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Biography

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When Charlie Met Joan

The Tragedy of the Chaplin Trials and the Failings of American Law

Exploring the lasting impacts of the Little Tramp’s real-life courtroom drama

Fantasies of Ito Michio

Chronicles Ito Michio’s career and explores how fantasy sustains a life disrupted by war, racialization, and imperialism

Concrete Century

Julius Kahn and the Construction Revolution

The tale of concrete cities

Yosano Akiko and The Tale of Genji

Revised Edition

A major contribution to the study of an important Japanese woman writer and a masterwork of reader reception studies

Arthur Miller

1962-2005

The second volume in the definitive biography of the acclaimed playwright

Open the Door

The Life and Music of Betty Carter

Presents the lifelong influence of Betty Carter's career and her music on the music world

Mary Schafer, American Quilt Maker

The story of the woman who helped create the modern American quilting revival

The Glass House

The Life of Theodore Roethke

The first detailed biography of this renowned American poet

Critical Studies in Indian Grammarians I

The Theory of Homogeneity (Savar?ya)

Traces the history of a series of nuanced interpretations of an important concept in Sanskrit grammar

Jackie Ormes

The First African American Woman Cartoonist

Now in paperback—the biography of a pioneering woman artist and the characters she created

Victorian Bestseller

The Life of Dinah Craik

An engaging, rigorously researched biography of popular 19th century novelist Dinah Craik
 

The Very Thought of Herbert Blau

Leading theater artists and scholars offer reflections on and interpretations of the life and thought of Herbert Blau

A Player and a Gentleman

The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor

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

Ellen Stewart Presents

Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

A stunning visual chronicle of New York’s iconic performance venue

 

Remembering Tanizaki Jun’ichiro and Matsuko

Diary Entries, Interview Notes, and Letters, 1954-1989

An essential companion for Tanizaki scholars and aficionados alike, providing a glimpse of the man from those closest to him

My Life as a Filmmaker

A riveting autobiography of Yamamoto Satsuo (1910–83), one of the most important and critically acclaimed postwar Japanese film directors

Franz Kafka

Subversive Dreamer

An erudite analysis of the critical and subversive dimensions of Kafka’s writings

James Jesse Strang

The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King

The extraordinary life of one of the Mormon church’s early leaders
 

Hammarskjöld

A Life

The definitive biography of Dag Hammarskjöld

Hot Fudge Sundae in a White Paper Cup

A Spirited Black Woman in a White World

A memoir by acclaimed educator and leader Gwendolyn Calvert Baker exploring her life and work

Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption

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

Dameronia

The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron

The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron

Billy Durant

Creator of General Motors

A new edition of the classic book on the flamboyant genius who helped lead America into the automobile age

Living the Faith

A Life of Tom Monaghan

A balanced biography of one of America's most fascinating and controversial business and religious figures

The Martian's Daughter

A Memoir

The memoir of Marina von Neumann Whitman