2004 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History

900-919 Geography

940-969 European, Asian, and African History

 

920-929 Biography   970-979 North American History    

930-939 History of the Ancient World

 

 

 

   

900-919 Geography

909.049

Maier, Bernhard

The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/8", 6 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $50.00 cloth, $23.00 paper

March 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

This comprehensive history of the Celts from origins to the present draws on archaeological, historical, literary, and linguistic evidence. "T]he book as a whole is an extraordinary achievement, remarkable for the range of historical, literary, and linguistic material it covers with clarity and expertise."--History: Reviews of New Books (Summer 2003, Vol. 31 No. 4.)

LC 2002044363, ISBN 0-268-02360-3 (c.), ISBN 0-268-02361-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


910.4

Sokolow, Michael

Charles Benson: Mariner of Color in the Age of Sail

264 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 15 illus., bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

The life of a black sailor in mid-nineteenth-century America. "At once a social history and psychological history of a working-class Victorian black man from Massachusetts, this book is an important counterpoint to many of the reigning assumptions about what it means (or what it meant) to be black. This is virtually a one-of-a-kind book, because the number of relatively anonymous nineteenth-century African Americans who left such diaries is minuscule...I expect a significant public readership as well as an academic readership."--W. Jeffrey Bolster, author of Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

LC 2003006416, ISBN 1-55849-409-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


910.409

Verdon, Jean Translated by George Holoch

Travel in the Middle Ages

360 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", bibliog., index, $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

Travel in the Middle Ages is filled with the stories and adventures of those who hazarded hostile landscapes, elements, and people-out of want or necessity-to get from place to place. Verdon also relates colorful tales of the journeys of notable historical figures such as Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. "Verdon has written a fascinating and informative book that is generously interspersed with examples of medieval travel from a constellation of medieval sources...."--History: Reviews of New Books (Fall 2003, Vol. 32 No. 1.)

LC 2002155286, ISBN 0-268-04222-5 (c.), ISBN 0-268-04223-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


910.452

Stilgoe, John R.

Lifeboat

337 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", 21 b&w illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Virginia Press

How lifeboats are made, rigged, and captained, Stilgoe discovered, and how accounts of their use or misuse are put down, says much about the culture and circumstances from which they are launched. In the hands of a skillful historian such as Stilgoe, the lifeboat becomes a symbol of human optimism, of engineering ingenuity, of bureaucratic regulation, of fear and frailty. Woven through Lifeboat are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O'Brian, Crabwalk by Günter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as The Perfect Storm and In the Heart of the Sea.

LC 2003001882, ISBN 0-8139-2221-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


914.704

Moessner, Victoria Joan, (Editor and translator)

The First Russian Voyage around the World: The Journal of Herman von Löwenstern, 1803-1806

512 pp., 6" x 9", 67 b&w and 30 color illus., index, $35.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Alaska Press

"Lowenstern's extensive, intelligent and fortunately uncensored account of the first Russian circumnavigation is a rare delight...The writer possessed true ethnographic curiosity. Slavery in Brazil, Polynesian taboos, Kamchatkan survival techniques, Japanese protocol and intractability, Chinese amiability and deceit-and every human practice from prayer to prostitution engaged his attention, resulting in richly detailed narratives and telling drawings of which 63 revealing examples are reproduced...His journal, finely translated and annotated by Victoria Joan Moessner, is an encyclopedia of shipboard life and onshore encounters."--ForeWord, ForeSite Top 10 Titles from University Presses

LC 2003002140, ISBN 1-889963-45-3

PLA: S


917.28

Glassman, Steve

On the Trail of the Maya Explorer: Tracing the Epic Journey of John Lloyd Stephens

296 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 32 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A Mesoamerican travel book from two perspectives and two centuries. Steve Glassman retraces Stephens's route, visiting the same archaeological sites, towns, markets, and churches and meeting along the way the descendants of those people Stephens described, from mestizo en route to cornfields to town elders welcoming the Norte Americanos. Glassman's work interlaces discussion of the history, natural environment, and architecture of the region with descriptions of the people who live and work there.

LC 2003004094, ISBN 0-8173-1303-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


917.404

Citro, Joseph A. and Diane E. Foulds

Curious New England: The Unconventional Traveler's Guide to Eccentric Destinations

355 pp., 5 1/2 " x 8 1/2", 6 figures, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

University Press of New England

New England is truly a Cabinet of Curiosities, and this indispensable guide directs you to its most bizarre, off the wall, and unsettling exhibits in all six New England states. With precise directions, hours, and information, these fascinating pages reveal where you can visit a spider farm, explore the laboratory of "mad" scientist Wilhelm Reich, view the Hobo Hotel, and observe houses made from paper, wooden crates, mounds of earth-even covered bridges. "...fun...offbeat... As the preface reads, 'This is not a standard travel book.' "--Boston Globe

LC 2002014985, ISBN 1-58465-112-1

PLA: G


917.404

Lenney, Christopher J.

Sightseeking: Clues to the Landscape History of New England

380 pp., 6" x 9", 23 figures, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

University Press of New England

Combining methodical fieldwork and inspired conjecture, Lenney enthusiastically guides the reader through a historical and cultural examination of how one "reads" a landscape. "[E]very reader will learn a different way of perceiving the New England landscape...and while at it will enjoy prose as well-made as a clapboard house, as graceful as a town common, and as droll as a town meeting sage...When a resident of our own subregion-academic librarianship-builds so nicely on the landscape, all of us should celebrate, no matter where we live."--Academia

LC 2002154135, ISBN 1-58465-205-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


917.804

de Vaca, Cabeza and Álvar Núñez Edited by Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz

The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca

211 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, table, illus., appendix, index, $45.00 cloth, $15.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University of Nebraska Press

This edition of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's Relación offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to North America. In this English-language edition, reproduced from their award-winning three-volume set, Adorno and Pautz supplement the engrossing account with a general introduction that orients the reader to Cabeza de Vaca's world. They also provide explanatory notes, which resolve many of the narrative's most perplexing questions. This highly readable translation fires the imagination and illuminates the enduring appeal of Cabeza de Vaca's experience for a modern audience.

LC 2002028986, ISBN 0-8032-1528-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8032-6416-X (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


917.804

MacGregor, Greg

Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Photographer's Trail

224 pp., 10" x 8", 97 duotone illus., $50.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

University of Washington Press (with The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University)

Takes us on a stunning visual journey through contemporary America. Almost ten years ago photographer Greg MacGregor began his journey, camera in hand, following the rivers west, and like Lewis and Clark he found a country "transformed by generations of human habitation." In photographs that range from remarkable and beautiful views to powerful and unsettling images of decay, from the gently humorous to the deeply elegiac, MacGregor's eye never strays from its search for ways to see and understand the American landscape and the people who shaped it.

LC 2003053110, ISBN 0-295-98342-6 (c.), ISBN 0-295-98343-4 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


917.804

Moulton, Gary E. (Editor)

The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Discovery

544 pp., 7" x 10", 6 illus., 13 maps, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Editor Gary E. Moulton blends the narrative highlights of his definitive edition of the journals of Lewis and Clark. In their own words, the members of the Corps of Discovery tell their story with an immediacy and power missing from second-hand accounts. For the first time the voices of the enlisted men and of the Native Americans are heard alongside the words of the captains. "What makes this single volume of journal selections more powerful than its contemporaries is the use of other corps members' diaries to provide further details about the journey."--Library Journal

LC 2002028526, ISBN 0-8032-2950-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


917.804

Nelson, W. Dale

Interpreters with Lewis and Clark: The Story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau

184 pp., 6" x 9", 22 halftones, 2 maps, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of North Texas Press

Many know the story of Sacagawea, but few know her husband, Toussaint, also served as an interpreter, negotiator, and guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This is the first family biography of the two and their son, Jean Baptiste. "An epic story of a family that is involved in a broad spectrum of Western history. This is the kind of history that used to be written when people read history for fun."--R. David Edmunds

LC 2003004343, ISBN 1-57441-165-9

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


917.92

Gordon, Greg

Landscape of Desire: Identity and Nature in Utah's Canyon Country

226 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

Utah State University Press

This book examines the plight of the western landscape and overviews the history of the conflict between preservation and development, placing these issues in a cultural context. The text is presented in a narrative format, following the individuals of one field course Gordon led that explored Muddy Creek and the Dirty Devil River from Interstate 70 to Lake Powell. Each chapter focuses on the geologic formation the group is traveling through--the plants, animals, ecology, and human impacts are all woven into the narrative. Not only does the land affect the members of the field course, buy they learn how their attitudes and insights affect the land.

