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Items in the Books category might be assigned on reading lists, but are not in and of themselves “educational.” Here you’ll find biographies, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and other such publications.

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  • Two Treatises on Government

    Two Treatises on Government (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $24.95

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    Also known as “Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government” is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.

  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    Reflections on the Revolution in France (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $32.95

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    This book has become one of the most widely known of Burke's writings and a classic text in political theory.

  • On Liberty

    On Liberty (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $11.95

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    On Liberty is a philosophical work by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay.

  • George Washington

    George Washington (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $23.95

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    "George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson.

  • Democracy in America

    Democracy in America (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $39.95

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    De La Démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years.

  • Common sense; and The Rights of Man

    Common sense; and The Rights of Man (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $23.95

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    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging, 2 Volume Set)

    $34.95

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    From Benjamin Franklin's beginnings as a journalist at age sixteen to his retirement from public affairs at eighty-two, there was no break in his activity and accomplishments. As a writer, inventor, and statesman, he was--and still is--unsurpassed by anyone in the range of his natural gifts and the important uses to which he put them.

  • A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger

    A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger : Printer of the New York Weekly Journal (Leather Bound, Gold Leaf Edging)

    $12.95

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    The trial of John Peter Zenger, printer of the New York Weekly Journal, in August, 1735, raises vital questions about liberty that were of special concern both in England and America during the 17th and 18th centuries. One question concerns the limits to free speech and to freedom of the press: May citizens rightly and safely criticize government officials if those officials are thought to have abused their powers?

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 12: The Innocents Abroad, Vol. II (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 12: The Innocents Abroad, Vol. II (Vintage, Hardcover)

    $19.95

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    "This book is a record of a pleasure trip," Mark Twain wrote in the Preface. Originally published in 1867, this travelogue includes portions of letters he wrote to the Daily Alta California, New York Tribune, and New York Herald. This is the second of two volumes dedicated to The Innocents Abroad in the 1922 Author's National Edition set.

  • Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 11: The Innocents Abroad, Vol. I (Vintage, Hardcover)

    Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 11: The Innocents Abroad, Vol. I (Vintage, Hardcover)

    $17.95

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    "This book is a record of a pleasure trip," Mark Twain wrote in the Preface. Originally published in 1867, this travelogue includes portions of letters he wrote to the Daily Alta California, New York Tribune, and New York Herald. This is the first of two volumes dedicated to The Innocents Abroad in the 1922 Author's National Edition set.

  • Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose (Trade Paperback)

    Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose (Trade Paperback)

    $3.29

    "At a time when many Catholics are disillusioned, questioning their faith, and filled with doubts about the relevance of Catholicism in the modern world, the voice of one man cries out to the world's largest faith community with a clarity that is rare and inspiring." — from the back cover

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)

    A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)

    $3.95

    "After more than two years on the bestseller lists with THE KITE RUNNER, and with more than four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance." — from the dust jacket

  • Archimedes : What Did He Do Besides Cry Eureka? (Softcover)

    Archimedes: What Did He Do Besides Cry Eureka? (Softcover)

    $15.95

    "THIS BOOK HAS ONLY ONE PURPOSE: To make the discoveries of Archimedes easily accessible to a wide audience, from anyone with a background in high school algebra to a busy practicing mathematician."—from the back cover

  • Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved (Hardcover w/Dust Jacket)

    Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved (Hardcover w/Dust Jacket)

    $14.95

    "On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history—one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the 'map problem' was solved."—from the front inside flap

  • The Great Commanders: Bradley: A Soldier's Story (Hardback)

    The Great Commanders: Bradley: A Soldier's Story (Hardback)

    $8.95

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    "To those soldiers who must often have wondered WHY they are going where they did. Perhaps this will help answer their questions." — Omar N. Bradley, Author, in the Dedication

  • I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography (Hardback)

    I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography (Hardback)

    $32.95

    "I Want to Be a Mathematician is an account of the author's life as a mathematician—an automathography." — From the back cover

  • Life of William McKinley and Complete Story of his Assassination (Memorial Edition, Hardcover)

    Life of William McKinley and Complete Story of his Assassination (Memorial Edition, Hardcover)

    $12.95

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    "An authentic and official memorial edition, containing every incident in the career of the immortal statesman, soldier, orator, and patriot."—from the title page

  • Exploring Mammoth Lakes: Four Seasons of Eastern Sierra Adventure (Softcover)

    Exploring Mammoth Lakes: Four Seasons of Eastern Sierra Adventure (Softcover)

    $5.95

    "Mammoth Lakes offers as much opportunity for four seasons of high mountain exploration and adventure as any place you can find in the Eastern Sierra. Perhaps no other place makes that special mountain high feeling you get here so available to everyone—every season of the year."—From the front inside flap

  • The Grand Canyon and The Southwest (Softcover)

    The Grand Canyon and The Southwest (Softcover)

    $5.95

    "In this original paperback, the black-and-white images of master photographer Ansel Adams eloquently portray the dramatic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest."—From the back cover

  • Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science (Hardback)

    Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science (Hardback)

    $32.95

    "This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematicians. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss." — From the back cover

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    Waterfalls of the Smokies, Second Edition (Softcover)

    $4.95

    "There are over 2,000 miles of sparkling rivers, prongs, and branches in the Great Smoky Mountains, and over 40 noteworthy waterfalls. Let this book be your guide to some of the most beautiful sights in the East."—from the back cover

  • America's Heart & Soul (Hardcover) FRONT COVER

    America's Heart & Soul (Hardback)

    $13.95

    "Based on the Walt Disney Pictures film release America's Heart & Soul this book is a lush, colorful, and emotional photographic essay that sings the song of America one picture and one story at a time"—from the inside front flap

  • Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics (Hardback)

    Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics (Hardback)

    $33.29

    "In this impressive synthesis, Gray brings, in a largely nontechnical way, the technical development of mathematics from the 1880s to the 1930s into the broader historical analysis of the concept of modernity." — Karen Hunger Parshall, author of James Joseph Sylvester: Jewish Mathematician in a Victorian World (from the back cover)

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    Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World (Hardback)

    $19.95

    Now with this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated companion to the series [Master and Commander], one can fully understand the naval history of Napoleonic times and get an incredibly vivid impression of what it was like to serve on board a warship in the age of fighting sail.

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