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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


909.049

Matras, Yaron

The Romani Gypsies

336 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Harvard University Press

"Gypsies" have lived among Europeans since the Middle Ages. Yet Roms still seem exotic to Westerners, who often rely on fictional depictions for what they know, or think they know, about this much-misunderstood people. The Romani Gypsies challenges stereotypes that have long been the unwelcome travel companions of this community in Europe and the New World. Yaron Matras offers a perspective-changing account of who the Roms are, how they live today, and how they have survived over centuries.

LC 2014014033, ISBN 9780674368385 (c.), ISBN 9780674744776 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


911.56

Barnes, Ian with Malise Ruthven

Crossroads of War: A Historical Atlas of the Middle East

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 130 color maps, 40 images, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

From the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century, vying armies have clashed over the territory stretching from the Upper Nile to modern-day Iraq and Iran. Ian Barnes's Crossroads of War captures five millennia of conflict and conquest in detailed full-color maps, accompanied by incisive, accessible commentary.

LC 2014014159, ISBN 9780674598492 (c.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O, S


915.412

Kumar, Amitava

A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $19.95 cloth, $9.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Duke University Press

Part memoir, part travelogue, A Matter of Rats is the acclaimed writer Amitava Kumar's account of Patna, one of the world's oldest cities, the capital of India's poorest province, and the author's home town.

LC 2013041901, ISBN 9780822357049 (c.), ISBN 9780822376453 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


917.59

Stone, Mac

Everglades: America's Wetland

304 pp., 11" x 9", 234 color photographs, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2014

University Press of Florida

From Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, from inside the bone-crushing jaws of an alligator to the storms that race across the blackwater backcountry, award-winning conservation photographer Mac Stone takes us on a visual journey through the Everglades. More than 200 striking photographs showcase the natural beauty of this unique wetland, capturing the amazing depths of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

LC 2014934184, ISBN 9780813049854 (c.)

AASL: O/MS

RUSA/CODES: RS

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920-929 Biography


920

Jones, Alethia and Virginia Eubanks (Editors), with Barbara Smith

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith

354 pp., 7" x 10", 12 b&w photographs, 1 map, $100.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

State University of New York Press

Reveals a remarkable woman's life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. "Barbara Smith is a creator of modern feminism as a writer, organizer, editor, publisher, and scholar. Now she has added to her decades as an activist outside the system by becoming an elected official who truly listens, represents, and creates bridges to a common good. She has shown us that democracy is a seed that can only be planted where we are."—Gloria Steinem

LC 2014947017, ISBN 9781438451152 (c.), ISBN 9781438451145 (p.), ISBN 9781438451169 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: O


920

Shindle, Kate

Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 29 b&w illustrations, $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of Texas Press

Kate Shindle weaves an engrossing memoir of her year as Miss America 1998 with a fascinating, insightful history of the pageant to reveal why confident, ambitious young women still compete in a beauty contest that struggles to remain culturally relevant.

LC 2014936789, ISBN 9780292739215 (c.), ISBN 9780292767294 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


920.009

Herná ndez, Daisy

A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir

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

September 2014

Beacon Press

In her coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Herná ndez, the daughter of a Colombian mother and Cuban father, chronicles what the women in her community taught her about race, sex, money, and love. On the outskirts of New York City, Daisy starts in English-as-a-second-language classes and ends up writing for the New York Times. In between, she struggles to understand her family's practice of Santerí a, comes out as bisexual and negotiates the expectations that she become white—like the Italians. A touching and heartfelt exploration of family and identity, A Cup of Water Under My Bed is about sexuality, immigration, race, and class, but it's ultimately a daughter's story of finding herself and creating a new, queer life.

LC 2014000820, ISBN 9780807014486 (c.), ISBN 9780807014493 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


920.009

West, Cornel

(In Dialogue with and Edited by Christa Buschendorf)

Black Prophetic Fire

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

October 2014

Beacon Press

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida Wells-Barnett. West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines....By providing new insights that humanize all of these well-known figures, West takes an important step in rekindling the Black prophetic fire so essential in the age of Obama.

LC 2014010359, ISBN 9780807003527 (c.), ISBN 9780807003534 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: O


927

Chaplin, Charlie

(Edited by Lisa Stein Haven)

A Comedian Sees the World

248 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, index, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook

November 2014

University of Missouri Press

Film star Charlie Chaplin spent February 1931 through June 1932 touring Europe, during which time he wrote a travel memoir entitled "A Comedian Sees the World." This memoir was published as a set of five articles in Women's Home Companion from September 1933 to January 1934 but until now had never been published as a book in the U.S. In presenting the first edition of Chaplin's full memoir, Lisa Stein Haven provides her own introduction and notes to supplement Chaplin's writing and enhance the narrative....Historians, travelers, and those with any bit of curiosity about one of America's most beloved celebrities will all want to have A Comedian Sees the World in their collections.