LC 2003000242, ISBN 0-87421-566-8 (c.), ISBN 0-87421-560-9 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


919.8

Kent, Rockwell

Salamina

376 pp., 6" x 9", 89 b&w illus., $19.95 paper

October 2003

Wesleyan University Press

Through verbal vignettes and stunning drawings, vivid depictions of a now-vanished Greenland and its people in a new edition. "Salamina has in it a moving sense of the wonder and a rare, intimate picture of Greenlanders."--New York Herald Tribune. "Kent's chatty and familiar style has the advantage of presenting places and people in an unforgettably vivid manner."--Saturday Review

LC 2003106763, ISBN 0-8195-6677-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G

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920-929 Biography

920

Marlowe, Gertrude

A Right Worthy Grand Mission: Maggie Lena Walker and the Quest for Black Economic Empowerment

286 pp., 6" x 9", photos, appendix, index, $36.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Howard University Press

In 1881, at age 14, Maggie Lena Walker joined a floundering African American fraternal and cooperative insurance society that later became the Independent Order of St. Luke. She rose through its ranks to become Right worthy Grand Secretary-Treasurer, becoming a pioneering insurance executive, financier, and civic icon at the turn of the 20th century. With boundless energy and spellbinding oratory, Walker virtually single-handedly brought the IOSL to solvency. She established its newsletter, department store and bank-becoming the first African American woman to charter a banking institution in the U.S. By the mid-1920's she was one of the most highly paid and wealthiest black women of her time.

LC 2003016962, ISBN 0-88258-211-9 (c.), ISBN 0-88258-210-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG


921

Dyer, Joyce

Gum-Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town

223 pp., 6" x 8", b&w photos, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Akron Press

Employed thirty-seven years by the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, T.W. Coyne moved his family in 1952 to a Tudor home in Firestone Park, a community built by Harvey S. Firestone for Firestone employees. A bronze statue of Harvey S. Firestone stands at the entrance where the school, streets, stores, bank, tires, clubhouse, stoves and radios, bore his name. Coyne's life was comprised of demotions, a firing, a union rally cry, a flirtation with suicide, illnesses from chemicals and despair, and the razing of the plant where he had spent his life.

LC 2003008850, ISBN 1-884836-99-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G

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930-939 History of the Ancient World

930.1-dc21

Jameson, John H., Jr., John E. Ehrenhard, and Christine A. Finn (Editors)

Ancient Muses: Archaeology and the Arts

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 50 illus., index, CD, $60.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

The University of Alabama Press

This book and its accompanying CD examines how information derived from archaeological investigations can be presented artistically to educate the general public. Known widely in Europe as "interpretive narrative archaeology," the practice of using creative methods to interpret and present current knowledge of the past is gaining popularity in North America. Plays, opera, visual art, stories, poetry, performance dance, music, sculpture, and digital imagery can effectively communicate archaeological processes and cultural values to public audiences. The 23 contributors to this volume are a diverse group of archaeologists, educators, and artisans who have direct experience in schools, museums, and at archaeological sites.

LC 20020145040, ISBN 0-8173-1273-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-1274-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


932

Wisseman, Sarah U.

The Virtual Mummy

84 pp., 5 3/4" x 9 1/4", 36 photos, 6 line drawings, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

University of Illinois Press

A thoroughly readable and helpful introduction to the nondestructive techniques used by contemporary researchers to analyze the artifacts and culture of ancient Egypt. This book tells the captivating story of the "virtual unwrapping" of an Egyptian mummy and the interdisciplinary project that allowed researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to investigate the person inside by way of an autopsy performed by computer.

LC 2002004790, ISBN 0-252-02792-2 (c.), ISBN 0-252-07100-X (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O


937

Staccioli, R.A. et al.

Italy: Monuments Past and Present

78 pp., 8 5/8" x 6 1/2", 108 illus., 16 overlays, $22.50 paper

March 2003

Getty Publications

Italy: Monuments Past and Present surveys the most important buildings and monuments of Italian antiquity. Ancient landmarks are illustrated as they appear today, and using plastic overlays, as they likely appeared when still intact. The book tours several geographic areas, including Rome, Sicily, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. The authors offer a brief history of each region and an overview of its significant buildings and monuments. These introductions are followed by a close examination of individual sites, such as the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome, Hadrian's Villa, and the Temple of Apollo in Pompeii.

ISBN 888-162133-9

PLA: G


939

Woolf, Greg (Editor)

Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

384 pp., 8 1/4" x 10 1/4", 180 plates, 15 maps, $45.00 cloth

November 2003

Cambridge University Press

From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its fall in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that would be hard to overestimate. Written for the general reader by leading international scholars, this new illustrated history examines Rome's sense of self and its place in the wider world. It vividly explores a broad range of topics, including religion, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare and Empire, and science and culture.

LC 2004298480, ISBN 0-521-82775-2

AASL: O/MS, JHS, HS, P

PLA: G

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940-969 European, Asian, and African History

940

Killeen, Richard

A Short History of Modern Ireland

124 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", color photos, $17.95 paper

September 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

The French Revolution unleashed new forces, particularly nationalism, on western civilization; nowhere was their impact felt more strongly than in Ireland. From 1798 on there were constant demands for changes in relations between Ireland and Britain, ranging from calls for limited autonomy within the UK to outright independence. In A Short History of Modern Ireland Richard Killeen traces the different strands within Irish nationalism and the growing resistance to nationalism in Ulster.

LC 2003430677, ISBN 0-7735-2670-6

PLA: G


940

Lalor, Brian (Editor) Foreword by Frank McCourt

The Encyclopedia of Ireland

1200 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 244 b&w and 477 color illus., $65.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Yale University Press

This is the most comprehensive book available on all aspects of Irish life, culture, and history. With thousands of entries and more than 700 illustrations and maps, it encompasses the whole of Ireland-its islands and seas, its people both home and abroad-and provides fascinating facts about subjects from prehistory to the present. "The Encyclopedia of Ireland contains everything you need to know about Irish history and culture. The coverage is imaginative, the articles are incisive and authoritative, and the handsome volume is a rich feast for the reader."--Jean Kennedy Smith, Former Ambassador to Ireland

LC 2003103834, ISBN 0-300-09442-6

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O, G


940

Wood, Frances

The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia

270 pp., 7 1/4" x 10", 102 color illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of California Press

"A beautifully rendered tribute to the thousands of years in which these routes served as the center of trade...This is a rich, and richly illustrated, history."--Publishers Weekly. The Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes stretching across Central Asia to Europe, evokes exotic images of camel trains, desert oases, and bustling markets. More than just a trade route, the Silk Road witnessed the movement of cultural influences. This book, lavishly illustrated with photographs, manuscripts, and paintings, presents an overall picture of the history and cultures that flourished and moved along the Silk Road.

LC 2003273631, ISBN 0-520-23786-2

AASL: O/SH

PLA: G


940.2

Hayward, Joel

For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

256 pp., 6" x 9", 9 photos, 7 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Naval Institute Press

Taking a highly original, thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson, this book analyzes the admiral's unique war-fighting style. Doctrine, tactics, and operational art are part of the analysis, as are Nelson's command and leadership abilities and his attitudes and beliefs. But the book's focus is on how all these elements combine to form the man whose infectious ethos spread through his entire force. It shows that Nelson's creative genius, excitable and intense personality not only inspired courage and loyalty but so enflamed the hearts and minds of his men that he reached near cult status in his lifetime.

LC 2002015688, ISBN 1-59114-351-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, S


940.27

Vincent, Edgar

Nelson: Love and Fame

608 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 b&w and 20 color illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"Nelson is a masterly biography, cool and sharp in long shots, intimately persuasive in close focus, at all times difficult to put down and as timely as it is suggestive in its implications."--Hilary Spurling, The New York Times Book Review. "This definitive chronicle is underscored by Vincent's astute analysis of Nelson's intimate persona as well as his celebrity status."--Booklist

LC 2002014566, ISBN 0-300-09797-2

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


940.4

Larzelere, Alex R.

The Coast Guard in World War I: An Untold Story

240 pp., 6" x 9", 67 photos, 18 line drawings, map, appendixes, index, $36.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Naval Institute Press

The U.S. Coast Guard suffered the highest percentage of losses of any American armed force in World War I, yet until now the extent of the its involvement in that war remains little known to the public. Larzelere makes extensive use of such primary sources as personal journals and letters, cutter logs, reports of commanding officers, personnel records, and interviews to compile this historic, first-time-ever account. Larzelere draws on his extensive seagoing background and fills the book with action narratives that document the heroism of men like Lt. Fletcher Brown, Warrant Officer Midgett, and their crews, who went to the rescue of ships torpedoed by German U-boats.

