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Daily Deal: 20% off Rick Nelson, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer

As a country rock pioneer, Rick Nelson influenced Buffalo Springfield, Linda Ronstadt, and the Eagles. This book is a candid account of his life in rock and roll through stories told by musicians and producers on the road and in the studio with him. Actors and family members also provided invaluable memories and insights.

 

On November 16th, get 20% off Rick Nelson, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer when you enter the coupon code NELSON.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Warren William

“an absorbing biography…revealing a wealth of fascinating details about this sensitive, thoughtful actor”—Movie Magazine International.

 

On November 15th, get 20% off Warren William when you enter the coupon code WARREN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off New York Versus New York, 1962

“This book tells the story of the first year of their life together as New York City rivals. The emerging rivalry between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets was about more than just games won or money earned. As personified by Mets manager Casey Stengel and Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris, it was also a struggle over the future of the game.”

 

On November 14th, get 20% off New York Versus New York, 1962 when you enter the coupon code SUBWAY.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

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New Releases for Nov 13: History, Vino Veritas

The Adaptation of History: Essays on Ways of Telling the Past by Laurence Raw

This collection of essays asks the question “What is history?” and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history—including professional historians, novelists, and poets—constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action.

 

 

 

 

In Vino Veritas: An Anthology of Drinking in Literature by Nicholas O. Warner

This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. It centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; the tavern; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; and the spiritual dimension of drinking.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922

“Historian Mohr, who specializes in Slavic studies, spent many years unearthing personal stories and writings, government documents, and photos to shed light on the true significance of the Czech and Slovak Legion. Writing in a lively narrative style, she reveals details of the forced migration of some of the legion members, intertwining history with contemporary efforts of legion members descendants to discover the truth. The book is illustrated with a wealth of b&w photos”—Reference & Research Book News.

On November 13th, get 20% off The Czech and Slovak Legion in Siberia, 1917–1922 when you enter the coupon code LEGION.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Kay Francis

“documents Kay Francis’s life and career in considerable detail…fascinating”—The Slide Area

“one of the most complete and interesting biographies”—Femme Fatales

On November 9th, get 20% off Kay Francis when you enter the coupon code KAY.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Happy Birthday, Bram Stoker!

We suggest you help your celebrations along with some great reads. Try this: Virgin Vampires, or this: Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula.  Thirsty for more?  Check out our site for the latest and greatest book selection.”

 

More from McFarland:

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker: Essays on Gothic and Victorian Sensation Fiction

Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker’s Novel Adapted, 1922–2003, 2d ed. 

Bram Stoker and Russophobia: Evidence of the British Fear of Russia in Dracula and The Lady of the Shroud

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

 The Changing Vampire of Film and Television: A Critical Study of the Growth of a Genre

The Vampire as Numinous Experience: Spiritual Journeys with the Undead in British and American Literature

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Theology of Dracula

“Quite an entertaining read…a great book to add to your library”—Examiner

“Probes the story’s sources and its themes of the mysteries of death and resurrection, communion rituals, and veneration of the Virgin and the Cross”—Reference & Research Book News

On November 8th get 20% off The Theology of Dracula when you enter the coupon code STOKER.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Duke Slater

Incredibly, Slater was the only African American in the entire NFL for most of the late 1920s, yet he was widely recognized as one of the League’s best linemen. But his pioneering influence extended beyond the gridiron. After retirement, he broke ground in the legal field as just the second black judge in Chicago history. On the field or on the bench, the inspirational life of Judge Duke Slater is a true American success story.

On November 7th get 20% off Duke Slater when you enter the coupon code DUKE.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century

The 21st century is a good time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars in the Guy Ritchie films, with Robert Downey, Jr.; an internationally popular BBC television series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch; a novel sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate; and dozens of additional novels and short stories, including two by Neil Gaiman.

 On November 6th, get 20% off Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century when you enter the coupon code SHERLOCK.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Release for Nov. 6: Bank Robbery, Feminism, Chess, Stockholm Olympics

Herman “Baron” Lamm, the Father of Modern Bank Robbery by Walter Mittelstaedt

Individualist Feminism of the Nineteenth Century: Collected Writings and Biographical Profiles by Wendy McElroy.

