2011 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


909.097

Hourani, Albert and Malise Ruthven

A History of the Arab Peoples

624 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 32 halftones, 13 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Upon its publication in 1991, Hourani’s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic....Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story up to date...including such events as the Gulf War; civil unrest in Algeria; the change of leadership in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan....The terrorist attacks in the United States, ongoing crisis in Iraq, and renewed violence between Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the need for a balanced and well-informed understanding of the Arab world, and make this insightful history of the Arab peoples more important than ever.

LC 2003269357, ISBN 9780674010178 (c.), ISBN 9780674058194 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


909.825

Lukacs, John (Editor)

Through the History of the Cold War: The Correspondence of George F. Kennan and John Lukacs

288 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

In September 1952, John Lukacs, then a young and unknown historian, wrote George Kennan, the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, asking...what he thought of Lukacs’s own views on Kennan’s widely debated idea of containing rather than militarily confronting the Soviet Union. A month later, to Lukacs’s surprise, he received a personal reply from Kennan. So began an exchange of letters that would continue for more than fifty years. Their letters capture the writing and thinking of two of the country’s most important voices on America’s role and place in world affairs, and provide an insider’s tour of the issues and pivotal events that defined the Cold War.

LC 2010003406, ISBN 9780812242539 (c.)

PLA: S


910

Winningham, Geoff

Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea: The Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico

360 pp., 12” x 9”, 257 color photos, 6 maps, bibliography, index, $45.00 cloth

December 2010

Texas A&M University Press

In 2003, photographer Geoff Winningham saw for the first time both the southern coast of Veracruz, with its volcanoes, rain forests, and steep mountains, and the Texas coast near High Island, where the land seems to stretch endlessly, covered by a sea of salt grass. These two visually striking areas could be the beginning and end points of a photographic study that would also engage the two cultures in which he had lived for twenty years, the U.S. and Mexico. Winningham also considers the role that the Gulf of Mexico played in the discovery and exploration of the New World.

LC 2009023278, ISBN 9781603441612 (c.)

PLA: RG


910.916

Williams, Glyn

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

462 pp., 6” x 9”, 28 color illustrations, 17 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2010

University of California Press

“This one is essential for all libraries...and all serious readers.”—Library Journal. “A fine new book...a comprehensive narrative.”—Wall Street Journal. “Williams uses extensive research into the journals kept, the maps sketched, and newspaper headlines that mark their expeditions to create vivid pictures of these larger-than-life explorers.”—Foreword. “Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor explorations to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.”—Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted). “An excellent new book.”—Washington Post Book World

LC 2009035546, ISBN 9780520266278 (c.)

AASL: O, RS/HS/P

PLA: O


914.110

Starr, William W.

Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster: Traveling through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 26 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2010

The University of South Carolina Press

Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster is a memoir of a twenty-first-century literary pilgrimage to retrace the famous eighteenth-century Scottish journey of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson, two of the most celebrated writers of their day. An accomplished journalist and aficionado of fine literature, William W. Starr enlivens this crisply written travelogue with a playful wit, an enthusiasm for all things Scottish, the boon and burden of American sensibility, and an ardent appreciation for Boswell and Johnson—who make frequent cameos throughout these ramblings. “A delightful book.”—Booklist

LC 2010020165, ISBN 9781570039485 (c.)

PLA: O


914.960

Kostash, Myrna

Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium

337 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2010

The University of Alberta Press

A deep-seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when Myrna Kostash chances upon the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica. A historical, cultural and spiritual odyssey that begins in Edmonton...delivers the author to an unexpected place—the threshold of her childhood church. An epic work of travel memoir, Prodigal Daughter sings with immediacy and depth, rewarding readers with a profound sense of an adventure they have lived. This book will appeal to readers interested in Ukrainian-Canadian culture, the Eastern Church, and medieval history, as well as to fans of Kostash’s bold creative nonfiction.

ISBN 9780888645340 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


917.74

Schumacher, Michael

Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea

264 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 30 b&w illustrations, 1 map, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

Indiana University Press

In 1958, a 623-foot limestone carrier—caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history—broke in two and sank in less than five minutes. This reconstruction of the terrible accident, perilous search, and chilling aftermath will captivate audiences.

LC 2008014242, ISBN 9780253222589 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


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920-929 Biography


920.073

Gates, Henry Louis

Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts

278 pp., 6” x 9”, 58 halftones, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2010

New York University Press

As a nation of immigrants, the American experience is defined by the diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious heritage of its people. Since 2006, scholar and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping African Americans find long-buried details of their ancestries by analyzing their DNA. Global in scope, Faces of America looks outside the Black experience to explore the roots and identities of twelve of America’s most recognizable and extraordinary citizens: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich, Malcolm Gladwell, Eva Longoria, Yo Yo Ma, Mike Nichols, Queen Noor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Meryl Streep, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

LC 2010016968, ISBN 9780814732649 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


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930-939 History of the Ancient World


930

Moorhead, Sam and David Stuttard

AD410: The Year that Shook Rome

184 pp., 5 3/4” x 8 1/4”, 78 color illustrations, index, $24.95 cloth

September 2010

Getty Publications

On a sweltering August night in the year A.D. 410, the unthinkable happened. The Goths swarmed into Rome and sacked the city—not just any city, but the Eternal City, unbreached for eight hundred years. The calamity shook the empire to its core. Brought vividly to life by evocative storytelling, AD410 explores the chain of events that culminated in the collapse of the empire. Interwoven with contemporary histories, letters, and testimonies—many newly translated for the book—this epic tale of imperial folly and court intrigue, honor and duplicity, and heroism and cowardice, paints an illuminating portrait of ordinary individuals grappling with an extraordinary crisis at a defining moment in history.

