The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780525432852
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Social Science

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Pattaya Dangerous

Author: Trevor Whitehead
ISBN: 1549607774
Release Date: 2017-08-28

An internet romance leads to a holiday of a lifetime for pensioners Doug and Arthur. Friends for fifty years are enticed to Thailand. Not arriving back, it's left to Doug's only son Mario to go to Pattaya and discover what happened to his father and friend. A tale of deception, fraud, murder, friendship, and love. With the help of a retired policeman and hotel owner Stan Bradshaw, the unlikely duo set about bringing a ruthless gang to justice.

Self Help

Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307816894
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Fiction

"Brisk, ironic ... scalpel-sharp.... A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --The New York Times Book Review In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.


Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822237648
Release Date: 2018-02-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Boys Life

Release Date: 1926-06

Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307267450
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143129516
Release Date: 2016

"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--

A History of Psychology in Autobiography

Author: Gardner Lindzey
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1591477964
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

Part of the History of Psychology in Autobiography series, this book takes personal and intellectual journeys of nine eminent people whose research has psychology into the 21st century.

Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories

Author: Rebecca Harding Davis
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 0935312390
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Fiction

You must read this book and let your heart be broken-New York Times Book Review "One of the earliest recognitions in American literature of the existence of the very poor."-Michele Murray, National Observer Suggested for course use in: 19th-century U.S. literature Working-class studies Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) published 12 books and many serialized novels, stories, and essays.


Author: Albert Britt
ISBN: UCAL:$B648551
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Sports


ISBN: UCAL:B3420030
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Sports


Author: Poultney Bigelow
ISBN: CHI:74729321
Release Date: 1915
Genre: Sports

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781910833810
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Fiction

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.