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  • The Brain Power Story Hourby Nancy J Polette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    While many texts explore ways to plan and implement story times in both school and public libraries, until now no work has brought together extensive book talks and follow-up activities specifically designed to develop thinking skills in young children. This innovative study offers age-appropriate book suggestions with related questions and activities... more...

  • Sherlock and Transmedia Fandomby Louisa Ellen Stein; Kristina Busse

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The critically-acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock (2010- ) re-envisions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective for the digital age, joining participants in the active traditions of Sherlockians/Holmesians and fans from other communities, including science fiction, media, and anime. This collection explores the cultural intersections and fan traditions... more...

  • The Pentathlon of the Ancient Worldby Frank Zarnowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic festivals for 1,200 years. Still, there is little scholarly consensus over many major aspects of the event. This... more...

  • Gothic Kings of Britainby Philip J. Potter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 25.00

    This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and... more...

  • The Seafaring Dictionaryby David S. T. Blackmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 55.00

    The specialized language of seafarers is a complex mixture of the strange and the familiar, incorporating words from a variety of English dialects and foreign languages, and peppered with coined phrases and slang words. With its many intricate nuances, "navalese" is vitally important to a profession in which technical concepts need to be... more...

  • Idriss Deby and the Darfur Conflictby ╔sa´e To´ngar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Idriss Deby Itno, current ruler of Chad, is the unacknowledged cause of much of the war and mayhem in central Africa. He is responsible for ethnic violence against his own people; the instigation of two wars in Sudan; the removal of the democratically elected presidents of the two neighboring countries; involvement in war in the Democratic Republic... more...

  • Religious Life in Polandby Christopher Garbowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a concise historical outline of religion in Poland up until its entry into the European Union in 2004, together with a longer presentation of contemporary religious issues. Albeit largely mono-ethnic and overwhelmingly Catholic after the loss of its large Jewish population to the Holocaust, and subsequent post-World War II border... more...

  • The Shadow Self in Filmby Gershon Reiter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines 13 movies that deal with the protagonist and his projected "other." The cinematic Other is interpreted as an unconscious personality, a denied part of the protagonist that appears in his life as a shadowy menace who won't go away. Devoting a chapter to each movie, the book starts with Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and... more...

  • Roy Hugginsby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Producer-writer Roy Huggins is best known for creating the TV series, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life and The Rockford Files (with Stephen J. Cannell). This biography details his personal and professional life, aided by exclusive interviews with family, producers, actors and writers who worked with Huggins. The author was... more...

  • Fighting Shadows in Vietnamby Michael P. Moynihan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Set as deeply in his mind as in the depths of the Southeast-Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over. I am that American soldier. It's 1969. I am 19 and living in New York City. The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish-American kid bored with his life who felt he was ready... more...