LC 2009941490, ISBN 9781606060247 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


938

Grafton, Anthony, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis (Editors)

The Classical Tradition

1,088 pp., 8” x 10 1/4”, 165 color illustrations, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

Harvard University Press

A dazzling tour of Classical culture and its cultural legacy through the last 2000 years, from architecture to zoology, from Homer to gladiator movies. Edited and written by leading scholars, it is a guide to the many ways in which understandings (and misunderstandings) of ancient Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science have shaped cultures of the succeeding eras up to the present. Displaying a light touch and a wide range of interest on a variety of subjects from the traditional to the unexpected, this reference work is sure to entertain and enlighten all who are curious about the living heritage of the ancient world.

LC 2010019667, ISBN 9780674035720 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


939.4

Bienkowski, Piotr and Alan Millard (Editors)

Dictionary of the Ancient Near East

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 350 illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

The only single-volume dictionary to embrace the whole of the ancient Near East, this major reference work covers Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and the Arabian peninsula from the earliest times, through the Old Testament period, until the fall of Babylon to the Persians in 539 B.C. From “Achaemenids” to “Ziwiye,” “administration” to “ziggurat,” in 500 concise, cross-referenced, and comprehensively indexed entries, the Dictionary of the Ancient Near East describes and explains the major ideas, institutions, places, peoples, and personalities that shaped the earliest development of Western civilization.

ISBN 9780812235579 (c.), ISBN 9780812221152 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


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940-949 European History


940.414

Humphries, Mark Osborne and John Maker (Editors)

Germany’s Western Front: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War, Volume II: 1915

462 pp., 6” x 9”, b&w photos and maps, index, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This multi-volume series is the first English-language translation of Der Weltkrieg, the German official history of WW I. Originally produced between 1925 and 1944 using classified archival records that were destroyed in the aftermath of WW II, Der Weltkrieg is the untold story of Germany’s experience on the Western front, in the words of its official historians, making it vital to the study of Weimar and Nazi Germany. Although exciting new sources have recently been uncovered in former Soviet archives, this work remains the basis of future scholarship. “Indispensable.”—Choice

ISBN 9781554580514 (c.)

PLA: G


940.53

Tong, Curtis Whitfield

Child of War: A Memoir of World War II Internment in the Philippines

272 pp., 6” x 9”, 11 illustrations, index, $65.00 cloth, $27.00 paper, CIP included

October 2010

University of Hawai’i Press

Hours after attacking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers stormed across the Philippine city of Baguio, where seven-year-old Curt Tong, the son of American missionaries, hid with his classmates in the woods near his school. Three weeks later, Curt, his mother, and two sisters were among the nearly five hundred Americans who surrendered to the Japanese army in Baguio. Child of War is Tong’s touching story of the next three years of his childhood as he endured fear, starvation, sickness, and separation from his father while interned in three different Japanese prison camps on the island of Luzon.

LC 2010032645, ISBN 9780824834647 (c.), ISBN 9780824835392 (p.)

PLA: RS


940.531

Bialowitz, Philip “Fiszel”

(With Joseph Bialowitz)

A Promise at Sobib<0x00F3>r: A Jewish Boy’s Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland

248 pp., 6” x 9”, 32 b&w photos, 2 maps, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2010

The University of Wisconsin Press

Reveals an eyewitness account of the prisoner revolt at a Nazi extermination camp, and the life of a teenaged boy who survived to tell the story. “When a prisoner uprising freed hundreds of Jews from the Nazi death camp at Sobib<0x00F3>r, Poland, in 1943, Bialowitz heard the leader call out, ‘If you survive, bear witness to what happened here! Tell the world about this place!’ In this harrowing first-person account, the author fulfills the promise he made then....First published in Poland in 2008, this matter-of-fact account is chilling, sobering, and memorable.”—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2010014290, ISBN 9780299248000 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


940.54

Sendzikas, Aldona

Lucky 73: USS Pampanito’s Unlikely Rescue of Allied POWs in WWII

208 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 maps, 27 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2010

University Press of Florida

Tells of the dramatic rescue of seventy-three British and Australian POWs from the South China Sea: Captured in 1942, forced to spend fifteen months constructing the Burma-Thai Railroad (later made famous by The Bridge on the River Kwai), then loaded onto floating concentration camps, the prisoners were in the wrong place at the wrong time when the submarine USS Pampanito and her wolf pack attacked. Returning to the coordinates a few days later, the Pampanito was astonished to discover survivors in the water, and rescued as many as they could carry.

LC 2009036026, ISBN 9780813034270 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


940.541

Weaver, Michael E.

