2005 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History

900-919 Geography

940-969 European, Asian, and African History

 

920-929 Biography   970-979 North American History    

930-939 History of the Ancient World

 

 

 

   

900-919 Geography

907.804

Morris, Larry E.

The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers after the Expedition

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 23 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Yale University Press

This engaging book is the first to trace the fascinating histories of the remarkable men--and one woman--who were members of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In later years, some of these individuals became public officials, others continued to be adventurers, and two were even murder suspects: this book tells their stories in colorful detail. "Exhaustively researched...includes every footnotable fact.... A one-stop shop for anyone interested in any member of the corps."--Booklist

LC 2004000196, ISBN 0-300-10265-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


909.04

Tanner, Marcus

The Last of the Celts

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

October 2004

Yale University Press

"In this lively book, which is part travelogue and part social history, independent historian Tanner records the results of his world travels in the search of the remaining vestiges of Celtic Culture....He provides not only a portrait of modern society in flux in these regions but also a picture of each society's rich history....[A] thoughtful book."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004005520, ISBN 0-300-10464-2

PLA: S


910.4'5

Rediker, Marcus

Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Beacon Press

This book explores the "Golden Age" of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a multinational social order.

LC 2003021508, ISBN 0-8070-5024-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


912.78-dc21

Plamondon, Martin II

Lewis and Clark Trail Maps: A Cartographic Reconstruction, Volume III

256 pp., 9" x 12", 209 maps, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Washington State University Press

Lewis and Clark Trail Maps, Volume III continues the cartographic reconstruction of the explorers' trek as the Corps of Discovery sets out from the Snake-Columbia junction on the final leg of their journey to the sea. It outlines the significant discoveries recorded as they returned eastward in 1806 through the broad Columbia, Marias, and Yellowstone watersheds, and concludes when they paddled up to the St. Louis waterfront on September 23, 1806. Of further special interest are the many excerpts from the expedition diaries. Also available in paperback and spiral-bound versions,

LC 200042857, ISBN 0-87422-265-6

PLA: G


915.12

Butler, Linda

Yangtze Remembered: The River beneath The Lake

196 pp., 12" x 13", 112 illus., 1 map, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Stanford University Press

Since ancient times, the Yangtze River itself has been like an unpredictable neighbor-sometimes generous, other times it wreaks havoc. Perhaps because the river people have lived near such volatility they have developed a profound resilience in the face of adversity. Between 2000 and 2003 Linda Butler made eight trips to the Yangtze to photograph the people, the human environment, and the natural landscape. Accompanying the images is the photographer's travel commentary, which reads like a series of short stories. This book reveals the invisible stories of the common people as they struggle to come to terms with the destruction of their homes and lives.

LC 2004013226, ISBN 0-804-74754-7

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


915.204

Guth, Christine M. W.

Longfellow's Tattoos: Tourism, Collecting, and Japan

256 pp., 7" x 10", 114 illus. (10 in color), notes, bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

University of Washington Press

Charles Longfellow, son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, arrived in Yokohama in 1871, intending a brief visit, and stayed for two years. He returned to Boston laden with photographs, curios, and art objects, as well as the elaborate tattoos he had "collected" on his body. His journals, correspondence, and art collection dramatically demonstrate America's early impressions of Japanese culture, and his personal odyssey illustrates the impact on both countries of globetrotting tourism.

LC 2003066592, ISBN 0-295-98401-5 (c.), ISBN 0-295-98456-2 (p.)

PLA: S


917.704

Dana, David T. III

A Fashionable Tour through the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi: The 1852 Journal of Juliette Starr Dana

144 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Wayne State University Press

"Just before it was fashionable and long before it was easy, the New Yorker Juliette Starr Dana journeyed throughout the Great Lakes region. Her journal captures the excitement and discomfort of rail, lake, and river travel in 1852 and provides useful glimpses of life in this bustling, fast-developing region."--James Marten, Marquette University, author of Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

LC 2004000518, ISBN 0-8143-3205-6

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


917.804

Duncan, Dayton

Scenes of Visionary Enchantment: Reflections on Lewis and Clark

212 pp., 6" x 9", $22.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

University of Nebraska Press

Suffering from a case of "road fever" brought on by prolonged exposure to the journals of Lewis and Clark, Dayton Duncan has retraced the Corps of Discovery's route from Saint Louis to the Pacific and back again four different times during the past twenty years. More a revisiting than a retelling of the story of the Corps of Discovery, Duncan's book reintroduces us to people and places along the trail, reflects on events that occurred during the expedition, and offers constant-and constantly entertaining-insights into why, two centuries later, the saga of Lewis and Clark continues to exert such a powerful hold on our national imagination.

LC 2003011752, ISBN 0-8032-1724-2

AASL: S/HS-P

PLA: G


919.69

Clark, John R. K.

Beaches of O'ahu Revised Edition

208 pp., 6" x 9", color illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

University of Hawaii Press

Now completely revised and updated, this edition of Beaches of O'ahu offers sixty new color photos of the island's spectacular beaches and coastline, a water safety section, and 22 newly drawn maps locating more than 130 beaches and shoreline parks. The beach descriptions and maps include many of the island's popular surfing sites.

LC 2004048002, ISBN 0-8248-2892-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


919.8'9

McElrea, Richard and David Harrowfield

Polar Castaways: The Ross Sea Party (1914-17) of Sir Ernest Shackleton

322 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 32 photos, maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

When Sir Ernest Shackleton's dreams of crossing Antarctica foundered with his ship "Endurance" in the ice of the Weddell Sea in October 1915, he could only wonder what had become of his support party on the other side of the continent. After almost ninety years Polar Castaways finally tells that story, filling one of the major gaps in the history of the "heroic era' of polar exploration.

