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University of Alabama Press

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  • Freshwater Mussels of Floridaby James D. Williams; Robert S. Butler; Gary L. Warren; Nathan A. Johnson

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    An exhaustive guide to all aspects of the freshwater mussel fauna in Florida, Freshwater Mussels of Florida covers the ecology, biology, distribution, and conservation of the many species of bivalve mollusks in the Sunshine State. In the past three decades, researchers, the public, businesses that depend on wildlife, and policy makers have given... more...

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald at Workby Horst H. Kruse

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    F. Scott Fitzgerald?s The Great Gatsby occupies a preeminent place in American letters. Scholars have argued that Jay Gatsby is, in fact, the embodiment of American culture and social aspiration. Though The Great Gatsby has been studied in detail since its publication, both readers and scholars have continued to speculate about Fitzgerald?s sources... more...

  • The Land Was Theirsby Gertrude W. Dubrovsky

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Challenging prevalent stereotypes, Dubrovsky reveals a unique aspect of Jewish life in America. Although Jews have long been stereotyped as urban businesspeople and professionals, they have been successful agriculturalists since biblical times. In their more recent Eastern European history, 96 percent were forced to live in a region known as the Pale... more...

  • The Observable Characteristics of Organismsby Ryan MacDonald

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    In Ryan MacDonald?s stories, most no more than a page in length, we are given glimpses of a father and daughter at the zoo; an isolated man lamenting the absence of TV in his life; two young men atop a fridge at a party, drinking wine. These are stories of marriage and family, of the oddities of the natural world, of college parties, of web-cams and... more...

  • Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yoursby Luke B. Goebel

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    In this dazzling debut about life after loss, Luke B. Goebel's heart-hurt, ultra-adrenalized alter ego leads us on a raucous RV romp across what's left of postmodern America and beyond. Whether it's gobbling magic cacti at a native ceremony in Northern California, burning bad manuscripts in a backyard bonfire in East Texas, or travelling at top... more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer’ s Stepping into Zion considers the question “ Who is a Jew?” — a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step")... more...

  • Helen Keller Really Livedby Elisabeth Sheffield

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    What does it mean to really live? Or not?   Set in eastern, upstate New York, Helen Keller Really Lived features a fortyish former barfly and grifter who must make a living in the wake of her wealthy husband?s death, and who finds work in a clinic helping women seeking reproductive assistance. The other main character is the grifter?s dead ex-husband,... more...

  • Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and Whiteby Sarah Gilbreath Ford

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White , Sarah Gilbreath Ford explores how both black and white southern writers such as Joel Chandler Harris, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Ellen Douglas, and Ernest Gaines have employed oral storytelling in literature. Tracing Southern Storytelling... more...

  • After War Timesby T. Thomas Fortune; Daniel R. Weinfeld; Dawn J. Herd-Clark; Tameka Bradley Hobbs

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    T. Thomas Fortune was a leading African American publisher, editor, and journalist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who was born a slave in antebellum Florida lived through emancipation, and rose to become a literary lion of his generation. In T. Thomas Fortune's ?After War Times,? Daniel R. Weinfeld brings together a series... more...

  • Steinbeck and the Environmentby Susan F. Beegel; Susan Shillinglaw; Wesley N. Tiffney; Elaine Steinbeck

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores in-depth a topic previously neglected by scholars:  John Steinbeck's early continuing preoccupation with ecology and marine biology and the effect of that interest on his writings.  Written by scholars from various disciplines, the essays offer a dynamic contribution to the study... more...