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Inside the Presidency of George H. W. Bush
This book draws on interviews with senior White House and Cabinet officials conducted under the auspices of the Bush Oral History Project to provide a multidimensional portrait of the first President Bush and his administration.



Albert Camus
Elements of a Life
Robert Zaretsky
Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) difficult periods of my life. More...



Birth Certificate
The Story of Danilo Kis
Mark Thompson
An engaging and experimental biography of Danilo Kis (1935–89), the Yugoslav novelist, essayist, poet, and translator whose work generated storms of controversy in his homeland but today holds classic status.



Bones around My Neck
The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur
Tamara Loos
In Bones around My Neck, Tamara Loos recounts the personal and political adventures of Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935), who served as Siam's first diplomat to Europe during the most dramatic moment of Siam’s political history.



Community Architect
The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein
Kristin E. Larsen
Clarence S. Stein (1882–1975) was an architect, housing visionary, regionalist, policymaker, and colleague of influential public figures. Kristin E. Larsen's biography of Stein comprehensively examines his built and unbuilt projects and his intellectual legacy as a proponent of the "garden city" for a modern age.



The Death of Tolstoy
Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910
William Nickell
In the middle of the night of October 28, 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most famous man in Russia, vanished. A secular saint revered for his literary genius, pacificism, and dedication to the earth and the poor, Tolstoy had left his home in secret to embark...



The Devil
A New Biography
Philip C. Almond
Philip C. Almond explores the figure of evil incarnate from the first centuries of the Christian era through to the Enlightenment, when the Devil became marginal to Christian theology and the dominant concerns of the Western intellectual tradition.



Diogenes of Oinoanda/Diogène d’Œnoanda
Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates/Épicurisme et controverses
The texts of Diogenes of Oinoanda (2nd century AD) who invited his readers to an Epicurean life is the largest ancient inscription ever discovered. Over 70 new finds have increased the number of known wall blocks and fragments to nearly 300, offering...



Emperor of the World
Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Anne A. Latowsky
Exploring how the historical memory of Charlemagne was used to shape the institutions of kingship and empire in the High Middle Ages.



Engineering Philadelphia
The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis
Domenic Vitiello
Asweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis, focusing on the influential Sellers family.



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