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75 Readings Plus

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Edition:
10th
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9780077426446

ISBN10:
0077426444
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Pub. Date:
1/23/2012
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

75 Readings Plusis a version of the best-selling 75 Readingsthat supplies additional guidance for student readers. 75 Readings Plusintroduces students to a range of classic and contemporary essays. The text also exposes them to a variety of rhetorical strategies, writing styles, themes, and topics. At the same time, it retains maximum flexibility for the instructor. These essays provide good structural models for rhetorical techniques and raise complex questions about current and enduring issues.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

NARRATION 1

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant

Langston Hughes: Salvation

Maya Angelou: Grandmother’s Victory

Malcolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language

Martin Gansberg: Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police

Barbara Tuchman: The Plague

Chapter 2

DESCRIPTION

James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown

E.B. White: Once More to the Lake

Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd

Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood

Michael Byers: Monuments to Our Better Nature

Louise Erdrich: Beneath My House

Chapter 3

PROCESS ANALYSIS

Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall

Richard Marius: Writing Drafts

John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes: Alone on the Hilltop

Gretel Ehrlich: Chronicles of Ice

Peter Elbow: Desperation Writing

Chapter 4

DEFINITION

Jo Goodwin Parker: What Is Poverty?

Ellen Goodman: The Company Man

Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word

Joseph Epstein: The Green-Eyed Monster: Envy is Nothing to Be Jealous Of

Dagoberto Gilb: Pride

Richard Rodriguez: “Blaxicans” and Other ReinventedAmericans

Chapter 5

CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION

Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood

Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America

Judith Viorst: The Truth about Lying

William Lutz: Doublespeak

Luc Sante: What Secrets Tell

Brandon Griggs: The 12 Most Annoying Types ofFacebookers

Chapter 6

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts

Mark Twain: Two Views of the Mississippi

Scott Russell Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People

Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong in America

Henry Blodget: China's Biggest Gamble: Can It Have Capatilism Without Democracy? A Prediction

Gary Soto: Like Mexicans

Chapter 7

EXAMPLE AND ILLUSTRATION

Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Superstition

Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space

William Zinsser: Clutter

Bailey White: Forbidden Things

John McPhee: Silk Parachute

Richard Wiseman: The Search for the World’s Funniest Joke

Maxine Hong Kingston: Family Ghosts

Chapter 8

CAUSE AND EFFECT

Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?

Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably

K. C. Cole: The Arrow of Time

Paul Salopek: Shattered Sudan

Susan Casey: Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic . . .Are We?

Carlo Petrini: The Value and Price of Food

Chapter 9

ANALOGY

Plato: The Myth of the Cave

Horace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison

Annie Dillard: Living Like Weasels

Rebecca Brown: Extreme Reading

Chapter 10

ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION

ARGUMENT

Texting

Janet Kornblum: Tapping into Text Messaging

Michael Rubinkam: Texting in Class Is Rampant

Free Speech

Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?

Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting "Fire!"

Global Warming

Andrew C Revkin: Global Warming Is Eroding Glacial Ice

Philip Stott: Global Warming Is Not a Threat to Polar Ice

PERSUASION

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream

Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic

Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists

Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife

Medicine Grizzlybear Lake: An Indian Father’s Plea

Jonathan Safran Foer: Let Them Eat Dog

John Stuart Mill: On Liberty

Chapter 11

MIXED STRATEGIES

Stephen J. Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

Amy Tan: Mother Tongue

Lars Eighner: On Dumpster Diving

Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter

Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme

Frank Bures: Test Day

Sherman Alexie: Superman and Me



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