2006 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences

300-329 Social/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 and Military Service

 

390-399 Customs and Folklore

 

   

300-329 Social/Political Science

301

Pálsson, Gísli

Travelling Passions: The Hidden Life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson

360 pp., 6" x 9", 146 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

University Press of New England

Vilhjalmur Stefansson has long been known for his groundbreaking work as an anthropologist and expert on Arctic peoples. But the emotional and private lives of Stefansson the man have remained hidden-until now. In this remarkable first time translation from the best-selling Icelandic-language edition, Pálsson draws a clear, vivid, and in many ways unexpected, picture of the mythical Stefansson, while remaining careful not to apply modern sensibilities to the life and motivations of a man from such a different time.

LC 2005929604, ISBN 1-58465-510-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


302.2

Monaghan, E. Jennifer

Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America

504 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

Monaghan brings to vibrant life the process of learning to read and write in colonial America. "This book fills a significant gap in the scholarship of early America as well as in the scholarship of the history of reading and writing...It will become an essential reference text for any scholar or student of American book history, the history of pedagogy, and the history of literacy."--Patricia Crain, author of The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter

LC 200427600, ISBN 1-55849-486-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


302.23

Riley, Charles A. II

Disability and the Media: Prescriptions for Change

296 pp., 6" x 9", $26.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of New England

Depictions of disability have remained largely unchanged since the 1920s: Focusing on the medical aspect of injury or illness, the disability profile in fact and fiction leads inevitably to an inspiring moment of "overcoming." This cliché plays well with a general audience, but highlights the importance of "fixing" the disability and rendering the "sufferer" as normal as possible, which is offensive to persons with disabilities. Riley argues that with the "discovery" that the community of people with disabilities is a consumer niche; the economic rationale for sophisticated coverage is at hand to find adequate vocabulary to represent the disability community.

LC 2004028282, ISBN 1-584-65473-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


302.6

Orr, David W.

The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror

200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", appendix, bibliog., index, $20.00 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Island Press

The Last Refuge describes the current state of American politics against the backdrop of mounting ecological and social problems, the corrosive influence of money, the corruption of language, and the misuse of terrorism as a political issue.

LC 0973090511, ISBN 1-55963-528-2 (c.), ISBN 1-59726-032-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O, G


303.48

Venet, Wendy Hamand

A Strong-Minded Woman: The Life of Mary Livermore

344 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

"Mary Livermore was a very important historical figure, and one about whom we have forgotten all too much. She played absolutely essential leadership roles in post-Civil War feminism and other reforms, developed a compelling personal ideology of 'female reform,' and became a powerful figure in genteel popular culture. Wendy Hamand Venet speaks enlighteningly to all these crucial aspects of Livermore's public life, and she is equally effective in rendering her subject's private life. Only excellent biographies do this well, and this book meets that standard."--James Brewer Stewart, author of Wendell Phillips: Liberty's Hero

LC 200519234, ISBN 1-55849-514-2 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-513-4 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


303.48'3

Kleinman, Daniel Lee, Abby J. Kinchy, and Jo Handelsman (Editors)

Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 1: From Maize to Menopause

356 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w photos, 12 tables and figures, index, $65.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press

Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from experts in such fields as science, medicine, sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics: Antibiotics and Resistance: the science and the policy debates; Genetically Modified Maize and Gene Flow: the science of genetic modification, protecting genetic diversity, agricultural biotech versus the environment, corporate patents versus farmers' rights; Hormone Replacement Theory and Menopause: history of hormone replacement therapy, medicalization of menopause; Smallpox: historical and medical overview of smallpox, government policies for public health, public resistance vs. cooperation.

LC 2004012829, ISBN 0-299-20390-5 (c.), ISBN 0-299-20394-8 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


303.6

Richards, David A. J.

Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance

320 pp., 6" x 9", index, $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

Masculine codes of honor and dominance often are expressed in acts of violence, including war and terrorism. In Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance, David A. J. Richards examines the lives of five famous men-William Lloyd Garrison, Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr.-who actively resisted violence and presented more humane alternatives to further their causes. Drawing upon psychology, political theory, history, and literature, the author traces a connection between these nonviolent leaders and the maternal figures that profoundly shaped their responses to conflict, often on the basis of an original interpretation of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

LC 2005000333, ISBN 0-8040-1074-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1075-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


304.2

Colten, Craig E.

An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature

264 pp., 6" x 9", 15 halftones, 20 maps, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2005

Louisiana State University Press

Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city." How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the mutual and often contradictory forces of nature and urban development, is the subject of An Unnatural Metropolis. Though all cities must contend with their physical settings, Craig E. Colten demonstrates that New Orleans may be the city most dependent on human-induced transformations of its precarious site.

LC 2004008640, ISBN 0-8071-2977-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


304.2

Turner, Nancy J.

The Earth's Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living

304 pp., 6" x 9", 39 illus., map, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of Washington Press

Ethnobotanist Turner explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and spiritual connection to the natural world that is fundamental to indigenous cultures. Turner has worked with Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest for more than thirty-five years, and generations of her indigenous teachers have given her permission to share their stories and perspectives about the natural world. Their teachings describe a rich variety of methods of harvesting, processing, maintaining, and enhancing natural resources such as trees, medicinal plants, berries, root vegetables, fish, and meat. More than just stories, these narratives underlie a belief system that informs everyday attitudes toward the earth.

LC 2004026122, ISBN 0-295-98474-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


304.6'09

Farley, Reynolds and John Haaga (Editors)

The American People: Census 2000

470 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", bibliog., index, $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"These reports transform the overwhelming volume of diffuse data produced by the decennial census into a treasure trove of information about the American population. The questions asked are important, the standards of evidence and argumentation demanding, and the graphics highly informative. No student of contemporary American society can afford to ignore their lessons."--Samuel H. Preston, University of Pennsylvania

LC 2005050433, ISBN 0-87154-273-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: O, G


305.4'09

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell

Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era

192 pp., 7" x 10", 50 b&w photos, 50 illus., $39.50 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

Columbia University Press

Combining literary and cultural history, this richly illustrated volume brings back to life a remarkable, though frequently overlooked, group of women who transformed British culture and inspired new ways of understanding feminine roles and female sexuality. Now-obscure female astronomers, photographers, sculptors, and mathematicians share these pages with celebrated writers such as Mary Shelley, her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Robinson. This book also makes full use of The New York Public Library's extensive collections, including works and caricatures from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, manuscripts, hand-colored illustrations, drawings, notebooks, albums and early photographs.

LC 2004059267, ISBN 0-231-13630-7

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O


305.5'13

Ortner, Sherry B.

New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58

360 pp., 6" x 9", appendix, notes, works cited, index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2005

Duke University Press

In New Jersey Dreaming, Sherry B. Ortner turns her attention to how social class is lived in the United States and, specifically, within her own peer group. Ortner returns to her Newark roots to present an in-depth look at Weequahic High School's Class of 1958, of which she was a member. Exploring her classmates' recollected experiences of the neighborhood and the high school, she provides an ethnographic chronicle of their journeys from the 1950s into the 1990s, following the movement of a striking number of them from modest working- and middle-class backgrounds into the affluent upper middle and professional/ managerial classes.

LC 2002155153, ISBN 0-8223-3598-0

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


305.6'96

Winston, Hella

Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels

216 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., $23.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

Beacon Press

A surprising and controversial exploration of Hasidic Jews struggling to live within or leave their restrictive communities. "...Winston, a doctoral candidate in sociology at CUNY, unfolds a world-within-a-world, where some young Hasidim sneak televisions into their apartments in garbage bags, change clothes on the subway to frequent bars in Manhattan and blog about their double lives online. She builds fascinating case studies, inviting readers into her interviewees' conflicted, and often painful, lives..."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2005007929, ISBN 0-80707-3626-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


305.8

Alleyne, Mervyn

The Construction and Representation of Race and Ethnicity in the Caribbean

400 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $30.00 paper

March 2005

University of the West Indies Press

The definition and evolution of the categories of race and ethnicity have long been topics of debate among historians and scholars of social anthropology. This book examines how the meanings and values of race and ethnicity have been constructed historically and how they are represented symbolically, with particular focus on the Caribbean. Through a unique approach grounded in linguistic, ethnographic and historic analysis, Alleyne draws on a wide array of evidence and ultimately opposes the widely held notion that racial antagonism against black people is the consequence of New World slavery in the period following the discovery of the Americas in the late fifteenth century.

LC 2004428119, ISBN 976-640-114-4 (c.), ISBN 976-640-179-9 (p.)

PLA: RS


305.8

Simich, Jerry L. and Thomas C. Wright (Editors)

The Peoples of Las Vegas: One City, Many Faces

325 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 19 b&w photos, index, $44.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

University of Nevada Press

Las Vegas is known the world over as an oasis of entertainment in the Nevada desert, but to people of exceptionally varied origins, it is also home. Yet this city is rarely mentioned in studies of ethnicity or immigration, and the rich diversity of its population is largely invisible. In The Peoples of Las Vegas, seventeen scholars profile thirteen of the ethnic groups that make up their city's population. The individual contributors discuss the motivations and processes of each group's migration to Las Vegas. This essay collection provides a provocative look into the vibrant ethnic life that lies just beneath the glittering surface of one of America's most unusual cities.

LC 2004017576, ISBN 0-87417-614-X (c.), ISBN 0-87417-616-6 (p.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS

PLA: S


305.896

Clarke, Erskine

Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic

601 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 25 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Yale University Press

"Epic in the depth and sweep of its scholarship and the force and beauty of its writing...The book grips the reader much as did Gone with the Wind, except in this real-life telling, the slaves' perspectives get full and honest play. So, too, do the tragic ironies of religious masters oppressing slaves and of slaves seizing on their masters' professions of piety to resist oppression. No one else has so deeply probed the everyday worlds that masters and slaves made together. A work of astonishing power; highly recommended."--Library Journal

LC 2005003958, ISBN 0-300-10867-2

AASL: S, RS/HS

PLA: G


305.896

Elgersman Lee, Maureen

Black Bangor: African Americans in a Maine Community, 1880-1950

208 pp., 6" x 9", 36 illus., $60.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

December 2005

University Press of New England

This tightly woven case study examines the African American community in Bangor during its heyday, 1880-1950 and is the first major published study of a Black community in Maine. Organized thematically, Black Bangor's topics include sections on migration, labor, daily life, and community. Elgersman Lee also examines race relations and depictions of Blacks and draws comparisons between the experiences of Bangor's African American population and those of Blacks in other New England cities.

