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302 pages : charts ; 24 cm
  • La vie de l'abbé Bignon -- La tribu Bignon, une famille récente -- La formation et les débuts de la carrière de l'abbé Bignon -- Le caractère de l'abbé Bignon -- La tribu des Pontchartrain -- La situation politique de la France -- Les demeures et le testament de Bignon -- Une "nouvelle Caprée". La maison de L'Isle-Belle -- Le testament de l'abbé -- Le conseil des Affaires religieuses -- La gouverne des institutions scientifiques -- L'Académie des inscriptions en 1694 -- L'Académie des sciences -- Le Journal des sçavans -- Le Collège royal -- La reconquête de la direction de la Librairie et de la bibliothèque du Roi -- La situation de la bibliothèque en 1718 -- La prise de pouvoir -- Les bâtiments de la bibliothèque du Roi -- L'hôtel de Nevers -- L'installation des collections -- Le personnel de la bibliothèque du Roi -- Le cabinet des estampes et l'affaire Chancey -- Interprètes et "jeunes de langue" -- La reliure -- Les affres du catalogue -- Le budget de fonctionnement de la bibliothèque du Roi -- L'ouverture de la bibliothèque au public et les prêts -- Les acquisitions -- Une équipe de rabatteurs à l'étranger -- Les missions au Levant -- Les affaires chinoises -- La petite bibliothèque du Roi à Versailles -- Les correspondants français de l'abbé Bignon -- L'affaire du Sacre de Louis XV -- Les affaires de la Marine -- Des savants parfois extravagants -- Imprimeurs et libraires -- Bignon et l'Europe savante -- L'Angleterre jacobite et les amis de Londres -- Savants allemands et scandinaves -- L'Italie -- Le legs de Bignon -- Arrêt du conseil du 11 octobre 1720 -- Sources manuscrites relatives à l'abbé Bignon -- Sources à l'étranger -- Dictionnaire bio-bibliographique des correspondants de l'abbé Bignon -- Bibliographie spécifique à l'abbé Bignon.
"Le nom de l'abbé Bignon est connu de tous ceux qui fréquentent l'actuelle BnF du "site Richelieu", mais aucune biographie n'a été consacrée à celui qui fut le réorganisateur de la bibliothèque du Roi, lors de son installation rue de Richelieu où elleest restée jusqu'à nos jours, malgré les transformations apportées par Labrouste au XIXe siècle et k déménagement plus récent des livres imprimés sur le site dit "de Tolbiac". Ce personnage, issu du monde parlementaire et oncle du ministre Maurepas, eut également la tutelle des Académies des sciences et des inscriptions et belles-lettres auxquelles il insuffla une nouvelle activité. Enfin, par un réseau international de correspondants à l'étranger, il fut sans conteste l'un des plus grands citoyens de la République des Lettres au Siècle des Lumières. Il enrichit considérablement les collections de manuscrits, d'imprimés et d'estampes et mena à bien le premier catalogue imprimé des collections de la bibliothèque auxquelles il donna un classement qui demeura jusqu'à nos jours. C'est cette activité multiple qui est retracée ici."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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181 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm.
Green Library
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433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
  • Grandpa
  • Grandma
  • The Skakels
  • The White House
  • Hickory Hill
  • Attorney general
  • JFK : in pursuit of peace
  • A farewell to Camelot
  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy
  • The final campaign
  • Lem
  • My mother.
"[The] third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators--Teddy, Bobby, and Jack--one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the United States. We meet Allen Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover, two men whose agencies posed the principal threats to American democracy and values. Their power struggles with the Kennedys underpinned all the defining conflicts of the era. We live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, when insubordinate spies and belligerent generals in the Pentagon and Moscow brought the world to the cliff edge of nuclear war. At Hickory Hill in Virginia, where RFK Jr. grew up, we encounter the celebrities who gathered at the second most famous address in Washington, members of what would later become known as America's Camelot. Through his father's role as attorney general we get an insider's look as growing tensions over civil rights led to pitched battles in the streets and 16,000 federal troops were called in to enforce desegregation at Ole Miss. We see growing pressure to fight wars in Southeast Asia to stop communism. We relive the assassination of JFK, RFK's run for the presidency that was cut short by his own death, and the aftermath of those murders on the Kennedy family. These pages come...to life with intimate stories of RFK Jr.'s own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them but also with his mother and father, with his own struggles with addiction, and with the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons."-- Dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
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415 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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259 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue: 1989
  • Other people
  • Halloween
  • Kansas
  • Sweetheart of the rodeo
  • Finding the cure for cancer
  • Epilogue: 1989.
