2007 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, and Statistics

350-359 Public Administration and Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, and Statistics


302.23

Jenkins, Henry

Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

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

August 2006

New York University Press

Media analyst Henry Jenkins delves beneath the new media hype to uncover the important cultural transformations that are taking place as media converge. He takes us into the secret world of Survivor Spoilers, where internet users pool their knowledge to unearth the shows secrets before they're even aired. He introduces us to Harry Potter fans who are writing their own Hogwarts tales while executives at Warner Brothers struggle for control of their franchise. Convergence Culture maps a new territory: where old and new media intersect, where grassroots and corporate media collide, where the power of the media producer and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways.

LC 2006007358, ISBN 978-0-8147-4281-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


302.23

Theall, Donald F.

The Virtual Marshall McLuhan

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

September 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Marshall McLuhan was a prophetic poet who explored subjects from the occult and esoteric to everyday popular culture and the emerging digital revolution. Written in an accessible, engaging manner, this book sheds new light on McLuhan's goals and the background to his influential writings. Donald Theall explores and explains the significance of the emergence of McLuhan as an important figure in the development of an understanding of culture, communication, and technology. He reveals important information about McLuhan and his relationships with his earliest collaborator and life-long friend, anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, as well as with Theall himself, McLuhan's first doctoral student.

C00901053X, ISBN 978-0-7735-2119-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3154-3 (p.)

PLA: S


302.522

Hankiss, Elemér

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age

425 pp., 6" x 9", index, $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press (co-published by The Johns Hopkins University Press)

Elemér Hankiss shows how human beings act simultaneously in two plays. On the "trivial" surface of their everyday lives, they work, make money, raise children, build houses, and do many other things. At the same time, they also act in the "existential" drama of their lives-even if they are not aware of doing so. They construct and reconstruct their selves each day by striving for authenticity, the intense experience of being, dignity, meaning, and the hope of immortality. Hankiss explores this interaction between the trivial and existential, in the process unfolding its context in "consumer civilization.

LC 2006002667, ISBN 978-0-8018-8420-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8018-8421-4 (p.)

PLA: G


303.48

Fischer, Hervé

Digital Shock: Confronting the New Reality

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

September 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Hervé Fischer believes that the digital revolution is a definitive moment in human history, as important as the discovery of fire. Deceptively quiet, it is invasive, radical, and affects all aspects of human activity. Fischer cautions that we need to develop a cyberphilosophy to confront this new reality. In Digital Shock, the first English translation of his critically acclaimed Le Choc du numérique: ç l'aube d'une nouvelle civilization, le triomphe des cyberprimitifs, Fischer warns that we must take a critical approach to these immensely beneficial, yet potentially devastating, technologies.

C20069018898, ISBN 978-0-7735-3114-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


303.48

Mackenzie, Ross

When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle: The Chatauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1985-1989

212 pp., 6" x 9", index, $59.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

The University of South Carolina Press

This volume tells the story of face-to-face citizen diplomacy that brought together Americans and Soviets during the closing years of the cold war. Looking at five conferences held between 1985 and 1989, Mackenzie recounts the experiences of artists, diplomats, government officials, and interested citizens who joined together for a unique mix of political debates, artistic performances, open discussions, and socializing. Sponsored by the Chautauqua Institution, a center for arts, education, and religion in western New York, these conferences offer a snapshot of the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union just before the collapse of the Soviet government.

LC 2006004523, ISBN 978-1-57003-635-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-57003-636-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


303.483

Benkler, Yochai

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

528 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 b&w illus., index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Yale University Press

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at a crucial moment of transition. Benkler discusses the legal issues that confront us and warns that the Internet's promise of greater individual freedom, cultural diversity, and political discourse is not guaranteed unless we make the right decisions now. "Benkler excels...in bringing together disparate strands of the new information economy...His defense of the Internet's power to enrich people's lives is often stirring."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2005028316, ISBN 978-0-300-11056-2

PLA: G


303.662

Kant, Immanuel

Toward Perpetual Peace and Other Writings on Politics, Peace, and History

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $45.00 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

Kant's views on politics, peace, and history as expressed in writings remain as relevant today as when they were written over two centuries ago. This volume contains a comprehensive collection of Kant's writings on international relations theory and political philosophy, newly translated and accompanied by essays. Pauline Kleingeld provides an introduction to the main themes of the volume. Three essays by distinguished contributors follow: Jeremy Waldron on Kant's theory of the state; Michael Doyle on the implications of Kant's political theory for his theory of international relations; Allen Wood on Kant's philosophical approach to history and its current relevance.

LC 2006004019, ISBN 978-0-300-11794-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-11070-8 (p.)

PLA: S


303.662

O'Malley, Padraig, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson

Sticks and Stones: Living with Uncertain Wars

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

October 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

Albert Einstein famously remarked that he did not know what weapons would be used in World War III, but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones. In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars, government officials, politicians, journalists, and statesmen examine what can be learned from the wars of the twentieth century and how that knowledge might help us as we step ever so perilously into the twenty-first.

LC 2006017930, ISBN 978-1-55849-534-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-535-7 (p.)

PLA: G


304.25

Masood, Ehsan and Daniel Schaffer (Editors)

Dry: Life Without Water

192 pp., 7" x 9", 85 color illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Harvard University Press

In a world of finite resources, where the struggle for shrinking sources of water intensifies daily, these stories--collected over three years by photographers, writers, and scientists from four continents--are a source of hope and wonder. This book contains a wealth of information and images designed to further awareness of the vast array of life that is carried on precariously yet proudly on the earth's driest lands.

LC 2005029424, ISBN 978-0-674-02224-9

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: O


305

Rabasa, Angel, et al.

Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 1, The Global Jihadist Movement

226 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, 5 figures, bibliog., $30.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

RAND Corporation

This book details part one of a two-part RAND project that aims to increase understanding of future threats from terrorist and other extremist organizations through analyses that weave together the various strands informing U.S. thinking on the war on terror. Part one examines al-Qaeda and how it has changed since 9/11, and looks at terrorist groups in the jihadist movement that may not formally be part of al-Qaeda but have assimilated al-Qaeda's worldview and concept of mass-casualty terrorist attacks. This, the authors believe, is where the current center of gravity lies in the global terrorist threat.

LC 2006025205, ISBN 978-0-8330-3930-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G, S


305

Rabasa, Angel, et al.

Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe

214 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, 1 figure, bibliog., $25.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

RAND Corporation

This book details part two of a two-part RAND project that aims to increase understanding of future threats from terrorist and other extremist organizations through analyses that weave together the various strands informing U.S. thinking on the war on terror. Part two examines other violent Islamist and non-Islamist groups, without known links to al-Qaeda, that threaten U.S. interests and allies, and looks at the nexus between terrorism and organized crime. The authors conclude with policy recommendations to counter al-Qaeda's ideology and links between global and local jihadist organizations, while strengthening the capabilities of front-line states and moderate civil society groups

LC 2006025206, ISBN 978-0-8330-3932-3

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G, S


305.235

Savin-Williams, Ritch C.

The New Gay Teenager

288 pp., 5" x 8", bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Harvard University Press

Gay, straight, bisexual: how much does sexual orientation matter to a teenager's mental health or sense of identity? In this down-to-earth book, filled with the voices of young people speaking for themselves, Ritch Savin-Williams argues that the standard image of gay youth presented by mental health researchers--as depressed, isolated, drug-dependent, even suicidal--may have been exaggerated even twenty years ago, and is far from accurate today.

LC 2004059787, ISBN 978-0-674-01673-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-674-02256-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


305.235

Shapiro, Faydra

Building Jewish Roots: The Israel Experience

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

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Thousands of young North American Jews visit Israel every year on organized, educational, heritage tours. Israel Experience Programs present religion, homeland, and nation to participants in compelling and sometimes unsettling ways. Supported by Jewish communal institutions, these programs are encouraged for their presumed value in combating assimilation and a loss of Jewish culture. Faydra Shapiro suggests that their real success may lie elsewhere.

C20069011427, ISBN 978-0-7735-3065-2

PLA: G


305.235

Wilson, Brian

Fight, Flight, or Chill: Subcultures, Youth, and Rave into the Twenty-First Century

230 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", photos, index, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Rave is one of the first distinct and significant youth subcultures to emerge since the early days of punk rockers and skinheads. A middle-class culture renowned for drug use, computer-generated "techno" music, and all-night dance parties, rave has been described as everything from a drug cult to a neo-hippie community. Brian Wilson uses his ethnographic research on rave during the mid and late 1990s in Southern Ontario to discuss the ways in which young people participate in social and cultural life at the turn of the millennium.

C2005906514-1, ISBN 978-0-7735-3013-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3061-4 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG


305.31

Nathanson, Paul and Katherine K. Young

Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture

392 pp., 6" x 9", index, $32.95 cloth, $19.95 paper

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young argue that since the 1990s men have been portrayed in popular culture as evil, inadequate, or honorary women. From Designing Women, Home Improvement, Oprah, and Cape Fear to Hallmark cards, comic strips, and The New York Times columns of Anna Quindlen. The first of a three-part series, Spreading Misandry offers an impressive critique of popular culture to identify a phenomenon that is just now being recognized as a serious cultural problem--misandry, the sexist counterpart of misogyny.

C20019008198, ISBN 978-0-7735-2272-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3099-7 (p.)

PLA: S


305.312

Mansfield, Harvey C.

Manliness

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Yale University Press

This provocative book offers the first comprehensive study of manliness--a quality our "gender-neutral society" does not like, but cannot get rid of. "An important book...Manliness is not merely an engaging book about philosophy: it is that much rarer thing--a genuinely philosophical book that enlists the reader in the adventure of thought."--The New Criterion

LC 2005023687, ISBN 978-0-300-10664-0

PLA: G


305.32

Nathanson, Paul and Katherine K. Young

Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination against Men

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

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Sensationalized events such as the public response to Lorena Bobbitt after she cut off her abusive husband's penis, fascination provoked by Anita Hill's allegations about Clarence Thomas, and the exploitation of the mass murder of fourteen women in Montreal have been processed through popular culture since the 1990s producing pervasive misandry--contempt for men, the counterpart of misogyny. The authors believe that this reveals a shift in the United States and Canada to a worldview based on ideological feminism, which presents all issues from the point of view of women and explicitly or implicitly attacks men as a class.

C2005-9024836, ISBN 978-0-7735-2862-8

PLA: S


305.409

Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson

Before They Could Vote: American Women's Autobiographical Writing 1819-1919

472 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., $75.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

The life narratives in this collection are by ethnically diverse women of energy and ambition-some well known, some forgotten over generations-who confronted barriers of gender, class, race, and sexual difference as they pursued or adapted to adventurous new lives in a rapidly changing America. The engaging selections-from captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, criminal confessions, and childhood sketches-span a hundred years in which women increasingly asserted themselves publicly. "A fine selection of diverse voices."--Publishers Weekly. "Will change the ways we understand gender, class, ethnicity, culture, and nation in nineteenth-century America."--Susanna Egan, author of Mirror Talk: Genres of Crisis in Contemporary Society

LC 2006006984, ISBN 978-0-299-22050-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-22054-9 (p.)

