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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History


900-919 Geography

940-949 European History

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

900-919 Geography


909.097

Mason, Mike

Global Shift: Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1945-2007

360 pp., 6" x 9", $100.00 cloth, $29.95 paper

December 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

An insightful account of the recent histories of nearly two dozen states, Global Shift is a dynamic, nuanced study of what is sometimes referred to as the "Third World." Seeking to illuminate the deep economic chasm between the global East and West, Mike Mason presents a new perspective of decolonization, neocolonialism, and global capitalism in the context of the rise and decline of a hegemonic America.

ISBN 9780773540620 (c.), ISBN 9780773540637 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


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920-929 Biography


920

Nielsen, Arne

We Gambled Everything: The Life and Times of an Oilman

304 pp., 6" x 9", 95 b&w photographs, maps, foreword, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

The University of Alberta Press

During his six decades in the business, Canadian Petroleum Hall of Famer Arne Nielsen witnessed critical events in the oil industry and influenced Canada's economic history. Nielsen's expansive knowledge of geology and the oil industry has made him one of the most influential figures of his time....Arne Nielsen witnessed the evolution of the oil industry that is a key driver of Alberta's contemporary economy. His memoir provides crucial details and unique perspectives on events that will be of interest to the next generation of oil industry executives as well as to consumers, economists, and ecologists.

ISBN 9780888645982 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


920

Williams, Jack R.

(Illustrations by Jo Proferes)

Be Brave, Tah-hy!: The Journey of Chief Joseph's Daughter

144 pp., 10" x 8", color and b&w illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

Washington State University Press

On June 17, 1877, gunshots marked the start of war—one that swept twelve-year-old Tah-hy and her people into a harrowing journey across the American West. Relentlessly pursued, they endured multiple battles, cold, hunger, and death. Eventually, after months of exile and heartbreak, they began their path to a new way of life. Told in her young voice, this biographical novel brings to life the momentous flight and its aftermath. Originally intended for Nez Perce classrooms, the appealing narrative and exquisite illustrations depict many aspects of the Nimiipuu Dreamer culture—especially female roles and perspectives—and remind us what was lost when the Nez Perce were overpowered and displaced.

LC 2012034419, ISBN 9780874223132 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


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930-939 History of the Ancient World


932

Fisher, Marjorie M., et al. (Editors)

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile

472 pp., 9" x 12", 200 color illustrations, $59.95 cloth

October 2012

The American University in Cairo Press

For most of the modern world, ancient Nubia seems an unknown and enigmatic land. Only a handful of archaeologists have studied its history or unearthed the Nubian cities, temples, and cemeteries that once dotted the landscape of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Nubia's remote setting in the midst of an inhospitable desert, with access by river blocked by impassable rapids, has lent it not only an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration....This book attempts to document some of what has recently been discovered about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and thereby to give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

ISBN 9789774164781 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: O


937.725

Coates, Victoria C. Gardner, Kenneth Lapatin, and Jon L. Seydl

The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

256 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", 150 color and 20 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Getty Publications

The modern obsession with the destruction of Pompeii, seen through the eyes of the foremost visual and literary artists of the last three centuries, is explored in this volume.

LC 2012012303, ISBN 9781606061152 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


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940-949 European History


940.1

Cardini, Franco

The Companion to Medieval Society

288 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 3/4", full colour illustrations, $49.95 cloth

November 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

Presenting one thousand years of Medieval European society through its pivotal political events and representative art works, The Companion to Medieval Society is the most comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of the period to date. Offering an extraordinary historical synthesis, Franco Cardini, one of Italy's foremost experts in medieval studies, distills a lifetime's worth of knowledge into this compelling and accessible work.

ISBN 9780773541030 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


940.412

Barkley, John Lewis

(Introduction and notes by Steven Trout)

Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 14 photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

University Press of Kansas

John Lewis Barkley's memoir provides a rare and vivid ground-level look at World War I through the eyes of a soldier whose exploits rivaled those of Sergeant York and won him the Congressional Medal of Honor.

LC 2012000697, ISBN 9780700618422 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


940.508

Crowley, John, William J. Smyth, and Mike Murphy (Editors)

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

720 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 100 illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

New York University Press

Illuminates the effects and echoes of Ireland's greatest tragedy....by including original maps of population decline, analysis and examples of poetry, contemporary art, written and oral accounts, numerous illustrations, and photography, all of which help to paint a fuller picture of the event and to trace its impact and legacy. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated volume, over fifty chapters on history, politics, geography, art, population, and folklore provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and insights into this event.