The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation, 1976–2010 by Alex Dunne

The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City by Leif Yttergren

 

 

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off An Introduction to Hmong Culture

“This encyclopedic description of Hmong culture is refreshing. Highly recommended”—Choice

On November 5th get 20% off An Introduction to Hmong Culture when you enter the coupon code HMONG. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Nov. 5: Pilots, Ghosts, Dance, Silent Films

Ships, Ports, and Pilots: A History of the Piloting Profession by Roger Clancy

Ghosts and Shadows: A Marine in Vietnam, 1968–1969 by Phil Ball

Dancing Through Time: Western Social Dance in Literature, 1400–1918: Selections by Allison Thompson

Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films: Plot Synopses of Movies About Moonshining, Feuding and Other Mountain Topics, 1904–1929 by J.W. Williamson

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Nov. 2: Stoppard, Sex, Sitcoms, Vivisection Debate

Tom Stoppard: Bucking the Postmodern by Daniel Keith Jernigan

The Sex Is Out of This World: Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction by Sherry Ginn

Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979: A Complete Guide by Bob Leszczak

The Victorian Vivisection Debate: Frances Power Cobbe, Experimental Science and the “Claims of Brutes” by Theodore G. Obenchain

 

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off The Spacesuit Film

“Illuminating and entertaining”—Locus

“A breath of fresh air…recommend[ed]…an amazing accomplishment and a definitive read”—Filmfax

On November 2nd, get 20% off The Spacesuit Film when you enter the coupon code SPACESUIT.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Nov 1: Baseball, Old West

Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide by Ron Keurajian

For experts and beginning collectors alike, here is a definitive guide to authentication of Baseball Hall of Fame autographs, one of the most sought-after forms of baseball memorabilia. In addition to discussing the ins and outs of collecting these autographs, and pitfalls to avoid, the book provides an entry on each Hall of Famer analyzing his signing style, the rarity of his autograph, the existence of known forgeries, and the current value of the autograph.

 

 

 

The Old West in Fact and Film: History Versus Hollywood by Jeremy Agnew

For many years, movie audiences have carried on a love affair with the American West, believing Westerns are escapist entertainment of the best kind, harkening back to the days of the frontier. This work compares the reality of the Old West to its portrayal in movies, taking an historical approach to its consideration of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen and others who populated the Old West in real life and on the silver screen.

 

 

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off The Carnegie Boys

In the 1890s, the Carnegie Veterans Association began as a group of boyhood friends and older Andrew Carnegie steel partners united to share business ideas, but it evolved into a powerful secretive network in American business circles. By 1925, these Carnegie lieutenants controlled more than 60 percent of the country’s industrial assets.

On November 1st, get 20% off The Carnegie Boys when you enter the coupon code CARNEGIE.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off Old World Roots of the Cherokee

Most histories of the Cherokee nation focus on its encounters with Europeans, its conflicts with the U. S. government, and its expulsion from its lands during the Trail of Tears. This work, however, traces the origins of the Cherokee people to the third century B.C.E. and follows their migrations through the Americas to their homeland in the lower Appalachian Mountains.

On October 31st get 20% off Old World Roots of the Cherokee when you enter the coupon code CHEROKEE. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom

The critically-acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock (2010– ) re-envisions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective for the digital age, joining participants in the active traditions of Sherlockians/Holmesians and fans from other communities, including science fiction, media, and anime.

On October 29th get 20% off  Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom when you enter the coupon code SHERLOCK.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Great Zombies in History

McFarland has some sweet treats to offer this Halloween week.

First, a sneak preview of the cover of a forthcoming graphic novel: Great Zombies in History.

Next, a Half-Price Halloween sale on four scary graphic novels:  Horrors, Werewolves of Wisconsin, Witchhunts, and the hot off the press Virgin Vampires.

And finally, a well-timed trick: our scariest graphic novel of all:  The Accidental Candidate, a cautionary tale of an election gone wrong.

Be afraid. Very, very afraid.

Graphic Novels by McFarland: McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage. If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.

