The Top 75 Community College Titles: August 2016 Edition

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


Africa: an encyclopedia of culture and society, ed. by Toyin Falola and Daniel Jean-Jacques. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 3v bibl index afp ISBN 9781598846652, $169.00; ISBN 9781598846669 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5073

The Bloomsbury encyclopedia of design, ed. by Clive Edwards with Harriet Atkinson et al. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781472521576, $725.00; 53-5063

Bosnian genocide: the essential reference guide, ed. by Paul R. Bartrop. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 355p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440838682, $89.00; ISBN 9781440838699 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5075

Capitol Words, from the Sunlight Foundation. 53-5061

Cybriwsky, Roman Adrian. Global happiness: a guide to the most contented (and discontented) places around the globe. Greenwood, 2015. 301p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440835568, $89.00; ISBN 9781440835575 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5077

Folktales and fairy tales: traditions and texts from around the world, ed. by Anne E. Duggan and Donald Haase with Helen Callow. 2nd ed. Greenwood, 2016. 4v bibl index afp ISBN 9781610692533, $415.00; ISBN 9781610692540 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5067

McKirdy, Carol. Practicing oral history with immigrant narrators. Left Coast, 2015. 176p bibl index afp (Practicing oral history series, 3) ISBN 9781629580036, $94.00; ISBN 9781629580043 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781629580050 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5084

Positive Negatives, from Benjamin Dix. 53-5086


Cahan E., Susan. Mounting frustration: the art museum in the age of Black Power. Duke, 2016. 344p bibl index afp ISBN 9780822358978, $34.95; ISBN 9780822374893 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5104

The Cambridge guide to the worlds of Shakespeare: v.1: Shakespeare’s world, 1500–1660; v.2: The world’s Shakespeare, 1660–present, ed. by Bruce R. Smith. Cambridge, 2016. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781107057258, $650.00; 53-5157

Censorship and the limits of the literary: a global view, ed. by Nicole Moore. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 260p bibl index ISBN 9781628920093, $110.00; ISBN 9781628920116 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5138

Epstein, Lee. The Supreme Court compendium: data, decisions, and developments, by Lee Epstein et al. 6th ed. SAGE Publishing/CQ Press, 2015. 840p bibl index afp ISBN 9781483376608, $195.00; ISBN 9781483376615 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5062

Feeney, Denis. Beyond Greek: the beginnings of Latin literature. Harvard, 2016. 377p bibl index afp ISBN 9780674055230, $35.00; ISBN 9780674496026 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5154

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The essential Goethe, ed. by Matthew Bell. Princeton, 2016. 1,007p afp ISBN 9780691162904, $39.95; ISBN 9781400874255 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5178

Harman, Claire. Charlotte Brontë: a fiery heart. Knopf, 2016. 462p bibl index ISBN 9780307962089, $30.00; ISBN 9780307363213 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5164

Harris, Alexandra. Weatherland: writers & artists under English skies. Thames & Hudson, 2016. 432p bibl index ISBN 9780500518113, $40.00; ISBN 9780500773178 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5165

Hopkins, Owen. From the shadows: the architecture and afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor. Reaktion Books, 2015. 342p bibl index ISBN 9781780235158, $40.00; 53-5118

Horak, Laura. Girls will be boys: cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908–1934. Rutgers, 2016. 311p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813574837, $90.00; ISBN 9780813574820 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780813574844 ebook, $29.95; 53-5183

Jenkyns, Richard. Classical literature: an epic journey from Homer to Virgil and beyond. Basic Books, 2016. 270p index ISBN 9780465097975, $27.99; ISBN 9780465097982 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5155

Lobato, Ramon. The informal media economy, by Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas. Polity, 2015. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780745670317, $69.95; ISBN 9780745670324 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780745690414 ebook, $19.95; 53-5127

Mugglestone, Lynda. Samuel Johnson & the journey into words. Oxford, 2015. 290p bibl index ISBN 9780199679904, $40.00; ISBN 9780191669507 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5140

