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God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter

Stephen Prothero ’82
HarperOne, $26.99

The common view that all religions are fundamentally the same is, says Boston University religion professor Prothero, “dangerous, disrespectful, and untrue.” Prothero offers a look at the very different core beliefs of the world’s major religions and notes that “tolerance and respect are empty virtues until we actually know something about whomever it is we are supposed to be tolerating or respecting.”


The Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How Not to Write Badly
Charles Harrington Elster ’81

St. Martin’s/Griffin, $14.99

“When a sentence hits an icy patch and skids off the road into a tree, I call it an accident of style,” says Elster, a writer and grammar maven. In a useful book for writers, he presents 350 “accidents,” among them every day and everyday and who andwhom, and unequivocably—wait, that’s unequivocally—prescribes the best solutions.


How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Paul Bloom, professor of psychology

W. W. Norton, $26.95

“Pleasure is deep,” writes Bloom. In this elegant and insightful examination of why food, sex, art, collectibles, sports, and things bring transcendent joy, the psychologist invokes essentialism: the idea that “things have an underlying reality or true nature that one cannot observe directly.”


Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin ’88MEM

W. W. Norton, $29.95

Historian James Truslow Adams remarked that “the Bible and the beaver” kept the Pilgrims financially and spiritually solvent in the early days of the Plymouth colony. Other writers have tackled the role of religion; Dolin offers an entertaining look at “a cast of characters beyond the scope of a Hollywood epic” and the critical importance of the fur trade in the evolution of the United States.


Elisha Cooper ’93

Orchard Books, $17.99

In a beautiful book for youngsters, illustrator and writer Cooper follows the life of a midwestern farm from spring planting to autumn harvest. The quirky watercolors evoke the sights, sounds, and smells of rural life. Cooper’s words are simple, graceful, and friendly to beginning readers, and will be a pleasure for the adults reading this gentle book.


Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century
Susan Zeiger ’81

New York University Press, $45

When twentieth-century American soldiers returned from combat overseas, many brought home more than battle wounds and souvenirs. Historian Zeiger explores the often uneasy development of intercultural marriages that took place against the backdrop of a long-held American “anxiety about ‘getting into bed’ with other countries.”


Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership
Eduardo Moisés Peñalver ’99JD and Sonia K. Katyal

Yale University Press, $45

From land squatters to album remixers to activists who subvert patent laws in order to make cheap AIDS drugs, people have long reacted to “unacceptable” conditions by refusing to obey restrictive property laws. In this history, legal scholars Peñalver and Katyal examine how Robin Hoods, past and present, have “played a powerful role as catalysts for needed legal reform.”


More books by Yale authors

Ian Ayres ’81BA, ’86JD, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Professor, School of Management
Barry Nalebuff ’89MAH, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, School of Management

Lifecycle Investing: A New, Safe, and Audacious Way to Improve the Performance of Your Retirement Portfolio
Basic Books, $25

Marion Belanger ’90MFA
Everglades: Outside and Within
University of Georgia Press, $50

Mara Lee Bernstein ’95JD
America is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s
University of North Carolina Press, $35

Amy Bourret ’87JD
Mothers and Other Liars: A Novel
St. Martin's Griffin, $13.99

Yomi Braester ’98PhD
Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract
Duke University Press, $89.95

Matthew J. Bruccoli ’53
On Books and Writers: Selected Essays
University of South Carolina Press $39.95

Henry Clay Childs ’62
H: An Urchin's Tale
1stWorld Publishing, $23.95

Henry Clay Childs ’62
The Pyrite Years
1stWorld Publishing, $23.95

Ken Chen ’05JD 
Louise Glück, Adjunct Professor of English

Juvenilia (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
Yale University Press, $30

Robin Cody ’65, ’70MAT
Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest
Oregon State University Press, $18.95

Brian Conn ’98
The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season
University of Alabama Press, $19.95

Garin Cycholl ’89MDiv
Hostile Witness
Blazevox Books, $15

Leo Damrosch ’63
Tocqueville's Discovery of America
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27

James C. Duffus ’49
The Old Bank: The Rochester Savings Bank and Its Presidents and Trustees From 1831 to 1983
RIT Press, $19.95

Charles R. Epp ’83
Making Rights Real: Activists, Bureaucrats, and the Creation of the Legalistic State Press, $72

Joseph Gibson ’83, ’87JD
Persuading Congress: A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill
TheCapitol.Net, $27

Julia Glass ’78
The Widower's Tale: A Novel
Random House, $25.95

Joy Gordon ’93PhD
Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions
Harvard University Press, $39.95

