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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...



Being Kammu
My Village, My Life
Damrong Tayanin
Combining autobiography and ethnography, Damrong Tayanin examines the lifestyles, customs, practices, and beliefs of the Kammu people by describing his own...



Bell
Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
Robert V. Bruce



The Book of the Pharaohs
Pascal Vernus, Jean Yoyotte
The Book of the Pharaohs is an encyclopedia made up of short essays on the pharaohs themselves, as well as on places, dynasties, personages, subjects, and themes relating to the kings and their rule.



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley, Chicago's longest-serving mayor, led a period of economic restructuring after the post–World War II urban crisis by building a vibrant tourist economy. This book focuses on his role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban...



Cancer Crossings
A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
Tim Wendel
When Eric Wendel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1966, the survival rate was 10 percent. Today, it is 90 percent. Even as politicians call for a "Cancer Moonshot," this accomplishment remains a pinnacle in cancer research.The author’s daughter, then a medical student at Georgetown Medical School, told her father about this...



Changing Enemies
The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany
Noel Gilroy Annan
"Changing Enemies is one of the last accounts we shall have by a witness to some of the high-level decision making during the war and its immediate aftermath. . . . Lord Annan's book valuably points to the contribution to German democracy that was...



Charles Austin Beard
The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism
Richard Drake
Richard Drake presents a new interpretation of Charles Austin Beard's life and work. The foremost American historian and a leading public intellectual in the first half of the twentieth century, Beard participated actively in the debates about American politics and foreign policy surrounding the two world wars. Drake takes this famous man's...



Charles Darwin, Geologist
Sandra Herbert
"Pleasure of imagination. . . . I a geologist have illdefined notion of land covered with ocean, former animals, slow force cracking surface &c truly poetical."—from Charles Darwin's Notebook M, 1838 The early nineteenth century was a golden age for...



Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even...



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