2016 University Press Books

 

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900-999 Geography, Biography, and History


900-919 Geography

940-949 European History

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

900-919 Geography


909

Gordon, Stewart

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

290 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 34 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $19.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University Press of New England/ForeEdge

"Gordon explains the background of each type of ship, how it was discovered (in the case of the older vessels), how it came to be in its current state, and why it matters. The author emphasizes the importance of each ship: did its discovery contribute to knowledge of a past civilization? What does it reveal about the politics, economics, and culture of the people who created it? Did its loss result in a significant change in maritime regulations, safety, and shipbuilding practices? These are the questions that defined Gordon's choices, which demonstrate how maritime history is a significant part of world history....Recommended."—Choice

LC 2014040680, ISBN 9781611685404 (c.), ISBN 9781611687545 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


917.120

Thompson, David

(Edited by William E. Moreau)

The Writings of David Thompson, Volume 2: The Travels, 1848 Version, and Associated Texts

436 pp., 6" x 9", 4 colour maps, 2 figures, 1 table, $44.95 cloth, $44.95 ebook

June 2015

McGill-Queen's University Press

David Thompson's Travels is one of the finest early expressions of the Canadian experience. The work is not only the account of a remarkable life in the fur trade but an extended meditation on the land and Native peoples of western North America. The second in a planned three volumes of Thompson's writings, this edition completes the great surveyor and fur trader's spirited autobiographical narrative.

ISBN 9780773545519 (c.), ISBN 9780773583757 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


917.472

Ultan, Lloyd and Shelley Olson

The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough

224 pp., 6" x 9", 36 photographs, 8 maps, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

Rutgers University Press

Use this handy, comprehensive illustrated guidebook to discover the often-overlooked rich cultural, historical, and natural attractions of the Bronx—one of the five boroughs of New York City. Author and foremost Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan and educator Shelley Olson provide detailed descriptions, information, and maps visitors need, including hours and directions, to enjoy both famous and lesser-known historic and architectural marvels, museums, art galleries, performance venues, gardens, parks, and recreation facilities.

LC 2014035924, ISBN 9780813573199 (p.), ISBN 9780813573205 (e.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


917.804

Masters, Ben

Unbranded: Four Men and Sixteen Mustangs. Three Thousand Miles across the American West

188 pp., 9 1/2" x 10 1/2", 165 color photographs, $40.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Texas A&M University Press

On an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine backcountry of the American West, four friends rode horseback across an almost contiguous stretch of unspoiled public lands, border to border, from Mexico to Canada. "Superbly illustrated with flawless production values throughout, Unbranded is an inherently fascinating and informative read providing a true 'insider' perspective and background information."—Midwest Book Review

LC 2014032873, ISBN 9781623492809 (c.), ISBN 9781623492816 (p.), ISBN 9781623492878 (e.)

AASL: RS/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


917.950

Adams, Melvin R.

Remote Wonders: An Explorer's Guide to Southeast Oregon

200 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, bibliography, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2015

Washington State University Press

At first, the basalt rims, high cold deserts, dry lakes, and vast expanses of grass and sage seem to be a barren realm. In fact, remote southeast Oregon is a rich wonderland of mountains, forests, creatures, and more—one well worth exploring. Born and raised in Oregon's Outback, the author's affection for the region shines through. Designed as a road tour guide, essays and numerous photos highlight notable natural and historical features. Supplemental information includes side trip and other travel recommendations, and a pull-out map is keyed to selected sites.

LC 2015018744, ISBN 9780874223323 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG

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920-929 Biography



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930-939 History of the Ancient World



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940-949 European History


940.53

Mawdsley, Evan (General Editor)

The Cambridge History of the Second World War

Three Volume Set

2025 pp., 6" x 9", 96 colour illustrations, 36 maps, $450.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2015

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of the Second World War is an authoritative new account of the conflict that unfolded between 1939 and 1945. With contributions from a team of leading historians, the three volumes adopt a transnational approach to offer a comprehensive, global analysis of the military, political, sociological, economic and cultural aspects of the war....The volumes conclude by considering the lasting impact of World War Two and the memory of war across different cultures of commemoration.

