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New Releases for April 19: George Raft, Vietnamese Amerasians, AAGPBL, Richardson Light Guard

George Raft: The Films by Everett Aaker

Children of the Enemy: Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers by Steven DeBonis

We Were the All-American Girls: Interviews with Players of the AAGPBL, 1943–1954 by Jim Sargent

The Richardson Light Guard of Wakefield, Massachusetts: A Town Militia in War and Peace, 1851–1975
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New Releases for April 18: Shakespeare, Coaching, Bud Fowler, War Nurses, Hollywood

“Every word doth almost tell my name”: The Authorship of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by P.D. McIntosh

Coaching Myths: Fifteen Wrong Ideas in Youth Sports by Rick Albrecht

Bud Fowler: Baseball’s First Black Professional by Jeffrey Michael Laing

Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans by Patricia Rushton

Extras of Early Hollywood: A History of the Crowd, 1913–1945 by Kerry Segrave

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 17: Women, Mass Murders, Phoenix, Videogames, Ancient World

Women and Second Life: Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play by Dianna Baldwin

Women Serial and Mass Murderers: Profiles of 85 Killers Worldwide, 1580–1990 by Kerry Segrave

Glimpses of Phoenix: The Desert Metropolis in Written and Visual Media by David William Foster

Mazes in Videogames: Meaning, Metaphor and Design by Alison Gazzard

The Pentathlon of the Ancient World by Frank Zarnowski

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for April 15: Radio Journalism, Cinema, Wars of Latin America, Serial Film Stars

Radio Journalism in America: Telling the News in the Golden Age and Beyond by Jim Cox

Cinema of the Philippines: A History and Filmography, 1897–2005 by Bryan L. Yeatter

Wars of Latin America, 1948–1982: The Rise of the Guerrillas by René De La Pedraja

Serial Film Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1912–1956 by Buck Rainey

 

 

 

 

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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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New Releases for April 3: Baseball, Sexual Harassment, Law of the Sea, Billy Southworth, Television Network

The Easter Monday Baseball Game: North Carolina State and Wake Forest on the Diamond, 1899–1956 by Tim Peeler

The Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace, 1600 to 1993 by Kerry Segrave

The Law of the Sea: An Historical Analysis of the 1982 Treaty and Its Rejection by the United States by James B. Morell

Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer by John C. Skipper

Television Network Daytime and Late-Night Programming, 1959–1989 by Mitchell E. Shapiro

 

 

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New Releases for April 1: Bounty, East Prussian Childhood, American Voices, Dostoevsky, Firefighter

Innocent on the Bounty: The Court-Martial and Pardon of Midshipman Peter Heywood, in Letters by Peter Heywood

Nightmares of an East Prussian Childhood: A Memoir of the Russian Occupation by Ilse Stritzke

American Voices: Five Contemporary Playwrights in Essays and Interviews by Esther Harriott

The Dostoevsky Archive: Firsthand Accounts of the Novelist from Contemporaries’ Memoirs and Rare Periodicals, Most Translated into English for the First Time, with a Detailed Lifetime Chronology and Annotated Bibliography by Peter Sekirin

The Flame Within: Memoir of a Firefighter by Wayne Mutza

 

 

 

 

 

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AWARD WINNER: Comic Books and the Cold War

The Popular Culture/American Culture Association has announced Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946–1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns as the winner of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture.  The collection was edited by Chris York and Rafiel York.  Congrats to all!

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New Releases for March 25: Margaret Mitchell, Robert Rossen, Horror, James Jaquess, Baseball

The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia by Anita Price Davis

Robert Rossen: The Films and Politics of a Blacklisted Idealist by Alan Casty

Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror by Aalya Ahmad

James F. Jaquess: Scholar, Soldier and Private Agent for President Lincoln by Patricia B. Burnette

Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues by W. Laurence Coker, M.D.

