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The Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship

by Gale Eaton

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and...


Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist

by Terence Moore

Joe Doupe showed that Winnipeg's medical students, though small and distant from the great medical centres, could become a first-rate teaching and research establishment; in doing so he became one of Canada's...


Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot

by Harlow Giles Unger

"Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man, shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans." --Washington...


Up from Slavery

by Booker T. Washington

Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated...


Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution

by Derrick Jensen

Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass...


Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

by Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Nana Asma’u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al.

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...


William Ellery Leonard: The Professor and the Locomotive-God

by Neale Reinitz

This biography explores the life and works of William Ellery Leonard, a poet of the early twentieth century who has largely fallen from public and academic awareness. His life was marked by heartache, loss and...


Harvard Rules

by Richard Bradley

It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged...


Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

by Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts...


In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

by John P. Spencer

In the Crossfire brings a much-needed historical perspective to contemporary debates about educational inequality by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to...


The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays

by John Herbert Roper, Sr.

A comprehensive biography of a dedicated civil rights activist and distinguished South Carolinian


A Place in the Sun

by Donald Kennedy

More than personal memoir, Donald Kennedy's story is not only a chronicle of watershed years in the history of Stanford University, but also a reflection on academia's perennial concerns. The story builds from...


Ivan Illich in Conversation

by David Cayley

For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional...


The Rivers North of the Future

by Charles Taylor & David Cayley

In The Rivers North of the Future David Cayley has compiled Ivan Illich's moving and insightful thoughts concerning the fate of the Christian Gospel.

Illich's view, which could be summed up as the corruption...


Perspectives on Our Age

by Jacques Ellul & Willem H. Vanderburg

Originally broadcast on CBC Radio's Ideas as a series of interviews, Jacques Ellul's first-person approach here makes his ideas accessible to readers looking for new ways of understanding our society, and also...


The Speeches & Autobiographical Writings of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by former slave, Frederick Douglass. The text, first published in 1845, describes the events of...


Try and Be Somebody

by Becky Hatcher Crabtree & Merri Jackson Hess

Try and Be Somebody, a biography of the inspiring life of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason, documents the life of the first president of Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia, and an early 20th century leader...


Fifty Years of Religious Studies in Canada

by Harold Coward

In Canadian universities in the early 1960s, no courses were offered on Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. Only the study of Christianity was available, usually in a theology program in a church college or seminary....


I Remember Laurier

by Harold Remus, Rose Blackmore & Boyd McDonald

I Remember Laurier is the story—actually, thirty-seven stories—of the little university that could, told by some of those who devoted themselves to transforming the school from its modest beginnings into...