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  • The Privatization of Police in Americaby James F. Pastor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 39.95

    Today the private security industry employs approximately 1.5 million people and spends over $52 billion annually. In contrast, public police forces employ approximately 600,000 people and spend $30 billion annually. Private policing promises to be a big part of the response to today's increased security concerns, as citizens realize that security... more...

  • The Lessons of Nature in Mythologyby Rachel S. McCoppin

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

    This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom.... 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...

  • The War of 1812 in Personby John C. Fredriksen

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

    This work reproduces fifteen War of 1812 manuscripts, including diaries, memoirs, and letters. The accounts provide a range of perspectives on the war's ground conflicts, from officers to enlisted men, volunteers and militia. more...