In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to Present (Riverhead Books), Ojibwe author and anthropologist David Treuer ’92 uncovers how Native culture has developed since 1890, after 150 Sioux were massacred by United States troops at Wounded Knee Creek, and how Native Americans have found themselves drawn into mainstream America while retaining their identity.

The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office and What We Can Do About It (Princeton University Press), asserts that working-class Americans are kept from running for political office due to financial constraints. Nicholas Carnes *11 argues for programs to recruit and support working-class citizens as a way to increase economic diversity in our government and make it more representative.

After Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, his brain was preserved and divided into several sections. In Finding Einstein’s Brain (Rutgers University Press) Frederick E. Lepore ’71 tracks down specimens, some of which are unaccounted for, while also delving into larger issues around neuroscience, philosophy, and medicine.