LC 2002153480, ISBN 1-55750-476-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, G


940.438

Falls, Cyril

Armageddon, 1918: The Final Palestinian Campaign of World War I

224 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 7 maps, index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Eminent military historian Cyril Falls discusses the background of the World War I Middle East conflict and relates the final, critical campaign through Palestine, along with its notable personalities, including T. E. Lawrence, Emir Feisal, Kress von Kressenstein, and Edmund Allenby. A compact history of the creation of the modern Middle East. "Falls writes with great assurance and familiarity."--Library Journal

LC 2003051242, ISBN 0-8122-1861-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


940.53

Huener, Jonathan

Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration: 1945-1979

326 pp., 6" x 9", illus., notes, $44.95 cloth, $24.95 paper

December 2003

Ohio University Press

Few places in the world carry as heavy a burden of history as Auschwitz. Recognized and remembered as the most prominent site of Nazi crimes, Auschwitz has had tremendous symbolic weight in the postwar world. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration: 1945-1979 is a history of the Auschwitz memorial site in the years between the liberation of the camps and the rise of Solidarity. Since 1945, Auschwitz has functioned as a memorial and museum. Its monuments, exhibitions, and public spaces have attracted politicians, pilgrims, and countless participants in public demonstrations and commemorative events.

LC 2003051083, ISBN 0-8214-1506-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8214-1507-7 (p.)

PLA: S


940.53

Kashima, Tetsuden

Judgment without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II

336 pp., 6" x 9", index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Washington Press

This book reveals that long before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government began making plans for the incarceration of Japanese Americans. Kashima uses newly obtained records to trace this process to the 1920s, when a nascent imprisonment organization was formed to prepare for a possible war with Japan. Kashima's interest in this began with his own unanswered questions about his father's wartime experiences. From this very personal motivation, he has produced a panoramic and detailed picture of a government that failed to protect a group of people for whom it had forcibly assumed total responsibility.

LC 2003040289, ISBN 0-295-98299-3

PLA: G, RG


940.531

Baer, Elizabeth R. and Myrna Goldenberg (Editors)

Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust

368 pp., 6'' x 9'', 24 b&w photos, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Wayne State University Press

"Experience and Expression is superbly edited and introduced by Elizabeth R. Baer and Myrna Goldenberg, two outstanding scholars and editors. They have achieved the difficult feat of assembling, in one collection, essays of a very high caliber, each of which is clear, focused, and accessible, and many of which contain new insights and ideas. This is a significant and compelling work that will prove indispensable to everyone who wants to study about women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust."--Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

LC 2002008514, ISBN 0-8143-3062-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8143-3063-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


940.531

Stillman, Larry (from the testimony of Morris Goldner)

A Match Made in Hell: The Jewish Boy and the Polish Outlaw Who Defied the Nazis

258 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

This action-packed memoir of courage, betrayal, and the extraordinary alliance of a diminutive teenager and a powerful criminal-turned-mercenary is drawn from the testimony of Morris Goldner. When Moniek (Morris) Goldner and his family were uprooted from their Polish farming village during a Nazi "aktion" (mass assembly, deportation, and murder of Jews), the child-sized sixteen-year-old fled into the forests. Wounded and left for dead beneath his father's murdered body, Goldner was rescued by the enigmatic outlaw Jan Kopec, who sold their services as spies and saboteurs to a shadowy resistance group.

LC 2003005677, ISBN 0-299-19390- X

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


940.54

Poncio, John Henry and Marlin Young

Girocho: A GI's Story of Bataan and Beyond

327 pp., 6" x 9", 19 halftones, 4 line drawings, 1 map, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

Louisiana State University Press

After surviving the brutal Bataan Death March in spring 1942, John Poncio spent the remainder of World War II as a Japanese prisoner. He vividly describes the harsh conditions he and his comrades endured as well as the sometimes-funny clashes with Japanese culture. "Too few are aware of the sacrifices of American POWs who were held as slave laborers by the Japanese during World War II. To learn of this experience, as well as to see the character of one incredibly vibrant American, you need to read Girocho."--Senator Orrin G. Hatch

LC 2002152940, ISBN 0-8071-2851-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.541

Corti, Eugenio

The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945

344 pp., 6" x 9", map, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

University of Missouri Press

In this unforgettable narrative, Corti depicts the war from the perspective of the average Italian soldier, capturing its boredom and absurdity along with brief periods of savagery, terror, and death. Painting vivid pictures of the sights, sounds, and smells of war, he shows how these men fought alongside the Allies against the Germans. Corti superbly relates the wandering of the remnant of Italian officers and men as they sought to reestablish themselves as Italian soldiers. The Last Soldiers of the King tells the story of a proud people forced to endure death, poverty and the virtual destruction of their nation.

LC 2003017878, ISBN 0-8262-1491-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


940.542

Majdalany, Fred

The Battle of El Alamein: Fortress in the Sand

176 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 7 maps, index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The Battle of El Alamein is among the most significant battles of the twentieth century and involves two of the finest tacticians of World War II; understanding its logistics and strategy is of paramount importance for the student of military history. "Majdalany recounts the battle with the clarity of full comprehension."--New Yorker. "A shrewd and valuable survey...The course of the battle is lucidly and succinctly described in its successive stages."--Times Literary Supplement

LC 2002072881, ISBN 0-8122-1850-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


940.544

Grilley, Robert

Return from Berlin: The Eye of a Navigator

192 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photos, 1 map, 4 color illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

With an artist's eye, a B-17 bomber navigator recalls his WWII experiences. During the summer of 1944, the now-legendary American Eighth Air Force was engaged in a ferocious air battle over Europe to bring the Allies victory over the German Third Reich. This is the story of one B-17 navigator and his crewmates, men who faced extraordinary danger with maturity beyond their years. This vivid and detailed account of combat flying and its psychological toll also recalls the beginning of Robert Grilley's development as a painter of international renown.

LC 2002153737, ISBN 0-299-18500-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


940.547

Rentz, Ralph, with Peter Hrisko

They Can't Take That Away From Me

242 pp., 6" x 9", photos, map, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Michigan State University Press

"This is more--so much more--than just another World War II story. Ralph Rentz, an immigrant's son, survived the war and a Japanese POW camp and a difficult homecoming so he could share his lessons with another generation facing uncertain times."--Tom Brokaw

LC 2002153574, ISBN 0-87013-672-0

PLA: G


940.547

Wodnik, Bob

Captured Honor: POW Survival in the Philippines and Japan

192 pp., 6" x 9", 19 halftones, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Washington State University Press

Northwest author Bob Wodnik masterfully depicts the agonizing experiences suffered by American prisoners of war during World War II, in a non-fictional work with the feel of a novel. As a counterpoint to the riveting views of Japanese concentration camps, letters hoarded by a quiet Everett, Washington, hotel night clerk provide intriguing glimpses of hometown life back in the states.

LC 2002154210, ISBN 0-87422-260-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RG, G


940.548

Schogt, Henry G.

The Curtain: Witness and Memory in Wartime Holland

144 pp., 6" x 9", 5 b&w illus., maps, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Seven haunting true stories with interwoven characters and events focus on circumstances and dilemmas faced by Jewish and non-Jewish families in the Netherlands during the German occupation.

ISBN 0-88920-396-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.7

Brown, Malcolm

T.E. Lawrence

144 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 50 illus., index, $21.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

New York University Press

T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935)--known worldwide as Lawrence of Arabia--was many people in one: scholar, archaeologist, intelligence officer, guerrilla leader, diplomat, aspiring writer, and ordinary serviceman hiding under aliases from the celebrity he had first largely created and then come to despise. This new biography is part fast-moving adventure story, part modern morality tale, and places special emphasis on the years of the Arab revolt: the period that both made Lawrence and broke him. Thoroughly illustrated with portraits, a rich range of photographs, letters in Lawrence's hand, and extracts from his writings. Published in conjunction with The British Library as part of the Historic Lives series.

LC 2003051387, ISBN 0-8147-9920-5

PLA: G


941

Wasserstein, Bernard

Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?

240 pp., 5" x 8", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

In this startling new interpretation of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Bernard Wasserstein focuses on largely neglected forces-demographic, economic, and social-that have shaped the politics of the region but have also made the two societies so interdependent that they may have to forge better relationships in order to survive. "[Wasserstein's] latest tract, reasoned and balanced, makes a compelling case that demographic, socio-economic, environmental and territorial imperatives must eventually bring Israelis and Palestinians to a peaceful resolution."--Eric Silver, Jewish Chronicle

LC 2003104086, ISBN 0-300-10172-4

AASL: G, S/HS

PLA: G


941.508

Geoghegan, Patrick M.

Robert Emmet: A Life

368 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

Robert Emmet (1778-1803) was one of Ireland's most romantic revolutionaries. The youngest son of Ireland's state physician, he was caught up in the fervour of the French Revolution. Expelled from Trinity in 1798 after involvement in insurrections in Ireland, he left for the Continent, where he met both Napoleon and Talleyrand. On his return to Dublin he organized and led the doomed insurrection of May 1803. Geoghegan re-examines the facts of Emmet's life and draws on new material from archives in Britain, France, the United States, and Ireland to show how Emmet's plans for rebellion, although undermined by internal disagreements, were more ingenious than previously believed.

