The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound...

The Frozen Chosen The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir

The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of...

Colossus Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

As Charles Osgood showed in his popular book Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II, sometimes the most intense situations yield the most unexpectedly funny...

Touch and Go A Memoir

At nearly ninety-five, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. In Touch and Go, he offers a memoir that-embodying the spirit of the man himself-is...

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The title story of this collection of short stories features the tale of the “most honest and upright” town of Hadleyburg, whose residents boast of their unsmirched moral...

The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

He has much in common with super-sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, but there's a difference - Judge Dee Jen-djieh was a real person! Gathered here are tales of actual...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Professor Pierre Aronnax is a fortunate though unwilling passenger on the amazing submersible, Nautilus. Its captain, Nemo, hounded by the “civilized” world above water, wages...

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Professor Von Hardwigg found the old Icelandic parchment in a bookstore, and his nephew Harry soon deciphered its secret Runic message: there was a path to the center of the...

The Dawn's Early Light

It took more than a revolution to win true independence: The story of the War of 1812, the United State's second war on England, by a New York Times best-selling historian.At the...

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