Subject Area: Biography

Academies of the Reverend Bartholomew Booth in Georgian England and Revolutionary America. Enlightening the Curriculum
1996 0-7734-8856-1
Drawing on a vast range of archival sources on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume pieces together an intriguing story of patronage, adversity and success, and reveals the vitality of a hitherto unknown aspect of the history of education in 18th century England and Revolutionary America. Bartholomew Booth, Oxford-educated, entered the Church of England and became a country schoolmaster. He opened his own academies first in Liverpool, later in Lancashire and Essex, offering an unusually wide curriculum, broadly following the educational philosophy of Benjamin Franklin. Booth emigrated to Maryland in 1773 with two of his three sons, his two patronesses. After siding with the Revolutionary cause, he returned to his educational work and opened academies in Maryland, at The Forest of Needwood and at Delamer, for the sons of the leaders of the Revolution, including Benedict Arnold, Dr. William Shippen, and members of the Washington family. Despite the privations of war, his work prospered and the popularity of his enlightened curriculum endured until his death in 1785.

Admiral Marc A. Mitscher and U. S. Naval Aviation Bald Eagle
1997 0-7734-8676-3
This biography of Admiral Marc Mitscher follows him from his days at the Naval Academy through his days in two World Wars: commanding three naval air stations during WWI, and then as Commander Fleet Air for many missions in the east during WWII, including the Battle of Midway, the Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Following WWII, he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) and finally as Commander, Atlantic Fleet. He was the first aviator to make admiral and fill combat commands. This book will be of interest to scholars of the two world wars, as well as of U.S. Naval and Air history. Includes many photographs and maps.

Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge - Steadfast Son of King George I I I, 1774-1850
2003 0-7734-6836-6
This is the first full biography ever written of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, youngest and, arguably, favorite son of King George III. It is the thesis of this biography that of the seven surviving sons, Adolphus was most successful at internalizing the kings concept of royal duty, which enabled him to live a purposeful and productive life in a time of immense technological, political, and social change. It documents a multitude of facts long buried in archives and newspapers, which add to knowledge on such topics as the complex dynamics in the family, the nature of the Personal Union between Hanover and Britain, student life at Göttingen University; the crucial part played by the Hanoverian military in the defeat of Napoleon and Adolphuss active role as an officer; the Kingdom of Hanover during the 1830s; his happy marriage as illustrated by letters from his wife, never before published; the early years of Victorias reign, and Adolphuss devotion to many good causes. With many illustrations.

American Scholar Recalls Karl Barth's Golden Years as a Teacher (1958-1964): The Mature Theologian
2013 0-7734-4467-X
The first retrospective work of its kind bringing us into direct and personal contact with one of the 20th century’s most discussed and influential thinkers. This work sheds new light on the later years of Karl Barth, the Reformed theologian, his focal Church teachings and his celebrated life as the “Lion of European theology”.

American Women Philosophers, 1650-1930. Six Exemplary Thinkers
1993 0-7734-9266-6
This text introduces six American women (Anne Bradstreet, Mercy Otis Warren, Mary Whiton Calkins, Judith Sargent Murray, Frances Wright, and Ednah Dow Cheney), and discusses their works as philosophy. This anthology presents a number of works never reprinted and difficult to locate. The works are of interdisciplinary interest: philosophy, feminist philosophy, women's studies, political science, and history.

AndrÉ Chamson, 1900-1983
2006 0-7734-5506-X
This critical biography, in two volumes, fills a gap in an important area of twentieth-century French Studies – there is no biography of André Chamson in English. Some exist in French, but this writer is only familiar to English readers and scholars through his better-known novels. André Chamson’s place in French literature is assured in France, but his work is not well-known in Britain or in other English-speaking communities, mainly owing to the lack of scholarly criticism and biographical studies in existence in the English language. The works of Chamson have much to offer Anglophone readers, in terms of providing a more detailed and informed picture of France, as a nation and as a collection of regional identities. His substantial historical work (novels, essays, biographies) offers a knowledgeable insight into modern France, particularly since the revolution. One of Chamson’s major concerns was the study of political, religious and social conflict. His works express and illustrate these lifelong interests. Indeed, a number of these issues are still topical; their origins and their development are effectively illuminated by Chamson’s narratives of collective memory. This biography traces the life and times of one of France’s most prominent and active writers in the twentieth century, as well as providing substantial critical analyses of his works. It also features the development of French society in the twentieth century as the context in which André Chamson and his contemporaries (such as Albert Camus, André Gide, Jean Giono, André Malraux, Charles Maurras, Jean-Paul Sartre, and many others) lived and wrote. The biography is intended for students and scholars of French literature, particularly those who are interested in literature, politics, history and political ideology in the twentieth century. It should also appeal to those interested in contemporary literary studies, and to social, cultural, and political historians, as well as to students, scholars, and specialists in the area of the history of ideas.

Andy Warhol's Religious and Ethnic Roots the Carpatho- Rusyn Influence on His Art
1997 0-7734-8542-2
This study first examines ethnographical studies of Carpatho-Rusyns here and abroad with respect to religious and folk art familiar to Warhol; then examines the biographies of Warhol prepared by his close friends and co-workers in regard to his ethnic beliefs, customs, and practices in relation to his art; next it examines the autobiographical and diary evidence by Warhol himself on his ethnic identity concealments and disclosures; finally, it examines nearly four decades of his art.

Anonymous Life of William Cecil, Lord Burghley
1990 0-88946-481-2
Published from the manuscript written within five years of the death of this eminent Elizabethan statesman (1520-1598). Has not been reprinted since the 18th century. Constitutes one of the principal literary sources for the career and personality of the man who was Queen Elizabeth's chief minister for forty years. With an assessment of this work in the light of modern scholarship.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713), and `le Refuge Français': correspondence
1989 0-88946-466-9
Documents the Third Earl's correspondence with five leading figures of the Holland-based `refuge français': Pierre Bayle, Jacques Basnage, Jean Le Clerc, Pierre Coste, and Pierre Des Maizeaux. All five were very active as intermediaries between Continental and English thought in the Republic of Letters, located in Holland because of that country's encouragement of free inquiry. Most of the correspondence is presented for the first time and reveals aspects of Shaftesbury's life and thought that should lead to a definitive study of his impact on French thought.

Antonio Machado’s Cartas De Amor a Pilar De Valderrama / Love Letters to Pilar De Valderrama: A Facing Page Translation From Spanish to English
2008 0-7734-4878-0
An annotated bilingual edition of Antonio Machado’s letters to Pilar de Valderrama. Their correspondence covers a range of topics and reveals Machado’s profound love for his secret muse.

Artistic Matronage of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818). How a Queen Promoted Both Art and Female Artists in English Society
2011 0-7734-1579-3
Focuses on the artistic patronage of Queen Charlotte of England, whose artistic support has been traditionally overshadowed by that of her husband, King George III. Although Charlotte and her husband jointly patronized artists during the first decade of their marriage, she eventually became a substantial patron in her own right, supporting both the fine and decorative arts.

Ashraf Marwan, Israel’s Most Valuable Spy: How the Mossad Recruited Nasser’s Own Son-In-Law
2010 0-7734-3612-X
This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits and manages agents.

Abstract:
Ashraf Marwan was born in 1944 and earned his doctoral degree in the United Kingdom. In the mid-1970s, Ashraf Marwan became a businessman in London. Later Marwan was made chief of staff to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. While serving in this position, he volunteered to spy for Israel. In 2002, Marwan's relationship with Israeli intelligence was revealed in 2002. It remains unclear whether Marwan was an Israeli spy or an Egyptian double agent.

Autobiographiques Du Jugement
2011 0-7734-1467-3


Beatrice Webb (1858-1943) - The Socialist with a Sociological Imagination
1998 0-7734-8312-8
This volume captures the sociological imagination of Beatrice Webb by enlarging upon two of her most notable contributions. First, she applied the scientific method of observation, experiment, hypothesis, and verification to the study of social problems. Second, an outgrowth of the first contribution, she, along with her husband Sidney Webb, turned government into a science in the interest of furthering socialist doctrine to combat social problems. This book will interest scholars in historical sociology, the sociology of knowledge, sociological theory, political sociology, and gender roles.

Bio-Bibliography of Clarence S. Day, Jr., American Writer, 1874-1935
2003 0-7734-6647-9
This study contains and insightful biographical portrait of the author – the most substantive account of Day’s life every written - and a comprehensive list of citations to every publication that can now be attributed to Day, including items that appeared under pseudonyms, and other rarities. It will enable researchers and scholars to recognize that the sheer volume of Day’s published drawings, prose, and verse is far more substantial than previously been assumed. Day is famous primarily for Life With Father and Life With Mother, but his other published work has not been previously documented. The bio-bibliography will also permit scholars to identify and access key primary and secondary sources for future research on Day.

Biographical Encyclopedia of American Politicians Who Switched Parties
2012 0-7734-3951-X
This work is a historical analysis and examination of the reasons that cause politicians switch parties and how parties handle or punish apostasy.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors : England and Wales
2010 0-7734-3687-1
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Pacific and the Antarctic
2010 0-7734-3683-9
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Ireland
2010 0-7734-3689-8
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: Scotland
2010 0-7734-3691-X
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Biographical Summaries, Historical Backgrounds, and Annotated Bibliographical Checklists of the Literary and Artistic Stracheys (1550-2000)
2015 0-7734-3505-0
A chronological survey of five centuries of the Strachey family’s literary accomplishments reveals the social, cultural and intellectual environments in which this remarkable extended family lived and worked.

Biography of American Author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967
2002 0-7734-7088-3
This comprehensive biography of writer Jean Toomer, known as the Herald of the Harlem Renaissance, uses previously untapped sources, including lengthy meetings with Toomer’s widow and associates. It examines his ancestors and early life, the publication of Cane in 1923, and then the strange events of his later life, including his association with Waldo Frank and his wife Margery Naumberg, through whom he would come to be involved with Georges Gurdjieff, an Armenian mystic. It examines his marriages, his involvement with Quakerism, his declining health (and subsequent involvement with psychic healers such as Edgar Cayce and Ron Hubbard). The volume includes an interview with Marjorie Content Toomer, his widow, and a Jean Toomer bibliography.

Biography of Catalan- American Artist Pierre Daura 1896-1976 the Man and His Art
2001 0-7734-7430-7
This is the first definitive biography of Pierre Daura, covering his life and prolific creative output. Daura was born in Catalan Spain, educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where he studied with Jose Ruiz Blasco, Picasso’s father. He lived in France during the 1920s and 30s, where, along with Torres-Garcia, Seuphor, Mondrian, and others, he was a founding member of the group Cercle et Carré. He became an American citizen in 1943, and lived and taught in Virginia. His work is represented in the collections of major museums in the US and abroad. Includes color and black-and-white reproductions. “Professor Davis’s biography provides a long-overdue assessment of Pierre Daura’s place in modern art and of his expanding reputation in its history. That she herself knew Daura well in the last two years of his life has greatly enhanced her authority in this undertaking, as has her ongoing and open relationship with the Daura family. . . . This biography’s inclusion of reproductions of many of Daura’s works is a particular strength . . . . From my perspective, both as a scholar and militarist, the influence of the Spanish Civil War on the arts cannot be overstated. Its role in the personal and artistic development of Pierre Daura is of particular biographical interest, of course, but it also has broader cultural implications that should expand the potential audience for Professor Davis’s study. . . .The author has a readable and inviting style that is delightfully uncharacteristic of too many scholarly biographies. It is a smart read but also a good read.” – William A. McIntosh “I was impressed by the quality of the research and by the clarity and engaging style of the writing. Further I am sure that the samples of Daura’s art chosen to illustrate the book will enhance its value for all readers. Altogether this will make a volume to be treasured by all who appreciate its subject, and it will expand the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of readers at all levels.” – James A. Huston

Biography of Charlie Christian, Jazz Guitar’s King of Swing
2005 0-7734-6091-8
This is a biography on the career of jazz guitarist Charlie Christian, who was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the Depression era in the Southwestern region of the United States. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the details surrounding the events that shaped Christian’s musical development, beginning with his early influences of ‘Territory bands’ and ‘western swing’ groups. The book documents Christian’s performances in the urban area of Oklahoma City on Second Street, better known as ‘Deep Deuce’, as well as his travels with both Anna Mae Winburn and the Alphonso Trent Orchestra. Christian’s discovery by producer John Hammond led to Christian’s membership in the Benny Goodman Sextet in August of 1939. The book also chronicles Christian’s most significant radio broadcasts, live performances, and recordings for Columbia Records, and also includes facts regarding Christian’s pioneering guitar style during the early 1940’s,as his performances at Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem represented the connection between swing and bebop. The biography finally uncovers details into Christian’s private life, and his untimely death during the apex of the Goodman era.

Biography of Distinguished Scientist Gilbert Newton Lewis
1998 0-7734-8284-9
Biography (by his son) of Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875-1946), famous chemist and scientist, who was chairman of the chemistry department and dean of the College of Chemistry at University of California. The inclusion of a description of family life and personal life, as well as comments from other distinguished scientists, provides information not available elsewhere. This biography is informal, and will be a valuable reference to anyone undertaking a related study. Includes photographs.

