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Pagan Light

by Jamie James Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 19, 2019)

"Pagan Light is mesmerizing. Every detail is compelling. I felt I was reading a family history of a family far more interesting than mine." --Edmund White, author of Our Young Man

A rich, intimate embrace of...


Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change

by Joachim Frenk & Lena Steveker Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Sixteen scholars from across the globe come together in Charles Dickens as Agent of Change to show how Dickens was (and still is) the consummate change agent. His works, bursting with restless energy in the...


The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

by Edward Wilson-Lee Scribner (March 12, 2019)

Named a Best Book of the Year by: * Financial Times * New Statesman * History Today * The Spectator *

“Like a Renaissance wonder cabinet, full of surprises and opening up into a lost world.” —Stephen Greenblatt...


This Thing of Darkness

by Joan Neuberger Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie. Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in 1941 to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film's politics,...


Political Survivors

by Emma Kuby Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

In 1949, as Cold War tensions in Europe mounted, French intellectual and former Buchenwald inmate David Rousset called upon fellow concentration camp survivors to denounce the Soviet Gulag as a "hallucinatory...


The Scholems

by Jay Howard Geller Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

The evocative and riveting stories of four brothers—Gershom the Zionist, Werner the Communist, Reinhold the nationalist, and Erich the liberal—weave together in The Scholems, a biography of an eminent middle-class...


Mass Violence and the Self

by Howard G. Brown Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

Mass Violence and the Self explores the earliest visual and textual depictions of personal suffering caused by the French Wars of Religion of 1562–98, the Fronde of 1648–52, the French Revolutionary Terror...


The Polar Bear Expedition

by James Carl Nelson William Morrow (February 19, 2019)

The extraordinary lost story of America's invasion of Russia 100 years ago

*** In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia...