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Books released during the week of July 6, 2018


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Eugene Onegin
A Novel in Verse: Text (Vol. 1)
Aleksandr Pushkin
Translated and with an introduction by Vladimir Nabokov
With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea QuigleyWith a new foreword by Brian Boyd

"Nabokov has not merely rendered the most precious gem of Russia's poetic heritage into limpid, literal poetic translation. He has given Pushkin's wondrous lines the glow and sparkle of their Russian original."—Harrison E. Salisbury, New York Times

Paperback | 2018
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Princeton Readings in Political Thought
Essential Texts from Plato to Populism--Second Edition
Edited by Mitchell Cohen

This is a thoroughly updated and substantially expanded new edition of one of the most popular, wide-ranging, and engaging anthologies of Western political thinking, one that spans from antiquity to the twenty-first century. In addition to the majority of the pieces that appeared in the original edition, this new edition features exciting new selections from more recent thinkers who address vital contemporary issues, including identity, cosmopolitanism, global justice, and populism.

Paperback | 2018
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Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves
Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America, New Edition
Kirk Savage
With a new preface by the author

"In a fascinating study of public space and the less-than-public contradictions of nineteenth-century culture, Kirk Savage sheds light not only on memory and monument but also on the invention of the 'popular' itself." —Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Paperback | 2018
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Unnatural Selection
Katrina van Grouw

"A brilliant concept that is quite stunning in its presentation and execution. . . . Katrina’s writing is full of passion and excitement for her subject. It is also intelligent, fluid, witty and easily read & understood."--Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog

Hardcover | 2018
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Books released during the week of June 22, 2018


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The Bee
A Natural History
Noah Wilson-Rich
With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley

"The natural history of solitary, bumble, honey and stingless bees is as gripping as our lengthy alliance, as urban beekeeper Noah Wilson-Rich and contributors show in this charming compilation. They cover evolution, biology (including a unique proboscis made of two organs), behaviours (such as honey bee 'quacking'), the causes of catastrophic die-offs, and more."--Barbara Kiser, Nature

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2014
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The Chicken
A Natural History
Joseph Barber

A comprehensive, richly illustrated celebration of the natural history of the chicken.
Inherently social creatures, chickens are enjoying a renaissance as prized members of many households and small farms. From feathers and flock formation to imprinting and incubating, The Chicken provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to understanding how chickens live, think, and act both alongside people and independently.

Paperback | 2018
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Committed to Memory
The Art of the Slave Ship Icon
Cheryl Finley

"An original and brilliantly conceived account of how the horrors of the transatlantic trade in human cargo have been visualized in art and culture over more than two centuries. Finley has written a nuanced and provocative book that leaves an imprint on one's mind as indelible as the slave ship icon itself."—Kellie Jones, author of EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art

Hardcover | 2018


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Delacroix
New and Expanded Edition
Barthélémy Jobert

“The reader has the amazing feeling of following Delacroix—almost physically—in the slightest moves he makes and, above all, in the most minute transformations of his artistic choices. . . . The author displays an impeccable erudition. Moreover . . . he offers us a new, frank portrait of Delacroix, the man behind the myth.”—Le Monde des livres

Paperback | 2018


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Historical Atlas of Hasidism
Marcin Wodziński
Cartography by Waldemar Spallek

"Wodziński’s book demonstrates that a photo is worth a thousand words and a map millions. This is the richest and most updated illustrated history of the entire process of emergence, growth, suffering, decimation in the Holocaust, and then the surprising renewal of Hasidism in modern times. A must for understanding this most vital aspect of Judaism."—Moshe Idel, author of Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic

Paperback | 2018
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The Quotable Jung
Collected and edited by Judith Harris
With the collaboration of Tony Woolfson

"This well-structured collection of Jung quotations is intended primarily as an introduction to the psychoanalyst's work, though even those who are more knowledgeable will find it useful for inspirational browsing. . . . This work surpasses the previously most comprehensive collection of Jung's quotations."--Choice

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2015
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Books released during the week of June 8, 2018


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The Age of Questions
Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond
Holly Case

“This impressive book offers an extraordinarily original interpretation of European history that cuts across the artificial conceptual borders of segregated regions and time periods. The research and erudition are staggering.”—Michael D. Gordin, Princeton University

