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Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan
Third Edition
Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration
during World War II
Isles of Noise
The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition
By the Bedside of the Patient
Apostles of the Alps
The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare
The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy
When Sun Meets Moon
Us Versus Them
Defiant Braceros
American Studies Encounters the Middle East
The Logic of Compromise
Your Health, Your Decisions
The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy
The Rise of the Arab American Left
Research to Revenue
Kīkā Kila
Prompt and Utter Destruction, Third Edition
The Art and Science of Aging Well
A Failed Empire, Second Edition
Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese
American Incarceration during World War II
Author: Anne Blankenship
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Description: Approximately 288 pages, 14 halftones, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Explores identity-based incarceration in the U.S., as well as the
connections between religion and politics
Exemplifies insights gained by including religion in the study of U.S. History: first book to focus
on the camps’ contingencies for American Christians of all types
Argues that this World War II experience gave churches tools for future political work (that is,
anti-Viet Nam War work) and expanded their conception of race beyond the black and white
Further Exploration
Canada had a very similar incarceration program for Japanese living on the Pacific Coast, and
Canadian Christians responded in similar ways.
Covers issues that are alarmingly relevant in the modern world with European nations coping
with questions about foreign populations within their borders and the potentially related security
risk. These debates are complicated by race, citizenship and religion, just as occurred with the
Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
Anne M. Blankenship (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012) is assistant professor
of American religious history at North Dakota State University.
"The first full exploration of the role of Christianity among Japanese Americans incarcerated during
WWII, this powerful book is a marvelous introduction to an unjustly neglected topic. Taking the study of
Japanese Americans in a new direction, Anne Blankenship deepens our understanding not only of
religious practice in the camps but of government regulation of freedom of religion. A vital addition to
literature in religious studies, history, and ethnic studies." --Greg Robinson, Université du Québec À
"Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II will serve
as the book on Christianity in the incarceration experience. One of very few studies that manages to
attend to the voices of those within the camps and those beyond the barbed wire fences." --Duncan
Ryuken Williams, University of Southern California
Isles of Noise
Sonic Media in the Caribbean
Author: Alejandra Bronfman
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Description: Approximately 240 pages, 9 halftones, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Intimate domestic as well as transnational accounts of on-the-ground technological
developments in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, as they became radionetworked with the United States and Great Britain
Enriches the understanding of “empire”
Creative, wide-spanning approach to pan-Caribbean history and the history of the modern
Atlantic world triangulated among the Caribbean, U.S., and Britain
Further Exploration
The Circuits chapter focuses on the U.S. occupation of Haiti, violence, and the control of
The Voice chapter focuses on language and the politics of creole theater and broadcasting, on
the Haitian elections of 1957 and popular politics, and on the politics of creole language and its
promoters including Louise Bennett.
The Ears chapter focuses on anti-Duvalier activism in the early 1960s in Haiti, and on the
significance of radio to the popularity of Fidel Castro in Cuba.
The Resistors chapter focuses on the use of radio as a tool of contention in Cuba, and on the
exceptional case of the birth of Jamaican broadcasting.
Alejandra Bronfman (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000) is associate professor of history at the
University of British Columbia include previous publication. Her previous publications include Media,
Sound and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (Pittsburgh University Press, 2012), On the
Move: The Caribbean Since 1989 (Zed Books, 2007, translated into Italian 2008), and Measures of
Equality: Social Science, Citizenship and Race in Cuba, 1902-1940 (University of North Carolina Press,
“Focusing on the development and use of radio in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic
during the early- to mid-twentieth century, Isles of Noise is the first history to trace and analyze how this
new technology shaped Caribbean realities--and how, reciprocally, Caribbean realities shaped radio.
Prodigiously researched and richly interdisciplinary, Alejandra Bronfman's book revises the history of
the region, radio, and a host of other subjects. A major contribution.” --Kate Ramsey, University of
Free State of Jones
Mississippi’s Longest Civil War
Major Motion Picture U.S. release on June 24, 2016. Worldwide
release dates will vary.
Author: Victoria Bynum
Publication Date: March 2016 with new afterword by the author
Description: 336 pages, 32 illustrations, 10 maps, timeline,
9 genealogical charts. Originally published in 2001.
Piercing through the myths that have shrouded the "Free State of Jones,"
Victoria Bynum uncovers the fascinating true history of this Mississippi
Unionist stronghold, widely believed to have seceded from the Confederacy,
and the mixed-race community that evolved there. She shows how the
legend--what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out--reveals
a great deal about the South's transition from slavery to segregation; the
racial, gender, and class politics of the period; and the contingent nature of
history and memory.
