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Featured Books

The Nutmeg’s Curse

Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh

The Beat Cop

Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the Creation of Irish Music

Michael O'Malley

Restricted Data

The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States

Alex Wellerstein

The Bonds of Inequality

Debt and the Making of the American City

Destin Jenkins

A Conspiratorial Life

Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism

Edward H. Miller

The Education of Betsey Stockton

An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

Gregory Nobles

The Nation That Never Was

Reconstructing America’s Story

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Catalog Titles

American History

    The American Robot
    America’s Philosopher
    The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade
    Angela Davis
    The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush
    Hope and Scorn
    Intimate States
    None of Your Damn Business
    Peculiar Places
    Religious Intolerance, America, and the World
    Trailblazers, Black Women Who Helped Make America Great
    Deep South
    Nonprofit Neighborhoods
    Bankers in the Ivory Tower
    Changing Their Minds?
    Gossip Men
    The Rumble in the Jungle
    The Cycling City
    Citizen Brown
    Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors
    Newsprint Metropolis
    Accidental Pluralism
    Benjamin Franklin
    Taking Leave, Taking Liberties
    Making the Second Ghetto
    Pulp Empire
    Insurance Era
    The Bonds of Inequality
    Congress and the First Civil Rights Era, 1861-1918
    To Live Peaceably Together
    Picturing Political Power
    No Place of Grace
    A Righteous Smokescreen
    Tales of the Earth
    The Rise of Common-Sense Conservatism
    Awkward Rituals
    Magazines and the American Experience
    Seeing Silicon Valley
    This Radical Land
    A Conspiratorial Life
    The Education of Betsey Stockton
    Trading Freedom
    The Daily Thomas Paine
    The Nature of the Future
    Educating the Enemy
    The Floating University
    Tinker to Evers to Chance
    Other People’s Colleges
    The Nation That Never Was
    The Lost Promise
    A History of America in 100 Maps
    The Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven
    Spare the Rod
    The People’s Porn
    Bette Davis Black and White
    A Drop of Treason
    Familial Fitness
    American Exceptionalism
    Running the Numbers
    A Great and Rising Nation
    The Queerness of Home
    Pushing Cool
    Restricted Data
    Living in the Future
    The Matter of Black Living

    Chicago History

      Making Mexican Chicago
      The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold
      Being Somebody and Black Besides
      The Beat Cop
      The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright
      Sun Ra’s Chicago
      An Open Secret

      British History

        A Brief History of the Bodleian Library
        The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain
        British Dandies
        The Secret History of English Spas
        Freedom Seekers
        Bodies Politic
        The Poet and the Publisher
        Hawkers, Beggars and Quacks
        A Month at the Front

        European History

          The Dream of Absolutism
          A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps
          Russia as Empire
          The Naked Truth
          Communist Posters
          The Forgotten Revolution
          The Economic Rise of the Czech Lands 1
          111 Years Waldhaus Sils
          The Streets of Europe
          Allies and Rivals
          King of the World
          They Thought They Were Free
          Dark Lens
          Patterns of Russia
          A History of Crete
          Troubled Water
          Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma
          Incomparable Realms
          Capitalism and the Emergence of Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France
          Queer Encounters with Communist Power
          German Jerusalem
          Baroque Prague
          Precarious Partners

          Medieval and Renaissance

            Erasmus of Rotterdam
            The Fires of Lust
            Forbidden Knowledge

            Ancient History

              Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State
              The Aztecs
              The Indus
              The Pocket Epicurean
              The Pocket Stoic
              Laughing Shall I Die
              The Making of a King

              World History

                A Violent Peace
                The Nutmeg’s Curse
                The Worst Military Leaders in History
                Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy
                Waves Across the South
                The Scattered Court

                History and Knowledge

                  Inventing the Alphabet
                  Power and Time
                  Lines of Thought
                  To Live Is to Resist
                  Terms of Exchange
                  Permanent Crisis
                  From Lived Experience to the Written Word
                  John Venn
                  The Subversive Simone Weil


                    Encounters in the New World
                    Why North Is Up
                    The History of Cartography, Volume 4
                    The Eternal City
                    Time in Maps

                    History and Science

                      The Greatest Adventure
                      How the Clinic Made Gender
                      Duel Without End
                      Red Leviathan
                      Knowing Manchuria

                      History and Music

                        Tear Down the Walls
                        The Eighth
                        Mozart and the Mediation of Childhood

                        History and Culture

                          Supernatural America
                          Decay and Afterlife
                          Rock ’n’ Roll Plays Itself
                          An Inky Business
                          Fighting without Fighting

                          Social History

                            Opium’s Orphans
                            Seeing into the Future
                            A History of Writing
                            Hope and Fear
                            Strange Bright Blooms
                            Paths of Fire
                            Vulgar Genres
                            Games People Played
                            Eaters of the Dead
                            Miracles of Our Own Making
                            Victories Never Last

                            Economic History

                              The Mismeasure of Progress
                              The Capital Order
                              Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich
                              Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972, Volume 1
                              Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972, Volume 2
                              A Philosopher’s Economist
                              From Old Regime to Industrial State

                              History and Politics

                                The Human Condition
                                The Return of Resentment
                                Modern Isonomy
                                Assassins’ Deeds

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