The Top 75 Community College Titles: January 2024

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

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Albrecht, Steve. The safe library: keeping users, staff, and collections secure.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  196p bibl index  ISBN 9781538169599, $95.00;  ISBN 9781538169605 pbk, $38.00;  ISBN 9781538169612 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1205

Betz, Tim. Making history: makerspaces for museums and historic sites.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  134p bibl index  ISBN 9781538169018, $95.00;  ISBN 9781538169025, $36.00;  ISBN 9781538169032 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1206

Environmental studies and climate change, ed. by R. C. Sobti et al.  CRC Press, 2023.  628p bibl index  ISBN 9781032115535, $180.00;  ISBN 9781003220824 ebook, $64.95;  61-1207

Manning, Scott. Joan of Arc: a reference guide to her life and works.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  300p bibl index  ISBN 9781538139165, $110.00;  ISBN 9781538139172 ebook, $104.50;  61-1210

The Routledge companion to literature of the U.S. South, ed. by Katharine A. Burnett, Todd Hagstette, and Monica Carol Miller.  Routledge, 2022.  458p bibl index  ISBN 9780367444655, $270.00;  ISBN 9781003009924 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1204


Humanities

Ackroyd, Peter. The English actor: from medieval to modern.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  416p bibl index  ISBN 9781789146998, $23.67;  ISBN 9781789147322 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1276

The Arts of the ancient Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art, ed. by Michelle Rich.  Dallas Museum of Art, 2023.  360p bibl index  ISBN 9780300266870, $65.00;  61-1214

Bishop, Ronald. The thematic evolution of sports journalism’s narrative of mental illness: a little less conversation.  Lexington Books, 2023.  454p bibl index  ISBN 9781666927627, $120.00;  ISBN 9781666927634 ebook, $45.00;  61-1227

Bricca, Jacob. How documentaries work.  Oxford, 2023.  232p bibl index  ISBN 9780197554104, $99.00;  ISBN 9780197554111 pbk, $19.95;  ISBN 9780197554135 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1267

Brobjer, Thomas H. Twilight of the idols and Nietzsche’s late philosophy: toward a revaluation of values.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781350329409, $115.00;  ISBN 9781350329416 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1280

Brouwers, Fred. Beethoven in the bunker: musicians under the Nazi regime, tr. Eileen J. Stevens.  Other Press, 2023.  272p index  ISBN 9781635423297, $25.99;  ISBN 9781635423303 ebook, $14.99;  61-1274

A History of World War One poetry, ed. by Jane Potter.  Cambridge, 2023.  561p bibl index  ISBN 9781009100649, $120.00;  ISBN 9781009302616 ebook, $120.00;  61-1235

Karp, Masha. George Orwell and Russia.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  312p bibl index  ISBN 9781788317139, $90.00;  ISBN 9781788317122 pbk, $29.95;  ISBN 9781788317146 ebook, $26.95;  61-1250

Knauer, Caron. American slavery on film.  ABC-CLIO, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9781440877513, $70.00;  ISBN 9781440877520 ebook, $63.00;  61-1268

Larrington, Carolyne. The Norse myths that shape the way we think.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  320p bibl index  ISBN 9780500252345, $28.10;  ISBN 9780500778463 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1297

Lippman, Thomas W. Get the damn story: Homer Bigart and the great age of American newspapers.  Georgetown University, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781647122973, $29.95;  ISBN 9781647122980 ebook, $29.95;  61-1231

Matheson, Susan B. Old age in Greek and Roman art, by Susan B. Matheson and J. J. Pollitt.  Yale, 2022.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9780300266566, $65.00;  61-1218

McGreevy, John T. Catholicism: a global history from the French Revolution to Pope Francis.  W. W. Norton, 2022.  528p bibl index  ISBN 9781324003885, $35.00;  ISBN 9781324003892 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1300

Nadler, Steven M. Descartes: the renewal of philosophy.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  (Dist. by Chicago) 288p bibl index  ISBN 9781789146837, $25.00;  ISBN 9781789147308 ebook, $25.00;  61-1287