Guard Wars: The 28th Infantry Division in World War II

384 pp., 6” x 9”, 17 b&w illustrations, 11 maps, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2010

Indiana University Press

An inventive study of relations between the National Guard and the Regular Army during World War II, Guard Wars follows the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Infantry Division from its peacetime status through training and into combat in Western Europe. The broader story, spanning the years 1939-1945, sheds light on the National Guard, the U.S. Army, and American identities and priorities during the war years. Weaver carefully tracks the division’s difficult transformation into a combat-ready unit and highlights General Omar Bradley’s extraordinary capacity for leadership....Chronicles the nation’s response to the extreme demands of a world war, and the flexibility its leaders and soldiers displayed in the chaos of combat.

LC 2010012447, ISBN 9780253355218 (c.)

PLA: G


944.338

Taflinger, Nicole H.

Season of Suffering: Coming of Age in Occupied France, 1940-1945

168 pp., 6” x 9”, photographs, maps, index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

Washington State University Press

The Nazi invasion forever altered 13-year-old Nicole Braux’s world in 1940. Four years later, following liberation, she found herself deeply in love with an American, a pilot for General Patton. Her memoir draws a poignant, candid rendering of her life as a passionate French adolescent under German occupation—an existence drenched in deprivation and despair, but also marked by miraculous events and unexpected romance.

LC 2010004255, ISBN 9780874223057 (p.)

PLA: G


946

Payne, Stanley G.

Spain: A Unique History

326 pp., 6” x 9”, 3 maps, index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

December 2010

The University of Wisconsin Press

From bloodthirsty conquest to exotic romance, stereotypes of Spain abound. This new volume by distinguished historian Stanley G. Payne draws on his half-century of experience to offer a balanced, broadly chronological survey of Spanish history from the Visigoths to the present. Who were the first “Spaniards”? Is Spain a fully Western country? Was Spanish liberalism a failure? Examining Spain’s unique role in the larger history of Western Europe, Payne reinterprets key aspects of the country’s history. The book’s final chapters focus on the Franco regime, the nature of Spanish fascism, and the special role of the military.

LC 2010015039, ISBN 9780299250249 (p.)

PLA: G


947.74

Zhuk, Sergei I.

Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985

440 pp., 6” x 9”, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

How did rock music and...Western culture come to pervade youth culture in Brezhnev-era Dniepropetrovsk, a Ukrainian city essentially closed to outsiders and heavily policed by the KGB? In Rock and Roll in the Rocket City, Sergei I. Zhuk assesses the impact of Westernization on the city’s youth, examining the degree to which the intake of Western music, movies, and literature ultimately challenged the ideological control maintained by state officials....Weaving together diaries, interviews, oral histories, and KGB and party archival documents, he provides a vivid account of how Soviet cultural repression and unrest during the Brezhnev period laid the groundwork for a resurgent Ukrainian nationalism in the 1980s.

LC 2009047217, ISBN 9780801895500 (c.)

PLA: S


949.742

Fabijancic, Tony

Bosnia: In the Footsteps of Gavrilo Princip

226 pp., 6” x 9”, maps, photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

The University of Alberta Press

Tensions leading to World War I brewed for years, and were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. But who was the assassin? What was his plan? Not many people know the name of Gavrilo Princip. Tony Fabijancic peels back the mystery surrounding Princip, and explores his journey to Sarajevo, his motivations, idealism, and Yugoslavianism. Fabijancic also connects Princip to the new Bosnia that emerged from the ethnic violence of the 1990s. Anyone with an interest in literary travel writing, Balkan nationalism, and international politics will find a wealth of historically important information folded into a remarkable story set in a fascinating land.

LC 2010293980, ISBN 9780888645197 (p.)

PLA: S


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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


950

Masselos, Jim (Editor)

The Great Empires of Asia

240 pp., 10 5/8” x 8 1/2”, 191 color illustrations, 19 b&w photographs, 4 line illustrations, 7 maps, $34.95 cloth

October 2010

University of California Press

Asian empires led the world economically, scientifically and culturally for centuries. How and why did those empires gain such power, and lose it? What legacies did they leave? In this gorgeously illustrated, accessibly written volume, art and history experts survey seven great Asian empires that rose and fell between 800 CE and the mid-20th century, and analyze the Asian imperial enterprise with an emphasis on the cultural and creative. Covering a vast swath of the continent, the book brings to life a thousand years of history, from the Khmer empire in Southeast Asia in the early ninth century to the end of Japan’s Meiji Period in 1945.

LC 2010924329, ISBN 9780520268593 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


950

The American University in Cairo Press

The New Atlas of the Arab World

144 pp., 8 3/4” x 12”, 132 color illustrations and 37 maps, $39.50 cloth, CIP included

December 2010

The American University in Cairo Press

The Arab world, covering a large part of northern Africa and southwestern Asia, comprises the 22 countries of the League of Arab States, from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east, from Syria in the north to Comoros in the south. This new atlas, compiled using information from the latest satellite imagery, contains detailed maps of the entire region, showing physical features, political boundaries, towns, and communication networks. In addition, each of the 22 countries is the subject of an illustrated essay, with notes and the latest statistics on the geography, population, history and politics, and economy of the country.

ISBN 9789774164194 (c.)

