Spring/Summer 2013 Catalog
General and special interest books, Bison Books, and Nebraska paperbacks published by the University of Nebraska Press.
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Subject Guide Anthropology/Archaeology 50–52, 54 Latin American Studies 56 Art & Photography 46–49, 59 Legal Studies 14, 39 Autobiography/Memoir 2–6, 12, 31, 33, 36–37 Linguistics 55 Biography 1, 23–24, 50, 59 Literary Collections 29, 57 Energy 16 Literary Criticism 57–60 Environment 16 Literary Nonfiction 6, 37, 57 Ethnic Studies 54 Midwest 2, 9, 18, 21, 26, 48 Fiction 7–9, 34–36 Native Studies 38–39, 48, 50, 52–55, 61 Film & Television 39, 58 Natural History 17 Gardening 18 Nebraska 9, 13, 34, 37–38, 45–46 Gay & Lesbian Studies 2 Philosophy 45 History Poetry 7 American 10, 13–15, 17, 20–22, 24–28, 33, 38–41, Religion 11, 38, 61 52–55, 58, 61 Social Science 10, 45, 52, 60 Military 12, 31–32 Spaceflight 15, 32 Western 13, 17, 20, 38–39, 55, 58, 61 Sports 20–29, 40–42, 45 World 5, 31–32, 43, 45, 50–51, 59 Sustainability 16 Holocaust Studies 43, 45, 51 Travel 5, 17 Humor 42 True Crime 14, 39 Jewish Studies 11, 22, 43, 45 Women’s Studies 1, 12–14, 39, 51, 56, 59 Journalism 12–14, 31 World War II 31–32, 43, 51 Availability of e-books Libraries may obtain University of Nebraska Press e-books from Baker & Taylor/Blio, EBook Library, ebrary, MyiLibrary, NetLibrary, OverDrive, and University Press Content Consortium. Individuals may purchase unp e-books from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, bn.com, eBooks.com, Google eBookstore, kno.com, kobobooks.com, Questia.com, and Sony ReaderStore. Cover image: From Your Midwest Garden (see page 18). Cape daisy (Osteospermum hybrid). Photo by Jan Riggenbach. biography • women’s studies Champion of Choice The Life and Legacy of Women’s Advocate Nafis Sadik cathleen miller Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born into a prominent Indian family in 1929, came to be the world’s foremost advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights, the first female director of a United Nations agency, and “one of the most powerful women in the world” (London Times). An obstetrician, wife, mother, and devout Muslim, Sadik has been a courageous and tireless advocate for women, insisting on discussing the difficult issues that impact their lives: education, contraception, abortion, as well as rape and other forms of violence. After Sadik joined the fledgling un Population Fund in 1971, her groundbreaking strategy for providing females with education and the tools to control their own fertility has dramatically influenced the global birthrate. This book is the first to examine Sadik’s contribution to history and the unconventional methods she has employed to go head-to-head with world leaders to improve millions of women’s lives. Interspersed between the chapters recounting Sadik’s life are vignettes of females around the globe who represent her campaign against domestic abuse, child marriage, genital mutilation, and other human rights violations. With its insights into the political, religious, and domestic battles that have dominated women’s destinies, Sadik’s life story is as inspirational as it is dramatic. march 524 pp. • 6 x 9 • 28 photographs $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-1104-9 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4683-6 also of interest “Dr. Sadik’s invaluable contribution to improving maternal and child health deserves the gratitude of millions of people around the world.”—Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize “Nafis Sadik is a great leader, one of the world’s most powerful women.”—Carolyn Maloney, U.S. congresswoman Mayor Helen Boosalis My Mother’s Life in Politics Beth Boosalis Davis $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-1740-9 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Cathleen Miller’s Champion of Choice is a rigorous yet eloquent account of Dr. Sadik’s inspirational career, and a beautiful and long-awaited tribute to one of the greatest women’s advocates of the twentieth century. The issues to which Dr. Sadik has so passionately dedicated her life are becoming only more salient as our global community strives to protect both our people and our planet, and Dr. Sadik will certainly remain an invaluable and unequaled leader in this field for years to come.”—Ted Turner, un Foundation Founder and Chairman and Founder of cnn Cathleen Miller circled the globe to interview the sources for this book. Her previous work includes the international bestseller Desert Flower, a tale of female genital mutilation that has been translated into fifty-five languages and adapted as a feature film. Miller’s travel essays have appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches creative writing at San José State University. 1 memoir • midwest • gay & lesbian studies Body Geographic barrie jean borich march 272 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 25 illustrations $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3985-2 $20.95 Canadian/£11.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4546-4 american lives series Tobias Wolff, series editor also of interest Island of Bones Essays University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Joy Castro $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7142-5 2 What Becomes You Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz $14.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-1642-6 A memoir from the award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich’s Body Geographic turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself. One coordinate of Borich’s story is Chicago, the prototypical Great Lakes port city built by immigrants like her great-grandfather Big Petar, and the other is her own port of immigration, Minneapolis, the combined skylines of these two cities tattooed on Borich’s own back. Between Chicago and Minneapolis Borich maps her own Midwest, a true heartland in which she measures the distance between the dreams and realities of her own life, her family’s, and her fellow travelers’ in the endless American migration. Covering rough terrain—from the hardships of her immigrant ancestors to the travails of her oftendrunk, young self, longing to be madly awake in the world, from the changing demographics of midwestern cities to the personal transformations of coming out and living as a lesbian— Body Geographic is cartography of high literary order, plotting routes, real and imagined, and putting an alternate landscape on the map. Barrie Jean Borich teaches creative writing in the English Department and the ma in Writing and Publishing program at Chicago’s DePaul University and splits her time between Minneapolis and Chicago. “Body Geographic is as astonishingly original as it is profoundly humane. Barrie Jean Borich writes of the body, the psyche, the land, and real life with a reach so grand and a mastery so definitive it clutches the heart. This is a beautiful, bold, blow-your-mind book.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild “Body Geographic is dizzying in its inward sweep, daring in its outflung absorption. Barrie Jean Borich tunnels through time, space, sex, and language to give us a new map projection of the North American continent, a distortion that not only clarifies and illuminates but dissolves for good the boundary between personal and public history.”—Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother? “Borich maps place and body, time and space, personal history and the history of the American Midwest, in prose that makes me want to follow her daring journey wherever it leads. A glorious new take on the memoir form.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic and Desire memoir a bison original Works Cited An Alphabetical Odyssey of Mayhem and Misbehavior brandon r. schrand “Doing things by the book” acquires a whole new meaning in Brandon R. Schrand’s memoir of coming of age in spite of himself. The “works cited” are those books that serve as Schrand’s signposts as he goes from life as a hormone-crazed, heavy-metal wannabe in the remotest parts of working-class Idaho to a reasonable facsimile of manhood (with a stop along the way to buy a five-dollar mustard-colored M. C. Hammer suit, so he’ll fit in at college). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn informs his adolescent angst over the perceived injustice of society’s refusal to openly discuss boners. The Great Gatsby serves as a metaphor for his indulgent and directionless college days spent in a drunken stupor (when he wasn’t feigning interest in Mormonism to attract women). William Kittredge’s Hole in the Sky parallels his own dangerous adulthood slide into alcoholism and denial. With a finely calibrated wit, a good dose of humility, and a strong supporting cast of literary characters, Schrand manages to chart his own story—about a dreamer thrown out of school as many times as he’s thrown into jail—until he finally sticks his landing. Brandon R. Schrand is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Idaho. His book The Enders Hotel: A Memoir (Nebraska, 2007) was a River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. “This book pulled me in and wouldn’t let go. Schrand carefully re-creates everyday experiences, revealing the mutability of our multiple selves in relation to our stories and the stories that influence us. Particularly in an age where books are presented first as commodity and then as transparent means to fame or infamy, the idea of books and reading as life-savers is necessary and vital.” —Sonya Huber, author of Opa Nobody american lives series Tobias Wolff, series editor also of interest The Enders Hotel A Memoir Brandon R. Schrand $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-1769-0 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “A tender and at times truly funny paean to the books that helped shape him, this is a different and welcome kind of memoir, one that ingeniously uses the form of bibliography to acknowledge and celebrate the conversation that all writers and readers have with the authors they love, a conversation that happens indelibly, sometimes even reluctantly and unconsciously, across the ages.” —Robin Hemley, author of A Field Guide for Immersion Writing and Do-Over march 240 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4337-8 $19.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4531-0 3 memoir • american west a bison original The Days Are Gods liz stephens march 216 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4354-5 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4548-8 american lives series Tobias Wolff, series editor also of interest in the series My Ruby Slippers The Road Back to Kansas University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Tracy Seeley $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3010-1 4 “I called the bishop of the local ward, and he put the date of your move into the church bulletin, and these gentlemen came to help,” Brady, the real estate agent, says. Welcome to Wellsville, Utah. Good-bye, LA. Liz Stephens has come from Los Angeles to Utah for graduate school, and her brief stint working on a Taco Bell commercial is not much in the way of preparation for taking on the real West. In The Days Are Gods Stephens chronicles a move that is far more than a shift in geographical coordinates. With husband and dogs in tow, she searches for an authentic connection to this new community, all the while knowing that as an outsider she will never really belong. And yet precisely as an outsider, Stephens has a unique perspective on belonging, one that colors her accounts of attending her first small-town rodeo, living in the thick of a thriving Latter Day Saints religious community, raising goats in her laundry room, and observing the town’s racialized Founder’s Day battle reenactments. In her frank and particular way, Stephens shows how the culture of memory, as our inheritance, offers a balance to our brief attention spans and our brief lives. Liz Stephens received her PhD in creative nonfiction. A winner of the Western Literature Association’s Fredrick Manfred Award and a finalist for the Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction Award, her work has been published in Fourth Genre, Brevity, Western American Literature, and South Dakota Review. “Liz Stephens’s exquisite memoir, The Days Are Gods, tells a fascinating story of the search-for-self in unfamiliar territory. This literary debut is a pure pleasure to read.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer “Acutely self-aware, in indelible prose, Liz Stephens finds a future in America’s past: not re-enactment, but re-creation, through the hard work of life-and-death responsibility. And in ultimately realizing she cannot be of any one place, Stephens gives an evocative voice to the values and vision that shaped the country.”—Judith Kitchen, author of Half in Shade “Liz Stephens writes in the tradition of westering women, from Isabella Bird to Pam Houston, about a place, its people, and the animals, wild and domestic, that lead their parallel lives in a quiet northern Utah valley. The Days Are Gods is shimmering, compelling, and accurate to the bone.”—Mary Clearman Blew, author of Jackalope Dreams memoir • travel • germany In the Shadows of a Fallen Wall sanford tweedie Growing up, what Sanford Tweedie knew about East Germany was basically . . . nothing. West Germans were our friends; East Germans, the enemy. In 2000, somewhat better informed, Tweedie took advantage of a Fulbright scholarship to move his family to the eastern German town of Erfurt for the academic year. Far from home and the familiar, with temporary status and a tenuous grasp of the language, he and his wife were curious to see how they would function shorn of all the rules that governed their daily lives—housing, food acquisition, transportation, and even basic communication. And as soon as their taxi delivered them to their grim tan and concrete Soviet-vintage apartment building, they knew their education had begun. Learning about life in the former East Germany, amid the feverish embrace of Western culture and the tenacious legacy of a totalitarian past, Tweedie comes to understand the deeper cultural assumptions through which Americans view the larger world. Part travelogue, part history, part cultural critique, all thoroughly engrossing, the story of his year experience is one of dislocation and accommodation, making a German town his own and now ours. Sanford Tweedie is an award-winning teacher and professor in the Department of Writing Arts at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He has published widely, including work in College Composition and Communication and Exquisite Corpse. “Tweedie has achieved what the best memoirs strive for. Beyond telling the story of a year in Germany, In the Shadows of a Fallen Wall is an eloquent argument for trying something novel, learning something new, and embracing discomfort to become a bigger, better, and more compassionate person.”—Julija Šukys, author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaite˙ also of interest Africa on Six Wheels A Semester on Safari Betty Levitov $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-8054-0 Black Elephants A Memoir Karol Nielsen $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3537-3 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Few Americans these days take the trouble to investigate a country about which they know less than they think. Sanford Tweedie has, and the result is a lucidly written and perceptive account of one family’s experience of a Germany that—though now united—is not yet as one.”—Michael Gorra, author of The Bells in Their Silence: Travels through Germany may 208 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 21 illustrations $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7141-8 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-7160-9 5 memoir • literary nonfiction So Far, So Good ralph salisbury april 304 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4592-1 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4622-5 river teeth literary nonfiction prize series Daniel Lehman and Joe Mackall, series editors also of interest University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Such a Life 6 Lee Martin $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3647-9 World Except UK Bullet-shattered glass clatters onto his baby bed; he wakes and cries out into darkness. Does he remember this? Or remember being told? Regardless, he feels it, and will feel it again, bombbay wind buffeting his eighteen-year-old body a mile above an old volcano’s jagged debris, and yet again, staring at photos of Korean orphans, huddled homeless in a blizzard after a bombing in which, at twenty-five, he’d refused an order to join. It is through such prisms of the past that Ralph Salisbury’s life unfolds, a life that, eighty years in the making, is also the life of the twentieth century. Winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, So Far, So Good is a sometimes strange, sometimes lyrical, and often humorous attempt by an inveterate storyteller to recount “just things as they were.” The survivor of a lightning strike, car and plane mishaps, explosions, bullets, a heart attack, cancer, and other human afflictions, Salisbury wonders: “Why should anyone read this?” The book itself resoundingly answers this question not merely with its sheer eventfulness but also in the prodigious telling. Salisbury takes us from abject poverty in rural Iowa during the Great Depression, with a half Cherokee father and an Irish American mother, through war and peace and protest to the freedom and solace of university life; and it is in the end (so far) so good. Recipient of the Rockefeller Bellagio Award in fiction and the Northwest Poetry Award, Ralph Salisbury’s most recent books are Blind Pumper at the Well, The Indian Who Bombed Berlin, and Light from a Bullet Hole. Salisbury’s thirteen books evoke his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage. “Ralph Salisbury’s So Far, So Good will take its place beside Scott Momaday’s The Names and Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave as a major addition to the ever-growing genre of contemporary Native American autobiography.”—Geary Hobson, author of Plain of Jars and Other Stories “A Native American, a Vanishing American, Ralph Salisbury writes of a vanishing life, but in this brave and startling memoir, it is the life of a poet-warrior that will never be forgotten.”—Patty Dann, author of Mermaids fiction • p oetry The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Tenth Anniversary Reader edited by james engelhardt and marianne kunkel With a foreword by Hilda Raz After ten years of selecting great books from writers, new and established, Prairie Schooner celebrates the first decade of its Book Prize series by offering this collection of excerpts from each year’s winners in fiction and poetry. Writers such as Brock Clarke, Anne Finger, Rynn Williams, and Paul Guest open windows to ordinary and fantastic experience showcasing the liveliness and power of contemporary literature. Greg Hrbek’s darkly comic, genre-bending tales stand alongside Ted Gilley’s stories about achieving bliss through pain and John Keeble’s reflections on community and the difficulty of love. Here Shane Book’s poems serve as an elegiac witness to suffering, while Kathleen Flenniken’s poems consider ordinary women constructing their own significance and Kara Candito’s explore sex, loss, and human passions. Whether the topic is fantastic or quotidian, childbirth or monsters, South American airplane disaster or suburban Wisconsin, this writing carries us to the furthest reaches of human experience. “The Prairie Schooner Book Prize series has brought a host of wonderful writers to us. This anthology shines with new and familiar voices—voices often made familiar by being chosen as contest winners. An anthology to cherish.”—Stephen Dunn, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winner Different Hours “These fine poems and stories offer intense pleasure as they enlarge the range of human perception. The best part is that when you find writers here who speak powerfully to you, there’s more—you can enjoy each book in the Prairie Schooner Book Prize series.”—Peggy Shumaker, former Alaska state writer laureate and author of Gnawed Bones march 296 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4043-8 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4641-6 also of interest A Mind Like This Susan Blackwell Ramsey $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4338-5 Little Sinners, and Other Stories Karen Brown $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4342-2 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “An invaluable, wonderful, delicious, and exciting collection of important writing. It is a trustworthy snapshot of the literary scene from the last ten years. Some voices we have heard, and all voices we will be—without a doubt—hearing more from in the future. For anyone interested in the best of the current state of wordsmithery, this anthology is an excellent place to start.”—Randall Kenan, author of Let the Dead Bury Their Dead James Engelhardt is acquisitions editor at the University of Alaska Press and the former managing editor of Prairie Schooner. Marianne Kunkel is the managing editor of Prairie Schooner. 7 fiction A French Voices Selection of the pen American Center and the French Embassy Cousin K yasmina khadra Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters Afterword by Robert Polito april 96 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3493-2 $18.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK other french voices selections In the United States of Africa Abdourahman A. Waberi Translated by David and Nicole Ball $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2262-5 Sales in United States and possessions only University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Children of Heroes 8 Lyonel Trouillot Translated by Linda Coverdale $21.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-9459-2 “Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well.” And such is the twisted logic of good and bad, right and wrong, knitted into this novella by one of the most powerful voices to emerge from North Africa in our time. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during a national liberation war and his older brother an army officer far away, the young narrator lives reclusively with his mother, who scorns him. He turns to his young cousin for affection, only to be mocked and humiliated so deeply that his love becomes hopelessly entangled with hatred. Fate places a young woman in the narrator’s path when he rescues her from a violent attack, and the reawakening of his confused passions proceeds toward terrible vengeance. In this nameless narrator’s tormented reflections, played out against the backdrop of an indifferent world, Yasmina Khadra plumbs the mysteries of the crippled heart’s desires. Yasmina Khadra is the feminine pseudonym adopted by Mohammed Moulessehoul to avoid military censorship. Moulessehoul was born in the Algerian Sahara in 1955 and at one time was an officer in the Algerian military. His recent fiction trilogy on Middle Eastern realities—The Swallows of Kabul, The Attack, and The Sirens of Baghdad—has been widely acclaimed and translated. Moulessehoul is now retired from the military and living in France. Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters are both seasoned translators. This is their first translation together. Praise for the French edition: “Cousin K is a highly polished psychological novel embodying an immense dose of mute violence. With a kind of enraged obstinacy, Yasmina Khadra applies his lapidary style to the exploration of some of the human soul’s muddiest depths. Here as elsewhere in his work, the inner life, as alienated as it might be, never takes leave of worldly realities. Khadra continues to address us in one of the very strongest voices emanating from North Africa today.” —Jean-Claude Lebrun, L’Humanité fiction • midwest a bison original Haven’s Wake ladette randolph Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and everyone is watching the sky for trouble. For the Grebels, whose plots of organic crops trace a modest patchwork among the vast fields of soybeans and corn, trouble arrives from a different quarter in the form of Elsa’s voice on her estranged son’s answering machine: “Your father’s dead. You’ll probably want to come home.” When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime’s worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel’s funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth. Ladette Randolph is the editor-in-chief of Ploughshares magazine and is Distinguished Publisher-in-Residence at Emerson College. She is the award-winning author of A Sandhills Ballad (Nebraska, 2011) and This Is Not the Tropics and is the editor of two anthologies, including A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers, both available in Bison Books editions. She is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation grant, four Nebraska Book Awards, and the Virginia Faulkner Award. “Haven’s Wake is about memory and silence, and about secrets and the fear of them. But above all, it’s a tale of love and loyalty. At the very heart of this deeply heartfelt novel is the story of the restorative power of family and tradition.”