Matthew N. Green ’04PhD
The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership
Yale University Press, $30

Ben Greenman ’90
What He's Poised To Do: Stories 
HarperCollins, $13.99

Irene Finel-Honigman '73PhD
A Cultural History of Finance
Routledge, $110

Philip Avery Johnson ’63
Introduction to Internet Protocols: Their Architecture, Their Protocols, and Their Features 
Iuniverse, $9.95

Gilbert M. Joseph ’78PhD, Farnam Professor of History & International Studies, editor
Peripheral Visions: Politics, Society, and the Challenges of Modernity in Yucatan 
University Alabama Press, $25

Jessica Francis Kane ’93
The Report: A Novel
Graywolf Press, $15

Joshua Kendall ’81
The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture
Penguin Group, $26.95

Ian Shapiro ’83PhD, ’87JD, Sterling Professor of Political Science
Alexander S. Kirshner ’99, ’07MA, ’07MPhil
Susan C. Stokes, John S. Saden Professor of Political Science
Elisabeth Jean Wood, Professor of Political Science; editors

Political Representation 
Cambridge University Press, $75

Lee Kravitz ’75
Unfinished Business: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things
Bloomsbury USA, $25

Charles B. Lansing ’04PhD
From Nazism to Communism: German Schoolteachers Under Two Dictatorships
Harvard University Press, $49.95

Ellen Leopold ’71MArch
Under the Radar: Cancer and the Cold War
Rutgers University Press, $25

Joanne S. Lessner ’87
Pandora's Bottle: A Novel
Flint Mine Press, $13.99

David Lummis ’82
The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans: Part 1
River House Publishing, $14.95

G. Jeffrey MacDonald ’00MDiv
Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul 
Basic Books, $25.95

James G. March ’53PhD
The Ambiguities of Experience
Cornell University Press, $21.95

Marisa Matarazzo ’99
Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums
Soft Skull Press, $14.95

Wendy Moffat ’81MPhil, ’85PhD
A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $32.50

Abigail Pogrebin ’87
One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to be Singular
Random House, $26.95

Deborah L. Rhode ’77JD
The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law
Oxford University Press, $24.95

Frances Rosenbluth, Damon Wells Professor of Political Science
Women, Work, and Politics: The Comparative Political Economy of Gender Inequality
Yale University Press, $35

Aidan Donnelley Rowley ’00
Life After Yes: A Novel
HarperCollins, $14.99

Jennifer Prah Ruger, Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health
Health and Social Justice
Oxford University Press, $74

Peggy Samuels ’81
Deep Skin: Elizabeth Bishop and Visual Art
Cornell University Press, $39.95

Haun Saussy ’90PhD, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature, editor
Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader
University of California Press, $60

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye ’98PhD
Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration
Yale University Press, $40

Dennis Shasha ’77, editor
Iraq's Last Jews: Stories of Daily Life, Upheaval, and Escape from Modern Babylon
Palgrave Macmillan, $85

Bahira Sherif-Trask ’81
Globalization and Families: Accelerated Systemic Social Change
Springer New York, $129

Hampton Sides ’84
Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Doubleday, $28.95

David H. Smith ’64BDiv, Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, editor
Religious Giving: For Love of God
Indiana University Press, $65

John Smolenski ’95
Friends and Strangers: The Making of a Creole Culture in Colonial Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Press, $45

Judith Stein ’68PhD
Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies
Yale University Press, $32.50

Robert Burns Stepto, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and English
A Home Elsewhere: African American Classics in the Age of Obama
Harvard University Press, $22.95

Steve J. Stern ’76MPhil, ’79PhD
Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989–2006
Duke University Press, $99.95

Matt Stewart ’01
The French Revolution: A Novel
Soft Skull Press, $15.95

Daniel Tobey ’03JD
The Faculty Club: A Thriller
Atria Books, $25

Angus Trumble, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art
The Finger: A Handbook
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28

Monique Truong ’90BA
Bitter in the Mouth: A Novel
Random House, $25

Khristaan D. Villela ’90 and Mary Ellen Miller ’81PhD, editors
The Aztec Calendar Stone
Getty Research Institute, $49

Cynthia Wachtell ’90MA
War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861–1914
Louisiana State University Press, $35

Edward J. Watts ’02PhD
Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities
University of California Press, $55

Geoffrey Wawro ’92PhD
Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East
Penguin, $37.95

Christopher S. Wood, Professor, History of Art
Anachronic Renaissance
MIT Press, $39.95



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