Recipes from an Italian Summer
380 summer recipes for all lovers of Italian food.
Paris in Love
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A...
Victor Hugo: Les Misérables From Page to Stage
Exhibition catalogue for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables - From Page to Stage, on show at the State Library of Victoria from 18 July to 9 November 2014. This illuminating book is a lasting souvenir of an unforgettable...
The Art of the First Fleet
In 1788, nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson in Australia after a gruelling four-month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the First Fleet, and those who sailed in...
The first full-length biography of the Art Deco potter Clarice Cliff
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. In this title, the author shows that highly improbable and unpredictable events...
Australian Architecture Now
Recording some 200 of the most significant structures and places, this volume presents Australian architecture produced during the unprecedented building boom of the mid- to late-1990s.
The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa
Christopher O'Doherty, aka Reg Mombassa, has infiltrated our culture for more than thirty years with a unique, laconic view of our world - and of his. Yet, long before he became a Mental or transformed shirts into collector's...
The Great Empires of Asia
From the beginning of the modern era in 1500 CE, Western history has placed Europe at the center of worldwide political, economic, and cultural dynamism. But long before the European powers began to encroach upon the East, Asia...
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
This narrative history of China's 19th-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some 20 million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid recreations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, sweeping, and...
Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
Europe's past is littered with states and kingdoms, large and small, that are scarcely remembered today. And while their names may be unfamiliar--Aragon, Etruria, the Kingdom of the Two Burgundies--their stories should change the...
Language: The Cultural Tool
A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain--as most linguists argue--but as a tool unique to each culture worldwide, and as essential to human society as fire.
How to Think Like a Bat: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy
Everything you ever wanted to know about philosophy in 35 bite size chapters.
Charles Dickens: A Life
The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by an unparalleled literary biographer. Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens' heroic stature--his huge virtues both as a writer and as a...
The Modern Art Doodle Book: Create Your Own Masterpiece
Try your hand at rivalling the work of the great modern artists. The Modern Art Doodle Book encourages readers to awaken their creativity and emulate the imagination that lies behind every great work of art. Contains iconic pieces...
Art and Queer Culture
The definitive account of alternative forms of sexuality in art since 1890.
New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families
In pieces that range from the importance of aunts (and the death of parents) in the English 19th-century novel to the relationship between fathers and sons in the writing of James Baldwin and Barack Obama, this title illuminates...
Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks
An innovative history of contemporary art told through 200 works that have shaped our era.
All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster
Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. This book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.
Dante in Love
In Dante In Love, A. N. Wilson brings to life one of the western canon's most enigmatic figures.
Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York
Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...
The Complete Asian Cookbook
This is a completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook, first published in 1976. It covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries (India,...
Decoded: A Novel
A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Rong Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the...
The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting
Like all of us, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. This title integrates the history of economic prediction, and the...
The Lower River
A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.
All the King’s Men
Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration.
The Universe within: A Scientific Adventure
During the past 13.7 billion years (or so) since the Big Bang, our universe has evolved, stars have formed and died and our planet congealed from the matter in space. In this title, the author reveals to us the extraordinary...
An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions
Features a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development. This book presents an analysis of India's deprivations and inequalities, and also of the...
Permanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World
In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent an experimental psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. This title tells the story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison - known only as H...
The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. The author argues that our...
The Body Economic: Eight Experiments in Economic Recovery, from Iceland to Greece
Why, it asks, did Sweden experience a fall in suicides during its banking crisis? What triggered a mosquito-borne epidemic in California in 2007? What caused 10 million Russian men to 'disappear' in the 1990s? Why is Greece...
The Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America
From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on America's official government...
The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London’s Golden Age
The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell.
A Rough Ride to the Future
Presents a radical vision of humanity's future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system. This book presents the author's reflections on how scientific advances are made, and his own remarkable life as a lone scientist.
Boyhood Island: My Struggle
The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child's growing self-awareness, of how events...
The Valley of Amazement
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.
The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World
What do we do when things go wrong in a fast world? Many of us go for the quick fix that delays the problem rather than solving it. To make real progress we need real solutions - we need to take time for THE SLOW FIX.
Best - Kept Secrets of Italy
This gorgeous new book in the successful Secrets series is divided into regions: Northern, Central, Southern, Rome, The Islands. It's a perfect read for the armchair traveller and everyone interested in the history and the...
The Compatibility Gene
Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
A chronicle of South Africa's halting, sometimes violent, steps and missteps, taken as blacks and whites try to build a new country.
Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Mad Men for the literary world. --Junot Diaz Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining authors like...
Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry
A lot is written about psychiatry and the things it deals with, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? There isn't a raft of books explaining all the other branches of medicine. But for...
Explores the life and career of graphic artist and The New Yorker magazine mainstay Saul Steinberg.
A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this is a mature, profound work by an...
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that...
What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present
* Always intelligent, always provocative, Joanna Bourke turns to the subject of the human animal
From the author of Silence, this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their...
I am Lazarus
This title collects 14 stories by Anna Kavan including 'The Blackout', 'A Certain Experience' and 'Now I Know Where My Place Is'.
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Offers an account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. This title tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West.
When I Whistle
Builds up pressure and suspense on the strength of its subject, and at one level it can indeed be read as a thriller . Anthony Thwaite, -- The New York Times Book Review
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour
The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not...
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid's best-selling novel is now a major motion picture directed by Mira Nair ( Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake ) and starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Liev Schreiber
The new novel from the author of The Corrections.
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Intends to uncover some of the hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. This title asks such questions as : what's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist; are people hard-wired for...
Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources
The most up-to-date global survey of today's most significant emerging artists.
Design In Nature How The Constructal Law Governs Evolution In Biology Physics Technology And Social Organization
In this groundbreaking book, Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature--trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts--and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for...
The Great Upheaval: The Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
An extraordinarily gripping and sweeping account of the decade that made the modern world, when the pieces were in flux as never before.
Woes of the True Policeman
Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.
In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...
Toujours Tingo: Extraordinary Words to Change the Way We See the World
Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 280 languages, this book is suitable for those who are interested in words, language or the world around them.
Continues to explore the inner and outer tensions of families and society, and the rituals of home extensions, weddings and public- service career paths. Meanwhile, in the city, the demi-monde transforms itself into the drug...
The Best of Frank O'Connor
The most generous one-volume collection ever published of short stories, autobiographical writings, poetry, and essays by the writer W.B. Yeats called Ireland's Chekhov.
Both Flesh and Not
An examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers, this title includes writing that collects swoops from erudite literary discussion to open-hearted engagement with the most familiar of our twentieth-century...
Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food
From the BBC One presenter and author of 'The Kitchen Diaries', this beautiful and easy-to-use book contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day.
Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
Rakoff takes readers on a bitingly funny grand tour of the culture of excess. He shows that far from being bobos in paradise, mankind is in a special circle of gilded-age hell.
God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.
Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance
Written by a practising Freemason, this illustrated survey explores the origins, history, beliefs and symbolism of the famously secretive and often misunderstood Order.
Panorama of the Classical World
The starting-point for everything we understand about philosophy, science, literature and art, the world of ancient Greece and Rome makes an extraordinary story in its own right. This book brings Greeks, Etruscans and Romans to...
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining...
The Best Australian Stories 2013
The Best Australian Stories , Kim Scott selects the year's most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal...
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
Tells the story of the iconic comedian and national treasure author's comic creations that have brought joy to millions.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
All the people you'll ever want to know about
Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert
Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There
Rich with humor, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times-bestelling memoir, Wild.
Top Walks in New South Wales
A travel guide for walks around New South Wales.
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.
The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and...
Edward III and the Triumph of England: The Battle of Crecy and the Company of the Garter
The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crecy anything seemed possible. It was to enshrine this...
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the most intriguing and influential artists of his time. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art reveals a selection of some of his most important and popular works, from stained glass...
Gustav Klimt Masterpieces of Art
Klimt's extravagant work was an obsessive manifestation of the dazzling intellectual society of his time and he painted very large canvases combining oils with gold foil. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of...
A History of Cricket in 100 Objects
From the Ashes Urn to a Currant Bun: a journey through three hundred and fifty cricketing years - of triumphs, controversies and quips - in 100 definitive objects.
Silence: A Christian History
Unravels polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. The author considers the mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences...
These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries 1939-1945
'These Wonderful Rumours!' gives a unique and surprising insight into life on the Home Front. We gain a new understanding of how the people of Britain coped with the uncertainty, the heartbreak and the black comedy of life during...
Paul Klee Masterpieces of Art
A natural draughtsman, master of colour and hugely influential artist, Klee's art appeals to our primary instincts and makes us look beyond the ordinary. This beautiful new book brings together a wide selection of Klee's...
For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...
Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...
J.M.W. Turner Masterpieces of Art
The English Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775-19 December 1851) was a brilliant landscape artist, a watercolourist and printmaker. This wonderful new book brings to life his greatest achievements in...
Shackleton’s Epic: Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
'Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour' SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books
Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...
My Barcelona Kitchen
Features over 140 approachable Spanish-inspired recipes. This title also features location photography of Barcelonan life; and, recipes accompanied by helpful tips regarding traditional Spanish ingredients.
Paper: An Elegy
In his brilliantly original voice, Sansom curates a history of paper, in all its forms and functions. Both an international cultural study and a series of personal reflections on the meaning of this essential product, Paper ...