C2004-901438-2, ISBN 0-7735-2825-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G

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920-929 Biography

921

Kohler, Joachim

Richard Wagner: Last of the Titans

704 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 illus., $40.00 cloth

November 2004

Yale University Press

This compelling biography of Richard Wagner goes back to primary sources--letters, diaries, and other documents--to reappraise the composer's romantic and family relationships, the philosophical roots of his work, and his relationship with King Ludwig. "The most stimulating study of Wagner to have been published for years. An enthralling read."--Barry Millington

LC 2004110664, ISBN 0-300-10422-7

AASL: G/HS-P

PLA: S


921

LeBor, Adam

Milosevic: A Biography

448 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 8-page b&w gallery, $35.00 cloth

March 2004

Yale University Press

This riveting book presents the first authoritative biography of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader currently on trial for crimes against humanity. Adam LeBor tells the story of Milosevic's life, the wars he instigated in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, his bloody campaigns of ethnic cleansing, and the international operation that brought down his regime. "Highly readable, yet savvy about regionally specific realpolitik, this political biography will greatly enhance the lay reader's understanding of recent events in Yugoslavia."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003115936, ISBN 0-300-10317-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


921

Murray, Nicholas

Kafka: A Biography

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 31 illus., $30.00 cloth

September 2004

Yale University Press

Perhaps more than any other writer, Franz Kafka jolted twentieth-century consciousness. This compelling biography of the great Czech novelist, diarist, and short story writer chronicles Kafka's entire life, offering new insights into the enigmatic genius and his unsettling works. The book is the first to address the importance of Kafka's complex relationship with his father. "A new and original reading of one of the most complex writers of the 20th century, possibly the most significant such reading since the end of the Cold War. This balanced literary biography is a masterpiece that belongs in all literary collections."--Library Journal

LC 2004107048, ISBN 0-300-10631-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


922

Kirkbright, Suzanne

Karl Jaspers: Navigations in Truth

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 illus., $35.00 cloth

May 2004

Yale University Press

Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jasper's life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works.

LC 2004110264, ISBN 0-300-10242-9

PLA: S

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930-939 History of the Ancient World

937.004

Borrelli, Federica and Maria Cristina Targia Translated by Michael Hartmann Thomas

The Etruscans: Art, Architecture, and History

144 pp., 5 3/8" x 8 1/2", 200 color illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

Getty Publications

This well-organized and richly illustrated book examines the discoveries and masterpieces of the Etruscan world. Unforgettable paintings, works in gold, and sculpture in terracotta and bronze were created by the Etruscans, while extraordinary painted vases were imported from Greece. Dazzling evidence continues to emerge of a culture that was rich, multifaceted, open, and peaceful-a culture destined to merge with Rome after centuries of independence. The Etruscans tells the story of this culture in a clear narrative that will appeal equally to both scholarly and popular audiences.

LC 2003023714, ISBN 0-89236-753-9

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


937.03

Curry, Jane Louise Illustrated by Jeff Crosby

Brave Cloelia: Retold from the Account in the History of Early Rome by the Roman Historian Titus Livius

32 pp., 10 1/2" x 8 3/4", 24 color illus., $16.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Getty Publications

In his History of Early Rome, the ancient historian Livy tells the story of a Roman girl named Cloelia who was taken prisoner by Larth Porsena, the king of the Etruscans. Cloelia came up with a daring plan of escape from her Etruscan captors and in the process won the admiration of all Rome and of the Etruscan king himself, who freed her. For her bravery, a grateful Rome set up a statue in her honor, the first such ever to be put on the Sacred Way.

LC 2003026178, ISBN 0-89236-763-6

AASL: S/EM-JHS

PLA: G


938

Stafford, Emma J.

Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece

144 pp., 9 3/4" x 10", 110 color illus., $19.95 paper

October 2004

Getty Publications

A superbly illustrated guide to the ideas, beliefs, and achievements of the extraordinarily creative culture of Ancient Greece. Organized by themes such as "Images and Imagination" and "Pride, Fate, Glory," each chapter includes a number of short sections on a particular topic as well as several specific "features"-concepts, individuals, or sites such as Mt. Olympus or the Parthenon-related to one of these topics. Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Greece offers an accessible and enlightening introduction to a rich cultural heritage that continues to shape our world.

LC 2004104428, ISBN 0-89236-773-3

AASL: O/JHS-HS

PLA: G

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940-969 European, Asian, and African History

940.53

Hilton, Ella E. Schneider

Displaced Person: A Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America

260 pp., 6" x 9", 16 halftones, foreword, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2004

Louisiana State University Press

"The extraordinary, vulnerable saga of a Volga German refugee's voyage from the Soviet Union in the 1930s and 40s to Nazi and postwar Germany and, finally, to the United States during the Eisenhower years. Her memoir recaptures both the unbelievably hard circumstances, rejections and humiliations displaced persons routinely faced in all three countries as well as the tragic fate of millions of twentieth-century refugees at large. A gripping tale."--Jessica Gienow-Hecht, author of Transmission Impossible. "Brims with wonderful detail on every phase of [Hilton's] life."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003016540, ISBN 0-8071-2878-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.53

Spencer, Hanna

Hanna's Diary, 1938-1941: Czechoslovakia to Canada

208 pp., 5 6/8" x 7 6/8", b&w photos, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

Hanna Fischl, a Czech of Jewish descent, was a twenty-four-year-old teacher in a German-speaking part of Czechoslovakia when Hitler's shadow loomed over Europe in 1938. No longer able to associate openly with her lover, Hans Feiertag, the talented Christian composer whom she had loved since her teens, she began writing a diary at his request so that, once they were reunited, he could learn about her life while they had been apart. Written in a touching and candid style, this book is the result of that request.

C00-901670-8, ISBN 0-7735-2833-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.53'1

Browning, Christopher R. (contributions by Jürgen Matthäus)

The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942

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

March 2004

University of Nebraska Press

In 1939, the Nazi regime's plans for redrawing the demographic map of Eastern Europe entailed the expulsion of millions of Jews. By the fall of 1941, these plans had shifted from expulsion to systematic and total mass murder of all Jews within the Nazi grasp. This is one of the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever written of what took place during this crucial period-of how, precisely, the Nazis' racial policies evolved from persecution and "ethnic cleansing" to the 'Final Solution' of the Holocaust. "The definitive work on the road Germany took toward the Final Solution during the crucial first three years of the war."--New York Review of Books

LC 2003060813, ISBN 0-8032-1327-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.53'1

Lerner, Bernice

The Triumph of Wounded Souls: Seven Holocaust Survivors' Lives

312 pp., 6" x 9", 6 halftones, index, $65.00 cloth, $28.00 paper, CIP included

March 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

The Triumph of Wounded Souls vividly recounts the stories of seven Holocaust survivors who overcame many obstacles to earn advanced degrees and become college and university professors. As Jews trapped in Nazi-occupied Europe from 1939 to 1945, these remarkable individuals witnessed and endured terror and torture. After the war they pursued academic subjects that increased their understanding of the world and gave them a sense of purpose. Their inspirational accounts demonstrate that it is possible to overcome the worst of circumstances.

