The Top 75 Community College Titles: November 2018 Edition

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

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Americans at war: eyewitness accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st century, ed. by James R. Arnold. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781440844058, $325.00; ISBN 9781440844065 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0911

Careers in the arts: fine, performing & visual. Salem Press, 2017. 388p bibl index ISBN 9781682173206, $125.00; ISBN 9781682173213 ebook, $125.00; 56-0898

Dietz, Dan. The complete book of 1930s Broadway musicals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 695p bibl index ISBN 9781538102763, $135.00; ISBN 9781538102770 ebook, $128.00; 56-0900

Goldstein, Myrna Chandler. Vitamins and minerals: fact versus fiction, by Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein. Greenwood, 2018. 247p bibl index ISBN 9781440852091, $61.00; ISBN 9781440852107 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0909

Handbook of nonprescription drugs: an interactive approach to self-care, ed. by Daniel L. Krinsky et al. 19th ed. American Pharmacists Association, 2017. 1,042p bibl index ISBN 9781582122656, $199.95; 56-0910

The Himalayas: an encyclopedia of geography, history, and culture, Andrew J. Hund and James A. Wren. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 326p bibl index ISBN 9781440839382, $94.00; ISBN 9781440839399 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0914

Moore, Randy. The Grand Canyon: an encyclopedia of geography, history, and culture, by Randy Moore and Kara Felicia Witt. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 391p bibl index ISBN 9781610698399, $94.00; ISBN 9781610698405 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0896


The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American Renaissance, ed. by Christopher N. Phillips. Cambridge, 2018. 251p bibl index ISBN 9781108420914, $84.99; ISBN 9781108431088 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9781108372817 ebook, $24.00; 56-0964

Coleman, Laura-Edythe. Understanding and implementing inclusion in museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 175p bibl index ISBN 9781538110515, $79.00; ISBN 9781538110812 pbk, $36.00; ISBN 9781538110829 ebook, $33.00; 56-0923

Crespino, Joseph. Atticus Finch: the biography: Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon. Basic Books, 2018. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781541644946, $27.00; ISBN 9781541644953 ebook, $17.99; 56-0965

DeLong, Anne. Classic horror: a historical exploration of literature. Greenwood, 2018. 237p bibl index ISBN 9781440858420, $63.00; ISBN 9781440858437 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0967

Dixon, Wheeler W. A short history of film, by Wheeler W. Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. 3rd ed. Rutgers, 2018. 465p bibl index ISBN 9780813595122, $32.95; ISBN 9780813560571 ebook, $32.95; 56-0995

Du Bois, W. E. B. W. E. B. Du Bois’s data portraits: visualizing black America, ed. by Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt Rusert. Princeton Architectural, 2018. 144p ISBN 9781616897062, $29.95; 56-0944

Heneghan, Liam. Beasts at bedtime: revealing the environmental wisdom in children’s literature. Chicago, 2018. 338p index ISBN 9780226431383, $27.50; ISBN 9780226431413 ebook, $18.00; 56-0951

The Hidden history of American fashion: rediscovering twentieth-century women designers, ed. by Nancy Deihl. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 251p bibl index ISBN 9781350001046, $88.00; ISBN 9781350000469 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9781350000476 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0932

Hip sublime: Beat writers and the classical tradition, ed. by Sheila Murnaghan and Ralph Mark Rosen. Ohio State, 2018. 292p bibl index ISBN 9780814213551, $79.95; ISBN 9780814276129 ebook, $19.95; 56-0971

Historical fiction, ed. by Virginia Brackett. Salem Press/Grey House, 2018. 258p bibl index ISBN 9781682177105, $105.00; ISBN 9781682177112 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0952

History of global Christianity: v.1: European and global Christianity, ca. 1500–1789; v.2: History of Christianity in the 19th century; v.3: History of Christianity in the 20th century, ed. by Jens Holger Schjørring and Norman A. Hjelm; tr. by David Orton. Brill, 2017. 3v bibl ISBN 9789004303072, $575.00; 56-1030