Gary Ross, director of The Hunger Games
and Seabiscuit, wrote the screenplay and
directs this Civil War story of a defiant
Southern farmer who rebels against the
war, and founds a mixed race community in
his new “Free State of Jones.” Starring
Matthew McConaughey, Gugu MbathaRaw and Keri Russell.
Italian language rights to Piemme/Mondadori 2015
Complex Chinese language rights to Shui-Ling Culture & Books Ltd 2015
British Commonwealth to Duckworth Ltd 2015
Audio rights to Audible 2015
Victoria Bynum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is
author of The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies (University of North Carolina
Press, 2013) and Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (University of North
Carolina Press, 1992).
"Bynum's deeply researched and well-written book unravels the historical and sociological significance of the
Piney Woods region of southeastern Mississippi. . . Powerful, revisionist, and timely, Bynum's book combines
superb history with poignant analysis of historical memory and southern racial mores." --Choice
Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in
Authoritarian Brazil
Author: Christopher Dunn
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Description: Approximately 272 pages, 20 halftones, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Connects Brazil and Latin America to the historical countercultural worldwide phenomenon and
draws out significant social, political, and cultural implications
First comprehensive study of counterculture and the production of culture during a period under
a brutal military regime in Brazil and shows its contributions to contemporary movements
Draws on little used materials from Brazilian alternative presses, underground cultural journals,
police archives, and unpublished correspondence
Further Exploration
Chapter 1: Features discussion of countercultures in a global context with particular focus on
Latin America
Throughout the book, Dunn discusses the tangential relationship between the counterculture of
Brazil and Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.
Christopher Dunn (Ph.D., Brown University, 1996) is associate professor of Brazilian literary and
cultural studies at Tulane University. He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the
Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (University of North Carolina Press, 2001, also available in
"Contracultura will become the foundational work in English on Brazil's countercultural movement
during the long 1960s. Revealing with tremendous insight and nuance the cross-currents of cultural
protest, left-wing politics, and state authoritarianism, Christopher Dunn not only highlights the diversity
of countercultural movements that emerged concurrently across Latin America during this period but
also rightfully affirms the definitive place of Brazil's contracultura within that landscape. Dunn's
methodological breadth allows him a vantage that spans music, poetry, commercial advertising, and the
archives of the Brazilian intelligence services, revealing how the state and market responded to the
challenges (and economic potential) of youth countercultural ferment." --Eric Zolov, Stony Brook
"Beautifully written and stylistically brilliant, Christopher Dunn's lucid analysis of the Brazilian
counterculture, which deserves as much attention as the North American one, lays out a new field of
study. Conveying multiple points of view--the radicals and counterculturalists as seen even in the eyes
of the police--this book is a page-turner." --Robert Stam, Tisch School of the Arts
By the Bedside of the Patient
Lessons for the Twenty-First-Century Physician
Author: Nortin M. Hadler
Publication Date: March 21, 2016
Description: Approximately 208 pages, notes, index
Key Points:
Argues for a change in medical education and practice that focuses
on improving patient care above all else
Analyzes a 60-year evolution of medical school curricula, residency and fellowship programs,
and clinical practices for areas to reform
Explains how the current “Health Care Delivery System,” which developed in the past 30 years,
pressures physicians to place the interests of the system over those of the patient
Places current efforts to reform medical school curricula and residency programs within
historical context
Utilizes author’s own experiences and critical observations, the narratives of his mentors, and a
paper trail of sociopolitical constraints in an anthropological exploration of the topic
Provides physicians, those who aspire to be physicians, and patients the reasons to value a
trusting physician-patient relationship
Further Exploration
Chapter 6: the practice of medicine in England, France, Japan, Israel, and the Antipodes
French rights to Presses de Universitaire de Laval (2015)
Nortin M. Hadler (M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1968) is the attending rheumatologist at the
University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill. He is also currently serving as Senior Assistant
Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service (Reserve). His previous publications include
Worried Sick: A prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (University of North Carolina Press,
2008) and Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society (University of North
Carolina Press, 2009), among others.
