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Let's Play Two

by Doug Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2019)

When Ernie Banks passed away in 2015, he was regarded as one of the most beloved men in baseball history. Making his start as a shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues as a teenager, Banks...

Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...

Vincent Persichetti

by Andrea Olmstead Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2018)

Vincent Persichetti: Grazioso, Grit, and Gold is the first critical biography of this esteemed American composer, bringing together thorough scholarship by Andrea Olmstead and contributions by prominent performers....

The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

by Antero Pietila Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2018)

Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America’s richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore &...

Trump Troubadour No More

by Kraig Moss & Dave Smitherman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 25, 2018)

Early in the 2016 presidential campaign at a rally in Iowa, candidate Donald Trump looked directly from the stage at Kraig Moss, a supporter whose son had died from a heroin overdose. The crowd cheered as Trump...

Daniel Webster

by Donald A. Rakestraw & Joseph A. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Few names in American history are more recognizable than that of Daniel Webster. No one would deny that Webster’s substantive domestic achievements assured his prominent place in American history and that...

This Stops Today

by Dave Smitherman, Gwen Carr & Hillary Rodham Clinton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr’s life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner’s life has been...

The 100 Greatest American Athletes

by Martin Gitlin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

From Babe Ruth to Michael Phelps, Billie Jean King to Tony Hawk, American athletes have been a source of pride and accomplishment throughout the nation’s history. While there have been plenty of athlete biographies,...

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World

by Norman D. Vaughan & Cecil B. Murphey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2016)

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World vividly recounts American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s expedition to the South Pole. From the sublime to the ridiculous, author and fellow explorer Norman D. Vaughan...

An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster

by Cynthia Helms & Chris Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2012)

From wartime England to Nixon’s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal events of our time—Vietnam, Watergate, and especially the demoralization of the CIA in the 1970s for political...

Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

by John Thomas Smith Ii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2012)

This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. With a paternal grandfather present...

Washington's Golden Age

by Joseph Dalton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was...

Under Fire

by April Ryan & Tamron Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2018)

Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion...

The Four Home Runs Club

by Steven K. Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2018)

In all of baseball, one record shines as perhaps the most coveted: four home runs by one player in a single game. If the pinnacle of pitching is the perfect game, then the highpoint of hitting is four home runs,...


by Steven Johnston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 2018)

The judgment that Abraham Lincoln is the finest president in the history of the United States borders on self-evident. This status tends to disable the very possibility of a more critical understanding or appreciation,...

The Gatsby Affair

by Kendall Taylor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 08, 2018)

The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple’s excesses...

The 100 Greatest Swimmers in History

by John Lohn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

In The 100 Greatest Swimmers in History, John Lohn profiles some of the biggest names the sport has ever seen, from Mark Spitz and Tracy Caulkins to Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. Each swimmer is ranked based...

Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq

by Jane Blair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2011)

This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq, and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat first hand. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept...

The Statesman

by Ambassador David Abshire, James Kitfield & Evan Thomas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

The late Ambassador David Abshire lived a quintessentially American life, one that spanned the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. He graduated from West Point, fought in the Korean War, earned...

Singles and Smiles

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

This book brings to light the story of a Negro League and Pacific Coast League star, his struggles to make it in the majors, and his crucial role in integrating baseball’s premier minor league.

Artie Wilson...

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor

by Anne Edwards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2014)

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous...

Dick Bosman on Pitching

by Ted Leavengood & Dick Bosman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Dick Bosman’s career in Major League Baseball as a player and coach has spanned more than 50 years. He pitched eleven seasons in the American League, was the Major League pitching coach for multiple teams,...

Rocky Graziano

by Jeffrey Sussman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2018)

Rocky Graziano, juvenile delinquent, middleweight boxing champion, and comedic actor, was the last great fighter from the golden age of boxing, the era of Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta, and Sugar Ray Robinson.


Andrew Carnegie

by Samuel Bostaph Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2017)

Andrew Carnegie was a leading industrialist who used his fortune to create a legacy of philanthropy and peace advocacy. This biography examines his rise from a poverty-stricken childhood to a position of international...

The Presidency in Black and White

by April Ryan & Hon. Elijah Cummings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2017)

2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, Essence Top 10 books of 2015, African American Literary Show Inc. 2015 Best Non Fiction Award

When the award-winning The Presidency in Black and White first appeared, readers were...

The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H. W. Brands Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 01, 2013)

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...

