2005 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences

300-329 Political Science

360-369 Social Problems and Services

 

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

   

350-359 Public Administration

 

390-399 Customs and Folklore

 

 

   

300-329 Political Science

301.097

Price, David H.

Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists

448 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Duke University Press

Threatening Anthropology offers a meticulously detailed account of how U.S. Cold War surveillance damaged the field of anthropology. Price reveals how dozens of activist anthropologists were publicly and privately persecuted during the Red Scares of the 1940s and 1950s. He shows that it was not Communist Party membership or Marxist beliefs that attracted the most intense scrutiny but rather social activism. Demonstrating that the FBI's focus on anthropologists lessened as activist work and Marxist analysis in the field tapered off, Price argues that the impact of McCarthyism on anthropology extended far beyond the lives of those who lost their jobs.

LC 2003019214, ISBN 0-8223-3326-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3338-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


303.3'8

Best, Joel

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

xvii + 200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 14 line illus., 4 tables, bibliog., references, index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of California Press

In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Best continues his lively and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused. "This book is packed with helpful tips for understanding statistics, and it even manages to make a usually dull topic interesting."--Booklist. "Best provides us with another telling compendium of misleading statistics about a variety of topical issues. His approach to explicating them is lucid, instructive, and quite engaging."--John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy

LC 2003028076, ISBN 0-520-23830-3

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: O


303.4

Wallerstein, Immanuel

World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction

128 pp., 5 7/8" x 9 1/4", glossary, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Duke University Press

In World-Systems Analysis, Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a widely utilized methodology within the historical social sciences and a common point of reference in discussions of globalization. Now, for the first time in one volume, Wallerstein offers a succinct summary of world-systems analysis and a clear outline of the modern world-system, describing the structures of knowledge upon which it is based, its mechanisms, and its future.

LC 2004003291, ISBN 0-8223-3431-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3442-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


303.6

Pearlstein, Richard M.

Fatal Future?: Transnational Terrorism and the New Global Disorder

214 pp., 6" x 9", index, $55.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

University of Texas Press

This groundbreaking book examines the evolution of terrorism in the context of the new global disorder. "As the media has zeroed in on the individual victims, heroes, and perpetrators of 9/11, followed the fighting in Afghanistan, and chronicled the 'war against terrorism' at home, there has been a crying need for a short, sober book like this one...[to] provide a broader context. It shows that 9/11 was not unexpected, if unpredicted."--J. Garry Clifford, Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

LC 2003020477, ISBN 0-292-70162-4 (c.), ISBN 0-292-70265-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


303.6'25

Cragin, Kim and Sara A. Daly

The Dynamic Terrorist Threat: An Assessment of Group Motivations and Capabilities in a Changing World

126 pp., 6" x 9", 5 tables, 10 figures, summary, glossary, bibliog., appendix, $20.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

RAND

In The Dynamic Terrorist Threat, the authors develop a matrix designed to help policymakers identify and prioritize the threats posed by terrorist groups to the United States. They compare the motivations and capabilities of various terrorist groups and rate 22 different terrorist organizations on their overall capability for violence as well as the degree of their hostility toward the U.S. They then assess how terrorists adapt and change and what they need to exist and conduct attacks, in order to identify the potential vulnerabilities of terrorist groups.

LC 2003021106, ISBN 0-8330-3494-4

AASL: G/JHS-HS, P

PLA: G


303.6'6-dc22

Dallmayr, Fred

Peace Talks - Who Will Listen?

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", appendix, notes, index, $40.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

December 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

"With gripping multicultural sensitivity, Professor Dallmayr opens our minds and hearts to an urgent, timely message of how to think about making peace. With penetrating insights and fascinating exploration, he shows that this message, which must be heeded if our species is to survive with dignity, has timeless roots that he vividly brings to light while drawing deftly on traditions at once ancient and modern, Western and Eastern, and from the global North and South."--Robert C. Johansen, University of Notre Dame

LC 2004016468, ISBN 0-268-02568-1 (c.), ISBN 0-268-02569-X (p.)

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


304.2

Wainwright, J. A.

Every Grain of Sand: Canadian Perspectives on Ecology and Environment

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

December 2004

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Combining personal memoirs with formal essays, this collection encourages activism as a personal commitment, dialogue with perceived enemies in environmental wars, and the dismantling of power-based divisions of centre versus marginal politics. "Just as the rallying cry "the personal is political" focused for feminism the ways in which self and world...come together, these fourteen essays...highlight for anyone with an interest in the environment the tenet that political issues-acid rain, pesticide use, corporate business, urban sprawl, eradication of habitat-are personal, not abstractions at all."--Pamela Banting, University of Calgary

ISBN 0-88920-453-5

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RS


304.2'09

Elvin, Mark

The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of China

592 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Yale University Press

This landmark book--the first environmental history of China--provides both a new perspective on long-term Chinese history and an explanation of the roots of China's current environmental crisis. "By far the best history of the interaction between the traditional Chinese and their surroundings. It is a mighty work, stupendously learned, often entertaining."--Jonathan Mirsky, Literary Review

LC 2003017378, ISBN 0-300-10111-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


304.2'3

Howe, Nicholas (Editor)

Home and Homelessness in the Medieval and Renaissance World

184 pp., 6" x 9", 21 halftones, index, $40.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

November 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

"Nicholas Howe has assembled a collection of essays that leads the reader through medieval and renaissance homes and the poignant experiences of the homeless. The essayists are all sensitive writers, striving to understand the sentiment people attached to home and the anguish of losing their homes."--Barbara Hanawalt, Ohio State University. "This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary volume will engage the specialist, the general reader, and for that matter anyone interested in the meanings different societies attach to the concept of home.' Howe is especially to be congratulated for placing the issue of homelessness, which looms so large in today's world, in historical 15>perspective."--Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

LC 2004011325, ISBN 0-268-03069-3 (c.), ISBN 0-268-03070-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


305

Neckerman, Kathryn M. (Editor)

Social Inequality

1,017 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/4", bibliog., references, index, $125.00 cloth, $49.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

Inequality in income, earnings, and wealth has risen dramatically in the United States over the past three decades. In Social Inequality, a group of the nation's leading social scientists assess whether the recent run-up in economic inequality has been accompanied by rising inequality in social domains such as the quality of family and neighborhood life, equal access to education and health care, job satisfaction, and political participation. The most comprehensive review of this quandary to date, Social Inequality maps out a new agenda for research on inequality in America with important implications for public policy.

LC 2003069340, ISBN 0-87154-620-5 (c.), ISBN 0-87154-621-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


305.242

Marling, Karal Ann

Debutante: Rites and Regalia of American Debdom

230 pp., 6" x 9", 61 photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

University Press of Kansas

"A lively and enlightening book that shows how the debutante ritual still lives in every prom dress and Miss America pageant."--Publishers Weekly. "A delightful romp through the history of the rites and rituals surrounding the debutante. At the same time, it is a serious and engrossing history of the intersections of race, class, and gender around the figure of a glorified girl--from the debs of New York high society to African-American 'coming out' adolescents ,Hispanic quinceañeras, and the ubiquitous high school senior proms...A well-written, fast-paced narrative that both scholars and general readers will enjoy."--Lois Banner, author of American Beauty

LC 2003023589, ISBN 0-7006-1317-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O, G


305.26-dc22

Ghilarducci, Teresa (Editor)

What You Need to Know About the Economics of Growing Old* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): A Provocative Reference Guide to the Economics of Aging

152 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 49 tables, bibliog., $14.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

With the aid of her Economics of Aging class, Teresa Ghilarducci has compiled this comprehensive sourcebook as a guide for politicians, economists, journalists, students, and ordinary Americans through the maze of Social Security and the economics of growing old in America. This book will be valuable from the classroom to the halls of Congress. Simply put, it contains information everyone should know. "This little book has a knack for asking the right questions. It's on my 'A' list for information on retirement issues."--John Turner, editor of Pay at Risk

LC 2004016404, ISBN 0-268-02963-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


305.322

Roughgarden, Joan

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People

474 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $27.50 cloth, CIP Included

May 2004

University of California Press

"As a compendium of information on sex and gender diversity in the natural world, Roughgarden's is the richest and most authoritative book available, fulfilling a desperate need of readers both within and outside the scientific community...this book is going to have a huge impact."--Nature. "This brilliant and accessible work...has the potential to revolutionize the way readers conceive of gender and sexuality in the natural world.--Publishers Weekly. "....this book will be widely read. It combines the combustible power of a keen intellect with powerful conviction and ethical courage....an important and honest book about a subject that matters."--American Scientist

LC 2003024512, ISBN 0-520-24073-1

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G, S


305.42

Badran, Margot and Miriam Cooke (Editors)

Opening the Gates: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $60.00 cloth, $27.95 paper

April 2004

Indiana University Press

The second edition of this highly successful anthology of feminist writings by Arab women-essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, and speeches-includes a generous selection of texts produced since publication of the first edition in 1990. These new selections expand upon the themes of awareness, rejection, and activism that marked the multiple forms of Arab women's feminist expression over the course of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

LC 2004558929, ISBN 0-253-34441-7 (c.), ISBN 0-253-21703-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.42

Penney, Sherry H. and James D. Livingston

A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights

288 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Wright's strong but unpretentious personality jumps from the page in excerpts from her many letters. Her honesty and wit add zest to the now familiar stories of the anti-slavery and woman's rights movements, all of which is captured admirably [in] this very readable scholarly biography"--Library Journal

LC 2003027702, ISBN 1-55849-447-2

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


305.8

Bayor, Ronald H. (Editor)

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

1104 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", $95.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

Columbia University Press

Since the first European settlement in the New World, race, ethnicity, and related issues have loomed large in American history. This volume explores these topics, including not only the history of black-white interactions but also attitudes and reactions surrounding Protestants, Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more.

LC 2003067412, ISBN 0-231-11994-1

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


305.8

Hodgson, Godfrey

More Equal Than Others: America from Nixon to the New Century (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)

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

March 2004

Princeton University Press/A Century Foundation Book

"In More Equal Than Others, an up-to-the-minute critique of modern American life, the British historian Godfrey Hodgson combines intelligent discussions of pressures that have shaped American society during the last quarter-century ... with a factoid-packed jeremiad against the triumph of the suburb-the demographic zone where half the population now lives, where two-thirds of new jobs are located, whose voting strength overawes Congress.... Although Hodgson writes as a liberal, he levels [his] charges across party lines."--Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book Review. "Wonderfully written, wide-ranging and profoundly depressing."--Kathleen Burk, Financial Times

LC 2003055549, ISBN 0-691-11788-8

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


305.8

Kasinitz, Philip, John H. Mollenkopf, and Mary C. Waters (Editors)

Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation

419 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

Almost two-thirds of New Yorkers under the age of 18 are the children of immigrants. This second generation shares with previous waves of immigrant youth the experience of attempting to reconcile their cultural heritage with American society. In Becoming New Yorkers, noted social scientists Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, and Mary Waters bring together in-depth ethnographies of some of New York's largest immigrant populations to assess the experience of the new second generation and to explore the ways in which they are changing the fabric of American culture.

LC 2004046633, ISBN 0-87154-436-9

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RS


305.8

King, Richard H.

Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals, 1940-1970

414 pp., 6" x 9", index, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Toward the end of World War II, scholars and writers reeling from the politics of racism stressed the unity of humankind, but by the early 1970s, dominant voices proclaimed ongoing diversity-sometimes irreconcilable antagonism-among human cultures. To study this transition from universalism to cultural particularism, Richard King focuses on the arguments of major thinkers, movements, and traditions of thought, attempting to construct a map of the ideological positions that were staked out and an intellectual history of this transition.

LC 2004005897, ISBN 0-8018-8065-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8018-8066-1 (p.)

PLA: S


305.8

Sammon, Mark J. and Valerie Cunningham

Black Portsmouth: Three Centuries of African-American Heritage

312 pp., 7" x 10", 56 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of New England

A thought provoking guide to three centuries of Portsmouth, NH's social, political, economic, and cultural history, with scores of site-specific stories. We meet Africans from Gambia who debarked from a slave ship in 1758, and Prince Whipple, who fought in the American Revolution. We learn about their descendants who overcame the tragedies and challenges of their ancestors' enslavement and subsequent marginalization to build communities, found institutions, and contribute to society. We also learn about the extant historical sites important to Black Portsmouth, and preservation efforts for the city's early Black heritage.