ISBN 9780826220400 (c.), ISBN 9780826273338 (e.)

AASL: O/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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930-939 History of the Ancient World


930.156

Cline, Eric H.

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

264 pp., 6" x 9", 10 halftones, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Princeton University Press

"[Adds] an archaic flavor to the current stew of apprehension and awe about where the world is going, and what we might find when it gets there....The degree of interpenetration and of cultural sharing is astonishing."—New Yorker. "[A]n excellent, concise survey of the major players of the time, the latest archaeological developments, and the major arguments, regarding the nature of the collapse that fundamentally altered the area around the Mediterranean and the Near East."—Library Journal. "Cline introduces us to a past world with eerie resonance for modern times."—New York Post

LC 2013032059, ISBN 9780691140896 (c.), ISBN 9781400849987 (e.)

AASL: G/HS


937.070

Goldsworthy, Adrian

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

624 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 43 b&w illustrations, 13 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, $49.00 institutional single ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Yale University Press

Caesar Augustus' story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. This biography captures the real man behind the crafted image, his era, and his influence over two millennia. "A first-rate popular biography by a skilled and knowing hand, a fine companion to Goldsworthy's Caesar volume."—Washington Post

LC 2014940657, ISBN 9780300178722 (c.), ISBN 9780300210071 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O

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940-949 European History


940.3

Winter, Jay (Editor)

The Cambridge History of the First World War

(3 Volume Hardback Set)

2340 pp., 6" x 9", 6 b&w and 183 colour illustrations, 34 maps, $450.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2014

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of the First World War is a comprehensive, three-volume work, which provides an authoritative account of the military, political, social, economic and cultural history of the Great War. Reflecting the very latest research in the field, the volumes provide a transnational guide to the course of war and how the dynamics of conflict unfolded throughout the world. Volume 1 surveys the military history, showing the brutal realities of a global war among industrialized powers, whilst Volumes 2 and 3 explore the social, economic, cultural and political challenges that the war presented to politicians, industrialists, soldiers and civilians.

LC 2013007649, ISBN 9781107660588 (c.)

AASL: O, G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


940.412

Barthas, Louis

(Translated by Edward M. Strauss)

Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 18 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $22.00 paper, $35.00 ebook, $59.50 institutional multi ebook, $49.00 institutional single ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Yale University Press

"This translation of the diaries and letters of a French corporal on the Western front in World War I brings the gritty reality of trench warfare to an English-speaking audience in a manner unparalleled even in the best soldier writings from that war. The reader feels and smells and hears the mud, the blood, the fear, the deafening noise of exploding shells, the clatter of machine guns, the cries of the wounded and dying. Here is the war as the men in the trenches experienced it."—James McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

LC 2013041264, ISBN 9780300191592 (c.), ISBN 9780300212488 (p.), ISBN 9780300206951 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.412

Gutié rrez, Edward A.

Doughboys on the Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience

320 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, 1 map, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University Press of Kansas

An engaging and informative narrative drawn from the first-hand accounts of American soldiers who served in France during World War I. "Gutié rrez has done his homework. His book rests on thorough research in masses of hitherto-ignored primary sources, and presents a sweeping, compelling narrative of the experiences of American soldiers in World War I. Finally, the Doughboys have a historian [who is] able to tell their story in all of its many dimensions."—Edward G. Lengel, author of To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War

LC 2014014487, ISBN 9780700619900 (c.), ISBN 9780700620357 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.412

Robinson, Paul

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich: Supreme Commander of the Russian Army

465 pp., 6" x 9", 14 illustrations, $44.95 cloth, $44.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov (1856-1929) was a key figure in late Imperial Russia, and one of its foremost soldiers. This groundbreaking biography—the first to appear in English—covers the Grand Duke's entire life, examining both his private life and his professional career.

LC 2014002302, ISBN 9780875804828 (c.), ISBN 9781609091637 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.412

Sammons, Jeffrey T. and John H. Morrow, Jr.

Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

528 pp., 6" x 9", 40 photographs, 3 maps, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

University Press of Kansas

The definitive account of the most famous African American fighting unit in World War I and their quest for equality in the United States. "Librarians need to make room for Sammons and Morrow's study because their work delves quite deeply into the background of the regiment's formation, the culture of the early-20th-century Harlem, and the complex issues surrounding the formation of an African American fighting unit in an era when Jim Crow was a dominant feature of the U.S. and supported by the federal government from its president on down. Essential."—Choice

LC 2014001451, ISBN 9780700619573 (c.), ISBN 9780700619825 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.531

Anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

(Translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky)

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

416 pp., 6" x 9", 23 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, $35.00 cloth, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Indiana University Press

