2007 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History


900-919 Geography

940-949 European History

920-929 Biography   950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History    
930-939 History of the Ancient World   970-979 North American and United States History    
    980-999 South American and Other History    
   

900-919 Geography


900.098

Nemo, Philippe Translated by Kenneth Casler

What is the West?

157 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Duquesne University Press

Now available for the first time in English, this book is essential reading for those interested in contemporary cultural debates on Western culture, nationhood, and American values, as well as those interested in world history and politics, philosophy and religion, and contemporary global politics. Not geared to specifically conservative or liberal viewpoints but to an accurate rendering of historical ideas and trends, Nemo's book should do much to advance our understanding of each other in an increasingly global community.

LC 2005018988, ISBN 978-0-8207-0375-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


910.409

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane

The Ice Cave: A Woman's Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic

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

September 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Recounts Bledsoe's wilderness journeys as she recovers her connection with the wild and discovers the meanings of fear and grace. These are gripping tales of fending off wolves in Alaska, encountering UFOs in the Colorado Desert, and searching for mountain lions in Berkeley. "The Breath of Seals" takes readers to Antarctica, the wildest continent on earth, where she camped out with geologists, biologists, and astrophysicists. "Guaranteed to give armchair naturalists and travelers a glorious ride from Alaska to Antarctica...Action, dialog, and musings are perfectly balanced in this hard-to-put-down book; highly recommended for public libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2006007291, ISBN 978-0-299-21844-7

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: O


911.73

Hayes, Derek

Historical Atlas of the United States: With Original Maps

280 pp., 10" x 14", 535 color and 52 b&w illus., index, $39.95 cloth

October 2006

University of California Press

Using more than five hundred historical maps, this stunning book is the first to tell the story of America's past from a unique geographical perspective. Covering more than half a millennium--from conception to colonization to Hurricane Katrina--this atlas documents the discoveries and explorations, the intrigue and negotiations, the technology and the will that led the United States to become what it is today. Richly detailed, visually breathtaking maps are accompanied by extended captions that elucidate the stories and personalities behind their creation.

LC 2006042405, ISBN 978-0-520-25036-9

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


912.564

Smith, Dan

The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

144 pp., 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", 7 color illus., 1 b&w photo, 60 maps, 5 tables, index, $50.00 cloth, $19.95 paper

October 2006

University of California Press

A valuable tool for understanding the Middle East and global politics, this innovative and information-packed volume combines clear, analytical text with full-color maps and graphics to provide a comprehensive and accessible guide to the region today. With customarily acute analysis, Smith highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for international relations. "Successfully educates the reader about the Middle East region and the conflicts, both historical and modern, that have led to the current situation in this part of the world."--Library Journal

LC 2006050132, ISBN 978-0-520-24867-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-520-24868-7 (p.)

AASL: O, G/MS-HS

PLA: O, G


915.204

Davidson, Cathy N.

36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan

272 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 17 illus., glossary, $64.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Duke University Press

In 1980, Davidson traveled to Japan to teach English at an all-women's university. It was the first of many journeys and the beginning of a deep and abiding fascination. She depicts a series of intimate moments and small epiphanies that together make up a panoramic view of Japan. In a new afterword, Davidson tells of a poignant trip back to Japan in 2005 to visit friends who had remade their lives after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, which had devastated the city of Kobe, as well as the small town where Davidson had lived and the university where she taught.

LC 2006011048, ISBN 978-0-8223-3860-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3913-7 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


916.804

Houze, David

Twilight People: One Man's Journey to Find His Roots

344 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos, 2 maps, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

University of California Press

"The blending of the personal with the political is never slick metaphor in his account; it is fact. His own family story is a gripping way to fill in the social history and bring it close...his eloquent observation of the contemporary scene is right on the mark"--Booklist (starred review). "The book's true magic lies in meeting this remarkable man, who searches for his sisters and in the process finds himself."--Essence Magazine. "A heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive journey that spans racial injustice in South Africa and Mississippi."--Library Journal

LC 2005035322, ISBN 978-0-520-24398-9

AASL: G, S/HS

PLA: G


917.4

Marino, Cesare and Karim M. Tiro (Editors and Translators)

Along the Hudson and Mohawk: The 1790 Journey of Count Paolo Andreani

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 15 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

In the summer of 1790, Italian explorer Count Paolo Andreani embarked on a journey that would take him through New York State and eastern Iroquoia. Traveling along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, Andreani kept a meticulous record of his observations and experiences in the New World. Published complete for the first time in English, this diary is of major importance to those interested in life after the American Revolution, political affairs in the New Republic, and Native American peoples.

LC 2005042366, ISBN 978-0-8122-3914-0

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


917.504

Trowbridge, John Townsend Introduction by J. H. Segars

The South: A Tour of its Battlefields and Ruined Cities, 1865-1866

590 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", illus., maps, $30.00 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Mercer University Press

After the Civil War, few Southerners were in a position to publish books about their defeated region. Fortunately, a New England author, John Townsend Trowbridge, was persuaded to travel through the yet-to-be-Reconstructed South and compile a journal of his adventures. This book provides a rare glimpse into Southern life during one of our nation's darkest hours.

LC 2006006619, ISBN 978-0-86554-969-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S

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920-929 Biography


920.72

Ruiz, Vicki L. and Virginia Sánchez Korrol (Editors)

Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (3 Volume Set)

944 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 335 b&w photos, bibliog., indexes, $220.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Indiana University Press

A comprehensive, historical encyclopedia that covers the full range of Latina economic, political, and cultural life in the United States, Latinas in the United States records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. In more than 580 entries and 300 photographs, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life, establishing an essential reference for decades to come.

LC 2005034986, ISBN 978-0-253-34680-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


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930-939 History of the Ancient World


936.1

Burl, Aubrey

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany

276 pp., 6" x 9", 70 b&w illus., index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

February 2006

Yale University Press

This practical and knowledgeable guidebook is the first to deal comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. Filled with fascinating information, useful maps, and arresting photographs, this invaluable resource discusses the archaeology and architectural features of over 400 sites. "This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany... Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--British Archaeology

LC 2005023921, ISBN 978-0-300-11406-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


937.05

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Caesar: Life of a Colossus

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

September 2006

Yale University Press

Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, Goldsworthy covers not only Caesar's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. "More compellingly than most biographies, Goldsworthy's exhaustive, lucid, elegantly written life makes its subject the embodiment of his age."--Publishers Weekly (starred review). "Recommended for academic and larger public libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2006922060, ISBN 978-0-300-12048-6

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: G


938.003

Shipley, Graham, et al.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization

1010 pp., 9 3/4" x 6", 185 line diagrams, 342 halftones, $180.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the classical world, combining the traditional strengths of classical subjects with new approaches examining the social and cultural features of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Ranging in time from post-Bronze Age Greece to the later Roman Empire, it looks not only at ancient Greece and Rome, but discusses those cultures with which Greeks and Romans exchanged information and culture (e.g. Phoenicians, Celts and Jews) and those remote peoples with whom they were in contact (e.g. Persia, China and India). Highly illustrated, with hundreds of entries by leading scholars.

LC 2006299203, ISBN 978-0-5214-8313-1

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: G

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940-949 European History


940

Bartal, Israel Translated by Chaya Naor

The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881 (Jewish Culture and Contexts Series)

216 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illus., $49.95 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

August 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

In the nineteenth century, the largest Jewish community the modern world had known lived in hundreds of towns and shtetls in the territory between the Prussian border of Poland and the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea. The period had started with the partition of Poland and the absorption of its territories into the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires; it would end with the first large-scale outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence and the imposition in Russia of strong anti-Semitic legislation. In The Jews of Eastern Europe, Israel Bartal traces this transformation and finds in it the roots of Jewish modernity.

