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Books released during the week of December5, 2016


America's National Gallery of Art<br>Philip Kopper

America's National Gallery of Art
Philip Kopper

"America’s National Gallery of Art provides an important understanding of how this distinctive institution came to be. The book introduces readers to the museum’s origins as a legacy of Andrew Mellon, and charts its history as a narrative of generous donors and visionary directors. This work offers insights into the museum building’s architectural evolution and the acquisitions that make the National Gallery of Art a treasure house."--Judith F. Dolkart, Addison Gallery of American Art
Hardcover | 2016


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life<br>Robert E. Lerner

Ernst Kantorowicz:
A Life
Robert E. Lerner

"Ernst Kantorowicz was a magical figure who captivated everyone around him. This biography takes his measure and casts a spell of its own. Emerging from deep within the archives, Robert Lerner shows us precisely how Kantorowicz worked his magic, first in interwar Germany and then again as an émigré in the United States. This book is also a memoir, preserving precious chains of lore and reminiscence: an inspired labor of love."--Conrad Leyser, University of Oxford
Hardcover | 2016
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Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network<br>Caroline Levine

Forms:
Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network
Caroline Levine

"Challenging and original."--Michael Wood, London Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Books released during the week of November 28, 2016


The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History<br>Susan Scott Parrish

The Flood Year 1927:
A Cultural History
Susan Scott Parrish

"Parrish's . . . deeply researched narrative . . . rewards dedicated general readers. It requires no doctorate to appreciate her rendering of the remarkable back story to Bessie Smith's ‘Backwater Blues’; her insightful discussion of the trauma's conversion into enduring works of literary fiction by William Faulkner, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston; her analysis of the persistent North/South hostility that complicated relief efforts; and her survey of 1927's vaudeville scene, from the subversive African-American stars Miller and Lyles to the high-profile, widely influential, and, in the author's telling, somewhat problematic Will Rogers. As a cubist might, Parrish paints a multifaceted portrait of catastrophe: sometimes puzzling, often surprising, and wholly original."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of November 21, 2016


Aristotle's Politics: Writings from the Complete Works: Politics, Economics, Constitution of Athens<br>Aristotle<br>Edited by Jonathan Barnes, With an introduction by Melissa Lane

Aristotle's Politics:
Writings from the Complete Works: Politics, Economics, Constitution of Athens
Aristotle
Edited by Jonathan Barnes
With an introduction by Melissa Lane

Aristotle was the first philosopher in the Western tradition to address politics systematically and empirically, and he remains a central figure in political theory. This essential volume presents Aristotle’s complete political writings—including his Politics, Economics, and Constitution of Athens—in their most authoritative translations, taken from the complete works that is universally recognized as the standard English edition.
Paperback | 2016
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Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital<br>William Clare Roberts

Marx's Inferno:
The Political Theory of Capital
William Clare Roberts

"Marx's Inferno is the best book of political theory I’ve read that has been written in the last five years. Interpreting Capital as an integrated whole, it takes a canonical text we all thought we knew and makes us realize we never knew it at all. This is reading on a grand scale, reading as it was meant to be."--Corey Robin, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center
Hardcover | 2016
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The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres<br>Tricia Lootens

The Political Poetess:
Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres
Tricia Lootens

"Leaping and lingering through two centuries of Poetess poetics, Lootens traces the national, racial, and gender politics of a complex generic figure that still haunts our literary culture. Lootens is a brilliant reader of poems, always attuned to ‘the click of the cliché.’ She has a wide-ranging command of critical debates in a field that is now transformed by the question she poses: What made the Poetess white? Written with gusto for students and scholars alike, The Political Poetess is a major contribution to Victorian studies, feminist theory, critical race studies, and historical poetics."--Yopie Prins, University of Michigan
Hardcover | 2016
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The Quotable Machiavelli<br>Edited by Maurizio Viroli

The Quotable Machiavelli
Edited by Maurizio Viroli

"I have spent my entire life reading, teaching, and translating Machiavelli, yet seeing his words as Maurizio Viroli presents them here is still a breath of fresh Tuscan and Florentine air. Nobody knows more than Viroli about Machiavelli's life, times, language, and ideas."--Peter Bondanella, editor and translator of The Prince
Hardcover | 2016
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakāṇḍa<br>Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki:
An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII:
Uttarakāṇḍa
Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

