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  • AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- And How It Hurts Our Country

    AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- And How It Hurts Our Country
    av Kathy Roth-Douquet, Frank Schaeffer

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060888602

    In America, it is increasingly the case that the people who make, support, or protest military policy have no military experience. As Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer assert in this groundbreaking work, the gap between the all-volunteer milita…

  • Property: Stories Between Two Novellas

    Property: Stories Between Two Novellas
    av Lionel Shriver

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062697943

    A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the intern…

  • Future Talk: Conversations about Tomorrow with Today's Most Provocative Personalities

    Future Talk: Conversations about Tomorrow with Today's Most Provocative Personalities
    av Larry King, Pat Piper

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060930158

    As a talk-show host for more than four decades, Larry King has encountered the most powerful and influential people in the world. Now, in Future Talk, he converses with some of today's most provocative thinkers to get their perspectives on what's i…

  • Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird

    Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of to Kill a Mockingbird
    av Mary McDonagh Murphy

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061924125

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures--including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw--on how the book has impacted their lives. These inter…

  • How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form

    How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form
    av Thomas C. Foster

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061340406

    How to Read Novels Like a Professor is a lively and entertaining guide to understanding and dissecting novels, making reading more enriching and satisfying. In the follow up to his wildly popular How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Fo…

  • Forest Dark

    Forest Dark
    av Nicole Krauss

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062431004

    National BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book of 2017Named Best Book of 2017 by Esquire, Times Literary Supplement, Elle Magazine, LitHub, Publishers Weekly, Financial Times, Guardian, Refinery29, Popsugar, and Globe and MailA brilliant novel. I…

  • The Wolf Border

    The Wolf Border
    av Sarah Hall

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062208484

    From the award-winning author of The Electric Michelangelo, one of the most decorated young British writers working today, comes a literary masterpiece: a breathtaking work that beautifully and provocatively surveys the frontiers of the human spirit…

  • Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan

    Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan
    av M. J. Akbar

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062131799

    "Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar's stands out....A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity." --The EconomistIn Tinderbox, India's leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronic…

  • The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

    The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
    av Laura C. Schlessinger

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061142826

    A follow-up to the best-selling The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands argues that couples must recognize the polarity between masculinity and femininity in order to sustain a mutually satisfying marriage, in a guide that draws on examples from the a…

  • Bloody Ground: The Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles: Book Four

    Bloody Ground: The Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles: Book Four
    av Bernard Cornwell

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060937195

    From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, comes the fourth installment in The Starbuck Chronicles, an exciting novel which vividly captures the horror of the battle field. It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the Uni…

  • Memoirs of a Medieval Woman

    Memoirs of a Medieval Woman
    av Louise Collis

    Häftad - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060909925

    For history and biography lovers, the 15th-century life and travels of the extraordinary Margery Kempe, who left her family to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

  • The Third Child

    The Third Child
    av Marge Piercy

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060936037

    Under her mother's constant scrutiny and lost in the shadow of her famous senator father, Melissa is the third child in the politically prominent Dickenson family, where ambition comes first and Melissa often comes last. In college, she meets Blake,…

  • Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interest Are Transforming... a Slump Into a Crash, Freedom Into Socialism, and a

    Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interest Are Transforming... a Slump Into a Crash, Freedom Into Socialism, and a
    av Dick Morris, Eileen McGann

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061771057

    We have to stop Obama's radical agenda. Now.We must act before President Barack Obama fully implements his radical political agenda. Because after Obama has won his war on prosperity and canceled the war on terror, it will be too late to regain our…

  • You Feel It Just Below the Ribs

    You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
    av Jeffrey Cranor, Janina Matthewson, Jeffrey Cranor

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780063066625

  • The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment

    The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment
    av Walter Anderson

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061094538

    An inspiring step-by-step guide to overcoming self-doubt and achieving personal and professional success.Based on his popular course at the New School for Social Research in New York City, in The Confidence Course the former Marine, renowned storyte…

  • Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau

    Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau
    av Jack Sacco

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060096663

    Recounts the experiences of a World War II American GI who served with the 92nd Signal Battalion of Patton's famed 3rd Army on the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany and at the site of the Dachau concentration camp. Reprint. 10,…

  • Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

    Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering
    av David A. Kessler

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062388520

    Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified…

  • Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

    Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
    av Jayne Allen

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780063137905

    "An author to watch --Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach ReadThe first novel in a captivating three-book series about modern womanhood, in which a young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love--and the support of he…

  • Morning Poems

    Morning Poems
    av Robert Bly

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060928735

    Morning Poems is a sensational collection -- Robert Bly's best in many years. Inspired by the example of William Stafford, Bly decided to embark on the project of writing a daily poem: Every morning he would stay in bed until he had completed the da…

  • French Concession

    French Concession
    av Xiao Bai

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062313553

    An acclaimed Chinese writer makes his English language debut with this heart-stopping literary noir, a richly atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue, set in Shanghai in 1931--an electrifying, decadent world of love, violence, and b…

