The Top 75 Community College Titles: May 2024 Edition

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

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Dickinson, Eliot. Human migration and the refugee crisis: origins and global impact.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781440858444, $68.00;  ISBN 9781440858451 ebook, $61.20;  61-2340

Hickey, Robert. Honor and respect: the official guide to names, titles, and forms of address.  Chicago, 2023.  576p bibl index  ISBN 9780226830667, $80.00;  ISBN 9780226830674 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2335

Masters, Richard. Encyclopedia of American classical pianists: 1800s to the present.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  486p bibl index  ISBN 9781538171462, $115.00;  ISBN 9781538171479 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2336


Humanities

Blondell, Ruby. Helen of Troy in Hollywood.  Princeton, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9780691229621, $39.95;  ISBN 9780691229645 ebook, $27.97;  61-2393

Castronovo, Russ. American insecurity and the origins of vulnerability.  Princeton, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780691249841, $90.00;  ISBN 9780691249858 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780691249872 ebook, $35.00;  61-2374

Clayton, Owen. Vagabonds, tramps, and hobos: the literature and culture of U.S. transiency 1890–1940.  Cambridge, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9781009348034, $110.00;  ISBN 9781009348041 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2375

Corngold, Stanley. Expeditions to Kafka: selected essays.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9798765100424, $120.00;  ISBN 9798765100417 pbk, $26.95;  ISBN 9798765100431 ebook, $26.95;  61-2384

Dance, Robert. Ferocious ambition: Joan Crawford’s march to stardom.  University Press of Mississippi, 2023.  ISBN 9781496847478, $38.00;  ISBN 9781496847478 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2394

Duncan, Sarah. Chinese dress in detail.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  224p bibl index  ISBN 9780500480939, $40.00;  61-2345

Edwards, J. Christopher. Crucified: the Christian invention of the Jewish executioners of Jesus.  Fortress, 2023.  237p bibl index  ISBN 9781506490953, $28.00;  ISBN 9781506490960 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2424

Hamori, Esther J. God’s monsters: vengeful spirits, deadly angels, hybrid creatures, and divine hitmen of the Bible.  Broadleaf Books, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9781506486321, $28.99;  ISBN 9781506486338 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2428

Hardesty, Jacob. The jazz problem: education and the battle for morality during the jazz age.  SUNY Press, 2023.  222p bibl index  ISBN 9781438494630, $99.00;  ISBN 9781438494654 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2403

Horowitz, Joseph. The propaganda of freedom: JFK, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and the cultural cold war.  Illinois, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780252045271, $34.95;  ISBN 9780252054792 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2404

Houseman, Victoria. American classicist: the life and loves of Edith Hamilton.  Princeton, 2023.  528p bibl index  ISBN 9780691236186, $39.95;  ISBN 9780691236193 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2369

Kao, Grace Y. My body, their baby: a progressive Christian vision for surrogacy.  Stanford, 2023.  274p bibl index  ISBN 9781503635975, $90.00;  ISBN 9781503635975 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781503635982 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2431

King, Elizabeth. Miracles and machines: a sixteenth-century automaton and its legend, by Elizabeth King and W. David Todd; photography by Rosamond Purcell.  Getty Publications, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781606068397, $45.00;  ISBN 9781606068403 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2346

Lawton, Katerina. A tailoring guide to pattern drafting: 1850–1900 menswear for theatre and film.  Routledge, 2023.  170p bibl index  ISBN 9780367265328, $160.00;  ISBN 9780367265335 pbk, $49.95;  ISBN 9780429293689 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2390

Mask, Mia. Black rodeo: a history of the African American Western.  Illinois, 2023.  272p bibl filmography index  ISBN 9780252044878, $110.00;  ISBN 9780252086977 pbk, $21.10;  ISBN 9780252054020 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2396

Millsap-Spears, Carey. Star trek discovery and the female gothic: tell fear no.  Lexington Books, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9781666910513, $95.00;  ISBN 9781666910520 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2358

Moser, Benjamin. The upside-down world: meetings with the Dutch masters.  Liveright, 2023.  400p bibl index  ISBN 9781324092254, $39.95;  61-2349