LC 2004007172, ISBN 1-58465-289-6

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: O, RG


305.8

Spickard, Paul and G. Reginald Daniel (Editors)

Racial Thinking in the United States: Uncompleted Independence

376 pp., 6" x 9", 11 halftones, 1 diagram, index, $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

This is a comprehensive reassessment of the ideas that Americans have had about race. This useful book draws on the skills and perspectives of nine scholars from the fields of history, sociology, theology, American studies, and ethnic studies. In thirteen carefully crafted essays they tell the history of the American system of racial domination and of twentieth-century challenges to that racial hierarchy, from monoracial movements to the multiracial movement. "...The editors' introduction offers a superb brief discussion of the meaning of the term 'race,' and the essays are vigorous, sophisticated, earnest, interesting, and honest. It ought to be read widely."--Winthrop D. Jordan, University of Mississippi

LC 2004011377, ISBN 0-268-04103-2 (c.), ISBN 0-268-04104-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


305.868

Durand, Jorge and Douglas S. Massey (Editors)

Crossing the Border: Research from the Mexican Migration Project

345 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $42.50 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

"For over twenty years, Douglas S. Massey and Jorge Durand have collected pioneering data on Mexican migrants to the United States. At least as much anything else, analyses of their data help to dispel negative images and myths about U.S. Mexican immigrants. Crossing the Border, an enormously insightful and useful book, contains the best and most representative examples of these analyses, thus demonstrating why the Mexican Migration Project is one of the most significant and policy-relevant social science accomplishments of the latter part of the twentieth century."--Frank D. Bean, University of California, Irvine

LC 2004042837, ISBN 0-87154-288-9

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: S


305.892

Bodemann, Y. Michael

A Jewish Family in Germany Today: An Intimate Portrait

296 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, glossary, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Duke University Press

By sharing the life stories of members of the Kalman family, Bodemann provides an intimate look at what it is like to live as a Jew in Germany today. Having survived concentration camps in Poland, four Kalman siblings were left stranded in Germany after the war. They built new lives and a major enterprise; they each married and had children. Over the past fifteen years Bodemann conducted extensive interviews with the Kalmans, mostly with the survivors' ten children, who were born between 1948 and 1964. In these oral histories, he shares their thoughts on Judaism, work, family, and community.

LC 2004011845, ISBN 0-8223-3410-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3421-6 (p.)

AASL: S/JHS-HS

PLA: S


305.892

Staub, Michael E.

The Jewish 1960s: An American Sourcebook

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

September 2004

University Press of New England

This book introduces readers to some of the finest essays, speeches, and journalistic accounts by Jewish commentators, spokespersons, prominent rabbis, civil rights and antiwar activists, radical Zionists, feminists, counter-cultural leaders, and their critics from 1960 to the early 1970s. This volume brings together materials from Jews on the right as well as the left and chronicles, among other things, Jewish religious and ethnic renewal, the Jewish stand on civil rights, Jewish liberalism and Jewish neo-conservatism, American Jews' commitments to Israel, Jewish contributions to feminism and the homosexual rights movements, and the evolution of Holocaust consciousness.

LC 2004008360, ISBN 1-58465-417-1

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: S


305.895

Han, Arar and John Hsu (Editors)

Asian American X: An Intersection of Twenty-First Century Asian American Voices

264 pp., 6" x 9", 1 drawing, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

The University of Michigan Press

This refreshing and timely collection of coming-of-age essays, edited and written by young Asian Americans, powerfully captures the joys and struggles of their evolving identities as one of the fastest-growing groups in the nation and poignantly depicts the many oft-conflicting ties they feel to both American and Asian cultures. The essays also highlight the vast cultural diversity within the category of Asian American, yet ultimately reveal how these young people are truly American in their ideals and dreams.

LC 2004003463, ISBN 0-472-06874-1

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: O


305.896

Smith, Lillian

Now Is the Time

145 pp., 5" x 7", afterword, $20.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University Press of Mississippi

This impassioned plea for tolerance, desegregation, and civil rights advocacy was written by one of the South's leading activists and writers. Originally it was published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing segregation. Reprinted on the fiftieth anniversary of this case, Now Is the Time addresses issues that continue to resonate in today's world.

LC 2003062155, ISBN 1-57806-631-X

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: S


305.896

Wallace, Michele

Dark Designs and Visual Culture

528 pp., 6" x 9", 61 b&w photos, notes, index, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Duke University Press

This collection brings together more than fifty of the articles written by Michele Wallace over the past fifteen years. Included alongside many of her best-known pieces are previously unpublished essays as well as interviews conducted with Wallace about her work. Dark Designs and Visual Culture charts the development of a singular, path breaking black feminist consciousness.

LC 2004011108, ISBN 0-8223-3427-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3413-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


305.9

Gies, Martha

Up All Night

192 pp., 6" x 9", $17.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

Oregon State University Press

This collection of voices from the graveyard shift reveals the hidden lives of the men and women who keep our cities running after dark. Their candid stories about night work--and about their lives during the daylight hours--offer a rare insider's look at the unseen workers who toil while the rest of us sleep. "Like Studs Terkel chronicling the lives of workers, Gies gets inside her story and allows us to get a real feel for a style of life few of us will experience. A fine example of living, breathing oral history."--Booklist

LC 2003022314, ISBN 0-87071-028-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


306.1

Price, Roberta

Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture

352 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", 13 color and 47 b&w illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

Selected by ForeWord magazine as one of the top ten university press books of the year. "A splendid book that beautifully captures the spirit of the moment, and it does so in the best possible way--by recollecting and working through the specific details so often lost to memory and history. Huerfano is a virtual archive of data--an early edition of The Whole Earth Catalog come to life with a compelling narrative and vivid characters."--Nick Bromwell, author of Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s

LC 2004018194, ISBN 1-55849-469-3

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: G


306.76

Green, Jamison

Becoming a Visible Man

264 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Vanderbilt University Press

Becoming a Visible Man is an artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender. Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female-to-male transsexual experience, ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment. "An intelligent and engaging book. Jamison Green, an extraordinary activist and advocate for FTM transsexuals, demonstrates that he is also an extraordinary writer."--Joanne Meyerowitz, author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States

LC 2004001006, ISBN 0-8265-1456-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8265-1457-X (p.)

PLA: G


306.84

Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Double or Nothing?: Jewish Families and Mixed Marriages

216 pp., 6" x 9", $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

University Press of New England

"Fishman...employs the social scientist's eye to explore family dynamics in order to illuminate the larger social and psychological dimensions of mixed marriages...Fishman's research reaches beyond the topic of mixed marriage to describe the complexion of American life in general, its perceptions, strengths and stereotypes...Given the high percentage of intermarried families, this book should find a ready audience that will resonate with the experiences of Fishman's interviewees."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003021956, ISBN 1-58465-460-0

AASL: G, S, RS/HS, P

PLA: G, S


306.85

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lee Rainwater (Editors)

The Future of the Family

296 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

The Future of the Family is a singular contribution to our understanding of one of the most important social issues of the twenty-first century. The editors have brought together scholars who collectively represent the work's foremost experts on family systems. The net result is a volume replete with important comparative findings and insights on the changing family and family policies in the United States and other countries."--William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

LC 2004046670, ISBN 0-87154-625-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


306.874

Agigian, Amy

Baby Steps: How Lesbian Alternative Insemination is Changing the World

288 pp., 6" x 9", index, bibliog., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Wesleyan University Press

Baby Steps is the first in-depth discussion of the issues and questions raised by lesbian insemination. The book has been designed to serve the interests of general readers and health care providers, as well as teachers and students in women's studies, gay and lesbian 13>studies, sociology, legal studies, and bioethics.

LC 2004002036, ISBN 0-8195-6629-2

PLA: S


306.874

Mallon, Gerald P.

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood

153 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", $70.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Columbia University Press

"At long last, author Gerald Mallon has given voice to that unacknowledged vanguard of gay men who have stepped forward to parent children in need-without asking for anything in return but the opportunity to be loved by a child. This sensitive and timely book is required reading for all child welfare professionals and for gay men who are, or will be, parents. Drawing on an exhaustive review of research literature and social and legal policies, and enlivened by quotes from personal interviews, Mallon gives us an "everything-you-need-to-know" primer on gay male parenting..."--James J. Kelly, Ph.D., LCSW

LC 2003055086, ISBN 0-231-11796-5 (c.), ISBN 0-231-11797-3 (p.)

PLA: G


307.76

Frumkin, Howard, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson

Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

288 pp., 6" x 9", tables, figures, photos, index, $60.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Island Press

"...Frumkin, Jackson, and Frank make the compelling point that unless Americans are given more choice in where and how they live and travel, all of us will bear the burden, not just in terms of extra pounds, but also in terms of lower quality of life, higher health care costs, reduced life expectancy, and greater isolation, especially at the vulnerable beginning and end of our lives. I hope every elected and appointed official in the U.S. reads this book and then acts on it to avert the economic and health crisis that is fast headed our way."--Governor Parris N. Glendening, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute

LC 2004002136, ISBN 1-55963-912-1 (c.), ISBN 1-55963-305-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: O


320.15

Cranston, Alan Edited by Kim Cranston

The Sovereignty Revolution

102 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

Stanford University Press

The Sovereignty Revolution is the late Senator Alan Cranston's analysis of the problems created by our current conception of sovereignty, "with every nation supreme inside its own borders and acknowledging no master outside them." As such, it is the last testament of a senior statesman with a deep moral commitment to nuclear disarmament.

LC 2004004181, ISBN 0-804-74761-X

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


320.479

Clayton, Cornell W., Lance T. LeLoup, and Nicholas P. Lovrich (Editors)

Washington State Government and Politics

246 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Washington State University Press

Through intriguing case studies as well as fresh discussions and analysis from top political authorities throughout the state, Washington State Government and Politics provides an absorbing examination of an evolving state political system.

LC 2003028292, ISBN 0-87422-273-7

AASL: RS/JHS-HS

PLA: O, RG


320.6'09

Miller, Mark C. and Jeb Barnes

Making Policy, Making Law: An Interbranch Perspective

256 pp., 7" x 10", index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Georgetown University Press

Making Policy, Making Law provides a combination of contemporary policy analysis, an interbranch perspective, and diverse methodological approaches that speak to a surprisingly overlooked gap in the literature dealing with the role of the courts in the American policymaking process. For scholars and students in government and law-as well as for concerned citizenry-this book unravels the complicated interplay of governmental agencies and provides an in-depth look at how the U.S. government functions in reality.

LC 2004004387, ISBN 1-58901-025-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


320.97

Gill, Lesley

The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas

304 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illus., notes, references, index, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Duke University Press

Located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the School of the Americas (SOA) is a U.S. Army center that has trained more than sixty thousand soldiers and police, mostly from Latin America, in counterinsurgency and combat-related skills since it was founded in 1946. Lesley Gill goes behind the fa?ade and presents a comprehensive portrait of the SOA. Gill exposes the School's institutionalization of state-sponsored violence, the havoc it has wrought in Latin America, and the strategies used by activists seeking to curtail it.

LC 2003027511, ISBN 0-8223-3382-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3392-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


320.973

Wayne, Stephen

Is This Any Way To Run A Democratic Government?

224 pp., 7" x 10", index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Georgetown University Press

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Government examines the theory and practice of American democracy and the dichotomy that currently exists between them. The contributors assess both the reasons--and the consequences--of this division between the theory of democracy and how it is played out in actuality. Focusing on the here and now, this book is about the institutions, process, and politics of government: how well they work; whether they meet the criteria for a viable democratic system; and the extent to which they contribute to good public policy.