LC 2014034745, ISBN 9781107101777 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: O


940.531

Schrag, Otto and Peter Schrag

When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941

328 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, 1 map, $30.00 cloth, $29.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Indiana University Press

This unusual but compelling approach to storytelling weaves together two accounts of one family's eventual escape from Occupied Europe. The result is both personal and provocative, involving as it does issues of history and memory, fiction and "truth," courage and resignation.

LC 2015003845, ISBN 9780253017697 (c.), ISBN 9780253017857 (e.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


940.531

Stier, Oren Baruch

Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory

224 pp., 6" x 9", 41 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

Oren Baruch Stier traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact. He shows how and why four icons—an object, a phrase, a person, and a number—have come to stand in for the Holocaust: where they came from and how they have been used and reproduced; how they are presently at risk from a variety of threats such as commodification; and what the future holds for the memory of the Shoah.

LC 2014046190, ISBN 9780813574035 (c.), ISBN 9780813574028 (p.), ISBN 9780813574042 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


940.531

Uchida, Yoshiko

(Introduction by Traise Yamamoto)

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

184 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 21 b&w photographs, $18.95 paper, CIP included

April 2015

University of Washington Press

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida. Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II. The book does more than relate the day-to-day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan Racetrack, the assembly center just south of San Francisco, and in the Topaz, Utah, internment camp. It tells the story of the courage and strength displayed by those who were interned.

LC 2014050122, ISBN 9780295994758 (p.)

AASL: G/MS

RUSA/CODES: G


940.534

Drake, David

Paris at War: 1939-1944

592 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 halftones, 3 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

David Drake chronicles the lives of ordinary Parisians during WWII, drawing on diaries and reminiscences of people who endured these years. From his account emerge the broad rhythms and shifting moods of the city and the contingent lives of resisters, collaborators, occupiers, and victims who, unlike us, could not know how the story would end.

LC 2015011939, ISBN 9780674504813 (c.), ISBN 9780674495913 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


940.534

Ghodsee, Kristen

The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe

256 pp., 6" x 9", 57 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, $23.95 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Duke University Press

Kristen Ghodsee tells the stories of fighters and activists who worked for communist ideals in Bulgaria and shows how the dreams of the communist past hold enduring appeal for those currently disappointed by the promises of democracy.

LC 2014022131, ISBN 9780822358237 (c.), ISBN 9780822358350 (p.), ISBN 9780822375821 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


940.534

Gildea, Robert

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance

608 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 21 halftones, 2 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Robert Gildea's penetrating history of France during World War II sweeps aside the French Resistance of a thousand clichés. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris's liberation in 1944.

LC 2015018188, ISBN 9780674286108 (c.), ISBN 9780674915022 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


940.545

DeSalvo, Louise

Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir of a Father, Gone to War

288 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", $24.95 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Fordham University Press

"This painstakingly researched work not only explores a daughter's love for her father but also proves the dire effects of war (and particularly of WWII) on families, exposing the deeper 'wounds of the soul' suffered by both soldiers and their loved ones."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2015006043, ISBN 9780823268849 (p.), ISBN 9780823268726 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


943.804

Dembowski, Peter F.

Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After

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

September 2015

University of Notre Dame Press

"Peter F. Dembowski...provides an engrossing glimpse into his early life growing up in Poland prior to World War II and his subsequent immigration to Canada and eventually the United States....In the summer of 1943, Dembowski participated in the Polish resistance. He was captured and detained by the Gestapo, and his release was quite unexpected by his family. A year later, Dembowski was again captured and sent to one of the many internment camps outside of Warsaw until it was liberated by the British....[This] success story of a World War II survivor from Poland is enlightening, inspirational, and thoughtful."—Foreword Reviews

LC 2015017653, ISBN 9780268026202 (p.), ISBN 9780268077853 (e.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


944.04

Tackett, Timothy

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

480 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 halftones, 3 maps, $35.00 cloth, $35.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

How did the French Revolution's ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror? Timothy Tackett offers a new interpretation of this turning point in world history. Penetrating the mentality of Revolutionary elites on the eve of the Terror, he reveals how suspicion and mistrust escalated and helped propel their actions.