LC 2003025295, ISBN 0-268-04227-6 (c.), ISBN 0-268-03365-X (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.53'7

French, Chauncey Del

Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War II

240 pp., 7 3/8" x 9 1/2", 153 full-color and b&w illus., bibliog., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Oregon State University Press

Chauncey and Jessie French were among the hundreds of thousands of workers recruited during World War II for the nation's wartime emergency shipbuilding program. French's memoir, set in the Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver, Washington, offers a remarkable social history of the war at home. His colorful stories, together with more than 150 photographs, drawings, and paintings of shipyard life, capture the human drama, teamwork, and camaraderie behind the massive home-front effort.

LC 2004007155, ISBN 0-87071-048-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O, RG, RS


940.54

Fouché, Jean-Jacques Edited and translated by David Sices and James B. Atkinson

Massacre at Oradour, France, 1944: Coming to Grips with Terror

287 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", photos, notes, bibliog., index, $24.50 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Northern Illinois University Press

On June 10, 1944, a unit of Waffen SS troops en route to Normandy surrounded the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane and, without warning, systematically massacred more than 640 men, women, and children. Afterward, the Nazis plundered the village and burned it to the ground. Jean-Jacques Fouché reconstructs the events of this fateful day by piecing together memories - from the perspectives of the Nazi soldiers, the victims who miraculously survived, and those who escaped. Expertly translated, this work offers the most comprehensive and well-documented account of the massacre, its aftermath, and the ways memory affects our understanding of and response to terror.

LC 2004016971, ISBN 0-87580-601-5

PLA: G


940.54

Samuel, Wolfgang W. E.

American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets

493 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 77 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University Press of Mississippi

"Using U.S. Air Force records and the accounts of survivors, Samuel documents the War's last battle: reaching Germany's advanced aircraft technology and scientists before the Russians did. With its Me 163, Me 262, V-1, V-2, and other technological leaps, the Germans were far ahead of the Allies. The U.S. knew this and needed to appropriate this wealth of information before the Soviet Union could get to it. This book is an incredible effort; it includes many personal accounts by the men who flew the captured German aircraft. Great reading!"--Flight Journal, "German Fighters" issue

LC 2003023251, ISBN 1-57806-649-2

PLA: G


941.004

Roth, Milena

Lifesaving Letters: A Child's Flight from the Holocaust

216 pp., 6" x 9", 8 photos, 27 illus., bibliog., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

University of Washington Press

In 1939, in the shadow of Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia, six-year-old Milena Roth was taken to safety by what came to be known as the Kindertransport, which rescued 10,000 Jewish children and placed them with guardians in England. She spent six uncertain years waiting for her parents, learning only after the war that they died at Auschwitz in 1943. The letters her mother sent to Milena's caretaker form the heart of this book. Drawing on these poignant letters and on her own memories and experiences, she recounts the challenges of integrating the wounds and bereavements of her childhood.

LC 2004302351, ISBN 0-295-98377-9

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: G


941.708

Hopkinson, Michael

The Irish War of Independence

302 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", photos, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Irish War of Independence was a sporadic guerrilla campaign that lasted from January 1919 until July 1921. Michael Hopkinson makes full use of the recently opened files of the Bureau of Military Archives in Dublin, which contain valuable first-hand contemporary accounts of the war, meticulously piecing together the many disparate local actions to create a coherent narrative. He stresses the importance of local and contingent issues over the idea of a master plan developed by the Dublin-based republican leadership.

LC 2004401188, ISBN 0-7735-2840-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


942.05'2

Wegemer, Gerard B. and Stephen W. Smith (Editors)

A Thomas More Source Book

427 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", illus., index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Catholic University of America Press

This source book brings together classic texts by and about Thomas More--poet, scholar, statesman, family man, educational reformer, philosopher, historian, and saint. In addition to serving as an introduction to More's life and writings for the general reader, this collection is a helpful companion to the study of More's literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the study of sixteenth-century England and Western Europe. "For those who wish to draw really near to the mind and personality of More, there is no better introduction than this book."--Clarence Miller, Exec. Editor of Complete Works of St. Thomas More

LC 2003020136, ISBN 0-8132-1376-2

PLA: S


944.014

Barbero, Alessandro

Charlemagne: Father of a Continent

426 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, bibliog., references, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of California Press

"An intimate portrait of the man-right down to his shirt and underpants-and a sensitive analysis of his government and times."--Publishers Weekly. "Barbero's lively and entertaining study provides a superb overview of the latest scholarship on the Carolingian age and constructs a compelling argument for Charlemagne's pivotal role as the father of Europe....This is histoire totale at its best."--Sharon Farmer, author of Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris. "[Barbero] has a lightness of touch indispensable in approaching a subject which has constipated generations of continental scholars..."--The Spectator

LC 2003017208, ISBN 0-520-23943-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


945

Madden, Thomas F. (Editor)

Crusades: The Illustrated History

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 150 color photos, $35.00 cloth

September 2004

The University of Michigan Press

Crusades is an authoritative historical survey written in an accessible style by academically qualified specialists. It not only provides a chronological narrative of all the major campaigns, but also looks at the complex background to events-including the divisions between the major religions, and, just as importantly, within them. More than eighty intriguing sidebars and boxes offer both close-up looks in fascinating detail as well as broader, big-picture views. Also includes ten special mini-essay feature spreads on major aspects of daily life, belief, art, architecture, and warfare. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Crusades will appeal to all those intrigued by large-scale tensions between civilizations and their values.

LC 2002020872, ISBN 0-472-11463-8

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


947.063

Smith, Douglas (Editor and Translator)

Love and Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin

475 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", illus., bibliog., index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

Northern Illinois University Press

"Surely the most revealing letters from a ruler ever published...An erudite but unforgettable, exuberant yet heartbreaking voyage into the friendship and love, power, sexuality, and ambition behind one of history's greatest romances."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times. Of all of history's great romances, few can compare with that of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin. Their turbulent and complicated relationship shocked their contemporaries and continues to intrigue observers of Russia centuries later. Their letters offer an intimate glimpse into the lovers' unguarded moments, revealing both ecstatic expressions of love and candid insights on eighteenth-century politics.

LC 2003027084, ISBN 0-87580-324-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


947.086

Billington, James H.

Russia in Search of Itself

252 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

In the turbulent decade since the collapse of the Soviet Union, conditions have worsened considerably for many Russians, and a wide-ranging debate has raged over the nature and destiny of their country. In this volume, James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress and a noted expert on Russia, examines the efforts of a proud but troubled nation to find a post-Soviet identity. The agenda has not been controlled from the top-down and center-out; nor has it been set by any intellectual giant such as Sakharov or Solzhenitsyn. Billington describes the contentious discussion occurring all over Russia and across the political spectrum.

