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Latest titles for the week of August 26, 2019


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Black Land
Imperial Ethiopianism and African America
Nadia Nurhussein

"One of the most nuanced studies of Ethiopia and modern black cultural production, Black Land deploys uncommon subtlety and verve in insightful readings of a wide swath of material—from literature and political speeches to plays and journalism. Nurhussein offers a critique of the overlapping political geographies of European colonialism, U.S. black nationalism, and Abyssinian imperialism, and a trenchant reassessment of how the territories of empire have always extended beyond land."—Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University

Hardcover | 2019
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Citizenship 2.0
Dual Nationality as a Global Asset
Yossi Harpaz

"Citizenship 2.0 makes a significant contribution to comparative studies of citizenship as a legal status. Harpaz has a rare gift for interpreting individual motives and attitudes. With a highly original argument, he teases out all the nuances and emotional ambivalences that drive his respondents toward seeking an external citizenship that they do not intend to fully and immediately use. This book is a real gem."—Rainer Bauböck, author of Democratic Inclusion

Hardcover | 2019
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Efficiently Inefficient
How Smart Money Invests and Market Prices Are Determined Lasse
Heje Pedersen

"Encyclopedic in its cataloging of active management strategies and authoritative in its analysis of the practical issues of their implementation."—Martin S. Fridson, Financial Analysts Journal

Hardcover | 2015
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Formations of Belief
Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular
Edited by Philip Nord, Katja Guenther, and Max Weiss

"This erudite book demonstrates that everything of value comes with its own limitations and problems, and that we must therefore find a proper way to live with both religion and secularism. A deep historical reflection on the complex human condition, Formations of Belief will be of enormous interest to historians, scholars of religion, and philosophers."—Rajeev Bhargava, author of The Promise of India's Secular Democracy

Hardcover | 2019
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Learning in the Fast Lane
The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement
Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Andrew E. Scanlan

"While ample research has sought to understand the benefits of AP participation and success, Learning in the Fast Lane puts that research into context, situating the program amid other education reform efforts and comparing it to alternatives. This is insightful scholarship."—Martin R. West, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Hardcover | 2019
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Moving Up without Losing Your Way
The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility
Jennifer M. Morton

"What are the ethical costs borne by first-generation students and their families and communities? Moving Up without Losing Your Way investigates the burden that first-generation, low-income, and immigrant students carry when they strive to achieve upward mobility through attending college. This book reshapes the conversation about upward mobility, shifting our focus from the opportunities embedded in the current social structure to the price paid by those aiming to climb it."—Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania

Hardcover | 2019
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Our Great Purpose
Adam Smith on Living a Better Life
Ryan Patrick Hanley

"A brilliant and original way to encounter Adam Smith—a book that will still be read in fifty years."—David Warsh, author of Economic Principals: Masters and Mavericks of Modern Economics

Hardcover | 2019
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Sorting Out the Mixed Economy
The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas
Amy C. Offner

"A most welcome addition to our understanding of public policy in the United States and Colombia, Sorting Out the Mixed Economy shows the deep links between economic and social policy since the mid-twentieth century and also helps to explain the cruel erosion of the welfare state."—Victor Bulmer-Thomas, University College London

Hardcover | 2019
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This Land Is Our Land
The Struggle for a New Commonwealth
Jedediah Purdy

"This Land Is Our Land is moving, unsettling, and, ultimately, inspiring—a profound meditation for our heedless era."—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Hardcover | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of August 19, 2019


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Before Our Eyes
New and Selected Poems, 1975–2017
Eleanor Wilner

"Before books, the ancients had their memory theaters to treasure and keep in reach all they knew. Eleanor Wilner's memory theater is a vast and glorious gathering of years of poems that question, deepen, rage, inspire, and connect. Working from myth and history, through grief and edgy expanse, Wilner is our oracle, the generous troubling overvoice of our age, our light, our dark, and our best."—Marianne Boruch, author of The Anti-Grief

Hardcover | 2019
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Chicago Price Theory
Sonia Jaffe, Robert Minton, Casey B. Mulligan, and Kevin M. Murphy

"A tremendous resource. This comprehensive and innovative book brings together in one great package the Chicago way of thinking about price theory."—Douglas A. Irwin, author of Free Trade under Fire

Hardcover | 2019
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The Book of Genesis
A Biography
Ronald Hendel

