YaleNews Books in Brief 2014

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Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901

Martina Droth, Jason Edwards, and Michael Hatt

(Yale University Press)

A Girl’s Childhood

Linda C. Mayes and Stephen Lassonde

(Yale University Press)

The Young Velázquez

Carmen Albendea, Ian McClure, Anikó Bezur, Jens Stenger, and John Marciari

(Yale University Press)

Perioperative Kidney Injury

Dr. Chirag R. Parikh, associate professor of medicine, and Dr. Charuhas V. Thakar


Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification

Benjamin Harshav, professor emeritus of comparative literature

(Yale University Press)

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

Edited by Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and Jane E. Calvert

(Yale University Press)

Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families

Edited by James F. Leckman, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah

(The MIT Press)

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Adam Tooze, the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History

(Viking Books)

Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America

Kathryn Marie Dudley, professor of anthropology and American studies

(University of Chicago Press)

Homing Instincts

Karen Guzman, senior communications writer at the Yale School of Management

(Fiction Attic Press)

Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Edited by Francesca Trivellato, the Frederick W. Hilles Professor of History

(Oxford University Press)

The Age of the Vikings

Anders Winroth, the Forst Family Professor of History

(Princeton University Press)

The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison, doctoral candidate in English literature

(Graywolf Press)

Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse

John Hollander; foreword by J. D. McClatchy, adjunct professor of English

(Yale University Press)

Ancient Christian Worship

Andrew B. McGowan, president and dean of the Berkeley Divinity School

(Baker Academic)

The International Novel

Annabel Patterson, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English

(Yale University Press)

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 41

Ellen R. Cohn, senior research scholar in the Department of History

(Yale University Press)

Controversies in Science and Technology

Jo Handelsman, the Frederick Phineas Rose Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

(Oxford University Press)

Becoming Heinrich Schenker

Robert P. Morgan, professor emeritus of music

(Cambridge University Press)

Citizens Divided: Campaign Finance Reform and the Constitution

Robert C. Post, dean of Yale Law School

(Harvard University Press)

Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland

Scott Wilcox, chief curator of art collections at the Yale Center for British Art

(Yale University Press)

Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Brian Kane, assistant professor of music

(Oxford University Press)

Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artists’ Books and the Natural World

Elisabeth Fairman, senior curator of rare books and manuscripts

(Yale University Press)

The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

R. John Williams, assistant professor of English

(Yale University Press)

Sensational Religion: Sensory Cultures in Material Practice

Sally M. Promey, professor of American studies and of religion and visual culture

(Yale University Press)

Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control

Vesla M. Weaver, assistant professor of African-American studies

(University of Chicago Press)

Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Günter P. Wagner, the Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

(Princeton University Press)

Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Stephen J. Davis, professor of religious studies

(Yale University Press)

Large Carnivore Conservation

Susan G. Clark, the Cullman Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Policy

(University of Chicago Press)

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion

David Scott Kastan, the George M. Bodman Professor of English Literature

(Oxford University Press)

Fairfield County Chef’s Table

Amy Kundrat, associate director of new media at the Yale School of Management

(Globe Pequot Press)

The Humanist Comedy

Alexander Welsh, the Emily Sanford Professor Emeritus of English Literature

(Yale University Press)

Moral Imagination

David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English

(Princeton University Press)

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English

(Harvard University Press)

Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays

Lawrence Manley, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English

(Yale University Press)

Charter of the United Nations

Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science

(Yale University Press)

Why Government Fails So Often

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

(Princeton University Press)

Connecticut Coast & Long Island Sound

Patrick J. Lynch, senior digital officer, Office of Public Affairs & Communications

What Works for Women at Work

Rachel Dempsey, student at Yale Law School

(New York University Press)

The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature

John J. Collins, the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation

(Oxford University Press)

The Rise

Sarah Lewis, writer/curator at the School of Art

(Simon & Schuster)

Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems

J. D. McClatchy, adjunct professor of English and editor of The Yale Review


The Dyslexia Debate

Elena L. Grigorenko, the Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Developmental Disabilities

(Cambridge University Press)

Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD

Thomas E. Brown, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus


The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

John Demos, the Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History


Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failure of Expected Utility

Shyam Sunder, the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, & Finance


More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church

Michael A. Norko, associate professor of psychiatry

(Fordham University Press)

Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople

Vasileios Marinis, assistant professor of Christian art and architecture

(Cambridge University Press)

Roman Architecture: A Visual Guide

Diana E. E. Kleiner, the Dunham Professor of History of Art and Classics

(Yale University Press)

The Triple Package

Amy Chua, the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law, and
Jed Rubenfeld, the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law

(Penguin Press)

The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero

Joel Baden, associate professor of Old Testament


My Bondage and My Freedom (by Frederick Douglass)

David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History

(Yale University Press)

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China

Stephen Roach, senior lecturer at the Yale School of Management

(Yale University Press)

Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life

Mark Lazenby, assistant professor of nursing and
Ruth McCorkle, the Florence Wald Professor of Nursing

(Oxford University Press)

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