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The Wondering Jew

Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity

Micah Goodman; Translated by Eylon Levy

A celebrated Israeli author explores the roots of the divide between religion and secularism in Israel today, and offers a path to bridging the divide Zionism began as a movement full of contradictions,...

November 10, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

The Invention of China

Bill Hayton

A provocative account showing that “China”—and its 5,000 years of unified history—is a national myth, created only a century ago with a political agenda that persists to this day China’s current leadership...

November 10, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

Going There

Black Visual Satire

Richard J. Powell

A kaleidoscopic survey of black satire in 20th- and 21st-century American art In this groundbreaking study, Richard J. Powell investigates the visual forms of satire produced by black artists in 20th- and...

November 3, 2020, Hardcover, $50.00

Lin May Saeed

Arrival of the Animals

Robert Wiesenberger; With contributions by Mel Y. Chen, Birgit Mutherich, and Lin May Saeed

A contemporary artist explores relationships among humans and animals, real and mythical German artist Lin May Saeed (b. 1973) grapples with the complex entanglements of humans and animals. Her work centers...

November 3, 2020, Paper, $35.00


The Lion, the City and the Water

Cees Nooteboom; Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson; With Photographs by Simone Sassen

The great Dutch author and traveller Cees Nooteboom sheds new light on Venice the city, its history, and its treasures Cees Nooteboom’s love for Venice, this “absurd combination of power, money, genius and...

November 3, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00


The Nine Symphonies that Changed Music

David Benjamin Levy

Beethoven’s symphonies loom large in the public imagination. The nine symphonies, including the Fifth, the Pastoral and the Choral are key to understanding Beethoven’s life and work – and are each regarded masterpieces in...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $30.00

An Aristocracy of Critics

Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press

Stephen Bates

The story behind the 1940s Commission on Freedom of the Press—groundbreaking then, timelier than ever now In 1943, Time Inc. editor-in-chief Henry R. Luce sponsored the greatest collaboration of...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00

Our Days Are Like Full Years

A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn

Harriet Pattison

An intimate glimpse into the professional and romantic relationship between Harriet Pattison and the renowned architect Louis Kahn On a winter day in 1953, a mysterious man in a sheepskin coat stood out to...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $45.00


A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

Helen Fry

A thrilling history of MI9—the WWII organization that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $28.00

To Rule Eurasia’s Waves

The New Great Power Competition at Sea

Geoffrey F. Gresh

The first book to weave Eurasia together through the perspective of the oceans and seas   Eurasia’s emerging powers—India, China, and Russia—have increasingly embraced their maritime geographies as they...

October 27, 2020, Hardcover, $40.00