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  • If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

    If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
    av Jill Lepore

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496103

    Longlisted - National Book Award (Nonfiction) Best Books of 2020 - Financial Times Best Books of Fall 2020: O, The Oprah Magazine, The Observer, Boston.com Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020: TIMEA revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the…

  • The Saddest Words

    The Saddest Words
    av Michael Gorra

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491702

    Michael Gorra asks provocative questions in this historic portrait of William Faulkner and his world. He explores whether William Faulkner should still be read in this new century and asks what his works tell us about the legacy of slavery and the A…

  • Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    av Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631495311

    So essential is Crime and Punishment (1866) to global literature and to our understanding of Russia that it was one of the three books Edward Snowden, while confined to the Moscow airport, was given to help him absorb the culture. In a work that bes…

  • Shahnameh

    Shahnameh
    av Ferdowsi

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494468

    Ferdowsi's classic poem Shahnameh is part myth, part history-beginning with the legend of the birth of the Persian nation and its tumultuous history, it contains magical birds and superhuman heroes and centuries-long battles. Written over 1,000 year…

  • The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

    The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
    av Nelson Mandela

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491177

    Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven y…

  • What's Your Pronoun?

    What's Your Pronoun?
    av Dennis Baron

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631498718

    Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns spark debate, prompting new policies about what pronouns to use. More than a by-product of the culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are, however, nothing new. Pioneering linguist Dennis B…

  • What's Your Pronoun?

    What's Your Pronoun?
    av Dennis Baron

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496042

    Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns spark debate, prompting new policies about what pronouns to use. More than a by-product of the culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are, however, nothing new. Pioneering linguist Dennis B…

  • How Do We Look

    How Do We Look
    av Mary Beard

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494406

    Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing in Part I on…

  • The Unlimited Dream Company

    The Unlimited Dream Company
    av J. G. Ballard

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871404190

    When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is transformed. Vultures invade rooftops,…

  • Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

    Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
    av Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496844

    The Republican Party appears to be divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard--and with Donald Trump's ascendance, the upstarts seem to be winning. Yet how are we to explain that, under Trump, the plutocrats have gotten…

  • Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

    Let Them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
    av Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631499036

    As Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson powerfully demonstrate, the grave threats faced by American democracy did not start with Donald Trump, nor will they end with him--instead, they were created by a Republican Party that marries plutocracy and white…

  • The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science

    The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science
    av Michael Strevens

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491375

    "The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise." --Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the GoogleplexA paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge M…

  • The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science

    The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science
    av Michael Strevens

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324091080

  • S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome

    S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome
    av Mary Beard

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492228

    New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlist…

  • The Conquest of Happiness

    The Conquest of Happiness
    av Bertrand Russell

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871406736

    In The Conquest of Happiness, first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalen…

  • S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome

    S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome
    av Mary Beard

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871404237

    Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of…

  • The Complete Poems of Hart Crane

    The Complete Poems of Hart Crane
    av Hart Crane

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871401786

    This edition features a new introduction by Harold Bloom as a centenary tribute to the visionary of White Buildings (1926) and The Bridge (1930). Hart Crane, prodigiously gifted and tragically doom-eager, was the American peer of Shelley, Rimbaud, a…

  • Letters to a Young Scientist

    Letters to a Young Scientist
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871403858

    Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly ill…

  • Letters to a Young Scientist

    Letters to a Young Scientist
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871403773

    Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly ill…

  • How To Make It in the New Music Business

    How To Make It in the New Music Business
    av Ari Herstand

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494796

    How to Make It in the New Music Business has become the go-to resource for "do it yourself" musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Inspiring thousands to stop waiting around for that "big break", Ari Herstand returns, maintaining…

  • The Golden Thread

    The Golden Thread
    av Kassia St Clair

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494802

    From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that sparked the Industrial Revolution, The Golden Thread weaves an illuminating story of human ingenuity. Design journalist Kassia St. Clair guides u…

  • The Concept of Anxiety

    The Concept of Anxiety
    av Soren Kierkegaard

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631490040

    First published in 1844, Soren Kierkegaard's concise treatise identified-long before Freud-anxiety as a profound human condition, portraying human existence largely as a constant struggle with our own spiritual identities.

