John Donatich— This year I loved reading books that couldn’t help but get tangled in the web of presidential politics. Mickey Edwards was both prophetic and prescriptive in The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, carefully reviewing the symptoms of a political system effectively
A year-end roundup of books from staff members all around Yale University Press! Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico, by Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch This is the perfect book to take with you when you head to the seashore or to give to
Michelle Komie, Senior Editor, Art & Architecture, shares her gift-giving list of stunning visual books for the holidays. Michelle Komie— Sometimes I’m inspired by the recipient, but usually I fall in love with a book and want to find the best possible home for it. This year, my holiday list
An excerpt from Nigel Warburton’s A Little History of Philosophy, a lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy, bringing the ideas of the world’s greatest thinkers into focus. from Socrates’ questions about reality to Peter Singer’s thinking on the moral status of animals in our own times. Nigel Warburton— You
Seven Perfect Gifts for the Lover of Indie Comics & Graphic Novels For several years, Yale University Press has been building a distinguished list of books about comic art and “art comics” of various kinds. Here are a few favorites especially suited for gift-giving to lovers of indie comics.
Five Holiday Haikus from Jenya Weinreb, Managing Editor My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, edited by Sarah Greenough Two art-world giants They write about everything It’s a love story The Anthology of Rap, edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois From Sugarhill Gang To
Dear Paper Doll, My office holiday party is this week, and I would like to wear something that is festive and work-appropriate. I love Christmas so I’d like to show some holiday spirit, but tastefully (no reindeer antlers, please). The party is being held at an upscale cocktail bar, to