2012 University Press Books

 

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300-399 Social Sciences


300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures

350-359 Public Administration, Military Science

320-329 Political Science

 

360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology

   

330-339 Economics

 

370-379 Education

   

340-349 Law

 

380-389 Commerce and Transportation

 

   

390-399 Customs and Folklore

   
   

300-319 Sociology, Anthropology, Cultures


303.380

Goidel, Kirby (Editor)

Political Polling in the Digital Age: The Challenge of Measuring and Understanding Public Opinion

160 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 7 graphs, bibliography, index, $55.00 cloth, $22.50 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Louisiana State University Press

The 2008 presidential election was a "perfect storm" for pollsters. A significant portion of the population had exchanged their landlines for cell phones, which made them harder to survey. Additionally, a potential Bradley effect—in which white voters misrepresent their intentions of voting for or against a black candidate—skewed predictions, and aggressive voter registration and mobilization campaigns by Barack Obama combined to challenge conventional understandings about how to measure and report public preferences. In the wake of these significant changes, Political Polling in the Digital Age, edited by Kirby Goidel, offers timely and insightful interpretations of the impact these changes will make on polling.

LC 2010043002, ISBN 9780807138298 (c.), ISBN 9780807137833 (p.)

PLR: S


303.482

Kull, Steven

Feeling Betrayed: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America

275 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $27.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

Brookings Institution Press

Through quotes from focus groups as well as survey data, complemented by data from Gallup polls and the World Values Survey, the book digs below the surface of Muslim anger at America to reveal the underlying narrative of America as oppressing—and at a deeper level, as having betrayed—the Muslim people. It shows how this anger is fed by an "inner clash of civilizations," between Muslims' desire to connect with America and all that it represents, and their fear that America will overwhelm and destroy their traditional Islamic culture.

LC 2010053915, ISBN 9780815705598 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: S


303.483

Farivar, Cyrus

The Internet of Elsewhere: The Emergent Effects of a Wired World

239 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

Rutgers University Press

Through the lens of culture, The Internet of Elsewhere looks at the role of the Internet as a catalyst in transforming communications, politics, and economics. Cyrus Farivar explores the Internet's history and effects in four distinct and, to some, surprising societies-Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. He profiles Web pioneers and surveys the environments in which they each work. Farivar contends that despite California's great success in creating the Internet and spawning companies like Apple and Google, in some areas the United States is still years behind other nations.

LC 2010024091, ISBN 9780813549620 (c.)

PLR: G


303.495

Cohen, Steven P. (Editor)

The Future of Pakistan

311 pp., 6"x 9", index, notes, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This volume evaluates several scenarios for how Pakistan will develop, evolve, and act in the near future, and the geopolitical implications of each. Contributors break down the Pakistan puzzle, addressing critical factors such as the role and impact of radical groups and militants, developments in key regions such as Punjab and the rugged frontier with Afghanistan, and the influence of—and interactions with—India. The book helps us understand the relevant actors and their motivation, the critical issues at hand, the different outcomes they might produce, and what it all means for Pakistanis, Indians, the U.S., and the entire world.

LC 2011036940, ISBN 9780815721802 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


303.62

Gillies, David (Editor)

Elections in Dangerous Places: Democracy and the Paradoxes of Peacebuilding

344 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $95.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

Through a series of frank and incisive case studies of conflicted countries, contributors' chapters challenge the centrality and timing of elections as a key pillar of reconstruction at a war's end. They underline the dangers in rushing elections, compromising principles, and lowering the bar for what constitutes free and fair elections in situations of conflict. The authors also underline the economic cost of elections in uncertain political situations and argue that global taxpayers, who must bear the burden, are justified in questioning the value of ill-timed elections.

LC 2011456575, ISBN 9780773539358 (c.), ISBN 9780773539365 (p.)

PLR: S


303.66

Messinger, Gary S.

The Battle for the Mind: War and Peace in the Era of Mass Communication

312 pp., 6" x 9", index, $80.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

"This is an interesting read, well researched and well written. Messinger...undertakes a historical examination of the role and influence of mass communication during periods of conflict around the globe. He begins in earnest in the mid-1800s but refers to earlier examples. His historical review of communication technology, from signal towers and carrier pigeons to real-time video and the Internet, overlays a rich discussion of how military strategists, politicians, and news media have managed their messages....An informative and worthwhile read....Highly recommended."—Choice

LC 2010045185, ISBN 9781558498525 (c.), ISBN 9781558498532 (p.)

PLR: G


304.209

Zelinsky, Wilbur

Not Yet a Placeless Land: Tracking an Evolving American Geography

376 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 1 map, index, references, $80.00 cloth, $28.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

A distinguished geographer challenges the widespread belief that the American cultural landscape has lost its diversity. "I do not know any other U.S. geographer who could or would undertake writing about the many topics discussed in this volume....There is absolutely no question in my mind but that this book will be cited by scholars in geography, history, sociology, and American studies for many years."—Stanley D. Brunn, coauthor of America's Political Geography

LC 2011010042, ISBN 9781558498709 (c.), ISBN 9781558498716 (p.)

PLR: S


305

Bloom, Mia

Bombshell: Women and Terrorism

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

September 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

Between 1985 and 2008, female suicide bombers committed more than 230 attacks—about a quarter of all such acts. Women have become the ideal stealth weapon for terrorist groups. They are less likely to be suspected or searched and as a result have been used to strike at the heart of coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This alarming tactic has been highly effective, garnering extra media attention and helping to recruit more numbers to the terrorists' cause. Yet, as Mia Bloom explains in Bombshell: Women and Terrorism, female involvement in terrorism is not confined to suicide bombing and not limited to the Middle East.

LC 2011410594, ISBN 9780812243901 (c.)

PLR: S


305.235

Clark-Kazak, Christina R.

Recounting Migration: Political Narratives of Congolese Young People in Uganda

248 pp., 6" x 9", 4 maps, $95.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

Clark-Kazak, a former international aid worker, uses extensive interviews done in Kampala and Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, to present the narratives of ten young people living as refugees. Their accounts reveal both political awareness and individual agency in everyday and extraordinary circumstances. The author shows how refugee youth seek to influence decision-making processes in families, communities, and at policy levels through formal and informal mechanisms, as well as through non-political channels such as education and music. She juxtaposes their interpretations of the situations with the discourse and bureaucracy of aid organizations, showing the sometimes radical differences between these perspectives.

LC 2011500268, ISBN 9780773538818 (c.), ISBN 9780773538825 (p.)

PLR: S


305.409

Sangster, Joan

Through Feminist Eyes: Essays on Canadian Women's History

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

May 2011

Athabasca University Press

Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster. To the original essays, Sangster has added reflective introductory discussions that situate her earlier work in the context of developing theory and debate. Sangster has also supplied an introduction to the collection in which she reflects on the themes and theoretical orientations that have shaped the writing of women's history over the past thirty years.

LC 2010467493, ISBN 9781926836188 (p.)

PLR: RS


305.420

Scott, Joan Wallach

The Fantasy of Feminist History

200 pp., 5" x 8", $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Duke University Press

In The Fantasy of Feminist History, Joan Wallach Scott argues that feminist perspectives on history are enriched by psychoanalytic concepts, particularly fantasy. Tracing the evolution of her thinking about gender over the course of her career, Scott explains how her search for ways to more forcefully insist on gender as mutable rather than fixed or stable led her to psychoanalytic theory, which posits sexual difference as an insoluble dilemma.

LC 2011021965, ISBN 9780822351139 (c.), ISBN 9780822351252 (p.)

PLR: G


305.486

Bucar, Elizabeth M.

Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi'i Women

228 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $39.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Georgetown University Press

A unique and thoughtful book on cross-cultural feminist politics that illustrates the diverse ways in which women within different religious traditions empower themselves.

LC 2010036032, ISBN 9781589017399 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


305.488

Anderson, Kim

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine

210 pp., 6" x 9", $31.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

University of Manitoba Press

In Life Stages and Native Women, Kim Anderson shares the teachings of fourteen elders from the Canadian prairies and Ontario to illustrate how different life stages were experienced by M<0x00E9>tis, Cree, and Anishinaabe girls and women during the mid-twentieth century. These elders relate stories about their own lives, the experiences of girls and women of their communities, and customs related to pregnancy, birth, post-natal care, child care, puberty rites, gender and age-specific work roles, and women's roles in managing death. Through these teachings, we learn how women's evolving responsibilities were integral to the health and well-being of their communities.

ISBN 9780887557262 (p.)

PLR: G


305.550

Young, Vershawn Ashanti with Bridget Harris Tsemo (Editors)

From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances

392 pp., 6" x 9", 5 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

Wayne State University Press

Young and...Tsemo collect a diverse assortment of pieces that examine the generational shift in the perception of the black middle class, from the serious moniker of "bourgeois" to the more playful, sardonic "boojie"....The journey from bourgeois to boojie embraces the long journey of African Americans from the cotton field and the assembly line to the corporate conference table and the White House. This insightful and diverse volume will be relevant to scholars of performance studies, African American studies, American literature, performative writing, and sociology, as well as creative writers and those interested in contemporary political discourse on race.

LC 2010033585, ISBN 9780814334683 (p.)

PLR: S


305.8

Tattersall, Ian and Rob DeSalle

Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth

256 pp., 6" x 9", photo, 9 line art, 6 tables, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Texas A&M University Press

In this intriguing and highly accessible book, physical anthropologist Ian Tattersall and geneticist Rob DeSalle, both senior scholars from the American Museum of Natural History, explain what human races actually are—and are not—and place them within the wider perspective of natural diversity. They explain that the relative isolation of local populations of the newly evolved human species during the last Ice Age...has now begun to reverse itself, as differentiated human populations come back into contact and interbreed....The overarching message of Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth is that scientifically speaking, there is nothing special about racial variation within the human species.

LC 2011007989, ISBN 9781603444255 (c.)

PLR: G


305.800

Lipsitz, George

How Racism Takes Place

320 pp., 6" x 9", $76.50 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Temple University Press

Lipsitz contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines. That is, these practices assign people of different races to different spaces and therefore allow grossly unequal access to education, employment, transportation, and shelter. Revealing how seemingly race-neutral urban sites contain hidden racial assumptions and imperatives, Lipsitz examines the ways in which urban space and social experience are racialized and emphasizes that aggrieved communities do not passively acquiesce to racism. He recognizes the people and communities that have reimagined segregated spaces in expressive culture as places for congregation.

LC 2010045079, ISBN 9781439902554 (c.), ISBN 9781439902561 (p.)

PLR: G


305.892

Abraham, Nabeel, Sally Howell, and Andrew Shryock (Editors)

Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade

424 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Wayne State University Press

Contributors explore the trauma, unexpected political gains, and moral ambiguities faced by Arab Detroiters in post-9/11 America.

LC 2011016273, ISBN 9780814335000 (p.)

PLR: G


305.892

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck

Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America

130 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

Baylor University Press

Countless generations of Arabs and Muslims have called the United States "home." Yet while diversity and pluralism continue to define contemporary America, many Muslims are viewed by their neighbors as painful reminders of conflict and violence. In this concise volume, renowned historian Yvonne Haddad argues that American Muslim identity is as uniquely American as it is for any other race, nationality, or religion....[I]n remarkable, succinct fashion, Haddad prods readers to ask what it means to be truly American and paves the way forward for not only increased understanding but for forming a Muslim message that is capable of uplifting American society.

LC 2011022342, ISBN 9781602584068 (c.)

PLR: G


305.894

Wiget, Andrew and Olga Balalaeva

Khanty, People of the Taiga: Surviving the 20th Century

398 pp., 6" x 9", 100 b&w illustrations, maps, $39.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

University of Alaska Press

Drawing on nearly twenty years of fieldwork, as well as ethnohistory, politics, and economics, this volume takes a close look at changes in the lives of the indigenous Siberian Khanty people and draws crucial connections between those changes and the social, cultural, and political transformation that swept Russia during the transition to democracy. Delving deeply into the history of the Khanty—who were almost completely isolated prior to the Russian revolution—the authors show how the customs, traditions, and knowledge of indigenous people interact with and are threatened by events in the larger world.

LC 2010033144, ISBN 9781602231245 (p.)

PLR: S


305.896

Galarza, Ernesto

Barrio Boy: 40th Anniversary Edition

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

February 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza's classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Barrio Boy, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to reissue this best-selling book with a new text design and cover, as well an introduction—by Ilan Stavans, the distinguished cultural critic and editor of the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature—which places Ernesto Galarza and Barrio Boy in historical context.

LC 2010031797, ISBN 9780268029791 (p.)

PLR: G


305.899

O'Brien, Thomas A.

Gwich'in Athabascan Implements: History, Manufacture, and Usage According to Reverend David Salmon

168 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 73 halftones, 43 line drawings, $45.00 paper, CIP included

November 2011

University of Alaska Press

The most detailed and well-illustrated study of material culture for any northern Athabascan language group to date, Gwich'in Athabascan Implements reproduces pre- and early post-contact tools that are historically important to the Athabascan people. A long-term collaboration between anthropologist Thomas O'Brien and Athabascan elder David Salmon, this volume provides more than forty one-to-one sketches of a wide variety of implements, many of which are no longer commonly found in use.

LC 2011008535, ISBN 9781602231443 (p.)

PLR: S


306.209

May, William F.

Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics

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

July 2011

Georgetown University Press

William F. May provides a thoughtful examination of America's religious and political history and points the way toward an ethical transformation for the common good.

LC 2010040836, ISBN 9781589017658 (c.)

PLR: G


306.362

King, Wilma

Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

Second Edition

544 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, $70.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Indiana University Press

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship on slavery that has emerged in the 15 years since the first edition. While the structure of the book remains the same, Wilma King has expanded its scope to include the international dimension with a new chapter on the transatlantic trade in African children, and the book's geographic boundaries now embrace slave-born children in the North.

LC 2010043634, ISBN 9780253355621 (c.), ISBN 9780253222640 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: G


306.362

Said, Omar Ibn

(Translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes)

A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said

216 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

In A Muslim American Slave, scholar and translator Ala Alryyes offers both a definitive translation and an authoritative edition of this singularly important work, lending new insights into the early history of Islam in America and exploring the multiple, shifting interpretations of Ibn Said's narrative by the nineteenth-century missionaries, ethnographers, and intellectuals who championed it.

LC 2010044625, ISBN 9780299249540 (p.)

AASL: G/P


306.708

Pierce, Jennifer Burek

What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America

256 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illustrations, index, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

This book traces the emergence and marketing of sex education texts, from a single tract, written by a medical researcher in 1901 and given free to anyone, to a thriving commercial enterprise. It tells the story of how sex education moved from private conversation to purchased text in early twentieth-century America. "Any collection strong in adolescent social issues and the history of sex education will find this a fine study."—Midwest Book Review

LC 2011012390, ISBN 9781558498914 (c.), ISBN 9781558498921 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


306.766

Bronski, Michael

A Queer History of the United States

312 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Beacon Press

Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative, A Queer History of the United States is more than a "who's who" of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history.

LC 2010050225, ISBN 9780807044391 (c.), ISBN 9780807044650 (p.)

AASL: G, G/HS

PLA G


306.766

Hames-Garc<0x00ED>a, Michael and Ernesto Javier Mart<0x00ED>nez (Editors)

Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader

376 pp., 6" x 9", 7 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Duke University Press

The authors of the essays in this unique collection explore the lives and cultural contributions of gay Latino men in the United States, while also analyzing the political and theoretical stakes of gay Latino studies.

LC 2010044958, ISBN 9780822349372 (c.), ISBN 9780822349556 (p.)

PLR: S


306.85

Sev'er, Aysan and Jan E. Trost (Editors)

Skeletons in the Closet: A Sociological Analysis of Family Conflicts

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

January 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

The book explores areas most prone to grip family members in an unresolved interpersonal strife, the strategies individuals use to solve the issues with or without success, and the shame and isolation that conflict brings in societies that normatively expect family life to be one of joy, mutual sharing, and caring. In this book, and in line with feminist research methodologies, the hierarchical distance between researcher and the researched is broken down. All authors are academics, and they are all closely related to the families they write about.

LC 20109051769, ISBN 9781554582655 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


306.874

Hartmann, Christine W.

So Far Away: A Daughter's Memoir of Life, Loss, and Love

224 pp., 6" x 9", 14 b&w photographs, $49.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Vanderbilt University Press

This is a tale of two very different end-of-life journeys and the daughter who survived them. Two decades in advance, Irmgard Hartmann chose the date on which to end her life. And her next step was to tell her daughter all about it. For twenty years, Irmgard maintained an unwavering goal, to commit suicide at age seventy. Meanwhile, Christine fought desperately against the decision. Christine's father, as it turned out, prepared too slowly for old age. Before he had made any decision, fate disabled him through a series of strokes.

LC 2011003062, ISBN 9780826517951 (c.), ISBN 9780826517968 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


307.120

Seltzer, Ethan and Armando Carbonell (Editors)

Regional Planning in America: Practice and Prospect

296 pp., 7" x 10", 46 illustrations, $35.00 paper, CIP included

April 2011

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

This book seeks to assist a new generation of practitioners in understanding the roots, underpinnings, and applications of regional planning in America today, and the prospects for its future practice. Contributors suggest that 21st century planners need to understand local issues in a regional and global context. They must be adept at defining planning regions based on functional planning problems; capable of reaching across boundaries to assess and act on common cause; and able to navigate the currents of power to create relationships and institutions needed to implement plans.

LC 2011003403, ISBN 9781558442153 (p.)

AASL: G/P


307.260

Brown, Dona

Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America

296 pp., 6" x 9", 21 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

For many, "going back to the land" brings to mind the 1960s and 1970s—hippie communes and the Summer of Love, The Whole Earth Catalog and Mother Earth News. More recently, the movement has reemerged in a new enthusiasm for locally produced food and more sustainable energy paths. But these latest back-to-the-landers are part of a much larger story. Americans have been dreaming of returning to the land ever since they started to leave it. In Back to the Land, Dona Brown explores the history of this recurring impulse.

LC 2010038899, ISBN 9780299250744 (p.)

