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O’Hara ConcernMatthew BruccoliThe definitive biography of short story writer John O’Hara.

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Ocean Inside Kenji TakezoRick NoguchiFor the young Kenji Takezo, the innocent surfer who inhabits this collection of poems, balance becomes more than just trying to stand on a wave. It is a way of surviving in a world as precarious as the ocean, a world constantly turning on itself.
Ohio CompanyAlfred JamesA comprehensive history of the formation and activities of the Ohio Company of Virgnia, and their major role in the settlement of western Pennsylvania.

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Oil and Mexican Foreign PolicyGeorge GraysonA study of the booming Mexican oil industry and their changing foreign policy toward the United States, from the 1970s to the 1980s.

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Old Age, New ScienceHyung Wook ParkThis book focuses on the “biosocial visions” shared by early gerontologists in American and British science and culture from the early to mid-twentieth century who believed the phenomenon of aging was not just biological, but social in nature. Advancements in the life sciences, together with shifting perspectives on the state and future of the elderly in society, informed how gerontologists interacted with seniors, and how they defined successful aging. Park shows how these visions shaped popular discourses on aging, directly influenced the institutionalization of gerontology, and also reflected the class, gender, and race biases of their founders.

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Old PriestAnthony WallaceWinner of the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Selected by Amy Hempel

The Old Priest is a book of transformations. From the cigar-smoke-and-mirrors world of casino life, to the collection’s title character morphing into a goat-man before the narrator’s eyes, to a family drama upended by a miniature dinosaur in the backyard, Anthony Wallace writes about life-changing events. The characters seek to escape their earthly boundaries through artifice and fantasy, and those boundaries can be as elegant and fragile as a martini glass or as hardscrabble as an Indian reservation. The stories have to do with time and memory, and they convincingly open out beyond ordinary daily time to reveal something else—the present moment, perhaps, but a larger, more mysterious conception of it.

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”Anthony Wallace’s short fiction collection, The Old Priest, slices with the precision of a cardiac surgeon into a unique array of American hearts afflicted by despair. Most of these characters—casino workers, estranged spouses, drifters, meth-heads, even writers—have blundered into life’s cul-de-sacs still uncertain about whether they are lost and where else they’d like to go. The title novella is a remarkable jewel that expands not only traditional limits on narrative but our understanding of terms like ‘betrayal,’ ‘abuse,’ faith,’ and ‘love.’”

—Susan Beegel, Hemingway Foundation / PEN Award
—Helene Atwan, PEN New England

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

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Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog Alicia Suskin OstrikerThis book by a major American poet is for poetry readers at all levels, academic and non-academic. It is a sequence of poems that will surprise and delight readers—in the voices of an old woman full of memories, a glamorous tulip, and an earthy dog who always has the last word.

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On ConsciousnessTed HonderichIn this series of meditations internationally-reknowned philosopher Ted Honderich systematically contemplates the very nature of consciousness as well as the separate question of how consciousness is related to the brain. Included in his arguements are critical analyses of Anomalous Monism, functionalists, and Union Theory.
On Leibniz Expanded EditionNicholas RescherOn Leibniz examines many aspects of Leibniz’s work and life. This expanded edition adds new chapters that explore Leibniz’s revolutionary deciphering machine; his theoretical interest in cryptography and its ties to algebra; his thoughts on eternal recurrence theory; his rebuttal of the thesis of improvability in the world and cosmos; and an overview of American scholarship on Leibniz.
On the BorderChar MillerChar Miller has collected insightful interdisciplinary essays examining the human impact on the environment in and around San Antonio, Texas, over the past three centuries.
On the Street of Divine LoveBarbara HambyOn the Street of Divine Love is a collection of twenty-five years of Barbara Hamby's poems—word drunk excursions into the American female consciousness with stops in Italy, Paris, and London.

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On the Surface of Silence Rachel Tzvia BackThe first English language translation of the final poetry collection of Lea Goldberg, a preeminent and central poet of modern Hebrew poetry.

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On the Surface of Silence Lea GoldbergThe first English language translation of the final poetry collection of Lea Goldberg, a preeminent and central poet of modern Hebrew poetry.

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One for the ThumbDavid WelkyA collection of the best sports writing about the fabled franchise, One for the Thumb is the definitive anthology of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Includes the 2005 Super Bowl season. A must-read for all fans of the team and the game of football.
One for the ThumbRandy RobertsA collection of the best sports writing about the fabled franchise, One for the Thumb is the definitive anthology of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Includes the 2005 Super Bowl season. A must-read for all fans of the team and the game of football.
One TodayRichard BlancoOne Today is a commemorative chapbook of Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem, presented January 21, 2013 during President Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremony.
Open IntervalLyrae Van Clief-StefanonDrawing upon intersections of astronomy and mathematics, history, literature, and lived experience, the poems in ]Open Interval[ locate the self in the interval between body and name.

Finalist, National Book Award

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Opposing CurrentsVivienne BennettA collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

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Opposing CurrentsSonia Dávila-PobleteA collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

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Opposing CurrentsMaría Nieves RicoA collection of essays examining the intersection between water conservation and women’s roles in a variety of Latin American settings—rural and urban, across a range of countries.

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Optic of the StateJens AndermannTraces the production of nationalist imaginaries through the public visual representation of modern state formation in Brazil and Argentina. The purpose of these imaginaries was to vindicate political upheavals and secure the viability of the newly independent states through a sense of historic destiny and inevitable evolution. The visions of national heritage, territory, and social and ethnic composition were conceived in a complex interplay between government, cultural and scientific institutions, as a means of propagating political agendas and power throughout the emerging states.

