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- Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 25.00
As an administrator and teacher at San Antonio's Trinity University for five decades, Coleen Grissom saw the rise of feminism, the sexual revolution, and the tragic deaths of students, friends, and family. This varied collection assembles the best of her speeches probing these and other timely issues, from drug use and freedom of speech to AIDS and... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 1999; US$ 100.00
"There is a mystique about Ole Miss," David G. Sansing says in his new book The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History (University Press of Mississippi, cloth $37.00). Sansing, a professor emeritus of history, says the University and its story hold a special attraction for those who have learned there. "Some have called it holy... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
In Speaking of Race and Class , the follow-up volume to her groundbreaking Race and Class Matters at an Elite College , Elizabeth Aries completes her four-year study of diversity at a prestigious liberal arts college. Here, the 58 students—affluent, lower-income, black, and white—that Aries has interviewed since they were Amherst freshmen... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 87.50
Golden Days includes twenty oral histories of women who graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women) at least fifty years ago. From Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope's (1926) description of a teaching career beginning just before the 1927 Delta flood to Juanita McCown Hight's (1934) account of campus conversations... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 25.00
áIn 1891 William Marsh Rice made a generous bequest in order to found the distinguished Houston institution that bears his name. Ironically, this very bequest helped to bring about his murder, an act of treachery perpetrated by a conniving attorney and Rice?s na´ve, malleable manservant. This captivating tale?full of intrigue, legal twists and turns,... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 209.95
This social history narrates conditions that led to the founding of Kennedy-King College on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, during the late 1960s. It connects the dots between birth of the college and the push for social justice led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). SCLC joined with other groups in 1966 and launched the Chicago... more...
Running Crazy - Imagine Running a Marathon. Now Imagine Running Over 100 of Them. Incredible True Stories from the World's Most Fanatical RunnersJohn Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Pheidippides did it once and became a legend. Brian Mills did it 771 times... but you might be forgiven for not knowing who he is. He is a runner and ?it? is the marathon ? all 26 miles and 385 yards of it ? and for some people once is not enough. Brian Mills is rumoured to have a butterfly tattoo for each of his 771 efforts. And Brian is not the... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 14.99
"Eric Kester has written the kind of book I wish I had the courage and insight to write. His illuminations on everything from Larry Summers to the Harvard football team to cheating, tourists, and competitiveness are dead?on. His writing has also provided me with some of the best laugh?out?loud moments I've had in recent... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 19.95
A community of inquiry and pride in central Alabama. Creating Community explores how faculty members at Alabama State University, a historically black university in Montgomery, have been inspired by the legacy of African American culture and the civil rights movement and how they seek to interpret and extend that legacy through teaching, scholarship,... more...