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New Releases for May 9: San Francisco Seals, Celebrity Make-Up Artist

The San Francisco Seals, 1946–1957: Interviews with 25 Former Baseballers by Brent P. Kelley

The San Francisco Seals were members of baseball’s Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1958. Arguably the most successful minor league franchise ever, the Seals held the minor league attendance record from 1946 until it was broken by Louisville in the 1980s, and remained independently owned until 1956. The Seals were also Joe DiMaggio’s first team and many another major league star was on the team’s roster on his climb up the ranks.

This work is a collection of oral histories of players who took the field for the Seals from 1946 through 1957, just before the Giants came to San Francisco and when the Seals played their final game. Ferris Fain said of the 1946 Seals, “I just think that that was the best ballclub that I’ve ever played on, including major league. I mean, as a team.” Frank Seward, Don Trower, Jack Brewer, Roy Nicely, Neill Sheridan, Joe Brovia, Bill Werle, Con Dempsey, Dario Lodigiani, Lou Burdette, Ed Cereghino, Bill Bradford, Reno Cheso, Nini Tornay, Jerry Zuvela, Leo Righetti, Jim Westlake, Ted Beard, Chuck Stevens, Bob DiPietro, Don Lenhardt, Riverboat Smith, Jack Spring, and Bert Thiel also reminisce about their careers with the Seals.

 

 

The Star Shiner: Memoir of a Celebrity Make-Up Artist by Evan Richardson

The Star Shiner poses the question: Can a young man from a small rural Kentucky town—fleeing a domineering mother and an abusive, alcoholic father—find recognition and happiness in New York city, working with the high-powered fashion and cosmetic industries, and with some of the world’s most famous people—without losing his values and his soul?

After a notable career in fashion illustration and modeling in Paris, Richardson becomes a makeup artist, working with Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and photographers Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Frecesco Scavullo. The book is more than a celebrity memoir in that it is particularly a narrative of the ’70s into the ’90s, a time in New York’s history of financial difficulties and corruption.

This was the golden era of fashion and cosmetics when Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland, Charles Revson and Estee Lauder, the king and queen of cosmetics and Avedon, Penn and Scavullo ruled the industries. The reader is taken into wild nights at Studio 54 and into New York’s downtown after-hours dungeons, seething with sex, drugs and danger, where individuals are treated as sexual stepping stones.

 

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New Releases for May 8: Auto Racing, N.C. Civil War Monuments

Auto Racing Comes of Age: A Transatlantic View of the Cars, Drivers and Speedways, 1900–1925 by Robert Dick

The first quarter of the 20th century was a time of dramatic change in auto racing, marked by the move from the horseless carriage to the supercharged Grand Prix racer, from the gentleman driver to the well-publicized professional, and from the dusty road course to the autodrome. This history of the evolution of European and American auto racing from 1900 to 1925 examines transatlantic influences, early dirt track racing, and the birth of the twin-cam engine and the straight-eight. It also explores the origins of the Bennett and Vanderbilt races, the early career of “America’s Speed King” Barney Oldfield, the rise of the speedway specials from Marmon, Mercer, Stutz and Duesenberg, and developments from Peugeot, Delage, Ballot, Fiat, and Bugatti. This informative work provides welcome insight into a defining period in motorsports.

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History by Douglas J. Butler

Throughout recorded history, monuments of stone and metal have honored victorious armies and successful leaders. Following the American Civil War this tradition expanded to include soldiers of the defeated Confederacy. By the early twentieth century, memorials to the dead and surviving veterans were regional icons, and men of the Confederate army ranked among history’s most honored troops.

This illustrated history details North Carolina’s commemorative response to a war in which more than 30,000 of its soldiers died in military service: 101 Confederate monuments—and eight Union memorials, including one honoring African American troops—were dedicated across the Tarheel State between 1865 and the Civil War centennial in 1961. The location, design, funding and dedication of these memorials reveal a society’s evolving grief and the forging of public memory. Committee minutes, financial records, legal documents, and contemporaneous accounts highlight the challenging and often contentious process through which these monuments were realized. Manufacturers’ catalogs and advertisements, as well as spirited editorial exchanges in newspapers and magazines, provide further insight into the sculptural, technological and cultural milieu.

 

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Stop Motion Master Harryhausen Passes

Thanks for bringing dinosaurs and monsters to life, Mr. Harryhausen!

