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A Short History of War

Jeremy Black

A wonderfully engaging, accessible introduction to war, from ancient times to the present and into the future Throughout history, warfare has transformed social, political, cultural, and religious aspects...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $25.00

How to Enjoy Art

A Guide for Everyone

Ben Street

An entertaining and lively guide to rediscovering the pleasure in artHow to Enjoy Art: A Guide for Everyone provides the tools to understand and enjoy works of art. Debunking the pervasive idea that...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $20.00

Merchants

The Community That Shaped England’s Trade and Empire, 1550-1650

Edmond Smith

A new history of English trade and empire—revealing how a tightly woven community of merchants was the true origin of globalized Britain In the century following Elizabeth I’s rise to the throne, English trade...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

100 Poets

A Little Anthology

John Carey

A wonderfully readable anthology of our greatest poetry, chosen by the author of A Little History of Poetry A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $25.00

Time for Socialism

Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021

Thomas Piketty

A chronicle of recent events that have shaken the world, from the author of Capital in the Twenty‑First Century  Praise for Time for Socialism: “Lively, thought‑provoking, grounded in...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $25.00

Surrealism Beyond Borders

Stephanie D’Alessandro and Matthew Gale

A completely new way of looking at and understanding Surrealism, with a focus on the worldwide sweep of the movement This groundbreaking book challenges conventional narratives of Surrealism, tracing its impact and...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $65.00

Modern Times

British Prints, 1913-1939

Jennifer Farrell; With contributions by Gillian Forrester and Rachel Mustalish

A look at the artistic and technical innovation of British printmaking from World War I to the eve of World War II, as artists from the Grosvenor School and beyond harnessed an emerging modernist style Throughout...

October 26, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $50.00

The Will to See

Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope

Bernard-Henri Levy

An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe, from one of the world’s most daring philosopher-reporters“Fierce and elegant, Lévy’s musings will be of profound interest to any reader...

October 26, 2021, Hardcover, $26.00

The Fortunes of Francis Barber

The Story of the Enslaved Jamaican Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir

Michael Bundock

The story of the extraordinary relationship between Francis Barber, a former slave, and Samuel Johnson, England’s most distinguished man of letters“A remarkable work of detection, a biography of a black...

October 26, 2021, Paper, $20.00

American Contagions

Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

A concise history of how American law has shaped—and been shaped by—the experience of contagion, "taking us from the smallpox outbreaks of the colonies to COVID-19. . . . The conclusion [Witt] arrives at is devastating." (Jennifer...

October 26, 2021, Paper, $13.00

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