PLA: O


305.409

Zanganeh, Lila Azam (Editor)

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored Iranian Voices

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", illus., $14.00 paper

April 2006

Beacon Press

This collection showcases the real scope and complexity of Iran through the work of a stellar group of contributors--including Azar Nafisi and with original art by Marjane Satrapi. Their collective goal is to counter the many existing cultural and political clichés about Iran. Some of the pieces concern feminism, sexuality, or eroticism under the Islamic Republic; others are unorthodox political testimonies or about race and religion. Almost all these contributors have broken artistic and cultural taboos in their work.

LC 2005027496, ISBN 978-0-8070-0463-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


305.48

Méndez-Negrete, Josie

Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed

224 pp., 6 1/4" x 8", glossary, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

Duke University Press

Las hijas de Juan shatters the silence surrounding experiences of incest within a working-class Mexican American family. Both a feminist memoir and a hopeful meditation on healing, it is Josie Méndez-Negrete's story of how she and her siblings and mother survived years of violence and sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

LC 2006008058, ISBN 978-0-8223-3880-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3896-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.489

Burfoot, Annette and Susan Lord (Editors)

Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence

340 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, $38.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The essays in Killing Women find important connections in the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. The book's extensive cultural contexts acknowledge and engage with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation produce or reproduce the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? This book adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence by discussing nationalism and war, feminist media, and the depiction of violence throughout society.

ISBN 978-0-88920-497-3

PLA: S


305.513

Iversen, Roberta Rehner and Annie Laurie Armstrong

Jobs Aren't Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families

296 pp., 6" x 9", 2 b&w illus., 16 tables, 1 map, 1 figure, $74.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Temple University Press

Jobs Aren't Enough demonstrates that the social institutions of family, education, labor market, and policy all intersect to both influence and inhibit employment mobility. Iversen and Armstrong use the eye-opening interviews of twenty-five workers and those linked to them--children, teachers, job trainers, and employers--in this examination of the obstacles to economic mobility faced by low-income families. Spanning five cities over five years, these wrenching stories show how outdated prevailing ideas about opportunity, merit, and "bootstraps" truly are.

LC 2005046668, ISBN 978-1-59213-355-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-356-7 (p.)

PLA: G


305.8

Appadurai, Arjun

Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger

176 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", bibliog., index, $64.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Duke University Press

Arjun Appadurai turns his attention to the complex dynamics fueling large-scale, culturally motivated violence, from the genocides that racked Eastern Europe, Rwanda, and India in the early 1990s to the contemporary "war on terror." Providing a conceptually innovative framework for understanding sources of global violence, he describes how the nation-state has grown ambivalent about minorities at the same time that minorities, because of global communication technologies and migration flows, increasingly see themselves as parts of powerful global majorities. By exacerbating the inequalities produced by globalization, the volatile, slippery relationship between majorities and minorities foments the desire to eradicate cultural difference.

LC 2005037849, ISBN 978-0-8223-3834-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3863-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


305.8

Stowe, Gene and Carl A. Sergio

Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will

240 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illus., bibliog., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

University Press of Mississippi

"A vivid portrait of a time that is poorly understood in America. The narrative at its heart is simple enough. Two white women, known in their community as eccentric old spinsters, decide to leave a large portion of their land to a black family whom they have been close to for years...This is a fascinating and well-told story, specific and focused, that makes a larger point. It has a fresh and original feel, and adds another dimension of understanding to the troubled racial history of the South."--Frye Gaillard, author of Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America

LC 2005032820, ISBN 978-1-57806-864-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


305.89

Jamero, Peter

Growing Up Brown: Memoirs of a Filipino American

348 pp., 6" x 9", 52 b&w illus., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

University of Washington Press

Peter Jamero's story of hardship and success illuminates the experience of what he calls the "bridge generation"--the American-born children of the Filipinos recruited as farm workers in the 1920s and 30s. Their experiences span the gap between these early immigrants and those Filipinos who owe their U.S. residency to the liberalization of immigration laws in 1965. Like Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart, Jamero's narrative resonates with themes of heartbreaking struggle against racism and poverty and eventual triumph.

LC 2006013057, ISBN 978-0-295-98642-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


305.892

Sarfatti, Michele Translated by John and Anne C. Tedeschi

The Jews in Mussolini's Italy: From Equality to Persecution

438 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w photos, 2 maps, 6 tables, index, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Italian historian Michele Sarfatti uses thorough and careful statistical evidence to document how the Italian social climate changed from relatively just too irredeemably prejudicial. He begins with a history of Italian Jews in the decades before fascism-when Jews were fully integrated into Italian national life-and provides a deft and comprehensive history from fascism's rise in 1922 to its defeat in 1945. "This rich and compassionate study of the plight of Italy's Jews combines vivid narrative with scrupulous historical accuracy."--Booklist. "Prodigiously documented and definitive."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2005033028, ISBN 978-0-299-21730-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-21734-1 (p.)

PLA: S


305.897

DeMott, Tom

Into the Hearts of the Amazons: In Search of a Modern Matriarchy

280 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Into the Hearts of the Amazons is part rousing travel adventure through a little-known world and part popular ethnography, exploring how Zapotec women earned their legendary status in a remote corner of southern Mexico. To satisfy his curiosity about this culture, journalist Tom DeMott journeyed to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where he discovered a thriving modern-day matriarchy among the people of the Isthmus--a cultural crossroads, breeding ground for rebels, and home to a half-million Zapotecs. "Demott's investigative zeal translates into a solid and engaging work of travel narrative."--Library Journal

LC 2005032818, ISBN 978-0-299-21640-5

PLA: G


306.097

Fischer, Claude S. and Michael Hout

Century of Difference: How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years

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

November 2006

Russell Sage Foundation

"This landmark study carefully charts major social changes over the twentieth century that have profoundly affected our American lives. Like all good sociology, it provides a big picture interpretation that helps us better understand our own experiences in the context of larger social realities. History here illuminates the important, current trajectories of life. Century of Difference will serve social scientists and historians alike for many years to come as the authoritative reference on the previous century's key social changes."--Professor Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame

LC 2006021640, ISBN 978-0-87154-352-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, G


306.209

Estes, Todd

The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture

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

February 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"The Jay Treaty marked a decisive turning point in framing an international settlement after the American Revolution. Todd Estes demonstrates that its ratification also marked an important step in the evolution of American politics. He shows that the debate over the treaty opened national politics to public opinion, as Republicans and then Federalists worked to develop linkages between the national capitol and the people in their localities in order to shape the outcome."--John L. Brooke, author of The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Cul-ture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861

LC 2005081481, ISBN 978-1-55849-515-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


306.209

Schmuhl, Robert

In So Many Words: Arguments and Adventures

224 pp., 6" x 9", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"If you--like most of us--find wisdom and wit in seriously short supply, you can get yourself an immediate refill by reading and relishing Robert Schmuhl's In So Many Words. In his inspired essay on U.S. foreign policy, 'Going Our Way,' Schmuhl proves to be a prophet--with both honor and wisdom; in 'Confessions of a Quote Slut,' his humor pulls back the curtain and reveals 'dark secrets' about those of us who make contemporary journalism. I am completely confident if you read 'Between Books' and 'Scout's Honor'--and the pieces in between--Schmuhl, just as he made me, will make you laugh and will make you think." --Mark Shields, syndicated columnist

LC 2006018594, ISBN 978-0-268-04123-6

PLA: G


306.22

Best, Joel

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

212 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 14 line illus., 15 text boxes, index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

University of California Press

"A literate, fast-moving, and engaging account of short-lived innovations in contemporary societies. Best is one of the few sociologists who actually has a sense of humor."--John Lofland, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis. "A marvelous antidote to the infectious bite of the fad bug, and should be required reading for all optimists who believe we can move towards perfection by adopting the latest 'breakthrough paradigm.' If enthusiasm for transforming your organization persists after reading this engaging book, then read it again. Repeat as often as necessary, or until irrational exuberance has dissipated."--Robert Birnbaum, author of Management Fads in Higher Education

LC 2005022128, ISBN 978-0-520-24626-3

PLA: G


306.235

Comacchio, Cynthia

The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920 to 1950

308 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Adolescence is more than a biologically defined stage. It is also a sociohistorical construction defined by societal needs, scientific precepts, and national aspirations relative to historic conditions. Adolescence assumed an identifiably modern form during the years between the Great War and 1950. With this book, Comacchio captures what it meant for young Canadians to inhabit this stage of life within the context of a young nation caught up in the historic self-formation that would make modern Canada. She offers the first detailed study of adolescence in early-twentieth-century Canada and demonstrates how they became the nation's first modern teenagers.

ISBN 978-0-88920-488-1

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG, RS


306.622

Bellah, Robert N. and Steven M. Tipton (Editors)

The Robert Bellah Reader

568 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Duke University Press

Perhaps best known for his coauthored bestselling books Habits of the Heart and The Good Society, Bellah is a truly visionary leader in the social study of religion. For more than four decades, he has examined the role of religion in modern and premodern societies, attempting to discern how religious meaning is formed and how it shapes ethical and political practices. The Robert Bellah Reader brings together twenty-eight of Bellah's seminal essays. While the essays span a period of more than forty years, nearly half of them were written in the past decade, many in the past few years.

LC 2006011059, ISBN 978-0-8223-3855-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3871-0 (p.)

PLA: G


306.74

Adler, Polly Introduction by Rachel Rubin

A House Is Not a Home

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

October 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

Polly Adler's "house"--the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title--was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s. This new edition of Adler's autobiography brings back into print a book that was a mass phenomenon. "This is a truly important contribution to American history--in many fields: immigration, women's history, urban history, and cultural history. Rubin's introduction is wonderfully written and surveys, thematically, all the issues that should be covered."--Ruth Rosen, author of Lost Sisterhood: Prostitution in America, 1900-1918.

LC 2006018584, ISBN 978-1-55849-559-3

PLA: G


306.76

Gilreath, Shannon

Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today

163 pp., 6" x 9", $42.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

The University of Akron Press

Contemporary and controversial, Shannon Gilreath's Sexual Politics is an important update to the continuing debate over the place of gay people in American law, politics, and religion. Gilreath skillfully navigates a number of complex issues, including the delicate balance between sexual privacy and public equality, the entwining of religion and U.S. law and politics, and gay marriage. He offers astute academic observation and depth of personal reflection to create an unmatched critique of gay people in American society. This book is vital for the serious legal and political student and the informed general reader alike.

LC 2006002269, ISBN 978-1-931968-34-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


306.76

Jennings, Kevin

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth

August 2006

Beacon Press

Growing up poor in the South, Kevin Jennings learned many things, especially about how to be a real man. When his father, a fundamentalist preacher, dropped dead at his son's eighth birthday party, Kevin already knew he wasn't supposed to cry. He also knew there was no salvation for homosexuals, who weren't "real men"--or Christians, for that matter. But Jennings found his salvation in school, inspired by his mother. Kevin, propelled by her dream, found a world beyond poverty. He earned a scholarship to Harvard and discovered his vocation as a teacher, later founding the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.

LC 2006001275, ISBN 978-0-8070-7146-5

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306.84

Cantor, Donald J., et al.

Same-Sex Marriage: The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America

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

April 2006

Wesleyan University Press

A persuasive history and clearly argued case for same-sex marriage. Few recent topics have claimed as much media and political attention as the fight for the right of same-sex couples to marry legally. In this practical guide to the issues and their history, chapters explore how we have arrived at our current understandings of homosexuality and marriage, the impact of same-sex marriage on same-sex relationships and families, the practical civil benefits denied to persons who are not allowed to marry, and the 40-year evolution in American law as it relates to sexual behavior.

