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The First Chief Justice
The First Chief Justice (March 2022)
John Jay and the Struggle of a New Nation
Mark C. Dillon - Author

Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.

The first Chief Justice of the United States, John Jay faced many unique challenges. When the stability and success of the new nation were far from certain, a body of federalized American law had to be created from scratch. In ...(Read More)
 
 
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (October 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War (September 2021)
An Atlantic Identity in the Making
Stephen D. Bosworth - Author

Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.

Millions of soldiers and civilians passionately supported one side or the other in the American Civil War. For Colonel Lionel Jobert d’Epineuil of the Fifty-Third New York Volunteer Regiment, however, his own advancement mattered more than the outcome of the conf...(Read More)
 
 
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal (June 2021)
The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira
Don Seeman - Editor
Daniel Reiser - Editor
Ariel Evan Mayse - Editor

Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889–1943) was a remarkable Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator. He confronted the secularization and dislocati...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women's Yoga History
Black Women's Yoga History (March 2021)
Memoirs of Inner Peace
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author
Jana Long - Foreword by

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of ensla...(Read More)
 
 
Super Schoolmaster
Super Schoolmaster (January 2021)
Ezra Pound as Teacher, Then and Now
Robert Scholes - Author
David Ben-Merre - Author

Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.

Once described by T. S. Eliot as “first and foremost, a teacher and campaigner,” Ezra Pound has received no shortage of critical attention. Super Schoolmaster suggests that Pound still has quite a bit to teach readers in the twenty-first century, particularly amid increasing threats t...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletarian...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Finalist for the 2020 ForeWord INDIE Book of the Year in the Biography Category

In 1977, a thirty-nine-year-old Italian American professor of Renaissance literature, A. Bartlett Giamatt...(Read More)
 
 
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

An autobiography and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

In 1983, Judith S. Kaye (1938–2016) became the first woman appointed to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. Ten years later, she became the first woman to be appointed chief judge of the court, and by the time she retired, in 2008, she was the longest-serving chief judge in the court&r...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (May 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 w...(Read More)
 
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