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Books released during the week of March 30, 2015

A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s<br>Nancy Woloch A Class by Herself:
Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
Nancy Woloch

"A monumental contribution to the history of gendered labor law, Woloch's clear and authoritative guide to this complex topic provides a solid foundation for future scholars. Its commanding perspective offers effective summaries, astute interpretations, and thoughtful connections across a century of social, economic, and political change. This is a book of enduring value to historians, legal scholars, and everyone interested in fairness in the workplace."--Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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The Globalization of Inequality<br>François Bourguignon<br>Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton The Globalization of Inequality
François Bourguignon
Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

"In this season of tomes on inequality, François Bourguignon's book stands out for its ability to combine global sweep with attention to minutiae, its passionate concern for the world's burgeoning inequality, and dispassionate analysis of the causes behind these growing disparities. An amazing amount can be learned from this slim volume on inequality within and across nations."--Kaushik Basu, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank
Hardcover | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of March 23, 2015

Britain's Hoverflies: A Field Guide<br>Revised and Updated Second edition<br>Stuart Ball & Roger Morris Britain's Hoverflies:
A Field Guide
Revised and Updated Second edition
Stuart Ball & Roger Morris

Praise for the previous edition: "[W]onderfully informative. . . . [T]he book is billed on the front cover as An introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain. But it's rather better than a simple introduction--in fact it is quite complete, covering each of the 70 genera to occur in Britain and 165 of the commoner species that one is likely to find within our shores, giving the prospective reader more than enough material to go at and thus proving quite brilliant for the mere mortals of hoverfly identification such as me. . . . This particular group of insects has been crying out for a modern and comprehensive field guide of high quality for years, and finally it is here. Go and buy it--it's essential!"--Josh Jones, BirdGuides
Paperback | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, April 1923–May 1925<br>Documentary edition<br>Albert Einstein<br>Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, József Illy, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer & Osik Moses The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14:
The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, April 1923–May 1925
Documentary edition
Albert Einstein
Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, József Illy, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer & Osik Moses

The more than one thousand letters and several dozen writings included in this volume cover the years immediately before the final formulation of new quantum mechanics. The discovery of the Compton effect in 1923 vindicates Einstein’s light quantum hypothesis. Niels Bohr still criticizes Einstein’s conception of light quanta and advances an alternative theory, but Walther Bothe and Hans Geiger perform a difficult experiment that decides in favor of Einstein’s theory. At the same time, Satyendranath Bose sends a new quantum theoretical derivation of Planck’s law to Einstein and he discovers what is now known as Bose-Einstein condensation. Einstein attempts to reformulate a unified theory of the gravitational and electromagnetic fields.
Hardcover | 2015 | $140.00 / £97.00

Efficiently Inefficient: How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined<br>Lasse Heje Pedersen Efficiently Inefficient:
How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined
Lasse Heje Pedersen

"This valuable and intriguing book provides a contemporary survey of investments across a wide spectrum of asset classes and strategies. Combining a wonderful narrative with a rigorous analytical structure, Efficiently Inefficient serves the needs of students, serious investors, and professionals. It is an important contribution to the investment literature."--Gary P. Brinson, CFA, GP Brinson Investments
Hardcover | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts<br>Edited by Marc Michael Epstein<br>With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink:
Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
Edited by Marc Michael Epstein
With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal

"There is simply no other book like this. Enlightening, accessible, and superbly written in a clear and jargon-free style, it makes a much-needed contribution to our knowledge of Jewish visual and literary cultures. It will no doubt be a coveted volume."--Maya Balakirsky Katz, Touro College
Hardcover | 2015 | $60.00 / £41.95

Books released during the week of March 16, 2015

The Enlightenment: History of an Idea<br>Updated edition<br>Vincenzo Ferrone<br>With a new afterword by the author<br>Translated by Elisabetta Tarantino The Enlightenment:
History of an Idea
Updated edition
Vincenzo Ferrone
With a new afterword by the author
Translated by Elisabetta Tarantino

"Ferrone's compelling and courageous effort to disentangle the conceptions of the Enlightenment advanced by historians and philosophers since the eighteenth century results in a volume indispensable to historians and philosophers alike--and especially all those interested in how the late Enlightenment's 'laboratory of modernity' gave rise to and continues to shape our understanding of humanism today."--Ryan Patrick Hanley, author of Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction<br>Beth Shapiro How to Clone a Mammoth:
The Science of De-Extinction
Beth Shapiro