Phil Spector

by Sean MacLeod Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2017)

Phil Spector is a musician, songwriter and producer whose musical ability and visionary foresight as a producer charted the future of popular music and culture of the late 20th century. He revolutionized recording...

Debussy's Paris

by Catherine Kautsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism,...

Terry Bradshaw: From Super Bowl Champion to Television Personality

by Brett L. Abrams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2017)

This book examines Terry Bradshaw’s celebrity status that has grown and developed through years of interacting with football fans and the larger U.S. culture. It covers his early years playing football, his...

Stan Lee

by Bob Batchelor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee. From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City...

In Search of a Prophet

by Paul-Gordon Chandler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2017)

In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler...

The Alexander Scriabin Companion

by Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson & John Bell Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2017)

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander...

The Boxing Kings

by Paul Beston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2017)

For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America’s most popular sports, and the heavyweight champions were figures known to all. Their exploits were reported regularly in the newspapers—often...

The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walsh

by Sheldon Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2017)

Stella Walsh, who was born in Poland but raised in the United States, competed for Poland at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, winning gold and silver in the 100 meters. Running and jumping competitively for three...

Jubal Early

by Benjamin Franklin Cooling Iii Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 26, 2014)

In Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee’s Bad Old Man, a new critical biography of Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, Civil War historian B.F. Cooling III takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating,...

The Life and Career of David Beckham

by Tracey Savell Reavis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

David Beckham is an English soccer player whose popularity extends beyond the field and into international celebrity. He has played for some of the best clubs in the world, including Manchester United, Real...

Profiles in Christian Courage

by Kerry Walters Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

Everyday life requires courage. From physical challenges to moral and spiritual ones, Profiles in Christian Courage tells the stories of inspiring figures whose lives can encourage us in our own struggles. In...

Merchant Adventurer

by Marquis James Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1993)

Marquis James's penchant for the sturdy individualists of our history, which has twice led him to a Pulitzer Prize, finds a sympathetic new subject in W. R. Grace, the Irish immigrant boy who not only opened...

Noel, Tallulah, Cole, and Me: A Memoir of Broadway's Golden Age

by John C. Wilson, Thomas S. Hischak & Jack Macauley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 22, 2015)

This is a memoir by John C. Wilson, a key figure of Broadway during the 1940s and ‘50s. Wilson died in 1961, three years after penning his autobiography. This newly discovered memoir stretches from Wilson’s...

Lydia Pinkham: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ads

by Sammy R. Danna Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

In Lydia Pinkham: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ads, historian Sammy R. Danna offers the latest book-length biography that explores all sides of the Lydia Pinkham phenomena. Danna illustrates how remarkable...

Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad

by Rufus Jones Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2015)

In this book, conductor and scholar Rufus Jones, Jr. brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of the great American conductor, Dean Dixon.

Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics

by Ilan Ehrlich Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

While Cuba’s 1940 constitution was among the most progressive in the western hemisphere, few knew its details until political leader Chibás, whose suicide in 1951 precipitated the Cuban Revolution, read it...

Rhythm Makers: The Drumming Legends of Nashville in Their Own Words

by Tony Artimisi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2015)

In Rhythm Makers: The Legendary Drummers of Nashville in Their Own Words, Tony Artimisi documents through extensive interviews the work of some of the most influential drum kit players in popular music today,...

Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot

by Paul Watt & Anne-Marie Forbes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 2014)

This is the first scholarly work to document the musical contribution of Joseph Holbrooke, one of Britain’s most controversial composers during the first half of the twentieth century. Paul Watt and Anne-Marie...

John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity

by J. Donald Moon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 26, 2014)

Donald Moon’s John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity is an accessible biography that explores how Rawls’ life helped establish the fundamental commitment of classical liberalism through...

The Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship

by Gale Eaton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and...

Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music

by Gregor Tassie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Gregor Tassie describes Nikolay Myaskovsky as “one of the great enigmas of 20th-century Russian music.” Between the two world wars, the symphonies of Myaskovsky enjoyed great popularity and were performed...

The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond

by Paul R. Laird Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This book is a detailed consideration of the various projects composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz has worked on throughout his career. Paul R. Laird discusses in length Schwartz’s major shows, including Godspell,...

Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

by Peter Wegele Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 24, 2014)

This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner’s score to Casablanca...

Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John

by Terry Fred Horowitz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 21, 2014)

During World War II, Robert St. John of NBC, broadcast from London opposite CBS's Edward R. Murrow. Afterward, St. John would become a noted writer and commentator on world affairs, as well as a prominent and...