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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.
A compilation of powerful and moving poems from early in the poet's career.
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"
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award 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
This is a novel about a painful childhood, divorced parents and separation from a friend. The author's descriptions help us to understand pain, anxiety and many other emotions of human life.
An investigation into the tactics of the House committee on Un-american Activities, specifically focusing on the selection of Hollywood radicals who were encouraged to submit names.
Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.
Plains Song is a novel which brilliantly describes the Nebraska plains and portrays three generations of women.
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic.
The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.
Portrays the life of a man who strives to be "a proper cowboy" despite radical changes which have propelled the Old West into a New Southwest characterized by industrialized agribusiness. --amazon.com
Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 1981.
The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space
pilgrimage to Nepal to study Himalayan blue sheep, and find the Lama of Shey at ancient Buddhist shrine on Crystal Mountain.
"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam.
The story tells the political, social, psychological and anthropological aspects of American and European expatriates who took refugee in an ancient Turkish city. Winner of the 1978 National Book Award.
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent. His parents and only son are dead. He passes through his life passively, feeling like a spectator. Upon reviewing old journals of a trip he took to his mother's birthplace, his outlook on life changes.
Gaddis criticizes capitalism through the tale of an eleven-year-old boy who creates a market bubble by ordering some Army surplus materials.
In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him.