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Books by Yale authors

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!

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, recently accused of corruption, offered one way to obtain a plum federal job; Whiteman, a federal careers job coach, offers another. Her suggestions are comprehensive—and legal.


The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture 

In a beautifully illustrated history, the authors tell how, following the capture of Muslim-dominated Toledo in the eleventh century, the three often-antagonistic groups in the area managed to do something remarkable: peacefully forge a new culture rooted in confrontation, interaction, and union.


Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War

On April 20, 1914, at a Colorado coal-mining camp called Ludlow, long-running tensions between workers and the coal company boiled over, and "bullets began to fly thick and fast," writes Andrews, a labor historian. As many as 30 people died in the ensuing "Ten Days' War" between striking miners and Colorado militiamen. Andrews tells the gripping story of this nearly forgotten battle.


Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc2, describes why the sun shines; Seife masterfully describes how trying to do the same thing on Earth—achieve a controlled fusion reaction that would convert matter into an endless supply of energy—has driven scientists to delusion (in the infamous case of "cold fusion") and, sometimes, to real progress. To date, the goal of creating "a tiny star in a bottle" remains frustratingly out of reach.


The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop—and Why It Matters

“Hip hop is not dead, but it is gravely ill," writes Rose, a scholar of modern African American culture. In a challenging critique of the rise and fall of this vibrant musical genre, Rose traces how it became dominated by the "commercial trinity of the gangsta, pimp, and ho," how the genre can change, and why everyone, even "those who don’t listen to or enjoy the music itself," should care.


Against Us: The New Face of America’s Enemies in the Muslim World

ABC foreign correspondent Sciutto has come to "an unsettling truth: the al Qaeda-inspired view of an evil America bent on destroying Islam has moved from the fringe to the mainstream." Sciutto shows how this happened throughout the Middle East, and in Asia, and England—and finds hope in the fact that, as one analyst puts it, "Many Muslims are still deeply enamored of America the idea.”


More books by Yale authors

Craig Arnold 1989
Made Flesh
Ausable Press, $14.00

Alan J. Auerbach 1973 and Daniel N. Shaviro 1981JD, editors
Institutional Foundations of Public Finance: Economic and Legal Perspectives
Harvard University Press, $49.95

David George Ball 1960
A Marked Heart: How Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired the 401 (K) Program
History Publishing Company, $19.95

Asoka Bandarage 1975MAR, 1980PhD
The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy
Routledge, $160.00

Beverly Gage 1994, Assistant Professor of History
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror
Oxford University Press, $27.95

Tom Greening 1952
Words Against the Void: Poems By an Existential Psychologist
University of the Rockies Press, $17.95

Jeffrey Hadler 1990
Muslims and Matriarchs: Cultural Resilience in Indonesia through Jihad and Colonialism
Cornell University Press, $39.95

Jasmina Hasanhodzic 2002 and Andrew W. Lo 1980
The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with the Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis
Bloomberg Press, $29.95

Alexander Humez 1972PhD and Nicholas Humez
On the Dot: The Speck That Changed the World
Oxford University Press, $24.95

Jana K. Lipman 2006PhD
Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution
University of California Press, $24.95

Mark S. Micale 1987PhD
Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness
Harvard University Press, $29.95

Martha A. Sandweiss 1985PhD
Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line
Penguin Press, $27.95

Marci Shore, Assistant Professor of History
Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968
Yale University Press, $27.50

Thomas W. Simons Jr. 1958
Eurasia’s New Frontiers: Young States, Old Societies, Open Futures
Cornell University Press, $25.00

Fred Strebeigh 1974, Senior Lecturer, English and Forestry and Environmental Studies
Equal: Women Reshape American Law
W. W. Norton, $35.00

John Tehranian 2000JD
Whitewashed: America's Invisible Middle Eastern Minority
New York University Press, $35.00

Calvin Trillin 1957
Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme
Random House, $14.00

Daphne Uviller 1993
Super in the City: A Novel
Bantam, $12.00

L. Jon Wertheim 1993
Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC
Houghton Mifflin, $25.00


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