The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
Provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the life, career and legacy of one of the most important New Yorkers of the Gilded Age.
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
A compelling biography of virtuoso, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams and how his life intersected with some of the greatest poets, writers, painters, and musicians of his time.
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
Tells the story of Lebanese immigrant Alfred Nicola, the fortune he began building as a peddler in Louisiana, and the family that founded Al-Kafaat University, an iconic institution serving the underprivileged and disabled of Lebanon, through two centuries of unrest in the Middle East.
A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.
Examines the life of education activist Audrey Cohen and her founding of Metropolitan College of New York.
Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.
A story of two twentieth-century American women whose love for each other fueled their work to create an egalitarian world.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.
An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth vice president of the United States.
An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told though his letters from the battlefield.
The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.
The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education
A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.
A biography of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, one of the founding directors of the Dutch West India Company and a leading figure in the establishment of the New Netherland colony
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.
Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner
Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.
Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.
The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.
Memoir and meditation on blindness.
An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.
Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.
An in-depth biography of the philosopher who brought phenomenology to the social sciences.
The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
A biography of one of America's leading humanitarians who, as an advisor to nine presidents, also had a lasting effect on American foreign policy.
Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.
This is a biography of one of the most original and one of the least understood seminal writers of the Baroque world, Jacob Boehme.
In a period tormented by mysteries and controversies, Boehme's visionary ...
In this book Charles Hartshorne continues his contribution to the field with autobiographical reflections, showing the causal conditions which made his career possible.
"There is some advantage in associating ...
This book presents a critical and comprehensive biography of Radhakrishnan. The authors explain how Radhakrishnan, who had a British knighthood and an Oxford Professorship, and who did not participate ...
Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.
Coppa provides the first full-length study of Giacomo Antonelli, friend and advisor to Pope Pius IX (Pio Nono) and his Secretary of State and chief minister from 1849 to 1876. Based on the documents of ...
She was a saint, a mystic, a reformer, a legend, and she was a fascinating and complex woman. This is the first full-scale biography of Saint Teresa of Avila from a human, nonconfessional point of view. ...
Sarah is the detailed case history of a UCLA undergraduate, written by a UCLA psychology professor. It is a unique case of psychological survival. Despite vicious sexual abuse, Sarah has managed to adapt, ...
Fifty years ago, Stefan Zweig, who committed suicide in 1942, was the most widely read and translated living writer in the world. Zweig's Vienna was a world of bright, brittle superficialities, in which ...
Heroic man and "the lies of history," the myths that surrounded them, were vital to the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. This study examines the four Anglo-Irish historical figures who dominated his life ...
Robert Bertholf and Annette Levitt have assembled thirteen essays that establish Blake as a "central voice molding modern literature and thought. " The essays in this volume examine Blake's influence ...
In 1935 Professor Robert Newdick of Ohio State University wrote to Robert Frost—already America's most famous living poet—in order to suggest certain revisions in the arrangement of the poet's collected ...
The Hawthorne depicted by Professor Bell in these pages will be as much of a surprise to many readers as is his appearance in the rare 1847 daguerreotype reproduced on the book-jacket. "This virtually ...