"Dr. Nortin Hadler is a perfect person to write this narrative, having lived—with a critical eye—through
the key changes in medical education, practice, and institutional structure. His forceful writing about
complex and controversial medical topics is both engaging and compelling to readers and scholars
alike." -- David S. Jones, Harvard Medical School
Apostles of the Alps
Mountaineering, Nature, and Nationhood
In Germany and Austria, 1860-1939
Author: Tait Keller
Publication Date: January 4, 2016
Description: Approximately 288 pages, 22 halftones, 2 maps,
notes, bibliography, index
Key Points:
Tells how the Alps were transformed from a place of relief to a
national symbol and icon of individualism
Provides a new perspective, from the orientation of the Alps, on the history of the
German and Austrian relationship
Explores how the Alps were a political, environmental, social, and cultural battleground
central to Germany and Austria’s path to modernization
Argues that disagreements over modernization opened the mountains to competing
agendas and hostile ambitions
Places the Alpine borderlands at the heart of the German question of nationhood
Discusses the history of the German and Austrian Alpine Association (Alpenverein) and
Alpine tourism from the 1860’s to 1939
Explores the urban dwelling Alpine enthusiasts, referred to as "Apostel für die Schönheit
der Hochgebirgswelt" (apostles for the beauty of the high mountain world)
Utilizes newly opened Historical Alpine Archives in Munich and Innsbruck
For Further Exploration:
Chapter 4: World War I (WWI) in the Alps
Chapter 5: tensions in South Tyrol following WWI and the increase of anti-Semitism in
the Eastern Alps
Chapter 7: Nazi’s rise to power and the animosity between Germany and Austria that
pervaded the Alps
Tait Keller (Ph. D., Georgetown University, 2006) is an assistant professor of History at Rhodes
College. His previous works have been featured in publications such as Environmental History
and the Encyclopedia of International Security.
"Fluid and impressively researched, Apostles of the Alps makes powerful and innovative
contributions in many fields." -- Shelley Baranowski, University of Akron
The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare
A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to
South Carolina
Author: Sean M. Kelley
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Description: Approximately 304 pages, 11 halftones, 12 tables, 3
maps, notes, appendix, bibliography, index
Key Points:
First book of its kind to trace an entire cohort of slaves from capture to sale in the U.S.,
shedding new light on aspects of the slave trade process
Engagingly written and reliant on compelling historical details, the book paints a vivid picture of
The Hare’s transatlantic voyage
Introduces new ideas about the African Diaspora and the communities of Africans that formed
or persisted in or near the areas where captives were sold into slavery
Further Exploration
Chapters 3 & 4: The Hare’s activity in Sierra Leone and its connection to the nearby nations of
Guinea and Liberia
Chapter 5: The Hare’s time in Barbados and the Caribbean
Chapter 8: Devoted to exploring the influence and existence of African cultures in South
Carolina, similar to their cultural influence in Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, etc.
Sean M. Kelley (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2000) is senior lecturer in history at the University
of Essex. He is the author of Los Brazos de Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 18211865 (Louisiana State University Press, 2010).
“An important book that not only shows how the slave trade operated, but also provides a clearer
picture of the victims' origins, language, and methods of survival.” --Kirkus Reviews
“Sean Kelley uses a single voyage to re-create the experience of the slave trade for the 200 or so
blacks and whites directly affected by this transatlantic venture on a small sloop. Incredibly, in this
intensive study of the Hare, Kelley is able to keep the big picture and the context clear on every page.
A wide range of readers will draw on this book, as it is one of the very few successful microhistories in
any field.” --David Eltis, Emory University
“Sean Kelley successfully explores a single ship and its forced migration of Africans to South Carolina
as a means to understand slavery and the reduction of Africans to a life of bondage in North America.
The book adds to the tradition of works that attempt to break the silence about the individual lived
experiences of ‘slaves’ who came from Africa. The scholarship here is impeccable.” --Paul Lovejoy,
York University
The Archaeology of Sanitation
in Roman Italy
Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems
Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow
Publication Date: April 6, 2015
Description: 312 pages, 64 halftones, 36 drawings, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
• Explores how the world of bathrooms and sewers offers insight
to Roman urban planning and development, sanitation, hygiene, and public health
Analyzes archaeological records, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literary
records to gain understanding of the Romans’ sewer engineering, beliefs about health,
and social customs surrounding public relief stations
Focuses on the historical Italian cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome
Examines the divisions between what is “public” and “private” for Romans
Challenges common perceptions of the Romans’ tolerance for filth in their cities and their
attitudes toward private bathroom practices
Includes examples from western and eastern cultures, biblical times, and the present
day to discuss the complexity of sanitary customs around the world and over time
For Further Exploration:
Chapter 1: specific urban case studies
Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1986) is an associate professor of
Classical Studies at Brandeis. Her previous publications include articles in the Papers of the
British School in Rome (Cambridge University Press) and BABESCH: Annual Papers on
Mediterranean Archaeology.
