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A Man Like Him
Portrait of the Burmese Journalist, Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung
Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay
The story of eight years in the brief life of Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung, a courageous Burmese journalist and editor. His political analyses helped guide the nation during a turbulent era marked by internal struggles to establish a democracy...



Adam Mickiewicz
The Life of a Romantic
Roman Koropeckyj
Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855), Poland's national poet, was one of the extraordinary personalities of the age. In chronicling the events of his life—his travels, numerous loves, a troubled marriage, years spent as a member of a heterodox religious sect...



Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory
Women Scientists Speak Out
The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist.



Forgotten Firebrand
James Redpath and the Making of Nineteenth-Century America
John R. McKivigan
The first full-length biography of the influential nineteenth-century American reformer, reporter, and impresario.



Friends and Exiles
A Memoir of the Nutmeg Isles and the Indonesian Nationalist Movement
Des Alwi
Des Alwi tells of his childhood on the eastern Indonesian island of Banda, where he was befriended and adopted by the two nationalist leaders, Mohammad Hatta and Sutan Sjahrir, exiled there by the Dutch colonial regime. He describes his experiences on...



Knowing Dickens
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
Bodenheimer explores the thoughtworld of the Victorian novelist who was most deeply intrigued by nineteenth-century ideas about the unconscious mind.



Herbert Spencer and the Invention of Modern Life
Mark Francis
The ideas of the English philosopher Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) profoundly shaped Victorian thought regarding evolutionary theory, the philosophy of science, sociology, and politics. In his day, Spencer's works ranked alongside those of Darwin and...



Mi Voz, Mi Vida
Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
Amid the flurry of debates about immigration, poverty, and education in the United States, the stories in Mi Voz, Mi Vida allow us to reflect on how young people who might be most affected by the results of these debates actually navigate through...



Architect of Justice
Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism
Dalia Tsuk Mitchell
A major figure in American legal history during the first half of the twentieth century, Felix Solomon Cohen (1907–1953) is best known for his realist view of the law and his efforts to grant Native Americans more control over their own cultural...



Balancing Two Worlds
Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories
"Those who find themselves living in the Americas, no matter what their ethnic, educational, or economic background, must ultimately 'become their own personalities,' melding their point of view with their points of origin and their places of...



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