Handmade Houses and Other Buildings: The World of Vernacular Architecture
Vernacular architecture is built from local materials that are readily to hand. This title looks at everyday structures all over the world, from whatever wood, grass, earth or stone that was to hand, in ways that offered practical...
The New Granta Book of Travel
Take a journey in the company of some of the world's finest authors in The New Granta Book of Travel, introduced by Jonathan Raban.
Bob Dylan Revisited
Mesmerized by the power of Bob Dylan's lyrics and intrigued by the possibilities of translating his enigmatic personality into art, 13 leading graphic artists have banded together to create this illustrated testament to the vision...
Lentil as Anything
Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...
Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work
Maurice Sendak is celebrated in this full-colour catalogue of more than 200 images and 12 essays from noted scholars. Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a...
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
A biography that contains exclusive material and interviews on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. It explores various facets of Cohen's life.
The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks
In this sequel to his acclaimed Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Charles Jencks explains the complex cosmic and historical metaphors underlying his work in the field of land art.
The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The rise and fall of the great civilisations and what this meant for mankind.
Gillespie and I
Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...
Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...
The Orphan Master’s Son
An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers
Connecting to your inner life through the transformative poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
A powerful reflection on pain, acceptance, and the treacheries of family, At Last is the stunning culmination of the Melrose books, a work of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.
Napoleon: The Path to Power
This authoritative biography focuses on the evolution of Napoleon as a leader and debunks many of the myths that are often repeated about him--often propagated by Napoleon himself--and provides a fascinating new perspective on one...
The French Slow Cooker
With a slow cooker, even novices can turn out dishes that taste as though they came straight out of the kitchen of a French grandmere. The author, who showed home cooks how to prepare extraordinary Italian fare in the slow cooker,...
Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender
Presents an examination of the political and social construction of gender under the Vichy regime. This book argues that the regime used symbolic violence to reshape a liberal culture once based on individual rights into one of...
A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter about her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents. Includes dozens of photos from King's family and behind-the-scenes...
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than 50 years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Spitz reveals the...
A novel about one man's attempt to extricate himself from his featureless existence and find a life of passion and danger.
Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...
No Time Like the Present
A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner
The Art-Architecture Complex
Leading art theorist analyzes the global style in art and architecture.
America: Painting a Nation
Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Nov 2013 -- 9...
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her...
The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq
A ground-breaking history of the arts of peace, from Confucius and Ancient Greece through to the 21st century, opening an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient...
Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year
Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness), done his homework, and written a spirited account. N Publishers Weekly.
Bring Up the Bodies
The sequel to Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times -bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt
The Forum and the Tower tackles a fascinating and perennial topic: the relationship between the academy and the world of politics. For all the talk about the remoteness of ivory tower ideas from 'the real world,' it is the case...
The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues
Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right
Drawing on unprecedented access to Ayn Rand's private papers and original, unedited journals, Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment of this key cultural figure, examining her life, her ideas, and her impact on conservative...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask
More than 1,000 Years of the World's Createst Classical Music Packed into One Book.
Room: A Novel
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from...
Maps and Legends
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay pens a work of literary non-fiction--a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing.
The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the city's mafia - this captivating anthology reflects the...
The Third Reich
Unpublished during Bolano's lifetime, the complete typescript of this novel -- meticulously corrected by hand -- was discovered after his death in 2003. This is the first English language publication.
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
The winner of seven Tonys, seven Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer Prize, Sondheim has become synonymous with the best in musical theater. Finishing the Hat not only collects his lyrics for the first time, but provides a rare,...
A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
Marks a new era of feminist film scholarship. This title collects twenty essays that demonstrate how feminist historiographies at once alter and enrich ongoing debates over visuality and identification, authorship, stardom, and...
In this, a recently discovered manuscript from Kavan's late period, a tragic love story unfolds against a visionary landscape. This is less a tale of unrequited love than an exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an...
In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a
young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the
Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women,
and morally ambiguous. Sergio's...
Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany
Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, giving us another remarkable glimpse into his life's work--and into his life. He richly annotates his lyrics with personal and theater history, discussions of his...
Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography
A biography of Derrida that provides the full-scale appraisal of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots. It defines his crucial importance as the ambassador of 'theory', the phenomenon that has had a profound...
Counterpath: Travelling with Jacques Derrida
This is a collaborative work by Catharine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that answers to the gamble inherent in the idea of travelling with the philosopher of deconstruction. The work is punctuated by a series of postcards received...
The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution
For most of western history, all sex outside marriage was illegal. Between 1600 and 1800, this entire world-view was shattered by revolutionary new ideas. This book shows that the creation of this modern culture of sex was a...
Alberta and Jacob
First published in 1926, ALBERTA AND JACOB is a partly autobiographical depiction of a young woman's rebellion against the narrow values and repressed barbarity of a struggling Protestant bourgeoise at the turn of the nineteenth...
The 20th Century in Poetry
The history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of the greatest poets of our time.
A Small Circus
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a...
The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire
An illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity that documents how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining...
The Marriage Plot
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony Trollope
Music and Sentiment
How does a work of music stir the senses, creating feelings of joy, sadness, elation, or nostalgia? This title reveals how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to represent and communicate emotion in mystifyingly beautiful...
Citizen Labillardiere: A Naturalist’s Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755-1834)
Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the eighteenth century. This work offers a comprehensive study of this naturalist, revealing a committed republican who was shaped by the...
The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb
The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.
From the best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure, a sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.
Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-62
The second volume of the autobiography of Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...
The Toaster Project, or, a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
Where do our things really come from? China is the most common answer, but Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to know more. In The Toaster Project, Thwaites asks what lies behind the smooth buttons on a mobile phone or the...
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2010. Edited by Dave Eggers.
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).
A People’s History of London
The global city of revolutionaries and radicals in exile, in a new history-from-below.
Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building
This work tells of the events and personalities that shaped Cambodian history during the 13-year period between the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 and the signing of the 1991 peace accords that resulted in...
Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life
Written by an eminent scholar of both European and American history, this will stand as the standard biography of Alexis de Tocqueville for years to come.
The second volume in a breakthrough trilogy that began with the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses. Set approximately ten years after the first book, this is the story of a young boy obsessed with catching a lone...
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being...
Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
An autobiographical portrayal of the author Justin Green's struggle with religion and his own neuroses.
From the acclaimed author of A Woman in Jerusalem, a novel about a director, a screenwriter and an actress, old friends and colleagues who meet up for the first time in decades in Santiago de Compostela, and are forced to face...
The Magic Toyshop
'Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language' Observer
The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World
In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms...
Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...
One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...
England’s Dreaming Tapes
Presents the history of music, fashion and attitude of some of the disparate and contentious personalities who emerged in the mid-70s as the harbingers of what became known as punk. This book features interviews with some of the...
Compiling wisdom and advice from such masters of the craft as Henry James, E. M. Forster, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, this readerly guide to fiction writing provides helpful observations and techniques for would-be fiction...
Penguins are the world's most easily recognized--and perhaps most appealing--group of birds. Flightless, penguins spend the vast majority of their lives swimming in the sea, yet they cannot shake off their evolutionary past: they...
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire
Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander's...
The Name of the Game
An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.
Ryszard Kapuscinski: The Biography
Definitive biography of one of the most significant journalists of the twentieth century.
Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...
The Legacy of the Second World War
The Second World War was Hitler's war. Yet questions about Hitler's thoughts and his decisions still remain. How did the divisions of Europe - and, consequently, the Cold War - come about? This title addresses these and other...
Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development
When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on new social and political responsibilities. This book analysis how the Cuban...
Two old men visit a country estate and observe the actions and motives of their host's daughter. While they get involved in the goings-on of the household and the (imagined) relationships between the people, their own...
A tale of teenage romance in New England. It features the story of Jack and Maggie who are in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation. It captures the intensity and the ordinariness...
Originally published: New York: Random House, c2001.
The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass
New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.
The Cambridge Companion to Primo Levi
A stimulating overview of the works, life and times of this important twentieth-century writer.
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 editions, using...
The Jean Baudrillard Reader
Jean Baudrillard (1929 - 2007) was a social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. This book offers a look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political...
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
In 1925, the arrival of a beautiful mulatto girl named Gabriela from the backlands transforms the lives of many inhabitants of a provincial Brazilian city.
Lights Out in Wonderland
Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same...
Give Me Excess of it
Richard Gill is one of Australia's best-known and best-loved musical figures. His career has taken him from a music teacher in Sydney's western suburbs to the Music Director of the Victorian Opera, and along the way an involvement...
Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories,
A collection of short stories features the work of Carol Bly, Ann Beattie, Allan Gurganus, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.
The new work from Nobel prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling is an ambitious, sweeping novel about friendship and the distances we are prepared to travel to preserve it.
Heart Of A Woman
Redemption Songs: A Life of the Nineteenth-Century Maori Leader TE Kooti Arikirangi TE Turuki
This book is a biography of a nineteenth-century Maori warrior, prophet, guerrilla fighter and leader. Published in New Zealand in 1996, the book won the prestigious Montana Book of the Year Award, and was runner-up in the...
Like Water For Chocolate
Heidegger’s Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry
In 1933 Martin Heidegger declared his allegiance to Hitler. An exposition of Heidegger's conception of Volk can and must treat its merits and deficiencies as a response to the impasse in contemporary political philosophy of the...
