Ticket to Buck the Tide
Howard Zinn’s life exempliﬁed compassion, intelligence, and courage—he was a ﬁsh who was happy to swim against the current of the times, despite the risks of doing so. Professionally, he bucked the trend of top-down history that prevailed as he was coming up through the academy, and was one of a handful of white teachers at historically black Spelman College. He eventually was ﬁred for insubordination because he felt the school was being too polite when it came to ﬁghting for civil rights. Personally, he refused to name names or remain neutral, on a moving train or otherwise. Not too long ago, I met with Howard on a visit to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in what would turn out to be yet another futile effort to get him to write a new book for The New Press. He’d been editing a series of brilliant People’s Histories authored by other people for us (see pages 17 and 20 for the latest additions to the series), but he was eighty-ﬁve years old at the time, and had already told me repeatedly that he had written his last book and that I could not tempt him out of retirement.
We were to meet at a coffee shop, and on my way there I came upon him halfway down the block pulling his car into a parking space— backwards. Somehow he had gotten his grey Toyota turned around, and was parked facing the wrong way. I pointed this out to him, but Howard wasn’t interested in having his car face the same way as all the other cars. Over coffee, I pitched my latest book idea to him: I had come across a reference to love letters Howard had written to his wife in New York during the time he had spent as a bomber during World War II (a period that had turned him into a paciﬁst). What a magniﬁcent little book those letters would make, I offered. He humored me for quite a while, told me all about the letters, agreed they’d make a nifty little volume, and then launched into a seemingly unrelated story about two FBI agents following him on the streets of Brooklyn during the 1950s, when he had refused to cooperate with the McCarthy hearings. It seems the FBI was interested in learning the names of Howard’s friends and colleagues. The reason I couldn’t publish his love letters to Roz, it turned out, is that Howard had burned them: they contained too many references to friends and colleagues. We ﬁnished up our mufﬁns and went outside. The city of Cambridge was not happy with Howard’s parking job and had issued a violation. (Howard: “If I put it in a parking lot, I know it’s going to cost me $20. This way, at least there’s a chance it won’t.”) The ticket was for $20. The violation description was for “wrong direction parking.” The comment box said “NOT WITH TRAFFIC FLOW.” I can’t think of a better epitaph. —Diane Wachtell, Executive Director
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Daniel A Novel HENNING MANKELL TRANSLATED FROM THE SWEDISH BY STEVEN T. MURRAY
F R OM THE I NTERNATI ONALLY BESTSE L L IN G AU TH O R O F TH E KU RT W AL L AN DE R MY STE R I E S A N D THE MAN FROM BEIJING , A DEEP L Y SY MP ATH ETIC , GRIP P IN G TAL E O F A Y O U N G B O Y ’ S H A R R O W I N G ODY SSEY FROM AFRI CA TO SWEDEN He was alive and had to keep on living. That’s what he understood when his head went under the water. A dead person could never learn to stroke the wet pelt so carefully that he would be allowed to walk on the surface without breaking through. He had to go on living. —FROM DANIEL
Henning Mankell is a worldwide phenomenon: his books have been translated into forty languages with more than 35 million copies in print, and both his critical acclaim and fan base continue to grow. His new novel Daniel is an elegiac, unexpected story that only he could have told. In the 1870s, Hans Bengler travels to Africa from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young San orphan, a boy he christens Daniel and brings with him back to Sweden, a quite different “specimen” than he ﬁrst contemplated. Daniel
Praise for Henning Mankell and his novels: Masterful. —CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Powerful. —THE GUARDIAN
Excellent. —THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Profoundly political, deeply moral. —ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
Beautiful, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful. —BOOKLIST
continually struggles to understand this strange new land of mud and snow that sur-
Achieves a stark power.
rounds and seemingly entraps him. At the same time, he is haunted by visions of his
murdered parents calling him home to Africa. Knowing that the only way home is by
sea, he decides he must learn to walk on water if he is ever to reclaim his true place in the world. Evocative and sometimes brutal, the novel takes Daniel through a series of tragedies and betrayals that culminate in a shocking act. Mankell tells this indelible story with a ruthless elegance all his own.
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Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander mysteries are global bestsellers and have been adapted for television as a BAFTA Award–winning BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh. Mankell was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize, among many others. He divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique. Steven T. Murray has translated ﬁve novels by Henning Mankell, among many other books. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Bombing Civilians A Twentieth-Century History EDITED BY YUKI TANAKA AND MARILYN B. YOUNG
N OW I N PAPERBACK THE FI RST C O MP RE H E N SIVE H ISTO RIC AL AN AL Y SIS O F O N E O F TH E GR EAT HORRORS OF M OD ERN TI M ES, H AIL ED B Y F RIDA B ERRIGAN AS “ A VIVIDL Y DETAI L E D AN D PROFOUNDLY TROUBLI NG HISTO RY O F W AR F O U GH T F RO M TH E AIR” Makes a cogent case for reassessing the effectiveness of air campaigns and how power inﬂuences accountability.
The powerful moral criticisms raised by these searching essays extend from the bombing of civilians to war itself. This book will quickly become a classic. —ROBERT JAY LIFTON, AUTHOR OF DEATH IN LIFE: SURVIVORS OF HIROSHIMA
From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to more recent conﬂicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, indiscriminate aerial bombing has been a frighteningly common strategy of modern warfare, owing much to the relative safety of the attackers and the complete vulnerability of the victims. In Bombing Civilians, leading experts Marilyn B. Young and Yuki Tanaka have brought together a group of distinguished scholars from Japan, the United States, Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn from the Past Edited by Lloyd C. Gardner and Marilyn B. Young Paperback, $16.95, 978-1-59558-345-1
and Europe to explore the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the shift from bombing military targets to bombing civilians. This bold collection examines the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it has been employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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With major new arguments, including Japanese historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa’s claim that it was the Soviet invasion rather than the atomic bombs that compelled the Japanese to surrender in the Paciﬁc War, Bombing Civilians combines historical and contemporary analysis to make a powerful argument about international law and the morality of war.
Marilyn B. Young is a professor of history at New York University. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is the author of numerous books, including The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990, and a co-editor of Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam (The New Press).
She lives in New York City. Yuki Tanaka is Research Professor at Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University. Since the mid-1980s he has been concentrating his research on war crimes and is the author of several books, including Japan’s Comfort Women and Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II.
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Cultures of War Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9–11 / Iraq JOHN W. DOWER To be sold by W. W. Norton
PULI TZER PRI ZE– AND NATI ONAL B O O K AWARD–WIN N IN G H ISTO RIAN J O H N DO WE R RE TU R N S WITH A GROUNDBREAKI NG COM P ARISO N O F TH E F O U R DEF IN ITIVE AC TS O F VIO L EN C E IN O U R T I M E
Without question, Dower is America’s foremost historian of the Second World War in the Paciﬁc.