LC 2005015533, ISBN 1-58465-498-8 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-499-6 (p.)

AASL: O, RS/HS

PLA: G


305.896

Kendrick, Stephen and Paul Kendrick

Sarah's Long Walk: How the Free Blacks of Boston and their Struggle for Equality Changed America

320 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $26.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2005

Beacon Press

In the fall of 1848, a five-year-old African American girl named Sarah Roberts walked past five white schools to attend the poor and densely crowded all-black Abiel Smith School on Boston's Beacon Hill. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, decided to sue the city to end this injustice. The historic court case that followed set the stage for over a century of struggle, culminating in 1954 with the unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education. "The authors handle the weighty issue of desegregation with skill; this is a book for historians and humanitarians."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004015085, ISBN 0-8070-5018-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-5019-9 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


305.896

Work, John W., Lewis Wade Jones, and Samuel C. Adams Jr. Edited by Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov

Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942

316 pp., 7" x 10", 14 b&w photos, 160 song transcriptions, bibliog., index, appendix, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Vanderbilt University Press

"...splendid and significant...Work was instrumental in uncovering and giving the work of bluesmen Muddy Waters, Son House, Son Sims, and Willie Brown to the world; every library that owns [Alan Lomax's book The Land Where the Blues Began] should own this one, too. An essential purchase for music collections..."--Library Journal (starred review). "...an important study of black life in rural Mississippi...Work's 160 song transcriptions...form the 100-page centerpiece of this book, and equally illuminating are insightful essays...on plantation folklore and traditions, already fading at that time as urban influences permeated the Mississippi Delta."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004029428, ISBN 0-8265-1485-5

AASL: O, S, RG/HS

PLA: S


305.897

Valaskakis, Gail

Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture

304 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photos, index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Valaskakis uses a cultural studies approach to offer a unique perspective on Native political struggle and cultural conflict in both Canada and the United States. She reflects on treaty rights and traditionalism, media warriors, Indian princesses, powwow, museums, art, and nationhood. "A welcomed contribution to contemporary Native studies shelves and recommended reading for individuals of all backgrounds striving to better understand the Native American experience."--The Native American Shelf

ISBN 0-88920-479-9

PLA: G


306.074

Kahn, Miriam and Eric Younger

Pacific Voices: Keeping Our Cultures Alive

200 pp., 8 1/2" x 10", 185 illus. (90 in color), bibliog., map, index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

December 2005

University of Washington Press

Based on a permanent exhibit at the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture that brought together members of Washington State's Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American communities, Pacific Voices explores sources of cultural identity: objects, rituals, ceremonies, and traditions that both anchor and showcase the ways of life of the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim. Each of the seventeen chapters highlights a unique cultural object, such as a Vietnamese incense burner or a Coast Salish river canoe, and tells a story that provides fresh perspective on the multicultural world in which we live.

LC 2005013311, ISBN 0-295-98550-X

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: O


306.097

Mormino, Gary R.

Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida

448 pp., 6" x 9", 52 b&w and 6 color photos, 4 maps, 9 tables, notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth

June 2005

University Press of Florida

Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams attempts to understand the firestorm of change that erupted into modern Florida by examining the great social, cultural, and economic forces driving its transformation. "Explores the daring, heroic, complex, ever-changing, sometimes humdrum, sometimes crooked people and events that created today's Gold Coast, Space Coast, Tampa Bay, Redneck Riviera and, of course, Disney World. Mormino tells a good story, no small achievement in light of the complex historical and current material he blends in providing Floridians a panorama of how our Florida came into being."--South Florida Sun Sentinel

LC 2005042226, ISBN 0-813-02818-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


306.2'01

Katznelson, Ira and Barry R. Weingast (Editors)

Preferences and Situations: Points of Intersection between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalism

352 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"In Preferences and Situations Ira Katznelson and Barry R. Weingast assemble a top group of scholars to address a central question in the social sciences: how does social context influence preferences? The provocative intuition that drives this volume is that fruitful answers can be produced by fostering an engagement between two approaches that are often considered at odds with one another-historical and rational choice institutionalism. The results are quite impressive...this volume provide[s] a useful framework for future research that highlights the complementary strengths of the two approaches."--Jack Knight, Washington University

LC 2005048997, ISBN 0-87154-441-5

PLA: G


306.209

Boyte, Harry C.

Everyday Politics: Reconnecting Citizens and Public Life

264 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Drawing on concrete examples of successful public work projects accomplished by diverse groups of people across the nation, Boyte demonstrates how citizens can master essential political skills, such as understanding issues in public terms, mapping complex issues of institutional power to create alliances, raising funds, communicating, and negotiating across lines of difference. He describes how these skills can be used to address the larger challenges of our time, thereby advancing a renewed vision of democratic society and freedom in the twenty-first century.

LC 2004041297, ISBN 0-8122-3814-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1931-7 (p.)

AASL: G/PG/P

PLA: not reviewed


306.3

Genovese, Eugene and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview

824 pp., 9 1/4" x 6 1/4", 4-color jacket, $75.00 cloth, $31.99 paper, CIP included

October 2005

Cambridge University Press

The Mind of the Master Class tells of America's greatest historical tragedy. A great many of the slaveholding men and women were intelligent, honorable, and pious; yet, these very people, admirable in so many ways, presided over a social system that proved itself an enormity and inflicted horrors on their slaves. Even now, there is much to be learned from their moral and political reflections on their times-and ours.

LC 2005047136, ISBN 0-521-85065-7 (c.), ISBN 0-521-61562-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


306.3'62

Bailey, Anne C.

African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and Shame

304 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $26.00 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

February 2005

Beacon Press

The story of the Atlantic slave trade has largely been filtered through the records of white Europeans, but in this watershed book, Anne C. Bailey focuses on memories of the trade from the African perspective. African chiefs and other elders in an area of southeastern Ghana once famously called "the Old Slave Coast" share stories that reveal that Africans were both traders and victims of the trade. Though Africans were not equal partners with Europeans, their involvement had devastating consequences on their history and sense of identity.

LC 2004015082, ISBN 0-8070-5512-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-5513-1 (p.)

PLA: G


306.3'62

Carretta, Vincent

Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 b&w photos, 7 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Georgia Press

This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-97), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. "A bold, daring, and meticulously researched re-creation of the life and times of the founding father of both the African and the African American literary traditions."--Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University. "This book will be the authoritative source about Equiano's life for many years to come."--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

LC 2005011898, ISBN 0-8203-2571-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


306.4'7

Fox, William L.

In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle

208 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University of Nevada Press

Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds through its collective ability to fantasize our deepest desires, which in a consumer society means vast wealth and the excesses of pleasure. In this context, Fox examines how Las Vegas's culture of spectacle has obscured the boundaries between high art and entertainment extravaganza, nature and fantasy, for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. Given that Las Vegas has been shown to be the harbinger of national cultural trends, Fox's commentary may offer prescient insight into the future of the arts in America, as well as a new understanding of the role that public institutions like museums and zoos play in our lives.

LC 2005007131, ISBN 0-87417-563-1

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


306.43'2

Hedges, Larry V. and Barbara Schneider (Editors)

The Social Organization of Schooling

384 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

The Social Organization of Schooling provides a new framework for understanding and analyzing America's schools and the many challenges they face. Employing a variety of analytical methods, editors Larry Hedges and Barbara Schneider, along with a team of researchers from the fields of education, organizational theory, and sociology, provide a sound understanding of the social mechanisms at work in our educational system and bring a fresh perspective to the many ongoing debates in education policy. This important volume is essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of America's children.

LC 2004061462, ISBN 0-87154-340-0

PLA: G


306.74'3

Dorais, Michel

Rent Boys: The World of Male Sex Workers

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

April 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Rent Boys paints a vivid picture of the men who service men in an urban Western context. Using interviews with forty young male sex workers, Michel Dorais analyses their differences in terms of self-esteem, control over their lives, relations to their clients, and risk of HIV infection. He insightfully and usefully breaks down male sex workers into four different types: outcasts whose drug addiction and prostitution go hand-in-hand; part-timers for whom prostitution is an occasional means to make money; insiders for whom the world of prostitution has become a "family"; and liberationists whose prostitution helps them actualize themselves.

C20059011874, ISBN 0-7735-2902-0 (c.), ISBN 0-7735-2903-9 (p.)

PLA: G


306.76'6

Krieger, Susan

Things No Longer There: A Memoir of Losing Sight and Finding Vision

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

May 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

In a collection of personal stories about a struggle toward enlightenment while losing her eyesight, lesbian author Susan Krieger takes us on a series of adventures in vision, as she goes birdwatching before sunrise in the desert, learns to walk with a white cane, revisits an old love, returns to a summer camp of her youth, and reflects on the nature of blindness and sight. Krieger's touching memoir explores the ways that outer landscapes may change and sight may be lost, but inner visions persist-jarring the senses with a very different picture than what appears before the eyes.

LC 2004024546, ISBN 0-299-20864-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


307.3

Suisman, Doug, et al.

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State

106 pp., 7" x 11 3/4", $32.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

RAND

Building from recommendations outlined in its companion volume, Building a Successful Palestinian State, this work presents a detailed vision for the urban design of Palestine. With striking visual images, the authors illustrate their plan for the new state's infrastructure featuring a modern, high-speed transportation system, and other infrastructure including water, energy, roads, and a park system-designed to accommodate population growth in Palestine by linking current urban centers to new neighborhoods via new linear transportation arteries that support commercial and residential development. The book includes a DVD with multimedia presentation in English and Arabic. Winner of the 2005 Next LA Honor Award, presented by the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles.

LC 2005005999, ISBN 0-8330-3770-6

PLA: S


307.76

Ruble, Blair A.

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

286 pp., 6" x 9", index, $48.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press

Blair A. Ruble examines three cities, now receiving large numbers of new immigrants that have long histories of division into just two communities of language and race: Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. "The growing presence of individuals who do not fit into long-standing group boundaries fundamentally alters the social, cultural, and political contours of traditionally bifurcated metropolitan regions," writes Ruble. "How does that presence change perceptions and institutions?" Creating Diversity Capital approaches this topic in terms of how the new immigrants live, work, and go to school and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.