LC 2012018447, ISBN 9780814771488 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


940.531

Abella, Irving and Harold Troper

None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948

384 pp., 6" x 9", 8 illustrations, $29.95 paper

August 2012

University of Toronto Press

Now back in print, this award winning book is one of the most significant studies of Canadian history ever written. None Is Too Many conclusively lays to rest the comfortable notion that Canada has always been an accepting and welcoming society. Detailing the country's refusal to offer aid, let alone sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1948, it is an immensely bleak and discomfiting story—and one that was largely unknown before the book's publication. "A brilliant work of history."—American Jewish History

ISBN 9781442614079 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


940.531

Laughlin, Estelle Glaser

Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust

224 pp., 6" x 8", 21 b&w photographs, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Texas Tech University Press

A harrowing tale of destruction and loss amid the Holocaust ghetto and concentration camps of Holocaust Poland, it is also a story of the goodness that still exists in a dark world, of survival and renewal.

LC 2012031150, ISBN 9780896727670 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


940.534

Kochanski, Halik

The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

784 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 32 halftones, 8 maps, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Harvard University Press

World War II gripped Poland as it did no other country. Invaded by Germany and the USSR, it was occupied from the first day of war to the last, and then endured 45 years behind the Iron Curtain while its wartime partners celebrated their freedom. The Eagle Unbowed tells, for the first time, the story of Poland's war in its entirety and complexity.

LC 2012026952, ISBN 9780674068148 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


940.542

Kay, Alex J., Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel (Editors)

Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization

370 pp., 6" x 9", $85.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2012

The University of Rochester Press

Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 and events on the Eastern Front that same year were pivotal to the history of World War II. It was during this year that the radicalization of Nazi policy-through both an all-encompassing approach to warfare and the application of genocidal practices-became most obvious....This collection of essays...provides readers with the most current interpretations of Germany's military, economic, racial, and diplomatic policies in 1941. In its breadth and depth and its thematic focus on total war, genocide, and radicalization, this volume fills a considerable gap in English-language literature on Germany's war of annihilation against the Soviet Union and the radicalization of World War II during this critical year.

LC 2011047379, ISBN 9781580464079 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: S


940.548

Tamura, Linda

Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River

368 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, $24.95 paper, CIP included

September 2012

University of Washington Press

Linda Tamura, who grew up in Hood River, conducted extensive oral histories with veterans, their families, and members of the community to document the town's attempts to prevent the return of Japanese American (Nisei) soldiers following their wartime service. "Tamura's cautionary tale depicts the unsung bravery and resilience of Japanese American WWII veterans in the face of postwar racism....This important chronicle of the community's wartime contributions interweaves fact and anecdote, exposing incidents like the removal of 16 Nisei soldiers' names from a local war memorial."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012011201, ISBN 9780295992099 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


947.086

Hill, Fiona and Clifford G. Gaddy

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

390 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, notes, bibliography, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Brookings Institution Press

Who is Vladimir Putin? As Russia's dominant political figure for more than a decade, observers have variously described him as a "man from nowhere"—a man with no face, substance, or soul. But in this book, Russia experts Hill and Gaddy reveal Putin as a man of many and complex identities, a man more intricate and multifaceted than he wants the world to believe he is. Drawing on many sources, including their own personal encounters, they argue that there are, in fact, several "real" Putins....Hill and Gaddy also examine the nature of the political system Putin has built, explaining it as a logical result of these identities.

LC 2012041470, ISBN 9780815723769 (c.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: O


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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


951.050

Evans, Brian L.

Pursuing China: Memoir of a Beaver Liaison Officer

312 pp., 6" x 9", over 50 b&w photographs, notes, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

The University of Alberta Press

Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past five decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, diplomat, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada's relations with China....the current impact of China on Canadian higher education; and recent Chinese history seen within a broader context. Through words and photographs, Evans seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the nature and wide range of Canada-China relations, an area in which he himself has played a role.

LC 2012371125, ISBN 9780888646002 (p.)

AASL: RG, S/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


951.904

Pash, Melinda L.

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

344 pp., 6" x 9", 26 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

New York University Press

Reinstates the often overlooked veterans of the Korean War to their rightful position.

LC 2012024954, ISBN 9780814767696 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


953.63

Fromherz, Allen J.

Qatar: A Modern History

224 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, 1 figure, 2 tables, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

Georgetown University Press

In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen J. Fromherz presents a full portrait that analyzes Qatar's crucial role in the Middle East and its growing regional influence within a broader historical context. Drawing on original sources in Arabic, English, and French as well as his own fieldwork in the Middle East, the author deftly traces the influence of the Ottoman and British empires and Qatar's Gulf neighbors on the country prior to Qatar's meteoric rise in the post-independence era....This book is as unique as the country it documents—a multi-faceted picture of the political, cultural, religious, social, and economic make up of modern Qatar.

