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book image The World of Odysseus
World of Odysseus
M.I. Finley
Finley
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The World of Odysseus provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values.
Contributors: Bernard Knox

book image Looking Back
Looking Back
Baker
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In these eleven essays, all originally published in The New York Review of Books, Russell Baker looks back on a group of iconic public figures from his own past.

book image Letters from Russia
Letters from Russia
Astolphe de Custine
Custine
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The Marquis de Custine's record of his trip to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of one of the world's most fascinating and troubled countries.
Contributors: Anka Muhlstein

book image India: A Mosaic
India: A Mosaic
Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein
Silvers
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In this collection, distinguished writers from East and West bring their distinctive perspectives to Indian history, politics and literature.
Contributors: Arundhati Roy

book image Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West
Sacagawea's Nickname
Larry McMurtry
McMurtry
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Once again Larry McMurtry casts a keen and elegaic eye not only on the often harsh truths of the West, but also on the power of western illusions.

book image The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Chaudhuri
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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is an astonishing work of self-discovery and the revelation of a peerless and provocative sensibility.
Contributors: Ian Jack

book image Madame de Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour
Nancy Mitford
Mitford
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Nancy Mitford's delightfully candid biography re-creates the spirit of eighteenth-century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery.
Contributors: Amanda Foreman

book image Classic Crimes
Classic Crimes
William Roughead
Roughead
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Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and Scotland.
Contributors: Luc Sante

book image The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Iona and Peter Opie
Opie
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The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature.
Contributors: Marina Warner

book image India: A Mosaic
India: A Mosaic
Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein
Roy
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Nine essays on India, all originally published in The New York Review of Books.
Contributors: Arundhati Roy