For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen.
The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course
An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was—if nothing else—an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing.
From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street comes an astonishing new novel.
The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement—unprecedented in human history.
For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations.
Although most Americans paid little attention to Cambodia during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, the nation’s proximity to China and the global ideological struggle with the Soviet Union guaranteed US vigilance throughout Southeast Asia.
In this study, Charles Fanning has written the first general account of the origins and development of a literary tradition among American writers of Irish birth or background who have explored the Irish immigrant or ethnic experience in works of fiction.
Since 1957, Sidney Lumet, the most prolific American director of his generation, has deepened audiences’ awareness of social, ethical, and feminist issues through such distinguished films as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Running on Empty, and Critical Care.
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established a reputation as one of the most important civil rights organizations of the early 1960s.
The first major book of feminist critical theory published in the United States is now available in an expanded second edition.
Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State.
In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the United States employed new diplomatic tools to counter unprecedented challenges to its interests across the globe.
Trapped in a world of brutal physical punishment and unremitting, back-breaking labor, Frederick Douglass mused that it was the friendships he shared with other enslaved men that carried him through his darkest days.
On October 6, 1973, Israel’s Northern Command was surprised by the thunder of cannon fire and the sight of dense, black smoke.
German philosopher and social critic Theodor Adorno (1903–1969) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers.
Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century.
When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike.
James Bawden: Seeing the way people behave when they’re around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?
Veit Harlan (1899–1964) was one of Germany’s most controversial and loathed directors.
With its tales of benevolent and malicious specters, terrifying monsters, and unexplained phenomena, Halloween is the holiday most people associate with spooky stories.
They’ve traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars.
When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she’s gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most.
Having taken great risks—to immigrate to America, to take monastic vows—Bengali physician Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each seeking safety and security when they encounter Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, free spirit, and expert marijuana farmer.
From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa’s Pretoria Supreme Court.
General Jacob L. “Jake” Devers (1897–1979) was one of only two officers—the other was Omar C. Bradley—to command an army group during the decisive campaigns of 1944–1945 that liberated Europe and ended the war with Nazi Germany.