2006 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History

900-919 Geography

940-969 European, Asian, and African History

920-929 Biography   970-979 North American History    
930-939 History of the Ancient World   980-999 South American and Other History    
   

900-919 Geography

909

Gombrich, E. H. Translated by Caroline Mustill

A Little History of the World

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 40 b&w illus., $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

"A timeless and engaging narrative of the human race."--Choice. "In simple, vivid prose, Gombrich surveys the human past from pre-history to his own time...Lucky children will have this book read to them. Intelligent adults will read it for themselves and regain contact with the spirit of European humanism at its best."--Anthony Grafton, Wall Street Journal

LC 2005011802, ISBN 0-300-10883-4

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G


911.22

Whitfield, Peter

Cities of the World: A History in Maps

208 pp., 9" x 12 1/4", 120 color and 26 b&w illus., index, $39.95 cloth

October 2005

University of California Press

Cities of the World traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a breathtaking collection of maps and panoramic views. For the armchair traveler or anyone passionate about history. "A gorgeous coffee-table book...Whitfield's succinct lessons in urban design are well worth reading, although the temptation is to keep leafing through these magnificent maps."--San Jose Metro. "The period maps and prints used to illustrate the informative text are...beautifully reproduced in color and were carefully chosen for their aesthetic appeal and relevance."--Library Journal

LC 2005051436, ISBN 0-520-24725-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


912.79

Francaviglia, Richard

Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin: A Cartographic History

256 pp., 7" x 10", 79 maps, 11 photos, index, $44.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

University of Nevada Press

The Great Basin was the last region of continental North America to be explored and mapped, and it remained largely a mystery to European-Americans until well into the nineteenth century. Geographer-historian Richard Francaviglia shows how the Great Basin's gradual emergence from its "large cartographic silence" both paralleled the development of the sciences of surveying, geology, hydrology, and cartography, and reflected the changing geopolitical aspirations of the European colonial powers and the United States. Mapping and Imagination explores the relationship between mapmakers from various cultures and nations-Spain, Mexico, France, England and the Americas-and shows how their maps reflected attitudes and beliefs about what lay in the interior American West.

LC 2004023023, ISBN 0-87417-609-3 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-617-4 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RS


913

Riley-Smith, Jonathan

The Crusades: A History Second Edition

400 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", 9 maps, index, $20.00 paper

May 2005

Yale University Press

This lively comprehensive history of the Crusades brings to life these stirring expeditions and the politics and personalities behind them. This new revised edition will be the standard and authoritative account of the Crusades for years to come. "Everything is here: the crusades to the Holy Land, and against the Albigensians, the Moors, the pagans in Eastern Europe, the Turks, and the enemies of the popes. Riley-Smith writes a beautiful, lucid prose,...[and his book] is packed with facts and action."--Choice (on the First Edition)

LC 2005922281, ISBN 0-300-10128-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


917.12

Nisbet, Jack

The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau

192 pp., 9" x 10 1/2", photos, illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Washington State University Press

Between 1801 and 1812, fur trader David Thompson established two viable trade routes across the Rocky Mountains in Canada and systematically surveyed the entire course of the Columbia River. In succeeding years he distilled mathematical notations from dozens of journal notebooks into the first accurate maps of a vast portion of the Pacific Northwest. The author conveys how Thompson experienced the full sweep of the human and natural history etched across the Columbia drainage and places his movements within the larger contexts of the European Enlightenment, the British fur trade economy, and American expansion as represented by Lewis and Clark.

LC 2005017116, ISBN 0-87422-285-0

AASL: O, RG/HS

PLA: O


917.18'2

Hubbard, Mina Edited by Roberta Buchanan and Bryan Greene, with a biography by Anne Hart

The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard

544 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, 19 maps, index, $49.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

In 1905 Mina Hubbard became the first white woman to cross Labrador, completing the expedition that had led to her husband's death. This book makes available for the first time the unguarded and personal diary that was the basis for her famous book, A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador. Roberta Buchanan's annotation of Hubbard's expedition diary makes it accessible to contemporary readers. Anne Hart's biography illuminates an Edwardian woman's transformation from teacher, nurse, and devoted wife to courageous explorer and social activist. Bryan Greene's discussion of Hubbard's navigational, cartographic, and topographical techniques shows her to have been a serious explorer.

C20059013729, ISBN 0-7735-2924-1

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


917.59

Ambrose, Holly

30 Eco-Trips in Florida: The Best Nature Excursions (and How to Leave Only Your Footprints)

368 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photos, 3 appendixes, index, $19.95 paper

October 2005

University Press of Florida

Veteran ecotripper Holly Ambrose shares her intimate knowledge of Florida's wild side in this comprehensive collection of the 30 best undisturbed places to explore across the state. Divided into four geographic regions, the guide provides a complete overview with general background information, descriptions of wildlife and recreational opportunities, places to stay from campgrounds to more formal lodging, and detailed listings for nature tours and outfitters. Ambrose also recommends side trips to natural spots and attractions, provides a special section on bird and wildlife viewing, and advises how to reduce impact on the environment. "Provides a unique focus."--Library Journal

LC 2005043982, ISBN 0-8130-2850-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


917.59

Hiller, Herbert L.

Highway A1A: Florida at the Edge

432 pp., 6" x 9", 39 b&w photos, 13 maps, travel guide listings, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University Press of Florida

More than an insightful guide to the cities along Florida's Atlantic coast, this is also the dramatic story of how tourism begat development, how development begat sprawl, and how this coastal corridor created Florida's original year-round residential downtowns. Exploring towns from Callahan to Key West, Hiller covers 13 Atlantic counties, providing maps, photographs, and recommendations for places to visit, lodge, eat, and shop that are truly local in character. "Readers will come away feeling that they have just been handed an insider's view of where to go, what to see, and what it's all about down the southern Atlantic coast."--Library Journal

LC 2005046522, ISBN 0-8130-2833-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


917.93'5

Goin, Peter and Paul F. Starrs

Black Rock

296 pp., 10 1/2" x 9", 114 color plates, 8 duotones, 21 maps, 5 figures, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University of Nevada Press

Nevada's Black Rock country, despite its apparent silence and isolation, is actually an area where natural forces are ceaselessly restless and life in many forms has endured for millennia. In this book, photographer Peter Goin and geographer Paul F. Starrs explore this fascinating place from the viewpoints of their respective disciplines. The Black Rock, a desert realm almost the size of Delaware but scarcely a hundred miles north of Reno, embraces mile-high vertical mountains and one of the earth's flattest, most barren salt pans, boiling hot springs and freezing winter cold. Its bewildering environments comes through in Goin's eloquent photographs and Starrs's richly informed text.

LC 2004009095, ISBN 0-87417-619-0

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RS

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920-929 Biography

920

Shand-Tucci, Douglass

Ralph Adams Cram: An Architect's Four Quests--Medieval, Modernist, American, Ecumenical

640 pp., 6" x 9", 8 color and 139 b&w illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

Following in the footsteps of Boston Bohemia, 1881-1900, Douglass Shand-Tucci's widely praised portrait of Ralph Adams Cram's early years, this volume tells the story of Cram's later career as one of America's leading cultural figures and most accomplished architects. Handsomely illustrated with over 130 photographs and drawings and eight pages of color plates, Ralph Adams Cram can be read on its own or in conjunction with Boston Bohemia, 1881-1900. Together, the two volumes complete what the Christian Century has described as a "superbly researched and captivating biography."

LC 2004030733, ISBN 1-55849-489-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S

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930-939 History of the Ancient World

935.05

Curtis, J.E. and N. Tallis (Editors)

Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia

272 pp., 9" x 11 1/2", 450 color and 23 b&w illus., glossary, bibliog., $49.95 cloth

November 2005

University of California Press

This sumptuous book traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires. It opens a window onto the wealth and splendor of Persian society-its rich palaces, exquisite craftsmanship, and sophisticated learning. Showcasing unique material from the National Museum of Tehran-most of which has never before been presented outside of Iran-this beautifully illustrated and produced book demonstrates why the sculpture, glazed panels, gold vessels, and jewelry of the Achaeminids rank among the finest ever produced.

