By F. B. Pinion
Aiming to supply a entire survey of the paintings, poetry and prose of the poet T.S.Eliot (1888-1965), this article could be of distinctive worth to lecturers of all educational degrees and to college and faculty scholars at domestic and overseas.
By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Upon book of her “field manual,” The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1951, Hannah Arendt instantly received attractiveness as a huge political analyst. Over the following twenty-five years, she wrote ten extra books and constructed a collection of rules that profoundly inspired the way in which the USA and Europe addressed the crucial questions and dilemmas of global conflict II. during this concise booklet, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl introduces her mentor’s paintings to twenty-first-century readers. Arendt’s rules, as a lot this day as in her personal lifetime, remove darkness from these concerns that perplex us, similar to totalitarianism, terrorism, globalization, warfare, and “radical evil.”Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, who was once Arendt’s doctoral pupil within the early Nineteen Seventies and who wrote the definitive biography of her mentor in 1982, now revisits Arendt’s significant works and seminal principles. Young-Bruehl considers what Arendt’s research of the totalitarianism of Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union can educate us approximately our personal instances, and the way her progressive knowing of political motion is attached to forgiveness and making provides for the longer term. the writer additionally discusses The lifetime of the brain, Arendt’s unfinished meditation on find out how to take into consideration considering. put within the context of today’s political panorama, Arendt’s rules tackle a brand new immediacy and value. They require our consciousness, Young-Bruehl exhibits, and proceed to carry clean truths to gentle.
By Patrick Riley
even supposing Leibniz is universally considered as the best German thinker prior to Kant, his paintings as a political and ethical thinker is sort of fullyyt ignored within the English-speaking international, the place he's obvious mainly as a metaphysician, mathematical truth seeker, and co-discoverer of calculus. but Leibniz' doctoral measure was once in legislation and jurisprudence, and he served all through his existence as a pass judgement on and a diplomat; he used to be a valued political--legal adviser to Czar Peter the good, to the King of Prussia in Berlin, and to the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna. Patrick Riley recovers this important a part of Leibniz' inspiration and job.
For the 1st time--as we rejoice the 350th anniversary of Leibniz' birth--his political, ethical, and felony suggestion are generally mentioned right here in English. The textual content comprises fragments of his paintings that experience by no means sooner than been translated. Riley exhibits that "justice as clever charity" has at the very least as a lot declare to be taken heavily because the everyday contractarian rules of Hobbes and Locke. for the reason that Leibniz was once the best Platonist of early modernity, Riley argues, his model of Platonic idealism serves because the bridge from Plato himself to the best smooth "critical" idealist, Kant. With Leibniz' common Jurisprudence we have a fuller photo of 1 of the best basic thinkers of the 17th century.
An quintessential paintings for realizing the lifestyles and teachings of 1 of the main strange mystics and philosophers of our time.
Ten years have prior due to the fact that, within the phrases of his attending general practitioner, Osho ready for his departure from the physique that had served him for fifty-nine years "as lightly as if he have been packing for a weekend within the country." This quantity is popularity that the time has come to supply a old and biographical context for realizing Osho and his paintings. Who was once this guy, often called the intercourse Guru, the "self-appointed bhagwan" (Rajneesh), the Rolls-Royce Guru, the wealthy Man's Guru, and easily the grasp?
Drawn from approximately 5 thousand hours of Osho's recorded talks, this is often the tale of his adolescence and schooling, his lifestyles as a professor of philosophy and years of trip instructing the significance of meditation, and the genuine legacy he sought to go away in the back of: a religionless faith founded on person wisdom and accountability and the educating of "Zorba the Buddha," a party of the total human being.
By Kenneth James
By Joann F. Price
In our fame-crazed tradition, she's referred to as a diva of domesticity, entrepreneur, media wealthy person, and a residing model. She has legions of fanatics and whilst, many detractors. To her enthusiasts, Martha Stewart is a homemaking maven, the home made doyenne. To her detractors, she's taken the yankee lady backwards, espousing an unobtainable excellent. Love her or hate her, this a lot is correct: Martha Stewart is a self-made lady who has risen from her modest upbringing to turn into essentially the most winning and wealthiest businesswomen in background. This interesting biography offers a balanced portrait of Martha Stewart's specialist and private existence, from her early life because the oldest daughter in a family members of six youngsters to her short occupation as a securities dealer, to changing into a bestselling writer within the Eighties and CEO of Martha Stewart residing Omnimedia within the Nineties. on the top of her strength, Stewart was once convicted of mendacity to investigators a few inventory sale. writer Joanne F. rate records the twists and turns of the trial, Stewart's five-month felony time period, the hugely publicized comeback following her unlock from criminal in March 2005.