LC 2014023992, ISBN 9780674736559 (c.), ISBN 9780674425187 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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950-969 Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History


956.620

Marchand, Laure and Guillaume Perrier

Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide

260 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $19.95 ebook

March 2015

McGill-Queen's University Press

The first genocide of the twentieth century remains unrecognized and unpunished. Turkey continues to deny the slaughter of over a million Ottoman Armenians in 1915 and the following years. What sets the Armenian genocide apart from other mass atrocities is that the country responsible has never officially acknowledged its actions, and no individual has ever been brought to justice. Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier visit historic sites and interview politicians, elderly survivors, descendants, authors, and activists in a quest for the hidden truth.

ISBN 9780773545496 (c.), ISBN 9780773597204 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


959.004

Lee, Mai Na M.

Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960

430 pp., 6" x 9", 18 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, $29.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Authoritative and original, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom is among the first works of its kind, exploring the influence that French colonialism and Hmong leadership had on the Hmong people's political and social aspirations.

LC 2014035663, ISBN 9780299298845 (p.), ISBN 9780299298838 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


967.610

Amony, Evelyn

(Edited with an introduction by Erin Baines)

I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord's Resistance Army

240 pp., 6" x 9", 29 b&w illustrations, 4 maps, $26.95 paper, $16.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

A harrowing account by one of the 60,000 children abducted by the violent African rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army. Amony tells of her life as a forced wife to LRA leader Joseph Kony, her eleven years in the LRA, her part in a peace delegation after her capture by the Ugandan military, and her current work as a human rights advocate.

LC 2015008824, ISBN 9780299304942 (p.), ISBN 9780299304935 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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970-979 North American and United States History


970

Brioso, César

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League

320 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $11.99 ebook

September 2015

University Press of Florida

In February 1947, as the most memorable season in the history of the Cuban League finished with a dramatic series win, the Brooklyn Dodgers were beginning spring training on the island. One of the Dodgers' minor league players was Jackie Robinson. Havana Hardball captures the excitement of the Cuban League's greatest pennant race and the anticipation of the looming challenge to MLB's color barrier. Illuminating one of the sport's most pivotal seasons, veteran journalist César Brioso brings together a rich mix of worlds as the heyday of Latino baseball converged with one of the most socially meaningful events in U.S. history.

ISBN 9780813061160 (c.), ISBN 9780813059525 (e.)

AASL: G/MS

RUSA/CODES: RG


971.2

Brennan, Brian

Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada's West

244 pp., 5" x 8", 29 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, $12.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Regina Press

Rogues and Rebels introduces us to dozens of larger-than-life Westerners—some infamous, some obscure—who dared to be different.

LC 2015462465, ISBN 9780889773981 (p.), ISBN 9780889774001 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


971.273

Wallace, William

(Edited by Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison)

On the Frontier: Letters from the Canadian West in the 1880s

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

October 2015

University of Regina Press

In this first-hand account of the earliest days of settlement in the Canadian West, William Wallace conveys a sense of unspoken courage—the courage that was needed to make a fresh start in a strange new land.

LC 2015513047, ISBN 9780889774087 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: RG


973

Davidson, James West

A Little History of the United States

344 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 40 b&w illustrations, 11 maps, $25.00 cloth, $25.00 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Yale University Press

Historian James West Davidson explores the vast panorama of U.S. history to the delight of readers young, old, and in-between. "Davidson has written a work that should lead readers to reflect anew on America's past and present."—The Daily Beast

LC 2015935963, ISBN 9780300181418 (c.), ISBN 9780300182521 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


973.045

Moses, Paul

An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians

368 pp., 6" x 9", 27 halftones, 1 figure, $35.00 cloth, $29.75 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

New York University Press

In this engaging history of the Irish and Italians, veteran New York City journalist and professor Paul Moses offers an archetypal American story. At a time of renewed fear of immigrants, it demonstrates that Americans are able to absorb tremendous social change and conflict—and come out the better for it.

LC 2015000490, ISBN 9781479871308 (c.), ISBN 9781479873661 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


973.049

Gurock, Jeffrey S.

