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The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt

CHAPTER ONE: Antisemitism as an Outrage to Common Sense MANY still consider it an accident that Nazi ideology centered around antisemitism and that Nazi ...

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Life on Earth A natural history

David Attenborough

INTRODUCTION Twenty-five years ago, I went to the tropics for the first time. I still recall, with great clarity, the shock of stepping out of the plane and ...

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The Player of Games

Iain M. Banks

Bored with his routine successes, game player Jernau Morat Gurgeh of the Culture travelsto the Empire of Azad in search of more challenging prospects and finds ...

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The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen William Hawking

In a sequel to the best-selling A Brief History of Time, the master physicist explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, ...

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Honest Doubt: Essays on Atheism in a Believing Society

James A. Haught

Journalist James A Haught addresses the secular segment of American society in this interesting collection of incisive essays that give voice to honest doubts about religious beliefs.

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Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists

Sean McDowell, Jonathan Morrow

Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2007), 257. 21. David Berlinski, The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific ...

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Fear and Trembling

Sören Kierkegaard

When the tried oldster drew near to his last hour, having fought the good fight and kept the faith, his heart was still young enough not to have forgotten that ...

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Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

Donald L. Finkel

Each chapter in this book presents a case study, a story, or a sustained image of a teaching situation - a set of "circumstances" that produces significant learning in students. Each makes sense of the title of the book in a particular way.

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The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell

"My purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more ...

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Grendel

John Gardner

The Beowulf story retold from the monster's point of view reveals the darker side of human nature and values

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East of Eden

John Steinbeck

The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of theTrask family in California.

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The Stairway to Heaven: Book II of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)

Zecharia Sitchin

In this second volume of his trailblazing series The Earth Chronicles, Zecharia Sitchin unveils secrets of the pyramids and hidden clues from ancient times to ...

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Thomas Jefferson and the Rhetoric of Virtue

Alan L. Golden

In this volume, James L. Golden and Alan L. Golden undertake the first careful study of Jefferson's rhetorical philosophy and practice.

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Forgotten Realms: The Legend of the Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 1 (v. 1)

R. A. Salvatore, Tim Seeley

This story takes you from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where heleaves his home world and ventures to the unknown.

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The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life

Evan Harris Walker

ISBN: 0-7382-0436-6 Copyright © 2000 by Evan Harris Walker Published by Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group Previously published by Perseus ...

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave Eggars



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A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking

An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the ...

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The Great and Secret Show

Clive Barker

For the first time in trade paperback, this superb novel is being released tocoincidewith the December 1999 hardcover publication of "The Essential CliveBarker ...

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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Richard Dawkins

Lays out evidence in defense of the theory of evolution and provides a summary of evolutionary biology, with detailed explanations of scientific concepts.

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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

John Irving'sA Prayer for Owen Meanyis the inspiring modern classic that introducedtwo of the author's most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in ...

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Flowers of Evil and Other Works/Les Fleurs du Mal et Oeuvres Choisies : A Dual-Language Book (Dover Foreign Language Study Guides)

Charles Baudelaire

Handsome edition includes great French poet's controversial work, "Les Fleurs du Mal," plus prose poems from "Spleen of Paris," critical essays on art, music ...

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The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails



In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, Loftus has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first critically acclaimed book, Why I ...

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The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers Vol 1)

Hunter S. Thompson

'Well . . .yes, and here we go again' Dr Hunter S. ThompsonIndeed we do.

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Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

Lao Tzu



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Death Note, Vol. 1

Tsugumi Ohba



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Walden (Collector's Library)

Henry Thoreau

All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.

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I, Robot

Isaac Asimov

Nine science fiction stories explore the development of robot technology to a perfection by future civilizations.

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The World Without Us

Alan Weisman

"This is one of the grandest thought experiments of our time, a tremendous feat ofimaginative reporting!

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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton

UNA iNCOGNiTA.The unknown moon. A silent sentinel. For all of man's history it had hung overhead, remote, unreachable, unknowable. ...

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The Heart of Darkness (Forgotten Books)

Joseph Cuthbert Conrad

CHAPTER I. HE Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, ...

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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.)

Matt Ridley

Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible ... Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the ...

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Feast of All Saints

Anne Rice

Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Color, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the ...

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The Truth (with jokes)

Al Franken

Picking up where the best-selling Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off, a new work of hard-hitting political satire draws on a wide range of resources to ...

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The Bostonians Volume I

Henry James

The storyline concerns the contest between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political ...

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The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Christopher Hitchens

Presents excerpts on the subject of religion from the writings of such notable non-believers as John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Mark Twain, H. L. ...

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The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World

Alister McGrath

The author challenges beliefs that the modern world is becoming more secular, presenting arguments that demonstrate why atheism cannot provide the moral and ...

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A Season In Hell: An English Translation from the French

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud wrote a few pieces that set french poetry aghast around 1873.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Patrick Suskind

An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any ...

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The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to ...

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The Question of God: An Introduction and Sourcebook

Michael Palmer

George H. Smith, Atheism: The Case against God Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 1989, p. 183. 15. Quoted by Paul Levy, Moore, London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ...

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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 23 (Fullmetal Alchemist (Graphic Novels))

Hiromu Arakawa

When an alchemical ritual goes awry, causing Edward Elric to lose limbs and his brotherto become trapped in a suit of armor, Edward begins a quest to recover ...

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A Time to Kill

John Grisham

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Red and the Black: A Novel of Post-Napoleonic France

Stendhal, Marie Henri 'Stendhal' Beyle

The classic, elegant translation of Stendhal's masterful novel of ambition, desire, and politics in post-Napoleonic France.

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Choke

Chuck Palahniuk

Medical school dropout Victor Mancini comes up with a complicated but ingenious scam to pay for his mother's elder care--pretend to be choking in a restaurant ...

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Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate.

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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

Jay Heinrichs

An introduction to the fine art of rhetoric explains how this important skill can profoundly influence one's success in one personal and professional life, ...

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Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent

Robert F Barsky

(Knowledge 64) So even at this early stage, Chomsky was producing highly original work, which diverged fundamentally from Harris's. In his B.A. thesis he was doing things that were, in his own words, "radically at odds with everything in ...

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How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

Andrew Newberg M.D., Mark Robert Waldman

"How God Changes Your Brain" is a highly practical, easy-to-read guide on the interface between spirituality and neuroscience, filled with useful information that can make your brain and your life better.--Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)

Barack Obama

The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address ...

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The Crying of Lot 49

Thomas Pynchon

When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discoversthat his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization.

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