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131 Index 136 Oxford Around the Globe 140 “ON TO WASHINGTON!” John and Charles Lockwood offer

“ON TO WASHINGTON!”

John and Charles Lockwood offer a riveting, minute-by-minute account of the Confederate siege of Washington, twelve tension-filled days early in the war when the fate of the Union hung in the balance. Pages 2-3.

ISRAEL’S WAR ON TERRORISM

A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel’s bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups, from Yasir Arafat’s Fatah to Lebenon’s Hezbollah. Pages 14-15.

Arafat’s Fatah to Lebenon’s Hezbollah. Pages 14-15. A MASTER CLASS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY One of the world’s
Arafat’s Fatah to Lebenon’s Hezbollah. Pages 14-15. A MASTER CLASS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY One of the world’s

A MASTER CLASS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY

One of the world’s leading experts on counterinsurgency takes us on the ground to uncover the face of modern warfare, both the vast War on Terrorism and the numerous small wars around the globe. Pages 44-45.

and the numerous small wars around the globe. Pages 44-45. A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE Hailed as

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

Hailed as “the dictionary par excellence for the general reader” by the Times Literary Supplement, the highly popular Concise Oxford English Dictionary has now been in print through its various editions for one hundred years. Pages 34-35.

its various editions for one hundred years. Pages 34-35. PAYING PAIN FORWARD An illuminating look at

PAYING PAIN FORWARD

An illuminating look at revenge, retaliation, and especially redirected aggression—revealing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Page 18.

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A riveting narrative of the first days of the Civil War, when the fate of Washington—and indeed of the entire Union— dangled by a slender thread

O n April 14, 1860, the day Fort Sumter fell to Confederate forces, Washington, D.C. was ripe for invasion. Located 60 miles south of

the Mason-Dixon Line, the nation’s capital was virtually surrounded by the slave states of Maryland and Virginia. Only a few hundred soldiers were stationed in the city, and a rebel army rumored at 20,000 men lay just across the Potomac River. The south echoed with cries of “On to Washington!” Jefferson Davis boasted that the federal capital would fall by the beginning of May, not two weeks away. In The Siege of Washington, John and Charles Lockwood offer a heart-pounding, minute-by-minute account of the twelve days when the fate of the Union hung in the balance. The fall of Washington would have been a disaster: it would have crippled the federal government, left the remaining Northern states in disarray, and almost certainly triggered the secession of Maryland. Indeed, it would likely have ended the fight to preserve the Union before it had begun in earnest.

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On April 15, Lincoln quickly issued an emergency proclamation calling upon the Northern states to

On April 15, Lincoln quickly issued an emergency proclamation calling upon the Northern states to send 75,000 troops to Washington. The North, suddenly galvanized by the attack on Sumter, responded enthusiastically. Yet one powerful question gripped Washington, and indeed the nation—whose forces would get to the capital first, Northern defenders or Southern attackers? Drawing from unseen primary documents, this compelling history places the reader on the scene with immediacy, brilliantly capturing the tense, precarious first days of America’s Civil War.

the tense, precarious first days of America’s Civil War. Charles Lockwood is an architectural historian and
the tense, precarious first days of America’s Civil War. Charles Lockwood is an architectural historian and

Charles Lockwood is an architectural historian and the author of seven books, including Bricks and Brownstone.

John Lockwood is the National Mall Historian and works for the National Park Service.

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A fascinating history of quantum theory, modern science’s most successful and bizarre idea, focusing on a series of forty dramatic turning points

THE QUANTUM STORY

A History in 40 Moments

JIM BAGGOTT

U tterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is

quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe

ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century

technology that we now take for granted. But at the same time it has completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at its most fundamental level. Niels Bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. The American physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it.

The Quantum Story begins in 1900, tracing a century of game-

changing science. Popular science writer Jim Baggott first shows how,

over the space of three decades, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others

formulated and refined the theory—and opened the floodgates. Indeed, since then, a torrent of ideas has flowed from the world’s leading physi-

cists, as they explore and apply the theory’s bizarre implications. To take us from the story’s beginning to the present day, Baggott organizes his story around forty turning-point moments of discovery. Many of these are inextricably bound up with the characters involved—their rivalries

and their collaborations, their arguments and, not least, their excitement

as they sense that they are redefining what reality means. Through the

mix of story and science, we experience their breathtaking leaps of the-

ory and experiment, as they uncover such undreamed of and mind-bog- gling phenomenon as black holes, multiple universes, quantum entan- glement, the Higgs boson, and much more. Brisk, clear, and compelling, The Quantum Story is science writing at its best. A compelling look at the one-hundred-year history of quantum theory, it illuminates the idea as it reveals how generations of physicists have grappled with this monster ever since.

Jim Baggott is the author of Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atomic Bomb, 1939-1949, A Beginner’s Guide to Reality, and Beyond Measure:

Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory, among other books.

