Fall & Winter Wonderland, Part Two: More Trade Titles Coming from University Presses

On June 27th, I posted the first half of my list of selected academic trade titles due from university presses this coming fall and winter. I explained that I included titles that simply leapt from the catalogs—see an example of one leaping at right.

Yes, I did promise that I’d post this second half last week, little remembering that it was an odd week, what with July 4th and lots of people taking the next day off as well (I didn’t;   I’m actually writing this in my cubicle on Friday the 5th, but better to post after the holiday weekend!)

Now here’s the second half of the list, taking up alphabetically from where we left off with “Get Me Rewrite!”


The Global Village

Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance, by Ronald Angelo Johnson. Univ. of Georgia. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9780820342122. $49.95. ebk. ISBN 9780820346328.

The Endtimes of Human Rights, by Stephen Hopgood. Cornell Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780801452376. $27.95.

Shared Responsibility: The United Nations in the Age of Globalization, by Carsten Staur. McGill-Queens Univ. Nov. 2013. tr. from Danish by Steven Harris. ISBN 9780773542938. $100. ISBN 9780773542945. pap. $29.95.



Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, by Susan Reigler (text) & Pam Spaulding (photogs.). Univ. Press of Kentucky. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780813142487. $24.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813142692.

The Philosophy of Clint Eastwood. Univ. Press of Kentucky. Jan. 2014. (Philosophy of Popular Culture) ed. by Richard T. McClelland & Brian B. Clayton. ISBN 9780813142630. $40. ebk. ISBN 9780813142654.

The Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton Univ. Dec. 2013. ed. by Jonathan B. Losos & others. ISBN 9780691149776. $99.

The Scholar’s Survival Manual: A Road Map for Students, Faculty, and Administrators, by Martin H. Krieger. Indiana Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780253010551. $70. pap. ISBN 9780253010636. $25. ebk. ISBN 9780253010711.



Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution, by Edward Caudill. Univ. of Illinois. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780252038013. $85. pap. ISBN 9780252079528. $25. ebk. ISBN 9780252095306.

Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family, by Joel Derfner. Univ. of Wisconsin. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780299294908. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9780299294939.

Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, by Donald R. Prothero. Indiana Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780253010292. $35. ebk. ISBN 978025301036.

Spark from the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery, by William J. Turkel. Johns Hopkins Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781421409818. $34.95.



Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, by S. Lochlann Jain. Univ. of California. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780520276567. $60. pap. ISBN 9780520276574. $24.95.

Schizophrenia: A Brother Finds Answers in Biological Science, by Ronald Chase. Johns Hopkins Univ. ISBN 9781421410906. $45. pap. ISBN 9781421410913. $19.95.

The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity. Johns Hopkins Univ. Dec. 2013. ed. by Amy Boesky. ISBN 9781421410968. pap. $24.95.



The Iconography of Malcolm X, by Graeme Abernethy. Univ. Press of Kansas. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780700619207. $34.95.

Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940, by Jonathan Scott Holloway. Univ. of North Carolina. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9781469610702. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9781469610719.

The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson, by Glenn Robins. Univ. Press of Kentucky. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780813143231. $35. ebk. ISBN 9780813143255.

Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986–2011, by Rick Houston. Univ. of Nebraska. Dec. 2013. ISBN 9780803235342. $36.95. ebk. ISBN 9780803248939.


In the Face of Prejudice

Deaf American Prose: 1830–1930. Gallaudet Univ. Sept. 2013. (Gallaudet Deaf Literature, vol. 2). ed. by Jennifer L. Nelson & Kristen Harmon. ISBN 9781563685651. pap. $70. ebk. ISBN 9781563685668.

The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, by Pellom McDaniels III. Univ. Press of Kentucky. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780813142715. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780813143842.

Serial Fu Manchu: The Chinese Supervillain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology, by Ruth Mayer. Temple Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9781439910559. $94.50. pap. ISBN 9781439910566. $32.95.



