Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageNature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West

    William Cronon

    A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston GlobeMore

  2. Book ImageAn Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991

    Adrienne Rich

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.More

  3. Book ImageGargantua and Pantagruel

    François Rabelais, Burton Raffel

    Biting and bawdy, smart and smutty, lofty and low, Gargantua and Pantagruel is fantasy on the grandest of scales, told with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience.More

  4. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImagePresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

    Dean Acheson

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

    With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.More

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