—Timothy Schaffert, author of The Coffins of Little Hope “A song of a story—uplifting, tender, heart-shattering. Ladette Randolph is a master. These characters are so real to me I feel I could drive to Nebraska and find them, easily.”—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red flyover fiction series Ron Hansen, series editor also of interest The Floor of the Sky Pamela Carter Joern $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7631-4 Stolen Horses Dan O’Brien $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3108-5 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Ladette Randolph traces that finest of lines between what counts as betrayal and what counts as fidelity in a family, what counts as love and what counts as duty over the generations, what counts as desire and what counts as necessity in a home. Haven’s Wake is a moving reckoning of disappointments and glories.”—William Lychack, author of The Architect of Flowers march 256 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4357-6 $19.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4532-7 9 psychology • american history Shrink A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America lawrence r. samuel Lawrence R. Samuel is the author of several books, including The American Dream: A Cultural History and Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America. april University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu 312 pp. • 6 x 9 $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4476-4 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4549-5 10 “Psychology has stepped down from the university chair into the marketplace” was how the New York Times put it in 1926. Another commentator in 1929 was more biting. Psychoanalysis, he said, had over a generation, “converted the human scene into a neurotic.” Freud first used the word around 1895, and by the 1920s psychoanalysis was a phenomenon to be reckoned with in the United States. How it gained such purchase, taking hold in virtually every aspect of American culture, is the story Lawrence R. Samuel tells in Shrink, the first comprehensive popular history of psychoanalysis in America. Arriving on the scene at around the same time as the modern idea of the self, psychoanalysis has both shaped and reflected the ascent of individualism in American society. Samuel traces its path from the theories of Freud and Jung to the innermost reaches of our current me-based, narcissistic culture. Along the way he shows how the arbiters of culture, high and low, from public intellectuals, novelists, and filmmakers to Good Housekeeping and the Cosmo girl, mediated or embraced psychoanalysis (or some version of it), until it could be legitimately viewed as an integral feature of American consciousness. “A fascinating, funny, and fast-paced exploration of how psychoanalysis has become subtly but deeply ingrained in everything from American art and advertising to our aspirations and identities.”—Stephen J. Kraus, author of Psychological Foundations of Success: A Harvard-Trained Scientist Separates the Science of Success from Self-Help Snake Oil “An exceptionally well-researched, accessible book that will undoubtedly appeal to both professionals in the psychoanalytic field and the interested lay reader.”—Therese Ragen, author of The Consulting Room and Beyond: Psychoanalytic Work and Its Reverberations in the Analyst’s Life “Samuel expertly reveals the impact of the new ‘mind science’ and traces its evolution in areas as disparate as the arts, the social sciences, architecture, and the law. Fascinating and compelling, Shrink should be required reading for anyone who is a student of psychology, a practicing clinician, or currently in treatment.” —Michael Mongno, psychoanalyst and founder of Present Centered Therapies jewish studies • bible studies the jewish publication society The Gods Are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham jeffrey k. salkin The story of Abraham smashing his father’s idols might be the most important Jewish story ever told and the key to how Jews define themselves. In a work at once deeply erudite and wonderfully accessible, Jeffrey K. Salkin conducts readers through the life and legacy of this powerful story and explains how it has shaped Jewish consciousness. Offering a radical view of Jewish existence, The Gods Are Broken! views the story of the young Abraham as the “primal trauma” of Jewish history, one critical to the development of a certain Jewish comfort with rebelliousness and one that, happening in every generation, has helped Jews develop a unique identity. Salkin shows how the story continues to reverberate through the ages, even in its connection to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism. Salkin's work—combining biblical text, archaeology, rabbinic insights, Hasidic texts (some never before translated), philosophy, history, poetry, contemporary Jewish thought, sociology, and popular culture—is nothing less than a journey through two thousand years of Jewish life and intellectual endeavor. Jeffrey K. Salkin is a rabbi serving as community director for the Anti-Defamation League in New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships and Putting God on the Guest List, winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award for the best religion book published in the United States. “Can a single story unfold the history of a nation and some of the deepest truths of tradition? Yes, if that story is the rabbis’ tale of Abraham and its interpreter is Rabbi Salkin. There is much to learn in this absorbing, important book.”—David J. Wolpe, rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the author of Why Faith Matters also of interest by the jewish publication society From Gods to God How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends Avigdor Shinan and Yair Zakovitch Translated by Valerie Zakovitch $27.95 paperback • 978-0-8276-0908-2 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Jeffrey Salkin takes us on a magical journey through Jewish history and texts, showing us how a simple, ancient postbiblical tale is essential for our understanding of the totality of the Jewish experience. It is full of insights that will challenge how we as readers view modern society and the idolatries that are inherent in it.” —Norman J. Cohen, rabbi and professor of Midrash at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, and author of Masking and Unmasking Ourselves april 192 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8276-0931-0 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8276-1142-9 11 memoir • military history • journalism • women’s studies Death Zones and Darling Spies Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting beverly deepe keever may 360 pp. • 6 x 9 • 30 photographs, 1 map, 2 appendixes $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2261-8 $30.95 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4606-5 studies in war, society, and the military series Peter Maslowski, David Graff, and Reina Pennington, series editors also of interest University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Eyes Right 12 Confessions from a Woman Marine Tracy Crow $24.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3504-5 When We Walked Above the Clouds A Memoir of Vietnam H. Lee Barnes $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-6480-9 In 1961, equipped with a master’s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world, trying to make sense of one of the nation’s bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon as Vietnam’s war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking. She tells of traveling from her Saigon apartment to jungles where Wild West–styled forts first dotted Vietnam’s borders and where, seven years later, they fell like dominoes from communist-led attacks. In 1965 she braved elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor—and their inability to distinguish friendly farmers from hide-and-seek guerrillas. Keever’s trove of tissue-thin memos to editors, along with published and unpublished dispatches for New York and London media, provide the reader with you-are-there descriptions of Buddhist demonstrations and turning-point coups as well as phony ones. Two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world and subterranean war. These memoirs, at once personal and panoramic, chronicle the horrors of war and a rise and decline of American power and prestige. Beverly Deepe Keever is professor emerita at the University of Hawaii and the author of News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb. “Few correspondents engaged in the protracted, ugly war in Laos and Vietnam were as diligent and perceptive as Beverly Deepe. As energetic and intrepid as her male counterparts, she slogged through dense jungles, flooded rice fields, and thick rubber plantations, filing dispatches that shed insights on that futile conflict. Her account of that experience is authoritative, credible, lucid, vivid, and above all readable.”—Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History and winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in history american history • women’s studies • journalism • nebraska a bison original From Society Page to Front Page Nebraska Women in Journalism eileen m. wirth Eileen M. Wirth never set out to be a groundbreaker for women in journalism, but if she wanted to report on social issues instead of society news, she had no alternative. Her years as one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald, covering gender barriers even as she broke a few herself, give Wirth an especially apt perspective on the women profiled in this book: those Nebraskans who, over a hundred years, challenged traditional feminine roles in journalism and subtly but surely changed the world. The book features remarkable women journalists who worked in every venue, from rural weeklies to tv. They fought for the vote, better working conditions for immigrants, and food safety at the turn of the century. They covered wars from the Russian Revolution to Vietnam. They were White House reporters and minority journalists who crusaded for civil rights. Though Willa Cather may be the only household name among them, all are memorable, their stories affording a firsthand look into the history of journalism and social change. Eileen M. Wirth is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing at Creighton University. “An inventory of inspiring and real-life stories of remarkable groundbreaking women journalists. . . . This book should resonate with women everywhere who seek to use the full range of their abilities and still lead fulfilling personal lives. And it is not just for women!”—Chuck Hagel, former U.S. senator from Nebraska “Here is a rousing ovation to the women who refused to let cultural assumptions define their professional identities. Eileen Wirth’s book will put you in awe of how barriers could be overcome by such dauntless and yet unassuming women.”—Chuck Roberts, news anchor, kmtv Omaha (1974–81) and cnn Headline News (1981–2010) also of interest Nebraska Moments, New Edition Donald R. Hickey, Susan A. Wunder, and John R. Wunder $23.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-6039-9 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “This is a must-read story of Nebraska women journalists’ efforts to gain respect and credibility in a field that was dominated by men. Wirth uses her firsthand experiences to help tell the stories of the little-known Nebraska trailblazers who preceded her. Placing the stories in the context of their eras, Wirth makes observations that will entertain and enlighten both male and female readers as she documents the progress.”—Ruth E. Brown, president of Nebraska Press Women, 2008–12 may 224 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 13 photographs $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3293-8 $20.95 Canadian/£11.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4566-2 13 american history • legal studies • women’s studies • journalism • true crime Proof of Guilt Barbara Graham and the Politics of Executing Women in America kathleen a. cairns Kathleen A. Cairns is a lecturer in the Department of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is the author of The Enigma Woman: The Death Sentence of Nellie May Madison (Nebraska, 2007) and Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison. may University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu 248 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 10 illustrations $29.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3009-5 $34.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4569-3 14 also of interest The Enigma Woman The Death Sentence of Nellie May Madison Kathleen A. Cairns $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2450-6 Women Who Kill Men California Courts, Gender, and the Press Gordon Morris Bakken and Brenda Farrington see page 32 Barbara Graham might have been a diabolical dame in a hardboiled detective story—beautiful, sexy, and deadly. Charged alongside two male friends in the murder of an elderly widow during a botched robbery attempt, “Bloody Babs” became the third woman executed in California—after a 1953 trial that played out before standing-room-only crowds captured the imaginations of journalists, filmmakers, and death penalty opponents. Why, Kathleen A. Cairns asks, of all the capital cases in the twentieth century, did Graham’s have such political resonance and staying power? Leaving aside the question of guilt or innocence—debated to this day—Cairns examines how Graham’s case became a touchstone in the ongoing debate over capital punishment. While prosecutors positioned the woman as a femme fatale, the media came to offer a counternarrative for Graham’s life highlighting her abusive and lonely beginnings. Cairns shows how Graham’s case became crucial to the abolitionists of the time, who used instances of questionable guilt to raise awareness of the arbitrary and capricious nature of death penalty prosecutions. Critical in keeping capital punishment in the forefront of public consciousness until abolitionists homed in on a winning strategy, Graham’s case illustrates the power of individual stories to shape wider perceptions, and ultimately public policies. “At a time when states are closely reexamining capital punishment, particularly in light of the Innocence Project’s scathing findings that dozens have been wrongly sent to prison and to Death Row, Kathleen Cairns’s meticulous and moving reprise of the notorious 1950s case of Barbara Graham is a sobering, insightful, and welcome study of why the swift and awful justice of execution is neither swift, nor just, but merely awful.”—Dennis McDougal, author of Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty “Proof of Guilt is a fascinating book that details the case of Barbara Graham and also explores the issue of the execution of women. Although the Graham case occurred decades ago, Cairns brings Barbara Graham back to life in this compelling narrative. The book sheds new light on the issue of the death penalty and dispels many myths and misconceptions surrounding it.”—Gloria Killian, exonerée and coauthor of Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies, and Vindication american history • science • spaceflight The x-15 Rocket Plane Flying the First Wings into Space michelle evans Foreword by Joe H. Engle With the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The x-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic x-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science: how to handle the heat generated at speeds up to Mach 7, how to make a rocket propulsion system that could throttle, and how to safely reenter the atmosphere from space and make a precision landing. This book puts a human face on the feats of science and engineering that went into the x-15 program, many of them critical to the development of the Space Shuttle. And, finally, it introduces us to the largely unsung pilots of the x-15. By the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thirty-one American astronauts had flown into space—eight of them astronaut-pilots of the x-15. The x-15 Rocket Plane restores these pioneers, and the others who made it happen, to their rightful place in the history of spaceflight. “Long before the space shuttle, the United States was flying astronauts with the courage of lions into space aboard wings of steel. This is the story of the astonishing x-15, America’s first space plane, which broke records nearly every time it flew. It is a magnificent tale, well told in this meticulously researched book. Everyone with an interest in aviation, space, or high-flying adventure should read it.”—Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys “In this gripping book, Michelle Evans brings to life the x-15 and the aerospace pioneers who made it a success. For those already aware of the program, this will bring back fond memories and renew an appreciation for the remarkable people who conceived, operated, and supported this incredible craft. For those who aren’t, prepare for an incredible journey of discovery.”—Richard P. Hallion, former historian of the usaf (1991–2002), the Air Force Flight Test Center (1982–86), and the nasa Dryden Flight Research Center (1976–82) june 488 pp. • 6 x 9 • 45 photographs $36.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2840-5 $42.50 Canadian/£24.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4684-3 outward odyssey: a people’s history of spaceflight series Colin Burgess, series editor also of interest x-15 Diary The Story of America’s First Space Ship Richard Tregaskis $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-9456-1 To a Distant Day The Rocket Pioneers Chris Gainor see page 32 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “This book gives a fascinating and superbly detailed look into x-15 technology and the dedicated people who first took a winged craft beyond the atmosphere. Along the way it teaches valuable and pertinent lessons for those of us in the private space sector now working to build on that phenomenal legacy.”—Rick Searfoss, colonel, usaf retired, space shuttle commander and pilot, xcor Aerospace chief test pilot Michelle Evans is the founder of Mach 25 Media and is an aerospace writer, photographer, and education specialist. She served in the U.S. Air Force working on nuclear missiles, is the producer of several documentaries about space exploration, and is a contributor to Space Daily, Space.com, and Ad Astra. 15 energy • sustainability • environment Traveling the Power Line From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy julianne couch march 240 pp. • 6 x 9 $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4506-8 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4560-0 our sustainable future series Charles A. Francis, Cornelia Flora, and Paul A. Olson, series editors also of interest Green Illusions University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism 16 Ozzie Zehner $29.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3775-9 On the Home Front The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition Michele Stenehjem Gerber $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-5995-9 In our power-hungry world, all the talk about energy—what’s safe and what’s risky, what’s clean and what’s dirty, what’s cheap and what’s easy—tends to generate more heat than light. What, Julianne Couch wanted to know, is the real story on power production in this country? Approaching the question as a curious consumer, Couch takes us along as she visits nine sites where electrical power is developed from different fuel sources. From a geothermal plant in the Mojave Desert to a nuclear plant in Nebraska, from a Wyoming coal-fired power plant to a Maine tidal-power project, Couch gives us an insider’s look at how power is generated, how it affects neighboring landscapes and the people who live and work there, and how each source comes with its own unique complications. The result is an informed, evenhanded discussion of energy production and consumption on the global, national, regional, local, and—most important—personal level. Knowledge is the real power this book imparts, allowing each of us to think beyond the flip of a switch to the real consequences of our energy use. Julianne Couch is an independent journalist and essayist. She is the author of Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey and Waking Up Western: Collected Essays. “In this smart, highly engaging energy travelogue, Julianne Couch offers readers a clear, inside look at the many ways electrical power is produced across the United States. Traveling the Power Line is an indispensable guide to both current practices in energy technology and future possibilities for renewable resources.”—Ann McCutchan, author of River Music: An Atchafalaya Story “Julianne Couch has a knack for disarming the wonkiest engineers and discovering the intrigue in cooling rods and ‘geothermal brine.’ Her travels along the power line are entertaining, but her book is more than that. From here we can start making smarter, kinder, more realistic and responsible decisions about our energy future.”—Bill Bishop and Julie Ardery, coeditors of The Daily Yonder “If you’re looking for a complete analysis of the world’s energy problems, look elsewhere (but expect a mind-numbing, 1,000page, multivolume set). But if you want a crisp, engaging, and insightful tour of the world of energy production, this is your book.” —Jeffrey A. Lockwood, coauthor of Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology american history • natural history • travel a bison original Yellowstone, Land of Wonders Promenade in North America’s National Park jules leclercq Translated and edited by Janet Chapple and Suzanne Cane Foreword by Lee H. Whittlesey In the summer of 1883 Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent ten days on horseback in Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, exploring myriad natural wonders: astonishing geysers, majestic waterfalls, the vast lake, and the breathtaking canyon. He also recorded the considerable human activity, including the rampant vandalism. Leclercq’s account of his travels is itself a small marvel blending natural history, firsthand impressions, scientific lore, and anecdote. Along with his observations on the park’s long-rumored fountains of boiling water and mountains of glass, Leclercq describes camping near geysers, washing clothes in a bubbling hot spring, and meeting such diverse characters as local guides and tourists from the United States and Europe. Notables including former president Ulysses S. Grant and then-president Chester A. Arthur were also in the park that summer to inaugurate the newly completed leg of the Northern Pacific Railroad. A sensation in Europe, the book was never published in English. This deft translation at long last makes available to English-speaking readers a masterpiece of western American travel writing that is a fascinating historical document in its own right. “What a delightful discovery this book is. Jules Leclercq is the kind of writer we love to travel with—enthusiastic, energetic, observant, curious, and companionable. Janet Chapple and Suzanne Cane have produced a splendid translation and well-researched edition.”—Robert Root, author of Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place “A very welcome addition to Yellowstone’s historical literature, this book presents a late–Victorian European visitor’s lively impressions of the park, its science, its lore, and its literature.”—Paul Schullery, author of Searching for Yellowstone and coauthor of Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park may 288 pp. • 6 x 9 • 44 illustrations, 3 maps $29.