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Early Mubarak Years 1982-1989 The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume III
ISBN: HB: 9781909942110, University of Chicago Press, Gingko Library, July 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In these essays Naguib Mahfouz comments on Egyptian politics, the role of Parliament, and the institutional changes that took place in Egypt after Honsi Mubarak became President in 1981. 
Methodists and Muslims My Life as an Orientalist
ISBN: PB: 9780674244672, Harvard University Press, July 2020
186 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Richard W. Bulliet is an innovative historian of the Islamic world. His contributions have changed the way scholars think about the history of medieval city life, animal domestication, wheeled transport, religious conversion, Islamic institutions, an...
Manon's World A Hauntology of a Daughter in the Triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel
ISBN: HB: 9780857427496, Seagull Books, June 2020
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Manon Gropius (1916-1935) was the daughter of Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler, and the architect Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, and the stepdaughter of the writer Franz Werfel. In Manon's World, James Reidel explores the life and...
Tomaڑ Spidlik A Theological Life
ISBN: PB: 9788024643793, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, June 2020
130 pp., 20.3x14.6 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! "Tomaڑ Spidlik: A Theological Life" offers one of the first comprehensive reflections on the life and work of the enigmatic Czech theologian. In part one, Karel Sladek explores Špid...
Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico Garcia Lorca
ISBN: HB: 9781789142372, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 38 illus.
Federico Garcia Lorca is Spain's most famous writer, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama. In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the ma...
Kaddish Pages on Tadeusz Kantor
ISBN: PB: 9780857427489, Seagull Books, May 2020
64 pp., 17.7x10.7 cm, 16 halftones
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad. Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish...
Plague Years A Doctor's Journey through the AIDS Crisis
ISBN: HB: 9780226718767, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1992, Dr. Ross A. Slotten had the dubious distinction of signing more death certificates in the city of Chicago – and, by inference, the state of Illinois – than any other physician. As a family physician, he trained to care for patients from birt...
Henry III 1207-1258
ISBN: HB: 9780300238358, Yale University Press, May 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to E...
Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...