LC 2005022601, ISBN 0-8018-8300-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8018-8301-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


320.52

Critchlow, Donald T.

Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade

438 pp., 6" x 9", 24 halftones, 1 table, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Princeton University Press

"[This] new political biography...follows Schlafly from her birth to the present day-at eighty-one, she is still putting out the Report. Critchlow, a history professor at Saint Louis University, argues for the exemplarity of Schlafly's life, which, he claims, parallels the rise of American conservatism."--Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker. "Donald Critchlow uses the career of the woman feminists love to hate as a lens through which to examine the neglected history of grassroots conservatism in postwar America. Critchlow combines scholarly rigor with fine prose to produce the best book ever written on this subject."--Bracy Bersnak, The American Spectator

LC 2004062469, ISBN 0-691-07002-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


320.956

Leverett, Flynt

Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

286 pp., 6" x 9", photos, maps, appendixes, bibliographic references, endnotes, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

Brookings Institution Press

Syria, while occupying an important strategic position in the Middle East, has long been a paradox for U.S. policymakers. With Inheriting Syria, Flynt Leverett begins to unravel the mystery by providing a detailed analytic portrait of the Syrian regime under the leadership of the Asad dynasty. "Leverett offers an incisive analysis of how Hafez Asad operated and what motives underlay his endless maneuvering and calculation."--The Washington Post Book World. "Leverett parts the veil to show us the complex workings of this state sponsor of terror, possessor of WMD, and important player in determining the future of the Middle East."--Richard A. Clarke, former National Coordinator for Counterterrorism

LC 2005006453, ISBN 0-8157-5204-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


321.02

Griffiths, Ann L. (Editor) and Karl Nerenberg

Handbook of Federal Countries, 2005

488 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $65.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

For more than two centuries federalism has provided an example of how people can live together even as they maintain their diversity. The Handbook of Federal Countries, 2005 continues the tradition started by the 2002 edition, updating and building on the work of Ronald Watts and Daniel Elazar in providing a comparative examination of countries with federal tendencies. Unique in its timely scope and depth, this volume reflects on the importance of the federal idea in the contemporary world and provides an excellent introduction to federalism.

C20049048023, ISBN 0-7735-2881-1

AASL: G/HS

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322.1'09

Oldmixon, Elizabeth Anne

Uncompromising Positions: God, Sex, and the U.S. House of Representatives

244 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", notes, bibliog., references, index, $44.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2005

Georgetown University Press

"Through the introduction of the idea of 'moral' or 'moralist' legislation and her examination of such legislation, Elizabeth Oldmixon offers new insight into how a legislature deals with moral issues year-in and year-out, over time and over several issues. Her book represents a signal contribution to the study of Congress and the legislative process that will be of interest to specialists as well as scholars with a special interest in the field."--Douglas Koopman, professor of Political Science, Calvin College

LC 2005008370, ISBN 1-58901-072-8 (c.), ISBN 1-58901-071-X (p.)

AASL: G/HS

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323.09

Landman, Todd

Protecting Human Rights: A Comparative Study

231 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", appendix, notes, bibliog., references, index, $54.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

Georgetown University Press

In Protecting Human Rights, Todd Landman provides a unique quantitative analysis of the marked gap between the principle and practice of human rights. Applying theories and methods from the fields of international law, international relations, and comparative politics, Landman examines data from 193 countries over 25 years (1976-2000) to assess the growth of the international human rights regime, the effect of law on actual protection, and global variation in human rights norms.

LC 2005008368, ISBN 1-58901-064-7 (c.), ISBN 1-58901-063-9 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


323.119

Berg, Manfred

"The Ticket to Freedom": The NAACP and the Struggle for Black Political Integration

416 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth

June 2005

University Press of Florida

After many years of neglect and misplaced criticism by contemporary activists, historians, and the media, Manfred Berg restores the NAACP to its rightful place at the heart of the civil rights movement. Where others have dismissed the NAACP's goals and methods as half-hearted, ineffective, and irrelevant, Berg challenges the legalistic and bureaucratic image of the NAACP and reveals a resourceful, dynamic, and politically astute organization that did much to open up the electoral process to greater black participation. "A first-rate contribution to the study of civil rights. A thorough, clearly written, and meticulously researched analysis"--David Goldfield, UNC Charlotte

LC 2005042246, ISBN 0-8130-2832-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


323.119

Weber, David J.

Bárbaros: Spaniards and their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment

466 pp., 7" x 10", 41 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

Yale University Press

This landmark book explores how Spain attempted to come to terms with the native peoples of the Americas in the late eighteenth century. "A stunning book that will be read for generations and lauded for its awesome research, judicious analysis, and graceful prose."--James Schofield Saeger, Lehigh University

LC 2004030553, ISBN 0-300-10501-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


323.173

Nyugen, Tram Foreword by Edwidge Danticat

We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11

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

September 2005

Beacon Press

In an ironic reversal of the American dream, a staggering 20,000 members of the immigrant community of Midwood, Brooklyn (known as Little Pakistan), voluntarily left the United States after 9/11. Tram Nguyen, Executive Editor of ColorLines magazine, reveals the human cost of the domestic war on terror and examines the impact of post-9/11 policies on people targeted because of immigration status, nationality, race, and religion. Nguyen's evocative narrative reporting-about the families, detainees, local leaders, community advocates, and others living on the front lines-tells the stories of people who witnessed and experienced firsthand the unjust detainment or deportation of family members, friends, and neighbors.

LC 2005011579, ISBN 0-80700-461-8

AASL: G/HS

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323.4'9

Bilbija, Ksenija, Jo Ellen Fair, Cynthia E. Milton, and Leigh A. Payne (Editors)

The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule

148 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 245 color and 87 b&w illus., $60.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press

People who have lived through authoritarian rule have stories to tell. They want to tell their truths: truths that have been silenced, truths that have been censored, truths that are still uncomfortable. But how do individuals begin to speak about a political past that was too horrible for words? This generously illustrated volume examines the art of truth-telling and the creation of stories, accounts, images, songs, street theater, paintings, urban designs, and ideas that pay witness to authoritarian pasts. This comprehensive collection includes contributions by scholars, activists, and artists from around the world.

LC 2005001338, ISBN 0-299-20900-8 (c.), ISBN 0-299-20904-0 (p.)

PLA: S


323.42

Jacobs, Lawrence R. and Theda Skocpol (Editors)

Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn

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

August 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"The research is thorough, the pedigree of the authors impeccable, the conclusions compelling. The book offers a blueprint for future scholarship. There are no easy answers in the realms of political reforms and social policy. But this lively and penetrating volume makes it clear that the problems are neither exaggerated nor trivial, and should command the attention and focus of policymakers, pundits, journalists, students, and scholars alike."--Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

LC 2005042897, ISBN 0-87154-413-X

AASL: G/HS

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323.44

Smith, Huston Edited by Phil Cousineau

A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom

253 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w photos, bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2005

University of California Press

"Smith, renowned authority on world religions, accompanied a delegation of Native American religious leaders to the World Parliament of Religions in Cape Town, South Africa. These delegates contended that understanding the world's religions was impossible without considering the indigenous religions of the New World...Smith interviewed Native American leaders ranging from the well-known to the less widely recognized. The remarkable conversations contain the common thread that Native Americans follow a spiritual path that imbues their entire lives, encompassing art, morality and literature."--Publishers Weekly (starred review). "A valuable and insightful book about a too-long-overlooked topic."--Bonnie Raitt

LC 2005005290, ISBN 0-520-24439-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


323.6'09

Renshon, Stanley Allen

The 50% American: Immigration and National Identity in an Age of Terror

273 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", appendix, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Georgetown University Press

In The 50% American, political psychologist Stanley Renshon offers unique insight into the political and national ramifications of personal loyalties. Arguing that the glue that binds this country together is a psychological force-patriotism-he explains why powerful emotional attachments are critical to American civic process and how they make possible united action in times of crisis. Comprehensive in scope, this book examines recent immigration trends, tracing the assimilation process that immigrants to the United States undergo and describing how federal, state, and local governments have dealt with volatile issues such as language requirements, voting rights, and schooling.

LC 2005008371, ISBN 1-58901-067-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


323.6'5

Ellis, Richard J.

To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance

308 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 12 photos, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of Kansas

"...While the Pledge of Allegiance is second nature to many of us, Ellis's [sociohistorical] study reveals it to be the ultimate American paradox: a poem intended to unite the people instead has shown us to be a nation sharply divided over our own self-image. Recommended as a timely purchase."--Library Journal. "Ellis's examination of the social history of the Pledge is well-rounded...A readable and well-researched account of the far from obvious history of the American Pledge of Allegiance."--Academia. "Should be on the shelves of any high school or public library strong in American history."--The Midwest Book Review

LC 2004023110, ISBN 0-7006-1372-2

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324

Ellis, Faron

The Limits of Participation: Members and Leaders in Canada's Reform Party

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

October 2005

University of Calgary Press

The Limits of Participation is the only book-length analysis of Reform Party activists and early members. Outlining key stages in party evolution, such as the recruitment of activists into the party, this is the first comprehensive history of Reform Party development. This is a detailed study of the grassroots phenomenon that was the Reform Party and is the only systematic analysis of its evolving constitutional and organizational efforts. The Limits of Participation is a fascinating glimpse of a political party attempting to bridge the participatory demands of its members and the strategic plans of its leaders in a bid to secure national political power.

LC 2005472930, ISBN 1-55238-156-0

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


324.973

deHaven-Smith, Lance

The Battle for Florida: An Annotated Compendium of Materials from the 2000 Presidential Election

356 pp., 6" x 9", 7 tables, 5 appendixes, bibliog., $75.00 cloth

May 2005

University Press of Florida

The Battle for Florida combines an analysis of the disputed 2000 presidential election with a broad array of supporting materials, including legal documents and transcripts, government reports, state and federal legislation, and more. Drawing on classical political philosophy and modern democratic theory, deHaven-Smith traces the election breakdown to partisanship in the system of election administration, flaws in the U.S. Constitution, and weaknesses in the nation's civic culture. His account provides a closely documented analysis of what happened in Florida and a discussion of critical importance to public officials, election activists, scholars of the presidency, and students of African-American and minority politics.

