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Staff Holiday Picks: From the Director

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

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Staff Holiday Picks: Best In-House

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

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For the Child at Heart

My gracious said Orlando isn’t it lovely the wind in the trees. You mean the green trees said Olga, oh yes said Only the wind in the green trees. You mean said Owen the blue sky and the wind in the green trees. Oh yes said Orlando my gracious isn’t

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For the Dangerous Artist, and His Admirers

When it comes to the artistic Icons of America, Jackson Pollock might not always first come to mind, though asking who else might be is an equally difficult question.  Norman Rockwell’s art offers the quintessential vision of ideal families, and those of the Hudson River School paint the American landscape.

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Staff Holiday Picks: Visual Gifts of the Season

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

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Nigel Warburton on René Descartes

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

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Aileen Ribeiro on Facing Beauty

Spanning four centuries of fashion and art history, Aileen Ribeiro’s Facing Beauty: Painted Women and Cosmetic Art, illuminates shifting perceptions of female beauty through works of art and the evolution of cosmetics. This new book explores everyday perceptions of beauty in the Western world and the ways in which women utilized

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Staff Holiday Picks: Indie Comics and Graphic Novels

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.  

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Staff Holiday Picks: Haiku Gifts

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

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Impossible Outfit: Office Holiday Party Edition

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

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