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Kuklick, Bruce 1941-

Works: 74 works in 347 publications in 1 language and 16,633 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR110, 191
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Most widely held works about Bruce Kuklick
Most widely held works by Bruce Kuklick
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
A history of philosophy in America, 1720-2000 by Bruce Kuklick( )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Calvinism and Jonathan Edwards, Joseph Bellamy, Nathaniel William Taylor, John Witherspoon, James Marsh, Noah Porter, John Stuart Mill, Charles Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, John Dewey, Wilfrid Sellars, Rudolph Carnap, Herbert Marcuse, Nelson Goodman, W.V.O. Quine, Thomas Kuhn, Richard Rorty, the influence of Darwin's ideas, and more
Blind oracles : intellectuals and war from Kennan to Kissinger by Bruce Kuklick( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this analysis, historian Bruce Kuklick examines the role of intellectuals in foreign policymaking. He recounts the history of the development of ideas about strategy and foreign policy during a critical period in American history: the era of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. The book looks at how the country's foremost thinkers advanced their ideas during this time of United States expansionism, a period that culminated in the Vietnam War and detente with the Soviets. Beginning with George Kennan after World War II, and concluding with Henry Kissinger and the Vietnam War, Kuklick examines the role of both institutional policymakers such as those at The Rand Corporation and Harvard's Kennedy School, and individual thinkers including Paul Nitze, McGeorge Bundy, and Walt Rostow."--Jacket
The rise of American philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930 by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the rise of American philosophy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930
Churchmen and philosophers : from Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kuklick traces the continuities between early American theology and scientific philosophy. This book outlines the speculative discourse of New England Congregational Calvinism. The intellectual tradition began with Edwards in the middle of the eighteenth century and concluded with Dewey at the end of the nineteenth. The central protagonists are Trinitarian Congregationalists: Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Hopkins, Nathaniel Emmons, Nathaniel William Taylor, Horace Bushnell, Edwards Amasa Park, the orthodox "progressives" at the Congregational Andover Seminary in the 1880s, and John Dewey. - Publisher
Puritans in Babylon : the ancient Near East and American intellectual life, 1880-1930 by Bruce Kuklick( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 1880s through the 1920s a motley collection of American scholars, soldiers of fortune, institutional bureaucrats, and financiers created the academic fields that give us our knowledge of the ancient Near East. Bruce Kuklick's new book begins with the story of the initial adventure of these determined investigators - a twelve-year dig near the Biblical Babylon, at Nippur, conducted at intervals from 1888 through 1900 and bankrolled by the Babylonian Exploration Fund. To unearth tens of thousands of cuneiform tablets, the leaders of this venture faced harsh living conditions in the desert and an academic war of each against all that was quickly begun at the site itself. As their knowledge increased, they risked their personal religious beliefs in the search for historical truth. Kuklick discusses their tribulations to illuminate two other contemporary developments: first, the maturation of the American university, particularly in contrast to its German counterpart, and second, the influence of religious-secular conflict on the ways in which Western scholarship appropriated or appreciated other cultures
Political writings by Thomas Paine( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge:Common Sense; Rights of Man; The age of Reason; Agrarian justice
American policy and the division of Germany; the clash with Russia over reparations by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black philosopher, white academy : the career of William Fontaine by Bruce Kuklick( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when almost all African American college students attended black colleges, philosopher William Fontaine was the only black member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty - and quite possibly the only black member of any faculty in the Ivy League. Little is known about Fontaine, but his predicament was common to African American professionals and intellectuals at a critical time in the history of civil rights and race relations in the United States." "Black Philosopher; White Academy is at once a biographical sketch of a man caught up in the issues and the dilemmas of race in the middle of the last century; a portrait of a salient aspect of academic life then; and an intellectual history of a period in African American life and letters, the discipline of philosophy, and the American academy. It is also a meditation on the sources available to a practicing historian and, frustratingly, the sources that are not. Bruce Kuklick stays close to the slim packet of evidence left on Fontaine's life and career but also strains against its limitations to extract the largest possible insights into the life of the elusive Fontaine."--BOOK JACKET