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The first major biography of Bismarck in thirty years

BISMARCK

A Life

JONATHAN STEINBERG

O tto von Bismarck transformed Europe more completely than any- body in the nineteenth century—except for Napoleon. He uni-

fied—and indeed, created—the country at the center of two world wars that would transform the world. This riveting biography illuminates the life of the statesman who unified Germany but who also embodied everything brutal and ruthless about Prussian culture. Jonathan Steinberg draws heavily on contempo- rary writings, allowing Bismarck’s friends and foes to tell the story. What rises from these pages is a complex giant of a man: a hypochondriac with the constitution of an ox, a brutal tyrant who could easily shed tears, a convert to an extreme form of evangelical Protestantism who secularized schools and introduced civil divorce. Bismarck may have been in sheer ability the most intelligent man to direct a great state in modern times. His brilliance and insight dazzled his contemporaries. But all agreed there was also something demonic, diabolical, overwhelming, beyond human attributes, in Bismarck’s personality. He was a kind of malign genius who, behind the various postures, concealed an ice-cold con- tempt for his fellow human beings and a drive to control and rule them. As one contemporary noted: “the Bismarck regime was a constant orgy of scorn and abuse of mankind, collectively and individually.” In this comprehensive and expansive biography—a brilliant study in power—Jonathan Steinberg brings Bismarck to life, revealing the stark contrast between the “Iron Chancellor’s” unmatched political skills and his profoundly flawed human character.

Jonathan Steinberg is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, and Emeritus Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His books include Yesterday’s Deterrent: Tirpitz and the Birth of the German Battle Fleet and All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust, 1941 to 1943.

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A fascinating look at the powerful interactions between the world’s atmosphere and oceans, revealing how they profoundly influence life on earth

THE DANCE OF AIR AND SEA

How Oceans, Weather, and Life Link Together

ARNOLD H. TAYLOR

H ow can tiny plankton in the sea just off Western Europe be affect- ed by changes in the Gulf Stream four thousand miles away, on the

other side of the North Atlantic Ocean? How can a slight rise in the tem- perature of the surface of the Pacific Ocean have a devastating impact on amphibian life in Costa Rica? How can the temperature of the equator- ial Pacific Ocean help predict the yields of maize far away in Zimbabwe? In The Dance of Air and Sea, oceanographer Arnold Taylor illumi- nates the extraordinarily vast and powerful forces driving the world’s ecosphere, revealing the astonishing ways that the atmosphere and oceans interact, and showing how ecosystems in water and on land respond to changes in weather. Ranging through the fields of oceanog- raphy, meteorology, and ecology, Taylor sheds light on the immense vari- ations of the atmosphere which can span a whole ocean, the best known of which is the El Nino cycle of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, a colossal see-saw in which atmospheric pressure rising over Australia mirrors a fall thousands of miles away in Tahiti. And as he explores this remarkable dance of sea and air, Taylor conveys the enormous power of these forces—for instance, the Gulf Stream carries as heat the energy of about 20 million power stations—and he tells colorful stories of the many sci- entists working in this field, such as the two researchers who used the records of an annual gambling pool in Alaska (the Nenana Ice Classic) to track the local effects of global warming. Packed with engaging anecdotes, this mind-boggling account of the enormous forces at work around the globe also highlights how under- standing these forces will enhance our ability to tackle global warming.

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A fresh translation of a national bestseller—a major rethinking of the nature of economics and a stunning tour de force of intellectual inquiry

ECONOMICS OF GOOD AND EVIL

The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

TOMAS SEDLACEK

T omas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the “young guns” and one of the “five hot minds in

economics” by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it’s actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within phi- losophy—Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments—and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. “Even the most sophisticated mathematical model,” Sedlacek writes, “is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us.” Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative stan- dards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying eco- nomics, he breaks out of the field’s confines with a tour de force explo- ration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emer- gence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the con- sumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathemat- ical models of human behavior, Sedlacek’s groundbreaking work promis- es to change the way we calculate economic value.

Tomas Sedlacek lectures at Charles University and is a member of the National Economic Council in Prague, where the original version of this book was a nation- al bestseller and was adapted as a popular theater-piece. He worked as an advisor to Vaclav Havel, the first Czech president after the fall of communism, and is a regu- lar columnist and popular radio and TV commentator.

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A gripping account of one

of the great forgotten wars

of history, revealing how

Alexander the Great’s vast empire was torn asunder

in the years after his death

A lexander the Great conquered an enormous empire—stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent—and his death triggered

forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic mar- riages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield. And while the men fought on the field, the women,

such as Alexander’s mother Olympias, schemed from their palaces and pavilions. The story of one of the great forgotten wars of history, Dividing the Spoils serves up a fast-paced narrative that captures this turbulent time as it revives the memory of the Successors of Alexander and their great war over his empire. The Successors, Robin Waterfield shows, were no mere plunderers. Indeed, Alexander left things in great disarray at the time of his death, with no guaranteed succession, no administration in place suitable for such a large realm, and huge untamed areas both bordering and within his empire. It was the Successors—battle-tested companions of Alexander such as Ptolemy, Perdiccas, Seleucus, and Antigonus the One-Eyed—who consolidated Alexander’s gains. Their competing ambitions, however, eventually led to the break-up of the empire. To tell their story in full, Waterfield draws upon a wide range of historical mate- rials, providing the first account that makes complete sense of this high- ly complex period. Astonishingly, this period of brutal, cynical warfare was also charac- terized by brilliant cultural achievements, especially in the fields of phi- losophy, literature, and art. A new world emerged from the dust and haze of battle, and, in addition to chronicling political and military events, Waterfield provides ample discussion of the amazing cultural flowering of the early Hellenistic Age.

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Robin Waterfield is an independent scholar and transla- tor. In addition to translating numerous Greek

Robin Waterfield is an independent scholar and transla- tor. In addition to translating numerous Greek classics, including works by Plato, Aristotle, Euripides, Xenophon, and Plutarch, he is the author of Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths, Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece, Persia, and the End of the Golden Age, and Athens: A History, From Ancient Ideal to Modern City. He lives in the far south of Greece on a small olive farm.

