2008 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


910.911

Potter, Russell A.

Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875

272 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, 15 color and 17 b&w illus., appendix, index, $50.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Washington Press

Illuminates the nineteenth-century fascination with visual representations of the Arctic, weaving together a narrative of the major Arctic expeditions with an account of their public reception through art and mass media. Drawing from letters, diaries, cartoons, and sketches, as well as often overlooked ephemera such as newspaper advertisements, playbills, and program booklets, the author shows how representations of the Arctic in visual culture expressed the fascination, dread, and wonder that the region inspired, and continues to inspire today.

LC 2006033319, ISBN 978-0-2959-8679-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-2959-8680-7 (p.)

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: S


910.916

Barr, William

Arctic Hell-Ship: The Voyage of HMS Enterprise 1850-1855

332 pp., 6 3/4’’ x 10’’, b&w and color illus., maps, bibliog., index, $49.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

The University of Alberta Press

In 1850, Richard Collinson captained the HMS Enterprise on a voyage to the Arctic via the Bering Strait in search of the missing Franklin expedition. Arctic Hell-Ship describes the daily progress of this little-known Arctic expedition, and examines the steadily worsening relations between Collinson and his officers. William Barr has based his research on original archival documents, and the book is illustrated with a selection of vivid paintings by the ship’s assistant surgeon, Edward Adams. “Three parts northern exploration and one part The Shining...Barr’s compelling account shows a captain who was an oblivious explorer, a lucky navigator, and an unbalanced man...”—The Walrus

LC 20069069174, ISBN 978-0-88864-482-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-88864-472-5 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: S


910.92

Dunmore, John

Storms and Dreams: The Life of Louis de Bougainville

296 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 halftones, 6 maps, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

University of Alaska Press

Witty, charming, and fiercely intelligent, Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) managed, in the course of a long life, to play a part in nearly every facet of eighteenth-century life and culture. Storms and Dreams is a lively, authoritative recounting of Bougainville’s adventures and achievements, which ranged from seamanship and soldiering to mathematics and navigation. Dunmore follows Bougainville from the French and Indian War, during which he commanded a unit in the defense of Quebec City, to his circumnavigation of the globe in 1766.

LC 2007003292, ISBN 978-1-60223-000-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


910.92

Dunmore, John

Where Fate Beckons: The Life of Jean-Francois de la Perouse

292 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 halftones, 7 maps, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

University of Alaska Press

Where Fate Beckons tells the story of La Pérouse’s remarkable life and provides a lively introduction to the world of French colonialism, exploration, and society in the years before the Revolution. French explorer and naval officer Jean-François de la Pérouse (1741-88) was one of the greatest explorers of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. In 1785, La Pérouse was commissioned by Louis XVI to head an expedition into the uncharted regions of the Pacific Ocean.

LC 2007003293, ISBN 978-1-60223-002-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


911.7

Litalien, Raymonde, Jean-François Palomino, and Denis Vaugeois

Mapping a Continent: Historical Atlas of North America, 1492-1814

300 pp., 10 1/2” x 13”, color illus., $75.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

In March 1493, Christopher Columbus returned from a long voyage to the west, convinced he had reached India. In truth, an immense continent, then absent from any map, had blocked his path. North America became a coveted land, attracting sailors, missionaries, trappers, soldiers, and scientists. They crossed rivers and trekked through portages, forests, and mountains. With the help of “Indians” they unlocked the secrets of this terra incognita. Art, scientific papers, and maps provide essential witness to this quest for knowledge that allowed Columbus, Auchagac, Champlain, Franquelin, Thomspon, Mackenzie, and Lewis and Clark.

C2007-941540-7, ISBN 978-2-8944-8527-9

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: G


912.22

Oxford University Press

Atlas of the World, 14th Edition

476 pp., 11 1/2” x 15”, color illus., $80.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Oxford University Press

Oxford’s Atlas of the World is the only atlas of its type to be updated annually, offering the most current statistics, maps, images, and global information available today. Filled with crisp cartography, spectacular satellite photographs, and a wealth of information on changing conditions around the planet, the Atlas of the World, 14th Edition maps 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth’s surface.

LC 2007061603, ISBN 978-0-19533400-5

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: O


914.4

Bouldrey, Brian

Honorable Bandit: A Walk across Corsica

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 5 drawings, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Brian Bouldrey strapped on a backpack and walked across Napoleon’s native land with the same spirit many choose to dance or drink: to celebrate, to mourn, to think, to avoid thinking, to recall, to ignore, to escape, and to arrive. This wonderfully textured account of a two-week ramble along a famous Corsican hiking trail offers readers a journal that is a launching point for reflection: thoughts on cultural differences, friendship, physical challenge, personal challenge, and getting lost. Part travelogue, part memoir, and part lampoon, this book offers readers an impressionistic view of a little talked about yet stunningly beautiful landscape.

LC 2007011728, ISBN 978-0-299-22320-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


916.721

Woudstra, A.S.

The Green Heart of the Tree: Essays and Notes on a Time in Africa

96 pp., 5 1/4’’ x 9’’, b&w photos, map, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

The University of Alberta Press

Woudstra’s literary essays, rooted in personal experience and travel, are long and loving looks into the mysterious heart of Africa. Her writings explore topics as diverse as volcanic eruptions and wild trees, African art and ritual, life in Rwanda, and turtle eggs in warm sand. “I love these essays. Every word. I love an intelligent and sensitive narrator; one who is well-traveled, understanding, a conduit by which I see and taste the red dust of her dirt road.”—Karen Miedrich-Luo

LC 2007532136, ISBN 978-0-88864-476-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


917.295

Rodríguez Juliá, Edgardo

San Juan: Memoir of a City

192 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w maps, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press

San Juan: Memoir of a City conducts readers through Puerto Rico’s capital, guided by one of its most graceful and reflective writers, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. No mere sightseeing tour, this is culture through immersion, a circuit of San Juan’s historical and intellectual vistas as well as its architecture. In the allusive cityscape he recreates, Juliá invokes the ghosts of his childhood, of San Juan’s elder literati, and of characters from his own novels. Poised between a colonial past and a commercial future, the San Juan he portrays feels at times perilously close to the pitfalls of modernization.

LC 2006031485, ISBN 978-0-299-20370-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-20374-0 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG


917.306

Sandoval-Strausz, A. K.

Hotel: An American History

384 pp., 7” x 10”, 93 color and 58 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $37.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

Yale University Press

This beautifully illustrated book recounts the enthralling history of the hotel in America—a saga in which politicians and prostitutes, tourists and tramps, conventioneers and confidence men, celebrities and salesmen all rub elbows. Exploring the modern hotel as a distinctly American invention, Sandoval-Strausz explains the development of its architecture, and its influence on society from colonial days to the civil rights movement. “A fascinating study.”—Publishers Weekly. “A marvelous piece of work...original, beautifully written, wonderfully illustrated.”—Wendy Gamber, Indiana University.

LC 2007010239, ISBN 978-0-300-10616-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


917.413

Pawling, Micah A. (Editor)

Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine: The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat

320 pp., 7” x 9”, 96 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

In September 1820, hoping to lay claim to territory then under dispute between Great Britain and the United States, Governor William King of the newly founded state of Maine dispatched Major Joseph Treat to survey public lands on the Penobscot and Saint John Rivers. Traveling well beyond the limits of colonial settlement, Treat relied on the cultural knowledge and expertise of John Neptune, lieutenant governor of the Penobscot tribe, to guide him across the Wabanaki homeland. Along the way, Treat recorded his daily experiences in a journal and drew detailed maps, documenting the interactions of the Wabanaki peoples with the land and space they knew as home.

LC 2006103299, ISBN 978-1-55849-578-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


917.551

Rountree, Helen C., Wayne E. Clark, and Kent Mountford

John Smith’s Chesapeake Voyages, 1607-1609

413 pp., 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 25 color and 35 b&w photos, 31 color and 3 b&w maps, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2007

The University of Virginia Press

Captain John Smith’s voyages throughout the new world did not end—or, for that matter, begin—with the trip on which he was captured and brought to the great chief Powhatan. Partly in an effort to map the region, Smith covered countless leagues of the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributary rivers, and documented his experiences. In this ambitious and extensively illustrated book, scholars from multiple disciplines take the reader on Smith’s exploratory voyages and reconstruct the Chesapeake environment and its people as Smith encountered them.

