A compelling biography of Clifford W. Beers, whose lifelong battle against his own mental illness inspired him to become a champion for mental health. Beers went on to found the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (now the National Association for Mental Health), among other organizations.
The first book-length English language study since 1913 concerning the life of Paul I. It views his background and complex political relations.
A political biography of a leading German liberal, and his involvement is the major issues of his day: socialism, financial and political unification, parliamentarism, protectionism, and colonialism.
The fascinating life story of Cardell Goodman, a seventeenth-century Englishman who led an outlandish, turbulent life in the company of royalty and robbers.
A biography of artist Thomas Crawford (1813-1857), a prolific neoclassical American sculptor who created many of the works that adorn the Capitol, Senate, and House of Representatives.
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.
Baxter examines Miller’s relationship with his native land and with Europe through his writings and in the comments of his critics and friends, navigating through the inconsistencies and the evolution of his opinions as his experiences changed. Her insights offer a complex, nuanced evaluation of Miller as writer and as expatriate.
A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.
The definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador.