HUTCHISON, H: The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Hutchison, Hazel. The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War. Yale University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780300195026. Unmarked text.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31186) $20.00

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Looks at the roles of American writers in helping to shape national opinion and policy during the First World War. Authors include Henry James, Edith Wharton, Grace Fallow Norton, Mary Borden, Ellen La Motte, E. E. Cummings, and John Dos Passos. Draws on original letters and manuscripts in exploring how the essays, poetry, and novels of these seven literary figures influenced America’s public view of events from August 1914 through the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

Black-and-white illustrations. 292p. Measures 6.25×9.25 inches.

BOAS, RP: Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories

Boas, Ralph P. Jr. Lion Hunting and Other Mathematical Pursuits: A Collection of Mathematics, Verse, and Stories (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, Vol 15). Mathematical Association of America, 1995. ISBN: 088385323X. Unmarked text. Phone numbers on back end page. Soft corner crease on back cover. Good. Paperback. (#31056) $25.00

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In the famous paper of 1938, ‘A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting’, written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H. W. O. Pétard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods.

Illustrated. 308p.