2015 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


302.224

O'Neill, Lindsay

The Opened Letter: Networking in the Early Modern British World

272 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illustrations, $47.50 cloth, $47.50 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

By the eighteenth century, personal networks bound together the widening British world. In The Opened Letter, Lindsay O'Neill argues that the British became an early networking society, relying on letters to maintain necessary social networks that British global expansion and mobility threatened to disconnect.

LC 2014013141, ISBN 9780812246483 (c.), ISBN 9780812290189 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


303.375

Snow, Nancy (Editor)

Propaganda and American Democracy

224 pp., 6" x 9", 1 halftone, $25.95 paper, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Louisiana State University Press

Propaganda has become an inescapable part of American society. On a daily basis, news outlets, politicians, and the entertainment industry—with motives both dubious and well intentioned—launch various propagandistic appeals. The essays collected here explore issues ranging from the inherent morality of propaganda, to the extent to which propaganda permeates the American media, to the ways Hollywood has been used as a vehicle of propaganda in the modern United States. Propaganda and American Democracy offers an in-depth examination and demonstration of the pervasiveness of propaganda, providing citizens with the knowledge needed to mediate its effect on their lives.

LC 2013028475, ISBN 9780807154144 (p.), ISBN 9780807154168 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


303.483

Franklin, Ursula Martius with Sarah Jane Freeman

Ursula Franklin Speaks: Thoughts and Afterthoughts

272 pp., 6" x 9",

$100.00 cloth (CAD),

$24.95 paper (CAD),

$24.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

May 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

As a distinguished scientist, pacifist, and feminist, Ursula Franklin has been regularly invited by diverse groups to share her insights into the social and political impacts of science and technology. This collection contains twenty-two of Franklin's speeches and five interviews from 1986 to 2012 that have been retrieved and restored from audio and visual recordings with the help of her collaborator, Sarah Jane Freeman.

ISBN 9780773543843 (c.), ISBN 9780773543874 (p.), ISBN 9780773592001 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.230

Chu, Judy Y.

When Boys Become Boys: Development, Relationships, and Masculinity

242 pp., 6" x 9", $79.00 cloth, $23.00 paper, $19.55 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

New York University Press

Based on a two-year study that followed boys from pre-kindergarten through first grade, When Boys Become Boys offers a new way of thinking about boys' development. Through focusing on a critical moment of transition in boys' lives, Judy Y. Chu reveals boys' early ability to be emotionally perceptive, articulate, and responsive in their relationships, and how these "feminine" qualities become less apparent as boys learn to prove that they are boys primarily by showing that they are not girls.

LC 2014000832, ISBN 9780814764688 (c.), ISBN 9780814764800 (p.), ISBN 9780814764619 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.310

Mattu, Ayesha and Nura Maznavi (Editors)

Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, $16.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Beacon Press

In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for American Muslim men to speak openly about their romantic lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms. The twenty-two writers come from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives—including orthodox, cultural, and secular Muslims—reflecting the strength and diversity of their faith community and of America.

LC 2013035892, ISBN 9780807079751 (p.), ISBN 9780807079768 (e.)

AASL: RG, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.388

Collings, Peter Frederick

Becoming Inummarik: Men's Lives in an Inuit Community

424 pp., 6" x 9", 3 maps, $100.00 cloth (CAD), $32.95 paper (CAD), $32.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

March 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

What does it mean to become a man in the Arctic today? Becoming Inummarik focuses on the lives of the first generation of men born and raised primarily in permanent settlements. Forced to balance the difficulties of schooling, jobs, and money that are a part of village life with the conflicting demands of older generations and subsistence hunting, these men struggle to chart their life course and become inummariit-genuine people.

ISBN 9780773543126 (c.), ISBN 9780773543133 (p.), ISBN 9780773590328 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.420

Campbell, Susan

Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

244 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illustrations, $28.95 cloth, $22.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Wesleyan University Press

Susan Campbell brings her own unique blend of empathy and unbridled humor to the story of Harriet Beecher Stowe's younger half-sister, and reveals Isabella's evolution from orthodox Calvinist daughter, wife, and mother, to one of the most influential players in the movement for women's suffrage. "With a journalist's concision and eye for the vivid quote, Susan Campbell captures Isabella Beecher Hooker's quirky temperament and her passion for women's rights. This wry and personal narrative is deeply informed, balanced, and a delight to read."—Joan Hedrick, author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

LC 2013028419, ISBN 9780819573407 (c.), ISBN 9780819573889 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.800

Hobbs, Allyson

A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

400 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 26 halftones, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Harvard University Press

Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.

LC 2014008725, ISBN 9780674368101 (c.), ISBN 9780674744813 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.800

Schneider, Cathy Lisa

Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York

312 pp., 6" x 9", 6 illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $69.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

Rich in historical and ethnographic detail, Police Power and Race Riots offers a compelling account of the processes that fan the flames of urban unrest and the dynamics that subsequently quell the fires. Cathy Lisa Schneider looks at the relationship between racialized police violence and urban upheaval in impoverished neighborhoods of New York and greater Paris, and considers some of the changes that have made American cities less riot-prone today.

LC 2014012641, ISBN 9780812246186 (c.), ISBN 9780812209860 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.800

Stevenson, Garth

Building Nations from Diversity: Canadian and American Experience Compared

336 pp., 6" x 9", $100.00 cloth (CAD), $32.95 paper (CAD), $32.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

May 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

Building Nations from Diversity explores the question of whether the Canadian "mosaic" has differed from the American "melting pot" and provides an informative comparison of both countries' historical and present-day similarities and differences.

ISBN 9780773543850 (c.), ISBN 9780773543867 (p.), ISBN 9780773583207 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


305.896

Mirandé , Alfredo

Jalos, USA: Transnational Community and Identity

240 pp., 6" x 9", 2 charts, $27.00 paper, $18.90 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Notre Dame Press

"Weaving together historical material and ethnographic family accounts, Alfredo Mirandé's Jalos, USA examines the culture and identity of families in Turlock, California, with roots in Jalos, Mexico, and with family members who remain in or return to Mexico. These family stories capture the complexities of transnational lives on both sides of the border and highlight contested gender, class, and generational issues. Whether the family members live in Mexico or the USA, they claim a strong Jalos identity."—Mary Romero, author of The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream

LC 2014001762, ISBN 9780268035327 (p.), ISBN 9780268086947 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


305.906

Gmelch, Sharon Bohn and George Gmelch

Irish Travellers: The Unsettled Life

220 pp., 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", 41 b&w and 41 color illustrations, $40.00 paper, $39.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Indiana University Press

Anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch have been studying the quasi-nomadic people known as Travellers since their fieldwork in the early 1970s, when they lived among Travellers and went on the road in their own horse-drawn wagon. In 2011 they returned to seek out families they had known decades before—shadowed by a film crew and taking with them hundreds of old photographs showing the Travellers' former way of life. Many of these images are included in this book, alongside more recent photos and compelling personal narratives that reveal how Traveller lives have changed now that they have left nomadism behind.