LC 2011037928, ISBN 9781589019102 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


956.054

Kurtzer, Daniel C., et al.

The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

348 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2012

Cornell University Press

The failure of American diplomacy in its persistent attempts to coax Arabs and Israelis into a peace settlement had far-reaching consequences for the Middle East, and indeed for U.S. standing in the region. The many memoirs and personal accounts that described this frustrating story of vain efforts and missed opportunities have all offered, inevitably, only partial and frequently one-sided descriptions. This is precisely what makes this thorough and even-handed account such an indispensable work for our understanding of past failures and the lessons to be drawn from them.

LC 2012009132, ISBN 9780801451478 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


958.104

Felbab-Brown, Vanda

Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-Building in Afghanistan

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

November 2012

Brookings Institution Press

After more than a decade of great effort and sacrifice by America and its allies, the Taliban still has not been defeated, and many Afghans believe that a civil war is coming. Aspiration and Ambivalence analyzes the U.S. and international efforts in Afghanistan and offers detailed recommendations for dealing with the precarious situation leading up to the 2014 transition to Afghan control and beyond....Felbab-Brown combines thorough research and analysis with vivid personal accounts of her time spent in the war-torn nation—powerful vignettes illustrating the Afghan aspirations for peace, stability, and sovereignty and the stubborn obstacles to securing them.

LC 2012040225, ISBN 9780815724414 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: O


958.104

Munoz, Arturo

U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010

202 pp., 6" x 9", 30 color photographs, 24 color figures, 3 b&w figures, 7 b&w tables, bibliography, $36.00 paper, CIP included

April 2012

RAND Corporation

The U.S. Marine Corps, which has long recognized the importance of influencing the civilian population in a counterinsurgency environment, requested an evaluation of the effectiveness of the psychological operations element of U.S. military information operations in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010 based on how well messages and themes were tailored to target audiences. This monograph responds to that request.

LC 2011049898, ISBN 9780833051516 (p.)

AASL: S/P


958.104

Rothstein, Hy and John Arquilla (Editors)

Afghan Endgames: Strategy and Policy Choices for America's Longest War

248 pp., 6" x 9", 4 figures, $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Georgetown University Press

Afghan Endgames brings together some of the finest minds in the fields of history, strategy, anthropology, ethics, and mass communications to provide a clear, balanced, and comprehensive assessment of the alternatives for restoring peace and stability to Afghanistan.

LC 2011036098, ISBN 9781589019089 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


959.704

Martini, Edwin A.

Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty

320 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, 1 map, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

This book examines the far-reaching impact of Agent Orange, the infamous dioxin-contaminated herbicide used by American forces in Southeast Asia. Martini's aim is not simply to reconstruct the history of the "chemical war" but to investigate the ongoing controversy over the short and long-term effects of weaponized defoliants on the environment of Vietnam, on the civilian population, and on the troops who fought on both sides. Martini draws on military records, government reports, scientific research, visits to contaminated sites, and interviews to disentangle conflicting claims and evaluate often ambiguous evidence. He shows that the impact of Agent Orange is global in reach and surrounded by scientific, medical, legal, and political uncertainty.

LC 2012028716, ISBN 9781558499744 (c.), ISBN 9781558499751 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


959.704

Steinbeck, John

(Edited by Thomas E. Barden)

Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War

240 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

The University of Virginia Press

Thomas E. Barden's Steinbeck in Vietnam offers for the first time a complete collection of the dispatches Steinbeck wrote as a war correspondent for Newsday....Drawing on four primary-source archives—the Steinbeck collection at Princeton, the Papers of Harry F. Guggenheim at the Library of Congress, the Pierpont Morgan Library's Steinbeck holdings, and the archives of Newsday—Barden's collection brings together the last published writings of this American author of enduring national and international stature....Barden includes extensive notes as well as an introduction that provides background on the essays themselves, the military situation, the social context of the 1960s, and Steinbeck's personal and political attitudes at the time.

LC 2011026049, ISBN 9780813932576 (c.)

AASL: S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O


960.32

Young, Crawford

The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010

488 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, 12 tables, $31.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

Crawford Young offers an informed and authoritative comparative overview of fifty years of African independence, drawing on his decades of research and first-hand experience on the African continent.

LC 2012015295, ISBN 9780299291440 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


967.240

Soderlund, Walter C., et al.

