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Biography & Autobiography

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1. Cover image for 'A Player and a Gentleman'
The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor
Edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs

Recaptures antebellum history by tracing the journey of actor and prodigious journal-keeper Harry Watkins

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1. Cover image for 'A Player and a Gentleman'
The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor
Edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs

Recaptures antebellum history by tracing the journey of actor and prodigious journal-keeper Harry Watkins

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Web 2018 Open Access Available Read Online
2. Cover image for 'Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption'
E. Wayne Carp

One woman’s tireless crusade for better understanding and social justice for adopted people

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E. Wayne Carp

One woman’s tireless crusade for better understanding and social justice for adopted people

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3. Cover image for 'James Jesse Strang'
The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King
Don Faber
The extraordinary life of one of the Mormon church’s early leaders
 
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The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King
Don Faber
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4. Cover image for 'Counting the Tiger's Teeth'
An African Teenager's Story
Toyin Falola
A preeminent historian’s memoir of the first peasant rebellion in postcolonial Nigeria
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4. Cover image for 'Counting the Tiger's Teeth'
An African Teenager's Story
Toyin Falola
A preeminent historian’s memoir of the first peasant rebellion in postcolonial Nigeria
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4. Cover image for 'Counting the Tiger's Teeth'
An African Teenager's Story
Toyin Falola
A preeminent historian’s memoir of the first peasant rebellion in postcolonial Nigeria
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5. Cover image for 'Hammarskjöld'
A Life
Roger Lipsey

The definitive biography of Dag Hammarskjöld

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5. Cover image for 'Hammarskjöld'
A Life
Roger Lipsey
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6. Cover image for 'It All Began in Nuremberg'
Between History and Memory
Rita Thalmann
A new translation of Rita Thalmann’s impactful memoir detailing her personal witness of Nazism and the Holocaust

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6. Cover image for 'It All Began in Nuremberg'
Between History and Memory
Rita Thalmann
A new translation of Rita Thalmann’s impactful memoir detailing her personal witness of Nazism and the Holocaust

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7. Cover image for 'The Martian's Daughter'
A Memoir
Marina von Neumann Whitman
The memoir of Marina von Neumann Whitman
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7. Cover image for 'The Martian's Daughter'
A Memoir
Marina von Neumann Whitman
The memoir of Marina von Neumann Whitman
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7. Cover image for 'The Martian's Daughter'
A Memoir
Marina von Neumann Whitman
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8. Cover image for 'Gerald R. Ford'
An Honorable Life
James Cannon

A comprehensive narrative account of the life and presidency of Gerald Ford written by one of his closest advisers

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An Honorable Life
James Cannon
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9. Cover image for 'Paul Robeson and the Cold War Performance Complex'
Race, Madness, Activism
Tony Perucci
Two key performances by Paul Robeson shed light on the Cold War era
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Race, Madness, Activism
Tony Perucci
Two key performances by Paul Robeson shed light on the Cold War era
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10. Cover image for 'Elly Peterson'
"Mother" of the Moderates
Sara Fitzgerald
The life and political history of a woman who broke gender barriers in the Republican party—and later threw her support to a Democrat
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"Mother" of the Moderates
Sara Fitzgerald
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11. Cover image for 'Citizen Rauh'
An American Liberal's Life in Law and Politics
Michael E. Parrish

The first published biography of a key figure in 20th-century American liberalism

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Paper 2011 $31.95 Available Add Paper for "Citizen Rauh" to Cart
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An American Liberal's Life in Law and Politics
Michael E. Parrish

The first published biography of a key figure in 20th century American liberalism

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Paper 2011 $31.95 Available Add Paper for "Citizen Rauh" to Cart
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12. Cover image for 'Lost Eagles'
One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars
Blaine Pardoe
The first biography of the man who created the way we look for airmen downed in combat behind enemy lines
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One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars
Blaine Pardoe
The first biography of the man who created the way we look for airmen downed in combat behind enemy lines
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13. Cover image for 'Martin Luther King'
Godfrey Hodgson
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Godfrey Hodgson
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14. Cover image for 'Moisture of the Earth'
Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist
Fran Leeper Buss, Editor

A voice from the margins that refuses to be silenced

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14. Cover image for 'Moisture of the Earth'
Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist
Fran Leeper Buss, Editor

A voice from the margins that refuses to be silenced

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15. Cover image for 'Philadelphia Freedom'
Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer
David Kairys

