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This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938. Volume two of Thompson's Frost biography receives a Pulitzer Prize despite the controversy raised by Thompson's less-than-sympathetic portrait of this American literary giant.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1971. Merwin has since won a National Book Award for his selected poems and the 2009 Pulitzer for the Shadow of Sirius.
These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day.
Explore how Gandhi succeeded in mobilizing the Indian people both spiritually and politically, as he became the revolutionary innovator of militant nonviolence and India the motherland of large-scale civil disobedience.
In these memoirs by the former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson sees himself as having been "present at the creation" of the American century. Acheson's policies were praised by many and damned by others, including Joseph McCarthy.
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds.
At least until cloning becomes the order of the day, René Dubos contends that each human being is unique, unprecedented, unrepeatable. However today each person faces the critical danger of losing this very humanness to his mechanized surroundings.
October 21, 1967. Washington DC. Protesters are marching to end the war in Vietnam, Mailer among them. From his perception of the day comes a work that shatters traditional reportage.
The Story of Civilization: Part X: Rousseau and Revolution: A History of Civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the Remainder of Europe from 1756 to 1789by Durant, Will and Durant, Ariel
The final volume of this ten volume series.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction, this magnificent novel is the story of an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder".
The Problem of Slavery in Western Cultureby Davis, David
A humorous and thorough investigation of one of America's most infamous personalities.
Katherine Anne Porter is best known for her superb short stories. This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower; as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.
Wandering Through Winterby Teale, Edwin Way
A novel that follows 7 generations of the Howland family and the community they build around themselves in rural Alabama.
Pulitzer Award winner. Describes the discovery, the invention, the definition, and the self-realization of America, and the elusive sense of the wonder and excitement of the unveiling of a new world.
A book which throws light on many features of the American character.
Mississipi 1905 - 3 oddly assorted accomplices steal an auto and start a trip that makes LSD seem tame.
In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.
A political reporter tells about the 1960 presidential campaign.