In this text, the author aims to present a cultural biography of the first woman. She traces the evolution of Eve's bad reputation, drawing on myth and folk tale, and puts the spotlight on women's sexuality.
For nearly a decade Ralph Bunche, United Nations Under-Secretary, was the most celebrated contemporary African American, both domestically and internationally, but today he is virtually forgotten. This biography sets out to recapture the essence of his service to America and the world.
Thomas Hutchinson, Governor of Massachusetts, was despised for being ardently loyal to the Crown in the days leading up to the American Revolution. This biography traces his decline from respected member of Boston's governing class to leading object of America's revolutionary hostility.
Kennedy scholars and younger historians go beyond the Camelot and counter-Camelot stereotypes of JFK, drawing on recently declassified documents. They examine key issues of the Kennedy administration, including Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the space race, trade policy, and Kennedy's extramari
Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism
A biography of Savitri Devi (1905-1982), the unusual woman who believed Hitler was an avatar and attempted to combine Hinduism and anti-Semitism. The author discusses Devi's denial of the Holocaust, her appeal to neo-Nazis, and the relationship of her beliefs to animal rights, social Darwinism, and
Careful not to endow the Revolutionary generation with mythical proportions of virtue, the author shows how Arnold suffered because of his lack of political savvy in dealing with those who attacked his honor and reputation. He traces Arnold's life from his difficult childhood through his grueling w
Race, Reaction, and the Paranoid Style in American Politics
Offering a critical analysis of Louis Farrakhan's ascent to national influence, the author argues that the minister's rise to prominence is a function of race and reaction in contemporary America. He probes the origins and significance of Farrakhan in American politics.
Brave, humane, and generous ...still he was only a brave, humane, and generous rebel; curse on his virtues, they've undone this country. --Member of British Parliament Lord North, upon hearing of General Richard Montgomery's death in battle against the British At 3 a.m. on December 31, 1775, a band of desperate men stumbled through a raging ......
The Life, Contributions, and Influence of Sir William Jones (1746-1794)
Sir William Jones was a brilliant and engaged man of letters and law closely involved with significant figures of Great Britain, America and India during the American Revolution and the early days of the Raj. He essentially introduced the Western world to Oriental peoples and cultures. This title explores the life and mind of Sir William Jones.