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  • The Beats: A Graphic History

    The Beats: A Graphic History
    av Harvey Pekar

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016495

    In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live have come back to life through artwork as vibrant as the Beat movement itself. Told by the comic legend Harvey Pekar, his frequent artistic collaborator Ed Piskor, and a range of artists an…

  • The Night Trilogy: Night/Dawn/Day

    The Night Trilogy: Night/Dawn/Day
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809073641

    The new translation of the bestselling memoir Night in one volume with its companion novels, Dawn and Day Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy a…

  • Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

    Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
    av John Allen Paulos

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809058402

    Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large…

  • Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

    Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
    av William Poundstone

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809045990

    In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun…

  • Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

    Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809071944

    No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book--one of the most significant works in French…

  • Image-Music-Text

    Image-Music-Text
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374521363

    These essays, as selected and translated by Stephen Heath, are among the finest writings Barthes ever published on film and photography, and on the phenomena of sound and image. The classic pieces "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrativ…

  • Mourning Diary: October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979

    Mourning Diary: October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374533113

    "In the sentence She's no longer suffering, ' to what, to whom does she' refer? What does that present tense mean?" Roland Barthes, from his diaryThe day after his mother's death in October 1977, Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. For nearly…

  • Night

    Night
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374500016

    The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.

  • The Dwarf

    The Dwarf
    av Par Lagerkvist

    Häftad - 1958 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374521356

    I have noticed that sometimes I frighten people; what they really fear is themselves. They think it is I who scare them, but it is the dwarf within them, the ape-faced manlike being who sticks up his head from the depths of their souls. P r Lagerkvi…

  • Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness

    Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness
    av Alva Noe

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016488

    Alva No is one of a new breed--part philosopher, part cognitive scientist, part neuroscientist--who are radically altering the study of consciousness by asking difficult questions and pointing out obvious flaws in the current science. In Out of Our…

  • Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

    Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374532338

    A graceful, contemplative volume, "Camera Lucida "was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on…

  • Night

    Night
    av Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374534752

  • Bastard Tongues

    Bastard Tongues
    av Derek Bickerton

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809028160

    "Bastard Tongues "is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human--what language is, how it works, and how it passes from generation to generation, even where historical…

  • Trotsky: A Graphic Biography

    Trotsky: A Graphic Biography
    av Geary

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809095087

    Trotsky was a hero to some, a ruthless demon to others. To Stalin, he was such a threat that he warranted murder by pickax. This polarizing figure set up a world conflict that lasted through the twentieth century, and in Trotsky: A Graphic Biography…

  • The Big Sea

    The Big Sea
    av Langston Hughes

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015498

    Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In "The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nig…

  • American Slavery, 1619-1877

    American Slavery, 1619-1877
    av Peter Kolchin

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016303

    The single best short survey in America, now updated. Includes a New Preface and Afterward In terms of accessibility and comprehensive coverage, Kolchin's American Slavery is a singularly important achievement. Now updated to address a decade of new…

  • Strom Thurmond's America: A History

    Strom Thurmond's America: A History
    av Joseph Crespino

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809084340

    "Do not forget that skill and integrity' are the keys to success." This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout his long and colorful career as one…

  • The Pleasure of the Text

    The Pleasure of the Text
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 1975 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374521608

    What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of re…

  • A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

    A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374532314

  • The Boy

    The Boy
    av Dan Porat

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809030729

    A cobblestone road. A sunny day. A soldier. A gun. A child, arms high in the air. A moment captured on film. But what is the history behind arguably the most recognizable photograph of the Holocaust? "The Boy" presents the stories of three Nazi crim…

  • Day

    Day
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809023097

  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    av Edward Countryman

    Pocket - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809025626

  • Dawn

    Dawn
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809037728

    "The author . . . has built knowledge into artistic fiction." The New York Times Book ReviewElisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English offic…

  • Roland Barthes

    Roland Barthes
    av Roland Barthes

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374251468

    First published in 1977, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes is the great literary theorist's most original work a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal and the theoretical to reveal Roland Barthes's tastes, his childhood, his e…

  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

    Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
    av Dennis Calero, Ray Bradbury, Dennis Calero

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809080458

    The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities. Mars began as a place of boundless hopes and dreams, a planet to repl…

  • The Great American Documents: Volume II: 1831-1900

    The Great American Documents: Volume II: 1831-1900
    av Ruth Ashby

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374537371

    The essential primer on the most influential American documents between 1831 and 1900 The Great American Documents series, written by the graphic-book author Ruth Ashby and illustrated by the renowned Ernie Col n, tells the history of America throug…

  • Ark of the Liberties

    Ark of the Liberties
    av Ted Widmer

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809027491

    "Ark of the Liberties" recovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding world liberty. Our country's decline in popularity over the past eight years has been nothing short of astonishing, and with wit, br…

  • Reckoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future

    Reckoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future
    av Elliott Currie

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015719

  • The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil War

    The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil War
    av Michael F. Holt