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A bold challenge to conventional wisdom about the onset of the Civil War, by one of the leading historians of the period

THE DOGS OF WAR

1861

EMORY M. THOMAS

I n 1861, Americans thought that the war looming on their horizon would be brief. None foresaw that they were embarking on our

nation’s worst calamity, a four-year bloodbath that cost the lives of more than half a million people. But as eminent Civil War historian Emory M. Thomas points out in this stimulating and provocative book, once the dogs of war are unleashed, it is almost impossible to rein them in.

In The Dogs of War, Thomas highlights the delusions that dominat- ed each side’s thinking. Lincoln believed that most Southerners loved the Union, and would be dragged unwillingly into secession by the planter class. Jefferson Davis could not quite believe that Northern resolve would survive the first battle. Once the Yankees witnessed Southern determination, he hoped, they would acknowledge Confederate inde- pendence. These two leaders, in turn, reflected widely held myths. Thomas weaves his exploration of these misconceptions into a tense nar- rative of the months leading up to the war, from the “Great Secession Winter” to a fast-paced account of the Fort Sumter crisis in 1861. Emory M. Thomas’s books demonstrate a breathtaking range of major Civil War scholarship, from The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience and the landmark The Confederate Nation, to definitive biographies of Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart. In The Dogs of War, he draws upon his lifetime of study to offer a new perspective on the out- break of our nation’s most destructive conflict.

Emory M. Thomas is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia. His books include Robert E. Lee: A Biography, Bold Dragoon: The Life of J.E.B. Stuart, and The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865.

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A bestselling science writer and world renowned chemist tackles the great questions of existence, in a provocative addition to the ongoing debate over religion and science

ON BEING

A Scientist’s Exploration of the Great Questions of Existence

PETER ATKINS

P eter Atkins is the shining exception to the rule that scientists make poor writers. A Fellow at Oxford and a leading chemist, he has won

admiration for his precise, lucid, and yet rigorous explanations of sci- ence. Now he turns to the greatest—and most controversial—questions of human existence. Can the scientific method tell us anything of value about birth, death, the origin of reality—and its end? Are these questions best left to faith?

In On Being, Atkins makes a provocative contribution to the great debate between religion and science. Atkins makes his position clear from the very first sentence: “The scientific method can shed light on every and any concept, even those that have troubled humans since the earliest stirrings of consciousness,” he writes. He takes a materialist approach to the great questions of being that have inspired myth and religion, seeking to “dispel their mystery without diminishing their grandeur.” In placing scientific knowledge in such cosmic perspective, he takes us on an often dizzying tour of existence. For example, he argues that “the substrate of existence is nothing at all.” The total electrical charge of the universe, among other things, must be nothing—zero—he writes, or else the universe would have blasted itself apart. “Charge was not created at the creation: electrical Nothing separated into equal and opposite charges.” He explores breathtaking questions—asking the pur- pose of the universe—with wit and learning, touching on Sanskrit scrip- tures and John Updike along the way. “If absolutely and unreservedly everything is an aspect of the physi- cal, material world, then I do not see how it can be closed to scientific investigation,” Atkins writes. “The scientific method is the only means of discovering the nature of reality.”

Peter Atkins is Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. A leading chemist and writer of widely adopted textbooks, he is the author of Galileo’s Finger and Four Laws That Drive the Universe, among other works.

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A brilliantly insightful, engagingly written analysis of Truman Capote and his catastrophically self-destructive final book, Answered Prayers

TINY TERROR

Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers

WILLIAM TODD SCHULTZ

T ruman Capote was one of the most gifted and flamboyant writers of his generation, renowned for such books as Other Voices, Other

Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and his masterpiece, the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood. What has received comparatively little attention, however, is Capote’s last, unfinished book, Answered Prayers, a merciless skewering of cafe society and the high-class women Capote called his “swans.” When excerpts appeared he was immediately blacklisted, ruined social- ly, labeled a pariah. Capote recoiled—disgraced, depressed, and all but friendless.

In Tiny Terror, a new volume in Oxford’s Inner Lives series, William Todd Schultz sheds light on the life and works of Capote and answers the perplexing mystery—why did Capote write a book that would destroy him? Drawing on an arsenal of psychological techniques, Schultz illuminates Capote’s early years in the South—a time that Capote him- self described as a “snake’s nest of No’s”—no parents to speak of, no friends but books, no hope, no future. Out of this dark childhood emerged Capote’s prominent dual life-scripts: neurotic Capote, anxious, vulnerable, hypersensitive, expecting to be hurt; and Capote the dis- agreeable destroyer, emotionally bulletproof, nasty, and bent on revenge. Schultz shows how Capote would strike out when he felt hurt or taken for granted, engaging in caustic feuds with Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, and many other writers. And Schultz reveals how this tenden- cy fed into Answered Prayers, an exceedingly corrosive and thinly dis- guised roman a clef that trashed his high-society friends. What emerges by the end of this book is a cogent, immensely insightful portrait of an artist on the edge, brilliantly but self-destruc- tively biting the jet-set hands that fed him. Anyone interested in the inner life of one of America’s most fascinating literary personalities will find this book a revelation.

William Todd Schultz, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Over the past two decades he’s written numerous psychobio- graphical articles and book chapters, on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Diane Arbus, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, James Agee, and Jack Kerouac, among others. He is editor of the Handbook of Psychobiography, published by Oxford University Press in 2005.

