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Patient, Heal Thyself: How "New Medicine" Puts the Patient in Charge by Robert M. Veatch

Autonomy Amuck

A review by Sherwin B Nuland

Long regarded as central to the contemporary understanding of medical ethics are four principles that must be satisfied in order to fulfill the requirements of moral decision-making. These principles are autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. These terms are generally interpreted by ethicists in the following way: autonomy refers to the freedom of the patient to decide what is in his best interests, without interference from others; justice is the notion that no one should be deprived of any benefit to which he has a right, amounting, therefore, to fairness and equal opportunity in the way each individual is treated; beneficence is the physician's obligation to do only what will protect and promote the patient's well-being; and non-maleficence is the physician's obligation to avoid any undue harm to the patient.

In an ideal world, these principles would guide every transaction that takes place between doctor and patient, regardless of how seemingly insignificant it...

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Rosenfeld's Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing by Steven J. Zipperstein

"Zetland: By a Character Witness" may not be the best fifteen pages that Saul Bellow wrote, but it is surely the most concentratedly, turbulently Bellovian. "Yes, I knew the guy," the story begins. "We were boys in Chicago. He was wonderful." Instantly the reader is plunged into an accelerated tour ...

Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev

If one were trying to define the lowest point in the long and venerable tradition of American anti-communism, surely it came in 2003, with the publication of Ann Coulter's Treason. Coulter's "thesis" in this work of cut-and-paste-from-the-Internet history was that a straight line could be drawn...

Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe by Arianna Huffington

I. When did you last read a book or an essay or a post that claimed America, or modern civilization, or "the West," was in decline, or that the United States had "lost" its innocence, or that it was "falling behind" in its educational standards, or that comity has tragically disappeared from a...

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch

'I am one of those people who could die for his religion sooner than take a bath for it," Flannery O'Connor wrote during the spring of 1958, after her rich Savannah cousin Katie Semmes had paid for a pilgrimage to the healing waters of Lourdes for O'Connor, who was suffering from lupus, and for her ...

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

There is now a long shelf of books about Warren Buffett, but this is the first time he has gone to any trouble to add to it. Reportedly Buffett now regrets his decision -- he has apparently put some fresh distance between himself and his official biographer. If so, it's not hard to see why. Alice...

Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 (09 Edition) by Thomas E. Ricks

I. From centrality to banality: perhaps no other event in modern American history has gone from being contentious to being forgotten as quickly as the war in Iraq. Remember the war? It consumed a trillion American dollars, devoured a hundred thousand Iraqi lives, squandered a country's...

Lowboy by John Wray

Craigslist has a section called "Missed Connections," with posts about exactly that. The settings vary. Connections are missed in line at the drugstore or the bank or the movie theater, in the street, on the bus and the train, at concerts, airports, sporting events, at bars and coffee shops. And a...

Franz Kafka: The Office Writings by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883 into an assimilated German-speaking middleclass Jewish family. He died of tuberculosis of the larynx in 1924, just short of his forty-first birthday, in Kierling, a small resort north of Vienna. Except for six months at the very end, when he escaped to Berlin...

Europe Between the Oceans: themes and variations: 9000 BC-AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe

Playmobil, the German company that specializes in detailed snap-together plastic toys, makes a Viking ship. Seventeen inches long and five wide, with six sweep oars, a steering oar, and a single movable square sail, the toy precisely models surviving Viking ships in museums in Roskilde, Denmark and ...

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

The economics profession has been greatly embarrassed by the economic crisis. The crisis began last September, with the crash of the banking industry (broadly defined, as it should be in this deregulatory era, to include investment banks and other financial intermediaries besides commercial banks), ...

Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness by Mark S. Micale

Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914 by Robert Gildea

Dusty!: Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson

Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity by Lila Corwin Berman

Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis Odriscoll

The Rules of the Game by Leonard Jr Downie

We Look Like the Enemy: The Hidden Story of Israel's Jews from Arab Lands by Rachel Shabi

Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid by Simon Armitage

2666: A Novel by Roberto Bolano

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth by Robert C. Ellickson

Law and Judicial Duty by Philip Hamburger

The Future of the Internet And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia by John Garrard

A Mercy: A Novel by Toni Morrison

Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing by Russell G. Foster

Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life by Timothy W Ryback

Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where To Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life (08 Edition) by Richard Florida

Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American by Jonathan B. Imber

On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship by Nancy L. Rosenblum

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman

Memoirs: Hans Jonas (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry) by Hans Jonas

Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems by Durs Grunbein

Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid Rowland

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed

Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century by Marc Sageman

Love Today by Maxim Biller

Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery Is Transforming Our Lives by Anthony Elliot

Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage by James Cuno

Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention by Gary J. Bass

Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History by Andrew G. Bostom

Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism by Kevin Phillips

Gorky's Tolstoy and Other Reminiscences: Key Writings by and about Maxim Gorky (Russian Literature and Thought) by Maksim Gorky

Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture by Alan Sokal

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says about Us) by Tom Vanderbilt

Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice by Eric Lichtblau

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

How Fiction Works by James Wood

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad by John Stape

Happiness: A Revolution in Economics (Munich Lectures in Economics) by Bruno S. Frey

Collected Poems, 1919-1976 (FSG Classics) by Allen Tate

The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, & Accompani by Adam Thirlwell

Jacob's Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History by David B. Goldstein

The Roman Triumph by Mary Beard

Muqtada: Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker

The Journey Abandoned: The Unfinished Novel by Lionel Trilling

Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea by Richard Kluger

Beautiful Children: A Novel by Charles Bock

Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948 by Hillel Cohen

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust

Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity by Charles Marsh

Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies) by Samuel D. Kassow

The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis

Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life #02: The Public Years by Charles Capper

Madame Proust: A Biography by Evelyne Bloch-dano

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg

The Jewish King Lear: A Comedy in America by Jacob Gordin

They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons by Jacob Heilbrunn

The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder by Allan V., Prof. Horwitz

The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, from the Revolution to the First World War by Graham Robb

Journals 1952-2000 by Arthur M Jr Schlesinger

David Golder, the Ball, Snow in Autumn, the Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky

Ho Chi Minh: From Revolutionary to Icon by Pierre Brocheux

War and Peace by Leo (Pevear & Volokhonsky) Tolstoy

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross

Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s (Library of America #176) by Edmund Wilson

My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas

Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America by Gail Pool

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror by Ian Shapiro

Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle Over Guns (Inalienable Rights #03 by Mark V. Tushnet

The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration by Jack Goldsmith

Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins by Lee Alan Dugatkin

Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man by Jonathan Spence

Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941 by Ian Kershaw

Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur by Ben Kiernan

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

Postal Indiscretions: The Correspondence of Tadeusz Borowski by Tadeusz Drewnowski

Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski

When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine by Barron H., M.d. Lerner

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander

The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

History of the Art of Antiquity (Texts & Documents) by Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero by Lucy Riall

Making War to Keep Peace by Jeane J Kirkpatrick

Jesus in the Talmud by Peter Schafer

Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York by Hilary Ballon

Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee

Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw

Falling Man: A Novel by Don DeLillo

Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life by Hugh Brogan

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism by Michael J Behe

The Life of Kingsley Amis by Zachary Leader

The Ministry of Special Cases: A Novel by Nathan Englander

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolano

Inventing Human Rights: A History by Lynn Hunt

The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. Allawi

What Is the What by Dave Eggers

A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life by George Konrad

Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President by Jill Norgren

Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink

The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 by Dinesh D'Souza

Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space by John R. Bowen

Against the Day: A Novel by Thomas Pynchon

A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz

The Castle in the Forest: A Novel by Norman Mailer

Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York by Adam Gopnik

The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutler

Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 by Michelle P. (edt) Brown

The Aeneid by Virgil and Robert Fagles

A Woman in Jerusalem: A Novel by A. B. Yehoshua

Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses by David S. Landes

Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth by Alessandro Scafi

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

My Name Is Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie

Mao's Last Revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals

Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann

Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean by Gene D. Phillips

Horse Latitudes: Poems by Paul Muldoon

On Truth by Harry Frankfurt

Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) by Sanford Levinson

Whose Freedom?: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea by George Lakoff

Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera by Philip Gossett

Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn by Caroline Moorehead

Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz by Jan T. Gross

Exquisite Corpse: Surrealism and the Black Dahlia Murder by Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss

The Possibility of an Island: A Novel by Michel Houellebecq

White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America by Fintan O'Toole

