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New Releases for January 30: Shakespeare, Cooperstown, Litvak, Craniosynostosis, Academic Forger


Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeare: Authorship Evidence in the History Plays by Mark Bradbeer

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013–2014 by William M. Simons

Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films by Michelangelo Capua

Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis: An Inside View of Life Touched by the Congenital Skull Deformity by Kase D. Johnstun

Papers for Pay: Confessions of an Academic Forger by Jeffrey Alfred Ruth





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Weekly Deal: Disability Studies

This week, through January 1, 2015, get 20% off the following disability studies titles when you enter the coupon code DISABILITY:








The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making

Public Health in Appalachia: Essays from the Clinic and the Field

Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversation

Their Greatest Victory: 24 Athletes Who Overcame Disease, Disability and Injury

Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television

A Child of Sanitariums: A Memoir of Tuberculosis Survival and Lifelong Disability

Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability

Cochlear Implants: A Handbook

Art Centers: American Studios and Galleries for Artists with Developmental or Mental Disabilities

Movement: A Memoir of Disability, Cancer, and the Holocaust

Seeking the Light: The Lives of Phillips and Ruth Lee Thygeson, Pioneers in the Prevention of Blindness

Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature

Beating the Breaks: Major League Ballplayers Who Overcame Disabilities

Voices of the Oral Deaf: Fourteen Role Models Speak Out

Multiple Sclerosis Through History and Human Life


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Weekly Deal: Psi

This week, we’re highlighting our large (and growing!) line of  serious books about psi and parapsychological phenomena. Through January 25th, 2015, get 20% off the following books when you enter the coupon code PSI!








Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reports

The Survival Hypothesis: Essays on Mediumship

Reimagining the Soul: Afterlife in the Age of Matter

Anomalous Cognition: Remote Viewing Research and Theory

The Nature of Mind: Parapsychology and the Role of Consciousness in the Physical World

Advances in Parapsychological Research 9

Death and Consciousness

Something Hidden

The Invisible Picture: A Study of Psychic Experiences

An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience

J.B. Rhine: On the Frontiers of Science

Mind-Matter Interaction: A Review of Historical Reports, Theory and Research

Anomalous Experiences: Essays from Parapsychological and Psychological Perspectives

European Cases of the Reincarnation Type

Persons, Souls and Death: A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife

Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

An Introduction to Parapsychology, 5th ed.

The Conscious Mind and the Material World: On Psi, the Soul and the Self

The Survival of Human Consciousness: Essays on the Possibility of Life After Death

Psychics, Sensitives and Somnambules: A Biographical Dictionary with Bibliographies

Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

A World in a Grain of Sand: The Clairvoyance of Stefan Ossowiecki

Is There Life After Death?: An Examination of the Empirical Evidence

Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century: Essays on the Future of Psychical Research

Parapsychology, Philosophy and the Mind: Essays Honoring John Beloff

Basic Research in Parapsychology, 2d ed.

Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation, rev. ed.





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New Releases for November 11: Namibian War, Psi, War on Sex, Baseball, Neuroscience


The Namibian War of Independence, 1966–1989: Diplomatic, Economic and Military Campaigns by Richard Dale

Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reports by Damien Broderick

The War on Sex: Western Repression from the Torah to Victoria by Chad Denton

Baseball’s Great Hispanic Pitchers: Seventeen Aces from the Major, Negro and Latin American Leagues by Lou Hernández

Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films by Sharon Packer, M.D.




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Weekly Deal: Nursing

Another Monday, another chance to nurse yourself back into shape with a discount on some good books. Through September 14, 2014, get 20% off the following books when you use the coupon code NURSING!






Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans

Lingering Fever: A World War II Nurse’s Memoir

Closing the Asylums: Causes and Consequences of the Deinstitutionalization Movement

Florence Nightingale, Feminist

Encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s Disease; With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Facilities, 2d ed.

Gulf War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 14 Americans, 1990–1991 and 2003–2010

Caregiver’s Guide: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones

Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others

Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the Fall of Saigon

The Frontier Nursing Service: America’s First Rural Nurse-Midwife Service and School

Women Pioneers of Medical Research: Biographies of 25 Outstanding Scientists

Healers in World War II: Oral Histories of Medical Corps Personnel

Enduring What Cannot Be Endured: Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II

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Weekly Deal: McFarland Health Topics

This week, through August 17, 2014, get 20% off every title in our McFarland Health Topics series when you enter the coupon code HEALTH!






Advances in Graves’ Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders

Cancer, Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots

Autogenic Training: A Mind-Body Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome and Stress-Related Disorders, 2d ed.

You and Your Doctor: A Guide to a Healing Relationship, with Physicians’ Insights

CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis: The Science Behind the Controversial Theory

Living with Insomnia: A Guide to Causes, Effects and Management, with Personal Accounts

The Amphetamine Debate: The Use of Adderall, Ritalin and Related Drugs for Behavior Modification, Neuroenhancement and Anti-Aging Purposes

Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families

Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Families, 2d ed.

Caregiver’s Guide: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones

Type 2 Diabetes: Social and Scientific Origins, Medical Complications and Implications for Patients and Others

Understanding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Causes, Effects, Personal Experiences and Resources

Living with HIV: A Patient’s Guide

The Promise of Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy: Potential Benefits in Cancer, Autoimmune, Neurological and Infectious Disorders

Arthritis: A Patient’s Guide

Hepatitis: Causes, Treatments and Resources

Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers

Graves’ Disease: A Practical Guide

Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Narratives of Coping


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New Releases for July 1: Higgins, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Public Health, Pierpoint, Essays


George V. Higgins: The Life and Writings by Erwin H. Ford II

Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families by Karen R. Brock, M.D.

