Spring 2001 Book List
Edited by Laurele Riippa. Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Charles Hix, Julia Moberg, Karole Riippa and Bella Stander. -- 1/22/01
History | Contemporary Affairs
Reprints: The Trial of Levi Weeks (Mar., $15.95) by Estelle Fox Klieger; The Five Weeks of Giuseppe Zangara (July, $16.95) by Blaise Picchi.
ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
Neeluk, an Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships (May; $11.95, cloth $18.95) by Frances Kittredge remembers Inupiat life before the 1918 flu epidemic that decimated a generation of Alaskan elders.
Reprint: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus (Mar., $14) by Thomas Cahill.
Reprint: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: A Journey to Hawaii Then and Now (May, $15) by Thurston Clarke.
Iron Age Britain (Apr., $24.95) by Barry Cunufee examines this period of social and economic upheaval.
Reprint: Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (May, $14) by Gene Kranz.
Europe and Islam (July, $26.95) by Franco Cardini emphasizes that even the Islam of the Mediterranean is not homogenous.
JOHN F. BLAIR
In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee (Mar., $12.95) by Clint Johnson follows the Confederate general from birth to death.
The Best of Wings Magazine (July, $24.95) by Walter J. Boyne collects the author's stories published in the aviation magazine.
Dogs at War: True Stories of Canine Courage Under Fire (Aug., $16.95) by Amy Wilenski celebrates the bravery of dogs in military conflicts around the world.
Encyclopedia of Assassinations (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $45) by Carl Sifakis itemizes the circumstances of more than 400 assassinations and acts of politically motivated violence.
Atlas of African-American History (July) by James Ciment; ...Hispanic-American History (July) by George Ochoa and ...Asian-American History (July, $24.95 each) by Monique Avakian are overviews of America's diverse cultural landscape.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Reprint: My Attainment of the North Pole (Apr., $22.95) by Frederick A. Cook.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Triangle Fire (Mar., $TBA) by Leon Stein is a new examination into the 1911 conflagration in New York City that killed 146 within minutes.
My Day: The Best of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns, 1936-1962 (Mar., $16), edited by David Emblidge, anthologizes some of her notable writings.
IVAN R. DEE
British Chimney Sweeps: Five Centuries of Chimney Sweeping (Apr., $16.95) by Benita Cullingford is an illustrated history of this elevated occupation; a New Amsterdam Book.
Reprints: The Greatest Generation (May, $12.95) and The Greatest Generation Speaks (July, $12.95) by Tom Brokaw. 200,000 each first printing.
History of the American Steam Fire Engine (Apr., $12.95) by William T. King collects more than 100 illustrations and descriptions of 70 antique vehicles from the early 1800s to the century's close.
Picture History of British Ocean Liners, 1900 to the Present (July, $16.95) by William H. Miller Jr. looks at majestic ships.
My Heart Toward Home: Letters of a Family During the Civil War (Mar., $19.95), edited by Georgeanna Woolsey Bacon and Eliza Woolsey Howland, reveals the experiences of one upper-class New York City family of eight, all serving the Union cause.
Gettysburg and the Christian Commission (Aug., $13.95), edited by Daniel J. Hoisington, recounts how hundreds of relief workers from the U.S. Christian Commission cared for wounded and dying after the famous battle.
FARRAR, STRAUS &GIROUX
Reprint: Blood of the Liberals (Aug., $14) by George Packer.
Reprint: The Minutemen and Their World, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition (Apr., $13) by Robert A. Gross.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Reprint: Mountain City (June, $12) by Gregory Martin.
GARRETT COUNTY PRESS
Little Tenement on the Volga (Mar., $12.95) by C.S. Walton addresses the aftermath of economic and political reform among residents of Samaran communal flats in post-Soviet Union.
GLOBE PEQUOT/TWO DOT
It Happened in Yellowstone (Apr., $9.95) by Erin H. Turner records two dozen events in the park's history.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe (Mar.; $14.95, cloth $29.95) by Steven Ozment portrays premodern family relations as not greatly different from the later family of high industry.
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (Mar., $15.95) by Walter Johnson journeys within the human drama of the New Orleans slave market.