Africa's Deadliest Conflict: Media Coverage of the Humanitarian Disaster in the Congo and the United Nations Response 1997-2008

258 pp., 6" x 9", 16 tables, 2 maps, index, $38.95 paper, CIP included

August 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

[This book] attempts to explain why the international community dealt so ineffectively with a brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which between 1997 and 2011 claimed an estimated 5.5 million. The book focuses on the role of mass media in creating a will to intervene, a role considered by many to be the key to prodding a reluctant international community to action. Included in the book are a primer on Congolese history, a review of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the Congo, and a detailed examination of both US television news and New York Times coverage of the Congo from 1997 through 2008.

ISBN 9781554588350 (p.)

AASL: S/P

CODES/RUSA: S


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970-979 North American and United States History


970.004

Muckle, Robert J.

Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview

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

February 2012

University of Toronto Press

Most books dealing with North American Indigenous peoples are exhaustive in coverage. They provide in-depth discussion of various culture areas which, while valuable, sometimes means that the big picture context is lost. This book offers a corrective to that trend by providing a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present. It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, traditional lifeways, the colonial era, and contemporary Indigenous culture. Muckle also explores the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists with rigor and honesty. The result is a remarkably comprehensive book.

LC 2012371121, ISBN 9781442603561 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: G


971.063

Brookfield, Tarah

Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women, Child Safety, and Global Insecurity

306 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, index, $39.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Examines Canadian women's efforts to protect children's health and safety between the dropping of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 and the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Amid this global insecurity, many women participated in civil defence or joined the disarmament movement as means to protect their families from the consequences of nuclear war. From all walks of life, and from all parts of the country, they dedicated themselves to finding ways to survive the hottest periods of the Cold War. What united these women was their shared concern for children's survival amid Cold War fears and dangers.

ISBN 9781554586233 (p.)

AASL: RG/P


972.030

Mraz, John

Photographing the Mexican Revolution: Commitments, Testimonies, Icons

328 pp., 8" x 9", 197 duotones, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

University of Texas Press

Acclaimed photography historian John Mraz carries out a monumental analysis of photographs produced during the Mexican Revolution, focusing primarily on those made by Mexicans, in order to discover who took the images and why, to what ends, with what intentions, and for whom. He explores how photographers expressed their commitments visually, what aesthetic strategies they employed, and which identifications and identities they forged. Mraz demonstrates that...there were many who covered the long civil war, including women. He shows that specific photographers can even be linked to the contending forces and reveals a pattern of commitment that has been little commented upon in previous studies.

LC 2011033193, ISBN 9780292735804 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


973

Bruggeman, Seth C. (Editor)

Born in the U.S.A.: Birth, Commemoration, and American Public Memory

296 pp., 6" x 9", 12 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Scores of birthplace monuments and historic childhood homes dot the American landscape. These special places, many dating to the early years of the last century, have enshrined nativity alongside patriotism and valor among the key pillars of the nation's popular historical imagination. The essays in this volume suggest that the way Americans have celebrated famous births reflects evolving expectations of citizenship as well as a willingness to edit the past when those hopes go unfulfilled. The contributors also demonstrate that the reinvention of origin myths at birthplace monuments still factors in American political culture and the search for meaning in an ever-shifting global order.

LC 2012007992, ISBN 9781558499379 (c.), ISBN 9781558499386 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


973

Lepore, Jill

The Story of America: Essays on Origins

432 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", bibliographical references, index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Princeton University Press

"Jill Lepore is one of America's most interesting scholars—a distinguished historian and a brilliant essayist. This prolific collection of articles and essays is a remarkable body of work that moves from early America to our present, contentious age."—Alan Brinkley, author of The Publisher. "Tackling a wide variety of subjects—e.g., the Founding Fathers, Charles Dickens, Clarence Darrow, Charlie Chan, voting regulations, the decline of inaugural speeches—the author proves to be a funny, slightly punky literary critic, reading between the lines of American history....As smart, lively, and assured as modern debunkery gets."—Kirkus Reviews

LC 2012016854, ISBN 9780691153995 (c.)

AASL: G/HS


973.301

James, Ronald M. and Robert E. Stewart (Editors)

The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh

280 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 6 b&w illustrations, 1 map, index, 3 appendices, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Nevada Press

Brothers Ethan and Hosea Grosh left Pennsylvania in 1849, joining men from all over the world intent on finding a fortune in the California Gold Rush. They traveled from San Francisco into the Sierra and Nevada's Gold Canyon. Collected in print for the first time, their letters home offer vivid commentaries on the turbulent western frontier, life in Gold Rush camps, and the heartbreaking labor of mining. Rich in color and important historical details, their letters provide one of the earliest accounts of what would become the famed Comstock Mining District. Generously annotated with introductions and appendices for context.