Cancer, Autism and Their Epigenetic Roots by K. John Morrow, Jr.

Public Health in Appalachia: Essays from the Clinic and the Field by Wendy Welch

Robert Pierpoint: A Life at CBS News by Tony Silvia

Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene by Curtis Evans






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CONFERENCE: American Library Association Annual

ALA Annual 2014June 27-30, the American Library Association is gathering in Las Vegas for Annual.  We’re still trying to get our book display set up in the exhibit hall, with some “help” from early browsers like Allan Greenburg of Diamond Comic Distributors (pictured). McFarland is in Booth #1423, and our friends at Diamond are in Booth #2015.

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McFarland Celebrates 35 Years

mainofficeOn April 1st, 1979, founder Robert McFarland Franklin departed Plainfield, New Jersey, heading south in a Volkswagen bug towing a U-Haul.  With wife Cheryl behind the wheel, Robert began company operations on a yellow pad in his lap.

Thirty-five years ago, libraries provided almost the sole market (but a robust one!) for the heavily-researched books that McFarland made its specialty.  Over the decades, the company won ever-growing numbers of devoted readers who appreciated the care McFarland and its authors lavished on our books.  Our authors, a throng of thousands now, teach us something new every day.

We’re having an open house Friday, June 20, from noon until 5:00.  Join us for tours, conversation, punch, finger food, art and books.

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Weekly Deal: Chemical Sensitivity

This week, get 20% off the following books about chemical sensitivity when you enter the coupon code SENSITIVITY at checkout!






Chemical and Electrical Hypersensitivity

Understanding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical Sensitivity

Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers

Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Environmentally Induced Illnesses

Chemical Injury and the Courts

Sauna Detoxification Therapy

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Celebrate 2014 with the best possible gift: books!

Our holiday sale ends today, Dec. 31st, so don’t delay!   Best wishes to all from your McFarland friends…happy reading!  Enjoy 20% off your order through today.  On the McFarland website, use coupon code HOLIDAY in the cart as you are checking out. Or, call toll-free 800-253-2187 (Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time).

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New Releases for November 6: Noir, Monarchs, Fitness, Dracula, Urban Planning

Houses of Noir: Dark Visions from Thirteen Film Studios by Ronald Schwartz

Franz Joseph and Elisabeth: The Last Great Monarchs of Austria-Hungary by Karen Owens

Women and Fitness in American Culture by Sarah Hentges

Dracula’s Army: The Dead Travel Fast by Andy Fish

Global Models of Urban Planning: Best Practices Outside the United States by Roger L. Kemp





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Holiday Sale!

Happy holidays….happy holidays…while the merry bells keep ringing, enjoy 20% off your purchases through December 31st.  McFarland’s customer service elves stand at the ready to help, so get shopping!

On the McFarland website, use coupon code HOLIDAY in the cart as you are checking out.  Or, call toll-free 800-253-2187 (Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time).

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New Releases for October 30: Bible, Mexican movies, Fort Henry, Italian Crime, Yankees, Second Takes

Music in the Hebrew Bible: Understanding References in the Torah, Nevi’im and Ketuvim by Jonathan L. Friedmann

Mexican Movies in the United States: A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920–1960 by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.

Grant’s River Campaign: Fort Henry to Shiloh by Jack H. Lepa

Italian Crime Filmography, 1968–1980 by Roberto Curti

New York Yankees Home Runs: A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903–2012 by Mitchell S. Soivenski

Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America by Andrew Repasky McElhinney





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CONFERENCE: Frankfurt Book Fair

   The Frankfurt Book Fair 2013 has concluded, and we’ve been receiving a few photographs from happy readers.  Here, Ulrich K. Baues (senior editor at Western Mail and Country Mag) spots a copy of Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films, 2d ed. by Michael R. Pitts in the Eurospan stand.

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New Releases for September 23: Tony Curtis, Manassas/Bull Run, Latin America, Billy the Kid

The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis by Aubrey Malone

Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television by Marja Evelyn Mogk

Thirteen Months at Manassas/Bull Run: The Two Battles and the Confederate and Union Occupations by Don Johnson

Wars of Latin America, 1982–2013: The Path to Peace by René De La Pedraja

Billy the Kid on Film, 1911–2012 by Johnny D. Boggs




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Author and Sociologist Robert Bartholomew on Mass Hysteria in Schools










The Atlantic Monthly magazine ran a major article about recent outbreaks of mass hysteria in two United States schools apparently spread by Facebook.  McFarland author and sociologist Robert Bartholomew, who lends his expertise to the article, “is is not surprised by the outbreak in the slightest.”  Go here for the full article.

Books authored and coauthored by Robert Bartholomew:

Mass Hysteria in Schools: A Worldwide History Since 1566

The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes

Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion



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New Releases for September 4: Korea, Mud of Khe Sanh, Parapsychological Research, Sar Wars, Christmas

One Korea: A Proposal for Peace by Shepherd Iverson

Stained with the Mud of Khe Sanh: A Marine’s Letters from Vietnam, 1966–1967 by Rodger Jacobs

Advances in Parapsychological Research 9 by Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris L. Friedman, Cheryl L. Fracasso

The Star Wars Heresies: Interpreting the Themes, Symbols and Philosophies of Episodes I, II and III by Paul F. McDonald

The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed. by William D. Crump




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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