Biography of F. C. Erasmus, South African Defence Minister, 1948-1959
2012 0-7734-2586-1
This book reconsiders the life of former South African Defense Minister, F.C. Erasmus. Although an architect of the Nationalists' post-war election victory, he was not considered a minster of the first rank. Erasmus initiated a process of ridding the defense force of officers who he believed were associated with the government of Jan Smuts. Erasmus felt that the armed services had been too British in its ethos and appearance and wanted to create a force that was uniquely South African. However, without an immanent military threat, Erasmus never received a substantial budgetary allocation to modernize the military which left the military unable to assist the civil power in suppressing disturbances. Moreover, while Erasmus sought to cement South Africa’s relations with the West, he was unsuccessful in creating an anti-communist alliance for the land and maritime defense of Africa. This new biography looks at the events and time period that shaped this period of South African history in an attempt to correct misinterpretation of this period.

Biography of General and Ambassador Horace Porter, 1837-192: Vigilance and Virtue
2002 0-7734-7242-8
This study provides a portrait of Horace Porter as a man at war, work, and in service to his country over several decades from the mid-19th century through WWI. It offers interesting commentary on the emergence of the United States as a world power and many diplomatic and international issues of the decades around the turn of the 20th century. It follows Porter from his service as an aid to Grant in the Civil War through his career as Ambassador to France and beyond. “Owens’ topic is a worthy one. Horace Porter seems to be a man of many talents, not the least of which was his great literary flair. A prolific writer, he not only lived a full and exciting life, but he also possessed the inclination and ability to record in on paper. He also, in turn, distinguished himself as a warrior, an emissary, an industrial mogul, and a statesman of many talents. . . . well-written and quite readable. . . will appeal most to serious students of history, and more specifically to scholars interested in the major events of late nineteenth century. I see a real possibility for use in upper-level or graduate courses focused on the Gilded Age. It will also capture the attention of lay readers curious about the various topics presented, ranging from the Civil War to the railroad industry to early twentieth-century diplomacy.” – David Hogan “This book is based largely on research in primary sources, including memoirs and archival records in the United States, Great Britain, and France. Professor Owens’ account demonstrates how biography can provide its lively and moving story, and at the same time throw significant light on broader long term patterns in history. It is good biography, good history, and an enlightening contribution to understanding where we are and how we got here.” – Wayne S. Cole

Biography of George F. Kennan From 1925 to 1975. The Education of a Realist
1990 0-88946-693-9
Fifty years of the life and times of a diplomat: highlights the background, early training, and major events in the career of the author of the containment policy that guided American diplomacy from 1947 to 1972.

Biography of John Buchan and His Sister Anna the Personal Background of Their Literary Work
1990 0-88946-945-8
Explores the interrelatedness of the lives and work of John and Anna Buchan, both gifted writers whose writings crystallized a certain range of values and served a passion for the idea of Britain and the British Empire.

Biography of Lillian and George Willoughby
2007 0-7734-5342-3
A Quaker farm woman and young man raised in the Panama Canal zone joined forces at the University of Iowa in 1939 and set out to make the world more peaceful. Lillian and George Willoughby resettled European refugees in the late 1930s, relocated interned Japanese-Americans when World War II broke out, and served as conscientious objectors during the war. They protested nuclear weapons in the 1950s. They promoted integration of the races, preservation of open spaces, and new ways of communal living. They opposed the Vietnam War and participated in peace walks, one of which reached Moscow. Despite the normal stresses on marital and family life, they worked increasingly as a tem, developing nonviolence training workshops, based on Gandhian principles, which they took to India and other countries in Asia. In the new millennium, they have continued their ministries, and engaged in the new social issues: nonviolent peacekeeping in Central America and Sri Lanka, protection of open spaces, and opposition to the violence of the War on Drugs as well as the real war on Iraq. They participated fully in this, their authorized biography, during a time when Lillian, at 88, faced jail for her antiwar activities. This book contains 11 color photographs and 11 black and white photographs.

Biography of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (1515-1578) Niece of Henry VIII and Mother-In-Law of Mary Queen of Scots
2002 0-7734-7199-5
Despite heavy academic interest in the Tudor period, many of the important secondary figures have been neglected, including Margaret Douglas, whose life and actions had a significant impact on the period. She was in the center of events during much of the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. Niece to Henry VIII, wife to Matthew Stewart, the Early of Lennox and a close claimant of throne of Scotland, she was the mother of Henry, Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Queen of Scots. It was due to her matrimonial schemes, for example, that a law was passed under Henry VIII reserving to the sovereign the right to regulate the marriages of members of the royal family.

Biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an Eighteenth-Century Woman Mathematician
2008 0-7734-5226-5
This book brings together for the first time in English the most important historical publications on the life and work of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, an important eighteenth-century mathematician. Included are a translation of a biography of Agnesi by Frisi and annotated selections from her Instituzione Analitiche. This book contains 13 black and white photographs.

Biography of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland (1601-1666) the Unknown Cavalier
1991 0-88946-261-5
Focuses deserved attention on Mildway Fane, a prominent Royalist during the reign of Charles I, and possibly a member of the Sealed Knot, whose political activities and literary contributions have been largely unacknowledged.

Biography of Oliver Johnson; Abolitionist and Reformer, 1809-1889
2002 0-7734-7027-1


Biography of Richard Cromwell, 1626-1712, the Second Protector
1994 0-7734-9417-0
Using available primary sources such as Richard Cromwell's letters, this volume presents a fuller and more interesting portrait of Cromwell than has hitherto been available, useful to both the historian and the general reader with interest in the period.

Biography of Samuel Chappuzeau, a Seventeenth-Century French Huguenot, Playwright, Scholar, Traveler, and Preacher
2012 0-7734-2644-2
This book attempts to bring attention to an overlooked French playwright. It offers a biographical approach to his scholarship and shows his broad influence on Moliere, Bayle, and Leibniz among others. While his work is not well known among scholars working outside of Theatre Studies, the authors show that his life was an important influence on Seventeenth Century European culture.

Biography of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) the Father of the Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience- professional, social, family- of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

Biography of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) the Father of the Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience _ professional, social, family _ of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

Brendan Kennelly's Literary Works: the Developing Art of an Irish Writer, 1959-2000
2005 0-7734-5978-2
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the work of one of Ireland’s most prominent yet also critically neglected writers, Brendan Kennelly. While covering his output from 1959 onwards, the chosen approach is systematic rather than chronological. Shedding light on Kennelly’s poems, novels, and plays from different angles – “History and Politics”, “Spaces/Places: Country, City, Nature”, “Religion and Ethics” as well as “Gender and Sexuality” – Kennelly’s development is traced from his neo-Romanticist beginnings to a critical and highly provocative postmodern stance, above all in the later long poems: Cromwell, The Book of Judas, and Poetry My Arse. While this study is certainly valuable as an introduction for the general reader, combining in-depth analyses of the most important works with general contextual information, the embedding of these analyses within a larger theoretical framework (including deconstruction, postcolonial theory, or gender studies) will also challenge the more experienced Kennellyan. Brendan Kennelly is a painstaking critic of today’s complacencies, inhibitions and violence, a scrupulous analyst of society, and an uncompromising reader of the past who, nevertheless, remains self-critical throughout.

British Maritime Enterprise in the New World: From the Late Fifteenth to the Mid-Eighteenth Century
1999 0-7734-7866-3
This is a single-volume survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America. While granting deserved attention to names such as Drake, Hawkins, Davis, Cavendish, Frobisher, Raleigh, Hudson, Dampier and Anson, it also represents a more balanced picture of English maritime enterprise by acknowledging others whose actions have not gained a wide currency.

British Sea Captain Alexander Hamilton’s New Account of the East Indies (17th-18th Century)
2002 0-7734-7212-6
This is a new edition of one of the most important accounts of the Indian Ocean and Asia during the late 17th century. It is heavily annotated with hundreds of footnotes, and completely indexed. Since its first publication in Scotland and England ( in 1727 and 1744, respectively), it has only been republished once, in a limited edition in 1930. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a Scottish seafarer, and an extraordinary history of southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, and other areas. Hamilton was an eye-witness to wars, pirate attacks, scheming English and Asian profiteers, and imprisonment. This edition is taken from the original text of the 1727 edition. Footnotes assist clarification of minor points of history and obsolete terms or names. A Glossary of place names updating Hamilton’s phonetic version to a current nomenclature is given at the end of the text.

Bronson Howard - Dean of American Dramatists
2001 0-7734-7667-9
Between 1842 and 1908, Bronson Howard wrote 27 plays which appeared under 39 different titles, and had opening nights in New York, London, and Berlin. By the 1890s, Howard was recognized both here and abroad as the Dean of American Dramatists. This study is both historical biography and critical analysis of the literature, concluding with an attempt to place his work in critical perspective both in terms of his own era and ours. In addition to his best-known play, the often-anthologized Civil War spectacle Shenandoah, it examines his other works such as Saratoga, Young Mrs. Winthrop, One of Our Girls, and The Henrietta.

Career Biography of Gaspard Clair FranÇois Marie Riche De Prony, Bridge-Builder, Educator and Scientist
1998 0-7734-8485-X
This volume tells the story, largely unknown, of a major figure in French engineering and engineering education through the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and Bourbon periods to the first years following the revolution of 1830. Prony is best-known today for creating a massive collection of mathematical tables in the 1790s, the largest ever compiled; and for the dynamometer for measuring the work-rate of waterwheels and related hydraulic machines. He was also a founder-professor of mathematics at the École Polytechnique, and director of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, exercising much influence on the national body of civil engineers. This volume not only describes Prony's life and work, but presents selections (in French) of the many manuscripts Prony left behind. Prony is an example of the ingénieur savant, the scientist concerned with both teaching and research in engineering issues.

Cartographer and the Literati - Herman Moll and His Intellectual Circle
1997 0-7734-8604-6
Winner of The Adele Mellen Prize for Excellence in Scholarship This is the first book-length study of one of Great Britain's most important and prolific engravers, cartographers and geographers, Herman Moll (1654?-1732), and his work. It puts his life and singular geographies and maps into the historical context of late-17th/early 18th century London at the dawn of the British Empire. It also examines the often-symbiotic interaction of Moll with an exceptional circle of contemporaries: Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Robert Hooke, John Locke, William Dampier, Woodes Rogers, and William Stukeley. Methodologically and somewhat uniquely for an historical study, this book makes major use of maps and other graphics as sources to reconstruct the history of Moll, his life and times, and friends.

Changing Brain Structure Through Cross-Cultural Learning. The Life of Reuven Feuerstein
2008 0-7734-5094-7
This narrative biography is unique in that it is written in the postpositive style. The story of Reuven Feuerstein, who encouraged the paradigm shift from developmental and behaviorism to cognitive psychology during the twentieth century, is told in his words, those of his family, colleagues, and former students. This book contains twenty-four black and white photographs and ten color photographs.

Charles Masterman (1873-1927) Politician and Journalist ‘The Splendid Failure’
1999 0-7734-7986-4
This is the first scholarly biography of the Rt. Hon. Charles Masterman, and is based on the Masterman Papers recently made available in the University of Birmingham Library. Masterman was a man of outstanding intellectual ability. After gaining a Cambridge Double First, and becoming a Fellow of Christ’s College, he settled down to a career in journalism. He considered himself a Christian Socialist, and was elected Liberal MP for North-West Ham in 1906. Once in parliament, he made rapid progress and became a close confidant of Lloyd George. He was put in charge of the National Health Insurance Commission which administered the National Insurance Act, 1911.This biography sets him firmly in his political and social context, a portrait of a complex man of enormous promise whose career fell tragically short of expectations.

Christopher Wren and the Many Sides of Genius. Proceedings of a Christopher Wren Symposium, with an Introduction and Brief Biographical Essay
1997 0-7734-8546-5
Essays include: Historical Accident 1666 - Wren and the City of London ( Bryan D. Little); Painting Sir Christopher - Portraiture in the Age of Wren (Robin John Hughes Simon); Sinews of Peace, Sinews of History - Wren and Symbolism (Patrich Horsbrugh); Wren's Planning for the Parish Churches (James L. Doom); The Making of Christopher Wren (Michael Hunter); Christopher Wren and Great Renaissance Domes (Robert Mark). Includes bibliography

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 1
2006 0-7734-5946-4
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 2
2006 0-7734-5947-2
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 3
2006 0-7734-5948-0
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Coalition of Diaries and Letters of H. A. L. Fisher, 1916-1922. Vol. 4
2006 0-7734-5949-9
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

H.A.L. Fisher was the only professional historian to sit in the British Cabinet and was a member of the first genuine coalition in modern British history. He was an academic who recorded the great events in history, and his diaries and letters attest to his remarkable career as an educator, public servant, and scholar.

Collected Essays in Honor of the Bicentennial of Alexander Pushkin’s Birth
2000 0-7734-7785-3
This collection involved the participation of both Russian and American scholars at a joint event to honor Pushkin.

