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Tiberius and His Age Tiberius and His Age: Myth, Sex, Luxury, and Power Edward Champlin

A radical new portrait of the infamous Roman emperor

Leibniz in His World Leibniz in His World: The Making of a Savant Audrey Borowski

A sweeping intellectual biography that restores the Enlightenment polymath to the intellectual, scientific, and courtly worlds that shaped his early life and thought

Robespierre Robespierre: The Man Who Divides Us the Most Marcel Gauchet

How Robespierre’s career and legacy embody the dangerous contradictions of democracy

Up from the Depths Up from the Depths: Herman Melville, Lewis Mumford, and Rediscovery in Dark Times Aaron Sachs

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

A double portrait of two of America’s most influential writers that reveals the surprising connections between them—and their uncanny relevance to our age of crisis

Professor of Apocalypse Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes Jerry Z. Muller

The controversial Jewish thinker whose tortured path led him into the heart of twentieth-century intellectual life

Denmark Vesey's Bible Denmark Vesey's Bible: The Thwarted Revolt That Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial Jeremy Schipper

A timely and provocative account of the Bible’s role in one of the most consequential episodes in the history of slavery

The Only Woman in the Room The Only Woman in the Room: Golda Meir and Her Path to Power Pnina Lahav

A feminist biography of the only woman to become prime minister of Israel

Rome's Patron Rome's Patron: The Lives and Afterlives of Maecenas Emily Gowers

The story of Maecenas and his role in the evolution and continuing legacy of ancient Roman poetry and culture

Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva Janaki Bakhle

A monumental intellectual history of the pivotal figure of Hindu nationalism

Genius at Play Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway Siobhan Roberts

A multifaceted biography of a brilliant mathematician and iconoclast