75 Readings Plus / Edition 6

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $58.77   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The alternate version of the best selling 75 Readings,this rhetorically organized reader collects the most popular essays for first-year writing,with apparatus,at a student-friendly price.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072370621
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/3/2001
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Santi V. Buscemi is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he teaches reading and writing. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and completed studies for the doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of A READER FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS (McGraw-Hill), now in its third edition; AN ESL WORKBOOK (McGraw-Hill); and coauthor with Charlotte Smith of 75 READINGS PLUS (McGraw-Hill). He is also chief author of McGraw-Hill's ALLWRITE!, an interactive computer software program in rhetoric, grammar, and research.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents
To the Instructor
Ch. 1 Narration 1
A Hanging 3
Salvation 9
Grandmother's Victory 13
No Name Woman 19
Somewhere, Some Time, Some Place 31
The Stunt Pilot 37
The Day the Fire Came 48
Ch. 2 Description 54
Where the World Began 56
The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador 63
Tuesday Morning 67
The Death of the Moth 73
The Way to Rainy Mountain 77
Alias Benowitz Shoe Repair 83
My Father 89
Easter in Sicily 98
Ch. 3 Process 106
The Spider and the Wasp 108
The Grey Beginnings 114
How to Cook a Carp 123
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain 128
Writing Drafts 137
Rules of the Game: Rodeo 142
How to Live to Be 200 150
Ch. 4 Definition 155
The Holocaust 157
Beauty 162
Homeless 166
What Is Poverty 170
Faith of the Father 175
Erotica and Pornography 181
Good Souls 187
Ch. 5 Division and Classification 193
Thinking as a Hobby 195
Presidential Character and How to Foresee It 203
The Climythology of America 209
Predictable Crises of Adulthood 217
Why Nothing Is "Wrong" Anymore 225
Cinematypes 229
Growing Up Asian in America 233
Ch. 6 Comparison and Contrast 241
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts 243
My Brother Shaman 248
Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers 253
Bones 264
Two Views of the Mississippi 274
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life 277
Neat People vs. Sloppy People 280
At the Mercy of the Cure 284
Ch. 7 Example and Illustration 289
Backwater Cuisine 291
Why Don't We Complain? 295
Does America Still Exist? 302
A Few Kind Words for Superstition 307
The Patterns of Eating 311
Distancing the Homeless 317
On a Greek Holiday 330
Ch. 8 Cause and Effect 337
How Do You Know It's Good? 339
The Villain in the Atmosphere 346
Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemy 351
My Wood 356
Watching the Grasshopper Get the Goodies 360
The Iks 363
White Guilt 367
Where Have All the Parents Gone? 375
Ch. 9 Analogy 383
The Myth of the Cave 385
The Myth of Sisyphus 390
"But a Watch in the Night": A Scientific Fable 395
Body Ritual among the Nacirema 401
The Cosmic Prison 407
Shouting "Fire!" 411
Am I Blue? 417
My Horse 422
Ch. 10 Argument 430
A Modest Proposal 432
The Great Person-Hole Cover Debate: A Modest Proposal for Anyone Who Thinks the Word "He" Is Just Plain Easier... 440
Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You 444
Should This Student Have Been Expelled? 448
I Have a Dream 456
Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs 461
A Step Back to the Workhouse? 470
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor 478
Acknowledgments 485
Index of Authors and Titles 491
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)