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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.
This is the one-volume edition of a famous biography of Henry James. Born in America, Henry James was educated both there and in Europe before settling in London, where he was to spend most of his life, in 1876. His novels represent the culmination of the 19th-century realist tradition of Austen, George Eliot, Flauberty and Balzac, and a decisive step towards the experimental modernism of Woolf and T.S. Eliot.
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.
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.
Examples of political courage on the part of eight Senators and some others who did what they thought was right despite opposition, approbation, and loss of political futures.
"The greatest of our Civil War novels. "-The New York Times. The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the Andersonville Fortress and its use as a concentration camp-like prison by the South during the Civil War.
From the inside flap An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment.
With the skill of a novelist, and the love of a long-time resident, Paul Horgan describes the Rio Grande, its role in human history, and the overlapping cultures that have grown up alongside it or entered into conflict over the land it traverses.
Thorough overview of the Civil War and related matters.
An old fisherman goes to sea one last time to catch the greatest fish of his life.
The story is told through the eyes of Willie Keith and has two plots. The central plot is Willie's life in the Navy. The story shows Willie's transformation from a lazy officer to the efficient and competent, last captain of the Caine.
"The Uprooted" is a rare book, combining powerful feeling and long-time study to give us the shape and the feel of the immigrant experience rather than just the facts. Pulitzer Prize winner for History.
Pulitzer Prize winning biography of the prominent politician during the early 1800s.