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How to Rig an Election
ISBN: PB: 9780300246650, ISBN: HB: 9780300204438, Yale University Press, September 2019
320 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 12 figures
Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging and provocative book, Nic Cheeseman and Br...
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Hope Without Optimism
ISBN: PB: 9780300248678, Yale University Press, August 2019
178 pp., 21x14 cm
In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimi...
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How to Read Literature
ISBN: PB: 9780300247640, Yale University Press, August 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm
A literary master's entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be f...
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Henry van de Velde Designing Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9780300226669, Yale University Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 52 colour illus., 89 black&white illus.
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthet...
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How We Cooperate A Theory of Kantian Optimization
ISBN: PB: 9780300233339, Yale University Press, June 2019
248 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Game theory assumes that people are self-interested and works from this premise to explain competitive behavior. People don't just compete, however; they also cooperate. John Roemer argues that attempts by orthodox game theorists to account for coope...
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Humour
ISBN: HB: 9780300243147, Yale University Press, April 2019
224 pp., 21x14 cm
Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the functions it serves. Why do we laugh? What are we to make of the sheer variety of laughter, from braying and cackling to sniggering and chortling? Is hum...
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Hertfordshire Buildings of England (New Edition)
ISBN: HB: 9780300223903, Yale University Press, March 2019
804 pp., 21.6x12.1 cm, 120 colour illus., 80 black&white illus.
This fully revised and up-to-date guide to the architecture of Hertfordshire is an eye-opening introduction to the wealth of fine buildings that can be found right on London's doorstep. Hertfordshire is one of the smallest English counties, largely r...
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Huma Bhabha They Live
ISBN: HB: 9780300244762, Yale University Press, March 2019
208 pp., 29.2x20.3 cm, 160 colour illus.
Huma Bhabha (b. 1962 in Karachi) is known for sculptures depicting the human figure fashioned from materials ranging from clay, brick, and wood to Styrofoam, bronze, found objects, and construction materials. Such works reveal her myriad influences,...
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Henrik Ibsen The Man and the Mask
ISBN: HB: 9780300208818, Yale University Press, February 2019
704 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 colour illus., 22 black&white illus.
Henrik Ibsen (1820-1908) is arguably the most important playwright of the nineteenth century. Globally he remains the most performed playwright after Shakespeare, and "Hedda Gabler", "A Doll's House", "Peer Gynt", and "Ghosts" are all masterpieces of...
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Hot Protestants A History of Puritanism in England and America
ISBN: HB: 9780300126280, Yale University Press, February 2019
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England's church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that transformed the early modern world....
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