LC 2006295127, ISBN 0-520-24731-0

AASL: O/MS-HS, P

PLA: G, S


937

Allan, Tony

Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Rome

144 pp., 10" x 10", 150 color illus., $19.95 paper

March 2005

Getty Publications

A heavily illustrated celebration of the many achievements of Roman culture, as well as a look into its fascinating dark side.

LC 2004114326, ISBN 0-89236-821-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


937.072

Galinsky, Karl (Editor)

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

432 pp., 9" x 7", 8 color plates, 61 halftones, $70.00 cloth, $26.99 paper, CIP included

December 2005

Cambridge University Press

The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 BC-AD 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many developments were underway when Augustus took charge and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. This book captures the dynamics and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture. The essays, written by distinguished specialists from the United States and Europe, explore the multi-faceted character of the period and the interconnections between social, religious, political, literary, and artistic developments.

LC 2005010513, ISBN 0-521-80796-4 (c.), ISBN 0-521-00393-8 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


939.6

Holt, Frank L.

Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

254 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 4 maps, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

University of California Press

"Holt's striking parallels between the warlords Alexander pursued and their modern Afghan avatars result in that rarity of history books: one immediately practical to current-day events. Surely, the journalists, humanitarian workers, and officials rotating into Afghanistan today would profit from Holt's insights."--Booklist. "The fullest narrative of Alexander's campaigns in Afghanistan available in English...uses the history of Alexander to raise provocative questions about current affairs. Its long-term value, however, lies in its detailed and masterly account of Alexander's Bactrian campaigns in light of the history and geography of Afghanistan. This is one of the most important works on Alexander."--Stanley Burstein, author of Outpost of Hellenism

LC 2004024131, ISBN 0-520-24553-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O, G

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940-969 European, Asian, and African History


940.4'14

Barton, Peter, Peter Doyle, and Johan Vandewalle

Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-18

304 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 210 b&w and 79 color photos, 126 illus., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Below the battlefields of the Western Front, 50,000 tunnellers, sewer workers, and miners were engaged in mine warfare in the Ypres Salient-a secret struggle that combined daring engineering, technology, and science. Few on the surface knew of the barbaric and claustrophobic work of the tunnellers, who not only suffered from mine explosions but regularly encountered hazardous gas and waterlogged ground. This book reveals how this intense underground battle was fought and won, offering the first full account of mine warfare in WWI through the words of the tunnellers themselves as well as plans, drawings, and archive photographs.

C20049066773, ISBN 0-7735-2949-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


940.4'27

Prior, Robin and Trevor Wilson

The Somme

358 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Yale University Press

Despite superior air and artillery power, British soldiers died in catastrophic numbers at the Battle of Somme in 1916. What went wrong, and who was responsible? This book meticulously reconstructs the battle, assigns responsibility to military and political leaders, and changes forever the way we understand this encounter and the history of the Western Front. "Revisionist history at its best; recommended for all libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2004028497, ISBN 0-300-10694-7

PLA: G


940.53

Barnouw, Dagmar

The War in the Empty Air: Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

Indiana University Press

Barnouw examines the debate about the validity and importance of German memories of war and the events that have occasioned it. Steering her path between the notions of "victim" and "perpetrator," Barnouw seeks a place where acknowledgment of both the horror of Auschwitz and the suffering of the non-Jewish Germans can, together, create a more complete historical remembrance for postwar generations.

LC 2005011537, ISBN 0-253-34651-7

PLA: O, G


940.53

Dallas, Gregor

1945: The War That Never Ended

739 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 39 b&w illus., index, $40.00 cloth

August 2005

Yale University Press

Beginning with the siege of Berlin, 1945 provides rich insight into the conflicts, motives, and counter-motives that marked the end of WWII and that established the lasting patterns of deceit, uncertainty, and distrust that defined the Cold War. "Absorbing and...vivid."--Brendan Simms, Sunday Times (London)

LC 2005926051, ISBN 0-300-10980-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


940.53

Dembowski, Peter

Christians in the Warsaw Ghetto: An Epitaph for the Unremembered

176 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $40.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

October 2005

University of Notre Dame Press

During the early 1940s, some five thousand Christians of Jewish origin lived in the Warsaw ghetto. In this remarkable book, which combines both memoir and historical analysis, Peter F. Dembowski describes their fate. He also brings to light the little known fact that within the Warsaw ghetto were fully functioning Christian churches, including at first three and later two Roman Catholic parishes. "This book is a profound testimony to the complexity of life under the most extreme circumstances. It is a deeply moving piece of writing."--Michael A. Signer, Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture and Director of the Notre Dame Holocaust Project, University of Notre Dame

LC 2005019660, ISBN 0-268-02572-X (c.), ISBN 0-268-02573-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


940.53

Moyn, Samuel

A Holocaust Controversy: The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France

232 pp., 6" x 9", 11 illus., $65.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University Press of New England

"Moyn provides a fascinating micrological study of the heated controversy surrounding J. F. Steiner's 1966 book Treblinka, a controversy reminiscent of the recent Goldhagen affair. Focusing on the contested distinction between concentration and death camps as well as on the question of Jewish 'complicity' in the process of extermination, Moyn's study becomes the port of entry for an illuminating exploration of still live issues surrounding the uses and abuses of the Holocaust."--Dominick LaCapra, author of History and Memory after Auschwitz

LC 2005012609, ISBN 1-58465-598-9 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-509-7 (p.)

PLA: S


940.53

Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie (Editor)

Mexican Americans and World War II

336 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w photos, index, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

University of Texas Press

A celebration of the overlooked contributions of the 750,000 Mexican American veterans of the "Greatest Generation".

LC 2004024343, ISBN 0-292-70651-0 (c.), ISBN 0-292-70681-2 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: not reviewed


940.53

Weiss, Jack

Memories, Dreams, Nightmares: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

344 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

University of Calgary Press

It is hardly an understatement to say that each person who lived through the Holocaust lived through a different Holocaust. In 1944, fourteen-year old Jack Weiss was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz. He recounts the horror of inspection upon arrival by a man he remembers as Joseph Mengele. His period in the camps would be shorter than others, but end no less dramatically. At the end of the war, he then travelled through orphanages and refugee camps across Europe. Finally, at the age of seventeen, he was brought by the Canadian Jewish Congress to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to build a new life for himself.

LC 2005391918, ISBN 1-55238-126-9

AASL: O, S, G/HS

PLA: G


940.531

Mózes, Teréz Translated by Maureen Wise, Anna Hercz, Oren Hercz, and Audrey Demarciso

Staying Human Through the Holocaust

274 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", maps, illus., $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

University of Calgary Press

Teréz Mózes was born in Romania in 1919. Her idyllic life would eventually be shattered by the upheavals of World War II as the Nazis systematically undertook the destruction of the Jewish race. From anti-Jewish laws and resettlement into ghettos, to the deportation to the death camps, Teréz, and her sister Erzsi would be thrust into a harrowing journey that would forever alter the course of their lives. This holocaust memoir, originally titled Beverzett kotáblak (Shattered Tablets), was published in Hungarian in 1993. Told in a direct, riveting style, it is a glimpse of the darkest and most uplifting aspects of our humanity from both an individual and historical point of view.

LC 2005391916, ISN 1-55238-139-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.54

Clubb, Merrel

A Life Disturbed: My Pacific War Revisited

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

November 2005

University of Washington Press

An exceptional storyteller with an analytical eye, Merrel Clubb has gathered the letters he sent his parents from the Pacific Theater of World War II and his subsequent reflections on that war and on his life into a then-and-now memoir. The letters are a treasure trove of humor, anxiety, and hope, revealing a young man thrust into a war that he does not understand.

