New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
The Wisdom of John Paul II is a powerful, illuminating distillation of the Pope's most moving, wise, and penetrating statements on a range of important issues. In this compilation by Nick Bakalar and Richard Balkin, the Pope addresses spirituality in modern life, human rights and religious freedom, marriage and family, morality, peace, prayer, women's roles, poverty, and many other concerns vital to Christian life and thought.
"Catholicism clarified for me"
Prayers are windows on eternity. Through the prayers in the Bible, we look into the profoundest issues of life and death and into the deepest longings of our own hearts. In this classic book on prayer, John White explores ten prayers from scripture to help take you near to the Holy One of the universe. The personal God of each person in the world.
"Daring to Draw Near"
Following Christ, says John White, is not cheap. The cost is substantial. But the benefits, rewards, and joys that come with our commitment to him are well worth the sacrifices that must be made to answer the call to Christ. Take up your cross, and follow Jesus in the only life worth living.
From mid-August to mid-September 1863, Union major general William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland maneuvered from Tennessee to north Georgia in a bid to rout Confederate general Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and blaze the way for further Union advances. Meanwhile, Confederate reinforcements bolstered the numbers of the Army of Tennessee, and by the time the two armies met at the Battle of Chickamauga, in northern Georgia, the Confederates had gained numerical superiority.
"Specific aspects of the campaign in detail"
"Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.
Humans are returning to the moon. This time, the plan is to stay a while. Learn more in this article, "To the Moon and Beyond", from the October 2007 edition of Scientific American.