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A Mongolian Living Buddha
A Mongolian Living Buddha (June 1984)
Biography of the Kanjurwa Khutughtu
Paul Hyer - Author
Sechin Jagchid - Author

"This important book is interesting not only as a first-person account of an important ecclesiastic figure, of significance for the studies of church and religion, it also contributes to the studies of modern political and social life of an important area of the world and a critical period of which we know very little," -- John G. Hangin, Indiana University

The Khutughtus were highly ranked in the Lama Buddhist hierarchy. Considered equal to...(Read More)
 
 
Islam and the Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt
Islam and the Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt (June 1984)
A Biography of Muhammad Husayn Haykal
Charles D. Smith - Author

"This is an outstanding piece of literary research and criticism. It is based on voluminous reading of difficult source material in Arabic, and on a rich and wise understanding of the cultural history of modern Egypt and of modern religious and civilizational issues. It is written in an erudite yet simple and relaxed style. And it tells us in great detail about the intellectual evolution of an outstanding cultural figure of the Arab and Muslim world...(Read More)
 
 
Sarah
Sarah (June 1984)
A Sexual Biography
Paul R. Abramson - Author

Sarah is the detailed case history of a UCLA undergraduate, written by a UCLA psychology professor. It is a unique case of psychological survival. Despite vicious sexual abuse, Sarah has managed to adapt, survive, and grow.

Balancing the intense emotional impact of Sarah’s first-person account, Dr. Abramson’s commentary is interpolated throughout the record of Sarah’s life. Sarah’s story was obtained from seven months of inte...(Read More)
 
 
The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today
The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today (June 1984)
Proceedings of the Stefan Zweig Symposium
Marion Sonnenfeld - Editor

Fifty years ago, Stefan Zweig, who committed suicide in 1942, was the most widely read and translated living writer in the world. Zweig’s Vienna was a world of bright, brittle superficialities, in which the bourgeoisie “gradually elevated the eternal business of seeing and being seen to the purpose of the existence.” To break through the facades of this society, Zweig developed a remarkable literary and psychological method....(Read More)
 
 
Jules Michelet
Jules Michelet (June 1980)
A Study of Mind and Sensibility
Stephen A. Kippur - Author

 
 
A Physician Faces Cancer in Himself
A Physician Faces Cancer in Himself (June 1979)
Samuel Sanes, M.D. - Author

This is a frank and honest narrative of a personal experience with a serious disease written by a physician who died of the disease soon after finishing his book. He applies his personal knowledge to his experience as a patient in a manner which clarifies many aspects of cancer for both lay persons and physicians. The book is about dying of cancer, but it is primarily about relationships. At the center is the relationship of physician, famil...(Read More)
 
 
E. L. Godkin
E. L. Godkin (June 1978)
A Biography
William M. Armstrong - Author

This is the only biography of Godkin published since 1907, when the Godkin family commissioned such a work. Numerous leaders of the Gilded Age are introduced and their relationships to Godkin are explored. Godkin’s accuracy as a journalist through his Nation is completely evaluated.
 
 
Newdick's Season of Frost
Newdick's Season of Frost (June 1976)
An Interrupted Biography of Robert Frost
William A. Sutton - Editor
Robert S. Newdick - Editor

In 1935 Professor Robert Newdick of Ohio State University wrote to Robert Frost--already America's most famous living poet--in order to suggest certain revisions in the arrangement of the poet's collected poems. The brief letter was to begin a relationship of nearly five years (ending only with Newdick's untimely death in 1939) in which Newdick assiduously gathered materials from a wide variety of sources for a projected (but not "authorized") Frost...(Read More)
 
 
The Gilded Age Letters of E.L. Godkin
The Gilded Age Letters of E.L. Godkin (June 1974)
William M. Armstrong - Editor

Collection of the personal letters of the journalist E. L. Godkin, (1831–1902).

Born in Ireland in 1831, journalist E. L. Godkin is most famous as the first editor of the Nation. The letters, most of which have never before been published, are arranged chronologically, from 1859 to 1902.

 
 
The Life of Ibn Sina
The Life of Ibn Sina (June 1974)
A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation
William E. Gohlman - Editor/translator

 
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