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Citizen Teacher
Citizen Teacher (July 2005)
The Life and Leadership of Margaret Haley
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

FINALIST - 2006 History of Education Society’s Outstanding Book Award

2005 AESA Critics’ Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association


The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.

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The Participating Citizen
The Participating Citizen (August 2004)
A Biography of Alfred Schutz
Michael D. Barber - Author

Winner of the 2007 Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, with interest from a fund raised from Professor Ballard's family, students, and friends.

An in-depth biography of the philosopher who brought phenomenology to the social sciences.

Vienna-born philosopher and social scient...(Read More)

 
 
Immersed in Great Affairs
Immersed in Great Affairs (January 2004)
Allan Nevins and the Heroic Age of American History
Gerald L. Fetner - Author

A biography of the influential journalist and historian Allan Nevins.

Immersed in Great Affairs
is the first book-length biography of noted historian and journalist Allan Nevins. In a career that spanned nearly three-quarters of the twentieth century, Nevins won two Pulitzer Prizes, helped draft John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, composed the monumental eight-volume...(Read More)
 
 
Extreme Virtue
Extreme Virtue (November 2003)
Truth and Leadership in Five Great American Lives
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Explores leadership and civic virtue in American culture.

Extreme Virtue
presents a new and radical approach to the problems of leadership and virtue in public life. Originating in the author's newspaper writing about the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the book grapples with what has gone wrong in the American political system and describes what we should look for in our leaders. Sartwell argues that the real problem is a...(Read More)
 
 
Ken Wilber
Ken Wilber (September 2003)
Thought as Passion
Frank Visser - Author
Ken Wilber - Foreword by

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

This is the definitive guide to the life and work of Ken Wilber, widely regarded as the most comprehensive and passionate philosopher of our times. In this long overdue exploration of Wilber's life and work, Frank Visser not only outlines the theories of this profound thinker, but also uncovers his personal life, showing how...(Read More)
 
 
Rescuing the World
Rescuing the World (August 2002)
The Life and Times of Leo Cherne
Andrew F. Smith - Author
Henry A. Kissinger - Foreword by

A biography of one of America's leading humanitarians who, as an advisor to nine presidents, also had a lasting effect on American foreign policy.

Leo Cherne's life brimmed with paradox and improbability. He was born in the Bronx to a poor, immigrant, Jewish family, and yet rose to the heights of economic and political power in WASP America. A successful entrepreneur and an unofficial advisor to nine presidents, he neve...(Read More)
 
 
A Parliament of Minds
A Parliament of Minds (January 2000)
Philosophy for a New Millennium
Michael Tobias - Editor
J. Patrick Fitzgerald - Editor
David Rothenberg - Editor

In this companion volume to the national public television documentary of the same name, interviews of philosophy luminaries expose the relevance of philosophy to everyday life.

A Parliament of Minds brings together groundbreaking interviews with a diverse cross-section of contemporary philosophers, demystifying and humanizing this formal discipline, making philosophy accessible and relevant to all. The companion volume to the n...(Read More)
 
 
Onetti and Others
Onetti and Others (July 1999)
Comparative Essays on a Major Figure in Latin American Literature
Gustavo San Roman - Editor

Explores the connections between Onetti, a foundational figure of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond.

International scholars explore the connections between Juan Carlos Onetti, one of the foundational figures of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond. The essays reflec...(Read More)
 
 
Rene Daumal
Rene Daumal (March 1999)
The Life and Work of a Mystic Guide
Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt - Author

Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.

"It throws light on an at-present relatively unknown twentieth century literary figure whose writings have a great deal to offer to today's spiritual seeker, including the gro...(Read More)
 
 
The Academic Kitchen
The Academic Kitchen (January 1999)
A Social History of Gender Stratification at the University of California, Berkeley
Maresi Nerad - Author

Presents a social history of gender stratification at the University of California at Berkeley through a combination of organizational theory and biography.

"The book brings women into the story of American higher education, especially the research university. But what is special about this feat is that it also provides a new model for institutional history--it corrects or avoids all the predictable mistakes and misplace...(Read More)
 
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