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The young de Kooning overcame an unstable, impoverished, and often violent early family life to enter the Academic in Rotterdam, where he learned both classic art and guild techniques.
Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; "Delights & Shadows is a book with a deep stillness at its center, perfectly self-contained, yet echoing like a country well." The L.A. Times Book Review
Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, runs his affairs with unusual discipline. But when death takes him unexpectedly, his widow can't uphold the estate's order.
The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism.
A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migrationby Hahn, Steven
This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades after their release from slavery, transformed themselves into a political people- an embryonic black nation.
In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal.
Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides' witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a
Pulitzer Prize winner. Why do American leaders who vow "never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide? Author tells the stories of the courageous Americans who risked their careers and lives in an effort to get the United States to act.
Drawing on meticulous research and writing with a fine smooth style, Caro covers events and activities between 1949 and 1960, the 12 years Johnson was a Senator.
In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2003. Paul Muldoon's ninth collection of poems, his first since 1998, finds him working a rich vein that extends from the rivery, apple-heavy County Armagh of the 1950s, in which he was brought up, to suburban New Jersey, on the banks of a canal dug by Irish navvies, where he now lives.
Richard Russo--from his first novel, Mohawk, to his most recent, Straight Man--has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country.
This book discusses the national turning point known in history as the Year of Birmingham, 1963, when two things happened there, in the country's most segregated city, that brought about the end of apartheid in America.
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History, a riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas.
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Practical Gods is the eighth collection by Carl Dennis, a critically acclaimed poet and recent winner of one of the most prestigious poetry awards, the Ruth Lilly Prize.
Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay, two eccentric young men, join together and start developing comic heroes and a comic world from their dreams and imagination. 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world.
"A wise and graceful new collection by one of our 'major, indispensable poets'" (Sidney Lea).
Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.
Following his National Book Critics Award winning "War Without Mercy on the Pacific theater," Dower (History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) examines the immediate aftermath of World War II in Japan.
Vera brings to life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov--the author of Lolita; Pale Fire; and Speak, Memory--wrote his books first for himself, second for his wife, Vera, and third for no one at all.
Repair is body work in C. K. Williams's sensual poems, but it is also an imaginative treatment of the consternations that interrupt life's easy narrative.