LC 2005007878, ISBN 0-295-98536-4

PLA: G


940.54'1

Arn, Edward C. Edited by Jerome Mushkat

Arn's War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946

270 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", photos, illus., index, $32.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2005

The University of Akron Press

This memoir of World War II is a valuable addition to military history and social history. Assigned overseas a few weeks after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Arn entered combat and proved his worth in the hedgerows of Normandy, the Battle of Mortain, the push through northern France and the Netherlands, the Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes Campaign, and the invasion of the German heartland to the Elbe River. During his sixteen months on the front lines, Arn underwent a transformation from an apprehensive novice into a battle-tested veteran.

LC 2004030355, ISBN 1-931968-25-X (c.), ISBN 1-931968-32-2 (p.)

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: G


940.54'2

Kernan, Alvin

The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 22 b&w illus., index, $26.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

What really happened at the Battle of Midway, one of the greatest naval victories of the Second World War? This wrenching book, told by a survivor of the battle, provides the first accurate account and explanation of the devastating losses to America's torpedo squadrons: only 7 of 51 planes returned, only 29 of 127 crewmen survived, and not a single torpedo hit its target. "A WWII must-read."--Booklist

LC 2005007314, ISBN 0-300-10989-X

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.54'2

Murphy, David E.

What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa

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

May 2005

Yale University Press

Why did Stalin refuse to believe that Hitler would strike the Soviet Union when all the evidence-including intelligence from his own agencies-said otherwise? This extensively researched book illuminates many of the enigmas that have surrounded the Nazi invasion, offering keen insights into Stalin's thinking and the reasons for his catastrophic blunder. "The former chief of Soviet operations at CIA headquarters, Murphy brings to his subject both knowledge of Russian history and an insider's grasp of how intelligence is gathered, analyzed and used-or not."--Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review

LC 2004065916, ISBN 0-300-10780-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


940.54'2

Rosenberg, Emily S.

A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory

248 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

July 2005

Duke University Press

December 7, 1941-the date of Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor-is "a date which will live" in American history and memory, but the stories that will live and the meanings attributed to them are hardly settled. In movies, books, and magazines, at memorial sites and public ceremonies, and on television and the internet, Pearl Harbor lives in a thousand guises and symbolizes dozens of historical lessons. In A Date Which Will Live, Emily S. Rosenberg examines the contested meanings of Pearl Harbor in American culture.

LC 2003007553, ISBN 0-8223-3637-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.54'2

Ungváry, Krisztián

The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II

475 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 50 b&w illus., 16 maps, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2005

Yale University Press

This book represents a massive effort of historical reconstruction, and a major contribution to the history of World War II. "Ungváry's account of the 100-day siege of Budapest is a gripping story of horror and courage.... Ungváry has based his extraordinary tale on archival resources and hundreds of survivor interviews. This is the finest account of this most dreadful incident in a world war filled with dreadful incidents. Recommended for all collections."--Library Journal

LC 2004015687, ISBN 0-300-10468-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


940.54'8

Cockett, Olivia Edited by Robert Malcolmson

Love and War in London: A Woman's Diary, 1939-1942

192 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

In 1939 Olivia Cockett was twenty-six years old when she responded to an invitation from Mass Observation to "ordinary" individuals to keep a diary of their everyday lives during World War II. This book is an annotated, unabridged edition of her diary which permits us to understand how one intelligent, imaginative woman struggled to make sense of her life, as the city in which she lived was drawn into the turmoil of a catastrophic war.

ISBN 0-88920-458-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


941

Schneer, Jonathan

The Thames

330 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 8 color and 33 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Yale University Press

"This sparkling and informed work...abounds with memorable insights...An imaginative, rewarding essay on the Thames and English history. Highly recommended."--Choice. "Schneer has written a compelling history of the river Thames...Recommended for all libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2004116455, ISBN 0-300-10786-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


944.05

Stroud, Patricia Tyson

The Man Who Had Been King: The American Exile of Napoleon's Brother Joseph

296 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 11 color and 48 b&w illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

"Were he in Joseph's shoes, Napoleon told a visitor, 'I would found a great empire of all Spanish America.' But Joseph will 'spend his fortune in making gardens.' Napoleon knew his brother. Stroud describes how the elder Bonaparte made Point Breeze, an estate on the Delaware River in New Jersey, a showcase for its grounds and for its art collection, shipped from Europe."--The Chronicle of Higher Education

LC 2004061162, ISBN 0-8122-3872-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


944.081

Martin, Benjamin F.

France in 1938

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 4 halftones, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Louisiana State University Press

At the beginning of 1938, containment of Nazi Germany by a coalition of eastern and western democracies without resorting to war was still a distinct possibility. By the end of 1938, however, Germany was much stronger, the western democracies stood alone, and war was all but certain. The primary cause, argues Benjamin F. Martin, was the foreign and domestic policies adopted by the French government and embraced by the French people. In a riveting account of the dark days leading up to France's defeat and occupation, Martin reveals a great and civilized nation committing a kind of suicide in 1938.

LC 2004022440, ISBN 0-8071-3050-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


945

Arfaioli, Maurizio

The Black Bands of Giovanni

224 pp., 6 2/3" x 9 1/2", 25 b&w illus., index, appendices, $22.00 paper, CIP included

March 2005

Edizioni Plus, Pisa University Press

Today the name of Giovanni de' Medici (1498-1526), better known as Giovanni of the Black Bands, is still largely linked to the heroic and tragic figure created by nineteenth century Risorgimento historiography and literature. This is a study not of Giovanni himself but of the Black Bands, the first famous unit of Italian infantry in the pike-and-shot era. Based on unpublished documentary sources, the volume traces the Bands' story from the time of their birth in the days following Giovanni's death on 30 November 1526 until their surrender and disbandment at Aversa on August 30, 1528.

LC 2005534384, ISBN 88-8492-231-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


947

Lehtola, Veli-Pekka

The Sámi People: Traditions in Transition

144 pp., 8" x 10", color and b&w illus., maps, index, $27.95 paper

March 2005

University of Alaska Press

The indigenous Sámi People of Scandinavia and European Russia are the only European ethnic group to be recognized as an aboriginal people. They are economically and culturally diverse, and common perception of the Sámi as reindeer herders is increasingly inaccurate as they enter the global system as writers, artists, and political activists. This volume is perhaps the only one written from the Sámi perspective that is available in English. Beautifully illustrated with color photos, historic maps, and art. The Sámi People situates the Sámi within a modern context with a rich appreciation of their ancient history.

LC 2005279889, ISBN 1-889963-75-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S, RG, RS


947.043

de Madariaga, Isabel

Ivan the Terrible

484 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 16 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Yale University Press

This compelling biography is the first to encompass the entire life of Ivan the Terrible and to view him in the context of his own time. Notorious for a policy of unrestrained terror-and for killing his own son-Ivan is credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. The book illuminates his tragic reign and foreign policies, as well as his marriages and disordered personality. "With a marvelous grasp of Russian, European, and comparative history, [de Madariaga] sets Ivan within the international context of his own time...This superior book is suitable for both academic libraries and public libraries with Russian history collections."--Library Journal

LC 2004029807, ISBN 0-300-09757-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


947.19

Paxson, Margaret

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

302 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", photos, illus., bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Indiana University Press

In a small village beside a reed-lined lake in the Russian north, a cluster of farmers has lived for centuries-in the time of tsars and feudal landlords; Bolsheviks and civil wars; collectivization and socialism; perestroika and open markets. Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space. The result is a compelling ethnography of a Russian village, the first of its kind in modern American anthropology.

LC 2005008551, ISBN 0-253-34654-1 (c.), ISBN 0-253-21801-2 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


951

Mair, Victor H., Nancy S. Steinhardt, and Paul R. Goldin (Editors)

Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture

712 pp., 7" x 10", 117 color and 24 b&w illus., $49.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2005

University of Hawai'i Press

The Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources-all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume-of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. They take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities.

LC 2004012418, ISBN 0-8248-2785-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


956.04

Quigley, John

The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective

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

January 2005

Duke University Press

John Quigley brings a necessary international law perspective to bear on the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this updated edition of his important book. Since 2000, the cycle of bloodshed and retribution has spiraled increasingly out of control. Quigley attributes the breakdown of negotiations in 2000 to Israel's unwillingness to negotiate on the basis of principles of justice and law. He argues that throughout the last century, established tenets of international law-and particularly the right of self-determination-have been overlooked or ignored in favor of the Zionists and then the Israelis, to the detriment of the Palestinians.

