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The Story of the Country House

A History of Places and People

Clive Aslet

The fascinating story of the evolution of the country house in Britain, from its Roman precursors to the presentThe Story of the Country House is an authoritative and vivid account of the British country...

September 14, 2021, Hardcover, $25.00

The Polymath

A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag

Peter Burke

From Leonardo Da Vinci to Oliver Sacks: the first history of the western polymath, from the Renaissance to the present "An absorbing group portrait and intellectual history."—Kirkus Reviews

August 31, 2021, Paper, $18.00

The King's Harvest

A Political Ecology of China from the First Farmers to the First Empire

Brian Lander

A multidisciplinary environmental history of early China’s political systems, featuring newly available Chinese archaeological data This book is a multidisciplinary study of the ecology of China’s early political...

November 23, 2021, Hardcover, $40.00

The Nature of Tomorrow

A History of the Environmental Future

Michael Rawson

An examination of how Western visions of endless future growth have contributed to the global environmental crisis For centuries, the West has produced stories about the future in which humans use advanced science...

November 16, 2021, Hardcover, $30.00

Lakota America

A New History of Indigenous Power

Pekka Hamalainen

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America’s history   Named One of the New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019   •  Named One of the 10 Best...

October 13, 2020, Paper, $22.00

Voices of the Lost

A Novel

Hoda Barakat; Translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, this novel weaves together a series of devastating confessions about life in contemporary Arab society“Barakat isn't writing about ‘the immigrant.’...

March 2, 2021, PB-with Flaps, $13.00

John Craxton

A Life of Gifts

Ian Collins

Uplifting and engaging, this story recounts the life and career of a rebellious 20th-century British artist Born into a large, musical, and bohemian family in London, the British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) has...

June 22, 2021, Hardcover, $35.00

Fabulous Monsters

Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Alberto Manguel

“In art and words, a book lover honors the characters he can’t forget.”—New York Times Book Review An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the...

October 20, 2020, Paper, $15.00

Surviving Genocide

Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas

Jeffrey Ostler

The first part of a sweeping two-volume history of the devastation brought to bear on Indian nations by U.S. expansion"An elegant, organized narrative of the United States' dispossession of Native lands...

September 22, 2020, Paper, $25.00

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff

The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman, called “gripping" and "fascinating" by William Taubman in the New York Times  “[Popoff] tells Grossman’s story with...

August 14, 2020, Paper, $25.00