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Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words
Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words (June 2019)
Reflections on Life and the Law, with Selected Judicial Opinions and Articles
Judith S. Kaye - Author
Henry M. Greenberg - Editor
Luisa M. Kaye - Editor
Marilyn Marcus - Editor
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor

 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (April 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea (April 2019)
Christopher Lovins - Author

The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.

Were the countries of Europe the only ones that were “early modern”? Was Asia’s early modernity cut short by colonialism? Scholars examining early modern Eurasia have not yet fully explored the relationships between absolute rule and political modernization in the highly contested early modern worl...(Read More)
 
 
Popovers and Candlelight
Popovers and Candlelight (November 2018)
Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire
Marcia Biederman - Author

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened ...(Read More)
 
 
Rule, Britannia!
Rule, Britannia! (October 2018)
The Biopic and British National Identity
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.

Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figu...(Read More)
 
 
Sons of Sarasvati
Sons of Sarasvati (September 2018)
Late Exemplars of the Indian Intellectual Tradition
Chinya V. Ravishankar - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.

Traditional Indian pāṇḍitya (scholarship) has a long and distinguished history but is now practically extinct. Its decline is remarkably recent—traditional pāṇḍitya flourished as recently as 150 years ago. The decline is...(Read More)
 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010 (February 2018)
Robert C. Smith - Author

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.

From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) was at the cutting edge of African American polit...(Read More)
 
 
Sabina Spielrein
Sabina Spielrein (August 2017)
The Woman and the Myth
Angela M. Sells - Author

Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.

Long stigmatized as Carl Jung’s hysterical mistress, Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942) was in fact a key figure in the history of psychoanalytic thought. Born into a Russian Jewish family, she was institutionalized at nineteen in Zurich and became Jung’s patient. Spielrein went on to earn a doctorate in psychiatry, prac...(Read More)
 
 
Diasporic Blackness
Diasporic Blackness (April 2017)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.

A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and wo...(Read More)
 
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