LC 2006037564, ISBN 978-0-8139-2644-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


917.74

Bogue, Margaret Beattie

Around the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites (Second Edition)

400 pp., 8” x 10”, 174 color and 79 b&w illus., 13 maps, $60.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press

With its rugged shoreline and deep, cold waters, Lake Superior offers exciting opportunities for travel, exploration, and enjoyment. Around the Shores of Lake Superior is an ideal trip planner and a unique guide to the region. The author follows the Lake Superior shoreline clockwise through Minnesota, Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin, evoking the richness of local history and highlights hundreds of landmarks and points of interest that surround the lake—all of which are keyed to a fold-out map pocketed in the back cover. This updated and expanded second edition will enrich the appreciation of the region for both visitors and residents of the upper Great Lakes.

LC 2006031766, ISBN 978-0-299-22170-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-22174-4 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


918.665

Stewart, Paul D. et al. (Foreword by Richard Dawkins)

Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World

240 pp., 7 3/8” x 9 5/8”, 152 color and 2 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $29.95 paper

February 2007

Yale University Press

The first complete guide to the dramatic environment, the wild inhabitants, and the human history of the Galápagos Islands, the book boasts exceptionally vivid photographs of the place that inspired Darwin’s theories of evolution, with an extensive gazetteer and useful travel advice. “The definitive single volume on the Galapagos that ecotourists and readers from all walks of life have been awaiting.”—Margaret Lowman, author of Life in the Treetops and co-author of It’s a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops. “A special treat of a book.”—Booklist

LC 2006929051, ISBN 978-0-300-12230-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


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920-929 Biography


920

Barnett, Andrew

Sibelius

464 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 16 b&w illus., music examples, catalog of works, discography, bibliog., index, $40.00 cloth

November 2007

Yale University Press

Informed by a wealth of information that has recently come to light, this engaging biography tells the complete story of the life and work of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It is the first to set his works in historical and musical context, assess the full range of his formerly unknown early works, and dispel myths surrounding his life and oeuvre. “Unfailingly perceptive...has the ability to engage the interest of both the less informed and the more expert reader. Few would be better qualified to undertake a new book on the Finnish master.”—Robert Layton, author of Sibelius.

LC 2007932450, ISBN 978-0-300-11159-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


920

Jeal, Tim

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer

608 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 67 b&w illus., 3 maps, bibliog., index, $38.00 cloth

August 2007

Yale University Press

A grand, colorful biography of the journalist/explorer Henry Morton Stanley. “...There have been many biographies of Stanley, but Jeal’s is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete and readable and exhaustive, profiting from his access to an immense new trove of Stanley material.”—The New York Times Book Review. “Tim Jeal reveals the extent to which brilliant explorer Henry Morton Stanley has been misunderstood. [A] meticulous biography...This excellent reassessment of Stanley’s life is essential for all libraries.”—Library Journal. One of the ‘100 Notable Books of the Year’ by The New York Times Book Review and Winner of the 2007 National Book Award in Biography.

LC 2007923548, ISBN 978-0-300-12625-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


929.1

Akenson, Donald Harman

Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself

360 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Most people are curious about their ancestry. In our age of information, genealogical research has become one of the most popular activities in the world and the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most important resources. The Mormon genealogical project has grown to include 2 billion names, 2.4 million rolls of microfilm, and 278,000 books—the worlds largest collection of genealogical information. Donald Akenson explains and evaluates the history and functioning of this massive undertaking, providing an insightful study of the Mormon scriptures and their implications for genealogical work.

C2007-903804-2, ISBN 978-0-7735-3295-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


929.209

Kroeger, Arthur

Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family’s Long Journey from Russia to Canada

288 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, maps, notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

The University of Alberta Press

“After a distinguished career as one of Canada’s top public servants, Arthur Kroeger turned his formidable intelligence and curiosity on his own family’s history—a history to which he had hitherto paid little attention. And what an extraordinary and moving tale he found! He takes us, over the course of three generations, from a bustling Mennonite village in Russian Ukraine in the late nineteenth century to the windswept landscape of Alberta in the mid-twentieth century...Kroeger’s account of his family’s struggles illuminates the immigrant experience with the kind of poignant details often lost in more general histories...”—Charlotte Gray

LC 20069051631, ISBN 978-0-88864-473-2

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RS


929.509

Linden, Blanche M. G.

Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery

408 pp., 10” x 12”, 8 color and 300 b&w illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Originally published in 1989, this book offers an insightful inquiry into the intellectual and cultural origins of Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first landscape in the United States to be designed in the picturesque style. “The definitive book on the causes leading to the rural cemetery movement and the founding of Mount Auburn Cemetery. No one in the future will be able to write about nineteenth-century cemeteries in the United States without first studying this book...Silent City on a Hill is a lavishly satisfying scholarly book.”—Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

LC 2006103297, ISBN 978-1-55849-571-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: RS


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930-939 History of the Ancient World


938

Valavanis, Panos, Vasileios Petrakos, and Angelos Delivorrias

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology

390 pp., 9 5/8” x 11 1/2”, 650 color illus., $75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

Getty Publications

This beautifully illustrated book offers a wide-ranging overview of the greatest archaeological sites and discoveries from ancient Greece. The contributors—a veritable who’s who of the most venerable names in Greek archaeology—include both those who have excavated at the sites in question and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the monuments about which they write. This is the first book to bring together the archaeological legacy of ancient Greece in a concise and accessible way while still preserving the excitement of discovery.

LC 2007016609, ISBN 978-0-89236-910-2

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: G


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940-949 European History


940.412

Nicholson, G. W. L.

The Fighting Newfoundlander: A History of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

658 pp., 6 3/4” x 9 3/4”, 113 b&w photos, 5 fold-out and 8 regular maps, $34.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

The Fighting Newfoundlander is a vivid history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment—the “Blue Puttees”—and its heroic contributions to the war effort. Gerald Nicholson details the harrowing experiences of the Newfoundland Regiment (the only Canadian unit) at Gallipoli and later at Beaumont Hamel where 710 of the 801 officers and men who took part in the assault were casualties. He also follows them to the Third Battle of Ypres and Cambrai, for which they were granted the title “Royal”—the only army unit to receive such a distinction during World War I.

C2006-904163-6, ISBN 978-0-7735-3206-9

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


940.481

Norris, Marjorie Barron

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. McGill, Medical Officer, 31st Battalion C.E.F.

403 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w illus., 4 maps, index, $39.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

University of Calgary Press

Medicine and Duty is the World War I memoir of Harold McGill, a medical officer in the 31st (Alberta) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. McGill attempted to have his memoir published by Macmillan of Canada in 1935. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the company was unable to complete the publication. Decades later, editor Marjorie Norris came upon a draft of the manuscript in the Glenbow Archives and took it upon herself to resurrect McGill’s story. Norris’s painstaking archival research and careful editing skills have brought back to light a gripping first-hand account of the 31st Battalion and, on a larger scale, of Canada’s participation in World War I.

LC 2007407818, ISBN 978-155238-193-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


940.53

Schiff, William, Rosalie Schiff, and Craig Hanley

William & Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony

192 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 b&w illus., further reading, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

The University of North Texas Press

William & Rosalie is the gripping and heartfelt account of two young Jewish people from Poland who survive six different German slave and prison camps throughout the Holocaust. In 1941, newlyweds William and Rosalie Schiff are forcibly separated. After Rosalie is saved by Oskar Schindler, the husband and wife end up at the Plaszow work camp under commandant Amon Goeth (played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List). While Rosalie is on “heaven patrol” removing bodies from the camp, William is working in the factories. But when Rosalie gets shipped by train to a different factory camp, William sneaks into a boxcar to follow—ending up at Auschwitz instead.

LC 2007009530, ISBN 978-1-57441-237-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


940.531

Englishman, Michael

163256: A Memoir of Resistance

108 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman’s astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right” helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance.

LC 2007408923, ISBN 978-1-55458-009-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


940.531

Gammon, Carolyn and Christiane Hemker

Johanna Krause Twice Persecuted: Surviving in Nazi Germany and Communist East Germany

166 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Persecuted as a Jew, both under the Nazis and in post-war East Germany, Johanna Krause endured many atrocities: a forced abortion while eight months pregnant and subsequent sterilization, her incarceration in numerous prisons and concentration camps, and a death march. In 1958, Johanna recognized a Communist party official as a man who had tried to rape and kill her during the war. Reporting him, Joanna soon found out whose side the party was on and was subjected to anti-Semitic attacks. It was only in the 1990s, after the reunification of Germany, that Johanna saw some justice.