Awards and Praise for John Dower’s Embracing Defeat :
—STEPHEN E. AMBROSE
• Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize
Immediately after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the U.S. media proclaimed September 11 a “day of infamy” comparable to Pearl Harbor. Cultures of War takes this analogy as a point of departure for a vivid comparative analysis of the war with Japan, the war on terror, and the war with Iraq.
• Winner of the 1999 National Book Award • Winner of the 2000 Bancroft Prize
This pathbreaking inquiry addresses institutional failures of intelligence and imagination, the “strategic imbecility” of Japan’s and America’s wars of choice in 1941 and 2003, terror bombing and the targeting of civilians since World War II, “Ground Zero 1945” and “Ground Zero 2001,” and the driving forces behind pan-Asian and pan-Islam movements. As only the author of the deﬁnitive Embracing Defeat could do, John Dower looks at the occupations in Japan and Iraq, contrasting the incredibly thorough American preparations in the Paciﬁc War with the totally haphazard and ideologically driven policies in the war in Iraq. One of the most daring and important books of this decade, Cultures of War is a conceptual breakthrough that is bound to change the way we look at American policies past and present.
John Dower is Professor Emeritus of history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His interests lie in modern Japanese history and U.S.-Japan relations. He is the author of several books including War Without Mercy and Embracing Defeat, which
[A] superb history of Japan’s occupation. . . . Dower brilliantly captures the louche, squalid, but extraordinary dynamic mood of the postwar years. —THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
Beautifully written and exactingly researched, [Embracing Defeat] is an outstanding example of narrative history. —NATIONAL BOOK AWARD CITATION
Magisterial. . . . [A] richly nuanced book. —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Prize. He lives in Boston.
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Say It Loud Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity EDITED BY CATHERINE ELLIS AND STEPHEN DRURY SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PENIEL E. JOSEPH
F OLLOWI NG THE PATHBREAKI NG SAY IT PLAIN —A B O O K AN D MP 3 SE T TH AT AL L O WS AM E R I C A N S T O RELI VE THE ORATORI CAL HI G H L IGH TS O F TH E MO DE RN STRU GGL E F O R RAC IAL EQ U A L I T Y A N D CIV IL RI GHTS Say it loud: I’m black and I’m proud!
Praise for Say It Plain :
—FROM JAMES BROWN’S 1969 ANTHEM
In 2005, The New Press published Say It Plain, the celebrated companion to the
Say It Plain captures that passion from some of America’s greatest speechmakers.
American RadioWorks® American Public Media documentary chronicling the great
—CONGRESSMAN JESSE L. JACKSON JR. (D-IL)
tradition of African American political speech of the past century. In “full-throated
History really does come alive in Say it Plain. This unique collection is a wonderfully rich resource.
public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Say It
Plain collected and transcribed speeches by some of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political ﬁgures. Many of the speeches were never before available in printed form.
—MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, PRESIDENT, CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND
Following the success of that path-breaking volume, Say It Loud adds new depth to the oral and audio history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rights—focusing directly on the pivotal questions black America grappled with during the past four decades of resistance. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the ﬁrst time, Say It Loud includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others. Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud will illuminate the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement.
Catherine Ellis is a producer for American RadioWorks ®, the documentary unit of American Public Media. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor and host of American RadioWorks ® and is the winner of the
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DuPont–Columbia University Gold Baton. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of history at Tufts University and the author of Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Bayard Rustin at a news brieﬁng about the March on Washington, 1963
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Framing Innocence A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response LYNN POWELL
T H E STORY OF HOW I NNOCENT P H O TO GRAP H S TAKE N B Y A MO TH E R O F H ER C H IL D B EC A M E T H E H EA RT OF A WRENCHI NG LEGAL B ATTL E —AN U N F O RGETTAB L E B O O K TH AT “ RESTO RES T H E T R U T H OF A FAMI LY’S LI FE” ( SALLY M AN N ) [A story with] all the ingredients necessary for the ﬁnancial and emotional destruction of a family that [had] done nothing wrong, nothing unusual, nothing that would have seemed remarkable when they themselves were children.
Responses to the two photos behind Cynthia Stewart’s arrest:
—KATHA POLLITT, THE NATION
They are well over the line. They are not anywhere near the category of normal.
Ten years ago, amateur photographer and school bus driver Cynthia Stewart dropped
—LORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) PROSECUTOR GREGORY A. WHITE
off eleven rolls of ﬁlm at a drugstore near her home in Ohio. The rolls contained photographs of her eight-year-old daughter Nora, including two of the child in the shower—photos that would cause the county prosecutor to arrest Cynthia, take her away in handcuffs, threaten to remove her daughter from her home, and charge her with crimes that carried the possibility of sixteen years in prison. The disturbing case would ultimately attract national attention—including stories in USA Today and on NPR—and supporters including the famed photographer Sally Mann, Katha Pollitt, and the ACLU. Framing Innocence brilliantly probes the many questions raised: when does a photograph of a naked child “cross the line” from innocent snapshot to child porn? What makes a photograph dangerous—the situation in
Which one? Which one? Where is it? Oh, it’s that one? —COURT-APPOINTED VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBLE ONLY TO NORA, THE CHILD
I saw photocopies of these photographs. I saw nothing wrong with them. The only person I think who could would be someone who needs serious counseling. —NORA’S THIRD-GRADE TEACHER
which it is shot or the uses to which it might be put? When does the parent, and when does the state, know best? Written by poet Lynn Powell, a neighbor of Cynthia Stewart’s, this riveting and beautifully told story plumbs the perfect storm of events and people that threatened an ordinary family in a small American town. Framing Innocence features a deter-
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mined prosecutor; a fundamentalist Christian anti-porn crusader who is appointed as Cynthia’s daughter’s guardian; the local attorneys for whom the case would become a crucible; and the many neighbors—friends and strangers, Republican and Democrat— who come together to ﬁght for sanity and for justice for Cynthia and her family.
Lynn Powell is the author of two books of poetry, Old & New Testaments and The Zones of Paradise, and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. She lives with her family in Oberlin, Ohio.
