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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 27.99
An entirely new kind of biography, Built of Books explores the mind and personality of Oscar Wilde through his taste in books This intimate account of Oscar Wilde's life and writings is richer, livelier, and more personal than any book available about the brilliant writer, revealing a man who built himself out of books. His library was his reality,... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.98
?What I am really anxious to hear is the final cause of your monstrous fiction. For your false invention seems to have no purpose . What reason can you give me for the circulation of the blood?? William Harvey?s theory of circulation was as controversial in its day as Copernicus? idea that the earth revolved around the sun. Unleashing intellectual... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 29.95
In 1628, the English physician William Harvey published his revolutionary theory of blood circulation. Offering a radical conception of the workings of the human body and the function of the heart, Harvey's theory overthrew centuries of anatomical and physiological orthodoxy and had profound consequences for the history of science. It also had... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.38
For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an experience as falling in love. He devoured books, talked books, luxuriated in books and lavished books on his friends- they played, too, a vital part in his seductions of young men. Oscar's Books tells the story of Wilde's life through his reading, from his childhood... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
This cogent book examines the tragic development and ultimate resolution of Latin America's human rights crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Thomas Wright focuses especially on state terrorism in Chile under General Augusto Pinochet (1973?1990) and in Argentina during the Dirty War (1976?1983). He offers a nuanced exploration of the reciprocal relationship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of their authors' broader work, and considers whether... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.99
The second volume in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY series addresses the issue of believer’s baptism, it’s Scriptural basis, historical and theological challenges to the practice, and how it applies to faith today. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00
President Obama has just three years left in office to define his legacy in world affairs. He's facing a number of critical challenges?the ongoing war in Syria, the Iran nuclear negotiations, an enigmatic North Korea and other significant crises in world affairs. The president's advisors are busy devising policy recommendations aimed at grappling... more...