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Seven New Books Reviewed in Choice

Here’s what Choice had to say about new McFarland books this month!

Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters: 956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others by Myron J. Smith, Jr.
“This comprehensive A-Z biographical encyclopedia is the culmination of the author’s notable contributions over 40 years to Civil War maritime literature…meticulously researched profiles…a useful resource for anyone interested in the Civil War…highly recommended”

The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoer’s Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details by Matthew Coniam
“Coniam has done a remarkable service for viewers of Marx Brothers films with this collection of answers to comedy ponderables…highly recommended”

The Polo Encyclopedia, 2d ed. by Horace A. Laffaye
“Judging from the reception of the first edition, the second will also be a must-have for enthusiasts of the sport and those interested in its history…the sport of polo has not only been captured but extensively documented with well-chosen photos…appealing and intriguing reading for many fans of the sport…recommended”

Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods Edited by Emily Dial-Driver, Jim Ford and Sara N. Beam
“Highly recommended”

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature: Critical Essays Edited by Rosemary Horowitz

Tolkien’s Intellectual Landscape by E.L. Risden

Chewing Gum in America, 1850–1920: The Rise of an Industry by Kerry Segrave