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Dancing on the White Page
Dancing on the White Page (January 2008)
Black Women Entertainers Writing Autobiography
Kwakiutl L. Dreher - Author

Investigates the literary voices of six Black women entertainers and how they negotiated the tensions between the entertainment industries and the Black community.

Dancing on the White Page examines the popular autobiographies of six well-known Black women entertainers—Diahann Carroll, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary Wilson—and makes a case for adding Black celebrit...(Read More)
 
 
But One Race
But One Race (January 2007)
The Life of Robert Purvis
Margaret Hope Bacon - Author

Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.

Born in South Carolina to a wealthy white father and mixed race mother, Robert Purvis (1810–1898) was one of the nineteenth century’s leading black abolitionists and orators. In this first biography of Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon uses his eloquent and often fierce speeches to provide a glimpse into the life of ...(Read More)
 
 
Oppenheimer's Choice
Oppenheimer's Choice (July 2006)
Reflections from Moral Philosophy
Richard Mason - Author

Studies J. Robert Oppenheimer’s choice to accept leadership of the Manhattan Project.

In 1942, J. Robert Oppenheimer accepted the leadership of the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory, which produced the first atomic bomb three years later. This book examines the ethics of Oppenheimer’s choice to take that job and our judgment of his acceptance, leading to the larger question of the meaning of...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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