LC 2004021263, ISBN 0-8223-3527-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3539-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


956.05'4

The Rand Palestinian State Study Team (Director Steven N. Simon, et al.)

Building a Successful Palestinian State

452 pp., 7" x 10", $35.00 paper, CIP included

April 2005

RAND

A critical mass of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations, remain committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. This innovative title envisions the "day after peace"-examining what would best serve the Palestinian people, in terms of governance, security, economic development, education, health care, water supplies, population growth, and return migration. The RAND team has briefed decisionmakers from the Palestinian Authority, Israeli government, White House, Congress, State Department, 10 Downing Street, World Bank, European Union, and other leaders on these findings. The concrete proposals outlined in the book will encourage an enduring peace.

LC 2005005242, ISBN 0-8330-3532-0

PLA: S


956.1

Quataert, Donald

The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 Second Edition

236 pp., 9" x 6", 19 halftones, 8 maps, $70.00 cloth, $24.99 paper

September 2005

Cambridge University Press

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most important non-Western states to survive from medieval to modern times, and played a vital role in European and global history. It continues to affect the peoples of the Middle East, the Balkans and central and western Europe to the present day. This new survey examines the major trends during the latter years of the empire, paying attention to gender issues and to hotly debated topics such as the treatment of minorities. In this second edition, Donald Quataert has updated his authoritative text, revised the bibliographies, and included brief biographies of major figures of the Byzantines and the post-Ottoman Middle East.

LC 2005045559, ISBN 0-521-83910-6 (c.), ISBN 0-521-54782-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


956.704

Skiba, Katherine M.

Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq

320 pp., 6" x 9", 40 photos, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

University Press of Kansas

"In describing her battles with sandstorms, scorpions, and sexism, Skiba's dramatic and often deeply revealing memoir offers straightforward testimony to the professional and personal sides of both the military and media....Her candid, self-deprecating anecdotes artfully balance this no-holds-barred account of war's grim reality."--Booklist. "Skiba's book is mesmerizing and fascinating in depicting the human side of war-the fears, the excitement, the humor and the reality-and the sadness of it all. It's a wonderful, gripping book."--Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers columnist and author of Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times

LC 2004026475, ISBN 0-7006-1382-X

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


956.94

Wittes, Tamara Cofman (Editor)

How Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate

172 pp., 6" x 9", notes, index, $40.00 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

United States Institute of Peace Press

"At last, a series of essays that provides a thoughtful examination of the relationship between culture and negotiations. The articles in this volume reveal the broader story of the Israel-Palestinian negotiations and the valuable lessons one can learn from studying the impact of culture. A must-read for any student or practitioner of Middle East diplomacy."--Martin Indyk, Brookings Institution

LC 2004065759, ISBN 1-929223-63-3 (c.), ISBN 1-929223-64-1 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


959.704

Elmer, Jerry

Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister

280 pp., 6" x 9", 20 b&w illus., index, $54.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Vanderbilt University Press

At the height of the Vietnam War, Jerry Elmer committed his first felony by publicly refusing to register for the draft. Over the next 20 years, using nonviolent tactics, Jerry worked for peace, justice, and the environment, from organizing draft board raids with Father Phil Berrigan to touring the killing fields of Cambodia to protesting nuclear power plants after Three Mile Island. The only convicted felon in Harvard's law school class of 1990, Jerry Elmer now gives us his lifetime of lessons in nonviolent protest as an example for all who wish to make a positive difference today.

LC 2005005031, ISBN 0-8265-1494-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8265-1495-2 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


959.704

Fitzgibbon, Daniel H.

"To Bear Any Burden": A Hoosier Green Beret's Letters from Vietnam

145 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", photos, glossary, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

Indiana Historical Society Press

"To Bear Any Burden": A Hoosier Green Beret's Letters from Vietnam examines Fitzgibbon's war, from his arrival in South Vietnam at the Cam Ranh Bay replacement on February 6, 1968, to his life as commander of a Special Forces A team based at Ha Tay, a small outpost manned by Vietnamese Special Forces soldiers and locally recruited paramilitary units.

LC 2004065768, ISBN 0-87195-179-7

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


962.404

Coghlan, Nicholas

Far in the Waste Sudan: On Assignment in Africa

352 pp., 6" x 9", photos, maps, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

In 2000, with controversy raging over the presence in Sudan of Talisman Energy, Canada's largest independent oil and gas producer, Ottawa decided to open a post in Khartoum. Nicholas Coghlan was recalled from assignment in Colombia to set up and run Canada's first diplomatic post in the largest country in Africa. "In diplomatic circles, you cry when you hear you've been posted to Sudan," says Coghlan. "But you cry even more when you leave." Far in the Waste Sudan weaves together a personal and political account of Coghlan's three-year appointment.

C20059027967, ISBN 0-7735-2935-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S

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970-979 North American History

970.004

Douglass, William A. and Jon Bilbao

Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World

536 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Nevada Press

When Amerikanuak was first published in 1975, it was hailed as both a pioneering study of one of the American West's most important ethnic minorities and as an engaging, comprehensive survey of Basque migration and settlement in the Americas. Its value as an essential introduction to the history of the Basque people and their five centuries of involvement in the New World has not diminished in the thirty years since, and it remains the most accessible overview of the Basque diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. Includes a fresh preface by William A. Douglass that considers the study of Basque emigration since the book's first publication.

LC 7530830, ISBN 0-87417-625-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


970.004

Hall, Anthony J.

The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One

736 pp., 6" x 9", 13 illus., index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Anthony Hall presents a sweeping analysis of encounters between indigenous people and the European empires, national governments, and global corporations on the moving frontiers of globalization since Columbus "discovered America." How should we respond to the emergence of the US as the military, commercial, and cultural centre of a global empire? How can we elaborate a global rule of law based on equality and democracy when the world's most powerful polity acknowledges no higher authority in the international arena? For Hall the answer lies in an inclusive intellectual tent covering a wide range of movements whose leaders seek to implement alternative views of globalization.

C2002905552, ISBN 0-7735-3006-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


971.03'4

St-Denis, Guy

Tecumseh's Bones

320 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photos, 1 map, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Chief Tecumseh's death at the Battle of the Thames marked a turning point in the Anglo-American War of 1812. It was also the beginning of a mystery: the mutilation of Native corpses thwarted American attempts to identify Tecumseh's remains, giving rise to the belief that his body had been secretly recovered by his warriors. Tecumseh's Bones teases fact from fiction in the myths and legends surrounding the great chief's burial. This book explores the countless attempts to locate the chief's grave and raise a monument in his honour.

C2004906609, ISBN 0-7735-2843-1

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G


971.22

Rasporich, Beverly and Lorry Felske (Editors)

Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West

385 pp., 6" x 9", illus., bibliog., index, $44.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

University of Calgary Press

Challenging Frontiers is a multidisciplinary study using critical essays as well as creative writing to explore the conceptions of the "West," both past and present. Considering topics such as ranching, immigration, art and architecture, as well as globalization and the spread of technology, these articles inform the reader of the historical frontier and its mythology, while also challenging and reassessing conventional analysis. With a comprehensive introduction to situate the geographic and cultural boundaries of the western frontier, this collection is a must for anyone interested in uncovering what it means to be a westerner and how the new frontier has influenced every part of our society.

LC 2005391917, ISBN 1-55238-140-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


972.91

Babun, Teo A. Jr. and Victor A. Triay

The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise

160 pp., 10" x 7", 127 b&w photos, notes, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

University Press of Florida

The photographs of Jose "Chilin" Trutie capture a one-of-a-kind perspective on the complex story of the Cuban Revolution-the soldiers and firing squads, President John F. Kennedy's 1962 address in Miami to Cuban exiles, and the liberation army that sought to overthrow Castro. Combined with the narrative text of Teo A. Babun Jr. and Cuban-American historian Victor Triay, these images vividly document the inner life of a revolution with rebels dining together, jeeps moving through rustic, muddy camps, and Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara walking side by side in a reflective moment.