"[Hendel's] book is recommended to all those who would like to strike up an acquaintance with Genesis in its austere beauty and intriguing complexity."—Krzysztof Napora, Biblical Annals

Hardcover | 2012
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Brooklyn
The Once and Future City
Thomas J. Campanella

"A lively biography of New York's second borough. . . . Teeming with information, this is a must-read for fans of urban history."—Kirkus Reviews

Hardcover | 2019
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Jewish Emancipation
A History Across Five Centuries
David Sorkin

"In Jewish Emancipation, David Sorkin provides an illuminating and accessible new interpretation of modern Jewish history. Without sacrificing nuance and detail, Sorkin's narrative is propelled by a set of compelling arguments that revise our understanding of an important phenomenon we thought we understood. The combination of historical insight and meticulous research makes Jewish Emancipation an indispensable work for scholars and lay readers alike."—Elisheva Carlebach, Columbia University

Hardcover | 2019
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Overwhelmed
Literature, Aesthetics, and the Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution
Maurice S. Lee

"Comprehensive, punchy, and clever, Overwhelmed is packed with intellectual energy, ceaseless curiosity, and an insouciant disregard for methodological decrees. Given today's tensions between literary criticism and data-driven analysis, this is a breath of fresh air and a splendid achievement."—Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hardcover | 2019
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Patient Care under Uncertainty
Charles F. Manski

"Medicine has made spectacular advances, but its techniques for approving and selecting treatments remain locked in statistical and experimental design methods developed in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this book, Manski gives an accessible, practical explanation for why failures to confront the ambiguities of treatment decisions harm patients. He describes how modern statistical decision theory, including his own contributions, can save lives if incorporated into medical training and the decision making of clinicians, standard-setting bodies, and regulatory agencies. This is a must-read for those who take the Hippocratic Oath seriously."—Daniel McFadden, Nobel Laureate in Economics

Hardcover | 2019
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The River Twice
Poems
Kathleen Graber

"Even more powerful than the profound intelligence of Kathleen Graber's poetry is its wisdom, and its compassion for the many private and collective forms we singly and together take—forms like self, other, community, and nation. The River Twice is lyric philosophy, and a supreme consolation."—Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Life on Mars

Hardcover | 2019
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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
A Biography
David Gordon White

"Wildly entertaining."—Matthew Remski, Reality Sandwich

Hardcover | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of August 12, 2019


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Affordable Housing in New York
The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City
Edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom & Matthew Gordon Lasner

"An excellent primer on the many efforts that have been made toward tackling affordability, with lessons both cautionary and encouraging."—Anthony Paletta, Metropolis

Hardcover | 2015
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Democratic Equality
James Lindley Wilson

"This book defends a pathbreaking theory of democracy as a partnership among equals. It has all the makings of a classic: commanding clarity, a devastating attack on democratic practice today, and institutional proposals that should give us some hope."—Eric Beerbohm, Harvard University

Hardcover | 2019
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Elephant
Errol Fuller

"In this fascinating, informative, and beautifully illustrated book, Errol Fuller traces the cultural and historic significance of elephants while also presenting them in their evolutionary context. A thoroughly enjoyable read."—Lucy Bates, University of Sussex

Hardcover | 2019
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Entitled
Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts
Jennifer C. Lena

"How is it that elite tastes have broadened, but a cultural hierarchy is still well in place? Weaving together case studies that span history and cross artistic disciplines, Lena deftly answers this question. She shows how even as elites incorporate cultural forms created by marginalized groups into their taste repertoire, social hierarchies can remain firm. This powerfully written account of taste and inequality is an essential read for cultural observers and critics"—Patricia A. Banks, Mount Holyoke College

Hardcover | 2019
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Global Development
A Cold War History
Sara Lorenzini

"A unique achievement. Lorenzini brings together a wealth of recent historical studies on development and integrates them into a global narrative that is both lucid and comprehensive."—Nick Cullather, author of The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia

Hardcover | 2019
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A History of Art History
Christopher S. Wood

"A tour de force. I can't think of another book that even comes close to this one in the way it encourages art historians to understand their own disciplinary history."—Michael Ann Holly, author of The Melancholy Art

Hardcover | 2019
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Human Forms
The Novel in the Age of Evolution
Ian Duncan