LC 2014011875, ISBN 9780253014535 (p.), ISBN 9780253014610 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.309

Johnson, Bob

Carbon Nation: Fossil Fuels in the Making of American Culture

256 pp., 6" x 9", 25 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2014

University Press of Kansas

The history of America's move away from renewable energy to fossil fuels and the cultural and ecological changes and consequences. "Johnson has crafted a unique and exciting interdisciplinary treatise on the concept of energy in American life that profoundly informs our understanding of the basic cultural patterns of twentieth-century living. His writing style is spry and intelligent, while his insights are provocative and terribly important."—Brian Black, author of Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History

LC 2014026653, ISBN 9780700620043 (c.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


306.362

Farrow, Anne

The Logbooks: Connecticut's Slave Ships and Human Memory

208 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations (8 color plates), $27.95 cloth, $21.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Wesleyan University Press

Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut's mid-eighteenth-century slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting. Farrow's meditations are well researched, and multiple narratives combine in surprising ways to make this an intimate confrontation with the past, and a moving meditation on how slavery still affects us. "A powerful story, heartbreaking, revealing, and redemptive. The Logbooks invites us to join a voyage of discovery into the "triangles' of the trans-Atlantic slave-trade—a deeply personal and empathetic exploration of history, memory, and identity. To lose our grasp on the past, Farrow reminds us, is to become unmoored from our selves."—John Wood Sweet

LC 2014009213, ISBN 9780819573056 (c.), ISBN 9780819573063 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


306.708

Best, Joel and Kathleen A. Bogle

Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex

200 pp., 6" x 9", 5 graphs, 3 tables, 1 b&w photograph, $24.95 cloth, $22.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

New York University Press

To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows....But are most teenage—or younger—children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no....But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents' worst fears? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity.

LC 2014015121, ISBN 9780814760734 (c.), ISBN 9780814762981 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.760

Rupp, Leila J. and Susan K. Freeman (Editors)

Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

312 pp., 6" x 9", 31 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

December 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

Hear from the experts about the challenges of teaching LGBT history and creative ways to incorporate it into the standard U.S. history curriculum. This is the first book designed for university and high school teachers who want to integrate queer history into the standard curriculum. With its inspiring stories, classroom-tested advice, and rich information, it is a valuable resource for anyone who thinks history should be an all-inclusive story.

LC 2014009612, ISBN 9780299302443 (p.), ISBN 9780299302436 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


306.848

Solomon, Marc

Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won

368 pp., 6" x 9", 24 illustrations, $27.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England

Marc Solomon, a veteran leader in the movement for marriage equality, gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry.

LC 2014936578, ISBN 9781611684018 (c.), ISBN 9781611686586 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


306.874

Vandenberg-Daves, Jodi

Modern Motherhood: An American History

344 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 15 photographs, $110.00 cloth, $37.95 paper, $37.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Rutgers University Press

How did mothers transform from parents of secondary importance in the colonies to having their multiple and complex roles continuously connected to the well-being of the nation? In the first comprehensive history of motherhood in the United States, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves explores how tensions over the maternal role have been part and parcel of the development of American society.

LC 2013027195, ISBN 9780813563794 (c.), ISBN 9780813563787 (p.), ISBN 9780813573137 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


306.875

Davis, Dona Lee

Twins Talk: What Twins Tell Us about Person, Self, and Society

312 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, $80.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, $26.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Ohio University Press

An ethnographic study of identical twins, Twins Talk considers what twins have to say about themselves, instead of what researchers have written. Dona Lee Davis interviewed twenty-two sets of identical twins attending the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. Lively and opinionated, each comes through as a whole person who at the same time maintains a special bond that the majority of people will never experience. The study challenges the nature/nurture debates that dominate contemporary research on twins. The author, herself an identical twin, draws on her own life to inform her analysis of the data throughout the text.

LC 2014029923, ISBN 9780821421116 (c.), ISBN 9780821421123 (p.), ISBN 9780821444993 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


307.141

Albrecht, Don E.

Rethinking Rural: Global Community and Economic Development in the Small Town West

224 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, references, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

May 2014

Washington State University Press

The internet is shaping a worldwide revolution, and for western rural communities, it promises both obstacles and opportunity. Rethinking Rural traces the environmental and cultural history of the American West, summarizes three emerging issues related to the new global society, and offers guidance to community leaders and policy makers seeking ways to address poverty, increasing inequality, changing demographics, resource management, and conservation challenges.

LC 2014004599, ISBN 9780874223194 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


307.141

Hum, Tarry

Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park

296 pp., 6" x 9", 7 halftones, 15 tables, 1 map, $89.50 cloth, $32.95 paper, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Temple University Press

Based on more than a decade of research, this book charts the evolution of Sunset Park—with a densely concentrated working-poor and racially diverse immigrant population—from the late 1960s to its current status as one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods. "[T]his work will be of strongest interest to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars of Asian American studies, urban studies, and urban planning. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."—Choice

LC 2014004476, ISBN 9781439910900 (c.), ISBN 9781439910917 (p.), ISBN 9781439910924 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


307.740

Sandul, Paul J. P.

California Dreaming: Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State

220 pp., 6" x 9", 40 images, $27.99 paper, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

West Virginia University Press

At the turn of the 20th century, the California dream was a suburban ideal where life on the farm was exceptional. Agrarian virtue existed alongside good roads, social clubs, cultural institutions, and business commerce. The California suburban dream was the ultimate symbol of progress and modernity. California Dreaming...analyzes the growth, promotion, and agricultural colonization that fed this dream during the early 1900s. Through this analysis, Paul J. P. Sandul introduces a newly identified rural-suburban type: the agriburb, a rural suburb deliberately planned, developed, and promoted for profit. Sandul reconceptualizes California's growth during this time period, establishing the agriburb as a suburban phenomenon that occurred long before the booms of the 1920s and 1950s.

LC 2014025847, ISBN 9781938228865 (p.), ISBN 9781938228872 (e.)

AASL: O, RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


307.760

Knox, Paul (Editor)

Atlas of Cities

256 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", includes stunning info-graphics, maps, charts, tables, and photos, $49.50 cloth, CIP included

July 2014

Princeton University Press

"This fascinating survey effectively complemented and enriched by color maps, charts, and illustrations, celebrates the urban landscape's past, present, and potential for the future. Intended for the general reader, Knox's reference is recommended to anyone interested in urban studies and geography."—Library Journal starred review. "This is a new type of map. It does what words alone cannot do; it makes visible the thick patterns that are cutting across old divides."—Saskia Sassen, Columbia University and author of Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy

LC 2013954981, ISBN 9780691157818 (c.)

AASL: G/P


307.766

D'Emilio, John

In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life

282 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 paper, $22.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

These timely essays reflect upon the social, cultural, and political changes in twenty-first century America brought about by LGBT activism.

LC 2013033118, ISBN 9780299297749 (p.), ISBN 9780299297732 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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320-329 Political Science


320.530

Danielson, Leilah

American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

472 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $55.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

American Gandhi traces the evolving political and religious views of one of the most beloved figures of the American left. Through A.J. Muste's exemplary career as a peace activist and radical, Leilah Danielson charts the rise and fall of American liberalism and the left over the course of the twentieth century.

LC 2014007120, ISBN 9780812246391 (c.), ISBN 9780812291773 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


320.973

Byrne, Malcolm

Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power

448 pp., 6" x 9", 24 illustrations, 2 maps, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University Press of Kansas

"A high-quality, meticulously researched book that sheds much light on a controversy that, nearly three decades ago, shook the American political system to its core....Byrne, the deputy director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, has been studying the scandal since it first erupted, and he has now pulled together years of research into a very good book that lays the scandal's ugly intricacies bare."—Wall Street Journal

LC 2014014486, ISBN 9780700619917 (c.), ISBN 9780700620364 (e.)

AASL: O

RUSA/CODES: S


323.092

Yanco, Jennifer J.

Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

110 pp., 6" x 9", $15.00 paper, $4.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Indiana University Press

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism—what he called the "giant triplets". Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. "My objective is to highlight the important aspects of Dr. King's work which have all but disappeared from popular memory, so that more of us can really "see' King." After briefly telling the familiar story of King's civil rights campaigns and accomplishments, she considers the lesser-known concerns that are an essential part of his legacy.

LC 2013050152, ISBN 9780253014160 (p.), ISBN 9780253014245 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


323.119

Wolcott, Victoria W.

