The Top 75 Community College Titles: February 2018 Edition

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the February 2018 issue of Choice.


The 17th century (1601–1700), ed. by David Simonelli. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781682173015, $295.00; ISBN 9781682173022 ebook, $295.00; 55-1966

Benowitz, June Melby. Encyclopedia of American women and religion. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440839863, $198.00; ISBN 9781440839870 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1953

The Definitive Shakespeare companion: overviews, documents, and analysis: v.1: Overviews and the history plays; v.2: The comedies; v.3: The tragedies; v.4: The romances and poetry, ed. by Joseph Rosenblum. Greenwood, 2017. bibl indexes ISBN 9781440834448, $415.00; ISBN 9781440834455 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1954

Great events from history: the 21st century 2000–2016, ed. by Thomas Tandy Lewis. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781682173053, $295.00; ISBN 9781682173060 ebook, $295.00; 55-1972

Great events from history: African American history, ed. by Kibibi Mack-Shelton. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781682171523, $295.00; ISBN 9781682171530 ebook, $295.00; 55-1971

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. The History-Makers. Academic annual subscription ranges from a base of $2,000.00 for the smallest institutions to $5,000.00 per 10,000 FTE for larger institutions. URL: 55-1951

Kia, Mehrdad. The Ottoman Empire: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781610693882, $198.00; ISBN 9781610693899 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1975

McIntosh, Jane. Mesopotamia and the rise of civilization: history, documents, and key questions. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 255p bibl index ISBN 9781440835469, $61.00; ISBN 9781440835476 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1976

Moore, Jennifer Grayer. Street style in America: an exploration. Greenwood, 2017. 381p bibl index ISBN 9781440844614, $94.00; ISBN 9781440844621 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1977

Principles of physical science, ed. by Donald R. Franceschetti. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 758p bibl index ISBN 9781682173268, $165.00; ISBN 9781682173275 ebook, $165.00; 55-1962

Renaissance & early modern era (1308–1600), ed. Michael Shally-Jensen. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 272p bibl index ISBN 9781682172971, $175.00; ISBN 9781682172988 ebook, $175.00; 55-1979

The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods, ed. by Mike Allen. SAGE Reference, 2017. 4v bibl index ISBN 9781483381435, $695.00; ISBN 9781786843746 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1980

Sullivan, Steve. Encyclopedia of great popular song recordings: volumes 3 and 4. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 2v bibl indexes ISBN 9781442254480, $200.00; ISBN 9781442254497 ebook, $190.00; 55-1958

Van Gundy, Karen. Marijuana: examining the facts, by Karen T. Van Gundy and Michael S. Staunton. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 284p bibl index ISBN 9781440836725, $63.00; ISBN 9781440836732 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-1981

Zonn, I. S. The western Arctic seas encyclopedia, by Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, and Aleksandr V. Semenov. Springer, 2017. 539p index ISBN 9783319255811, $299.00; ISBN 9783319255828 ebook, $299.00; 55-1983


Appiah, Anthony. As if: idealization and ideals. Harvard, 2017. 218p index ISBN 9780674975002, $27.95; ISBN 9780674982178 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2060

Babb, Valerie. A history of the African American novel. Cambridge, 2017. 486p bibl index ISBN 9781107061729, $44.99; ISBN 9781108222426 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2023

Coniam, Matthew. Egyptomania goes to the movies: from archaeology to popular craze to Hollywood fantasy. McFarland, 2017. 187p bibl index ISBN 9781476668284 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476629865 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2044

Darowski, Joseph J. Frasier: a cultural history, by Joseph J. Darowski and Kate Darowski. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 237p bibl index ISBN 9781442277960, $38.00; ISBN 9781442277977 ebook, $36.00; 55-2005

DeNicola, Daniel R. Understanding ignorance: the surprising impact of what we don’t know. MIT, 2017. 250p bibl index ISBN 9780262036443, $27.95; ISBN 9780262341028 ebook, $19.95; 55-2063

Faith and resistance in the age of Trump, ed. by Miguel A. De La Torre. Orbis Books, 2017. 240p index ISBN 9781626982475 pbk, $22.00; ISBN 9781608337125 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2078

Harris, Jocelyn. Satire, celebrity, and politics in Jane Austen. Bucknell, 2017. 349p bibl index ISBN 9781611488395, $110.00; ISBN 9781611488432 ebook, $104.00; 55-2027

HBO’s Treme and post-Katrina catharsis: the mediated rebirth of New Orleans, ed. by Dominique M. Gendrin, Catherine Dessignes, and Shearon Roberts. Lexington Books, 2017. 319p BIBL INDEX ISBN 9781498545600, $100.00; ISBN 9781498545617 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2008

Knapp, Robert. The dawn of Christianity: people and gods in a time of magic and miracles. Harvard, 2017. 303p index ISBN 9780674976467, $29.95; ISBN 9781782830214 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2083

Lelwica, Michelle Mary. Shameful bodies: religion and the culture of physical improvement. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 271p bibl index ISBN 9781472594945, $86.00; ISBN 9781472594938 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781472594969 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2084

