For a preview of our Fall 2012 books, take a look at the latest catalog in glorious PDF. Our forthcoming books cover an array of subjects, from medieval letters to Miami politics. Here's a sampling of the Press's forthcoming titles.
Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200-1250, edited by Martha Carlin and David Crouch, reveals everyday life in thirteenth-century England through a collection of correspondence from all levels of society. In Miami Transformed, former mayor Manny Diaz recounts his efforts to renew one of America's most fascinating cities. Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America, edited by Penn professor Laura W. Perna, and In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform, by John P. Spencer bring much-needed perspectives to today's urban education policy debates. Christopher McMahon's Public Capitalism: The Political Authority of Corporate Executives explores the philosophical and ethical boundaries of business leadership, while Albert J. Churella's The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846-1917 tells the story of one of the largest enterprises in history. The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island, edited by Jonathan Conlin, explores the history of public gardens in the West, and Ron Henderson guides readers through classical Chinese landscapes in The Gardens of Suzhou. The Fall 2012 list also includes three new books in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology series.
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