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America

320 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters tells the story of the battle for access to leisure space in cities across the United States. This detailed and eloquent history shows how African Americans fought to enter segregated amusement areas not only in pursuit of happiness but in connection to a wider movement for racial equality.

LC 2012002588, ISBN 9780812244342 (c.), ISBN 9780812223286 (p.), ISBN 9780812207590 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


324.241

Minkin, Lewis

The Blair Supremacy: A Study in the Politics of Labour's Party Management

864 pp., 6" x 9", GBP £90.00 cloth, GBP £26.99 paper, CIP included

April 2014

Manchester University Press

Lewis Minkin has immense experience [with] the Labour Party and has acted as adviser to two major internal reviews of the internal party organisation. As the author of two widely acclaimed and original studies on the Labour Party, The Labour Party Conference and The Contentious Alliance, he possesses an unrivaled grasp of the subtleties and nuances of Labour's internal relationships. The Blair Supremacy is groundbreaking in its investigation of the processes, methods, character and politics of party management....The study challenges many misconceptions and sheds new light on the Blair legacy and on the intense controversies surrounding him. It also adds greatly to our understanding of some acute contemporary problems in British political life.

LC 2014466016, ISBN 9780719073793 (c.), ISBN 9780719073809 (p.)

AASL: O/HS


324.256

Baram, Amatzia

Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968-2003: Ba`thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

496 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2014

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Saddam Husayn and Islam...offers an intellectual history of the Ba`thi Party from the 1940s through 2003. Amatzia Baram focuses on the transition from its early insistence on "unity, freedom, and socialism" to its Islamization by the time it was toppled by U.S. forces in 2003....Baram reveals signs that Saddam Hussein himself became some sort of born-again Muslim, though these signs are inconclusive. Sources include open source material but also internal secret files and highly classified audiotapes of Saddam Hussein that were made available to researchers at the Conflict Records Research Center at National Defense University and some documents at the Hoover Institution.

LC 2014020675, ISBN 9781421415826 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


324.273

Jackson, John S.

The American Political Party System: Continuity and Change Over Ten Presidential Elections

225 pp., 6" x 9", $36.00 paper, $36.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Brookings Institution Press

This book details a breakdown of the evolution of political parties from 1832 to the current era. Jackson also examines the internal mechanisms and personalities of the Democratic and Republican parties. He compares multiple presidential elections, thus telling a broader story of the unfolding of today's party polarization and gridlock. He also explores the theoretical meaning of the changes observed in the parties from the responsible party model perspective. Specific focus is given to political elites who are sophisticated about politics and who make strategic decisions, but are also bound by their humanity and occasionally fail to see the right decision due to their own personal biases.

LC 2014022511, ISBN 9780815726371 (p.), ISBN 9780815726388 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


324.273

Johnson, Howard Eugene with Wendy Johnson

A Dancer in the Revolution: Stretch Johnson, Harlem Communist at the Cotton Club

216 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $22.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Fordham University Press

"In this vivid memoir, Howard "Stretch' Johnson shares his unforgettable journey from the dance floor of the Cotton Club to the top echelons of the Communist Party. With colorful tales of the nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance and insightful reflections on the American left and Black freedom struggle, A Dancer in the Revolution is hard to put down. Johnson tells his remarkable life story with wit and grace, sharing stories of pain and regret, but never-ending commitment to social justice."—Martha Biondi, author of To Stand and Fight: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City and The Black Revolution on Campus

LC 2013043884, ISBN 9780823256532 (c.), ISBN 9780823256556 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RS


324.973

Davis, Michael A.

Politics as Usual: Thomas Dewey, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Wartime Presidential Campaign of 1944

260 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 paper, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

Politics as Usual is a comprehensive study of the presidential election of 1944. Michael Davis focuses his attention on the loser, Dewey, and shows how he emerged as a central figure for the Republican Party. Davis examines the political landscape in the United States in the early 1940s, including the state of the two parties, and the rhetoric and strategies employed by both the Dewey and Roosevelt campaigns.

LC 2014025214, ISBN 9780875807119 (p.), ISBN 9781609091699 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


327.73

Adams, Gordon and Shoon Murray (Editors)

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy?

256 pp., 6" x 9", 8 figures, 7 tables, $54.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

December 2014

Georgetown University Press

Mission Creep...examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US foreign policy....Contributors investigate and provide different perspectives on the extent to which military leaders and DOD have increased their influence and involvement in areas such as foreign aid, development, diplomacy, policy debates, and covert operations....Mission Creep's assessment and policy recommendations about how to rebalance the role of civilian agencies in foreign policy decision making and implementation will interest scholars and students of US foreign policy, defense policy, and security studies, as well as policy practitioners interested in the limits and extents of militarization.

LC 2014011282, ISBN 9781626161146 (c.), ISBN 9781626160934 (p.), ISBN 9781626160941 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


328.73

Mann, Robert (Editor)

Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 8 charts, $22.50 paper, $11.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Louisiana State University Press

Working Congress...seeks to isolate the reasons for Congress's staggering decline in public opinion, and to propose remedies to reverse the grave dysfunction in America's most important political institution. Aided by the input of retired members of Congress from both major parties, editor Robert Mann and his fellow contributors identify paralyzing partisan rancor as perhaps the most significant reason for the American public's declining support of its main representative body....Though these scholars and former members share a conviction that men and women of good will can and should work together, they do not assume that their solutions will herald a bipartisan utopia. Instead, they recognize that Congress is, and will always be, a work in progress.

LC 2014006077, ISBN 9780807157374 (p.), ISBN 9780807157398 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


328.730

Clyburn, James E.

Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

376 pp., 7" x 10", 46 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of South Carolina Press

In Blessed Experiences, U.S. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina tells in his own inspirational words how an African American boy from the Jim Crow South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." This memoir covers his beginnings as a civil rights leader and ascension into national politics as assistant Democratic leader of the House.

LC 2013027984, ISBN 9781611173376 (c.), ISBN 9781611175592 (p.), ISBN 9781611173383 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


328.730

Mueller, Ken S.

Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers

328 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

Ken S. Mueller provides a fascinating portrait of Senator Benton. His political character, while viewed as flawed by contemporary standards, is balanced by his unconditional devotion to his particular vision. Mueller evaluates Benton's career in light of his attitudes toward slavery, Indian removal, and the Mexican borderlands, among other topics, and reveals Benton's importance to a new generation of readers.

LC 2013041733, ISBN 9780875804798 (c.), ISBN 9780875807003 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G

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330-339 Economics


330.973

Vague, Richard

The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It

104 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 24 illustrations, $15.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this illuminating and provocative work, Richard Vague argues that the rapid expansion of private debt—rather than public spending—is what constrains economic growth and triggers economic calamities like the financial crisis of 2008.

LC 2012474716, ISBN 9780812247046 (c.), ISBN 9780812291100 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


331.117

Brennan, Denise

Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

304 pp., 6" x 9", 18 photographs, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Duke University Press

Life Interrupted introduces us to survivors of human trafficking who are struggling to get by and make homes for themselves in the United States. Having spent nearly a decade following the lives of formerly trafficked men and women, Denise Brennan recounts in close detail their flight from their abusers and their courageous efforts to rebuild their lives.

LC 2013026436, ISBN 9780822356240 (c.), ISBN 9780822356332 (p.), ISBN 9780822376910 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


331.510

Raphael, Steven

The New Scarlet Letter?: Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

107 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 10 figures, $14.99 paper, CIP included

May 2014

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Raphael provides a concise overview of the barriers faced by ex-convicts as they attempt to reenter the U.S. labor market. First, he studies the factors that influence the market's supply and demand sides. Next, he presents an empirical portrait of the inmate population, recently released inmates, and the youth who eventually enter the prison system as young adults. Raphael reviews what is known about how employers use criminal histories in screening job applicants and the empirical research on the effects of a criminal record on labor market outcomes; he then describes programs designed to help inmates enter the labor force that show positive results.

