Tevisa (ca. 1342-1402) was perhaps the greatest translator of Latin into English during the age of Chaucer. Fowler's (English, U. of Washington) study of his life as a child in Cornwall, a student at Oxford, and vicar of Berkeley provides a thorough social and intellectual history of 14th-century En
This is the second and final volume of the Wickwires' definitive biography of Cornwallis. It details Cornwallis's work in India, his contributions in Britain as master general of ordnance, his tenure as lord lieutenant and commander in chief in Ireland, and his diplomacy in negotiating the peace of Amiens.
A guide to the life and works of Ayn Rand, chronicling and summarizing her writings, presenting information about her national and global impact - and the response to it - and providing a comprehensive bibliography. This edition contains summaries of books and articles about Rand.
In this final volume of his biography of Lyndon Johnson, Dallek takes us through Johnson's tumultuous years in the White House, his accomplishments there, and the tragic war that would be his downfall.
German Americans were one of the largest immigrant groups in the Civil War era, and they comprised nearly 10 percent of all Union troops. This collection of letters, written by German immigrants to friends and family back home, provides a different angle to our understanding of the Civil War experience.
This is the autobiography of George Olah, a revolutionary whose impact on science is felt even today. His research into superacids yielded the term "magic acids". Olah guides the reader through his long and remarkable journey from growing up in Hungary to winning the Noble Prize in chemistry.