W. W. Norton and Affiliates Fall 2015 Combined

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    Joy Ride Hardcover John Lahr 9780393246407 $35.95 DRAMA Oct 22, 2015
    Joy Ride throws open the stage door and introduces readers to such makers of contemporary drama as Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Mike Nichols, and August Wilson. Lahr takes us to the cabin in the woods that Arthur Miller built in order to write Death of a Salesman; we walk with August Wilson through the Pittsburgh ghetto where we encounter the inspiration for his great cycle; we sit with Ingmar Bergman at the Kunglinga Theatre in Stockholm, where he attended his first play; we visit with Har... + Read More
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    The Norton Shakespeare Third Edition Hardcover Stephen Greenblatt 9780393249835 $114.00 DRAMA Oct 27, 2015
    The best-selling complete Shakespeare in a groundbreaking new print—and digital—edition.     The Norton Shakespeare has been acclaimed worldwide for its vibrant introductions, first among them Stephen Greenblatt’s general introduction, a richly textured portrait of Shakespeare’s work and world. This Third Edition introduces a meticulouslyedited new text created by an expert international team of textual editors, a new introduction to the theater of Shakespeare’s time, new performance notes, and hundreds of fine-tuned glosses that aid readers’ u... + Read More
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    The Conquering Tide Hardcover Ian W Toll 9780393080643 $42.00 HISTORY Oct 13, 2015
    This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often over... + Read More
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    Quixote Hardcover Ilan Stavans 9780393083026 $32.00 LITERARY CRITICISM Oct 20, 2015
    A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world.     The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha—an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable. Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into “a knight in skirts.” Freud studied Quixote’s psyche. Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and Orson Welles. The novel has spawned ballets and o... + Read More
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    The Scribe Hardcover Matthew Guinn 9780393239294 $30.95 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    After leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city on the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International Cotton Exposition to partner with Atlanta's first African American police officer, Cyrus Underwood. The case they're assigned is chilling: a serial murderer who seems to be violently targeting Atlanta's wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer's method is both strange and unusually gruesome. On each victim's mutilated body is inscribed a letter of the alphabet, beginning with "M." The oligarchy of ... + Read More
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    A Double Sorrow A Version of Troilus and Criseyde Hardcover Lavinia Greenlaw 9780393247329 $35.95 POETRY Sep 22, 2015
    The captivating love story of ill-fated Troilus and Criseyde, first popularized by Chaucer’s poem in the 1380s, is one of the most enduring stories of the English language. In A Double Sorrow, award-winning poet Lavinia Greenlaw breathes fresh life into the medieval tale through a series of seven-line stanzas, which mimic the form of Chaucer’s original poem. Set during the siege of Troy, A Double Sorrow is the story of the Trojan hero Troilus and his beloved Criseyde, whose traitorous father defects to the Greeks and persuades them to ask for h... + Read More
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    What Philosophy Can Do Hardcover Gary Gutting 9780393242270 $33.95 PHILOSOPHY Sep 15, 2015
    A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates.     Why are today’s political debates so polarized? Why does scientific research on happiness not make us happier? Are there convincing reasons to believe—or not believe—in God? In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting leaves the ivory tower to tackle difficult questions in everyday life and shows how philosophy can be used as a method for interrogating our world—and one another.     In each chapter, Gutting takes up one of the most powerful— and di... + Read More
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    The Food Lab Better Home Cooking Through Science Hardcover J. Kenji Lopez-Alt 9780393081084 $65.95 COOKING Oct 20, 2015
    Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved ... + Read More
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    Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings Poems Hardcover Joy Harjo 9780393248500 $32.00 POETRY Sep 29, 2015
    In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at... + Read More
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    Fear and Clothing Unbuckling American Fashion Hardcover Cintra Wilson 9780393081893 $33.95 DESIGN Oct 13, 2015
    Former New York Times columnist Cintra Wilson treks around America todecode the deeper meanings of this country’s regional fashion statements.Cintra Wilson takes her celebrated eye for style on the road, traveling around the “belt regions” of the United States: the Cotton, Rust, Bible, Sun, Frost, Corn, and Gun Belts. She tackles the fashion choices of scantily clad clubgoers on South Beach, unpacks the altogether impractical clothing choices at the Sundance Festival in Utah, and digs beneath the sartorial armor of politicians and their wives i... + Read More
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    Soul Machine The Invention of the Modern Mind Hardcover George Makari 9780393059656 $50.95 PSYCHOLOGY Oct 27, 2015
    Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. Fr... + Read More
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    South Toward Home Travels in Southern Literature Hardcover Margaret Eby 9780393241112 $30.95 LITERARY CRITICISM Sep 03, 2015
    A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature.     As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O’Connor, Harry Crews) and beyond, Eby—herself a Southerner—travels through the Deep South to the places that famous Southern authors lived in and wrote abou... + Read More
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    Economics Rules The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science Hardcover Dani Rodrik 9780393246414 $35.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 27, 2015
    A leading economist trains a lens on his own discipline to uncover when it fails and when it works.In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economic science seems anything but. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within the science, renders a surprisingly upbeat judgment on economics. Sifting through the failings of the discipline, he homes in onits greatest strength: its many—and often contradictory—explanatory frameworks.Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a... + Read More
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    Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Stories Hardcover Bonnie Jo Campbell 9780393248456 $33.95 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    From the National Book Award finalist and author of Once Upon a River comes a dazzling story collection featuring ferocious mothers and scrappy daughters.The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters love and betray one another; their richly fraught relationships can act as anchors, lifelines, or deadly poison. Bonnie Jo Campbell’s working-class protagonists are at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny, and they are always getting into or out of trouble. In “My Dog Roscoe,” a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her d... + Read More
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    The Courage to Act A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath Hardcover Ben S Bernanke 9780393247213 $45.00 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Oct 06, 2015
    In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington’s halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate. The bursting of a housing bubble in 2007 exposed the hidden vulnerabilities of the global financial system, bringing it to the brink of meltdown. From the implosion of the investment bank Bear Stearns to the unprecedented bailout of insurance giant AIG, efforts to arrest the... + Read More
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    Insomnia Poems Hardcover Linda Pastan 9780393247183 $33.95 POETRY Oct 27, 2015
    These poems chart the journeys of sleepless nights when whole lifetimes seem to pass with their stories: loves lost and gained; children and seasons in their phases; and the world beyond, both threatening and enriching life. The time before sleep acts as an invitation to reflect on the world's quieter movements—from gardens heavy after a first storm to the moon slipping into darkness in an eclipse—as well as on the subtle but relentless passage of time. Insomnia embodies Linda Pastan's graceful and iconic voice, both lucid and haunting.
