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Freud's Trip to Orvieto

by Nicholas Fox Weber

“Freud’s Trip to Orvieto is at once profound and wonderfully diverse, and as gripping as any detective story. Nicholas Fox Weber mixes psychoanalysis, art history, and the personal with an intricacy and spiritedness...


Visions of Empire

by Krishan Kumar

The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most...


Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausman

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...


Terror in France

by Gilles Kepel

In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016,...


Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World

by Dalia Antonia Muller

During the violent years of war marking Cuba's final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban emigres, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site,...


We Demand

by Roderick A. Ferguson

In the post World War II period, student movements rebelled against the archaic university. They fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve—women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous...


States of Separation

by Laura Robson

Across the Middle East in the post–World War I era, European strategic moves converged with late Ottoman political practice and a newly emboldened Zionist movement to create an unprecedented push to physically...


A Half Century of Occupation

by Gershon Shafir

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the world’s most polarizing confrontations. Its current phase, Israel’s “temporary” occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, turns a half century...


The Invented Part

by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

What's the relationship between the real, the imagined, and the written? That's the question at the heart of Fresán's latest novel, an exploration of the mind of a disillusioned writer attempting to write his...


The Handy New York City Answer Book

by Chris Barsanti

• More than 850 answers to common questions on the city of New York

• Clear organization makes finding information quick and easy

• Clear and concise answers

• Numerous photographs and illustrations bring...


Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities

by Iain Chambers

Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities is a ground-breaking work that revaluates the cultural and political understandings of the world today from the perspective of the south. Largely located...


Remembering Reconstruction

by Bruce E. Baker, Carole Emberton & W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Academic studies of the Civil War and historical memory abound, ensuring a deeper understanding of how the war’s meaning has shifted over time and the implications of those changes for concepts of race, citizenship,...


Death in the City

by Kathryn A. Sloan

At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace...


The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

by Banu Turnaoğlu

Turkish republicanism is commonly thought to have originated with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the founding of modern Turkey in 1923, and understood exclusively in terms of Kemalist ideals, characterized by the...


Mainstreaming Black Power

by Tom Adam Davies

Mainstreaming Black Power upends the narrative that the Black Power movement provided a catharsis for black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the...


The History of the Future

by Edward McPherson

What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism,...


Raising Royalty

by Carolyn Harris

How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends...


The Beauty That Remains

by Quynh Dao

The Beauty That Remains charts the author's escape from communist Vietnam, her stay in a Malaysian refugee camp, and her first years in Australia, with all the drama and the hilarity of a bumbling young woman...


Forgotten Peace

by Robert A. Karl

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past....


Jumping Over Shadows

by Annette Gendler

• A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story, this book will appeal to readers of romance and memoir alike. • Jumping Over Shadows is a second-generation Holocaust story, and the Holocaust and its impact continues...