Demetrius Sacker of Cities
ISBN: HB: 9780300259070, Yale University Press, February 2023
224 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 1 map
A portrait of one of the ancient world's first political celebrities, who veered from failure to success and back again. The life of Demetrius (337-283 BCE) serves as a through-line to the forty years following the death of Alexander (323-282 BCE),...
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Arthur Miller American Witness
ISBN: HB: 9780300234923, Yale University Press, January 2023
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A great theater critic brings twentieth-century playwright Arthur Miller's dramatic story to life with bold and revealing new insights. Distinguished theater critic John Lahr brings unique perspective to the life of Arthur Miller (1915-2005), the p...
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Sidney Reilly Master Spy
ISBN: HB: 9780300248265, Yale University Press, January 2023
208 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A revealing biography of Sidney Reilly, the early twentieth-century virtuoso of espionage. Sidney Reilly (c. 1873-1925) is one of the most colorful and best-known spies of the twentieth century. Emerging from humble beginnings in southern Russia, Re...
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Cleopatra Her History, Her Myth
ISBN: HB: 9780300256673, Yale University Press, November 2022
208 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 1 map
A feminist reinterpretation of the myths surrounding Cleopatra casts new light on the Egyptian queen and her legacy. The siren passionately in love with Mark Antony, the seductress who allegedly rolled out of a carpet she had herself smuggled in to...
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Crassus The First Tycoon
ISBN: HB: 9780300256604, Yale University Press, October 2022
184 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 1 map
The story of Rome's richest man, who died a humiliating desert death in search of military glory. Marcus Licinius Crassus (115-53 BCE) was a modern man in an ancient world, a pioneer disrupter of finance and politics, and the richest man of the last...
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Stalin's Library A Dictator and his Books
ISBN: HB: 9780300179040, Yale University Press, October 2022
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 14 black&white illus.
A compelling intellectual biography of Stalin told through his personal library. In this engaging life of the twentieth century's most self-consciously learned dictator, Geoffrey Roberts explores the books Stalin read, how he read them, and what th...
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Morozov The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection
ISBN: PB: 9780300267037, ISBN: HB: 9780300249828, Yale University Press, September 2022
288 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 29 colour illus., 27 black&white illus.
A wealthy Moscow textile merchant, Morozov started buying art in a modest way in 1900 until, on a trip to Paris, he developed a taste for the avant-garde. Meticulous and highly discerning, he acquired works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Cezann...
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Making of Oliver Cromwell
ISBN: PB: 9780300266443, ISBN: HB: 9780300257458, Yale University Press, August 2022
432 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 20 colour illus., 10 maps
Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) – the only English commoner to become the overall head of state – is one of the great figures of history, but his character was very complex. He was at once courageous and devout, devious and self-serving; as a parliamenta...
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Adventurer The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova
ISBN: HB: 9780300248289, Yale University Press, July 2022
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 34 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
A fast-paced narrative about the world-famous libertine Giacomo Casanova, from celebrated biographer Leo Damrosch. Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was a storied adventurer through the Enlightenment's shadowy underside. Known as a serial seducer, he wa...
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Notes on the State of Virginia An Annotated Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780300226874, Yale University Press, June 2022
408 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
The first edition of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia to be based on both the 1785 first edition and the original manuscript. Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia" has been called the most important book written in Am...
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