2012 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History


900-919 Geography

940-949 European History

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

900-919 Geography


907.1

Burton, Antoinette

A Primer for Teaching World History: Ten Design Principles

176 pp., 5" x 8", $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

December 2011

Duke University Press

A Primer for Teaching World History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are designing an introductory-level world history syllabus for the first time, for those who already teach world history and are seeking new ideas or approaches, and for those who train future teachers to prepare any history course with a global or transnational focus.

LC 2011027452, ISBN 9780822351740 (c.), ISBN 9780822351887 (p.)

AASL: G/P


910.9

Miller, Gordon

Voyages: To the New World and Beyond

200 pp., 10" x 11 1/2", over 100 color illustrations, 5 maps, $55.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

University of Washington Press

Voyages recounts the extraordinary feats of more than twenty of Europe's most daring maritime explorers as they ventured into the unknown and braved uncharted territory. Exquisitely illustrated with Gordon Miller's paintings, maps, and ship drawings, Voyages reveals the evolution of maritime technologies, the rise and fall of maritime empires, the dangers of sailing uncharted waters, and the courage and brutality of life at sea. "Well-paced narratives reopen a lost world of navigation..."—City Living

LC 2011010707, ISBN 9780295991153 (c.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

PLR: G


912.78

Lavin, Stephen J., Fred M. Shelley, and J. Clark Archer

Atlas of the Great Plains

352 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 8 illustrations, 312 color maps, 11 graphs, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

University of Nebraska Press

The only current and comprehensive atlas of the Great Plains region, this is also the first atlas to include both the United States and Canada, showing the region's full length and breadth. With more than three hundred original full-color maps, the atlas illustrates historical, geographical, political, and sociological issues. The maps are accompanied by extended explanatory text, which chronicle the history of the Great Plains, including political and social developments, conveying the significance of the region and capturing the essence of its land and life.

LC 2010032817, ISBN 9780803215368 (c.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

PLR: RG


918

Coghlan, Nicholas

Winter in Fireland: A Patagonian Sailing Adventure

400 pp., 6" x 9", 48 b&w photographs, 4 maps, $34.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

The University of Alberta Press

After tough assignments as a Canadian diplomat abroad, Nicholas Coghlan and his wife Jenny unwind by sailing Bosun Bird, a 27 foot sailboat, from Cape Town, South Africa, across the South Atlantic and into the stormy winter waters around Tierra del Fuego, South America. Coghlan recounts earlier adventures in Patagonia when, taking time off from his job in Buenos Aires in the late 1970s, he and Jenny explored the region of southern Argentina and Chile over three successive summers. This time, as they negotiate the labyrinth of channels and inlets around snow-covered Fireland, he reflects on voyages of past explorers.

ISBN 9780888645470 (p.)

PLR: S

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920-929 Biography

920

Barzanji, Jalal

The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir

288 pp., 6" x 9", 34 b&w photographs, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alberta Press

From 1986 to 1989, Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture in an Iraqi prison because of his literary and journalistic activity. It was not until 1998, when he and his family took refuge in Canada, that he was able to consider speaking out fully on issues of peace, justice, and freedom. Ever an acute observer, Barzanji offers readers detailed portraits of life in the ancient Kurdish city of Hawler; in prison, he grounds readers with his ability to find moments of compassion and humanity amidst the relentless assault of Saddam Hussein's regime.

ISBN 9780888645364 (p.)

AASL: S

PLR: O


920

Martin, Joseph B.

Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean

480 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w photographs, 6 maps, $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alberta Press

In his memoir, Alfalfa to Ivy, Joseph B. Martin traces his climb from a Mennonite farm in the village of Duchess, Alberta to Dean of Harvard Medical School. Readers are rewarded with an intimate perspective on academic politics and health care in Canada and in the U.S. that Martin is perfectly poised to critique. It is the human story of Martin's journey from humble origins to worldly esteem that makes Alfalfa to Ivy a compelling narrative for non-specialists as well as academics and professionals.

LC 2011514435, ISBN 9781551957012 (c.), ISBN 9781551957005 (p.)

AASL: G

PLR: O

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930-939 History of the Ancient World


939.43

Goldman, Bernard M. and Norma W. Goldman

My Dura-Europos: The Letters of Susan M. Hopkins, 1927-1935

352 pp., 7" x 10", 207 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Wayne State University Press

In My Dura-Europos: The Letters of Susan M. Hopkins, 1927<0x2013>1935 authors Bernard M. Goldman and Norma W. Goldman collect and contextualize the correspondence of Susan Hopkins, who accompanied her husband, Clark Hopkins, to the archaeological dig at Dura-Europos, which was one of the most significant of the twentieth century....Readers interested in archaeology and the history of the classical world will enjoy this fascinating inside look at life [from a woman's perspective] on the Dura-Europos site [that contained many remarkable archaeological finds].

LC 2010053418, ISBN 9780814335888 (c.)

PLR: S


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940-949 European History


940.2

Davis, Robert C. and Beth Lindsmith

Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

336 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", 180 color and 20 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

Getty Publications

The Renaissance burst forth in all its glory around 1500 and spread throughout Europe. This period of great creativity and productivity in the arts and sciences is illuminated in this book through the lives of more than ninety of its illustrious intellectuals, artists, literary figures, scientists, and rulers. Profiles of Renaissance personalities from iconic figures including Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus to those that are little known are presented here....Each section in this volume marks a chronological stage in Europe's rebirth, tying the period's intellectual currents to its political and social concerns and setting the context for the individual biographies.