Nuku, Maia. Oceania: the shape of time.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2023.  208p bibl index  ISBN 9781588397669, $50.00;  61-2347

Ostler, Rosemarie. The United States of English: the American language from colonial times to the twenty-first century.  Oxford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780197647295, $27.95;  ISBN 9780197647318 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2362

Rickard, Diana. The new true crime: how the rise of serialized storytelling is transforming innocence.  New York University, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9781479816040, $30.00;  ISBN 9781479816064 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2359

The Routledge companion to literature of the US South, ed. by Katharine A. Burnett, Todd Hagstette, and Monica Carol Miller.  Routledge, 2023.  458p bibl index  ISBN 9780367444655, $216.00;  ISBN 9781003009924 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2383

Sherman, Larry S. Every brain needs music: the neuroscience of making and listening to music, by Larry S. Sherman and Dennis Plies.  Columbia, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780231209106, $32.00;  ISBN 9780231557795 ebook, $31.99;  61-2408

Soares, Kristie. Playful protest: the political work of joy in Latinx media.  Illinois, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9780252045295, $110.00;  ISBN 9780252087424 pbk, $28.00;  ISBN 9780252054815 ebook, $19.95;  61-2360


Science & Technology

Cain, Bruce E. Under fire and under water: wildfire, flooding, and the fight for climate resilience in the American West.  Oklahoma, 2023.  166p index (the Julian J. Rothbaum distinguished lecture series, 16)  ISBN 9780806193205, $29.95;  ISBN 9780806193359 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2452

Catsam, Derek. Don’t stick to sports: the American athlete’s fight against injustice.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  ISBN 9781538144718, $34.00;  ISBN 9781538144725 ebook, $32.00;  61-2476

Data science: techniques and intelligent applications, ed. by Pallavi Vijay Chavan et al.  Chapman & Hall, 2023.  322p bibl index  ISBN 9781032254494, $180.00;  ISBN 9781003283249 ebook, $64.95;  61-2470

DeKeseredy, Walter S. Skating on thin ice: professional hockey, rape culture, & violence against women, by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Stu Cowan, and Martin D. Schwartz .  Toronto, 2023.  340p bibl index  ISBN 9781487547103, $32.95;  ISBN 9781487548858 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2477

Duffin, Jacalyn. COVID-19: a history.  McGill-Queen’s, 2022.  232p index (Canadian essentials, 1)  ISBN 9780228014119, $27.95;  ISBN 9780228015093 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2440

Frankopan, Peter. The Earth transformed: an untold history.  Knopf, 2023.  695p bibl index  ISBN 9780525659167, $40.00;  ISBN 9780593082133 pbk, $25.00;  ISBN 9780525659174 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2441

Harris, Stephen A. The beauty of the flower: the art and science of botanical illustration.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781789147803, $45.00;  ISBN 9781789148022 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2449

Hersch, Matthew H. Dark star: a new history of the space shuttle.  MIT, 2023.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780262546720 pbk, $45.00;  ISBN 9780262376662 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2444

Kirk, Jessica. More than a health crisis: securitization and the US response to the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak.  MIT, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780262545693 pbk, $45.00;  ISBN 9780262374866 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2465

Lewin, Benjamin. Inside science: revolution in biology and its impact.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2023.  325p index  ISBN 9781621825012, $29.50;  61-2442

Livecchi, Tracy. Healing hearts and minds: a holistic approach to coping well with congenital heart disease, by Tracy Livecchi and Liza Morton.  Oxford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780197657287 pbk, $21.99;  ISBN 9780197657300 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2466

McNamara, Ken. Unearthing the underworld: a natural history of rocks.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9781789147186, $22.64;  ISBN 9781789147490 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2455

McStay, Andrew. Automating empathy: decoding technologies that gauge intimate life.  Oxford, 2024.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780197615553, $34.95;  ISBN 9780197615584 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2471