Homan, Sidney. Comedy acting for theatre: the art and craft of performing in comedies, by Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 193p index ISBN 9781350012769, contact publisher for price; ISBN 9781350012776 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9781350012783 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1006

Homer. The Odyssey, tr. by Peter Green. California, 2018. 522p bibl index ISBN 9780520293632, $29.95; ISBN 9780520966871 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0958

Jenkins, Christine A. Representing the rainbow in young adult literature: LGBTQ+ content since 1969, by Christine A. Jenkins and Michael Cart. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 293p index ISBN 9781442278066 pbk, $45.00; ISBN 9781442278073 ebook, $42.50; 56-0972

Kennedy, Martha H. Drawn to purpose: American women illustrators and cartoonists. University Press of Mississippi/Library of Congress, 2018. 238p bibl index ISBN 9781496815927, $50.00; ISBN 9781496815941 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0933

Kerrigan, John. Shakespeare’s originality. Oxford, 2018. 167p bibl index ISBN 9780198793755, $30.00; ISBN 9780192512512 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0974

Latinx writing Los Angeles: nonfiction dispatches from a decolonial rebellion, ed. by Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor Valle. Nebraska, 2018. 234p bibl ISBN 9781496202413, $45.00; ISBN 9781496206169 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0975

Meister, Chad V. Evil: a guide for the perplexed. Bloomsbury, 2018. 213p bibl index ISBN 9781501324284, $90.00; ISBN 9781501324277 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781501324291 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1033

Mumford, Eric. Designing the modern city: urbanism since 1850. Yale, 2018. 352p bibl index ISBN 9780300207729, $40.00; 56-0941

North, Susan. 18th-century fashion in detail, photographs by Henrietta Clare and Richard Davis; drawings by Leonie Davis and Deborah Mallinson. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 224p bibl index ISBN 9780500292631 pbk, $40.00; 56-0993

Oerlemans, Onno. Poetry and animals: blurring the boundaries with the human. Columbia, 2018. 238p bibl index ISBN 9780231159548, $60.00; ISBN 9780231547420 ebook, $59.99; 56-0954

Patten, Robert L. Charles Dickens and his publishers. Oxford, 2018. 441p bibl index ISBN 9780198807346, $74.00; 56-0977

Rombes, Nicholas. Cinema in the digital age. Wallflower, 2017. 238p bibl ISBN 9780231167543, $90.00; ISBN 9780231167550 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231851183 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0998

Sommers, Tamler. Why honor matters. Basic Books, 2018. 262p bibl index ISBN 9780465098873, $27.00; ISBN 9780465098880 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1023

The Spirit of the Bauhaus, by Raphaèle Billé et al.; tr. by Ruth Sharman. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 263p bibl index ISBN 9780500021804, $50.00; 56-0935

Thomson, Richard. Monet & architecture. National Gallery, London, 2018. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781857096170, $40.00; 56-0940

West, Martin Litchfield. The making of the Odyssey. Oxford, 2017. 315p bibl index ISBN 9780198718369, $125.00; ISBN 9780198810193 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780191028151 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-0961

Science & Technology

Bahill, A. Terry. The science of baseball: modeling bat-ball collisions and the flight of the ball. Springer, 2018. 222p bibl index ISBN 9783319670317, $24.99; ISBN 9783319670324 ebook, $24.99; 56-1125

Baxter, Colin F. The secret history of RDX: the super-explosive that helped win World War II. University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 294p bibl index ISBN 9780813175287, $45.00; ISBN 9780813175317 ebook, $45.00; 56-1088

Binétruy, P. Gravity!: the quest for gravitational waves. Oxford, 2018. 245p bibl index ISBN 9780198796510, $25.95; ISBN 9780192516534 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1123

Bisaga, Adam. Overcoming opioid addiction: the authoritative medical guide for patients, families, doctors, and therapists, by Adam Bisaga with Karen Chernyaev. The Experiment, 2018. 285p index ISBN 9781615194582 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9781615194599 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1098