C2002-903180-x, ISBN 0-7735-2542-4

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: S


942.055

Pryor, Felix

Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters

144 pp., 9" x 12", 80 color illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University of California Press

"An inimitable collection of documents giving insight into one of the most public and yet most enigmatic of English monarchs, Elizabeth I peers behind the carefully fashioned veil with which Queen Elizabeth dissembled and cloaked her persona."--Thomas G. Barnes, author of Somerset 1625-1640. "A superb opportunity to examine the complex and multi-faceted life of Queen Elizabeth. Pryor has produced an excellent collection that is both informative and great fun to read."--Muriel C. McClendon, author of The Quiet Reformation

LC 2003059636, ISBN 0-520-24106-1

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O, S


943.076

Craig, Gordon A.

The Battle of Königgrätz: Prussia's Victory over Austria, 1866

224 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 11 illus., index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

February 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this full account, distinguished historian Gordon A. Craig discusses the state of political affairs surrounding the battle, the personalities involved, the weaponry, and the tactics in order to recreate the battlefield in all its complexity. "The campaign and its military importance are described with exemplary clarity, aided by effective maps and a keen sense of geography."--American Historical Review

LC 2002072880, ISBN 0-8122-1844-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


943.086

Hoffmann, Peter

Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944 Second Edition

464 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

Most of us are aware of the attempt to assassinate Hitler but few know about those behind it. In this family history Peter Hoffmann reveals the tragic and heroic life of Claus, Count Stauffenberg, South German aristocrat and would-be assassin of Adolph Hitler. He details Stauffenberg's formative years, showing how his relationship with his brothers Berthold and Alexander, their association with the circle of the poet Stefan George, and their professional and political development led them to resist the tyranny of Hitler and the German government, first through established channels but culminating in the attempted assassination and coup of 20 July 1944.

C2003-901428-2, ISBN 0-7735-2595-5

AASL: G, S/HS

PLA: S


943.108

Grossman, Victor Edited with an afterword by Mark Solomon

Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany

352 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illus., bibliog., $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Crossing the River is a unique chronicle, and for that reason alone should be read by anyone interested in the history of the twentieth century. It may be just one man's story, but it lays bare the aspirations of so many of us who are of the same generation as Grossman. However one reads this book, its pathos and the tenacious way Grossman clings to his faith are bound to leave a lasting impression. This memoir may ruffle some feathers, but it is a heartfelt account of a lonely journey, which eventually provided its own small joys and compensations."--Silvia Tennenbaum

LC 2002151875, ISBN 1-55849-371-9 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-385-9 (p.)

PLA: O, G


943.805

Laskey, Heather

Night Voices: Heard in the Shadow of Hitler and Stalin

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

November 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

Night Voices tells the little-known story of young Polish Jewish idealists, survivors of the Holocaust, who chose to support Poland's post-war communist government in the belief that socialism offered the path to a more just society. It is the story of Poland in the years leading up to the war, the horrors Polish Jews faced during the Nazi occupation, the brief period of hope when they believed they were building a better society, and their gradual disillusionment as state sponsored corruption, brutality, Stalinist paranoia, and anti-Semitism developed.

C2003-903134-9, ISBN 0-7735-2606-4

PLA: G


944.014

Becher, Matthias

Charlemagne

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 8 illus., $23.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

This biography is a splendid introduction to the life and legends of Charlemagne, king of the Franks from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800. Matthias Becher offers a concise and insightful assessment of Charlemagne's reign and achievements, his political and military maneuverings and posthumous fame. "Becher succeeds in combining a masterful account of the life stages of the 'powerful figure' and the myth of Charlemagne with a precise and impressive representation of his era."--Die Zeit

LC 2003007858, ISBN 0-300-09796-4

PLA: G


944.014

Morrissey, Robert

Charlemagne and France: A Thousand Years of Mythology

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 b&w and 13 color illus., notes, index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

University of Notre Dame Press

"Charlemagne, claimed by the Church as a saint, by the French as their greatest king, by the Germans as their compatriot, by the Italians as their emperor, heads all modern histories in one way or another; he is the creator of a new order of things," wrote the historian Sismondi in 1821. In this fascinating book, available for the first time in an English translation, Robert Morrissey explores a millennium's worth of history and myth surrounding Charlemagne (768-814). "...an indispensable reference for scholars attempting to understand any literary or historical reference to Charlemagne...."--H-France (October 2003)

LC 2002013900, ISBN 0-268-02277-1

PLA: S


946-dc21

Cowans, Jon

Early Modern Spain: A Documentary History

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $55.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Covering political, cultural, social, and economic history, Early Modern Spain: A Documentary History provides a valuable opportunity to explore the history of Spain through primary sources, revealing the problems and experiences of Spain's empire, tensions among ethnic groups and across regions, the place of women and minorities in Spanish society, and the outlooks and roles of Spanish artists.

LC 2002045413, ISBN 0-8122-3716-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1845-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


946.08

Cowans, Jon

Modern Spain: A Documentary History

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $55.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Covering political, cultural, social, and economic history, Modern Spain: A Documentary History provides a valuable opportunity to explore the history of Spain through primary sources from the Second Republic, the Civil War, and the Franco dictatorship, as well as from the period of Spain's profound transformation following the ascension of King Juan Carlos in 1975.

LC 2003040217, ISBN 0-8122-3717-X (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1846-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


954.042

Brown, Judith M.

Nehru: A Political Life

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 b&w illus., 3 maps, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

This compelling biography, the most complete and penetrating account of Nehru yet written, casts new light on both the public and private man. It also offers insights into the history of India's nationalist movement and the complexities of constructing a new nation state in the aftermath of imperial rule. "A superb book. Judith Brown catches the spirit of Nehru's times as well as his own tribulations and achievements."--William Roger Louis, University of Texas at Austin

LC 2003005807, ISBN 0-300-09279-2

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: S


954.05

Van Praagh, David

The Greater Game: India's Race with Destiny and China

464 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Greater Game offers a fresh look at India, showing it to be a dramatically changing democracy after decades of domination by the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty and a newly emerging strategic ally of the United States. David Van Praagh argues that Hindu nationalists, the country's new paramount political force, are creating a new kind of coalition politics that discourages religious clashes.

C2003-902428-8, ISBN 0-7735-2588-2 (c.), ISBN 0-7735-2639-0 (p.)

PLA: O, S


955.05

Keddie, Nikki R.

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 illus., $18.50 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Yale University Press

In this substantially revised and expanded version of Nikki Keddie's classic work Roots of Revolution, the author brings the story of modern Iran to the present day, exploring the political, cultural, and social changes of the past quarter century. Keddie provides insightful commentary on the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian Gulf War, and the effects of 9/11 and Iran's strategic relationship with the U.S. "If one has only limited time to gain an appreciation of the revolutionary force of Islam in Iran, it should be spent here."--Scott Armstrong, Washington Post Book World

LC 2003052543, ISBN 0-300-09856-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


955.72

Goldin, Farideh

Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

216 pp., 6" x 9", 29 illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

Farideh Goldin was born to her fifteen-year-old mother in 1953 and into a Jewish community living in an increasingly hostile Islamic state pre-Revolutionary Iran. This memoir recounts Goldin's childhood in a poor Jewish household in Shiraz, a southern Iranian city, and her emigration to the United States in 1975. "I have been haunted by Farideh Goldin's Wedding Song since the day I read it. It is an honest book, and a brave one...A stunning and powerful debut."--Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canaan (an Oprah Book Club pick)

LC 2003008352, ISBN 1-58465-344-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


956.94

Salmon, Charles T.

Into the Fire: A Post-9/11 American in Tel Aviv

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", photos, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

Michigan State University Press

"Unlike regular journey's diaries this book is simultaneously a vivid descriptive of Israeli habits of life, a sharp social analysis of life under protracted conflict and the rifts within Israeli political culture, as well as a reflexive critical analysis of the American media coverage of the Middle East in general and Israel in particular....Salmon's book is not only about Israel, it addresses what is still new for the Americans, and maybe for the entire world: life under a constant threat of terrorism...." --Hanna Herzog, author of Gendering Politics--Women in Israel

LC 2003009750, ISBN 0-87013-695-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


956.944

Klein, Menachem

The Jerusalem Problem: The Struggle for a Permanent Status

272 pp., 6" x 9", 6 maps, 4 appendixes, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University Press of Florida

Assessing one of the most serious issues of our day, Menachem Klein is the first to employ rigorous research to analyze all sides of official negotiations over the Israeli-Palestinian territorial disputes. He focuses especially on the Camp David talks of 2000 and the Taba talks of 2001 and on discussions of the future of Jerusalem, offering a clear balance sheet of what went right, what went wrong, and what remains of the failed peace process.

