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Across the Red Line

Stories from the Surgical Life

Richard C. Karl

In the tradition of Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell, a beautiful book on what it's like to be a surgeon

160 pages | 5.5 x 8.25



Crisis in Professional Ethics

Edited by Elliot D. Cohen, and MIchael Davis

Professionals face tough questions raised by the AIDS pandemic

288 pages | 6 x 9


Alternative Health Care

Medicine, Miracle, or Mirage?

Michael S. Goldstein

What is alternative medicine? Why is it so popular? What's its future in American health care?

280 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


An American Feminist in Palestine

The Intifada Years

Sherna Berger Gluck

A personal journey forces the author to confront her Jewish identity and Western feminism

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figures, 5 maps


The Americanization of Social Science

Intellectuals and Public Responsibility in the Postwar United States

David Paul Haney

A controversial explanation for sociology's isolation from American society

296 pages | 6 x 9


Animals at Play

Rules of the Game

Marc Bekoff

What can we learn from watching animals play?

32 pages | 9 x 7 | 24 color illustrations


Arabs in America

Building a New Future

Edited by Michael W. Suleiman

Setting the record straight about Arab American culture

368 pages | 7 x 10 | 13 tables, 1 figure


Art Museum Opposites

Katy Friedland

A book of opposites for young readers, based on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collections

44 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 32 color illustrations


The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

Alexander Wolff

The influence Barack Obama has had on basketball and vice versa, in essays and photographs

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 108 color photos, 22 halftones


The Baltimore Book

New Views of Local History

edited by Elizabeth Fee, Linda Shopes and Linda Zeidman

A tour guide to places in the city that are important to labor, African Americans, and women's history

288 pages | 9 x 11 | 11 map(s) 150 figures


Berlusconi's Italy

Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics

Michael Shin

A richly informed new explanation for the rise and fall of Italy’s colorful Prime Minister

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 tables 19 figures


Beyond the Barricades

The Sixties Generation Grows Up

Jack Whalen, and Richard Flacks

Where do young revolutionaries go when the revolution doesn’t happen?

324 pages


Boathouse Row

Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Dotty Brown

A magisterial history of Philadelphia's iconic Boathouse Row

288 pages | 10 x 8 | 63 color photos, 3 line drawings, 110 halftones


The Boxing Scene

Thomas Hauser

From the bestselling author, an insider’s look into a year of “the sweet science”

256 pages | 6 x 9


The Brazilian Sound

Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil, Revised and Expanded Edition

Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

An encyclopedia survey of Brazilian popular music—now updated and expanded

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 10 figures, 171 halftones, 10 maps