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New Release for Oct 29: Women of Lebanon

Women of Lebanon: Interviews with Champions for Peace by Nelda LaTeef

In this book, 42 Lebanese women from arts and literature, education, government, law, social work, the media, business and medicine discuss the effects of war on their careers and humanitarian efforts, their personal lives and families.

“present[s] a more complete picture of the war than one can get in other works on Lebanon…LaTeef is to be commended”—Middle East Journal

 

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Halloween Graphic Novel Sale: 50% Off

Through Halloween, get 50% off the list prices of four scary graphic novels: Horrors, Virgin Vampires, Werewolves of Wisconsin and Witch Hunts.  Enter the coupon code HALLOWEEN – the discount will be applied in the shopping cart.

Graphic Novels by McFarland: McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage. If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off Practical Moviemaking

This practical guide provides all necessary information for newcomers to the profession to get a movie made, information often left out of film school curricula  Topics include finding a project, breaking down a script, creating a production board, casting, budgeting, scouting locations, scheduling, dealing with actors, establishing set protocol, marketing, and many others. Throughout, real-life examples vividly illustrate the subject at hand. Bridging the gap between learning the craft of moviemaking and exercising that craft in the entertainment world, this manual is essential for all who seek a career in film.

On October 29th get 20% off Practical Moviemaking when you enter the coupon code MOVIE.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off Eurogames

 “A conclusive counter to the false notion that motivation for game playing is all about winning and losing.”—Lewis Pulsipher, Ph.D., Game Designer

On Oct 26, get 20% off Eurogames when you enter the coupon code EURO.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Packaging Baseball

 

With the baseball playoffs under way, and the sound of Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams” (apparently the song of the 2012 postseason) ringing in our ears, we think the time is right to share this photo of Mathew Bartkowiak, author of Packaging Baseball, shown here with Chancellor Ray Cross (University of Wisconsin Colleges).

 

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Lullabies for Lieutenants

Frank Cox, author of Lullabies for Lieutenants, will be a guest speaker at two upcoming events. The first is the Marine Corps Birthday Ball at downtown Atlanta Sheraton, November 3, 2012. The other is the  Marine Corps Birthday Ball, United States Marine Corps League, Currahee Mountain Detachment, Toccoa, Georgia on November 10, 2012.

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Two New Baseball Titles Released Today

Kid Nichols: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher by Richard Bogovich

This is the first full-length biography of Kid Nichols (1869–1953), who won 30 or more games a record seven times and was the youngest pitcher to reach 300 career victories. Much new light is shed on Nichols’ early life in Madison, Wisconsin, along with important influences and experiences as a teenager living in Kansas City. His professional career is documented by drawing heavily from publications of the era and Nichols’ own words.

 

 

 

Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski by William A. Cook

During the mid–1950s, an unlikely star stood alongside baseball standouts Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron and Willie Mays—a slugger with a funny name and muscles so bulging that he had to cut the sleeves off his uniform to swing freely. Ted Kluszewski played little baseball in his youth, making a name for himself instead as a hard-hitting football player at Indiana University before showing potential on the diamond and being signed by the Cincinnati Reds.

 

 

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Get 20% off the list price of today’s Daily Deal!

On October 24, get 20% off Literature into Film when you enter the coupon code ADAPTATION. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation.

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New Release for Oct 23: Television Musicals

Television Musicals: Plots, Critiques, Casts and Credits for 222 Shows Written for and Presented on Television, 1944–1996 by Joan Baxter

In this work, 222 musicals developed specifically for television are fully detailed, including musical episodes from nonmusical shows, animated specials that appealed to adults as well as children, and operas and related works commissioned for the small screen. Each entry provides air date, network, running time, cast and credits, and a listing of all the songs.

“no comparable book exists…exhaustive…will enrich television and music reference collections”—Reference Reviews; “sensibly arranged…fascinating”—Choice.

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Booksigning: Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who

Lynnette Porter will be signing copies of The Doctor Who Franchise and Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Hurricane Who, a Doctor Who convention in Orlando, Florida. The signing is from 1:00-2:00 p.m., and the convention venue is the Doubletree Hilton Orlando at Seaworld. She will be discussing the Sherlock Holmes book as part of the panel “Sherlock—Steven Moffat’s Other Series,” which takes place on Saturday, November 3, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off American Zombie Gothic

On October 19, get 20% off American Zombie Gothic when you enter the coupon code ZOMBIE. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition, starting with its origins in Haitian folklore and tracking the development of the subgenre into the twenty-first century.

