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Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

by Andy Martin

Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words—and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private...

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)

by Michael Lewis

The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures

From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance...

Exploring the C-SPAN Archives: Advancing the Research Agenda

by Robert X. Browning

Exploring the C-SPAN Archives is a collection of path-breaking research studies that use video drawn from the C-SPAN Archives. The book, based on the papers presented at a November 2014 conference, includes...

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users

by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman & Judith M. Nixon

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions...

Making Institutional Repositories Work

by Burton B. Callicott, David Scherer & Andrew Wesolek

Quickly following what many expected to be a wholesale revolution in library practices, institutional repositories encountered unforeseen problems and a surprising lack of impact. Clunky or cumbersome interfaces,...

Languages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language

by Julie Tetel Andresen & Phillip M. Carter

This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world's languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years.

  • Balances linguistic analysis with socio-historical and political...

Roman Jakobson's Translation Handbook

by Bruno Osimo

This book is based on the principle that it is possible to create a text out of the writings of an author, focusing on a subject that had not necessarily been considered central or fundamental in the original...

Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

by Christopher Stevens

Witty and erudite, Written in Stone is the first etymology book to reveal how the English language is based on original Stone Age words. Half the world’s population speaks a language that has evolved from...

Max is Missing

by Peter Porter

Few poets now writing share Porter’s sense of the big picture, his ability to read the small event against the waxings and wanings of culture and empire.

Whether these poems look at Europe through the strata...

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide

by Zhu Hua

Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues...

Public Speaking: Principles and Practice

by Irvah Lester Winter

This book is designed to set forth the main principles of effective platform delivery, and to provide a large body of material for student practice. The work laid out may be used to form a separate course of...

Bullshit: A Lexicon

by Mark Peters

An irreverent lexicon of the seemingly infinite ways we call bullshit, written by a McSweeney's columnist and etymologist, illustrated by a New Yorker-contributing cartoonist.

What's the difference between "balderdash"...

On the Art of Writing

by Arthur Quiller Couch

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

Please Delete: How Leadership Hubris Ignited a Scandal and Tarnished a University

by John Nathan Diamond


So confessed Joy Sharp, a longtime budget director for the University of Arkansas. Trembling and unsteady, she informed her boss that she had lost control of their division’s...

Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story

by Lisa King, Rose Gubele & Joyce Rain Anderson

"Focusing on the importance of discussions about sovereignty and of the diversity of Native American communities, Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story offers a variety of ways to teach and write about indigenous...

Storm Over The Land: A Profile of the Civil War

by Carl Sandburg

Taken mainly from Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 60 halftones from photographs; 98 drawings, maps, and sketches.

American English: Dialects and Variation

by Walt Wolfram & Natalie Schilling

The new edition of this classic text chronicles recent breakthrough developments in the field of American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences.

  • Now accompanied by a companion website...

FRBR, Before and After: A Look at Our Bibliographic Models

by Karen Coyle

Coyle's articulate treatment of the issues at hand helps bridge the divide between traditional cataloging practice and the algorithmic metadata approach, making this book an important resource for both LIS students...

Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

by Jim Bernhard

“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” –William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will...

Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune

by John Pope

A masterful writer's career-spanning selection of the best remembrances from the Big Easy