AASL: G/P


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320-329 Political Science


320.014

Mann, Robert, and David D. Perlmutter (Editors)

Political Communication: The Manship School Guide

Revised and Expanded Edition

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 3 graphs, index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Louisiana State University Press

A new era of political power has arrived, one in which the social media forces of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter indisputably play a larger role in the political process. In this revised and expanded edition of Political Communication: The Manship School Guide, edited by Robert Mann and David D. Perlmutter, contributors discuss technological changes in the context of studies and techniques that remain unchallenged, resulting in a truly comprehensive manual of the world of political communication.

LC 2010054163, ISBN 9780807137895 (p.)

PLR: G


322.109

Gaustad, Edwin S.

Faith of the Founders: Religion and the New Nation, 1776-1826

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

September 2011

Baylor University Press

...[R]evered historian Edwin Gaustad provides a careful consideration of the developing relationship between religion and the state after the American Revolution. With concise focus on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams, Gaustad identifies seven varying—sometimes contrary—perspectives on religion that guided the nation's founders. [This book] masterfully shows how these figures possessed an intuitive understanding of religion that helped nourish a young country....[W]ith a new foreword by Randall Balmer, this brief but insightful book offers a look into the founding fathers' genius—and points to a way forward through the ideological boundaries that threaten to upend the daily doings of American government today.

LC 2004020738, ISBN 9781932792096 (p.)

PLR: G


323.042

Winograd, Morley and Michael D. Hais

Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America

327 pp., 6" x 9", 2 illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Rutgers University Press

In their 2008 book, Millennial Makeover, Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais made a prescient argument that the Millennial Generation (born 1982-2003) would change American politics for good. Later that year, a huge surge of participation from young voters helped to launch Barack Obama into the White House. Now, in Millennial Momentum, Winograd and Hais investigate how the beliefs and practices of the Millennials are transforming other areas of American culture. The Millennials' cooperative ethic and can-do spirit have only just begun to make their mark, and are likely to continue to reshape American values for decades to come.

LC 2011001049, ISBN 9780813551500 (c.)

PLR: G


323.092

Jackson, Richie Jean Sherrod

The House by the Side of the Road: The Selma Civil Rights Movement

176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 15 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

The University of Alabama Press

During the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set up informal headquarters at the home of Dr. Sullivan Jackson; his wife, Richie Jean; and their young daughter, Jawana. This book is a firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes activity of King and his lieutenants—a mixture of stress, tension, dedication, and the personal interaction at the movement's heart.

LC 2010031632, ISBN 9780817316945 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: RG


323.092

King, Jr., Martin Luther

(Photographs by Bob Adelman, Introduction by Charles Johnson)

MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image

64 pp., 8" x 6", 29 illustrations, $15.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

Beacon Press

MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image is an unprecedented collection of black-and-white photographs combined with stirring quotations by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Threaded together, these words and images chronicle how Dr. King was not only a driving force for change, but also a continually evolving individual. A collection to savor and celebrate, these great photographs are an enduring testament to the life and legacy of an international icon.

LC 2011000711, ISBN 9780807003169 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


323.119

Rader, Dean

Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI

297 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 147 color and b&w illustrations, $60.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

University of Texas Press

Profusely illustrated with more than one hundred images, this is the first book that focuses on how Native Americans have used artistic expression to both engage with and resist Anglo culture while asserting deeply held ethical values.

LC 2010047370, ISBN 9780292723993 (c.), ISBN 9780292726963 (p.)

PLR: O


323.3

Fleischer, Doris Zames and Frieda Zames

The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation

360 pp., 7" x 10", $85.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

Temple University Press

Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames expand their encyclopedic history of the struggle for disability rights in the United States, to include the past ten years of disability rights activism. The authors provide a probing analysis of such topics as deinstitutionalization, housing, health care, assisted suicide, employment, education, new technologies, disabled veterans, and disability culture. Based on interviews with over one hundred activists, The Disability Rights Movement tells a complex and compelling story of an ongoing movement that seeks to create an equitable and diverse society, inclusive of people with disabilities.

LC 2011009199, ISBN 9781439907436 (c.), ISBN 9781439907443 (p.)

PLR: S


324.209

Gordly, Avel Louise with Patricia A. Schechter

Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader

176 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, bibliography, index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Oregon State University Press

Remembering the Power of Words recounts the personal and professional journey of Avel Gordly, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Senate. In a brave and honest telling, Gordly shares the challenges she faced growing up Black in Portland in the 1950s and 1960s, her determination to attend college, the dedication to activism that took her from Portland to Africa, and her decision to run for a seat in the state legislature. Remembering the Power of Words contributes "broader narratives touching on Black history and the politics associated with being an African American woman."—Melody Rose, series editor

LC 2010049231, ISBN 9780870716041 (p.)

PLR: RG


324.241

Bullock, Ian

Romancing the Revolution: The Myth of Soviet Democracy and the British Left

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

October 2011

Athabasca University Press

Over two decades have passed since the collapse of the USSR, yet the words "Soviet Union" still carry significant weight in the collective memory of millions. But how often do we consider the true meaning of the term "Soviet"? Drawing extensively on left-wing press archives, Romancing the Revolution traces the reactions of the British Left to the idealized concept of Soviet democracy.

LC 2011507534, ISBN 9781926836126 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


324.623

Ross-Nazzal, Jennifer M.

Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe

272 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Washington Press

This is the first full account of suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe, the powerhouse behind the successful woman suffrage campaign in Washington State. This book also demonstrates the importance of the West in the national suffrage movement, reveals the central role played by the National Council of Women Voters in passing the Nineteenth Amendment, and tells a larger story of dissension and discord within the suffrage movement. "The book provides vivid glimpses of America in its passage from the 19th into the 20th century....We could use more voices like DeVoe's nowadays."—Crosscut

LC 2010043124, ISBN 9780295990866 (p.)

PLR: G


324.708

McIlwain, Charlton D. and Stephen M. Caliendo

Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

272 pp., 6" x 9", $74.50 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Temple University Press

Charlton McIlwain and Stephen Caliendo use various analysis methods to examine candidates who play the race card in political advertisements. They offer a compelling analysis of the construction of verbal and visual racial appeals and how the news media covers campaigns involving candidates of color. Combining rigorous analyses with in-depth case studies—including an examination of race-based appeals in the historic 2008 presidential election—Race Appeal is a groundbreaking work that represents the most extensive and thorough treatment of race-based appeals in American political campaigns to date.

LC 2010028444, ISBN 9781439902752 (c.), ISBN 9781439902769 (p.)

PLR: O


324.973

Nelson, Candice J.

Grant Park: The Democratization of Presidential Elections, 1968<0x2013>2008

149 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This book takes a look at American presidential elections from 1968 to 2008—a period of great change in American society in general—and explains how changes in technology, finance laws, party rules, political institutions, and the electorate itself have affected the selection process and might again in the upcoming election.

LC 2011036942, ISBN 9780815721840 (p.)

PLR: G


327.100

Davis, Paul K. (Editor)

Dilemmas of Intervention: Social Science for Stabilization and Reconstruction

382 pp., 6" x 9", 34 color charts, $47.50 paper, CIP included

October 2011

RAND Corporation

Governments intervening in post-conflict states find themselves beset with numerous challenges and profound dilemmas: It is often unclear how best to proceed because measures that may improve conditions in one respect may undermine them in another. This volume reviews and integrates the scholarly social-science literature relevant to stabilization and reconstruction, with the goal of informing strategic planning at the whole-of-government level.

LC 2011036807, ISBN 9780833052490 (p.)

PLR: S


327.124

Dover, Robert and Michael S. Goodman (Editors)

Learning from the Secret Past: Cases in British Intelligence History

336 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Georgetown University Press

Ten cases from British intelligence history illuminate important lessons that today's intelligence officers and policymakers—in Britain and elsewhere—should heed. Scholars and professionals worldwide who specialize in intelligence, defense and security studies, and international relations will find this book to be extremely valuable.

LC 2010051651, ISBN 9781589017702 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: S


327.430

Fischer, Klaus P.

Hitler and America

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

May 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Hitler and America, historian Klaus P. Fischer seeks to understand more deeply how Hitler viewed America....He reveals Hitler's split-minded image of America: America and Amerika. Hitler would loudly call the United States a feeble country while at the same time referring to it as an industrial colossus worthy of imitation....America was a place that Hitler admired—for the can-do spirit of the American people, which he attributed to their Nordic blood—and envied—for its enormous territorial size, abundant resources, and political power. Amerika, however, was to Hitler a mongrel nation, grown too rich too soon and governed by a capitalist elite with strong ties to the Jews.

LC 2011011167, ISBN 9780812243383 (c.)

PLR: S

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330-339 Economics


330.019

Graham, Carol

The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being

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

June 2011

Brookings Institution Press

The book explores what we know about the determinants of happiness, across and within countries at different stages of development. It takes a look at what we can do with that new knowledge, raising the challenges posed by the use of these measures as comparative indicators. Foremost among these are the extent to which people can adapt to adversity and still report to be happy (the "happy peasant and frustrated achiever" problem) and the need for clarity on the definition of happiness. This book presents the promise and the potential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking.

LC 2011020418, ISBN 9780815721277 (c.)

PLR: S


330.122

Frank, Robert H.

