Non-Fiction & Textbooks

John Stanislaus Joyce

John Stanislaus Joyce

John Wyse Jackson/Peter Costel
New York 1997

James Joyce often remaked that his wit, gift for storytelling, and many of his characcters came from his outrageous father, John Stanislaus Joyce. Until now, this charismatic, influential father has been llittle more than a literary footnote. Joyce scholars John Wyse Jackson and Peter Costello show us John Joyce as we´ve never seen him before - a formidable father, storyteller, drinker and patriot who held a profound place in the imagination of his first surviving son.

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Love in America

Love in America

Julian Green
New York 1994

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Plausible portraits of James Lord

Plausible portraits of James Lord

Lord, James
New York 2003

Over the course of his life as a friend and confidant of artists and collectors, and as a lover of art himself, James Lord has written some of the best accounts we have of modern aesthetic genius. Though his connection with the twentieth century` s great artists, it was natural that Lord should himself become the object of the artist` s gaze. In "Plausible Portraits" Lord gathers his reflections alongside these images, penetrating the mind of artist and model alike in a sequence of illuminating double portraits of two artists at work.

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Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977

Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977

Crumb, Robert
Seattle 2012

A revealing collection of the legendary artist's private correspondence. A rare gift for the discerning Crumb collector, this features rare artworks throughout.

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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

Wolf, Hubert
New York 2015

The international bestseller in hardback. New.

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Selected Letters from Norman Mailer

Selected Letters from Norman Mailer

Random House, New York, 2014

Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific - or more exposed - than in his letters. All told, Mailer crafted more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence (approximately 20 million words), many of them deeply personal, keeping a copy of almost every one. Now the best of these are published - most for the first time - in one remarkable volume that spans seven decades and, it seems, several lifetimes. Together they form a stunning autobiographical portrait of one of the most original, provocative, and outspoken public intellectuals of the twentieth century.

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A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival

A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival

Felton, Ted
Berkely 2007

A great tide of literary invention swept through Ireland between the 1890s and the 1920s, led by such writers as W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey. From Galway and the Aran Islands, to County Mayo and County Sligo, and from Dublin to Wicklow, this guide to the places that inspired the Irish Literary Revival discusses the locations where many of the nation's finest writers shaped an enduring vision of the country. Insets provide additional information about Irish history and culture, while the dozens of illustrations include period art as well as photographs of the authors and the lush scenery of the Emerald Isle.

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Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life

Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life

Farndon, John
Yale University Press, New Haven 2011

A celebration of Earth's oceans and seas and an urgent call to action to protect one of the planet's most vital resources. With multiple illustrations, maps and diagramms.

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Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days

Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days

Cade, Jared
Peter Owen Publishers, London 2013

Revised and updated edition of the book looking at Christie's 11 day disappearance in 1926.

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What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

Hales, Steven D.
New York 2008

Do dogs live in the same world that we do? What are dogs thinking about, and what is the nature of canine wisdom? Do they have the personalities and emotions that we ascribe to them? These are some of the persistent questions raised over thousands of years of close collaboration between our species. Philosophy professor Steven Hales here collects a score of essays by thoughtful humans who are also dog lovers, sniffing out the mysteries of the dog mind, the canine perspective, and our part in their evolution.

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The Book of Time

The Book of Time

Hart-Davis, Adam
New York 2011

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The Village

The Village

Strausbaugh, John
New York 2013

A history of Grenwich Village.

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A New Race of Men

A New Race of Men

Fry, Michael
Edinburgh 2013

War opened and closed Scotland's greatest century, from a pitiless part in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 to the huge blood sacrifice of World War I. In between came major Scottish contributions to the world, from the combine harvester to anesthesia—and the mackintosh coat—yet deep cultural rifts troubled this otherwise prosperous and industrious society as it tried to become more like the rest of Britain while retaining distinct forms of Scottishness. Also the author of The Union: England, Scotland and the Treaty of 1707, Scottish historian Michael Fry relates the experiences of individual men and women to bring out the essential achievements of this landmark period.

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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Marsh, Charles
New York 2014

A majestic and definitive biography--the first in forty years--of a modern icon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: the German pastor-theologian and anti-Hitler conspirator who, in the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, has become the most widely read and influential Protestant thinker of our time.

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Train

Train

Zoellner, Tom
New York 2014

from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief...Hardback. New.

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Mark Twain's Mississippi River

Mark Twain's Mississippi River

Schilling, Peter, Jr.
Voyageur, Minneapolis 2014

Few authors have been so connected to a place as Mark Twain, who used the Mississippi River as the setting for such classics as Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Here Peter Schilling recreates the bygone era when the Mississippi was truly the nation's main artery for travel and trade, discussing Twain's years as a steamboat pilot, as well as detailing how this experience inspired the books that would forever evoke the river for readers. Completing this well-rounded portrait of the iconic American writer, the 200 color and black and white images here include maps, period art, and archival and contemporary photographs, as well as classic illustrations from Twain's novels.

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The Viking Experience

The Viking Experience

Stern, Marjolein; Dale, Roderick
Carlton, London 2014

Illustrated throughout with drawings and photos from archaeological sites, this highly visual history provides a revealing portrait of the Viking legacy, including Norse mythology, technological advances, craftsmanship, social organization, and military might. Here too are 15 removable facsimile items detailing Viking history.

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Fields of Blood

Fields of Blood

Armstrong, Karen
New York 2014

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The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality

Dawkins, Richard; McKean, Dave
London 2012

Subtitled "How We Know What's Really True". A stunning collaboration between a world-famous scientist and outstanding illustrator Dave McKean. This is the first book by Dawkins to be written for a young adult and family audience. Shows that there is a kind of magic that lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to big questions, what Dawkins calls the magic of reality - science.

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New York

New York

Rutherfurd, Edward
New York 2010

A bestselling master of historical sagas ("London: The Novel") returns with the epic fictional journey of six New York families from the city's founding to the present day.

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Lucky in Love, Book One: A Poor Man's History

Lucky in Love, Book One: A Poor Man's History

Chieffet, George; DeStefano, Stephen
San Francisco 2010

A light-footed comic novel of World War II with a serious side.

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