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Founders The People Who Brought You a Nation RAY RAPHAEL
N OW I N PAPERBACK A “ HI GHLY RE ADAB L E ” ( LIBRARY JOURNAL ) N EW H ISTO RY O F AME R I C A ’ S R EVOLUTI ON AND NATI ON BUI LDIN G TH AT W IL L “ DE L IGH T READE RS” (P U B L ISH ERS W E E K L Y ) , F R OM THE BESTSELLI NG AUTHOR O F FOUNDING MYTHS Raphael delivers a rich cast of characters in this fascinating account of how the new American nation found its footings. —JOYCE APPLEBY, PROFESSOR EMERITA OF HISTORY AT UCLA AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE OAH AND THE AHA
Helps redeﬁne our understanding of that most mythologized and misunderstood period in America’s past. —KENNETH C. DAVIS, AUTHOR OF AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY AND DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY
Splendid storytelling that effectively captures and humanizes the tumult of the Revolutionary Era. —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison—together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation’s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to reveal an entire generation of patriots who pushed for independence, fought a war, and set the United States on its course—giving us “an evangelizing introduction to the American Revolution” (Booklist ). Called “entertaining yet informative” by Library Journal, Founders brings to life seven historical ﬁgures whose stories anchor a sweeping yet intimate history of the Founding Era, from the beginnings of unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights thirty years later. Here we follow the intertwined lives of George Washington and a private soldier in his army. America’s richest merchant, who rescued the nation from bankruptcy, goes head to head with a peripatetic revolutionary who incited rebellion in seven states. Rounding out the company is a richly nuanced cast that
Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past Ray Raphael Paperback, $15.95, 978-1-59558-073-3
includes a common village blacksmith, a conservative slave owner with an abolitionist
change our image of this most crucial moment in America’s past.
son, and Mercy Otis Warren, the most politically engaged woman of the time. A master narrative with unprecedented historical scope, Founders will forever
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Ray Raphael has taught at a one-room public high school, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. His twelve books include Founding Myths, A People’s History of the American Revolution, and The First American Revolution, all available
from The New Press. He lives in Redway, California.
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Lift Every Voice The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement PATRICIA SULLIVAN
N OW I N PAPERBACK AN EPI C NARRATIVE O F TH E STRU GGL E AGAIN ST IN J U STIC E , H AIL E D A S “TH E DEFI NI TI VE HI STORY OF TH E N AAC P ” B Y H E N RY L O U IS GATES J R.
Superb new history . . . elegantly written. A compelling, exhaustively researched account that sweeps across much of the last century. —JONATHAN ROSENBERG, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
A “civil rights Hall of Fame” (Kirkus) that was published to remarkable praise in conjunction with the NAACP’s Centennial Celebration, Lift Every Voice is a momentous history of the struggle for civil rights told through the stories of men and women who fought inescapable racial barriers in the North as well as the South—keeping the promise of democracy alive from the earliest days of the twentieth century to the tri-
A major contribution to our understanding of the political and cultural history of African Americans—indeed, of America itself. —HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., ALPHONSE FLETCHER UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
[A] vital account of 100 years of foundational civil rights activism. —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
umphs of the 1950s and 1960s.
litical maneuvering by the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Walter White,
An overdue tribute to the organization most responsible for dismantling American apartheid.
Charles Houston, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marshall, and Roy Wilkins. In the critical post-
Historian Patricia Sullivan unearths the little-known early decades of the NAACP’s activism, telling startling stories of personal bravery, legal brilliance, and po-
war era, following a string of legal victories culminating in Brown v. Board, the NAACP knocked out the legal underpinnings of the segregation system and set the stage for the ﬁnal assault on Jim Crow. A sweeping and dramatic story woven deep into the fabric of American history— ”history that helped shape America’s consciousness, if not its soul” (Booklist )—Lift
Every Voice offers a timeless lesson on how people, without access to the traditional levers of power, can create change under seemingly impossible odds.
A compelling story . . . includes enough action-packed material for a handful of historical novels, monographs, and biographies, as well as a few movies and a TV series or two. —AMERICAN HISTORY
Patricia Sullivan teaches history at the University of South Carolina and is a fellow in the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. Her books include Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era and Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years. She lives in Washington, D.C..
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Twelve Angry Men True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today EDITED BY GREGORY S. PARKS AND
MATTHEW W. HUGHEY
CON TEMPORARY, FI RST-PERSON AC C O U N TS O F RAC IAL P RO F IL IN G, AS EXP E RIEN C E D B Y A D O Z E N BLA C K MEN FROM ALL WALKS OF L IF E AN D AL L P ARTS O F O U R SO -C AL L E D P O ST-RAC IA L C O U N T R Y
You know, when I’m catching a cab in Manhattan...I think I’ve given my credentials. —BARACK OBAMA, IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT ABOUT WHETHER HE WAS “AUTHENTICALLY BLACK ENOUGH”
When Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was questioned by the police on the front porch of his home in an afﬂuent section of Cambridge, many people across the country reacted with surprise and disbelief. But African American men from coast to
Contributors include: Byronn Bain Paul Butler Devon W. Carbado King Downing James Igoe Solomon Moore Vershawn Ashanti Young
coast experienced painful recognition; “Gatesgate” was merely the very public manifestation of a phenomenon many black men experience regularly. In Twelve Angry Men, a dozen eloquent authors tell their own personal versions of this story. Among others, we hear from a Harvard law school student who was tackled by security guards on the streets of Manhattan; a federal prosecutor who was detained while walking in his own neighborhood in Washington, D.C.; a high school student in Colorado who was arrested for “loitering” in the subway station as he waited for the train home; a bike rider trailed by police cars in Austin, Texas; a professor at a Big Ten university in Iowa; a New York Times reporter; and the head of
Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice Paul Butler Paperback, $16.95, 978–1–59558–500–4
the ACLU’s racial proﬁling initiative, who was pursued by National Guardsmen after arriving on the red-eye in Boston’s Logan Airport. Here we have the full spectrum of African American men sharing the predicament of being law-abiding black men in
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America today. By turns angry, funny, bitter, and rueful, the effect of these ﬁrst-person accounts is staggering, and will open the eyes of anyone who thinks we live in a “postracial” or “color-blind” America.
Gregory S. Parks, PhD, JD, is a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals. He is the co-editor of Critical Race Realism (The New Press) and lives in Washington, D.C.. Matthew W. Hughey, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, where he lives. He is the co-editor of The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America.
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Sacred Matters Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States GARY LADERMAN
N OW I N PAPERBACK A “ THOUGH T P RO VO KIN G” ( RELEVANT MAGAZINE ) L O O K AT TH E WA Y S R ELI GI OUS PRACTI CE I S FOUND IN TH E MO ST U N L IKEL Y (AN D SE C U L AR) IN STITU TIO N S
Although most people continue to think of religion only in terms of believing in God or going to church or synagogue, Laderman paints a much larger and richer canvas. —SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE REVIEW
Will be appreciated by culture watchers for its genre-bending reframing of the holy and the secular.
A generous and hopeful book, an invaluable guide to a broader, more profound understanding of what “religion” means and why it matters whether we believe in it or not. —JEFF SHARLET, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FAMILY
Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation’s children, religion scholar
Gary Laderman casts his eye over our deeply hidden spiritual landscape, questioning
This is an interesting and worthwhile topic, with lots of material for thought and conversation . . . worth reading.
whether our conventional views even begin to capture the rich and strange diversity
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of religious life in America. A compelling read, Sacred Matters shows that genuinely religious practices and experiences can be found in the unlikeliest of places—in science laboratories and movie theaters, at the Super Bowl and Star Trek conventions, and in Americans’ obsession with prescription drugs and pornography. When devoted fans make a pilgrimage to Graceland because of their love for Elvis, Laderman argues, their behavior doesn’t just seem religious, it is religious—enacting a well-known ritual pattern toward saints in the history of Christianity. In a dramatic reframing of what is holy and secular, Sacred Matters makes a powerful and illuminating case that religion is everywhere—and that we have barely begun to reckon with its hold on our cultural life.
Gary Laderman is a professor of American religious history and cultures at Emory University. He is the author of two books on death in America: The Sacred Remains and Rest in Peace. Laderman is also the director and co-editor of the new online religion magazine, ReligionDispatches.org. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Sociology Is a Martial Art A Bourdieu Reader PIERRE BOURDIEU EDITED BY GISÈLE SAPIRO
PA PE RBACK ORI GI NAL AN ESSENTIAL C O L L EC TIO N O F P O L ITIC AL ESSAY S, IN TE RVIE W S, A N D LECTURES BY THE PI ONEERI NG FRE N C H SO C IO L O GIST, IN TH E TRADITIO N O F TH E B ESTS E L L I N G THE CHOMSKY-FOUCAULT DEBATE The most convincing embodiment of the politically active intellectual since Jean-Paul Sartre or Michel Foucault.
Praise for the work of Pierre Bourdieu:
—THE TIMES (LONDON)
Bourdieu once again selects the right targets and, as always, has much to say that is incisive and enlightening.
Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most inﬂuential intellectuals of our times, a leading dissident sociologist who “assumed a public role in the tradition of Émile Zola and Jean-Paul Sartre” (New York Times). A 2007 Times of London survey of the most cited authors in the humanities ranked Bourdieu second only to Michel Foucault, ahead of every other noted thinker of the past century. Bourdieu’s writings helped inspire the mass movements against neoliberalism and globalization, and his books have been translated into dozens of languages, decisively shaping the way the world
Bourdieu has developed one of the most powerful and heuristically promising approaches to human reality. —PAUL RABINOW
thinks about the changes wrought by the new global economy.
Sociology Is a Martial Art is an accessible survey of this seminal thinker’s most inﬂuential writings. It includes the full text of his short books Acts of Resistance, Firing
Back, and On Television, in addition to key articles, interviews, and speeches, all of which introduce the reader to Bourdieu’s innovative approach to sociology as a mode of political intervention. Edited and with an introduction by noted French sociologist Gisèle Sapiro, Sociology Is a Martial Art will become this generation’s indispensable introduction to Bourdieu’s work.
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Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002) was one of the most inﬂuential social scientists of the
twentieth century. A professor of sociology at the Collège de France, he is the author of thirty-six books, including Distinction, named one of the twentieth century’s ten most important works of sociology. Gisèle Sapiro is a sociologist at the Centre national de la recherche scientiﬁque (CNRS). She is a former student of Pierre Bourdieu
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and lives in Paris.
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Rabble A People’s History of War and Rebellion in Colonial North America DANIEL GARCIA A NEW PRESS PEOPLE’S HISTORY HOWARD ZINN, SERIES EDITOR
A BOLD NEW “ BOTTOM -UP” HI STO RY O F AME RIC AN WARF ARE , F RO M TH E P E RSP E C TIVE OF C OMMON PEOPLE WHO WORKED, F O U GH T, B L E D, AN D DIE D IN TH E C REATIO N O F PR EREVOLUTI ONARY AM ERI CA Land-enclosures, overpopulation, and religious persecution in the British Isles pushed the ignorant and poor to the roughly mapped Atlantic coasts of North America, where they became the expendable shock troops of British imperialism. Armed with a prescribed sense of racial superiority, desperation, muskets, and disease, [they] gained a beachhead on the East coast. —FROM RABBLE
In this major new installment in The New Press People’s History Series conceived
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and edited by the late Howard Zinn, historian Daniel Garcia uncovers the tumultuous world of colonial America—where the world’s armies clashed amid an often desperate contest among Native Americans, Africans, and European settlers. Spanning the years 1492 to 1776, Rabble is a long overdue people’s history of war and war resistance in this formative era, an ambitious narrative designed to examine the early centuries of American military history from the “bottom up.”
Rabble resonates with the voices and actions of the marginalized and rebellious of colonial times—a rich and fascinating cast that includes Weetamoo, Daniel Shay,
The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord Ray Raphael Paperback, $15.95, 978-1-56584-815-3
Cato, Francisco Menendez, Simon Girty, Pontiac, Popé, and Nathaniel Bacon, among many others. In a brilliant and eye-opening reconstruction of long-forgotten battles
and little-known warriors, Garcia shows how the experience of warfare in North
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America was as much shaped by Native American and African military strategies as it was by the French and English generals who vied for control of the continent. Exposing the deep and tangled roots of American militarism, Rabble is a riveting new account of a poorly understood but vitally important period in our history.
Daniel Garcia teaches at the College of New Rochelle. Unlike many military historians who have rooted their intellectual experience in military service, he has served in various antiwar campaigns, including the anti–nuclear weapons campaign and the anti–Latin American interventionist campaigns of the 1980s. Garcia currently lives in New York City.
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No Equal Justice Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System REVISED AND UPDATED
PA PE RBACK A TENTH-ANNI VERS ARY E DITIO N O F TH E AWARD-WIN N IN G C L ASSIC W O RK O N R ACE- AND CLASS-BASED DOUBL E STAN DARDS IN TH E L AW , C O MP L ETE L Y REVISE D AN D UPDATED BY THE LEADI NG CONS TITU TIO N AL SC H O L AR A Boston Book Review Best NonFiction Book of the Year An American Political Science Association Best Book on an Issue of National Policy
No Equal Justice makes a strong case that we have tolerated a law enforcement strategy that depends on the exploitation of race and class divisions. —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
No Equal Justice offers a challenging, multilayered analysis of how the disconnect between constitutional theory and legal practice has infected today’s justice system. —THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
First published a decade ago, No Equal Justice is the seminal work on race- and classbased double standards in criminal justice. Hailed as a “shocking and necessary book” by The Economist, it has become the standard reference point for anyone trying to understand the fundamental inequalities in the American legal system. The book, written by constitutional law scholar and civil liberties advocate David Cole, was named the best nonﬁction book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review and the best book on an issue of national policy by the American Political Science Association.
No Equal Justice examines subjects ranging from police behavior and jury selection to sentencing, and argues that our system does not merely fail to live up to the promise of equality, but actively requires double standards to operate. Such disparities, Cole argues, allow the privileged to enjoy constitutional protections from police power without paying the costs associated with extending those protections across The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander Hardcover, $27.95, 978-1-59558-103-7
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the board to minorities and the poor. For this new, tenth-anniversary paperback edition, Cole has completely updated and revised the book, reﬂecting the substantial changes and developments that have occurred since ﬁrst publication.
David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and a volunteer staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is also legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is also the author of the American Book Award–winning Enemy Aliens; Less Safe, Less Free (with Jules Lobel); The Torture Memos; and Terrorism and the Constitution,
all published by The New Press. He lives in Washington, D.C..
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Hell No Your Right to Dissent in 21st-Century America THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL RATNER AND MARGARET RATNER KUNSTLER
PA PE RBACK ORI GI NAL A SNAPPY GU IDE TO REC L AIMIN G TH E RIGH T TO DISSEN T—P E RF E C T F O R A CTI VI STS, TEACHERS, GRAND MO TH E RS, AN D AN Y O N E E L SE W H O W AN TS TO EXERC ISE T H E I R CON STI TUTI ONAL RI GHTS—FROM TH E C O U N TRY ’ S L E ADIN G C O N STITU TIO N AL RIGH TS GR O U P Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
• Can an Agent Search My Trash?
In the Age of Terrorism, the world has become a much more dangerous place—for activists, dissenters, and other law-abiding citizens whose First Amendment rights are all too frequently at odds with law enforcement. In Hell No, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the leading public interest law organization, explores the current situation of attacks upon and criminalization of dissent, from the surveillance of activists to the federalization of local law enforcement and the labeling of activists as “terrorists.” The book includes chapters on what today’s activists must know about the threats posed by federal law enforcement agents
• “Sneak and Peek” Searches • What Is Entrapment? • When Can the Government Tap My Phone Calls? • Can the Government Monitor My Text Messages? • National Security Letters
and their tactics, as well as the actual text of the recently released FBI Domestic
Investigations and Operations Guide, in which the FBI spells out its approach to policing dissent. With an introduction on “What’s Happened to Dissent Today” (which looks at the protests at the Republican National Convention) by CCR board chair Michael Ratner and Margaret Ratner Kunstler, Hell No is an indispensable tool in the effort to give free speech true meaning in a post–9/11 world.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is an organization dedicated to advancing and
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protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Michael Ratner Kunstler is an attorney in private practice. As education director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, she originated the Movement Support Network and authored “If an Agent Knocks.” Kunstler is the President of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice, a foundation established in 1995 in the memory of her late husband to combat racism in the criminal justice system. She lives in New York City.
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A People’s History of World War II The World’s Most Destructive Conﬂict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It EDITED BY MARC FAVREAU A NEW PRESS PEOPLE’S HISTORY HOWARD ZINN, SERIES EDITOR
PA PE RBACK ORI GI NAL THE MOST STIRRIN G IN TERVIEWS, P H O TO GRAP H S, L E TTE RS, O RA L H I S T O R I E S , AN D OTHER FI RST-PERSON ACCO U N TS O F W O RL D WAR II—A MAJ O R N EW RESO U RC E F O R C L A S S R O O M TEA C HERS AND GENERAL READE RS AL IKE Includes: • transcripts of Alan Lomax’s man-on-the-street interviews following the Pearl Harbor attack
I’ve lived about thirty-eight years after the war and about twenty years before. For me it’s B.W. and A.W.—before the war and after the war. I suspect there are a lot of people like me. —ROBERT RASMUS, INTERVIEWED BY STUDS TERKEL
• oral history interviews from Studs Terkel’s Pulitzer Prizewinning book “The Good War”
The most destructive war in human history, World War II haunts American memory
• propaganda cartoons by Dr. Seuss and other leading comic artists
generated a rich trove of historical material, writings, and ﬁrst-person recollections,
• rare archival photographs from the Library of Congress
ing World War II to life through some of the most vivid accounts and images available
• oral histories of the Japanese war experience • letters from German Jewish refugees and much more December
and also serves as the subject of ongoing interest for movies, television, and books— from Slaughterhouse-Five to Saving Private Ryan. The wartime experience has also which are essential to any appreciation of this most pivotal of historical events.
A People’s History of World War II brings the full range of human experience duranywhere. This concise and accessible volume includes ﬁrst-person interviews by Studs Terkel; rare archival photographs from the Ofﬁce of War Information collection; propaganda comics from Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss); stories of wartime experiences from writers including historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French author Marguerite Duras; and selections from the writings of some of the world’s leading historians of the war, including John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm. For anyone interested in an unsanitized view of the war as it was experienced by victors and victims alike, here is the perfect antidote to the “greatest generation”
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mythology of our own time. Covering World War II in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. home front, A People’s History of World War II is an important new addition to any World War II bookshelf.
Marc Favreau is the editorial director of The New Press. Authors he has worked with include Ira Berlin, Eric Hobsbawm, Lloyd Gardner, Nelson Lichtenstein, Ellen Schrecker, and Patricia Sullivan. A co-editor of Remembering Slavery, he lives in New York City.
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Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It EDITED BY ROBERT W. McCHESNEY AND VICTOR PICKARD
PA PE RBACK ORI GI NAL THE FI RST-EVE R RO AD MAP TO U N DERSTAN DIN G TH E DE B ATE S S W I R L I N G AR OUND THE SUDD EN COLLAPSE O F TH E N E W S ME DIA
Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “if the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke. —CLAY SHIRKY, AUTHOR OF HERE COMES EVERYBODY
The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new terrain has been noticeably missing. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled twelve seminal pieces on
With contributions by: Eric Alterman Paul Starr Bree Nordenson C. Edwin Baker Yochai Benkler Victor Pickard, Josh Stearns, and Craig Aaron Clay Shirky David Simon Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols Leonard Downie Jr. and Michael Schudson
the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Inﬂuential commentators provide a comprehensive portrait of the newspaper industry’s predicament— including a concise history of modern newspaper journalism; a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and ﬁnancial causes of newspapers’ sudden collapse; and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter
Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times Robert W. McChesney Paperback, $18.95, 978-1-56584-634-0
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of several books on the media, including the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy,
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and a co-editor (with Ben Scott) of Our Unfree Press: 100 Years of Radical Media Criticism (both available from The New Press). He lives in Urbana, Illinois. Victor Pickard
is an assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He lives in New York City.
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Swallow Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them MARY CAPPELLO
A R EVELATORY, POETI C EXPLORATIO N O F SW AL L O WIN G—AN D O F A STRAN GE C O L L EC TION O F OBJ ECTS PRESERVED BY A SI NG L E -MIN DED MEDIC AL P IO N E E R
Each of us has at least one formative swallow, one out-of-theordinary episode at the threshold of the mouth that made us who we are. —FROM SWALLOW
Praise for Mary Cappello’s previous books
Night Bloom :
ing set of drawers ﬁlled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled
[Cappello’s] writing shines, and, like the ﬂowers she cherishes, offers ﬂeeting glimpses of beauty.
(both by accident and deliberately), including a cruciﬁx, hundreds of safety pins, a toy
—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
goat, a padlock, and a “Perfect Attendance” pin. Combining original research with a
One of the most popular attractions in the Mütter Museum, the world-famous medical museum in Philadelphia, is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguil-
sympathetic and evocative sensibility, award-winning author Mary Cappello restores the narratives, lives, and desires of the physician-artist Dr. Chevalier Jackson and
[A] remarkable achievement. —ADAM PHILLIPS
his patients that haunt this uncanny collection, uncovering a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and “hysteria,” of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. As with Lawrence Weschler’s Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders, in Swallow a marvelous collection forms a surprising narrative that journeys deep into the nature of
Endlessly fascinating. —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Called Back :
human experience. A literary and psychological exploration, the book seeks to under-
[A]n astonishing literary achievement.
stand rather than gawk at sword swallowers, women who lunched on hardware, and
a boy who wasn’t saved because he wasn’t believed. Cappello invites us to enter the
Cappello makes stunning connections between literature, art, her life, medicine, cancer. A brilliant book.
seat of human appetite, language, aggression, breath, and even knowledge—the human mouth—in an original and creative tour de force.
Mary Cappello’s literary nonﬁction includes Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Lange-Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence. Objects found in Joseph B——, 1923
January Hardcover, 978-1-59558-395-6 $27.95 / $33.95 CAN 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄4”, 336 pages with 44 b&w images History
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A Bomb in Every Issue How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America PETER RICHARDSON
N OW I N PAPERBACK A LAVI SHLY P RAISE D “ L IVEL Y H ISTO RY ” ( LOS ANGELES TIMES ) O F RAMPARTS —THE M AGAZI NE THAT B RO U GH T TH E N EW L E F T IN TO AMERIC AN L IVIN G RO O M S IN THE ’60S AND M ADE AN I NDE L IB L E IMP RIN T O N AMERIC AN J O U RN AL ISM It’s a great delight to see this key chapter in the history of American journalism at last get the readable, judicious history it deserves. —ADAM HOCHSCHILD, AUTHOR OF HALF THE WAY HOME AND BURY THE CHAINS
Richardson tells Ramparts ’ story in jaunty prose . . . with delightful anecdotes.
This book satisﬁes on every level. —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A Mother Jones “Best Book of 2009,” A Bomb in Every Issue uncovers the largely untold story of Ramparts magazine, the spectacular San Francisco muckraker that captured the zeitgeist of the ’60s and repeatedly scooped the New York Times, changing American journalism forever. Launched in 1962 as a Catholic literary quarterly, Ramparts quickly transformed into a “radical slick,” winning a George Polk Award in 1967 for its “explosive revival of
the great muckraking tradition.” According to the Los Angeles Times, the magazine
Richardson has peppered his account with lively comments, most of them from reporters who cut their eyeteeth in newspapers long before the 1960s.
“not only blew the cover off the biggest stories of the era, it also helped set the ideo-
—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
An excellent history that shouldn’t be ignored. —DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, AUTHOR OF THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR
logical agenda for its core demographic, the New Left, and forced the mainstream press to follow its lead.”
Ramparts‘ list of contributors—including Noam Chomsky, César Chávez, Seymour Hersh, Angela Davis, and Susan Sontag—formed a who’s who of the American left. Although Ramparts folded for good in 1975, former staffers founded
Rolling Stone and Mother Jones and include some of the most illustrious names in journalism (names like Robert Scheer, Jann Wenner, and Warren Hinckle), and
Ramparts remains an inspiration to investigative journalists today.
Peter Richardson is the editorial director at PoliPointPress, the chair of the CaliPaperback, 978-1-59558-546-2 $17.95 / $21.95 CAN 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄4”, 256 pages with 16 b&w photographs Media/Journalism (Hardcover edition: 978-1-59558-439-7)
fornia Studies Association, and a lecturer at San Francisco State University. His publications include American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams and numerous essays on literature, language, politics, and media. He lives in Marin County, California.
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Bad News How America’s Business Press Missed the Story of the Century EDITED BY ANYA SCHIFFRIN
LEA DI NG SCHOLARS AND JOURN AL ISTS—IN C L U DIN G N O B E L L AU REATE J O SE P H STIGL IT Z , T H E COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW ’ S DE AN STARKMAN , AN D NEW YORK TIMES B U SIN E S S W R I T E R PET ER S. GOOD MAN—ASSESS TH E ME DIA’ S F AIL U RE TO SEE TH E F IN AN C IAL C RISIS C O M I N G There are three 24-hour ﬁnancial networks. All their slogans are like, “We know what’s going on on Wall Street.” But then you turn it on during the crisis, and they’re like, “We don’t know what’s going on.” It’d be like turning on the Weather Channel in a hurricane and they’re just doing this: [shuddering] “Why am I wet?! What’s happening to me? And it’s so windy!” —JON STEWART
As the recent U.S. ﬁnancial crisis unfolded, journalists struggled to keep up with the biggest story of the century. After the markets unraveled and the economy began spiraling downward, reporters raced to cover an unfamiliar cast of characters and an alphabet soup of derivatives and toxic ﬁnancial instruments. And in this midst of this collapse, ironically, the business of journalism itself hit the rocks, as the mainstream media grappled with collapsing ad revenues and falls in circulation. Faulted for cheerleading coverage that helped create the bubble, the business media came under siege from commentators across the political spectrum— epitomized by Jon Stewart’s now-famous attack on James Cramer for his uncritical coverage of Bear Stearns and other ﬁnancial giants. Did the press fail in its critical role as it gave into the irrational exuberance that fed the bubble itself? How do we explain these failures? The role of the business press in the current crisis strikes at the heart of the heated debate about the media’s role as guardians of our democratic society. With contributions—all but one original—from leading journalists and academics at the forefront of this issue, Bad News is the ﬁrst attempt to navigate through a controversy that will be studied for decades to come.
Contributors include: Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Peter S. Goodman, New York Times Barry Sussman, Nieman Watchdog Dean Starkman, Columbia Journalism Review Maureen Tkacik, formerly of Wall Street Journal and Jezebel Steven Schifferes, City University of London Robert Giles, Nieman Foundation Christopher Roush, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill February Hardcover, 978-1-59558-549-3 $23.95 / $28.95 CAN 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄4”, 208 pages Media/Business
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She spent ten years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia. She lives in New York City. WWW.THENEWPRESS.COM
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An Army of Phantoms American Movies and the Making of the Cold War J. HOBERMAN
F R OM ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S P REEMIN EN T F IL M AN D C U L TU RAL C RITIC S, AN IMAGIN AT I V E , IN TELLECTUALLY BRACI NG WORK DRAWIN G U N E XP EC TED P ARAL L EL S B ETW E E N P O STW A R A M E R I C A A N D I TS M OVI ES Praise for J. Hoberman’s The Dream Life :
J. Hoberman is simply the best historian, full-stop, of that hallucinatory decade when politics imitated celluloid and movies invaded reality. Cultural history doesn’t get any better—or scarier—than this.
One of the most vital cultural histories I [have] ever read.
—MIKE DAVIS, AUTHOR OF DEAD CITIES AND CITY OF QUARTZ
—DAVID EDELSTEIN, SLATE
An Army of Phantoms is a major new work of history and ﬁlm criticism from the
[A] fresh examination of the era’s most signiﬁcant ﬁlms.
highly regarded critic J. Hoberman. Here he applies the same dynamic synergy of
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
American politics and American popular culture to the Cold War’s ﬁrst decade that he brought to the 1960s in his critically acclaimed book The Dream Life. The years between 1946 and 1956 brought U.S. dominance over Europe and a
An immensely enjoyable read. —TIKKUN
new youth culture. The period saw the movie industry purged of its political left while
Weav[es] together the strands of history with dazzling synchronicity.
the rise of ideological action hero John Wayne came to dominate theaters. Analyzing
—PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER
new war in Asia, as well as the birth of the civil rights movement and the stirrings of a
movies and media events, Hoberman has organized a pageant of cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-ﬁ ﬂicks, and biblical spectaculars wherein Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic tests are shown on live TV, God talks on the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe. Essential reading for ﬁlm and history buffs, An Army of Phantoms is a history of ﬁlm that is also, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, about the ﬁlm of history.
J. Hoberman is the senior ﬁlm critic for the Village Voice, where he has worked for more than thirty years. He is the author of Bridge of Light, The Magic Hour, The Red Atlantis, Vulgar Modernism, and The Dream Life (The New Press) and the co-author,
The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties J. Hoberman Paperback, $19.95, 978-1-56584-978-5
with Jonathan Rosenbaum, of Midnight Movies. He has written for Artforum, the London Review of Books, The Nation, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times, among other publications, and has taught cinema history at Cooper Union
since 1990. He lives in New York. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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Eric Godal, October 25, 1944 Theodor Seuss Geisel, August 15, 1941
Saul Steinberg, November 15, 1942
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Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists ANDRÉ SCHIFFRIN
N OW I N PAPERBACK THE CAPTI V ATIN G W O RL D WAR II–ERA P O L ITIC AL C ARTO O N S O F DR . SEUSS ALONGSI D E THE WORK O F L E GEN DARY C ARTO O N ISTS SAU L STEIN B ERG, A L HI RSCHFELD, AND OTHERS Offers the reader time travel to a remarkable era when editorial cartoons really mattered—and the cartoonists knew it.
A delightful and important book.
—AMERICA IN WWII
An interesting journey providing snapshots in history from times when U.S. involvement in the war was no foregone conclusion and later moments when victory was no guarantee.
When Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War was ﬁrst published in hardcover, dedicated readers and fans of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, were reminded of his fascinating, long-forgotten career as a political cartoonist for the New York Daily newspaper PM during World War II. In marvelously trenchant cartoons, Geisel captured the zeitgeist of the New York left with a wonderful Seussian ﬂair that People magazine called “instantly recognizable.” Dr. Seuss, however, was only one of a number of distinguished cartoonists
Echo[es] the fears, hopes, and prejudices of an earlier era. —HISTORY WIRE
whose work appeared in PM. In Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War, we discover an astonishing treasure trove of over three hundred incisive political cartoons by Seuss as well as a cohort of other legendary cartoonists of the time, including Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, Arthur Szyk, Carl Rose, and Mischa Richter, among others. These fascinating cartoons and insightful commentary span the six years of World War II, giving us an eye-opening look at the issues facing progressive Americans and a sneak preview of the early work of some of the twentieth century’s greatest cartoonists. Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War offers a totally different picture of the war, at home and abroad, and is sure to fascinate and surprise readers across
Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel Richard H. Minear Paperback, $19.95, 978-1-56584-704-0
the generations. February
In close to ﬁfty years as an editor, ﬁrst at Pantheon Books and then as the founding director of The New Press, André Schiffrin was responsible for a great many books on World War II, including Art Speigelman’s Maus and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Embracing Defeat. He is the author of several books himself, among them The Busi-
Paperback, 978-1-59558-545-5 $21.95 / $26.95 CAN 9” x 9”, 288 pages with b&w art throughout History/WWII (Hardcover edition: 978-1-59558-470-0)
ness of Books and A Political Education. He lives in New York City.
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All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated Nell Bernstein PB, $16.95, 978-1-59558-185-3, 320 pages Criminal Justice An intimate and heartbreaking investigation into the lives of children of incarcerated parents, by an award-winning journalist
Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice Paul Butler PB, $16.95, 978-1-59558-500-4, 224 pages Criminal Justice/Law A smart, provocative, and impassioned critique of the criminal justice system, from a former federal prosecutor
Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Edited by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Neil T. Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendall Thomas PB, $30, 978-1-56584-271-7, 528 pages Law/African American Studies The seminal texts on the interplay between law and race in America
May It Please the Court: Live Recordings and Transcripts of Landmark Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court Since 1955 Edited by Peter Irons and Stephanie Guitton PB/CD, $29.95, 978-1-59558-090-0, 400 pages Law/History A new paperback edition of live recordings and transcripts of twenty-three landmark Supreme Court cases, now available on MP3 audio CDs
Prison Proﬁteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration Edited by Tara J. Herivel and Paul Wright
The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable Edited by David Cole
PB, $18.95, 978-1-59558-454-0, 352 pages Criminal Justice/Sociology
PB, $17.95, 978-1-59558-492-2, 304 pages Current Affairs/Law
A critical look at the astonishing range of industries, corporations, and individuals making money off the imprisonment of over 2.3 millions Americans
The key Ofﬁce of Legal Counsel documents used to justify torture in the “War on Terror”
Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment Edited by Marc Mauer and Meda Chesney-Lind PB, $18.95, 978-1-56584-848-1, 368 pages Current Affairs/Law A collection of essays from criminal justice experts and scholars on the unexamined consequences of mass imprisonment
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander HC, $27.95, 978-1-59558-103-7, 304 pages Criminal Justice/Law A bold and innovative argument that mass incarceration amounts to a devastating system of racial control, by a rising legal star
Race to Incarcerate Marc Mauer PB, $15.95, 978-1-59558-022-1, 256 pages Sociology/Criminology An updated edition of the race- and class-based analysis of the main trends over the last twenty-ﬁve years of American criminal justice policy
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Popular Economics & Social Issues
10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care Edited by Mary O’Brien and Martha Livingston
10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes Edited by Stephanie Greenwood
PB, $13.95, 978-1-59558-328-4, 176 pages Health/Current Affairs
PB, $13.95, 978-1-59558-161-7, 160 pages Economics
A short, handy guide to the arguments and data in favor of national health care
A short, snappy guide about why we should be glad to pay taxes
The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide Meizhu Lui, Bárbara Robles, Betsy Leondar-Wright, Rose Brewer, and Rebecca Adamson, with United for a Fair Economy PB, $19.95, 978-1-59558-004-7, 336 pages Economics An eye-opening ﬁeld guide to the wealth gap
The Consumer Society Reader Edited by Juliet B. Schor and Douglas B. Holt PB, $24.95, 978-1-56584-598-5, 528 pages Sociology A unique and deﬁnitive reader of our national passion—“buying stuff”—and its consequences for American society
The Lexicon of Labor: More Than 500 Key Terms, Biographical Sketches, and Historical Insights Concerning Labor in America R. Emmett Murray PB, $17.95, 978-1-59558-226-3, 208 pages Reference/History An innovative and informative mini-encyclopedia of work and workers in America, revised and updated
Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel with United for a Fair Economy and Class Action PB, $18.95, 978-1-59558-015-3, 272 pages Economics
Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal Moshe Adler HC, $24.95, 978-1-59558-101-3, 240 pages Economics
A newly updated edition of the activist guide to closing the gap between the rich and everyone else in America
A masterful and wonderfully accessible book that does for economics what Howard Zinn has done for American history
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy Lisa Dodson
Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education Nancy Folbre
HC, $24.95, 978-1-59558-472-4, 240 pages Sociology/Economics
HC, $24.95, 978-1-59558-065-8, 208 pages Education
The untold story of a silent movement for economic justice—led by ordinary middle-class Americans who bend the rules to help the working poor
How to rescue public higher education in the United States, by the nationally known economist
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The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome Michael Parenti PB, $16.95, 978-1-56584-942-6, 288 pages History/Ancient Rome Intrigue, murder, and class struggle at the heart of the Roman Empire
“Exterminate All the Brutes”: One Man’s Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide Sven Lindqvist PB, $15.95, 978-1-56584-359-2, 192 pages History/African Studies A new edition of the brilliant and unsettling history of Europe’s genocidal colonization of Africa
Home Fronts: A Wartime America Reader Edited by Michael S. Foley and Brendan P. O’Malley PB, $27.95, 978-1-59558-014-6, 656 pages U.S. History An illuminating documentary history that reveals the effects of U.S. military ventures overseas on American life at home
Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present Cynthia Stokes Brown PB, $17.95, 978-1-59558-414-4, 304 pages History Now in paperback, the ﬁrst popular book in an innovative new ﬁeld that seeks to ﬁt human history into the history of the universe
Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past Ray Raphael PB, $15.95, 978-1-59558-073-3, 368 pages U.S. History The highly praised book in which cherished stories from American history are exposed as myths
Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism Edited by Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillian PB, $17.95, 978-1-59558-504-2, 240 pages American History A compendium of words that spurred American radical thought and action, from the early twentieth century to the present
The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World Vijay Prashad PB, $19.95, 978-1-59558-342-0, 384 pages History An alternative history of the Cold War from the point of view of the world’s poor, by a rising intellectual star
History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years Kyle Ward PB, $17.95, 978-1-59558-215-7, 400 pages U.S. History A fascinating reminder of how contemporary prejudices color the way each generation looks at the nation’s past
Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South Edited by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, and Robert Korstad with the staff of the Behind the Veil Project PB/CD, $29.95, 978-1-59558-334-5, 384 pages African American Studies/U.S. History A groundbreaking book-and-audio set of interviews about African American life in the segregated South
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Index of Authors and Titles
10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes Adamson, Rebecca Adler, Moshe Alexander, Michelle All Alone in the World An Army of Phantoms The Assassination of Julius Caesar Ayers, William
Bad News Bernstein, Nell Beyond the Bake Sale Big History A Bomb in Every Issue Bombing Civilians Bourdieu, Pierre Brewer, Rose Brown, Cynthia Stokes Butler, Paul
32 32 32 32 31 31 26–27 33 30 25 31 30 33 24 4 15 32 33 31
Cappello, Mary Center for Constitutional Rights Chafe, William H. Chesney-Lind, Meda City Kids, City Teachers Classroom Conversations Cole, David Collins, Chuck The Color of Wealth The Consumer Society Reader Crenshaw, Kimberlé Critical Race Theory Cultures of War Cushman, Kathleen
22–23 19 33 31 30 30 18, 31 32 32 32 31 31 5 30
Daniel The Darker Nations Davies, Don Delpit, Lisa Diamond, Julie Dodson, Lisa Dower, John W. Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War
2–3 33 30 30 30 32 5 28–29
Economic Apartheid in America Economics for the Rest of Us Ellis, Catherine
32 32 6–7
Everyday Antiracism “Exterminate All the Brutes”
Favreau, Marc Fires in the Bathroom Folbre, Nancy Foley, Michael S. Ford, Patricia Founders Founding Myths Framing Innocence
20 30 32 33 30 10 33 8–9
Garcia, Daniel Gavins, Raymond Gotanda, Neil T. Greenwood, Stephanie Guitton, Stephanie
16–17 33 31 32 31
Hell No Henderson, Anne T. The Herb Kohl Reader Herivel, Tara J. History in the Making Hoberman, J. Holt, Douglas B. Home Fronts Hughey, Matthew W.
19 30 30 31 33 26–27 32 33 12–13
Johnson, Vivian R.
Kohl, Herbert Korstad, Robert
Laderman, Gary Leondar-Wright, Betsy Let’s Get Free The Lexicon of Labor Lift Every Voice Lindqvist, Sven Lui, Meizhu Livingston, Martha
14 32 31 32 11 33 32 32
Mapp, Karen L. Mankell, Henning Mauer, Marc May It Please the Court McCarthy, Timothy Patrick
30 2–3 31 31 33
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McChesney, Robert W. McMillian, John Miletta, Alexandra Miletta, Maureen The Moral Underground Murray, R. Emmett
21 33 30 30 32 32
The New Jim Crow No Equal Justice
O’Brien, Mary O’Malley, Brendan P. Other People’s Children
32 33 30
Parenti, Michael Parks, Gregory S. Peller, Gary A People’s History of World War II Pickard, Victor Pollock, Mica Powell, Lynn Prashad, Vijay Prison Proﬁteers Protest Nation
Rabble Race to Incarcerate Raphael, Ray Remembering Jim Crow
33 12–13 31 20 21 30 8–9 33 31 33 16–17 31 10, 33 33
Richardson, Peter Robles, Bárbara Rose, Mike
Sacred Matters Sapiro, Gisèle Saving State U Say It Loud Schiffrin, André Schiffrin, Anya Schor, Juliet B. Smith, Stephen Drury Sociology Is a Martial Art Sullivan, Patricia Swallow Tanaka, Yuki Thomas, Kendall The Torture Memos Twelve Angry Men
24 32 30 14 15 32 6–7 28–29 25 32 6–7 15 11 22–23 4 31 31 12–13
Ward, Kyle Welcome to the Aquarium Why School Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights Wright, Paul
33 30 30 21 31
Yeskel, Felice Young, Marilyn B.
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