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The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster

by Norman Polmar

On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's most advanced submarine was on a test dive off the New England coast when she sent a message to a support ship a thousand feet above her on the surface: experiencing...


Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy

by Frances Kiernan

A revealing portrait of the dramatic life of writer and intellectual Mary McCarthy. From her Partisan Review days to her controversial success as the author of The Group, to an epic libel battle with Lillian...


Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

by Barbara A. Perry

“An insightful portrait of this paradoxical woman.”—People In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable...


That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream

by Ellin Stein

“Dazzling.”—Hollywood Reporter Labor Day, 1969. Two recent college graduates move to New York to edit a new magazine called The National Lampoon. Over the next decade, Henry Beard and Doug Kenney, along...


Thinking about Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives

by Donileen R. Loseke

The new second edition of this distinctive and widely adopted textbook brings into the classroom an overview of how images of social problems can shape not only public policy and social services, but also the...


Carolina Piedmont Country

by John M. Coggeshall

For over a century cotton production influenced the folklife of the Carolina Piedmont. In the wake of the reconstruction in the 1870s the Piedmont sprouted a number of industrial towns whose cotton mills utilized...


From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall

by Marian Filar & Charles Patterson

Before the Nazis sent members of the Filar family to Treblinka, these were the last words Marian Filar's mother said to him: "I bless you. You'll survive this horror. You'll become a great pianist, and I'll...


Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South

by Jeffrey Melnick

An analysis of the Leo Frank case as a measure of the complexities characterizing the relationship between African Americans and Jews in America

In 1915 Leo Frank, a Northern Jew, was lynched in Georgia. He...


Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

by Michael Ann Williams

The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions...


Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctorâ??s Civil Rights Struggle

by Gilbert R. Mason M. D. & James Patterson Smith

This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court...


Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands: A Comprehensive Guide

by George R. Zug

The Pacific is not only the world's largest body of water; its vast expanse also includes an extraordinary number and diversity of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos...


Civil War Mississippi: A Guide

by Michael B. Ballard

In the Civil War Mississippi experienced a protracted and devastating invasion, and Confederate and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and many other sites...


Origins of Form: The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change

by Christopher Williams

Origins of Form will make readers—especially those who design and build—aware of their physical environment. Williams' practical, no-nonsense approach and his exquisite drawings provide a clear understanding...


The Ultimate Guide to Classic Game Consoles

by Kevin Baker

The ultimate guide to retro game consoles, an ideal reference for collectors and enthusiasts..

Write ups, specs and pictures of over 85 collectible consoles and variant models from 1972 to 2000. From the Magnavox...


Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place

by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association & Indiana Landmarks

The work of T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, Otto Stark, and Richard Gruelle, known collectively as the Hoosier Group, established plein air ("in the open air") painting as a major art form in...


Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

by Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome

Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and...


Feminist, Queer, Crip

by Alison Kafer

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory...


Imperial Medicine: Patrick Manson and the Conquest of Tropical Disease

by Douglas M. Haynes

"Imperial Medicine . . . effectively situates Manson in two very different professional and political locations—China and London—and makes informative connections between the filarial and malarial stages...


Love Cemetery

by China Galland

By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there,...


Père Marie-Benoît and Jewish Rescue: How a French Priest Together with Jewish Friends Saved Thousands during the Holocaust

by Susan Zuccotti

Susan Zuccotti narrates the life and work of Père Marie-Benoît, a courageous French Capuchin priest who risked everything to hide Jews in France and Italy during the Holocaust. Who was this extraordinary priest...