The Top 75 Community College Titles: December 2017 Edition

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

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Abjorensen, Norman. Historical dictionary of popular music. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 653p bibl ISBN 9781538102145, $145.00; ISBN 9781538102152 ebook, $137.00; 55-1200

Archaeology: the essential guide to our human past, ed. by Paul Bahn. Smithsonian Books, 2017. 576p index ISBN 9781588345912, $45.00; 55-1212

Ballas, Dimitris. The human atlas of Europe: a continent united in diversity, by Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hen-nig. Policy Press, 2017. 188p bibl ISBN 9781447313540 pbk, $34.95; 55-1213

Breisch, Kenneth. American libraries 1730–1950. W. W. Norton, 2017. 314p bibl index ISBN 9780393731606, $75.00; 55-1195

The Criminal justice system: v.1: Crime, criminal law; v.2: Law enforcement courts; v.3: Corrections, special issues, ed. by Mi-chael K. Hooper, and Ruth E. Masters. 2nd ed. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781682173107, $295.00; ISBN 9781682173114 ebook, $295.00; 55-1216

Dietz, Dan. The complete book of 2000s Broadway musicals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 497p bibl index ISBN 9781442278004, $125.00; ISBN 9781442278011 ebook, $118.00; 55-1202

Encyclopedia of cyber warfare, ed. by Paul J. Springer. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 379p bibl index ISBN 9781440844249, $89.00; ISBN 9781440844256 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1205

Hot health care careers: 30 occupations with fast growth and many new job openings, by Andrew Morkes, Amy McKenna, and the editorial staff of CCP. 2nd ed. College & Career Press, 2017. 278p index ISBN 9780974525181 pbk, $14.99; 55-1206

Kane, Charles W. Medicinal plants of the western mountain states. Lincoln Town Press, 2017. 415p bibl index ISBN 9780998287119, $49.95; ISBN 9780998287102 pbk, $21.95; 55-1207

The Makerspace librarian’s sourcebook, ed. by Ellyssa Kroski. ALA Editions, 2017. 388p bibl index ISBN 9780838915042 pbk, $85.00; 55-1208

Nill, Kimball. Glossary of biotechnology and agrobiotechnology terms. CRC Press, 2016. 406p ISBN 9781498758208, $219.95; ISBN 9781498758215 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1210

Online around the world: a geographic encyclopedia of the internet, social media, and mobile apps, ed. by Laura M. Steckman and Marilyn J. Andrews. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 400p bibl index ISBN 9781610697750, $94.00; ISBN 9781610697767 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1220

ProQuest History Vault: Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army (1854–1870). ProQuest. Contact publisher for pricing (based on FTE, purchase history, and other factors); annual academic subscription begins at about $2,369.00; perpetual-access licensing begins at about $11, 55-1222

The Routledge encyclopaedia of educational thinkers, ed. by Joy Palmer Cooper; advisory editor David E. Cooper. Routledge, 2016. 619p bibl ISBN 9781138826144, $299.00; ISBN 9781315739502 ebook, $299.00; 55-1223

Sterlacci, Francesca. Historical dictionary of the fashion industry, by Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle. 2nd ed. Row-man & Littlefield, 2017. 708p bibl ISBN 9781442239081, $150.00; ISBN 9781442239098 ebook, $142.00; 55-1204

Wanger, Eugene G. Fighting the death penalty: a fifty-year journey of argument and persuasion. Michigan State, 2017. 228p ISBN 9781611862317, $39.95; ISBN 9781628952865 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1226

Willis, Jim. Tweeting to freedom: an encyclopedia of citizen protests and uprisings around the world, by Jim Willis and Anthony R. Fellow. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 367p bibl index ISBN 9781440840043, $89.00; ISBN 9781440840050 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1227

Women and travel: historical and contemporary perspectives, ed. by Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore and Erica Wilson. Apple Aca-demic Press, 2017. 276p bibl index ISBN 9781771884686, $139.00; ISBN 9781315365879 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1228


Barbieri, Donatella. Costume in performance: materiality, culture, and the body, by Donatella Barbieri, with a contribution from Melissa Trimingham. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 238p bibl index ISBN 9781474236874, $94.00; ISBN 9780857855107 pbk, $33.95; ISBN 9781474236898 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1288

Berry, David M. Digital humanities: knowledge and critique in a digital age, by David M. Berry and Anders Fagerjord. Polity, 2017. 189p index ISBN 9780745697659, $69.95; ISBN 9780745697666 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780745697697 ebook, $24.95; 55-1229

Corbett, John. Vinyl freak: love letters to a dying medium. Duke, 2017. 250p ISBN 9780822363507, $99.95; ISBN 9780822363668 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780822373155 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1299

Duffy, Brooke Erin. (Not) getting paid to do what you love: gender, social media, and aspirational work. Yale, 2017. 308p bibl index ISBN 9780300218176, $35.00; ISBN 9780300227666 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1254

Eagle, Jonna. Imperial affects: sensational melodrama and the attractions of American cinema. Rutgers, 2017. 273p bibl in-dex ISBN 9780813583037, $95.00; ISBN 9780813583020 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780813583044 ebook, $29.95; 55-1293

Fernández l’Hoeste, Héctor D. Lalo Alcaraz: political cartooning in the Latino community. University Press of Mississippi, 2017. 192p index ISBN 9781496811370, $65.00; ISBN 9781496811387 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1255

Furey, Constance M. Poetic relations: intimacy and faith in the English Reformation. Chicago, 2017. 244p bibl index ISBN 9780226434155, $45.00; ISBN 9780226434292 ebook, $45.00; 55-1273

Gruen, Victor. Shopping town: designing the city in suburban America, ed. and tr. by Anette Baldauf. Minnesota, 2017. 309p index ISBN 9781517902094, $120.00; ISBN 9781517902100 pbk, $29.95; 55-1250

Harper, Ryan P. The Gaithers and southern gospel: Homecoming in the twenty-first century. University Press of Mississippi, 2017. 315p index ISBN 9781496810908, $65.00; ISBN 9781496810915 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1302

Henry David Thoreau in context, ed. by James S. Finley. Cambridge, 2017. 380p bibl index ISBN 9781107149229, $110.00; ISBN 9781316569214 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1276

Iliffe, Rob. Priest of nature: the religious worlds of Isaac Newton. Oxford, 2017. 522p bibl index ISBN 9780199995356, $34.95; ISBN 9780199995363 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1323

Johnson, Odai. London in a box: Englishness and theatre in Revolutionary America. Iowa, 2017. 273p bibl index ISBN 9781609384944 pbk, $65.00; ISBN 9781609384951 ebook, $65.00; 55-1306

Journalism after Snowden: the future of the free press in the surveillance state, ed. by Emily Bell and Taylor Owen, with Smitha Khorana and Jennifer R. Henrichsen. Columbia, 2017. 288p index ISBN 9780231176125, $75.00; ISBN 9780231176132 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9780231540674 ebook, $24.99; 55-1257

Kurien, Prema A. Ethnic church meets megachurch: Indian American Christianity in motion. New York University, 2017. 281p bibl index ISBN 9781479804757, $99.00; ISBN 9781479826377 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781479845477 ebook, con-tact publisher for price; 55-1324

McCann, Bryan J. The mark of criminality: rhetoric, race, and gangsta rap in the war-on-crime era. Alabama, 2017. 186p bibl index ISBN 9780817319489, $49.95; ISBN 9780817391171 ebook, $49.95; 55-1260

Mulder, Mark T. Latino Protestants in America: growing and diverse, by Mark T. Mulder, Aida I. Ramos, and Gerardo Martí. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 206p bibl index ISBN 9781442256545, $38.00; ISBN 9781442256552 ebook, $36.00; 55-1327

The Oxford handbook of contemporary Buddhism, ed. by Michael Jerryson. Oxford, 2017. 737p bibl index ISBN 9780199362387, $150.00; ISBN 9780190623401 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1328

The Oxford handbook of dance and politics, ed. by Rebekah J. Kowal, Gerald Siegmund, and Randy Martin. Oxford, 2017. 634p index ISBN 9780199928187, $150.00; ISBN 9780199983483 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1307

