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The stirring and provocative final three novels by the literary voice of the Civil Rights era

“Niebuhr has extraordinary insight into human nature, especially the behavior of nations and social groups. He is keenly aware of the complexity of human motives and of the relation between morality and power. . . . Moreover, Niebuhr helped me to recognize the complexity of man’s social involvement and the glaring reality of collective evil.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

“A long-overdue tribute to the trailblazers of psychological suspense”—Sue Grafton

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Flannery O’Connor: Collected Works
Wise Blood, The Violent Bear It Away, her two story collections, essays, and more

James Thurber: Writings and Drawings
The Seal in the Bedroom • My Life and Hard Times • The Last Flower • The Thirteen Clocks • and more

Thomas Paine: Collected Writings
Common Sense, The Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, articles, letters, and more

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