Langer, by the force of scholarship and literary precision rather than dogmatic affirmation and pathos, is one of the few writers, with the exception of significant poets and novelists, who unsettles both our customary language and conceptual instruments. His book is a moral as well as an intellectu..
Bestselling author David Shenk has written the ultimate story of how 32 carved pieces on a board illuminated our understanding of war, science and the human brain.Chess is far more than just a game. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society. It has appeared in the writings of Borges..
Did you know? Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members. The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers. Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, The Box, are al..
From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization thats been hidden for thousands of years beneath the worlds oceans.While Graham Hancock is no stranger to stirring u..
The Amazing Story of One Faithful Man...One Extraordinary Vision... One Unstoppable Movement.An unforgettable chronicle of courage, determination, faith, and humility, Amazing Faith is the exclusive and inspiring account of how Dr. Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ In..
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and disco..
During the Civil War, Sylvanus Cadwallader, a war correspondent employed first by the Chicago Times and later for the New York Herald, was attached to General Grant's headquarters from 1862 to 1865. Three Years with Grant is his account of that period.As a portrait of Grant, the personality and the ..
We all carry people inside our headsactors, leaders, writers, people out of history or fiction, met or unmet, who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know. In The Man Within My Head, Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with the English writer Graham Gre..
This accessible book takes a unique person-centred approach to working with older people and provides an introduction to the legislation, policy, theory and research needed by social workers. The authors explore the experience of being an older person and how practitioners can work to make positive ..
Interprofessional working is one of the key subjects taught across early years, education, health and social care programmes, as a result of the move towards a more integrated practice for children. Written by a multi-professional team of contributors and grounded by their experience in interprofess..
Reviews of the previous edition: "e;Dementia care has come of age with this book. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard-pressed workforce."e;Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland"e;It's an admirably comprehensive and user-frie..
Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this book offers students and practitioners an accessible exploration of global health.Global health is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field as public health practitioners recognize the important challenges that global changes are posing for hu..
Here, at last, is a book brimming with the good news of raising childrenthe basic reassuring news about happiness and unconditional love, about enduring family connections and kids who grow up right. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., father of three and a clinical psychiatrist, has thought long and hard ab..
A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from..
Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. In this powerful but fair-minded narrati..
An in-depth look at the Washington Post from a Pulitzer Prizenominated Post veteran. Morning Miracle definitively answers the question ';Do newspapers still matter?' with a resounding yes.What The Kingdom and the Power did for the New York Times, Morning Miracle will do for the Washington Post. A re..
This book approaches the holiday of Purim as profane, freed to human use and ends, in order to consider the political legacy of the biblical story of Esther in festival and art works. Jo Carruthers explores carnival and synagogue practices, the purimshpiln (Purim's own dramatic genre), illuminated E..
'I first read a W. S. Graham poem in 1949. It sent a shiver down my spine. Forty-five years later nothing has changed. His song is unique and his work an inspiration.' Harold Pinter. From his first publications in the early 1940s, to his final works of the late 1970s, W. S. Graham has given us a poe..
Originally published in 1985, four years after its author's untimely death, Love and Freedom is the unforgettable story of Rosemary Kavan, an Englishwoman whose marriage to a Czech led her to experience life in post-war Prague, from early optimistic years, through the nightmare of the Stalinist purg..
The first literary phase in the brilliant and protean career of Conor Cruise O'Brien was his work as critic for Dublin literary magazine The Bell, which begat this collection of essays first published in 1952 (under the pseudonym 'Donat O'Donnell', as O'Brien was then a working civil servant.) In it..
A case for literary critics and other humanists to stop wallowing in their aestheticized helplessness and instead turn to poetry, comedy, and love.Literary criticism is an agent of despair, and its poster child is Walter Benjamin. Critics have spent decades stewing in his melancholy. What if instead..
An incisive look at how evangelical Christians shaped-and were shaped by-the American criminal justice system.America incarcerates on a massive scale. Despite recent reforms, the United States locks up large numbers of people-disproportionately poor and nonwhite-for long periods and offers little op..