The Toughest Show on Earth: My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera by Joseph Volpe

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner and Joshua Brown

Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner and Joshua Brown

Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

Black Swan Green: A Novel by David Mitchell

Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt

My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence Between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin by Susan Butler

Terrorist: A Novel by John Updike

Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield

Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova by Elaine Feinstein

Ava Gardner: Love Is Nothing by Lee Server

Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope by Shirin Ebadi

Revolutionary Wealth by Alvin Toffler

Everyman by Philip Roth

Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Americas Constitution a Biography by Akhil Reed Amar

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor

A Godly Hero : The Life of William Jennings Bryan by Michael Kazin

Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald

Kafka by Reiner Stach

Lee Miller: A Life by Carolyn Burke

Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions by Jay Sekulow

Poems of Charles Reznikoff, 1918-1975 (05 Edition) by Charles Reznikoff

The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview by Elizabeth Fox-genovese

The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success by Rodney Stark

Holy Terror (05 Edition) by Terry Eagleton

The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11 by John Yoo

Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco

Almonds to Zhoof: Collected Stories by Richard G Stern

The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs

The Poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Dean and Me: A Love Story by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan

The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991 by Richard Gilman

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

Truth and Predication by Donald Davidson

Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics (In-Formation) by Jenny Reardon

The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy by Bruce A. Ackerman

Slow Man by J M Coetzee

John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds

Henry Adams and the Making of America by Garry Wills

The Turning: New Stories by Tim Winton

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D Kaplan

On Beauty: A Novel by Zadie Smith

Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature by Lewis M Dabney

Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution by Stephen Breyer

Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm

Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy by Peter Schweizer

Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization by Michael Goldman

The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II by Krisztian Ungvary

Specimen Days: A Novel by Michael Cunningham

The Prince of the City by Fred Siegel

A Long Way Down: A Novel by Nick Hornby

Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left by Ronald Radosh

Augustine: A New Biography by James J Odonnell

The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets by Michael Schmidt

Porn Generation (05 Edition) by Shapiro

Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition by Robert W Merry

What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 by Kenneth R Feinberg

The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today by Steven Malanga

Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs by Ron Hira

Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season by Matt Taibbi

And One More Thing Before You Go... by Maria Shriver

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? by Michael Eric Dyson

Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done about It by Martha Burk

Smut: A Sex Industry Insider (and Concerned Father) Says Enough Is Enough by Gil Reavill

Saturday by Ian McEwan

Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire by Matthew Fraser

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew Bacevich

China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World by Ted Fishman

Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, The Business of News and the Danger to Us All by Tom Fenton

Bringing the Jobs Home: How the Left Created the Outsourcing Crisis - And How We Can Fix It by Todd G Buchholz

No Place To Hide (05 Edition) by Robert O'harrow

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R Stone

Afterburn by Zane

Monumental Propaganda by Vladimir Voinovich

By Order of the President by W E B Griffin

Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show by Rachel Shteir

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln by C A Tripp

A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet

Citizen Girl: A Novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia by Richard Overy

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

From Darkness to Light: Class, Consciousness, & Salvation in Revolutionary Russia (Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies) by Igal Halfin

Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste by Mark Stuart Weiner

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

One Matchless Time William Faulkner by Jay Parini

Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #12) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Author, Author by David Lodge

Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick

American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare by Jason Deparle

The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief by Richard W Barber

Scattered Crumbs by Muhsin Al-ramli

The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich

Jesus in Beijing (03 Edition) by David Aikman

Lost City (NUMA Files) by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen: A Guide to 100 Years of Films, DVDs, and Videocassettes Featuring Operas, Opera Singers, and Operettas by Ken Wlaschin

Their Last Battle: The Fight for the National World War II Memorial by Nicolaus Mills

My Life by Bill Clinton

On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense by David Brooks

The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications by Paul Starr

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

The Master by Colm Tóibín

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki

Five People You Meet in Heaven (03 Edition) by Mitch Albom

Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins

Collected Poems of Weldon Kees ((3RD)03 Edition) by Weldon Kees

Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World by Davy (edt) Rothbart

Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman

Napoleon: A Political Life by Steven Englund

Lincoln's Constitution by Daniel A. Farber

The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History by David Freedberg

