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Weekly Deal: Chemical Sensitivity

This week, August 19-25, get 20% off the following books about chemical sensitivity when you enter the coupon code MCS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

George Cukor: A Critical Study and Filmography by James Bernardoni

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

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

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

 

 

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DC-Area McFarland Authors at International Day of the Book

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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New Releases for April 12: Smallpox

Smallpox: A History by S.L. Kotar

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Body in Psychotherapy

“impressive…excellent”—The Psychotherapist

“highly detailed…excellent”—Contemporary Psychology

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

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

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Daily Deal: 20% off Children Who Remember Previous Lives

excellent…offers us a fascinating and compelling book with the distinct potential for profoundly changing our way of understanding the nature of human existence and death. Standard reading for any person who wishes to be regarded as literate and educated”—Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

On January 14th, get 20% off Children Who Remember Previous Lives when you enter the coupon code CHILDREN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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

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Media Hoaxes: How Far Is Too Far?

A hospital nurse was recently the victim of a hoax call from an Australian radio station concerning Prince William’s pregnant wife, Catherine.  Reports are that the nurse has apparently committed suicide.

The radio show has apologized for the call, saying it “was done with light-hearted intentions.”

History is replete with examples of hoaxes perpetrated via newspapers, radio, television and the internet.  How far is too far with media hoaxes?  Sociologist Robert Bartholomew and Skeptical Inquirer deputy editor  Benjamin Radford ask and attempt to answer this question in The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes.

 

 

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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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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