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by Michael Baur
Essays by twenty philosophers explore the influence and significance of the "Fab Four′s" lyrics, music, and lives, in a volume that discusses such topics as John Lennon and the Cold War, Paul McCartney′s beliefs about love and community, and the ethics of chemically altered states of consciousness.
by Allan Bloom
A newly designed second edition of the classic translation of Plato′s timeless work, The Republic, by the author of The Closing of the American Mind.
by Lawrence Wright
A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from incompetent and idealistic soldiers in Afghanistan to leaders of the most successful terrorist group in history.