Pugh, Tison. Queer Oz: L. Frank Baum’s trans tales and other astounding adventures in sex and gender.  University Press of Mississippi, 2023.  234p bibl index  ISBN 9781496845313, $99.00;  ISBN 9781496845320 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781496845337 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1251

Reinoza, Tatiana. Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx art and the politics of territory.  Texas, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9781477326909 pbk, $34.95;  ISBN 9781477326916 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1220

Sharpe, William Chapman. The art of walking: a history in 100 images.  Yale, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9780300266849, $30.00;  61-1212

Smith, Caleb. Thoreau’s axe: distraction and discipline in American culture.  Princeton, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9780691214771, $32.00;  ISBN 9780691215280 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1213

Waligore, Joseph. Spirituality of the English and American deists: how God became good.  Lexington Books, 2023.  346p bibl index  ISBN 9781666920635, $120.00;  ISBN 9781666920642 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1303

Williams, Gareth. On Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  Columbia, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9780231200707, $60.00;  ISBN 9780231200714 pbk, $14.95;  ISBN 9780231553759 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1242


Science & Technology

Algorithmic rights and protections for children, ed. by Mizuko Ito et al.  MIT, 2023.  292p bibl index  ISBN 9780262545488 pbk, $45.00;  ISBN 9780262374323 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1326

Barclay, M. V. L. Beetles of the world: a natural history, by M. V. L. Barclay and Patrice Bouchard.  Princeton, 2023.  240p index  ISBN 9780691240732, $29.95;  ISBN 9780691240749 ebook, $29.95;  61-1314

Becker, Christoph. Insolvent: how to reorient computing for just sustainability.  MIT, 2023.  398p bibl index  ISBN 9780262545600, $55.00;  ISBN 9780262374651 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1327

Bsumek, Erika Marie. The foundations of Glen Canyon Dam: infrastructures of dispossession on the Colorado Plateau.  Texas, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781477303818, $45.00;  ISBN 9781477326596 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1319

Chakrabarty, Prosanta. Explaining life through evolution.  MIT, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9780262546256 pbk, $22.95;  ISBN 9780262375474 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1311

Chinen, Mark. The international governance of artificial intelligence.  E. Elgar, 2023.  338p bibl index  ISBN 9781800379213, $139.50;  ISBN 9781800379220 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1330

Environmental ethics in the Midwest: interdisciplinary approaches, ed. by Ian A. Smith and Matt Ferkany.  Michigan State, 2023.  270p bibl index  ISBN 9781611864427 pbk, $44.95;  ISBN 9781609177126 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1317

Halley, J. Woods. The nature of time.  CRC Press, 2023.  166p bibl index  ISBN 9780367478759, $120.00;  ISBN 9780367477066 pbk, $46.95;  ISBN 9781003037125 ebook, $46.95;  61-1335

Kaliss, Gregory. Beyond the Black Power salute: athlete activism in an era of change.  Illinois, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9780252044915, $110.00;  ISBN 9780252087066 pbk, $24.95;  ISBN 9780252054075 ebook, $14.95;  61-1340

McCulligh, Cindy. Sewer of progress: corporations, institutionalized corruption, and the struggle for the Santiago River.  MIT, 2023.  346p bibl index  ISBN 9780262545921, $50.00;  ISBN 9780262374941 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1305

Sullivan, Mark D. The right to pain relief and other deep roots of the opioid epidemic, by Mark D. Sullivan and Jane C. Ballantyne.  Oxford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780197615720 pbk, $49.95;  ISBN 9780197615744 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1325


Social & Behavioral Sciences

Veracini, Lorenzo. Colonialism: a global history.  Routledge, 2023.  228p bibl index  ISBN 9780367506407, $170.00;  ISBN 9780367506384 pbk, $46.95;  ISBN 9781003050599 ebook, $46.95;  61-1386

Beckett, Katherine. Ending mass incarceration: why it persists and how to achieve meaningful reform.  Oxford, 2022.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9780197536575, $29.95;  ISBN 9780197536582 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1495

