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Essays of Conviction

Do You Believe? : Conversations on God and Religion by Antonio Monda; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
New York: Vintage Books, 2007

Essays of Dissent

Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s: an Oral History by Jeff Kisseloff
Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c2007

Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002 by Salman Rushdie
New York: Random House, c2002

White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories by Cooper Thompson, Emmett Schaefer, and Harry Brod; with a foreword by James W. Loewen
Durham: Duke University Press, c2003

Essays of Hope

Words Without Borders: the World Through the Eyes of Writers: an Anthology edited by Samantha Schnee, Alane Salierno Mason, and Dedi Felman
New York: Anchor Books, 2007

Windows into My World : Latino Youth Write Their Lives edited by Sarah Cortez
Houston, TX: Piñata Books, c2007

Essays as Art

The Pushcart Book of Essays: the Best Essays from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize edited by Anthony Brandt
Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, c2002

The Art of the Personal Essay: an Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present selected and with an introduction by Phillip Lopate
New York: Anchor Books, c1994

Great Essays by Nobel Prize Winners edited by Leo Hamalian and Edmond L. Volpe
New York, Noonday Press, c1960

Reader Favorite Essays

The Best of the Nation : Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture edited by Victor Navasky & Katrina vanden Heuvel ; foreword by Gore Vidal
New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, c2000

Collected Essays by James Baldwin
New York : Library of America, 1998

A Collection of Essays by George Orwell
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1953

The Death of the Moth, and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf
New York, Harcourt, Brace and company [c1942]

Fool's Paradise by John Gierach ; illustrated by Glen Wolff
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Boston : Little, Brown & Co. c2000

A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold ; illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz ; introduction by Robert Finch
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987

Small Wonder : Essays by Barbara Kingsolver ; illustrations by Paul Mirocha
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002

Teaching a Stone to Talk : Expeditions and Encounters by Annie Dillard
New York : Harper & Row, c1982

Who Let the Dogs In? : Incredible Political Animals I have Known by Molly Ivins
New York : Random House, c2004

Edward R. Murrow

originator of the This I Believe series

Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, c2004

Edward R. Murrow: an American Original by Joseph E. Persico
New York: McGraw-Hill, c1988

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