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This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology. Features include further reading for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, and tables that provide easy...
“Without question, this is McMillan’s best. A glorious novel....A moving tapestry of familial love and redemption.”—The Washington PostWith her hallmark exuberance and a cast of characters so sassy, r...
An American recounts his experience as an election observer in South Africa in this enlightening essay on the end of apartheid and the power of democracy. In 1994, South African citizens of all races ...
Here's Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class...
As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that ...
Aphoristic essays by the notoriously pessimistic twentieth-century philosopher: “To miss reading this book would be a deprivation.” —Los Angeles Times Romanian philosopher E. M. Cioran confronts...
A sweeping, illustrated history of Europe--a continent whose imperial ambitions, internal clashes, and existential threats are as vital today as they were during the conquests of Alexander the Great I...
A Library Journal 2020 Title to Watch "Terrific - and an amazing achievement to cover so much ground in such a short and wonderfully readable book." -Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Ro...
A Short History of Ethics has over the past thirty years become a key philosophical contribution to studies on morality and ethics. Alasdair MacIntyre writes a new preface for this second edition whic...
A succinct, expert guide to how we got to Brexit After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of now...
A comprehensively revised and updated third edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's classic account of the history of Ireland....
Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an e...