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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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  • 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)

  • Hellbound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History (Paperback)

    Hellbound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History (Paperback)

    $5.79

    "[Sides] masterfully re-creates the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. ... Though the outcome is clear, we are nonetheless rapt—and then devastated." — Time Out New York

  • The Century (Hardback)

    The Century (Hardback)

    $7.99

    "The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years. Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves." — Doubleday, Publisher

  • The Century for Young People (Hardback)

    The Century for Young People (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "This spectacular book is a keepsake for every family's library. It is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time." — Random House, Publisher

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