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Books released during the week of August 14, 2017


The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought<br>Dennis C. Rasmussen

The Infidel and the Professor:
David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
Dennis C. Rasmussen

"Lively and accessible--of broad interest to readers in philosophy, economics, political science, and other disciplines."--Kirkus

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys<br>John O’Brien

Keeping It Halal:
The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys
John O’Brien

"Swift and insightful. . . . O’Brien effectively shows teenage Muslim Americans to be an unjustly persecuted minority, delving into the psychology of how they behave in reaction to their outsider status in order to paint a portrait of social anxiety and strained assimilation that is universal in its power."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Welcome to the Universe: The Problem Book<br>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott

Welcome to the Universe:
The Problem Book
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott

"This book provides a very valuable resource for anyone who wants to acquire a reasonably quantitative understanding of introductory astronomy. The questions cover a broad range of interesting topics, and the solutions are thorough and often enlightening, providing additional insights into the subject matter."--Alex Filippenko, University of California, Berkeley

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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Books released during the week of August 7, 2017


Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques<br>Sarbani Basu & William J. Chaplin

Asteroseismic Data Analysis:
Foundations and Techniques
Sarbani Basu & William J. Chaplin

"Asteroseismology is a new, essential part of the stellar astronomy toolkit. Areas such as exoplanetary systems and galactic archaeology often employ asteroseismic analysis alongside traditional methods. This book is a comprehensive ‘how-to’ for working with asteroseismic data--appropriate for all those who want to try asteroseismology for themselves."--Steve Kawaler, Iowa State University

Hardcover | 2017
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Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics<br/>Rafaela M. Dancygier

Dilemmas of Inclusion:
Muslims in European Politics
Rafaela M. Dancygier

"Dilemmas of Inclusion brilliantly weaves a tapestry of electoral competition in Western Europe amid a rising tide of Muslim voters. Exposing the challenge of the political Left, Dancygier shows how the Left’s ideological foundations begin to crumble when they seek to attract voters who reject liberal social commitments to gender equality. Filled with stories, data, and empathy, this is a book that illuminates one of the great dilemmas of Western democratic development."--David D. Laitin, Stanford University

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter<br/>Peter Singer<br/>With a new afterword by the author

Ethics in the Real World:
82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
Peter Singer
With a new afterword by the author

"In his new book, Ethics in the Real World, Mr. Singer picks up the topics of animal rights and poverty amelioration and runs quite far with them. . . . This book is interesting because it offers a chance to witness this influential thinker grapple with more offbeat questions."--Dwight Garner, New York Times

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe<br/>Roger Penrose

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
Roger Penrose

"Physics has been at an awkward impasse for the past century. Two theories--quantum mechanics and general relativity--are widely believed to be true. . . . But they contradict each other in basic ways--they cannot both be entirely true. In Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe . . . Roger Penrose, an elder statesman of physics, considers the problem. As intellectually offbeat as he is eminent . . . He ventures here some novel ways in which the two theories might be reconciled."--Wall Street Journal

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
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Kafka: The Early Years<br>Reiner Stach<br>Translated by Shelley Frisch

Kafka:
The Early Years
Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch

"[An] immensely rewarding journey. This volume completes one of the great literary biographies of our time--indeed, any time. . . . So delightful, so magical, are the closing couple of pages that one longs to paraphrase them, but that would be to spoil the perfect balance the biographer achieves between comedy, wistfulness, and faint absurdity, qualities that are as much a mark of Kafka’s writing as its darkness and its terror. There could not have been a better close to this marvelous account of the life of a supremely great artist."--John Banville, New York Review of Books

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
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The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2<br>Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse<br>With a foreword by Ron Graham

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects:
Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2
Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse
With a foreword by Ron Graham

"Every essay in this collection can be appreciated by math enthusiasts of all levels, from high school students to research mathematicians. With work from leading mathematicians such as John Conway, Richard Guy, Bob Bosch, Peter Winkler, Tanya Khovanova, and Erik Demaine, what's not to love?"--Arthur Benjamin, author of The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring out Why

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics<br>Kip S. Thorne & Roger D. Blandford

Modern Classical Physics:
Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics
Kip S. Thorne & Roger D. Blandford

"Remarkable for its scope and authority, this text offers a new vision of the 'theoretical minimum' of classical physics that all physicists should know, a vision that I hope will revitalize the curricula of many physics departments. On my own shelf it will replace half a dozen dog-eared reference texts."--Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve<br>Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

