The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines by Gilbert H. Muller
Addressing the continuing interest in liberal arts issues, interdisciplinary themes, multicultural perspectives, and critical thinking, The McGraw-Hill Reader provides students with a full range of quality prose works spanning various ages, cultures, and subjects.
Gilbert H. Muller, who received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University, is currently professor of English and Special Assistant to the President at the LaGuardia campus of the City University of New York. He has also taught at Stanford University, Vassar College, and several universities overseas. Dr. Muller is the author of the award-winning Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O’Connor and the Catholic Grotesque, Chester Himes , and other critical studies. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, The Sewanee Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He is also a noted author and editor of textbooks in English and composition, including The Short Prose Reader with Harvey Wiener, and with John A Williams, The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Bridges: Literature across Cultures, and Ways In: Reading and Writing about Literature. Among Dr. Muller’s awards are National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Mellon Fellowship.
* New to this edition 1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Preparing to Read Critical Reading Beyond Content: Focusing on Structure Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts * Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Communicate? Amos Bad Heart, View of Chief Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull Thomas E. Franklin, Fire Fighters Raising the Flag at Ground Zero The Writing Process Drafting Revising Student Essay (Jamie Taylor), Cultist Behavior or Doltish Behavior? Readings for Critical Response and for Writing Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Cult of Ethnicity Annie Dillard, The Writing Life * Peter Elbow, Freewriting * Donald M. Murray, The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts 2. Reading and Writing Effective Arguments The Purpose of Argumentation The Test of Justification The Language of Argument Appeals to Reason, Emotion, and Ethics Thinking Critically About Argument Writing Powerful Arguments (and more...)