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TABLE OF CONTENTS
African-American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . 3
African Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
American Studies & Politics . . . . . . . . . . 4
Anthropology & Archaeology . . . . . . . . 9
Architecture & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Special Section:
Ceramics & Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Art & Art History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Asian & Pacific Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Classical Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Special Section:
Library of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cultural Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Eastern Religion & Philosophy . . . . . . . 24
Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
European History & Politics . . . . . . . . . 27
Film & Media Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Health & Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Jewish Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Latin American & Caribbean Studies . . 38
Linguistics & Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Literary Theory & Criticism . . . . . . . . . 39
Literature, Poetry & Drama . . . . . . . . . 42
Medieval Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies . . . . 45
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Natural History & Environmental
Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Political Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Political Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Psychology & Cognitive Science . . . . . . 62
Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Science, Technology & Mathematics . . 66
Sociology & Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Urban Studies & Geography . . . . . . . . . 71
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AFRICAN-AM ERICAN STU DI ES
✪ 156434 BLACK PANTHERS 1968
Bingham, Howard L.
Working on a story for Life magazine,
photographer Howard Bingham and
writer Gilbert Moore followed the Black
Panthers for months, only to have the
story pulled due to a disagreement
between Moore and the magazine. This
volume, which includes interviews with
Bingham and Moore, presents the historic results of their assignment for the first time. 192pgs. •
2009
◆ • Ammo Books • C • $44.95 / $9.98
155291 LIFT EVERY VOICE: The
NAACP and the Making of the Civil
Rights Movement
Sullivan, Patricia
The first major history of America's oldest
civil rights organization. Sullivan unearths
the little-known early decades of the
NAACP's activism, telling stories of personal bravery, legal brilliance, and political maneuvering, then moves into the critical postwar era, when the NAACP knocked out the legal
underpinnings of the segregation system and set the stage for
the final assault on Jim Crow. 544pgs. • 2009
▲ • New Press • C • $29.95 / $7.98
✪ 104475 THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO THE AFRICAN
AMERICAN SLAVE NARRATIVE
Fisch, Audrey A., ed.
The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African-American literary studies and an invaluable record
of the experience and history of slavery
in the US. This Companion examines
the slave narrative's relation to British
and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and
the larger African American literary tradition. 266pgs. •
2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $18.98
104332 THE NEW NEGRO: Readings on Race,
Representation, and African American Culture, 18921938
Gates, Henry Louis & Gene Andrew Jarrett, eds.
Collects more than 100 essays published between 1892 and
1938 that examine issues of race and representation in
African-American culture. These readings -- by writers including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Van Vechten,
Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright -- discuss the trope
of the New Negro, and the milieu in which this figure existed,
from almost every conceivable angle. 608pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $15.98
113356 FREE AT LAST: A Documentary History of
Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War
Berlin, Ira, et al., eds.
These letters, personal testimonies, official transcripts, and
other records convey the struggle of black men and women to
overthrow the slave system, to aid the Union cause as laborers
and soldiers, and to give meaning to their newly won freedom
in a war-torn nation. 608pgs. • 1995
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125940 GOD'S LONG SUMMER: Stories of Faith and
Civil Rights
Marsh, Charles
In the summer of 1964, as the turmoil of the civil rights movement reached its peak in Mississippi, activists across the political spectrum claimed that God was on their side in the struggle. Through the emotionally charged stories of a wide range
of activists, Marsh invites us to consider the movement anew,
as a powerful yet protean religious force driving social action.
312pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $15.98
112447 HARLEM ON MY MIND: Cultural Capital of
Black America, 1900-1968
Schoener, Allon, ed.
Originally published in 1969 as the catalogue to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of the same name,
this volume is as compelling today as it was when first published. It includes photographs of Harlem's literary lights,
politicians, and musicians as well as the everyday folk who
gave life to this legendary community. 258pgs. • 2007
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113367 REMEMBERING SLAVERY: African Americans
Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and
Emancipation
Berlin, Ira, et al., eds.
This book and accompanying MP3-CD draw on the thousands of recorded interviews conducted with ex-slaves in
the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writers'
Project -- the only known recordings of Americans who
experienced enslavement. 359pgs. • 2007
▲ • New Press • P • $29.95 / $8.98
✪ 112442 REMEMBERING JIM CROW: African
Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South
Chafe, William Henry, et al.
The sequel to the award-winning Remembering Slavery, this
groundbreaking book-and-CD set of interviews about the
segregation-era South provides an extraordinary opportunity to read and hear the voices of black southerners who
were firsthand witnesses to some of the most heartbreaking
and troubling chapters in America's history. 400pgs. •
2001
▲ • New Press • C • $55.00 / $12.98
113008 SLAVES WITHOUT MASTERS: The Free Negro in
the Antebellum South
Berlin, Ira
First published 1974, this volume tells the moving story of the
quarter of a million free black men and women who lived in
the South before the Civil War, portraying "with careful scholarship, acute analysis, and admirable historical imagination"
(The New Republic) their struggle for community, economic
independence, and education within an oppressive society.
428pgs. • 2007
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AFRICAN STU DIES
049096 AFRICA AND AFRICANS IN
THE MAKING OF THE ATLANTIC
WORLD, 1400-1800
SECOND EDITION
Thornton, John
Focusing on the causes and consequences
of the slave trade in Africa, Europe, and the
New World, Thornton examines the
dynamics that made slaves so invaluable to
the European colonizers. 340pgs. • 1998
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $16.98
104858 FISCAL DISOBEDIENCE: An
Anthropology of Economic Regulation
in Central Africa
Roitman, Janet L.
Focusing on economic practices in the
Chad Basin, Janet Roitman combines thorough ethnographic fieldwork with sophisticated analysis of key ideas of political
economy to examine the contentious
nature of fiscal relationships between the
state and its citizens. 216pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $19.98
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✪ 157198 HOW GOD BECAME
AFRICAN
Haar, Gerrie ter
While Africans have wholeheartedly
adopted Christian symbols, scriptures,
and traditions, they have also drawn
from the rich history of the continent's
indigenous spiritual beliefs. In this volume, Gerrie ter Haar focuses in particular on the importance of African
beliefs about the spirit world and spiritual power and their
relationship with Christianity. 136pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $34.95 / $12.98
087374 REVERSING SAIL: A History
of the African Diaspora
Gomez, Michael A.
A concise examination of the migrations
and dispersals of African peoples from
antiquity to the modern era. It explores the
experiences of Africans in the
Mediterranean and Islamic worlds before
1492, as well as their enslavement and
involuntary migration to the New World
empires of the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, and
English. 248pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $28.99 / $15.98
AM ERICAN STU DI ES & POLITICS
151871 AGE OF GREED: The Triumph of Finance and
the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present
Madrick, Jeff
A vividly told history of how, over the course of 40 years, greed
has come to dominate American political and economic life.
As Madrick makes clear, the single-minded pursuit of concentrated wealth has been led driven by a few individuals who
have argued that self-interest guides society more effectively
than community concerns. 480pgs. • 2011
◆ • Knopf • C • $30.00 / $7.98
✪ 157213 AMERICAN CAPITALISM: Social Thought
and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century
Lichtenstein, Nelson, ed.
Presents thirteen thought-provoking essays that explain
how a variety of individuals engaged with anxieties about
the seismic economic changes that took place in postwar
America. The essays consider figures from C. L. R. James
and John Kenneth Galbraith to Peter Drucker and Ayn
Rand, and topics ranging from theories of Cold War "convergence" to the rise of the philanthropic Right. 392pgs. •
2007
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148580 AMERICAN COLOSSUS: The
Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
Brands, H. W.
In a grand-scale narrative history, Brand
captures the decades when capitalism was
at its most unbridled, and when a handful
of wealthy businessmen led the transformation of America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The result is an
unforgettable portrait of the epochal contest between democracy and capitalism, one in which the latter ultimately triumphed. 624pgs. • 2010
◆ • Doubleday • C • $35.00 / $8.98
135604 AMERICAN CREATION: Triumphs and Tragedies
in the Founding of the Republic
Ellis, Joseph J.
An acclaimed historian brings his unparalleled talents to this
riveting account of the early years of the Republic. Ellis casts
an incisive eye on the contributions of such luminaries as
Washington, Jefferson, and Madison and brilliantly analyzes
the failures of the founders to adequately solve the problems
of slavery and the treatment of Native Americans. 304pgs. •
2008
◆ • Vintage • P • $15.00 / $5.98
050556 AMERICAN CRUCIBLE: Race
and Nation in the Twentieth Century
Gerstle, Gary
Is the United States a social melting pot, as
our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are
white and of the "right" ancestry? In this
sweeping look at 20th-century America,
Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and
racial nationalism, arguing that both have
profoundly shaped our society. 454pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
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125445 AMERICAN SCRIPTURE: Making the
Declaration of Independence
Maier, Pauline
An examination of the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which
we live as a nation. Maier explains how the Declaration came
to be -- from its birth in the hard and tortuous struggle by
which Americans arrived at independence to the ways in
which, during the 19th century, the document itself became
sanctified. 336pgs. • 1998
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.95 / $6.98
✪ 117028 THE AMERICANS: THE NATIONAL
EXPERIENCE
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. 528pgs. • 1967
▲ • Vintage • P • $17.95 / $6.98
✪ 117026 THE AMERICANS: THE DEMOCRATIC
EXPERIENCE
Boorstin, Daniel J.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the last 100 years of
American history. 736pgs. • 1974
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140721 ANOTHER CITY: Urban Life and Urban Spaces
in the New American Republic
Upton, Dell
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, growing populations
placed new demands on every aspect of the urban landscape - streets, parks, schools, asylums, cemeteries, markets, waterfronts, and more. In this exploration of the early history of
urban architecture and design, an architectural historian
reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural,
and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the
antebellum years. 416pgs. • 2008
◆ • Yale • C • $45.00 / $15.98
MICHAEL BELLESILES
155601 1877: America's Year of
Living Violently
Bellesiles, Michael A.
In the wake of the presidential election of
1876, white supremacist mobs swept
across the South, driving out the last of
the Reconstruction state governments,
while a nationwide railroad strike seemed
close to toppling the nation's economic
structure. In this narrative, Michael
Bellesiles reveals that the fires of that fateful year also fueled a
hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. 402pgs. •
2010
▲ • New Press • C • $26.95 / $7.98
150997 A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE U. S. MILITARY:
Ordinary Soldiers Reflect on Their Experience of War
from the American Revolution to Afghanistan
Bellesiles, Michael A.
Using excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as
audio recordings, film, and blogs, this volume draws on three
centuries of firsthand encounters with combat to capture the
essence of the American military experience from the American
Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 384pgs. • 2012
▲ • New Press • C • $29.95 / $9.98
110900 BEYOND TOLERATION: The Religious Origins
of American Pluralism
Beneke, Chris
How did early Americans learn to live with differences in matters of the highest importance to them -- and how did they find
ways to articulate these differences civilly? The key, Beneke
argues, did not lie solely in the protection of religious freedom. Instead, he reveals how American culture was transformed to accommodate the religious differences within it.
305pgs. • 2006
◆ • Oxford University • C • $50.00 / $12.98
114571 A BRIGHT SHINING LIE: John Paul Vann and
America in Vietnam
Sheehan, Neil
Outspoken and fearless, John Paul Vann arrived in Vietnam in
1962, full of confidence in America's might and right to prevail. In this magisterial book, which was awarded both the
National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction,
Sheehan tells the story of Vann -- "the one irreplaceable
American in Vietnam" -- and of the tragedy that destroyed that
country and the lives of so many Americans. 896pgs. • 1989
◆ • Vintage • P • $19.95 / $8.98
126013 CHEROKEE RENASCENCE
1789-1833
McLoughlin, William G.
The most important tribe in the formative
years of the American Republic, the
Cherokee became the test case for the
Founding Fathers' determination to
Christianize and "civilize" Indians and to
incorporate them into the republic as full
citizens. Working from the perspective of
the Cherokee, rather than that of the white
policymakers, McLoughlin tells the dramatic success story of
the "renascence" of the tribe. 496pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton • P • $49.95 / $27.98
101110 THE CHINATOWN TRUNK MYSTERY:
Murder, Miscegenation and Other Dangerous
Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
Lui, Mary Ting Yi
In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of 19-yearold Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and
the nation at large. Through the lens of this unsolved murder, Mary Ting Yi Lui offers a fascinating snapshot of social
and sexual relations between Chinese and non-Chinese
populations in turn-of-the-century New York City. 320pgs.
• 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $16.98
155090 THE CHINATOWN WAR: Chinese Los Angeles
and the Massacre of 1871
Zesch, Scott
A compelling account of a little-known event which ranks
among the worst hate crimes in American history, in which
a small-scale turf war involving three Chinese gangs
exploded into a riot that engulfed the small but growing
town of Los Angeles, and a mob of white Angelenos,
spurred by racial resentment, lynched some 18 people
before order was restored. 272pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • C • $29.95 / $7.98
✪ 111317 COLD WAR TRIUMPHALISM: The Misuse of
History after the Fall of Communism
Schrecker, Ellen, ed.
Captures a generation of critical scholarship on America's rise
to global dominance after World War II. At a time when history is increasingly invoked to vindicate the war on terrorism,
neoliberal globalization, and American military ventures, this
book provides a powerful challenge to right-wing mythologizing. 329pgs. • 2006
◆ • New Press • P • $18.95 / $7.98
127620 COLONIZING HAWAI'I: The Cultural Power of
Law
Merry, Sally Engle
Reveals how indigenous Hawaiian law was displaced by a
transplanted Anglo-American law as global movements of capitalism, Christianity, and imperialism swept across the islands.
The new law brought novel systems of courts, prisons, and
conceptions of discipline and dramatically changed the marriage patterns, work lives, and sexual conduct of the indigenous people of Hawai'i. 364pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $20.98
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156087 THE OVERTHROW OF
COLONIAL SLAVERY: 1776-1848
Blackburn, Robin
By 1848 the major systems of colonial
slavery had been swept away either by
independence movements, slave revolts,
abolitionists or some combination of all
three. How did this happen?
Blackburn's history, which Eric Foner
has called "one of the finest studies of
slavery and abolition," captures the complexity of a revolutionary age in a compelling narrative. 560pgs. • 2011
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $14.98
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156149 AN UNFINISHED REVOLUTION: Karl Marx
and Abraham Lincoln
Blackburn, Robin, ed.
Divided by far more than the Atlantic Ocean, Lincoln and Marx
-- who exchanged correspondence -- agreed on the cause of
"free labor" and the urgent need to end slavery. In his introduction, Robin Blackburn argues that Lincoln's response signaled the importance of the German-American community and
the role of international communists in opposing European
recognition of the Confederacy. 272pgs. • 2011
◆ • Verso • P • $19.95 / $7.98
133717 CONCISE PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY
Kazin, Michael, et al.
This essential reference provides authoritative introductions to
some of the most important topics in American history and
politics. It provides comprehensive coverage of both the traditional topics of US political history and the broader forces that
shape American politics, including economics, religion, social
movements, race, class, and gender. 672pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $16.98
127442 A CONSTITUTION OF MANY
MINDS: Why the Founding Document
Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before
Sunstein, Cass R.
Will conservatives or liberals succeed in
remaking the court in their own image? In
this volume, an acclaimed legal scholar
proposes a bold new way of interpreting
the Constitution, one that respects its text
and history but also refuses to view the
document as frozen in time. 240pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $9.98
✪ 157211 DOOMSAYERS: Anglo-American Prophecy in
the Age of Revolution
Juster, Susan
The age of revolution, in which kings were dethroned, radical
ideals of human equality embraced, and new constitutions
written, was also the age of prophecy. Juster here examines the
culture of prophecy in Great Britain and the US from 1765 to
1815 side-by-side with the intellectual and political transformations of the era. 288pgs. • 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $65.00 / $9.98
✪ 145748 EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY: A
History of American Imperialism from
Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz
Immerman, Richard H.
How did a nation founded on the principles of liberty and equality produce Abu
Ghraib, torture memos, Plamegate, and
warrantless wiretaps? In this volume,
Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six
public figures -- Benjamin Franklin, John
Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge,
John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz -- who influenced the
course of American empire. 288pgs. • 2012
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146365 THE STORY OF AMERICA:
Essays on Origins
Lepore, Jill
This investigation of American origin
stories -- from John Smith's account of
the founding of Jamestown to Barack
Obama's 2009 inaugural address -shows how American democracy has
been bound up with the history of print.
Part civics primer, part cultural history,
it excavates the origins of everything from the paper ballot
and the Constitution to the I.O.U. and the dictionary.
420pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $12.98
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127197 THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES: The Tea
Party's Revolution and the Battle over American
History
Lepore, Jill
A distinguished historian's wry and bemused look at
American history as seen by the far right, from the "rant
heard round the world" that launched the Tea Party to the
Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a
Christian nation. 224pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $19.95 / $7.98
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✪ 157268 FIRST CITY: Philadelphia and the Forging
of American Historical Memory
Nash, Gary B.
An examination of the complex process of memory-making
in the most historic of American cities. Full of surprising
anecdotes, it reveals how Philadelphians -- from members
of elite cultural institutions such as historical societies and
museums to women, racial and religious minorities, and
laboring people -- have participated in the activity of transmitting historical memory from one generation to the next.
392pgs. • 2001
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $12.98
138468 THE FISHERMAN'S CAUSE:
Atlantic Commerce and Maritime
Dimensions of the American
Revolution
Magra, Christopher P.
In the first book-length examination of the
connections between the commercial fishing industry in colonial America and the
American Revolution, Christopher Magra
considers why colonial fishermen and fish
merchants resisted British authority during the imperial crisis
and describes how the fishing industry became mobilized for
the war effort. 254pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • C • $90.00 / $12.98
155586 FOUNDERS: The People Who Brought You a
Nation
Raphael, Ray
From George Washington to a common village blacksmith, historian Ray Raphael has chosen seven representative characters
-- some famous, some unknown -- to anchor this sweeping
history of the entire Founding Era from the beginnings of
unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights 30
years later. 608pgs. • 2010
▲ • New Press • P • $21.95 / $5.98
✪ 157226 FRIES'S REBELLION:
The Enduring Struggle for the
American Revolution
Newman, Paul Douglas
Following the Shays and Whiskey rebellions, Fries's Rebellion was the last in a
trilogy of popular uprisings against federal authority in the early republic. The
first book-length treatment of this significant 18th-century uprising shows
how the participants of the rebellion reengaged
Revolutionary ideals in an enduring struggle to further
democratize their country. 272pgs. • 2004
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✪ 157225 FROM PRIVILEGES TO
RIGHTS: Work and Politics in Colonial
New York City
Middleton, Simon
When economic and constitutional crises
prompted the importation of radical
English republican ideas, artisans were
recast as virtuous male property owners
whose consent was essential for legitimate
government. In this way, Middleton shows,
an artisanal subject emerged that provided a constituency for
the development of a populist and egalitarian republican political culture in New York City. 320pgs. • 2006
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090848 GAY L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power
Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Faderman, Lillian & Stuart Timmons
Faderman and Timmons chart the city's gay history, from missionary encounters with cross-gendered Native Americans to transvestite frontier women in search of fortune; from the bohemia of
early Hollywood to the gay liberation movement of the 1960s and
the rise of gay marketing in the 1990s. 464pgs. • 2006
▲ • Basic Books • C • $27.50 / $7.98
155782 HARD TIMES: An Illustrated
Oral History of the Great Depression
Terkel, Studs
In this illustrated edition, a selection of
Terkel's unforgettable interviews are complemented by images from another rich documentary trove of the Depression experience:
the Farm Security Administration photographs from the Library of Congress, including work by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans,
Jack Delano, and others. 442pgs. • 2012
▲ • New Press • P • $21.95 / $6.98
150671 HOW RACE SURVIVED U.S. HISTORY: From
Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon
Roediger, David R.
In this absorbing chronicle of the role of race in US history,
Roediger explores how the idea of race was created and recreated, from the 1600s to the present day. He examines how race
intersected all that was dynamic and progressive in US history,
from democracy and economic development to migration and
globalization. 240pgs. • 2008
◆ • Verso • C • $26.95 / $7.98
143460 THE IDEA OF AMERICA: Reflections on the
Birth of the United States
Wood, Gordon S.
In a series of elegant and illuminating essays, a renowned historian explores the ideological origins of the revolution and
the founders' attempts to forge an American democracy. As
Wood reveals, while the founders hoped to create a virtuous
republic of yeoman farmers and disinterested leaders, they
instead gave birth to a sprawling, licentious, and materialistic
popular democracy. 400pgs. • 2011
▲ • Penguin • C • $29.95 / $6.98
122635 INTELLECTUAL ORIGINS OF AMERICAN
RADICALISM
Lynd, Staughton
As far back as the English Revolution, many openly questioned
private property, the sovereignty of the nation-state, and slavery,
and affirmed the common man's ability to govern. This volume,
the first book to explore this alternative current of American political thought, is here accompanied by a historiographical essay by
David Waldstreicher that discusses its lasting importance and
contrasts its ideas with the work of Bernard Bailyn and Gordon
Wood. 222pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • P • $26.99 / $9.98
055539 INVENTING THE "GREAT AWAKENING"
Lambert, Frank
Beginning in the mid-1730s, supporters and opponents of
the evangelical revival known as the First Great Awakening
commented on the extraordinary nature of what one
observer called the "great ado," with its extemporaneous
outdoor preaching, newspaper publicity, and rallies of up
to 20,000 participants. Frank Lambert offers an overview of
this important episode and proposes a new explanation of
its origins. 320pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $19.98
155227 THE INVENTION OF THE WHITE RACE, VOLUME
2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Allen, Theodore W.
Explores how the plantation bourgeoisie created a buffer stratum of poor whites, whose skin color protected them from the
enslavement visited upon Africans and African-Americans,
with consequences that continue to haunt social relations in
the US to the present day. 422pgs. • 2012
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $12.98
114568 LAND OF DESIRE: Merchants,
Power, and the Rise of a New American
Culture
Leach, William R.
This monumental work of cultural history,
nominated for a National Book Award,
chronicles America's transformation,
beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition.
Includes 24 pages of photos. 560pgs. • 1994
◆ • Vintage • P • $18.95 / $7.98
106747 MAKING A NEW DEAL: Industrial Workers in
Chicago, 1919-1939
NEW EDITION
Cohen, Lizabeth
Examines the process through which ordinary Chicago factory
workers became effective unionists and participants in national politics. Cohen demonstrates that although these workers
may not have been "political" in traditional terms, they demonstrated their political loyalties in other ways, overcoming longstanding divisions in order to mount new kinds of collective
action. 494pgs. • 2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $17.98
039695 MANY ARE THE CRIMES: McCarthyism in
America
Schrecker, Ellen
Encompassing far more than the brief career of Senator
Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism was the most widespread
episode of political repression in the history of the United
States. Schrecker has written the first complete post-Cold War
account of the anti-Communist crusade -- supported by liberals and conservatives alike -- that ruined countless careers,
marriages, and even lives. 573pgs. • 1998
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $20.98
156176 MARXISM IN THE UNITED STATES: Remapping
the History of the American Left
Buhle, Paul
This landmark of New Left historiography includes fascinating
accounts of the immigrant socialism of the 19th century, the
formation of the CPUSA, the rise of American communism and
the Popular Front, the crisis and split of the '50s, and the
revival of Marxism in the '60s and '70s. This revised edition
brings the story of American Marxism up to the present.
2013pgs. • 328
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RICHARD HOFSTADTER
116670 THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITION: And
the Men Who Made It
Hofstadter, Richard
Hofstadter's landmark study of American politics from the
Founding Fathers to FDR, with a Foreword by Christopher
Lasch. 560pgs. • 1989
◆ • Vintage • P • $17.00 / $6.98
133403 THE PARANOID STYLE IN
AMERICAN POLITICS
Hofstadter, Richard
"Here are a series of episodes in the
American imagination -- from antiMasonry and Populism to McCarthyism
and the John Birch Society -- each of
them informed with a distinctive intelligence. Hofstadter's status theory helps
us understand a political history that
goes far beyond the issues of the fifties and sixties which it
was invoked to explain."--"The New Republic" 368pgs. •
2008
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.95 / $6.98
✪ 157242 MISCEGENATION:
Making Race in America
Lemire, Elise
In the years between the Revolution and
the Civil War, novelists, short-story writers, poets, journalists, and cartoonists
imagined that political equality would
be followed by widespread interracial
sex and marriage. Elise Lemire reads
these literary and visual depictions for
what they can tell us about the connection between the
racialization of desire and the social construction of race.
216pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $12.98
155352 THE NEW ENGLAND SOUL: Preaching and
Religious Culture in Colonial New England
Stout, Harry S.
This 25th-anniversary edition of Stout's masterly analysis of
colonial American preaching from 1620-1776 includes a new
Foreword by noted American historian Mark Noll. 416pgs. •
2011
◆ • Oxford University • P • $24.95 / $10.98
133713 PEDLAR IN DIVINITY: George Whitefield and
the Transatlantic Revivals, 1737-1770
Lambert, Frank
An itinerant British preacher who became a key figure in the
Great Awakening, George Whitefield drew audiences numbering in the tens of thousands to public gatherings in London,
Boston, and Philadelphia. In this fresh interpretation of
Whitefield and his age, Lambert focuses on the marketing
techniques the evangelist borrowed from his contemporaries
in the commercial world. 264pgs. • 2002
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $12.98
114573 THE PEOPLING OF BRITISH
NORTH AMERICA: An Introduction
Bailyn, Bernard
In this volume, Bailyn lays out the central
themes in a formative passage of our history: the transatlantic transfer of people from
the Old World to the North American continent, a transfer that established the foundations of the American society that was to
develop. 192pgs. • 1988
◆ • Vintage • P • $14.95 / $6.98
✪ 157183 POPULAR IDEOLOGIES: Mass Culture at
Mid-Century
Smulyan, Susan
From minstrel skits performed by middle-class families, to
women rioting to experience the wonder of nylons, midcentury individuals used popular culture to reinforce their
status while claiming their place in a newly commodified
and increasingly mass-produced world. Through an eclectic range of subjects, this volume examines issues in modern cultural history, including the relationships between
producers and consumers and how both groups use popular culture. 208pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $22.50 / $6.98
106813 PROVIDENCE AND THE INVENTION OF THE
UNITED STATES, 1607-1876
Guyatt, Nicholas
Making sense of previously diffuse debates on manifest destiny,
millenarianism, and American mission, this volume surveys
the origins and historical development of the idea that God has
a special plan for America. 352pgs. • 2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $9.98
✪ 157224 RELIGION AND PROFIT: Moravians in
Early America
Engel, Katherine Carte
In 1741, after planting communities on the frontiers of
empires throughout the Atlantic world, Moravians settled
the communitarian enclave of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in
order to spread the Gospel to thousands of nearby colonists
and Native Americans. This volume traces the Moravians'
evolving mission projects, their strategies for supporting
those missions, and their gradual integration into the society of 18th-century North America. 328pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $55.00 / $8.98
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AND THE UNITED STATES
CONSTITUTION
Lynd, Staughton
First published in 1967, this volume was
among the first studies to identify the
importance of slavery to the founding of
the American Republic. This new edition
includes a new essay by Robin Einhorn
that examines Lynd's arguments in the
context of subsequent scholarship. 310pgs. • 2009
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McGlone, Robert E.
Drawing on both new and neglected evidence, this book
reconstructs John Brown's aborted campaign to free the
slaves in the American South before the Civil War. It critiques
misleading sources that either exalt Brown as a noble hero
or condemn him as a lawless monomaniac. 464pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • C • $42.00 / $7.98
112304 SLAVERY IN WHITE AND BLACK: Class and
Race in the Southern Slaveholders' New World Order
Genovese, Eugene D. & Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Not only did Southern slaveholders and their defenders proclaim that their slaves enjoyed a better and more secure life
than any laboring class in the world, some argued that the
lives of laborers of all races would be improved by enslavement. In this book, two acclaimed scholars examine the
extent to which the various social classes of the South were
led to accept so extreme a doctrine. 332pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $26.99 / $14.98
107492 SLAVERY, CAPITALISM,
AND POLITICS IN THE ANTEBELLUM
REPUBLIC, VOLUME 2: The Coming
of the Civil War, 1850-1861
Ashworth, John
The second volume of a two-volume
work looking at why the US experienced a civil war in 1861 and analyzing
the descent into war in the final decade
of peace. This volume examines the disintegration of democratic hegemony and the political
realignment caused by the collapse of the Whigs and neoWhigs from 1848 to 1861. 683pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $40.00 / $20.98
126241 TEN HILLS FARM: The Forgotten History of
Slavery in the North
Manegold, C. S.
The saga of five generations of slave owners in colonial New
England. Settled in 1630 by John Winthrop, governor of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony, Ten Hills Farm, a 600-acre estate
just north of Boston, passed from the Winthrops to the
Ushers, to the Royalls -- all prominent dynasties tied to the
Native American and Atlantic slave trades. 344pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $12.98
125974 THE RISE AND FALL OF MODERN AMERICAN
CONSERVATISM: A Short History
Farber, David
This concise and accessible history provides rare insight into
how conservatives captured the American political imagination by claiming moral superiority, downplaying economic
inequality, and embracing nationalism. It traces the history of
modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its breathtaking resurgence under Ronald Reagan, to
the debacle of the election of Barack Obama. 308pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $13.98
112633 THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The
Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou
Hamer
Asch, Christopher Myers
The epic struggle for black equality in the 20th century, told
through the deeply intertwined life histories of a wealthy white
cotton planter who was one of the most powerful segregationists in the US Senate, and a sharecropper who rose to become
the spiritual leader of the Mississippi freedom struggle.
368pgs. • 2008
▲ • New Press • C • $27.95 / $5.98
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155086 STARVING THE SOUTH:
How the North Won the Civil War
Smith, Andrew F.
While the Civil War split the country in a
way that still affects race and politics
today, it also affected the way we eat.
Smith shows how the Northern blockade and its aftermath transformed local
markets into nationalized food suppliers, forced the development of a canning industry, established Thanksgiving as a holiday, and
forged the first true national cuisine from the recipes of
emancipated slaves. 304pgs. • 2011
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038524 SUBURBAN WARRIORS: The
Origins of the New American Right
McGirr, Lisa
Broadens our understanding of the roots
of popular conservatism by introducing us
to women hosting coffee klatches for Barry
Goldwater; members of anticommunist
reading groups organizing against sex education; new arrivals drawn to Orange
County's mushrooming evangelical
churches; and other elements of the conservative "base."
395pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $20.98
088503 THE SUPREME COURT IN THE
AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM
Segal, Jeffrey A., et al.
Provides a comprehensive analysis of the
US Supreme Court, as well as an extensive
examination of the lower courts, including
separate chapters on state courts, the US
District Courts, and the US Courts of
Appeals. Analyzing the courts from a
legal/extralegal framework, the book
draws conclusions about the relative influence of each based
on institutional structures and empirical evidence. 420pgs. •
2005
◆ • Cambridge • P • $39.99 / $22.98
125286 THEODORE REX
Morris, Edmund
The story of Theodore Roosevelt's two
world-changing terms as president of the
US. As president, TR addressed the problems of race and labor relations and won
the Nobel Peace Prize, but his most historic achievement remains his creation of a
national conservation policy and the
preservation of millions of acres of protected parks and forest. 792pgs. • 2002
◆ • Modern Library • P • $18.00 / $6.98
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116653 THE AGE OF HOMESPUN:
Objects and Stories in the Creation
of an American Myth
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
In an age when even meals are rarely
made from scratch, homespun easily
acquires the glow of nostalgia. The
objects Ulrich investigates -- fourteen
domestic items from preindustrial
America -- dispel those simplified illusions, revealing important clues to the culture and people
who made them. 512pgs. • 2002
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061057 A MIDWIFE'S TALE: The Life of Martha
Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in 18th-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical
practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and
sexual mores of the New England frontier. 444pgs. • 1991
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.95 / $6.98
038500 TO END ALL WARS: Woodrow
Wilson and the Quest for a New World
Order
Knock, Thomas J.
Narrates Wilson's epic quest for a new
world order. The account follows Wilson's
thought and diplomacy from his policy
toward revolutionary Mexico, through his
dramatic call for "Peace without Victory" in
World War I, to the Senate's rejection of
the League of Nations. 381pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
✪ 100979 VOICES OF PROTEST: Huey Long, Father
Coughlin, and the Great Depression
Brinkley, Alan
In the early years of the Great Depression, a first-term US senator from Louisiana and a Catholic priest from an industrial
suburb near Detroit became the most successful leaders of
national political dissidence of their era. Brinkley's highly
praised study of these two fascinating, disturbing political figures illuminates the political contours of Depression-era
America. 384pgs. • 1983
▲ • Vintage • P • $16.95 / $7.98
✪ 157184 VISIONS OF PROGRESS: The Left-Liberal
Tradition in America
Rossinow, Doug
Examines how the cooperation and the creative tension
between left-wing radicals and liberal reformers advanced
many of the most important political values of the 20th century, including free speech, freedom of conscience, and
racial equality. Rossinow takes the story up to the present,
showing how the progressive connection was lost and
explaining the consequences that followed. 336pgs. •
2009
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✪ 157246 WAYS OF WRITING: The Practice and
Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New
England
Hall, David D.
Examining 17th-century printed texts as well as those that
were handwritten, Hall demonstrating that many texts were
prepared by intermediaries, not by authors, thus contributing to the history of "social" or collaborative authorship.
Considering the political contexts that affected the transmission and publication of many texts, he reveals that a
space for dissent and criticism was already present in the
colonies by the 1640s. 248pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $49.95 / $14.98
ANTH ROPOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY
049130 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREECE
Whitley, James
An up-to-date synthesis of current research on the material
culture of Archaic and Classical Greece, eras whose rich and
diverse material has provoked admiration and wonder, but
seldom analyzed as a key to understanding Greek civilization.
Whitley uses material evidence to address central historical
questions for which literary evidence is often insufficient.
484pgs. • 2001
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138050 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE
CARIBBEAN
Wilson, Samuel M.
A comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean
prehistory from the earliest human settlement to the period of European conquest.
Samuel Wilson reviews the evidence for
migration and cultural change throughout
the archipelago, dealing in particular with
periods of cultural interaction when
groups with different cultures and histories were in contact.
224pgs. • 2007
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✪ 157255 FROM PARIS TO POMPEII: French
Romanticism and the Cultural Politics of Archaeology
Blix, Goran
In postrevolutionary France, the desire to claim that no
being, city, culture, or language was ever definitively erased
ran deeper than mere nostalgic and reactionary impulses.
Blix here reveals how the nascent science of archaeology
lay at the core of the romantic experience of history and
shaped the way historians, novelists, artists, and the public
sought to cope with relentless change. 320pgs. • 2008
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126033 LIFE AMONG THE ANTHROS
AND OTHER ESSAYS
EDITED BY FRED INGLIS
Geertz, Clifford
Clifford Geertz was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his
influence extended far beyond his field to
encompass many facets of contemporary
life. In this collection of pieces from the
New York Review of Books, he writes eloquently and arrestingly about such figures as Gandhi,
Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. 304pgs. •
2010
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105229 LOWLY ORIGIN: Where,
When, and Why Our Ancestors First
Stood Up
Kingdon, Jonathan
Once our ancestors could walk on two
legs, they began to do many of the things
that apes cannot: cross wide open spaces,
manipulate complex tools, communicate
with new signal systems, and light fires.
This volume uses the latest findings from
ecology, biogeography, and paleontology to lay out a comprehensive account of how four-legged apes became two-legged
hominids. 416pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $14.98
153240 THE METAMORPHOSES OF KINSHIP
Godelier, Maurice
Argues that the changes of the last 30 years -- rising divorce,
the demise of the nuclear family, and the increase in marriages
and adoptions among same-sex partners -- do not herald the
death agony of kinship, but a metamorphosis that, ironically,
is bringing us closer to the "traditional" societies studied by
ethnologists. 654pgs. • 2012
◆ • Verso • C • $49.95 / $25.98
✪ 157202 WOMEN IN
PREHISTORY: North America and
Mesoamerica
Claassen, Cheryl & Rosemary A.
Joyce, eds.
In the 1960s, scholars constructed a
model of cultural evolution in which
men were characterized as cooperative
hunters of big game and women as
gatherers of plant food. Challenging
this model, the contributors to this volume undertake an
examination of the archaeological record informed by
insights into the cultural construction of gender that have
emerged from scholarship in history, anthropology, biology, and related disciplines. 289pgs. • 1997
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $29.95 / $7.98
126247 THE ZODIAC OF PARIS: How an Improbable
Controversy over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked
a Modern Debate over Religion and Science
Buchwald, Jed Z. & Diane Greco Josefowicz
Brought to Paris in 1821 and ultimately installed in the Louvre,
the Dendera zodiac -- an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling
adorned with mysterious symbols of the stars and planets -quickly provoked a controversy between scientists and theologians. This fascinating book tells the story of this archeological find and its unlikely role in the disputes over science and
faith in 19th-century France. 376pgs. • 2010
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✪ 154391 THE AESTHETICS OF
ARCHITECTURE
SECOND EDITION
Scruton, Roger
A call for a return to first principles in contemporary architectural theory, contending
that the aesthetic of architecture is, in its
very essence, an aesthetic of everyday life.
In a new introduction, Scruton discusses
how his ideas have developed since the
book's original publication, and assesses the continuing relevance of his argument for the 21st century. 320pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
139732 AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY
White, Norval & Elliot Willensky
The ultimate guide to the buildings of all five boroughs, from
19th-century brownstones and tenements to modern high-rise
apartments and museums. It presents structures that range
from the magnificent to the obscure in more than 3,000 new
photographs, more than 130 new maps, and hundreds of
revised entries. 1088pgs. • 2000
◆ • Three Rivers Press • P • $37.50 / $12.98
✪ 063487 AN ARCHITECT
MEETS ARCHITECTS
Blaser, Werner
Blaser looks back on his encounters
with 50 of the protagonists, providing a personal and refreshing
appraisal of the personalities that
have dominated and illuminated this
epoch. Among the architects included are: Sir Norman Foster, Mies van
der Rohe, Renzo Piano, and Frank Lloyd Wright. 116pgs. •
2000
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123303 ARCHITECTURAL REGIONALISM: Collected
Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition
Canizaro, Vincent B., ed.
Architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented.
This comprehensive reader brings together more than 40 key
essays by critics, historians, and architects such as Kenneth
Frampton, Lewis Mumford, Sigfried Giedion, and Alan
Colquhoun. 496pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton Architectural • P • $39.95 / $20.98
065855 ARCHITECTURE AND FILM
Lamster, Mark, ed.
This examination of the way architecture and architects have
been portrayed on the screen provides fourteen essays which
analyze selected productions. Their authors are set designers,
architects, and film producers who use their backgrounds to
analyze the presence and importance of architectural props in
film production. 254pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton Architectural • P • $24.95 / $9.98
029735 ARCHITECTURE THEORY SINCE 1968
Hays, K. Michael, ed.
Presents the primary texts of architecture theory, explains the
concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and
evaluation, and surveys projects or events that have had major
theoretical repercussions. 808pgs. • 2000
◆ • MIT • P • $51.95 / $32.98
✪ 157227 BRICKWORKS
Heeney, Gwen
Current attention to architectural
ceramics, the interest in installations,
and the advance of public art have
transformed brick into an increasingly
popular medium. This volume, which
showcases the amazing creations of an
international group of artists who work
with brick, also provides practical information on getting commissions, working with factories, and
designing with brick. 208pgs. • 2003
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✪ 157260 BUILDING THE NATION:
Americans Write About Their
Architecture, Their Cities, and
Their Landscape
Conn, Steven & Max Page, eds.
Drawing on a vast range of voices
across more than two centuries, this
anthology shows that the struggle to
imagine what kinds of buildings and
land use would best suit the nation pervaded all classes of Americans, not just architects and
designers. The writers represented include Mark Twain, W.
E. B. Du Bois, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Lewis
Mumford, E. B. White, and John McPhee, as well as littleknown or long-forgotten figures. 424pgs. • 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $75.00 / $16.98
067537 COURTYARD HOUSING
IN LOS ANGELES: A Typological
Analysis
Polyzoides, Stefanos, et al.
Study of a model building type,
which, for the authors, "embodies
all that is quintessentially
Angeleno." They show how it incorporated the romance of history and
Hollywood, while providing congenial, affordable housing for new arrivals, low-income families, and the elderly. As architects, they admire the compact
urbanity of courtyard housing in contrast to the cancerous
growth of suburbia. 216pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton Architectural • P • $35.00 / $17.98
153452 ECO-YARDS: Simple Steps to
Earth-Friendly Landscapes
Rama, Laureen
Through sustainable, organic landscaping,
both small and large plots of land can
become part of the solution to today's environmental challenges. This practical, wellillustrated manual provides clear, easy-tofollow instructions on how to plan and
maintain a beautiful, environmentally
friendly, low-maintenance yard. 240pgs. • 2011
◆ • New Society Publishers • P • $19.95 / $5.98
✪ 145626 FIT: An Architect's Manifesto
Geddes, Robert
A distinguished architect and urbanist argues that buildings, landscapes, and cities should be designed to fit: fit the
purpose, fit the place, fit future possibilities. Here he examines brilliant examples of fit, from Jefferson's University of
Virginia and Louis Kahn's Exeter Library to the Apple Store
on Fifth Avenue, Chicago's Millennium Park, and Seattle's
Pike Place. 144pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $8.98
065857 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S
FALLINGWATER
THE BUILDING BLOCK SERIES
Stoller, Ezra
Ezra
Stoller's
photographs
of
Fallingwater, largely commissioned by
New York's Museum of Modern Art in
1963, have become icons in their own
right, illustrating the building's integral
connection to the landscape and its striking modern form. 89pgs. • 1999
▲ • Princeton Architectural • C • $19.95 / $8.98
140729 GOD'S ARCHITECT: Pugin and the Building of
Romantic Britain
Hill, Rosemary
Born in 1812, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was one of
Britain's greatest architects, and his short career one of the
most dramatic in architectural history. In the first modern
biography of this extraordinary figure, Rosemary Hill draws
upon unpublished letters and drawings to re-create Pugin's
life and work as architect, propagandist, and Gothic designer,
as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages and his
sudden death at 40. 656pgs. • 2009
◆ • Yale • C • $45.00 / $12.98
041481 A HISTORY OF
ARCHITECTURAL THEORY: From
Vitruvius to the Present
Kruft, Hanno-Walter
This comprehensive encyclopedic survey
of Western architectural theory researches, organizes, and analyzes the major
statements of architectural theorists over
the last 2,000 years. 706pgs. • 1994
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P •
$45.00 / $23.98
154177 LE CORBUSIER REDRAWN: The Houses
Park, Steven
The only collection of consistently rendered original drawings
(at 1:200 scale) of all 26 of Le Corbusier's residential works.
Using the original drawings from the Le Corbusier
Foundation's digital archives, architect Steven Park has beautifully redrawn 130 perspectival sections, as well as plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces.
192pgs. • 2012
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P • $24.95 / $13.98
138640 LOST AMERICA VOL. 1:
From the Atlantic to the
Mississippi
Greiff, Constance M.
This photographic tour, part of a
two-volume set, is a bittersweet
tribute to our vanishing architectural landscape. Its nearly 300
images -- of bridges, courthouses,
churches, homes, and other buildings, many now demolished -- honor the past and amount
to a clarion call to preserve the places that define our
national sense of identity. 256pgs. • 2010
◆ • Dover • P • $24.95 / $7.98
138639 LOST AMERICA VOL. 2: From the
Mississippi to the Pacific
Greiff, Constance M.
Since this country's westward expansion began, countless
civic buildings, hotels, and other historic structures have
been lost to the wrecking ball. This handsome volume of
more than 300 images chronicles the disappearance of
some of these properties and makes a persuasive case for
the preservation of America's remaining architectural heritage. 256pgs. • 2010
◆ • Dover • P • $24.95 / $7.98
067592 LOUIS I. KAHN: Conversations with Students
Kahn, Louis
One of the foremost practitioners of international modernism,
Kahn sought the spiritual in his powerful forms and encouraged his students to seek the essential nature of architecture.
Contains a little-known essay by Kahn and interviews with the
architect. 93pgs. • 1998
◆ • Princeton Architectural • P • $19.95 / $7.98
✪ 157290 MEDICI GARDENS: From
Making to Design
Giannetto, Raffaella Fabiani
Drawing from Medici tax returns, inventories, and correspondence, Giannetto
examines the transformation of such gardens as Trebbio, Cafaggiolo, and Fiesole
from functional kitchen gardens to symbols of political power and family prestige.
She shows how the Medici gardens were
both an aspect of everyday life and a poetic activity influenced
by cultural expectations and societal demands. 328pgs. •
2008
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✪ 157262 MORAVIAN ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN
PLANNING: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Other
Eighteenth-Century American Settlements
Murtagh, William J.
