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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 14: Macbeth, Greek and Macedonian Land Battles

The Tragedie of Macbeth: A Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition by William Shakespeare.

Based on the principle that Shakespeare’s plays were written as popular (and not entirely decent) entertainments aimed at an adult (and not overly refined) audience, this no-nonsense and sexually candid text offers performers, scholars, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare a unique resource to gain valuable insights into the play, the world in which Shakespeare wrote, and the playhouse in which his plays were produced.

 

Greek and Macedonian Land Battles of the 4th Century B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements by Fred Eugene Ray, Jr.

With its mixture of famous battles and storied commanders, warfare in 4th century B.C. Greece has long held a fascination for military enthusiasts and the general public alike.

 

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The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil War reviewed by Civil War Books and Authors

 
“Its well rounded examination of the military, political, and cultural dimensions associated with the recruitment and deployment of southern raised black combat units”—Civil War Books and Authors

 

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New Releases for Sept 10 & 11

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.

The Gus Van Sant Touch: A Thematic Study—Drugstore Cowboy, Milkand Beyond by Justin Vicari

 

 

 

 

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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 Sept 7: War of 1812 and Four More

Marauder: Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II by Louis S. Rehr

The Ambulance: A History by Ryan Corbett Bell

The War of 1812: A Complete Chronology with Biographies of 63 General Officers by Bud Hannings

The Doctor Who Franchise: American Influence, Fan Culture and the Spinoffs by Lynnette Porter

The New American Crime Film by Matthew Sorrento

 

 

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Call for Nautical History Authors

The Naval War College Museum is currently booking authors for their 2013 Eight Bells Lecture Series.  This is an opportunity for authors to present their book and the facts leading to its publication.  Lectures average 45 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A, followed by an opportunity for a booksigning (books would be for sale via the Naval War College Foundation Store). Lectures are on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 (eight bells is noontime) and it coincides with the students’ lunch hour on their electives day.  Contact the NWCM’s director of education, John W. Kennedy, at 401-841-7276.

 

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New Release for Aug 29: The Nature of War

 New book today, The Nature of War: Origins and Evolution of Violent Conflict by Jim Stempel, this thoughtful study journeys across time and disciplines to examine and sensibly explain human warfare, clarify its source and driving energy, and thoughtfully develop the prospect of a true and lasting peace.

“This is the most intelligent, penetrating, and insightful study of human warfare I’ve ever read. The insights will touch you deeply, and even give you the tools to end the inner wars inside us all.”—Mark Waldman, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, author of Words Can Change Your Brain.

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Nautical Research Journal Features Two from McFarland

American Privateers in the War of 1812: The Vessels and Their Prizes as Recorded in Niles’ Weekly Register by Timothy S. Good and The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881–1931: A History with Details on All Ships by Jonathan Kinghorn were covered in a recent issue of the Nautical Research Journal.

Reviewer William Henry Flayheart III said The Atlantic Transport Line is “a monumental work” with an “amazing amount of detail.”  He concludes by saying  that “Jonathan Kinghorn has provided his readers with one of the most interesting histories of an American-flag steamship line which anyone has ever written.  it belongs in every maritime library.”

 

 

 

Of American Privateers in the War of 1812, reviewer Daniel J. Bera says it “shed[s] light on an aspect of the War of 1812 that has not received attention equal to its contribution during the war…does a commendable job of getting all the information out to the reader in a format they can use…an excellent reference…should be a welcome addition to the library of many historians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Releases for Aug 27: Shavelings in Death Camps

Two New Book Releases:

They Knew Marilyn Monroe: Famous Persons in the Life of the Hollywood Icon by Les Harding

Taking an intriguingly innovative approach to the life and legend of actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), this biographical dictionary concentrates on Marilyn’s circle of friends, acquaintances and coworkers—618 in all.

 

Shavelings in Death Camps: A Polish Priest’s Memoir of Imprisonment by the Nazis, 1939–1945 by Fr. Henryk Maria Malak.