"[A]. . . passionate account of the toilets and sewers of Roman Italy." -- Times Literary
“Invaluable. . . . A thoughtful investigation of an essential aspect of Roman civilization. Highly
recommended.” -- Library Journal
“Like all the best ancient history, [this book] provides rigorous engagement with our own
assumptions about then and about now.” -- The Spectator
When Sun Meets Moon
Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry
Author: Scott Kugle
Publication Date: June 29, 2016
Description: Approximately 336 pages, 6 halftones, 3 maps
Key Points:
Explores the lives and verse of two Urdu poets who lived in the
Deccan region of South-Central India during the era of prosperity in
the 18th century
Features Mah Laqa Bai Chanda, a Shi’i woman known as “Moon,” who was a dancing
courtesan who transposed her seduction of men into the pursuit of mystical love
Also features Shah Siraj Awrangabadi, a Sunni man known as “Sun,” who gave up sexual
relationships for a calling of personal holiness
Explores the commonalities between Sufism and Shiism through their poetry and religious
Analyzes the Urdu language of the ghazal, which often fuses a spiritual quest with erotic
imagery, to show the complexity of gender and sexuality in South Asian Islamic culture
Discusses how their poetry defied the restrictions of traditional gender roles and inequality
common in their patriarchal societies and conventional Islam
Illustrates how Muslims of both genders engaged the performing arts, such as Qawwali or
Thumri song and Kathak dance, for social, political, aesthetic and devotional aims
Includes Kugle’s translations of Urdu and Persian poetry, published for the first time in English
South Asian English reprint rights to Orient BlackSwan Private Ltd., India (2016)
Scott Kugle (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994) is an associate professor at Emory University. His
previous books include Sufis and Saints’ Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality and Sacred Power in Islamic
Culture (University of North Carolina, 2007), and Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and
Transgender Muslims (New York University Press, 2013).
"Lively, engaging, and lucid, When Sun Meets Moon is a jewel of a book that enables a rethinking of
normative understandings of the relationship between gender, sexuality and spirituality. Combining a
sharp set of analytical insights with a finely honed and fragrant presentation of Sufi aesthetics, this
transformative book foregrounds the humanity of these historical poets and displays Scott Kugle's
sheer love of Urdu poetry and culture." --Sa'diyya Shaikh, University of Cape Town
Us versus Them
The United States, Radical Islam,
and the Rise of the Green Threat
Author: Douglas Little
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Description: Approximately 304 pages, 4 maps, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Examines the modern political and cultural consequences of the Cold
War perpetuated “us versus them” ideology
Traces the “other” from the “brown threat” of fascism, the “red threat” of communism, and the
“yellow menace” of the Chinese Revolution in the 1960’s to the “green threat” of Islam from the
late 1980’s to present day
Reveals the U.S. government’s attempts to contain “them” in the Middle East through covert CIA
action, from encouraging anti-Nasser dissidents, to bankrolling anti-Saddam insurgents, to
arming anti-Soviet guerrillas
Discusses Islamophobia as a result of the “us versus them” thinking, despite the collapse of the
Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War
Analyzes U.S. policy from Desert Storm to ISUL
For Further Exploration:
• Chapter 2: George H.W. Bush’s diplomacy during the end of the Cold War
• Chapter 3: Bill Clinton’s involvement with the Middle East
• Chapter 4: George W. Bush’s excessive containment strategies and his “war on terror”
• Chapter 5: Barak Obama’s diplomacy following Bush’s “war on terror”
• Chapter 6: discusses Islamophobia
Douglas Little (Ph.D., Cornell University, 1978) is the Robert and Virginia Scotland Professor of
History and International Relations at Clark University. His previous publications include: American
Orientalism: the United States and the Middle East since 1945 (University of North Carolina Press,
2002, also published in Arabic and Italian).
“Us versus Them is a marvelous read on a hot topic. With crisp and witty prose, the book is by
far the liveliest read in its field, and Little demonstrates a mastery of sources with the sure hand
of a mature historian who knows not only the topic of U.S. relations with the Middle East, but
also the broad sweep of U.S. history. No book presently on the market commands the strengths
of Us versus Them.”--Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut
Defiant Braceros
How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and
Political Freedom
Author: Mireya Loza
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Description: Approximately 256 pages, 14 halftones, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Carefully differentiates between the experiences of Spanish-speaking guest workers and the
many Mixtec, Zapotex, Purhepecha, and Mayan laborers
Incorporates into one study the braceros’ transnational union organizing efforts, the sexual
economies of both gay and straight workers, and the ethno-racial boundaries among Mexican
indigenous workers
Gives historical context to the lived experience of the original Mexican guest workers and, in so
doing, illuminates contemporary debates around immigration reform in the U.S.
Further Exploration
Chapter 1: History of Mexican indigenous migration and the guest worker program – a program
still relied on heavily by Canada (the UK and Germany also still rely on guest workers from other
areas of the world)
Chapter 2: Histories of migration and sexuality, specifically outlining the key role that Mexico
played in the Bracero Program, which was later replicated by the United Arab Emirates in its
guest worker program
Mireya Loza (Ph.D., Brown University, 2011) is assistant professor of history at University of Illinois at
“Defiant Workers is an accessible, original, and deeply researched analysis of the Bracero Program,
written by the most accomplished oral historian of braceros in the United States and Mexico. Loza
builds upon, and goes well beyond, recent studies, advancing a portrayal of braceros as “deviants” who
pushed against expectations and challenged the governmental logic surrounding the program from the
1940s into the early twenty-first century. This is the best book written on the topic.” --Stephen Pitti, Yale
American Studies Encounters the Middle East
Editors: Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Description: Approximately 320 pages, 3 halftones, notes
Key Points:
Analyzes Arab-American relations by looking at the War on Terror,
pop culture, and the influence of the American hegemony in a time of
Explores how cultural forms circulate transnationally and are shaped by, and contribute to,
international geopolitical context
Focuses on the cultural politics of the U.S. engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Traces the evolution of the U.S.-Arab encounter from the American Century to the Arab Spring
Further Exploration
Features prominent and emerging scholars based in both the United States and the Middle East
Essays model new methodological and topical approaches for scholars in American studies
seeking to produce transnational scholarship in the field
Chapter 2: Diabolical Enterprises and Abominable Superstitions: Islam and the
Conceptualization of Finance in Early American Literature, by Adam Waterman
Chapter 3: Salim the Algerine: The Muslim who Strayed into Colonial Virginia, by Judith Tucker
Chapter 4: Race and Blackness in Moroccan Rap: Voicing Local Experiences of Marginality, by
Christina Moreno Almeida
Alex Lubin is a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and author of
Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary.
Marwan Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics, and Culture at the Annenberg
School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
"Exciting in its scope and with an impressive list of contributors, American Studies Encounters the
Middle East is a genuinely transnational work, one that promises to change the ways we think about
global power, cultural borders, and political identity on a broad scale."--Amy Kaplan, University of
The Logic of Compromise in Mexico
How the Countryside Was Key
to the Emergence of Authoritarianism
Author: Gladys McCormick
Publication Date: April 11, 2016
Description: Approximately 288 pages, 1 map, notes, bibliography,
Key Points:
Studies how the Mexican countryside played into the making of the
long-ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), by focusing on
political economy and cultural analysis from 1935 to 1965
Demonstrates how the PRI exploited their rural support by using the countryside to test and
refine instruments of control, including the regulation of protest, manipulation of collective
memories, and selective application of violence against critics
Uses the lives of three peasant leaders and brothers, Rubén, Porfirio, and Antonio Jaramillo as
examples of peasant activism, disillusionment, and compromise under the PRI
Examines the large-scale sugar cooperatives in Morelos and Puebla, two major agricultural
regions that reflect events across the nation
Relates Mexico to the expanding academic dialogue on Latin America and topics such as
political violence, gender analysis, politics of modernization, and collective memory.
Utilizes recently declassified secret police materials that may soon be restricted again
Further Exploration
Chapter 1: new economic history of agrarian reform and capitalism in the 1920s and 1930s
Chapter 2: populism and the formative presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas in the 1930s
Chapter 3: corruption in the 1940s and 1950s
Chapter 5: first history of the secret police’s activities in rural Mexico
Chapter 7: information revealed in secret police files and extensive oral histories
Gladys McCormick (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009) is an assistant professor at
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ Department of History.
"A truly groundbreaking quest for answers about the enduring power of the PRI, The Logic of
Compromise in Mexico is an engaging foray into the key role of rural land relations and peasantry.
Gladys McCormick's argument is innovative, bold, and well-supported, and rarely have I seen such a
well-conceived and thoughtful analysis of oral interviews." -- Susan M. Gauss, University at Albany,
Your Health, Your Decisions
How to Work with Your Doctor to Become a
Knowledge-Powered Patient
Author: Robert Alan McNutt, M.D.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Description: Approximately 192 pages, 5 halftones, 3 tables, notes,
Key Points:
Applies a universal approach to making medical decisions
Useful for patients in any country or health system
Empowers patients to ask critical questions of their physicians as they take a stronger hand in
their own care
Provides a clear explanation of the statistics behind clinical trials
Written by a doctor who counsels patients as they face medical decisions
Includes specific scenarios that commonly baffle patients
Helps patients understand their options and the tools available for assessing the risks and
benefits of different treatments
Notes from the Author:
Part 1: My Medical Decision Making Journey
Part 2: Reasons Why Patients Must Be the Primary Decision Maker
Part 3: Understanding Medical Studies and Evidence
Part 4: Using the Math of Medical Decision Making
Part 5: Patients Making Decisions and Examples of Patients Making Choices
Part 6: How to Find Medical Evidence
Part 7: Working with Your Physician to Make Your Own Choices
Audio rights to Blackstone Audio (2016)
Robert Alan McNutt, M.D., is the Chief of the Section on Patient Safety Research at Rush University
Medical Center, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“This excellent book explains medical decisions--often life and death--in powerful but personal ways.