LC 2005048560, ISBN 0-8130-2860-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


972.91

Chavez, Lydia (Editor)

Capitalism, God, and a Good Cigar: Cuba Enters the Twenty-first Century

264 pp., 6" x 9", illus., suggested reading, index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Duke University Press

When the Soviet Union dissolved, so did the easy credit, cheap oil, and subsidies it had provided to Cuba. The bottom fell out of the Cuban economy, and many expected that Castro's revolution would soon be gone as well. More than a decade later, the revolution lives on, albeit in a modified form. Following the collapse of Soviet communism, Castro legalized the dollar, opened the island to tourism, and allowed foreign investment, small-scale private enterprise, and remittances from exiles in Miami. Capitalism, God, and a Good Cigar describes what the changes implemented since the early 1990s have meant for ordinary Cubans.

LC 2004027165, ISBN 0-8223-3482-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3494-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


973

Washington, Booker T.

The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery

784 pp., 5" x 7 1/4", index, $24.95 paper

August 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

The Story of the Negro is a history of Americans of African descent before and after slavery. Published here for the first time in one paperback volume, the first part covers Africa and the history of slavery in the United States while the second part carries the history from the Civil War to the first part of the twentieth century. Booker T. Washington was born into slavery, worked menial jobs in order to acquire an education, and became the most important voice of African American interests beginning in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

LC 2005043470, ISBN 0-8122-1936-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


973.049

Meagher, Timothy J.

The Columbia Guide to Irish American History

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

October 2005

Columbia University Press

More than 40 million Americans claim Irish descent, and the culture and traditions of Ireland have left an indelible mark on U.S. society. Timothy J. Meagher fuses an overview of Irish American history with an analysis of historians' debates, an annotated bibliography, a chronology of critical events, and a glossary discussing crucial individuals, organizations, and dates. He addresses a range of key issues in Irish American history from the first Irish settlements in the seventeenth century through the famine years in the nineteenth century to the volatility of 1960s America and beyond. The result is a definitive guide to understanding the complexities and paradoxes that have defined the Irish American experience.

LC 2005043233, ISBN 0-231-12070-2

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


973.049

White, Shane and Graham White

The Sounds of Slavery: Discover African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech

288 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $17.00 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Beacon Press

Through vivid anecdotes and firsthand accounts, White and White expand our historical ear from the 1700s through the 1850s, showing how profoundly slaves shaped the American soundscape. The Sounds of Slavery allows us to eavesdrop on the past, providing a fascinating, innovative, and accessible account of the aural dimension of slavery. "A fascinating book...that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th and 19th-century African Americans at work, play, rest, and prayer...This remarkable achievement demands a place in every collection on African American and U.S. history and folklife. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

LC 2004021447, ISBN 0-8070-5027-X

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: S


973.2

Taylor, Alan

Writing Early American History

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

June 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

How is American history written? In a penetrating series of review essays, prize-winning author Alan Taylor provides his own answer to this question. In the pages of The New Republic he has regularly scrutinized the writing of the most interesting historians of early American history.

LC 2004063818, ISBN 0-8122-3883-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


973.22

De Cunzo, Lu Ann and John H. Jameson Jr. (Editors)

Unlocking the Past: Celebrating Historical Archaeology in North America

256 pp., 6" x 9", 69 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of Florida

Leading readers to archaeological sites from Canada to the Caribbean and through time from the era of early Norse voyages to World War II, this book describes compelling discoveries unearthed by archaeologists in search of North America's historical past. Through the work of more than 30 archaeological teams, readers learn about the rich diversity of historical archaeology, exploring the who, what, where, when, how, and why of the discipline. The authors explain how they dissect soils, recover fragile objects, document each element of excavation, and piece together the many fragments of evidence from archives, libraries, and laboratories.

LC 2004066138, ISBN 0-8130-2796-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


973.3

Franklin, Benjamin Edited by Peter Conn

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Penn Reading Project Edition

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

July 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American type of self-made man. In 1771, at the age of 65, he sat down to write his autobiography, "having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity." The result is a classic of American literature.

LC 2005047162, ISBN 0-8122-1929-5

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


973.3'09

Lemay, J. A. Leo

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1 Journalist, 1706-1730

568 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 41 b&w illus., bibliog., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

The first volume traces young Franklin's life to his marriage in 1730. After his move to Philadelphia, made famous in his Autobiography, Franklin became the Water American in London in 1725, where he was welcomed into that city's circle of freethinkers. Upon his return to the colonies, the sociable Franklin created a group of young friends, the Junto, devoted to self-improvement and philanthropy. He also started his own press and began to edit and publish The Pennsylvania Gazette, which became the most popular American paper of its day and the first to consistently feature American news.

LC 2004063130, ISBN 0-8122-3854-0

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


973.3'09

Lemay, J. A. Leo

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2 Printer and Publisher, 1730-1747

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

October 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

Volume 2 takes Franklin from his marriage in 1730 to his retirement as a printer at the beginning of 1748, examining the mysteries of the illegitimate William Franklin's birth and mother and Franklin's increasing civic activities. J. A. Leo Lemay assesses Franklin's numerous writings, attributing to him for the first time a deistic Indian speech, remarking on his use of the second African American persona in journalism, and analyzing his publishing sensation of 1747, The Speech of Miss Polly Baker.

LC 2004063130, ISBN 0-8122-3855-9

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


973.3'09

Talbott, Page (Editor)

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

375 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 268 color and 10 b&w illus., index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

Designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, this beautifully illustrated book offers an overview of Franklin's life and covers the full range of his interests and achievements.

LC 2005005185, ISBN 0-300-10799-4

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


973.3'09

Weinberger, Jerry

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought

352 pp., 6" x 9", notes, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University Press of Kansas

"This book is not another conventional biography of America's most famous self-made man...Weinberger uses Franklin's Autobiography as a window into the man's thinking. He argues that a careful reading of it reveals more about Franklin and his personal philosophy than any of his other writings do...Well researched and well written, this intellectual biography is for both the scholar and the lay reader"--Library Journal. "An elegant and fascinating companion to, and analysis of, the work of our cleverest Founding Father."--Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic

LC 2005005623, ISBN 0-7006-1396-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


973.5

Kenslea, Timothy

The Sedgwicks in Love: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage in the Early Republic

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

November 2005

University Press of New England

"[This] work...offers a sophisticated analysis of how American marriages changed during the post-Revolutionary generation. By focusing on the courtship of Harry Sedgwick and Janet Minot, Kenslea provides an absorbing account of how the new generation constructed their own ideals of marriage and prepared themselves for a more affectionate type of personal relationship."--Thomas H. O'Connor, University Historian, Boston College. "Kenslea's account of the role of marriage choices...is an American incursion into Jane Austen territory, whose novels examined the tension between money and love in matchmaking during a similar period in England."--Boston Globe (South)

LC 2005020244, ISBN 1-58465-494-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


973.7

Goodrich, Thomas

The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy

376 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 b&w photos, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

Indiana University Press

A gripping and detailed account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, told with the care of the historian and the flair of the fiction writer.

LC 2004015980, ISBN 0-253-34567-7

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


973.7

Miller, Richard F.

Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

544 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., 12 maps, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

University Press of New England

"Miller's book [is] among the best of the hundreds of Civil War regimental histories."--New York Review of Books. "Harvard contributed more than its share of soldiers to the Union...many of whom served in the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment at battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg. Anyone who believes the conflict was a 'rich man's war and a poor man's fight' will be enlightened by this book, which draws on a wealth of testimony from Harvard's men in the 20th to tell an engaging, dramatic story."--Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History, University of Virginia

LC 2005014158, ISBN 1-58465-505-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


973.7

Pitcock, Cynthia DeHaven and Bill J. Gurley (Editors)

I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi

440 pp., 6" x 9", 15 photos, 7 maps, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

It is the first known daily account by a Confederate medical officer in the Trans-Mississippi Department. It also tells his wife's story, which included harassment by Federal military officials, imprisonment in St. Louis, and banishment from Missouri with the couple's two small children. The journal appears here in its complete and original form, exactly as the doctor first wrote it, with the addition of the editors' full annotation and vivid introductions to each section.

