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A shocking crime eats away at the social fabric of a small town in Georgia in the 1950's, exposing the hypocrisies of its ways and shattering the lives of its citizens.
Outspoken, professional and fearless, Lt. Col. John Paul Vann went to Vietnam in 1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail...
Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated.
Reading like a character-driven suspense novel, the book introduces the players in this saga of physics, politics, and human psychology--from FDR and Einstein to the visionary scientists who pioneered quantum theory and the application of thermonuclear fission, including Planck, Szilard, Bohr, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, Meitner, von Neumann, and Lawrence.
The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s...
This National Book Award winner examines the Far North - its terrain, wildlife, and history of the natives and explorers who arrived on its icy shores
'An extraordinarily funny book on a serious subject, effortlessly combining social comedy, disaster, fiction and philosophy...
White Noise is the story of Jack and Babette and their children from their six or so various marriages.
Two working-class families and a middle-class family in Boston are portrayed, starting with Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.
Victory Over Japan: A Book of Storiesby Gilchrist, Ellen
The story of an American couple moving to Ibarra and re-opening the local mine. The Americans live among the people who respect them but also misunderstand them.
Volume III of Robert V. Remini's biography of Andrew Jackson.
This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty.
Celie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.
Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families.
In 1979 Fox Butterfield became the first New York Times correspondent in China in 30 years. He wrote this book about his experiences during the two years he was a correspondent there.
THIS BOOK is designed to give the general reader better ways of thinking about defense. In the first few years of the 1980s, the United States will have to make choices of enormous consequence about the size, purpose, and composition of its military force.
"Subtle is the Lord.": The Science and Life of Albert Einsteinby Pais, Abraham
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storytellerby Thurman, Judith
The study of two demagogues, whose vast popularity explains much about Depression-era America.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place.
Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright's first four books published between 1970 and 1977.
A rich selection of poems in a book that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The poems include two of Kinnell's most frequently reprinted poems, "Saint Francis and the Sow" and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps"
The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as the chief sales representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national self-confidence...
In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try.
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