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Plots against Russia

by Eliot Borenstein

In this original and timely assessment of cultural expressions of paranoia in contemporary Russia, Eliot Borenstein samples popular fiction, movies, television shows, public political pronouncements, internet...

Right Ho, Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse

In this, the second novel in P.G. Wodehouse's delightful Jeeves series, the family fumbles through a comedy of errors that is set in motion by a marriage proposal and a downward spiral of miscommunication and...

Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief

by James Fenimore Cooper

This satirical short novel displays a side of Cooper unfamiliar to many modern readers. It is told from the point of view of an actual handkerchief: its origins in a French flax field, how it was passed around...

The Human Machine

by Arnold Bennett

In this delightful volume of insightful and good-humored advice, motivational writer Arnold Bennett points out that for all of the time we humans dedicate to learning, very little of that time is spent endeavoring...

The Study of Astronomy

by John Gariel Stedman

The Study of Astronomy written by British–Dutch colonial soldier and writer John Stedman. This book is one of many works by him.

The Plain Man and His Wife

by Arnold Bennett

In this engaging volume of essays written in a style that evokes the classic parable, Arnold Bennett brings to bear the folksy voice he developed in his popular Five Towns series in discussions of practical...

The Underground Railroad

by William Still

In the winter of 1852, a group of Philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves in their flight to freedom formed a new assistance group to be part of the Underground Railroad—the General...

The Social Contract & Discourses

by Jacques Rousseau

A book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality. The...

The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, tells of her early life and of her experiences with Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion. It was first published in 1903. Keller was the first deaf-blind...

Books and Persons

by Arnold Bennett

Books and Persons was previously published as articles under Bennett's pseudonym, Jacob Tonson in the magazine The New Age. He wrote these essays in Paris, London, Switzerland and the Forest of Fontainebleau,...

Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...

The World Set Free

by H. G. Wells

The World Set Free is H. G. Wells' prophetic 1914 novel, telling of world war and the advent of nuclear weapons. Although Wells' atomic bombs only have a limited power of explosion, they keep on exploding for...

The Innocents Abroad

by Mark Twain

Known as one of American literature's finest humor writers, Mark Twain took on the travel genre in the series of essays, sketches, and observations collected in The Innocents Abroad. From classic fish-out-of-water...

Leave No Trace: A Novel by Mindy Mejia | Conversation Starters

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Leave No Trace: A Novel by Mindy Mejia | Conversation Starters

Lucas Blackthorn vanished in the wilderness of Boundary Waters ten years ago. He resurfaces and is turned over to the mental hospital where Maya...

Shakespeare's Library

by Stuart Kells

From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world’s greatest writer Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on...

The Elements of Style

by William Strunk

The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed...

The Americans

by Hugo Munsterberg

"The Americans" by Hugo Munsterberg stands alongside Alexis de Tocqueville's American Democracy as one of the great works on the New World written by a scholar deeply familiar with the Old World. When originally...

Antonio D'Alfonso

by Licia Canton

This collection of essays is devoted to the work of Antonio D'Alfonso, a pivotal figure in the bilingual history of Canadian literature. This much anticipated volume gives Antonio D'Alfonso recognition for the...

Roughing It

by Mark Twain

Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the...

Pigments, Paint and Painting

by George Terry

In days gone by, the painter who served the usual term of apprenticeship was deemed to have done all that was required to qualify him for his trade. He may have learned little or much, but he had “served his...