Your Health, Your Decisions is both very engaging and necessary.” --Ross Koppel, co-editor of First,
Do Less Harm: Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety
The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy
Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR
Author: Chris Miller
Publication Date: December 2, 2016
Description: Approximately 256 pages, 11 charts, 1 table, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Uses documents from the Politburo, the Council of Ministers, the state bank, economic research
institutes, and Gorbachev and his top aide that have never before been used by scholars
studying the Soviet economy
Settles long-standing economic debates about Gorbachev and the perestroika period
Reveals how intimately connected the Soviet planned economy was to political decisions made
at the top level of the Soviet Communist party
Further Exploration
Uses never-before studies sources on Soviet economics and politics during the 1980s to
examine the Soviet Union’s failed economic reform in the context of China’s successful
transition from a communist economy to state-managed, authoritarian capitalism
Extensively discusses Tiananmen Square actions
Chris Miller (Ph.D., Yale University, 2015) is Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in
Grand Strategy at Yale University.
“The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy is full of careful research into a question often heard
throughout the former USSR and among professional Russia-watchers in the West: was a "Chinese"
path open to the USSR, and if so, why was it not followed? While there are plenty of works on
Gorbachev and Perestroika, none tackle the intellectual and political debates surrounding economic
reform the way Miller does in this book. Miller’s innovative outlook shows us how the history of reform in
the late Soviet Union is entangled with the broader story of contemporary economic transformation in
China and beyond.” --Artemy M. Kalinovsky, University of Amsterdam
The Rise of the Arab American Left
Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against
Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s
Author: Pamela Pennock
Publication Date: Spring 2017
Description: Approximately 320 pages, 10 halftones, notes,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Uncovers stories of Arab Americans’ political organizing and
their attempts to form coalitions with other marginalized groups in the 1960s-1980, and is the
only book-length study to do so
Based on new archival and interview evidence
Examines Arab Americans’ advocacy of Palestine and of their own civil rights in the context of
other American movements seeking social justice and power
Integrates Arab American history with the history of other, more familiar American social and
political movements, appealing to a wider range of people interested in social change and
minority movements
Pamela E. Pennock (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002) Associate Professor of History at the
University of Michigan-Dearborn. She specializes in recent social and political American history and
teaches classes on 20th century U.S. history. She is the author of Advertising Sin and Sickness: The
Politics of Alcohol and Tobacco Marketing, 1950-1990 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2007).
A History
Author: Rod Phillips
Publication Date: October 13, 2014
Description: 384 pages, notes, bibliography, index
2014 Gourmand Awards, Drinks, USA Winner and world finalist
Key Points:
A global survey of alcohol’s cultural and economic history, from 7,000
BC to the present
Studies patterns of consumption, production, trade, regulation, and
attitudes towards drinking and drunkenness
Highlights the tension between alcohol’s status as a dietary staple and as objects of social,
political, and religious anxiety
Analyzes how alcohol has been more regulated by governmental and religious authorities than
any other commodity, despite its practical value throughout history
Illuminates how alcohol created volatile social boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable
consumption in different cultures
Explores attitudes toward drinking through a range of perspectives including gender, class,
religion, and medicine
Explains the meanings and effects of alcohol from global and long-term perspectives
Concludes that some societies have entered a “post-alcohol” phase
Considers Western Europe, the Americas, Russia, Asia, and Africa
Each chapter focuses on a period in alcohol’s history
Simplified Chinese rights to Truth & Wisdom Press (2016)
South Asian rights to Speaking Tiger Press, India (2016)
Turkish rights to Maya Kitap (2015)
Croatian rights to Algoritam d.o.o. (2015)
French rights to Presses de l'Universite Laval (2014)
Korean rights to Yeonamsoga (2014)
Book club rights to History Book Club (2014)
Rod Phillips (Ph.D., University of Oxford, 1976) is a professor of history at Carleton University in
Ottawa, and the author of many books on social history and the history of wine. His previous
publications include A Short History of Wine (Penguin Books, 2000, also published in German, Dutch,
Korean, Portuguese, and Russian).