By Lawrence Friedman, Anke Schreiber
This biography revisits the thinker's most vital works, specially break out from Freedom and The paintings of Loving, which conveyed very important and intricate principles to thousands of readers.
summary: This biography revisits the thinker's most vital works, particularly get away from Freedom and The artwork of Loving, which conveyed vital and intricate rules to thousands of readers
By Steven Weitzman
Tradition has it that King Solomon knew every little thing there has been to know—the mysteries of nature, of affection, of God himself—but what will we understand of him? Esteemed biblical pupil Steven Weitzman reintroduces readers to Solomon's tale and its staggering impression in shaping Western tradition, and he additionally examines what Solomon's lifestyles, knowledge, and writings have come to intend for Jews, Christians, and Muslims over the last thousand years.
Weitzman's Solomon is populated by way of a colourful solid of formidable characters—Byzantine emperors, explorers, rabbis, saints, scientists, poets, archaeologists, trial judges, reggae singers, and moviemakers between them—whose universal target is to unearth the reality approximately Solomon's existence and knowledge. choked with the Solomonic texts of the Bible, besides lesser–known magical texts and different writings, this publication demanding situations either non secular and secular assumptions. at the same time it seeks to inform the tale of historical Israel's maximum ruler, this insightful ebook is usually a meditation at the Solomonic wish to comprehend all of life's secrets and techniques, and at the position of this hope in international historical past.
By William Dietrich
Stifled and pissed off by means of corporation coverage, Daniel jumps on the likelihood to head on a desert problem within the Australian Outback. even if, whilst he arrives he realises that the company doesn't intend for him to outlive the journey.
By Walter Stahr
John Jay was once a relevant determine within the early background of the yankee Republic. a brand new York attorney, born in 1745, Jay served his nation with the best contrast, and was once some of the most influential of its Founding Fathers. during this first full-length biography of John Jay in virtually 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to lifestyles, atmosphere his magnificent occupation opposed to the historical past of the yankee Revolution.
Drawing on colossal new fabric, Walter Stahr has written an entire and hugely readable portrait of either the private and non-private guy. it's the tale not just of John Jay himself, the main famous native-born New Yorker of the eighteenth century, but additionally of his enticing and clever spouse, Sarah, who observed her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This energetic and compelling biography offers Jay within the mild he merits: as a huge Founding Father, a real nationwide hero, and a number one architect of America's future.
Praise for the print version of JOHN JAY:
“Walter Stahr’s even-handed account, the 1st titanic biography of Jay in a long time, is riveting at the topic of negotiating strategies, as practiced via Adams, Jay and Franklin.”
— The Economist
“Walter Stahr writes with nice perception, and this glorious publication may still restoration Jay’s position within the pantheon of our nice Founding Fathers.”
—Walter Isaacson, writer of Benjamin Franklin: An American existence and Steve Jobs
“Stahr’s Jay is a welcome and priceless biography.”
— The Sunday instances (London)
“Walter Stahr, an self sufficient pupil, has written a desirable, discovered and wonderfully written biography of a big determine of the yankee Revolution, one that has been too lengthy ignored. Mr. Stahr merits attention for the Pulitzer Prize for biography.”
— Washington Times
“Mr. Stahr is a superlative biographer, reporting the criticisms made up of his topic after which exhibiting why, mostly, Jay knew greater than his modern critics or later historians.”
— long island Sun
“Until Walter Stahr’s appropriate new biography seemed, the newest biography of Jay was once Frank Monaghan’s John Jay: Defender of Liberty opposed to Kings and Peoples (1935), released a few seven many years ago.”
— magazine of yankee History
“Walter Stahr’s first-class new biography should still re-establish Jay’s status as one among America’s nice statesmen. It portrays Jay’s lifestyles with a stability and command of the cloth worthwhile of the subject.”
— Weekly Standard
“Stahr . . . captures either his subject’s seriousness and his considerate, affectionate facet as son, husband, father and pal. In humanizing Jay, Stahr makes him an attractive determine available to a wide readership and locations Jay once more within the corporation of America’s maximum statesmen, the place he certainly belongs.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Stahr has succeeded wonderfully in his goal of improving the acceptance of John Jay as a massive founder. His biography is a competent and obviously written account [and] makes a persuasive case for together with Jay one of the first rank of innovative leaders.”
— Gordon S. wooden within the long island evaluate of Books
“Walter Stahr has not just given us a meticulous examine of the lifetime of John Jay, yet one greatly written within the spirit of the fellow. it really is thorough, reasonable, constantly clever, and awarded with the main scrupulous accuracy.”
— Ron Chernow, writer of Alexander Hamilton
Walter Stahr used to be born in Massachusetts, grew up in Southern California, and attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, Stanford collage and Harvard legislation college. After a twenty-five 12 months profession as a attorney he back to his old flame, American heritage, to investigate and write a biography of John Jay. Stahr lives, along with his spouse Masami and little ones, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Newport seashore, California. His web site is walterstahr.com.