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Books released during the week of January 14, 2019


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Below the Surface
Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
Deborah Rivas-Drake and Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor

"This is essential reading for all who wish to understand how to help adolescents navigate the critical developmental task of identity formation in our diverse society. Below the Surface is a beacon of intergroup empathy and understanding, providing tangible strategies for thoughtful engagement in complicated but crucial conversations with young people."—Carola Suárez-Orozco, coauthor of Learning a New Land

Hardcover | 2019
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Democracy and Prosperity
Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century
Torben Iversen and David Soskice

"This is an impressive, bracing, and agenda-setting book. Democracy and Prosperity is a landmark work in comparative political economy."—Paul Pierson, coauthor of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper

Hardcover | 2019
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The Discrete Charm of the Machine
Why the World Became Digital
Ken Steiglitz

"Well written and well organized, The Discrete Charm of the Machine discusses the transition from analog to digital both in technology and in the way we approach problems in computing. With an expansive scope that ranges from low-level physics to high-level questions about the limitations of computation, this is a welcome book in the field."—Lance Fortnow, author of The Golden Ticket

Hardcover | 2019
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Empires of the Weak
The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order
J. C. Sharman

"One of the shibboleths of traditional explanations for the rise of the West has been an emphasis on early modern European military prowess. Empires of the Weak effectively takes this argument apart, and brings to light its hopelessly Eurocentric blinders. J. C. Sharman has written an excellent, important, and much-overdue book that will change your thinking about the early modern world."—Sven Beckert, Harvard University

Hardcover | 2019
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Explain Me This
Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions
Adele E. Goldberg

"Explain Me This reveals Adele Goldberg as the most exciting figure to arrive on the linguistics scene since Noam Chomsky changed everything back in the 1960s. And it has to be said that her version of construction grammar is a good deal more elegant, robust, and psychologically realistic than transformational grammar ever was."—Chris Knight, author of Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics

Hardcover | 2019
Paperback | 2019
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Final Matters
Selected Poems, 2004-2010
Szilárd Borbély
Translated by Ottilie Mulzet

"Szilárd Borbély's life’s work is as significant as it is tragic. He was a poet—a great poet—who shatters us."—László Krasznahorkai, winner of the Man Booker International Prize

Hardcover | 2019
Paperback | 2019
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The Greek Experience of India
From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks
Richard Stoneman

"Clear and accessible, this book explores aspects of the Greek experience in India, from recorded encounters to artistic and cultural manifestations. With insightful and much-needed commentary, The Greek Experience of India is a significant contribution to the field, not least because it is the best modern introduction to Megasthenes."—Sushma Jansari, British Museum

Hardcover | 2019
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How to Think about War
An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy
Thucydides
Speeches from The History of the Peloponnesian War
Selected, translated, and introduced by Johanna Hanink

"This slim, elegant book punches well above its weight, with striking, lucid translations of key speeches from Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War. The artfully curated ancient texts within these pages speak with prescience and complexity to the precarious moment in which we now live. Johanna Hanink’s How to Think about War is essential reading for anyone who wishes to know how great military powers fall, democracies implode, and empires end."—Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

Hardcover | 2019


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The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War
The Untold History
Monica Kim

"Compelling. . . . A specific, targeted, and nuanced exploration of how the Korean War and Cold War-era battlefield moved inside and became a new ‘struggle of political legitimacy waged within human psyches, souls, and desires.’"—Kirkus

Hardcover | 2019
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Iran Rising
The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic
Amin Saikal

"Scholarly portrait of a nation that resists easy categorization—and containment. . . . Useful reading for students of contemporary geopolitics, in which Iran has proven a constant, often destabilizing presence."—Kirkus

Hardcover | 2019
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Love, Money, and Parenting
How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids
Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti

"Love, Money, and Parenting presents a fascinating, insightful analysis of the origins and consequences of different parenting styles over time and place. Doepke and Zilibotti explain how and why parents shape child preferences and skills to adapt their offspring to the anticipated social and economic realities facing them as adults. The authors creatively use basic economic theory to integrate and interpret a vast body of evidence from multiple disciplines. This ambitious, well-argued book carefully examines how families influence the social and economic fortunes of their children."—James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics

Hardcover | 2019
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The Sense of Reality
Studies in Ideas and Their History
Isaiah Berlin
Edited by Henry Hardy
With a new foreword by Timothy Snyder

"Berlin may be erudite, but he is not academic. He addresses his essays to the general reader, and he speaks with such infectious energy that he sweeps us up and carries us with him into territory that had seemed inaccessible. He becomes everyman’s guide to everything exciting in the history of ideas."—Robert Darnton, New York Review of Books

Paperback | 2019


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The Story of Silver
How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
William L. Silber

"Deeply researched and authoritative. . . . A well-informed history of silver's allure."—Kirkus

Hardcover | 2019
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Weeping for Dido
The Classics in the Medieval Classroom
Marjorie Curry Woods

"Weeping for Dido is an important, groundbreaking book that shows that classical Latin texts were as foundational as biblical ones in medieval elementary classrooms and were copiously learned by boys throughout Europe, despite or indeed because of their ancient heroic content and frequent focus on women wronged by men. This book should appeal to a broad audience of scholars interested in oral-literate cultures, medieval and early modern education, the classical tradition, rhetoric, early humanism and Renaissance literature, and the history of the book."—Mary Carruthers, New York University

Hardcover | 2019
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Worldmaking after Empire
The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination
Adom Getachew

"Worldmaking after Empire is a breathtaking achievement on the history and theory of global justice. Anticolonialism, it turns out, mattered not for its emphatic nationalism so much as for its subaltern cosmopolitanism. The resources of the traditions Adom Getachew pioneeringly reconstructs are far from being exhausted even today."—Samuel Moyn, Yale University

Hardcover | 2019
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Books released during the week of January 7, 2019


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Dark Matter Credit
The Development of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Banking in France
Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal

"This pathbreaking book will revolutionize how economists and historians think about banking, early modern France, and the connections between financial development and economic growth. Those who believe peer-to-peer lending is a twenty-first-century novelty enabled by Big Data and the Internet will be forced to think anew."—Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, coauthor of How Global Currencies Work

Hardcover | 2019
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The Financial Diaries
How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty
Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider

"This sharp-eyed, sympathetic study . . . has a compelling new angle on the effects of long-term financial instability on working-class families. . . . This is a must-read for anyone interest in causes of—and potential solutions to—American poverty."—Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Microeconomics for Managers, 2nd Edition
David M. Kreps
with a new preface by the author

A thoroughly revised new edition of a leading textbook that equips MBA students with the powerful tools of economics

Hardcover | 2019
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Montaigne
A Life
Philippe Desan
Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal

"Philippe Desan, in Montaigne: A Life (Princeton; translated from the French by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal), his immense new biography . . . insists that our ‘Château d'Yquem' Montaigne, Montaigne the befuddled philosopher and sweet-sharp humanist, is an invention, untrue to the original. Our Montaigne was invented only in the early nineteenth century. The Eyquem family, in their day, made no wine at all. They made their fortune in salted fish—and Desan's project is to give us a salty rather than a sweet Montaigne."—Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2019
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Books released during the week of Dec. 31, 2018


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Cult of the Irrelevant
The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security
Michael C. Desch

"Stimulating and thought-provoking, Cult of the Irrelevant brings a valuable historical perspective to a subject that too often lacks it."—Hal Brands, author of American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

Hardcover | 2019
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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales
Expanded Edition
Maria Tatar
With a new preface by the author

"The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales—related in language that is sharp, lively, and free of jargon—is delightful evidence that Grimm scholarship can give pleasure to the general reader."—Janet Adam Smith, New York Review of Books

Paperback | 2019
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Time and Power
Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich
Christopher Clark

"[Time and Power] looks at history with a particular emphasis on the concept of time and should therefore offer a new and thought-provoking way to examine the past."--Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education

Hardcover | 2019
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Books released during the week of Dec. 24, 2018


