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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 Art of War in an Age of Peace

U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint

Michael O’Hanlon

An informed modern plan for post-2020 American foreign policy that avoids the opposing dangers of retrenchment and overextension Russia and China are both believed to have a “grand strategy”—a detailed set of goals...

May 25, 2021, Hardcover, $28.00

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

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

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


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


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

Graham Seal

A powerful account of how coerced migration built the British Empire In the early seventeenth century, Britain took ruthless steps to deal with its unwanted citizens, forcibly removing men, women, and...

May 18, 2021, Hardcover, $27.50

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

Worlds Beyond

Miniatures and Victorian Fiction

Laura Forsberg

An innovative study of how the Victorians used books, portraits, fairies, microscopes, and dollhouses to imagine miniature worlds beyond perception In 1856, Elizabeth Gaskell discovered a trove of handmade miniature...

May 11, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00

Minerva's French Sisters

Women of Science in Enlightenment France

Nina Rattner Gelbart

A fascinating collective biography of six female scientists in eighteenth-century France, whose stories were largely written out of history This book presents the stories of six intrepid women of science in...

May 11, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00