Magill's Literary Annual, 2010 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587656582
  • ISBN-13: 9781587656583
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 943 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
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Now in its 56th year, Magill's Literary Annual is the only Salem Press title that consistently and exclusively covers recent works of fiction and nonfiction across subjects, genres, and countries. Each year, Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published during the previous calendar year. The reviews in the two volume Magill's Literary Annual, 2010, are arranged alphabetically by title. At the beginning of both volumes is a complete alphabetical list, by category, of all covered books that provides readers with the title, author, and a brief description of each work. Every essay is approximately four pages in length. The text of each essay review analyzes and presents the focus, intent, and relative success of the author, as well as the makeup and point of view of the work under discussion. To assist the reader further, essays are supplemented by a list of additional "Review Sources" for further study in a bibliographic format. Every essay includes a sidebar offering a brief biography of the author or authors. Thumbnail photographs of the book covers and the authors are included as available.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Complete Annotated List of Titles.
Contributing Reviewers.
Author Photo Credits.
1: A. Lincoln: A Biography.
2: The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.
3: All Other Nights.
4: American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone.
5: Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life.
6: The Antelope’s Strategy: Living in Rwanda After the Genocide.
7: The Anthologist.
8: Ardent Spirits: Leaving Home, Coming Back.
9: The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution.
10: Baader-Meinhof: The Inside Story of the R.A.F..
11: Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock.
12: Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.
13: The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography.
14: The Believers.
15: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.
16: Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience.
17: Blame.
18: Blood’s a Rover.
19: The Blue Hour: A Life of Jean Rhys.
20: The Book of Night Women.
21: The Book of Samuel: Essays on Poetry and Imagination.
22: The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World.
23: Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi.
24: Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems.
25: The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal.
26: Castle.
27: Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero.
28: Cheever: A Life.
29: Chronic.
30: Chronic City.
31: Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places.
32: Collected Poems.
33: Columbine.
34: The Cradle.
35: Crossers.
36: Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression.
37: Darwin’s Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution.
38: Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5.
39: Deliver us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South.
40: Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music.
41: Digital Barbarism: A Writer’s Manifesto.
42: Don’t Cry: Stories.
43: The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Ignited the Age of Modern Terror.
44: Eating Animals.
45: The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays.
46: 1848: Year of Revolution.
47: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.
48: Endpoint: And Other Poems.
49: The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England.
50: Every Man Dies Alone.
51: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.
52: Evidence.
53: The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food.
54: Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California.
55: Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor.
56: Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City.
57: The Future of Liberalism.
58: Gabriel García Márquez: A Life.
59: A Gate at the Stairs.
60: The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the Struggle for Modern China.
61: Generosity: An Enhancement.
62: Genesis.
63: The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness.
64: Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, And Inspiring Things i Learned when i Read Every Single Word of the Bible.
65: A Good Fall.
66: Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme.
67: The Hindus: An Alternative History.
68: Homer & Langley.
69: Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan.
70: House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street.
71: The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization.
72: The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War.
73: The Housekeeper and the Professor.
74: How Rome Fell.
75: How to Paint a Dead Man.
76: The Humbling.
77: Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris: Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.
78: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders.
79: In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-wu.
80: In The President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect.
81: Inherent Vice.
82: Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia.
83: Invisible.
84: It will Come to Me.
85: Italian Shoes.
86: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.
87: Judas: A Biography.
88: A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx.
89: The Kindly Ones.
90: King’s Dream.
91: Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling.
92: Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic.
93: The Lacuna.
94: Laish.
95: Lark and Termite.
96: Last Rites.
97: Laura Rider’s Masterpiece.
98: “Le Cid” and “The Liar”.
99: Leaving India: My Family’s Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents.
100: Leavings: Poems.
101: The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume I: 1929-1940.
102: Life in Space: Astrobiology for Everyone.
103: The Life you can Save: Acting now to End World Poverty.
104: Lit: A Memoir.