Belliotti, Raymond A. Italian rebels: Mazzini, Gramsci, and Giuliano.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.  268p bibl index  ISBN 9781683933694, $110.00;  ISBN 9781683933700 ebook, $45.00;  61-1435

Bulik, Mark. Ambush at Central Park: when the IRA came to New York.  Empire State Editions, 2023.  208p bibl index  ISBN 9781531502607, $24.95;  61-1387

The Cambridge handbook of race and surveillance, ed. by Michael Kwet.  Cambridge, 2023.  500p bibl index  ISBN 9781108416498, $155.00;  ISBN 9781108271370 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1496

The Cambridge world history of genocide, ed. by Ben Kiernan.  Cambridge, 2023.  2234p 3v. bibl index  ISBN 978110875973, $400.00;  ISBN 9781108765480 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1388

Cosentino, Delia. Resurrecting Tenochtitlan: imagining the Aztec capital in modern Mexico City, by Delia Cosentino and Adriana Zavala.  Texas, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781477326992, $60.00;  ISBN 9781477327005 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1409

Cottrell, Robert C. Martyrs of the early American Left: Inez Milholland, Randolph Bourne and John Reed.  McFarland, 2023.  309p bibl index  ISBN 9781476691497 pbk, $55.00;  ISBN 9781476649221 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1419

Croasdaile, Susanne. Building executive function and motivation in the middle grades: a universal design for learning approach.  Cast, Inc., 2023.  144p bibl index  ISBN 9781943085002, $27.00;  ISBN 9781943085019 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1373

Daley, Sean M. The complexities of American Indian identity in the twenty-first century, by Sean M. Daley and Christine Makosky Daley.  Lexington Books, 2023.  155p bibl index  ISBN 9781793643872, $90.00;  ISBN 9781793643889 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1348

Frontiers of gender: transnational legal perspectives, ed. by Rebecca J. Cook.  Pennsylvania, 2023.  616p bibl index  ISBN 9781512823554, $99.95;  ISBN 9781512823561 pbk, $54.95;  ISBN 9781512823578 ebook, $54.95;  61-1439

Gaw, Jerry L. David Lloyd George: the politics of religious conviction.  Tennessee, 2023.  405p bibl index  ISBN 9781621907640, $60.00;  ISBN 9781621907657 ebook, $60.00;  61-1432

Global sustainable cities: city governments and our environmental future, ed. by Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Katrina Miriam Wyman, and John J. Coughlin.  New York University, 2023.  384p bibl index  ISBN 9781479805747, $99.00;  ISBN 9781479805754 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9781479805730 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1445

Grubb, Farley. The continental dollar: how the American Revolution was financed with paper money.  Chicago, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9780226826035, $65.00;  ISBN 9780226826042 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1364

Handbook on inequality and the environment, ed. by Michael A. Long, Michael J. Lynch, and Paul B. Stretesky.  E. Elgar, 2023.  666p bibl index  ISBN 9781800881129, $360.00;  ISBN 9781800881136 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1498

Hooker, Juliet. Black grief/white grievance: the politics of loss.  Princeton, 2023.  360p bibl index  ISBN 9780691243030, $30.00;  61-1478

King, Stephen D. We need to talk about inflation: 14 urgent lessons from the last 2,000 years.  Yale, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780300270471, $28.00;  ISBN 9781666930184 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1366

Lebovic, James H. False promise of superiority: the United States and nuclear deterrence after the Cold War.  Oxford, 2023.  288p index  ISBN 9780197680865, $99.00;  ISBN 9780197680872 pbk, $29.95;  61-1458

​Lederach, Angela Jill. Feel the grass grow: ecologies of slow peace in Colombia.  Stanford, 2023.  300p bibl index  ISBN 9781503634640, $90.00;  ISBN 9781503635685 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781503635692 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1469

