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Ben Hecht

Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Adina Hoffman

A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayistHe was, according to Pauline Kael, “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean...

February 18, 2020, 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

Wider Than the Sky

The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Gerald Edelman

How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The quest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has...

May 10, 2005, Paper, $15.00

America at the Crossroads

Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Francis Fukuyama; With a New Preface by the Author

Francis Fukuyama’s criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservative friends both within and outside the Bush administration. Here he explains how, in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed...

March 20, 2007, 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

An American Experiment

George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters

David Peters Corbett; With contributions by Katherine Bourguignon and Christopher Riopelle

In the first decades of the 20th century, George Bellows and other painters of the Ashcan School, a loosely connected group of gritty, urban realists, created images of the city from street level. Following older artist Robert...

March 29, 2011, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Masters and Servants

Pierre Michon; Translated, Illustrated, and with a New Introduction by Wyatt Mason

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October 22, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Boredom

A Lively History

Peter Toohey

A rich and stimulating exploration of one of our most maligned emotions and how it might actually help us flourish In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth...

April 17, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Losing It

In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain...

William Ian Miller

From the author of The Anatomy of Disgust, a wickedly funny, effortlessly erudite essay on the horrors of old age, past and present In Losing It, William Ian Miller brings his inimitable...

August 29, 2012, Paper, $15.00

Shadows

The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
New Edition

E. H. Gombrich; With a preface by Neil MacGregor and an introduction by Nicholas Penny

In this intriguing book, E.H. Gombrich, who was one of the world’s foremost art historians, traces how cast shadows have been depicted in Western art through the centuries. Gombrich discusses the way shadows were represented—or...

December 16, 2014, Cloth, $15.00

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