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New Releases for Oct 22: Civil Rights, Eugene Grace, Auteurs, Civil War

American Women Civil Rights Activists: Biobibliographies of 68 Leaders, 1825–1992 by Gayle J. Hardy

“Rich Georgian Strangely Shot”: Eugene Grace, “Daisy of the Leopard Spots” and the Great Atlanta Shooting of 1912by Tom Hughes

Postmodern Auteurs: Coppola, Lucas, De Palma, Spielberg and Scorsese by Kenneth Von Gunden

A Journal of the English Civil War: The Letter Book of Sir William Brereton, Spring 1646 by Sir William Brereton

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Left Behind in Nazi Vienna

On October 19, get 20% off Left Behind in Nazi Vienna when you enter the coupon code VIENNA. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

In 1938 when Hitler annexed Austria making it part of his Greater German Reich, approximately 185,000 Jews lived in Vienna. Unlike their counterparts in Germany proper, these Jews had only a short time to make plans to emigrate. The development and application of racially discriminatory policies in Germany took nearly five years to come to full fruition.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Game Design

On October 18, get 20% off From Game Design when you enter the coupon code DESIGN. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

Many aspiring game designers have crippling misconceptions about the process involved in creating a game from scratch, believing a “big idea” is all that is needed to get started. But game design requires action as well as thought, and proper training and practice to do so skillfully.

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New Releases for Oct 18: Women in the Arts, Mystery, Circus

Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque: Essays on Influential Artists, Writers and Performers by Paul Fryer

This collection of new essays explores the role played by women practitioners in the arts during the period often referred to as the Belle Epoque, a turn of the century period in which the modern media (audio and film recording, broadcasting, etc.) began to become a reality.

 

Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Anne-Marie Beller

An important figure in the development of crime fiction, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) wrote more than 80 novels, numerous plays, poems, essays and short stories, and edited two magazines during her 55-year literary career.

 

Women of the American Circus, 1880–1940 by Katherine H. Adams

This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media’s presentation of these performers as unnatural and scandalous—as well as romantic and thrilling. Next are the stories told by circus women, which contradict and complicate other versions of their lives.

 

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The Baseball Undertaker

Ever wonder what the Baseball Undertaker does in his spare time?  Author Bill Lee (aka the Baseball Undertaker) wrote to us about his recent travels:

“During the month of September we visited 130 cemeteries in five states, taking photos of more than 400 gravesites of deceased major league baseball players, along with GPS readings and locations of their final resting place within the cemetery.”

The results of Bill Lee’s years of research and traveling can be found in the enormous The Baseball Necrology: The Post-Baseball Lives and Deaths of More Than 7,600 Major League Players and Others, with additional data on his personal website, BaseballUndertaker.com.

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Daily Deal: 20% off From War to Peace

On October 15, get 20% off From War to Peace when you enter the coupon code PEACE. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

“details the successes of nonviolent struggle and ideas for abolishing war and building a comprehensive peace system”—Reference & Research Book News.

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Daily Deal: 20% off African American Dance

On October 15, get 20% off African American Dance when you enter the coupon code DANCE. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

“highly recommended”—Choice; “the commentary is fresh and comprehensive…illustrations are astonishing”—Booklist/RBB

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New Releases for Oct 15: Westerns, Holocaust

Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage by Jessica Hillman

This book redresses this lapse by focusing on the theatrical form seen by the greatest amount of people—musicals—which either trigger or reflect changing American mores.