LC 2002005330, ISBN 1-55728-795-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


973.7

Ross, Kirby (Editor)

Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand: The Renowned Missouri Bushwhacker

280 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illus., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

The historical significance of Hildebrand's story is substantial, but his bloody tale is eminently readable and stands quite well on its own as a cold-blooded portrait of a violent time in American history. Like the nightmarish and depraved world of the Kid in Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian, Hildebrand's world is truly ruthless and his story is brutally descriptive in its coolly detached rendering of one man's personal war. Published in 1870, Hildebrand's autobiography has long been out of print and has been a rare and highly prized acquisition among Civil War historians and enthusiasts.

LC 2005017799, ISBN 1-55728-799-6

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.7'11

Humez, Jean M.

Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories

488 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

December 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press

Jean Humez presents both Harriet Tubman's biography and a selection of the life stories that were published about her from 1920-1940, providing a nuanced and detailed portrayal of an American icon. "Humez has compiled what she calls Tubman's 'core stories,' accounts of her life Tubman told regularly in her public appearances, and descriptions written by those who interacted with her. Presented as a chronology of her life, these materials paint a far more vivid portrait than any biographer's account."--The New York Times Book Review

LC 2003005676, ISBN 0-299-19120-6 (c.), ISBN 0-299-19124-9 (p.)

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


973.7'11

Salerno, Beth A.

Sister Societies: Women's Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America

243 pp., 6" x 9", illus., works cited, notes, index, $38.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

Northern Illinois University Press

Many nineteenth-century women got their first taste of political activism in small-town societies advocating temperance and other moral causes. Salerno documents ties of kinship and friendship that drew women into the more than 200 exclusively female antislavery societies scattered across the free states from the 1830s through the Civil War. Salerno looks closely at the ways in which members defined their work as political or moral, as well as how the surrounding society viewed it, to fine-tune our understanding of a critical moment in the history of women's activism.

LC 2004030004, ISBN 0-87580-338-5

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: S


973.7'3

Swanson, Mark Illustrated by Jacqueline D. Langley

Atlas of the Civil War, Month by Month: Major Battles and Troop Movements

136 pp., 14" x 10", 69 color maps, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2005

University of Georgia Press

This is the first Civil War atlas to depict multiple aspects of the war's action from 1861-1865. Fifty full-color maps-one for each month of the war-convey as never before a sense of the war's progression on all fronts: battles, sieges, infantry campaigns, naval operations, cavalry raids, and even shifts of national frontiers. Additional maps highlight the political state of the nation as it headed into the war; others cover the war as it was fought in the western theater. Each map is supported with extra facts and figures. The 14" x 10" format allows for exceptional clarity, color, and detail.

LC 2004012264, ISBN 0-8203-2658-5

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


973.71

Russo, Peggy A. and Paul Finkelman (Editors)

Terrible Swift Sword: The Legacy of John Brown

228 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

Ohio University Press

Variously deemed martyr, madman, monster, terrorist, and saint, John Brown remains one of the most controversial figures in America's history. Brown's actions in Kansas and in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, were major catalysts for the American Civil War, and continue today to evoke praise or condemnation. Through the prisms of history, literature, psychology, criminal justice, oral history, African American studies, political science, film studies, and anthropology, Terrible Swift Sword offers insights not only into John Brown's controversial character and motives but also into the nature of a troubled society before, during, and after the Civil War.

LC 2005002786, ISBN 0-8214-1630-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8214-1631-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


973.92

Bok, Chip

The Recent History of the United States in Political Cartoons

291 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $26.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

The University of Akron Press

This is a history book with a twist. It is a view of the past 25 years through the eyes of an editorial cartoonist, with text to illuminate the cartoons. It begins in Vietnam and the waning years of the Nixon administration, the launching point of a thousand cartoon careers, and ends in the current war in Iraq. This book looks at many issues-the economy, military spending, race relations, religion, and culture-which have remained issues over the last 25 years and seven presidents.

LC 2005041935, ISBN 1-931968-11-X (c.), ISBN 1-931968-12-8 (p.)

AASL: S/MS-HS

PLA: G


973.923

Milkis, Sidney M. and Jerome M. Mileur

The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism

416 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

A wide-ranging reconsideration of the legacy of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. "You can't understand American politics today without understanding the 1960s, and you can't really understand the '60s without reading this collection of first rate essays by some of the nation's most thoughtful observers of modern America."--Steve Gillon, author of Boomer Nation: The Largest and Richest Generation Ever and How It Changed America

LC 200511750, ISBN 1-55849-494-4 (c.), ISBN 1-55849-493-6 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


973.927

Benze, James G. Jr.

Nancy Reagan: On the White House Stage

230 pp., 5 1/2" x 9 1/4", 10 photos, notes, bibliographic essay, index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University Press of Kansas

"Alternately described as manipulative and caring, Nancy Reagan was an enigmatic first lady. Benze provides a richly detailed and unvarnished portrait of the former actress, who considered her role as Ronald Reagan's wife her most satisfying and important challenge."--Myra G. Gutin, author of The President's Partner. "A fresh, balanced, and very informative study of Nancy Reagan's White House years."--Chester J. Pach, author of The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

LC 2005008586, ISBN 0-7006-1401-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


974.003

Feintuch, Burt and David H. Watters (Editors)

The Encyclopedia of New England

1,596 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 7/8", 515 b&w illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Yale University Press

"A truly comprehensive, authoritative, and entertaining resource devoted to all aspects of the social, economic, and historical interactions among the diverse peoples, communities, and institutions of the six New England states...No New England library should be without this resource...Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2005010353, ISBN 0-300-10027-2

AASL: O, R/HS

PLA: G


974.01

Wiseman, Frederick Matthew

Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast The Wabanaki World, Book One

312 pp., 6" x 9", 39 halftones, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

University Press of New England

Wiseman brings respect and expertise to a new history that focuses on the prehistory of the Wabanaki tribes: Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Micmac, arguing that the ancient Wabanakis were cultural and technological innovators. An Abenaki by birth and an archaeologist by training, Wiseman is well suited to making informed but culturally sensitive use of archaeological and paleoecological data to tell the story of some 11,000 years of Wabanaki prehistory, up to the time of European contact. Combining the viewpoints of a Native American with that of a scientist, Wiseman offers a new and unique account of the Northeast's First Nations.

LC 2005005028, ISBN 1-58465-398-1 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-399-X (p.)

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: S


974.1

Richards, David

Poland Spring: A Tale of the Golden Age, 1860-1900

336 pp., 6" x 9", 21 halftones, 1 map, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

University Press of New England

Between 1860 and 1900 the Ricker family's rustic frontier farm became the world-renowned summer community of Poland Spring, Maine, a "middle landscape" where upper-middle-class patrons and their urban values of status, leisure, and consumption confronted, flirted with, embraced and ultimately subsumed traditional, rural New England. Foremost a cultural study, Poland Spring chronicles the rise of a nineteenth-century tourist mecca. By linking its fortunes to the railroad and tourism, Poland Spring became home to both a classic manifestation of the magnificent Victorian summer hotel culture and the business that originated the eponymous Poland Spring in the mineral water marketplace.

LC 2005009924, ISBN 1-58465-481-3

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: RG


974.4

Milford, T. A.

The Gardiners of Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American Career

320 pp., 6" x 9", 3 halftones, $65.00 cloth, $26.00 paper, CIP included

October 2005

University Press of New England

"A deftly written account of three generations of the Gardiner family during the Revolutionary era. Men of middle rank-successively a physician turned land speculator and loyalist, a lawyer in Britain's Atlantic world, and an Episcopalian minister in Boston-they grappled with, and their careers illustrate, the perplexities of Anglo-American culture, society, and politics as Britain and America went separate ways."--Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University

LC 2005009923, ISBN 1-58465-503-8 (c.), ISBN 1-58465-504-6 (p.)

