The Top 75 Community College Titles: April 2017 Edition

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the April issue of Choice.


The 1950s (1950–1959), ed. by Michael Shally-Jensen. Salem Press/Grey House, 2016. 257p bibl index afp ISBN 9781619258860, $175.00; ISBN 9781619258877 ebook, $175.00; 54-3549

The 1970s (1970–1979), ed. by Michael Shally-Jensen. Salem Press/Grey House, 2016. 373p bibl index afp ISBN 9781619258907, $175.00; ISBN 9781619258914 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3550

Beardsley, Ann. Historical guide to NASA and the space program, by Ann Beardsley, C. Tony Garcia, and Joseph Sweeney. Row-man & Littlefield, 2016. 375p bibl ISBN 9781442262867, $110.00; ISBN 9781442262874 ebook, $109.99; 54-3545

Creative Commons. Apr’17, 54-3533

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, from George Washington University. Apr’17, 54-3553

Gray, John. Hip-hop studies: an international bibliography and resource guide. African Diaspora Press, 2016. 1,116p indexes afp (Black music reference series, 7) ISBN 9780984413461, $150.00; 54-3537

Leahy, Todd. Historical dictionary of Native American movements, by Todd Leahy and Nathan Wilson. 2nd ed. Rowman & Lit-tlefield, 2016. 302p bibl afp ISBN 9781442268081, $90.00; ISBN 9781442268098 ebook, $89.99; 54-3560

Tschen-Emmons, James B. Buildings and landmarks of medieval Europe: the Middle Ages revealed. Greenwood, 2016. 347p bibl index ISBN 9781440841811, $105.00; ISBN 9781440841828 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3543


Baggini, Julian. The edge of reason: a rational skeptic in an irrational world. Yale, 2016. 262 pages ISBN 9780300208238, $26.00; ISBN 9780300222081 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3670

Christian, Shawn Anthony. The Harlem Renaissance and the idea of a new Negro reader. Massachusetts, 2016. 140p index afp ISBN 9781625342003, $90.00; ISBN 9781625342010 pbk, $25.95; 54-3620

Cohen, Nicole S. Writers’ rights: freelance journalism in a digital age. McGill-Queen’s, 2016. 323p bibl index afp ISBN 9780773547964, $34.95; ISBN 9780773599772 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3597

Flores, Juan Carlos. Reexamining love of wisdom: philosophical desire from Socrates to Nietzsche. Cascade Books, 2016. 167p bibl ISBN 9781498237642, contact publisher for price; ISBN 9781498237628 pbk, $24.00; ISBN 9781498237635 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3676

Foucault / Derrida fifty years later: the futures of genealogy, deconstruction, and politics, ed. by Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad. Columbia, 2016. 234p index afp ISBN 9780231171946, $105.00; ISBN 9780231171953 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780231542999 ebook, $34.99; 54-3678

Foulkes, Julia L. A place for us: West Side story and New York. Chicago, 2016. 246p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226301808, $49.99; ISBN 9780226301945 ebook, $40.00; 54-3645

Freedman, Harry. The murderous history of Bible translations: power, conflict and the quest for meaning. Bloomsbury, 2016. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781632866011, $28.00; ISBN 9781472921680 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3692

Furniss, Maureen. A new history of animation. Thames & Hudson, 2016. 464p index ISBN 9780500292099 pbk, $65.00; 54-3649

Moran, Daniel. Creating Flannery O’Connor: her critics, her publishers, her readers. Georgia, 2016. 253p bibl index ISBN 9780820349541, $39.95; ISBN 9780820349558 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3629

Onians, John. European art: a neuroarthistory. Yale, 2016. 378p bibl index ISBN 9780300212792, $75.00; 54-3580

Paul Klee: irony at work, ed. by Angela Lampe. Prestel, 2016. 308p bibl ISBN 9783791355436, $60.00; 54-3587

The Sage handbook of digital journalism, ed. by Tamara Witschge et al. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 605p bibl indexes ISBN 9781473906532, $175.00; ISBN 9781473955066 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3605