 

Television Westerns Episode Guide: All United States Series, 1949–1996 by Harris M. Lentz III

From Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr., through Zorro and Son, this comprehensive reference work covers all 180 Western series. Each entry opens with a listing of the broadcast history of the series, including original network, day and time.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Bundy Murders

On October 15, get 20% off The Bundy Murders when you enter the coupon code BUNDY.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

“Insightful, well researched, and well written…highly recommend[ed] for any true crime reader, or any reader wanting to know more about Bundy or about deviant personalities. In fact, this book should be required reading for any student of psychology or criminal law”—Psychotic State

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New Releases for Oct 12: Literature, Bergman, Military History, Religion

Dreyfus and the Literature of the Third Republic: Secularism and Tolerance in Zola, Barrès, Lazare and Proust by Evlyn Gould

Ingrid Bergman: The Life, Career and Public Image by David Smit

The United States Military in Limited War: Case Studies in Success and Failure, 1945–1999 by Kevin Dougherty

Mormonism and the Nature of God: A Theological Evolution, 1830–1915 by Kurt Widmer

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Oct 11: Urban Fantasy, Sea Levels

The Postmodern Sacred: Popular Culture Spirituality in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Genres by Emily McAvan

Today’s pervasive, saturated media culture, this work shows, has utterly collapsed the sacred/profane binary, so that popular culture is not only powerfully shaped by the discourses of religion, but also shapes how the religious appears and is experienced in the contemporary world.

Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact by Hunt Janin

the oceans, storm surges and other extreme events, the changing seas and their shorelines, cities and countries of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian ocean basins, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet, case studies on how the Netherlands and the U.S. plan to cope with sea level rise, the likely impacts of this rise, getting to know the experts on sea level rise, and very long term prospects for the world’s shorelines.

 

 

 

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New Military History Book Just Released!

The Fight for the Yazoo, August 1862–July 1864: Swamps, Forts and Fleets on Vicksburg’s Northern Flank by Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Following the loss of the CSS <I>Arkansas</I> in early August 1862, Union and Confederate eyes turned to the Yazoo River, which formed the developing northern flank for the South’s fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi. For much of the next year, Federal efforts to capture the citadel focused on possession of that stream. Huge battles and mighty expeditions were launched (Chickasaw Bayou, Yazoo Pass, Steele’s Bayou) from that direction, but the city, guarded by stout defenses, swamps, and motivated defenders, could not be turned. Finally, Union troops ran down the Mississippi and came up from the south and the river defenses and the bastion itself were taken from the east. From July 1863 to August 1864, sporadic Confederate resistance necessitated continued Federal attention. This book recounts the whole story.

 

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New Releases for Oct 8: Shakespeare, Paintings, Vampires

Virgin Vampires: Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania by Douglas Brode

This blend of history and dark fantasy feasts upon vampire lore, reinventing the manner in which real-life monsters in middle-Eastern Europe were transformed into pop culture icons by 
two of Ireland’s great writers.

 

Shakespeare and the Problem Play: Complex Forms, Crossed Genres and Moral Quandaries by E.L. Risden

This book begins with those works most commonly appearing in studies of problem plays, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure; moves to some comedic problem plays, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night; and then to tragic problem plays, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. It concludes with some problems in the history and romance genres for the issues they raise in love, adventure, and governance: Henry IV, Part 1, Henry V, Cymbeline, The Tempest, and Love’s Labor’s Lost.

The Conservation and Restoration of Paintings: An Introduction by John Clifton

This is a comprehensive book to serve as a guide to the most fascinating aspects of the conservation and restoration of paintings.

 

 

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Lingering Fever is Now Available!

Lingering Fever: A World War II Nurse’s Memoir by LaVonne Telshaw Camp

Based, in part, on letters she wrote to her parents, this is the poignant story of one nurse’s experience in World War II and how her service changed her life forever.

“a wonderful picture of the living conditions at an evacuation hospital in the jungle…. [Camp] writes colorfully about the Chinese patients, Army life, and her impressions of the setting and the culture…a welcome addition to the collection of works on women’s experiences in World War II”—H-Net Review

 

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New Releases for Oct 2: Confederate Underwater Warfare

The Civil War Papers of Lt. Colonel Newton T. Colby, New York Infantry by Newton T. Colby

Lt. Col. Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper’s Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby’s letters to family, friends and military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers.

Confederate Underwater Warfare: An Illustrated History by Louis S. Schafer

This is the first detailed history ever of the South’s development of both offensive and defensive underwater weaponry. Many photographs of salvaged Confederate mines are included.

