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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

by Marion Meade

"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."-Allene Talmey, Vogue.


Elder Zenobius: A Life in Spiritual Continuity with Pre-Revolutionary Russia

by Zinoviy Chesnokov

Illustrating the continuity of eldership in the Russian Orthodox tradition with a special focus on a remarkable man, this book is a reverent account of Elder Zenobius and a touching insight into his religion....


A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage

by Thomas J. Whalen

In the American political system today, courage and the presidency are rarely spoken of in the same sentence. Forgotten is the wisdom of Andrew Jackson: "One man of courage makes a majority." Thomas J. Whalen's...


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martín|Bartky, Sandra Alcoff & Teresa Brennan

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable...


Herbert Woodward Martin and the African American Tradition in Poetry

by Ronald Primeau

Herbert Woodward Martin is a prize-winning poet and performer, an actor and playwright, a singer and opera librettist, a professor, and a scholar. Born in Alabama in 1933 Martin and his family moved to Toledo,...


So Far, So Good: The Saga of a Broken Neck, and the Good Life that Can Follow

by Lee D. Goldstein

Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 66+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history....


Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms

by Allan Peskin

Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was arguably the premier soldier of his era. More than any other, he was responsible for the professionalization of the U.S. Army during his long career (1807-61). He served as general...


My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

by Patricia Raybon

"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts...


Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

by Luis Gutiérrez & Doug Scofield

A candid, savvy, inspiring, and often hilarious memoir by one of America’s most fearless political leaders. Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, eleven-term Congressman...


Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

by Cynthia Fleming

During her short life, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson became one of the most important leaders in the black struggle for equality. By age 24, Robinson's intelligence, brashness, and bravery had elevated her to a...


Amelia Earhart: A Biography

by Doris L. Rich

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among...


Warrenpoint

by Denis Donoghue

A novelistic “family romance” from a key figure in contemporary literature, focusing with lyrical detail on his coming of age in Northern Ireland. Warrenpoint is a memoir, and more than a memoir: with moments...


Stateless in Shanghai

by Liliane Willens

With vivid firsthand descriptions of Asia’s most cosmopolitan city from the 1920s to the 1950s, this recollection chronicles Liliane Willens' life and trials in Shanghai as China collapsed under the weight...


Our Father: The Prodigal Son Returns

by Bruce Smith & Phil Kershaw

Our Father is a compelling memoir by Bruce Smith chronicling his life as a fatherless boy growing up in segregated Texas and his rise to fame and fortune as a star professional football player and real estate...


Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country

by Lucy Moore

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko


Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History

by William Pelfrey

Billy, Alfred, and General Motors is the tale not just of the two extraordinary men of its title but also of the formative decades of twentieth-century America, through two world wars and sea changes in business,...


Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

by Peter Tregear

Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most...


Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith

by Michael Griffin

Crossing disciplinary boundaries between eighteenth-century studies and Irish studies, this book explores the geographies and politics of Oliver Goldsmith’s complex and productive negotiation of the London...


Against the Age (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to William Morris

by Peter Faulkner

Students new to the work of William Morris will find the full range of his achievements covered in this reissue of Peter Faulkner's excellent biography, first published in 1980. The author has carefully placed...


The Blessed Human Race: Essays on Reconsideration

by George Jochnowitz

Professor George Jochnowitz and his daughter Miriam were teaching in China at the time of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. The experience drastically changed the author's way of thinking about Marxism. Professor...