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- Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99
Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon and the more glamorous... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
As a writer who, beginning in the 1930s, gave voice to the ordinary man and woman, Steinbeck came to be the conscience of America. He witnessed and recorded with clarity much of the political and social upheaval of the 20th century: the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam. Yet his place in the literary canon of American literature... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Gott examines Eliot?s The Waste Land (1922) in conjunction with Gustave Flaubert?s La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874). He provides a highly original reading of both texts and argues that a stylistic affinity exists between the two works. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Operation Blunderhead was a unique SOE project to parachute an agent into occupied Estonia in 1942. The central character was an unlikely hero, and his survival owed more to his ability to spin a tale than to any daring qualities. Blunderhead was the only SOE operation in a country that had been incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940 but it involved... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95
The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century?the cultures that shaped Willa Cather?s childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held... more...
- Boone and Crockett Club 2015; US$ 9.99
Rough country, fine horses and good friends. Wilderness Journals is adventure in the saddle as author Jack Ward Thomas explores some of the West's legendary skylines. Up the trail, deep in his beloved "high lonesome," Thomas finds bold bears, reclusive war veterans, and a treasure of wild places untrammeled by man. These are the pack trips that fueled... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50
Written from the unique perspective of a fast jet cockpit, Tornado Over the Tigris captures the essence of what it was really like to fly a Tornado at the front-line of the Cold War in Germany and on operations over Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War. After achieving a boyhood ambition to qualify as an RAF pilot, Michael Napier was posted to RAF... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and ?60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts,... more...