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  • The Patrician Tribuneby W. Jeffrey Tatum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Publius Clodius Pulcher was a prominent political figure during the last years of the Roman Republic. Born into an illustrious patrician family, his early career was sullied by military failures and especially by the scandal that resulted from his allegedly disguising himself as a woman in order to sneak into a forbidden religious ceremony in the hope... more...

  • The First Naziby Will Brownell; Denise Drace-Brownell; Alex Rovt

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 29.99

    [T]he authors deliver a chilling, well-researched biography that opens a whole new window on the world wars and the German psyche at the time.?Kirkus A brilliant tactician and an abysmally poor politician and strategist, Ludendorff summed up the strengths and weaknesses of the German General Staff. His is a fascinating story of talent, discipline,... more...

  • Lafayette in Two Worldsby Lloyd S. Kramer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830-31. Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide-ranging influence of Lafayette's public and personal... more...

  • Stories from Suburban Roadby Thomas Hungerford

    Fremantle Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    T.A.G. Hungerford?s highly acclaimed, bestselling autobiographical short stories recount his childhood in semi-rural suburbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bird-nesting and school days, crabbing and swimming in the Swan River, Chinese market gardens and the old corner store are all brought to life through the eyes of an inquisitive, adventurous boy.ABOUT... more...

  • The Times of My Life and My Life with The Timesby Max Frankel

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    Since 1949, when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel began to write for The New York Times, readers have looked to his work as a lens through which they could witness America's role in a rapidly changing world. In this vivid and unforgettable memoir, Frankel chronicles the times of his extraordinary life as he experienced them...within... more...

  • The Great Impostorby Robert Crichton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 7.39

    The fantastic lives and careers of Ferdinand Waldo Demara make a fantastic irony of the platitude that truth is stranger than fiction. For with Ferdinand Demara, truth is fiction. Demara wanted to be a hero, to lead an epic life dedicated to the benefit of others, and to gain adulation for himself, and he did all those things by lying to others... more...

  • Karl Polanyiby Gareth Dale

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    Karl Polanyi (18861964) was one of the twentieth century?s most original interpreters of the market economy. His penetrating analysis of globalization?s disruptions and the Great Depression?s underlying causes still serves as an effective counterargument to free market fundamentalism. In this first full biography of the intellectual?s life and work,... more...

  • A. E. Housmanby Martin Blocksidge

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    A.E. Housman's poetry (especially A Shropshire Lad) remains well-known, widely read and often quoted. However, Housman did not view himself as a professional poet, always making quite clear that his 'proper job' was as a Professor of Latin. Housman's fame as a poet has often obscured the fact that he was the leading British classical scholar of his... more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Ohio Historyby Susan Sawyer

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Each volume in this series features fifteen to twenty short biographies of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of a given city, state, or region of the U.S. The villainous, the misguided, and the misunderstood all get their due in these entertaining yet... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Clydesdale Press 2016; US$ 0.99

    Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication, they changed literature forever. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking... more...