Persson, Ingmar. Inclusive ethics: extending beneficence and egalitarian justice. Oxford, 2017. 272p bibl index ISBN 9780198792178, $70.00; ISBN 9780192510617 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1312

Ryrie, Alec. Protestants: the faith that made the modern world. Viking, 2017. 513p index ISBN 9780670026166, $35.00; ISBN 9780735222823 pbk, $20.00; ISBN 9780735222816 ebook, $14.99; 55-1330

Stevens, MaryAnne. Alfred Sisley: Impressionist master, by MaryAnne Stevens; with contributions from Kathy Adler and Richard Shone. Hazan, 2017. (Dist. by Yale) 191p index ISBN 9780300215571, $64.98; 55-1248

Town, Caren J. LGBTQ young adult fiction: a critical survey, 1970s–2010s. McFarland, 2017. 197p bibl index ISBN 9780786496945 pbk, $39.95; 55-1280

Verbs, bones, and brains: interdisciplinary perspectives on human nature, ed. by AgustÍn Fuentes and Aku Visala. Notre Dame, 2017. 293p bibl index ISBN 9780268101145, $50.00; ISBN 9780268101176 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1317

Science & Technology

Brook, Stephen. The complete Bordeâux: the wines, the chateaux, the people. Mitchell Beazley, 2017. 720p index ISBN 9781784721794, $75.00; 55-1334

Eriksen, Marcus. Junk raft: an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution. Beacon Press, 2017. 225p index ISBN 9780807056400, $26.95; ISBN 9780807056417 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1368

Lumpkin, Angela. Modern sport ethics: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 393p index ISBN 9781440851155, $60.00; ISBN 9781440851162 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1405

Neal, Valerie. Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and beyond: redefining humanity’s purpose in space. Yale, 2017. 270p index ISBN 9780300206517, $40.00; ISBN 9780300227987 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1347

Vigliani, Marguerite. A history of medicine in 50 discoveries, by Marguerite Vigliani and Gale Eaton. Tilbury House, 2017. 303p index ISBN 9780884484004, $24.95; ISBN 9780884485322 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1384

Warren H. Manning: landscape architect and environmental planner, ed. by Robin S. Karson, Jane Roy Brown, and Sarah Al-laback. Library of American Landscape History/Georgia, 2017. 398p index ISBN 9780820350660, $39.95; 55-1358

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Allard, Scott W. Places in need: the changing geography of poverty. Russell Sage Foundation, 2017. 300p bibl index ISBN 9780871545190 pbk, $32.50; ISBN 9781610448659 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1542

Amstutz, Mark R. Just immigration: American policy in Christian perspective. Eerdmans, 2017. 258p bibl index ISBN 9780802874849 pbk, $25.00; 55-1543

Ash, Eric H. The draining of the fens: projectors, popular politics, and state building in early modern England. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 448p bibl index ISBN 9781421422008, $54.95; ISBN 9781421422015 ebook, $54.95; 55-1482

Ashley, Susan A. “Misfits” in fin de siècle France and Italy: anatomies of difference. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 300p bibl index ISBN 9781350013391, $114.00; ISBN 9781350013414 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1484

Bonadonna, Reed Robert. Soldiers and civilization: how the profession of arms thought and fought the modern world into existence. Naval Institute, 2017. 340p bibl index ISBN 9781682470671, $35.00; ISBN 9781682470688 ebook, $35.00; 55-1485

Cacciatore, Joanne. Bearing the unbearable: love, loss, and the heartbreaking path of grief. Wisdom Publications, 2017. 222p index ISBN 9781614292968 pbk, $15.95; ISBN 9781614293170 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1562

Clayer, Nathalie. Europe’s Balkan Muslims: a new history, by Nathalie Clayer and Xavier Bougarel; tr. by Andrew Kirby. Hurst & Company, 2017. 285p index ISBN 9781849046596, $65.00; 55-1461

Coplin, Bill. Public policy skills in action: a pragmatic introduction. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 172p index ISBN 9781538100196, $50.00; ISBN 9781538100202 ebook, $47.00; 55-1545

Dueck, Colin. The Obama doctrine: American grand strategy today. Oxford, 2017. 323p bibl indexes ISBN 9780190202620, $24.95; ISBN 9780190659943 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780190202637 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1516