The industrial city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was originally settled in colonial times by Moravians from southeastern
Germany. These religious utopians were noted for urban
planning. This large-format, richly illustrated volume compares more than 20 Bethlehem landmarks with other
Moravian communities for a fascinating glimpse into
America's past. 160pgs. • 1998
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $37.50 / $9.98
025138 PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE
1-10
Dimitriu, Livio, et al.
Compiles the first ten editions of a unique
series written by young architects, covering such topics as bridges, stairwells, the
alphabetical city, rural and urban house
types, and planetary architecture.
400pgs. • 1998
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$45.00 / $22.98
041942 SOAK WASH RINSE SPIN: Tolleson Design
Tolleson, Steven
Tolleson's approach to design might best be described as scientific: involving relentless research in which every element of
a project is subject to rigorous study through almost imperceptible permutations. The end results are designs that are
meticulously executed, sometimes cerebral, but never without
emotion and wit. 288pgs. • 1999
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P • $45.00 / $21.98
067811 THE STORM
AND THE FALL
Woods, Lebbeus
Focuses on two of Woods'
recent installations that
address the role of
today's architecture. The
Storm critiques the geometric box that rules
most building designs
and proposes instead a dynamic field of potential energy, represented by a complex array of vectors. The Fall crystallizes a
built space in the midst of collapse, witnessing a moment too
brief to inhabit - except in imagination. 189pgs. • 2004
▲ • Princeton Architectural • C • $50.00 / $26.98
041502 THEORIZING A NEW AGENDA FOR
ARCHITECTURE: An Anthology of Architectural Theory
1965-1995
Nesbitt, Kate, ed.
Gathers together influential articles on architectural theory
from the past 30 years, presenting a dynamic reexamination of
the discipline, and examining architectural postmodernism,
phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, deconstruction,
and feminism. 606pgs. • 1996
◆ • Princeton Architectural • P • $45.00 / $22.98
021427 THEORY AND DESIGN IN THE FIRST MACHINE
AGE
SECOND EDITION
Banham, Reyner
Traces the formation of attitudes, themes, and forms characteristic of artists and architects working primarily in Europe
between 1900 and 1930 as they utilized the new technology of
the first machine age in their works. 338pgs. • 1999
◆ • MIT • P • $38.00 / $21.98
142964 THE UNIVERSE IN THE
LANDSCAPE
Jencks, Charles
Landforms are a fast-developing art
form that enjoy a wide following
today, because of their multiple uses
and their enveloping beauty. In this
collection of his recent work, Charles
Jencks explains his particular
approach to the landform, one which
stresses the common patterns that underlie all parts of the
cosmos. 256pgs. • 2011
◆ • Frances Lincoln • C • $65.00 / $16.98
100322 VISIONS OF HEAVEN: The Dome in European
Architecture
Stephenson, David
Showcases more than 120 images of domes from the 2nd to
the 20th century, including the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine
churches of Turkey, the great domes of the Renaissance, the
decorative cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo ages, and
a 19th-century synagogue in Hungary. Stephenson's brilliantly
calibrated exposures present the complex geometrical structures as they have never been seen before. 192pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton Architectural • C • $60.00 / $28.98
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✪ 157238 THE ALTERNATIVE KILN
CERAMICS HANDBOOKS
Gregory, Ian
This fresh look at the process of kiln building suggests unconventional materials and new styles of kilns, many of which are
art forms in their own right. Designed for the experienced
kiln-builder, the book provides some basic instructions as
well. 128pgs. • 2005
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $27.50 / $9.98
✪ 157261 HANDBUILDING
CERAMICS HANDBOOKS
Hardy, Michael
In the last 30 years handbuilding has once again become a
preferred technique among ceramic artists. This volume
examines the traditional handbuilding methods -- pinching,
coiling, slab building, and pressmolding -- and explains how
to do them. 128pgs. • 2000
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $32.50 / $12.98
✪ 157206 THE BASICS OF THROWING: A Practical
Approach to Form and Design
Cohen, David
In this thoroughly illustrated book, master potter David
Cohen explores the essential aspects of the craft, including
the preparation of clay, the required tools, the mechanics
governing the potter's wheel, the technical vocabulary, and
the fundamental thrown forms of ceramic ware. 144pgs. •
2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $29.95 / $9.98
✪ 157201 A HISTORY OF
GLASSFORMING
Cummings, Keith
A fascinating study of the nature of glass
and the skills, techniques, and machines
that have been developed to exploit its
remarkable and mutable properties. As
Cummings demonstrates, glass has
evolved from a rare and precious commodity, to a familiar tool of everyday use,
to an art form prized once again. 192pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $65.00 / $9.98
✪ 157228 THE CERAMIC SURFACE
Ostermann, Matthias
This exploration of the ceramic surface
covers a wide variety of techniques for
making, decorating, and firing, as well
as the full spectrum of clays and firing
temperatures. Each image is accompanied by technical information, as well
as a statement of the artist's inspiration
and motivation. 208pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $49.95 / $14.98
✪ 157272 CHINESE GLAZES: Their Origins, Chemistry,
and Recreation
Wood, Nigel
Reveals how the potters of ancient China were able to work
their ceramic miracles from the simplest recipes, and how
modern potters can use and adapt these principles for their
own work. The book contains hundreds of recipes for formulating Chinese glazes with Western materials, simple and
advanced calculation techniques, as well as efficient blending
procedures with local materials. 272pgs. • 1999
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $14.98
✪ 157209 CLAY, LIGHT & WATER
CERAMICS HANDBOOKS
O'Rorke, Margaret
Working with light and water presents
numerous aesthetic, technical, and safety
challenges to ceramicists who want to
combine these fascinating elements with
the translucent quality of porcelain. Over
the past three decades, Margaret O'Rorke
has met these challenges and produced a
body of installations, sculptures, lighting fixtures, and fountains. In this volume she shares her expertise in working with
these fluid media. 128pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $28.95 / $9.98
✪ 157219 CONFRONTATIONAL CERAMICS
Schwartz, Judith S.
Clay may start out soft, but in the right hands it can deliver
a hard blow. This volume surveys the work of contemporary
sculptors, potters, and mixed media artists who have
turned the ancient medium of clay into an articulate vehicle
for political and social commentary. 256pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $55.00 / $14.98
✪ 157257 FIVE THOUSAND YEARS OF GLASS
REVISED EDITION
Tait, Hugh
Traces the history of glass from its origins some 5,000 years
ago, though the invention of glass blowing around the first
century BC, to the introduction of mechanized processes and
new styles in the 19th and 20th centuries. Profusely illustrated, it highlights the flourishing industries of ancient
Mesopotamia and Egypt, the elegant vessels of the Islamic Near
East, the mastery of Renaissance Venice, and the experiments
of modern Europe and America. 256pgs. • 2004
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $49.95 / $12.98
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✪ 157245 ORIENTAL GLAZES
CERAMICS HANDBOOKS
Bailey, Michael
This clear and practical volume offers a starting point for
beginners and a rich source of recipes and approaches to the
established potter. With his logical, organized format and
encouraging tone, Bailey's handbook is a clear and comprehensive guide on how to produce these striking glazes today.
128pgs. • 2004
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $29.95 / $9.98
✪ 157222 PORCELAIN REPAIR
AND RESTORATION: A Handbook
SECOND EDITION
Williams, Nigel
A practical handbook for repairing
or restoring prized pieces of porcelain. Each stage in the process is
illustrated with photographs and
explanatory line drawings and diagrams that show the functions and
uses of specialist tools. This edition concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive guide to materials, manufacturers, and suppliers, as well as information on setting up a
workshop. 160pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $39.95 / $9.98
✪ 157199 SALT GLAZING
Rogers, Phil
Salt glazing, with its distinctive "orange peel" surface, has long
attracted ceramicists and collectors alike. In this volume, a
well-known potter Phil Rogers examines the history of this
very special glazing technique, as well as the technical considerations -- particularly kilns -- that set this form of glazing
apart from all other studio ceramics. 244pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $55.00 / $12.98
✪ 157214 STONEWARE
CERAMICS HANDBOOKS
Dewar, Richard
Stoneware is a hard, strong, and vitrified ware, usually fired
above 1200 Celsius, allowing the body and glaze to mature at
the same time and form an integrated body-glaze layer. In this
volume, Richard Dewar discusses the various considerations
that need to be taken into account when working at higher
temperatures and shows the myriad techniques and glazes that
can be used to achieve excellent results. 128pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $28.95 / $9.98
✪ 157288 TEN THOUSAND YEARS OF POTTERY
Cooper, Emmanuel
This lavishly illustrated comprehensive account begins with
the earliest civilizations of the Near East and Middle East and
follows the production of pottery chronologically around the
globe. The final chapters analyze the development of ceramics
as a medium of personal expression by artists and studio potters during the 20th century. 360pgs. • 2000
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $65.00 / $24.98
ART & ART H ISTORY
052659 20TH CENTURY FASHION
WORLD OF ART
Mendes, Valerie & Amy De La Haye
Explores the significant developments in fashion in a century
that witnessed a growing preoccupation with personal appearance and clothing. Accompanied by hundreds of photos, the
narrative traces movements and innovations in style for both
men and women through the work of the most original and
influential designers and couturiers. 288pgs. • 1999
▲ • Thames & Hudson • P • $19.95 / $8.98
✪ 156433 ALL CITY WRITERS:
The Graffiti Diaspora
Caputo, Andrea
When images of New York subway graffiti
first arrived in London, Paris, Munich,
and Amsterdam, European graffiti writers
began to investigate the letters, techniques, and general lifestyle of 1970s New
York. Conceived as an imaginary newspaper, this volume provides a unique history of the pathways by an entire generation intent on describing
and interpreting their cultural movement. 408pgs. • 2012
◆ • Kitchen 93 • P • $49.95 / $16.98
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✪ 157215 AMERICAN TRADITION
IN PAINTING
McCoubrey, John
What is distinctively American about
American painting? In this volume, John
McCoubrey addresses this question by
focusing on essential American qualities that appear not only among the
abstract expressionists but also among
the earliest colonial portrait painters,
who relied on vision rather than technique. 168pgs. • 2000
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $6.98
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156147 THE ART-ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX
Foster, Hal
The author of the acclaimed Design and Crime argues that a
fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a "global style" of architecture -- as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and
Renzo Piano -- that is analogous to the international style of
Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 316pgs. • 2011
◆ • Verso • C • $28.95 / $13.98
✪ 060775 DESIGN AND CRIME:
And Other Diatribes
Foster, Hal
Explores the historical relations of modern art and modern museum, the conceptual vicissitudes of art history and
visual studies, the recent travails of art
criticism, and the double aftermath of
modernism and postmodernism.
176pgs. • 2002
◆ • Verso • C • $23.00 / $7.98
135814 THE FIRST POP AGE:
Painting and Subjectivity in the Art
of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol,
Richter, and Ruscha
Foster, Hal
A new interpretation of Pop art
through the work of five groundbreaking artists. Beautifully illustrated in
color throughout, the book reveals
how the pioneers of Pop held on to old
forms of art while drawing on new subjects matter, and how
they struck an ambiguous attitude toward both high art and
mass culture. 352pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $12.98
143375 AMERICA'S OTHER
AUDUBON
Kiser, Joy M.
The story of Genevieve Jones, her
family, and the making of an
extraordinary 19th-century book,
Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs
of Birds of Ohio. Includes archival
photographs of the family and
original advertisements and
ephemera from the publication and sale of the book, the 68
original color plates of nests and eggs, plus selected field
notes, a key to the eggs, and a key to the birds' scientific
and current common names. 144pgs. • 2012
▲ • Princeton Architectural • C • $45.00 / $17.98
038543 ART AND ILLUSION: A Study in the Psychology
of Pictorial Representation
Gombrich, E. H.
A classic that explores the meeting ground between science
and the humanities, Art and Illusion examines the history and
psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day
theories of visual perception information and learning.
466pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $19.98
106744 ART, DESIGN AND
ARCHITECTURE IN CENTRAL
EUROPE 1890-1920
Clegg, Elizabeth
In this wide-ranging account of art,
design, and architecture during the last
decades of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire, Clegg achieves a forceful integration of political and cultural developments. Comparing the situation in eight
cities -- among them Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Cracow, and
Zagreb -- she highlights contrasts, rivalries, parallels, and
interconnections across this colorful and important region.
305pgs. • 1959
◆ • Yale • C • $80.00 / $29.98
137994 ART, MYTH, AND RITUAL IN CLASSICAL GREECE
Barringer, Judith
What do Greek myths mean and how was meaning created for
the ancient viewer? In this volume, Judith Barringer considers
the use of myth on monuments at several key sites -- Olympia,
Athens, Delphi, Bassai, and Trysa -- and shows that mythological motifs were neither randomly selected nor purely decorative. 320pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $9.98
035632 THE ARTS IN PREHISTORIC GREECE
PELICAN HISTORY OF ART
Hood, Sinclair
Surveys the artistic expressions of the Aegean peoples during
the 5,000 years that preceded the rise of Classical Greek art.
Work produced in the environs of the palaces of Mycenae and
Crete (including the palace of Minos at Knossos) is fully
described and illustrated. 311pgs. • 1994
◆ • Yale • P • $38.00 / $9.98
✪ 113921 ATLAS
Richter, Gerhard & Helmut Friedel,
ed.
Conceived and closely edited by
Richter himself, this volume cuts
straight to the heart of the artist's
thinking, collecting more than 5,000
photographs, drawings, and sketches that he has compiled or created
since the moment of his creative
breakthrough in 1962. This revised edition, which includes
147 additional plates, features 780 multi-image panels,
each reproduced full-page and in full color. 862pgs. •
2007
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BIRTH OF WESTERN ART
Stewart, Andrew
What was the "Classical Revolution" in
Greek art? What were its contexts, aims,
achievements, and impact? Andrew
Stewart examines Greek architecture,
painting, and sculpture of the fifth and
fourth centuries BC in relation to the great
political, social, cultural, and intellectual
issues of the period. 376pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $12.98
✪ 156456 THE COMPLETE POSTCARD ART OF
GILBERT AND GEORGE
Bracewell, Michael
Nearly four decades of original, subversive, and beautiful
postcard art is collected in this ingeniously packaged twovolume set designed by the artists themselves. It illustrates
in color all 1,004 new and vintage Postcard Pictures, most
of which have not been previously catalogued or exhibited.
1081pgs. • 2011
◆ • Prestel • C • $65.00 / $26.98
155091 DR. SEUSS AND CO.
GO TO WAR: The World War II
Editorial Cartoons of
America's Leading Comic
Artists
Schiffrin, Andre
A collection of more than 300
cartoons from the World War II
era, including more than 100 by
Dr. Seuss, 50 cartoons by the New
Yorker's Saul Steinberg, and works by Al Hirschfeld, Carl
Rose, and Mischa Richter. 280pgs. • 2009
▲ • New Press • C • $29.95 / $7.98
043219 DRAWING IN EARLY
RENAISSANCE ITALY: Revised
Edition
Ames-Lewis, Francis
In the course of the 15th century, drawing developed from a subsidiary role in
the production of finished paintings to
an art form in its own right. In this
beautiful book, Ames-Lewis examines
the works of the major draftsmen of the
century -- Pisanello, Jacopo Bellini, Pollaiuolo, Ghirlandaio,
Carpaccio, and Leonardo -- in order to illuminate the new
types of drawing that evolved. 196pgs. • 2000
◆ • Yale • P • $40.00 / $14.98
143446 ED RUSCHA: Fifty Years of Painting
Ellroy, James, et al.
Tagged variously as a Conceptualist, Pop artist or latter-day
Surrealist, Ruscha flouts category, or rather incorporates all categories, always surprising and experimenting with both subject
and method. This slipcased retrospective includes a preface by
novelist James Ellroy, essays by Ralph Rugoff, Alexandra
Schwartz, and Ulrich Wilmes, a text by novelist Bruce Wagner, an
interview with the artist by Kristine McKenna, an illustrated
chronology, and an exhibition history. 192pgs. • 2010
◆ • D.A.P. • C • $65.00 / $32.98
124756 FASHION SINCE 1900
WORLD OF ART
de la Haye, Amy & Valerie Mendes
Surveys the key movements and innovations in style for both
men and women, and explores these through the work of the
most original and influential designers. The chapters are
organized around pivotal shifts in style and major world
events, and developments in fashion are placed within their
socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts. 312pgs. •
2010
▲ • Thames & Hudson • P • $21.95 / $9.98
✪ 157220 FOR THE MILLIONS: American Art and
Culture Between the Wars
Saab, A. Joan
Looking behind the scenes at the personalities and policies
of such venerable institutions as the Federal Arts Project
and the Museum of Modern Art, A. Joan Saab discerns a
broad-based democratic modernism inspired by and
engaged with the social life of the period. 240pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $8.98
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✪ 156396 KITSCH, MORE THAN ART
Nerdrum, Odd, et al.
One artist's luxuriously produced apologia for the enduring
relevance of the old master style. Containing writings and
interviews by and with Nerdrum alongside hefty plate sections of both Nerdrum's own paintings and those by painters
he sees as exemplars of a certain kind of figurative art, it is
a bold attack on the foundations of modernism. In limited
supply. 376pgs. • 2011
◆ • Schibsted Forlag • C • $75.00 / $39.98
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✪ 156397 ODD NERDRUM:
Self Portraits
Tornvall, Bengt, ed.
Nerdrum's difficult childhood and
the isolation he has endured as a
painter have greatly intensified the
relevance of the self-portrait, a
genre at which he has excelled, and
for which he has become particularly well-known. With more than 100
color reproductions, this volume collects Nerdum's selfportraits for the first time. 160pgs. • 2012
◆ • Atlantis • C • $49.95 / $24.98
080523 GRID SYSTEMS:
Principles of Organizing Type
Elam, Kimberly
Elam brings a keen eye and clear
explanations to the most prevalent system of visual organization: the grid.
Filled with extensive research and
more than 100 informative examples
from the Bauhaus to Nike ads, the
book provides an easy-to-understand
step-by-step approach to typographic composition. 120pgs. •
2004
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P • $24.95 / $11.98
144133 JACKSON POLLOCK: Works Writings Interviews
Jachet, Nancy
Dead at the age of 44, Pollock nonetheless bequeathed a substantial body of pioneering work that stands as a model of
fearlessness, courageous improvisation, and balletic grace.
This volume presents 120 color reproductions along with
Pollock's few completed writings and unpublished, undated
notes in which he set forth his artistic goals. 160pgs. • 2011
◆ • Polígrafa • C • $45.00 / $19.98
113853 JEAN DUBUFFET: Works, Writings and
Interviews
de Costa, Valerie & Fabrice Hergott
Over an extraordinarily productive career from 1942 to 1985,
Dubuffet was drawn to the art of children and madmen, which
he endowed with legitimacy and credibility as Art Brut. As a
prolific writer, and sometimes a cruel polemicist, he left
behind a trove of written work that offers invaluable insights
into his artistic vision. 160pgs. • 2007
◆ • Polígrafa • C • $45.00 / $19.98
113025 JEWS AND
AMERICAN COMICS: An
Illustrated History of an
American Art Form
Buhle, Paul, ed.
Filled with stunning examples,
this extraordinary collection
shows how the "people of the
book" became the people of
the comic book. Featuring
more than 200 examples dating back a century -- many of
which have been unavailable to the general public for
decades -- it makes a major contribution to Jewish and
American cultural history. 224pgs. • 2008
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✪ 155663 KORETSKY: The Soviet
Photo Poster, 1930-1984
Wolf, Erika
The first comprehensive catalogue of the
work of Viktor Koretsky (1909-1998),
the acknowledged master of the Soviet
photographic poster. This richly illustrated album provides an essential introduction to the major examples of Koretsky's
artistic output, including posters, original designs, and other political graphics. 448pgs. • 2012
▲ • New Press • C • $60.00 / $32.98
✪ 156400 LUCIAN FREUD DRAWINGS
Feaver, William, et al.
Spanning more than seven decades, this beautifully produced volume illuminates the foundations of the work of
this master draftsman. It presents more than 100 drawings,
roughly half of which have never been exhibited or published, including portraits of Freud's parents, children, and
close friends, as well as landscapes and studies of animals.
256pgs. • 2012
◆ • Blain|Southern • C • $55.00 / $30.98
123703 THE MAP AS ART:
Contemporary Artists Explore
Cartography
Harmon, Katharine A. & Gayle
Clemans
Collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by such artists
as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel,
Olafur Eliasson, Maira Kalman,
William Kentridge, and Vik Muniz.
Together, the beautiful reproductions and telling commentary
make this an essential volume for anyone open to exploring
new artistic paths. 256pgs. • 2009
▲ • Princeton Architectural • C • $45.00 / $22.98
129423 MICHELANGELO: A Life on Paper
Barkan, Leonard
Throughout his career, Michelangelo not only filled hundreds
of sheets of paper with exquisite drawings, sketches, and doodles, but also, on fully a third of these sheets, composed his
own words. This sumptuous volume brings together more
than 200 stunning, reproductions of these private papers. The
text by Leonard Barkan explains the crucial role the written
word played in the artist's work. 352pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $49.50 / $23.98
✪ 157190 MODERN MOVES WEST: California Artists
and Democratic Culture in the Twentieth Century
Smith, Richard Candida
Tracing the development of abstract painting, assemblage
art, and arts institutions, this volume lays bare the tensions
between the democratic and professional sides of modern
and contemporary art as California developed a distinct
regional cultural life. It dramatically illustrates the paths
that California artists took towards the development of a
more diverse and inclusive culture. 264pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $39.95 / $7.98
126107 THE MOMENT OF CARAVAGGIO
Fried, Michael
Focusing on the emergence of the full-blown "gallery picture"
in Rome during the last decade of the 16th century and the
first decades of the 17th, Fried sets forth a radically revisionist account of Caravaggio's relation to the self-portrait; of the
role of extreme violence in his art; and of the deep structure
of his epoch-defining realism. Extensively illustrated with
nearly 200 color images. 328pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $49.50 / $25.98
152620 NANCY SPERO:
The Work
Lyon, Christopher
Among the most prominent women
artists of the past half century, Spero
created a body of work of astonishing
emotional range, from fierce anger
directed against war and sexism to
joyful sexual release. Sumptuously
illustrated, this book showcases
Spero's most magnificent works and includes gate-fold presentations of the artist's signature scrolls and a mosaic mural.
340pgs. • 2010
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065352 O'KEEFFE'S O'KEEFFES: The Artist's Collection
Lynes, Barbara Buhler & Russell Bowman
At the time of her death in 1986, Georgia O'Keeffe owned more
than half of the approximately 2,000 works she had produced
over a span of 80 years. This book presents 75 seminal pieces
from the artist's collection of her own work, reproduced in
full color. 192pgs. • 2001
◆ • Thames & Hudson • C • $45.00 / $19.98
038399 THE PAINTING OF MODERN LIFE: Paris in
the Art of Manet and His Followers
REVISED EDITION
Clark, T. J.
Describes the new style of painting as an attempt to give
form to a Paris undergoing social change and seeks to
uncover whether modern painting celebrated the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III or
opened it to critical scrutiny. 338pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
141307 PANORAMA
Elsner, Slawomir
The Berlin-based painter Slawomir Elsner derives his paintings from photographs found in art books or in the media. For
this project, he took the Polish weekly magazine Panorama as
a starting point, taking two illustrations from each of the 52
issues published in 1976 (the year of his birth) to highlight
and subvert motifs that exemplify the habits of media manipulation. 168pgs. • 2010
◆ • DuMont • C • $59.95 / $19.98
023113 PASSAGES IN MODERN SCULPTURE
Krauss, Rosalind E.
A well-illustrated analysis of major 20th century pieces that led
sculpture from the traditional and figurative to the conceptual
pieces of the 1970s, examining futurism, constructivism, and
sculptural realism in works by Rodin, Brancusi, and Blochner.
308pgs. • 1996
◆ • MIT • P • $35.95 / $19.98
✪ 106172 PICTURES AND WORDS: New Comic Art and
Narrative Illustration
Bell, Roanne & Mark Sinclair
Exploring the range of descriptive possibilities within narrative
illustration, this volume showcases outstanding works from
sixteen different countries, presenting the best and most original recent work in this increasingly popular genre. The artists
represented include Joe Sacco, Marjane Satrapi, and Andrejz
Kilmowski. 144pgs. • 2005
◆ • Yale • P • $30.00 / $12.98
✪ 104540 PICTURES OF
NOTHING: Abstract Art since
Pollock
Varnedoe, Kirk
In a series of lectures delivered
just months before his death,
Varnedoe addresses the skeptical
attitudes and misunderstandings
that we often bring to our experience of abstract art. Resisting
grand generalizations, he makes a deliberate and scholarly
case for abstraction, showing us that more than just pure
looking is necessary to understand the self-made symbolic
language of abstract art. 297pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • C • $49.95 / $21.98
133946 PULLED: A Catalog of Screen Printing
Perry, Mike
Popularized in the 1960s by Pop artists such as Andy Warhol,
screen printing remains a favorite of artists due to its remarkable versatility and relatively low cost. This volume presents
the work of more than 40 talented designers who are, each in
his or her own way, pushing the boundaries of this dynamic
medium. 256pgs. • 2011
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P • $35.00 / $16.98
131387 QUR'AN MANUSCRIPTS: Calligraphy,
Illumination, Design
Baker, Colin F.
A concise and readable survey of manuscripts produced
throughout the Islamic world -- from the eighth century to the
end of the 19th and from Spain to Southeast Asia -- and now
in the possession of the British Library. Numerous full-color
images display the breadth of illumination styles and production materials that were employed. 112pgs. • 2007
◆ • British Library • C • $35.00 / $12.98
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136950 THE RE-ENCHANTMENT OF
THE WORLD: Art versus Religion
Graham, Gordon
A philosophical exploration of the role of
art and religion as sources of meaning in a
world dominated by science. Relating
themes in Hegel, Nietzsche, Schleiermacher,
Schopenhauer, and Gadamer to topics in
contemporary philosophy of the arts,
Graham examines -- and ultimately rejects - the idea that art, freed from its service to religion, has the
potential to re-enchant the world. 224pgs. • 2010
◆ • Oxford University • P • $29.95 / $12.98
✪ 156394 THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED:
Psychoanalytic Writings
Bourgeois, Louise
Renowned for some of the 20th century's most enduring
works, the sculptor Louise Bourgeois also disseminated her
influence through her writings. Selected and edited by her literary archivist, and contextualized with eight extensive scholarly essays, this slipcased two-volume collection of approximately 80 previously unpublished writings spans some six
decades of the artist's production. 500pgs. • 2012
◆ • Violette Editions • C • $75.00 / $36.98
✪ 156399 SURREALISM IN PARIS
Büttner, Philippe, ed.
Featuring key paintings, sculptures and works on paper by
Arp, Hans Bellmer, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio di Chirico,
Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René
Magritte, Man Ray, André Masson, Joan Miró, Meret
Oppenheim, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso and Yves
Tanguy, and essays by a host of renowned scholars, this
substantial catalogue revisits a crucial moment in French
cultural history. 290pgs. • 2012
◆ • Hatje Cantz • C • $75.00 / $36.98
144001 TASTES AND TEMPTATIONS: Food and Art in
Renaissance Italy
Varriano, John
A feast for both mind and eye, this beautifully illustrated, compellingly readable book is a rich exploration of the little examined interplay between art and cuisine during the Italian
Renaissance. Exploring a dazzling array of art works, and
drawing from period recipes and menus, John Varriano considers the many, often surprising, ways that cooks and artists
drew inspiration from each other's worlds. 280pgs. • 2009
◆ • California • C • $47.95 / $12.98
✪ 157205 THE YARN BOOK
TEXTILES HANDBOOKS
Walsh, Penny
This complete guide to understanding,
designing, and using yarn closely
examines the composition and construction of different kinds of yarn and
explores their many uses. Color illustrations, accompanying the text,
demonstrate the appearances of different yarns. 128pgs. • 2006
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $26.50 / $7.98
114376 ZURBARÁN
Gil, Santiago Alcolea
Starker than Velazquez and more ascetic than El Greco, Francisco Zurbarán
is easily among the finest of 17th-century Spanish painters. In this monograph, illustrated with 114 color plates,
Santiago Alcolea provides an overview
of Zurbarán's artistic career, dividing it
into four stylistic phases and revindicating his relevance for our times. 128pgs. • 2008
◆ • Polígrafa • C • $34.00 / $12.98
ASIAN & PACI FIC STU DI ES
155315 THE 1857 REBELLION
Pati, Biswamoy
This volume brings together seminal writings on the Indian
Mutiny of 1857, including out-of-print tracts, in order to provide a comprehensive picture of the rebellion. It discusses all
major debates related to the rebellion and outlines changes in
historiography ranging from imperialist and nationalist interpretations to the present. 368pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • P • $29.95 / $9.98
123016 THE CAMBRIDGE
ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CHINA
SECOND EDITION
Ebrey, Patricia Buckley
Traces the development of Chinese culture
from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism,
and the great imperial dynasties, to the
Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions
and the modern communist state. It
encompasses arts, culture, economics, the
treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics.
This second edition includes a new chapter on China's recent
opening to the world. 384pgs. • 2010
◆ • Cambridge • P • $49.00 / $28.98
129862 DIARY OF DARKNESS:
The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa
Kiyoshi
Kiyoshi, Kiyosawa
Between 1942 and 1945, the liberal
journalist Kiyosawa Kiyoshi maintained, at great personal risk, a diary of
his often subversive social and political
observations and his personal struggles. Published in English for the first
time, it stands as a perceptive and courageous account of
wartime Japan and the devastation wrought by total war.
416pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $17.98
116458 THE FATAL SHORE: The Epic of Australia's
Founding
Hughes, Robert
In this prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given Australia its true history, Hughes chronicles
the brutal transportation of men, women and children from
Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to
serve as both the precursor of the Gulag and the origin of
Australia. 752pgs. • 1988
◆ • Vintage • P • $19.95 / $8.98
087653 INDIA BEFORE EUROPE
Asher, Catherine B. & Cynthia Talbot
A journey across the political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes of medieval India, from the Ghurid conquests
and the Delhi Sultanate, through the rise and fall of the southern kingdom of Vijayanagara, to the peripheries of empire,
and, finally, to the great court of the Mughals. 336pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $37.99 / $22.98
✪ 152526 MOUNTAIN OF FAME:
Portraits in Chinese History
Wills, John E., Jr.
This unique introduction to Chinese history and culture examines more than 20
exemplary lives, including those of statesmen, philosophers, poets, and rulers who
have resonated in the historical imagination as examples of villainy, heroism, wisdom, spiritual vision, and guile. This new
edition highlights important figures who have emerged in
China since the book's initial publication. 440pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $9.98
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✪ 143690 PACIFIC WORLDS: A
History of Seas, Peoples, and
Cultures
Matsuda, Matt K.
This essential single-volume history of
the Pacific traces the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have
connected these regions with each
other and with Europe and the Indian
Ocean for millennia. Drawing on Asian,
Oceanian, European, American, ancient, and modern narratives, Matsuda assembles a fascinating Pacific region
from a truly global perspective. 452pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $25.99 / $12.98
155363 PILGRIMAGE, POLITICS, AND PESTILENCE: The
Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920
Mishra, Saurabh
The epicenter of the Muslim universe, Mecca attracts hundreds of thousands of believers every year. This volume studies the political, commercial, and medical significance of the
Haj from India between 1860, the year of the first outbreak of
cholera epidemic in Mecca, and 1920. 216pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $60.00 / $12.98
110128 RECORDS OF THE HISTORIAN: Chapters from
the Shih Chi of Ssu-Ma Ch'ien
Watson, Burton, trans.
Excerpts from one of the great Chinese historical works, compiled by a court historian who lived from approximately 145
to 90 BC. Thirteen of the 18 chapters cover the Han period,
which was at its peak during his lifetime, while five additional
chapters chronicle the preceding Chou and Ch'in periods.
356pgs. • 1969
◆ • Columbia • P • $50.00 / $12.98
125842 SHINTO AND THE STATE, 1868-1988
Hardacre, Helen
An examination of the Japanese state's involvement in and
manipulation of Shinto from the Meiji Restoration to the present. Hardacre shows why State shinto symbols, such as the
Yasukuni Shrine and its prefectural branches, are still the
focus for bitter struggles over who will have the right to articulate their significance. 224pgs. • 1991
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $20.98
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104302 ANCIENT ROME: A Military
and Political History
MacKay, Christopher S.
A concise, comprehensive political and
military history of the Roman Republic and
Empire, from the origins of the city in the
Italian Iron Age, until the deposition of the
last emperor in 476 AD. Illustrated with
relevant art works from Rome's long history, it offers an up-to-date overview of one
of the most extraordinary civilizations in human history.
395pgs. • 2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $24.99 / $14.98
129914 ANCIENT SUPPLICATION
Naiden, Fred
In constructing this book-length treatment of an important
social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations, Naiden
has examined more than 800 acts of supplication from Greek,
Hebrew, and Roman literature, art, and scientific sources.
Thirty illustrations and a map of the relevant locations accompany the text. 440pgs. • 2009
◆ • Oxford University • P • $45.00 / $21.98
028803 ATHENIAN ECONOMY & SOCIETY: A Banking
Perspective
Cohen, Edward E.
Demonstrates the existence and functioning of a market economy in ancient Athens, challenging the view that bankers were
merely pawnbrokers and money-changers, revealing that 4thcentury Athenian bankers pursued sophisticated transactions.
288pgs. • 1997
▲ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $24.98
131952 BIRTH OF THE SYMBOL: Ancient Readers at
the Limits of Their Texts
Struck, Peter
Aristotle and his followers did not discuss the use of poetic
symbolism. Rather, a different group of Greek thinkers -- the
allegorists -- were the first to develop the notion. Peter Struck
links their interest in symbolism to the importance of divination and magic in ancient times, and he demonstrates how
important symbolism became to thinking about religion and
philosophy. 312pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • C • $62.95 / $40.98
050823 THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
ANCIENT GREECE
Cartledge, Paul, ed.
Analyzes how ordinary citizens took part in "the glory that was
Greece," examining environment and economy; experiences
of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants, and women; and roles
of myth, religion, art, culture, science, and education.
Presents the far-reaching legacy of ancient Greece, seeking to
justify Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." 400pgs. •
2002
◆ • Cambridge • P • $50.00 / $24.98
027821 CLAUDIAN: Poetry and Propaganda at the
Court of Honorius
Cameron, Alan
Studies Claudian's poetical and propagandist techniques, his
accounts of Stilicho's campaigns and rivals, his debt to Greek
theory and contemporary poetry, his attitude to Rome and its
problems, and his position as a pagan at a Christian court.
508pgs. • 2002
◆ • Oxford University • C • $75.00 / $19.98
138017 THE COMPLETE ROMAN
ARMY
Goldsworthy, Adrian
Drawing on archaeology, ancient art,
and original documentary sources, this
book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army,
examining in detail not just the early
imperial army but also the citizens' militia of the Republic and the army of the
later Empire. Includes 107 full-color and 147 black-and-white
illustrations. 224pgs. • 2011
▲ • Thames & Hudson • P • $26.95 / $9.98
GREEK DRAMA
The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary
translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama:
tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus,
Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.
Available volumes:
✪ 157231 AESCHYLUS 2: The Persians, Seven
Against Thebes, The Suppliants, Prometheus Bound
PENN GREEK DRAMA SERIES
Slavitt, David & Palmer Bovie, eds.
232pgs. • 1998
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $21.95 / $6.98
✪ 157221 EURIPIDES 2: Hippolytus, Suppliant
Women, Helen, Electra, Cyclops
PENN GREEK DRAMA SERIES
Slavitt, David & Palmer Bovie, eds.
374pgs. • 1997
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $19.95 / $5.98
✪ 157237 EURIPIDES 4: Ion, Children of Heracles,
The Madness of Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, Orestes
PENN GREEK DRAMA SERIES
Slavitt, David & Palmer Bovie, eds.
424pgs. • 1999
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $7.98
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028828 EGYPT IN LATE ANTIQUITY
Bagnall, Roger S.
Brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important
to understanding the entire eastern part
of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on
Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in
284 to the middle of the fifth century,
Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from
documentary and archaeological sources, including the
papyri that have been published over the last thirty years.
370pgs. • 1996
◆ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $19.98
117489 HELLENISTIC EGYPT: Monarchy, Society,
Economy, Culture
Bingen, Jean & Roger S. Bagnall
Brings together for the first time the writings of the preeminent historian, papyrologist, and epigraphist Jean Bingen. In
particular, his work on the Ptolemaic monarchy and economy, which illustrates how the Greeks and Egyptians interacted, has transformed the field and influenced all subsequent
work. 305pgs. • 2007
◆ • California • P • $30.95 / $18.98
145675 THE LAST PHARAOHS: Egypt under the
Ptolemies, 305-30 BC
Manning, J. G.
The first detailed history of Ptolemaic Egypt as a state. By
analyzing Ptolemaic reforms of Egyptian economic and legal
structures, Manning gauges the impact of Ptolemaic rule on
Egypt and the relationships that the Ptolemaic kings formed
with Egyptian society. 280pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $17.98
121283 THE LOST TOMBS OF THEBES: Life in
Paradise
Hawass, Zahi
The foothills of the Theban massif, not far from Egypt's
Valley of the Kings, are filled with hundreds of impressive
tombs from the New Kingdom. Illustrated with spectacular
new photographs, this book offers unprecedented access to
these largely inaccessible tombs, and reveals some of the
most exquisite examples of Egyptian art. 288pgs. • 2009
◆ • Thames & Hudson • C • $80.00 / $42.98
140850 MEMPHIS UNDER THE PTOLEMIES
SECOND EDITION
Thompson, Dorothy J.
Drawing on archaeological findings and an unusual combination of Greek and Egyptian evidence, Thompson examines
the economic life and multicultural society of the ancient
Egyptian city of Memphis in the era between Alexander and
Augustus. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this masterful account is essential reading for anyone interested in
ancient Egypt or the Hellenistic world. 360pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $21.98
149398 THE DEVIL KNOWS LATIN: Why America
Needs the Classical Tradition
Kopff, E. Christian
A provocative and illuminating examination of contemporary American culture. Whether discussing the importance
of Greek and Latin syntax to our society, examining current
trends in literary theory, education, and politics, or applying a classical perspective to contemporary films, Christian
Kopff is at home and on the mark. 344pgs. • 1998
◆ • ISI Books • C • $24.95 / $6.98
✪ 157256 EPINICIAN ODES AND DITHYRAMBS OF
BACCHYLIDES
Slavitt, David R., trans.
With the discovery in 1896 of a papyrus containing the poems
of Bacchylides finally began to take shape for the modern
reader. Slavitt argues in the Introduction to this collection that,
although Bacchylides is often considered a "lesser Pindar," he
is a poet who warrants consideration on his own. 104pgs. •
1998
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $29.95 / $8.98
133689 THE FIRST FOSSIL HUNTERS:
Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in
Greek and Roman Times
Mayor, Adrienne
Contending that many of the fabulous creatures of classical mythology may have had
a basis in fact, Mayor argues that stories of
griffins, titans, and giants were based on
ancient discoveries of the enormous bones
of long-extinct species such as mammoths
and mastodons. 400pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $9.98
✪ 135606 HADRIAN AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROME
Everitt, Anthony
Born in AD 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a
tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened
to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of
lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly
recounts how the emperor brought a century of disorder
and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy could be compatible with good
governance. 448pgs. • 2010
◆ • Modern Library • P • $18.00 / $7.98
088058 THE HELLENISTIC WORLD
FROM ALEXANDER TO THE ROMAN
CONQUEST: A Selection of Ancient
Sources in Translation
Austin, M. M.
This enlarged edition of Austin's seminal
work provides a panoramic view of this
world through ancient sources. Now comprising over 300 texts from literary, epigraphic, and papyrological sources, presented in original translations and supported by introductory
sections, detailed references, chronological tables, maps,
illustrations of coins, and a full analytical index. 656pgs. •
2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $53.00 / $34.98
THE NEAR EAST
129473 THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: An Anthology of
Texts and Pictures
Pritchard, J. B.
James Pritchard's anthologies of the ancient Near East have
introduced generations of readers to texts essential for
understanding the peoples and cultures of this important
region. With more than 130 reading selections and 300
photographs of ancient art, architecture, and artifacts, this
book combines both of the earlier volumes. 664pgs. •
2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $46.95 / $27.98
133728 CIVILIZATIONS OF
ANCIENT IRAQ
Foster, Benjamin & Karen Polinger
Foster
The story of ancient Mesopotamia from
the earliest settlements to the Arab conquest. With illustrations of important
works of art and architecture in every
chapter, the narrative traces the rise
and fall of successive civilizations and
peoples in Iraq over the course of millennia, from the
Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians to the Persians,
Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanians. 312pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $9.98
✪ 157248 DICTIONARY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Bienkowski, Piotr & Alan Millard, eds.
In 500 concise and comprehensively indexed entries, this
dictionary describes and explains the major ideas, institutions, places, peoples, and personalities of a region that
shaped the earliest development of Western civilization.
Architecture, literature, economics, labor, religion, and
society are all extensively treated, as are such subjects as
crime, dreams, drunkenness, shipwrecks, and sexual
behavior (and misbehavior). 352pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $34.95 / $9.98
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140894 REVOLUTIONARY WRITINGS 1755-1775
Adams, John
Propelled by the power of his pen and the clarity of his judgment, John Adams became a major figure in the American
Revolution. This first of two volumes devoted to his writings to
1783 includes the complete newspaper exchange between
"Novanglus" (Adams) and "Massachusettensis" (Loyalist
Daniel Leonard), as well as extensive diary excerpts and characteristically frank personal letters, many to his "dearest
friend" Abigail. 750pgs. • 2011
▲ • Library of America • C • $35.00 / $17.98
092590 LITTLE WOMEN, LITTLE MEN,
JO'S BOYS
Alcott, Louisa May
At once heartwarming and true to life,
Louisa May Alcott's novels continue to win
over readers both young and old, as they
have for generations. This authoritative single-volume edition contains all three Little
Women books as Alcott wrote them. This
volume also includes the original illustrations that accompanied the books' first printings. 1045pgs. •
2005
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107233 NOVELS 1956-1964: Seize the Day; Henderson
the Rain King; Herzog
Bellow, Saul
Passionate, insightful, often funny, and exhibiting a linguistic
richness few writers have equaled, the novels of Saul Bellow
are among the defining achievements of postwar American literature. 793pgs. • 2007
◆ • Library of America • C • $35.00 / $16.98
140896 THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY, TALES, AND
MEMOIRS
Bierce, Ambrose
A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War,
Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and
most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black
humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of his writings. 896pgs. • 2011
▲ • Library of America • C • $35.00 / $17.98
116787 POEMS, PROSE AND
LETTERS
Bishop, Elizabeth
Long before a wider public was aware of
Bishop's work, her fellow poets
expressed astonished admiration of her
formal rigor, fiercely observant eye, emotional intimacy, and sometimes eccentric
flights of imagination. This collection
offers a full-scale presentation of a writer
of startling originality, at once passionate and reticent,
adventurous and perfectionist. 900pgs. • 2008
▲ • Library of America • C • $40.00 / $18.98
148180 THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JOE BRAINARD
EDITED BY RON PADGETT
Brainard, Joe
An artist and writer associated with the New York School, Joe
Brainard (1942-1994) has had a wide and growing influence.
This volume presents the full range of Brainard's writing in all
its deadpan wit, madcap inventiveness, self-revealing frankness, and generosity of spirit. 576pgs. • 2012
▲ • Library of America • C • $35.00 / $16.98
148181 TARZAN OF THE APES
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
When Tarzan first appeared in 1912 in the
pages of The All-Story magazine, he captured the imaginations of American readers young and old. His later triumphs in
Hollywood, in comic strips, and on radio
and television made him an international
pop culture icon. This centennial edition
invites readers to rediscover the pulp classic that gave the world the once and forever Lord of the Jungle.
432pgs. • 2012
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035752 EARLY NOVELS AND STORIES: The Troll
Garden; O Pioneers!; The Song of the Lark; My Antonia;
One of Ours
Cather, Willa
Includes the story collection "The Troll Garden," Cather's first
work of fiction, along with the beloved novels "O Pioneers!,"
"The Song of the Lark," "My Antonia," and "One of Ours,"
which earned a Pulitzer Prize. 1336pgs. • 1987
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✪ 035793 STORIES AND EARLY NOVELS: Pulp Stories;
The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window
Chandler, Raymond
Gathered here are the first 3 novels featuring private eye Philip
Marlowe, as well as 13 stories drawn from the pages of the
classic pulp magazines Black Mask and Dime Detective.