LC 2005044868, ISBN 978-0-8195-6812-0

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306.874

Sidel, Ruth

Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream

265 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

University of California Press

"This work becomes a call for what all families need in order to succeed: decent jobs at a living wage, comprehensive healthcare, and adequate child care. It is an eye-opening education that should be required reading for every elected official and policymaker prior to enacting any welfare-reform legislation or reduction in social services. "--Library Journal (starred review). "This pioneering new study is an education for the nation. Sidel shatters all the old familiar negative myths and harsh stereotypes about single mothers, and gives us instead the unvarnished truth about their diverse lives, their courageous struggles to raise their children, and their genuine family values."--Senator Edward M. Kennedy

LC 2005016915, ISBN 978-0-520-23826-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-520-24772-7 (p.)

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307.341

Freeman, Lance

There Goes the 'Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up

248 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illus., 2 tables, 1 figure, $69.50 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Temple University Press

"There Goes the 'Hood reveals the complexity of the gentrification process, particularly in terms of the meaning the process has for indigenous residents and the disparate forms it takes. Using a refreshing methodological approach, Freeman offers a nuanced lens to understand conceptualizations of gentrification and weigh its differential impact."--Michael Maly, author of Beyond Seg- regation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neigh-borhoods in the United States

LC 2005056054, ISBN 978-1-59213-436-6 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-437-3 (p.)

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307.341

Stanton, Cathy

The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City

304 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This is the best thing I have read on the politics of public history in a long time...Stanton has very fresh insights on the relationship between urban real estate developers and progressive public historians, and on what she calls 'rituals of reconnection' through which middle-class industrial historians and their middle-class visitors use places such as Lowell to connect with their grandparents' working-class backgrounds."--David Glassberg, author of Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life

LC 2006003180, ISBN 978-1-55849-546-3 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-547-0 (p.)

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307.76

Platt, Rutherford H. (Editor)

The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City

368 pp., 6" x 9", 57 illus., $80.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, healthier, safer, more ecological, and more equitable--in short, more "humane." This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable.

LC 2006019435, ISBN 978-1-55849-553-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-554-8 (p.)

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317.3

Carter, Susan B. (Editor), et al.

The Historical Statistics of the United States 5 Volume Set: Millennial Edition

5000 pp., 11" x 8 1/2", 2000 tables, $990.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2006

Cambridge University Press

Utilizing information from the 2000 Census, this reference set has been updated for the new millennium providing rich materials for both contemporary and historical researchers. A monumental work of collaborative scholarship providing a comprehensive compendium of statistics from over 1,000 sources recording every aspect of the history of the United States from population to prices; from voting patterns to Vietnam veterans; from energy to education; from abortions to zinc and everything in between. Over 80 scholars contributed to select, assemble, document the data, write the introductory essays, and analyze the material. Online version and bundle version also available, as well as sample chapters, at cambridge.org/us/americanhistory/hsus.

LC 2005027089, ISBN 978-0-5218-1791-2

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320-329 Political Science


320.509

Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth

Why Arendt Matters

240 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", 1 b&w illus., index, $22.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Yale University Press

Hannah Arendt's prize-winning biographer presents a concise guide to the great political philosopher's major works and thought in the inaugural volume of the Yale Why X Matters Series. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl shows how the ideas Arendt developed in the post-World War II years are just as relevant today, illuminating such vitally important topics as totalitarianism, terrorism, globalization, war, and 'radical evil.' "Young-Bruehl is more responsible with Arendt's work than others have been, and makes it clear by the end that Arendt should matter."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2006018235, ISBN 978-0-300-12044-8

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320.971

McMenemy, John

The Language of Canadian Politics: A Guide to Important Terms and Concepts, 4th Edition

435 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

With nearly 600 cross-referenced entries, The Language of Canadian Politics offers brief essays on the many facets of the Canadian political system, including institutions, events, laws, concepts, and public policies. Concisely written, it is an important resource for people interested in contemporary politics, as well as those interested in the historic context of contemporary political behavior. Readers not familiar with Canadian government and politics will find the book an invaluable introduction; others will welcome this updated indispensable reference. The fourth edition builds on the strengths of earlier editions. Almost every entry has been revised and many new ones have been added.

ISBN 978-0-88920-503-1

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320.973

O'Leary, Kevin

Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America

304 pp., 6" x 9", 2 tables, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper

September 2006

Stanford University Press

Saving Democracy presents a bold yet practical plan for reinventing American democracy for the twenty-first century. The book diagnoses contemporary political ills as symptoms of corruption in our large republic and develops a new understanding of representative democracy. Building on the ideas of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Saving Democracy shows how it is possible to combine the traditional town hall and the Internet to fashion a new theory of representative government that empowers citizens and bridges the enormous gap that now exists between the political elite and the average voter.

LC 2006017969, ISBN 978-0-8047-5497-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8047-5498-9 (p.)

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320.973

Wolfe, Alan

Does American Democracy Still Work?

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 1 b&w illus., $22.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Yale University Press

In this brilliant, non-partisan analysis, Wolfe identifies the political conditions that endanger the quality of our democracy and calls for Americans to overcome their indifference. "Wolfe's argument that a toxic brew of right-wing populism and moralistic politics has driven the nation and made it more difficult for American leaders to address public problems is convincing."--The Washington Post Book World. "It's an indispensable book for this political moment, and it may very well turn out to be a political classic."--San Francisco Chronicle

LC 2006008116, ISBN 978-0-300-10859-0

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321.07

Plato Translated and with introduction by R. E. Allen

The Republic

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

October 2006

Yale University Press

R. E. Allen's highly regarded translations of the dialogues of Plato have been praised for their faithfulness and readability. Many years in the making, his translation of The Republic has been eagerly awaited. This new, lucid rendition of Plato's greatest dialogue is the first major translation in English in a generation. It is likely to be the standard for years to come. "Students mystified by the old Cornford translation might find this one easier to grasp."--Library Journal

LC 2006000550, ISBN 978-0-300-11454-5

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322.409

Fisher, Dana R.

Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America

168 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, 1 figure, $24.95 cloth

September 2006

Stanford University Press

Granted unprecedented access to the "People's Project," an unknown yet influential organization driving left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the true story of outsourcing politics in America. Like major corporations that outsourced their customer service to companies abroad, the grassroots campaigns of national progressive movements--including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Human Rights Campaign--have been outsourced at different times to this single organization. During the 2004 presidential campaign, the Democratic Party followed a similar outsourcing model for their canvassing. Fisher examines the history and rationale behind political outsourcing on the Left, weaving together frank interviews with canvassers, political officials across the political spectrum, and "People's Project" management.

LC 2006009398, ISBN 978-0-8047-5217-6

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322.420

Austin, Curtis J.

Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party

488 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos, 12 drawings, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

Up Against the Wall chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and brought about the party's destruction. Austin shows how the party's early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. Austin carefully highlights the internal tension between advocates of a more radical position and those who believed in making community organizing and alliance building their first priorities.

LC 2006026040, ISBN 978-1-55728-827-1

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322.509

Peri, Yoram

Generals in the Cabinet Room: How the Military Shapes Israeli Policy

336 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, notes, works cited, index, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

United States Institute of Peace Press

Israel's foremost analyst of civil-military relations identifies and investigates a dramatic shift of power within Israel's political system. "This book has become even timelier since the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah. Peri, Israeli academic and adviser to the late Yitzak Rabin, examines the relationship in Israel between the government and the military (Israel Defense Forces, IDF) and analyzes the degree to which the IDF has influenced not just military policy, but also broad defense and foreign policy."--Choice. "Generals in the Cabinet Room is clearly the best book we have in English on the nature of the contemporary Israeli military."--Jewish Herald-Voice

LC 2005035175, ISBN 978-1-929223-82-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-929223-81-7 (p.)

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323

Jackson, Thomas F.

From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice

472 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 13 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

From Civil Rights to Human Rights examines King's lifelong commitments to economic equality, racial justice, and international peace. Drawing upon broad research in published sources and unpublished manuscript collections, Jackson positions King within the social movements and momentous debates of his time.

LC 2006050930, ISBN 978-0-8122-3969-0

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323

Jenkins, Brian Michael

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

254 pp., 6" x 9", foreword, 5 photos, 1 figure, index, $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

RAND Corporation

In this book, veteran terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins recommends a new strategy for America to fight terrorism at home and abroad while vigorously defending U.S. traditions of freedom and civil liberties. It is a work of scholarship, as well as a personal statement by one of the most celebrated experts in the world of terrorism research. Unconquerable Nation illuminates al-Qaeda's thinking and their perspective on the war on terrorism. Jenkins helps put the threat of terrorism into perspective, provides new strategies for strengthening ourselves at home, and offers arguments for how we do not have to sacrifice civil liberties in order to maintain and strengthen our security.

LC 2006017631, ISBN 978-0-8330-3893-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8330-3891-3 (p.)

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323.173

Romano, Renee and Leigh Raiford (Editors)

The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory

392 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w photos, 1 map, $59.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University of Georgia Press

How the civil rights movement is currently being remembered in American politics and culture--and why it matters--is the common theme of the thirteen essays in this unprecedented collection. These writings look at how civil rights memories become established as fact through museum exhibits, street naming, and courtroom decisions; how our visual culture transmits the memory of the movement; how certain aspects of the movement have come to be ignored in its "official" narrative; and how other political struggles have appropriated the memory of the movement.

LC 2005028940, ISBN 978-0-8203-2538-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8203-2814-0 (p.)

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323.322

Pybus, Cassandra

Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty

304 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 cloth, $16.00 paper

February 2006

Beacon Press

During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled their masters to find freedom with the British. Having emancipated themselves--and with the rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears--these men and women struggled tenaciously to make liberty a reality in their own lives. This alternative narrative of freedom fought for and won traces the stories of dozens of individuals--including Harry, one of George Washington's slaves--who left America and forged difficult new lives in far-flung corners of the British Empire.

LC 2005013093, ISBN 978-0-8070-5514-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-5515-1 (p.)

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323.46

Weaver, John C.

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900

512 pp., 6" x 9", illus., photos, index, $49.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 describes the appropriation and distribution of land by Europeans in the new world. By integrating the often-violent history of colonization of this period and the ensuing emergence of property rights with an examination of the decline of an aristocratic ruling class and the growth of democracy and the market economy, John Weaver describes how the landscapes of North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were transformed by the pursuit of resources.

C20029057051, ISBN 978-0-7735-2527-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3153-6 (p.)