The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American Jewry, 1938-1967

320 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 cloth, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Rutgers University Press

In The Holocaust Averted: An Alternate History of American Jewry, 1938-1967, Jeffrey Gurock imagines what might have happened to the Jewish community in the United States if the Holocaust had never occurred and challenges readers to contemplate how the road to acceptance and empowerment for today's American Jews would have been harder than it actually was. As Gurock tells his tale, he concludes every chapter with a short section that describes what actually happened and, thus, further educates the reader.

LC 2014021724, ISBN 9780813572376 (c.), ISBN 9780813572390 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


973.382

Lehman, Eric D.

Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

300 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

January 2015

Wesleyan University Press

On September 6, 1781, Connecticut native Benedict Arnold and a force of 1,600 British soldiers and loyalists burnt New London to the ground. "Remember New London!" would become a rallying cry for troops under General Lafayette. In Homegrown Terror, Eric D. Lehman chronicles the events leading up to the attack and highlights this key transformation in Arnold—the point where he went from betraying his comrades to massacring his neighbors. Rethinking Benedict Arnold through the lens of this terrible episode, Lehman sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation, and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.

LC 2014018100, ISBN 9780819573292 (c.), ISBN 9780819573308 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


973.410

Levy, Philip

George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape

224 pp., 5" x 8", $79.99 cloth, $22.99 paper, $22.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

West Virginia University Press

George Washington's childhood is famously the most elusive part of his life story. For centuries biographers have struggled with a lack of period documentation and an absence of late-in-life reflection in trying to imagine Washington's formative years. In George Washington Written Upon the Land, Philip Levy explores this most famous of American childhoods through its relationship to the Virginia farm where much of it took place. Using approaches from biography, archaeology, folklore, and studies of landscape and material culture, Levy focuses on how different ideas about Washington's childhood functioned—what sorts of lessons they sought to teach and how different epochs and writers understood the man and the past itself.

LC 2016000203, ISBN 9781940425894 (c.), ISBN 9781940425900 (p.), ISBN 9781940425917 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


973.700

Gallman, J. Matthew and Gary W. Gallagher (Editors)

Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War

256 pp., 9" x 9", 31 b&w photographs, $32.95 cloth, $32.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

University of Georgia Press

Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political, African American, women's, and environmental history.

LC 2014039729, ISBN 9780820348100 (c.), ISBN 9780820348117 (e.)

AASL: S/P


973.709

Hodes, Martha

Mourning Lincoln

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 25 b&w illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, $30.00 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Yale University Press

How did everyday Americans respond to the shock of President Lincoln's stunning assassination? Diaries, letters, and intimate writings reveal a complicated, untold story of wide-ranging, irreconcilable reactions that doomed hopes for justice in the aftermath of the Civil War. "A lyrical and important new study."—New York Times Book Review

LC 2014952310, ISBN 9780300195804 (c.), ISBN 9780300219753 (p.), ISBN 9780300213560 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


973.744

Longley, Dione and Buck Zaidel

Heroes for All Time: Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Tell Their Stories

342 pp., 9" x 10", 305 color illustrations, $40.00 cloth, $31.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Wesleyan University Press

Heroes for All Time presents compelling first-hand accounts of the civil war straight from the minds and pens of its participants. Passages from the letters and diaries of soldiers, nurses and doctors, soldiers' families, and volunteers on the home front are complemented by hundreds of period photographs animating each chapter. From camp life to battle, from Virginia to Louisiana, from the opening shot at Bull Run to the cheering at Appomattox, Heroes for All Time tells the story of the war through vivid, personal portrayals.

LC 2014022334, ISBN 9780819571168 (c.), ISBN 9780819571175 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


973.782

Waggoner, Kassia and Adam Nemmers

Yours in Filial Regards: The Civil War Letters of a Texas Family

192 pp., 7" x 10", $27.50 paper, $15.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2015

TCU Press

In March of 1861 Texas seceded from the Union, and the Love brothers of Limestone County—Cyrus, Samuel, James, and John—enlisted to fight for the Confederate cause. For the next four years, the brothers travelled the war-torn South as cavalry in Terry's Texas Rangers, seeing action in some of the fiercest battles in the Western Theater, yet faithfully sending letters home to their expectant family. Yours in Filial Regards offers a fascinating inside perspective of the Civil War from both the Confederate battle lines and the home front.

