Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Near the end of each year, I have the pleasure of meeting with lots of university press reps so they can show me their Spring catalogs for the next year, indicating their forthcoming lead trade titles as well as some mid-list treats they feel sure LJ‘s readers will find compelling.iowa 171x300 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming in Spring 2013 from these publishers.

Since the meetings usually follow right after each other, pretty soon I find that I’m noting patterns and themes emerging across the catalogs.

So here are pairs and threesomes that seemed to form themselves from the academic Spring 2013 catalogs that came to me via press appointments. (There is one ringer included from 2012.)

Like all pairs and threesomes, some of these groupings are more formal than others! But I hope that, arranged under alphabetical theme designations, they’ll provoke curiosity and interest. (The bibliographic information comes from what each press included in its catalog; those not referencing ebooks may still intend to publish in that format.)

Happy New Year!

Happy Spring!

 

2013 Anniversaries (50th-100th-150th)

Lewis, David Levering. King: A Biography. 3rd edition. Univ. of Illinois. January 2013. 504p. photogs. pap. ISBN 9780252079092. $25. ebk. ISBN 9780252094781.

Mack, Ulrich (photogs.) Kennedy in Berlin. Hirmer, dist. by Univ. of Chicago. June 2013 144p. ed. by Hans-Michael Koetzle. photogs. ISBN 9783777420202. $24.95.

gettysburg Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesCamus, Albert. Algerian Chronicles. Belknap: Harvard. May 2013. 154p. ed. by Alice Kaplan. trans. from French by Arthur Goldhammer. ISBN 9780674072589. $21.95.

Reardon, Carol & Tom Vossler. A Field Guide to Gettysburg: Experiencing the Battlefield Through Its History, Places, and People. Univ. of North Carolina. July 2013. 384p. illus. maps. ISBN 9780807835258. $22. pap. ebk. 9781469608181.

 

Beyond Audubon

alexander1 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesBurtt, Edward H. Jr. Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology. Belknap: Harvard. May 2013. 400p. illus. ISBN 9780674072558. $35.

Crossley, Richard & others. The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors. Princeton. April 2013. 288p. illus.maps. ISBN 9780691157405. $29.95.

Taylor, Marianne. Owls. Cornell Univ. 2012. 224p. photogs.  ISBN 9780801451812. $35.

 

Beyond Emancipation

onthebeat Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesBrown, Maxine Childress. On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter’s Stories of Her Black Deaf Parents. Gallaudet Univ. May 2013. 184p. photogs. ISBN 9781563685521. $29.95. ebk. 9781563685538.

Daniel, Pete. Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Famers in the Age of Civil Rights. Univ. of North Carolina. March 2013. c.336p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781469602011. $34.95.  ebk. ISBN 9781469602011.

Hager, Christopher. Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing. Harvard. February 2013. 318p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780674059863. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780674067486.

 

Biographies Aren’t Just of People, My Friendpeoplescar Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Neer, Robert M. Napalm: An American Biography. Belknap: Harvard. April 2013. 290p. photogs. ISBN 9780674073012. $29.95.

Rieger, Bernhard. The People’s Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle. Harvard. April 2013. photogs. ISBN 9780674050914. $28.95.

Veach, Michael R. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. Univ. Press of Kentucky. March 2013. 224p. photogs. ISBN 9780813141657. $24.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813141718.

 

Blues…Bluegrass…Blue Ridge

Fussell, Fred. C. with Steve Kruger (text) & Cedric N. Chatterley (photogs.)  Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina: A Guide to Music Sites, Artists, and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills. Univ. of North Carolina. April 2013. 256p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9781469608211. $20. pap. ebk. ISBN 9781469608396. With audio CD.

Henry, Murphy Hicks. Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass. Univ. of Illinois. (Music in American Life). May 2013. 456p. photogs. ISBN 978025203286. $90. pap. 9780252079177. $29.95.

Milward, John. Crossroads: How the Blues Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll (and Rock Saved the Blues). Univ. Press of New England. June 2013. 296p. illus. ISBN 9781555537449. $29.95. ebk. ISBN 9781555538231.

 

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Bell, Beverly. Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide. Cornell Univ. June 2013. 256p. photogs. ISBN 9780801452123. $59.95. pap ISBN 9780801477690. $18.95. Foreword by Edwidge Danticat.

Shapira, Harel. Waiting for Jose: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America. Princeton. May 2013. 272p. illus. ISBN 9780691152158. $27.95.

Pinto, Diana. Israel Has Moved. Harvard. February 2013. 212p. ISBN 9780674073425. $24.95.

 

Eccentric Austro-Hungarians

tesla Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesCarlson, W. Bernard. Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age. Princeton. May 2013. 520p. illus. ISBN 9780691057767. $29.95.

