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Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure

Grosset & Dunlap, 1927

Join Frank and Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice!


At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Anchor, 2010

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”   Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. ...


A Short History of Nearly Everything

Books on Tape, 2003

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant. Even the most pointy-headed, obscure ...


One Summer: America, 1927

Anchor, 2013

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget ...


Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
Jonathan Eig

Simon & Schuster, 2005

The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. But as this definitive new biography makes clear, Gehrig’s life was more complicated—and, perhaps, even more heroic—than anyone really knew. ...


Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

HarperCollins e-books, 2010

“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [ Seeing Further ] it is a worthy tribute.” — The Economist In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the UK, Seeing ...


Being and Time
Martin Heidegger

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008

"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought— Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book ...


Desert Solitaire
Edward Abbey

Touchstone, 1990

Hailed by The New York Times as “a passionately felt, deeply poetic book,” the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, and his passion for the southwestern wilderness. Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the ...


Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Donn Fendler

HarperCollins, 2013

Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible ...


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America
John M. Barry

Simon & Schuster, 1998

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American ...


E.M. Forster

Mariner Books, 1956

A highly original and intelligent investigation of the novel from celebrated writer and “gentle genius” E. M. Forster   E. M. Forster’s renowned guide to writing sparkles with wit and insight for contemporary writers and readers. With lively language and excerpts from well-known classics, Forster takes on the seven elements vital to a novel: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm. He not only defines and explains ...


Hardy Boys 02: The House on the Cliff

Grosset & Dunlap, 1927

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Shadow Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith)

HarperCollins, 2009

“M ore than inspirational reading: it belongs to the very heartbeat of evangelic witness.” — Christianity Today   Shadow of the Almighty is one of the great missionary stories of modern times. It is the life and testament of Jim Elliot, as told by Elliot’s widow, author and evangelist Elisabeth Elliot Gren.  Shadow of the Almighty is the ...


Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie (Perennial Classics)
Ole Edvart Rolvaag

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999

The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.


The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company
Michael S. Malone

HarperBusiness, 2014

Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove. Often hailed the “most important company in the world,” Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of ...


The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld (Vintage)
Herbert Asbury

Vintage, 2008

First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low-life of nineteenth-century New York has become an indispensible classic of urban history. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alleys of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs of New York dramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill ...


Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

Little, Brown and Company, 2002

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only ...


What Works on Wall Street, Fourth Edition: The Classic Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of ...
James O'Shaughnessy

McGraw-Hill, 2011

Historically tested long-term strategies that always outperform the market “O’Shaughnessy’s conclusion that some strategies do produce consistently strong results while others underperform could shake up the investment business.” — Barron’s “ What Works on Wall Street is indisputably a major contribution to empirical research on the behavior of common stocks in the United States. . . . Conceivably, the influence of What ...


Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games
László Polgár

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013

The most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5,334 instructional situations, presented by the world's leading chess teacher Chess analyzes more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations. Chapters are ...


The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
Will Durant

Pocket Books, 1991

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey— The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit ...



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