Land of Opportunity?

Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation

by Jennifer L Hochschild

That’s Life!

Last Orders

by Graham Swift

Why Darwin?

Charles Darwin: Voyaging

by Janet Browne

‘The Writingest Explorers’

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Pure and Not So Simple

Constantin Brancusi 1876––1957

an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 8––December 31, 1995, Catalog by Friedrich Teja Bach and Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin

The Myths of Robert Graves

Robert Graves and the White Goddess, 1940–1985

by Richard Perceval Graves

Robert Graves: Life on the Edge

by Miranda Seymour

Robert Graves: His Life and Work

revised and extended edition. and Martin Seymour-Smith

Ah! Sweet History of Life

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

by Johan Huizinga, translated by Rodney J. Payton and Ulrich Mammitzsch

The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance

by John Hale

Rise & Fall of a Revolutionary

Trotsky: The Eternal Revolutionary

by Dmitri Volkogonov, translated and edited by Harold Shukman

Melville’s Fever

Pierre, or the Ambiguities

by Herman Melville, edited by Hershel Parker, pictures by Maurice Sendak

Pierre, or the Ambiguities. Historical Note by Leon Howard and Hershel Parker.

by Herman Melville, edited by Harrison Hayford and Hershel Parker and G. Thomas Tanselle, Historical Note by Leon Howard and Hershel Parker

First Fine Careless Raptor

“Mammals and dinosaurs diverged from a common ancestor about 260 million years ago. Dinosaurs subsequently evolved to fill every possible ecological niche, from which they ruled the earth for 160 million years and became the most successful vertebrates in the history of the planet. During all that time we mammals managed to evolve into nothing larger than a cat.”

Raptor Red

by Robert T Bakker

An Affair to Remember

The Clairmont Correspondence: Letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont, and Fanny Imlay Godwin, Volume I (1808–1834), Volume II (1835–1879)

edited by Marion Kingston Stocking

The Empress of Ice Cream

If fire is the Promethean gift that first made us civilized, ice is a bewildering opposite; it has been tamed only by civilizations so advanced into decadence that they can warp the seasons.

Harvest of the Cold Months: The Social History of Ice and Ices

by Elizabeth David, edited by Jill Norman

Bringing Back a New Hobbes

The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes

edited by Noel Malcolm

Three Discourses: A Critical Modern Edition of Newly Identified Work of the Young Hobbes

by Thomas Hobbes, edited by Noel B Reynolds, edited by Arlene W Saxonhouse

American Photography’s Golden Age

Mathew Brady: American Art Series

Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

by Alexander Gardner

Landscapes of the Civil War: Newly Discovered Photographs from the Medford Historical Society

edited by Constance Sullivan

Jacob A. Riis: Photographer and Citizen

by Alexander Alland

The North American Indians

by Edward Curtis

Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown

by Arnold Genthe and John K Tchen

Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer

by Dorothy Norman

Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography

by Richard Whelan

Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George

by John Szarkowski

Gertrude Käsebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs

by Barbara Michaels

Alvin Langdon Coburn: Symbolist Photographer, 1882––1966

by Mike Weaver

Women at Work: One Hundred and Fifty-Three Photographs

by Lewis W Hine

Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Modern Men and Machines

by Lewis W Hine

Paul Strand: An American Vision

Paul Strand (Aperture Masters of Photography Series, No. 1)

Edward Weston: Forms of Passion

edited by Gilles Mora

Tina Modotti: Photographs

by Sarah M Lowe

Berenice Abbott: Photographs

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: A Modern Vision

American Photographs

by Walker Evans

Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye

by Gilles Mora

Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection

by Judith Keller

Photography Until Now

by John Szarkowski

Photography and the American Scene

by Robert Taft

The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (fifth edition, 1982)

by Beaumont Newhall

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