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323.522

Dahl, Robert

On Political Equality

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 5 b&w illus., index, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Yale University Press

Robert A. Dahl, one of the world's most influential and respected political scientists, offers a thought-provoking exploration of political equality and its relation to democracy in On Political Equality. Dahl considers the history of political equality and looks to its future. Is it possible to close the huge gap between the ideal of equality and its actual achievement? How? Will there be greater inequality in the U.S.? "On Political Equality has all of the earmarks of a book by Robert A. Dahl--sharp edged reasoning, unfolding logic, and lucid writing."--Fred Greenstein, Princeton Univer-sity

LC 2006009072, ISBN 978-0-300-11607-6

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324.273

Nivola, Pietro S. and David W. Brady (Editors)

Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics and Causes of America's Polarized Politics

250 pp., 6" x 9", footnotes, references, tables, graphs, charts, index, $54.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2006

Brookings Institution Press (co-published by The Hoover Institution)

Analysts and pundits increasingly perceive a widening gulf between "red states" and "blue states." Yet the research to support that perception is scattered and sometimes difficult to parse. "The lead piece by William Galston and Pietro Nivola, both of Brookings, offers a modest bit of cheer to those who despair of our democracy in this season when we are swamped by nasty, negative campaign ads. They acknowledge that polarization is real--certainly in Congress and in some respects in the country as well. Galston and Nivola offer some useful counters to prevailing pessimism."--David S. Broder, The Washington Post

LC 2006034595, ISBN 978-0-8157-6082-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-6083-2 (p.)

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324.609

McDonald, Michael P. and John Samples (Editors)

The Marketplace of Democracy: Electoral Competition and American Politics

312 pp., 6" x 9", footnotes, references, charts, graphs, tables, color plates, index, $54.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Brookings Institution Press (co-published by The Cato Institute)

Since 1998, U.S. House incumbents have won a staggering 98 percent of their reelection races. Electoral competition is also low and in decline in most state and primary elections. The Marketplace of Democracy addresses the startling lack of competition in our democratic system. The contributors consider the historical development, legal background, and political aspects of a system that is supposed to be responsive and accountable yet for many is becoming stagnant, self-perpetuating, and tone-deaf. How did we get to this point, and what--if anything--should be done about it?

LC 2006022353, ISBN 978-0-8157-5580-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-5579-1 (p.)

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324.973

Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (Editors)

The Values Campaign? The Christian Right and the 2004 Elections

273 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $44.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Georgetown University Press

The Values Campaign? The Christian Right and the 2004 Elections reaches well beyond the instant analyses of the post-election period to provide an assessment of the role of the religious right in 2004. The contributors to this volume are among the leading scholars of religion and politics in the United States, and many have contributed for over a decade to ongoing discussions of the role played by the religious right in national elections.

LC 2006003009, ISBN 978-1-58901-109-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-58901-108-3 (p.)

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325.32

Banks, Kenneth J.

Chasing Empire Across the Sea: Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763

344 pp., 6" x 9", index, $75.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Drawing from official correspondence, merchant's letters, ship's logs, and graphic archival material, Kenneth Banks explores the failure of transatlantic communications in helping to develop and maintain French imperialism during the height of France's first overseas empire in Quebec, New Orleans, and Saint Pierre, Martinique, in the eighteenth century. He provides historical context for the role of communications within the imperial nation-state, using a concept of communications that encompasses a range of human activity, from sailing routes, to mapping, to presses, to building roads and bridges.

C20029034795, ISBN 978-0-7735-2444-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3160-4 (p.)

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325.32

Karsh, Efraim

Islamic Imperialism: A History

288 pp., 6" x 9", index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Yale University Press

"Efraim Karsh [is] a much published and much admired professor at the University of London. His new book...deserves serious consideration by anyone who cares about this debate. He challenges not only our favourite ideas about the Middle East but even our notions of imperialism."--Canada National Post

LC 2005034836, ISBN 978-0-300-10603-9

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327.6

Ferguson, James

Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order

272 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 4 illus., notes, references, index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

Duke University Press

In Global Shadows, the renowned anthropologist James Ferguson moves beyond the traditional anthropological focus on local communities to explore more general questions about Africa and its place in the contemporary world. Ferguson develops his argument through a series of provocative essays, which open--as he shows they must--into interrogations of globalization, modernity, worldwide inequality, and social justice.

LC 2005028226, ISBN 978-0-8223-3705-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3717-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

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327.73

Abelson, Donald E.

A Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy

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

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

A Capitol Idea reveals the extent to which think tanks in the United States have become active and vocal participants in the foreign policy-making process. In this timely exploration, Donald Abelson re-evaluates the role of these complex organizations and looks at how political influence is achieved on Capitol Hill and in the White House. He focuses on a host of high profile think tanks--including the Brookings Institution, the Heritage Foundation, and the Project for the New American Century--and on the public and private channels they rely on to influence important and controversial foreign policies.

C20069014469, ISBN 978-0-7735-3115-4

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327.73

Hunt, Swanee

Half-Life of a Zealot

424 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", 25 b&w photos, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Duke University Press

Swanee Hunt's life has lived up to her Texas-size childhood. Half-Life of a Zealot tells how the girl who spoke against "Reds" alongside her father (legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt) became a fierce advocate for progressive change in America and abroad, an innovative philanthropist, and Bill Clinton's Ambassador to Austria. In captivating prose, Hunt describes the warmth and wear of Southern Baptist culture, which instilled in her a calling to help those who are vulnerable. The reader is drawn into her full-throttle professional life as it competes with critical family needs.

LC 2006012740, ISBN 978-0-8223-3875-8

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327.73

Peck, James

Washington's China: The National Security World, the Cold War, and the Origins of Globalism

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

September 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

A provocative reassessment of American policy toward China during the early decades of the Cold War. "This stunning review and interpretation of the National Security culture that has dominated policy-making since World War II is a remarkable achievement. It is almost impossible to believe the ideological fanaticism of the 'wise men present at the creation' and their successors revealed by Peck's richly documented and perceptive inquiry, their 'systematic inability to come to terms with the virulence and pervasiveness' of the 'visionary globalism' driving their strategic policies, which he more than amply demonstrates..."--Noam Chomsky

LC 2006003166, ISBN 978-1-55849-536-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-537-1 (p.)

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327.732

Fukuyama, Francis

America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

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

March 2006

Yale University Press

Named one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year (2006) by The New York Times Book Review. "Fukuyama's book considers conflicting neoconservative principles and offers a reconciliation of neoconservative thought with a wider worldview...a timely book..."Publishers Weekly. "[It] represents the latest and most detailed criticism of the Bush administration's war in Iraq-delivered from a conservative point of view...[A] tough minded and edifying book."--The New York Times. "One of the best available concise histories and explanations of the neoconservative movement and its chief ideas."--Foreign Affairs

LC 2005029370, ISBN 978-0-300-11399-0

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327.732

Haley, P. Edward

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy

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

May 2006

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press (co-published by The Johns Hopkins University Press)

In a critical overview of U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, P. Edward Haley draws surprising connections between key elements of George W. Bush's foreign policy and those of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Haley further shows how these elements in both cases produced disastrous results, and he proposes an alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally "realistic." Specifically, Strategies of Dominance faults reliance on American exceptionalism, treatment of globalization and global democratization as vital to security, a misreading of American primacy, expectation of bandwagoning by allies, and reliance on economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy.

LC 2005034665, ISBN 978-0-8018-8397-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8018-8413-9 (p.)

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330-339 Economics


331.21

Hansen, Susan B.

Globalization and the Politics of Pay: Policy Choices in the American States

231 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Georgetown University Press

Globalization and the Politics of Pay examines the economic, political, and social causes and consequences of declining wages in the United States. It challenges the conventional wisdom that globalization is to blame for the decline in workers' earnings. Susan B. Hansen presents a comprehensive analysis of the many factors affecting labor costs and concludes that many of them result from choices made by the states themselves through the laws and policies they enact.

LC 2005027242, ISBN 978-1-58901-088-8

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331.48

Miller, Marla R.

The Needle's Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution

336 pp., 6" x 9", 31 illus., 8 color plates, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This is a wonderful book. It exemplifies prodigious research and unusually creative reading and linking of primary documents...The Needle's Eye is an important addition to New England history, labor history, and women's history...Throughout, the writing is polished, accessible, and filled with the kind of detail that brings a world to life."--Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University

LC 20060082917, ISBN 978-1-55849-544-9 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-545-6 (p.)

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331.762

Palladino, Grace

Another Civil War: Labor, Capital, and State in the Anthracite Regions of Pennsylvania, 1840-1864

216 pp., 6" x 9", 3 b&w illus., index, $15.00 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Fordham University Press

Winner of the Avery Craven Prize, this classic account of the social and economic impact of the Civil War explores the complicated intersections of class, region, ethnicity, and labor militancy during a tumultuous era of social change. It is a model case study of the social and cultural context of the Civil War. "Demonstrates convincingly that, in the midst of a national civil war, coal miners and operators fought another civil war...a first-rate piece of scholarship."--The Journal of American History

LC 89032837, ISBN 978-0-8232-2591-0

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331.762

Smith, Ted, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David A. Pellow (Editors)

Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

336 pp., 6" x 9", 37 b&w illus., 22 tables, 3 maps, 6 figures, $77.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Temple University Press

This is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments across the planet. With contributions from the world's most articulate, passionate and progressive visionaries, scholars and advocates, Challenging the Chip shows that those who suffer the consequences of the contamination from electronic and computer components are largely poor, female, immigrant and minority. Not only, however, does this book document the devastating practices of the global electronics industry, but it also outlines creative ways in which activists, government agencies, and others have attempted to reform the industry--through resistance, persuasion, and regulation.

LC 2005058007, ISBN 978-1-59213-329-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-330-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


331.88

Milkman, Ruth

L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

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

August 2006

Russell Sage Foundation

"L.A. Story takes us to the heart of the new service economy and the contemporary labor movement. Who would have thought that the history of work and immigration in Los Angeles would have so much to teach us about America's contemporary dilemmas--about how to fix our low-wage economy, about the relationship between widespread immigration and unionization, and about the current split in the U.S. labor movement? In this compelling, well-researched book, Ruth Milkman demonstrates once again that she is one of the foremost labor scholars of our time."--Kim Voss, University of California, Berkeley

LC 2006043947, ISBN 978-0-87154-635-7

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


331.88

Moreno, Paul D.

Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History

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

January 2006

Louisiana State University Press

Paul D. Moreno offers a bold reinterpretation--truly a "new history"--of the role of race and racial discrimination in the American labor movement. Breaking with historians' deadlocked debate over the importance of race in labor organization, Moreno applies insights of the law-and-economics movement to formulate a powerfully compelling labor-race theorem of elegant simplicity: White unionists found that race was a convenient basis on which to do what unions do--control the labor supply. Not racism pure and simple but "the economics of discrimination" explains historic black absence and under-representation in unions.

LC 2005001806, ISBN 978-0-8071-3094-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


332.1

Rottenberg, Dan

The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance

296 pp., 6" x 9", 26 illus., $34.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Anthony J. Drexel was an elusive financial titan who founded J.P. Morgan & Co., created Drexel University, and mentored his niece, St. Katharine Drexel. His influence and accomplishments are mostly forgotten today or credited to others, but after decades of detective work, Dan Rottenberg has succeeded in writing the first biography of this exceptionally influential and elusive man. "Rottenberg's fluent writing and intelligently drawn portrait... are well worth reading."--Philadelphia Inquirer

LC 2001027621, ISBN 978-0-8122-3626-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1966-1 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


333.72

Brown, R. Harold

The Greening of Georgia: The Improvement of the Environment in the Twentieth Century

362 pp., 6" x 9", photos, charts, index, $39.95 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

January 2006

Mercer University Press

Agricultural scientist R. Harold Brown argues that while there is much left to do in environmental preservation, Georgia's environment is better than at any time in the previous 100 years, despite the industrial and residential development and a near quadrupling of the population at the end of the twentieth century.

