Type Matters!: Simple Tips for Everyday Typography (Merrell Publishers) by Jim Williams gives the basics on how to lay out a page.
Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer (The University Press of Kentucky) by Brian Taves rescues an early Hollywood innovator from a phony scandal around his death.
A new translation of Pocket Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire from Oxford University Press
Framing the Dark: Dread by Design in Motion Pictures (Dal LaMagna Publishing) by David Aldrich thinks about the unthinkable.
In The Life of Slang (Oxford University Press), Julie Coleman tells how slang begins and is sustained.
In The Castrato and His Wife (Oxford University Press), Helen Berry has told a strange, scandalous, and sad story.
The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two (Bloomsbury Press) by Piers Paul Read is a fine narrative of important history.
How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back (University of California Press) by entomologist Gilbert Waldbauer details the protective strategies evolution has given to insects.
In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World (Basic Books) by mathematician Ian Stewart shows how simple equations and complex ones run our world.
The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural History of the Burke and Hare Murders (Oxford University Press) by Caroline McCracken-Flesher examines the cultural life of the grave-robbers' story.
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