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David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society

David Hume; Edited by Angela Coventry and Andrew Valls; With an Introduction by Andrew Valls; With Essays by Mark G. Spencer, Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, Frederick G. Whelan, and Peter Vanderschraaf and Andrew Valls

A compact and accessible edition of Hume’s political and moral writings with essays by a distinguished set of contributors A key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume was a major influence on...

October 23, 2018, Paper, $15.00

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous

Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Ken Wells; With a New Preface

How a plucky coterie of Louisiana shrimp-boat captains faced down the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history—only to realize that the struggle to preserve their centuries-old culture had just begun

August 25, 2015, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Colour

David Bomford and Ashok Roy

A Closer Look is the new series title for the updated and refreshed National Gallery Pocket Guide range. The series has been enhanced with a stronger format, attractive design, new photography, and additional...

August 11, 2009, Paper, $15.00

Rome and Rhetoric

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Garry Wills

A many-faceted examination of how Shakespeare brought Rome alive for his readers through a masterful manipulation of ancient rhetoric Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the...

January 29, 2013, Paper, $15.00

The Communist Manifesto

Edited and with an Introduction by Jeffrey C. Isaac; with essays by Steven Lukes, Stephen Eric Bronner, Vladimir Tismaneanu, Saskia Sassen

Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto has become one of the world’s most influential political tracts since its original 1848 publication. Part of the Rethinking the Western Tradition series, this edition of the

June 26, 2012, Paper, $15.00

The Hollywood Sign

Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Leo Braudy

The first history of the Hollywood Sign — ubiquitous symbol of American celebrity and ambition — by a master interpreter of popular culture Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block...

February 21, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Bob Dylan

Like a Complete Unknown

David Yaffe

Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in American musical and cultural history, lauded by Time magazine as one of the hundred most important people of the twentieth century. For nearly fifty years the singer-songwriter has...

June 19, 2012, Paper, $15.00

The Praise of Folly

Desiderius Erasmus; Translated, with an introduction and commentary by Clarence H. Miller, with an afterword by William H. Gass

First published in Paris in 1511, The Praise of Folly hasenjoyed enormous and highly controversial success from the author’s lifetime down to our own day.It hasno rival, except perhaps Thomas More...

February 8, 2003, Paper, $15.00

Libraries in the Ancient World

Lionel Casson

This delightful book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when “books” were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Renowned classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a lively tour, from the...

August 11, 2002, Paper, $15.00

Second Nature

Brain Science and Human Knowledge

Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

A renowned neuroscientist explains how our brains and bodies give rise to knowledge, creativity, and mental experience Burgeoning advancements in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we...

October 30, 2007, Paper, $15.00

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