Two preeminent legal scholars explain what tort law is all about and why it matters, and describe their own view of tort's philosophical basis: civil recourse theory.Tort law is badly misunderstood. In the popular imagination, it is "e;Robin Hood"e; law. Law professors, meanwhile, mostly dis..
A provocative case that "e;failed states"e; along the periphery of today's international system are the intended result of nineteenth-century colonial design.From the Afghan frontier with British India to the pampas of Argentina to the deserts of Arizona, nineteenth-century empires drew bord..
In the twentieth century, American mathematicians began to make critical advances in a field previously dominated by Europeans. Harvard's mathematics department was at the center of these developments. A History in Sum is an inviting account of the pioneers who trailblazed a distinctly American trad..
Presented in a new edition with expanded notes, this genre-defying meditation on the semiotics of late-1920s Weimar culture, composed of 60 short prose pieces that vary wildly in style and theme, offers a fresh opportunity to encounter Walter Benjamin at his most virtuosic and experimental, writing ..
Focusing on the 17th-century play of mourning, Walter Benjamin identifies allegory as the constitutive trope of modernity, bespeaking a haunted, bedeviled world of mutability and eternal transience. In this rigorous elegant translation, history as trauerspiel is the condition as well as subject of m..
A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platformA Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late motherA Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing RoomOn any particular day, thousands upon thousand..
The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present dayNick's personal pantheon of ';great Americans.'To millions of people..
There Goes The Bride. . .She's cautious, careful--and about to lose control of her future to a marriage of inconvenience. So, what can reluctant bride Katie McAuley do? Easy--let a modern-day prince charming spirit her away for a month to his Scottish castle. There she can take refuge from her overb..
A female undertaker in Victorian London suspects death by unnatural causes in a mystery ';rich with historical incidents and details' (Publishers Weekly). Only a woman with an iron backbone could succeed as an undertaker in Victorian England, but Violet Morgan takes great pride in her trade. While ..
The wildly inventive debut collection of stories by the Oscar-nominated star of The Social Network. ';Hilarious... It's a hoot' (People, The Best New Books). Jesse Eisenberg, known for his iconic film roles, his regular pieces in theNew Yorkerand two critically acclaimed plays, proves himself ';a d..
An expatriate is beset by dark temptations in this tale by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley: ';Her best novel' (The New Yorker). Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, this is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to gather material for a movie too sordid to be set in Am..
';A rollicking history of the telephone system and the hackers who exploited its flaws.' Kirkus Reviews, starred review Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computers, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's..
In early Pennsylvania, translation served as a utopian tool creating harmony across linguistic, religious, and ethnic differences. Patrick Erben challenges the long-standing historical myth--first promulgated by Benjamin Franklin--that language diversity posed a threat to communal coherence. He deft..
Focusing on portrayals of Mussolini's Italy, Hitler's Germany, and Stalin's Russia in U.S. films, magazine and newspaper articles, books, plays, speeches, and other texts, Benjamin Alpers traces changing American understandings of dictatorship from the late 1920s through the early years of the Cold ..
Reconstructing the human and natural environment of the Creek Indians in frontier Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, Robbie Ethridge illuminates a time of wrenching transition. Creek Country presents a compelling portrait of a culture in crisis, of its resiliency in the face of profound c..
In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "e;dance as an art of and from America."e; Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented wit..
In this evocative biography, Benjamin E. Wise presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885-1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative apologist of the southern racial order, in this telling Wise creates a complex..
From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and R..
Ari Linden's Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity reconsiders the literary works of the Viennese satirist, journalist, and playwright Karl Kraus (1874-1936). Combining close readings with intellectual history, Linden shows how Kraus's two major literary achievements (The Last Day..