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4477-1 $34.50 Canadian/£21.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4558-7 also of interest The Discovery of Yellowstone Park Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870 Nathaniel Pitt Langford $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-5705-4 Yellowstone Autumn A Season of Discovery in a Wondrous Land W. D. Wetherell $24.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-1130-8 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “This lost jewel by an overlooked but wonderful explorer reads like a Jules Verne novel and is astonishing in its poetic descriptions of the raw nature of Yellowstone in the nineteenth century. A beautiful, evocative work on those early days in the American wilderness, it is like a literary Ansel Adams.” —Peter Schulman, translator, author, and professor at Old Dominion University Jules Leclercq (1848–1928), who wrote twenty-three travelogues, was a judge by profession and a founding member of the Royal Belgian Geographical Society. Janet Chapple is the author of Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park. Suzanne Cane is a librarian and independent French translator. 17 gardening • midwest a bison original Your Midwest Garden An Owner’s Manual jan riggenbach Jan Riggenbach is the author of Midwest Gardener’s Handbook and a longtime garden columnist and feature writer for Midwest Living magazine. march 312 pp. • 6 x 9 • 64 color photographs $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4009-4 $28.95 Canadian/£18.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4529-7 also of interest University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Wildflowers of the Western Plains 18 It’s a rare midwesterner who doesn’t grow something, whether potted plants on a porch, caged tomato vines, a blooming border, or a solitary rose. And it’s an even rarer midwestern gardener who isn’t sometimes flummoxed by extremes of weather, pesky insects and persistent diseases, or simple questions about what to plant where. For nearly four decades, Jan Riggenbach has given these gardeners answers, as well as a weekly dose of gentle humor and wise counsel, in her widely syndicated newspaper column, Midwest Gardening. Your Midwest Garden draws on these columns to offer readers in America’s heartland all the gardening information they want and need, along with plenty they might not even suspect they’re missing. Annuals and perennials, shrubs and vines, fruits and vegetables, wildflowers, bulbs, and herbs: As readable as it is useful, this book reviews the familiar, reconsiders old favorites, and introduces dozens of surprising and seldom-grown plants ideal for Midwest gardens and landscapes. Illustrated with color photos from the author’s garden, it provides tips on plant placement and care, starting seeds and making compost, matching specimens and sites, combating insects and diseases, simplifying garden chores, designing for winter beauty, and myriad other ways of enriching and enjoying your Midwest garden. “Grounded in a lifetime of hands-on experience and careful observation, this compilation of Jan Riggenbach’s newspaper columns brings together in one volume a depth and breadth of information available nowhere else. This book will be the new go-to guide for gardeners throughout the Midwest.”—Jim Locklear, director of conservation at Lauritzen Gardens and author of Phlox: A Natural History and Gardener’s Guide A Field Guide Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-1905-2 Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Edited by David J. Wishart $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4787-1 “Perfect for Midwest gardeners, this book features traditional favorites plus many unique and surprising plants the author has grown herself.”—Lisa Orgler, lecturer at the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture “Midwest gardeners have gained a wealth of knowledge from Jan Riggenbach’s column. It’s a delight to find that information distilled and indexed in this practical and fun-to-read volume. Riggenbach writes from real-life experience, with charm and clarity. Many plants are thriving in our readers’ gardens today because of her encouragement and direction.”—Gerry Alger, editor of the Chicago Daily Herald’s Niche Publications University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 Clockwise from top: Scarlet sage (Salvia coccinea). Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum). Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus). Moonflower (Ipomoea alba). All photos by Jan Riggenbach. 19 sp orts • golf • american history The Kingdom of Golf in America richard j. moss june 408 pp. • 6 x 9 $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4482-5 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4680-5 also of interest Let There Be Pebble A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf Zachary Michael Jack $24.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3357-7 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Brassies, Mashies, and Bootleg Scotch 20 Growing Up on America’s First Heroic Golf Course Bill Kilpatrick $16.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3642-4 For golf ’s true enthusiasts, the game is far more—and far more complex—than a simple hobby, commodity, or slice of the sports industry. It is a physical and mental place to be, a community. It has a history, a hierarchy, laws, a language, and a literature. And in Richard J. Moss, it has a chronicler. From its beginnings in the northeastern United States in the 1880s, golf has seen its popularity, and its fortunes, wax and wane, affected by politics and economics, reflecting tensions between aristocratic and democratic impulses. The Kingdom of Golf in America traces these ups and downs, ins and outs, in the growth of golf as a community. Moss describes the development of the private club and public course and the impact of wealth and the consumer culture on those who play golf and those who watch. He shows that factors like race, gender, technology, suburbanization, and the transformation of the South that shaped the nation also shaped golf. The result is a unique, and uniquely entertaining, work of cultural history that shows us golf as a community whose story resonates far beyond the confines of the course. Richard J. Moss is John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History (emeritus) at Colby College and the author of Golf and the American Country Club and Eden in the Pines: A History of Pinehurst Village. “Richard J. Moss is the leading historian of golf in America. A scratch golfer as well as a crack scholar, Moss brings his clear yet sympathetic and deeply knowledgeable eye to this very fine new book. The Kingdom of Golf is the best study we have yet of golf’s by turns snobby, democratic, and in any event surprisingly large place in the fabric of American life.”—Orin Starn, author of The Passion of Tiger Woods “Any book by historian [Richard] Moss is a reason for celebration, especially when the subject is golf, a game he understands far better than most. With The Kingdom of Golf in America Moss has provided a richly detailed and brilliantly nuanced account of the game’s social growth in America, must (and delightful) reading for anyone who wants to understand how golf got into the bloodstream of a community and a nation. He beautifully reveals the scope of our enduring love affair with life’s most complex and social game. Bravo.”—James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf sp orts • baseball • american history Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club Chicago and the Cubs during the Jazz Age roberts ehrgott Chicago in the Roaring Twenties was a city of immigrants, mobsters, and flappers with one shared passion: the Chicago Cubs. It all began with the decision of the chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley to build the world’s greatest ball club in the nation’s Second City. In this Jazz Age center, the maverick Wrigley exploited the revolutionary technology of broadcasting and attracted eager throngs of women to his renovated ballpark. Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club transports us to this heady era of baseball history and introduces the team at its crazy heart—an amalgam of rakes, pranksters, schemers, and choirboys who take center stage in memorable successes and disasters. Readers take front-row seats to meet one Hall of Famer after another— Grover Cleveland Alexander, Rogers Hornsby, Joe McCarthy, Lewis “Hack” Wilson, Gabby Hartnett. The cast of characters also includes their colorful if less-sung teammates and the Cubs’ nemesis, Babe Ruth, who terminates the ambitions of Mr. Wrigley’s ball club with one emphatic swing. april Roberts Ehrgott has written for and edited several national publications, including the Saturday Evening Post. He served as a historical consultant for Mark Jacob and Stephen Green’s Wrigley Field: A Celebration of the Friendly Confines. 504 pp. • 6 x 9 • 24 photographs $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-6478-6 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-6483-0 “Roberts Ehrgott does first-rate work as a baseball historian and storyteller in his addictive, entertaining Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club. He captures 1920s baseball and Jazz Age America in all its swinging, sweaty, booze-soaked charm. A real winner.”—Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Get Capone also of interest “This is ‘Big League Baseball, Chicago-Style.’ This fast-moving, impeccably researched book regales us with tales of the Cubs’ most hard-hitting, hard-living ball club during some of the most raucous years in our history. Mr. Ehrgott fits all together, from Wrigley to Hornsby to Hack Wilson, even including a cameo by Al Capone. One of the best and most compulsively readable ‘Team’ books in any sport.”—Donald Honig, author of The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball The 1969 Chicago Cubs Doug Feldmann $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2637-1 1921 The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3999-9 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Apologies to Sinatra, Chicago was ‘baseball’s kind of town’ in the 1920s. Roberts Ehrgott’s new book, Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club, beautifully etches how Chicago was the pastime’s capital. . . . In time, radio, then SuperStation television, helped the Cubs become perhaps the first America’s Team. It began in the Jazz Age Twenties, as this wonderful book shows.”—Curt Smith, author of Voices of the Game and Mercy! A Celebration of Fenway Park’s Centennial, Told through Red Sox Radio and TV Miracle Collapse 21 sp orts • baseball • jewish studies • american history American Jews and America’s Game Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball larry ruttman Foreword by Bud Selig Introduction by Martin Abramowitz Larry Ruttman is the author of Voices of Brookline, a national finalist for the Award of Merit of the American Association of State and Local History. He has practiced law in Boston for more than fifty years and produces and hosts a television interview show in his hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts. University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu april 22 438 pp. • 7 x 10 • 75 photographs, 2 drawings $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-6475-5 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-6482-3 also of interest Pitching in the Promised Land A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League Aaron Pribble $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7156-2 Memories of Summer When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game Roger Kahn $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7812-7 Most fans don’t know how far the Jewish presence in baseball extends beyond a few famous players such as Greenberg, Rosen, Koufax, Holtzman, Green, Ausmus, Youkilis, Braun, and Kinsler. In fact, its presence extends to the baseball commissioner Bud Selig, labor leaders Marvin Miller and Don Fehr, owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Stuart Sternberg, officials Theo Epstein and Mark Shapiro, sportswriters Murray Chass, Ross Newhan, Ira Berkow, and Roger Kahn, and even famous Jewish baseball fans like Alan Dershowitz and Barney Frank. The life stories of these and many others, on and off the field, have been compiled from nearly fifty in-depth interviews and arranged by decade in this edifying and entertaining work of oral and cultural history. In American Jews and America’s Game each person talks about growing up Jewish and dealing with Jewish identity, assimilation, intermarriage, future viability, religious observance, anti-Semitism, and Israel. Each tells about being in the midst of the colorful pantheon of players who, over the past seventy-five years or more, have made baseball what it is. Their stories tell, as no previous book has, the history of the largerthan-life role of Jews in America’s pastime. “This book of intimate and revealing conversations with Jews who care passionately about baseball is a surprise and delight. . . . In the tradition of Studs Terkel, Ruttman’s warm and folksy style lets us feel like we’re in the room with them as they share their thoughts and feelings about Judaism, baseball, and life. It’s a great read. Ruttman has a gift for bringing people out and the results are fabulous.” —Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, associate professor of religion at Temple University and author of Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball “There may well be more books about Jews and baseball than there are Jews who played professional baseball. But this one is different. Here baseball’s most interesting Jews speak in their own words about their lives, their love of the game, and above all about their Judaism. Informative, inspiring, historically significant and a pleasure to read, this is a book that anybody who cares about America’s game or America’s Jews will cherish.”—Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History sp orts • baseball • biography Smoky Joe Wood The Biography of a Baseball Legend gerald c. wood Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth “Smoky Joe” Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history—a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said: “Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood.” Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular life befitting such a baseball legend. Wood got his start impersonating a female on the National Bloomer Girls team. A natural athlete, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox at eighteen, won twenty-one games and threw a no-hitter at twenty-one, and had a 34-5 record plus three wins in the 1912 World Series, for a 1.91 era, when he was just twenty-two. Then in 1913 Wood suffered devastating injuries to his right hand and shoulder that forced him to pitch in pain for two more years. After sitting out the 1916 season, he came back as a converted outfielder and played another five years for the Cleveland Indians before retiring to coach the Yale University baseball team. Joe’s final reward for courageously enduring the eccentricities of his gold-digging father, his sister’s polio, the 1926–1927 baseball scandal, and the loss of his beloved wife and a son was an honorary doctorate in 1985 from Yale and its president, Bart Giamatti. With details culled from interviews and family archives, this biography, the first of this rugged player of the Deadball Era, brings to life one of the genuine characters of baseball history. “If I could have been one twentieth-century sports figure, I would like to have been Smoky Joe Wood in 1912. All that talent and all that common sense combined in one package and all showcased in a baseball-mad city. And reinventing himself to become a .366– hitting outfielder wasn’t bad either.”—Bob Ryan, Boston Globe sports columnist and author of When Boston Won the World Series “Exhaustively researched, Gerald Wood’s Smoky Joe Wood is the first full-scale biography of a great pitcher whose mound career was ruined by arm trouble and who then reinvented himself as a fine outfielder. A member of three World Series champions, Joe Wood lived a fascinating life. It’s a life well rendered by someone who clearly loves his subject.”—Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Ohio University and author of thirteen books on history and baseball april 432 pp. • 6 x 9 • 41 photographs $34.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4499-3 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4604-1 also of interest My Life in Baseball The True Record Ty Cobb With Al Stump Introduction by Charles C. Alexander $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-6359-8 Tris Speaker The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend Timothy M. Gay $27.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2206-9 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “In Smoky Joe Wood author Gerald Wood sweeps away the smoke of history to provide a clear, detailed, and poignant biography of the legendary pitcher. In these pages Wood comes to life. We meet not only a remarkable baseball player but also an unforgettable man.”—Glenn Stout, author of the award-winning Fenway 1912 Gerald C. Wood is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Carson-Newman College and coeditor of Northsiders: Essays on the History and Culture of the Chicago Cubs. 23 biography • sp orts • baseball • american history Baseball’s Last Great Scout The Life of Hugh Alexander dan austin april 200 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 20 photographs $24.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4501-3 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4626-3 also of interest Ed Barrow The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees’ First Dynasty Daniel R. Levitt $21.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2981-5 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Sales in United States and its dependencies and territories, Canada, and Mexico 24 Joe Cronin A Life in Baseball Mark Armour $31.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2530-5 Late in 1937 Hugh Alexander, a kid fresh out of small-town Oklahoma, had just finished his second year playing outfield for the Cleveland Indians when an oil rig accident ripped off his left hand. Within three months he was back with the Indians, but this time as a scout—the youngest ever in Major League history. In the next six decades he signed more players who made it to the Majors than any other scout. His story, Baseball’s Last Great Scout, reads like a backroom, bleacher-seat history of twentieth-century baseball—and a primer on what it takes to find a winner. It gives a gritty picture of learning the business on the road, from American Legion field to try-out camp to beer joint, and making the fine distinctions between “performance” and “tools of the trade” when checking out prospects. Over the years Alexander worked for the Indians, the White Sox, the LA Dodgers, the Phillies, and the Cubs—and signed the likes of Allie Reynolds, Don Sutton, and Marty Bystrom. This book, based on extensive interviews and Alexander’s journals, is filled with memorable characters, pithy lessons, snapshots of American life, and a big picture of America’s pastime from one of its great off-the-field players. Dan Austin is professor emeritus of business at Nova Southeastern University. He has completed two oral history projects, one for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the other celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Negro Professional Baseball League in Kansas City, Missouri. “Baseball’s Last Great Scout was a great pleasure for me to read. Hugh Alexander was one of the most interesting and unique men I ever met. As far as baseball: his best quality was enthusiasm for the game along with confidence and desire to make his teams better. He was a great help to me and everyone else he worked with over the years.”—Jim Frey, former Major League Baseball coach and manager “‘Uncle Hughie’ was truly an icon, a legend, and, as the book shows, a super scout. I’ve always felt the scouting profession in baseball has been underappreciated because so few fans really understand the trials and tribulations of the people who are the lifeblood of any organization. Dan’s book delves into one of the real old-time scout’s daily efforts to find the next Major League baseball player. Hughie’s efforts played out in every change in scouting from true free agency to several changes in the draft rules. And because of his efforts and shrewdness in adapting to these changes, he helped all his teams get better. A fun read about a true character that I know you’ll enjoy.”—Dallas Green, senior advisor to the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies sp orts • baseball • american history Baseball’s New Frontier A History of Expansion, 1961–1998 fran zimniuch Foreword by Branch Rickey III When Major League Baseball first expanded in 1961 with the addition of the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators, it started a trend that saw the number of franchises almost double, from sixteen to thirty, while baseball attendance grew by 44 percent. The story behind this staggering growth, told for the first time in Baseball’s New Frontier, is full of twists and unexpected turns, intrigue, and, in some instances, treachery. From the desertion of New York by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants to the ever-present threat of antitrust legislation, from the backroom deals and the political posturing to the impact of the upstart Continental League, the book takes readers behind the scenes and into baseball’s decision-making process. Fran Zimniuch gives a lively team-by-team chronicle of how the franchises were awarded, how existing teams protected their players, and what the new teams’ winning (or losing) strategies were. With its account of great players, notable characters, and the changing fortunes of teams over the years, the book supplies a vital chapter in the history of Major League Baseball. Fran Zimniuch’s many books include Fireman: The Evolution of the Closer in Baseball; Going, Going, Gone! The Art of the Trade in Major League Baseball; and Crooked: A History of Cheating in Sports. “The expansion of baseball—with a wrong turn here and there— raised the prosperity and popularity of the industry to record heights, and Fran Zimniuch captures it all in this comprehensive book. Can Tokyo, Havana, or Mexico City be next?”—Ross Newhan, recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 “Fran Zimniuch is a wonderful baseball historian. This account of the expansion of Major League Baseball over the years will be of interest to all baseball fans.”—Mike Schmidt, Hall of Fame third baseman who hit 548 home runs during his eighteen-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies also of interest Baseball History from Outside the Lines A Reader Edited by John E. Dreifort $24.95s paperback • 978-0-8032-6587-5 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “The expansion of baseball has been a barometer of the sport’s cultural impact. Fran Zimniuch provides his readers with an understanding of the circumstances affecting baseball’s growth. He relates how the game’s expansion impacted its popularity and influence. Once this dispersal was accepted, baseball evolved into a truly national sport.”