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All But Forgotten
All But Forgotten (March 2010)
Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration
Stephanie P. Newbold - Author

Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.

Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to the development of administrative thought and practice in the United States have largely been overlooked in American history. His career in public service and his ideas concerning government and constitutional tradition have overshadowed his involvement with public administration. All But Forgotten ex...(Read More)
 
 
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship (March 2010)
Homosexuality and the Marginality of Friendship at the Crossroads of Modernity
Juan A. Hererro Brasas - Author

Recovers Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.

A giant of American letters, Walt Whitman is known both as a poet and, to many, as an early precursor of the gay liberation movement. This revealing book recovers for today’s reader a lost Whitman, delving into the original context and intentions of his poetry and pros...(Read More)

 
 
Out in Front
Out in Front (February 2010)
Preparing the Way for JFK and LBJ
Jeb Byrne - Author

Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Imagine one’s first job assignment is arranging John F. Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963. Lively and fascinating, Out in Front reveals Jeb Byrne’s experiences as an advance man for JFK and as the deputy director of the LBJ advance unit during the 1964 campaign. Byrne’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Fire Along the Sky
Fire Along the Sky (February 2010)
Being the Adventures of Captain Shane Hardacre in the New World
Robert Moss - Author

Revised and Expanded Edition containing the love letters of Valerie D’Arcy, complete and unexpurgated

A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.

“Splendidly researched and wildly amusing historical adventure … Tom Jones as The Deerslayer.” — Kirkus Reviews

Dearest S...(Read More)
 
 
Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father
Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father (February 2010)
Revolutionary War Soldier, Federalist Politician, and Mayor of New York
Paul Cushman - Author

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Born in 1753 to a prominent Dutch-American family in Hackensack, New Jersey, Richard Varick became a lawyer, then a Patriot officer in the American Revolutionary War. Colonel Varick served with distinction as aide to generals Philip Schuyler and Benedict Arnold. Later, George Washington entrusted him with the editing of his wartime papers—forty-four volumes no...(Read More)
 
 
Panorama of the Hudson River
Panorama of the Hudson River (January 2010)
From New York to Albany
William Wade - Author
William Croome - Author

Reprint of the famous 1847 Wade and Croome Hudson River map.
Replete with stunning, colorful detail, this panoramic travel guide to the Hudson River offers an unforgettable glimpse of a long-ago, simpler world. Originally stretching twelve feet, this map showcases all of the mid-nineteenth-century settlements and notable natural features from New York City to Albany.

Distributed for the Albany Institute of History ...(Read More)
 
 
King of the Bowery
King of the Bowery (November 2009)
Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch - Author

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.

King of the Bowery is the first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, the archetypal Tammany Hall leader who dominated New York City politics—and much of its social life—from 1890 to 1913. A poor Irish kid from the Five Points who rose thr...(Read More)

 
 
America's First River
America's First River (September 2009)
The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth - Editor
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor

Examines the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, an...(Read More)
 
 
Frank
Frank (September 2009)
The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

When she married forty-nine-year-old President Grover Cleveland in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886, Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one years old, making her the nation’s youngest First Lady. Despite her age, however, Washington society marveled at how quickly the inexperienced Mrs. Cleveland (known as...(Read More)
 
 
Womanist Forefathers
Womanist Forefathers (September 2009)
Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois
Gary L. Lemons - Author

Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.

What role did African American men have in the early twentieth-century struggle for women’s suffrage? How is gender significant to the historical and contemporary struggles for African American liberation? In Womanist Forefathers, Gary L. Lemons examines the memoirs and political writings on women by Frederic...(Read More)
 
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