LC 2011006141, ISBN 9781606060780 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: O


940.531

Rochlitz, Imre

Accident of Fate: A Personal Account, 1938<0x2013>1945

240 pp., 6" x 9", 15 color photographs, 5 maps, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

"Rochlitz's memory is fresh...and while his account benefits from knowledge acquired later, it is primarily the view of a young person living through the most difficult period of European history....[A] well-written and humane memoir which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the history of Europe. The book is well illustrated with personal photos and documents and well-drawn maps."—Jewish Renaissance

LC 20109078667, ISBN 9781554582679 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: S


940.531

Williamson, Mary F. and Tom Sharp (Editors)

Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front, 1940<0x2013>1944

408 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

"An extraordinary slice of wartime Canadian life. These splendidly edited letters are full of wonderful detail on attitudes, blackouts, food rationing, gas and coal shortages, and the higher prices of everything, all the manifold details of daily life that normally are forgotten in most accounts. By taking in two British children and regularly keeping their mother overseas up-to-date on their progress, Marie Williamson and her family created a record of genuine historical importance."—J.L. Granatstein

LC 20109056027, ISBN 9781554583232 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: RS


940.54

Scearce, Phil

Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific

408 pp., 6" x 9", 39 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

University of North Texas Press

Finish Forty and Home is the...story of the men and missions of the 11th Bombardment Group as it fought alone and unheralded in the South Central Pacific, while America had its eyes on the war in Europe. After bombing Nauru, the squadron moves on to bomb Wake Island, Tarawa, and finally Iwo Jima. These missions bring American forces closer and closer to the Japanese home islands and precede the critical American invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. The 42nd Squadron's losses through 1943 were staggering: 50 out of 110 airmen killed. "Finish Forty and Home is a treasure: poignant, thrilling, and illuminating."—Laura Hillenbrand, author of Unbroken and Seabiscuit

LC 2011016700, ISBN 9781574413168 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

PLR: G


940.541

Hatfield, Thomas M.

Rudder: From Leader to Legend

528 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 68 b&w photographs, 8 maps, bibliography, index, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2011

Texas A&M University Press

In this first comprehensive biography of James Earl Rudder, Thomas M. Hatfield has gone far beyond the usual focus on Rudder's heroism in World War II to recreate with rich detail exciting events on battlefields and in boardrooms....Readers who know Rudder primarily through his association with Texas A&M University will be fascinated by his courageous battlefield leadership; those who previously knew only of his military reputation will enjoy learning about his distinguished record of public service. Rudder: From Leader to Legend will captivate a broad general readership, bringing to the fore a well-rounded view of this extraordinary man.

LC 2010034085, ISBN 9781603442626 (c.)

PLR: RS


946.08

Rabinovich, Itamar

The Lingering Conflict: Israel, the Arabs, and the Middle East, 1948<0x2013>2011

308 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This book provides an insight into the prospects for genuine peace in the Middle East and includes a detailed insider account of the peace processes of 1992<0x2013>1996 and a frank dissection of the more dispiriting record since then. It explains the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians—a classic dispute between two national movements claiming the same land—and also considers the broader political, cultural, and increasingly religious conflict between the Jewish state and Arab nationalism. It approaches the troubled region in an international context, offering provocative analysis of America's evolving role and evaluation of its diplomatic performance.

LC 2011041176, ISBN 9780815722281 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


949.703

Hunt, Swanee

Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security

296 pp., 5" x 8", 65 color photographs, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Duke University Press

Worlds Apart tells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people. Its focus is on the Bosnian War, but its implications extend to any situation that prompts the consideration of military intervention on humanitarian grounds.

LC 2011015532, ISBN 9780822349754 (c.)

PLR: O


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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


950

Assaf, Sherif, et al.

The Road to Tahrir: Front Line Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers

148 pp., 10 1/4" x 8 1/2", 209 color illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The American University in Cairo Press

A dramatic day-by-day visual record of the Egyptian Revolution. As the 25 January Revolution got under way and grew from strength to strength, six young Egyptian photographers found themselves following and documenting the events in different parts of Cairo, and converging—as the demonstrations converged—on what became the focal point of the revolution, Tahrir Square. Together in this stunning visual record they present the days of the revolution in sequence, from tear gas to tears of joy, picturing a story of determination and courage that inspired the world.

LC 2011501359, ISBN 9789774165146 (p.)

AASL: G/HS


950

Khalil, Karima (Editor)

Messages from Tahrir: Signs from Egypt's Revolution

156 pp., 8 3/8" x 8 3/8", 97 color and 30 b&w illustrations, $19.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

The American University in Cairo Press

One of the many striking things about Egypt's 25th January Revolution as seen in Cairo's Tahrir Square was the creativity and eloquence of the signs many protesters carried, ranging from the bitterly determined to the scathingly funny. Avid photographer Karima Khalil here gathers images taken by herself and others from the first 18 days of the revolution, showing their great variety: from the simple and repeated "Leave", written in a hundred different ways, to messages drawing on popular tradition, rhyming slogans, songs, puns, and jokes, as well as moving tributes to those killed by the security forces.

ISBN 9789774165122 (p.)

AASL: G/HS


951.050

Vogel, Ezra F.

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

928 pp., 6 3/8" x 9 1/4", 39 halftones, index, bibliography, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist—the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China's radical economic, technological, and social transformation.

LC 2011006925, ISBN 9780674055445 (c.)

AASL: S/P

PLR: O, S


951.249

Allen, Joseph R.