LC 2005040798, ISBN 0-8130-2819-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


327

Smith, Hazel

Hungry for Peace: International Security, Humanitarian Assistance, and Social Change in North Korea

368 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper

November 2005

United States Institute of Peace Press

Drawing on impressive scholarship and extensive firsthand knowledge of humanitarian relief efforts in North Korea, Hazel Smith provides an eye-opening account of the famine that devastated the country in the 1990s and of the international rescue program that Pyongyang requested and received. She makes a compelling argument that the regime has been prodded into accepting some international norms, allowed markets to develop, and has included some human security concerns alongside military-political interests in its negotiations with the West.

LC 2005936704, ISBN 1-929223-59-5 (c.), ISBN 1-929223-58-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


327.029

Nashel, Jonathan

Edward Lansdale's Cold War (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)

320 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

"The strength of Nashel's work is the complexity of his Lansdale profile. Not a standard biography, it seeks to assess Lansdale's career and image in relationship to the events and culture of the Cold War. In addition to attracting scholars in the fields of foreign relations, American studies, cultural history, and Vietnam War history, it will appeal to many general readers of modern U.S. history and biography."--Christian G. Appy, author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides

LC 2002510630, ISBN 1-55849-452-9 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-464-2 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


327.73

Kelley, Donald

Divided Power: The Presidency, Congress, and the Formation of American Foreign Policy

224 pp., 6" x 9", index, $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

Divided Power is a collection of eight original essays written for the Fulbright Institute of International Relations that focuses on timely yet unanswerable questions about the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in the formation of American foreign policy.

LC 2005009287, ISBN 1-55728-798-8 (c.), ISBN 1-55728-804-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


328.73

Mara, Melina

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate

144 pp., 9 3/4" x 8", 51 duotones, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

University of Texas Press

A compelling photographic record of the fourteen female senators who are changing the balance of power in America's most prestigious governing body.

LC 2005007628, ISBN 0-292-70975-7

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G

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330-339 Economics

330.12'2

Bogle, John C.

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

260 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

"Anyone who cares about American business ought to be concerned about the dire warnings in the latest book by John C. Bogle...Bogle, a lifelong Republican, founded the Vanguard Group, the second-biggest mutual fund company. But that doesn't make him a corporate apologist...Bogle's been proved right so often, it would be foolhardy to bet against him."--Kim Clark, U.S. News & World Report

LC 2005013193, ISBN 0-300-10990-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


330.973

Hughes, Kent H.

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of American Economic Competitiveness

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

April 2005

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Collaboration between the public and private sectors helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today, according to a key participant in the 1980s-1990s competitiveness movement. In Building the Next American Century, Kent H. Hughes describes that movement, beginning with the conditions that stimulated it: stagflation in the early 1970s, declines in manufactured exports, and challenges from German and Japanese manufacturers.

LC 2004022446, ISBN 0-8018-8204-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8018-8203-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


330.973

Perlmann, Joel

Italians Then, Mexicans Now: Immigrant Origins and Second-Generation Progress, 1890 to 2000

208 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"Will today's Mexican immigrants and their children follow the paths of the Italians and Poles of a century ago in moving up the economic ladder? Joel Perlmann's carefully drawn analysis tackles this much-debated question through a detailed and thoughtfully argued comparison of the Mexican second generation of today and the European second generation of the past."--Nancy Foner, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

LC 2005048999, ISBN 0-87154-662-0

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


331.12'7

Andersson, Fredrik, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane

Moving Up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market?

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

January 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

For over a decade, policy makers have emphasized work as the best means to escape poverty. However, millions of working Americans still fall below the poverty line. Though many of these "working poor" remain mired in poverty for long periods, some eventually climb their way up the earnings ladder. In Moving Up or Moving On, Fredrik Andersson, Harry Holzer, and Julia Lane show that the low-wage labor market is not necessarily a dead end, that low-wage workers can achieve upward mobility, and how public policy can facilitate the process.

LC 2004051081, ISBN 0-87154-057-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


331.2'04

Barnes, H. Lee

Dummy Up and Deal: Inside the Culture of Casino Dealing

176 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University of Nevada Press

A gaming insider reveals the dark side of casino life from the perspective of the dealers. "He charges you with the four horsemen of desperation, degradation, dehumanization and despair. This book is a must-read not only for anyone interested in the casino industry or the culture of the city known as 'Lost Wages,' but also for anyone interested in humanity. You will find some of mankind's best and a lot of its worst in these pages."--Las Vegas Magazine

LC 20022004785, ISBN 0-87417-506-2 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-622-0 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


331.6'27

Zúñiga, Víctor and Rubén Hernández-León (Editors)

New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States

320 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"The hundred year history of Mexican migration to the United States has involved many twists and turns, but perhaps none quite so unexpected as the development of new migrant destinations, in virtually every part of the United States, and most notably, in communities where immigrants-whether from Mexico or elsewhere-have never been a presence before. Víctor Zúñiga and Rubén Hernández-León have produced a carefully-focused collection of interdisciplinary essays, one that provides the essential background for understanding the newest phase of Mexican migration."--Roger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles

LC 2004058801, ISBN 0-87154-988-3

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


331.88

Minchin, Timothy J.

Fighting Against the Odds: A History of Southern Labor since World War II

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

February 2005

University Press of Florida

Drawing on a broad knowledge of primary sources and his own extensive archive of more than 200 interviews with southern workers, Minchin offers an overview of the past 70 years of southern labor history in combination with a lively sense of the human experience. For all historians, students, and general readers interested in contemporary American events, this work offers a readable and much-needed discussion of modern southern labor history. "A long overdue survey of southern U.S. labor history since WW II...This book is an important starting point for understanding post-WW II labor issues."--Choice

LC 2004054194, ISBN 0-8130-2790-X (c.), ISBN 0-8130-2979-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


332.3

Black, William K.

The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry

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

April 2005

University of Texas Press

An expert insider's account of how financial super predators brought down an industry by massive accounting fraud.

LC 2004021232, ISBN 0-292-70638-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


332.63

Shiller, Robert J.

Irrational Exuberance: Second Edition

344 pp., 6" x 9", 9 line illus., 4 tables, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

Princeton University Press

"The second edition's new component...is Shiller's exploration of how market psychology has responded to the ensuing five years of retrenchment...Shiller expands his focus to include the booming real estate market where he sees another speculative bubble building."--Library Journal. "Robert Shiller, who correctly called the stock bubble in his book Irrational Exuberance has added an ominous analysis of the housing market to the new edition, and says the housing bubble 'may be the biggest bubble in U.S. history.' "--Paul Krugman, The New York Times

LC 2004024789, 0-691-12335-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.72

DeVoto, Bernard Edited by Edward K. Muller

DeVoto's West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good

312 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $44.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

Social commentator and preeminent western historian Bernard DeVoto vigorously defended public lands in the West against commercial interests. By the time of his death in 1955, DeVoto had published criticism, history, and fiction, and had won both the Pulitzer and the Bancroft prizes. "DeVoto's West showcases the complexity, depth, and breadth of DeVoto's thinking and how he addressed the plundering of resources by absentee eastern corporations, westerners' conflicted relationship with the forces of exploitation, and the degradation of the national parks. "Every dedicated environmentalist should read this book. It contains a crucial chapter of our history."--Stewart Udall

LC 2004028391, ISBN 0-8040-1072-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1073-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: RG


333.72

Harvey, Mark

Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act

328 pp., 6" x 9", 22 photos, notes, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Washington Press

As a central figure in the American wilderness preservation movement in the mid-twentieth century, Howard Zahniser (1906-1964) was the person most responsible for the landmark Wilderness Act of 1964. Zahniser worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey (a precursor to the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the Department of the Interior, wrote for Nature magazine, and eventually managed the Wilderness Society and edited its magazine. The culmination of his wilderness writing and political lobbying was the Wilderness Act of 1964. This deeply researched and affectionate portrait brings to life this great leader of environmental activism.

LC 2005007627, ISBN 0-295-98532-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.72

Murphy, Priscilla Coit

What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring

288 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

"A highly readable and often illuminating history of the writing and aftermath of Rachel Carson's masterpiece affirms the unique place of the book as an agent of change, and raises timely questions about science, the media, and the right to know."--Orion Journal. "A quick read and not at all ponderous, so I recommend it not only to scholars in book history and mass communications, but also to anyone interested in the influence of the media and in Silent Spring itself. A marvelous addition to mass communications and book history classes."--Beth Luey, author of Handbook for Academic Authors

LC 200419704, ISBN 1-55849-476-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


333.72

Neil, J. M.

To the White Clouds: Idaho's Conservation Saga, 1900-1970

232 pp., 6" x 9", index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

Washington State University Press

This fascinating chronicle recounts seven decades of Idaho conservation history, including how the state came to be home to six wilderness areas encompassing approximately four million acres of rugged, unspoiled backcountry, and concluding with the explosive confrontation over the White Clouds in 1970, an issue that indelibly altered the future of Idaho politics.

LC 2004020796, ISBN 0-87422-276-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RS


333.73

Babbitt, Bruce

Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America

256 pp., 6" x 9", index, $25.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Island Press/Shearwater Books

In this brilliantly, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought-and fresh air-to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.

LC 2005017198, ISBN 1-55963-093-0

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


333.79

Kalicki, Jan and David L. Goldwyn

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

634 pp., 6" x 9", index, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press

For more than a century, energy and its procurement have been central to the U.S. position as a world power. How can U.S. relations with established producer nations ensure the stability of energy supplies? How can non-OPEC resources best be brought to the international marketplace? Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn bring together the topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to examine these issues, as well as how the U.S. can mitigate the risks and dangers of continued energy dependence through a new strategic approach to foreign policy that integrates both U.S. energy and national security interests.

LC 2005006082, ISBN 0-8018-8278-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8018-8279-6 (p.)

AASL: G/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", figures, bibliog., index, $25.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Island Press

The Hype about Hydrogen offers a hype-free explanation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, takes a hard look at the practical difficulties of transitioning to a hydrogen economy, and reveals why, given increasingly strong evidence of the gravity of climate change, neither government policy nor business investment should be based on the belief that hydrogen cars will have meaningful commercial success in the near or medium term.