ISBN 978-1-55458-006-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


940.531

Henry, Patrick

We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France During the Holocaust

192 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, illus., photos, bibliog., index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

The Catholic University of America Press

This sensitive and beautifully-written book reconsiders the Holocaust rescue of Jews, highlighting the involvement of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews in the mission on the French plateau of Vivarais-Lignon. It looks closely at the lives of two rescuers: a young Protestant man, Daniel Trocmé, and a Jewish mother of three, Madeleine Dreyfus, both of whom were arrested and deported. Madeleine provides an example of a Jewish rescuer of Jews and raises the issues of so-called Jewish passivity. In researching the book, Henry worked with more than one-thousand unpublished autobiographical pages written by key rescuers.

LC 2006026499, ISBN 978-0-8132-0850-3

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


940.531

Verrall, Olga

Missing Pieces: My Life as a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

268 pp., 5” x 7 1/2”, 10 b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

University of Calgary Press

After the Nazi invasion of Hungary in 1944, Olga Verrall found herself, along with most of her family, interned in the Auswitz labor camp. Though she was very young during her time in the camp, Olga had vivid and painful memories of the horrifying things she had experienced there. A nagging sense of emptiness and anger stayed with her all her life. After her husband passed away, her emotional state became increasingly fragile, and she became dependent on prescription drugs to numb her pain. A long journey of physical and mental healing, along with the support of her family, helped Olga piece her life back together.

LC 2007298632, ISBN 978-155238-220-2

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


940.542

Chandonnet, Fern

Alaska at War: 1941-1945: The Forgotten War Remembered

473 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 101 historical photos, 7 maps, bibliog., index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2007

University of Alaska Press

In the past two hundred years, only one US territory has experienced foreign occupation: Alaska in Word War II. Wide-ranging essays cover the Japanese invasion of the islands of Attu and Kiska, the effects of the war on Aleutian Islanders, the role of minorities in the northern conflict, and the American campaign to recover the occupied Aleutians. Contributions also address the effects of the war on film, race relations, and the construction of the Alaska Highway. Additional chapters tackle the Lend-Lease program and how to preserve historic sites in the challenging environment of Alaska.

LC 2007014821, ISBN 978-160223-013-2

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


940.547

Fung, Eddie (Edited by Judy Yung)

The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War

254 pp., 6” x 9”, 37 illus., 3 maps, $22.50 paper, CIP included

December 2007

University of Washington Press

Eddie Fung has the distinction of being the only Chinese American soldier to be captured by the Japanese during World War II. He was then put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. In this moving and unforgettable memoir written with his wife, Eddie tells how his childhood in San Francisco’s Chinatown and young manhood as a Texas cowboy helped him survive.

LC 2007019488, ISBN 978-0-2959-8754-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RG


941.6

Madden, Kyla

Forkhill Protestants and Forkhill Catholics, 1787-1858

264 pp., 6” x 9”, $29.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

In the late eighteenth century, an influx of Protestant settlers to the mainly Catholic parish of Forkhill on the Ulster borderlands provoked clashes between natives and newcomers. None was more horrific than the brutal attack on a Protestant schoolmaster and his family in 1791. The conflict was immediately cast in sectarian terms, leading to more than 200 years of ill-will. But was it a misdiagnosis? Kyla Madden explores the social history of the parish between 1787 and 1858, demonstrating that there was a greater degree of cooperation and exchange between Catholics and Protestants than the historical record has acknowledged.

C2004-906819-9, ISBN 978-0-7735-3060-7

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: S


941.708

Flanagan, William

Ireland Now: Tales of Change from the Global Island

288 pp., 6” x 9”, $23.00 paper, CIP included

October 2007

University of Notre Dame Press

Ireland Now is an accessible guide to understanding how Ireland and the Irish people have changed during the past fifteen years. Largely as a result of the country’s rapidly expanding economy, Ireland has been transformed from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the European Union. William Flanagan uses personal, first-hand stories from a wide range of Irish citizens, including the elderly, farmers, people in small towns and rural areas, and new immigrants, to illustrate how various segments of the population are coping with a shifting social landscape.

LC 2007019491, ISBN 978-0-268-02886-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


943.845

Kirshenblatt, Meyer and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland before the Holocaust

424 pp., 8” x 9 1/2”, 196 color illus., 11 photos, 2 maps, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of California Press

“In the Bible, Noah collects for his ark two of each species to preserve from annihilation in the Flood. In this glorious ark of a book, Kirshenblatt has accomplished a project of no less epic proportions: He has rescued from oblivion stories of his town of Apt as it lived and breathed before the war.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review. “...the product at once of scholarly rigor and a boy’s sense of wonder, respect for the dead and an even greater respect for the living, ethnographic exactitude and artistic style, a yearning born of loss and a synthesis born of collaboration—is a book like no other.”—The Forward

LC 2006036182, ISBN 978-0-520-24961-5

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


944.007

Brogan, Hugh

Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life

736 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 16 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, $20.00 paper

March 2007

Yale University Press (in association with Profile Books)

Named one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Brogan paints a rich portrait of Alexis de Tocqueville, the French aristocrat whose voyage to America resulted in one of the most vital texts in the history of democratic thought. “A magisterial account...Brogan’s achievement here is monumental.”—The Washington Post Book World. “Will be the definitive account of Tocqueville’s life for generations to come...Enthusiastically recommended for all libraries.”—Library Journal (starred review). “Wonderfully learned and intelligent.”—The Wall Street Journal

LC 2006934482, ISBN 978-0-300-10803-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-13625-8 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


947.085

Gaidar, Yegor

Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia

332 pp., 6” x 9”, tables, figures, endnotes, list of abbreviations, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

Brookings Institution Press

Many Russians reflect wistfully on a time when the Soviet Union was a superpower that commanded international respect. They blame the USSR’s demise on external enemies and foolish changes in policy. In Collapse of an Empire, former prime minister Yegor Gaidar illustrates why such notions are misguided, ill informed, and dangerous. Gaidar fears that Russia is repeating some its past mistakes, including uneven economic development that leaves the nation vulnerable to fluctuations in the energy market. Gaidar argues that Russians’ misplaced nostalgia not only defies reality but imperils the future of Russia and its people.

LC 2007033505, ISBN 978-0-8157-3114-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


947.722

Magocsi, Paul Robert

Ukraine: An Illustrated History

352 pp., 7” x 10”, 310 illus., 46 maps, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of Washington Press

Provides a concise, easy-to-read historical survey of the country from earliest times to the present. Each of the book’s forty-six chapters is framed by a historical map, which graphically depicts the key elements of the chronological period or theme addressed within. More than 300 historic photographs, line drawings, portraits, and reproductions of works of art bring the rich past of Ukraine to life. While ethnic Ukrainians figure prominently, Magocsi also deals with all the other peoples who live or who have lived within the borders of present-day Ukraine: Russians, Poles, Jews, Crimean Tatars, Germans (including Mennonites), Greeks, and others.

LC 2007011058, ISBN 978-0-2959-8723-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


951

Lewis, Mark Edward

The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han

336 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 23 halftones, 16 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

In 221 B.C. the First Emperor of Qin unified what would become the heart of a Chinese empire whose major features would endure for two millennia. In the first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, Lewis highlights the key challenges facing the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity.

LC 2006043039, ISBN 978-0-674-02477-9

AASL: RG/P

PLA: G


951.904

Adams, Clarence (Edited by Della Adams and Lewis H. Carlson)

An American Dream: The Life of an African American Soldier and POW Who Spent Twelve Yeas in Communist China

176 pp., 6” x 9”, 29 illus., $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

A black soldier’s odyssey from Memphis to Korea to China and back. Adams was a seventeen-year-old high school dropout in 1947 when he fled Memphis to join the U.S. Army. After fighting in the Korean War in an all-black artillery unit that he believed to have been sacrificed to save white troops, he was captured by the Chinese. After spending almost three years as a POW, during which he continued to suffer racism from his fellow Americans, he refused repatriation in 1953, choosing instead the People’s Republic of China, where he hoped to find educational and career opportunities not readily available in his own country.

