Waiting for the Movers

16 Sep

Here’s my occasional attempt to make sense of the plethora of publications that come my way through the beneficence of book publishers (conglomerates, one man bands and small ensembles), the labors of my UPS guy, Kevin my US Postal Service guy and various other nameless and faceless couriers —as a hedge against the inevitable misplacement and disappearance in the various nooks and crannies of my abode.

It is, of course, a great pleasure and not quite equally a burden. Buy why go into that now? At the moment I look at the quantity and diversity of tomes as. if not a small miracle, a great marvel.

So, go to it:

An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine by Howard Markel (Pantheon)

Fallingwater by Lynda Waggoner (Editor), Christopher Little (Photographer) (Rizzoli)

The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes (Metropolitan Books)

Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War by Hal Vaughan (Knopf)

I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life by Evan Hughes (Holt)

Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Maziar Bahari & Aimee Molloy (Random House)

Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller by Tracy Daugherty (St. Martin’s Press)

Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli (Crown)

The Essential Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore , Fakrul Alam (Editor), Radha Chakravarty (Editor) (Belknap Press)

Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion (Philadelphia Museum of Art) Dilys E. Blum (Yale University Press)

Alfred Kazin’s Journals by Richard M. Cook (Yale University Press)

The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Ilan Stavans (Editor), Edna Acosta-Belén (Editor), Harold Augenbraum (Editor), María Herrera-Sobek (Editor), Rolando Hinojosa (Editor), Gustavo Pérez Firmat (Editor) (W. W. Norton)

Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director by Patrick Mcgilligan (It Books)

Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones(Verso)

The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment by Anne Waldman (Coffee House Press)

Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Parenti (Nation Books)

Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism by Matthew Witkovsky (Editor), Jared Ash (Contributor), Maria Gough (Contributor), Jindrich Toman (Contributor), Nancy J. Troy (Contributor), Andres Zervigon (Contributor) (Art Institute of Chicago)

The Rogue Republic: How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History by William C. Davis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music by Rob Young (Faber & Faber)

Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language by Ina Lipkowitz (St. Martin’s Press)

The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure by Jonathan Peter Balcombe (University of California Press)

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (Doubleday)

George Szell: A Life of Music by Michael Charry (University of Illinois Press)

Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself by Pamela Constable (Random House)

A Good Hard Look: A Novel by Ann Napolitano (Penguin Press)

Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch (Penguin Press)

Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall Alexis L. Boylan (Duke University Press)

A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism by Daniel Byman (Oxford University Press)

I Have Seen the Future: A Life of Lincoln Steffens by Peter Hartshorn (Counterpoint)

Pontiac by MackGerry Johansson (MACK)

Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks by Douglass K. Daniel (University of Wisconsin Press)

The Submission: A Novel by Amy Waldman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

American to the Backbone: The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists (Pegasus)

Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915by Francis W. Wcislo (Oxford University Press)

Chernobyl Zone by Andrej Krementschouk (Kehrer Verlag)

We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey (Knopf)

Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22 by Erica Heller (Scribner)

What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video by CBS News (Simon & Schuster)

Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America by Jay Feldman (PANTHEON)

The Sea: A Cultural History by John Mack (Reaktion Books)

My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism byDavid Gessner ( MILKWEED Editions)

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner and Bruce Sterling (Tor)

Stars and Gods by Larry Niven (Tor)

Sex and the River Styx by Edward Hoagland (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs by D. D. Johnston (AK Press)

Sandwich: A Global History by Bee Wilson (Reaktion Books)

Flash: A Novel by Jim Miller (AK Press)

The Golden-Bristled Boar: Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest by Jeffrey Greene (University of Virginia Press)

Jamrach’s Menagerie: A Novel by Carol Birch (Doubleday)

Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present by Jeff Madrick (Knopf)

Tigerlily’s Orchidsby Ruth Rendell (Scribner)

Dogfish Memory: Sailing in Search of Old Maine by Joseph A. Dane (Countryman Press)

Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers by William Todd Schultz (Oxford University Press)

Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery by Menzie D. Chinn and Jeffry A. Frieden (WW Norton)

Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter by Patricia Albers (Knopf)

Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Henry Holt)

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (Pantheon)

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch (Public Affairs)

All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion by Lisa Appignanesi (WW Norton)

Julius Shulman : The Last Decade byThomas Schirmbock Julius Shulman,Jurgen Nogai (Kehrer Verlag)

Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities by Jan Bondeson (Cornell University Press)

Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) by Peter Bart (Weinstein Books)

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich (Doubleday)

Ifs and Buts (Personal Terms) by Frederic Raphael (Carcanet Press Ltd.)

The Preacher: A Novel by Camilla Läckberg (Pegasus)

Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage by David Ignatius ( W. W. Norton)

W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Lettersby Saddlemyer (Oxford University Press)

A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard (Simon &Schuster)

Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi (University of Wisconsin Press)

The Return of Captain John Emmettby Elizabeth Speller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present: A Survey of the Modern Style in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Photography by Ann Ferebee, Jeff Byles ( W. W. Norton)

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan (Knopf)

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge, Michael S. Williamson, Bruce Springsteen (University of California Press)

Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly by Lee Siegel (Harper)

Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison (Spiegel & Grau)

Berlin 1961by Frederick Kempe (Putnam)

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948) (Tor Books)

The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties by David K. Shipler (Knopf)

Currently reading: Moby Dick in Pictures MAtt Kish (Tin House)

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