The Myth of Independence:
How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve
Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

"Binder and Spindel have written an extremely thorough study of the Federal Reserve that shows how the institution, while in theory insulated from politics, is in reality anything but. Binder and Spindel persuasively argue that Congress and the Federal Reserve are interdependent entities. . . . Throughout, fascinating graphics depict the interrelationship between the Fed and congressional politics: one chart links the number of bills introduced to govern Fed policy with the unemployment rate. Binder and Spindel convincingly dispel the ‘myth’ of the Fed’s independence as one of the Capitol’s urban legends."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action<br>Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale, & Taha Yasseri

Political Turbulence:
How Social Media Shape Collective Action
Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale, & Taha Yasseri

"[C]ontributes an important series of creatively and rigorously researched insights into the social mechanics of Internet-based collective action, handing researchers a new toolbox of methods and techniques in the process."--Science

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2015
eBook available


The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart<br>Mitchell Cohen

The Politics of Opera:
A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Mitchell Cohen

"A tour de force. This is a lively and engaging account of the history of politics in opera, written with precision and grace. Vividly rendered, sweeping in scope, and a pleasure to read, Cohen's book is an astonishing achievement."--Julie Otsuka, author of The Buddha in the Attic

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Roman Market Economy<br>Peter Temin

The Roman Market Economy
Peter Temin

"Temin is a professional economist, and his book glows with the fervour of the true believer."--Peter Thonemann, Times Literary Supplement

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2012
eBook available


The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges<br>Derek Bok

The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges
Derek Bok

"Derek Bok has written a clear-eyed analysis of the challenges facing those interested in reforming our nation's colleges. Informed by data, scholarship, and the wisdom of experience, Bok's perspective is that of a thoughtful but loving critic, and he pulls no punches. His critiques of faculty, students, college presidents, trustees, foundations, and government policymakers are spot-on. All who wish to improve higher education should read this book."--Lawrence S. Bacow, president emeritus of Tufts University

Hardcover | 2017
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A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World<br>Erika Rappaport

A Thirst for Empire:
How Tea Shaped the Modern World
Erika Rappaport

"The book moves from the coffeehouses of London to the muggy plantations of Assam to the advertising firms of Madison Avenue, revealing the technologies and marketing techniques that were instrumental in achieving tea’s global popularity. Along the way, Rappaport touches on the temperance movement, commodity chains, Americans’ famous dislike of tea, and the sociocultural sphere inhabited by the planter class in Southeast Asia, among many other topics. Exhaustively researched and winningly recounted."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party<br>A. James McAdams

Vanguard of the Revolution:
The Global Idea of the Communist Party
A. James McAdams

"A highly informed and beautifully written history of the rise and decline of world communism - and of the theory and practice of the ‘leading role of the party.’ Vanguard of the Revolution is ideal for students and general readers alike."--George Breslauer, University of California, Berkeley

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being<br>Zoltan J. Acs

Why Philanthropy Matters:
How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being
Zoltan J. Acs

"In The Gospel of Wealth (1889), Andrew Carnegie urged his prosperous contemporaries to avoid 'hoarding great sums' and to give their 'surplus' wealth away during their lifetimes, to strengthen an economic system that might thereby produce some riches for all. In the more measured tones of an economist, Mr. Acs is making much the same point: A capitalist economy not only enables but requires philanthropy. Through it, entrepreneurs can support the kinds of institutions that generate discoveries and that provide pathways for other people to make their own fortunes."--Leslie Lenkowsky, Wall Street Journal

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2013
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Books released during the week of August 1, 2017


American Religion: Contemporary Trends, Second Edition<br>Mark Chaves<br>With a new preface by the author

American Religion:
Contemporary Trends
Second Edition
Mark Chaves
With a new preface by the author

"Chaves has provided new scholars, nonspecialists in the sociology of religion, and the general public with an accessible and accurate text that gathers a wide range of information into one place, and does so in barely more than 100 pages. Chaves's American Religion will serve as an important introduction to the topic and a reference for scholars, religious leaders, and the general public for years to come."--Paul J. Olson, Sociology of Religion

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt<br>Omnia El Shakry

The Arabic Freud:
Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt
Omnia El Shakry

