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How the Just So Stories Were Made

The Brilliance and Tragedy Behind Kipling’s Celebrated Tales for Little Children

John Batchelor

From "How the Leopard Got Its Spots" to "The Elephant’s Child," Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories have delighted readers across the world for more than a century. In this original study, John Batchelor explores the...

May 25, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $25.00

Sons of the Waves

The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail

Stephen Taylor

“[A] rollicking narrative . . . Superb”—Ben Wilson, Times  A brilliant telling of the history of the common seaman in the age of sail, and his role in Britain’s trade, exploration, and warfare...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $18.00

An Essay on Man

An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture

Ernst Cassirer; With an Introduction by Peter E. Gordon

One of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers presents the results of his lifetime study of man’s cultural achievements. An Essay on Man is an original synthesis of contemporary knowledge, a unique interpretation of the...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $20.00

Humour

Terry Eagleton

A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture—by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of...

May 18, 2021, Paper, $15.00

Condemned

The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire

Graham Seal

In the early seventeenth century, Britain took ruthless steps to deal with its unwanted citizens, forcibly removing men, women, and children from their homelands and sending them to far-flung corners of the empire to be sold...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $27.50

Raphael

David Ekserdjian and Tom Henry

Among the great figures of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael (1483–1520)  is unarguably the artist who has been most widely and consistently admired across the centuries. He had an extraordinary and perhaps unrivaled capacity...

May 4, 2021, Hardcover, $50.00

Conversations with God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus

Christopher Riopelle, Owen Gingerich, and Andrzej Szczerski

Largely unknown outside his homeland, Jan Matejko (1838–93) is widely regarded as the national painter of Poland, where he is revered for his huge minutely detailed depictions of key moments in the nation’s history....

May 4, 2021, PB-with Flaps, $16.99

Durer's Journeys

Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Susan Foister and Peter van den Brink

The visual legacy of Dürer’s travels extends far beyond his lifetime and throughout Europe, and the documents illuminating them offer unique insights into the distinctive ways Dürer conducted and managed his career, making...

May 4, 2021, Hardcover, $50.00

Northern Ireland

The Fragile Peace
New Edition

Feargal Cochrane

“A wonderful book, beautifully written. . . . Informative and incisive.”—Irish Times   After two decades of relative peace following the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, the Brexit referendum in 2016 reopened...

May 4, 2021, Paper, $20.00

Mussolini and the Eclipse of Italian Fascism

From Dictatorship to Populism

R.J.B. Bosworth

On the tenth anniversary of his rise to power in 1932, Benito Mussolini (1883–1945) seemed to many the “good dictator.” He was the first totalitarian and the first fascist in modern Europe. But a year later Hitler’s entrance...

April 27, 2021, Hardcover, $35.00

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