Oxford University Press has a line of small books — each somewhere around 150 pages in length — known collectively as “Very Short Introductions” and, well, introducing you to 173 subjects, such as Engels, Atheism, Feminism, American Political Parties and Elections. (The list is so eclectic that it can’t really generate a representative sample.)
These are serious books — hardly Wittgenstein for Dolts — typically written by noted academics or other experts. They are also books that have little to do with Slaw’s usual beat, I admit. At a stretch I could point out that there are two volumes dealing with law, Human Rights and Philosophy of Law, with another simply about Law itself coming soon — but I simply think that because lawyers are the last generalists, or at least some of them are, these little tomes might find a few homes among our readers.