The Top 75 Community College Titles: March 2018 Edition

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


Careers in sports & fitness. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 307p bibl index ISBN 9781682173220, $125.00; ISBN 9781682173237 ebook, $125.00; 55-2341

Doyle, Thomas E, II. Historical dictionary of human rights and humanitarian organizations, by Thomas E. Doyle II, Robert F. Gorman, and Edward S. Mihalkanin. 3rd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 400p bibl (Historical dictionaries of international organizations, 26) ISBN 9781442276178, $110.00; ISBN 9781442276215 ebook, $104.00; 55-2343

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion Online, ed. by Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham Jr. Brill. Outright purchase price is $2,295.00. URL: 55-2344

Enduring controversies in military history: critical analyses and context, ed. by Spencer C. Tucker. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440841194, $198.00; ISBN 9781440841200 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2345

The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project, from Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and other collaborators. URL: 55-2336

Glicken, Morley D. A guide to writing for human service professionals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 238p bibl index ISBN 9781538106198, $110.00; ISBN 9781538106204 pbk, $42.00; ISBN 9781538106211 ebook, $39.00; 55-2329

Horror literature through history: an encyclopedia of the stories that speak to our deepest fears, ed. by Matt Cardin. Greenwood, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440842016, $189.00; ISBN 9781440842023 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2331

Howard, Sheena C. Encyclopedia of black comics. Fulcrum, 2017. 261p bibl index ISBN 9781682751015 pbk, $23.95; ISBN 9781682751688 ebook, $18.99; 55-2332

Information and innovation: a natural combination for health sciences libraries, ed. by Jean P. Shipman and Barbara A. Ulmer. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 194p index ISBN 9781442271401, $75.00; ISBN 9781442271425 ebook, $71.00; 55-2337

Melusky, Joseph A. The death penalty: a reference handbook, by Joseph A. Melusky and Keith A. Pesto. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 372p bibl index ISBN 9781440845499, $60.00; ISBN 9781440845505 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2349

Racial & ethnic relations in America, ed. by Kibibi Mack-Shelton and Michael Shally-Jensen. 2nd ed. Salem Press/Grey House, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781682173152, $295.00; ISBN 9781682173169 ebook, $295.00; 55-2352

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. by Tim Crane. Routledge. Annual academic subscription for unlimited concurrent users ranges from $1,280.00 to $3,650.00, based on FTE. URL: 55-2334

SAGE Encyclopedia of political behavior, ed. by Fathali M. Moghaddam. SAGE Reference, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781483391168, $395.00; ISBN 9781483391151 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2353

The Sony Pictures Classic Collection. Alexander Street. Contact publisher for pricing; annual academic subscription ranges from $5,100.00 to $30,150.00 for Premium Collection. URL: 55-2324

University of Fashion: Online Fashion Design School, from Francesca Sterlacci and Jeffrey Purvin. Contact publisher for pricing. URL: 55-2339


Cary, John. Design for good: a new era of architecture for everyone. Island Press, 2017. 275p ISBN 9781610917926, $60.00; ISBN 9781610917933 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781610917940 ebook, $29.99; 55-2373

Congdon, Lee. Solzhenitsyn: the historical-spiritual destinies of Russia and the West. Northern Illinois, 2017. 163p bibl index ISBN 9780875807652, $39.00; ISBN 9781609092245 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2408

Dilley, Whitney Crothers. The cinema of Wes Anderson: bringing nostalgia to life. Wallflower, 2017. 246p bibl index ISBN 9780231180689, $90.00; ISBN 9780231180696 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231543200 ebook, $29.99; 55-2410

Handbook of indigenous religion(s), ed. by Greg Johnson and Siv Ellen Kraft. Brill, 2017. 408p bibl index (Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, 15) ISBN 9789004346697, $178.00; ISBN 9789004346710 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2440

