Richard B. Schwartz Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Books

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Samuel Johnson and The New Science

Runner-up, Inaugural Gustave O. Arlt Prize for the best book in a branch of the Humanities, Council of Graduate Schools

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Daily Life in Johnson’s London

Selected for the ‘Landmark 75’ list—the 75 most influential and successful books in the University of Wisconsin Press’s publishing history

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The Biggest City in America

Cited by CHOICE as one of the “Significant University Press Titles, 1999-2000”

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Nice and Noir

“Opinionated but always fascinating, shrewd and smart, but always readable.” — THE THRILLING DETECTIVE

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The Wounds That Heal

“The authors succeed in spades, expanding our understanding of heroism . . . their vision is broad . . . (providing) a valuable stock of inspiring material.” — Martin Northway, NEWCITY LIT

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Postwar Higher Education in America

“Of the many recent histories of American higher education, Schwartz’s is by a good margin the best—not so much for its narration of the bare-bone facts as for the sensibility of the author.” — Peter Wood, ACADEMIC QUESTIONS

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Samuel Johnson

and The Problem of Evil

“One of the most brilliant and valuable contributions to the study of Johnson’s thought we have had for many a day.” Donald Greene, MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW

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Theory and Tradition

in Eighteenth-Century Studies

“To judge from this spirited volume, practitioners of the ‘old historicism’ in eighteenth-century studies are alive and well—and as ready as ever to do battle against academic fads and shortcuts.”Frederick Crews

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Accidental Soldier

A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era

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Boswell’s Johnson

A Preface to the Life

“The book is written with intelligence and conviction, a clear and responsible articulation of Boswell’s achievement as a biographer.”William R. Siebenschuh, MODERN PHILOLOGY

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After the Death of Literature

“An eminent Johnsonian shrewdly applies the commonsensical principles of Johnson to major topics of the so-called cultural wars.” — Robert D. Spector, WORLD LITERATURE IN REVIEW

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The Plays of Arthur Murphy

A Collection of 18th Century Plays

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Is A College Education Still Worth the Price?

Non-Fiction Books

Samuel Johnson and the new science book cover
Dail Life in Johnson's London book cover
The Biggest City in America book cover
Nice and Noir book cover

Samuel Johnson and The New Science

Runner-up, Inaugural Gustave O. Arlt Prize for the best book in a branch of the Humanities, Council of Graduate Schools

Buy on Amazon.com

Daily Life in Johnson’s London

Selected for the ‘Landmark 75’ list—the 75 most influential and successful books in the University of Wisconsin Press’s publishing history

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy at Barnes and Noble

The Biggest City in America

Cited by CHOICE as one of the “Significant University Press Titles, 1999-2000”

Buy on Amazon.com

Nice and Noir

“Opinionated but always fascinating, shrewd and smart, but always readable.” — THE THRILLING DETECTIVE

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy at Barnes and Noble

Wounds That Heal book cover
Postwar Education in America book cover
Samuel Johnson book cover
Theory and Tradition Book cover

The Wounds That Heal

“The authors succeed in spades, expanding our understanding of heroism . . . their vision is broad . . . (providing) a valuable stock of inspiring material.” — Martin Northway, NEWCITY LIT

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy at Barnes and Noble

Postwar Higher Education in America

“Of the many recent histories of American higher education, Schwartz’s is by a good margin the best—not so much for its narration of the bare-bone facts as for the sensibility of the author.” — Peter Wood, ACADEMIC QUESTIONS

Buy on Amazon

Buy on Barnes and Noble

Samuel Johnson

and The Problem of Evil

“One of the most brilliant and valuable contributions to the study of Johnson’s thought we have had for many a day.” Donald Greene, MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW

Buy on Amazon.com

Theory and Tradition

in Eighteenth-Century Studies

“To judge from this spirited volume, practitioners of the ‘old historicism’ in eighteenth-century studies are alive and well—and as ready as ever to do battle against academic fads and shortcuts.”Frederick Crews

Buy on Amazon

Accidental Solider book cover
Boswells-Johnson book cover
After the Death of Literature book cover
The Plays of Arhur Murphy book cover

Accidental Soldier

A Reserve Officer at West Point in the Vietnam Era

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy at Barnes and Noble

Boswell’s Johnson

A Preface to the Life

“The book is written with intelligence and conviction, a clear and responsible articulation of Boswell’s achievement as a biographer.”William R. Siebenschuh, MODERN PHILOLOGY

Buy on Amazon.com

After the Death of Literature

“An eminent Johnsonian shrewdly applies the commonsensical principles of Johnson to major topics of the so-called cultural wars.” — Robert D. Spector, WORLD LITERATURE IN REVIEW

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy at Barnes and Noble

The Plays of Arthur Murphy

A Collection of 18th Century Plays

Buy on Amazon.com

College Education Worth the Price book cover

Is A College Education Still Worth the Price?

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