Murdoch, Iris. Living on paper: letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, ed. by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe. Princeton, 2016. 666p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691170565, $39.95; ISBN 9781400880300 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5169

Nabokov, Vladimir. Letters to Véra, ed. and tr. by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd. Knopf, 2015. 766p bibl index ISBN 9780307593368, $40.00; ISBN 9781101875810 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5180

Nelson, Louis P. Architecture and empire in Jamaica. Yale, 2016. 313p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300211009, $85.00; ISBN 9780857737687 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5119

Neumeyer, David. Meaning and interpretation of music in cinema, by David Neumeyer with contributions by James Buhler. Indiana, 2015. 317p bibl index afp ISBN 9780253016423, $90.00; ISBN 9780253016515 ebook, $35.99; 53-5196

Niemi, Robert. The cinema of Robert Altman: Hollywood maverick. Wallflower, 2016. 230p bibl filmography index afp ISBN 9780231176262, $90.00; ISBN 9780231176279 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231850865 ebook, $29.99; 53-5187

The Oxford handbook of music and disability studies, ed. by Blake Howe et al. Oxford, 2015. 928p bibl index afp ISBN 9780199331444, $175.00; ISBN 9780199331451 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5197

Rizvi, Kishwar. The transnational mosque: architecture and historical memory in the contemporary Middle East. North Carolina, 2015. 253p bibl index afp ISBN 9781469621166, $34.95; ISBN 9781469624952 ebook, $33.99; 53-5100

Scheid, Daniel P. The cosmic common good: religious grounds for ecological ethics. Oxford, 2016. 248p bibl index afp ISBN 9780199359431, $29.95; ISBN 9780199359448 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5219

Schenker, Heinrich. Beethoven’s last piano sonatas: an edition with elucidation: v.1: Piano sonata in E major, op. 109; v.2: Piano sonata in A-flat major, op. 110; v.3: Piano sonata in C minor, op. 111; v.4: Piano sonata in A major, op. 101, ed., tr., and annot. by John Rothgeb. Oxford, 2015. 4v bibl index afp ISBN 9780199914203, v.1, $49.95; ISBN 9780199914227, v.2, $65.00; ISBN 9780199914241, v.3, $65.00; ISBN 9780199914265, v.4, $65.00; 53-5198

Senie, Harriet F. Memorials to shattered myths: Vietnam to 9/11. Oxford, 2016. 261p bibl index afp ISBN 9780190248390, $99.00; ISBN 9780812292220 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780190248420 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5109

Tomasello, Michael. A natural history of human morality. Harvard, 2016. 194p bibl index afp ISBN 9780674088641, $35.00; 53-5210

Vickroy, Laurie. Reading trauma narratives: the contemporary novel & the psychology of oppression. Virginia, 2015. 198p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813937373, $59.50; ISBN 9780813937380 pbk, $24.50; ISBN 9780813937397 ebook, $24.50; 53-5147

Women in the medieval monastic world, ed. by Janet Burton and Karen Stöber. Brepols, 2015. 377p bibl index afp (Medieval monastic studies, 1) ISBN 9782503553085, $117.00; 53-5221

Zdenek, Sean. Reading sounds: closed-captioned media and popular culture. Chicago, 2015. 338p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226312644, $120.00; ISBN 9780226312781 pbk, $40.00; ISBN 9780226312811 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5136


Boyd, William. The slain wood: papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South. Johns Hopkins, 2015. 350p bibl index afp ISBN 9781421418780, $55.00; ISBN 9781421413310 ebook, $55.00; 53-5226

Campenot, Robert B. Animal electricity: how we learned that the body and brain are electric machines. Harvard, 2016. 340p bibl index ISBN 9780674736818, $39.95; ISBN 9780674089013 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5250

Hundley, Norris, Jr. Heavy ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster, by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson. California, 2016. 439p index (Western histories, 8) ISBN 9780520287662, $55.00; 53-5265

