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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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Books released during the week of February 9, 2015

Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future<br>Cormac Ó Gráda Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
Cormac Ó Gráda

"Cormac Ó Gráda has written a beautiful book about a painful and difficult subject, famines. In these five essays, he shows how combining the skills and common sense of the economist with the subtlety and sensitivity of the historian can produce fascinating and deep insights into a topic that few people today think about but that historians and observers of the developing world cannot ignore."--Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community<br>Kenneth T. MacLeish Making War at Fort Hood:
Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community
Kenneth T. MacLeish

"MacLeish writes eloquently. . . . [T]his portrait of Army life on American turf is a welcome change of pace from the recent surge of battle-focused narratives."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $22.95 / £15.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95
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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?<br>Peter Ward The Medea Hypothesis:
Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?
Peter Ward

"Ward holds the Gaia Hypothesis, and the thinking behind it, responsible for encouraging a set of fairy-tale assumptions about the earth, and he'd like his new book, due out this spring, to help puncture them. He hopes not only to shake the philosophical underpinnings of environmentalism, but to reshape our understanding of our relationship with nature, and of life's ultimate sustainability on this planet and beyond."--Drake Bennett, Boston Globe
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95 / £12.50
Hardcover | 2009 | $24.95 / £16.95
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No Joke: Making Jewish Humor<br>Ruth R. Wisse No Joke:
Making Jewish Humor
Ruth R. Wisse

"[S]ubtle and provocative . . ."--Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $24.95 / £16.95
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One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook<br>Frank L. Cioffi One Day in the Life of the English Language:
A Microcosmic Usage Handbook
Frank L. Cioffi

"One Day in the Life of the English Language is a welcome departure from the vast majority of grammar handbooks. Cioffi suggests that instead of memorizing tons of rules about sentence structure, students should internalize how sentences work—and with the motivation he gives, students have the incentive to want to write well. I truly love this book."--Elizabethada A. Wright, University of Minnesota
Hardcover | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
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Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction to Theory and Applications<br>Michael Shearer & Rachel Levy Partial Differential Equations:
An Introduction to Theory and Applications
Michael Shearer & Rachel Levy

"The writing style of this book is accessible, clear, and student friendly. It is approachable, with plenty of motivation for new students, and integrates nonlinear PDEs throughout. Shearer and Levy are familiar with contemporary research in applied PDEs and have made an excellent selection of topics to introduce the field."--John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis
Hardcover | 2015 | $85.00 / £59.00
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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World<br>David A. Ebert, Sarah Fowler & Marc Dando A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World
David A. Ebert, Sarah Fowler & Marc Dando


Paperback | 2015 | $19.95 / £13.95

Books released during the week of February 2, 2015

The Antarctic Dive Guide<br>Fully Revised and Updated Third edition<br>Lisa Eareckson Kelley The Antarctic Dive Guide
Fully Revised and Updated Third edition
Lisa Eareckson Kelley

The Antarctic Dive Guide is the first and only dive guide to the seventh continent, until recently the exclusive realm of scientific and military divers. Today, however, the icy waters of Antarctica have become the extreme destination for recreational divers wishing to explore beyond the conventional and observe the strange marine life that abounds below the surface. This book is packed with information about the history of diving in Antarctica and its wildlife, and features stunning underwater photography.
Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95

The Birth of Politics:<br>Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter<br>Melissa Lane The Birth of Politics:
Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter
Melissa Lane

"The political ideas of the ancients still endure--and still propel us into debate and even more vigorous conflict. . . . [T]he author successfully illuminates the political ideas that still perplex and divide us."--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover | 2015 | $26.95 / £18.95

Climate Shock:<br>The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet<br>Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman Climate Shock:
The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman

"A remarkable book on climate change, Climate Shock is deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read. It will help you to think clearly and incisively about one of the most important issues of our generation."--Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Price of Civilization
Hardcover | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
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Erased:<br>Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine<br>Omer Bartov Erased:
Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine
Omer Bartov

"Bartov tells us in Erased...that his tour was prompted by a wish to rediscover the Jewish world his mother had known as a child and to establish how the region's Jews had died. But as his inquiry proceeds, its focus changed. Instead of adding to the vast corpus of Holocaust literature or celebrating the hayday of Galician Jewry, he has produced a study of collective denial and the means by which embarrassing facts about the past can be expunged from local memory. Bartov's account of his experiences in the field makes a disturbing story"--Philip Longworth, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2007 | $26.95 / £18.95
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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis<br>Ben S. Bernanke The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis
Ben S. Bernanke

