Subject: Biography & Autobiography / General

Subject: Biography & Autobiography / General

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Havel

|9780822966777|Unfinished Revolution|Václav Havel (1936–2011), the famous Czech dissident, intellectual, and playwright, was there when half a million people came to Wenceslas Square to demand an end to Communism in 1989. Many came to hear him call for a free Czechoslovakia, for democratic elections, and for a return to Europe. The demonstrators roared when he spoke. “Havel to the castle,” they chanted— meaning Havel for president. And a few weeks later, Havel became a most unusual president. He was sometimes misunderstood and not always popular, but by the time of his death in 2011, the world recognized Havel as one of…

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John McMillan

|9780822983583|The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West, 1752-1833|The first comprehensive biography of John McMillan, who “blew the Gospel trumpet”, and spread Presbyterianism west of the Alleghenies. McMillan was a missionary, minister, politician, patriarch, and a founder of Washington and Jefferson College. The book also offers a colorful history of the Scotch-Irish pioneers who tamed a rugged and hostile region of early America.| Dwight Ray Guthrie|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Religious

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Albert Gallatin

|9780822952107|Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat|Raymond Walters, Jr. presents 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. Gallatin was a founder of the House Committee on Finance (later the Ways and Means Committee), a member of the new Democratic-Republican Party, and an active politician who opposed the Federalist Party and its programs, while also helping to bring about the election of Thomas Jefferson.| Raymond Walters| Regional| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Political History / United States /…

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Francisco de los Cobos

|9780822983538|Secretary of the Emperor Charles V|A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.| Hayward Keniston|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Historical History / Europe / Spain & Portugal

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Henry Miller: Expatriate

|9780822983767|”In 1934 the city of Paris saw the birth of a book, published in English, which achieved instantaneous notoriety. Henry MillerÆs Tropic of Cancer unfolded the adventures of a loquacious, free-wheeling, appallingly uninhibited American expatriate. But the rollicking eloquence, determined gusto, and explosive imagery of this modern Rabelais barely concealed the figure of a lonely American writer, thoroughly immersed in a legendary American situation.”—from the IntroductionBaxter examines MillerÆs 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…

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