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for March 22: John Wayne, Popular Novel, Crowd Violence, Information War, Boxing, Basketball League

Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond by Scott Allen Nollen

The American Popular Novel After World War II: A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947–2000 by David Willbern

Crowd Violence in American Modernist Fiction: Lynchings, Riots and the Individual Under Assault by Benjamin S. West

The Chinese Information War: Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests by Dennis F. Poindexter

Joe Louis: The Life of a Heavyweight by Lew Freedman

Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960–1963: The Upstarts Who Shot for Three and Lost to the NBA by Murry R. Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Industrialization of Design

 “impressive…fascinating…Gantz has assembled an amazing collection of moments in a timeline tat explains and defines modern industrial design…a well-written history…Destined to be a text for schools and a must have for design libraries everywhere…one great book to read and own”—Innovation

On March 20th, get 20% off The Industrialization of Design when you enter the coupon code DESIGN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for March 14: Isabel Allende, Underground Railroad

Isabel Allende: A Literary Companion by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Isabel Allende—”la Famosa” to her fellow Chileans—is the world’s most widely read Spanish language author. Her career coincides with the emergence of multiculturalism and global feminism, and her powerfully honest, revelatory works touch the pulse points of humankind. Her bravura study of the interwoven roles of women in family history opens the minds of outsiders to the sufferings of women and their children during years of social and political nightmare.

 

 

 

The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinois by Nancy M. Beasley

This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist churches all had compelling antislavery beliefs. Church members, county elected officials, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters were all one and the same. Additionally, DeKalb County had the highest concentration of subscriptions to the Chicago–based Western Citizen antislavery newspaper. It was an accepted local activity to help escaped slaves.

 

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New Releases for March 12: Janet Leigh, Lincoln, Dinosaurs, Screwball Comedy

Janet Leigh: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua

President Lincoln’s Recruiter: General Lorenzo Thomas and the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War by Michael A. Eggleston

Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction: A Thematic Survey by Allen A. Debus

The Green Vision of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver: Two Collaborators in the Cause of Clean Industry by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.

The Art of the Screwball Comedy: Madcap Entertainment from the 1930s to Today by Doris Milberg

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Lost at Guadalcanal

The dramatic account of two American warships in the South Pacific, this book follows the USS Astoria (CA–34) and USS Chicago (CA–29) during the late summer of 1942, when both participated in the early days of the critical battle for Guadalcanal. Drawing on a variety of firsthand accounts, some previously unpublished, the book tells the story from the perspective of the men aboard each ship, transporting readers inside the gun turrets, behind the lookout binoculars, and below deck as the battle rages. Individual stories of heroism, sacrifice and survival unfold as both vessels meet their fates in the South Pacific.

On March 12th, get 20% off Lost at Guadalcanal when you enter the coupon code GUADALCANAL. This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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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.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Art of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel

“the author has left no stone unturned. We thoroughly enjoyed and recommend”—Glass on Metal

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New Releases for March 6: Writings, Boxing, Punch and Judy, Chess, Scotland

Writings on Writing: A Compendium of 1209 Quotations from Authors on Their Craft by Thomas H. Brennan

Boxing in New Mexico, 1868–1940 by Chris Cozzone

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America: A History and Biographical Dictionary by Ryan Howard

Albert Beauregard Hodges: The Man Chess Made by John S. Hilbert

When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman

 

 

 

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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.

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New Releases for March 5: Diplomacy, Chaucer, Conflict, American Literature

American Diplomacy and the Israeli War of Independence by Frank W. Brecher

Chaucer’s Afterlife: Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture by Kathleen Forni

Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson by Anna Faktorovich

Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence by Rhea A. DuMont

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature by Geoff Hamilton

 

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New Releases for March 4: Filmmaking, DNA, Baseball Names, Television Pilots, Tudors

Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint by Mike Watt

Encyclopedia of DNA and the United States Criminal Justice System by Louis J. Palmer, Jr.

Baseball Team Names: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869–2011 by Richard Worth

Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937–2012 by Vincent Terrace

The Tudors on Film and Television by Sue Parrill

 

 

 

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New Releases for March 1: Placenames, Brigitte Bardot, Holidays, Hitler, Kennedy

Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features and Historic Sites, 2nd Edition by Adrian Room

Brigitte Bardot: A Biography by Barnett Singer

United States Holidays and Observances: By Date, Jurisdiction, and Subject, Fully Indexed by Steve Rajtar

Hitler’s Wehrmacht: German Armed Forces in Support of the Führer by James Steiner

John F. Kennedy in Quotations: A Topical Dictionary, with Sources by David B. Frost