LC 2014014740, ISBN 9780880994798 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


331.761

Libicki, Martin C., David Senty, and Julia Pollak

Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cybersecurity Labor Market

106 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illustrations, $22.95 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

RAND Corporation

There is a general perception that there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals within the United States, and a particular shortage of these professionals within the federal government, working on national security as well as intelligence. Shortages of this nature complicate securing the nation's networks and may leave the United States ill-prepared to carry out conflict in cyberspace. RAND examined the current status of the labor market for cybersecurity professionals....This effort was in three parts: first, a review of the literature; second, interviews with managers and educators of cybersecurity professionals, supplemented by reportage; and third, an examination of the economic literature about labor markets.

LC 2014021897, ISBN 9780833085009 (p.), ISBN 9780833085016 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


331.881

Isaacs, Charles S.

Inside Ocean Hill—Brownsville: A Teacher's Education, 1968-69

364 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photographs, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

State University of New York Press

The story of an Ocean Hill—Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers' strike of 1968. "...Isaacs offers a compelling inside account...[his] generally positive minority report on the experimental school district in Ocean Hill—Brownsville evokes a reverberating problem that the evolution of school governance has still not resolved: the role of parents."—New York Times

LC 2013042569, ISBN 9781438452968 (p.), ISBN 9781438452975 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


331.892

Bullock, David

Coal Wars: Unions, Strikes, and Violence in Depression-Era Central Washington

208 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2014

Washington State University Press

Strikes are a way of life for central Washington coal miners and their families, but Tuesday, April 3, 1934, is different. This time, people are afraid. Wives and mothers pelt cars with rocks, rotten eggs, and cow pies. They curse and assault anyone who dares to cross their picket line. This time, conflicting union alliances turn residents of Roslyn, Cle Elem, and Ronald against each other, and the heated, violent battle leaves deep, lasting scars. A refreshingly balanced account, Coal Wars captures the details surrounding a dual union movement in the 1930s American West while portraying the region's melting pot of working families and the socio-political impacts of New Deal policies.

LC 2014017377, ISBN 9780874223255 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


332

Crosthwaite, Paul, Peter Knight, and Nicky Marsh (Editors)

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present

172 pp., 10" x 7", 87 colour illustrations, GBP £20.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2014

Manchester University Press

What does money really stand for? How can the abstractions of high finance be made visible? Show Me the Money documents how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media over the last three centuries in Britain and the United States. It tells the story of how artists have grappled with the increasingly intangible and self-referential nature of money, from the South Sea Bubble to our current crisis.

LC 2014469573, ISBN 9780719096259 (c.)

AASL: O/HS


332.024

Russell, James W.

Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

224 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $20.00 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Beacon Press

Social Insecurity tells the story of a massive and international retirement robbery—a substantial transfer of wealth from everyday workers to Wall Street financiers via tremendously costly hidden fees. Russell traces what amounts to a perfect swindle, from its ideological origins at Milton Friedman's infamous Chicago School to its implementation in Chile under Pinochet's dictatorship and its adoption in America through Reaganomics. Enraging yet hopeful, Russell offers concrete ideas on how individuals and society can arrest this downward spiral.

LC 2013043335, ISBN 9780807012567 (c.), ISBN 9780807014707 (p.), ISBN 9780807012574 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, S


332.041

Piketty, Thomas

(Translated by Arthur Goldhammer)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

696 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 96 graphs, 18 tables, $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

LC 2013036024, ISBN 9780674430006 (c.), ISBN 9780674369559 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


332.109

Jaffe, Steven H. and Jessica Lautin

Capital of Capital: Money, Banking and Power in New York City, 1784-2012

304 pp., 7" x 10", 150 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, $44.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Columbia University Press

Based on a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, Capital of Capital features the key leaders of banking, including Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, as well as its critics, such as Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. The book also covers the major events and controversies that have shaped the history of banking and includes a fascinating array of primary materials ranging from antebellum bank notes and ledgers to early credit cards and advertisements.

LC 2013050931, ISBN 9780231169103 (c.), ISBN 9780231537711 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


333.709

Hayden, Anders

When Green Growth Is Not Enough: Climate Change, Ecological Modernization, and Sufficiency

568 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w photographs, 2 tables, 4 diagrams, $125.00 cloth (CAD), $34.95 paper (CAD), $34.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

November 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

Is the pursuit of endless economic growth compatible with the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid the worst extremes of climate change? In When Green Growth Is Not Enough, Anders Hayden analyzes the political battle between three competing approaches to this question and how it has played out in Canada and Britain.

ISBN 9780773544079 (c.), ISBN 9780773544086 (p.), ISBN 9780773596337 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


333.72

Levitt, James N.

Conservation Catalysts: The Academy as Nature's Agent

368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2014

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Academic institutions—from colleges and universities to research institutes and field stations—are surprisingly powerful and effective catalysts for integrating elements into strategically significant and enduring large landscape conservation initiatives. This edited volume gathers more than a dozen first-hand accounts of the long-term impacts academics are making on the ground, from the University of Nairobi to Harvard. With measurable results, their efforts are protecting wildlife habitat, improving water quality, building sustainable economies, and bettering public amenities around the world now and for centuries to come.

LC 2014022573, ISBN 9781558443013 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


333.760

Stuart, Don

Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other

288 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, notes, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

August 2014

Washington State University Press

Don Stuart believes two dangerous trends—the loss of farms and damage to ecosystems—are connected, and that a major cause is the political deadlock between farmers and environmental activists. He offers a radical proposal: collaboration. To promote empathy and point out the costs of continued political impasse, he presents opposing perspectives. Topics include incentives, regulations, government spending, environmental markets, growth management, climate change, public lands grazing, and the Federal Farm Bill. Drawing from a lifetime spent settling conflicts, he identifies characteristics of successful community programs to suggest a model for a prosperous, healthy future.

LC 2014017376, ISBN 9780874223224 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


333.92

Johnson, Rody

Chasing the Wind: Inside the Alternative Energy Battle

192 pp., 6" x 9", 24 photographs, 11 tables, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

University of Tennessee Press

In this lucid, balanced book, Rody Johnson investigates the development and deployment of wind power—and, in particular, the ways in which a heated battle over that energy source played out in an Appalachian community. Johnson's wide-ranging account examines the history of wind power; its capacity and output in comparison to such sources as fossil fuels, other renewables, and nuclear energy; the infrastructural challenges of transmitting electricity from wind farms to end users; global efforts to curb carbon emissions, including the Kyoto treaty; the role of public policy, government subsidies, and tax breaks; and the differences and similarities between wind power regimes in the United States and Europe.

LC 2013039693, ISBN 9781621900290 (p.), ISBN 9781621900696 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


336.225

Anderson, John E. and Richard W. England

Use-Value Assessment of Rural Land in the United States

176 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $30.00 paper, CIP included

June 2014

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

[This book] explains the origins, key features, and implementation of use-value assessment (UVA) programs in property taxation in the United States during the last half-century. Intended audience consists of academics who study public finance, agricultural and land economics, urban economics and regional planning, environmental economics, and state tax and conservation. Use-Value Assessment of Rural Land in the United States covers theory, practice, criticism, and reform recommendations.

LC 2014009415, ISBN 9781558442979 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


337.702

Mueller, Sherry Lee and Mark Overmann

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development

Second Edition

352 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook

February 2014

Georgetown University Press

Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional to address issues that recognize the meteoric rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events....Like the award-winning first edition, Working World is a rare and valuable resource to students and graduates interested in careers in international affairs, mid-career professionals who want to make a career change or shift, as well as guidance counselors and career center specialists at universities.