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809044399

    Arguing that partisan politics ultimately caused the Civil War, the author paints a portrait of short-sighted politicos during the 1840s and 1850s using the slavery issue as political leverage in a variety of contests between the major parties. Repr…

  • Warning to the West

    Warning to the West
    av Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374513344

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Warning to the West includes the texts of the Nobel Prize-winning author's three speeches in the United States in the summer of 1975, his first major public addresses since his expulsion from the Soviet Union in 1974: on Jun…

  • Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)

    Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)
    av William Poundstone

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809078813

    Prada stores carry a few obscenely expensive items in order to boost sales for everything else (which look like bargains in comparison). People used to download music for free, then Steve Jobs convinced them to pay. How? By charging 99 cents. That p…

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper

    Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
    av Paul E. Johnson

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809083886

    The true history of a legendary American folk heroIn the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himse…

  • Not All of Us Are Saints

    Not All of Us Are Saints
    av David Hilfiker

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809074013

    "Not All of Us Are Saints: A Doctor's Journey with the Poor "is a book by David Hilfiker, M.D.

  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    av Jay Sexton

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809069996

    President James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American statecraft. Monroe's message proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it r…

  • Clash of Extremes

    Clash of Extremes
    av Marc Egnal

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016457

    "Clash of Extremes" takes on the reigning orthodoxy that the American Civil War was waged over high moral principles. Marc Egnal contends that economics, more than any other factor, moved the country to war in 1861. Drawing on a wealth of primary an…

  • Amazing Decisions: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals

    Amazing Decisions: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals
    av Dan Ariely

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374536749

    Dan Ariely, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, and illustrator Matt R. Trower present a playful graphic novel guide to better decision-making, based on the author's groundbreaking research in behavioral economics, neuro…

  • Amazing Decisions: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals

    Amazing Decisions: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals
    av Dan Ariely

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374103767

    Dan Ariely, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, and illustrator Matt R. Trower present a playful graphic novel guide to better decision-making, based on the author's groundbreaking research in behavioral economics, neuro…

  • Bringing It All Back Home

    Bringing It All Back Home
    av Philip F. Napoli

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809031535

    Napoli introduces a remarkable group of young New Yorkers who went abroad with high hopes only to find a bewildering conflict. We meet, for instance, a nurse who staged a hunger strike to promote peace while working at a field hospital, and a black…

  • The Mexican Wars for Independence

    The Mexican Wars for Independence
    av Timothy J. Henderson

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809069231

    Mexico's struggle for independence was as much a series of civil wars and failed social revolutions as it was a war to separate Mexico from Spain. Some Mexicans fought to bring profound social change to the country, some to achieve autonomy, some fo…

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: The American Portraits Series

    Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: The American Portraits Series
    av Camilla Townsend

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809077380

    Camilla Townsend's stunning new book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to cont…

  • The Transcendence of the EGO

    The Transcendence of the EGO
    av Jean-Paul Sartre

    Häftad - 1957 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015450

    First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked H…

  • Night: Memorial Edition

    Night: Memorial Edition
    av Elie Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel, Barack Obama

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374221997

    A memorial edition of Elie Wiesel's seminal memoir of surviving the Nazi death camps, with tributes by President Obama and Samantha Power When Elie Wiesel died in July 2016, the White House issued a memorial statement in which President Barack Obama…

  • The Way Out

    The Way Out
    av L. Hunter Lovins, Boyd Cohen, L. Hunter Lovins

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809034697

    Believe in climate change. Or don't. It doesn't matter. But you'd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you w…

  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    av A. Stephenson

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015849

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny--the American idea of providential and historical chosenness--and s…

  • Masters of Empire

    Masters of Empire
    av Michael McDonnell

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809068005

    In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A. McDonnell reveals the vital role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across La…

  • Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader

    Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader
    av Alan M. Kraut

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016372

    "Goldberger's War" chronicles one of the U.S. Public Health Service's most renowned heroes--an immigrant Jew who trained as a doctor at Bellevue, became a young recruit to the federal government's health service, and ended an American plague. He did…

  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play

    The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play
    av Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809012237

    A reissue of a now classic American drama.If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law." So wrote the young Henry David Thoreau in 1849. Three years earlier, Thoreau had put hi…

  • The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

    The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    av Grady Klein

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809033591

    Statistics help us create Internet technologies, develop medicines, win elections, invest in stocks, predict the weather, and much more. But the methods that produce important numbers remain beyond many of us. How do we determine the proper size of…

  • Evolution

    Evolution
    av Jay Hosler

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809043118

    On the heels of explaining the intricacies of human genetics in "The Stuff of Life", the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 has been charged with covering the wider story of the evolution of life on Earth. Join Bloort as he takes King Floorsh and h…

  • Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900

    Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900
    av John F. Kasson

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016204

    A major theme of American history has always been the desire to achieve a genuinely republican way of life that values liberty, order, and virtue. In" Civilizing the Machine," John F. Kasson asks how new technologies have affected this drive for a r…

  • Americans: a Collision of Histories

    Americans: a Collision of Histories
    av Edward Countryman

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015986

    In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard to the battle over our nation's destiny…