75 Readings Plus / Edition 8

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073125084
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/7/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (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.

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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
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