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New Releases for Oct 1: Peter Sellers, the Third Reich

Peter Sellers: A Film History by Michael Seth Starr

This book analyzes each Sellers film from 1951, not least his Oscar-nominated triple-role stint in Dr. Strangelove. He also turned in a brilliant performance as the slyly sinister Clare Quilty in Lolita.

New Images of Nazi Germany: A Photographic Collection by Paul Garson

This collection of more than 500 photographs taken by amateurs and professional propagandists provides a panoramic overview of Nazi Germany, offering intimate glimpses into living rooms and killing grounds, kitchens and concentration camps, movie theaters and battle fronts.

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 28: Firefighters, WWII, Victorian Science

The Thought Reader Craze: Victorian Science at the Enchanted Boundary by Barry H. Wiley

The Forgotten Axis: Germany’s Partners and Foreign Volunteers in World War II by J. Lee Ready

Hot Zone: Memoir of a Professional Firefighter by Christopher Teale Howes

Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871–1875 by Paul Batesel

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose by Tara Prescott

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 27: Zombies, Neil Gaiman, and More

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010 by Peter Dendle

Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends: Essays on Recent Plays by Verna A. Foster

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose by Tara Prescott

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?: Essays on Don McLean’s “American Pie” by Raymond I. Schuck

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 26: Battle of the Treasury Islands, Vacuums

The Vacuum Cleaner: A History by Carroll Gantz

House cleaning has been an innate human activity for centuries, but only since the early 19th century have mechanical devices replaced the physical hard labor (performed mostly by women). Mechanical carpet sweepers were replaced by manual suction cleaners, which in turn were replaced by electric vacuum cleaners in the early 20th century.

Operation Goodtime and the Battle of the Treasury Islands, 1943: The World War II Invasion by United States and New Zealand Forces by Reg Newell

On October 27, 1943, a force of New Zealanders and Americans invaded the Treasury Islands in the South Pacific, retaking them from their Japanese occupiers. Codenamed Operation Goodtime, the action marked the first time New Zealand forces took part in an opposed landing since Gallipoli in 1915.

 

 

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"Movie Monsters in Scale" Author Mark Glassy: Must See Interview

Sideshow’s wonderful interview with Dr. Mark Glassy is an absolute must see. Glassy, the author of the 2001 Biology of Science Fiction Cinema, returns with Movie Monsters in Scale: A Modeler’s Gallery of Science Fiction and Horror Figures and Dioramas this fall. The manuscript, which features some 330 photographs, has recently moved from editing into setup, and is on track for a late November release.

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The Accidental Candidate on The Rachel Maddow Show

The Accidental Candidate is popping up unexpectedly–again.  On top of the praise offered by Slate scribe Dave Weigel, Rachel Maddow explains on her MSNBC show that she has a galley copy on her nightstand!  Here is the clip: (link temporarily removed).

About the book:

In 2010 a 32-year-old, socially awkward, unemployed African-American Army Veteran, who had been kicked out of the service and was living with his father in the South Carolina countryside while facing federal pornography changes, spent a significant portion of his life’s savings on the filing fee to run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary to challenge incumbent tea party kingmaker Jim Demint. Alvin Greene didn’t campaign, didn’t even have a website and no one knew who he was. Until he won.

“Long-form journalism meets sequential art in this startling and informative investigation of South Carolina politics. This is an important story that deserves wide reader attention”—Booklist

“I really like Blue Delliquanti’s open art and friendly figures…her faces are key to making the cast seem like real people…this graphic novel is a fun way to relive this oddity of political history.”—Comics Worth Reading

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Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth

 

Although he was a good player in his prime, and a star with the great St. Louis Browns teams of the 1880s, Arlie Latham is remembered today primarily for his antics, recounted as easily as statistics are for less interesting, merely good players.  Somersaults (to evade a tag), exploding firecrackers (to wake himself up, he explained), glove-kicking contests of will with umpires (no explanation needed, or possible), and sharp, often profane outbursts that reverberated in every corner and innocent ear in the ballpark—all ensured that the Freshest Man on Earth would be remembered long after his playing days.  For more on this character, check out our new book, Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth, written by L.M. Sutter, two-time winner of the Sporting News–SABR Baseball Research Award.