Marciari, John. Art of Renaissance Rome: artists and patrons in the Eternal City. Laurence King, 2017. 223p bibl index ISBN 9781786270559, $34.99; 55-1990

Pets and people: the ethics of our relationships with companion animals, ed. by Christine Overall. Oxford, 2017. 295p bibl index ISBN 9780190456085, $105.00; ISBN 9780190456078 pbk, $36.95; ISBN 9780190456108 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2072

Queer dance: meanings and makings, ed. by Clare Croft. Oxford, 2017. 315p bibl index ISBN 9780199377329, $105.00; ISBN 9780199377336 pbk, $36.95; ISBN 9780199377350 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2059

Rogers, Fiona. Firecrackers: female photographers now, by Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton. Thames & Hudson, 2017. 223p ISBN 9780500544747, $45.00; 55-2002

Scientology in popular culture: influences and struggles for legitimacy, ed. by Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine. Praeger, 2017. 373p bibl index ISBN 9781440832499, $58.00; ISBN 9781440832505 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2090

Wagner-Martin, Linda. Hemingway’s wars: public and private battles. Georgia, 2017. 250p bibl index ISBN 9780826221254, $40.00; ISBN 9780826273796 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2036

Walls, Laura Dassow. Henry David Thoreau: a life. Chicago, 2017. 615p bibl index ISBN 9780226344690, $35.00; ISBN 9780226344720 ebook, $21.00; 55-2037

Science & Technology

Arthur, Wallace. Life through time and space. Harvard, 2017. 277p bibl index ISBN 9780674975866, $29.95; 55-2098

Baroni, Timothy J. Mushrooms of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Timber, 2017. 599p bibl index ISBN 9781604696349 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781604698145 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2102

Davidson, Tish. Vaccines: history, science, and issues. Greenwood, 2017. 259p bibl index ISBN 9781440844430, $60.00; ISBN 9781440844447 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2114

Golub, Leon. The sun, by Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff. Reaktion Books/The Science Museum, London, 2017. 222p bibl index ISBN 9781780237572, $40.00; 55-2096

Harding, James H. Amphibians and reptiles of the Great Lakes region, by James H. Harding and David A. Mifsud. Rev. ed. Michigan, 2017. 392p bibl index ISBN 9780472053384, $60.00; ISBN 9780472053384 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780472122639 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2104

Kurta, Allen. Mammals of the Great Lakes region. Michigan, 2017. 404p bibl index ISBN 9780472053452, $60.00; ISBN 9780472053452 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780472122752 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2105

Long, Lucy M. Honey: a global history. Reaktion Books, 2017. 184p bibl index ISBN 9781780237336, $19.95; 55-2099

Owen, David. Player and avatar: the affective potential of videogames. McFarland, 2017. 230p bibl index ISBN 9781476667195 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476629421 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2116

The Oxford illustrated history of science, ed. by Iwan Rhys Morus. Oxford, 2017. 436p bibl index ISBN 9780199663279, $39.95; ISBN 9780191640315 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2094

Philosophy, technology, and the environment, ed. by David M. Kaplan. MIT, 2017. 255p bibl index ISBN 9780262035668, $76.50; ISBN 9780262533164 pbk, $29.98; ISBN 9780262337991 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2093

Weissman, Martin H. An illustrated theory of numbers. American Mathematical Society, 2017. 323p bibl indexes ISBN 9781470434939, $69.00; 55-2118

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Africa’s population: in search of a demographic dividend, ed. by Hans Groth and John F. May. Springer, 2017. 526p bibl index ISBN 9783319468877, $139.00; ISBN 9783319468891 ebook, $109.00; 55-2121

Bashkin, Orit. Impossible exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel. Stanford, 2017. 305p bibl index ISBN 9780804795852, $85.00; ISBN 9781503602656 pbk, $24.95; 55-2188

Bickers, Robert A. Out of China: how the Chinese ended the era of Western domination. Harvard, 2017. 532p index ISBN 9780674976870, $35.00; ISBN 9781846146190 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2174

Bogucki, Peter. The barbarians: lost civilizations. Reaktion Books, 2017. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781780237183, $25.00; ISBN 9781780237657 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2230

Bourne, Stephen. Fighting proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars. I. B. Tauris, 236p bibl index ISBN 9781784538743, $27.50; ISBN 9781786722157 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2222

Bulkeley, Kelly. An introduction to the psychology of dreaming. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 160p bibl index ISBN 9781440857065, $37.00; ISBN 9781440858277 pbk, $22.00; ISBN 9781440857072 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2313

Cotterell, Arthur. The Near East: a cultural history. Hurst & Company, 2017. 355p bibl index ISBN 9781849047968, $29.95; ISBN 9781849049351 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2189

Cremation and the archaeology of death, ed. by Jessica Cerezo-Román, Anna Wessman, and Howard Williams. Oxford, 2017. 364p bibl index ISBN 9780198798118, $120.00; ISBN 9780192519085 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2131

