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New Book: Aron Nimzowitsch

 Aron Nimzowitsch is a biography of one of the greatest chess legends ever, who played at the beginning of the 20th century.  The book begins with a great quote from IM Jens Enevoldsen “Besides playing chess, there is nothing more delightful than reading about chess.”  McFarland has a very large chess book line and Aron Nimzowitsch is another great biographical work filled with tables, charts and chess board illustrations to accompany the games being analyzed.

 

Check out the McFarland Chess Page to find other in depth and authoritative chess works.

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Fragments From Iraq Memoir

 Fragments From Iraq: Diary of a Navy Trauma Surgeon is a memoir of Dr. Zsolt Stockinger from February 2005 to March 2006 of his service on a forward operating base in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle.  His book takes on a very personal note as he describes his daily life during his deployment.  You can read this work either as an historical source of soldiers in the war or as a personal story of a man’s experience during wartime.

 

mcfarlandbooks.com/Fragments-Stockinger

 

An excerpt:

Friday: TQ Day 101.

Up at the crack of 1030 today, then off for a run.  Afterwards, I check e-mail.  Not much exciting except that JAMA accepted my vignette on our first death here, without editing.  Don’t know when it will come out, though.

Our “Hump Day” bash is scheduled for tommorow afternoon, and I discovered that Eileen, who has decided that she wants to organize this thing, has not gotten any near-beer for the party.  Lots of soda, but near-beer is better if you want to have near fun.  There is plenty of soda at the chow hall, but near-beer you have to buy, and most of the juniors don’t want to spend the money for it.  So I get up a quick collection and I go buy four cases.

Apart from that, not much going on again today, either.  I guess the second half of the deployment will all be downhill…

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Daily Deal: 20% off Jim Thorpe

 Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On July 31 get 20% off Jim Thorpe when you enter the code THORPE.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Newly Published Book for July 30

The second edition of Sharon Barcan Elswit’s The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources is now available.

Reviews of the first edition: “a thoughtful, beautifully executed piece of work and a welcome addition to the field of Jewish children’s literature…a handy reference tool…carefully-prepared guide”—AJL Newsletter; “the book that Jewish librarians, teachers, and storytellers have been waiting for has finally arrived, fulfilling almost all of our high expectations…marvelous source…highly recommended”—Jewish Book World; “a very useful source…suitable for multicultural programs… a good addition”—ARBA.

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Daily Deal: 50% off Yellow Rose of Texas

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Special Today: 50% off!

On July 23 get 50% off Yellow Rose of Texas when you enter the code ROSE.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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 Werewolves of Wisconsin

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Special Today: 50% off!

On July 20-22 get 50% off Werewolves of Wisconsin when you enter the coupon code WEREWOLVES.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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: 50% off Horrors

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Special Today: 50% off!

On July 19 get 50% off Horrors when you enter the coupon code HORRORS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On July 17th get 20% off Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives when you enter the coupon code COMICS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Hardball Legends and Journeymen

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On July 16th get 20% off Hardball Legends and Journeymen when you enter the coupon code LEGENDS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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: 50% off Hutch

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Special Today: 50% off!

On July 13th get 50% off Hutch when you enter the coupon code HUTCH.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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: 50% off Witch Hunts

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Special Today: 50% off!

On July 12 get 50% off Witch Hunts when you enter the coupon code BURN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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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McFarland Graphic Novels: Virgin Vampires

 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.

One of our newest graphic novels, Virgin Vampires, feasts upon vampire lore. The story follows Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker as they travel to Transylvania to confront Countess Elizabeth Bathory and then Dracula himself.  This work provides a highly erotic exploration of the vampire’s eternal allure.

 

www.mcfarlandpub.com/Virgin-Vampires

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Daily Deal: 20% off Practical Moviemaking

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On July 11 get 20% off Practical Moviemaking: A Handbook for the Real World when you enter the coupon code MOVIES.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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McF Graphic Novels: Horrors

 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.

Another of McFarland’s graphic novels, Horrors, a series about some of the horror genre’s best authors and their own monsters.

 

www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4563-9

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Daily Deal: 20% off Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price. Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On July 9, get 20% off Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah when you enter the coupon code CEREBUS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Maryland 400 in the Battle of Long Island, 1776

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On July 6, get 20% off The Maryland 400 in the Battle of Long Island, 1776 when you enter the coupon code 400.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Yellow Rose of Texas

 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.

 

One of our graphic novels, Yellow Rose of Texas, is told with attention to historical detail and tells the tale of an African-American woman that fought at the Alamo and helped win Texas its independence.

