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1983

Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

by Sheehan, Susan

Sylvia Frumkin a highly intelligent young girl became a schizophrenic in her late teens and spent most of the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. Susan Sheehan followed Sylvia for almost a year, talking with and observing her.

Growing Up

by Baker, Russell

Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times. This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia.

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790

by Isaac, Rhys

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Rhys Isaac describes and analyzes the dramatic confrontations--primarily religious and political--that transformed Virginia in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Selected Poems

by Kinnell, Galway

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"

1982

Rabbit Is Rich

by Updike, John

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...

The Soul of a New Machine

by Kidder, Tracy

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.

Grant

by Mcfeely, William S.

The seminal biography of one of America's towering, enigmatic figures.

1981

A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

About a lazy mommas boy, Ignatius J. Reilly. Comedy masterpiece set in New Orleans with real New Orleans characters and ambience.

Peter the Great: His Life and World

by Massie, Robert K.

Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great.

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

by Schorske, Carl E.

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born.

1980

The Executioner's Song

by Mailer, Norman and Eggers, Dave

Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous.

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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.

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

by Morris, Edmund

This is Morris's highly acclaimed account of Theodore Roosevelt's life, encompassing the years from Roosevelt's birth to his service in the White House. He was one of our most vibrant presidents; his image still haunts our past and our present.

Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

by Litwack, Leon F.

Provides a study of the transition from slavery to freedom that was experienced by four million Black men and women.

New and Selected Poems

by Justice, Donald

"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice.

1979

The Stories of John Cheever

by Cheever, John

When 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. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Buried Child

by Shepard, Sam

A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize--winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.

On Human Nature: With a New Preface

by Wilson, Edward O.

In his new Preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how "The Insect Societies" led him to write "Sociobiology," and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior.

1978

Elbow Room

by Mcpherson, James Alan

A collection of twelve stories that explore the "borderline of black and white America."

Samuel Johnson

by Bate, Walter Jackson

The first great modern biography of Johnson, it confirms that his statements and judgments on literature, politics, religion, behavior - on all human experience - are as relevant in our age as when they were first uttered.

The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business

by Chandler, Alfred D.

The role of large-scale business enterpriseâe"big business and its managersâe"during the formative years of modern capitalism (from the 1850s until the 1920s) is delineated in this pathmarking book.

The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

by Nemerov, Howard

The former Poet Laureate of the United States, Nemerov gives us a lucid and precise twist on the commonplaces of everyday life. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1978.

1977

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

by Warner, William W.

William Warner exhibits his skill as a naturalist and as a writer in this Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the pugnacious Atlantic blue crab and of its Chesapeake Bay territory.

A Prince of Our Disorder

by Mack, John E.

When this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography first appeared in 1976, it rescued T. E. Lawrence from the mythologizing that had seemed to be his fate.

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