Please consider yourselves warmly invited to take a nice long look at our fall catalog, available to download directly or to browse on Scribd. Therein you’ll find an important new biography of Brigham Young, an ever-so-timely analysis of the European Monetary Union, and a sure-to-be controversial argument about the cultural practice of male homosexuality. You’ll find a dual biography chronicling the lifelong association of two of the most radical political actors America has known, and a recreation of Oscar Wilde’s 1882 lecture tour of the U.S. and Canada. A history of Hezbollah, an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma, and a guide to the most curious of human behaviors. An evolutionary view on women’s biology, the story of Bengali Harlem, and an Alice-in-Wonderland-based inquiry into the nature of art. And much, much more.
Please also take a few minutes for an early look at some of our fall authors describing their books. Here’s Dr. George Vaillant giving a short intro to what he’s learned from the long lives of the men of the Harvard Grant Study. Triumphs of Experience, which follows Vaillant’s classic Adaptation to Life, is due to be published in October.
And here’s Edward N. Luttwak, noted military strategist and historian, explaining why the logical expectation of China’s continued rise to global preeminence actually runs counter to the fundamental laws of strategy. The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy comes on the heels of Luttwak’s last lauded HUP book, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire.
From two senior scholars to two first books. Here’s historian Angus Burgin explaining some of the distinctions between Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, who are often mistakenly construed as representing a unified front of conservative economic thought. Be on the watch for Burgin’s The Great Persuasion: Inventing Free Markets since the Depression.
And finally, here’s Aaron B. O’Connell, author of Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps, explaining why it’s so important that we open a dialogue between military and cultural historians (and also helping us to understand this).
We hope you’ll keep an eye out for these authors and their books, and for whatever else in the fall catalog piques your interest. We’ll have more to show and tell in the months ahead.