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The true story of how countless Nazi war criminals escaped their fate at the end of World War II

NAZIS ON THE RUN

How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice

GERALD STEINACHER

A fter World War II, rumors circulated that a secret organization named “Odessa” had smuggled Nazi war criminals out of Europe, a

rumor further fueled by the wildly popular novel The Odessa File. But “Odessa” was nothing more than a myth. Now, in Nazis on the Run, his- torian Gerald Steinacher provides the true story of how the Nazis escaped their fate. Steinacher not only reveals how Nazi war criminals escaped from jus- tice at the end of the Second World War, fleeing through the Tyrolean Alps to Italian seaports, but he also highlights the key roles played by the Red Cross, the Vatican, and the Secret Services of the major powers. The book takes a hard look at the International Committee of the Red Cross, proving that identification papers issued by the Red Cross made it pos- sible for thousands of Nazis, war criminals, and collaborators—includ- ing Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengale—to slip through the hands of justice and to find refuge in North and South America, Spain, and the Near East. Steinacher underscores the importance of the South Tyrol as a “ratline” from Germany to Italy and also reveals that many figures in the Catholic Church—sometimes knowingly, other times unwittingly— were involved in large-scale Nazi smuggling, often driven by the fear of an imminent communist takeover of Italy. Finally, the book documents how the Counter Intelligence Corps (the predecessor to the CIA) recruited former SS men to advise U.S. intelligence agencies and smug- gled them out of Soviet-occupied areas of Austria and Eastern Europe into Italy and on to South America. Based on extensive research in newly opened archives, Nazis on the Run is the first book to provide a complete picture of this little-known story of justice denied.

Gerald Steinacher is currently a Joseph A. Schumpeter Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Lecturer on Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

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A riveting, authoritative look at Israel’s history of counterterrorism—a sometimes brilliant, yet often flawed record that holds valuable lessons for all countries

I n the sixty-plus years of the Jewish state’s existence, Israeli govern- ments have exhausted almost every option in defending their country

against terror attacks. Israel has survived and even thrived—but both its citizens and its Arab neighbors have paid dearly. In A High Price, Daniel Byman breaks down the dual myths of Israeli omnipotence and—conversely—ineptitude in fighting terror, offering instead a nuanced, definitive historical account of the state’s bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, the book chronicles different periods of Israeli counterterrorism. Beginning with the violent border disputes that emerged after Israel’s founding in 1948, Byman charts the rise of Yasir Arafat’s Fatah and leftist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—organizations that ushered in the era of inter- national terrorism epitomized by the 1972 hostage-taking at the Munich Olympics. Byman follows how Israel fought these groups and new ones, such as Hamas, in the decades that follow, with particular attention to the grinding and painful struggle during the second intifada. Israel’s debacles in Lebanon against groups like the Lebanese Hezbollah are also examined in-depth, as is the country’s problematic response to Jewish terrorist groups that have struck at Arabs and Israelis seeking peace.

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In surveying Israel’s response to terror, the author points to the coups of shadowy Israeli

In surveying Israel’s response to terror, the author points to the coups of shadowy Israeli intelligence services, the much-emulated use of defensive measures such as sky marshals on airplanes, and the role of controversial techniques such as targeted killings and the security bar- rier that separates Israel from Palestinian areas. Equally instructive are the shortcomings that have undermined Israel’s counterterrorism goals, including a disregard for long-term planning and a failure to recognize the long-term political repercussions of counterterrorism tactics. Israel is often a laboratory: new terrorist techniques are often used against it first, and Israel in turn develops innovative countermeasures that other states copy. Ultimately, A High Price expertly explains how Israel’s successes and failures can serve to inform all countries fighting terrorism today.

can serve to inform all countries fighting terrorism today. Daniel Byman is Professor in the School

Daniel Byman is Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He has served on the 9/11 Commission staff and as an analyst with the U.S. government.

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Two biblical scholars look at what the Bible actually says about such heated issues as gay rights, abortion, and capital punishment

THE BIBLE NOW

RICHARD ELLIOTT FRIEDMAN and SHAWNA DOLANSKY

F or millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on impor- tant social and political questions, and rightly so. But many use the

Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates—without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question. In The Bible Now, two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues—including homosexu- ality, abortion, women’s status, capital punishment, and the environ- ment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today’s most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is frequently misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, and misused. For instance, those who quote the Bible in condemning homosexuality often cite the story of Sodom, and those who favor homosexuality point to David’s lament over the death of Jonathan. But as the authors show, neither pas- sage is clearly about homosexuality, and these texts do not offer solid footing on which to make an argument. Readers learn that female homosexuality is not prohibited—only male homosexuality. And on the subject of abortion, the Bible is practically silent, with one extraordinary exception.

The Bible has inspired people to do great good but has also been used by people to do great harm, so it is vitally important for us to pay attention to it—and to get it right. The Bible Now shows us how we can—and cannot—use this ancient source of wisdom to address our most current and pressing issues.

Richard Elliott Friedman is the Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. A nationally recognized biblical scholar, Friedman is the author of the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible? as well as The Disappearance of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, Commentary on the Torah, The Bible with Sources Revealed, and The Exile and Biblical Narrative.

Shawna Dolansky is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Northeastern University. She is the author of Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Relationship Between Magic and Religion in the Hebrew Bible and the editor of Sacred History, Sacred Literature.