Larson, Edward J. On faith and science, by Edward J. Larson and Michael Ruse. Yale, 2017. 298p bibl index ISBN 9780300216172, $30.00; ISBN 9780300231809 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2441

Looser, Devoney. The making of Jane Austen. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 291p bibl index ISBN 9781421422824, $29.95; ISBN 9781421422831 ebook, $29.95; 55-2396

Lowe, Brian M. Moral claims in the age of spectacles: shaping the social imaginary. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 323p bibl index ISBN 9781137502407, $119.00; ISBN 9781137502414 ebook, $89.00; 55-2428

The Morals of monster stories: essays on children’s picture book messages, ed. by Leslie Ormandy. McFarland, 2017. 246p index ISBN 9781476664842 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476627694 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2388

The New Testament: a translation, tr. by David Bentley Hart. Yale, 2017. 577p ISBN 9780300186093, $35.00; 55-2446

The Oxford handbook of Jack London, ed. by Jay Williams. Oxford, 2017. 652p bibl index ISBN 9780199315178, $150.00; ISBN 9780190605490 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2398

Polley, Diana Hope. Echoes of Emerson: rethinking realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather. Alabama, 2017. 176p bibl index ISBN 9780817319564, $54.95; ISBN 9780817391393 ebook, $54.95; 55-2400

Pope Francis and the future of Catholicism: Evangelii gaudium and the papal agenda, ed. by Gerard Mannion. Cambridge, 2017. 248p index ISBN 9781107142541, $99.00; ISBN 9781108133708 ebook, $80.00; 55-2448

Rasmussen, Dennis Carl. The infidel and the professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the friendship that shaped modern thought. Princeton, 2017. 316p index ISBN 9780691177014, $29.95; ISBN 9781400888467 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2432

Ridd, Stephen. Communication, love, and death in Homer and Virgil: an introduction. Oklahoma, 2017. 258p bibl index (Oklahoma series in classical culture, 54) ISBN 9780806157290, $29.95; 55-2390

The Sixties, center stage: mainstream and popular performances in a turbulent decade, ed. by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Michigan, 2017. 400p index ISBN 9780472073368, $90.00; ISBN 9780472053360 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9780472122608 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2420

Thomas, Douglas. Never use Futura. Princeton Architectural, 2017. 207p index ISBN 9781616895723 pbk, $24.95; 55-2367

Weir, Catherine. Interpreting visual art: a survey of cognitive research about pictures, by Catherine Weir and Evans Mandes. Transaction, 2017. 262p bibl index ISBN 9781412864008, $100.00; 55-2369

Science & Technology

Collins, Jennifer M. Florida weather and climate: more than just sunshine, by Jennifer M. Collins, Robert V. Rohli, and Charles H. Paxton. University Press of Florida, 2017. 247p bibl index ISBN 9780813054445, $34.95; ISBN 9780813052885 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2468

Criblez, Adam J. Tall tales and short shorts: Dr. J, Pistol Pete, and the birth of the modern NBA. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 299p bibl index ISBN 9781442277670, $38.00; ISBN 9781442277687 , $36.00; 55-2481

Demas, Lane. Game of privilege: an African American history of golf. North Carolina, 2017. 363p bibl index ISBN 9781469634227, $30.00; ISBN 9781469634234 ebook, $19.99; 55-2482

Feldman, Robin. Drug wars: how big pharma raises prices and keeps generics off the market, by Robin Feldman and Evan Frondorf. Cambridge, 2017. 151p index ISBN 9781107168480, $26.70; ISBN 9781107168480 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2473

Jenner, Ronald. Venom: the secrets of nature’s deadliest weapon, by Ronald Jenner and Eivind Undheim. Smithsonian Books, 2017. 207p bibl index ISBN 9781588344540 pbk, $19.95; 55-2465

The Joy of mathematics: marvels, novelties, and neglected gems that are rarely taught in math class, by Alfred S. Posamentier et al. Prometheus Books, 2017. 319p index ISBN 9781633882973 pbk, $18.00; ISBN 9781633882980 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2478