LC 2003021418, ISBN 1-55963-703-X (c.), ISBN 1-55963-704-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


333.91

Knapp, Bevil and Mike Dunne

America's Wetland: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast

144 pp., 11 1/2" x 10", 140 color illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

Louisiana State University Press

Award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp and veteran reporter Mike Dunne sound the clarion call of the catastrophic effects of Louisiana's vanishing coastline not just for Louisiana but for the nation and world. With hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastating Louisiana's coastline in 2005, the ramifications of the depletion of the state's wetlands are startlingly evident. Scientists have proven that every 2.7 miles of wetlands reduces storm surge-the bulge of water pushed inland by a storm-by one foot. Since 1932, Louisiana has lost 1,900 square miles of this vital hurricane buffer, an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware.

LC 2005009329, ISBN 0-8071-3115-6

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G


333.95'9

Johnson, Tora

Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen

312 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illus., 13 maps, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth

March 2005

University Press of Florida

Entanglements explores the clash of cultures and personalities among fishermen, scientists, and whale advocates struggling to save both the endangered North Atlantic right whale and the livelihoods of thousands of Atlantic coastal families. Johnson's thoughtful discussion of the plight of fishermen and whales and of the frustrations between fishing communities and conservationists presents an authentic microcosm of the global conflict between human demands on the environment and nature's finite capacity for supporting those demands. "Without pointing fingers or laying blame, Tora Johnson explores every angle of the issue in this compelling book."--Wildlife Conservation

LC 2004058125, ISBN 0-8130-2797-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


338.2'72

Randall, Stephen J.

United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I: For Profits and Security Second Edition

432 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Through market excesses and shortages, complicated by periodic anxiety over the exhaustion of fossil fuel sources, balancing the international quest for oil with reduction of dependence on foreign oil has been a persistent but elusive goal for U.S. governments. United States Foreign Oil Policy Since World War I offers a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of American global oil policy from the administration of Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush's current regime.

C20059001496, ISBN 0-7735-2922-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


338.4

Engell, James and Anthony Dangerfield

Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money

287 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", annotated bibliog., index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

The University of Virginia Press

In their comprehensive analysis of admission practices, institutional rankings, salaries, hiring practices, scholarships, student attitudes, tuition costs, research programs, library budgets, and class barriers, Engell and Dangerfield expose the major changes that the Age of Money has wrought in higher education while also offering a practical method of understanding and prioritizing the various elements involved in choosing the right school. Focusing on liberal arts and sciences colleges, private research universities, and flagship public institutions, the authors provide an explicit and coherent model of what an academic institution should offer, while encouraging individual institutions to retain their unique identities.

LC 200402133, ISBN 0-8139-2331-X

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


338.4

Szymanski, Stefan and Andrew Zimbalist

National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer

263 pp., 6" x 9", photos, bibliographic references, endnotes, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Brookings Institution Press

Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2005, National Pastime is the story of two great sports-America's game and the world's game. "The authors show us that [baseball and soccer] have more in common than their audience base would suggest, in terms of both business and culture...This worthy sports business book is recommended for most public libraries."--Library Journal. "[This] book has...many strengths, not least of them keen insights and a readable stern-to-stern account of similarities and differences in the evolution, structures, and problems with arguably the globe's two most important sports... Essential."--Choice

LC 2005001160, ISBN 0-8157-8258-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


338.477

McCarthy, Kevin F., et al.

A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges of a New Era

150 pp., 7" x 10", $20.00 paper, CIP included

August 2005

RAND

The authors illustrate that in addition to popular special exhibits, well paid superstar artists, flourishing university visual arts programs, and a global expansion of collectors, developments in the visual arts also tell a story of rapid, even seismic change, systemic imbalances, and dislocation. Using the performing arts as a comparison, this book shows that the visual arts appear better suited to the changing consumption and life styles of American consumers. Third in a series that examines the state of the arts in America, earlier books in this series include The Performing Arts in a New Era and From Celluloid to Cyberspace: The Media Arts and the Changing Arts World.

LC 2005008592, ISBN 0-8330-3793-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


338.7'61

Price, Robert M.

The Eye for Innovation: Recognizing Possibilities and Managing the Creative Enterprise

329 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 b&w illus., index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Yale University Press

In this essential guide for managers of organizations large or small, Robert M. Price draws on his many years as a pioneer in the computer industry to reveal seven principles of innovation. He shows that innovation is synonymous with problem solving, and that people at every level of an organization can learn to develop more imaginative solutions. "Bob Price eloquently tells a story of innovation and entrepreneurial leadership in the competitive environment of technology."--Lee Iacocca

LC 2005013218, ISBN 0-300-10877-X

AASL: G/P

PLA: G

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340-349 Law

340.02

Galanter, Marc

Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

448 pp., 7" x 10", 57 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press

What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Drawing on representations of law and lawyers in the mass media, political discourse, and public opinion surveys, Galanter explores the tensions between Americans' deep-seated belief in the law and their ambivalence about lawyers.

LC 2005005443, ISBN 0-299-21350-1

AASL: O/P

PLA: S


340.023

Litowitz, Douglas

The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L

159 pp., 6" x 9", index, $32.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

The University of Akron Press

Through ignorance and greed, the legal profession has designed a complicated system of education, licensing, and practice that drives young lawyers into fear, alienation, and self-hatred. The author of this book-a law professor and practicing attorney-argues that young lawyers face a series of institutional absurdities built into the fabric of law school, the bar exam, and law firm practice. The current system is churning out disaffected and bitter lawyers. This book shows how these struggles can be reversed through massive structural change and is the first step toward diagnosis and treatment of the specific problems facing young lawyers.

LC 2004030053, ISBN 1-931968-26-8 (c.), ISBN 1-931968-31-4 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


340.092

Mirandé, Alfredo

The Stanford Law Chronicles: Doin' Time on the Farm

280 pp., 6" x 9", $65.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2005

University of Notre Dame Press

In the midst of a long and distinguished academic career, Alfredo Mirandé left his position as professor of sociology and chair of ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside, to attend law school at Stanford University. This book is both an extraordinary chronicle of the events in his life that led him to make this dramatic change and a comprehensive, first-person account of the law school experience, written by a person of color. Mirandé delivers a powerful and moving critique of the obstacles he encountered and of systematic attempts to strip him of his identity and culture.

LC 2005021972, ISBN 0-268-02283-6 (c.), ISBN 0-268-02284-4 (p.)

PLA: G


340.115

Darrow, Clarence Edited by S. T. Joshi

Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society

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

August 2005

Ohio University Press

Collects for the first time Ohio native Clarence Darrow's thought on his three main preoccupations, revealing a carefully conceived philosophy expressed with delightful pungency and clarity. His thoughts on social issues, especially the dangers of religious fundamentalism, are uncannily prescient. A dry humor infuses his essays, and his reflections on himself and his philosophy reveal a quiet dignity at the core of a man better known for provoking Americans during an era of unprecedented tumult. A rebel who always sided intellectually and emotionally with the minority, Darrow remains a figure to contend with nearly seventy years after his death.

LC 2005010294, ISBN 0-8214-1632-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


341.23

Heinbecker, Paul and Patricia Goff (Editors)

Irrelevant or Indispensable? The United Nations in the Twenty-first Century

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

June 2005

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Suffering from a divided membership, the UN is at a crossroads, unable to assure human or national security. Secretary General Kofi Annan has proposed a package of sweeping reforms to safeguard the rule of law, outlaw terrorism, protect the innocent from abusive governments, reduce poverty by half, safeguard human rights, and enlarge the Security Council. This volume assembles the perspectives of current practitioners, leading academics, civil society representatives, and UN officials on transforming these proposed reforms into action. Their assessments are frank and their views varied, but they do agree on one thing-the UN must be made more effective.

ISBN 0-88920-493-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


341.23

Weiss, Thomas G.

UN Voices: The Struggle for Development and Social Justice

544 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 2 indexes, $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Indiana University Press

UN Voices presents the human and moving stories of an extraordinary group of individuals who contributed to the economic and social record of the UN's life and activities. Drawing from extensive interviews, the book presents, in their own words, the experiences of 73 individuals from around the globe who have spent much of their professional lives engaged in United Nations affairs.

LC 2005000230, ISBN 0-253-34642-8 (c.), ISBN 0-253-21788-1 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


342.73

Blakeman, John

The Bible in the Park: Federal District Courts, Religious Speech, and the Public Forum

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

February 2005

The University of Akron Press

The Bible in the Park contributes to our understanding of the links between religion, law, and politics, especially at the trial court level. Blakeman also squarely places district court policymaking within the context of our ongoing national debate over the role of religious expression in public life, and demonstrates how courts frame and contribute to that debate in important ways.

LC 2004021385, ISBN 1-931-96813-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


342.73

Devins, Neal and Keith E. Whittington (Editors)

Congress and the Constitution

336 pp., 6" x 9", index, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

July 2005

Duke University Press

For more than a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has turned a skeptical eye toward Congress. Distrustful of Congress's capacity to respect constitutional boundaries, the Court has recently overturned federal legislation at a historically unprecedented rate. This intensified judicial scrutiny highlights the need for increased attention to how Congress approaches constitutional issues. In this important collection, leading scholars in law and political science examine the role of Congress in constitutional interpretation, demonstrating how to better integrate the legislative branch into understandings of constitutional practice.

LC 2005006505, ISBN 0-8223-3586-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3612-X (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


342.73

Tushnet, Mark (Editor)

The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency

272 pp., 6" x 9", index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

January 2005

Duke University Press

Most recent discussion of the United States Constitution and war has been dominated by two diametrically opposed views: the alarmism of those who see many current policies as portending gross restrictions on American civil liberties, and the complacency of those who see these same policies as entirely reasonable accommodations to the new realities of national security. Providing the historical and legal context needed to assess competing claims, The Constitution in Wartime identifies and explains the complexities of the important constitutional issues brought to the fore by wartime actions and policies.

LC 2004015809, ISBN 0-8223-3456-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3468-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


345.73

Schwartz, David G.

Cutting the Wire: Gaming Prohibition and the Internet

296 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", index, $49.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University of Nevada Press

The story of the Wire Act and how Robert Kennedy's crusade against the mob is creating a new generation of Internet gaming outlaws. Gambling has been part of American life since long before the existence of the nation, but Americans have always been ambivalent about it, and what David Schwartz calls the "pell-mell history of legal gaming in the United States" is a testament to our paradoxical desire both to gamble and to control gambling. It is in this context that he examines the history of the Wire Act, passed in 1961, as part of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's crusade against organized crime.

LC 2005010632, ISBN 0-87417-619-0 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-620-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


345.791

Riley, Jack K., et al.

