Books in Brief

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.

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Cover of the book titled "The Moral Witness."

The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide

Carolyn J. Dean, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History and French (Cornell University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Law and Macroeconomics."

Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions

Yair Listokin, the Shibley Family Professor of Law (Harvard University Press)

Cover of the book titled "The Study of Animal Languages."

The Study of Animal Languages

Lindsay Stern, doctoral candidate in comparative literature (Viking)

Cover of the book titled "Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society."

Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Sociology (Little, Brown and Company)

Cover of the book titled "History on the Margins."

History on the Margins

John Merriman, the Charles Seymour Professor of History (University of Nebraska Press)

Cover of the book titled "Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks."

Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection

Agnete W. Lassen, associate curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection, Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology, and Klaus Wagensonner, postdoctoral researcher

Cover of the book titled "City of Beginnings."

City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut

Robyn Creswell, assistant professor of comparative literature (Princeton University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Physics and Dance."

Physics and Dance

Emily Coates, associate professor of theater studies, and Sarah Demers, the Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Principles of Secure Processor Architecture Design."

Principles of Secure Processor Architecture Design

Jakub Szefer, assistant professor of electrical engineering and of computer science (Morgan & Claypool Publishers)

Cover of the book titled "Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism."

Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Kathryn Tanner, the Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology (Yale University Press)