Miller, Stephen Robert. Over the seawall: tsunamis, cyclones, drought, and the delusion of controlling nature.  Island Press, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781642832563, $35.00;  ISBN 9781642832570 ebook, $17.99;  61-2456

Plazak, Dan. Doodlebugs and dowsers: a history of unusual ways to search for oil.  Texas Tech, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9781682831779 pbk, $27.95;  ISBN 9781682831786 ebook, $9.95;  61-2461

Puskar, Jason. The switch: an off and on history of digital humans.  Minnesota, 2023.  400p bibl index  ISBN 9781517915407, $140.00;  ISBN 9781517915407 pbk, $34.95;  ISBN 9781452970332 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2443

Sedlak, David. Water for all: global solutions for a changing climate.  Yale, 2023.  440p bibl index  ISBN 9780300256932, $30.00;  61-2462

Welz, Adam. The end of Eden: wild nature in the age of climate breakdown.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9781635575224, $28.99;  ISBN 9781635575231 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2459


Social & Behavioral Sciences

Brennan, Jason. Democracy: a guided tour.  Oxford, 2023.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780197558812, $24.95;  ISBN 9780197558843 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2601

Browne, Blaine T. Dazed and confused: America confronts the 1970s.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9781538166093, $46.00;  ISBN 9781538166109 ebook, $44.00;  61-2562

Challenger, Melanie. Animal dignity: philosophical reflections on non-human existence.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  296p index  ISBN 9781350331662, $90.00;  ISBN 9781350331679 pbk, $26.95;  ISBN 9781350331686 ebook, $24.25;  61-2625

Chrastil, Rachel. Bismarck’s war: the Franco-Prussian War and the making of modern Europe.  Basic Books, 2023.  512p bibl index  ISBN 9781541604094, $35.00;  ISBN 9781541604100 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2533

Citizens of the world: political engagement and policy attitudes of millennials across the globe, by Stella M. Rouse et al.  Oxford, 2022.  154p bibl index  ISBN 9780197599372, $110.00;  ISBN 9780197599389 pbk, $26.99;  ISBN 9780197599402 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2590

Cottrell, Robert C. All-American rebels: the American Left from the Wobblies to today.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781538112922, $40.00;  ISBN 9781538112939 ebook, $38.00;  61-2563

Critical dimensions of African studies: re-membering Africa, ed. by Jennifer De Maio, Suzanne Scheld, and Tom Spencer-Walters.  Lexington Books, 2023.  278p bibl index  ISBN 9781666917239, $105.00;  ISBN 9781666917246 ebook, $45.00;  61-2539

Dettlaff, Alan J. Confronting the racist legacy of the American child welfare system: the case for abolition.  Oxford, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9780197675267, $34.95;  ISBN 9780197675281 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2478

Dorff, Michael B. Becoming a public benefit corporation: express your values, energize stakeholders, make the world a better place.  Stanford Business Books, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781503632806, $28.00;  61-2496

Endres, Danielle. Nuclear decolonization: Indigenous resistance to high-level nuclear waste siting.  Ohio State, 2023.  236p bibl index  ISBN 9780814215562, $129.00;  ISBN 9780814258910 pbk, $34.95;  ISBN 9780814283172 ebook, $34.95;  61-2479

Faust, Drew Gilpin. Necessary trouble: growing up at midcentury.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.  320p bibl index  ISBN 9780374601805, $30.00;  ISBN 9781250338211 pbk, $20.00;  ISBN 9780374601812 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2566

Frith, Chris. What makes us social?, by Chris Frith and Uta Frith.  MIT, 2023.  422p bibl index  ISBN 9780262546270, $60.00;  ISBN 9780262375481 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2619

Fry, Helen. Women in intelligence: the hidden history of two world wars.  Yale, 2023.  464p bibl index  ISBN 9780300260779, $35.00;  ISBN 9780300274530 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2535

Handy, Susan. Shifting gears: toward a new way of thinking about transportation.  MIT, 2023.  312p bibl index  ISBN 9780262546966, $35.00;  ISBN 9780262376969 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2480

