Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The God Delusion

In his sensational international bestseller, the preeminent scientist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins delivers a hard-hitting, impassioned, but humorous rebuttal of religious belief. With rigor and wit, Dawkins eviscerates the arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of the existence of a supreme being. He makes a compelling case that faith is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. In a preface written for the paperback edition, Dawkins responds to some of the controversies the book has incited. This brilliantly argued, provocative book challenges all of us to test our beliefs, no matter what beliefs we hold. [Description provided by the publisher]


Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators

Bringing together exclusive and previously unpublished interviews with 18 leading composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, choreographers and producers from the 1930s to the present, this book details the careers of the individuals who shaped this popular performance art during its most prolific period.