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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, July 2019
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant The Complete Annotated Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780674237858, ISBN: HB: 9780674976290, Harvard University Press, June 2019
816 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 1 photo, 8 illus., 2 tables
President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American househ...
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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, June 2019
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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Boatman Henry David Thoreau's River Years
ISBN: PB: 9780674237414, ISBN: HB: 9780674545090, Harvard University Press, April 2019
336 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 photos, 2 illus., 3 maps
"The Boatman" gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene epoch. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized t...
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Catherine & Diderot The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780674737907, Harvard University Press, February 2019
272 pp., 21x14 cm
In October 1773, after a grueling trek from Paris, the aged and ailing Denis Diderot stumbled from a carriage in wintery St. Petersburg. The century's most subversive thinker, Diderot arrived as the guest of its most ambitious and admired ruler, Empr...
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£20,00
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Path Twice Traveled My Journey as a Historian of China
ISBN: PB: 9780674237292, Harvard University Press, January 2019
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 19 photos
In this memoir, Paul A. Cohen, one of the West's preeminent historians of China, traces the development of his work from its inception in the early 1960s to the present, offering fresh perspectives that consistently challenge us to think more deeply...
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£23,95
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Lives of the Milanese Tyrants I Tatti Renaissance Library 88
ISBN: HB: 9780674987524, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 21x14 cm
"Lives of the Milanese Tyrants" brings together two biographies by the most important Milanese humanist of the early fifteenth century. Pier Candido Decembrio (1399-1477) served as secretary and envoy to the bizarre and powerful Filippo Maria Viscont...
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Inventing Edward Lear
ISBN: HB: 9780674971158, Harvard University Press, December 2018
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 colour photos, 98 photos
Edward Lear wrote some of the best-loved poems in English, including "The Owl and the Pussycat", but the father of nonsense was far more than a poet. He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplish...
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Cyrus the Great Life and Lore
ISBN: PB: 9780674987388, Harvard University Press, December 2018
250 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
The edited volume "Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore" re-contextualizes Cyrus's foundational act and epoch in light of recent scholarship, while examining his later reception in antiquity and beyond. Among the many themes addressed in the volume are: th...
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Virtues and Vices of Speech I Tatti Renaissance Library 87
ISBN: HB: 9780674987500, Harvard University Press, December 2018
400 pp., 21x14 cm
Giovanni Pontano, who adopted the academic sobriquet "Gioviano", was prime minister to several kings of Naples and the most important Neapolitan humanist of the quattrocento. Best known today as a Latin poet, he also composed dialogues depicting the...
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