  • The Concept of Anxiety

    The Concept of Anxiety
    av Soren Kierkegaard

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871407191

    Although Soren Kierkegaard's death in the fall of 1855 foreshadowed a lasting split between conservative Christians and young contemporaries who saw him as a revolutionary thinker, it was not until the turn of the twentieth century-and beyond the bo…

  • The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

    The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
    av Anthony Gottlieb

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871404435

    Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony…

  • The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

    The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
    av Anthony Gottlieb

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492969

    Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony…

  • Erotic Poems

    Erotic Poems
    av E. E. Cummings

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871406590

    Many years ago the prodigious and famously prolific E. E. Cummings sat in his study writing and thinking about sex. His private brooding gave way to poems and drawings of sexual and romantic love that delight and provoke. Here, collected for this fi…

  • The Color of Law

    The Color of Law
    av Richard Rothstein

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494536

    Widely heralded as a "masterful" (The Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governm…

  • The Color of Law

    The Color of Law
    av Richard Rothstein

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492853

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation-that is, through individual…

  • Patsy

    Patsy
    av Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631495632

    When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it's the culmination of years of yearning to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret love, who left home years before for the "land of opportunity." Patsy's plans do not include her rel…

  • Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy

    Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy
    av Adam Jentleson

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631497773

    Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the United States Senate, an institution controlled by people who are almost exclusively white, overwhelmingly male, and disproportionat…

  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
    av Les Payne, Tamara Payne

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491665

    WINNER -- 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION - TIME Magazine -- 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 - A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection - Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public L…

  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
    av Les Payne, Tamara Payne

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324091059

  • Lithium

    Lithium
    av Walter A. Brown

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631497902

    From insulin comas and lobotomy to incarceration; those who suffered bipolar disorder endured dangerous, ineffective treatments for centuries until a breakthrough in the 1950s offered salvation. Lithium's efficacy at both ending and preventing manic…

  • Lithium

    Lithium
    av Walter A. Brown

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491993

    From insulin comas and lobotomy to incarceration; those who suffered bipolar disorder endured dangerous, ineffective treatments for centuries until a breakthrough in the 1950s offered salvation. Lithium's efficacy at both ending and preventing manic…

  • Trust: America's Best Chance

    Trust: America's Best Chance
    av Pete Buttigieg

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631498770

    Trust is essential to the foundation of America's democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a glo…

  • Trust: America's Best Chance

    Trust: America's Best Chance
    av Pete Buttigieg

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324091042

  • Selected Poems

    Selected Poems
    av E. E. Cummings

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871401540

    One hundred and fifty-six poems, grouped by theme, are accompanied by drawings, oils, and watercolors by the poet

  • The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht

    The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht
    av Bertolt Brecht

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871407672

    Widely celebrated as the greatest German playwright of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht was also, as George Steiner observed, "that very rare phenomenon, a great poet". Hugely prolific, Brecht wrote some 2,000 poems and songs-though fewer than…

  • Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

    Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492525

    In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of ou…

  • The Twenty Days of Turin

    The Twenty Days of Turin
    av Giorgio De Maria

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492297

    In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another's personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribbli…

  • Words Without Music: A Memoir

    Words Without Music: A Memoir
    av Philip Glass

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491436

    New York Times Bestseller An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Chicago Tribune Literary Award Finalist for the Marfield Prize, National Award for Arts Writing "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surr…

  • And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges

    And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges
    av Amber Sparks

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496202

    Boldly blending fables and myths with apocalyptic technologies, Amber Sparks holds a singular role in the canon of the weird. Having garnered acclaim for her shimmering collection The Unfinished World, she reaches uncanny heights with And I Do Not F…

  • Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

    Goethe: Life as a Work of Art
    av Rudiger Safranski

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494895

    Here, Rudiger Safranski sets his sights on the writer considered the Shakespeare of German literature. Goethe (1749-1832) awakened a burgeoning German nation and the European continent with his electrifying novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. Safran…

  • Jesus and John Wayne

    Jesus and John Wayne
    av Kristin Kobes Du Mez

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631495731

    How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate's staunchest supporters? These are among the que…

  • Jesus and John Wayne

    Jesus and John Wayne
    av Kristin Kobes Du Mez

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631499050

    In Jesus and John Wayne, a seventy-five-year history of American evangelicalism, Kristin Kobes Du Mez demolishes the myth that white evangelicals "held their noses" in voting for Donald Trump. Revealing the role of popular culture in evangelicalism,…

  • Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa

    Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa
    av Matthew Gavin Frank

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496028

    For nearly eighty years, a huge portion of coastal South Africa was closed off to the public. With many of its pits now deemed "overmined" and abandoned, American journalist Matthew Gavin Frank sets out across the infamous Diamond Coast to investiga…

  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show
    av Larry McMurtry

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631493591

    The Last Picture Show (1966) is both a rambunctious coming-of-age story and an elegy to a forlorn Texas town trying to keep its one movie house alive. Adapted into the Oscar-winning film, this masterpiece immortalizes the lives of the hardscrabble r…

  • A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain

    A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain
    av Paul Preston

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871408686

    The culmination of a half-century of historical investigation, A People Betrayed is not only a definitive history of modern Spain but also a compelling narrative that becomes a lens for understanding the challenges that virtually all democracies hav…

  • Jerusalem

    Jerusalem
    av Alan Moore

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631494727

    An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in, through the labyrinthine streets and pages ofJerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty; of Africa, and hymns, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary la…

  • Jerusalem

    Jerusalem
    av Alan Moore

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491344

    In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of d…

  • The Drowned World

    The Drowned World
    av J. G. Ballard

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871403629

    In the novel that catapulted him to international acclaim upon its publication in 1962, J.G. Ballard's mesmerizing and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying future in which solar radiation and global warming has melted the ic…

  • How the Internet Happened

    How the Internet Happened
    av Brian McCullough

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631493072

    The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for…

  • The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
    av Ulysses S. Grant

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631492440

    Originally published in 1885 by Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant's landmark memoir has been annotated by Elizabeth Samet in this lavish edition. No previous edition combines such a sweep of historical and cultural contexts with the literary authority th…

  • The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

    The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis
    av Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871404961

    Widely acclaimed as the progenitor of twentieth-century Latin American fiction, Machado de Assis (1839-1908)--the son of a mulatto father and a washerwoman, and the grandson of freed slaves--was hailed in his lifetime as Brazil's greatest writer. Hi…

  • Tales from the Ant World

    Tales from the Ant World
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631495564

    "Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony," writes E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most beloved scientists, "their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg." In Tales from the Ant World, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner…

  • Tales from the Ant World

    Tales from the Ant World
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324091097

  • The Meaning of Human Existence

    The Meaning of Human Existence
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631491146

    Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche called "the rainbow colours" around the outer edges of knowledge and imagination, Edward O. Wilson bridges science and philosophy to create a twenty-first-century treatise on human existence. Once criticised f…

  • The Meaning of Human Existence

    The Meaning of Human Existence
    av Edward O. Wilson

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871401007

    Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche called "the rainbow colours" around the outer edges of knowledge and imagination, Edward O. Wilson bridges science and philosophy to create a twenty-first-century treatise on human existence. Once criticised f…

  • Afropessimism

    Afropessimism
    av Frank B. Wilderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631496141

    A seminal work that combines ground-breaking philosophy with searing flights of memoir, Afropessimism presents the tenets of an increasingly influential intellectual movement that theorises blackness through the lens of perpetual slavery. Rather tha…

  • Confronting the Classics

    Confronting the Classics
    av Mary Beard

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871408594

    Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but…

  • Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas

    Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
    av Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631495328

    "I passed away at two o'clock in the afternoon on a Friday in August in 1869, in my beautiful mansion in the Catumbi district of the city." So begins Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas-at the end of the narrator's life. Published in 1881, this highly…

  • My Life

    My Life
    av Isadora Duncan

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871403186

    The visionary choreographer and dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) not only revolutionized dance in the twentieth century but blazed a path for other visionaries who would follow in her wake. While many biographies have explored Duncan's crucial role…

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark
    av William Giraldi

    Pocket - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781631490422

    Written with force and precision and grace (John Wilwol, New York Times Book Review) Hold the Dark is a taut and unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness (Dennis Lehane). At the start of another pitiless winter, wolves have taken three child…

  • Gestalt Psychology

    Gestalt Psychology
    av Wolfgang Kohler

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780871402189

    Wolfgang Koehler (1887-1967) was one of the founders of Gestalt psychology, the influential school that argues that perception is best understood as an organized pattern rather than as separate parts. Penetrating in its insights and lucid in present…