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Words & Ideas

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories
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Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her trilogy of novels - Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Orange-Prize winning Home and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila - and in her moving essay collection ... read more

The Givenness of Things
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From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. ... read more

Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces by the World's Greatest Writers
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Hailed as 'the indispensable critic' by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and... read more

The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime
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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey--"The ... read more

The Story of Philosophy
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What is happiness, and how does the pursuit of happiness shape our lives? Happiness appears to be a simple emotion, individual and pleasurable, yet the problems associated with happiness in politics, e... read more

On Happiness : New Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
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The Universe is the ultimate in extremes and superlatives. The biggest. The heaviest. The oldest. The most powerful explosions. Even black holes - which can literally lead to regions beyond our infinite Universe! In... read more

Cosmos: An Infographic Book of Space
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Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun ... read more

Words of Wisdom: Philosophy's Most Important Quotations and Their Meaning
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This book discusses a subject of particular resonance today when belief - religious and otherwise - can shape the modern world. Complex theories are brought to life by Grayling's skill and accessible style. ... read more

Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge
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In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to d... read more

Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books That Inspired Them
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INTERCEPT is the previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative, rich with historical details and characte... read more

Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies
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Sudhir Hazareesingh's How the French Think is a warm yet incisive exploration of the French intellectual tradition, and its exceptional place in a nation's identity and lifestyle. Why ... read more

How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People
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In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy's storm-warning s... read more

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
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In this elegant treatise, David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new ... read more

The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
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This is a straightforward, readable look at the problems of the future, how they might interact, and what might be done about them. It is not designed for 'experts', but for everyone. The text rang... read more

Dodging the Steamroller: A Survival Guide for Century 21
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The pitch is the absolute essence of modern business. Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the modern economy and it is human skill which develops them. In pitching for new business, ideas and emotional intelligence dominate. Howe... read more

Life's a Pitch
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A NYTimes.com Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist A jaunty, insightful new book . . . [that] draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storif... read more

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
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The essays collected in this new volume reveal Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid and accessible. He was constitutionally incapable of writing with the opacity of the specialist, but these shorter, more introductory pieces provide th... read more

The Power of Ideas
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