The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good

256 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 1 table, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

Princeton University Press

"Important."—The New York Times. "[I]mpressive, original and thoughtful."—Financial Times. "[P]rovocative....Frank is an economist for the rest of us."—Reuters. "I've been reading Robert Frank's books for years, and he just gets better and better. I strongly recommend The Darwin Economy: it's clear, persuasive, and cleverly entertaining, and it provides a new and original insight about a central issue in economics. Read and enjoy."—Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Laureate in Economics

LC 2011017346, ISBN 9780691153193 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G, O


330.917

Kennedy, Christopher

The Evolution of Great World Cities: Urban Wealth and Economic Growth

242 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

University of Toronto Press

What are the key factors distinguishing those cities that become wealthy from those that don't? Christopher Kennedy illuminates how geography, technology, and especially the infrastructure of urban economies, allow cities to develop and thrive in The Evolution of Great World Cities. This book unfolds through the tales of several urban centres—including Venice, Amsterdam, London, and New York City—at key junctures in their histories, and offers an accessible introduction to urban economies that "will change the way you think about cities".

LC 2011410881, ISBN 9781442642737 (c.), ISBN 9781442611528 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G


331.011

King, Jr., Martin Luther

(Edited and introduced by Michael K. Honey)

"All Labor Has Dignity"

264 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $26.95 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

January 2011

Beacon Press

Covering all the civil rights movement highlights—Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis—award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of these speeches will be new to most readers. The collection begins with King's lectures to unions in the 1960s and includes his addresses during his Poor People's Campaign, culminating with his momentous "Mountaintop" speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis. Unprecedented and timely, "All Labor Has Dignity" will more fully restore our understanding of King's lasting vision of economic justice, bringing his demand for equality right into the present.

LC 2010033721, ISBN 9780807086001 (c.), ISBN 9780807086025 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


331.109

Osterman, Paul and Beth Shulman

Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone

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

September 2011

Russell Sage Foundation

Low-wage employment occupies a significant share of the American labor market, but most of these jobs offer little and lead nowhere. Good Jobs America reappraises what we know about job quality and low-wage employment and makes a powerful argument for our obligation to help the most vulnerable workers. A core principle of U.S. society is that good jobs be made accessible to all. This book proposes that such a goal is possible if we are committed to realizing it.

LC 2011022369, ISBN 9780871546630 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: S


331.25

Wolff, Edward N.

The Transformation of the American Pension System: Was It Beneficial for Workers?

333 pp., 6" x 9", $40.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

December 2011

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Wolff explores whether the switch to defined contribution retirement plans (e.g., 401(k) plans) from traditional defined benefit plans was beneficial for workers.

LC 2011041271, ISBN 9780880993807 (c.), ISBN 9780880993791 (p.)

PLR: S


331.481

Romero, Mary

The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream

288 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

New York University Press

In The Maid's Daughter...Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia's challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia's story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor.

LC 2011005653, ISBN 9780814776421 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


332.4

Brands, H.W.

Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization as We Know It

147 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $25.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

University of Texas Press

With fascinating stories of money men, from Alexander Hamilton to Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, and deft explanations of the ins and outs of monetary policy, Greenback Planet clarifies why the dollar rules the world—and why that should frighten us all.

LC 2011011982, ISBN 9780292723412 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G, O


332.6

Risso-Gill, Christopher

There's Always Something to Do: The Peter Cundill Investment Approach

248 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

In the context of recent financial upheavals and ongoing uncertainty, Peter Cundill's wise and frequently funny reflections are more important than ever. In a seamlessly assembled narrative drawn from interviews, speeches, and exclusive access to the daily journal Cundill kept for forty-five years, Christopher Risso-Gill outlines Cundill's investment approach and provides accounts of his investments and the analytical process that led to their selection. A book for everyday investors as much as professional investors, this book offers a compelling perspective on global financial markets and on how we can avoid their worst pitfalls and grow our hard-earned capital.

ISBN 9780773538634 (p.)

PLR: G


333.72

Fate, Tom Montgomery

Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

June 2011

Beacon Press

In his exploration of how we are to live "a more deliberate life" amid a high-tech, material world, Fate invites readers into an interrogation of their own lives, and into a new kind of vision: the possibility of enough in a culture of more.

LC 2010049876, ISBN 9780807000960 (c.), ISBN 9780807000984 (p.)

PLR: G


333.76

Aalen, F.H.A., Kevin Whalen, and Matthew Stout (Editors)

Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape

Second Edition

416 pp., 9" x 11 3/4", 800 illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2011

University of Toronto Press

The second edition of Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape is a magnificently illustrated, beautifully written, and thoroughly updated introduction to the hidden riches of the Irish landscape. The Atlas combines superbly chosen illustrations and cartography with a text amenable to a general reader. Hundreds of maps, diagrams, photographs, and paintings present accessible information suitable for any school, college, or home. "Anyone interested in Ireland, especially the Irish countryside, will find this attractive volume anything from engaging to indispensable."—The Globe and Mail

LC 2012586578, ISBN 9781442642911 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G, O


333.910

Barnett, Cynthia

Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis

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

September 2011

Beacon Press

Blue Revolution exposes the truth about the water crisis—driven not as much by lawn sprinklers as by a tradition that has encouraged everyone, from homeowners to farmers to utilities, to tap more and more....Award-winning journalist...Barnett argues that the best solution is also the simplest and least expensive: a water ethic for America. Just as the green movement helped build awareness about energy and sustainability, a blue movement will reconnect Americans to their water, helping us value and conserve our most life-giving resource. Avoiding past mistakes, living within our water means, and turning to "local water" as we do local foods are all part of this new, blue revolution.

LC 2011012334, ISBN 9780807003176 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


333.910

Chellaney, Brahma

Water: Asia's New Battleground

400 pp., 6" x 9", 25 figures, 11 tables, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Georgetown University Press

Water: Asia's New Battleground is a pioneering study of Asia's murky water politics and the relationships between freshwater, peace, and security. In this unique and highly readable book, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a larger picture of water across Asia, highlights the security implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes real strategies to avoid conflict and more equitably share Asia's water resources.

LC 2011003841, ISBN 9781589017719 (c.)

PLR: S


333.951

Naskrecki, Piotr

Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine

384 pp., 9 1/4" x 9 1/4", 414 color plates, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

The University of Chicago Press

World-renowned zoologist and photographer, Piotr Naskrecki leads readers on an unbelievable journey through the lingering traces of the prehistoric world and presents these relics (creatures or habitats that, while acted upon by evolution, remains remarkably similar to its earliest manifestations in the fossil record) with breathtaking images and first-person accounts.

LC 2011004413, ISBN 9780226568706 (c.)

AASL: O/MS, HS

PLR: O


333.958

Doughty, Robin W. and Virginia Carmichael

The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas

336 pp., 6" x 9", 13 color and 15 b&w photographs, 4 maps, 2 charts, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of Texas Press

Breeding on remote ocean islands and spending much of its life foraging for food across vast stretches of seemingly empty seas, the albatross remains a legend for most people. And yet, humans are threatening the albatross family to such an extent that it is currently the most threatened bird group in the world. In this extensively researched, highly readable book, Robin W. Doughty and Virginia Carmichael tell the story of a potentially catastrophic extinction that has been interrupted by an unlikely alliance of governments, conservation groups, and fishermen.

LC 2011021620, ISBN 9780292726826 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S, RG


335.430

Whyte, Bert

(Edited and with an introduction by Larry Hannant)

Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist

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

April 2011

Athabasca University Press

Active for over forty years with the Communist Party of Canada, Bert Whyte was a journalist, an underground party organizer and soldier during World War II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and Moscow. But any notion of him as a Communist party hack would be mistaken. Whyte never let leftist ideology get in the way of a great yarn. In Champagne and Meatballs—a memoir written not long before his death in Moscow in 1984—we meet a cigar-smoking rogue who was at least as happy at a pool hall as at a political meeting.

LC 2010674361, ISBN 9781926836089 (p.)

PLR: G


336.201

Brunori, David

State Tax Policy: A Political Perspective

Third Edition

168 pp., 8 9/10" x 5 4/5", $26.50 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The Urban Institute Press

State tax systems are in trouble. Outdated revenue collecting methods are straining to deal with 21st century economies. Globalization and e-commerce are changing the way people work and purchase goods; devolution has steadily shifted responsibility from the federal government to the states; tax incentives have become the weapon of choice in the battle to attract business investment. All of this has made creating tax policy more challenging than ever before. In this updated third edition, David Brunori analyzes these and other challenges facing state governments. He identifies the issues and examines solutions in formulating and implementing state tax policy.

LC 2011021579, ISBN 9780877667728 (p.)

PLR: G


336.73

Joyce, Philip G.

The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking

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

April 2011

Georgetown University Press

The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking draws on interviews with high-level participants in the budget debates of the last 35 years to tell the story of the CBO. A combination of political history, economic history, and organizational development, The Congressional Budget Office offers an important, first book-length history of this influential agency.

LC 2010037040, ISBN 9781589017573 (p.)

PLR: G


338.040

Skolnik, Sam

High Stakes: The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction

256 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

Beacon Press

With a singular blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling addiction, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik provides an in-depth exploration of the consequences of this national phenomenon. The result is High Stakes, an unflinching look at the explosive growth of legalized gambling in our country, the concurrent rise of addicted gamblers, and what it all means.

LC 2010050222, ISBN 9780807006290 (c.)

PLR: O, G


338.973

Bartik, Timothy J.

Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development

417 pp., 6" x 9", $45.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

January 2011

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Quality early childhood programs pay big economic dividends down the road because they increase the skills of their participants. And since many of those participants will remain in the same state or local area as adults, the local economy benefits: more persons with better skills attract business, which provides more and better jobs for the local economy. Bartik shows that early childhood programs and the best-designed business incentives can provide local benefits that significantly exceed costs. Given this, states and municipalities would do well to adopt economic development strategies that balance high-quality business incentives with early childhood programs.

LC 2010049422, ISBN 9780880993739 (c.), ISBN 9780880993722 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


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340-349 Law


341.420

Griffiths, Franklyn, Rob Huebert, and P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship

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

November 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

"What a wonderful <0x2018>debate' amongst three of Canada's leading Arctic specialists. The authors present a thorough and engaging examination of the history and unfolding national and international political and strategic reality of importance to Canada in the Arctic. On display is the divide between the perspective that the Arctic states...are operating within a recognizable political and legal framework...and the perspective that the evident orderliness is only one of expedience masking that the Arctic may well become a region of significant political and strategic discord in the future."—Ted L. McDorman

LC 20119048760, ISBN 9781554583386 (p.)

PLR: RS


342.730

Hudson, Jr., David L.

Let the Students Speak!: A History of the Fight For Free Expression in American Schools

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $17.00 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Beacon Press

Let the Students Speak! details the rich history and growth of the First Amendment in public schools, from the early nineteenth-century's failed student free-expression claims to the development of protection for students by the U.S. Supreme Court. David Hudson brings this history vividly alive by drawing from interviews with key student litigants in famous cases, including...Joe Frederick of the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, Morse v. Frederick. He goes on to discuss the raging free-speech controversies in public schools today, including dress codes...cyberbullying, and the regulation of any violent-themed expression in a post-Columbine and Virginia Tech environment. This book should be required reading for students, teachers, and school administrators alike.

LC 2010050227, ISBN 9780807044544 (p.)

PLR: G


342.730

Johnson, Kevin R. and Bernard Trujillo

Immigration Law and the U.S.<0x2013>Mexico Border: <0x00BF>S<0x00ED> se puede?

208 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 15 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

The University of Arizona Press

An introductory analysis of U.S. immigration law, covering history, policy, enforcement, and activism. The authors explain US immigration law and policy in its many aspects—including the migration of labor, the place of state and local regulation over immigration, and the contributions of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. economy. The authors conclude by outlining possibilities for the future, sketching a possible movement to promote social justice. Great for use by students of immigration law, border studies, and Latino studies, this book will also be of interest to anyone wondering about the general state of immigration law as it pertains to our most troublesome border.

LC 2011024944, ISBN 9780816527809 (p.)

PLR: G


342.730

Rosen, Jeffrey and Benjamin Wittes (Editors)

Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change

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

December 2011

Brookings Institution Press

Experts in technology, law, and ethics explore some of the most urgent constitutional questions of the near future. Will privacy become obsolete, for example, in a world where ubiquitous surveillance is becoming the norm? How will advanced brain-scan technology affect the constitutional right against self-incrimination? Should we be allowed to patent new forms of life that seem virtually human? They discuss these challenges to constitutional values posed by sweeping technological changes—social networks, brain scans, and genetic selection—and imagine how to translate and preserve constitutional and legal values in the age of Facebook and Google.

LC 2011040988, ISBN 9780815722120 (c.)

PLR: O


342.730

Wexler, Jay

The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions

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

November 2011

Beacon Press

Boston University law professor Jay Wexler leads us on a tour of the lesser-known clauses of the Constitution, the clauses that, like the yeti crab or platypus, rarely draw the big audiences but are worth a closer look. Just as ecologists remind us that even a weird little creature like a shrew can make all the difference between a healthy environment and an unhealthy one, understanding the odd clauses offers readers a healthier appreciation for our constitutional system. With Wexler as your expert guide through this jurisprudence jungle, you'll see the Constitution like you've never seen it before.

LC 2011012339, ISBN 9780807000908 (c.)

PLR: G


344.73

Gona, Ophelia De Laine

Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs v. Elliott

216 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

The University of South Carolina Press

Briggs v. Elliott was one of the first five school segregation lawsuits argued consecutively before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1952. The resulting collective 1954 landmark decision, known as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, struck down legalized segregation in American public schools....Joseph A. De Laine, a pastor and school principal, led his neighbors to challenge South Carolina's "separate but equal" practice of racial segregation in public schools. Their lawsuit, Briggs, provided the impetus that led to Brown. In this engrossing memoir, Ophelia De Laine Gona, the daughter of Reverend De Laine, becomes the first to cite and credit adequately the forces responsible for filing Briggs.

LC 2010048790, ISBN 9781570039805 (c.)

PLR: O


344.730

Stewart, Richard Burleson and Jane Bloom Stewart

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste

446 pp., 7" x 10", figures, tables, notes, index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Vanderbilt University Press

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere is the first comprehensive history of U.S. nuclear waste law and policy. It explains the current U.S. system for dealing with nuclear wastes; analyzes the crisis created by Obama's cancellation of the Yucca Mountain repository, the disposal destination for our most dangerous nuclear wastes; and provides lessons to solve the current disposal dilemma.

LC 2011003004, ISBN 9780826517746 (c.)

PLR: G


344.730

Welsh-Huggins, Andrew

Hatred at Home: al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest

208 pp., 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 10 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Ohio University Press

One day in 2002, three friends—a Somali immigrant, a Pakistan<0x2013>born U.S. citizen, and a hometown African American—met in a Columbus, Ohio coffee shop and vented over civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan. Their conversation triggered an investigation that would become one of the most unusual and far<0x2013>reaching government probes into terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Hatred at Home is a true crime drama that will spark debate from all political corners about safety, civil liberties, free speech, and the government's war at home.

LC 2011017688, ISBN 9780804011341 (c.)

PLR: G


345.730

Martelle, Scott

The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 13 illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

Rutgers University Press

Sixty years ago political divisions in the United States ran even deeper than today. The Fear Within takes aim at one pivotal moment of that era: July 20, 1948 when FBI agents began rounding up twelve men whom the government believed posed a grave threat—the leadership of the Communist Party-USA. Scott Martelle's story is a compelling look at how American society, both general and political, reacts to stress and clamps down in times of crisis on the very beliefs it holds dear: the freedoms of speech and political belief.

LC 2010021010, ISBN 9780813549385 (c.)

PLR: O


346.730

McLeod, Kembrew and Peter DiCola

Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

336 pp., 5" x 8", $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Duke University Press

Exploring the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed, the authors interviewed more than 100 musicians, managers, lawyers, industry professionals, journalists, and scholars. Based on those interviews, Creative License puts digital sampling into historical, cultural, and legal context.

LC 2010035883, ISBN 9780822348641 (c.), ISBN 9780822348757 (p.)

PLR: G


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350-359 Public Administration, Military Science


355.009

Clark, Donald A.

The Notorious "Bull" Nelson: Murdered Civil War General

288 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

A dynamic figure in the pages of history, Major General William "Bull" Nelson played a formative role in the Union's success in Kentucky and the Western theater of the Civil War. Now, Donald A. Clark presents a long-overdue examination of this irascible officer, his numerous accomplishments, and his grim fate. More popularly known for his temper than his intrepid endeavors on behalf of the North, Nelson nevertheless dedicated much of his life to his nation and the preservation of the Union.

LC 2010016746, ISBN 9780809330119 (c.)

PLR: G


355.021

Davis, Lynn E., et al.

Iran's Nuclear Future: Critical U.S. Policy Choices

152 pp., 6" x 9", 3 color charts, $20.00 paper

May 2011

RAND Corporation

As Iran's nuclear program evolves, U.S. decision makers will confront a series of critical policy choices involving complex considerations and policy trade-offs. These policy choices could involve dissuading Iran from developing nuclear weapons; deterring Iran from using its nuclear weapons, if it were to acquire them; and reassuring U.S. regional partners. The U.S. Air Force will need to prepare to carry out whatever policies are chosen.

LC 2011019052, ISBN 9780833051752 (p.)

PLR: G


355.021

Dobbins, James, et al.

Coping with a Nuclearizing Iran

154 pp., 6" x 9", $21.00 paper

November 2011

RAND Corporation

Sometime in the coming decade, Iran will probably acquire nuclear weapons or the capacity to quickly produce them. This monograph provides a midterm strategy for dealing with Iran that neither begins nor ends at the point at which Tehran acquires a nuclear weapon capability. It proposes an approach that neither acquiesces to a nuclear-armed Iran nor refuses to admit the possibility—indeed, the likelihood—of this occurring.

LC 2011942595, ISBN 9780833058652 (p.)

PLR: O


355.033

George, Roger Z. and Harvey Rishikof (Editors)

The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth

384 pp., 7" x 10", 10 text boxes, 7 figures, 10 tables, $32.95 paper, CIP included

January 2011

Georgetown University Press

A broad overview and analysis of the many government agencies involved in national security issues, the interagency process, Congressional checks and balances, and the influence of private sector organizations. This impressive volume is suitable for academic studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level; ideal for U.S. government, military, and national security training programs; and useful for practitioners and specialists in national security studies.