The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum (June; $19.95, cloth $45) by James W. Cook assesses the tastes, concerns and prejudices of America's first mass audiences.
Reprints: Day of Infamy: The Best-Selling Classic Recreation of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor (May, $14) by Walter Lord; NYPD: A City and Its Police (Aug., $15) by James Lardner and Thomas Reppetto.
The Templars and the Assassins: The Militia of Heaven (May, $16.95) by James Wasserman examines the interactions of the Christian Knights Templar and their Muslim counterparts, the Assassins and the profound changes in Western society that resulted. 20,000 first printing.
Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution (June, $15) by Manuel Plana is part of the concise Illustrated History series.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Jews in America: A Cartoon History (June, $19.95) by David Gantz. A comic book format is used for this Mad Magazine artist's graphic chronicle.
Eye of the Blackbird: A Story of Gold and the American West (June, $17.50) by Holly Skinner. The female prospector has written a history of those who came to the gold camps in the West before her.
The History Channel History Guides: The Life of Eva Peron (July) and ...The Plunders of Genghis Khan (July, $9.99 each) by Gordon Theisen are companion volumes. Ad/promo.
FRANCES LINCOLN (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Viking World (June, $29.95) by James Graham-Campbell. Recent archeological research depicts Vikings' culture and the harsh but beautiful world they inhabited.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Sleuthing C.S. Lewis: More Light in the Shadowlands (June, $28) by Kathryn Lindskoog asserts that Lewis's posthumous books are at least partly forged.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
Keeping Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories (May; $19.95, cloth $29.95), edited by Anton Treuer, tells traditional stories and personal histories with English translations on facing pages.
Arctic Superstars (Mar., $19.95) by William Lowell Putnam traces the lives and journeys of Civil War veterans Adolphus Washington Greely and George Wallace Melville who explored the Arctic in the 1880s.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Bandits at Sea: A Pirate's Reader (Mar., $24.95), edited by C.R. Pennell, corrects misconceptions about pirate life.
Reprints: The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 (June, $24.95) by Roald Amundsen; Gotham Unbound: How New York City Was Liberated from the Grip of Organized Crime (June, $18.95) by James B. Jacobs.
Reprint: The Search for the Panchen Lama (June, $14.95) by Isabel Hilton.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: River Pigs and Cayuses: Oral Histories from the Pacific Northwest (June, $17.95) by Ron Strickland.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Apr., $19.95) by David M. Kennedy.
Reprints: The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (July, $14) by Angela Bourke; The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon (Aug., $16) by Anthony Summers. 50,000 first printing.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution (Mar., $19.95) by Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt is a new history with companion CD-ROM.
Reprint: The Terrible Hours: The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History (Mar., $14) by Peter Maas. 150,000 first printing; From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (June, $20) by Jacques Barzun. 150,000 first printing.
Reprint: What They Didn't Teach You About the American Revolution (July, $17.95) by Mike Wright.
Student Resistance (Mar., $19.99) by Mark Edelman Boren is an international history of student activism covering 500 years of unrest. Advertising.
Reprint: Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History (Mar., $17.95) by David Allyn.
Muscle Beach (Mar., $16.95) by Marla Matzer Rose focuses on this conspicuous patch of California sand.
Talking with Harry: Candid Conversations with President Harry S. Truman (Mar., $22.95), edited by Ralph E. Weber, collects transcripts of taped conversations with the former president in 1959. Ad/promo.
SERIF (dist. by Interlink)
Nine Lives: Ethnic Conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian Borderlands (Mar., $14.95) by Waldemar Lotnik with Julian Preece notes the parallels between bloody ethnic warfare during WWII and the more recent conflicts in the Balkans.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS
Reprints: Home on the Road: The Motor Home in America (Mar., $16.95) by Roger White; Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America (Mar., $16.95) by Alison J. Clarke.
Reprint: Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan and Jacobean Times (Mar., $19.95), edited by R.E. Pritchard.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Mar., $22.95) by Sam Wineburg disputes the notion that there is one true history and one best way to teach it, and instead focuses on the relationship between people and events.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Hill Country Backroads: Showing the Way in Comal County (Apr., $17.95) by Laurie E. Jasinski recalls how the author's grandfather made the area accessible to tourists.