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The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon
The Complete Translation
Solomon Maimon
Edited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Abraham Socher
Translated by Paul Reitter
With an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal

"Solomon Maimon was, quite simply, one of the most important philosophers of the Jewish Enlightenment. Both brilliant and eccentric, he set out in 1792 to write the first autobiography ever written in German by a Jew. It is a work of great literary and philosophical significance that is now finally available in a splendid and unabridged English translation."—Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania

Hardcover | 2019
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The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century
Paving a New Silk Road
Richard Pomfret

"Pomfret’s new book is a timely and welcome comprehensive update of his previous books on Central Asia. As Asia and Europe become ever more interconnected, Central Asia is at the hub of a new supercontinental economy. With his long-term engagement in Central Asia and his in-depth familiarity with the region, Pomfret offers readers a unique window into the past, present, and future of this important but much neglected part of the world."—Johannes F. Linn, former World Bank vice president for Europe and Central Asia

Hardcover | 2019
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Computing Skills for Biologists
A Toolbox
Stefano Allesina and Madlen Wilmes

"This textbook helps advanced undergraduates and graduate students gain familiarity with computational skills that will allow them to do really useful research. The material tackled by the text is challenging, but Allesina and Wilmes have developed an effective way to help students learn. There isn’t anything else out there like it and I’m going to definitely adopt it for course use."—Michael Alfaro, University of California, Los Angeles

Hardcover | 2019
Paperback | 2019
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Books released during the week of Dec. 17, 2018


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Alexander the Great
From His Death to the Present Day
John Boardman

"Boardman relates and confronts, with his usual genial acuity, the ‘traditions’ of Alexander head-on, exploiting and displaying to the full his unrivaled expertise in the cross-cultural melding of post-Alexander visual-artistic currents. He takes his story down well beyond antiquity too, providing something for a wide potential non-classicist readership to get their teeth into."—Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus, University of Cambridge

Hardcover | 2018
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Beyond the Beat
Musicians Building Community in Nashville
Daniel B. Cornfield

"This innovative sociological study of the Nashville music scene explores the business realities of an industry that has been radically changed by technology. . . . His findings are encouraging because they reveal an environment in which many artists support one another in their quest for individualistic attainment."—Choice

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2015
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The Birth of Modern Belief
Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
Ethan H. Shagan

"Shagan . . . traces the surprisingly complicated evolving meaning of belief in this engrossing intellectual history. . . . This impressive unpacking of the now-common-sense understanding of knowledge glides smoothly through its arguments and provides useful insights for scholars in religion and beyond."—Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2018
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Carnivores of the World
Second Edition
Luke Hunter
Illustrated by Priscilla Barrett

"I was consistently impressed with the style, editing, content, quality and up-to-dateness of the book. It is a world first and a truly impressive, comprehensive and highly attractive volume. Everybody interested in carnivorans will want to obtain a copy and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Outstanding."—Darren Naish, ScientificAmerican.com

Paperback | 2018


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City of Beginnings
Poetic Modernism in Beirut
Robyn Creswell

"A masterpiece of comparative reading and a gripping story of Cold War culture, City of Beginnings is a fascinating journey into the intellectual life of postwar Beirut and the best account we have of the modernist poetry movement in Arabic. Robyn Creswell shows how the Arab modernists took inspiration from the deepest portions of their literary heritage while also breaking with that tradition in daring fashion—with consequences that are still with us."—Elias Khoury, author of Gate of the Sun

Hardcover | 2018
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Creatures of Cain
The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America
Erika Lorraine Milam

"Why have biologists come to characterize human behavior as innately violent? In this exciting book exploring the cultural impact of science, Erika Lorraine Milam shows how postwar authors increasingly came to regard human beings as little more than cavemen with a territorial imperative—and reveals momentous shifts in twentieth-century American culture."—Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: A Biography and editor of The Quotable Darwin

Hardcover | 2018
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Getting Respect
Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel
Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog & Elisa Reis

