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  • Mistakes that Workedby Charlotte Jones; John Obrien

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and... more...

  • The Love Objectby Edna O'Brien; John Banville

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master." (Harold Bloom) As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply, one of the finest writers of our time." The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative... more...

  • Eat Your Wordsby Charlotte Jones; John O'Brien

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones... more...

  • The Best British Short Stories of 1922by Various; Edward J. O'Brien; John Cournos

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99

    The early twentieth century was a period of sweeping change in Western literature, culture, and art. As the conventions of the Victorian and Edwardian periods gave way to daring modernist experiments, the entire conception of what fiction was and could be shifted. The diverse pieces collected in The Best British Short Stories of 1922 function as a... more...

  • Conflict of Lawsby John O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 89.00

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Rabelaisby John O'Brien

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    An accessible, readable account of Rabelais, his work, his thought and his world. more...

  • Betterby John O'Brien

    Akashic Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    A riveting and sexually charged posthumous novel from the author of Leaving Las Vegas. more...

  • Opportunities Beyond Carbonby John O'Brien

    Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 33.32

    Ever since a former Astronomer Royal announced that 'space travel is impossible' we have found ways to postpone the future. But there are much better things to do with carbon than setting it alight. This terrific book explores some of the most exciting alternatives-for a future replete with energy, sustainability and choice. Robyn Williams, host... more...

  • Adult Emergency Medicineby John F. O'Brien

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 41.95

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  • George G. Higgins and the Quest for Worker Justiceby John J. O'Brien

    Sheed & Ward 2004; US$ 38.99

    George G. Higgins and the Quest for Worker Justice: The Evolution of Catholic Social Thought in America is a comprehensive and fascinating examination of the Catholic Church's involvement in social issues from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century through the lens of the life, career, writings, and ministry of the legendary Monsignor Higgins.... more...