December news and new books

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News and Notes / Praise and Reviews

Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon by Janneken Smucker was featured in The New York Times 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active by Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s 2013 top guides to life after 50.

Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts  edited by Rebecca Chopp, Susan Frost, and Daniel H. Weiss was featured in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer  and the editors were interviewed on WHYY’s Radio Times.

Hot off the Press

Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry Rediscover nineteenth-century American children’s poetry with stunning period illustrations.

Living Safely, Aging Well: A Guide to Preventing Injuries at Home Nationally recognized safety expert Dorothy A. Drago spells out how to prevent injury while cooking, gardening, sleeping, driving—and just walking around the house.

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes Famed translator David Slavitt lends his distinctly contemporary voice to four lesser-known plays of Sophocles.

From Little London to Little Bengal: Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India, 1793–1835 How literary and religious traffic between Bengal and Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries impelled a complex and contested cosmopolitan imperial culture.

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations Arturo C. Sotomayor investigates how United Nations peacekeeping missions affect military organizations and civil-military relations as countries transition to a more democratic system.

New in Paperback!

Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream “Only a few of the many books on film noir are essential. This is one of them… A smart, clearly written book.”—Choice

The Soul in the Brain: The Cerebral Basis of Language, Art, and Belief “This book exists… to explain matters of the heart using our knowledge of the mind… A host of professional students, clinicians, educators, and other well-read individuals will find this worthy of a close and careful read.”-Mark H. Fleisher, JAMA

The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges for Higher Education Leaders James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with college and university presidents, provosts, and trustees to devise best practices that establish sustainable policies and programs in the major areas of institutional operations.

The Overflowing of Friendship: Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic “A sophisticated analysis of sources that have long confused historians. Offering a thoughtful window onto the world of early American men, it demonstrates that sympathy and affection were important qualities for the founding fathers.”—John Gilbert McCurdy, New England Quarterly

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