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  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshopby Lewis Buzbee

    Graywolf Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    "I cannot remember when I read a book with such delight. " --Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore November, a dark, rainy Tuesday, late afternoon. This is my ideal time to be in a bookstore. The shortened light of the afternoon and the idleness and hush of the hour gather everything close, the shelves and the books and the few other customers... more...

  • Arguablyby Christopher Hitchens

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } "All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of... more...

  • Part of Our Timeby Murray Kempton; David Remnick

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with, and in many cases were... more...

  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    ?Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.? And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle. Doomed to Repeat is a collection of essays, edited by Bill Fawcett, that illuminates some of the problems we've faced repeatedly throughout history,... more...

  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    ?Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.? And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle. Doomed to Repeat is a collection of essays, edited by Bill Fawcett, that illuminates some of the problems we've faced repeatedly throughout history,... more...

  • Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiographyby Arnaldo Momigliano; Anthony Grafton

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Arnaldo Momigliano was one of the foremost classical historiographers of the twentieth century. This collection of twenty-one carefully selected essays is remarkable both in the depth of its scholarship and the breadth of its subjects. Moving with ease across the centuries, Momigliano supplements powerful readings of writers in the Greek, Jewish,... more...

  • George Cross Heroesby Michael Ashcroft

    Headline 2012; US$ 21.46

    The latest in Lord Ashcroft's bestselling 'heroes' series tells the stories of all 159 recipients of the George Cross since 1940. more...

  • George Cross Heroesby Michael Ashcroft

    Headline 2012; Not Available

    The latest in Lord Ashcroft's bestselling 'heroes' series tells the stories of all 159 recipients of the George Cross since 1940. more...

  • The Story of Americaby Jill Lepore

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    In The Story of America , Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories--from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address--to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written... more...

  • The Moral Imaginationby Gertrude Himmelfarb

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 29.99

    The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral passion that permeated their work. The second edition includes a revised introduction and three new essays on Adam Smith, Lord Acton, and... more...