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Featured Title from Our Book Printing Machine
OPUS is the Espresso Book Machine located in the fiction room. If you have questions about printing a book with Opus, email Opus@politics-prose.com.
This September, our Opus pick is George Barnard’s Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing (Opus, $12). This book, originally printed in 1870, is ideal for artists, arborists, and those interested in the life and times of the Victorian age.
Range, a veteran journalist for Time, U.S. News and World Report,
and other publications, found his latest story right on his doorstep.
In March 2011 an employee of the Bethesda yoga-apparel shop Lululemon
was murdered. Another employee was found bound and slashed, and she
reported an attack by a rapist. But what actually happened was quite
different, and the shocking incident grew even more shocking as the
facts surfaced. Range recreates the suspenseful investigation and
explores the lives of those involved. Range will discuss his reporting on August 16 at 7 p.m.
This volume contains five issues of American Cookery from October 1917
to April 1918. Charmin chapters include “Making Cooks for Uncle Sam's
Navy," "The Naughtiness of Superfluity," and "Shall Meatless Meals Be
Tasteless". This book is a historical and culinary gem.
During the month of Ramadan, our featured Opus selection is intended to be a source of enlightenment and guidance to help others understand the basic teachings of Islam. In addition to providing an introduction to the five fundamental articles of the Islamic faith, Mirza Tahir Ahmad also explores the universal nature of Islam and its place in society.
Last week, Publisher's Weekly gave John J. Kelley's The Fallen Snow a starred review.
We couldn't be more proud! Kelley, who printed his novel on Opus, will
sign and personalize copies of his novel. Those interested in
receiving a personalized, signed book should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May of 1872, painter Samuel Edmund Waller traveled to Iceland with
Originally published in 1912, this anthology features stirring selections of prose and verse that touch on, honor, and illuminate Independence Day for the United States of America. Editor Robert Haven Schauffler strove to document and collect these selections in order to provide context for the celebration from the thought leaders and cultural icons of the day.
Local poet Doug Lang makes use of found objects and sourced material such as Chaucer and Shelley in this chapbook that both distorts and rearranges the reader’s perceptions and expectations of contemporary poetry.
Originally published in 1920, this collection of fairy tales and
folklore captures the spirit and imagination of Ireland. Each story, as
compiled and presented by James Stephens, retains the cadence and
musicality of a tale told by a seasoned storyteller. These stories of
warriors surrounded by giant toads, disappearing maidens, and enchanted
caverns are further brought to life by the hand-drawn illustrations of
The 2013 Major League Baseball season is kicking into full summer
swing. To celebrate, our Opus selection is John J. McGraw’s 1913 book Scientific Baseball,
an inside look at America’s favorite pastime in an era well before the
designated hitter. In addition to sharing his zest for the
quintessential American sport, McGraw also offers time-tested tips for
the game—after all, throwing the perfect spit ball never goes out of
style. The same cannot be said for the players’ attire, brought to life
in full illustrations within the text.
This is a collection of poems that Whitman wrote while helping the sick
and wounded during the Civil War. Its publication was delayed by the
controversial nature of his previous works, by his own fragile mental
state and lack of funds, and then by the assassination of President
Lincoln. Finally published in October 1865, these poems expressed
enthusiasm for the Union cause and horror of war's repercussions; in
particular, he reports on the perspective of the war from the
hospitals. His style and subject matter contain a vivid crispness that
seems to reflect the development of photography at the time. The most
famous poem in the collection, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard
Bloom'd," is an elegy to President Lincoln after his assassination.
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