Hardcover | 2018
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The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece
Maria Michela Sassi
Translated by Michele Asuni

"This elegant study shows how a variety of historical, social, and cultural questions and factors eventually led to the formation of a new discipline called ‘philosophy’ in ancient Greece. Sassi displays an admirable blend of anthropological and philosophical sensitivity that is perfectly adapted to the subject and illuminates it in many new ways."—André Laks, author of The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy

Hardcover | 2018
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Building the Land of Dreams
New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America
Eberhard L. Faber

"Multicultural New Orleans maintains a mystique that stems from its unique development under governments of France, Spain, and Thomas Jefferson's U.S., argues musician-turned-history teacher Faber in this remarkable and thorough history."--Publishers Weekly

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2015
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Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation
Günter P. Wagner

"Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation makes a seminal contribution to evolutionary biology. As Wagner argues, his view provides an opportunity for a major research program on the study of novelty as distinct from adaptation."--Carl Simpson and Douglas H. Erwin, Science

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2014
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Molecular Machines
A Materials Science Approach
Giovanni Zocchi

"Stimulating. Zocchi presents a new and refreshing perspective on old fundamental problems. Molecular Machines is an important book."—Anatoly B. Kolomeisky, author of Motor Proteins and Molecular Motors

Hardcover | 2018
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Political Hypocrisy
The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond, Revised Edition
David Runciman
With a new afterword by the author

"A very intelligent, subtle, and learned guide to the classics and to the pre-eminent historical examples of hypocrisy from Mandeville and Hobbes to Jefferson and the Victorians."--David Martin, Times Literary Supplement

Paperback | 2018
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Recursive Models of Dynamic Linear Economies
New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America
Lars Peter Hansen & Thomas J. Sargent

"This book is chock full of results that will be useful to all interested in dynamic linear models, including material that will be novel to even the experienced macroeconomist. Buy it, read it, use it."--Kenneth D. West, Journal of Economic Literature

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2013
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Southern Nation
Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction
David A. Bateman, Ira Katznelson & John S. Lapinski

“This ambitious book shows just how deeply entrenched white subjugation of blacks has been throughout southern political history. Southern Nation will bring new perspectives to younger generations about the seeds of racial inequality that persist in our nation today.”—Wendy J. Schiller, coauthor of Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Hardcover | 2018
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The Star and the Stripes
A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews
Michael N. Barnett

"[A]n important book that shows how American Jews struggle with and express their identities on a global scale."--Publishers Weekly

Paperback | 2018
Hardcover | 2016
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State of Repression
Iraq under Saddam Hussein
Lisa Blaydes

“In State of Repression, Lisa Blaydes brilliantly exposes the subtleties of repressive politics. This is a formidable work that weaves an astonishing amount of data into a compelling narrative that captures the tragic reality of Ba’thist Iraq in all its complexity. An authoritative account that will remain unmatched for a long time to come.”—Hazem Kandil, University of Cambridge

Hardcover | 2018
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Trustworthy Men
How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church
Ian Forrest

“In Trustworthy Men, we have a new, radical, and utterly compelling understanding of the Middle Ages. Ian Forrest explores the church as a ‘social church’ whose institutional workings made medieval communities enduringly unequal. As bishops reached ever more deeply into the fields and households of English parishioners after ca.1200, they came to depend on local enforcers of their interests—the eponymous trustworthy men—whose power, knowledge, and wealth coerced lesser men and women to the will and interest of prelates who were at once shepherds and landlords.”—Miri Rubin, author of The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Hardcover | 2018
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Books released during the week of June 1, 2018


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Birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea
Norman Arlott

Birds of the Greater Sundas, the Philippines, and Wallacea is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the varied and fascinating avian population inhabiting these Southeast Asian islands, which include Indonesian territories, the Philippine archipelago, and Borneo, the third-largest island in the world. Covering more than 1,900 species, this volume contains 179 beautiful color plates and 476 maps.