As a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders. In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes. The book offers a rare glimpse into the complex situation faced by the ghetto leadership and the Jewish policemen, caught between carrying out the demands of the Germans and mollifying the anger and frustration of their own people....Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

LC 2013042348, ISBN 9780253012838 (c.), ISBN 9780253012975 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


940.531

Havey, Lily Yuriko Nakai

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence

224 pp., 7" x 10", 69 color images and b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $24.00 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

University of Utah Press

Lily Nakai and her family lived in Southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign that lit the night. At age ten, she found herself living in a tar-papered barrack. In this creative memoir, Lily Havey combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese American internment camps during World War II. She uses short vignettes—snapshots of people, recreated scenes and events—to describe how a ten-year-old girl grew into a teenager inside these camps. In turns funny, wrenching, touching, and biting but consistently engrossing, they elucidate the daily challenges of life in the camp.

LC 2013043810, ISBN 9781607813439 (c.), ISBN 9781607813453 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


940.531

Henry, Patrick (Editor)

Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis

640 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $39.95 paper, $39.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The Catholic University of America Press

This volume puts to rest the myth that the Jews went passively to the slaughter like sheep. Indeed Jews resisted in every Nazi-occupied country—in the forests, the ghettos, and the concentration camps. The essays presented here consider Jewish resistance to be resistance by Jewish persons in specifically Jewish groups, or by Jewish persons working within non-Jewish organizations.

LC 2013041583, ISBN 9780813225890 (p.), ISBN 9780813225906 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


940.531

Knowles, Anne Kelly, Tim Cole, and Alberto Giordano (Editors)

Geographies of the Holocaust

260 pp., 9" x 10", 86 color illustrations, 8 tables, $40,00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

Indiana University Press

This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular places (the killing zones in the East, deportations from sites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate spaces of bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust puts forward models and a research agenda for different ways of visualizing and thinking about the Holocaust by examining the spaces and places where it was enacted and experienced.

LC 2013046355, ISBN 9780253012111 (c.), ISBN 9780253012319 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


940.542

Dolski, Michael, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley (Editors)

D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration

320 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, 1 map, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, $19.96 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

University of North Texas Press

This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.

LC 2013043836, ISBN 9781574415483 (c.), ISBN 9781574415582 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.547

Okubo, Miné

Citizen 13660

240 pp., 8" x 8", 198 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2014

University of Washington Press

Miné Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent—nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens—who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic memoir of life in relocation centers in California and Utah, illuminates this experience with poignant illustrations and witty, candid text. Now available with a new introduction by Christine Hong and in a wide-format artist edition, this graphic novel can reach a new generation of readers and scholars.

LC 2013042720, ISBN 9780295993928 (c.), ISBN 9780295993546 (p.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


942.018

Rabin, Andrew (Editor)

The Political Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York

256 pp., 5" x 8", GBP £70.00 cloth, GBP £19.99 paper

November 2014

Manchester University Press

Archbishop Wulfstan of York...is among the most important legal and political thinkers of the early Middle Ages....In his homilies and legal tracts, Wulfstan offered a searing indictment of the moral failings that led to England's collapse and formulated a vision of an ideal Christian community that would influence English political thought long after the Anglo-Saxon period had ended. These works, many of which have never before been available in modern English, are collected here for the first time in new, extensively annotated translations that will help readers reassess one of the most turbulent periods in English history and re-evaluate the career of Anglo-Saxon England's most important political visionary.

ISBN 9780719089749 (c.), ISBN 9780719089756 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P


942.038

Barker, Juliet

1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt

528 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 28 color illustrations, 3 maps, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Juliet Barker provides an account of the first great popular uprising in England and a fascinating study of medieval life in English towns and countryside. She tells how and why an unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda.

LC 2014025954, ISBN 9780674368149 (c.), ISBN 9780674744509 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


943.8

Dabrowski, Patrice M.

Poland: The First Thousand Years

506 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illustrations, $45.95 cloth, $45.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

Poland: The First Thousand Years is a sweeping account designed to amplify major figures, moments, milestones, and turning points in Polish history. "In this sprawling and ambitious work,...Dabrowski proceeds systematically from Poland's foundational myths, with their roots at the end of the first millennium, to the fall of Communism and the establishment of democracy in 1989. Dabrowski avoids academic prose, and even those with no background will find the text engrossing. Precise yet lyrical, she convincingly connects the lessons of Polish history to issues of universal import."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2014007233, ISBN 9780875804873 (c.), ISBN 9781609091668 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


946.082

Payne, Stanley G. and Jesú s Palacios

Franco: A Personal and Political Biography

632 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

Two renowned historians of Spain present a deeply researched account that has made extensive use of the Franco Archive (long inaccessible to historians). They conducted in-depth interviews with Franco's only daughter to explain better his family background, personal life, and marital environment, as well as his military and political career.