LC 2007004224, ISBN 978-1-55849-594-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-595-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


954

Carter, Jimmy

The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East (Third Edition)

284 pp., 6” x 9”, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Arkansas Press

In this new edition with an updated afterword and chronology, President Carter demystifies the history of the political expectations of each nation in the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns. His landmark study provides an enlightened and reconciling vision for all—Jews, Muslims, and Christians—who share the blood of Abraham.

LC 2008271580, ISBN 978-1-55728-862-2

AASL: RG/P

PLA: G


956

Delgado, Aidan

The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes From a Conscientious Objector in Iraq

228 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper

August 2007

Beacon Press

The son of a diplomat, Aidan Delgado grew up in various countries, including Thailand, where he was introduced to Buddhism, and Egypt, where he learned Arabic. In 2001 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, and in 2003 he was deployed as a specialist in Nasiriyah and at Abu Ghraib. The Sutras of Abu Ghraib is the story of a soldier who refused to succumb to violence. In chronicling the struggles of military life and the dehumanizing effects of war, Delgado examines the attitudes that make prisoner abuse possible and explores his own developing Buddhist beliefs against a brutal backdrop.

LC 2007924359, ISBN 978-0-8070-7270-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8070-7271-4 (p.)

PLA: O, G


956

Ensalaco, Mark

Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11

328 pp., 6” x 9”, $39.95 cloth

December 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Since the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s first airplane hijacking in September 1970, Middle Eastern terrorists have sacrificed innocent human lives in the name of ideology. From “Black September” to the Munich Olympics, to the embassy bombing in Beirut, to the devastating attacks of September 11, and beyond, terrorism has emerged as the most important security concern of our time. Professor Mark Ensalaco has written a thoroughly researched narrative account of the origins of Middle Eastern terrorism, addressing when and why terrorists started targeting Americans and American interests, and what led to the September 11 attacks.

LC 2008271382, ISBN 978-0-8122-4046-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


956.053

Kaye, Dalia Dassa

Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia

166 pp., 6” x 9”, 6 tables, 1 figure, $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

RAND Corporation

This book examines regional security track two efforts in the Middle East and South Asia and considers the roles as well as the limits of such processes, while offering ways to measure the effectiveness of these efforts. These lessons provide a better understanding of what these types of dialogues have or have not accomplished in the past, and a framework for conducting track two diplomacy in the future. The book’s lessons apply not only to the Middle East and South Asia but also to other regions struggling to resolve longstanding adversarial relationships.

LC 2007028637, ISBN 978-0-8330-4191-3

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RS


956.7

Allawi, Ali A.

The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

544 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 20 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Yale University Press

A comprehensive account of the occupation of Iraq and the crises that have followed in its wake, told for the first time by an Iraqi insider, former Iraqi Minister of Defense and Finance. “[This] immensely readable exposition...will likely become the standard reference on post-9/11 Iraq.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review). “Surpasses almost all other recent works on Iraq.”—Booklist. “[This book] is worthy of inclusion in any public library collection.”—Booklist. “Magnificent.”—The New Republic

LC 2006039445, ISBN 978-0-300-11015-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-13614-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O, G


956.704

Hafez, Mohammed

Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom

240 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $17.50 paper, CIP included

July 2007

United States Institute of Peace Press

Understanding the phenomenon of suicide bombing in Iraq is vitally important for U.S. national security, foreign policy in the Muslim world, and the war on terrorism. This study draws extensively on open-source intelligence and papers of record, primary sources from insurgent groups including online documents and videos, and interviews with U.S. servicemen who have served in Iraq. It examines the history of suicide bombing in Iraq and many other countries, the varied factions that comprise the insurgency, the ideology and theology of martyrdom supporting suicide bombers, their national origins and characteristics, and the prospects for a “third generation” of transnational jihadists forged in the crucible of Iraq.

LC 2007014114, ISBN 978-1-601270-04-7

PLA: RS


956.94

Merkley, Paul Charles

Christian Attitudes Towards the State of Israel

384 pp., 6” x 9”, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

To most evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, loyalty to Israel is a second patriotism, nurtured by the conviction that Israel’s restoration is a part of God’s plan for history. Mainstream Protestantism, however, champions Palestinian nationalism and, drawing on the rhetoric of the Middle East Council of Churches, does not hesitate to portray Israel as an oppressor. Paul Merkley argues that Christian attitudes towards Israel reflect fundamental theological attitudes that must be studied against the long historical background of Christian attitudes towards Judaism and Islam.

C00-901687-2, ISBN 978-0-7735-3255-7

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RS


956.953

Winslow, Philip C.

Victory For Us Is To See You Suffer: In the West Bank with the Palestinians and the Israelis

224 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Beacon Press

Paul C. Winslow captures the human aspects of the conflict during the years of suicide bombings and Israeli reprisals in the West Bank—the daily struggles, fear, and anger of Palestinian farmers and teachers, and the hostility of Israeli soldiers and settlers. Working with the UNRWA, Winslow negotiated the delivery of humanitarian aid through army checkpoints, often finding himself the target of anger from both Palestinians and Israelis. He returned to the West Bank as a journalist, in the wake of the Hamas victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, to interview people on both sides of the checkpoints and look at the decades-long destructive cycle through their eyes.

LC 2007013411, ISBN 978-0-8070-6906-6

AASL: RG/P

PLA: G


957.704

McEldowney, Carol (Edited by Suzanne Kelley McCormack and Elizabeth R. Mock)

Hanoi Journal, 1967

200 pp., 6” x 9”, 18 illus., $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

This books is a rare account of an American political activist’s wartime trip to North Vietnam in 1967. “A very substantial contribution to Vietnam War scholarship. Her combination of tireless reporting and analyzing, criticism and self-criticism, is unmatched by any other visitor I have read... It also has a strong feminist angle, and is all the more amazing for having been written by one so young.”—Carol Brightman, author of Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence

LC 2007017320, ISBN 978-1-55849-604-0 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-605-7 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


959.704

McGarrah, Jim

A Temporary Sort of Peace: A Memoir of Vietnam

251 pp., 6 1/4” x 9 1/4”, 13 b&w photos, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

Indiana Historical Society Press

In his memoir A Temporary Sort of Peace, McGarrah examines in detail his peacetime life in Indiana, his indoctrination into the cult of the marines as a fledgling warrior in basic training, and his introduction to the life of a combat soldier in Vietnam. The book also explores his life back home dealing with his war memories and his return to Vietnam in August 2005.

LC 2007010528, ISBN 978-0-87195-258-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


967.572

Krueger, Ambassador Robert and Kathleen Tobin Krueger (Foreword by Desmond Tutu)

From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide

334 pp., 6” x 9”, 8-page color section, 49 b&w illus., $26.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of Texas Press

In 1994, while nations everywhere stood idly by, 800,000 people were slaughtered in eight weeks in Rwanda. Arriving as U.S. Ambassador to neighboring Burundi a few weeks later, Bob Krueger began drawing international attention to the genocide also proceeding in Burundi, where he sought to minimize the killing and to preserve its fledgling democratic government from destruction by its own army. From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi is a compelling eyewitness account of both a horrific and persistent genocide and of the ongoing efforts of many courageous individuals to build a more just society.

LC 2006101398, ISBN 978-0-292-71486-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: O, R


968.903

Casey, Michael W.

The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd: Christian Imagination and the Dream of an African Democracy

436 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliog., references, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

Baylor University Press

This work assembles the best of Todd’s (available) speeches and provides an analysis of their rhetorical and political significance. Sir Garfield Todd’s (1908-2002) lifelong support of African rights earned him initial political success, subsequent imprisonment, and, finally, rightful recognition. Often labeled a liberal in the British political tradition, a closer study of Todd’s rhetoric demonstrates that his politics flow directly from his religious heritage—and not from political liberalism.

LC 2006034403, ISBN 978-1-932792-86-7

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


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970-979 North American and United States History


971.01

Brumwell, Stephen

Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe

432 pp., 6” x 9”, color illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonising illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero. Yet in 1759, on the Plains of Abraham before Quebec, he won a battle with momentous consequences. Wolfe’s victory, bought at the cost of his life, ensured that English, not French, would become the dominant language in North America. By crippling French ambitions on this continent Wolfe paved the way for American independence from Britain. Stephen Brumwell’s internationally praised biography offers a boldly argued reassessment of a soldier whose short but dramatic life changed the course of world history.