LC 2015000625, ISBN 9780875656120 (p.), ISBN 9780875656588 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RG


973.922

Santa Cruz, Paul H.

Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the Thirty-fifth President

418 pp., 6" x 9", 19 b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 cloth, $23.96 ebook, CIP included

May 2015

University of North Texas Press

In Making JFK Matter, Paul Santa Cruz examines how popular memory of John F. Kennedy has been used politically by various interest groups, primarily the city of Dallas, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy, as well as how the memory of Kennedy has been portrayed in various museums. Santa Cruz argues that we have memorialized JFK not simply out of love for him or admiration for the ideals he embodied, but because invoking his name carries legitimacy and power. Memory can be employed to accomplish particular ends: for example, the passage of long overdue civil rights legislation, or even successfully running for political office.

LC 2014042650, ISBN 9781574415971 (c.), ISBN 9781574416039 (e.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


973.927

Rossinow, Doug

The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

392 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included

February 2015

Columbia University Press

In this concise yet thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism....From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music, from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna, from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton, from the first "war on terror" to the end of the Cold War and the brink of America's first war with Iraq, this history, lively and readable yet sober and unsparing, gives readers vital perspective on a decade that dramatically altered the American landscape.

LC 2014011193, ISBN 9780231169882 (c.), ISBN 9780231538657 (e.)

RUSA/CODES: G


973.932

Wolff, Alexander

The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama

224 pp., 10" x 8", 109 color photographs, 22 halftones, $40.00 cloth, $40.00 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

Temple University Press

This is a beautiful and beautifully written book on the influence Barack Obama has had on basketball, and vice versa. The author essentially argues that the Obama presidency arrived just when the NBA needed him: a president who loved the game and whose affection for it was understood by the whole world (reflected in some of the gifts he's received by leaders everywhere; some of the pictures in the book attest to this) just as basketball was becoming a truly global game. This book is going to be really well received at the time when Obama is beginning his "farewell" tour during the last year of his presidency.

LC 2015013672, ISBN 9781439913093 (c.), ISBN 9781439913116 (e.)

AASL: S/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


974

Vickers, Lu and Cynthia Wilson-Graham

Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs

240 pp., 7" x 10", 8 color and 113 b&w photographs, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2015

University Press of Florida

Paradise Park was the "colored only" counterpart to Silver Springs, a central Florida tourist attraction famous for its crystal-clear water and glass bottom boats. From 1949 to 1969, boats passed each other on the Silver River—blacks on one side, whites on the other. Though the patrons of both parks shared the same river, they seldom crossed the invisible line in the water. Full of vivid photographs, vintage advertisements, and interviews with employees and patrons, Remembering Paradise Park portrays a place of delight and leisure during the painful era of Jim Crow.

LC 2015933804, ISBN 9780813061528 (c.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


974.903

Gigantino II, James J. (Editor)

The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefront Meets the Home Front

222 pp., 6" x 9", 7 tables, $75.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

Rutgers University Press

Battles were fought in many colonies during the American Revolution, but New Jersey was home to more sustained and intense fighting over a longer period of time. The nine essays in The American Revolution in New Jersey examine the many challenges New Jersey residents faced at the intersection of the front lines and the home front. Using a wide historical lens, the contributors capture the decades before and after the conflict as they interpret the causes of the war and the consequences of New Jersey's reaction to the Revolution.

LC 2014027526, ISBN 9780813571928 (c.), ISBN 9780813571911 (p.), ISBN 9780813572734 (e.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


975.799

Wise, Stephen R. and Lawrence S. Rowland

(With Gerhard Spieler)

Rebellion, Reconstruction, and Redemption, 1861-1893: The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 2

768 pp., 6" x 9", 77 b&w illustrations, $44.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2015

The University of South Carolina Press

This second volume on the history of Beaufort County examines the district from 1861 to 1893, during which the region was transformed by war from a wealthy, slave-based white oligarchy to a county where former slaves dominated a new, radically democratic political economy. The book chronicles military actions and offers an original, sophisticated study of the famous Port Royal Experiment in which United States military officers, government officials, civilian Northerners, African American soldiers, and liberated slaves transformed the Union-occupied corner of the state into a laboratory for liberty and a working model of the post-Civil War New South.