LC 2005042208, ISBN 978-0-8122-3887-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1907-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


940.53

Ben-Atar, Roma Nutkiewicz (with Doron Ben-Atar)

What Time and Sadness Spared: Mother and Son Confront the Holocaust

206 pp. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 12 b&w illus., $27.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

The University of Virginia Press

"There is a flood of memoirs about the Nazi period and survivors in print today. Well, this is not 'just one more.' This book stands out from the literature. It has an eloquent statement by one survivor, which is by itself powerful. But it also has (and this is where the text is really unique) the commentary of her historian son, who says what needs to be said and leaves to his mother what she is particularly well equipped to say."--Peter Gay, Yale University, author of My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

LC 2005024393, ISBN 978-0-8139-2513-4

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.53

Good, Michael

The Search for Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews, Expanded Edition

288 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 30 b&w illus., index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Fordham University Press

This expanded edition features new photographs and a new epilogue on the impact of the discovery of Karl Plagge--especially the story of 83-year-old Alfons von Deschwanden, who, after fifty years of silence, came forward as a veteran of Plagge's unit. His testimony is now part of this growing witness to truth. "This is an exceptional story of one man's bravery and compassion in a world where six million Jews were murdered."--Booklist. "A rewarding tale of redemption in the face of horror, of wide interest."--Kirkus Reviews

LC 2006027866, ISBN 978-0-8232-2441-8

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RG


940.53

Litoff, Judy Barrett (Editor)

An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia d'Albert-Lake

322 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Fordham University Press

Virginia d'Albert-Lake was one of thousands who risked their lives saving downed airmen along the Comet escape line that stretched from Belgium to Gibraltar. What distinguished Virginia from other resisters was that she was an American citizen who had the option to return to the safety of her native country. Yet she chose to remain in France where her dangerous work nearly cost her life. "This is at once a stunning self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous young American woman who in World War II stayed in France to fight alongside her French husband in the French resistance..."--Walter Cronkite

LC 2005034897, ISBN 978-0-8232-2581-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


940.53

Ogilvie, Sarah A. and Scott Miller

Refuge Denied: The Saint Louis Passengers and the Holocaust

224 pp., 6" x 9", 31 photos, 3 illus., 3 maps, $21.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

In May 1939, Cuba turned away the MS St. Louis, which carried more than 900 hopeful Jewish refugees escaping Nazi Germany. The passengers sought safe haven in the U.S., but were rejected once again, so the ship embarked on an uncertain return voyage. Finally, the St. Louis passengers found refuge in four western European countries, but only the 288 passengers sent to England evaded the Nazi grip that closed upon continental Europe a year later. Over the years, the St. Louis has come to symbolize U.S. indifference to the plight of European Jewry on the eve of World War II.

LC 2006007518, ISBN 978-0-299-21980-2

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.53

Takemoto, Paul Howard

Nisei Memories: My Parents Talk about the War Years

256 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., index, $22.50 paper, CIP included

April 2006

University of Washington Press

A moving account of two second-generation Japanese Americans who were demonized as threats to national security and afterwards were silent. Based on Paul Takemoto's interviews with his parents, in which they finally divulge their past, the book follows their lives before, during, and after World War II--when his father served his country, and his mother was imprisoned by it.

LC 2005026602, ISBN 978-0-2959-8585-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RG


940.534

Christofferson, Thomas R. and Michael S. Christofferson

France During World War II: From Defeat to Liberation

208 pp., 6" x 9", index, $75.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Fordham University Press

Synthesizing a wide range of scholarship, the authors integrate political, diplomatic, military, social, cultural, and economic history in this portrait of a nation and a people at war. Here is a chronicle of the battles and campaigns that stained French soil with blood. Here, also, is the full historical context of the war--its origins, realities, and aftermath--in French society. The authors pay particular attention to the key failures of institutional France--especially the officer corps, political elites, and the Catholic Church. They also assess the history of the Vichy regime and the German occupation in carefully crafted accounts of resistance and collaboration, Vichy's National Revolution, and the fate of France's Jews.

LC 2006006872, ISBN 978-0-8232-2562-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2563-7 (p.)

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


940.534

Lumans, Valdis O.

Latvia in World War II

380 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 4 b&w illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Fordham University Press

Valdis Lumans provides an authoritative, balanced, and comprehensive account of one of the most complex, and conflicted, arenas of the Second World War. "Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Latvia in World War II will stand as the definitive study of an important, although neglected, subject. Lumans grippingly relates the devastating story of how Latvia, caught between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, experienced waves of terror, purges, and ethnic upheaval. A truly outstanding work of historical scholarship."--Alan E. Steinweis, author of Studying the Jew: Scholarly Antisemitism in Nazi Germany

LC 2006007965, ISBN 978-0-8232-2627-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RG


940.54

Davis, James M. Edited by David L. Snead

In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II

256 pp., 6" x 9", 22 b&w photos, 1 map, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

The University of North Texas Press

James "Jim" Davis piloted a B-24 as part of the 8th Air Force on nearly thirty missions in the European Theatre during World War II. He flew support missions for Operations Cobra and Market Garden and numerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. "A near-perfect example of 'the greatest generation,' Mr. Davis has written an enthralling account of his service in World War II. To understand the air war in the European Theatre, with its unrelenting fatigue and harrowing dangers, there is no better place to start than with this poignant, enlightening, and entertaining memoir."--Peter Maslowski, Professor of History, University of Nebraska

LC 2005033926, ISBN 978-1-57441-209-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


940.54

Lindsay, Oliver

The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune

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

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

It has been over sixty years since Hong Kong was liberated from the Japanese. In a detailed portrayal of the period, Oliver Lindsay offers a graphic account of how the British, Canadian, Indian, and Chinese defenders surrendered Hong Kong to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941 after eighteen days of intense fighting. The book is illuminated by the remarkable personal story of John Harris who was pitched into battle as a subaltern in the Royal Engineers and was a prisoner of the Japanese for four years. His powerful testimonial describes the appalling struggle to survive in a Japanese prison camp.

C20069027234, ISBN 978-0-7735-3162-8

PLA: RG


940.54

Romeiser, John B.

Combat Reporter: Don Whitehead's World War II Diary and Memoirs

248 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illus., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Fordham University Press

John Romeiser has woven both the North African diary and Whitehead's memoir of the subsequent landings in Sicily into a vivid, unvarnished, and completely riveting story of eight months during some of the most brutal combat of the war. "This highly readable book adds up to a powerful lesson in World War II journalistic history."--Herbert Mitgang, author of Newsmen in Khaki. "A treasure box of insights into the world of the war correspondent."--James Tobin, author of Ernie Pyle's War

LC 2006021330, ISBN 978-0-8232-2675-7

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: O


940.54

Yost, Israel A. S.

Combat Chaplain: The Personal Story of the World War II Chaplain of the Japanese American 100th Battalion

328 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w illus., index, $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

University of Hawai'i Press

In October 1943, twenty-seven-year-old combat infantry chaplain Israel Yost arrived in Italy with the 100th Battalion, a little-known National Guard unit of mostly Japanese Americans from Hawaii. For the next nineteen months at the front, Yost assisted medics and wrote countless letters of condolence, all in addition to fulfilling his ministerial duties. Forty years after the war had ended, Yost wrote of his wartime experiences with the 100th. Combat Chaplain presents this heartfelt memoir intact with the addition of photographs and subsequent letters and speeches by Yost and other veterans.