The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman, by Davi Kopenawa & Bruce Albert. Harvard Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780674724686. $39.95.

Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman’s Life on Oyster Bay, by Llyn De Danaan. Univ. of Nebraska. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780803237872. $29.95. ebk. ISBN 9780803246980.

Others Had It Worse: Sour Dock, Moonshine, and Hard Times in Davis County, by Vetra Melrose & Chris D. Baker. Univ. of Iowa. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781609381820. pap. $17.50. ebk. ISBN 9781609382070.



The Banshees: A Literary History of Irish American Women Writers, by Sally Barr Ebest. Syracuse Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780815633303. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780815652403.

The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America, by David T. Gleeson. Univ. of North Carolina. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781469607566. $35. ebk. ISBN 9781469607573.

Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic, by Audrey Horning. Univ. of North Carolina (Omohundro Inst. of Early American History & Culture). Dec. 2013. ISBN 9781469610726. $49.95.



Anxiety: A Short History, by Allan V. Horwitz. Johns Hopkins Univ. Nov. 2013. (Biographies of Disease). ISBN 9781421410807. pap. $24.95.

Doing Emotions History. Univ. of Illinois. Jan. 2014. ed. by Susan Matt & Peter N. Stearns. ISBN 9780252038051. $85. pap. ISBN 9780252079559.  $25. ebk. ISBN 9780252095320.

Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, by Martha C. Nussbaum. Harvard Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780674724655. $35.



American Jewish Political Culture and the Liberal Persuasion, by Henry L. Feingold. Syracuse Univ. Dec. 2013. ISBN 9780815610250. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780815652441.

Antisemitism and the American Far Left, by Stephen H. Norwood. Cambridge Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781107657007. pap. $29.99.

Hate Mail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards, by Salo Aizenberg. Univ. of Nebraska & Jewish Publication Soc. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780827609495. pap. $31.95.

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, by Maxim D. Shrayer. Syracuse Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780815610243. $29.95. ebk. ISBN 9780815652434.



Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters, by Walter A. Friedman. Princeton Univ. Dec. 2013. ISBN 9780691159119. $29.95.

Who’s Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank, by Steven Skiena & Charles Ward. Cambridge Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9781107041370. $25.



A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America, by Aimee E. Newell. Ohio Univ. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9780821420522. pap. $34.95. ebk. ISBN 9780821444757.

The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz. Cornell Univ. Aug. 2013. ISBN 9780801451614. $29.95.



Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, by Lila Abu-Lughod. Harvard Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780674725164. $35.

Jamaat-e-Islami Women in Pakistan: Vanguard of a New Modernity?, by Amina Jamal. Syracuse Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780815633273. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780815652373.

Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity, by Shabana Mir. Univ. of North Carolina. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9781469610788. $28. ebk. ISBN 9781469610801.



Baghdad: The City in Verse. Harvard Univ. Nov. 2013. ed. and tr. from Arabic by Reuven Snir. ISBN 9780674725218. $29.95

My Dear Boy: Carrie Hughes’s Letters to Langston Hughes, 1926–1938. Univ. of Georgia. Nov. 2013. ed. by Carmaletta M. Williams & John Edgar Tidwell. ISBN 9780820345659. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780820346397.

Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire, by Christopher Hennessy. Univ. of Wisconsin. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780299295646. pap. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9780299295639.

Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology. Syracuse Univ. Sept. 2013. ed. by Paula Deitz. ISBN 9780815610274. $39.95. ebk. ISBN 9780815652472.



Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions. Univ. of Virginia. Oct. 2013. ed. by Simon P. Newman & Peter S. Onuf. ISBN 9780813934761. $39.50.

The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion, by Erik J. Chaput. Univ. Press of Kansas. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780700619245. $34.95.

The Road to Chinese Exclusion: The Denver Riot, 1880 Election, and Rise of the West, by Liping Zhu. Univ. Press of Kansas. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780700619191. $37.50.