AASL: S, R/HS

PLA: RG


974.7'3

Lewis, Tom

The Hudson: A History

340 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 33 b&w illus., 40 maps, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Yale University Press

Tracing the Hudson River through four centuries, this entertaining book recounts the stories of intrepid explorers, inspired artists and writers, dedicated entrepreneurs and industrialists, and pioneering ecologists-those who have both shaped and been shaped by the river. "Avenue of the explorers, battlefield for empires, easel for artists, and dump for industry-the [Hudson River] has been a stage for epics since its namesake dropped anchor in 1609...Spanning armies and aesthetics, the versatile, fluid Lewis writes with affection for the river and its history."--Booklist

LC 2005015120, ISBN 0-300-10424-3

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: G


975

Quinlan, Kieran

Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South

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

January 2005

Louisiana State University Press

The ties between Ireland and the American South span four centuries and include shared ancestries, cultures, and sympathies. The striking parallels between the two regions are all the more fascinating because, studded with contrasts, they are so complex. Kieran Quinlan, a native of Ireland who now resides in Alabama, is ideally suited to offer the first in-depth exploration of this neglected subject, which he does to a brilliant degree in Strange Kin.

LC 2004011062, ISBN 0-8071-2983-6

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: S


975.5

Rountree, Helen C.

Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown

294 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illus., 10 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

The University of Virginia Press

Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical documentation than the young woman. Despite their roles as senior politicians, no biography of Powhatan or Opechancanough exists. And while there are other "biographies" of Pocahontas, they have, for the most part, elaborated on her legend more than they have addressed the known facts of her remarkable life. Helen Rountree provides, in a single book, the definitive biographies of these three important figures.

LC 2004017384, ISBN 0-8139-2323-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


975.6

Ready, Milton

The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina

384 pp., 7" x 10", 190 illus., 5 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

University of South Carolina Press

The Tar Heel State constitutes the most comprehensive and inclusive single-volume chronicle of North Carolina's storied past to date, culminating with an attentive look at recent events that have transformed North Carolina into a southern megastate. Milton Ready's work offers a distinctive view of history that integrates tales of famous pioneers, statesmen, soldiers, farmers, captains of industry, and community leaders with more marginalized voices, including those of Native Americans, African Americans, and women. "Ready has made a major contribution by giving us a new look at North Carolina history and a new way to look at it."--Chapel Hill News

LC 2005009660, ISBN 1-57003-591-1

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: RG


975.9

Green, Ben

Before His Time: The Untold Story of Harry T. Moore, America's First Civil Rights Martyr

336 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., index, $19.95 paper

February 2005

University Press of Florida

Before Martin Luther King Jr. began to preach, before the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and before Rosa Parks' bus ride, Harry T. Moore toiled on behalf of the NAACP and the Progressive Voters League in Jim Crow Florida. In 1951, a bomb placed under his bed ended his life. Using previously unavailable FBI files, Green introduces his readers to the villainous and the virtuous in Jim Crow Florida. "We can only share the author's admiration for his subject's singular achievement...Green has performed a valuable service in bringing attention once more to this courageous man."--The New York Times

LC 2005042241, ISBN 0-8130-2837-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


975.9

Greenbaum, Andrea (Editor)

Jews of South Florida (The Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life)

268 pp., 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", 151 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of New England

"...The Jews who formed part of the force that shaped the state from its inception are seen as integral to its history and its future. The brilliance of the essays [here] is that we are given a multitude of perspectives on how this perception was created and how true it is now and will be in the future. Not 'local Jewish history' but a readable attempt to sketch the complexity of Jewish life in Florida from the rabbis to the gangsters and everything between."--Sander L. Gilman, Weidenfeld Professor of European Comparative Literature, St. Anne's College, Oxford

LC 2004028283, ISBN 1-58465-309-4

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: RS


976.03

Williams, Patrick G., S. Charles Bolton, and Jeannie M. Whayne (Editors)

A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest

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

April 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

While the Louisiana purchase has been seen as a great boon for the United States, doubling the size of the new nation and securing American navigation on the Mississippi River, it also brought turmoil to many. Many of the essays in A Whole Country in Commotion look at the portion of the Louisiana territory that would become Arkansas to illustrate the profound impact of the purchase on the diverse populations of the American Southwest. Others explore the woeful commotion brought to many thousands of lives as Jefferson's "noble bargain" set the stage for the forced migration of native and African Americans from the east to the west of the Mississippi.

LC 2004025295, ISBN 1-55728-784-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


976.3

Brasseaux, Carl A.

French, Cajun, Creole, Houma: A Primer on Francophone Louisiana

176 pp., 5" x 7", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Louisiana State University Press

In recent years, ethnographers have recognized south Louisiana as home to perhaps the most complex rural society in North America. More than a dozen French-speaking immigrant groups have been identified there, Cajuns and white Creoles being the most famous. In this guide to the amazing social, cultural, and linguistic variation within Louisiana's French-speaking region, Carl A. Brasseaux presents an overview of the origins and evolution of all the Francophone communities.

LC 2004019011, ISBN 0-8071-3036-2

AASL: R, S/HS

PLA: RS


976.4

Thompson, Frank

The Alamo

128 pp., 8 1/2" x 11 3/4", 71 color and 65 b&w illus., index, $24.95 paper

February 2005

The University of North Texas Press

Frank Thompson, an expert on the Alamo and a consultant for the recent Disney movie, tells herein the full story of the Alamo in a sumptuous, full-color presentation suitable for all audiences. In addition to narrating the battle itself and the events leading up to it, Thompson explores how the Alamo has been viewed by historians and by those in the entertainment industry, searching diligently for the truth and highlighting bias and mythology. "For readers who seek information concerning the Alamo battle and its place in the national psyche, The Alamo constitutes one-stop shopping."--Professor Stephen L. Hardin

LC 2005274845, ISBN 1-57441-194-2

AASL: RS/MS

PLA: G


976.6

Hoig, Stan

Fort Reno and the Indian Territory Frontier

320 pp., 6" x 9", 48 illus., $16.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

The story of Fort Reno, as detailed here by Stan Hoig, touches on several of the most important topics of nineteenth-century Western history: the great cattle drives, Indian pacification and the Plains Wars, railroads, white settlement, and the Oklahoma land rushes. Hoig deals not only with Fort Reno, but also with Darlington agency, the Chisolm Trail, and the trading activities in Indian Territory from 1874 to approximately 1900. The author includes maps, photographs, and illustrations to enhance the narrative and guide the reader, like a scout, through a time of treacherous but fascinating events in the Old West.

LC 00-010164, ISBN 1-55728-809-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


977.2

Mills, Randy K.

Jonathan Jennings: Indiana's First Governor

259 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", bibliog., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Indiana Historical Society Press

A groundbreaking look at Indiana's first governor and his rise to the pinnacle of power followed by the tragic circumstances that left him anonymous to the Hoosier public.

LC 2005047490, ISBN 0-87195-182-7

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: G


977.3

Biles, Roger

Illinois: A History of the Land and Its People

351 pp., 6" x 9", illus., notes, index, $37.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

November 2005

Northern Illinois University Press

In this far-reaching but compact history, Roger Biles provides a much-needed, up-to-date account of the state's development from the early native settlements to the present. While devoting attention to the touchstones of the state's history, Illinois highlights also the achievements of ordinary people, including the women, the African Americans, and the other minorities who-along with the politicians, the captains of industry, and the military heroes-contributed to the state's growth and prosperity. Written in an accessible style and including numerous illustrations, Illinois will appeal to students of history and general readers alike.