"Anyone interested in a primer on recent financial history will likely find Bernanke's book to be worthwhile reading."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2015 | $12.95 / £8.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $19.95 / £13.95
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From England to France:<br>Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages<br>William Chester Jordan From England to France:
Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages
William Chester Jordan

"Jordan's book is a thoroughly humane work of scholarship, chock full of vivid details and engaging stories that not only illustrate the central place of abjuration in High Medieval judicial practices, but also consistently reveal the social and emotional impact on individuals and communities of what was on its face an act of mercy, a mitigation of punishment. Jordan reminds us of the lives behind the laws."--Adam J. Kosto, Columbia University
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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Leaving the Jewish Fold:<br>Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History<br>Todd M. Endelman Leaving the Jewish Fold:
Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History
Todd M. Endelman

"Through his broad-ranging exploration of radical assimilation and conversion away from Judaism in the modern Occident over the past three centuries, Endelman examines a topic that other Jewish historians have ignored. In so doing, Endelman provides a complete portrait of how Jews responded to the challenges first brought on by Emancipation and Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. His magisterial work will richly reward students of Jewish history and multiculturalism, as well as students of modern culture."--David Ellenson, chancellor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Hardcover | 2015 | $39.50 / £27.95
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On Sacrifice<br>Moshe Halbertal On Sacrifice
Moshe Halbertal

"This is a brilliant book."--Robert A. Segal, Times Higher Education
Paperback | 2015 | $16.95 / £11.95
Hardcover | 2012 | $25.95 / £17.95
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The Org:<br>The Underlying Logic of the Office<br>Updated edition<br>Ray Fisman & Tim Sullivan<br>With a new preface by the authors The Org:
The Underlying Logic of the Office
Updated edition
Ray Fisman & Tim Sullivan
With a new preface by the authors

"Compelling. . . . The Org aims to explain why organizations--be they private companies or government agencies--work the way they do."--Eduardo Porter, New York Times
Paperback | 2015 | $17.95

Paths Out of Dixie:<br>The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972<br>Robert Mickey Paths Out of Dixie:
The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972
Robert Mickey

"In this remarkable book, Mickey focuses on Southern politics after the great public reversal of black disenfranchisement--and boldly compares that politics to authoritarianism. He grounds his compelling claims and narratives in an exceptionally confident handling of evidence, resulting in a major milestone in American political science. This vivid and profoundly illuminating book is certain to change views not just of Southern politics, but of the country we have been--and the national democracy we have become."--Rick Valelly, Swarthmore College
Paperback | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
Hardcover | 2015 | $80.00 / £55.00
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The Price of Rights:<br>Regulating International Labor Migration<br>Martin Ruhs The Price of Rights:
Regulating International Labor Migration
Martin Ruhs

"This book lays down some challenging ideas on how we should think about the rights of migrants and needs to be read by everyone concerned with these issues."--Don Flynn, director of the Migrants' Rights Network
Paperback | 2015 | $24.95 / £16.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Too Hot to Handle:<br>A Global History of Sex Education<br>Jonathan Zimmerman Too Hot to Handle:
A Global History of Sex Education
Jonathan Zimmerman

"Using extensive research backed by an impressive notes section, Zimmerman (Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century, 2009, etc.) untangles the complex history of how and why sex education was first introduced as a specific subject to be taught in schools and its subsequent rise and fall as a teachable course over the past 100 years."--Kirkus
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Would You Kill the Fat Man?<br>The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong<br>David Edmonds Would You Kill the Fat Man?
The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
David Edmonds

"A lucid account of a famous thought experiment in moral philosophy."--Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review
Paperback | 2015 | $14.95 / £10.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $19.95 / £13.95
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Books released during the week of January 12, 2015

The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State<br>Patricia Fernández-Kelly The Hero’s Fight:
African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State
Patricia Fernández-Kelly

"[T]his thought-provoking book--and the comprehensive research behind it--could, if heeded, help alleviate some of society's most intractable problems."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2015 | $35.00 / £24.95
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Books released during the week of January 5, 2015

American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction<br>Adam Seth Levine American Insecurity:
Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
Adam Seth Levine

"The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, growing financial threats to the middle class, and the biggest political movement is the antigovernment Tea Party. What gives? The answer is that Americans buffeted by economic risks don't give. They don't give money or time to political organizations seeking to improve economic security. When you try to rally people to the cause, you inadvertently but powerfully deter their political participation. Levine has provided a compelling new account of a profound, and profoundly important, paradox."--Jacob S. Hacker, author of The Great Risk Shift
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?<br>Julian Le Grand & Bill New Government Paternalism:
Nanny State or Helpful Friend?
Julian Le Grand & Bill New

