Arthur Miller American Witness
ISBN: HB: 9780300234923, Yale University Press, January 2023
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A great theater critic brings twentieth-century playwright Arthur Miller's dramatic story to life with bold and revealing new insights. Distinguished theater critic John Lahr brings unique perspective to the life of Arthur Miller (1915-2005), the p...
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Sidney Reilly Master Spy
ISBN: HB: 9780300248265, Yale University Press, January 2023
208 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A revealing biography of Sidney Reilly, the early twentieth-century virtuoso of espionage. Sidney Reilly (c. 1873-1925) is one of the most colorful and best-known spies of the twentieth century. Emerging from humble beginnings in southern Russia, Re...
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Admiral Hyman Rickover Engineer of Power
ISBN: HB: 9780300243109, Yale University Press, April 2022
328 pp., 20.9x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A riveting exploration of the brilliant, combative, and controversial "Father of the Nuclear Navy" Known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy", Admiral Hyman George Rickover (1899-1986) remains an almost mythical figure in the United States Navy. A b...
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Becoming Elijah Prophet of Transformation
ISBN: HB: 9780300242706, Yale University Press, April 2022
248 pp., 20.9x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The story of the prophet Elijah's transformation from fierce zealot to compassionate hero and cherished figure in Jewish folklore. In the Bible Elijah is a zealous prophet, attacking idolatry and injustice, championing God. He performs miracles, res...
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Abraham Joshua Heschel A Life of Radical Amazement
ISBN: HB: 9780300233216, Yale University Press, January 2022
328 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
"When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying". So said Polish-born American rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) of his involvement in the 1965 Selma civil rights march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Heschel, who spoke with a fiery mor...
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Man Ray The Artist and His Shadows
ISBN: HB: 9780300237214, Yale University Press, November 2021
216 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 30 colour illus., 1 black&white illus.
Man Ray (1890-1976), a founding father of Dada and a key player in French Surrealism, is one of the central artists of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most elusive. In this new biography, journalist and critic Arthur Lubow uses Man Ray's...
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Bugsy Siegel The Dark Side of the American Dream
ISBN: HB: 9780300226195, Yale University Press, March 2021
248 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
In a brief life that led to a violent end, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (1906-1947) rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early-twentieth-century family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side to a kingdom of his own maki...
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Heinrich Heine Writing the Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780300236545, Yale University Press, January 2021
336 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a virtuoso German poet, satirist, and visionary humanist whose dynamic life story and strikingly original writing are ripe for rediscovery. In this vividly imagined exploration of Heine's life and work, George Prochni...
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Stanley Kubrick American Filmmaker
ISBN: HB: 9780300224405, Yale University Press, October 2020
248 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self‑taught filmmaker and self‑proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside...
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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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