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University of Chicago Press Spring 2010 Catalogue

University of Chicago Press Spring 2010 Catalogue



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Welcome to the Spring 2010 catalogue from the University of Chicago Press. Each title in the catalogue is linked to the University of Chicago Press website.
Welcome to the Spring 2010 catalogue from the University of Chicago Press. Each title in the catalogue is linked to the University of Chicago Press website.

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Published by: UChicagoPress on Dec 16, 2009
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Spring 2010
Cover image: Photograph by Phillip Colla/www.oceanlight.comCover design by Alice ReimannCatalog design by Alice Reimann and Mary Shanahan
The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates
 Adrian Johns
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-40118-8 Cloth $35.00
Gerhard Richter
 A Life in Painting
Dietmar Elger 
Translated by Elizabeth M. Solaro
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-20323-2 Cloth $45.00
Uncommon Sense
Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism
Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner 
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-04101-8 Cloth $29.00
Secrets of the Universe
How We Discovered the Cosmos
Paul Murdin
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-55143-2 Cloth $49.00
Gems and Gemstones
Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World
Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-30511-0 Cloth $45.00
Great Plains
 America’s Lingering Wild
Michael Forsberg 
 With a Foreword by Ted Kooser Chapter Introductions by David Wishart and Essays by Dan O’Brien
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-25725-9 Cloth $45.00
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General Interest 1Special Interest 31Paperbacks 73Distributed Books 94Ordering Information 206Subject Index 207 Author Index 208Title Index Inside back cover
 general interest
“This is a dangerous book. Who knows how we will emerge from the encounter? It makes me want to live, use my energies in soul-sized pursuits like justice, like love. One of the psalms says that God collects our tears in a ask—so too does this collection of last words from human beings before they were killed.”—Sister Helen Prejean
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-20268-6 Cloth $22.50
/£14.50MAY 304 p. 6 x 9
Robert K. Elder 
 has written for the
New York Times 
Chicago Tribune 
, and many other publications. He teaches journalism at Northwestern University and is the author or editor of several books.
With a Foreword by Studs Terkel 
Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams.
eath waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity.
 presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared human-ity we can’t ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there. 
 is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society.

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