By Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné comte de Las Cases
By Mary Lea Hill FSP
Transforming anguish into sainthood, Edith Stein lived within the complexities of contemporary political occasions with the simplicity of 1 who's convinced in God's final reliability. A Jewish convert to the Catholic religion, Edith turned a Carmelite nun. yet with the increase of the Nazis, Edith was once deported to the Auschwitz focus camp as a result of her Jewish history. This tale of prejudice unearths that God's loving presence brings braveness, power, and peace.
By Chris Matthews
“What used to be he like?”Jack Kennedy stated the explanation humans learn biography is to respond to that uncomplicated query. With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews supplies us simply that. We see this such a lot loved president within the corporation of pals. We see and believe him close-up, having enjoyable and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his existence from privileged, rebellious early life to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in warfare and selfless rescue of his PT boat group. We watch JFK as a tender baby-kisser studying to play hardball and watch him develop into the chief who averts a nuclear war.What was once he like, this individual whose personal spouse known as him “that elusive, unforgettable man”? The Jack Kennedy you find right here sought after by no means to be by myself, by no means to be bored. He enjoyed braveness, hated struggle, lived every day as though it have been his last.Chris Matthews’s remarkable biography is predicated on own interviews with these closest to JFK, oral histories by means of best political aide Kenneth O’Donnell and others, records from his years as a pupil at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas. You’ll research the origins of his inaugural name to “Ask what you are able to do on your country.” You’ll detect his position within the genesis of the Peace Corps, his stand on civil rights, his push to place a guy at the moon, his ban on nuclear palms trying out. You’ll get, greater than ever sooner than, to the basis of the guy, together with the unsettling features of his own existence. As Matthews writes, “I came upon a scuffling with prince by no means freed from ache, by no means faraway from hassle, by no means accepting the realm he came across, by no means eager to be his father’s son. He was once a much higher hero than he ever needed us to know.”
By Robert B. Mitchell
Outlining the profession of a political candidate whose campaigns for the White apartment helped swap the process American politics, this in-depth research explores the non secular convictions of James B. Weaver and the function they performed in his political contributions. providing a wide ranging view of a few of the nice occasions of the nineteenth century—the California Gold Rush, the Civil battle, and presidential politics, from Abraham Lincoln to the increase of William Jennings Bryan—this insightful and exact account additionally sheds new gentle at the impact of 3rd events in presidential elections and the federal government’s position in decreasing fiscal difficulty.
By Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (auth.)
Wie lässt sich die Autobiographie als Gattung bestimmen? Die Autorin erläutert die zentralen Theorien. Sie gibt einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Autobiographie von der Antike bis zur Postmoderne und informiert über Schlüsselwerke, historische Kontinuitäten und Brüche.
By Jeff Broadwater
George Mason (1725-92) is frequently passed over from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated at the present time, yet in his provider to the United States he used to be, within the phrases of Thomas Jefferson, ''of the 1st order of greatness.'' Jeff Broadwater offers a accomplished account of Mason's existence on the middle of the momentous occasions of eighteenth-century America.
Mason performed a key position within the Stamp Act quandary, the yank Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first country structure. he's probably most sensible referred to as writer of the Virginia announcement of Rights, frequently hailed because the version for the invoice of Rights.
As a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional conference in Philadelphia, Mason prompted the rising structure on element after aspect. but whilst he was once rebuffed in his efforts so as to add a invoice of rights and felt the rfile did too little to guard the pursuits of the South, he refused to signal the ultimate draft. Broadwater argues that Mason's recalcitrance was once no longer the act of an remoted dissenter; quite, it emerged from the ideology of the yank Revolution. Mason's matters in regards to the abuse of political strength went to the essence of the yank adventure
By Pauline Gregg
"A tremendous book...so evidently the fruit of dedicated labour...there is every thing to take pleasure in in it."--The manhattan instances. A sympathetic biography of the guy who used to be correct on the middle of all of the struggles within the seventeenth century--and a completely researched background that reads just like the mystery it's. Written in a daring and evocative type, this engrossing quantity weaves a unprecedented tale of a sickly baby who turned a king, and lived surrounded via rumor and intrigue and infamous friendships. The notorious tragedy unfolds with such gleaming insights and poignancy you are going to think as though you have been correct there whilst the awl fell upon this unlucky king.
By Gholam Reza Afkhami
This epic biography, a gripping insider's account, is a long-overdue chronicle of the lifestyles and occasions of Mohammad Reza Shah, who governed from 1941 to 1979 because the final Iranian monarch. Gholam Reza Afkhami makes use of his unheard of entry to a lot of individuals--including high-ranking figures within the shah's regime, participants of his kin, and participants of the opposition--to depict the unfolding of the shah's existence opposed to the forces and occasions that formed the advance of contemporary Iran. the 1st significant biography of the Shah in twenty-five years, this richly precise account offers a considerably new standpoint on key occasions in Iranian historical past, together with the 1979 revolution, U.S.-Iran relatives, and Iran's nuclear application. It additionally sheds new mild on what now drives political and cultural currents in a rustic on the middle of brand new so much confusing geopolitical dilemmas.
By Carole Straw
Gregory I (590-604) is usually thought of the 1st medieval pope and the 1st exponent of a really medieval spirituality. Carole Straw locations Gregory in his old context and considers the numerous points of his personalitymonk, preacher, and popein order to clarify the constitution of his idea and current a unified, thematic interpretation of his non secular issues.