YaleNews Books in Brief 2017

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


The Imprint of Congress

David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science

(Yale University Press)


The Evolution of Beauty

Richard O. Prum, the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos, assistant professor of anthropology

(Yale University Press)


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman Jr., professor of law

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


American Covenant

Philip Gorski, professor of sociology and of religious studies

(Princeton University Press)


Falstaff: Give Me Life

Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities



East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography

Jennifer Raab, assistant professor of the history of art, et al.

(Yale University Press)


Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood

Joanna Radin, assistant professor of the history of medicine

(University of Chicago Press)


One Nation Undecided

Peter H. Schuck, the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law

(Princeton University Press)


A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

Patrick J. Lynch

(Yale University Press)


The Mystery of Sleep

Dr. Meir Kryger, professor of medicine and clinical professor of nursing

(Yale University Press)


Under Osman’s Tree

Alan Mikhail, professor of history

(University of Chicago Press)


Hitler’s American Model

James Q. Whitman, the Ford Foundation Professor of Law

(Princeton University Press)


The Craving Mind

Judson Brewer, adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry

(Yale University Press)


Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Dale B. Martin, the Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies

(Yale University Press)


Gather Out of Star-Dust: A Harlem Renaissance Album

Melissa Barton, curator of drama and prose

(Yale University Press)


The Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

Edited by Martin Floch, clinical professor of medicine, et al.



Caring Matters Most: The Ethical Significance of Nursing

Mark Lazenby, associate professor of nursing

(Oxford University Press)


Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium

Vasileios Marinis, associate professor of Christian art and architecture

(Cambridge University Press)


Story Time

Edited by Timothy Young, curator of modern books and manuscripts

(Yale University Press)


Designs for Learning

Robert A.M. Stern, the J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture et al.

(The Monacelli Press)


The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood, lecturer in political science

(Random House)



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