Thursday, December 04, 2008

Some Additions to the Non-Fiction Prose Shelves

Tulipomania:  The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash
Truman by David McCullough
The Black Swan:  The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Sea Shells by Paul Valery (translated by Ralph Manheim)
Hiroshige:  Prints and Drawings edited by Matthi Forrer
Going Home:  Essays by Tim Lilburn
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton, 2 volumes
The Geography of the Imagination:  Forty Essays by Guy Davenport
Poetic Closure:  A Study of How Poems End by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
Shades of Glory:  The Negro Leagues and The Story of African-American Baseball by Lawrence D. Hogan
The Gashouse Gang:  How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Series -- and America's Heart -- During the Great Depression by John Heidenry
Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture by Lisa Robertson
Perfect Vegetables by the Editors ofCook's Illustrated Magazine
Tagine:  Spicy Stews from Morocco by Ghillie Basan
Cultural Amnesia:  Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James


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