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An inspiring account of New Orleans musicians working to revive their city in the wake of Katrina

NEW ATLANTIS

Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans

JOHN SWENSON

A t its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural

boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That’s the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson’s beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America’s most colorful and troubled metropolis: New Orleans. The city has been threatened with extinction many times during its three-hundred-plus-year history by fire, pestilence, crime, flood, and oil spills. Working for little money and in spite of having lost their own homes and possessions to Katrina, New Orleans’s most gifted musi- cians—including such figures as Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, “Trombone Shorty,” and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux—are fighting back against a tidal wave of problems: the depletion of the wetlands south of the city (which are disappearing at the rate of one acre every hour), the violence that has made New Orleans the murder capitol of the U.S., the waning tourism industry, and above all the continuing calamity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (or, as it is known in New Orleans, the “Federal Flood”). Indeed, most of the neighborhoods that nurtured the indigenous music of New Orleans were destroyed in the flood, and many of the elder statesmen have died or been incapacitated since then, but the musicians profiled here have stepped up to fill their roles. New Atlantis is their story. Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists, informed by Swenson’s encyclopedic knowledge of the city’s unique and varied music scene—which includes jazz, R&B, brass band, rock, and hip hop—New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic.

John Swenson has been writing about popular music since 1967. He edited the Web site jazze.com for Knit Media and has worked as an editor at Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Circus, Saturday Review, Rock World, and OffBeat magazine, while publishing articles in virtually every American popular-music magazine of note. Among his previous books are biographies of Bill Haley, John Lennon, Simon and Garfunkel, and Stevie Wonder, as well as reference works such as The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. In addition, his writing has won two awards from the Press Club of New Orleans—Best Entertainment Feature in 2007 and Best Critical Review in 2008.

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A fascinating account of one of the great triggers of violent behavior—offloading suffering by passing it on to others

PAYBACK

Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

DAVID P. BARASH and JUDITH EVE LIPTON

F rom the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain

and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the origi- nal stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inani- mate things, animals, or other people. In Payback, the husband-and wife team of evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychiatrist Judith Lipton offer an illuminating look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Retaliation and revenge are well known to most people. We all know what it is like to want to get even, get justice, or take revenge. What is new in this book is an extended discussion of redirected aggres- sion, which occurs not only in people but other species as well. The authors reveal that it’s not just a matter of yelling at your spouse “because” your boss yells at you. Indeed, the phenomenon of redirected aggression—so-called to differentiate it from retaliation and revenge, the other main forms of payback—haunts our criminal courts, our streets, our battlefields, our homes, and our hearts. It lurks behind some of the nastiest and seemingly inexplicable things that otherwise decent people do, from road rage to yelling at a crying baby. And it exists across bound- aries of every kind—culture, time, geography, and even species. Indeed, it’s not just a human phenomenon. Passing pain to others can be seen in birds and horses, fish and primates—in virtually all vertebrates. It turns out that there is robust neurobiological hardware and software promot- ing redirected aggression, as well as evolutionary underpinnings.

Payback may be natural, the authors conclude, but we are capable of rising above it, without sacrificing self-esteem and social status. They show how the various human responses to pain and suffering can be managed—mindfully, carefully, and humanely.

David P. Barash, PhD is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. An evolutionary biologist by training, he has been involved in the development of sociobiology, and is the author or co-author of 29 books.

Judith Eve Lipton, MD is a psychiatrist who has specialized in the biology of human behavior, especially women’s issues.

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An engaging alternative to Mortimer Adler’s classic How to Read a Book argues that whim should guide our reading and delight should be our goal

THE PLEASURES OF READING IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION

ALAN JACOBS

I n recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading

enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted read- ers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah’s Book Club is hugely influential, and a recent NEA survey reveals an actual uptick in the reading of literary fiction. Jacobs’s inter- actions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, sug- gest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that read- ing is, first and foremost, good for you—the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read what gives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler’s classic How to Read a Book (1940), Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irrev- erent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading to reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

Alan Jacobs is a professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. His books include The Narnian, a biography of C.S. Lewis, Original Sin: A Cultural History, and a Theology of Reading. His literary and cultural criticism has appeared in the Boston Globe, The American Scholar, and the Oxford American.

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A wide-ranging account of the notorious massacre in Sharpeville, an event that sparked the start of armed resistance to Apartheid

SHARPEVILLE

A Massacre and Its Consequences

TOM LODGE

O n March 21, 1960, a line of 150 white policemen fired 1,344 rounds into a crowd of several thousand people assembled outside

a police station, protesting against the Apartheid regime’s racist “pass” laws. The gunfire left in its wake sixty-seven dead and one hundred and eighty-six wounded. Most of the people who were killed were shot in the back, hit while running away. The Sharpeville Massacre, as the event has become known, marked the start of armed resistance in South Africa, and prompted worldwide condemnation of South Africa’s Apartheid policies. In Sharpeville, Tom Lodge explains how and why the Massacre occurred, looking at the social and political background to the events of March 1960 as well as the long-term consequences of the shootings. Lodge offers a gripping account of the Massacre itself as well as the wider events that accompa- nied the tragedy, particularly the simultaneous protest in Cape Town which helped prolong the political crisis that developed in the wake of the shootings. Just as important, he sheds light on the long-term conse- quences of these events. He explores how the Sharpeville events affect- ed the perceptions of black and white political leadership in South Africa as well as South Africa’s relationship with the rest of the world, and he describes the development of an international “Anti-Apartheid” move- ment in the wake of the shootings.

Tom Lodge is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Limerick. He has written extensively on South African politics, including Mandela:

A Critical Life.

