The following books were written by faculty and emeritus faculty. They are organized by year and listed alphabetically by the faculty member's last name.

Published in 2019

Professor Chih-p’ing Chou, East Asian Studies, “Eyes on China: An Intermediate-Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese”

Professor Jo Dunkley, Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, “Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide”

Professor Paul Frymer, Politics, “Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion”

Professor William Chester Jordan, History, “The Apple of His Eye: Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX”

Professors Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer, History, “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974”

Professor Yiyun Li, Creative Writing, “Where Reasons End: A Novel”

Professor Michael Oppenheimer, Geosciences and International Affairs, “Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy”

Professor Markus Prior, Politics and Public Affairs, “Hooked: How Politics Captures People’s Interest”

Professor Emeritus Ken Steiglitz, Computer Science, “The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital”

Published in 2018

Professor Alan Blinder, Economics and Public Affairs, “Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics & Politics Collide” 

Professor David Cannadine, History, “The Country House Past, Present, Future: Great Houses of The British Isles” 

Professor Emeritus Stanley Corngold, German and Comparative Literature, “Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic”

Professor Marc Fleurbaey, Economics, Humanistic Studies and Public Affairs, “A Manifesto for Social Progress:  Ideas for a Better Society”

Professor Robert Gunning, Mathematics, “An Introduction to Analysis”

Professor Andrew James Hamilton, Art and Archaeology, “Scale of the Incas”

Professor Hendrik Hartog, History, “The Trouble with Minna”

Professor Kosuke Imai, Politics, “Quantitative Social Science” 

Professor Claudia L. Johnson, English Literature, “The Beautifull Cassandra: A Novel in Twelve Chapters”

Professor Brian W. Kernighan, Computer Science, “Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers” 

Professor Erika Lorraine Milam, History, “Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America” 

Professor Imani Perry, African American Studies, “May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem” 

Professor Emeritus Daniel T. Rodgers, History, “As a City on a Hill: The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon”

Professor Jacob N. Shapiro, Politics and International Affairs, "Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict"

Professor Sean Wilentz, American History, “No Property In Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding”

Professor Robert Wuthnow, Sociology, “The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America” 

Professor Keren Yarhi-Milo, Politics and International Affairs, “Who Fights for Reputation: The Psychology of Leaders in International Conflict” 

Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Near Eastern Studies, “Islam in Pakistan: A History” 

Professor Julian Zelizer, History and WWS, “The Presidency of Barack Obama” 

Published in 2017

Professor Christopher Achen, Politics, “The Taiwan Voter” and “Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government”

Professor David Bellos, Comparative Literature, "The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables" 

Professor Peter Brooks, Comparative Literature, "Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year" 

Professor Dalton Conley, Sociology, "The Genome Factor: What Social Genomics Tell Us about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future" 

Professor Rafaela Dancygier, Politics, “Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics”

Professors Maria DiBattista and Deborah Nord, "At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, From Austen to the Present" 

Professor Karen Emmerich, Comparative Literature, "Literary Translation and the Making of Originals" 

Professor Paul Frymer, Politics, "Building an American Empire: the Era of Territorial and Political Expansion" 

Professor Daniel Heller-Roazen, Comparative Literature, "No One's Ways"

Professor Tera Hunter, History, "Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century" 

Professor Brian Kernighan, Computer Science, "Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know About Computers, the Internet, Privacy and Security" 

Professor Stephen Kotkin, History and International Affairs, "Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941" 

Professor Fiona Maazel, Creative Writing, "A Little More Human" 

Professor Yair Mintzker, History, "The Many Deaths of Jew Süss" 

Grigore Pop-Eleches, WWS, "Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes" 

Professor Susan Stewart, English, new book of poetry "Cinder" 

Professor Alexander Todorov, Psychology, "Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions" 

Professor Eleni Vakalo (translated by Karen Emmerich), Comparitive Literature, "Before Lyricism" 

Professor Michael Wood, Comparative Literature, "On Empson" 

Professor Julian Zelizer, "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society" 

Professor Viviana Zelizer, "Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works" 

Published in 2016

Professor Christopher Achen, Politics, "Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government" 

Professor David Baldwin, WWS, "Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach" 

Professor Leonard Barkan, Comparative Literature, "Berlin for Jews" 

Professor David Bell, History, "Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present" 

Professors Brunnermeir and James, WWS/HIS, "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas" 

Professor Bruno Carvalho, Spanish and Portuguese, "Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro" 

Professor Mung Chiang with Christopher Brinton *16, Electrical Engineering, PEC, "The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives" 

Professor Alec Dun, History, "Dangerous Neighbors:  Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America" 

Professor Michael Gordin, History, "Five Days in August: How WW2 Became A Nuclear War"

Professor Richard Gott, Astronomy  "Welcome to the Universe" based on the enormously popular astronomy course

Professor John Haldon, History, "The Empire That Would Not Die: The Paradox of Eastern Roman Survival 640 – 740" 

Professor John Haldon, History, "A Tale of Two Saints: The Martyrdoms and Miracles of Saints Theodore 'the Recruit' and 'the General" 

Professor John Ikenberry, Politics/WWS, "After Victory:  Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars" 

Professor Matthew Karp, History, "This Vast Southern Empire" 

Professor Thomas Leonard, Economics, "Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era" 

Professor Nancy Malkiel, History (Emeritus), "Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation" 

Professor Helen Milner, Politics, "Sailing the Water's Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy" 

Professor Simon Morrison, Music, "Bolshoi Confidential" 

Professor Tullis Onstott, Geosciences, "The Deep Life: The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars, and Beyond" 

Professor Alan Patten, "Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundation of Minority Rights" 

Professor Esther Schor, English, "Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of A Universal Language" 
Professor Sean Wilentz, "The Politicians & the Egalitarians" 

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