"In a world in which Islam is all too often thought to be incompatible with a ‘secular’ Western thought system like psychoanalysis, The Arabic Freud demonstrates—spectacularly—that nothing could be further from the truth. El Shakry’s beautiful book shows, definitively, that what counts as psychoanalysis could be—indeed was—just as well produced in decolonizing Cairo as in Vienna or New York. This is a major contribution to the intellectual history of modern Egypt—and of modern ideas of selfhood more generally."--Dagmar Herzog, author of Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Culture of Contentment<br>John Kenneth Galbraith<br>With a new foreword by Jeff Madrick

The Culture of Contentment
John Kenneth Galbraith
With a new foreword by Jeff Madrick

"Thought-provoking."--Kirkus Reviews

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government<br>Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels<br>With a new afterword by the authors

Democracy for Realists:
Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels
With a new afterword by the authors

"For decades, political scientists have blasted away at electoral models based primarily on the idea of rational choice. In the most recent and sophisticated entry in the field, Democracy for Realists, Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that even well-informed and politically engaged voters mostly choose candidates based on their social identities and partisan loyalties. Judging from the 2016 polls, that theory looks pretty good."--E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism,
New Edition<br>Sheldon S. Wolin<br>With a new introduction by Chris Hedges

Democracy Incorporated:
Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
New Edition
Sheldon S. Wolin
With a new introduction by Chris Hedges

"[A] comprehensive diagnosis of our failings as a democratic polity by one of our most seasoned and respected political philosophers. . . . Democracy Incorporated is a devastating critique of the contemporary government of the United States--including what has happened to it in recent years and what must be done if it is not to disappear into history along with its classic totalitarian predecessors."--Chalmers Johnson, Truthdig

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay<br>Alison Isenberg

Designing San Francisco:
Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay
Alison Isenberg

"Alison Isenberg's Designing San Francisco explores a series of controversies from the 1940s through the 1970s, decades when activists, artists, environmentalists, and preservationists challenged establishment approaches to land use, public sculpture, and urban redevelopment in the Bay Area. Her fascinating book is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design."--Dolores Hayden, Yale University, author of The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Economics in Perspective: A Critical History<br>John Kenneth Galbraith<br>With a new foreword by Richard Parker

Economics in Perspective:
A Critical History
John Kenneth Galbraith
With a new foreword by Richard Parker

"Remarkable. . . .Economics in Perspective will raise Galbraith's reputation among those who already know him and will introduce him to a new generation. More than a quick one-volume review of economic thought, [this book] is a sweeping, often brilliant and always accessible summary of the insights Galbraith has developed."--Los Angeles Times

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Evolutionary Community Ecology<br>Mark A. McPeek

Evolutionary Community Ecology
Mark A. McPeek

"Uniting the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, Evolutionary Community Ecology is a landmark book. McPeek synthesizes niche theory and the adaptive landscape, and he integrates topics as disparate as paleontology, biogeography, phylogenetics, speciation, and invasion biology to provide a compelling research agenda for evolutionary ecology in the twenty-first century."--Jonathan Losos, coeditor of How Evolution Shapes Our Lives

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848<br>Jonathan Israel

The Expanding Blaze:
How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
Jonathan Israel

"Stoutly makes the case that the American Revolution was ‘of immense consequence for America’s future and for the rest of globe.’ Though not a new argument, it has never before been made so fully or with such convincing force. . . . Like Israel’s previous books, this bravura, complex, learned interpretation of 75 years of revolutionary history is sure to stir debate."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? New Edition<br>Philip E. Tetlock<br>With a new preface by the author

Expert Political Judgment:
How Good Is It? How Can We Know?
New Edition
Philip E. Tetlock
With a new preface by the author

"It is the somewhat gratifying lesson of Philip Tetlock's new book . . . that people who make prediction their business--people who appear as experts on television, get quoted in newspaper articles, advise governments and businesses, and participate in punditry roundtables--are no better than the rest of us. When they're wrong, they're rarely held accountable, and they rarely admit it, either. . . . It would be nice if there were fewer partisans on television disguised as "analysts" and "experts". . . . But the best lesson of Tetlock's book may be the one that he seems most reluctant to draw: Think for yourself."--Louis Menand, The New Yorker

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History<br>Tonio Andrade

The Gunpowder Age:
China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History
Tonio Andrade

"[An] enlightening new history."--Alex Monro, Times Literary Supplement

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available


The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations<br>Tsedal Neeley

The Language of Global Success:
How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations
Tsedal Neeley

