100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

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ISBN: 1591584876
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 438
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.


100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Filename: 100-most-popular-nonfiction-authors.pdf
ISBN: 1591584876
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 438
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.


100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

Filename: 100-most-popular-science-fiction-authors.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000067848362
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 565
Author: Maura Heaphy
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors in PDF and EPUB This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.


100 Most Popular African American Authors

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ISBN: 1591583225
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 361
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular African American Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides information about the lives and literary careers of one hundred popular African American authors, including Maya Angelou, Edwidge Danticat, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers.


100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Filename: 100-most-popular-genre-fiction-authors.pdf
ISBN: 1591581265
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 593
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.


100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors

Filename: 100-most-popular-thriller-and-suspense-authors.pdf
ISBN: 1591586992
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 468
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors in PDF and EPUB Presents a reference guide to the top one hundred American authors writing in the thriller and suspense genre, providing biographical information, writing histories, and a list of their works.


100 Most Popular Children s Authors

Filename: 100-most-popular-children-s-authors.pdf
ISBN: 1563086468
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 495
Author: Sharron L. McElmeel
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Children s Authors in PDF and EPUB A guide based on a 1997 survey of popular children's book authors provides biographical sketches and selected bibliographies for such writers as Beverly Cleary, Lois Lawry, Lewis Carroll, Mary Downing Hahn, and C.S. Lewis.


Ten Days that Shook the World

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ISBN: 9780486149769
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Number of pages: 400
Author: John Reed
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Ten Days that Shook the World in PDF and EPUB DIVReed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events. /div


The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas

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ISBN: 9780141912387
Release Date: 2001-04-26
Number of pages: 272
Author: Gertrude Stein
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas in PDF and EPUB For Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ‘it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning’. Picasso was there with ‘his high whinnying spanish giggle’, as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it – ‘The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me’. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein’s own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this is a definitive account by the American in Paris.


Public Library Core Collection

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ISBN: 0824210948
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 1856
Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

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The Year of Magical Thinking

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ISBN: 0307279723
Release Date: 2007-02-13
Number of pages: 240
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Year of Magical Thinking in PDF and EPUB From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later–the night before New Year’s Eve–the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.”


Better Answers

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ISBN: 1571103414
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 121
Author: Ardith Davis Cole
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

Download and read online Better Answers in PDF and EPUB Fairy tales and fables, environmental articles, samples of students' responses, and lesson plans included.


The Emperor of All Maladies

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ISBN: 9781439170915
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Number of pages: 573
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Emperor of All Maladies in PDF and EPUB An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.


The Sixth Extinction

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ISBN: 9780805099799
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Number of pages: 336
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online The Sixth Extinction in PDF and EPUB ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.


The New Jim Crow

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ISBN: 9781595588197
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Number of pages: 336
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: The New Press

Download and read online The New Jim Crow in PDF and EPUB The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and bold,” and Pulitzer Prize–winner David Levering Lewis calls “stunning,” will at last be available. In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination—employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service—are suddenly legal. Featured on The Tavis Smiley Show, Bill Moyers Journal, Democracy Now, and C-Span’s Washington Journal, The New Jim Crow has become an overnight phenomenon, sparking a much-needed conversation—including a recent mention by Cornel West on Real Time with Bill Maher&mdas;about ways in which our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era.