LC 2010022402, ISBN 9781589016989 (p.)

PLR: O


355.033

Libicki, Martin C., Howard J. Shatz, and Julie E. Taylor

Global Demographic Change and Its Implications for Military Power

170 pp., 6" x 9", 19 color charts, $32.00 paper, CIP included

July 2011

RAND Corporation

What is the impact of demographics on the prospective production of military power and the causes of war? This monograph analyzes this issue by projecting working-age populations through 2050; assessing the influence of demographics on manpower, national income and expenditures, and human capital; and examining how changes in these factors may affect the ability of states to carry out military missions.

LC 2011020355, ISBN 9780833051776 (p.)

PLR: S


355.330

Hamner, Christopher H.

Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945

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

April 2011

University Press of Kansas

Explores why soldiers fight in the face of terrifying lethal threats and how they manage to suppress their fears, stifle their instincts, and marshal the will to kill other humans. "In a series of provocative, illuminating chapters, Hamner demonstrates how training, leadership, weaponry, and comradeship each contribute to that sense of agency, which in turn contributes to combat effectiveness."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2010047205, ISBN 9780700617753 (c.)

PLR: G


355.345

Haller, John S.

Battlefield Medicine: A History of the Military Ambulance from the Napoleonic Wars Through World War I

288 pp., 6" x 9", 55 illustrations, $18.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Battlefield Medicine documents the development of medical technologies for treating and transporting wounded soldiers on the battlefield and gives readers a unique perspective of the changing nature of warfare in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing mainly on British and American technological advancements and beginning with changes introduced during the Napoleonic Wars, the book traces the organizational and technological challenges faced by opposing armies in the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, and the Philippines Insurrection, then climaxes with the trench warfare that defined World War I.

LC 2010046493, ISBN 9780809330409 (p.)

PLR: O


355.345

Meredith, Lisa S., et al.

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Military

184 pp., 7" x 10", 6 b&w charts, $21.00 paper, CIP included

June 2011

RAND Corporation

As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs' effectiveness. This report reviews resilience literature and programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.

LC 2011931851, ISBN 9780833050632 (p.)

PLR: S


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360-369 Social Programs and Services, Criminology


361.6

Meisler, Stanley

When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years

288 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $19.00 paper, CIP included

February 2011

Beacon Press

The Peace Corps has served as an American emblem for world peace and friendship, yet few realize that it has sometimes tilted its agenda to meet the demands of the White House. Tracing its history through the past nine presidential administrations, Meisler discloses...how Lyndon Johnson became furious when Volunteers opposed his invasion of the Dominican Republic...how Richard Nixon literally tried to destroy the Peace Corps...how Ronald Reagan endeavored to make it an instrument of foreign policy in Central America....[S]omehow the ethos of the Peace Corps endured, largely due to the perseverance of the 200,000 Volunteers...whose shared commitment to effect positive...change has been a constant in one of our most...valued institutions.

LC 2010033723, ISBN 9780807050491 (c.), ISBN 9780807050514 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


362.16

Stone, Robyn I.

Long-Term Care for the Elderly

172 pp., 8 9/10" x 5 4/5", $26.50 paper, CIP included

July 2011

The Urban Institute Press

Every year Americans spend over $182 billion on services and supports for chronically disabled elders. Long-Term Care for the Elderly sets forth a research and policy agenda to identify financing and delivery approaches that optimize quality of care, quality of life, and cost outcomes. Robyn Stone evaluates the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), EverCare, the Home-Based Primary Care Program (HBCP), the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and discusses policy interventions to expand the supply of caregivers, encourage workforce education and training, and make long-term care jobs more attractive.

LC 2011013617, ISBN 9780877667704 (p.)

PLR: S


362.18

Chandra, Anita, et al.

Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security

102 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 4 b&w charts, $20.00 paper

February 2011

RAND Corporation

Community resilience, or the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity, has become a key policy issue. This report provides a roadmap for federal, state, and local leaders who are developing plans to enhance community resilience for health security threats and describes options for building community resilience in key areas.

LC 2011005483, ISBN 9780833051950 (p.)

PLR: S


362.196

Adler, Patricia A. and Peter Adler

The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury

288 pp., 6" x 9", 1 table, $70.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

August 2011

New York University Press

Based on the largest, qualitative, non-clinical population of self-injurers ever gathered, noted ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler draw on 150 interviews with self-injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000-40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiqu<0x00E9>s. Their 10-year longitudinal research follows the practice of self-injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present....An important portrait of a troubling behavior, The Tender Cut illuminates the meaning of self-injury in the 21st century, its effects on current and former users, and its future as a practice for self-discovery or a cry for help.

LC 2010053656, ISBN 9780814705063 (c.), ISBN 9780814705070 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


362.196

Seeman, Neil and Patrick Luciani

XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame

163 pp., 6" x 9", 1 illustration, $45.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

University of Toronto Press

Public health organizations and governments have traditionally tried to combat obesity through shame-inducing policies, which assure people that they can easily lose weight by eating right and exercising. This generic approach has failed—obese and overweight individuals now make up more than two-thirds of the adult population in the United States—as it does little to address the personal, genetic, and cultural challenges faced by obese individuals. XXL directly confronts the global public health sector by proposing an innovative, alternative policy—the "healthy living voucher"—for decreasing high calorie consumption and its related health problems.

LC 2011286675, ISBN 9780772786289 (c.), ISBN 9780772786272 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: O


362.196

Zimmer, Carl

A Planet of Viruses

128 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 12 color plates, $20.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Chicago Press

In this fascinating new look at the hidden world of viruses, Carl Zimmer, popular science writer and author of Discover magazine's award-winning blog The Loom, presents the latest research on how viruses hold sway over our lives and our biosphere, how viruses helped give rise to the first life-forms, how viruses are producing new diseases, how we can harness viruses for our own ends, and how viruses will continue to control our fate for years to come.

LC 2010036742, ISBN 9780226983356 (c.)

AASL: G/P

PLR: S


362.280

Ramchand, Rajeev, et al.

The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

228 pp., 7" x 10", 12 color charts, $28.00 paper

February 2011

RAND Corporation

The increase in suicides among military personnel has raised concern. This book reviews the current evidence on suicide epidemiology in the military, identifies state-of-the-art suicide-prevention programs, describes and catalogs suicide-prevention activities in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and across each service, and recommends ways to ensure that the activities in the DoD and across each service reflect state-of-the-art prevention science.

LC 2011923237, ISBN 9780833049711 (p.)

PLR: S


362.291

Gray, Judge James P.

Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs

288 pp., 6" x 9", $59.50 cloth, $25.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Temple University Press

Judge Gray's book drives a stake through the heart of the War on Drugs. After documenting the wide-ranging harms caused by this failed policy, Judge Gray also gives us hope. We have viable options. The author evaluates these options, ranging from education and drug treatment to different strategies for taking the profit out of drug-dealing. Many officials will not say publicly what they acknowledge privately about the failure of the War on Drugs. But Judge Gray's conclusions as a veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor are reinforced by the testimonies of more than forty other judges nationwide.

LC 2011019634, ISBN 9781566398596 (c.), ISBN 9781566398602 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


362.509

O'Brien, Michael and Tom Waits

Hard Ground

184 pp., 9" x 11 3/4", 88 b&w photographs, 74 b&w thumbnails, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

University of Texas Press

Hard Ground unites Michael O'Brien's compelling photographs and Tom Waits's powerful poetry to reveal our common humanity with the men, women, and children who survive on the street.

LC 2010038521, ISBN 9780292726499 (c.)

PLR: G


363.29

Comar, Scott

Border Junkies: Addiction and Survival on the Streets of Ju<0x00E1>rez and El Paso

246 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w photographs, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Texas Press

From the sweaty summer days of a junkie's nightmare to the bittersweet success of true surrender and emergence into a new way of life, Border Junkies paints a searing, first-hand portrait of addiction, poverty, and recovery on the U.S.-Mexico border.

LC 2011005075, ISBN 9780292726581 (c.), ISBN 9780292726833 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: RG


363.325

Jenkins, Brian Michael and John Godges (Editors)

The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism

222 pp., 6" x 9", 1 b&w chart, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

RAND Corporation

This book provides an array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11's legacy; assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11; and suggest options for effectively dealing with the terrorist threat in the future.

LC 2011026477, ISBN 9780833058331 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


363.349

Liu, Amy, et al. (Editors)

Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita

294 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This book examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters. It shines a light on the important post-disaster recovery progress made in the Gulf Coast since 2005 and the lessons learned, illuminating the challenges that remain in recreating the opportunity structures and ecosystem destroyed over multiple catastrophes. This book covers the gamut of social and public policies and the roles of different actors needed to remake whole communities and to shore up resilience through long-term planning and stronger community capacities.