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New Releases for Feb 28: Wizard of Oz, Yankees, Chess, Oglethorpe, Rodeo

The Wizard of Oz Catalog: L. Frank Baum’s Novel, Its Sequels and Their Adaptations for Stage, Television, Movies, Radio, Music Videos, Comic Books, Commercials and More by Fraser A. Sherman

Greatness in Waiting: An Illustrated History of the Early New York Yankees, 1903–1919 by Ray Istorico

Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games by Eliot Hearst

Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733–1783 by David Lee Russell

The Rodeo and Hollywood: Rodeo Cowboys on Screen and Western Actors in the Arena by Jim Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Ombudsman Handbook

 “a highly readable volume with an extensive bibliography”—SciTech Book New

 On February 27th, get 20% off The Ombudsman Handbook when you enter the coupon code OMBUDSMAN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Feb 27: Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Fantastic Fiction, Frank Marshall, Pearl Harbor

The Jerry Lewis Films: An Analytical Filmography of the Innovative Comic by James L. Neibaur

Woody Allen’s Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films by Sander H. Lee

Cauldron of Changes: Feminist Spirituality in Fantastic Fiction by Janice C. Crosby

Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion: A Biography with 220 Games by Andy Soltis

Pearl Harbor: Selected Testimonies, Fully Indexed, from the Congressional Hearings (1945–1946) and Prior Investigations of the Events Leading Up to the Attack by Roland H. Worth, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Feb 26: Science Fiction, Writers, Skyscrapers, Movies

The Science Fiction Reboot: Canon, Innovation and Fandom in Refashioned Franchises by Heather Urbanski

British and Irish Women Writers and the Women’s Movement: Six Literary Voices of Their Times by Jill Franks

Skyscraper Façades of the Gilded Age: Fifty-One Extravagant Designs, 1875–1910 by Joseph J. Korom, Jr.

How to Make Movies: Low-Budget/No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All by Kevin J. Lindenmuth

My Time in Hell: Memoir of an American Soldier Imprisoned by the Japanese in World War II by Andrew D. Carson

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Feb 22: Sporting, Harpo Marx, Shoemaker, Toy Bulldog

Eyes on the Sporting Scene, 1870–1930: Will and June Rankin, New York’s Sportswriting Brothers by Pamela A. Bakker

Harpo Marx as Trickster by Charlene Fix

Stephen Shoemaker: The Paintings and Their Stories by Stephen Shoemaker

Toy Bulldog: The Fighting Life and Times of Mickey Walker by John Jarrett

The Salvadoran Officer Corps and the Final Offensive of 1981 by Brian J. Bosch

 

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Yuengling

outstanding…an important contribution to brewing history…well-written and enjoyable”—Mid-Atlantic Brewing News

On February 14th, get 20% off Yuengling when you enter the coupon code BEER.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off King of the Bootleggers

 This biography tells the complete story of Remus’ private life and public persona, focusing especially on the turbulent rise and fall of his bootlegging kingdom. It begins with an overview of Remus’ early life and careers in pharmacy and law, and covers his bootlegging career, including his overwhelmingly successful early business ventures, his 1922 bootlegging conviction, his murder of wife Imogene (after she had a well-publicized affair with prohibition agent Franklin Dodge), and Remus’ subsequent trial for her murder.

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New Releases for Feb 4: Sitcom, Guam, Video Games, Film Adaptation

Funny You Should Ask: Oral Histories of Classic Sitcom Storytellers by Scott Lewellen

The Japanese Administration of Guam, 1941–1944: A Study of Occupation and Integration Policies, with Japanese Oral Histories by Wakako Higuchi

Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema by Gretchen Papazian

Screening Text: Critical Perspectives on Film Adaptation by Shannon Wells-Lassagne

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Jan 31: Aircraft, Irish Americans, Women Adventurers, Elections, Middle Ages

Aircraft Markings of the Strategic Air Command, 1946–1953 by Rick Rodrigues

Irish Americans in the Confederate Army by Sean Michael O’Brien

Women Adventurers, 1750–1900: A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings by Mary F. McVicker

United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1912–1931: The Official Results by State and County by Michael J. Dubin

Who’s Who in the Middle Ages by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

