Metropolitan Life

The Encyclopedia of New York City

edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

Witness to the Fall

Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of The Soviet Union

by Jack F Matlock Jr.

Design for Living

Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America

by Henry Petroski


Sabbath's Theater

by Philip Roth

The Birth of a Nation

Who Are the Macedonians?

by Hugh Poulton

The Christmas Story

“He felt the tickling vacuum that always accompanied the urge to write. In this vacuum something was taking shape, growing. A new, special kind of Christmas…. Same old snow, brand-new conflict….”

Heroes and Hero Worship

Mosaic: Memoirs

by Lincoln Kirstein

Following Balanchine

by Robert Garis

Story of X

In the Cut

by Susanna Moore

Strange and Desperate Cures

Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution

by William R. Newman

The Unexamined Life


edited and designed by Mark Holborn and Dimitri Levas, essay by Arthur C. Danto


by Robert Mapplethorpe, essay by Edmund White

Mapplethorpe: A Biography

by Patricia Morrisroe

Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera

by Jack Fritscher Ph.D.

Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe

by Arthur C. Danto

Odd Man In

Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling

by Thomas Hager

Feet on the Ground

Louis MacNeice

by Jon Stallworthy

The Mystery of Consciousness: Part II

The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

by Francis Crick

Consciousness Explained

by Daniel C. Dennett

The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness

by Gerald M. Edelman

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind

by Gerald M. Edelman

Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness

by Roger Penrose

The Strange, Familiar and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness

by Israel Rosenfield

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