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What Do Women Want?

When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything...

Franklin's Christmas

This Franklin Activity Book celebrates Christmas at Franklin's house with 30 reusable stickers plus 16 pages of games, activities and puzzles.

Music in the USA

Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion charts a path through American music and musical life using as guides the words of composers, performers, writers and the rest of us...

Aoleon the Martian Girl

Mars wants our cows (yes, cows!), and they're sending an invasion fleet to take them from us. Only Gilbert and Aoleon the Martian Girl stand in their way! Gilbert always longed...

Self-Reg

Today's children are under serious stress - they are under pressure to succeed at school, pressure to fit in, and in regard to social media. Stress can also come from...

Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing

India's first half-century of independence has witnessed the emergence of a glittering new literature. To coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of that independence, Owl Books is...

Criminal: v. 4: Bad Night

"Criminal" is a series of knife-sharp, noir-tinged tales about the people who live on the wrong side of the law.Jacob, a cartoonist and insomniac, is drawn into a web of sex,...

The Boor

Excerpt from The Boor: A Comedy in One Act Play without intermission by Philip Barry. Produced originally by the Theatre Guild at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York. 5 males, 4...

My Diary North and South, 1863, Vol. 2 of 2

Excerpt from My Diary North and South, 1863, Vol. 2 of 2 Down the Mississippi - Hotel at Vicksburg - Dinner - Public meeting - News of the progress of the war - Slavery and...

Alabama in Africa

In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into...


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Ancient Poetry

Excerpt from Ancient Poetry Berkeley has many attractions, but none of which she is more proud of than our "Boy Poet" - a sweet-faced youth of 60 summers - who may be found at...