LC 2003019468, ISBN 1-58901-005-1

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


321

Ignatieff, Michael

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

160 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $22.95 cloth

April 2004

Princeton University Press

"In this exceptionally sophisticated commentary, [Ignatieff] provides much-needed global and historical context for America's war against al-Qaeda, illuminating the promise and peril of a range of possible strategies for combating terrorist threats....The sheer diversity of his case studies enables Ignatieff to discredit any simple-minded approach to terrorism."--Booklist. "[A] wise and reflective book....[It] is much more than a philosophical exercise. Ignatieff addresses real concerns, such as the acquisition of nuclear or chemical weapons by terrorist organizations. This should be required reading for all informed citizens as we face an uncertain future."--Library Journal

LC 2003107023, ISBN 0-691-11751-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


321.8

Newman, Edward and Roland Rich (Editors)

The UN Role in Promoting Democracy: Between Ideals and Reality

368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $33.00 paper, CIP included

September 2004

United Nations University Press

This book considers and questions the modalities, effectiveness and controversies of the UN's work in promoting and assisting democracy. It examines if the UN can help to build the foundations of democracy and whether, as an 'external' actor, it can have a substantive positive impact upon the development of democratic governance inside societies.

LC 2004015271, ISBN 92-808-1104-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


322.1

Dionne, E.J. Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Kayla M. Drogosz (Editors)

One Electorate under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

239 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $17.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Brookings Institution Press

One Electorate under God arises from the idea that public deliberation is more honest-and more democratic-when officials are open and reflective about the interactions between their religious convictions and their commitments in the secular realm. This book draws on a public debate between former New York governor Mario Cuomo and Indiana congressman Mark Souder, who discuss how their respective faith convictions have been both shaped by and reflected in their careers as public servants. This volume-the first of its kind-seeks to promote a greater understanding of American thinking about faith and public office in a pluralistic society.

LC 2004011096, ISBN 0-8157-1643-5

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


322.109

Chang, Maria Hsia

Falun Gong: The End of Days

188 pp., 5 3/4" x 8 3/4", index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Yale University Press

"This book, which is carefully balanced and clearly written, will appeal to both the specialist and novice. Chang has produced an ideal volume to educate the academic and general public about this crucial movement. Recommended."--Choice

LC 2003065148, ISBN 0-300-10227-5

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


322.109

Engeman, Thomas S. and Michael P. Zuckert (Editors)

Protestantism and the American Founding

296 pp., 6" x 9", index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

This welcome new textbook explores the relationship between Protestant theology and American political thought of the founding era. It gathers together both new and well known essays by scholars and outstanding thinkers in political philosophy and is enriched by classic selections from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Protestantism and the American Founding will serve as a valuable classroom guide for discussion and debate about issues in American and modern political philosophy.

LC 2004017231, ISBN 0-268-02768-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


323.044

White, Richard Alan

Breaking Silence: The Case That Changed the Face of Human Rights

320 pp., 7" x 10", index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Georgetown University Press

Young seventeen-year-old Joelito Filörtiga was taken from his family home in Asunci\n, Paraguay, brutally tortured, and murdered by the Paraguayan police. Breaking Silence is the inside story of the quest for justice by his father-the true target of the police-Paraguayan artist and philanthropist Dr. Joel Filörtiga. White gives the reader a compelling, first-hand, participant-observer perspective, taking us into the family with him, to give witness to not only their agony and sorrow, but to their resolute strength as well-strength that led to a groundbreaking $10 million legal decision in Filörtiga v. Peña.

LC 2004004292, ISBN 1-58901-032-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


323.097

Liang-Fenton, Debra (Editor)

Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy: Agendas, Policies, and Practices

524 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $47.50 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

January 2004

United States Institute of Peace Press

"Turns the spotlight on the United States' mixed record of promoting human rights throughout the world."--Jimmy Carter, President of the United States, 1977-81. "Offers a unique and extensive analysis of the evolution of U.S. human rights in policy in fourteen key countries and places that policy evolution thoughtfully within the broader frame of U.S. foreign policy and bilateral relations."--Harold Koh, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

LC 200406635, ISBN 1-929223-49-8 (c.), ISBN 1-929223-48-X (p.)

AASL: G/JHS-HS, P

PLA: S


323.119

Classen, Steven D.

Watching Jim Crow: The Struggles over Mississippi TV, 1955-1969

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 8 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

February 2004

Duke University Press

In the early 1960s, whenever the Today Show discussed integration, WLBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, cut away to local news. This was only one part of a larger effort by WLBT and other local stations to keep African Americans and integrationists off Jackson's television screens. Watching Jim Crow presents the vivid story of the successful struggles of African Americans to achieve representation in the TV programming of Jackson, a city many considered one of the strongest bastions of Jim Crow segregation. Classen provides a detailed social history of media activism and communications policy during the civil rights era.

LC 2003021426, ISBN 0-8223-3329-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3341-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


323.168

Gibson, James L.

Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?

467 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $47.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

"This is a bold and immensely important book that focuses attention on one of the most critical issues of our time. Namely, can facing the truth about a nation's brutal, violent, and oppressive history lead to reconciliation among that nation's former and bitter enemies? In what is perhaps the most sophisticated and subtle analysis of the South African reconciliation process to be found anywhere in the literature, James Gibson explores a number of unanticipated complexities generated by this seemingly simple question, and, in the 14>process, provides us with encouraging... insights. This book is simply a must read..."--James Sidanius, University of California, L.A.

LC 2003066879, ISBN 0-87154-312-5

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: S


323.22

Horowitz, Shale and Albrecht Schnabel (Editors)

Human Rights and Societies in Transition: Causes, Consequences, Responses

468 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 illus., bibliog., index, $45.00 paper, CIP included

June 2004

United Nations University Press

The book is a joint effort by 17 scholars from various parts of the world, specializing in political science, sociology, law, and regional studies. It explores the contemporary international human rights regime, the factors predominantly responsible for human rights violations in transition societies, long-term consequences of such violations, and political remedies.

LC 2004004113, ISBN 92-808-1092-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


323.44'2

Church, Forrest

The Separation of Church and State

160 pp., 9" x 7", $16.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Beacon Press

The Separation of Church and State presents, for the first time, a basic collection of the founders' teachings on this topic. Readers can see for themselves why George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison-together with leading evangelical Christians of the day-believed passionately in church-state separation. This concise primer gets past the rhetoric that surrounds the current debate, placing the founders' vivid writings on religious liberty in historical perspective. Edited and with running commentary by the Reverend Forrest Church, this important collection informs anyone curious about the original blueprint for our country and its government.

LC 2004006382, ISBN 0-8070-7722-4

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: not reviewed


324.6'23

Lumsden, Linda J.

Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland

280 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 19 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Indiana University Press

The colorful life of one of America's most celebrated suffragists and independent New Women. Lumsden's study of this glamorous and influential figure restores to history an important link between the homebound women of the 19th century and the iconoclastic feminists of the 1970s.

LC 2003027308, ISBN 0-253-34418-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


324.6'3

Edwards, George C. III

Why the Electoral College is Bad for America

224 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $26.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Yale University Press

"The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards has crafted an entirely new and up-to-date book. He provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution."--Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine

LC 2004004215, ISBN 0-300-10060-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


324.6'5

Björnlund, Eric

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

408 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2004

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change. In this book, Eric Björnlund provides an overview of what election monitoring is, where it comes from, and how it is currently conducted, and he educes general lessons for democracy promotion. Björnlund reports on actual practice, including case studies of particular election monitoring efforts and the author's own experience in the field, and on a few previous efforts to synthesize guidelines and lessons learned.

LC 2004011949, ISBN 0-8018-8043-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8018-8050-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


324.7

Green, Donald P. and Alan S. Gerber

Get Out the Vote! How to Increase Voter Turnout

145 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $42.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Brookings Institution Press

A practical guide for anyone trying to mobilize voters or organize at the grass roots. Unlike authors of other campaign advice books, Donald Green and Alan Gerber root their work firmly in rigorous science. "Two Yale political scientists, Donald P. Green and Alan S. Gerber, have studied turnout for years. Their findings, based on dozens of controlled experiments done as part of actual campaigns, are summarized in a slim and readable new book called Get Out the Vote!, which is bound to become a bible for politicians and activists of all stripes."--Alan B. Krueger, The New York Times

LC 2004000391, ISBN 0-8157-3268-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-3269-4 (p.)

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


324.973

Watson, Robert P.

Counting Votes: Lessons from the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida

336 pp., 6" x 9", 19 tables, 5 appendixes, notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of Florida

The 2000 presidential election changed history. This behind-the-scenes assessment of that controversial election dissects the challenging task of running an election and examines fundamental issues about fairness and equality, presenting a strong case for the need to reform elections in Florida and nationwide. Featuring insights and experiences of local election and political party officials in Florida and essays by advocates of election reform and noted political scientists, this book exposes problems associated with participatory democracy, prescribes remedies for these problems, and discusses the consequences.

LC 2004043737, ISBN 0-8130-2714-4

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


327.1

Campbell, Kurt M., Robert J. Einhorn, and Mitchell B. Reiss (Editors)

The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider Their Nuclear Choices

367 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Brookings Institution Press

More than half a century after the advent of the nuclear age, is the world approaching a tipping point that will unleash an epidemic of nuclear proliferation? This book examines domestic and transnational factors that shape nuclear policy. "Strong U.S. leadership, the editors say, is needed to harness partners and institutions and to keep countries away from the nuclear tipping point where proliferation becomes inevitable and uncontrollable. They assert we are not near the tipping point now, nor are we necessarily destined to reach it, but they note that, once the tipping process becomes identifiable in the NPT regime, it may be very difficult to stop."--Arms Control Today

LC 2004010941, ISBN 0-8157-1330-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-1331-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


327.1

Graham, Thomas Jr.

Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction

216 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", glossary, chronology, appendix, index, $12.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

University of Washington Press

"Thomas Graham Jr. has cut right down to the essentials about mankind's most dangerous weapons. The general public will be encouraged to demand better policies."--Hans Blix. "If security and arms control seem arcane, this vivid, succinct guided tour by a master diplomat with decades of hands-on experience is the authoritative antidote."--Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb

LC 2004016020, ISBN 0-295-98466-X

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: O


327.1'7

Crocker, Chester A., Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall

Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases

224 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

July 2004

United States Institute of Peace Press

Written from the mediator's point of view, this volume lays out the steps involved in tackling the most stubborn of conflicts. It first puts mediation in a larger context, exploring why mediators choose or decline to become involved, what happens when they get involved for the wrong reasons, and the impact of the mediator's institutional and political environment. It then discusses best mediation tradecraft at different stages.

LC 2004043385, ISBN 1-929223-56-0 (c.), ISBN 1-929223-55-2 (p.)

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: S


327.12-dc22

Lathrop, Charles, E.

The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source for Quotations on Espionage & Intelligence

512 pp., 7 3/8" x 9 1/4", index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Yale University Press

An exceedingly rich and satisfying book, The Literary Spy presents more than 3,000 quotations on every aspect of the intelligence world. Drawing on sources from the Bible to James Bond movies, from CIA documents to presidential speeches, the book illuminates the extent to which intelligence has entered into both our literature and our lives. "The Literary Spy entertained, educated, and enthralled me. A magnificent tour de force."--David E. Murphy, former CIA Berlin Chief

LC 2003027624, ISBN 0-300-10324-7

AASL: O/JHS-HS, P

PLA: G


327.174

Levi, Michael A. and Michael E. O'Hanlon

The Future of Arms Control

190 pp., 6" x 9", appendix, bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $44.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Michael Levi and Michael O'Hanlon argue that neither the left nor the right has a correct view of the proper utility of arms control in the age of terror. Arms control in the traditional sense are no longer particularly useful, nor should arms control be pursued as a means to the end of constraining the power of nations or of promoting global government. "Levi and O'Hanlon make a strong case for a broad and sustainable new approach to regulating nuclear, biological, and land mine technologies as an integral component of global security policy."--Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State

LC 2004021714, ISBN 0-8157-6462-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-6463-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


327.2'09

Cogan, Charles

French Negotiating Behavior: Dealing with 'La Grande Nation'

364 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $37.50 cloth, $17.50 paper, CIP included

January 2004

United States Institute of Peace Press

"The author, armed with a formidable understanding of French culture and history and a long experience in diplomatic and strategic affairs, elucidates the rules, practices, and complexities of French negotiating behavior and shows how they worked in a number of contemporary cases, including the handling of Iraq."--Stanley Hoffman, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

LC 2003061296, ISBN 1-929223-53-6 (c.), ISBN 1-929223-52-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


327.43

Szabo, Stephen F.