Critical Bibliography of Writings on Judaism Part One
1989 0-88946-254-2
Modern Jewish studies is a vast discipline with many inter-related discursive fields. Griffith's magisterial Critical Bibliography of Writings on Judaism creates a framework of relevance that can help students and scholars recognize major problems and disputations and gain appreciation for current advances in methodology and knowledge. It functions as a conceptual map that identifies areas thoroughly and highlights controversial issues that invite further research. The majority of the entries are in English, but works in Modern Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and German are included as necessary, and also as guides for advanced study. Until the advent of this work there was no comprehensive critical Judaica bibliography of use to both generalized and specialized interests. "This work answers that need." - Shofar

Critical Biography of English Novelist, Viola Meynell, 1885-1956
2002 0-7734-7220-7
Meynell was in her time widely regarded as one of the generation’s greatest talents. She wrote a dozen novels, several books of stories, two memoirs, and two volumes of poetry, along with a great deal of literary journalism. No other full-length study or biography of Meynell exists. It is based on archival research as well as extensive interviews with surviving family members and descendents of people who knew her.

Critical Biography of Lady Jane Wilde, 1821 - 1896 Irish Revolutionist, Humanist, Scholar and Poet
2002 0-7734-7263-0
The focus of this study is upon a progressive women whose broad erudition allowed her to write on a great variety of subjects. Her own life as a revolutionist and writer, and her writings about women will interest those in women’s studies. As an Irish nationalist in a movement that had considerable influence on subsequent nationalist leaders like Arthur Griffin, her views in her revolutionary poems and articles are still pertinent.

Critical Edition of the Private Diaries of Robert Proctor. The Life of a Librarian at the British Museum
2010 0-7734-3634-0
Robert Proctor will always be remembered among bibliographers for two things: for his rearrange¬ment of the incunabula in the British Museum in what has become known as ‘Proctor order’, based on the way in which printing spread in its early days; and for the mystery which continues to surround his death. In 1899 he started to keep a private diary, and this lasted until his death in 1903. One of the volumes is missing, but the remaining three are edited and published for the first time here.

Critical Study of Sean O’ Faolain’s Life and Work
2001 0-7734-7410-2
This first full-length critical study of Sean O’Faolain’s oeuvre in 25 years explores this neglected Irish writer and puts his achievement in historical and political context. Arndt’s theoretical framework uses primarily Foucault and Fanon. Though O’Faolain tried to convey a picture of himself as an internationalist, he also remained emotionally attached to his Irish roots. This study proposes that these fundamental points lie at the heart his often contradictory arguments on contemporary Irish issues such as the Gaelic heritage, Catholicism, nationalism, and the Anglo-Irish and English colonial presence in Ireland. Essential reading for those interested in cultural, political, historical and literary aspects of 20th century Ireland.

Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the Father of Cyberpunk Science Fiction.
2007 0-7734-5467-5
William Gibson (b 1948), since the publication of his first, award-winning novel, Neuromancer (1984), has been celebrated as a breath of fresh air in the realm of science fiction. This anthology of essays is an attempt to analyze Gibsons literary technique, his sustained critique of emerging technologies, and the nature of how fiction writing in general is continually categorized and canonized in the Postmodern Age.

Daniel Lescallier, 1743-1822, Man of the Sea - and Military Spy?
2005 0-7734-5951-0
The period prior to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars was one of intense industrial espionage. Daniel Lescallier was one of France’s most influential spies, his main aim being to obtain information about the British navy. The context is the story of Daniel Lescallier and his other similar missions. The background is the history of the transfer of industrial technology and military secrets from England to the Continent during the eighteenth century.

Dialectics of Art and Life - A Portrait of Sylvia Plath as Woman and Poet, The
1985 0-7734-0094-X


Diaries and Letters of Robert Bernays, 1932-1939. An Insider's Account of the House of Commons
1996 0-7734-8864-2
Bernays was elected to the House of Commons in 1931, at the age of 29. This archive material consists of weekly letters and diary entries. These provide unvarnished portraits of the 'big guns' of the government and social milieu: Ramsey MacDonald (whom he called a 'nincompoop'), Baldwin, Anthony Eden, Hoare, Churchill, Chamberlain. He covers the Abdication crisis in full, and strain of the coming war and Chamberlain's policy of appeasing Hitler. Just about every leading personality and issue of the day is discussed. The personal side is also included. His social life included frequent visits at Lady Astor's Cliveden, and he knew Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Noel Coward, Diana Cooper, Lord Halifax, etc. He was a frequent guest of the society hostesses Sybil Colefax, Lady Londonderry, and Lady Cunard. There is an 'I am a camera' feel to the material. His abilities as witness and observer give the material its edge and make it an invaluable source of information for scholars and political historians.

Diaries of Blakely Wilson - An American Traveler in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, 1874-1876
1998 0-7734-8238-5
Fascinating and articulate account of Wilson's travels, which included lengthy stays in Rome and Naples, extensive trips up the Nile, and a visit to Jerusalem. Includes an extensive introduction and appended notes that ground his experiences in the broader historical, cultural and social context of the era.

Diary of an Army Baker, Quartermaster Corps, Southwest Pacific, 1942-45
2000 0-7734-7724-1
This is a dramatic record of one man’s service in the Pacific War. “Jack” Wilson began to take notes during training, and these notes developed into a diary of thoughts, movements, and events, especially after he was shipped overseas in January 1943. He served in New Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and the Philippines. Trained to be a baker in the Quartermaster Corps, instead of staying safely in the rear, he volunteered for hazardous duty and baked bread for troops on the front lines. Jack and his platoon saw the grisly residue of battle, and his diary is in part a startling contrast between the decency of his middle-class upbringing and the brutality of war. Another contrast is between tedium and excitement, as routine is interrupted by air raids and prisoners. Extensively annotated by Jack’s son, the diary is both personal and historical. With rare illustrations.

Diary of George Bubb Dodington, Baron of Melcombe Regis ( 1691 - 1762 )
2016
This work presents a sharply focused view into aspects of the eighteenth-century English political scene rarely studied. Two clear perspectives of Dodington emerge. First there is the relentless political job-seeker offering his services in exchange for building his own political base. Second, there is the experienced and knowledgeable politician who is capable of dispensing practical and useful advice on matters foreign and domestic.


Doreen Wallace (1897-1989), Writer and Social Campaigner
2000 0-7734-7907-4
Doreen Wallace belonged to the Somerville group of writers which included Vera Brittain and Dorothy L. Sayers. She left 48 novels, short stories, poems, several works of non-fiction, and in her lifetime was a social campaigner, artist, teacher, academic, farmer, wife, mother and grandmother. This biography includes a select bibliography with listed published works by Doreen Wallace.

Dorothy L. Sayers' Wimsey and Interwar British Society
1995 0-7734-9102-3
Looks at interwar British society as Sayers portrayed it in the eleven novels and twenty-one short stories concerning her famous creation, detective Lord Peter Wimsey. These works accurately represent the period and society the author was living in and really understood and as such are primary evidence of the period. It examines details of interest to both the historian and the culturalist of the period, as well as being of interest to a general audience. The work includes a short biography of Dorothy L. Sayers.

Dorothy Wordsworth and the Profession of Authorship. A Critical Commentary on Her Letters, Journals, Life Writing, and Poetry
2011 0-7734-1533-5
Manuscript reveals the range of Dorothy Wordsworth’s letters, journals, narratives and poetry. It also examines her severe self-criticism and appeal to readers of subsequent generations.

Duarte Ribeiro De Macedo, Um Diplomata Modern (1618-1680): A Biography of a Portuguese Diplomat
2010 0-7734-3638-3
This study examines the process of creating modern diplomacy - starting from the concrete case of Portugal - and its contribution in defining the foreign policy of European states and developing international relations It includes the impact of the relations with states on home policy at a time when the concept of Europe gradually started to replace the mediaeval notion of Christendom.

E. C. Bridgman (1801-1861), America’s First Missionary to China
2000 0-7734-7733-0
This biography critically examines the life and career of Elijah Coleman Bridgman. Bridgman was sent to the port of Canton in southern China in 1830 as a representative of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. One of the small number of Protestant missionaries who arrived in China prior to the Opium War, he played a key role as a pioneering scholar and cultural intermediary, laying the foundations for American sinology and shaping the development of early Sino-American relations. Editor of the world’s first major journal of sinology, The Chinese Repository, Bridgman became America’s first ‘China expert’. Among his other works was the first Chinese language history of the USA, and he also contributed greatly to the formulation of America’s first treaty with the Chinese government.

E. Lawrence Levy and Muscular Judaism, 1851-1932: Sport, Culture, and Assimilation in 19th-Century Britain
2014 1-4955-0267-8
An informative editing of Edward Lawrence Levy’s (1851-1932) historical autobiography providing fascinating insight into this remarkable man. Levy is best known as a “strongman” who won amateur weightlifting championships in both British and international competitions. He was a judge at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and helped organize the gymnastics section of the 1908 Olympics in London. Levy also was a headmaster of a predominantly Jewish school in Birmingham, edited a weekly newspaper for a brewers’ society, organized entertainments at the Midland Conservative Club, and wrote prolifically for newspapers on sport, theater, and music.

Earl of Wharton and Whig Party Politics, 1679-1715
1992 0-7734-9462-6
A complete biography of Thomas Wharton, this work goes to considerable lengths examining his unique character, which has invited reams of critical comment. His vices -- drinking, womanizing, cursing, duelling, and political corruption, all fully documented -- were all, by the sheer force of his personality, somehow turned to virtues, and even to political advantage. He was certainly the most controversial, but also the most effective, politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Two full chapters and parts of others are dedicated to his preeminent position among England's electioneers. Much of this information is new, gathered with the help of the History of Parliament Trust in London. These chapters represent an important addition to electoral historiography. Finally, Wharton is viewed at close range with other members of England's political great, including William III, Queen Anne, Godolphin, Marlborough, Harley, and the members of the Whig Junto.

Eavan Boland's Evolution as an Irish Woman Poet
2007 0-7734-5383-0
This study re-evaluates Boland’s work in the dual light of two important ideologies within modern Irish writing: feminism and postcolonialism. Its main objective is to analyze Boland’s evolution as an Irish woman poet in her attempt to overcome marginalization as a postcolonial gendered subject. By bringing together postcolonial and feminist theorizations of identity, this study demonstrates how Boland gradually undermines the (presumably authentic) representations of ‘woman’ and ‘nation’ she has inherited. By describing ‘Irishness’ and ‘womanhood’ in terms of fluidity and hybridity, Boland’s poetry exposes the constructedness of identity itself and allows the speaker to find a place freed from authoritative ideologies. In so doing, Boland manages to present a background where new decolonizing identities can emerge. In other words, it is here where she finds her way out as an outsider within an outsider’s culture.

Ecumenical Orthodoxy of Charles Augustus Briggs (1841-1913)
1995 0-7734-2273-0
This study of controversial biblical scholar Charles Augustus Briggs substantially revises our understanding of Briggs as an important figure in the world of late 19th-century theology. The book demonstrates that he made unique contributions to ecumenism which anticipated much of the present-day ecumenical dialogue. Briggs provides an extraordinary example of the bridge between conservative and liberal Protestantism and between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, and was an early precursor to the discussions on theological pluralism and church unity in vogue today.

Education of a Self-Made Woman, Fredrika Bremer 1801-1865
1994 0-7734-9098-1
Far ahead of their time, Bremer's novels (first published in Sweden starting in 1831) were intelligent, clever, and strikingly well-informed in matters concerning women. They were translated and sold many editions. Her aim was not just to entertain, but to educate. She took positions on political questions, started social projects, and chided the church for its political conservatism and theological rigidity. She needled the government to change its laws. Reaching beyond Europe, she travelled two years in America, then wrote her classic The Homes of the New World. She met such notables as Emerson and Dakotah Chief Gray Iron. In this detailed biography by noted Swedish scholar Brita K. Stendahl, Fredrika Bremer emerges as both forthright and enigmatic. It catches her fascinating combination of the courage to witness and agitate for change as well as her desire for privacy and meditation.

Education of the British Literati. A Guide to Their Schools, Colleges, and Universities
1993 0-7734-9232-1
Manuscript serves as a useful and convenient catalogue of major and minor prose writers, poets, and dramatists of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, arranged (with the dates of their births and deaths) under the schools that they attended -- public grammar school, village school, national school, college, and/or university. In addition, the volume includes a category for those writers who never attended educational institutions, but received their learning at home, by private tutors, parents, or through their own devices.

Education Work of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Irish Educator and Inventor, 1744-1817
2003 0-7734-6841-2


Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon
1995 0-7734-9647-5
This book fills a gap by acquainting the English-speaking public with the life and works of Louis Aragon and his wife Elsa Triolet, both novelists. It performs the ambitious task of presenting these two writers, not side by side, but together, as they themselves wanted to be studied. In 1964, they started the interwoven publication of their fictional works, stressing that neither of them could be understood without reference to the other. The work examines their early years, then analyzes the works of the two writers in the light of the fruitful exchange of experiences, emotions, and ideas which went on between them.

