ISBN 9780804180948
The Last 100 Days

Written by John Toland

Format: eBook

A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people—from Hitler’s personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, and Heinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top...
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ISBN 9780307828828
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Written by Benjamin Franklin
Introduction by Dave Barry

Format: eBook

Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.
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ISBN 9780307828835
In the Land of the Blue Poppies

Written by Frank Kingdon Ward
Preface by Jamaica Kincaid
Edited by Tom Christopher

Format: eBook

A Modern Library Paperback OriginalDuring the first years of the twentieth century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly daring expeditions throughout Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, in search of rare and elusive species of plants. He was responsible for the discovery of numerous varieties previously unknown in Europe and America, including the legendary Tibetan blue poppy, and the introduction of their seeds into the world’s gardens....
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ISBN 9780307824073
The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe

Written by James D. Bulloch
Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern

Format: eBook

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent merchant marine James D. Bulloch to Europe to clandestinely acquire arms and ships for the Confederate navy. His first stop was Britain, a country hedging its bets on who would win the War Between the States and willing to secretly provide the Confederacy with the naval technology to fight the Union on the high seas. Bulloch's mission continued for the length of the war, and his story, told by the man himself, is one of the least-understood aspects...
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ISBN 9780307824066
The Value of Science

Written by Henri Poincare

Format: eBook

More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and nonscientists alike. His lucid and welcoming prose made him the Carl Sagan of his time. This volume...
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ISBN 9780307824059
Man's Place in Nature

Written by Thomas H. Huxley
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould

Format: eBook

Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature, published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin of Species, offers a compelling review of primate and human paleontology, and is the first attempt to apply Darwin’s theory to human beings. As compelling a piece...
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ISBN 9780307824042
The Advancement of Learning

Written by Francis Bacon

Format: eBook

Francis Bacon, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher, remains one of the most effectual thinkers in European intellectual history. We can trace his influence from Kant in the 1700s to Darwin a century later. The Advancement of Learning, first published in 1605, contains an unprecedented and thorough systematization of the whole range of human knowledge. Bacon’s argument that the sciences should move away from divine philosophy and embrace empirical observation would forever change the way philosophers...
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ISBN 9780307786760
The Unprejudiced Palate

Written by Angelo M. Pellegrini
Edited by Ruth Reichl
Foreword by Mario Batali

Format: eBook

First issued in 1948, when soulless minute steaks and quick casseroles were becoming the norm, The Unprejudiced Palate inspired a seismic culinary shift in how America eats. Written by a food-loving immigrant from Tuscany, this memoir-cum-cookbook articulates the Italian American vision of the good life: a backyard garden, a well-cooked meal shared with family and friends, and a passion for ingredients and cooking that nourish the body and the soul.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ISBN 9780307769657
The Art of the Moving Picture

Written by Vachel Lindsay
Afterword by Kent Jones
Introduction by Stanley Kauffmann

Format: eBook

"In the field of film aesthetics, it is the first important American work, still important--The Art of the Moving Picture is astonishing."--Stanley KauffmannWritten in 1915, The Art of the Moving Picture by poet Vachel Lindsay is the first book to treat movies as art. Lindsay writes a brilliant analysis of the early silent films (including several now lost films). He is extraordinarily prescient about the future of moviemaking--particularly about the business, the prominence of technology,...
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ISBN 9780307769664
Green Thoughts

Written by Eleanor Perenyi
Edited by Michael Pollan
Introduction by Allen Lacy

Format: eBook

This collection of essays covers an enormous range of gardening subjects and it will charm and instruct gardeners everywhere.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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