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In Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson , one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality, in a biography to which we owe much of our knowledge of the man himself. Through a series of richly detailed…

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Paul Dirac was among the greatest scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of Einstein's most admired colleagues, he helped discover quantum mechanics, and his prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. In 1933 he…

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In 1665, when an epidemic of the plague forced Cambridge University to close, Isaac Newton, then a young, undistinguished scholar, returned to his childhood home in rural England. Away from his colleagues and professors, Newton embarked on one of the greatest…

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Patrick Kavanaugh shows that great music was written to be enjoyed, not merely admired. In Music of the Great Composers, he displays his gift for making the classics easy to understand and a delight to listen to. This practical book lets you select a listening…

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Most Americans know Patrick Henry as a fiery speaker whose pronouncement “Give me liberty or give me death!” rallied American defiance to the British Crown. But Henry’s skills as an orator—sharpened in the small towns and courtrooms of…

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by Richard Tedlow

|November 7, 2006

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Letters Of Ayn Rand

by Ayn Rand

|February 1, 1997

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The publication of the letters of Ayn Rand is a cause for celebration, not only among the countless millions of Ayn Rand admirers the world over, but also among all those interested in the key political, philosophical, and artistic issues of our century. For…

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In this penetrating biography, Timothy J. Colton—one of the English-speaking world’s foremost experts on Russia—traces the life and struggles of Russia’s first popularly elected president, Boris Yeltsin. Colton vividly narrates the life of a…

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The inside story of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, told through the experiences of its unsung hero The struggle in South Africa to destroy apartheid was one of the great moral crusades of the last century, and Mac Maharaj played a pivotal role in the…

Why We Suck

by Dr Denis Leary

|November 4, 2008

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A hilarious blast of scathing irreverence from the award-winning actor and comedian. aA pissed off Leary is the best Leary, a says one critic of the writer and comic. In "Why We Suck," Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his biting and hilarious take on…

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The first volume of Jack Kerouac's selected letters, published in 1995, was hailed as an important and revealing addition to Kerouac scholarship. This second and final volume, comprising letters written between 1957, the year On the Road was published, and the…

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James was a vegetarian, wore only linen clothing, bathed daily at dawn in cold water, and was a life-long Nazirite. In this profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, eminent biblical scholar Robert Eisenman introduces a startling theory about the…