Just Cause or Just Because?: Prosecution and Plea-bargaining Resulting in Prison Sentences on Low-level Drug Charges in California and Arizona

118 pp., 6" x 9", $20.00 paper, CIP included

September 2005

RAND

Arizona and California have passed ballot initiatives that were expected to divert minor, nonviolent drug offenders from incarceration to treatment. But what are the characteristics of imprisoned low-level drug offenders? Did the quantity or type of drug involved influence the prosecution pattern, and were there differences across racial groups in the prosecution of low-level drug offenders? This study is intended to fill those knowledge gaps.

LC 2005007587, ISBN 0-8330-3778-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


346.04

Klemens, Ben

Math You Can't Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software

181 pp., 6" x 9", figures, tables, footnotes, glossary, bibliographic references, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2005

Brookings Institution Press

Market participants and analysts routinely disagree on how computer programs should be produced, regulated, and sold. On one subject, however, just about everyone can agree: the current intellectual property protection regime for software is a mess. In this lively and innovative book, Ben Klemens draws on his experience as both a programmer and an economist to tackle these critical issues. This is the first book to confront these problems with serious policy solutions. It is sure to become the standard reference for software developers, those concerned with intellectual property issues, and for policymakers seeking direction.

LC 2005027332, ISBN 0-8157-4942-2

AASL: O/P

PLA: S


347.73

Belknap, Michal R.

The Supreme Court Under Earl Warren, 1953-1969

406 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illus., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of South Carolina Press

In the newest volume in the Chief Justiceships of the United States Supreme Court series, Michal R. Belknap recounts the eventful history of the Warren Court. Chief Justice Earl Warren's sixteen years on the bench were among the most dramatic, productive, and controversial in the history of the Supreme Court. Warren's tenure saw the Court render decisions that are still hotly debated today. Its rulings addressed such issues as school desegregation, separation of church and state, and freedom of expression.

LC 2004019056, ISBN 1-57003-563-6

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


349.46'6

Zia, Gregorio Monreal, William A. Douglass, and Linda White (Editors)

The Old Law of Bizkaia (1452): Introductory Study and Critical Edition (Basque Classics Series)

359 pp., 6" x 9", index, $29.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Center for Basque Studies (Distributed by University of Nevada Press)

The present work presents the English-speaking reader with one of Europe's most important, yet little known, medieval legal codes-the Fuero Viejo or Old Law of Bizkaia. Redacted in 1452, or in the waning years of the late Middle Ages, the text provides intimate insight into a medieval worldview at its moment of passing. Europe was still embroiled in the centuries-long crusade to rid the continent of the infidel Moors. However, as yet it was unchallenged by the redefinition of humanity that would follow Columbus's first voyage a scant forty years later or the questioning of mankind's relations with the divine posed by Martin Luther's proclamations in the ensuing few decades.

LC 2005008119, ISBN 1-877802-53-0 (c.), ISBN 1-877802-52-2 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S

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350-359 Public Administration and Military Service

353.1

Sims, Jennifer E. and Burton Gerber

Transforming U.S. Intelligence

285 pp., 7" x 10", contributors, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Georgetown University Press

"America is in the midst of a national debate on intelligence reform. Unfortunately, some of the loudest arguments come from amateurs. Sims and Gerber have assembled the thoughts of genuine experts. This book merits a prominent role in an essential debate."--John J. Hamre, president and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies

LC 2005008373, ISBN 1-58901-069-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


355

McFarland, Keith D. and David L. Roll

Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years

464 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Indiana University Press

This book tells the story of Louis Johnson and his role in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. It offers fresh insights into the core beliefs, political and leadership skills, and the strengths and weaknesses of two of America's greatest chief executives. The battles Johnson waged in the service of these presidents find contemporary parallels in the disagreements within the Bush administration between the national defense establishment headed by Donald Rumsfeld and the internationalists, who were led by Colin Powell during his tenure as Secretary of State.

LC 2005001853, ISBN 0-253-34626-6

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


355.009

Lane, Peter B. and Ronald E. Marcello (Editors)

Warriors and Scholars: A Modern War Reader

296 pp., 6" x 9", 7 maps, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

The University of North Texas Press

This book pairs eminent military historians and veterans discussing key military engagements and themes, from World War II to the present. Inside are such illustrious names in military history as David Glantz (Soviet warfare in WWII), Robert Divine (decision to use atomic bomb), George Herring (Johnson as commander-in-chief), and Brian Linn (comparing occupation in the Philippines 1899-1902 with current occupation in Iraq). Within each military period in question is a veteran's narrative account, giving an "I was there" perspective of the war being discussed.

LC 2005005321, ISBN 1-57441-197-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


355.009

Lendon, J.E.

Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

Yale University Press

In this major new history of battle from the age of Homer through the decline of the Roman empire, J. E. Lendon surveys a millennium of warfare to discover how militaries change-and don't change-and how an army's greatness depends on its use of the past. "A classical scholar displays formidable scholarship...in this history of combat in the classical world from the Iliad to the fall of Rome...Witty, erudite, and painstaking."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004021273, ISBN 0-300-10663-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


355.028

Williams, Colonel Garland H.

Engineering Peace

360 pp., 6" x 9", illus., figures, notes, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

United States Institute of Peace Press

Williams analyzes the post conflict reconstruction gap in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan and shows how military engineering brigades accompanying peacekeeping contingents can be put to use immediately after the conflict ends to restore vital infrastructure and social institutions. "Colonel Williams has written a provocative book that gets to the heart of postwar planning. His work identifies lessons from three post-Cold War interventions and offers a framework for addressing post conflict reconstruction. I'd recommend it for anyone undertaking post conflict planning."--George Casey, General, U.S. Army

LC 2004046084, ISBN 1-929223-57-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


355.4

Jones, Seth G., et al.

Establishing Law and Order After Conflict

292 pp., 6" x 9", $27.50 paper, CIP included

August 2005

RAND

The United States' nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan largely have been unsuccessful in establishing law and order in the two nations. As seen in these examples, failure to quickly establish security-including establishing and maintaining the host country's police, internal security forces, and justice system-can undermine the stability of the central government, undercut efforts to rebuild political and economic sectors, and ultimately undermine U.S. security. Establishing Law and Order After Conflict examines in detail the post-Cold War reconstruction efforts of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, three major cases in which the United States and its allies have attempted to reconstruct security institutions.

LC 2005014939, ISBN 0-8330-3814-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


359.009

Allison, Robert J.

Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero, 1779-1820

288 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

"This biography fills a significant gap in the published lives of early and immigrant American naval figures...Allison's scholarly research and use of contemporary correspondence, newspapers, and other printed material are impressive."--George Emery, Vice Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.). "Allison's work offers the best modern study of Decatur...It is likely to appeal not only to a naval history audience but also to those interested in social history and those more broadly concerned with the early republic."--William Fowler, author of Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815

LC 20055402, ISBN 1-55849-492-8

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: G


359.009

Weddle, Kevin J.

Lincoln's Tragic Admiral: The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont

282 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 16 b&w illus., 4 maps, bibliog., index, notes, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

The University of Virginia Press

Once revered as one of the finest officers in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont is now criticized for resisting technological advancement and for half-heartedly leading the disastrous all-ironclad Union naval attack on Charleston. Although his reputation appeared unshakable after he won the first major Union victory of the Civil War in South Carolina, the failed attack on Charleston brought his career to an abrupt end. Relieved on his command, he was also maligned in the press. In Lincoln's Tragic Admiral Kevin J. Weddle challenges this reduction of Du Pont's legacy, combining new and known sources to uncover a thoroughly modern, though flawed, Du Pont.

LC 2004022258, ISBN 0-8139-2332-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: O

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360-369 Social Problems and Services

361.7

Clift, Elayne (Editor)

Women, Philanthropy, and Social Change: Visions for a Just Society

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

August 2005

University Press of New England

The seldom-heard "voice" of women's philanthropy speaks in this readable and richly contextualized collection of new writings. Editor Elayne Clift, in her quest to demystify and honor women's philanthropy, turns to an impressive array of the movement's current leaders. As these remarkable women share their stories, reflections, and knowledge of the women's funding movement, it becomes clear that "women and philanthropy"-not so long ago a seeming oxymoron-harbors the marvelous potential for global social change across gender, race, and age barriers.

LC 2005006845, ISBN 1-58465-492-9

PLA: S


361.7

O'Connell, Brian

Fifty Years in Public Causes: Stories from a Road Less Traveled

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

May 2005

University Press of New England

O'Connell traces his life devoted to promoting citizen participation and influence to improve lives, strengthen communities, and empower democracy, using every opportunity to pass his experiential knowledge to those also trying to build public causes. His memoir provides practical and appealing examples of how much is accomplished by aroused and organized people. "No one has had more of an influence on the development of non-profits in America than Brian O'Connell. This is his story and it's decidedly worth reading."--John C. Whitehead, former co-director of Goldman Sachs and former deputy secretary of state at the U.S. State Department

LC 2004028284, ISBN 1-58465-476-7

PLA: G


362

Warner, Mark L.

In Search of the Alzheimer's Wanderer: A Workbook to Protect Your Loved One

122 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Purdue University Press

Each year there are an estimated 125,000 people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia who leave the safety of their homes and families, unable to find their way back. Because families may find it difficult to believe anything so terrible could happen to them, they often do not prepare for it. Wandering is the skeleton in the Alzheimer's closet, the lurking danger and topic that is never discussed-until it is too late. In workbook format, In Search of the Alzheimer's Wanderer outlines steps that families can take to find their loved ones if they are one day discovered missing.

ISBN 1-55753-399-7

PLA: G


362.1

Aaron, Henry J., William B. Schwartz; with Melissa A. Cox

Can We Say No? The Challenge of Rationing Health Care

199 pp., 6" x 9", tables, appendix, bibliographic references, endnotes, index, $44.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

Brookings Institution Press

Over the past four decades, the share of income devoted to health care in the U.S. has nearly tripled. This important and provocative book explains why serious consideration of health care rationing is inescapable. It also provides the information policymakers and concerned citizens need to think clearly about these difficult issues and engage in an informed debate. "[Can We Say No?] is a well-written and insightful analysis of the challenges facing decisionmakers in both countries. The authors' focus on the inevitability of rationing, on funding what is a proven benefit to patients, and on the better incentivization of efficiency is welcome."--Alan Maynard, Health Affairs

LC 2005024433, ISBN 0-8157-0120-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-0121-7 (p.)