 

www.mcfarlandbooks.com/Yellow-Rose

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Werewolves of Wisconsin

Werewolves of Wisconsin and Other American Myths, Monsters and Ghosts by Andy Fish was recently reviewed in Critical Mass by Don D’Ammassa (the longtime Science Fiction Chronicle book review editor).  The stories “all seem vaguely familiar even if you haven’t encountered them before,” says D’Ammassa.

Author and illustrator Andy Fish has a dozen graphic novels to his credit dozen graphic novels, including Dracula: The Dead Travel Fast. He is currently a professor of Graphic Novel Studies at Emerson College in Boston.

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 The American Northern Theater Army in 1776

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On July 5, get 20% off The American Northern Theater Army in 1776 when you enter the coupon code 1776.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Chronology of the American Revolution

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On July 3, get 20% off Chronology of the American Revolution when you enter the coupon code REVOLUTION.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Downtown Chicago's Historic Movie Theatres

 Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

 

On June 27, get 20% off Downtown Chicago’s Historic Movie Theatres when you enter the coupon code CHICAGO.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Ford in the Service of America

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On June 26, get 20% off Ford in the Service of America when you enter the coupon code FORD.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% Fragments From Iraq

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

From June 22-24, get 20% off Fragments from Iraq when you enter the coupon code IRAQ.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

www.mcfarlandbooks.com/Fragments

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Fragments From Iraq

An excerpt from Fragments From Iraq, an Iraq War journal of a Navy Trauma Surgeon from 2005 to 2006 by Zsolt T. Stockinger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday: TQ Day 47.

We get an interesting patient at around 1500, a GSW to the arm and flank. Probably a single AK-47 round from a sniper; it went through his forearm and into his side, in the gap between his front and back body armor.  The snipers are getting good out here, but it also tells you that we are taking fewer casualties if they have to be that good.  The kid is lucky; the bullet tracked along his back and missed everything important, we didn’t even have to open his belly.  Broken bone and bruised nerves in his arm, but those should heal. The interesting thing is his name, which sounded Nepalese to me, so I ask him about it.  Nope, Tibetan.  Right mountains, wrong country.  He is a Tibetan Buddhist Mormon U.S. Marine born in northern India who lives in Salt Lake City.  Quite the multinational force we have here.  A melting pot of one.

 

Check out the book here: http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/Fragments

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Daily Deal: 20% off Classics Illustrated

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On June 21, get 20% off Classics Illustrated when you enter the coupon code CLASSICS.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Football/Soccer

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On June 14, get 20% off Football/Soccer when you enter the coupon code GOAL.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On June 6, get 20% off Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild when you enter the coupon code GUILD.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Chasing Jeb Stuart, New Books

 Newly published books June 1st, Science and Technology in World History, and Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby.  Beginning in the 14th century, Science and Technology covers the birth of the scientific method and how it evolved and affected other disciplines like economics and religion.  Chasing Jeb Stuart is a tactical study of the  Union Northern Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War from 1862-63, with accounts from soldiers and personal records.

 

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Chasing-Jeb-Stuart

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Science-Technology

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New Books Out

 Two new books published this week, The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009, and Redcoats on the Cape Fear.  Iconic Obama covers the sensational and iconic campaign and early presidency of Barack Obama and his effect on pop culture.  Redcoats is a history of the Revolutionary War in Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding area, with over 100 eyewitness accounts of those events.

 

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Iconic-Obama

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Redcoats-Cape-Fear

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Stewart/Colbert Effect

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On May 29, 2012, get 20% off The Stewart/Colbert Effect when you enter the coupon code TRUTHINESS.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

On May 29, 2012, get 20% off The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail when you enter the coupon code AT.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Online Catalog is Temporarily Down

The McFarland website is up.   However, the online catalog, book searches and individual book product pages will be down temporarily until service is completed (Sunday, May 27, 2012,  9:54 P.M. EST).

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Daily Deal: 20% off "Jump, Damn it, Jump!"

Introducing new Daily Deals: every weekday, McFarland will offer one title at 20% off the list price.  Check back every day, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the Daily Deal!

Today through Memorial Day weekend, get 20% off “Jump, Damn it, Jump!” (also available in large print) when you enter the coupon code JUMP.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

 

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Two More New Books

Another two titles out, The Lost Battalion and the Meuse-Argonne, 1918, and Indian Placenames.  Lost Battalion chronicles the American soldiers that fought in World War I’s Battle of Meuse-Argonne, a 7 week long battle along a 25-mile front.  Indian Placenames is the newest edition of the two volume set that covers all the American Indian names used for places in the U.S. and how some have changed over time.

 

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Lost-Battalion

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Indian-Placenames