LC 2006007355, ISBN 978-0-8248-3023-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8248-3082-3 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


940.542

Lukacs, John

June 1941: Hitler and Stalin

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

April 2006

Yale University Press

This masterful history describes the drama of the fateful days leading to Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. "Arguing that history is the product of specific choices rather than impersonal forces, the historian watches as two specific people make very specific decisions that will shape the rest of the twentieth century."--The Atlantic. "June 1941 is in the grand tradition of the 19th-century historical essay. [Lukacs's] style is both seductive and entertaining."--The Washington Post Book World

LC 2005057464, ISBN 978-0-300-11437-9

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: G


941.073

Black, Jeremy

George III: America's Last King

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

December 2006

Yale University Press

"Black has produced a magisterial new treatment of George's life, exploring his long and eventful reign. Drawing on original research as well as synthesizing recent historiography, Black positions the king relative to his predecessors; places him in context with contemporary European rulers; considers the political development and constitutional implications of his reign; recovers the role of the Hanoverian possessions; and takes seriously the king's moral, religious, and cultural influences... Recommended for all college and research libraries."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2006014067, ISBN 978-0-300-11732-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


941.5

Akenson, Don

An Irish History of Civilization, Volume 1

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

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Don Akenson fuses history and fiction into an iconoclastic narrative of a people and their influence around the globe. Volume 1 takes Irish civilization from its Semitic roots in early Christianity to St. Patrick to early Irish conquests in Europe and several New Worlds, and from the eighteenth-century penal laws to the emergence of Irish Catholics as energetic imperializers within the First and Second British Empires. "A genuinely brilliant achievement."--Stephen Howe, The Independent

C20039053733, ISBN 978-0-7735-2890-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


941.5

Akenson, Don

An Irish History of Civilization, Volume 2

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

March 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Don Akenson fuses history and fiction into an iconoclastic narrative of a people and their influence around the globe. Volume 2 begins with the Great Famine and moves on to show the Irish adapting, improvising, and innovating in Ireland, North America, New Zealand, Australia, Polynesia, and South Africa. Akenson ends by demonstrating conclusively the centrality of both Catholic and Protestant Irish culture to the United States. "A genuinely brilliant achievement."--Stephen Howe, The Independent

C20039053733, ISBN 978-0-7735-2891-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


941.508

de Beaumont, Gustave

Ireland: Social, Political, and Religious

448 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Harvard University Press

Paralleling his friend Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to America, Gustave de Beaumont traveled through Ireland in the mid-1830s to observe its people and society. In Ireland, he chronicles the history of the Irish and offers up a national portrait on the eve of the Great Famine. A classic of nineteenth-century political and social commentary, Beaumont's singular portrait offers the compelling immediacy of an eyewitness to history.

LC 2205057032, ISBN 978-0-674-02165-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


941.916

Barber, Shelley (Editor)

The Prendergast Letters: Correspondence from Famine-Era Ireland, 1840-1850

144 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"These letters are important for how they open a window on the lives and struggles of famine-era Irish and their immigrant offspring in America, in this case Boston, who stood somewhere between the 'relatively undifferentiated mass of those who barely survived' and 'those who became distinguished major figures.'...This book fills an important niche in the spectrum of studies in the field."--Arthur Gribben, editor of The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora in America

LC 2006008286, ISBN 978-1-55849-550-0

AASL: O, S/HS

PLA: S


942.03

Haines, Roy Martin

King Edward II: His Life, His Reign, and Its Aftermath, 1284-1330

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

July 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Edward of Caernarfon is best known today for his disastrous military defeat in 1314 at Bannockburn, where his English army was defeated by a vastly inferior Scottish force led by Robert the Bruce, leading to Scottish Independence. This catastrophe was one of many in a disastrous career marked by indolence, vengefulness, vacillation in relationships with France, deranged policies at home, and constitutional wrangling. Roy Haines examines Edward II's life and the more salient periods of his reign, situating the monarch in the context of the "empire" he inherited and the aftermath of his unregretted death.

C20029050626, ISBN 978-0-7735-2432-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3157-4 (p.)

PLA: G


943.905

Gati, Charles

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

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

July 2006

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

The 1956 Hungarian revolution, and its suppression by the U.S.S.R., was a key event in the cold war, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and old-fashioned Soviet imperialism. But now, fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati's new history of the revolt. Denying neither Hungarian heroism nor Soviet brutality, Failed Illusions nevertheless modifies our picture of what happened.

LC 2006015215, ISBN 978-0-8047-5606-8

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


945

Amelang, James S. and Siegfried Beer

Public Power in Europe: Studies in Historical Transformations

274 pp., 6 2/3" x 9 1/2", $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press

This book examines how states, institutions and legislation have been conceptualized and studied in various historiographical contexts. The authors look at how Europeans organize their public life and have organized it in the past, and how views of history have influenced and been used in shaping it. Edited by James S. Amelang and Siegfried Beer, and published by the Thematic Work Group on "States, Legislation, Institutions", operating as part of CLIOHRES.net, a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme of the Directorate General for Research.

ISBN 978-88-8492-401-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


945

de Carvalho, Joaquim Ramos (Editor)

Religion, Ritual and Mythology: Aspects of Identity Formation in Europe

336 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press

This book looks at how religion and religious practices and ideas have contributed to shaping the European past and their manifestations in the present. An international and interdisciplinary working group investigates a number of ways in which researchers analyze the multiple functions of religion in European society. Edited by Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, and published by the Thematic Work Group on "Religion and Philosophy" operating as part of CLIOHRES.net, a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme of its Directorate General for Research.

ISBN 978-88-8492-404-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


945

Ellis, Steven G., Gudmundur H‡lfdanarson, and Ann Katherine Isaacs (Editors)

Citizenship in Historical Perspective

400 pp., 7 1/2" x 11", $32.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press

This book examines many of the ways that citizenship has been defined and analyzed in different historical and historiographical contexts. A varied and distinguished group of researchers, working together, shows how citizenship had developed, emphasizing continuities and breaking points, particularly but not only in European countries and in those involved in colonization and decolonization. Edited by Steven G. Ellis, Gudmundur H‡lfdanarson and Ann Katherine Isaacs and published by CLIOHRES.net, a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme of its Directorate General for Research.

ISBN 978-88-8492-406-3

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


945

Klusˆkovˆ, Lud'a and Steven G. Ellis (Editors)

Frontiers and Identities: Exploring the Research Area

228 pp., 6 2/3" x 9 1/2", $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press

The volume addresses ways in which national and international historiographies look at borders, frontiers and identities from a variety of points of view. An international and interdisciplinary working group investigates the assumptions that underlie European research on where we live and who we are. The volume, edited by Lud'a Klus‡kov‡ and Steven G. Ellis, is published by the Thematic Work Group on "Frontiers and Identities", operating as part of CLIOHRES.net, a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme of its Directorate General for Research.

ISBN 978-88-8492-405-6

AASL: S/P

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945

Waaldijk, Berteke

Professions and Social Identity. New European Historical Research on Work, Gender and Society

296 pp., 7" x 9 1/2", $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press

The volume addresses the topic of professional identity in an innovative way. The authors use the prism of professions and social identity to look at how the fields of social history, gender history and labour history can interact, developing a new methodological space that goes beyond current national and disciplinary research traditions. The volume, edited by Berteke Waaldijk, is published by the Thematic Work Group on "Work, Gender and Society", operating as part of CLIOHRES.net, a Network of Excellence supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme of the Directorate General for Research.

ISBN 978-88-8492-383-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


947.084

Cockfield, Jamie H.

