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Two new books published.

2 more new books published today, The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga and Alan LeMay.  Lady Gaga contains a series of essays that cover all things Gaga, including sexuality, surrealism, parody and more.  Alan LeMay is a biography of the author of The Searchers and his success through the 1930s and 40s.


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More new books in!

Another 2 titles in today, You and Your Doctor, and The Nelson-Wolgast fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900-1914.  Your Doctor covers the changes in healthcare and info about the doctor-patient relationship from the patient’s point of view.  Nelson-Wolgast is about the early 20th century boxing scene in San Francisco, and the build-up to this lightweight boxing championship.

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New Titles This Week

Two more new titles in, This Day in American History and The Tiger Woods Phenomenon.  Day in History is a day by day chronology of the whole year, with important events that happened on each day, from the 1500s to today.  Tiger Woods is about both his good and bad effect on the game of golf, and his cultural impact and significance.

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Two more new books published.

Two new books in, Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literature and The Politics of Authenticity in Presidential Campaigns, 1976-2008.  Ancient Symbology covers modern books and comics like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings use ancient symbology.  Politics of Authenticity presents the presidents from 1976 to 2008 and their campaigns to meet the American people on a personal level, “as one of us.”


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New Books this week!

2 new books in, Latin America and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era, and Dogmatism in Science and Medicine.  Latin Artists is a comprehensive encyclopedia on artists, with each entry featuring their works and a quick glimpse of their life and achievements.  Dogmatism in Science is a study of how dominant theories in science and medicine have become too important, and stifle the will to create new theories and keep an open ended experimental doctrine.


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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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New edition of Gunsmoke out this week!

The new two volume paperback edition of Gunsmoke is out this week.  Gunsmoke, the classic radio and TV show that gave America a sense of the fantastic West, has been reprinted to paperback, complete with 241 photos.  These two volumes gives insights into the pioneering of TV and radio and how it affected Gunsmoke, along with summaries of episodes and character quotes.



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Two new books published

Two more books published this week, Mrs. Spencer Tracy and the John Tracy Clinic and Musicmakers of Network Radio.  Mrs. Spencer Tracy by Patricia Mahon is a biography of Tracy’s life of educating deaf children.  Musicmakers is a series of biographies on 24 different radio performers, and their lives in front of the microphone.


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Fresh from the printer, new books!

Three more new books this week, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, 1834, Walter Penn Shipley, and Perry Como.  DLB vs. McD is a history of the players’ matches against each other in the 1834 London Westminster Chess Club, which includes 85 different games played.  Walter Penn Shipley is a history of Shipley’s crucial part in the U.S.’s 19th and 20th century chess development.  Perry Como is a biography of the American singer and TV personality, including a year by year chronology of his life.

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More New Books

Two new books in for this week, African American Dance and The Tap Dance Dictionary.  African American Dance by Barbara Glass tells of how African slaves being brought to America did not lack culture, and they influenced mainland America with their dance.  The Tap Dance Dictionary by Mark Knowles gives a comprehensive list of dance moves and steps for tap dance, to aid teaching and learning.


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Newly Published Books

Haig Bosmajian’s Burning Books and Donald Dewey’s Ray Arcel are two newly published books this week.  Burning Books gives a 2000 year history of the practice of burning subversive and heretical books.  Ray Arcel is a boxing biography telling of the life and travels of Ray Arcel, a boy from Indiana that moved to NYC and became a prominent name in boxing.

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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.

Amy Vedder with gorilla
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BookExpo America

McFarland will be attending the BookExpo America conference from June 5th to 7th in the Javits center in New York, New York.  Come say hi to Karl-Heinz in booth #2450.

MCF Booth
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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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2012 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards

Two of our titles have been nominated for the 2012 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research:

Richard Ackelson. Frank Sinatra: A Compete Recording History of Techniques

Bobby Whitlock with Marc Roberty. Bobby Whitlock: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Autobiography

The winners will be announced in August, and the awards will be presented during a banquet at ARSC’s annual conference in May 2013.



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Author and Artist Guidelines for Graphic Novels

Author and artist guidelines for graphic novels have been updated.  McFarland has brought its 33 years of publishing experience to the graphic format. Both nonfiction and fiction manuscripts are being considered. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a graphic novel, please refer to our guidelines. For general questions, see McFarland’s author resource center. For questions not covered there, please contact Natalie Foreman.

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Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Tom Lisanti (author of six McFarland books including Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies) will be co-hosting, with Ben Mankieicz, Turner Classic Movies’ Spring Break Film Festival beginning Monday April 16 at 8pm through Friday April 20. Ben and Tom will introduce 19 surf and summer movies from the Sixties including Where the Boys Are; Gidget Goes Hawaiian; Beach Blanket Bingo; Blue Hawaii; The Girls on the Beach; Ride the Wild Surf; and a few in the snow such as Winter a-Go-Go.

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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.




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Major League Bride

Author Kathleen Lockwood will be involved in the following upcoming events:

•  She will be discussing the book with Gene Pitts on the Professional Sports Lives Radio show Saturday, March 25th from 1:00 to 2:00

•  She will be participating in the Celebrate Pink Expo in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on April 14th.

•  She will be joining her husband Skip Lockwood at the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park Open House on Thursday, April 19th.

 •  She will be speaking and participating in the 50th Anniversary of the NY Mets Conference at Hofstra University Cultural Center from April 26-28.


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Bobby Whitlock

The city of Austin, Texas, and Mayor Lee Leffingwell have proclaimed March 22 as Bobby Whitlock Day. All are invited, and events run from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 301 West 2nd Street. There will be news coverage and filming. At 10 that evening Bobby and his band will be playing at the Saxon Pub to continue the festivities.


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Delivery by Christmas

The U.S. Postal Service will not guarantee delivery by Christmas for parcels shipping by standard book rate. For expedited shipping, please place your order by telephone at 800-253-2187 or 336-246-4460.