AASL: G/MS/HS

PLA: O


951.050

Baum, Richard

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

336 pp., 6” x 9”, 26 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2010

University of Washington Press

“This engaging, readable volume is a refreshing contrast to the tomes most China scholars produce.”—Choice. This audacious and illuminating memoir by Richard Baum, a senior China scholar and sometime policy advisor, reflects on forty years of learning about and interacting with the People’s Republic of China, from the height of Maoism during the author’s UC Berkeley student days in the volatile 1960s through globalization. Anecdotes from Baum’s professional life illustrate the alternately peculiar, frustrating, fascinating, and risky activity of China watching. Baum writes entertainingly, telling his narrative with witty stories about people, places, and eras.

LC 20090353336, ISBN 9780295989976 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


951.050

Karl, Rebecca E.

Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History

216 pp., 6” x 9”, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2010

Duke University Press

Throughout this lively and concise historical account of Mao Zedong’s life and thought, Rebecca E. Karl places the revolutionary leader’s personal experiences, social visions and theory, military strategies, and developmental and foreign policies in a dynamic narrative of the Chinese revolution.

LC 2010005250, ISBN 9780822347804 (c.), ISBN 9780822347958 (p.)

PLA: G


954.910

Jones, Seth G. and C. Christine Fair

Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

209 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w maps, 8 b&w graphs, index, $23.00 paper, CIP included

June 2010

RAND Corporation

Pakistan has undertaken a number of operations against militant groups since 2001. There have been some successes, but such groups as al Qa’ida continue to present a significant threat to Pakistan, the United States, and other countries. Pakistan needs to establish a population-centric counterinsurgency that better protects the local population and addresses grievances. It also needs to abandon militancy as a tool of foreign and domestic policy.

LC 2010015059, ISBN 9780833049766 (p.)

AASL: O/P

PLA: G


955.053

Jervis, Robert

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War

248 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2010

Cornell University Press

The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002.

LC 2009030372, ISBN 9780801447853 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


955.06

Thaler, David E., et al.

Mullahs, Guards, and Bonyads: An Exploration of Iranian Leadership Dynamics

168 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 b&w graph, 1 color graph, $33.00 paper

January 2010

RAND Corporation

The U.S. ability to “read” the Iranian regime and formulate appropriate policies has been weakened by lack of access to the country and by the opacity of decision making in Tehran. To improve understanding of Iran’s political system, the authors describe Iranian strategic culture; investigate Iran’s informal networks, formal government institutions, and personalities; assess the impact of elite behavior on Iranian policy; and summarize key trends.

LC 2009049930, ISBN 9780833047731 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


959.704

Sorley, Lewis (Editor)

The Vietnam War: An Assessment by South Vietnam’s Generals

944 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 8 b&w photos, 8 maps, $60.00 paper, CIP included

December 2010

Texas Tech University Press

Veteran historian Lewis Sorley has gathered, edited, and arranged these seventeen monographs for ease of reference and access, providing valuable biographies of the generals (some including photographs), plus maps and index. Augmented with Sorley’s introduction and epilogue, The Vietnam War brings the South Vietnamese military experience into sharper perspective, at last available for wider use and appreciation.

LC 2010036094, ISBN 9780896726437 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


962.404

Grzyb, Amanda F. (Editor)

The World and Darfur: International Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Western Sudan, Second Edition

348 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

McGill-Queen’s University Press

This updated edition...brings together genocide scholars from a range of disciplines—social history, art history, military history, African studies, media studies, literature, political science, and sociology—to provide a cohesive and nuanced understanding of the international response to the crisis in Western Sudan. Contributing authors, including Eric Reeves, Frank Chalk, Eric Markusen, and Samuel Totten, look at the lessons learned from the United Nations’ failure to intervene during the Rwandan genocide, the representation of Darfur in the mainstream media, atrocity investigations, activist and NGO campaigns, art exhibitions and political rhetoric, and the role of the international community in the discourse of genocide prevention and intervention.

LC 2010277497, ISBN 9780773537293 (p.)

PLA: G


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970-979 North American and United States History


970.004

Shepherd, Jeffrey P.

We Are an Indian Nation: A History of the Hualapai Nation

282 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

The University of Arizona Press

Focuses on the historical construction of the Hualapai Nation in the face of modern American colonialism. Shepherd grounds his account in Haulapai voices and agendas while simultaneously situating their history into the larger tapestry of Native peoples’ confrontations with colonialism and modernity. “This book is wide and sweeping, encompassing the entirety of the Hualapai past. Shepherd illuminates the ways in which the Hualapai have strived to reclaim a distinct Hualapai identity and culture in the face of ongoing Euro-American colonialism. It is an important contribution to Native history.”—Jennifer Nez Denetdale, author of Reclaiming Din<0x00E9> History

LC 2009039073, ISBN 9780816528288 (c.), ISBN 9780816529049 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: RS


971.011

Nicholls, Andrew D.

A Fleeting Empire: Early Stuart Britain and the Merchant Adventurers to Canada

280 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 drawings, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Before the future of North American rule was decided by the battle between British and French forces on the Plains of Abraham, Britain’s emerging imperial interests were represented by ambitious merchants and privateers. A Fleeting Empire examines the lives and exploits of early European adventurers in North America, revealing the murky mix of self-interest, patriotism, and adventure that motivated them. Andrew Nicholls showcases the enterprises of knights and privateers alike, providing a fascinating account of early European colonies, commerce, and military force in North America. A Fleeting Empire forces us to see the early histories of Canada and the United States in a new light.

