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  • Practical Compositionby Russell Brickey; Laura L. Beadling; Evelyn Martens

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

    For English instructors at every level, the task of producing a worthwhile, workable plan for each class period can prove a perennially nerve-wracking experience. To ease this challenge, this invaluable work offers a vast compilation of writing exercises and in-class activities collected from professors, graduate students and lecturers from colleges... more...

  • Visions of Whiteness in Selected Works of Asian American Literatureby Klara Szmanko

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Author Toni Morrison stressed the need to analyze race in American literature by white authors by shifting focus "from the racial object to the racial subject." Representations of whiteness in certain works by Asian American authors reveal what happens when the visual dynamics of ethnography are reversed, and those persons often considered... more...

  • Great Books Written in Prisonby J. Ward Regan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Many of the world's most important historical figures were imprisoned for holding unpopular or unorthodox beliefs. They used their time behind bars to write books that shaped the course of history. This collection of new essays offers a wide-ranging examination of influential works written--in whole or in part--while their authors were in prison... more...

  • Women Writers of Yiddish Literatureby Rosemary Horowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Taking stock of Yiddish literature in 1939, critic Shmuel Niger highlighted the increasing number and importance of women writers. However, awareness of women Yiddish writers diminished over the years. Today, a modest body of novels, short stories, poems and essays by Yiddish women may be found in English translation online and in print, and little... more...

  • The 1902 Pittsburgh Piratesby Ronald T. Waldo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    After many years of being an also-ran in the National league, the Pittsburgh Pirates' fortunes changed dramatically following the 1899 season after a monumental deal with the Louisville Colonels. The addition of star players such as Fred Clarke, Honus Wagner, Tommy Leach and Deacon Phillippe allowed Pittsburgh to become the first baseball dynasty... more...

  • Osage and Settlerby Janet Berry Hess

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on a rare family archive and archival material from the Osage Nation, this book documents a unique relationship among white settlers, the Osage and African Americans in Oklahoma. The history of white settlement and colonization is often discussed in the context of the cultural erasure of, and violence perpetuated against, American Indians and... more...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    "Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Equipment, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Six decades after World War II, we now know that the margin between Allied victory and defeat was often narrower than many realized. The decisive actions of leaders, generals and war heroes have been well documented, but less well known are the technological developments that made victory possible and laid the groundwork for postwar progress. Based... more...

  • Samuel Lipschutzby Stephen Davies

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Samuel Lipschutz was born in Hungary in 1863 and emigrated to New York in 1880. He joined the Manhattan and New York chess clubs, and soon became champion of the latter, representing it at the British Chess Association Congress in London in 1886. Naturalized in 1888, he was the highest-placed American in the Sixth American Chess Congress the following... more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2014by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript... more...