—Jerrold Casway, baseball historian and author of Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball june 248 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 8 tables $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3994-4 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4682-9 25 sp orts • baseball • american history Drama and Pride in the Gateway City The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals edited by john harry stahl and bill nowlin Associate Editors: Tom Heinlein, Russell Lake, and Leonard Levin april 376 pp. • 8 x 10 • 69 photographs, 45 tables $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4372-9 $30.95 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4608-9 memorable teams in baseball history series Mark Armour and Bill Nowlin, series editors; Copublished with the Society for American Baseball Research also of interest Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu The 1970 Baltimore Orioles 26 Edited by Mark Armour and Malcolm Allen $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3993-7 By 1964 the storied St. Louis Cardinals had gone seventeen years without so much as a pennant. Things began to turn around in 1953, when August A. Busch Jr. bought the team and famously asked where all the black players were. Under the leadership of men like Bing Devine and Johnny Keane, the Cardinals began signing talented players regardless of color, and slowly their star started to rise again. Drama and Pride in the Gateway City commemorates the team that Bing Devine built, the 1964 team that prevailed in one of the tightest three-way pennant races of all time and then went on to win the World Series, beating the New York Yankees in the full seven games. All the men come alive in these pages— pitchers Ray Sadecki and Bob Gibson, players Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bobby Shantz, manager Johnny Keane, his coaches, the Cardinals’ broadcasters, and Bill White, who would one day run the entire National League—along with the dramatic events that made the 1964 Cardinals such a memorable club in a memorable year. John Harry Stahl has contributed to four previous Society for American Baseball Research (sabr) books and is a member of sabr’s Baseball Biography Project (BioProject), which consists of more than two thousand biographies of Major and Minor League players, coaches, managers, and executives/owners. Bill Nowlin, vice president of sabr since 2004, has written more than thirty-five Red Sox–related books, most recently Fenway Park at 100: Baseball’s Hometown. sp orts • baseball • american history Bridging Two Dynasties The 1947 New York Yankees edited by lyle spatz Associate Editors: Maurice Bouchard and Leonard Levin Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favored Red Sox, along the way compiling an American League–record nineteen-game winning streak. They then went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game World Series that was the first to be televised and the first to feature an African American player. Bridging Two Dynasties commemorates this historic club— the players, on the field and off, and the events surrounding their remarkable season. Along with player biographies, including those of future Hall of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the book features a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent topics such as the winning streak, the Yankees’ involvement in Leo Durocher’s suspension, and the thrilling World Series. Lyle Spatz’s many books include 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York (with coauthor Steve Steinberg), winner of the 2011 Seymour Medal, and The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. “1947 was something else. Being twenty-one and in my first season, it felt marvelous to be on the Yankees, playing in Yankee Stadium with all those guys. Then winning the World Series against the Dodgers—that was awfully exciting.”—Yogi Berra memorable teams in baseball history series Mark Armour and Bill Nowlin, series editors; Copublished with the Society for American Baseball Research also of interest The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers Edited by Lyle Spatz $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3992-0 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “For all people interested in baseball and the Yankees, this book should be an enjoyable one. Virtually all these players were products of ‘The Greatest Generation.’ The vast majority of us were in the service of our country in World War II. . . . It was a team without rancor or discord. Ownership consisting of Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and Del Webb were supportive and balanced effectively the needs of being accessible but not intrusive. . . . It was a terrific Yankee year.”—Robert W. “Bobby” Brown, MD, former Yankees player and president of the American League 1984–94 april 368 pp. • 8 x 10 • 63 photographs, 39 stat tables $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4094-0 $30.95 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4609-6 27 sp orts • baseball • american history Philadelphia’s Top Fifty Baseball Players rich westcott Foreword by Dallas Green may 336 pp. • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4340-8 $28.95 Canadian/£18.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4607-2 also of interest The Era, 1947–1957 When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Roger Kahn With a new afterword by the author $22.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7805-9 28 Philadelphia’s Top Fifty Baseball Players takes a look at the greatest players in Philadelphia baseball history from the earliest days in 1830 through the Negro Leagues and into the modern era. Their ranks include batting champions, home run kings, Most Valuable Players, Cy Young Award winners, and Hall of Famers—from Ed Delahanty, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Roy Campanella, Mike Schmidt, and Ryan Howard to Negro Leagues stars Judy Johnson and Biz Mackey and other Philadelphia standouts such as Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen, Chuck Klein, Eddie Collins, and Reggie Jackson. For each player the book highlights memorable incidents and accomplishments and, above all, his place in Philadelphia’s rich baseball tradition. Rich Westcott is the author of twenty-two other books, many of which are about Philadelphia sports, including The Phillies Encyclopedia, Philadelphia’s Old Ballparks, Tales from the Phillies Dugout, and A Century of Philadelphia Sports. He is a pastpresident of the Philadelphia Sports Writers’ Association and is a member of three Halls of Fame. “This compilation of Philadelphia baseball legends takes me back to my childhood with idols like Schmidt, Carlton, and Bowa. Even my father’s teammates—Bunning, Allen, and Taylor—and some of the game’s greats reminiscent of Roberts and Whitey and Ennis. It also includes our current stars like Rollins, Utley, and Howard. It is a great grouping of athletes that traverses time and eras here in Philly. An enjoyable read for all fans, especially those looking for a trip down memory lane.”—Ruben Amaro Jr., senior vice president and general manager of the Phillies “Philadelphia has always been a great baseball city that has produced its share of stars. When the time came to discuss and debate the fifty top players produced here, the area’s best baseball historian and writer, Rich Westcott, does not disappoint. His latest work will induce fun baseball conversation about those who made the list and those who missed it.”—Chris Wheeler, longtime broadcaster for the Phillies “Rich Westcott’s latest historic survey of Philadelphia baseball provides an in-depth look at the greatest players with links to our talent-rich area. It brings to life names like Chief Bender, Chuck Klein, and Jimmie Foxx, and reminds us why modern-day players like Mike Schmidt, Mike Piazza, and Dick Allen were such incredible stars.”—Bob Brookover, baseball columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sp orts • baseball • literature 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die ron kaplan Propounding his “small ball theory” of sports literature, George Plimpton proposed that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.” Of course he had the relatively small baseball in mind, because its literature is formidable—vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction, and instruction to books about ballparks, business, and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide, far more fun than a reference work has any right to be. Ron Kaplan is a sports and features writer and editor for the New Jersey Jewish News. His book reviews, author interviews, and articles have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Baseball America, and Mental Floss, and he hosts a blog on baseball literature. “I don’t know whether Ron Kaplan took any performance-enhancing drugs, but he has accomplished something amazing. His book is the ultimate guide to baseball literature. If you love baseball or books or any combination thereof, you should pick this up now.”—A. J. Jacobs, author of The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World “This is a book guaranteed to make a baseball fan feel worse than I (a Red Sox fan) did on the last day of the 2011 season. You thought you had a decent baseball library, you thought you were a wellread fan . . . but no! You’re a rookie, and you haven’t read a fraction of all the memoirs, analyses, histories, and novels of baseball out there. But be of good cheer: a whole new world awaits, and Ron Kaplan has drawn you a treasure map.”—Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! also of interest Baseball before We Knew It A Search for the Roots of the Game David Block $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-6255-3 Bluegrass Baseball A Year in the Minor League Life Katya Cengel $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3535-9 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Ron Kaplan has remarkably and thankfully given us the tripleheader of baseball reference books. He has knowledgeably and entertainingly written a synopsis of, count ’em, 501 baseball books. This is a feat, and a very welcome one. A standing ovation for Ron Kaplan.”—Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times sports columnist april 400 pp. • 6 1/8 x 8 ¼ $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4073-5 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK e-book available •978-0-8032-4648-5 29 in Paperback New inNew (plus Bison Books logo) University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Paperback 30 autobiography • history military history • world war ii • journalism The World of Yesterday Southwest Passage stefan zweig Newly translated by Anthea Bell Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna—its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall. Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig draws a vivid and intimate account of his life and travels through Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London, touching on the very heart of European culture. His passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the edge of extinction. This new translation by award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig’s writing in arguably his most revealing work. Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was an Austrian novelist, journalist, biographer, and playwright prominent in the 1920s and 1930s. He is the author of several books, including the novels Beware of Pity and Confusion of Feelings and the biography Conqueror of the Seas: The Story of Magellan. Anthea Bell has translated many French, German, Danish, and Polish literary works into English. Her translations include Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoir The Pianist, W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, and numerous works of children’s literature. may 480 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 1 photograph $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2661-6 $28.95 Canadian Sales in United States and its dependencies and territories, Canada, and Mexico Introduction by Alex Belth At a time when few Americans had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down under with the U.S. armed forces as one of the first American war correspondents in the Pacific theater. With his excellent sense of humor and gift for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthur’s arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the daring Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. More frequently, Lardner wrote about the ordinary day and the average person. Traveling throughout the country, in Southwest Passage Lardner offers a glimpse of Australia in the 1940s and generates warmth and admiration for World War II fighters in the Pacific, whether Australian, New Zealander, aboriginal, or American. For generations of readers who have learned about World War II with the benefit of hindsight, Lardner’s tone, style, and selected topics give more than just entertaining anecdotes about the military in the Pacific; they are a view into the culture and society of midcentury America. John Lardner (1913–60), the eldest son of legendary American humorist Ring Lardner, was a frequent and much-honored contributor to the New Yorker, True, and Sport magazines and wrote three books. His work has been collected by editor John Schulian in The John Lardner Reader: A Press Box Legend’s Classic Sportswriting (Nebraska, 2010). Alex Belth is the author of Stepping Up: The Story of All-Star Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players’ Rights. “Mr. Lardner has the happy faculty of taking the war seriously without taking himself seriously. He does not go in for military master-minding or chest-thumping hysterics. He is content to be pleasantly entertaining.”—New York Times june 304 pp. • 5 ¼ x 8 • 1 map, 1 glossary $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4098-8 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “The World of Yesterday is ostensibly an autobiography, but it is much more than that. In this remarkably fine new translation, Anthea Bell perfectly captures Stefan Zweig’s glorious evocation of a lost world, Vienna’s golden age, in which he grew up and flourished.” —Ronald Harwood, award-winning author, playwright, and screenwriter The Yanks in the Pacific john lardner 31 military history • world war ii history • science • spaceflight The Sinking of the Laconia and the U-Boat War To a Distant Day University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Disaster in the Mid-Atlantic james p. duffy 32 The Rocket Pioneers chris gainor Foreword by Alfred Worden Packed with rich detail and analysis of what often transpired when merchant ships were sunk by U-boats, this dramatic book highlights the hazards of World War II at sea. At its center, James P. Duffy relates the story of the sinking of the British liner Laconia by the German U-boat u-156. On September 12, 1942, as Laconia sailed crowded with 1,800 Italian prisoners of war, 103 Polish soldiers, 286 mostly severely wounded British military personnel, 80 civilians, and 463 officers and crew, she was hit by two torpedoes fired by u-156. Laconia’s captain ordered the vessel abandoned, and within an hour, she sank. Perhaps surprisingly, the German Uboat then surfaced and sent a signal that brought two other U-boats, an Italian submarine, and three Vichy French warships to assist with rescue operations. The rescue operation by German ships and the subsequent bombing raid by Allied aircraft are both compelling stories and events that had major repercussions for the conduct of the war. In the wake of the incident, German admiral Karl Dönitz issued instructions known as the Laconia Order demanding that all attempts to rescue survivors from Allied merchant ships be ended. The order provoked an international outcry against inhumane treatment of survivors stranded at sea. After the war, Dönitz was charged with and acquitted of war crimes in connection with this order. James P. Duffy is a writer who specializes in military history. He has written numerous books, including Target: America: Hitler’s Plan to Attack the United States and Hitler’s Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II, available in a Bison Books edition. Although the dream of flying is as old as the human imagination, the notion of rocketing into space may have originated with Chinese gunpowder experiments during the Middle Ages. Rockets as both weapons and entertainment are examined in this engaging history of how human beings acquired the ability to catapult themselves into space. Chris Gainor’s irresistible narrative introduces us to pioneers such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Robert Goddard, and Hermann Oberth, who pointed the way to the cosmos by generating the earliest wave of international enthusiasm for space exploration. It shows us German engineer Wernher von Braun creating the v-2, the first large rocket, which, though opening the door to space, failed utterly as the “wonder weapon” it was meant to be. From there Gainor follows the space race to the Soviet Union and the United States, giving us a close look at the competitive hysteria that led to Sputnik, satellites, space probes, and—finally—human flight into space in 1961. As much a story of cultural ambition and personal destiny as of scientific progress and technological history, To a Distant Day offers a complete and thoroughly compelling account of humanity’s determined efforts—sometimes poignant, sometimes amazing, sometimes mad—to leave the earth behind. Chris Gainor, a historian of technology, is the author of Arrows to the Moon: Avro’s Engineers and the Space Race, Who Killed the Avro Arrow?, and Canada in Space: The People and Stories behind Canada’s Role in the Exploration of Space. Alfred Worden was an Apollo 15 astronaut. april 264 pp. • 6 x 9 • 29 photographs, 1 illustration $22.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4521-1 $26.50 Canadian/£14.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-2258-8 152 pp. • 6 x 9 • 15 photographs $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4540-2 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK july outward odyssey: a people’s history of spaceflight series Colin Burgess, series editor letters • american history Affection and Trust The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953–1971 harry s. truman and dean acheson Introduction by David McCullough In this riveting collection, available for the first time in paperback, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and nato, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson’s death at the age of seventy-eight, we find them sharing the often surprising and always illuminating opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing. Unbuttoned, careless of language, unburdened by political ambition or vanity, Truman and Acheson reveal their characters and their loyalty to each other on every page. Truman, a Missouri farmer with the unpolished but sharp intellect of a largely self-educated man, and Acheson, well educated, urbane, and affluent, seem an unlikely pair. But both men shared a deep and abiding patriotism and a taste for politics that transcended their very different backgrounds. Affection and Trust is a remarkable book that brings to light the very human side of two of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century. Harry S. Truman was the thirty-third president of the United States. Dean Acheson was secretary of state during the Truman administration. David McCullough is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the author of John Adams and Truman, both Pulitzer Prize winners. “Scholars and historians will be mining this trove for years to come.”—Dr. Henry Kissinger “What a wonderful book this is; a treasure abundant with little gems of statecraft, patriotism, and keen observation by two honorable men.”—Ken Burns “A revelatory collection of letters, these missives exchanged between a former president and his secretary of state simply defy simple characterization. . . . Valuable to historians, the divulgences in these letters will equally intrigue history readers.”—Booklist also of interest I Rose Like a Rocket The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt Paul Grondahl $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-5987-4 No sales in British Commonwealth except Canada Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution Jonathan R. Dull $14.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3033-0 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “What pure joy it is to read this astonishing exchange of letters between these two giant figures. This unreserved and surprisingly tender correspondence is simultaneously a moving tribute to friendship, a historical treasure, and a fabulous read from start to finish.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin march 368 pp. • 6 x 9 • 12 photographs $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4526-6 $28.95 Canadian Sales in United States and Canada only 33 fiction / the prairie trilogy O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark Willa Cather said that O Pioneers! was her first authentic novel, “the first time I walked off on my own feet— everything before was half real and half an imitation of writers whom I admired.” Cather’s novel of life on the Nebraska frontier established her reputation as a writer of great note and marked a significant turning point in her artistic development. No longer would she let literary convention guide the form of her writing; the materials themselves would dictate the structure. Cather’s O Pioneers! is the sentimental and somewhat controversial story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish pioneers that settles for life on the American prairie. While Alexandra, the family matriarch, is able to turn the family farm into a financial success, her brother Emil must grapple with the solace and tragedy of forbidden love. A novel surprisingly ahead of its time, this protofeminist work touches on a wide range of enduring themes, including love, marriage, temptation, and isolation. Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark, depicts the growth of an artist, singer Thea Kronborg, a character inspired by the Swedish-born immigrant and renowned Wagnerian soprano Olive Fremstad. Thea’s early life, however, has much in common with Cather’s own. Set from 1885 to 1909, the novel traces Thea’s long journey from her fictional hometown of Moonstone, Colorado, to her source of inspiration in the Southwest, and to New York and the Metropolitan Opera House. As she makes her way in the world from an unlikely background, Thea distills all her experiences and relationships into the power and passion of her singing, despite the cost. The Song of the Lark presents Cather’s vision of a true artist. University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu willa cather 34 Willa Cather (1873–1947) was born in Virginia; her family moved to Nebraska in 1883 and eventually settled in Red Cloud. After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1895, she returned to Red Cloud briefly before moving east to work on Home Monthly and eventually McClure’s. Her first published books were the poetry collection April Twilights and the short-story collection The Troll Garden. O' Pioneers is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes The Song of the Lark and My Ántonia, all available in Bison Books editions. In 1923 Cather received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours. january 274 pp. • 6 x 9 $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4571-6 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK willa cather june 543 pp. • 6 x 9 $23.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4572-3 $27.50 Canadian/£15.99 UK fiction My Ántonia willa cather Illustrated by W. T. Benda Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, this novel secured Willa Cather a place in the first rank of American writers. Cather called My Ántonia “the best thing I’ve done.” For Oliver Wendell Holmes, My Ántonia had “unfailing charm, perhaps not to be defined; a beautiful tenderness, a vivifying imagination that transforms but does not distort or exaggerate.” H. L. Mencken declared it “one of the best [novels] any American has ever done.” Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, published in 1918. Old immigrant neighbors inspired many of the characters, particularly the heroine. Ántonia Shimerda is memorable as the warmhearted daughter of Bohemians who must adapt to a hard life on the desolate prairie. She survives and matures, a pioneer woman made radiant by spirit. W. T. Benda (1873–1948) was an illustrator and painter whose work appeared in numerous formats, including books, magazines, and advertisements. june 390 pp. • 6 x 9 • 8 illustrations $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4570-9 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK Tin God terese svoboda “This is God,” the novel begins, and we are spinning on our way into the heart of a Midwest that spans spirits and centuries and forever redefines the middle of nowhere. Whispers plague a desperate conquistador lost in tall prairie grass. Four hundred years later, a male go-go dancer flings a bag of dope into the same field. God, in the person of a perm-giving, sheetcake-baking Nebraska farm woman, casts a jaundiced yet merciful eye over the unfolding chaos. Fire and a pair of judiciously applied pantyhose bring the two stories together. A contemplation of divinity and drugs on the ground, Tin God is a funny yet poignant, time-shifting story of the plains that transcends its interstate spine and exposes us to a whole new level of Terese Svoboda’s fiery prose. Terese Svoboda, a native of Ogallala, Nebraska, is the author of five volumes of poetry and four novels, including Bohemian Girl (Nebraska, 2011); a collection of short stories, Trailer Girl and Other Stories (Nebraska, 2009); a nonfiction book, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent: A GI’s Secret from Postwar Japan, winner of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize; and a New York Times Book Review Writer’s Choice selection, Cleaned the Crocodile’s Teeth, translated from the Nuer, the language of a South Sudanese people, many of whom have settled in Nebraska. april 192 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4575-4 $19.