Hess, Earl J. Civil war field artillery: promise and performance on the battlefield.  Louisiana State, 2023.  440p bibl index  ISBN 9780807178003, $50.00;  ISBN 9780807178669 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2568

Jahanbegloo, Ramin. Nonviolence: an idea whose time has come.  Haus Publishing, 2023.  55p bibl  ISBN 9781913368791 pbk, $55.00;  ISBN 9781913368807 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2629

Johnson, Maxwell. A connected metropolis: Los Angeles elites and the making of a modern city, 1890–1965.  Nebraska, 2023.  352p  ISBN 9781496224323, $60.00;  ISBN 9781496236661 ebook, $60.00;  61-2570

Kharas, Homi J. The rise of the global middle class: how the search for the good life can change the world.  Brookings Institution Press, 2023.  216p bibl index  ISBN 9780815740322, $28.00;  ISBN 9780815740339 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2511

King, Michael R. Fintech explained: how technology is transforming financial services.  Toronto, 2023.  396p bibl index  ISBN 9781487544089, $95.00;  ISBN 9781487544096 pbk, $49.95;  ISBN 9781487544119 ebook, $39.95;  61-2512

Kraus, Neil. The fantasy economy: neoliberalism, inequality, and the education reform movement.  Temple, 2023.  291p bibl index  ISBN 9781439923702, $110.50;  ISBN 9781439923719 pbk, $37.95;  ISBN 9781439923726 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2522

Laruelle, Marlene. Russia: great power, weakened state, by Marlene Laruelle and Jean Radvanyi.  2nd ed.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781538174784, $110.00;  ISBN 9781538174777 pbk, $41.00;  ISBN 9781538174791 ebook, $39.00;  61-2549

Maxson, Brian Jeffrey. Early modern Europe: facts and fictions.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781440867453, $65.00;  ISBN 9781440867460 ebook, $58.50;  61-2580

Moore, Christa Jane. Gendered power in child welfare: what’s care got to do with it?, by Christa Jane Moore and Patricia Gagné.  Lexington Books, 2023.  200p bibl index  ISBN 9781793630667, $95.00;  ISBN 9781793630674 ebook, $45.00;  61-2630

Nedelsky, Jennifer. Part-time for all: a care manifesto, by Jennifer Nedelsky and Tom Malleson.  Oxford, 2023.  384p bibl index  ISBN 9780190642754, $34.95;  ISBN 9780190642778 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2501

Peters-Burton, Erin E. A practical approach to supporting science and engineering students with self-regulated learning.  Cambridge, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9781009100014, $105.00;  ISBN 9781009108270 pbk, $34.99;  ISBN 9781009117494 ebook, $34.99;  61-2525

Sayeski, Kristin L. Unraveling dyslexia: a guide to understanding the complex, knotty challenge of learning to read.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  226p bibl index  ISBN 9781538170236, $95.00;  ISBN 9781538170243 , $35.00;  ISBN 9781538170250 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2528

Schutter, Olivier De. The escape from poverty: breaking the vicious cycles perpetuating disadvantage, by Olivier De Schutter et al.  Policy Press, 2023.  216p bibl index  ISBN 9781447370604, $75.00;  ISBN 9781447370611 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2515

The Sociology of housing: how homes shape our social lives, ed. by Brian J. McCabe and Eva Rosen.  Chicago, 2023.  427p bibl index  ISBN 9780226828510, $99.00;  ISBN 9780226828534 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9780226828527 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2633

Southworth, Ann. Big money unleashed: the campaign to deregulate election spending.  Chicago, 2024.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9780226830711, $90.00;  ISBN 9780226830735 pbk, $32.50;  ISBN 9780226830728 ebook, $31.99;  61-2615

Uhm, Daan van. Organized environmental crime: black markets in gold, wildlife, and timber.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9781440879609, $65.00;  ISBN 9798216172178 ebook, $54.50;  61-2486

Vecchio, Diane C. Peddlers, merchants, and manufacturers: how Jewish entrepreneurs built economy and community in upcountry South Carolina.  South Carolina, 2024.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9781643364520, $34.99;  ISBN 9781643364537 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2516