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 Historian’s Eye."

The Historian’s Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Matthew Frye Jacobson, the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies (The University of North Carolina Press)

Cover of the book titled "Inventing Boston."

Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption, 1680-1720

Edward S. Cooke Jr., the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of the History of Art (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "How Words Make Things Happen."

How Words Make Things Happen

David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English (Oxford University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Thomas Berry: A Biography."

Thomas Berry: A Biography

Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal (Columbia University Press)

Cover of the book titled "How We Cooperate."

How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization

John E. Roemer, the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Trust Exercise."

Trust Exercise: A Novel

Susan Choi, lecturer in English (Henry Holt and Co.)

Cover of the book titled "Democracy and Dysfunction."

Democracy and Dysfunction

Jack M. Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment (The University of Chicago Press)

Cover of the book titled "This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom."

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Martin Hägglund, professor of comparative literature and of humanities (Pantheon)

Cover of the book titled "Common Law and Natural Law in America."

Common Law and Natural Law in America

Andrew Forsyth, assistant secretary for student life (Cambridge University Press)

Cover of the book titled "It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train."

It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train

Dr. Craig Canapari, assistant professor of pediatrics (Random House)