Grand Transitions How the Modern World Was Made

What makes the modern world work? The answer to this deceptively simple question lies in four "grand transitions" of civilization—in populations, agriculture, energy, and...

Cross of Snow A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the...

Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics The Key to Understanding How It Solves the Hard Problem of Consciousness and the Paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics

First proposed more than 200 years ago, Schopenhauer's extraordinarily prescient metaphysics—if understood along the lines thoroughly elucidated and substantiated in this...

Farewell Summer

The master of American fiction returns to the territory of his beloved classic, Dandelion Wine—a sequel 50 years in the making Some summers refuse to end . . . October 1st, the...

No Fear of Failure Real Stories of How Leaders Deal with Risk and Change

What if you could have a conversation with the most successful person you can think of?  Say, with the richest man in the world.  Or the CEO of the most recognized brands on the...

Generally Speaking All 33 Columns, Plus a Few Philatelic Words from Keller

For almost three years, novelist and short-story writer Lawrence Block's monthly column, "Generally Speaking," was one of the most popular features in Linn's Stamp News. A general...

50 Children

Two Ordinary Americans. Fifty Innocent Lives. One Unforgettable Journey.In early 1939, few Americans were thinking about the darkening storm clouds over Europe. Nor did they have...

The Boy Detective A New York Childhood

The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as "a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing," and People lauded Kayak Morning as "intimate, expansive and...

Independence The Struggle to Set America Free

No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been...

Bringing Adam Home The Abduction That Changed America

"Les Standiford's account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I've ever...

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