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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.
The dramatic discovery of our oldest human ancestor and the controversial change it makes in our view of human origins
The National Book Award-winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master
Considered by many to be the definitive account of the Army-McCarthy hearings, Victor S. Navasky's Naming Names rivetingly documents one of the most shameful eras in American history
A boy fleeing from criminal charges falls in with a charlatan, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and ultimately arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter.
Life Supportsby Bronk, William
Plains Song is a novel which brilliantly describes the Nebraska plains and portrays three generations of women.
Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."
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.
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Centuryby Boswell, John
A groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members--among them priests, bishops, and even saints--when it was first published twenty-five years ago.
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.
The wonders and mysteries of evolutionary biology are elegantly explored in these essays by the celebrated natural history writer
Whitman's genius, passions, poetry, and androgynous sensibility entwined to create an exuberant life amid the turbulent American mid-nineteenth century.
Retta, Johnny, and Roy have no parental rules to follow, so they've made up their ownAfter their mother passes away, Retta, Johnny, and Roy don't have much parenting in their lives.
Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 1981.
Combination of flash-back and narrative about a boy and his love for birds.
A classic novel of love, survival, and regret set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War centering on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan's lover.
Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush...
20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION with a new Afterword from the The New York Times bestselling author. This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times.
The Right Stuff is Tom Wolfe's deft account of a cast of heroes, introduced to America with the explosion of space exploration in the romantic heyday of the 20th century and encapsulated in Neal Armstrong's "one giant step for mankind."
This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning book sets the standard for interdisciplinary writing, exploring the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Gödel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Julia Child and More Companyby Child, Julia
Julia Child and More Companyby Child, Julia
Lauren Bacall by Myselfby Bacall, Lauren
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