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Advance Praise for "The Accidental Candidate: The Rise and Fall of Alvin Greene"

Advance praise for The Accidental Candidate  from Slate writer Dave Weigel: “A funny, sad and compact story of American democracy and media at their worst.”

In 2010 a 32-year-old, socially awkward, unemployed African-American Army Veteran, who had been kicked out of the service and was living with his father in the South Carolina countryside while facing federal pornography changes, spent a significant portion of his life’s savings on the filing fee to run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary to challenge incumbent tea party kingmaker Jim Demint. Alvin Greene didn’t campaign, didn’t even have a website and no one knew who he was. Until he won.

Graphic Novels by McFarland: McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels. If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.

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New Releases Sept 20: History of the Phillies, and Three More

Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, 2d ed. by David M. Jordan

The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses by Angela Ndalianis

“This Terrible Struggle for Life”: The Civil War Letters of a Union Regimental Surgeon by Thomas S. Hawley, M.D.

Tracking the Weretiger: Supernatural Man-Eaters of India, China and Southeast Asia by Patrick Newman

 

 

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Joe Orsak and Doug Brode at SCARE-A-CUSE

Here’s a photo of Joe Orsak and Doug Brode taken at SCARE-A-CUSE, where they were promoting their forthcoming graphic novel: Virgin Vampires: Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania.

 

Graphic Novels by McFarland:  McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage. If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.

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New Biography on Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler Released Today!

Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler: A Baseball Biography by Ronald T. Waldo

“One of the greatest outfielders of his generation, Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler (1898–1950) was working as a roof assembler in an auto plant in Michigan when he seized an opportunity to realize his dream of playing major league baseball. After toiling in the minor leagues for more than three years, he took the National League by storm and became a legitimate star during his 1924 rookie season with Pittsburgh.”

 

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Sneak Preview of "The Accidental Candidate"

Here’s a sneak preview of one of our forthcoming fall graphic novel titles: The Accidental Candidate, which is a nonfiction cautionary tale on the dangers of an uninformed electorate. A timely pre-election release coincides nicely with the pre-Halloween season, as well: Trust us. This graphic novel is SCARY.

Graphic Novels by McFarland:  McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. To browse them all, both nonfiction and fiction, see the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage. If you are an author or artist interested in submitting a book proposal, guidelines are offered on the McFarland Graphic Novels webpage.
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New Releases for Sept 17: Revival of Banned Dances, Sex and Manifest Destiny

The Revival of Banned Dances: A Worldwide Study by Reneé Critcher Lyons

“This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world, then revived by a handful of brave proponents.”

 

 

Sex and Manifest Destiny: The Urge That Drove Americans Westward by Martin Naparsteck

“This is the first book-length study to examine such topics as Thomas Jefferson’s interest in the sex lives of American Indians, white’s fear of Indians raping white women, Christian missionary beliefs that Native American sexual practices needed to be altered in order to save Indian souls, and the desire of Mormons to practice polygamy.”

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 14: Macbeth, Greek and Macedonian Land Battles

The Tragedie of Macbeth: A Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition by William Shakespeare.

Based on the principle that Shakespeare’s plays were written as popular (and not entirely decent) entertainments aimed at an adult (and not overly refined) audience, this no-nonsense and sexually candid text offers performers, scholars, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare a unique resource to gain valuable insights into the play, the world in which Shakespeare wrote, and the playhouse in which his plays were produced.

 

Greek and Macedonian Land Battles of the 4th Century B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements by Fred Eugene Ray, Jr.

With its mixture of famous battles and storied commanders, warfare in 4th century B.C. Greece has long held a fascination for military enthusiasts and the general public alike.

 

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The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War reviewed by Civil War Books and Authors

 
“Its well rounded examination of the military, political, and cultural dimensions associated with the recruitment and deployment of southern raised black combat units”—Civil War Books and Authors

 

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Mystery Movie Series Reviewed by Bookgasm

“He’s not afraid to call a turd a turd…”  Now do we have your attention?  Read on for more of Bookgasm.com’s review of Ron Backer’s Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood: http://www.bookgasm.com/reviews/entertainment/mystery-movie-series-of-1930s-hollywood/.  P.S. Mystery movies your thing?  Mr. Backer has written on the 1940s, as well!  Check out http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4864-7.

