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Justice

by Timothy Keller Renowned pastor and bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller shares his most provocative and illuminating message yet.  It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the […]

Numbers Behind Numb3Rs

by Keith J. Devlin, Gary Lorden The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR?s Weekend Edition with […]

Idiot

by Elif Batuman A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction “An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You  “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ A portrait of the artist […]

Philosophy: Who Needs It

by Ayn Rand This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to […]

Ayn Rand Answers

by Robert Mayhew After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed not only added an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand’s ideas […]

We The Living

by Ayn Rand Ayn Rand’s first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own […]

Maugham’s Collected Short Stories

by William Somerset Maugham These thirty stories, including the piece ‘Rain’, are set in the Pacific Islands, England, France, and Spain. by W. Somerset Maugham The stories in this collection move from Malaya to America and England, and include some of Maugham’s most famous tales; ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’, the story of an old woman trapped […]

Burning Bright

by Nick Petrie “LOTS OF CHARACTERS GET COMPARED TO MY OWN JACK REACHER, BUT PETRIE’S PETER ASH IS THE REAL DEAL.”—Lee Child *An Entertainment Weekly Must List Pick In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, “an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne” (Lincoln Journal-Star), Ash has a woman’s life […]

Once There Was A War

by John Steinbeck “Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck […]

Journal Of A Novel

by John Steinbeck Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of “getting my mental arm in shape to […]