1199pgs. • 1995
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122180 COLLECTED STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
Cheever, John
Includes the entire Pulitzer Prize–winning collection, The
Stories of John Cheever, as well as selections from his first
book, The Way Some People Live, seven additional stories,
and selected essays. Included are masterpieces such as
"The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," and "The
Swimmer," as well as lesser-known gems. 1000pgs. • 2009
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122181 COMPLETE NOVELS
Cheever, John
In these works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of
the ascendant postwar elite as well as the fallen Yankee
aristocrats who stubbornly clung to their shabby gentility as
the last vestige of former glory. Includes The Wapshot
Chronicle (winner of the National Book Award) and its
sequel The Wapshot Scandal (winner of the William Dean
Howells Medal); the dark suburban drama Bullet Park; the
prison novel Falconer; and the lyrical ecological fable Oh
What a Paradise It Seems. 960pgs. • 2009
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129888 VALIS AND LATER NOVELS
Dick, Philip K.
Four books from the later phase of Dick's career, when he moved
beyond the constraints of generic science fiction, producing the
works responsible for his growing reputation as an American
visionary. Includes A Maze of Death, VALIS, The Divine Invasion,
and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. 850pgs. • 2009
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✪ 085542 TRAVEL BOOKS AND OTHER WRITINGS 1916
TO 1941
Dos Passos, John
While emerging as a major American novelist, Dos Passos traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and the US,
witnessing many of the political, social, and cultural events of
the early 20th century. This volume collects the travel books
and essays which he wrote at the same time he was publishing
his fictional masterpieces. 860pgs. • 2003
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130397 SELECTED JOURNALS, 1820-1842
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
This volume begins with Emerson's first journal entry, on
January 25, 1820, and follows him through his early years at
Harvard College and the Divinity School, his ordination as a
Unitarian minister, his marriage to Ellen Tucker and her
untimely death, his fateful decision to leave the ministry, and
his travels in England and on the Continent. 992pgs. • 2010
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130396 SELECTED JOURNALS, 1841-1877
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Begun when he was a precocious Harvard junior and continued without significant lapse for nearly 60 years,
Emerson's journals were the starting point for virtually
everything in his celebrated essays, lectures, and poems.
This volume and its companion, which covers the years
from 1820-1842, present the most comprehensive nonspecialist edition of Emerson's great undertaking ever published. 992pgs. • 2010
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053383 AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND
WRITINGS, 1757-1790
Franklin, Benjamin
The classic Autobiography, Franklin's last
word on his greatest literary creation -- his
own invented personality -- is presented
here in a new edition, completely faithful to
the original manuscript. Also included are
political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, letters, speeches to the Continental Congress,
and prefaces to Poor Richard's Almanack. 816pgs. • 1997
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035792 COLLECTED POEMS, PROSE AND PLAYS
Frost, Robert
The first authoritative and comprehensive collection of Frost's
writings, bringing together all the major poetry, all of Frost's
dramatic writing, and the most extensive gathering of his prose
writings ever published. The core of this collection is the 1949
"Complete Poems," the last edition supervised by the poet himself - free of the unauthorized editorial changes introduced
into subsequent editions. 1036pgs. • 1995
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035859 MAJOR STORIES AND ESSAYS
James, Henry
Includes "Daisy Miller," "The Aspern Papers," "The Beast in
the Jungle," "The Figure in the Carpet," and "The Great
Good Place," along with "The Art of Fiction," James' declaration of the novelist's freedom, his celebrated preface to
The Portrait of a Lady, and discussions of Hawthorne,
Emerson, Whitman, Shakespeare, and Balzac. 705pgs. •
1999
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136677 NOVELS 1903-1911: The Ambassadors; The
Golden Bowl; The Outcry
James, Henry
This authoritative volume collecting the last three works
James saw to completion before his death. Included as an
appendix is "The Married Son," the chapter James contributed to The Whole Family, a multi-author novel portraying a dysfunctional family whose struggles mirror the frustrated collaborative efforts of the book's contributors.
1197pgs. • 2011
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035730 WRITINGS: Autobiography; A
Summary View of the Rights of British
America; Notes on the State of Virginia;
Addresses, Letters
Jefferson, Thomas
The most comprehensive one-volume
selection of Jefferson's writings ever published. 1600pgs. • 1984
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116788 WORLD WAR II WRITINGS: The Road Back to
Paris / Mollie and Other War Pieces / Uncollected War
Journalism / Normandy Revisited
Liebling, A. J.
One of the most gifted and influential American journalists of
the 20th century, Liebling spent five years reporting the events
and individual stories of World War II. This volume brings
together three books along with 26 uncollected New Yorker
pieces and two excerpts from his writings on the French
Resistance. 1100pgs. • 2008
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C O M P I L AT I O N S
106887 AMERICAN FOOD WRITING: An Anthology with
Classic Recipes
O'Neill, Molly, ed.
A harvest of more than 250 years of American culinary history. This literary feast includes classic accounts of iconic
American foods: Henry David Thoreau on the delights of
watermelon; Herman Melville on clam chowder; H. L.
Mencken on the hot dog; M. F. K. Fisher in praise of the oyster; Ralph Ellison on the irresistible appeal of baked yam; and
William Styron on Southern fried chicken. 753pgs. • 2007
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148182 AMERICAN NOIR: 11
Classic Crime Novels of the 1930s,
40s, & 50s
Cain, James M., et al.
Evolving out of the terse and violent
hardboiled style of the pulp magazines,
noir fiction expanded over the decades
into a varied and innovative body of
writing. This two-volume boxed set
mines a vein of modern American writing often neglected in mainstream literary histories, including
novels by Cornell Woolrich, Patricia Highsmith, David Goodis,
Chester Himes, and James M. Cain. 1882pgs. • 2012
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106834 AMERICAN POETRY: THE
SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH
CENTURIES
Shields, David, ed.
The poetry of early America is seen afresh
in this groundbreaking new volume, which
spans from the first years of English settlement in the New World to the death of
George Washington. Gathering the work of
more than 100 poets -- including many
poems never previously anthologized and some published
here for the first time -- it is the most comprehensive collection of its kind ever assembled. 900pgs. • 2007
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101885 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS POEMS: An Anthology
Bloom, Harold & Jesse Zuba, eds.
From Anne Bradstreet to the Beats, from Native American chant
and Shaker hymnody to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, religion and spirituality have always been central to American poetry.
This elegant slipcased anthology, spanning four centuries and
more than 200 poets, offers countless moments of inspiration,
solace, meditation, and transcendence. 900pgs. • 2006
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106833 AMERICAN SPEECHES I: Political Oratory from
the Revolution to the Civil War
Widmer, Ted, ed.
This volume, the first of an unprecedented two-volume collection,
gathers the unabridged texts of 45 eloquent and dramatic speeches delivered by American public figures between 1761 and 1865,
beginning with James Otis's denunciation of unrestrained searches by British customs officials -- hailed by John Adams as the
beginning of the American Revolution -- and ending with
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. 810pgs. • 2006
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136675 THE CIVIL WAR (FIRST YEAR): The First
Year of the Conflict Told by Those Who Lived It
Simpson, Brooks D., et al., eds.
Drawn from letters, diaries, speeches, articles, poems,
songs, military reports, legal opinions, and memoirs, this
volume gathers more than 120 pieces by more than 60 participants to create a unique firsthand narrative of this great
historical crisis. Together, the selections provide a powerful sense of the immediacy, uncertainty, and urgency of
events as the nation was torn asunder. 720pgs. • 2011
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148189 THE CIVIL WAR (SECOND YEAR): The
Second Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Sears, Stephen, ed.
More than 140 messages, proclamations, newspaper stories,
letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, and poems by more
than 80 participants and observers, among them Abraham
Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan,
Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Emily Dickinson, Walt
Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Clara Barton, Harriet Jacobs,
and George Templeton Strong. 936pgs. • 2012
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035756 SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
1832-1858
Lincoln, Abraham
This volume, along with Speeches and
Writings 1859-1865, comprises the most
comprehensive selection ever published.
Over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts
take Lincoln from rural lawyer to U.S.
senatorial candidate, charting his emergence as an antislavery advocate and
defender of the Constitution. Includes the complete
Lincoln-Douglas debates. 898pgs. • 1989
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035770 SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1859-1865
Lincoln, Abraham
A collection of writings from 1859 to 1865, including speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, memoranda, and fragments. These documents record the words and deeds -- the
order to resupply Fort Sumter, the emancipation of the slaves
held in the Confederacy, and proposals to offer the South generous terms of reconstruction -- through which Lincoln hoped
to defend and preserve the Union. 788pgs. • 1989
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092592 TALES
Lovecraft, H. P.
A 20th-century successor to Edgar Allan Poe as the master of
"weird fiction," H. P. Lovecraft adapted the conventions of horror stories and science fiction to express an intensely personal vision, cosmic in its ramifications and fearsome in its shuddering view of human destiny. This volume brings together the
very best of Lovecraft's fiction in a treasury guaranteed to bring
fright and delight both to longtime fans and to readers new to
his work. 850pgs. • 2005
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129882 WRITINGS
Marshall, John
Collects 200 documents written between
1779 and 1835, including Marshall's most
important judicial opinions, his influential
rulings during the Aaron Burr treason trial,
speeches, newspaper essays, and revealing
letters to friends, fellow judges, and his
beloved wife. 928pgs. • 2010
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116817 LATER NOVELS AND STORIES
Maxwell, William
The second installment of a two-volume edition of Maxwell.
The Château (1961) describes the most subtle and bittersweet
encounter of American naiveté and Old World mystery since
Henry James. Also included: So Long, See You Tomorrow; stories; 40 brief "improvisations"; and the essay "Nearing Ninety,"
a moving valediction to a lifetime of reading and storytelling.
990pgs. • 2008
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035738 PIERRE, ISRAEL POTTER,
THE CONFIDENCE-MAN, TALES, AND
BILLY BUDD
Melville, Herman
This third volume rounds out Melville's
complete fiction with his dark and brilliant
late works. The novels Pierre, Israel Potter,
and The Confidence-Man forgo the buoyant high seas for a keen, bleak vision of life
at home in America. The Piazza Tales and
a number of other uncollected stories show Melville's dazzling
mastery of many styles. 1478pgs. • 1985
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C O M P I L AT I O N S
085401 AMERICANS IN PARIS: A
Literary Anthology
Gopnik, Adam, ed.
Paris has been many things to many
Americans: a tradition-bound bastion of
old world Europe, a hotbed of revolutionary ideologies, and a space in which to
cultivate an openness to life thought
impossible at home. Including stories, letters, memoirs, and reporting, the text distills 3 centuries of writing about what Henry James called "the
most brilliant city in the world." 650pgs. • 2004
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056058 THE DEBATE ON THE
CONSTITUTION PART 1: Federalist and
Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and
Letters During the Struggle Over
Ratification
Bailyn, Bernard, ed.
This unique collection captures firsthand
the energy and eloquence of the stormy ratification struggle. Franklin, Madison,
Jefferson, Washington, Patrick Henry, and
many less well known voices speak with passion and articulateness about issues of personal liberty and public order that
continue to resonate today. Along with a detailed chronology
and notes, each volume also includes the full texts of the
Declaration in Independence, Articles of Confederation, and
Constitution. 1214pgs. • 1993
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140888 HARLEM RENAISSANCE NOVELS: The Library of
America Collection
Zafar, Rafia, ed.
This two-volume set includes Cane by Jean Toomer, Home to
Harlem by Claude McKay, Quicksand by Nella Larsen, Plum
Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset, The Blacker the Berry by
Wallace Thurman, Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes,
Black No More by George Schuyler, The Conjure-Man Dies by
Rudolph Fisher, and Black Thunder by Arna Bontemps.
1600pgs. • 2011
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085608 REPORTING CIVIL RIGHTS, VOL. 1: American
Journalism 1941 to 1963
Library of America Staff
Beginning with A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for
African-Americans to march on Washington and ending with a
retrospective article written by Alice Walker in 1973,
Reporting Civil Rights covers the revolutionary events that
overthrew segregation by law in the United States. This twovolume anthology brings together nearly 200 newspaper and
magazine reports, book excerpts, and features by 151 writers.
996pgs. • 2003
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035862 REPORTING VIETNAM: American Journalism,
1959-1975
Library of America Staff
Collects the best writing and reportage from the war covering
1959 to 1975 - from the first American deaths to the fall of
Saigon. Along the way, reporters uncover the military blunders, the political minefields, and the cultural changes spreading from America to Vietnam, capturing war at its most chaotic, its most lawless, and its most tragic. 853pgs. • 2000
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116786 TRUE CRIME: An American Anthology
Schechter, Harold, ed.
From the beginning crime and punishment has been one the
most characteristic themes in American literature. This volume includes such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose
Bierce, Mark Twain, Theodore Dreiser, James Thurber, Joseph
Mitchell, Truman Capote, and James Ellroy, as well as execution sermons, murder ballads, early broadsides, trial reports,
and tabloid journalism from many eras. 900pgs. • 2008
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043548 WRITING LOS ANGELES: A Literary Anthology
Ulin, David L., ed.
Presents a panorama of the city, encompassing fiction, poetry,
essays, journalism, and diaries by over 70 writers, bringing to
life entrancing surfaces and unsettling contradictions, from
Chandler's evocation of the murderous moods fed by the Santa
Ana winds to Dunne's affectionate tribute to "the deceptive
perspectives of the pale subtropical light." 880pgs. • 2002
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035723 REDBURN, WHITE-JACKET,
MOBY-DICK
Melville, Herman
Moby-Dick, Melville's masterpiece, is
one of the great epics in all of literature.
Ahab's idolatrous hunt for the white
whale drives the narrative at a relentless
pace, while Ishmael's meditations on
whales and whaling, the sublime indifference of nature, and the grimy physical details of whale-oil extraction provide a reflective counterpoint. This volume also includes Redburn, which relates
a young man's initiation into the sailor's life, and WhiteJacket, a semi-autobiographical account of experiences in
the US Navy. 1436pgs. • 1983
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136581 PREJUDICES: The First, Second, and Third
Series
Mencken, H. L.
In the six volumes of Prejudices (1919-1927), Mencken
attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and
hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as
harbingers of a new candor and maturity. Laced with savage
humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken's prose remains
a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride over a staggering range of
thematic territory. 624pgs. • 2010
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136580 PREJUDICES: The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth
Series
Mencken, H. L.
656pgs. • 2010
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142728 MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA
Muir, John
A description of Muir's spiritual awakening amid the mountains and valleys of central California, this volume one of the
seminal texts in the literature of the American environment.
This edition includes an introduction by Bill McKibben and
related essays about Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy Valley, and
other wonders of the Sierra Nevada. 400pgs. • 2011
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035789 COLLECTED WRITINGS
Paine, Thomas
Paine was the impassioned democratic
voice of the Age of Revolution. This volume
brings together his best-known works -Common Sense, The American Crisis,
Rights of Man, The Age of Reason -- along
with a selection of letters, articles and pamphlets. 906pgs. • 1995
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116785 COLLECTED STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS
Porter, Katherine Anne
Set in her native Texas and her beloved Mexico, prewar Nazi
Germany and the gothic Old South, Porter's stories of love,
outrage, betrayal, and spiritual reckoning are severe but never
cruel, and always exquisitely precise. They number fewer than
30, but as Robert Penn Warren commented, "many are unsurpassed in modern fiction." Rounding out this volume is a
selection of Porter's journalism and other short prose.
1068pgs. • 2008
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085418 LETTERS AND SPEECHES
Roosevelt, Theodore
Teddy Roosevelt's letters demonstrate the
astonishing range of his interests and
deeds and reveal the personal dimensions
of one of our greatest statesmen. In addition to four of his most famous speeches,
this volume collects 367 letters written
between 1881 and 1919 to correspondents
as various as Jacob Riis, Rudyard Kipling,
Upton Sinclair, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Franklin D.
Roosevelt. 960pgs. • 2004
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140895 THE AMERICAN TRILOGY
Roth, Philip
Gathered together for the first time in this seventh volume of
The Library of America's definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works are the three volumes of this acclaimed triptych,
a major milestone in contemporary American literature. It
includes American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist
(1998), and The Human Stain (2000). 1088pgs. • 2011
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106836 WRITINGS: with Other
Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown,
and the First English Settlement of
America
Smith, Captain John et al.
One of the most colorful figures in
American history, the soldier, explorer,
and colonist John Smith was a vivid and
prolific chronicler of the beginnings of
English settlement in the New World.
This volume brings together seven of his works, along with
16 additional narratives by 13 other writers, that recount
firsthand the tragic, harrowing, and dramatic events of the
settlement of Roanoke and Jamestown. 1200pgs. • 2007
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043546 NOVELS 1942-1952
Steinbeck, John
The third volume in this authoritative edition of Steinbeck's
writings shows him continuing to explore new subject matter
and new approaches to storytelling. The Moon Is Down,
Cannery Row, The Pearl, and East of Eden display the versatility and emotional directness that have made Steinbeck one of
America's most enduringly popular writers. 983pgs. • 2001
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106837 TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY AND LATER NOVELS,
1947-1962
Steinbeck, John
Travels with Charley was Steinbeck's last published book. A
record of his experiences and observations as he drove
around America in a pickup truck, it is filled with engaging,
often humorous description and comes to a powerful climax
in an encounter with racist demonstrators in New Orleans.
Also includes The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet
Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent. 990pgs. • 2007
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035715 THREE NOVELS: Uncle Tom's Cabin; The
Minister's Wooing; Oldtown Folks
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Described by Henry James as "much less a book than a state
of vision," Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most influential
works of fiction in American history. Stowe's moving Christian
epic turned millions of Americans against slavery, bringing the
"peculiar institution" immeasurably closer to its fiery destruction. 1468pgs. • 1982
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035741 A WEEK ON THE CONCORD
AND MERRIMACK RIVERS; WALDEN;
THE MAINE WOODS; CAPE COD
Thoreau, Henry David
Thoreau's longer works in one volume, all
demonstrating his subtle interweaving of
natural observation, personal experience,
and historical lore. The Maine Woods and
Cape Cod are especially valuable portraits
of the natural landscapes of Thoreau's
youth that were changing irreversibly even as he wrote these
classic essays. 1114pgs. • 1989
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✪ 035784 HISTORICAL ROMANCES: The Prince & the
Pauper; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court;
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Twain, Mark
Collects for the first time in a single volume The Prince and the
Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and the
long unavailable fictional biography of "the most extraordinary
person the human race has ever produced," Personal
Recollections of Joan of Arc, which provides a glimpse of the
moral imagination of America's greatest humorist. 1029pgs.
• 1994
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148190 NOVELS AND STORIES 1950-1962
Vonnegut, Kurt
Before winning international fame with Cat's Cradle and
Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut was a master of the drugstore paperback and the popular short story. This authoritative collection of his brilliant early work includes Player
Piano, The Sirens of Titan, Mother Night, and several shorter pieces. 864pgs. • 2012
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035804 WRITINGS
Washington, George
This one-volume collection -- the most extensive and authoritative ever published -- covers five decades of Washington's
astonishingly active life. Bringing together over 440 letters,
orders, addresses, and other documents -- both public and
personal -- it reveals him to have been an energetic, forceful,
and at times eloquent writer. 1149pgs. • 1997
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035815 STORIES, ESSAYS AND
MEMOIR: A Curtain of Green; The
Wide Net; The Golden Apples; The
Bride of the Innisfallen; Selected
Essays One Writer's Beginnings
Welty, Eudora
Presents all of Welty's collected short stories, with full texts of A Curtain of Green
and Other Stories, The Wide Net and Other
Stories, The Golden Apples, and The Bride
of the Innisfallen. Two stories from the 1960s, a selection of
occasional pieces and One Writer's Beginnings, Welty's sensitive memoir of her Jackson childhood round out the collection. 976pgs. • 1998
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035745 NOVELS: The House of Mirth;
The Reef; The Custom of the Country;
The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith
The four novels in this Library of America
volume show Wharton at the height of her
powers as a social observer and critic,
examining American and European lives
with a vision rich in detail, satire, and
tragedy. In each of them her strong autobiographical impulse is disciplined by her writer's craft and her
unfailing regard for her audience. 1328pgs. • 1986
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035716 COMPLETE POETRY AND COLLECTED PROSE
Whitman, Walt
Contains the first and "deathbed" editions of Leaves of Grass as
well as virtually all of Whitman's prose. 1380pgs. • 1982
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✪ 153366 THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS, VOLUME 1
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Originally published from 1932 to 1943, Laura Ingalls
Wilder's Little House books are classics of children's literature, beloved by millions. The Library of America's edition
affirms Wilder's place in the American canon and reintroduces these enduring works to readers young and old.
850pgs. • 2012
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✪ 153365 THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS, VOLUME 2
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
900pgs. • 2012
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✪ 157287 LANGUAGE AND HISTORY
IN ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE
Ostwald, Martin
Spanning 40 years, this collection of essays
represents the work, both philological and
historical, of a renowned teacher and
scholar of the ancient Greek world. The
thread that runs throughout is Ostwald's
precise explanation, for a modern audience, of some of the crucial concepts
through which the ancient Greeks saw and lived their lives -and influenced our own. 336pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $69.95 / $24.98
104391 A NEW HISTORY OF
CLASSICAL RHETORIC
Kennedy, George A.
This extensive revision and abridgment of
Kennedy's The Art of Persuasion in Greece,
The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World,
and Greek Rhetoric under Christian
Emperors provides a comprehensive history of the subject, one that is destined to be
the standard work in the field. 336pgs. •
1994
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140859 ROMAN REPUBLICS
Flower, Harriet I.
While classicists have long recognized that
the Roman Republic changed and evolved
over time, Flower is the first to mount a
serious argument against the idea of
republican continuity. She argues that
there were in fact multiple republics, each
with its own clearly distinguishable
strengths and weaknesses. 224pgs. •
2011
119644 ROMAN WARFARE
Roth, Jonathan P.
This lively examination of the evolution of
Roman ways of war surveys the history of
Rome's fighting forces from their inception in the 7th century BCE to the fall of the
Western Empire in the 5th century CE.
Includes 39 halftones and 27 color plates.
328pgs. • 2009
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✪ 157258 THE SATIRES OF
HORACE
Juster, A. M., trans.
Written in the troubled decade ending
with the establishment of Augustus's
regime, Horace's Satires provide
trenchant social commentary on men's
perennial enslavement to money,
power, fame, and sex. This striking
translation relies on the tools and spirit of the English light verse tradition while taking care to
render the original text as accurately as possible. 160pgs.
• 2008
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✪ 153431 THE WAR OF THE
PELOPONNESIANS AND THE ATHENIANS
Thucydides
A foundational text in the history of Western
political thought. This new translation is
particularly sensitive to the risks of
anachronism, and its notes and extensive
reference material provide the historical,
cultural, and linguistic background needed
to engage with the text on its own terms.
754pgs. • 2013
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048744 ARTFUL SCIENCE:
Enlightenment Entertainment and the
Eclipse of Visual Education
Stafford, Barbara Maria
In this cross-disciplinary guide to intellectual high and low life of the 18th century,
Stafford makes the case for the pedagogical opportunities inherent in an oral-visual
culture. She draws on an extraordinary
range of historical sources and popular
imagery, exploring from a new perspective the perceptual cognition that she analyzed in her book Body Criticism. 350pgs.
• 1994
◆ • MIT • P • $27.95 / $9.98
✪ 157194 LOOKING WEST
Dorst, John D.
In a series of ethnographic case studies -two folk art displays, a Western heritage
theme park, and Devils Tower National
Monument -- Dorst offers an account of
visual practices that, though dressed in the
images and narratives of the American
West, are in fact characteristic of our modern consumer culture in general. 248pgs.
• 1999
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $27.50 / $6.98
092752 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO MODERN
AMERICAN CULTURE
Bigsby, Christopher, ed.
A comprehensive and accessible overview exploring the
social, political, religious, and economic forces that have
shaped 20th-century America and its inhabitants. These
challenging and varied essays discuss religious, racial, sexual, and ethnic minorities, popular culture, the arts, urban
and suburban communities, sports, politics, immigration,
regionalism, and war. 516pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $32.99 / $15.98
153192 MAPPING SUBALTERN
STUDIES AND THE POSTCOLONIAL
Chaturvedi, Vinayak, et al.
The Subaltern Studies project adopted
a "history from below" paradigm to
contest "elite" history writing by Indian
nationalists. The project soon began to
draw upon eclectic thinkers such as
Said, Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida.
This volume presents a collection of
important writing from the last two decades and focuses on
the key debates between scholars in the field. 385pgs. •
2012
◆ • Verso • P • $26.95 / $12.98
065861 COLD WAR HOTHOUSES: Inventing Postwar
Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy
Colomina, Beatriz, et al., eds.
The technological innovation and unprecedented physical
growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every
aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the militaryindustrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to
the production of the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are
as numerous and diverse as they are familiar. 287pgs. • 2004
▲ • Princeton Architectural • P • $27.50 / $12.98
035496 RACIAL CASTRATION: Managing Masculinity in
Asian America
Eng, David L.
Exploring the role of sexuality in racial formation and the
place of race in sexual identity, Eng examines literary, visual,
and filmic images that configure past as well as contemporary
perceptions of Asian American men as emasculated, homosexualized, or queer. 290pgs. • 2001
◆ • Duke • C NDJ • $94.95 / $12.98
085555 CULTURAL RESISTANCE: A Reader
Duncombe, Stephen, ed.
This expansive and carefully crafted reader brings together
many of the classic texts that help to defined culture as a tool
of resistance. With illuminating introductions throughout, it
presents a range of theoretical and historical writings that have
influenced contemporary debate, providing tools for the reader's own interventions. 400pgs. • 2002
◆ • Verso • P • $22.95 / $7.98
156094 CULTURE AND
MATERIALISM
Williams, Raymond
Collects Williams's most significant
work from a twenty-year period in
which he wrestled with the concepts of
materialism and culture and with their
interrelationship. Aside from his more
directly theoretical texts, the volume
includes case-studies of theatrical naturalism, the Bloomsbury group, advertising, science fiction,
and the Welsh novel. 320pgs. • 2010
◆ • Verso • C • $24.95 / $11.98
085524 SCUM MANIFESTO
Solanas, Valerie
Solanas, the woman who shot Andy
Warhol, self-published this book shortly
before her confinement to a mental institution. Impossible to dismiss as just the rantings of a lunatic, the work has indisputable
prescience, not only as a radical feminist
analysis well ahead of its time, but also as
a stunning testament to the rage of an
abused and destitute woman. 96pgs. • 2005
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✪ 116457 SEXUAL PERSONAE: Art and Decadence
from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Paglia, Camille
Ranging from ancient Egypt through the 20th century, Paglia
explores the provocative connections between art and pagan
ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade;
between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. She ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals. 47 photographs. 736pgs. • 1991
▲ • Vintage • P • $20.00 / $7.98
EASTERN RELIGION &
PH ILOSOPHY
127035 ASIAN RELIGIONS IN
PRACTICE: An Introduction
Lopez, Donald S., ed.
Accessible, clear, and concise overviews of
the religions of Asia, providing both historical context and insightful analysis of
Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam,
Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto,
and Bon, as well as many local traditions.
240pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $31.95 / $16.98
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156042 THE BUDDHA FROM DOLPO,
REVISED AND EXPANDED: A Study of
the Life and Thought of the Tibetan
Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen
Stearns, Cyrus
The most controversial Buddhist master in
the history of Tibet, Dolpopa Sherab
Gyaltsen became perhaps the greatest
Tibetan expert of the Kalacakra or Wheel of
Time, a vast system of tantric teachings.
Based largely on esoteric Buddhist knowledge from the legendary land of Shambhala, Dolpopa's insights have profoundly influenced the development of Tibetan Buddhism for more
than 650 years. 496pgs. • 2010
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • C • $39.95 / $12.98
156043 THE BUDDHA SPEAKS: A Book of Guidance
from the Buddhist Scriptures
Bancroft, Anne, ed.
This introduction to Buddha's teachings using his own words
includes selections dealing with the search for truth, the way
of contemplation, and the experience of sorrow and death.
176pgs. • 2010
◆ • Shambhala • P • $14.00 / $5.98
156044 BUDDHISM THROUGH
AMERICAN WOMEN'S EYES
Tsomo, Karma
As Buddhism is transmitted to the West,
women are playing a major role in its
adaptation and development. The conversations presented here draw together experienced practitioners from many
Buddhist traditions to share their
thoughts on the Buddhist outlook, its
practical application in everyday life, and the challenges of
practicing Buddhism in the Western world. 184pgs. •
2010
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111376 THE CAMPHOR FLAME: Popular Hinduism and
Society in India
Fuller, C. J.
Popular Hinduism is shaped by the worship of a multitude of
powerful divine beings -- a proverbial total of 330 million gods
and goddesses. The fluid relationship between these beings
and humans is a central theme of this rich and accessible
study of popular Hinduism in the context of contemporary
Indian society. 360pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $24.98
156045 COMPASSIONATE ACTION
Chatral Rinpoche
The first English-language book by the "hidden yogi," a
renowned figure described by Thomas Merton as "the
greatest man I ever met." It includes his biography and
autobiography, six of his essays, five prayers he composed,
an exclusive interview, and 16 pages of photos. 112pgs. •
2007
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $16.95 / $6.98
156046 DEBATE IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Perdue, Daniel
Debate is the investigative technique used in Tibetan education
to sharpen analytical capacities and convey philosophical concepts. Using a debate manual by Pur-bu-jok Jam-ba-gya-tso
(1825-1901) as his basis, Daniel Perdue covers elementary
debate and demonstrates its application to a variety of secular
and religious educational contexts. 984pgs. • 1992
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $75.00 / $24.98
156048 HEARTFELT ADVICE
Lama Dudjom Dorjee
In this overview of the main principles of
Buddhist practice, Lama Dudjom Dorjee
skillfully guides students through the vast
array of considerations on the path, highlighting what is essential, as he presents
practical ways to apply Buddhist wisdom to
life in the modern world. 192pgs. • 2010
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $14.95
/ $5.98
156049 HURRY UP AND MEDITATE: Your Starter Kit
for Inner Peace and Better Health
Michie, David
Meditation has been scientifically proven to deliver highly
effective stress relief, boost our immune systems, and dramatically slow the aging process. It has also been shown to make
us much happier and more effective thinkers. In this thoughtprovoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the
nuts and bolts of meditation. 192pgs. • 2008
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $14.95 / $5.98
049025 AN INTRODUCTION TO CONFUCIANISM
Yao, Xinzhong
An overview of Confucianism as a philosophical and religious
tradition. It pays attention to Confucianism in both the West
and the East, focusing on the tradition's doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places, and terminology, but also stressing the
adaptations, transformations, and new thinking taking place in
modern times. 344pgs. • 2000
◆ • Cambridge • P • $42.00 / $21.98
048990 AN INTRODUCTION TO
HINDUISM
Flood, Gavin
A thematic and historical introduction
to Hinduism. Traces the development of
Hindu traditions from ancient origins
and the major deities to the modern
world, discussing Hinduism as both a
global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, Hindu ritual, and Dravidian influences. 341pgs. •
1996
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156050 NATURAL GREAT PERFECTION:
Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs
Khenpo, Nyoshul
A pure awareness practice applicable to any
circumstance and readily integrated into
modern life, Dzogchen directly introduces
us to the inherent freedom, purity, and perfection of being that is our true nature. This
inspiring collection of teachings provides
the deepest possible insight into the practice of the Dzogchen path. 204pgs. • 2009
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $16.95 / $6.98
156052 OPENING THE DOOR TO BON
Khenpo, Latri & Nyima Dakpa
Bon, the ancient pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, is still practiced today, and a growing number of readers are interested in
the shamanism and magic that form part of its path to liberation. Full of practical and explicit instructions, this handbook
for Westerners details the outer and inner fundamental Bon
practices. 144pgs. • 2005
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✪ 039563 RELIGIONS OF ASIA IN PRACTICE: An
Anthology
Lopez, Donald S., ed.
Brings together important selections from Buddhism in
India, China, Tibet, and Japan to give an overview of how
religions have been lived by ordinary and extraordinary
people throughout Asia. Includes ritual manuals, hagiographical and autobiographical writings, popular commentaries, instructions to children, poetry, and folktales.
734pgs. • 2002
◆ • Princeton • P • $46.95 / $21.98
038404 A SOURCE BOOK IN CHINESE
PHILOSOPHY
Chan, Wing-Tsit, trans.
A classic text, providing a rich overview of
the schools of Chinese thought, carefully
weighing the influences of Confucianism,
Taoism, and Buddhism, and making available a wide range of primary sources.
856pgs. • 1969
◆ • Princeton • P • $49.95 / $29.98
051274 THE TAOIST CLASSICS, VOLUME 1: The
Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Cleary, Thomas
Translated, edited, and introduced by Thomas Cleary, the leading translator of Asian spiritual literature, The Taoist Classics
(in four volumes) is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Taoist texts ever published in English.
485pgs. • 2003
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156053 THE THIRTY-SEVEN
PRACTICES OF BODHISATTVAS: An
Oral Teaching by Geshe Sonam
Rinchen
Rinchen, Geshe Sonam & Ruth Sonam
Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo's succinct and simple verses of advice, written in the 14th
century, summarize the quintessence of the
Mahayana path to perfection. Geshe Sonam
Rinchen's oral teachings elucidate these
practices for the modern reader and show how we can transform our actions, feelings, and ways of thinking to become
Bodhisattvas ourselves. 112pgs. • 2001
◆ • Snow Lion Publications • P • $16.95 / $6.98
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156054 THE TIBETAN BUDDHISM READER
Ray, Reginald A., ed.
A portable collection of inspiring readings from the revered
masters of Tibetan Buddhism. The topics include cultivating
compassion, letting go of ego, learning to become more
alert and present in our lives, and developing a clear perception of our own true nature. 192pgs. • 2010
◆ • Shambhala • P • $14.95 / $5.98
118661 THE ZEN ART BOOK: The Art of Enlightenment
Loori, John Daido & Stephen Addiss
When a Zen master puts brush to paper, the resulting image is
a teaching, intended to stop us in our tracks and to compel us
to consider ultimate truth. Here, 40 works by renowned masters such as Hakuin Ekaku and Gibon Sengai are reproduced
along with commentary that illuminates both the art and its
teaching. 128pgs. • 2009
◆ • Shambhala • P • $21.95 / $7.98
125677 YOGA: Immortality and
Freedom
Eliade, Mircea
In this landmark book, first published in
English in 1958, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the
Vedas through the 20th century. A new
Introduction by David Gordon White provides invaluable insight into Eliade's life
and work. 568pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $16.98
✪ 157015 ZEN QUESTIONS: Zazen, Dogen, and the
Spirit of Creative Inquiry
Leighton, Taigen Dan
Explores Zazen, the foundational practice of the Zen school,
presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers an
entryway into true repose and joy. Leighton draws on his experience as a Zen scholar and teacher as well as the poetry of
Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and others in order to introduce the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. 312pgs. •
2002
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ECONOM ICS
154755 AFTER THE GREAT COMPLACENCE: Financial
Crisis and the Politics of Reform
Engelen, Ewald, et al.
In a democratic system, what kind of control should elected
governments have over the financial markets? What policies
should be implemented to regulate them? These are some of
the questions addressed in this analysis of the economies of
Britain, the USA, and Western Europe in the wake of the recent
financial crisis. 304pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $50.00 / $19.98
125784 ANIMAL SPIRITS: How
Human Psychology Drives the
Economy, and Why It Matters for
Global Capitalism
Akerlof, George A. & Robert J. Shiller
From blind faith in ever-rising housing
prices to plummeting confidence in capital
markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, two
acclaimed economists challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a
bold new vision that will transform economics and restore
prosperity. 264pgs. • 2009
▲ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $9.98
✪ 126043 THE BIG PROBLEM OF
SMALL CHANGE
Sargent, Thomas J. & François R.
Velde
Two leading economists examine the
evolution of Western European
economies through the lens of one of
the classic problems of monetary history -- the recurring scarcity and depreciation of small change. Through penetrating analysis, they tell the story of how monetary technologies, doctrines, and practices evolved from 1300 to
1850, and of how the "standard formula" was devised to
address an age-old dilemma without causing inflation.
432pgs. • 2003
◆ • Princeton • P • $46.95 / $22.98
104368 THE BOX: How the Shipping
Container Made the World Smaller and
the World Economy Bigger
Levinson, Marc
In April 1956, a refitted tanker carried 58
shipping containers from Newark to
Houston. From that modest beginning,
container shipping developed into a huge
industry that made the boom in global
trade possible. In this fascinating volume,
Levinson shows how the container transformed economic
geography and brought consumers a previously unimaginable
variety of low-cost products from around the globe. 376pgs.
• 2008
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✪ 140854 CHASING STARS: The Myth
of Talent and the Portability of
Performance
Groysberg, Boris
After examining the careers of more than a
thousand star analysts at Wall Street investment banks, and conducting more than
two hundred frank interviews, Groysberg
comes to a striking conclusion: star analysts who change firms suffer an immediate
and lasting decline in performance. 464pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $9.98
034033 COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY: A
Retrospective
Kindleberger, Charles P.
This collection of essays reflects Kindleberger's shift in interests from foreign exchange to international trade, economic
growth, and economic history, especially financial history.
500pgs. • 2000
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JOHN KENNETH
GALBRAITH
136579 THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY AND OTHER
WRITINGS, 1952-1967: American Capitalism; The
Great Crash 1929; The Affluent Society; The New
Industrial State
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Incisive and original, John Kenneth Galbraith wrote with an
eloquence that burst the conventions of his discipline and
won a readership none of his fellow economists could
match. This Library of America volume, the first devoted to
an economist, gathers four of his key early works, the books
that established him as one of the leading public intellectuals of the last century. 1056pgs. • 2010
◆ • Library of America • C • $40.00 / $18.98
104344 THE NEW INDUSTRIAL
STATE
Galbraith, John Kenneth
With searing wit and incisive commentary, Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in this landmark work,
arguing that the US was no longer a freeenterprise society but a structured state
controlled by the largest companies. First
published in 1967, The New Industrial
State continues to resonate today. This edition contains a
new Introduction by Sean Wilentz. 518pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
131949 THE ECONOMICS OF
ENOUGH: How to Run the Economy
as if the Future Matters
Coyle, Diane
The world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises, as climate change threatens major disruptions, economic inequality has soared
to extremes not seen for a century, and
the ongoing global financial meltdown
still looms. In this volume, Coyle examines how we can
achieve the financial growth we need today without sacrificing a decent future for our children, our societies, and
our planet. 336pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $9.98
087909 THE ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY: An Introduction
Varian, Hal R., et al.
An accessible review of economic factors affecting information
technology industries. These industries are characterized by
high fixed costs and low marginal costs of production, large
switching costs for users, and strong network effects. Varian
outlines the basic economics of these industries while Joseph
Farrell and Carl Shapiro describe the impact of these factors
on competition policy. 112pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $24.99 / $14.98
111357 ESSAYS ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Bernanke, Ben S.
While the Great Depression was an unparalleled disaster,
some economies recovered faster than others. By comparing and contrasting the economic strategies and statistics of
the world's nations as they struggled to survive economically, the essays in this volume present a uniquely coherent
view of the economic causes and worldwide propagation of
the depression. 320pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $16.98
125769 A FAREWELL TO ALMS: A
Brief Economic History of the World
Clark, Gregory
Why are some parts of the world so rich
and others so poor? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich -- and
why did it make large parts of the world
poorer? In this provocative book, Clark
tackles these questions and argues that
culture -- not exploitation, geography, or
resources -- explains the wealth and poverty of nations.
432pgs. • 2008
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135560 FAULT LINES: How Hidden Fractures Still
Threaten the World Economy
Rajan, Raghuram G.
One of the few economists to warn of the global financial crisis before it hit warns that a potentially more devastating crisis
awaits us. He shows how the individual choices that collectively brought about the economic meltdown were rational
responses to a flawed global financial order in which the
incentives to take on risk are out of step with the dangers those
risks pose. 272pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $17.95 / $6.98
054955 FINANCING THE AMERICAN
DREAM: A Cultural History of
Consumer Credit
Calder, Lendol G.
The first book-length social and cultural
history of the rise of consumer credit in
America. Focusing on the years between
1890 and 1940, when the legal and institutional bases of today's credit practices were
established, Calder traces how credit was
transformed from a widespread but morally dubious practice
into an almost universally accepted institution. 400pgs. •
2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $20.98
125616 GLOBALIZING CAPITAL: A
History of the International Monetary
System
Eichengreen, Barry
Demonstrates that insights into the international monetary system and effective
principles for governing it can result only
if it is seen as a historical phenomenon
extending from the gold standard period
to the interwar period, then to Bretton
Woods, and finally to the post-1973 period of fluctuating currencies. 276pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
111349 THE GREAT CONTRACTION
1929-1933
Friedman, Milton & Anna Jacobson
Schwartz
One of the most influential books of 20th
century economics. It marshals massive
historical data and sharp analytics to support the authors' claim that steady control
of the money supply is profoundly important to the management of the nation's
economy, especially in navigating serious economic fluctuations. 320pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $12.98
133791 THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT: Eight Centuries of
Financial Folly
Reinhart, Carmen M. & Kenneth S. Rogoff
A comprehensive catalog of government defaults, banking
panics, and inflationary spikes, from medieval currency
debasements to today's subprime catastrophe. The authors
show that while countries do weather their financial storms,
short memories make it all too easy for crises to recur.
512pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $8.98
127229 ZOMBIE ECONOMICS: How
Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
Quiggin, John
The global financial crisis has laid bare
many of the assumptions behind market
liberalism -- the theory that market-based
solutions are always best, regardless of the
problem. John Quiggin explains how these
dead ideas still walk among us, and why we
must find a way to kill them once and for
all if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the
future. 216pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $9.98
EU ROPEAN H ISTORY & POLITICS
135599 1989: The Struggle to Create
Post-Cold War Europe
Sarotte, Mary Elise
Examining documents, interviews, and
broadcasts from many different locations,
including Moscow, Berlin, Bonn, Paris,
London, and Washington, Sarotte
describes how Germany unified and NATO
expansion began, leaving Russia on the
periphery of the new Europe. She explains
how the aftermath of this fateful series of events, and Russian
resentment of the consequences, continue to shape world politics today. 344pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $8.98
✪ 145781 THE BRITISH ISLES: A
History of Four Nations
Kearney, Hugh
A new edition of the classic account of
the British Isles from pre-Roman times
to the present, distinguished by its treatment of English history as part of a
wider "history of four nations." Kearney
narrates the histories of Wales, Ireland,
and Scotland in their own terms, surveys
the recent historiographical renaissance in these nations,
and considers the implications for "four-nations" history in
the context of a new multiethnic Britain. 380pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $19.99 / $9.98
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✪ 157195 EXOTIC WOMEN: Literary Heroines and
Cultural Strategies in Ancient Regime France
Douthwaite, Julia V.
Describes the interrelated representations of cultural and sexual difference in key French works of the late 17th and 18th
centuries. The heroines of the book are foreign women,
brought to France through no will of their own and forced into
the margins of a new society. 224pgs. • 1992
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $26.50 / $6.98
156154 IN DEFENCE OF THE
TERROR: Liberty or Death in the
French Revolution
Wahnich, Sophie
In this succinct essay, Wahnich explains
how, contrary to prevailing interpretations, the institution of Terror sought to
put a brake on legitimate popular violence -- in Danton's words, to "be terrible
so as to spare the people the need to be
so" -- and was subsequently subsumed in the logic of war.
144pgs. • 2012
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155203 MADNESS AND REVOLUTION: The Lives and
Legends of Theroigne de Mericourt
Roudinesco, Elisabeth
Theroigne de Mericourt loved the French Revolution; she
refused the roles prescribed by her sex; and, at the age of thirty-one, she lost her reason. Vividly tracing Theroigne's life,
this book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the
French Revolution, early feminism and the birth of the modern asylum. 294pgs. • 1992
◆ • Verso • P • $20.00 / $9.98
132170 NAPOLEON: The Path to
Power, 1769-1799
Dwyer, Philip
One of the first truly modern politicians,
Napoleon was a master of "spin," who used
the media to project an idealized image of
himself. Dwyer sheds new light on
Napoleon's inner life -- especially his darker side and his passions -- to reveal a ruthless, manipulative, driven man whose character has been disguised by the public image he carefully fashioned to suit the purposes of his ambition. 672pgs. • 2008
◆ • Yale • C • $35.00 / $9.98
104342 BUDWEISERS INTO CZECHS AND GERMANS: A
Local History of Bohemian Politics
King, Jeremy
German and Czech-speaking Budweis/Budæjovice belonged to
the Habsburg Monarchy until 1918, and then to
Czechoslovakia, to Hitler's Third Reich, and to Czechoslovakia
again. This history of a single town in Bohemia casts new light
on nationalism in Central Europe between the Springtime of
Nations in 1848 and the Cold War. 304pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $21.98
043561 THE BUSINESS OF ALCHEMY: Science and
Culture in the Holy Roman Empire
Smith, Pamela H.
Explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and
commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the
Holy Roman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, showing
how religious salvation was transformed into material
increase. 308pgs. • 1994
◆ • Princeton • P • $52.50 / $29.98
043021 THE CAUSES OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: The
Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford,
1987-1988
Russell, Conrad
The most in-depth account to date of the origins of one of the
most significant events in British history. Drawing heavily on
research in printed and unpublished sources, Russell highlights the constitutional problem of multiple kingdoms within
Britain; the religious problem of competing theologies within
and outside a state church; and the economic problem of the
inadequacy of royal revenue. 236pgs. • 1990
◆ • Oxford University • P • $70.00 / $19.98
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125262 THE OLD REGIME AND THE FRENCH
REVOLUTION
De Tocqueville, Alexis
Originally published in 1856, this volume by the celebrated
political thinker and historian explores the origins and consequences of the rebellion by examining the society that existed
in France prior to the overthrow of the government. Along the
way, he offers timeless insights into the pursuit of individual
and political freedom. 320pgs. • 1955
◆ • Doubleday • P • $15.00 / $6.98
028886 THE SANS-CULOTTES: The
Popular Movement & Revolutionary
Government 1793-1794
Soboul, Albert
A study of the ideology of the artisans,
master craftsmen, shopkeepers, small
merchants, and domestic servants of
Paris, the revolutionary process during
the period of the Jacobin dictatorship of
Public Safety, and the French Revolution.
279pgs. • 1980
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $21.98
✪ 111628 TWELVE WHO RULED: The Year of the
Terror in the French Revolution
Palmer, R. R.
Facing a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the
Republic, the French revolutionary government instituted a
revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a
Committee of Public Safety at its head. Palmer's narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and collectively,
recounting and assessing their tumultuous struggles in Paris
and their repressive missions in the provinces. 440pgs. •
2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
✪ 157247 VAUX AND VERSAILLES: The Appropriations,
Erasures, and Accidents That Made Modern France
Goldstein, Claire
Before Louis XV began work on Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte,
the chateau of his finance minister Nicolas Fouquet, was, for a
few short years, the country's artistic capital. Claire Goldstein
shows how the connection between Vaux and Versailles -- a
connection made by means of political repression, theft, and
erasure -- lies at the heart of classical style. 288pgs. • 2007
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $19.98
149523 CIVIL SOCIETY AND EMPIRE:
Ireland and Scotland in the
Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
Livesey, James
Traces the origins of the modern conception of civil society not to England or
France, but to the provincial societies of
Ireland and Scotland in the 18th century.
Livesey shows how civil society was invented as an idea of renewed community for
provincial and defeated elites, and how this innovation
allowed those elites to enjoy liberty without directly participating in the governance of the British Empire. 304pgs. • 2009
◆ • Yale • C • $45.00 / $9.98
087175 A CONCISE HISTORY OF
GERMANY
SECOND EDITION
Fulbrook, Mary
The multi-faceted, problematic history of
the German lands has supplied material for
a wide range of debates and differences of
interpretation. The text spans the early
Middle Ages to the present day, synthesizing
a vast array of historical material, as
Fulbrook explores interrelationships between social, political
and cultural factors in the light of recent scholarly controversies. 296pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $30.99 / $17.98
053755 A CONCISE HISTORY OF
ITALY: Updated Edition
Duggan, Christopher
From the fall of the Roman Empire to the
late 20th century, this volume focuses on
the difficulties Italy has faced in forging a
nation state. It considers the geographical
and cultural obstacles to unity, and surveys
the centuries of political fragmentation that
Italy's new rulers had to overcome when
the country became unified, more by accident than design, in
1859-61. 324pgs. • 1994
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $16.98
✪ 123408 EICHMANN'S MEN
Safrian, Hans
Examines the central group of Nazi perpetrators who
expelled massive numbers of Eastern European Jews from
their homelands and deported them to ghettos, concentration camps, and killing centers. Safrian reconstructs the
"careers" of these men in connection with the escalation of
racial policies from stigmatization, divestment, and segregation to deportation, forced labor, and mass murder.
336pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $12.98
134829 EVENING'S EMPIRE: A History of the Night in
Early Modern Europe
Koslofsky, Craig
A fascinating study of the myriad ways in which early modern
people understood, experienced, and transformed the night.
Using diaries, letters, and legal records together with representations of the night in early modern religion, literature and
art, Koslofsky opens up an entirely new perspective on early
modern Europe. 448pgs. • 2011
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $19.98
✪ 050086 GERMANS ON WELFARE: From Weimar to
Hitler
Crew, David F.
Shows how welfare discourse and policy were translated into
practice by officials and appropriated, contested, and re-negotiated by millions of welfare clients, from the Weimar experiment in democracy to the murderous racial state of the Nazis.
287pgs. • 2001
◆ • Oxford University • P • $50.00 / $9.98
154896 GERMANY IN THE LOUD TWENTIETH CENTURY:
An Introduction
Feiereisen, Florence & Alexandra Merley Hill, eds.
An approach to recent German history and contemporary
German culture through its sounds and musics, its noises and
silences. It considers the acoustic national identity of Germany
since the development and rise of sound-recording and
sound-disseminating technologies in the early 1900s. 224pgs.
• 2011
◆ • Oxford University • P • $24.95 / $7.98
DEREK SAYER
✪ 111513 THE COASTS OF
BOHEMIA: A Czech History
Sayer, Derek
Although the lands that were once the
Kingdom of Bohemia lie at the heart of
Europe, Czechs are usually encountered only in the margins of other people's stories. In this volume, Derek
Sayer reverses this perspective, presenting a comprehensive and longneeded history of the Czech people that also serves as a history of modern Europe, told from its uneasy center. 408pgs.
• 2000
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154690 PRAGUE, CAPITAL OF THE TWENTIETH
CENTURY: A Surrealist History
Sayer, Derek
Ranging across 20th-century Prague's astonishingly vibrant
and surprising human landscape, this richly illustrated cultural history describes how the city has experienced (and
suffered) more ways of being modern than perhaps any
other metropolis. 624pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $35.00 / $15.98
✪ 157244 HERESY AND AUTHORITY IN EUROPE
Peters, Edward, ed.
Throughout the Middle Ages and early modern Europe, to
maintain a belief in opposition to orthodoxy was to set oneself
in opposition not merely to church and state but to a whole
culture in all of its manifestations. In this volume, Edward
Peters makes available the most compact and wide-ranging
collection of source materials in translation on medieval
orthodoxy and heterodoxy in social context. 312pgs. • 1980
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $28.95 / $9.98
039510 THE HISTORY OF ITALY
Guicciardini, Francesco
In 1537, Francesco Guicciardini, adviser
and confidant to three popes, governor of
several central Italian states, ambassador,
administrator, and military captain, retired
to his villa to write a history of his times.
His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy -- both a brilliant portrayal of the
Renaissance and a penetrating vision into
the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. 457pgs.
• 1984
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $19.98
150986 HITLER: A Short Biography
Wilson, A. N.
Hitler's unlikely rise to power and his uncanny ability to
manipulate his fellow man resulted in the deaths of millions of
Europeans and a horrific world war, yet he remains mythologized and misunderstood. In this masterful account, A. N.
Wilson sheds new light on Hitler's personality, his desires, and
his complex relationship with the German people. 224pgs. •
2012
▲ • Basic Books • C • $24.99 / $6.98
✪ 157233 HITLER'S FACE: The
Biography of an Image
Schmölders, Claudia
Schmölders demonstrates how the adulation of Hitler's face stands at the conjunction of ideologies in which nationalism was joined to a belief in the determinative power of physiognomy. The
veneration of the idealized German face,
and the fanatical devotion to Hitler's in
particular, was but one component of a project that also
encouraged the identification of supposedly degenerate
"Jewish" physical traits. 240pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $7.98
✪ 157285 THE INCARNATE TEXT: Imagining the Book
in Reformation England
Kearney, James
An investigation of the crisis of the book occasioned by the
Reformation's simultaneous faith in text and distrust of material forms. Examining a wide range of topics -- from humanism and hermeneutics to secularization and enlightenment,
from iconoclasm and anti-Semitism to barbarism and
fetishism -- Kearney reveals how this crisis helped change the
way the modern world apprehends both texts and things.
328pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $69.95 / $24.98
✪ 152475 THE INNER LIFE OF
EMPIRES: An Eighteenth-Century
History
Rothschild, Emma
The intimate history of the Johnstone family -- four sisters and seven brothers who
lived in Scotland and around the globe in
the fast-changing 18th century. Piecing
together their voyages, marriages, debts,
and lawsuits, and examining their ideas,
sentiments, and values, Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous
period that created the modern economy, the British Empire,
and the philosophical Enlightenment. 496pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $22.95 / $9.98
135499 IRELAND: A History
Bartlett, Thomas
A magisterial political, social, cultural and economic history of
Ireland from prehistory to the present by one of the country's
leading historians. 642pgs. • 2011
◆ • Cambridge • P • $28.99 / $16.98
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✪ 058371 THE ITALIAN
RENAISSANCE: Culture and Society in
Italy
Burke, Peter
This social and cultural history of the
Italian Renaissance discusses the social
and political institutions that existed in Italy
during the 15th and 16th centuries, and
analyzes the ways of thinking and seeing
that characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity. 305pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
100220 LIBERAL AND FASCIST ITALY:
1900-1945
Lyttelton, Adrian, ed.
Discusses the social and moral conflicts
resulting from modernization, the two
world wars and the fascist regime.
Considering the issues from both national
and international standpoints, the contributors consider the political developments
and their impact on religion, literature, and
the visual arts. 314pgs. • 2002
▲ • Oxford University • C • $48.00 / $19.98
141668 KRUPP: A History of the Legendary German
Firm
James, Harold
No company symbolized the best and worst of modern
German history more than the famous steel and arms
maker. In this book, Harold James tells the story of the
Krupp family and its industrial empire between the early
19th century and the present, and analyzes its transition
from a family business to one owned by a nonprofit foundation. 360pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $35.00 / $13.98
156038 LONDON UNDER: The Secret History
Beneath the Streets
Ackroyd, Peter
An atmospheric, imaginative study of everything that goes
on underneath London, from original springs and streams
and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The book tunnels through
geological layers, encountering the creatures and inhabitants, real and fictional, that dwell in the dark spaces few
Londoners ever see. 240pgs. • 2011
◆ • Nan A. Talese • C • $25.00 / $5.98
131454 THE LAST DESCENDANT OF AENEAS: The
Hapsburgs and the Mythic Image of the Emperor
Tanner, Marie
From antiquity to the Renaissance, rulers of Western empires
inspired hero worship by proclaiming their divine origins.
This book focuses on the importance of the Roman emperor's
mythic image for the development of Western political thought.
272pgs. • 1993
◆ • Yale • C • $80.00 / $29.98
111604 THE MIRACLE YEARS: A Cultural History of
West Germany, 1949-1968
Schissler, Hanna, ed.
Stereotypical descriptions showcasing postwar West Germany
as an "economic miracle" or casting it in the narrow terms of
Cold War politics obscure a rich and variegated cultural history. In this volume, leading scholars of German history, literature, and film explore what it really meant to live in West
Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. 448pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $20.98
RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION
131727 DEATH AND REDEMPTION: The Gulag and the
Shaping of Soviet Society
Barnes, Steven
A fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Soviet
Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and
prisons in the structuring of Soviet society. Drawing on newly
opened archives in Russia and Kazakhstan as well as memoirs
by actual prisoners, Barnes shows how the Gulag was integral
to the Soviet goal of building socialism. 368pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $23.98
111702 HOW RUSSIA SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD:
From Art to Anti-Semitism, Ballet to Bolshevism
Marks, Steven G.
Moving from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Beijing and Berlin,
London and Luanda, Mexico and Mississippi, Marks conducts
an intellectual tour of the Russian exports that shaped the 20th
century. The result is a richly textured and stunningly original
account of the extent to which Russia -- as an idea and a producer of ideas -- has contributed to the world we live in.
408pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $31.95 / $17.98
111555 MAPPING ST. PETERSBURG: Imperial Text and
Cityshape
Buckler, Julie A.
Traces the evolution of Russia's onetime capital from a "conceptual hierarchy" to a living cultural system -- a topography
expressed not only by the city's physical structures but also by
the literary texts that have helped create it. She views the grand
city, the product of Peter the Great's ambitious vision, not only
as a geographical entity but also as a network of genres bearing historical and cultural meaning. 364pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $12.98
✪ 085509 THE PROPHET OUTCAST, VOL. 3: Life of
Trotsky, 1929 to 1940
Deutscher, Isaac
"Trotsky, with a handful of followers, attempted to block the
path of Stalin's relentless hurricane of betrayal and murder.
His epic defense of the soul of the Revolution against its
bureaucratic executioners was a torchlight in the storm. In
one of the very greatest modern biographies, Deutscher
redeems the legacy of this astonishing revolutionary and
humanist thinker." --Mike Davis 560pgs. • 2004
◆ • Verso • P • $26.95 / $8.98
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✪ 085510 THE PROPHET
UNARMED, VOL. 2: Life of Trotsky,
1921 to 1929
Deutscher, Isaac
An account of the great struggle
between Stalin and Trotsky that followed the end of the civil war in 1921
and the death of Lenin. From the story
of Trotsky's fierce opposition to Stalin's
policies emerges a portrait of important
Soviet leaders with, at its centre, Trotsky, the man of ideas. An
original assessment of the defeat that led to his banishment
from Russia. 512pgs. • 2004
◆ • Verso • P • $26.95 / $9.98
048885 RUSSIA'S ECONOMY OF
FAVOURS: Blat, Networking and
Informal Exchange
Ledeneva, Alena V.
Examines blat--the use of informal contacts and personal networks to obtain
goods and services in Soviet Russia--analyzing its historical, socioeconomic, and
cultural aspects and its implications for
post-Soviet Russia. 235pgs. • 1998
◆ • Cambridge • P • $45.00 / $23.98
✪ 123043 SERFDOM, SOCIETY, AND
THE ARTS IN IMPERIAL RUSSIA: The
Pleasure and the Power
Stites, Richard
A groundbreaking history of visual and
performing arts in the last decades of
serfdom. Stites shows how the provinces
interacted with the cosmopolitan cultures
of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as thousands of serfs and ex-serfs created or performed and painters explored town and country in order to
create genre scenes of everyday life. 640pgs. • 2008
◆ • Yale • P • $32.50 / $12.98
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038638 THE NAZI WAR ON CANCER
Proctor, Robert N.
Nazi Germany was also decades ahead of other countries in
promoting health reforms that we today regard as progressive
and socially responsible. Proctor concludes that the Nazis' forward-looking health activism ultimately came from the same
twisted root as their medical atrocities: the ideal of a sanitary
racial utopia reserved exclusively for pure and healthy
Germans. 380pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $19.98
150713 THE POLITICS OF
AUTHENTICITY: Radical Individualism
and the Emergence of Modern Society
Berman, Marshall
Focusing on 18th-century Paris, where a distinctively modern form of society was just
coming into its own, Berman shows how the
ideal of authenticity -- of a self that could
organize the individual's energy and direct it
toward his own happiness -- articulated 18thcentury man's deepest responses to this brave new world, and his
most ardent hope for a new life in it. 352pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • P • $24.95 / $8.98
✪ 157218 READING EARLY MODERN PASSIONS:
Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion
Paster, Gail Kern, et al., eds.
Assessing the changing discourses of feeling and their relevance to the cultural history of affect, the contributors to
this volume offer interdisciplinary essays on the meanings
and representations of the emotional universe of
Renaissance Europe in literature, music, and art. 392pgs.
• 2004
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135484 THE RELIGIOUS
ENLIGHTENMENT: Protestants, Jews,
and Catholics from London to Vienna
Sorkin, David
Reveals how the major religions of Europe
gave rise to movements of renewal and
reform
that
championed
such
Enlightenment ideas as reasonableness
and natural religion, toleration and natural
law. Sorkin shows how Calvinist enlightened orthodoxy, Jewish Haskalah, and reform Catholicism
were influential participants in the 18th century's public
sphere and promoted a new ideal of church-state relations.
360pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $18.98
028880 RESTORATION, REVOLUTION, REACTION:
Economics & Politics in Germany, 1815-1871
Hamerow, Theodore S.
Examines the dissatisfactions caused by the transition from
agrarianism to industrialism, and shows the severe impact on
German politics of the social adjustments required to meet the
new economic conditions. 347pgs. • 1990
◆ • Princeton • P • $55.00 / $31.98
155093 RETREAT TO BERLIN
Baxter, Ian
Drawing on a superb collection of rare
and unpublished photographs, this book
recounts, in dramatic detail, the German
retreat from the wastelands of the Eastern
and Western Fronts into a bombed and
devastated Third Reich, as those German
forces that were fortunate enough to survive the overwhelming enemy onslaught
were either destroyed or were driven around back towards a
devastated Berlin. 160pgs. • 2011
◆ • Pen & Sword • P • $24.95 / $6.98
152901 SCOTLAND: A Concise History
FOURTH EDITION
MacLean, Fitzroy
Continuously in print for more than 40 years and renowned
for the authority and wit with which it disentangles the complex threads of Scotland's rich history, this classic work has
been brought up to date with recent events along the path
to Scottish independence. More than 240 illustrations provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship,
and intellectual life. 260pgs. • 2012
▲ • Thames & Hudson • P • $19.95 / $7.98
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155594 BLOOD AND FAITH: The
Purging of Muslim Spain
Carr, Matthew
After King Philip III of Spain signed an
edict in 1609 denouncing the Muslim
inhabitants of Spain as heretics, traitors,
and apostates, the entire Muslim population of Spain was given three days to
leave Spanish territory, on threat of
death. By 1613, an estimated 300,000
Muslims had been removed from Spanish territory. Carr's
narrative opens a window onto a little-known period of
European history. 368pgs. • 2011
▲ • New Press • P • $19.95 / $7.98
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History
Cowans, Jon
Encompassing political, cultural, social, and economic history, this volume provides a valuable opportunity to explore
the history of Spain through primary sources. It explores the
problems and experiences of Spain's empire, regional and
ethnic tensions, the place of women and minorities in society, and the roles played by Spanish artists. 288pgs. • 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $69.95 / $16.98
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111451 THE HANDLESS MAIDEN:
Moriscos and the Politics of
Religion in Early Modern Spain
Perry, Mary Elizabeth
In 1502, a decade of increasing tension
between Muslims and Christians in
Spain culminated in a royal decree that
Muslims in Castile wanting to remain
had to convert to Christianity. Mary
Elizabeth Perry uses this event as the
starting point for a remarkable exploration of how converted Muslims and their descendants responded to their
increasing disempowerment. 202pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $16.98
132171 SPAIN, EUROPE AND THE WIDER WORLD
1500-1800
Elliott, J. H.
Organized around three themes -- early modern Europe;
European overseas expansion; and the works and historical
context of El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, and Van Dyck -- this
volume offers a rich survey of the themes at the heart of
Elliott's interests throughout a career distinguished by
excellence and innovation. 352pgs. • 2009
◆ • Yale • C • $38.00 / $7.98
127008 SEX AFTER FASCISM: Memory and Morality in
Twentieth-Century Germany
Herzog, Dagmar
This history of sexual attitudes and practices in 20th-century
Germany investigates such issues as contraception, pornography, and theories of sexual orientation. It also demonstrates
how Germans made sexuality a key site for managing the
memory and legacies of Nazism and the Holocaust. 368pgs. •
2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $19.98
050550 SHATTERING SILENCE:
Women, Nationalism, and Political
Subjectivity in Northern Ireland
Aretxaga, Begona
The first feminist ethnography of "the
Troubles." Combining interpretative
anthropology and poststructuralist feminist
theory, Aretxaga contributes not only to
those disciplines but also to research on
ethnic and social conflict by showing the
gendered constitution of political violence. 211pgs. • 1997
◆ • Princeton • P • $32.95 / $19.98
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105084 BETWEEN WOMEN: Friendship, Desire and
Marriage in Victorian England
Marcus, Sharon
Far from being sexless angels defined only by male desires,
Victorian women openly enjoyed looking at and even dominating other women. Through a close examination of literature,
memoirs, letters, domestic magazines, and political debates,
Marcus reveals how relationships between women were a crucial component of Victorian femininity. 356pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $16.98
142986 HOW TO DO THINGS WITH BOOKS IN
VICTORIAN BRITAIN
Price, Leah
From knickknacks to wastepaper, books mattered to the
Victorians in ways that cannot be explained by their printed
content alone. Supplementing close readings of novels by
Thackeray, Dickens, and other writers with a sensitive
reconstruction of how Victorians thought and felt about
books, Price offers a new model for integrating literary theory with cultural history. 360pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $16.98
049261 STATES AND SOCIAL REVOLUTIONS: A
Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China
Skocpol, Theda
Why have social revolutions occurred in some countries but
not in others? How and why have pre-revolutionary regimes
come into crisis? Skocpol's study offers important new theoretical strategies within a comparative historical analysis of the
causes and outcomes of three major instances of social revolution. 448pgs. • 1979
◆ • Cambridge • P • $43.00 / $25.98
✪ 157267 VOICES OF THE ENGLISH REFORMATION:
A Sourcebook
King, John N.
Spanning the different phases of the Reformation from
Tyndale's 1525 translation of the Bible to the death of
Elizabeth I, this magisterial anthology brings together a
range of texts that are otherwise largely inaccessible.
Demonstrating how Reformation ideas pervade the writings
of Spenser, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Marlowe, the readings
help foreground such issues as the relationship between
church and state, the status of women, and resistance to
unjust authority. 416pgs. • 2004
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042572 WAR IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Howard, Michael
This reissue of Howard's classic text includes a short new
afterword by the author. "Though he surveys a thousand years
of history, he does so without sinking in a slough of facts and
draws a broad outline of developments which will delight the
general reader." -- A. J. P. Taylor, The Observer 165pgs. •
2001
▲ • Oxford University • P • $19.99 / $9.98
156079 WEIMAR IN EXILE: The Antifascist Emigration
in Europe and America
Palmier, Jean Michel
This magisterial history of the artists and writers who left
Weimar when the Nazis came to power examines the lives of
Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Alfred Doblin,
Hans Eisler, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers,
Ernst Toller, Stefan Zweig and many others whose dignity in
exile formed a moving counterpoint to the story of Germany
under the Nazis. 852pgs. • 2006
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WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC
IN EUROPE
Each volume of this ambitious series contains the work of
distinguished scholars chosen for their expertise in a particular era or region. Together, the series provides a modern, scholarly survey of the supernatural beliefs of
Europeans from ancient times to the present day.
✪ 157271 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN EUROPE,
VOLUME 1: Biblical & Pagan Societies
Ankarloo, Begnt & Stuart Clark, eds.
152pgs. • 2001
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✪ 157270 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN EUROPE,
VOLUME 3: The Middle Ages
Ankarloo, Begnt & Stuart Clark, eds.
288pgs. • 2002
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✪ 157234 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN EUROPE,
VOLUME 4: The Period of the Witch Trials
Ankarloo, Begnt & Stuart Clark, eds.
224pgs. • 2002
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $27.50 / $12.98
FI LM & M EDIA STU DI ES
104372 AN ACCENTED CINEMA:
Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking
Naficy, Hamid
An engaging overview of an important
trend, the work of postcolonial, Third
World, and other displaced filmmakers
living in the West. Treating creativity as a
social practice, Naficy demonstrates that
these films are in dialogue not only with
the home and host societies but also with
audiences, many of whom are also situated astride cultural
fault lines. 368pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $46.95 / $24.98
101662 AMERICAN MOVIE CRITICS: From the
Silents until Now
Lopate, Phillip, ed.
A dynamic force in American culture since the early 20th
century, movies have presented several generations of
American writers and reviewers with a fascinating and challenging subject. This volume reveals how those critics rose
to the challenge, and in the process created an extraordinary body of work. Joining the full-time film critics are
many distinguished American authors, including Ralph
Ellison, Susan Sontag, James Baldwin, Brendan Gill, and
John Ashbery. 825pgs. • 2006
▲ • Library of America • C • $40.00 / $16.98
140891 THE AGE OF MOVIES: Selected Writings
Kael, Pauline
Pauline Kael called movies "the most total and encompassing
art form we have," and she made her reviews a platform for
considering both film and the worlds it engages, crafting in the
process a prose style of extraordinary wit, precision, and
improvisatory grace. This volume includes her appraisals of
the films that defined an era, including Breathless, Bonnie and
Clyde, The Leopard, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris,
Nashville, and many others. 750pgs. • 2011
▲ • Library of America • C • $40.00 / $16.98
116784 AMERICAN MOVIE CRITICS: An Anthology
from the Silents until Now
Lopate, Phillip, ed.
Contents as above. 784pgs. • 2008
▲ • Library of America • P • $24.95 / $7.98
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155230 DESIRE UNLIMITED: The Cinema of Pedro
Almodóvar
Smith, Paul Julian
Beneath Almodóvar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure
lies a film-maker whose work deserves to be taken with the
utmost seriousness. This new edition includes four new chapters, a rare interview with the director himself, a new Preface,
and additional illustrations. 224pgs. • 2000
◆ • Verso • P • $22.00 / $7.98
✪ 130453 AN EMPIRE OF THEIR
OWN: How the Jews Invented
Hollywood
Gabler, Neal
To this day, Harry Cohn, Louis B. Mayer,
Jack and Harry Warner, Adolph Zucker,
and their peers are recognized as giants
in the history of Hollywood. Neil Gabler
has written a provocative, original, and
richly entertaining group biography of
the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind
the creation of America's motion picture industry. 512pgs.
• 1989
◆ • Doubleday • P • $17.95 / $7.98
133686 HISTORY OF ITALIAN CINEMA
1905-2003
Brunetta, Gian Piero
The most comprehensive guide to Italian
film ever published. Written by the foremost scholar of Italian cinema and presented for the first time in English, this
landmark book traces the complete history of filmmaking in Italy from its origins in
the silent era through its golden age in the
1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, its subsequent decline, and its
resurgence today. 368pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $17.98
✪ 127739 THE HITCHCOCK
ROMANCE: Love and Irony in
Hitchcock's Films
Brill, Lesley
Was Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his
audience's emotions, as he liked to
pretend? Or was he a profoundly
humane artist? Most commentators
leave Hitchcock's self-assessment
unquestioned, but this book shows that
his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful understanding of
human nature and the redemptive possibilities of love.
312pgs. • 1991
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $16.98
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127078 FROM CALIGARI TO
HITLER: A Psychological History of
the German Film
Kracauer, Siegfried
Kracauer's pioneering book, which
examines German history from 1921 to
1933 in light of such movies as The
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, M, Metropolis,
and The Blue Angel, broke new ground
in exploring the connections between
film aesthetics, the prevailing psychological state of
Germans in the Weimar era, and the evolving social and
political reality of the time. 432pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
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125871 THEORY OF FILM: The Redemption of
Physical Reality
Kracauer, Siegfried
Kracauer's classic study, originally published in 1960,
explores the distinctive qualities of the cinematic medium.
In this new edition, editor Miriam Bratu Hansen provides a
framework for appreciating the book's significance for contemporary film theory. 488pgs. • 1997
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $22.98
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040842 THE LANGUAGE OF NEW MEDIA
Manovich, Lev
Places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries, discusses its reliance on conventions of old media, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent
space. 354pgs. • 2001
◆ • MIT • P • $31.95 / $14.98
064403 MAE WEST: An Icon in Black and White
Watts, Jill
Portrays West as a trickster, demonstrating that by appropriating the black tradition of double-speak and "signifying," West
also may have hinted at her own African-American ancestry
and the phenomenon of a black woman passing for white.
374pgs. • 2003
▲ • Oxford University • P • $45.00 / $9.98
FOOD & COOKI NG
✪ 156403 MUSINGS ON WINE AND
OTHER LIBATIONS
Fisher, M. F. K.
The first collection to gather Fisher's
finest writings on wine. In sparkling
prose, Fisher reminisces about marvelous
meals enjoyed and drinks savored;
describes the memorable restaurants that
welcomed and educated her; discusses
rosés, sherry, chilled whites, and cocktails; and escorts readers from Dijon to Sonoma. 304pgs. •
2012
◆ • Sterling • C • $18.95 / $7.98
128025 SECRET INGREDIENTS: The
New Yorker Book of Food and Drink
Remnick, David, ed.
In this indispensable collection, The New
Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing: food and drink memoirs, short stories,
tell-alls, and poems, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. The contributors
include Roger Angell on the art of the martini, Don DeLillo on Jell-O, Malcolm
Gladwell on building a better ketchup, and Calvin Trillin on
New York's best bagel. 608pgs. • 2009
◆ • Modern Library • P • $18.00 / $6.98
H EALTH & M EDICINE
✪ 157210 THE ANATOMY MURDERS: Being the True
and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious
Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who
Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most
Heinous Crimes
Rosner, Lisa
Famous among true-crime aficionados, Burke and Hare
were the first serial killers to capture media attention, yet
this is the first book to situate their story against the social
and cultural forces that were bringing early 19th-century
Britain into modernity. In Rosner's deft treatment, each of
the murder victims, from the beautiful Mary Paterson to the
unfortunate "Daft Jamie," opens a window on a different
aspect of this world in transition. 336pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $55.00 / $7.98
156207 GENES, CELLS AND BRAINS:
The Promethean Promises of the New
Biology
Rose, Hilary
The human body is becoming a commodity, and the unfulfilled promises of the science behind the biotech revolution suggest
profound failings in genomics itself.
Examining the establishment of biobanks,
the rivalries between public and private
gene sequencers, and the rise of stem-cell research, the
authors ask why the promised cornucopia of health benefits
has failed to emerge. 336pgs. • 2013
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✪ 111422 HEPATITIS B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus
Blumberg, Baruch S.
The discovery of hepatitis B virus and the development of a
vaccine against it, were among one the greatest triumphs of
20th-century medicine. In this volume, Baruch Blumberg
tells how and a team of researchers found a virus they were
not looking for and created a vaccine for a disease they previously knew little about, work that took the author around
the world and won him the Nobel Prize. 264pgs. • 2003
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $9.98
111732 INFECTIOUS DISEASE ECOLOGY: Effects of
Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems
Ostfeld, Richard S., et al.
Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts, this book
develops an integrated framework for understanding where
infectious diseases come from, what ecological factors influence their impact, and how they in turn influence ecosystem
dynamics. 506pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $65.00 / $38.98
102104 POLIO: An American Story
Oshinsky, David M.
The winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History narrates the
story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure,
from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin
vaccines and beyond. Oshinsky reveals that polio was never
the raging epidemic portrayed by the media, but in fact a relatively uncommon disease. But in 1950s America -- increasingly suburban, family-oriented, and hygiene-obsessed -- the
specter of polio, like the specter of the atomic bomb, soon
became a cloud of terror over daily life. 368pgs. • 2005
◆ • Oxford University • C • $35.00 / $7.98
✪ 157188 SAY LITTLE DO MUCH:
Nursing, Nuns, and Hospitals in the
Nineteenth Century
Nelson, Sioban
In the 19th century, more than a third of
American hospitals were established
and run by women with religious vocations. In this volume, Nelson demonstrates how modern nursing developed
from the interplay of the Catholic emancipation in Britain and Ireland, the Irish diaspora, and the
mass migrations of German, Italian, and Polish Catholic
communities to previously Protestant strongholds. 240pgs.
• 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $5.98
155576 SWALLOW: Foreign Bodies,
Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the
Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
Cappello, Mary
What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people's upper torsos but
also with saving and cataloging the items
that he retrieved? Surveying the space
between interest and terror, curiosity and
dread, Mary Cappello explores the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things.
336pgs. • 2010
▲ • New Press • C • $27.95 / $7.98
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125716 BYZANTIUM: The Surprising
Life of a Medieval Empire
Herrin, Judith
Examines the full sweep of Byzantine history, from the foundation of Constantinople,
the magnificent capital city built by
Constantine the Great, to its capture by the
Ottoman Turks. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience, Herrin focuses
each short chapter around a representative
theme, event, monument, or historical figure. 440pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $9.98
112185 THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WARFARE: The Triumph of the West
REVISED EDITION
Parker, Geoffrey
A unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the
present day. Treats all aspects of the subject: the development
of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology;
strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries
and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and
Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It ranges in
scope from the Greek victory at Marathon to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War.
432pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $39.99 / $22.98
044865 CEREMONIES OF POSSESSION
IN EUROPE'S CONQUEST OF THE NEW
WORLD, 1492-1640
Seed, Patricia
Explores the array of ceremonies that the
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and
Dutch performed to enact their taking possession of the New World. The book develops the historic cultural contexts of these
ceremonies, and tackles the implications
of these histories for contemporary nation-states of the postcolonial era. 199pgs. • 1995
◆ • Cambridge • P • $33.99 / $15.98
111506 THE CRAFT OF
INTERNATIONAL HISTORY: A Guide to
Method
Trachtenberg, Marc
A practical guide to the historical study of
international politics, grounded in the
author's more than forty years' experience
as a working historian. The focus is on the
nuts and bolts of historical research -- that
is, on how to use original sources, analyze
and interpret historical works, and actually write a work of
history. 266pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $18.98
087656 ECOLOGICAL
IMPERIALISM: The Biological
Expansion of Europe, 900-1900
NEW EDITION
Crosby, Alfred W.
Revisiting his classic work and again
evaluating the ecological reasons for
European expansion, Crosby explains
that the Europeans' displacement and
replacement of the native peoples in the
temperate zones of North America, Australia, and New
Zealand was more a matter of biology than of imperialistic
military conquest. 390pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $18.98
135630 EMPIRES IN WORLD
HISTORY: Power and the Politics of
Difference
Burbank, Jane & Frederick Cooper
Departs from conventional European and
nation-centered perspectives to examine
how empires relied on diversity to shape
the global order. Beginning with ancient
Rome and China and continuing across
Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa,
the authors scrutinize conquests, rivalries, and strategies of
domination -- with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations. 528pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
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155177 LINEAGES OF THE ABSOLUTIST STATE
Anderson, Perry
Picking up from where its companion volume, Passages
from Antiquity to Feudalism, left off, Lineages traces the
development of absolutist states in the early modern period
from their roots in European feudalism. Reflecting on examples from Islamic and East Asian history, Anderson concludes by elucidating the particular role of European development within universal history. 576pgs. • 2013
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $13.98
155178 PASSAGES FROM
ANTIQUITY TO FEUDALISM
Anderson, Perry
Traces how the slave-based societies of
Ancient Greece and Rome became the
feudal societies of the Middle Ages.
Anderson vindicates and refines the
explanatory power of historical materialism, while casting a fascinating light
on the Ancient world, the Germanic
invasions, nomadic society, and the different routes taken to
feudalism in Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern, and Western
Europe. 304pgs. • 2013
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055293 IMPLICIT UNDERSTANDINGS: Observing,
Reporting, and Reflecting on the Encounters Between
Europeans and Other Peoples in the Early Modern Era
Schwartz, Stuart B., ed.
Brings together the work of 20 scholars who examine the
nature of the encounter between Europeans and other peoples
from roughly 1450 to 1800. The volume is global in scope but
is unified by the underlying theme that implicit understandings
influence every culture's ideas about itself and others.
655pgs. • 1994
◆ • Cambridge • P • $57.00 / $33.98
040493 THE INVENTION OF PORNOGRAPHY: Obscenity
and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800
Hunt, Lynn, ed.
Examines how pornography emerged as a literary practice and
as a category of knowledge intimately linked to the formative
moments of Western modernity and the democratization of
culture. 411pgs. • 1993
◆ • Zone Books • C • $44.95 / $9.98
153226 THE MAKING OF AN
ATLANTIC RULING CLASS
Pijl, Kees Van Der
This landmark study dissects one of the
most decisive phenomena of the 20th century -- the rise of an Atlantic ruling class of
multinational banks and corporations. A
new Preface by the author evaluates the
book's significance in the light of recent
political and economic developments. 378pgs. • 2012
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $12.98
155346 MASTERING CHRISTIANITY: Missionary
Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Glasson, Travis
Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched
one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize
the enslaved people of Britain's colonies. Travis Glasson
provides a unique perspective on the development and
entrenchment of pro-slavery ideology by showing how
English religious thinking furthered the development of
slavery and supported the institution around the Atlantic
world. 328pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $60.00 / $24.98
111591 MILITARY POWER: Explaining Victory and
Defeat in Modern Battle
Biddle, Stephen
In warfare, do states with the largest, best equipped, IT-rich militaries invariably win? In this landmark reconception of battle and
war, Stephen Biddle argues that force employment is central to
modern war, and has become increasingly important since 1900
in a world of ever more lethal weaponry. 337pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $19.98
125892 ON EMPIRE: America, War
and Global Supremacy
Hobsbawm, Eric
One of the most celebrated and respected
historians of modern Europe looks at the
world situation and some of the major
political problems confronting us at the
start of the third millennium. He discusses
the ways in which the current American
hegemony differs from the defunct British
Empire in its inception, its ideology, and its effects on nations
and individuals. 128pgs. • 2009
▲ • New Press • P • $12.95 / $3.98
✪ 157239 THE ORIGINS OF FREEMASONRY
Jacob, Margaret C.
What factors contributed to the extraordinarily rapid
spread of freemasonry over the course of the 18th century,
and why were so many of the era's most influential figures
drawn to it? Using material from the archives of leading
Masonic libraries in Europe, Jacob explores the persistent
connections between masons and nascent democratic
movements, and demonstrates how active a role women
played in the Masonic movement. 176pgs. • 2005
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $39.95 / $9.98
117040 PLAGUES AND PEOPLES
McNeill, William H.
A radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary
impact -- political, demographic, ecological, and psychological -- of disease on
human societies. From the conquest of
Mexico, achieved as much by smallpox as
by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in
China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe,
the history of disease is the history of humankind. 368pgs. •
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150694 THE MEANING OF THE SECOND WORLD
WAR
Mandel, Ernest
In this readable and richly detailed history of the conflict,
Mandel outlines his view that the war was a combination
of several distinct struggles and a battle between rival
imperialisms for world hegemony. Examining the role
played by technology, science, logistics, weapons, and
propaganda, he weaves a consideration of the military
strategy of the opposing states into his analytical narrative
of the war and its results. 212pgs. • 2011
◆ • Verso • P • $24.95 / $8.98
156039 PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL:
Masters of War
Brighton, Terry
This unprecedented study of the land war in the North
African and European theaters focuses on their chief
commanders -- three of the most fascinating figures of
World War II. With spellbinding depictions of pivotal
confrontations at El Alamein, Monte Cassino, and the
Ardennes, Brighton illuminates the personal motivations
and historical events that propelled the three men's
careers. 448pgs. • 2009
◆ • Crown • C • $30.00 / $9.98
087204 A WORLD AT ARMS: A
Global History of World War II
NEW EDITION
Weinberg, Gerhard L.
Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this
volume remains the first history of
WWII to provide a truly global account
of a war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that
restructured Europe and its colonies
following the WWI, Weinberg sheds new light on every
aspect of WWII, as actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the
Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war.
1208pgs. • 2005
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140838 POWER OVER PEOPLES:
Technology, Environments and Western
Imperialism, 1400 to the Present
Headrick, Daniel R.
An examination of Western imperialism's
complex relationship with technology,
from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the coast of Africa to America's
conflicts in the Middle East today. Headrick
traces the evolution of Western technologies from muskets and galleons to jet planes and smart
bombs, and sheds light on the factors that have led to victory
in some cases and defeat in others. 416pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $13.98
125548 SOVEREIGNTY AND
REVOLUTION IN THE IBERIAN
ATLANTIC
Adelman, Jeremy
This bold new look at the New World
empires of Spain and Portugal argues that
modern notions of sovereignty in the
Atlantic world have been unstable, contested, and equivocal from the start. It offers a
new understanding of Latin American and
Atlantic history, one that blurs traditional distinctions between
the "imperial" and the "colonial." 408pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $31.95 / $20.98
118896 THE RED FLAG: A History of
Communism
Priestland, David
The epic story of a movement that took root
in dozens of countries across 200 years, from
its birth after the French Revolution to its ideological maturity in 19th-century Germany to
its rise (and subsequent fall) in the 20th century. Priestland examines the motives of
thinkers and leaders including Marx, Engels,
Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Che Guevara, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Gorbachev,
and many others. 560pgs. • 2009
▲ • Grove Press • C • $30.00 / $9.98
104841 VOLCANOES IN HUMAN
HISTORY: The Far-Reaching Effects of
Major Eruptions
de Boer, Jelle Zeilinga & Donald Sanders
When the volcano Tambora erupted in
Indonesia in 1815, gases and dust particles
ejected into the atmosphere changed
weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous "year without a summer," food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. This book tells the story of nine such
epic volcanic events, exploring the many ways in which the
earth's volcanism has affected human history. 320pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $14.98
J EWISH STU DI ES
✪ 157207 THE ART OF BEING JEWISH IN MODERN
TIMES
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara & Jonathan Karp, eds.
This richly illustrated volume illuminates how the arts have
helped Jews confront the various challenges of modernity,
including cultural adaptation and self-preservation, economic
diversification, and ritual transformation. The wide-ranging
portrayal of modern Jewishness in artistic terms invites scrutiny into the relationship between creativity and Jewish identity
and into the complex issue of what makes a work of art
uniquely Jewish. 464pgs. • 2007
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $12.98
141678 THE FIRST MODERN JEW:
Spinoza and the History of an Image
Schwartz, Daniel B.
Over the past three centuries, Spinoza's
rupture with traditional Jewish beliefs and
practices has elevated him to a prominent
place in genealogies of Jewish modernity.
This volume provides a riveting look at
how Spinoza went from being one of
Judaism's most notorious outcasts to one
of its most celebrated, if still highly controversial, cultural
icons. 296pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $39.50 / $18.98
✪ 157284 THE CENSOR, THE
EDITOR, AND THE TEXT: The Catholic
Church and the Shaping of the Jewish
Canon in the Sixteenth Century
Raz-Krakotzkin, Amnon
By bringing together two seemingly unrelated issues -- the role of censorship in the
creation of print culture and the place of
Jewish culture in the context of Christian
society -- Raz-Krakotzkin advances a new
outlook on both, allowing each to be examined through the
conceptual framework usually reserved for the other. 328pgs.
• 2007
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125911 GREECE: A Jewish History
Fleming, K. E.
For centuries, until more than 80 percent were killed in the Holocaust,
Jewish communities flourished in
areas that are now part of Greece. This
volume, the first comprehensive
English-language history of Greek
Jews, is the only study to include material on their diaspora in Israel and the
US. 288pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $17.98
✪ 157229 CONNECTING THE COVENANTS: Judaism
and the Search for Christian Identity in EighteenthCentury England
Ruderman, David B.
In the first few decades of the 18th century, influential
Christian scholars increasingly looked to Jewish texts to
reveal the truths of their own faith. This volume focuses on
two separate but entwined stories of prominent Jewish converts who were promoted as cultural mediators between
Judaism and Christianity. 152pgs. • 2007
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $12.98
118639 EVERYTHING IS GOD: The
Radical Path of Nondual Judaism
Michaelson, Jay
Once considered a radical, mystical idea,
the concept and spiritual practice of nondual Judaism is increasingly influencing
mainstream Judaism. This volume explains
what nondual Judaism is and explores its
historical roots and philosophical significance, how it compares to nondualism in
other religions, and its impact on the practice of contemporary Judaism. 304pgs. • 2009
◆ • Shambhala • P • $18.95 / $6.98
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✪ 157278 HEBRAICA VERITAS?: Christian Hebraists
and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe
Coudert, Allison P. & Jeffrey S. Shoulson, eds.
The essays assembled here address the important but often
neglected subject of the early modern encounter between
Christians and Jews. They illustrate how this involvement
shaped each group's self-perception and sense of otherness
and contributed to the emergence of the modern study of cultural anthropology, comparative religion, and Jewish studies.
328pgs. • 2004
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150675 THE INVENTION OF THE
JEWISH PEOPLE
Sand, Shlomo
Should we regard the Jewish people,
throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nation?
In this historical tour de force that examines the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history,
Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered
far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. 400pgs. •
2009
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✪ 157259 JEWISH BIBLICAL
INTERPRETATION AND CULTURAL
EXCHANGE: Comparative Exegesis
in Context
Dohrmann, Natalie B. & David Stern,
eds.
Focusing on moments of signal interest
in the history of Jewish, Christian, and
Islamic scriptural interpretation from
the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods, this volume offers a unique comparative perspective. Each of the essays treats its subject in relation to
the larger cultural context and to other contemporary interpretative traditions. 352pgs. • 2008
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101109 JEWS AND THE AMERICAN SOUL: Human
Nature in the Twentieth Century
Heinze, Andrew R.
The first book to recognize the central role Jews and Jewish
values have played in shaping American ideas of the inner life.
It provides fascinating new interpretations of Freud, Alfred
Adler, and Western views of the psyche; the clash among
Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish moral sensibilities; the origins
and evolution of America's therapeutic culture; and the role of
Jewish women as public moralists. 456pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $12.98
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POLIAKOV
✪ 157265 THE HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
VOLUME 1: From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews
Poliakov, Leon
Systematically traces the twists and turns of hatred against
Jews as it developed from Roman times to the end of the
18th century. Chiefly devoted to the history of prejudice
against the Ashkenazim, this volume demonstrates that
organized anti-Semitism was unknown until the First
Crusade, an event that marked the beginning of systematic
genocide and mass expulsions in Europe. 352pgs. • 2003
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✪ 157266 THE HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
VOLUME 2: From Mohammed to the Marranos
Poliakov, Leon
Focusing on the Sephardim of North Africa and Iberia, this
volume relates the great achievements of Spanish Jewry
under the Muslim Caliphs, followed by their painful decline
during and after the Christian reconquest. The author
explains the emergence of the Marrano culture, Jews who
converted to Christianity, and the dispersion of Jews who
refused to convert in the face of expulsion and death.
416pgs. • 2003
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✪ 157264 THE HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
VOLUME 3: From Voltaire to Wagner
Poliakov, Leon
Highlighting the emancipation of Jews as it spread throughout
Europe, Poliakov shows how anti-Semitic beliefs remained a
major roadblock to equality and justice. The volume ends with
the development of racial anti-Semitic theories within the
emerging modern sciences. 592pgs. • 2003
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✪ 157263 THE HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM,
VOLUME 4: Suicidal Europe, 1870-1933
Poliakov, Leon
Revealing the embedded myths about Jewish bankers and
Jewish Bolsheviks in European rhetoric and histories,
Poliakov demonstrates that the steady rise in anti-Semitism
and suspicion of Jews in the late 19th century, and its eventual eruption into the rise of the Nazi party in the 1920s, are
part of a thread of fear and hatred that reaches back to the
beginning of the first millennium. 440pgs. • 2003
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039708 JUDAISM IN PRACTICE: From the Middle Ages
Through the Early Modern Period
Fine, Lawrence, ed.
A sweeping view of medieval and early modern Jewish ritual
and religious practice. Including such diverse texts as ritual
manuals, legal codes, mystical books, autobiographical writings, folk literature, and liturgical poetry, it testifies to the
enormous variety of practices that characterized Judaism in
the twelve hundred years between 600 and 1800 CE. 537pgs.
• 2001
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✪ 157279 A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS:
Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism
Himmelfarb, Martha
Considering a range of texts, including the
Dead Sea Scrolls, the writings of Philo of
Alexandria, and the Book of Revelation,
Himmelfarb explores rabbinic Judaism's
emphasis on descent as the primary criterion for inclusion among the chosen people of Israel -- a position, she contends,
that gained force in reaction to Christian disparagement of the
idea that mere descent from Abraham was sufficient for salvation. 280pgs. • 2006
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140819 MAIMONIDES IN HIS WORLD: Portrait of a
Mediterranean Thinker
Stroumsa, Sarah
While the great medieval philosopher, theologian, and
physician Maimonides is acknowledged as a leading Jewish
thinker, his intellectual contacts with his surrounding world
are often described as related primarily to Islamic philosophy. Stroumsa challenges this view by revealing him to have
wholeheartedly lived, breathed, and espoused the rich
Mediterranean culture of his time. 248pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $14.98
105183 MOTHERS AND CHILDREN: Jewish Family Life
in Medieval Europe
Baumgarten, Elisheva
Presents a synthetic history of the family -- the most basic
building block of medieval Jewish communities -- in Germany
and northern France during the High Middle Ages.
Concentrating on the special roles of mothers and children, it
also advances recent efforts to write a comparative JewishChristian social history. 275pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $19.98
✪ 129419 A MURDER IN LEMBERG: Politics,
Religion and Violence in Modern Jewish History
Stanislawski, Michael
On September 6, 1848, Abraham Ber Pilpel entered the
kitchen of Rabbi Abraham Kohn and his family and poured
arsenic in the soup that was being prepared for their dinner. Vividly recreating the dramatic story of the murder, the
trial that followed, and the political and religious fallout,
Stanislawski reveals the surprising diversity of Jewish life in
mid-19th-century eastern Europe. 160pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • C • $28.95 / $12.98
✪ 157280 NO PLACE OF REST: Jewish Literature,
Expulsion, and the Memory of Medieval France
Einbinder, Susan L.
When King Philip VI of France expelled the Jews in 1306, some
100,000 men, women, and children were driven from the
country. Einbinder's careful readings of writings ranging from
the lyrics of the supposed "Jewish troubadour" Isaac HaGorni
to medical texts and astronomical charts uncover the ways in
which Jewish communities asserted their identity in exile and
helped to preserve or efface their history. 280pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $19.98
155361 THE PEACE AND VIOLENCE
OF JUDAISM: From the Bible to
Modern Zionism
Eisen, Robert
The first comprehensive analysis of Jewish
views on peace and violence. It examines
texts in five major areas of Judaism: the
Bible, rabbinic Judaism, medieval Jewish
philosophy, Kabbalah, and modern
Zionism. 304pgs. • 2011
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111471 THE PRICE OF WHITENESS: Jews, Race, and
American Identity
Goldstein, Eric L.
What has it meant to be Jewish in a nation preoccupied with
the categories of black and white? Goldstein traces the often
tumultuous encounters with race experienced by Jews from
the 1870s through World War II, when they became vested as
part of America's white mainstream and abandoned the practice of describing themselves in racial terms. 307pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $16.98
✪ 157252 PUNISHMENT AND FREEDOM: The Rabbinic
Construction of Criminal Law
Steinmetz, Devora
A fresh look at classical rabbinic texts about criminal law from
the perspective of legal and moral philosophy. Steinmetz holds
that the criminal and judicial procedures they describe were
never designed to be applied in a real state, but instead deal
with broader philosophical, theological, and ethical conceptions of the law. 224pgs. • 2008
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145531 THE REBBE: The Life and Afterlife of
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Heilman, Samuel & Menachem Friedman
From the 1950s until his death in 1994, Menachem Mendel
Schneerson built the Lubavitcher movement from a small
Hasidic sect into a powerful force in Jewish life. The authors
paint a vivid portrait of the Rebbe, showing how he reinvented
himself from an aspiring electrical engineer into a charismatic leader who believed that he and his Lubavitcher Hasidic
emissaries could transform the world. 384pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $11.98
✪ 157236 THE REVOLUTION OF
1905 AND RUSSIA'S JEWS
Hoffman, Stefani & Ezra Mendelsohn,
eds.
The 1905 Revolution in Russia ushered
in a brief period of social and political
freedom, making possible the emergence of mass Jewish politics and the
flourishing of a new, modern Jewish
culture, but also unleashing a tide of
popular anti-Semitism. The essays in this volume shed new
light on this period in the larger context of the historical,
social, and cultural developments within the Russian
Empire. 336pgs. • 2008
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✪ 157235 TRANSFORMATION: Jews
and Modernity
Silver, Larry
Published to accompany an exhibition of
graphic works at the Arthur Ross Gallery of
the University of Pennsylvania, this volume
examines the vicissitudes of Jewish art
activity over the span of the 20th century. It
focuses on a variety of key issues, including emigration and
immigration, dilemmas of women artists, Zionism and the
land of Israel, the trauma of the Holocaust, and the importance of New York as an artistic center. 80pgs. • 2001
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $27.50 / $8.98
LATI N AM ERICAN &
CARI BBEAN STU DI ES
105005 BLACK ATLANTIC RELIGION: Tradition,
Transnationalism, and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian
Candomblé
Matory, James Lorand
With counterparts in Nigeria, the Benin Republic, Haiti, Cuba,
Trinidad, and the US, Candomblé is a religion of spirit possession, dance, healing, and blood sacrifice. Vividly combining
history and ethnography, Matory spotlights a so-called "folk"
religion defined not by its closure or internal homogeneity but
by the diversity of its connections to classes and places often
far away. 376pgs. • 2005
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112305 CHICA DA SILVA: A Brazilian Slave of the
Eighteenth Century
Furtado, Júnia Ferreira
The child of an African slave and a Brazilian military nobleman
of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva won her freedom by
employing both social and matrimonial strategies. This fascinating study illuminates a world where itinerant merchants,
former slaves, Portuguese administrators, and concubines
interacted across complex social and cultural lines. 360pgs.
• 2008
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✪ 055934 COLONIAL BRAZIL
Bethell, Leslie, ed.
A continuous history of the Portuguese Empire in Brazil from
the beginning of the 16th to the beginning of the 19th centuries. Covers early Portuguese settlement, political and economic structures, plantations and slavery, the gold rushes,
Indian societies, and more. 408pgs. • 1987
◆ • Cambridge • P • $49.00 / $19.98
134299 A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN
Higman, B. W.
A general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement to the present. It covers early
human migrations, European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the plantation economy,
the revolution in Haiti, independence movements, the
Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people.
372pgs. • 2010
◆ • Cambridge • P • $25.99 / $15.98
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156210 FILMING PANCHO: How
Hollywood Shaped the Mexican
Revolution
de Orellana, Margarita
Portraying the border between the US and
Mexico as the dividing line between order
and chaos, Hollywood filmmakers developed a series of lasting Mexican stereotypes -- the greaser, the bandit, the beautiful señorita, the exotic Aztec. This volume
reveals how movies reinforced and justified American expansionism as well as racial and social prejudice. 256pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • P • $24.95 / $7.98
040742 LATIN AMERICA: Politics and Society since
1930
Bethell, Leslie, ed.
A thorough account of Latin American political and social
movements, urban labor movements, the military in politics,
and rural mobilizations since 1920. 489pgs. • 1998
▲ • Cambridge • P • $44.00 / $22.98
059611 MEXICO: From the Beginning
to the Spanish Conquest
Knight, Alan
This first volume in a three-volume work
conveys the full sweep of Mexican history
in all its social, economic, and political
diversity. Knight captures the rich diversity
of Mesoamerican societies, while locating
their development within a broader, comparative framework of historical change.
The book concludes with the trauma of the conquest, the
destruction of the Aztec empire, and the birth of colonial New
Spain. 254pgs. • 2002
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127325 SHATTERED HOPE: The Guatemalan
Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954
Gleijeses, Piero
The most thorough account yet available of a revolution that
saw the first true agrarian reform in Central America, this
book is also a penetrating analysis of the tragic destruction of
that revolution engineered by US intervention. 464pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton • P • $52.50 / $25.98
LI NGU ISTICS & LANGUAGES
109407 THE ANCIENT LANGUAGES OF ASIA AND THE
AMERICAS
Woodard, Roger D., ed.
Each chapter in this survey focuses on an individual language
or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties.
Providing a full descriptive presentation, each one examines
the writing system or systems, phonology, morphology, syntax,
and lexicon of that language, and places the language within
its proper linguistic and historical context. 263pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $54.00 / $30.98
128124 THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
LANGUAGE
THIRD EDITION
Crystal, David
This thoroughly revised edition incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the
mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of
electronic communication, and the crisis affecting the world's
languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. 524pgs. • 2010
◆ • Cambridge • P • $51.00 / $24.98
087569 THE CAMBRIDGE OLD ENGLISH READER
Marsden, Richard C. & Andrew P. Orchard
The 56 Old English prose and verse texts included here cover
ground no previous reader has encompassed. The anthology
includes both well-known selections from Bede and Beowulf
and lesser-known pieces such as Medicinal Remedies from
Bald's Leechbook and divinations from Aelfwine's
Prayerbook. Includes judicious annotations, a reference
grammar, and an excellent glossary. 566pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $48.00 / $29.98
024374 LANGUAGE AND PROBLEMS OF KNOWLEDGE:
The Managua Lectures
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins,
and concerns of linguistics. The lectures explore four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to
speak and understand a language? How is this knowledge
acquired? How do we use this knowledge? What are the physical mechanisms involved in the representation, acquisition,
and use of this knowledge? 205pgs. • 1988
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✪ 140772 LANGUAGES OF THE
WORLD: An Introduction
Pereltsvaig, Asya
What do all human languages have in
common and in what ways are they different? How can language be used to
trace different peoples and their past?
Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, this book, which features 18
language maps and numerous charts
that place languages geographically or genealogically, provides an introduction to the variety and typology of languages around the world. 296pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $32.99 / $14.98
128262 THE LINGUISTIC LEGACY OF
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE: Colonial
Expansion and Language Change
Clements, J. Clancy
The historical spread of Spanish and
Portuguese throughout the world provides a
rich source of data for linguists studying how
languages evolve and change. This volume
analyses how the two languages developed
from Latin and tracks their subsequent
transformation into non-standard varieties. 276pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • P • $37.99 / $19.98
045516 NEW HORIZONS IN THE
STUDY OF LANGUAGE AND MIND
Chomsky, Noam
An outstanding contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind, by one
of the most influential thinkers of our time.
Argues that there is no coherent notion of
"language" external to the human mind, and
that the study of language should take as its
focus the mental construct which constitutes
our knowledge of language. 230pgs. • 2000
◆ • Cambridge • P • $37.99 / $14.98
087661 THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
THIRD EDITION
Yule, George
Introduces the analysis of the key elements
of language -- sounds, words, structures,
and meanings -- providing a solid foundation in these essential topics. Extensively
revised with sections on contemporary
issues in language study, including language and culture, African American
English, sign language, and slang. 284pgs. • 2005
▲ • Cambridge • P • $32.99 / $12.98
✪ 149725 WORDS OF THE WORLD: A Global
History of the Oxford English Dictionary
Ogilvie, Sarah
Begun in England more than 150 years ago, the OED took
more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, it was hailed as a "national treasure." The
dictionary is, however, not as exclusively "British" as we
think; here Ogilvie examines the policies and practices of
the various editors and finds new archival materials that
demonstrate that the OED is, in fact, a global text. 256pgs.
• 2012
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152024 THE AMERICAN PLAY: 1787-2000
Robinson, Marc
An exploration of more than two centuries of plays, styles, and
stagings of American theatre. Mapping the changing cultural
landscape from the late 18th century to the start of the 21st, it
examines how theatre has and has not changed, and offers
close readings of plays by O'Neill, Stein, Wilder, Miller, Albee,
and others. 416pgs. • 2010
◆ • Yale • P • $30.00 / $7.98
039701 ANATOMY OF CRITICISM
Frye, Northrop
In four brilliant essays on historical, ethical, archetypical, and
rhetorical criticism, employing examples of world literature
from ancient times to the present, Frye reconceived literary
criticism as a total history rather than a linear progression
through time. 383pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
152012 THE ANATOMY OF
INFLUENCE: Literature as a Way
of Life
Bloom, Harold
Featuring extended analyses of
Bloom's most cherished poets -Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane -as well as inspired appreciations of
Emerson, Tennyson, Browning,
Yeats, Ashbery, and others, this volume revisits Bloom's classic work The Anxiety of Influence
to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and
why it matters. 368pgs. • 2011
◆ • Yale • C • $32.50 / $9.98
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155316 ARCHIPELAGIC ENGLISH:
Literature, History, and Politics 16031707
Kerrigan, John
Seventeenth-century "English Literature"
has long been conceived in narrowly
English terms. Kerrigan corrects this by
showing how much remarkable work was
produced in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland,
and how preoccupied such English authors
as Shakespeare, Milton, and Marvell were with the often
fraught interactions between ethnic, religious, and national
groups throughout the British-Irish archipelago. 616pgs. •
2010
◆ • Oxford University • P • $29.95 / $12.98
132572 THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO JANE AUSTEN
Copeland, Edward & Juliet McMaster,
eds.
This fully updated edition offers clear,
accessible coverage of the intricacies of
Austen's works in their historical context, with biographical information and
suggestions for further reading. With
seven new essays, it now covers topics
that have become central to recent Austen studies, including gender, sociability, economics, and the increasing number of screen adaptations of the novels. 302pgs. • 2010
◆ • Cambridge • P • $24.99 / $14.98
✪ 116453 THE ART OF FICTION: Notes on Craft for
Young Writers
Gardner, John
John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative
writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he
gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. 240pgs. • 1991
◆ • Vintage • P • $14.95 / $6.98
062502 THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ITALIAN
LITERATURE
Brand, Peter & Lino Pertile, eds.
In this comprehensive survey of one of the richest and most
influential literatures of Europe, leading scholars assess the
Italian literary tradition from its earliest origins to the present
day. Translations are provided, along with maps, chronological charts, and up-to-date bibliographies. 699pgs. • 1999
◆ • Cambridge • P • $51.00 / $26.98
138854 BEN JONSON AND ENVY
Meskill, Lynn S.
In the early modern period, envy was often represented iconographically in the image of the Medusa, with snaky locks and
a poisonous gaze. This volume investigates the importance of
envy to Ben Jonson's imagination, showing that he perceived
spectators and readers as filled with envy, and created strategies to defend his work from their distorting and potentially
"deadly" gaze. 242pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • C • $107.00 / $19.98
106860 THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO
NARRATIVE
Abbott, H. Porter
What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our
lives and the texts we read? In this widely used primer, now
thoroughly revised, Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found
not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the
ordinary course of people's lives. 252pgs. • 2008
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $12.98
087777 THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO CRIME FICTION
Priestman, Martin, ed.
Ranging over the last three centuries, this
collection investigating British and
American crime fiction includes chapters
on the analysis of crime in 18th-century literature; French and Victorian fiction;
women and black detectives; crime on film
and TV; police fiction; and postmodernist
uses of the detective form. Major detective fiction writers covered include Edgar Allen Poe, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan
Doyle, and Raymond Chandler. 308pgs. • 2003
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $14.98
FRANZ
KAFKA
✪ 154579 KAFKA: The Decisive Years
Stach, Reiner
The acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of
Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with more than 4,000 pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, in order to recreate the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked
from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. 584pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
✪ 154697 KAFKA: The Years of
Insight
Stach, Reiner
This volume of the acclaimed and
definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells
the story of the writer's final years.
Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects
the latest findings about Kafka's life and
works, draws readers in with a nearly
cinematic power, zooming in for
extreme close-ups of Kafka's personal life, then pulling back
for panoramic shots of a wider world scarred by World War
I, disease, and inflation. 816pgs. • 2013
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156142 CRITICISM AND IDEOLOGY: A Study in Marxist
Literary Theory
Eagleton, Terry
In this new edition of his groundbreaking treatise, Eagleton
seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between
Marxism and literary criticism. Ranging across the key works
of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trotsky, Brecht, Adorno,
Benjamin, Lukacs and Sartre, he develops a nuanced critique
of traditional criticism while producing a compelling theoretical account of ideology. 191pgs. • 2006
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105155 DICKINSON'S MISERY: A
Theory of Lyric Reading
Jackson, Virginia Walker
How do we recognize a poem when we see
one? Jackson argues that the century and a
half spanning the circulation of
Dickinson's work tells the story of a shift in
the publication, consumption, and interpretation of lyric poetry. This shift took the
form of what she calls the "lyricization of
poetry," a process that collapsed the variety of poetic genres
into lyric as a synonym for poetry. 312pgs. • 2005
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✪ 140289 THE DISCARDED IMAGE: An Introduction
to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Lewis, C. S.
Lewis's last book paints a lucid picture of the medieval
world view, the historical and cultural background to the
literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It
describes this world view, rejected by later ages, as "the
medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their
theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe." 242pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $19.99 / $11.98
039519 DOSTOEVSKY: His Life and
Work
Mochulsky, Konstantin
An established classic, Konstantin
Mochulsky's critical biography is, in the
words of George Gibian, the "best single
work in any language about Dostoevsky's
work as a whole." Joseph Frank has called
it one of the "indispensable studies by
Russian critics." 687pgs. • 1971
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JOHN MILTON
044878 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO MILTON
SECOND EDITION
Danielson, Dennis, ed.
An accessible guide that introduces readers to the scope of
Milton's work, its historical relations, and current
approaches to it. This edition contains new and revised
essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Milton's politics,
the social conditions and climate in which he wrote and
published, the importance of his early poems, and the
changes wrought by gender studies on criticism. 316pgs. •
1999
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✪ 157204 ENGENDERING THE
FALL: John Milton and SeventeenthCentury Women Writers
Miller, Shannon
Engaging the relationship between gendered interpersonal and governmental
organization, Miller sets a series of writings by women into conversation with
the period's most important poetic rendering of the Fall, Milton's Paradise
Lost, to illustrate how significant gender was to accounts of
social and political organization, and to demonstrate how
the Garden narrative plots the role of gender. 288pgs. •
2008
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✪ 144756 VERSIONS OF ANTI-HUMANISM: Milton
and Others
Fish, Stanley
Fish's finest published work is presented here along with
new material on Milton and on other authors and topics in
early modern literature. Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, the book is required reading for anyone teaching or
studying Milton or early modern literary studies. 300pgs. •
2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $22.99 / $9.98
117662 HITLER'S WAR POETS: Literature and Politics
in the Third Reich
Baird, Jay W.
Examining the lives and work of six leading conservative authors
who articulated the dream of World War I veterans to form a
socially just national community, Baird demonstrates how poets
and writers responded enthusiastically to Hitler's summons to
artists to create a cultural revolution commensurate with the
political radicalism of the new state, thereby affirming the centrality of renewed German culture. 300pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $20.98
141811 THE IRRESISTIBLE FAIRY TALE: The Cultural
and Social History of a Genre
Zipes, Jack
Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in
ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to morph into an ever-growing variety of new forms and
media. 248pgs. • 2012
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156037 J. D. SALINGER: A Life
Slawenski, Kenneth
Enriched with new revelations garnered from numerous
interviews, letters, and public records, Slawenski's biography presents an unprecedented look at one of the most
enigmatic figures in American literary history. 450pgs. •
2011
◆ • Random House • C • $27.00 / $7.98
153208 THE LAST RESISTANCE
Rose, Jacqueline
In this bravura exploration of politics and writing, Jacqueline
Rose explores the role of literature in the Zionist imagination.
She reveals literature in its role as a unique form of dissidence
with the power to expose the unconscious of nations and to
propose radical alternatives to dominant pathways and beliefs.
256pgs. • 2013
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058164 MIMESIS: The Representation of Reality in
Western Literature
Auerbach, Erich
A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, this exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia
Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read
Western literature. This new expanded edition includes an
introduction by Edward Said as well as a previously untranslated essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics. 616pgs.
• 2002
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038520 THE NEW PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
POETRY AND POETICS
Preminger, Alex & T. V. Brogan, eds.
A comprehensive reference work dealing with all aspects of its
subject: history, types, movements, prosody, and critical terminology. This completely revised edition includes new entries
by Camille Paglia, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Elaine Showalter,
Houston Baker, and Andrew Ross, and new coverage of cultural criticism, discourse, feminist poetics, and Chicano poetry. 1383pgs. • 1993
◆ • Princeton • P • $49.95 / $24.98
SHAKESPEARE
105141 LECTURES ON SHAKESPEARE
Auden, W. H.
In these lectures, we hear Auden alluding to authors from
Homer, Dante, and St. Augustine to Kierkegaard, Ibsen, and
T. S. Eliot, drawing upon the full range of European literature and opera, and referring to the day's newspapers and
magazines, movies and cartoons. The result is an extended
instance of the "live conversation" that Auden believed criticism ought to be. 488pgs. • 2002
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $15.98
128187 THE NEW CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO SHAKESPEARE
De Grazia, Margreta & Stanley Wells,
eds.
In addition to chapters on traditional
topics such as Shakespeare's biography
and the transmission of his texts, this
volume provides readings of the plays
in the context of genre as well as
through the cultural and historical perspectives of race, sexuality and gender, and politics and religion. Essays on performance survey the latest digital media
as well as stage and film. 380pgs. • 2010
◆ • Cambridge • P • $30.99 / $16.98
✪ 054965 SHAKESPEARE AND THE BOOK
Kastan, David Scott
An account of Shakespeare's plays as they were transformed
from scripts for performance into books, and from entertainment into the centerpieces of the literary canon. Kastan
examines the motives of Shakespeare's first publishers, and
the radical modification of Shakespeare on the stage in the
18th-century just as scholars were working to establish and
restore the "genuine" texts. 184pgs. • 2001
◆ • Cambridge • P • $42.00 / $16.98
153033 SHAKESPEARE AND THE CULTURE OF
CHRISTIANITY IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND
Taylor, Dennis & David N. Beauregard, eds.
The question of Shakespeare's Catholic contexts has occupied many scholars in recent years, and their growing body
of work has been enriched by revisionist accounts of the
Reformation society and culture in which he lived and
worked. This innovative book brings together original
essays by leading scholars who examine Shakespeare's
works in light of this new scholarship. 477pgs. • 2003
◆ • Fordham • P • $35.00 / $9.98
✪ 157191 THE TEMPEST AND ITS TRAVELS
Hulme, Peter & William H. Sherman, eds.
A collection of original essays and visual materials that situate Shakespeare's play in both its original contexts and our
own cultural moment. By means of its innovative collection
of historical, critical, and creative materials, it offers a new
map of the vast and varied worlds -- scholarly, artistic, and
political -- from which the play arose and in which it has
been received. 304pgs. • 2000
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040455 ON BEAUTY AND BEING JUST
Scarry, Elaine
Taking inspiration from writers and thinkers as diverse as
Homer, Plato, Proust, and Iris Murdoch, Scarry writes an elegant, passionate manifesto for the revival of beauty in our intellectual work. She not only defends beauty from recent political arguments against it but also argues that beauty continually renews our search for truth and presses us toward a greater
concern for justice. 144pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $7.98
141741 ON CONAN DOYLE: Or, the Whole Art of
Storytelling
Dirda, Michael
A lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer
Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of the
Baker Street Irregulars -- the most famous of all
Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation,
this highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator is also a rare insider's account of the activities and
playful scholarship of the Baker Street group. 224pgs. •
2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $19.95 / $7.98
126215 ON WHITMAN
Williams, C. K.
A personal reassessment and appreciation of one master poet
by another, as well as an unconventional and brilliant introduction -- or reintroduction -- to the author of Leaves of Grass.
In brief, thematic chapters, Williams explores the innovations,
originality, and sheer genius of the poetry that has become "the
unconscious" of much of the poetry of America and the world.
208pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $19.95 / $7.98
✪ 157289 PRINTING THE MIDDLE AGES
Echard, Sian
This examination of the postmedieval, postmanuscript lives
of medieval texts seeks to understand the lasting impact on
both the popular and the scholarly imaginations of the
physical objects that transmitted the Middle Ages to the
English-speaking world. Each chapter focuses on a central
textual object and tells its story in order to reveal the history of its reception and transmission. 336pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $69.95 / $29.98
153238 RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI: A Life
Domoslawski, Artur
Reporting from locations as varied as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America,
and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard
Kapuscinski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the 20th century. In this definitive biography, Artur
Domoslawski shines a new light on the personal relationships
of this charismatic, deeply private man. 464pgs. • 2012
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156161 SAMUEL BECKETT: Anatomy
of a Literary Revolution
Casanova, Pascale
In this fascinating exploration of Beckett's
work, Casanova argues that Beckett's reputation rests on a pervasive misreading of
his oeuvre, which ignores the literary revolution he instigated. Reintroducing the historical into the heart of this body of work,
Casanova argues that Beckett's work was
as radically subversive in the field of literature as Kandinsky's
was in the realm of art. 119pgs. • 2007
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155374 STRANDENTWINING CABLE: Joyce, Flaubert,
and Intertextuality
Baron, Scarlett
A detailed analysis of Joyce's engagement with Flaubert.
Examining letters, notebooks, drafts, and published texts, it
shows that in all his creative endeavors Joyce uses Flaubert's
writing to think through the dynamics and implications of any
text's inevitable relations to other texts, and argues that these
reflections helped crystallize his own sense of literature as a
dense intertextual web. 328pgs. • 2012
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153036 THEATRICALITY AS MEDIUM
Weber, Samuel
Traces the uneasy relationships among
theater, ethics, and philosophy from Plato,
Aristotle, and the major Greek tragedians,
to Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Kafka,
Freud, Benjamin, Artaud, and many others
who developed alternatives to the dominant narrative-aesthetic assumptions
about the theatrical medium. 414pgs. •
2004
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✪ 157223 TRANSATLANTIC
INSURRECTIONS: British Culture and
the Formation of American Literature,
1730-1860
Giles, Paul
Traces the paradoxical relations between
English and American literature from 1730
through 1860, suggesting how the formation of a literary tradition in each national
culture was deeply dependent upon negotiation with its transatlantic counterpart. Using the American
Revolution as the fulcrum of his argument, Giles describes
how the impulse to go beyond conventions of British culture
was crucial in the establishment of a distinct identity for
American literature. 272pgs. • 2001
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LITERATU RE, POETRY & DRAMA
025197 AND THE RISEN BREAD:
Selected Poems, 1957-1997
Berrigan, Daniel
The culmination of 40 years of poetry by
the Jesuit and activist. Beginning with
poems written on bucolic themes, the
book moves to those dealing with the
struggle against war, and includes poems
written from courtrooms and jail cells as
well as religious poems. 417pgs. • 1998
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104334 CAMUS AT COMBAT: Writing 1944-1947
Camus, Albert, et al.
Presents the writings published in the resistance newspaper
where Camus served as editor-in-chief and editorial writer
between 1944 and 1947. These 165 articles and editorials
show how his thinking evolved from support of a revolutionary transformation of postwar society to a wariness of the radical left alongside his longstanding opposition to the reactionary right. 334pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $26.95 / $11.98
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155076 THE CAT'S TABLE
Ondaatje, Michael
In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy in
Colombo boards a ship bound for
England. As Ondaatje's novel moves
between the decks and holds of the ship
and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with
a spectacular voyage by sea. 288pgs. • 2011
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156034 THE CROSS OF REDEMPTION: Uncollected
Writings
Baldwin James
In this gathering of previously uncollected essays, articles,
polemics, reviews, and interviews, Baldwin discoursing on,
among other subjects, the possibility of an African-American
president and what it might mean; the hypocrisy of American
religious fundamentalism; the black church in America;
Russian literary masters; and the role of the writer in our society. 336pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pantheon • C • $26.95 / $7.98
GABRIEL GARCÍA
MÁRQUEZ
150306 EL GENERAL EN SU
LABERINTO
García Márquez, Gabriel
The complete Spanish-language text of
García Márquez's extraordinary novel,
which captures the mythic image of the
Latin American dictator in all its
Baroque splendor and cruelty. 288pgs.
• 2003
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092388 THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH
García Márquez, Gabriel
In this novel by the author on One Hundred Years of
Solitude, General Simón Bolívar, "the Liberator" of five
South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey
down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores
and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life.
304pgs. • 2003
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✪ 157196 FOLKTALES FROM IRAQ
Campbell, C. G., ed.
A stunning collection of traditional stories from the Shia tribes of southern
Iraq. Gathered in the late 1940s and
deftly translated in order to capture the
elegance of the originals, these tales are
sure to delight anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of the Scheherezade.
256pgs. • 2005
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151402 THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
Roth, Philip
In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth
turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an
occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism
and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that
includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.
416pgs. • 1995
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.00 / $7.98
133837 THE H. D. BOOK
Duncan, Robert
This magisterial work, long the subject of passionate speculation, is an unprecedented exploration of modern poetry and
poetics by one of America's most influential postwar poets. A
meditation on both the roots of modernism and its manifestation in the work of H. D., Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, William
Carlos Williams, Edith Sitwell, and others, Duncan's wideranging book is notable for its illumination of the role women
played in the creation of literary modernism. 704pgs. • 2011
◆ • California • C • $68.95 / $29.98
✪ 157282 JOACHIM DU BELLAY:
"The Regrets," with "The
Antiquities of Rome," Three Latin
Elegies, and "The Defense and
Enrichment of the French
Language"
Helgerson, Richard, trans.
One of the most important poets of the
Renaissance, Joachim du Bellay
remains a cornerstone of the French
literary tradition. This monumental bilingual edition collects two sonnet sequences du Bellay wrote during the years
he spent in Rome, along with three Latin elegies and his
manifesto The Defense and Enrichment of the French
Language. 464pgs. • 2006
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089682 JUVENILIA
THE CAMBRIDGE EDITION OF THE WORKS OF JANE
AUSTEN
Austen, Jane
Jane Austen's remarkable juvenilia date
from 1787, when she was eleven, to 1793,
when she was seventeen. This edition provides a fresh transcription of Austen's manuscripts, with comprehensive explanatory
notes, an extensive critical introduction,
covering the context and publication history of the juvenilia, a
chronology of Austen's life, and an authoritative textual apparatus. 574pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • C • $172.00 / $26.98
156179 THE LIVES OF THINGS
Saramago, José
These early experiments with the short story form attest to
Saramago's imaginative power and incomparable skill in
elaborating the extravagant fantasies. Combining bitter
satire, parody and Kafkaesque hallucinations, the stories
explore the horror and repression that paralyzed Portugal
under the Salazar regime and pay tribute to human
resilience in the face of injustice and tyranny. 160pgs. •
2012
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156209 THE NOTEBOOK
Saramago, José
A lyrical and thought-provoking record of the last year in
the life of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist.
Characteristically critical and uncompromising, Saramago
dissects the financial crisis, deplores Israel's punishment of
Gaza, and reflects on the rise of Barack Obama. 304pgs. •
2011
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✪ 157217 SANCTUARY
Wharton, Edith
Kate Orme is a young woman whose illusions of marital bliss
are shattered when she comes face-to-face with the dark
secret harbored by her fiance, the wealthy and deceptively
ebullient Denis. With the precision, beauty, and sharp awareness of the cracks in upper-class society that made Wharton
one of the great writers of the 20th century, this novel offers a
subtle critique of the nature-versus-nurture debate that raged
in the early 1900s. 184pgs. • 2001
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128990 THE VINTAGE BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN
STORIES
Fuentes, Carlos & Julio Ortega, eds.
A collection of the most compelling short fiction from Mexico
to Chile, including such major authors as Jorge Luis Borges,
Juan Rulfo, Clarice Lispector, Gabriel García Márquez, Julio
Cortázar, and Juan Carlos Onetti. 400pgs. • 2000
◆ • Vintage • P • $15.95 / $6.98
GOETHE
104341 FAUST I AND II: Collected Works Volume 2
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the
effort of the poet's entire lifetime, and can be read as a document of his moral and artistic development. This volume
makes available to the English reader a completely new
translation that communicates both the work's poetic variety and its many levels of tone. 344pgs. • 1994
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $14.98
039857
WILHELM MEISTER'S
APPRENTICESHIP
The Collected Works, Volume 9
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
This novel of self-realization, greatly
admired by the Romantics, has been
called the first Bildungsroman. The
story centers on Wilhelm, a young man
living in the mid-1700s who strives to
break free from the restrictive world of
business and seeks fulfillment as an actor and playwright.
387pgs. • 1995
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $15.98
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✪ 157253 THE CAROLINGIANS: A Family Who
Forged Europe
Riché, Pierre
Traces the emergence of Europe from the 7th to the early
11th century, a period that witnessed the rise, fall, and
revival of the Carolingian Empire. Riché follows the destiny
of the Carolingians and the parallel history of Europe,
stressing the roles of the leaders who imposed themselves
by force, diplomacy, and culture. 424pgs. • 1993
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $27.50 / $9.98
038897 COMMUNITIES OF VIOLENCE:
Persecution of Minorities in the
Middle Ages
Nirenberg, David
Focusing on attacks against minorities in
14th-century France and the Crown of
Aragon, Nirenberg argues that these
attacks -- ranging from massacres to verbal assaults against Jews, Muslims, lepers,
and prostitutes -- were often perpetrated
not by irrational masses laboring under inherited ideologies
and prejudices, but by groups that deliberately manipulated
and reshaped the available discourses on minorities. 301pgs.
• 1998
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104764 THE CORRUPTION OF ANGELS: The Great
Inquisition of 1245-1246
Pegg, Mark Gregory
Between May 1, 1245 and August 1, 1246 more than 5,000
people from the Lauragais region of France were questioned
about the heresy known as Catharism. Mark Gregory Pegg
examines the sole surviving manuscript of this great inquisition with unprecedented care, in order to build a richly textured understanding of social life in southern France in the
early 13th century. 238pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $17.98
✪ 157249 THE CRUSADES AND THE CHRISTIAN
WORLD OF THE EAST: Rough Tolerance
MacEvitt, Christopher
While historians of the Crusades have often focused on
Christian-Muslim encounters, MacEvitt examines the intersection of Franks with Middle Eastern Christians during the
century of the First Crusade. He marshals an impressive
array of evidence to demonstrate how crusader ideology
and religious difference gave rise to a mode of coexistence
he calls "rough tolerance." 280pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $22.50 / $7.98
✪ 157254 THE FIRST CRUSADE
AND THE IDEA OF CRUSADING
Riley-Smith, Jonathan
In this landmark account, a renowned
historian approaches this central topic
of medieval history with freshness and
impeccable research. Through the
vivid presentation of a wide range of
European chronicles and charter collections, Riley-Smith provides a striking
illumination of crusader motives and a thoughtful analysis
of the mechanisms that made this expedition successful.
232pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $8.98
024368 FRAGMENTATION AND
REDEMPTION: Essays on Gender and
the Human Body in Medieval Religion
Bynum, Caroline Walker
A series of seven essays spanning the topics of gender, religious relics, sex, mortality, and the miraculous in the middle ages
by one of the most important scholars
working in the field today. 426pgs. • 1992
▲ • MIT • P • $26.95 / $14.98
039850 THE GREAT FAMINE: Northern Europe in the
Early Fourteenth Century
Jordan, William Chester
The horrors of the Great Famine of 1315-1322 lived on for
centuries in the minds of Europeans who recalled tales of
widespread hunger, class warfare, epidemic disease, frighteningly high mortality, and unspeakable crimes. William Jordan
provides the first comprehensive inquiry into the catastrophe,
from Ireland to western Poland, from Scandinavia to central
France and western Germany. 317pgs. • 1998
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $19.98
✪ 105215 THE HANGED MAN: A Story of Miracle,
Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages
Bartlett, Robert
Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel
named William Cragh up a wintry hill, placed a noose
around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and pronounced him dead. But was he? Cragh later proved to be
very much alive, his resurrection attributed to the intervention of a defunct bishop. Here Robert Bartlett tells the story
of this putative miracle -- why it happened, what it meant,
and how we know about it. 168pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $20.95 / $9.98
✪ 157269 THE KING'S OTHER BODY:
María of Castile and the Crown of
Aragon
Earenfight, Theresa
Queen María of Castile, wife of Alfonso V,
the king of Aragon, governed Catalonia in
the mid-15th century while her husband
conquered and governed the kingdom of
Naples. In this volume, which is both a
biography of María and an analysis of her
partnership with Alfonso, María's long tenure prompts a
reconsideration of long-held notions of power, statecraft, personalities, and institutions. 440pgs. • 2009
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038481 THE KING'S TWO BODIES: A Study of Medieval
Political Theology
Kantorowicz, Ernst H.
An examination of the historical problem posed by the "King's
two bodies" -- the body politic and the body natural. By placing the concept in its proper setting of medieval thought and
political theory, Kantorowicz demonstrates how early-modern
Western monarchies gradually developed a "political theology." 568pgs. • 1997
◆ • Princeton • P • $46.95 / $28.98
155094 THE KNIGHT: The Warrior and World of
Chivalry
Jones, Robert
In this comprehensive overview of the age of chivalry, Jones
shows that behind the popular image of the knight in shining
armor lies a world that is both more complex and more fascinating. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on rare first-hand
accounts, this book reveals the world of the knight in all its
tarnished glory. 240pgs. • 2011
◆ • Osprey • C • $29.95 / $9.98
✪ 157243 LAW AND THE ILLICIT IN
MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Karras, Ruth Mazo, et al., eds.
The contributors to this volume make the
case that the development of law is deeply
implicated in the growth of medieval theology and Christian doctrine; the construction of discourses on sin, human nature,
honor, and virtue; the multiplying forms
governing chivalry, demeanor, and social
interaction, including gender relations; and the evolution of
scholasticism, from its institutional context within the university to its forms of presentation, argumentation, and proof.
336pgs. • 2010
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $9.98
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038630 THE MAKING OF EUROPE:
Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural
Change, 950-1350
Bartlett, Robert
From our modern perspective, we tend to
think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered
lands beyond their borders and forced
European cultural values on other peoples.
This provocative book shows that Europe
in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer. 432pgs. •
1994
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111564 THE RISE OF MAGIC IN EARLY MEDIEVAL
EUROPE
Flint, Valerie I.
In this powerful work, Flint shows how leaders of the early
medieval Church decided to promote non-Christian practices
originally condemned as magical -- rather than repressing
them or leaving them to waste away. 472pgs. • 1994
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $21.98
149568 THE SENSES IN LATE
MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Woolgar, C. M.
Based on a wide range of sources, from
saints' lives, collections of miracles, and
literary works to domestic financial
records and the remains of buildings, the
book reveals a sensory world radically different from our own, one in which the luster of a color might be more important
than its hue, and where moral qualities might attach to sound.
336pgs. • 2007
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✪ 157276 TABULA PICTA: Painting
and Writing in Medieval Law
Madero, Marta
To whom does a painted tablet belong? To
the owner of the physical piece of wood on
which an image is painted? Or to the person who made the painting? Marta Madero
here examines the extensive glosses and
commentaries that medieval jurists dedicated to the above questions, to which they
applied notions of intellectual and artistic property radically
different from our own. 160pgs. • 2009
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✪ 157274 THE VISUAL OBJECT OF DESIRE IN LATE
MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Stanbury, Sarah
In this insightful book, Sarah Stanbury explores the lost traffic
in images in late medieval England and its impact on contemporary authors and artists. For Chaucer, Nicholas Love, and
Margery Kempe, the image debate provides an urgent language for exploring the demands of a material devotional culture -- though the writers by no means agreed on the ethics of
those demands. 304pgs. • 2007
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132400 WRITING THE MAP OF ANGLO-SAXON
ENGLAND: Essays in Cultural Geography
Howe, Nicholas
Explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman
Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively
in the world. Howe's elegantly written study focuses on AngloSaxon representations of place as revealed in a wide variety of
texts in Latin and Old English, as well as in diagrams of holy
sites. 296pgs. • 2007
◆ • Yale • C • $45.00 / $16.98
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128126 THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO MUHAMMAD
Brockopp, Jonathan E., ed.
As the Messenger of God, Muhammad
stands at the heart of the Islamic religion,
revered by Muslims throughout the world.
This Cambridge Companion offers a collection of essays by some of the most
accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet.
038393 AL-QUR'AN: A Contemporary Translation
Ali, Ahmed
A bilingual edition, forming an elegant and poetic translation
of the Holy Book of Islam in a contemporary and living voice.
It includes notes where necessary, providing the full meaning
of each word and phrase. 572pgs. • 1993
◆ • Princeton • P • $22.95 / $11.98
✪ 157241 ARMAGEDDON, 1918: The Final
Palestinian Campaign of World War I
Falls, Cyril
An eminent military historian discusses the Middle East theatre in World War I and relates the final, critical campaign
through Palestine, along with its notable personalities,
including T. E. Lawrence, Emir Feisal, Kress von
Kressenstein, and Edmund Allenby. He ends with a pertinent reflection on the subsequent history of the region,
from the formation of Iraq in 1920 through the establishment of Israel. 224pgs. • 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $19.95 / $6.98
135767 ATATÜRK: An Intellectual Biography
Hanioglu, M. Sukru
When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of
Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a
secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science -and by the personality cult he created around himself -- would
reign supreme. This book places Atatürk within the historical
context of the uneasy transition from the late Ottoman imperial order to the modern Turkish state. 280pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $13.98
125726 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LATE OTTOMAN
EMPIRE
Hanioglu, M. Sukru
At the turn of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three
continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural
diversity among the estimated 30 million people living within its
borders. This volume gives scholars and general readers a concise
history of the late empire between 1789 and 1918, turbulent years
marked by enormous social changes. 264pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $16.98
344pgs. • 2010
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✪ 157185 EXILE AND RETURN: Predicaments of
Palestinians and Jews
Lesch, Ann M. & Ian S. Lustick, eds.
A bold attempt to understand constructively and build upon
the terrible irony of two peoples, each with a searing memory of displacement and exile, struggling for a return to a
land each remembers, each claims, and from which each
has sought to exclude the other. The contributors take full
advantage of the flood of scholarship that has been made
possible by the opening of various archives. 368pgs. •
2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $26.50 / $5.98
106334 A HISTORY OF IRAQ
THIRD EDITION
Tripp, Charles
Since its first appearance in 2000, this volume has become a classic in the field of
Middle East studies, read and admired by
students, soldiers, policymakers and journalists. It has now been updated to cover
the recent American invasion, the fall and
capture of Saddam Hussein, and the subsequent descent into civil strife. 357pgs. • 2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $14.98
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041162 A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC
SOCIETIES: Second Edition
Lapidus, Ira M.
Incorporates the origins and evolution of
Islamic societies and brings into focus the
historical processes that gave shape to the
manifold varieties of contemporary Islam,
and surveys the growing influence of the
Islamist movements within national states.