Englishmen Abroad Being an Account of Their Travels in the Seventeenth Century
1986 0-88946-453-7
Presents a collection of extracts from the writings of thirty-nine travellers - explorers, colonists, exiled monarchs, soldiers of fortune - both for their intrinsic value and for their representation of the development of travel writing as a literary genre and to suggest the role this new genre played in the worldly education of England.

Ernest Thompson Seton, Founder of the Woodcraft Movement 1860-1946
2007 0-7734-5474-8
This book focuses on artist-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, a man who has been compared with Kipling as a writer, with Audubon as a bird artist, with Baden-Powell as a youth leader, and with Fabre as a naturalist. Despite these weighty comparisons and the fact that he was a key inspiration for many later wildlife conservationists and ecologists, Seton has remained a much neglected figure. This lucidly written and well-researched study provides a splendid introduction to the life and work of this “creative genius”, demonstrating the importance of Seton as the naturalist who, at the turn of the twentieth century, was largely responsible for initiating an ecological consciousness and ethic. Instead of focusing on Seton’s personal life, this book presents Seton as a wildlife artist, as a pioneer literary figure who established the realistic animal story, as the apostle of American Indian culture, as well as an influential figure in the founding of the Boy Scouts.

Essays on the Music and Theoretical Writings of Thomas Delio, Contemporary American Composer
2008 0-7734-5176-5
A revealing look at the artistic and theoretical output of Thomas DeLio whose original compositions, books, and essays are innovative, wide-ranging and wholly provocative. Through essays written by and in tribute to this composer and theorist his contribution to music is more thoroughly appreciated and understood.

Ethnography of an Anthropology Department. An Academic Village
2002 0-7734-7123-5


Ethos of Voice in the Journal of James Rainstorpe Morris. From the Sable Island Humane State, 1801-1802
2001 0-7734-7663-6
To study James Rainstorpe Morris’s journal (kept by order of Nova Scotia’s government) is to get a privileged glimpse into the life of a famous Atlantic Maritime community as it was being founded, that of the Sable Island Humane Station. James Morris was responsible for making the Humane Station the successful social experiment it was, and he is also noteworthy as a member of the Planters of Nova Scotia, the first wave of colonists from New England who settled in Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century. By studying the rhetoric of Planters like Morris, we gain insight on the cultural ethos which Canada and the United States share today. This study will appeal to scholars interested in rhetoric, literacy, and historical studies. Includes a transcription of the journal.

Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester, and His French Correspondents
1990 0-88946-451-0
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, was one of the greatest Churchmen of the latter part of the seventeenth century and the first two decades of the eighteenth. Exiled as a traitor to Europe in 1724, he spent the rest of his life in France and died in Paris. While Atterbury's political correspondence has been edited and published, his literary correspondence has been practically ignored. Much of the latter disappeared during the revolutionary upheavals, but enough remains to form some idea of his literary tastes and critical faculties. This work is an edition of his correspondence with Thieriot (a friend of Voltaire), the Marquis de Caumont, and Charles Rollin. Includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, a biographical sketch, prefaces for Atterbury's correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.

Frank Byron Jevons, 1858-1936. An Evolutionary Realist
1991 0-88946-925-3
In the twenty years before and after 1900, Frank Byron Jevons, one of the last Victorian polymaths, gave himself successively to the study of classics, philosophy, sociology, history, anthropology, and comparative religion. He was also concerned with social and national issues, especially the education of the working classes and of women. This brief biography is an intellectual history in which each chapter explores specific themes in his life.

French Correspondence of James, 1st Earl Waldegrave (1684-1741)
1996 0-7734-9073-6
This edition contains over 100 mostly unpublished letters written in French to or by James, 1st Earl Waldegrave, who held the post of British Ambassador to France from 1730 to 1740. It provides insight into a transition period in France, a time of intellectual, social and political ferment marked by unstable relations between the major powers. The book will form the basis for a full study of Waldegrave's significant contribution to Anglo-French relations in the first half of the eighteenth century. Letters in French, notes and annotations in English.

From the Nightmare of South African Apartheid to an American University Chancellor. The Life of Thomas K. Ranuga
2015 1-4955-0318-6
This is a memoir whose ultimate objective is to trace in forthright terms the trying and painful odyssey of the author before, during and even after Apartheid. It is a uniquely personal story about the long nightmare of the trials and tribulations of white supremacy/Apartheid that marked the life of the writer from infancy through the teenage stage to adulthood.


Geo. Chapman, His Crowne and Conclusion. A Study of His Handwriting
1989 0-7734-0554-2


Geoffrey Scott and the Berenson Circle Literary and Aesthetic Life in the Early 20th Century
1998 0-7734-8488-4
This is the first full-length biography of writer, architect, esthetician and editor Geoffrey Scott (1884-1929). His Architecture of Humanism was considered the most important statement about architecture since Ruskin and was for years used as a basic text in architectural schools in England and the States, and is still in print. The Portrait of Zelide won the James Tait Memorial Black Prize and is often compared to the best of Lytton Strachey's biographies. When Colonel Ralph Isham brought the famous Boswell papers to the States in the late twenties, he commissioned Scott to edit them. Scott was also a prominent figure in social and intellectual circles in London, Florence and New York. A protegé of Bernard and Mary Berenson, he spent many years living and working at the art historian's famous Villa I Tatti outside Florence (which, in fact, he helped create). Married to the wealthy Lady Sybil Cutting during the War, he had a tempestuous affair with Vita Sackville-West. Edith Wharton, John Maynard Keynes and other Bloomsbury figures were among his friends. This biography focuses particularly on his letters, found in the Villa I Tatti and almost entirely unpublished.

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, Violin Virtuoso and Composer of Color in Late 18th Century Europe
2005 0-7734-6207-4
This study is a chronology of the life of the mulatto violin prodigy George Bridgetower from the late eighteenth century to the nineteenth century. We know of Bridgetower through his association with Beethoven and their first performance of the Kreutzer sonata, originally dedicated to Bridgetower in Vienna, 1803. Bridgetower was born 1778 when slavery was on the rampage. The deteriorating image of people of color is examined through art and philosophy beginning with fifteenth century images. In spite of the very negative images present during Bridgetower’s life, he was able to rise to unusual heights in the music world of his day. This study shows how the reality of people of color during the eighteenth century might have helped propel Bridgetower’s career. From his beginning as the “African Prince” to his patronage by the Regent prince of England (later King George IV) and his decline after the death of George IV. His interaction with noted musicians of his day, programs, performance schedules, reviews, and letters relevant to Bridgetower are presented.

George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) and the Development of the British Cooperative Movement
1989 0-88946-454-5
The only biography detailing Holyoake's contributions to the Cooperative Movement and his connection to the workers' movement.

Gerhart Ladner and The Idea of Reform. A Modern Historian’s Quest for Ancient and Medieval Truth
2015 1-4955-0328-3
This is the first study to tap the deep archival reservoirs of Gerhart Ladner’s personal correspondence in an effort to reveal not only Ladner’s valuable intellectual treasures but also the evolution of his groundbreaking research into the history of reform which led to his seminal work The Idea of Reform.
This book examines the lifework of Gerhart Ladner (1905-1993). Winner of the American Historical Association’s Lifetime Award for Scholarly Distinction in 1991, he received the Homer Haskins Medal in 1961 for his seminal work on The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers.


German Education of Christian Scholar Philip Schaff: The Formative Years, 1819 - 1844
2004 0-7734-6428-X
The focus of this study is Philip Schaff (1819-1893), whose life spans two continents. Born in Switzerland and educated at German universities, as an immigrant scholar he had a distinguished American career as church historian, biblical scholar, apologist of Christianity, and fervent advocate of the reunion of the Christian churches.

This book offers for the first time a scholarly exploration of Philip Schaff’s German years of education, for, as the book demonstrates, only a thorough understanding of Schaff’s formative years will enable us to do full justice to his distinguished American career. His German education largely shaped his American career.

With its broad compass and with its focus on outstanding personalities and theological positions in nineteenth-century German Protestantism, this study therefore contributes to the ongoing scholarly discussion both of a significant figure in nineteenth century American Christianity and of German Protestantism in the nineteenth century’s first half, as it contributes to the important field of immigration studies. An extensive bibliography of relevant German literature is another contribution to scholarship by this book.

Harmonic Tonality in the Music Theories of JÉrÔme-Joseph Momigny (1762-1842)
2001 0-7734-7433-1


Henry Birkhead, Founder of the Oxford Chair of Poetry (1617-1697). Poetry and the Redemption of History
1999 0-7734-8212-1
The Oxford Chair of Poetry has been a unique focus for the scholarly, poetical and critical interpretation of poetry, only briefly interrupted twice by world war, since the first professor was appointed in 1708. Its donor, Henry Birkhead, was a well-known Oxford scholar and poet. The story of his life is told here for the first time, largely from original sources. His writings relate to his over-riding preoccupation with scholarship and the ways in which he reacted to the times into which he was born, seeing in poetry a living force preserving the ideals not only of his youth but of a more gracious and spiritual world.

Henry Martyn (1781-1812), Scholar and Missionary to India and Persia a Biography
1999 0-7734-8181-8


Henry, Lord Brougham - The Later Years, 1830-1868.
1993 0-88946-460-X
All previous studies of Brougham have focused primarily on his early years as a leader of the Whig Party in the House of Commons, while regarding his political efforts after 1833 to be of little consequence. After a chapter summarizing Brougham's life to 1829, this study concentrates on the years from 1830 until his death.

Hervey Allen a Literary Historian in America
1988 0-88946-232-1
A study of Hervey Allen's life and art, which provides a commentary on America in changing times and represents, according to the author, "a kaleidoscope through which twentieth-century existence between 1919-1949 may be viewed."

Historical Understanding in the Thought of Wilhelm Dilthey
1992 0-7734-9240-2
This study sketches the historical framework (the development of Dilthey's thought) and the systematic framework (his views on other, related topics) that together shed a revealing light on a number of statements from various writings.

History of Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches
1992 0-7734-9451-0
Traces the history of Carlyle's interest in Cromwell from the 1820s through publication of his edition of letters and speeches in 1845. Considers Carlyle's skills as historian by analyzing his use of available sources, his accuracy, and his editorial techniques. Also traces the history of Cromwell's reputation in 19th-century history and literature, the extent to which Carlyle was influenced by writing prior to his own, and the effect his own work had on subsequent historians and on the general public for whom he wrote.

Home Schooling of Louisa May Alcott. How Her Father and Her Mother Educated an American Writer
2011 0-7734-1485-1
The rapid industrialization of New England in the mid-nineteenth century gave rise to the "motherteacher" ideology, a cultural paradigm that profoundly shaped public discussions of child rearing practices and elementary education in the United States. This study explores the motherteaching practices of three nineteenth-century figures, Bronson, Abba May, and Louisa May Alcott. Using personal writing as their primary child rearing tool. the Alcotts promoted what literary historian Richard Brodhead terms "disciplinary intimacy" as a means of instructing youngsters in proper behavior and parentaly sanctioned values. This study, which draws extensively on primary source materials, including family letters and journals, focuses on the potent relationship between literacy, maternal authority, and discipline in the private and public spaces of the Alcott home and Bronson's grammar school classrooms. This study sheds new light on the Alcotts as educators whose educational philosophy and teaching experiences illuminate more fully the debate over education reform, as well as changing mores in family life at mid-century.

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and France
1991 0-7734-9737-4
This work is a learned study of the famous British man of letters, an astute observer of human nature, local custom, literature and history. It sets the seal on Walpole's place in history, evaluates his contribution to 18th century society and literature, and provides a fascinating picture of two very different civilizations. An immense fund of biographical material is used to give the reader a remarkably complete portrait of an enigmatic and intriguing figure.

How a Voice Teacher Shapes the Performance of His Students. A Study of the Pedagogy and Life of Giuseppe De Luca
2009 0-7734-4865-9
This research gathers the stories of world-famous operatic baritone, Giuseppe De Luca (1876-1950), through his student, Charles Guild Reading (b. 1921), who was mentored by De Luca from 1945-1950. These narratives are explored through the teacher-student relationship of De Luca and Reading by way of the teacher-student relationship shared by Charles Reading and Deborah Andrews. The stories are followed by supporting scholarly and historical literature and then reflected upon by the author as to their possible implications on the past and present classical singing and vocal pedagogical communities. The study also contains a CD De Luca’s recordings 1907-1947. This book contains eight color photographs and seven black and white photographs.

How Biographers Ignore the Influence of Mothers in the Lives of Great Men: The Patriarchal Suppression of the Role of Women in World History (85 Case Studies)
2015 1-4955-0335-6
This work examines eighty-five biographies of great men to determine the extent to which the biographers, who recorded their lives, considered or failed to consider the influence of the subjects’ mothers to their contributions to history, literature, the arts, and sciences.

