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  • In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000by Robert G. Weiner; Shelley E. Barba

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The award-winning television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) has been described as "the smartest, funniest show in America," and forever changed the way we watch movies. The series featured a human host and a pair of robotic puppets who, while being subjected to some of the worst films ever made, provided ongoing hilarious... 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...

  • Chicano Detective Fictionby Susan Baker Sotelo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    In his 1985 novel Partners in Crime, writer Rolando Hinojosa introduced homicide investigator Rafe Buenrostro, the first Chicano protagonist in one of the most enduring genres of modern literature. Since that time, Chicano writers have embraced the detective novel, successfully diversifying and refining a traditional Anglo American and British genre.... more...

  • Electric and Hybrid Carsby Curtis D. Anderson; Judy Anderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This illustrated history chronicles electric and hybrid cars from the late 19th century to today's fuel cell and plug-in automobiles. It describes the politics, technology, marketing strategies, and environmental issues that have impacted electric and hybrid cars' research and development. The important marketing shift from a "woman's... more...

  • Deliver Us from This Cruel Warby Joseph J. Hoyle; Jeffrey M. Girvan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Joseph J. Hoyle enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a private. By the time of his death in September 1864, he was serving as a lieutenant in the 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops. The personal letters of this soldier, supplemented by the editor's overview of the events and actions of the regiment, offer a view of the common soldier... more...

  • Black Refugees in Canadaby George Hendrick; Willene Hendrick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most refugees encountered at least some racism among Canadian citizens, many of those same refugees also thrived under the auspices of the Canadian government, which worked to protect blacks from the U.S. slaveowners who sought to re-enslave them. This work brings to... more...

  • The Business of Science Fictionby Mike Resnick; Barry N. Malzberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Two prolific and award-winning science fiction writers, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, have been publishing a "Dialogue" in every issue of the SFWA Bulletin, official publication of the Science Fiction Writers of America, for more than a decade. These collected columns explore every aspect of the literary genre, from writing to marketing... more...

  • Beyond Adaptationby Phyllis Frus; Christy Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Some film and novel revisions go so far beyond adaptation that they demand a new designation. This critical collection explores movies, plays, essays, comics and video games that supersede adaptation to radically transform their original sources. Fifteen essays investigate a variety of texts that rework everything from literary classics to popular... more...

  • The Politics of Baseballby Ron Briley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    Examining baseball not just as a game but as a social, historical, and political force, this collection of sixteen essays looks at the sport from the perspectives of race, sexual orientation, economic power, social class, imperialism, nationalism, and international diplomacy. Together, the essays underscore the point that baseball is not just a form... more...

  • The Early Years of Folk Musicby David Dicaire

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    This history of folk music looks at musicians, collectors and other figures from around the world. The book presents an overview of international folk roots from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century and shows the contributions of the artists and the evolution of folk music as a force for political and social change. Profiles of Pete... more...