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Catalog Titles

Great Reading

    Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus
    Black in White Space
    Wanderers
    Reynard the Fox
    Beyond Weird
    The Elements
    The Modern Myths
    A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps
    Hyphens & Hashtags*
    Black Paper
    Supernatural America
    Queer Legacies
    What’s Eating the Universe?
    Gladius
    Fantastic Women
    Geometry of Grief
    The Nutmeg’s Curse
    Vincent’s Books
    The Porch
    White Market Drugs
    Pulp Empire
    Shapeshifters
    Gen Z, Explained
    Animals’ Best Friends
    Matisse
    Tropical Arctic
    Seeing Silicon Valley
    Paths of Fire
    Keats’s Odes
    Strata
    Aesop’s Fables
    The Pocket Epicurean
    The Pocket Stoic
    Seneca
    An Inky Business
    A Drop of Treason
    Fairies
    Restricted Data
    Eaters of the Dead
    Crime Dot Com
    Breathing
    ‘I Know Who Caused COVID-19’
    The Subversive Simone Weil
    The Other Dark Matter

    Children of All Ages

      Alice in Wonderland Journal - Alice in Court
      Newton and the Club of Astronomers
      Birds Journal
      Why Do Things Have Names?
      Kierkegaard and the Mermaid
      Doodling for Academics
      Leibniz, or The Best of All Possible Worlds

      Food

        Fermented Foods
        The Culinary Crescent
        Yoghurt
        Edible Insects
        Hummus
        Oishii
        Taste

        Places & Travel

          Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them
          London
          Prague
          Dickens’s London
          Walking Pepys’s London
          Madrid
          India
          Never a City So Real
          Hemingway in Italy
          Paris
          My Cyprus
          Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
          Nashville
          Kafka’s Prague

          Biography & Memoir

            Charles Darwin
            Jack London
            The Invention of Oscar Wilde
            To Live Is to Resist
            Gutenberg
            Hannah Arendt
            Hadassah
            Aldous Huxley
            Henry David Thoreau

            Fiction & Mysteries

              Lost Mars
              Goethe Dies
              Walking
              Two Jews on a Train
              Here Is a Game We Could Play
              On the Rope
              The Great Fall
              Why I Write?
              The Statesman and the Tramp
              Land of Cockaigne
              A River Runs through It and Other Stories
              Glossary for the End of Days
              Backflash
              Breakout
              Comeback
              Dirty Money
              Firebreak
              Flashfire
              The Man with the Getaway Face
              Nobody Runs Forever
              The Outfit
              The Score
              Slayground
              The Chinese Maze Murders
              The Emperor’s Pearl
              The Haunted Monastery
              The Monkey and The Tiger
              Murder in Canton
              The Phantom of the Temple
              Poets and Murder
              The Red Pavilion
              The Willow Pattern
              Further News of Defeat
              All Who Belong May Enter
              Skull Cathedral
              Eleven-Inch

              Poetry

                speculation, n.
                As Long As Trees Take Root in the Earth

                American History

                  The American Robot
                  The Old-Time Saloon
                  Taking Leave, Taking Liberties
                  Making the Second Ghetto
                  Conspiracies of Conspiracies
                  A Conspiratorial Life
                  What Soldiers Do
                  The Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven
                  The People’s Porn
                  Lost Girls
                  Policing the Big Apple
                  The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
                  Pushing Cool
                  The Angel in the Marketplace

                  European History

                    Fabulosa!
                    Russia as Empire
                    The Streets of Europe
                    King of the World
                    A History of Crete
                    Rommel
                    Sheer Misery
                    Ukraine
                    The Last Days of Hitler

                    World History

                      The Water Kingdom
                      An Armchair Traveller’s History of the Silk Road
                      Contested Lands
                      Masters of the Pearl
                      Dogopolis
                      Waves Across the South
                      Blood, Sweat and Earth

                      Cartography & Geography

                        Why North Is Up
                        Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell
                        The History of Cartography, Volume 4
                        The Writer’s Map
                        The Eternal City
                        A History of America in 100 Maps
                        The Atlas of Boston History
                        Time in Maps

                        Medieval & Renaissance

                          Basilisks and Beowulf
                          The Fires of Lust
                          Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages

                          Art

                            René Magritte
                            Florine Stettheimer
                            Henri Matisse
                            Chihuly at Kew
                            Art of the United States, 1750–2000
                            Vasily Kandinsky
                            Textures
                            Vincent van Gogh
                            Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
                            Caillebotte
                            Dogs in Art
                            Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist
                            László Moholy-Nagy
                            Vintage Advertising
                            Paula Modersohn-Becker
                            Egon Schiele
                            Titian’s Touch
                            Rubens’s Spirit
                            Cats in Art
                            Giorgione’s Ambiguity
                            Hans Holbein
                            Leonardo da Vinci
                            Willem De Kooning
                            Hans Purrmann

                            Design, Style & Fashion

                              Typographic Firsts
                              The Suit
                              Gloves
                              Type is Beautiful
                              In the Blink of an Eye
                              Cars - Driven by Design

                              Architecture

                                Chicago Apartments
                                The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright

                                Photography

                                  Vivian Maier
                                  The Infinite
                                  Allowed to Grow Old

                                  Film & Media

                                    Reinventing Hollywood
                                    American Presidents and Oliver Stone
                                    Werner Herzog
                                    Show People