LC 2003025484, ISBN 0-8018-7976-0

PLA: S


949.703

Hunt, Swanee

This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace

344 pp., 6" x 9", 32 color photos, 2 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Duke University Press

This Was Not Our War shares amazing first-person accounts of twenty-six Bosnian women who are reconstructing their society following years of devastating warfare. They are from all parts of Bosnia and represent the full range of ethnic traditions and mixed heritages. Their ages spread across sixty years, and their wealth varies. For all their differences, they have this much in common: all survived the war with enough emotional strength to work toward rebuilding their country. Hunt met these women through her diplomatic and humanitarian work in the 1990s. Over the course of seven years, she conducted multiple interviews with each.

LC 2004006832, ISBN 0-8223-3355-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O, G


954

Thakur, Ramesh and Oddny Wiggen (Editors)

South Asia in the World: Problem Solving Perspectives on Security, Sustainable Development, and Good Governance

476 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 37 illus., bibliog., index, $43.00 paper, CIP included

March 2004

United Nations University Press

Developments in South Asia cut across the major fault lines of the UN system with respect to the challenges of economic development, environmental protection, food and water security, democratic governance and human rights, nuclear war and peace, inter-state and internal conflicts, and new security issues like AIDS and international terrorism. South Asia in the World, presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia.

LC 2003025281, ISBN 92-8081093-6

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: S


954.912

Cohen, Stephen Philip

The Idea of Pakistan

382 pp., 6" x 9", maps, tables, bibliog., references, index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Brookings Institution Press

In recent years Pakistan has emerged as a strategic player on the world stage-both as a potential rogue state armed with nuclear weapons and as an American ally in the war against terrorism. But our understanding of this country is superficial. To probe beyond the headlines, author Stephen Cohen offers a panoramic portrait of this complex country. The Idea of Pakistan will be an essential tool for understanding this critically important country. "Cohen is the United States' leading analyst of South Asia, and this authoritative work of broad scope and meticulous research will surely become required reading on Pakistan."--Foreign Affairs

LC 2004016553, ISBN 0-8157-1502-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


955.05'4

Farber, David

Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)

208 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Princeton University Press

A timely and revealing history of America's first engagement with terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. "While Farber presents a detailed picture of the coming of the Iranian revolution, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the United States' inability to see and deal effectively with either, at the heart of his tale is America. Farber satisfyingly contextualizes the moment, vividly redrawing stagflation, the energy crisis and national malaise....Farber gives a needed history lesson on the depth of political anger in the Islamic world and on the United States' incapacity to communicate its message."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004046639, ISBN 0-691-11916-3

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


956.62

Peterson, Merrill D.

"Starving Armenians:" America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1930 and After

213 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 18 photos, 4 maps, notes, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

The University of Virginia Press

"The principal actors in this book are Americans whose triumphs and failures emerge as deeply emblematic of the American spirit and character. The kind of challenge and dilemma that Americans faced as to how to respond to the agony of the Armenians is still with us: to what extent should morality and humanitarianism enter into American diplomacy and foreign policy?"--Vigen Guroian, Loyola College, author of Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

LC 2003018274, ISBN 0-8139-2267-4

AASL: G, S/HS, P

PLA: RS


956.944

Cline, Eric H.

Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 color photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

The University of Michigan Press

Jerusalem Besieged offers a sweeping history across the millennia, yet focuses on a single location-a view of centuries of often violent battles for one city. Author Eric Cline tells the story of four thousand years of struggles for control of Jerusalem, a city central to three major religions and held sacred by millions of people throughout the world. No other city has been more bitterly fought over throughout its history. Jerusalem, whose name to some means "City of Peace," has seen at least 118 separate conflicts during the past four millennia-conflicts that ranged from local religious uprisings to strategic military campaigns.

LC 2004007661, ISBN 0-472-11313-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


959.704

Gross, Chuck

Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story

248 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illus., 2 maps, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

The University of North Texas Press

Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran. At the age of twenty, Chuck Gross spent his 1970-71 tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flying UH-1 Huey helicopters. He inserted special operations teams into Laos and participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten attempt to assault and cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, during which his helicopter was shot down and he was stranded in the field. A Selection of the Military Book Club.

LC 2004003457, ISBN 1-57441-178-0

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: G


963.07'2

Lata, Leenco

The Horn of Africa as Common Homeland: The State and Self-Determination in the Era of Heightened Globalization

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

October 2004

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

"In this thoughtful and provocative book, Leenco Lata applies recent theory on nationalism and key developments in world history to the Horn of Africa. He constructively blends these issues in order to analyze ongoing conflicts and efforts at state-building in the Horn. In the process, the author makes a compelling plea for consideration of certain traditional African practices in efforts to expand democracy in the region."--David H. Shinn, US Ambassador to Ethiopia (1996-99)

LC 2004484540, ISBN 0-88920-456-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S

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970-979 North American History

971.01'1

Litalien, Raymonde and Denis Vaugeois

Champlain: The Birth of French America

402 pp., 9 7/8" x 13 1/2", high gloss color illus., maps, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

This book is the definitive reference on Champlain and the birth of French America. It discusses not only the beginnings of L'Acadie, its development, and the difficulties of colonization but also looks at France during Champlain's time and analyses how he has been remembered. Lavishly illustrated, Champlain brings together the thirty-two maps attributed to him, reproduced for the first time in colour, as well as illustrations of numerous rare artifacts, documents, and a selection of drawings by Champlain.

C2004-905921-1, ISBN 0-7735-2850-4

AASL: RG, S/P

PLA: O


971.3'54

Armstrong, Jackson W. (Editor)

Seven Eggs Today: The Diaries of Mary Armstrong, 1859 and 1869

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

July 2004

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

These diaries are a window into the daily life of a middle-class woman in a new land, and a revealing account of Toronto just before and after Canadian confederation. Armstrong's journals are among the very few published by Canadian women, especially women outside the upper classes, in the mid-nineteenth century. The introduction examines who Mary was, her world, and how she saw her own place in it. It explains the origin and history of the diaries. The editor's extensive primary research gives contextual information on the events, people, and places that Mary mentions.

