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The 100 Most Notable Cornellians
Glenn Altschuler, Laurence Moore, Isaac Kramnick
"Cornell is unique among American research universities and in the Ivy League. . . . It aspires to the ideals of Ezra Cornell, who founded an institution 'where any one person could find instruction in any study.' . . . Cornell has played a...



42
Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton
This book uses hundreds of hours of newly opened interviews and other sources to illuminate the life and times of the nation's forty-second president, Bill Clinton. 42 provides a multidimensional portrait of Bill Clinton's administration, drawing largely on the observations of those who knew it best.



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...



Alias Olympia
A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire
Eunice Lipton
Eunice Lipton was a fledging art historian when she first became intrigued by Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century model who appeared in Edouard Manet's most famous paintings, only to vanish from history in a haze of degrading hearsay. But had...



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...



Autobiographics
A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation
Leigh Gilmore



Autobiography of a Farm Boy
Isaac Phillips Roberts
This autobiography of the first Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University offers an unconventional account of farm life in New York and the Middle West during the nineteenth century, and of the difficulties attendant upon building up a...



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...



Baudelaire's World
Rosemary Lloyd
Charles Baudelaire is often regarded as the founder of modernist poetry. Written with clarity and verve, Baudelaire's World provides English-language readers with the biographical, historical, and cultural contexts that will lead to a fuller...



Becoming William James
Howard M. Feinstein
For William James, work was the problem. Ultimately, going to work was the resolution, and James's quest for meaningful work remains as relevant at the end of the twentieth century as it was in the nineteenth. Weaving letters, diaries, drawings, and...



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