LC 2002002616, ISBN 978-0-86554-789-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-86554-982-1 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RG


333.741

Moul, Francis

The National Grasslands: A Guide to America's Undiscovered Treasures

169 pp., 8" x 9", 28 color photos, 23 maps, legend, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

University of Nebraska Press

An essential guide to the American grasslands and the Grasslands National Park of Canada, this book presents a history of the region that traces the establishment of the national grasslands and provides a concise summary of the debates surrounding preservation and use. Each of the national grasslands receives individual attention, including overviews of flora and fauna, clear descriptions of terrain and noteworthy natural features, and vital information on grasslands' history, visitor centers, and ranger stations. The articles in this first full-length book on the history of the national grasslands are richly illustrated with maps and photographs by the noted Great Plains photographer, Georg Joutras.

LC 2006003496, ISBN 978-0-8032-8320-6

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


333.751

Apsey, Mike

What's All This Got to Do with the Price of 2x4's? (Legacies Shared Series)

300 pp., 6" x 9", photos, $34.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

University of Calgary Press

Mike Apsey has seen first-hand the complexities of the forest, in settings ranging from jungle villages, the global forest, and corporate and government offices throughout the world. With the perspective of someone who has served on all sides of the issues, Apsey is in a unique position to offer timely recommendations for a system of forest governance and suggest a new approach to developing forest policy. What's All This Got to Do with the Price of 2x4's? is an insider's account that gives new background on the competing tensions of environmental, economic, social, and cultural values. Invaluable for anyone concerned about the future of the world's forest.

LC 2006386257, ISBN 978-1-55238-188-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


333.91

Pearce, Fred

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century

320 pp., 6" x 9", index, $26.95 cloth, $16.00 paper

March 2006

Beacon Press

Veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce traveled to more than thirty countries while researching When the Rivers Run Dry; it is our most complete portrait yet of the growing world water crisis. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historical dimensions of the crisis, he shows us its complex origins, from waste to wrong-headed engineering projects to high-yield crop varieties that have kept developing countries from starvation but are now emptying their water reserves. Pearce's vivid reportage reveals the personal stories behind failing rivers, barren fields, desertification, water wars, floods, and even the death of cultures.

LC 2005027495, ISBN 978-0-8070-8572-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-8573-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


333.95

Kaye, Roger

Last Great Wilderness: The Campaign to Establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

283 pp., 6" x 9", color and b&w illus., maps, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

University of Alaska Press

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is at the center of the conflict between America's demand for oil and nature at its most pristine. Three decades before the battle over oil development began, a group of visionary conservationists launched a campaign to preserve a remote corner of Alaska. Their goal was to protect an entire ecosystem for future generations. Among these conservationists were Olaus and Margaret Murie, who became icons of the wilderness movement. This book chronicles their fight, tracing the transformation of this little-known expanse of mountains, forest, and tundra into a symbolic landscape embodying the ideals and aspirations that led to passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964.

LC 2005032845, ISBN 978-1-889963-83-9

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


337.73

Hundt, Reed

In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship

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

October 2006

Yale University Press

The implications of China's new economic might are nothing short of profound, Reed Hundt argues in this eye-opening book. He explores the world's changing economic landscape and concludes that if America is to meet the challenges of global competition successfully, businesses and citizens must renew and expand the culture of entrepreneurship. "Hundt says America must reinvent its historic culture of entrepreneurship and embrace global technologies or lose the America dream. Highly recommended for business and current events collections."--Library Journal

LC 2006009941, ISBN 978-0-300-10582-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


338.4

Howard, Vicki

Brides, Inc.: American Weddings and the Business of Tradition

320 pp., 6" x 9", 50 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Brides, Inc. reveals how many of our customs and wedding rituals were the product of sophisticated advertising campaigns, merchandising promotions, and entrepreneurial innovations. The businesses and entrepreneurs, from jewelers to bridal consultants and caterers, set the stage for today's multibillion-dollar industry.

LC 2006041845, ISBN 978-0-8122-3945-4

AASL: O, G/HS, P

PLA: G


338.433

Naylor, R.T.

Satanic Purses: Money, Myth, and Misinformation in the War on Terror

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

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Although there has been criticism of some aspects of the American government's understanding of and response to 9/11, Satanic Purses takes the story much further. In a savage critique, R.T. Naylor exposes the official story, and the resulting global War on Islamic Terror, as based on myth, misinformation, and even deliberate disinformation--all of it premised on misguided notions about the nature of terrorist financing and the structure and organization of terrorist groups. Naylor argues that the idea of al-Qa'idah as a well-financed, centrally directed movement is a fable akin to misconceptions about the Mafia.

C20069026262, ISBN 978-0-7735-3150-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


338.477

Zimbalist, Andrew

The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business

312 pp., 6" x 9", $64.50 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Temple University Press

In his latest book, Andrew Zimbalist examines important issues related to the sports business, such as the financing of new stadiums, the value of professional teams, the cost of college sports programs, and the impact of the Congressional hearings on steroid use. This collection of over 100 essays explores the economic world of sports and is a must-read for sports fans.

LC 2005046690, ISBN 978-1-59213-512-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-513-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


338.5

Winston, Clifford

Government Failure versus Market Failure: Microeconomics Policy Research and Government Performance

130 pp., 6" x 9", footnotes, graphs, tables, references, index, $39.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Brookings Institution Press (co-published by The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research)

"Can government policies be made more effective? In Government Failure versus Market Failure, Clifford Winston provides a comprehensive analysis of a substantial range of government programs that could deliver more benefits at no greater cost if they were grounded in fundamental economic principles. Winston's superbly crafted critique cuts a broad swath through the entire range of Federal programs, with particular emphasis on how transportation policies and regulatory efforts should be overhauled. This should be required reading for all students and practitioners in the domestic policy field."--W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University

LC 2006024066, ISBN 978-0-8157-9390-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-9389-2 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


338.76

Vitalis, Robert

America's Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier

392 pp., 6" x 9", 7 illus., 1 map, $29.95 cloth

October 2006

Stanford University Press

America's Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States's "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, or what is less reverently known as "the deal": oil for security. Taking aim at the long-held belief that the Arabian American Oil Company, ARAMCO, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows that nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that oil led the U.S. government to follow the company to the kingdom. Eisenhower agreed to train Ibn Sa'ud's army, Kennedy sent jets to defend the kingdom, and Lyndon Johnson sold it missiles. Oil and ARAMCO quickly became America's largest single overseas private enterprise.

LC 2006018541, ISBN 978-08047-5446-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


338.9

Dam, Kenneth W.

The Law-Growth Nexus: The Rule of Law and Economic Development

323 pp., 6" x 9", footnotes, references, index, $36.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Brookings Institution Press

Economists once prescribed liberalization and privatization to governments seeking to improve their economies. However, dissatisfaction in many countries has left policymakers searching for new growth methods. In The Law-Growth Nexus, Dam explores the newly ascendant view that institutions--particularly the rule of law--play critical roles in determining which economies thrive and which lag behind. "Ken Dam gives us a book full of fresh and illuminating ideas. Read and learn."--George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former U.S. Secretary of State and of the Treasury

LC 2006027764, ISBN 978-0-8157-1720-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


338.926

Silberglitt, Richard, Philip S. Anton, and David Howell

The Global Technology Revolution 2020, Executive Summary: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications

44 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 1 table, 5 figures, CD-Rom, $30.00 paper, CIP included

June 2006

RAND Corporation

In 2020, areas of importance for technology trends will include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology. The authors of this study assess a sample of 29 countries across the spectrum of scientific advancement with respect to their ability to acquire and implement key technology applications (e.g., cheap solar energy, rural wireless communications, genetically modified crops). They conclude that scientifically advanced countries such as the United States and Germany will be able to implement all key technology applications evaluated. Countries that are not scientifically advanced will have to develop significant capacity and motivation before overcoming barriers to technology implementation. A CD-ROM with in-depth analyses of the study is included.

LC 2006009729, ISBN 978-0-8330-3910-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


338.972

Collins, Susan M., Barry Bosworth, and Miguel A. Soto-Class (Editors)

The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth

607 pp., 6" x 9", graphs, footnotes, tables, bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Brookings Institution Press(co-published by The Center for the New Economy)

"A long-overdue, exhaustive study. The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth is spurring a debate over welfare and other social programs. Some of the economists' prescriptions are harsh, including curtailment of food stamps. But part of the mission seems to be shock therapy. That may work and might even help to get policymakers on the search for solutions."--The New York Times

LC 2006010533, ISBN 978-0-8157-1554-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-1553-5 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: S

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340-349 Law


340.092

Steiner, Mark E.

An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln

282 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $42.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

Northern Illinois University Press

Steiner, one of the first scholars to work on the Lincoln Legal Papers project, goes beyond the hasty sketches of previous biographers to paint a detailed portrait of Lincoln the lawyer. In addition to describing Lincoln's legal education, the economics of the law office, and the changes he experienced as the nation became an industrial, capitalist society, Steiner highlights Lincoln's guiding principles as a lawyer. "Reading Steiner's book was like turning on lights in what had previously been a dim and unsorted storehouse...There is no better word to describe this book than simply 'Aha!'"--Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College

LC 2006001575, ISBN 978-0-87580-358-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


341.2

Claude, Richard Pierre and Burns H. Weston (Editors)

Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action Third Edition

568 pp., 7" x 10", $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

This unique textbook seeks to promote students' critical and analytical skills and to provide a teacher-friendly resource. Features in-depth scholarly introductions to each chapter, multiple questions for discussion and reflection, and an extensive bibliography and annotated filmography.

LC 2006042172, ISBN 978-0-8122-1948-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


341.23

LeBor, Adam

"Complicity with Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide

352 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

This book is the first to examine in detail the crucial role of the Secretariat, its relationship with the Security Council, and the failure of UN officials themselves to confront genocide. LeBor argues the UN must return to its founding principles, take a moral stand and set the agenda of the Security Council instead of merely following the lead of the great powers. LeBor draws on dozens of firsthand interviews with UN officials, current and former, and such international diplomats as Madeleine Albright, Richard Holbrooke, Douglas Hurd, and David Owen.

LC 2006017319, ISBN 978-0-300-11171-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


341.58

Matheson, Michael J.