PLA: S


362.1

Harding, Sophie

Surviving in the Hour of Darkness: The Health and Wellness of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women

350 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

University of Calgary Press

It is clear that religion, cultural background, socio-economic conditions, gender, class and history impact the way women are treated in various health care systems and play a crucial role in diagnosis and treatment. The writings in this book address diverse issues, concerns, and experiences of women of color and indigenous women. Surviving in the Hour of Darkness illustrates, through both critical and personal testimonials, the importance of integrating the physical, psychological, and cultural aspects of women's lives. It opens up a dialogue between women about addressing health issues and concerns collectively, and thus advancing the health and well being of indigenous and women of color communities.

LC 2005391397, ISBN 1-55238-101-3

AASL: R/HS

PLA: not reviewed


362.196

Felstiner, Mary

Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis

235 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 10 photos, 3 tables, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Nebraska Press

While arthritis pain affects one out of three Americans, Out of Joint tells the personal story of the nation's most common yet neglected disease. Part memoir, part medical and social history, this book folds the author's private experience into far-reaching investigations of a socially hidden ailment and of any chronic condition-how to handle love, work, sexuality, fatigue, betrayal, pain, time, mortality, rights, myths, and memory. Moving from the 1940s to the present, this story of one life with arthritis exposes little-known medical research and provocative social issues: alarming controversies over arthritis miracle drugs, intense demands concerning disability, and the surprising and disproportionate number of women affected by chronic illness.

LC 2005008093, ISBN 0-8032-2030-8

PLA: G


362.4

Nielsen, Kim E.

Helen Keller: Selected Writings (The History of Disability Series)

324 pp., 6" x 9", 34 photos, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

New York University Press

Helen Keller: Selected Writings collects Keller's personal letters, political writings, speeches, and excerpts of her published materials from 1887 to 1968. The book also includes an introductory essay by Kim E. Nielsen, headnotes to each document, and a selected bibliography of work by and about Keller. The majority of the letters and some prints, all drawn from the Helen Keller Archives at the American Foundation for the Blind in New York, are being published for the first time.

LC 2004028974, ISBN 0-8147-5829-0

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


362.5'09

Borchard, Kurt

The Word on the Street: Homeless Men in Las Vegas

272 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 10 b&w photos, 1 map, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of Nevada Press

To the millions of visitors who come to Las Vegas each year, the city's homeless-mostly men-are largely invisible, segregated from tourist areas because it's "good business." Now, through candid discussions with homeless men, analysis of news reports, and years of fieldwork, Kurt Borchard offers a graphic, disturbing, and profoundly moving account of life on Las Vegas's mean streets, depicting the strategies that homeless men employ in order to survive. This book will be of vital interest to Las Vegans concerned about social problems in their city, as well as to social workers, sociologists, anthropologists, politicians, and all those concerned about changing the misery on the street.

LC 2004023015, ISBN 0-87417-607-7

AASL: R/HS

PLA: RG


362.7

Karoly, Lynn A., M. Rebecca Kilburn, and Jill S. Cannon

Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise

200 pp., 6" x 9", $24.00 paper, CIP included

December 2005

RAND

Parents, policymakers, and the general public increasingly recognize the importance of the first few years in a child's life for promoting healthy physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Nonetheless, many children face deficiencies between ages 0 and 5 that can impede their ability to fully develop. The PNC "Grow Up Great" initiative program asked RAND to prepare a thorough, objective review of current research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families. This book presents the author's findings, including the features associated with successful programs and the returns to society associated with investing early in the lives of disadvantaged children.

LC 2005021586, ISBN 0-8330-3836-2

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


363.25'9

Benecke, Mark

Murderous Methods: Using Forensic Science to Solve Lethal Crimes

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

November 2005

Columbia University Press

Benecke, a leading forensic scientist, takes the reader through some of the most infamous and intriguing murder investigations in the United States, Germany, and Canada. In discussions of the cases against O. J. Simpson, and others, Benecke carefully explains the ways in which police and forensic scientists gather and analyze evidence. He describes the history of forensic technology as well as forensic scientists' tricks of the trade, including DNA fingerprinting, and soil analysis. Benecke shows that even as scientific scrutiny helps investigators to understand more about crimes and the criminals who commit them, whenever humans are involved events may go in unpredictable directions.

LC 2005041420, ISBN 0-231-13118-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


363.4'2

Burbank, Jeff

License to Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control Board and Commission in the Megaresort Age

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", index, $29.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University of Nevada Press

Seven unusual, precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of the megaresorts. "It's a fascinating book. Rich in story and the kind of historic detail one hears from casino professionals at the end of a long night. In using the state's gaming control institutions to tell the story of Las Vegas, however, Jeff Burbank gets the truth and from the sources and people who can document what happened. For fans of Las Vegas, and I am one, start reading and you can't stop."--Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wise Guy and Casino

LC 99050648, ISBN 0-87417-339-6 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-624-7 (p.)

AASL: R/HS


363.738

Ruddiman, William F.

Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate

224 pp., 6" x 9", 16 halftones, 14 line illus., 4 tables, 7 maps, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Princeton University Press

"The activities of Stone Age farmers may have altered Earth's climate. This is the exciting but controversial theory conveyed by palaeoclimatologist William Ruddiman in his well-written book Plows, Plagues and Petroleum...[A]n excellent book summarizing and placing in context the age-old influence of humans on atmospheric composition, climate and global warming."--Nature. "Boldly and creatively revisits the role of humans in climate change. Progress in science requires innovation, and when dealing with science, Ruddiman is world-class."--Stephen H. Schneider, Co-Director, Center for Environmental Science & Policy at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

LC 2004062444, ISBN 0-691-12164-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


364.15

Mulisch, Harry Translated by Robert Naborn

Criminal Case 40/61, the Trial of Adolf Eichmann: An Eyewitness Account

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 5 illus., bibliog., reference, index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Mulisch, a celebrated Dutch author who has written in many genres, originally published this account of the Eichmann trial in Holland in 1962...This is the first English translation...Mulisch makes an attempt to understand and expose the enigma that is Adolf Eichmann....Mulisch's conclusion is that Eichmann acted as a 'machine,' which is in many ways a more chilling conversion to contemplate than being 'hypnotized' by a madman's agenda...All academic libraries should have this primary account."--Library Journal

LC 2004061167, ISBN 0-8122-3861-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


364.152

McKnight, Gerald D.

Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why

488 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 21 photos, appendices, notes, selected bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University Press of Kansas

"This scrupulously researched account relies heavily on declassified government documents and arrives at the startling but plausible presumption that it wasn't Oswald who murdered the president but rogue elements of the CIA and anti-Castro Cubans, who felt betrayed by Kennedy's no-invasion pledge after the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. McKnight provides a chilling and convincing rebuttal to Gerald Posner's lone gunman, no conspiracy account, Case Closed...An important addition to the literature of the Kennedy assassination. Strongly recommended for larger public and academic libraries."--Library Journal. "This lucid and persuasive critique of the official version of the assassination is the best book on the subject in years."--Salon.com

LC 2005009136, ISBN 0-7006-1390-0

AASL: O/P

PLA: O


366

Jacob, Margaret C.

The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions

176 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $26.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Can the ancestry of Freemasonry really be traced back to the Knights Templar? Is the image of the eye in a triangle on the back of the dollar bill one of its cryptic signs? Is there a conspiracy that stretches through centuries and generations, with secret rituals and ties to world governments and religions? Myths persist and abound about the Freemasons. But what is their origin? How did an early modern organization of bricklayers and stonemasons arouse so much public interest? In The Origins of Freemasonry, Margaret C. Jacob throws back the veil from a secret society that turns out not to have been very secret at all.

LC 2005042440, ISBN 0-8122-3901-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


366.1

Tabbert, Mark A.

American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities

272 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 1/2", 190 color illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

New York University Press

Published in conjunction with the National Heritage Museum, this extravagantly illustrated volume offers a brief overview of Freemasonry's origins in 17th-century Scotland and England before exploring its evolving role in American history, from the Revolution through the labor and civil rights movements, and into the 21st century. American Freemasons explores some of the causes for the rise and fall of membership in the fraternity and why it has attracted men in such large numbers for centuries. Tabbert also examines the relationship between the privacy of a Masonic lodge and the public environment of the American community.

LC 2005041540, ISBN 0-8147-8292-2

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: G

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370-379 Education

371

Gill, Brian, et al.

Inspiration, Perspiration, and Time: Operations and Achievement in Edison Schools

290 pp., 6" x 9", $28.00 paper, CIP included

December 2005

RAND

New forms of governing and managing public schools have proliferated in recent years, spawning the establishment and growth of companies contracted to operate public schools. Among these education management organizations (EMOs), the largest and most visible is Edison Schools. In 2000, Edison asked RAND to analyze its achievement outcomes and design implementation. This volume presents the findings of that study and suggests some actions that Edison and its current and future clients can take to promote greater consistency of results.

LC 2005018311, ISBN 0-8330-3824-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


372.979

Sentilles, Sarah

Taught by America: A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., $23.95 cloth, $14.00 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Beacon Press

After graduating from Yale University, Sarah Sentilles joined Teach for America and was assigned to a rundown elementary school in Compton, California. Through moving portraits of inspiring children, Sentilles relates a heartbreaking journey, as she learns about a failing school system, the true meaning of poverty in America, and the strength children exhibit when they're just struggling to survive. Beautifully written, charged with love and indignation, Taught by America is a powerful tribute to the young lives Sentilles witnessed.

LC 2004028160, ISBN 0-8070-3272-7 (c.),ISBN 0-8070-3273-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


374.22

Rooney, Kathleen

Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America

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

February 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

Rooney combines extensive research with a lively personal voice and engaging narrative style to untangle the myths and presuppositions surrounding the club, to reveal its complex and far-reaching cultural influence, confronting head-on how the club became a crucible for the heated clash between "high" and "low" literary taste. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book features a wide survey of recent commentary, and describes why the club closed in 2002, as well as why it resumed almost a year later in 2003, with a new focus on "great books."

LC 2004018177, ISBN 1-55728-782-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


378.1

Filene, Peter

The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 8 figures, notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

The University of North Carolina Press

This concise, down-to-earth guide for teachers preparing their first courses builds on a sturdy base of pedagogical theory and offers practical suggestions from outstanding professors regarding syllabus writing, lecture planning, class discussions, grading, and teacher-student interactions outside of the classroom.

