The Top 75 Community College Titles: March 2022

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

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Gale Literature Criticism. Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Contact publisher for pricing. URL: 59-1842

Heineman, Kenneth J. The Reagan revolution and the rise of the New Right: a reference guide. ABC-CLIO, 2021. 261p bibl index ISBN 9781440871849, $65.00; ISBN 9781440871856 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1847

NewspaperArchive. World Archives. Contact publisher for pricing. URL: 59-1836

Oxford encyclopedia of the history of American foreign relations, ed. by Mark A. Lawrence and Michael R. Anderson. Oxford, 2021. 3v bibl index ISBN 9780190699468, $595.00; 59-1848


Ball, Philip. The modern myths: adventures in the machinery of the popular imagination. Chicago, 2021. 368p bibl index ISBN 9780226719269, $30.00; ISBN 9780226774213 ebook, $29.99; 59-1868

Battistella, Edwin L. Dangerous crooked scoundrels: insulting the president, from Washington to Trump. Oxford, 2020. 228p bibl index ISBN 9780190050900, $14.95; ISBN 9780190050917 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1869

The Cambridge companion to Jewish theology, ed. by Steven Kepnes. Cambridge, 2020. 498p index ISBN 9781108415439, $105.00; ISBN 9781108401432 pbk, $34.99; ISBN 9781108245869 ebook, $28.00; 59-1925

Coogan, Michael David. The Bible: what everyone needs to know. Oxford, 2021. 195p bibl index ISBN 9780199383047, $74.00; ISBN 9780199383030 pbk, $18.95; ISBN 9780199383061 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1927

D’Amore, Laura Mattoon. Vigilante feminists and agents of destiny: violence, empowerment, and the teenage super/heroine. Lexington Books, 2021. 184p index ISBN 9781793630605, $95.00; ISBN 9781793630612 ebook, $45.00; 59-1850

Davis, Thadious M. Understanding Alice Walker. South Carolina, 2021. 176p ISBN 9781643362380, $59.99; ISBN 9781643362397 ebook, $19.99; 59-1886

De Veritch Woodside, Vanessa. Ripped apart: unsettling narratives of transnational migration. Texas Tech, 2021. 334p bibl index ISBN 9781682830710, $39.95; ISBN 9781682830727 ebook, $19.95; 59-1887

Dunning, Stefanie K. Black to nature: pastoral return and African American culture. University Press of Mississippi, 2021. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781496832948, $99.00; ISBN 9781496832931 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781496832955 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1888

Eklund, Rebekah Ann. The beatitudes through the ages. Eerdmans, 2021. 368p bibl index ISBN 9780802876508, $35.00; ISBN 9781467461276 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1928

Homestead, Melissa J. The only wonderful things: the creative partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis. Oxford, 2021. 408p bibl index ISBN 9780190652876, $39.95; ISBN 9780190652890 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1892

Kiely, Damon. How to rehearse a play: a practical guide for directors. Routledge, 2020. 236p bibl index ISBN 9781138299474, $160.00; ISBN 9781138483811 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781351053778 ebook, $39.95; 59-1911

McLaughlin, Robert L. Broadway goes to war: American theater during World War II, by Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry. University Press of Kentucky, 2021. 300p bibl index ISBN 9780813180946, $35.00; ISBN 9780813181011 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1912

Rogers, Dorothy G. Women philosophers: v.2: Entering academia in nineteenth-century America. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. 376p ISBN 9781350070875, $175.00; ISBN 9781350070899 ebook, con-tact publisher for price; 59-1919

Shandler, Jeffrey. Yiddish: biography of a language. Oxford, 2020. 264p bibl index ISBN 9780190651961, $27.95; ISBN 9780190651985 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1880

Stacy, Jason. Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the myth of the American small town. Illinois, 2021. 248p bibl index ISBN 9780252043833, $110.00; ISBN 9780252085826 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780252052736 ebook, $14.95; 59-1895

Under the literary microscope: science and society in the contemporary novel, ed. by Sina Farzin, Susan M. Gaines, and Roslynn D. Haynes. Pennsylvania State, 2021. 270p index ISBN 9780271089782, $99.95; ISBN 9780271090115 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1876

Science & Technology

Animals, health and society: health promotion, harm reduction and equity in a one health world, ed. by Craig Stephen. CRC Press, 2021. 352p index ISBN 9780367642600, $250.00; ISBN 9780367336226 pbk, $99.95; ISBN 9780429320873 ebook, $99.95; 59-1970

