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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Theodore Rex is the story?never fully told before?of Theodore Roosevelt?s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, ?TR? succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.52
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99
The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. - ;'Of... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A groundbreaking novel about coming out from one of America?s preeminent gay writers Critically lauded upon its initial publication in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality, A Boy?s Own Story is a moving tale about coming-of-age in midcentury America. With searing clarity and unabashed wit, Edmund White?s unnamed protagonist yearns... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This book explores the implications of a multipolar world for the development of international law, including contributions from Nigel White, Alexander Orakhelashvili and Christian Pippan. The contributions explore issues including the use of force, governance, regionalism and the relevance of the UN, considering the relationship between power and... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, resulting in his impeachment. This fascinating volume brings together documentation leading... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
In 1856 the Reverend Edmund Donald Carr was overtaken by a blizzard on his way to an evening service. He battled the elements for 22 hours with nothing by his bible and his dead horse, whose body sheltered him while he slept. Snow blind and half dead, Carr survived and wrote his experience in a first person narrative, A Night in the Snow . more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99
Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.'In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics that had prevailed from antiquity until the eighteenth century,... more...