The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Product rating: 4.3 with 184 reviews
Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history.
In Jill Lepore’s riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman’s story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers.
With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color
Posted in Women Tagged with: History, Secret, Vintage, Woman, Wonder
The Zone of Interest (Vintage International)
Product rating: 4.0 with 162 reviews
A Best Book of the Year: Time
, NPR, The Village Voice
, The Miami Herald
, Financial Times
, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Powerful and electric. . . . A book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career.” —NPR
“This is a novel that will endure. . . . A novel whose adventurousness is at the level of its ethical register, its attempt . . . to imagine the unimaginable.” —The Guardian (London)
“A tour de force of sheer verbal virtuosity, and a brilliant, celestially upsetting novel inspired by no less than a profound moral curiosity about human beings.” —Richard Ford
“Signature Amis at his most inventive. . . . It is precisely through such inspired and irreverent fluency that his dead-serious purpose is realized.” —The Washington Post
“The Zone of Interest harrows in the true sense of the word, churning up our preconceptions and assumptions. It is a work of artistic courage, chilling comedy and incontestable moral seriousness.” —Financial Times
“Heartbreaking. . . . [Amis is] a virtuosically vivid writer.” —The Atlantic
“His finest so far. . . . Astonishing. . . . A tragicomic moral blowtorch worthy of Swift.” —The Daily Beast
“Compelling. . . . Harrowingly effective.” —Slate
Posted in Cultural Heritage Tagged with: Interest, International, Vintage, Zone
The Archer Files: The Complete Short Stories of Lew Archer, Private Investigator (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Product rating: 4.0 with 1 reviews
No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on—a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person—the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely considered the heir to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Archer dug up secrets and bodies in and around Los Angeles.
Here, The Archer Files collects all the Lew Archer short stories ever published, along with thirteen unpublished “case notes” and a fascinating biographical profile of Archer by Edgar Award finalist Tom Nolan. Ross Macdonald’s signature staccato prose is the real star throughout this collection, which is both a perfect introduction for the newcomer and a must-have for the Macdonald aficionado.
Posted in Anthologies Tagged with: Archer, Complete, Crime/Black, Files, Investigator, Lizard, Private, Short, Stories, Vintage