By Carl Hiaasen
"Takes readers on a head-shaking romp via a south Florida that they might not locate in any vacationer brochure. . . . Hiaasen's writing is brave and the ambitions unending: politicians, municipal staff, judges, lobbyists, zoning forums, evangelists, athletic franchises, environmental scofflaws, Disney, the NRA, vast Tobacco. . . . Pulls no punches and retains his humorousness and outrage firmly intact."--Publishers Weekly
"These sharp, fun items ascertain Hiaasen's prestige as a chicken so rare--the funny renowned novelist with an acutely severe social perspective--that he is essentially an endangered species."--Kirkus Reviews
"He writes approximately politics and politicians, crime and criminals, traditional humans and amazing humans, and many simply undeniable south Florida weirdness. . . . besides Kick Ass, this is without doubt one of the top collections of occasional journalism released in fresh years."--Booklist (starred review)
By S. T. Joshi
Bestsellers were with us for greater than a century, ever because the first bestseller record seemed in 1895. yet they've got acquired unusually little awareness from critics. what sort of books turn into bestsellers? Why do humans learn them? have they got literary price or are they simply the literary an identical of crossword puzzles? S. T. Joshi, a number one critic of horror, fable, and secret fiction, devotes his realization to those and different concerns, exhibiting that bestsellers emerged purely with the appearance of near-universal literacy and the elevated rest time one of the lots. Joshi is additionally conscious that almost all bestsellers fall into the types of style fiction: romance (Danielle metal, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Nora Roberts); secret (Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell); suspense (James Patterson, Nelson DeMille); espionage (Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler); horror (Stephen King, Dean Koontz); etc.
By Madeleine L'Engle
"Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?" is Madeleine L'Engle's lively safeguard of the accountability of kid's literature to confront tricky questions, as she did in all her paintings, fairly her masterpiece A Wrinkle in Time. This publication comprises the textual content of her recognized speech in addition to her advent to the twenty-fifth anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time and a facsimile of a bankruptcy from the unique manuscript with Madeleine's notations.
By Tim Cahill
Cahill is excellent! he's the P.J. O'Rourke of the outside! Fearless and hell-bent on overcoming all stumbling blocks in his direction, Cahill takes us to the oddest and scariest adventures nature has to provide.
By Albert Einstein
An inspiring selection of essays, within which Albert Einstein addresses the themes that involved him as a scientist, thinker, and humanitarian
Divided through topic matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.—these essays examine every thing from the necessity for a “supranational” governing physique to manage warfare within the atomic age to freedom in study and schooling to Jewish historical past and Zionism to reasons of the physics and medical idea that introduced Albert Einstein global reputation. all through, Einstein’s transparent, eloquent voice offers an idealist’s imaginative and prescient and relays advanced theories to the layperson.
Einstein’s essays proportion his philosophical ideals, medical reasoning, and hopes for a brighter destiny, and exhibit how one of many maximum minds of all time totally engaged with the altering global round him.
This approved publication beneficial properties infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the Albert Einstein data on the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem.
Camus' landmark novel strains the aftermath of a surprising crime and the guy whose destiny is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. This ebook provides readers with a brand new form of protagonist, a guy not able to go beyond the tedium and inherent absurdity of daily life.
By Max Horkheimer
Those essays, written among 1949 and 1967, specialise in a unmarried subject: the triumph within the 20th century of the state-bureaucratic gear and ‘instrumental cause’ and the concomitant liquidation of the person and the elemental social associations and relationships linked to the person.
By Tom Brokaw
Who we're, the place we’ve been, and the place we have to cross now, to recapture the yank dream
Now with a brand new Foreword through the author
“The top presentation of the demanding situations dealing with the country—and the potential solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke
Tom Brokaw, recognized and liked for his landmark paintings in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The maximum Generation and Boom!, now turns his recognition to the demanding situations that face the United States within the new millennium, to provide reflections on how we will repair America’s greatness.
Rooted within the values, classes, and verities of generations earlier and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves jointly inspiring tales of usa citizens who're creating a distinction and private tales from his family background, to have interaction us in a talk approximately our nation and to proportion principles for the way we will revitalize the promise of the yank Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family members, group, and civic engagement as profound because the person who helped win international struggle II, equipped our postwar prosperity, and ushered within the Civil Rights period, Brokaw strains the fascinating, unnerving adjustments in smooth life—in values, schooling, public provider, housing, the net, and more—that have remodeled our society within the many years because the age of thrift within which he used to be raised. In delivering rules from americans who're swap brokers of their groups, Brokaw provides us a nourishing imaginative and prescient of hopefulness in an age of reduced expectations.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Inspiring stories of ways humans from varied walks of lifestyles have came across how one can be of provider to their groups and country.”—Walter Isaacson
By Adam Parfrey
"Apocalypse Culture is obligatory analyzing for all these inquisitive about the main issue of our instances. a unprecedented assortment not like something i've got ever encountered. those are the terminal records of the 20th century."—J.G. Ballard
By Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron returns along with her first ebook because the fantastic luck of I think undesirable approximately My Neck, taking a hilarious examine the earlier, the current, and the longer term, bemoaning the vicissitudes of contemporary lifestyles, and recalling along with her signature readability and knowledge every thing she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.
Filled with insights and observations that immediately ring true—and may have come purely from Nora Ephron—I be mindful Nothing is natural pleasure.