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Sep.20.2012
Danger in the Congo! The unexplored Amazon! Long perceived as a place of mystery and danger, and more recently as a fragile system requiring our protection, the tropical forest captivated America for over a century. In The Maximum of Wilderness, Kelly Enright traces the representation of...
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Oct.04.2010
Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. Supporting myriad industries, these workers form an essential part of our economy — often by working the least...
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Sep.20.2010
"Wake up, Muffy. We're back." From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook—and designer Chip Kidd—comes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.True Prep is a contemporary look at how the...
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Sep.30.2009
"Questions are posed," writes Norman Mailer, "in the hope they will open into richer insights, which in turn will bring forth sharper questions." In this series of conversations, John Buffalo Mailer, 27, poses a series of questions to his father, challenging the reflections and...
maggie-sokolik's picture
Jul.13.2009
RETHINKING AMERICA is a three level reading series that gets students to work with thought provoking and illuminating issues drawn from authentic cultural readings and CNN Videos based on everyday American life.
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Mar.18.2008
A Taste of Taffy is a collection of nonfiction articles, essays, and photographs by the Triangle Area Freelancers (TAF). These eclectic North Carolina writers meet monthly to share ideas and provide mutual support. Their first collaborative effort is an engaging anthology which explores material as...
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Feb.07.2008
The Singing of Swans takes Italian American protagonist Madelene Ross on a multi-century journey back and forth through time to reclaim her soul and her very contemporary American life. Along the way she encounters a 16th Century northern Italian healer who flies through rooftops, an 18th Century...
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Dec.27.2007
Defining vulgarity as any action that is at once ignorant, popular and harmful, American Vulgar runs the gamut of American culture from Fast Foods to NPR, exploring the ways in which public taste is debased for profit.
robert-grudin's picture
Dec.27.2007
A blockbuster adventure tale in the tradition of Rabelais, Cervantes and Swift.