C2006-906015-0, ISBN 978-0-7735-3261-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


971.23

Marshall, Debbie

Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Woman’s Journey into the Great War

344 pp., 5” x 7 1/2”, b&w photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

University of Calgary Press

Give Your Other Vote to the Sister tells the story of Roberta MacAdams, the first woman elected to the Alberta legislature. In fact, she was one of the first two women elected to a legislature anywhere in the British empire. It also chronicles Debbie Marshall’s own journey to reclaim MacAdams’ life, one that took her across Canada and to the places where MacAdams lived and worked in England and France. It was a search that would change her own perceptions about how and why so many women willingly participated in the world’s first “great war.”

LC 2007407817, 9781552382288

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG, RS


971.428

Gruenwald, Hermann

After Auschwitz: One Man’s Story

290 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 b&w photos, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Born into privilege in Hungary, Hermann Gruenwald’s idyllic childhood came to an end in 1944 when he and his family were sent to Auschwitz. During his incarceration, Gruenwald’s instinct for survival helped him live through three concentration camps. In After Auschwitz, he recounts his story not only as a witness to history but as a human actor determined to make his way in whatever situation he finds himself. “Montreal businessman and Holocaust survivor Hermann Gruenwald offers enduring lessons in survival in a forthright memoir.”—The Canadian Jewish News

C2007-900898-4, ISBN 978-0-7735-3242-7

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: G


972.08

Grayson, George W.

Mexican Messiah: Andrés Manuel López Obrador

360 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 map, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2007

Penn State University Press

The emergence of Latin American firebrands who champion the cause of the impoverished and rail against the evils of neoliberalism and Yankee imperialism—Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, Néstor Kirchner, Andrés Manuel López Obrador—has changed the landscape of the Americas in dramatic ways. Grayson views López Obrador as quite different from the others and argues that he is a “secular messiah, who lives humbly, honors prophets, gathers apostles, declares himself indestructible, relishes playing the role of victim, and preaches a doctrine of salvation by returning to the values of the 1917 Constitution—fairness for workers, Indians’ rights, fervent nationalism, and anti-imperialism.”

LC 2007011754, ISBN 978-0-271-03262-7

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: S


972.9106

Pérez-Stable, Marifeli

Looking Forward: Comparative Perspectives on Cuba’s Transition

360 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $27.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Notre Dame Press

“Informed by the experiences of socialist transitions in eastern Europe and East Asia, leading experts on Cuba offer stimulating speculations on post-Castro scenarios...the volume includes a number of outstanding chapters. Carmelo Mesa-Lago suggests plausible ways that a post-Castro Cuba could achieve greater economic efficiency without sacrificing social equity, and Daniel Erikson offers striking insights on how to escape the corruption curse. And the always eloquent William LeoGrande provocatively suggests that Miami’s hard-line Cuba lobby may prove to be a paper tiger when the moment for normalization finally arrives.”—Foreign Affairs

LC 2007019520, ISBN 978-0-268-03891-5

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


973

Gates, Jr., Henry Louis (Editor)

The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois: 19-Volume Set

5360 pp., 10” x 13 3/10”, $595.00 cloth

February 2007

Oxford University Press

Featuring all literary works of W.E.B. Du Bois in nineteen volumes, The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois is a landmark achievement in the history of African American publishing. The volumes cover a wide range of genres, reflecting Du Bois’s many areas of interest and expertise. In addition to his scholarly works of history and sociology, the series includes his efforts in fiction, nonfiction, biography, and autobiography—both in long form and in essays. Each volume contains an introduction by an eminent scholar, providing insights into and analysis of Du Bois’s writings, placing each work in its historical context and showing the ways the works remain relevant today.

ISBN 978-0-19531180-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


973

Oberg, Michael Leroy

The Head in Edward Nugent’s Hand: Roanoke’s Forgotten Indians

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 9 illus., $32.50 cloth

October 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Roanoke is part of the lore of early America, the colony that disappeared. Many Americans know of Sir Walter Ralegh’s ill-fated expedition, but few know about the Algonquian peoples who were the island’s inhabitants. The Head in Edward Nugent’s Hand examines Ralegh’s plan to create an English empire in the New World but also the attempts of native peoples to make sense of the newcomers who threatened to transform their world in frightening ways.

LC 2008295536, ISBN 978-0-8122-4031-3

AASL: S/P

PLA: RS


973.049

Finkelstein, Norman H.

American Jewish History: A JPS Guide

200 pp., 7” x 10”, illus., $18.00 paper, CIP included

February 2007

The Jewish Publication Society

This concise and fascinating volume chronicles the extraordinary history of American Jewry. The author tells the dramatic 350-year story of the people and events that shaped the lives of today’s American Jews. Included are over 70 black and white photographs, maps, and charts and more than 120 feature boxes and biographies, as well as timelines, notes, a bibliography, and index. Finkelstein has made the saga of American Jewry much more than a compilation of historical facts. This is a wonderfully stimulating journey—a worthwhile adventure for readers of all ages.

LC 2006028015, ISBN 978-0-8276-0810-8

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: G


973.46

Bober, Natalie S.

Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation

376 pp., 6” x 9”, 48 b&w photos, 2 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

The University of Virginia Press

“Bober has taken on an extremely vital, but difficult, task: writing a history that speaks to young people, black and white alike, in a way that is respectful to both cultures...She hits all the relevant points that young readers should know about the third president, while adding new perspectives that are always nuanced. The detail is rich and her presentation is elegant.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, New York Law School, author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy

LC 2006032722, ISBN 978-0-8139-2632-2

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


973.62

Johnson, Timothy D.

A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign

376 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 photos, appendixes, notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University Press of Kansas

A study of one of America’s greatest military campaigns and triumphs, led by Winfield Scott—one of America’s greatest generals. Shines a spotlight on the campaign that became a significant proving ground for West Point-educated officers and a formative combat “school” for many prominent generals of the Civil War. “The most detailed analysis to date of Winfield Scott’s spectacular 1847 campaign to capture Mexico City. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the battles in which so many future Civil War generals learned their first lessons in the art of war. Destined to become a classic.” —R. Bruce Winders, author of Mr. Polk’s Army

LC 2007017872, ISBN 978-0-7006-1541-4

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


973.7

McCaslin, Richard B.

Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War

430 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 250 illus., index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

The University of Arkansas Press

2050 portraits—many never before published are found in the much anticipated Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War. The eighth in the distinguished Portraits of Conflict series, this volume joins the personal and the public to provide a uniquely rich portrayal of Tennesseans—in uniforms both blue and gray—who fought and lost their lives in the Civil War.

LC 2006036513, ISBN 978-1-55728-831-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


973.709

Craughwell, Thomas J.

Stealing Lincoln’s Body

288 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 26 halftones, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

On the night of the presidential election in 1876, a gang of counterfeiters out of Chicago attempted to steal the entombed embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it for ransom. The custodian of the tomb was so shaken by the incident that he willingly dedicated the rest of his life to protecting the president’s corpse. In a lively and dramatic narrative, Thomas J. Craughwell returns to this bizarre, and largely forgotten, event with the first book to place the grave robbery in historical context. He takes us through the planning and execution of the crime and the outcome of the investigation.

LC 2006050842, ISBN 978-0-674-02458-8

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


973.709

Dirck, Brian R.

Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race

203 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, index, $32.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2007

Northern Illinois University Press

Abraham Lincoln has long been revered as the “Great Emancipator.” In recent years, however, this image has come under assault by scholars who question Lincoln’s commitment to racial equality and who assert that he was in fact, as Frederick Douglass once noted, the “white man’s president.” Such arguments challenging deep-seated assumptions about our nation’s beloved leader demand serious investigation. In this volume, seven historians reassess Lincoln’s views, attitudes, and actions toward African Americans and slavery. “This collection is unique in its sustained discussion of Lincoln’s racial views and emancipation policy.”—Thomas H. Schwartz, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

LC 2006001574, ISBN 978-0-875-80359-3

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G, S


973.709

Harris, William C.

Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency

424 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 13 photos, 1 map, notes, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

University Press of Kansas

Emphasizes the conservative bent that guided the young statesman’s remarkable political evolution, revealing a Lincoln who was increasingly driven by his antislavery sentiments and fear for the republic in the hands of the Democrats like Stephen Douglas as much as—if not more than—his own political ambition. “A definitive interpretation of a crucial period in the life of our greatest president. With clarity, wisdom, insight, and conviction, Harris has drawn a compelling portrait of the man destined to save the Union and destroy slavery.”—Harold Holzer, cochairman, U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

LC 2006100830, ISBN 978-0-7006-1520-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


973.711

Sernett, Milton C.

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History

424 pp., 6” x 9”, 88 illus., appendix, notes, bibliog., index, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Duke University Press

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History tells the fascinating story of Tubman’s life as an American icon. The distinguished historian Milton C. Sernett compares the larger-than-life symbolic Tubman with the actual “historical” Tubman. He does so not to diminish Tubman’s achievements but rather to explore the interplay of history and myth in our national consciousness. Analyzing how the Tubman icon has changed over time, Sernett shows that the various constructions of the “Black Moses” reveal as much about their creators as they do about Tubman herself. Ultimately, Sernett contends that Harriet Tubman may be America’s most malleable and resilient icon.

LC 2007015126, ISBN 978-0-8223-4052-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4073-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


973.8

Richardson, Heather Cox

West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War

416 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 23 b&w illus., 2 maps, bibliog., index, $30.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

Yale University Press

This sweeping history of Reconstruction offers a new, national perspective on America’s post-Civil War era. Organized around the experiences of a varied cast of real individuals, from Sitting Bull to Andrew Carnegie, the book brings to life the process that brought forth a modern America. “Highly original, deeply researched, and important, West from Appomattox has the added advantage of being extremely well written: Heather Cox Richardson’s prose is clear, accessible, and compelling.”—Eric Arnesen, University of Illinois at Chicago. “A substantial achievement.”—The Chicago Tribune. A 2007 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice selection.

LC 2006024633, ISBN 978-0-300-11052-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-13630-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.822

Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip

Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History

176 pp., 6” x 9”, 7 b&w photos, 6 maps, $40.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, CIP included

May 2007

The University of Arizona Press

This powerful book retells the story of the 1871 mass murder of Apache families who had already surrendered to the U.S. Army. Taking advantage of the documentary record, Apache narratives, historical texts, and ethnographic research, it gives a new voice to those who have been silenced by the historical record. “This book is a little gem, a passionate and informed narrative about a shockingly invisible chapter of western American history.”—David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology, the American Museum of Natural History

LC 2006032952, ISBN 978-0-8165-2584-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8165-2585-0 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, RS


973.921

Holt, Marilyn Irvin

Mamie Doud Eisenhower: The General’s First Lady

206 pp., 5 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 30 photos, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University Press of Kansas

The first scholarly biography of Mamie Eisenhower’s White House contributions reveals that she was more than just a typical 1950s housewife. Behind her legendary bangs was a resourceful first lady who ran the White House like an army sergeant, but one who also promoted cultural events, relished charity works, and played a large part in helping her husband ease racial tensions over civil rights. “Painstakingly researched and superbly written, Holt’s definitive biography captures the essence of Mamie Eisenhower.”—Irwin F. Gellman, author of The Contender: Richard Nixon: The Congress Years

LC 2007017871, ISBN 978-0-7006-1539-1

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLA: G, S


973.926

Gaillard, Frye

Prophet from Plains: Jimmy Carter and His Legacy

128 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University of Georgia Press

Prophet from Plains covers Jimmy Carter’s major achievements and setbacks from his presidency through his remarkable post-presidential career, all of it in light of his stubborn, faith-driven integrity, which Frye Gaillard sees as Carter’s simultaneously greatest asset and greatest flaw. “This is a timely chronicle of an extraordinary life...Carter’s political foes as well friends should find this book interesting because it is a warts-and-all portrait of a politician who still stirs strong feelings among his detractors as well as adulation among his supporters.”—The Los Angeles Times

LC 2007006691, ISBN 978-0-8203-2914-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.926

Kaufman, Scott

Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House

220 pp., 5 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 20 photos, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

University Press of Kansas

The first scholarly study of the most influential first lady between Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton focuses on Rosalynn’s contributions to the role—from attending cabinet meetings to testifying before Congress on mental health care—as a representation of the changing roles of women in 20th-century America. “A great read about a first lady who carved out a nontraditional role during transitional times in the nation’s history...Reveals new depths in its portrait of the purposeful and assured wife of our 39th president.”—Mary Finch Hoyt, former press secretary to Rosalynn Carter and author of East Wing: Politics, the Press, and First Lady

LC 2007028881

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.93

Sturken, Marita

Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero

360 pp., 6” x 9”, 119 illus., $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Duke University Press

In Tourists of History, the cultural critic Marita Sturken argues that over the past two decades, Americans have responded to national trauma through consumerism, kitsch sentiment, and tourist practices in ways that reveal a tenacious investment in the idea of America’s innocence. While arguing for the importance of remembering tragic losses of life, Sturken is urging attention to a dangerous confluence that promulgates fear to sell safety, offers prepackaged emotion at the expense of critical thought, contains alternative politics, and facilitates public acquiescence in the federal government’s repressive measures at home and its aggressive political and military policies abroad.

LC 2007018101, ISBN 978-0-8223-4103-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4122-2 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


973.931

Fortier, John C. and Norman J. Ornstein (Editors)

Second-Term Blues: How George W. Bush Has Governed

146 pp., 6” x 9”, endnotes, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Brookings Institution Press and American Enterprise Institute

George W. Bush has a bad case of the second-term blues. The symptoms—common among American second-term presidents—include hubris, burnout, a paucity of new ideas, scandal, party infighting, little legislative success, and a loss of seats in the midterm election. In this hard-hitting book, the editors lead a stellar cast of political analysts in examining the priorities, governing tendencies, and leadership style of George W. Bush as he navigates a rocky second term.

LC 2007006938, ISBN 978-0-8157-2884-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


974

Schutt, Amy C.

Peoples of the River Valleys: The Odyssey of the Delaware Indians

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 illus., $45.00 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

December 2007

University of Pennsylvania Press

Seventeenth-century Indians from the Delaware and lower Hudson valleys organized their lives around small-scale groupings of kin and communities. Living through epidemics, warfare, economic change, and physical dispossession, survivors from these peoples came together in new locations, especially the eighteenth-century Susquehanna and Ohio River valleys. In the process, they did not abandon kin and community orientations, but they increasingly defined a role for themselves as Delaware Indians in early American society. Peoples of the River Valleys offers a fresh interpretation of the history of the Delaware, or Lenape, Indians in the context of events in the mid-Atlantic region and the Ohio Valley.

LC 2006050917, ISBN 978-0-8122-3993-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8122-2024-7 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


974.1

Nicolar, Joseph

The Life and Traditions of the Red Man

240 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, 9 b&w photos, future reading list, illus. credits, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

February 2007

Duke University Press

Joseph Nicolar’s The Life and Traditions of the Red Man tells the story of his people from the first moments of creation to the earliest arrivals and eventual settlement of Europeans. Self-published by Nicolar in 1893, this is one of the few sustained narratives in English composed by a member of an Eastern Algonquian-speaking people during the nineteenth century. It includes a summary history of the tribe; an introduction that illuminates the book’s narrative strategies, the aims of its author, and its key themes; and annotations providing historical context and explaining unfamiliar words and phrases.

LC 2006036828, ISBN 978-0-8223-4009-6 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-4028-7 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G, S


974.402

Miller, Amelia F. and A.R. Riggs (Editors)

Romance, Remedies, and Revolution: The Journal of Dr. Elihu Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1773-1775

408 pp., 6” x 9”, 14 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

“An important, largely unutilized source for studying eighteenth-century social life and the coming of the American Revolution. Even more notable is the fact that the journal can stand on its own as a piece of literature: it’s readable and entertaining and it has an implicit plot line tracing Elihu’s ultimately successful though often rocky courtship of Polly Williams. It has something of the flavor of both Samuel Pepys’s diary and an eighteenth-century English novel.”—Kevin M. Sweeney, coauthor of Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield

LC 2006038760, ISBN 978-1-55849-560-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: RG


974.43

McCarthy, B. Eugene and Thomas L. Doughton (Editors)

From Bondage to Belonging: The Worcester Slave Narratives

320 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

“Eugene McCarthy and Thomas Doughton have done a great service in collecting and editing these stories, for taken together they give us a vivid sense of what it felt like to be a slave. Here are people enduring and witnessing countless scenes of subjection; living in constant fear; feeling alienated from family, friends, community, and self; and struggling to hang onto dreams of freedom, only to discover that life after slavery is much different than freedom’s dream. Read these stories straight through, and you will find yourself emotionally exhausted. They are that powerful.”—John Stauffer

LC 2007022055, ISBN 978-1-55849-622-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-623-1 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

PLA: RG


975

Badger, Anthony J.

