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  • Essays & Anthologies books
  • When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters
    Views : 169
    Pages : 272

    by: Giles Milton

    Publisher: pPicador

    Book Description

    The British journalist continues to collect little-known events and factoids from history.

    Readers seeking something along the lines of 1066 and All That or The Book of Heroic Failures should look elsewhere, as Mil ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 125007875X

    ISBN-13: 9781250078759

    Language: English

  • The Needle's Eye: Passing through Youth
    Views : 65
    Pages : 160

    by: Fanny Howe

    Publisher: pGraywolf Press

    Book Description

    An allusive and elusive collection of meditations on being and becoming, rites of passage, boys and the men they become.

    In her acknowledgements, Howe (Second Childhood, 2014, etc.), best known for her poetry, writes that these pr ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 1555977561

    ISBN-13: 9781555977566

    Language: English

  • Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live
    Views : 290
    Pages : 276

    by: Peter Orner

    Publisher: pCatapult

    Book Description

    A collection of literary tapas.

    Novelist and short story writer Orner (Creative Writing/San Francisco State Univ.; Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, 2013, etc.) combines short, reflective essays about literature with personal mem ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 1936787253

    ISBN-13: 9781936787258

    Language: English

  • Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums
    Views : 3
    Pages : 240

    by: Maggie Fergusson

    Publisher: pThe Economist

    Book Description

    What makes a museum special?

    This lively collection brings together 23 short essays that were commissioned by the editors of Intelligent Life for their “Authors on Museums” series. As Nicholas Serota, the director of the Tate, ... more

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    2016-11-08

    ISBN-10: 1610396804

    ISBN-13: 9781610396806

    Language: English

  • Landscapes: John Berger on Art
    Views : 382
    Pages : 272

    by: John Berger Tom Overton

    Publisher: pVerso

    Book Description

    Landscapes in the loosest, most metaphorical sense of the term, this illuminating compilation of essays by Berger (Portraits, 2015, etc.) aims to situate a range of art criticism into an accessible realm.

    “People, many people, ha ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 1784785849

    ISBN-13: 9781784785840

    Language: English

  • Why Write?: A Master Class on the Art of Writing and Why it Matters
    Views : 171
    Pages : 288

    by: Mark Edmundson

    Publisher: pBloomsbury USA

    Book Description

    Do we really need another book on writing? Maybe.

    Edmundson (English/Univ. of Virginia; Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals, 2015, etc.) previously published Why Teach? and Why Read? His l ... more

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    2016-08-30

    ISBN-10: 1632863057

    ISBN-13: 9781632863058

    Language: English

  • Black Power 50
    Views : 73
    Pages : 160

    by: Sylviane A. Diouf Komozi Woodard

    Publisher: pThe New Press

    Book Description

    An illuminating text accompanies visuals from an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement.

    The very phrase “black power” continues to polarize, making some fearful and others proud, often along racial li ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1620971488

    ISBN-13: 9781620971482

    Language: English