Jorgensen, Timothy J. Strange glow: the story of radiation. Princeton, 2016. 490p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691165035, $35.00; ISBN 9781400880522 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5285

Klein, Maury. Stealing games: how John McGraw transformed baseball with the 1911 New York Giants. Bloomsbury, 2016. 366p bibl index afp ISBN 9781632860248, $28.00; ISBN 9781632860262 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5286

Kraft, Diane. The A-Z guide to food as medicine, by Diane Kraft and Ara DerMarderosian. CRC Press, 2015. 347p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498735230 pbk, $59.46; ISBN 9781498735247 ebook, $48.97; 53-5270

Randall, Lisa. Dark matter and the dinosaurs: the astounding interconnectedness of the universe. Ecco, 2015. 412p bibl index ISBN 9780062328472, $29.99; ISBN 9780062328519 ebook, $14.99; 53-5234

Risse, Guenter B. Driven by fear: epidemics and isolation in San Francisco’s house of pestilence. Illinois, 2016. 298p index afp ISBN 9780252039843, $95.00; ISBN 9780252081385 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780252039843 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5273

Subramanian, Meera. A river runs again: India’s natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka. PublicAffairs, 2015. 335p bibl ISBN 9781610395304, $26.99; 53-5260

Tomes, Nancy. Remaking the American patient: how Madison Avenue and modern medicine turned patients into consumers. North Carolina, 2015. 538p bibl index afp ISBN 9781469622774, $45.00; ISBN 9781469622781 ebook, $34.99; 53-5276

Watson, Bruce. Light: a radiant history from creation to the quantum age. Bloomsbury, 2016. 282p bibl index ISBN 9781620405598, $27.00; ISBN 9781620405611 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5232

Worster, Donald. Shrinking the Earth: the rise and decline of American abundance. Oxford, 2016. 265p index ISBN 9780199844951, $27.95; ISBN 9780199844968 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5262


Baxstrom, Richard. Realizing the witch: science, cinema, and the mastery of the invisible, by Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers. Fordham, 2015. 285p bibl index ISBN 9780823268245, $95.00; ISBN 9780823268252 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780823268283 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5289

Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: a very short introduction. Oxford, 2015. 143p bibl index (Very short introductions, 172) ISBN 9780198724834 pbk, $11.95; ISBN 9780191792335 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5343

Birmingham, David. A short history of modern Angola. Oxford, 2016. 159p bibl index afp ISBN 9780190271305, $29.95; ISBN 9780190613174 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5351

Britton, Matt. YouthNation: building remarkable brands in a youth-driven culture. Wiley, 2015. 292p index afp ISBN 9781118981146, $25.00; ISBN 9781118982532 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5300

Brooks, Corey M. Liberty power: antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics. Chicago, 2016. 302p index afp ISBN 9780226307282, $45.00; ISBN 9780226307312 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5364

Choudry, Aziz. Learning activism: the intellectual life of contemporary social movements. Toronto, 2015. 199p bibl index ISBN 9781442607910, $66.00; ISBN 9781442607903 pbk, $29.95; 53-5444

Cohen, Stephen S. Concrete economics: the Hamilton approach to economic growth and policy, by Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong. Harvard Business Review Press, 2016. 223p index afp ISBN 9781422189818, $28.00; ISBN 9781422189825 ebook, $28.00; 53-5316

Cole, Jonathan R. Toward a more perfect university. PublicAffairs, 2016. 409p index ISBN 9781610392655, $29.99; ISBN 9781610392662 ebook, $29.99; 53-5334

A Companion to Josephus in his world, ed. by Honora Howell Chapman and Zuleika Rodgers. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 466p bibl index ISBN 9781444335330, $195.00; ISBN 9781118325179 ebook, $43.99; 53-5355

Conti-Brown, Peter. The power and independence of the Federal Reserve. Princeton, 2016. 347p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691164007, $35.00; ISBN 9781400873500 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5317

