Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award came as no surprise to those of us who had already fallen in love with the mythic, bewitching voices of Lord of Misrule. The characters — and horses — of Indian Mound Downs dwell on a dangerous fringe, powerfully... (read more)
Carey H Cash
On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines. Hiding in... (read more)
Fourteen years after Thursday Next pegged out at Superhoop '88, her Jurisfiction job has been downgraded due to a potential conflict of interest, since her previous adventures are now themselves in print. Thursday's time is spent worrying about her... (read more)
Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in... (read more)
This is a collection of writings by the late Lord Quinton, one of the wittiest and most versatile philosophers of his generation. The first part ranges over the last four hundred years of intellectual history, discussing such thinkers as Francis Bacon... (read more)
Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been... (read more)
Robert S. Cortright
A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art.
With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges.
These are... (read more)
James F Simon
The author of acclaimed books on the bitter clashes between presidents and chief justices—Jefferson and Marshall, Lincoln and Taney—over the character of the nation, constitutional power, slavery, secession and the presidents war... (read more)