When Theodore Gumbril hits upon the notion of designing a type of pneumatic trouser to ease the discomfort of a sedentary life, he decides the time has come to leave his position as housemaster in a boys' public school and seek...
The Neruda Case
Originally published in Spanish as El Caso Neruda by La otra orilla/Grupo Norma, Barcelona, Spain --
The Life of Irene Nemirovsky: 1903-1942
Meticulously researched passionately felt, this is a remarkable, biography of an exceptional writer, a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history,...
The Complete Postcard Art of Gilbert & George
Nearly four decades of original, subversive, and beautiful Postcard Art is collected in this magnificently packaged two-volume set designed by Gilbert & George.
A story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, this novel is written by a Booker Prize winner and author of The Sea .
An American Dream
A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight.
Granta 111: Going Back
'An overwhelmingly powerful force in English writing' - Spectator
Hargreaves: The Alchemy of Landscape Architecture
Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practice since its founding in 1983. This title presents projects from the firm's 25-year history, showing the development of its work from the early days...
Irish Literary Tradition
Provides a history of literature in the Irish language from the fifth century to the twentieth. This book traces the development of manuscripts from the Latin records made by monastic scribes and the vernacular works of...
1000 Sacred Places
Spanning prehistoric times to the present, 1000 Sacred Places is a richly illustrated guide to the world's most extraordinary spiritual sites.
A Partisan Century: Political Writings from Partisan Review
Collects some of the greatest political essays published in Partisan Review since its founding in 1934.
Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen
From critically acclaimed historical fiction author Mary Sharratt, a novel based on the true story of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who was offered by her parents as a tithe to the Church as a young child and who triumphed to...
Women, Art and Society
A reappraisal of the position and work of women artists from the Middle Ages to the present. It examines the way in which women's work has been perceived in the history of Western art - often in direct reference to gender - and...
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.
The Sealed Letter
From the bestselling author of ROOM comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love.
Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs
Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...
The Face of Poetry
An anthology of fifty poets captured in Margaretta Mitchell's gorgeous black and white portraits, brief biographies, and selections of two to three poems per poet. Together, these elements provide a composite portrait of...
The White Castle
In the 17th century, a young man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates and delivered to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople. There he is forced into slavery and left in the custody of a brilliant Turkish...
A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel
The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat and his mother Berthea who is writing...
The Best American Short Stories
The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Place to Browse, Read, and Shop
[Eighty-four] well-known writers pay tribute to the bricks-and mortar stores they love and often call their second home. --Front jacket flap.
Heir to A Confederacy of Dunces and Being There, Panorama City is a wildly entertaining and surreptitiously moving novel about a self-described slow absorber named Oppen Porter, who records everything he thinks his unborn...
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
* Highly original 'detective' stories with unique setting and characters featuring Mma Ramotswe and her No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
'The Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Frank Gehry in Pop-up
For over forty years, postmodern architect Frank Gehry has changed skylines with his dramatic forms. Among several other awards, his enchanting body of work earned him the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize-the Nobel Prize...
Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present
* 'In every generation there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy' Ian Hacking
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
Alexander McCall Smith has 'moved house' to a crumbling four-storey mansion in Pimlico - Corduroy Mansions. It is inhabited by a glorious assortment of characters: Oedipus Snark, the first every nasty Lib Dem MP, who is so...
Echoes from the Dead
Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the...
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
Updikes sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under...
Common Names of Mammals of the World
Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others...
Made in Italy? 1951-2001
In the course of history, a number of Italian personalities, objects, and lifestyles have met with admiration and success throughout the world, to such a degree that several of them have actually become a kind of representation of...
The Great War
Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco's illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in...
The Year of the Flood
The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. The Year of the Flood is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.
Two Cakes Fit for a King: Folktales from Vietnam
For centuries, the Vietnamese have sustained the history of their nation through folklore. These stories contain the national saga and fundamental cultural values that Vietnamese hold dear. Some stories are imaginative accounts of...
Culture in Practice: Selected Essays
A collection of essays that span the career of a prominent anthropologist and address the fundamental questions of the field.
A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...
Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose
Containing the observations of Picasso at home and in company, this book is a record of the author's encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artist's death in...
The Prince of Australia: And Other Rebels, Rogues and Ratbags
A delightful collection of stories of colourful Australian characters, featuring profiles of the cheeky, outrageous and daring people who shaped Australian culture.
Manipulating Masculinity: War and Gender in Modern British and American Literature
This text uses literature from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq wars to argue that when a society labels certain human traits 'feminine', that society can more easily manipulate men to war. It also looks at...
Photo journalists are constantly hunting for the right moment . Now you can admire the fruits of their labours in this volume of photographs - grinning in amazement, we guarantee you won't be able to tear yourself away once you...
The Well of Loneliness
'The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES
The Weaker Vessel
Antonia Fraser's bestselling account of the lives of women in seventeenth-century England.
Novelist David Leavitt joins the acclaimed THE WRITER AND THE CITY series with a scintillating view of Italy's most adored city.
Contemporary Architecture: South Africa
The 'Contemporary Architecture' series will include small, single-subject books focused on the international architecture in the period ranging from post-World War II to the present.
X-rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture
This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its X-Rated features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love it.
Half the Sky: How to Change the World
A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.
The Poisonwood Bible
This is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.
A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for...
Bad Ideas?: An Arresting History of Our Inventions
A fascinating history of our inventiveness - and whether it is a blessing or a curse
Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection
A collection of eight classic children's books packaged in a gorgeous slipcase.
The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605
A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot - 'History as it should be written' - Roy Strong.
Shoot: Photography of the Moment
Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools--a single-lens reflex camera and...
The Comics Journal Library: Drawing the Line
The fourth volume in the series of coffee-table-book collections of interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together interviews with four of the sharpest commentators of our times:...
For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus
The author of acclaimed biographies of Emile Zola and Flaubert now offers an ambitious, far-reaching portrait of fin-de-siecle France.
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy
A collection of delicious recipes, including both classic and contemporary dishes.
The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize
Motherlode: Australian Women’s Poetry 1986 - 2008
The first major collection of Australian women's poetry in over a decade. More than 120 poets share their telling of a very contemporary story of identity.
Vertiginous Moscow: Stalin’s City Today
Moscow has undergone vast and radical transformations which have turned it into an extraordinary urban laboratory. This book documents this metamorphosis, and takes as its focal point the city's seven Stalinist towers, known in...
J. D. Salinger: a Life
Author Kenneth Slawenski reveals the story of the life of J. D. Salinger, one of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history.
Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.
The original SEX AND THE CITY. First published in 1963, THE GROUP, set in the 1930s, follows the lives of eight college friends as they begin their adult lives. 'A brilliant novel:honest, engaging and sharp as a tack' Sarah...
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, 'aesthetic pleasure'. This book seeks to restore the place of beauty in art, to reestablish the connections...
Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood
Exploring how beauty and horror operate in children's literature, this book examines why little children love listening to stories and why older ones get lost in certain books. It challenges the assumptions we make about childhood...
A Scarcity of Love
'A Scarcity of Love' tells the story of a young girl, rejected by her narcissistic and vengeful mother, whose life thereafter is a continuing series of betrayals that can lead only to the dead end of madness and death.
Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin
A pulse-quickening story that alternates between the opulent court of Nicholas II and the razor's-edge tension aboard the Russian Navy ship Potemkin, Red Mutiny is a tale threaded with terrific adventure, epic naval battles,...
Yalta: The Price of Peace
In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts readers in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point during the Second World War to hash out the terms of the peace.
A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
This memoir reveals the romantic story of the sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame.
This title consists of three linked narratives. The first tells the story of a Japanese student in 1950s France. It is a snapshot of a young man feeling adrift in a Western country. The second is about an apostate Catholic in...
Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
From the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man --Cover.
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen...
House of Holes: A Book of Raunch
Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox (1995) and The Fermata (1994) but kicks it up about a dozen notches . . . Baker explores a fine line between eroticism and pornography here . . . [with] wit and verbal play. ...
The Winter Vault
In "The Winter Vault, "award-winning poet and novelist Anne
Michaels crafts a love story of extraordinary depth and complexity,
juxtaposing historic dislocations with the most intimate moments of
individual lives. In 1964, a...
The Grand Tour
Published in the United Kingdom in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers --T.p. verso.
The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI
The Wolf tells the long-forgotten drama of a World War I secret German warship that was also a floating international prison.
The Ignorance of Blood
As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...
Julia and the Bazooka: and Other Short Stories
Originally published: London: Owen, 1970.
Georges Braque: A Life
Together with Picasso and Matisse, George Braque is unquestionably one of the three great pillars of 20th-century art. Here is the first full-length biography of this remarkable figure.
The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family
A revealing - amusing and sad - biography of a unique family
Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the 20th Century
The memoirs of some 70 British men and women whose lives followed the course of Anglo-India through its last 50 years. Reissued as the imperial century closes, the insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates...
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
Sheff's story tells of his teenage son's addiction to meth, in this real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the family's gradual emergence into hope.
Timber Construction for Trade, Industry Administration: Basics and Projects
This publication focuses on industrial construction in timber. It provides a comprehensive and systematic treatment of specific construction elements and topics such as fire protection and wood preservation.
The Glass Rainbow
Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.
Gathers information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest theories. This title offers concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought, including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism,...