ISBN 9780773537781 (c.)

PLA: G


971.2

Finkel, Alvin, Sarah Carter and Peter Fortna (Editors)

The West and Beyond: New Perspectives on an Imagined Region

448 pp., 9 3/4” x 6 1/2”, 29 photos and figures, index, $32.95 paper, CIP included

July 2010

Athabasca University Press (AU Press)

The West and Beyond explores the state of Western Canadian history, showcasing the research interests of a new generation of scholars while charting new directions for the future and stimulating further interrogation of our past. This dynamic collection encourages dialogue among generations of historians of the West, and among practitioners of diverse approaches to the past. It also reflects a broad range of disciplinary and professional boundaries, offering new ways to understand the West.

LC 2010497059, ISBN 9781897425800 (p.)

PLA: RG


972.920

Brown, Yvonne Shorter

Dead Woman Pickney: A Memoir of Childhood in Jamaica

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

July 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Chronicles growing up in Jamaica (1943-1965). The author’s struggle to discover the identity of her mother in the face of silence from her father’s brutal family is at the heart of the narrative. The title, Dead Woman Pickney, is Jamaican patois, and its meaning becomes clear. “Pickney” was the name for slave children on sugar plantations, and post-emancipation the term applied to descendants of slaves and slave children fathered by white slavers. A wonderful resource for teachers to use as a starting point to discuss issues of diasporic identities, colonialism, racism, impact of slavery, and Western imperialism around the world.

ISBN 9781554581894 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: S


973

Akers, Monte

The Accidental Historian: Tales of Trash and Treasure

288 pp., 6” x 9”, 30 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

Texas Tech University Press

From Custer’s Last Stand to the shooting of Bonnie and Clyde, The Accidental Historian chronicles one man’s fascination with the past and the different ways he has immersed himself in American history over fifty years. Akers explores incidents, little-known episodes, and fascinating sidelights from some of the most popular events of years gone by.

LC 2010021556, ISBN 9780896727083 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973

Hayes, Derek

Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad

224 pp., 9 1/2” x 12”, 157 color illustrations, 396 maps, $39.95 cloth

October 2010

University of California Press

Nearly 400 railroad maps, most in full color, plus historical photos, brochures, and posters, provide a new perspective on the North American railroad. Hayes delves into the history of the railroad in North America, from its origins in the 1820s to Amtrak and the modern intermodal freights. He also explains how the railroad transformed the economic and social life of a continent. “Another spectacular atlas from accomplished geographer Hayes....[His] latest atlas is a delight.”—Library Journal. “Sumptuously spilling over with period maps, posters, and images as well as impeccable historical data. Steel-wheels heads of all gauges will find it enlightening and entertaining.”—American History

LC 2009943592, ISBN 9780520266162 (c.)

AASL: O, G/MS/P

PLA: O


973.099

Robinson, Peter M.

The Dance of the Comedians: The People, the President, and the Performance of Political Standup Comedy in America

288 pp., 6” x 9”, $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“In this highly entertaining yet politically valuable book, historian Peter M. Robinson traces the evolution of presidential lampoons from Mark Twain to Will Rogers, from Mort Sahl to Jon Stewart.”—Steve Goddard’s History Wire

LC 2009048474, ISBN 9781558497337 (c.), ISBN 9781558497856 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


973.3

Paine, Thomas

(Introduction by Alan Taylor)

Common Sense

112 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, 2 tables, $7.95 paper, CIP included

August 2010

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

“In Common Sense a writer found his moment to change the world,” Alan Taylor writes in his introduction. When Paine’s attack on the British mixed constitution of kings, lords, and commons was published in January 1776, fighting had already erupted between British troops and American Patriots, but many Patriots still balked at seeking independence....Paine’s American readers could conclude that they stood at “the center of a new and coming world of utopian potential.” The John Harvard Library edition follows the text of the expanded edition printed by the shop of Benjamin Towne for W. and T. Bradford of Philadelphia.

LC 2010017364, ISBN 9780674051164 (p.)

AASL: O/MS/HS/P

PLA: G


973.31

Haynes, Sam W.

Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World

392 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 16 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

The University of Virginia Press

“This is one of those rare works that encourages readers to see the past in a wholly new way, to see totally unsuspected connections between developments in art and politics, to appreciate in a new light the role of cultural values and emotions as shaping forces in history. Haynes’s theme—Anglophobia—gives a coherence to an array of topics, such as Indian removal, the Astor Place riot, and the Monroe Doctrine, that are typically treated as disconnected. This era of American history will never look the same again.”—Steven Mintz, Columbia University

LC 2010018010, ISBN 9780813930688 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


973.440

Adams, Abigail and John Adams

(Edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor)

My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams

528 pp., 6 1/8” x 9”, 19 color illustrations, 9 halftones, index, $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Abigail and John’s correspondence—arguably the most important collection of American letters in existence—tells the story of the American Revolution from the inside, from its participants. The letters span the years 1762-1801, covering the monumental topics of revolution, independence, and nation building. But these letters also bring to life the day-to-day realities of the eighteenth century, chronicling births and deaths, epidemics and celebrations, education, religion, travel, agriculture, and all the other myriad aspects of ordinary life. What remains central to all of these letters is the enduring relationship between these two American icons, which is demonstrated in these literate, sensitive, and revealing letters.