“An ambitious book, which succeeds at least in part because of Phillips’s elegant style and his nose for
recurring themes.” --Times Literary Supplement
Research to Revenue
A Practical Guide to University Start-Ups
Author: Don Rose, Cam Patterson
Publication Date: January 15, 2016
Description: Approximately 320 pages, 29 tables, notes, appendix,
Key Points:
Explains the importance of transforming research owned by
universities into market-ready products, in their ability to generate revenue and jobs, enhance
faculty recruitment and retention, and help solve social or technological problems
Describes the process of translating research to revenue through not only a thorough, processoriented, and practical set of guidelines, but also through mistakes to avoid
Details the components of a successful startup, business aspects unique to startups, steps of
building and managing them, and how to foster and maintain startups at a university
Targets university administrators, tech-transfer officers, faculty and staff working in labs and
research facilities, and venture capitalists unfamiliar with university structures
Explains topics such as intellectual property rights, fundraising, and business models
For Further Exploration:
• Chapter 3: contains a table showing the key steps to a startup
• Chapter 4: specific case studies
• Chapter 5: discusses stakeholders
Don Rose (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988) is the director of Carolina Kickstart
at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, and adjunct professor for healthcare
innovation at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Cam Patterson (M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, 1989) is the Ernest and Hazel Craige
Distinguished Professor of cardiovascular medicine and assistant dean of Health Care
Entrepreneurship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"Well-crafted, readable, and quite interesting, this practical primer will guide university inventorentrepreneurs in navigating the start-up process from disclosure through firm formation and fund
raising." -- Martin Kenney, University of California at Davis
Kīkā Kila
How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed
the Sound of Modern Music
Author: John Troutman
Publication Date: May 16, 2016
Description: Approximately 360 pages, 15 color plates, 51
Key Points:
Introduces the artists, songs, traditions, and defining moments
of the kīkā kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar
Traces its origins, from early 19th century, in the encounter between native Hawaiians and
foreign merchants to its revolutionary influence on American music traditions such as country,
blues, hillbilly, jazz and Cajun
Shows how the kīkā kila was key to revitalizing indigenous Hawaiians’ self-determination
against settlers wishing to claim Hawaiian lands and traditions
Chronicles steel guitar’s travels through East and South Asia, and West and Central Europe
Describes the influence of the steel guitar on musicians, including B.B. King, Bing Crosby, Louis
Armstrong, Debashish Bhattacharya, Tau Moe, Jimmie Rodgers, Freddie Tavares (designer of
the Fender Stratocaster), Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Alan Akaka, and Don Ho, and many others
For Further Exploration:
• Chapter 4: travel of Hawaiian guitarists outside the United States, with a focus on Tau Moe’s
time in Germany and his influence on Indian music such as Raga and Bollywood scores
John Troutman (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004) is an assistant professor in the History
and Geography Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Troutman is an accomplished
musician, playing the kīkā kila at public performances. His previous publications include: Indian Blues:
American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).
"John W. Troutman's Kīkā Kila is a deeply researched, definitive history of the Hawaiian steel guitar, but
more than that, it is an eloquent and convincing argument for the influence and centrality of Hawaiian
music--and, in particular, Hawaiian musicians--in the broader history of American music." --Elijah Wald,
author of Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues
"Kīkā Kila is a magisterial work. John W. Troutman eloquently links the steel guitar with the arrival of
white missionaries and the dispossession of indigenous Hawaiian people from their land in the
nineteenth century. The instrument became a powerful voice for the Hawaiian people and inspired
music throughout North America in the twentieth century." --William Ferris, author of Give My Poor
Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues
Prompt and Utter Destruction
Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan
Third Edition
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
Description: 168 pages, 8 halftones, notes, appendix,
bibliography, index
Key Points:
Considered the definitive work on why the United States dropped the atomic bombs in Japan
Discusses how Truman used the bomb to end the war as soon as possible, not as a warning to
the Soviet Union
Third edition presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and new research to help make
sense of the events that ushered in the atomic age
Incorporates a decade of new research – mostly from Japanese archives only recently
made available – that sheds light on both the strategic and scientific consequences of
dropping the bomb
Japanese translation rights licensed to Sairyu-Sha, Tokyo (2008)
J. Samuel Walker, historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has published six other
books on the history of American foreign policy and the history of nuclear energy.
Praise for the Previous Edition
"So intelligent is Walker’s book, so balanced, economical, lucid, and deeply informed,
that those reading it will never again believe that the decision to drop the bomb was
uncomplicated."--Technology & Culture
"Mature, confident scholarship, this is the best synthetic study of the use of the atomic
bomb."--International History Review
"An excellent addition to the literature, particularly useful for beginning students."
--Foreign Affairs
The Art and Science of Aging Well
A Physician’s Guide to a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
Author: Mark E. Williams, M.D.