Black Lebeda: The Russian Famine Diary of ARA Kazan District Supervisor J. Rives Childs, 1921-1923

200 pp., 6" x 9", photos, bibliog., index, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Mercer University Press

This is the meticulously kept diary of J. Rives Childs, part of the American Relief Administration (ARA), 1921-1923. Child's diary, which begins in the days before he enters Soviet Russia in 1921 and ends rather abruptly in August 1923, is a detailed, in-depth view of his Russian experience. There's an account of the inner workings of the ARA at all levels, from Moscow to the workers in the kitchens that fed the starving children, and later adults. The diary also gives a firsthand view of the early days of Lenin's famous New Economic Policy (NEP), which was really a partial return to old capitalism.

LC 2006006613, ISBN 978-0-88146-015-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


947.084

Roberts, Geoffrey

Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 32 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

This breakthrough book provides a provocative reassessment of Stalin's leadership during the most important years of his career. Geoffrey Roberts challenges standard perceptions of Stalin and shows that he was both a ruthless dictator and a remarkable politician who sought to avoid the Cold War and establish a long-term detente with the capitalist world.

LC 2006023395, ISBN 978-0-300-11204-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O, G


947.086

Ellison, Herbert J.

Boris Yeltsin and Russia's Democratic Transformation

320 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

University of Washington Press

Boris Yeltsin is one of modern history's most dynamic and under-appreciated figures. In this vivid, analytical masterwork, Herbert J. Ellison establishes Yeltsin as the principal leader and defender of Russia's democratic revolution--the very embodiment of Russia's fragile new liberties, including the evolving respect for the rule of law and private property as well as core freedoms of speech, religion, press, and political association. "Much has been written about Yeltsin, but rarely has it been as balanced and insightful as this book."--Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institution and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State.

LC 2006015001, ISBN 978-0-295-98637-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


948

Ratcliffe, Derek

Lapland: A Natural History

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 14 b&w and 263 color illus., 16 maps, index, $60.00 cloth

February 2006

Yale University Press

This up-to-date and fully illustrated guide is the first comprehensive account of the natural history of Lapland for English-language readers. The book introduces the wildlife, birds, and plants of this unique and largely unspoiled region, emphasizing species that are characteristic, distinctive, or likely to be encountered by visitors. "This is an informative and easy to read text on a part of the natural world unfamiliar to many. It is a fascinating, enjoyable book."--Wildlife Activist

LC 2005931726, ISBN 978-0-300-11553-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S, RG


949.6

Pond, Elizabeth

Endgame in the Balkans: Regime Change, European Style

412 pp., 6" x 9", glossary, maps, endnotes, references, interviews, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Brookings Institution Press

In Endgame in the Balkans, veteran journalist Elizabeth Pond questions whether Europe can tame the Balkans. Starting with the wars of Yugoslav succession, she describes the region's tumultuous recent history and explores both how the lure of European Union membership has affected the Balkans and how Balkan developments have shaped the EU. "A highly readable, intensively researched, people-centered portrait. The author offers us a sober, yet upbeat, prognosis of the Balkans' European destiny, if the many obstacles she cogently assesses can be surmounted."--Bowman Miller, former Director of Analysis for Europe at the U.S. Department of State

LC 2006025352, ISBN 978-0-8157-7160-9

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G

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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


951.056

MacFarquhar, Roderick and Michael Schoenhals

Mao's Last Revolution

752 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

Harvard University Press

The Cultural Revolution was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. In a masterly book, Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explain why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, and show his Machiavellian role in masterminding it. In often-horrifying detail, they document the Hobbesian state that ensued as the movement veered out of control and terror paralyzed the country.

LC 2006042707, ISBN 978-0-674-02332-1

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


954.604

Behera, Navnita Chadha

Demystifying Kashmir

341 pp., 6" x 9", maps, tables, appendix, glossary, endnotes, bibliog., $28.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2006

Brookings Institution Press

"Navnita Chadha Behera delves into the history and dynamics of Kashmir in a way that few other authors have done. The tapestry she weaves out of the intertwined national movements of India, Pakistan, and Kashmir helps explain why this conflict has been so stubborn and anguished."--Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer, Center for Strategic and International Studies. "Not all will agree with her analysis, but this important book deserves to be widely read by those interested in the future of the region."--Alexander Evans, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

LC 2006027991, ISBN 978-0-8157-0860-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: RS


955.05

Johanyak, Debra

Behind the Veil: An American Woman's Memoir of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis

251 pp., 6" x 9", illus., $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper

November 2006

The University of Akron Press

Married to an Iranian, and mother of two young children, Debra Johanyak was a teaching assistant at Iran's Shiraz University when the American Embassy in Tehran was taken over by militants on November 4, 1979. For anyone who has ever wanted to look behind the veil of media imagery and see life in Iran before and after the 1979 revolution, Debra Johanyak's book offers a clear, intimate, and unflinching view of a culture in conflict. Behind the Veil chronicles a dangerous time in Iran and America's shared history, and brings us along on the spiritual and intellectual pilgrimage of one Midwestern woman finding her way in a volatile world.

LC 2006030909, ISBN 978-1-931968-38-6 (c.), ISBN 978-1-931968-40-9 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: RG


955.45

Keddie, Nikki

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition

448 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 b&w illus., $19.00 paper

August 2006

Yale University Press

This book explores the political, cultural, and social changes of the past quarter century, in particular the effects of the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian Gulf War, and Iran's strategic relationship with the U.S. after 9/11. "Keddie offers the most comprehensive account of the modern history of Iran available in English in one volume...Keddie's research is thorough and impressive, and her presentation is remarkably objective...For any serious student of Iranian history and 'Iranian affairs', this book...is indispensable. Essential. All libraries."--Choice

LC 2006923987, ISBN 978-0-300-12105-6

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


956.04

Fischbach, Michael R.

The Peace Process and Palestinian Refugee Claims: Addressing Claims for Property Compensation and Restitution

160 pp., 6" x 9", notes, works cited, index, $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2006

United States Institute of Peace Press

"An authoritative and superbly researched examination of Palestinian history from the territorial negotiations of the last five decades to the Palestinian claims of today."--Parameters. "A seminal contribution to understanding the complex factors involved in the issues, [this volume] is very strongly recommended for the study of the economics, peace efforts, culture clashes, political history, and evolving sociology of the Palestinians and Israelis."--The Bookwatch. "This study underscores the vast differences of opinion between those who might offer compensation (presumably, Israel) and the Palestinians who would receive it. Fischbach, the foremost scholar of this subject, offers practical ideas for settling refugee claims in the 21st century."--Choice

LC 2005034145, ISBN 978-1-929223-80-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


956.953

Levitt, Matthew Foreword by Dennis Ross

Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad

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

May 2006

Yale University Press

"A timely assessment of one of the world's most prolific terrorist organizations...A sobering analysis of the group's likely priorities and of the quickly dimming prospects for peace in this most intractable of conflicts. Probably the most comprehensive of the tactics, finances and structures of the Islamic resistance movement ever published... Impeccably researched and compellingly presented."--Publishers Weekly (starred review). "Hamas's recent election as the governing agent of the Palestinian Authority makes this excellent book even more valuable."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2006004381, ISBN 978-0-300-11053-1

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


958.104

Lambeth, Benjamin S.

Air Power Against Terror: America's Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom

456 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, 6 figures, summary, bibliog., $35.00 paper, CIP included

November 2006

RAND Corporation

Benjamin Lambeth reviews the planning and execution of Operation Enduring Freedom, the first U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks against al Qaeda's terrorist infrastructure and the ruling Taliban regime in Afghanistan. He outlines the efforts of the Bush administration to prepare for war, and then follows the unfolding of Operation Enduring Freedom. He describes how allied Special Operations Forces were successfully inserted into Afghanistan and how those forces, enabled by U.S. air power, were eventually able to work with friendly indigenous Afghan fighters in defeating and routing the Taliban. The author illustrates several distinctive achievements in the war, as well as some problems in execution.