LC 2003050727, ISBN 0-8130-2673-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


958.104

Friedman, Norman

Terrorism, Afghanistan and America's New Way of War

304 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos, 3 maps, $33.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

Naval Institute Press

"...[a] profoundly intelligent, well-written and practical book which explains both what happened and what is very likely to happen in our continuing war on Iraq."--Greenwich Times

LC 2003000256, ISBN 1-59114-290-3

PLA: G


959.8

Taylor, Jean Gelman

Indonesia: Peoples and Histories

544 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 28 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"Jean Gelman Taylor has written an authoritative, accessible and interesting book that brings a new vividness to Indonesian history. She guides her readers on an absorbing journey through Indonesia's complex past. Her original approach has produced a work that will engage the general reader, stimulate the student and challenge the specialist."--Barbara Watson Andaya, University of Hawaii. "A rich and fascinating excursion into Indonesian history that is guided not only by the usual commanding authority of political events, but by the story of how different peoples, as communities, have interacted over the centuries to produce an Indonesia that, although diverse, can also be called a nation."--Foreign Affairs

LC 2002152348, ISBN 0-300-09709-3

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


964.052

Daure-Serfaty, Christine

Letter from Morocco

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

Michigan State University Press

After seventeen years of imprisonment, torture, and isolation in a Moroccan prison and eight years' exile in France, the most celebrated political opponent of the recently deceased king, Hassan II (1961-99), Andrew Serfaty, became a free citizen. Letter from Morocco is a compelling story of "homecoming," beginning with Christine Daure-Serfaty's touching accounts of friends re-found to her bitter memories of lives lived "before" that haunt her. She also discusses Morocco today, analyzing problems that face Mohammed VI and also the future of women and poverty.

LC 2003009752, ISBN 0-87013-687-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


966.905

Orr, Elaine Neil

Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life

400 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w illus., $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Virginia Press

"Gods of Noonday is a clear-eyed yet heartfelt memoir of a white American girl born and growing up in Nigeria, West Africa. Deeply thoughtful, candid and unsentimental, it explores with great sensitivity and understanding the rare blessing of this most extraordinary and enriching of childhoods. A classic of its kind."--William Boyd, author of Brazzaville Beach and A Good Man in Africa

LC 200300213, ISBN 0-8139-2209-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


968.004

Giliomee, Hermann

The Afrikaners: Biography of a People

698 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 5/8", $39.50 paper, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Virginia Press

This book is a biography of the Afrikaner people. A historian and journalist who was one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid, Hermann Giliomee weaves together life stories and historical interpretation to create a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond.

LC 2003003559, ISBN 0-8139-2237-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G

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970.979

Gosse, Van and Richard Moser

The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America

352 pp., 6" x 9", $64.50 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Temple University Press

"In this historical moment, when the forces of reason seem so strong, The World the Sixties Made reminds us just how much the radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s accomplished--and that the future is not closed."--James William Gibson, author of The Perfect War: Technology in Vietnam and Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America

LC 2003044048, ISBN 1-59213-200-6 (c.), ISBN 1-59213-201-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


971.11

Beattie, Judith Hudson and Helen M. Buss, (Editors)

Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

512 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w photos, 4 maps, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

University of British Columbia Press

This collection of correspondence--letters sent to men travelling and working on Hudson's Bay Company ships by their families and loved ones but never delivered--offers a rare and human history of ordinary people, many of whom were the early settlers of the Pacific Northwest.

LC 2004540359, ISBN 0-774-80974-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


971.13

Ficken, Robert E.

Unsettled Boundaries: Fraser Gold and the British-American Northwest

208 pp., 6" x 9", 18 halftones, 3 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Washington State University Press

Responding to reports of gold discoveries on the Fraser River, thousands of prospectors from California and other points on the Pacific coast crossed the 49th parallel into British territory in 1858. Most returned later that same year. Viewing events from the perspective of California, American historians have generally considered the gold rush a failure. In reality, the Fraser River experience was a sustained success, continuing beyond 1858, embracing the vast interior of British Columbia, and becoming one of the major developments in Pacific Northwest history.

LC 2002154210, ISBN 0-87422-260-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


971.9

Morse, Kathryn

The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Gold Rush

304 pp., 6" x 9", 52 illus., 7 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Washington Press

In this first environmental history of the gold rush, Kathryn Morse describes how the miners got to the Klondike, the mining technologies they employed, and the complex networks by which they obtained food, clothing, and tools. She looks at the political and economic debates surrounding the valuation of gold and the emerging industrial economy that exploited its extraction. "This environmental history of a gold rush is as surprising, revealing, and complicated as gold itself. I know of nothing quite like this wry and clever book."--Richard White, Stanford University

LC 2003048411, ISBN 0-295-98329-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


972.08

West, Rebecca

Survivors in Mexico

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", illus., $26.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"Survivors in Mexico is the book everyone who has ever written anything would love to write. Witty and entertaining, substantive and reflective, insightful and well documented, in splendid and uncommon prose, Rebecca West's travelogue--meandering commentary and ruminations on Mexico from pre-Columbian civilization to traffic in the capital during the mid-1960s--is a model of British sophistication and knack for seeing the other."--Jorge G. Castañeda, The New York Times Book Review. "A commendable, painstaking, and timely edition."--Enrique Krauze, The New Republic

LC 2002152766, ISBN 0-300-09886-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


972.91

Coltman, Leycester

The Real Fidel Castro

336 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 16 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, this timely book, the most intimate and dispassionate biography of Fidel Castro to date, offers a fresh assessment of the revolutionary leader. Written by the British ambassador to Cuba in the early 1990s, it chronicles the events of Castro's extraordinary life and explores the contradiction between the private character and the public reputation.

LC 2003012942, ISBN 0-300-10188-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973

Hughes, Richard T. Foreword by Robert N. Bellah

Myths America Lives By

240 pp., 6" x 9", 1 line drawing, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Illinois Press

"This most timely book comes at a point where our American myths may prove more dangerous than salutary in a world which sees our political practice at odds with our civic profession. Hughes has done the nation a great service in making us see ourselves as we are and as others see us."--Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Life: Truths That Last in Time of Need

LC 2002156582, ISBN 0-252-02860-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


973

Marable, Manning (Editor)

Freedom On My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience

694 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

Columbia University Press

From Frederick Douglas and Ralph Ellison to Malcolm X and Queen Latifah, Columbia presents the definitive one-volume anthology of African American primary sources.

LC 2003051605, ISBN 0-231-10890-7

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


973.1

Wright, Amos J., Jr.

Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838

192 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $55.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Identifies town site locations and clarifies entries from the earliest documents and maps of explorers in Alabama. This encyclopedic work is a listing of 398 ancient towns recorded within the present boundaries of the state of Alabama, containing basic information on each village's ethnic affiliation, time period, geographic location, descriptions, and (if any) movements.

LC 2003000201, ISBN 0-8173-1251-X (c.), ISBN 0-8173-1252-8 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


973.1'1-dc21

Truncer, James

Picking the Lock of Time: Developing Chronology in American Archaeology

208 pp., 6" x 9", 11 figures, 2 tables, notes, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University Press of Florida

Picking the Lock of Time "examines a fascinating and important period in the history of American archaeology, when archaeologists were beginning to consider questions of chronology and the measurement of time. The various chapters deal with some of the founding figures in the intellectual history of American archaeology and their major contributions."--John Scarry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

LC 2003054086, ISBN 0-8130-2678-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


973.2

Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney

Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 illus., bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth

November 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

A volume in the series Native Americans of the Northeast: Culture, History, and the Contemporary. "This is a valuable addition to the historical literature concerning colonial North America and is thus highly recommended for all academic and larger public libraries."--Library Journal. "I suspect that no one alive knows more about the 1704 Deerfield raid than Sweeney and Haefeli. Their evenhanded ability to bring both intense archival research and the latest historiography to bear on Native Americans, French habitants, and Deerfield residents is truly impressive."--Daniel K. Richter, author of Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America

LC 2003009016, ISBN 1-55849-419-7

PLA: S


973.409

Adams, William Howard

Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Yale University Press

"A compelling portrait of an admirable conservative...This full, sympathetic, engrossing yet clear-eyed biography of a near-great forgotten founder, a work whose graceful prose only enhances its deep scholarship, will now be the standard biography of its subject."--Publishers Weekly. "Adams deserves high praise for this insightful, revealing, and wonderfully well-written account of Gouverneur Morris, a largely forgotten yet important and compelling founder. Morris comes alive as never before-within a very rich, very carefully crafted historical context."--Robert M. S. McDonald, United States Military Academy, West Point

LC 2003050050, ISBN 0-300-09980-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


973.409

Vidal, Gore

Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson

224 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", $22.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

One of the master stylists of American literature, Gore Vidal now provides us with his uniquely irreverent take on America's founding fathers. Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation and considers the impact of their ideas and personalities on an America that he views with both pride and concern. "[Vidal offers] characteristically brilliant and acerbic reflections on power and personality...This entertaining and enlightening reappraisal of the Founders is a must for buffs of American civilization and its discontents."--Booklist

LC 2003015612, ISBN 0-300-10171-6

PLA: O


973.523

Muller, Charles G.