Taipei: A City of Displacements

288 pp., 6" x 9", 35 illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index, $75.00 cloth, $30.00 paper, CIP included

December 2011

University of Washington Press

This cultural study of public space examines the cityscape of Taipei, Taiwan, in rich descriptive prose. Contemplating a series of seemingly banal subjects—maps, public art, parks—Joseph Allen peels back layers of obscured history to reveal forces that caused cultural objects to be celebrated, despised, destroyed, or transformed as Taipei experienced successive regime changes and waves of displacement. In this thoughtful stroll through the city, we learn to look beyond surface ephemera, moving from the general to the particular, to see sociocultural phenomena in their historical and contemporary contexts.

LC 2011017750, ISBN 9780295991252 (c.), ISBN 9780295991269 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


954.93

Holt, John Clifford (Editor)

The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics

792 pp., 6" x 9", 54 illustrations, $109.95 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

March 2011

Duke University Press

The Sri Lanka Reader is a sweeping introduction to the epic journey of the island nation located just off the southern tip of India. Selected texts depict perceptions of the country's multiple linguistic and religious communities, as well as its political travails after independence in 1948, especially the ethnic violence that recurred from the 1950s until 2009, when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were defeated by the Sri Lankan government's armed forces.

LC 2010054505, ISBN 9780822349679 (c.), ISBN 9780822349822 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


956.05/4

Pollack, Kenneth M., et al.

The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East

381 pp., 6" x 9", index, notes, $26.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Brookings Institution Press

The book first analyzes key aspects of the Mideast turmoil, such as public opinion trends within the "Arab Street," the role of social media and technology, socioeconomic and demographic conditions, the influence of Islamists, the impact of the new political order on the Arab-Israeli peace process as well as ramifications for the U.S. and the rest of the world. It then looks at the countries themselves, finding commonalties and grouping them according to the political evolutions that have (or have not) occurred in each country, offering insight into the current situation, and possible trajectory of each group of countries.

LC 2011038375, ISBN 9780815722267 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


956.704

Lemer, Bronson

The Last Deployment: How a Gay, Hammer-Swinging Twentysomething Survived a Year in Iraq

236 pp., 6" x 9", 1 b&w drawing, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

The Last Deployment is a moving, provocative chronicle of one soldier's struggle to reconcile military brotherhood with self-acceptance. Lemer captures the absurd nuances of a soldier's daily life: growing a mustache to disguise his fear, wearing pantyhose to battle sand fleas, and exchanging barbs with Iraqis while driving through Baghdad. But most strikingly, he describes the poignant reality faced by gay servicemen and servicewomen, who must mask their identities while serving a country that disowns them. Often funny, sometimes anguished, The Last Deployment paints a deeply personal portrait of war in the twenty-first century.

LC 2010038911, ISBN 9780299282141 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


956.940

Kaplan, Eran and Derek J. Penslar (Editors)

The Origins of Israel, 1882-1948: A Documentary History

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

November 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

In 1880 the Jewish community in Palestine encompassed some 20,000 Orthodox Jews; within sixty-five years it was transformed into a secular proto-state with well-developed political, military, and economic institutions, a vigorous Hebrew-language culture, and some 600,000 inhabitants. The Origins of Israel, 1882<0x2013>1948: A Documentary History chronicles the making of modern Israel before statehood, providing in English the texts of original sources (many translated from Hebrew and other languages) accompanied by extensive introductions and commentaries from the volume editors.

LC 2011018955, ISBN 9780299284947 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


958.104

Williams, Brian Glyn

Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War

272 pp., 6" x 9", 13 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

Nearly 100,000 U.S. soldiers are deployed to Afghanistan, fighting the longest war in the nation's history. But what do Americans know about the land where this conflict is taking place? Many have come to have a grasp of the people, history, and geography of Iraq, but Afghanistan remains a mystery. Originally published by the U.S. Army to provide an overview of the country's terrain, ethnic groups, and history for American troops and now updated and expanded for the general public, Afghanistan Declassified fills in these gaps. Historian Brian Glyn Williams...provides essential background to the war, tracing the rise, fall, and reemergence of the Taliban.

LC 2011025251, ISBN 9780812244038 (c.)

PLR: G


959.704

Kotcher, Joann Puffer

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

384 pp., 6" x 9", 35 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of North Texas Press

Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning...and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of one of the first women officially allowed in the combat zone as a civilian noncombatant. Joann Puffer Kotcher is faced with life or death decisions. In Vietnam, she visited troops from the Central Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At four duty stations, she set up recreation centers and made mobile visits wherever commanders requested, including remote combat zone jungles.

LC 2011028208, ISBN 9781574413243 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: G


965.3

Garc<0x00E9>s, Mar<0x00ED>a Antonia (Editor)

(Translated by Diana de Armas Wilson)

An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)

440 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illustrations, $45.00 paper, CIP included

April 2011

University of Notre Dame Press

"Early modern historians are always pleased—indeed, excited—when they encounter firsthand descriptions and information regarding a particular society or country or, in this case, a prominent Mediterranean city: Algiers, a city that was literally a synthesis of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian inhabitants. Wilson (who did the translation) and Garc<0x00E9>s (who did the introduction and detailed notes) have produced exactly that with Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)....Sosa's writings provide a fascinating, unmatched picture of one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean, and Wilson and Garc<0x00E9>s have done a masterful job in making it available in English."—Choice

LC 2010052717, ISBN 9780268029784 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: S


967.510

Hahn, Emily

(Edited by Ken Cuthbertson/Foreword by Anneke Van Woudenberg)

Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North

312 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 25 b&w photographs, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2011

McGill-Queen's University Press

A woman who lived life on her own terms, Hahn was an unknown and struggling writer when Congo Solo was published. Here—restored to the form she had intended—is Hahn's unforgettable narrative, a vivid, provocative, and at times disturbing first-hand account of the racism, brutality, sexism, and exploitation that were everyday life realities under Belgium's iron-fisted colonial rule. This edition makes available a lost treasure of women's travel writing that shocks and impresses, while shedding valuable light on the gender and race politics of the period.

