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    Mullahs on the Mainframe
    The Afterlife Is Where We Come From
    Evicted from Eternity
    Operation Fly Trap
    Renegade Dreams
    Apologies to Thucydides
    My Cocaine Museum
    Walter Benjamin’s Grave
    What Color Is the Sacred?
    In Honor of Fadime
    Journeys with Flies
    Out of the Pits

    Art and architecture

      Leonardo, The Last Supper
      The Freedom Principle
      The Third City
      The Destruction of Memory
      The Colorful Apocalypse
      Paul Klee
      Lee Miller
      The Library
      Chicago’s Urban Nature
      Sweet Dreams
      History of the Surrealist Movement
      The Experimenters
      The Great Movies III
      Scorsese by Ebert
      Gerhard Richter
      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
      Millennium Park
      Antony Gormley on Sculpture
      A Guide to Chicago’s Murals
      Architecture under Construction
      Norman Rockwell
      Spiral Jetta
      Improbable Libraries
      Chicago Metropolis 2020
      Terror and Wonder
      Power to the People
      The Cruel Radiance
      Rembrandt’s Jews
      Rock of Ages, Sands of Time
      Jean-Antoine Houdon
      Doris Salcedo
      Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia
      What Gardens Mean
      Picturing Ourselves
      Art Without Borders
      Chicago’s Famous Buildings
      Architecture for the Shroud
      TV by Design
      The Real Real Thing

      Biography and memoir

        When God Looked the Other Way
        One Must Also Be Hungarian
        Henry Miller, Happy Rock
        Fermi Remembered
        Invent Radium or I’ll Pull Your Hair
        Nice Guys Finish Last
        Sloan Rules
        Backing into Forward
        The Moon, Come to Earth
        Of Farming and Classics
        Another Way Home
        Helen Keller
        The Collaborator
        Dreaming in French
        Looking for Strangers
        Collections of Nothing
        White Field, Black Sheep
        Becoming Anna
        The Tiger in the Attic
        My Family and Other Saints
        Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City
        Tim and Tom
        Cut Time
        Royko in Love
        Landscapes of a Distant Mother
        Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew
        The Last Happy Occasion
        Dark Hope
        Who Wrote the Book of Love?
        Veeck As In Wreck
        Rough Rider in the White House
        In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

        Biology and nature

          Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener
          Wild Hope
          The Book of Beetles
          Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World
          Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes
          Extinct Madagascar
          The Lost World of Fossil Lake
          The Book of Frogs
          The Book of Eggs
          Practical Botany for Gardeners
          Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener
          Floating Gold
          A World in One Cubic Foot
          The Art of Migration
          Chicago Gardens
          Elephant Don
          Sharks and People
          Not By Genes Alone
          Planet of the Bugs
          The Wild Cat Book
          The Oldest Living Things in the World
          Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World
          Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons
          The Life of a Leaf
          Deceptive Beauties

          Cartography and geography

            The Curious Map Book
            A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps
            Mapping Latin America
            Air Apparent
            Cartographies of Danger
            From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow
            No Dig, No Fly, No Go
            Rhumb Lines and Map Wars
            Spying with Maps
            Sea Monsters
            The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 3


              The Iliad of Homer
              The Appian Way
              Anger, Mercy, Revenge
              Natural Questions

              Computer and information studies

                Synthetic Worlds
                My Mother Was a Computer
                The Economics of Attention
                The Electronic Word

                Economics and business

                  Franchising Dreams
                  Economic Turbulence
                  Hayek’s Challenge
                  Synthetic Worlds
                  Left Behind
                  The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism
                  What Is Happening to News
                  The Constitution of Liberty
                  The Road to Serfdom
                  The Power of Productivity
                  Overcoming the Saving Slump
                  Bourgeois Dignity
                  The Bourgeois Virtues
                  House of Debt
                  Reluctant Capitalists