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-5639-2 flyover fiction series Ron Hansen, series editor University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Fabulous fabulist Svoboda checks in to indulge a talent for wild, sketchy comedy. Laid in Willa Cather country, this quick take has some of Thomas Pynchon’s quirky Americana crossed with the Indian tales of Jaime de Angulo. . . . Svoboda loves her red-state mopes, and that warmth both illuminates and animates her eccentric prose.”—Publishers Weekly 35 science fiction memoir The End of the Dream This Is Not the Ivy League University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu philip wylie 36 In The End of the Dream, venerated science-fiction author Philip Wylie trains his sights on the ultimate catastrophe—the destruction of the world through human beings’ unheeding and willful poisoning of the atmosphere, the land, the seas and rivers, and finally of the human race itself. The End of the Dream describes a horrific future when toxic chemicals, mutated creatures, and noxious gases all contribute to the eventual death of the human race and of the earth itself through a choking, painful, and pitiless exposure to foul air, disease, and the eruptions of outraged nature. Shortly before his death in 1971, Wylie wrote this warning on the dangers of pollution in the hope that constructive action against environmental disasters might yet be possible. Although many positive changes have taken place in the intervening forty years, Wylie’s haunting tale still points out many unaddressed abuses—abuses that still have the potential to cause enormous damage to the ecosystem and humanity. The End of the Dream is still relevant today—its dire tableau highlights now as earlier the problems and choices we continue to face. Philip Wylie (1902–71) was a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction, and his earliest books exercised great influence in twentieth-century sciencefiction pulp magazines and comic books, including The Savage Gentleman, which inspired Doc Savage. His books Gladiator, When Worlds Collide, Tomorrow!, and Disappearance are all available from the University of Nebraska Press. july 264 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4543-3 No sales in British Commonwealth beyond armageddon series A Memoir mary clearman blew Mary Clearman Blew’s education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a oneroom rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. This Is Not the Ivy League is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman—pressured by husband and parents to be the conventional wife of the 1950s, persisting in her pursuit of an education, trailed by a reluctant husband and small children through graduate school, and finally entering the job market with a PhD in English only to find a whole new set of pressures and prejudices. This memoir is Blew’s behind-the-scenes account of pursuing a career at a time when a woman’s place in the world was supposed to have limits. It is a story of both the narrowing perspective of the social norm and the ever-expanding possibilities of a woman who refuses to be told what she can and cannot be. Mary Clearman Blew is the author of the acclaimed essay collection All But the Waltz and the memoir Balsamroot. She is the editor of When Montana and I Were Young: A Memoir of a Frontier Childhood, available in a Bison Books edition. Her most recent novel, Jackalope Dreams, is also available in a Bison Books edition. She is a professor of English at the University of Idaho and has twice won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, once in fiction and once in nonfiction. She is also the winner of a Western Heritage Award and the Western Literature Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. march 224 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4520-4 $20.95 Canadian/£11.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-3780-3 american lives series Tobias Wolff, series editor memoir • literary nonfiction Breathing in the Fullness of Time william kloefkorn The “tell-all” memoir takes on new meaning in the work of poet William Kloefkorn, whose accounts of the moments and movements of life touch on everything that matters, the prosaic and the profound, the extraordinary in the everyday, and the familiar in the new and strange. The fourth and final installment in Kloefkorn’s reflections, Breathing in the Fullness of Time departs from the elements ruling the other volumes—water, fire, and earth—and floats its insights and observations, its memories and anecdotes on the now wild, now whispering element of air. In this final volume, this consummate storyteller uses his characteristically droll sense of humor to recapture time that, once experienced, is never really lost. His remembrances include a foray into college football, a stint in the Marines, a drift in a twelve-foot johnboat on the Loup River, learning to get a hog’s attention, marriage at last to a childhood sweetheart, a sojourn in California, and a return to Nebraska to teach. The moments, large and small, sad and funny and fine, multiply to become a moving picture of life caught in the act of passing by. “Nothing attracts a reader to a book like humor and charm, both of which this author exhibits in abundance. . . . What makes this volume so gratifying is how the essays span a complete life and are integrated into a cohesive whole. The language and phrasing, the poetry that is woven through the book, the images and description, and [Kloefkorn’s] humor weave the stories together and provide the reader with a deeply satisfying reading experience.”—ForeWord magazine “With homespun candor and hard-won recognition, Kloefkorn’s reveries reveal the persuasive benediction of a life well lived.” —Booklist “Kloefkorn may be the most readable writer on the planet. Reading this book is like listening to a great storyteller with perfect pace pinning you to your chair. It’s a delight to read.”—Kent Meyers, author of The Work of Wolves and The Witness of Combines may 248 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4523-5 $19.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-2263-2 also of interest by william kloefkorn This Death by Drowning $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7799-1 Restoring the Burnt Child A Primer $14.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-1872-7 At Home on This Moveable Earth $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4351-4 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 “Nobody is a better storyteller than Bill Kloefkorn. You wish these Mark Twain monologues would go on forever. Finishing Breathing in the Fullness of Time, you want to invent some fifth element beyond air, earth, fire, and water to occasion one more volume.” —David Pichaske, Great Plains Quarterly William Kloefkorn (1932–2011) was an emeritus professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Nebraska’s state poet. He is the author of many volumes of poetry, including Swallowing the Soap: New and Selected Poems, as well as the other three volumes in his four-part memoir: This Death by Drowning, Restoring the Burnt Child, and At Home on This Moveable Earth, all published by the University of Nebraska Press. 37 native studies • american history University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu A Choice Outstanding Academic Title The Great Sioux Nation The Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890 Foreword by Philip J. Deloria With a new introduction by the editor A broad range of perspectives from Natives and non-Natives makes this book the most complete account and analysis yet of the Lakota ghost dance. A revitalization movement that swept across Native communities of the West in the late 1880s, the ghost dance took firm hold among the Lakotas, perplexed and alarmed government agents, sparked the intervention of the U.S. Army, and culminated in the massacre of hundreds of Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee in December 1890. Although the Lakota ghost dance has been the subject of much previous historical study, the views of the Lakota participants have not been fully explored, in part because they have been available only in the Lakota language. Moreover, emphasis has been placed on the event as a shared historical incident rather than as a dynamic meeting ground of multiple groups with differing perspectives. In The Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890, Rani-Henrik Andersson examines hitherto untranslated Lakota accounts. This book presents these Indian accounts together with the views and observations of Indian agents, the U.S. Army, missionaries, the mainstream press, and Congress. This comprehensive, complex, and compelling study not only collects these diverse viewpoints but also explores and analyzes the political, cultural, and economic connections between them. Rani-Henrik Andersson is an Academy of Finland Fellow at the University of Helsinki. Sitting in Judgment on America edited by roxanne dunbar ortiz 38 native studies • american history “If the moral issues raised by the Sioux people in the federal courtroom that cold month of December 1974 spark a recognition among the readers of a common destiny of humanity over and above the rules and regulations, the codes and statutes, and the power of the establishment to enforce its will, then the sacrifice of the Sioux people will not have been in vain.”—Vine Deloria Jr. The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America is the story of the Sioux Nation’s fight to regain its land and sovereignty, highlighting the events of 1973–74, including the protest at Wounded Knee. It features pieces by some of the most prominent scholars and Indian activists of the twentieth century, including Vine Deloria Jr., Simon Ortiz, Dennis Banks, Father John Powell, Russell Means, Raymond DeMallie, and Henry Crow Dog. It also features primary documents and firsthand accounts of the activists’ work and of the trial. New to this Bison Books edition is a foreword by Philip J. Deloria and an introduction by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is a historian and professor emerita of ethnic studies at California State University, East Bay, and the author of several books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and Indians of the Americas: Human Rights and Self-Determination. Philip J. Deloria, the son of Vine Deloria Jr., is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor and an associate dean for undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. may 224 pp. • 8 ½ x 11 • 21 photographs, 1 map $21.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4483-2 $24.95 Canadian/£14.99 UK rani-henrik andersson “Highly recommended for all those wishing to learn more about this exceedingly important chapter in Native American–white relations.���—Harvey Markowitz, Journal of American History july 464 pp. • 6 x 9 • 5 photographs, 7 illustrations, 1 table, 5 appendixes $35.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4591-4 $39.95 Canadian/£23.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-2042-3 native studies • film & theater legal studies • women's studies • history Winner of the 2011 Emory Elliott Book Award Women Who Kill Men Reservation Reelism Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film michelle h. raheja “Deeply researched and beautifully conceptualized and written, this volume will be of great interest to scholars of history, film, and indigenous cultural production.”—Beth H. Piatote, Western Historical Quarterly july 360 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 29 photographs, 1 illustration $30.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4597-6 $34.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-3445-1 The period 1870–1958 was revolutionary in the lives of women. Society’s shifting perceptions of women and their role were apparent in the courtroom. Women Who Kill Men analyzes eighteen sensational cases of women on trial for murder in this period to identify the intersections of media, law, and gender in California. The fascinating details of these murder trials, documented in court records and embellished newspaper coverage, mirrored the changing public image of women. Most women and their attorneys relied on gendered stereotypes and language to create their defense and sometimes to leverage their status in a patriarchal system. Those who could successfully dress and act the part of the victim were most often able to win the sympathy of the jury. Gender mattered. And though the norms shifted over time, the press, attorneys, and juries were all informed by contemporary gender stereotypes. Gordon Morris Bakken is a professor of history at California State University, Fullerton. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Practicing Law in Frontier California (Nebraska, 2006) and Mining Law of 1872: Past, Politics, and Prospects. Brenda Farrington is a lecturer in the history department at Chapman University. She has coauthored or coedited several books with Gordon Morris Bakken, including Law in the West and Encyclopedia of Women in the American West. may 296 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 11 photographs $25.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4544-0 $28.95 Canadian/£18.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-2657-9 law in the american west series John R. Wunder, series editor University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 In this engaging account, Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, and spectators who not only helped shape Hollywood’s representation of Indigenous peoples but also, through their very participation, complicated the dominant, and usually negative, messages about Native peoples in film. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous images have been displayed to non-Native audiences. As such, these films have been highly influential in shaping perceptions of Indigenous peoples as, for example, a dying race or inherently unable or unwilling to adapt to change. Films with genuinely Indigenous plots and subplots, however, clearly attest a different aspect of Native presence in a culture that largely defines Native peoples as invisible or separate. In Reservation Reelism, Raheja traces positive representations in film that reflect the complex and vibrant experiences of Native peoples and communities. Michelle H. Raheja is an associate professor of English and director of the California Center for Native Nations at the University of California, Riverside. Her articles have appeared in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, American Quarterly, and edited volumes. California Courts, Gender, and the Press gordon morris bakken and brenda farrington 39 sp orts • baseball • american history sp orts • baseball • american history In the Best Interests of Baseball? After Many a Summer Governing the National Pastime andrew zimbalist University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu With a new preface and epilogue by the author 40 In the Best Interests of Baseball? is a thoughtful, balanced look at the impact of the ninth commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, on the sport as well as an examination of the commissioner’s position in a historical context. The more controversial topics Andrew Zimbalist probes include the conflicts of interest arising from Selig’s original role as owner/commissioner; Selig’s response to the persistent steroids scandal; the commissioner’s role in promoting and marketing the sport; player relations and the collective-bargaining agreement; managing explosive conflicts among the owners; the game’s economic challenges; major changes made on Selig’s watch; and Selig’s growing compensation. Underlying this very public evaluation is a far more challenging question: given the legal, economic, and political architecture of Major League Baseball, can any commissioner act in the best interest of the game? Based on dozens of interviews with Selig, former president and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball Bob DuPuy, and scores of baseball insiders and interested outsiders, as well as on mountains of historic baseball documents, In the Best Interests of Baseball? challenges everything you thought you knew about the game, the Major Leagues, the players, the owners, and, most of all, the man at the helm. This edition includes a new preface and epilogue by the author discussing the developments in the baseball industry since 2005 and anticipating what lies ahead for the national pastime. Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College. He is the author of numerous books, including May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy. march 280 pp. • 6 x 9 • 20 photographs, 1 table $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4535-8 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball robert e. murphy By the mid-1950s, New York had been the unrivaled capital of America’s national pastime for a century, a place where baseball was followed with truly fanatical fervor. The city’s three teams—the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers—had over the previous decade rewarded their fans’ devotion with stellar performances: from 1947 to 1957, one or more of these teams had played in the World Series every year but one. Yet on opening day 1958, the Giants and the Dodgers were gone. Their owners, Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, had ripped them away from their longtime home and from the hearts of millions of devoted and passionate fans and taken the teams to California. How did it happen? Who was to blame? The relocation of the Giants and the Dodgers, an event that transcended sports and altered the landscape of New York City, has never been addressed with the depth, detail, and insight offered here by Robert E. Murphy. As informed as it is entertaining, After Many a Summer is rich in baseball lore, civic history, and the wheeling and dealing, alliances and betrayals, and sharp-elbowed machinations of bigcity business and politics. Robert E. Murphy lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a senior writer for The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge, and his books have focused on New York City history. His articles have appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, and Travel & Leisure, among other publications. march 440 pp. • 6 x 9 • 23 photographs $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4573-0 $28.95 Canadian/£18.99 UK sp orts • baseball • american history Beyond DiMaggio Italian Americans in Baseball lawrence baldassaro Foreword by Dom DiMaggio april 520 pp. • 6 x 9 • 39 photographs $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4620-1 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-3467-3 Winner of Silver Medal at 2012 ippy Awards in the sports/fitness/recreation category Banzai Babe Ruth Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan robert k. fitts In November 1934, as the United States and Japan drifted toward war, a team of American League All-Stars that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, future secret agent Moe Berg, and Connie Mack barnstormed across the Land of the Rising Sun. Hundreds of thousands of fans, many waving Japanese and American flags, welcomed the team with shouts of “Banzai! Banzai, Babe Ruth!” The All-Stars stayed for a month, playing eighteen games, spawning professional baseball in Japan, and spreading goodwill. Politicians on both sides of the Pacific hoped that the amity generated by the tour—and the two nations’ shared love of the game—could help heal their growing political differences. But the Babe and baseball could not overcome Japan’s growing nationalism, and a bloody coup d’état by young army officers and an assassination attempt by the ultranationalist War Gods Society jeopardized the tour’s success. A tale of international intrigue, espionage, attempted murder, and, of course, baseball, Banzai Babe Ruth is the first detailed account of the doomed attempt to reconcile the United States and Japan through the 1934 All American baseball tour. Robert K. Fitts provides a wonderful story about baseball, nationalism, and American and Japanese cultural history. Robert K. Fitts is the author of Wally Yonamine (Nebraska, 2008) and Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game. “Banzai Babe Ruth deserves a spot in any baseball (or Japan) lover’s library.”—Robert Whiting, Wall Street Journal march 368 pp. • 6 x 9 • 35 photographs, 1 map, 3 appendixes $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4581-5 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4024-7 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 Berra, Rizzuto, Lasorda, Torre, Conigliaro, Santo, Piazza. Casual baseball fans—in fact, even many nonfans— know these names, not as Italian Americans but as some of the most colorful figures in Major League Baseball. Ever since future Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri became a key part of the Yankees’ Murderers’ Row lineup of 1926, Italian Americans have been among the most prominent and intriguing players in the game. The first comprehensive study of the topic, Beyond DiMaggio is also a social history of baseball, tracing the evolution of American perceptions toward those of Italian descent as it chronicles the baseball exploits that influenced those perceptions. Lawrence Baldassaro tells the stories of Italian Americans’ contributions to the game, from Joe DiMaggio, who transcended his ethnic identity to become an American icon, to A. Bartlett Giamatti, who served as commissioner of baseball, to Mike Piazza, considered the greatest hitting catcher ever. Baldassaro conducted more than fifty interviews with players, coaches, managers, and executives— some with careers dating back to the thirties—in order to put all these figures and their stories into the historical context of baseball, Italian Americans, and, finally, the culture of American sports. Lawrence Baldassaro is a professor emeritus of Italian at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is the editor of Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life and The American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity. Dom DiMaggio, youngest brother of Joe and Vince DiMaggio, made his Major League debut on April 16, 1940, for the Boston Red Sox. He died in 2009 at the age of ninety-two. sp orts • baseball • american history 41 sp orts • golf • humor sp orts • basketball One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time Out of the Bunker and into the Trees, or The Secret of High-Tension Golf rex lardner University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Photographs by Burt Owen 42 For less expense than a lost bet on the links, you can learn how to get “out of the bunker and into the trees.” Rex Lardner, a unique stylist who hit his best shots when in a towering rage, reveals the secrets every golfer needs to know, including how to loft a ball out of your own trouser cuff; how to properly grip the 2-wood when smashing it against a tree; and how to hit special “trick” shots—the fade, the slice, the yip—without a club if necessary. Out of the Bunker and into the Trees is essential reading for those looking to correct typical golfing faults. If you are an inconsistent putter, Lardner demonstrates how you never need to take more than six putts to hole out on any green. Too much reliance on advice from strangers? Lardner presents an object lesson with his traumatic experiences teaching pros. Originally published in 1960, Out of the Bunker and into the Trees is so funny that various chapters have been widely reprinted in sports magazines. Readers today continue to enjoy this delightful parody of golf and golfers by a humorist who claimed to have discovered the reason people play golf: “to destroy themselves.” Rex Lardner (1918–98) is the author of fifteen books, including The Lardner Report, Downhill Lies and Other Falsehoods, and Ali. He was also a journalist and the chief writer for Ernie Kovacs on radio and television shows. Burt Owen was a photographer for publications such as Living for Young Homemakers and Sports Illustrated. april 192 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 32 photographs $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4574-7 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK Bird at the Buzzer UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women’s Basketball Classic jeff goldberg Foreword by Doris Burke On March 6, 2001, the top two women’s college basketball teams in the nation, UConn and Notre Dame, played what was arguably the greatest game in the history of the sport. When UConn’s Sue Bird hit a twelve-foot pull-up jumper at the buzzer over national player of the year Ruth Riley in the Big East Tournament championship game, it marked the end of an epic contest that featured five future Olympians and eight first-round wnba selections. Bird at the Buzzer re-creates this unique season with a detailed account of the games that led up to—and beyond—the tournament finale; profiles of the two coaches, UConn’s Geno Auriemma and Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw; close-ups of the players who made the year so memorable; and, finally, an in-depth recap of the game worthy of being designated espn’s first-ever women’s basketball “Instant Classic.” A see-saw affair in which neither team led by more than eight points, the 2001 Big East championship game encapsulates the quintessential inside story of the individual talents and skills, the team spirit and smarts, and the momentby-moment realities of college athletics that made this season a snapshot of sports at its finest. Jeff Goldberg covered the 2001 Big East Tournament final for the Chicago Tribune and was the Hartford Courant’s UConn women’s beat writer from 2001 to 2006. Doris Burke is a television reporter who covers both men’s and women’s college and pro games for espn and abc Sports. march 320 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 10 photographs, 3 tables $21.