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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff

The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman   If Vasily Grossman’s 1961 masterpiece, Life and Fate, had been published during his lifetime, it would have reached the...

August 14, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Voting About God in Early Church Councils

Ramsay MacMullen

In this study, Ramsay MacMullen steps aside from the well-worn path that previous scholars have trod to explore exactly how early Christian doctrines became official. Drawing on extensive verbatim stenographic records, he...

August 11, 2020, Paper, $28.00

The Industrialist and the Diva

Alexander Smith Cochran, Founder of Yale's Elizabethan Club, and Madame Ganna Walska

Walter Goffart

An animated account of the launching of Yale’s Elizabethan Club, and the life of its founder and his intriguing wife A millionaire carpet manufacturer, noted philanthropist, and avid yachtsman, Alexander...

August 25, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

The Conquest of Malaria

Italy, 1900-1962

Frank M. Snowden

At the outset of the twentieth century, malaria was Italy’s major public health problem. It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, limited political participation,...

May 19, 2020, Paper, $25.00

American Contagions

Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

From yellow fever to smallpox to polio to AIDS and COVID-19, epidemics have prompted Americans to make choices and answer questions about their basic values and their laws.  In five short chapters, historian John Fabian Witt traces...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $20.00

A World Out of Reach

Dispatches from Life under Lockdown

Edited and with an Introduction by Meghan O'Rourke

In beautifully written and powerfully thought prose, A World Out of Reach offers a crucial record of the cataclysmic spring of 2020—a record for us to share with one another, and for posterity, in the voices of writers...

November 24, 2020, Paper, $15.00

The Virus in the Age of Madness

Bernard-Henri Levy

A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web...

July 28, 2020, Paper, $14.00