                    Academically Adrift
                    Aspiring Adults Adrift
                    Organizing Schools for Improvement
                    The Educated Mind
                    Versions of Academic Freedom
                    Saving Alma Mater
                    The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career
                    How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)
                    Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada
                    Bright College Years
                    The Boy on the Beach
                    A Child’s Work
                    The Thinking Student’s Guide to College
                    Failing Law Schools
                    Completing College


                      The Voice Imitator
                      Is It Good for the Jews?
                      Two Jews on a Train
                      The Nightwatches of Bonaventura
                      In the Forbidden City
                      It Does Not Die
                      A Dog’s Head
                      The Inspector Barlach Mysteries
                      The Pledge
                      Youth Without Youth
                      The Life of God (as Told by Himself)
                      On the Rope
                      Pictures from an Institution
                      McKay’s Bees
                      Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere
                      The Wagon and Other Stories from the City
                      The Raj Quartet, Volume 1
                      The Raj Quartet, Volume 2
                      The Raj Quartet, Volume 3
                      The Raj Quartet, Volume 4
                      Love and the Incredibly Old Man
                      Love in a Dead Language
                      The Hunter
                      The Jugger
                      The Mourner
                      The Score


                        The Wages of Sin
                        Serving the Reich
                        Forbidden Signs
                        How to Do It
                        The Light-Green Society
                        Castles, Battles, and Bombs
                        Beyond the Frontier
                        Richard Hofstadter
                        The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa
                        The Man Who Believed He Was King of France
                        Turning On the Mind
                        The Flash Press
                        Love and Death in Renaissance Italy
                        Packaged Pleasures
                        The First World War
                        Citizen Hobo
                        Natural Visions
                        American Taxation, American Slavery
                        Last Words of the Executed
                        Around the Roman Table
                        Chicago ’68
                        Nixon at the Movies
                        Made in America
                        Soldier Field
                        The Conquest of Cool
                        Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism
                        Black Patriots and Loyalists
                        Redeeming Culture
                        Love, Sex & Tragedy
                        Patty’s Got a Gun
                        The Encyclopedia of Chicago
                        The Lost Promise of Patriotism
                        In the Shadow of Slavery
                        The Postal Age
                        The Hoarders
                        The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson
                        Queer London
                        Concentration Camps on the Home Front
                        Restless Nation
                        The Nature of the Book
                        The Lavender Scare
                        Digging Up the Dead
                        Dreaming in French
                        Revel with a Cause
                        Paying with Their Bodies
                        The Hunt for Nazi Spies
                        Battleground Chicago
                        The Beggar and the Professor
                        Radio’s America
                        Seductive Journey
                        We’ll Always Have Paris
                        Fashionable Food
                        Hard Road West
                        Jews in Nazi Berlin
                        The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition
                        Free to Die for Their Country
                        Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife
                        The Irony of American History
                        The End
                        The Long Affair
                        Kamikaze Diaries
                        In the House of the Hangman
                        Fools Are Everywhere
                        The Place of Enchantment
                        Courting the Abyss
                        Speaking into the Air
                        A Small Corner of Hell
                        That’s the Way It Is
                        Facing Racial Revolution
                        Who Freed the Slaves?
                        D-Day Through French Eyes
                        The American Enemy
                        The Rape of Mesopotamia
                        The Culture of Calamity
                        Pilgrimage to the End of the World
                        Buffalo Bill in Bologna
                        Smoldering City
                        Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era
                        The Enlightenment and the Book
                        The Plan of Chicago
                        Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief
                        Why War?
                        The Last Asylum
                        The War Complex
                        The Democratic Surround
                        From Counterculture to Cyberculture
                        Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War II
                        The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
                        Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
                        Political Essay on the Island of Cuba
                        The Thousand-Year Flood
                        Places of Their Own
                        Living with Polio
                        The First Wall Street

                        History of science

                          The Technical Image
                          Vaccine Nation
                          Seeing Green
                          The Territories of Science and Religion
                          Political Essay on the Island of Cuba
                          Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas


                            A Student’s Guide to Law School
                            The Medical Malpractice Myth
                            Desperately Seeking Certainty
                            Lincoln’s Constitution
                            The Trial in American Life
                            Justice in the Balkans
                            The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox
                            Lawyers in Practice
                            Illinois Justice
                            The Perils of Global Legalism
                            Failing Law Schools
                            Smoke-Filled Rooms

                            Literature and criticism

                              Aguecheek’s Beef, Belch’s Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections
                              Switching Codes
                              Thoughts and Things
                              Madame Proust
                              The Great Latke-Hamantash Debate
                              England in 1819
                              Giving Offense
                              The Bedtrick
                              Friedrich Dürrenmatt
                              Friedrich Dürrenmatt
                              Friedrich Dürrenmatt
                              Even the Rhinos Were Nymphos
                              In Nature’s Name
                              Shakespeare’s Freedom
                              The Difficulty of Being a Dog
                              Palace of Books
                              Shylock Is Shakespeare
                              How We Became Posthuman
                              The Ancient Shore
                              Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns
                              My Father’s Name
                              The Book of the Heart
                              Crimes of Art and Terror
                              Children’s Literature
                              The Norman Maclean Reader
                              The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon
                              Poetics in a New Key
                              Dreaming in Books
                              Opera, Sex and Other Vital Matters
                              For the Love of Mike
                              One More Time
                              Natural Born Celebrities
                              Virginia Woolf Icon
                              The Smoking Book
                              What Is What Was
                              Critical Terms for the Study of Gender
                              The Mourner’s Song
                              A Wanderer in the Perfect City


                                A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey
                                For the Love of It
                                Tomorrow Never Knows
                                Beethoven’s Ninth
                                Duke Ellington’s America
                                "Do You Know...?"
                                Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club
                                Blowin’ Hot and Cool
                                You’ll Know When You Get There
                                Divas and Scholars
                                Blue Chicago
                                Seems Like Murder Here
                                Jazz on the River
                                A Power Stronger Than Itself
                                Divas in the Convent
                                Tosca’s Rome
                                Creating Country Music
                                I Feel So Good
                                Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo
                                The Letters of Arturo Toscanini
                                Music, Discipline, and Arms in Early Modern France
                                Top 40 Democracy
                                Say No to the Devil


                                  Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
                                  State of Exception
                                  Camus and Sartre
                                  Encounters and Reflections
                                  Holding On to Reality
                                  Real American Ethics
                                  Philosophy in a Time of Terror
                                  Another Freedom
                                  The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations
                                  Richard Rorty
                                  A Significant Life
                                  Wittgenstein’s Ladder
                                  Reading Leo Strauss
                                  The Moment of Complexity
                                  The Fear of Barbarians


                                    Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal
                                    My Way
                                    Slow Trains Overhead
                                    Selected Poems of Victor Hugo
                                    They Can’t Take That Away from Me
                                    The Complete Poems of Michelangelo
                                    War Stories
                                    One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine

                                    Political science

                                      Talking to Strangers
                                      Social Security
                                      When the Press Fails
                                      Making Patriots
                                      Real Democracy
                                      How Many Is Too Many?
                                      Trapped in America’s Safety Net
                                      Talking Together
                                      The Black Image in the White Mind
                                      In Defense of Negativity
                                      In a Shade of Blue
                                      No Caption Needed
                                      Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics
                                      The Constitution of Liberty
                                      The Most Activist Supreme Court in History
                                      The Unsteady March
                                      Art of War
                                      Fair Not Flat
                                      Taxing Women
                                      Combating Jihadism
                                      Inside the Presidential Debates
                                      Bushmanders and Bullwinkles
                                      Cutting the Fuse
                                      The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform
                                      Madison’s Nightmare
                                      Politicians Don’t Pander
                                      Do Deficits Matter?
                                      Who Should Pay for Medicare?
                                      Politics without Vision
                                      The Vote
                                      Obama’s Race
                                      Democracy in America
                                      The Two Reconstructions
                                      Talking about Politics
                                      The Powers of War and Peace
                                      The Truth about Leo Strauss

