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Books released during the week of December 15, 2014

F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature<br>William J. Maxwell F.B. Eyes:
How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
William J. Maxwell

"Anyone who spies William J. Maxwell's latest book is sure to have her or his eyes pop. F.B. Eyes is a fascinating study of the FBI's decades-long surveillance program targeting the who's who of the African American cultural scene. What we read as art, Hoover's G-Men coded as threats. In poring over black writers' output across the long arc of the civil rights struggle, the FBI's 'ghostreaders,' as diabolical as they were paranoid, added layers of weight to--and in some cases informed--the African American literary canon, which Maxwell reveals in an irresistible narrative steeped in investigative research."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective<br>Donna R. Gabaccia Foreign Relations:
American Immigration in Global Perspective
Donna R. Gabaccia

"Gabaccia's book is a rare treat for immigration scholars. She takes the hackneyed idea that U.S. immigration policy reflects U.S. domestic policy exclusively and turns it on its head, demanding that readers reframe immigration debates as U.S. foreign relations and, more specifically, trade relations. . . . The book would be an excellent teaching tool to explain how to challenge what scholars assume that they know."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $49.95 / £34.95
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Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network<br>Caroline Levine Forms:
Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network
Caroline Levine

"This is a big, brilliant, necessary book. As demonstrated in its climactic discussion of The Wire, it takes the defense of formalism way beyond the insistence that the continuity of forms across time is as historical as their differences are. With a confidence backed by superb erudition, a lively eye for structures of injustice, and a refreshingly practical commitment to questions of how lives might be rearranged to make them more endurable, Caroline Levine is uniquely qualified to issue this trumpet blast of a manifesto."--Bruce Robbins, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative<br>Updated edition<br>Alessandro Barchiesi<br>Translated by Ilaria Marchesi<br>With a new foreword by Philip Hardie and a new afterword by the author Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative
Updated edition
Alessandro Barchiesi
Translated by Ilaria Marchesi
With a new foreword by Philip Hardie and a new afterword by the author

Praise for the Italian edition: "A fine study of Virgilian and Homeric intertextuality."--Don Fowler, Times Literary Supplement
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development<br>Edited by Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling & John V. C. Nye Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization:
Essays in Economic History and Development
Edited by Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling & John V. C. Nye

"The origins of modern economic growth have been a central preoccupation of economic historians since, well, there has been modern economic growth. As this volume edited by Greif, Kiesling, and Nye makes clear, that preoccupation is very much alive, and scholarship on the subject is alive and well. For readers interested in understanding the state of the art, there is no better place to start."--Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2014 | $49.50 / £34.95

The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War<br>Udi Greenberg The Weimar Century:
German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War
Udi Greenberg

"This remarkable book describes how a group of German intellectuals who were persecuted by Hitler helped defeat Fascism and redefined the postwar world. Drawing on groundbreaking research and bringing key figures to life, Udi Greenberg shows how these individuals created a Cold War community in the West that defeated Communism and set the stage for our contemporary era. This is one of the most important books written on the history of our times."--Jeremi Suri, author of Liberty's Surest Guardian
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior<br>Revised edition<br>Bobbi S. Low Why Sex Matters:
A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior
Revised edition
Bobbi S. Low

"Low marshals a compelling array of Darwinian arguments to bolster the importance of biological sex in everyday human interaction. . . .The breadth of materials which Low musters to support her argument plumbs every nook and cranny of human and animal existence. . . .Her analysis remains readable and provocative to the end. . . ."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of December 8, 2014

College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, Updated edition<br>Andrew Delbanco<br>With a new afterword by the author College:
What It Was, Is, and Should Be
Updated edition
Andrew Delbanco
With a new afterword by the author

"At a time when many are trying to reduce the college years to a training period for economic competition, Delbanco reminds readers of the ideal of democratic education. . . . The American college is too important 'to be permitted to give up on its own ideals,' Delbanco writes. He has underscored these ideals by tracing their history. Like a great teacher, he has inspired us to try to live up to them."--Michael S. Roth, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy<br>Jeffry A. Frieden Currency Politics:
The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy
Jeffry A. Frieden