Douds, Anne S. Rethinking America’s correctional policies: commonsense choices from uncommon voices, by Anne S. Douds and Eileen Ahlin. Lexington Books, 2017. 273p bibl index ISBN 9781498530408, $105.00; ISBN 9781498530415 ebook, $99.00; 55-2316

Echols, Alice. Shortfall: family secrets, financial collapse, and a hidden history of American banking. New Press, 2017. 318p index ISBN 9781620973035, $26.95; ISBN 9781620973042 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2144

Glebov, Sergey. From empire to Eurasia: politics, scholarship, and ideology in Russian Eurasianism, 1920s–1930s. Northern Illinois, 2017. 237p index ISBN 9780875807508, $45.00; ISBN 9781609092092 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2179

Goduti, Philip A. RFK and MLK: visions of hope, 1963–1968. McFarland, 2017. 303p bibl index ISBN 9780786476725 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476628721 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2204

Gutmann, Martin R. Building a Nazi Europe: the SS’s Germanic volunteers. Cambridge, 2017. 237p bibl index ISBN 9781107155435, $99.99; ISBN 9781108110747 ebook, $80.00; 55-2234

Hébert, Keith S. The long Civil War in the north Georgia mountains: Confederate nationalism, sectionalism, and white supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia. Tennessee, 2017. 282p bibl index ISBN 9781621903178, $50.00; ISBN 9781621903185 ebook, $50.00; 55-2205

Hoeffel, Joseph M. Fighting for the progressive center in the age of Trump. Praeger, 2017. 164p index ISBN 9781440859540, $37.00; ISBN 9781440859557 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2300

Laynesmith, J. L. Cecily Duchess of York. Bloomsbury, 2017. 262p bibl index ISBN 9781474272254, $114.00; ISBN 9781474272278 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2224

Lebron, Christopher J. The making of Black Lives Matter: a brief history of an idea. Oxford, 2017. 187p index ISBN 9780190601348, $27.95; ISBN 9780190601355 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2209

Lopresti, Robert. When women didn’t count: the chronic mismeasure and marginalization of American women in federal statistics. Praeger, 2017. 352p bibl index ISBN 9781440843686, $58.00; ISBN 9781440843693 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2125

Mandell, Hinda. Sex scandals, gender, and power in contemporary American politics. Praeger, 2017. 247p index ISBN 9781440843273, $60.00; ISBN 9781440843280 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2303

Neugebauer, Janet M. A witness to history: George H. Mahon, West Texas congressman. Texas Tech, 2017. 576p bibl index ISBN 9780896729889, $45.00; ISBN 9780896729896 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2305

Porter, Edgar A. Japanese reflections on World War II and the American occupation, by Edgar A. Porter and Ran Ying Porter. Amsterdam University Press, 2017. 238p bibl index (Asian history, 3) ISBN 9789462982598, $110.00; ISBN 9789048532636 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2176

Ramseur, David. Melting the Ice Curtain: the extraordinary story of citizen diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska frontier. University of Alaska, 2017. 307p bibl index ISBN 9781602233348 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781602233355 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2160

Riggs, Christina. Egypt: lost civilizations. Reaktion Books, 2017. 216p bibl index ISBN 9781780237268, $25.00; ISBN 9781780237749 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2171

Sacolick, Isaac. Driving digital: the leader’s guide to business transformation through technology. AMACOM, 2017. 283p index ISBN 9780814438602, $29.95; ISBN 9780814438619 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2141

Sheldon, Kathleen E. African women: early history to the 21st century. Indiana, 2017. 330p bibl index ISBN 9780253027160, $85.00; ISBN 9780253027221 pbk, $40.00; ISBN 9780253027313 ebook, $39.99; 55-2169

Shrum, Rebecca K. In the looking glass: mirrors and identity in early America. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 221p index ISBN 9781421423128, $54.95; ISBN 9781421423135 ebook, $54.95; 55-2217

Sunstein, Cass R. Impeachment: a citizen’s guide. Harvard, 2017. 199p index ISBN 9780674983793 pbk, $7.95; 55-2308

Swann, Julian. Exile, imprisonment, or death: the politics of disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610–1789. Oxford, 2017. 521p bibl index ISBN 9780198788690, $115.00; ISBN 9780191830778 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2244

Tomer, John F. Advanced introduction to behavioral economics. E. Elgar, 2017. 167p bibl index ISBN 9781784719913, $115.00; ISBN 9781784719920 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2151

We wanted a revolution: black radical women, 1965–85 : a sourcebook, ed. by Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley; texts by Connie H. Choi et al. Brooklyn Museum, 2017. 319p bibl ISBN 9780872731837 pbk, $24.95; 55-2129

Wicker, Christine. The simple faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: religion’s role in the FDR presidency. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2017. 218p bibl index ISBN 9781588345240, $24.95; ISBN 9781541460843 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-2219

Xu, Guoqi. Asia and the Great War: a shared history. Oxford, 2017. 275p bibl index ISBN 9780199658190, $50.00; ISBN 9780191632723 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2177