"Human Forms is a virtuoso performance on how, over the course of a century, two very different ways of thinking about the gap between the history of man as an individual and the history of the human species transformed each other. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, this book belongs in the mainstream of novel studies."—Nancy Armstrong, Duke University

Hardcover | 2019
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Hydropolitics
The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America
Christine Folch

"Hydropolitics is a lively account of the political maneuvering that led to the construction and operation of the planet’s largest generator of hydroelectricity. It speaks to urgent questions in environmental anthropology while advancing conversations in political and legal anthropology around sovereignty and social theories of the state."—Caroline Schuster, Australian National University

Hardcover | 2019
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Indebted
How Families Make College Work at Any Cost
Caitlin Zaloom

"Zaloom’s comprehensive exposé of the college-financing industry argues that middle-class Americans are in an unresolvable bind: culturally mandated to ensure 'open futures' for their children, but unable to afford to do so without help, they become ensnared in risky, speculative debt. . . . The facts described here will be familiar to anyone who’s heard of the student-debt crisis; the analysis, with its emphasis on the moral dilemma facing middle-class families, will resonate with parents confronting it."—Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2019
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Peaceful Families American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence Juliane Hammer

"Peaceful Families examines American Muslim efforts against domestic violence as a way of better understanding how American Muslims become entangled in discourses about Islam in the United States and the globe. Erudite and accessible, this book has a wide scope and will interest anyone working on domestic violence in the United States, on gender relations in Islam or the United States, and on Islam in America. A groundbreaking work." —Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, author of A History of Islam in America

Hardcover | 2019
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Restoring the Global Judiciary
Why the Supreme Court Should Rule in U.S. Foreign Affairs
Martin S. Flaherty

"In Restoring the Global Judiciary, Flaherty skillfully weaves together many strands of historical, legal, and empirical argument to demonstrate that judges must check and balance executive power just as much in foreign as in domestic affairs. The alternative is a global twilight zone in which individuals have no recourse against national governments. His proposals for the evolution of American law are bold and even shocking in the current environment, but deeply necessary."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America

Hardcover | 2019
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Taking the Floor
Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room
Daniel Beunza

"This is a remarkable look inside a Wall Street trading room through the years. The account of the organization of the trading room, its traders, and the methods and tools they use is compellingly told, and the level of engagement with the subjects is an extraordinary accomplishment."—Walter W. Powell, Stanford University

Hardcover | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of August 5, 2019


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African Dominion
A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa
Michael A. Gomez

"[A] groundbreaking study."—New Yorker

Hardcover | 2018
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American Empire
A Global History
A. G. Hopkins

"A grand history that combines great ambition, immense learning, and illuminating insights. . . . No one who studies modern empires and America's place among them can ignore this book."—Dane Kennedy, H-Diplo Roundtable Review

Hardcover | 2018
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Beating the Odds
Jump-Starting Developing Countries
Justin Yifu Lin & Célestin Monga

"After the failure of Washington Consensus economic policies, Justin Yifu Lin and Célestin Monga draw on examples of successful economic development from all over the world to show us the way forward. Rather than focus on austerity and painful 'reform' programs, Lin and Monga demonstrate that there is a role for government, industrial policy, and other measures that help business grow and create jobs. They forcefully show that another world is possible."—Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in Economics

Hardcover | 2017
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Boko Haram
The History of an African Jihadist Movement
Alexander Thurston

"A must for anybody interested in Nigeria’s recent past as well as the dynamics of political and religious development in the larger West African region."—Roman Loimeier, Africa Spectrum

Hardcover | 2017
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Korngold and His World
Edited by Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. He was lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to Puccini and his auspicious career in the early 1900s spanned chamber music, opera, and musical theater. Today, he is best known for his Hollywood film scores, composed between 1935 and 1947. From his prewar operas in Vienna to his pathbreaking contributions to American film, Korngold and His World provides a substantial reassessment of Korngold’s life and accomplishments.d

Paperback | 2019
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Making the Arab World
Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
Fawaz A. Gerges

"A fascinating and deeply researched revisionist history."—Shadi Hamid, Foreign Affairs

Hardcover | 2018
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Misdemeanorland
Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing
Issa Kohler-Hausmann

"The must-read criminal justice book of 2018."—Chris Hayes

Hardcover | 2018
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Out of Many Faiths
Religious Diversity and the American Promise
Eboo Patel

"One of America’s deepest thinkers on religion and the human condition."—U.S. News & World Report

