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The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events

by Carl Rollyson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events, Carl Rollyson provides a documentary approach to the life and legend of this singular personality. With details of her childhood, her young...


Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...


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...


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 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...


Semisweet: An Orphan's Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built

by Johnny O'Brien Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2014)

Semisweet tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his brother, explores the cruelty of bullies, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows...


Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work

by Nancy W. Sindelar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

Influencing Hemingway documents the places, people, and activities that influenced and intrigued Ernest Hemingway. Arranged chronologically and punctuated with photographs, the book traces Hemingway’s encounters...


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 Band: Pioneers of Americana Music

by Craig Harris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished...


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...


Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets

by Kathy E. Ferguson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Emma Goldman has often been read for her colorful life story, her lively if troubled sex life, and her wide-ranging political activism. Few have taken her seriously as a political thinker, even though in her...


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,...


Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk-Rock Revolution

by Alan Rifkin, Jerry Burgan & Sylvia Tyson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

The birth of folk rock comes to life in Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk Rock Revolution, Jerry Burgan’s unforgettable memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s. As a naive folksinger from Pomona, California,...


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...


Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor

by Donald Dewey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2014)

This is the first biography of Lee J. Cobb, the actor who originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. This biography follows the actor from his roots in Brooklyn, New York to...


Vaclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age

by James F. Pontuso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2004)

More than any other public figure, VOclav Havel has reflected on the opportunities and dilemmas facing humankind as a result of the collapse of Communism. In VOclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern...


Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

by J. Todd Moye Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2013)

Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the civil rights movement. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs...


Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in America's East Asian Policy

by Russell D. Buhite Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2008)

Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in East Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable,...


Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War

by Mary Lawlor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2013)

Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War details author and Professor Mary Lawlor’s unconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life—as the daughter of...


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable...


The Human Tradition in Premodern China

by Kenneth J. Hammond, Paul Rakita Goldin, Peter Ditmanson & Robert W. Foster et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age....


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 1999)

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback

by Marshall P. Adair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 2012)

This first-hand account of the author’s work with foreign governments and populations provides a unique outlook that has critical policy implications today. Through this retelling, Adair illuminates how the...


Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile

by Lawrence S. Kaplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2002)

Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton.

In this absorbing...


Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars

by Christopher Merrill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2001)

Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars is a chronicle of poet and critic Christopher MerrillOs ten war-time journeys to the Balkans from the years 1992 through 1996. At once a travelogue, a book...


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...


John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union

by James E. Lewis Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2001)

This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes...


Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace

by Anna L. Eblen & Martha Jane Eblen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace explores the significance of Bumpers’ work, situating her story within the context of the history and society of the late twentieth century. Her...


The Human Tradition in the Old South

by James C. Klotter, John C. Inscoe, Michael D. Green & Ellen Eslinger et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2003)

In The Human Tradition in the Old South, Professor James C. Klotter has gathered twelve insightful essays that explore the region's past and ponder its place in the broader story of the nation. This highly readable...


Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art

by Lindsey R. Swindall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 18, 2013)

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection.


Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era

by Jeffrey J. Matthews Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 13, 2004)

Alanson B. Houghton—American industrialist, politician, and diplomat—was the world's most influential diplomat during the "New Era" of the 1920s. Houghton, who served as ambassador to both Germany (1922–1925)...


The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years, 1934-1952

by Paul Heyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 24, 2005)

Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and...


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...


Herdsman to Statesman: The Autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu of Mongolia

by MARY ROSSABI & Morris Rossabi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

This compelling autobiography offers a panoramic view of the daily joys of a traditional Mongolian herding life as well as the hardships of oppressive foreign rule, abetted by avaricious local nobles and monks....


A Journey to Waco: Autobiography of a Branch Davidian

by Clive Doyle, Catherine Wessinger & Matthew D. Wittmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2012)

Only nine people survived the fire that followed the FBI assault on the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas in April 1993. In A Journey to Waco, survivor Clive Doyle tells the story of how he joined the...


Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen

by Nakazawa Keiji & Richard H. Minear Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

This compelling autobiography tells the life story of famed manga artist Nakazawa Keiji. Born in Hiroshima in 1939, Nakazawa was six years old when on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb....


Sharing Sadhana: Insights and Inspiration for a Personal Yoga Practice

by Victoria Bailey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2012)

Practicing a personal daily yoga practice, or sadhana, has many physical and mental health benefits, but developing that practice can be challenging and confusing at times. Here, the author offers experienced...


Colin Powell: A Political Biography

by Christopher D. O'Sullivan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2009)

In this exploration of Colin Powell's career and character, Christopher D. O' Sullivan reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign...


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,...


Lincoln

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 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...


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...


Sketches from Life

by Robert W. Duemling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2012)

Robert W. Duemling offers “sketches” of notable figures whom he has befriended over the course of his thirty-year career in the U.S. State Department and service as director of the National Building Museum,...


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.

In...


My Life in Prison: Memoirs of a Chinese Political Dissident

by Jiang Qisheng Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2012)

In 1999, the tenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, leading dissident Jiang Qisheng was given a four-year sentence for inviting the Chinese people to light candles to honor the victims. Drawn with...


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...