LC 2014007458, ISBN 9780299302108 (c.), ISBN 9780299302139 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


947.004

Wolf, Moisey

(Edited and translated with an introduction by Judson Rosengrant)

"Therefore, Choose Life...": An Autobiography

272 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, maps, family tree, bibliography, notes, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2014

Oregon State University Press

An annotated translation of the extraordinary autobiography of Dr. Moisey Wolf (1922-2007), "Therefore, Choose Life..." is an important addition to the literature of Jewish experience. Wolf describes his Jewish childhood and youth in pre-war Poland, his escape from the Holocaust and subsequent military service in the Soviet Army during World War II and the following decade, his distinguished career in psychiatry in post-Stalinist Soviet Russia, and his final years in Portland, Oregon, after his departure from the Soviet Union in 1992.

LC 2013041305, ISBN 9780870717444 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


949.304

Vansina, Jan

Through the Day, through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II

320 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 38 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, 2 tables, $26.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

Vansina, a historian and anthropologist best known for his insights into oral tradition and social memory, draws on his own memories and those of his siblings to reconstruct daily life in Belgium during World War II.

LC 2013033115, ISBN 9780299299941 (p.), ISBN 9780299299934 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G

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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


951.249

Lu, Hsiu-lien and Ashley Esarey

My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

344 pp., 6" x 9", 28 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Washington Press

Taiwan's painful struggle for democratization is dramatized here in the life of Lu, a feminist leader and pro-democracy advocate who was imprisoned for more than five years in the 1980s. Unlike such famous Asian women politicians as Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, India's Indira Gandhi, and Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, Lu Hsiu-lien grew up in a family without political connections. Her impoverished parents twice attempted to give her away for adoption, and as an adult she survived cancer and imprisonment, later achieving success as an elected politician—the first self-made woman to serve with such prominence in Asia.

LC 2013046731, ISBN 9780295993645 (c.), ISBN 9780295805054 (e.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


951.505

Nulo, Naktsang

My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone

344 pp., 6" x 9", 30 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Duke University Press

A bestseller in Tibet until it was banned by China, this moving memoir chronicles Naktsang Nulo's childhood in Tibet's Amdo region during the uprising against the Chinese invasion of the 1950s.

LC 2014009913, ISBN 9780822357124 (c.), ISBN 9780822357261 (p.), ISBN 9780822376385 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


954.82

Pandian, Anand and M. P. Mariappan

Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India

232 pp., 6" x 9", 17 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $65.00 cloth, $24.00 paper, $20.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2014

Indiana University Press

Ayya's Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man—orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather—during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States.

LC 2013042011, ISBN 9780253012586 (c.), ISBN 9780253012500 (p.), ISBN 9780253012661 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RS


956.704

Levinson, Nan

War Is Not a Game: The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Rutgers University Press

On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. War Is Not a Game tells the story of these men and women, and the many others who joined them, harnessing their disillusionment, idealism, and determination to become leaders of a nationwide movement, Iraq Veterans Against the War. Nan Levinson chronicles the accomplishments of these brave veterans, showing that sometimes the most vital battles take place on the home front.

LC 2014004945, ISBN 9780813571133 (c.), ISBN 9780813574554 (e.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


956.940

Hirschfeld, Yair

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978-2014

472 pp., 6" x 9", 3 line drawings, $44.95 paper, CIP included

September 2014

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution...is an important insider account of a crucial set of negotiations aimed at settling a seemingly endless conflict. It brings out many new details of negotiating sessions and internal policy and strategy debates, and it is especially insightful on the thirteen-year process that led to the September 1993 Oslo Accords....The historical narrative focuses on a series of negotiations and ongoing efforts under particular Israeli governments. Each chapter concludes with discussions of successes, failures, and lessons learned.

LC 2014009613, ISBN 9781421414140 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


959.303

Habegger, Alfred

Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam

560 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $28.95 cloth, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

A scrupulous and unprecedented investigation into the life of Anna Leonowens—who taught the king of Siam's children in the 1860s—that also ponders the perfect fit between Leonowens's mythic self-invention and the New World's innocent dream of peacefully spreading democracy. Three decades after her death, in the 1940s and 1950s, the story would be transformed into a powerful Western myth by Margaret Landon's best-selling book Anna and the King of Siam and Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I.

LC 2013038597, ISBN 9780299298302 (c.), ISBN 9780299298333 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


959.704

Ca, Nha

(Translated by Olga Dror)

Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

378 pp., 6" x 9", $30.00 cloth, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Indiana University Press

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people are dead. Mourning Headband for Hue tells the story of what happened during the fierce North Vietnamese offensive and is an unvarnished and riveting account of war as experienced by ordinary people caught up in the violence.