LC 2011022960, ISBN 9780815721499 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, G/P

PLR: S


363.450

Paul, Christopher, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, and Colin P. Clarke

The Challenge of Violent Drug-Trafficking Organizations: An Assessment of Mexican Security Based on Existing RAND Research on Urban Unrest, Insurgency, and Defense-Sector Reform

108 pp., 6" x 9", 2 color maps, $20.00 paper

October 2011

RAND Corporation

A RAND team conducted a Delphi expert elicitation exercise, the results of which offer an assessment of the contemporary security situation in Mexico through the lens of existing RAND research on urban instability and unrest, historical insurgencies, and defense-sector reform. Assessment scorecards from these projects were used to obtain input from the expert panel and to guide the resulting discussion.

LC 2011041084, ISBN 9780833058270 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


363.700

Ryan, Terre

This Ecstatic Nation: The American Landscape and the Aesthetics of Patriotism

192 pp., 6" x 9", 6 illustrations, index, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

University of Massachusetts Press

An eco-critical memoir that examines the ongoing power of an American myth, from bombing grounds in Nevada to logging sites in Oregon to energy fields in Wyoming. "Ryan displays a mastery of a wide variety of contemporary environmental writing, combining green philosophy with an adept use of something closely akin to green investigative journalism....She is very persuasive in using personal experience and cultural analysis to establish the idea that nineteenth-century ways of seeing the American landscape continue to cloud our national vision."—David M. Robinson, Oregon State University

LC 2011021557, ISBN 9781558498723 (c.), ISBN 9781558498730 (p.)

PLR: RS


363.738

Antholis, William and Strobe Talbott

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming, Revised Edition

144 pp., 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", $18.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

Brookings Institution Press

Fast Forward is equal parts science primer, history lesson, policy prescription, and ethical treatise. This pithy and compelling book makes clear what we know and don't know about global warming; why the threat demands prudent and urgent action; why the transition to a low-carbon economy will be the most difficult political and economic transaction in history; and how it requires nothing less than a revolution in our sense of civic responsibility.

LC 2011453638, ISBN 9780815722199 (p.)

PLR: S


363.738

Hsu, Shi-Ling

The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past Our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy

244 pp., 6" x 9", figures, references, index, $70.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Island Press

There's a simple, straightforward way to cut carbon emissions—and we're rejecting it because of irrational political fears. That's the central argument of The Case for a Carbon Tax, a clear-eyed, sophisticated analysis of climate change policy. Author Shi-Ling Hsu does not claim that a carbon tax is the perfect or only solution—but that unlike alternatives, it can be implemented immediately and paired effectively with other approaches. Hsu deftly explores the social and political factors that prevent us from embracing this commonsense approach and shows why we must get past our hang-ups to avert a global crisis.

LC 2011014901, ISBN 9781597265317 (c.), ISBN 9781597265331 (p.)

PLR: S


363.738

Pilkey, Orrin H. and Keith C. Pilkey

Global Climate Change: A Primer

160 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", 37 color illustrations, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Duke University Press

An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands, Orrin H. Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science-related issues. Here, the colorful scientist takes on climate change deniers in an outstanding and much-needed primer on the science of global change and its effects.

LC 2011006493, ISBN 9780822350958 (c.), ISBN 9780822351092 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


364.109

Helmer, William J.

Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife

400 pp., 6" x 9", 70 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Indiana University Press

A thrilling journey into Gangland America in the spirit of Dillinger: The Untold Story. When her husband was murdered on the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler—wife of one of Al Capone's "American Boys"—set out to expose the Chicago Syndicate. After an attempt to publish her story was squelched by the mob, she offered it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that they had the authority to strike at the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus....Prepared for publication by...William J. Helmer, [this book] is a compelling contemporary account of the heyday of Chicago crime by a woman who found herself married to the mob.

LC 2010038264, ISBN 9780253356062 (c.)

PLR: G


364.134

Hollars, B.J.

Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America

248 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 16 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alabama Press

Recounts the story of three innocent victims, all of whom suffered violent deaths through no fault of their own: Vaudine Maddox in 1933 in Tuscaloosa, Sergeant Gene Ballard in 1979 in Birmingham, and Michael Donald in 1981 in Mobile.

LC 2011003388, ISBN 9780817317539 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: RG


364.152

Berryhill, Michael

The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System

247 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w photographs, 3 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

University of Texas Press

The shocking story of the black inmate who was acquitted after killing two high-ranking prison guards in a case that publicized the horrors of Texas's "plantation-style" prison system.

LC 2011021428, ISBN 9780292726949 (c.)

PLR: G


364.152

Giamo, Benedict

Homeless Come Home: An Advocate, the Riverbank, and Murder in Topeka, Kansas

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

September 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Benedict Giamo has written a beautiful, tender, piercingly honest story of homelessness in America, of what it means to be hidden away in America's social underbrush. Empathic and riveting, Giamo's Homeless Come Home will make you sit up and listen."—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here. Giamo offers a deeply sympathetic yet critical look at the life of homeless advocate David Owen, who was tortured and killed in 2006 by some of those he intended to help. Part chronicle, part social analysis, part investigative journalism, and part true-crime book, Homeless Come Home examines why and how David Owen contributed to his own gruesome death.

LC 2011025675, ISBN 9780268029814 (p.)

PLR: G


364.154

Berk, Steven L.

Anatomy of a Kidnapping: A Doctor's Story

288 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photographs, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Texas Tech University Press

In March 2005, Dr. Steven Berk was kidnapped in Amarillo, Texas, by a dangerous and enigmatic criminal who entered his home, armed with a shotgun, through an open garage door. Dr. Berk's experiences and training as a physician, especially his understanding of Sir William Osler's treatise on aequanimitas, enabled him to keep his family safe, establish rapport with his kidnapper, and bring his captor to justice. This harrowing story is not just about a kidnapping. It is a story about patients, about physicians, and about what each experience has taught Berk about life and death, mistakes, family, the practice of medicine, and the physician-patient relationship.

LC 2011015650, ISBN 9780896726932 (c.)

PLR: G


364.608

Rios, Victor M.

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

224 pp., 6" x 9", $70.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

July 2011

New York University Press

Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines the difficult lives of these young men, who now face punitive policies in their schools, communities, and a world where they are constantly policed and stigmatized.

LC 2010053655, ISBN 9780814776377 (c.), ISBN 9780814776384 (p.)

PLR: S


366.1

Porter, Joy

Native American Freemasonry: Associationalism and Performance in America

368 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 illustrations, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of Nebraska Press

Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era—a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. Joy Porter shows how Masonry met specific social and personal needs, a theme developed across three significant periods of membership: the revolutionary era, the last third of the nineteenth century, and the years following the First World War. Porter places Freemasonry into historical context and then explores its meaning for many of the key Native leaders over time and for the bulk of its American membership—the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class.

LC 2011017087, ISBN 9780803225473 (c.)

PLR: S


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370-379 Education


370.117

Reyes, Maria de la Luz (Editor)

Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds

192 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $72.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Teachers College Press

Examines the personal narratives of...well-respected educators who attained biliteracy at a young age, and in the era before bilingual education. Their autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools and underscores the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish. Teachers can glean important lessons about the individual potential of their Latino students from the lived experiences of Latinos whose success dispels the myth that Spanish is an obstacle to learning. These stories of tenacity and resilience offer hope for a new generation of bilingual learners who are too often forced to choose between English and their native language.

LC 2010049622, ISBN 0807751812 (c.), ISBN 0807751804 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: O


371.104

Moe, Terry

Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools

513 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $34.95 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This volume examines the history of teachers unions—their rise to power and the organizational foundations of that strength, the ways in which they've exercised it in collective bargaining and the political process, and the consequences for America's public schools. Its bottom line—as long as the teachers unions remain powerful, the nation's schools will never be organized to provide kids with the most effective education possible. Two transformations—one political, the other technological—will loosen the unions' special-interest grip and open up a new era in which America's schools can finally be organized in the best interests of children.

LC 2011001359, ISBN 9780815721291 (c.), ISBN 9780815722724 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: O


371.207

Bodilly, Susan J., Rita Karam, and Nate Orr

Continuing Challenges and Potential for Collaborative Approaches to Education Reform

124 pp., 6" x 9", $20.00 paper

March 2011

RAND Corporation

The Ford Foundation's Collaborating for Education Reform Initiative (CERI) provided grantees with funds, guidance, and technical assistance to develop collaboratives and carry out activities to improve teaching and learning. A second effort, CERI 2, laid down a new set of goals for grantees. RAND Corporation researchers evaluated the initiative.

LC 2011001737, ISBN 9780833051523 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


371.232

McCombs, Jennifer Sloan, et al.

Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children's Learning

118 pp., 7" x 10", 3 b&w charts, $24.50 paper

June 2011

RAND Corporation

Research has shown that students' skills and knowledge often deteriorate during the summer months, with low-income students facing the largest losses. School districts and summer programming providers can benefit from the lessons learned by other programs in terms of developing strategies to maximize program effectiveness and quality, student participation, and strategic partnerships and funding.

LC 2011023663, ISBN 9780833052667 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


371.394

Chin, Tiffani, Jerome Rabow, and Jeimee Estrada

Tutoring Matters: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about How to Tutor

Second Edition

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $75.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Temple University Press

Tutoring Matters is the authoritative guide for both the aspiring and seasoned tutor. Using firsthand experiences of over one hundred new and experienced college student tutors, the authors offer techniques for handling tutoring anxieties, teaching strategies, and tips for building relationships.