The seventh and final book of the monumental Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki, the Uttarakāṇḍa, brings the epic saga to a close with an account of the dramatic events of King Rāma’s millennia-long reign. This translation of the critical edition also includes exhaustive notes and a comprehensive bibliography.
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of November 14, 2016


Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South<br>Martin Ruef

Between Slavery and Capitalism:
The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
Martin Ruef

"[A] compelling analysis of the swiftly changing economic and social institutions in the American south after the Civil War."--Heather A. Haveman, Administrative Science Quarterly
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution<br>Robert D. Cooter & Ariel Porat

Getting Incentives Right:
Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution
Robert D. Cooter & Ariel Porat

"Getting Incentives Right does just as the book's title says, and does so in a way that will startle and educate novices as well as seasoned economists and lawyers, not to mention law professors and their students. The book guides readers to places where multiple parties and margins are accounted for, casting brilliant light on important legal problems."--Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel<br>Jesse Rosenthal

Good Form:
The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel
Jesse Rosenthal

"This is one of the best books I've read in a long while--and one of the very best first books I’ve ever read. Ambitious, highly original, and with wide-ranging implications, it offers persuasive new claims about reading, form, and historicism that are of great interest across literary studies. I expect it to take its place among recent major rethinkings of the nineteenth-century novel."--Caroline Levine, Cornell University
Hardcover | 2016
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Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II<br>Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Lending to the Borrower from Hell:
Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II
Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

"A thoroughly enjoyable economic history book with great relevance for the present debate on sovereign borrowing."--Diane Coyle, Enlightened Economist
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Making of British Socialism<br>Mark Bevir

The Making of British Socialism
Mark Bevir

"Bevir challenges both the old historiography of socialism and current conceptions of socialism based upon the older views. . . . Bevir accomplishes a good portion of his goals through a well-structured, closely argued text that incorporates the work of recent historians as well as the views of Marxists, Fabians, and moral socialists of the period of primary focus. . . . A valuable resource."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2011
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The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada<br>Lydia Bean

The Politics of Evangelical Identity:
Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada
Lydia Bean

"Bean’s work is refreshing. Not only does she offer a persuasive alternative to prevailing theories on the relationship between evangelicals and politics, she does so in a clear and compelling way, drawing on a trove of original evidence obtained via diligent, on-the-ground research. The Politics of Evangelical Identity is required reading for anyone looking to make sense of the connection between evangelicals and politics in North America and should be part of this conversation for the foreseeable future."--Daniel Bennett, Journal of Church and State
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives<br>Christopher G. Brinton & Mung Chiang

The Power of Networks:
Six Principles That Connect Our Lives
Christopher G. Brinton & Mung Chiang

"The Power of Networks is a wonderfully accessible account of the networking concepts that shape our technology and our society. With remarkable clarity, Brinton and Chiang reveal how the theory of networks illuminates the many connected aspects of our lives."--John MacCormick, author of Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today’s Computers
Hardcover | 2016
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume II: Ayodhyakāṇḍa<br>Edited by Robert P. Goldman and with an Introduction and Translation by Sheldon I. Pollock

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki:
An Epic of Ancient India, Volume II: Ayodhyakāṇḍa
Edited by Robert P. Goldman and with an Introduction and Translation by Sheldon I. Pollock

This is the second volume of a translation of India’s most beloved and influential epic saga, the monumental Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki. Of the seven sections of this great Sanskrit masterpiece, the Ayodhyakāṇḍa is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India.
Paperback | 2016
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume III: Aranyakāṇḍa<br>Edited by Robert P. Goldman & Sheldon I. Pollock

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki:
An Epic of Ancient India, Volume III: Aranyakāṇḍa
Edited by Robert P. Goldman & Sheldon I. Pollock

This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditation on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine.
Paperback | 2016
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IV: Kiskindhakāṇḍa<br>Introduced, translated, and annotated by Rosalind Lefeber

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki:
An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IV: Kiskindhakāṇḍa
Introduced, translated, and annotated by Rosalind Lefeber

This is the fourth volume of a translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. As befits its position at the center of the work, Volume IV presents the hero Rama at the turning point of his fortunes.
Paperback | 2016
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume V: Sundarakāṇḍa<br>Introduced, translated, and annotated by Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki
An Epic of Ancient India, Volume V: Sundarakāṇḍa
Introduced, translated, and annotated by Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Sundarakanda, recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman in leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka.
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 1996
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Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity<br>Edited by Alexander R. Jones<br>Contributors include James Evans, Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, Stephan Heilen, Alexander Jones, Daryn Lehoux, Karlheinz Schaldach, John Steele, and Bernhard Weisser

Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Edited by Alexander R. Jones
Contributors include James Evans, Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, Stephan Heilen, Alexander Jones, Daryn Lehoux, Karlheinz Schaldach, John Steele, and Bernhard Weisser

Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity, the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, explores through thematic essays and beautiful illustrations the practical as well as the artistic, ideological, and spiritual role of time technology and time imagery in the Mediterranean civilizations. Highlights among the more than one hundred objects from the exhibition include marvelously inventive sundials and portable timekeeping devices, stone and ceramic calendars, zodiac boards for displaying horoscopes, and mosaics, sculptures, and coins that reflect ancient perceptions of the controlling power of time and the heavens.
Hardcover | 2016


Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad<br>Marnia Lazreg

Torture and the Twilight of Empire:
From Algiers to Baghdad
Marnia Lazreg

"In Torture and the Twilight of Empire, Marnia Lazreg draws resourcefully on military history and sociological and cultural analysis to explain how the French colonial state tried to forestall its own collapse by terrorizing the Algerian population in viciously creative ways. She provides a fascinating intellectual history of modern torture; an unflinching empirical account, or 'ethnography of torture.'"--Priya Satia, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2007
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Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America<br>Andrei S. Markovits

Uncouth Nation:
Why Europe Dislikes America
Andrei S. Markovits

"In Uncouth Nation . . . the subject is the breadth and depth of the anti-Americanism that has swept Europe in recent years. . . . [A] book that promises to explain how Europe's aversion to the US has been catapulted into overdrive by George W. Bush's policies."--Caroline Walsh, Irish Times
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2007
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The White Planet: The Evolution and Future of Our Frozen World<br>Jean Jouzel, Claude Lorius & Dominique Raynaud

The White Planet:
The Evolution and Future of Our Frozen World
Jean Jouzel, Claude Lorius & Dominique Raynaud

"[G]iven the public controversy over the nature and extent of climate change, [The White Planet] provides clear insights into the meticulous and exacting research that undergirds the scientific consensus. If you're feeling buffeted by the winds of uninformed opinion and misinformation that fill the media, then read The White Planet for a breath of fresh--if chilling--air."--Laurence A. Marschall, Natural History
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2013
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Books released during the week of November 7, 2016


Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers<br>Joseph Mazur

Enlightening Symbols:
A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers
Joseph Mazur

"[A] fascinating narrative. . . . This is a nuanced, intelligently framed chronicle packed with nuggets--such as the fact that Hindus, not Arabs, introduced Arabic numerals. In a word: enlightening."--George Szpiro, Nature
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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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

"[An] immensely important story about the black authors that we thought we knew, from the 'notorious negro revolutionary' Claude McKay to the Black Arts poet Sonia Sanchez. . . . [A] welcome model for seeing state interference in culture as a two-way street."--Los Angeles Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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How Propaganda Works<br>Jason Stanley

How Propaganda Works
Jason Stanley

"[T]he book crackles with brilliant insights and erudition, while also managing to explain the arcane preoccupations of analytic philosophy in a way that's accessible to a wider audience."-Bookforum
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery<br>Jonathan Lamb

Scurvy:
The Disease of Discovery
Jonathan Lamb

"Expertly researched and richly written, Lamb’s study tracks the links in [scurvy] sufferers’ unusual symptoms--heightened senses, cravings, and emotions that became known as ‘scorbutic nostalgia,’ as well as a ghastly physical breakdown--through naval logs, physicians’ journals, and literature. . . . Lamb’s rigorously scholastic and elegantly lyrical account should intrigue both historians and literary critics."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hardcover | 2016
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World War I and American Art<br>Edited by Robert Cozzolino, Anne Classen Knutson & David M. Lubin<br>With contributions by Pearl James, Amy Helene Kirschke, Alexander Nemerov, David Reynolds and Jason Weems

World War I and American Art
Edited by Robert Cozzolino, Anne Classen Knutson & David M. Lubin
With contributions by Pearl James, Amy Helene Kirschke, Alexander Nemerov, David Reynolds & Jason Weems

"This is the first major book to examine the repercussions of the Great War on American art. Featuring first-rate scholarship in accessible prose, the book shows how this traumatic conflict had a profound effect on American visual culture, yielding not just memorable propaganda posters, but also art that subtly acknowledged the war."--Cécile Whiting, author of Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s
Hardcover | 2016