ISBN 0-88920-440-3

AASL: RG, P

PLA: RG


971.4'28

Mackey, Frank

Black Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880s

240 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos and images, $65.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

McGill-Queen's University Press

A sixteen-year-old slave boy who finds freedom in a most unusual way, a teenage prostitute who does not, a business manager of the 1790s, a fugitive Kentucky slave who makes a name for himself as a jockey and horse trainer - these are some of the people we meet in these thirty stories about black life in and around Montreal between the last days of slavery and the early years of Confederation. The black experience in Montreal during these eighty-odd years, a time in which the city grew into the metropolis of a new country, has remained largely unknown. These stories begin to fill that gap.

C2004-900019-5, ISBN 0-7735-2735-4 (c.), ISBN 0-7735-2736-2 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


971.910

Mishler, Craig and William E. Simeone

Han: People of the River

336 pp., 6" x 9", 18 color photos, b&w photos, maps, 4 appendixes, index, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2004

University of Alaska Press

The Han Indians, whose homeland straddles the U.S.-Canadian border, traveled the Upper Yukon River basin as hunters and gatherers and found ways to survive in the twentieth century that exemplify their tenacity in the face of continuous change. A model of innovative ethnographic work, Han: People of the River makes a lasting contribution to anthropological and indigenous studies literature. As a vivid and deeply thoughtful depiction of the past, present, and future of the Han, it is meant everyone who cares about the history of Alaska and Canada and Native peoples. "Meticulously researched...Recommended."--Choice

LC 2003003862, ISBN 1-889963-40-2 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-41-0 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


972.23

Vanderwood, Paul J.

Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint

352 pp., 6" x 9", 39 b&w photos, 5 maps, notes, sources, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2004

Duke University Press

A look at the circumstances that have motivated popular devotion to Juan Soldado. In his mortal incarnation, Juan Soldado was Juan Castillo Morales, a soldier convicted of and executed for the rape and murder of Olga Camacho in Tijuana in 1938. Immediately after Morales's death, many began to doubt the evidence of his guilt. Soon Morales was known as Juan Soldado (John the Soldier). Believing that those who have died unjustly sit closest to God, people began visiting Morales's grave asking for favors. He is not recognized by the Catholic Church, yet thousands of people have made pilgrimages to his gravesite.

LC 2004009138, ISBN 0-8223-3404-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3415-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


972.81

Wilkinson, Daniel

Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala

392 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photos, bibliog., notes on sources, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Duke University Press

"Wilkinson sets out to tell the story of Guatemala's recently ended thirty-six-year internal war through the secret history of one venerable coffee plantation. The result reads like a novel, narrated by a disarmingly funny, perceptive, deeply humane young American who knows how to wear his courage lightly. You feel as if you are riding with Wilkinson on his beat-up motorcycle up muddy, dangerous jungle trails into the heart of a secretive country just waking up from a long nightmare....A brilliant and important book."--Francisco Goldman, author of The Long Night of White Chickens

LC 2004013070, ISBN 0-8223-3368-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


972.86

Palmer, Steven and Ivan Molina (Editors)

The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics

400 pp., 6" x 9", 43 illus., further reading suggestions, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2004

Duke University Press

Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological Mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight; and an egalitarian, middle-class society immune to the violent class and racial conflicts that have haunted the region. Arguing that conceptions of Costa Rica as a happy anomaly downplay its rich heritage and diverse population, The Costa Rica Reader brings together texts and artwork that reveal the complexity of the country's past and present.

LC 2004004078, ISBN 0-8223-3386-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3372-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RG


972.91-dc22

Gott, Richard

Cuba: A New History

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 12 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

Yale University Press

In this acute and profoundly engaged exploration of Cuban history, British journalist Richard Gott illuminates the island's entire revolutionary past, from pre-Columbian times to the present. He emphasizes little-known aspects of Cuba's early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro's regime, its lonely survival in the post-Soviet years, and its expected future. "Excellent....This book is highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2004007556, ISBN 0-300-10411-1

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


973.046

Gutierrez, David G. (Editor)

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

512 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

Columbia University Press

This volume provides not only cutting-edge interpretations of recent Latino history, including the six major groups (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and South Americans), but also insight into the major areas of contention and debate that characterize Latino scholarship in the early twenty-first century. Important political and cultural themes that cut across group boundaries-such as Latino religiosity, gender systems, politics, expressive cultures, and interactions with the law-are examined from a multinational perspective, shaping a realistic interpretation of the Latino experience in the United States.

LC 2004041310, ISBN 0-231-11808-2

AASL: RG, S/P

PLA: G


973.049

Deloria, Philip J.

Indians in Unexpected Places

312 pp., 5 3/4" x 9 1/4", 51 photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

University Press of Kansas

"Deloria uses his family roots among the Dakota Sioux to show how American Indians have labored to gain a place in modern society. ..One fascinating essay documents the success of American Indian performers in Wild West shows and early motion pictures and compares their representations with actual late 19th-century history. These vibrant writings are highly recommended for public, high school, and academic libraries with multicultural interests."--Library Journal. "The combination of Deloria's readable style and his impressive collection of data makes this title a must for those interested in the politics of representation."--Booklist

LC 2004005384, ISBN 0-7006-1344-7

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


973.049

Diner, Hasia R.

The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000

437 pp., 6" x 9", 33 b&w photos, 15 line illus., bibliog., references, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

University of California Press

"An exceptionally fine, candid, and often surprising one-volume narrative of the entire run of American Jewish history....A 'must read'-and now the best read-on the subject."--Walter T. Nugent, author of Crossing. "...Diner has produced an important book, at once systematic and synthetic, that attends to the many diverse expressions of Jewish life in America. With grace, clarity, and erudition, she explores the social, religious, and institutional life of Jews in the United States, enlivening her story throughout with intriguing personalities and anecdotes. This is history that engages, informs, and entertains. A milestone in American Jewish historiography!"--David Myers, author of Resisting History

LC 20033012766, ISBN 0-520-22773-5

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: G


973.049

Ronnick, Michele Valerie

The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough: An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

448 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2004

Wayne State University Press

"William Sanders Scarborough should be an exemplar for any aspiring intellectual. Under conditions that can be, at best, described as absurd, he forged an amazing career and life. Michele Ronnick has done us a great service in bringing this grand figure back to us."--Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Princeton University, inaugural winner of the MLA William Sanders Scarborough book prize for outstanding work in Black literature and culture

LC 2004011624, ISBN 0-8143-3224-2

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: RG


973.5

Missal, John and Mary Lou Missal

The Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict

280 pp., 6" x 9", 22 b&w photos, 7 maps, notes, references, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University Press of Florida

The Seminole Wars were the longest, bloodiest, and most costly of all the Indian wars fought by this nation. The authors focus not only on the three different Seminole wars, spanning 1817 to 1858, but also the events leading up to them. This book sheds new light on the relationship between the wars, the issue of slavery, and the prevailing attitudes toward Native Americans. This work will be of interest to general readers as well as students of Florida and Native American life and to those studying the antebellum South and the early American Republic.

