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Saffron "Modernity" in India
Narendra Modi and his Experiment with Gujarat
In 2012 Narendra Modi became the first Hindu nationalist politician to be elected three times to the helm of one of the states of the Indian Union, his stewardship as chief minister of Gujarat being the longest incumbency in the state's history. Modi...
The definitive biography of a radical activist and intellectual.
Max Eastman (1883-1969) was a prolific writer, radical, and public intellectual who helped shape the twentieth century. While researching this masterful work, acclaimed biographer Chri...
One Day a Year
ISBN: HB: 9780857424273,
During a 1960 interview, East German writer Christa Wolf was asked a curious question: would she describe in detail what she did on September 27th Fascinated by considering the significance of a single day over many years, Wolf began keeping a detail...
A Portrait in Four Sittings
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), whose bicentennial coincided with the momentous events occurring in Ukraine in 2014, is almost universally acclaimed as the father of the modern Ukrainian nation and the icon of its cultural and political resurgence. Des...
The Religious Life of a Founding Father
A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin's faith.
Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson....
The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ISBN: PB: 9780300227123,
ISBN: HB: 9780300204551,
Yale University Press
15.6x23.5 cm, 42 black&white illus.
The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws' reputations are so weighted with legend and myth, the truth of their live...
"Picturing Emerson" reproduces and explores the background of all known images of Ralph Waldo Emerson created from life, including drawings, paintings, silhouettes, sculptures, and photographs. The book provides dates for these images; information ab...
Henry David Thoreau
"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live". That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small...
Man and His Presidents
The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.
A new understanding of the man who changed the face of American politics.
William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Fe...