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The Judge: A Life Of Thomas Mellon, Founder Of A Fortune - James Mellon

Lawyer, judge, banker, classics professor, and councilman, Thomas Mellon greatly influenced the fortunes of his hometown, Pittsburgh, throughout the nineteenth century. In the process, he became one of the city's most important business leaders, a......

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Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary Mccarthy, And The Failure Of Public Conversation In America - Alan Ackerman

In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy's commen......

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Sunday: A History Of The First Day From Babylonia To The Super Bowl - Craig Harline

The mere mention of "Sunday" will immediately conjure up a rich mix of memories, associations, and ideas for most anyone of any age. Whatever we think of-be it attending church, reading a bulky newspaper, eating brunch, or watching football-Sunday......

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Conversions: Two Family Stories From The Reformation And Modern America - Craig Harline

This powerful and innovative work by a gifted cultural historian explores the effects of religious conversion on family relationships, showing how the challenges of the Reformation can offer insight to families facing similarly divisive situations......

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The Shadow Of A Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation Of The King James Bible - Harold Bloom

The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary tour. Distilling the insights acquired from a significa......

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Petersburg Fin De Siècle: The Darkening Landscape Of Modern Times, 1905-1917 - Mark D. Steinberg

The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described......

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G. Evelyn Hutchinson And The Invention Of Modern Ecology - Nancy G. Slack

Stephen J. Gould declared G. Evelyn Hutchinson the most important ecologist of the twentieth century. E. O. Wilson pronounced him ";one of the few scientists who could unabashedly be called a genius."; In this fascinating book, Nancy G. Slack pres......

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Russia's Cold War: From The October Revolution To The Fall Of The Wall - Jonathan Haslam

The phrase ";Cold War"; was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics: ";We may be heading not for a general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity."; The S......

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The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy And Reality Of An American Icon - Leo Braudy

Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour and star power. To so many who see its image, the sign represents......

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An Empire Of Ice: Scott, Shackleton And The Heroic Age Of Antarctic Science - Edward J. Larson

Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of ......

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Gulag Voices: An Anthology

style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Anne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history;and;presents a collection of the writings of;survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. Although;the openi......

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Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower And The Military-industrial Complex - James Ledbetter

In Dwight D. Eisenhower’s last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the “military-industrial complex,” a mutual dependency between the nation’s industrial base and its military structure that ha......

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Explorers Of The Nile: The Triumph And Tragedy Of A Great Victorian Adventure - Tim Jeal

Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet's most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and......

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Alfred Kazin's Journals

At the time of his death in 1998, Alfred Kazin was considered one of the most influential intellectuals of postwar America. What is less well known is that Kazin had been contributing almost daily to an extensive private journal, which arguably co......

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The Age Of Doubt: Tracing The Roots Of Our Religious Uncertainty - Christopher Lane

The Victorian era was the first great “Age of Doubt” and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific discoveries that upended......

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