As usual, we’ve had a wonderful experience at the ALA midwinter meeting!
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2013–2014 by William M. Simons
Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films by Michelangelo Capua
Papers for Pay: Confessions of an Academic Forger by Jeffrey Alfred Ruth
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 by Damien Broderick
Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films by Sharon Packer, M.D.
We’re thoroughly enjoying these long summer days but, we’re always looking ahead, too. (And, er, behind.) Check out this awesomely autumnal catalog cover from several years back. Beautiful. And that reminds us, here’s the new fall catalog. Enjoy, folks!
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.
Robert Pierpoint: A Life at CBS News by Tony Silvia
Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene by Curtis Evans
June 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.
On 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.
There’s still time, folks! Come join us in Philly at ALA!
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s read!” Check out our New Books Spring Catalog!
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). http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/2013/11/holiday-sale/
Houses of Noir: Dark Visions from Thirteen Film Studios by Ronald Schwartz
Women and Fitness in American Culture by Sarah Hentges
Dracula’s Army: The Dead Travel Fast by Andy Fish
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).
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
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.
Advances in Graves’ Disease and Other Hyperthyroid Disorders by Elaine A. Moore
A Cultural History of the Arabic Language by Sharron Gu
The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis by Aubrey Malone
Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television by Marja Evelyn Mogk
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
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:
One Korea: A Proposal for Peace by Shepherd Iverson
Advances in Parapsychological Research 9 by Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris L. Friedman, Cheryl L. Fracasso
The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed. by William D. Crump
Richard Armstrong, author of Mourning Films: A Critical Study of Loss and Grieving in Cinema, will be giving a lecture at the Childhood Bereavement Network in London on Thursday, May 2, 20013.
The United States as Depicted on Its Postage Stamps by Steve Rajtar
Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012 by Harris M. Lentz III
The Becoming of Age: Cinematic Visions of Mind, Body and Identity in Later Life by Pamela H. Gravagne
George Cukor: A Critical Study and Filmography by James Bernardoni
Silas Deane, Revolutionary War Diplomat and Politician by Milton C. Van Vlack
Several Washington, DC, McFarland authors are participating in the International Day of the Book. The festival will be held April 21 in historic old town Kensington, Maryland.
Tania Heller, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the medical director of the Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity in Bethesda, Maryland. Her books include: You and Your Doctor: A Guide to a Healing Relationship, with Physicians’ Insights, Overweight: A Handbook for Teens and Parents, Eating Disorders: A Handbook for Teens, Families and Teachers and Pregnant! What Can I Do?: A Guide for Teenagers.
Brett L. Abrams is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. His books include: Capital Sporting Grounds: A History of Stadium and Ballpark Construction in Washington, D.C. and Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the Selling of the Movieland Dream.
Joe Sergi is a senior litigation counsel in a US government agency, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law. He writes regularly about the history of comics and censorship for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. He is the editor of the graphic novel anthology Great Zombies in History and the author of the forthcoming Comic Book Law.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Just in time for the Spring season, here is the latest Spring 2013 Catalog.
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.
On November 27th, get 20% off Dying to Please when you enter the coupon code ANOREXIA. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.
Tom Stoppard: Bucking the Postmodern by Daniel Keith Jernigan
Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979: A Complete Guide by Bob Leszczak
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
Encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s Disease: With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Facilities by Elaine A. Moore was covered recently in the September issue of Library Journal.
“This book fills a niche that none of the hundreds of other Alzheimer’s titles cover.”—Library Journal
New book today, Aspects of Consciousness: Essays on Physics, Death and the Mind by Ingrid Fredriksson, a work centered on the nature of the human mind, the afterlife, dimensions and space.
Three new books today, Freudian Fadeout: The Failings of Psychoanalysis in Film Criticism by Orij Ouweneel, Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations by Lynnette Porter, and The Carnegie Boys: The Lieutenants of Andrew Carnegie that Changed the World by Quentin R. Skrabec.
Three new books today! Hermione Granger Saves the World: Essays on the Feminist Heroine of Hogwarts by Christopher E. Bell, Contemporary Dance in Cuba: Tecnica Cubana as Revolutionary Movement by Suki John and Teaching English as a Second Language: Giving New Learners an Everyday Grammar by Richard McGarry.
Sharon E. Hohler will be interviewing with ADVANCE for Nurses (an online news magazine for nurses) next week about her book Caregiver’s Guide: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones.
Author Tony Jinks (An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience) will be speaking about his work at the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Inc. (Melbourne) at 7 pm.