"Neeley . . . tackles her study of ‘Englishnization’ with scholarly rigor and journalistic zeal. . . . [The Language of Global Success] skillfully demonstrates that major corporate initiatives must be championed by top leadership and provide meaningful support and training for employees."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went<br>John Kenneth Galbraith<br>With a new foreword by James K. Galbraith

Money:
Whence It Came, Where It Went
John Kenneth Galbraith
With a new foreword by James K. Galbraith

"No American writer has done more to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable than John Kenneth Galbraith."--USA Today

Paperback | 2017


The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve<br>Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

The Myth of Independence:
How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve
Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

"Binder and Spindel have written an extremely thorough study of the Federal Reserve that shows how the institution, while in theory insulated from politics, is in reality anything but. Binder and Spindel persuasively argue that Congress and the Federal Reserve are interdependent entities. . . . Throughout, fascinating graphics depict the interrelationship between the Fed and congressional politics: one chart links the number of bills introduced to govern Fed policy with the unemployment rate. Binder and Spindel convincingly dispel the ‘myth’ of the Fed’s independence as one of the Capitol’s urban legends."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


A New Stoicism, Revised Edition<br>Lawrence C. Becker

A New Stoicism
Revised Edition
Lawrence C. Becker

"An effective antidote to the caricatures of Stoic theory which still infect the literary and philosophical world. . . . A New Stoicism is a fine contribution to the theory and practice of philosophical therapy."--Stephen R. L. Clark, Philosophy

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis<br>John L. Campbell & John A. Hall

The Paradox of Vulnerability:
States, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis
John L. Campbell & John A. Hall

"This important and lively book develops a compelling argument about the complex relations between vulnerability and national cohesion. With a focus on how Denmark, Ireland, and Switzerland coped with the effects of the financial crisis of 2008, The Paradox of Vulnerability demonstrates how and why some capitalist states succeed in difficult times."--Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War<br>Robert J. Gordon<br>With a new afterword by the author

The Rise and Fall of American Growth:
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Robert J. Gordon
With a new afterword by the author

"The Rise and Fall of American Growth. . . is the Thomas Piketty-esque economic must read of the year."--Rana Foroohar, Time

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence<br>Rachel Sherman

Uneasy Street:
The Anxieties of Affluence
Rachel Sherman

"At a time of growing class inequality, how do the wealthy grapple with their privileged economic position? In Uneasy Street, Sherman offers a remarkable look inside the world of affluence and shows how the liberal elite struggles to attain moral worthiness. This book skillfully advances our understanding of social class and makes an important contribution to the sociology of money."--Viviana A. Zelizer, author of Economic Lives

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


What Is Global History?<br>Sebastian Conrad

What Is Global History?
Sebastian Conrad

"Conrad makes a case for global history as a self-consciously political and ethical enterprise through an enjoyable synthesis of what has to date been a diffuse, even incoherent field. A must read for anyone attempting to write or read global history."--Choice

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available

Books released during the week of July 24, 2017


The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution<br>Yuri Slezkine

The House of Government:
A Saga of the Russian Revolution
Yuri Slezkine

"A master stylist as well as a first-class historian. The extraordinarily detailed information on the households and the complexity of their domestic relations is one of the remarkable and unique aspects of this book."--Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation<br/>Timothy J. Jorgensen

Strange Glow:
The Story of Radiation
Timothy J. Jorgensen

"Jorgensen walks readers through the history of humanity's interaction with radiation. . . . [Strange Glow] is a solid, accessible work, but perhaps its most beneficial aspect is that Jorgensen equips readers with enough knowledge to make their own risk assessments, whether it is of a potential medical diagnostic test or a particular consumer decision."--Publishers Weekly

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of July 17, 2017


American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability<br>Robert Wuthnow

American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability
Robert Wuthnow

"American Misfits is filled with colorful anecdotes, lively characters, and sharp social analysis. One of America's leading sociologists, Robert Wuthnow shows that respectability is rarely about respecting others but rather about identifying others to malign for their deficiencies and offenses."--Leigh Eric Schmidt, Washington University in St. Louis

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Chopin and His World<br>Edited by Jonathan D. Bellman & Halina Goldberg

Chopin and His World
Edited by Jonathan D. Bellman & Halina Goldberg

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic friends and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his music in light of the cultural narratives formed during his lifetime.

