Why The Allies Won, Richard Overy (w. W. Norton, 1996)

Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at April 5, 2016
Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War

Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War
W. W. Norton & Company | 1990 | ISBN: 0393028593 | English | 360 pages | PDF | 59.2 MB

Edward Hopper: The Complete Prints [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at March 14, 2016
Edward Hopper: The Complete Prints [Repost]

Edward Hopper: The Complete Prints
W.W. Norton & Company | 1980 | ISBN: 0393012751 | English | 130 pages | PDF | 104.8 MB

The Railway Barons  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Feb. 24, 2016
The Railway Barons

The Railway Barons
W. W. Norton & Company | 1979 | ISBN: 0393013251 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 60 MB

Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance  

Posted by bakerman at Sept. 28, 2015
Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance

Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance
W.W. Norton & Company | 1968 | ISBN: 0393004244 | English | 242 pages | PDF | 24 MB

The Spanish Armada  

Posted by bakerman at July 7, 2015
The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada
W.W. Norton & Company | 1988 | ISBN: 0393026078 | English | 330 pages | PDF | 41.7 MB
Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military

Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. | 1997 | ISBN: 0393040852 | English | 396 pages | PDF | 52.2 MB

The Elegant Universe  

Posted by JohnZulzman at Jan. 15, 2015
The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
W. W. Norton & Company | ISBN: 0393058581 | 189 pages | PDF | 2003 | English | 3.07 Mb

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh  

Posted by Balisik at Oct. 16, 2014
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh"
W. W. Norton & Company | English | September 22, 2014 | ISBN: 0393021246 | 784 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 17,9 mb

I bought this book not because of any great interest in Tennessee Williams or his work, but because of my huge esteem for John Lahr as a critic. And having now fallen into the world of Tennessee Williams, I find myself, somewhat to my surprise, hugely interested in it. What Lahr has done with this book is to make Williams come fully alive, as if in flesh and blood - I don't know that I've ever read a biography that has accomplished this improbable feat so skillfully.

The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu  

Posted by Balisik at Sept. 26, 2014
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

Dan Jurafsky "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu"
W. W. Norton & Company | English | September 15, 2014 | ISBN: 0393240835 | 272 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 7,3 mb

What do the chewy coconut cookies I know as macaroons have to do with the French almond cookies called macarons? Is it just a coincidence they have practically the same name? A misunderstanding? Stanford linguist Dan Jurafsky not only explains the relationship between the two, but shows how macaroni is also related, linguistically speaking.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory"
W. W. Norton & Company | English | September 15, 2014 | ISBN: 0393240231 | 272 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 1,9 mb

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.