2015 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA/CODES). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a RUSA/CODES reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL librarian members carry an audience designation that recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: The AAUP, Attn.: Marketing Department, 28 West 36th St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010. FAX: 212-989-0275. An online order form is also available online at: http://www.aaupnet.org/up-books-for-libraries-order-form

Introduction from AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee

This special 25th anniversary edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is a specialized collection development tool for school librarians seeking the best titles from outstanding university press publishers. Through a rigorous review process, a joint committee of reviewers from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) evaluate books with a focus on assisting the school librarian with selecting materials of value and relevance from the expansive and highly esteemed university press publishers. I recommend that you use this tool to bring the writings of world renowned scholars to your shelves.

This bibliography should be utilized as a guide to select the best of rigorous study titles in specialized or emerging scholarship. The material has been vetted by their presses for validity and soundness and the committee for interest, readability, and timeliness. It is through the university press authors' tireless pursuit of scholarship and knowledge, and the presses generosity of resources, that the committee can bring you this bibliography. In addition—exploit the unique mission of university presses to embrace and promote local culture and history—to find that specialty gem, look for the Regional General (RG) and Regional Special Interest (RS) notation.

Titles are listed in Dewey Decimal order, include a publisher-supplied synopsis, and ratings for both school and public library collections. The titles that are rated "outstanding" appear in a separate section and provide an original annotation by the reviewer which describes the significant content, features or uniqueness of the book. An author and title index is also included at the back of the book.

Each year, panelists from the joint selection committee present their favorite recommendations at the ALA Annual Conference. This year, the Best of the Best of the University Presses session will be held in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.

As this year's chair of the AASL American University Press Books Selection Committee, I would like to thank the committee members. I appreciate all of the time, effort, and care that they spend in evaluating books, writing reviews, and contributing to this valuable selection tool.

— Annemarie Roscello
AASL Chairperson, American University Press Books Selection Committee
July 2014–June 2015

2015 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Annemarie Roscello–Chairperson
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
390-399 Customs and Folklore
640-649 Home Economics
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports
900-919 Geography
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Sabrina Carnesi
Crittenden Middle School
Newport News, VA
364-369 Criminology, True Crime
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
920-929 Biography
970-973 North American History (General)

Pat M. Couts
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)

Sara Frey
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Plymouth Meeting, PA
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
320-329 Political Science
400-499 Languages
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)

Richard E.B. Lord
Retired School Librarian
New York City Department of Education
330-339 Economics
820-829 British Literature
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
960-969 African History
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Janie Pickett
Eureka High School
Eureka, MO
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
350-359 Public Administration, Military Science
600-619 Medical Science
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Judi Repman
Professor Emerita
Georgia Southern University
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
370-379 Education
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
980-999 South American and Other History

Delia Swanner
La Salle High School
Pasadena, CA
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
360-363 Social Programs and Services
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Carrie E. Turner
Westside Community Schools
Omaha, NE
340-349 Law
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
620-639 Engineering, Agriculture
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from RUSA/CODES American University Presses Book Selection Committee

Welcome to the 25th edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography.

Librarians are constantly receiving book recommendations from library review journals, trade review journals and general-interest review publications. Publishers show their wares at conferences and send us catalogs, flyers, and emails. There are dozens of booklovers' blogs. Patrons ask us to purchase materials. Most of us have limited budgets with which to develop and maintain quality collections.

The UPB bibliography focuses on a publishing niche: U.S. and Canadian university presses. Of the hundreds of titles they publish each year, many get lost among reviews and recommendations. Many of these books deserve wider audiences and will be of interest to public library patrons.

We hope you find the reviews helpful. If you attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, don't miss the Best of the Best program where our committee members talk about their "outstanding" choices from this year's list.

Thanks to the Association of American University Presses and Kim Miller for sending out books to those of us serving on this committee.

