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Dante and the Early Astronomer

Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

Tracy Daugherty

Explore the evolution of astronomy from Dante to Einstein, as seen through the eyes of trailblazing Victorian astronomer Mary Acworth Evershed   In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867–1949) sat on a...

April 23, 2019, Hardcover, $26.00

The Global Indies

British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Ashley L. Cohen

A study of British imperialism’s imaginative geography, exploring the pairing of India and the Atlantic, from literature to colonial policy In this lively book, Ashley Cohen reveals how eighteenth-century...

January 5, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

Haunted

On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds

Leo Braudy

An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book...

October 2, 2018, Paper, $22.00

Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick J. Deneen; With a New Preface

"One of the most important political books of 2018."—Rod Dreher, American Conservative Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the...

February 26, 2019, Paper, $18.00

Reformations

The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

Carlos M. N. Eire

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to...

September 4, 2018, Paper, $25.00

Against the Grain

A Deep History of the Earliest States

James C. Scott

An Economist Best History Book 2017  “History as it should be written.”—Barry Cunliffe, Guardian  “Scott hits the nail squarely on the head by exposing the staggering...

July 24, 2018, Paper, $18.00

Devotion

Patti Smith

“Devotion is short enough to devour at one enjoyable sitting and thought-provoking enough to deserve re-reading.”—Suzi Feay, Financial Times  “Devotion shows rather than tells what...

September 4, 2018, PB-with Flaps, $9.95

The Age of Undress

Art, Fashion, and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s

Amelia Rauser

Neoclassicism recast as a feminine, progressive movement through the lens of empire-style fashion, as well as related art and literatureThe Age of Undress explores the emergence and meaning of...

March 17, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00

The Great Inoculator

The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution

Gavin Weightman

Smallpox was the scourge of the eighteenth century: it showed no mercy, almost wiping out whole societies. Young and old, poor and royalty were equally at risk – unless they had survived a previous attack. Daniel Sutton, a...

September 22, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

Security Empire

The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe

Molly Pucci

A compelling examination of the establishment of the secret police in Communist Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Eastern Germany ?This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland,...

July 14, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

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