LC 2004019090, ISBN 0-8078-2942-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8078-5603-7 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


378.1'73

Clyde, William and Andrew Delohery

Using Technology in Teaching

231 pp., 7" x 10", 193 b&w illus., CD-ROM, index, $25.00 paper, CIP included

March 2005

Yale University Press

This welcome book offers down-to-earth advice for busy teachers on how best to use instructional technology. Organized around such specific goals and tasks as communication with students, distribution of course materials, or collaborative learning, the guide shows when and how technology can help teachers at all instructional levels to meet everyday challenges. A CD-ROM accompanies the book. "[This] book is valuable for helping faculty, be they new to the profession or experienced veterans, as they consider how technology can streamline instruction, engage an increasingly technologically savvy student population, and increase the quality of instruction with deeper learning principles."--Patricia McGee, Educause Quarterly

LC 200402349, ISBN 0-300-10394-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


378.742

Barreca, Gina

Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Co-education in the Ivy League

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 12 illus., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of New England

Babes in Boyland brings to life a pivotal moment in the history of co-education, offering a frank and observant look at gender and identity at a critical juncture in the author's-and America's-development. It was a time in which hostility to women was still rife (fraternity house banners at Dartmouth read "Better Dead than Co-Ed"), but one that promised equal education to bright young women. "Riveting and evocative, Barreca's nimbly written memoir of her Dartmouth days offers a richly textured portrait of the feminist as a young woman...with grit, wit, and indomitable style."--Sandra M. Gilbert

LC 2004024846, ISBN 1-58465-299-3

PLA: RG


378.744

Wright, Conrad Edick

Revolutionary Generation: Harvard Men and the Consequences of Independence

320 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

This book offers a collective biography of the 204 members of the Harvard College classes of 1771 through 1774, men whose lives intersected with the War for Independence and the other formative events of the founding years of the American Republic. "I can think of no volume in early American studies that moves so fluently and so knowledgeably between the actions of individuals and the broader experiences of a group...This book is a pleasure to read."--Steven C. Bullock, author of Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840

LC 20057283, ISBN 1-55849-484-7

AASL: RS/P

PLA: S


378.772

Malloy, Edward A.

Monk's Notre Dame

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 ink drawings, $20.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University of Notre Dame Press

This wonderful collection of humorous, poignant, and revealing stories and anecdotes offers special insight into the University of Notre Dame, where Father Malloy has served so faithfully. Father Malloy intersperses fresh insight on traditional campus events, such as new students moving in to the residence halls and the annual bookstore basketball tournament, with lesser-known stories such as the mysterious disappearance and dramatic reappearance of a statue of Father Edward Sorin at the helm of a motorboat on St. Mary's Lake. Father Malloy also presents charming vignettes about the people who have made Notre Dame the place it is.

LC 2005019768, ISBN 0-268-03497-4

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: RS


379.2

Douglas, Davison

Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle of Northern School Desegregation, 1865-1954

344 pp., 9 1/2" x 6 1/4", 1 color plate, 18 halftones, $70.00 cloth, $24.99 paper, CIP included

October 2005

Cambridge University Press

Most observers have assumed that school segregation in the United States was exclusively a southern phenomenon. In fact, many northern communities, until the middle of the twentieth century, engaged in explicit "southern style" school segregation whereby black children were assigned to "colored" schools and white children to white schools. This book examines why so many northern communities did engage in school segregation (in violation of state laws that prohibited such segregation) and how northern blacks challenged this illegal activity.

LC 2005001649, ISBN 0-521-84564-5 (c.), ISBN 0-521-60483-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


380-389 Commerce and Transportation

385.097

Young, David M.

The Iron Horse and the Windy City: How Railroads Shaped Chicago

280 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", illus., notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Northern Illinois University Press

Noted transportation writer David M. Young vividly tells how railroads created and shaped Chicago from the earliest times to the present. He shows how the expansion of rail lines promoted the growth of the suburbs, and how Chicago became home to such corporate giants as Cyrus McCormick's harvester operation and catalogue houses Montgomery Ward; Spiegel; and Sears, Roebuck and Company. The Iron Horse and the Windy City is also one of the first books to deal with the history of accidents and issues of rail safety. "Remarkably informative and offers lively reading."--H. Roger Grant, author of The North Western

LC 2004016972, ISBN 0-87580-334-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


387.232

Matteson, George

Tugboats of New York: An Illustrated History

272 pp., 12" x 9", 150 b&w illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

New York University Press

Rich with first-person anecdotes of life on the New York waterways and one hundred and fifty black-and-white illustrations, including rare and sumptuous photographs from the likes of Gordon Parks and Todd Webb, Tugboats of New York will fascinate readers interested in New York history, boating, and maritime history. "Written with boundless enthusiasm and affection for its subject, and with more than a little longing for the days when ships of all kinds dominated the rhythm of life in and around the city's endless waterways."--Ric Burns

LC 2005003060, ISBN 0-8147-5708-1

AASL: O, R, S/P

PLA: G


388.4'13

Gambetta, Diego and Heather Hamill

Streetwise: How Taxi Drivers Establish Their Customers' Trustworthiness

264 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

Russell Sage Foundation

"Predatory mimics are found in nature. They are also found in big cities. For taxi drivers, knowledge of such foes is a survival strategy...Using snippets from lively interviews, the authors show how taxi drivers navigate the different zones, trying alternatively to camouflage or promote their own affiliation and to suss out those of their passengers."--The Chronicle of Higher Education

LC 2004061494, ISBN 0-87154-308-7 (c.), ISBN 0-87154-309-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


388.7'68

Dahlstrom, Neil and Jeremy Dahlstrom

The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere

224 pp., 6" x 9", illus., notes, works cited, index, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Northern Illinois University Press

The John Deere Story tells the engaging story of John and Charles Deere with insights on the two men as business partners and as a devoted father-and-son team. Whereas his father aspired only to supply Midwestern farmers with affordable, reliable equipment, Charles sought nothing less than control of the American plow trade. He quickly transformed the family business into a modern company, expanded the factories and opened distribution branches, and in the process, made himself a fortune. In the era of the industrialization of American agriculture, he also contended with labor unions, angry farmers, patent disputes, and accusatory cries of "monopoly."

LC 2004023584, ISBN 0-87580-336-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


390-399 Customs and Folklore

394.1'2

McWilliams, James

A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America

384 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

Columbia University Press

Sugar, pork, beer, corn, cider, scrapple, and hoppin' John all became staples in the diet of colonial America. The ways Americans cultivated and prepared food and the values they attributed to it played an important role in shaping the identity of the newborn nation. In A Revolution in Eating, James E. McWilliams presents a colorful and spirited tour of culinary attitudes, tastes, and techniques throughout colonial America.

LC 2004061867, ISBN 0-231-12992-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


394.7

Charny, Geoffroi de Translated by Elspeth Kennedy

A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry

128 pp., 6" x 9", $14.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Composed at the height of the Hundred Years War by Geoffroi de Charny, one of the most respected knights of his age, A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry is an invaluable guide to fourteenth-century knighthood. "Of exceptional interest for the light shed on the ethos, style, and tastes of the secular aristocracy of the later Middle Ages. Charny's book offers an exploration and explanation of the values and proper manner of life for Christian knights and men at arms by someone who was a knight himself...A real boon to the historian."--London Review of Books

LC 2005042260, ISBN 0-8122-1909-0

AASL: O/HS

PLA: not reviewed


398.2

Campbell, C. G. Illustrated by John Buckland Wright

Folktales from Iraq

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8", 8 b&w illus., bibliog., references, $15.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Appearing here for the first time in paperback, the stories in Folktales from Iraq, each accompanied by specially commissioned engravings, allow the reader to travel to a distant, imaginary land swirling with great fortunes, terrifying predicaments, and quick-witted heroes. This stunning collection of sixteen traditional stories from the Shia tribes of southern Iraq was gathered in the late 1940s and deftly translated to capture the elegance of the originals. These tales are full of action, adventure, love, and humor and are sure to delight anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of the Scheherezade.

LC 2005042174, ISBN 0-8122-1913-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: not reviewed


398.2

Loebel-Fried, Caren

Hawaiian Legends of Dreams

168 pp., 7" x 10", 20 color illus., 40 b&w illus., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University of Hawai'i Press

Having no written language, ancient Hawaiians passed their history and life lessons down in the form of legends, which were committed to memory and told and retold. And within these stories are a multitude of dreams-as in a famous legend of the goddess Pele, who travels in a dream to meet and entrance the high chief Lohi'au. Dreams continue to play an important role in modern Hawaiian culture and are considered by some to have as powerful an influence today as in ancient times. In this companion volume to Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits, artist Caren Loebel-Fried retells and illuminates nine dream stories from Hawai'i's past.

LC 2005002052, ISBN 0-8248-2961-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


398.2'08

Anderson, Wanni A.

The Dall Sheep Dinner Guest: Inupiaq Narratives of Northwest Alaska

304 pp., 6" x 9", b&w illus., maps, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

University of Alaska Press

The rich storytelling tradition of the Inupiaq Eskimos is showcased in this unique collection of over eighty stories. Meticulously compiled from six villages over twenty years, the stories are presented as part of a living tradition, complete with biographies, photos, and introductory remarks by the Native storytellers. Each story provides insight into Inupiaq worldview, human-animal relationships, and family life. Introductory essays provide background on the narrative context of story telling; narrative details such as Inupiaq exclamations; gender, age, and regional differences; and the concept of story ownership.

LC 2005043085, ISBN 1-889963-74-7

AASL: RG/P

PLA: not reviewed


398.24

The Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

216 pp., 9 3/4" x 7 1/2", 96 color and 52 b&w photos, 6 figures, map, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

University of Nebraska Press

What makes The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition a startling departure from previous expedition accounts is how it depicts the arrival of non-Indians-not as the beginning of history, but as another chapter in a long tribal history. This book portrays with clarity the profound upheaval of the Native world in the century before the expedition's arrival, as tribes in the region were introduced to horses, European diseases, and firearms. The arrival of Lewis and Clark marked the beginning of a heightened level of conflict and loss. Conveyed by tribal recollections and rich illustrations, this book sheds new light on the meaning of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

LC 2004028602, ISBN 0-8032-4311-1

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


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