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A provocative argument—based on vast research, including the militants’ own statements—that Islamist terrorism is a marginal and declining phenomenon

THE MISSING MARTYRS

Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

CHARLES KURZMAN

W hy are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world—many of whom supposedly hate the West

and ardently desire martyrdom—why don’t we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world. He finds that young Muslims are indeed angry with what they see as imperialism— and especially at Western support for local dictatorships. But revolu- tionary Islamists have failed to reach them, as can be seen from the ter- rorists’ own websites and publications, which constantly bemoan the dearth of willing recruits. Kurzman notes that it takes only a small cadre of committed killers to wreak unspeakable havoc. But that very fact underscores his point. As easy as terrorism is to commit, few Muslims turn to violence. Out of 140,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, Islamist terrorists have killed at most three dozen people. Of the 150,000 people who die each day, worldwide, Islamist militants account for fewer than fifty fatali- ties—and only ten per day outside of the hotspots of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The real bulwark against Islamist violence, Kurzman finds, is Muslims themselves, who reject both the goals of the terrorists and their bloody means. With each bombing, the terrorists lose support among Muslims. Incisive and authoritative, The Missing Martyrs provides much-need- ed corrective to deep-seated and destructive misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic world. The threat of Islamist terrorism is real, Kurzman shows, but its dimensions are, so far, tightly confined.

Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His books include Democracy Denied and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran.

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An intoxicatingly informative history of our love—and hate—affair with drinking establishments

AMERICA WALKS INTO A BAR

A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops

CHRISTINE SISMONDO

W hen George Washington bade farewell to his officers, he did so in New York’s Fraunces Tavern. When Andrew Jackson planned his

defense of New Orleans against the British in 1815, he met Jean Lafitte in a grog shop. And when John Wilkes Booth plotted with his accom- plices to carry out a certain assassination, they gathered in Surratt Tavern.

In America Walks into a Bar, Christine Sismondo recounts the rich and fascinating history of an institution often reviled, yet always central to American life. She traces the tavern from England to New England, showing how even the Puritans valued “a good Beere.” With fast-paced narration and lively characters, she carries the story through the twenti- eth century and beyond, from repeated struggles over licensing to Sunday liquor sales, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the temperance movement, from attempts to ban “treating” to Prohibition and repeal. As the cockpit of organized crime, politics, and everyday social life, the bar has remained vital—and controversial—down to the present. In 2006, when the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act was passed, a rider excluded bars from applying for aid or tax breaks on the grounds that they contributed nothing to the community. Sismondo proves otherwise: the bar has contributed everything to the American story. In this heady cocktail of agile prose and telling anecdotes, Sismondo offers a resounding toast to taprooms, taverns, saloons, speakeasies, and the local hangout where everybody knows your name.

Christine Sismondo is a writer and lecturer in Humanities at York University in Toronto. She has written numerous books and articles about film, literature, drink- ing, and vice, including Mondo Cocktail, a narrative history of cocktails.

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A new edition of the best single source of quick informa- tion on Islam, written by one of America’s leading authorities on the topic

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM

Second Edition

JOHN L. ESPOSITO

S ince the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an over- whelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events—

the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress—have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edi- tion of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new develop- ments, and for answers to basic questions about Islam, Shariah law, glob- al jihad, Islamic reform, and a clash of civilizations. In this revision and expansion of his highly popular guide, John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. He provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the gen- eral—What do Muslims believe and why? and Who was Muhammad?— to more specific issues—Is Islam compatible with modernization, capi- talism and democracy? How do Muslims view Judaism and Christianity? Are women second-class citizens in Islam? What is jihad? Does the Quran condone terrorism? What does Islam say about homosexuality, birth control, abortion, and slavery? Organizing the book in brief ques- tion-and-answer segments allows readers either to skip to areas that interest them, including many of today’s hot-button issues, or to read the book straight through as a linked narrative. Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of The Future of Islam and many other acclaimed works, John L. Esposito is one of America’s leading authorities on Islam. This brief and readable book remains the first place to look for up-to-date information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the 1.5 billion people who call themselves Muslims.

Praise for the first edition:

“An excellent primer on all aspects of Islam. Esposito elegantly educates the reader through what the Quran said, how Muslims are influenced by their local cultures, and how the unique politics of Islamic countries affect Muslims’ views.” Publishers Weekly

John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

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An unflinching investigation into how the US fights its wars and why Americans care so little about the enormous civilian casualties we inflict on our adversaries

THE DEATHS OF OTHERS

The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars

JOHN TIRMAN

A mericans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle—100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World

War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan—and rightly so. But why are we so indiffer- ent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? This is the compelling, largely unasked question John Tirman answers in The Deaths of Others. Between six and seven million people died in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq alone, the majority of them civilians. And yet Americans devote little attention to these deaths. Other coun- tries, however, do pay attention, and Tirman argues that if we want to understand why there is so much anti-Americanism around the world, the first place to look is how we conduct war. We understandably strive to protect our own troops, but our rules of engagement with the enemy are another matter. From atomic weapons and carpet bombing in World War II to napalm and daisy cutters in Vietnam and beyond, we have used our weapons intentionally to kill large numbers of civilians and ter- rorize our adversaries into surrender. Americans, however, are mostly ignorant of these facts, believing that American wars are essentially just, necessary, and “good.” Tirman investigates the history of casualties caused by American forces in order to explain why America remains so unpopular and why US armed forces operate the way they do. Trenchant and passionate, The Deaths of Others forces readers to con- sider the tragic consequences of American military action not just for Americans, but especially for those we fight.

John Tirman is Principal Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Center for International Studies, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include Terror, Insurgency, and the State: Ending Protracted Conflicts and 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World.