LC 2005000649, ISBN 978-0-8330-3724-2

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


959.7

Tran, Nhung Tuyet and Anthony Reid (Editors)

Viêt Nam: Borderless Histories

400 pp., 6" x 9", 5 b&w photos, 10 b&w illus., 2 maps, 7 tables, index, $65.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Moving beyond past histories that have focused on nationalist struggle, this volume brings together work by scholars who are re-examining centuries of Vietnamese history. Crossing borders and exploring ambiguities, these essays draw on international archives and bring a range of inventive analytical approaches to the global, regional, national, and local narratives of Vietnamese history. Among the topics explored are the extraordinary diversity between north and south, lowland and highland, Viêt and minority, and between colonial, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and dynastic influences. The result is an exciting new approach to Southeast Asia's past that uncovers a complex and rich history!

LC 2005032883, ISBN 978-0-299-21770-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-21774-7 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: RS


965.046

Galula, David Foreword by Bruce Hoffman

Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958

324 pp., 6" x 9", 11 figures, 3 appendixes, $28.50 paper, CIP included

June 2006

RAND Corporation

As Bruce Hoffman points out in his foreword, the French experience in Algeria's war of independence provides astonishing relevance to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. In this 2006 volume, originally published in 1963, David Galula recounts his experiences in Algeria at the height of the rebellion, and presents his theories on counterinsurgency and pacification. He confronts the larger political, psychological, and military aspects of the Algerian war, and provides a context for present-day counterinsurgency operations. This groundbreaking work, now declassified, retains its impact and relevance, presenting successful approaches to predicting, managing, and resolving insurgent and guerilla conflict.

LC 2006004404, ISBN 978-0-8330-3920-0

PLA: RS


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970-979 North American and United States History


970.004

Upham, Steadman and Nat Zappia

The Many Faces of Edward Sherriff Curtis: Portraits and Stories from Native North America

160 pp., 9" x 12", 103 duotone illus., index, $60.00 cloth, $40.00 paper, CIP included

September 2006

University of Washington Press

Edward Sherriff Curtis spent more than forty years photographing and documenting the Native peoples of North America, taking more than 40,000 photographs and amassing a staggering archive of documentary material about North American tribes and social groups. While many books have explored the artistic value of the images he created, this volume assesses his contributions to the field of anthropology. The authors examine eighty of Curtis's portraits within three contexts: the Native American in U.S. history, the history of Native peoples worldwide during the same period, and the individual subjects, whose portraits are arranged from youngest to oldest.

LC 2006004086, ISBN 978-0-295-98625-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-295-98626-5 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: RG


970.022

Elliott, J.H.

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

560 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/4", 32 pgs. of plates, illus., maps, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Yale University Press

J. H. Elliott interweaves the histories of the two great Atlantic civilizations, providing rich insights into both while revealing aspects of their dual history that influence the Americas to this day. "In a masterful account, Oxford don Elliott explores the simultaneous development of Spanish and English colonies in the so-called New World...Elliott's synthesis represents some of the finest fruits of the study of the Atlantic World."--Publishers Weekly. "Magisterial."--The Wall Street Journal. "Magnificent...Seldom can comparative history have been done so thoroughly, and presented with such flair, authority and aplomb."--The Times Literary Supplement

LC 2005034842, ISBN 978-0-300-11431-7

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


970.3

Weslager, C. A. Photographs by L. T. Alexander Drawings by John Swientochowski

Delaware's Forgotten Folk: The Story of the Moors and Nanticokes

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 13 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Chronicles the history of the Nanticoke Indians and the Cheswold Moors, from John Smith's first encounter with the Nanticokes along the Kuskakarawack River in 1608, to the struggles faced by these uniquely diverse communities amid the racial and social tensions of mid-twentieth-century America.

LC 43017544, ISBN 978-0-8122-1983-8

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


971.2

Schaub, Danielle (Editor and Photographer)

Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors' Reflections

368 pp., 10" x 11", 165 duotone photos, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

The University of Alberta Press

"I am a writer because I was a reader first."--Alison Gordon. "Nobody has ever written who never read."--Mavis Gallant. "...reading is a connection, at once a way and a goal, a liberating destiny."--Robert Kroetsch. Over 160 Canadian writers, in English and French, write about their experiences of reading. With striking photographs of each writer, Reading Writers Reading offers a sublime voyage into the heart of literary creation.

LC 2006491524, ISBN 978-0-88864-459-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RG


971.231

Jackson, Mary Percy Edited by Janice Dickin

Suitable for the Wilds: Letters from Northern Alberta, 1929-1931

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

July 2006

University of Calgary Press

A collection of Dr. Mary Percy Jackson's letters written to family and friends in the early years of her practice, from 1929 to 1931. The letters offer a fascinating glimpse at life in northern Alberta at the beginning of the Depression, when the area was being farmed and settled by new European immigrants. These homesteaders, along with the area's Aboriginal and Métis population, were Dr. Percy's patients. Vigilant about vaccination, nutrition, and preventive medicine, she proved to be a talented physician who was truly ahead of her time, particularly in the area of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. This collection is a tribute to her indomitable spirit.

LC 2006445106, ISBN 978-1-55238-169-4

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


972.94

Shamsie, Yasmine and Andrew S. Thompson (Editors)

Haiti: Hope for a Fragile State

148 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Haiti is a country in the midst of a political, economic, ecological, and social crisis. Violence has sabotaged attempts to establish the rule of law, and state infrastructure is notably absent in much of the country, leading to an overall climate of insecurity. This collection sheds light on the varied and complex roots of the current crisis, dispels misperceptions, and suggests that the situation, despite evidence to the contrary, is not completely desperate. It brings together diverse perspectives on development, the military, history, NGOs, and politics and discusses past peace-building efforts, suggesting ways to make Haiti a strong state.

ISBN 978-0-88920-510-9

PLA: S


973.04

Hashaw, Tim

Children of Perdition: Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America

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

June 2006

Mercer University Press

Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some in court, some with civil disobedience. The Melungeons fought by telling folk tales. During a time when people were persecuted for having African ancestry, these dark-skinned "children of perdition" invented tales of a lost colony to explain their origins. This fascinating book examines theories of ethnic purity and superiority.

LC 2006001474, ISBN 978-0-88146-013-1

PLA: G


973.045

Amore, B.

An Italian American Odyssey: Lifeline--filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond

432 pp., 10" x 8", b&w and color illus., index, $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

December 2006

Fordham University Press

A moving blend of words and images, An Italian American Odyssey tells the story of the journey to America across seven generations of one Italian-American family. Drawing on a remarkable collection of raw material--fragments of family letters, stories, diaries, and other writings, as well as photographs, collages, and assemblages of such humble objects as a pasta cutter, mismatched kitchen chairs, or dowry linens--B. Amore fashions a new encounter with American history, as a story retold and reimagined. "A study of human nature, a true and worthy tribute to the common place, to perseverance, faith, and courage that came before us."--America Oggi

LC 2006008184, ISBN 978-1-57703-045-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-57703-046-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


973.2

Taylor, Alan

Writing Early American History

280 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

How is American history written? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alan Taylor answers this question in this collection of his essays from The New Republic, where he explores the writing of early American history. Together these reviews provide the general reader a rich and rewarding introduction to their subjects. The books reviewed span an enormous range of scholarship, from popular biographies of Founding Fathers, to investigations of murders of prostitutes, to discussions of frontier technology. Grouped thematically, the essays reveal a historian with an unrivaled breadth of knowledge and an admirable passion for his subject, and one who has contributed a continent-wide perspective to colonial history.

LC 2004063818, ISBN 978-0-8122-3883-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1910-4 (p.)

PLA: G


973.21

Kelso, William M.