Ray Harryhausen, age 92, had a decades-long career and had “lived to see himself lionized by younger filmmakers as an inspiration…[and] for his technological contributions to film” writes Jennifer Garlen.  “Classic science fiction and fantasy fans lost an icon.”  More from Garlen here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/sci-fi-icon-ray-harryhausen-dies-at-92?CID=examiner_alerts_article

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New Releases for May 7: Air Races, Stage Space, Extraterrestrials, Children's Fantasy, June Cleaver

The Pulitzer Air Races: American Aviation and Speed Supremacy, 1920–1925 by Michael Gough

The Poetics of Stage Space: The Theory and Process of Theatre Scene Design by Bruce A. Bergner

Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist: Alien Contact Tales Since the 1950s by Aaron John Gulyas

“Throw the book away”: Reading versus Experience in Children’s Fantasy by Amie A. Doughty

June Cleaver Was a Feminist!: Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television by Cary O’Dell

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Deal: Emergency Services

Every week, McFarland offers a selection of books at 20% off list.

This week (May 6-12), get 20% off the following books about emergency services with the coupon code EMERGENCY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for May 2: Civil War, Communes, WWII, Werewolf

The 115th New York in the Civil War: A Regimental History by Mark Silo

Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663–1963 by Foster Stockwell

I Walk Through the Valley: A World War II Infantryman’s Memoir of War, Imprisonment and Love by Bruce C. Zorns

So Far, So Funny: My Life in Show Business by Hal Kanter

The Modern Literary Werewolf: A Critical Study of the Mutable Motif by Brent A. Stypczynski

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 30: Winter Ball, Medals for Soldiers, Amphibious Gunboats

Memories of Winter Ball: Interviews with Players in the Latin American Winter Leagues of the 1950s by Lou Hernández

Medals for Soldiers and Airmen: Awards and Decorations of the United States Army and Air Force by Fred L. Borch III

American Amphibious Gunboats in World War II: A History of LCI and LCS(L) Ships in the Pacific by Robin L. Rielly

 

 

 

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2013 SABR Baseball Research Awards

The Society for American Baseball Research recently announced the winners of the 2013 SABR Baseball Research Awards, given annually for projects that have “significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball.”  This year two of the three awards went to McFarland authors. Congratulations go out to Ron Keurajian for Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide and to the editorial team of Peter Morris, William Ryczek, Jan Finkel, Leonard Levin, and Richard Malatzky for Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1879: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide.  

 


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Weekly Deal: 20% Off Books About North Korea

Introducing new Weekly Deals: every week, we’ll offer a selection of books at 20% off list price.

This week, get 20% off any of the following titles about North Korea when you enter the coupon code DPRK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 29: Henry Frye, Lemuria, American Goverment Leaders, Mack Sennett

 

Henry Frye: North Carolina’s First African American Chief Justice by Howard E. Covington, Jr.

War over Lemuria: Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction by Richard Toronto

American Government Leaders: Major Elected and Appointed Officials, Federal, State and Local, 1776–2005 by Harris M. Lentz III

Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel by Brent E. Walker

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 25: Postage Stamps, Heroes, Obituaries 2012, Girls Transforming

The United States as Depicted on Its Postage Stamps by Steve Rajtar

Too Young the Heroes: A World War II Marine’s Account of Facing a Veteran Enemy at Guadalcanal, the Solomons and Okinawa by George Lince

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012 by Harris M. Lentz III

The Becoming of Age: Cinematic Visions of Mind, Body and Identity in Later Life by Pamela H. Gravagne

Girls Transforming: Invisibility and Age-Shifting in Children’s Fantasy Fiction Since the 1970s by Sanna Lehtonen

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 24: George Cukor, Vietnam, Bible, Silas Deane

George Cukor: A Critical Study and Filmography by James Bernardoni

Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second: A Critical and Thematic Analysis of 360 Films About the Vietnam War by Jeremy M. Devine

The Text of the Bible: Its Path Through History and to the People by David S. New

Silas Deane, Revolutionary War Diplomat and Politician by Milton C. Van Vlack

 

 

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New Releases for April 19: George Raft, Vietnamese Amerasians, AAGPBL, Richardson Light Guard

George Raft: The Films by Everett Aaker

Children of the Enemy: Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers by Steven DeBonis

We Were the All-American Girls: Interviews with Players of the AAGPBL, 1943–1954 by Jim Sargent

The Richardson Light Guard of Wakefield, Massachusetts: A Town Militia in War and Peace, 1851–1975
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DC-Area McFarland Authors at International Day of the Book

Several Washington, DC, McFarland authors are participating in the International Day of the Book.  The festival will be held April 21 in historic old town Kensington, Maryland.

Tania Heller, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the medical director of the Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity in Bethesda, Maryland.  Her books include: You and Your Doctor: A Guide to a Healing Relationship, with Physicians’ InsightsOverweight: A Handbook for Teens and ParentsEating Disorders: A Handbook for Teens, Families and Teachers  and Pregnant! What Can I Do?: A Guide for Teenagers.