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History<br>Rita Chin

The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe:
A History
Rita Chin

"Chin . . . has produced a well-researched and readable study of policies toward immigrant communities in Great Britain, France, and, to a lesser extent, Germany, from immediately after WWII to the present. . . . She clearly explains how the key consideration for policy makers shifted from their countries’ economic conditions to fear of radical Islam. This trend started with the 1989 fatwa against Salman Rushdie and took full effect after 9/11 and the July 2005 London attacks. In a fine concluding chapter Chin notes flaws both in versions of 'multiculturalism' that foster a view of ethnic communities as homogenous and in the exclusion of immigrant minorities from national narratives."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism<br>Daniel Kupfert Heller

Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism
Daniel Kupfert Heller

"This is a most provocative, solid scholarly work on a heretofore little-explored topic in 20th-century Polish-Jewish and Zionist history."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible<br>William N. Goetzmann<br>With a new afterword by the author

Money Changes Everything:
How Finance Made Civilization Possible
William N. Goetzmann
With a new afterword by the author

"Fascinating. . . . [B]rilliantly illuminated by scores of vivid examples, generously illustrated with a wealth of pictures, comprehensive in its geographical and temporal scope, and in my view almost entirely convincing."--Felix Martin, New York Times Book Review

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies: An Integrated Approach<br>Gary Goertz

Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies:
An Integrated Approach
Gary Goertz

"By putting case studies and causal mechanisms at the heart of multimethod research, Gary Goertz’s new book has made a profoundly important contribution. Here, finally, is a methodological work that shows why qualitative analysis often must be in the driver’s seat when one is conducting integrative research."--James Mahoney, Northwestern University

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2017
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The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power<br>Jakub J. Grygiel & A. Wess Mitchell<br>With a new preface by the authors

The Unquiet Frontier:
Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power
Jakub J. Grygiel & A. Wess Mitchell
With a new preface by the authors

"[Grygiel and Mitchell] paint a stark and compelling picture of the emerging geopolitical landscape. They remind us that, in the post–Cold War era, geopolitics matters."--H.R. McMaster, Wall Street Journal

Paperback | 2017
eBook available

Books released during the week of July 3, 2017


Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside<br>Tore C. Olsson

Agrarian Crossings:
Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside
Tore C. Olsson

"A model of border-crossing scholarship, Agrarian Crossings brilliantly illuminates the deep interconnections between U.S. and Mexican history. Neither the New Deal nor Mexican agrarian reform will ever look the same again."--Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance<br>Adair Turner<br>With a new afterword by the author

Between Debt and the Devil:
Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance
Adair Turner
With a new afterword by the author

"[Between Debt and the Devil] represents an important challenge to economic orthodoxy, which, as [Turner] rightly notes, has already failed us once."--John Cassidy, New Yorker

Paperback | 2017
eBook available


The Great Formal Machinery Works: Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age<br>Jan von Plato

The Great Formal Machinery Works:
Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age
Jan von Plato

"Von Plato's book is a lively and provocative history of mathematical logic, centered on the game-changing discoveries of Gödel, Turing, and Gentzen. Every mathematician interested in foundations will enjoy this book, and will likely lose some misconceptions as well as gain new insights."--John Stillwell, author of Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel

Hardcover | 2017
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Hegel's Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation<br>Molly Farneth

Hegel's Social Ethics:
Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation
Molly Farneth

"Molly Farneth has brought Hegel to the people. Her excellent book presents a fresh interpretation of one of the most important works in the history of philosophy, overcomes impasses in political theory and religious studies, makes a major contribution to the study of democracy, and initiates readers into the dialogic relationship that is the key to Hegel's social ethics. This book will command wide audiences in the humanities and social sciences for a long time."--Ian Ward, McMaster University

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Religion:
What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters<br>Christian Smith

Religion:
What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters
Christian Smith

"Articulate, accessible, and engaging, this book is recommended for students as well as seasoned scholars."--Roger Finke, Pennsylvania State University

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015<br>Melvyn P. Leffler

Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism:
U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015
Melvyn P. Leffler

"This is the best one-volume interpretation of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. Leffler plumbs deeply into the archives of American decision makers to understand their motivations, fears, and aspirations. He shows how realism and expansionism have repeatedly conjoined, often out of defensive impulses, to push Americans into unwanted conflicts with undesirable results. Everyone interested in foreign policy should read this book."--Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency

Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


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