Lewis, Stephen P. Understanding self-injury: a person-centered approach, by Stephen P. Lewis and Penelope A. Hasking.  Oxford, 2023.  224p bibl index  ISBN 9780197545065 pbk, $49.95;  ISBN 9780197545096 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1491

Llewellyn-Jones, Rosie. Empire building: the construction of British India, 1690–1860.  Hurst & Company, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9781787388048, $39.95;  ISBN 9781805260264 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1402

Mallach, Alan. Smaller cities in a shrinking world: learning to thrive without growth.  Island Press, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781642832273, $35.00;  ISBN 9781642832280 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1499

Martin, Lerone A. The gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: how the FBI aided and abetted the rise of white Christian nationalism.  Princeton, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9780691175119, $29.95;  ISBN 9780691244983 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1425

Martinez, J. Michael. Scoundrels: political scandals in American history.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  252p bibl index  ISBN 9781538130797, $38.00;  ISBN 9781538130803 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1481

Maxson, Brian. A short history of Florence and the Florentine Republic.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9781788314886, $61.00;  ISBN 9781788314893 pbk, $19.95;  ISBN 9780755640126 ebook, $17.95;  61-1436

McIntyre, Lee. On disinformation: how to fight for truth and protect democracy.  MIT, 2023.  184p bibl index  ISBN 9780262546300, $14.95;  ISBN 9780262375580 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1483

Nicholson, Helen. Women and the crusades.  Oxford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780198806721, $34.95;  ISBN 9780192529527 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1391

Peters, Lauren Downing. Fashion before plus-size: bodies, beauty and the birth of an industry.  Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2023.  216p bibl index  ISBN 9781350172548, $115.00;  ISBN 9781350172555 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1358

Ramani, Samuel. Putin’s war on Ukraine: Russia’s campaign for global counter-revolution.  Hurst & Company, 2023.  592p bibl index  ISBN 9781787388512, $29.95;  ISBN 9781805260035 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1462

Repetti, Marion. Retirement migration and precarity in later life, by Marion Repetti and Toni Calasanti.  Policy Press, 2023.  160p bibl index  ISBN 9781447358213, $79.99;  ISBN 9781447358237 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1344

Salman, Sara. The shaming state: how the US treats citizens in need.  New York University, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781479814534, $89.00;  ISBN 9781479814541 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781479814572 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1502

Shindler, Colin. Israel: a history in 100 cartoons.  Cambridge, 2023.  384p bibl index  ISBN 9781107170131, $39.95;  ISBN 9781316767016 ebook, $39.95;  61-1416

Smith, Michael J. The enduring Crown Commonwealth: the past, present, and future of the UK-Canada-ANZ Alliance and why it matters, by Michael J. Smith and Stephen J. Klimczuk-Massion.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  382p bibl index  ISBN 9781538170199, $38.00;  ISBN 9781538170205 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1463

Sunstein, Cass R. How to interpret the Constitution.  Princeton, 2023.  208p bibl index  ISBN 9780691252049, $22.95;  ISBN 9780691252056 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1487

Terrazas Williams, Danielle. The capital of free women: race, legitimacy, and liberty in colonial Mexico.  Yale, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9780300258066, $65.00;  ISBN 9780300265644 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1411

Toobin, Jeffrey. Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the rise of right-wing extremism.  Simon & Schuster, 2023.  432p bibl index  ISBN 9781668013571, $29.99;  61-1429

Uekötter, Frank. The vortex: an environmental history of the modern world.  Pittsburgh, 2023.  811p bibl index  ISBN 9780822947561, $80.00;  61-1393

Winston, Ali. The riders come out at night: brutality, corruption, and cover up in Oakland, by Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham.  Atria, 2023.  480p bibl index  ISBN 9781982168599, $30.00;  ISBN 9781982168605 pbk, $18.99;  ISBN 9781982168612 ebook, $14.99;  61-1346

Wolf-Powers, Laura. University City: history, race, and community in the era of the innovation district.  Pennsylvania, 2022.  204p index  ISBN 9781512822731, $39.95;  ISBN 9781512822717 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1504