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Daily Deal: 20% off “Ask the Man Who Owns One”

 “an interesting history…a joy for automobile and advertising enthusiast alike…highly recommended”—Choice

On February 20th, get 20% off “Ask the Man Who Owns One” when you enter the coupon code PACKARD.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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Daily Deal: 20% off The Patrick O’Brian Muster Book

“any library serving Patrick O’Brian fans will want this title”—Booklist/RBB

“excellent”—ARBA

On February 7th, get 20% off The Patrick O’Brian Muster Book when you enter the coupon code MATURIN.  This discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.

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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 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 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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New Release for Dec 4: American Cars

American Cars, 1973–1980: Every Model, Year by Year by J. “Kelly” Flory, Jr.

The 1973 oil crisis forced the American automotive industry into a period of dramatic change, marked by stiff foreign competition, tougher product regulations and suddenly altered consumer demand. With gas prices soaring and the economy in a veritable tailspin, muscle cars and the massive “need-for-speed” engines of the late ’60s were out, and fuel efficient compacts were in. By 1980, American manufacturers were churning out some of the most feature laden, yet smallest and most fuel efficient cars they had ever built.

This exhaustive reference work details every model from each of the major American manufacturers from model years 1973 through 1980, including various “captive imports” (e.g. Dodge’s Colt, built by Mitsubishi.) Within each model year, it reports on each manufacturer’s significant news and details every model offered: its specifications, powertrain offerings, prices, standard features, major options, and production figures, among other facts. The work is heavily illustrated with approximately 1,300 photographs.

 

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Daily Deal: 20% off Mustang Genesis

“a wonderful short history of the sports car…lots of great photos…[a] trip down memory lane…a welcome diversion”—Booklist/RBB

On November 28th, get 20% off Mustang Genesis when you enter the coupon code MUSTANG.  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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From Our Editorial Director: Remarks about Forthcoming Automotive Books

Some of you may share a guilty failing of mine. While reading about almost any car–learning how it took shape, its quirks and qualities, how it stacked up to the competition, how it changed over the production run–I can feel the seed of desire sprouting in the mental furrows. Vehicles I’ve ignored or even disliked show their hidden appeal. Soon I’m looking at ads, calculating the damage (marital, financial, emotional) such a car would inflict.
If you do the same, peruse this catalog with caution. Let Robert Ebert take you through the challenges Harold Churchill faced at the helm of Studebaker-Packard in the late 1950s (p. 4 of new automotive catalog) and you may decide to pick up a Studebaker, just on a Lark. Get too deep into Marc Cranswick’s The Cars of American Motors (p. 4 of catalog) and you’ll be thinking what fun a Pacer wagon would be. Scan the specs of Robert D. Dluhy’s American Automobiles of the Brass Era (p. 3 of catalog) long enough and just see if the thought of a 491 cid, 5-cylinder 1906 Adams-Farwell touring car isn’t stangely compelling.
Safer choices are here too, including two informative new books about one of the problems a newly automotive America faced a century ago: how and where to park all those cars. Between Mark D. Kessler’s The Early Public Garages of San Francisco and Kerry Segrave’s Parking Cars in America, 1910-1945 (both p. 3), you’ll get both a broad view and a detailed architectural study of one city’s approach to storing cars. Or consider thetwo-wheeled lifestyle in McFarland’s first motorcycle book, Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes by William E. Thompson (p. 3).
You’ll find a broad range of automotive books here, including other new and forthcoming titles and new ebook and softcover reissues. And remember that we welcome your own book proposals; see the Author Resources section of our website for details. Happy motoring!
— Steve Wilson, Editorial Director
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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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DAILY DEAL: Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes

On September 6th, get 20% off Hogs, Blogs, Leathers and Lattes when you enter the coupon code HOGS (discount will applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout).

Much has been written about hardcore bikers, but there has been little scholarly research on the much larger segment of the population more aptly called motorcycle enthusiasts. This book focuses on them—the hard working plumbers, truck drivers, and other blue collar workers as well as the white collar executives, doctors and other professionals who are mostly married, have mortgages, pay their bills, obey the law, and on weekends and holidays participate in a favorite pastime, riding motorcycles.

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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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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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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% off Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

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 6, get 20% off Inside the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild when you enter the coupon code GUILD.  The discount will be applied in the shopping cart prior to checkout.