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Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist Three Lives in an Age of Empire
ISBN: HB: 9780300243062, Yale University Press, February 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 33 black&white illus.
Three interconnected eighteenth-century lives offer a fresh account of the British Empire and its intrusion into Indigenous societies. This engaging history brings together the stories of Joshua Reynolds and two Indigenous men, the Cherokee Ostenaco...
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Raphael and the Antique
ISBN: HB: 9781789141504, Reaktion Books, February 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 71 illus., 66 in colour
The Renaissance artist Raphael is known for his extraordinary frescoes, his sublime Madonnas, devotional altarpieces, architectural designs, and his inventive prints and tapestries. It was his use of ancient Roman models – classical sculptures, relie...
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To Shape a New World Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
ISBN: PB: 9780674237834, ISBN: HB: 9780674980754, Harvard University Press, January 2020
464 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Martin Luther King, Jr., may be America's most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and street names around the world. On the fiftieth anniversary of King's assassination, the man and his activism are as close to public co...
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Irving Berlin New York Genius
ISBN: HB: 9780300180480, Yale University Press, January 2020
424 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called – by George Gershwin, among others – the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music", legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American musi...
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Rav Kook Everything is Rising
ISBN: PB: 9780300248579, ISBN: HB: 9780300164244, Yale University Press, January 2020
288 pp., 21x14.6 cm
Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was one of the most influential – and controversial – rabbis of the twentieth century. A maverick thinker, he combined strict traditionalism with an embrace of modernity and its heresies, Orthodoxy and tolerance, sc...
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Trials of Thomas Morton An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England
ISBN: HB: 9780300230109, Yale University Press, January 2020
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 19 black&white illus.
Adding new depth to our understanding of early New England society, this riveting account of Thomas Morton explores the tensions that arose from competing colonial visions. A lawyer and fur trader, Thomas Morton dreamed of a society where Algonquian...
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Of Morsels and Marvels
ISBN: HB: 9780857426932, Seagull Books, December 2019
324 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Conde, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors...
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£21,00
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Fifty Fifty Carcanet's Jubilee in Letters
ISBN: PB: 9781784108786, Carcanet, December 2019
244 pp., 21.6x13.5 cm
Each of Carcanet's fifty years is marked by an exchange of lettersbetween an author and the editor. The aim is to reveal a half century'shistory of publishing and one small, ambitious press's contribution, thenature of editing, the author/editor rela...
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Walt Whitman Speaks His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America
ISBN: PB: 9781784108946, Carcanet, December 2019
224 pp., 21.6x13.5 cm
To mark the bicentenary of Walt Whitman's death, Carcanet publishesa distillation from Horace Traubel's conversations with the great American poet. Whitman speaks from the heart, an old man whochanged the course of American poetry and, by extension,...
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Glikl Memoirs 1691-1719
ISBN: PB: 9781684580040, ISBN: HB: 9781684580057, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
"My dear children, I write this for you in case your dear children or grandchildren come to you one of these days, knowing nothing of their family. For this reason I have set this down for you here in brief, so that you might know what kind of people...
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