This quietly beautiful family portrait deftly expands on Lahiri's signature themes of love, solitude, and cultural disorientation ( Harper's Bazaar ), the very themes that made her collection of stories an international...
The Political Prisoner
'The Political Prisoner' has its autobiographical roots in Pavese's own arrest and imprisonment in Calabria for his writings in the anti-fascist magazine 'La Cultura'. This story describes the day-to-day life of Stefano, an...
The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences
Offers an indictment of many influential practices in social sciences and humanities. Here, the author argues that researchers often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. As an...
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America
A new and revealing perspective on the men who invented America. Spanning the most crucial decades of the country's birth, from 1772 to 1792, Rakove uses the stories of famous (and not-so-famous) men to capture the intensely...
Masterly account of the Crimean war of 1854-56 - a watershed in military history.
Recipes from a Provencal Kitchen
Consisting largely of fresh fruits, vegetables and the bounty of the seas, cooked with olive oil and natural herbs and spices, these recipes include a wine suggestion and the story of each dish's role in Provencal tradition.
E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Before he was the stadium-packing megastar, Bruce Springsteen was a brooding introvert. Heylin's revelatory biography chronicles the evolution and influence of Springsteen's E Street Band as they rose from blue-collar New Jersey...
Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family
The first book to focus on the relationship between famed scientist Marie Curie and her two remarkable daughters. Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new...
Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovered uranium's potential...
The Lady and the Little Fox Fur
Trapped in the depths of poverty, an old woman escapes into an existence where objects, streets, and entire cities have voices and personalities. Told with a feather-light touch and masterful compassion, this is a story for those...
The Unplugged Play Book: The Essential Parents Guide
Featuring 700 games and variations, this work presents games to play alone and games to play with siblings and friends. Games to play indoors and games for outside. It also includes craft projects, puppet ideas, music activities,...
Great Southern Land
Great Southern Land is an epic journey across Australia, from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria; the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin to the ancient forests of Tasmania....
Australians: Volume 1 - Origins to Eureka
In this widely acclaimed volume, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.
The Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged
National history is a vital part of national self-definition. This title presents 28 essays written by a leading historian as a self-portrait of his or her native country, defining the characteristics that embody its sense of...
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-hop
Dubbed the Hip-Hop Intellectual by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Dyson probes the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.
Covers everything from pre-punk pioneers (the Stooges, the New York Dolls) to New York's harbingers of change (the Ramones, Patti Smith, Richard Hell & the Voidoids) to London's Anarchists (the Sex Pistols, the Clash) to the West...
Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land
Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. In a closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintock gives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of the polar environment. This is a...
The World’s Greatest Idea
An exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?
Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip
Woody Allen's classic neurosis, Jewish identity, humorous life philosophy and complex relationships are embodied in the comic strip, Inside Woody Allen . This contemporary compilation of Woody Allen comics collects best of these...
Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe
Landscape architecture's potential does not lie in unified profession, but in polarization. This key idea of Thies Schroder is reflected in the diverse approaches of the 14 offices whose work is presented in these updated...
A Little History of Philosophy
For readers of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life
The Dogs of Rome
An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.
Fundamentalism, Sectarianism, and Revolution: The Jacobin Dimension of Modernity
Leading comparative sociologist's major statement on the relationship between modernity, revolution and religion.
Lautreamont and Sade
Maurice Blanchot forcefully distinguishes his critical project from the major intellectual currents of his day, Surrealism and Existentialism, Today, Lautreamont and Sade, these unique figures in the histories of literature and...
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Take the scenic route to knowledge
Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies
This book considers demagogues, or tyrants who owe their initial rise to democratic support, from the brutal Cleon in ancient Athens to George W. Bush's naIve democratic experiment in Iraq and beyond, weaving stories about some of...
Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy
Begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals associated with Peter Singer and the rights approach advanced by Tom Regan. This work follows up with a fresh interpretation of Kant's categorical...
Don’t Look Now
Don't Look Now, released in 1973, confirmed director Nicolas Roeg as one of the most stylish and innovative British directors of the postwar period. This new edition of Sanderson's study is published in the Film Classics 20th...
At Home in Turkey
A collection of photographs that captures the soul of 25 contemporary Turkish homes that were taken during each of the four seasons and all over Turkey, from Istanbul and the Black Sea to the Aegean and Cappadocia.
Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
Myths in every culture of the world explain our origins, the world's creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife and the underworld. This title gathers together themes and stories from every culture, showing how myths share...
Weights and Measures
Weights and Measures was the third Roth novel to be translated into English and one of the the last he wrote, as he drank himself to death in unhappy exile in France. It is a fable about the disintegration of a good man. At the...
The Marriage Plot
The new novel from the bestselling author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.
The Complete Henry Bech
Collected in one volume for the first time--and featuring a final, series-capping story, His Oeuvre --John Updike's Bech stories have been a fixture of the American literary imagination since they first began appearing in The...
Washington: A Life
From National Book Award-winner Chernow comes a landmark biography of George Washington--a richly nuanced portrait of the father of the nation featuring a breadth and depth unmatched by any other narrative.
Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science
The ultimate reference guide to the worlds of science - from quantum theory and the origin of life, to genetic modification and space exploration.
The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries
Leading dance music writers Brewster and Broughton detail the visionary DJs who dramatically changed the course of music - from the very first nightclub DJs, to the founders of entire genres, including northern soul, hip hop,...
By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969
1969 was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. This book captures this decade-smashing anomaly in the annals of rock'n'roll.
The Last Days
The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the...
Rewritten and updated, MacDonald uses recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of Schoenberg's aims and significance in this superb guide to his life and work. It demonstrates the links between...
Endo to my mind is one of the finest living novelists. --Graham Greene In 1613, four low-ranking Japanese Samurai, accompanied by a Spanish priest, set sail for Mexico on an unprecedented mission: to bargain for a Catholic...
The Empty Family: Stories
Silence -- The empty family -- Two women -- One minus one -- The pearl fishers -- Barcelona, 1975 -- The new Spain -- The colour of shadows -- The street.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...
Fragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet
This unique book provides a striking look at the dramatic changes that are happening to our planet. The second edition of Fragile Earth shows over 350 dramatic images of natural disasters, human development and the impacts of...
Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire.
Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety
A hilarious selection of book covers that graced publishers catalogs prior toWorld War II will bring smiles--if not outright guffaws--to the faces of booklovers and humorists alike. Scouts in Bondage will appeal to those who...
Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
One of the most remarkably inventive voices of his generation, author Will Self delivers a new and stunning work of fiction. In Walking to Hollywood, a British writer named Will Self goes on a quest through L.A. freeways and...
Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson
Sex, fame and scandal in the theatrical, literary and social circles of late 18th-century England.
Retreat from Love
A tale of sexual and emotional trysts between three aristocratic youths, this was the first book to be written under Colette's own name, and shows the work of a newly mature novelists who was now to be judged by the highest...
The Fear Index
Fear Index .
The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews
This posthumous work brings together articles, interviews, statements, prefaces, manifestos, and speeches dating from 1964 to 1985 (just before Genet's death in 1986). These texts bear witness to the many political causes and...
Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.
Recipes for Relaxed Italian Eating
The antidote to the fast-food habit is relaxed dining, and this tempting collection of 88 Italian recipes just might turn the nation towards a more satisfying, less stressful way of eating, one reader at a time. Valentina...
The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity
A critical reimagining of the Great Famine of the 1840s - and its subsequent legacies. The book considers the emergence of the Famine as an object of historical knowledge and controversy with reference both to the experience of...
Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag
A biographical portrait by the novelist who lived with Sontag's son for several years in the seventies and knew her well in her last years.
Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America's most distinctive--and one of poetry's most essential--contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at...
Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003
The collected non-fiction of Roberto Bolano, published in English for the first time
The Infinity of Lists
A lavishly illustrated celebration of lists in art and literature by one of Europe's most influential writers and thinkers.
Edie: American Girl
When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...
Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide
From the author of The Transitive Vampire comes an invitation to a strangely illuminated City of Light, Paris out of Hand. This seductively beautiful replica of a 19th-century travel book guides readers through the Paris that is,...
Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative
This work presents a biography of the artist Marc Chagall in dialogue with events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses different aspects of his life (1889-1985) including his roots in folk culture, his personal relationships...
Spiders: The Ultimate Predators
An exceptionally well-illustrated study of spiders and how they hunt by celebrated nature photographer. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics as well as a guide to...
Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land: Itinerary to the Sepulcher of Our Lord Jesus Christ
In the early spring of 1358 Francis Petrarch was invited by his friend Giovanni Mandelli to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Petrarch declined, instead offering Mandelli this pilgrimage guide rather than his companionship.
Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943
The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep...
A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions: What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why are there no health warnings on French nudist beaches? And is it really...
The Best American Nonrequired Reading
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2011. Edited by Dave Eggers.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
From the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air , a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets
The Devil in the Hills
Translated from the Italian, this novel's first British Commonwealth edition appeared in 1954. The author's other novels include The Comrade and The Moon and the Bonfires . He has also translated many writers such as Defoe,...
1000 Symmetrical Patterns: Ornamental Artwork to Inspire Design
This book is an extensive print and electronic library of symmetrical patterns in changing arrangements and colorways, inspired by traditional iconic motifs found in various cultures throughout history.
A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France
Who among us has not dreamed of leaving the rat race behind to follow our heart's desire--and who among us has actually taken that leap of faith? Orlando Murrin, a former journalist and cook, did exactly that when he gave up his...
Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word
Asian Treasures: Gems of the Written Word showcases Asian writing, printing and books of beauty and historical significance that are housed in the National Library of Australia. Written by Andrew Gosling, former chief librarian...
Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World
Vesuvius, nestled over the Bay of Naples, is (still) the most famous volcano in the world. There have been nearly thirty major eruptions since AD 79, but none has matched the cataclysm of the eruption which destroyed Pompeii and...
Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most
Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between...
The Best American Essays
A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.
The Finkler Question
A book that is a winner of The Man Booker Prize.
A collection of uncomplicated, fresh recipes that are easy to make after a busy day at the office, fun to linger over at weekends or to make with the kids, dreamy to look at and delicious to eat. Recipes include late breakfasts,...
The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika
From the editor of the widely praised Landmark Thucydides and Landmark Herodotus comes a new edition of the Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.
Sleep Has His House
A largely autobiographical account of an unhappy childhood, Sleep Has his House startled with its strangeness in 1948. Today it is one of Anna Kavan's most acclaimed books. A daring synthesis of memoir and surrealist...
Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.
On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe
A collection of travel narratives from Central and Eastern Europe by award-winning Polish author Andrzej Stasiuk
Palladio’s Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio’s Two Guidebooks to Rome
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. This book includes an English translation of Raphael's famous letter to Pope Leo X...
Design Museum: How to Design a Typeface
Tells you what you need to know to design a typeface, and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern...
Laura Mulvey offers a fresh and original reading of one of the greatest films in all cinema. This new edition of Mulvey's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special editions, with a new foreword by...
House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann
In 1933 the author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner, Nelly Kroeger, fled Nazi Germany, finding refuge first in the south of France and later, in great despair, in Los Angeles, where Nelly committed suicide in...
Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved
The ultimate fly-on-the wall rock memoir by the tour manager, friend, lover and confidante to some of the most revered rock icons
Arabesques: A Tale of Double Lives
One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the famous French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement Robert felt when he first read Gide as a...
Design Museum How to Design a Light
Tells you what you need to know to design a light, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a light.
In Our Time: The Speeches That Shaped the Modern World
In Our Time brings together 40 of the most memorable, eloquent and influential speeches since 1945. Hywel Williams' choice of speeches is richly eclectic in scope: Churchill and de Gaulle, Kennedy and King, Nehru and Nasser,...
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
Includes a diverse cast of legendary humorists who got a grand kick out of life, including Benjamin Franklin and the Marx Brothers, Charles Dickens and Damon Runyon, W C Fields and Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and James...
Tells the tale of Mark, who grows up in a familiar but not quite recognisable country. When his parents die, he is left in the hands of the unscrupulous Mr Spector, a shady government agent, who sees him through his schooling,...
La Regle Du Jeu: The Rules of the Game
Renoir's famous and controversial comedy of manners has a troubled history. Victor Perkins presents here a sensitive socio-historical study of Renoir's revised edition of the film, released 20 years after its premiere; shaped by...
Design Museum How to Design a House
Tells you what you need to know about how to design a house, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a house, offering insights into the design and building processes.
Outside the Magic Square: A Handbook for Food Security
Outside the Magic Square considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels. Mixing gardening advice and food plot design with discussion of issues like global warming, dwindling...
Cox Architects and Planners: 1960 - 2010
Including project descriptions, drawings, plans and colour photography, this book presents many of the firm, Cox Architects & Planners, projects for major international sporting facilities, as well as major arts centres and museum...
Design Museum: How to Design a Chair
Tells you what you need to know about how to design a chair, and looks at the principles and processes of designing a chair, from its symbolic and functional properties to materials and mass-production techniques.
The Yellow Birds
An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
Il Conformista (The Conformist)
Il Conformist has mesmerised audiences by Bertulocci's mastery of the telling, the beauty of the images, the camera work, its soundtrack, and the intensity with which the characters convey powerful psychic energies. This unique...
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
Journalist Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland.
Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution
A unique perspective on the American Revolution, seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one British regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles to uphold...
The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey
The inspiring and instructive companion volume to The Book of Virtues offers many more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.
Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
A dazzling tour d'horizon of mankind's enduring fascination with, and reliance upon, the extraordinary star at the centre of our solar system.
Tibetan Book Of The Dead
This translation of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" has captured
the true spirit and poetry of the original work. With a historical
and philosophical introduction, accessible commentary, notes and a
glossary of key terms it is...
The Skating Rink
A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.
La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
In La Seduction, Sciolino, the Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, demystifies the French way of life and reveals the hidden truth: it's all about seduction. Here she gives an inside view of how seduction works in all...
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - this title argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly...
Best American Travel Writing 2011
A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
On release in the 1930s, Snow White became a milestone in animated film, Disney production and the US box office. Today its fans cross generations and continents, proving that this tale of the loveable, banished princess and her...
Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage
Drawing on interviews with John Cage's contemporaries and friends and on the entire archive of his letters and writings, and including photographs and facsimiles of musical scores, Silverman gives a revelatory portrait of one of...
Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Legendary historian and philosopher of science Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics,...
During the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police...
Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection
The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both...
The Atlas of Lost Cults and Mystery Religions: Mysterious Spiritual Traditions Rediscovered
Explores a wide range of traditions from the mysterious snake worshipping goddesses of the ancient Minoans to the Cathars of medieval France, believed by some to be the protectors of the Holy Grail. This book examines the...
The Beauty and the Sorrow
Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, this title explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty.
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
On a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. The two had met five years before while Coyle was writing his bestselling book, Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force. But this time, Tyler...
Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery
It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...
Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail
Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who...
MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle has just been despatched to Northern Ireland to monitor the brutal breakaway Republican groups who never accepted the peace process and want to continue their 'war'. The situation becomes...
Gardeners and garden-lovers will treasure the many examples of expert plantmanship, ranging from official plans for magnificent parks and extensive formal gardens to lighthearted details such as hidden fountains, swings, and...
Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex,...
The Great Empires of Asia: How Asia’s Mighty Empires Challenged the World
Surveys the greatest of Asia's empires from 800 AD to the mid-20th century, from the Far East to the fringes of Europe. This title shows how those seven empires played a key role in forming global civilization. It is of interest...
The Khmers: History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization
By the eleventh century the Khmer empire claimed dominion over large parts of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. This book describes its organization, the life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in...
Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of truffles.
Mr Loveday’s Little Outing & Other Early Stories (13)
A collection of short stories. It includes Mr Loveday's Little Outing , which is a blackly comic tale of a mental asylum and its favourite resident and Cruise , which sees a series of letters from a naive young woman as she...
Jersey 1204: The Forging of an Island Community
Unearthing a wealth of historical detail and local colour, the authors examine the events leading up to the fateful year of 1204 - the year in which the English lost the duchy of Normandy, including the Channel Islands, to the...
Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism
Examines the ways in which travel is used as a metaphor in cultural theory, and the use of dance as an image of liberation, in relation to women. With its linked themes of exile, memoir and movement, this book focus on: opera,...
Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests...
An anthology of opera-inspired stories by the best writers of modern fiction published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of Britain's most extraordinary cultural institutions
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold
Provides a focus on Alexander Laing, the book's protagonist, and Hugh Clapperton, the man who would become his greatest rival. This book follows Laing and Clapperton on their journeys across the unforgiving Sahara, in constant...
Went the Day Well?
Went the Day Well? is one of the most unusual Ealing Studios pictures, a distinctly unsentimental war film made in the darkest days of WWII. Houston studies why the film avoids the cosy Ealing trademark. This Film Classics 20th...
Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius
Best-selling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Britain's finest soldier, who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country...
Houses Of Mckim Mead And White
With nearly 1,000 commissions executed between 1879 and 1912,
McKim, Mead & White was the architectural firm of choice for
the most prestigious projects of the beaux-arts era. Among its
residential clients were many of the...
The Best American Short Stories
Edited by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provocative literary antenna for what is going on in the world ( Chicago Tribune ), ensuring yet another rewarding edition...
Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us by
Thanks to advancing technology and shifting mores, the amount of change we experience in our lifetimes is truly exceptional. Objects and practices that are commonplace can very quickly become outmoded. In this witty and...
Africa Since Independence
A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more...
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves
Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.
Early Cultures Of Mainland Southeast Asia
Mussolini and His Generals: The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, 1922 1940
Study of the relationship between the military and foreign policies of Fascist Italy, 1922 to 1940.
The Three-Pound Enigma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries
At only three pounds--80 percent of which is water--how is the human brain capable of outstripping the computational and storage capacities of the most complex computer?
Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
This volume celebrates the magnificent achievement of 20th-century Middle Eastern literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.
The Lore of the Playground: The Children’s World - Then and Now
From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', this title looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and...
If the Dead Rise Not
An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.
Spontaneous Happiness Tool Kit: Guided Practices for Peak Emotional Wellness
The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
A remarkable work of history and as provocative as it is brilliantly illuminating, The East, the West, and Sex is a rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West and the resulting...
The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the nineteenth century - it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. This book...
Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics
The ultimate smart reference to the world of mathematics - from quadratic equations and Pythagoras' Theorem to chaos theory and quantum computing.
On Canaan’s Side
Opens as Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a...
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
A second volume of journals shares intimate reflections on the writer's artistic and political development during a trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War and throughout her film-making years in Sweden before the dawn of the...
Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm
Cities of the Plain
In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and...
Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint...
The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire
This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007.
Great Novels Of E M Forster
Great Novels And Short Stories Of Somerset Maugham
Great Short Novels Of Henry James
Inventing the Enemy: And Other Occasional Writings
A collection of timely essays, written over the last ten years, by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and bestselling author
Music is Andrew Zuckerman's sequel to the wildly successful Wisdom, following in the same format, mission, and style as that book, but now changing focus to the most eminent musicians and performers around the globe.
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to 'Excuse me...is this...
Charlie Trotter’s Meat and Game
This is the fifth installment in chef Charlie Trotter's cook-book series. Over 80 recipes are showcased with colour photography, and range from French onion soup, with shredded pork, goatcheese Brie and sourdough croutons to...
Japan Fashion Now
Explores how Japanese fashion has evolved. With such essays as - Is Japan Still the Future? , Fashion Revolution , Japanese Street Style , and Japanese Fashion Subcultures - this title also explores how the world of fashion...
Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900
A long overdue reassessment of Kipling in India by a leading historian of the subcontinent, author of PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ and SOLDIER SAHIBS
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species
The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster
An invaluable tool for every Hitler scholar. Simon Sebag Montefiore, award-winning author of the bestselling books Young Stalin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Catherine the Great & Potemkin
The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil
In this lively and engaging book, Nadler brings to life a debate between three brilliant and resolute philosophers in 1672 Paris that had obsessed its participants, captivated European intellectuals, and continues to inform our...
The Great Gardens of China: History, Concepts, Techniques
First published in 2010 in the United Kingdom as The great Chinese gardens by CYPI Press, Harrow Middlesex.
More than a hundred wonderful and sensitive duotone portraits of our major novelists, poets, and playwrights. Paired with the photographs are fascinating texts from each writer on writing-thoughts on the craft, recollections...
The Century of Modern Design: Selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection
One of the worlds most important collections of twentieth century design The Stewart Collection in Montreal celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2010. This book presents items chronologically, highlighting contrasts and...
In the 1992 Sight and Sound poll, critics and film-makers voted Vertigo the fourth greatest film of all time. This new edition of Barr's study of Vertigo is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of special...
A Year in My Kitchen
Try a refreshing springtime Panade of Broad Beans with Pancetta, Mint and Ricotta; a summertime treat of Tea-Smoked Wild Salmon with Chilli Sauce; a warming Sweet Potato and Ginger soup in autumn; and a Spicy Italian Sausage with...
Art and Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
Artwork from the collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum, London, Eng. --T.p. verso.
Chomsky's international bestseller, analyzing terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and the long-term implications of America's military response to September 11.
Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany
Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...
Law Handbook 2012: Your Practical Guide to the Law in Victoria
The extensively updated and revised edition of The Law Handbook 2012 features information on a wide range of topics including tenancy, consumer protection, bankruptcy, discrimination, education, family, internet, environmental and...
Paris/ New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940
A burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion characterized the years between the two World Wars. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining contemporary dress, and giving visual...
Granta 115: The F Word
It is about more than beds unmade or laundry unfolded; it is about more than the fact that a man helping out with the housework is just the beginning of equality at home.
Patti Smith: Simply a Concert
Foreword by Fernanda Pivano. Text by Claudio Marra, John Rockwell.
The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet
The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him America's greatest...
Taxi Driver is one of the major films of the 1970s, which established Martin Scorcese's reputation as a prominent American director. This new edition of Taubin's study is published in the Film Classics 20th anniversary series of...
Voices Of Time
In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American
author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love,
music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal
style of his bestselling Memory of Fire...
Lost In A Good Book
The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that
began with "The Eyre Affair" continues with Jasper Fforde's
magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless
literary sleuth Thursday Next. When...
Over the last decade, street art--art made in public spaces including graffiti, stickers, stencil art, and wheat-pasting-- has become one of the most popular and hotly discussed areas of art practice on the contemporary scene....
We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project
Known as the Underbelly Project, a massive gallery of unsolicited artwork exists underground, never to be seen by the public, on the walls of a 100-year-old abandoned New York City subway station.
A Manuscript of Ashes
It's the late sixties, the last dark years of Franco's dictatorship: Minaya, a university student in Madrid, is caught up in the student protests and the police are after him. He moves to his uncle Manuel's country estate in the...
Long, Last, Happy
Called the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O'Connor (Larry McMurtry), acclaimed author Hannah ( Airships, Bats Out of Hell ) returns with an all-new collection of short stories.
Max Pam: Atlas Monographs
A collection of nine travel journals which through text and photo marks Max Pam's engagement with the cultures he has travelled through and displays his development as a photographer, writer and artist.
Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Twain's death, this is the rollicking story of Samuel Clemens' six year sojourn in the Wild West
Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation
An insightful look at the history of Jewish women's salons and their influence on art, music, literature, and politics.
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay
A catalogue of some of the most seminal works of Post-Impressionist art, to accompany the landmark travelling exhibition.
Stretching for over 5,500 miles, the Andes impress by statistics alone. This work captures the author's journeys across seven different countries, from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego,...
Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Picking up where Infidel leaves off, Nomad tells the stirring story of Ali's search for a new life in America. A brave, inspiring, and beautifully written memoir.-- The New York Times.
Outlaw: India’s Bandit Queen and Me
Phoolan Devi was the controversial and charismatic 'Bandit Queen' hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood in the villages surrounding Delhi. In revenge for her own gang rape, her followers killed 20 high-caste Indians, which led to her...
The Arts of India
Of interest to both scholars and general readers, this is a survey of Indian art and culture. From ivory sculptures to miniature paintings and illustrated manuscripts, it features many historically important objects. Also included...
Marcel Duchamp or the Castle of Purity
A critique of Duchamp by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, discussing the artist's essence as a philosopher of spiritual freedom.
Lewis Morley: I to Eye
Lewis Morley - I to Eye will illuminate and crystallise this body of work in a career retrospective, incorporating literally hundreds of photographs covering all aspects of Morley's work, from England.
The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
The Kamasutra was written in northern India in the third century AD, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. This book provides a portrait of this sensuous era, evoking the world of the pleasure-seeking...
Impressions of Rajasthan
This title takes photography lovers across one of the most inspirational regions on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with murals of pure pattern mandalic abstractions and...
Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
An art historian turned Army sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II
On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere
Centres on a powerful and gripping story, the 1922-1923 expulsion from Soviet Russia of some one hundred prominent intellectuals. This book demonstrates that the infamous expulsion was part and parcel of the Bolshevik effort to...
Nineteenth-Century French Art: From Romanticism to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau
Almost twenty years after the creation of the Musee d'Orsay, the 19th century seems more than ever to be the Golden Age of French art. It boasts names such as Ingres and Delacroix, Manet and Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Eiffel...
Nathanael West - novelist, screenwriter, playwright - was one of the most gifted writers of his generation. Eileen Mckenney - accidental muse, literary heroine - was the inspiration for her sister Ruth's My Sister Eileen . This...
Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s
Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in
Western civilization. Our need for heroes is a timeless phenomenon;
from ancient Greece to September 11,...
Kindnes of Sisters: Annabella Milbanke and the Destruction of the Byrons
Crane has recreated a meeting between Augusta - Byron's half-sister with whom he had a passionate love affair - and Byron's society wife Annabella. They meet 40 years after the death of Byron and argue and declare their motives...
Australian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration
The book covers 30 years of consistent landscape / environmental photography. My work attempts to transcend the standard collectible tourist photograph, looking instead at documenting underlying structures and qualities, choosing...
Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life
In this biography of the iconic literary figure the London Times called the American Chekhov, Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies surrounding Raymond Carver's life and career. b&w photographs.
The Architecture of Rasem Badran: Narratives on People and Place
A monograph on the award-winning Jordanian architect Rasem Badran (b. 1945), and a celebration of his works. The introduction explains the author's first encounter with Badran's work and provides a brief outline of the architect's...
The Eternal Sea
In the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2002 international triumph The Sea, photographer Plisson figuratively widens his lens to provide a more global focus on the sea and the humans who depend on it for survival. Includes 200+...
An elegant boxed set of travel classics about France, with an
introduction from the best-selling author ofLe Divorce. In this
inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane
Johnson introduces three masterpieces of...
Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book
A broken mirror. A black cat crossing in front of you. A missing button. Cracks in the sidewalk. 'Guide for the Unlucky' is an interactive book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms and how to avoid incurring...
1000 Languages: The Worldwide History of Living and Lost Tongues
There are over 6,000 languages used around the world, and linguists estimate that by 2050 half of these will have become extinct. This book offers a linguistic guided world tour, looking in detail at the eleven global languages....
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author--an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist ( The New York Times )--offers his first major work of nonfiction with this autobiographical narrative that is as inventive, beautiful, and...
Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust
Historian Florence presents the riveting and heartbreaking account of the heroic attempts to save Hungary's Jewish population during World War II. b&w photo inserts.
Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Painting, 1300-1550
Silk was one of the great social signifiers of the later Middle Ages, and it is represented in a profusion of paintings from the period, demonstrating the opulence of the patron's own dress.
The Letters of Sylvia Beach
Founder of the Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses, Sylvia Beach had a legendary facility for nurturing literary talent. In this first collection of her letters, we witness...
The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy
A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.