Schmidt, Leigh Eric. Village atheists: how America’s unbelievers made their way in a godly nation. Princeton, 2016. 337p index afp ISBN 9780691168647, $35.00; ISBN 9781400884346 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3700

Teaching Buddhism: new insights on understanding and presenting the traditions, ed. by Todd Lewis and Gary deAngelis. Oxford, 2016. 400p bibl indexes ISBN 9780199373093, $99.00; ISBN 9780190629151 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3701

Thomas, Brook. The literature of Reconstruction: not in plain black and white. Johns Hopkins, 2016. 178p index ISBN 9781421421322, $40.00; ISBN 9781421421339 ebook, $40.00; 54-3636

Westacott, Emrys. The wisdom of frugality: why less is more—more or less. Princeton, 2016. 313p index afp ISBN 9780691155081, $27.95; ISBN 9781400883301 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3685

Science & Technology

Adams, Mike. Food forensics: the hidden toxins lurking in your food and how you can avoid them for lifelong health. BenBella Books, 2016. 368p index ISBN 9781940363288 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9781940363462 ebook, $16.99; 54-3779

Benjamin, Darryl. Farm to table: the essential guide to sustainable food systems for students, professionals, and consumers, by Darryl Benjamin and Lyndon Virkler. Chelsea Green, 2016. 253p index ISBN 9781603586726, $49.95; ISBN 9781603586733 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3721

Chester, Sharon. The Arctic guide: wildlife of the far north. Princeton, 2016. 542p indexes afp ISBN 9780691139746, $75.00; ISBN 9780691139753 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781400865963 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3745

Choffnes, Dan. Nature’s pharmacopeia: a world of medicinal plants. Columbia, 2016. 332p bibl index afp ISBN 9780231166607, $150.00; ISBN 9780231166614 pbk, $75.00; ISBN 9780231540155 ebook, $74.99; 54-3780

Coral reefs of the eastern tropical Pacific: persistence and loss in a dynamic environment, ed. by Peter W. Glynn, Derek P. Man-zello, and Ian C. Enochs. Springer, 2016. 657p bibl indexes afp (Coral reefs of the world, 8) ISBN 9789401774987, $229.00; ISBN 9789401774994 ebook, $179.00; 54-3758

Delgado, Amélia Martins. Chemistry of the Mediterranean diet, by Amélia Martins Delgado, Maria Daniel Vaz Almeida, and Sal-vatore Parisi. Springer, 2016. 259p bibl index afp ISBN 9783319293684, $34.99; ISBN 9783319293707 ebook, $24.99; 54-3781

The Dyer’s handbook: memoirs on dyeing by a French gentleman-clothier in the Age of Enlightenment translated and contextu-alised, ed. by Dominique Cardon. Oxbow Books, 2016. 164p bibl (Ancient textiles series, 26) ISBN 9781785702112, $75.00; ISBN 9781785702129 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3768

Elphick, Jonathan. Birds: a complete guide to their biology and behavior. Firefly Books, 2016. 272p index ISBN 9781770857629 pbk, $29.95; 54-3747

Forest conservation in the Anthropocene: science, policy, and practice, ed. by V. Alaric Sample, R. Patrick Bixler, and Char Miller. University Press of Colorado, 2016. 336p bibl index afp ISBN 9781607324584, $87.00; ISBN 9781607325215 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781607325215 ebook, $27.95; 54-3734

Global health care: issues and policies, ed. by Carol Sue Holtz. 3rd ed. Jones & Bartlett, 2017. 643p bibl index ISBN 9781284070668 pbk, $83.95; 54-3782

Hallett, Mark. The sauropod dinosaurs: life in the age of giants, by Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel. Johns Hopkins, 2016. 320p bibl index afp ISBN 9781421420288, $39.95; ISBN 9781421420295 ebook, $39.95; 54-3762

Hudson, John C. American farms, American food: a geography of agriculture and food production in the United States, by John C. Hudson and Christopher R. Laingen. Lexington Books, 2016. 149p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498508209, $75.00; ISBN 9781498508216 ebook, $74.99; 54-3725

Introduction to scientific and technical computing, ed. by Frank T. Willmore, Eric Jankowski, and Coray Colina. CRC Press, 2016. 289p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498745048 pbk, $79.95; ISBN 9781315382395 ebook, $79.95; 54-3792

Kalb, Irv. Learn to program with Python. Apress, 2016. 263p index afp ISBN 9781484218686 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9781484221723 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3793

Lasbury, Mark E. The realization of Star trek technologies: the science, not fiction, behind brain implants, plasma shields, quantum computing, and more. Springer, 2016. 320p bibl index afp ISBN 9783319409122 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9783319409146 ebook, $29.99; 54-3708

Lee Shetterly, Margot. Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. W. Morrow, 2016. 346p bibl index ISBN 9780062363596, $27.99; ISBN 9780062363619 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3714

Macht, Norman L. The grand old man of baseball: Connie Mack in his final years, 1932–1956. Nebraska, 2015. 623p index afp ISBN 9780803237650, $39.95; ISBN 9780803278967 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3809

Millington, Brad. The greening of golf: sport, globalization and the environment, by Brad Millington and Brian Wilson. Manches-ter University Press, 2016. 239p bibl index ISBN 9781784993276, $125.00; ISBN 9781526107039 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3810

Murphy, Cait. A history of American sports in 100 objects. Basic Books, 2016. 371p index ISBN 9780465097746, $29.99; ISBN 9780465097753 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3811

Paul, Gill. A history of medicine in 50 objects. Firefly Books, 2016. 224p bibl index ISBN 9781770857186, $29.95; 54-3785

Roser, Christoph. “Faster, better, cheaper” in the history of manufacturing: from the Stone Age to lean manufacturing and be-yond. CRC Press, 2016. 411p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498756303, $59.95; 54-3777

Ross, Charles K. Mavericks, money, and men: the AFL, black players, and the evolution of modern football. Temple, 2016. 203p bibl index afp ISBN 9781439913062, $84.50; ISBN 9781439913079 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781439913086 ebook, $19.95; 54-3812

Thinard, Florence. Explorers’ botanical notebook: in the footsteps of Theophrastus, Marco Polo, Linnaeus, Flinders, Darwin, Speke and Hooker, photographs by Yannick Fourie. Firefly Books, 2016. 175p bibl index ISBN 9781770857636, $39.95; 54-3737

Thompson, Mark. A space traveler’s guide to the solar system. Pegasus Books, 2016. 257p index ISBN 9781681772394, $27.95; 54-3719

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Alexander, Ryan M. Sons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Alemán and his generation. New Mexico, 2016. 245p bibl index ISBN 9780826357380, $95.00; ISBN 9780826357397 pbk, $29.95; 54-3885

’Anānī, Khalīl. Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: religion, identity, and politics. Oxford, 2016. 199p index afp ISBN 9780190279738, $74.00; ISBN 9780190279745 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3977

The Black Panthers: portraits from an unfinished revolution, ed. by Bryan Shih and Yohuru Williams. Nation Books, 2016. 272p index ISBN 9781568585550 pbk, $24.99; ISBN 9781568585567 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3904

Black Power 50, ed. by Sylviane A. Diouf and Komozi Woodward. New Press, 2016. 144p bibl ISBN 9781620971482 pbk, $30.95; ISBN 9781620971512 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3905

Black, Jeremy. The Holocaust: history and memory. Indiana, 2016. 296p index afp ISBN 9780253022042, $80.00; ISBN 9780253022141 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9780253022189 ebook, $27.99; 54-3847

Caplan, Lincoln. American justice 2016: the political Supreme Court. Pennsylvania, 2016. ISBN 9780812248906, $24.95; ISBN 9780812293722 ebook, $19.95; 54-3948

Cornils, Ingo. Writing the revolution: the construction of “1968” in Germany. Camden House, 2016. 315p bibl index ISBN 9781571139542, $90.00; ISBN 9781782048299 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3940

Couple relationships in the middle and later years: their nature, complexity, and role in health and illness, ed. by Jamila Bookwala. American Psychological Association, 2016. 358p bibl index ISBN 9781433822094, $69.95; ISBN 9781433822100 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-4023