Stach, Reiner. Kafka: The Years of Insight. Princeton. July 2013. 816p. illus. ISBN 9780691147512. $35.

 

fine China

americasfirst1 200x300 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesCochran, Sharman & Andrew Hsieh. The Lius of Shanghai. Harvard. April 2013. 450p. photogs. maps. ISBN 9780674072596. $39.95.

Haddad, John. R. America’s First Adventure in China: Trades, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation. Temple Univ. March 2013. 274p. illus. ISBN 9781439906897. $35. ebk. available.

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McNally, John. Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction. Univ. of Iowa. March 2013. 184p. ISBN 9781609381561. $19.95. pap. ebk. ISBN 9781609381578.

Miller, Lynn C. & Lisa Lenard-Cook. Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir. Univ. of Wisconsin. March 2013. 128p. ISBN 9780299293147. Pap. $18.95. ebk. ISBN 9780299293130.

 

Health care: theory & practice

Cornell 199x300 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesHadler, Nortin M., M.D. The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care for the Sake of the Patient, Not the System. Univ. of North Carolina. April 2013. 272p. ISBN 9781469607047. $28. ebk. ISBN 9781469607054.

Kelly, James. Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU. Cornell Univ. April 2013. 240p. ISBN 9780801451683. $24.95.

 

Jewish Humoroverweight Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Cohen, Mark. Overweight Sensation The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman. Univ. Press of New England. May 2013. 320p. illus. ISBN 9781611682564. $29.95. ebk. 9781611684278.

Wisse, Ruth R. No Joke: Making Jewish Humor. Princeton. May 2013. 256p. illus. ISBN 9780691149462. $24.95.

 

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Johnson, Colin R. Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America. Temple Univ. June 2013. 264p. illus. ISBN 9781439909973. $84.50. pap. ISBN 9781439909980. $32.95. ebk. available.

Rich, B. Ruby. New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Duke Univ. March 2013. 344p. illus. ISBN 9780822354116. $94.95. pap. ISBN 9780822354284. $24.95.

Rivers, Daniel Winunwe Rivers. Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, & Their Children in the United States Since World War II. Univ. of North Carolina. May 2013. (Gender & American Culture). illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781469607184. $32.50. ebk. ISBN 0871469607191.

 

Look to the Heavens

lostart Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesHuth, John Edward. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way. Belknap: Harvard. May 2013. 520p. illus. ISBN 9780674072824. $35.

Waller, William H. The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide. Princeton. May 2013. 296p. illus. ISBN 9780691122243. $29.95.

 

male v. female

madmen Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesFairbairn, Daphne J. Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom. Princeton. May 2013. 312p. illus. ISBN 9780691141961. $27.95.

Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s. Duke Univ. March 2013. 456p. ed. by Lauren M. E. Goodlad & others. illus. ISBN 9780822354024. $99.95. pap. ISBN 9780822354185. $27.95.

 

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Gillain, Anne. Francois Truffaut: The Lost Secret. Indiana Univ. June 2013. 336p.  trans. from French by Alistair Fox. illus. ISBN 9780253008343. $85. pap. ISBN 9780253008398. $30. ebk. ISBN 9780253008459.

Golden, Eve. John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars. Univ. Press of Kentucky. April 2013. (Screen Classics). 384p. photogs. ISBN 9780813141626. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813141633.

Miller, Gabriel. William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood’s Most Celebrated Director. Univ. Press of Kentucky. July 2013. (Screen Classics) 512p. photogs. ISBN 9780813142098. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813142104.

 

Memoirs Beyond the Ordinary

Duncan Fallowell. How To Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits. Terrace: Univ. of Wisconsin. June 2013. 184p. ISBN 9780299292409. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9780299292430.

Herrmann, Doris with Michael Gaida & Theres Johl. My Life with Kangaroos: A Deaf Woman’s Remarkable Story. Gallaudet Univ. May 2013. 248p. photogs. ISBN 9781563685590. pap. $24.95. ebk. 9781563685606.

Rousso, Harilyn. Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back. Temple Univ. February 2013. 224p. ISBN 9781439909362. $24.95. pap. ISBN 9781439909379. $24.95

 

New Perspectives on American politics

HomerSImpson1 198x300 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesHomer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory. Univ. Press of Kentucky. May 2013. 264p. ed. by Joseph J. Foy & Timothy M. Dale. ISBN 9780813141473. $35. ebk. ISBN 9780813141503.

Orentlicher, David. Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch. New York Univ. March 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780814789490. $29.95. ebk. also available.

Parker, Christopher S. & Matt A. Barreto. Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton. June 2013. 264p. illus. ISBN 9780691151830. $27.95.

 

no, Not Just for Girls

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women: An Annotated Edition. Belknap: Harvard. April anne 200x300 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses2013. 540p. ed. by Daniel Shealy. illus. ISBN 9780674059719. $35.

Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic. McGill-Queens Univ. April 2013. 304p. ed. by Jane Ledwell & Jean Mitchell.  ISBN 9780773541399 $100.  pap. ISBN 9780773541405. $29.95. ebk. also available.

Williams, Jody. My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. Univ. of California. March 2013. (California Series in Public Anthropology) 347p. photogs. ISBN 9780520270251. $29.95.

 

Ordinary Lives

Kaplan, Elaine Bell. “We Live in the Shadow”: Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs. Temple Univ. June 2013. 192p. illus. ISBN 9781439907894. $79.50. pap. ISBN 9781439907900. $25.95. ebk. available.

Jayaraman, Saru. Behind the Kitchen Door. Cornell Univ. February 2013. 208p. photogs. ISBN 9780801451720. $21.95

oneplace1 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesKwilecki, Paul (photogs). One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, George. Univ. of North Carolina, in assoc. with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. April 2013. 272p. ed. by Tom Rankin & Iris Tillman Hill.  photogs. ISBN 9781469607405. $45. ebk. ISBN 9781469607436.

 

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Prokofiev, Sergey. Sergey Prokofiev: Diaries 1924–1933; Prodigal Son. Cornell Univ. January 2013. 1,152p. photogs. ISBN 9780801452109. $60.

Wescott, Glenway. A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956–1984. Univ. of Wisconsin. May 2013. c.192p. trans. from Russian & annotated by Anthony Phillips. photogs. ISBN 9780299294243. $24.95. pap. ebk ISBN 9780299294236.

 

Other People’s Mailwilliam Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

Calvino, Italo. Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941–1985. Princeton. May 2013. 632p. selected by Michael Wood & trans. from Italian by Martin McLaughlin. ISBN 9780691139456. $39.50.

Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers.  Univ. of California.  March 2013. 296p. ed. by R. Kent Rasmussen. photogs. ISBN 9780520261341. $27.50.

Hallman, J.C. Wm & H’ry: Literature, Love, and the Letters between William and Henry James. Univ. of Iowa. March 2013. (Iowa Series in Creativity & Writing). 164p. illus. ISBN 9781609381516. $21. ebk. ISBN 9781609381523.

 

Reacting to Hitler

nazi1 Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesAuerbach, Karen. The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust. Indiana Univ. May 2013. 224p. illus. ISBN 9780253009074. $30. ebk. ISBN 9780253009159.

Breitman, Richard & Allan J. Lichtman. FDR and the Jews. Belknap: Harvard. March 2013. 390p. photogs. ISBN 9780674050266. $29.95.

Neumann, Franz & others. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. Princeton. June 2013. 560p. ed. by Raffaele Laudani. ISBN 9780691134130. $45.

 

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Adamati, Anat & Martin Hellwig. The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What To Do About It. Princeton. March 2013. 328p. illus. ISBN 9780691156842. $27.95.

Shell, Marc. Wampum and the Origins of American Money. Univ. of Illinois. April 2013. 184p. illus. ISBN 9780252033667. $35.

Steers, Edward Jr. Hoax: Hitler’s Diaries, Lincoln’s Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds. Univ. Press of Kentucky. April 2013. 242p. photogs. ISBN 9780813141596. $24.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813141602.

 

Sports: beyond the playing field

Abrams, Roger I. Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics. Univ. Press of New England. May 2013. 280p. illus. ISBN 9781555537531. $32.95. ebk. ISBN 9781555538156.

Henderson, Simon. Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle. Univ. Press of Kentucky. March 2013. 248p. photogs. ISBN 9780813141541. $40. ebk. ISBN 9780813141565.

Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity. Univ. of Illinois. May 2013. 256p. ed. by Daniel A. Nathan. photogs. ISBN 9780252037610. $85. pap. ISBN 9780252079146. $25. ebk. 9780252094859.

 

TRUE CRIME-TRUE JUSTICE

crooked creek Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University PressesStrang, Dean A. Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror. Univ. of Wisconsin. March 2013. 280p. photogs. pap. ISBN 9780299293949. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9780299293932.

Wesson, Marianne. A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter. New York Univ. June 2013. 400p. illus. ISBN 9780814784563. $29.95. ebk. available.

 

the Vietnam War: WHY & HOW

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Hunt, Major General Ira A., Jr. Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia. Univ. Press of Kentucky. June 2013. (Association of the United States Army Battles & Campaigns). 408p. maps. photogs. ISBN 9780813142081. $40. ebk. ISBN 9780813142067.

 

Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War. Univ. of Wisconsin. (Harvey Goldbarg Series for Understanding and Teaching History). August 2013. 264p. ed. by John Day Tully & others. illus. ISBN 9780299294144. $29.95. pap. ebk. ISBN 9780299294137.

 

 

 

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