"Original. . . . This far-reaching survey seeks to understand people's experiences of discrimination, and it is particularly welcome in view of the fact that discrimination is different from injustice, such as the social injustice related to the distribution of goods and wealth. . . . While maintaining its demonstrative purpose, Getting Respect is equally rigorous in its description of individual experiences and societal characteristics. . . . A brilliant example of comparative sociology."--Francois Dubet, Books and Ideas

Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2018
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Race Is about Politics
Lessons from History
Jean-Frédéric Schaub
Translated by Lara Vergnaud

"Breathtaking in its range and ambition, this is a wonderful and provocative book about the concept of race. Schaub's command of the scholarship is impressive, the argument is forcefully made, and the prose is clear. I believe this book should be widely read and discussed."—Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University

Hardcover | 2018


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Resolve in International Politics
Joshua D. Kertzer

"[A] marvelous book. . . . After perusing this erudite and tightly argued book . . . every reader will agree that resolve matters."--Choice

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2016
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The Shape of the River
Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions Twentieth Anniversary Edition
William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
With a new foreword by Nicholas Lemann and an afterword by Derek Bok

"No study of this magnitude has been attempted before.... The evidence collected flatly refutes many of the misimpressions of affirmative-action opponents."—New York Times

Paperback | 2018
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Site Reading
Fiction, Art, Social Form
David J. Alworth

"Site Reading tells the genuinely exciting story not only of postwar American fiction but also of a young scholar coming to claim a voice of his own."--Jennifer L. Fleissner, Critical Inquiry

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2015
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Two Cheers for Higher Education
Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever—and How to Meet the Challenges They Face
Steven Brint

"Brint’s agenda-setting book maps out a number of surprisingly optimistic trends for higher education while engaging deeply with decades of scholarship. He brilliantly combines an original big-picture framework with rich and compelling data analysis. My advice is to buy it, read it, study it, think with it, argue with it, build on it."—Jerry A. Jacobs, author of In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Hardcover | 2018
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Books released during the week of Nov. 26, 2018


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Evolution's Bite
A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins
Peter S. Ungar

"From the start, Mr. Ungar places the evolutionary changes of teeth within the history of scientific discovery. Researchers and their methods have as much presence as the facts they discovered and the hypotheses they developed, providing readers with a short course on the deep science of dental anatomy."--Brian Switek, Wall Street Journal

Hardcover | 2018
Paperback | 2017
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Data Visualization
A Practical Introduction
Kieran Healy

"Finally! A data visualization guide that is simultaneously practical and elegant. Healy combines the beauty and insight of Tufte with the concrete helpfulness of Stack Exchange. Data Visualization is brimming with insights into how quantitative analysts can use visualization as a tool for understanding and communication. A must-read for anyone who works with data."—Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan

Hardcover | 2018
Paperback | 2018
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In the Land of a Thousand Gods
A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World
Christian Marek
In collaboration with Peter Frei
Translated by Steven Rendall

"An expansive, formidable work of scholarship that should prove indispensable to students of the Near East."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2016
Paperback | 2018
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Fraud
An American History from Barnum to Madoff
Edward J. Balleisen

"Balleisen's lucid, engagingly written mix of institutional and legal history, behavioral economics, and entertaining anecdotes illuminates this land of bilk and money."--Publishers Weekly

Paperback | 2018
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Failing in the Field
What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong
Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

"Highly recommended."--Karen Shook, Times Higher Education

Hardcover | 2016
Paperback | 2018
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Village Atheists
How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation
Leigh Eric Schmidt

"This well-written and lively text will be of interest to both scholars and more general readers with an interest in American irreligion."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2017
Paperback | 2018
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The New Ecology
Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene
Oswald J. Schmitz

"Featuring novel ideas communicated clearly, this book is likely to have broad appeal. . . . The book proposes that humans integrate themselves and their activity into a natural ecological niche, striving to control their impact on the natural environment by understanding and engineering their place in it. . . . The New Ecology is persuasive in its argument that conscientious stewardship is more productive than an attempt to separate humans from the environment completely. . . . Conversational in tone, non-ecologists will comprehend the book easily, and ecologists will be interested in the fresh concepts."--Foreword

Hardcover | 2016
Paperback | 2018
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