A few days ago I highlighted some forthcoming titles from major university presses. Here are some tempting forthcoming books from other publishers. Again, this is certainly not exhaustive and if any publishers or authors want to notify me of books they have coming out in either half of this year, I’ll gladly do another post on what’s in the offing. The selection also reflects my own interests, of course.
From WW Norton I picked out:
From Penguin, a handful that look interesting. I like tales of companies or industries, so this caught my eye. Buttoned up, Fantastic Man: “Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are the creators of Fantastic Man, a singular modern men’s style journal. Here they use the history of the button-down shirt to tell the story of contemporary London’s cutting-edge fashion, design and people.”
John Cassidy has a new edition out of How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.
Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think by Luke Johnson, a self-explanatory offer from the famous entrepreneur and FT columnist.
The Untouchables The people who helped wreck Ireland – and are still running the show by Shane Ross, also self-explanatory.
The Untouchables: The people who helped wreck Ireland – and are still running the show
And for everyone who liked Debt: The First 5000 Years (a fascinating although flawed tome), The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement David Graeber. They obviously can’t settle on the title as the blurb says: “Future Possible not only tells the story of Occupy Wall Street’s origins but, more importantly, explains how the movement works and how readers can replicate its method in their own communities.”
The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement
Profile Books doesn’t seem to have any upcoming economics or business books, but I liked the look of Underground, Overground: A Passengers History of the Tube by Andrew Martin – the 150th aniversary of London Underground is almost on us – and Invisible Romans by Robert C Knapp, about the lives of working Romans.
Finally, one of my Twitter correspondents, Dr Dave O’Brien has this out from Routledge later in the year: Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries.