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The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen, second edition

by Peter J. Bailey

For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen.

The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

by James C. Nicholson

An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was—if nothing else—an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing.

The Birds of Opulence

by Crystal Wilkinson

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street comes an astonishing new novel.

The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics

by Vandana Shiva

The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement—unprecedented in human history.

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

by Vandana Shiva

For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations.

Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

by William J. Rust

Although most Americans paid little attention to Cambodia during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, the nation’s proximity to China and the global ideological struggle with the Soviet Union guaranteed US vigilance throughout Southeast Asia.

The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction, second edition

by Charles Fanning

In this study, Charles Fanning has written the first general account of the origins and development of a literary tradition among American writers of Irish birth or background who have explored the Irish immigrant or ethnic experience in works of fiction.

Sidney Lumet: Film and Literary Vision, second edition

by Frank R. Cunningham

Since 1957, Sidney Lumet, the most prolific American director of his generation, has deepened audiences’ awareness of social, ethical, and feminist issues through such distinguished films as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Running on Empty, and Critical Care.

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

by Brian Purnell

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established a reputation as one of the most important civil rights organizations of the early 1960s.

Feminist Literary Criticism: Explorations in Theory, second edition

edited by Josephine C. Donovan

The first major book of feminist critical theory published in the United States is now available in an expanded second edition.

Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State, second edition

edited by James C. Klotter

Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State.

Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

by Jessica Elkind

In the aftermath of World War II, as longstanding empires collapsed and former colonies struggled for independence, the United States employed new diplomatic tools to counter unprecedented challenges to its interests across the globe.

My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South

by Sergio A. Lussana

Trapped in a world of brutal physical punishment and unremitting, back-breaking labor, Frederick Douglass mused that it was the friendships he shared with other enslaved men that carried him through his darkest days.

Inside Israel's Northern Command: The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border

edited by Brigadier General Dani Asher, IDF (Ret.) with contributions by Yitzhak Hofi, Uri Simchoni, Avraham Bar David, and Hagai Mann

On October 6, 1973, Israel’s Northern Command was surprised by the thunder of cannon fire and the sight of dense, black smoke.

The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic

by Albert W. A. Schmid foreword by Bridget Albert

Alongside other classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, the Mint Julep, and the Martini, the Manhattan has been a staple of the sophisticated bar scene since the late nineteenth century.

Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President

by Kathryn Canavan

When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike.

Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era

by James Bawden and Ron Miller

James Bawden: Seeing the way people behave when they’re around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?

Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

by Frank Noack

Veit Harlan (1899–1964) was one of Germany’s most controversial and loathed directors.

Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts

by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown

With its tales of benevolent and malicious specters, terrifying monsters, and unexplained phenomena, Halloween is the holiday most people associate with spooky stories.

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

by Mollie Gregory

They’ve traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars.

Next Door to the Dead: Poems

by Kathleen Driskell

When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she’s gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most.

The Man Who Loved Birds: A Novel

by Fenton Johnson

Having taken great risks—to immigrate to America, to take monastic vows—Bengali physician Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each seeking safety and security when they encounter Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, free spirit, and expert marijuana farmer.

A Life for Freedom: The Mission to End Racial Injustice in South Africa

by Denis Goldberg foreword by Z. Pallo Jordan

From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa’s Pretoria Supreme Court.

Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life

by James Scott Wheeler foreword by Rick Atkinson

General Jacob L. “Jake” Devers (1897–1979) was one of only two officers—the other was Omar C. Bradley—to command an army group during the decisive campaigns of 1944–1945 that liberated Europe and ended the war with Nazi Germany.

Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change

by Anthony Flaccavento foreword by Bill McKibben

The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years.