LC 2007050931, ISBN 9781626160538 (p.), ISBN 9781626160545 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


338.181

Walsh, Susan

Trojan-Horse Aid: Seeds of Resistance and Resilience in the Bolivian Highlands and Beyond

352 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photographs, $100.00 cloth (CAD), $32.95 paper (CAD), $32.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

December 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

In a compelling first-hand account of development assistance gone awry, Susan Walsh recounts how national, international, and multilateral organizations failed the Jalq'a people in the Bolivian Andes during the early millennium. Intent on assisting potato farmers, development organizations pushed for changes that ultimately served their own interests, paradoxically undermining local resilience and pushing farmers off their lands.

ISBN 9780773544338 (c.), ISBN 9780773544345 (p.), ISBN 9780773596610 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


338.278

Cleveland, Todd

Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds

240 pp., 6" x 9", maps, photos, $26.95 paper, $21.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Ohio University Press

Africa supplies most of the world's diamonds, yet consumers know little about the origins of these gems beyond sensationalized accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the history of Africa's diamonds, from the earliest stirrings of international interest in the continent's mineral wealth to the present day. The book considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans—from informal miners to premiers of mineral-rich states—and their relationships to the stones that bring both wealth and misery. Stones of Contention illustrates the scope and complexity of the African diamond trade and its impact on individuals and societies.

LC 2014007945, ISBN 9780821421000 (p.), ISBN 9780821444825 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, S


338.860

Cunningham, Lawrence A.

Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

336 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, $29.95 cloth, $28.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Columbia University Press

Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world's largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buffett. This book proves them wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate culture that unites Berkshire's subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerate's continued prosperity. Riveting stories of each subsidiary's origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire reveal how managers generate economic value from intangibles like thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence.

LC 2014013371, ISBN 9780231170048 (c.), ISBN 9780231538695 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S

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340-349 Law


341.52

Clarke, Colin P. and Christopher Paul

From Stalemate to Settlement: Lessons for Afghanistan from Historical Insurgencies That Have Been Resolved Through Negotiations

92 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

RAND Corporation

In June 2013, the Afghan Taliban opened a political office in Qatar to facilitate peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan governments. Negotiating an end to an insurgency can be a long and arduous process beset by false starts and continued violence, but a comprehensive review of historical cases that ended in settlement shows that these negotiations followed a similar path that can be generalized into a "master narrative." This research examines 13 historical cases of insurgencies that were resolved through negotiated settlement in which neither side (insurgents or counterinsurgents) unambiguously prevailed. Taken together, these cases reveal that the path to negotiated settlement generally proceeds in seven steps in a common sequence.

LC 2014003512, ISBN 9780833082374 (p.), ISBN 9780833082428 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S


342.730

Frank, Walter

Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy

248 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Rutgers University Press

In this gripping new book, legal expert Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at pivotal court cases in the struggle for gay rights. Along the way, he tells the story of the individuals who were willing to take risks by fighting for those rights. Bringing complex legal issues down to earth for the non-lawyer, Law and the Gay Rights Story not only provides a vivid chronicle of the past fifty years, but also explores where the battle for gay rights might go from here.

LC 2013037752, ISBN 9780813568713 (c.), ISBN 9780813573304 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


342.730

Gonzales, Alberto R. and David N. Strange

A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform: Perspectives from a Former US Attorney General

224 pp., 6" x 9", index, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Texas Tech University Press

Although the United States is a nation founded by immigrants, Alberto R. Gonzales and David N. Strange believe that national immigration policy and enforcement over the past thirty years has been inadequate. This failure by federal leaders has resulted in a widespread introduction of state immigration laws across the country. Gonzales and Strange assert that the solution to current immigration challenges is reform of federal immigration laws, including common sense border control, tougher workplace enforcement, changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act, and a revised visa process.

LC 2014024584, ISBN 9780896728967 (c.), ISBN 9780896728974 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


347.732

Epps, Garrett

American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this provocative and insightful book, constitutional scholar and journalist Garrett Epps reviews the key decisions of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term through the words of the nation's nine most powerful legal authorities. Epps succinctly outlines one opinion or dissent from each of the justices during the recent term, using it to illuminate the political and ideological views that prevail on the Court. The result is a highly readable summary of the term's most controversial cases as well as a probing investigation of the issues and personalities that shape the Court's decisions.

LC 2014430935, ISBN 9780812247183 (c.), ISBN 9780812291308 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G

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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


350

Okerstrom, Dennis R.

Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II

312 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 25 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook

July 2014

University of Missouri Press

Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider.

LC 2015302427, ISBN 9780826220271 (c.), ISBN 9780826273222 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


352.293

Winegarten, Debra L.

Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $14.95 paper, $14.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Texas Press

This young adult biography introduces middle school readers to a remarkable woman who founded the Women's Army Corps, served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and ran a media empire that included the Houston Post newspaper and radio.

LC 2013042478, ISBN 9780292722682 (p.), ISBN 9780292758100 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


355.008

Knauer, Christine

Let Us Fight as Free Men: Black Soldiers and Civil Rights

352 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $49.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

University of Pennsylvania Press

Let Us Fight as Free Men explores the African American fight for the desegregation of the American military between the Second World War and the Korean War. The book credits black soldiers and civilian efforts, more than Truman's executive order, for achieving integration in the context of the Cold War. Let Us Fight as Free Men reveals the heated debates about the meaning of military service, manhood, and civil rights strategies within the African American community and the United States as a whole.

LC 2013046747, ISBN 9780812245974 (c.), ISBN 9780812209594 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.009

Papas, Phillip

Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

410 pp., 6" x 9", 41 halftones,5 maps, $39.00 cloth, $33.15 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

New York University Press

In November 1774, a pamphlet to the "People of America" was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, who was one of the earliest advocates for American independence....Renegade Revolutionary...is a vivid new portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of the American revolutionaries....This book retells the story of a man who had been dismissed by contemporaries and by history....By studying Lee's life, his political and military ideas, and his style of leadership, we gain new insights into the way the American revolutionaries fought and won their independence from Britain.

LC 2013362548, ISBN 9780814767658 (c.), ISBN 9781479811793 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.033

Echevarria II, Antulio J.

Reconsidering the American Way of War: US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan

226 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Georgetown University Press

Challenging several longstanding notions about the American way of war, this book examines US strategic and operational practice from 1775 to 2014. It surveys all major US wars from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as most smaller US conflicts to determine what patterns, if any, existed in American uses of force....Providing a fresh look at how America's leaders have used military force historically and what that may mean for the future, this book should be of interest to military practitioners and policymakers, students and scholars of military history and security studies, and general readers interested in military history and the future of military power.

LC 2013034006, ISBN 9781626161399 (c.), ISBN 9781626160675 (p.), ISBN 9781626160682 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


355.450

Hansen, David M.

Battle Ready: The National Coast Defense System and the Fortification of Puget Sound, 1894-1925

176 pp., 10 1/2" x 9", photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $32.95 paper, CIP included

July 2014

Washington State University Press

Altered landscapes and an array of concrete structures—remnants of Puget Sound fortifications—serve as silent reminders of a unique chapter in Pacific Northwest history. The waterway's wide entrance, deep waters, and recurrent fog left it vulnerable to attack, and it became part of the National Coast Defense System in 1894. Following construction on Point Wilson, Admiralty Head, and Marrowstone Point, the harbor became one of the most heavily guarded in the United States. Battle Ready describes designs, innovations, frustrations over implementation plans, and the experience of serving in the fortifications during their period of greatest importance. The extensively researched volume summarizes the fascinating saga of Washington State's seacoast defense.