LC 2003070522, ISBN 0-8130-2715-2

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: G


973.56

Cole, Donald B.

A Jackson Man: Amos Kendall and the Rise of American Democracy

332 pp., 6" x 9", 12 halftones, 1 map, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Louisiana State University Press

"Cole is one of the most knowledgeable students of the hotly contested field of American history known as Jacksonian Democracy. He has done the scholarship of this era a major service by publishing the first biography of the man who was arguably Andrew Jackson's most influential adviser and important speech writer."--Richard E. Ellis, author of The Union at Risk. "An absolutely first-rate, meticulously researched, expertly analyzed, and readable study of this remarkable man."--Robert V. Remini, author of The Life of Andrew Jackson

LC 2003021390, ISBN 0-8071-2930-5

AASL: G, RG/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


973.7

Pelka, Fred

The Civil War Letters of Colonel Charles F. Johnson, Invalid Corps

336 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"Provides a fascinating and insightful introduction to the disabled soldiers of the Civil War era, and presents the first analysis of the Invalid Corps and the twists and turns of its history."--John David Smith, editor of Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era. "This collection should be of interest not only to Civil War historians, nineteenth-century Americanists, and disability historians, but also to historians of gender relations and to family and marriage historians"--Paul K. Longmore, coeditor of The New Disability History: American Perspectives

LC 2004013505, ISBN 1-55849-451-0 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-460-X (p.)

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: RG


973.7'47

Holcomb, Julie (Editor)

Southern Sons, Northern Soldiers: The Civil War Letters of the Remley Brothers, 22nd Iowa Infantry

216 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., notes, index, $32.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2004

Northern Illinois University Press

"Historians who understand the value of seeing the war through the eyes of the participants will find no better opportunity to do so than in this wonderful collection of correspondence."--The Journal of Military History. George and Lycurgus Remley were native Virginians who, along with their family, relocated to Iowa due to their abolitionist convictions. After answering Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to fortify Union forces, the Remley Brothers became astute commentators on the life of the soldier, the politics of the war, and the intensity of the battle. This poignant collection of their letters to and from home sharply portrays the human costs of the Civil War.

LC 2003058826, ISBN 0-87580-319-9

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: RG


973.709

Evans, C. Wyatt

The Legend of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory, and a Mummy

288 pp., 6" x 9", 15 photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

University Press of Kansas

"This provocative debut from Evans traces the Booth legend from its beginning in the weeks following Lincoln's assassination to the appearance of the 'Booth mummy,' the remains of an Oklahoma transient embalmed in 1903 that was destined to be showcased in carnival sideshows across the West....As a mind-teaser this study is worth a read."--Library Journal. "In all the carnival of American culture, surely nothing was more bizarre than the odyssey of the supposed mummy of Lincoln's assassin. Booth is in our memories, and Evans ably demonstrates why we refuse to put him out."--William C. Davis, author of The Cause Lost

LC 2004019564, ISBN 0-7006-1352-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RG


973.741

Daniel, Larry J.

Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865

490 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 13 halftones, 6 maps, preface, bibliog., index, $44.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

Louisiana State University Press

The only complete contemporary study of the Union's strongest army in the western theater, this book is "a superb account of the campaigns and battles of the Army of the Cumberland and of the men who waged them. No one has described the Cumberlanders' role in achieving northern victory as fully and fairly."--Albert Castel, author of Decision in the West. "A book that will long serve as the definitive history of one of the Union's major armies."--Civil War News

LC 200400584, ISBN 0-8071-2931-3

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


973.8

Mencken, H. L. Edited by S. T. Joshi

Mencken's America

xx + 244 pp., 6" x 9", notes, glossary, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2004

Ohio University Press

Long famous as a political, social, and cultural gadfly, journalist and essayist H. L. Mencken was unafraid to speak his mind on controversial topics and to express his views in a deliberately provocative manner. Mencken was prolific; much of his best work lies buried in the newspapers and magazines in which it originally appeared. Mencken's America is a sampling of this uncollected work, arranged to present the wide-ranging treatise on American culture that Mencken himself never wrote.

LC 2003056755, ISBN 0-8214-1531-X (c.), ISBN 0-8214-1532-8 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


973.92

Katzman, Robert A. (Editor)

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

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

March 2004

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

The contributors to this career-spanning assessment of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's career knew him as teacher, scholar, and colleague, and they use their diverse interactions with him to paint a picture of an extraordinary thinker with many areas of intellectual concern: social policy, international relations, public works, race relations, and government secrecy. "A probing, while highly celebratory, compilation of essays about Moynihan from authors in fields as diverse as Moynihan's accomplishments...This Festschrift will admirably serve those who seek to chronicle or perhaps emulate [Moynihan's] career."--Jeffrey O'Connell and Richard F. Bland, Public Interest

LC 2003069162, ISBN 0-8018-7967-1

AASL: G, RG/HS, P


973.921

Lichtman, Robert M. and Ronald D. Cohen

Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era

248 pp., 6" x 9", 18 photos, index, $27.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2004

University of Illinois Press

No issue so possessed the nation in the first half of the 1950s as alleged Communist subversion in the United States. Deadly Farce presents Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx "wise guy" who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy era--until he recanted his testimony. The story of this flamboyant "celebrity informer" illuminates a disturbing time in American history, one with renewed relevance today.

LC 2003011714, ISBN 0-252-02886-4

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RS


973.922

Perry, Barbara A.

Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier

287 pp., 5 1/2" x 9 1/4", 16 photos, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University Press of Kansas

"Free from Camelot idolatry and untainted by revisionist sensationalism, Perry delivers a nuanced and insightful profile of Jacqueline Kennedy's fascinating life, from debutante to first lady to custodian of her husband's legacy. More clearly than ever, we can now appreciate how much she changed the institution of first lady..."--Douglas Brinkley, author of American Heritage History of the United States. "Perry has done a superb job, looking beyond the multitude of myths surrounding one of our most enigmatic First Ladies to reveal not just what she did but how her inner circle worked..."--Betty Boyd Caroli, author of First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Laura Bush

LC 2004006224, ISBN 0-7006-1343-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


973.929

Shields, Todd G., Jeannie M. Whayne, and Donald R. Kelley (Editors) Foreword by David H. Pryor

The Clinton Riddle: Perspectives on The Forty-Second President

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

October 2004

The University of Arkansas Press

This is a groundbreaking assessment of the most controversial president in modern times. Ten distinguished scholars treat such crucial topics as race, women, and minorities; the character issue; foreign policy; and the media. This book provides a unique vantage point on the "Clinton Riddle" that all future studies will need to consider. The contributors are Betty Glad, Ken Bode, David Brady, D. Sunshine Hillygus, Darlene Clark Hine, Randall Woods, Dan Carter, Dorothy McBride Stetson, June Teufel Dreyer, Robert Legvold, and Randy Roberts.

LC 2004012844, ISBN 1-55728-780-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


974.01

Linebaugh, Donald W.

The Man Who Found Thoreau: Roland W. Robbins and the Rise of Historical Archaeology in America

224 pp., 6" x 9", 39 illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2004

University Press of New England

Donald Linebaugh presents a succinct, articulate examination of the work of the pioneering but controversial archaeologist Roland Wells Robbins (1908-1987) and the development of historical archaeology in America. In 1945 the self-taught Robbins discovered the remains of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond which launched his career. Robbins went on to excavate numerous sites, including Strawberry Banke in New Hampshire and Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson's birthplace. With the help of previously unpublished information, the author offers a balanced assessment of Robbins and his place in New England regional history and the history of American historical archaeology.

LC 2004016272, ISBN 1-58465-425-2

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: RS


974.4

Tager, Jack

Massachusetts at a Glance: A User's Guide to the Bay State

336 pp., 6" x 9", 40 illus., $80.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"A valuable source of information about the state that will be used and enjoyed by general readers and scholars alike. The alphabetical entries, the timeline, and the statistical appendix are all entertaining and informative. They illustrate a great deal about the distinctive history of Massachusetts and will provoke many more inquiries by students and interested citizens."--Lawrence W. Kennedy, author of Planning the City upon a Hill: Boston since 1630

LC 2003022002, ISBN 1-55849-439-1 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-440-5 (p.)

AASL: G, RG/HS, P

PLA: G


974.5

Goodwin, George M. and Ellen Smith

The Jews of Rhode Island

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 97 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

University Press of New England

"...The Jews of Rhode Island opens a portal into understanding the fascinating and ongoing story of Jewish existence in the United States. ... George Goodwin provides a personal perspective that substantially enriches the articles and memoirs...that follow. This book is an invaluable addition to the literature on American Jews and Judaism, and it is particularly welcome in this year that marks the 350th anniversary of Jews in America."--Dr. David Ellenson, President Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

LC 2004012149, ISBN 1-58465-424-4

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RG


974.7

Starbuck, David R.

Ranger and Redcoats on the Hudson: Exploring the Past on Rogers Island

168 pp., 7" x 10", 120 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of New England

From 1991 to 1998 archeologist David Starbuck conducted excavations on Rogers Island, a significant military encampment of the French and Indian War. Located in the Hudson River in what is now the town of Fort Edward, Rogers Island was once home to thousands of British "redcoats" as well as hundreds of "rangers"-irregular American colonial fighters. Writing in a lively and accessible style, Starbuck presents his findings while retelling the history of the island and its many inhabitants. Most importantly, Starbuck shows how archeology works to expand our knowledge of one historical time and place.

LC 2004002179, ISBN 1-58465-378-7

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RS


975.502

Billings, Warren M.

Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia

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

November 2004

Louisiana State University Press

"An important book for anyone wishing to understand colonial Virginia on the eve of the four hundredth anniversary of the Jamestown settlement."--Sandra Gioia Treadway, Library of Virginia. Despite his central role in the development of Virginia, Berkeley, governor from 1641 to 1677, has been as misunderstood by historians as he was by his contemporaries, his motives and character a source of contention for three centuries. Billings offers the first full-scale treatment of this influential Englishman's life, revealing the extent to which Berkeley shaped early Virginia and within the wider context of seventeenth-century Anglo-American history.

LC 2004011060, ISBN 0-8071-3012-5

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: not reviewed


976.7

Higgins, Billy

A Stranger and a Sojourner: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas

380 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliographical essay, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

The University of Arkansas Press

This book tells the extraordinary story of Peter Caulder, a free African American settler in the Arkansas Territory. After serving as a rifleman in the war of 1812, Caulder established a community of free-born African Americans in northern Arkansas and was largely accepted by his white neighbors until an 1859 expulsion law forced the community to flee the state and settle in Missouri. To document such a man's life, Higgins has skillfully interwoven oft-neglected primary sources from around the country. Through the information revealed in these materials, a fascinating and groundbreaking account of Caulder, his family, and his community, has emerged.

LC 200400879, ISBN 1-55728-777-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, RG


977.2'79

Pratt, Dorothy O.

Shipshewana: An Indiana Amish Community

232 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 b&w photos, 1 figure, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2004

Indiana University Press/Quarry Books

While most books about the Amish focus on the Pennsylvania settlements or on the religious history of the sect, Shipshewana is a cultural history of one Indiana Amish community and its success in resisting assimilation into the larger culture.

LC 2004007615, ISBN 0-253-34518-9

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RS


977.3

Merriner, James L.

Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and Reform in Chicago, 1833-2003

344 pp., 6" x 9", 18 illus., $29.50 cloth

April 2004

Southern Illinois University Press

"If there is a single theme in this meticulously researched book, it is that 'politicians tended to abuse their power while reformers tended to abuse their own, all while pursuing their own conceptions of self-interest as well as of the common good.' Merriner examines their roles against a backdrop of social history in what he labels 'a blend of anecdotes and analysis, a one-volume overview of a very big story.' He defines corruption as the use of improper political influence for private gain and reform as the effort to prevent such activity...This book is a bit more about corruption than reform, but then so is Chicago..."--Booklist

LC 2003015588, ISBN 0-8093-2571-3

AASL: G, RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


977.4'59

Oomen, Anne-Marie

Pulling Down the Barn: Memories of a Rural Childhood

152 pp., 6" x 9", $18.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Wayne State University Press

"'You can't take the farm out of the girl' is a statement that Anne-Marie Oomen would not only accede to, but has found ways to celebrate in this well-written memoir. She, the writer, has gone beyond her rural roots, but here she pays her loving debts to the people and the natural world that so inform her attractive sensibility."--Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Different Hours

LC 2004006440, ISBN 0-8143-3233-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RS


978.003

Wishart, David J. (Editor)

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

958 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of Nebraska Press (with The Center for Great Plains Studies)

The Great Plains region is a vast expanse of grasslands and includes all or parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. With 1,316 entries contributed by more than one thousand scholars, this groundbreaking reference work captures what is vital and interesting about the Great Plains-from its temperamental climate to its images and icons, its historical character, its folklore, and its politics. Thoroughly illustrated, annotated, and indexed, this remarkable compendium of information and analysis will prove the definitive and indispensable resource on the Great Plains for many years to come.

