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The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan

by Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley & Anselm Berrigan

Following the highly acclaimed Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, poets Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan have collaborated again on this new selection of poems by one of the most influential...


Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey through Chinese History

by Joseph W. Esherick

Ancestral Leaves follows one family through six hundred years of Chinese history and brings to life the epic narrative of the nation, from the fourteenth century through the Cultural Revolution. The lives of...


The Way to Make Wine: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home

by Sheridan Warrick

Geared to everyday wine lovers who want to drink well, save money, and impress their friends, this book reveals everything needed to make delicious wines-both reds and whites-from start to finish. A new preface...


Twilight of the Idols: Hollywood and the Human Sciences in 1920s America

by Mark Lynn Anderson

Twilight of the Idols revisits some of the sensational scandals of early Hollywood to evaluate their importance for our contemporary understanding of human deviance. By analyzing changes in the star system and...


From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces...


Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future

by Niles Eldredge & Sidney Horenstein

If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world's ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging...


Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine

by Kerin O'Keefe

Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O'Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy's...


A Portrait of America: The  Demographic Perspective

by John Iceland

Portrait of America describes our nation's changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial...


Working Skin: Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan

by Joseph D. Hankins

Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan's...


Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

by Federal Writers Project & David Kipen

Los Angeles in the 1930s returns to print an invaluable document of Depression-era Los Angeles, illuminating a pivotal moment in L.A.'s history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott...


Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution

by Benedikt Hallgrímsson & Brian K. Hall

Illuminating the processes and patterns that link genotype to phenotype, epigenetics seeks to explain features, characters, and developmental mechanisms that can only be understood in terms of interactions that...


Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

by James H. Johnson

"The entire town is disguised," declared a French tourist of eighteenth-century Venice. And, indeed, maskers of all ranks-nobles, clergy, imposters, seducers, con men-could be found mixing at every level of...


Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

by Denise Carson

Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father's passing...


Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan

by Jan Bardsley & Laura Miller

Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present...


Metropole

by Mr. Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Geoffrey G. O'Brien's third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O'Brien's poems measure the "vague cadence"...


Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

by Mary Beard

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to...


Dark Archive

by Laura Mullen

Dark archive: The purpose of a dark archive is to function as a repository for information that can be used as a failsafe during disaster recovery.

Laura Mullen's fourth collection is a sequence of beautifully...


The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

by Marcello Carmagnani & Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia

The Other West provides a provocative new interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century....


In Search of Lost Meaning: The New Eastern Europe

by Adam Michnik, Irena Grudzinska Gross & Vaclav Havel

In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik-one of Europe's leading dissidents-traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites...


Native Wine Grapes of Italy

by Ian D'agata

Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This...