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Bierend, Doug. In search of mycotopia: citizen science, fungi fanatics, and the untapped potential of mushrooms. Chelsea Green, 2021. 336p bibl index ISBN 9781603589796, $24.95; ISBN 9781603589802 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1957

Davis, Daniel M. The secret body: how the new science of the human body is changing the way we live. Princeton, 2021. 224p index ISBN 9780691210582, $24.95; ISBN 9780691230481 ebook, contact pub-lisher for price; 59-1973

Diana, Carla. My robot gets me: how social design can make new products more human. Harvard Business Review Press, 2021. 274p bibl index ISBN 9781633694422, $30.00; ISBN 9781633694439 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1969

Ethics of chemistry: from poison gas to climate engineering, ed. by Joachim Schummer and Tom Børsen. World Scientific, 2021. 568p bibl index ISBN 9789811233531, $160.00; ISBN 9789811233548 pbk, $68.00; ISBN 9789811233555 ebook, $29.90; 59-1961

Fraser, John Robert. The social value of zoos, by John Fraser and Tawnya Switzer. Cambridge, 2021. 209p bibl index ISBN 9781108486132, $99.00; ISBN 9781108731812 pbk, $33.99; ISBN 9781108785945 ebook, $27.00; 59-1958

Fujikane, Candace. Mapping abundance for a planetary future: Kanaka Maoli and critical settler cartographies in Hawai’i, ed. by C. M. Kaliko Baker. Duke, 2021. 304p bibl index ISBN 9781478010562, $104.95; ISBN 9781478011682 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781478021247 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1963

Great philosophical objections to artificial intelligence: the history and legacy of the AI wars, by Eric Dietrich et al. Bloomsbury, 2021. 312p bibl index ISBN 9781474257114, $130.00; ISBN 9781474257107 pbk, $40.95; ISBN 9781474257091 ebook, $36.85; 59-1944

Howard, Gary C. Making and unmaking of the San Francisco Bay, by Gary C. Howard and Matthew R. Kaser. CRC Press, 2021. 192p bibl index ISBN 9781138596726, $140.00; ISBN 9780367747718 pbk, $64.95; ISBN 9780429487491 ebook, $54.95; 59-1964

Kåss, Anita. The immune mystery: a doctor’s impassioned quest to solve the puzzle of autoimmune disease, tr. by Alison McCullough. Greystone, 2021. 240p bibl index ISBN 9781771645508, $32.95; ISBN 9781771645515 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1976

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Implementing high-quality primary care: rebuilding the foundation of health care, ed. by Sarah K. Robinson et al. National Academies Press, 2021. 448p ISBN 9780309685108 pbk, $75.00; ISBN 9780309685115 ebook, $59.99; 59-1975

Sinatra, Gale M. Science denial: why it happens and what to do about it, by Gale M. Sinatra and Barbara K. Hofer. Oxford, 2021. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780190944681, $35.00; ISBN 9780190944704 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1946

Tebben, Maryann Bates. Food cultures of France: recipes, customs, and issues. ABC-CLIO, 2021. 216p index ISBN 9781440869655, $63.00; ISBN 9781440869662 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1947

Watch us roll: essays on actual play and performance in tabletop role-playing games, ed. by Shelly Jones. McFarland, 2021. 226p bibl index ISBN 9781476677620 pbk, $55.00; ISBN 9781476643434 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-1996

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Alavi, Roksana. Iranian identity, American experience: philosophical reflections on race, rights, capabilities, and oppression. Lexington Books, 2021. 166p bibl index ISBN 9781498575096, $90.00; ISBN 9781498575102 ebook, $45.00; 59-1999

Ammerman, Colleen. Glass half-broken: shattering the barriers that still hold women back at work, by Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg. Harvard Business Review Press, 2021. 320p index ISBN 9781633695931, $30.00; ISBN 9781633695948 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2021

Bankston, Carl L. American ideas of equality: a social history, 1750–2020. Cambria Press, 2021. 324p bibl index ISBN 9781621965558, $114.99; ISBN 9781621965923 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2125

Berger, Michele Tracy. Black women’s health: paths to wellness for mothers and daughters. New York University, 2021. 256p bibl index ISBN 9781479828524, $89.00; ISBN 9781479892952 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781479876587 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2126