Through the author’s eyes we witness the German invasion, atrocities against the local population, and the roundup of priests from the region.

 

One New Rupub:

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959–1969by Thomas Lisanti

This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow.

 

 

 

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Five New Books Published Today!

New books released today:

Soap Operas Worldwide: Cultural and Serial Realities by Marilyn J. Matelski.

Rick Nelson, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer by Sheree Homer

The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne by Edward J. Rielly

Tris Speaker and the 1920 Indians: Tragedy to Glory by Gary Webster

Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games by Stewart Woods

 

 

 

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Just Released

New Releases:

High School Prom: Marketing, Morals and the American Teen by Ann Anderson

Americans in Egypt, 1770–1915: Explorers, Consuls, Travelers, Soldiers, Missionaries, Writers and Scientists by Cassandra Vivian

The Architectural Ideology of Thomas Jefferson by Ralph Giordano

 

Three great titles released today in softcover:

The Great Western Migration to the Gold Fields of California, 1849–1850 by Robert J. Willoughby

The 11th Alabama Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War by Ronald G. Griffin

Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties by Tom Lisanti

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Review of Rhode Island's Civil War Hospital

 The Journal of Civil War Medicine featured Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865 by Frank L. Grzyb in its summer 2012 issue.  Reviewer Peter J. D’Onofrio (and president of the Society of Civil War Surgeons) “highly recommended” it, saying the book was “easy to read, full of details…with plenty of pictures.”  Go here for the rest of the book review.  Browse our online catalog for more about the Civil War from McFarland.

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Fragments From Iraq Memoir

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

 

mcfarlandbooks.com/Fragments-Stockinger

 

An excerpt:

Friday: TQ Day 101.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Daily Deal: 20% off The American Northern Theater Army in 1776

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

 

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

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Daily Deal: 20% off Chronology of the American Revolution

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Daily Deal: 20% Fragments From Iraq

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

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

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

www.mcfarlandbooks.com/Fragments

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Fragments From Iraq

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday: TQ Day 47.

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

 

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

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Chasing Jeb Stuart, New Books

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

 

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

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

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New Books Out

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Two More New Books

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

 

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

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

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off War, Politics and Superheroes

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

On May 24, 2012, get 20% off War, Politics and Superheroes when you enter the coupon code SUPERHERO.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Two more titles released.

Two more new books in, The Joseph Paradox, and The Civil War Roster of Davie County, North Carolina.  Joseph chronicles the popular tale of the bible story including a look into the meaning behind the story.  Davie County was possibly reluctant to join the Civil War, and this book covers every man that ended up serving for Davie County.

 

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Davie-County

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/Joseph-Paradox

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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

Now through May 21, get 20% off Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam (also available in large print) when you enter the coupon code PUCKER.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Dead on a High Hill

Another recently published book is Dead on a High Hill, Essays on War, Literature and Living by W.D. Ehrhart.  This collection of essays ranges from Vietnam War policies, and Korean and Iraq war experiences to mountain gorillas in Rwanda and teaching poetry to teenagers.  The book is a very smooth read from cover to cover, continuing easily from essay to essay.

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-7039-6

Amy Vedder with gorilla
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Joining the Military (Book Series)

The fifth and final volume of Snow Wildsmith’s series of handbooks is now available.  Joining the Military helps young people who might be curious about serving in the military decide whether service is right for them, which branch is the best fit, and whether they are qualified for and prepared for service.  The handbooks walk a teenager or young adult through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for basic training, and learning what to expect at basic recruit training.

 

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Mollie’s War

Author Cyndee Schaffer will be involved in the following upcoming events:

• She will be the featured author at the Chicago Jewish Authors Literary series on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Max and Benny’s Restaurant, Northbrook, IL  at 7 PM.

• She will be speaking on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at North Shore Senior Center Men’s Club, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield, IL at  10:30.

• She will be part of a panel discussion about WWII Veterans on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods, Skokie,  IL at 7 PM.