"This well-structured, clearly presented, and well-written book steers a sophisticated course between the extremes of antipaternalism and paternalism by identifying the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate paternalism. The current debate on the policies that nudge individuals to make better decisions makes this discussion timely. There is no book available that treats the same subject with as much range."--Alan Hamlin, University of Manchester
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Higher Education in the Digital Age<br>Updated edition<br>William G. Bowen
<br>With a new foreword by Kevin M. Guthrie and a new appendix by the author Higher Education in the Digital Age
Updated edition
William G. Bowen
With a new foreword by Kevin M. Guthrie and a new appendix by the author

"A slim and highly readable volumne. . . . The collection of voices provides a thoughtful and provocative discussion of the emergence of online education."--Richard D. Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation
Paperback | 2015 | $16.95 / £11.95
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Irrational Exuberance<br>Revised and Expanded Third edition<br>Robert J. Shiller Irrational Exuberance
Revised and Expanded Third edition
Robert J. Shiller

Praise for the previous edition: From review of Princeton's previous edition: "Robert J. Shiller . . . has done more than any other economist of his generation to document the less rational aspects of financial markets."--Paul Krugman, New York Times
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education<br>William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin Locus of Authority:
The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education
William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin

"Withering critiques of the academy appear daily, predicting the end of higher education as we know it. Bowen and Tobin step into this fray with insight, deep knowledge of the field, data, and a good eye for history. Their eminently sensible book convincingly argues that higher education institutions have evolved over time in response to pressures and challenges, and that they are capable of continuing this evolution."--Lawrence S. Bacow, president emeritus, Tufts University
Hardcover | 2015 | $29.95 / £19.95
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Morgantina Studies, Volume VI: The Hellenistic and Roman Fine Pottery<br>Shelley C. Stone Morgantina Studies, Volume VI:
The Hellenistic and Roman Fine Pottery
Shelley C. Stone

"This is a magisterial work, huge in its scope, exhaustively documented, and thoroughly authoritative. By virtue of its size and the manner of its excavation, with context carefully recorded, this body of ceramics is one of the most important excavated in Sicily for the period. The book will be tremendously useful for those excavating and studying the ceramics of Sicilian sites; I venture to predict that it will become a bible, much like the famous Agora XII of Brian Sparkes and Lucy Talcott. Because Morgantina imported a variety of wares, it will also become a source of dated comparanda for sites in other parts of the Mediterranean. This is a welcome addition to the library of works that present large and well-dated collections of Greek and Roman pottery."--Susan I. Rotroff, Washington University in St. Louis
Hardcover | 2015 | $175.00 / £120.00

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series: Volume 11: 19 January to 31 August 1817<br>Thomas Jefferson<br>Edited by J. Jefferson Looney The Papers of Thomas Jefferson:
Retirement Series:
Volume 11: 19 January to 31 August 1817
Thomas Jefferson
Edited by J. Jefferson Looney

The 584 documents in this volume cover the period from 19 January to 31 August 1817, during which Jefferson devotes much time and energy to founding Central College, the predecessor of the University of Virginia.
Hardcover | 2015 | $125.00 / £85.00

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 41: 11 July to 15 November 1803<br>Thomas Jefferson<br>Edited by Barbara B. Oberg The Papers of Thomas Jefferson:
Volume 41: 11 July to 15 November 1803
Thomas Jefferson
Edited by Barbara B. Oberg

The Louisiana Purchase dominates the months covered in this volume. Jefferson departs for Monticello to enjoy a needed respite after the busy three and a half months he has just spent in the nation’s capital. Shortly before leaving Washington, he has a last meeting with his cabinet, after which he issues a proclamation to reconvene Congress on 17 October, three weeks early. It is the “great and weighty” business of the French government’s stunning offer to transfer all of the Louisiana Territory to the United States that necessitates this important gathering.
Hardcover | 2015 | $125.00 / £85.00

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History<br>Derek Sayer Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century:
A Surrealist History
Derek Sayer

"[A] pleasure to read, luscious in a sultry kind of way."--Marci Shore, Times Literary Supplement
Paperback | 2015 | $27.95 / £19.95
Hardcover | 2013 | $35.00 / £24.95
eBook available

Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century<br>Chris Wickham 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 | $29.95 / £19.95
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