LC 2014004600, ISBN 9780874223200 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: RS

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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


362.101

Jones, Therese, Delese Wear, and Lester D. Friedman (Editors)

Health Humanities Reader

448 pp., 7" x 10", 12 photographs, 2 graphic chapters, $110.00 cloth, $65.00 paper, $65.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Rutgers University Press

In this definitive new collection, fifty-four leading scholars come together to survey the vital work being done in the health humanities. Reflecting the extraordinary diversity of this burgeoning field, it brings together nurses and philosophers, scientists and historians, to discuss everything from mental illness to doctor-patient relationships. Including forty six original essays organized around twelve topics, Health Humanities Reader is written in an accessible style that presents serious issues with warmth and humor.

LC 2013021942, ISBN 9780813562476 (c.), ISBN 9780813562469 (p.), ISBN 9780813573670 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


362.106

Parsons, Patricia J.

Beyond Persuasion: Communication Strategies for Healthcare Managers in the Digital Age

216 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

University of Toronto Press

In this book, Patricia J. Parsons provides healthcare managers with a guide to using strategic communication to meet both personal and professional objectives in the digital age. Beyond Persuasion is full of valuable information on issues such as how to develop fundamental skills, communicate strategically with internal groups such as employees and medical staff, and develop relationships with the external community and both traditional and new media.

LC 2012526664, ISBN 9781442647213 (c.), ISBN 9781442615342 (p.), ISBN 9781442667549 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


362.109

Craig, David M.

Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy

280 pp., 6" x 9", $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Georgetown University Press

Health Care as a Social Good...argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system is a national priority but Americans have failed to find a way to work together that bypasses our differences. Craig insists that community engagement around the common religious conviction that healing is a shared responsibility can help us achieve this transformation—one that will not only help us realize a new and better system, but one that reflects the ideals of American democracy and the common good.

LC 2014005920, ISBN 9781626161382 (c.), ISBN 9781626160774 (p.), ISBN 9781626160989 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


362.16

Baker, Beth

With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older

256 pp., 6" x 9", $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Vanderbilt University Press

In this book, award-winning journalist Beth Baker tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, Baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable. Drawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, the author encourages readers to plan for a future with strong connections.

LC 2013041118, ISBN 9780826519870 (c.), ISBN 9780826519887 (p.), ISBN 9780826519894 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


362.196

Byrnes, Isabel Stenzel and Anabel Stenzel

The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis

Updated and Expanded Edition

360 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 illustrations, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Missouri Press

For most people, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis means the certainty of a life ended too soon. But for Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel, twin girls with the disease, what began as a family's stubborn determination grew into a miracle. The tragedy of CF has been touchingly recounted in such books as Frank Deford's Alex: The Life of a Child, but The Power of Two is the first book to portray the symbiotic relationship of twins who share this life-threatening disease through adulthood. Isabel and Anabel tell of their lifelong struggle to pursue normal lives with cystic fibrosis while grappling with the realization that they will die young.

LC 2007028962, ISBN 9780826220325 (p.), ISBN 9780826273420 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


362.220

Dobransky, Kerry Michael

Managing Madness in the Community: The Challenge of Contemporary Mental Health Care

192 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, $75.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Rutgers University Press

The mentally ill might not go to Shutter Island or The Cuckoo's Nest, but that doesn't mean they're getting the best care they can. With extensive, unique ethnographic research at two community-based organizations that provide the bulk of such care, Managing Madness in the Community lays bare the true nature, effects, and costs of our fragmented mental health system and provides a useful broad framework that will help researchers and policymakers understand the key forces influencing the system today.

LC 2013027187, ISBN 9780813563091 (c.), ISBN 9780813563084 (p.), ISBN 9780813571546 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


362.734

Jacobs, Margaret D.

A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World

400 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, 1 table, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of Nebraska Press

Examination of the post-WWII international phenomenon of governments legally taking indigenous children away from their primary families and placing them with adoptive parents in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. "Using compelling stories and weighty evidence, Jacobs has uncovered a modern and ongoing story of child-stealing in the United States. She lays out the shocking history of Native American adoption and the good liberal logic that enabled it in a page-turner of a book."—Anne F. Hyde, Bancroft Prize-winning author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860

LC 2014011395, ISBN 9780803255364 (c.), ISBN 9780803276567 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: O


362.829

Jiang-Stein, Deborah

Prison Baby: A Memoir

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $14.00 paper, $14.00 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Beacon Press

Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang-Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set her apart from her well-intentioned white parents, who evaded questions about her past. But when Deborah discovered a letter revealing the truth—that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother and spent the first year of her life there—she spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope. Ultimately, Deborah overcame the secrecy of her birth and found peace by helping others—proving that redemption and acceptance is possible, even from the darkest corners.

LC 2013039396, ISBN 9780807098103 (p.), ISBN 9780807098110 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


362.878

Garcia, J. Malcolm

What Wars Leave Behind: The Faceless and the Forgotten

310 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook

June 2014

University of Missouri Press

In What Wars Leave Behind, J. Malcolm Garcia reveals the people and pain behind the statistics....Garcia describes his travels in some of the world's hotspots in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In a series of personal travel essays that read like short stories, he exposes the endless messiness of war and the failings of good intentions, and he traces their impact on the lives of natives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Kosovo, Chad, and Syria....These are the stories of how a middle-class guy from the Midwest with a social work degree learned to experience and embrace the cultures of Third World countries in conflict—and lived to tell the tale.

LC 2015302349, ISBN 9780826220219 (c.), ISBN 9780826273260 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G, S


362.883

Ream, Anne K.

Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

216 pp., 6" x 9", 15 photographs, $24.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Beacon Press

Partly a personal history of Anne K. Ream's own experience rebuilding her life in the wake of sexual violence, partly a memoir of a journey spent listening to survivors, Lived Through This is both deeply personal and resolutely political. From the women of Atenco, Mexico, who are subjects of a high profile Amnesty International campaign, to Fatou Diallo, a Senegalese rap star who is using her music to address sexual violence in Africa, to Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina), who speaks candidly about how her personal experience inspired her award-winning book, Lived Through This is about listening to—and learning from—sexual violence survivors.

LC 2013045411, ISBN 9780807033364 (c.), ISBN 9780807039304 (p.), ISBN 9780807033371 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.119

Galuszka, Peter A.

Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets behind Big Coal

300 pp., 6" x 9", 14 images, map, $19.99 paper, CIP included

November 2014

West Virginia University Press

On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years—a disaster that never should have happened....With Thunder on the Mountain, Peter A. Galuszka pieces together the true story of greed and negligence behind the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine, and in doing so he has created a devastating portrait of an entire industry that exposes the coal-black motivations that led to the death of twenty-nine miners and fuel the ongoing war for the world's energy future. This new paper edition....also includes a notes section and a bibliography.

LC 2012028241, ISBN 9781940425245 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


363.179

Bamberger, Michelle and Robert Oswald

The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

256 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Beacon Press

In The Real Cost of Fracking, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald give the other side of the narrative about fracking. They have documented dozens of cases of contamination at drilling sites across the country, where people, pets, and livestock can't drink their water or breathe their air without getting sick. Bamberger and Oswald explore the health effects on living creatures, putting a face on the consequences of fracking by telling the heartrending stories of affected families. This probing and disturbing study will appeal to those interested in this burgeoning form of energy, as well as in issues of public health, environmental justice, and the safety of our food supply.

LC 2014000487, ISBN 9780807084939 (c.), ISBN 9780807084946 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.179

Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants; Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council of the National Academies

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U. S. Nuclear Plants

394 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", $79.95 paper, CIP included

October 2014

The National Academies Press

[This book] is a study of the Fukushima Daiichi accident. This book examines the causes of the crisis, the performance of safety systems at the plant, and the responses of its operators following the earthquake and tsunami. The report then considers the lessons that can be learned and their implications for U.S. safety and storage of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste, commercial nuclear reactor safety and security regulations, and design improvements. Lessons Learned makes recommendations...to enable effective ad hoc responses to severe accidents. This book's recommendations...will help the industry prepare for events that could challenge the design of plant structures and lead to a loss of critical safety functions.