LC 2011002812, ISBN 9781439907405 (c.), ISBN 9781439907412 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: O


371.5

Nolan, Kathleen

Police in the Hallways: Discipline in an Urban High School

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $69.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

University of Minnesota Press

Through in-depth interviews, Kathleen Nolan offers a rich account of daily life at a Bronx high school where police patrol the hallways and security and discipline fall under the jurisdiction of the NYPD. With compassion and clear-eyed analysis, Nolan sounds a warning about this alarming convergence of prison and school cultures and the negative impact that it has.

LC 2011011283, ISBN 9780816675524 (c.), ISBN 9780816675531 (p.)

PLR: G


373.110

Mayer, Janet Grossbach

As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

192 pp., 6" x 9", $75.00 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

Fordham University Press

Rundown, vermin-infested buildings. Rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems. Children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but also come to thrive? It can happen, and As Bad as They Say? tells the heroic stories of Janet Mayer's students during her 33-year tenure as a Bronx high school teacher.

LC 2010052426, ISBN 9780823234165 (c.), ISBN 9780823234172 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: O


378.772

Malloy, Edward A.

Monk's Tale: Way Stations on the Journey

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

August 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"This middle volume of Monk Malloy's projected three-volume memoir posts abundant proof that the examined life is surely worth living. Readers will meet an internationally minded priest, professor, scholar, dormitory chaplain, adviser, and administrator on his way to the presidency of Notre Dame. He exemplifies what it means to be a priest in American Catholic higher education. The forthcoming third volume will tell the story of what went on between his ears and across his desk during his eighteen years as president of the University of Notre Dame."—William J. Byron, S.J., St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia

LC 2009022894, ISBN 9780268035228 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


378.772

Pilkinton, Mark C.

Washington Hall at Notre Dame: Crossroads of the University, 1864<0x2013>2004

448 pp., 6" x 9", 50 illustrations, $30.00 paper, CIP included

September 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Mark Pilkinton has mined the Notre Dame Archives and many other sources to produce a history both scholarly and entertaining. He skillfully conjures up the past of a much-loved building that has been at the heart of Notre Dame's cultural and academic life for over 140 years. Readers will enjoy the accounts of musical and theatrical events in Washington Hall, while gaining fascinating insight into changing theatre technologies and performance practices."—Jane A. Devine, editor of 100 Years of Architecture at Notre Dame: A History of the School of Architecture, 1898<0x2013>1998

LC 2011025681, ISBN 9780268038953 (p.)

AASL: S, RG/HS, P

PLR: O


379.121

Richardson, Amy, et al.

Effects of Soldiers' Deployment on Children's Academic Performance and Behavioral Health

176 pp., 6" x 9", 5 color charts, $28.00 paper

March 2011

RAND Corporation

RAND Arroyo Center was asked by the Army to examine the effects of parental deployments on children's academic performance as well as their emotional and behavioral well-being in the school setting. The researchers found that children whose parents have deployed 19 months or more since 2001 have modestly lower, statistically different achievement scores compared to those who have experienced less or no parental deployment.

LC 2011923821, ISBN 9780833051813 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: O


379.158

McDermott, Kathryn A.

High-Stakes Reform: The Politics of Educational Accountability

236 pp., 6" x 9", 4 figures, 16 tables, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Georgetown University Press

High-Stakes Reform analyzes the development of performance accountability policies in public education, emphasizing issues of equity and intergovernmental relations.

LC 2010043162, ISBN 9781589017672 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: S


379.73

Duncan, Gregory J. and Richard J. Murnane (Editors)

Whither Opportunity?: Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances

572 pp., 6 5/8" x 9 1/4", $49.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Russell Sage Foundation

In Whither Opportunity? a distinguished team of economists, sociologists, and experts in social and education policy examines the corrosive effects of unequal family resources, disadvantaged neighborhoods, insecure labor markets, and worsening school conditions on K-12 education. This groundbreaking book illuminates the ways rising inequality is undermining the ability of schools to provide children with an equal chance at academic and economic success.

LC 2011016969, ISBN 9780871543721 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: G


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380-389 Commerce and Transportation


380.506

Shatz, Howard J., et al.

Highway Infrastructure and the Economy: Implications for Federal Policy

114 pp., 6" x 9", 2 b&w charts, $24.00 paper, CIP included

May 2011

RAND Corporation

To inform debate on a new transportation bill being considered, the authors review the literature on the economic outcomes of highway infrastructure spending, which constitutes the largest share of federal spending on transportation infrastructure. They highlight the connections between highway spending and the economy and then analyze the literature to trace the effects of highway infrastructure on productivity, output, and employment.

LC 2011927723, ISBN 9780833052131 (p.)

PLR: S


387.742

Yano, Christine R.

Airborne Dreams: "Nisei" Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways

248 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

January 2011

Duke University Press

In 1955 Pan American World Airways began recruiting Japanese American women to work as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights and eventually its round-the-world flights as well. Based in Honolulu, these women were informally known as Pan Am's "Nisei"—second-generation Japanese Americans—even though not all of them were Japanese American or second generation. Christine R. Yano juxtaposes the airline's strategies and practices with recollections of former "Nisei" flight attendants.

LC 2010035869, ISBN 9780822348368 (c.), ISBN 9780822348504 (p.)

PLR: G


388.411

Jackson, Robert W.

Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

320 pp., 6" x 9", 56 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2011

New York University Press

Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's 1.6-mile corridor on a daily basis, and yet few know much about this amazing feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom, and at what cost? These and many other questions are answered in Highway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel, Robert W. Jackson's fascinating story about this seminal structure in the history of urban transportation.

LC 2011028188, ISBN 9780814742990 (c.)

AASL: RS/P


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391.109

Hill, Daniel Delis

American Menswear: From the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century

396 pp., 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", 650 b&w and 37 color illustrations, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

Texas Tech University Press

If clothes make the man, who makes the clothes—and the trends they inspire? Fashion historian Daniel Delis Hill takes readers on a fascinatingly detailed tour of America's changing sartorial landscape, tracing menswear from the tailors and "slop shops" of the early nineteenth century to Calvins, tattoos, and the Armani tux. Each chronological section covers the full range of men's clothing by category, including suits and evening wear, outerwear, sportswear, accessories, sleepwear, swimwear, underwear, and grooming....American Menswear contributes a much-needed resource to the fields of costume history....as well as a treat for the casual reader and an eye-catching addition to any art reference library.

LC 2010043200, ISBN 9780896727229 (c.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: O


391.109

Peiss, Kathy

Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style

248 pp., 6" x 9", 28 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

In Zoot Suit, historian Kathy Peiss explores this extreme fashion and its mysterious career during World War II and after, as it spread from Harlem across the United States and around the world. She traces the unfolding history of this style and its importance to the youth who adopted it as their uniform, and at the same time considers the way public figures, experts, political activists, and historians have interpreted it. This outr<0x00E9> style was a turning point in the way we understand the meaning of clothing as an expression of social conditions and power relations. Zoot Suit offers a new perspective on youth culture and the politics of style.

LC 2011010284, ISBN 9780812243376 (c.)

PLR: G


398.21

Smith, Robert (Editor)

Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies

352 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Ottawa Press

Think you know a thing or two about zombies? Think again. If you're going to keep your wits—and your brains—about you during a zombie attack, you need expert advice. Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies gathers together an irreverent group of scholars and writers to take a serious look at how zombies threaten almost every aspect of our lives. Spawned from the viral publication "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection," this multidisciplinary book draws on a variety of fields including biology, history, law, gender studies, archaeology, library science and landscape architecture....Engaging and accessible, Braaaiiinnnsss! will amuse academics and zombie fans alike.

ISBN 9780776607702 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: G


398.245

Poole, W. Scott

Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting

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

October 2011

Baylor University Press

Salem witches, frontier wilderness beasts, freak show oddities, alien invasions, Freddie Krueger. From our colonial past to the present, the monster in all its various forms has been a staple of American culture. A masterful survey of our grim and often disturbing past, Monsters in America uniquely brings together history and culture studies to expose the dark obsessions that have helped create our national identity....Consulting newspaper accounts, archival materials, personal papers, comic books, films, and oral histories, Poole adroitly illustrates how the creation of the monstrous "other" not only reflects society's fears but shapes actual historical behavior and becomes a cultural reminder of inhuman acts.

LC 2010053273, ISBN 9781602583146 (c.)

AASL: O, G, S/MS, HS

PLR: G


398.450

Bell, Michael E.

Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England's Vampires

352 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illustrations, $16.95 paper

October 2011

Wesleyan University Press

For nineteenth-century New Englanders, "vampires" lurked behind tuberculosis. Folklorist Michael E. Bell spent twenty years pursuing stories of the "vampire" in New England, and brings the actual practices to light for the first time. To try to rid their houses and communities from the wasting disease, families sometimes relied on folk practices, including exhuming and consuming the bodies of the deceased. With humor, insight, and sympathy, he uncovers story upon story of dying men, women, and children who believed they were food for the dead. First published in 2001, this Wesleyan paperback includes an extensive new preface by the author.

LC 2011933367, ISBN 9780819571700 (p.)

AASL: RG, RS/HS

PLR: O


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