Caruso, Nick. Does it fart?: the definitive field guide to animal flatulence, by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti; illustrated by Ethan Kocak. Hachette Books, 2018. 144p ISBN 9780316484152, $15.00; ISBN 9780316484138 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1068

Cullen, Christopher. Heavenly numbers: astronomy and authority in early imperial China. Oxford, 2017. 426p bibl index ISBN 9780198733119, $95.00; 56-1051

Darling, David J. Weird math: a teenage genius & his teacher reveal the strange connections between math & everyday life, by David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee. Basic Books, 2018. 302p index ISBN 9781541644786, $27.00; ISBN 9781541644793 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1114

DeBarros, Anthony. Practical SQL: a beginner’s guide to storytelling with data. No Starch Press, 2018. 351p index ISBN 9781593278274 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781593278458 ebook, $31.95; 56-1107

Goriely, Alain. Applied mathematics: a very short introduction. Oxford, 2018. 141p bibl index ISBN 9780198754046 pbk, $11.95; ISBN 9780191815805 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1117

Hall, William. Superbugs: an arms race against bacteria, by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill. Harvard, 2018. 246p bibl index ISBN 9780674975989, $29.95; ISBN 9780674985094 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1102

The Handbook for nurse associates and assistant practitioners, by Gillian Rowe et al. SAGE Publishing, 2018. 298p bibl index ISBN 9781526405821, $112.00; ISBN 9781526405838 pbk, $38.00; ISBN 9781526417602 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1103

Jenkins, Jerry. Woody plants of the northern forest: a photographic guide. Comstock Publishing Associates, 2018. 64p index ISBN 9781501719684, $16.95; 56-1064

Leckie, Seabrooke. Peterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America, by Seabrooke Leckie and David Beadle. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. 252p index ISBN 9780544252110 pbk, $29.00; ISBN 9780544252066 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1071

MacCannell, Daniel. Rainbows: nature and culture. Reaktion Books, 2018. 206p bibl index ISBN 9781780239200 pbk, $24.95; 56-1080

New York sports: glamour and grit in the empire city, ed. by Stephen H. Norwood. Arkansas, 2018. 425p index ISBN 9781682260593 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781610756358 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1128

O’Regan, Gerard. World of computing: a primer companion for the digital age. Springer, 2018. 320p bibl index ISBN 9783319758435 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9783319758442 ebook, $29.99; 56-1109

Schneider, Robert O. When science and politics collide: the public interest at risk. Praeger, 2018. 228p index ISBN 9781440859373, $60.00; ISBN 9781440859380 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1045

Steele, Patrick W. Home of the Braves: the battle for baseball in Milwaukee. Wisconsin, 2018. 259p index ISBN 9780299318109, $26.95; 56-1129

Tiger Stadium: essays and memories of Detroit’s historic ballpark, 1912–2009, ed. by Michael Betzold et al. McFarland, 2018. 280p bibl index (McFarland historic ballparks, 4) ISBN 9780786464487 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476631141 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1130

Wiles, Briana. Mountain states medicinal plants: identify, harvest, and use 100 wild herbs for health and wellness. Timber, 2018. 295p ind ISBN 9781604696547 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781604697926 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1066

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Besen-Cassino, Yasemin. The cost of being a girl: working teens and the origins of the gender wage gap. Temple, 2018. 194p bibl index ISBN 9781439913482, $94.50; ISBN 9781439913499 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781439913505 ebook, $27.95; 56-1308

Billows, Richard A. Before & after Alexander: the legend and legacy of Alexander the Great. Overlook, 2018. 336p bibl index ISBN 9781590207406, $32.50; 56-1169

Bird, Melissa. SAGE guide to social work careers: your journey to advocacy. SAGE Publishing, 2018. 119p bibl ISBN 9781544324715 pbk, $15.00; ISBN 9781544324692 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1309

