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Books released during the week of September 29, 2014

1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe<br>Mary Elise Sarotte<br>
With a new afterword by the author 1989:
The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe
Mary Elise Sarotte
With a new afterword by the author

"Sarotte's focus is on Germany. . . . [She] describes a host of competing conceptions of post-cold-war Europe that flourished, mutated and perished in the maelstrom of events that led up to German unity. . . . Two decades later . . . [t]here are still nuclear missiles aimed across the continent. It's hard to imagine that it could have been otherwise--but, Sarotte shows us, it could have been."--Paul Hockenos, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street<br>Paula Rabinowitz American Pulp:
How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
Paula Rabinowitz

"Rabinowitz's work is a prime example of literary scholarship and essential key to the history of American publishing."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory<br>Avner Ash & Robert Gross Elliptic Tales:
Curves, Counting, and Number Theory
Avner Ash & Robert Gross

"The authors present their discussion in an informal, sometimes playful manner and with detail that will appeal to an audience with a basic understanding of calculus. This book will captivate math enthusiasts as well as readers curious about an intriguing and still unanswered question."--Margaret Dominy, Library Journal
Paperback | 2014 | $16.95 / £11.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm:
The Complete First Edition<br>Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes<br>
Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm:
The Complete First Edition
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

"A massive and brilliant accomplishment--the first English translation of the original Grimm brothers' fairy tales. The plain telling is that much more forceful for its simplicity and directness, particularly in scenes of naked self-concern and brutality. Hate, spite, love, magic, all self-evident, heartbreaking, delightful. I will return to this book over and over, no doubt about it."--Donna Jo Napoli, author of The Wager
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of September 22, 2014

The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492<br>Maristella Botticini & Zvi Eckstein The Chosen Few:
How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492
Maristella Botticini & Zvi Eckstein

"[A]mbitious . . . systematically dismantle much of the conventional wisdom about medieval Jewish history."--Jonathan B. Krasner, Forward
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $39.50 / £27.95
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The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary, Volume 1<br>Paul Kalligas<br>
Translated by Elizabeth Key Fowden & Nicolas Pilavachi The Enneads of Plotinus:
A Commentary, Volume 1
Paul Kalligas
Translated by Elizabeth Key Fowden & Nicolas Pilavachi

“Kalligas’s commentaries are a major event in the study of Plotinus. Kalligas is sensitive to the demands of exegesis, philology, and history, but also to the more subtle and challenging demands of philosophical analysis. His commentary displays extraordinary mastery of the full text of the Enneads and a sophisticated appreciation of the relevant contexts—from Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism to skepticism, Middle Platonism, and the entire tradition of Neoplatonism.”—Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, University of Texas, Austin
Hardcover | 2014 | $85.00 / £59.00
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The Musical as Drama<br>Scott McMillin The Musical as Drama
Scott McMillin

"A scholarly work, with good supporting bibliographic footnotes, this book merits serious study. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2006 | $46.95 / £32.95

The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off<brJustin Yifu Lin<br>With a new preface by the author The Quest for Prosperity:
How Developing Economies Can Take Off
Justin Yifu Lin
With a new preface by the author

"Lin, the chief economist and senior vice president for the World Bank from 2008 to 2012, tackles prevailing shibboleths in this provocative and challenging work. . . . While there is no easy answer to these problems, Lin's reminder that such development is not a 'zero-sum game' suggests that his thoughtful study should resonate among international audiences."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Books released during the week of September 15, 2014

A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics<br>Jean-Louis & Monique Tassoul A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics
Jean-Louis & Monique Tassoul

"This is a fascinating story well told. A host of brief biographies, portraits and figures brings the text to life."--David Hughes, New Scientist
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2004 | $57.50 / £39.95

The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won’t Admit It<br>Jason Weeden & Robert Kurzban The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind:
How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won’t Admit It
Jason Weeden & Robert Kurzban

“Weeden and Kurzban are brilliant thinkers who provide a broader, deeper, and occasionally unsettling new perspective on how our self-interest influences our choices—even choices made by those of us who cherish the belief that we are not motivated by self-interest. Read it and weep, or laugh.”—Douglas T. Kenrick, coauthor of The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism<br>Tzvetan Todorov Imperfect Garden:
The Legacy of Humanism
Tzvetan Todorov

