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I Never Had It Made celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking into the major leagues. "A disturbing and enlightening self-portrait by one of America's genuine heroes. " -- Publisher's Weekly (starred review). photo insert.

I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson

Campaigning with Uncle Billy is the memoir of the service of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney of Illinois who served throughout the Civil War with the 34th Illinois Infantry. Widney's account of his wartime service is based on the diary he kept during the con...

Campaigning with Uncle Billy: The Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

The boreal forest of Quebec/Labrador -- some of the most rugged and isolated land in Canada -- has captivated avid canoeists for generations. In the latter 19th and early 20th centuries, the intrepid A. P. Low of the Geological Survey of Canada sp...

Paddling the Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low

Based on a collection of fifty-two vignettes of Illinois history originally published as weekly columns in newspapers and revised for publication in book form, "Tales and Trails of Illinois" presents little-known episodes and adds perspective to t...

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Albert Camus/The Mythic and the Real

For Robert Michael Pyle, "walking the high ridge" is a way of life both figuratively and literally. In his latest book he describes in compelling detail his efforts to live and work in that special natural space Nabokov described as "a high ridge ...

Walking the High Ridge: Life as a Field Trip (Credo)

While Weber, Spohr, Mendelssohn, and Berlioz were all conductors of repute, it was the thoughts and practices of Richard Wagner that laid the foundation for the modern virtuoso conductor. Though he was more celebrated for his dramatic operas, Wagn...

The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan

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