Jamestown, the Buried Truth

249 pp., 6 1/2" x 9 1/4", 121 color and 30 b&w illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

The University of Virginia Press

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting. In Jamestown, the Buried Truth, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing the James Fort and its contents to reveal fascinating evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers, of their endeavors and struggles, and of their relationships with the Virginia Indians.

LC 2006004093, ISBN 978-0-8139-2563-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.22

Tucker, Susan, Katherine Ott, and Patricia P. Buckler (Editors)

The Scrapbook in American Life

344 pp., 7" x 10", 65 b&w illus., $69.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

Temple University Press

"The Scrapbook in American Life is an intriguing and innovative exploration of an undervalued and understudied class of artifacts. The authors of this rich anthology show how scrapbooks, diverse in form, content, purpose, and even comprehensibility, reify and preserve personal constructions of meaning in an increasingly mass-culture world. This book is an important contribution to cultural studies."--Kenneth L. Ames, author of Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture

LC 2005052875, ISBN 978-1-59213-477-9 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-478-6 (p.)

PLA: G


973.3

Morgan, Edmund

Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 14 b&w illus., $26.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Franklin biographer here assembles both famous and lesser-known writings by the famed Founding Father that offers insights into Franklin's thinking. "[Morgan] has expertly chosen letters and other items that best reveal the inner Franklin...Morgan's witty and insightful introductions to each section are a match for Franklin's own masterful way with words. He manages to combine scholarly erudition with humor and stylistic grace, making this book a sheer delight. Highly recommended for all public libraries."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2006045706, ISBN 978-0-300-11394-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.309

Broadwater, Jeff

George Mason, Forgotten Founder

352 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 10 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

The University of North Carolina Press

This is the first full biography of George Mason (1725-1792) in a quarter-century. Omitted from the circle of founding fathers celebrated today, Mason was at the center of the momentous events of 18th-century America. He played a key role in the Stamp Act Crisis, the American Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution. He is best known as author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, hailed as the model for the Bill of Rights. Broadwater shows that Mason was driven by concerns about the abuse of political power, which went to the essence of the American experience.

LC 2006010729, ISBN 978-0-8078-3053-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.4

Berry, Trey, Pam Beasley, and Jeanne Clements (Editors)

The Forgotten Expedition, 1804-1805: The Louisiana Purchase Journals of Dunbar and Hunter

288 pp., 6" x 9", 3 halftones, 1 map, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Louisiana State University Press

At the same time that he charged Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the great Northwest, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned William Dunbar and George Hunter to make a parallel journey through the southern unmapped regions of the Louisiana Purchase. Though Dunbar and Hunter's journals have the same value and appeal as Lewis's, theirs have long been out of print and have never been published in a single volume. Their daily accounts now appear together, enhanced by a wealth of useful notes.

LC 2005031032, ISBN 978-0-8071-3165-7

PLA: G


973.41

Henriques, Peter R.

Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington

268 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illus., $26.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

The University of Virginia Press

"Make space on the groaning shelf of Washington scholarship for a fine new volume. Peter Henriques has illuminated the often elusive first president by tackling some of the thorniest issues in his life--his religious views, his ambivalence toward slavery, his marriage to Martha, his ardor for Sally Fairfax, his friendship with Hamilton, his ultimate feud with Jefferson--and he has handled these delicate topics with such erudition, sound judgment, and penetrating insight that the reader comes to trust him as a valued guide on every page."--Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton

LC 2005028801, ISBN 978-0-8139-2547-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.509

Buescher, John Benedict

The Remarkable Life of John Murray Spear: Agitator for the Spirit Land

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

September 2006

University of Notre Dame Press

"John Murray Spear, a Universalist minister, campaigned for more humane treatment of prisoners, opposed the death penalty, and supported the abolition of slavery...In time, however, his devotion to Spiritualism...eclipsed all other commitments, including his ties to his wife and children...The retro dust jacket of this book gives a hint of the wild ride that is to come. John Benedict Buescher has written a marvelous life of a subject whose resistance to any conventional narrative--not to mention his sheer bad taste--would have daunted a lesser biographer."--ChristianityToday.com

LC 2006017258, ISBN 978-0-268-02200-6

PLA: S


973.509

Crapol, Edward P.

John Tyler, the Accidental President

344 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 8 illus., 1 map, notes, bibliog., index, $37.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

The University of North Carolina Press

The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency"; yet he proved to be a bold leader who used the malleable executive system to his advantage. In this biography of the tenth President of the United States, Edward P. Crapol challenges previous depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

LC 2005037963, ISBN 978-0-8078-3041-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.7

Cotham, Edward T. Jr.

The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine: The Illustrated Note-Book of Henry O. Gusley

223 pp., 7" x 10", 126 b&w illus., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

University of Texas Press

On September 28, 1863, the Galveston Tri-Weekly News caught its readers' attention with an item headlined "A Yankee Note-Book." It was the first installment of a diary confiscated from U.S. Marine Henry O. Gusley, who had been captured at the Battle of Sabine Pass. The diary proved so popular with readers that the newspaper ran each excerpt twice until the whole diary was published. This rare diary is illustrated with previously unpublished period drawings that record some of the most important naval campaigns of the Civil War.

LC 2005027611, ISBN 978-0-292-71283-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RS


973.7

Welsh, Jack D.

Two Confederate Hospitals and Their Patients: Atlanta to Opelika

184 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., glossary, index, CD, $35.00 cloth

March 2006

Mercer University Press

This book provides in-depth information and analysis of Confederate medicine in the Army of Tennessee using primary sources and individual patient records in a form not previously available. The two hospitals under discussion originated in Atlanta in 1862 and moved to Vineville, Georgia in 1864, before Atlanta fell. One later moved to Cornith to support General John B. Hood. They both finally closed in Opelika, Alabama in 1865. Effects of changing numbers of admissions, three major relocations, limited bed space, at times too few surgeons, and the disintegrating Southern railroad system are detailed. Includes a list of 18,000 patients on CD-Rom.

LC 2006279900, ISBN 978-0-86554-971-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


973.709

Goodrich, Thomas

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

374 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Indiana University Press

A gripping and detailed account of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, told with the care of the historian and the flair of the fiction writer. "Among the hundreds of books published about the assassination of our 16th president, this is an exceptional volume."--Frank J. Williams, founding chair of The Lincoln Forum. "...This book moves at high speed, is tremendously exciting and true to the core. It is a priceless observation of America in a time of horrendous challenge. Thomas Goodrich deserves high praise for his achievement."--The Washington Times

LC 2004015980, ISBN 978-0-253-34567-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-253-21889-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.709

Holzer, Harold, Emily Castle, and Barbara Quigley

Abraham Lincoln Portrayed in the Collections of the Indiana Historical Society

253 pp., 11 1/4" x 11 1/4", b&w photos, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Indiana Historical Society Press

Edited and with an introduction by Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, this book contains guides to two nationally important Lincoln collections acquired by the Indiana Historical Society in 2003--the Jack L. Smith Graphic Collection and the Daniel R. Weinberg Lincoln Conspirators Collection. The Smith Collection includes contemporary and later images of Lincoln with his family, generals, and cabinet members. The Weinberg Collection consists of photographs, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and newspapers relating to the trial and execution or imprisonment of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

LC 2006045810, ISBN 978-0-87195-201-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


973.711

Williams, Robert C.

Horace Greeley: Champion of American Freedom

440 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

New York University Press

From his arrival in New York City in 1831 as a young printer from New Hampshire to his death in 1872, Horace Greeley was a quintessential New Yorker. He thrived on the city's ceaseless energy, with his New York Tribune at the forefront of a national revolution in reporting and transmitting news. In the first comprehensive biography about him to be published in nearly half a century, Williams captures Horace Greeley from all sides: editor, reformer, political candidate, eccentric, and trans-Atlantic public intellectual; examining headlining news issues of the day, including slavery, westward expansion, European revolutions, and the Civil War.