In the 1980s, somewhere in Austin, Helton was young, married, and jobless. After a few strung-out years trying to make it as a writer, he was caught in a cycle of drunken, coked-up nights, crashing on friends' couches and looking for money in the morning. Succumbing to the daunting reality of what it means to support both himself and a troubled marriage, he became a housepainter. He sold pumpkins on the side of the road, delivered firewood, ran a crew of illegal immigrants hauling railroad ties across the empty plains of Kansas, and then he painted even more. Despair is transformed into resilience as Helton insightfully narrates his wayward years, enduring hateful employers and mind-numbing manual labor. Along the way, the people toiling beneath the saccharine veneer of wealth that was the Reagan years are brought to vivid life: the ambitious and the lazy, the potheads and the racists, as well as Vietnam vets too shaken to hold a paintbrush and deadbeat fathers straining to pay child support. With intoxicating, blase-faire sentiment, Helton shows that everyone-from the beauties at the rodeo to the lowest laborers-is tethered by a common desire to just pay the bills and balm the loneliness. A raw and moving account, Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions captures a microcosm of left-behind America that straddles a dangerous line between ruin and redemption.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631492877 20180213
Green Library
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329 pages ; 22 cm.
  • La biographie entre histoire et fiction -- Biographies et exemplarité -- Vers la biographie littéraire en France. Les cas de Marguerite de Navarre et de Rabelais -- Rabelais, esquisses et esquives -- La vie publique des écrivains. L'exemple de Montaigne -- La biographie de Montaigne : pour comprendre les Essais. À propos du Montaigne de Philippe Desan -- Pour une approche archéologique de la biographie littéraire -- "Pourquoi je n'ai pas écrit la biographie de Molière". Notes sur les démarches et usages du biographique -- Toussaint Louverture, le Grand Précurseur. De la légende aux réalités : une biographie pour l'histoire -- Des biographies de Toussaint Louverture. Histoire, mythologie ou littérature ? -- À la marge d'une biographie : Alexandre Dumas -- Lire les biographies d'Alexandre Dumas par lui-même -- Écrire une biographie de Balzac pour le grand public. Enjeux et problèmes -- Comment Balzac entra en biographie -- Dire l'existence de Marcel Proust -- Une biographie du processus de la création est-elle possible ? À propos du cas de Proust -- Écrire la biographie d'André Gide depuis le XVIe siècle -- André Gide : biographie d'une écriture -- La biographie comme combat -- A propos du Roland Barthes de Tiphaine Samoyault. La proaïrésis.
"Quel critique n'a jamais recouru à la biographie d'un écrivain dans l'espoir d'y trouver des clefs secrètes de son oeuvre ? La vie des auteurs nous permet de découvrir des relations réelles ou imaginaires entre leur for intérieur et leur production littéraire. Les contributions à ce volume visent à questionner l'objet de l'oeuvre littéraire dans son rapport à la vie de son auteur : que sait la biographie ? Quels choix fait-elle ? La prolifération des biographies prouve la pertinence de la réhabilitation d'un genre jadis jugé désuet et dépassé, mais elle suscite aussi quelques interrogations et soupçons. On assiste aujourd'hui à une résurgence de biographies qui tentent de redéfinir le genre."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xii, 105 pages ; 22 cm
This volume explores a web of complex relationships between body and mind, discussing the efforts of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to define, to achieve, or to reject the "normal"; and, in some cases, to put something else in its place. After considering the problems arising from other people's perceptions of non-standard bodies, the book turns to gender: is it written "upon the body", established at birth, determined only by physical traits and distinguished by material things such as clothes; or is it written "within the body", defined through the subject's own feelings? It considers what happens when "males" consider themselves "female", and "females" consider themselves "male".It concludes with the analysis of four books, by different authors with different sexual orientations. Two of these volumes might be considered "genuine autobiographies", while the other two are novels which include numerous autobiographical features that reflect the authors' own thoughts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527505667 20180409
Green Library
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x, 148 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction - Body Language: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing G. Thomas Couser 1. The Illness Essay Ann Jurecic 2. View from the Sickroom: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Writing Women's Lives of Illness Janine Utell 3. Mindful Skin: Disability and the Ethics of Touch in Life Writing Susannah Mintz 4. Life Writing and Graphic Narratives Krista Quesenberry and Susan Merrill Squier 5. Interactions: Disability, Trauma, and the Autobiography Margaret Rose Torrell 6. Life Writing and Dementia Care: A Project to Assist those `with Dementia' to Tell their Stories Richard Freeman and Paula Bain Reflections 7. `Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now': Cancer and a Virtual Relationship Hugh Kiernan 8. `But That's Just What You Can't Do': Personal Reflections on the Construction and Management of Identity Following a Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome Joanne Limburg.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693081 20180530