A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967 by Rachel Cohen

The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams

Absolute Friends by John le Carré

Making Americans : Jews and the Broadway Musical (04 Edition) by Andrea Most

The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944 by Robert Katz

Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling

American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon by Stephen Prothero

The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence by T H Breen

In Ruins: A Journey Through History, Art, and Literature by Christophe Woodward

Reds: McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America by Ted Morgan

The Rules of Engagement by Anita Brookner

Hitler's Second Book by Adolf Hitler

That Man: An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert H Jackson

Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C. J. Walker by Beverly Lowry

The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959 by Anthony David

I Tatti Renaissance Library #08: Momus by Leon Battista Alberti

The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness by Virginia Postrel

The Cosmos Trilogy by Frederick Seidel

A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love by Richard Dawkins

The Colossus of New York: A City in 13 Parts by Colson Whitehead

A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love by Richard Dawkins

Growing Up Fast by Joanna Lipper

A Whistling Woman by A S Byatt

In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton

Family Circle: The Boudins and the Aristocracy of the Left by Susan Braudy

Winnicott: Life and Work by F Robert Rodman

No Excuses : Closing the Racial Gap in Learning (03 Edition) by Stephan Thernstorm

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century by Robert Darnton

Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln by Mark A. Noll

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling

The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn by Diane Ravitch

Crabwalk by Gunter Grass

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece by Debra Hamel

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History by James A Morone

The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria

Mortals by Norman Rush

Alan Lomax: Selected Writings 1934-1997 with CDROM by Alan Lomax

Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance by Peter H Schuck

The Light of Day by Graham Swift

W.C. Fields: A Biography by James Curtis

The Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art by E. H. Gombrich

Mordecai by Emily Bingham

Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation by Philip J Hilts

Silence on the Mountain: A Story of Terror and Forgetting in the Coffee Fields of Guatemala by Daniel Wilkinson

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

Palestinian People P by Baruch S. Kimmerling

Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

The Passions of Andrew Jackson by Andrew Burstein

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin

A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America by Lizabeth Cohen

Pushkin's Children: Writing on Russia and Russians by Jamey Gambrell

Gershom Scholem: A Life in Letters, 1914-1982 by Gershom Scholem

A Lawyer's Life by Johnnie L Cochran

Creative Destruction by Tyler Cowen

Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear by Paul Fussell

A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking by Samuel Fuller and Jerome Rudes and Christa Lange Fuller

The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout

High and Mighty: SUVs: The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way by

American Studies by Louis Menand

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford

Ignorance by Milan Kundera

First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life by Kenneth W. Starr

Irish on the Inside: In Search of the Soul of Irish-America by Tom Hayden

How to Be Alone: Essays by Jonathan Franzen

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Romantics at War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism by George P. Fletcher

Sexual Revolution in Early America by Richard Godbeer

Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker by Anthony Lane

The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired by Francine Prose

The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel by Hillel Halkin

After Nature (Modern Library) by Winfried Georg Sebald

The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter

Why Terrorism Works Understanding The by Alan M Dershowitz

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro

The Emerging Democratic Majority by John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira

Why I Am a Catholic by Garry Wills

Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism #20: Beyond the Conceivable: Studies on Germany, Nazism, Holoc by Dan Diner

The God of Hope and the End of the World by John Polkinghorne

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren

The Birth of Pleasure by Carol Gilligan

Ulysses (Vintage International) by James Joyce

The Black Veil by Rick Moody

The Double Bond: Primo Levi - A Biography by Carole Angier

Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited by Charles Taylor

Deep in a Dream by James Gavin

The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy by Strobe Talbott

Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881 by Joseph Frank

Power Politics by Arundhati Roy

A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou

Our Posthuman Future : Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (02 Edition) by Francis Fukuyama

Metamorphosis and Identity by Caroline Walker Bynum

Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual by Jerry Gafio Watts

Special Providence : American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (01 Edition) by Walter Russell Mead

The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern by Carla Hesse

Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth by Susan Walker

The Haunting of L. by Howard Norman

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life by Sheldon S. Wolin

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel

Kierkegaard: A Biography by Alastair Hannay

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word by Randall Kennedy

Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Rudiger Safranski

Iris Murdoch: A Life by Peter Conradi

Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline by Richard A Posner

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