World History/Politics/Current Affairs
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity
To date, most conversations about gender and the presidency have focused on the special challenges women presidential candidates face. Katz puts forth the original and highly provocative thesis that in recent decades presidential campaigns have become the center stage of an ongoing national debate about manhood, a kind of quadrennial referendum on what type of man—or one day, woman—embodies not only our ideological beliefs, but our very identity as a nation.
A Cultural History
Bali is unlike anywhere else. Despite the advent of international tourism, this Indonesian island remains an untarnished cultural gem set in an idyllic landscape.
A Cultural Guide
Frankfurt: capital of the book trade, capital of modern social studies, capital of the Eurozone. Today, it rivals Brussels, Berlin, Paris, and London, and yet retains a deeply provincial, down-to-earth identity. While its population is one of the world's most international, its dialect is one of Germany's most impenetrable. For those looking to do more than just change flights or sign a contract, this cultural guide takes a closer look at Frankfurt, exploring and explaining these dichotomies.
World Travel/Cadogan Guides USA
Illustrated Gift Books
History of International Fashion
“Grumbach is a living encyclopedia about French fashion’s creative legacy, and its industrial history… He compiled his experiences and brushes with some of the 20thcentury’s most important fashion figures…"—Miles Socha, European Editor Women’s Wear Daily
Aleppo Cookbook, The
Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
One of the Arab world’s most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to Aleppo's distinctive cuisine in this comprehensive cookbook filled with practical guidance as well as step-by step explanations of over 200 irresistible recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Lamb Stuffed Eggplants, Semolina and Butter pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread.
Recipes from the Middle East & beyond“Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavors distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.” —Bruno Loubet
Soup for Syria
Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity
Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors the world over have come together to help fund food relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees. Each has contributed a recipe to this beautifully illustrated cookbook of delicious soups from around the world. Contributors include:
Mark Bittman, Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, Paula Wolfert, Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden, Greg Malouf, Ana Sortun, Sami Tamimi, Aglaia Kremezi, Carolyn Kumpe, Wendy Rahamut, Joe Barza, Sally Butcher, Troth Wells, Garrett Melkonian, Alexis Couquelet, Fernando Gomez, Jane Hughes, and many others.
Biographies & Memoirs
Painter and poet, immigrant, rebel, global citizen, author of the beloved classic, The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borderstells the inspiring saga of the artist’s life and creative vision. This colorful, richly illustrated biography draws on a lifetime of dedicated, persistent research to bring Gibran’s compelling story into our time.
A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici
This groundbreaking biography of Fakhr ad-Din, Prince of the Druze, is based on the author's vivid new translations of contemporary sources in Arabic and other languages. It brings to life one remarkable man's beliefs and ambitions, uniquely illuminating the elusive interface between Eastern and Western culture.
A novel in verse that tells the story of a romance between an Israeli DJ and a Palestinian rapper, set in 21st-century Israel and Palestine. Through the story of Mosh and Jalilah, Unholyland
encapsulates the personal tragedy of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Set in the popular music culture of modern Palestine, using rap rhythms and the sonnet form, Dun’s new book is verbally accomplished and rhythmically creative, fast-moving and gripping.
Weight of Paradise (The)
A multi-voiced, multi-genre narration, The Weight of Paradise
interweaves the stories of two women and the people who surround them within the fabric of Beirut in the civil war and its immediate aftermath. A love story as well as a story of women’s liberation and political freedom, the novel is also the tale of a city and country torn apart by repression, occupation, and war.
Chinese Love Poetry
The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems.
Poetry of Arab Women, The
A Contemporary Anthology
Winner of the PEN Oakland Literary Award 2002
"Ancient Arab women are sometimes anthologized, but contemporary poets don't get the attention that they deserve and that this ambitious volume begins to give them...out of a cacophony of voices, styles, and visions, deeper understanding of what it means to be an Arab and a poet...this anthology answers a long-felt need, and its arrival should be celebrated."
Language & Reference
A SourcebookThe essential textile and design source book packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Children's Picture Books
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook“Paul Yee draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese culture and history to create and retell these tales. They are full of witches, monkey gods, and magic makers. They unearth the full variety of human nature and experience.”
—from the foreword by Jane Yolen
An Italian Fairy Tale
“Sanderson's elegant, richly descriptive language contributes to a smooth retelling, and her lavish oil paintings are as beautifully handled as the narrative… if you have this book on hand, other versions won't be necessary. A wonderful picture book…”
—Booklist, starred review