Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION
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
Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?
Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting "Fire!"
*Andrew C Revkin: Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice
*Philip Stott: Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice
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
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