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The Plague
Albert Camus
0679720219
Jan 1975
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The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain. Set in Algeria, in northern Africa, The Plague is a powerful study of human life and its meaning in the face of a deadly virus that sweeps dispassionately through the city, taking a vast percentage of the population with it.

The New York Times Book Review, Stephen Spender
The message is not the highest form of creative art, but it may be of such importance for our time that to dismiss it in the name of artistic criticism would be to blaspheme against the human spirit. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Plague
Albert Camus
0075536498
Feb 1965
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Book Review
A parable of the highest order, The Plague tells the story of a terrible disease that descends upon Oran, Algiers, in a year unknown. After rats crawl from the sewer to die in the streets, people soon begin perishing from terrible afflictions. How the main characters in the book--a journalist, a doctor and a priest--face humanity in the wake of the plague presents one of the book's many lessons. The book deserves to be read on several levels, because the pandemic in The Plague represents any of a number of worldwide catastrophes--both past and future--and the difficult choices everyone must make to survive them. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Stephen Spender
The message is not the highest form of creative art,...


Night Flight
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
0156656051
Mar 1974
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Book Description
In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.


Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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Gilbert Stuart
Carrie Rebora Barratt
0300104952
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Review
The most comprehensive book on Gilbert Stuart to date, this handsome volume focuses on the paintings and career of the most successful portraitist of America’s early national period, including Stuart’s famous images of George Washington.


Tulip Obsessed: Notebook for the Truly Obsessed
Rebecca Cole
0641500572

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James Joyce's Ulysses
Stuart Gilbert
0394700139
Jan 1955
Paperback
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Review
"Of the many efforts made to interpret Joyce's magnum opus, the best by far is that by Stuart Gilbert."

-- Chicago Sunday Tribune

"Most serious Joyce readers owe to Stuart Gilbert their first introduction to the richness and complexity of Ulysses. His monumental pioneer analysis remains an essential Baedeker."

-- Saturday Review

Review
"Of the many efforts made to interpret Joyce's magnum opus, the best by far is that by Stuart Gilbert."

-- Chicago Sunday Tribune

"Most serious Joyce readers owe to Stuart Gilbert their first introduction to the richness and complexity of Ulysses. His monumental pioneer analysis remains an essential Baedeker."

-- Saturday Review

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Caligula and Three Other Plays
Albert Camus
0394702077
Feb 1962
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America's Old Masters
James Thomas Flexner
048627957X
Feb 1994
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From Library Journal
Though Flexner is now recognized as a master, this 1939 title was his first volume on American art. In it he profiles Benjamin West (1738-1820), John Singleton Copely (1738-1815), Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827), and Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). For this edition, 31 of the original illustrations have been rephotographed from new prints, and 38 additional illustrations have been included. A benchmark title for art history collections.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Concise biographies examine painters, wellsprings of their art, interplay of native tradition and European influence, more. 69 halftones. Bibliography.


Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe: A Tribute to Four Decades of Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation
Produced by Jane Goodall Institute
1556709471
November 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Jane Goodall is the most famous primatologist, possibly the most famous field biologist, of the 20th century. Her chimpanzee research did more to increase human knowledge of the lives of our closest relatives than that of any other scientist. It's in large part due to her example that primatology is the closest thing to a female-dominated science.

But in 1986 Goodall gave up fieldwork for a higher, more pressing calling: rescuing chimpanzees from inhumane conditions in captivity and preserving the species from extinction. Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe is a pictorial tribute to her life, her studies of the chimpanzees, and her unflagging efforts to motivate human beings on their behalf.

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." Goodall began her research by...



A Life of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream
Nicola Lacey
0199274975
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
H.L.A. Hart was the pre-eminent legal philosopher of the twentieth century. As a scholar he single-handedly reinvented the philosophy of law and revolutionized our understanding of law as a social institution. Hart's approach to legal philosophy was at once disarmingly simple and
breathtakingly ambitious, combining the insights of the Utilitarian tradition and the new linguistic philosophy of J.L. Austin and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He sought to elucidate a concept of law that would be of relevance to all forms of law, wherever or whenever they arose.

This book is both an intellectual and a psychological biography, following his life from modest origins as the son of Jewish tailor parents in Yorkshire to worldwide fame as the most influential English-speaking legal theorist of the post-War era. It traces his...


The Voices of Silence
Andre Malraux
0691018219
Oct 1978
Paperback
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Review
Edmund Wilson : Not simply one of [Malraux's] best productions but perhaps one of the really great books of our time.

Review
This massive study is one of the most important works of criticism of the twentieth century. . . . Pithy, knowledgeable, and opinionated readings of 638 illustrations make the book thoroughly enjoyable to read.

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Airman's Odyssey
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
0156037335
November 1984
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Book Description
Three classic adventure stories, reminders of both the romance and the reality of the pioneer era of aviation: Night Flight; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Flight to Arras. Introduction by Richard Bach. Translated by Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert.


Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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The Genius of Gilbert Stuart
Dorinda Evans
0691059454
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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The Atlantic Monthly, Phoebe-Lou Adams
Ms. Evans follows Stuart's career, commenting simply and sensibly on possible influences and the development of his increasingly subtle technique.

Paul Staiti, Mount Holyoke College
"At last, we have a modern art history of the most gifted, significant, and influential artist of the Federal period. . . . The book pulls a universally admired artist out of the shadows and should be the authoritative source for the future."

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The Plague
Albert Camus
0808519840
May 1991
Hardcover
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Book Review
A parable of the highest order, The Plague tells the story of a terrible disease that descends upon Oran, Algiers, in a year unknown. After rats crawl from the sewer to die in the streets, people soon begin perishing from terrible afflictions. How the main characters in the book--a journalist, a doctor and a priest--face humanity in the wake of the plague presents one of the book's many lessons. The book deserves to be read on several levels, because the pandemic in The Plague represents any of a number of worldwide catastrophes--both past and future--and the difficult choices everyone must make to survive them. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Stephen Spender
The message is not the highest form of creative art,...

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