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  • Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve (Deckle Edge)
    Views : 179
    Pages : 432

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    A deep dive into the heart of the New Testament, crossing continents and cross-referencing texts.

    Bissell (Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creations, 2012, etc.) delivers an unusual work of Christological travel literature, visiting the alleged tombs of Jesus’ disciples, supplementing his journey with close reading ... more

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    2016-03-01

    ISBN-10: 0375424660

    ISBN-13: 9780375424663

    Language: English

  • Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
    Views : 118
    Pages : 240

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    Harper’s contributor Bissell (Fiction Writing/Portland State Univ.; The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam, 2007, etc.) considers the importance of video games.

    Parts of this uneven investigation into the aesthetics of the gaming experience are as thrilling and fresh as the best writing ... more

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    2010-06-08

    ISBN-10: 0307378705

    ISBN-13: 9780307378705

    Language: English

  • Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia
    Views : 40
    Pages : 416

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    A literate, elegiac account of travels in the outback of Uzbekistan, tracing the origins and consequences of one of the world’s most devastating ecological disasters.

    Debut author Bissell’s wanderings in Central Asia begin in an ancient outpost of civilization: the old stone city of Tashkent, to which the author had first come in the m ... more

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    2003-09-23

    ISBN-10: 0375421300

    ISBN-13: 9780375421303

    Language: English

  • God Lives in St. Petersburg: and Other Stories
    Views : 283
    Pages : 224

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    Bissell follows a nonfiction account of his travels in Central Asia (Chasing the Sea, 2003) with this slim but rigorous debut collection of six darkly passionate stories about Americans who have chosen to visit or live in that most difficult part of the world.

    In “Death Defier,” a very ill British correspondent and a healthy Ame ... more

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    2005-01-25

    ISBN-10: 0375422641

    ISBN-13: 9780375422645

    Language: English

  • Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    Views : 227
    Pages : 432

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    A deep dive into the heart of the New Testament, crossing continents and cross-referencing texts.

    Bissell (Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creations, 2012, etc.) delivers an unusual work of Christological travel literature, visiting the alleged tombs of Jesus’ disciples, supplementing his journey with close reading ... more

    Publish on

    2016-03-01

    ISBN-10: 0375424660

    ISBN-13: 9780375424663

    Language: English

  • Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation
    Views : 121
    Pages : 256

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pMcSweeney's, Believer Books

    Book Description

    A whip-smart, occasionally pugnacious collection of essays on culture from a wide-ranging critic.

    In recent years, Bissell (Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, 2010, etc.) has built a reputation as an expert on video games, culminating with the scattershot Extra Lives. Here, he covers a wider swath but provides more co ... more

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    2012-04-03

    ISBN-10: 1936365766

    ISBN-13: 9781936365760

    Language: English

  • The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
    Views : 480
    Pages : 432

    by: Tom Bissell

    Publisher: pPantheon

    Book Description

    A penetrating look back at the Vietnam conflict, with Bissell (Chasing the Sea, 2003, etc.) alternately guiding and following his veteran father.

    It took Bissell a little doing to convince his father to travel with him to Vietnam in 2003. A Marine junior officer who served in-country in 1966, before things turned definitively bad, t ... more

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    2007-03-06

    ISBN-10: 037542265X

    ISBN-13: 9780375422652

    Language: English