LC 2012012188, ISBN 9780874178852 (c.)

AASL: G, R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


973.460

Stanton, Lucia

"Those Who Labor for My Happiness": Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 29 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, 4 figures, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

The University of Virginia Press

Stanton's pioneering work deepened our understanding of Jefferson without demonizing him. But perhaps even more important is the light her writings have shed on the lives of the slaves at Monticello. Her detailed reconstruction for modern readers of slaves' lives vividly reveals their active roles in the creation of Monticello....The essays collected here address a rich variety of topics, from family histories (including the Hemingses) to the temporary slave community at Jefferson's White House to stories of former slaves' lives after Monticello. Each piece is characterized by Stanton's deep knowledge of her subject and by her determination to do justice to both Jefferson and his slaves.

LC 2011035898, ISBN 9780813932231 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Dirck, Brian R.

Lincoln and the Constitution

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

May 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

In this highly readable study of Abraham Lincoln's thoughts and actions concerning the U.S. Constitution, Brian R. Dirck combines extensive primary research and thoughtful, accessible consideration of Lincoln's views to reveal new insights into Lincoln's impact on the U.S. Constitution. In the statesman's roles as a leading antebellum politician, an ardent critic of slavery, and the president of the United States during the Civil War, Lincoln fashioned a strong antislavery constitutional ideology and articulated a constitutional vision of the Civil War that reinforced his determination to restore the Union.

LC 2011032610, ISBN 9780809331178 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Emerson, Jason

Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln

640 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 27 illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln's oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln's life are misunderstood by some and unknown to others. Historian Jason Emerson illuminates the life and achievements of this remarkable man in Giant in the Shadows. Emerson, after nearly ten years of research, draws upon previously unavailable materials to offer a definitive biography of the famous lawyer, businessman, and statesman who, much more than merely the son of America's most famous president, made his own indelible mark on one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in United States history.

LC 2011008852, ISBN 9780809330553 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.709

Emerson, Jason

The Madness of Mary Lincoln

272 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illustrations, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America's most tragic first ladies. Emerson charts Mary Lincoln's mental illness and shows how a predisposition to psychiatric illness and a life full of mental and emotional trauma led to her commitment to an asylum in 1875. It also analyzes Mary's oldest son Robert, who had her committed in 1875, to give a new view of his motivation. Based on the discovery of Mary's "lost" insanity letters, this historical page-turner utilizes previously unpublished primary materials as well as the consultation of psychiatric experts.

LC 2007003343, ISBN 9780809330102 (p.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Masur, Louis P.

Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 halftones in 2 b&w mock inserts, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Lincoln's Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.

LC 2012009044, ISBN 9780674066908 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.709

Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R.

Lincoln and Medicine

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

October 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

The life of America's sixteenth president has continued to fascinate the public since his tragic death. Now, Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein unveils an engaging volume on the medical history of the Lincoln family. Lincoln and Medicine, the first work on the subject in nearly eighty years, investigates the most enduring controversies about Lincoln's mental health, physical history, and assassination; the conditions that afflicted his wife and children, both before and after his death; and Lincoln's relationship with the medical field during the Civil War, both as commander-in-chief and on a personal level.

LC 2012003168, ISBN 9780809331949 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Striner, Richard

Lincoln and Race

120 pp., 5" x 8", 4 illustrations, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

Abraham Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator, yet his personal views on race have long been debated. Since his death, his legend has been shadowed by the mystery of his true stance toward non-whites. While Lincoln took many actions to fight slavery, his famously crafted speeches can be interpreted in different ways: at times his words suggest personal bigotry, but at other times he sounds like an enemy of racists. Richard Striner takes on one of the most sensitive subjects of Lincoln's legacy, exploring in depth Lincoln's mixed record and writings on the issue of race.

LC 2011031811, ISBN 9780809330775 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Williams, Frank J.

Lincoln as Hero

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

October 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

Lincoln as Hero shows how—whether it was as president, lawyer, or schoolboy—Lincoln extolled the foundational virtues of American society. Williams describes the character and leadership traits that define American heroism. Using both celebrated episodes and lesser-known anecdotes from Lincoln's life and achievements, Williams presents a wide-ranging analysis of these traits as they were demonstrated in Lincoln's rise, starting with his self-education as a young man and moving on to his training and experience as a lawyer, his entry onto the political stage, and his burgeoning grasp of military tactics and leadership.

