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Announcing Penn Press’s Fall 2017 catalog


Penn Press is thrilled to announce our Fall 2017 catalog. Exciting new titles this season include Women at the Wheel by Katherine J. Parkin, which traces the gendered history of American car culture; Donald T. Critchlow's Republican Character, an investigation of the intertwined political biographies of Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan; the timely Free Speech on Campus by Sigal R. Ben-Porath; American Justice 2017, our annual look at the Supreme Court, this time from legal reporter Kimberly Robinson; Mayor: The Best Job in America by former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Christopher A. Frilingos's Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, which examines the rise in early Christianity of extracanonical "Infancy Gospels" depicting Christ's childhood; a new complete translation by A. M. Juster of The Elegies of Maximianus; Modern Coliseum by Benjamin Lisle, a chronicle of the evolution of U.S. baseball stadiums through the lens of architectural history and urban policy; David Alff's The Wreckage of Intentions, the inaugural volume in the new series Alembics: Penn Studies in Literature and Science; and many more titles in Modern U.S. History, Early American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Political Science and Human Rights, and a range of other subjects.

Plus, we have new paperbacks available of recent books such as Sara Shneiderman's Rituals of Ethnicity, Timothy Stewart-Winter's Queer Clout, Philippe Buc's Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror, Peter Hendee Brown's How Real Estate Developers Think, and more!

To download a copy of the catalog PDF directly, click here. The complete season may also be browsed via Edelweiss.

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