Long before we began to speak of "e;public intellectuals,"e; the ideas of "e;the public"e; and "e;the intellectual"e; raised consternation among many European philosophers and political theorists. Thinking in Public examines the ambivalence these linked ideas provoked in the ..
In this volume, sixteen distinguished scholars address the impact of digital technologies on how anthropologists do fieldwork and on what they study. With nearly three billion Internet users and more than four and a half billion mobile phone owners today, and with an ever-growing array of electronic..
From the legendary Ebbets Field in the heart of Brooklyn to the amenity-packed Houston Astrodome to the "e;retro"e; Oriole Park at Camden Yards, stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture. In the early twentieth century, a ..
Warner Mifflinenergetic, uncompromising, and reviledwas the key figure connecting the abolitionist movements before and after the American Revolution. A descendant of one of the pioneering families of William Penn's "e;Holy Experiment,"e; Mifflin upheld the Quaker pacifist doctrine, carrying..
An instant is the shortest span in which time can be divided and experienced. In an instant, there is no duration: it is an interruption that happens in the blink of an eye. For the ancient Greeks, kairos, the time in which exceptional, unrepeatable events occurred, was opposed to chronos, measurabl..
Hotel London: How Victorian Commercial Hospitality Shaped a Nation and Its Stories examines Victorian London's grand hotels as both an institution and a culture intimately connected to the urban landscape. In her new study, Barbara Black argues that London's grand hotels provided an essential s..
Reconstruction Fiction: Housing and Realist Literature in Postwar Britain by Paula Derdiger assesses the impact of World War II and the welfare state on literary fiction by focusing on one of the defining issues of the postwar period: housing. Through compelling close readings and lively histor..
From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial vo..
World War I is widely considered "e;the Great War"e; and World War II, "e;the Good War."e; Janis Stout thinks of them as two parts of a whole that continues to engage historians and literary scholars searching for an understanding of both the actual war experiences and the modern cul..
A-Train is the story of one of the black Americans who, during World War II, graduated from Tuskegee (AL) Flying School and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps' 99th Pursuit Squadron. Charles W. Dryden presents a fast-paced, balanced, and personal account of what it was like to prepare for a car..
William March's debut novel, Company K, introduced him to the reading public as a gifted writer of modern fiction. Of that World War I classic, Graham Greene wrote: "e;It is the only war book I have read which has found a new form to fit the novelty of the protest. The prose is bare, lucid, with..
William March's debut novel, Company K, introduced him to the reading public as a gifted writer of modern fiction. Of that World War I classic, Graham Greene wrote: "e;It is the only war book I have read which has found a new form to fit the novelty of the protest. The prose is bare, lucid,..
';Impressively balanced accounts of such matters as Nixon's betrayal of Billy Graham's trust and Obama's connection to Jeremiah Wright[An] interesting take.'Booklist From the author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, an acclaimed account of the spiritual beliefs of such iconic Americans as Fran..
Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies, but little has been published on his critical work. In this study, Jose Eduardo Gonzalez focuses on Rama's response to and appropriation of European critics like Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Georg Lukac..
Since the publication of her first book, Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics, in 1974-the first book about Levinas published in English-Edith Wyschogrod has been at the forefront of the fields of Continental philosophy and philosophy of religion. Her work has crossed many disciplina..
The essays in this collection examine philosophical, religious, and literary or artistic texts using methodologies and insights that have grown out of reflection on literature and art. In them, them phrase "e;material spirit"e; becomes a point of departure for considering the continuing spec..
Published posthumously, Ending and Unending Agony is Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's only book entirely devoted to the French writer and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003). The place of Blanchot in Lacoue-Labarthe's thought was both discreet and profound, involving difficult, agonizing questions about..
Honorable Mention, 2017 Scribes Book Award, The American Society of Legal WritersAt the dawn of the twentieth century, the United States was reeling from the effects of rapid urbanization and industrialization. Time-honored verities proved obsolete, and intellectuals in all fields sought ways to mak..
The year's finest writing on mathematics from around the worldThis annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a..