LC 2012008390, ISBN 9780809332175 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

CODES/RUSA: S


973.709

Williams, Frank J. and Michael Burkhimer (Editors)

(Epilogue by Catherine Clinton)

The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady

392 pp., 6" x 8", 34 illustrations, $32.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

In this fascinating collection, thirteen engaging authors share their views of Mary Lincoln's complex nature and show how she is viewed today. With a superb blend of private and public views of her life, mixed with gripping prose and in-depth documentation, this anthology sheds new light on the enigmatic Mary Lincoln and will capture the imagination of all readers.

LC 2011037896, ISBN 9780809331246 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.735

Woodworth, Steven E. and Charles D. Grear (Editors)

The Chattanooga Campaign

256 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

From the Battle of Wauhatchie to the Battle of Chattanooga, the contributors' well-researched and vividly written assessments of both Union and Confederate actions offer a balanced discussion of the complex nature of the campaign and its aftermath. Other essays give fascinating examinations of the reactions to the campaign in northern newspapers and by Confederate soldiers from west of the Mississippi River. Complete with maps and photographs, The Chattanooga Campaign contains a wealth of detailed information about the military, social, and political aspects of the campaign and contributes significantly to our understanding of the Civil War's western theater.

LC 2011045002, ISBN 9780809331192 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


973.747

Taylor, Guy C.

(Edited by Kevin Alderson and Patsy Alderson)

(Introduction by Kathryn Shively Meier)

Letters Home to Sarah: The Civil War Letters of Guy C. Taylor, Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers

358 pp., 6" x 9", 34 b&w photographs, 4 maps, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

The University of Wisconsin Press

Amidst descriptions of soldiering, Taylor's letters to Sarah are threaded with concerns of a young couple separated by war but coping together with childrearing and finances. The letters show Taylor's transformation from a lonely and somewhat disgruntled infantryman to a thoughtful commentator on the greater ideals of the Civil War.

LC 2012015329, ISBN 9780299291204 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


973.775

Hasegawa, Guy R.

Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs

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

September 2012

Southern Illinois University Press

The four years of the Civil War saw bloodshed on a scale unprecedented in the history of the United States. Thousands of soldiers and sailors from both sides who survived the horrors of the war faced hardship for the rest of their lives as amputees. Now Guy R. Hasegawa presents the first volume to explore the wartime provisions made for amputees in need of artificial limbs—programs that, while they revealed stark differences between the resources and capabilities of the North and the South, were the forebears of modern government efforts to assist in the rehabilitation of wounded service members.

LC 2012000923, ISBN 9780809331307 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: S


973.911

O'Toole, Patricia (Editor)

In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt: Quotations from the Man in the Arena

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 11 b&w illustrations, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Cornell University Press

This discerning collection of quotations by our 26th president, an icon who continues to inspire us today, is organized topically by Theodore Roosevelt biographer Patricia O'Toole. These quotations reflect the vast range of Theodore Roosevelt's interests, many which—from America's international role to the environment—are as pressing now as they were a century ago, giving his century-old words remarkable currency. Augmented by an illuminating introductory essay, notes offering biographical and historical context, and bibliographies of Theodore Roosevelt's voluminous writings, this collection is a treasure trove for writers, teachers, students, and Theodore Roosevelt's many admirers.

LC 2012007312, ISBN 9780801449963 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.920

Holmes, David L.

The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama

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

April 2012

University of Georgia Press

"Holmes closely examines the moral allegiances of the twelve presidents who have been elected since the end of World War II, offering a look not only at their professed beliefs or lack thereof, but at how those beliefs were molded by their families, education, church attendance, and spouses....An admirable and colorful yet balanced look at our recent presidents and their religious beliefs."—Library Journal. "Besides his subjects' religious words, deeds, and personal histories, Holmes reports the major dustups involving religion that each endured....Impressively balanced accounts."—Booklist. "Very helpful in collecting what can be known about these individuals' religious lives."—Choice

LC 2011029959, ISBN 9780820338620 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.922

Barrett, David M. and Max Holland

Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis

240 pp., 6" x 9", 4 b&w photographs, 3 line art, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Texas A&M University Press

In Blind over Cuba, David M. Barrett and Max Holland challenge the popular perception of the Kennedy administration's handling of the Soviet Union's surreptitious deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere.

LC 2012004754, ISBN 9781603447683 (c.)

AASL: G, S/P

CODES/RUSA: G


973.924

Holland, Max

Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat

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

March 2012

University Press of Kansas

Reveals for the first time in detail what truly motivated Mark Felt, the FBI's number-two executive, to become the most fabled secret source in American history. Showcases the many twists and turns to Felt's story that are not widely known, revealing not a selfless official acting out of altruistic patriotism, but rather a career bureaucrat with his own very private agenda.

LC 2011046025, ISBN 9780700618293 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


974

Cuate, Melodie A.