"This is international political economy as it should be. Frieden presents a sturdy framework that shows why various interest groups ought to favor strong or weak currencies, and stable or flexible exchange rates. His book's convincing applications of this framework range from sectional politics in nineteenth-century America, to today's eurozone divisions, to the vicissitudes of emerging markets."--Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
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The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power<br>Leah Wright Rigueur The Loneliness of the Black Republican:
Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power
Leah Wright Rigueur

"African American Republicans! An absurd contradiction in terms? Not so, as historian Leah Wright Rigueur tells us in her riveting, splendidly well-researched, and illuminating book. She finds many black conservatives and explains how and why they became such political contrarians."--Donald T. Critchlow, Arizona State University
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law<br>Seana Valentine Shiffrin Speech Matters:
On Lying, Morality, and the Law
Seana Valentine Shiffrin

"This very important book will be mandatory reading for legal scholars interested in duress, for philosophers and others concerned with lying, and for legal, philosophical, and political theorists who examine questions of freedom of speech. Shiffrin’s arguments for the individual and community importance of sincerity are novel and effective. Her analysis of lying, her philosophical approach to questions of duress, and her connections between a theory of freedom of speech and the idea of freedom of thought all go beyond the existing literature. This is an impressive work."--Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Symbiotic Habit<br>Angela E. Douglas The Symbiotic Habit
Angela E. Douglas

"Douglas, an established symbiosis authority, revisits the subject with new research data on the evolutionary origins of the well-studied mutualistic symbioses. . . . She convincingly illustrates the impact of symbiosis on evolutionary diversification, coevolution and cospeciation, and speciation. The book correctly highlights harnessing symbioses for human benefits including novel bioactive compounds and strategies for pest control management; it also discusses the role of microbiota in human health."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2010 | $55.00 / £37.95
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Books released during the week of December 1, 2014

Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine<br>Mark Strikman, Kevork Spartalian & Milton W. Cole Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine
Mark Strikman, Kevork Spartalian & Milton W. Cole

"Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine fills an important need: it explains the physics principals behind commonly used medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to scientists, engineers, and technicians working in the field. The necessary basic physics is discussed clearly and simply in early chapters and then used effectively and convincingly in later chapters covering medical applications. This lovely book should lead to the creation of new physics courses all over the world."--Gerald Miller, University of Washington
Hardcover | 2014 | $75.00 / £52.00
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Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives<br>Amy J. Binder & Kate Wood Becoming Right:
How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives
Amy J. Binder & Kate Wood

"[G]roundbreaking."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party<br>Lily Geismer Don’t Blame Us:
Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party
Lily Geismer

"This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the reinvention of American liberalism since the 1960s. Don't Blame Us reveals how affluent white suburban professionals moved a new set of material concerns--their own--to the center of public life. Surprising and provocative, this story deserves the widest possible discussion."--Nancy MacLean, author of Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment<br>Wendy J. Schiller & Charles Stewart III Electing the Senate:
Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment
Wendy J. Schiller & Charles Stewart III

"With the Seventeenth Amendment back in the news, Schiller and Stewart reexamine how state legislatures elected U.S. senators, to determine whether indirect elections were as unsavory and ineffective as charged, and whether popular elections have worked as well as reformers predicted. Their findings may surprise those on both sides of the ongoing debate."--Donald A. Ritchie, author of The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses<br>Ann Jefferson Genius in France:
An Idea and Its Uses
Ann Jefferson

"In the mid-twentieth century the concept of 'genius' was often dismissed as a mystification, an invitation to adore what we couldn't understand. Yet, Ann Jefferson's rich and astute history of the uses of the term in France shows that, from the eighteenth century to the present day, much of what matters in our thinking about the mind, and about the arts and sciences, could not have been thought without it."--Michael Wood, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.50 / £27.95
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How Do You Feel? An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self<br>A. D. (Bud) Craig How Do You Feel?
An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self
A. D. (Bud) Craig

"This fascinating book is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the biological underpinnings of human perception. Craig integrates evidence from neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to present new insights into how our brains enable us to experience the range of sensations and mental states known as feelings. Readers won't just learn about captivatingly novel findings, but will enormously enjoy the sheer elegance of Craig's thought."--Nikos K. Logothetis, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Mastering ’Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect<br>Joshua D. Angrist & Jörn-Steffen Pischke Mastering ’Metrics:
The Path from Cause to Effect
Joshua D. Angrist & Jörn-Steffen Pischke

