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Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father
Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father (February 2010)
Revolutionary War Soldier, Federalist Politician, and Mayor of New York
Paul Cushman - Author

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Born in 1753 to a prominent Dutch-American family in Hackensack, New Jersey, Richard Varick became a lawyer, then a Patriot officer in the American Revolutionary War. Colonel Varick served with distinction as aide to generals Philip Schuyler and Benedict Arnold. Later, George Washington entrusted him with the editing of his wartime papers—forty-four volumes no...(Read More)
My Life at the Gym
My Life at the Gym (December 2009)
Feminist Perspectives on Community through the Body
Jo Malin - Editor

Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.

“Very often, my workouts are the best part of my day,” notes feminist writer Jo Malin. My Life at the Gym celebrates women’s experiences of exercise and the found spaces for this activity as places of community with other women. Neither elite athletes nor dancers, the contributors to this volume a...(Read More)
King of the Bowery
King of the Bowery (November 2009)
Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch - Author

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

King of the Bowery is the first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, the archetypal Tammany Hall leader who dominated New York City politics—and much of its social life—from 1890 to 1913. A poor Irish kid from the Five Points who rose thr...(Read More)

Going Blind
Going Blind (July 2009)
A Memoir
Mara Faulkner, OSB - Author

FINALIST - 2010 Minnesota Book Award, presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Memoir and meditation on blindness.

Mara Faulkner grew up in a family shaped by Irish ancestry, a close-to-the-bone existence in rural North Dakota, and the secret of her father’s blindness—along with the silence and shame surrounding it. Dennis Faulkner had retinitis pi...(Read More)
The Firekeeper
The Firekeeper (July 2009)
A Narrative of the New York Frontier
Robert Moss - Author

An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author’s dreams of a Mohawk “woman of power” who lived three centuries ago.

“Robert Moss is a writer of considerable skill. In The Firekeeper, he shows a talent for accurate historical detail and an ability to recreate the past, both as it was and as it might have been. To read The Firekeeper is to be t...(Read More)
White Savage
White Savage (March 2009)
William Johnson and the Invention of America
Fintan O'Toole - Author

Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.

William Johnson was scarcely more than a boy when he left Ireland and his Gaelic, Roman Catholic family to become a Protestant in the service of Britain’s North American empire. In New York by 1738, Johnson moved to the frontiers along the ...(Read More)
Vera and the Ambassador
Vera and the Ambassador (February 2009)
Escape and Return
Vera Blinken - Author
Donald Blinken - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Vera and the Ambassador is a book to be savored and enjoyed on many levels. Both a behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of a U.S. embassy in a post–Cold War former Soviet satellite and a personal story of a refugee’s escape and triumphant return, Vera and Donald Blinken’s dual memo...(Read More)
The Reason for Crows
The Reason for Crows (February 2009)
A Story of Kateri Tekakwitha
Diane Glancy - Author

The story of a seventeenth-century Mohawk woman’s interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

In The Reason for Crows, award-winning author Diane Glancy continues her project begun in Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears and Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea. Imagining the interior voice of Kateri Tekakwitha, Glancy relays the story of the y...(Read More)
William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant (May 2008)
Author of America
Gilbert H. Muller - Author

2008 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.

Proclaimed by James Fenimore Cooper to be “the author of America,” William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) was one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals. In this, the first major biography of Bryant...(Read More)
Teacher and Comrade
Teacher and Comrade (March 2008)
Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy in South Africa
Alan Wieder - Author

A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.

Teacher and Comrade explores South African resistance in the twentieth century, before and during apartheid, through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico who spent thirty-nine years in the classroom and his entire life fighting for democracy. ...(Read More)
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