Cushion, Steve. A hidden history of the Cuban Revolution: how the working class shaped the guerrilla victory. Monthly Review, 2016. 272p bibl index ISBN 9781583675823, $89.00; ISBN 9781583675816 pbk, $27.00; ISBN 9781583675830 ebook, $23.00; 53-5362

Derricourt, Robin. Antiquity imagined: the remarkable legacy of Egypt and the ancient Near East. I. B. Tauris, 2016. 288p bibl index ISBN 9781784532758, $40.00; ISBN 9780857737595 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5346

Gregory, Robert H, Jr. Clean bombs and dirty wars: air power in Kosovo and Libya. Potomac Books, 2015. 306p bibl index afp ISBN 9781612347318 pbk, $26.50; ISBN 9781612347868 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5414

Herndon, William H. Herndon on Lincoln: letters, ed. by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis. Knox College Lincoln Studies Center/Illinois, 2016. 371p index afp ISBN 9780252039812, $35.00; ISBN 9780252097928 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5368

Highmore, Ben. Culture. Routledge, 2016. 165p bibl index afp ISBN 9780415672733, $120.00; ISBN 9780415672740 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9780203129470 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5292

Hubbard, Timothy P. Auctions, by Timothy P. Hubbard and Harry J. Paarsch. MIT, 2016. 247p bibl index afp ISBN 9780262528535, $15.95; ISBN 9780262334716 ebook, $11.95; 53-5305

Kedar-Levy, Haim. A critical history of financial crises: why would politicians and regulators spoil financial giants? Imperial College Press, 2016. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781908977465, $58.00; ISBN 9781908977472 ebook, $46.00; 53-5321

Murray, Martin. Jacques Lacan: a critical introduction. Pluto, 2015. 214p bibl index afp ISBN 9780745315959, $100.00; ISBN 9780745315904 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9780745317248 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5439

Noll, Mark A. In the beginning was the word: the Bible in American public life, 1492-1783. Oxford, 2015. 431p bibl indexes afp ISBN 9780190263980, $29.95; ISBN 9780190456849 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5375

Paxson, Peyton. Why American prisons fail: how to fix them without spending more money (maybe less) , by Peyton Paxson and George H. Watson. Carolina Academic, 2016. 250p bibl index ISBN 9781611635188 pbk, $38.00; 53-5448

Pillar, Paul R. Why America misunderstands the world: national experience and roots of mispercep-tion. Columbia, 2016. 212p index afp ISBN 9780231165907, $29.95; ISBN 9780231540353 ebook, $28.99; 53-5421

Randolph, Sherie M. Florynce Flo: the life of a black feminist radical. North Carolina, 2015. 313p bibl index afp ISBN 9781469623917, $30.00; ISBN 9781469623924 ebook, $29.99; 53-5378

Scanlon, Jennifer. Until there is justice: the life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman. Oxford, 2016. 321p bibl index ISBN 9780190248598, $34.95; ISBN 9780190248604 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5380

Shambaugh, David. China’s future. Polity, 2016. 203p index ISBN 9781509507139, $59.95; ISBN 9781509507146 ebook, $19.95; 53-5409

Tang, Wenfang. Populist authoritarianism: Chinese political culture and regime sustainability. Oxford, 2016. 220p bibl index afp ISBN 9780190205782, $99.00; ISBN 9780190205799 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780190205805 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5410

Weeks, Theodore R. Vilnius between nations, 1795-2000. Northern Illinois, 2015. 308p bibl index afp ISBN 9780875807300 pbk, $45.00; ISBN 9781609091910 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5361

Weisbrode, Kenneth. The year of indecision, 1946: a tour through the crucible of Harry Truman’s America. Viking, 2016. 300p bibl index ISBN 9780670016846, $28.00; ISBN 9780698145719 ebook, $13.99; 53-5381

Wright, Stuart A. Storming Zion: government raids on religious communities, by Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer. Oxford, 2015. 288p bibl index afp ISBN 9780195398892, $99.00; ISBN 9780195398908 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780199875528 ebook, contact publisher for price; 53-5297