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"They Say / I Say"

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Cathy Birkenstein, Gerald Graff

“They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central... Read More

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

James Harkin, John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia—informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining.

Did you know?

• Wagner only ever wore pink silk underwear.

•... Read More

Building a Better Teacher

Building a Better Teacher

How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

Elizabeth Green

Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?

Building a Better Teacher introduces a... Read More

The Director

The Director

A Novel

David Ignatius

Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most... Read More

Flash Boys

Flash Boys

A Wall Street Revolt

Michael Lewis

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall... Read More

Give Me Liberty!

Give Me Liberty!

An American History

Eric Foner

Clear, concise, integrated, and up-to-date, Give Me Liberty! is a proven success with teachers and students. Eric Foner pulls the pieces of the past together into a cohesive picture, using the theme of freedom throughout. The Fourth Edition features stronger... Read More

A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music

J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca

Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a... Read More

An Italian Wife

An Italian Wife

Ann Hood

An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi—her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged... Read More

Kill My Mother

Kill My Mother

A Graphic Novel

Jules Feiffer

Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. Kill My... Read More

Microbiology

Microbiology

An Evolving Science

Joan L. Slonczewski, John W. Foster

Extensive new research examples are used to integrate foundational topics with cutting-edge coverage of microbial evolution, genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. Microbiology: An Evolving Science is now more student-friendly, with an authoritative and... Read More

Orfeo

Orfeo

A Novel

Richard Powers

"If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century…he'd probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big," wrote Margaret Atwood (New York Review of Books). Indeed, since his debut in 1985 with Three Farmers on Their Way... Read More

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics

Dirk Mateer, Lee Coppock

Two innovative instructors use their tested insights and successful teaching practices to create a truly student-centered approach: real-world examples, pedagogy developed in their own classrooms, and problem solving tools that resonate with today’s students.

The Real World

The Real World

Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students care about most—their own. In every chapter, the authors use activities, examples from everyday life, and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to... Read More

Spillover

Spillover

Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

David Quammen

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that... Read More

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr

John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of... Read More

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Eric FonerEric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and
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