"In Todorov's own terms, he has rejected both his own scientist past and the individualist alternative in order to join the humanists; and it is one of the great merits of this book, readably translated by Carol Casman, that it poses questions of choice and freedom, the rights and responsibilities of the individual at a moment when the French electorate ponders the meaning of its humanist traditions and the strength or weakness of its liberal democracy. The imperfect garden is a frustrating place to live, Todorov admits, but it shouldn't be abandoned to the snakes in the grass."--Douglas Smith, Irish Times
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2002 | $65.00 / £44.95
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John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy<br>Julian Havil John Napier:
Life, Logarithms, and Legacy
Julian Havil

“Havil is an enthusiastic and engaging writer—he brings to life John Napier’s original work and gives an account of his mathematical ideas. Readers will gain an appreciation for Napier’s brilliance and for an era when scientific computation was still in its infancy. It’s about time someone wrote a book on this subject for a general audience.”—Glen Van Brummelen, author of Heavenly Mathematics
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks: Volume 7: Journals NB15-NB20<br>Søren Kierkegaard<br>Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, and K. Brian Söderquist, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks: Volume 7:
Journals NB15-NB20
Søren Kierkegaard
Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, and K. Brian Söderquist, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen

For over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory. . . . Volume 7 of this 11-volume series includes six of Kierkegaard's important "NB" journals (Journals NB15 through NB20), covering the months from early January 1850 to mid-September of that year.
Hardcover | 2014 | $150.00 / £103.00

Multi-parameter Singular Integrals. (AM-189)<br>Brian Street Multi-parameter Singular Integrals. (AM-189)
Brian Street

This book develops a new theory of multi-parameter singular integrals associated with Carnot-Carathéodory balls. . . .This is one of the first general theories of multi-parameter singular integrals that goes beyond the product theory of singular integrals and their analogs. Multi-parameter Singular Integrals will interest graduate students and researchers working in singular integrals and related fields.
Paperback | 2014 | $75.00 / £52.00
Hardcover | 2014 | $165.00 / £115.00
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Xunzi: The Complete Text<br>Xunzi Xunzi: The Complete Text
Xunzi

"The Xunzi is a masterwork of Confucian philosophy, and there is no one in the Anglophone world with Eric Hutton's combination of insight into its ideas and scrupulous attention to its text. He has produced an accessible and authoritative translation that will be our standard for years to come."--Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University
Hardcover | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of September 8, 2014

The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi<br>Rivkah Zim The Consolations of Writing:
Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi
Rivkah Zim

"Zim has done nothing less than reveal how prison writing, far from being a marginal genre, is a locus for the expression of some of the most profound thinking that humankind has managed to achieve. Here the human condition is laid bare, in all its agony and ecstasy. The originality and ambition of her work are truly remarkable."--Alastair Minnis, Yale University
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Cowardice: A Brief History<br>Chris Walsh Cowardice:
A Brief History
Chris Walsh

"With impressive insight and sensitivity, Chris Walsh holds up for careful examination one of war's last remaining taboos. That Cowardice simultaneously illuminates and discomfits is a mark of its success."--Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power and Breach of Trust
Hardcover | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
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The German Economy: Beyond the Social Market<br>Horst Siebert The German Economy:
Beyond the Social Market
Horst Siebert

"Anyone looking for a thorough description of Germany's economic system and a detailed analysis of its current and foreseeable economic problems--low growth and high unemployment rates top the list--will find it here."--Choice
Paperback | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2005 | $115.00 / £80.00
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Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them<br>Philippe Legrain Immigrants:
Your Country Needs Them
Philippe Legrain

"Mr. Legrain performs an invaluable service; he makes a good case for the unpopular cause of free flows of people. The book is a superb combination of direct reportage with detailed analysis of the evidence."--Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Paperback | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2007 | $27.95 / £19.95

Income Distribution in Macroeconomic Models<br>Giuseppe Bertola, Reto Foellmi, & Josef Zweimüller Income Distribution in Macroeconomic Models
Giuseppe Bertola, Reto Foellmi, & Josef Zweimüller

"A well balanced, clearly argued, up-to-date, and informative account of the subject. The arguments that spin off from this book will interest not only macroeconomists but also others in the field."--Frank Cowell, Professor of Economics and Director of Distributional Analysis Research Programme, London School of Economics; author of The Economics of Poverty and Inequality
Paperback | 2014 | $39.95 / £27.95
Hardcover | 2005 | $87.50 / £61.00
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The Jews of Islam<br>Bernard Lewis<br>With a new introduction by Mark R. Cohen The Jews of Islam
Bernard Lewis
With a new introduction by Mark R. Cohen