Parting Ways: The Crisis in German-American Relations

195 pp., 6" x 9", appendix, bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Germany and the United States entered the post-9/11 era as allies but they will leave it as partners of convenience-or even possibly as rivals. The first comprehensive examination of the German-American relationship written since the invasion of Iraq, Parting Ways is indispensable for those seeking to chart the future course of the transatlantic alliance. "A superb analysis of a watershed development in German-American relations. Szabo skillfully puts the Iraq war issue into the broader context of generational and value change on both sides of the Atlantic....this is a must read for students and practitioners of American and European foreign policy."--David P. Conradt, East Carolina University

LC 2004019514, ISBN 0-8157-8244-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


327.73

Rabasa, Angel, Cheryl Benard, Peter Chalk, C. Christine Fair, Theodore Karasik, Rollie Lal, Ian Lesser, and David Thaler

The Muslim World After 9/11

564 pp., 7" x 10", 23 figures, 37 tables, abbreviations, glossary, appendix, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, CIP included

December 2004

RAND

The Muslim World After 9/11 provides an in-depth analysis of the trends at work across major regions of the Muslim world. The volume assesses fault lines in the Muslim world along sectarian, regional, ethnic, and tribal lines and, in particular, the implications of the Arab/ non-Arab Muslim divide. The authors develop a framework to analyze the factors-conditions, processes, and catalytic events-that produce Islamic radicalism. They survey the post 9/11 landscape and proposed a strategy to empower Muslim moderates and reduce the influence of extremists.

LC 2004021173, ISBN 0-8330-3712-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8330-3534-7 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S


327.73

Talbott, Strobe

Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb

268 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

Brookings Institution Press

On May 11, 1998, three nuclear devices exploded under the Great Indian Desert. The immediate effect was to plunge U.S.-India relations into a new acrimonious standoff. The situation deteriorated further when Pakistan responded with a test of its own two weeks later. Engaging India is the revealing, authoritative account of the intensive talks that the U.S. conducted on parallel tracks with the South Asian nuclear powers over the next two and a half years. "...a fascinating study of how diplomatic dialogue can slowly broaden to include subtle considerations of the domestic politics and foreign policies of the countries involved."--Foreign Affairs

LC 222004012803, ISBN 0-8157-8300-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


328.73

Longley, Kyle

Senator Albert Gore Sr.: Tennessee Maverick

350 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 12 halftones, foreword, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

Louisiana State University Press

"A first-rate, serious biography of a towering figure in the so-called New South. Anyone interested in American politics, the cold war, and the civil rights movement will want to read this well-executed study."--Doug Brinkley, author of Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War. "A refreshing biography of an independent thinker who built a productive political career by bucking the prevailing sentiments. Offers sharp insights into the sweeping and consequential transformation of southern politics during the twentieth century."--Donald A. Ritchie, author of Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents

LC 2004011048, ISBN 0-8071-2980-1

PLA: G


328.73-dc22

Hamilton, Lee H.

How Congress Works and Why You Should Care

168 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $29.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Indiana University Press

An inside look at the way Congress works and how it impacts the lives of all Americans, by an eminent former congressman. Part criticism and part vigorous defense of the legislative branch, the book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of Congress, and how all citizens can participate in its unique mission.

LC 2003017926, ISBN 0-253-34425-5 (c.), ISBN 0-253-21695-8 (p.)

AASL: O/JHS-HS

PLA: O

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331

Karoly, Lynn and Constantijn W. A. Panis

The 21st Century at Work: Forces Shaping the Future Workforce and Workplace in the United States

297 pp., 6" x 9", 44 figures, 4 tables, glossary, bibliog., $30.00 paper

March 2004

RAND

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? In this book the authors take a close look at three major factors that are expected to shape work in the United States in the coming decades; shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and economic globalization. The objective is not so much to predict the future but to understand key structural forces under way in the economy today, the factors associated with those trends, and whether we can expect such trends to continue or to deviate from their present course.

LC 2004366528, ISBN 0-8330-3492-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


331.12'6

Preston, Anne E.

Leaving Science: Occupational Exit from Scientific Careers

201 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $37.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

"We need you, Madame Curie. Please don't leave. This is a compelling study of why women leave science. It links qualitative and quantitative evidence in a way that is social science at its best. It explains why women exit science more than men do and suggests ways to remedy this problem. Leaving Science should be read by everyone concerned with maintaining a healthy U.S. science work force, from the science advisor to the president to members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."--Richard B. Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University

LC 2003065968, ISBN 0-87154-694-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


331.13'3

Sowell, Thomas

Affirmative Action around the World: An Empirical Study

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", index, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Yale University Press

In this important book, an eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action, investigating its actual consequences in the United States and in other countries where it has been in effect. Evaluating his empirical data, Thomas Sowell concludes that race preference programs worldwide have not met expectations and have often produced the opposite of what was really intended.

LC 2003014024, ISBN 0-300-10199-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


331.25

Gale, William G., John B. Shoven, and Mary J. Warshawsky (Editors)

Private Pensions and Public Policies

406 pp., 6" x 9", tables, footnotes, bibliog., references, glossary, index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

Brookings Institution Press

The private pension system, together with Social Security, has provided millions of Americans with income security in retirement. But over the past thirty years, pension coverage has stagnated, leaving behind some vulnerable groups. Defined contribution plans have exposed workers to greater investment risk, while cash balance and other hybrid plans may have adverse effects on older workers caught in the transition. Pension regulations, infamous for their complexity, can be bewildering to policy analysts and policymakers. Private Pensions and Public Policies sheds timely and much-needed light on specific issues within the broader context and framework of pension reform.

LC 2003026255, ISBN 0-8157-0238-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0239-6 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


331.763

Street, Richard Steven

Photographing Farmworkers in California

330 pp., 9" x 10 1/2", 273 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Stanford University Press

As exploited and colonized people, California farm workers have attracted such overwhelming photographic scrutiny that today their story cannot be told, studied, or understood without engaging the photographic dimension. Virtually every photographer of consequence has at some time, for some reason, photographed in the fields of the Golden State. This includes fashion photographer Richard Avedon and commercial photographer Max Yavno, along with the nineteenth-century masters Carleton E. Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge. Their work, however, does not unfold along neat, predictable lines. The best of these photographs go beyond advertising and exposé, cutting through layers of ignorance and indifference, forcing readers to reflect on an entire class of people.

LC 2004045447, ISBN 0-804-74092-5

AASL: G, R/JHS-HS

PLA: G


332

Lomborg, Bj?rn

Global Crises, Global Solutions

670 pp., 7" x 10", 80 tables, 60 graphs, $75.00 cloth, $29.99 paper

October 2004

Cambridge University Press

This volume provides a uniquely rich set of arguments and data for prioritizing our responses to some of the most serious problems facing the world today, such as climate change, communicable diseases, conflicts, education, financial instability, corruption, migration, malnutrition and hunger, trade barriers, and water access. "A hugely sensible book about global health and environmental problems..."--The Economist, "Best Books of the Year"

ISBN 0-521-84446-0 (c.), ISBN 0-521-60614-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


332.042

Bryant, Ralph C.

Crisis Prevention and Prosperity Management for the World Economy: Pragmatic Choices for International Financial Governance, Part I

171 pp., 6" x 9", footnotes, appendix table, bibliog., index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Brookings Institution Press

In the first of three companion essays supporting his pathbreaking book Turbulent Waters: Cross-Border Finance and International Governance, Ralph C. Bryant focuses on supranational surveillance and lending intermediation as key elements of reform of the international financial system....Delving deeper into the conclusions of his earlier volume, Bryant provides detailed analysis and technical discussion of the incremental policy measures needed to strengthen...collective efforts. More than anything else, he contends, reform of the international financial system should emphasize the prevention of crises. The primary preoccupation of governments and their citizens should be to encourage healthy growth and financial stability: prosperity management, rather than crisis management.

LC 2004017591, ISBN 0-8157-0867-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


332.4

Masson, Paul R. and Catherine Pattillo

The Monetary Geography of Africa

217 pp., 6" x 9", maps, tables, footnotes, appendixes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Brookings Institution Press

"This book is a tour de force-an insightful and comprehensive survey that should be read by anyone interested in contemporary monetary affairs....While not ignoring political considerations, the authors vividly combine economic theory and historical evidence to highlight the considerable obstacles that lie in the way of monetary integration in the African region. The book should serve as a model for the study of monetary geography in other parts of the world."--Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California-Santa Barbara

LC 2004020089, ISBN 0-8157-5500-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


332.4'97

Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso

The Euro and Its Central Bank: Getting United After the Union

264 pp., 6" x 9", 3 illus., bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

The MIT Press

This history and analysis of the euro and the European Central Bank traces the process of European monetary integration from its beginnings as a utopian vision in the aftermath of World War II through the establishment of a single currency managed by one central bank. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa offers an accessible guide to the euro and the European Central Bank for scholars, students, and the general reader. Padoa-Schioppa begins with the historical background of European monetary policy, the euro as unifier in the financial system, the payment system, the euro as an international actor outside "euroland," and the challenges ahead for the project of European monetary integration.

LC 2003070615, ISBN 0-262-16222-9

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: G


333.7

Ridgeway, James

It's All For Sale: The Control of Global Resources

272 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $64.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Duke University Press

James Ridgeway uncovers and discloses who owns, buys, and sells what. Some resources have long been thought of as commodities. Others-including fresh water, human beings, the sky, the oceans, and life itself (in the form of genetic codes)-are more startling to think of as products with prices tags, but, as Ridgeway shows, they are treated as such on a massive scale in markets around the world. Revealing the surprisingly small number of companies that control many of the basic commodities we sue in everyday life, Ridgeway confirms that globalization has been accompanies by an extraordinary concentration of ownership.

LC 2004009139, ISBN 0-8223-3426-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3374-0 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


333.7'5

Kanie, Norichika and Peter M. Haas (Editors)

Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance

310 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $36.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

United Nations University Press

This book addresses the various new channels of multilateral environmental governance that have appeared within an increasingly globalized international system at the beginning of 21st century. While states ultimately continue to make and enforce international law, they are increasingly dependent upon multilateral institutions, organized science, NGOs and social movements, and business and industry for formulating their views and for conducting policy. It is the emerging forces emanating from this multiplicity of actors that facilitate institutional synergisms in environmental governance. This volume focuses on clarifying the key actors and the governance functions they perform in addressing environmental threats.

LC 2004007410, ISBN 92-808-1095-2

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


333.71'3

Myers, Norman and Jennifer Kent

The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment

192 pp., 6" x 9", tables, index, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Island Press

"Myers and Kent have written a clarion call to all people, rich and poor. While political interest in the environment ebbs and flows, the impact of consumption increases relentlessly. What is now a tragedy of the commons can only be overcome by the diligence and care this book embodies."--Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism. "Myers and Kent have identified a major environmental issue for the 21st century-the rise of "new consumers," whose environmental impact will be enormous if they behave like the "old" consumers..."--Robert Costanza, Director, Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

LC 2004004202, ISBN 1-55963-997-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.71'5

Temperton, Vicky M., Richard J. Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

528 pp., 6" x 9", tables, figures, photos, index, $90.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Island Press

"Relevant theory and rational practice have always interacted with each other in ecology, but as the science matures and the challenges faced by applied ecologists become more urgent, there is a danger that neither will pay enough attention to the other. This book is welcome evidence of a contrary trend. In it the practical problem of how to restore ecosystems is treated as an application of the theory of community assembly-an approach that illuminated both theory and practice. Ecologists of every persuasion should read it."--Jonathan Silvertown, editor of the Journal of Ecology

LC 2003024788, ISBN 1-55963-374-3 (c.), ISBN 1-55963-375-1 (p.)

AASL: S/P


333.72

Perlman, Judith

Citizen's Primer for Conservation Activism: How to Fight Development in Your Community

192 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $45.00 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Texas Press

Is there anything you can do when development threatens your local forest, beach, prairie, or wetland? Yes, there is. Across America, citizen activists are fighting and winning battles against unwanted development in their own communities. To help you resist the urban sprawl and absentee landowners that can wreck small towns and cities alike, this book is a practical, hands-on guide for building a grassroots campaign to defeat undesirable development. Written by a successful activist, this book takes you through all the steps necessary to stop unplanned development in your community.

