By Marguerite Holloway '88JRN
John Randel Jr. (1787–1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned for his inventiveness as well as for his bombast and irascibility, Randel was central to Manhattan’s development but died in financial ruin. Telling Randel’s engrossing and dramatic life story for the first time, this eye-opening biography introduces an unheralded pioneer of American engineering and mapmaking.
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|Title||Author name||Affiliation||School||Class Year||Genre||Subject|
||Night Thoughts: 70 Dream Poems & Notes From an Analysis||Sarah Arvio||Alumni||School of the Arts||Poetry||Poetry|
||Young God||Katherine Faw Morris||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||Fiction|
||Songs Only You Know: A Memoir||Sean Madigan Hoen||Alumni||School of the Arts||Non-fiction||Memoir|
||Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life||Cara Caddoo||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||Non-fiction||History|
||Mohawks on the Nile: Journey of the Warrior Spirit||Joseph Jacobs||Alumni||General Studies||Non-fiction||Memoir|
||A Concise History of Economists' Assumptions about Markets: From Adam Smith to Joseph Schumpeter||Robert E. Mitchell||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||Non-fiction||Research & Studies|
||Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist||Jonathan Gross||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||Non-fiction||Biography & Autobiography|
||The Scatter Here is Too Great||Bilal Tanweer||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||Fiction|
||Broken Open||Robin Reinach||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||Fiction|
||Dreaming of Freud||Sheila Kohler||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||