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  • Your Friend Forever, A. Lincolnby Charles B. Strozier

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the spring of 1837, a long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man? walked into Joshua Speed?s dry-goods store and asked for supplies for a bed. He couldn?t afford the price, but Speed was taken with the visitor, who threw such charm around him? and betrayed a perfect naturalness.? He could act no part but his own,? Speed later wrote. He copied no one either... more...

  • The Times of My Life and My Life with The Timesby Max Frankel

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable memoir, Frankel chronicles the times of his extraordinary life as he experienced them...within... more...

  • The Great Impostorby Robert Crichton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 6.79

    The fantastic lives and careers of Ferdinand Waldo Demara make a fantastic irony of the platitude that truth is stranger than fiction. For with Ferdinand Demara, truth is fiction. Demara wanted to be a hero, to lead an epic life dedicated to the benefit of others, and to gain adulation for himself, and he did all those things by lying to others... more...

  • Stories from Suburban Roadby Thomas Hungerford

    Fremantle Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    T.A.G. Hungerford?s highly acclaimed, bestselling autobiographical short stories recount his childhood in semi-rural suburbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bird-nesting and school days, crabbing and swimming in the Swan River, Chinese market gardens and the old corner store are all brought to life through the eyes of an inquisitive, adventurous boy.ABOUT... more...

  • Karl Polanyiby Gareth Dale

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    Karl Polanyi (18861964) was one of the twentieth century?s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization?s disruptions and the Great Depression?s underlying causes still serves as an effective counterargument to free market fundamentalism. In this first full biography of the intellectual?s life and work,... more...

  • A. E. Housmanby Martin Blocksidge

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    A.E. Housman's poetry (especially A Shropshire Lad) remains well-known, widely read and often quoted. However, Housman did not view himself as a professional poet, always making quite clear that his 'proper job' was as a Professor of Latin. Housman's fame as a poet has often obscured the fact that he was the leading British classical scholar of his... more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Ohio Historyby Susan Sawyer

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Each volume in this series features fifteen to twenty short biographies of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of a given city, state, or region of the U.S. The villainous, the misguided, and the misunderstood all get their due in these entertaining yet... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Clydesdale Press 2016; US$ 0.99

    Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Clydesdale Press 2016; US$ 0.99

    Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking... more...

  • Stoker Munro: Survivorby David Spiteri

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 14.99

    A simple, moving, vivid and heartbreaking account of one young sailor's eventful war. I heard the cries of scared men yelling they couldn't swim, but they jumped in regardless. I pulled off my new boots, dropped them on the deck and, clutching my tobacco tin, jumped overboard, feet first ... We were a good distance away from the sinking Perth when... more...