1000pgs. • 2002
◆ • Cambridge • P • $62.00 / $33.98
125282 IN AN ANTIQUE LAND: History in the Guise
of a Traveler's Tale
Ghosh, Amitav
Piqued by the discovery of a slave narrative in the margins
of an ancient text, the author set out on a decade-long
search across 800 hundred years of colonial history.
Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, this volume
offers an intimate biography of the private life of one country -- Egypt -- from the Crusades to Operation Desert Storm.
400pgs. • 1994
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.00 / $6.98
101102 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC THEOLOGY AND
LAW
Goldziher, Ignaz
Ignaz Goldziher (1850-1921) was recognized as one of the
outstanding European Islamicists of his time. Presented here
for the first time in a scholarly and accurate English translation are six lectures written for delivery in America in 1906.
Though the lectures were never given, they were published in
German in 1910 and since then have served as an essential
guide for serious students and scholars of Islam. 320pgs. •
1981
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $21.98
112616 IRAN: A People Interrupted
Dabashi, Hamid
Destined to become the standard book on modern Iranian history, this is a deeply informed and eloquently written account
of a national struggle for freedom and democracy against the
overwhelming backdrop of US military hegemony. It will be of
urgent interest to anyone hoping to make sense of the larger
historical and regional contexts of recent events. 336pgs. •
2008
▲ • New Press • P • $17.95 / $6.98
111414 JIHAD IN ISLAMIC HISTORY
Bonner, Michael
What is jihad? Does it mean violence, as
many non-Muslims assume? Or does it
mean peace, as some Muslims insist? In
this volume, Michael Bonner provides the
first study in English to focus on the early
history of jihad, and sheds much-needed
light on the most recent controversies over
the concept. 224pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $23.95 / $14.98
129708 THE LONG DIVERGENCE:
How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle
East
Kuran, Timur
Why does the Middle East remain drastically underdeveloped compared to the
West? Kuran argues that Islamic legal institutions acted as a drag on development by
slowing or blocking the emergence of central features of modern economic life,
including private capital accumulation, corporations, largescale production, and impersonal exchange. 424pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $14.98
087375 MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS
Khalidi, Muhammad Ali, ed.
Offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi,
Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd
(Averroes). A historical and philosophical introduction sets
the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and
their achievements. 236pgs. • 2005
▲ • Cambridge • P • $39.99 / $22.98
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✪ 157277 MUHAMMAD IS NOT THE FATHER OF ANY
OF YOUR MEN: The Making of the Last Prophet
Powers, David S.
The Islamic claim to supersede Judaism and Christianity is
embodied in the theological assertion that the office of
prophecy is hereditary, but that the line of descent came to
an end with the coming of Muhammad. In this volume,
Powers contends that a series of radical moves were made
in the first two centuries of Islamic history in order to
ensure that Muhammad's position as the Last Prophet
would be preserved. 376pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $65.00 / $19.98
105236 THE MUQADDIMAH: An Introduction to
History
Khaldun, Ibn
The most important Islamic history of the premodern world,
this monumental work laid down the foundations of several
fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. 504pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $12.98
131570 NO GOD BUT GOD: The Origins, Evolution, and
Future of Islam
Aslan, Reza
Though it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam
remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West.
In this elegantly written account of a magnificent yet misunderstood faith, Reza Aslan traces its origins and history and
explores its potential for the future. 352pgs. • 2006
◆ • Modern Library • P • $16.00 / $6.98
155174 THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO ISLAM
Davies, Merryl Wyn & Ziaddin Sardar
Critically minded Muslims everywhere are rethinking and
reformulating Islam as a contemporary moral and ethical
force. This concise volume examines the Islamic worldview,
the Qur'an and Islamic law, Islam in history, and Islam's
relationship with the West. 144pgs. • 2004
◆ • Verso • P • $10.00 / $3.98
125542 PRINCETON READINGS IN ISLAMIST THOUGHT:
Texts and Contexts from Al-Banna to Bin Laden
Euben, Roxanne Leslie & Muhammad Qasim Zaman
This anthology of key primary texts provides an unmatched
introduction to Islamist political thought from the early 20th
century to the present. It brings into relief the commonalities
in Islamist arguments about gender, democracy, and violence,
but also reveals political and theological disagreements among
thinkers who are often grouped together and dismissed as
extremists. 536pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $24.98
✪ 157216 SPIRITUAL DISCOURSE: Learning with an
Islamic Master
Trix, Frances
A study of the process by which Baba Rexheb, an Albanian
leader of the Bektashi order, and the author, an American
student who studied with him for more than 20 years, come
to share a common universe of experience and attunement,
in which what is passed on is not a set of facts but a relationship, as the relationship of "seeker" and "master" mirrors that of the human and God. 208pgs. • 1993
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144003 TALES OF GOD'S FRIENDS: Islamic
Hagiography in Translation
Renard, John
This remarkable collection gathers a breathtakingly diverse
selection of primary texts from the vast repertoire of Islamic
stories about holy men and women, exemplary for their piety,
intimacy with God, and service to their fellow human beings.
Translated from seventeen languages, these texts come from
the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Central and
South Asia, and China and Southeast Asia. 432pgs. • 2009
◆ • California • P • $31.95 / $18.98
155602 THREE KINGS: The Rise of an American
Empire in the Middle East after World War II
Gardner, Lloyd C.
Deftly weaving together three decades of US moves in the
region, Lloyd Gardner delves into early American efforts to
support the influence the Saudi regime, the CIA-engineered
coup in Iran, Nasser's Egypt; and, finally, the rise of Iraq as a
major petroleum power. 272pgs. • 2011
▲ • New Press • P • $18.95 / $6.98
M USIC & DANCE
112402 AND THEY ALL SANG:
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Terkel, Studs
Studs Terkel's daily radio show in Chicago
presented listeners with an eclectic range
of music, from classical, opera, and jazz to
gospel, blues, folk, and rock. This volume
features more than 40 of his unforgettable
conversations with some of the greatest
musicians of the 20th century, including
Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob
Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, and Pete
Seeger. 301pgs. • 2006
▲ • New Press • P • $16.95 / $5.98
125590 BALLET AND OPERA IN THE AGE OF GISELLE
Smith, Marian
Recaptures a rich period in French musical theater when ballet and opera were intimately connected. Focusing on the period from the 1830s through the 1840s, Smith argues that a
deeper understanding of both ballet and opera -- and of 19thcentury theater-going culture in general -- may be gained by
examining them within the same framework. 288pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $21.98
✪ 127094 DEBUSSY AND HIS
WORLD
Fulcher, Jane F., ed.
It was against the background of ferment and change that characterized
French society and music from the
Franco-Prussian War to World War I
that Debussy re-imagined music. This
book captures the complexity of the
composer's restless personal and artistic identity within the musical, social, and political world of
fin-de-siècle Paris. 350pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $15.98
✪ 157208 ELECTRIC LADYLAND: Women and Rock
Culture
Rhodes, Lisa L.
With the explosion of rock music in the mid-1960s, female
musicians, journalists, and groupies rewrote women's roles
both on and off the stage. Drawing on diverse and rich
sources, Rhodes's social and cultural history of this formative
era examines how women's changing roles were intertwined
with the evolution of the music itself. 310pgs. • 2005
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $26.50 / $7.98
152017 FRENCH OPERA: A Short History
Giroud, Vincent
In this comprehensive account of opera in France from its origins to the present, Vincent Giroud looks at the leading composers, from Lully to Messiaen and beyond; at the development of French operatic form and style; at performance, performers, and audience; and at the impact of French opera
beyond France's borders. 352pgs. • 2010
◆ • Yale • C • $65.00 / $14.98
156160 IN SEARCH OF WAGNER
Adorno, Theodor
This potent study of Europe's most controversial composer
explodes the frontiers of musical and cultural analysis.
Measuring key elements of Wagner's oeuvre with patent musical dexterity, Adorno sheds light on a 19th-century bourgeois
figure whose operas betray the social gestures and high-culture fantasies that helped plant the seeds of the modern culture industry. 148pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • P • $12.95 / $5.98
048894 JACQUES OFFENBACH AND
THE PARIS OF HIS TIME
Kracauer, Siegfried
Kracauer's biography, first published in
1937, is a remarkable work of social
and cultural history that employs the
life and work of Offenbach as a focal
point for a broad and penetrating portrayal of Second Empire Paris.
Kracauer insists that Offenbach's productions are more than glittering distractions, and that they
made a mockery of the pomp and pretense Napoleon III's
imperial masquerade. 418pgs. • 2002
◆ • Zone Books • C • $36.95 / $8.98
153022 MUSICAL MEANING AND HUMAN VALUES
Kramer, Lawrence & Keith Chapin, eds.
Examines the relationship between the valuations placed on music by both individuals
and societies, and the discovery, through
music, of what and how to value. With a
combination of cultural criticism and close
readings of musical works, the contributors
demonstrate repeatedly that to make music
is also, in every sense, to make value.
208pgs. • 2009
◆ • Fordham • P • $30.00 / $11.98
149822 PUNK: The Definitive Record of a Revolution
Colegrave, Stephen & Chris Sullivan
A look back at the jubilant chaos of Punk's formative years,
from 1975-1979, with hundreds of illustrations and previously unpublished interviews with figures like Iggy Pop, Legs
McNeil, the Velvet Underground, Debbie Harry, William S.
Burroughs, Joe Strummer, Richard Hell, the Sex Pistols, and
more. 400pgs. • 2005
◆ • Da Capo • P • $24.95 / $7.98
✪ 156398 REGGAE SOUNDSYSTEM: A Visual History of
Jamaican Music From Mento to Dancehall
Baker, Stuart & Steve Barrow, eds.
From its early calypso beginnings to the invention of ska, rocksteady, roots, dub, and dancehall, Jamaican music is one of the
richest and innovative veins in popular music. This deluxe publication features hundreds of stunning full-size record cover
designs that span 60 years of Jamaican sounds. 240pgs. • 2012
◆ • Soul Jazz • C • $49.95 / $24.98
NATU RAL H ISTORY &
ENVIRON M ENTAL STU DIES
125751 ANT ENCOUNTERS:
Interaction Networks and Colony
Behavior
Gordon, Deborah
Ant colonies operate without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based
on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions, resulting
in a dynamic network that coordinates the
functions of the colony. In this volume, Gordon provides a
revealing and accessible look into ant behavior from this complex systems perspective. 184pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
133430 THE BEAK OF THE FINCH: A
Story of Evolution in Our Time
Weiner, Jonathan
On a desert island in the heart of the
Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin
received his first inklings of the theory of
evolution, two scientists have spent
decades proving that Darwin did not know
the strength of his own theory. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific
research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they
watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. 352pgs. • 1995
◆ • Vintage • P • $16.00 / $7.98
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024523 THE BOOK OF NATURALISTS: An Anthology of
the Best Natural History
Beebe, William, ed.
Deals with the development and growth of natural history, with
works by Aristotle, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Charles Darwin,
and Julian S. Huxley, among others, reflecting on the love of
animals and plants, evolution, classification, and anatomy.
499pgs. • 1988
◆ • Princeton • P • $49.95 / $22.98
105091 CATERPILLARS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA:
A Guide to Identification and Natural History
Wagner, David L.
A compact guide to nearly 700 caterpillars east of the Mississippi,
from forest pests to garden guests and economically important
species. The guide provides full-page species accounts -- with
images of the adult insects -- for nearly 400 species, plus succinct
coverage of distribution and other vital information. Includes
1,200 color photos and 24 line drawings. 496pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $17.98
✪ 157240 COLONIAL BOTANY:
Science, Commerce, and Politics in
the Early Modern World
Schiebinger, Londa & Claudia Swan,
eds.
In the early modern world, botany was
big science and big business, critical to
Europe's national and trade ambitions.
Tracing the dynamic relationships
among plants, peoples, states, and
economies over the course of three centuries, this collection of essays offers a lively challenge to a historiography
that has previously depicted the rise of modern botany as a
story of taxonomies and "pure" systems of classification.
352pgs. • 2007
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $24.95 / $9.98
BIRDS
125578 BIRDS OF EAST ASIA: China,
Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia
Brazil, Mark
A handy single-volume guide to all the bird
species of the region. Features 234 beautiful color plates and more than 950 color
maps covering seasonal habitats and
migration routes. 528pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $22.98
125710 BIRDS OF EUROPE
Svensson, Lars & Zetterström Dan
The definitive field guide to the diverse birdlife found in
Europe, now brought fully up to date with revised text and
maps as well as additional illustrations. Covers all 772 species
found in Europe, 32 introduced species or variants, and 118
rare visitors. 448pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $18.98
140916 BIRDS OF INDIA: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
SECOND EDITION
Grimmett, Richard
The leading field guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent
-- now thoroughly revised -- covers 1,375 species, including
all residents, migrants, and vagrants. The 226 color plates -73 of which are new to this edition -- depict every species and
many distinct plumages and races. 528pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.50 / $21.98
104863 BIRDS OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Van Perlo, Ber
The only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of
bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including
Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and
Costa Rica. Enhanced by 98 color plates, the guide provides
illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as
well as the juveniles of each species. 336pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $15.98
125714 BIRDS OF PERU
REVISED & UPDATED EDITION
Schulenberg, Thomas S., et al.
The most complete and authoritative field
guide to the diverse, neotropical landscape of Peru. It features every one of the
country's 1,817 bird species in 307
superb, high-quality color plates.
664pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $25.98
104833 HAWKS FROM EVERY ANGLE: How to Identify
Raptors in Flight
Liguori, Jerry
Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32
black & white photos, this volume presents a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail -the species most common to migration sites throughout the US
and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed,
including plumage, shape, and flight style. 129pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $9.98
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155336 IN THE FIELD, AMONG THE
FEATHERED: A History of Birders and
Their Guides
Dunlap, Thomas R.
Drawing on his experience as a passionate
birder as well as on a wealth of archival
research, Thomas Dunlap shows how the
twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have inspired birders and how field
guides have served as the preferred
method of informal education about nature for well over a
century. 240pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $34.95 / $12.98
127041 PARROTS OF THE WORLD
Forshaw, Joseph Michael
Covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of
parrots. It features 146 superb color plates, as well as
detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and
status. 336pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $17.98
125691 THE PRINCETON
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIRDS
Perrins, Christopher, ed.
A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated reference to the world's birds.
Accessibly written by renowned biologists and conservationists, and illustrated in color throughout, the book
provides authoritative and systematic
accounts of every bird family, covering form and function, distribution, diet, social behavior,
breeding biology, and conservation and status. 656pgs. •
2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $16.98
104865 RAPTORS OF THE WORLD
Ferguson-Lees, James & David Christie
A unique identification guide to all the world's raptors, with
118 color plates showing 338 species both in flight and
perched. Color distribution maps are included for every
species. 320pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $20.98
✪ 154547 THE WORLD'S RAREST
BIRDS
Hirschfeld, Erik, et al.
Today, 571 bird species are classified
as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four exist only in
captivity. This landmark book features
stunning photographs of 500 of these
species as well as paintings of the 75
species for which no photos are
known to exist. 352pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $45.00 / $21.98
140922 DRAGONFLIES AND
DAMSELFLIES OF THE EAST
Paulson, Dennis
The first fully illustrated guide to all 336
dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern
North America, from the rivers of Manitoba
to the Florida cypress swamps. Species
accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar
species, habitat, and natural history.
576pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $14.98
✪ 157232 THE EMPEROR OF
NATURE: Charles-Lucien Bonaparte
and His World
Stroud, Patricia Tyson
Called the father of American descriptive ornithology, Charles-Lucien
Bonaparte -- a nephew of Napoleon -compiled the monumental American
Ornithology: or, The Natural History of
Birds Inhabiting the United States.
Based extensively on archival sources, including many
unpublished letters still in the possession of the Bonaparte
family, this is the first biography ever written of this fascinating figure. 400pgs. • 2000
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $49.95 / $7.98
089699 THE EVOLUTION OF DARWINISM: Selection,
Adaptation and Progress in Evolutionary Biology
Shanahan, Timothy
No other scientific theory has had as great an impact on our
understanding of the world as Darwinism. Yet the theory has
been the subject of controversy from its very beginning. This
volume focuses on three issues of debate in Darwin's theory of
evolution -- the nature of selection, the nature and scope of
adaptation, and the question of evolutionary progress.
352pgs. • 2004
▲ • Cambridge • P • $44.00 / $19.98
111381 EXTINCTION: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended
250 Million Years Ago
Erwin, Douglas H.
Some 250 million years ago, in the greatest biological crisis in
the history of our planet, around 95 percent of all living
species died out. Here, the world's foremost authority on the
subject provides a fascinating overview of the evidence for and
against a whole host of hypotheses concerning this cataclysmic
event that unfolded at the end of the Permian. 320pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $25.95 / $9.98
133899 FROGS AND TOADS OF THE
WORLD
Mattison, Chris
Stunningly illustrated throughout with 200
color photographs, this one-of-a-kind
book traces the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, providing detailed
information about each of the 49 unique
families and highlighting distinctive and
notable species. 192pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $15.98
141948 THE FUTURE OF LIFE
Wilson, Edward O.
In his most personal and timely book to date, a renowned
naturalist assesses the precarious state of our environment,
examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and
the natural treasures we are losing. Avoiding doomsday
prophesies, he spells out a specific plan for action, one that
is as economically sound as it is environmentally necessary.
256pgs. • 2003
◆ • Vintage • P • $15.95 / $7.98
104331 GARDEN INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA: The
Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs
Cranshaw, Whitney
The most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden. With fullcolor photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it
describes 1,420 species, including crickets, katydids, fruit
flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees,
and many other pests. 672pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $17.98
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BURKHARDT, FREDERICK, ED.
Darwin, Charles
Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS
Beagle is both a gripping adventure story
and a turning point in the making of the
modern world. Brought together here in
chronological order, the letters he wrote
and received during his trip provide a firsthand account of a voyage of discovery that
was as much personal as intellectual. 544pgs. • 2008
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Interpretive Guide to the Origin of Species
Reznick, David N.
An indispensable primer for anyone seeking to understand
Darwin's Origin of Species and the ways it has shaped the modern study of evolution. Reznick shows how many of the work's
apparent peculiarities can be explained by the state of science
in 1859, and demonstrates why Darwin's theory unifies the biological sciences under a single conceptual framework much as
Newton did for physics. 480pgs. • 2009
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CENTRAL VALLEY:
California's Heartland
Haslam, Gerald, et al.
This marvelously evocative book explores in
detail the rich natural and
social history of the
state's agricultural heartland. Gerald Haslam's
text celebrates the tenacious people of the Valley, while stunning photographs by Stephen Johnson and Robert Dawson
reveal the immense beauty of the region as well as the delicate
relationship between the land and the people who work it.
264pgs. • 1993
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132058 HERE ON EARTH: A Natural History of the
Planet
Flannery, Tim
A dazzling account of life on our planet, beginning at the
moment of creation with the Big Bang. Drawing on Charles
Darwin's and Alfred Russell Wallace's theories of evolution
and Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis, Flannery concludes with the
fascinating story of the evolution of our own ancestors out of
several early human species who lived in Africa around two
million years ago. 288pgs. • 2011
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088601 IGUANAS: Biology and Conservation
Alberts, Allison, et al., eds.
Leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these increasingly endangered creatures. Illustrated
with photographs, maps, tables, and figures, this volume will
be the definitive resource for anyone interested in iguanas.
373pgs. • 2004
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✪ 154712 THE KINGDOM OF
FUNGI
Petersen, Jens H.
An intimate look at the world's
astonishing variety of fungi species,
from cup fungi and lichens to truffles and tooth fungi, clubs and
corals, and jelly fungi and puffballs.
This beautifully illustrated book features more than 800 stunning color
photographs as well as a concise text that describes the
biology and ecology of fungi, fungal morphology, where
fungi grow, and human interactions with and uses of fungi.
272pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $14.98
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Fastovsky, David E. & David B.
Weishampel
This introduction to the study of
dinosaurs for non-specialists is
designed to excite readers about science by using dinosaurs to illustrate
and discuss geology, natural history,
and evolution. It introduces a range
of aspects of the natural sciences, including fundamental
concepts in evolutionary biology, physiology, life history, and
systematics. 394pgs. • 2009
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✪ 154548 PTEROSAURS: Natural History, Evolution,
Anatomy
Witton, Mark P.
This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130
species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the
end of the Mesozoic. It features some 200 stunning illustrations, including original paintings and photos of rarely seen
fossils. 304pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $35.00 / $15.98
111749 T. REX AND THE CRATER OF
DOOM
Alvarez, Walter
Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or
asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed
into the Earth, causing an explosion
equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Geologist
Walter Alvarez, one of the four Berkeley
scientists who discovered the first evidence for the giant impact, tells the story of the scientific
detective work that uncovered the truth about the extinction
of the dinosaurs. 216pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $8.98
127683 THE LONG THAW: How Humans Are Changing
the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
Archer, David
Shows how just a few centuries of fossil-fuel use will cause not
only a climate storm that will last a few hundred years, but dramatic climate changes that will endure for thousands. By comparing the global warming projection for the next century to
natural climate changes of the distant past, and then looking
into the future far beyond the usual scientific and political
horizon of the year 2100, Archer reveals the hard truths of the
long-term climate forecast. 192pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $7.98
133044 LOST LAND OF THE DODO: The Ecological
History of Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues
Cheke, Anthony & Julian P. Hume
The Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean were once
home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles: giant
tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and, most famously, dodos. This fascinating book, featuring Julian Hume's superb color illustrations, provides the first full ecological history of the
islands and its bygone fauna. 480pgs. • 2008
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125652 MAMMALS OF NORTH
AMERICA
Kays, Roland & Don E. Wilson
Covering 20 additional species recognized
since 2002 and including 13 new color
plates, the fully revised second edition of
this definitive reference illustrates all 462
known mammal species in the United States
and Canada in beautiful color and accurate
detail. 248pgs. • 2009
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✪ 127718 THE MINER'S CANARY:
Unraveling the Mysteries of Extinction
Eldredge, Niles
How is our fate linked to that of the earth's
other creatures? Does human activity accelerate extinction? In an elegantly written
account of the widespread reduction of the
world's wildlife, Niles Eldredge examines
humankind's role in the larger life cycles of
the earth and sets forth a provocative general theory of extinction. 272pgs. • 1994
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $14.98
141824 NATURE'S COMPASS: The Mystery of Animal
Navigation
Gould, James L. & Carol Grant Gould
This comprehensive investigation of animal navigation and
migration decodes the mysteries of this extraordinary aspect
of natural behavior. The authors discuss both familiar and rare
species, as they investigate a multitude of navigation strategies
ranging from the simple to the astonishing. 320pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $13.98
✪ 154679 ODD COUPLES: Extraordinary Differences
Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Fairbairn, Daphne J.
While we joke that men are from Mars and women are from
Venus, our gender differences can't compare to those of
other animals. From the fields of Spain to the deep oceans,
evolutionary biologist Daphne Fairbairn uncovers the
unique and bizarre characteristics -- in size, behavior, ecology, and life history -- that exist in these remarkable species
and the special strategies they use to maximize reproductive success. 328pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $11.98
154348 THE OIL ROAD: Journeys from the Caspian Sea
to the City of London
Marriott, James & Mika Minio-Paluello
From Caspian drilling rigs and Caucasus mountain villages to
Mediterranean fishing communities and European capitals,
this is a journey through the heart of our oil-obsessed society.
Blending travel writing and investigative journalism, it charts a
history of violent confrontation between geopolitics, profit and
humanity. 376pgs. • 2012
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✪ 157203 TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA: A Complete
Reference Guide
Rhoads, Ann Fowler, et al.
Written by botanists from the official arboretum of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible field and natural history guide to the state's tree life. It covers all of
Pennsylvania's 195 trees, both native and naturalized; each
species is described in a concise, tabular format that
includes the characteristics of leaves, branches, bark, flowers, and fruits. 416pgs. • 2004
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $19.98
125650 TRYING LEVIATHAN: The Nineteenth-Century
New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and
Challenged the Order of Nature
Burnett, D. Graham
Recovers the strange story of an 1818 court case that pitted the
new sciences of taxonomy against the biblically sanctioned
view that the whale was a fish. The immediate dispute was
mundane: whether whale oil was fish oil and therefore subject
to state inspection. But the trial fueled a sensational public
debate in which the very order of nature -- and how we know
it -- was at stake. 304pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $25.95 / $15.98
152734 THE WHITE PLANET: The Evolution and Future
of Our Frozen World
Jouzel, Jean, et al.
From the ice sheets of Greenland, to the glaciers of the Andes
and Himalayas, this volume provides a spellbinding scientific
journey through the shrinking world of ice and snow. Written
by three internationally renowned scientists at the center of
many breakthroughs in ice core and climate science, it provides an unparalleled firsthand account of how the "white
planet" affects global climate -- and how global warming is
changing the frozen world. 316pgs. • 2012
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✪ 105044 WHY SEX MATTERS: A Darwinian Look at
Human Behavior
Low, Bobbi S.
Why are primate males usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners?
Why is incest taboo? Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome
to modern America, and from single-celled organisms to
international politics, to show that these and many other
questions about human behavior reflect the basic principle
that all organisms have evolved to maximize their reproductive success. 432pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $19.98
140978 WHY SIZE MATTERS: From
Bacteria to Blue Whales
Bonner, John Tyler
Because tiny creatures are subject primarily to forces of cohesion and larger
beasts to gravity, a fly can easily walk up
a wall, something we humans cannot
even begin to imagine doing. Examining
the giants and dwarfs of the human, animal, and plant worlds, Bonner examines how the physics of size affects biology, how size has
evolved over geological time, and the role of size in the function and longevity of living things. 176pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $12.95 / $6.98
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041127 THE POLITICS AND THE CONSTITUTION OF
ATHENS
REVISED STUDENT EDITION
Aristotle
Provides the necessary materials for a full understanding of
his work as a political scientist, and places it in the context
of his ethical theory and science of nature. 279pgs. • 1996
◆ • Cambridge • P • $20.00 / $10.98
153002 CORPUS
Nancy, Jean-Luc & Richard A. Rand
How have we thought the body? How can we think it anew? The
body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and
of laws, the mystical body of Christ -- all these and more are incorporated in the word "corpus," the title and topic of Jean-Luc
Nancy's masterwork. This edition includes five closely related
recent pieces dedicated in large part to the legacy of the mindbody problem formulated by Descartes. 208pgs. • 2008
◆ • Fordham • P • $25.00 / $6.98
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039498 THE COMPLETE WORKS
OF ARISTOTLE, VOLUME 1: The
Revised Oxford Translation
Barnes, Jonathan, ed.
The Oxford Translation, originally published between 1912 and 1954, is universally recognized as the standard
English version of Aristotle. This revised
edition contains the substance of the
original, slightly emended in light of
recent scholarship. 1250pgs. • 1984
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156140 ETHICS: An Essay on the Understanding of
Evil
Badiou, Alain
Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary
French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status
quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil. 214pgs. • 2002
◆ • Verso • P • $17.95 / $6.98
038551 THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE,
VOLUME 2: The Revised Oxford Translation
Barnes, Jonathan, ed.
The Oxford Translation, originally published between 1912
and 1954, is universally recognized as the standard English
version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original, slightly emended in light of recent
scholarship. 1256pgs. • 1984
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156077 METAPOLITICS
Badiou, Alain
Badiou here argues that one of the main tasks of contemporary thought is to abolish the idea that politics is merely an
object for philosophical reflection. Against that intellectual
tradition, he proposes instead the consideration of politics
in terms of the production of truth and the affirmation of
equality. 159pgs. • 2005
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104364 AUTHORITY AND ESTRANGEMENT: An Essay on
Self-Knowledge
Moran, Richard
Since Socrates, the problem of self-knowledge has been central to philosophy, but today the idea of "first-person authority" is under challenge from a number of directions. In this
strikingly original and psychologically nuanced exploration of
the contrasting ideals of relations to oneself and relations to
others, Moran argues for a reconception of the first-person
and its claims. 256pgs. • 2001
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155179 PHILOSOPHY FOR
MILITANTS
Badiou, Alain
Around the world, recent events have
seen the creation of a radical phalanx
comprising students, the young, workers and immigrants. To resolve the conflicts between politics, philosophy and
democracy, Badiou argues for a resurgent communism and a return to the
original call for universal emancipation and organizing for militant struggle. 122pgs. • 2012
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✪ 152466 BLIND SPOTS: Why We Fail to Do What's
Right and What to Do about It
Bazerman, Max H. & Ann E. Tenbrunsel
A pair of leading business ethicists examine the ways we
overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act
unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron
and corruption in the tobacco industry and the downfall of
Bernard Madoff, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate
how we can bridge the gap between who we are and who
we want to be. 208pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $6.98
021352 COLLECTED DIALOGUES OF PLATO
Plato
This edition of Plato's dialogues and letters includes editorial
notes prefacing each dialogue as well as an introductory essay
on Plato's philosophy and writing. 1743pgs. • 1989
◆ • Princeton • C • $55.00 / $28.98
152568 POLEMICS
Badiou, Alain
In this series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, which reorient our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars
to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution, Badiou considers the relationships between language, judgment, and propaganda, and shows how propaganda has now become the dominant force. 339pgs. • 2006
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156081 WITTGENSTEIN'S ANTIPHILOSOPHY
Badiou, Alain
Addressing the crucial moment where Wittgenstein argued that
much had to be passed over in silence -- showing what cannot
be said, after accepting the limits of language and meaning -Badiou contends that this mystical act reduces logic to rhetoric,
truth to an effect of language games, and philosophy to a series
of esoteric aphorisms. 192pgs. • 2011
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152999 APPARITIONS OF DERRIDA'S OTHER
Saghafi, Kas
Addressing Derrida's readings of
Husserl, Levinas, Barthes, Blanchot,
and Nancy, among other thinkers, and
ranging across art, literature, philosophy, and religion, this book explores
the apparitions of the other by attending
to the mode of appearing or coming on
the scene, the phenomenality and visibility of the other.
200pgs. • 2010
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156191 LEGISLATIONS:
The Politics of Deconstruction
Bennington, Geoffrey
Written by Jacques Derrida's leading English-language
translator and collaborator, this volume displays the continuing power and versatility of deconstruction as an intellectual movement. It develops a devastating critique of attempts
to clarify or criticize deconstructive thought, and elaborates
its potential through readings of, among others, Rousseau,
Kant, Hegel, Freud, De Man, and Lyotard. 308pgs. • 1994
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152022 WHO WAS JACQUES DERRIDA?:
An Intellectual Biography
Mikics, David
In the first full-scale appraisal of Derrida's career, his influence, and his philosophical roots, David Mikics succinctly
defines Derrida's vision of philosophy. While pointing out
the flaws of that vision and Derrida's betrayal of his most
adamantly expounded beliefs, Mikics ultimately concludes
that "Derrida was neither so brilliantly right nor so badly
wrong as his enthusiasts and critics, respectively, claimed."
296pgs. • 2010
◆ • Yale • P • $24.00 / $7.98
153005 CROSSOVER QUERIES:
Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying
Philosophy's Others
Wyschogrod, Edith
Ranging over the thought of Heidegger,
Foucault, Derrida, Levinas, Janicaud, and
others, as well as novels and artworks,
music and dance, traditional Jewish
thought and Jain and Buddhist metaphysics, Wyschogrod's work opens radically new vistas while remaining mindful that the philosopher
stands within and is responsible to a philosophical legacy conditioned by the negative. 592pgs. • 2006
◆ • Fordham • P • $40.00 / $9.98
135912 ERNST CASSIRER: The Last Philosopher of
Culture
Skidelsky, Edward
The first English-language intellectual biography of a leading
figure on the Weimar intellectual scene. Skidelsky presents
Cassirer, the author of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, as
a defender of the liberal ideal of culture in an increasingly
fragmented world, and as someone who grappled with the
opposing forces of scientific positivism and romantic vitalism.
304pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $15.98
104897 ETHICS AFTER BABEL: The
Languages of Morals and Their
Discontents
Stout, Jeffrey
In this fascinating study of moral languages
and their discontents, Stout explores the
links that connect contemporary moral
philosophy, religious ethics, and political
thought. This edition includes a new postscript by the author that responds to the
book's critics and offers fresh reasons for resisting despair
over the prospects for democratic discourse. 372pgs. • 2001
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132893 ETHICS AND ANIMALS: An
Introduction
Gruen, Lori
In this comprehensive introduction to animal ethics, Lori Gruen provides a survey of
the issues central to human-animal relations and a reasoned new perspective on
current key debates in the field. She
explores a range of theoretical positions
and poses challenging questions that
directly encourage readers to develop a defensible position
regarding their own practices. 250pgs. • 2011
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $17.98
105201 EVIL IN MODERN THOUGHT: An Alternative
History of Philosophy
Neiman, Susan
Whether expressed in theological or secular terms, evil confronts philosophy with fundamental questions. Neiman argues
that these questions impelled modern philosophy, concluding
that two basic stances run through modern thought. One, from
Rousseau to Arendt, insists that morality demands we make
evil intelligible. The other, from Voltaire to Adorno, insists that
morality demands that we do not. 376pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $12.98
152015 HEIDEGGER: The
Introduction of Nazism into
Philosophy
Faye, Emmanuel
In the most comprehensive examination to
date of Heidegger's Nazism, Emmanuel
Faye draws on previously unavailable materials to paint a damning picture of Nazism's
influence on the philosopher's thought and
politics. He revisits Heidegger's masterwork, Being and Time, and concludes that it presents not a
philosophy of individual existence but rather a doctrine of radical self-sacrifice, where individualization is allowed only for
the purpose of heroism in warfare. 464pgs. • 2011
◆ • Yale • P • $29.00 / $9.98
133254 HUME'S SKEPTICAL CRISIS: A Textual Study
Fogelin, Robert J.
In the process of giving an account of the operations of the
human mind, David Hume discovered that the mechanisms
that create and sustain our beliefs are deeply unreliable and,
in fact, capricious in their operations. This volume provides a
textual study of the changes in perspective that emerged as
Hume pursued his attempt to introduce the experimental
method of reasoning into moral subjects. 192pgs. • 2009
◆ • Oxford University • C • $50.00 / $27.98
062419 THE ILLUSION OF CONSCIOUS
WILL
Wegner, Daniel M.
Do we consciously cause our actions, or do
they happen to us? In this book Wegner offers
a novel understanding of the issue, arguing
that although conscious will is an illusion, it
serves as a guide to understanding ourselves
and to developing a sense of responsibility
and morality. 405pgs. • 2002
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041079 ELEMENTS OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF RIGHT
Hegel, G. W. F.
Hegel's last major published work attempts to systematize
ethical theory, natural right, the philosophy of law, political
theory, and the sociology of the modern state into the framework of his philosophy of history. 514pgs. • 1991
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $15.98
023878 HEGEL'S INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURES
ON THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
T. M. KNOX & A. V. MILLER, TRANS.
Hegel, G. W. F.
A translation of Hegel's lectures on the history of philosophy
based on Hoffmeister's text of 1940 and Michelet's first edition. 193pgs. • 1987
◆ • Oxford University • P • $70.00 / $27.98
152112 INSURMOUNTABLE SIMPLICITIES: Thirty-Nine
Philosophical Conundrums
Casati, Roberto & Achille Varzi
Why do mirrors seem to invert left and right but not up and
down? How do we know whether strawberries taste the same
for everyone? This volume of stories, dialogues, and epistolary
exchanges explores a variety of philosophical themes -including personal identity, causality and responsibility, the
paradoxes of time and space, the interface between logic and
language -- in captivating and inventive ways. 144pgs. • 2006
◆ • Columbia • C • $65.00 / $7.98
156106 INTRODUCTION TO
ANTIPHILOSOPHY
Groys, Boris
Arguing that modern "antiphilosophy"
does not pursue universality of thought
as its goal but proposes in its place the
universality of life, material forces,
social practices, passions, and experiences, Groys analyses this shift from
thought to life and action in the work
of thinkers from Kierkegaard to Derrida and from
Nietzsche to Benjamin. 272pgs. • 2012
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133873 THE JOY OF SECULARISM: 11 Essays for How
We Live Now
Levine, George Lewis, ed.
Bringing together distinguished historians, philosophers, scientists, and writers including Frans de Waal, Adam Phillips,
and Rebecca Stott, this book shows that secularism is not a
mere denial of religion but a vision of a natural world that is
far richer and more satisfying than the one promised by religion. 272pgs. • 2011
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087149 THE LOGIC OF REAL
ARGUMENTS
Fisher, Alec
This expanded edition explains a distinctive method for analyzing and evaluating
arguments. Utilizing a wide variety of
examples, it aims to help students to think
critically about the kind of sustained, theoretical arguments that they commonly
encounter in their studies, including arguments about the natural world, society, policy, and philosophy.
236pgs. • 2004
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✪ 145533 MEANING IN LIFE AND WHY IT MATTERS
Wolf, Susan
Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify
human motives as falling into one of two categories: the
egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral.
Wolf argues that much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme; that we often act neither for
our own sake nor out of duty, but out of love for objects that
we perceive as being worthy of love. 168pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $9.98
125765 MORAL CLARITY: A Guide for Grown-up
Idealists
Neiman, Susan
In this profound and powerful book, Susan Neiman reclaims
the vocabulary of morality -- good and evil, heroism and nobility -- as a lingua franca for the 21st century. In constructing a
framework for taking responsible action, she reaches back to
the 18th century to retrieve values that were esteemed by the
thinkers of the Enlightenment. 480pgs. • 2009
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144559 MORTAL QUESTIONS
Nagel, Thomas
Beginning by asking questions about
humanity's attitudes towards death, sexual
behavior, social inequality, war, and political power, Nagel pursues a selection of
philosophical problems regarding such
topics as personal identity, consciousness,
freedom, and value. 232pgs. • 2012
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Essay on the Ontology of the Present
Jameson, Fredric
The concepts of modernity and modernism are amongst the most controversial and vigorously debated in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory.
In this volume, one of the most influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity excavates and explores these
notions in a fresh and illuminating manner. 250pgs. • 2013
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Jameson, Fredric
The dialectic, the concept of the evolution of an idea
through conflicts arising from its inherent contradictions,
transformed two centuries of Western philosophy. Here
Jameson brings theoretical scrutiny to bear on the history of
this philosophical tradition, contextualizing the debate in
terms of commodification and globalization, and with reference to thinkers such as Rousseau, Heidegger, Sartre,
Derrida, and Althusser. 625pgs. • 2009
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155354 OF MEN AND MANNERS: Essays Historical and
Philosophical
Quinton, Anthony
The first part of this collection of writings by one of the wittiest and most versatile philosophers of his generation ranges
over the last four hundred years of intellectual history, discussing such thinkers as Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Coleridge,
Kant, Hegel, Quine, and Ayer. In the second part, Quinton discusses freedom, morality, politics, language, culture, and the
relation between humans and animals. 288pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • C • $55.00 / $18.98
107095 ON BULLSHIT
Frankfurt, Harry G.
One of the most salient features of our culture, Frankfurt
argues, is that there is so much bullshit -- a greater enemy of
the truth than mere lies. He explores how bullshitters seek to
convey certain impressions without being concerned about the
truth, and how they quietly change the rules governing the
conversation so that claims about truth and falsity become
irrelevant. 80pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • C • $9.95 / $6.98
128341 OUT OF EDEN: Adam and Eve
and the Problem of Evil
Kahn, Paul W.
Focusing on the existential roots of evil
rather than on the occasions for its
appearance, Kahn argues that evil originates in man's flight from death. As his
interpretations of Genesis lead him to
inquiries into a variety of modern forms of
evil -- including slavery, torture, and genocide -- he urges us to see that the opposite of evil is not good,
but love: while evil would master death, love would transcend
it. 248pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $14.98
049458 OUTLINES OF SCEPTICISM
Sextus Empiricus
The fullest extant account of ancient scepticism, this work is also one of our most
copious sources of information about other
Hellenistic philosophies. The first part contains an elaborate exposition of the
Pyrrhonian variety of scepticism; the second and third parts argue against "dogmatism" in logic, epistemology, science, and
ethics. 248pgs. • 2000
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125799 PHILOSOPHY AND THE MIRROR OF NATURE
Rorty, Richard
In this volume, which hit the philosophical world like a bombshell when it was first published, Rorty argued that the questions about truth posed by Descartes, Kant, Hegel, and modern
epistemologists and philosophers of language were unanswerable and, moreover, were irrelevant to serious social and cultural inquiry. The book remains a must-read for its insight into
what philosophers can and cannot do to help us understand
and improve the world. 472pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
✪ 116111 A PHILOSOPHY OF GARDENS
Cooper, David E.
Identifying garden appreciation as a special human phenomenon distinct from both the appreciation of art and the appreciation of nature, Cooper discusses the contribution of gardening and related pursuits to "the good life" and surveys the
many kinds of meanings that gardens may have, from their
representation of nature to their spiritual significance.
192pgs. • 2008
◆ • Oxford University • P • $25.00 / $8.98
IMMANUEL
KANT
049280 THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO KANT
Guyer, Paul, ed.
The most systematic and comprehensive
account of the full range of Kant's writings, and the first major overview of his
work to be published in more than a
dozen years. An international team of
Kant scholars explore Kant's conceptual
revolution in epistemology, metaphysics,
philosophy of science, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion. 496pgs. • 1992
◆ • Cambridge • P • $45.00 / $22.98
155338 INSPIRATIONS FROM KANT: Essays
Stevenson, Leslie Forster
These essays on Kant's theoretical philosophy bring insights
from contemporary analytical philosophy to bear on some
of his most deep and difficult themes. The topics covered
include representation and reality, transcendental idealism,
the limits of scientific explanation, knowledge, belief and
faith, freedom of judgment, and determinism and free will.
192pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $70.00 / $19.98
134683 OBSERVATIONS ON THE FEELING OF THE
BEAUTIFUL AND SUBLIME AND OTHER WRITINGS
Kant, Immanuel
This volume collects Kant's most important ethical and
anthropological writings from the 1760s, before he developed his critical philosophy. Those familiar with Kant's later
works will discover a Kant interested in the "beauty" as well
as the "dignity" of humanity, and in practical concerns as
well as philosophical abstractions. 396pgs. • 2011
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $19.98
041139 POLITICAL WRITINGS
Kant, Immanuel
Revised edition with three newly translated texts, extended
bibliography, and postscript. General introduction shows
Kant's aim to have been to establish the philosophical principles on which a just and lasting world peace could be
based. 311pgs. • 1991
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $15.98
031024 PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
THE CAMBRIDGE EDITION OF THE WORKS OF
IMMANUEL KANT
Kant, Immanuel
The first comprehensive English translation of all of Kant's moral and political
philosophy writings. As well as the
Groundwork to the Metaphysics of
Morals, the Critique of Practical Reason,
the Metaphysics of Morals, and Toward
Perpetual Peace, the volume includes shorter essays and
reviews, some of which have never been translated before.
668pgs. • 1996
◆ • Cambridge • P • $47.00 / $33.98
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FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
032017 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO
NIETZSCHE
Magnus, Bernd, & Kathleen M. Higgins, eds.
Provides a chronologically organized introduction to and
summary of Nietzsche's published works, essays on the
appropriation and misappropriation of his writings, and a
group of essays exploring the nature of Nietzsche's philosophy and its relation to the modern and postmodern world.
403pgs. • 1996
◆ • Cambridge • P • $44.00 / $22.98
039829 NIETZSCHE: Philosopher, Psychologist,
Antichrist
FOURTH EDITION
Kaufmann, Walter
The benchmark against which all modern books about
Nietzsche are measured. When it was written in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside
Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi,
and almost wholly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated
Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as
one of the great achievements of Western philosophy.
532pgs. • 1975
◆ • Princeton • P • $32.50 / $14.98
087186 NIETZSCHE: THE ANTI-CHRIST, ECCE HOMO,
TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS: And Other Writings
Ridley, Aaron, ed.
Combines five of Nietzsche's late works: The Antichrist, Ecce
Homo, Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche contra Wagner, and
The Case of Wagner, wherein he takes on some of his greatest adversaries: traditional religion, contemporary culture,
and his one-time hero, Richard Wagner, with writing simultaneously critical and creative, revealing his alternative
philosophical vision. 338pgs. • 2005
◆ • Cambridge • P • $28.99 / $15.98
098751 ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALITY AND
OTHER WRITINGS
ANSELL-PEARSON, KEITH, ED.
Nietzsche, Friedrich
A revised and updated edition of Nietzsche's most important
polemic on ethics and politics, presenting a critique of
moral values and tracing the historical evolution of concepts
such as guilt, conscience, responsibility, law, and justice.
242pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $22.99 / $12.98
087809 THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
PIPPIN, ROBERT, ED. & ADRIAN DEL CARO, TRANS.
