Instead of an isolated genius living in retreat from the world, George Herbert appears in this book as a man writing public verse, active within an important social circle and committed to nationalistic Protestantism.
Presents the important speeches and correspondence of Governor Martha Layne Collins, the first and only woman to be elected governor of Kentucky. This work contains papers from the state archives that chronicle the agenda and rhetoric that Collins used to accomplish the intertwining goals of education reform and economic development.
Looks at Twain's relations with his wife and her family and at his attitudes towards business, money, art, sex and the little girls whose company he sought during his later years. Originally seen as an emblematic figure, it argues Twain became alienated from society and from his writings.
Prosecuted for obscenity in her novel "Monsieur Venus", Marguerite Eymery burst onto the French literary scene in 1884. This story of a transvestite and her male lover was the first in a series of works dealing with gender inversion and sexual desire. This book looks at her life and work.
The true tale of an unknown soldier found dead at Gettysburg with nothing to identify him but a photograph of his three children, clutched in his fingers. A publicity campaign to locate his family swept the North and, within a month, the bereaved widow and children were located in Portville.
This text provides a commentary of Hollywood and the motion picture industry, with portraits of Darryl F. Zanuck, Mae West, Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, B.P. Schulberg, Walter Wanger, John Howard Lawson, and Elia Kazan.
This is the first English-language military history of what the People's Republic of China called the "War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea". Based on a vast array of recently available Chinese sources, it provides a revealing new look at the far-reaching influence of Mao Zedong's political and military thought on China's conduct of the war.
Although Alzheimer's disease has been well documented throughout the twentieth century, no biography has been written of the man who was its namesake. This biography is the first, and it covers the life of Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), his discovery of the disease that currently afflicts some thirty to forty million people, and his subsequent research.
Offers a portrayal of the friendship between two icons of twentieth-century poetry, Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky. This book highlights the parallel lives of the poets as exiles living in America and Nobel Prize laureates in literature.