As much as we may like to evade them, illness and disability inescapably attend human embodiment - we are all vulnerable subjects. So it might seem natural and inevitable that the most universal, most democratic, form of literature - autobiography - should address these common features of human experience. Yet for the most part, autobiographical writing expressive of illness and disability remained quite uncommon until the second half of the twentieth century, when it flourished concurrently with successive civil rights movements. Women's liberation, with its signature manifesto Our Bodies Ourselves, supported the breast cancer narrative; the gay rights movement encouraged AIDS narrative in response to a deadly epidemic; and the disability rights movement stimulated a surge in narratives of various disabilities. Conversely, the narratives helped to advance the respective rights movements. Such writing, then, has been representative in two senses of the term: aesthetic (mimetic) and political (acting on behalf of). It has done, and continues to do, important cultural work. This volume explores this phenomenon using the latest critical theories and from the perspectives of patients and creative writers as well as academics. It attends to the problematic intersection of trauma and disability; it encompasses graphic narratives, essays, and diaries, as well as full-length memoirs; and it examines the ethical as well as the aesthetic dimensions of narrative. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693081 20180530
Green Library
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131 pages : 1 illustration, 1 map ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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710 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
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424 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Grace Kennan Warnecke, daughter of famed U.S. diplomat and historian George F. Kennan, offers a telling memoir of her father and her family life lived throughout the tumultuous Cold War era and beyond. She presents an insider's perspective on important events during the twentieth century, and keenly recounts life as an American living in the Soviet Union at a time of great political uncertainty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822945208 20180514
Green Library

15. Educated : a memoir [2018]

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xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Jacket flap.
Green Library
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416 pages ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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247 pages : chart ; 24 cm.
  • Histoire et biographie -- Quand trois patrons se racontent... -- Trois hommes et trois sources -- Quand trois patrons se racontent... milieux sociaux, formations, entreprises -- Histoires de vies -- Regards sur l'histoire -- Biographies multiplicatrices : l'événement de la Première Guerre mondiale dans la vie des artistes modernistes -- Péripéties -- Devenir un théoricien de l'art -- Unique ou représentatif -- L'histoire dans la tête -- Biographie et généalogie : le cas des biographies d'Abraham Lincoln -- Quelles sont les (res)sources des biographes ? -- Les enjeux biographiques et les décisions du biographe -- Généalogie des études lincolniennes -- Avatars littéraires de la biographie -- Formes du récit de vie dans la poésie italienne contemporaine : Attilio Bertolucci, Elio Pagliarani et Alberto Bellocchio -- L'écriture biographique et la poésie -- La camera da letto d'Attilio Bertolucci (1911-2000) : entre l'autobiographie, l'autofiction et la biographie familiale -- L'écriture biographique dans La ragazza Carla d'Elio Pagliarani (1927-2012) -- La biographie familiale dans Il libro della famiglia d'Alberto Bellocchio (né en 1936) -- Virginia Woolf et le pari de la "nouvelle biographie" : rendre le fait créatif -- Les essais de Woolf sur la biographie -- Fait et méthode : les mécanismes du fait créatif -- De la théorie à la praxis : le fait créatif dans Orlando -- Freud anti-biographe : violence et vanité du biographique -- Tàn Dà, un poète vietnamien : une biographie -- Une relation à trois -- Une relation de raison -- Une promesse de vérité -- Sources et documents -- Illusion documentaire -- Concours des humanités numériques -- Construction de l'espace social -- Quelle biographie ? -- Une vie ordinaire -- Trajectoire dans un espace littéraire -- Autobiographie et autofiction -- D'autres vies dans la mienne : l'écriture (auto)biographique de Jerome Charyn -- Profession autobiographe -- Biographie/biofiction familiale : la vie des miens -- Biographe et ventriloque -- Autobiographie, autofiction et poésie chez Gao Xingjian -- Le double de Mo Yan dans La Dure Loi du karma et Le Pays de l'alcool -- L'aventure du moi dans la littérature vietnamienne contemporaine -- Une lente gestation -- La guerre à l'épreuve de la subjectivité -- L'Avènement du moi -- Biographies et sociétés -- La biographie comme outil dans l'étude des migrations sud-est asiatiques -- De l'usage des biographies dans l'étude des migrations -- Le récit de vie comme révélateur et révélation -- De la biographie comme portrait et de la nature du portrait -- Etel Adnan : "Où sommes-nous ?" -- Les espaces sensibles du visuel -- Une écriture de combat -- L'impossible retour -- Penser l'exil, penser l'identité.