TV BOOKS (dist. by HarperCollins)
Loyalists: War and Peace in Northern Ireland (Mar., $16) by Peter Taylor offers an inside account of the paramilitaries. Advertising.
The World at War: The Classic History of World War II (June, $16) by Mark Arnold Foster blends interviews with soldiers and citizens into the chronicle.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses (May, $15) by N l Annan commemorates Oxford and Cambridge dons with all their renowned peculiarities.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Reprint: "Right or Wrong, God Judge Me": The Writings of John Wilkes Booth (Mar., $15.95), edited by John Rhodehamel and Louise Taper.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Home Before Morning: The Story of an American Nurse in Vietnam (June, $18.95) by Lynda Van Devanter delineates the Vietnam War through the observations of an Army nurse.
Univ. of North Carolina Press
Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940 (June; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Mary A. Renda uses documents of the time, including plays, novels and travelogues, to delve into the significance of the first U.S. military seizure of Haiti.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Biblical and Pagan Societies (June, $19.95) and ...The Middle Ages (June, $24.95), edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark, are fourth and fifth in the projected six-volume series.
Reprint: The Negro (May, $14.95) by W.E.B. DuBois.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
American Originals (Mar., $17.95) by Stacey Bredhoff. Reproductions of momentous U.S. government documents include Harriet Tubman's pension claim for service during the Civil War and Nixon's letter resigning the presidency; published with the National Archives.
UNIV. PRESS OF VIRGINIA
Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardente (Mar., $16.95) by Sara Nalle relates how a Spanish inquisitor invoked the insanity defense.
George Washington Reconsidered (Apr., $TBA) by Donald Higginbotham is a reassessment.
WELCOME RAIN PUBLISHERS
The Russian Chronicles (May, $28.95) by N. Stone and D. Obolensky employs atypical source material, such as etchings and folk songs, to tell an illustrated story of Russia.
Chronicles of the Wars of the Roses (May, $28.95), edited by Elizabeth Hallam, uses the historic words of clerics and nobles to recall the gory conflicts.
Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History (Mar., $18.95) by Piotr O. Scholz describes the duties and daily lives of these anatomically altered boys.
Reprint: A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents (Aug., $16.95) by James M. Perry.
Brooklyn: A State of Mind (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $29.95), edited by Michael Robbins, amasses more than 100 original articles and 400 illustrations in this valentine to the famous borough.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World (Mar.; $15.95, cloth $35) by John Larner views Polo as a key figure in the development of European overseas expansion.
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (Mar., $14.95) by Ahmed Rashid elucidates the Taliban's rise to power and its global impact.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Drug War Heresies (July; $24.95, cloth $69.95) by Robert J. MacCoun and Peter Reuter considers education, treatment and legalization as solutions to America's drug problem.
Reprint: How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy and Found Inner Peace (Aug., $TBA) by Harry Stein.
DUCKWORTH (dist. by IPM)
Loot, Legitimacy and Ownership: The Ethical Crisis in Archaeology (Apr., $16.95) by Colin Renfrew charges that people are looting antiquities and getting away with it.
Reprint: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (May, $14) by Anthony Bourdain. 100,000 first printing.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment (Apr., $24) by Christopher D. Marshall notes what the New Testament has to say about capital punishment and other issues.
Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention (Mar., $22) by James C. Peterson reviews the challenges of rapidly developing technologies.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Reprint: Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (Apr., $18) by Andres Duany et al.
Reprint: The Whistle-Blower of Dimona: Israel, Vanunu, and the Bomb (May, $18.95) by Y l Cohen.
Reprint: Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood (May, $15) by Orville Schell.
LOST COAST PRESS
From the Mouths of Babes: The Criminal Trial of a Sunday School Teacher (Mar., $16.95) by Paul Grey assesses a case of alleged child sexual abuse and the impact on the accused.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
Minnesota, Real &Imagined (Mar., $14.95), edited by Stephen R. Graubard, contains 13 essays attesting to the state's unique qualities. Advertising.