Perlov, Delia. Cosmology for the curious, by Delia Perlov and Alex Vilenkin. Springer, 2017. 372p bibl index ISBN 9783319570389, $39.99; ISBN 9783319570402 ebook, $29.99; 55-2457

Rampino, Michael R. Cataclysms: a new geology for the twenty-first century. Columbia, 2017. 211p bibl index ISBN 9780231177801, $30.00; ISBN 9780231544870 ebook, $29.99; 55-2469

Rogacheva, Maria A. The private world of Soviet scientists from Stalin to Gorbachev. Cambridge, 2017. 211p bibl index ISBN 9781107196360, $99.00; 55-2455

Sivolella, Davide. The Space Shuttle Program: technologies and accomplishments. Springer/Praxis, 2017. 360p bibl index ISBN 9783319549446 pbk, $44.99; ISBN 9783319549460 ebook, $34.99; 55-2458

Vee, Annette. Coding literacy: how computer programming is changing writing. MIT, 2017. 361p bibl index ISBN 9780262036245, $34.00; ISBN 9780262340236 ebook, $24.00; 55-2476

Wessels, Tom. Granite, fire, and fog: the natural and cultural history of Acadia. University Press of New England, 2017. 171p index ISBN 9781512600087 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781512600452 ebook, $14.99; 55-2461

Williams, J. B. The electric century: how the taming of lightning shaped the modern world. Springer, 2018. 216p bibl index ISBN 9783319511542 pbk, $34.99; ISBN 9783319511559 ebook, $24.99; 55-2480

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Aguirre, Robert D. Mobility and modernity: Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination. Ohio State, 2017. 205p bibl index ISBN 9780814213445, $69.95; ISBN 9780814275207 ebook, $19.95; 55-2549

Baradaran, Mehrsa. The color of money: black banks and the racial wealth gap. Belknap, Harvard, 2017. 371p index ISBN 9780674970953, $29.95; 55-2666

Bender, Mike. A new history of yachting. Boydell Press, 2017. 441p bibl index ISBN 9781783271337, $39.99; ISBN 9781787440920 ebook, $24.99; 55-2595

Briggs, William. How America got its guns: a history of the gun violence crisis. New Mexico, 2017. 339p bibl index ISBN 9780826358134 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780826358141 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2668

Catton, Theodore. Rainy Lake House: twilight of empire on the northern frontier. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 406p index ISBN 9781421422923, $32.95; ISBN 9781421422930 ebook, $32.95; 55-2565

Cándida Smith, Richard. Improvised continent: Pan-Americanism and cultural exchange. Pennsylvania, 2017. 342p index ISBN 9780812249422, $45.00; ISBN 9780812294651 ebook, $45.00; 55-2552

Civitello, Linda. Baking powder wars: the cutthroat food fight that revolutionized cooking. Illinois, 2017. 252p bibl index ISBN 9780252041082, $95.00; ISBN 9780252082597 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780252099632 ebook, $17.96; 55-2497

Cohan, William D. Why Wall Street matters. Random House, 2017. 154p bibl ISBN 9780399590696, $25.00; ISBN 9780399590702 ebook, $11.99; 55-2506

Davis, Joshua Clark. From head shops to whole foods: the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs. Columbia, 2017. 314p index ISBN 9780231171588, $35.00; ISBN 9780231543088 ebook, $34.99; 55-2499

Erikson, Kai. The sociologist’s eye: reflections on social life. Yale, 2017. 420p index ISBN 9780300106671, $35.00; ISBN 9780300231779 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2689

Hanawalt, Barbara A. Ceremony and civility: civic culture in late medieval London. Oxford, 2017. 234p bibl index ISBN 9780190490393, $99.00; ISBN 9780190490409 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780190490416 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2596

Hess, Earl J. Civil War logistics: a study of military transportation. Louisiana State, 2017. 341p bibl index ISBN 9780807167502, $45.95; ISBN 9780807167519 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2573