LC 2014954121, ISBN 9780309272537 (p.), ISBN 9780309272544 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


363.325

Masco, Joseph

The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror

280 pp., 6" x 9", 57 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Duke University Press

The anthropologist Joseph Masco locates the origins of the present-day U.S. counterterrorism apparatus in the Cold War's "balance of terror." He shows how, after the attacks of 9/11, the U.S. Global War on Terror mobilized a wide range of affective, conceptual, and institutional resources established during the Cold War to enable a new planetary theater of operations.

LC 2014007343, ISBN 9780822357933 (c.), ISBN 9780822358060 (p.), ISBN 9780822375999 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


363.349

Henderson, Bonnie

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast

330 pp., 6" x 9", epilogue, maps, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2014

Oregon State University Press

Not until the late 1990s did scientists fix the date, hour, and magnitude of the Pacific Northwest coast's last megathrust earthquake: 9 p.m., January 26, 1700, magnitude 9.0—one of the largest quakes the world has known. When the next one strikes—this year or hundreds of years from now—the tsunami it generates is likely to be the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the United States. The Next Tsunami tells the compelling story of how scientists came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone and how ordinary people cope with that knowledge.

LC 2013040039, ISBN 9780870717321 (p.)

AASL: RG, S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O, G, S


363.349

Wood, Gillen D'Arcy

Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

312 pp., 6" x 9", 25 halftones, 25 line illustrations, 1 table, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Princeton University Press

"Persuasively entertaining....If not the first, Mr. Wood's book is by far the best on the subject, and most comprehensive."—Wall Street Journal. "Wood's compelling and at times terrifying "cautionary tale' details the global effects of the April 1815 volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia....For large public libraries and academic collections."—Library Journal. "The lessons of Tambora's "Frankenstein weather'—as Wood is quick to point out—may carry special weight in today's era of climate upheaval."—The New Yorker

LC 2013021152, ISBN 9780691150543 (c.), ISBN 9781400851409 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


363.450

Brownstein, Henry H., Timothy M. Mulcahy, and Johannes Huessy

The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs

172 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

Rutgers University Press

The result of a study stretching from small-town America to Mexican cartels, and from law enforcement officers and drug treatment workers to local dealers and users, this book tells the story of how methamphetamine markets evolved in the United States—and thrived, despite vigorous legal and law enforcement challenges. Through the eyes and words of dealers, users, police officers, and treatment workers, the authors produce a complex picture of the social operation, organization, and meaning of the meth industry in America.

LC 2013040664, ISBN 9780813569840 (c.), ISBN 9780813574561 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G, S


363.680

Wauer, Roland H.

My Wild Life: A Memoir of Adventures within America's National Parks

288 pp., 8" x 8", 24 color and 95 b&w photographs, index, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Texas Tech University Press

Few people have the opportunity to live and work in America's magnificent national parks, let alone in a wide diversity of those great parks. For thirty-two years, beginning when he was hired as a seasonal ranger until he retired in 1989, Roland H. Wauer's career took him to eight national parks, a regional office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and to Washington, DC, as Chief of the Division of Natural Resources. Wauer takes the reader on a wildlife adventure through a number of those parks, documenting his experiences with the birds and other animals in each one.

LC 2014015674, ISBN 9780896728851 (p.), ISBN 9780896728868 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


363.700

Pilkey, Orrin H. and J. Andrew G. Cooper

The Last Beach

256 pp., 6 3/4" x 8 1/2", 70 illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Duke University Press

The Last Beach is an urgent call to save the world's beaches while there is still time. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and their grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores.

LC 2014015437, ISBN 9780822357988 (c.), ISBN 9780822358091 (p.), ISBN 9780822375944 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


363.738

Burch, Sarah L. and Sara E. Harris

Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice

328 pp., 6" x 9", $85.00 cloth, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Toronto Press

Understanding Climate Change presents a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions. "Perhaps the most accessible book yet to be written on climate change...If you decide to read only one book about climate change, Understanding Climate Change is the one you should choose."—Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal

LC 2014427824, ISBN 9781442646520 (c.), ISBN 9781442614451 (p.), ISBN 9781442665910 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


363.738

Day, Angela

Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster

272 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, map, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2014

Washington State University Press

Red Light to Starboard documents a story that stunned the world—recounting how futile warnings, regional and national history, as well as failed governmental and public policy decisions led to disastrous environmental consequences in a spectacular, fragile ecosystem. Valdez native Bobby Day's intimate portrayal lends a local perspective and conveys the damage suffered by individuals, communities, and the fishing industry.

LC 2013043116, ISBN 9780874223187 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


363.738

Nash, Stephen

Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests

224 pp., 6" x 9", 25 color illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

The University of Virginia Press

Climate disruption is often discussed on a global scale, affording many a degree of detachment from what is happening in their own backyards. Yet the consequences of global warming are of an increasingly acute and serious nature. In Virginia Climate Fever, environmental journalist Stephen Nash brings home the threat of climate change to the state of Virginia....While remaining respectful of the controversy around global warming, Nash allows the research to speak for itself. In doing so, he offers a practical approach to and urgent warning about the impending impact of climate change in Virginia.

LC 2014010471, ISBN 9780813936581 (c.), ISBN 9780813936598 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


364.137

Chomsky, Aviva

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $16.00 paper, $16.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Beacon Press

Immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on U.S. policy, she probes how and why people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. She also unmasks how undocumented people live—how they work, what social services they're eligible for, and how being undocumented affects the lives of children and families. Undocumented turns a fresh lens onto one of today's most pressing debates.

LC 2013041931, ISBN 9780807001677 (p.), ISBN 9780807001684 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


364.349

Goffman, Alice

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

288 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, $18.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of Chicago Press

Alice Goffman spent six years living in a neighborhood in Philadelphia where arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance stemming from the War on Drugs criminalized an entire block, transforming the very associations that should stabilize young lives—family, relationships, jobs—into liabilities. Her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the devastating effects of this pervasive policing. While not denying the problems of the drug trade, Goffman makes it impossible for us to ignore the very real human costs of our failed response—the blighting of entire neighborhoods, and the needless sacrifice of whole generations. "An exceptional book."—Malcolm Gladwell

LC 2013033873, ISBN 9780226136714 (c.), ISBN 9780226275406 (p.), ISBN 9780226136851 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


365.973

Travis, Jeremy, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn (Editors)

Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration; Committee on Law and Justice; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council of the National Academies

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

464 pp., 6" x 9", $74.95 paper, CIP included

May 2014

The National Academies Press

This landmark study is an independent, non-partisan examination of incarceration rates in the United States. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States recommends changes in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy to reduce the nation's reliance on incarceration. This book, authored by experts in the field, assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies.

LC 2014007860, ISBN 9780309298018 (p.), ISBN 9780309298025 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G

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370-379 Education


370.117

Cashin, Sheryll

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

176 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $25.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Beacon Press

Law professor and civil rights activist Sheryll Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people. Sixty years since the historic decision, we are undoubtedly far from meeting the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, but Cashin offers a new framework for true inclusion for the millions of children who live separate and unequal lives. Setting aside race in use of place in diversity programming, she writes, will better amend the structural disadvantages endured by many children of color, while enhancing the possibility that we might one day move past the racial resentment that affirmative action engenders.

LC 2013048249, ISBN 9780807086148 (c.), ISBN 9780807086155 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


370.973

Berliner, David C., Gene V. Glass, and Associates

50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education

272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", index, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Teachers College Press

With hard-hitting information and a touch of comic relief, Berliner, Glass, and their Associates separate fact from fiction in this comprehensive look at modern education reform. They explain how the mythical failure of public education has been created and perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests that stand to gain from its destruction. They also expose a rapidly expanding variety of organizations and media that intentionally misrepresent facts. Many of these organizations also suggest that their goal is unbiased service in the public interest when, in fact, they represent narrow political and financial interests.