LC 96010078, ISBN 9781611174847 (c.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RS


976.044

Browne, Katherine E.

Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home after Katrina

281 pp., 6" x 9", 94 b&w illustrations, 4 illustrations, 4 maps, $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

University of Texas Press

This eloquent, in-depth account of an extended African American family's grueling eight-year recovery from Katrina demonstrates how greater cultural understanding would enable disaster recovery organizations to better serve affected communities.

LC 2015000672, ISBN 9781477307281 (c.), ISBN 9781477307373 (p.), ISBN 9781477307397 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


976.122

Sledge, John S.

The Mobile River

352 pp., 7" x 10", 18 color and 43 b&w illustrations, $34.95 cloth, $21.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2015

The University of South Carolina Press

The Mobile River presents the first-ever narrative history of this important American watercourse. Sledge weaves chronological and thematic elements with personal experiences and more than 60 color and black-and-white images for a rich and rewarding read. Readers learn about colonial forts, international treaties, bloody massacres, and thundering naval battles, and what the river's inhabitants ate and how they dressed through time. A barge load of colorful characters include Indian warriors, diplomats, cartographers, Creole women, steamboat captains, African slaves, Civil War generals, stevedores, and a few river rats subsisting off the grid along a river that gave a city its name.

LC 2015010047, ISBN 9781611174854 (c.), ISBN 9781611174861 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


976.855

Briggs, Gabriel A.

The New Negro in the Old South

240 pp., 6" x 9", 13 photographs, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Rutgers University Press

This groundbreaking historical study makes the compelling case that the culturally sophisticated and upwardly mobile figure of the New Negro first emerged long before the Harlem Renaissance or the twentieth-century Great Migration to the North. Drawing from extensive archival research, Gabriel A. Briggs reconstructs the vibrant black community that developed in Nashville after the Civil War, showing how it played a pivotal role in shaping the economic, intellectual, social, and political lives of African Americans in subsequent decades.

LC 2015002735, ISBN 9780813574790 (c.), ISBN 9780813574783 (p.), ISBN 9780813574806 (e.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: G


979.132

Lago, Don

Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park

208 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photographs, $21.95 paper, $21.95 ebook, CIP included

October 2015

University of Nevada Press

Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park is a mixture of great storytelling, unlikely characters, and important ideas. The book will appeal to both general readers and scholars interested in seeking a broader understanding of the canyon.

LC 2015014444, ISBN 9780874179903 (p.), ISBN 9780874179910 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.3

Green, Michael S.

Nevada: A History of the Silver State

528 pp., 6" x 9", 57 b&w photographs, 12 maps, $45.00 cloth, $26.95 paper, $26.95 ebook, CIP included

March 2015

University of Nevada Press

Michael S. Green, a leading Nevada historian, provides a detailed survey of the Silver State's past, from the arrival of the early European explorers, to the predominance of mining in the 1800s, to the rise of world-class tourism in the twentieth century, and to more recent attempts to diversify the economy....Nevada's financial system has generally been based on a "one industry" economy—first mining and, more recently, gaming. Green delves deeply into the limitations of this structure, while also exploring the theme of exploitation of the land and the overuse of the state's natural resources....The book will appeal to scholars, students, and other readers interested in Nevada history.

LC 2014037023, ISBN 9780874179804 (c.), ISBN 9780874179736 (p.), ISBN 9780874179743 (e.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.5

Scott, Levi and James Layton Collins

(Edited by Stafford J. Hazelett)

Wagons to the Willamette: Captain Levi Scott and the Southern Route to Oregon, 1844 -1847

320 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

October 2015

Washington State University Press

Following an arduous overland journey, Levi Scott joined Jesse Applegate's 1846 expedition seeking a safer way through the Cascades to Oregon's Willamette Valley. The party wound through the Umpqua Valley, three mountain ranges, and the Black Rock Desert before intersecting the California Trail. While others went ahead to prepare the road, Scott led the initial group of emigrants on a harrowing trip west. He retraced the trail in 1847 and 1849. Edited and extensively annotated, Scott's previously unpublished autobiography is the only first-hand account by someone who searched for the southern route and accompanied its first wagon train.