LC 2007004380, ISBN 9780674026063 (c.), ISBN 9780674057050 (p.)

PLA: O


973.709

Holzer, Harold, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams (Editors)

The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 56 illustrations, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2010

Fordham University Press

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. At the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the leading scholars of Lincoln and his murder offer in one volume their latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has been previously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln’s murder and deification inspired.

LC 2009054038, ISBN 9780823232260 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.732

Burton, Brian K.

Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles

544 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 28 maps, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

Indiana University Press

The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers...pushed George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond to the James River, where the Union forces reached safety. The Seven Days have been the subject of numerous historical treatments, but none more detailed and engaging than Brian K. Burton’s retelling of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee’s ascent to fame, and almost prompted European recognition of the Confederacy.

ISBN 9780253222770 (p.)

AASL: O/HS/P

PLA: S


973.912

Jacobs, Robert A.

The Dragon’s Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age

176 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“This is an outstanding book....and it is accessible in ways that should make it attractive to general audiences as well as specialists in the field.”—Allen M. Winkler

LC 2009048475, ISBN 9781558497269 (c.), ISBN 9781558497276 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.913

Miller, Kristie

Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies

348 pp., 5 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 22 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University Press of Kansas

An authoritative...biography of the two wives of Woodrow Wilson. Presents a rich and complex portrait of Wilson’s marriages...as well as his relationship with a “dearest friend,” Mary Allen Hulbert Peck. “Miller explores how Woodrow Wilson’s...wives influenced his time in office. His wife Ellen Axson had been “quiet, intellectual, dutiful, and frugal.” After Ellen’s death, Wilson married a “flamboyant, confident, and fashionable” widow, Edith Bolling Galt, who would become infamous for usurping executive power after Wilson was debilitated by a stroke during his second term. This latest installment in the University Press of Kansas’s Modern First Ladies series may alter some readers’ opinions of our nation’s 28th president.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2010026292, ISBN 9780700617371 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.917

Beasley, Maurine H.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady

304 pp., 5 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 25 photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University Press of Kansas

The first book devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt’s tenure in the White House. Provides an insightful account of how she merged her private and public lives to transform the ambiguous role of first lady into an important institution of the American political system. “Innovative and enlightening, Beasley’s unique portrait of this complex and popular, though controversial, first lady provides even Eleanor Roosevelt experts with fresh insights.”—Barbara Perry, author of Jacqueline Kennedy. “This shrewd and succinct biography examines how Eleanor Roosevelt overcame her own insecurities to become America’s most independent first lady and worldwide human rights activist.”—Donald A. Ritchie, author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932

LC 2010026723, ISBN 9780700617272 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.917

O’Farrell, Brigid

She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker

304 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 31 halftones, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

Cornell University Press

Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch and lifelong advocate for workers. She Was One of Us tells for the first time the story of her deep and lasting ties to the American labor movement. Brigid O’Farrell follows Roosevelt—one of the most admired and, in her time, controversial women in the world—from the tenements of New York City to the White House, from local union halls to the convention floor of the AFL-CIO, from coal mines to political rallies to the United Nations.

LC 2010015487, ISBN 9780801448805 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.918

Creadick, Anna G.

Perfectly Average: The Pursuit of Normality in Postwar America

240 pp., 6” x 9”, 35 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“An eye-opening analysis of the pressures for conformity and the energetic resistance to them that shaped postwar America. Beautifully conceived and executed.”—Peter D. Kramer

LC 2010019127, ISBN 9781558498051 (c.), ISBN 9781558498068 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


973.92

King, Martin Luther

(Foreword by Coretta Scott King and Marian Wright Edelman)

The Trumpet of Conscience

96 pp., 5 3/4” x 8 1/2”, $22.00 cloth

October 2010

Beacon Press

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The collection was immediately released as a book under the title Conscience for Change, but after King’s assassination in 1968, it was republished as The Trumpet of Conscience. The collection sums up his lasting creed and is his final testament on racism, poverty, and war. Each oration in this volume encompasses a distinct theme and speaks prophetically to today’s perils, addressing issues of equality, conscience and war, the mobilization of young people, and nonviolence.

LC 2010007881, ISBN 9780807000717 (c.)

PLA: O


973.924

Schmitt, Edward R.

President of the Other America: Robert Kennedy and the Politics of Poverty

352 pp., 6” x 9”, 15 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“A superb study of a key aspect of Robert F. Kennedy’s public life: his deep commitment to alleviating the suffering of the nation’s most poverty-stricken people. Schmitt provides an excellent contextualization of the poverty discourse in America during RFK’s most productive years, from the period when he began serving as President John F. Kennedy’s attorney general through the 1968 California presidential primary campaign....Schmitt’s analysis of Kennedy’s work in support of poor whites in Appalachia, African Americans in urban centers, Latino farm workers, and Native Americans on reservations is a vital contribution to our understanding of class relations during the 1960s.”—Journal of American History

LC 2009044280, ISBN 9781558497306 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


973.931

Graham, John D.

