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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...

  • 1968by Lewis L. Gould

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 15.99

    The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this brilliantly succinct narrative analysis, Lewis L. Gould shows how the events of that tumultuous year changed the way Americans felt about politics and their national leaders. Bitterness over racial issues and the Vietnam War that marked the 1968 election continued... more...

  • Into These Knotsby Ashley McHugh

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 21.99

    The poems of Into These Knots, Ashley Anna McHugh's debut collection, glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, interrogating and elucidating in elegant and supercharged speech ultimate questions and intimate foibles. With equal parts intelligence and passion, Ms. McHugh can quarrel with scripture or riff on the amorous pleadings of Andrew... more...

  • A Nation Within a Nationby John Ernest

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Extravagant Expectationsby Paul Hollander

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 30.99

    In Extravagant Expectations Paul Hollander investigates how Americans now pursue romantic partners and enduring relationships. Analyzing printed advertisements (personals), dating sites, and the advice offered by self-help and "relationship" books, he weighs the advantages and shortcomings of these methods against a background of popular culture,... more...

  • The Faculty Loungesby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 14.99

    With tuition rising at four times the rate of inflation, colleges and universities have focused on ever more superficial measures of quality. Riley cuts through the piles of glossy college catalogs and popular rankings such as U.S. News and World Report to bring families the real story behind the higher education industry. 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...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99

    The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois. more...

  • Safe for Democracyby John Prados

    Ivan R. Dee 2006; US$ 26.99

    From its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency has been discovered in the midst of some of the most crucial-and most embarrassing-episodes in United States relations with the world. Safe for Democracy for the first time places the story of the CIA's covert operations squarely in the context of America's global quest... 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...