 

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New Releases for Jan 30: Civil War, Terror, Mining, Motion Picture

The Fourth Louisiana Battalion in the Civil War: A History and Roster by Terry G. Scriber

Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post–9/11 Films by Todd A. Comer

Silver and Gold Mining Camps of the Old West: A State by State American Encyclopedia by Sandy Nestor

Motion Picture Exhibition in Baltimore: An Illustrated History and Directory of Theaters, 1895–2004 by Robert K. Headley

The Civil War on Pensacola Bay, 1861–1862 by John K. Driscoll

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for January 29

Meyer London: A Biography of the Socialist New York Congressman, 1871–1926 by Gordon J. Goldberg

The 55th North Carolina in the Civil War: A History and Roster by Jeffrey M. Girvan

 Sold on Radio: Advertisers in the Golden Age of Broadcasting by Jim Cox

Thomas Frère and the Brotherhood of Chess: A History of 19th Century Chess in New York Cityby Martin Frère Hillyer

 American Self-Taught Art: An Illustrated Analysis of 20th Century Artists and Trends with 1,319 Capsule Biographies by Florence Laffal

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Cellphone

“well written and illustrated…recommended”—Choice

“historical aspects are quite interesting…information could prove quite useful for research”—Booklist/RBB

On January 29th, get 20% off The Cellphone when you enter the coupon code CELL.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Jan 24: Cyberpunk, Baseball, James Madison Hood, White House

Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction: A Critical Study by Carlen Lavigne

The Negro Leagues, 1869–1960 by Leslie A. Heaphy

Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States: Major, Minor and Negro Leagues, 1901–1949 by Nick C. Wilson

James Madison Hood: Lincoln’s Consul to the Court of Siam by George C. Kingston

The White House: An Illustrated Architectural History by Patrick Phillips-Schrock

 

 

 

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New Releases for Jan 23: U.S. Navy, Media, Victorian Sacrilege

World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Hands: The Boats and Ships Sold and Registered for Commercial and Recreational Purposes Under the American Flag by Greg H. Williams

Editing Across Media: Content and Process for Print and Online Publication by Ross F. Collins

Sweet, Hot and Blue: St. Louis’ Musical Heritage by Lyn Driggs Cunningham

The Great Victorian Sacrilege: Preachers, Politics and The Passion, 1879–1884 by Alan Nielsen

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Daily Deal: 20% off Understanding the Pipe Organ

“a beautiful, handy, easy-to-read manual…the most useful and valuable guide to the organ to appear in any language in many years. It is hard to imagine a more thoroughly useful book than this; it should be placed in the hands of every conscientious organist and kept at the console of every organ in the country”—The Diapaso

On January 23rd, get 20% off Understanding the Pipe Organ when you enter the coupon code ORGAN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off High School Prom

Focusing on social and economic trends, this volume examines the evolution of the prom, the development of the billion-dollar prom industry, and the event’s place in popular culture, including its portrayal in film, television, and literature. Using the prom as a lens through which to view many aspects of American culture—money, sex, fashion, dance, music, television, transportation, communication, and even war—this work offers a fresh perspective on the history of American youth.

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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

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New Releases for Jan 8: Horror, Joseph Young, Music, Civil War

Horror Comics in Black and White: A History and Catalog, 1964–2004 by Richard J. Arndt

Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful: A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida by Joan Mickelson

Music in Biblical Life: The Roles of Song in Ancient Israel by Jonathan L. Friedmann

The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil War: A History of the 21st Infantry / 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, with a Roster by Phillip E. Faller

 

 

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New Releases for Jan 7: Archaeology, Baseball, Japanese Aesthetics, Video Games

John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood: Pioneers of Mayan Archaeology by Peter O. Koch

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2011–2012 by William M. Simons

The Science of the Fastball by William Blewett

Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition by Dani Cavallaro

Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960 by Nathan Vernon Madison

The Video Games Guide: 1,000+ Arcade, Console and Computer Games, 1962–2012, 2d ed by Matt Fox

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Dec 27: Best Movie Scenes, Railroads in Kansas

Best Movie Scenes: 549 Memorable Bank Robberies, Car Chases, Duels, Haircuts, Job Interviews, Swearing Scenes, Window Scenes and Others, by Topic, 2d ed. by Sanford Levine

When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and windows. This diverting work proves to be an indispensable guide for anyone who has ever used a movie reference to illustrate a point or express their feelings.