                                    Music

                                      The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold
                                      Amplified
                                      Music Lessons
                                      Move On Up
                                      The Guitar
                                      The Eighth
                                      Beethoven
                                      I’d Fight the World
                                      Electric Wizards
                                      A Band with Built-In Hate

                                      Sport, Recreation & Humor

                                        In Praise of the Bicycle
                                        Tinker to Evers to Chance
                                        Cricketing Lives
                                        Games People Played

                                        Science

                                          How to Grow a Human
                                          The Greatest Adventure
                                          Asteroids
                                          Twenty Worlds
                                          Waters of the World
                                          Galaxy
                                          The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change
                                          Quantum Legacies
                                          Dragons’ Teeth and Thunderstones
                                          The World of Dinosaurs
                                          Mars
                                          Cosmos
                                          How to Make a Vaccine

                                          Life Sciences

                                            Otter
                                            Billion-Dollar Fish
                                            Patterns in Nature
                                            Canine Confidential
                                            Thinking like a Parrot
                                            Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders
                                            Vulture
                                            Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish
                                            Seahorses
                                            Dog
                                            We Are All Whalers
                                            The Book of Snakes
                                            Driven by Nature
                                            Cat
                                            Avian Illuminations
                                            Yellowstone Wolves
                                            Future Sea

                                            Animal Series from Reaktion

                                              Crab
                                              Raccoon
                                              Turtle
                                              Human
                                              Squid

                                              Gardening

                                                A Cornucopia of Fruit & Vegetables
                                                Plant Families
                                                Practical Botany for Gardeners
                                                Extraordinary Orchids
                                                Buckingham Palace
                                                Kew Pocketbooks: Cacti
                                                Kew Pocketbooks: Japanese Plants
                                                Kew Pocketbooks: Palms
                                                Herbs A to Z
                                                Kew Pocketbooks: Carnivorous Plants
                                                Bark

                                                History & Philosophy of Science

                                                  Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy
                                                  Ahab’s Rolling Sea
                                                  The Genesis Quest
                                                  Nature Fast and Nature Slow
                                                  Science on a Mission
                                                  Why the Wheel Is Round
                                                  The Whale and the Reactor

                                                  Philosophy

                                                    The Human Condition
                                                    Aristotle’s "Art of Rhetoric"
                                                    Against Fairness
                                                    A Philosophy of Simple Living
                                                    Geschlecht III
                                                    Theory and Practice
                                                    Richard Rorty
                                                    Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought
                                                    Party Fun with Kant
                                                    A Significant Life
                                                    The Rabbit Between Us
                                                    The Philosophical Hitchcock
                                                    Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering
                                                    Attention
                                                    What Is Time?

                                                    Religion

                                                      Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries
                                                      The Kingdom and the Garden
                                                      The Devil and His Advocates
                                                      The Goddess
                                                      Acts Against God
                                                      Miracles of Our Own Making

                                                      Ancient Studies / Classics

                                                        The Aztecs
                                                        The Barbarians
                                                        The Sumerians
                                                        Egyptomania
                                                        The Goths
                                                        The Phoenicians
                                                        Homer
                                                        The Indus
                                                        The Etruscans
                                                        Laughing Shall I Die
                                                        The Sarpedon Krater
                                                        The Aeneid
                                                        The Making of a King

                                                        Literature & Literary Studies

                                                          The Bridge on the Drina
                                                          The Daily Jane Austen
                                                          Jane Austen, Ada Lovelace, Mary Shelley Handwriting Notebook Set
                                                          Jane Austen: Illustrated Quotations
                                                          I, Grape; or The Case for Fiction
                                                          The Daily Charles Dickens
                                                          The Daily Sherlock Holmes
                                                          Epitaphs
                                                          The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
                                                          Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
                                                          The Speaking Stone
                                                          The Making of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and the Invention of Wonderland
                                                          The Midlife Mind
                                                          Sex in the World of Myth
                                                          Young Men and Fire
                                                          Birds
                                                          Pan
                                                          The Ruins Lesson
                                                          Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters
                                                          The Daily Henry David Thoreau

                                                          Education

                                                            The Adjunct Underclass
                                                            How Schools Really Matter
                                                            Ghosts in the Schoolyard

                                                            Social Sciences

                                                              Getting Wise about Getting Old
                                                              A Brief History of Nakedness
                                                              The City Creative
                                                              Fat Activism (Second Edition)
                                                              Still Life
                                                              Wild Thought
                                                              The Pleasure’s All Mine
                                                              The Torture Letters
                                                              With the Hand

                                                              Economics

                                                                Big Med
                                                                Capitalism and Freedom
                                                                The Constitution of Liberty
                                                                The Fatal Conceit
                                                                Law, Legislation, and Liberty, Volume 19
                                                                The Road to Serfdom
                                                                Hayek vs Keynes
                                                                The Mismeasure of Progress
                                                                After Redlining
                                                                Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich
                                                                The Money Illusion

                                                                Politics & Law

                                                                  Hope and Scorn
                                                                  How to Save a Constitutional Democracy
                                                                  Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy
                                                                  Democracy in America?
                                                                  Foxconned

                                                                  Reference

                                                                    A Conspiracy of Ravens
                                                                    The First English Dictionary of Slang, 1699
                                                                    The Business of Being a Writer
                                                                    How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)
                                                                    Storycraft, Second Edition
                                                                    Around the World in 80 Words
                                                                    The Thinking Student’s Guide to College
                                                                    The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition
                                                                    But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"?
                                                                    Just the Job
                                                                    Information Now, Second Edition

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