LC 2003021037, ISBN 0-8032-4787-7

AASL: RG, S/HS

PLA: RG


978.02

Lubet, Steven

Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 35 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

Yale University Press

"The prosecution said that it was first-degree murder, nothing else: the defense said that it was a proper discharge of duties and self-defense. The full truth will never be known, but Lubet (law, Northwestern Univ.) has given us a fascinating account of the legal strategy and maneuvering at the preliminary hearing (it was not a trial) of the Earps and Doc Holliday following the celebrated gunfight at the O.K. Corral....Lay readers as well as specialists will enjoy this well-written and accessible account, which is highly recommended for academic and public libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2004045580, ISBN 0-300-10426-X

AASL: G, RG/HS

PLA: RS


978.22

Erickson, John R.

The Modern Cowboy Second Edition

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 58 photos, bibliog., index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

The University of North Texas Press

What does it take to raise cattle in the 21st century? Ask John Erickson, a cowboy and rancher for decades and creator of the Hank the Cowdog series. He'll tell you what to wear (depending on the weather and task), which gear to use, how to round up and rope cattle, brand them, spot problem animals, repair windmills, mend fences, and take the herd through winter. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide. "Informative, engaging, and clearly the real thing."--Kirkus Reviews (on 1981 edition). "An excellent account of the contemporary cowboy world"--Cowboy Magazine

LC 2003027268, ISBN 1-57441-177-2

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


979.5

West, Lorane A.

Color: Latino Voices in the Pacific Northwest

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

June 2004

Washington State University Press

Based on exchanges the author witnessed through her work as an interpreter and advocate for Spanish-speaking immigrants, her poignant, fictional accounts paint a very real picture of their lives, illuminate cultural differences, and give Americans a glimpse of themselves that may both surprise and challenge.

LC 2004008737, ISBN 0-87422-274-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


979.6'85

Husted, Bette Lynch

Above the Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land

176 pp., 6" x 9", $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Oregon State University Press

As Above the Clearwater explores one family's joys and sorrows on an Idaho homestead--on land taken from the Nez Perce Indian Reservation as a result of the Dawes Act--it illuminates the tangled relationship between the history of a particular place and the history of the families who inhabit that place over time. "Complex, harsh, and tender, never taking the easy way out, this memoir is beautiful in its honesty. I never read anything truer to the Western land and people."--Ursula K. Le Guin

LC 2003019389, ISBN 0-87071-007-9

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


979.7'33

Hicks, Brent A. (Editor)

Marmes Rockshelter: A Final Report on 11,000 Years of Cultural Use

462 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 41 halftones, 5 maps, $65.00 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Washington State University Press

The Marmes Rockshelter is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest, not only due to its 11,000-year record of human use beginning in early Holocene times, but also because of the attention it generated towards American archaeology throughout the Northwest, the nation, and the world. This volume includes a complete analysis and interpretation of all of the available information from the site's rockshelter and floodplain areas and represents the completion of a final report some thirty years after the Marmes site was excavated.

LC 2004004112, ISBN 0-87422-275-3

AASL: RS/P


979.8

Brewster, Karen (Editor)

The Whales, They Give Themselves: Conversations with Harry Brower Sr.

248 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, map, index, $45.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

University of Alaska Press

The Whales, They Give Themselves is an intimate life history of Harry Brower Sr.(1924-1992), an Iñupiaq whaling captain, artisan, and community leader from Barrow, Alaska. In a life that spanned the profound cultural and economic changes of the twentieth century, Brower's knowledge of the natural world made him an essential contributor to the Native and scientific communities of the North. Oral historian Karen Brewster builds upon Harry's stories with photos and cultural and historical background into this innovative and collaborative oral biography.

LC 2003026340, ISBN 1-889963-65-8 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-66-6 (p.)

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: RS


979.8'02

Black, Lydia T.

Russians in Alaska, 1732-1867

344 pp., 7" x 10", 16 color plates, b&w photos, illus., 2 fold-out color maps, index, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

University of Alaska Press

This definitive work presents a comprehensive overview of the Russian presence in Alaska. Drawing on extensive archival research and employing documents only recently made available to scholars, Black shows how Russian expansion was the culmination of centuries of social and economic change. This deluxe volume features fold-out maps and color illustrations of rare paintings and sketches from Russian, American, Japanese, and European sources-many have never before been published. Black was honored as 2004 Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for Russians in Alaska. "[T]he finest survey of [the] topic in English."--Journal of the West

LC 2003024662, ISBN 1-889963-04-6 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-05-4 (p.)

AASL: RG, RS/P

PLA: G


979.8'04

Naske, Claus-M.

Ernest Gruening: Alaska's Greatest Governor

336 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, index, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

University of Alaska Press

In 1939, President Roosevelt appointed Ernest Gruening governor of territorial Alaska. What followed were twenty historic years that changed the face of North America when Alaska became a state in 1959. Using unpublished archival materials, historian Claus-M. Naske reveals the challenges that Gruening faced every day as an activist governor and senator. The life of Ernest Gruening is a personal account of Alaska statehood, as well as a political odyssey through the twentieth century.

LC 2002013127, ISBN 1-889963-34-8 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-35-6 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


980-999 South American and Other History

983.06'5

Stern, Steve J.

Remembering Pinochet's Chile: On the Eve of London 1998

280 pp., 6" x 9", notes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2004

Duke University Press

In 1998, Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London on charges of crimes against humanity. All over the world, but especially in Chile, the shocking arrest thrust the former dictator and the atrocities of his regime back into the public eye. During the two years just before the arrest, Stern had been in Chile collecting oral histories of life under Pinochet as part an investigation into the form and meaning of memories of state-sponsored atrocities. In this compelling work, he hares the recollections of individual Chileans and draws on their stories to provide a framework for understanding memory struggles in history.

LC 2004001308, ISBN 0-8223-3354-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


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