LC 2003027793, ISBN 0-292-70276-0 (c.), ISBN 0-292-70290-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


333.77

Bowman, Ann O'M. and Michael A. Pagano

Terra Incognita: Vacant Land and Urban Strategies

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

April 2004

Georgetown University Press

Identifying the fiscal, social, and development imperatives that drive the decisions local officials make about using vacant land, Bowman and Pagano pay particular attention to the varying dynamics of sales, property, and income taxes, and conclude with a model for making strategic decisions about land use based on a city's priorities. Based on an unprecedented survey sent to all U.S. towns with a population greater than 50,000, and contains data previously unavailable. Three cities were studied in greater depth for detailed case studies: the greater Phoenix and Seattle areas and Philadelphia-Camden.

LC 2003019870, ISBN 1-58901-007-8

AASL: HS/P

PLA: G


333.79

Romm, Joseph J.

The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate

256 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Island Press

"This provocative book shows why we cannot put all our eggs in the hydrogen basket. If we do nothing to fix global warming or cut our foreign oil dependence until a hydrogen economy is ready, these problems will be too big to solve."--John H. Adams, President, Natural Resources Defense Council. "Romm's book offers a realistic view about the challenges-the opportunities-in commercializing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This book is a great investment if you're thinking of putting money, time, or energy into this field."--John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

LC 2003021418, ISBN 1-55963-703-X

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


333.91

Glennon, Robert

Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters

354 pp., 6" x 9", tables, figures, photos, bibliog., index, $25.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

January 2004

Island Press

"Glennon offers a dozen examples from around the country, each chapter a gem that moves the story beyond the arcane world of water law, politics, and the physics of centrifugal pumps-and frequently takes it straight to the reader's stomach....Glennon rounds it out with a battery of thought-provoking suggestions about what we might do differently in the future-instead of just turning to a bigger pump."--High Country News. "...an array of informative stories that should contribute to shaking us out of what Glennon calls 'the unlimited human capacity to ignore reality.'"--The Washington Post

LC 2002007977, ISBN 1-55963-223-2 (c.), ISBN 1-55963-400-6 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: O


333.91'6

Jansky, Libor, Masahiro Murakami, and Nevelina I. Pachova (Editors)

The Danube: Environmental Monitoring of an International River

192 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 29 illus., 16 maps, tables, figures, bibliog., index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2004

United Nations University Press

The Danube river is one of the world's greatest international freshwater resources. It stretches halfway across Europe and passes through 11 countries. Its catchment is shared by 17 nations, many of whom are new members of the expanded European Union. This book focuses on the disputed Gabcfkovo-Nagymaros Project on the Danube between Hungary and the Slovak Republic. It examines the history and progress of the case from the International Court of Justice to the subsequent agreement to joint monitoring and assessment of the environmental implications. It uses a multidisciplinary methodology combining approaches derived from natural resources management, geography, international relations, political science, and international law.

LC 2004004570, ISBN 92-808-1061-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


333.91'7

Bush, David M. et al. (Editors)

Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches: Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West (Living With the Shore)

360 pp., 6" x 9", 106 b&w photos, 23 tables, 56 maps, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Duke University Press

From Amelia Island to Key West, beaches are one of Florida's greatest assets. Yet these beaches are in danger: rapid structural development on a highly erodible coast makes them vulnerable to some of nature's greatest storms. The same development that has been driven by the attraction of beautiful beaches and coastal amenities now threatens those very resources. In turn, coastal structures are at risk from sea-level rise, shoreline retreat, winter storms, and hurricanes. This volume is a guide to mitigating or reducing losses of property, human life, and natural resources by living with, rather than just at, the shore.

LC 2003021428, ISBN 0-8223-3251-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3289-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


337-dc22

Wolf, Martin

Why Globalization Works

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

Yale University Press

"Let a splendid new book on globalization be the last for a while: it will not be bettered soon....[A] marvelous new book....Mr. Wolf's new book, Why Globalization Works, is the fullest and most sophisticated treatment to date of the case for globalization. All the topics he addresses...have been addressed elsewhere, but never before with such depth of thinking, and in one place...The definitive treatment of the subject, and an absorbing read for anybody with an appetite for moderate intellectual exertion."--The Economist

LC 2004000475, ISBN 0-300-10252-6

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: S


338.064

Mani, Sunil and Henny Romijn (Editors)

Innovation, Learning, and Technological Dynamism of Developing Countries

260 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 52 illus., bibliog., index, $32.00 paper, CIP included

June 2004

United Nations University Press

This book employs a refreshingly new framework to identify cases of technological dynamism across a range of countries and industries. They vary from the recent growth of the computer software industry in India to the aircraft industry in Brazil. They touch upon technological dynamism in manufacturing and service oriented industries, and they consider how the effect of clustering, or the geographic agglomeration of firms engaged in the production of related and complementary items, can make sectors more technologically dynamic. A valuable text for scholars and students on the theory and practice of economics of technological change in developing countries.

LC 2004007422, ISBN 92-808-1097-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


338.1

Jager, Ronald

The Fate of Family Farming: Variations on an American Idea

264 pp., 6" x 9", $17.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

University Press of New England

"Jager's readable study provides an excellent background for anyone concerned about the future of agriculture and food in this country. Recommended for both public and academic libraries."--Library Journal. "[A] lively and readable book that includes insights into classical mythology, contemporary agrarian literature, case studies of "niche farming," and a penetrating analysis of agribusiness that will deeply disturb the reader, even if there are some hopeful signs of change...It would be hard to find anything comparable to his small volume even in an edited anthology on farming."--Virginia Quarterly Review

LC 2003025293, ISBN 1-58465-027-3

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


338.1

Lyson, Thomas A.

Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $50.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

University Press of New England

"This book is a wonderful addition for those interested in food and our communities. Tom Lyson has performed a valuable service by coining the phrase "Civic Agriculture" and adds to our understanding of its potential to help us transform the way we eat and live in communities across the country. It should be read by anyone concerned about the growing physical and emotional distance between producers and eaters."--Michael W. Hamm, C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University

LC 2004005364, ISBN 1-58465-413-9 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-414-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


338.4

Triplett, Jack E. and Barry P. Bosworth

Productivity in the U.S. Services Sector: New Sources of Economic Growth

401 pp., 6" x 9", tables, footnotes, appendixes, bibliog., index, $39.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Jack E. Triplett and Barry P. Bosworth analyze services sector productivity, demonstrating that fundamental changes have taken place in this sector of the U.S. economy. The services industries-which include jobs ranging from flipping hamburgers to providing investment advice-can no longer be characterized as a stagnant sector marked by low productivity growth. They have emerged as one of the most dynamic and innovative segments of the U.S. economy, now accounting for more than three-quarters of gross domestic product. In addition to their findings for the services sector as a whole, they include separate chapters for a diverse range of industries within the sector.

LC 2204013859, ISBN 0-8157-8335-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: not reviewed


338.4'36

Goozner, Merrill

The $800 Million Pill: The Truth behind the Cost of New Drugs

297 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

University of California Press

"Goozner writes with skill and elegance, incorporating anecdote and history in a way that enlivens his research and makes his book an engrossing read. Though the issue of drug costs has been discussed extensively in the media, Goozner's study puts all the political chatter, news coverage and analysts' reports into a context where they finally make sense."--Publishers Weekly. "Required reading for anybody who wants to understand the role...biotech companies play in driving up healthcare costs in America. This book does for drugs what Fast Food Nation did for fast food."--The Washington Monthly

LC 2003063422, ISBN 0-520-23945-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


338.9'27

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich

One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

376 pp., 6" x 9", index, $27.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

Island Press/Shearwater Books

"Here, between the covers of one book, you can find out about the major problems facing the world today, and how to fix them. It all comes sprinkled with the deliciously surprising examples, and wrapped in the alternately gripping and humorous prose, for which Paul and Anne Ehrlich have long been famous. This is a book to savor and from which to learn."--Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at UCLA, and author of Guns, Germs, and Steel. "...The Ehrlichs' provocative suggestions for government reorganization and reform deserve careful consideration by all Americans."--Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation

LC 2003024789, ISBN 1-55963-879-6

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O


338.9'27

Price, Martin F., Libor Jansky, Andrei A. Iatsenia (Editors)

Key Issues for Mountain Areas

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $32.00 paper, CIP included

November 2004

United Nations University Press

The world's mountains are vital regions for all of humanity, providing a wide range of goods and services to their inhabitants, to those living nearby or downstream, and to the hundreds of millions who visit them or for whom they have spiritual significance. How to preserve fragile mountain ecosystems that provide critical goods and services while improving the lives of those who live in the mountains? This and other key issues of sustainable mountain development are examined in a series of papers prepared by globally-recognized experts.

LC 2004015893, ISBN 92-808-1102-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


339.47

Horowitz, Daniel

The Anxieties of Affluence: Critiques of American Consumer Culture, 1939-1979

376 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"A volume of exceptional accessibility and clarity. Highly recommended."--Choice. "A wonderful contribution to the field of recent American intellectual history. Horowitz deftly elucidates some of the most important works of the mid-twentieth century concerned with consumer abundance and its moral and political significance. The writing is always accessible, and the whole work offers a crystal clear overview and analysis of the meanings 'affluence' had in a crucial period of the past century."--Howard Brick, author of Age of Contradiction: American Thought and Culture in the 1960s

LC 2003016300, ISBN 1-55849-432-4

AASL: G, S/HS

PLA: G

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340-349 Law

341.23

Cooper, Andrew F.

Tests of Global Governance: Canadian Diplomacy and United Nations World Conferences

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $38.00 paper, CIP included

September 2004

United Nations University Press

A detailed examination of UN World Conferences with respect to the interface between diplomatic method and new forms of global governance. On a case study basis the work demonstrates that global governance is a differentiated multi-spectral site of activity within which states and non-state actors alike, particularly NGOs, play vital, often conflicting roles. The role of Canada and Canadians is given special attention as both a unique and representative sample of how this dual interplay between diplomacy and global governance and state and society-craft has played out over the past decade or so with respect to the UN World Conferences.

LC 2004007655, ISBN 92-808-1096-0

PLA: S


341.5'84

Dobbins, James, Seth G. Jones, Keith Crane, Andrew Rathmell, Brett Steele, and Richard Teltschik

The UN's Role in Nation-Building: From the Congo to Iraq

326 pp., 6" x 9", 11 tables, 37 figures, bibliog., index, $35.00 paper, CIP included

December 2004

RAND

As the United Nations takes on a broader role in Iraq, the successes and failures of past endeavors by the UN and other international coalitions provide important lessons. Following up on their groundbreaking book, America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq (RAND 2003), the authors look at best-practices in nation-building efforts in order to inform policy in Iraq and other global hot spots.

LC 2004027669, ISBN 0-8330-3589-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


341.5'84

Perito, Robert M.

Where Is the Lone Ranger When We Need Him? America's Search for a Postconflict Stability Force

400 pp., 6" x 9", notes, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2004

United States Institute of Peace Press

A penetrating study of U.S. policy on peace operations, this volume examines the challenges of establishing sustainable security in post conflict environments in places like the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

LC 200406129, ISBN 1-929223-51-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


343.73

Mills, Kay

Changing Channels: The Civil Rights Case that Transformed Television

313 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photos, timeline, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University Press of Mississippi

"Changing Channels tells the fascinating story of how local people and committed church activists helped crack open Mississippi's Closed Society during the civil rights years, and in so doing changed the face of American television. Journalist and historian Kay Mills has written an important book, one that should command the attention of media professionals as well as students of the black freedom struggle."--John Dittmer, author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

LC 2003020228, ISBN 1-57806-519-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


345.023

Thakur, Ramesh and Peter Malcontent (Editors)

From Sovereign Impunity to International Accountability: The Search for Justice in a World of States

324 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $33.00 paper, CIP included

June 2004

United Nations University Press

"The last century has seen the role of law and justice in governance extend beyond the realm of individual nations. Its significance, both regionally and globally, is illustrated by the developments made in international law, especially with regard to the recognition of international human rights, universal jurisdiction and additional international crimes. However, the significant advances with regard to the international recognition of humanitarian law and the ending of impunity for war criminals stand in real danger of being reversed..."--from the Preface by Martti Ahtisaari

LC 2004007427, ISBN 92-808-1100-2

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


346.73

Platt, Rutherford H.

Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy Revised Edition

488 pp., 7" x 10", tables, figures, photos, index, $75.00 cloth, $37.50 paper, CIP included

April 2004

Island Press

"The first edition was excellent: readable, teachable, and usable, plus checkable for magpie facts. The new version is even better, with a sharper historical, political, and aesthetic feel. This book runs the table against other land use texts. There won't be a stronger one until Platt revises again."--Frank J. Popper, Professor, Urban Studies Program, Rutgers University. "This book is required reading for students and professionals interested in how Americans have used and abused our natural landscape and a prescription for how we can produce a better future for our land and our people."--Edward J. Blakely, Dean of the Milano Graduate School, New York University

LC 2003024791, ISBN 1-55963-684-X (c.), ISBN 1-55963-685-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


346.730

Fisher, William W. III

Promises to Keep: Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment

340 pp., 6" x 9", 9 tables, 12 figures, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

Stanford University Press

Changes in the technologies used to make and store audio and video recordings, combined with the communication revolution associated with the Internet, have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit from the new systems. Instead, however, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against threats posed by the new technologies. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals for how we could get out of it.

LC 2004010000, ISBN 0-804-75013-0

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


347.73

Eglit, Howard

Elders on Trial: Age and Ageism in the American Legal System

336 pp., 6" x 9", 19 tables, notes, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2004

University Press of Florida

"This important first comprehensive review and analysis of age bias in American society, especially as it relates to our legal system, is a long overdue and most welcome contribution."--Edward C. King, executive director, National Senior Citizens Law Center. In addition to analysis, the book offers solutions to the problems related to a rising elderly population and the legal system. With its concern for human interactions and responses, rather than matters of infrastructure or formal legislative enterprise, this book is a timely consideration of an urgent challenge faced by American society.

LC 2004057211, ISBN 0-8130-2765-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


347.73

Ferren, John M.

Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge

592 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 56 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

The University of North Carolina Press

Justice Wiley Rutledge (1894-1949), a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was FDR's last appointee to the Supreme Court, where he was a leading liberal voice on the bench. In this readable and first full biography of Rutledge, Judge John M. Ferren addresses both his life and judicial decision-making, his principled approach to liberal judicial activism, his stand on the first Japanese war crimes trial, and other civil libertarian matters where Rutledge made his mark.

LC 2003027752, ISBN 0807828661

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


347.73'2

Devins, Neal and Davison M. Douglas (Editors)

A Year at the Supreme Court

256 pp., 6" x 9", notes, table of cases, index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Duke University Press

The U. S. Supreme Court's 2002-03 term confounded Court watchers. The same Rehnquist Court that many had seen as solidly conservative and unduly activist issued a set of surprising, watershed rulings. In a term filled with important and unpredictable decisions, it upheld affirmative action, invalidated a same-sex sodomy statute, and reversed a death sentence due to ineffective assistance of counsel. With essays focused on individual Justices, Court practices, and some of last year's most important rulings, this volume explores the meaning and significance of the Court's 2002-03 term.

LC 2004008668, ISBN 0-8223-3437-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3448-8 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S

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350-359 Public Administration

352.367

Klitgaard, Robert and Paul C. Light

High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives

527 pp., 6" x 9", 15 figures, bibliog., $40.00 cloth, $32.00 paper

December 2004

RAND

Improving how our government works is urgent business for America. In High-Performance Government, experts from the RAND Corporation show how government can reorganize and restructure, enhance leadership, and create flexible, performance-driven agencies. Aligned to the recommendations of the 2003 Volcker Commission report, this practical and visionary guide will interest students and researchers of political science and public policy.

LC 2004029557, ISBN 0-8330-3662-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8330-3740-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


352.372

Goldsmith, Stephen and William D. Eggers

Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector

224 pp., 6" x 9", tables, endnotes, bibliog., index, $44.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Governing by Network examines for the first time government's transformation from centralized control over public programs to facilitating services through networks of nongovernmental entities. Gathering case studies and reviewing established practices, the authors provide a roadmap for governing the networked state for elected officials, business executives, and the broader public. "Goldsmith and Eggers offer a penetrating and insightful treatment of how to make the new collaborative and networked approach to government actually work. We are in the process of rewriting the rules of public management, and this book is a major contribution."--Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School

LC 2004019411, ISBN 0-8157-3128-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-3129-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


352.48

Rivlin, Alice M. and Isabel Sawhill (Editors)

Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget

138 pp., 6" x 9", tables, bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $15.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Brookings Institution Press

In Restoring Fiscal Sanity, scholars with high-level government experience provide an overview of the country's likely medium and long-term spending needs and the resources available to pay for them. They propose three alternative fiscal paths that are more responsible than the current path. One plan emphasizes spending cuts, the second emphasizes revenue increases, and a third is a balanced mix between the two. "A fervent plea for far-sighted fiscal stewardship."--Fort Worth Star-Telegraph. "If, as politicians of both parties insist, the long-term goal is to get back to a balanced budget in good times, [this] report...is even more sobering."--Albert R. Hunt, Wall Street Journal

LC 2004004795, ISBN 0-8157-7781-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


355.033

Thakur, Ramesh and Edward Newman (Editors)

Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agenda: Political, Social and Environmental Perspectives

370 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 illus., bibliog., index, $43.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

United Nations University Press

The security discourse is dominated by the traditional state-centric paradigm which privileges the territorial defense of a country against armed attack from foreign countries. For most people in Asia - a continent that counts for more than half of the world's population - the greatest threats to security come from disease, hunger, environmental contamination, crime and localized violence. For some, a still greater threat may come from their own government itself, rather than from an 'external' adversary. Going beyond military threats and state-centric analysis, this book demonstrates the importance of a broad security agenda that incorporates political, economic, social and environmental dimensions as well as the many linkages between them.

LC 2003025284, ISBN 92-808-1094-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


355.3'47

Bergen, Doris L. (Editor)

The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century

312 pp., 6" x 9", 24 halftones, bibliog., index, $37.50 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

March 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

The Sword of the Lord is the first book to examine military chaplains and the development of the military chaplaincy across history and geography-from the first to the twenty-first century, from Europe to North America. The scope of this work reveals the astonishing fact that the military chaplaincy has existed in a recognizable form for more than 1,600 years. Contributors analyze specific historical moments in the development of the chaplaincy, beginning in antiquity and progressing through the Crusades, the English Civil War, the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War.

LC 2003020901, ISBN 0-268-02175-9 (c.), ISBN 0-268-02176-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S

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360-369 Social Problems and Services

361.2

Black, Amy, Douglas Koopman, and David Ryden

Of Little Faith: The Politics of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives

240 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Georgetown University Press

Drawing on dozens of interviews with key figures in Washington, the authors tell a compelling story, revealing the evolution of the Bush faith-based strategy from his campaign for the presidency through congressional votes to the present. They show how political rhetoric, infighting, and poor communication shipwrecked Bush's efforts to fundamentally alter the way government might conduct social services. The authors demonstrate the lessons learned, and propose a more fruitful, effective way to go about such initiatives in the future.

LC 2003019469, ISBN 1-58901-012-4 (c.), ISBN 1-58901-013-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


361.6'1

Levin, Martin A. and Martin Shapiro (Editors)

Transatlantic Policymaking in an Age of Austerity: Diversity and Drift

344 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Georgetown University Press

Transatlantic Policymaking in an Age of Austerity integrates the study of politics and public policy across a broad spectrum of regulatory and social welfare policies in the United States and several nations of Western Europe. The editors and a sterling list of contributors look at policymaking in the 1990s through the present-providing a comparative politics framework-stressing both parallel development and the differences between and among the nations. Similar prevailing ideas and political factors can be identified and transatlantic comparisons made-providing for a clearer understanding of the policymaking process.

LC 2004005620, ISBN 1-58901-031-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


361.7

Eisenberg, Pablo

Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy: The Courage to Change

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

December 2004

University Press of New England

For nearly three decades, Pablo Eisenberg's speeches and articles have provoked thoughtful, and at times contentious, debate in the nonprofit world. He has addressed the questions and challenges facing philanthropy today, and his forthright commentary has influenced contemporary philanthropy. This collection includes the Eisenberg's best published and unpublished pieces on American and global philanthropy-its challenges, responsibilities, hits and misses, accountability, and leadership-and his views of the future as the greatest intergenerational transfer of wealth in U.S. history looms. Every nonprofit leader, donor, grant maker, anyone involved with poverty-fighting organizations will need this collection.

LC 2004016156, ISBN 1-58465-421-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


361.92

Joslin, Katherine

Jane Addams, A Writer's Life

344 pp., 6" x 9", 21 photos, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of Illinois Press

"A breakthrough interdisciplinary study of the writings of Jane Addams, set in intense cultural and intellectual context. An extremely multidimensional and creative work, it deals seriously with the entire span of Addams's creative output, from childhood writings to final publications. There is simply no other book like this--I cannot over-emphasize its contribution."--Barbara Bair, The Jane Addams Papers Project, Duke University

LC 2003026965, ISBN 0-252-02923-2

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


362

Flynt, Wayne

Dixie's Forgotten People: The South's Poor Whites

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 21 b&w photos, 2 bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper

October 2004

Indiana University Press

Flynt has provided a new retrospective introduction and a new up-to-date bibliography in this second edition of his pioneering study of Southern poor white culture.

LC 2004275032, ISBN 0-253-34513-8 (c.), ISBN 0-253-21736-9 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG


362.1'4

Levine, Carol

Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers

296 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $69.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Vanderbilt University Press

Always on Call explores the realities of family care giving in the United States through the powerful personal narratives of caregivers and astute analysis by health care professionals. Newly expanded, the book illuminates the broad spectrum of care giving and makes a compelling case for changing a system that makes greater demands on families than ever before. Includes: a new section on innovative caregiving programs, new chapters on the financial impact of care giving, caregiving as a workplace dilemma, the added burdens of end-of-life caregiving, clinician-family conflicts (and new approaches for resolving them), new federal and state policy initiatives, and resources for families and professionals

LC 2004017369, ISBN 0-8265-1460-X (c.), ISBN 0-8265-1461-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


362.104

Sharpe, Virginia A. (Editor)

Accountability: Patient Safety and Policy Reform

288 pp., 6" x 9", index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Georgetown University Press

Bringing together authoritative voices of family members, health care providers, and scholars-from such disciplines as medical history, economics, health policy, law, philosophy, and theology-this book examines how conventional structures of accountability in law and medical structure (structures paradoxically at odds with justice and safety) should be replaced by more ethically informed federal, state, and institutional policies. Accountability calls for public policy that creates not only systems capable of openness concerning safety and error-but policy that also delivers just compensation and honest and humane treatment to those patients and families who have suffered from harmful medical error.

LC 2004005622, ISBN 1-58901-023-X

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


362.196

De Pree, Julia K.

Body Story

148 pp., 5" x 9", reader's guide, $24.95 cloth, $13.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Ohio University Press

Both personal narrative and revealing cultural analysis, Body Story is Julia K. De Pree's examination of her journey from adolescence to adulthood and from anorexia to health. For De Pree, between being a girl and being a woman, there was starvation. Body Story is her intimate account of girlhood, virginity, anorexia, and motherhood. De Pree's prose is spare and unguarded, detailing in vivid flashbacks and poignant vignettes the sources of her inner pain. De Pree deftly renders the starkness of anorexia along with the process of recovery, relapse, and, ultimately, redemption.

LC 2003027357, ISBN 0-8040-1063-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1064-1 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


362.196

Lord, Catherine

The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation

248 pp., 7" x 10", 14 color and 35 b&w illus., $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

University of Texas Press

"No eyebrows. No eyelashes. When it rains the water will run straight down into my eyes," Catherine Lord wrote before her hair fell out during chemotherapy. Propelled into an involuntary performance piece occasioned by the diagnosis of breast cancer, Lord adopted the online persona of Her Baldness-an irascible, witty, polemical presence who speaks candidly about shame and fear to her listserv audience. In this irreverent and moving memoir, Lord draws on the e-mail correspondence of Her Baldness to offer an unconventional look at life with breast cancer and the societal space occupied by the seriously ill.

