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  • Catcherby Peter Morris

    Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 15.99

    Today the baseball catcher is a familiar but uninspiring figure. Decked out in the so-called tools of ignorance, he stolidly goes about his duty without attracting much attention. But it wasn't always that way, as Peter Morris shows in this lively and original study. In baseball's early days, catchers stood a safe distance back of the batter. Then... more...

  • The Lisbon Routeby Ronald Weber

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 27.95

    The Lisbon Route tells of the extraordinary World War II transformation of Portugal's tranquil port city into the great escape hatch of Nazi Europe. Royalty, celebrities, diplomats, fleeing troops, and ordinary citizens desperately slogged their way across France and Spain to reach the neutral nation. As well as offering freedom from war, Lisbon provided... more...

  • The Treatment Trapby Rosemary Gibson; Janardan Prasad Singh

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 14.99

    With health reform enacted by the Congress and signed by the President, the subject matter of The Treatment Trap is a compelling component in the national debate. Taking advantage of Rosemary Gibson's knowledge gleaned from extended experience in the field of medical care and Janardan Singh's similar knowledge but from a financial perspective,... more...

  • A Nation Within a Nationby John Ernest

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 34.99

    John Ernest offers a comprehensive survey of the broad-ranging and influential African American organizations and networks formed in the North in the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War. He examines fraternal organizations, churches, conventions, mutual aid benefit and literary societies, educational organizations, newspapers,... more...

  • When the Red Sox Ruledby Thomas J. Whalen

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 23.99

    In the years before the Curse of the Bambino descended on New England, the Boston Red Sox rode major league baseball like a colossus, capturing four World Series titles in seven seasons. Blessed with legendary players like Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, and Smokey Joe Wood, and a brand new, thoroughly modern stadium, the Red Sox reigned as... more...

  • The Faculty Loungesby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 14.99

    Veteran journalist Naomi Shaefer Riley contends that tenure?the jobs-for-life entitlement that comes with a university position?is at the heart of so many problems with higher education today. She explores how tenure?with the job security, mediocre salaries, and low levels of accountability it entails?may be attracting the least innovative and interesting... more...

  • Cotton and Race in the Making of Americaby Gene Dattel

    Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 14.99

    Since the earliest days of colonial America, the relationship between cotton and the African-American experience has been central to the history of the republic. America's most serious social tragedy, slavery and its legacy, spread only where cotton could be grown. Both before and after the Civil War, blacks were assigned to the cotton fields while... more...

  • After the Warby David Hardin

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 16.99

    "Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. Perhaps no event in American history better illustrates this view than the Civil War and its principal players in the years after the conflict. David Hardin's stories of eleven Civil War figures are revealing and touching. Whether Northerner or Southerner, their lives... more...

  • In Search of Ancient Irelandby Carmel McCaffrey; Leo Eaton

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 15.99

    The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion... more...

  • Against School Reform (And in Praise of Great Teaching)by Peter S. Temes

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 13.99

    In this authoritative book, Mr. Temes sets out a straightforward prescription for our schools which centers on the life of the individual teacher and rejects the billion-dollar school reform industry. The book celebrates the power of individual teachers to make a difference in their schools and communities, as forces for bottom-up change. ?A cogent... more...