 

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From Our Editorial Director: Remarks about Forthcoming Automotive Books

Some of you may share a guilty failing of mine. While reading about almost any car–learning how it took shape, its quirks and qualities, how it stacked up to the competition, how it changed over the production run–I can feel the seed of desire sprouting in the mental furrows. Vehicles I’ve ignored or even disliked show their hidden appeal. Soon I’m looking at ads, calculating the damage (marital, financial, emotional) such a car would inflict.
If you do the same, peruse this catalog with caution. Let Robert Ebert take you through the challenges Harold Churchill faced at the helm of Studebaker-Packard in the late 1950s (p. 4 of new automotive catalog) and you may decide to pick up a Studebaker, just on a Lark. Get too deep into Marc Cranswick’s The Cars of American Motors (p. 4 of catalog) and you’ll be thinking what fun a Pacer wagon would be. Scan the specs of Robert D. Dluhy’s American Automobiles of the Brass Era (p. 3 of catalog) long enough and just see if the thought of a 491 cid, 5-cylinder 1906 Adams-Farwell touring car isn’t stangely compelling.
Safer choices are here too, including two informative new books about one of the problems a newly automotive America faced a century ago: how and where to park all those cars. Between Mark D. Kessler’s The Early Public Garages of San Francisco and Kerry Segrave’s Parking Cars in America, 1910-1945 (both p. 3), you’ll get both a broad view and a detailed architectural study of one city’s approach to storing cars. Or consider thetwo-wheeled lifestyle in McFarland’s first motorcycle book, Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes by William E. Thompson (p. 3).
You’ll find a broad range of automotive books here, including other new and forthcoming titles and new ebook and softcover reissues. And remember that we welcome your own book proposals; see the Author Resources section of our website for details. Happy motoring!
— Steve Wilson, Editorial Director
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New Releases for Sept 12: Beyond His Dark Materials & Four More

The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre: A Comprehensive Catalog of the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplays, Film Appearances, Speeches and Other Works, with a Concise Biography by Christopher M. O’Brien

Historic Places of Worship: Stories of 51 Extraordinary American Religious Sites Since 1300 by Paul D. Buchanan

The Life and Truth of George R. Stewart: A Literary Biography of the Author of Earth Abides by Donald M. Scott

Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity by Tracy J. Prince

Beyond His Dark Materials: Innocence and Experience in the Fiction of Philip Pullman by Susan Redington Bobby

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 10 & 11

Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes: The Sociology of Modern American Motorcycling by William E. Thompson

Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships, by Aircraft and Other Means by Robin L. Rielly

Chester Gould: A Daughter’s Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy by Jean Gould O’Connell

Cinema’s Sinister Psychiatrists: From Caligari to Hannibal by Sharon Packer, M.D.

The Gus Van Sant Touch: A Thematic Study—Drugstore Cowboy, Milkand Beyond by Justin Vicari

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 10: Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes

Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes: The Sociology of Modern American Motorcycling by William E. Thompson

Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships, by Aircraft and Other Means by Robin L. Rielly

Chester Gould: A Daughter’s Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy by Jean Gould O’Connell

Cinema’s Sinister Psychiatrists: From Caligari to Hannibal by Sharon Packer, M.D.

 

 

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New Releases for Sept 7: War of 1812 and Four More

Marauder: Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II by Louis S. Rehr

The Ambulance: A History by Ryan Corbett Bell

The War of 1812: A Complete Chronology with Biographies of 63 General Officers by Bud Hannings

The Doctor Who Franchise: American Influence, Fan Culture and the Spinoffs by Lynnette Porter

The New American Crime Film by Matthew Sorrento

 

 

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DAILY DEAL: Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes

On September 6th, get 20% off Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes when you enter the coupon code HOGS (discount will applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout).

Much has been written about hardcore bikers, but there has been little scholarly research on the much larger segment of the population more aptly called motorcycle enthusiasts. This book focuses on them—the hard working plumbers, truck drivers, and other blue collar workers as well as the white collar executives, doctors and other professionals who are mostly married, have mortgages, pay their bills, obey the law, and on weekends and holidays participate in a favorite pastime, riding motorcycles.

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