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  • The Girls' Guide to Elvisby Kim Adelman

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.95

    Can’t get enough of the King? A lively romp through all things Presley, this sassy guide covers what you really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females “All Shook Up.” “It’s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis’s way with women–the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans–and... more...

  • The Rise of Israelby Jonathan Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The state of Israel is one of the most controversial countries in the world. Yet, its unique creation and rise to power in 1948 has not been adequately explained either by its friends (mainstream Zionists) nor by its detractors (Arabists and post-Zionists). Using a variety of comparative methodologies; from contrasting the Jewish state to other... more...

  • Blood Relationsby Janet Adelman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.20

    In Blood Relations , Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With her distinctive psychological acumen, she argues that Shakespeare’s play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between... more...

  • The Return of the Repressedby Rachel Adelman

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Drawing on the shared mythic narratives of the Pseudepigrapha, Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer is understood as a revolutionary midrashic text, both in form and content, taking motifs from cosmogony and recapitulating them in a vision of the End of Days. more...

  • Idleness, Contemplation and the Aesthetic, 1750–1830by Richard Adelman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    This study traces the ways in which Romantic writers responded to a debate over the dangers and rewards of idle contemplation. more...

  • No Return, No Refugeby Howard Adelman

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    Refugee displacement is a global phenomenon, uprooting hundreds of millions of individuals over the last century. Yet until the 1980s, repatriation, or the right of return, was not a focus of refugee policy, and though it might enjoy a privileged position in today's debates, repatriation remains an elusive outcome for many victims of ethnic conflict.... more...

  • Suffocating Mothersby Janet Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    An original reading of Shakespeare's plays illuminating his negotiations with mothers, present and absent, and tracing the genesis of Shakespearean tragedy and romance to a psychologized version of the Fall. more...

  • Colonial Legaciesby Jeremy Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how... more...

  • Worldly Philosopherby Jeremy Adelman

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 22.70

    Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.... more...

  • Reagan at Reykjavikby Ken Adelman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 23.99

    The dramatic, first-hand account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the definitive weekend that was the key turning point in the Cold War—by President Reagan’s arms control director, Ken Adelman. In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Planned as a short, inconsequential... more...