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  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature,... more...

  • Steel Drivin' Manby Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on the first rail route through the Appalachian Mountains. Using census data, penitentiary reports, and railroad company reports, Nelson reveals how John Henry was forced to labor on the mile-long Lewis Tunnel... more...

  • What Does It All Mean?by Thomas Nagel

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 18.99

    In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere brings the central problems of philosophical inquiry to life, demonstrating why they have continued to fascinate and baffle thinkers across the centuries. Leading students into the consideration of nine philosophical... more...

  • Crossroads of Freedomby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 10.99

    McPherson brilliantly weaves diplomatic, political, and military history into a compact, swift-moving narrative that shows why Antietam was a turning point in our history. The book vividly describes a day of savage fighting in locales that became forever famous--The Cornfield, the Dunkard Church, the West Woods, and Bloody Lane. Lee's battered army... more...

  • Writing With Powerby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    Elbow provides the writer with valuable advice for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and much more. Elbow urges writers to write first and edit later, to use free-writing and other techniques to generate a lot of material, and then edit it down to a finished piece. By... more...

  • The Making of the "Rape of Nanking"by Takashi Yoshida

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    This study examines how views of the so-called Rape of Nanking, or the Nanjing Massacre, have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States from 1937 to the present. more...

  • The Slumby Aluisio Azevedo; David H. Rosenthal; Richard Graham; Alfonso Romano de Sant'Anna

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 8.95

    First published in 1890, and undoubtedly Azevedo's masterpiece, The Slum is one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novels ever written about Brazil. Indeed, its great popularity, realistic descriptions, archetypal situations, detailed local coloring, and overall race-consciousness may well evoke Huckleberry Finn as the novel's North American... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the... more...

  • Death or Libertyby Douglas R. Egerton

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    This panoramic history of African Americans in colonial America ranges from the Seven Years' War to the election of Jefferson in 1800. Egerton pays special attention to what black Americans did for themselves in these decades, and his narrative brims with compelling portraits of forgotten African American activists and rebels, who battled huge odds... more...