These poems are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture.
The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century.
Altering what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins, Holton tells the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate.
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry
of the double helix.
In this affecting memoir, the author tells the story of her two fathers — her dad and her uncle – and her family’s own diaspora between Haiti and the United States.
The history of the CIA from its creation after World War II, through its battles in the cold war and the war on terror, to its near-collapse after 9/ll.
Eleven first-person stories that offer an eclectic overview of the human experience.
A wickedly funny first novel about life in the office.
In her seventh collection, Davis extends her reach as never before in stories that take every form from sociological studies to concise poems.