Hugh Byas, a British Editor Who Became a Leading Expert on Japan Between the First and Second World Wars. A Biographical History of Newspaper Journalist
2009 0-7734-4660-5
The writings of Hugh Byas, journalist and japanologist, developed while he was editor of the Japan Advertiser and later as correspondent of the London Times and New York Times. His work in Japan between the World Wars, is a discourse on progressive sovereignty. Byas equated a sovereign state with one that possessed an organized government capable of modernizing the state and developing democratic institutions to empower public opinion.

Intellectual Biography of David Atwood Wasson (1828-1887): An American Transcendentalist Thinker
2008 0-7734-4940-X
The only work on Wasson’s contribution to American thought in the context of a transcendentalist supporting a religion of humanity and a republican form of democracy.

Intellectual Biography of W. E. B. Dubois. Initiator of Black Studies in the University
2010 0-7734-3715-0
This work is the first full-length study to focus solely on W.E.B. DuBois’s efforts to introduce Black Studies into the university curriculum. The book argues that Du Bois's Atlanta University Studies constitute the earliest, most comprehensive examples of Black Studies in American higher education.

Introduction to the Philosophic Works of F. S. C. Northrop
1995 0-7734-9051-5
This volume presents an analysis of all the major works by F. S. C. Northrop, an outstanding thinker, teacher, scholar, and author of nine books and a list of articles and book reviews that fill a 16 page bibliography. It reveals the breadth of his mind by showing the progression from his first book on the philosophy of science, to subsequent books on logic, East-West philosophy, political science, sociological jurisprudence, philosophical anthropology, legal and and ethical philosophy, etc.. Northrop had original things to say about symbolic logic, art, jurisprudence, the is-ought problem, philosophy of language, theology, history of philosophy, mathematics, science, world peace, anthropology, cybernetics, neurophysiology, religions of the world, and even baseball.

Italian Women’s Narratives of Their Experiences During World War II
2003 0-7734-6880-3
This book provides an in-depth cultural study that will interest scholars in anthropology, women’s studies, and history. In particular it presents a study of Orsognese women’s narratives of their experience in World War II, presenting a detailed account of the author’s ethnographic field practice showing that the patterns that emerge from the narratives are an integral part of the contemporary Orsognese social context. It examines these as concepts of sociability, relatedness, and community, based on principles of social interaction the Orsognese women manifested in their social practice.

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) Christian Democrat and the Quest for a New Commonwealth
1993 0-7734-9219-4
This study examines Maritain's definition of the common good and personal rights, and his analysis of Christian democracy. Also considers his endorsement of lay participation in Church and political affairs, his effort to expand human rights internationally, his insistence on social justice for members of the working class, and his promotion of religious and racial toleration. His vision for a new Christian commonwealth has gained increasing significance because of the current opportunity for restructuring European affairs.

Jane, the Queen, Third Consort of King Henry VIII
1999 0-7734-8204-0
This is the first single volume to concentrate solely on Jane Seymour, her family, her rise to favor against the Boleyn/Howard factions at court, the politics, religion and Queen's Household, and her ultimate triumph as queen and mother of Henry's long-sought heir. Presents a historiography of the queen from her own time to the present. Many illustrations. "With the trend of films and television to nowadays twist ‘History' to fit the drama , we now have a benchmark to judge past and future efforts. My congratulations go to the author who has persevered in finding the facts from hidden records, so many others of which have, regrettably, been lost over the intervening centuries. She has then assembled them into a very readable and lively account which I commend." – from the Foreword by His Grace, the Duke of Somerset (descendent of the Seymour family) ". . . a treatise which reflects the result of superb scholarship and difficult historical research. . . . Its subject has hitherto been almost invisible in serious literature because her life was inaccessible to straightforward historical research techniques. . . . Professor Gross has spent years slowly removing the shroud of anonymity surrounding Seymour. The result is an important scholarly work that traces the personal impact of Jane Seymour as well as the influence of the Seymour lineage exerted in the future of the monarchy. . . . the reader will be treated to solid research and delightful writing. From the hallmark quote setting the stage for each chapter to the commendable research that reveals for the first time an important, but previously obscure, historical figure, Jane the Quene is worthy of the close attention of serious scholars.." – J. Thomas Gilmore, president, Adams State College

John Meade Falkner, 1858-1932. A Paradoxical Life
1995 0-7734-9411-1
John Meade Falkner wrote short stories, three novels, poetry, and topography, yet spent his working days in one of Britain's biggest and most renowned industrial companies, with which he was connected for forty years, a period spanning the triumphs of imperialism, the Great War and the first half of the interwar years. He was secretary, director and chairman of one of the world's greatest makers of armaments. How could a man of his background (public school, Oxford), leisure interests and sensibilities be willing to earn his living in ways which were purposefully lethal? This book pursues this paradox amidst the many facets and byways of Falkner's life.

John Reynolds Merchant of Exeter and His Contribution to the Literary Scene 1620-1660
1991 0-7734-9782-X
Relates the major work of John Reynolds (The Triumphs of Gods Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sinne of Murther) to the prose fiction of his time and proves its uniqueness. Combines the biographical, chronological and thematic aspects to make this a multi-disciplinary work.

John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours, 1837-1838
2007 0-7734-5191-9
This work examines John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours to the Lake District and Scotland in the summers of 1837 and 1838. The author offers reconstructions of the itineraries, presents a sequence of fifty-two drawings made on those journeys, and provides his first sustained critique in what was to be Ruskin’s formative work of architectural criticism, the fourteen essays which make up The Poetry of Architecture. This book contains 52 black and white photographs.

John Webster: Politics and Tragedy
1972 0-7734-0458-9


John Wilkinson (1728-1808), English Ironmaster and Inventor
1998 0-7734-8268-7
John Wilkinson is considered by many to be the world’s first great ironmaster. His career includes pioneering developments in the Staffordshire iron trade and inventions of what has been the first modern tool that bored true barrels for cannon. He constructed the first iron boat and pulpit. He played an important role in the British munitions industry and construction of the Paris waterworks. Even more fascinating was the role he played in coining his own currency, and his financial assistance to Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt. This first modern biography examines his creative, business, and private lives, using previously undiscovered papers from the Boulton and Watt Collection.

Journal of Mary Freman Caesar 1724-1741
2002 0-7734-7233-9
Mary Freman Caesar was part of the literary and political worlds of early Georgian England. She was married in 1702 to Tory politician (and future Jacobite) Charles Caesar. Though primarily concerned with contemporary matters and her correspondence with authors such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, she also wrote about events as far distant as the reign of Elizabeth I. Scholars, particularly in Jacobite studies and 18th century literature continue to cite portions of the journal, but it has never published in its entirety. This volume contains a biographical introduction and is carefully annotated.

King Sisebut and the Culture of Visigothic Spain, with Translations of the Lives of Saint Desiderius of Vienne and Saint Masona of MÉrida: vita Vel Passio Sancti Desiderii a Sisebuto Rege Composita and vita Sancti Masonae Emeretensis
2008 0-7734-5033-5
This work skillfully elucidates a period often misunderstood by historians. The study also explores the use of imitation and the intersections of the political and the religious in medieval times.

Lady Jane Wilde’s Letters to FrÖken Lotten Von KrÆmer, 1857-1885
2009 0-7734-4891-8
This is the first volume of Lady Jane Wilde’s letters to be published. Its contents should help to dispel some of the malicious rumors about the Wildes repeated in most biographies.

Lady Wilde's Letters to Constance Wilde, Friends and Acquaintances, with Selected Correspondence Received
2013 0-7734-4501-3
The current final volume is a collection of correspondence written by Lady Jane Wilde to her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilde, as well as other friends and acquaintances. Lady Wilde, like her son Oscar, was an excellent writer. She had a wide range of interests. Much of the ridicule directed at Lady Wilde and her writing and lifestyle followed the imprisonment of her son in 1894 and reflected Victorian prejudices. These letters provide a different picture: that of a reflective, intelligent and kind woman.

An excellent work in deciphering Lady Wilde’s personal handwritten letters and correspondence. An invaluable source of new information to scholars reassessing the lives of the Wildes, studying the status of women, or working in the field of Irish literature.

Later Life of Lord Curzon of Kedleston - Aristocrat, Writer, Politician, StatesmanAn Experiment in Political Biography
2000 0-7734-7790-X
Lord Curzon was one of the most significant figures in British politics in the early 20th century. This book critically examines a comparatively neglected period of his life: the period 1906 to 1925. During this last phase of his life he struggled to rebuild his career and life after suffering the humiliation of resigning as Viceroy of India in 1905, and the death of his wife in 1906. So successful was this rehabilitation that by May 1923 he stood on the threshold of becoming Prime Minister. This study analyzes that rehabilitation, and examines various facets of his life in detail, including his roles as husband, father, aristocrat, member of the Conservative party, leader of the Government in the House of Lords, statesman and politician. It casts new light on his career as a writer. It offers a substantial revision of one of the most complex and intriguing figures in 20 th-century British politics. In addition, in trying to come to a new understanding about Curzon, it also seeks to make a contribution to the growing debate about how biography is written. The book engages with that debate, and by its innovative structure and approach offers a way forward for the development of political biography.

Lee Harvey Oswald. A Socio-Behavioral Reconstruction of His Career
2003 0-7734-6829-3
A synthesis of an array of information regarding the Kennedy assassination and the subsequent investigations. It offers a biographical analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald, documenting Oswald's troubled childhood, dysfunctional family roots, and his involvement in radical activism.

Life and Philosophy of J. E. Mctaggart, 1866-1925
1991 0-7734-9692-0
This biography reveals the development of a mystic philosopher of great power who worked persistently throughout his life to reveal his view of the true nature of existence, a universe constructed of timeless immortal selves who know each other increasingly through love.

Life and Thought of Henry Gerhard Appenzeller (1858-1902), Missionary to Korea
1989 0-88946-069-8
Biography of the pioneering founder of Methodism in Korea who played a crucial role in opening Korea to the West.

Life and Times of Edward Mchugh (1853 - 1915)
2004 0-7734-6291-0
Edward McHugh (1853-1915) spent a great deal of his lifetime engaged in the struggle for social reform not only in Great Britain and Ireland, but also further afield, including spells in America and the Antipodes. Born in rural County Tyrone to a smallholding family, before emigrating through economic necessity to the overcrowded industrial landscape of Greenock, and then Glasgow, McHugh shared with his friend, Michael Davitt, experience of both sides of the land question. It is not surprising that, having witnessed rural and urban poverty at an early age, McHugh would become firmly committed to the ideals of Henry George, and convinced that land, and its inequitable distribution, should lie at the root of all social ills.

After moving to Glasgow as a teenager to find work as a compositor, McHugh found himself in a city with various possibilities for developing his education as a social reformer. The Irish who had fled to the city in such numbers after the Great Famine were finally starting to organise themselves politically. Native Scots of all classes, especially those Gaels who had come from the Highlands as a result either of the Clearances or the region’s own famine in the 1840s, were contemplating the conditions in which the working classes of Glasgow, and other towns in Scotland, were forced to live. As a member of the Glasgow Home Rule Association, and then the secretary of the Glasgow branch of the Irish Land League, McHugh was singled out as a speaker and organiser of ability, and was chosen to lead a Land League mission to the Scottish Highlands in order to direct the nascent crofters’ agitation along radical lines. After the death of the Land League, McHugh toured Scotland with Henry George himself, and helped to found the Scottish Land Restoration League, a body dedicated to taxing land values to their full extent, thereby abolishing landlordism.

The ability shown by McHugh was then harnessed by the Trades Union movement, as he and his old friend Richard McGhee formed and ran the National Union of Dock Labourers, sustaining them through bitter strikes in Glasgow (1889), and Liverpool (1890). This latter strike was a turning point in McHugh’s domestic life, as he settled then in Birkenhead. Internal intrigue forced him to quit as General Secretary of the NUDL, but McHugh remained active in the Trade Unionism, spending the years 1896-1899 in New York, organising the American Longshoremen’s Union, and preaching the ‘Single Tax Gospel.’ The fact that McHugh was with Henry George at the time of the latter’s untimely death in 1897 gave the Ulsterman a great caché in Single Tax circles for the rest of his life, and on returning to Birkenhead he settled down and spent the rest of his life striving for social reform through the propagation of the George’s theories.

Life and Times of John Hooper (c. 1500-1555) Bishop of Gloucester
1992 0-7734-9156-2
This is the first full-scale examination of the words and works of the sixteenth-century bishop and martyr known as `the father of Puritanism'. After a comparatively detailed account of Hooper's life, the study examines his theology at length and concludes with a chapter on his legacy, emphasizing at the end the relevance of his beliefs to the problems facing the Church in our own day and age.

Life and Times of Thomas Day, 1748-1789, English Philanthropist and Author Virtue Almost Personified
1996 0-7734-8844-8
Day is chiefly remembered as the author of a famous children's book, Sandford and Merton, which was a fantastic best-seller for almost a century, and of which Dickens said, "that story had great influence on many boys' (and subsequently men's) minds". But Day was active in many other fields as well. A disciple of Rousseau, involved in a variety of political agitations, virtually responsible for creating a miniature welfare state in the wilds of Surrey, he was also a well-known poet, philosopher and environmentalist, ahead of his time in an astonishing number of ways, and frequently at the center (sometimes hilariously so) of some rather extraordinary events. (Not the least among them was his eccentric education of Sabrina, a foundling girl whom he tried to mold into the ideal woman.) He campaigned vigorously against slavery, attacked George III, and became enmeshed in the American Revolution. He shared a platform with Wilkes and a pamphlet with Fox. This volume re-establishes this remarkable man as a prominent figure in the late eighteenth century and as a moralist significantly responsible for determining the ethos of the Victorian age.