The Darkest Day: The Washington-Baltimore Campaign During the War of 1812

240 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 5 illus., index, $15.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

In The Darkest Day, Charles G. Muller explains the political crisis that precipitated America's "second war of independence" and then provides an accurate and colorful account of the campaign's land and naval engagements, using official documents and eyewitness reports from both sides. "Action-packed, well-balanced, and well-written."--Library Journal. "With precise and well-researched detail, Muller tells the story of the Washington debacle in 1814 and the successful defense of Baltimore. His writing is clear, interesting, and suspenseful."--America

LC 2002072129, ISBN 0-8122-1843-4

PLA: S


973.623

Lavender, David

Climax at Buena Vista: The Decisive Battle of the Mexican-American War

256 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", 6 maps, index, $15.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

David Lavender's acclaimed account of this battle allows the reader to understand the complex and confusing movements of the opposing forces, and it places the war in the greater American political context, where huge territories were acquired and future presidents groomed. A classic battle history of an under-published war. "Lavender relates the battles of Palo Alto, Monterrey, and the climactic Buena Vista with clarity and immediacy."--New York Times

LC 2003051237, ISBN 0-8122-1860-4

PLA: S


973.7

Gould, William B., IV

Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor

400 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 53 illus., 6 maps, $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

Stanford University Press

The heart of this book is the Civil War diary of the author's great-grandfather, William Benjamin Gould, an escaped slave who served in the United States Navy from 1862 until the end of the war. Gould's diary vividly records his adventures in the Navy and his reflections on race relations. "[Provides] modern readers with vivid insight into the life and thought of a man who overcame the degradations of slavery, actively sought his own freedom and fought to make it permanent, and in the end forged a new life as a full citizen."--Library Journal

LC 2002009238, ISBN 0-8047-4640-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8047-4708-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.7

O'Reilly, Francis Augustín

The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

630 pp., 6" x 9", 17 halftones, 15 maps, prologue, notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth

January 2003

Louisiana State University Press

In The Fredericksburg Campaign, O'Reilly describes the gruesome struggle's tactical movements in vivid detail, integrating eyewitness accounts from the highest-ranking officials to the lowest private soldier to produce a seamless narrative. Woven within the broader military and political events are gripping stories from civilians trapped between the opposing armies. "The battle is alive on page after page because participants narrate it for the reader. O'Reilly's research has been exhaustive; his narrative flows deeply and smoothly. Such is what good history books possess."--Military History of the West

LC 2002042861, ISBN 0-8071-2809-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


973.711

Humez, Jean M.

Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories

483 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

"Humez's long-awaited biography of Tubman is the definitive scholarly work."--Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University. In the first major biography and study of Harriet Tubman in sixty years, Jean M. Humez includes a collection of Tubman's autobiographical stories culled from rare early publications and manuscript sources. This book will become an important resource for scholars, historians, and general readers interested in slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and African American women.

LC 2002005676, ISBN 0-299-19120-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.9

Gould, Lewis L.

The Modern American Presidency

xvi + 302 pp., 6" x 9", 36 photos, index, $29.95 cloth, $15.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University Press of Kansas

"Gould does a solid job of reviewing the modern presidents, covering the high and low points of each administration, and giving a general audience a readable, engaging text."--Michael A. Genovese, Library Journal. "An astute primer in executive power and privilege [and] a concise, intelligent survey of the transformations of the White House over the past century."--Publishers Weekly (April 15, 2003). "A compelling analysis and critique that lays bare the current strengths and weaknesses of the office and reminds us that the presidency remains a work in progress."--Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

LC 2002154108, ISBN 0-7006-1252-1 (c.), ISBN 0-7006-1330-7 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


973.917

Cross, Robert F.

Sailor in the White House: The Seafaring Life of FDR

240 pp., 6" x 9", 28 photos, 2 maps, appendixes, notes, glossary, bibliog., index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Naval Institute Press

This behind-the-scenes look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's extraordinary skill as a blue-water sailor explores how his love of the sea shaped his approach to public service and even influenced the course of events in World War II. Family and friends, Secret Service agents, and others reveal never-before told stories of their days afloat with America's greatest seafaring president, including how he escaped injury when fire broke out aboard his small schooner, how ships were modified to accommodate his disability, and details of his wartime rendezvous with Winston Churchill.

LC 2003009159, ISBN 1-55750-318-4

PLA: G


973.924

Olson, Keith W.

Watergate: The Presidential Scandal That Shook America

x + 220 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 photos, index, $35.00 cloth, $15.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University Press of Kansas

"Olson's book is particularly timely. Watergate grew out of the Vietnam War and the rationalizations of a wartime president who believed his actions were justified in the name of national security. Today we again are a nation at war (against terrorism), with a president who has embraced a similar national-security attitude. There has never been a better time to recall the lessons of Watergate, lest history repeat itself."--The Chicago Tribune (May 11, 2003). "This excellent investigation is both for newcomers to Watergate and those who vividly remember it. Highly recommended for public and academic collections."--Library Journal (March 15, 2003)

LC 2002038058, ISBN 0-7006-1250-5 (c.), ISBN 0-7006-1251-3 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


973.931

Dudziak, Mary L. (Editor)

September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment?

254 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos-8 in color, notes, suggested readings, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Duke University Press

Within hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers, the idea that the September 11 attacks had "changed everything" permeated American popular and political discussion. Bringing together leading scholars of history, law, literature, and Islam, this volume asks whether the attacks and their aftermath truly marked a transition in U.S. and world history or whether they are best understood as part of pre-existing historical trajectories.

LC 2003010840, ISBN 0-8223-3229-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3242-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.931

Hauerwas, Stanley and Frank Lentricchia (Editors)

Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11

240 pp., 6" x 9", 2 b&w photos, index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Duke University Press

In this deliberately and urgently provocative collection, noted writers, philosophers, literary critics, and theologians speak out against the war on terrorism and the government of George W. Bush as a response to the events of September 11, 2001. Critiquing government policy, citizen apathy, and social justifications following the attacks, these writers present a range of opinions on such issues as contemporary American foreign policy and displays of patriotism in the wake of the disaster.

LC 2003006486, ISBN 0-8223-3231-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3221-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.931

Meyerowitz, Joanne, for the Journal of American History

History and September 11th

288 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w illus., 2 maps, $59.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

Temple University Press

"This is a splendid collection of essays that helps us make sense of the background and the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Those attacks have resulted in deeper U.S. involvement in the Middle East but, unfortunately, the nation and the rest of the world have not necessarily come closer together. There is no better way to understand how such a situation has come about than to turn to these thoughtful, clearly written essays by some of the leading historians today. Every piece is excellent without exception."--Akira Iriye, Professor of History, Harvard University

LC 2003044047, ISBN 1-59213-202-2 (c.), ISBN 1-59213-203-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


974

Skoyles, John

Secret Frequencies: A New York Education

246 pp., 5 4/5" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Nebraska Press

"John Skoyles' wistful and sensual memoir Secret Frequencies: A New York Education can be added to the list of works that embrace the wonder and bustle of New York...Though Skoyles' adolescence is far from ideal,...he manages to articulate the wonder of discovery that is only possible in those last days before the innocence of youth is lost forever."--Associated Press. "A deeply engaging and funny book by a marvelous writer."--Tracy Kidder

LC 2003000600, ISBN 0-8032-4304-9

PLA: G


974.004

Alder, Henry Clay and Larry Nelson (Editors)

A History of Jonathan Adler: His Captivity and Life with the Indians

215 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $34.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

January 2003

The University of Akron Press

One of the most extensive first person accounts to survive from Ohio's pioneer and early settlement eras. Alder's reminiscence spans half a century, from his capture at the age of nine in 1782, when Ohio was still the exclusive domain of the Ohio Indian nations, to 1832, nearly a generation after the pioneer era had ended. The narrative provides a unique perspective on frontier Ohio and its transformation from wilderness to statehood. It illustrates the continuing evolution in the relationship between Ohio's Indians and whites from the Revolutionary War era to a time when many of the state's native peoples had been removed.

LC 2001006416, ISBN 1-884836-80-1 (c.), ISBN 1-884836-98-4 (p.)

PLA: G


974.02

Chet, Guy

Conquering the American Wilderness: The Triumph of European Warfare in the Colonial Northeast

248 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illus., bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Chet's book presents a timely and convincing challenge to the deeply ingrained belief that colonial New England militiamen fought 'Indian style.' In reality, the Revolution's Minutemen embodied the culmination of a process by which the military tactics of the Old World triumphed in the new."--Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College

LC 2002151285, ISBN 1-55849-366-2 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-382-4 (p.)

