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The Great American Read: The Book of Books

The Great American Read: The Book of Books

Author: PBS
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316417548
Pages: 288
Year: 2018-08-21
A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.
Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374302030
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-01-20
Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. This title has Common Core connections.
The Dante Club

The Dante Club

Author: Matthew Pearl
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812971043
Pages: 380
Year: 2004
In 1865, the preparations of the Dante Club--led by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes--to release the first translation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" are threatened by a series of murders that re-create episodes from "Inferno."
A Thousand Days

A Thousand Days

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547524501
Pages: 1120
Year: 2002-06-03
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner: 鈥淥f all the Kennedy books . . . this is the best.鈥 鈥擳ime Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy throughout his presidency鈥攆rom the long and grueling campaign to Kennedy鈥檚 tragic and unexpected assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald. In A Thousand Days, Schlesinger combines intimate knowledge as one of President Kennedy鈥檚 inner circle with sweeping research and historic context to provide a look at one of the most legendary presidential administrations in American history. From JFK鈥檚 battle with Nixon during the 1960 election, to the seemingly charmed inaugural days, to international conflict and domestic unrest, Schlesinger takes a close and fond, but unsparing, look at Kennedy鈥檚 tenure in the White House, covering well-known successes, like his involvement in the Civil Rights movement; infamous humiliations, like the Bay of Pigs; and often overlooked struggles, like the Skybolt missile mix-up, alike. Praised by the New York Times as 鈥渁t once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance,鈥 A Thousand Days is not only a fascinating look at an American president, but a towering achievement in historical documentation.
Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140505393
Pages: 32
Year: 1985
Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.
This Is a Book

This Is a Book

Author: Demetri Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 160941876X
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-04-25
From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.
All Over But the Shoutin'

All Over But the Shoutin'

Author: Rick Bragg
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606196773
Pages:
Year: 1998
A correspondent for "The New York Times" recounts growing up in the Alabama hills, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from poverty and ignorance
The Book

The Book

Author: Amaranth Borsuk
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262346893
Pages: 344
Year: 2018-04-27
The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. Contrary to the many reports of its death (which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e-readers), the book is alive. Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term 鈥渂ook鈥 commonly refers to both medium and content. And the medium has proved to be malleable. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.
The Book

The Book

Author: Nicole Howard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031333028X
Pages: 171
Year: 2005
Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.
Dianetics

Dianetics

Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1457210894
Pages: 428
Year: 1968
SYNOPSIS The bolt from the blue that began a worldwide movement. For here is L. Ron Hubbard鈥檚 landmark book presenting his discovery of the reactive mind that underlies and enslaves Man. It鈥檚 the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurity. And here is the way to get rid of it and achieve the long sought goal of Clear. This is the complete handbook of Dianetics procedure and, with it, any two reasonably intelligent people can break the chains that have held them prisoner to the upsets and trauma of the past. A bestseller for more than half a century and with tens of millions of copies in print, translated in more than fifty languages and used in more than 100 countries of Earth, Dianetics is indisputably the most widely read and influential book about the human mind ever written. And for that reason, it will forever be known as Book One. FULL DESCRIPTION Containing discoveries heralded as greater than the wheel or fire, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 50 years. And with over 20 million copies in print, generating a movement that spans over 100 nations, it鈥檚 indisputably the most widely read and influential book ever written about the human mind. Here is the anatomy and full description of the reactive mind, the previously unknown source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities which enslave Man. This book shows you how to get rid of it, and so achieve something Man has previously only dreamed of: the State of Clear. Among the discoveries herein: The Goal of Man The Dynamic Principle of Existence鈥攖he one word that motivates all living things The Four Dynamics鈥攖he drives upon which all of life is compartmented The Descriptic Graph of Survival鈥攔evealing one鈥檚 true potential and how to achieve it The discovery of and complete anatomy of the reactive mind The painful experiences鈥攅ngrams鈥攃ontained in the reactive mind which command one to act irrationally against their own wishes and goals The impact of prenatal engrams鈥攚hat took place before you were born and how it鈥檚 influenced you ever since The complete Dianetics procedure to discover and eradicate these harmful experiences so they never affect you again, revealing the one person you鈥檝e always wanted to know鈥攜ou.
The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss

The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss

Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 030797586X
Pages: 24
Year: 2012-08
Hit the road reading with Dr. Seuss! Tucked inside this cute little blue box topped with a plastic handle and secured by a tuck closure are board book editions of the classic Dr. Seuss titles Hop on Pop; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; and The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Ideal for the holidays, new mothers, and happy occasions of all kinds, this is a literacy-nurturing gift that babies can literally sink their teeth into!
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Author:
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ISBN:
Pages: 571
Year: 1840

Business Law

Business Law

Author: Robert W. Emerson
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764119842
Pages: 708
Year: 2004
Here are understandable explanations of subjects related to business law and the legal environment. Separate chapters discuss the origin and nature of law, contracts in their many forms, negotiable instruments, banking procedures, types of business organization, legal definitions of crimes and torts, the concept of property, environmental law, labor-management relations law, intellectual property and computer law, and more. Business Review books are designed for classroom use, but are also valuable as self-teaching volumes for businesspersons engaged in various fields. When used in college business courses, these titles make fine supplements to main textbooks. Instructors in adult education and brush-up programs often choose these books as their main classroom text. Each title includes review questions with answers.

Ceremony

Ceremony

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143104918
Pages: 243
Year: 1977
On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II. Reader's Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.