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Home on the Canal (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)

By: Kytle, Elizabeth

Price: $36.21

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996-04-22

Seller ID: 9780801853289


This richly illustrated and engagingly written book tells the story of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal from its origins in George Washington's decision to link the nation's new capital with the western frontier; through the beginning of construction in 1828 (fatefully, on the same day that the cornerstone of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was set); to the "completion" of the project. Planned to go as far as Ohio and to take twelve years in construction, the Canal compa... View more info

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Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales (A C.G. Jung Foundation Book)

By: Marie-Louise von Franz

Price: $27.84

Publisher: Shambhala: 1995-02-07

Seller ID: 9780877739746


Fairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book, Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, drawing on the wealth of her knowledge of folklore, her experience as a psychoanalyst and a collaborator with Jung, and her great personal wisdom. Among the many topics discussed in relation to the dark side of life and hu... View more info

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100 Books That Shaped World History

By: Raftery, Miriam

Price: $8.15

Publisher: Bluewood Books: 2001-10-15

Seller ID: 9780912517483


Each of the 100 books selected for inclusion have made significant impacts upon different aspects of our lives, including world religions, politics, sciences, arts and theater, and social awareness. Books from ancient times, such as Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Koran and The Republic by Plato are included. So are Common Sense by Thomas Paine, Cartaguena Manifesto by Simon Bolivar, and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Some of the more contemporary books are: ... View more info

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American Humor: A Study of the National Character (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Rourke, Constance; Marcus, Greil [Introduction]

Price: $17.10

Publisher: NYRB Classics: 2004-02-29

Seller ID: 9781590170793


Stepping out of the darkness, the American emerges upon the stage of history as a new character, as puzzling to himself as to others. "American Humor," Constance Rourke's pioneering "study of the national character," singles out the archetypal figures of the Yankee peddler, the backwoodsman, and the blackface minstrel to illuminate the fundamental role of popular culture in fashioning a distinctive American sensibility. A memorable performance in its own right, "American... View more info

Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales

By: Varley, Paul

Price: $29.93

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1994-07-01

Seller ID: 9780824816018


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The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

By: White, Edmund

Price: $17.99

Publisher: United States, Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA: 2018

Seller ID: 9781635571172


A new memoir from acclaimed author Edmund White about his life as a reader. Literary icon Edmund White made his name through his writing but remembers his life through the books he has read. For White, each momentous occasion came with a book to match: Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which opened up the seemingly closed world of homosexuality while he was at boarding school in Michigan; the Ezra Pound poems adored by a lover he followed to New York; the biography... View more info