LC 2014005693, ISBN 9780253014177 (c.), ISBN 9780253014320 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


960

Grosz-Ngaté , Maria, John H. Hanson, and Patrick O'Meara

Africa

Fourth Edition

376 pp., 6" x 9", 64 b&w and 26 color illustrations, 7 maps, $35.00 paper, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

March 2014

Indiana University Press

Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture—civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene—and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.

LC 2013036589, ISBN 9780253012920 (p.), ISBN 9780253013026 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


963.055

Selassie, Bereket Habte

Emperor Haile Selassie

156 pp., 4 1/4" x 7", 5 photographs, $14.95 paper, $13.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Ohio University Press

Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. This book, written by a former state official who served in a number of important positions in Selassie's government, tells both the story of the emperor's life and the story of modern Ethiopia. Haile Selassie was an enlightened monarch in many ways, but also a man with flaws like any other. This short biography is a sensitive portrayal of Selassie as both emperor and man, by one who knew him well.

LC 2014029648, ISBN 9780821421277 (p.), ISBN 9780821445082 (e.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: S


967.510

Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges

Patrice Lumumba

176 pp., 4 1/4" x 7", map, photographs, $14.95 paper, $13.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2014

Ohio University Press

Patrice Lumumba helped lead the independence struggle in the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo, and was the country's first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. His short tenure as prime minister was marked by uncompromising defense of Congolese interests against pressure from mining companies and Western governments. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja examines Lumumba's strengths and his weaknesses as a political leader, also surveying the national and international contexts of Lumumba's ascent and swift elimination by the interests threatened by his ideas and reforms.

LC 2014029924, ISBN 9780821421253 (p.), ISBN 9780821445068 (e.)

AASL: G/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: S


967.610

Saller, Kate

The Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant's Journey Home

248 pp., 6" x 9", 6 illustrations, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook

July 2014

University of Missouri Press

The Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant's Journey Home brings to life the remarkable story of Annah Emuge. Growing up in Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin, Annah and her peers faced hardships few of us can imagine, living with the constant threat of soldiers breaking into their homes, raiding and pillaging as they pleased. Annah found strength in her relationship with her mother, Esther, and in her relationship with God....How Annah overcame the trials she endured in the land she had thought would hold only promise for her and her family is a riveting story of perseverance that will inspire any reader.

LC 2015302216, ISBN 9780826220301 (p.), ISBN 9780826273284 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


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970-979 North American and United States History


970

Katz, Yossi and John Lehr

Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States

(New Edition)

500 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 paper, CIP included

November 2014

University of Regina Press

Surviving for over five hundred years, the Hutterites have created the world's most successful communal society. In the past, the colony was an "ark," isolated from the secular world and from the society which surrounded it. Today, Hutterite colonies face challenges from globalization and the advent of new technologies. In this award-winning book, the authors offer a thoughtful and thorough analysis of Hutterite society and seek to understand a complex and often misunderstood community.

ISBN 9780889773585 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


970.004

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

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

September 2014

Beacon Press

In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was genocidal and imperialist—designed to crush the original inhabitants. Spanning more than three hundred years, this classic bottom-up history significantly reframes how we view our past. Told from the viewpoint of the indigenous, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.

LC 2013050262, ISBN 9780807000403 (c.), ISBN 9780807000410 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


971.162

Rodgers, Kathleen

Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia

240 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2014

University of British Columbia Press

Between 1965 and 1975, thousands of American migrants traded their established lives for a new beginning in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Some were non-violent resisters who opposed the war in Vietnam. But a larger group was inspired by the ideals of the 1960s counterculture and, hoping to flee the restrictive demands of their parents' world, they set out to build a peaceful, egalitarian society in the Canadian wilderness. Even today, their success is evident, as these impassioned ideals still define community life. Welcome to Resisterville is both a look at an untold chapter in Canadian history and a compelling story of enduring idealism.

LC 2014415727, ISBN 9780774827331 (c.), ISBN 9780774827348 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


971.200

Daschuk, James

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

318 pp., 6" x 9", $39.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

University of Regina Press

"Clearing the Plains is a tour de force that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a special claim to humanity in its treatment of indigenous peoples. James Daschuk shows how infectious disease and state-supported starvation combined to create a creeping, relentless catastrophe that persists to the present day. The prose is gripping, the analysis is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader stunned and disturbed. For days after reading it, I was unable to shake a profound sense of sorrow. This is fearless, evidence-driven history at its finest."—Elizabeth A. Fenn, author of Pox Americana

LC 2013433457, ISBN 9780889772960 (c.), ISBN 9780889773400 (p.), ISBN 9780889772465 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


971.900

Wright, Shelley

Our Ice Is Vanishing/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

420 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 10 colour and 42 b&w photographs, 3 maps, 4 diagrams, $39.95 cloth (CAD), $39.95 ebook (CAD), CIP included

August 2014

McGill-Queen's University Press

Through an examination of Inuit history and culture, alongside the experiences of newcomers to the Arctic seeking land, wealth, adventure, and power, Our Ice Is Vanishing describes the legacies of exploration, intervention, and resilience. Combining scientific and legal information with political and individual perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North as few people have seen it.