LC 2003021616, ISBN 0-292-70256-6 (c.), ISBN 0-292-70257-4 (p.)

PLA: G


362.282

Dorais, Michel, Simon L. Lajeunesse, and Pierre Tremblay

Dead Boys Can't Dance: Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide

136 pp., 5" x 8", $55.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

July 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

Dead Boys Can't Dance is a groundbreaking exploration of the double taboos of homosexuality and suicide and their effect on males from fourteen to twenty-five. North American society has been reluctant to recognize that there is a link between the social stigmatization of homosexuality and the high level of suicide attempts by adolescent boys who are homosexual or are identified as homosexual by their peers. By examining first-person accounts from teenage boys and young men, Michel Dorais sheds light on why some of them attempt to take their own lives.

C2003-905092-0, ISBN 0-7735-2653-6 (c.), ISBN 0-7735-2654-4 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


362.29

Tracy, Sarah W. and Caroline Jean Acker (Editors)

Altering American Consciousness: The History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, 1800-2000

448 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", $70.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"The provocative title of this fascinating collection of essays suggests the broader cultural changes that drugs effect on social configurations of identity. This sharp insight sets the tone for the collection as a whole and for the rich variety of essays--penned by historians, physicians, research sociologists, and social workers."--Virginia Quarterly Review. "Greatly enriches our understanding of the history of drug use in America...A welcome addition to the field."--Nicholas O. Warner, author of Spirits of America: Intoxication in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

LC 2003013735, ISBN 1-55849-424-3 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-425-1 (p.)

PLA: G


362.292

Crowley, John W. and William L. White

Drunkard's Refuge: The Lessons of the New York Inebriate Asylum

160 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January/2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"A compelling case study of the attempt to create what we would call today an alcoholism recovery center. The product of two of the most distinguished scholars in the field of addiction studies, the book's importance lies in the fact that the Inebriate Asylum was the first institution of its kind in America and the material relating to its rise and fall is both vivid and intriguing."--W. Scott Haine, University of Maryland University College

LC 2003016299, ISBN 1-55849-430-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


363.17'9

Walker, J. Samuel

Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective

xi + 303 pp., 6" x 9", 22 photos, 2 line illus., bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

University of California Press

"A superb and balanced account, one of the few that attempts to set both the accident and the efforts to understand and cope with it into a broader historical and regulatory context....Although the book is not the first . . . account of the events of those tension-filled days and weeks, it is by far the clearest and most accessible."--Science. "Riveting...[The book] gives a graphic insight into the chaos and confusion of the five-day crisis."--New Scientist. "Thoroughly researched administrative history."--Booklist (starred review)

LC 2003010137, ISBN 0-520-23940-7

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: G, RG


363.25

Theoharis, Athan

The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History

208 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 14 photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

University Press of Kansas

"The FBI has had a substantial impact on U.S. society from its inception in 1908 through the advent of the war on terror. Theoharis inquires into its myths and realities...This clear, thoughtful presentation is strongly recommended for both public libraries and academic institutions."--Library Journal. "Theoharis's engaging new book brings to light missing or previously hidden parts of the FBI's storied history to help us see more clearly its potential for both good and harm, as we try to balance national security and civil liberties in a post-9/11 world."--Steven Aftergood, director, Project on Government Secrecy

LC 2004006077, ISBN 0-7006-1345-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


363.32

Chalk, Peter and William Rosenau

Confronting the "Enemy Within": Security, Intelligence, the Police, and Counterterrorism in Four Democracies

88 pp., 6" x 9", table, bibliog., glossary, appendix, $18.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

RAND

The authors examine the origin, development, and functions of intelligence organizations in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and Australia. They assess the terrorist threat in each country, the intelligence organization's role in terrorism threat mitigation, its relationship with law enforcement agencies, and the means and modalities by which it is controlled and monitored. The analysis is intended to help inform debate within the United States on the advisability of creating a dedicated information collection and surveillance body that operates outside the existing structure of the FBI.

LC 2003024359, ISBN 0-8330-3513-4

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


363.32

Cronin, Audrey and James Ludes

Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy

320 pp., 7" x 10", index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

February 2004

Georgetown University Press

Attacking Terrorism brings together some of the world's finest experts, people who have made the study of this rising menace their life's work, to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges and opportunities of the campaign against international terrorism. Part one, "The Nature of Terrorism," provides an overview and foundation for the current campaign, placing it within the political and historical context of previous threats and responses. Part two, "The Responses to Terrorism," looks at the range of policy instruments required in an effective strategy against terrorism.

LC 2003019462, ISBN 1-58901-347-7

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


363.349

Zeilinga de Boer, Jelle and Donald Theodore Sanders

Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions

264 pp., 6" x 9", 15 halftones, 30 line illus., 1 table, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Princeton University Press

Here the authors of the acclaimed Volcanoes in Human History vividly explain the geological processes responsible for earthquakes and they describe the aftereffects of quakes on human societies and cultures. "With a cast of characters that includes God and his ever-feared wrath, Cleopatra, Voltaire, Mark Twain, and the Sandinistas, it is an engaging and at times thrilling tale"--Charles Walker, University of California, Davis. "Shows how destructive earthquakes have interacted with wars, religious beliefs, and political movements in changing history. A fascinating read."--Christopher H. Scholz, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

LC 2004040122, ISBN 0-691-05070-8

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


363.4'1

Grace, Fran

Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life

392 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 57 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Indiana University Press

In her well-received biography, Grace unfolds a story that often contrasts with the common public image of Nation as "Crazy Carry." This complexly woven and delightfully written biography recovers Nation's often fascinating, often disturbing life.

LC 00063252, ISBN 0-253-21734-2

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


363.7

Adeel, Zafar (Editor)

East Asian Experience in Environmental Governance: Response in a Rapidly Developing World

260 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 72 illus., bibliog., index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

February 2004

United Nations University Press

The East Asian region has seen considerable growth in its economy, industrial base, and population in the last two decades. Interestingly, all three of these factors are often linked to over-exploitation and degradation of environmental resources. East Asian Experience in Environmental Governance provides a broad-brush overview of the existing governance regime that deals with the environmental challenges in the region. Three sectors are selected for deeper analysis: pesticide management; water quality and resources management; and air pollution management. These sectors are also closely linked to the economic and industrial growth of the region.

LC 2003006855, ISBN 92-808-1072-3

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


363.7

Speth, James Gustave

Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", index, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Yale University Press

"Gus Speth brought global environmental concerns to the world's attention nearly a quarter of a century ago. His extraordinary new book is an impassioned plea to take these issues seriously before it is too late. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to read Red Sky at Morning and take action while we can."--Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States

LC 2003020223, ISBN 0-300-10232-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


363.739

Dolin, Eric Jay

Political Waters: The Long, Dirty, Contentious, Incredibly Expensive but Eventually Triumphant History of Boston Harbor--A Unique Success Story

296 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", 40 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Eric Dolin does an exceptional job of bringing the history of Boston Harbor to life and describing the dramatic development and evolution of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The book is very well written and entertaining, and is an excellent addition to the literature on the cleanup of Boston Harbor."--Steven G. Lipman, special 12>projects coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

LC 2003025336, ISBN 1-55849-445-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RS


364.152

Ainslie, Ricardo C.

Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas

254 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

University of Texas Press

In this gripping account of the murder of James Byrd Jr., and its aftermath, Ricardo Ainslie builds an unprecedented psychological profile of Bill King that provides the fullest possible explanation of how a man who was not raised in a racist family, who had African American friends in childhood, could end up on death row for viciously killing a black man. "Ricardo Ainslie is that rare writer: a scholar who is also a riveting storyteller. Long Dark Road is a deep, haunting, and impressively researched book that deserves a wide readership."--Dan Rather, CBS News

LC 2004009575, ISBN 0-292-70574-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


364.16

Fisher, Jim

Ten Percent of Nothing: The Case of the Literary Agent from Hell

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 11 illus., $27.50 cloth

May 2004

Southern Illinois University Press

"Told in the dramatic style of the TV show America's Most Wanted, Ten Percent of Nothing documents how this convicted felon joined the 'genteel racket' of fee agents, vanity presses, and book doctors who bleed writers by promising to represent, publish, and improve their works....Fisher's warnings are valuable for any beginning writer."--The Christian Science Monitor

LC 2003025211, ISBN 0-8093-2575-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


364.16'8

Naylor, R.T.

Hot Money and the Politics of Debt

562 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

This book remains the most comprehensive to dissect the world of offshore finance, capital flight, money laundering, and tax evasion. Once a subject of concern principally to tax authorities and finance ministries, since the September 11, 2001 hot and homeless money has now become a central preoccupation for police forces and intelligence services around the world.

C2004-902711-5, ISBN 0-7735-2743-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: not reviewed


365.43

Demerson, Virginia

Incorrigible

184 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

In 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her "crime", loving a Chinese man, was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mix-race child. First sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred to Toronto's Mercer Reformatory for Females. When she was finally released after ten months' incarceration, weeks of solitary confinement, abusive medical treatments, and the state's apprehension of her child, her marriage to her lover resulted in the loss of her citizenship status.

ISBN 0-88920-444-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


365.973

Pattillo, Mary, David Weiman, and Bruce Western (Editors)

Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration

277 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

"The penal system now governs the lives and life chances of millions of Americans-not just the young minority men who are its chief targets but also their neighbors, their families, and, above all, their children. Imprisoning America is a major step forward in the effort to trace the deep social and economic impacts of penal policy. Using solidly documented data....the contributors reveal the startling extent of the 'collateral damage' in America's decades-long war against crime. This book's message is an urgent one that citizens and policy-makers need to hear."--David Garland, New York University

LC 2003066871, ISBN 0-87154-652-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G

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370-379 Education

370.11

Clark, Delia and Steven Glazer

Questing: A Guide to Creating Community Treasure Hunts

192 pp., 6" x 9", 80 b&w illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of New England

Inspired by the British pastime of "letterboxing," questing has become a fast growing recreational-educational activity and draws upon the well-established success of a program in New England in which individuals, students, and organizations create clues and maps highlighting the special places and stories of their community. The book presents a rationale for place-based education and quest program goals and objectives that can easily be implemented in any community. This book is intended to offer inspiration and practical advice for parents, teachers, and others interested in learning about their hometowns and building community ties through questing.

LC 2004005369, ISBN 1-58465-334-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


370.117

San Miguel, Guadalupe Jr.

Contested Policy: The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education in the United States, 1960-2001

176 pp., 6" x 9", index, $21.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

The University of North Texas Press

Contested Policy provides the complete history of the rise and fall of federal bilingual education policy and details how the English-only movement defeated it at the federal level, only to continue the fight state-by-state. "A clearly written, controlled overview of a complicated public policy debate that has extended over four decades and resides squarely inside the multiple ideological debates over American identity, the federal role in education, and multiculturalism and diversity versus Americanism.... An invaluable tool for researchers."--History: Review of New Books

LC 2003020875, ISBN 1-57441-171-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


370.973

Kohn, Alfie

What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?

194 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $23.00 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Beacon Press

Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. In this collection of essays, Kohn takes on some of the most important topics in education of recent years. His central focus is on the real goals of schooling--a topic, he argues, that we systematically ignore while lavishing attention on misguided models of learning and motivation.

LC 2003020744, ISBN 0-8070-3267-0

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


371.1

Nolan, Janet

Servants of the Poor: Teachers and Mobility in Ireland and Irish America

224 pp., 6" x 9", 21 halftones, notes, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

"Servants of the Poor demonstrates how Irish-American women entering public school teaching brought economic security and social mobility to their Irish-American families at the turn of the twentieth century. Nolan's energetic and engaging book is clear, well-written, and a valuable contribution to Irish-American studies."--Maureen Murphy, Hofstra University. "Nolan has produced a masterful monograph that is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, well written, and very interesting."--James T. Carroll, Iona College

LC 2004018914, ISBN 0-268-03659-4 (c.), ISBN 0-268-03660-8 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


371.102

Meier, Deborah, Theodor R. Sizer, and Nancy Faust Sizer

Keeping School: Letters to Families from Principals of Two Small Schools

187 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $23.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Beacon Press

Education reformers Deborah Meier and Theodore and Nancy Sizer have published books that are acknowledged classics of education writing. But as school principals, all three have also done another kind of writing as well - essays in their schools' newsletters to families. Sharp and accessible but intellectually ambitious, these little essays talk about everything from homework to discipline, from academic expectations to reading for pleasure. Keeping School collects the best of these letters from the two schools the authors have most recently run: an urban public elementary school, and an exurban charter secondary school. This collection is a portrait of a different way of "keeping school."

