The Top 75 Community College Titles: November 2023 Edition

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

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American first ladies, ed. by Michael J. O’Neal.  4th ed.  Salem Press, 2022.  512p bibl index  ISBN 9781637003619, $165.00;  ISBN 9781637003626 ebook, $165.00;  61-0606

Finley, Laura L. Women in popular culture: the evolution of women’s roles in American entertainment.  Greenwood, 2023.  719p 2v. bibl index  ISBN 9781440874123, $214.00;  ISBN 9781440874130 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0602

Israel, Jonathan. Historical dictionary of the Enlightenment.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  398p bibl  ISBN 9781538123133, $175.00;  ISBN 9781538123140 ebook, $166.00;  61-0604

Schneider, Amy J. The Chicago guide to copyediting fiction.  Chicago, 2023.  229p bibl  index  ISBN 9780226823041, $99.00;  ISBN 9780226767376 pbk, $18.00;  ISBN 9780226823027 ebook, $17.99;  61-0605


Humanities

Aloff, Mindy. Why dance matters.  Yale, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9780300204520, $26.00;  ISBN 9780300268386 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0666

Bell, Julian. Natural light: the art of Adam Elsheimer and the dawn of modern science.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9780500024072, $39.95;  61-0618

Bharucha, Rustom. The second wave: reflections on the pandemic through photography, performance and public culture.  Seagull Books, 2023.  250p bibl index  ISBN 9781803090757 pbk, $24.50;  61-0609

Dauber, Jeremy. Mel Brooks: disobedient Jew.  Yale, 2023.  216p bibl  ISBN 9780300244274, $26.00;  ISBN 9780300264913 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0657

Eroshenko, Vasili. The narrow cage and other modern fairy tales, tr. by Adam Kuplowsky; foreword by Jack Zipes.  Columbia, 2023.  252p bibl  ISBN 9780231207683, $100.00;  ISBN 9780231207690 pbk, $25.00;  ISBN 9780231557085 ebook, $24.99;  61-0653

Foucault, Michel. Madness, language, literature, ed. by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel; tr. by Robert Bononno.  Chicago, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780226774831, $35.00;  ISBN 9780226774978 ebook, $34.99;  61-0633

Jonckheere, Koenraad. A new history of Western art: from antiquity to the present day.  Hannibal/Yale, 2023.  472p bibl index  ISBN 9780300267525, $75.00;  61-0613

Kaplan, Alice. States of plague: reading Albert Camus in a pandemic, by Alice Kaplan and Laura Marris.  Chicago, 2022.  152p bibl index  ISBN 9780226815534, $20.00;  ISBN 9780226815541 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0651

Kiaer, Jieun. Emoji speak: communication and behaviours on social media.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  216p bibl index  ISBN 9781350135116, $130.00;  ISBN 9781350135130 ebook, $117.00;  61-0626

Knepper, Timothy D. Philosophies of religion: a global and critical introduction.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.  496p bibl index  ISBN 9781350262959, $100.00;  ISBN 9781350262966 pbk, $34.95;  ISBN 9781350262980 ebook, $31.45;  61-0683

Laoutaris, Chris. Shakespeare’s book: the story behind the first folio and the making of Shakespeare.  Pegasus Books, 2023.  560p bibl index  ISBN 9781639363261, $29.95;  61-0642

Marciari, John. Sublime ideas: drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.  Paul Holberton, 2023.  224p bibl indexes  ISBN 9781913645380, $60.00;  61-0621

May, Isaac Barnes. God-optional religion in twentieth-century America: Quakers, Unitarians, reconstructionist Jews, and the crisis over theism.  Oxford, 2022.  344p bibl index  ISBN 9780197624234, $83.00;  ISBN 9780197624258 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0685

McCormick, Mack. Biography of a phantom: a Robert Johnson blues odyssey, ed. by John William Troutman.  Smithsonian Books, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781588347343, $29.95;  ISBN 9781588347374 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0662

McCue, Duncan. Decolonizing journalism: a guide to reporting in Indigenous communities.  Oxford, 2023.  232p bibl index  ISBN 9780190164263 pbk, $45.00;  ISBN 9780190164270 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0628

Paeth, Amy. The American poet laureate: a history of U.S. poetry and the state.  Columbia, 2023.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780231194389, $140.00;  ISBN 9780231194396 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780231550796 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0643

Patyk, Lynn Ellen. Dostoevsky’s provocateurs.  Northwestern University, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780810145733, $95.00;  ISBN 9780810145726 pbk, $32.00;  ISBN 9780810145740 ebook, $32.00;  61-0654

Thorne-Murphy, Leslee. Bazaar literature: charity, advocacy, and parody in Victorian social reform fiction.  Oxford, 2022.  274p bibl  index  ISBN 9780192866882, $85.00;  ISBN 9780191957819 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0647

Tolstoy in context, ed. by Anna A. Berman.  Cambridge, 2022.  300p bibl index  ISBN 9781108479240, $105.00;  ISBN 9781108782876 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0656


Science & Technology

Ali, Saleem H. Soil to foil: aluminum and the quest for industrial sustainability.  Columbia, 2023.  320p bibl index  ISBN 9780231204484, $35.00;  ISBN 9780231555562 ebook, $34.99;  61-0711