Council Unbound: The Growth of UN Decision Making on Conflict and Postconflict Issues after the Cold War

336 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

December 2006

United States Institute of Peace Press

Michael Matheson examines the UN Security Council's new, expansive exercise of legal authority in the post-Cold War period and its devising of bold and innovative methods--coercive and noncoercive--to stop nascent wars and "threats to the peace," including international terrorism. "This book is a must read for all those who want to understand how law guides and is affected by Security Council action."--Judge Theodor Meron, President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

LC 2005035179, ISBN 978-1-929223-79-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-929223-78-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


342.73

Benedict, Michael Les

Preserving the Constitution: Essays on Politics and the Constitution in the Reconstruction Era

400 pp., 6" x 9", index, $80.00 cloth, $26.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Fordham University Press

Finally available in one volume, these ten classic essays by one of America's leading historians track the way key political, factional, and legal struggles--shaped by popular commitment to constitutional principles--affected the framing, interpretation, and enforcement of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. With a major introduction and updates throughout. "An invaluable collection of essays on the great constitutional transformations of Reconstruction."--Pamela T. Brandwein, author of Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Supreme Court and the Production of Historical Truth

LC 2006007878, ISBN 978-0-8232-2553-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2554-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


342.73

Kellough, J. Edward

Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice

191 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliog., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Georgetown University Press

"A condensed single author treatment of affirmative action, rather than the raft of edited volumes available on the market, is a welcome contribution to the field, especially for students requiring a brief introduction to past and present policies."--Teacher's College Record. "This book serves as an excellent handbook for those who are active in scholarship concerning affirmative action and an exceptional guide for graduate students and scholars looking to begin work in affirmative action research."--Dr. Kenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University

LC 2005027243, ISBN 978-1-58901-089-5

PLA: G


345.01

Harrington, Joanna, Michael Milde, and Richard Vernon

Bringing Power to Justice?: The Prospects of the International Criminal Court

280 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

The world's first permanent international criminal tribunal for the prosecution and punishment of the world's most serious crimes was created in 2002. In Bringing Power to Justice? legal scholars, political scientists, and political philosophers respond to fundamental questions about the future of this court and international criminal justice. For instance, will the ICC be undermined by political constraints, given the opposition of major powers, including the United States? What are the implications of holding heads of state responsible for international crimes? Are trials the best response to state crime or would other devices (such as truth commissions) be more suitable?

C20059065133, ISBN 978-0-7735-2966-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-2967-0 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


345.73

Corriero, Michael A.

Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

Temple University Press

"Judging Children as Children draws on the years Michael Corriero has presided over kids society finds hardest to love--those 13 and older accused of everything from murder to armed robbery. His groundbreaking Manhattan courtroom has proved to be a national model for steering troubled kids away from careers in crime. With legal rigor and an ear for a good story, the judge culls from this experience to argue for a new juvenile justice system, one that allows judges more discretion to treat children as children."--LynNell Hancock, author and Associate Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

LC 2005056048, ISBN 978-1-59213-168-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: not reviewed


345.969

King, Samuel P. and Randall W. Roth

Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, and Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust

336 pp., 6" x 9", 95 b&w illus., index, $26.00 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Hawai'i Press

In August 1997, four native Hawaiian elders and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust's beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawaii's powerful. "A sensitive and insightful story of Hawaiian culture and history...evolving into a stunning, uniquely informed exposé about shameless abuse of charitable trust and shameful failure of public institutions."--Professor Edward Halbach, University of California at Berkeley School of Law

LC 2005032815, ISBN 978-0-8248-3014-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8248-3044-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: R, S


346.73

Demers, Joanna

Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity

200 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 3 b&w photos, 1 table, $49.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

University of Georgia Press

Is music property? Under what circumstances can music be stolen? Such questions lie at the heart of Joanna Demers's timely look at how overzealous intellectual property (IP) litigation both stifles and stimulates musical creativity. Demers is concerned about the fate of transformative appropriation--the creative process by which artists and composers borrow from, and respond to, other musical works. Moving easily between techno and classical, between corporate boardrooms and basement recording studios, Demers gives us new ways to look at the tension between IP law, musical meaning and appropriation, and artistic freedom.

LC 2005021226, ISBN 978-0-8203-2710-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8203-2777-8 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


347.73

Sunstein, Cass R., et al.

Are Judges Political? An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary

177 pp., 6" x 9", tables, graphs, appendix, endnotes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Brookings Institution Press

"For two decades now U.S. senators have fought fiercely about the appointments of federal appellate judges, all in the belief that the political ideologies of judges affect their decisions. But do they? This dazzling little book answers the question--and the answer is more interesting than we would have thought. Are Judges Political? will change and deepen the way we think about the law and judges."--Commonweal

LC 2006012477, ISBN 978-0-8157-8234-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S

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350-359 Public Administration and Military Science


351.73

Rosenbloom, David H. and Howard E. McCurdy (Editors)

Revisiting Waldo's Administrative State: Constancy and Change in Public Administration

233 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $27.50 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Georgetown University Press

"This fascinating book updates Dwight Waldo's enduring insights with in-depth reflections about contemporary public administration by the best thinkers in the field today. It is a 'must read' for anyone serious about public administration scholarship."--Rosemary O'Leary, professor, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. "[This book] underscores the importance of constitutional values for public administrative theory and practice. By revisiting, reflecting and carrying forward to the present the major themes of Dwight Waldo's classic text, the contributors have demonstrated that The Administrative State too is a 'living document.'"--Christine M. Reed, professor, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

LC 2005027245, ISBN 978-1-58901-092-5 (c.), ISBN 978-1-58901-093-2 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


355

Shellum, Brian G.

Black Cadet in a White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 41 photos, index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

University of Nebraska Press

Born in slavery, Charles Young (1864-1922) was the third black graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. military attaché, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. Young went on to a long military career, eventually achieving the rank of colonel. After Young, racial intolerance closed the door to blacks at the academy, and forty-seven years passed before another African American graduated from West Point. Brian G. Shellum's biography of Young's years at West Point chronicles the enormous challenges that Young faced and provides a valuable window into life at West Point in the 1880s.

LC 2005023689, ISBN 978-0-8032-9315-1

AASL: G/MS-HS, P

PLA: G


355.02

Long, Austin

On "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research

120 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, 12 figures, references, $20.00 paper, CIP included

July 2006

RAND Corporation

Over the course of five decades, RAND has accumulated an impressive body of research on counterinsurgency (COIN), from theories of why insurgency takes place to tactical operations. The author provides an intellectual history of COIN theory, summarizes elements of successful COIN campaigns, and makes recommendations for improving it based on RAND's decades-long study of the subject. Covering a wide range of cases, from the British experience in Malaysia to the French in Algeria to the United States in El Salvador, the author points out that while specific details vary greatly, lessons of insurgency and counterinsurgency can and should be applied in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts.

LC 2006007106, ISBN 978-0-8330-3926-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


355.033

Mueller, Karl P., Jasen J. Castillo, and Forrest E. Morgan

Striking First: Preemptive and Preventive Attack in U.S. National Security Policy

344 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, 4 figures, references, $30.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

RAND Corporation

When and under what circumstances should a nation strike first? In the months following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush announced that, in the future and under some circumstances, the United States would strike enemies before they attack. The national security strategy declared that preemptive attacks would be an important tool of American policy to deal with threats from terrorists or from rogue states armed with weapons of mass destruction. This volume explores the implications of the doctrine of preemption. The authors examine the range of anticipatory attacks, including the differences between preemptive and preventive attacks and the costs, benefits, and risks associated with striking first.

LC 2006016181, ISBN 978-0-8330-3881-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


355.22

Rostker, Bernard

I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force

832 pp., 7" x 10", accompanying DVD, index, 24 tables, 68 figures, $68.50 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

RAND Corporation

I Want You! offers the most comprehensive history published to date of how the United States moved from a force of conscripts and draft-motivated "volunteers," to a force of professionals revered throughout the world. An accompanying DVD contains over 1,700 primary-source documents--government memoranda, presidential memos, staff reports--all linked directly from citations in the electronic version of the book. The author compiled a unique archive of U.S. government materials, a large proportion of which he was able to get declassified, specifically to support this project. This combination of scholarship and technology presents a unique resource of materials for specialists, researchers, and students.

LC 2006009100, ISBN 978-0-8330-3895-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: S

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360-369 Social Problems and Services, Criminology


361.6

Schuck, Peter H. and Richard J. Zeckhauser

Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples

170 pp., 6" x 9", graphs, tables, endnotes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Brookings Institution Press

This book addresses the vexing dilemmas social programs encounter and raises questions that no one with an interest in policy effectiveness should ignore. "Conservatives will hate this book for assuming that well-designed social programs are an essential part of a humane society. Liberals will hate it for assuming that the needy often bring their troubles on themselves and would behave better if the government stopped subsidizing such behavior. But if, perchance, you want to make the American welfare state either more affordable or more politically palatable to a suspicious public, you should read this book, ponder it, and give it to a friend."--Professor Christopher Jencks, Harvard University

LC 2006029184, ISBN 978-0-8157-7880-6

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


361.609

Gerber, Alan S. and Eric M. Patashnik (Editors)

Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance

344 pp., 6" x 9", tables, graphs, endnotes, bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Brookings Institution Press

The U.S. Constitution calls on the federal government to "promote the general welfare." Yet Promoting the General Welfare illustrates how and when American government fails in its mission to promote the common good. "An innovative and important book. It showcases how systematic political science and economics research can be used both to highlight governmental shortcomings and to come up with concrete and realistic solutions. I know of no other book that so effectively blends political science approaches and economic methods for assessing and improving governmental performance."--Eric Schickler, University of California-Berkeley

LC 2006028091, ISBN 978-0-8157-3120-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8157-3121-4 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


361.9

Brown, Victoria Bissell

The Education of Jane Addams

432 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 30 illus., $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Victoria Bissell Brown challenges the received image of America's premier pacifist and urban reformer. Addams emerges as a smart, determined young woman who fashioned a vibrant civic career after she cast off Gilded Age fantasies of individual heroism and folded her ambition for herself into the Progressive Era's drive for democracy. "...Focused on the years between Addams's birth in 1860 and her emergence as the most widely acclaimed leader of the social settlement movement in the United States in the mid 1890s, The Education of Jane Addams provides a detailed, wonderfully complex analysis of Addams's ideas, life, and work."--Journal of American History

LC 2003053337, ISBN 978-0-8122-3747-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1952-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, R, RG


362.1

Jones, Seth G., et al.

Securing Health: Lessons from Nation-Building Missions

388 pp., 6" x 9", 22 tables, 60 figures, bibliog., $30.00 paper, CIP included

April 2006

RAND Corporation

The book examines public health and health care delivery systems as an important component of nation-building efforts conducted after major conflicts. The authors assess seven cases of nation-building operations: Germany and Japan immediately after World War II; Somalia, Haiti, and Kosovo in the 1990s; and Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. They conclude that two factors increase the likelihood of successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and resources. The study argues that health can have an independent impact on broader political, economic, and security objectives during nation-building operations.

LC 2005032231, ISBN 978-0-8330-3729-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, S


362.196

O'Rourke, William

On Having a Heart Attack: A Medical Memoir

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $18.00 paper, CIP included

April 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"This very personal account of exactly what it was like to have a heart attack, to notice medical personnel somewhat hesitant to treat him until they saw his insurance card, to contemplate the possibility of dying before his son turned two, and to make lifestyle changes to lower the risk of a second attack is frightening, moving and sometimes funny."--Booklist. "A must-read for practicing physicians, cardiologists, nurses, physician assistants, and the general public...[T]his is an excellent, thoroughly informed book. It will be helpful for recuperating patients and their families and for anyone concerned about heart disease. "--Journal of the American Medical Association

LC 2006000832, ISBN 978-0-268-03726-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


362.198

Wagner, Marsden, M.D., M.S.

