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Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members
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The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128
Ling Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of History
Cambridge University Press, 2016

Recipient of the 2017 George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best book on environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History, the book centers on an event in northeast China in 1048, when the Yellow River breached its banks. The river drastically changed its course and turned the Hebei Plain into a delta, altering – and in many cases destroying – the lives of millions in Hebei. Zhang drew on elements of geography, hydraulic engineering and political science, as well as scientific data, to write the book.

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Recipient of the 2017 George Perkins Marsh Prize

More a&s faculty titles
Knowledge, Love, and Ectasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus book cover

Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus
Boyd Taylor Coolman
Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Oxford University Press, 2017
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Slow Transit
Michael C. Keith
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Communication
Cervena Barva Press, 2017
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Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? 
Peter Kreeft
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Ignatius Press, 2017
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An Underground Theatre: Major Playwrights in the Irish Language 1930-80
Philip O’Leary
Professor, Department of English
University College Dublin Press, 2017
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Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
Scott D. Slotnick
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Cambridge University Press, 2017
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The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
Part-Time Faculty, Department of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
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Golden Delicious
Christopher Boucher
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of English
Melville House, 2016
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The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics
Patrick H. Byrne
Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto Press, 2016
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Bully Nation
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
University Press of Kansas, 2016
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Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm
Brian J. Gareau
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
and Connor J. Fitzmaurice '10
Yale University Press, 2016
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The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820
Paul Lewis, Editor
Professor, Department of English
University Press of New England, 2016
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Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President
Patrick J. Maney
Professor, Department of History
University Press of Kansas, 2016
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Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland
Oliver P. Rafferty, SJ
Professor, Department of History
Four Courts Press, 2016
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Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice
Sarah Gwyneth Ross
Associate Professor, Department of History
Harvard University Press, 2016
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Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
Elizabeth K. Wallace
Professor, Department of English
James D. Wallace
Associate Professor, Department of English
Beaufort Books, 2016
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Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
Routledge, 2017
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Rebel Power: Why Nationalist Movements Compete, Fight, and Win
Peter Krause
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Cornell University Press, 2017
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The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good
Frederick G. Lawrence
Professor, Department of Theology
University of Toronto Press, 2017
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The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside
Carlo Rotella, Co-editor
Professor, Department of English
University of Chicago Press, 2017
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Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates 
Robert C. Bartlett
Behrakis Professorship in Hellenic Political Science, Department of Political Science 
University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Edgar and Brigitte: A German Jewish Passage to America
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
Professor Emerita, Department of English
The University of Alabama Press, 2016
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Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe
Aspen Brinton
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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All-American TV Crime Drama: Feminism and Identity Politics in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Lisa Cuklanz
Professor, Department of Communication
I.B. Tauris, 2016
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Go Into the Streets! The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis
Richard J. Gaillardetz, Co-Editor
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology
Paulist Press, 2016
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Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats
David A. Hopkins
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Oxford University Press, 2016
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Understanding and Teaching American Slavery
Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Co-Editor
Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
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The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Paul Mariani
University Professor of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
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Christianity and the Culture Machine: Media and Theology in the Age of Late Secularism
Vincent F. Rocchio
Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication
Cascade Books, 2016
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The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11
Matt Sienkiewicz
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Rutgers University Press, 2016
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The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128
Ling Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of History
Cambridge University Press, 2016
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Recipient of the 2017 George Perkins Marsh Prize