Category Archives: Reference & Collections

Magill’s Survey of World Literature

This title is a unique combination of biography and critical analysis, covering major writers from outside the United States and their significant works in fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. A companion to the award-winning Magill’s Survey of American Literature, this … Continue reading

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Visual Writing

Visual Writing helps weak writers become better writers and strong writers become stronger, because it teaches everyone to harness the power of “visual maps,” the graphic organizers that lead to effective communication. With this book, you’ll learn how to organize … Continue reading

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African American Pioneers of Baseball: A Biographical Encyclopedia

When Jackie Robinson became the first African American player in major league baseball in 1947, elbowing aside the league’s policies of segregation that had been inviolate for 60 years, he became a symbol of opportunity and acceptance for African American … Continue reading

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World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary (Facts on File Library of World History)

Grossman has written several other dictionaries and encyclopedias on military and political issues. His latest effort is a biographical reference covering military leaders from Ramses II of ancient Egypt around the time of 1290 BC to General Tommy Franks, who … Continue reading

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Islam: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear andconcise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on keyissues including: the Qur’an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky (Reaktion Books – Critical Lives)

“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.” This declaration by Noam Chomsky exemplifies the uncompromising radicalism that has long defined his life and work. A linguist, philosopher, … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander’s Empire

Containing over 800 concise biographies of individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander, this book is the only complete collection of its kind available in English. The entries range from leading commanders in Alexander’s … Continue reading

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Bulls, Bears, Boom, and Bust: A Historical Encyclopedia of American Business Concepts

Bulls, Bears, Boom, and Bust: A Historical Encyclopedia of American Business Concepts translates the language of business in an engaging, compelling way. From mercantilism to microchips, indentured servants to venture capitalists, William Penn to Bill Gates, this one-of-a-kind lexicon provides … Continue reading

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Lives of the Laureates, Fourth Edition: Eighteen Nobel Economists

Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought, as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The essays not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our … Continue reading

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Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa

This book is ideal for anyone who would like to read about the lives of some of the most remarkable physicists born since the second half of the seventeenth century. Each of the fifty-five physicists profiled have made important contributions … Continue reading

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