PLA: S


974.1

Saÿen, Murad

Maine: The Home Place

120 pp., 10 3/4" x 10 3/4", 96 illus., $45.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University Press of New England

Maine features ninety-six previously unpublished color photographs, accenting what photographer Murad Saÿen refers to as "the other Maine." "Saÿen selects images from his 24 years of living in Maine to offer a portrait of the state's landscape and residents. The full-color photographs, all of which float on the pages surrounded by white borders, depict Maine's splendor, from an Atlantic summer sunrise to hanging icicles on a 22-degrees-below-zero day. Saÿen's photos emphasize color and form, which isn't surprising, given that Saÿen was a painter 'long before' he became fascinated with photography...a lovely collection."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003010360, ISBN 1-58465-293-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


974.68

Rae, Douglas W.

City: Urbanism and Its End

512 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 80 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Yale University Press

"[An] energetic study...Amply documented with references, charts, and graphs and animated with captivating anecdotes and photographs, this accomplished study is an important addition to regional libraries and urban studies collections."--Library Journal. "Gracefully written and displaying an astonishing array of information from obscure if not fugitive sources, this book is a major statement about urban life at the turn of the century."--Raymond Wolfinger, University of California, Berkeley

LC 2003009974, ISBN 0-300-09577-5

PLA: S


974.72

Steinberg, Michael

Still Pitching: A Memoir

276 pp., 6" x 9", photos, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Michigan State University Press

Still Pitching is a coming-of-age story about growing up in New York in the 1950s. "Michael Steinberg's book lovingly preserves an otherwise lost time and place; it transports us back to Brooklyn in the 1950s so vividly that we can walk around, gawk, admire, and wince. A copy apiece should go into the collections of the Smithsonian and Cooperstown, but above all it belongs on the bookshelves of all those who appreciate honest, affecting, and funny memoirs about growing up."--Philip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay

LC 2003009751, ISBN 0-87013-697-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


974.801-dc21

Fowler, Don D. and David R. Wilcox

Philadelphia and the Development of Americanist Archaeology

240 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 illus., index, $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Reveals the crucial role the intellectuals and institutions of Philadelphia played in the development of archaeology. The ten essays in this volume focus on Philadelphians who were concerned with Americanist archaeology, or the "archaeology of the New World." As Europeans, and later, Euroamericans, spread across North, Central, and South America in the 16th through the 19th centuries, they encountered a bewildering variety of native peoples, customs, and languages, as well as tens of thousands of ancient ruins attesting to a long endemic culture history of obvious complexity.

LC 2003001149, ISBN 0-8173-1311-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-1312-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


975

Scarborough, William Kauffman

Masters of the Big House: Elite Slaveholders of the Mid-Nineteenth-Century South

521 pp., 6" x 9", 16 halftones, tables, introduction, appendixes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Louisiana State University Press

Scarborough unveils exciting new data about one of the most powerful groups in American history, the 340 wealthiest aristocratic planters who owned 250 or more slaves in the census years of 1850 and 1860. He has produced a work of incomparable scope and depth, a challenge to scholars as well as lay readers to see afresh a remarkable group who profoundly influenced the destiny of this nation. "Scarborough's book has long been eagerly anticipated, and the final result fulfills our every expectation."--William W. Freehling, author of The South vs. the South

LC 2003007301, ISBN 0-8071-2882-1

PLA: G


975.004

Hawkins, Benjamin

The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkins, 1796-1810

664 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 5 illus., $75.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A comprehensive collection of the most important sources on the late historic Creek Indians and their environment. In 1795 Benjamin Hawkins, a former U.S. senator and advisor to George Washington, was appointed U.S. Indian agent, superintendent of all the tribes south of the Ohio River. Unlike most other Indian agents, he lived among the Creek Indians for his entire tenure, from 1796 to 1816. Journeying forth from his home on the Flint River in Georgia, he served southeastern Indians as government intermediary during one of the longest eras of peace in the historic period.

LC 2003008305, ISBN 0-8173-1367-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5040-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


975.89

Pluckhahn, Thomas J.

Kolomoki: Settlement, Ceremony, and Status in the Deep South, A.D. 350 to 750

272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A comprehensive and systematic investigation of a Woodland period ceremonial center. Kolomoki--one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the southeastern U.S.--includes at least nine large earthen mounds in the lower Chattahoochee River valley of southwest Georgia. This study makes an important contribution to the understanding of "middle range" societies, particularly the manner in which ceremony could both level and accentuate status differentiation within them. It provides a readable overview of one of the most important--but historically least understood--prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.

LC 2003001799, ISBN 0-8173-1299-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5017-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


975.912-dc21

Schafer, Daniel L.

Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slave Owner

192 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w illus., 4 maps, appendix, notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University Press of Florida

Anna Kingsley's life story adds a dramatic chapter to histories of the South, the State of Florida, and the African Diaspora. "Undoubtedly the best documented record of a slave born in Africa, who married her owner in East Florida, operated a plantation after her husband's death, and ruled as matriarch over an extended family until the Civil War. Schafer has reconstructed Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley's story in a remarkable way."--Bruce L. Mouser

LC 2002033372, ISBN 0-8130-2616-4

AASL: R/HS

PLA: G


975.941-dc21

Ogle, Maureen

Key West: History of an Island of Dreams

208 pp., 6" x 9", 44 b&w photos, sources, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University Press of Florida

"Ogle captures this island city in all its quirky charm. Her story breezes along in typical Key West fashion--full of gossip and humor, with the jolt of a good cup of Cuban coffee."--Lee Irby, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

LC 2002040901, ISBN 0-8130-2615-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


976.004

Atkinson, James R.

Splendid Land, Splendid People: The Chickasaw Indians to Removal

456 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 17 illus., $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

The University of Alabama Press

A history of the Chickasaw tribe while they occupied their original motherland. Atkinson thoroughly researched the Chickasaw Indians, tracing their history as far back as the documentation and archaeological record will allow. He historicized from a Native viewpoint and outlined political events leading to removal, while he addressed important issues such as slave-holding among Chickasaws, involvement of Chickasaw and neighboring Indian tribes in the American Revolution, and the lives of Chickasaw women.

LC 2003008300, ISBN 0-8173-1339-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-5033-0 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


976.1

McDonald, Robin

Heart of a Small Town: Photographs of Alabama Towns

160 pp., 8" x 8", 126 photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Alabama Press

With 126 photographs and 30 quotes from noted Alabama storytellers, Robin McDonald creates the "mood" of small towns everywhere as they quietly retire from service. He draws his subjects from those areas of the state that have been bypassed by major highways and left somewhat deserted. Matched with quotations from noted writers like Truman Capote, Zelda Fitzgerald, James Agee, Vicki Covington, and Rick Bragg.

LC 2003045516, ISBN 0-8173-1375-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


976.148

Grady, Alan

When Good Men Do Nothing: The Assassination of Albert Patterson

312 pp., 6" x 9", 23 photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Alabama Press

This book explores the murder of the man who set out to clean up "sin city." On June 18, 1954, former state senator Albert Patterson, the Democratic Party's nominee for state attorney general, was shot to death as he left his law office in Phenix City, Alabama, infamous for its prostitution, gambling, bootlegging, and political corruption. Patterson had made cleanup of Phenix City his primary campaign promise. With millions of dollars in illegal income and hundreds of political and professional careers at stake, the questions surrounding Patterson's murder was not why the trigger was pulled, but who pulled it.

LC 2002152962, ISBN 0-8173-1141-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


977.4

Arnett, Marvin V.

Pieces from Life's Crazy Quilt

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

April 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Arnett's close observations and attention to the details of her neighborhood and the complex adult relationships around her make this an understated yet powerful story of witness. "In this moving memoir, Arnett relates her experiences as a young African American in urban Detroit during the 1930s and 1940s...Public libraries everywhere will want to acquire this warm and wonderful book."--Library Journal. "Arnett writes poignantly of growing up in Detroit during the Depression, when families of various races shared neighborhoods and meager resources even as they suffered occasional racial and ethnic discord...Her memories primarily portray a sweeter time, despite its economic strife."--Booklist

LC 2002029135, ISBN 0-8032-1064-7

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O


977.457

Sherman, Elizabeth B.

Beyond the Windswept Dunes: The Story of Maritime Muskegon

240 pp., 7'' x 10'', 60 illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

Wayne State University Press

"Beyond the Windswept Dunes is a great treatment of local history. It's well researched, carefully documented, and appealingly written. It's the most thorough and authoritative discussion I've seen of Muskegon's maritime history and it will be a very valuable resource as a result."--C. Patrick Labadie, Historian, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary & Underwater Preserve

LC 2003002567, ISBN 0-8143-3127-0

PLA: RS


977.595

Miskimen, Mel C.

