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Art in Chicago

A His­tory from the Fire to Now Edited by Mag­gie Taft and Robert Coz­zolino “Art in Chicago is the first book to fol­low the flow of Chicago art from the nine­teenth cen­tury to the present, and it is rev­e­la­tory . . . . Chicago art is vi­brant, edgy, fan­tas­ti­cal, and provoca­tive, qual­i­ties vividly re­flected in this vi­tal, gor­geously pro­duced, and en­light­en­ing his­tory.”—Book­list, starred re­view Cloth $65.00

A His­tory of

Amer­ica in 100 Maps

Su­san Schul­ten Au­da­cious in scope and charm­ing in ex­e­cu­tion, this col­lec­tion of one hun­dred full-color maps of­fers an imag­i­na­tive and vis­ually en­gag­ing tour of Amer­i­can his­tory. “[There are] sev­eral fas­ci­nat­ing and rare ex­am­ples in­cluded in A His­tory of Amer­ica

in 100 Maps. Any one may make read­ers re­think what they know about how the na­tion came to be.”—Wall Street Jour­nal Cloth $35.00

The Writer’s Map

An At­las of Imag­i­nary Lands Edited by Huw Lewis-Jones With a Pro­logue by Philip Pull­man “Gor­geously de­signed . . . . This de­light­ful, en­gross­ing ex­plo­ration is for ev­ery reader who’s ever ad­mired a book or a map, let alone both.”—Shelf Aware­ness Cloth $45.00

Be­yond Weird

Why Ev­ery­thing You Thought You Knew about Quan­tum Physics Is Dif­fer­ent Philip Ball “Ball’s gor­geously lu­cid text takes us to the edge of con­tem­po­rary the­o­riz­ing about the foun­da­tions of quan­tum me­chan­ics. Be­yond Weird is eas­ily the best book I’ve read on the sub­ject.”—Wash­ing­ton Post Cloth $26.00

Ghosts in the School­yard

Racism and School Clos­ings on Chicago’s South Side Eve L. Ewing “An im­por­tant ad­di­tion to any con­ver­sa­tion about the fu­ture of pub­lic schools and those they were de­signed to serve.”—Ta-Ne­hisi Coates “Ewing’s work, a trib­ute to stu­dents, par­ents, teachers, and com­mu­nity mem­bers, is es­sen­tial for gen­eral read­ers con­fronting the is­sues of ‘school choice’ and school fund­ing.” —Pub­lish­ers Weekly Cloth $22.50

The Daily Charles Dick­ens

A Year of Quotes Charles Dick­ens Edited and with a Fore­word by James R. Kin­caid Never Peck­snif­fian or Grad­grindish, this daily dose of Dick­ens crys­tal­lizes the nov­el­ist’s ag­ile hu­mor and his re­formist zeal alike. This is a book to ac­com­pany you through the best of times and the worst of times. Pa­per $16.00

Afghanistan

A His­tory from 1260 to the Present Jonathan L. Lee “An epic achieve­ment: at once a model of clar­ity, ac­cu­racy, and bal­ance and a tes­ta­ment to Lee’s learning and life-long eru­di­tion in Afghan pri­mary sources. Au­thor­i­ta­tive and re­mark­ably com­pre­hen­sive, it de­serves to be­come the stan­dard English-lan­guage his­tory of Afghanistan.” —Wil­liam Dal­rym­ple Cloth $50.00

Di­no­ma­nia

Why We Love, Fear and Are Ut­terly En­chanted by Di­nosaurs Bo­ria Sax “Di­no­ma­nia is an en­ter­tain­ing ad­di­tion to lit­er­a­ture on pop­u­lar sci­ence, pop cul­ture, and pub­lic opin­ion.”—Book­list Cloth $30.00

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