Bush on the Home Front

440 pp., 6” x 9”, 19 tables, index, $75.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

Indiana University Press

Military operations consumed so much attention during his presidency that few people appreciated that George W. Bush was also an activist on the home front. A former White House official analyzes Bush’s successes and setbacks, providing valuable insights into how future presidents can shape U.S. domestic policy while facing continuing partisan polarization.

LC 2009031619, ISBN 9780253354365 (c.), ISBN 9780253222152 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


973.932

Berry, Mary Frances and Josh Gottheimer

Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House

304 pp., 6” x 9”, $24.95 cloth

October 2010

Beacon Press

In Power in Words, distinguished historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry and former presidential speechwriter Josh Gottheimer introduce Obama’s most memorable speeches, from his October 2002 speech against the war in Iraq and his November 2008 election-night victory speech to “A More Perfect Union,” his March 2008 response to the Reverend Wright controversy, and lesser-known but revealing speeches, such as one given in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2006. Compelling and enduring, Power in Words delivers the behind-the-scenes account of Obama’s rhetorical legacy and is a collection to relish for years to come.

LC 2010004085, ISBN 9780807001042 (c.)

AASL: O/MS/HS/P

PLA: G


974.414

Murphy, Kevin D.

Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine

336 pp., 7” x 9 1/2”, 71 b&w illustrations, 12 color plates, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

The extraordinary story of a clergyman-artist-entrepreneur who helped shape the New England frontier.

LC 2010008984, ISBN 9781558497436 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS/P

PLA: S


974.71

Khan, Yasmin Sabina

Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty

240 pp., 5 1/4” x 9”, 24 halftones, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2010

Cornell University Press

Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation’s highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. In Enlightening the World, Yasmin Sabina Khan provides a fascinating account of the design of the statue and the lives of the people who created it, along with the tumultuous events in France and the United States that influenced them. Enlightening the World celebrates both a work of human accomplishment and the vitality of liberty.

LC 2009035711, ISBN 9780801448515 (c.)

AASL: O/MS/HS

PLA: G


975.3

Ruble, Blair A.

Washington’s U Street: A Biography

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

November 2010

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press

This book traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War-era origins to its recent gentrification. Home throughout the years to important scholars, entertainers, and political figures, as well as to historically prominent African American institutions, Washington’s U Street neighborhood is a critical zone of contact between black and white America.... “No one, to my knowledge, has assembled a narrative on black Washington that covered such an expanse. There have been a number of books that have looked at black Washington during a certain era, but they do not attempt the sort of panoptic approach that one finds in Washington’s U Street.”—Jonathan Holloway, Yale University

LC 2010028331, ISBN 9780801898006 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS/P


975.304

Euchner, Charles

Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington

256 pp., 6” x 9”, $26.95 cloth

August 2010

Beacon Press

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—about two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As...Euchner reveals, the importance of the march is more profound and complex than standard treatments of the 1963 March on Washington allow....Nobody Turn Me Around will challenge your understanding of the March on Washington, both in terms of what happened but also regarding what it ultimately set in motion. The result was a day that remains the apex of the civil rights movement.

LC 2009046943, ISBN 9780807000595 (c.)

AASL: O/HS/P


975.404

Thomas, Jerry Bruce

An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972

352 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $75.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

West Virginia University Press

As the long boom of post-World War II economic expansion spread across the globe, dreams of white picket fences, democratic ideals, and endless opportunities flourished within the United States....An Appalachian Reawakening: West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945-1972 recounts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced during the post-World War II period. While documenting this turmoil, this valuable analysis also traces the efforts of the New Frontier and Great Society programs, which stimulated maximum feasible participation and led to the ultimate rise of grass roots activities and organizations that improved life and labor in the region and undermined the notion of Appalachian fatalism.

LC 2010015690, ISBN 9781933202594 (c.), ISBN 9781933202587 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RG


976.705

Brown, Robert L.

Defining Moments: Historic Decisions by Arkansas Governors from McMath through Huckabee

105 pp., 6” x 9”, 26 photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

The University of Arkansas Press

Defining Moments explores how all Arkansas governors since Sid McMath (a group that has produced a president, two U.S. senators, and two presidential contenders) acted in times of crisis. These ten exceptional leaders stand out in Arkansas history and politics for having had their personal and political mettle tested by issues concerning education, the environment, social justice, the conduct of politics, race, and more of the nation’s defining debates.

LC 2010022652, ISBN 9781557289445 (p.)

AASL: O/HS/P

PLA: RS


977.311

Preib, Martin

The Wagon and Other Stories from the City

176 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $20.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

The University of Chicago Press

The Wagon and Other Stories from the City chronicles the outer and inner lives of both a Chicago cop and the city itself. The book follows Preib as he transports body bags, forges an unlikely connection with his female partner, trains a younger officer, and finds himself among people long forgotten—or rendered invisible—by the rest of society....As he encounters the real and imagined geographies of Chicago, the city reveals itself to be not just a backdrop, but a central force in his narrative of life and death. Preib’s accounts, all told in his breathtaking prose, come alive in ways that readers will long remember.

LC 2009036010, ISBN 9780226679808 (c.)

PLA: RG


978.918

Sale, Sara L.

