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"A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." --David Mitchell, The Guardian When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents Malena and Svante, and her little sister Beata, were facing a crisis in their own h..
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This beautifully produced commemorative edition includes an account of the book's original publication by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, an Introduction by Merton's biographer, Father William Shannon, and Merton's own Introduction to the Japanese edition...
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Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywine; artilleryman an..
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The first personal documentary about AIDS to be published, Borrowed Time remains as vividly detailed as the best novel and as lucidly observed as the fiercest journalism...
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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells..
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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Tr..
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Eugenia Ginzburg's critically acclaimed memoir of the harrowing eighteen years she spent in prisons and labor camps under Stalin's rule By the late 1930s, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg had been a loyal and very active member of the Communist Party for many years. Yet like millions of others who suffer..
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Now in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming t..
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A Tony Award-winning movie icon known for his work on such films as The Magnificent Seven, How the West Was Won, and Mystic River recounts his early years in Brooklyn, struggles to become an actor, work with such stars as Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe, and role as one of the earliest members of t..
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ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN PASADENA EXPLOSION screamed the headline of the Los Angeles Times. John Parsons, a maverick rocketeer who helped transform the rocket from a derided sci-fi plotline into a reality, was at first mourned as a scientific prodigy. But reporters soon uncovered a more shocking s..
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Intimate, funny, and moving portraits form this books centerpiece as Angell remembers his eccentric relatives; his childhood love of baseball in the time of Ruth, Gehrig, and DiMaggio; and his vivid colleagues during his long career as a New Yorker writer and editor...
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Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardInternational Bestseller " An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy's creation of a new self." -- "The New Yorker" A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a natio..
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Traces the lives of cooperative privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite against a backdrop of the period between the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812, describing their trade in contraband goods, their rivalry with Spanish merchants, their key membership in a corrupt New Orleans syndicate, and their..
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Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfou..
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The true story of a miraculous encounter between a teenaged girl and a baby whale off the coast of California It was the dark of early morning; seventeen-year-old Lynne Cox was swimming her last half mile back to the pier after a long workout when she became aware that something was swimming with he..
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This celebrated volume begins when Nin is about to publish her first book and ends when she leaves Paris for New York. Edited and with a Preface by Gunther tuhlmann; Index...
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Beginning with Nin's arrival in New York, this volume is filled with the stories of her analytical patients. There is a shift in emphasis also as Nin becomes aware of the inevitable choice facing the artist in the modern world. "Sensitive and frank... Nin's] diary is a dialogue between flesh and spi..
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The author's experiences in Greenwich Village, where she defends young writers against the Establishment, and her trip across the country in an old Ford to California and Mexico. " Nin is] one of the most extraordinary and unconventional writers of this century" (New York Times Book Review). Edited ..
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"Nothing yet published about her so totally contradicts the legend of Virginia Woolf.... This] is a first chance to meet the writer in her own unguarded words and to observe the root impulses of her art without the distractions of a commentary" (New York Times). Edited and with a Preface by Anne Ol..
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The second volume covers a crucial period in Woolf's development as a writer. Her sensibility, her sensitiveness, her humor, her drama... above all her catalytic gifts as a writer seem almost too much for one remarkable woman (Christian Science Monitor). Edited by Anne Olivier Bell, assisted by Andr..
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An account of Woolf's life during the period in which To the Lighthouse and The Waves were written. Her steel-trap mind and elegant prose...make this a most valuable and pleasurable book (Publishers Weekly). Volume three is as witty and intelligent as its predecessors (Atlantic Monthly). Edited by A..
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The penultimate volume of Woolf's diaries details the mature period of The Years and moments of personal sadness brought by the deaths of Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and Roger Fry. A book of extraordinary vitality, wit, and beauty (New York Times Book Review). Edited by Anne Olivier Bell, assi..
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Virginia Woolf was fifty-four on January 25, 1936, some three weeks after this final volume of her diary opens. Its last page was written four days before she drowned herself on March 28, 1941. Edited by Anne Olivier Bell, assisted by Andrew McNeillie; Index; maps...
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This story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants right from the opening pages. Although Flush has adventures of his own with bullying dogs, horrid maids, and robbers, he also provides the reader with a glimpse into Browning's life. Introduction by Trekkie Ritchie...
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This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin's life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. "Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything I've ever read....I found it a very erotic book and profoundly liberating" (Alice Walker). The so..
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The intimacy between Nin and Miller, first disclosed in Henry and June, is documented further in this impassioned exchange of letters between the two controversial writers. Edited and with an Introduction by Gunther Stuhlmann; Index...
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This unique autobiography begins with McCarthy's recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Tempering the need to fictionalize for the sake of a good story with the need for honesty, she creates interchapters tha..
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Published years after her death, "Moments of Being" is Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing, considered by many to be her most important book.In "Reminiscences," the first of five pieces included in "Moments of Being," Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that c..
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In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker "Letter from Paris," from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. They give an incomparable view of French life before World War II. Edited by Irving Drutman; Index...
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A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a ..
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Exploring the pioneer impulse that first drew settlers to the Pacific Northwest, Doig combines excerpts from his own winter diary with those of an unconventional Bostonian who in 1850 abandoned civilization and headed west...
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Howard Thurman was a unique man-a black minister, philosopher, and educator whose vitality and vision touched the lives of countless people of all races, faiths, and cultures. Index; photographs...
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