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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.
A political reporter tells about the 1960 presidential campaign.
To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.
In a period when senators exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict.
The United States Senate reacts to the nomination of Robert Leffingwell, a former Communist Party member, as United States Secrety of State. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Enjoyed by millions since its first publication in 1959, The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters is the lively story of a 13-year-old boy's adventures on a journey across America in 1849.
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is about Jay Follett, a loving husband and father, and his wife, whose hopes are dashed in a tragic accident.
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