Brownfields redevelopment: case studies and concepts in community revitalization, ed. by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Tad McGalliard, and Ignacio Dayrit. McFarland, 2021. 373p index ISBN 9781476683607 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476643021 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2023

Campbell, David E. Secular surge: a new fault line in American politics, by David E. Campbell, Geoffrey C. Layman, and John C. Green. Cambridge, 2021. 249p bibl index ISBN 9781108831130, $99.00; ISBN 9781108926379 pbk, $29.9; ISBN 9781108924290 ebook, $24.00; 59-2115

Cities and homelessness: essays and case studies on practices, innovations and challenges, ed. by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Mickey P. McGee. McFarland, 2021. 313p bibl index ISBN 9781476673103 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476640556 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2000

Cox, Karen L. No common ground: Confederate monuments and the ongoing fight for racial justice. North Carolina, 2021. 224p bibl index ISBN 9781469662671, $24,00; ISBN 9781469662688 ebook, $18.99; 59-2083

Dragostinova, Theodora. The Cold War from the margins: a small socialist state on the global cultural scene. Cornell, 2021. 330p bibl index ISBN 9781501755552 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781501755569 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2063

Elder, Robert. Calhoun: American heretic. Basic Books, 2021. 640p ISBN 9780465096442, $35.00; ISBN 9780465096459 ebook, $19.99; 59-2084

Embodying borders: a migrant’s right to health, universal rights and local policies, ed. by Laura Ferrero, Chiara Quagliariello, and Ana Cristina Vargas. Berghahn Books, 2021. 280p bibl index (EASA series, 41) ISBN 9781789209259, $135.00; ISBN 9781789209266 ebook, $34.95; 59-2014

Francesconi, Federica. Invisible enlighteners: the Jewish merchants of Modena, from the Renaissance to the emancipation. Pennsylvania, 2021. 406p bibl index ISBN 9780812253146, $79.95; 59-2100

Frederick Douglass in Britain and Ireland, 1845–1895, ed. by Hannah-Rose Murray and John R. McKivigan. Edinburgh University Press, 2021. 448p bibl index ISBN 9781474460415, $120.00; ISBN 9781474460439 ebook, $120.00; 59-2097

Frye, Timothy. Weak strongman: the limits of power in Putin’s Russia. Princeton, 2021. 288p bibl index ISBN 9780691212463, $24.95; ISBN 9780691216980 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2064

Givens, Gretchen Zita. The American dream for students of color: myths and barriers to educational success, by Gretchen Givens Generett and Amy M. Olson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 116p index ISBN 9781793610973, $85.00; ISBN 9781793610980 ebook, $45.00; 59-2031

Hall, Stuart. Selected writings on race and difference, ed. by Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Duke, 2021. 376p index ISBN 9781478010524, $114.95; ISBN 9781478011668 pbk, $31.95; ISBN 9781478021223 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2128

Hinsch, Bret. Women in Ming China. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 210p bibl index ISBN 9781538152966, $89.00; ISBN 9781538152973 ebook, $87.50; 59-2057

Hinsch, Bret. Women in Song and Yuan China. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 226p bibl index ISBN 9781538144916, $85.00; ISBN 9781538144923 ebook, $45.00; 59-2056

Hoffman, August John. The evolution of human cooperation and community development: a greener approach to understanding the dynamics of conflict, by August John Hoffman, Michelle Filkins, and Saul Alamilla. Lexington Books, 2021. 180p ISBN 9781793601094, $96.00; ISBN 9781793601100 ebook, $45.00; 59-2129

Kneeland, Timothy W. Declaring disaster: Buffalo’s blizzard of ‘77 and the creation of FEMA. Syracuse, 2021. 248p bibl index ISBN 9780815636991, $60.00; ISBN 9780815611271 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780815655114 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2085

Lee, Se Hwa. Korean wild geese families: the dynamics of gender, family, and legality in middleclass Asian transnational families in North America. Lexington Books, 2021. 270p bibl index ISBN 9781498583473, $110.00; ISBN 9781498583480 ebook, $45.00; 59-2132

Meyerowitz, Joanne. A war on global poverty: the lost promise of redistribution and the rise of microcredit. Princeton, 2021. 328p index ISBN 9780691206332, $29.95; ISBN 9780691219974 ebook, contact pub-lisher for price; 59-2028

