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Publisher Comments:

75 Readings Plus is a version of the best-selling 75 Readings that supplies additional guidance for student readers. This text is rhetorically arranged and collects the most popular essays for first-year writing. The readings represent a wide variety of authors, disciplines, issues, and interests, and, at an affordable price, 75 Readings Plus is an excellent value for students.

About the Author

Santi V. Buscemi is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he teaches reading and writing. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and completed studies for the doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of A READER FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS (McGraw-Hill), now in its third edition; AN ESL WORKBOOK (McGraw-Hill); and coauthor with Charlotte Smith of 75 READINGS PLUS (McGraw-Hill). He is also chief author of McGraw-Hill's ALLWRITE!, an interactive computer software program in rhetoric, grammar, and research.

Table of Contents

* indicates new to the Ninth Edition.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1

NARRATION 1

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant

Langston Hughes: Salvation

Maya Angelou: Grandmothers Victory

Malcolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language

Martin Gansberg: Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didnt Call the Police

*Barbara Tuchman: The Plague


Chapter 2

DESCRIPTION

James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown

E.B. White: Once More to the Lake

Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd

Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood

F. Scott Momaday: Revisiting Sacred Ground

Michael Byers: Monuments to Our Better Nature


Chapter 3

PROCESS ANALYSIS

Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall

Richard Marius: Writing Drafts

John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes: Alone on the Hilltop

Edward Abbey: The Serpents of Paradise

*Gretel Ehrlich: Chronicles of Ice


Chapter 4

DEFINITION

Susan Sontag: Womens Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?

Jo Goodwin Parker: What Is Poverty?

Ellen Goodman: The Company Man

Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word

Joe Epstein: The Green-Eyed Monster

*Dagoberto Gilb: Pride


Chapter 5

CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION

Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood

Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America

Judith Viorst: The Truth about Lying

William Lutz: Doublespeak

Jonathan Lethem: 9 Failures of the Imagination

*Luc Sante: What Secrets Tell


Chapter 6

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts

Deborah Tannen: Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers

Mark Twain: Two Views of the Mississippi

Scott Russell Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People

Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong in America

*Henry Blodget: China's Biggest Gamble: Can It Have Capatilism Without Democracy? A Prediction


Chapter 7

EXAMPLE AND ILLUSTRATION

Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Superstition

Edward T. Hall: The Anthropology of Manners

Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space

William Zinsser: Clutter

Bailey White: Forbidden Things

John McPhee: Silk Parachute

*Richard Wiseman: The Search for the Worlds Funniest Joke


Chapter 8

CAUSE AND EFFECT

Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?

Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably

K. C. Cole: The Arrow of Time

Paul Salopek: Shattered Sudan

David Ewing Duncan: DNA as Destiny

*Susan Casey: Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic . . .Are We?


Chapter 9

ANALOGY

Plato: The Myth of the Cave

Alice Walker: Am I Blue?

Horace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison

Annie Dillard: Living Like Weasels


Chapter 10

ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION

ARGUMENT

Economics and Social Responsibility

Barbara Ehrenreich: A Step Back to the Workhouse?

Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor

Jonathan Kozol: The Details of Life


Free Speech

Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?

Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting "Fire!"


Global Warming

*Andrew C Revkin: Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice

*Philip Stott: Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice

PERSUASION

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream

Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic

Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists

Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife

Medicine Grizzlybear Lake: An Indian Fathers Plea


Chapter 11

MIXED STRATEGIES

Stephen J. Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

Amy Tan: Mother Tongue

Lars Eighner: On Dumpster Diving

Andrew Sullivan: This Is a Religious War

Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter

Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme

Frank Bures: Test Day

Product Details

ISBN:
9780077292577
Author:
Buscemi, Santi V
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Other:
Buscemi, Santi V.
Author:
Buscemi, Santi V.
Author:
Buscemi Santi
Author:
Smith Charlotte
Author:
Smith, Charlotte
Subject:
English language
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
buscemi, 75 readings, literature, english, language arts, reader, honors, grade 11, grade 12
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x.90 in. 1.45 lbs.

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