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  • Sorry!by Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners?holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table?and we certainly know bad manners when we see them. But where has this patchwork of beliefs and behaviors come from? How did manners develop?... more...

  • Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theoryby Gene Ray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 33.00

    This book examines transformations in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima and analyzes the current "war on terror" as a symptom of the failure to critically process those historical traumas. more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • Pieds-noirs, les bernés de l'Histoireby Alain Vincenot

    Archipel 2014; US$ 17.99

    Il y a soixante ans, une trentaine d?attentats antieuropéens faisaient basculer l?Algérie dans la guerre. Huit ans plus tard, plus d?un million de Pieds noirs, spoliés, traumatisés, chassés d?un pays qu?ils croyaient être le leur, étaient « rapatriés » en catastrophe en métropole, où leur exode était minimisé et leur mémoire piétinée, alors que la... more...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • Fallen Leavesby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize?winning author and historian Will Durant?discovered thirty-two years after his death?is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life?s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... more...