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OrbitArthur VogelsangOrbit connects the intimate with what is farthest from us, mixing what we can imagine with what is daily and near. Landscapes stretch from stable and fulfilling domestic interiors to the destiny of our sun as an exploding red giant.

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Organized Crime and Democratic GovernabilityRoy GodsonOrganized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.

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Organized Crime and Democratic GovernabilityJohn BaileyOrganized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.

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Organized Labor in Postcommunist StatesPaul KubicekExamination of why the power and role of workers’ unions have greatly diminished in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries since the fall of Communism. Generally surprising turn of events, since organized labor played a large role in regime change.

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Organizing Governance, Governing OrganizationsColin CampbellIn recent years, Western bureaucracies have continued to expand, but are citizens better served? In this volume, sixteen contributors analyze the problems of government organization, both in individual cases and in a broader comparative context.

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Organizing Governance, Governing OrganizationsB. Guy PetersIn recent years, Western bureaucracies have continued to expand, but are citizens better served? In this volume, sixteen contributors analyze the problems of government organization, both in individual cases and in a broader comparative context.

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Origins of Composition Studies in the American College, 1875–1925John BreretonThis volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

Winner, 1997 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

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Origins of the Czech National RenascenceHugh LeCaine AgnewAgnew argues that the celebrated Czech national revival of the mid-nineteenth century had its intellectual origins in the Enlightenment, and through contact with the larger Slavic world, where ethnic and cultural heritage were defined.

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Origins of the Peruvian Labor Movement, 1883–1919Peter BlanchardThe first English language account of early labor movements in Peru. Blanchard's analysis and insights into the economic factors underlying Peru's labor unrest also extends to labor developments and the modernization process throughout Latin America.

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OrnamentsDavid Daniel“A reverent jag of irreverence, tilting forward to arresting moments of beauty, astonishment, confusion, and grief, the poems in David Daniel's Ornaments find their myths in history and pop culture; they take their truths, but just as much their doubts, from the fallibility of what we remember and the desperation with which we struggle to assemble it. Surreal, lyrical, madcap, they bring a faith, above all, in poetry. Which means in people and their bewildered hearts.”
—William Pierce
Ostinato VampsWanda ColemanPast winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, this long-time author from Black Sparrow Press is known for her fierce adherence to the truth and a language so musical one can almost hear the blues line underneath her stanzas.

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Other AnimalsAmy NelsonOther Animals examines the interaction of animals and humans in Russian literature, art, and life from the eighteenth century until the present. The chapters explore the unique nature of the Russian experience in a range of human-animal relationships through tales of cruelty, interspecies communion and compassion, and efforts to either overcome or establish the human-animal divide.

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Other AnimalsAmy NelsonOther Animals examines the interaction of animals and humans in Russian literature, art, and life from the eighteenth century until the present. The chapters explore the unique nature of the Russian experience in a range of human-animal relationships through tales of cruelty, interspecies communion and compassion, and efforts to either overcome or establish the human-animal divide.

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Other AnimalsJane Costlow Other Animals examines the interaction of animals and humans in Russian literature, art, and life from the eighteenth century until the present. The chapters explore the unique nature of the Russian experience in a range of human-animal relationships through tales of cruelty, interspecies communion and compassion, and efforts to either overcome or establish the human-animal divide.

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Other AnimalsJane Costlow Other Animals examines the interaction of animals and humans in Russian literature, art, and life from the eighteenth century until the present. The chapters explore the unique nature of the Russian experience in a range of human-animal relationships through tales of cruelty, interspecies communion and compassion, and efforts to either overcome or establish the human-animal divide.

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Other SouthHosam Aboul-ElaOther South raises new questions about the scope and attitude of Faulkner's project, positioning his work as an inherent critique of colonialism and emphasizing a more specific conceptualization of coloniality. Engaging with theorists from the former colonies, Aboul-Ela draws on an understanding of economics, social structures, and the colonial/neocolonial status of the Third World, and steps outside the preconceptions of current postcolonial studies to offer a view of our shared literary heritage.

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OtherhoodReginald ShepherdThe fourth collection from this much-praised poet combines lyricism with experimentation, creating a unique synthesis of passion and linguistic exploration.
Out LoudAnthony VaralloWinner of the 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

Varallo's short story collection gives voice to the disconnections of family and relationships, and the silent emotions that often speak louder than words. It tells of longings for meaningful expression and the complexities and escapism of human interactions that keep us from these truths.

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Out LoudAnthony VaralloWinner of the 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

Varallo's short story collection gives voice to the disconnections of family and relationships, and the silent emotions that often speak louder than words. It tells of longings for meaningful expression and the complexities and escapism of human interactions that keep us from these truths.

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Out of the WoodsChar MillerEnvironmental History, formerly Environmental History Review, has helped define an entire discipline through the publication of the finest scholarship of humanists, social and natural scientists, and a variety of other professionals. Out of the Woods gathers the best of this scholarship.
Out of the WoodsHal RothmanEnvironmental History, formerly Environmental History Review, has helped define an entire discipline through the publication of the finest scholarship of humanists, social and natural scientists, and a variety of other professionals. Out of the Woods gathers the best of this scholarship.
Out of This FurnaceThomas BellOur all-time bestselling title, this classic and powerful novel spanning three generations of a Slovak immigrant family. It has been adopted for course use in more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide.

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Outposts of the War for EmpireCharles StotzThis reissued hardcover edition thoroughly examines colonial era forts through narrative and illustration. It offers information about their physical attributes as well as why they were built.
Overtaken by the NightRichard Robbins Jr.Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country's unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky's incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true.
Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976Paul SigmundAn exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Paul e. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it. He also views the roles of various Chilean political and interest groups, the CIA, and U.S. corporations.

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