LC 2005007279, ISBN 0-87580-349-0 (c.), ISBN 0-87580-604-X (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


978.02

Robinson, Charles M. III (Editor)

The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume Two: July 29, 1876-April 7, 1878

360 pp., 6" x 9", 25 photos, 2 maps, index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

The University of North Texas Press

The second book in a six-book series on the journals of a significant western military history officer, aide-de-camp to General George Crook and witness to battles of the Great Sioux War. Volume 2 covers the infamous Horse Meat March, the Powder River Expedition, Ranald Mackenzie's destruction of a main Cheyenne camp in the Dull Knife Fight, and Bourke's retrospective of service in Tucson, Arizona. Volume 1 in 2002 was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. "This is a must for the library of everyone interested in the Indians and the military frontier."--Professor Paul A. Hutton

LC 2002152293, ISBN 1-57441-196-9

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: G


978.9'04

Boomhower, Ray E.

The Sword and The Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace

164 pp., 7 1/4" x 8 3/4", photos, index, bibliog., $15.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Indiana Historical Society Press

The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace includes numerous photographs and illustrations of Wallace and the people he met and events he participated in during his lifetime. The son of an Indiana governor, Wallace became passionate about books and combat. He tried to win lasting fame through service for the Union cause on the battlefield during the Civil War, but instead won honor and glory through a quieter pastime: writing. His novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, became one of the country's best-loved books and was made into two successful Hollywood films.

LC 2005049291, ISBN 0-87195-185-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


979.01

Garate, Donald

Juan Bautista de Anza: Basque Explorer in the New World, 1693-1740

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", illus., index $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Nevada Press

The first biography of an eighteenth-century Basque immigrant who became a silver miner, cattle rancher, and commander of the cavalry in Sonora, Mexico. For this comprehensive biography of Anza, Garate spent more than ten years researching archives in Spain and the Americas. The result is a striking and important account of the Spanish borderlands and the hardy, ambitious colonists who populated them. "While biography has fallen out of favor somewhat with academic historians, in the hands of skilled practitioners it can be exciting and revealing, social history at its best. Such is the case with Garate's work on Juan Bautista de Anza."--Choice

LC 2002155365, ISBN 0-87417-505-4 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-626-3 (p.)

AAS: R, S/P

PLA: G


979.3'03

Moore, Roberta and Scott Slovic (Editors)

Wild Nevada: Testimonies on Behalf of the Desert

172 pp., 5" x 7", $15.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

University of Nevada Press

For many people beyond Nevada's borders, the state is no more than the nation's desert dumping ground for the storage of horrible things. Others know it only for gambling and entertainment. This scandal belies the beauty and wonder of the state's wilderness areas and the cultural resources to be found there. In Wild Nevada, editors Roberta Moore and Scott Slovic have assembled twenty-nine writers who know and love the Nevada wilderness to testify on its behalf. Contributors include literary artists and scholars, environmental and community activists, politicians, ranchers, and scientists. The voices here speak for Nevada, but they also speak for the importance of wilderness everywhere.

LC 2004020180, ISBN 0-87417-613-1

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


979.3'13

Moehring, Eugene P. and Michael S. Green

Las Vegas: A Centennial History

284 pp., 7" x 9", 77 b&w photos, index, $44.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

University of Nevada Press

The city of Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905. Since then, it has grown from a ramshackle village to a sprawling metropolitan area of well over a million people. Eugene Moehring and Michael Green have studied and written about Las Vegas for many years, and with this book they offer a detailed, knowledgeable account of the growth of this unique city, the impact of politics, and the city's struggle to establish a diversified economy. The authors' scope extends chronologically from the Paiute people who settled around the artesian springs that gave the city its name, to the construction of the latest megaresort.

LC 2004017239, ISBN 0-87417-611-5 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-615-8 (p.)

AASL: RS, S/HS, P


979.4'48

Sprague, Marguerite

Bodie's Gold: Tall Tales and True History from a California Mining Town

264 pp., 7" x 10", 79 b&w photos, index, $34.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Nevada Press

The Bodie Mining District was established in 1860 after the discovery of gold deposits in the area. The boom ended just twenty years later, and the town began its long, slow decline, surviving into the twentieth century as a small town supported by a few steady mines. Mining ended with World War II. What remained of the town became a state park in 1964. In Bodie's Gold, Marguerite Sprague uncovers the original sources for information whenever possible, from the first mining claims to interviews with Bodieites alive today. Enhanced with historic photographs and newspaper quotations, this book is a fascinating account of life in a Gold Rush boomtown.

LC 2002151291, ISBN 0-87417-511-9 (c.), ISBN 0-87417-628-X (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


979.5'3

Lansing, Ronald B.

Nimrod: Courts, Claims, and Killing on the Oregon Frontier

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

June 2005

Washington State University Press

In 1852, 72-year-old Nimrod O'Kelly, one of the first pioneers to stake a claim in the lush Willamette valley, found himself in a dispute over his land. The result left young Jeremiah Mahoney dead, a gaping shotgun wound in his chest. The events that followed provide an intricate look at life and law on the frontier-a place without jails, courtrooms, coroners, or crime labs-where convicted murderers often met their end on the gallows. With marvelous depth and a lawyer's insight, the author presents Nimrod's incredible story from its simple beginning to its astonishing conclusion.

LC 2005001335, ISBN 0-87422-280-X

AASL: R, S/P


979.7'37

Stratton, David H. (Editor)

Spokane and the Inland Empire: An Interior Pacific Northwest Anthology

240 pp., 6" x 9", illus., photos, $21.95 paper, CIP included

December 2005

Washington State University Press

Essential aspects of Inland Pacific Northwest history, prehistory, geography, and architecture are presented here by nine noted regional and national experts. This succinct volume describes the region's historical geographic systems, prehistoric Plateau Indian dwellings, Palouse tribal history, the woman suffrage movement in eastern Washington, a century of Columbia Plateau agriculture, Spokane's bitter labor disputes prior to World War I, the firm grasp of Dutch investors on the city's early business community, the exceptional architecture of Spokane's Kirtland Cutter, and the legacy of Expo '74.

LC 2004021235, ISBN 0-87422-277-X

AASL: S, R/P

PLA: S


979.8

Fienup-Riordan, Ann

Yup'ik Elders at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on its Head

352 pp., 9" x 12", 362 illus. (330 in color), notes, glossary, appendix, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

University of Washington Press

The collection of Yup'ik ethnographic material acquired in 1882-83 by the Norwegian adventurer Johan Adrian Jacobsen for the Royal Museum of Ethnology in Berlin is one of the earliest and largest from Alaska's Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta. This account of the visit made in 1997 by a delegation of Yup'ik elders to study the collection recounts their discussions as they examine the artifacts and describe how the various objects were made and used. Their descriptions, based on a detailed oral history and first-hand-experience of working with similar objects, are imparted through songs, stories, and personal narratives.

LC 2004055488, ISBN 0-295-98464-3

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: O

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980-999 South American and Other History

985.22

Starn, Orin, Carlos Ivan Degregori, and Robin Kirk (Editors)

The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics

600 pp., 6" x 9", illus., suggested readings, index, $94.95 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

November 2005

Duke University Press

As often as not, Peru has been portrayed in broad extremes: as the land of the richest treasures, the bloodiest conquest, the most poignant ballads, and the most violent revolutionaries. This revised and updated second edition of The Peru Reader offers a deeper understanding of the complex country that lies behind these claims. The volume covers Peru's history from its extraordinary pre-Columbian civilizations to its citizens' twenty-first-century struggles to achieve dignity and justice in a multicultural nation where Andean, African, Amazonian, Asian, and European traditions meet.

LC 2005011391, ISBN 0-8223-3655-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3649-9 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


990

Higman, B.W.

Plantation Jamaica, 1750-1850: Capital and Control in a Colonial Economy

450 pp., 7" x 10", illus., maps, $65.00 cloth

November 2005

University of the West Indies Press

Plantation Jamaica analyses the important but neglected role of the attorneys who managed estates, chiefly for absentee proprietors, and assesses their efficiency and impact on Jamaica during slavery and freedom. Meticulous research based on a variety of sources, including the attorneys' letters, plantation papers and slave registration records, provides rich quantitative and literary data describing the attorneys' role, status, range of activities and demographic characteristics. Higman charts both the extent of absentee ownership and the complex structure of the managerial hierarchy that stretched across the Atlantic.

ISBN 976-640-165-9

AASL: R, S/P

PLA: S


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