The Prague Cemetery
The story of a secret agent who weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent.
Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization
From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we...
Dr Johnson’s Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men’s Houses
Behind every great man are his objects and daily possessions,
defined as much by the minutiae of domesticity as by the great
works of the man himself. "Dr. Johnson's Doorknob," inspired by Liz
Workman's National Heritage...
God: An Itinerary
In this book, Debray traces the episodes of the genesis of God, his itinerary and the costs of his survival, going back from the Law to the Tablets themselves and scrutinizing Heaven at its most down-to-earth.
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock N Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to throughout the course...
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food
Shows how food affects our moral selves, our health and the environment. This book looks at how denial keeps us from recognising the animal at the end of our fork and investigates each culture's distinctions among animals...
The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book
An acclaimed author takes readers back to early Christianity to ask how a box of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has created Biblezines and Manga Bibles is selling...
The celebrated translator of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize-winning Snow offers an arresting vision of contemporary Turkey, in a story of first love, betrayal, and one American girl trapped in the fray.
A re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel
Feast Day of Fools
Interviewing an alcoholic Native American who witnessed a murder along the Texas-Mexico border, Sheriff Hack Holland and his deputy, Sam Tibbs, recognize the work of serial killer Preacher Jack Collins in an investigation that is...
Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time
A biography of composer Jacques Offenbach that is also a social and cultural history of Second Empire Paris.
I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know
I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, I Think, Therefore I Am explains how and why philosophy began, and how the ways in which we live, learn,...
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories
Drabble's novels have illuminated the past 50 years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.
The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
Al-Khalili presents a myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded--and enabled--the European Renaissance.
Art Of Happiness
A Tibetan spiritual leader's guide to dealing with everyday
human problems and achieving happiness. It addresses issues such
as: the sources of happiness; desire and greed; marriage and
romance; resolving conflict; facing...
Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever
When trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over respected saxophonists to pick out the relatively untested John Coltrane. This book examines the profound implications that the...
The Lesbian Kama Sutra
Applies the spirit and intention of the original Kama Sutra - the expression of uninhibited pleasure through sex - to the lives of twenty-first century lesbian women. This title encourages love and sex, pleasure and sensuality,...
How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells
In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, an internationally acclaimed embryologist demonstrates how human life derives from a single cell and then grows into a body, an...
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux
Cheever: a Life
From the acclaimed author of A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates comes the unforgettable life of John Cheever, one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America.
Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.
Florence, 1900: The Quest for Arcadia
A guide to life in Florence and the theaters, restaurants, galleries, and salons that are frequented by visiting cultural exiles. It fuses narrative and ideas to consider how the encounter between modernism and Renaissance culture...
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
Abram ( The Spell of the Sensuous ) returns with a startling exploration of human entanglement with the rest of nature.
High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...
The New Geography of Jobs
An economist at Berkeley looks at the major shifts taking place in the U.S. economy and reveals the surprising winners and losers--specifically, which kinds of jobs will drive economic growth and where they'll be located--while...
A Journey to Nowhere: Among the Lands and History of Courland
A remarkable combination of memoir, history and travel.
The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music
A brilliant, wide-ranging book on how the seminal album revolutionized music and culture in the twentieth century.
A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...
Emerald Germs Of Ireland
"...Mr. McCabe presents Pat's exploits not as a series of grim
outrages but as...merry escapism....But too much jest does a
disservice to the real darkness that haunts this material, and that
erupts only suddenly and bitterly...
The Art of Jewelry: Wood
This third entry in The Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make - alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary...
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
Most standard histories of World War II in Europe end with the triumphant story of the defeat of Germany and the welcoming embrace of cheering multitudes. The actual story is more complicated, as detailed in this work that offers...
Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...
UFO - which stands for Unified Fashion Objectives - presents a 40- year retrospective of Albert Watson's best work, pulled from his vast archive. In its pages, a memorable era of style, beauty, fashion, personality, and power is...
Barcelona Then and Now
A trip to Barcelona, Spain, is not soon forgotten. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is known for its remarkable architecture, glorious strolls down Las Ramblas, fantastic food, political unrest, and a history that dates back to...
A Child is Born
In 1965, the author published images from inside the human uterus, the first photographs of prenatal life. This fifth edition features images that are rendered in detail utilising revolutionary new photographic technology, with...
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
A compelling saga of redemption and renewal from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Shadid tells the story of rebuilding his family's ancestral home in Lebanon amid political strife, and his eventual understanding of the...
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to...
Mario Jo Lafontaine
"In 1987 the Belgian artist Marie-Jo Lafontaine created Les
larmes d'acier (Steel Tears) for documenta 8 in Kassel - a video
sculpture which aroused greater interest than might have been
expected and which made a lasting...
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Of the great figures in 20th-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Years in the making, this is the definitive...
The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.
Mick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Mick Rock is one of the true legends of music photography, who helped shape the images of a gallery of rock stars from the 1970s through to today, and whose work is showcased here in a career-spanning collection of edgy, sexy, and...
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
* Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure
An Expensive Education
McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...
A Hostile Beauty: Life on Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island--a small, wind-blasted rocky outcrop between Tasmania and Antarctica--is still one such place. In exquisite pictures and words, A Hostile Beauty tells the story of this extraordinary Australian outpost teeming...
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of...
Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades
From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players--knights and sultans, kings and poets,...
A Reader on Reading
Argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. This collection explores the crafts of reading and writing, the identity granted to us by literature, the far-reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges,...
Israel: The Will to Prevail
In Israel, outspoken young politician Danny Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as...
The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
7 April 1926: on the steps of the Capitol in Rome, surrounded by chanting Fascists, The Honourable Violet Gibson fires at the Italian head of state, the darling of Europe's ruling class. Of all his would-be assassins, she came...
Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe
Bojowald recounts his discovery of loop quantum cosmology (LQC) and explains how it can illuminate the very birth of the universe.
The Triumph of Music: Composers, Musicians and Their Audiences, 1700 to the Present
The power and prestige of music in the modern world has given its practitioners extraordinary wealth and moral authority. This book deals with the subject of the rise of music and musicians in the West from poorly-paid balladeers...
In a tour de force, a prize-winning New York Times reporter traces the invention and mass distribution of the assault rifle, and its effects on war.
Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.
Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
The audacious effort to map the brain--and along with it our mental afflictions, from autism to schizophrenia--by a rising star in neuroscience.
Vu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era
The illustrated weekly magazine VU ran over 600 issues between 21 March 1928 and 29 May 1940. This book offers VU the attention it deserves by reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from its short but...
A most extraordinary book of miscellaneous fact. In one convenient volume you can find: lists of Norse gods, phobias, poets laureate, suicide notes of the famous and all anyone needs to know about Pi. Learn how to say toast in ten...
Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward
Every spring, the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. This book explores the contentious story of this deceptively simple attempt to regulate the sunlight hours. It brings together the historical, political, and...
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane biography of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it...
Looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les...
The First Law Trilogy (Boxed Set)
The critically acclaimed, award nominated trilogy from Sunday Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie is available in a stunning box set for the first time. It contains The Blade Itself, Before they are Hanged and Last Argument of...
The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook
A wonderful new collection of recipes from a revered cookbook author--every cook and kitchen will delight in these 200+ recipes.
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam
This monumental history asks the simple question: How did we end up in a war in Vietnam? To answer that question Fredrik Logevall traces the forty-year path that led us from World War I to the first American casualties in 1959.
Unfinished Dialogue: Sir Isaiah Berlin and Polanowska-Sygulska
One of the 20th century's most renowned intellectuals and a world-famous philosopher, Isaiah Berlin always felt a special affinity for scholars of Eastern Europe. This collection of letters, conversations and articles aims to shed...
Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most successful double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his...
The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian
The son of Italian Immigrants, Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) was one of the most celebrated of English clowns. He created the 'Joey' look associated with clowns ever since, and completely transformed the role of the Clown in the...
The Tyranny of E-Mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox
The award-winning former president of the National Book Critics Circle traces a short history of people's need for correspondence and examines the astonishing growth of e-mail--how it is changing lives, but not always for the...
Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books
This sequel to They Call Me Naughty Lola features more hilarious and bizarre personal ads from the London Review of Books.
While the Women are Sleeping
A dozen unforgettable stories by one of the most original writers at work today (Wyatt Mason, The New York Times Book Review).
Modern peoples have always been fascinated with the iconic architecture, mystical religious beliefs, and once-thriving societies of the ancient Aztecs. From the fertile areas of the Oaxaca Valley and the Valley of Mexico to the...
The photographs of Jenny Lens--many unseen, and many more well-known but seldom credited--are poignant reminiscences of a rude and rowdy moment in punk rock history. From 1976 to 1980, Lens took early shots of groups that would go...
Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature
Love, sex, death, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the history of literature offers a rich and varied exploration of the human condition across the centuries. This title focuses on the curious artefacts...
Augustus John: The New Biography
This updated biography of the British painter reveals the complete story of John and his circle. New material which includes letters from Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Shaw, Oskar Kokoschka, the Sitwells and Sean O'Casey, reveals John to...
Wonders of the Ancient World: Antiquity’s Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering
A guide to antiquity's greatest constructions - how they came to be built and what then befell them.
Scenes from Village Life
First published in Hebrew as Tmunot mihayei hakfar. First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2011 --T.p. verso.