 

 

 

Brett L. Abrams is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.  His books include: Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C. and Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the Selling of the Movieland Dream.

 

 

 

Joe Sergi is a senior litigation counsel in a US government agency, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law.  He writes regularly about the history of comics and censorship for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  He is the editor of the graphic novel anthology Great Zombies in History and the author of the forthcoming Comic Book Law.

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New Releases for April 18: Shakespeare, Coaching, Bud Fowler, War Nurses, Hollywood

“Every word doth almost tell my name”: The Authorship of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by P.D. McIntosh

Coaching Myths: Fifteen Wrong Ideas in Youth Sports by Rick Albrecht

Bud Fowler: Baseball’s First Black Professional by Jeffrey Michael Laing

Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans by Patricia Rushton

Extras of Early Hollywood: A History of the Crowd, 1913–1945 by Kerry Segrave

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 17: Women, Mass Murders, Phoenix, Videogames, Ancient World

Women and Second Life: Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play by Dianna Baldwin

Women Serial and Mass Murderers: Profiles of 85 Killers Worldwide, 1580–1990 by Kerry Segrave

Glimpses of Phoenix: The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media by David William Foster

Mazes in Videogames: Meaning, Metaphor and Design by Alison Gazzard

The Pentathlon of the Ancient World by Frank Zarnowski

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 15: Radio Journalism, Cinema, Wars of Latin America, Serial Film Stars

Radio Journalism in America: Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond by Jim Cox

Cinema of the Philippines: A History and Filmography, 1897–2005 by Bryan L. Yeatter

Wars of Latin America, 1948–1982: The Rise of the Guerrillas by René De La Pedraja

Serial Film Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1912–1956 by Buck Rainey

 

 

 

 

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GRAPHIC NOVEL: Advance Praise for Dracula's Army

Advance praise for the soon to be released Dracula’s Army: The Dead Travel Fast by Andy Fish.

“A great read and a visual feast for the eyes!”—Jon B. Cooke, Comic Book Artist Magazine

“Andy Fish has demonstrated that he is one of the real upcoming stars of the graphic novel horror genre with his adaption of the classic Bram Stoker tale.”—Jennifer Cromwell

“Andy Fish walks a delicate line in his reworking of Dracula, updating the setting by several decades and melding some filmic properties into it, while still retaining the flavor of the original novel and — more importantly — the actual story contained. With a writing style that accentuates the creepily macabre, and a visual presentation that makes the most of atmosphere for chills — as well as offering a ballsy depiction of Mina Murray, via Louise Brooks and her killer bob — the first part of Fish’s adaptation ups the expectation for further chapters.” — John Seven, Worcester Magazine.

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New Releases for April 12: Smallpox

Smallpox: A History by S.L. Kotar

Scientifically known as Variola major, the deadliest form of smallpox has plagued mankind since “time immemorial.” This text chronicles the worldwide effects of the killer disease, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, including the devastations of the “speckled disease” during great armed conflicts. Specific attention is paid to the development and utilization of Dr. Edward Jenner’s vaccination, chronicling the anti-vaccination movement, the evolving concept of compulsory vaccination and the global march toward eradication. Legal and moral challenges, the National Vaccine Institute, the treatment of American Indians and African Americans, immigrants, the often bloody quarantine battles, germ warfare, superstitions and home remedies are addressed from the historical perspectives of those who lived through and those who died of this scourge.

 

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New Release for April 11: The 6th United States Cavalry in the Civil War

The 6th United States Cavalry in the Civil War: A History and Roster by Donald C. Caughey

This is the first scholarly history of the only regular army cavalry regiment raised during the Civil War. Unlike volunteer regiments raised by individual states, the regular regiments drew soldiers from across the country. By war’s end 2,130 men and at least one woman from 29 states and 14 countries served in the 6th U.S. Cavalry. The regiment’s initial cast of officers included two grandsons of a former president, a cousin of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, two cousins of the governor of Pennsylvania, the son of a Radical Republican senator who opposed President Lincoln, and a number of enlisted soldiers promoted from the ranks. The book relies heavily upon primary sources to tell the regiment’s story in the words of the participants. These include dairies and letters of officers and enlisted soldiers alike, several of which are previously unpublished. Official reports are excerpted when appropriate to provide the commander’s view of the regiment’s performance.

 

 

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New Releases for April 9: Evangelicals, American Military Transport Aircraft

Evangelicals and the Arts in Fiction: Portrayals of Tension in Non-Evangelical Works Since 1895 by John Weaver

This book is an exploration of how the relationship of evangelicals to the arts has been portrayed in fiction for the last century. The author argues that evangelicals are consistently seen as enemies of the arts by non-evangelical writers. The artist (typically represented by a literal artist, occasionally by a scientist or reluctant messiah) typically has to fight for liberation from such clichéd character types as the failed evangelical artist, the rube or the hypocritical pastor. Rather than resist the cliché of anti-art evangelicalism, the book contends that evangelicals should embrace it: this stereotype is only hurtful so long as one assumes that the arts represent a positive force in human society. This work, built off the scholarship of John Carey, does not make that assumption.

 

American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 by E.R. Johnson

Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II—beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day—the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation—anywhere in the world, at any time—has become a foundational element of American defense policy. This work provides the reader with a comprehensive historical survey—including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs—of each type of fixed-wing aircraft used by U.S. military forces over a nearly 90-year period to carry out the airlift mission.

 

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Weekly Deal: 20% off Books About Ballparks

Introducing new Weekly Deals: every week, we’ll offer a selection of books at 20% off list price.

This week, we’re celebrating baseball season with books about historic ballparks.  Get 20% off any of the following titles with the coupon code BALLPARK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRAPHIC NOVEL: Great Zombies in History

In anticipation of the publication of Great Zombies in History, McFarland thought it would be interesting to get a little insight on creating the artwork in a graphic novel from one of the contributing artists, DaFu Yu.

Here is a preliminary sketch from the story “Immortal Resistance” written by Rob Anderson, as well as the finished drawing:

 DaFu describes how he gets from A to B: “My process starts with the script. As I am reading through it I make stick figures of each panel. Then I translate them into thumbnails for the writer, Rob Anderson. Once Rob approves the thumbnails I start on the actual page.

I work on 11”x17” Bristol board. I pencil with a Staedtler leader holder. I like 2H lead, is just light enough to see what you are drawing and it doesn’t smudge much so is easy to clean up. Then I finish off the page by inking with various Sakura Micron pens.”  Here is a photo of the artist at work:

More information about Great Zombies in History can be found in the McFarland online catalog.

To browse all McFarland graphic novels, both nonfiction and fiction, go to www.mcfarlandgraphicnovels.com. For authors or artists interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are also offered at www.mcfarlandgraphicnovels.com.

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New Releases for April 3: Baseball, Sexual Harassment, Law of the Sea, Billy Southworth, Television Network

The Easter Monday Baseball Game: North Carolina State and Wake Forest on the Diamond, 1899–1956 by Tim Peeler

The Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace, 1600 to 1993 by Kerry Segrave

The Law of the Sea: An Historical Analysis of the 1982 Treaty and Its Rejection by the United States by James B. Morell

Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer by John C. Skipper

Television Network Daytime and Late-Night Programming, 1959–1989 by Mitchell E. Shapiro

 

 

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New Releases for April 1: Bounty, East Prussian Childhood, American Voices, Dostoevsky, Firefighter

Innocent on the Bounty: The Court-Martial and Pardon of Midshipman Peter Heywood, in Letters by Peter Heywood

Nightmares of an East Prussian Childhood: A Memoir of the Russian Occupation by Ilse Stritzke

American Voices: Five Contemporary Playwrights in Essays and Interviews by Esther Harriott

The Dostoevsky Archive: Firsthand Accounts of the Novelist from Contemporaries’ Memoirs and Rare Periodicals, Most Translated into English for the First Time, with a Detailed Lifetime Chronology and Annotated Bibliography by Peter Sekirin

The Flame Within: Memoir of a Firefighter by Wayne Mutza

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for March 29: Music Industry, Artists of the Page

Payola in the Music Industry: A History, 1880–1991 by Kerry Segrave

“a well-documented account that should interest a wide range of readers”—Library Journal

“a wealth of fascinating material…the only in-depth study of the subject…excellent”—Choice

 

 

 

 

Artists of the Page: Interviews with Children’s Book Illustrators by Sylvia Marantz

“the Marantzes approach their subject with a respect for…picture books and an evident background in the arts”—Booklist/RBB

“a significant contribution…. Highly recommended”—ARBA

“the depth of this work underscores the expertise of the Marantzes”—Library Talk

 

 

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Five Feminist Fables, Award-Winning Artist Maureen Burdock

German-born artist Maureen Burdock, whose work has consistently addressed social issues, has gained the attention of The Lamp Project.  Burdock is also a graphic novelist, and The Lamp Project has posted a preview of her upcoming The F Word Project: Five Feminist Fables, a graphic anthology to be published by McFarland in Fall 2014.

When asked why she turned to this particular medium, Burdock replied that she wanted to “make work that is accessible to a broad public and can be disseminated in venues including-but also beyond-galleries and museums.”  The Lamp Project says Burdock’s work is a “compelling alternative” to the visual tropes that come to mind when one thinks of comics.  Read the entire article here:

http://thelampproject.net/2013/aszymanek/drawing-powerful-women-graphic-novelist-maureen-burdock/

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AWARD WINNER: Comic Books and the Cold War

The Popular Culture/American Culture Association has announced Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946–1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns as the winner of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture.  The collection was edited by Chris York and Rafiel York.  Congrats to all!

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New Releases for March 25: Margaret Mitchell, Robert Rossen, Horror, James Jaquess, Baseball

The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia by Anita Price Davis

Robert Rossen: The Films and Politics of a Blacklisted Idealist by Alan Casty

Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror by Aalya Ahmad

James F. Jaquess: Scholar, Soldier and Private Agent for President Lincoln by Patricia B. Burnette

Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues by W. Laurence Coker, M.D.

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for March 22: John Wayne, Popular Novel, Crowd Violence, Information War, Boxing, Basketball League

Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond by Scott Allen Nollen

The American Popular Novel After World War II: A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947–2000 by David Willbern

Crowd Violence in American Modernist Fiction: Lynchings, Riots and the Individual Under Assault by Benjamin S. West

The Chinese Information War: Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests by Dennis F. Poindexter

Joe Louis: The Life of a Heavyweight by Lew Freedman

Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960–1963: The Upstarts Who Shot for Three and Lost to the NBA by Murry R. Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baseball Biography Examines George "Boomer" Scott's Life

Growing up in Greenville, Mississippi, George “Boomer” Scott Jr. lost his father in 1945, when he was a little over a year old. The 46-year-old George Scott Sr. died of heatstroke, and much of what his three children would eventually learn about him came from stories shared by family members and friends.

The same cannot be said for his youngest child, the former Boston Red Sox first baseman, whose life was the subject of a recent book, “Long Taters: A Baseball Biography of George ‘Boomer’ Scott.” Penned by Ron Anderson, it details Scott’s humble beginnings in Mississippi to his 14-year career in Major League Baseball— for a period of which he lived in Falmouth—followed by his unsuccessful attempts to transition from a player to a manager.

Read more at… http://www.iocapecod.com/lifestyle/baseball_biography_examines_george_boomer_scotts_life

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Industrialization of Design

 “impressive…fascinating…Gantz has assembled an amazing collection of moments in a timeline tat explains and defines modern industrial design…a well-written history…Destined to be a text for schools and a must have for design libraries everywhere…one great book to read and own”—Innovation

On March 20th, get 20% off The Industrialization of Design when you enter the coupon code DESIGN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

Every weekday, McFarland offers one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day and follow us on FacebookGoogle+  and Twitter for more Daily Deals!

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Culture Wars in British Literature

Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity by Tracy J. Prince was recently covered by AmeriCymru.  Reviewer Ceri Shaw writes, “It is precisely in its analysis of this ‘Anglo centeredness’ and its sensitive treatment of the many other voices that comprise modern British writing that this book’s strength lies. We have no hesitation in recommending Culture Wars in British Literature to anyone with an interest in the complexities of modern British culture…”

Click here to read the full review.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Tolkien and the Study of His Sources

“an intriguing work that provides another angle on one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century”—Midwest Book Review

On March 19th, get 20% off Tolkien and the Study of His Sources when you enter the coupon code TOLKIEN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

Every weekday, McFarland offers one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day and follow us on FacebookGoogle+  and Twitter for more Daily Deals!

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Instructors & Exam Copies

Instructors teaching relevant courses may request books to consider for adoption. In many cases, viewable sample chapters of popular textbooks have been made available on our website (and may be viewed by consulting a book’s table of contents under its entry in the online catalog). Where samples are available, the appropriate chapter title may be clicked on to access the text of that chapter.

To examine a prospective textbook in its entirety, contact us using the form located here.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Sociology of Sports

“The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended”—Choice.

 On March 18th, get 20% off The Sociology of Sports when you enter the coupon code SPORTS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

Every weekday, McFarland offers one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day and follow us on FacebookGoogle+  and Twitter for more Daily Deals!

 

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New Releases for March 18: Allan Dwan, Cleveland Baseball

League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891–1946 by Ken Krsolovic

This is a comprehensive history of League Park, primary home field for Major League Baseball in Cleveland from 1891 to 1946, but with a significant history that includes the National Football League, Negro League baseball, college football and boxing, and an uncanny multitude of amazing events and people. This chronicle allows for these grounds to take their place among the more heralded parks of baseball’s past and present. The site has survived to this day as a baseball grounds; a groundbreaking for renovations took place in October 2012.

 

 

 

Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios by Frederic Lombardi

It could be said that the career of Canadian-born film director Allan Dwan (1885–1981) began at the dawn of the American motion picture industry. Originally a scriptwriter, Dwan became a director purely by accident. Even so, his creativity and problem-solving skills propelled him to the top of his profession. He achieved success with numerous silent film performers, most spectacularly with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Gloria Swanson, and later with such legendary stars as Shirley Temple and John Wayne.

 

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New Releases for March 14: Isabel Allende, Underground Railroad

Isabel Allende: A Literary Companion by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Isabel Allende—”la Famosa” to her fellow Chileans—is the world’s most widely read Spanish language author. Her career coincides with the emergence of multiculturalism and global feminism, and her powerfully honest, revelatory works touch the pulse points of humankind. Her bravura study of the interwoven roles of women in family history opens the minds of outsiders to the sufferings of women and their children during years of social and political nightmare.

 

 

 

The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinois by Nancy M. Beasley

This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist churches all had compelling antislavery beliefs. Church members, county elected officials, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters were all one and the same. Additionally, DeKalb County had the highest concentration of subscriptions to the Chicago–based Western Citizen antislavery newspaper. It was an accepted local activity to help escaped slaves.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Bargaining with Baseball

 “If Major League Baseball ever awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, it should go to Bill Gould for effectively ending baseball’s nuclear war, the strike of 1994-95, during his tenure as NLRB Chairman. In his new book, the distinguished law professor has chronicled the game’s history of labor and racial relations from his unique perspective.”—Joe Castiglione, broadcaster, Boston Red Sox

On March 13, get 20% off Bargaining with Baseball when you enter the coupon code Bargain.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

Every weekday, McFarland offers one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day and follow us on FacebookGoogle+  and Twitter for more Daily Deals!

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Boxing in New Mexico

After decades of hard work, the efforts of Chris Cozzone and the late Jim Boggio have finally coalesced!  Boxing in New Mexico, 1868–1940 is now shipping.   To order a copy from McFarland, go to the book’s page in our online catalog.

For more about boxing from McFarland, browse a list of our boxing books.

For information about current events and fights in New Mexico and the Southwest boxing scene, visit Chris Cozzone and the staff of New Mexico Boxing at www.newmexicoboxing.com.

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New Releases for March 12: Janet Leigh, Lincoln, Dinosaurs, Screwball Comedy

Janet Leigh: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua

President Lincoln’s Recruiter: General Lorenzo Thomas and the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War by Michael A. Eggleston

Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction: A Thematic Survey by Allen A. Debus

The Green Vision of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver: Two Collaborators in the Cause of Clean Industry by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.

The Art of the Screwball Comedy: Madcap Entertainment from the 1930s to Today by Doris Milberg

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Lost at Guadalcanal

The dramatic account of two American warships in the South Pacific, this book follows the USS Astoria (CA–34) and USS Chicago (CA–29) during the late summer of 1942, when both participated in the early days of the critical battle for Guadalcanal. Drawing on a variety of firsthand accounts, some previously unpublished, the book tells the story from the perspective of the men aboard each ship, transporting readers inside the gun turrets, behind the lookout binoculars, and below deck as the battle rages. Individual stories of heroism, sacrifice and survival unfold as both vessels meet their fates in the South Pacific.

On March 12th, get 20% off Lost at Guadalcanal when you enter the coupon code GUADALCANAL. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Growing Up with a Schizophrenic Mother

An estimated two to three million people in the United States today were raised by a schizophrenic parent. Brown and Roberts offer a unique book based on interviews with over forty adult children of mothers diagnosed as schizophrenic. Such topics as the isolation their family felt, their chaotic home environments, their present relationships with their mothers, and the lost potential of mother and child are covered. Their stories are fascinating and provide important information to both the mental health community and the lay public.

On March 11th, get 20% off Growing Up with a Schizophrenic Mother when you enter the coupon code SCHIZOPHRENIC.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The First Black Boxing Champions

“extremely well written and chronicled…painstakingly researched, by writers who show a heartfelt passion for their subjects…a must”—Ring Memorabilia

On March 8th, get 20% off The First Black Boxing Champions when you enter the coupon code BOXING.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Art of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel

“the author has left no stone unturned. We thoroughly enjoyed and recommend”—Glass on Metal

On March 7th, get 20% off The Art of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel when you enter the coupon code Enamel.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off High School Journalism

“useful”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly

“most valuable”—ARBA

On March 6th, get 20% off High School Journalism when you enter the coupon code JOURNALISM.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for March 6: Writings, Boxing, Punch and Judy, Chess, Scotland

Writings on Writing: A Compendium of 1209 Quotations from Authors on Their Craft by Thomas H. Brennan

Boxing in New Mexico, 1868–1940 by Chris Cozzone

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America: A History and Biographical Dictionary by Ryan Howard

Albert Beauregard Hodges: The Man Chess Made by John S. Hilbert

When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Body in Psychotherapy

“impressive…excellent”—The Psychotherapist

“highly detailed…excellent”—Contemporary Psychology

On March 5th, get 20% off The Body in Psychotherapy when you enter the coupon code PSYCHOTHERAPY.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for March 5: Diplomacy, Chaucer, Conflict, American Literature

American Diplomacy and the Israeli War of Independence by Frank W. Brecher

Chaucer’s Afterlife: Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture by Kathleen Forni

Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson by Anna Faktorovich

Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence by Rhea A. DuMont

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature by Geoff Hamilton

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Analyzing Mad Men

MC’s episodic drama Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon, detailing America’s preoccupation with commercialism and image in the Camelot of 1960s Kennedy-era America, while self-consciously exploring current preoccupations. The 12 critical essays in this collection offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to this highly relevant television show, examining Mad Men as a cultural barometer for contemporary concerns with consumerism, capitalism and sexism.

On March 3rd, get 20% off Analyzing Mad Men when you enter the coupon code MAD.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for March 4: Filmmaking, DNA, Baseball Names, Television Pilots, Tudors

Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint by Mike Watt

Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal Justice System by Louis J. Palmer, Jr.

Baseball Team Names: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869–2011 by Richard Worth

Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937–2012 by Vincent Terrace

The Tudors on Film and Television by Sue Parrill

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Farewell to the Last Golden Era

In 1960, Major League Baseball reached a crossroads in its history. Facing a challenge from the Continental Baseball League, the owners of the original 16 major league teams elected to admit new clubs. This in-depth look at that pivotal season—the last played with only the original 16 teams—follows the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on their march to the 1960 World Series.

On March 1st, get 20% off Farewell to the Last Golden Era when you enter the coupon code 1960.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for March 1: Placenames, Brigitte Bardot, Holidays, Hitler, Kennedy

Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features and Historic Sites, 2nd Edition by Adrian Room

Brigitte Bardot: A Biography by Barnett Singer

United States Holidays and Observances: By Date, Jurisdiction, and Subject, Fully Indexed by Steve Rajtar

Hitler’s Wehrmacht: German Armed Forces in Support of the Führer by James Steiner

John F. Kennedy in Quotations: A Topical Dictionary, with Sources by David B. Frost

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Daily Deal: 20% off Seduced by Twilight

 Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga has maintained a tight grip on the contemporary cultural imagination. This timely and critical work examines how the Twilight series offers addictively appealing messages about love, romance, sex, beauty and body image, and how these charged themes interact with cultural issues regarding race, class, gender and sexuality. Through a careful analysis of the texts, the fandom and the current socio-historical climate, this work argues that the success of the Twilight series stems chiefly from Meyer’s negotiation of cultural mores.

On February 28th, get 20% off Seduced by Twilight when you enter the coupon code TWILIGHT.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Feb 28: Wizard of Oz, Yankees, Chess, Oglethorpe, Rodeo

The Wizard of Oz Catalog: L. Frank Baum’s Novel, Its Sequels and Their Adaptations for Stage, Television, Movies, Radio, Music Videos, Comic Books, Commercials and More by Fraser A. Sherman

Greatness in Waiting: An Illustrated History of the Early New York Yankees, 1903–1919 by Ray Istorico

Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games by Eliot Hearst

Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733–1783 by David Lee Russell

The Rodeo and Hollywood: Rodeo Cowboys on Screen and Western Actors in the Arena by Jim Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Ombudsman Handbook

 “a highly readable volume with an extensive bibliography”—SciTech Book New

 On February 27th, get 20% off The Ombudsman Handbook when you enter the coupon code OMBUDSMAN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Feb 27: Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Fantastic Fiction, Frank Marshall, Pearl Harbor

The Jerry Lewis Films: An Analytical Filmography of the Innovative Comic by James L. Neibaur

Woody Allen’s Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films by Sander H. Lee

Cauldron of Changes: Feminist Spirituality in Fantastic Fiction by Janice C. Crosby

Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion: A Biography with 220 Games by Andy Soltis

Pearl Harbor: Selected Testimonies, Fully Indexed, from the Congressional Hearings (1945–1946) and Prior Investigations of the Events Leading Up to the Attack by Roland H. Worth, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Feb 26: Science Fiction, Writers, Skyscrapers, Movies

The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises by Heather Urbanski

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women’s Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times by Jill Franks

Skyscraper Façades of the Gilded Age: Fifty-One Extravagant Designs, 1875–1910 by Joseph J. Korom, Jr.

How to Make Movies: Low-Budget/No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All by Kevin J. Lindenmuth

My Time in Hell: Memoir of an American Soldier Imprisoned by the Japanese in World War II by Andrew D. Carson

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Feb 25: Educational Institutes, Boxing, Harry Potter, WWI, Civil War

Town and Gown Relations: A Handbook of Best Practices by Roger L. Kemp

Heavyweight Boxing in the 1970s: The Great Fighters and Rivalries by Joe Ryan

Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College by Valerie Estelle Frankel

The American Expeditionary Force in World War I: A Statistical History, 1917–1919 by George B. Clark

Tom Worthington’s Civil War: Shiloh, Sherman, and the Search for Vindication by James D. Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Horror Films of the 1980s

“writing is clear, with a personal but expert tone…useful information and enjoyable commentary…recommended”—Booklist/RBB

On February 25th, get 20% off Horror Films of the 1980s when you enter the coupon code FREDDY. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Greatest Minor League

“impressive…definitive work on the Pacific Coast League…a welcome addition”—Booklist/RBB

 On February 22, get 20% off The Greatest Minor League when you enter the coupon code PCL.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Feb 22: Sporting, Harpo Marx, Shoemaker, Toy Bulldog

Eyes on the Sporting Scene, 1870–1930: Will and June Rankin, New York’s Sportswriting Brothers by Pamela A. Bakker

Harpo Marx as Trickster by Charlene Fix

Stephen Shoemaker: The Paintings and Their Stories by Stephen Shoemaker

Toy Bulldog: The Fighting Life and Times of Mickey Walker by John Jarrett

The Salvadoran Officer Corps and the Final Offensive of 1981 by Brian J. Bosch

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off “Ask the Man Who Owns One”

 “an interesting history…a joy for automobile and advertising enthusiast alike…highly recommended”—Choice

On February 20th, get 20% off “Ask the Man Who Owns One” when you enter the coupon code PACKARD.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Between Reb and Yank

 “a remarkable book…this book sets a standard for other Piedmont Civil War histories to strive toward”—The Washington Post

On February 18th, get 20% off Between Reb and Yank when you enter the coupon code LOUDOUN. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Boondocks Brewing, McFarland Host Book Launch for Local Artist Stephen Shoemaker on Wednesday, Feb 27

North Carolina artist Stephen Shoemaker and Our State magazine writer Janet Pittard have teamed up to write Stephen Shoemaker: The Paintings and Their Stories.  A West Jefferson, NC,  native, Shoemaker is known for his dramatic railroad paintings and scenes of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant in downtown West Jefferson will be the site of the book launch, where together with publisher McFarland, they will be welcoming the public to meet the authors on Wednesday, February 27, at 5:00 PM.

Criticized for doodling too much in class, Shoemaker took his first art lessons at age 10 with Flossie Farr and Archie Black in the old block building across the street from the West Jefferson Elementary School.  Since, he’s gone on to be featured by UNC-TV, Our State magazine, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, among other outlets.

“The art and stories are about things that most people can identify with,” said Shoemaker recently. “The book is basically about local events and growing up in this area.”

The art book includes Shoemaker favorites such as his Virginia Creeper series, and also includes pieces created especially for the publication.

“There’s a lot of lively storytelling, but the book also sheds light on an artist’s thought processes and how inspiration is drawn from our region’s unique culture and history,” said coauthor Janet Pittard.

According to Shoemaker and Pittard, the joint project has been more than two years in the making.  Working with McFarland, who also had released The Art of Florence Thomas, was a natural fit.  McFarland is known for its topnotch, serious books aimed at the library market, and was experienced with the ultra-high design and printing standards required for art books.

The book launch is open to the public, begins at 5:00 and will run until approximately 7:30.  The authors will be autographing books, and McFarland will have copies on site for sale at a special launch price.  Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant will be providing entrée discounts for diners who buy a book and stay for supper.  Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant can be contacted at 336-246-5222 or online at www.boondocks-brewing.com.  McFarland can be reached at 336-246-4460 or online at www.mcfarlandpub.com.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Yuengling

outstanding…an important contribution to brewing history…well-written and enjoyable”—Mid-Atlantic Brewing News

On February 14th, get 20% off Yuengling when you enter the coupon code BEER.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Creating Characters

 The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters’ internal and external traits, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, fears, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, habits and backgrounds. Following these questions, the writer will find an ever deeper and wider array of options. Thus, Creating Characters helps writers delve as deeply into a character’s psychology as they want. All characters, and the stories they people, can be made richer and more compelling.

On February 13th, get 20% off Creating Characters when you enter the coupon code CHARACTERS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Fearless Harry Greb

“there may not be a huge audience out there for a biography of Harry Greb, but Bill Paxton has put together a good one”—The Ring

 “the author deserves credit for the massive amount of research that went into his work”–www.secondsout.com.

On February 12th, get 20% off Fearless Harry Greb when you enter the coupon code GREB.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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