The gripping story of the life and education of one of America's most innovative and idealistic lawyers

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15. Cover image for 'Philadelphia Freedom'
Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer
David Kairys

The gripping story of the life and education of one of America's most innovative and idealistic lawyers

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15. Cover image for 'Philadelphia Freedom'
Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer
David Kairys

The gripping story of the life and education of one of America's most innovative and idealistic lawyers

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15. Cover image for 'Philadelphia Freedom'
Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer
David Kairys
The gripping story of the life and education of one of America's most innovative and idealistic lawyers
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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Philadelphia Freedom" to Cart
Hardcover 2008 $94.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Philadelphia Freedom" to Cart
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16. Cover image for 'Billy Durant'
Creator of General Motors
Lawrence R. Gustin
A new edition of the classic book on the flamboyant genius who helped lead America into the automobile age
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Paper 2008 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "Billy Durant" to Cart
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16. Cover image for 'Billy Durant'
Creator of General Motors
Lawrence R. Gustin
A new edition of the classic book on the flamboyant genius who helped lead America into the automobile age
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Paper 2008 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "Billy Durant" to Cart
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17. Cover image for 'Let Me Live'
Angelo Herndon
The passionate prison autobiography of Angelo Herndon, Communist union organizer of the 1930s
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Paper 2006 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Let Me Live" to Cart
18. Cover image for 'Soapy'
A Biography of G. Mennen Williams
1st Edition
Thomas J. Noer
The first complete biography of G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, former governor of Michigan
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Paper 2006 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Soapy" to Cart
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A Biography of G. Mennen Williams
Thomas J. Noer
The first complete biography of G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, former governor of Michigan
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Paper 2006 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Soapy" to Cart
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19. Cover image for 'The Great Justices, 1941-54'
Black, Douglas, Frankfurter, and Jackson in Chambers
William Domnarski
An illuminating look at how the egos and ambitions of four celebrated Supreme Court justices affected their thinking on issues that still resonate today
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19. Cover image for 'The Great Justices, 1941-54'
Black, Douglas, Frankfurter, and Jackson in Chambers
William Domnarski
An illuminating look at how the egos and ambitions of four celebrated Supreme Court justices affected their thinking on issues that still resonate today
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Hardcover 2006 $49.95 Available Add Hardcover for "The Great Justices, 1941-54" to Cart
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20. Cover image for 'A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt'
An African Memoir
Toyin Falola
The long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa
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Paper 2005 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt" to Cart
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20. Cover image for 'A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt'
An African Memoir
Toyin Falola
The long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa
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Paper 2005 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt" to Cart
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21. Cover image for 'American Prophet'
The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams
Peter Richardson
American Prophet is the long-overdue biography on the brilliant life and career of a great American thinker and writer—Carey McWilliams
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The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams
Peter Richardson
American Prophet is the long-overdue biography on the brilliant life and career of a great American thinker and writer--Carey McWilliams
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22. Cover image for 'The Deeds of Count Roger of Calabria and Sicily and of His Brother Duke Robert Guisc'
Kenneth Baxter Wolf
A new translation of the principal account of the Norman conquest of Muslim Sicily
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Hardcover 2005 $99.95 Available Add Hardcover for "The Deeds of Count Roger of Calabria and Sicily and of His Brother Duke Robert Guisc" to Cart
23. Cover image for 'Rogue Scholar'
The Sinister Life and Celebrated Death of Edward H. Rulloff
Richard W. Bailey
The tragic saga of a nineteenth-century fugitive, ne'er-do-well, and would-be savant that touches on themes as compelling today as they were in Victorian times
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Hardcover 2003 $39.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Rogue Scholar" to Cart
24. Cover image for 'Drawing Conclusions on Henry Ford'
Rudolph Alvarado and Sonya Alvarado
Uses historical cartoons to shape a new view of Henry Ford
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25. Cover image for 'A Creation of His Own'
Tappan's Detroit Observatory
Patricia S. Whitesell
Brings to life the fascinating story of this physical legacy of the University of Michigan's first president, Henry Philip Tappan
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25. Cover image for 'A Creation of His Own'
Tappan's Detroit Observatory
Patricia S. Whitesell
Brings to life the fascinating story of this physical legacy of the University of Michigan's first president, Henry Philip Tappan
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Paper 1998 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "A Creation of His Own" to Cart
Hardcover 1999 $58.00 Available Add Hardcover for "A Creation of His Own" to Cart
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