Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is
a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second
half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the
first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating
analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an
intellectual tour de force.
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the
most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York
Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest
place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone
terribly, terribly wrong.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They
are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying;
who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor
working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are
often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the
great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to
the invention of the personal computer.
The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of
us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral
psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have
influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and
Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans,
Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse. Evolutionary
biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based
theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors
actually responsible for history’s broadest patterns.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice
and Men remains one of America's most widely read and beloved
novels. Here is Steinbeck’s dramatic adaptation of his
novel-as-play, which received the New York Drama Critics’
Circle Award for Best Play in 1937-1938 and has featured a number
of actors who have played the iconic roles of George and Lennie on
stage and film, including James Earl Jones, John Malkovich and Gary
From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking bestseller
A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book. a paradigm-
changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness
that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our
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