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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history,... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95
An NYRB Classics Original Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew?a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 52.95
A re-issue in paperback of Nicholson's classic survey of the field of Islamic mysticism. Intended as reading for students of sufism, philosophy and literature, it also provides an introduction to the translations of both R.A. Nicholson and A.J. Arberry. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95
Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks. What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel, which covers vast distances while moving no further than... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00
The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country?s libraries?including the Library of Congress?have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22
In an age when exploration was at its peak, Francis Cadell?s career reads like the quintessential boy?s own adventure. Born and raised on the Leith waterfront into a large family of ambitious achievers, he was lured early to a life on the high seas. In 1836 at the age of fourteen, he sailed to China where he ran supplies and ammunition to the besieged... more...