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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...



History of My Own Times; or, the Life and Adventures of William Otter, Sen., Comprising a Series of Events, and Musical Incidents Altogether Original
William Otter
His Life and Adventures offer an inside account of the brawling racism common in the early nineteenth century and sharply detail the rowdy male subculture of the times.... History of My Own Times is one of the few first-person accounts of a rural artisan in pre-genteel...



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social restrictions imposed on women as they sought political and economic equality in the first half...



In Search of the Free Individual
The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul
Svetlana Alexievich
"I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans." So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral...



Jerry Garcia Coloring Book
Collection One
Ted Harrington, Douglas Brown Gillespie, Jeremy Dean
Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia was not only a brilliant musician, he was also a prolific and well regarded artist. At the time of his death, Garcia left behind more than 2000 pieces. This book was created with some of our favorites. It's not just a coloring book, it's a way to interact with the art (and...



Jew Boy
A Memoir
Alan Kaufman
Jew Boy is Alan Kaufman's riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. This pioneering masterpiece, the very first memoir of its kind by a member of the Second Generation is Kaufman's coming-of-age account, by turns hilarious and terrifying, written with irreverent humor and poetic introspection. Throughout the...



Joyce
The Return of the Repressed
Did James Joyce, that icon of modernity, spearhead the dismantling of the Cartesian subject? Or was he a supreme example of a modern man forever divided and never fully known to himself? This volume reads the dialogue of contradictory cultural voices in Joyce’s works—revolutionary and reactionary, critical and subject to critique, marginal and...



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.



Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
December 7, 1776–March 30, 1778
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume I



Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution—Selected Letters and Papers, 1776–1790
April 1, 1781–December 23, 1781
Le Marquis de Lafayette
Volume...



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