ISBN 9780773539044 (p.)

PLR: O


967.571

Straus, Scott and Lars Waldorf (Editors)

Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence

403 pp., 6" x 9", 3 tables, 3 charts, 2 maps, $26.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Wisconsin Press

Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf, Remaking Rwanda brings together experienced scholars and human rights professionals to offer a nuanced, historically informed picture of post-genocide Rwanda—one that reveals powerful continuities with the nation's past and raises profound questions about its future.

LC 2010038912, ISBN 9780299282646 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLR: S


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970-979 North American and United States History


970.004

Owings, Alison

Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans

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

April 2011

Rutgers University Press

Indian Voices, Alison Owings's most recent oral history, documents what Native Americans say about themselves, their daily lives, and the world around them. Through interviews many express their thoughts about the sometimes staggeringly ignorant, if often well-meaning, non-Natives they encounter-some who do not realize Native Americans still exist, much less that they speak English, have cell phones, use the Internet, and might attend powwows and power lunches. An inspiring and important contribution about the original Americans that will make every reader rethink the past-and present-of the United States.

LC 2010028683, ISBN 9780813549651 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


970.01

Black, Jeremy

Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871

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

October 2011

Indiana University Press

A sweeping history of nations grappling for control of a continent. Prize winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hern<0x00E1>n Cort<0x00E9>s in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871....In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable. The story Black tells is one of conflict, diplomacy, geopolitics, and politics. The eventual result was the creation of a United States of America that stretched from Atlantic to Pacific and dominated North America.

LC 2011008159, ISBN 9780253356604 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


971.004

Carter, Sarah and Patricia A. McCormack (Editors)

Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands

422 pp., 9 1/2" x 6 2/5", $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2011

Athabasca University Press

Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminates the lives of late-eighteenth-century to mid-twentieth-century Aboriginal women, who have been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the history of the West. Some essays focus on individuals—a trader, a performer, a non-human woman. Other essays examine cohorts of women—wives, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record and standard representations of women, drawing on records generated by the women themselves....Exploring the constraints and boundaries these women encountered, the authors engage with difficult and important questions of gender, race, and identity. Collectively these essays...enrich and challenge dominant narratives about histories of the Canadian Northwest.

LC 2010674278, ISBN 9781897425824 (p.)

PLR: RS


971.230

Peck, Trevor R.

Light from Ancient Campfires: Archaeological Evidence for Native Lifeways on the Northern Plains

336 pp., 10 3/10" x 6 9/10", $44.95 paper, CIP included

January 2011

Athabasca University Press

Light from Ancient Campfires is the first book in twenty years to gather together a comprehensive prehistoric archaeological record of the Northern Plains First Nations. In this important examination of the region's earliest inhabitants, author Trevor R. Peck reviews the many changes of interpretation that have occurred in relevant literature published during the last two decades. Beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence for people in Alberta, Light from Ancient Campfires covers each period in chronological sequence....Light from Ancient Campfires provides a new definition for each archaeological phase, setting previous literature in a new light.

LC 2010674474, ISBN 9781897425961 (p.)

PLR: S


972.81

Grandin, Greg, Deborah T. Levenson, and Elizabeth Oglesby (Editors)

The Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics

688 pp., 6" x 9", 106 illustrations, $99.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Duke University Press

This reader brings together more than 200 texts and images in a broad introduction to Guatemala's history, culture, and politics. Many pieces were originally published in Spanish, and most of those appear in English for the first time.

LC 2011021946, ISBN 9780822350941 (c.), ISBN 9780822351078 (p.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


972.850

Ram<0x00ED>rez, Sergio

Adi<0x00F3>s Muchachos: A Memoir of the Sandinista Revolution

264 pp., 6" x 9", $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

Duke University Press

Adi<0x00F3>s Muchachos is a candid insider's account of the leftist Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. During the 1970s, Sergio Ram<0x00ED>rez led prominent intellectuals, priests, and business leaders to support the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). After the Sandinistas overthrew the Somoza regime in 1979, Ram<0x00ED>rez served as vice-president under Daniel Ortega from 1985 until 1990. Ram<0x00ED>rez defected from the Sandinistas in 1995 and founded the Sandinista Renovation Movement.

LC 2011021961, ISBN 9780822350699 (c.), ISBN 9780822350873 (p.)

PLR: G


972.940

Curnutte, Mark

A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives

272 pp., 6" x 9", 55 color photographs, bibliography, index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

Vanderbilt University Press

A detailed look at the daily lives of three impoverished families living in a slum of Gonaives, demonstrating the great commonalities of all people despite surface differences of race, class and nationality.

LC 2010047264, ISBN 9780826517838 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.01

Richter, Daniel K.

Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts

560 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 88 halftones, 13 maps, index, bibliography, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

In this epic synthesis, Richter reveals a new America. Surveying many centuries prior to the American Revolution, we discover the tumultuous encounters between the peoples of North America, Africa, and Europe and see how the present is the accumulation of the ancient layers of the past.

