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Books by Yale authors

The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs
Charles D. Ellis ’59
Penguin Press, $37.95

Goldman Sachs is in the news constantly in these days of financial crisis. This history by former Yale Corporation fellow Charles D. Ellis, who consulted for the firm for more than 30 years, provides an insider's view of the personalities and practices that made Goldman Sachs successful -- and may have contributed to its surviving the disaster that brought down most of its peers. Though the book was all but finished before the subprime crisis, it is particularly relevant now as a look at the culture that shaped Henry Paulson and many others running the U.S. recovery attempts.


The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall ’85
W. W. Norton, $24.95

"Britain is an impossible subject, as impossible to grasp as quicksilver, and God knows, people have tried," writes Sarah Lyall, an expat American journalist who came to England on assignment, married a Brit, and stayed in London to raise a family. The field guide is Lyall's smashing attempt to understand her adopted and occasionally impenetrable country.


September Songs: The Good News about Marriage in the Later Years
Maggie Scarf, Visiting Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center
Riverhead Books/Penguin, $24.95

"In the course of the twentieth century, something akin to a miracle has occurred: . . . 30 years of life have been added to the normal human life expectancy," writes Scarf. This means that couples are increasingly likely to grow old together. But very little research has been done on how well these relationships are faring. In a fascinating book, Scarf talks to scientists and long-term couples alike and comes away optimistic about the states of these unions: not "unequivocally glorious," but "pretty darn good."


A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
Donald Worster ’71PhD
Oxford University Press, $34.95

Writer, naturalist, and Sierra Club founder John Muir was "the greatest forerunner of modern environmentalism," says historian Worster. He traces Muir's path from Scotland to Wisconsin to California, where Muir camped in the Yosemite Valley with President Theodore Roosevelt and, "talk[ing] long into the night about glaciers, sequoias, and conservation," persuaded him to ask Congress to create Yosemite National Park.


Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
Garry Wills ’61PhD
Viking/Penguin, $23.95

Satirist Martial skewered the pompous of Rome in the late first century CE with such couplets as "How can the slippery son of a bitch, / With all his vices, not be rich?" In this earthy and definitely not-for-high-school-Latin-class translation, historian Wills introduces "Rome's gossip columnist" and offers a generous collection, gleaned from Martial's 14 books of epigrams, of some of the greatest hits in the art of ridicule.


The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction
Max Page ’88
Yale University Press, $37.50

From the early nineteenth century on, "it seems that every generation has had its own reasons for destroying New York," writes architectural historian Page. In this richly illustrated account of make-believe mayhem, he surveys the city's annihilation by an eye-popping variety of imaginary destructive forces: earthquake, fire, flood, meteors, missiles, atomic bombs, climate change, and large apes, to name a few. He also explores why we delight in fictional civic destruction.


More books by Yale authors

Thomas G. Andrews 1994
Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War
Harvard University Press, $29.95


Willis Barnstone 1960PhD
The Poems of Mao Zedong
University of California Press, $24.95


Alex Beam 1975
A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
PublicAffairs, $24.95

Jayna Brown 2001PhD
Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern
Duke University Press, $23.95

Reid Buckley 1983BS, 1989MPPM
An American Family: The Buckleys
Simon and Schuster, $28.00

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, the Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
New York University Press, $24.00

Ethan Chorin 1991
Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story
Saqi Press, $19.95

John Demos, the Samuel Knight Professor of History
The Enemy Within: Two Thousand Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World
Viking/Penguin, $25.95

Judith Dupre, the Dominique de Menil Scholar, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale Divinity School
Skyscraper: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings
Black Dog and Leventhal, $24.95

John R. Ehrenfeld, Senior Research Scholar, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture
Yale University Press, $28.00

Lori Anne Ferrell 1986BLS, 1991PhD
The Bible and the People
Yale University Press, $32.50

Darwin Gillett 1965
Noble Enterprise: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits
Cosimo Books, $15.95

Jacob S. Hacker 2000PhD, editor
Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System -- and How to Heal It
Columbia University Press, $15.00

Philip Hamburger 1982JD
Law and Judicial Duty
Harvard University Press, $49.95

William Hanson, MD, 1977
The Edge of Medicine: The Technology That Will Change Our Lives
Palgrave/Macmillan, $24.95

Olivia Holmes 1980
Dante's Two Beloveds: Ethics and Erotics in the Divine Comedy
Yale University Press, $60.00

Karl Jacoby 1997PhD
Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History
Penguin Press, $29.95

Jane Kamensky 1985, 1993PhD, and Jill Lepore 1995PhD
Blindspot: A Novel by a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise
Spiegel and Grau/Random House, $24.95

C. Brian Kelly 1957 and Ingrid Smyer-Kelly
Best Little Stories from the Life and Times of Winston Churchill
Cumberland House Publishing, $16.95

Sam Macdonald 1995
The Urban Hermit: A Memoir
St. Martin's Press, $24.95

David R. Mayhew, the Sterling Professor of Political Science 
Parties and Policies: How the American Government Works
Yale University Press, $25.00

Maria Rosa Menocal, the Sterling Professor of Humanities, and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center; Jerrilyn D. Dodds; and Abigail Krasner Balbale
The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of the Castilian Culture
Yale University Press, $40.00

Eric Metaxas 1984 and Nancy Tillman, illustrator
It's Time to Sleep, My Love
Feiwel and Friends, $16.95

Edward F. Mickolus 1981PhD
Terrorism 2005-2007: A Chronology
Praeger Security International, $150.00

Clyde A. Milner II 1979PhD and Carol A. O'Connor 1976PhD
As Big As the West: The Pioneer Life of Granville Stuart
Oxford University Press, $34.95

Tracy Myers
Deborah Berke [Professor of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture]
Yale University Press, $65.00

Karen Ngo 1993, writer and photographer
InDognito: A Book of Canines in Costume
Little, Brown, $19.99

James J. O'Donnell 1975PhD
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History
Ecco/HarperCollins, $35.00

Lois Presser 1994MBA
Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men
University of Illinois Press, $25.00

Frank Prochaska, Senior Research Scholar, Department of History
The Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy
Yale University Press, $40.00

Tricia Rose 1984
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop -- and Why It Matters
Basic Civitas, $15.95

Marina Rustow 1990
Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate
Cornell University Press, $55.00

Stephen Sandy 1955
Netsuke Days: Poems
Shires Press, $11.95

Jim Sciutto 1992
Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World
Harmony Books/Crown/Random House, $24.95

Charles Seife 1995MS
Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
Viking, $25.95

Lewis D. Solomon 1966LLB and Janet Stern Solomon
Bratproofing Your Children: How to Raise Socially and Financially Responsible Kids
Barricade Books, $15.95

Robert Stilling 1999 and Jessica R. Feldman, editors 
What Should I Read Next? Seventy University of Virginia Professors Recommend Readings in History, Politics, Literature, Math, Science, Technology, The Arts, and More
University of Virginia Press, $17.95

Rachel Toor 1984
Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running
University of Nebraska Press, $24.95

Robert L. Tsai 1997JD
Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture
Yale University Press, $45.00

Rosanna Warren 1976
Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry
W. W. Norton, $27.95

Lily Whiteman 1988MEM, 1990MPH
How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!
Amacom Books, $24.95

Robin G. Wilder and Jackson R. Bryer, editors
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder [Class of 1920]
HarperCollins, $39.95


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