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The South Never Plays Itself: A Film Buff’s Journey Through the South on Screen

Recommended for film buffs and those interested in a reflective, nonacademic examination of race and film.

How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

Recommended for fans of this popular author, the Civilizations program, and those looking for brief foray into an alternative form of art appreciation.

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Although many readers might have already encountered earlier editions of these pieces, this volume remains a fresh presentation of thoughtful political commentary from a historical and feminist perspective.

The Atomic City Girls

Readers who enjoyed Martha Hall Kelly'sLilac Girls will appreciate this glimpse into the beliefs and attitudes that shaped America during World War II. [See Prepub Alert, 8/28/17.]

Newsmaker: Roy W. Howard, the Mastermind Behind the Scripps-Howard News Empire from the Gilded Age to the Atomic Age

This well-researched investigation into the life of a news baron is recommended for fans and students of the history of the newspaper industry.

Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

An intriguing examination of an important health issue. The presentation is academic, but informed general readers will find it useful.

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Crisply narrated by Phyllida Nash, this work will appeal to both casual and more serious listeners interested in a fresh look at ancient history. ["A must-read for any classical studies readers, and strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in history": LJ 11/1/15 starred review of the Liveright: Norton hc.]

Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days

Recommended primarily for Michael Jackson fans.

Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

Not to be missed by fans of Beard, this will also appeal to readers generally interested in classical studies. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/13.]

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