LC 2013047389, ISBN 9780807755242 (p.), ISBN 9780807772812 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


371.33

Dron, Jon and Terry Anderson

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

372 pp., 6" x 9", 16 figures, 4 tables, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Athabasca University Press

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections—on networks and collectives—rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another's expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals.

LC 2014495121, ISBN 9781927356807 (p.), ISBN 9781927356821 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


371.358

Zawacki-Richter, Olaf and Terry Anderson (Editors)

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

520 pp., 10" x 5", 22 figures and tables, $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

Athabasca University Press

Online Distance Education offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts examines one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

LC 2014431630, ISBN 9781927356623 (p.), ISBN 9781927356647 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


372.210

Bartik, Timothy J.

From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 3 illustrations, 4 figures, $14.99 paper, CIP included

September 2014

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Bartik shows that investment in high-quality early childhood education has several long-term benefits, including higher adult earnings for program participants. "The economic benefits of investing in high-quality early childhood education are clear and backed by an impressive amount of research, as laid out in Tim Bartik's book. With businesses concerned about securing a future skilled workforce, with our military leaders concerned about the future supply of qualified recruits, and with our society concerned about the troubling increase in income inequality, we should be looking at proven investments in children and youth that strengthen our human capital and the future of our economy."—Arthur J. Rolnick

LC 2014025597, ISBN 9780880994828 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: S

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


382.094

Grace, Richard J.

Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson

476 pp., 6" x 9", 2 b&w photographs, 2 maps, $34.95 cloth (CAD), $29.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

November 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

In 1832 William Jardine and James Matheson established what would become the greatest British trading company in East Asia in the nineteenth century. After the termination of the East India Company's monopoly in the tea trade, Jardine, Matheson & Company's aggressive marketing strategies concentrated on the export of teas and the import of opium, sold offshore to Chinese smugglers. Jardine and Matheson, recognized as giants on the scene at Macao, Canton, and Hong Kong, have often been depicted as one-dimensional villains whose opium commerce was ruthless and whose imperial drive was insatiable. In Opium and Empire, Richard Grace explores the depths of each man, their complicated and sometimes inconsistent internal workings, and their achievements and failures.

ISBN 9780773544529 (c.), ISBN 9780773596818 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


384.550

Lotz, Amanda D.

The Television Will Be Revolutionized

Second Edition

352 pp., 6" x 9", 4 halftones, 6 tables, $79.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, $22.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

New York University Press

The Television Will Be Revolutionized provides a sophisticated history of the present, examining television in what Lotz terms the "post-network" era while providing frameworks for understanding the continued change in the medium. The second edition addresses adjustments throughout the industry wrought by broadband delivered television such as Netflix, YouTube, and cross-platform initiatives like TV Everywhere, as well as how technologies such as tablets and smartphones have changed how and where we view....Through interviews with those working in the industry, surveys of trade publications, and consideration of an extensive array of popular shows, Lotz takes us behind the screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changes matter.

LC 2014015124, ISBN 9781479865734 (c.), ISBN 9781479865253 (p.), ISBN 9780814752326 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


388.420

Sparberg, Andrew J.

From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA

192 pp., 7" x 10", 150 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $25.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2014

Fordham University Press

"Mr. Sparberg traces nearly three decades at the dawn of public ownership, from the city's acquisition and unification of the subway system, to the demolition of the elevated lines, to the replacement of trolleys by buses, to the elimination of the politically sacrosanct nickel fare and the first air-conditioned subways."—The New York Times

LC 2014026467, ISBN 9780823261901 (c.), ISBN 9780823261918 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG

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390-399 Customs and Folklore


393

Sweeney, Kate

American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 8 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $14.72 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

University of Georgia Press

American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death: a klatch of obit writers in the desert, a funeral voyage on the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director—even a midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death obsessed Victorian progenitors. Each story illuminates details in another until something larger is revealed: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that's by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny.

LC 2013016629, ISBN 9780820346007 (c.), ISBN 9780820346892 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


394.262

Antolini, Katharine Lane

Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for Control of Mother's Day

220 pp., 6" x 9", 20 images, $27.99 cloth, $27.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

West Virginia University Press

Few know the name Anna Jarvis, yet on the second Sunday in May, we mail the card, buy the flowers, place the phone call, or make the brunch reservation to honor our mothers, all because of her. Anna Jarvis organized the first official Mother's Day celebration in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 and then spent decades promoting the holiday and defending it from commercialization....Memorializing Motherhood explores the complicated history of Anna Jarvis's movement to establish and control Mother's Day, as well as the powerful conceptualization of this day as both a holiday and a cultural representation of motherhood.

LC 2014025852, ISBN 9781938228933 (c.), ISBN 9781938228964 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


398.209

Beveridge, Jan

Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination

300 pp., 6" x 8", drawings, $34.95 cloth (CAD), $34.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

October 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural—elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories.

ISBN 9780773543942 (c.), ISBN 9780773596160 (e.)

AASL: S/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: S


398.209

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

(Translated and Edited by Jack Zipes)

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition

568 pp., 6" x 8", 20 halftones, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Princeton University Press

"Shows a very different side to the well-known tales...including some gruesome new additions."—The Guardian. "A massive and brilliant accomplishment....Hate, spite, love, magic, all self-evident, heartbreaking, delightful."—Donna Jo Napoli, author of The Wager. "This complete, unexpurgated, and insightfully annotated English-language edition of the Grimms' tales keeps readers anchored in the timeless world of the fairy tale. It will be treasured by all lovers of stories."—Shelley Frisch, translator of Kafka: The Years of Insight. A delight to read...presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.

LC 2014004127, ISBN 9780691160597 (c.), ISBN 9781400851898 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P


398.21

Comentale, Edward P. and Aaron Jaffe

The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center

544 pp., 6 1/8" x 7", 53 b&w illustrations, $75.00 cloth, $26.00 paper, $25.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Indiana University Press

Brain Workers from the Zombie Research Center poke and prod the rotting corpus of zombie culture trying to make sense of cult classics and the unstoppable growth of new and even more disturbing work.

LC 2014007386, ISBN 9780253013828 (c.), ISBN 9780253013873 (p.), ISBN 9780253013927 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G, S


398.250

Windham, Kathryn Tucker and Margaret Gillis Figh

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Commemorative Edition

128 pp., 7" x 10", 43 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

The University of Alabama Press

This keepsake edition of the timeless best-seller 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by folklorists Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh reproduces in facsimile the original hardcover version of a beloved classic....One of the best-known and widely shared books about the South, [this book] has haunted the imaginations of generations of delighted young readers since it was first published in 1969. Written by nationally acclaimed folklorists...Windham and...Figh, the book recounts Alabama's thirteen most ghoulish and eerie ghost legends....The title's "Jeffrey" refers to a friendly ghost who resides in the Windham home and who served as Windham's unofficial collaborator in this work and the subsequent books in this popular series.

LC 2014006089, ISBN 9780817318420 (c.),ISBN 9780817387051 (e.)

AASL: O, RG, S/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


398.352

Mayor, Adrienne

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World

536 pp., 6" x 9", 10 maps, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Princeton University Press

Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic. "No one before has ever marshalled the full sweep of evidence as Mayor does here....The result is a book as erudite as it [is] riveting, one that is surely destined to serve as the definitive work on the subject."—Literary Review. "A must-read for anyone interested in either Amazonian myth or history."—Library Journal

LC 2014004926, ISBN 9780691147208 (c.), ISBN 9781400865130 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


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