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    Then Comes Marriage United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA Hardcover Roberta Kaplan 9780393248678 $35.95 LAW Oct 27, 2015
    Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had been together as a couple, in sickness and in health, for more than forty years—enduring society’s homophobia as well as Spyer’s near total paralysis from multiple sclerosis. Although the couple was finally able to marry, when Spyer died the federal government refused to recognize their marriage, forcing Windsor to pay a huge estate tax bill. In this gripping, definiti... + Read More
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    The Annotated Alice The 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Hardcover Lewis Carroll 9780393245431 $50.95 FICTION Oct 06, 2015
    Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland comes this richly illustrated and expanded collector’s edition of Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice.     First appearing in 1960, The Annotated Alice became an instant classic by, among other things, decoding the wordplay and mathematical riddles embedded within Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece. As a result, Martin Gardner’s groundbreaking work went on to sell over a million copies, establishing the modest math genius as one of our foremost Carroll scholars. Now, on the sesquic... + Read More
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    Eating Words A Norton Anthology of Food Writing Hardcover Sandra M Gilbert 9780393239843 $45.00 COOKING Oct 27, 2015
    Edited by influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning restaurant critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume. Beginning with the taboos of the Old Testament and the tastes of ancient Rome, and including travel essays, polemics, memoirs, and poems, the book is divided into sections such as “Food Writing Through History,” “At the Family Hearth,” “Hunger Games: The Delight and Dread of Eating,” “Kitchen Practices... + Read More
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    Revolution Mapping The Road To American Independence, 1755 To 1783 Hardcover Richard H Brown 9780393060324 $97.00 HISTORY Oct 27, 2015
    Historians of the Revolutionary War in America have been fortunate in their resources: few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the unfolding of events that ultimately defined the United States. When warfare erupted between Britain and her colonists in 1775, maps provided graphic news about military matters. A number of the best examples are reproduced here, including some from the perso... + Read More
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    The Song Machine Inside the Hit Factory Hardcover John Seabrook 9780393241921 $34.95 MUSIC Oct 30, 2015
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    These United States A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present Hardcover Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore 9780393239522 $50.95 HISTORY Oct 27, 2015
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    Beethoven's Symphonies An Artistic Vision Hardcover Lewis Lockwood 9780393076448 $38.95 MUSIC Oct 27, 2015
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    The Blue Touch Paper A Memoir Hardcover David Hare 9780393249187 $36.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 20, 2015
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    Saving Gotham A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives Hardcover Tom Farley M.D. 9780393071245 $35.95 MEDICAL Oct 20, 2015
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    CRACK99 The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate Hardcover David Locke Hall 9780393249545 $34.95 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Oct 20, 2015
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    Lady Byron and Her Daughters Hardcover Julia Markus 9780393082685 $37.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 20, 2015
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    Mastering Sauces The Home Cook's Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors Hardcover Susan Volland 9780393241853 $50.95 COOKING Oct 27, 2015
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    Alone on the Wall Hardcover Alex Honnold 9780393247626 $34.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 10, 2015
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    The Annotated Little Women Hardcover Louisa May Alcott 9780393072198 $50.95 FICTION Nov 03, 2015
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    The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health Hardcover David R Montgomery 9780393244403 $34.95 SCIENCE Nov 17, 2015
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    Why Therapy Works Using Our Minds to Change Our Brains Hardcover Louis Cozolino 9780393709056 $30.95 SELF-HELP Nov 10, 2015
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    Killing a King The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel Hardcover Dan Ephron 9780393242096 $35.95 HISTORY Nov 03, 2015
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    The War on Alcohol Prohibition and the Rise of the American State Hardcover Lisa Mcgirr 9780393066951 $35.95 HISTORY Dec 01, 2015
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    Knitting Pearls Writers Writing About Knitting Hardcover Ann Hood 9780393246087 $33.95 CRAFTS & HOBBIES Nov 10, 2015
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    The Throwback Special A Novel Hardcover Chris Bachelder 9780393249460 $33.95 FICTION Mar 29, 2016
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    Cast of Characters Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and the Golden Age of the New Yorker Hardcover Thomas Vinciguerra 9780393240030 $35.95 LITERARY CRITICISM Nov 10, 2015
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    The Well-Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Hardcover Susan Wise Bauer 9780393080964 $45.00 EDUCATION Dec 01, 2015
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    The Art of Grace On Moving Well Through Life Hardcover Sarah L Kaufman 9780393243956 $32.95 SELF-HELP Nov 17, 2015
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    To the Secretary Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect Hardcover Mary Thompson-Jones 9780393246582 $35.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Jul 19, 2016

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