Hobbes, Thomas. Three-text edition of Thomas Hobbes’s political theory: The elements of law, De cive, and Leviathan, edited by Deborah Baumgold. Cambridge, 2017. 1 Online-Ressource (xxv, 599 pages) ISBN 9781316651544, ; 55-2658

Hough, Dan. Analysing corruption. Agenda Publishing, 2017. 205p bibl index ISBN 9781911116547, $85.00; ISBN 9781911116554 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781911116561 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2645

Hughes, Bettany. Istanbul: a tale of three cities. Da Capo Press, 2017. 800p bibl index ISBN 9780306825842, $40.00; ISBN 9780297868491 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2555

Inclusion in the American military: a force for diversity, ed. by David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender, and Michael D. Matthews. Lexington Books, 2017. 219p bibl index ISBN 9781498528603, $95.00; ISBN 9781498560849 ebook, $90.00; 55-2692

Koehn, Nancy. Forged in crisis: the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times. Scribner, 2019. 517p index ISBN 9781501174445, $35.00; ISBN 9781501174469 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2501

Lewis, James E. The Burr conspiracy: uncovering the story of an early American crisis. Princeton, 2017. 715p bibl index ISBN 9780691177168, $35.00; ISBN 9781400888825 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2580

Maghbouleh, Neda. The limits of whiteness: Iranian Americans and the everyday politics of race. Stanford, 2017. 233p bibl index ISBN 9780804792585, $85.00; ISBN 8788503603370 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781503603431 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2695

Ortlepp, Anke. Jim Crow terminals: the desegregation of American airports. Georgia, 2017. 207p bibl index ISBN 9780820350936, $74.95; ISBN 9780820351216 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9780820350943 ebook, $26.95; 55-2585

Parijs, Philippe van. Basic income: a radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy, by Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght. Harvard, 2017. 384p bibl index ISBN 9780674052284, $29.95; ISBN 9780674978072 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2512

Rosenzweig, Laura B. Hollywood’s spies: the undercover surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles. New York University, 2017. 285p bibl index ISBN 9781479855179, $29.95; ISBN 9781479828333 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2588

Rowan, Jamin Creed. The sociable city: an American intellectual tradition. Pennsylvania, 2017. 195p index ISBN 9780812249293, $45.00; ISBN 9780812294156 ebook, $45.00; 55-2697

Sandhoff, Michelle. Service in a time of suspicion: experiences of Muslims serving in the U.S. military post-9/11. Iowa, 2017. 162p index ISBN 9781609385354 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781609385361 ebook, $25.00; 55-2698

Shi, Lihong. Choosing daughters: family change in rural China. Stanford, 2017. 189p bibl index ISBN 9781503600898, $90.00; ISBN 9781503602939 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781503603004 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2699

Tanaka, Toshiyuki. Hidden horrors: Japanese war crimes in World War II. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 313p index ISBN 9781538102688, $89.00; ISBN 9781538102695 pbk, $39.00; ISBN 9781538102701 ebook, $37.00; 55-2543

Taubman, William. Gorbachev: his life and times. W. W. Norton, 2017. 852p bibl index ISBN 9780393647013, $39.95; ISBN 9781471128622 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2548

Understanding contemporary China, ed. by Robert E. Gamer and Stanley Toops. 5th ed. L. Rienner, 2017. 526p bibl index ISBN 9781626376533 pbk, $28.50; ISBN 9781626377042 ebook, $28.50; 55-2544

Ward, Geoffrey C. The Vietnam War: an intimate history, based on a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Knopf, 2017. 612p bibl index ISBN 9780307700254, $60.00; ISBN 9781524733100 ebook, $24.99; 55-2528

White, Richard. The republic for which it stands: the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896. Oxford, 2017. 941p bibl index ISBN 9780199735815, $35.00; ISBN 9780190619060 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-2592