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Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?
ISBN: HB: 9780674660151, Harvard University Press, June 2020
512 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 1 illus., 11 tables
Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans...
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Who Needs a World View?
ISBN: HB: 9780674245938, Harvard University Press, May 2020
208 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 3 illus.
We live in a unitary cosmos created and cared for in all its details by a benevolent god. That, for centuries, was the starting point for much philosophical and religious thinking in the West. The task was to accommodate ourselves to that view and re...
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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674244498, ISBN: HB: 9780674088412, Harvard University Press, April 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 photos
"Writing Technology in Meiji Japan" boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival resear...
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What Stars Are Made Of The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
ISBN: HB: 9780674237377, Harvard University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 58 photos
It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin overcame prodigious obstacles to become a woman of many firsts: the first to receive a PhD in astronomy...
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Wings for the Rising Sun A Transnational History of Japanese Aviation
ISBN: PB: 9780674244429, ISBN: HB: 9780674244412, Harvard University Press, March 2020
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 photos, 10 colour photos, 3 maps, 4 tables
The history of Japanese aviation offers countless stories of heroic achievements and dismal failures, passionate enthusiasm and sheer terror, brilliant ideas and fatally flawed strategies. In "Wings for the Rising Sun", scholar and former airline pi...
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Wolf at Door The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It
ISBN: HB: 9780674980884, Harvard University Press, March 2020
368 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voic...
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When Novels Were Books
ISBN: HB: 9780674987043, Harvard University Press, January 2020
256 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 15 photos
Literary scholars have explained the rise of the Anglophone novel using a range of tools, from Ian Watt's theories to James Watt's inventions. Contrary to established narratives, "When Novels Were Books" reveals that the genre beloved of so many read...
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Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in "Oedipus Tyrannus"
ISBN: PB: 9780674237940, Harvard University Press, January 2020
270 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Oedipus's major handicap in life is not knowing who he is – and both parricide and incest result from his ignorance of his identity. With two questions – "Who am I?" and "Who is my father?" – on his mind (and on his lips), the obsessed Oedipus arrive...
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, January 2020
450 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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Will of the People The Revolutionary Birth of America
ISBN: HB: 9780674971790, Harvard University Press, September 2019
240 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something extraordinary. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took responsibility for the course of the revolution. They policed their neighbors, sent...
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