Life and Work of Owen Thomas 1812 - 1891. A Welsh Preacher in Liverpool
1991 0-7734-9710-2
This biography gives an interesting account of not only the Calvinistic Methodist minister and biographer but a detailed account of the religious life of Victorian Wales, the emphasis on preaching and the enthusiasm that surrounded the temperance, missionary, and allied movements. Dr. Rees has used the letters which Thomas' grandson Saunders Lewis had preserved to give a profound and interesting account of one of the most outstanding authorities on the history and development of Welsh preaching. This biography will introduce Dr. Owen Thomas to a wider circle of scholars who have not been able to appreciate his contribution as all his published works were in the Welsh language.

Life and Work of the Twentieth Century Louisiana Architect A. Hays Town
2003 0-7734-6686-X
This is the first thorough and substantive examination of architect A. Hays Town’s work. His 70 year career provides an ideal case study in the evolution of twentieth-century American architecture, spanning from a period dominated by Beaux Arts formalism, through a period characterized by the assimilation and acceptance of European Modernism, to a period once again receptive to traditional and regional influences. This examination reveals the remarkable talent and logic which enabled him to assimilate a wide variety of influences from his education and early career as well as influences from the historical examples of his region. It contributes both to an understanding of the potential use of vernacular traditions in general, and specifically, of the rich architectural influences present through Louisiana’s long and intriguing history. The study also includes a discussion of Town’s habits, values, and relationships, providing valuable insights into typical issues involved with the practice of architecture.

Life and Works of Bessie Head
1995 0-7734-9018-3
This study approaches Bessie Head not just as a successful African female novelist but as a sensitive philosopher and humanist whose works are dominated by recognizable philosophical ideas about the universal issues of love, religion, power, racism, injustice, sexual and financial exploitation, all treated in a radical way. Her deep commitment to people and an involvement in questions of poverty and exploitation are motifs which run through her work. This book shows Head as she reworks her usual themes taking us through a stylistic landscape that bypasses the typical Apartheid landmarks and arrives whole, independent, paradoxical, sublime, yet ordinary.

Life and Works of General Charles King 1844-1933 Martial Spirit
1998 0-7734-8356-X
Details King's life from youth, West Point Military Academy, military duty and marriage in New Orleans during Reconstruction, an instructor's position at West Point during the time of the first black cadets, military duty in Arizona against the Apaches, Sioux, and Northern Cheyenne in the northern plains. In civilian life, King wrote for the Milwaukee Sentinel, taught at the University of Wisconsin, and helped found the modern Wisconsin National Guard which he led in action during labor strife in the 1880s. His writing career produced 66 books and over 250 articles, covering the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War, in which he also served. “. . . a labor of love. . . . well-written and straightforward account of King’s life and careers. . . particularly strong on the details of King’s life as a West Point cadet during the Civil War and on his activities and interest in New Orleans during Reconstruction. Descriptions of military action are clear and compelling. Bailey’s greatest contribution may lie in his thorough discussion of King’s novels, especially of the character types King employed and of his portrayal of Indians. . . . Those interested in both the culture and the popular image of the United States Army from the Civil War to the era between the World Wars may find this to be a worthwhile addition to their bookshelves. Those interested in Charles King will find it useful to have so much biographical data compiled in one place.” – Nebraska History

Life and Writings of James Owen Hannay ( George A. Birmingham), Irish Writer (1865-1950)
1995 0-7734-9123-6
This first biography of Hannay uses original sources, family papers, and the Hannay archive at Trinity College, Dublin, to show a more complex figure than merely a novel-writing clergyman. His involvement in Irish politics and in particular with Douglas Hyde's Gaelic League, the contemporary scandals involving his early novels and the productions of his successful play General John Regan, and his masterly use of comedy to point up the ironies of Irish history are documented. The book contains thirty-one illustrations and a complete bibliography of all Hannay's fictional, journalistic, and theological writing.

Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte. A Scandal in Scarlet
1997 0-7734-8581-3
This book gathers for the first time virtually all that is known about the last of the unreformed and unregenerate cardinals of the sixteenth century, Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte, the adopted cardinal-nephew of Pope Julius III. At the same time, it contains a wealth of material, some of it never explored before, on the del Monte family in general, and Julius III in particular. It also explores in detail the dynastic connections of the del Monte and illuminates some of the leading parts played by the family in the case of the divorce of Henry VIII, the rise of the Jesuits, and in the perils of the Order of St. John in that time.

Life of David Peter Faure, a Unitarian in South Africa
2010 0-7734-1289-1
This exploration of Faure’s life provides not only the history of an individual but also information on the controversies in the political, spiritual, judicial and journalistic worlds which were shaping South Africa on the road to Union and apartheid.

Life of Edward Stanley, Third Earl of Derby (1521-1572): Noble Power and the Tudor Monarchy
2010 0-7734-3618-9
The study examines the relationship between the sixteenth-century English nobility and the Tudor monarchy, as reflected by the career of Edward Stanley, third earl of Derby (1521-1572). The work demonstrates that the earl’s relations with his tenants and local landowners could be just as important as his relations with the Crown.

Life of Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1707-1751
2007 0-7734-5547-7
Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), notoriously dubbed “Poor Fred,” has hitherto been known primarily for having predeceased his father George II. In his 24 years as heir to the throne, however, he established himself as Britain’s greatest royal collector between Charles I and George IV, and many of the finest works of art in the present Royal Collection prove to have been acquired by him. The late Dr. Frances Vivian’s biography, the fruit of long years of archival research, re-examines Frederick’s role as an outstanding connoisseur; it also, for the first time, looks in detail at his architectural commissions and his patronage of a wide spectrum of the arts. Dr. Vivian’s study of the prince, the first to be published for many years, covers every significant aspect of his life, including his early years in Hanover, his famously difficult relations with his parents, his own very happy marriage and family life, and his controversial involvement in British politics. Edited for publication by Roger White, this work offers a much fuller and more sympathetic picture of one of Britain’s greatest might-have-beens than has been available until now.

Life of George Dempster, Scottish M. P. of Dunnichen (1732-1818)
1998 0-7734-8386-1
First full-length biography of Dempster, valuable for eighteenth-century political and economic history. During his 28 years in Parliament, Dempster played an active role: he opposed the American War, supported freedom of the press, the younger Pitt's plans for strengthening the national economy and Pitt's attempts to facilitate trade between Britain and Ireland. He supported also the encouragement of industry, fisheries and the building of roads. He was a proprietor (shareholder) and a director of the East India Company, active in debates at East India House. He is chiefly remembered as an improving landlord, striving energetically to introduce the latest agricultural methods.

Life of John Alexander Symington, Bibliographer and Librarian, 1887-1961 a Bookman's Rise and Fall
1995 0-7734-9021-3
This is the first biography of Alex Symington, bibliographer, curator, librarian and bookseller. It draws heavily on unpublished archival sources to create a lively picture of the backstage workings of the British Establishment between the wars.Originally a civil servant, Symington created the magnificent Brotherton Collection of rare books and manuscripts in his spare time, as librarian to the industrialist Lord Brotherton. After an acrimonious five-year dispute between Brotherton's heirs and Leeds University, he was appointed Keeper of the Collection at the University, only to be dismissed after a corruption scandal in 1938. He was similarly forced to resign his curatorship of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth, but went on to edit with T.J. Wise the Shakespeare Head Brontë. In addition, Symington was chairman of a bookselling company. Symington's life is part of the larger story of the decline of the Bookmen. The essential amateur in an increasingly professionalized and academic-dominated world, his tragedy lay in his failure to grasp that the day of the self-taught Bookman was past. Includes 8 photographs.

Life of John Julius Angerstein, 1735-1823
2006 0-7734-5583-3
This is the first full-length biography of John Julius Angerstein, who was a considerable figure in the City of London and far beyond during the period 1770-1820. Born in St. Petersburg, he later moved to London. His exceptional abilities in marine insurance led him to later play a pivotal part in the development of Lloyd’s. With increasing wealth and influence, he supported and founded charities, collected art, and was later a shipowner who raised the long-term finance which helped the British Government fund the Napoleonic Wars. With no successors to carry on his business, his achievements and his friendships with well known figures have been mostly forgotten. It is hoped that this book will reawaken the lost interest in this remarkable figures of late-Georgian England.

Life of Statesman and Industrialist Sir James Sivewright of South Africa, 1848-1916: Builder of Railways, Telegraphs and Waterworks
2010 0-7734-3673-1
This work examines the imperial and republican consequences of the Industrial Revolution and global capitalism on South Africa through the eyes of Sir James Sivewright, advanced telegraphist, adept politician, and successful entrepreneur. This book contains thirteen black and white photographs and ten color photographs.

Life of the Fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781): Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Dutch Courtier, Diplomat and Statesman
2010 0-7734-1300-6
This study presents Rochford’s important and substantial contribution to Britain’s eighteenth century foreign policy in the context of his times while unfolding the interaction between his career and personal life. The study also offers the first detailed account of the domestic work of a British secretary of state before the 1782 division into Foreign and Home offices. This book contains twenty-seven black and white photographs.

Life of the Lord Keeper North by Roger North
1995 0-7734-8972-X
Roger North, author of Life of the Lord Keeper North, has long been familiar to readers of early 18th-century literature. The first edition was published in 1742, after North's death, by his son Montagu North and has been popular throughout the last two centuries. What was not realized, until Mary Chan's recent work on the manuscripts for the Life, is that Montagu's published version was not the work Roger North wrote, but rather a pastiche of several versions, based on the second-to-last. This edition offers the Life as Roger North conceived of it. Assessment of North's place in the history of life-writing based on the evidence of the 1742 version inevitably has misrepresented and underestimated North's achievment. This edition allows a new assessment. North worked out early in the 18th century a "new" form of biographical writing, significant despite its having been largely unknown, requiring us to readjust our "history". North's work is itself a mirror of contemporary concerns with historiography and draws attention particularly to late seventeenth-century notions of historical truth and its presentation.

Life, Thought and Legacy of Cape Verde's Freedom Fighter Amilcar Cabral (1924-1973)
2006 0-7734-5898-0
For most liberation movements, the primary vehicle has historically been an armed struggle. This was true for the American Revolution, and is true for the various independent movements that campaigned against foreign rule in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Seldom has a liberation movement given primacy to theory over military confrontation. Amilcar Cabral was, however, an exception to this rule. While Cabral did not totally eschew armed insurgency, he campaigned fervently to hinge the liberation of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau on philosophical underpinnings. Arguing for what he describes as the “weapon of theory,” Amilcar Cabral, founder of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde and Guinea (PAIGC) and a major figure in the struggle against Portuguese colonial rule in Africa, highlights the pivotal role of culture in national liberation and nation building. This book is the product of a collection of scholars who have come together to interpret, synthesize and give new meaning to the life and philosophy of Amilcar Cabral. While the focus here is on Cabral and his thoughts, the lesson, like all philosophical lessons, is universal and immortal. For any people victimized by oppression, there is an alternative to armed conflict. Cabral informs us that that alternative is “the weapon of theory.”

Liszt the Progressive
2001 0-7734-7565-6
Each essay (presentations at the International Liszt Symposium in Stockholm, by leading scholars and specialists) illuminates aspects of the Symposium’s theme while encompassing Liszt’s evolutionary path from the late middles ages to us. Well-documented revelations about music, the other arts, Liszt’s circle, contemporary and modern historical, social, and political events, the parallel evolution of Liszt’s compositional reception and of the piano, all intertwine within each essay and among them.

Lord Burlington - The Man and His Politics: Questions of Loyalty
1998 0-7734-8367-5
The political opinions of the architect and (apparently) confirmed Whig and supporter of Hanoverian Kings George I and George II, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, have recently become a source of controversy. This well-balanced collection of essays reexamines Lord Burlington's career, and the true nature of Burlington's loyalty. The authors are all experts in their fields, and the final contribution is by Jane Clark, the historian who sparked the original controversy. Her work contains the eagerly-awaited new evidence to support the thesis that Lord Burlington, despite his Whig appearances, was in reality a secret Jacobite. If true, this would be of importance not just to political historians, but to architectural historians as well. There are political essays which explore his direct links with the exiled Jacobite King; cultural essays examining his patronage of artists, architects, writers, and the implications of his own architectural masterpiece, Chiswick House, among others.

Lord Herbert of Chirbury (1582-1648) an Intellectual Biography
1990 0-88946-467-7
Traces the life of Chirbury from birth to death, chronicling the travels, poetry, philosophy, and theology of a now-neglected figure who was well known in his own day and whose books were read and commented on by Descartes, Hobbes, and Comenius.