Journey to Plum Creek

192 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 1/4", 2 b&w illustrations, 22 line drawings, 2 maps, $17.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In a fast-paced adventure infused with the fascinating cultural and historical details Melodie A. Cuate's Texas stories are known for, her latest installment pits Comanche warriors and culture against the new order of settlers and the Texas Rangers as the young protagonists wind up at the Battle of Plum Creek—and make friends in unexpected places.

LC 2012014643, ISBN 9780896727410 (c.)

AASL: G/MS

CODES/RUSA: RG


974.602

Coughlin, Michelle Marchetti

One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit

288 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

December 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

This book reconstructs the life of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673-1758), the author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, who later moved to Connecticut, she began her diary at the age of fifteen and kept it intermittently until she was well into her seventies. A previously overlooked resource, the diary contains entries on a broad range of topics as well as poems, recipes, folk and herbal medical remedies, religious meditations, and financial accounts. An extensive collection of letters by Coit and her female relatives has also survived, shedding further light on her experiences and those of other colonial American women.

LC 2012030818, ISBN 9781558499669 (c.), ISBN 9781558499676 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


974.604

Purmont, Jon E.

Ella Grasso: Connecticut's Pioneering Governor

256 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illustrations, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2012

Wesleyan University Press

An intimate portrait of Connecticut's first female governor. When Ella Tambussi Grasso ran for governor of Connecticut in 1974, the people of Connecticut chose her as the nation's first woman to be elected governor in her own right—the capstone of a long and successful career dedicated to public service, effective government, and the democratic process. Author Jon E. Purmont, who served as Grasso's executive assistant when she was governor, draws on his diary from that time, research in Grasso's archives, and interviews with Grasso's family and friends to give us a rich and intimate portrait of this political pioneer.

LC 2012022001, ISBN 9780819573438 (c.)

AASL: G, R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


975

Evans, Mari-Lynn, Robert Santelli, and Holly George-Warren (Editors)

The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier

288 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", 100 illustrations, $24.99 paper

December 2012

West Virginia University Press

A beautifully produced companion volume to the public television documentary, The Appalachians fills the void in information about the region, offering a rich portrait of its history and its legacy in music, literature, and film. The text includes essays by some of Appalachia's most respected scholars and journalists; excerpts from never-before-published diaries and journals; firsthand recollections from native Appalachians including Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, and Ralph Stanley; indigenous song lyrics and poetry; and oral histories from common folk whose roots run strong and deep. The Appalachians also includes one hundred illustrations, both archival and newly created. Here is a wondrous book celebrating a unique and valuable heritage.

ISBN 9781935978961 (p.)

AASL: G, R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


975.404

Rivard, Betty (Editor)

(Foreword by Carl Fleischhauer)

(Introduction by Jerry Bruce Thomas)

New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943

240 pp., 8" x 9 1/2", 158 photographs, $29.99 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

West Virginia University Press

New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943 presents images of the state's northern and southern coalfields, the subsistence homestead projects of Arthurdale, Eleanor, and Tygart Valley, and various communities from Charleston to Clarksburg and Parkersburg to Elkins. With over one hundred and fifty images by ten FSA photographers, including Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, and Ben Shahn, this collection is a remarkable record of hardship, hope, endurance, and, above all, community. These photographs provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of West Virginians during the Great Depression and beyond.

LC 2012010847, ISBN 9781933202884 (c.)

AASL: R, S/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


976.335

Powell, Lawrence N.

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

448 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 19 halftones, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Harvard University Press

America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested, hurricane-battered swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site became a crossroads for the Atlantic world. Powell gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through statehood.

LC 2011035074, ISBN 9780674059870 (c.)

AASL: G, R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RG


976.405

Carlson, Paul H. and Tom Crum

Myth, Memory, and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker

216 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w photographs, 3 maps, $29.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In December 1860, along a creek in northwest Texas, a group of U.S. Cavalry under Sgt. John Spangler and Texas Rangers led by Sul Ross raided a Comanche hunting camp, killed several Indians, and took three prisoners. One was the woman they would identify as Cynthia Ann Parker, taken captive from her white family as a child a quarter century before. Myth, Memory, and Massacre peels away assumptions surrounding one of the most infamous episodes in Texas history, even while it adds new dimensions to the question of what constitutes reliable knowledge.

LC 2010020054, ISBN 9780896727076 (c.), ISBN 9780896727465 (p.)

