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  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide. It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the... more...

  • The Thom Hartmann Readerby Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    Compiled from more than a decade of incisive writing about the deep change needed at the individual and political level, this anthology reveals bestselling author Thom Hartmann at his very best. more...

  • The Indispensable Zinnby Timothy Patrick McCarthy; Noam Chomsky; Alice Walker

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    When the historian Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions mourned the loss of one of our foremost intellectual and political guides: a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times ?s Bob Herbert, peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history.? Designed to highlight Zinn?s most important writings, The... more...

  • Cloudsby Aristophanes; Peter Meineck; Ian C. Storey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 8.50

    This line-for-line translation of Aristophanes' best-known comedy features an Introduction on Old Comedy, and the place of Clouds and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of Socrates and of the "new learning." more...

  • Plautus and Terence: Five Comediesby Deena Berg; Douglass Parker

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 11.95

    This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one?s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering... more...

  • On the Significance of Science and Artby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Leo Tolstoy's On the Significance of Science and Art is a compelling work by one of the world's most influential moral philosophers. Tolstoy critiques the art and science of the nineteenth century and asserts that they are based on coercion and violence. He preaches that Christianity and faith should instead form the fabric of society and intellectual... more...

  • The Humour of Homer and Other Essaysby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler's The Humour of Homer and Other Essays (1904) is a biographical sketch that provides an insight into his study of Odyssey and Iliad and his attitude towards the Homeric poems. The other essays throw light on a variety of topics, ranging from his theories on biological evolution to topics as how to live a good life, with essays like,... more...

  • The Note-Books of Samuel Butlerby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    In order to contain his diversified thoughts, he took notes that were published in 1912, in the form of a book ultimately titled The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Chronologically arranged, the notes are a reflection of the thought processes of one the greatest writers of English Literature. more...

  • Hostage Terrorby Werner Wallert

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.20

    Easter Sunday, 23 April 2000. Time: 19.50. A diver s paradise in Malaysia turns in seconds into a tropical hell for the Wallert family. An extremist Islamic rebel group takes them hostage and they are transferred to the Philippine island of Jolo. The days, and then months, become a torture for the hostages as the carefully planned commando operation... more...

  • Lies that Tell the Truthby Anne C. Hegerfeldt

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 109.20

    Magic realism has long been treated as a phenomenon restricted to postcolonial literature. Drawing on works from Britain, Lies that Tell the Truth compellingly shows how magic realist fiction can be produced also at what is usually considered to be the cultural centre without forfeiting the mode’s postcolonial attitude and aims. A close analysis... more...