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BUGSY SIEGEL: THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Written by Shnayerson, Michael
The story of the notorious Jewish gangster who ascended from impoverished beginnings to the glittering Las Vegas strip "A highly readable, fast-moving contribution to the annals of 20th-century organized crime."--Kirkus Reviews In a brief life that led to a violent end, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (1906-1947) rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$26.00
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CLAIRVOYANT OF THE SMALL: THE LIFE OF ROBERT WALSER

Written by Bernofsky, Susan
The first English-language biography of one of the great literary talents of the twentieth century, written by his award-winning translator The great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser lived eccentrically on the fringes of society, shocking his Berlin friends by enrolling in butler school and later developing an urban-nomad lifestyle in the Swiss capital, Bern, before checking
May 25, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$35.00
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THIS IS NOT NORMAL: THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY EXPECTATIONS

Written by Sunstein, Cass R
How our shifting sense of "what's normal" defines the character of democracy "A provocative examination of social constructs and those who would alternately undo or improve them."--Kirkus Reviews This sharp and engaging collection of essays by leading governmental scholar Cass R.
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$26.00
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BALD: 35 PHILOSOPHICAL SHORT CUTS

Written by Critchley, Simon
A new and expansive collection of essays from one of the world's best-known popular philosophers​ The moderator of the New York Times' Stone column and the author of numerous books on everything from Greek tragedy to David Bowie, Simon Critchley has been a strong voice in popular philosophy for more than a decade.
April 20, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$25.00
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WHY THE NEW DEAL MATTERS

Written by Rauchway, Eric
A look at how the New Deal fundamentally changed American life, and why it remains relevant today The greatest peaceable expression of common purpose in U.S. history, the New Deal altered Americans' relationship with politics, economics, and one another in ways that continue to resonate today.
April 6, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$26.00
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1177 B.C.: THE YEAR CIVILIZATION COLLAPSED: REVISED AND UPDATED

Written by Cline, Eric H
From acclaimed archaeologist and bestselling author Eric Cline, a breathtaking account of how the collapse of an ancient civilized world ushered in the first Dark Ages In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the Sea Peoples invaded Egypt.
February 2, 2021 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 304 Pages |
$16.95
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ISIS: A HISTORY

Written by Gerges, Fawaz A
An authoritative introduction to ISIS--now expanded and revised to bring events up to the present The Islamic State stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. However, its most striking and distinctive characteristic was its capacity to build governing institutions and a theologically grounded national identity.
July 6, 2021 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 424 Pages |
$17.95
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ESCAPE FROM ROME: THE FAILURE OF EMPIRE AND THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY

Written by Scheidel, Walter
The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history.
March 16, 2021 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 704 Pages |
$21.95
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MARIA THERESA: THE HABSBURG EMPRESS IN HER TIME

Written by Stollberg-Rilinger, Barbara
A major new biography of the iconic Austrian empress that challenges the many myths about her life and rule Maria Theresa (1717-1780) was once the most powerful woman in Europe. At the age of twenty-three, she ascended to the throne of the Habsburg Empire, a far-flung realm composed of diverse ethnicities and languages, beset on all sides by enemies and rivals.
July 13, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 944 Pages |
$39.95
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HOW TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND: AN ANCIENT GUIDE TO THINKING LIKE A SKEPTIC

Written by Empiricus, Sextus
How ancient skepticism can help you attain tranquility by learning to suspend judgment Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thinking.
April 13, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 280 Pages |
$16.95

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