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Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (American Lives)
Ted Kooser

Bison Books, 2004

Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska—an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention. Memories of his grandmother’s cooking are juxtaposed with reflections about the old-fashioned outhouse on his property. When casting his eye on social progress, Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county ...


The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

Anchor, 2011

This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes plus sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind , and The Far Field . From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Robert A. Caro

Knopf, 1974

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century. Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man ...


A Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3)
Bruce Catton

Anchor, 1953

When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction.  This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War.


Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
Jim Sheeler

Penguin Books, 2009

They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. Since the start of the war in Iraq, Marines like Major Steve Beck found themselves charged with a mission they never asked for and one for which there can be no training: casualty notification. In Final Salute , Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen, the broken homes they have left ...


House of Light
Mary Oliver

Beacon Press, 1992

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.


Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine

Theatre Communications Group, 1993

"That joyous rarity, a work of sophisticated artistic ambition and deep political purpose that affords nonstop pleasure."--William A. Henry III, Time


No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

Simon & Schuster, 2015

Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation’s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America’s children” ( Booklist ). In an age when violence and crime by young people is again on the rise, No Matter How Loud I Shout offers a ...


The Ants
Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson

Belknap Press, 1990

View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities" This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Hölldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and ...


Different Hours: Poems
Stephen Dunn

W. W. Norton & Company, 2000

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A wise and graceful new collection by one of our "major, indispensable poets" (Sidney Lea). The mysteries of Eros and Thanatos, the stubborn endurance of mind and body in the face of diminishment--these are the undercurrents of Stephen Dunn's eleventh volume. "I am interested in exploring the 'different' hours," he says, "not only of one's life, but also of the larger historical and philosophical ...


Message Stick

Sun Dogs Creations, 2012

In this thriller, Gabriel Branch leaves his home on the Queensland coast to search the rugged outback for his best friend. Although Gabe is a biracial Aborigine, he lost all ties to his culture when the government forcibly removed him from his family when he was a child. Everything about the red desert seems alien including the artifact, a message stick, that is his only clue. While crisscrossing the unforgiving terrain he draws the attention ...


Lydia Bailey
Kenneth Roberts

Doubleday, 1947

From Library Journal: Kenneth Roberts wrote a number of these inflated historical romances, which were artful enough to snag him a special Pulitzer citation. This 1947 outing features Albion Hamlin, who comes to Boston in 1800 to defend a man accused of violating the Alien and Sedition Act. In a whirlwind of action, Hamlin is jailed, then escapes to Haiti in search of his client's daughter, Lydia Bailey, with whom he has fallen in love simply by ...


The Commanders

Simon & Schuster, 2007

It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists. The Commanders, an account of the use of the military in the first Bush administration, is in many respects their story -- the intimate account of the tensions, disagreements and debates on the road to war.


'Night Mother

L.A. Theatre Works, 2006

This play tells the powerful story of an epileptic woman in her early 40s systematically preparing her own death...and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her. This searing drama, which won the Pulitzer Prize on Broadway, is guaranteed to keep any listener on the edge of their seat. Starring (in alphabetical order): Sharon Gless as Jessie Cates Katherine Helmond as Thelma Cates


Benjamin Franklin (Pulitzer Prize Series)
Carl Van Doren

Franklin Library, 1983

Carl Van Doren received the 1938 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for this work. It contains the most extensive collection of Benjamin Franklin's autobiographical writings, much of which was long out-of-print. Also included are some fifty letters written by Franklin that was never published before.


Classic Dave Barry 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar: America's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Humorist
Dave Barry

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013

"Dave Barry remains one of the funniest writers alive." "Dave Barry knows his state capitals." With such high praise, it's no wonder that Dave's calendar has been chugging along for 23 years. Each page of the Classic Dave Barry 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar features classic material or new stuff, like his amusing observations of the 2012 London Olympics. Give the man a gold medal for hilarity. After all, according to a major newspaper, he ...


No Room for Vengeance: In Justice and Healing

No Vengeance Publishing, Inc., 2011

No Room for Vengeance in Justice and Healing is the true story of a teenage prank gone wrong, the woman whose life it nearly took, and what can happen when justice and forgiveness step ahead of the need for vengeance. Holiday season 2004. A snowy night. Two friends driving home from a family event. Teenagers on a joy ride, out for a night of mischief. And an incident that makes front page news in ...New York and beyond. The incident causes ...


Conversations with Nora: A Family's Journey with Alzheimer's

CreateSpace, 2012

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Conversations with Nora follows the journey of two sisters, Allison and Louisa, as they each struggle to understand the grip of Alzheimer's on their family. The novel, inspired by a true story, takes the reader from the sisters' first realization that something is wrong with Mother; through her agonizing denial and efforts to thwart the daughters' attempts to care for her; and then plunges the reader along with ...


Benjamin Franklin (The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics)
Carl Van Doren

The Franklin Library, 1983



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