Religion from the Outside

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

by Daniel C. Dennett

The Power of Ruins


by Louise Glück

The Writer and the Tyrant

You Must Set Forth at Dawn

by Wole Soyinka

Afghanistan: On the Brink

Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy

a report by Barnett R. Rubin

Kabul in Winter: Life without Peace in Afghanistan

by Ann Jones

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Lives of Dr. Johnson

Johnson on the English Language: The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume XVIII

edited by Gwin J. Kolb and Robert Demaria Jr.

Samuel Johnson's Unpublished Revisions to the Dictionary of the English Language: A Facsimile Edition

edited by Allen Reddick

Anniversary Essays on Johnson's Dictionary

edited by Jack Lynch and Anne McDermott

Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking, 1709–1791

by Freya Johnston

Loving Dr. Johnson

by Helen Deutsch

Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary

by Henry Hitchings

The Lives of the Poets

by Samuel Johnson, edited by Roger Lonsdale

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All You Need Is Love

A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

by Michael Kazin

Anna the Great

Anna of All the Russias: The Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

The Sea Around Us

Atlantic History: Concept and Contours

by Bernard Bailyn

The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661

by Carla Gardina Pestana


Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny

by Amartya Sen

Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

by Martha C. Nussbaum

Watch on the Rhine

The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

by David Blackbourn

What Does Olmert Want?

The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967–1977

by Gershom Gorenberg

The Novelist in the Gallery

Still Looking: Essays on American Art

by John Updike

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