Nietzsche, Friedrich
The philosopher employs a mixture of homilies, parables,
epigrams and dreams to introduce some of his most striking doctrines, including the Overman, nihilism, and the doctrine of eternal return. This new translation captures
Nietzsche's poetic brilliance by restoring the text's original
versification. 316pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $22.99 / $12.98
✪ 125538 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Cassirer, Ernst
In this classic work of intellectual history, Ernst Cassirer provides both a cogent synthesis and a penetrating analysis of one
of history's greatest intellectual epochs: the Enlightenment.
Arguing that there was a common foundation beneath the
diverse strands of thought of this period, he shows how
Enlightenment philosophers drew upon the ideas of the preceding centuries even while radically transforming them.
392pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $14.98
117041 PRAGMATISM: A Reader
Menand, Louis
Since its birth was announced in 1898 by William James,
pragmatism has played a vital role in almost every area of
American intellectual and cultural life, inspiring judges,
educators, politicians, poets, and social prophets. This volume collects the major texts of the school, from William
James and John Dewey to Richard Rorty and Cornel West.
560pgs. • 1997
◆ • Vintage • P • $18.00 / $7.98
131862 THE PRAGMATISM
READER: From Peirce through the
Present
Talisse, Robert & Scott Aikin
This anthology includes works by the
founders of pragmatism, including
Charles Peirce, William James, and
John Dewey, as well as seminal writings
by mid-20th-century pragmatists such
as Sidney Hook, C. I. Lewis, Nelson
Goodman, Rudolf Carnap, Wilfrid Sellars, and W. V. O.
Quine. Each selection is a stand-alone piece -- not an
excerpt or book chapter -- and each is presented fully
unabridged. 496pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $20.98
117465 PRESOCRATICS: Natural Philosophers Before
Socrates
Warren, James
Introduces the major Greek philosophical thinkers from the
sixth to the middle of the fifth century BC. Separate chapters
are devoted to each of the major Presocratic thinkers, including Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras,
Empedocles, Leucippus, and Democritus. 224pgs. • 2007
◆ • California • P • $28.95 / $8.98
104359 THE REASONS OF LOVE
Frankfurt, Harry G.
One of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the
key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one
cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring,
and that the most basic and essential question for a person to
raise about the conduct of his or her life is not what he or she
should care about but what, in fact, he or she cannot help caring about. 100pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $17.95 / $7.98
KIERKEGAARD
038472 CONCLUDING UNSCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPTS TO
PHILOSOPHICAL FRAGMENTS, VOLUME 1
HONG, HOWARD V. & EDNA H. HONG, EDS. & TRANS.
Kierkegaard, Soren
Intended by Kierkegaard to be his concluding work as an
author, these essays deal with what it takes to be a real
Christian and examine the truth of Christianity as an objective
issue. 630pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $21.98
✪ 104956 THE HUMOR OF KIERKEGAARD: An
Anthology
EDITED BY THOMAS C. ODEN
Kierkegaard, Søren
Kierkegaard not only explored comic perception to its depths
but also practiced the art of comedy as astutely as any writer
of his time. This collection shows how his theory of comedy is
integrated into his practice of comic perception, and how both
are integral to his entire authorship. 304pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $12.98
038657 CONCLUDING UNSCIENTIFIC
POSTSCRIPTS TO PHILOSOPHICAL
FRAGMENTS, VOLUME 2
HONG, HOWARD V. & EDNA H. HONG, EDS. &
TRANS.
Kierkegaard, Soren
Intended by Kierkegaard to be his concluding work as an author, these essays
deal with what it takes to be a real
Christian and examine the truth of
Christianity as an objective issue. 345pgs. • 1992
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $22.98
087393 KIERKEGAARD: FEAR AND TREMBLING
Evans, C. Stephen & Sylvia Walsh, eds.
A new translation of Kierkegaard's challenge to the German
universalists and idealists, argued through an exploration of
the story of Abraham and Isaac. Pondering the many questions
the story raises about belief, moral obligation, and sin,
Kierkegaard concludes that faith is both paradoxical and irrational, and cannot be understood by reason or in conventional moral terms. 190pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • P • $22.99 / $12.98
104772 THE ESSENTIAL KIERKEGAARD
Hong, Howard V. & Edna H. Hong, eds.
The most comprehensive anthology of Kierkegaard's works
ever assembled in English. The selections represent every
major aspect of Kierkegaard's extraordinary career and reveal
the powerful mix of philosophy, psychology, theology, and literary criticism that made him one of the most compelling
writers of the 19th century. 544pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $17.98
038394 FEAR AND TREMBLING / REPETITION:
Kierkegaard's Writings, VI
Kierkegaard, Søren
Kierkegaard discusses the profound implications of the unity
of personhood and of identity within change -- the repetition
that creates the rebirth of God in the heart of man, brings the
eternal into the present, and allows the past to retain its meaning. 420pgs. • 1983
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $16.98
✪ 154368 FEAR AND TREMBLING
AND THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH
Kierkegaard, Søren
Walter Lowrie's acclaimed translation of
two of Kierkegaard's most crucial works.
Fear and Trembling addresses the story of
Abraham and Isaac to explore a faith that
transcends the ethical, persists in the face
of the absurd, and meets its reward in the
return of all that the faithful one is willing
to sacrifice, while The Sickness Unto Death examines the spiritual anxiety of despair. 504pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $14.95 / $7.98
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038480 PHILOSOPHICAL FRAGMENTS / JOHANNES
CLIMACUS
Kierkegaard, Soren
Written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus,
Kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek
and modern philosophical thinking, exploring the implications of venturing beyond the Socratic understanding of truth.
371pgs. • 1985
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $17.98
✪ 154550 THE SEDUCER'S DIARY
Kierkegaard, Søren
This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume,
Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée,
Regine Olsen. "In the vast literature of love," observes John
Updike in his Foreword, "The Seducer's Diary is an intricate
curiosity -- a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an
erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a
boast." 232pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $12.95 / $6.98
✪ 154361 A SHORT LIFE OF KIERKEGAARD
Lowrie, Walter
In this classic biography, Walter Lowrie presents a charming
and warmly appreciative introduction to the life and work of
the great Danish writer. Lowrie relates the story of
Kierkegaard's emotionally turbulent life with a keen sense of
drama and an acute understanding of how his life shaped his
thought. 320pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $8.98
038892 WORKS OF LOVE
Kierkegaard, Soren
An illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love
as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love
of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from
love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular
love, and erotic love from self-giving love. 561pgs. • 1998
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $22.98
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152127 THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
THE PHILOSOPHER
Vattimo, Gianni
In this volume, Vattimo confronts questions of science, religion, logic, literature, and truth, and passionately
defends the power of hermeneutics to
engage with life's conundrums. He conjures a clear vision of philosophy as
something distinct from the sciences
and the humanities but also intimately connected to their
processes. 168pgs. • 2010
◆ • Columbia • C • $60.00 / $9.98
058134 A SPINOZA READER: The Ethics and Other
Works
Spinoza, Benedictus de
This collection of Spinoza's works presents the text of his masterwork, the Ethics, in what is now the standard translation by
Edwin Curley. Also included are selections from other works
chosen by Curley to make the Ethics easier to understand, and
a substantial Introduction that gives an overview of Spinoza's
life and the main themes of his philosophy. 352pgs. • 1994
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $19.98
✪ 156453 SPIRIT IN ASHES: Hegel, Heidegger, and
Man-Made Mass Death
Wyschogrod, Edith
Contemporary phenomena of mass death such as
Hiroshima and Auschwitz have brought with them the threat
of annihilation of human life. In this provocative and disturbing book, Edith Wyschogrod shows that the various
manifestations of man-made mass death form a single
structure, a "death-event," which radically alters our understanding of language, time, and self. 263pgs. • 1990
◆ • Yale • P • $24.00 / $7.98
125695 THERAPY OF DESIRE: Theory and Practice in
Hellenistic Ethics
Nussbaum, Martha C.
The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not
as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of
grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance.
In this engaging book, Nussbaum examines texts of philosophers who were committed to a therapeutic paradigm, including Epicurus, Lucretius, Sextus Empiricus, Chrysippus, and
Seneca. 600pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $23.98
JOHN
R.
SEARLE
152109 FREEDOM AND NEUROBIOLOGY: Reflections
on Free Will, Language, and Political Power
Searle, John
Argues that consciousness and rationality are both crucial to
our existence and the result of the biological evolution of our
species. Searle examines the problem of free will within the
context of a neurobiological conception of consciousness and
rationality, and addresses the problem of political power within this analytical context. 128pgs. • 2006
◆ • Columbia • C • $60.00 / $7.98
148149 MAKING THE SOCIAL
WORLD: The Structure of Human
Civilization
Searle, John R.
Continuing a line of investigation
begun in his earlier book The
Construction of Social Reality, Searle
identifies the precise role of language
in the creation of all "institutional
facts." He explains how a single linguistic operation, repeated over and over, is used to create
and maintain the elaborate structures of human social institutions. 224pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • P • $17.95 / $6.98
033311 THE REDISCOVERY OF THE MIND
Searle, John R.
Launching a formidable attack on current orthodoxies in the
philosophy of mind, Searle argues that it is the neglect of
consciousness that has resulted in so much barrenness and
sterility in the disciplines of psychology, philosophy of mind,
and cognitive science. 270pgs. • 1994
◆ • MIT • P • $32.00 / $17.98
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PETER SINGER
140353 THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE:
How to Do Your Part to End World
Poverty
Singer, Peter
For the first time in history, eradicating
world poverty is within our reach. Yet
around the world, a billion people
struggle to live each day on less than
many of us pay for bottled water. In this
volume, a noted philosopher uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of
charitable giving to show that our current response to world
poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible.
240pgs. • 2010
◆ • Modern Library • P • $15.00 / $6.98
✪ 145039 PETER SINGER AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS:
Beyond Polarization
Camosy, Charles C.
Philosopher Peter Singer sees himself as leading a
"Copernican Revolution" against a sanctity of life ethic, while
many Christians associate his work with a "culture of death."
Camosy shows that this polarized understanding of the two
positions is a mistake, and that while their views on abortion
and euthanasia may differ, there is surprising overlap
between Christian and Singerite arguments. 286pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $12.98
✪ 145535 THINKING OF OTHERS:
On the Talent for Metaphor
Cohen, Ted
This original meditation on the necessity of
imagination to moral and aesthetic life
argues that the ability to imagine oneself as
another person is an indispensable human
capacity -- as essential to moral awareness
as it is to literary appreciation -- and that
this talent for identification is the same as
the talent for metaphor. 104pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $9.98
152131 THIS INCREDIBLE NEED TO BELIEVE
Kristeva, Julia
"Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion
and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize,
without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the
agnostics, that the history of Christianity prepared the world
for humanism." So writes Julia Kristeva in this provocative
work, which skillfully upends entrenched ideas about religion
and belief. 136pgs. • 2009
◆ • Columbia • C • $40.00 / $7.98
107462 TIME AND REALISM:
Metaphysical and Antimetaphysical
Perspectives
Dolev, Yuval
Does time itself move, or is time's passage
merely an illusion? Yuval Dolev argues that
neither position is conclusive, and that the
debate over the reality of time's passage
should be seen as only the first stage in the
philosophical investigation of time.
237pgs. • 2007
◆ • MIT • P • $32.00 / $9.98
081384 TIME-FETISHES: The Secret History of Eternal
Recurrence
Lukacher, Ned
Recounts a tradition that runs counter to the dominant tradition in Western metaphysics, which seeks to purify eternity of
its temporal character. From the pre-Socratics to Ovid and
Plotinus, from Shakespeare to Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche,
Heidegger, and Derrida, Lukacher traces the tradition of eternal recurrence and situates it as the grounding thought of
Western philosophy and literature. 192pgs. • 1999
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049179 MORAL AND POLITICAL ESSAYS
COOPER, JOHN M. & J. F. PROCOPE, EDS. & TRANS.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Clear, contemporary translations of Seneca's most important
essays on ethics - "On Anger," "On Mercy," "On the Private
Life," and the first four books of "On Favours" - illuminate
the working mind of this classical Stoic thinker. Includes a
useful Introduction describing Seneca's life and career and
explaining important aspects of Stoic moral, political, and
social philosophy. 324pgs. • 1995
◆ • Cambridge • P • $36.99 / $21.98
156180 PANEGYRIC
Debord, Guy
Debord's tongue-in-cheek autobiography mixes precision and pastiche in a
whirlwind account of philosophy,
exploit, and inebriation. From the stark
professions of Volume I to the illustrated
sequences of Volume 2, Panegyric confronts us with a figure who strategically,
demonically tried to wrest life from the
disabling modern "spectacle." 181pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • P • $12.95 / $5.98
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136962 SELECTED PHILOSOPHICAL
LETTERS
Seneca
This selection of Seneca's letters aims to
include those which are of greatest
philosophical interest, especially those
which highlight the debates between
Stoics and Platonists or Aristotelians in
the first century AD, as well as the issue
of how technical philosophical enquiry
is related to the various purposes for which philosophy is
practiced. 436pgs. • 2010
◆ • Oxford University • P • $40.00 / $23.98
155378 UNDERSTANDING COUNTERFACTUALS,
UNDERSTANDING CAUSATION: Issues in Philosophy and
Psychology
Hoerl, Christoph, et al., eds.
How are causal judgments such as "The ice on the road
caused the traffic accident" connected with counterfactual
judgments such as "If there had not been any ice on the road,
the traffic accident would not have happened"? This volume
throws new light on this question by uniting, for the first time,
psychological and philosophical approaches to causation and
counterfactuals. 304pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • P • $45.00 / $16.98
155380 THE UNITY OF LINGUISTIC MEANING
Collins, John
The problem of the unity of the proposition was one of the
central themes of early analytical philosophy, greatly exercising the minds of Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, and Ramsey. The
overarching ambition of this examination of the problem is to
strengthen the ties between current linguistics and contemporary philosophy of language in a way that is sensitive to the history of both fields. 216pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $60.00 / $16.98
156080 THE SITUATIONISTS AND THE CITY: A
Reader
McDonough, Tom
The importance of their work of the Situationists has been
felt particularly strongly in their revolutionary analysis of
urbanism. Including such essential works as "The Theory of
the Derive," "Formulary for a New Urbanism," and many
previously untranslated texts, this volume is strikingly illustrated by images that were core to the Situationist project.
288pgs. • 2010
◆ • Verso • C NDJ • $110.00 / $32.98
029910 THE SOCIETY OF THE
SPECTACLE
Debord, Guy
From its publication in the midst of the
social upheavals of the 1960s to the
present, these volatile theses have decisively transformed debates on the
shape of modernity, capitalism, and
everyday life in the late 20th century.
154pgs. • 1994
◆ • Zone Books • P • $19.95 / $10.98
156096 THE SPECTACLE OF DISINTEGRATION:
Situationist Passages out of the Twentieth Century
Wark, McKenzie
In this companion volume to The Beach Beneath the Street,
his acclaimed history of the Situationist International up to
the late 1960s, Wark puts the late work of the Situationists
in a broader and deeper context, charting their contemporary relevance and their deep critique of modernity.
224pgs. • 2013
◆ • Verso • C • $26.95 / $11.98
PHOTOGRAPHY
153099 CARVED BY TIME: Landscapes of the Southwest
Rajs, Jake
Jake Rajs's portrait of the Southwest captures the natural
beauty of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. It features
such well-known and heavily visited national parks as Mesa
Verde and Black Canyon in Colorado, Zion and Arches in Utah,
the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona, and Fort Union National
Monument in New Mexico. 256pgs. • 2010
◆ • Monacelli • C • $75.00 / $16.98
153100 A COMMON
DESTINY: A
Photographic Journey
Through a Changing
World
Delsaux, Cedric
Documenting the impact
of modern industry and
consumerism on our
planet, this volume presents a hauntingly beautiful vision of a world perched on the
edge of an abyss. Juxtaposing images of pristine wilderness
with photos of mines, abandoned nuclear reactors, large
industrial farms, and spaces that exemplify our increasing distance from nature, the 135 full-color plates urge us to take a
more active role in preserving the natural world. 216pgs. •
2009
◆ • Monacelli • C • $75.00 / $12.98
140723 FRAMING THE WEST:
The Survey Photographs of
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Jurovics, Toby, et al.
Trained under Mathew Brady,
O'Sullivan accompanied several
government expeditions to the
West and produced a body of
beautiful photographs that exhibited a forthright and rigorous style
formed in response to the landscapes he encountered. This
volume, which features previously unpublished and rarely
seen images, offers a new interpretation of O'Sullivan's
work and assesses his influence on the larger photographic canon. 272pgs. • 2010
◆ • Yale • C • $60.00 / $19.98
126258 AN INNER SILENCE: The Portraits of Henri
Cartier-Bresson
Sire, Agnes & Jean-Luc Nancy
Cartier-Bresson was perhaps the most influential image maker
of the 20th century, and his portraits are among his bestknown work. This book features both well-known images and
previously unpublished portraits: Ezra Pound, Martin Luther
King Jr., Samuel Beckett, Truman Capote, Susan Sontag, Carl
Jung, William Faulkner, Marilyn Monroe, Henri Matisse, and
many more. 160pgs. • 2010
▲ • Thames & Hudson • P • $34.95 / $18.98
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✪ 156393 KAMAITACHI
Hosoe, Eikoh, et al.
An undisputed photographic masterwork, this volume documents a visit to
a farming village in northern Japan,
where the Butoh choreographer
Tatsumi Hijikata improvised a performance inspired by the legend of a
weasel-like demon named Kamaitachi.
As Eikoh Hosoe photographed
Hijikata's performance, the two artists together enacted an
intense investigation of tradition and an exploration, both personal and symbolic, of contemporary convulsions in Japanese
society. 112pgs. • 2009
◆ • Aperture • C • $60.00 / $31.98
142972 KASHGAR: Oasis City on China's Old Silk Road
Michell, George
In the 19th century, the Silk Road city of Kashgar played a central
role in the strategic rivalry between Britain and Russia. Today it
remains one of the most complete historical urban centers in
China, and its celebrated Sunday market is one of the most vibrant
in central Asia. This book captures Kashgar's extraordinary history and character in stunning color photographs that are accompanied by informative text. 160pgs. • 2008
◆ • Frances Lincoln • C • $50.00 / $16.98
143570 A KIND OF INFATUATION
Schuh, Gotthard
In the 1930s, Gotthard Schuh was one of Switzerland's leading
photojournalists, an influence on Robert Frank and many others. Today, he remains among the great unknowns of
European photography. This volume is the first major overview
of his work. 312pgs. • 2009
◆ • Steidl • C • $78.00 / $19.98
118477 MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO: Photopoetry
Urbajtel, Colette Alvarez, et al.
A powerful tribute to Mexico's most distinguished photographer. Manuel Alvarez Bravo was one of the foremost practitioners of the visual arts in the 20th century. This first major
retrospective of his 80-year career showcases hundreds of
iconic photographs and unveils more than 20 previously
unpublished images. 320pgs. • 2008
◆ • Chronicle Books • C • $75.00 / $29.98
060892 NOVAS TRAVESSIAS:
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
IN BRAZIL
Carvalho, Maria Luiza Melo
Presents the work of 30 photographers who reflect the dynamism and
rich variety of the country's culture
and society. Many of the photographers explore alternatives to traditional photography through technical
experimentation and innovative materials. 191pgs. • 1996
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✪ 156401 ROBERT CAPA
Whelan, Richard
A comprehensive selection of Capa's work as a war photographer, beginning with his documentation of the horrors of the
Spanish Civil War, continuing through World War II and the
first Arab-Israel conflict, and concluding with the First
Indochina War, in which Capa joined a French regiment and
lost his life. 144pgs. • 2012
◆ • Silvana Editoriale • C • $49.95 / $24.98
POLITICAL PH I LOSOPHY
✪ 028804 ATHENS ON TRIAL: The Antidemocratic
Tradition in Western Thought
Roberts, Jennifer Tolbert
Traces the antidemocratic tradition from Athens itself through
the 20th century, touching upon historiography, ethics, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and educational theory. 405pgs. • 1996
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $16.98
049117 THE DISCOURSES AND
OTHER EARLY POLITICAL WRITINGS
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Rousseau's earlier writings, the publication of which signaled the power and challenge of Rousseau's thinking. Also includes
Rousseau's replies to critics of his texts.
Supplemented by extensive editorial material. 437pgs. • 1997
◆ • Cambridge • P • $24.00 / $14.98
147284 MACHIAVELLI'S GOD
Viroli, Maurizio
Machiavelli can appear to readers to be
deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian,
a cynic who thought rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check.
Maurizio Viroli argues that, far from
opposing religion, Machiavelli believed
that Christian institutions -- once they had
been revitalized -- would be crucial to
republican social and political renewal. 336pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
ADORNO
150660 FRAGILE ABSOLUTE
Žižek, Slavoj
How is a Marxist to counter today's onslaught of religious
obscurantism? Declaring that the subversive core of the
Christian legacy is much too precious to be left to the fundamentalists, the author argues that Christianity and
Marxism should fight together against the onslaught of the
new spiritualism. 184pgs. • 2001
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156113 MINIMA MORALIA:
Reflections from Damaged Life
Adorno, Theodor
A reflection on everyday existence in
the "sphere of consumption of late
capitalism," this work stands as
Adorno's literary and philosophical
masterpiece. Built from aphorisms and
reflections, it shifts in register from
personal experience to the most general theoretical problems. 256pgs. • 2006
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126956 JUSTICE: Rights and Wrongs
Wolterstorff, Nicholas
Connecting rights and wrongs to God's
relationship with humankind, Wolterstorff
not only offers a rich and compelling
philosophical account of justice, but also
makes an important contribution to overcoming the present-day divide between
religious discourse and human rights. He
argues that no secular account of natural
human rights is successful; he offers instead a theistic account.
416pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $16.98
156155 TOWARDS A NEW
MANIFESTO
Adorno, Theodor & Max Horkheimer
A record of the discussions of the two
philosophers over three weeks in the
spring of 1956, this volume recreates
a philosophical jam-session in which
the two thinkers improvise freely,
often wildly, on central themes of their
work, including theory and practice,
labor and leisure, and domination and freedom. 128pgs. •
2011
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ISAIAH BERLIN
✪ 154357 AGAINST THE CURRENT:
Essays in the History of Ideas
Berlin, Isaiah
In this collection of essays, one of the
great thinkers of the 20th century discusses the importance in the history of
thought of dissenters whose ideas still
challenge conventional wisdom -among them Machiavelli, Vico,
Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. This
new edition includes a Foreword by Mark Lilla and an
appendix of letters in which Berlin discusses and further
illuminates some of the topics. 584pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $11.98
✪ 154639 THE CROOKED TIMBER OF HUMANITY:
Chapters in the History of Ideas
SECOND EDITION
Berlin, Isaiah
In this volume, Berlin reveals the links between the ideas of the
past and the social and political cataclysms of the 20th century:
between the Platonic belief in absolute Truth and the lure of
authoritarianism; between the reactionary ideologue Joseph de
Maistre and 20th-century fascism; between the romanticism of
Schiller and Byron and the militant nationalism that convulses
the modern world. 472pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $10.98
✪ 154398 ISAIAH BERLIN: An
Interpretation of His Thought
SECOND EDITION
Gray, John
This study of the British political
philosopher shows how his contributions to moral and political philosophy
and liberal theory are animated by
value-pluralism, which affirms the existence of a deep conflict between ultimate human values that cannot be resolved by reason.
240pgs. • 2013
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067097 LETTERS 1928-1946
EDITED BY HENRY HARDY
Berlin, Isaiah
"Cerebral gifts apart, Isaiah Berlin had a genius for friendship and a huge personal appeal that communicates itself in
print; and Letters, 1928-1946 is compulsive reading merely
as a document of English social and literary history." -- The
New York Times 755pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • C • $102.00 / $12.98
051325 THE OPEN SOCIETY AND ITS ENEMIES: Vol. 1:
The Spell of Plato
Popper, Karl R.
Hailed by Bertrand Russell as a "vigorous and profound
defence of democracy," Popper's attack on the philosophies of
Plato, Hegel, and Marx prophesied the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and exposed the fatal flaws of socially
engineered political systems. 368pgs. • 1971
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $12.98
039660 PRINCETON READINGS IN POLITICAL
THOUGHT: Essential Texts since Plato
Cohen, Mitchell & Nicole Fermon, eds.
Presents 44 selections -- key articles, book excerpts, essays,
and speeches -- that have shaped our understanding of
Western society and politics. The selections range from classical times (Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero), to the
ideas of such 20th-century political philosophers and ideologists as Lenin, Freud, Malcolm X, Leo Strauss, Nozick,
Habermas, and Foucault. 740pgs. • 1996
◆ • Princeton • P • $52.50 / $29.98
062056 THE PUPPET AND THE DWARF: The Perverse
Core of Christianity
Žižek, Slavoj
Offers a close reading of today's religious constellation from the
viewpoint of Lacanian psychoanalysis, critically confronting both
predominant versions of today's spirituality -- New Age gnosticism
and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism -- in an effort to
redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. 188pgs. • 2003
◆ • MIT • P • $20.95 / $11.98
JACQUES
RANCIÈRE
155183 HATRED OF DEMOCRACY
Rancière, Jacques
In a compelling and timely rethinking of
the subversive power of the democratic
ideal, Rancière explains how democracy
-- government by all -- attacks any form
of power based on the superiority of an
elite. Hence the fear, and consequently
the hatred, of democracy amongst the
new ruling class. 106pgs. • 2009
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155204 ON THE SHORES OF POLITICS
Rancière, Jacques
In this volume, Rancière argues persuasively that ever since
Plato and Aristotle politics has always constructed itself as
the art of ending politics, that realism is itself utopian, and
that what has succeeded the polemical forms of class struggle is not the wisdom of a new millennium but the return of
old fears, criminality, and chaos. 107pgs. • 2007
◆ • Verso • P • $12.95 / $5.98
156082 STAGING THE PEOPLE: The Proletarian and
His Double
Rancière, Jacques
These essays from the 1970s mark the inception of the distinctive project that Jacques Rancière has pursued across
forty years. They address four interwoven themes: the study
of working-class identity, of its philosophical interpretation,
of "heretical" knowledge, and of the relationship between
work and leisure. 192pgs. • 2011
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156111 THE EMANCIPATED SPECTATOR
Rancière, Jacques
Considering exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, Rancière looks at what the tradition of critical
art, and the desire to insert art into life, have managed to
achieve. Has the militant critique of the consumption of
images and commodities become, he asks, a sad affirmation
of the omnipotence of that consumption? 134pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • C • $23.95 / $7.98
156095 THE INTELLECTUAL AND
HIS PEOPLE: Staging the People
Volume 2
Rancière, Jacques
Essays on a variety of political and cultural issues, including the "discovery"
of totalitarianism by the "new philosophers," the relationship of Sartre and
Foucault to popular struggles, nostalgia
for the ebbing world of the factory, the
slippage of the artistic avant-garde into defending corporate
privilege, and the ambiguous sociological critique of Pierre
Bourdieu. 184pgs. • 2012
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $12.98
156099 SPECTRUM: From Right to
Left in the World of Ideas
Anderson, Perry
An eminent historian of the New Left
assesses the competing claims of rival
intellectual groupings from the far right,
the liberal center, and the Marxist left.
The volume examines figures from Carl
Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and Friedrich von
Hayek to John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas,
Norberto Bobbio, and Eric Hobsbawm. 300pgs. • 2006
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074993 TRUTH AND JUSTIFICATION
Habermas, Jürgen
Habermas has developed the theory of
communicative action primarily in the
context of critical social and political theory and discourse ethics. The essays collected in this volume, however, focus on
the theory's implications for epistemology
and metaphysics. 368pgs. • 2003
◆ • MIT • C • $44.00 / $19.98
141146 THE TYRANNY OF GUILT: An
Essay on Western Masochism
Bruckner, Pascal
A searing examination of the crude thought
and bad politics that arise from excessive
bad conscience. Bruckner argues that the
West has no monopoly on evil, and has
destroyed monsters as well as created
them, by abolishing of slavery, renouncing
colonialism, building peaceful and prosperous communities, and establishing rules and institutions
that are models for the world. 264pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $11.98
ELLEN MEIKSINS WOOD
150635 CITIZENS TO LORDS: A Social History of
Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the
Middle Ages
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
In this groundbreaking work, Wood traces the development
of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through to
the Middle Ages in the perspective of social history. Treating
canonical thinkers as passionately engaged human beings,
she examines their ideas not simply in the context of political languages but as creative responses to the social relations and conflicts of their time and place. 245pgs. • 2008
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153202 LIBERTY AND PROPERTY: A Social History of
Western Political Thought from the Renaissance to
Enlightenment
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Assessing the work and background of figures such as
Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Spinoza, the Levellers, Hobbes,
Locke and Rousseau, Ellen Wood vividly explores the ideas
of the canonical thinkers not as philosophical abstractions
but as passionately engaged responses to the social conflicts
of their day. 337pgs. • 2012
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POLITICAL SCI ENCE
141919 THE AGE OF AMERICAN UNREASON
Jacoby, Susan
Surveying an anti-rationalist landscape extending from pop
culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought,"
Jacoby shows how disdain for logic and evidence defines a
pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist
religious fundamentalism, mediocre public education, a
dearth of fair-minded public intellectuals, and, above all, a lazy
and credulous public. 384pgs. • 2009
▲ • Vintage • P • $16.95 / $6.98
127155 THE CASE FOR BIG GOVERNMENT
Madrick, Jeff
In this eye-opening book, Madrick explains why America benefits when the government actively nourishes economic
growth, and why we should reject free market orthodoxy and
embrace ambitious government-centered programs. He shows
that the big governments of past eras fostered greatness and
prosperity, while weak laissez-faire governments marked periods of corruption and exploitation. 224pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $6.98
087206 THE DARK SIDE OF
DEMOCRACY: Explaining Ethnic
Cleansing
Mann, Michael
A comprehensive study of international
ethnic cleansing providing in-depth coverage of occurrences in Armenia, Nazi
Germany, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and
Rwanda, as well as cases of lesser violence. Presenting a general theory of why
serious conflict emerges and how it escalates into mass murder, Mann offers suggestions on avoiding future escalations.
584pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $29.99 / $18.98
104853 DEATH BY A THOUSAND
CUTS: The Fight over Taxing Inherited
Wealth
Graetz, Michael J. & Ian Shapiro
How is it that the estate tax, paid by only
the wealthiest two percent of Americans,
was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? Graetz and Shapiro conducted wide-ranging interviews with the relevant players. The result is a unique portrait
of American politics as viewed through the lens of the death
tax repeal saga. 378pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $14.98
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126954 DEMOCRACY
INCORPORATED: Managed Democracy
and the Specter of Inverted
Totalitarianism
Wolin, Sheldon S.
Democracy is struggling in America; but
what if the country is no longer a democracy
at all? Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into
a new and strange kind of political hybrid,
one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what the
author terms "inverted totalitarianism"? 384pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $19.95 / $11.98
✪ 157197 ETHNOGRAPHIES OF NEOLIBERALISM
Greenhouse, Carol J.
The first volume to address the effects of neoliberal reform
on people's self-understandings as social and political
actors. The contributors consider both the positive and
negative unintended results of neoliberal reform, and the
theoretical contradictions within neoliberalism, as illuminated by circumstances on the ground in Africa, Europe,
South America, Japan, Russia, and the US. 376pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $55.00 / $7.98
✪ 157186 FORMATIVE ACTS: American Politics in the
Making
Skowronek, Stephen & Matthew Glassman, eds.
The 17 essays in this volume illuminate critical junctures in
American political development, from the social movements
for women's suffrage, civil rights, and workers' rights, to
Reconstruction, to the regulation of prescription drugs, as
vantage points from which to examine how change is enacted.
456pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $29.95 / $6.98
153234 FRANTZ FANON: A Biography
Macey, David
David Macey's eloquent life of Fanon provides a comprehensive account of a complex individual's personal, intellectual,
and political development. It reveals Fanon as a flawed and
passionate humanist deeply committed to eradicating colonialism. 672pgs. • 2012
◆ • Verso • P • $26.95 / $11.98
085478 IMAGINED COMMUNITIES: Reflections on the
Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G.
Anderson's seminal work shows how the European processes
of inventing nationalism were transported to the Third World
through colonialism and adapted by subject races in Latin
America and Asia. 240pgs. • 1991
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156062 IRREGULAR ARMY: How the
US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang
Members, and Criminals to Fight the
War on Terror
Kennard, Matt
Includes extensive interviews with extremist veterans and leaders of far-right hate
groups, who speak openly of their eagerness to have their followers acquire military training in preparation for a coming
domestic race war. With millions of veterans returning and
domestic extremism on the rise, Kennard's book is a stark
warning about potential dangers facing Americans from their
own soldiers. 288pgs. • 2012
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087246 THE MARKETING OF
REBELLION: Insurgents, Media and
International Activism
Bob, Clifford
Rejecting the view that needy groups readily gain help from selfless nongovernmental organizations, the text posits that they
face a struggle for scarce resources where
support goes to the savviest, not the neediest. Examining Zapatista rebels and the
Ogoni ethnic group of Nigeria, the book draws critical conclusions about social movements, NGOs, and "global civil society." 254pgs. • 2005
◆ • Cambridge • P • $33.99 / $21.98
✪ 113574 MOYERS ON AMERICA: A Journalist and
His Times
Moyers, Bill
In these pages, the veteran journalist presents, for the first
time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs -political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into
American history with candid comments on today's politics,
he delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the
American experience. 224pgs. • 2004
▲ • New Press • C • $24.95 / $7.98
088572 MYTHS AND MEMORIES OF
THE NATION
Smith, Anthony D.
Explores the roots of nationalism by examining the myths, symbols, and memories of
the nation through an "ethno-symbolic"
approach, revealing the continuing power
of myth and memory to mobilize, define,
and shape people and their destinies. It
examines the durability of ethnic attachments and national identities, and assesses the contemporary
revival of ethnic conflicts and nationalism. 296pgs. • 2000
▲ • Oxford University • P • $86.50 / $29.98
KARL
MARX
156186 THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL AND AFTER
Marx, Karl
The founding documents of the First International and
polemical pieces attacking the disciples of Proudhon and
Bakunin and the advocates of reformism reveal a tactical
mastery that has influenced revolutionary movements ever
since. In a new introduction, David Harvey sheds light on the
evolution of Marx's notions of democracy and politics.
416pgs. • 2010
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155173 KARL MARX AND WORLD
LITERATURE
Prawer, S. S.
"Very few men," said Bakunin, "have
read as much, and, it may be added,
have read as intelligently, as M. Marx." S.
S. Prawer explores how the world of
imaginative literature -- poems, novels,
plays -- infused and shaped Marx's writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and major works. 464pgs. • 2011
◆ • Verso • P • $29.95 / $12.98
106316 OUTSOURCING SOVEREIGNTY: Why
Privatization of Government Functions Threatens
Democracy and What We Can Do about It
Verkuil, Paul R.
Reliance on the private military industry and the privatization
of public functions has left our government less able to govern
effectively, argues Verkuil. He demonstrates how the public
interest is jeopardized when decisions that should have been
taken by government officials are delegated, wholly or in part,
to private contractors without appropriate oversight. 232pgs.
• 2007
◆ • Cambridge • P • $31.99 / $16.98
155383 OXFORD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL
PSYCHOLOGY
Sears, David O., et al., eds.
Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to examine how people reach political decisions on
voting, party identification, and political attitudes, as well as
how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions. Providing an up-to-date account of research
within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for those interested in the intersection of the
fields. 832pgs. • 2003
◆ • Oxford University • P • $45.00 / $12.98
156163 PRAISED BE OUR LORDS: A Political Education
Debray, Regis
In this explosive memoir, Debray recounts his journey from
Parisian lecture theatres to Cuba and the revolution of the
1960s. From his torture and imprisonment in Bolivia while in
search of Che Guevara, to the corridors of power as advisor to
President Mitterrand, he provides both an account of an
extraordinary life and an exploration of the mechanisms of
political passion. 328pgs. • 2007
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104842 RESTORING THE LOST
CONSTITUTION: The Presumption of
Liberty
Barnett, Randy E.
Argues that since the nation's founding, but
especially since the 1930s, the courts have
cut holes in the Constitution to eliminate
the parts that protect liberty from the
power of government. Barnett offers a way
to restore these parts to their central role,
by adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the
doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercise of
liberty. 384pgs. • 2005
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $19.98
156219 STREET-FIGHTING YEARS: An Autobiography
of the Sixties
Ali, Tariq
In this new edition of his memoirs, Tariq Ali revisits his formative years as a young radical as he takes us from Paris and
Prague to Hanoi and Bolivia, encountering Malcolm X,
Bertrand Russell, Marlon Brando, Henry Kissinger, and Mick
Jagger along the way. 403pgs. • 2005
◆ • Verso • P • $17.00 / $4.98
145768 TAMING THE GODS: Religion and Democracy
on Three Continents
Buruma, Ian
A sharp-eyed look at the tensions between religion and politics
in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Presenting a challenge
to dogmatic believers and dogmatic secularists alike, Buruma
argues that religion and democracy can be compatible -- but
only as long as religious and secular authorities are kept firmly apart. 144pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $14.95 / $5.98
✪ 157212 THE VARIETIES OF POLITICAL
EXPERIENCE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
Beeman, Richard R.
An ambitious overview of political life in pre-Revolutionary
America. Ranging from Virginia, Massachusetts, New York,
South Carolina, and Pennsylvania to the backcountry
regions of the South, the Mid-Atlantic, and northern New
England, Beeman uncovers an extraordinary diversity of
political belief and practice, and in so doing closes the gap
between 18th-century political rhetoric and reality.
376pgs. • 2006
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $26.50 / $6.98
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155597 WERE YOU BORN ON THE WRONG
CONTINENT?: How the European Model Can Help You
Get a Life
Geoghegan, Thomas
Social democracy may let us live nicer lives; it also may be the
only way to be globally competitive. This wry, timely book
helps us understand why the European model, contrary to
popular neoliberal wisdom, may well be the best example for
the US to follow. 336pgs. • 2010
▲ • New Press • C • $25.95 / $7.98
129495 WHY IS THERE NO LABOR PARTY IN THE
UNITED STATES?
Archer, Robin
Tackling one of the great enduring puzzles of American political development head-on, Robin Archer puts forward a new
explanation for why there is no American labor party -- an
explanation that suggests that much of the conventional wisdom about "American exceptionalism" is untenable. 368pgs.
• 2010
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PSYCHOLOGY
& COGN ITIVE SCI ENCE
127605 BIPOLAR EXPEDITIONS: Mania and Depression
in American Culture
Martin, Emily
An exploration of the American fascination with mania, as seen
in the fascinating and sometimes disturbing worlds of support
groups, psychiatric rounds, and psychotropic drugs. Martin
reveals how people living under the description of bipolar disorder are often denied the status of being fully human, even
while contemporary America exhibits a powerful affinity for
manic behavior. 384pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $17.98
059246 ESSENTIAL SOURCES IN THE SCIENTIFIC
STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Baars, Bernard J. & James B. Newman, eds.
The nearly 70 articles in this book reflect the breadth and
depth of this burgeoning field. The topics covered include
consciousness in vision and inner speech, immediate memory
and attention, waking, dreaming, coma, the effects of brain
damage, fringe consciousness, hypnosis, and dissociation.
1185pgs. • 2003
◆ • MIT • P • $65.00 / $40.98
125583 FREUD, THE RELUCTANT
PHILOSOPHER
Tauber, Alfred I.
Recasting Freud as an inspired humanist
and reconceiving psychoanalysis as a form
of moral inquiry, Alfred Tauber argues that
Freudianism still offers a rich approach to
self-inquiry, one that reaffirms the enduring task of philosophy and many of the
abiding ethical values of Western civilization. 336pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $14.98
✪ 049510 FUNDAMENTALS OF NEURAL NETWORK
MODELING: Neuropsychology and Cognitive
Neuroscience
Parks, Randolph W., et al., eds.
Provides an introduction to the neural network modeling of
complex cognitive and neuropsychological processes,
explaining the basic concepts behind modeling while avoiding
the use of high-level mathematics. 428pgs. • 1998
◆ • MIT • C • $80.00 / $24.98
140818 HYSTERIA COMPLICATED BY ECSTASY: The
Case of Nanette Leroux
Goldstein, Jan
While hysteria would become a fashionable disease among
urban women by the end of the 19th century, the 1822 case
of Nanette Leroux stands out due to its early date and rural
setting. This volume, a compelling, multilayered account of
one young woman's mental afflictions, is an extraordinary
addition to the cultural and social history of psychiatry and
medicine. 264pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $16.98
104898 MEMORY: The Key to Consciousness
Thompson, Richard F. & Stephen A. Madigan
Over the past two decades, memory research has accelerated,
leading to an explosion of new knowledge about the brain.
Focusing on cutting-edge research in behavioral science and
neuroscience, this volume is a primer of our current scientific
understanding of the mechanics of memory and learning.
280pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $12.98
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150702 MY TEACHING
Lacan, Jacques
Lacan's invaluable guide to his own thought, available in
English for the first time. Bringing together three previously
unpublished lectures presented at the height of his career, this
is a clear, concise introduction to the thought of the influential
psychoanalyst after Freud. 116pgs. • 2009
◆ • Verso • P • $16.95 / $5.98
021327 NEUROPHILOSOPHY: Toward
a Unified Science of the Mind/Brain
Churchland, Patricia Smith
In this volume contemporary research in the
empirical neurosciences and recent
research in philosophy of mind and philosophy of science are used to illuminate fundamental questions concerning the relation
between abstract cognitive theory and substantive neuroscience. 546pgs. • 2000
◆ • MIT • P • $44.00 / $21.98
111633 THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF
CONSCIOUSNESS
Neumann, Erich
This eloquent book draws on a full range of world mythology
to show that individual consciousness undergoes the same
archetypal stages of development as has human consciousness
as a whole. Neumann, one of Jung's most creative students and
a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own
right, shows how the stages begin and end with the symbol of
the Uroboros, or tail-eating serpent. 520pgs. • 1995
◆ • Princeton • P • $39.95 / $21.98
148153 THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF IMPULSE
CONTROL DISORDERS
Grant, Jon E. & Marc N. Potenza, eds.
The term "impulse control disorders" comprises a range of
psychopathological disorders, including kleptomania, pyromania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and
pathological gambling. This volume provides researchers and
clinicians with a clear understanding of the developmental,
biological, and phenomenological features of a range of ICDs,
as well as detailed approaches to their assessment and treatment. 600pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $150.00 / $27.98
155180 SEX-POL: Essays, 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm
The same curiosity and courage that prompted Reich to
join the early pioneers of Freudian psychoanalysis also led
him, at one period of his life, to become a radical socialist.
This volume contains the first complete translations of
Reich's writings from his Marxist period. 416pgs. • 2013
◆ • Verso • P • $17.95 / $6.98
133733 WHAT MAKES US THINK?: A
Neuroscientist and a Philosopher
Argue about Ethics, Human Nature, and
the Brain
Changeux, Jean-Pierre & Paul Ricouer
Will understanding our brains help us to
know our minds? Or is there an unbridgeable distance between the work of neuroscience and the workings of human consciousness? This remarkable exchange
explores the vexed territory between these divergent
approaches and arrives at a deeper, more complex perspective
on human nature. 352pgs. • 2002
◆ • Princeton • P • $32.95 / $17.98
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039682 AION: Researches into the Phenomenology of
the Self
Jung, C. G.
The central theme of the volume is the symbolic representation of the psychic totality through the concept of the Self,
whose traditional historical equivalent is the figure of Christ.
Jung demonstrates his thesis by an investigation of the
Allegoria Christi, especially the fish symbol, but also of Gnostic
and alchemical symbolism, which he treats as phenomena of
cultural assimilation. 333pgs. • 1978
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $13.98
038421 THE ARCHETYPES AND THE COLLECTIVE
UNCONSCIOUS
Jung, C. G.
Collects Jung's writings on two interrelated concepts that were
fundamental to his psychological system. 451pgs. • 1980
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $18.98
105075 THE BASIC WRITINGS OF C. G. JUNG
Jung, C. G.
In exploring the manifestations of human spiritual experience,
Jung laid the groundwork for a psychology of the spirit. The
excerpts here illuminate the concept of the unconscious, the
central pillar of his work, and display ample evidence of the
spontaneous spiritual and religious activities of the human
mind. 598pgs. • 1991
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $12.98
105006 JUNG ON ALCHEMY
SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY NATHAN
SCHWARTZ-SALANT
Jung, C. G.
Alchemical symbolism suggested to Jung
that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. In this
book, a leading Jungian analyst with an
interest in alchemy brings together a key
selection of Jung's writings on the subject. 228pgs. • 1995
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $9.98
039705 JUNG ON SYNCHRONICITY
AND THE PARANORMAL
Jung, C. G.
Jung had a lifelong interest in the paranormal that culminated in his influential
theory of synchronicity. Combining
extracts taken from the Collected Works;
letters; the autobiographical Memories,
Dreams, Reflections; and transcripts of
seminars, this volume presents his seminal contributions to this controversial field. 177pgs. • 1997
◆ • Princeton • P • $20.95 / $9.98
039580 PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES
Jung, C. G.
