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They Were Her Property

White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History  A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy“Compelling.”—Renee Graham,

January 7, 2020, Paper, $18.00

The Misinformation Age

How False Beliefs Spread

Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall

The social dynamics of “alternative facts”: why what you believe depends on who you know“Empowering and thoroughly researched, this book offers useful contemporary analysis and possible solutions to one...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $16.00

Goering's Man in Paris

The Story of a Nazi Art Plunderer and His World

Jonathan Petropoulos

A charged biography of a notorious Nazi art plunderer and his career in the postwar art world  "A well-rounded portrait of a complex figure. . . . Engrossing."—Publishers Weekly...

January 26, 2021, Hardcover, $37.50

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1733-1795

Light and Flame

Richard Butterwick

A major new assessment of the “vanished kingdom” of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth—one which recognizes its achievements before its destruction Richard Butterwick tells the compelling story of the last...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $45.00

The Wondering Jew

Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity

Micah Goodman; Translated by Eylon Levy

A celebrated Israeli author explores the roots of the divide between religion and secularism in Israel today, and offers a path to bridging the divide"A thoughtful social, political, and philosophical...

November 10, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

Invisible Ink

A Novel

Patrick Modiano; Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

Patrick Modiano explores the boundaries of recollection in a "mesmerizing, enigmatic novel" (Publishers Weekly)"An enchanting read."—Ploughshares  The latest work from Nobel...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $24.00

Americans in Spain

Painting and Travel, 1820-1920

Brandon Ruud and Corey Piper; With contributions by Eugenia Afinoguenova, M. Elizabeth Boone, Valerie Ann Leeds, and Francesc Quilez Corella

The art and culture of Spain significantly influenced many of America’s most renowned 19th- and 20th-century artists. Mary Cassatt visited the country early in her career and first garnered the attention of the French...

January 26, 2021, Hardcover, $60.00

Founding God’s Nation

Reading Exodus

Leon R. Kass

In this long-awaited follow-up to his 2003 book on Genesis, humanist scholar Leon Kass explores how Exodus raises and then answers the central political questions of what defines a nation and how a nation should govern itself...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00

Culture in Nazi Germany

Michael H. Kater

A fresh and insightful history of how the German arts-and-letters scene was transformed under the Nazis Culture was integral to the smooth running of the Third Reich. In the years preceding WWII, a wide...

April 28, 2020, Paper, $20.00

This Is Not Normal

The Politics of Everyday Expectations

Cass R. Sunstein

This sharp and engaging collection of essays by leading governmental scholar Cass R. Sunstein examines shifting understandings of what’s normal, and how those shifts account for the feminist movement, the civil rights movement, the...

February 9, 2021, Hardcover, $26.00