 

 

Bucking the Railroads on the Kansas Frontier: The Struggle Over Land Claims by Homesteading Civil War Veterans, 1867–1876 by John N. Mack

To the settlers the railroads represented both a promise and a threat. By linking farmers and businessmen with eastern markets, the railroads guaranteed the prospects of economic gain. However, when they claimed rights to the land that settlers had already claimed, railroad monopolies were identified as a new manifestation of the same threat to republican values they had fought against in the recently concluded War. This book tells the story of the settlers’ opposition to and victory over railroads and the impact on the evolution of political thought in Kansas and the American west.

 

 

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New Releases for Dec 26: Civil War, Westerns, Dictators, Literature

A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal by Albert Gaius Hills

Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films, 2d ed.by Michael R. Pitts

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century: The Lives and Regimes of 15 Rulers by Javier A. Galván

Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century: A Critical Study by Daniel Grassian

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New Releases for Dec 20: Stassen, Railroad, Ghost, East Harlem

Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican by Alec Kirby and John F. Rothmann

The Wilmington & Weldon Railroad in the Civil War by James C. Burke

Season of Ghosts: The ’86 Mets and the Red Sox by Howard Burman

East Harlem Remembered: Oral Histories of Community and Diversity by Christopher Bell

 

 

 

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DAILY DEAL: 20% off Great Railroad Tunnels of North America

“an examination of the tunneling through mountains for trains…it’s a lot like exploring a tunnel, or a mine, in which you sometimes find unexpected gemstones”—IZoom.com

On December 18th, get 20% off Great Railroad Tunnels of North America when you enter the coupon code TUNNELS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off H.J. Heinz

“Over forty black-and-white photographs, some never before published, illustrate this thoughtful and detailed portrait of a remarkable business founder whose remarkable life has all but vanished from public awareness”—Midwest Book Review

On December 12th, get 20% off H.J. Heinz when you enter the coupon code HEINZ.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off Encyclopedia of New Year’s Holidays Worldwide

 “this encyclopedia brings to light for the first time in a dedicated text the universal idea of the new year”—Booklist/RBB

 “a rich collage of divergent cultural customs and symbols…recommended”—Library Journal

On December 11th get 20% off Encyclopedia of New Year’s Holidays Worldwide when you enter the coupon code 2013.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Christmas Encyclopedia

“a charming book to browse…should offer up a great deal of enjoyment to those who use it”—ARBA;

“a true encyclopedia of Christmas…recommended”—Catholic Library World.

On December 7th, get 20% off The Christmas Encyclopedia, 2d ed. when you enter the coupon code CHRISTMAS.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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New Releases for Nov 30: Peace Education, Battle of Carthage

Peace Education, 3d. ed. by Ian M. Harris

“This book is an essential primer for peace educators, particularly those interested in linking classroom learning with social action in meaningful ways. The authors’ decades of experience offers important lessons and practical ideas for teaching and learning for peace.”—Monisha Bajaj, Columbia University

 

 

 

 

The Battle of Carthage, Missouri: First Trans-Mississippi Conflict of the Civil War by Kenneth E. Burchett

The Battle of Carthage, Missouri, was the first full-scale land battle of the Civil War. Governor Claiborne Jackson’s rebel Missouri State Guard made its way toward southwest Missouri near where Confederate volunteers collected in Arkansas, while Colonel Franz Sigel’s Union force occupied Springfield with orders to intercept and block the rebels from reaching the Confederates.

 

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New Releases for November 28: Justice Stanley Mosk, Alaska Highway

Justice Stanley Mosk: A Life at the Center of California Politics and Justice by Jacqueline R. Braitman

“With the publication of this biography, the transformative career and fundamental likeability of Justice Mosk now fully becomes part of the permanent record.”—Kevin Starr, Professor of History, U.S.C.; Author of Americans and the California Dream.

This is the first biography of Stanley Mosk (1912–2001), iconic protector of civil rights and civil liberties during his 37 years as a justice of the Supreme Court of California (1964 to 2001). He had quickly risen as a well liked leader among Los Angeles reformers, as executive secretary to California governor Culbert Olson and then 16 years as a superior court judge.

