My Books

Foreign Friend: My Life With The Geniuses Who Made Modern China

Foreign Friend is an unabashed love letter to China’s society and culture, written from the point of view of someone with no political or ideological agenda. Spanning the period from 1982-1989, and seen through the hearts and minds of the people who created an economic miracle, my book pays homage to a China that no …

The Dream Chamber

The Dream Chamber is a full-length work of memoir shaped as a novel. The story is told from the perspective and in the voice of the child – me – whose life it narrates. My family emigrated from a shtetl in Ukraine to the United States at the turn of the century. The Dream Chamber …

Joseph Conrad and the Literature of Personality

My book-length study of Joseph Conrad’s genius, its sources, and its enormous significance in the modern moral imagination is available from Amazon. For a sample chapter and ordering information, please click the link below:

J. S. Mill: The Evolution of a Genius

My biographical study of John Stuart Mill’s life, work, and extraordinary heroism is available  from Amazon. For a sample chapter and ordering information, please click the following link: https://www.amazon.com/J-S-Mill-Evolution-Genius/dp/081300814X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513611217&sr=1-1&keywords=J.S.+Mill+Peter+Glassman