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  1. The Faber Book of Reportage by John Carey

    The Faber Book of Reportage by John Carey

    $10.99

    The eye-witness accounts in this book have been chosen from hundreds of memoirs, letters and travel books, as well as newspapers. The time span reaches from ancient Greece - Thucydides' account of Athens stricken by plague - to 1986 as a Filipino crowd rampage through President Marcos's palace. Learn More
  2. Dispatches by Michael Herr

    Dispatches by Michael Herr

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    The shocking and harrowing account of one journalist's personal experience in the Vietnam war that is a now a cult classic. Learn More
  3. Agricola: AND The Germania by Tacitus

    Agricola: AND The Germania by Tacitus

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    Offers a portrait of Julius Agricola - the governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' father-in-law - and an account of Britain that has come down to us. This book provides descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and an account of the early stages of the Roman occupation. Learn More
  4. Rural Rides by William Cobbett

    Rural Rides by William Cobbett

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    Travel memoirs of the British early-nineteenth-century reformer reveal his appreciation of rural England's splendors and outrage at the poverty and degradation in the cities. Learn More
  5. The Quest of the Holy Grail by Pauline Matarasso

    The Quest of the Holy Grail by Pauline Matarasso

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    Recounts the quest of the knights of Camelot - the simple Perceval, the thoughtful Bors, the rash Gawain, the weak Lancelot and the saintly Galahad - as they journey through danger and temptation to reach the elusive Holy Grail. Learn More
  6. Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell

    Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell

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    Explores everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Learn More
  7. Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World by Sarah Vowell

    Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World by Sarah Vowell

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    This series of funny, mordant pieces on American experience, mostly seen through some aspect of popular culture, covers: Frank Sinatra's home-town of Hoboken and his ghostly presence there; Springsteen and the pleasures of home-taping; and Vowell's relationship with her gunsmith father. Learn More
  8. The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi by Saint Francis of Assisi

    The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi by Saint Francis of Assisi

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    This edition of the collected writings of St Francis of Assisi is based on Lady de la Warr's translation of 1907, which itself was based on d'Alencon's French edition. The "Rules of Orders", St Francis's testament, his letters and prayers, all offer insights into his character and beliefs. Learn More
  9. Inside the Whale and Other Essays by George Orwell

    Inside the Whale and Other Essays by George Orwell

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    In "Politics and the English Language", Orwell puts the case for political writers to use plain English and illustrates his point in essays such as "England your England", "Inside the Whale", while essays on language and literature consider "Gulliver's Travels", Tolstoy and "King Lear". Learn More
  10. Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature: v. 1: The Middle Ages, 700-1500 by Michael Alexander

    Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature: v. 1: The Middle Ages, 700-1500 by Michael Alexander

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    A wide range of the works of Middle English authors, including some new verse translations from the Old English, are contained in this volume. A substantial selection from such writers as Chaucer and Malory is accompanied by elegies, heroic poems, riddles and various extracts from prose. Learn More

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