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Skepticism, Individuality and Freedom

As one of liberal theory's most important gadflies, Richard Flathman has during the past four decades produced a significant body of work that is iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, and increasingly...


A Man's Reach

"Andersen's story is the Horatio Alger myth made real, but his life is about much more than money and politics. He believes in public service, in democracy, and in striving to meet the needs of all...


Jailhouse Stories

Haugerud describes what it was like to live above a prison, where jailbirds and jailbreaks were part of family life. These are the reminiscences of a man dedicated to maintaining order during both...


The Conscience of a Liberal

From his earliest childhood memories to the college classroom, from rural Minnesota farm fields and the defense of workers' rights to his 1990 election campaign promises of politics for the benefit...


A Man's Reach

"Andersen's story is the Horatio Alger myth made real, but his life is about much more than money and politics. He believes in public service, in democracy, and in striving to meet the needs of all...


Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine

An Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a mystery novelist, Roger L. Simon is the only American writer to pull off the amazing trick of being profiled positively in both Mother Jones and National...


Hannah Arendt

An informative and lively book about one of the foremost political thinkers of our time.Hannah Arendt was one of this century's leading political theorists and most controversial public...


Stopping the Presses

"Stopping the Presses is a fascinating look at the dangerous word of newspapers in the 1930s. I wish I'd had this book while researching Saint Mudd. I know how difficult it is to research history on...


The Interrogation of Joan of ARC

Focusing on the minutes recorded by clerics Sullivan challenges the accuracy of the transcripts. She rereads the record not as a historical personality''s words, but as a literary text from the...


Signed Malraux

Traces the life and career of the French novelist, describing his participation in the Spanish Civil War, command of a World War II resistance brigade, and his position as a government minister.


Patty's Journey

In 1936, four-year-old Patty Pearson was taken from her parents and placed in the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children in Owatonna, Minnesota. Once at Owatonna, Patty was...


Second Life

Janet Varner Gunn, from 1988 to 1990, took time out from university teaching to do human rights work on the West Bank. During that time she became involved with the case of Mohammad Abu Aker, a...


Griever

Weaving political commentaries, cultural adventures and Chinese and Native American Indian myths into stories rich in adventure and mystery, this tale is about Griever de Hocus, a reservation-born...


The Education of a Public Man

A reprint of the Doubleday edition of 1976 with a new afterword by Norman Sherman. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.


Backcountry Pilot

When people get together around southern Arizona, there's a good chance that somebody will say, -That reminds me of the time I flew with Ike Russell. . . . - A backcountry pilot famous for his jaunts...


Earth Wisdom

Pilulaw Khus has devoted her life to tribal, environmental, and human rights issues. With impressive candor and detail, she recounts those struggles here, offering a Native woman's perspective on...


Prehistory, Personality, and Place

When Emil Haury defined the ancient Mogollon in the 1930s as a culture distinct from their Ancestral Pueblo and Hohokam neighbors, he triggered a major intellectual controversy in the history of...


Inheriting the Past

In recent years, archaeologists and Native American communities have struggled to find common ground even though more than a century ago a man of Seneca descent raised on New York's Cattaraugus...


Juana Briones of Nineteenth-century California

Juana Briones de Miranda lived an unusual life, which is wonderfully recounted in this highly accessible biography. She was one of the first residents of what is now San Francisco, then named Yerba...


Isabella Greenway

She was at home on the western range and in New York salons. An energetic entrepreneur who managed a ranch, an airline, and a resort. A politician who became a key player in the New Deal. Isabella...


Janaab' Pakal of Palenque

Excavations of Maya burial vaults at Palenque, Mexico, half a century ago revealed what was then the most extraordinary tomb finding of the pre-Columbian world; its discovery has been crucial to an...


Bernie Whitebear

When American Indians left reservations in the 1950s, enticed by the federal government's relocation program, many were drawn to cities like Tacoma and Seattle. But in these new homes they found...


Angela Hutchinson Hammer

In 1905, with her marriage dissolved and desperate to find a way to feed her children, Angela Hutchinson Hammer bought a handpress, some ink, and a few fonts of type, and began printing a little...


Inheriting the Past

In recent years, archaeologists and Native American communities have struggled to find common ground even though more than a century ago a man of Seneca descent raised on New York's Cattaraugus...


Senator Dennis DeConcini

Dennis DeConcini, a contemporary of Arizona greats like Sandra Day O Connor, Barry Goldwater, and Rose Mofford, is an Arizona icon in his own right. Starting his public career as the Pima County...


Arizona Politicians

Do you know these famous Arizona politicians? - A congresswoman who was bridesmaid to Eleanor Roosevelt - A car dealer who propelled himself to the governor's mansion with the help of public...


Mo

Everybody liked Mo. Throughout his political life and especially during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976 thousands of people were drawn to Arizona congressman Morris K....


Soldier-Artist of the Great Reconnaissance

In 1853, a survey team under Amiel W. Whipple set out for California from Fort Smith, Arkansas, in search of a transcontinental railroad route. In addition to studying the engineering obstacles for...


Letters from Wupatki

When David and Courtney Reeder Jones moved into two rooms reached by ladder in a northern Arizona Indian ruin, they had been married only two weeks. Except for the ruin's cement floors, which were...


The Arizona Diary of Lily Fremont, 1878-1881

Well traveled and gently reared, Elizabeth (Lily) Benton Frémont found herself heading for the rough-and-tumble West when her father, John C. Frémont, was named governor of Arizona Territory....