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The first comprehensive history of George W. Bush’s response to 9/11—his War on Terror, conflict in Afghanistan, and war in Iraq—providing a vivid account of his administration’s policies

BUSH’S WARS

TERRY H. ANDERSON

F rom journalistic accounts like Fiasco and Imperial Life in the Emerald City to insider memoirs like Jawbreaker and Three Cups of Tea, the

books about America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could fill a library. But each explores a narrow slice of a whole: two wars launched by a sin- gle president as part of a single foreign policy. Now noted historian Terry H. Anderson examines them together, in a single comprehensive overview. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told advisor Karl Rove, “I am here for a reason, and this is how we’re going to be judged.” Anderson provides this judgment in this sweeping, authoritative account of Bush’s War on Terror and his twin interventions. He begins with historical surveys of Iraq and Afghanistan—known respectively as “the improbable country” and “the graveyard of empires,” and he examines U.S. policies toward those and other nations in the Middle East from the 1970s to 2000. Then Anderson focuses on the Bush Administration, carrying us through such events as the terrorist’s attacks of 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan and the siege of Tora Bora, the “Axis of Evil” speech, the invasion of Iraq and capture of Baghdad, and the eruption of insurgency in Iraq. He ranges from RPGs slamming into Abrams tanks to cabinet meetings, vividly portraying both soldiers in the field and such policy- makers as Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice. Anderson describes the counter-insurgency strategy embodied by the “surge” in Iraq, and the simultaneous revival of the Taliban. He concludes with an assessment of the prosecution of the wars in the first years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Carefully researched and briskly narrated, Bush’s Wars provides the single-volume balanced history that we have long awaited.

Terry H. Anderson is Professor of History at Texas A & M University and author of The Movement and the Sixties as well as In Pursuit of Fairness.

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An absorbing biography that charts the rise of a legendary Delta bluesman, his surprising rediscovery, and his lasting influence

PREACHIN’ THE BLUES

The Life and Times of Son House

DANIEL BEAUMONT

A s a young Baptist preacher in the Mississippi Delta, Eddie “Son” House scorned “sinful” music, until one night in 1927, when the

haunting sound of a bottleneck guitar forever changed his life. House began singing and playing guitar and, within a few short years, he became a blues legend. In this first full-length biography of Son House, Daniel Beaumont traces a life and career that were marked not only by musical greatness but also by violence, alcoholism, two marriages, two decades in obscurity, and, finally, a surprising comeback that brought his remarkable music to a new generation. In Beaumont’s absorbing narrative, we follow House’s journey from rural pulpits to labor farms to smoky juke joints. Shortly after taking up the blues, House was briefly imprisoned for killing a man, reportedly in self-defense. Following his release in 1930, his friend and fellow musi- cian, Delta blues great Charley Patton led him to record nine classic songs for Paramount Records, including “Preachin’ the Blues” and “My Black Mama.” House soon became the decade’s leading bluesman, an important influence on Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. In 1941- 42, he recorded for Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress, only to quit music and move to Rochester, New York in 1943. Tracked down by three young blues fans in the mid-sixties, entrenched in the period’s “folk music revival,” House resumed recording, toured America and Europe, and earned more money and recognition than he had ever counted on. Preachin’ the Blues brims with insights into the social forces and pri- vate demons that drove Son House, and its analysis of the “folk revival” that led to his rediscovery is the most nuanced yet written. More than just an account of one artist’s life, the book offers a fresh perspective on how the blues influenced American culture and spread throughout the world.

Daniel Beaumont teaches courses on Arabic language and literature and the blues at the University of Rochester. The author of Slave of Desire: Sex, Love and Death in The 1001 Nights, he has also contributed to The Encyclopedia of the Blues and to Living Blues magazine and produced and directed a documentary about bluesman Joe Beard.

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A vividly written epic that connects 18th-century London street crime, the American Revolution, the slave trade, and the founding of Australia

A MERCILESS PLACE

The Fate of Britain’s Convicts after the American Revolution

EMMA CHRISTOPHER

S ince Robert Hughes’ The Fatal Shore, the fate of British convicts has burned brightly in the popular imagination. Incredibly, their larger

story is even more dramatic—the saga of forgotten men and women scattered to the farthest corners of the British empire, driven by the winds of the American Revolution and the currents of the African slave trade. In A Merciless Place, Emma Christopher brilliantly captures this previously unknown story of poverty, punishment, and transportation. The story begins with the American War of Independence, until which many British convicts were shipped across the Atlantic. The Revolution interrupted this flow and inspired two entrepreneurs to orga- nize the criminals into military units to fight for the crown. The felon soldiers went to West Africa’s slave-trading posts just as the war ended; these forts became the new destination for England’s rapidly multiplying convicts. The move was a disaster. Christopher writes that “before the scheme was abandoned, it would have run the gamut of piracy, treach- ery, mutiny, starvation, poisonings, allegations of white women forced to prostitute themselves to African men, and not least several cases of mur- der.” To end the scandal, the British government chose a new destina- tion, as far away as possible: Australia. Christopher here captures the gritty lives of Britain’s convicts: vic- tims of London’s underworld, rife with brutal crime and sometimes even more brutal punishments. Equally fascinating are the portraits of Fante people of West Africa, forced to undergo dramatic changes in their role as intermediaries with Europeans in the slave trade. Here, too, are the aboriginal Australians, coping with the transformation of their native land. They all inhabit A Merciless Place: a tour de force and historical nar- rative at its finest.

Emma Christopher is an Australian Research Council Fellow at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Slave Trade Sailors and their Captive Cargoes, 1730- 1807 and co-editor of Many Middle Passages. She has been a Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library and a Gilder Lehrman Fellow at Yale University.

