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.

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Psychiatry and the Law."

Psychiatry and the Law

Edited by Dr. Tobias Wasser, assistant professor of psychiatry (Springer)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Joy: 100 Poems."

Joy: 100 Poems

Christian Wiman, professor of the practice of religion and literature (Yale University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Just a Journalist."

Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Linda Greenhouse, the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School (Harvard University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Justice and Empathy."

Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal

Robert A. Burt (1939-2015), the Alexander M. Bickel Professor Emeritus of Law (Yale University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Iran: A Modern History."

Iran: A Modern History

Abbas Amanat, professor of history (Yale University Press)

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Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Alan S. Gerber, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science (Princeton University Press)

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Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger, associate professor of American religious history (The University of North Carolina Press)

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Consuming Religion

Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies, of American studies, and of history (University of Chicago Press)

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Computational Psychiatry: Mathematical Modeling of Mental Illness

Edited by Alan Anticevic, assistant professor of psychiatry and of psychology, and John D. Murray, assistant professor of psychiatry

Photo of cover of the book titled "Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment"

Commerce and Peace in the Enlightenment

Edited by Isaac Nakhimovsky, assistant professor of history and of humanities (Cambridge University Press)