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The Making of Adolf Hitler

The Making of Adolf Hitler, by historian Eugene Davidson, is an examination of Germany in the three decades before the Nazi takeover. The complex political conflicts, including the harsh Armistice...


"Gazette" Girls of Grundy County

In chapters that alternate between the sisters' distinctive voices, The Gazette Girls of Grundy County tells a captivating story of two women's adventures in a small midwestern town. Although both...


James Agee and the Legend of Himself

James Agee's literary reputation has grown enormously since his death in 1955. He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, film criticism, screenplays, and investigative journalism, but these...


A Creed for My Profession

This biography provides for the first time a candid look at the remarkable life of Walter Williams, the man who founded the world's first school of journalism and perhaps contributed more toward the...


Working with Truman

Available for the first time in paperback is the critically acclaimed Working with Truman, a warm and lighthearted memoir of what it was like to work behind the scenes in the White House during...


George F Kennan & the Origins of Containment

In 1945 the United States saw the Soviet Union as its principal ally. By 1947, it saw the Soviet Union as its principal opponent. How did this happen? Historian John Lukacs has provided an answer to...


From Vagabond to Journalist

At the age of nineteen Edgar Snow (1905-1972) left his native Kansas City to begin a career in advertising in New York. Four years later, impatient with the lack of recognition for his achievements,...


Gathering the Family

In Gathering the Family the author re-creates scenes and episodes from his early life with his family. Although he begins his work as a biographer, Holtz comes to turn his researcher's eye on...


At the Heart of it

Delving into the everyday lives of real, everyday people, Walt Harrington skillfully draws the reader into an intimate relationship with the men and women profiled in this powerful collection of...


Hardship and Hope

Hardship and Hope brings to life known and unknown Missouri women through their own writings in journals, letters, diaries, and memoirs. Most of these pieces have never been published or have long...


Dear Dr. Menninger

In 1930 Dr. Karl A. Menninger, one of America's most distinguished psychiatrists, was asked by the editor of "Ladies' Home Journal" to write a monthly column that would address mental health issues...


Striking in

" Striking In" provides the first detailed look at the artistic beginnings of one of America's most accomplished writers. Chronicling James Dickey's close scrutiny of a wide variety of literary,...


The Drownt Boy

It had been many years since Art Homer had spent time in the region where he grew up as the child of subsistence farmers. In this beautifully written true tale, Homer returns to the Missouri Ozarks...


Confessions of a Depression Muralist

A study of the painter, Frank W. Long, whose murals have graced the walls of public buildings for more than 50 years. Long earned his commissions from the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of...


The Frost Family's Adventure in Poetry

A granddaughter of Robert Frost brings life to the Frost family's idyllic early years, recapturing the enchantment of a halcyon period in their lives--and a crucial phase in Frost's development as a...


Christiana Herringham and the Edwardian Art Scene

Christiana Herringham (1852-1929), an expert copyist of the Italian Old Masters, was an extraordinary and accomplished woman. Her achievements required a delicate balance, for she had to negotiate...


The Silent Showman

George Tallis arrived in Australia as a 17-year-old immigrant in 1886, and rose to become head of J.C. Williamson Ltd, the world's largest entertainment organisation. This book is his story, an...


Theodore H.White and Journalism as Illusion

In this groundbreaking study, Joyce Hoffmann examines a critical twenty-five-year period in the work of one of the most influential journalists of the twentieth century. Theodore H. White was already...


Richard M.Weaver, 1910-63

Richard M. Weaver was a complex individual who lived chiefly to think and to write. Interest in his work remains high, even though he died in his early fifties and much of his work, including The...


The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet

In "The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet" Elizabeth Dodd explores the lives and work of four women poets of the 20th century - H.D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Glueck. Dodd argues...


Cold War Exile

In 1953 Maurice Halperin was called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to defend himself on charges of espionage. He was accused of having supplied Soviet sources with classified...


Six Literary Lives

Whittemore continues to build upon his reputation in the field of biography with "Six Literary Lives" in which he attempts to deepen our understanding of six major American writers. Whittemore's...


From Prairie to Prison

I am dangerous to the invisible government of the United States; I am dangerous to the special privileges of the United States; I am dangerous to the white slaver and to the saloonkeeper, and I thank...


Telling the Untold Story

Author of his own controversial unauthorised biography of Armand Hammer, Steve Weinberg here shows how a new generation of biographers is revealing the lives of powerful individuals in dramatic and...


American Profiles

Author Walt Harrington, award-winning writer for the Washington Post Magazine, lifts the masks of celebrity and obscurity to reveal the lives of some singular men and women--from actress Kelly...


The Topical Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson: v. 2

This the second in a three-volume edition that brings twelve of Emerson's topical notebooks and four other notebooks into print for the first time. These notebooks were Emerson's repositories for...


The Eye of Thomas Jefferson

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth, "The Eye of Thomas Jefferson", a contribution to the study of Jefferson and his world, is available once again. This extensive...


Robert Browning's "Asolando"

Asolando, Robert Browning's final volume of poetry, was, when first published in 1889 - on the day of his death, deemed as "charming" by reviewers. Richard Kennedy asserts that "Asolando" was a...


Looking Homeward

American novelist Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) led a short but turbulent life. His writing was almost purely autobiographical, poignantly capturing his experiences and pursuits. Wolfe had a gift for...


Keeping Fires Night and Day

Eleanor Roosevelt called her one of the most influential women in America. Among the earliest and most assertive members of the Book-of-the-Month Club selection committee, Dorothy Canfield Fisher...