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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...


The Human Tradition in Premodern China

by Kenneth J. Hammond, Anthony Deblasi & Ina Asim

The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age....


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford

by Leslie Brody

Admirers and detractors use the same words to describe Jessica Mitford: subversive, mischief-maker, muckraker. J.K. Rowling calls her her “most influential writer.” Those who knew her best simply called her...


The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir

by Dave Van Ronk & Elijah Wald

A colorful and engaging feast for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture, the early 1960s.


Louis I. KahnArchitect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him

by Jr., Charles E. Dagit & Nathaniel Kahn

Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. Louis I. Kahn was one of these people. In this absorbing volume of...


Thoughtful Gardening

by Robin Lane Fox

With wit and wisdom, Oxford historian and Financial Times gardening columnist Robin Lane Fox recounts his deep passion and appreciation for gardening


Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi

by Richard L. Johnson

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from...


Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

by Jamie Zeppa

Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan. Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the Earth...


Jack and Jill, Not an Easy Climb - The Tina Mucka Story

by Brenda Sue

"Jack and Jill" (not an easy climb) is a rich account of the lonely life of Tina Mucka. Tina was born the third SON to a French Canadian family in Keene, NH. For years Neal felt out of place in his body. He...


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.