One of the most important of Jung's
works, rich in material drawn from literature, aesthetics, religion, and philosophy. The chapters that give general
descriptions of the types and definitions
of Jung's principal psychological concepts are key documents in analytical psychology. 608pgs. • 1976
◆ • Princeton • P • $32.50 / $16.98
038412 DREAMS
Jung, C. G.
Collects Jung's writings on the psychology of dreams. Includes
The Analysis of Dreams, On the Significance of Number Dreams,
General Aspects of Dream Psychology, On the Nature of Dreams,
Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy, and The
Practical Use of Dream-Analysis. 337pgs. • 1974
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
140914 INTRODUCTION TO JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY:
Notes of the Seminar on Analytical Psychology Given in
1925
Jung, C. G.
In 1925, Jung presented a series of seminars in which he
spoke for the first time in public about his early spiritualistic
experiences, his encounter with Freud, the genesis of his psychology, and the self-experimentation he called his "confrontation with the unconscious." The notes from these seminars make up the only reliable published autobiographical
account by Jung and the most important account of the development of his work. 244pgs. • 2011
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039509 PSYCHOLOGY AND ALCHEMY
SECOND EDITION
Jung, C. G.
A study of the analogies between alchemy,
Christian dogma, and psychological symbolism. This revised translation includes a
new bibliography and index. 571pgs. •
1980
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RELIGION
151876 ABSOLUTE MONARCHS: A
History of the Papacy
Norwich, John Julius
From Innocent I, who in the 5th century
successfully negotiated with Alaric the
Goth, to the infamous libertines of the 10th
and 11th centuries, to Benedict XVI in the
21st, Norwich recounts in riveting detail
the stories of the most significant popes
and what they meant politically, culturally,
and socially, both to Rome and to the world. 528pgs. • 2011
◆ • Random House • C • $30.00 / $9.98
125763 AFTER THE BABY BOOMERS:
How Twenty - And Thirty - Somethings
Are Shaping the Future of American
Religion
Wuthnow, Robert
Interpreting new evidence from scores of
in-depth interviews and surveys, Wuthnow
reveals how the recent growth in evangelicalism is tapering off, and traces how biblical literalism, while still popular, is
becoming less dogmatic and more preoccupied with practical
guidance. 320pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $13.98
135854 AMERICAN RELIGION: Contemporary Trends
Chaves, Mark
Studies show that people do not really go to church as often as
they claim, and it is not always clear what they mean when they
tell pollsters that they pray or believe in God. Drawing on
major surveys undertaken in recent decades, this volume
presents the best and most up-to-date information about key
developments in American religion. 160pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $22.95 / $9.98
039809 ANCIENT CHRISTIAN MAGIC:
Coptic Texts of Ritual Power
Meyer, Marvin W. & Richard Smith, ed.
This collection of magical texts from
ancient Egypt surveys the exotic rituals,
esoteric healing practices, and incantatory
and supernatural dimensions that flowered
in early Christianity. These Christian magical texts include curses, spells of protection from "headless powers" and evil spirits, spells invoking thunderous powers, descriptions of fire
baptism, and even recipes from a magical "cookbook."
409pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $52.50 / $26.98
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104369 THE HISTORICAL JESUS IN CONTEXT
Allison, Dale C., et al., eds.
More than 25 internationally recognized experts offer new
translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that
shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan
prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial
propaganda. 440pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $21.98
155186 JESUS CHRIST: The
Gospels
REVOLUTIONS
Eagleton, Terry
In this new presentation of the Gospels,
Eagleton makes a persuasive argument
for Jesus as a social, political, and moral
radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts, and marginals, a champion of the
poor, the sick, and immigrants, and as an
opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere -- in other words, as a figure akin to revolutionaries like
Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. 174pgs. • 2007
◆ • Verso • P • $14.95 / $5.98
132561 THE MYSTERY OF THE LAST SUPPER:
Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus
Humphreys, Colin J.
Apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus'
final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries.
Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, Humphreys reveals the exact date of the Last Supper
in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week. 258pgs. • 2011
◆ • Cambridge • P • $24.99 / $14.98
138499 READING JESUS: A Writer's Encounter with
the Gospels
Gordon, Mary
In an effort to understand whether or not she had "invented
a Jesus to fulfill my own wishes," Mary Gordon determined
to read the Gospels as literature and to study Jesus as a character. What results is a vibrantly fresh and personal journey
through the Gospels, as Gordon plumbs the central mysteries of the Christian faith. 240pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pantheon • C • $24.95 / $6.98
125297 APOCRYPHA
Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, trans.
The Apocrypha consists of the books that are found in the
Greek version of the Jewish Bible -- the Septuagint, the earliest complete version of the Bible we possess -- but that were
not included in the final, canonical version of the Hebrew
Bible. This translation into contemporary English presents
such important works as The First Book of Maccabees, the
Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, and the stories of
Susanna, Tobit, and Judith. 528pgs. • 1989
◆ • Vintage • P • $18.95 / $7.98
156109 ATHEISM IN CHRISTIANITY: The Religion of
the Exodus and the Kingdom
Bloch, Ernst
Through a lyrical yet close and nuanced analysis, Bloch
explores the tensions within the Bible that promote atheism as
a counterweight to the authoritarian metaphysical theism
imposed by clerical exegesis. At the Bible's heart he finds a
heretical core and the concealed message that, paradoxically,
a good Christian must necessarily be a good atheist. 258pgs.
• 2009
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✪ 157281 AUGUSTINE'S MANICHAEAN DILEMMA,
VOLUME 1: Conversion and Apostasy, 373-388 C.E.
Beduhn, Jason David
Reconstructs Augustine's decade-long adherence to
Manichaeism, apostasy from it, and subsequent conversion
to Nicene Christianity. Based on Augustine's own testimony
and contemporaneous sources, the book situates many features of Augustine's young adulthood within his commitment to the sect, while pointing out ways he failed to understand or put into practice key parts of the Manichaean system. 408pgs. • 2009
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $69.95 / $19.98
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141572 THE BOOK OF MORMON: A
Biography
Gutjahr, Paul C.
Examines how a book that has long been the
subject of ridicule -- Mark Twain called it
"chloroform in print" -- has more than 150
million copies in print in more than a hundred languages. Paul Gutjahr traces the life
of the book as it has formed and fractured
different strains of Mormonism and transformed religious expression around the world. 280pgs. •
2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $11.98
128157 THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF
CHRISTIANITY
Patte, Daniel, ed.
An authoritative reference guide to all aspects of Christianity
from its origins to the present day. Written by a team of 800
scholars and practitioners from around the world, the volume
reflects the tremendous diversity of Christianity throughout its
long history. 1500pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $42.00 / $19.98
133853 THE CHURCH OF
SCIENTOLOGY: A History of a New
Religion
Urban, Hugh
Few religious movements have been subject to as much public scrutiny as
Scientology, yet much of what is written
about it is sensationalist and inaccurate. In
this volume, Hugh Urban examines
Scientology's protracted and turbulent
struggle to be recognized as a religion in the postwar
American landscape. 296pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $12.98
128461 THE DISENCHANTMENT OF
THE WORLD: A Political History of
Religion
Gauchet, Marcel
This new interpretation of Western society
and its relation to religion interprets
Western history as a movement away from
religious society, one that began with
prophetic Judaism, gained momentum in
Christianity, and eventually led to the rise of
the modern political state. 272pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $21.98
✪ 157286 FAMILIES AND FRIENDS IN LATE ROMAN
CAPPADOCIA
Van Dam, Raymond
The extensive writings of the Cappadocian Fathers offer a
rare opportunity for a close investigation of two provincial
families side by side. By examining their relationships as
sons, brothers, uncles, and mutual friends, Van Dam combines patristic studies and ecclesiastical history with cultural studies and the history of the family. 272pgs. • 2003
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $65.00 / $19.98
104973 THE FORMATION OF CHRISTENDOM
Herrin, Judith
In this lucid history of what used to be termed "the Dark Ages,"
Herrin outlines the origins of Europe from the end of late
antiquity to the coronation of Charlemagne. Placing the rise of
the West in its true Mediterranean context, she shows how the
clash between nascent Islam and stubborn Byzantium was pivotal to the development of Christian Europe. 544pgs. • 1989
◆ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $23.98
150869 GENIUS OF THE
TRANSCENDENT: Mystical Writings of
Jakob Boehme
Bach, Jeff, et al.
Jakob Boehme (1575-1624) was a humble
shoemaker in eastern Germany who, in
response to his visionary experiences,
wrote a series of theosophical treatises
exploring the nature of God and humanity.
Five of Boehme's most essential works are
presented here in fresh translations, providing an accessible
introduction to one of the most important Christian mystical
writers. 240pgs. • 2010
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✪ 157250 GOD AND GODDESSES: Vision, Poetry,
and Belief in the Middle Ages
Newman, Barbara
Contrary to popular belief, the medieval religious imagination did not restrict itself to masculine images of God but
envisaged the divine in multiple forms. Weaving together
such disparate texts as the writings of Latin and vernacular
poets, medieval schoolmen, liturgists, mystics, and visionaries, this volume challenges modern theologians to reconsider the role of goddesses in the Christian tradition.
464pgs. • 2005
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104983 THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers
A clear-eyed look at the laws created to
protect religious freedom, this vigorously
argued book offers a new take on a right
deemed by many to be necessary for a free
democratic society. Focusing on the case
of Warner vs. Boca Raton, Sullivan argues
that while religious freedom as a political
idea was arguably once a force for tolerance, it has now
become a force for intolerance. 286pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $30.95 / $18.98
155349 MIRACLES AND THE
PROTESTANT IMAGINATION: The
Evangelical Wonder Book in
Reformation Germany
Soergel, Philip M.
An examination of the 16th-century
Lutheran wonder books, works filled with
accounts of monstrous births, celestial
apparitions, natural disasters, plagues, and
other seemingly aberrant events occurring
in the natural world. Soergel shows how these works revealed
the tensions as well as fears at play within a maturing
Reformation movement. 272pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • C • $65.00 / $19.98
155355 ON RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY
McKim, Robert
How might, and how should, an awareness of other traditions
affect a member of a particular religious tradition? In this
book, McKim distinguishes and examines a number of possible responses to the diversity of religious traditions with which
we are confronted. 184pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • P • $29.95 / $12.98
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105125 CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Peters, F. E.
Traces the three faiths from the sixth
century BC, when the Jews returned to
Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the
time in the Middle Ages when they
approached their present form. In this
updated edition, he lays out the similarities and differences of the three religious siblings with great clarity and remarkable objectivity.
237pgs. • 2006
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039782 JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY,
AND ISLAM, VOLUME 1: From
Covenant to Community
Peters, F. E.
The first volume of a three-volume comparison of the great Abrahamic religions
as seen in their founding texts. Includes
texts and comments on the covenant and
early history of the Chosen People and
their post-Exilic reconstruction; the
career and message of the Messiah Jesus and the Prophet
Muhammad; the concept of holiness and of a "kingdom of
priests"; and, finally, the notions of church and state and the
state as a church. 408pgs. • 1990
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $22.98
✪ 157014 PAUL THE APOSTLE: His Life and Legacy
in Their Roman Context
Harrill, J. Albert
This new biography of the apostle argues for his inclusion
in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along
with Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, and
Augustus. It focuses on Paul's discourse of authority, which
was both representative of its Roman context and provocative to his rivals within Roman society. 220pgs. • 2012
◆ • Cambridge • P • $25.99 / $12.98
155365 THE POETICS OF EVIL:
Toward an Aesthetic Theodicy
Tallon, Philip
What role does art play in unravelling the
theological problem of evil? What can aesthetics show us about God's goodness in a
world of iniquity? Philip Tallon constructs
an aesthetic theodicy through a fascinating
examination of Christian aesthetics, ranging
from the writings of Augustine to contemporary philosophy. 288pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • C • $80.00 / $19.98
148159 PREDESTINATION: The American Career of a
Contentious Doctrine
Thuesen, Peter J.
Argues that far from being only about the age-old riddle of
divine sovereignty versus human free will, the debate over predestination is inseparable from other central Christian beliefs
and practices -- the efficacy of the sacraments, the existence of
purgatory and hell, the extent of God's involvement in human
affairs -- and that it has fueled theological conflicts across
denominations for centuries. 336pgs. • 2011
◆ • Oxford University • P • $19.95 / $7.98
038639 RELIGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES IN
PRACTICE, VOL. 1
McDannell, Colleen, ed.
A rich anthology of primary sources explores faith through action
from Colonial times through the 19th century, from praying in an
early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals
to debating cremation. 512pgs. • 2001
◆ • Princeton • P • $52.50 / $28.98
126989 RETHINKING GNOSTICISM:
An Argument for Dismantling a
Dubious Category
Williams, Michael A.
Challenges the validity of the widely
invoked category of ancient "gnosticism"
and the ways it has been described.
Exploring the surviving "gnostic" teachings, Williams refutes generalizations concerning asceticism and libertinism, attitudes toward the body and the created world, and alleged features of protest, parasitism, and elitism. 360pgs. • 1999
◆ • Princeton • P • $45.00 / $24.98
✪ 157283 RIGHTEOUS
PERSECUTION: Inquisition,
Dominicans, and Christianity in the
Middle Ages
Ames, Christine Caldwell
An examination of the involvement of the
Order of Preachers, or Dominicans,
with inquisitions into heresy in medieval
Europe. Drawing on an extraordinarily
wide base of ecclesiastical documents,
Ames recounts how Dominican inquisitors and their supporters crafted and promoted explicitly Christian meanings
for their inquisitorial persecution. 320pgs. • 2008
◆ • Pennsylvania • C • $59.95 / $24.98
152014 SEX AND RELIGION IN THE BIBLE
Carmichael, Calum M.
An original and incisive reading of some of the most famous
narratives of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Ranging from Jacob's encounter with Leah to the marriage at
Cana to Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well, these
readings demonstrate the remarkable subtlety and sophistication of biblical views on marriage, sexuality, fertility, impurity,
creation, and love. 224pgs. • 2010
◆ • Yale • C • $65.00 / $12.98
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104329 SHAMANISM: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Eliade, Mircea
The standard work on the subject. Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the
shaman, a figure who is at once magician and medicine man,
healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. He follows
the practice of shamanism from its inception in Siberia and
Central Asia to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet,
China, and beyond. 648pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $22.98
✪ 145855 SIN: The Early History of an Idea
Fredriksen, Paula
Ancient Christians invoked sin to account for an astonishing range of things, from the death of God's son to the politics of the Roman Empire that worshipped him. In this
book, a historian of religion tells the surprising story of
early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin
came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity. 208pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $11.98
147457 THEOLOGY AND THE POLITICAL: The New
Debate
Davis, Creston, et al., eds.
The contributors to this volume -- including Terry Eagleton,
Rowan Williams, and Antonio Negri -- consider the relationship between ontology and the political in light of the thought
of figures ranging from Plato to Marx, Levinas to Derrida, and
Augustine to Lacan. Together, the contributors challenge the
belief that meaningful action is simply the successful assertion
of will, that politics is ultimately reducible to "might makes
right." 496pgs. • 2005
◆ • Duke • C NDJ • $99.95 / $14.98
153037 TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF
EROS: Transfiguring Passion at the
Limits of Discipline
Burrus, Virginia & Catherine Keller, eds.
Inviting and performing a mutual seduction of disciplines, this volume brings
philosophers, historians, biblical scholars,
and theologians into a spirited conversation that traverses the limits of conventional orthodoxies, whether doctrinal or disciplinary. It seeks new openings for the emergence of desire,
love, and pleasure, while challenging common understandings
of these terms. 408pgs. • 2007
◆ • Fordham • P • $35.00 / $7.98
143534 WHAT'S WRONG WITH SIN:
Sin in Individual and Social
Perspective from Schleiermacher to
Theologies of Liberation
Nelson, Derek R. & Nelson
Examining the development of the doctrine
of sin, this volume follows the shift since
the early 19th century from an individual
to a social understanding of sin. 232pgs. •
2009
◆ • T & T Clark • P • $44.95 / $27.98
✪ 022283 THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS: Second Edition
Smart, Ninian
A revised and updated edition which looks at the world's religions in terms of world history, and as constantly developing
systems of belief. Religions are described through their symbols, rituals, followers, architecture and art. References, statistics, maps and pictures have been updated and added, illuminating the true nature of each religion. 608pgs. • 1998
◆ • Cambridge • P • $54.00 / $22.98
SCI ENCE, TECH NOLOGY &
MATH EMATICS
ROBERT B. BANKS
145683 SLICING PIZZAS, RACING
TURTLES, AND FURTHER
ADVENTURES IN APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
Banks, Robert B.
What is the length of the seam on a
baseball? To go from point A to point
B in a downpour of rain, should you
walk slowly, jog moderately, or run as
fast as possible to get least wet? In this
sequel to Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, Banks presents another collection of puzzles for readers interested in
sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills. 304pgs.
• 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $7.98
152706 TOWING ICEBERGS, FALLING DOMINOES,
AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Banks, Robert B.
How tall can a person grow? Why do we get stuck in traffic?
In this volume, Banks shows how math and simple reasoning together may produce elegant models that explain everything from the federal debt to the proper technique for skijumping. 344pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $16.95 / $7.98
145057 ACROSS THE BOARD: The
Mathematics of Chessboard Problems
Watkins, John
The definitive work on chessboard problems and the fascinating mathematics
behind them. Showing that chess puzzles
are the starting point for important mathematical ideas that have resonated for centuries, it will captivate students and instructors, mathematicians, chess enthusiasts,
and puzzle devotees alike. 272pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $9.98
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✪ 145958 ALAN TURING'S SYSTEMS OF LOGIC: The
Princeton Thesis
Appel, Andrew W., ed.
Though less well known than his other work, Turing's 1938
Princeton PhD thesis, "Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals,"
which includes his notion of an oracle machine, has had a
lasting influence on computer science and mathematics. This
book presents a facsimile of the original typescript of the thesis along with essays that explain its still-unfolding significance. 160pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $24.95 / $12.98
130386 THE BEST WRITING ON
MATHEMATICS 2010
Pitici, Mircea, ed.
This annual anthology brings together
the year's finest mathematics writing
from around the world. Featuring
promising new voices alongside some
of the foremost names in mathematics,
this volume makes available a wide
range of articles not easily found anywhere else -- and you don't need to be a mathematician to
enjoy them. 440pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $7.98
152532 THE BEST WRITING ON MATHEMATICS 2012
Pitici, Mircea, ed.
328pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $8.98
103097 THE BIRTH OF STARS
AND PLANETS
Bally, John & Bo Reipurth
Scientists are beginning to understand the beauty and complexity of
star and planet formation and its role
in cosmic evolution. This fascinating
book combines the latest astronomical images and data with descriptions
of exciting recent developments.
295pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • C • $63.00 / $21.98
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125853 PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM: A 4,000 Year
History
Maor, Eli
By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most
famous statement in all of mathematics. Although attributed
to Pythagoras, it was known to the Babylonians more than
1,000 years earlier. In this book, Maor brings to life many of
the characters who have played a role in the development of
the theorem, providing a fascinating backdrop to perhaps
our oldest enduring mathematical legacy. 288pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $17.95 / $9.98
✪ 154362 TRIGONOMETRIC
DELIGHTS
Maor, Eli
Trigonometry has long had a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a
glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this
book, Eli Maor draws on his talents as
a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view, bringing the subject to
life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics. 256pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $9.98
131637 THE CALCULUS OF FRIENDSHIP: What a
Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while
Corresponding about Math
Strogatz, Steven
The story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher
and a student, as chronicled through more than 30 years of
letters. Compiled by one of the participants, the volume reveals
a unique relationship based almost entirely on a shared love
of calculus. 184pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $15.95 / $7.98
088711 THE CHRONOLOGERS' QUEST:
The Search for the Age of the Earth
Jackson, Patrick N. Wyse
The debate over the age of the Earth has
pitted physicists and astronomers against
biologists, religious philosophers against
geologists. This book investigates the many
methods employed in the search for the
Earth's age, from Ussher's examination of
biblical chronologies, through the attempts
by Comte de Buffon and Kelvin to determine the length of time
for the cooling of the Earth, to recent investigations into
radioactive dating of rocks and meteorites. 310pgs. • 2006
◆ • Cambridge • C • $58.00 / $9.98
155323 DECODING REALITY: The Universe as Quantum
Information
Vedral, Vlatko
An examination of the deepest questions about the universe:
where everything comes from, why things are as they are, what
everything is. The most fundamental definition of reality,
Vedral argues, is not matter or energy, but information, and it
is the processing of information that lies at the root of all physical, biological, economic, and social phenomena. 240pgs. •
2012
◆ • Oxford University • P • $18.95 / $5.98
142883 EUCLID AND HIS MODERN RIVALS
Carroll, Lewis
The author of Alice in Wonderland (an Oxford professor of
mathematics) employs the fanciful format of a play set in Hell
to take a hard-nosed look at late-19th-century interpretations
of Euclidean geometry. Carroll's penetrating observations on
geometry are accompanied by ample doses of his famous wit.
320pgs. • 2004
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104874 FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Search for Beauty in
Modern Physics
Zee, A.
A distinguished physicist reveals how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and
simplicity of nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and
whimsy, the book brings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. 356pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $14.98
111450 FEARLESS SYMMETRY:
Exposing the Hidden Patterns of
Numbers
Ash, Avner & Robert Gross
Mathematicians solve equations, or try to,
but sometimes the solutions are not as
interesting as the beautiful symmetric patterns that lead to their discovery. Written
for a general audience, this is the first popular book to discuss these elegant and
mysterious patterns and the ingenious techniques that mathematicians use to uncover them. 312pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $26.95 / $11.98
117033 FERMAT'S ENIGMA: The Epic Quest to Solve
the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Singh, Simon
Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however,
became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds
for more than 350 years. In these pages, Singh tells the surprisingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and of
the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it.
336pgs. • 1998
◆ • Anchor Books • P • $16.95 / $6.98
PAUL J. NAHIN
105245 WHEN LEAST IS BEST:
How Mathematicians Discovered
Many Clever Ways to Make Things
as Small (or as Large) as Possible
Nahin, Paul J.
What's the best way to photograph a
speeding bullet? How can lost hikers
find their way out of a forest? This
engaging and witty volume answers
these intriguing questions and more. It
shows how life often works at the extremes -- with values
becoming as small (or as large) as possible -- and how
mathematicians over the centuries have struggled to calculate these problems of minima and maxima. 372pgs. •
2007
◆ • Princeton • P • $26.95 / $12.98
147276 CHASES AND ESCAPES: The
Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion
Nahin, Paul J.
Draws upon game theory, geometry, linear algebra, and target-tracking algorithms to trace the development of modern pursuit theory from its classical analytical beginnings to the present day.
Along the way, Nahin enlivens his mathematical discussions with fun facts and
captivating stories. 272pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $8.98
154358 DIGITAL DICE: Computational Solutions to
Practical Probability Problems
Nahin, Paul J.
In this volume, Nahin challenges readers to solve 21 difficult
but fun problems, from determining the odds of coin-flipping games to figuring out the behavior of elevators. He
shows how you can get numerical answers to difficult probability problems without having to solve complicated mathematical equations. 288pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • P • $18.95 / $8.98
133808 DR. EULER'S FABULOUS
FORMULA: Cures Many
Mathematical Ills
Nahin, Paul J.
In the 18th century, mathematician
Leonhard Euler developed a formula so
innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and
even the occasional limerick. Paul
Nahin shares the fascinating story of this
groundbreaking formula and shows why it still lies at the
heart of complex number theory. 432pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $9.98
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105056 FOUR COLORS SUFFICE: How the Map
Problem Was Solved
Wilson, Robin
What is the least possible number of colors needed to fill in
any map so that neighboring counties are always colored
differently? Providing a clear and elegant explanation of the
problem and the proof, Robin Wilson tells how a seemingly innocuous question baffled great minds and stimulated
exciting mathematics with far-flung applications. 280pgs. •
2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $27.95 / $14.98
038574 GALACTIC ASTRONOMY
Binney, James & Michael Merrifield
An illustrated introduction to all astronomical concepts necessary to understand the
properties of galaxies, including magnitudes and colors, the theory of stellar and
chemical evolution, and the measurement
of astronomical distances. 796pgs. • 1998
◆ • Princeton • P • $90.00 / $46.98
✪ 154686 THE GOLDEN TICKET: P, NP, and the
Search for the Impossible
Fortnow, Lance
The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in
computer science, if not in all of mathematics. Fortnow
provides a nontechnical introduction to the problem, its
rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything
we do with computers and beyond. 192pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $26.95 / $12.98
✪ 140901 GOOGLE'S PAGERANK AND
BEYOND: The Science of Search
Engine Rankings
Langville, Amy N. & Carl D. Meyer
Why doesn't your home page appear on
the first page of search results, even when
you query your own name? How do other
web pages always appear at the top? What
creates these powerful rankings? The first
book ever about the science of web page
rankings, this volume supplies the answers to these and many
other questions. 240pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $11.98
130988 GRAVITY'S FATAL ATTRACTION: Black Holes in
the Universe
Begelman, Mitchell C. & Martin Rees
Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the
ground and in space, this book shows how black holes were
discovered and discusses our current understanding of their
role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including definitive proof of
a black hole at the center of the Milky Way. 312pgs. • 2009
◆ • Cambridge • P • $48.00 / $27.98
111607 GUESSTIMATION: Solving the World's
Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Weinstein, Lawrence & John A. Adam
Enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate
virtually anything, using plausible assumptions and elementary
arithmetic. The authors show how easy it is to derive useful
ballpark estimates by breaking complex problems into simpler, more manageable ones -- and how there can be many
paths to the right answer. 301pgs. • 2008
◆ • Princeton • P • $19.95 / $7.98
✪ 152774 HEART OF DARKNESS:
Unraveling the Mysteries of the
Invisible Universe
Ostriker, Jeremiah P. & Simon Mitton
In the past 30 years, scientists have learned
that two poorly understood components -dark matter and dark energy -- make up
most of the known cosmos and hold the
key to the universe's fate. The story of how
evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold
Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one
of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. 288pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $12.98
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128356 HOW DID THE FIRST STARS
AND GALAXIES FORM?
Loeb, Abraham
Cosmology seeks to solve the fundamental
mystery of our cosmic origins. At a time
when breathtaking technological advances
promise a wealth of new observational data
on the first stars and galaxies, this book
offers a succinct and accessible overview of
the field. 216pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $28.95 / $14.98
125573 HOW MATHEMATICIANS THINK: Using
Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create
Mathematics
Byers, William
Mathematicians often describe their most important breakthroughs as creative, intuitive responses to ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. In this unique examination of this lessfamiliar aspect of mathematics, Byers reveals that mathematics
is a profoundly creative activity and not just a body of formalized rules and results. 424pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $24.95 / $12.98
128622 HOW OLD IS THE UNIVERSE?
Weintraub, David A.
Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise
conclusion? This volume, which explains how astronomers
solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science,
also explores such phenomena as red giants and white
dwarfs, gravitational lenses, dark matter, dark energy, and
the accelerating universe. 380pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $14.98
131646 HOW ROUND IS YOUR CIRCLE?: Where
Engineering and Mathematics Meet
Bryant, John & Chris Sangwin
How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a
circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even
trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers
can mean the difference between success and failure. This volume invites readers to explore many of the fundamental questions that working engineers deal with every day. 352pgs. •
2011
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126207 HOW TO FIND A HABITABLE
PLANET
Kasting, James F.
Ever since Carl Sagan predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the
millions, the question has been
inescapable: is Earth so rare that advanced
life forms like us -- or even the simplest
biological organisms -- are unique to the
universe? Kasting describes how scientists
are testing Sagan's prediction, and demonstrates why Earth
may not be so rare after all. 360pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $12.98
141702 IN PURSUIT OF THE
TRAVELING SALESMAN: Mathematics
at the Limit of Computation
Cook, William J.
It's one of the classic conundrums of
mathematics: What is the shortest possible
route for a traveling salesman seeking to
visit each city on a list exactly once and
return to his city of origin? This volume
leads readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the salesman's trail in the 1800s when an
Irish mathematician first defined the problem, and venturing
to the furthest limits of today's state-of-the-art attempts to solve
it. 272pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $10.98
✪ 157251 LAVOISIER: Chemist, Biologist, Economist
Poirier, Jean-Pierre
Despite Lavoisier's importance to modern chemistry, his
scientific work was more a hobby than a profession, and he
made his living as a tax collector. Appropriately, the picture
Poirier paints of Lavoisier is that of the whole man -- not
only a scientist but a successful financier, respected economist, and influential administrator as well. 544pgs. • 1998
◆ • Pennsylvania • P • $29.95 / $9.98
✪ 156402 THE LOOM OF GOD:
Tapestries of Mathematics and
Mysticism
Pickover, Clifford A.
In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math,
mysticism, and science fiction,
Pickover explains the eternal magic of
numbers. He appoints the reader
"Chief Historian" of an intergalactic
museum, hurtling through the ages to
explore how individuals have used numbers for such varied
purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and
winning wars. 288pgs. • 2009
◆ • Sterling • P • $17.95 / $6.98
125937 THE MATHEMATICAL
MECHANIC: Using Physical Reasoning
to Solve Problems
Levi, Mark
Everybody knows that mathematics is
indispensable to physics. But how many
people realize that physics can in turn be
used to produce strikingly elegant solutions in mathematics? This delightful book
shows how, treating readers to a host of
entertaining problems and mind-bending puzzlers that will
amuse and inspire their inner physicist. 196pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • C • $19.95 / $9.98
✪ 061973 THE ORGANISM: A Holistic Approach to
Biology
Goldstein, Kurt
Asks "a question we can still hear today: can we be rigorous neuroscientists and yet create a more genuinely 'human' neurobiology that does justice to the existential struggles and experiences of
human beings in distress?" -- Ann Harrington 422pgs. • 2000
◆ • Zone Books • C • $44.95 / $9.98
125544 PHILOSOPHY AFTER DARWIN: Classic and
Contemporary Readings
Ruse, Michael, ed.
This invaluable anthology and sourcebook traces philosophy's
complicated relationship with Darwin's dangerous idea, and
shows how this relationship reflects a broad movement toward
a secular, more naturalistic understanding of the human experience. 592pgs. • 2009
◆ • Princeton • P • $49.95 / $24.98
104992 QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical
world, Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here
Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED
(quantum electrodynamics), the part of quantum field theory
that describes the interactions of light with charged particles.
158pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $17.95 / $9.98
✪ 104839 MATHEMATICS IN NATURE: Modeling
Patterns in the Natural World
Adam, John A.
From rainbows, river meanders, and shadows to spider
webs, honeycombs, and the markings on animal coats, the
visible world is full of patterns that can be described mathematically. Examining such readily observable phenomena,
this book introduces readers to the beauty of nature as
revealed by mathematics and the beauty of mathematics as
revealed in nature. 360pgs. • 2006
◆ • Princeton • P • $35.00 / $14.98
105192 THE STORY OF MATHEMATICS
Mankiewicz, Richard
This visually stunning volume takes the reader on an illustrated tour of mathematics across cultures and civilizations, from
the austere beauty of Babylonian clay tablets to the delicate
complexity of computer-generated pictures. The lavishly
reproduced images accompany a text that ranges from the
dawn of Chinese and Indian civilizations to the scientific and
digital revolutions of our day. 192pgs. • 2004
◆ • Princeton • P • $29.95 / $12.98
087730 MINERALS: Their Constitution and Origin
Wenk, Hans-Rudolf & Andrei Bulakh
With color photographs, reference tables, and a glossary of
terms, this volume is an ideal introduction to mineralogy for
undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology
and materials science. Intended as a text for a one-semester
course, it covers all aspects of mineralogy in a contemporary,
integrated format. 668pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $100.00 / $60.98
✪ 139232 THE TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENTS
Johnson, George
An acclaimed science writer for the New York Times surveys the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of
science, moments when one curious soul -- a Galileo,
Newton, Harvey, or Galvani -- posed a particularly eloquent
question to nature and received in return a crisp and
unambiguous reply. 208pgs. • 2009
◆ • Vintage • P • $15.95 / $6.98
125644 THE NATURE OF SPACE AND
TIME
Hawking, Stephen W. & Roger Penrose
Roger Penrose, like Einstein, refuses to
believe that quantum mechanics is a final theory. Stephen Hawking thinks otherwise, and
argues that general relativity simply cannot
account for how the universe began. Here
they explain their positions in a work based
on six lectures and a final debate presented
at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the
University of Cambridge. 160pgs. • 2010
◆ • Princeton • P • $15.95 / $8.98
154671 TESLA: Inventor of the Electrical Age
Carlson, W. Bernard
Demystifies the legendary inventor by placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time and focusing on his
inventions themselves as well as his celebrity. Drawing on original
documents, Carlson shows how Tesla was an "idealist" inventor
who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or
principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public
through mythmaking and illusion. 520pgs. • 2013
◆ • Princeton • C • $29.95 / $18.98
141679 NINE ALGORITHMS THAT CHANGED THE
FUTURE: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's
Computers
MacCormick, John
Unlocking the secrets of the revolutionary algorithms that have
changed our world, MacCormick explains the fundamental
"tricks" behind nine types of computer operations, including artificial intelligence, Google's vaunted PageRank algorithm, data
compression, error correction, and much more. 248pgs. • 2011
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $11.98
155353 NOT EXACTLY: In Praise of Vagueness
van Deemter, Kees
In this stimulating book, Kees Van Deemter cuts across various
disciplines -- including artificial intelligence, logic, and computer science -- to illuminate the nature and importance of
vagueness. He shows why vagueness is both unavoidable and
useful, and demonstrates how wrong it often is to think in
terms of black and white, instead of the richly graded spectrum of the world around us. 368pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • P • $21.95 / $7.98
104558 TRAVELING AT THE SPEED OF
THOUGHT: Einstein and the Quest for
Gravitational Waves
Kennefick, Daniel J.
Since Einstein first described them nearly a
century ago, gravitational waves have been
the subject of more sustained controversy
than perhaps any other phenomenon in
physics. These as yet undetected fluctuations in the shape of space-time were first
predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity, but only
now, in the 21st century, are we finally on the brink of observing them. 319pgs. • 2007
◆ • Princeton • C • $45.00 / $19.98
141585 THE UNIVERSE IN ZERO WORDS: The Story
of Mathematics as Told Through Equations
Mackenzie, Dana
The history of 24 great and beautiful equations that have shaped
mathematics, science, and society -- from the elementary
(1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black-Scholes formula for
financial derivatives), and from the famous (E=mc2) to the
arcane (Hamilton's quaternion equations). 224pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • C • $27.95 / $12.98
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089158 A WALK THROUGH THE HEAVENS: A Guide to
Stars and Constellations and Their Legends
Heifetz, Milton D. & Wil Tirion
An easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern
hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers
will be able to find and identify the constellations and the individual stars within them. Written for the beginner, this is a
practical guide to understanding the patterns of the night sky.
96pgs. • 2004
◆ • Cambridge • P • $19.99 / $8.98
✪ 145853 A WEALTH OF NUMBERS: An Anthology of
500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing
Wardhaugh, Benjamin
This entertaining and enlightening anthology -- the first of its
kind -- gathers nearly 100 fascinating selections by Lewis
Carroll, Leonhard Euler, and other mathematicians, both
noted and forgotten. Including tricks, games, problems, and
puzzles, as well as history and trivia, it provides a unique window into the hidden history of popular mathematics. 388pgs.
• 2012
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SOCIOLOGY & EDUCATION
FRANCES FOX PIVEN
116635 POOR PEOPLE'S
MOVEMENTS: Why They Succeed,
How They Fail
Piven, Frances F. & Richard A.
Cloward
Have the poor fared best by participating in electoral politics or by engaging
in mass defiance and disruption? The
authors assess the relative successes of
these two strategies as they examine, in
this provocative study, four protest movements of lowerclass groups in 20th century America. 408pgs. • 1978
◆ • Vintage • P • $13.75 / $7.98
155567 WHO'S AFRAID OF FRANCES FOX PIVEN?:
The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck
Loves to Hate
Piven, Frances Fox
A concise, accessible introduction to Piven's writings, from
her early work on welfare rights and "poor people's movements," written with her late husband Richard Cloward,
through her influential examination of American voting
habits, and her most recent work on the possibilities for a
new movement for progressive reform. 304pgs. • 2011
▲ • New Press • P • $17.95 / $4.98
140323 AMERICA'S FOOD:
What You Don't Know about
What You Eat
Blatt, Harvey
After taking us on a tour of the
American food system -- not only the
basic food groups but soil, grain farming, organic food, genetically modified
food, food processing, and diet -- Blatt
reminds us that we aren't powerless.
Once we know the facts about food in America, we can change
things by the choices we make as consumers, as voters, and as
ethical human beings. 352pgs. • 2011
◆ • MIT • P • $18.95 / $8.98
148134 HAPPINESS AROUND THE WORLD: The
Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires
Graham, Carol
How is happiness affected by poverty? By economic progress?
Is happiness a viable objective for policy? This book attempts
to answer these questions, using research on the determinants
of happiness in countries around the world ranging from Peru
and Russia to the US and Afghanistan. 256pgs. • 2010
◆ • Oxford University • C • $24.95 / $9.98
049523 IN SEARCH OF RESPECT:
Selling Crack in El Barrio
SECOND EDITION
Bourgois, Philippe I.
This classic ethnographic study of social
marginalization in inner city America won
acclaim after it was first published in 1995.
This new edition adds a new epilogue that
updates the stories of the people readers
come to know through this remarkable
window into the dangerous world of the urban drug trade.
432pgs. • 2002
◆ • Cambridge • P • $27.99 / $14.98
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✪ 140870 NOT FOR PROFIT: Why Democracy Needs
the Humanities
Nussbaum, Martha C.
In this powerful book, a celebrated philosopher makes a
passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all
levels of education. Nussbaum argues that we must resist
efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national
product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to
the humanities in order to give students the capacity to
become true democratic citizens. 192pgs. • 2012
◆ • Princeton • P • $15.95 / $6.98
135362 RADICAL AMBITION:
C. Wright Mills, the Left, and
American Social Thought
Geary, Daniel
Offering an important new understanding
of sociologist, social critic, and political
radical C. Wright Mills and the times in
which he lived, this volume challenges the
caricature of him as a lone rebel critic of
1950s complacency. Instead, it places
Mills within broader trends in American politics, thought, and
culture. 256pgs. • 2009
◆ • California • C • $47.95 / $7.98
050270 THE ROOTS OF EVIL: The Origins of Genocide
and Other Group Violence
Staub, Ervin
Explores the psychology of group aggression, focusing particularly on genocide. Staub sketches a conceptual framework
and examines four historical examples: the Holocaust; the
Turkish massacres of Armenians; the Khmer Rouge purges in
Cambodia; and the disappearances in Argentina. He concludes
with a primer on the necessary conditions through which we
might create civil, peaceful societies. 336pgs. • 1992
▲ • Cambridge • P • $44.00 / $22.98
MAX
WEBER
044895 SELECTIONS IN
TRANSLATION
Weber, Max
A selection of Weber's writings, translated and with critical introductions.
Includes extracts reflecting the full
range of Weber's major concerns: the
nature of domination in human society,
the role of ideas in history, the social
determinants of religion, the origin and
impact of industrial capitalism, and the scope and limits of
social science itself. 398pgs. • 1978
◆ • Cambridge • P • $45.00 / $16.98
148162 THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF
CAPITALISM WITH OTHER WRITINGS ON THE RISE OF
THE WEST
Weber, Max & Stephen Kalberg
Weber's best-known and most controversial work opposes
the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view
that change takes place through the conflict of opposites.
Instead, Weber relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the
Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or
damnation by performing good deeds, an effort that ultimately discouraged belief in predestination and encouraged
capitalism. 416pgs. • 2008
◆ • Oxford University • P • $44.95 / $12.98
155372 SAVE THE WORLD ON
YOUR OWN TIME
Fish, Stanley
Argues that there is only one proper
role for the academy in society: to
advance bodies of knowledge and to
equip students for doing the same. Fish
contends that when teachers offer
themselves as moralists, political
activists, or agents of social change
rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject
and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true
purpose. 208pgs. • 2012
◆ • Oxford University • P • $14.95 / $4.98
064504 A SPACE ON THE SIDE OF
THE ROAD: Cultural Poetics in an
"Other" America
Stewart, Kathleen
Vividly evokes an "other" America that survives precariously among the ruins of the
West Virginia coal camps and "hollers." To
Kathleen Stewart, this particular "other"
exists as an excluded subtext to the
American narrative of capitalism, modernization, materialism, and democracy. 243pgs. • 1996
◆ • Princeton • P • $37.50 / $20.98
155288 STUDS TERKEL'S
WORKING: A Graphic Adaptation
Pekar, Harvey & Paul Buhle, ed.
Collaborating with both established
comics veterans and some of the comic
underground's brightest new talent,
comics legend Harvey Pekar offers a
brilliant visual adaptation of Terkel's
acclaimed verbatim interviews. Here
are riveting accounts of the lives of
ordinary Americans -- farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, box
boys, stockbrokers -- depicted with unsurpassed dignity and
frankness. 208pgs. • 2009
▲ • New Press • P • $22.95 / $7.98
028894 THE UNDERCLASS DEBATE:
Views from History
Katz, Michael B., ed.
The essays in this volume discuss ghetto
poverty, the origins of institutions that
serve the urban poor, the crisis in urban
education, and the role of income transfers, earnings, and the contributions of
family members in overcoming poverty.
507pgs. • 1993
◆ • Princeton • P • $59.95 / $31.98
U RBAN STU DI ES & GEOGRAPHY
156083 ALL OVER THE MAP:
Writing on Buildings and Cities
Sorkin, Michael
Whether castigating the sorry performance of the architectural avant-garde, considering the nature of place in globalized
culture, or providing mock instructions for entering a highsecurity environment, Sorkin's essays make a powerful and
provocative case for architecture and urban design to reengage with the lives and societies from which they have
become increasingly detached. 320pgs. • 2013
◆ • Verso • P • $26.95 / $12.98
153019 INTERSECTIONS:
The Grand Concourse
At 100
Bessa, Antonio Sergio, ed.
The Grand Boulevard and
Concourse, the Bronx's crown
jewel of urban planning,
stretches more than four
miles from 138th Street to the
Mosholu Parkway. This volume examines the rich history of the famous thoroughfare
through a fascinating collection of essays, art projects, photographs, and documents. 160pgs. • 2009
◆ • Fordham • C • $50.00 / $9.98
✪ 156395 MIGROPOLIS VOL. 1:
Venice, Atlas of a Global Situation
Scheppe, Wolfgang, ed.
In 2006, a collective of students from
the IUAV University in Venice fanned out
to subject their city to a forensic structural mapping. Out of this fieldwork
developed a three-year urban project
that produced an enormous archive
comprising tens of thousands of photographs, case studies, movement profiles, and statistic data.
In this archive, Venice emerges as a classic instance of the
globalized city, in which a decimated inner-city population
meets armies of tourists and a parallel economy supported
by immigrants. 1344pgs. • 2010
◆ • Hatje Cantz • C • $195.00 / $82.98
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156063 PLANET OF SLUMS
Davis, Mike
According to UN estimates, more than one billion people now
live in the slums of the cities of the global south. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a
radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world, in
which vast numbers of people are warehoused in shantytowns
and exiled from the formal world economy. 228pgs. • 2007
◆ • Verso • P • $19.95 / $7.98
156157 REBEL CITIES: From the
Right to the City to the Urban
Revolution
Harvey, David
Cities are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics,
where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Drawing on
the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall
Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks
how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways -- and how they can become the focus for
anti-capitalist resistance. 208pgs. • 2013
◆ • Verso • P • $16.95 / $6.98
✪ 038416 WATER FOR GOTHAM: A History
Koeppel, Gerard T.
From the shallow wells of New Amsterdam to the engineering triumph of the construction of the Croton Aqueduct, this
volume traces New York's evolution as a great city by examining its struggle for that vital and essential element -- clean
water. Featuring archival photographs and drawings, it
demonstrates the interconnections between natural
resource management, urban planning, and civic leadership. 355pgs. • 2000
◆ • Princeton • P • $42.00 / $14.98
142803 WRESTLING WITH MOSES:
How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's
Master Builder and Transformed the
American City
Flint, Anthony
To Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its
winding cobblestone streets and complex
demographic makeup, was everything a
city neighborhood should be, but to the
consummate power broker Robert Moses,
it cried out for "urban renewal." Anthony Flint skillfully
recounts the thrilling David-vs.-Goliath story of their struggle
for the soul of a city, the legacy of which echoes through our
society today. 256pgs. • 2009
◆ • Random House • C • $27.00 / $7.98
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