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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
Featuring the first-ever English translation of the “Splendid Vision Sutra,? a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the text?s cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. The ancient author... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The vast majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha using the word enlightened, rather than awakened. This bias has resulted in Buddhism becoming generally perceived as the eponymous religion of enlightenment. Beyond Enlightenment is a sophisticated study of some of the underlying assumptions involved in the study of Buddhism (especially,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ?s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed author Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. Drawing on more than seven years of research, he reports from locations in eighteen different countries. As he soon discovers, the Sun is present everywhere?in mythology, language,... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 16.00
The art and science of sword fighting goes back almost to the dawn of civilization and has been an obsession for much of mankind throughout recorded history. From the Roman arena to feudal Japan and from the duellists of Europe to the development of modern-day Olympic fencing, Richard Cohen traces the course of swordsmanship with wit and erudition... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.00
The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life. Richard Cohen, applying the same mix of wide-ranging reference and intimate... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 11.99
Award-winning writer Rich Cohen excavates the real stories behind the legend of infamous criminal enforcers Murder, Inc. and contemplates the question: Where did the tough Jews go? In 1930s Brooklyn, there lived a breed of men who now exist only in legend and in the memories of a few old-timers: Jewish gangsters, fearless thugs with nicknames like... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.32
For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story?s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world?s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King. ?I have tried, as far as possible using the words... more...