A compelling account of the life of Pennsylvanian writer Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Through the examination of the tension between her seemingly contradictory domestic and professional identities, Jan Cohn illuminates precisely why Rinehart’s accomplishments are so remarkable.
Beginning in 1932, when the author was seven years old, Icon of Spring traces a young girl’s coming-of-age and a family’s struggles to escape the bonds of poverty. Jason’s memoir offers an intimate portrait of daily life during the darkest days of Herbert Hoover’s America, and reveals the almost incandescent hope placed in Franklin D. Roosevelt by those who suffered the most during the Great Depression.
An autobiography of Martha Graham’s protoge who went on to work with every major Broadway choreographer of the 1930s and 40s. It provides invaluable insights into Graham’s teaching while telling anecdotes about working on the Great White Way.
This definitive biography of Ida Tarbell, one of America’s great journalists, is highly readably and widely acclaimed.
A translation of the original French manuscript biography of Joan of Arc, adding as well the first English translation of a brief chronicle of great moments in Joan’s career. This edition includes not only the fully translated manuscript of the biography and chronicle of Joan of Arc, but also expert commentary and explanation by Rankin and Quintal, who have retained the literary tone of the sixteenth-century text.