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  • The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000by Hasia R. Diner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    Since Peter Stuyvesant greeted with enmity the first group of Jews to arrive on the docks of New Amsterdam in 1654, Jews have entwined their fate and fortunes with that of the United States?a project marked by great struggle and great promise. What this interconnected destiny has meant for American Jews and how it has defined their experience among... more...

  • Gender and U.S. Immigrationby Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Resurgent immigration is one of the most powerful forces disrupting and realigning everyday life in the United States and elsewhere, and gender is one of the fundamental social categories anchoring and shaping immigration patterns. Yet the intersection of gender and immigration has received little attention in contemporary social science literature... more...

  • Washington Wines and Wineriesby Paul Gregutt

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    As the global wine industry reinvents itself for twenty first?century palates, Washington is poised to become as important and influential as California on the world stage. National and international attention has brought interest in the state?s wines to an all-time high. Yet, in just the past few years, a tidal wave of change has rolled over the state?s... more...

  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...

  • Pacific Pinot Noirby John Winthrop Haeger

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    Featuring more than two hundred in-depth winery profiles, this definitive guide is the best single source of information on world-renowned pinot noirs from California and Oregon. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of a grape variety considered by many to produce the ultimate food wine, John Winthrop Haeger offers this expanded, updated companion... more...

  • Barolo and Barbarescoby Kerin O?Keefe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O?Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy?s most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, O?Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the stunning side-by-side growing... more...

  • Wine Atlas of Germanyby Dieter Braatz; Ulrich Sautter; Ingo Swoboda

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine?a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis... more...

  • Subtle Bodiesby Glenn Peers

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 63.00

    Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if that were the case, how could they be visualized and depicted in icons and other works of art? This book describes the strategies used by Byzantine artists... more...

  • Orientalist Aestheticsby Roger Benjamin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 78.95

    Lavishly illustrated with exotic images ranging from Renoir's forgotten Algerian oeuvre to the abstract vision of Matisse's Morocco and beyond, this book is the first history of Orientalist art during the period of high modernism. Roger Benjamin, drawing on a decade of research in untapped archives, introduces many unfamiliar paintings, posters, miniatures,... more...

  • In Other Los Angelesesby Meiling Cheng

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 28.95

    Performance art and Los Angeles, two subjects spectacularly resistant to definitions, illuminate each other in this searching study by Meiling Cheng. A marginal artistic pursuit by choice as well as necessity, performance art has flourished in and about "multicentric" Los Angeles for nearly four decades, finding its own centers of activity, moving... more...