"An elegant and masterly survey. It is a measure of Mr. Lewis's gift for synthesis that all the many findings of recent sholarship, including his own in the Turkish archives, are made to fit into a coherent and plausible pattern."--New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $22.95 / £15.95
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Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change<br>David A. Welch Painful Choices:
A Theory of Foreign Policy Change
David A. Welch

"David Welch is to be commended for developing an ambitious theory that recognizes that humans, not factors, make decisions, and that they are affected by history and psychology."--Max Paul Friedman, Political Science Quarterly
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2005 | $55.00 / £37.95
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The Social Life of Money<br>Nigel Dodd The Social Life of Money
Nigel Dodd

"An exhaustive analysis of money as a complex social process--not a thing--that will appeal to scholars in many fields."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of September 2, 2014

After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History<br>Arthur C. Danto<br>With a new foreword by Lydia Goehr After the End of Art:
Contemporary Art and the Pale of History
Arthur C. Danto
With a new foreword by Lydia Goehr

"If you are seriously attentive to contemporary art, you are already aware of Danto and his general positions, and owe it to yourself to read this book. If you are not, but are genuinely curious, you would do well to follow him. . . . Throughout it is clear and direct; at best, it is brilliantly crystalline. . . . I know of no more useful single book on art today."--Michael Pakenham, Baltimore Sun
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World<br>Adrienne Mayor The Amazons:
Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
Adrienne Mayor

"An encyclopedic study of the barbarian warrior women of Western Asia, revealing how new archaeological discoveries uphold the long-held myths and legends. The famed female archers on horseback from the lands the ancient Greeks called Scythia appeared throughout Greek and Roman legend. Mayor tailors her scholarly work to lay readers, providing a fascinating exploration into the factual identity underpinning the fanciful legends surrounding these wondrous Amazons. . . . Mayor clears away much of the man-hating myths around these redoubtable warriors. Thanks to Mayor's scholarship, these fearsome fighters are attaining their historical respectability."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle<br>Peter Baldwin The Copyright Wars:
Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
Peter Baldwin

"Scholarly but accessible and lucid; essential for students or modern intellectual property law and of much interest to a wide audience of writers, journalists, publishers and 'content creators'."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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A Deadly Indifference: A Henry Spearman Mystery<br>Marshall Jevons A Deadly Indifference:
A Henry Spearman Mystery
Marshall Jevons

"Readers will find themselves effortlessly picking up the economic principles strewn about by the authors as clues.... The corpse, when it appears, is a show stopper."--Deborah Stead, The New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2014 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter<br>Jonathan Marc Gribetz Defining Neighbors:
Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter
Jonathan Marc Gribetz

"The encounter between Jewish and Arab thinkers in Ottoman Palestine was subtler than we know. Jonathan Gribetz cannot redo the past, but his brilliant study of their mutual understanding gives us new language to use in this conversation going forward. An indispensable work."--Ruth R. Wisse, professor emerita, Harvard University
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?<br> A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain<br>Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?
A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

"In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, Verstynen and Voytek expertly unravel the mysteries of the zombie brain. Equal parts entertaining and informative, this important and brilliant must-read just might save the world someday. I gobbled it up like a zombie eating brains!"--Matt Mogk, author of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zombies
Hardcover | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On<br>Julian Havil The Irrationals:
A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On
Julian Havil

"The insides of this book are as clever and compelling as the subtitle on the cover. Havil, a retired former master at Winchester College in England, where he taught math for decades, takes readers on a history of irrational numbers--numbers, like v2 or p, whose decimal expansion 'is neither finite nor recurring.' We start in ancient Greece with Pythagoras, whose thinking most likely helped to set the path toward the discovery of irrational numbers, and continue to the present day, pausing to ponder such questions as, 'Is the decimal expansion of an irrational number random?'"--Anna Kuchment, Scientific American
Paperback | 2014 | $18.95 / £12.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts, 1636-1641<br>Michael P. Winship Making Heretics:
Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts, 1636-1641
Michael P. Winship