  • Nights in Aruba

    Nights in Aruba
    av Andrew Holleran

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060937348

    Takes the rite-of-passage novel a step further. . . . Andrew Holleran writes with enormous insight and compassion. -- NewsdayAndrew Holleran's follow-up novel to Dancer from the Dance, Nights in Aruba is a classic novel of love shared and love conce…

  • The Physics of Baseball: Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded

    The Physics of Baseball: Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded
    av Robert K. Adair

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060084363

    Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches f…

  • Joy in the Morning

    Joy in the Morning
    av Betty Smith

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061774331

    A timeless classic is reborn! From Betty Smith--author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, one of the most beloved novels of the past century--comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young hearts and marriage. In 1927, in Brookl…

  • Where River Turns to Sky

    Where River Turns to Sky
    av Gregg Kleiner

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780380805594

    Eighty-year-old George Castor promised he would never let his best friend Ralph die alone at the Silver Gardens Nursing Home—but Ralph passed on while George was away fishing. Distraught, guilt-stricken and seeking redemption, George buys a bro…

  • Bicycles: Love Poems

    Bicycles: Love Poems
    av Nikki Giovanni

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061726491

    In her legendary career, artist and activist Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, and a voice for social justice who can inform and inspire in times of national crisis. Controversial, revolutionary, eth…

  • The War Prayer

    The War Prayer
    av Mark Twain

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060911133

    Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During the service, a stranger enters and address…

  • The Gift

    The Gift
    av Cecelia Ahern

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061782091

    The Gift is a magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories. The story of Lou Suffern, a successful executive frustrated by the fact that he sp…

  • This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family's Heartbreak

    This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family's Heartbreak
    av Melissa Coleman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061958335

    "Lyrical and down-to-earth, wry and heartbreaking, This Life Is in Your Hands is a fascinating and powerful memoir. Melissa Coleman doesn't just tell the story of her family's brave experiment and private tragedy; she brings to life an important and…

  • Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

    Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero
    av Michael Korda

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060755218

    "Michael Korda has delivered a jewel of a short life of Ulysses S. Grant, a general deadly on the battlefield and unprepossessing off it. As a biographer Korda is Grant-like himself: unambiguous, decisive, clear. The book is a joy to read." --Larry…

  • Firebird: A Memoir

    Firebird: A Memoir
    av Mark Doty

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060931971

    A beautifully written, hallucinatorily evocative memoir of growing up gay in baby-boom America. -- NewsweekIn his powerful autobiography, Firebird, Mark Doty tells the story of a ten-year-old in a top hat, cane, and red chiffon scarf, interrupted w…

  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

    A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
    av Simon Winchester

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060572006

    An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital, in an a…

  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

    The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
    av Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061732478

    The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called "a transporting, enlightening book" tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn A…

  • Something Like Beautiful: One Single Mother's Story

    Something Like Beautiful: One Single Mother's Story
    av Asha Bandele

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061710391

    "asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale." --Nikki Giovanni Award-winning journalist, and author of The Prisoner's Wife and Daughter, and perfor…

  • Waiting for Robert Capa

    Waiting for Robert Capa
    av Susana Fortes

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062000385

    Susana Fortes offers a gorgeously written, English Patient-style novel about the real-life romance between two photojournalists furiously in love: Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. During the Spanish Civil War, Capa and Taro risked everything documenting…

  • How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace with the Road Not Taken: A Memoir

    How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace with the Road Not Taken: A Memoir
    av Jesse Browner

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062275707

    A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking Heads classic song "Once in a Lifetim…

  • Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

    Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life
    av Bonnie Friedman

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062981103

    Named One of The Essential Books for Writing (The Center for Fiction) and One of The Best Books for Writers (Poets & Writers)"In the spirit of Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Friedman...gives heartfelt counsel to those who need to be coaxed into t…

  • Summerland

    Summerland
    av Michael Chabon

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062418081

    From the Pulitzer Prize winning Michael Chabon comes this bestselling novel for readers of all ages that blends fantasy and folklore with that most American coming-of-age ritual: baseball--now in a new edition, with an original introduction by the a…

  • Testaments Betrayed: Essay in Nine Parts, an

    Testaments Betrayed: Essay in Nine Parts, an
    av Milan Kundera

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060927516

    A brilliant and thought-provoking essay from one of the twentieth century's masters of fiction, Testaments Betrayed is written like a novel: the same characters appear and reappear throughout the nine parts of the book, as do the principal themes th…

  • The Day Kennedy Was Shot

    The Day Kennedy Was Shot
    av Jim Bishop

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780062290595

    A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November 22, 1963. Author Jim Bishop's trademark hour-by-hour suspenseful storytelli…

  • A Changed Man

    A Changed Man
    av Francine Prose

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060560034

    Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow, the head of a human rights foundation, is baffled by the entreaties of Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi who inadvertently transforms the lives of other people in his attempts to change his own life. By the author of T…

  • Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane

    Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane
    av Seth Shulman

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060956158

    Unlocking the Sky tells the extraordinary tale of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned flying machine, a race that took place in the air, on the ground, and in the courtrooms of America. While the Wright brothers threw a veil of secr…

  • 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.

  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
    av John Heilemann, Mark Halperin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780061733642

    The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country."It's one of the best books on politics of any kind I've read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22." --The Financ…

  • 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…