LC 2015016666, ISBN 9780874223330 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.500

Baird, Dennis, Diane Mallickan, and William R. Swagerty (Compilers and Editors)

Encounters with the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858

550 pp., 8 1/2" x 10", illustrations, map, notes, bibliographic essay, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2015

Washington State University Press

Organized chronologically and thematically, Encounters with the People is an edited, annotated compilation of unique primary sources related to Nez Perce history—Native American oral histories, diary excerpts, military reports, maps, and more. Generous elders shared carefully-guarded stories, beginning with early Nimiipuu/Euro-American contact and extending through the Treaty of 1855 held at Walla Walla. The editors scoured archives, federal repositories, and museums in search of documents related to regional cultural and environmental history—most published for the first time or found only in obscure sources. This essential reference work is part of the Voices from Nez Perce Country series.

LC 2014039431, ISBN 9780874223309 (c.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: RS


979.6

Smith, Kris Runberg with Tom Weitz

Wild Place: A History of Priest Lake, Idaho

250 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2015

Washington State University Press

Beginning in the 1890s, adventurous souls—homesteaders, prospectors, speculators, and loggers dazzled by abundant natural resources—tried their best to tame Idaho's Priest Lake. Grand turn-of-the-century Western expansion bypassed the area, sparing its idyllic beauty. Despite enduring tension regarding public and private land interests, industrial and recreational use increased. Devastating wildfires initiated profound change, population growth accelerated, and electricity became commonplace. In 1947 a local newspaper crowed, "Priest Lake has become a cult with many vacationists," devotion that continues today. Wild Place features little-known yet captivating stories that convey the region's demanding physical, political, and economic challenges.

LC 2014038131, ISBN 9780874223293 (p.)

AASL: RG/P

RUSA/CODES: RG


979.700

Scheuerman, Richard D. and Clifford E. Trafzer (Collectors and Editors)

(Foreword by Carrie Jim Schuster, Color Plates by John Clement)

River Song: Naxiyamtáma (Snake River-Palouse) Oral Traditions from Mary Jim, Andrew George, Gordon Fisher, and Emily Peone

240 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index, $27.95 paper, CIP included

March 2015

Washington State University Press

Denied a place on their ancestral lands, the original Snake River-Palouse people were forced to scatter, but elders still passed down oral histories. Over three decades, Naxiyamtáma elders—in particular Mary Jim, Andrew George, Gordon Fisher, and Emily Peone—told researchers their stories. All four had ties to Plateau people's leadership families and had lived the ancient way—gathering, hunting and fishing. Multiple themes emerged—spirituality tied to the Creator and environment; a sacred covenant to protect traditional lands; storytelling as a revered art form, and belief in cyclical time and blood memory. River Song captures their distinct Naxiyamtáma perspective.

LC 2014036204, ISBN 9780874223279 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: RG

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980

De La Torre, Armando García

José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence

240 pp., 6" x 9", 7 b&w illustrations, $38.00 paper, $32.99 ebook

October 2015

University of the West Indies Press

José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence is the first to examine José Martí's ideas and efforts for Cuban independence in a global context, beyond the national and hemispheric. José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence reveals that the late 19th century Cuban independence struggle was the first Latin American and Caribbean revolution that was inspired by ideas, cultures and peoples beyond the region and by other distant global regions.

ISBN 9789766405526 (p.), ISBN 9789766405700 (e.)

AASL: S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: RG


980.031

Conway, Christopher

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History

288 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w illustrations, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

July 2015

Vanderbilt University Press

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History provides a panoramic and accessible introduction to the era in which Latin America took its first steps into the Modern Age. Including colorful characters like circus clowns, prostitutes, bullfighters, street puppeteers, and bestselling authors, this book maps vivid and often surprising combinations of the new and the old, the high and the low, and the political and the cultural. Author Christopher Conway shows that beneath the diversity of the New World there was a deeper structure of shared patterns of cultural creation and meaning.

LC 2014038844, ISBN 9780826520593 (c.), ISBN 9780826520609 (p.), ISBN 9780826520616 (e.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


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