Lost Sociologists Rediscovered Jane Addams, Walter Benjamin, W. E. B. Dubois, Harriet Martineau, Francis Greenwood Peabody, Pitirim A. Sorokin, Flora Tristan, George E. Vincent, and Beatrice Webb
2002 0-7734-7083-2
Over the years a number of sociologists have been constantly overshadowed, going almost virtually unnoticed by the discipline. The purpose of this work is to resurrect those sociologists by attempting to bring them into the mainstream.

Louis Bromfield, Novelist and Agrarian Reformer. The Forgotten Author
1998 0-7734-8503-1
This biography uses archives at The Ohio State University, records in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as Bromfield's letters to reconstruct his life and career.

Manic-Depressive Dynamics and Dramaturgy in the Life of Graham Greene
2012 0-7734-2559-4
A biography of British writer Graham Greene which concentrates on how his life-long battle with Manic-depression disorder effected his writing.

Margaret Sanger and the Origin of the Birth Control Movement, 1910-1930: The Concept of Women’s Sexual Autonomy
2008 0-7734-5099-8
This study examines the early writing and relationships of activist Margaret Sanger by focusing on the feminist aspect of the birth control movement pertaining to sexual autonomy for women. Sanger’s distinctive philosophy separated her early advocacy for birth control from other women’s movements. This work contributes to the existing body of literature on Sanger by bringing to the forefront both the American and transatlantic social and philosophical influences present in the birth control and feminist debate. This book contains thirteen black and white photographs.

Michel Foucault. An Introduction to the Study of His Thought
1982 0-88946-867-2
A comprehensive survey and introduction to the range of Michel Foucault's thought dealing with philosophy in general, sociology, political science, art, literature, and history in particular.

Mind of Leibniz
2003 0-7734-6893-5
This volume attempts to resolve the century old dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the discovery of the calculus, and also explores both the mind and the life long research of Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, documenting his phenomenal mathematical and philosophical research, as well as the apparent nature and possible origins of genius and human intelligence.

Napoleon and Pozzo Di Borgo in Corsica and After, 1764-1821
1996 0-7734-8853-7
This is the first scholarly study of the intertwined careers in Corsica of Napoleon and his rival, Pozzo di Borgo,and of the feud that followed. It is based on essential and rare primary archival sources. This is the first account of Pozzo di Borgo as the Bonapartes' family lawyer. It provides fresh information on the Bonaparte family's lawsuits. It is based on exhaustive scrutiny of the private Pozzi Di Borgo family papers, particularly the Memoirs of C. A. Pozzo di Borgo, as well as contemporary documents from the Archives Nationales, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Public Record Office, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Corsican Departmental Archives, (and particularly the papers of the Royal Jurisdiction of Ajaccio), and Princeton University Library. What emerges is a portrait of the young Napoleon different from the conventional one, suggesting that he was much less important in Corsica than often portrayed. The outstanding importance of Pozzo di Borgo in Corsican politics and in the expulsion of the Bonapartes from Corsica is clearly established. The last chapter, drawing on the widest ever range of sources, revises the established account of the epochal struggle between Napoleon and Pozzo from 1796 to Napoleon's death, situating it in the context of international relations.

Notables of Harrison County, Ohio
2000 0-7734-7841-8
Biographies of the many notables who were born in or sojourned in Harrison County, from diplomats to film stars, including Clark Gable, George Armstrong Custer, John A. Bingham, and Mary Jobe Akeley.. With many illustrations.

Patriotism in the Work of Joachim du Bellay a Study of the Relationship Between the Poet and France
1993 0-7734-9265-8
This book analyzes the patriotism of the French poet as expressed in the prose and verse produced during his brief career (1549-1560). His prose manifesto La deffence et illustration de la langue françoise and his poetry are considered at length. An Appendix to the book sets the poet's considerable output of public verse against the events which inspired it. A second major focus is the effect of his residency in Rome on the formulation of his patriotism.

Pedagogical Techniques and Methods of Flutist William Montgomery
2006 0-7734-5785-2
This book presents the teaching philosophies, pedagogical approaches, techniques, and methods of flutist William Montgomery. His concept of flute tone production, his philosophy of other aspects of flute playing, and his innovative approach to technical exercise have been documented for use by future generations of flutists. Many of the techniques and ideas he has developed reflect the pedagogical influence of his teachers, Marcel Moyse and William Kincaid. Montgomery, however, has developed his own approach to technical exercises, and frequently employs special or alternate and sensitive fingerings in his pedagogy.

Presenting the philosophies and methods of Marcel Moyse and William Kincaid demonstrates the continuities and establishes the innovations of William Montgomery’s pedagogy. Examining the methods for teaching tone production and vibrato, articulation, finger technique, musical expression and interpretation of both Moyse and Kincaid establishes a foundation from which to compare Montgomery’s methods and philosophies.

Plays of Eva Gore-Booth
1991 0-7734-9912-1
Eva Gore-Booth, active feminist and pacifist, and sister of the Irish rebel leader Constance Markievicz, published at least nineteen volumes of poems, plays, and prose during her lifetime. Included under this title are all five of Gore-Booth's plays; well-wrought, actable dramas drawing at times on the same materials Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, and AE molded into Ireland's literary renaissance. Supplemented by introductions, a bibliography, and appendices including relevant notes from the 1929 Poems, materials from a rare 1916 edited version of a longer play, and a chronology.

Political Career of Thomas Wriothesley, First Earl of Southampton 1505-1550 and Henry V I I I ’s Last Chancellor
2001 0-7734-7415-3
Thomas Wriothesley was a pivotal figure in the political and religious upheavals of the 1530s and 1540s, yet to date his role has not been considered in any depth. This work rectifies that deficiency, and in the process illuminates further the workings of mid-Tudor government and politics. Wriothesley worked with both Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, carried out Cromwell’s plans for the re-organisation of the privy council and other administrative offices, had a hand in the monastic dissolution and in the suppression of the Pilgrimage of Grace. For the rest of Henry’s reign, Wriothesley was the conduit through which the king’s wishes were made known. He held the office of lord chancellor into the reign of Edward

Political Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
2003 0-7734-6812-9
In addition to relevant biographical information and a careful contextualization, this study analyzes in depth the conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and ideological issues as they relate to Kwame Nkrumah’s political thought and legacy.

Portraits of One Hundred Catholic Women of Maine
2012 0-7734-3914-5
In a narrative that covers these women who shaped history from the colonial era down to the present day, the author focuses on those who were influential among the Native Americans as well as among the immigrants, including those of French, Irish, Italian, and other backgrounds who helped shape business, education, health care, and even religion itself. Of particular relevance were the Sisters of Mercy who did so much to develop hospitals, orphanages, and schools in the Pine Tree State.

Priesthoods and Apostasies of Pierce Connelly a Study of Victorian Conversion and Anti- Catholicism
1986 0-88946-662-9
The first biography of Pierce Connelly (1804-1883), whose life illustrated various 19th-century themes of what the author calls "Anglo-American religious warfare," most notably the role played by several apostate priests, but primarily Connelly, in Victorian spiritual warfare.

Private Reflections and Opinions of W. H. Hudson (1841-1922), the First Literary Environmentalist
2008 0-7734-5021-1
This work brings together a carefully categorized and thoroughly indexed consolidation of W.H. Hudson’s statements. This book contains three black and white photographs.

Radical Politicians and Poets in Early Victorian Britain the Voices of Six Chartist Leaders
1994 0-7734-9126-0
Examines the careers of six Chartist leaders: George White, George Binns, Robert Peddie, Charles Clarke, Thomas Clark and Samuel Kydd. These men came from different regions and represented contrasting approaches and strands within the Chartist movement. Both Peddie and Binns were poets and songwriters, and the work they produced and audiences they reached are important subjects investigated here. The stories of Clark and Kydd are recovered. This book says much that is new about such topics as the work of Chartist missionaries, the events of 1842 and 1848, the Chartist response to the Anti-Corn Law League, the Complete Suffrage Union and the National Parliamentary and Financial Reform Association, the Land Plan, Chartist prison experiences, and later careers of the Chartists.

Ralph, First Duke of Montagu, 1638-1709
1986 0-88946-452-9
The first modern biography of Ralph Montagu. Particular focus is placed on his role as ambassador to the court of Louis XIV of France during the reign of Charles II, on his activities related to the Treaty of Dover (1670), on his motives in the impeachment of Danby, and on his contribution to the formation of the Whig Party. Contains several previously unpublished letters and plates.

Record of Samuel Pepys' Financial Accounts, 1660-1669
2006 0-7734-5486-1
Although literary scholars and textual editors have set forth general and accurate conclusions relative to the financial rise and ultimate worth of the seventeenth-century English diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1704), those seemingly mundane details tend to become lost in the most glamorous activities mirrored in the period of his diary (from January 1660 through May 1669). Readers initially attach their interests to Pepys’ contacts with the upper echelons of Restoration Court society, his abilities as a government administrator, his sexual drive, his deep interests in music and science, and his dedication to books and to learning. Nonetheless, the world of Samuel Pepys focuses upon his drive to accumulate wealth; money fuels his progress through professional and social contacts and activities. To understand the world of Samuel Pepys – to understand the eight and one-half years of his recorded professional and social experiences – one needs to examine a full ledger of Pepys’ receipts and expenditures. The specifics of how Pepys, as a bureaucrat in the Naval Office, received money reflect the abilities of an ambitious member of the seventeenth-century London upper middle class to accumulate affluence and influence. Wages, commissions, gifts and gratuities, investments, interest from loans, and even liberal dashes of traditional under-the-table arrangements – all of these prove instruments contributing to the economic and social rise of Samuel Pepys. On the other side of the ledger stand records of expenses for food, drink, lodging, transportation, servants; costs for clothes, books, scientific and musical instruments, furniture, art work, the theatre, and family support. All of these items reveal the cost of life and enjoyment in London during the years immediately following the restoration of the English monarchy. In the end, the prices for articles and services, as well as the names of the same, differ considerably from those experienced by members of the present age; but, the needs of individuals, as well as the reasons for accumulating and spending money, have not changed. Thus, the financial records of Samuel Pepys remain relevant.

Reenacting Galileo’s Experiments: Rediscovering the Techniques of Seventeenth-Century Science
2008 0-7734-5018-1
This book explores the innovative methodology—experimental philosophy of Galileo. The author’s own methodology consists of identifying frameworks of dependencies that bond texts within broader traditions and in articulating the consequences of assumptions in rendering texts meaningful to historical actors.

In addition to the text of this book, readers are invited to consult the corresponding website of the Experimental History and Philosophy of Science Research Unit at the University of Pittsburgh (www.exphps.org).
This website contains a series of videos illustrating some recently performed reconstructions of Galileo’s experiments and a 68 page-long report of the team’s reenactment of them.

Revisiting the Legacy of Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) American Author and Social Reformer Uncollected and Unpublished Writings, Scholarly Perspectives for a New Millennium
2002 0-7734-7105-7


Revolution by Reason and Other Essays
1997 0-7734-8429-9
This book examines the ideas of the late Sir Oswald Mosley: British politician and philosopher who became the youngest Member of Parliament and the only Minister ever to resign from office over the question of unemployment. Mosley spent a lifetime advocating systems based on enterprise, initiative and incentive as the best way to create wealth. But he always stressed the necessity for social controls to ensure the bounds of fairness were not breached, and he opposed large-scale international trade. This latter, he believed, led always to mass unemployment in the West as financiers switched investment to cheap-labor Third World countries in order to undercut the markets of advanced nations. For six decades Mosley argued for alternative policies. British Cabinet Minister Richard Crossman wrote: 'Mosley was spurned by Whitehall, Fleet Street . . . and Westminster simply and solely because he was right.' This book of Mosley's essays contains ideas that challenge the accepted wisdom of contemporary economic thought and form the basis of new systems for the future.

Robert Needham Cust, 1821-1909 a Personal Biography
1987 0-88946-456-1
Provides an in-depth characterization of one family that both benefitted and suffered from the British-Indian connection. The volume makes a salutary contribution to Victorian biography and to intellectual history. Includes photographs, illustrations, bibliography, and index.

Role of Ireland in the Life of Leopold Von Ranke (1795-1886)
2007 0-7734-5326-1
This book investigates Leopold von Ranke’s concept of objectivity by looking at his private life and how it influenced his historical writing, primarily in regards to his marriage, examining his treatment of Irish history as contrasted with his account of English history. His wedding to Clarissa Graves, an Irish woman, in 1843 not only changed his whole life, it also influenced the writing of his books. Hundreds of spontaneous letters of Clarissa to her relatives in England and Ireland contain details of contacts, meetings, information on documents that were copied in archives, descriptions of research trips, and meetings with statesmen which reveal how Ranke worked, collected his material, and eventually composed his books.

Sabine Baring- Gould (1834-1924) Beyond the Christian Soldier: A Critical Biography
2016 1-4955-0470-0
The name Sabine Baring-Gould resides in the memories of relatively few persons who specialize in English hymnody and in the general areas of Victorian and Edwardian literature. Those few might connect the name with the text of the once-classic congregational hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers,” but the odds against that association have increased significantly. Those persons, as well as the elderly churchgoers, undoubtedly have never given thought to the fact that the literary reputation of Baring Gould formerly extended far beyond a single congregational hymn.


Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982. A Memoir and Biography of the Science Fiction Writer
1995 0-7734-9137-6
Anne Dick, married to science fiction writer Philip K. Dick from 1959-1965, researched and completed this, the first biography of his life, in the mid '80s. Since then, two biographies of Dick have been published, both depending heavily on Anne's original research and manuscript. This makes available for the first time the original manuscript from which so much information was taken. She gives a wonderfully vivid and sensitive account, portraying him as person and artist, giving insights into his work habits as well as the sources and inspirations of many of his stories. The author provides many important facts about the circumstances in which the novels were written. In her account, Philip Dick emerges as neither saint nor madman, but a flawed human being capable of great error but possessed of even greater passions.

Selected Correspondence (1911-1946) of Karl Mannheim, Scientist, Philosopher and Sociologist
2003 0-7734-6837-4
Karl Mannheim (1893-1974) left his native Hungary in 1919. he lived in Germany and Great Britain, and became a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, later of the University of London. He was an outstanding scientist, philosopher, and sociologist. This book, selections of nearly 300 letters (professional, personal, cultural), show the wide range of European and American thought. They include Mannheim’s dealings with Georg Lukács, Oscar Jászi, Michael Polanyi, Alfred Weber, Leopold von Wiese, Paul Tillich, Siegfried Kracauer, Emil Lederer, Harold Laski, Morris Ginsberg, Herbert Read, Louis Wirth, Edward Shils, and other major figures. The letters originally written in Hungarian and German have been translated into English. This book will interest researchers in philosophy, sociology, and the humanities.

Shakespeare as a Challenge for Literary Biography. A History of Biographies of Shakespeare Since 1898
2009 0-7734-4732-6
Argues that, despite the quantity of writing and record searching, Shakespearean biographies remain curiously unsatisfactory, even contradictory.

Sidney Godolphin, Lord Treasurer, 1702-1710
1990 0-88946-469-3
Concentrates specifically on Godolphin's administration in the reign of Queen Anne, investigating the Lord Treasurer's problems in managing England's finances during this time and his solutions. Demonstrates that Godolphin was the first modern prime minister.

Sir John Dodderidge Celebrated Barrister of Britain, 1555-1628
1992 0-7734-9888-5
This is a study of an important legal figure during the reign of James I, who was also interested in American colonization and is well-described in the book. Dodderidge had important communications with Queen Anne, Prince Henry, James I, Sir Walter Raleigh and others. Since Dodderidge was connected all his life with legal decisions about Virginia, he represented a firm link between England and America. He served on the King's Bench until his death and was highly regarded by other judges in Sir Edward Coke's time.

Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611-1669), Adventurer, Polymath, and Translator of Rabelais
1993 0-7734-9269-0
This first full-length study of the man and his work discusses all Urquhart's writings in detail, giving numerous quotations to let him speak for himself. Along with biographical information, there is detailed examination of his epigrams, his historical material, his universal language scheme, and his translation of Rabelais. In his Foreword, Professor J. B. Trapp, Director of the Warburg Institute at London University, writes, "It is Dr. Craik's great merit to have mastered every aspect of the experience, the thought, and the writings of an extraordinary man."

Sir William Petty, 1623 - 1687
2007 0-7734-5368-7
This study portrays the life and times of Sir William Petty (1623-1687), a seventeenth-century physician who was intimately involved in the English colonial project. Born into a family of modest means in the county of Hampshire, Petty, after training in medicine on the continent, received his degree at Oxford before undertaking various business endeavors in Ireland that would raise him above his humble roots. By virtue of his education, religion, and political connections, Petty was in every sense a member of the elite, mingling with the likes of Christopher Wren, Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, Robert Hooke, John Aubrey, two of the Stuart kings, and other luminaries of his age. In his long life Petty experienced the episodes of intellectual, social and political ferment which made the seventeenth century a fascinating era.

Story of a Gandhian Educator: Interviews with Narayan Desai
1997 0-7734-8543-0
The first part of this volume consists of transcripts of an interview held in 1978. A second interview in 1995 brings the story up to date. The second part of the volume, excerpts of his intimate memories of Gandhi, gives glimpses of his unusual childhood and adolescence in Gandhi's ashrams. In the third and fourth parts are collected materials from his writings that reveal Narayan's thoughts, reveal him as a nonviolent trainer, and provide two breathtaking accounts of his adventures: an encounter with a rogue elephant, and an air-crash. A glossary of Indian terms, prepared by Narayan himself, the list of books written by him, and the index will be of interest to scholars.

Study of George MacDonald and the Image of Woman
2000 0-7734-7761-6
Examines the theory that MacDonald wrote his fantasies out of his private inner world, in an attempt to solve the problems of identity left him by his mother who died while he was very young, problems which pursued him through life. Throughout his work is found a perplexity about the figure of woman. On the one hand the image of woman is a source of great inspiration, as with the old woman spinning the thread of life in the Curdie stories, or in the image of idealised naked women in Phantastes. The study throws light on the association in the human mind between woman and death. He searches behind the religious impulses of MacDonald to try to find the psychological quest which the writer was trying to perform.

Study of the Works and Reputation of John Aubrey (1626-1697) with emphasis on His Brief Lives
1992 0-7734-9861-3
This monograph evaluates Aubrey's intellectual temper and accomplishments, and measures his posthumous reputation against that evaluation. His non-biographical works are studied against their contemporary background, and Brief Lives is critically examined and compared with other biographies of the seventeenth century. Assesses him as combining the modern scientific view of the mid-seventeenth century with the superstition of the Medieval and Renaissance past.

Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in the Novels of Lindsey Collen (1948- ), Mauritian Social Activist and Writer
2010 0-7734-1428-2
This book is the first full-length study of the literary output of South African-born, Mauritian-based novelist, Lindsey Collen. This study tackles these aspects of her writing from a cultural studies standpoint, encompassing both a socio-anthropological reading that identifies the creative energies that forge new connections and a literary analysis of the metaficitional potential of her novels as vehicles for the reassessment of social, cultural and historical conventions.

Thomas Macklin (1752-1800), Picture - Publisher and Patron: Creator of the Macklin Bible (1791-1800)
2016 1-4955-0453-0
This critical study of one of the most successful engravers, printseller, and publishers of the late-18th century, Thomas Macklin, fills a lacuna of information about this major figure in book culture of the 18th Century. Because very little has been said or written about Macklin, this work is a significant contribution to scholarship in this field and essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in this period of history.



Thomas Twining's Letters: The Record of a Tranquil Life Vol I & II
1991 0-7734-9789-7
Twining belonged to a prominent family of London tea-merchants, but after a short period in the family business decided he was more suited to the life of a scholar and clergyman. He kept in touch with the musical and intellectual life of the capital. The letters published here convey a vivid picture of life in late 18th century England seen through the eyes of a kindly, scholarly, and broad-minded man.

Walking with W.H. Hudson Through the English Landscape. The Home Country of the World’s First Literary Environmentalist
2008 0-7734-5172-2
Presents a comprehensively dated and authoritative account of all of William Henry Hudson’s English travels, not only of his many “rambles’ while gathering the subject material for his books, but also those of a more personal nature. This book has twenty-two black and white photographs.

Walter Francis Dillingham, 1875-1963. Hawaiian Entrepreneur and Statesman
1996 0-7734-8793-X
This biography describes the career of a key figure during the years of the Territory of Hawaii, adding significantly to the incomplete history of Hawaii in the first half of the 20th century. Dillingham's accomplishments had a profound effect upon the development and growth of the territory. He and his Hawaiian Dredging Company changed greatly the shoreline of Honolulu, and helped shape the character of the city. Dillingham played a key role in the creation of Pearl Harbor as the Navy's major mid-Pacific naval base. His company was in integral factor in building naval airbases throughout the Pacific prior to and during WWII. He inherited the presidency of the Oahu Railway and Land Company from his father, and the railroad remained central to the island's transportation system for 30 years, furthering the expansion of sugar and pineapple plantations on Oahu. Given their major position in island society, he was able to entertain key national figures, helping influence mainland decisions affecting the future of the islands. Both Honolulu and Washington political leaders listened to him regarding important policy matters. In his later years, he stood against communism, the growing influence of labor unions in the islands, and opposed the idea of statehood. This biography depicts in particular his leading role in island and national affairs over a span of forty years.

We Walk Under Escort. Stories From Prison Camp Life
1999 0-7734-3208-6
In 1949 the young scholar was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison camp on the charge of “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda .” In 1979 he was fired from the Academy’s Institute for Oriental Studies after KGB made a search in his private apartment confiscating “anti-Soviet literature .” Prison camp stories and sketches by I.M. Filshtinskii, unified by the author’s personality and destiny, explain prison camp life in a completely new light, different from all the literature on the subject up to now. The natural curiosity which allowed him to survive under inhuman conditions, has helped him to depict the prison camp as a “necessary component, base of the system…”

In Russian

William Arnot Mather, American Missionary to China and Richard Burroughs Mather, Professor of Chinese. The Biography and Autobiography of a Father and Son
2010 0-7734-1314-6
This double biography presents the multi-generational and cross-cultural impact of the missionary William Arnot Mather. William Mather who developed an ingenious system of transcribing the Scriptures into Chinese phonetic script spent his last years completing his phonetic Bible dictionary. Richard Mather expressed his own profound respect for China and commitment to promoting language and cultural literacy by pursuing another kind of missionary work: pioneering Chinese studies at the University of Minnesota. For nearly four decades, Richard made generations of grateful students “China

William Blake’s Conversations. A Compilation, Concordance, and Rhetorical Analysis
2008 0-7734-4848-9
Dedicated to the analysis of William Blake’s conversations, this study examines how the poet’s pronunciation and dialect influence the full or partial consonance of his rhymes.

William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelly, and Their Offspring, Victor Frankenstein: A Family of Rebels
2016 1-4955-0452-2
“The book specifically focuses on how members of this “family of rebels” influenced one another and became leading figures who played a very important role in society as visionary intellectuals…Drawing on insights offered by psychoanalytic critics, the writer shows how the rebellious streak runs in the family and shapes their artistic creations.”
-Associate Prof. Övgü Tüzün,
Bahçeşehir University, Turkey




William James Durant. An Intellectual Biography
1991 0-88946-596-7
The first critical examination of the philosophical and historical works of William James Durant. Traces his early intellectual development in college and seminary, his eventual rejection of Catholicism, and his studies under John Dewey at Columbia University. Examines The Story of Philosophy and The Story of Civilization, with a discussion of the critical reception to these works. Outlines Durant's political philosophy, his rethinking of his early socialist convictions, and his attempt to outline a program of reform in Depression-era America. Concludes with a reappraisal of his life and work.

William Lord Herbert of Pembroke (c. 1507-1570)
1988 0-88946-458-8
Political biography of Tudor courtier-councilor William Herbert which reveals a different portrait of the man than earlier antiquarian accounts. The author posits that Sir William was a successful politician and politique who was as mindful of his personal interests as of those of his country.

William Montgomery Brown (1855-1937)
2007 0-7734-5471-3
This study focuses on the background, life and personality of Episcopal Bishop William Montgomery Brown to explain why he became a materialist and a communist. Born to poor but industrious parents near Orrville, Ohio in 1855, he pursued the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church. Following the publication of his The Church for Americans in 1895, he was chosen as the episcopal successor to the Rt. Rev. Henry Niles Pierce, Bishop of Arkansas. He went on to write some works which proved controversial, causing friction within and outside of his diocese, leading him to move back to his native Ohio where, following a crisis of faith, he became a materialist and communist. Then, following the publication of his Communism and Christianism: Banish Gods from Skies and Capitalists from Earth!, he was tried for heresy and deposed in 1925. He spent the remaining years of his life advancing communism and advocating a symbolic, non-supernatural Christianity, up until his death in 1937.

Women Contesting the Mainstream Discourses of the Art World
2004 0-7734-6249-X
A neglected area of publishing in the visual arts is that of women’s perceptions and strategies for sustaining their careers as artists. This book reports on research which investigated the formative life experiences of nine women and how they perceived their positions as students, artists, art teachers and family members in relation to the discourses dominant in their lives. The study aimed to identify new discursive practices undertaken by the women to contest their positioning. It used feminist poststructuralist methodology that acknowledged the notion of constitution and positioning of the subject in discourse. This innovative methodology is valuable for researchers in a range of disciplines not only in studying careers of women but also other marginalised groups. Because of the reliance on the women’s voices, the text contributes rich pictures of women’s lives and their attempts to negotiate their careers in workplaces they described as “battle grounds”. Consequently the text has a wider appeal to readers interested in women’s careers and art practice. Obstacles to careers reported in the literature were confirmed by the experiences of the women who were able to challenge and restructure constraining discourses. They utilised a range of strategies to negotiate obstacles and, based on the women’s experiences and the literature, the author is then able to propose further possible strategies.