Dispatches

Dispatches

Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977.From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent...

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This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering

More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering,...

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When a Heart Turns Rock Solid

When a Heart Turns Rock Solid

A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEARBased on an unprecedented eighteen-year study, the center of this riveting book are three engaging streetwise...

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Elegy for a Broken Machine

Elegy for a Broken Machine

The poet Patrick Phillips brings us a stunning third collection that is at its core a son’s lament for his father. This book of elegies takes us from the luminous...

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The Book of Dead Philosophers

The Book of Dead Philosophers

In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of nearly two hundred of the world's greatest thinkers, noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality...

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Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

These 17 short stories represent the best of Brodkey's work over three decades.

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American Scripture

American Scripture

Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and...

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Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations....

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Keeping a Rendezvous

Keeping a Rendezvous

When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost...

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The Embarrassment of Riches

The Embarrassment of Riches

Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in constant dread of being...

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Nanjing 1937

Nanjing 1937

A masterpiece by one of China’s bestselling contemporary novelists, Nanjing 1937 tells the epic story of a passionate courtship played out against the...

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Deadly Slipper

Deadly Slipper

Nearly twenty years have passed since Mara Dunn’s sister Bedie, an orchid enthusiast, disappeared while on a hiking holiday in southwestern France. Mara remains determined...

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey is a perfectly aimed literary parody that is also a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century....

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The September Letters

The September Letters

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection It starts out like any other dull day in a busy airport bar. James, the bartender, would much rather serve regulars...

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The Camera My Mother Gave Me

The Camera My Mother Gave Me

Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina–which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen’s...

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Weather

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Weather

Incredibly comprehensive yet portable enough for your day pack, the definitive field guide to every type of weather system, cloud formation, and atmospheric phenomenon common to North America--from...

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Cambridge

Cambridge

One of England's most widely acclaimed young novelists adopts two eerily convincing narrative voices and juxtaposes their stories to devastating effect in this mesmerizing...

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Missing Mark

Missing Mark

From the award-winning author of Stalking Susan, TV reporter Riley Spartz returns in another breathtaking, furiously-paced thriller.  When Riley Spartz sees...

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Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

“Perfection is a rare accomplishment, particularly in American poetry, and the perfection of much of Hollander’s work makes it essential reading for anyone who genuinely...

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The Awakening

The Awakening

Kate Chopin's riveting, daring story of one woman's search for personal freedom was so far ahead of its time that its publication in 1899 aroused a storm of controversy violent enough to end its...

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Plays, Prose Writings and Poems

Plays, Prose Writings and Poems

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)Introduction by Terry EagletonOscar Wilde has been acknowledged as the wittiest writer in the English language. This collection proves...

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The Way of Zen

The Way of Zen

In his definitive introduction to Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts explains the principles and practices of this ancient religion to Western readers. With a rare combination of...

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Behind The Mask Of Innocence

Behind The Mask Of Innocence

From Kevin Brownlow, cinema historian and discoverer of lost films, here is the first full-scale exploration of a vital and now almost forgotten chapter of American moviemaking: the response of early producers of the decades...

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Villanelles

Villanelles

The first of its kind--a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku....

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