"[Shapiro] goes to great lengths to demystify the art and science of cloning."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging<br>Habib Ammari, Elie Bretin, Josselin Garnier, Hyeonbae Kang, Hyundae Lee & Abdul Wahab Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging
Habib Ammari, Elie Bretin, Josselin Garnier, Hyeonbae Kang, Hyundae Lee & Abdul Wahab

"This book covers recent mathematical, numerical, and statistical approaches for elasticity imaging of inclusions and cracks. A precise and timely book, it is easy to follow and will interest readers."--Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
Hardcover | 2015 | $65.00 / £44.95
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Books released during the week of March 9, 2015

Britain's Butterflies: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland<br>Fully Revised and Updated Third edition<br>David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash & David Tomlinson Britain's Butterflies:
A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland
Fully Revised and Updated Third edition
David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash & David Tomlinson

Praise for the previous edition: "Undoubtedly this book is one of the best and could be used to help one find and then identify Britain's butterflies with confidence."--Nick Bowles, Atropos
Paperback | 2015 | $25.95 / £17.95
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Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction<br>Edited by Gerhard Bowering Islamic Political Thought:
An Introduction
Edited by Gerhard Bowering

Praise for Princeton's previous edition:"[L]ucid and engaging . . . Enlightening and challenging . . . [A] work of high-quality erudition packaged in an accessible manner which will benefit a wider readership."--Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century<br>Updated edition<br>Angela E. Stent<br>With a new chapter by the author The Limits of Partnership:
U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
Updated edition
Angela E. Stent
With a new chapter by the author

"In her largely chronological account of U.S.-Russian relations since 1990, Ms. Stent gives a comprehensive overview of the obstacles that have prevented a closer relationship."--Yascha Mount, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left<br>Landon R. Y. Storrs The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left
Landon R. Y. Storrs

"[I]mportant, portentous work . . . the means by which the once powerful American Left was reduced to stigmatized impotence were far from pretty. In fact, Storrs argues convincingly that historians have yet to grasp just how ugly they were."--David Hawkes, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Books released during the week of March 2, 2015

An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions<br>Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen An Uncertain Glory:
India and its Contradictions
Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

"It's an urgent, passionate, political work that makes the case that India cannot move forward without investing significantly--as every other major industrialized country has already done--in public services. . . . This book is . . . a heartfelt plea to rethink what progress in a poor country ought to look like."--Jyoti Thottam, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95
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Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann<br>C. G. Jung & Erich Neumann<br>Edited and introduced by Martin Liebscher<br>Translated by Heather McCartney Analytical Psychology in Exile:
The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann
C. G. Jung & Erich Neumann
Edited and introduced by Martin Liebscher
Translated by Heather McCartney

"Erich Neumann's place in the history of analytical psychology may finally find the positive reassessment it deserves via this collection of his correspondence with Carl Jung. . . . Perhaps most importantly, these letters allow us to see a mutually enriching exchange of ideas that formed a significant, though underappreciated, passage of intellectual history. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the theoretical origins of psychoanalysis."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds<br>Louise Barrett Beyond the Brain:
How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
Louise Barrett

"Beyond the Brain is an astonishingly good book, both substantive and fun to read. . . . Barrett re-centres the field on the study of animal cognition. I think this is an excellent decision, and not just because it allows her to tell some great animal stories. The main advantage is not narrative but substantive: her careful reconstruction of the grounds of natural cognition is simply more convincing and more relevant than even the best discussion of artificial intelligence could ever be. . . . Beyond the Brain is full of . . . interesting and heterodox discussions, and is sure to engage, enrage, and inspire in differential measure depending on the reader's theoretical proclivities."--Michael L. Anderson, Journal of Consciousness Studies
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life<br>Enrico Coen Cells to Civilizations:
The Principles of Change That Shape Life
Enrico Coen

"This attempt at a grand theoretical synthesis within biology explores the transformative powers and creative forces that have brought about the living world from the first cells to the latest developments in cultural and technological evolution. . . . [Coen's] eloquently written book offers a programmatic synthesis and an empirically grounded proposal for a theory of biology. . . . Cells to Civilizations will stimulate many productive discussions about the origins and development of life in all its complexities."--Manfred D. Laubichler, Science
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2011 | $39.95 / £27.95
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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, April 1923–May 1925 (English Translation Supplement) Documentary edition<br>Albert Einstein<br>Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, József Illy, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer & Osik Moses<br>Translated by Ann M. Hentschel & Jennifer Nollar James<br>Klaus Hentschel, consultant The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 14:
The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, April 1923–May 1925 (English Translation Supplement)
Documentary edition
Albert Einstein
Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, József Illy, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, Tilman Sauer & Osik Moses
Translated by Ann M. Hentschel & Jennifer Nollar James
Klaus Hentschel, consultant

