Biography

MAN AND HIS PRESIDENTS: THE POLITICAL ODYSSEY OF WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.

Written by Felzenberg, Alvin S
A new understanding of the man who changed the face of American politics
May 2, 2017 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 448 Pages |
$35.00

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE WONDER OF THE AGE

Written by Rhodehamel, John
"The only Washington biography you need."--Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2017 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 368 Pages |
$32.50

EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION: THE POLITICAL LIFE OF EDMUND BURKE

Written by Bourke, Richard
Edmund Burke (1730-97) lived during one of the most extraordinary periods of world history. He grappled with the significance of the British Empire in India, fought for reconciliation with the American colonies, and was a vocal critic of national policy during three European wars. He also advocated reform in Britain and became a central protagonist in the great debate on the French Revolution.
May 2, 2017 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 1032 Pages |
$29.95

PARADISE LOST: A LIFE OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

Written by Brown, David S
Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots.
May 22, 2017 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 424 Pages |
$29.95

NJINGA OF ANGOLA: AFRICA'S WARRIOR QUEEN

Written by Heywood, Linda M
Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess.
February 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press | 320 Pages |
$29.95

MILOSZ: A BIOGRAPHY

Written by Franaszek, Andrzej
Andrzej Franaszek's award-winning biography of Czeslaw Milosz--the great Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980--offers a rich portrait of the writer and his troubled century, providing context for a larger appreciation of his work.
April 24, 2017 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 544 Pages |
$35.00

SCHOLAR DENIED: W. E. B. DU BOIS AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN SOCIOLOGY

Written by Morris, Aldon
In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris's ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois's work in the founding of the discipline.
January 17, 2017 | Paperback | University of California Press | 320 Pages |
$29.95

HANNIBAL'S OATH: THE LIFE AND WARS OF ROME'S GREATEST ENEMY

Written by Prevas, John
According to the ancient sources, Hannibal was nine years old when his father led him to the temple at Carthage and dipped the young boy's hands in the blood of the sacrificial victim.
September 26, 2017 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 336 Pages |
$28.00

AMBULANCE DRIVERS: HEMINGWAY, DOS PASSOS, AND A FRIENDSHIP MADE AND LOST IN WAR

Written by Morris, James McGrath
After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a "lost generation" shaken by war. Eager to find his way in life and words, John Dos Passos first witnessed the horror of trench warfare in France as a volunteer ambulance driver retrieving the dead
March 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 336 Pages |
$27.00

FLAUBERT IN THE RUINS OF PARIS: THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP, A NOVEL, AND A TERRIBLE YEAR (REVISED)

Written by Brooks, Peter
From a distinguished literary historian, a look at Gustave Flaubert and his correspondence with George Sand during France's "terrible year"--summer 1870 through spring 1871
April 4, 2017 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 288 Pages |
$32.00

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