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  • Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanackby Benjamin Franklin; Dave Barry

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Franklin?s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed ?deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact,... more...

  • The Poems of Edward Taylor: A Reference Guideby Rosemary Guruswamy

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 65.00

    Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. His widely anthologized work is taught in... more...

  • Death of a Nationby David W. Noble; George Lipsitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 70.50

    In Death of a Nation, David Noble presents the culmination of decades of thought in a sweeping treatise on the shaping of contemporary American studies and an eloquent summation of his distinguished career. more...

  • The Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sitesby LARRY G HINMAN

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 52.00

    An outstanding research guide for undergraduate students of American literature, this best-selling book is essential when it comes to researching American authors. Bracken and Hinman identify and describe the best and most current sources, both in print and online, for nearly 300 American writers whose works are included in the most frequently used... more...

  • A Miracle for Maggieby Stephen Eaton Hume

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 4.99

    In the 1920s, Maggie is diagnosed with diabetes. Meanwhile, in Toronto, Frederick Banting and others work to perfect insulin. Will they succeed in time to save Maggie? more...

  • Charlotte's Vowby Marion Woodson

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 7.99

    In 1912, 15-year-old Charlotte takes a job in a Vancouver Island dynamite factory, braving her mothers disapproval for the chance to bring in some extra cash. more...

  • Musingby Jonathan Locke Hart

    Athabasca University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Musing is a book of sonnets. Working within the framework of a classic poetic form, Jonathan Locke Hart embarks on an extended meditation on our rootedness in landscape and in the past. As sonnets, the poems are a mixture of tradition and innovation. Throughout, Hart deftly interweaves European culture with North American... more...