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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14
Twenty years after his bestselling debut Essays in Love , internationally acclaimed author Alain de Botton returns to fiction with a brilliant new novel about modern relationships What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet?... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 17.00
#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Shows that universities are subject to fundamental change, evolving from science-based, monodisciplinary institutions into transfunctional and 'international know-how hubs'. This book explores the combination of forces that propel this dramatic change, tracing the historic development of universities, and exploring technology-based enterprises. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 17.99
In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
This 1992 volume explores the the life and pivotal career of James Harrington. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 14.53
A warm, surprising, real and intelligent novel you will fall in love with. Frankie Parsons is twelve and has a rodent voice of worry nibbling in his head. His new friend - colourful, creative, talkative Sydney - has relentless, unavoidable questions of her own that force Frankie and his family to face up to things that have lain dormant for years. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 14.99
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication?and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world?makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. Westerners have recognized?and analyzed?the many unique aspects of Japanese... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.40
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is Alain de Botton's lucid exploration of a subject key to most of our lives Why do so many of us love or hate our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. Without it we are at a loss; in work we hope to have a measure of control over our lives. Yet for many... more...