Hardcover | 2018

Books released during the week of May 28, 2018


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The Cosmic Web
Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
J. Richard Gott

"With an insider's insight and a storyteller's eye for detail. . . . Gott offers a thorough, vivid, and fascinating look at the cosmic web that makes up our universe."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2016
Paperback | 2018
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Christianity in the Twentieth Century
A World History
Brian Stanley

"A finely crafted exploration of Christianity in the 20th century. Stanley . . . provides an ingenious and informative history of the Christian faith through the last century . . . A well-written religious history that is destined to become a standard classroom text."--Kirkus

Hardcover | 2018
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The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire
A. Wess Mitchell

"At the hands of A. Wess Mitchell, the Habsburg Empire, so long misunderstood as an empire ‘without qualities,’ receives a compelling and long-overdue analysis of its strategic imperatives and the vital role it played in a Europe that was constantly challenging its very raison d’être."--Richard Bassett, author of For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Hardcover | 2018
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How Growth Really Happens
The Making of Economic Miracles through Production, Governance, and Skills
Michael H. Best

"In How Growth Really Happens, Michael Best consolidates a lifetime of research and wisdom on alleged ‘miracles’ of rapid economic growth. The result is a masterful synthesis of historical case studies with the evolving theoretical conceptions of often-neglected economic thinkers. Strongly recommended for economic historians and policymakers alike."--Gavin Wright, professor emeritus, Stanford University

Hardcover | 2018
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Talaat Pasha
Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide
Hans-Lukas Kieser

"In this brilliant book, Kieser moves the architect of Ottoman imperial nationalism and the Armenian Genocide to center stage in the European drama. This is the first scholarly biography of a man both revered by the beneficiaries and reviled by the victims of his drive to save an empire, only to preside over its demise."--Grigor Suny, author of "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide

Hardcover | 2018
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Totally Random
Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement)
Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

"What a delight! Totally Random explores some of the strangest features of quantum theory—and introduces some of the most important new devices that exploit quantum weirdness—in a way that is accessible, smart, and funny. An entanglement page-turner!"--David Kaiser, author of How the Hippies Saved Physics

Paperback | 2018
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Books released during the week of May 21, 2018


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The Analects
An Illustrated Edition
Confucius
Adapted and illustrated by C. C. Tsai
Translated by Brian Bruya
With a foreword by Michael Puett

C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai's delightful graphic adaptation of The Analects, one of the most influential books of all time and a work that continues to inspire countless readers today.

Paperback 2018
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The Art of War
An Illustrated Edition
Sunzi
Adapted and illustrated by C. C. Tsai
Translated by Brian Bruya

"Praise for C. C. Tsai and his illustrated Chinese classics: "[C. C. Tsai's] books are awe-inspiring. His line is elegant; his characters are sharply drawn; his humor is sly and appropriate; and his subject is profound. This is cartooning of the highest order."--Larry Gonick, author of The Cartoon History of the Universe

Paperback | 2018
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Birds of Prey of the East
A Field Guide
Brian K. Wheeler

"Brian Wheeler's new field guides are must-haves for every bird-of-prey aficionado, hawk watcher, raptor biologist, or field naturalist. The wonderfully detailed plates and text synthesize the latest knowledge on plumages for each species, including information on aging, and mark a new frontier in raptor identification books."--Laurie J. Goodrich, Hawk Mountain Reservation, Pennsylvania

Paperback | 2018
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Birds of Prey of the West
A Field Guide
Brian K. Wheeler

"North American raptors, even the common ones, can be incredibly variable in appearance and a challenge to identify for many birders. In his new guides, Brian Wheeler celebrates this diversity and skillfully guides observers through steps to distinguish what they are seeing. Bravo for his approach and industry, which will assist us all in appreciating the raptors of our world!"--Gordon Court, wildlife biologist

Paperback | 2018
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Sleepwalking into a New World
The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century
Chris Wickham

"Wickham's expert analysis and meticulous academic approach build on previous. Limited examinations and substantial documentation to turn established research on its head, as he presents a fresh look into how communes in the mid-12th century successfully prepared Italian power structures for the cultural significance they would later have."--Publishers Weekly

Hardcover | 2015
Paperback | 2018
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Writing on the Wall
Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity
Karen B. Stern

"This beautifully written and well-researched book explores an almost uncharted world, that of the informal messages etched and painted by Jews of antiquity onto a variety of media. They constitute a wonderful contrast to the dry tomes of official historiography and the conventional formulae of monumental inscriptions, getting us closer to the everyday thoughts and feelings of their perpetrators."--Robert G. Hoyland, New York University

Hardcover | 2018
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