By Donald McRae
“Wonderfully evocative… Donald McRae captures the nice Defender in all his complexity.... A pleasure to read.” — Kevin Boyle, nationwide publication Award-winning writer of Arc of Justice
"Astonishingly vivid." —James Tobin, Award-winning writer of Ernie Pyle’s War
The tale of the 3 dramatic trials that resurrected the lifestyles and profession of America’s such a lot colorful—and controversial—defense lawyer: Clarence Darrow. Many books, performs, and films have coated Darrow and the pains of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian candy earlier than: Geoffrey Cowan’s The humans v. Clarence Darrow; Simon Baatz’s For the fun of It; Kevin Boyle’s Arc of Justice; Meyer Levin’s Compulsion and the movie version of an analogous identify; Inherit the Wind; yet few, if any, have completed the intimacy and immediacy of Donald McRae’s The nice Trials of Clarence Darrow.
By William M. Chace
In a single Hundred Semesters, William Chace mixes incisive research with memoir to create an illuminating photo of the evolution of yank better schooling during the last part century. Chace follows his personal trip from undergraduate schooling at Haverford university to instructing at Stillman, a historically African-American university in Alabama, within the Sixties, to his days as a professor at Stanford and his appointment as president of 2 very diverse institutions--Wesleyan collage and Emory collage. Chace takes us with him via his a long time in education--his expulsion from university, his boredom and confusion as a graduate pupil in the course of the unfastened Speech stream at Berkeley, and his involvement in 3 contentious circumstances at Stanford: on tenure, curriculum, and educational freedom. whilst readers keep on with Chace on his journey to reformatory after he joins Stillman scholars in a civil rights protest, it truly is transparent that the guidelines he provides are born of expertise, no longer preached from an ivory tower. The e-book brings the reader into either the school room and the executive place of work, portraying the original value of the previous and the unusual rituals, rewards, and problems of the latter. even if Chace sees a lot to lament approximately American greater education--spiraling expenses, elevated consumerism, overly competitive institutional self-promotion and advertising, the corruption of intercollegiate activities, and the depression kingdom of the humanities--he unearths extra to compliment. He issues specifically to its power and power, suggesting that this is often sustained if greater schooling continues to be real to its function: supplying a humane and helpful schooling, contained in the lecture room and out, for America's destiny generations.
By Immanuel Etkes, Jeffrey Green
By Helen McGavran Corneli
Mice within the Freezer, Owls at the Porch is in lots of methods a love story—about a quiet scientist and his flamboyant spouse, but in addition approximately their passions for looking, for wild lands, and for the grouse and raptor species that they have been instrumental in saving from destruction.
From the papers and letters of Frederick and Frances Hamerstrom, the recollections of contemporaries, and her personal lengthy friendship with this awesome couple who have been her acquaintances, Helen Corneli attracts an intimate photo of Fran and "Hammy" from early life throughout the genesis and maturation of a romantic, inventive, and medical courting. Following the Hamerstroms as they offer up a lifetime of subtle conference and luxury for the extra "civilized" (as Aldo Leopold could have it) pleasures of residing and engaging in on-the-spot examine into diminishing species, Corneli captures the spirit of the Hamerstroms, their career, and the average and human environments within which they labored. A nuanced account of the labors, adventures, and achievements that unique the Hamerstroms over the years—and that encouraged a iteration of naturalists—this ebook additionally offers a dramatic account of conservation historical past over the process the 20 th century, quite in Wisconsin throughout the eventful years from the Nineteen Twenties in the course of the 1970s.
By Renato Rosaldo
By Anna R. Hayes
The 1st lady pass judgement on within the kingdom of North Carolina and the 1st lady within the usa to be elected leader justice of a country ultimate court docket, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new floor for girls within the criminal career. while she retired in 1979, she left a legacy burnished through her tireless pursuit of lucidity within the legislation, honesty in judges, and humane stipulations in prisons.Anna Hayes provides Sharp's occupation as an lawyer, exceptional pass judgement on, and flesh presser in the context of the social mores, the felony career, and the political battles of her day, illuminated via a cautious and revealing exam of Sharp's kinfolk heritage, inner most existence, and character. pass judgement on Sharp used to be considered through contemporaries because the indispensable spinster, who had sacrificed marriage and kinfolk existence for a profitable profession. The letters and journals she wrote all through her lifestyles, despite the fact that, demonstrate that Sharp led a wealthy deepest lifestyles during which her amorous affairs occupied a huge position, unsuspected by means of the general public or perhaps her closest buddies and family.With unrestricted entry to Sharp's plentiful journals, papers, and notes, Anna Hayes uncovers the tale of a super girl who transcended the boundaries of her occasions, who opened the best way for ladies who her, and who greater the standard of justice for the voters of her nation. with no Precedent additionally tells the tale of a classy girl, immediately deeply conservative and startlingly smooth, whose interesting self-contradictions mirror the complexity of human nature.