                                      Reference and writing

                                        Permissions, A Survival Guide
                                        The Library
                                        Sound Reporting
                                        The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography
                                        Developmental Editing
                                        The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, Sixth Edition: Diccionario Universidad de Chicago Inglés-Español, Sexta Edición
                                        The Child


                                          Spokesmen for the Despised
                                          The Legend of the Middle Ages
                                          The Truth about Conservative Christians
                                          Shaking the World for Jesus
                                          The Silence of Sodom
                                          The Beginning of Wisdom
                                          Holy Terrors, Second Edition
                                          Buddhism and Science
                                          Divas in the Convent
                                          Nuns Behaving Badly
                                          The Lost Bible
                                          The Curse of Cain
                                          Spring, Heat, Rains
                                          Confidence Games
                                          Critical Terms for Religious Studies

                                          Science and mathematics

                                            Nature’s Ghosts
                                            Wild Justice
                                            The Rose’s Kiss
                                            Galileo’s Instruments of Credit
                                            Science for All
                                            A Brain for All Seasons
                                            A Tenth of a Second
                                            Baboon Metaphysics
                                            In Search of Lost Roses
                                            Dr. Golem
                                            The Book of Leaves
                                            Headless Males Make Great Lovers
                                            In Search of the Golden Frog
                                            Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers
                                            Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
                                            The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants
                                            Time Travel and Warp Drives
                                            Great Plains
                                            A Century of Nature
                                            Shaking the Tree
                                            Cycling Science
                                            Gems and Gemstones
                                            Science, Money, and Politics
                                            A Natural History of the Chicago Region
                                            Animal Minds
                                            The Age of Everything
                                            Human-Built World
                                            And a Time to Die
                                            Science on the Air
                                            Stinging Trees and Wait-a-Whiles
                                            The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation
                                            The Star-Crossed Stone
                                            Killer Algae
                                            Cracking the Einstein Code
                                            Demanding Medical Excellence
                                            Dancing at the Dead Sea
                                            The Powers That Be
                                            Secrets of the Universe
                                            Promethean Ambitions
                                            Paradise Found
                                            Chasing Science at Sea
                                            Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime
                                            French DNA
                                            The Book of Fungi
                                            The Last Panda
                                            The People’s Peking Man
                                            Into the Cool
                                            Victorian Sensation
                                            The Scientific Life
                                            Demons in Eden
                                            An Orchard Invisible
                                            The Robot’s Rebellion
                                            Hunting for Frogs on Elston, and Other Tales from Field & Street
                                            Wild Cats of the World
                                            Science and Technology Encyclopedia
                                            The Passage to Cosmos
                                            Bird Watch


                                              Global Sex
                                              Professor Baseball
                                              Black Men Can’t Shoot
                                              In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde
                                              Worst Cases
                                              Fashion and Its Social Agendas
                                              Market Day in Provence
                                              On the Fireline
                                              Accounting for Taste
                                              Freaks Talk Back
                                              On the Run
                                              The Politics of Small Things
                                              On the Make
                                              The Money Shot
                                              Aged by Culture
                                              Seven Shots
                                              Hard-Core Romance
                                              Edible Memory
                                              Not Tonight
                                              Heat Wave
                                              The Sexual Organization of the City
                                              Book Clubs
                                              Streets of Glory
                                              On My Honor
                                              Dancing at Armageddon
                                              Gay Men’s Friendships
                                              Black on the Block
                                              Operation Fly Trap
                                              Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret
                                              Great American City
                                              Breaking Up America
                                              Pressed for Time

                                              Sport and leisure

                                                Cycling Science
                                                A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools
                                                Southern Provisions
                                                Golf Science

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