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1.
The Prince
by Niccolo Machiavelli, Daniel Donno (Introduction)


Bantam Classic and Loveswept
Paperback - 147 pages
Reissue edition (September 1, 1984)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title... Read more

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A Passage to India
by Edward Morgan Forster


Harcourt Brace
Paperback - 362 pages
Reissue edition (December 1984)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
What really happened in the Marabar caves? This is the mystery at the heart of E.M. Forster's 1924 novel, A Passage to India, the puzzle that sets in motion events highlighting an even larger question: Can an Englishman and an Indian be friends?

"It is impossible here," an Indian character tells... Read more


3.
The Prince (Oxford World's Classics)
by Niccolo Machiaveli, et al


Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Paperback
(April 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title... Read more

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All the King's Men (Harvest Book)
by Robert Penn Warren, Joseph Blotner


Harcourt Brace
Paperback - 438 pages
2nd edition (September 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jack Burden is the former newspaperman who learns from Gov. Willie Stark the extent to which flowers grow in manure and that good in man's fallen state must come from evil. Based on the life of Huey Long, Stark is one of the greatest of American literary creations. The book won a Pulitzer Prize in... Read more

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The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov, et al


Grove Press
Paperback - 402 pages
Reissue edition (September 1987)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Surely no stranger work exists in the annals of protest literature than The Master and Margarita. Written during the Soviet crackdown of the 1930s, when Mikhail Bulgakov's works were effectively banned, it wraps its anti-Stalinist message in a complex allegory of good and evil. Or would that be the... Read more

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The Prince (Everyman's Library)
by Niccolo Machiavelli, et al


Knopf
Hardcover
(August 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title... Read more

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Animal Farm : A Fairy Story
by George Orwell, Ralph Steadman (Illustrator)


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 179 pages
50th anniv edition (May 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It's OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell's intense... Read more

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The Master and Margarita (Everyman's Library)
by Mikhail Bulgakov, et al


Everymans Library
Hardcover
(May 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Surely no stranger work exists in the annals of protest literature than The Master and Margarita. Written during the Soviet crackdown of the 1930s, when Mikhail Bulgakov's works were effectively banned, it wraps its anti-Stalinist message in a complex allegory of good and evil. Or would that be the... Read more

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All the King's Men (An Hbj Modern Classic)
by Robert Penn Warren


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 531 pages
Reprint edition (December 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jack Burden is the former newspaperman who learns from Gov. Willie Stark the extent to which flowers grow in manure and that good in man's fallen state must come from evil. Based on the life of Huey Long, Stark is one of the greatest of American literary creations. The book won a Pulitzer Prize in... Read more

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Primary Colors : A Novel of Politics
by Anonymous


Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback - 507 pages
(November 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The famous -- or infamous -- roman a clef about the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. You've read the hype; now read the book.

Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider's look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and expose and discovers a convincing world of... Read more


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Shame
by Salman Rushdie


Henry Holt (Paper)
Paperback - 320 pages
Reprint edition (June 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Robert Towers
Shame is a lively, amusing and exasperating work .... What he invents, with enormous gusto, is "a sort of modern fairy tale".... I found Mr. Rushdie's style a source of delight, a bright stream of words that lifted me happily past the most threatening snags and whirlpools of this... Read more

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The Sound of Trumpets
by John Clifford Mortimer


Viking Pr
Hardcover - 272 pages
(February 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
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John Mortimer is perhaps best known for his beloved books featuring Horace Rumpole, that irreverent barrister and "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity." When he isn't skewering the British legal system, however, Mortimer keeps busy with the Rapstone Chronicles, set in the rough-and-tumble... Read more

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Animal Farm (An Hbj Modern Classic)
by George Orwell, et al


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover
(December 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It's OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell's intense... Read more

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Imagining Argentina
by Lawrence Thornton


Bantam Books
Paperback
Reissue edition (December 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Imagining Argentina is set in the dark days of the late 1970's, when thousands of Argentineans disappeared without a trace into the general's prison cells and torture chambers. When Carlos Ruweda's wife is suddenly taken from him, he discovers a magical gift: In waking dreams, he had clear visions... Read more

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Animal Farm (Everyman's Library Series)
by George Orwell, et al

Publisher
Knopf
Hardcover
(June 1993)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has rivaled Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea as the Shortest Serious Novel It's OK to Write a Book Report About. (The latter is three pages longer and less fun to read.) Fueled by Orwell's intense... Read more

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The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions) [ABRIDGED]
by Niccolo Machiavelli


Dover Pubns
Paperback - 71 pages
reprint edition (October 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title... Read more

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A Passage to India (Everyman's Library)
by Edward Morgan Forster


Knopf
Hardcover
(October 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
What really happened in the Marabar caves? This is the mystery at the heart of E.M. Forster's 1924 novel, A Passage to India, the puzzle that sets in motion events highlighting an even larger question: Can an Englishman and an Indian be friends?

"It is impossible here," an Indian character tells... Read more


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Lost on Earth : Nomads of the New World
by Mark Fritz


Little Brown & Company
Hardcover - 288 pages
1 Ed edition (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Boston Globe
...a series of vivid dispatches from the shadowland of outlanders...premier reports about the contemporary refugee. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

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A Man of the People
by Chinua Achebe


Anchor Books/Doubleday
Paperback - 150 pages
Reissue edition (January 19, 1989)
 
Book Description
By the renowned author of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and shows the color and vivacity as well as the violence and corruption of a society making its own way between the two worlds. Read more

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Radio Free Albemuth
by Philip K. Dick


Vintage Books
Paperback - 224 pages
Reprint edition (April 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and... Read more

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A Hall of Mirrors
by Robert Stone


Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap)
Paperback - 409 pages
(April 2, 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 7, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
First work from a phenomenal novelist
"They killed my girl... I'm gonna bust up the bar." The closing line of this beautiful book will ring in your head for days afterwards. The entire novel reads as if it were written in a fever dream, haunting and hallucinagenic. First published in 1966, this is a seminal American novel. You... Read more

 


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Message from Forever
by Marlo Morgan


Cliff Street Books
Hardcover - 323 pages
(June 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , June 1, 1998
Based on aboriginal beliefs, a yea-saying wisdom book by the author of the originally self-published Mutant Message Down Under, which, by 1994, had sold 370,000 copies in Australia alone. In the 1930s, an aboriginal pair of twins is born in the Australian outback. Neighboring whites, English-born... Read more

23.   The Gay Place
by Billy Lee Brammer, Don Graham (Introduction)


Univ of Texas Pr
Paperback - 526 pages
Reprint edition (March 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
grendel@ipeg.com , December 24, 1997 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent, excellent, excellent. By far the most entertaining book about politics ever written. If you've ever lived in Texas, or know anything about Texas politics, this is the book to read. Thought you knew L.B.J...Not 'til you've read this book. Sad to see Brammer died before he could write... Read more

 


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A Bend in the River (Modern Library)
by V. S. Naipaul


Modern Library
Hardcover - 406 pages
(July 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
First published in 1979, A Bend in the River is a profound and richly observed novel of the politics and society of postcolonial Africa. Salim, a young Indian man, moves to a town on a bend in the river of a recently independent nation. As Salim strives to establish his business, he comes to be... Read more

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We the Living
by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff (Introduction)

Publisher
E P Dutton
Hardcover
Reissue edition (December 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
First published in 1936 and now offered in a handsome new edition with a new introduction, the author's first novel traces the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who try to challenge the new regime. Read more

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