November news and new books

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News and Notes / Praise and Reviews

The New York Review of Books 50th Anniversary Issue featured a published excerpt from volume 2 of The Online Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot

Midday with Dan Rodricks hosted Robert C. Post, author of  Who Owns America’s Past: The Smithsonian and the Problem of History.

Hot off the Press

Anxiety: A Short History Horwitz narrates how anxiety has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages—from Hippocrates, through Freud, to today.

Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon “Readers may take this up for the pictures alone: they are sumptuous. . . Smucker. . . a fifth-generation Mennonite quilter, is also a bold and precise historian.” — Publishers Weekly

Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War Documents the disturbing history of four pacifists imprisoned for their refusal to serve during World War I.

A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active A comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective.

The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society How our thirst for more and larger houses is undermining society and what we can do about it.

Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs  The first study of how the gap year can make young people more effective students and better citizens.

National Security through a Cockeyed Lens: How Cognitive Bias Impacts U.S. Foreign Policy Yetiv illuminates some of the key pitfalls in our leaders’ decision-making processes and some of the mental errors we make in perceiving ourselves and the world.

Literature in the Ashes of History Caruth juxtaposes the writings of psychoanalysts, literary and political theorists, and literary authors who write in a century faced by a new kind of history.

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