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- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Published in 1855, My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography by Frederick Douglass. Douglass reflects on the various aspects of his life, first as a slave and than as a freeman. He depicts the path his early life took, his memories of being owned, and how he managed to achieve his freedom. This is an inspirational account of a man who struggled... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
This biography amazingly captures the details of Balzacs life. Almost a complete sketch of his life, the work also sheds light on his brilliancy as a writer. His far reaching influence, nationally and internationally has also been discussed. A profound insight into the writers personality. more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.39
? Mornings with Mailer is a tender and affectionate view of the protean author at the end of the Big Novel that was his life. Dwayne Raymond?s book offers a uniquely intimate perspective on one of our literary giants. Applause.? ? Tom Piazza, author of City of Refuge ?In this moving memoir, Dwayne Raymond provides an intimate look at the daily... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
From the bestselling and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of Netherland, a fascinating, personal, and beautifully crafted family history. Joseph O'Neill's grandfathers--one Turkish, one Irish--were both imprisoned for suspected subversion during the Second World War. The Irish grandfather, a handsome rogue from a family of small farmers, was an active... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 18.00
Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of ?knowing your audience?... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.46
From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory. Building on personal vignettes from Robert Stone's travels across America, the legendary novelist offers not only a riveting... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
"I did have my own friends, my own salary, my health, and TiVo: all the important things we're likely to take for granted. Still, when it hit that I'd now have to date again, I panicked. Dating meant nightclubs, heels, and black. It meant, 'No, thank you. Really, I'm full.' It meant matching bras and underwear. Clothes with the micro used to describe... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 25.00
One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
The figure of William Wordsworth looms over the nineteenth century like a presiding genius. Sage, seer, and Poet Laureate, Wordsworth was revered by his Victorian contemporaries as a writer of tender, lyrical poetry, a controversial challenger of social and artistic convention, a devoted champion of country life, and the spiritual founder of the conservation... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99
?A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling.? ?Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient In the tradition of Simon Winchester?s The Professor and the Madman comes Proust?s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini?the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector?s obsessive... more...