AASL: R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


976.406

Reid, Jan

Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards

495 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 68 b&w photographs, $27.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Texas Press

When Ann Richards delivered the keynote of the 1988 Democratic National Convention and mocked President George H. W. Bush, she instantly became a media celebrity and triggered a rivalry that would alter the course of American history. In 1990, Richards won the governorship of Texas, upsetting the GOP's colorful rancher and oilman Clayton Williams. The first ardent feminist elected to high office in America, she opened up public service to women, blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, gays, and the disabled. Her progressive achievements and the force of her personality created a lasting legacy that far transcends her rise and fall as governor of Texas.

LC 2012016118, ISBN 9780292735804 (c.)

AASL: G, R/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: RS


976.431

Rose, Peter R.

(Foreword by T.R. Fehrenbach)

The Reckoning: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier

288 pp., 6" x 9", 32 b&w photographs, 3 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Texas Tech University Press

Meticulously researched and documented, The Reckoning examines all the players in the struggle for law and order in the vast, waterless tablelands of the Edwards Plateau of Texas. Rose shows frontier West Texas as it really was: a raw, lawless, unforgiving place and time that yielded only stubbornly to Order and its handmaiden, the Rule of Law.

LC 2012020659, ISBN 9780896727694 (c.)

AASL: G/P

CODES/RUSA: RG


977.231

Erekson, Keith A.

Everybody's History: Indiana's Lincoln Inquiry and the Quest to Reclaim a President's Past

272 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

University of Massachusetts Press

Lincoln's enduring popularity makes him an ideal subject for exploring why history matters to ordinary Americans as well as to academic specialists. In this book, Erekson focuses on the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society—an organization composed of lawyers, historians, collectors, genealogists, teachers, college presidents, and newspaper editors—who joined together during the 1920s-30s to recover a part of Lincoln's life his biographers had long ignored: the years from age seven to twenty-one when he lived on the Indiana frontier. Participants in the "Lincoln Inquiry," as it was commonly known, researched old records, interviewed aging witnesses, hosted pageants, built a historical village, and presented their findings in public and in print.

LC 2011045246, ISBN 9781558499140 (c.), ISBN 9781558499157 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

CODES/RUSA: RS


978.004

Carocci, Max

Warriors of the Plains: The Arts of Plains Indian Warfare

160 pp., 8" x 11", 150 colour illustrations, $42.95 paper

April 2012

McGill-Queen's University Press

In this richly illustrated study of a complex society, Max Carocci delves into the history of the North American Plains Indian warrior cultures, examining their ongoing legacy, continuity, and the change between historic war practices and contemporary Native American military associations.

ISBN 9780773540040 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: O, RS


979.404

Gray, Paul Bryan

(Foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken)

A Clamor for Equality: Emergence and Exile of Californio Activist Francisco P. Ram<0x00ED>rez

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 60 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Texas Tech University Press

A biography of the first civil rights activist in Los Angeles, a brilliant eighteen-year-old Mexican-American, Francisco P. Ram<0x00ED>rez, who published a Spanish-language newspaper, El Clamor P<0x00FA>blico, from 1855 to 1859.

LC 2012020658, ISBN 9780896727632 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

CODES/RUSA: S


979.461

Davies, Andrea Rees

Saving San Francisco: Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster

220 pp., 6" x 9", 21 photographs, 8 maps, 5 tables, $86.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

January 2012

Temple University Press

In Saving San Francisco, Andrea Rees Davies tells a new story of the 1906 catastrophe. Weaving the experiences of ordinary people with urban politics and history, Saving San Francisco challenges the long-lived myth that the fire that spread as a result of the quake brought out altruism and leveled class distinctions among residents. Although the relief and rebuilding efforts provided some opportunities for marginalized groups to step outside their limited spheres to find their voices in the public realm, Davies shows how the disaster did not break down social barriers; rather, it maintained the prevailing hierarchies of class, race, and gender.

AASL: 2011016210, ISBN 9781439904329 (c.), ISBN 9781439904336 (p.)

AASL: RS/P


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996.902

Bonura, Sandra and Deborah Day (Editors)

An American Girl in the Hawaiian Islands: Letters of Carrie Prudence Winter, 1890-1893

456 pp., 6" x 9", 69 illustrations, $39.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Hawai'i Press

As the daughter of New England Congregationalists, Carrie Winter had dreamed of being a missionary teacher as a child and reasoned that teaching in Hawai'i while her fianc<0x00E9> pursued a science degree seemed "particularly attractive." During her three years at Kawaiaha'o Female Seminary, Winter wrote often and at length to her "beloved Charlie"; her lively and affectionate letters provide readers with not only an intimate look at nineteenth-century courtship, but many invaluable details about life in Hawai'i during the last years of the monarchy.

LC 2012003454, ISBN 9780824836276 (c.)

CODES/RUSA: O


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