Paperback | 2019
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The Origins of Happiness
The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course
Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee & George Ward
With a new preface by the authors

"The Origins of Happiness is a wonderful book. It presents a new look at what causes human well-being, and carefully analyzes the policies and programs that can enhance it."—Ed Diener, coauthor of Happiness


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Searching for the Oldest Stars
Ancient Relics from the Early Universe
Anna Frebel

"Frebel's narrative provides a rich picture of the understandings astronomers have gleaned from studies of the elements in stars."—Laurence A. Marschall, Natural History

Hardcover | 2015
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The Solitary Bees
Biology, Evolution, Conservation
Bryan N. Danforth, Robert L. Minckley, and John L. Neff

"The Solitary Bees provides a holistic overview of the astounding diversity of solitary bee species, integrating recent scientific advancements with fascinating stories of complex behaviors. This book will inspire a new generation of scientists to focus their passion on studying these species while helping all of us better appreciate the amazing bees in our backyards, farms, and parks."—Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University

Hardcover | 2015
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Straight Talk on Trade
Ideas for a Sane World Economy
Dani Rodrik

"A pragmatic reading of the state of politics and the global economy."—Financial Times

Hardcover | 2017
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Think Again
Contrarian Reflections on Life, Culture, Politics, Religion, Law, and Education
Stanley Fish

"Engaging, provocative, maddening, humorous, and insightful."—Arts Fuse

Hardcover | 2015
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Latest titles for the week of July 29, 2019


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Britain's Day-flying Moths
A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Great Britain and Ireland, Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition
David Newland, Robert Still & Andy Swash

This concise photographic field guide helps you to identify the day-flying moths most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It combines stunning photographs, clear and authoritative text and an easy-to-use design to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of these intriguing and often colourful insects. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. This guide describes all of these species and features at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose.

Paperback | 2019
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Creating a Constitution
Law, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens
Federica Carugati

"This book does an excellent job of demonstrating the salience of Athens for our understanding of constitutionalism, and provides a historically well-grounded and analytically precise account of constitutional emergence."—Melissa Schwartzberg, New York University

Hardcover | 2019
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Latest titles for the week of July 22, 2019


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Birds in Winter
Surviving the Most Challenging Season
Roger F. Pasquier
Illustrated by Margaret La Fargek

"For birds, warm-blooded creatures like us, survival through winter is one of their greatest challenges, especially for those that cannot or will not undertake the hazards of migration. They face often equally challenging problems in staying, as their world changes drastically with the seasons. What is so special about what they do to survive, where others would die? Read this book and be amazed, inspired, and touched with awe."—Bernd Heinrich, author of Ravens in Winter and Winter World

Hardcover | 2019
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Identity Crisis
The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America
John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck
With a new afterword by the authors

"There is little if any support in voting data for the notion that 'economic anxiety' drove people to vote for Trump. As documented in Identity Crisis, an important new book analyzing the 2016 election, what distinguished Trump voters wasn't financial hardship but 'attitudes related to race and ethnicity.'"—Paul Krugman, New York Times

Paperback | 2019
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The Master Equation and the Convergence Problem in Mean Field Games
(AMS-201)
Pierre Cardaliaguet, François Delarue, Jean-Michel Lasry, and Pierre-Louis Lions

This book describes the latest advances in the theory of mean field games, which are optimal control problems with a continuum of players, each of them interacting with the whole statistical distribution of a population. While it originated in economics, this theory now has applications in areas as diverse as mathematical finance, crowd phenomena, epidemiology, and cybersecurity.

Hardcover | 2019
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The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects
Volume 3: The Magic of Mathematics
Edited by Jennifer Beineke and Jason Rosenhouse

"The material on puzzles was consistently excellent, in topic and exposition. I was struck by the uniformly high level of writing and puzzle fans will find lots of stimulating, even inspirational, reading."—Paul Nahin, author of How to Fall Slower Than Gravity

Hardcover | 2019
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The Song of Songs
A Biography
Ilana Pardes

"In this brilliant and marvelously readable celebration of the Song of Songs, Ilana Pardes illuminates how, for thousands of years, mystics, poets, and writers from ancient rabbis to John of the Cross, from Teresa of Ávila to Walt Whitman and Toni Morrison have loved this poem and transformed it in their own writings."—Elaine Pagels, author of Why Religion? A Personal Story

Hardcover | 2019
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