Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/?11...
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Author: McGilligan, PatrickSummary:
A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater.
Author: Lester, TobySummary:
Everybody knows the picture: a man, meticulously rendered by Leonardo da Vinci, standing with arms and legs outstretched in a circle and a square. Deployed today to celebrate subjects as various...
Author: Le Guin, Ursula K.Summary:
Relations are strained between the planet Werel's native people and its colony of stranded Earthmen, but they share a common genetic heritage as well as common enemies. Will they join forces or be...
Author: McCarry, CharlesSummary:
Five international agents embark on a car trip in a Cadillac, traveling from Switzerland to the Sudan. Among them is Miernik, a Polish scientist who might be the leader of a terror force that...
Author: Bloch, R. HowardSummary:
The Bayeux Tapestry is the world's most famous textile--an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history's...
Author: Card, Orson ScottSummary:
Young Alvin Maker is born into an alternative frontier America, where folk magic is real and he himself is gifted with power. But he must learn to use it wisely, for dark forces are arrayed...
"A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost...