The Trickster in Ginsberg: A Critical Reading by Katherine Campbell Mead-Brewer
Israel/Palestine and the Politics of a Two-State Solution by Thomas G. Mitchell
Louis XVI and the French Revolution by Alison Johnson
The Trickster in Ginsberg: A Critical Reading by Katherine Campbell Mead-Brewer
Israel/Palestine and the Politics of a Two-State Solution by Thomas G. Mitchell
Louis XVI and the French Revolution by Alison Johnson
Forrest J. Ackerman will be a topic of much discussion on the Syfy Channel’s “Life After Death Project.” Deborah Painter, author of Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman, will guest on the May 15 episode.
The medievalists are gathering in Kalamazoo! Assistant editor Tyler Cloherty shares some photos of the first day of the International Congress on Medieval Studies:
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.
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.
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
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
Thurs June 6: Author Peter Ephross (Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players) will speak about his work at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse. More details may be found here: http://www.bergino.com/Articles.asp?ID=134.
Congratulations to author Celia Viggo Wexler whose book Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis is a 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award winner in the research about journalism category.
Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663–1963 by Foster Stockwell
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
Richard Armstrong, author of Mourning Films: A Critical Study of Loss and Grieving in Cinema, will be giving a lecture at the Childhood Bereavement Network in London on Thursday, May 2, 20013.
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.
Henry Frye: North Carolina’s First African American Chief Justice by Howard E. Covington, Jr.
The Savannah College of Art and Design sequential art department will host leading graphic novel and comic book publishers and editors at its annual Editors Days Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2013. Natalie Foreman of McFarland will be joining a panel discussion there.
Muses India: Essays on English-Language Writers from Mahomet to Rushdie by Chetan Deshmane
Women Champions of Human Rights: Eleven U.S. Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Moira Davison Reynolds
Deborah Schneiderman (associate professor of interior design at the Pratt Institute) has paired with artist Bishakh Som (M.Arch. from Harvard, B.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell) to create an Architectural History of the Prefab Bathroom, available from McFarland in Spring 2014.
Here’s a four-page preview:
The United States as Depicted on Its Postage Stamps by Steve Rajtar
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
George Cukor: A Critical Study and Filmography by James Bernardoni
Silas Deane, Revolutionary War Diplomat and Politician by Milton C. Van Vlack
Burleigh Grimes: Baseball’s Last Legal Spitballer by Joe Niese
American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity by Lawrence J. Epstein
Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball by Frank Garland
Here is the new 2013 Medieval Studies Catalog
George Raft: The Films by Everett Aaker
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’ Insights, Overweight: A Handbook for Teens and Parents, Eating 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.
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
Women and Second Life: Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play by Dianna Baldwin
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jean Cooper will be discussing her book, Index to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, on Blogtalk Radio on June 6. More details may be found here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2013/06/07/records-of-ante-bellum-southern-plantations–jean-l-cooper
The Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace, 1600 to 1993 by Kerry Segrave
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
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
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
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:
Lots of papers being presented and books being bought at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference in DC. A big question on our minds…will “Zombie Apocalypse” get its own subject area and chair?!
Film Alchemy: The Independent Cinema of Ted V. Mikels by Christopher Wayne Curry
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!
See McFarland at the PCA/ACA National Conference at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. March 27-30, 2013
Michael J. Tresca, author of The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games, will be a speaker and conduct a signing at the general meeting of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County on April 13, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, Upper Saddle River in Bergen County, New Jersey.
We are pleased to announce that we have three finalists for the 2013 Larry Ritter Award for the best book on baseball’s Deadball Era. These are Jimmy Collins: A Baseball Biography by Charlie Bevis, The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912–1916 by Joel S. Franks, and John Tortes “Chief” Meyers: A Baseball Biography by William A. Young.
The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia by Anita Price Davis
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.
Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond by Scott Allen Nollen
Joe Louis: The Life of a Heavyweight by Lew Freedman
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
On March 14th, get 20% off Art Market Research when you enter the coupon code ARTMARKET. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.
“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.
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.
Janet Leigh: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua
Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction: A Thematic Survey by Allen A. Debus
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“useful”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
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.
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
Albert Beauregard Hodges: The Man Chess Made by John S. Hilbert
“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.
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
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.
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
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.
Brigitte Bardot: A Biography by Barnett Singer
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
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.
Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733–1783 by David Lee Russell
“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.
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
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
Town and Gown Relations: A Handbook of Best Practices by Roger L. Kemp
Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College by Valerie Estelle Frankel
Tom Worthington’s Civil War: Shiloh, Sherman, and the Search for Vindication by James D. Brewer
“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.
Gerry Max, author of Horizon Chasers: The Lives and Adventures of Richard Halliburton and Paul Mooney will be heading up one of the offerings of the Björklunden Seminars. The seminar is entitled Voyage of the Sea Dragon: Nautical Adventures & Misadventures – Richard Halliburton & Travel Literature.
“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.
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
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.