LC 2010037881, ISBN 9780674055803 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.099

Gutek, Gerald and Patricia Gutek

Pathways to the Presidency: A Guide to the Lives, Homes, and Museums of the U.S. Presidents

360 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 66 illustrations, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2011

The University of South Carolina Press

For serious historians and casual tourists alike, Pathways to the Presidency is an ideal travel guide to touring presidential homes and museums. Gerald and Patricia Gutek invite American history enthusiasts to journey through the private lives of our presidents—from George Washington to George W. Bush—by visiting the family homes of our former chief executives as well as the libraries and museums honoring their presidencies. Aided by the Guteks' extensive research and concise biographies of each of their subjects, readers of this handy guidebook can deepen their knowledge of these central figures in American history.

LC 2011000903, ISBN 9781570039973 (c.), ISBN 9781570039980 (p.)

PLR: G


973.314

Chopra, Ruma

Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution

320 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

The University of Virginia Press

This is a story of how a cross-section of colonists flocked to the British headquarters of New York City to support their ideal of reunion. Despised by the rebels as enemies or as British appendages, New York's refugees hoped to partner with the British to restore peaceful government in the colonies. The British confounded their expectations by instituting martial law in the city and marginalizing loyalist leaders. Still, the loyal Americans did not surrender their vision but creatively adapted their rhetoric and accommodated military governance to protect their long-standing bond with the mother country. They never imagined that allegiance to Britain would mean a permanent exile from their homes.

LC 2010036114, ISBN 9780813931098 (c.)

AASL: O

PLR: RG


973.7

Gallagher, Gary W.

The Union War

256 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 41 halftones, index, bibliography, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

Harvard University Press

Today, many believe the Civil War was fought over slavery. This view satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gallagher's searing revisionist history shows, it is an anachronistic judgment. Northern citizen-soldiers fought the war to preserve the Union. Emancipation was secondary to the war's primary goal of safeguarding the republic.

LC 2010051977, ISBN 9780674045620 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.7

White, Jonathan W.

Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman

216 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 halftones, bibliography, index, $49.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2011

Louisiana State University Press

In Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War, Jonathan White reveals how the arrest and prosecution of this little-known Baltimore farmer had a lasting impact on the Lincoln administration and Congress as they struggled to develop policies to deal with both northern traitors and southern rebels. His work sheds significant new light on several perennially controversial legal and constitutional issues in American history, including the nature and extent of presidential war powers, the development of national policies for dealing with disloyalty and treason, and the protection of civil liberties in wartime.

LC 2011015406, ISBN 9780807142141 (c.), ISBN 9780807143469 (p.)

PLR: S


973.700

Blight, David W.

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

328 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 4 halftones, index, bibliography, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War's centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of America's most incisive writers—Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson, and James Baldwin—explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.

LC 2011006653, ISBN 9780674048553 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: S


973.709

Borchard, Gregory A.

Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley

160 pp., 5" x 8", 10 illustrations, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

On the American stages of politics and journalism in the mid-nineteenth century, few men were more influential than Abraham Lincoln and his sometime adversary, sometime ally, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. In this compelling new volume, author Gregory A. Borchard explores the intricate relationship between these two vibrant figures, both titans of the press during one of the most tumultuous political eras in American history. Packed with insightful analysis and painstaking research, Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley offers a fresh perspective on these luminaries and their legacies.

LC 2011003166, ISBN 9780809330454 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.709

Burlingame, Michael

Lincoln and the Civil War

176 pp., 5" x 8", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

In Lincoln and the Civil War, Michael Burlingame explores the experiences and qualities that made Abraham Lincoln one of America's most revered leaders. This volume provides an illuminating overview of the entirety of the Civil War and Lincoln's administration, focusing on the ways in which Lincoln's unique combination of psychological maturity, steely determination, and political wisdom made him the North's secret weapon that ultimately led to supremacy over the Confederacy.

LC 2010054551, 9780809330539 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.709

Green, Michael S.

Lincoln and the Election of 1860

144 pp., 5" x 8", $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Abraham Lincoln looms large in American memory. He is admired for his many accomplishments, including his skills as an orator and writer, his Emancipation Proclamation, and his unswerving leadership during the strife-ridden years of the Civil War. Now, Michael S. Green unveils another side to the sixteenth president of the United States: that of the astute political operator. Lincoln and the Election of 1860 examines how, through a combination of political intrigue and deep commitment to the principle of freedom, Lincoln journeyed from Republican underdog to an improbable victor who changed the course of American history.

LC 2010054455, ISBN 9780809330355 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.709

Horrocks, Thomas A., Harold Holzer, and Frank J. Williams (Editors)

The Living Lincoln

240 pp., 6" x 9", 22 illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

The Living Lincoln gives new voice to several aspects of Abraham Lincoln's career as seen through the lens of recent scholarship, in essays that show how the sixteenth president's appeal continues to endure and expand. Featuring eleven essays from major historians, the book offers thoughtful, provocative, and highly original examinations of Lincoln's role as commander-in-chief, his use of the press to shape public opinion, his position as a politician and party leader, and the changing interpretations of his legacy as a result of cultural and social changes over the century and a half since his death.

LC 2010033192, ISBN 9780809330294 (c.)

