Thomas A. Karel

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To Build a Better World: Choices To End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

While scholarly, this work is written with a light touch and tells compelling stories about choices made by a number of countries and their leaders. It will appeal both to scholars of international politics and informed readers.


I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

This book will surprise those who have preconceived notions about country music and Southern politicians, and their longstanding connection.


Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics

This book will have broad appeal to readers who appreciate the intersections of pop culture and politics and is a worthy complement to Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan’s Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump.


How To Read the Constitution and Why

People of all political persuasions will benefit from this book, especially with a battle looming between Congress and the president in the coming months. [See Prepub Alert, 11/5/18.]

Deep Conviction: True Stories of Ordinary Americans Fighting for the Freedom To Live Their Beliefs

Readers interested in religious liberty will find this work to be an accessible exploration of a much-disputed area of constitutional law.


Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

Anyone with an interest in Orwell will appreciate Rodden's insights and reflections. Young scholars will do well to heed his suggestion for further research on Orwell's connections to Asia.

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

While similar in approach to William Steinhoff's George Orwell and the Origins of 1984, this is an important contribution to Orwell studies and a timely introduction to the man and his most famous achievement.

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

This fascinating collection serves as an unexpected treat for Caro's admirers and a fine introduction to his work for the uninitiated.

This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division; The Oral History

Joy Division recorded only two albums but deserve to be better known. This title will appeal to anyone interested in punk, post-punk, and 1970s rock music.

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