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75 Readings Plus / Edition 10

75 Readings Plus / Edition 10

by Santi V. Buscemi, Charlotte Smith
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ISBN-13: 9780077426446
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/27/2012
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 78,799
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Santi V. Buscemi teaches reading, composition, and literature at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he was chair of the Department of English for twenty-eight years. He is the author of A Reader for College Writers, 75 Readings, and 75 Readings Plus. He has lectured on freshman composition and developmental education at regional and national conferences in the United States and South Africa.

Table of Contents

* indicates new to the Ninth Edition.
Chapter 1
George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant
Langston Hughes: Salvation
Maya Angelou: Grandmother’s Victory
Malcolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language
Martin Gansberg: Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police

*Barbara Tuchman: The Plague

Chapter 2
James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown
E.B. White: Once More to the Lake
Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd
Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
F. Scott Momaday: Revisiting Sacred Ground
Michael Byers: Monuments to Our Better Nature

Chapter 3
Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall
Richard Marius: Writing Drafts
John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes: Alone on the Hilltop
Edward Abbey: The Serpents of Paradise
*Gretel Ehrlich: Chronicles of Ice

Chapter 4
Susan Sontag: Women’s Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?
Jo Goodwin Parker: What Is Poverty?
Ellen Goodman: The Company Man
Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word
Joe Epstein: The Green-Eyed Monster
*Dagoberto Gilb: Pride

Chapter 5
Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood
Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America
Judith Viorst:The Truth about Lying
William Lutz: Doublespeak
Jonathan Lethem: 9 Failures of the Imagination
*Luc Sante: What Secrets Tell

Chapter 6
Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
Deborah Tannen: Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers
Mark Twain: Two Views of the Mississippi
Scott Russell Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds
Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong in America
*Henry Blodget: China's Biggest Gamble: Can It Have Capatilism Without Democracy? A Prediction

Chapter 7
Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Superstition
Edward T. Hall: The Anthropology of Manners
Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space
William Zinsser: Clutter
Bailey White: Forbidden Things
John McPhee: Silk Parachute
*Richard Wiseman: The Search for the World’s Funniest Joke

Chapter 8
Shelby Steele: White Guilt
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?
Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably
K. C. Cole: The Arrow of Time
Paul Salopek: Shattered Sudan
David Ewing Duncan: DNA as Destiny
*Susan Casey: Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic . . .Are We?

Chapter 9
Plato: The Myth of the Cave
Alice Walker: Am I Blue?
Horace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison
Annie Dillard: Living Like Weasels

Chapter 10
Economics and Social Responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich: A Step Back to the Workhouse?
Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor
Jonathan Kozol: The Details of Life

Free Speech
Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?
Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting "Fire!"

Global Warming
*Andrew C Revkin: Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice
*Philip Stott: Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream
Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic
Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists
Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife
Medicine Grizzlybear Lake: An Indian Father’s Plea

Chapter 11
Stephen J. Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs
Amy Tan: Mother Tongue
Lars Eighner: On Dumpster Diving
Andrew Sullivan: This Is a Religious War
Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter
Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme
Frank Bures: Test Day

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