Books released during the week of November 1, 2016


Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective<br>Michael Cook

Ancient Religions, Modern Politics:
The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective
Michael Cook

"Ancient Religions, Modern Politics . . . addresses a vital present-day issue on which many have offered opinions, all unsupported by the historical scholarship that he has been able to apply . . . impregnable scholarship . . . towering work."--Jonathan Benthall, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning<br>Michael J. Lewis

City of Refuge:
Separatists and Utopian Town Planning
Michael J. Lewis

"Masterful in its breadth and insights, City of Refuge takes a phenomenon in architecture and community development—the utopian city—and puts it into new perspective. Lucid and engaging, the book's exploration of the shaping of cities is as imaginative as it is rigorous, and it will become an essential text in urban history. A stunning achievement and an irresistible read."--Richard Longstreth, George Washington University
Hardcover | 2016
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Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941, Updated Edition<br>C. G. Jung<br>Edited by John Peck, Lorenz Jung and Maria Meyer-Grass<br>Translated by Ernst Falzeder with the collaboration of Tony Woolfson

Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern:
Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941
Updated Edition
C. G. Jung
Edited by John Peck, Lorenz Jung and Maria Meyer-Grass
Translated by Ernst Falzeder with the collaboration of Tony Woolfson

"Full of symbols, analogies, and speculation, this entertaining, scholarly book will be accessible to general readers interested in psychology, anthropology, and the occult."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2014
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Eco-evolutionary Dynamics<br>Andrew P. Hendry

Eco-evolutionary Dynamics
Andrew P. Hendry

"In the strict sense, ‘eco-evolutionary dynamics’ refers to feedback between genetic changes in populations and their ecological features such as abundance. Andrew Hendry treats this and much more in an authoritative introduction to a wide range of topics at the interface of evolutionary genetics and population ecology. Everyone interested in evolutionary ecology will find his book highly rewarding."--Douglas J. Futuyma, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Hardcover | 2016
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Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power<br>Joanne Randa Nucho

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon:
Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power
Joanne Randa Nucho

"In this thoughtful book, Joanne Randa Nucho tells the story of how electricity, educational and social work facilities, credit services, and mobility infrastructures are imagined, planned, used, and abused. Nucho manages to defamiliarize the familiar and forces us to look at the hidden structures under the surface of social relations more inquisitively and critically."--Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable<br>Paul G. Falkowski

Life's Engines:
How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
Paul G. Falkowski

"[Life’s Engines] is full of surprises . . . [I]mmensely rewarding."--Tim Flannery, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2015
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The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries<br>Edited by Roland Greene & Stephen Cushman

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries
Edited by Roland Greene & Stephen Cushman

"Helpful spin-off(s) from an acclaimed 'mother volume.'"--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Reaping Something New:
African American Transformations of Victorian Literature<br>Daniel Hack

Reaping Something New:
African American Transformations of Victorian Literature
Daniel Hack

"Reaping Something New bypasses the obvious strategy of scanning Victorian texts for African American characters or settings, asking instead how African American readers and writers appropriated and transformed precisely those Victorian texts whose subject matter appeared most distant from their own lives. By situating the connection between Victorian and African American texts at the level of reception rather than theme, Daniel Hack makes his conclusions both more surprising and more irrefutable. The question he raises about the afterlife of texts is a central one to literary criticism today and his book provides a model for scholars working across literary periods."--Leah Price, author of How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
Hardcover | 2016
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Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World<br>Carlos Fraenkel<br>Foreword by Michael Walzer<br>With a new afterword by the author

Teaching Plato in Palestine:
Philosophy in a Divided World
Carlos Fraenkel
Foreword by Michael Walzer
With a new afterword by the author

"What unites [the classroom conversations] is [Fraenkel's] skill in the art of posing questions designed to perplex and provoke. He lets us overhear the Socratic form of dialogue that Plato invented and that Mr. Fraenkel practices much to his students’ pleasure, and ours."--Benjamin Balint, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2016
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Technology Differences over Space and Time<br>Francesco Caselli

Technology Differences over Space and Time
Francesco Caselli

"Francesco Caselli is one of the world’s leading experts on economic growth. In Technology Differences over Space and Time, he provides a unified treatment of factor-biased technical change, brilliantly synthesizing earlier research and pushing the frontier forward. Among many insights, he shows how a common framework can help us understand both why skilled workers do so well over time and how this is particularly true in rich countries. Highly recommended!"--Charles I. Jones, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Hardcover | 2016
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