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Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century Cover Image
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Home After Dark Cover Image


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Grand Union: Stories Cover Image
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Music: A Subversive History Cover Image
How to Read Literature Cover Image
Forming Humanity: Redeeming the German Bildung Tradition Cover Image
Goethe: Journeys of the Mind (Armchair Traveller) Cover Image
Milton, Materialism, and Embodiment: One First Matter All (Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies) Cover Image

High Concept

Sontag: Her Life and Work Cover Image
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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Cover Image
Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution (Jewish Lives) Cover Image
The World Philosophy Made: From Plato to the Digital Age Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It Cover Image
The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation Cover Image
Nature Strange and Beautiful: How Living Beings Evolved and Made the Earth a Home Cover Image
Kinds Come First: Age, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Give Meaning to Measures Cover Image
Finding Our Place in the Universe: How We Discovered Laniakea--The Milky Way's Home Cover Image


India in the Persianate Age: 1000–1765 Cover Image
Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times Cover Image
Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management Cover Image
Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary Cover Image
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events Cover Image
When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation Cover Image
Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America Cover Image

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