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4522-8 $24.95 Canadian/£15.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-3540-3 history • jewish studies • germany world war ii • jewish studies • holocaust Between Philosemitism and Antisemitism Winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in the Writing Based on Archival Material category Defenses of Jews and Judaism in Germany, 1871–1932 alan t. levenson With a new afterword by the author july 216 pp. • 6 x 9 $25.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4576-1 $28.95 Canadian/£16.99 UK The Holocaust in the Soviet Union yitzhak arad Translated by Ora Cummings Published by the University of Nebraska Press and Yad Vashem, The Holocaust in the Soviet Union is the most complete account to date of Soviet Jews during World War II and the Holocaust (1941–45). Reports, records, documents, and research previously unavailable in English enable Yitzhak Arad to trace the Holocaust in the German-occupied territories of the Soviet Union through three separate periods in which German political and military goals in the occupied territories dictated the treatment of Jews. Arad’s examination of the differences between the Holocaust in the Soviet Union compared to other European nations reveals how Nazi ideological attacks on the Soviet Union, which included war on “Judeo-Bolshevism,” led to harsher treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union than in most other occupied territories. This historical narrative presents a wealth of information from German, Russian, and Jewish archival sources that will be invaluable to scholars, researchers, and the general public for years to come. Yitzhak Arad served as the director of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Authority, from 1972 to 1993. He is the author or editor of several books, including Documents on the Holocaust: Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union, 8th edition (Nebraska, 1999) and In the Shadow of the Red Banner: Soviet Jews in War Against Nazi Germany. july 720 pp. • 6 x 9 • 1 map, 7 tables $40.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4519-8 $45.95 Canadian/£26.99 UK No sales in Israel or Palestinian Authority e-book available • 978-0-8032-2270-0 comprehensive history of the holocaust series Copublished with Yad Vashem University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 Philosemitism, as Alan T. Levenson explains, is “any pro-Jewish or pro-Judaic utterance or act.” The German term for this phenomenon appeared in the language at roughly the same time as its more famous counterpart, antisemitism, and its emergence signifies an important, often neglected aspect of German-Jewish encounters. Between Philosemitism and Antisemitism is the first assessment of the non-Jewish defense of Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness from the foundation of the German Reich in 1871 until the ascent of the Nazis in 1932, when befriending Jews became a crime. Levenson takes an interdisciplinary look at fiction, private correspondence, and published works defending Jews and Judaism in early twentiethcentury Germany. He reappraises the missionary Protestant defense of Judaism and advocacy of Jewry by members of the German peace movement. Literary analysis of popular novels with positive Jewish characters and exploration of the reception of Herzlian Zionism further illuminate this often overlooked aspect of German-Jewish history. Levenson’s new afterword vividly surveys the past decade of philosemitism studies, and in a reading of Die Weltbühne, Weimar Germany’s most celebrated leftwing intellectual journal, he justifies the widely contested term of philosemitism. Alan T. Levenson holds the Schusterman Professorship for Jewish Intellectual and Religious History at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Spinoza to Soloveitchik and The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible: How Scholars in Germany, Israel, and America Transformed an Ancient Text. Named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine 43 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Special Interest 44 sp orts • social science history • jewish studies • holocaust Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives Bringing the Dark Past to Light randolph feezell There’s more to sports than the ethos of competition, entertainment, and commercialism expressed in popular media and discourse. Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives discusses sport in the context of several traditional philosophical questions, including: What is a good human life and how does sport factor into it? To whom do we look for ethical guidance? What makes human activities or projects meaningful? Randolph Feezell examines these questions along with other relevant topics in the philosophy of sport such as the contribution of play to a meaningful life, the various reasons for pessimistic views of sport, the various claims that celebrated athletes are role models, and the seldom-questioned view that coaches are in a position to offer advice to athletes on how to live or on leadership skills. He also discusses the way that non-Western attitudes found in Buddhism, Taoism, and the Bhagavad Gita might be used to address the vulnerabilities of sports participants. Feezell draws from current sports issues, popular literature, and contemporary sports figures to shed light on the attraction and value of sports and examine the accompanying ethical issues. Randolph Feezell is a professor of philosophy at Creighton University. He is the author of many books including Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection and the coauthor, with Craig Clifford, of Sport and Character: Reclaiming the Principles of Sportsmanship. Despite the Holocaust’s profound impact on the history of Eastern Europe, the communist regimes successfully repressed public discourse about and memory of this tragedy. Since the collapse of communism in 1989, however, this has changed. Not only has a wealth of archival sources become available, but there have also been oral history projects and interviews recording the testimonies of eyewitnesses who experienced the Holocaust as children and young adults. This volume of original essays explores the memory of the Holocaust and the Jewish past in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Devoting space to every postcommunist country, the essays in Bringing the Dark Past to Light explore how the memory of the “dark pasts” of Eastern European nations is being recollected and reworked. In addition, it examines how this memory shapes the collective identities and the social identity of ethnic and national minorities. As the essays make clear, memory of the Holocaust has practical implications regarding the current development of national cultures and international relations. John-Paul Himka is a professor of history and classics at the University of Alberta. He is the author of Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians. Joanna Beata Michlic is the director and founder of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University and is the author of Poland’s Threatening Other (Nebraska, 2006). july 736 pp. • 6 x 9 • 6 photographs $50.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2544-2 $57.50 Canadian/£34.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4647-8 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 july 304 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $30.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-7153-1 $34.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-7165-4 The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe edited and with an introduction by john-paul himka and joanna beata michlic 45 art • pho tography Encounters Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art edited by brandon k. ruud With contributions by Brandon K. Ruud, Britt Salvesen, Gregory Nosan, Zeynep Çelik, Sarah Feit, Keith Davis, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Janet L. Farber, Ashley Hussmann, Robert G. O’Meally, Sharon L. Kennedy march 256 pp. • 9 x 12 • 139 color photographs $50.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4518-1 $57.50 Canadian/£31.00 UK american transnationalism: perspectives from the sheldon museum of art series also of interest The Geometric Unconscious A Century of Abstraction Edited by Jorge Daniel Veneciano $50.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4092-6 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Fabulous Harlequin 46 ORLAN and the Patchwork Self Edited by Jorge Daniel Veneciano and Rhonda K. Garelick $44.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3475-8 In this volume, the Sheldon Museum of Art presents more than one hundred examples from its distinguished photography collection, which contains nearly twenty-five hundred objects. Encompassing the full range of photographic history, Encounters showcases recognized masterpieces, recent acquisitions, and rarely seen treasures by a diverse range of artists, including Berenice Abbott, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Käsebier, André Kertész, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yinka Shonibare, Paul Strand, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Carrie Mae Weems. Encounters explores photography through the lens of transnationalism, highlighting the artistic, cultural, geographic, scientific, and technological conflicts and concurrences that have shaped the modern photographic image. Arranged thematically rather than chronologically, the catalog addresses issues such as tourism, souvenir production, and the search for authenticity in the face of increasing industrialization; the transmission of American, European, and Mexican forms of modernism; gender identity and sexuality; the real and perceived tensions between nature and the built environment; and the convergences of art and science, craft and technology. Images are set within their context by the catalog’s principal author, Brandon K. Ruud, and are accompanied by lively, thought-provoking essays by a team of scholars that includes Zeynep Çelik, Keith F. Davis, Gregory Nosan, Robert G. O’Meally, Britt Salveson, and the museum’s director, Jorge Daniel Veneciano. Brandon K. Ruud is the curator of transnational American art at the Sheldon Museum of Art. He is the editor of Karl Bodmer’s North American Prints (Nebraska, 2004), which was named a New York Times notable book. More recently, he contributed to the catalogs American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago and Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago. University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 Clockwise from top: Berenice Abbott. Cliff and Ferry Streets, 1935. Courtesy of Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics. • Renée Cox. Mother of Us All, 2004. © Renée Cox. • Graciela Iturbide. El gallo, Juchitán, 1986. Courtesy Graciela Iturbide. • Richard Misrach. Desert Fire #1, Burning Palms, 1983. © Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, and Pace/ MacGill Gallery, New York. • orlan. Painting Portrait of Ru-Ton-Ye-Wee-Ma, Strutting Pigeon, Wife of White Cloud, with orlan’s Photographic Portrait, 2005. Courtesy of ORLAN and Galerie Michel Rein. 47 native studies • art In Sun’s Likeness and Power, 2-Volume Set Cheyenne Accounts of Shield and Tipi Heraldry james mooney Transcribed and edited by Father Peter J. Powell According to traditional Cheyenne belief, shields are living, spirit-filled beings, radiating supernatural power from the Supreme Being for protection and blessing. Shields stand at the nexus of several dimensions of Cheyenne culture, including spirituality, warfare, and artistic expression. From 1902 to 1906, fifty Cheyenne elders spoke with famed ethnologist James Mooney, sharing with him their interpretations of shield heraldry. Mooney’s handwritten field notes of these conversations are the single best source of information on Plains Native shields available and are a source of inestimable value today for both the Cheyennes and for scholars. In 1955, with the blessing and permission of the Keepers of the Two Great Covenants and the Chiefs and Headmen of the Northern and Southern Cheyenne People, Father Peter J. Powell began a five-decade effort to help preserve the religion, culture, and history of the Cheyenne People for the generations ahead. His transcriptions and annotations of Mooney’s notes on Cheyenne heraldry is the culmination of these efforts. This twovolume set features nearly 150 color illustrations as well as more than 50 black and white photographs. University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu may 48 936 pp. • 8 x 10 • 144 color plates, 54 b&w photographs, 82 symbols $250.00s set • 978-0-8032-3822-0 $287.50 Canadian/£156.00 UK also of interest The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 James Mooney $39.95s paperback • 978-0-8032-8177-6 Cheyenne Memories of the Custer Fight A Source Book Compiled and edited by Richard G. Hardorff $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7311-5 The Year the Stars Fell Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian Edited by Candace S. Greene and Russell Thornton $45.00 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2211-3 James Mooney (1861–1921) was an American anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology for more than thirty-five years and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on Native Americans. Father Peter J. Powell is a research associate of the Newberry Library, the spiritual director of St. Augustine’s Center for American Indians in Chicago, and a member of the Chief ’s Society of the Northern Cheyenne People. He is the author of Sweet Medicine and People of the Sacred Mountain: A History of the Northern Cheyenne Chiefs and Warrior Societies, 1830–1879, winner of the National Book Award in history. University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 Clockwise from top left: Woiftoish’s shield #2, rib shield; Bushyhead’s Whirler shield (top) and Bear Cap’s shield (bottom); Wolf Chief and Pawnee Indians; Bushyhead’s red tipi with furnishings; Little Bear’s shield. 49 native studies • biography • history Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon robin m. wright University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Foreword by Michael J. Harner 50 Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon tells the life story of Mandu da Silva, the last living jaguar shaman among the Baniwa peoples in the northwest Amazon. Robin M. Wright, who has known and worked with Silva for more than thirty years, weaves the story of Silva’s life together with the Baniwas’ society, history, mythology, cosmology, and jaguar shaman traditions. The jaguar shamans are key players in what Wright calls “a nexus of religious power and knowledge” in which healers, sorcerers, priestly chanters, and dance-leaders exercise complementary functions linking living specialists with the deities and great spirits of the cosmos. By exploring in depth the apprenticeship of the shaman, Wright shows how jaguar shamans acquire the knowledge and power of the deities in several stages of instruction and practice. This volume is the first mapping of the sacred geography (“mythscape”) of the Northern Arawakspeaking people of the northwest Amazon, demonstrating direct connections between petroglyphs and other inscriptions and Baniwa sacred narratives as a whole. In eloquent and engaging analytic prose, Wright links biographic and ethnographic elements in elevating anthropological writing to a new standard of theoretically aware storytelling and analytic power. Robin M. Wright is a professor of religion and an affiliate graduate faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida–Gainesville. He is the coeditor of In Darkness and Secrecy: The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia. june 424 pp. • 6 x 9 • 18 photographs, 7 illustrations, 2 maps, 2 tables, 2 appendixes $55.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4394-1 $63.50 Canadian/£37.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4681-2 anthrop ology • history Homo Imperii A History of Physical Anthropology in Russia marina mogilner It is widely assumed that the “nonclassical” nature of the Russian empire and its equally “nonclassical” modernity made Russian intellectuals immune to the racial obsessions of Western Europe and the United States. Homo Imperii corrects this perception by offering the first scholarly history of racial science in prerevolutionary Russia and the early Soviet Union. Marina Mogilner places this story in the context of imperial self-modernization, political and cultural debates of the epoch, different reformist and revolutionary trends, as well as the growing challenge of modern nationalism. By focusing on the competing centers of race science in different cities and regions of the empire, Homo Imperii introduces to English-language scholars the institutional nexus of racial science in Russia that exhibits the influence of imperial strategic relativism. Reminiscent of the work of anthropologists of empire such as Ann Stoler and Benedict Anderson, Homo Imperii reveals the complex imperial dynamics of Russian physical anthropology and contributes an important comparative perspective from which to understand the emergence of racial science in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and America. Marina Mogilner is the academic director at the Center for the Studies of Nationalism and Empire in Kazan, Russia, and coeditor of the international quarterly Ab Imperio. She is the author of several books, chapters, and articles on late imperial history in Russia. july 504 pp. • 6 x 9 • 35 illustrations $75.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-3978-4 $86.50 Canadian/£50.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4603-4 critical studies in the history of anthropology series Regna Darnell and Stephen O. Murray, series editors history • world war ii • holocaust Racial Science in Hitler’s New Europe, 1938–1945 archaeology • women’s studies Cultural Negotiations In this book, international scholars examine the theories of race that informed the legal, political, and social policies aimed against ethnic minorities in Nazi-dominated Europe. The essays explicate how racial science, preexisting racist sentiments, and pseudoscientific theories of race that were preeminent in interwar Europe ultimately facilitated Nazi racial designs for a “New Europe.” The volume examines racial theories in a number of European nation-states in order to understand racial thinking at large, the origins of the Holocaust, and the history of ethnic discrimination in each of those countries. The essays, by uncovering neglected layers of complexity, diversity, and nuance, demonstrate how local discourse on race paralleled Nazi racial theory but had unique nationalist intellectual traditions of racial thought. Written by rising scholars who are new to English-language audiences, this work examines the scientific foundations that central, eastern, northern, and southern European countries laid for ethnic discrimination, the attempted annihilation of Jews, and the elimination of other so-called inferior peoples. Anton Weiss-Wendt is the head of the research department at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo, Norway. He is the author of Murder without Hatred. Rory Yeomans is the senior international research analyst at the International Directorate of the UK Ministry of Justice. He is the author of Visions of Annihilation. This meticulously researched reference work documents the role of women who contributed to the development of Americanist archaeology from 1865 to 1940. Between the Civil War and World War II, many women went into anthropology and archaeology, fields that, at the beginning of this period, welcomed and made room for amateurs of both genders. But over time, the increasingly professional structure of these fields diminished or even obscured the contributions of women due to their lack of access to prestigious academic employment and publishing opportunities. As a result, a woman archaeologist during this period often published her research under her husband’s name or as a junior author with her husband. In Cultural Negotiations, archaeologist David L. Browman has scoured the archaeological literature and archival records of several institutions to bring the stories of more than two hundred women in Americanist archaeology to light through detailed biographies that discuss their contributions and publications. This work highlights how the social and cultural construction of archaeology as a field marginalized women and will serve as an invaluable reference to those researchers who continue to uncover the history of women in the sciences. David L. Browman is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the coauthor of Anthropology at Harvard: A Biographical History, 1790–1940 and the coeditor of New Perspectives on the Origins of Americanist Archaeology. july june 448 pp. • 6 x 9 $50.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4507-5 $57.50 Canadian/£34.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4605-8 360 pp. • 6 x 9 $65.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4381-1 $75.00 Canadian/£44.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4547-1 critical studies in the history of anthropology series Regna Darnell and Stephen O. Murray, series editors critical studies in the history of anthropology series Regna Darnell and Stephen O. Murray, series editors University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 edited by anton weiss-wendt and rory yeomans The Role of Women in the Founding of Americanist Archaeology david l. browman 51 social science • anthrop ology American Anthropology and Company University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Historical Explorations stephen o. murray 52 In American Anthropology and Company linguist and sociologist Stephen O. Murray explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history, in broad-ranging essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines. On subjects ranging from Native American linguistics to the pitfalls of American, Latin American, and East Asian fieldwork, among other topics, American Anthropology and Company presents the views of a historian of anthropology interested in the theoretical and institutional connections between disciplines that have always been in conversation with anthropology. Recurring characters include Edward Sapir, Alfred Kroeber, Robert Redfield, W. I. and Dorothy Thomas, and William Ogburn. While most histories of anthropology rarely cross disciplinary boundaries, Murray moves in essay after essay toward an examination of the institutions, theories, and social networks of scholars as never before, maintaining a healthy skepticism toward anthropologists’ views of their own methods and theories. Stephen O. Murray is the director of El Instituto Obregón in San Francisco. He is the coauthor of Looking through Taiwan: American Anthropologists’ Collusions with Ethnic Domination (Nebraska, 2005) and Boy Wives and Female Husbands, and the author of American Sociolinguistics, Angkor Life, Homosexualities, and other books. june 416 pp. • 6 x 9 • 3 figures, 10 tables $65.