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African States since Independence Order, Development, and Democracy
ISBN: HB: 9780300226614, Yale University Press, July 2019
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 85 black&white illus.
Authors Christensen and Laitin argue that an interplay of geographic, historical, and demographic factors undergird sub-Saharan states' post?independence struggles to eradicate poverty, establish democratic accountability, and quell civil unrest. The...
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Apollo's Muse The Moon in the Age of Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781588396846, Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2019
192 pp., 22.9x22.9 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, "Apollo's Muse" honors the rich history of photographic representations of the moon, from rarely seen early daguerreotypes to contemporary video art. Engaging and accessible, the book explore...
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Awaken A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
ISBN: PB: 9780300244656, Yale University Press, July 2019
252 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 230 colour and black&white illus.
Encouraging personal engagement with Tibetan Buddhism, this dynamic book presents spectacular Himalayan art and explores the philosophical tenets encoded in its imagery. Taking as its theme the universally accessible experience of Awakening, the book...
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Blueprint for War FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America
ISBN: PB: 9780300244342, ISBN: HB: 9780300203530, Yale University Press, June 2019
264 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus. in 8-pg insert
In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt's election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under t...
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Breakpoint Reckoning with America's Environmental Crises
ISBN: PB: 9780300244397, ISBN: HB: 9780300179392, Yale University Press, June 2019
320 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 black&white illus.
Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems rava...
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CAMP Notes on Fashion
ISBN: HB: 9781588396686, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
256 pp., 34.3x26 cm, 250 colour illus.
Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself through an aesthetic of deliberate stylization. Fashion is one of the most overt and enduring conduits of the camp aesthetic. As a site for the pl...
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Contested Territory Dien Bien Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam
ISBN: PB: 9780300233957, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The definitive account of one of the most important battles of the twentieth century, and the Black River borderlands' transformation into Northwest Vietnam Historians regard the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 as the conflict that toppled the French...
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Dante and the Early Astronomer Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9780300239898, Yale University Press, June 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's "Divine Comedy". Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as ins...
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Elizabethan Image An Introduction to English Portraiture, 1558-1603
ISBN: HB: 9780300244298, Yale University Press, June 2019
224 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 230 colour illus.
This richly illustrated volume presents an engaging overview of an extraordinary period of English history, the reign of Elizabeth I. Beginning with the great portrait of the Queen in grand procession with her Garter Knights, we discover themes that...
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Gauguin Portraits
ISBN: HB: 9780300242737, Yale University Press, June 2019
260 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 170 colour and black&white illus.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) broke with accepted conventions and challenged audiences to expand their understanding of visual expression. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in his portraits, a genre he remained engaged with throughout all phase...
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