The Complete Bolivian Diaries of Che Guevara and Other Captured Documents People AZ G Guevara Che Daniel James Cooper Square Press

If you are caught up with the Che Guevara affair, this book will fascinate and probably disturb you. (The Economist ) No amount of scandal or intrigue will tarnish Che Guevara’s Bolivian diaries or prevent them from being read as one of the most transcendent documents of our time. More than simple war journals, they […]

Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation WileyBlackwell 1 edition Waldemar Heckel

This source book presents new translations of the most important ancient writings on the life and legacy of Alexander the Great. Provides comprehensive coverage of Alexander, from his family background to his military conquests, death and legacy. Includes substantial extracts of texts written by historians, geographers, biographers and military writers.A general introduction and introductions to […]

Thurgood Marshall: His Speeches Writings Arguments Opinions and Reminiscences Lawrence Hill Books Mark V. Tushnet

Much has been written about Thurgood Marshall, but this is the first book to collect his own words. Here are briefs he filed as a lawyer, oral arguments for the landmark school desegregation cases, investigative reports on race riots and racism in the Army, speeches and articles outlining the history of civil rights and criticizing […]

Machiavelli’s God Princeton University Press Maurizio Viroli

To many readers of The Prince, Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli’s God, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world’s leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought it was crucial […]

Rough Magic: A Biography of Sylvia Plath People AZ P Plath Sylvia Paul Alexander Viking Adult 1st 1st Print edition

Nearly 30 years after Plath’s (1932-1963) suicide, her troubled life proves to be fertile ground for biographers, as witness this work by Alexander (editor of Ariel Ascending ), which may be the most objective portrayal yet of the controversial American poet. Choosing to write Plath’s life without the consent and probable constraints of the estate, […]

The Long Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians People AZ J Jackson Andrew Anthony F. C. Wallace Hill and Wang

Wallace, who won a Bancroft Prize in 1978 for Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village , turns to Native American history in this retelling of the story of the Trail of Tears. This refers to the forced removal in the 1830s of thousands of Indians, particularly the Cherokee and the Choctaw, from the American […]

Anne Frank: The Book The Life The Afterlife People AZ F Frank Anne Francine Prose Harper Perennial Reprint edition

In considering the iconic diary of Anne Frank, prolific novelist and critic Prose (Reading Like a Writer), praises the young writer’s fresh narrative voice, characterizations, sense of pacing and ear for dialogue. Prose calls her a literary genius whose diary was a consciously crafted work of literature rather than the spontaneous outpourings of a teenager, […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Journey to the South of France Stewart Tabori & Chang Roy Moore

The authors have taken the same route that Thomas Jefferson followed in 1787, recording on photographs the images and scenes he viewed some 200 years earlier. These are complemented with excerpts from his notes and letters.’ This is no ordinary coffee-table book. It combines all the luscious photographs one would expect along with features that […]

The Presidency of Richard Nixon ) University Press of Kansas Melvin Small

Twenty-five years after Richard Nixon resigned from office, his legacy remains shrouded in controversy. His was a complex, inconsistent, and even contradictory presidency, clouded by the man’s personality and political practices and played out during one of America’s most turbulent eras. Melvin Small now draws on the latest archival releases to take a fresh look […]

Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency Scribner 1st edition Peter G. Bourne

An intimate biography of the thirty-ninth president explores the life, presidency, and post-presidential years of Jimmy Carter in light of the South and its deep feeling of inferiority and its equally deep Christianity. 45,000 first printing. Tour. A perfect amount of time has elapsed for beginning a proper historical understanding of Jimmy Carter–enough to allow […]