By Julie Hankey
By Scott Stossel
As founding father of the Peace Corps, Head commence, the precise Olympics (with spouse Eunice Kennedy Shriver), and different enterprises, Sargent Shriver used to be a key social and political determine whose effect keeps to the current day. This licensed biography, exhaustively researched and finely rendered by way of Scott Stossel (deputy editor of The Atlantic), reads like an epic novel, with “Sarge” marching throughout the ancient occasions of the final century—the nice melancholy, international warfare II, JFK’s assassination, the chilly warfare, and lots of extra. Sarge gives us an entire account of Shriver’s lifestyles, in addition to a considerate statement at the Kennedy kin, the Peace Corps, and usa and global heritage. it's a riveting and entire reconstruction of a lifestyles that exemplifies what it capacity to be a real American
By Sandra B. Rosenthal
C. I. Lewis (1883-1964) was once some of the most very important thinkers of his new release. during this ebook, Sandra B. Rosenthal explores Lewis's philosophical imaginative and prescient, and hyperlinks his concept to the traditions of classical American pragmatism. Tracing Lewis's impacts, she explains the primary ideas informing his pondering and the way he built a different and functional imaginative and prescient of the human event. She exhibits how Lewis contributed to the enrichment and growth of pragmatism, commencing new paths of confident discussion with different traditions. This e-book turns into a regular reference for readers who need to know extra approximately certainly one of American philosophy's so much exotic minds.
By Daniel Tanguay
Christopher Nadon (transl.)
Since political theorist Leo Strauss’s dying in 1973, American interpreters have heatedly debated his highbrow legacy. Daniel Tanguay recovers Strauss from the ambience of partisan debate that has ruled American journalistic, political, and educational discussions of his paintings. Tanguay bargains in crystal-clear prose the 1st evaluate of the entire of Strauss’s suggestion, a frightening job as a result of the vastness and scope of Strauss’s writings. This finished evaluate of Strauss’s suggestion is quintessential for somebody trying to comprehend his philosophy and legacy.
Tanguay provides certain cognizance to Strauss’s little-known youth, 1920-1938, in which the thinker elaborated the topic of his examine, what he termed the “theological-political problem.” Tanguay indicates the relationship of this subject matter to different significant parts in Strauss’s proposal, akin to the Quarrel among the Ancients and Moderns, the go back to classical common correct, the paintings of esoteric writing, and his critique of modernity. In so doing, the writer methods what's on the middle of Strauss’s paintings: God and politics. Rescuing Strauss from polemics and ill-defined generalizations approximately his rules, Tanguay presents in its place a major and well timed research of an incredible philosophical philosopher of the 20th century.
By Deirdre Carabine
This quantity presents a quick and obtainable advent to the 9th-century thinker and theologian John Scottus Eriugena--perhaps an important philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom within the interval among Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena used to be referred to as the interpreter of Greek proposal to the Latin West, and this e-book emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's concept to his Greek and Latin assets.
By Kathleen Krebbs Whitson
After operating his means via collage, Priest performed expert baseball prior to serving in Naval Intelligence in the course of international conflict II. His diverse studies contributed to shaping his management type, frequently categorized as autocratic and infrequently truculent in conservative convictions. an identical relentless force that introduced him feedback additionally introduced him good fortune and compliment. Forthright honesty and risk-taking choice mixed with imaginative and prescient caused many optimistic results.
Priest’s occupation in larger schooling all started with the two-year university process in California sooner than he was once lured to Texas in 1965 to go the Dallas County Junior university District. Over the following fifteen years Priest reworked the junior collage application into the Dallas County group collage District (DCCCD) and outfitted it as much as seven faculties. He played significant roles within the evolution of nursing schooling, the founding of a telecommunications middle for the construction of televised classes, the supply and popularity of vocational schooling, and in better breadth in noncredit classes. After his retirement in 1981, he persisted to function Chancellor Emeritus till 2003.
Drawing from records in addition to from a variety of interviews with Priest and his own affiliates, Kathleen Krebbs Whitson offers the lifetime of an immense in Texas schooling and divulges his lasting effect upon the group university movement.
By Robert Riggs
During this first biography of yankee composer, pianist, conductor, and instructor Leon Kirchner (1919-2009), Robert Riggs paints a shiny photograph of a unprecedented, multifaceted musician. Refugees from Hitler's 3rd Reich (Schoenberg, Bloch, and Stravinsky) ruled Kirchner's early improvement, and he in flip turned a transformative mentor for later generations on the collage of Southern California, turbines collage, and Harvard collage. Kirchner's functionality character is dropped at lifestyles via highlighting his appearances with most sensible orchestras and at significant fairs, specially his lengthy tenure on the Marlboro tune competition, the place he labored with Rudolf Serkin and Pablo Casals. present champions of his track (Yo-Yo Ma, Leon Fleisher, and James Levine) also are key protagonists. Kirchner's complete oeuvre is mentioned in the chronological narrative, and 6 consultant works are tested intimately. as well as Riggs's broad interviews with the composer, the biography is documented with Kirchner's colourful correspondence from a roster of luminaries: Saul Bellow, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Cone, Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud, Isaac Stern, Roger classes, and so on. Excerpts from Kirchner's personal elegantly written essays and speeches entire the portrait and exhibit his hugely own, romantic view of song as robust artwork in a position to endowing humanity with an "aesthetic sensibility and protecting knowledge, with out which we can't survive." Robert Riggs is Professor of song on the college of Mississippi.
By William Dietrich
Stifled and pissed off by means of corporation coverage, Daniel jumps on the probability to move on a wasteland problem within the Australian Outback. besides the fact that, while he arrives he realises that the company doesn't intend for him to outlive the journey.
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