Josiah Royce: an intellectual biography by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good ruler : from Herbert Hoover to Richard Nixon by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political history of the USA : one nation under God by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fresh and engaging account of America's history from European contact to the election of Barack Obama. Bruce Kuklick's straightforward yet authoritative narrative, provides a clear and concise way through the complexities of American history without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. The book places politics in the context of religious culture and tries to account for the assertive expansion at the heart of the development of the U.S. Supported by wide-ranging examples, extracts from primary sources, maps, photos and illustrations, this compelling yet balanced account of America's political, cultural and religious history will be core reading for undergraduate students of American history"--Provided by publisher
To every thing a season : Shibe Park and urban Philadelphia, 1909-1976 by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious advocacy and American history( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Advocacy and American History explores the general question of bias and objectivity in higher learning from the perspective of the role of religious convictions in the study of American history. The contributors to this book, many of whom are leading historians of American religion and culture, address primarily two related questions. First, how do personal religious convictions influence one's own research, writing, and teaching? And, second, what place should personal beliefs have within American higher education?
Pragmatism by William James( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<U> Contents: </U><BR /><BR /> Introduction, Bibliography and Textual Note<BR /><BR /> Lecture I: The Present Dilemma in Philosophy<BR /><BR /> Lecture II: What Pragmatism Means<BR /><BR /> Lecture III: Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered<BR /><BR /> Lecture IV: The One and the Many<BR /><BR /> Lecture V: Pragmatism and Common Sense<BR /><BR /> Lecture VI: Pragmatism''s Conception of Truth<BR /><BR /> Lecture VII: Pragmatism and Humanism<BR /><BR /> Lecture VIII: Pragmatism and Religion
Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba by E Gerard( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Belgium relinquished colonial control of the Congo in June 1960, a charismatic thirty-five-year-old African nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became prime minister of the new republic. Yet stability immediately broke down. A mutinous Congolese Army spread havoc, while Katanga Province in southeast Congo seceded altogether. Belgium dispatched its military to protect its citizens, and the United Nations soon intervened with its own peacekeeping troops. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, both the Soviet Union and the United States maneuvered to turn the crisis to their Cold War advantage. A coup in September secretly aided by the UN toppled Lumumba's government. In January 1961, armed men drove Lumumba to a secluded corner of the Katanga bush, stood him up beside a hastily dug grave, and shot him. His rule as Africa's first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. Fifty years later, the murky circumstances and tragic symbolism of Lumumba's assassination still trouble many people around the world. Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick pursue events through a web of international politics, revealing a tangled history in which many people black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American bear responsibility for this crime
The fighting Sullivans : how Hollywood and the military make heroes by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The five Sullivan brothers, at their insistence, were assigned to the same ship in World War II. Predictably when the ship was blown up they all were killed. The Navy buried their mistake in allowing all five to serve on the same ship by turning the five brothers into heroes, complete with a ship named after them, a Hollywood movie, and news coverage that turned five shiftless losers into great American heroes. Kuklick tells the story of who they were, what happened to them, and how they were transformed into heroes by the war publicity machine and Hollywood. He focuses a lot on the film The Fighting Sullivans telling how it got made, how it related to the use of Hollywood in the effort to promote the war, and how the film and the brothers' story was received. He also tells about the continuing half-life of their fame as their dying hometown, Waterloo, Iowa, tried to capitalize on their fame, much to the chagrin of some of some townspeople who remember the real Sullivan brothers. This is a book about the manufacture of heroes in war-time America."--Provided by publisher
The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences -- all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James' pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations one the individual and the divine
The Unitarian controversy, 1819-1823 by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine by Bruce Kuklick( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writings, 1902-1910
A history of philosophy in America, 1720-2000Blind oracles : intellectuals and war from Kennan to KissingerThe rise of American philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930Puritans in Babylon : the ancient Near East and American intellectual life, 1880-1930Political writingsBlack philosopher, white academy : the career of William FontaineA political history of the USA : one nation under GodTo every thing a season : Shibe Park and urban Philadelphia, 1909-1976
Alternative Names
Bruce Kuklick American historian

Bruce Kuklick Amerikaans historicus

Bruce Kuklick historiador estadounidense

Kuklick, Bruce

Kuklick, Bruce Richard 1941-

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