LC 2006000867, ISBN 978-0-8147-9402-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.717

Haynes, Dennis E. Edited by Authur W. Bergeron

A Thrilling Narrative: The Memoir of a Southern Unionist

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

April 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

This Civil War memoir of Capt. Dennis E. Haynes is both unique and rare: Haynes's is the only publication by a Louisiana unionist. Haynes's memoir is a historic collection of his wartime experiences as a unionist in the Confederate South. Among his writings, Haynes describes how he opposed the secession of Texas and thus became a hunted man. He also tells of his harrowing odyssey to reach Union troops in Louisiana. Every step of the way, Haynes provides details, sometimes graphic, of the harassment and cruelty he and many others like him suffered at the hands of his Confederate neighbors.

LC 2005028587, ISBN 978-1-55728-811-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


973.73

Robins, Glenn

The Bishop of the Old South: The Ministry and Civil War Legacy of Leonidas Polk

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

September 2006

Mercer University Press

The controversial Civil War career of Leonidas Polk has cast a long shadow over the life of one of the antebellum South's most significant religious leaders. The son of a wealthy, slaveholding veteran of the Revolutionary War, Polk graduated in the West Point class of 1827. Although he seemed destined for martial service, he abruptly resigned from the military to pursue a ministerial career that culminated with his selection as the first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana. This book brings to light new information on Polk's family, his time at West Point, his ministry, his life as a planter, and his place within the pantheon of Lost Cause icons.

LC 2006022090, ISBN 978-0-88146-038-4

PLA: S


973.73

Samito, Christian G.

Fear Was Not in Him: The Civil War Letters of General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A

312 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illus., index, $55.00 cloth, $19.00 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Fordham University Press

"Through explanatory passages and extensive notes that accompany Barlow's letters, Christian G. Samito sheds new light on the life of a major general. The letters, which span the entire war, trace the development of Northern intellectuals' perspective on the war and military life. The book illustrates how a young man, unskilled in military science, eventually became one of the North's strongest combat leaders, and a postwar politician."--Civil War Book Review

LC 2003024283, ISBN 978-0-8232-2323-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2324-4 (p.)

PLA: S


973.737

Secrist, Philip L.

Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta

190 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", photos, maps, bibliog., index, $24.00 paper, CIP included

August 2006

Mercer University Press

Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta traces the principle marching routes and battle sites used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120-day Atlanta Campaign. Using both modern and historical maps and photos, Secrist locates roads and houses along the march. This work is especially valuable for its connection between the archival record and the physical location to which that record refers.

LC 2006017049, ISBN 978-0-86554-745-2

PLA: RS


973.747

Randolph, Valentine C. Edited by David D. Roe

A Civil War Soldier's Diary: Valentine C. Randolph, 39th Illinois Regiment

290 pp., 6" x 9", maps, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2006

Northern Illinois University Press

During three years of service in the Union army, Randolph saw action in key areas of the eastern theater--northern Virginia, Charleston, and Richmond and its surrounds. His vivid and engaging diary includes revealing narratives and offers a rare look at the role common soldiers played in master strategies. "Randolph's diary has to rate as one of the most interesting and remarkable Civil War diaries ever published. Civil War scholars and enthusiasts alike are fortunate to have Randolph's diary in print."--The Journal of Military History

LC 2005029203, ISBN 978-0-87580-343-2

PLA: RS


973.771

Davis, Robert S.

Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville: Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison

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

October 2006

Mercer University Press

From the American Civil War to the present, the name "Andersonville" has been synonymous with "American death camp." This work unlocks the secret history of America's deadliest prison camp, the least understood element in the massive human tragedy of Civil War Georgia. Davis corrects myths, misunderstandings and major mistakes that have appeared in print and popular history.

LC 2006017047, ISBN 978-0-88146-012-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


973.778

Brinsfield, John Wesley Jr.

The Spirit Divided: Memoirs of Civil War Chaplains--The Confederacy

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

March 2006

Mercer University Press

In an organization created to destroy the enemy, Civil War chaplains ate, drank and slept dissonance. The Spirit Divided is a collection of letters, reports and recollections in which army chaplains describe their motives and methods, their failures and achievements. The reflections of these underfed, underpaid and under-appreciated men of the cloth have much to teach modern readers.

LC 2006001475, ISBN 978-0-86554-964-7

PLA: RS


973.809

Currie, Ruth Douglas (Editor)

Emma Spaulding Bryant: Civil War Bride, Carpetbagger's Wife, Ardent Feminist: Letters 1860-1900

518 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illus., index, $75.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, CIP included

April 2006

Fordham University Press

Emma Spaulding's life might have been the simple story of a nineteenth-century woman in rural Maine. Instead, wooed by the ambitious John Emory Bryant, the Yankee Reconstruction activist and Georgia politician, she became the Civil War bride of a Republican carpetbagger intent on reforming the South. "Currie is to be congratulated for challenging us to think about how northern women rebuilt their identities in the postwar South."--Civil War Book Review

LC 2003024283, ISBN 978-0-8232-2273-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2274-2 (p.)

PLA: S


973.913

DiNunzio, Mario R.

Woodrow Wilson: Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-President

445 pp., 6" x 9", $39.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

New York University Press

Woodrow Wilson: Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-President collects Wilson's most influential work, from early essays on religion to his famous "Fourteen Points" speech, which introduced the idea of the League of Nations. Among the last of the presidents to write his own speeches, Wilson left behind works which offer impressive insights into his mind and his age.

LC 2005037929, ISBN 978-0-8147-1984-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.931

Blumenthal, Sidney

How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime

426 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Princeton University Press

"[Blumenthal is] hitting his target--the Bush administration--better than anyone else. He sets his sights on the entire Bush agenda. The result is a devastating account of a radical presidency."--James Carville. "Sidney Blumenthal...understands the workings of the White House. His recently published book, How Bush Rules, collects his columns from November 2003 to April 2006, and they provide week-by-week freeze-frames of an array of significant events over the past three years. (They are, in fact, wonderfully insightful probes by a seasoned journalist with insider experience who knows exactly where to look.)"--John Dean, findlaw.com

LC 2006008221, ISBN 978-0-691-12888-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


974.22

Davis, Donald E.

Homeplace Geography: Essays for Appalachia

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

March 2006

Mercer University Press

This collection of essays represents the twenty-year career of Donald Edward Davis as a writer, environmental activist, and scholar of all things Appalachian. Approaching this region from both historical and environmental angles, Davis presents twenty essays to help illuminate the problems, people and places of what may be the oldest mountain range in the world.

LC 2006001478, ISBN 978-0-88146-014-8

PLA: RG


974.402

Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney (Editors)

Captive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid

320 pp., 6" x 9", 26 illus., 5 maps, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This outstanding collection of primary sources, each with an introduction placing the material in context, stands on its own as an essential purchase for all academic libraries and should be strongly considered for acquisition by public libraries."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2006004255, ISBN 978-1-55849-542-5 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-543-2 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


974.404

Bold, Christine

Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The WPA Writers' Project in Massachusetts

288 pp., 6" x 9", 22 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

Making excellent use of the extensive surviving records, Christine Bold offers a unique glimpse into what New Deal pieties meant in practice for the "worker-writers" in its employ. As the first book to pursue the WPA writers' project in a single state, this work probes the Massachusetts experience to discover the consequences of New Deal patronage for writers-in-the-making, for community image-making, and for minority groups attempting to achieve cultural citizenship in America. "This is an important story that needs to be preserved."--Petra Schindler-Carter, author of Vintage Snapshots:The Fabrication of a Nation in the WPA American Guide Series

LC 2006003178, ISBN 978-1-55849-538-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-539-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: RG


974.461

O'Connor, Thomas H.

