Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and SlowIn the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional System 2 is slower, deliberative, and logical Kahneman exposes the extraordinary

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury TalesThe procession that crosses Chaucer s pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters including Chaucer himself are real people, with human emoti

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of SolitudeThe brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as magical realism.

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Don Quixote

Don QuixoteDon Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight errant himself In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways While Quixote s fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills, imagin

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy T

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The Odyssey

The OdysseySing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns ndriven time and again off course, once he had plundered nthe hallowed heights of Troy n nSo begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achiev

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers KaramazovThe Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the wicked and sentimental Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons the impulsive and sensual Dmitri the coldly rational Ivan and the healthy,

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Anna Karenina

Anna KareninaAcclaimed by many as the world s greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in all of literature Anna is a sophisticated woman wh

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Walden

WaldenOriginally published in 1854, Walden or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature This new paperback edition introduced by noted American wri

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Infinite Jest

Infinite JestA gargantuan, mind altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America n nSet in an addicts halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years n nWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human r

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Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Moby-Dick or, the WhaleIt is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships cables and hawsers A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it n nSo Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history In part, Moby Dick is the story of an eeri

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