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McMahon, Darrin M.

Summary: "Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, whenmen of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.9 MCM

Hardy, Grant

Summary: "[This series] is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosphers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, [the student will be introduced to] the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism."--Www.thegreatcourses.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE
Call number: DVD 109 GRE

Thornton, Bruce S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ISI Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 149.7 THO

Ruderman, David B.

Summary: God, Torah, and Israel. These three concepts (i.e., personal belief, the meaning of Jewish ritual acts, and the purpose of continued Jewish existence) have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. But the last four centuries presented Jewish thinkers with difficult challenges. These lectures address the challenges to Jewish intellectual thought in the past 500 years, identifying...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296 JEW
Call number: DVD 296 JEW PART 1
Call number: DVD 296 JEW PART 2

Dyja, Tom.

Summary: Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even as Chicago led the way in creating mass-market culture, its artists pushed back in their own distinct...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 DYJ

Grayling, A. C.

Summary: "Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular)...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRA

Brown, Brandon R.

Summary: "Planck's Law, an equation used by physicists to determine the radiation leaking from any object in the universe, was described by Albert Einstein as 'the basis of all twentieth-century physics.' Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work laid the foundation for our modern understanding of matter and energetic processes. But Planck's story is not well known,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PLANCK, MAX BRO

Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KIT

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

Wells, Gully.

Summary: "Set in Provence, London, and New York: a daughter's wonderfully evocative and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather--Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher--and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London's liberated intellectual inner circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0421 WELLS, DEE & AYER, A.J. WEL

Menand, Louis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.90 MEN

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WET

Marshall, Megan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Hendershot, Heather

Summary: "Few conservatives are as revered and admired as William F. Buckley. Buckley is best known for founding National Review, the flagship journal of the right. But his long-running talk show Firing Line was equally important, because it allowed him to reach beyond the conservative enclave and engage millions of mainstream Americans. When Firing Line premiered in 1966, only two years after Barry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 HEN

Hofstadter, Richard

Summary: "Here for the first time in a single authoritative annotated edition are two masterworks by one of America's greatest historians, Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970). In the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anti-intellectualism in American life (1963) and in The paranoid style in American politics (1965), Hofstadter offered groundbreaking and still urgent analyses of deep undercurrents in American life: a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2020

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McCullough, David G.

Summary: McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.00 McCullough 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.0092 MCC

McAuliffe, Mary Sperling

Summary: Describes the visionary works and discoveries of the intellectuals and artists who lived in Paris at the begining of the twentieth century, against a background of struggles between the Church and state, widespread poverty, and the approaching Great War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Natl Book Network 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 MCA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.361 McAULIFFE 2014

Norwich, John Julius

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 NOR

Damrosch, Leopold

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club." In this captivating book, Leo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

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