LC 2004000713, ISBN 0-8070-3264-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-3265-4 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


371.2

Glennan, Thomas K., Susan Bodilly, Jolene Galegher, and Kerri A. Kerr

Expanding the Reach of Education Reforms: Perspectives from Leaders in the Scale-Up of Educational Interventions

745 pp., 6" x 9", 7 figures, 7 tables, bibliog., glossary, 2 appendixes, $40.00 paper, CIP included

November 2004

RAND

How does one spread a successful educational reform? The essays here recount the authors' experiences with the scale-up process. Among their lessons are the importance of building the capacity to implement and sustain the reforms, adjusting for local culture and policy, ensuring quality control, providing the necessary infrastructure, and fostering a sense of ownership. The process is iterative and complex and requires cooperation among many actors who must ensure that the results align with goals.

LC 2004016652, ISBN 0-8330-3659-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


371.2

Gonzales, Edward and Kevin F. McCarthy

Cuba After Castro: Legacies, Challenges, and Impediment

151 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., $40.00 paper, CIP included

July 2004

RAND

As Cuba nears the end of the Castro era, several key questions emerge. How will the legacy of Fidel Castro's four-decade rule affect a post-Castro Cuba? What political, social, and economic challenges will Cuba need to confront? The authors examine the sociopolitical legacy and economic challenges that the successor government will face-including the role of Cuba's youth, the growing racial divide, the aging population, and the weak economy and industrial sector. They review the policy implications for the United States and suggest alternatives that may help foster a stable, prosperous, democratic Cuba.

LC 2004000924, ISBN 0-8330-3535-5

AASL: S/HS,P

PLA: S


371.93

Mercogliano, Chris

Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed

252 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $25.00 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

January 2004

Beacon Press

We've all read the stories about medicating hyperactive (ADHD) kids. The controversy shows no signs of ending, as parents and doctors debate the merits of diagnosing and medicating children at younger and younger ages. In Teaching the Restless, Mercogliano enters this debate as an educator, and issues an urgent call to shift how our society perceives hyperactive children. Speaking both to parents who worry that their kids cannot attend classes without drugs and to educators who wonder how to best teach these hyperactive kids, Teaching the Restless should bring new hope into an overcharged debate.

LC 2003014847, ISBN 0-8070-3246-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-3257-3 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


372

Blumenthal, Bliss et al.

Wiley's Way/El camino de Wiley

93 pp., 6" x 9", 31 color illus., $9.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

University of Texas Press

After being scooped from the bottom of the sea, destined for a seafood restaurant, Wiley the crab escapes and embarks on a series of adventures that lead him to the campus of the University for People and Creatures. While there, he meets a host of interesting characters who inspire him to attend college himself one day. This bilingual chapter book, targeted at 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, was written and illustrated by twelve high school students and is designed to prompt children, especially those who might not otherwise aspire to a college education, to begin thinking about college at an earlier age.

LC 2004002634, ISBN 0-292-70615-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RS


372.21

Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz, Anne R. Pebley, Mary E. Vaiana, and Elizabeth Maggio

Are L.A.'s Children Ready for School?

57 pp., 6" x 9", 18 figures, 8 tables, 4 appendixes, $20.00 paper

May 2004

RAND

This exploration of school readiness focuses on how the home literacy environment, parenting behavior, and social characteristics are associated with two aspects of school readiness: basic skills, such as reading and math, and behavior problems. Because resources for school-readiness programs are limited, it is particularly important to focus these resource on the children who need them most-those whose mothers are poorly educated and those living in poor neighborhoods. The finds provide a clear picture of the factors that affect school readiness.

LC 2004008846, ISBN 0-8330-3623-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


373

Juvonen, Jaana, Vi-Nhuan Le, Tessa Kaganoff, Catherine Augustine, and Louay Constant

Focus on the Wonder Years: Challenges Facing the American Middle School

179 pp., 6" x 9", 17 figures, 15 tables, glossary, 4 appendixes, references, $27.50 paper

April 2004

RAND

Young teens undergo multiple changes that seem to set them apart from the other students. But do middle schools actually meet their special needs? In Focus on the Wonder Years, the authors describe the unique challenges faced by middle schools and offer ways to tackle them, such as reassessing the organization of grades K-12; specifically assisting the students most in need; finding ways to prevent disciplinary problems; and helping parents understand how they can help their children learn at home.

LC 2004366598, ISBN 0-8330-3390-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


379.153

Epstein, Noel (Editor)

Who's in Charge Here? The Tangled Web of School Governance and Policy

303 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Not only have municipal, state, and federal authorities reasserted control over the separate education government that the nation long ago created, but an array of other institutions are also deeply involved in school decisions. In Who's in Charge Here? some of the finest minds in education cut through the confusion to analyze key issues such as the Constitution's role in allocating responsibility for education, the pros and cons of growing federal control...the impact of the school-choice movement, and the expanding non-academic role of schools. Based on extensive scholarship and practical experience, Who's in Charge Here? is an important contribution to this critical debate.

LC 2004016556, ISBN 0-8157-2472-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


379.2

Deckman, Melissa

School Board Battles: The Christian Right in Local Politics

244 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $39.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Georgetown University Press

While the movement of the Christian Right into national and state politics has been well documented, this is the first book to examine their impact on local school board politics. School Board Battles studies the motivation, strategies, and electoral success of Christian Right school board candidates.

LC 2003019465, ISBN 1-58901-000-0 (c.), ISBN 1-58901-001-9 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


379.2'6

Meier, Deborah and George Wood (Editors)

Many Children Left Behind: How the No Child Left Behind Act is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools

132 pp., 5 3/8" x 8", $13.00 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Beacon Press

The No Child Left Behind Act promised to revolutionize American public education. It purports to improve public schools by enforcing a system of standards and accountability through high-stakes testing. Many supported it originally, despite doubts, because of its promise especially to improve the way schools serve poor children. But, argue the authors of this citizen's guide to NCLB, far from improving public schools and increasing the ability of the system to serve poor and minority children, the law is doing exactly the opposite. Here some of our most prominent, respected voices in education show how point by point, NCLB undermines the things it claims to improve.

LC 2004006385, ISBN 0-8070-0459-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


379.2'8

DelFattore, Joan

The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America's Public Schools

342 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Yale University Press

"[A] thorough analysis of the historical, legal, and political debates around religious expression in public schools. DelFattore provides an overview of public conflict and judicial interventions over the past 150 years that dispels many myths and misconceptions that readers may have....This volume will prove valuable to readers interested in religion, education, history, and the legal framework under which our public schools operate....DelFattore ensures a wide audience for this well-written, well-researched, and balanced work. Recommended for all collections."--Library Journal

LC 2003017364, ISBN 0-300-10217-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation

381.45

Strempek Shea, Suzanne

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore

223 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $20.00 cloth, $14.00 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Beacon Press

Two years ago, while recovering from radiation therapy, Suzanne Strempek Shea heard from a friend who was looking for help at her bookstore. Shea volunteered, seeing it as nothing more than a way to get out of her pajamas and back into the world. But over next twelve months, Shea lived and breathed books in a place she says sells "ideas, stories, encouragement, answers, solace, validation, the basic ammunition for daily life." Her descriptions of great bookstores, memories of book-lined rooms, and reminiscences of childhood visits to the Bookmobile are scattered throughout this charming, humorous, and engrossing account of reading and rejuvenation.

LC 2003023155, ISBN 0-8070-7258-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-7259-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


384.54

Ward, Brian

Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 23 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of Florida

Offering new insights into the connections between radio, race relations, and the civil rights and black power movements in the South from the 1920s to the 1970s, this book demonstrates the importance of radio in the civil rights struggle. The author brings to life a roster of colorful deejays, announcers, station managers and executives who all made significant contributions to the freedom struggle. This book helps "restore radio to its rightful place in the history of Black protest, race relations, and southern culture during the middle fifty years of the 20th century."--The Birmingham Times

LC 2004043736, ISBN 0-8130-2729-2

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


385.097

Grant, H. Roger

"Follow the Flag": A History of the Wabash Railroad Company

304 pp., 8 1/2" x 9 1/2", photos, maps, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Northern Illinois University Press

"If you want a well-written, in-depth history of the railroad, this is it."--Trains. "Follow the Flag" offers the first authoritative history of the Wabash Railroad Company, a once vital inter-regional carrier. Noted transportation historian H. Roger Grant captures all sides of the Wabash, including the traditional business history, the influence of financier Jay Gould, and the legacy that remains to this day. And Grant takes into account the impact that the Wabash had on businesses and communities in the "Heart of America."

LC 2004004278, ISBN 0-87580-328-8

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G

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390-399 Customs and Folklore

394.25

Mauldin, Barbara (Editor)

Carnaval!

352 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 335 color illus., maps, bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Washington Press (with Museum of International Folk Art)

Carnaval, Carnival, Fasnact, Entroido-the annual pre-Lenten festival most people in the United States know as Mardi Gras-is celebrated in cities and rural villages throughout Europe and the Americas. With more than 300 dazzling photographs, this book offers an international look at Carnival in New Orleans and Basile, Louisiana; Laza, Spain; rural Bulgaria; Venice; Basel, Switzerland; Tlaxcala, Mexico; Oruro, Bolivia; Recife and Olinda, Brazil; Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The book takes readers on a colorful journey through Carnival in these far-flung places, outlining the history and present form of Carnival in each area.

LC 2004041958, ISBN 0-295-98426-0 (c.), ISBN 0-295-98427-9 (p.)

AASL: O/P

PLA: G


398.2

Varez, Dietrich

The Legend of La'ieikawai

88 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $12.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

University of Hawaii Press

The twins La'ieikawai and La'ielohelohe are separated at birth but remain linked by their great beauty and a series of unscrupulous admirers and fickle husbands. Eventually the sisters are reunited with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including a man-eating lizard, a "cosmic" spider, and a giant bird, and find happiness at last in each other's company. This timeless ka'ao, or legend, of long ago is lovingly retold and illustrated here by renowned Island artist and storyteller Dietrich Varez.

LC 2003026189, ISBN 0-8248-2839-9

AASL: G/EM-HS

PLA: G


398.2'08

Haase, Donald

Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches

288 pp., 6" x 9", 5 illus., $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Wayne State University Press

"This impressively wide-ranging collection of essays builds on the growing recognition by feminist critics of the major role that fairy tales have played in the formation of a global 'literature of their own.' By resituating texts and national traditions in a cross-cultural framework, this book valuably foregrounds the complexity of the fairy tale's pervasive engagement with gender."--U. C. Knoepflmacher, Princeton University

LC 2004006485, ISBN 0-8143-3030-4

PLA: S


398.2'08

Martinez, Esther

My Life in San Juan Pueblo: Stories of Esther Martinez

192 pp. + CD-ROM, 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 47 photos, index, $45.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2004

University of Illinois Press

Esther Martinez, renowned Native American storyteller from San Juan Pueblo, is more than ninety. She is a traditional storyteller for the National Park Service and for numerous public and private schools and professional organizations. Among her many honors is the New Mexico Living Treasure Award. Sure to bring a smile to readers of all ages, this enchanting glimpse of an oral tradition passed from grandfather to granddaughter also features a CD of the stories as told by Esther Martinez herself.

LC 2003007104, ISBN 0-252-02889-9 (c.), ISBN 0-252-07158-1 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: O, G


398.9'08

Schipper, Mineke

Never Marry A Woman with Big Feet: Women in Proverbs from around the World

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

Yale University Press

From Jamaica to Japan, from Ghana to Germany, this unique anthology of proverbs about women provides revealing insights into the female condition across centuries and continents. Mineke Schipper analyzes the similarities, differences and contradictions in cultural norms about gender expressed in thousands of proverbs from over 150 countries. "This is an entertaining, adroit examination of how far woman has come in man's estimation, and how far she still has to go."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003023095, ISBN 0-300-10249-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


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