Nicaso, Antonio. Organized crime: a cultural introduction, by Antonio Nicaso and Marcel Danesi. Routledge, 2021. 298p bibl index ISBN 9780367461263, $160.00; ISBN 9780367461270 pbk, $42.95; ISBN 9781003027072 ebook, $42.95; 59-2133

Oh, Kong Dan. North Korea in a nutshell: a contemporary overview, by Kongdan Oh and Ralph Hassig. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 260p bibl index ISBN 9781538151389, $34.00; ISBN 9781538151396 ebook, $32.00; 59-2058

Phoenix, Karen. Gender rules: identity and empire in historical perspective. Oxford, 2021. 192p ISBN 9780190696245, $19.94; ISBN 9780197542798 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2044

The Psychological legacy of slavery: essays on trauma, denial and the living past, ed. by Benjamin P. Bowser and Aimé Charles-Nicolas. McFarland, 2021. 307p index ISBN 9781476678931 pbk, $45.00; ISBN 9781476642338 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2006

The Psychology of fake news: accepting, sharing, and correcting misinformation, ed. by Rainer Greifeneder et al. Routledge, 2021. 252p index ISBN 9780367271817, $160.00; ISBN 9780367271831 pbk, $44.95; 59-2122

Roberts, Mary Louise. Sheer misery: soldiers in battle in WWII. Chicago, 2021. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780226753140, $23.00; ISBN 9780226753287 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2045

Robertson, Ritchie. The Enlightenment: the pursuit of happiness, 1680–1790. Harper, 2021. 1,008p bibl index ISBN 9780062410658, $45.00; ISBN 9780062410672 ebook, $24.99; 59-2046

Rothfield, Lawrence. The measure of man: liberty, virtue, and beauty in the Florentine Renaissance. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 216p bibl index ISBN 9781538143360, $26.99; ISBN 9781538143377 ebook, $25.50; 59-2101

Routledge handbook of sustainable and regenerative food systems, ed. by Jessica Duncan, Michael Carolan, and Johannes S.C. Wiskerke. Routledge, 2020. 478p bibl index ISBN 9781138608047, $250.00; ISBN 9780429882784 ebook, $52.95; 59-2026

Schroedel, Jean Reith. Voting in Indian country: the view from the trenches. Pennsylvania, 2020. 312p bibl index ISBN 9780812252514, $39.95; ISBN 9780812297430 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2089

Seman, Jennifer Koshatka. Borderlands curanderos: the worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo. Texas, 2021. 232p bibl index ISBN 9781477321911, $90.00; ISBN 9781477321928 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781477321935 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2090

Sinpeng, Aim. Opposing democracy in the digital age: the Yellow Shirts in Thailand. Michigan, 2021. 270p bibl index ISBN 9780472132355, $75.00; ISBN 9780472038480 ebook, $29.95; ISBN 9780472128563 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2109

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Skare, Erik. A history of Palestinian Islamic jihad: faith, awareness, and revolution in the Middle East. Cambridge, 2021. 334p index ISBN 9781108845069, $99.99; ISBN 9781108957687 ebook, $80.00; 59-2078

Southern first ladies: culture and place in White House history, ed. by Katherine A. S. Sibley. University Press of Kansas, 2021. 436p bibl index ISBN 9780700630431, $39.95; ISBN 9780700630448 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2092

Todd, Molly. Long journey to justice: El Salvador, the United States, and struggles against empire. Wisconsin, 2021. 272p bibl index ISBN 9780299330606, $79.95; 59-2073

Whose choice is it?: abortion, medicine, and the law, ed. by David F. Walbert and J. Douglas Butler. 7th ed. American Bar Association, 2021. 846p index ISBN 9781641058896 pbk, $129.95; ISBN 9781641058902 ebook, $129.95; 59-2010

Womanist ethical rhetoric: a call for liberation and social justice in turbulent times, ed. by Annette D. Madlock and Cerise L. Glenn. Lexington Books, 2021. 132p bibl index ISBN 9781793613554, $90.00; ISBN 9781793613561 ebook, $45.00; 59-2011

Worringer, Renée. A short history of the Ottoman Empire. Toronto, 2021. 400p bibl index ISBN 9781442600423, $125.00; ISBN 9781442600416 ebook, $54.95; ISBN 9781442600447 ebook, $43.95; 59-2080

Yang, Timothy M. A medicated empire: the pharmaceutical industry and modern Japan. Cornell, 2021. 354p bibl index ISBN 9781501756245, $55.00; ISBN 9781501756252 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-2060