Fine, Ben. Marx’s Capital, by Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho. 6th ed. Pluto, 2016. 192p bibl index afp ISBN 9780745336039, contact publisher for price; ISBN 9780745336978 pbk, $22.00; ISBN 9781783719723 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3996

Grandfathers: global perspectives, ed. by Ann Buchanan and Anna Rotkirch. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 327p bibl index ISBN 9781137563378, $99.99; ISBN 9781137563385 ebook, $79.99; 54-4035

Handbook of sexual orientation and gender diversity in counseling and psychotherapy, ed. by Kurt A. DeBord et al. American Psychological Association, 2017. 468p bibl filmography index ISBN 9781433823060, $79.95; 54-4025

Litt, Paul. Trudeaumania. UBC Press, 2016. 412p index ISBN 9780774834049, $39.95; ISBN 9780774834087 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3922

Lucas, George. Ethics and cyberwarfare: the quest for responsible security in the age of digital warfare. Oxford, 2016. 187p bibl index ISBN 9780190276522, $34.95; ISBN 9780190276553 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3988

Marek, Christian. In the land of a thousand gods: a history of Asia Minor in the ancient world, by Christian Marek in collaboration with Peter Frei; tr. by Steven Rendall. Princeton, 2016. 797p bibl indexes afp ISBN 9780691159799, $49.50; 54-3865

Martinez, Donna. Urban American Indians: reclaiming Native space, by Donna Martinez, Grace Sage, and Azusa Ono. Praeger, 2016. 157p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440832079, $60.00; ISBN 9781440832086 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-4039

McAuliffe, Mary. When Paris sizzled: the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 329p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442253322, $29.95; ISBN 9781442253339 ebook, $28.99; 54-3946

McDougall, Walter A. The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy: how America’s civil religion betrayed the national interest. Yale, 2016. 408p bibl index ISBN 9780300211450, $30.00; ISBN 9780300224511 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3923

Phillips, Joshua D. Homeless: narratives from the streets. McFarland, 2016. 196p bibl index ISBN 9781476664576 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781476625270 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-4041

Police use of force: important issues facing the police and the communities they serve, ed. by Michael J. Palmiotto. CRC Press, 2016. 196p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498732147, $47.96; ISBN 9781315369921 ebook, $41.97; 54-4042

Robinson, Chase F. Islamic civilization in thirty lives: the first 1,000 years. California, 2016. 272p bibl index ISBN 9780520292987, $29.95; 54-3900

Scott, Michael. Ancient worlds: a global history of antiquity. Basic Books, 2016. 411p index ISBN 9780465094721, $29.99; ISBN 9780465094738 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3867

Shelby, Tommie. Dark ghettos: injustice, dissent, and reform. Belknap, Harvard, 2016. 340p index afp ISBN 9780674970502, $29.95; 54-4045

Taylor, Rabun. Rome: an urban history from antiquity to the present, by Rabun Taylor, Katherine Wentworth Rinne, and Spiro Kostof. Cambridge, 2016. 432p bibl index ISBN 9781107013995, $120.00; ISBN 9781107601499 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9781316680056 ebook, $32.00; 54-3868

Thrush, Coll. Indigenous London: Native travelers at the heart of empire. Yale, 2016. 310p index afp ISBN 9780300206302, $38.00; ISBN 9780300224863 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3936

The US labor market: questions and challenges for public policy, ed. by Michael R. Strain. AEI Press, 2016. 289p ISBN 9780844750071, $101.00; 54-3846

United States Military Academy. West Point history of World War II, v.2, ed. by Clifford J. Rogers, Ty Seidule, and Steve R. Waddell. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 370p index ISBN 9781476782775, $55.00; ISBN 9781476782744 ebook, $41.99; 54-3857

Yanoso, Nicole Anderson. The Irish and the American presidency. Transaction, 2016. 272p index afp ISBN 9781412863995, $69.95; ISBN 9781412863704 ebook, contact publishers for price; 54-3932