—Teri Maggio
Chairperson, RUSA/CODES Reviewers
Director, Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, Louisiana

 

2015 University Press Books Committee, CODES/RUSA Librarians

Teri Maggio–Chairperson
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
320-329 Political Science
350-359 Public Administration, Military Science
370-379 Education
600-619 Medical Science
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
340-349 Law
364-369 Criminology, True Crime
400-499 Languages
620-639 Engineering, Agriculture
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
820-829 British Literature
920-929 Biography

Phillip Ballo
San Diego, CA
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
930-939 History of the Ancient World
980-999 South American and Other History

Nann Blaine Hilyard
Zion-Benton Public Library (Retired)
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
640-649 Home Economics
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
970-973 North American History (General)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Andrea Paganelli
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
330-339 Economics
360-363 Social Programs and Services
390-399 Customs and Folklore
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)
900-919 Geography
960-969 African History

Message from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and Its Collection Development Evaluation Section (CODES)

Contributing Presses

The University of Alabama Press: Sales and Marketing, Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380 205-348-1566 FAX: 205-348-9201 / http://uapress.ua.edu/pages/Bookstores.aspx

The University of Alberta Press: c/o Wayne State University Press, The Leonard N. Simons Building, 4809 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-1309 800-978-7323 / 313-577-6120 FAX: 313-577-6131 / wsupress.wayne.edu

The University of Arizona Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uapress.arizona.edu

Athabasca University Press (AU Press): Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.aupress.ca

Beacon Press: Penguin Random House Publishing Services, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157 800-733-3000 FAX: 800-659-2436 / www.beacon.org

University of British Columbia Press: University of Toronto Press Distribution, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8, 800-565-9523 / 416-667-7791 FAX: 800-221-9985 / 416-667-7832 www.utpress.utoronto.ca/UTP_Distribution

Brookings Institution Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.brookings.edu

Cambridge University Press: Library Sales & Marketing, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, 212-337-6563 FAX: 212-924-1804 / www.cambridge.org

The Catholic University of America Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / http://cuapress.cua.edu

The University of Chicago Press: Books Customer Service and Order Fulfillment, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.press.uchicago.edu

Columbia University Press: Perseus Distribution, 210 American Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 800-343-4499 FAX: 800-351-5073 / cup.columbia.edu

Duke University Press: Duke University Press Customer Relations, 905 West Main Street, Suite 18-B, Box 90660, Durham, NC 27708, 888-651-0122 FAX 888-651-0124 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press: c/o Cornell University Press, 750 Cascadilla Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 800-666-2211 FAX: 800-688-2877 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida: Order Fulfillment, 1335 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 800-226-3822 FAX: 800-680-1955 / www.upf.com

Fordham University Press: Customer Service Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, 800-451-7556 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.fordhampress.com

Gallaudet University Press: 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20002-3695 202-651-5488 FAX: 202-651-5489 / gupress.gallaudet.edu

Georgetown University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.press.georgetown.edu

University of Georgia Press: Order Department, 4435 Atlanta Hwy., West Dock, Athens, GA 30606 800-266-5842 FAX: 706-425-3061 / www.ugapress.org

Getty Publications: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://www.getty.edu/publications

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press: Sales Department, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-2606 FAX: 617-495-4051 / www.hup.harvard.edu

Indiana University Press: IPS Pub Support, 14 Ingram Blvd., M/S 631, Lavergne, TN 37086 800-648-3013 FAX: 615-213-6030 / http://ipage.ingramcontent.com / www.iupress.indiana.edu

The Johns Hopkins University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu

University Press of Kansas: Order Dept., 2502 Westbrooke Circle, Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4155 FAX: 785-864-4586 / www.kansaspress.ku.edu

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Publications, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 800-526-3873 FAX: 800-526-3944 / www.lincolninst.edu

Louisiana State University Press: 338 Johnston Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 225-578-6294 / lsupress.org

