By Leonard Feather
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
By Maya Angelou
Now a major Radio 4 drama.'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack ObamaMaya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Of Depression
By Bruce J. Rounsaville, Eve S. Chevron, Gerald L. Klerman, Myrna M. Weissman
Reflecting the new and exciting trends in the treatment of psychiatric patients, this book presents a model of IPT for clinically depressed patients. Gerald L. Klerman, whose research on depression has made him world renowned, and Myrna M. Weissman, who has written, with Eugene Paykel, an important book on women and depression, have worked with their colleagues to present the empirical basis for their new treatment method. This theory builds on the heritage of Harry Stack Sullivan and John Bowlby and their focus on interpersonal issues and attachment in depression. Research shows that four problem areas predominate: grief, interpersonal disputes, role transitions, and interpersonal deficits. The therapist evaluates the need for medication in addition to interpersonal therapy (IPT) and focuses on the patient's problem area. Acknowledging that these areas are never mutually exclusive, the authors present a clear treatment strategy for each problem area, augmenting their presentation with a discussion of common problems that arise during IPT.
The Instant Economist
By John Charles Pool, Ross M. Laroe
The Instant Economist will give you the basic information every manager needs to survive the economic challenges of modern business. You'll find more theory in fewer pages than you would have thought possible,interest rates and inflation, opportunity costs and the cost of living, prices and profits, debts and deficits,all the confusing and crucial ideas you never quite learned, summarized in easy-to-understand, impossible-to-forget images and phrases.This amazing little book is an amusing dialogue between a young MBA and an old Professor of Economics. Like most of us, this young manager-to-be has taken courses and slogged through the formulas of basic economics but he still doesn't have the first idea of what economics really means. As we listen, the Processor explains the real points of macro, micro, and international economics concepts without graphs or jargon or math or anything but common sense.
By Clive Cussler
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe superb third Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded.Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century . . . ICEBERG.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
I Sent A Letter To My Love
By Bernice Rubens
All her life, Amy Evans has struggled against that unkind gift of fate - ugliness. A squat nose stubbed like a plasticine afterthought on her face, a chin too long and eyes straining to meet each other, form a sad picture that dooms Amy to a life of solitude and lovelessness.Now in her fifties, Amy lives alone with her crippled brother, both prisoners of the hopes and aspirations of their youth. Then Amy makes a final bid for happiness, a last ditch attempt to meet someone she can love ... who might love her. Suddenly her life takes on dizzying new dimensions as she explores untrodden paths of sexual awareness in an all-or-nothing gamble for dangerous and delicious success.
By Janet Hagberg, Richard J. Leider
It Came From The Far Side
By Gary Larson
The sixth in the bestselling series of collections from Gary Larson. THE FAR SIDE voted Best Syndicated Panel of 1985 by the National Cartoonists Society
Irish Folk And Fairy Tales
By Michael Scott
Here, collected in one volume, are tales and legends that range from the misty dawn of Gaelic history and the triumph of St. Patrick to the Ireland of the present day--tales as beautiful, mystical, and enchanting as the ancient land itself.
The Illness Narratives
By Arthur Kleinman
Based on twenty years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that diagnosing illness is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training, and presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and doctor.
In The Age Of The Smart Machine
By Shoshana Zuboff
A noted Harvard social scientist documents the pitfalls and promises of computerized technology in business life.
The Irish R M
By E.OE. Somerville, Martin Ross
Major Sinclair Yeates leaves England to work as an Irish Resident Magistrate convinced that two and two make four. But as he passes judgement on a range of cases and characters that would have driven Solomon to drink he learns that in Ireland, two and two are just as likely to make five, or three, or even nothing at all...First published at the turn of the century as EXPERIENCES OF AN IRISH R.M., these stories were quickly recognised as classics of Anglo- Irish literature and as some of the funniest prose in the English language. This collection- containing all thirty-four stories- inspired the hugely successful television series.
I Shall Not Be Moved
By Maya Angelou
The incomparable Maya Angelou has given us many riches in both her poetry and her autobiographical writing. In this collection of verse she winds skeins of desire and longing; throws punches - some tough, some tender; flaunts and beguiles; and pokes fun: 'London is a very queer place. Mighty queer. A million miles from jungle, and the British lion roars in the stone of Trafalgar Square.' At her exuberant best, and yet with a new bittersweet mellowness, she sings the pleasures and pains of ageing. History and heartbreak and love - these are Maya Angelou's themes so richly explored in cadences and rhythms of infinite inventiveness.'Maya Angelou has unquenchable dignity' MFK Fisher
If This Is A Man/The Truce
By Primo Levi
With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH
Irish Myths And Legends
By Michael Scott
From the epic Irish legend of Cuchulain to tales of banshees, leprechauns and wizards, these short stories and fables cover a wide range of Ireland's mythology and legends, forming a companion volume to Michael Scott's Irish Folk and Fairy Tales.
The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes
By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
This omnibus edition includes Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes Boink as well as other cartoons, integrated throughout. Bill Watterson won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, nominated by the National Cartoonists' Society.
In Search Of The Far Side
By Gary Larson
THE FAR SIDE is back! Gary Larson, America's bestselling cartoonist, strikes another blow against sanity in a new excursion into outrage and hysteria. Read it- but only with the lights on...
By Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey's Improvisation , originally published in 1980, and here updated and extended with new interviews and photographs, is the first book to deal with the nature of improvisation in all its forms,Indian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and "free" music. By drawing on conversations with some of today's seminal improvisers,including John Zorn, Jerry Garcia, Steve Howe, Steve Lacy, Lionel Salter, Earle Brown, Paco Peña, Max Roach, Evan Parker, and Ronnie Scott,Bailey offers a clear-eyed view of the breathtaking spectrum of possibilities inherent in improvisational practice, while underpinning its importance as the basis for all music-making.
Irish Ghosts And Hauntings
By Michael Scott
What is it about Ireland' s past that so haunts the imagination? More than one answer can be found in Michael Scott's powerful new collection of 29 tales. To start with, in a newly Christianized Ireland, monks do battle with a devilish monster that has killed a river. All the water in this collection, from rivers to lakes, conceal dangers that men and women would best avoid. Ready to tempt Ireland' s new conquerors -- humankind-- supernatural forces hide beneath waves, in bogs, in the very land, waiting. With his usual inventiveness, Michael Scott juxtaposes the old and the new, the ancient and modern, showing that in everyday situations, the curses of Ireland' s mythic past lie imp- like, threatening destruction.
In This Corner . . . !
By Peter Heller
Here is Jake LaMotta discussing his career as a hoodlum Floyd Patterson on growing up in the ghetto Gunboat Smith on the Jack Johnson era Jack Dempsey on the Willard fight and the Tunney "long count" Rocky Graziano on showbiz and dozens of others,including Sugar Ray Robinson, Willie Pastrano, José Torres, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, and Archie Moore,on boxers, racketeers, drugs, payoffs, managers. Including two never-before-published interviews with Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello, this newly expanded and updated edition of In This Corner. . . ! is undoubtedly the best one-volume history of boxing ever written.