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Opening the book on a new direction.

LogoUPNE launched the ForeEdge trade imprint in Spring 2014. All of our books for a national, general interest audience on the subjects of history, politics, true crime, music, and other popular topics now carry this imprint. In book production, “fore-edge” refers to the front edge of the book, opposite the spine. While the spine of a book keeps it all together, it is the fore-edge that transforms the artifact of the book into a form of mental and emotional transport. Enjoy. Click here for the complete list.
Recent and Forthcoming Titles

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Why the Grateful Dead Matter

Michael Benson


What a long, strange trip it’s been
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I Heart Obama

Erin Aubry Kaplan

A personal and cultural exploration of Barack Obama as black president, black icon, and black folk hero





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Doubletalk:
The Language, Code, and Jargon of a Presidential Election


Chuck McCutcheon,
David Mark


With 100 key phrases, this is your up-to-the-minute ebook guide to the presidential election follies

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Operation Whisper:
The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen


Barnes Carr

The true story of the master spies who stole the atomic bomb
cover image The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected:
A Natural Philosopher’s Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything


Marcelo Gleiser

A preeminent scientist and writer ponders existence while learning to fly-fish

cover image Wilde Times:
Patricia Wilde, George Balanchine, and the Rise of New York City Ballet


Joel Lobenthal

The authorized biography of one of the greatest dancers from the golden age of New York City Ballet
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American Luthier:
Carleen Hutchins—the Art and Science of the Violin


Quincy Whitney

The female pioneer who revolutionized violin acoustics and built the first violin octet


cover image Surviving the Essex:
The Afterlife of America's Most Storied Shipwreck


David O. Dowling

Do cannibals get second acts?
cover image Needless Suffering:
How Society Fails Those with Chronic Pain


David Nagel, MD

A fascinating and disturbing assessment of the failure of healthcare professionals and others to help people with chronic pain
cover image The Hand Book:
Surviving in a Germ-Filled World


Miryam Z. Wahrman

An energetic argument for the importance of maintaining clean hands, and advice on how to do it