AASL: S

PLR: S


973.709

Pritchard, Myra Helmer

(Edited and Annotated by Jason Emerson)

The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters

240 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illustrations, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Written in 1927 but barred from publication by the Lincoln family, The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow is based on intimate letters written between Mary Lincoln and her close friend Myra Bradwell during the former's 1875 incarceration in an insane asylum. Bradwell's granddaughter Myra Helmer Pritchard fervently defends Mrs. Lincoln's conduct and sanity in this distinctly sympathetic manuscript and argues that Mary Lincoln was not insane but rather the victim of an overzealous son who had his mother committed. The manuscript and letters were thought to have been destroyed, but were discovered by historian Jason Emerson in 2005.

LC 2010006484, ISBN 9780809330126 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: S


973.709

Winkle, Kenneth J.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln

160 pp., 5" x 8", 9 illustrations, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Abraham and Mary Lincoln's marriage has been characterized as discordant and tumultuous. Kenneth J. Winkle goes beyond this common perception, illustrating that although the waters of the Lincoln household were far from calm, the Lincolns were above all a house united. Calling upon their own words and the reminiscences of family members and acquaintances, Winkle traces the Lincolns from their starkly contrasting childhoods, through their courtship and rise to power, to their years in the White House during the Civil War, ultimately revealing a dynamic love story set against the backdrop of the greatest peril the nation has ever seen.

LC 2011000944, ISBN 9780809330492 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.71

Harris, William C.

Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union

416 pp., 6" x 9", 10 photographs, 1 map, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

University Press of Kansas

The first modern history of Lincoln's border-state policies during the Civil War. "Harris has done something new in Lincoln and Civil War studies....His probing work brings the border states back to center stage and demonstrates how and why Lincoln mastered the art of balancing competing interests without yielding on the essential priority—an insightful lesson on leadership that speaks to our own day. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

LC 2011024072, ISBN 9780700618040 (c.)

PLR: S


973.73

Kreiser, Jr., Lawrence A.

Defeating Lee: A History of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac

416 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $34.95 cloth, $22.00 paper, CIP included

April 2011

Indiana University Press

The battles and legacy of a hard-fighting Civil War unit. [T]he list of significant battles fought by the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, is a long and distinguished one. This absorbing history of the Second Corps follows the unit's creation and rise to prominence, the battles that earned it a reputation for hard fighting, and the legacy its veterans sought to maintain in the years after the Civil War. More than an account of battles, Defeating Lee gets to the heart of what motivated these men, why they fought so hard, and how they sustained a spirited defense of cause and country long after the guns had fallen silent.

LC 2010037579, ISBN 9780253356161 (c.), ISBN 9780253006172 (p.)

AASL: G

PLR: S


973.83

Silbernagel, Robert

Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of the Utes from Colorado

304 pp., 6" x 9", 24 b&w photographs, 6 maps, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2011

The University of Utah Press

Troubled Trails casts new light on the story of the Meeker Affair. Occurring in 1879, this series of events involved the killing of all the men at the Indian Agency headed by Nathan Meeker, the taking of three hostages, and led to the expulsion of the Utes from Colorado. With details found in historical interview transcripts and newspaper articles, Silbernagel tells the story from many perspectives—both white and non-white. As a result, his book paints a multifaceted picture of what took place and, most importantly, his portrayal brings the Ute side of the story into focus.

LC 2011011701, ISBN 9781607811299 (p.)

AASL: RG

PLR: RG


973.917

Fenberg, Steven

Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good

616 pp., 6" x 9", 60 photographs, bibliography, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

Texas A&M University Press

As we grapple today with economic recovery, the role of government, and reliance on other nations for vital resources, Unprecedented Power offers a fascinating and timely perspective. Students and scholars of government and business history, as well as policy makers, regional historians, and interested general readers, will find this book an indispensable addition to their libraries.

LC 2011006491, ISBN 9781603444347 (c.)

PLR: RG


973.917

Jordan, David M.

FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944

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

October 2011

Indiana University Press

A gripping narrative of politics and the presidency in [a] time of war. Although the presidential election of 1944 placed FDR in the White House for an unprecedented fourth term, historical memory of the election itself has been overshadowed by the war, Roosevelt's health and his death the following April, Truman's ascendancy, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb....With its insider tales and accounts of party politics, and campaigning for votes in the shadow of war and an uncertain future, FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944 makes for a fascinating chapter in American political history.

LC 2011015425, ISBN 9780253356833 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


973.92

Kalb, Marvin and Deborah Kalb

Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama

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

May 2011

Brookings Institution Press

This father-daughter journalist team presents a compelling, accessible, and hugely important history of presidential decisionmaking on one crucial issue: in light of the Vietnam debacle, under what circumstances should the United States go to war? Vietnam continues to be an albatross, circling the White House. "In a compelling and totally accessible book, the Kalbs...show how profoundly America's defeat in Vietnam has affected one U.S. administration after another, over the course of the past thirty-six years. If you wonder whether Vietnam still matters, it does."—Ted Koppel, anchor of ABC's Nightline for twenty-five years.

LC 2011013090, ISBN 9780815721314 (c.)

PLR: O, G


973.927

Brennan, Mary C.

Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady

234 pp., 5 1/2" x 9 1/4", 14 photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2011

University Press of Kansas

The first biography of Pat Nixon in 25 years. "Well written and always interesting, Brennan's book reveals exhaustive research in presidential archives and oral-history projects. She offers a far more complex interpretation of Pat than in most other accounts."—Melvin Small, author of The Presidency of Richard Nixon. "This book manages to provide insights into the Nixon family's life in the public eye during turbulent times. Recommended for those interested in our First Ladies, U.S. history, and politics."—Library Journal

LC 2010044916, ISBN 9780700617715 (c.)