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
French offers the first authoritative biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial Nobel laureate, whose only stated ambition was greatness as a writer, in pursuit of which nothing else was sacred.
The Beecher Sisters
In this joint biography of the Beecher sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the 19th century, the life of Isabella Beecher is examined in particular detail. It explores Isabella's political development and her...
"I have often felt that movies operate along the lines of a medieval court, with despots, divas and duckbrains," observes actor Grant, offering up his diaries to prove his own adage. The star of the cult classic...
Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief
A noted social historian answers the central historical question--did God create man, or did man create God? Stark argues that God was here all along, and that humankind discovered, rather than invented, God as man evolved...
The Super-organism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
Demonstrates that the study of the superorganism has led to various developments in our understanding of how the transitions between such levels have occurred in evolution and how life has progressed from simple to complex forms.
A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller.
To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad
The little-known story of Lawrence of Arabia's passionate advocacy of Arab nationalism during the pivotal years following WWI and his prescient template for nation building in the Middle East.
Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St Mark’s and Ravenna
Fine line drawings derived from 6th- and 7th-century Italian architecture depict perforated marble panels, elaborate stone mosaics for floors and ceilings, and many other interior and exterior adornments.
And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. This biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut is the culmination of five years of research and writing. It...
When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King
The illness or disability of a world leader can change the course of history. This text reveals how the infirmities of leaders have affected their own societies and the broader course of world events. Woodrow Wilson, Adolph Hitler...
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
From America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You comes a new book that will forever change the way we think about crafting.
When the Going Was Good
Between 1929 and 1935, the author travelled widely. This title describes a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in 1930; his travels in Aden,...
What It Is Like to Go to War
Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning...
See What I’m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses
Looking at the science that explains the hidden powers of the five senses and how to harness their potential, this title explores the abilities that few of us know we have. It examines how the brain uses subtle information to...
Stravinsky The Second Exile France And America 1934-1971
The Sistine Chapel is the geographical and spiritual centre of the Vatican City, but it is also one of the most internationally famous artistic sites. The chapel's outstanding beauty lies above all in its vast cycle of paintings...
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies and created collages...
The General of the Dead Army
This is the story of an Italian general, accompanied by his chaplain, charged with the mission of scouring Albania in search of the bones of their fallen countrymen, killed twenty years earlier during World War II.
Hurtle Duffield is incapable of loving anything except what he paints. The people who court him are, above all, the victims of his art, and he dissects their weaknesses with cruel precision. The Australian author won the Nobel...
Flavors of Emilia Romagna
More than 60 fabulous reciipes from Bolgna and the provinces of
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Includes practical, easy-to-follow recipes and an advice about planning and cooking ahead. This title also includes various recipes from Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents, and edible...
The Memory Chalet
A memoir of Tony Judt that presents his youthful love of a particular London bus route that evolved into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning.
The Map and the Territory
Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps - beautiful works that won praise from every corner of the art world - Jed Martin is now emerging from a ten-year hiatus. And he has had some good news.
A Brief History of France
When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. This title tells the story of the formation of this nation through its people, great events and...
The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot to be learned by listening to the...
Richard Bryant’s London is a fitting love letter to a city with
an unparalleled history and an inimitable and tangible soul.
Following the path of the river, the reader travels across London,
from the bucolic West to the...
About My Life and the Kept Woman
Rechy, author of City of Night, writes openly about his life as a Mexican-American, in a powerful story that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century. Resonating with fierce individualism and utter...
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback
In her first novel in nine years, New York Times -bestselling author Kingsolver tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the 20th century's...
The ultimate cookbook of authentic and traditional Tuscan dishes.
Kosher Revolution: New Techniques and Great Recipes for Unlimited Kosher Cooking
Thanks to the availability of sophisticated kosher ingredients and food-savvy kosher cookbooks, kosher cooks are able to cook any kosher recipe at home. No cookbook, however, has taken the logical next step-to show cooks how to...
Fast Forward: Fashion
256 pages of cutting-edge fashion from today's youngest, most daring fashion designers. Imagery from the catwalk.
Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns
Albert Einstein proved to us that E=MC2. Marilyn Monroe convinced us that gentlemen prefer blondes and that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Elvis Presley showed us how to swivel our hips to old-time rock 'n' roll. Through...
The Dream of the Celt
Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueno del Celta.
Italics Italian Art Between Tradition And Revolution 1968-2008
Toward the Setting Sun: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, and the Race for America
The untold story of the rivalries and alliances between
Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and John Cabot during the
Age of Exploration.When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire
in 1453, the long-established trade...
Origins A Memoir
In this sensitive if mildly overwritten memoir of long-held
secrets, betrayal and denial, Maalouf, who won the 1993 Prix
Goncourt for Rock of Tanios, traces his familial history from a
tiny mountainside village in Lebanon to...
Day Out of Days: Stories
From one of nation's most acclaimed and inimitable writers comes a collection of tales set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become...
The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times
Explores the entrepreneur's role in society from antiquity to the present. Addressing social and institutional influences from a historical context, this title includes chapters that examine entrepreneurship during a particular...
Federico Barocci: Allure and Devotion in Late Renaissance Painting
Federico Barocci was among the most admired painters in 16-century Italy. This study relates Barocci's achievements to transformations in the theory and practice of painting during an era in which pictorial developments generated...
In a Heartbeat
Takes us on a journey of faith and love - and teaches us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.
Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries
From one of today's leading Muslim scholars, this compelling
look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the
centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic
cultures and beliefs. The...
Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings
It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother...
Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There is - Perfect Hill Towns, Splendid Palazzos, Rustic Farmhouses, Glorious Gardens, Authentic Cuisine, Great Wines, Intriguing Shops, Astounding Art, Luxurious Hotels, Hidden Discoveries
Focuses on the essence of Tuscany. This work takes the reader to discover charming Renaissance villages with nary a person in sight, to tiny trattorias that make unforgettable meals, to a linen shop with hand-woven treasures not...
Christian World, The
In this cogent volume, renowned Christian historian Martin Marty
delivers a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it
spread from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the
This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers.
The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire
In 1876, Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England. In this utterly engaging account of obsession, greed, and betrayal, Jackson brings to life a...
The Monastery Garden Cookbook: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Home Cook
Brother Victor offers more simple and elegant vegetable recipes.
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, an acclaimed historian brings to life the remarkable story of Samuel de Champlain--soldier, spy, artist, and Father of New France.
Elemental Art Of The Indonesian Archipelago
Companion to the exhibition, Elemental Art of the Indonesian
Archipelago Selections from the Collection of Mingei International
Museum. 2005. 250 pages. 162 color illustrations by Lynton Gardiner
with a commentary, Realm of the...
High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction
Featuring a selection of contemporary fashion photography, this title takes us on a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. It explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels...
The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon’s Greatest Army
At the height of his power, Napoleon was unstoppable. But the tiny typhus microbe would test Napoleon to his limit. This work tells the tale of these two unstoppable historical forces meeting on the road to Moscow in a clash of...
Franz Kafka's The Castle is one of the greatest modern novels, famous for its dreamlike quality and its richness of interpretative possibility.
The Escape of Sigmund Freud
A month after the Nazis took over Austria on March 12, 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For eighty-two- year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed commissar was a...
Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
Presents the story of the formula - zero equals e[pi] i+1 long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty. This book shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. It discusses many sophisticated...
Dismantling the Empire
Explores such subjects as the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever...
Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its
American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable
ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable
houses, its residents live out the...
The Age of Chivalry: The Story of Medieval Europe, 950 to 1450
An illustrated history of medieval Europe from the close of the Dark Ages to the invention of printing.
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
From the influential and hugely popular New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed.
Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands
Intends to capture imagery reflecting three key visual elements of the lands of the Vikings - landscapes, wildlife, and human footprint - focusing on regions that transect the Arctic Circle, specifically Alaska, northern Canada,...
1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
A sweeping, hugely readable account of history's biggest ecological invasion,when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia.
London's most successful journalist, Harold Cleaver abandons home, partner, mistresses, and television, in the quest to climb above the noise line, and to get beyond the interminable clamour of the public voice. Weeks later,...
The Rivered Earth
Contains four libretti that is to be set to music. This title includes: Songs in Time of War , Shared Ground , The Traveller and Seven Elements , that take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty...
Relaxation Revolution: Enhancing Your Personal Health Through the Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing
The inventor of The Relaxation Response, presents recent scientific proof on how the mind changes one's DNA, showing readers how they can heal themselves.
Playful and clever, this is the new gloriously imagined novel from China Mieville
The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-Century Domestic Interior
Examines the Western domestic interior from the 1800s to the mid-1890s. This book considers the design of the interior as a whole, making use of original 19th century texts and images to reveal what the designers, producers, shops...
In this superb and original memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local rock muso to international fame as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and...
Perfect Portuguese (Learn Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method)
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
Perfect Polish (Learn Polish with the Michel Thomas Method)
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
Perfect Greek (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)
You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Greek in the same way!
The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs
Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? This book draws together an array of genres to create...
Pearl Jam Twenty
For twenty years, Pearl Jam have done the impossible: never shying from controversy, ever true to themselves, constantly ground-breaking, they remain one of the most popular bands on the planet with over 60m albums sold worldwide....
Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900
Combining accounts of scientific experimentation with stories of showmanship, this book reveals how developments in nineteenth-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze.
Rebels and Traitors
Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...
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