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Almost two decades after NAFTA a leading expert proposes a new North American agenda to make the continent more competitive with Europe and Asia

THE NORTH AMERICAN IDEA

A Vision of a Continental Future

ROBERT A. PASTOR

I n its first seven years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tripled trade and quintupled foreign investment among the

U.S., Mexico, and Canada, increasing its share of the world economy. In 2001, however, North America peaked. Trade slowed among the three, manufacturing jobs shrunk, and illegal migration and drug-related vio- lence soared. Europe caught up, and China leaped ahead. In The North American Idea, eminent scholar and policy-maker Robert A. Pastor explains that NAFTA’s mandate was too limited to address the new North American agenda. Instead of offering bold ini- tiatives like a customs union to expand trade, the three leaders thought small. Interest groups stalemated the small ideas as they inhibited the bolder proposals, and the governments accomplished almost nothing. To overcome this resistance and re-invigorate the continent, the leaders need to start with an idea based on a principle of interdepen- dence. If one country fails, all three are harmed, and if one grows, they all benefit. Drawing on first-hand experience as a policy-maker and ana- lyst, Pastor shows how this idea—once woven into the national con- sciousness of the three countries—could mobilize public support for continental solutions to problems that have confounded each nation working on its own. To stimulate trade and reduce illegal migration, for example, the three countries could set up a fund to invest in the conti- nent’s infrastructure. Such a fund would be impossible without leader- ship and an idea of the continent’s current importance and its future promise.

Providing essential historical context and challenging readers to view the continent in a new way, Robert Pastor offers an expansive vision and a detailed blueprint for a more integrated, dynamic, and equitable North America.

Robert A. Pastor is Professor of International Relations and Founder and Director of the Center for North American Studies at American University. He served on the National Security Council and as a Consultant to the State and Defense Departments. He is the author of sixteen other books, including Limits to Friendship: The U.S. and Mexico, with Jorge Castaneda, and Exiting the Whirlpool:

U.S. Foreign Policy to Latin America.

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T he practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts,” writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. “Not a technique but a skill, it

harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence.” In this companion volume to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird focuses on a quality often overlooked by books on Christian med- itation: a vast and flowing spaciousness that embraces both silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing on the wis- dom of great contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, and many others, Laird shows how we can uncover the deeper levels of awareness that rest within us like buried treasure waiting to be found. The key insight of the book is that as our practice matures, so will our experience of life’s ordeals, sorrows, and joys expand into generous, receptive maturity. We learn to see whatever dif- ficulties we experience in meditation—boredom, lethargy, arrogance, depression, grief, anxiety—not as obstacles to be overcome but as oppor- tunities to practice surrender to what is. With clarity and grace Laird shows how we can move away from identifying with our turbulent, ever- changing thoughts and emotions to the cultivation of a “sunlit absence”—the luminous awareness in which God’s presence can most profoundly be felt. Addressed to both beginners and intermediates on the pathless path of still prayer, A Sunlit Absence offers wise guidance on the specifics of contemplative practice as well as an inspiring vision of the purpose of such practice and the central role it can play in our spiritual lives.

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A fascinating study of philosophers and other thinkers who engaged with politics from ancient Greece and Rome to the modern White House

THE FORUM AND THE TOWER

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MARY ANN GLENDON

A s Mary Ann Glendon writes in this fascinating new book, the rela- tionship between politics and the academy has been fraught with

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In The Forum and the Tower, Glendon examines thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality. Glendon discusses a roster of great names, from Edmund Burke to Alexis de Tocqueville, Machiavelli to Rousseau, John Locke to Max Weber, down to Charles Malik, who helped Eleanor Roosevelt draft the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With each, she explores the eternal questions they faced, including: Is politics such a dirty business that I shouldn’t get involved? Will I betray my principles by pursuing public office? Can I make a difference, or will my efforts be wasted? Even the most politically successful intellectuals, she notes, did not all end happily. The brilliant Marcus Tullius Cicero, for example, reached the height of power in the late Roman Republic, then fell vic- tim to intrigue, assassinated at Mark Antony’s order. Yet others had a lasting impact. The legal scholar Tribonian helped Byzantine Emperor Justinian I craft the Corpus Juris Civilis, which became a bedrock of Western law. Portalis and Napoleon emulated them, creating the civil code that the French emperor regarded as his greatest legacy. Formerly ambassador to the Vatican and an eminent legal scholar, Glendon knows these questions personally. Here she brings experience and expertise to bear in a timely, and timeless, study.

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foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America’s dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world’s greatest superpower. George C. Herring tells a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures, captured in a fast-paced narrative that illuminates the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and survival of the nation, and highlights its ongoing impact on the lives of ordinary citizens. He shows how policymakers defined American interests broad- ly to include territorial expansion, access to growing markets, and the spread of an “American way” of life. And Herring does all this in a story rich in human drama and filled with epic events. Statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin and Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Dean Acheson played key roles in America’s rise to world power. But America’s expansion as a nation also owes much to the adventurers and explorers, the sea captains, merchants and captains of industry, the missionaries and diplomats, who discovered or charted new lands, developed new avenues of commerce, and established and defended the nation’s inter- ests in foreign lands. From Colony to Superpower captures all this as it tells the dramatic story of America’s emergence as superpower—its birth in revolution, its troubled present, and its uncertain future.

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— Publishers Weekly (starred review) American diplomacy George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus

George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. A leading authority on U.S. foreign relations, he is the former editor of Diplomatic History and a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975, among other books.

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