AASL: G

PLR: G


974

Bragg, Rick

The Most They Ever Had

166 pp., 5" x 8 1/2", $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Alabama Press

This is a mill story—not of bricks, steel, and cotton, but of the people who suffered it to live in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama.

LC 2009028700, ISBN 9780817356835 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: RG


974.603

Warshauer, Matthew

Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival

332 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 48 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2011

Wesleyan University Press

This book offers readers a remarkable window into Connecticut's involvement in the Civil War through the many facets and stories of battlefield, home front, and factory. Warshauer masterfully reveals the varied attitudes toward slavery and race before, during, and after the war; Connecticut's reaction to the firing on Fort Sumter; the dissent in the state over fighting with the South; the raising of troops; the sacrifice of those who served on the front and at home; and the need for closure after the war. This book is a concise, amazing account of a complex and troubling war.

LC 2010040978, ISBN 9780819571380 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: O


975.791

Williams, Susan Millar and Stephen G. Hoffius

Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow

392 pp., 6" x 9", 36 b&w photographs, 2 maps, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2011

University of Georgia Press

On August 31, 1886, a massive earthquake centered near Charleston, South Carolina, sent shock waves as far north as Maine, down into Florida, and west to the Mississippi River. When the dust settled, residents of the old port city were devastated by the death and destruction. Upheaval in Charleston is a gripping account of natural disaster and turbulent social change in a city known as the cradle of secession.

LC 2010045462, ISBN 9780820337159 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: O


975.804

Auslander, Mark

The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family

376 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w photographs, 12 figures, index, $69.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Georgia Press

What does one contested account of an enslaved woman tell us about our difficult racial past? Part history, part anthropology, and part detective story, The Accidental Slaveowner traces, from the 1850s to the present day, how different groups of people have struggled with one powerful story about slavery.

LC 2011012913, ISBN 9780820340425 (c.), ISBN 9780820340432 (p.)

PLR: RS


975.900

Milanich, Jerald T. and Nina J. Root

Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock's Historic Florida Photographs

224 pp., 10" x 8", $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

University Press of Florida

In April 1905, A. W. Dimock, a New York financier, and his 31 year old son Julian motored their boat across Chokoloskee Bay. They docked at George Storter's store in the small outpost of Everglade on the southwest coast of Florida, at the very edge of Anglo civilization. At Storter's, the Dimocks saw several Seminole Indians....Survivors of three wars, these proud people kept to themselves. Julian, an accomplished photographer, set up his camera and expressed an interest in learning more about their lives. Over the next five years he would amass an unprecedented photographic record of the Seminole people and their surroundings.

LC 2011012175, ISBN 9780813036960 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS


976.106

Flynt, Wayne

Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

416 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Alabama Press

This historical memoir by the widely recognized scholar chronicles the inner workings of Flynt's academic career at Samford and Auburn Universities, as well as his many contributions to the general history of Alabama.

LC 2010052458, ISBN 9780817317546 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: RS


976.335

Blakely, Edward J.

My Storm: Managing the Recovery of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

208 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2011

University of Pennsylvania Press

My Storm is a firsthand account of a critical sixteen months in the post-Katrina recovery process. It tells the story of Blakely's endeavor to transform the shell of a cherished American city into a city that could not only survive but thrive. He considers the recovery effort's successes and failures, candidly assessing the challenges at hand and the work done—admitting that he sometimes stumbled, especially in managing press relations. For Blakely, the story of the post-Katrina recovery contains lessons for all current and would-be planners and policy makers. It is, perhaps, a cautionary tale.

LC 2011026052, ISBN 9780812243857 (c.)

PLR: RS


977

Leichtle, Kurt E. and Bruce G. Carveth

Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom

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

May 2011

Southern Illinois University Press

Edward Coles was a wealthy heir to a central Virginia plantation, an ardent emancipator, the second governor of Illinois, the loyal personal secretary to President James Madison, and a close antislavery associate of Thomas Jefferson. Yet never before has a full-length book detailed his remarkable life story and his role in the struggle to free all slaves. In Crusade Against Slavery, Kurt E. Leichtle and Bruce G. Carveth correct this oversight with the first modern and complete biography of a unique but little-known and quietly influential figure in American history.

LC 2010039079, ISBN 9780809330423 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: RS


977.1

Cadet, Jean-Robert

My Stone of Hope: From Haitian Slave Child to Abolitionist

293 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 b&w photographs, $29.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

October 2011

University of Texas Press

From the author of Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American, which has sold more than 25,000 copies, comes a searing memoir that puts a human face on the issue of child slavery and sounds a call to end it through advocacy and education.

LC 2011022404, ISBN 9780292728530 (c.), ISBN 9780292729292 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: RS


978

Kaye, Frances W.

Goodlands: A Meditation and History on the Great Plains

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

May 2011

Athabasca University Press

Amer-European settlement of the Great Plains transformed bountiful Native soil into pasture and cropland, distorting the prairie ecosystem as it was understood and used by the peoples who originally populated the land. Settlers justified this transformation with the unexamined premise of deficiency, according to which the Great Plains region was inadequate in flora and fauna and the region lacking in modern civilization. Drawing on history, sociology, art, and economic theory...Kaye counters the argument of deficiency, pointing out that, in its original ecological state, no region can possibly be incomplete. Goodlands examines the settlers' misguided theory, discussing the ideas that shaped its implementation, the forces that resisted it, and Indigenous ideologies.

LC 2011431527, ISBN 9781897425985 (p.)

