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  • Cosmosby James Applewhite

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Throughout his long career, James Applewhite skillfully navigated the world of science through poetry. His new book makes no exception, fearlessly exploring time and consciousness in relation to the universe as described by Big Bang cosmology -- and as experienced by human beings in the everyday world. Applying experiences from his present-day life... more...

  • Loathing Lincolnby John McKee Barr

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    While most Americans count Abraham Lincoln among the most beloved and admired former presidents, a dedicated minority has long viewed him not only as the worst president in the country's history, but also as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power and the idea of racial equality. In Loathing Lincoln, historian John McKee... more...

  • The Crosby Arboretumby Robert F. Brzuszek; Neil G. Odenwald

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant... more...

  • American Energy, Imperiled Coastby Jason P. Theriot

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    In the post--World War II era, Louisiana's coastal wetlands underwent an industrial transformation that placed the region at the center of America's energy-producing corridor. By the twenty-first century the Louisiana Gulf Coast supplied nearly one-third of America's oil and gas, accounted for half of the country's refining capacity, and contributed... more...

  • Using Plants for Stormwater Managementby Dana Nunez Brown

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The subtropical climate of the Gulf South supports a varied abundance of flora, and this diversity is sustained by the ample amount of rainwater that characterizes the region. Managing rainwater in a planned environment and mitigating its effect on human habitation can test the skills of even the most seasoned landscape architect or designer. That... more...

  • Money, Power, and Electionsby Rodney A. Smith

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Have campaign finance reform laws actually worked? Is money less influential in electing candidates today than it was thirty years ago when legislation was first enacted? Absolutely not, argues Rodney A. Smith in this passionately written, fact-filled, and provocative book. According to Smith, the laws have had exactly the opposite of their intended... more...

  • City Adriftby Center for Public Integrity; Dan Rather

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Hurricane Katrina was a stunning example of complete civic breakdown. Beginning on August 29, 2005, the world watched in horror as?despite all the warnings and studies?every system that might have protected New Orleans failed. Levees and canals buckled, pouring more than 100 billion gallons of floodwater into the city. Botched communications crippled... more...

  • Troubled Watersby Paul F. Paskoff

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    In Troubled Waters, Paul F. Paskoff offers a comprehensive examination of the federal government's river improvements program, which aimed to reduce hazards to navigation on the great rivers of America's interior during the early and mid-nineteenth century. Danger on the rivers came in a variety of forms. Shoals, rapids, ice, rocks, sandbars, and... more...

  • The Education of a Black Radicalby D'Army Bailey; Roger Easson

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    D?Army Bailey was the freshman class president at Southern University when four black college students refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth?s on February 1, 1960. Their action set off a wave of similar protests among black college students across the South, including D?Army Bailey and his classmates... more...

  • Thomas Dixon Jr. and the Birth of Modern Americaby Michele K. Gillespie; Randal L. Hall

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    “A sweeping yet rigorous analysis of Dixon and his work. The collection approaches the southern intellectual through multiple methodologies—from literary theory and film studies to social history and religious studies. We get an exhaustive yet diverse perspective on Dixon’s influence and legacy.”—Journal of American HistoryThomas... more...