ISBN 9780773544628 (c.), ISBN 9780773596108 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


972.93

Roorda, Eric Paul, Lauren Derby, and Raymundo Gonzá lez (Editors)

The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics

560 pp., 6" x 9", 85 illustrations-including 10 in color, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Duke University Press

This multifaceted introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the Dominican Republic from precolonial times to the present includes 118 carefully selected texts—essays, speeches, journalism, songs, poems, testimonials, short stories—as well as eighty-five illustrations, including ten in color. Many of the selections have been translated into English for the first time. All of them are preceded by brief introductions written by the editors.

LC 2013047598, ISBN 9780822356882 (c.), ISBN 9780822357001 (p.), ISBN 9780822376521 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


973.046

Foley, Neil

Mexicans in the Making of America

368 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 halftones, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico's northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.

LC 2014010425, ISBN 9780674048485 (c.), ISBN 9780674744837 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


973.31

Horne, Gerald

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

363 pp., 6" x 9", $39.00 cloth, $39.00 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

New York University Press

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt....The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

LC 2013043412, ISBN 9781479893409 (c.), ISBN 9781479808724 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


973.344

Greenburg, Michael M.

The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America's Forgotten Military Disaster

304 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England

The riveting chronicle of Paul Revere's only military service during the Revolution—a major but disastrous episode in his life.

LC 2014935089, ISBN 9781611685350 (c.), ISBN 9781611686500 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


973.385

Daigler, Kenneth A.

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War

336 pp., 6" x 9", 22 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

Georgetown University Press

Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well-documented, and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, from 1765 to 1783, while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence role....[This book]...will be of interest to students, scholars, intelligence professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era of American history.

LC 2013026131, ISBN 9781626160507 (c.), ISBN 9781626162587 (p.), ISBN 9781626160514 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


973.7

Lynn, Alvin R.

Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls: A Tale of Two Journeys

352 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 40 color and 148 b&w photographs, 32 maps, 21 tables, index, $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Texas Tech University Press

On a late November morning in 1864, Col. Kit Carson and his U.S. troops, under orders from the commander of the New Mexico Military Department, attacked Kiowa Chief Dohä san's winter village in the Texas Panhandle. With nearly eighty battle site and artifact photographs taken by renowned photographer Wyman Meinzer, Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls documents Carson's military expedition from Fort Bascom to Adobe Walls and Lynn's own journey more than a century later to discover what really happened.

LC 2014003529, ISBN 9780896728615 (c.), ISBN 9780896728622 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


973.708

Reid, Richard M.

African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War

308 pp., 6" x 9", 2 maps, 21 b&w photographs, $95.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

May 2014

University of British Columbia Press/The Kent State University Press

When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he also authorized the army to recruit black soldiers. Nearly 200,000 men answered the call. Several thousand came from Canada. What compelled these men to leave the relative comfort and safety of home to fight in a foreign war? In African Canadians in Union Blue, Richard Reid sets out in search of an answer and discovers a group of men whose courage and contributions open a window on the changing nature of the Civil War and the ties that held black communities together even as the borders around them shifted and were torn asunder.

LC 2013456724, ISBN 9780774827454 (c.), ISBN 9781606352557 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


973.709

Escott, Paul D.

Lincoln's Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era

288 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

The University of Virginia Press

The Civil War forced America finally to confront the contradiction between its founding values and human slavery. At the center of this historic confrontation was Abraham Lincoln. By the time this Illinois politician had risen to the office of president, the dilemma of slavery had expanded to the question of all African Americans' future. In this fascinating new book Paul Escott considers the evolution of the president's thoughts on race in relation to three other, powerful—and often conflicting—voices. Lincoln's fellow Republicans Charles Sumner and Montgomery Blair played crucial roles in the shaping of their party....Lincoln's Dilemma evokes more fully and brings to life the men Lincoln worked with.

LC 2013047221, ISBN 9780813936192 (c.), ISBN 9780813936208 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


974.727

Shames, Stephen

Bronx Boys

224 pp., 6 3/4" x 9", 123 duotones, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2014

University of Texas Press

Bronx Boys captures the violence, resilience, and hope of young men growing up in what was one of the toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States....[This book] presents an extended photo essay that chronicles the lives of these kids growing up in the Bronx. Shames captures the brutality of the times...that eventually left many of the young men he photographed dead or in jail. But he also records the joy and humanity of the Bronx boys, who mature, fall in love, and have children of their own....Challenging our perceptions of a neighborhood that is too easily dismissed as irredeemable, Bronx Boys shows us that hope can survive on even the meanest streets.