Cop's Kid: A Milwaukee Memoir

160 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 3/4", 3 cover photos, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Growing up, Mel Miskimen thought that a gun and handcuffs on the kitchen table were as normal as a gallon of milk and a loaf of Mrs. Karl's bread. Through her eyes her father, a Milwaukee cop for almost forty years, was part Super Hero and part Supreme Being. Miskimen's memoir, told in humorous vignettes, tells what it was like for a girl growing up in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s with a dad who packed a lunch and packed heat.

LC 2003005022, ISBN 0-299-18880-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


978

Quantic, Diane D. and P. Jane Hafen (Editors)

A Great Plains Reader

752 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

July 2003

University of Nebraska Press

From tribal histories to the impressions of travelers today, from tales of isolation and nature's furious storms to accounts of efforts to build communities, from flights of fancy to nuanced observations of the ecology of the grasslands, this comprehensive volume provides a history of the intricate relationships of land and people in the Great Plains. Several essays look to the future and explore changes that would embolden the people of the Plains to continue to call home this place they have learned to value in spite of its persistent challenges. "This treasury contains more than 100 excerpted selections. Well worth a library's consideration."--Booklist

LC 2002031968, ISBN 0-8032-3802-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8032-8853-0 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


978.004

Fowler, Loretta

The Columbia Guide to the American Indians of the Great Plains

304 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 20 photos, 10 illus., 5 maps, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

Columbia University Press

Here in one volume is an indispensable guide to the extensive ethnohistorical research that, in recent decades, has recovered the varied and often unexpected history of Comanche, Cheyenne, Osage, and Sioux Indians, to name only a few of the tribal groups included. From the earliest archaeological evidence to the current experience of Indians living on and off reservations, a wealth of information is presented in a clear and accessible way.

LC 2002073708, ISBN 0-231-11700-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


978.004

Goodyear, Frank H.

Red Cloud: Photographs of a Lakota Chief

219 pp., 8" x 10", 97 photos, map, index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of Nebraska Press

"Some of the most famous American photographers of that era [the nineteenth century] worked with Red Cloud, including Mathew Brady, Edward Curtis, Alexander Gardner, and Charles Bell. Goodyear...informs us in his concise and informative introduction that Red Cloud's decision to face the camera as often as he did was motivated by his interest in serving as a mediator between the Oglala Indians and the federal government, using these occasions to speak to both the dominant culture and his own people. These portraits can be read as semi-autobiographical texts that reveal the hopes and anxieties Red Cloud confronted during this transitional moment in Lakota history...."--Booklist

LC 2002075092, ISBN 0-8032-2192-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


978.004

McLaughlin, Castle

Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis and Clark's Indian Collection

416 pp., 8 3/4" x 10 3/4", 195 illus. (150 in color), index, $60.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Washington Press (with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology)

William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on their epic journey across the American West, they were acting not only as territorial explorers but as diplomatic emissaries from the young United States to the Native American peoples they encountered. Castle McLaughlin's fresh examination of the Native American objects related to Lewis and Clark's expedition challenges the conventional wisdom about these men and their mission as scientists, collectors, and explorers and places their journey in the context of a complex process of mutual discovery between representatives of very different cultures.

LC 2003053584, ISBN 0-295-98360-4 (c.), ISBN 0-295-98361-2 (p.)

PLA: O


978.01

Calloway, Colin G.

One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark

648 pp., 6" x 9", 22 photos, 15 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Selection of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Reader's Subscription Book Club. "Distinguished Dartmouth historian Calloway concentrates on the Indian experience from the Appalachians to the Pacific, in a time frame from prehistory to the 18th century. The scope is staggering, but Calloway masters it, demonstrating a remarkable command of a broad spectrum of historical, ethnographic and archaeological sources including printed material and oral traditions."--Publishers Weekly (starred review). "An enthralling and brilliant survey of the history and culture of various Native American groups."--Booklist

LC 2003044757, ISBN 0-8032-1530-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


978.02

Robinson, Charles M., III (Editor)

The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume One: November 20, 1872-July 28, 1876

528 pp., 6" x 9", 18 halftones, 2 maps, 16 appendixes, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of North Texas Press

The first book in a six-book series on the journals of a significant western military history officer, aide-de-camp to General George Crook and witness to battles of the Great Sioux War. Volume 1 begins with Cochise and the Apache campaigns. Bourke's ethnographic notes on the Apaches continued with further observations on the Hopis in 1874, and next the Sioux and Cheyenne during the 1875 Black Hills Expedition. This volume culminates with the momentous events of the Great Sioux War and vivid descriptions of the Powder River fight and the Battle of the Rosebud. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title (January 2004).

LC 2002152293, ISBN 1-57441-161-6

PLA: S


978.6

Old Coyote, Henry, Barney Old Coyote Jr., and Phenocia Bauerle (Editors)

The Way of the Warrior: Stories of the Crow People

157 pp., 6" x 9", 8 photos, map, figure, glossary, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of Nebraska Press

With vigor and insight, Crow elders tell their favorite stories of the exploits of memorable leaders from years past. Rousing adventures and unforgettable warriors inhabit these tales. Decades ago, the storytellers represented in this volume-including Carl Crooked Arm, Plain Feather, and Cold Wind-recounted these tales to two Crow brothers, Henry Old Coyote and Barney Old Coyote Jr. The Old Coyote brothers recorded, transcribed, and translated into English the accounts, which have now been edited and introduced by Barney's granddaughter, Phenocia Bauerle. Bauerle's editing has preserved the power of the traditional Crow oral tales and makes them accessible to non-Crow readers as well.

LC 2002032257, ISBN 0-8032-3572-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


978.9

Hart, E. Richard

Pedro Pino: Governor of Zuni Pueblo, 1830-1878

200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", photos, $36.95 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

Utah State University Press

Pedro Pino, or Lai-iu-ah-tsai-lu (his Zuni name) was for many years the most important Zuni political leader. Born in 1788, captured by Navajos in his teens, he was sold into a New Mexican household, where he obtained his Spanish name. When he returned to Zuni, he spoke three languages and brought with him a wealth of knowledge regarding the world outside the pueblo. He ably conducted Zuni foreign relations, defending the pueblo's sovereignty and lands, establishing trade relationships, interacting with foreigners--from prominent military and scientific expeditions to common emigrants--and documenting all in a remarkable archive.

LC 2002156452, ISBN 0-87421-562-5 (c.), ISBN 0-87421-563-3 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


979.4

Kahn, Ava F. and Marc Dollinger (Editors)

California Jews

216 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 122 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first to look at a variety of issues that have shaped California Jewry over its one hundred and fifty-year history. Essays discuss Jews and the gold rush, Latino-Jewish relations in Los Angeles, the Jewish community of Venice, kibbutzniks in San Fernando, Hollywood's Jewish organizational leadership, Jewish response to Japanese incarceration during World War II, post-war affiliations between Jews and Catholics in the Bay area, and Jewish women's activism. The volume also includes two photo essays that capture different styles of California Jewish art.

LC 2003010132, ISBN 1-58465-060-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


979.4

Kroeber, Karl and Clifton Kroeber

Ishi in Three Centuries

282 pp., 6" x 9", 6 tables, 31 illus., map, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Ishi in Three Centuries brings together a range of insightful and unsettling perspectives and the latest research to enrich and personalize our understanding of one of the most famous Native Americans of the modern era-Ishi, the last Yahi. After decades of concealment from genocidal attacks on his people in California, Ishi (ca. 1860-1916) came out of hiding in 1911 and lived the last five years of his life in the University of California Anthropological Museum in San Francisco. This volume illuminates Ishi the person, his relationship to anthropologist A. L. Kroeber and others, his Yahi world, and his enduring and evolving legacy.

LC 2002035653, ISBN 0-8032-2757-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


979.4

Wagenknecht, Louise

White Poplar, Black Locust

271 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illus., $26.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Louise Wagenknecht grew up in one of the West's last company lumber towns; a small community called Hilt on the California-Oregon border. There she witnessed the dying years of a unique way of life, the tail end of the 1950s lumber boom that would devastate the ancient old-growth forests of the Klamath Mountains as well as the people of Hilt, whose lives were inextricably tied to the company lumber mill. White Poplar, Black Locust is the story of that transformation and a noteworthy addition to the literature of place, and a sensitive and richly textured family memoir.

LC 2002071454, ISBN 0-8032-4804-0

PLA: G


979.777

Pierce, J. Kingston

Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All

320 pp., 6" x 9", 49 halftones, 2 maps, bibliog., $21.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Washington State University Press

This collection of accounts about Seattle history provides a fascinating look at the sometimes troubled, tragic, and bawdy past of the Emerald City and its neighbors. The author portrays the trendy fads and devastating events that shaped the region, and introduces some of the area's most notorious scoundrels and greatest benefactors. Whether about the great 1889 fire or the plague of 1918, brothel owners or rock musicians, Pierce's vignettes deliver captivating reading.

LC 2003012583, ISBN 0-87422-269-9

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG


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