"Les études biographiques ont depuis la fin du siècle dernier beaucoup intéressé les sciences sociales, et laissé dans une relative indifférence la science littéraire. Ce champ de recherche ne s'est jamais véritablement constitué en France comme une quasi discipline, à l'instar de ce qui dans le monde anglophone et sur un plan international porte le nom de life writing. Ce champ émergent englobe la biographie, l'autobiographie, les mémoires et les récits de vie de toute sorte. À l'heure où il convient d'affiner la définition de ces objets de recherche, les études biographiques, parce qu'elles posent à nouveau la question du sujet et de l'envers de la fiction, apparaissent comme un carrefour, à la croisée des lettres, des sciences humaines et des études qui portent sur les aires culturelles."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xxiii, 350 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • 1 Introduction-- Clare Brant and George Rousseau.- I HILL & LIVES.- 2 The Biographer's Tale: Second Thoughts of a Biographer-- George Rousseau.- 3 The Propagation of Lives: Sir John Who?-- Clare Brant.- 4 Sir John Hill and Friendship-- Emrys Jones.- II HILL & LITERATURE.- 5 John Hill and Mary Cooper: A Case Study in Eighteenth-Century Publishing-- Beverley Schneller.- 6 "The Ravished Organs of the Attentive Audience": John Hill and Christopher Smart-- Min Wild.- 7 "Unassisted Hill": Churchill's Satire and the Fate of the Virtuoso-- Adam Rounce.- 8 The Erotic Satires of Sir John Hill-- Julie Peakman.- III HILL & PUBLIC PLACES.- 9 The Doctor as Man of Letters: mid-Georgian Transformations-- George Rousseau.- 10 Coffee-house Sociability, Science and Public Life in John Hill's The Inspector-- Markman Ellis.- 11 The Inspector at Large: Sir John Hill's Interrogation of London Space-- Chris Ewers.- IV HILL & SCIENCES.- 12 A Dwarf on Giant's Shoulders: Hill the Geologist-- Christopher J. Duffin.- 13 Sir John Hill as Botanist: The Vegetable System-- Brent Elliott.- 14 John Hill, Exotic Botany and the Competitive World of Eighteenth-Century Horticulture-- Sarah Easterby-Smith.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137580535 20180205
This multi-disciplinary essay collection explores the controversial life and achievements of Sir John Hill (1714-1775), a prolific contributor to Georgian England's literature, medicine and science. By the time he died, he had been knighted by the Swedish monarch and become a household name among scientists and writers throughout Britain and Europe. In 1750s London he was a celebrity, but he was also widely vilified.Hill, an important writer of urban space, also helped define London through his periodicals and fictions. As well as examining his significance and achievements, this book makes Hill a means of exploring the lively intellectual and public world of London in the 1750s where rivalries abounded, and where clubs, societies, coffee-houses, theatres and pleasure gardens shaped fame and fortunes. By investigating one individual's intersections with his metropolis, Fame and Fortune restores Hill to view and contributes new understandings of the forms and functions of eighteenth-century intellectual worlds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137580535 20180205
Green Library
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xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, "Do you have a family history of illness?"-a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and spurred him to investigate his family's medical past. In this deeply personal narrative, he constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder, weaving together his dying grandfather's sneaking a cigarette in a shed on the family's Montana farm, blood fractionation experiments in Europe during World War II, and nineteenth-century cholera outbreaks that ravaged small American towns as his ancestors were making their way west. A Family History of Illness is a gritty historical memoir that examines the body's immune system and microbial composition as well as the biological and cultural origins of memory and history, offering a startling, fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves. In his own search, Walker soon realizes that this broader scope is more valuable than a strictly medical family history. He finds that family legacies shape us both physically and symbolically, forming the root of our identity and values, and he urges us to renew our interest in the past or risk misunderstanding ourselves and the world around us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295743035 20180423
Green Library
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x, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library