Publication Date: June 13, 2016
Description: Approximately 240 pages, 5 halftones, 3 tables
Key Points:
Provides a realistic and helpful portrait of aging and useful information
for our self-improvement and conscious evolution
Argues that accepted norms of devaluing old age exacerbates class
differences and undermines public support for social programs
Celebrates the personal and social significance of old age and our intrinsic value as human
Asserts that we can influence the quality life as we age and combat outdated “ageist” ideas
Suggests five different steps to enhancing the quality of life for those approaching old age and
for those who are caring for their elderly
Promotes preventative health rather than interpretation of symptoms
For Further Exploration:
Part 1: explanation of why we age, dispels myths about aging, and gives the views of aging
throughout history
Part 2: ways to challenge your body as you age
Part 3: ways to challenge your intellect as you age
Part 4: keeping emotional health
Part 5: nurturing your spirit
South Asian rights to Speaking Tiger Press, India (2016)
Audio rights to Tantor Audio (2016)
Mark E. Williams (M.D., University of Chapel Hill, 1976) is a national leader in the field of geriatrics. Dr.
Williams has helped shape the clinical diagnosis and treatment of elderly people in order to promote
health and independence. He’s the author of many articles, and The American Geriatric Society’s
Complete Guide to Aging and Health (Crown Publishing Group, 1995).
"I know of no other work in our field on the aging process which provides such impressive scholarship
and insight. In a work of great merit and uncommon insight, Mark Williams balances optimism with
realism, debunking negative stereotypes while providing practical ways of dealing with the losses that
accompany the aging process. This compelling, concise and informative book will be of great utility for
older and middle-aged persons who are concerned about their own aging process." -- William B.
Applegate, Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
A Failed Empire
The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
Second Edition
Author: Vladislav M. Zubok
Publication Date: September 24, 2007 with a new preface in 2009
Description: 504 pages, 12 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
• Presents a history of the Cold War from the Soviet perspective and employs recently
opened Russian archives
• Argues that Khrushchev wanted to gradually open Soviet society to the West and that
Brezhnev’s physical decline contributed to the Soviet decision to invade Afghanistan
• Argues that the USSR collapse had little to do with America and Reagan’s policies and
more to do with Gorbachev and “new thinkers”
• Includes a new preface by Zubok for the 2009 edition discussing the GeorgianRussian war and Putin’s role in the Russian government
Western interpretations of the Cold War — both realist and neoconservative — have erred by
exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness, argues Vladislav Zubok.
Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders
and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff of the twentieth
century. Using recently declassified Politburo records, ciphered telegrams, diaries, and taped
conversations, among other sources, Zubok explores the origins of the superpowers'
confrontation under Stalin, Khrushchev's contradictory and counterproductive attempts to ease
tensions, the surprising story of Brezhnev's passion for détente, and Gorbachev's destruction of
the Soviet superpower as the by-product of his hasty steps to end the Cold War and to reform the
Soviet Union. The first work in English to cover the entire Cold War from the Soviet side, A
FAILED EMPIRE provides a history different from those written by the Western victors
Vladimir M. Zubok is Associate Professor of History at Temple University. His other
publications include Anti-Americanism in Russia: From Stalin to Putin (Palgrave Macmillan,
2000) with Eric Shiraev and Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Krushchev
(Harvard University Press, 1997) with Constantine Pleshakov. Zubok was a commentator for
the CNN series "Cold War."
Licenses for A FAILED EMPIRE
Korean rights to Acanet Publishing (2016)
Chinese simplified rights to Social Science Academic Press (2012)
Audio rights to (2009)
Romanian rights to TKJ Publishing, Bucharest (2009)
Russian rights to Rosspen (2009 and now available)
Estonian rights to Tänapäev Publishers (2008)
Bulgarian rights to EMAS (2008)
Spanish rights to Editorial Critica (2007)
Polish rights to Jagiellonian University Press (2007)
Book club rights to History Book Club (2007)
A Washington Post Book World Best of 2008 selection
“A Failed Empire draw[s] on abundant new primary sources to refine our understanding of the
Cold War, turning it from a melodrama into a nuanced tragedy. . . [This] book . . . offers new
information and fresh interpretation. Zubok reveals the full extent of Stalin's brutal post-World
War II suppression of the Soviet People.” --Washington Post Book World
"A significant contribution to a field that has long been dominated by West-centric analyses
. . . . Highly recommended." --Choice
"Zubok has been prominent amongst those reassessing Soviet foreign policy through the newly
available primary sources. . . . [A Failed Empire] extends the story to the end of the Cold War and
provides an excellent overview of the whole period." --International Journal
"Ranks as the new standard work on the Soviet Union's Cold War – for scholars and students
alike. . . . An excellent combination of old and new, offering both a synthetic interpretation of
Soviet foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century and fresh new material to
reconceptualize the factors behind that policy. . . . An important book [and] a standout."
--Journal of American History
“Zubok has picked out many of the most important features and dealt with them convincingly.
The story is fluently and authoritatively told.” --The International History Review

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