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Books by Yale authors

The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror
(Oxford University Press, $27.95)—Beverly Gage '94, assistant professor of history. 

"It was a crash out of a blue sky," wrote a New York City reporter, but the event was not September 11. Rather, it was the September 16, 1920, explosion of a dynamite-filled wagon parked on Wall Street. Gage tells a gripping tale of homegrown terrorism.


Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25)—L. Jon Wertheim '93. 

"Mixed martial arts is not about two reprobates beating each other senseless," argues Sports Illustrated senior writer Wertheim. In a gruesomely fascinating book, he explores the appeal, for fighters and legions of fans alike, of the staggering violence that takes place within the steel cages of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness
(Harvard University Press, $29.95)—Mark S. Micale '87PhD.

Hysteria was originally attributed to a wandering uterus and associated with a raft of "female" symptoms, from paralysis to heart palpitations. Yet males suffer from the same ailments. Micale offers a provocative look at the reasons why the idea of male neurosis was suppressed for so long.


Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (Penguin Press, $27.95)—Martha A. Sandweis '85PhD.

Clarence King, Class of 1862, was an eminent explorer and author. He was also a man with a secret. In order to marry the woman he loved without causing scandal or sacrificing his career, King, who was white, led a double life as a black porter for 13 years. Princeton historian Sandweiss tells the stories of Clarence King/James Todd and his wife, Ada.


More books by Yale authors


Michael Avery 1966, 1970LLB, editor
We Dissent: Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court - Eight Cases that Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
New York University Press, $29.95

Paula Eisenstein Baker 1961MA, and Robert S. Nelson, editors
Leo Zeitlin: Chamber Music
A-R Editions, $250.00

Anne E. Beall 1993PhD
Strategic Market Research: A Guide to Conducting Research That Drives Businesses
iUniverse, $12.95

Richard Bentley 1959
A General Theory of Desire
Patchwork Farms Press, $12.00

Steven Butzel 1993, Linda N. Taggart, and Alison Zaya
The Nashua Experience: A Three-Decade Upgrade, 1978-2008
Jetty House/Peter E. Randall Publishers, $25.00

Lynne Cherry 1988MA, illustrator and co-writer; and Gary Braasch, photographer and co-writer
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
Dawn Publications, $18.95

Jenny Davidson 1999PhD
Breeding: A Partial History of the Eighteenth Century
Columbia University Press, $32.50

Barbara Fuchs 1992, 1992MA
Exotic Nation: Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain
University of Pennsylvania Press, $45.00

Ronald Goldfarb 1960LLM, 1962JSD
In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Disclosure
Yale University Press, $27.50

M. Edwin Green III 1979, 1983MDiv
All You Ever Wanted: A Devotional and Small Group Study on the Fruit of the Spirit
Tate Publishing, $14.99

William W. Grimes 1987
Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism
Cornell University Press, $39.95

John Rogers Haddad 1996MA
The Romance of China: Excursion to China in U.S. Culture, 1776-1876
Columbia University Press, $60.00

Nick Hoff 1996, translator and editor 
Odes and Elegies, by Friedrich Holderlin
Wesleyan University Press, $26.95

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. 1953
Yale's Confederates: A Biographical Dictionary
University of Tennessee Press, $45.00

Todd Johnson 1984MDiv
The Sweet By and By: A Novel
William Morrow/HarperCollins, $24.99

Joseph Kip Kosek 2004PhD
Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy
Columbia University Press, $50.00

Rika Lesser 1974
Questions of Love: New and Selected Poems
Sheep Meadow Press, $15.95

James Leve 1998PhD
Kander and Ebb
Yale University Press, $40.00

Kristin Lucker 1974PhD
Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut
Harvard University Press, $27.95

Caitlin Macy 1992
Spoiled: Stories
Random House, $24.00

George Mastras 1988
Fidali's Way: A Novel
Scribner, $26.00

Scott M. Matheson Jr. 1980JD
Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times
Harvard University Press, $45.00

Alick M. McLean 1980
Prato: Architecture, Piety, and Political Identity in a Tuscan City-State
Yale University Press, $65.00

Kate Merkel-Hess 1999, Kenneth L. Pomeranz 1988PhD, and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, editors
China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance
Rowman and Littlefield, $26.95

Jessica Meyer 1999
Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain
Palgrave Macmillan, $74.95

Rachel Kauder Nalebuff 2013, editor 
My Little Red Book
Twelve, $14.99

Emmanuel Petit, Assistant Professor of Architecture, editor 
Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change
Yale University Press, $60.00

Rufus Phillips 1951
Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned
Naval Institute Press, $38.95

David Post 1972, 1978PhD
In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace
Oxford University Press, $27.95

Richard S. Roberts 1957 and Priscilla H. Roberts
Thomas Barclay (1728-1793): Consul in France, Diplomat in Barbary
Lehigh University Press, $62.50

Robert Shiller, the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, and George A. Akerlof
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
Princeton University Press, $24.95

Rebecca Walker 1992, editor 
One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk about Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbands, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love
Riverhead Books, $25.95


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