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  • Bernard Malamudby Philip Davis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99

    Philip Davis presents the first full-scale biography of Bernard Malamud (1914-1986), the self-made son of poor Jewish immigrants who went on to become one of the foremost novelists and short-story writers of the post-war period. The time is ripe for a revival of interest in a man who at the peak of his success stood alongside Saul Bellow and Philip... more...

  • Experience Of Readingby Philip Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Reading and the Readerby Philip Davis

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised... more...

  • Why Victorian Literature Still Mattersby Philip Davis

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.95

    Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking. Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author’s unique insight... more...

  • Mathematics, Substance and Surmiseby Ernest Davis; Philip J. Davis

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    The seventeen thought-provoking and engaging essays in this collection present readers with a wide range of diverse perspectives on the ontology of mathematics. The essays address such questions as: What kind of things are mathematical objects? What kinds of assertions do mathematical statements make? How do people think and speak about mathematics?... more...

  • Alternative Linguisticsby Philip W. Davis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume were presented at the Fifth Biennial Symposium of the Department of Linguistics, Rice University, March 1993. The participants were asked to concentrate in depth and in a self-reflective way upon some range of data. The intent was multifold. The first purpose was descriptive. It was expected that the participants would carry... more...

  • Ancient Loonsby Philip J Davis

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    "Ah, I?m Pingree. We meet again. Splendid. Won?t you sit down?" I looked around David?s room. Short of the library stacks, I had never seen so many books piled into a single room. Where could I sit down? Every square inch of horizontal surface was covered. Books, papers, notes, manuscripts?all congregated in random and chaotic disorder. This... more...

  • Mathematics & Common Senseby Philip J. Davis

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 47.95

    From the Preface: "This book is addressed to all who are curious about the nature of mathematics and its role in society. It is neither a text book nor a specialists' book. It consists of a number of loosely linked essays that may be read independently and for which I have tried to provide a leitmotif by throwing light on the relationship between mathematics... more...

  • The Scalping of the Great Sioux Nationby Philip E. Davis

    Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    This book recalls the author's early upbringing and education on two Indian reservations. Davis assesses the policies of the United States government regarding the status of Indians in society, and relates the Indian struggle for survival, self-governance, and sovereignty. more...

  • Bloody Autumnby Daniel Davis; Philip Greenwalt

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 7.99

    Sweep the Shenandoah Valley "clean and clear," Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant ordered in the late summer of 1864.His man for the job: Maj. Gen. "Little Phil" Sheridan, the bandy-legged Irishman who’d proven himself just the kind of scrapper Grant loved. Grant turned Sheridan loose across Virginia’s most vital... more...