By John J. O'Meara
The 9th-century Irish student Johannes Scottus Eriugena's major paintings, Periphyseon (de devisione naturae) is a outstanding try out at an highbrow synthesis among the Bible and neoplatonist philosophy. O'Meara has introduced jointly the result of the latest study during this research of Eriugena's Irish historical past, lifestyles in France, and occupation as a instructor, controversialist, translator, and poet. The ebook additionally comprises a longer and cautious precis of the Periphyseon and the 1st translation into English of the Homily at the Prologue to St. John's Gospel
By Shed Simove
Sheridan "Shed" Simove is a modern day inventive genius. He lives and breathes principles. on a daily basis of his existence dozens of latest thoughts spring from his astonishingly energetic brain. the information should be for brand spanking new television exhibits, levels of candies, government toys, greeting playing cards, money-making schemes, or simply approximately the rest you care to visualize. And if anything hasn't ever been performed earlier than, Shed is the entire likely to try it. principles guy is the genuine tale of this visionary maverick’s notable adventures. At breakneck pace, Shed describes how dozens of his principles got here to be, how they succeeded or (sometimes) disastrously failed. He tells of his diversity of grownup goodies referred to as "Clitoris Allsorts," the groundbreaking fly-on-the-wall documentary that concerned him going undercover as a sixteen-year-old schoolboy while he was once thirty and the release of his personal currency—the EGO. rules guy is a different ebook written by means of a unprecedented personality. A hilarious and inspirational real-life story of eccentricity and exuberance, it’s ideal for a person who’s ever had a dream and puzzled what to do approximately it. Shed resides evidence that you simply particularly could make it take place.
By Jay Dunston Milner
Maddog Inc. was once a unfastened confederation of Texas writers and "picker poets," as Jay Milner calls them, whose heydey lasted from the overdue Fifties to in regards to the mid-'70s. This self-conscious gaggle of merrymakers (the crew even had an authentic Maddog club card) usually acquired jointly to celebration in the course of the nights and days. The merry pranksters he fell in with integrated the likes of Billy Lee Brammer, Bud Shrake, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, Larry L. King, Pete Gent and (to an quantity, even though merely peripherally, it seems that) Larry McMurtry. The singers and songwriters have been Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, man Clark, Billy Joe Shaver and others. I hugely suggest Confessions of a Maddog, specially for these resembling myself who're a section more youthful than the author's iteration of Texas writers yet have heard inform in their mythical exploits. The Dallas Morning information, Tom Pilkington, January three, 1999. within the 1960's and '70s, a few Texas writers begun rising as major comers at the literary panorama. They have been, for the main half, a rambunctious and proficient lot who labored challenging and performed tougher, and earlier than they obtained too previous to socialise until eventually sunrise--among them, Larry L. King, Dan Jenkins, Bud Shrake, Gary Cartwright and Billie Lee Brammer--they left an indelible imprint at the international of letters in Texas and past. They and a few in their acquaintances known as themselves Maddog Inc.--a label that, given the tradition of the days, appeared completely becoming to their unequivocal overlook for restraint. castle worthy resident, Jay Milner, a local of West Texas, used to be one in every of the Maddogs. A former reporter and author for the esteemed big apple usher in Tribune, he released a well-regarded novel, Incident at Ashton, sooner than returning to Texas in 1961 to coach journalism, together with responsibility at TCU and SMU. In Milner's new booklet, Confessions of a Maddog, released by way of the college of North Texas Press, Milner recounts the lives, loves and losses of his stable acquaintances and fellow writers. From Editor's observe previous 4 web page excerpt within the fortress worthy Star-Telegram, November 15, 1998. A author is an individual who places his ideas into phrases. Jay Milner has a approach of placing everyone's strategies into phrases. He is familiar with the place he's, for this reason, he's in a position to place every little thing round him relating to himself, which seems a great spot. His perception into the psychological stumblings of an entertainer are uncanny. might be this is why he's additionally an entertainer. In different phrases and however and in addition to all of it, out of a potential ten, Jay Milner is a twelve.--Willie Nelson "When I first met Jay Milner, dinosaurs and the one-and-only unique Hank Williams have been many years lifeless; John F. Kennedy and William Faulkner just recently so. Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Gleason, purple Foley, Chet Huntley and a rowdy bunch of hard-drinking, pot-smoking, lady-chasing Texas writers--many of whom make appearances during this book--were alive and semi-well. So have been our dreams--collectively and individually--of quickly operating Norman Mailer out of city, embarrassing Kurt Vonnegut into retirement and decreasing Saul Bellow to full-time tuition instructing. It did not precisely ensue that manner, yet my-oh-my did not we have now a great time trying?" Larry L. King.
By Morgen Witzel
Fifty Key Figures in Management is a suite of biographies of 50 those who have helped to make administration what it's this day - via their principles, writings and teachings, via sensible instance and management, or either.
Featuring enterprise leaders similar to Henry Ford, Jack Welch and invoice Gates, all of whom have been pioneers in company pratice, the book also comprises thinkers and experts who've helped to redefine the way in which we expect approximately administration, equivalent to Ohmae Kenichi, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Tom Peters and Charles convenient. additionally, new and rising facets of administration are lined during the inclusion of such state-of-the-art thinkers as Arie de Geus, Max Boisot and Nonaka Ikujiro.
Taken jointly, the fifty biographies provided the following defined how administration emerged as a contemporary self-discipline and grew into its current shape. association, technique, advertising, construction administration, human source administration and information administration all come jointly to teach how administration is a multi-faceted discipline.