New Deal / New South: An Anthony J. Badger Reader

320 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $59.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

The University of Arkansas Press

The twelve essays in this book, several published here for the first time, represent some of Tony Badger’s best work in his ongoing examination of how white liberal southern politicians who came to prominence in the New Deal and World War II handled the race issue when it became central to politics in the 1950s and 1960s.

LC 2007009472, ISBN 978-1-55728-844-8 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55728-843-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


975.5

Heinemann, Ronald L., et al.

Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007

406 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 58 b&w photos, 8 maps, appendix, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

The University of Virginia Press

In seventeen narrative chapters, the authors tackle the four centuries of Virginia’s history from Jamestown through the present, emphasizing the major themes that play throughout Virginia history—change and continuity, a conservative political order, race and slavery, economic development, and social divisions—and how they relate to national events. Including bibliographical listings at the end of each chapter as well as a general listing of useful sources and Websites, the book is truly a treasure trove for any student, scholar, or general-interest reader looking to find out more about the history of Virginia and our nation.

LC 2006032721, ISBN 978-0-8139-2609-4

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RS


975.5

Wallenstein, Peter

Cradle of America: Four Centuries of Virginia History

494 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 82 photos, appendixes, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

University Press of Kansas

Published early in the 400th anniversary year of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement, this is the first single-authored history of the state published in three decades. A deeply informed yet concise and sprightly narrative traces the stories of the people, events, and developments that have shaped the Old Dominion State and also the United States of America. “Crisp writing and innumerable fascinating stories illuminate the roles of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in creating this iconic southern state that so profoundly shaped the nation.”—James L. Roark, author of Masters and Slaves

LC 2006038749, ISBN 978-0-7006-1507-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RG


975.9

Earenfight, Phillip

A Kiowa’s Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion

256 pp., 12” x 9”, 169 color illus., 5 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $40.00 paper, CIP included

October 2007

University of Washington Press

Recreates a sketchbook of drawings that chronicle the experiences of seventy-two Southern Plains Indians captured by the U.S. Army in Oklahoma in 1875 and exiled to Fort Marion, Florida. Under the direction of Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt, the Indians were made to adopt Western appearance, behavior, language, and beliefs. The thirty-two-page sketchbook illustrates the Indians’ capture, their trek to Florida, and their years at Fort Marion. Essays discuss the history of events and reconstruction of the sketchbook, and analyze the drawings and other Fort Marion sketchbooks.

LC 2007009849, ISBN 978-0-2959-8727-9

AASL: RG/MS, HS

PLA: RS


976

Bates, Daisy (Afterword by Clayborne Carson)

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

260 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, index, $17.95 paper, CIP included

August 2007

The University of Arkansas Press

At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her “the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time.” Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn’t be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the The University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won the American Book Award.

86019129, ISBN 978-1-55728-863-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


976.3

Moses, Jennifer Anne

Bagels and Grits: A Jew on the Bayou

176 pp., 6” x 9”, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Jennifer Anne Moses left behind a comfortable life in the upper echelons of East Coast Jewish society to move with her husband and children to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Searching for connection to her surroundings, she decided to volunteer at an AIDS hospice. But as she encountered a culture populated by French Catholics, Evangelical Christians, African Americans, Cajuns, ex-cons, street-walkers, impoverished AIDS patients, and healers of all stripes, she found she had embarked on an unexpected journey of profound self-discovery. As a witness to dire poverty and extreme adversity, Moses discovers a deeper commitment to her own faith—a Judaism that asks not for blind belief, but rather daily commitment.

LC 2007011823, ISBN 978-0-299-22440-0

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: RS


976.335

Sothern, Billy (Photographs by Nikki Page)

Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

367 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 28 photos, bibliog., index, $21.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2007

University of California Press

“Sothern’s personal portrait of a city with a troubled past, an uncertain future and a sometimes joyous, always complicated present. What Sothern does in this book is something quite extraordinary: Not only does he parse the city’s pre- and post-Katrina social problems with a lawyer’s sense of orderly construction, he helps readers to fall in love with New Orleans all over again.”—The New Orleans Times-Picayune. “A deeply soulful and eloquent tribute-part paean and part eulogy-to a place [Sothern] loves almost despite himself. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the past, present and future of this indispensable city.”—Dave Eggers

LC 2007000213, ISBN 978-0-520-25149-6

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O, G


977.1

Mackall, Joe

Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish

208 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $24.95 cloth

June 2007

Beacon Press

Joe Mackall has lived surrounded by the Swartzentruber Amish community of Ashland County, Ohio, for over sixteen years, developing a steady relationship with the Shetler family. Plain Secrets tells the Shetlers’ story over these years, using their lives to paint a portrait of Swartzentruber Amish life and mores. These stories from the life of the family reveal the larger questions posed by the Amish way of life. If the continued existence of the Amish in the midst of modern society asks us to consider the appeal of traditional, highly restrictive, and gendered religious communities, it also asks how we romanticize or condemn these communities—and why.

LC 2007924329, ISBN 978-0-8070-1064-8

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: O


977.1

Zaidan, Abe and John C. Green

Portraits of Power: Ohio and National Politics, 1964-2004

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 b&w photos, index, $49.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

The University of Akron Press

To understand Ohio politics is to understand American politics, a truth proven every two years in national elections. No journalist has written more astutely about politics in the Buckeye State than Abe Zaidan. For more than forty years, he covered what could be called an age of giants, a tumultuous era dominated by larger-than-life politicians like Governor James Rhodes and by events such as the shootings at Kent State University. Drawn from over three thousand news stories, columns, and feature articles written between 1964 and 2004, Portraits of Power presents ninety essays that shed light on this fascinating period of Ohio politics.

LC 2006100764, ISBN 978-1-931968-45-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-931968-46-1 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


977.2

Gray, Ralph D.

Meredith Nicholson: A Writing Life

281 pp., 5 1/4” x 7 3/4”, illus., notes, bibliog., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2007

Indiana Historical Society Press

The fifth volume in the Indiana Biography Series examines the life of author and diplomat Meredith Nicholson. In addition to writing best-sellers Zelda Dameron and The House of a Thousand Candles, Nicholson was an insightful essayist, with his work published in such national magazines as The Saturday Evening Post and The Atlantic Monthly. Nicholson, along with James Whitcomb Riley, George Ade, and Booth Tarkington, was considered one of the leading figures in the state’s golden age of literature.

LC 2007012737, ISBN 978-0-87195-257-8

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


977.3

Black, Jr., Timuel D.

Bridges of Memory Vol. 2: Chicago’s Second Generation of Black Migration

392 pp., 7” x 10”, 17 b&w photos, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

Northwestern University Press

In the second volume of Bridges of Memory, historian Timuel D. Black Jr. continues his conversations with African-Americans who migrated to Chicago from the South in search of economic, social, and cultural opportunities. Black—himself the son of first-generation migrants to Chicago—guides individual discussions with ease, resulting in informative and entertaining narratives. Volume 2 introduces the reader to more members of the first wave of migration and members of the second generation, the children of those who came in the first wave. In telling their stories, the interviewees paint a vivid picture of the thriving and tight-knit Chicago community formerly known as the Black Belt—today’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

LC 2006022273, ISBN 978-0-8101-2295-6

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: RS


977.3

Jacob, Mark and Richard Cahan (Foreword by Rick Kogan)

Chicago under Glass: Early Photographs from the Chicago Daily News

272 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 260 duotones, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth

November 2007

The University of Chicago Press

When the Chicago Daily News closed its doors in March 1978, the city mourned the loss of an American original. The Daily News boasted the inventive, aggressive writing of such luminaries as Carl Sandburg and Ben Hecht. It was also one of the first newspapers in the country to feature black-and-white photography. Chicago under Glass is the first collection of images from the photo staff’s early years, 1901 to 1930. With over 250 images—many of which have never before been published—from the nearly 57,000 glass negatives housed at the Chicago History Museum.

