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Summer Reading

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The University of Chicago
A History
John W. Boyer

“Boyer’s skills as an historian, extensive archival research, lively writing, and over two decades of insight into the University as dean of the College bring to life the debates and decisions that have created and sustained the University.…This compelling and detailed narrative skillfully delineates the issues and events that have marked the University’s rich history and its place in higher education.”—Robert J. Zimmer
1  • Cloth • 704 pages • List price: $35.00 • Your price: $21.00

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1971
A Year in the Life of Color
Darby English
“English argues that modern art in the form of abstraction gave black artists the intellectual freedom to develop beyond the confines of thematic representations of African American history and allowed artists to present their work to those it appealed to and who dared to encounter it. Through this critical analysis, he gives a different perspective to color painting.”—ARLIS/NA Reviews
2  • Cloth • 312 pages, 47 color plates, 26 halftones • List price: $40.00 • Your price: $24.00

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Tough Enough
Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil
Deborah Nelson
Tough Enough is an important contribution to literary, gender, affect, and trauma studies, and an all-too-timely read in our current political climate, for academic and non-academic readers alike. At a time when the study of the humanities is under threat, Nelson proves, again and again, that analysis of evidence, critical thinking, and argumentation are vital tools for confronting brutal political realities. May we all be tough enough to approach the world as Weil, Arendt, McCarthy, Sontag, Arbus, and Didion.”—Los Angeles Review of Books
3  • Paper • 224 pages, 7 halftones • List price: $25.00 • Your price: $15.00

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Last Resort
The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts
Eric A. Posner
“Rather than blaming the government or the corporations … [Posner] emphasizes how outdated the rules regulating these corporations are and how the public would be better served in future financial crises—which he posits are largely unavoidable—by changing the law.”—Booklist
4  • Cloth • 272 pages • List price: $27.50 • Your price: $16.50

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Vivian Maier
A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
Pamela Bannos
“Maier and the various ways she has been understood, from the ‘mystery nanny’ to the ‘street photographer,’ is a construction and reflection of our time and much less of her own. This is what makes Bannos’s biography so welcome.… It is one of the most lucid and accurate summations of Maier’s work to date.”—Los Angeles Review of Books
5  • Cloth • 352 pages, 30 halftones • List price: $35.00 • Your price: $21.00

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The Fama Portfolio
Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama
Eugene F. Fama
“Fama’s ideas have influenced a generation of thinkers without most reading the original source material. This comprehensive collection of his work seeks to right that wrong.”—Bloomberg  
6  • Cloth • 584 pages, 2 halftones, • List price: $100.00 • Your price: $60.00