In the almost one hundred writings and more than one thousand letters included in this volume, Einstein is revealed yet again as the consummate puzzler of myriad scientific problems as well as the invested participant in social and political engagements.
Paperback | 2015 | $45.00 / £30.95

The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present<br>Updated edition<br>David Runciman<br>With a new afterword by the author The Confidence Trap:
A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present
Updated edition
David Runciman
With a new afterword by the author

"His rich and refreshing book will be of intense interest to anyone puzzled by the near paralysis that seems to afflict democratic government in a number of countries, not least the United States. Runciman's account of the workings of the confidence trap--the belief that democracy will always survive--will serve as an antidote to the moods of alarm and triumph by which writers on democracy are regularly seized."--John Gray, New York Review of Books
Paperback | 2015 | $14.95 / £9.95
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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago<br>Updated edition<br>Douglas H. Erwin<br>With a new preface by the author Extinction:
How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago
Updated edition
Douglas H. Erwin
With a new preface by the author

"Theories and mysteries can be dispelled with good data from the geologic record, and Erwin (a paleobiologist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History) offers an authoritative account of the search for these data and for the cause of the extinction. . . . Extinction provides a great reference for researchers and the interested lay reader alike."--Andrew M. Bush, Science
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions<br>Edwin Abbott Abbott<br>With an introduction by Thomas Banchoff Flatland:
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin Abbott Abbott
With an introduction by Thomas Banchoff

"One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world."--The Washington Post Book World
Paperback | 2015 | $12.95 / £8.95
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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve<br>Updated edition<br>Ian Morris<br>Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Macedo<br>With commentary by Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Margaret Atwood Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels:
How Human Values Evolve
Updated edition
Ian Morris
Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Macedo
With commentary by Richard Seaford, Jonathan D. Spence, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Margaret Atwood

"A provocative explanation for the evolution and divergence of ethical values. . . . In the hands of this talented writer and thinker, [the] material becomes an engaging intellectual adventure."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics<br>Edited by Jennifer Y. Chi & Pedro Azara From Ancient to Modern:
Archaeology and Aesthetics
Edited by Jennifer Y. Chi & Pedro Azara

This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish.
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.95 / £27.95
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Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem<br>Catherine Robson Heart Beats:
Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem
Catherine Robson

"It's tempting to sentimentalize an era in which poetry--memorized, recited poetry--held so prominent a place in the culture. But its once-substantial role turns out to be a mixed and complicated tale, as thoroughly chronicled [by] Catherine Robson."--Brad Leithauser, NewYorker.com
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $45.00 / £30.95
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Higher Education in America<br>Revised edition<br>Derek Bok Higher Education in America
Revised edition
Derek Bok

"Magisterial."--Stanley Fish, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media<br>Diana C. Mutz In-Your-Face Politics:
The Consequences of Uncivil Media
Diana C. Mutz

"With ample humor and sufficient exposition for a lay audience, she conducts and analyzes a series of experiments carefully crafted to study how extreme close-ups and uncivil behavior in political TV affect the public discourse. . . . An approachable yet scientifically rigorous look at what passes for political discourse in America."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth<br>Updated edition<br>Andrew H. Knoll<br>With a new preface by the author Life on a Young Planet:
The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth
Updated edition
Andrew H. Knoll
With a new preface by the author

"A fascinating book. . . . The catastrophic surface narrative of this impressive and intriguing book would surely have pleased Stephen Jay Gould; but I think its deterministic subtext would have pleased Charles Darwin still more."--Matt Cartmill, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95

Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change<br>Edmund Phelps Mass Flourishing:
How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
Edmund Phelps

"The book eloquently discusses the culture of innovation, which can refer to both an entrepreneurial mind-set and the cultural achievements during an age of change. . . . The dismal science becomes a little brighter when Mr. Phelps draws the connections between the economic ferment of the industrial age and the art of Beethoven, Verdi and Rodin."--Edward Glaeser, Wall Street Journal
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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On Elizabeth Bishop<br>Colm Tóibín On Elizabeth Bishop
Colm Tóibín