Manchester University Press: Oxford University Press Customer Service Dept., 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, 800-445-9714 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk

McGill-Queen's University Press: 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1720, Montreal, QC H3A 2R7 CANADA, 514-398-3750 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.ca

University of Missouri Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / upress.missouri.edu

The National Academies Press: 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001 800-624-6242 FAX: 202-334-2451 / www.nap.edu

National Gallery of Art: Publishing Office, 2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785 202-842-6200 FAX: 202-408-8530 / www.nga.gov

University of Nebraska Press: c/o Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808, 800-848-6224 / 919-966-7449 FAX: 800-272-6817 / 919-962-2704 / nebraskapress.unl.edu or bisonbooks.com

University Press of New England: Order Fulfillment, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / www.upne.com

New York University Press: Customer Service, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812 800-996-6987 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org

University of North Texas Press: Texas Book Consortium, John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

Northern Illinois University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.niupress.niu.edu

University of Notre Dame Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://undpress.nd.edu

Ohio University Press: Jeff Kallet, Sales Manager, 215 Columbus Road, Suite 101, Athens, OH 45701 740-593-1158 FAX: 740-593-4536 / www.ohioswallow.com

University of Oklahoma Press: Customer Service, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069 800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.oupress.com

Oregon State University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.osupress.oregonstate.edu

University of Pennsylvania Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370 Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211, 800-537-5487 / FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.upenn.edu/pennpress

Princeton University Press: Marketing Department, 41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 609-258-4900 FAX: 609-258-1335 / www.press.princeton.edu

RAND Corporation: Publications Orders, 1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310-451-7002 / FAX: 412-802-4981 / www.rand.org/pubs

University of Regina Press: University of Toronto Press Distribution, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8, 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / uofrpress.ca

Rutgers University Press: c/o Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808, 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / rutgerspress.rutgers.edu

SBL Press: Order Department, P.O. Box 2243, 50 Winter Sport Ln., Williston, VT 05495-2243 877-725-3334 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.sbl-site.org/publications

The University of South Carolina Press: Business Office, 718 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208 800-768-2500 FAX: 800-868-0740 / www.sc.edu/uscpress

State University of New York Press/SUNY Press: Ordering and Customer Service, PO Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960 877-204-6073 / 703-661-1575 FAX: 877-204-6074 / 703-996-1010 / www.sunypress.edu

Teachers College Press: PO Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 800-575-6566 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.tcpress.com

Temple University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.temple.edu/tempress

University of Tennessee Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.utpress.org

University of Texas Press: Orders and Customer Service, 2100 Comal St., Stop E4800, Austin, TX 78712-1303, 800-252-3206 FAX: 512-232-7178 / www.utexaspress.com

Texas A & M University Press: ATTN: Book Orders, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

TCU Press: Texas Book Consortium, John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.prs.tcu.edu

Texas Tech University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.ttupress.org

University of Toronto Press: Orders Department, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M3H 5T8 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.utppublishing.com

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research: Publications, 300 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686, 888-227-8569 FAX: 269-343-7310 / www.upjohn.org

University of Utah Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uofupress.com

Vanderbilt University Press: Customer Service, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069-8216 800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.VanderbiltUniversityPress.com

The University of Virginia Press: Business Office, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904 800-831-3406 FAX: 877-288-6400 / www.upress.virginia.edu

University of Washington Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 / 410-516-6956 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.washington.edu/uwpress

Washington State University Press: Sales & Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910, 800-354-7360 / 509-335-3518 FAX: 509-335-8568 / www.wsupress.wsu.edu

Wesleyan University Press: UPNE – Customer Service, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766, 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

University of the West Indies Press: Customer Service, Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uwipress.com

West Virginia University Press: WVU Press c/o Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.wvupress.com

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://uwpress.wisc.edu

Yale University Press: Trilateral Customer Service, 100 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864 800-405-1619 FAX: 800-406-9145 / yalebooks.com

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