 

 

The Black Soldiers Who Built the Alaska Highway: A History of Four U.S. Army Regiments in the North, 1942–1943 by John Virtue

“John Virtue has done a marvelous job of recounting the hard work and heroism of African-American patriots in Alaska and Northern Canada during World War II. The Black Soldiers Who Built the Alaska Highway is both well written and expertly researched. Highly recommended!”—Douglas Brinkley, Rice University

This is the first detailed account of the 5,000 black troops who were reluctantly sent north by the United States Army during World War II to help build the Alaska Highway and install the companion Canol pipeline. Theirs were the first black regiments deployed outside the lower 48 states during the war. The enlisted men, most of them from the South, faced racial discrimination from white officers, were barred from entering any towns for fear they would procreate a “mongrel” race with local women, and endured winter conditions they had never experienced before. Despite this, they won praise for their dedication and their work. Congress in 2005 said that the wartime service of the four regiments covered here contributed to the eventual desegregation of the Armed Forces.

 

 

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New Releases for Nov. 27: Baseball, Intertextuality, Confederate, Lakers

Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn’s Historic Ballpark, 1913–1960 by John G. Zinn

Intertextuality in American Drama: Critical Essays on Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Other Playwrights by Drew Eisenhauer

Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories by Bill Alder

Confederate Incognito: The Civil War Reports of “Long Grabs,” a.k.a. Murdoch John McSween, 26th and 35th North Carolina Infantry by Murdoch John McSween

The Los Angeles Lakers Encyclopedia by Richard J. Shmelter

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Vacuum Cleaner

 

Many early manufacturers failed, but some, such as Bissell, Hoover, Eureka and others, became household names as they competed for global dominance with improved features, performance and appearance. This book describes the fascinating people who made this possible, as well as the economic, cultural and technological contexts of their times. From obscure beginnings 200 years ago, vacuum cleaners have become an integral part of modern household culture.

 On November 26, get 20% off The Vacuum Cleaner when you enter the coupon code VACUUM.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

 

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New Release for Nov. 21: Glastonbury and the Grail

Glastonbury and the Grail: Did Joseph of Arimathea Bring the Sacred Relic to Britain? by Justin E. Griffin

Glastonbury, a small town in Somerset, England, stands at the epicenter of a longstanding tradition placing the Holy Grail in Britain. Legend holds that Joseph of Arimathea traveled to Britain, bringing with him both a gathering of followers and the cup that Jesus used at the last supper. He is said to have buried the Grail at Glastonbury, where some claim he founded the first church in England. This volume chronicles one man’s personal quest to find historical evidence supporting the traditional beliefs surrounding Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail in southern England. Bolstered by an abundance of evidence supporting the presence of Joseph in 1st Century Britain, he separates his findings from the fantasy of the Grail Romances, answering questions about the Grail and the origins and progressions of its legend.

 

 

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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: 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 Aug 31: Age of Catastrophe and Four More

Australian Horror Films, 1973–2010 by Peter Shelley

Geraldine Farrar: Opera’s Charismatic Innovator, 2d ed. by Elizabeth Nash

Language and Culture in the Growth of Imperialism by Sharron Gu

 

The Age of Catastrophe: Disaster and Humanity in Modern Times by John David Ebert

Mourning Films: A Critical Study of Loss and Grieving in Cinema by Richard Armstrong

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and After

Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and After: A Poetic Career Transformed by George Monteiro is now available. This study explores how Bishop’s personal and literary experience in Brazil influenced her work culturally, historically, and linguistically, while she was in Brazil and following her return to the United States.

From the Editor:

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Brazil in the life and writing of Elizabeth Bishop.  Everything seemed to change for her there.  An inveterate wanderer, she arrived intending a two-week stay but remained for the better part of two decades.  She met the love of her life, Lota de Macedo Soares, and painted scenes (on canvas but also, of course, in writing) from day-to-day life in Petropolis, where the two settled in together.  She also published the most acclaimed poetry of her career, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Poems: North & South–A Cold Spring.  A book-length examination of Brazil’s influence on the poet is long, long overdue.