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  • 'Free Artist': The Story of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199745705
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1939
  • Biography: The Craft and the Calling

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299760875
    • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1969
  • Family Portrait

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199018342
    • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1970
    With illustrations.
  • Four Portraits and One Subject: Bernard DeVoto

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199866820
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1963
    The Historian by Catherine Drinker Bowen, The Writer by Edith R. Mirrielees, The Citizen by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Personality by Wallace Stegner, with a bibliography of his writings prepared by Julius P. Barclay with the collaboration of Elaine Helmer Parnie.
  • Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823215386
    • Publisher: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: January 1993
  • Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823215379
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: January 1993
    The portrait Bowen paints of this controversial man, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward life and actions of Bacon with the seemingly contradictory aspects of his refined philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of England, Bacon was impeached by Parliament for taking bribes in office, convicted, and banished from London and the law courts. In a prayer Bacon composed during the interval following his punishment, he reveals that the dichotomy of his existence was no more deeply felt than by himself, and he readily admits that his obligations to society were not as suited to his nature as the study of philosophy, science, and law.Modern scholars hold Bacon's philosophical works, Novum Organum, Advancement of Learning, and The New Atlantis, as his greatest achievements. Bowen's story reveals a man whose genius it was not to immerse himself in the rigor of scientific experimentation, but to realize what questions science should ask, and thereby reach beyond the status quo and appeal to the wider imagination of his generation. In his writings, Bacon challenged established social and religious orders, raised questions about the mind/body relation and the role of dreams, and foresaw the development of the modern research university. It is Bacon's legacy to have gone beyond his age and, out of pure intuition, anticipate the concerns of future generations.
  • Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316103985
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: September 1986
    This book is a history of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia that resulted in the Constitution of the United States.

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