Announcing Penn Press’s Fall 2021 catalog!



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Exciting new titles this season include:

• Extinction and the Human by Timothy Sweet, which ponders the realities of animal extinction and endangerment and the often divergent Native American and Euro-American narratives that surround them.

• Body Language by David Bindman, Jonathan Bober, Eileen Neff, Sid Sachs, and Ruth Fine, a fully illustrated catalog for an exhibition on the works of Larry Day (1921-1998), a distinguished painter and a dominant force in American art from the 1950s through the 1990s.

• A Right to Lie? by Catherine J. Ross, which addresses the urgent issue of whether the nation’s highest officers, including the president, have a right to lie under the Speech Clause, no matter what damage their falsehoods cause.

• Far-Right Vanguard by John S. Huntington, which chronicles the history of the ultraconservative movement, its national network, its influence on Republican Party politics, and its centrality to America’s rightward turn during the second half of the twentieth century.

• Mastering Emotions by Erin Austin Dwyer, which examines the interactions between slaveholders and enslaved people, and between White people and free Black people, to expose how emotions such as love, terror, happiness, and trust functioned as social and economic capital for slaveholders and enslaved people alike.


WSP_logo_2c_normal_horiz_rgbPenn Press is also thrilled to announce that we are now distributing books from Wharton School Press! Upcoming Wharton titles include:

• The Future of the Office by Peter Cappelli, which examines the challenges we face navigating the role of remote work going forward, laying out the facts in an effort to provide both employees and employers with a vision of their futures.

• The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, Revised and Updated Edition by Harbir Singh and Michael Useem, which offers a six-point checklist for today’s leaders to follow and explains how leading strategically will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution.

• The Leader’s Checklist, 10th Anniversary Edition by Michael Useem, an illuminating guide that seeks to help leaders develop the ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments.


..and there’s more!

In the catalog, you’ll also see our full line-up of new releases in American history, American literature, British literature, medieval and renaissance studies, intellectual history, political theory, human rights, religious studies, Jewish studies, archaeology, and more!

Plus, don’t miss this season’s new paperback editions of recent Penn Press titles such as Howard Kunreuther, Robert J. Meyer, and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan’s The Future of Risk Management, Lynn Festa’s Fiction Without Humanity, Cord J. Whitaker’s Black Metaphors, Catherine M. Mooney’s Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church, Benjamin Breen’s The Age of Intoxication, William S. Kiser’s Borderlands of Slavery, Jessica Blatt’s Race and the Making of American Political Science, Brenna Wynn Greer’s Represented, Benjamin Talton’s In This Land of Plenty, and Devaka Premawardhana’s Faith in Flux.

And of course, don’t forget to check out our journals!


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