now a drunken encounter with…

  • Dogfight at the Pentagon: Sergeant Dogs, Grumpy Cats, Wallflower Wingmen, and Other Lunacy from the Wall Street Journal's A-Hed Column

    Dogfight at the Pentagon: Sergeant Dogs, Grumpy Cats, Wallflower Wingmen, and Other Lunacy from the Wall Street Journal's A-Hed Column
    av Wall Street Journal

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062333193

    includes the essay "The Endless Game of Tag", the inspiration for the major motion picture TagA delightful collection of the wild, the weird, and the wonderful culled from the Wall Street Journal's popular, and long-standing A-hed column.One of the…

  • Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation

    Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation
    av Yossi Klein Halevi

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062362322

    Now available in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction, the poignant and insightful memoir from Yossi Klein Halevi, the award-winning journalist and author of the acclaimed Like Dreamers--a coming-of-age story about a traumatic famil…

  • We Live in Water: Stories

    We Live in Water: Stories
    av Jess Walter

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061926624

    ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter--a suite of diverse and searching stories about personal struggle and dimini…

  • Among the Russians

    Among the Russians
    av Colin Thubron

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060959296

    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for it…