Bess Wallace Truman: Harry’s White House ‘Boss’

166 pp., 5 1/2” x 9 1/4”, 20 photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University Press of Kansas

The first scholarly biography of Harry S. Truman’s wife and “full partner” in the presidency. Bess is revealed in this book as a shrewd political operator who knew how to achieve her own goals without fanfare and who influenced many of her husband’s decisions. “Here is a deft account of how...she quietly replaced the not very quiet Eleanor Roosevelt.”—Robert H. Ferrell, author of Harry Truman: A Life. “Sale shows how Bess Truman remade the office of the first lady to suit her own personality. Readers who also want to know more about postwar politics will not be disappointed.”—Nancy Beck Young, author of Lou Henry Hoover

LC 2010021261, ISBN 9780700617418 (c.)

AASL: G/HS/P

PLA: G


979.5

Cody, Robin

Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest

208 pp., 6” x 9”, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

Oregon State University Press

In this collection of his finest nonfiction writings, Robin Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a reporter to the people and places that make the Northwest, and Northwest literature, distinctive. “The river has a way, in this supple essay collection, of inspiring us to consider unexpected possibilities and new ways of looking at our terrain.”—High Country News. “Ultimately Another Way the River Has is about us, who we are as a people, how we treat the land and each other...Reading Cody...is a homecoming to a place millions of us share.”—The Oregonian

LC 2009053061, ISBN 9780870715839 (p.)

AASL: O/HS/P

PLA: RG


979.5

Hess, Evelyn Searle

To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home

192 pp., 6” x 9”, $18.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

Oregon State University Press

A tale of adventure, inspiration, and living life in concert with nature, To the Woods is the true story of Evelyn Searle Hess, who, in her late fifties, walked away from the world of modern conveniences to build a new life on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range. “Evelyn Hess’s enterprise, it seems to me, is one of Thoreauvian simplicity. She and her husband, at considerable age, with humility and pluck, lived many years in a way that shows us possibilities we haven’t imagined for ourselves.”—John Daniel, author of The Far Corner

LC 2009054358, ISBN 9780870715815 (p.)

AASL: O/MS/HS

PLA: S


979.500

Jonaitis, Aldona and Aaron Glass

The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History

344 pp., 8 1/2” x 11”, 192 illustrations-120 in color, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

University of Washington Press

“In The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History, Jonaitis and Glass trace the permutations of form and perceptions this iconic form of Northwest Coast art has undergone over the last 200-odd years. They weigh questions of authenticity, misinterpretation, appropriation, denigration, and, ultimately, transformation at the hands of contemporary Native artists....The range and depth of this handsomely illustrated book should make it the definitive study of the totem pole...that is, until artists push this living tradition in yet another unforeseen direction.”—The Seattle Times

LC 2009053809, ISBN 9780295989624 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

PLA: S


979.583

Waterston, Ellen

Where the Crooked River Rises: A High Desert Home

144 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, b&w photographs, $18.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

Oregon State University Press

A collection of personal essays that explores one woman’s life in the West and illuminates the people, places, and landscapes of central Oregon’s vast high desert. “Ellen Waterston’s new book is a slug of juniper air, a breath-taking view of a rough-edged land, as bracing and taut as October mornings—part celebration, part elegy, all love and the wisdom that grows from deep roots in basalt rock. Like Wallace Stegner and Ivan Doig, Waterston writes masterfully about what it means—what it really means—to live in the west.”-Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Wild Comfort

LC 2010030273, ISBN 9780870715921 (p.)

PLA: RG


979.800

Barker, James H. and Ann Fienup-Riordan

Yupiit Yuraryarait: Yup’ik Ways of Dancing

270 pp., 10 1/2” x 10”, b&w photographs, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University of Alaska Press

Far more than just a dance, the dynamic choreography of the Yup’ik provides an illuminating window into the morality, social organization, and colonial history of this indigenous people. In Yupiit Yuraryarait, anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan begins with a brief historical overview of the colonization and development of Alaska from the Yup’ik point of view. Then, armed with oral history testimony spanning thirty years, she shows how singing and dancing are interconnected and imbued with meaning in this complex ritual. Yupiit Yuraryarait includes 150 original photographs by James Barker and a DVD of the dancing.

LC 2010009132, ISBN 9781602230828 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS/P

PLA: S

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980.033

Yovanovich, Gordana and Amy Huras (Editors)

Latin American Identities After 1980

348 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $38.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American social and cultural identities with broad regional coverage, and an emphasis on Canadian perspectives, the book focuses on Latin American contact with other cultures and nations. Its sound scholarship combines evidence-based case studies with the Latin American tradition of the essay. This study begins with an interpretation of the new Pax Americana, designed in the 1980s by the North in agreement with the Southern elites. As the agreement ties the hands of national governments and establishes new regional and global strategies, a pan-Latin American identity is emphasized over individual national identities.

ISBN 9781554581832 (p.)

PLA: G


987.064

Corrales, Javier and Michael Penfold

Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Ch<0x00E1>vez and the Political Economy of the Revolution in Venezuela

195 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographical references and index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

December 2010

Brookings Institution Press

A study of the Venezuelan revolution headed by Hugo Ch<0x00E1>vez, first elected president in 1999, with emphasis on how Ch<0x00E1>vez took a frail but still pluralistic democracy and turned it into a semi-authoritarian regime, achieving political transformation at great cost to the country’s institutions, including its oil industry.

LC 2010043335, ISBN 9780815704973 (p.)

PLA: G


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