"Ghermandi's patient, rhapsodic compilation reflects Mahlet's own struggle with her identity as an Ethiopian and, when she relocates to Italy for her education, as a foreigner . . . This singular coming-of-age story defined by political upheaval and ancestral secrets introduces a sensitive, perceptive storyteller on the brink of womanhood." —Kirkus Reviews
"With interest, energy, and a tinge of nostalgia, Paoletti explores the unsettling of gender roles and identity in the late 1960s and ’70s caused by the sexual revolution and the fight for equal rights through the popular but short-lived trend in unisex clothing for men, women, and kids." —Publishers Weekly
"Clayton’s concise biography of this controversial figure successfully demonstrates that Weygand was a loyal and consistent supporter of the Republican system, not the closeted Rightist of many general works. . . . Weygand’s career reflects a fundamental fault line of mutual suspicion between right and left dating to the French Revolution. . . . Clayton understands the dynamics of the 20th-century French army as well as any scholar writing in English." —Dennis Showalter, Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II
"New Harmony reflects Jane Owen’s unique ability to combine contemplation with action, making the town an eternal altar that cherishes the past and looks toward the future." —Meryl Streep
"Owen's memoir is poetically told and is a powerful testament by an extraordinary woman who had a higher purpose. For her, sculpture was a prayer that could awaken the soul." —Don Gummer, sculptor
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway was an important part of the commercial life of the upper Midwest during the age of railways. Don L. Hofsommer uses the BC&N as the vehicle for his investigation of the birth, evolution, and disappearance of an important regional carrier, offering an inside look at the struggles of a small railway to stay relevant while railroad empires were being built.
“[A] thoughtful, illuminating new study of Heschel’s thought. . . . It is one of the many virtues of Shai Held’s book that it helps us to place Heschel alongside not only Kaplan but Halevi, Horovitz, and Rav Nahman—as well as the Psalmist." —Jewish Review of Books
"A valuable work of sociological research in a highly topical area of great relevance. By embracing a de-essentializing perspective, Jikeli helps the reader to understand the phenomenon in its full scope and makes it a useful tool for policy makers, educators, religious scholars, social workers, and sociologists." —Alejandro Baer, University of Minnesota
"Well researched, gracefully written, and cogently argued. . . . A major contribution to our understanding of the dilemmas and challenges faced by Czechoslovak Jewry in the interwar period." —Michael Miller, Central European University
"Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives . . . spells out the state-of-the art in the use of new technology in mapping and geo-registration and its ramifications for history, geography, social sciences, cultural studies, environment research, and the humanities. The articles are filled with suggestions and viewpoints that are stimulating [and] the questions raised numerous and complex." —Lewis Lancaster, University of California Berkeley
Winner, 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award
"If film is a portal to empire as Ruth Ben-Ghiat claims and so beautifully demonstrates, then her book is that and much more . . . Ben-Ghiat unsettles what we think we know about Italian cinema and its racial inscriptions, and not least about the fantasies of mobility and force of restriction that shaped fascist violence and visions of empire." —Ann Laura Stoler, author of Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule
"Jerome Veith is unique in presenting a performative analysis of how Gadamer appropriated the historical effect of three philosophers who were central to his thinking: Heidegger, Hegel, and Kant." —Lawrence K. Schmidt, author of Understanding Hermeneutics
Volume 35 of Heidegger’s Complete Works comprises a lecture course given at the University of Freiburg in 1932, five years after the publication of Being and Time. During this period, Heidegger was at the height of his creative powers, which are on full display in this clear and imaginative text.
"An outstanding collection about an important topic that is approached through a series of insightful, interdisciplinary chapters. . . . An impressive work." —Stephen M. Norris, author of Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism
"What is Fiction For? offers a grand, and successful, rethinking of an entire discipline and the conceits, questions, and cares that animate it. It will be the first book that shows literary theorists and philosophers how to divorce, once and for all, a defense of humanism from a retreat to Enlightenment and Romantic exaggerations about the human and its place in the world." —John Gibson, University of Louisville