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The Women Who Made Imperial Rome

Guy de la Bédoyère

A captivating popular history that shines a light on the notorious Julio-Claudian women who forged an empire? Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—these are the names history associates with the...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $18.00


The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Rée

An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote that “philosophy should be written like poetry.” But philosophy...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $28.00

Hun Sen’s Cambodia

Sebastian Strangio

A fascinating analysis of the recent history of the beautiful but troubled Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $18.00

A Better Planet

Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Daniel C. Esty; Foreword by Ingrid C. Burke

A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability   Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $20.00

Fabulous Monsters

Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Alberto Manguel

An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles Alberto Manguel, in a style both charming and erudite, examines how...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $15.00

The Marginal Revolutionaries

How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas

Janek Wasserman

A group history of the Austrian School of Economics, from the coffeehouses of imperial Vienna to the modern-day Tea Party The Austrian School of Economics—a movement that has had a vast impact on economics,...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $25.00

The Walls Have Ears

The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II

Helen Fry

A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler’s generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets At the outbreak of World War II, MI6...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $18.00

About Time

Fashion and Duration

Andrew Bolton;Andrew Bolton, with Jan Glier Reeder, Jessica Regan, and Amanda Garfinkel; With an introduction by Theodore Martin, short story by Michael Cunningham, and photographs by Nicholas Alan Cope

About Time: Fashion and Duration traces the evolution of fashion, from 1870 to the present, through a linear timeline of iconic garments, each paired with an alternate design that jumps forward or backward in...

October 20, 2020, Hardcover, $65.00

Designing Type

Karen Cheng

In this invaluable book, Karen Cheng explains the processes behind creating and designing type, one of the most important tools of graphic design. She addresses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with...

October 20, 2020, PB-with Flaps, $35.00

Through Vincent's Eyes

Van Gogh and His Sources

Edited by Eik Kahng; With essays by Todd Cronan, Steven Naifeh, Rebecca Rainof Mas, Sjraar van Heugten, and Marnin Young, and catalogue entries by Ann Dumas, David Francois Misteli, and Rachel Skokowski

Vincent van Gogh’s (1853–1890) idiosyncratic style grew out of a deep admiration for and connection to the 19th-century art world. This fresh look at Van Gogh’s influences explores the artist’s relationship to the Barbizon...

October 20, 2020, Hardcover, $60.00