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God, Cosmos, and Man
An insightful and exhilarating journey, exploring the innermost self and its links to the universe.
The Past Leads a Life of Its Own
The Past Leads a Life of Its Own is a compelling collection of stories centered around one boy's childhood in the rural midwest in the 1950s, his love of nature, his family, and their often...
Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence
In this unique history of presidential speechmaking, from the founding to the present day, an accomplished storyteller and professor of rhetoric amply documents how presidents have used the...
What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream
At the age of forty-two, Wayne Fields set upon a sort of pilgrimage when he waded the near twenty-mile stretch of a small river in northern Michigan with fly rod in hand. He emerged with a...
The Tender Land: A Family Love Story
A superb portrait of family life, THE TENDER LAND is a love story unlike any other. The Finnerans -- parents and five children, Irish Catholics in St. Louis -- are a seemingly unexceptional...