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First

305 pp., 6" x 9", 1 line illus., 9 tables, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

University of California Press

"Wagner depicts the state of obstetrical care in the United States with clarity and accuracy. He is clearly an 'insider' who has the courage to tell the truth about how our love affair with birth technology adversely affects both mothers and babies. Importantly, he outlines a path toward much-needed change..."--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. "Speaking from his experience as a clinical perinatologist and a perinatal epidemiologist and supplemented by the hoard of credible sources cited in the copious endnotes, Wagner pulls no punches in advocating a woman's right to control the entire reproductive process, from conception through birth."--Booklist (starred review)

LC 2006018090, ISBN 978-0-520-24596-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


362.292

Nabigon, Herb

The Hollow Tree: Fighting Addiction with Traditional Native Healing

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", line drawings, $12.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Before discovering native healing methods, Herb Nabigon could not imagine a life without alcohol. His powerful autobiography, The Hollow Tree tells the story of his struggle to overcome addiction with the help of the spiritual teachings and brotherly love of his elders. It is one person's testament to the power of indigenous culture to heal. Herb Nabigon's healing journey guided him to a life of kindness, honesty, courage, and humility.

C20069021597, ISBN 978-0-7735-3132-1

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G, S


362.5

Haskins, Ron

Work over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law

450 pp., 6" x 9", appendix, endnotes, bibliog., index, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

Septmber 2006

Brookings Institution Press

The story behind the 1996 legislation that overhauled America's welfare system. "This book offers a marvelously detailed and nuanced study of the reform. Few are better suited to write about [it] than Haskins, the codirector of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution and a former House Ways and Means Committee staffer...Haskins embellishes his 'you-are-there' chronological narrative with revealing accounts of the machinations of major House and Senate players. Through it all, the goal remained clear: to dignify welfare recipients with opportunities to break free from institutionalized poverty. This will make an excellent addition to all large public and academic libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2006021494, ISBN 978-0-8157-3508-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G, S


363.3

Lustick, Ian S.

Trapped in the War on Terror

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

August 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

The first principle of terrorism is to understand that the weak win by exploiting the strength of the powerful. When 9/11 terrorists with box cutters hijacked American airliners, they transformed America's preeminent transportation system into a devastating weapon of attack. They also set a trap with the promise of revenge and security as the bait. The hijackers' biggest victory was to goad America's government into taking the bait by unleashing the War on Terror. In this book, Ian S. Lustick debunks the myths sustaining the War on Terror and demonstrates how, in fighting such a war, America has become its own worst enemy.

LC 2006045682, ISBN 978-0-8122-3983-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


363.325

Atwan, Abdel Bari

The Secret History of al Qaeda

256 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", index, $24.95 cloth

October 2006

University of California Press

"This is chilling stuff, from a rendezvous with Osama Bin Laden in the Caves of Tora Bora to al Qaeda cryptology in cyber space,..Atwan is not afraid of controversy and by sharing his insights he is sending the message that unless we wise up al Qaeda will be the winner."--Dr. Rosemary Hollis, Director of Research, Chatham House. "Deeply researched, well reported and full of interesting and surprising analyses. It demands to be read."--Peter Bergen, author of The Osama Bin Laden I Know

LC 2006045656, ISBN 978-0-520-24794

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: G


363.325

d'Arcy, Michael B., et al.

Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007

212 pp., 6" x 9", endnotes, appendix (with tables and graphs), bibliog., index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Brookings Institution Press

Homeland security is among the most important, complex, and politically charged issues facing the United States today. This important new book examines the current homeland security concerns and the adequacy--or inadequacy--of policies designed to address them. "Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007 provides a timely status report on the state of homeland security today, and its nine chapters span a range of topics, including intelligence, international homeland security, border security, and technology development. Overall, an excellent volume--the best book on homeland security policy in the last two years."--Homeland Security Watch

LC 2006002107, ISBN 978-0-8157-6459-5

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


363.325

Hafez, Mohammed M.

Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers

104 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, notes, research resources, index, $12.50 paper, CIP included

May 2006

United States Institute of Peace Press

"This book's importance lies in its rationalization, from a Palestinian perspective, of why suicide bombings receive such overwhelming support in Palestinian society. Hafez's discussion of the process in which Palestinian groups recruit and dispatch the 'human bombs' is one of the best written about this subject."--The Washington Times. Mohammed Hafez delves beneath the surface as he explores the case of Palestinian suicide bombers during the al-Aqsa intifada that began in 2000. Drawing on extensive research in the West Bank and Israel, Hafez reveals an intricate web of factors that fueled the campaign of suicide attacks.

LC 2005034625, ISBN 978-1-929223-72-5

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


363.325

Weimann, Gabriel

Terror on the Internet: The New Arena, the New Challenges

320 pp., 6" x 9", appendix, notes, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

United States Institute of Peace Press

"Gabriel Weimann is one of a handful of people who began tracking terrorist Web sites almost a decade ago, long before most analysts were aware of the problem. Terror on the Internet usefully outlines the basic contours of his subject, giving a taste of Al Qaeda's Internet rhetoric and strategies, along with those of less well-known militant groups from Colombia to the Basque country to Chechnya."--The New York Times Book Review. "This book is an indispensable resource for formulating solutions to terrorists' exploitation of the Internet for their communications and warfare."--The Washington Times

LC 2005034147, ISBN 978-1-929223-71-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


363.34

Birkland, Thomas A.

Lessons of Disaster: Policy Change after Catastrophic Events

216 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $44.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Georgetown University Press

"Birkland shows us how governments draw important lessons from past failures. The book is a useful corrective to complaints that policy failures are there for all to see, but improvements never occur. Birkland shows that governments do, indeed, learn. More important, he helps us understand how we might make them learn more."--Frank R. Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University

LC 2006003282, ISBN 978-1-58901-120-5 (c.), ISBN 978-1-58901-121-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


363.46

Faśndes, Anibal and Jose S. Barzelatto

The Human Drama of Abortion: Seeking a Global Consensus

216 pp., 6" x 9" references, index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Vanderbilt University Press

'Abortion 101'--an accessible account of abortion practices and ethical issues around the globe, for students, activists, and policy makers. "... although (the author's) perspective on the topic may be liberal, their approach to it is practical...Although the media portray views on abortion being very polarized, Faśndes and Barzelatto argue that a broad area of middle ground exists. They posit that abortion should be safe and legal while efforts should be made to decrease its occurrence (e.g., contraceptive education) and to mitigate its impact on humanity (e.g., improving women's societal status)...highly recommended."--Library Journal

LC 2005028168, ISBN 978-0-8265-1525-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1526-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S


364.109

Symonds, Deborah A.

Notorious Murders, Black Lanterns, & Moveable Goods: The Transformation of Edinburgh's Underworld in the Early Nineteenth Century

180 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

The University of Akron Press

In this book, Deborah A. Symonds hones in on the year 1828, when a group of criminals murdered nearly a score of Edinburgh's poor and sold the bodies. Symonds explores this community of laborers and petty fiddles, arguing that the trade of thievery, far from being either static or a symptom of misery and sign of revolt, was a very lively economic sector, the freest market of all, and one that shifted and shadowed the larger legitimate economy

LC 2005004167, ISBN 978-1-931968-27-0

PLA: S


364.134

Gonzales-Day, Ken

Lynching in the West: 1850-1935

332 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", 36 b&w and 16 color photos, notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Duke University Press

Accounts of lynching in the United States have primarily focused on violence against African Americans in the South. Ken Gonzales-Day reveals racially motivated lynching as a more widespread practice. His research uncovered 350 instances of lynching in the state of California between 1850 and 1935. The majority was perpetrated against Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans; more Latinos were lynched in California than were persons of any other race or ethnicity. Gonzales-Day began this study by photographing lynching sites in order to document the absences and empty spaces that are emblematic of the forgotten history of lynching in the West.

LC 2006010390, ISBN 978-0-8223-3781-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3794-2 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


364.15

Lueders, Bill

Cry Rape: The True Story of One Woman's Harrowing Quest for Justice

288 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

"A shocking revelation of the abuse rape victims are sometimes subjected to by the very people who should be seeking justice for them."--Publishers Weekly. "In a textbook example of how not to investigate rape, Patty was disbelieved, humiliated, and treated like a criminal while promising leads were ignored."--Katha Pollitt. "A chilling example of how tunnel vision can lead even well-meaning police officers into forming conclusions that are flat-out wrong, how powerful interrogation techniques can lead innocent people to confess to crimes they did not commit, and how DNA can correct mistakes for the lucky few."--Barry Scheck, Innocence Project

LC 2006008062, ISBN 978-0-299-21960-4

PLA: O


364.152

White, Jaclyn Weldon

Whisper to the Black Candle: Voodoo, Murder, and the Case of Anjette Lyles

214 pp., 6" x 9", photos, index, $22.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer University Press

In the 1950s, Macon, Georgia, was a sleepy little town where doors remained unlocked and crime was something that occurred in other places. Then local restauranteur Anjette Lyles was charged with murders, over a seven-year period, of two husbands, of her mother-in-law, and of her nine-year-old daughter. The case was the most sensational Macon had ever seen. The newspaper accounts spiced up the allegations of murder with references to voodoo ceremonies and black magic. Drawing from the trial transcript and numerous interviews, White paints a vivid portrait of this mysterious woman and recreates the mood of the time.

LC 99032054, ISBN 978-0-86554-638-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-88146-046-9 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


365.973

Western, Bruce

Punishment and Inequality in America

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

June 2006

Russell Sage Foundation

"In addition to its utility for scholars, Punishment and Inequality in America is appropriate reading for advanced undergraduates or graduate students studying criminal justice or public policy. In asking us to consider the hidden meaning of 'mass imprisonment' for how we understand and assess crime, inequality, and economic prosperity, Bruce Western trains our attention to a vital set of topics with intelligence, honesty, and originality."--Law & Politics Book Review

LC 2005055259, ISBN 978-0-87154-894-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


367.977

Endres, Kathleen

Akron's "Better Half": Women's Clubs and the Humanization of the City, 1825-1925

232 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w illus., $54.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

The University of Akron Press

Akron's Better Half covers the first 100 years of Akron's history, a time of enormous growth and change in the city. It was also a time of enormous energy and activism on the part of the women's clubs. While Akron's men were developing the city's economic and industrial foundations, the women were equally busy weaving the benevolent and cultural fabric of the growing city. It is a different perspective on Akron, its history, and its institutions.

LC 2006002468, ISBN 978-1-931968-69-2 (c.), ISBN 978-1-931968-41-6 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: R


368.382

Swartz, Katherine

Reinsuring Health: Why More Middle-Class People Are Uninsured and What Government Can Do

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

June 2006

Russell Sage Foundation

"Professor Swartz presents a strong argument for a government-sponsored reinsurance program as one potential solution to the pending health care crisis. I wish the book had been available when I was working to expand health coverage for New Hampshire's uninsured."--Jeanne Shaheen, former Governor of New Hampshire

LC 2006040505, ISBN 978-0-87154-787-3

PLA: S


368.42

Engel, Jonathan

Poor People's Medicine: Medicaid and American Charity Care since 1965

344 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

Duke University Press

Poor People's Medicine is a detailed history of Medicaid since its beginning in 1965. Federally aided and state-operated, Medicaid is the single most important source of medical care for the poorest citizens of the United States. From acute hospitalization to long-term nursing home care, the nation's Medicaid programs pay virtually the entire cost of physician treatment, medical equipment, and prescription pharmaceuticals for the millions of Americans who fall within government-mandated eligibility guidelines. Poor People's Medicine is an invaluable resource for understanding the evolution and present state of programs to deliver health care to America's poor.

LC 2005021133, ISBN 978-0-8223-3683-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3695-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S

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370-379 Education


370.71

Karby, Sheila, et al.

