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To Kidnap a Pope

Napoleon and Pius VII

Ambrogio A. Caiani

A groundbreaking account of Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius VII, and the kidnapping that would forever divide church and state In the wake of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of France, and Pope...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $32.50

Clairvoyant of the Small

The Life of Robert Walser

Susan Bernofsky

The first English-language biography of one of the great literary talents of the twentieth century, written by his award-winning translator“Bernofsky takes us into the heart of an artist’s life/work struggles,...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $35.00

The Life of Music

New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition

Nicholas Kenyon

Nicholas Kenyon explores the enduring appeal of the classical canon at a moment when we can access all music—across time and cultures Immersed in music for much of his life as writer, broadcaster and concert...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $27.50

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 achievementsAn Essay on Man is an original synthesis of contemporary knowledge, a unique...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $20.00

Sons of the Waves

The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail

Stephen Taylor

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“No other book resurrects the wooden world of Jack Tar in such...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $18.00

The Multifarious Mr. Banks

From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment“An extensive, admiring account of his subject’s...

May 25, 2021, Paper, $18.00

Conversations with God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus

Christopher Riopelle, Owen Gingerich, and Andrzej Szczerski

Two icons of Polish culture and history, an artist and an astronomer Largely unknown outside his homeland, Jan Matejko (1838–93) is widely regarded as the national painter of Poland, where he is revered...

May 18, 2021, PB-with Flaps, $16.99

Spatial Orders, Social Forms

Art and the City in Modern Brazil

Adrian Anagnost

A fascinating look at modernist urban planning and spatial theories in Brazilian 20th-century art and architecture Exploring the intersections among art, architecture, and urbanism in Brazil from the 1920s through...

May 18, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $75.00

Becoming Organic

Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya

Shaila Seshia Galvin

A rich, original study of the social and bureaucratic life of organic quality that challenges assumptions of what organic means Tracing the social and bureaucratic life of organic quality, this book yields...

May 18, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $65.00

The Voice Catchers

How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet

Joseph Turow

Your voice as biometric data, and how marketers are using it to manipulate you The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, this timely book exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00