Hedges, Kristi. The inspiration code: how the best leaders energize people every day. AMACOM, 2017. 261p index ISBN 9780814437896, $24.95; ISBN 9780814437902 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1423

I am where I come from: Native American college students and graduates tell their life stories, ed. by Andrew Garrod, Robert Kilkenny, and Melanie Benson Taylor. Cornell, 2017. 279p ISBN 9781501706912, $89.95; ISBN 9781501706929 pbk, $21.95; ISBN 9781501708022 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1448

Jett, Stephen C. Ancient ocean crossings: reconsidering the case for contacts with the pre-Columbian Americas. Alabama, 2017. 508p bibl index ISBN 9780817319397, $49.95; ISBN 9780817390754 ebook, $49.95; 55-1413

Jones, Reece. Violent borders: refugees and the right to move. Verso, 2016. 212p index afp ISBN 9781784784713, $27.95; ISBN 9781784784720 ebook, $9.99; 55-1523

Krastev, Ivan. After Europe. Pennsylvania, 2017. 120p ISBN 9780812249439, $19.95; ISBN 9780812294262 ebook, $16.95; 55-1501

Many voices, one nation: material culture reflections on race and migration in the United States, ed. by Margaret Salazar-Porzio and Joan Fragaszy Troyano; with Lauren Safranek. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2017. 300p index ISBN 9781944466091, $42.95; ISBN 9781944466114 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1475

McCoy, Robert R. History of American Indians: exploring diverse roots, by Robert R. McCoy and Steven M. Fountain. Green-wood, 2017. 257p bibl index ISBN 9780313386824, $58.00; ISBN 9780313386831 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1476

Naimark, Norman M. Genocide: a world history. Oxford, 2017. 178p bibl index ISBN 9780199765270, $74.00; ISBN 9780199765263 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780190637712 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1451

Pegues, Jeff. Black and blue: inside the divide between the police and black America. Prometheus Books, 2017. 279p index ISBN 9781633882577, $24.00; ISBN 9781633882584 ebook, $11.99; 55-1574

Rees, Laurence. The Holocaust: a new history. PublicAffairs, 2017. 509p index ISBN 9781610398442, $32.00; ISBN 9780241980729 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1452

Reeves, Richard V. Dream hoarders: how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it. Brookings, 2017. 196p bibl index ISBN 9780815729129, $24.00; ISBN 9780815729136 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1444

Sander, Kathleen Waters. John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 403p bibl index ISBN 9781421422206, $49.95; ISBN 9781421422213 ebook, $49.95; 55-1430

Sarkar, Suman. The supply chain revolution: innovative sourcing and logistics for a fiercely competitive world. AMACOM, 2017. 240p index ISBN 9780814438787, $39.95; ISBN 9780814438794 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1431

Slemrod, Joel. Taxing ourselves: a citizen’s guide to the debate over taxes, by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija. 5th ed. MIT, 2017. 545p bibl index ISBN 9780262035675, $75.00; ISBN 9780262533171 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780262338073 ebook, $30.00; 55-1445

Smith, Myron J., Jr. Joseph Brown and his Civil War ironclads: the USS Chillicothe, Indianola and Tuscumbia. McFarland, 2017. 384p bibl index ISBN 9780786495764 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476626802 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1478

Valverde, Mariana. Michel Foucault. Routledge, 2017. 189p bibl index ISBN 9781138657083, $145.00; ISBN 9781315621517 ebook, $54.95; 55-1577

Vella, Carolyn M. Competitive intelligence rescue: getting it right, by Carolyn M. Vella and John J. McGonagle. Praeger, 2017. 177p index ISBN 9781440851605, $37.00; ISBN 9781440851612 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-1435

Verganti, Roberto. Overcrowded: designing meaningful products in a world awash with ideas. MIT, 2017. 264p index ISBN 9780262035361, $32.95; ISBN 9780262335812 ebook, $22.95; 55-1436

Winslow, Rachel Rains. The best possible immigrants: international adoption and the American family. Pennsylvania, 2017. 297p bibl index ISBN 9780812249101, $45.00; ISBN 9780812293968 ebook, $45.00; 55-1480