LC 2006103503, ISBN 978-0-226-08930-0

AASL: O/MS, HS, P

PLA: O, R


978

Hansen, Emma I.

Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian Peoples

320 pp., 9” x 11”, 250 color and 50 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $75.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included

December 2007

University of Washington Press

Emma I. Hansen and members of the Plains Indian community weave the history of Native peoples together with an insightful view of contemporary Native life, presenting the glory, endurance, and renewal of the life ways of Plains peoples. Introduces the fundamental traditions of these tribal cultures, with detailed historical descriptions of daily life—spiritual, cultural, and economic—among the Plains tribes. Includes 250 full-color images, from traditional feather bonnets, war shirts, bear claw necklaces, pipe tomahawks, beadwork, and quillwork, to contemporary paintings and sculptures.

LC 2007037375, ISBN 978-0-2959-8579-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-2959-8580-0 (p.)

AASL: O/MS, HS, P

PLA: O


978

Hine, Robert V. and John Mack Faragher

Frontiers: A Short History of the American West

288 pp., 7” x 10”, 32-page insert, bibliog., index, $28.00 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Yale University Press

Part of the Lamar Series in Western History. “A concise history of the American frontier West written by two of its foremost historians, paying special attention to the impacts on and relations among diverse races and cultures, including women’s roles and perspectives...Highly recommended for public and school libraries in need of a basic, up-to-date overview of American frontier history.” —Library Journal. “There is simply no better first journey into the vast terrain of Western history than this lively, learned, clear-eyed volume. Another winner for Hine and Faragher.”—Virginia Scharff, University of New Mexico, Autry National Center.

LC 2006036192, ISBN 978-0-300-11710-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-13620-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RG


978.004

Wishart, David J. (Editor)

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

262 pp., 7” x 10”, 71 photos, 3 maps, bibliog., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books

Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across time and space, of this story in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, together with 23 new entries focusing on contemporary Plains Indians, and many new photographs. The encyclopedia includes not only yesterday’s wars, treaties, and traditions but also today’s tribal colleges, casinos, and legal battles.

LC 2006020334, ISBN 978-0-8032-9862-0

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RG


978.02

Robinson III, Charles M. (Editor)

The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke, Volume Three: June 1, 1878-June 22, 1880

576 pp., 6” x 9”, 13 b&w illus., 2 maps, notes, bibliog., index, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

The University of North Texas Press

The third book in an eight-book series on the journals of a significant western military history officer, aide-de-camp to General George Crook and witness to battles of the Great Sioux War. Volume 3 begins with a discussion of the Bannock Uprising and a retrospective on Crazy Horse. Three other key events during this period were the Cheyenne Outbreak of 1878-79, the Ponca Affair, and the White River Ute Uprising, the latter two in 1879.

LC 2002152293, ISBN 978-1-57441-231-4

AASL: S/P

PLA: RG


978.3

Chai, May-lee

Hapa Girl: A Memoir

232 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 12 b&w illus., index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

Temple University Press

In the mid-60s, Winberg Chai, a young academic and the son of Chinese immigrants, fell in love with an Irish-American painter on first meeting and they soon married. Their daughter’s memoir tells the story of their loving relationship and follows the family from southern California to New York to a South Dakota farm. Suddenly the family becomes the object of unwelcome attention that escalates to violence. A family that regarded itself as an ordinary American family finds itself socially isolated in rural America, victims of racial animosity and cruelty. May-lee Chai’s vivid portrayal of the family’s experiences makes this an unforgettable story.

LC 2006032153, ISBN 978-1-59213-615-5

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: RS


979

Stratton, David H. (Editor)

Terra Northwest: Interpreting People and Place

232 pp., 6” x 9”, illus., references, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2007

Washington State University Press

Eleven thought-provoking experts from the United States and Canada explore society, culture, and change in the great, resource-laden Northwest. Essays examine the European exploration of the Pacific coast, American and Canadian comparative development, the political and constitutional foundations, economic globalization, gendered and class history, and perspectives on the Native American, Black, Asian American, and Hispanic citizenry.

LC 2007029985, ISBN 978-0-8742-2291-3

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


979.58

Braly, David

Crooked River Country: Wranglers, Rogues, and Barons

344 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, maps, notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

Washington State University Press

Focusing primarily on the period between 1800 and 1950, Crooked River Country chronicles the thrilling and thoroughly-researched saga of Central Oregon’s Wild West, where hardy inhabitants endured brutal weather, gunfights, lynchings, range wars, capitalist exploitation, small pox, and the Great Depression. Featured legends—from wranglers to industrial barons—include Billy Chinook, Chief Paulina, Elisha Barnes, Bill Brown, James M. Blakely, Newt Williamson, James J. Hill, Johnnie Hudspeth, and Les Schwab. Their tenacity eventually led to the region’s astonishing transformation, and a desolate wilderness became an industrial power.

LC 2007040502, ISBN 978-0-8742-2293-7

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: RS


979.703

Ficken, Robert E.

Washington State: The Inaugural Decade, 1889-1899

304 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, notes, bibliog., index, $21.95 paper, CIP included

April 2007

Washington State University Press

In November 1889, Washington—70,000 square miles brimming with timber, salmon, and rich farmland,—became the nation’s 42nd state. In a sequel to Washington Territory, (WSU Press, 2002), author Robert E. Ficken deftly describes how the turbulent inaugural decade laid foundations for the state’s infrastructure and a new century’s commercial and social development.

LC 2006102026, ISBN 978-0-8742-2288-3

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


979.704

Stevens, Sydney

Dear Medora: Child of Oysterville’s Forgotten Years

180 pp., 9” x 10 1/2”, illus., maps, bibliog., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Washington State University Press

Life in quaint, remote, early 20th century Oysterville, with all of its laughter and heartache, is captured through the eyes of Medora Espy, the oldest child of Washington State senator and dairy farmer, Harry Albert Espy. Interspersed with numerous photographs and additional historical background on the time period and Espy household, the lively correspondence and diary entries of this dependable, devoted, and sensitive young woman bring her generation and the forgotten years of her small coastal community back into sharp focus.

LC 2007004947, ISBN 978-0-8742-2292-0

AASL: RG/MS, HS

PLA: RS


979.8

Fienup-Riordan, Ann

Yuungnaqpiallerput / The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival

376 pp., 9” x 12”, 320 color and 40 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $45.00 paper, CIP included

September 2007

University of Washington Press

Yup’ik elders examine tools and items of daily-use, explaining how they were made and for what purpose. Just as Western science relies on the testing of hypotheses, Yup’ik science developed its technologies through systematic trial and error, yielding ingenious and effective solutions to life’s challenges. The elders delve beyond the practical aspects of the artifacts to elucidate the ways in which their creation and use are part of Yup’ik cosmology and traditional spiritual values.

LC 2006023547, ISBN 978-0-2959-8669-2

AASL: RG/MS, HS, P

PLA: G, S, RG


979.86

Brown, William E.

History of the Central Brooks Range: Gaunt Beauty, Tenuous Life

230 pp., 7” x 9”, 150 historical photos, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of Alaska Press

William E. Brown provides a fascinating history of early exploration, relying almost exclusively on primary sources. His unique interpretation of these sources reveals the extraordinary ways of survival in a rugged northern land. Supplemented with detailed descriptions by Robert Marshall, History of the Central Brooks Range is further enhanced with beautiful illustrations from early exploration to the creation of the Gates of the Arctic National Park.

LC 2007008865, ISBN 978-1-60223-012-5

AASL: RG/HS,P

PLA: RS


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997

Warner-Lewis, Maureen

Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian

400 pp., 7” x 10”, $40.00 paper

October 2007

University of the West Indies Press

Accessing a variety of primary records on both sides of the Atlantic, Maureen Warner-Lewis meticulously reconstructs a biography of enslaved Archibald Monteith, an Igbo, who was brought to Jamaica around 1802, became active in the Moravian Church and later purchased his freedom just before emancipation. Through the biography of this man she explores the sociology of slavery from 1750 to emancipation. Archival research conducted in Africa brings an important dimension to the work and scholars of Caribbean history, diasporic studies, Atlantic studies and Jamaica will find it of significant interest.

ISBN 978-976-640-197-9

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


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