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Literary Essays, Critiques & Biographies

  • Drawn Together : The Biography of Caldecott Award-winning Authors Berta and Elmer Hader

    by Sybilla Cook
    Berta and Elmer Hader were prolific and popular author/illustrators during the 20th century. They worked together to create nearly 100 children’s books, winning the Caldecott Award for THE BIG SNOW, and two Caldecott runners-up. They began as artists in San Francisco, moved to the New York area after World War I, and became the center of a large group of young artists and journalists, such as Rose Wilder Lane and Katherine Ann Porter. These friends visted nearly every weekend, helping them b... more
  • Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age

    by Luke Timmerman
    Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled scientists to see things they couldn't see before and do things they hadn't dreamed of doing. Scientists can now sequence complete human genomes in a day, setting in motion a revolution that is personalizing medicine. Hood, a son of the American West, was an unlikely candidate to transform biology. But with ferocious drive, he led a team at Caltech that developed the automated DNA sequencer, the tool that paved the way for the Human Genome Project.... more
  • Charles Babbage from the Beginging

    by Lucy Simister

    This is a three part story. Firstly Charles Babbage's ancestors through the ages, secondly, his own history - his life as a child and a teenager (and also his family life and his relationship with the remarkable Ada Bryon), and thirdly what inspired him to want to build a computer and his life as an inventor. 

  • Tales of Titans: From Rome to the Renaissance, Vol. I

    by Rich DiSilvio

    Tales of Titans, by award-winning author Rich DiSilvio, brings great historical figures to life with concise yet compelling essays, coupled with engaging narratives that enlighten readers to their miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, that have significantly shaped Western civilization.

    This handsomely illustrated series offers readers brief biographical overviews and cogent analysis, while the quasi-fictional scenarios transport readers into a fascinating pa... more

  • FLESH WOUNDS

    by Linton Robinson
    A book length collection of the cult column of the nineties... plus many bonus pieces, for a bonanza grouping of the famously dark, gritting evocations of urbane decay.
  • Anders Behring Breivik: My Walk Through the Mind of a Christian Terrorist

    by Kali Gwegwe
    For an obviously distressed world, desirous of genuine peace and security, it has now become imperative for political, cultural, and religious leaders to begin looking at all the critical issues that have continued to defy human solutions over the years from a defining perspective. This opinion derives strength from the fact that the world did not come into existence by accident. It is logical therefore to opine that the creator of the universe has solutions to the problems of man and society. A... more
  • Essay Writing Help

    by Edward Wicks
  • What's Your Sexy Sense & Sensibility?: A funny personality quiz on women and relationships, dating advice for women, seeking a m

    by Edward Cavanaugh, Camille Bardo
    Which would you choose between the most mind-blowing sexual experience, the greatest profound emotional connection, or, a genius-level love match? Authors Edward Cavanaugh and Camille Bardo claim it depends on your "style" and they've dropped an irreverent, hilarious, hybrid quiz-essay with asides, diversions, illustrations, quippy neo-modern narrative fractals about sex and romance and a righteous rant against faddish anti-erotic psychobabble (and the cure for this tragedy).
  • A Father's Heart

    by Ray Weaver
    "A Father's Heart", collects stories and songs by singer/songwriter Ray Weaver into a multimedia package that includes links to stream or download nine songs that relate to the stories of family, life and love included in the collection. From heartfelt recollections of Christmases past to rollicking days of hunting wild refrigerators, A Father's Heart looks at parents, grandparents, wives, husbands and, of course, children with tenderness, humour and above all, love.
  • Intended Consequences

    by Robert Lampros
    Intended Consequences is a collection of short essays about faith, life, and Christianity in America. The range of topics includes charity, art, patriotism, addiction, freedom, gratitude, and Bruce Lee.
  • Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate

    by Jeff McArthur
    In 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather went on a murder spree that paralyzed Nebraska, shocked the nation, and left 11 people dead. With him when he was captured was his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend Caril Fugate. The question soon arose, was Caril a kidnapped victim, or a heartless accomplice? Appointed to her case, Attorney John McArthur initially accepted the assignment out of a sense of constitutional duty. But as he delved deeper, he found that the truth was far more complicated than anyone ... more
  • The Artist Who Loved Women: The Incredible Life & Work of Patrick Nagel

    by Rob Frankel
    The first ever biography of Patrick Nagel is complete. As you may know, Nagel took the 1980s by storm only to die suddenly at age 38. He gave the 1980s its look and even though more than two million American homes enjoyed his art, few people even know his name. You know his work. Heck, you probably had some hanging on your wall. The book is titled The Artist Who Loved Women: The Incredible Life & Work of Patrick Nagel, the Most Successful & Anonymous Artist of the 1980s , (ISBN 978692685... more
  • Nelly Calderón Lawrence: La mujer yagán que se casó con el hijo de un misionero inglés

    by Luis Fuentes
    La historia de una mujer indígena que se casó con un misionero inglés en la Patagonia del siglo XIX.
  • The Lyrics of Prince Rogers Nelson/[Icon Symbol]: A Literary Look at a Creative Musical Poet, Philosopher, and Storyteller

    by C Liegh McInnis
    The Lyrics of Prince is an analysis of the lyrical themes, movements, and development of Prince. McInnis seeks to show that Prince is a lyrical talent on par with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Jimi Hendrix. The book shows that Prince is a metaphysical poet attempting to reconcile his individual desires in a strict and confining society. Thus, Prince’s work is a barometer for the sensibilities of the eighties as well as provides insight to the post Civil Rights African American who is gr... more
  • Prose: Essays and Personal Letters

    by C Liegh McInnis
    Prose: Essays and Letters is a collection of essays, lectures, and personal letters by C. Liegh McInnis. Having published essays and articles in close to one hundred journals and newspapers while lecturing at universities and socio-political organizations, McInnis has a body of writings that is diversified and insightful. He uses wit and imagery to enhance the substance of his research. McInnis seeks to provide voice for those who are frustrated with the current state of things. Also, in hi... more

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