Case, Holly. The age of questions: or, a first attempt at an aggregate history of the Eastern, social, woman, American, Jewish, Polish, bullion, tuberculosis, and many other questions over the nineteenth century, and beyond. Princeton, 2018. 328p index ISBN 9780691131153, $35.00; ISBN 9781400890217 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1229

Cronin, Bruce. Bugsplat: the politics of collateral damage in Western armed conflicts. Oxford, 2018. 180p index ISBN 9780190849108, $99.00; ISBN 9780190849115 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780190849122 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1252

Cronin, Matthew A. The craft of creativity, by Matthew A. Cronin and Jeffrey Loewenstein. Stanford Business Books, 2018. 269p index ISBN 9780804787376, $90.00; ISBN 9781503605077 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781503605510 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1288

Davenport, Lauren. Politics beyond black and white: biracial identity and attitudes in America. Cambridge, 2018. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781108425988, $94.99; ISBN 9781108444330 pbk, 29.99; ISBN 9781316999950 ebook, $24.00; 56-1276

Devouring Japan: global perspectives on Japanese culinary identity, ed. by Nancy K. Stalker. Oxford, 2018. 349p index ISBN 9780190240400, $99.00; ISBN 9780190240417 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780190240424 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1179

French, Laurence. The history of policing America: from militias and military to the law enforcement of today. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 263p index ISBN 9781538102039, $38.00; ISBN 9781538102046 ebook, $36.00; 56-1133

Golden, Janet Lynne. Babies made us modern: how infants brought America into the twentieth century. Cambridge, 2018. 268p index ISBN 9781108415002, $27.99; ISBN 9781108246132 ebook, $22.00; 56-1135

Hain, Peter. Mandela: his essential life. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 211p bibl index ISBN 9781786607577, $24.95; ISBN 9781786607584 pbk, $14.95; ISBN 9781786607591 ebook, $14.00; 56-1167

Hamilton, Alexander. Alexander Hamilton: documents decoded, ed. by Christina Villegas. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 271p index ISBN 9781440857638, $81.00; ISBN 9781440857645 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1202

Lugalia-Hollon, Ryan. The war on neighborhoods: policing, prison, and punishment in a divided city, by Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper. Beacon Press, 2018. 234p index ISBN 9780807084656, $28.95; ISBN 9780807084663 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1320

Martino, Gina M. Women at war in the borderlands of the early American Northeast. North Carolina, 2018. 215p bibl index ISBN 9781469640990, $27.95; ISBN 9781469641003 ebook, $19.99; 56-1205

Minian, Ana Raquel. Undocumented lives: the untold story of Mexican migration. Harvard, 2018. 328p index ISBN 9780674737037, $29.95; ISBN 9780674919969 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1323

Mudge, Stephanie L. Leftism reinvented: Western parties from socialism to neoliberalism. Harvard, 2018. 524p bibl index ISBN 9780674971813, $39.95; ISBN 9780674984837 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1269

Oatley, Keith. Our minds, our selves: a brief history of psychology. Princeton, 2018. 362p bibl indexes ISBN 9780691175089, $29.95; ISBN 9781400890040 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1295

Roller, Duane W. Cleopatra’s daughter: and other royal women of the Augustan era. Oxford, 2018. 207p bibl index ISBN 9780190618827, $35.00; ISBN 9780190618841 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-1173

Schama, Simon. The story of the Jews: v.2: Belonging: 1492–1900. Ecco, 2017. 790p bibl index ISBN 9780062339577, $39.99; ISBN 9780062348746 ebook, $14.99; 56-1165

Thompson, Maris R. Narratives of immigration and language loss: lessons from the German American midwest. Lexington Books, 2018. 139p bibl index ISBN 9781498533805, $85.00; ISBN 9781498533812 ebook, $80.50; 56-1137

What is a slave society?: the practice of slavery in global perspective, ed. by Noel Lenski and Catherine M. Cameron with Joshua Fincher. Cambridge, 2018. 508p bibl index ISBN 9781107144897, $135.00; ISBN 9781108633208 ebook, $108.00; 56-1138