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4395-8 $75.00 Canadian/£44.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4639-3 critical studies in the history of anthropology series Regna Darnell and Stephen O. Murray, series editors native studies • american history Call for Change The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, and Reality donald l. fixico For too many years, the academic discipline of history has ignored American Indians or lacked the kind of open-minded thinking necessary to truly understand them. Most historians remain oriented toward the American experience at the expense of the Native experience. As a result, both the status and the quality of Native American history have suffered and remain marginalized within the discipline. In this impassioned work, noted historian Donald L. Fixico challenges academic historians—and everyone else—to change this way of thinking. Fixico argues that the current discipline and practice of American Indian history are insensitive to and inconsistent with Native people’s traditions, understandings, and ways of thinking about their own history. In Call for Change, Fixico suggests how the discipline of history can improve by reconsidering its approach to Native peoples. He offers the “Medicine Way” as a paradigm to see both history and the current world through a Native lens. This new approach paves the way for historians to better understand Native peoples and their communities through the eyes and experiences of Indians, thus reflecting an insightful indigenous historical ethos and reality. Donald L. Fixico is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Affiliate Faculty of American Indian studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous books, including The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge and The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism. june 288 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 10 diagrams $50.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4356-9 $57.50 Canadian/£34.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4624-9 native studies • folklore The Blind Man and the Loon The Story of a Tale craig mishler Foreword by Robin Ridington may 288 pp. • 6 x 9 • 14 color illustrations, 14 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, 1 chart, 4 appendixes $50.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-3982-1 $57.50 Canadian / £34.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4685-0 From Homeland to New Land A History of the Mahican Indians, 1600–1830 william a. starna This history of the Mahicans begins with the appearance of Europeans on the Hudson River in 1609 and ends with the removal of these Native people to Wisconsin in the 1830s. Marshaling the methods of history, ethnology, and archaeology, William A. Starna describes as comprehensively as the sources allow the Mahicans while in their Hudson and Housatonic Valley homeland; after their consolidation at the praying town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts; and following their move to Oneida country in central New York at the end of the Revolution and their migration west. The emphasis throughout this book is on describing and placing into historical context Mahican relations with surrounding Native groups. Starna also examines the Mahicans’ interactions with Dutch, English, and French interlopers. The first and most transformative of these encounters was with the Dutch and the trade in furs, which ushered in culture change and the loss of Mahican lands. The Dutch presence, along with the new economy, worked to unsettle political alliances in the region that, while leading to new alignments, often engendered rivalries and war. The result is an outstanding examination of the historical record that will become the definitive work on the Mahican people from the colonial period to the Removal Era. William A. Starna is professor emeritus of anthropology at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Gideon’s People (Nebraska, 2009) and Adriaen van der Donck’s A Description of New Netherland (Nebraska, 2008). june 336 pp. • 6 x 9 • 2 illustrations, 11 maps $60.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4495-5 $69.00 Canadian/£40.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4579-2 the iroquoians and their world series José António Brandão and William A. Starna, series editors University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 The story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains. As the story has traveled through cultures and ecosystems over many centuries, individual storytellers have added cultural and local ecological details to the tale, creating countless variations. In The Blind Man and the Loon: The Story of a Tale, folklorist Craig Mishler goes back to 1827, tracing the story’s emergence across Greenland and North America in manuscripts, books, and in the visual arts and other media such as film, music, and dance theater. Examining and comparing the story’s variants and permutations across cultures in detail, Mishler brings the individual storyteller into his analysis of how the tale changed over time, considering how storytellers and the oral tradition function within various societies. Two maps unequivocally demonstrate the routes the story has traveled. The result is a masterful compilation and analysis of Native oral traditions that sheds light on how folktales spread and are adapted by widely diverse cultures. Craig Mishler is an affiliate research professor with the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is the editor of Neerihiinjìk: We Traveled from Place to Place: The Gwich’in Stories of Johnny and Sarah Frank and is the author of The Crooked Stovepipe: Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada. native studies • american history 53 native studies • american history University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Tears of Repentance 54 anthrop ology • ethnic studies Becoming Melungeon Christian Indian Identity and Community in Colonial Southern New England julius h. rubin Making an Ethnic Identity in the Appalachian South melissa schrift Tears of Repentance revisits and reexamines the familiar stories of intercultural encounters between Protestant missionaries and Native peoples in southern New England from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries. Focusing on Protestant missionaries’ accounts of their ideals, purposes, and goals among the Native communities they served and of the religion as lived, experienced, and practiced among Christianized Indians, Julius H. Rubin offers a new way of understanding the motives and motivations of those who lived in New England’s early Christianized Indian village communities. Rubin explores how Christian Indians recast Protestant theology into an Indianized quest for salvation from their worldly troubles and toward the promise of an otherworldly paradise. The Great Awakening of the eighteenth century reveals how evangelical pietism transformed religious identities and communities and gave rise to the sublime hope that New Born Indians were children of God who might effectively contest colonialism. With this dream unfulfilled, the exodus from New England to Brothertown envisioned a separatist Christian Indian commonwealth on the borderlands of America after the Revolution. Tears of Repentance is an important contribution to American colonial and Native American history, offering new ways of examining how Native groups and individuals recast Protestant theology to restore their Native communities and cultures. Julius H. Rubin is a professor of sociology at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, and the author of The Other Side of Joy: Religious Melancholy among the Bruderhof and Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America. Appalachian legend describes a mysterious, multiethnic population of exotic, dark-skinned rogues called Melungeons who rejected the outside world and lived in the remote, rugged mountains in the farthest corner of northeast Tennessee. The allegedly unknown origins of these Melungeons are part of what drove this legend and generated myriad exotic origin theories. Though nobody self-identified as Melungeon before the 1960s, by the 1990s “Melungeonness” had become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, resulting in a zealous online community and annual meetings where self-identified Melungeons gathered to discuss shared genealogy and history. Although today Melungeons are commonly identified as the descendants of underclass whites, freed African Americans, and Native Americans, this ethnic identity is still largely a social construction based on local tradition, myth, and media. In Becoming Melungeon, Melissa Schrift examines the ways in which the Melungeon ethnic identity has been socially constructed over time by various regional and national media, plays, and other forms of popular culture. Schrift explores how the social construction of this legend evolved into a fervent movement of a self-identified ethnicity in the 1990s. This illuminating and insightful work examines these shifting social constructions of race, ethnicity, and identity both in the local context of the Melungeons and more broadly in an attempt to understand the formation of ethnic groups and identity in the modern world. Melissa Schrift is an associate professor of anthropology at East Tennessee State University and the author of Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge: The Creation and Mass Consumption of a Personality Cult. july 472 pp. • 6 x 9 • 10 tables, 2 appendixes $75.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4355-2 $86.50 Canadian/£50.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4567-9 may 216 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 2 appendixes $35.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-7154-8 $39.95 Canadian/£25.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-7161-6 native studies • american history native studies • linguistics From Fort Marion to Fort Sill A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano) A Documentary History of the Chiricahua Apache Prisoners of War, 1886–1913 alicia delgadillo, with miriam perrett june 432 pp. • 6 x 9 • 62 b&w images, 8 color plates, 3 maps $70.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4379-8 $80.50 Canadian/£47.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4625-6 This is the first descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the Tukanoan language family spoken in the Vaupes river basin of Colombia and Brazil in the northwest Amazon rain forest. The Kotirias have lived in this remote region for more than seven hundred years and participate in the complex Vaupes social system characterized by longstanding linguistic and cultural interaction. The Kotirias remained relatively isolated from the dominant societies until the early part of the twentieth century, when the region began to experience increasing outside influence leading to processes of rapid social and linguistic change. Today the Kotirias number only about 1,600 people and their language, though still used in traditional communities, is rapidly becoming endangered. Kristine Stenzel draws on eight years of intensive work with the Kotirias to promote, record, and revitalize their language. Working with dozens of native speakers and drawing on numerous oral narratives and written texts, this book is the first comprehensive study of this endangered language and one of the few reference grammars of this language family. Kristine Stenzel is an adjunct professor in the Department of Linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her articles have appeared in International Journal of American Linguistics, Studies in Language, and edited volumes. july 536 pp. • 6 x 9 • 1 map, 15 figures, 38 tables $80.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2822-1 $92.00 Canadian/£54.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4649-2 studies in the native languages of the americas series University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 From 1886 to 1913, hundreds of Chiricahua Apache men, women, and children lived and died as prisoners of war in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Their names, faces, and lives have long been forgotten by history, and for nearly one hundred years these individuals have been nothing more than statistics in the history of the United States’ tumultuous war against the Chiricahua Apache. Based on extensive archival research, From Fort Marion to Fort Sill offers long-overdue documentation of the lives and fate of many of these people. This outstanding reference work provides individual biographies for hundreds of the Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war, including those originally classified as pows in 1886, infants who lived only a few days, children removed from families and sent to Indian boarding schools, and second-generation pows who lived well into the twenty-first century. Their biographies are often poignant and revealing, and more than sixty previously unpublished photographs give a further glimpse of their humanity. This masterful documentary work, based on the unpublished research notes of former Fort Sill historian Gillett Griswold, at last brings to light the lives and experiences of hundreds of Chiricahua Apaches whose story has gone untold for too long. Alicia Delgadillo is a former senior program coordinator of the Native American Research and Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Miriam A. Perrett is a former systems librarian at the University of Wales, Lampeter (now the University of Wales Trinity Saint David). kristine stenzel 55 latin american history latin american history • women’s studies The Plan de San Diego Working Women, Entrepreneurs, and the Mexican Revolution University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu Tejano Rebellion, Mexican Intrigue charles h. harris iii and louis r. sadler 56 The Coffee Culture of Córdoba, Veracruz heather fowler-salamini The Plan of San Diego, a rebellion proposed in 1915 to overthrow the U.S. government in the Southwest and establish a Hispanic republic in its stead, remains one of the most tantalizing documents of the Mexican Revolution. The plan called for an insurrection of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans in support of the Mexican Revolution and the waging of a genocidal war against Anglos. The resulting violence approached a race war and has usually been portrayed as a Hispanic struggle for liberation brutally crushed by the Texas Rangers, among others. This book, based on newly available archival documents, is a revisionist interpretation focusing on both south Texas and Mexico. The authors argue convincingly that the insurrection in Texas was made possible by support from Mexico when it suited the regime of President Venustiano Carranza, who co-opted and manipulated the plan and its supporters for his own political and diplomatic purposes in support of the Mexican Revolution. The study examines the papers of Augustín Garza, a leading promoter of the plan, as well as recently released and hitherto unexamined archival material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation documenting the day-to-day events of the conflict. Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler are both professors emeritus of history at New Mexico State University. They are authors of numerous books, including coauthorship of The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910–1920 and The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906–1920. In the 1890s, Spanish entrepreneurs spearheaded the emergence of Córdoba, Veracruz, as Mexico’s largest commercial center for coffee preparation and export to the Atlantic community. Seasonal women workers quickly became the major part of the agroindustry’s labor force. As they grew in numbers and influence in the first half of the twentieth century, these women shaped the workplace culture and contested gender norms through labor union activism and strong leadership. Their fight for workers’ rights was supported by the revolutionary state and negotiated within its industrial-labor institutions until they were replaced by machines in the 1960s. This book analyzes the interrelationships between the region’s immigrant entrepreneurs, workforce, labor movement, gender relations, and culture on the one hand, and social revolution, modernization and the Atlantic community on the other between the 1890s and the 1960s. Using extensive archival research and oral-history interviews, Heather Fowler-Salamini illustrates the ways in which the immigrant and women’s work cultures transformed Córdoba’s regional coffee economy and in turn influenced the development of the nation’s coffee agro-export industry and its labor force. Heather Fowler-Salamini is a professor emerita of Latin American history at Bradley University. She is the author of Agrarian Radicalism in Veracruz, 1920–1938 (Nebraska, 1978) and the editor (with Mary Kay Vaughan) of Women of the Mexican Countryside, 1850–1990. july 472 pp. • 6 x 9 • 13 photographs, 2 maps, 13 tables $45.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4371-2 $51.95 Canadian/£29.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4640-9 416 pp. • 6 x 9 • 23 photographs, 3 maps $45.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-6477-9 $51.95 Canadian/£29.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-6484-7 the mexican experience series William H. Beezley, series editor july the mexican experience series William H. Beezley, series editor literary collections • literary criticism Blurring the Boundaries Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction edited by b.j. hollars Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are often riddled with questions about the boundaries between truth and memory, honesty and artifice, facts and lies. Just how much truth is in nonfiction? How much is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries sets out to answer such questions while simultaneously exploring the limits of the form. This collection features twenty genre-bending essays from today’s most renowned teachers and writers—including original work from Michael Martone, Marcia Aldrich, Dinty W. Moore, Lia Purpura, and Robin Hemley, among others. These essays experiment with structure, style, and subject matter, and each is accompanied by the writer’s personal reflection on the work itself, illuminating his or her struggles along the way. As these innovative writers stretch the limits of genre, they take us with them, offering readers a front-row seat to an ever-evolving form. Readers also receive a practical approach to craft thanks to the unique writing exercises provided by the writers themselves. Part groundbreaking nonfiction collection, part writing reference, Blurring the Boundaries serves as the ideal book for literary lovers and practitioners of the craft. B.J. Hollars is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America and Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa, as well as a collection of stories, Sightings. march 280 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 3 photographs, 3 figures $30.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-3648-6 $34.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4580-8 also of interest Writing Brave and Free Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing Ted Kooser and Steve Cox $12.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7832-5 The Truth Book A Memoir Joy Castro $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4062-9 Floyd Skloot $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-9322-9 Between Panic and Desire Dinty W. Moore $14.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2982-2 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 In the Shadow of Memory 57 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu 58 literary criticism • american west literary criticism • american history Dirty Words in Deadwood Reading for Liberalism Literature and the Postwestern edited by melody graulich and nicolas s. witschi The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West stephen j. mexal Dirty Words in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television series by leading western American literary critics. Whereas previous reaction to the series has largely addressed the question of historical accuracy rather than intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited volume brings a much-needed perspective to Deadwood’s representation of the frontier West. As Graulich observes in her introduction: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, moral ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the past, relevance to the present, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is an aesthetic triumph as historical fiction and, like much great literature, makes a case for the humanistic value of storytelling.” From previously unpublished interviews with series creator David Milch to explorations of sexuality, disability, cinematic technique, and western narrative, this collection focuses on Deadwood as a series ultimately about the imagination, as a verbal and visual construct, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards close analysis and interpretation. Melody Graulich is a professor of English and American studies at Utah State University and the editor of Western American Literature. She is the coeditor of Reading “The Virginian” in the New West: Centennial Essays (Nebraska, 2003). Nicolas S. Witschi is a professor of English at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Traces of Gold: California’s Natural Resources and the Claim to Realism in Western American Literature. Founded in 1868, the Overland Monthly was a San Francisco–based literary magazine whose mix of humor, pathos, and romantic nostalgia for a lost frontier was an immediate sensation on the East Coast. Due in part to a regional desire to attract settlers and financial investment, the essays and short fiction published in the Overland Monthly often portrayed the American West as a civilized evolution of, and not a savage regression from, eastern bourgeois modernity and democracy. Stories about the American West have for centuries been integral to the way we imagine freedom, the individual, and the possibility for alternate political realities. Reading for Liberalism examines the shifting literary and narrative construction of liberal selfhood in California in the late nineteenth century through case studies of a number of western American writers who wrote for the Overland Monthly, including Noah Brooks, Ina Coolbrith, Bret Harte, Jack London, John Muir, and Frank Norris, among others. Reading for Liberalism argues that Harte, the magazine’s founding editor, and the other members of the Overland group critiqued and reimagined the often invisible fabric of American freedom. Reading for Liberalism uncovers and examines in the text of the Overland Monthly the relationship between wilderness, literature, race, and the production of individual freedom in late nineteenth-century California. Stephen J. Mexal is an associate professor of English at California State University, Fullerton. july 368 pp. • 6 x 9 $35.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-6474-8 $39.95 Canadian/£23.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-6489-2 postwestern horizons series William R. Handley, general series editor june 336 pp. • 6 x 9 $65.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4019-3 $75.00 Canadian/£44.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4559-4 literary criticism • art biography • history • women’s studies Surrealist Ghostliness Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist katharine conley july 304 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 50 illustrations $55.