PLR: RS


978.004

Rosoff, Nancy B. and Susan Kennedy Zeller (Editors)

Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains

256 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 198 illustrations-170 in color, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2011

University of Washington Press

The tipi is an iconic symbol of Native North American culture. Ideally suited to a nomadic lifestyle, it was the heart of Plains traditions. Trade and innovation brought new materials to Plains people and more permanent settlements, but the tipi remained central to Plains culture and identity. Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs and artwork, Tipi reveals the history and significance of this remarkable architectural form from the 1830s to the present. "For scholars, educators and other interested people, this is a not-to-be missed book that should serve as a model for others. Highly recommended."—Choice

LC 2010022208, ISBN 9780295990774 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

PLR: O


978.02

Hyde, Anne F.

Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800<0x2013>1860

648 pp., 6" x 9", 43 illustrations, 12 maps, $40.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2011

University of Nebraska Press

Empires, Nations, and Families considers the role of family and trade networks in shaping the American West in the nineteenth century. It shows how the world of river and maritime trade effectively shifted political power away from military and diplomatic circles into the hands of local people in the North American West. Tracing family stories from the Canadian North to the Spanish and Mexican borderlands and from the Pacific Coast to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Anne F. Hyde's narrative moves from the earliest years of the Indian trade to the Mexican War and the gold rush era.

LC 2011000174, ISBN 9780803224056 (c.)

PLR: RG


978.033

Hurt, R. Douglas

The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century

344 pp., 6" x 9", 21 b&w illustrations, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

The University of Arizona Press

The first book of its kind on the Great Plains (covering ten states from North Dakota to Texas), The Big Empty is a sweeping historical survey of the region in the twentieth century. "This is an important book because it dares to take on—with much success—a topic, a region, and indeed a state of mind, none of which can be defined without considerable ambiguity or controversy. Hurt approaches the Great Plains primarily through social history, but also incorporates environmental, economic, and political history masterfully in this synthesis."—David Vaught, author of After the Gold Rush

LC 2011010715, ISBN 9780816529704 (c.), ISBN 9780816529728 (p.)

PLR: RS


978.700

Johnson, Thomas H. and Helen S. Johnson

Two Toms: Lessons from a Shoshone Doctor

104 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photographs, 1 map, $15.95 paper, CIP included

April 2011

The University of Utah Press

In 1969, young anthropologist Tom Johnson went to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming where he met Tom Wesaw, an 83-year-old Shoshone doctor....Wesaw could no longer drive, which posed problems in making house calls. Johnson began aiding Wesaw in his day to day labor, and in exchange, the elder Tom showed the younger Tom his work. The two were together so often the Wind River people began to refer to them affectionately by one name: Two Toms. The Shoshone doctor wanted his student to share everything he saw and heard....[In] Two Toms he has. [This book is an] engaging narrative filled with valuable anthropological information, [and]...details about the Shoshone culture.

LC 2010050528, ISBN 9781607810902 (p.)

PLR: RS


979.438

Makley, Michael J.

A Short History of Lake Tahoe

192 pp., 6" x 8", 54 b&w photographs, $21.95 paper, CIP included

September 2011

University of Nevada Press

A Short History of Lake Tahoe recounts the long, fascinating history of Lake Tahoe. Author Michael J. Makley examines the geology and natural history of the lake and introduces the people who shaped its history, including the Washoe Indians and such colorful characters as Mark Twain and legendary teamster Hank Monk, and later figures like entertainer Frank Sinatra and Olympic skier Julia Mancuso. He also covers the development of the lake's surrounding valley, including the impacts of mining, logging, and tourism, and the economic, political, and social controversies regarding the use and misuse of the lake's resources.

LC 2011013725, ISBN 9780874178500 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: RS


979.759

Spagna, Ana Maria

Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness

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

April 2011

Oregon State University Press

In Potluck, Ana Maria Spagna explores the enduring human connection to place, journeying from Tijuana to a California beach to Utah's canyon country—and, always, back to the sparsely populated valley in the North Cascades that she calls home. Potluck homes in on the everyday gatherings that, over time, define a community: a makeshift wedding, an art gallery opening, a farewell potluck, a work party, a campfire, a political caucus, a funeral. "What connects us?" Spagna asks, and she reveals, again and again, the gift of community—easy and uneasy, deep and enduring and essential.

LC 2010049243, ISBN 9780870715914 (p.)

PLR: RG


979.8

Naske, Claus M. and Herman E. Slotnick

Alaska: A History

520 pp., 8" x 10", 107 b&w illustrations, 15 maps, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2011

University of Oklahoma Press

"Buckle your seat belt as distinguished historians Claus M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick take you on an Alaskan odyssey at rocket speed. Naske and Slotnick recount the journey with the accuracy of renowned historians, the intimate insights of anthropologists, and the warmth and wisdom of legendary storytellers. You will meet the courageous people who loved and settled this land, the patriots, the idealists, and the entrepreneurs, as well as the personalities, politics, power, and money that make it all happen."—Tony Knowles, 7th Governor of Alaska (1994<0x2013>2002)

LC 2010028186, ISBN 9780806140407 (c.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLR: RG


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980-999 South American and Other History


980.004

Gates, Jr., Henry Louis

Black in Latin America

256 pp., 6" x 9", 50 b&w illustrations, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2011

New York University Press

Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries. "In approaching this vast topic, Gates displays disarming modesty and enthusiasm; his tone is that of a letter from a perceptive friend who can't wait to share what he's learned."—The New Yorker

LC 2011007759, ISBN 9780814732984 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLR: G, O


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