LC 2014007311, ISBN 9780292759428 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


974.804

Rottenberg, Dan

The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

384 pp., 6" x 9", 11 halftones, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

August 2014

Temple University Press

Albert M. Greenfield (1887-1967), a Russian immigrant outsider, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, governors, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He built a business empire that encompassed real estate, department and specialty stores (Bonwit Teller and Tiffany & Co.), hotels (the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and the Loft Candy Corporation....In The Outsider, veteran journalist and best-selling author Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this combative businessman. In this engaging account of Greenfield's fascinating life, Rottenberg demonstrates the extent to which one uniquely brilliant and energetic man pushed the boundaries of society's limitations on individual potential.

LC 2014008381, ISBN 9781439908419 (c.), ISBN 9781439908433 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


974.811

Whitehead, Karsonya Wise

Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

280 pp., 6" x 9", 9 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

The University of South Carolina Press

In Notes from a Colored Girl, Karsonya Wise Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis, a freeborn twenty-one-year-old mulatto woman, through a close reading of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores Davis's worldviews and politics, her perceptions of both public and private events, her personal relationships, and her place in Philadelphia's free black community in the nineteenth century. Whitehead's contribution of edited text and original narrative fills a void in scholarly documentation of women who dwelled in spaces between white elites, black entrepreneurs, and urban dwellers of every race and class.

LC 2013036697, ISBN 9781611173529 (c.), ISBN 9781611173536 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


975.4

Seaton, Carter Taylor

Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia

240 pp., 6" x 9", 47 photographs, $22.99 paper, $22.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

West Virginia University Press

It's the 1960s. The Vietnam War is raging and protests are erupting across the United States. In many quarters, young people are dropping out of society, leaving their urban homes behind in an attempt to find a safe place to live on their own terms, to grow their own food, and to avoid a war they passionately decry. During this time, West Virginia becomes a haven for thousands of these homesteaders—or back-to-the-landers, as they are termed by some. Others call them hippies....Hippie Homesteaders examines the serendipitous timing of this influx and the community and economic support these crafters received from residents and state agencies in West Virginia.

LC 2013035012, ISBN 9781938228902 (p.), ISBN 9781938228919 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


975.799

Burton, Orville Vernon with Wilbur Cross

Penn Center: A History Preserved

232 pp., 6 1/8"x 9 1/4", 42 b&w photographs, 4 tables, 2 maps, $24.95 cloth, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

University of Georgia Press

Penn Center's earliest incarnation was as a refuge where escaped and liberated enslaved people could obtain formal liberal arts schooling, even as the Civil War raged on sometimes just miles away. Later, during the civil rights movement, Penn Center made history as a safe meeting place for organizations like Martin Luther King's SCLC and the Peace Corps. Today, Penn Center continues to build on its long tradition of leadership in progressive causes. As a social services hub for local residents and as a museum, conference, and education complex, Penn Center is a showcase for activism in such areas as cultural, material, and environmental preservation; economic sustainability; and access to health care and early learning.

LC 2014008627, ISBN 9780820326023 (c.), ISBN 9780820347844 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


976.4

Glasrud, Bruce A., Light Townsend Cummins, and Cary D. Wintz (Editors)

Discovering Texas History

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

September 2014

University of Oklahoma Press

The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Texas historiography of the past quarter-century, this volume of original essays will be an invaluable resource and definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers. In two sections arranged topically and chronologically, some of the most prominent authors in the field survey the major works and most significant interpretations in the historical literature.

LC 2014010703, ISBN 9780806146195 (p.), ISBN 9780806147833 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


976.804

Uffelman, Minoa D., et al. (Editors)

The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman's Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890

336 pp., 6" x 9", 24 photographs, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Tennessee Press

In 1863, while living in Clarksville, Tennessee, Martha Ann Haskins, known to friends and family as Nannie, began a diary. The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams...provides valuable insights into the conditions in occupied Middle Tennessee. A young, elite Confederate sympathizer, Nannie was on the cusp of adulthood with the expectation of becoming a mistress in a slaveholding society. The war ended this prospect, and her life was forever changed. Though this is the first time the diaries have been published in full, they are well known among Civil War scholars, and a voice-over from the wartime diary was used repeatedly in Ken Burns's famous PBS program The Civil War.

LC 2013039696, ISBN 9781621900382 (p.), ISBN 9781621900856 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


977

Miller, John E.

Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America

528 pp., 6" x 9", 42 photographs, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2014

University Press of Kansas

In a thoroughly engaging style John Miller introduces us to the small-town Midwestern boys who dreamed the America we know today and who made it real; from Frederick Jackson Turner and George Washington Carver to Henry Ford and Sam Walton. "A deeply-researched and brilliantly-conceived account of the small town experiences of a series of Midwesterners whose names many over-50 readers will instantly recall."—Claremont Review of Books

LC 2013041646, ISBN 9780700619498 (c.)