The Athens of America: Boston, 1825-1845

240 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illus., $60.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"O'Connor, the university historian at Boston College, is the most prolific of the city's historians, the author of books both distinguished and popular. But Athens may stand as his most probing and provocative."--The Boston Globe. "No one knows Boston history as well as Thomas H. O'Connor. In a long and distinguished scholarly career, he has learned to present the story clearly and compellingly in both lectures and books that have illuminated our understanding of Boston..."--Robert J. Allison, author of Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero, 1779-1820

LC 2005019233, ISBN 978-1-55849-524-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-518-0 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


974.72

Panetta, Roger (Editor) Foreword by Kenneth T. Jackson

Westchester: The American Suburb, 1875-2000

480 pp., 7" x 10", 24 color and 220 b&w illus., maps, index, $44.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2006

Fordham University Press

Today, more than half of Americans live in suburbs. A far cry from the "crabgrass frontier" of modest bedroom communities built for urban strivers, today's sprawling, self-contained suburbs define our cultural landscape. Designed as a companion to a major exhibition at The Hudson River Museum, this book chronicles--in word and images--the history, development, and character of suburban America with an illuminating account of one of its signature places: Westchester, New York. "...a lasting treasure, spurring further discussion on the notion of Westchester as the prototypical American suburb."--The Journal News

LC 2005033739, ISBN 978-0-8232-2593-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8232-2594-1 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


974.732

Lankevich, George J.

River of Dreams: The Hudson Valley in Historic Postcards

236 pp., 7" x 10", 64 color illus., bibliog., index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

September 2006

Fordham University Press

Lankevich's concise, colorful narrative of the four-hundred-year legacy of Henry Hudson's discovery flows as smoothly as these snapshot chronicles of a past that still resonates today. River of Dreams is an essential guide to the spirit of a great place--a must for visitors and locals alike. "...travels upstream from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2006021328, ISBN 978-0-8232-2579-8

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


974.8

Nash, Gary B.

First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory

400 pp., 7" x 10", 134 illus., $39.95 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Covering more than two centuries of social, economic, and political change, and offering a challenging, innovative approach to urban as well national history, First City tells the Philadelphia story through the wealth of material culture its citizens have chosen to preserve. "A remarkable book."--Public Historian

LC 2005042372, ISBN 978-0-8122-3630-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-1942-5 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


975.851

Cooper, Jackie K.

The Bookbinder: More Stories from the Road

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

September 2006

Mercer University Press

It has been said that no man is an island. We are all bound together by shared beliefs and shared experiences. We have much in common with the person who lives down the street, as well as the ones who live across the globe. Lives are not lived in vacuums but rather in interactive communities. This world of "binding" is what gives life its richness. The stories in this book will reach inside the reader's heart and soul to strike a common chord. In lucid, memorable prose, Cooper offers remembrances, reflections, and experiences that can be shared by readers of all ages.

LC 2006017038, ISBN 978-0-88146-023-0

PLA: RG


976.2

Wynne, Ben

Mississippi's Civil War: A Narrative History

244 pp., 6" x 9", photos, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth

November 2006

Mercer University Press

This book examines Mississippi's Civil War experience. It begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of Mississippi's post-war environment and the rise of Lost Cause mythology. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period. Wynne emphasizes the experiences of Mississippians--male and female, black and white--as they struggled to deal with the crisis.

LC 2006036347, ISBN 978-0-88146-039-1

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


977

Sisson, Richard, Christian Zacher, and Andrew Cayton (Editors)

The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia

1916 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 354 b&w photos, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Indiana University Press

This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to give voice to this large and diverse area, and to help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the regions' twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts.

LC 2006023198, ISBN 978-0-253-34886-9

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


977.2

Gugin, Linda C. and James E. St. Clair (Editors)

The Governors of Indiana: A Biographical Directory

436 pp., 6" x 9", color portraits, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2006

Indiana Historical Society Press

This multiauthor volume details the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's governors. Each profile contains biographical information and highlights the lives and careers of each governor, with special emphasis on the events and accomplishments during his time in office. Each governor's official portrait is also included. An introductory essay discusses the evolution of the office of governor and provides an overview of the people who have been governor.

LC 2005056796, ISBN 978-0-87195-196-0

AASL: O, R/HS

PLA: RG


977.459

Oomen, Anne-Marie

House of Fields: Memories of a Rural Education

172 pp., 6" x 9", 5 illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

Wayne State University Press

Anne-Marie Oomen uses a wealth of vivid language and personal details to bring scenes from her childhood on a family farm to life in House of Fields as she explores the complex meaning of "education" in all of its rural forms. From reading lessons to shattered windows, from dynamite to first kisses, from lost underwear to confirmation names, these stories depict the spiritual and emotional journey of being educated by family, fields, and church--as well as by traditional schools.

LC 2006021648, ISBN 978-0-81433-285-6

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: R, G


979.8

Burch, Ernest S. Jr.

Social Life in Northwest Alaska: The Structure of I–upiaq Eskimo Nations

496 pp., 7" x 10", b&w illus., maps, glossary, bibliog., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

University of Alaska Press

This landmark volume will stand for decades as one of the most comprehensive studies of a hunter-gatherer population ever written. In this third and final volume in a series on the early contact period I–upiaq Eskimos of northwestern Alaska, Burch examines every topic of significance to hunter-gatherer research, ranging from discussions of social relationships and settlement structure to nineteenth-century material culture.

LC 2005051187, ISBN 978-1-889963-78-5

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: RS


979.86

Jones, Preston

At Empire's Edge: American Society in Nome, Alaska, 1898-1934

176 pp., 6" x 9", b&w illus., maps, bibliog., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Alaska Press

In 1898, Nome, Alaska, burst into the American consciousness when one of the largest gold strikes in the world occurred on its shores. Over the next ten years, Nome's population exploded. Closer to Siberia than to New York, Nome's citizens created their own version of small-town America on the northern frontier. Less than 150 miles from the Arctic Circle, they weathered the Great War and the diphtheria epidemic of 1925 as well as floods, fires, and the Great Depression. At Empire's Edge is the story of how ordinary Americans made a life on the edge of a continent--a life both ordinary and extraordinary.

LC 2006010050, ISBN 978-1-889963-89-1

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG

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980-999 South American and Other History


980.02

Lynch, John

Simón Bolívar: A Life

368 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Yale University Press

The definitive account of the life and influence of South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar. "Bolívar is often referred to as the George Washington of South America, but that designation can be considered somewhat of a slight, for Bolívar was an original, not an imitator, a singular man who understood the cultural, historical and physical differences between liberating the Spanish colonies of South America. This definitive biography, based on fresh and copious research, achieves a complete picture of Bolívar's thinking, actions, and impact."--Booklist

LC 2005034838, ISBN 978-0-300-11062-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


996.9

Chan, Gaye and Andrea Feeser

Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering

200 pp., 11" x 9", 122 color & b&w illus., index, $29.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Hawai'i Press

Waikiki: A History of Forgetting and Remembering presents a compelling cultural and environmental history of the area, exploring its place not only in the popular imagination, but also through the experiences of those who lived there. Employing a wide range of primary and secondary sources--including historical texts and photographs, government documents, newspaper accounts, posters, advertisements, and personal interviews--an artist and a cultural historian join forces to reveal how rich agricultural sites and sacred places were transformed into one of the world's most famous vacation destinations.

LC 2005037459, ISBN 978-0-8248-2979-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


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