"A major and refreshingly original study. . . . A remarkable portrait of how Puritanism generated and attempted and finally failed to control divergence from orthodoxy."--Iain S. Maclean, James Madison University, Religious Studies Review
Paperback | 2014 | $32.50 / £22.95
Hardcover | 2002 | $59.95 / £41.95
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Murder at the Margin: A Henry Spearman Mystery<br>Marshall Jevons<br>With a new foreword by Herbert Stein and a new afterword by the author Murder at the Margin:
A Henry Spearman Mystery
Marshall Jevons
With a new foreword by Herbert Stein and a new afterword by the author

"Writing pseudonymously, [William Breit and Kenneth Elzinga] have created Henry Spearman, a Harvard economist (actually a "Chicago' economist affiliated with Harvard), who utilizes the economic way of thinking literally to figure out "whodunit.' If there is a more painless way to learn economic principles, scientists must have recently discovered how to implant them in ice cream."--John R. Haring, Jr., Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2014 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules<br>Michael Huber Mythematics:
Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules
Michael Huber

"The figures and diagrams are well chosen, the mathematics is presented attractively, the pace is appropriate. Unobtrusively, the general level of mathematical sophistication tends to rise as the book progresses. This book offers ideas to teachers seeking topics on which to pin some abstract maths, and could encourage students to think imaginatively about their subject, and where it might arise in unexpected circumstances."--John Haigh, London Mathematical Society Newsletter
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2009 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia<br>John Garrard & Carol Garrard Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent:
Faith and Power in the New Russia
John Garrard & Carol Garrard

"At the heart of the book is a masterful biography of Alexy himself. . . . An important and meticulously researched book."--Thomas de Waal, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2014 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2008 | $37.50 / £26.95
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Zombies and Calculus<br>Colin Adams Zombies and Calculus
Colin Adams

"If you're dying to read a novel treatment of calculus, then you should run (don't walk!) to buy Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams. You'll see calculus come alive in a way that could save your life someday."--Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Hardcover | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Books released during the week of August 18, 2014

After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900<br>Frederick C. Beiser After Hegel:
German Philosophy, 1840-1900
Frederick C. Beiser

"This exciting book provides an excellent overview of German philosophy in the latter two-thirds of the nineteenth century, showing that this relatively neglected period deserves more attention. The book is full of original insights, makes extraordinary use of obscure sources, and ties it all together in a clear and lively narrative that readers at all levels will enjoy. It will instantly become the main concise work on this period and should have a wide audience and a long career."--Karl Ameriks, University of Notre Dame
Hardcover | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election<br>John Sides & Lynn Vavreck<br>With a new preface by the authors The Gamble:
Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election
John Sides & Lynn Vavreck
With a new preface by the authors

"Sides and Vavreck offer a detailed, quantified description of the battlefield--an effort to provide political science insight in real time."--David Lauter, Los Angeles Times/Jacket Copy blog
Paperback | 2014 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right<br>Michelle M. Nickerson Mothers of Conservatism:
Women and the Postwar Right
Michelle M. Nickerson

"Nickerson has enriched conservative historiography by examining the integral role women played in conservatism's development and implementation and has forced feminist historiography to confront the complications that conservative female activists bring to the literature."--Mary C. Brennan, Journal of American History
Paperback | 2014 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $37.50 / £26.95
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The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery<br>Marshall Jevons The Mystery of the Invisible Hand:
A Henry Spearman Mystery
Marshall Jevons

"A cerebral delight, The Mystery of the Invisible Hand is an engrossing, original, and compelling whodunit in the tradition of Amanda Cross and Joanne Dobson."--Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-winning author of Letter from Home
Hardcover | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Story/Time: The Life of an Idea<br>Bill T. Jones Story/Time:
The Life of an Idea
Bill T. Jones

"An experimental dancer/choreographer/performance artist improvises on the nature of story itself in a unique format. . . . A brave and often successful attempt to capture and display movement and intuition and the unspoken on the printed page."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2014 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City<br>Richard E. Ocejo Upscaling Downtown:
From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City
Richard E. Ocejo

"A beautifully conceived and elegantly executed book that employs a magnifying glass to understand New York City. Focusing on bars in downtown Manhattan, Ocejo reveals the changing face of New York City in all its richness and complexity, enabling us to understand the key players in gentrification over time--old-timers, new arrivals, politicians, business owners, and activists--and how they interact and influence each other."--William B. Helmreich, author of The New York Nobody Knows
Hardcover | 2014 | $35.00 / £24.95
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