"Novelist Tóibín (Nora Webster) gives an intimate and engaging look at Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and its influence on his own work. . . . Tóibín is also present in the book, and his relationship to Bishop's work and admiration of her style gives the book much of its power. Whether one is familiar with Bishop's life and work or is looking to Tóibín to learn more, this book will appeal to many readers."--Publishers Weekly starred review
Hardcover | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz<br>John Marenbon Pagans and Philosophers:
The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz
John Marenbon

"In this book, John Marenbon exhibits remarkable erudition and a formidable command of the relevant texts, both scholastic and literary. He is adept at setting out complex issues in a clear way, and his book incorporates much little-known and fascinating material in the history of ideas."--Anthony Kenny, author of A New History of Western Philosophy
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael<br>James Clifton, Liesbeth M. Helmus & Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.<br>With contributions by Stijn Alsteens & Anne W. Lowenthal Pleasure and Piety:
The Art of Joachim Wtewael
James Clifton, Liesbeth M. Helmus & Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
With contributions by Stijn Alsteens & Anne W. Lowenthal

"The definitive study of one of the period’s most significant artists."--H. Rodney Nevitt Jr., University of Houston
Hardcover | 2015 | $65.00 / £44.95

Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy<br>Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole & Howard Rosenthal Political Bubbles:
Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy
Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole & Howard Rosenthal

"As pundits debate the causes of the 2008 economic crisis, the authors contend that financial crises have inherently political dimensions. McCarty, Poole, and Rosenthal argue persuasively that political bubbles and market bubbles are highly similar, with policy biases contributing to and amplifying market behavior. . . . The authors provide an exhaustive review of structural problems that they believe impede effective government response to new catastrophic economic developments. Their arguments transcend the academic to include historical precedents and specifics on Wall Street machinations."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master<br>Maria H. Loh Still Lives:
Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master
Maria H. Loh

"This ambitious and complex book opens up the study of the Italian Renaissance with renewed theoretical and scholarly vigor. Maria Loh paints a vivid portrait of the messy politics of studio culture and the new pictorial economies resulting from the printing press."--Todd Olson, University of California, Berkeley
Hardcover | 2015 | $49.95 / £34.95

<i>They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else</i>: A History of Armenian Genocide<br>Ronald Grigor Suny "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else":
A History of the Armenian Genocide
Ronald Grigor Suny

"[A] deeply researched, fair-minded study. . . . Suny creates a compelling narrative of vengeance and terror."--Kirkus, starred review
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Thinking About the Presidency: The Primacy of Power<br>William G. Howell<br>With David Milton Brent<br>With a new preface by the author Thinking About the Presidency:
The Primacy of Power
William G. Howell
With David Milton Brent
With a new preface by the author

"Thinking about the Presidency is a relatively brief book which would do well in any survey-level course on executive leadership or the structure of American government. . . . By looking at the presidency through the lens of expanding presidential power, Howell and Brent left this reader asking for more: such as why government works this way or why Congress reacts as it does. That it leaves open those questions indicates that this book is a valuable addition to any graduate-level course."--Seth Offenbach, Journal of American Studies
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
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Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations<br>Linda L. Fowler Watchdogs on the Hill:
The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations
Linda L. Fowler

"Examining the evolution and deterioration of oversight on the Senate side of the Capitol, this thorough and theoretically grounded work offers systematic insight into the national security watchdog that doesn't always bark. Fowler's call to 'renew foreign policy oversight' will be deeply interesting to scholars, practitioners, and citizens alike."--Christopher J. Deering, George Washington University
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $95.00 / £65.00
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White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics<br>Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal White Backlash:
Immigration, Race, and American Politics
Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

"White Backlash is one of the best books I have read in the last half century. Based on rigorous analyses of multiple data sets and presented in remarkably clear prose, the book advances a compelling and original argument that will change the way we talk about immigration and electoral politics. I highly recommend this important work to anyone seeking an understanding of the current and growing racial divide in U.S. politics."--Willliam Julius Wilson, author of More than Just Race
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Books released during the week of February 17, 2015

The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism’s Future<br><br>Updated edition<br>Geoff Mulgan The Locust and the Bee:
Predators and Creators in Capitalism’s Future
Updated edition
Geoff Mulgan
With a new afterword by the author

"Geoff Mulgan's The Locust and the Bee is an important contribution to this field."--John Lloyd, Financial Times
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
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