Charlie Chaplin, Director, by Donna Kornhaber. Northwestern Univ. Mar. 2014. ISBN 9780810129528. pap. $29.95.

Confederate Bushwhacker: Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War, by Jerome Loving. Univ. Press of New England. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9781611684650. $27.95. ebk. ISBN 9781611684728.

Redeeming The Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece, by Maurizio Viroli. Princeton. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780691160016. $26.95.

W.E.B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk, by Stephanie J. Shaw. Univ. of North Carolina. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780807838730. $49.95. ebk. ISBN 9781469609676.

Writing the Gettysburg Address, by Martin P. Johnson. Univ. Press of Kansas. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780700619337. $34.95.



The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads, by Charity Vogel. Cornell Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780801449086. $26.95.

Marikana: Voices from South Africa’s Mining Massacre, by Peter Alexander & others. Ohio Univ. Aug. 2013. ISBN 9780821420775. $69.95. ISBN 9780821420713. pap. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9780821444764.

Skull in the Ashes: Murder, a Gold Rush Manhunt, and the Birth of Circumstantial Evidence in America, by Peter Kaufman. Univ. of Iowa. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781609381882.  pap. $19.95. ebk. ISBN 9781609382131.



Bourbon: A Savor the South Cookbook, by Kathleen Purvis. Univ. of North Carolina. (Savor the South). Sept. 2013. ISBN 9781469610832. $18. ebk. ISBN 9781469610849.

Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It, by David Lewis. Harvard Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780674725492. $27.95.

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, by David Mikics. Harvard Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780674724723. $27.95.



Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672–1752, by William A. Pettigrew. Univ. of North Carolina. Dec. 2013. ISBN 9781469611815. $45.

Incident at the Otterville Station: A Civil War Story of Slavery and Rescue, by John Christgau. Univ. of Nebraska. Dec. 2013. ISBN 9780803246447. pap. $16.95. ebk. ISBN 9780803248724.

Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade, by Randy J. Sparks. Harvard Univ. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9780674724877. $29.95.

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator, by Daniel L. Schafer. Univ. Press of Florida. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9780813044620. $29.95.



Comets: Visitors from Deep Space, by David J. Eicher. Cambridge Univ. Nov. 2013. ISBN 9781107622777. pap. $24.99.

Higher Education in America, by Derek Bok. Princeton Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780691159140. $35.

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, by Andreas Bernhard. New York Univ. Feb. 2014. ISBN 9780814787168. $35.

Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History, by Donald E. Canfield. Princeton Univ. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9780691145020. $29.95.



American Spies: Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present, by Michael J. Sulick. Georgetown Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9781626160088. $26.95. ebk. ISBN 9781626160095.

Architecture since 1400, by Kathleen James-Chakraborty. Univ. of Minnesota. Jan. 2014. ISBN 9780816673964. $150.pap.  ISBN 9780816673971. $49.95.

The Ghosts of NASCAR: The Harlan Boys and the First Daytona 500, by John Havick. Univ. of Iowa. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9781609381974. pap. $19.95. ebk. ISBN 9781609382117.

Who Owns America’s Past? The Smithsonian and the Problem of History, by Robert C. Post. Johns Hopkins Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9781421411002. $29.95.



The Dream of the Great American Novel, by Lawrence Buell. Harvard Univ. Feb. 2014. ISBN 9780674051157. $39.95.

The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age? McGill-Queens Univ. Sept. 2013. ed. by Paul Socken. ISBN 9780773541788. $29.95.

From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution, by Peter Swirkski. McGill-Queens Univ. Oct. 2013. ISBN 9780773542952. $29.95.

The Lives of the Novel: A History, by Thomas G. Pavel.  Princeton Univ. Sept. 2013. ISBN 9780691121895. $35.

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  1. Karl Helicher says:

    Lots of interesting books, uniquely arranged!

  2. Shabana Mir says:

    I’m delighted my book leaped out at you. Thanks for the shout-out!