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2659-3 $63.50 Canadian/£37.00 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4602-7 The Curious Life of Gisèle d’Estoc melanie c. hawthorne Gisèle d’Estoc was the pseudonym of a nineteenth-century French woman writer and, it turns out, artist who, among other things, was accused of being a bomb-planting anarchist, the crossdressing lover of writer Guy de Maupassant, and the fighter of at least one duel with another woman, inspiring Bayard’s famous painting on the subject. The true identity of this enigmatic woman remained unknown and was even considered fictional until recently, when Melanie C. Hawthorne resurrected d’Estoc’s discarded story from the annals of forgotten history. Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist begins with the claim by expert literary historians of France on the eve of World War II that the woman then known only as Gisèle d’Estoc was merely a hoax. More than fifty years later, Hawthorne not only proves that she did exist but also uncovers details about her fascinating life and career, along the way adding to our understanding of nineteenth-century France, literary culture, and gender identity. Hawthorne explores the intriguing life of the real d’Estoc, explaining why others came to doubt the “experts” and following the threads of evidence that the latter overlooked. In focusing on how narratives are shaped for particular audiences at particular times, Hawthorne also tells “the story of the story,” which reveals how the habits of thought fostered by the humanities continue to matter beyond the halls of academe. Melanie C. Hawthorne is a professor of French at Texas a&m University, College Station. She is the author of Rachilde and French Women’s Authorship: From Decadence to Modernism (Nebraska, 2001), winner of the Scaglione Prize. march 240 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 9 photographs, 4 illustrations, 1 genealogy, 1 chronology $35.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-4034-6 $39.95 Canadian/£23.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4568-6 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 In this study of surrealism and ghostliness, Katharine Conley provides a new, unifying theory of surrealist art and thought based on history and the paradigm of puns and anamorphosis. In Surrealist Ghostliness, Conley discusses surrealism as a movement haunted by the experience of World War I and the repressed ghost of spiritualism. From the perspective of surrealist automatism, this double haunting produced a unifying paradigm of textual and visual puns that both pervades surrealist thought and art and commemorates the surrealists’ response to the Freudian unconscious. Extending the gothic imagination inherited from the eighteenth century, the surrealists inaugurated the psychological century with an exploration of ghostliness through doubles, puns, and anamorphosis, revealing through visual activation the underlying coexistence of realities as opposed as life and death. Surrealist Ghostliness explores examples of surrealist ghostliness in film, photography, painting, sculpture, and installation art from the 1920s through the 1990s by artists from Europe and North America from the center to the periphery of the surrealist movement. Works by Man Ray, Claude Cahun, Brassaï and Salvador Dalí, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning, Francesca Woodman, Pierre Alechinsky, and Susan Hiller illuminate the surrealist ghostliness that pervades the twentieth-century arts and compellingly unifies the century’s most influential yet disparate avant-garde movement. Katharine Conley is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William & Mary and professor of French and francophone studies. She is the author of several books, including Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and the Marvelous in Everyday Life (Nebraska, 2003) and Automatic Woman: The Representation of Women in Surrealism (Nebraska, 1996). 59 psychology literary criticism Enjoying What We Don’t Have Stories and Minds University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu The Political Project of Psychoanalysis todd mcgowan 60 Although there have been many attempts to apply the ideas of psychoanalysis to political thought, this book is the first to identify the political project inherent in the fundamental tenets of psychoanalysis. And this political project, Todd McGowan contends, provides an avenue for emancipatory politics after the failure of Marxism in the twentieth century. Where others seeking the political import of psychoanalysis have looked to Freud’s early work on sexuality, McGowan focuses on Freud’s discovery of the death drive and Jacques Lacan’s elaboration of this concept. He argues that the self-destruction occurring as a result of the death drive is the foundational act of emancipation around which we should construct our political philosophy. Psychoanalysis offers the possibility for thinking about emancipation not as an act of overcoming loss but as the embrace of loss. It is only through the embrace of loss, McGowan suggests, that we find the path to enjoyment, and enjoyment is the determinative factor in all political struggles—and only in a political project that embraces the centrality of loss will we find a viable alternative to global capitalism. Todd McGowan is an associate professor of film studies at the University of Vermont. He is the author of several books, most recently The Fictional Christopher Nolan and Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema. july 424 pp. • 6 x 9 $45.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4511-2 $51.95 Canadian/£29.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4623-2 symplokeˉ studies in contemporary theory series Jeffrey R. Di Leo, series editor Cognitive Approaches to Literary Narrative edited by lars bernaerts, dirk de geest, luc herman, and bart vervaeck How do narratives draw on our memory capacity? How is our attention guided when we are reading a literary narrative? What kind of empathy is triggered by intercultural novels? A cast of international scholars explores these and other questions from an interdisciplinary perspective in Stories and Minds, a collection of essays that discusses cuttingedge research in the field of cognitive narrative studies. Recent findings in the philosophy of mind and cognitive psychology, among other disciplines, are integrated in fresh theoretical perspectives and illustrated with accompanying analyses of literary fiction. Pursuing such topics as narrative gaps, mental simulation in reading, theory of mind, and folk psychology, these essays address fundamental questions about the role of cognitive processes in literary narratives and in narrative comprehension. Stories and Minds reveals the rich possibilities for research along the nexus of narrative and mind. Lars Bernaerts is a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. He teaches literary theory at the Free University of Brussels. Dirk De Geest is a professor of modern Dutch literature and literary theory at the ku Leuven. Luc Herman is a professor of American literature and narrative theory at the University of Antwerp. Bart Vervaeck is a professor of Dutch literature at Ghent University. Together with Luc Herman, he is the author of Handbook of Narrative Analysis (Nebraska, 2005). june 240 pp. • 6 x 9 • 5 charts $30.00s paperback • 978-0-8032-4481-8 $34.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-8032-4642-3 frontiers of narrative series David Herman, series editor Distribution caxton press american history • native studies • religion Lands Never Trodden The Franciscans and the California Missions john j. o’hagan The California missions are unique reminders of a largely ignored part of the history of the United States. Nowhere else in the United States can one view such complete remnants of an earlier rule. Lands Never Trodden brings to the general public the fullest examination to date of the institutions of the Franciscan missions in California and of the stories hidden in these monuments. Franciscan priests, Spanish officials, and Native Americans all have their stories faithfully reported in this volume. Each mission carries with it tales of unremitting labor, sacrifice, love, intrigue, passion, violence, and death. This volume treats the familiar stories of the missionaries as well as the previously untold stories of the Native Americans with equal candor. With more than sixty photographs, and based on exhaustive research and historical documents, Lands Never Trodden is an entertaining, educational, and readable presentation of the twenty-one California missions. John O’Hagan is an amateur historian and member of the California Mission Studies Association. Having grown up on the central California coast, he very early developed a lifelong love affair with these beautiful buildings. He has lectured extensively on the missions and led tours of them for visitors from throughout the United States. may 308 pp. • 6 x 9 • More than 60 photographs $18.95 paperback • 978-0-87004-563-9 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK e-book available • 978-0-87004-574-5 also of interest Treaties and Treachery The Northwest Indians’ Resistance to Conquest Kurt R. Nelson $18.95 paperback • 978-0-87004-499-1 The Settlers’ War The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s Gregory Michno $19.95 paperback • 978-0-87004-494-6 University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 61 Recent Award-Winners winner of the grub street national book prize for nonfiction first place in the best history/political book in english category in the international latino book awards No Word for Welcome Pot Farm What They Saved $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3784-1 Nancy K. Miller Matthew Gavin Frank $18.95 Canadian/£10.99 UK winner of silver medal at 2012 ippy awards in the sports/fitness/ recreation category $29.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3510-6 Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan $34.50 Canadian/£20.99 UK Banzai Babe Ruth foreword book of the year honorable mention in adult nonfiction poetry Robert K. 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Hyde $45.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2405-6 $51.95 Canadian/£30.99 UK Pieces of a Jewish Past $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4390-3 $20.50 Canadian/£11.99 UK 2011 foreword’s book of the year gold winner in sports/adult nonfiction winner of the 2012 nebraska book award in non-fiction, history category The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central High School Basketball at the ’68 Racial Divide Steve Marantz $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3434-5 $20.95 Canadian/£13.99 UK winner of the 2012 nebraska book award in nonfiction, nebraska as place category Portraits of the Prairie The Land that Inspired Willa Cather Richard Schilling $44.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-2260-1 $51.95 Canadian/£30.99 UK 2012 kansas notable book award winner My Ruby Slippers The Road Back to Kansas Tracy Seeley $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3010-1 $18.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK Gift Books JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh, Student Edition 2001 • 2040 pp. • 6 x 9 • Bound in brown leatherette, Flex-binding $45.00 paperback • 978-0-8276-0697-5 $51.95 Canadian/£35.00 UK the jewish publication society The Jewish Bible A JPS Guide With advisors Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn, and Ziony Zevit 2008 • 300 pp. • 7 x 10 • Full color $22.00 paperback • 978-0-8276-0851-1 $25.50 Canadian/£16.99 UK the jewish publication society The Song of Songs The Honeybee in the Garden Debra Band 2005 • 160 pp. • 9 x 12 $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8276-0811-5 the jewish publication society Light on the Prairie Solomon D. 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Owen 2012 • 160 pp. • 8 x 9 • 78 photographs $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4053-7 $27.95 Canadian/£17.99 UK American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870–1940 The International Quilt Study Center Collections Edited by Marin F. Hanson and Patricia Cox Crews 2009 • 496 pp. • 8 ½ x 11 • 812 color photographs $90.00s hardcover • 978-0-8032-2054-6 $103.50 Canadian/£56.00 UK University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 $86.50 Canadian/£59.00 UK scholastic book club selection 63 Selected Backlist Seasons of Our Joy A Modern Guide to the Jewish Holidays Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow 2012 • 288 pp. • 6 x 9 • 31 recipes, 14 illustrations, 2 tables, 4 appendixes $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8276-0930-3 $21.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK the jewish publication society Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace John M. Burke Edited and with an introduction by Chris Dixon 2012 • 400 pp. • 6 x 9 • 15 photographs, 58 illustrations $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4072-8 $28.50 Canadian/£16.99 UK $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4389-7 Judaism’s Great Debates Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz 2012 • 128 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8276-1131-3 University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu $18.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK 64 the jewish publication society a national jewish book award winner We Are Children Just the Same Vedem, the Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezín Selected and edited by Marie Rút Krˇížková, Kurt Jirˇí Kotoucˇ, and Zdeneˇk Ornest Translated from the Czech by R. Elizabeth Novak 2013 • 208 pp. • 8 ¼ x 11 • 123 color illustrations $34.95 paperback • 978-0-8276-0944-0 $39.95 Canadian/£22.99 UK the jewish publication society $87.00 Canadian/£50.00 UK The Wild West in England William F. Cody Edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson 2012 • 256 pp. • 6 x 9 • 24 photographs, 46 illustrations $17.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4054-4 $20.50 Canadian/£11.99 UK $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8032-4388-0 $87.00 Canadian/£50.00 UK The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill Lights on a Ground of Darkness An Evocation of a Place and Time Ted Kooser 2009 • 72 pp. • 4 ½ x 8 • 3 photographs $10.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2642-5 $12.50 Canadian/£9.99 UK Backstage Stories from My Life in Public Television Ron Hull 2012 • 280 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ 17 photographs $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4066-7 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK World of Viruses Judy Diamond, Tom Floyd, Martin Powell, Angie Fox, Ann Downer-Hazell, and Charles Wood 2012 • 96 pp. • 6 5/8 x 10 3/16 $16.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4392-7 $19.50 Canadian/£10.99 UK William F. Cody Edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson Green Illusions 2011 • 584 pp. • 6 x 9 • 114 illustrations, 3 appendixes $27.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3291-4 Ozzie Zehner $32.50 Canadian/£18.99 UK $75.00 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3619-6 $86.50 Canadian/£50.00 UK The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism 2012 • 464 pp. • 5 7/8 x 9 12 illustrations, 17 charts, 1 table, printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink $29.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3775-9 $33.50 Canadian/£19.99 UK Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food Edited by Leslie A. Duram 2011 • 504 pp. • 7 x 10 • 27 illustrations, 3 tables, 1 chronology, 4 appendixes $34.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3625-7 On Solid Ground Tom Osborne Edited and with photographs by Gordon Thiessen 2012 • 272 pp. • 6 x 9 • 49 photographs $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7147-0 2011 sabr larry ritter award 2010 professional football researchers association nelson ross award Native American Son $39.95 Canadian/£23.99 UK $21.95 Canadian/£13.99 UK The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe At Mesa’s Edge winner of the 2011 edgar award, best crime fact category 2012 • 528 pp. • 6 x 9 • 51 illustrations $24.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4089-6 Cooking and Ranching in Colorado’s North Fork Valley Eugenia Bone 2012 • 376 pp. • 6 x 9 • 13 photographs, 1 map $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7149-4 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK Beneath Blossom Rain Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World Kevin Grange $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK Almost Somewhere Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail Suzanne Roberts 2012 • 280 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 1 map $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4012-4 $22.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry 2010 • 400 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ 17 photographs $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-2810-8 $22.95 Canadian/£14.99 UK The National Forgotten League Entertaining Stories and Observations from Pro Football’s First Fifty Years Dan Daly 2012 • 424 pp. • 6 x 9 • 44 tables $26.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4343-9 $30.95 Canadian/£19.99 UK $27.95 Canadian No sales in British Commonwealth except Canada Straight Down the Middle Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing Josh Karp 2012 • 256 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ $18.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-4064-3 $20.95 Canadian/£11.99 UK Let There Be Pebble A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf Zachary Michael Jack 2011 • 352 pp. • 6 x 9 $24.95 hardcover • 978-0-8032-3357-7 $28.50 Canadian/£16.99 UK Double No-Hit Johnny Vander Meer’s Historic Night under the Lights James W. Johnson 2012 • 216 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ • 1 appendix $15.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-7139-5 $17.95 Canadian/£12.99 UK University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 2011 • 352 pp. • 5 ½ x 8 ½ 36 illustrations, 1 map $19.95 paperback • 978-0-8032-3433-8 Scoreboard, Baby Kate Buford 65 Journals American Indian Quarterly Native South Revitalized and refocused, American Indian Quarterly (aiq) is building on its reputation as a dominant journal in American Indian studies by presenting the best and most thought-provoking scholarship in the field. aiq is a forum for diverse voices and perspectives spanning a variety of academic disciplines. The common thread is aiq’s commitment to publishing work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, aiq features reviews of books, films, and exhibits. Native South focuses on the investigation of Southern Indian history with the goals of encouraging further study and exposing the influences of Indian people on the wider South. The journal does not limit itself to the study of the geographic area that was once encompassed by the Confederacy, but expands its view to the areas occupied by the preand post-contact descendants of the original inhabitants of the South, wherever they may be. Studies in American Indian Literatures Collaborative Anthropologies is a forum for dialogue with a special focus on the collaboration that takes place between and among researchers and communities of informants, consultants, and collaborators. It features essays that are descriptive as well as analytical from all subfields of anthropology and closely related disciplines, together presenting a diversity of perspectives on collaborative research. amanda j. cobbgreetham, editor University of Nebraska Press www.nebraskapress.unl.edu chadwick allen, editor 66 Studies in American Indian Literatures (sail) is the only journal in the United States focusing exclusively on American Indian literatures. Broadly defining “literatures” to include all written, spoken, and visual texts created by Native peoples, the journal is on the cutting edge of activity in the field. The journal features scholarly, critical, pedagogical, and theoretical articles, poetry, short fiction, bibliographical essays, review essays, and interviews. sail is a journal of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. robbie ethridge, melanie taylor, and greg o’brien, editors Collaborative Anthropologies luke eric lassiter and samuel r. cook, editors Anthropological Linguistics douglas r. parks, editor Anthropological Linguistics provides a forum for the full range of scholarly study of the languages and cultures of the peoples of the world, especially the Native peoples of the Americas. Embracing the field of language and culture broadly defined, the journal includes articles and research reports addressing cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study, including analyses of texts and discourse; studies of semantic systems and cultural classifications; onomastic studies; ethnohistorical papers that draw significantly on linguistic data; studies of linguistic prehistory and genetic classification, both methodological and substantive; discussions and interpretations of archival material; edited historical documents; and contributions to the history of the field. Journals French Forum philippe met, editor French Forum is a journal of French and Francophone literature and film. It publishes articles in English and French on all periods and genres in both disciplines and welcomes a multiplicity of approaches. Founded by Virginia and Raymond La Charité, the journal is produced by the French section of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. Nineteenth-Century French Studies marshall c. olds, editor Nineteenth-Century French Studies provides scholars and students with the opportunity to examine new trends, review promising research findings, and become better acquainted with professional developments in the field of nineteenth-century French literature and culture. Each issue contains peer-reviewed scholarly articles and an extensive book review section covering a variety of disciplines. University of Nebraska Press 1111 Lincoln Mall Lincoln ne 68588-0630 402-472-8536 Payment must accompany order. Make checks payable to University of Nebraska Press. 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T. 34 Bernaerts, Lars 60 Between Philosemitism 43 Beyond DiMaggio 41 Bird at the Buzzer 42 Bishop, Stephen 68 Blew, Mary Clearman 36 Blind Man and the Loon, The 53 Blurring the Boundaries 57 Body Geographic 2 Borich, Barrie Jean 2 Bouchard, Maurice 27 Breathing in the Fullness of Time 37 Brennan, Stephen C. 68 Bridging Two Dynasties 27 Bringing the Dark Past to Light 45 Browman, David L. 51 Burke, Doris 42 C Cairns, Kathleen A. 14 Call for Change 52 Cane, Suzanne 17 Cather, Willa 34, 35 Çelik, Zeynep 46 Champion of Choice 1 Chapple, Janet 17 Cobb-Greetham, Amanda J. 66 Collaborative Anthropologies 66 Conley, Katharine 59 Cook, Samuel R. 66 Couch, Julianne 16 Cousin K 8 Cultural Negotiations 51 Cummings, Ora 43 Cusick, Suzanne G. 68 D Davis, Keith 46 Dawes, Kwame 69 Days Are Gods, The 4 Death Zones and Darling Spies 12 De Geest, Dirk 60 Delgadillo, Alicia 55 Deloria, Philip J. 38 Di Leo, Jeffrey R. 68 DiMaggio, Dom 41 Dirty Words in Deadwood 58 Drama and Pride in the Gateway City 26 Duffy, James P. 32 E Ehrgott, Roberts 21 Encounters 46 End of the Dream, The 36 Engelhardt, James 7 Engle, Joe H. 15 Enjoying What We Don’t Have 60 Ethridge, Robbie 66 Evans, Michelle 15 F Farber, Janet 46 Farrington, Brenda 39 Feezell, Randolph 45 Feit, Sarah 46 Figlerowicz, Marta 68 Finding the Woman Who Didn’t Exist 59 Fitts, Robert K. 41 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die 29 Fixico, Donald L. 52 Fowler-Salamini, Heather 56 French Forum 67 From Fort Marion to Fort Sill 55 From Homeland to New Land 53 From Society Page to Front Page 13 Frontiers 67 G Gainor, Chris 32 Gaul, Theresa Strouth 67 Gods Are Broken!, The 11 Goldberg, Jeff 42 Graulich, Melody 58 Great Sioux Nation, The 38 Green, Dallas 28 H Harner, Michael J. 50 Harris, Charles H., III 56 Haven’s Wake 9 Hawthorne, Melanie C. 59 Heinlein, Tom 26 Herman, David 68 Herman, Luc 60 Herzog, Hillary Hope 67 Herzog, Todd 67 Himka, John-Paul 45 Hollars, B.J. 57 Holocaust in the Soviet Union, The 43 Homo Imperii 50 Hussmann, Ashley 46 I In Sun’s Likeness and Power, 2-Volume Set 48 In the Best Interests of Baseball? 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