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The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch boy Fifty Years After

by Edward Bok

Edward William Bok (born Eduard Willem Gerard Cesar Hidde Bok) (October 9, 1863 – January 9, 1930) was a Dutch-born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was editor of the Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years (1889-1919). <P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

Fabre, Poet of Science

by Bernard Miall Georges Victor Legros

Fabre studied insects, taught about insects, and wrote prolifically about insects. His writing is beautiful and descriptive. He is author of "The Life of the Spider."

The Gandhi Story, In His Own Words

by Mahendra Meghani

M. Meghani: "For years it has been my earnest desire that these two books may be read widely all over the world, especially by the young generation. But their great length made it difficult... The lapse of copyright in Gandhi's writings (2008) made it possible for me to attempt a combined condensation of the two volumes. Both were written... in the 1920s in Gujarati and translated into English... Now the condensations too are available in both languages."<P>Born in Mumbai and educated in Bhavnagar, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Mahendra Meghani left Columbia University and settled in India to live a lifestyle congruent with his values. Inspired by Gandhi to a life of voluntary simplicity and service, this son of the legendary Gujarati poet Shri Jhaverchand Meghani -- named by Gandhi as the national poet of India -- carried forth his father's legacy to bring world literature to Gujaratis, and Gujarati literature to the world.<P>To these ends Mahendra became a translator, editor, bookseller, and publisher, and shifted the cultural narrative of his community with Lokmilap -- his innovative publishing co-operative making quality reading accessible to the poorest.<P>An octogenarian in 2009, his and his father's dream of replicating their bookstore in every district of Gujarat hasn't yet materialised, though Bookshare may have helped advance it a few paces.

Esaú e Jacó

by Machado De Assis

"Esaú e Jacó" from Machado de Assis. Escritor brasileiro, amplamente considerado como o maior nome da literatura nacional (1839-1908).

Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Book Description Woes of Victorian life for the underclass.

Letters of Two Brides

by Honoré De Balzac

By the French author, who, along with Flaubert, is generally regarded as a founding-father of realism in European fiction. His large output of works, collectively entitled The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine), consists of 95 finished works (stories, novels and essays) and 48 unfinished works. His stories are an attempt to comprehend and depict the realities of life in contemporary bourgeois France. They are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories.

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