"Written by true 'masters of 'metrics,' this book is perfect for those who wish to study this important subject. Using real-world examples and only elementary statistics, Angrist and Pischke convey the central methods of causal inference with clarity and wit."--Hal Varian, chief economist at Google
Paperback with French folds | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | December 2014 | $79.50 / £55.00
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Philosophy of Law<br>Andrei Marmor Philosophy of Law
Andrei Marmor

"This superb book, written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of law, is a highly welcome addition to the jurisprudential literature, one marked by its immense pedagogical value and scholarly excellence. It provides, in clear, accessible language, an informed, sympathetic treatment of all the main issues and theories within the discipline of contemporary analytic legal philosophy. Not only will it be of immense value to the student first encountering the field, it will equally engage the interest of the seasoned scholar and advanced student keen to know Marmor's own, distinctive take on these important matters. A remarkable achievement."--W. J. Waluchow, author of A Common Law Theory of Judicial Review
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $26.95 / £18.95
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States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control<br>Second edition<br>Jeffrey Herbst<br>With a new preface by the author States and Power in Africa:
Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control
Second edition
Jeffrey Herbst
With a new preface by the author

"This ambitious and original book turns a comparative historical lens on state-building in Africa. . . . A brave effort to rethink some outdated approaches to fundamental problems."--Foreign Affairs
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2014 | $95.00 / £65.00
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Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream<br>Christopher Bail Terrified:
How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
Christopher Bail

"In this groundbreaking and methodologically sophisticated book, Christopher Bail traces the emergence and proliferation of anti-Muslim organizations from the periphery to the mainstream, describing their influence on the media, public policy, and popular culture. Terrified is a must-read."--John L. Esposito, author of The Future of Islam
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of November 24, 2014

Art as History: Calligraphy and Painting as One<br>Wen C. Fong Art as History:
Calligraphy and Painting as One
Wen C. Fong

"Fong offers a model that should encourage his colleagues to look again at the patterns of artistic relationships in the history of Western art, to explore what might be called a studio history of art. The focus on the brush stroke as both representation and presentation, at once mimetic in function and personally expressive in affect, acknowledges the continuing presence of the artist in the work, the creator of illusion beyond the surface whose very marking of that surface declares his individual creative responsibility. As Fong reaches out to Western art historiographic models for comparison, his exposition of the Chinese critical tradition offers an invitation to reconsider the values that have guided Western aesthetic thought, to acknowledge the centrality of the artist and the meaning of the mark."--David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History Emeritus, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2014 | $95.00 / £65.00

Books released during the week of November 17, 2014

Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics<br>Marie Gottschalk Caught:
The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
Marie Gottschalk

"This is a brilliantly framed, intellectually courageous analysis of a pivotal and problematic period in American criminal justice history. Gottschalk offers unique and penetrating insights into the complex forces that led to the creation of our nation's massive carceral state. Her research is meticulous, the scope of her vision is sweeping, and her criticism is unflinching. Absolutely essential reading for understanding this profound transformation of American society."--Craig W. Haney, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank<br>Vincent Antonin Lépinay Codes of Finance:
Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank
Vincent Antonin Lépinay

"The first in-depth anthropological study of how banks invent new financial products. . . . Lépinay spent nearly two years in a huge French bank . . . And his study is both highly revealing and slightly farcical."--The Guardian
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $42.00 / £28.95
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The Making of Modern Liberalism<br>Alan Ryan The Making of Modern Liberalism
Alan Ryan

"A magisterial volume. . . . It will appeal to specialists on particular thinkers and topics or to those interested in the trajectory of the liberal tradition inaugurated by Hobbes and Locke."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of November 10, 2014

Britain’s Habitats: A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland<br>Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still & Andy Swash Britain’s Habitats:
A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland
Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still & Andy Swash

A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation.
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95

Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging<br>Denis Le Bihan<br>
Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan Looking Inside the Brain:
The Power of Neuroimaging
Denis Le Bihan
Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

“Written by the inventor of diffusion MRI, Looking Inside the Brain is a well-informed and accessible book that explores the major outcomes and breakthroughs of brain imaging.”—Jean-Pierre Changeux, coauthor of The Good, the True, and the Beautiful and What Makes Us Think?
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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