AASL: R/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


977.2

Madison, James H.

Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana

424 pp., 6" x 9", 59 b&w and 27 color illustrations, 8 maps, $35.00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2014

Indiana University Press

Spanning over two centuries, this sparkling new history offers an invigorating and in-depth view of a distinctive state and the long and fascinating journey of its people, the Hoosiers.

LC 2013049889, ISBN 9780253013088 (c.), ISBN 9780253013101 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


977.304

Mouser, Bruce L.

A Black Gambler's World of Liquor, Vice, and Presidential Politics: William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917

210 pp., 6" x 9", 1 b&w illustration, $24.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2014

The University of Wisconsin Press

A well-researched biography of William Thomas Scott, an entrepreneur and political activist with a past of gambling and vice trades. He was briefly the first African American nominee of a national political party for president of the United States until his controversial past led to his abrupt political downfall.

LC 2014007451, ISBN 9780299301842 (p.), ISBN 9780299301835 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


978

Olstad, Tyra A.

Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places

288 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w photographs, 5 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, $19.96 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

University of North Texas Press

Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear "empty," plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience—one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. In this series of narratives, photographs, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly research with first-hand observation to explore topics such as wildness and wilderness, travel and tourism, preservation and conservation, expectations and acceptance, and even dreams and reality in the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open places.

LC 2014001194, ISBN 9781574415520 (c.), ISBN 9781574415629 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


978

Wyckoff, William

How to Read the American West: A Field Guide

440 pp., 8" x 10", 416 color illustrations, $44.95 paper, $44.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

University of Washington Press

From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit.

LC 2013031703, ISBN 9780295993515 (p.), ISBN 9780295805375 (e.)

AASL: G, RS, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O, G, R


978.02

Wilson, Garrett

Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West

(New Edition)

525 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 paper

December 2014

University of Regina Press

Frontier Farewell has been deemed "gracefully written" and "fully and meticulously researched," by Sharon Butala, while Canadian History Magazine called it "a great read that shatters the mythology surrounding the "taming' of the West." A book every history buff should own, Frontier Farewell "ends with the disastrous bloodletting—the gruesome unwinding of a two-hundred year experiment," states Prairies North magazine.

ISBN 9780889773615 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


978.102

Ponce, Pearl

To Govern the Devil in Hell: The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas

292 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.00 ebook, CIP included

May 2014

Northern Illinois University Press

To Govern the Devil in Hell uses the prism of governance to investigate what went wrong in territorial Kansas. Ultimately, it addresses why Presidents Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan failed to act, what hindered Congress from stepping into the void, and why and how the lack of effective governance harmed Kansas and later the United States.

LC 2014002303, ISBN 9780875804866 (c.), ISBN 9780875807065 (p.), ISBN 9781609091590 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RS


979

Gulliford, Andrew (Editor)

Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology

448 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 33 b&w illustrations, 9 maps, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2014

University of Oklahoma Press

More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played....Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats.

LC 2013038045, ISBN 9780806142609 (p.), ISBN 9780806145532 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.7

Wadland, Justin

Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound

192 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photographs, selected bibliography, sources, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2014

Oregon State University Press

The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. The author weaves his own discovery of Home—and his own reflections on the concept of home—into the story, setting the book apart from a conventional history.

LC 2013045029, ISBN 9780870717420 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.777

Sone, Monica

Nisei Daughter

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

April 2014

University of Washington Press

With charm, humor, and deep understanding, Monica Sone tells what it was like to grow up Japanese American on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to "relocation" during World War II. Along with over one hundred thousand other persons of Japanese ancestry—most of whom were U.S. citizens—Sone and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp. Her unique and personal account is a true classic of Asian American literature.

LC 2013036826, ISBN 9780295993553 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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980-999 South American and Other History


980

Senior, Olive

Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal

440 pp., 7" x 10", 8 maps, 211 b&w photographs, 6 tables, $40.00 paper, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2014

University of the West Indies Press

Dying to Better Themselves...examines...the neglected post-emancipation generation of the 1850s who were lured to Panama by the promise of lucrative work....Senior answers the questions of who went to Panama, how and why; she describes the work they did there, the conditions under which they lived, and the impact on their homelands when they returned or on the host societies when they stayed. Many books have shown how the "conquest" of the Isthmus of Panama by land and sea revolutionized the modern world. Dying to Better Themselves distinguishes itself by exploring how the myriad individuals touched by the construction of the railroad and the canal changed their Caribbean world as well.

LC 2014507844, ISBN 9789766404574 (p.), ISBN 9789766404659 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: S


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