Chain Reaction: A Call to a Compassionate Revolution (Apr., $13.99) by Darrell Scott with Steve Rabey. The father of a Columbine shooting victim launches his crusade to change the world.
Reprint: Police Brutality: An Anthology (May, $14.95), edited by Jill Nelson.
Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty (Apr., $17) by Antoinette Bosco makes a case against capital punishment. Ad/promo.
Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids (June, $13) by James Vollbracht proposes ways to make our society more supportive. 8-city author tour.
Reprint: Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal (June, $14) by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.
Reprint: Death Blossoms (Mar., $12) by Mumia Abu-Jamal.
PLUTO PRESS (dist. by Stylus)
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan (May, $27.50) by Michael Griffin chronicles the rise of this powerful group.
Reprint: States of Mind: A Search for Faith, Hope, Inspiration, Harmony, Unity, Friendship, Love, Pride, Wisdom, Honor, Comfort, Joy, Bliss, Freedom, Justice, Glory, Triumph, and Truth or Consequences in America (Apr., $13.95) by Brad Herzog.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Evil D sn't Live Here: Posters of the Bosnian War (May, $25) by Daoud Sarhandi and Alina Boboc reproduces more than 150 visual messages of hope and hate.
YELL-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American (Aug., $13) by Vickie Nam reveals the complex realities of life as a young Asian-American woman. 50,000 first printing.
Europe in the New Century: Visions of an Emerging Superpower (Mar., $16.95), edited by Robert J. Guttman, takes a look at the future of a new global giant.
Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy (Mar., $12.95) by John L. Hirsch traces the country's downward spiral over three decades of collapse.
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era (Apr., $16.95) by Jeremy Leggett discloses bad science and propaganda produced by big oil and U.S. government.
Never a Dull Moment: Teaching and the Art of Performance (June, $16.95) by Jyl Lynn Felman invites readers to watch a teacher at work in the classroom.
Reprints: Obscene Profits (Apr., $17.95) by Frederick S. Lane; Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium (May, $15.95) by Paul Levinson.
Life in the Air: Surviving the New Culture of Air Travel (Mar., $19.95) by Mark Gottdiener takes on jet lag, flight delays, air rage and bad food.
SCARECROW PRESS (dist. by NBN)
Choosing Excellence: "Good Enough" Schools Are Not Good Enough (Apr., $15.95) by John Merrow evaluates schools.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Censored 2001: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories (Apr., $17.95) by Peter Phillips and Project Censored covers both ignored news stories and unworthy stories that took up valuable press time.
The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Life in the Balance (May, $6.95) by Amnesty International asserts that a new trial of this convicted cop-killer is necessary for justice to be served.
Reprint: Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future (June, $16) by Jim Motavalli.
SPCK (dist. by IPM)
The Path and the Peacemakers (June, $12.95) by David Miller offers new insights into terrorist insurgents and Christian groups they have encountered.
Reprint: The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children (Apr., $14.95) by Carol Simontacchi.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Tunnel Kids (Apr.; $17.95, cloth $45) by Lawrence Taylor and Maeve Hickey depicts children growing up beneath the streets on the U.S.-Mexico border.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (Mar.; $16.95, cloth $34.95) by Keith Wailoo views the treatment of sickle cell anemia through the aperture of race relations.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest (May, $19.95) by Carl Abbot reports how Portland became a model of American urban planning; due the same month is Greater Boston: Adapting Regional Traditions to the Present ($19.95) by Sam Bass Warner Jr.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Remembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora (June; $24.95, cloth $50), edited by Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, gathers testimonies from more than 100 perspectives.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $50) by Peter F. Murphy argues that men are trapped by language relating sexuality to war, machinery, sports and work.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Interviews with Edward W. Said (June; $18, cloth $46), edited by Amritjit Singh and Bruce G. Johnson, collects nearly 30 years of discussions.
Underground (Apr., $14) by Haruki Murakami documents the Tokyo subway's gas attack and warns that it could happen anywhere. Advertising.
Karmapa of Tibet: The Politics of Reincarnation (June, $16.95) by Lea Terhune portrays the young man likely to play a key role in the future of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.
History | Contemporary Affairs
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