Reforming Teacher Education: Something Old, Something New

196 pp., 7" x 10", 3 tables, 2 figures, bibliog., $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

RAND Corporation

One of the latest and most well funded efforts aimed at teacher education reform is boldly titled Teachers for a New Era (TNE). Its initiative emphasizes evidence based decision-making, close collaboration between education and arts and sciences faculty, and teaching as an academically taught clinical-practice profession. The RAND Corporation and the Manpower Research Demonstration Corpo-ration followed and evaluated the TNE initiative from October 2002 to September 2005, conducting on-site interviews with TNE grantees. The authors place TNE in the larger context of teacher education reform and critically examine the process by which reform will result in highly qualified teachers capable of producing improvements in student learning.

LC 2006018196, ISBN 978-0-8330-3982-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


370.942

Orme, Nicholas

Medieval Schools: Roman Britain to Renaissance England

432 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/4", 50 b&w and 30 color illus., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

Yale University Press

In this sequel to the widely praised Medieval Children, Nicholas Orme considers medieval schools in England--how they developed, what they taught, how they were run, and who attended them. Remarkably, these early schools anticipated nearly all the ideas, practices, and institutions of schooling today, the author shows. "A very comprehensive study of English schools from Roman Britain to 1560...Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2006004516, ISBN 978-0-300-11102-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


371.1

Stramiello, Al, Mary Willingham, and Carl R. Martray

A Joyful Passion for Teaching

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

May 2006

Mercer University Press

This compelling series of essays represents a wide array of teaching experiences and backgrounds of the faculty members of Tift College of Education. The question of "Why does one teach?" is explored in a heartfelt meaningful way by each of the authors. This is a "must read" for those who feel that they have been called to the teaching profession.

LC 2006001479, ISBN 978-0-86554-997-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


372.5

Cooper, Mark

Making Art Together: How Collaborative Art-Making Can Transform Kids, Classrooms, and Communities

208 pp., 7" x 9", photos, $26.95 cloth

August 2006

Beacon Press

Artist Mark Cooper creates remarkable art with children. Visiting classrooms around the country, he helps children create ambitious art objects--together. From decorated sculptures to billboards against violence to maps of the world, children plan, design, and complete the projects themselves, often tying their art to larger themes. The resulting pieces have been featured in newspapers and displayed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and many other venues.

LC 2006008523, ISBN 978-0-8070-6618-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: G, S


378.73

Bok, Derek

Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More

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

January 2006

Princeton University Press

"In Our Underachieving Colleges, Derek Bok argues forcefully that those of us within the academy can do a much better job of educating our undergraduates, widening their vistas, and preparing them to succeed in life."--Charles M. Vest, The Boston Globe. "In the Bok view, American colleges and universities are victims of their own success: they answer to so many constituencies and are expected to serve so many ends that no one can agree on even a few common goals, and in the meantime they have grown complacent."--Charles McGrath, The New York Times

LC 2005023229, ISBN 978-0-691-12596-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


378.758

Brooks, F. Erik

Pursuing a Promise: A History of African Americans at Georgia Southern University

193 pp., 6" x 9", photos, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Mercer University Press

This book examines desegregation in the context of non-flagship universities. There is a misguided belief that desegregation happened quietly at Georgia Southern University. While it is clear that Georgia Southern avoided the violence and rioting seen by other Southern universities, African American students were subjected to racial abuse from students and faculty.

LC 2006006612, ISBN 978-0-88146-018-6

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG, RS


378.758

Dumas, Carrie M. and Julie Hunter

Benjamin Elijah Mays: A Pictorial Life and Times

308 pp., 7" x 10", photos, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Mercer University Press

As a result of his many contributions, Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was not only recognized as one of the great minds of the twentieth century, but also left an indelible impact on so many of those he touched. Drawing from numerous archives, Dumas presents a photographic biography of one of America's most notable citizens in vivid detail.

LC 2006006615, ISBN 978-0-88146-016-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S, RG


378.763

Baker, David G. and Margaret Taylor Stewart

Tales of Mike the Tiger: Facts and Fun for Everyone

144 pp., 10 1/2" x 9", 40 halftones, 6 line drawings, 92 color illus., 1 map, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Louisiana State University Press

For the youngest fans of Louisiana State University sports, Mike the Tiger is the main attraction. Children visiting campus beg to stop by Mike's brand-new home situated near Tiger Stadium, Alex Box Stadium, and the P-MAC, hoping to hear the big cat roar and have their photo taken with him. Mike's veterinarian, David G. Baker, and reading specialist Margaret Taylor Stewart have combined their expertise in this fun, informative guidebook for the most devoted followers of the beloved Bengal mascot. Tales of Mike the Tiger will satisfy even the most inquisitive child on the subject of this favorite feline.

LC 2005011573, ISBN 978-0-8071-3118-3

AASL: RG/EM

PLA: RG


378.782

Mihelich, Dennis N.

The History of Creighton University, 1878-2003

542 pp., 7" x 10", 65 b&w illus., index, $40.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Fordham University Press/Creighton University Press

Commissioned in honor of its 125th anniversary, The History of Creighton University is the first official history of Creighton University. This extensively-researched and illustrated chronicle tells the compelling story of an institution which has grown from its humble beginnings as a Jesuit college for Omaha's Irish immigrant community to the diverse, comprehensive, and distinguished University of the present day.

LC 2005022379, ISBN 978-1-881871-48-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-881871-53-8 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG, RS


379.73

Manna, Paul

School's In: Federalism and the National Education Agenda

209 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Georgetown University Press

In School's In, Paul Manna looks over forty years of national education policymaking and asserts that although Washington's influence over American schools has indeed increased, we should neither overestimate the expansion of federal power nor underestimate the resiliency and continuing influence of the states. States are developing comprehensive--often innovative--education policies, and a wide array of educational issues have appeared on the political agenda at the state and national levels.

LC 2005027244, ISBN 978-1-58901-090-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G

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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


381.097

Henthorn, Cynthia Lee

From Submarines to Suburbs: Selling a Better America, 1939-1959

383 pp., 7" x 10", illus., photos, index, $59.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Ohio University Press

Cynthia Henthorn takes a close look at how pre-fabricated suburban houses, high-tech kitchens, and miracle products developed from war-related industries were promoted as the hygienic solutions for establishing the post-war America, one led by captains of free enterprise. As Henthorn demonstrates, wartime advertising and marketing strategies tying consumer prosperity to the war effort were easily adapted in the Cold War era, when a symbiotic relationship between military standing and standards of living intensified. Using documentary evidence in the form of numerous advertisements, From Submarines to Suburbs stands as a significant contribution to understanding how today's America evolved.

LC 2006013468, ISBN 978-0-8214-1677-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8214-1678-2 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


381.12

Mitchell, Stacy

Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

320 pp., 6" x 9", index, $24.95 cloth

November 2006

Beacon Press

Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising water pollution and diminished civic engagement.

LC 2006013818, ISBN 978-0-8070-3500-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


384.809

Belletti, Valeria Edited and Annotated by Cari Beauchamp Foreword by Sam Goldwyn Jr.

Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: Her Private Letters from Inside the Studios of the 1920s

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 26 photos, index, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University of California Press

"Valeria's letters are candid, lively, and inescapably charming; they evince a touching na•veté one minute and a surprising sophistication the next. Her youthful openness to the world is exhilarating...her letters remain a vibrant and intelligent record of a dazzling era."--Bookforum. "Beyond an insider's look at the nascent film industry Belletti's letters give voice to a young woman simultaneously seeking risk and security. We watch, fascinated, as she makes and loses homes, friends, and boyfriends; rubs shoulders with Hollywood royalty. All in the richly described atmosphere of 1920s Southern California. Beauchamp is to be commended for further illuminating this corner of Hollywood history."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2005028157, ISBN 978-0-520-24551-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-520-24780-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


387.245

Cudahy, Brian J.

Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed the World

352 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Fordham University Press

In this fascinating book, transportation expert Brian Cudahy provides a vivid, fast-paced account of the container-ship revolution--from the maiden voyage of the Ideal X to the entrepreneurial vision and technological breakthroughs that make it possible to ship more goods more cheaply than every before. "Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, Box Boats--one of the only sources on the last fifty years of maritime history--presents fascinating stories on the development of container ships and the revolutionary changes they brought to world commerce."--Edwin Dunbaugh, Ph.D., author of The New England Steamship Company: Long Island Sound Night Boats in the Twentieth Century

LC 2006005905, ISBN 978-0-8232-2568-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


387.5

Levinson, Marc

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

376 pp., 6" x 9", 1 line illus., 7 tables, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Princeton University Press

"One of the most significant, yet least noticed, economic developments of the last few decades [was] the transformation of international shipping...The idea of containerization was simple: to move trailer-size loads of goods seamlessly among trucks, trains and ships, without breaking bulk...Along the way, even the most foresighted people made mistakes and lost millions...[A] classic tale of trial and error, and creative destruction."--Virginia Postrel, The New York Times. "Makes a strong case that [McLean's thinking] altered the economics of shipping and with that the flow of world trade. Without the container, there would be no globalization."--The Economist

LC 2005030021, ISBN 978-0-691-12324-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G

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391.209

Warner, Patricia Campbell

When the Girls Came Out to Play: The Birth of American Sportswear

296 pp., 6" x 9", 45 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This will be the book on women and sport clothing and will no doubt open the doors for additional research on the topic...Patricia Warner has long been considered the expert in this field and numerous scholars have been anxiously awaiting the publication of this book."--Gayle V. Fischer, author of Pantaloons and Power: A Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform in the United States

LC 2006003037, ISBN 978-1-55849-548-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-549-4 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


394.14

Burns, Eric

The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco

296 pp., 6" x 9", $29.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Temple University Press

From the author of The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol comes a new book examining the history of tobacco, especially in the United States. Eric Burns reminds readers that tobacco was not always the controversial substance it is today; in fact, tobacco was thought to have both medicinal and spiritual value for centuries and was crucial to the success of Jamestown. Both entertaining and insightful, this book provides a lively history of tobacco that will leave readers coming back for more.

LC 2006017390, ISBN 978-1-59213-480-9

AASL: O, G/HS, P

PLA: O


398.208

Ben-Amos, Dan (Editor)

Folktales of the Jews, Volume 1: Tales from the Sephardic Dispersion

600 pp., 6" x 9", indexes, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The Jewish Publication Society

The first volume in a new literary landmark, Tales from the Sephardic Dispersion begins the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. It is the first volume in Folktales of the Jews, the five-volume series to be released over the next several years, in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg's classic, Legends of the Jews.

LC 2006014753, ISBN 978-0-8276-0829-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


398.22

Marzolph, Ulrich (Editor)

The Arabian Nights Reader (Fairy-Tale Studies Series)

392 pp., 6" x 9", 4 illus., 5 tables, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Wayne State University Press

The Arabian Nights Reader offers an authoritative guide to the research inspired by the Arabian Nights. Bringing together Indian, Iranian, and Arabic tradition, this collection of tales became popular in the Western world during the eighteenth century and has since exerted a profound influence on theater, opera, music, painting, architecture, and literature. Through a selection of sixteen influential and currently relevant essays, culled from decades of scholarship, this volume encompasses the most salient research topics to date, from the Nights' early history to interpretations of such famous characters as Sheherazade.

LC 2006001977, ISBN 978-0-81433-259-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O


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