For the Spring 2020 season, UC Press is proud to publish several titles in paperback ranging in subject from the lectures on the origins of nuclear weapons to how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America.

Down by the Bay
San Francisco’s History between the Tides

by Matthew Morse Booker

“Booker gives the city a fresh face; the familiar becomes strange and wonderful. . . . Down by the Bay is a genuine pearl in the sea of contemporary environmental writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Generation Priced Out
Who Gets to Live in the New Urban

by Randy Shaw

Recommended Reading, “101 Books About Where and How We Live”: “This city-by-city examination of the nation’s spreading affordability problem shows how long commutes, housing instability, and decentralized communities have become national issues.”—Curbed

After Silence
A History of AIDS through Its Images

by Avram Finkelstein

“Finkelstein’s life of activism and creativity is hugely impressive, and this book is a perfect reflection of that. It is emotionally and intellectually engaging at once, never losing sight of the political history the author is recounting.”—Gay and Lesbian Review

Beyond the Second Sophistic
Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

By Tim Whitmarsh

Beyond the Second Sophistic is a quietly passionate and intellectually complex book. . . . The world of late ancient Greek literature is a profoundly exciting and deceptive one, and there is no better guide to it working today than Tim Whitmarsh.”—Edith Hall, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

The Los Alamos Primer
The First Lectures on How to Build an Atomic Bomb

by Robert Serber

“An underground classic. Though declassified in 1965, [the primer] has not been widely available. . . . This edition is an essential part of the library of anyone interested in Manhattan Project history.”—American Physical Society Journal

French Wine
A History

by Rod Phillips

A fascinating book that belongs on every wine lover’s bookshelf.”—The Wine Economist

After the Grizzly
Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

Peter S. Alagona

“Alagona adroitly documents the roles that historical contingency and a few influential, passionate people can play in shaping the mixed fortunes of endangered species.”—Science

The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley
by Robert Creeley. Edited by Rod Smith, Peter Baker, and Kaplan Harris

“This book will be of great interest to Creeley’s admirers.”—The Times Literary Supplement

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