Antosh, Michael. Introductory physics: summaries, examples, and practice problems.  CRC Press, 2023.  408p bibl index  ISBN 9780367436858, $140.00;  ISBN 9780367434236 pbk, $54.95;  ISBN 9781000835557 ebook, $54.95;  61-0733

Geoghegan, Bernard Dionysius. Code: from information theory to French theory.  Duke, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781478016366, $99.95;  ISBN 9781478019008 pbk, $26.95;  ISBN 9781478023630 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0690

Houston, Mark C. The truth about heart disease: how to prevent coronary heart disease and personalize your treatment with nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and lifestyle tailored to your genetics.  CRC Press, 2023.  320p bibl index  ISBN 9781032230900, $220.00;  ISBN 9781032230870 pbk, $59.95;  ISBN 9781000625561 ebook, $59.95;  61-0722

Keogh, Brendan. The videogame industry does not exist: why we should think beyond commercial game production.  MIT, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9780262545402 pbk, $40.00;  ISBN 9780262374149 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0730

Neubauer, Luisa. Beginning to end the climate crisis: a history of our future, by Luisa Neubauer and Alexander Repenning; tr. by Sabine von Mering.  Brandeis, 2023.  200p bibl  ISBN 9781684581474 pbk, $24.95;  ISBN 9781684581481 ebook, $23.95;  61-0707

Nooney, Laine. The Apple II age: how the computer became personal.  Chicago, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9780226816524, $28.00;  ISBN 9780226816531 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0692

Palmer, A. Laurie. The lichen museum.  Minnesota, 2023.  184p bibl index  ISBN 9781517908669, $100.00;  ISBN 9781517908676 pbk, $24.95;  ISBN 9781452962597 ebook, $24.95;  61-0700

Plastics, environment, culture and the politics of waste, ed. by Tatiana Konrad.  Edinburgh University Press, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9781399511735, $125.00;  ISBN 9781399511759 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0714

Richardson, Matthew. Threatened and recently extinct vertebrates of the world: a biogeographic approach.  Cambridge, 2023.  750p bibl index  ISBN 9781108495868, $110.00;  ISBN 9781108852838 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0703

Textbook of human reproductive genetics, ed. by Stéphane Viville and Karen D. Sermon.  2nd ed.  Cambridge, 2023.  246p bibl index  ISBN 9781009197724 pbk, $79.99;  ISBN 9781009197687 ebook, $79.00;  61-0699

Warren, Quinta Nwanosike. Oil and gas engineering for non-engineers.  CRC Press, 2022.  102p bibl index  ISBN 9780367607722, $190.00;  ISBN 9780367607692 pbk, $64.95;  ISBN 9781003100461 ebook, $64.95;  61-0716

Wright, James. Robots won’t save Japan: an ethnography of eldercare automation.  ILR Press, 2023.  198p bibl index  ISBN 9781501768040, $46.00;  ISBN 9781501768064 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0725


Social & Behavioral Sciences

Adese, Jennifer. Aboriginal TM: the cultural and economic politics of recognition.  University of Manitoba, 2022.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781772840087, $70.00;  ISBN 9781772840056 pbk, $27.95;  61-0887

Banks, David A. The city authentic: how the attention economy builds urban America.  California, 2023.  224p bibl index  ISBN 9780520383449, $85.00;  ISBN 9780520383456 pbk, $26.95;  ISBN 9780520383470 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0888

Black, J. L. Eternal Putin?: confronting Navalny, the pandemic, sanctions, and war with Ukraine.  Lexington Books, 2023.  382p bibl index  ISBN 9781666919035, $125.00;  ISBN 9781666919042 ebook, $50.00;  61-0794

The Cambridge companion to Winston Churchill, ed. by Allen Packwood.  Cambridge, 2023.  418p bibl  index  ISBN 9781108840231, $90.00;  ISBN 9781108794169 pbk, $29.99;  ISBN 9781108888714 ebook, $29.99;  61-0819

Carp, Benjamin L. The Great New York Fire of 1776: a lost story of the American Revolution.  Yale, 2023.  360p bibl index  ISBN 9780300246957, $30.00;  61-0803

Einav, Liran. Risky business: why insurance markets fail and what to do about it, by Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, and Ray Fisman.  Yale, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9780300253436, $30.00;  ISBN 9780300268553 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0765

Ferguson, Sam. The disappeared: remnants of a dirty war.  Potomac Books, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9781640121522, $39.95;  ISBN 9781640125810 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0823

​Gautney, Heather. The new power elite.  Oxford, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9780190637446, $29.95;  ISBN 9780190637460 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0891

Gonsalves, Lisa. Educational folly: teacher well-being and the chaos of American schooling.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  208p bibl  ISBN 9781475855814, $90.00;  ISBN 9781475855821 pbk, $29.00;  ISBN 9781475855838 ebook, $27.50;  61-0776

Haberman, Maggie. Confidence man: the making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America.  Penguin Press, 2022.  608p bibl index  ISBN 9780593297346, $32.00;  ISBN 9780593632727 pbk, $34.00;  ISBN 9780593297353 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0864

Harrison, Mark. Secret Leviathan: secrecy and state capacity under Soviet communism.  Stanford, 2023.  372p bibl index  ISBN 9781503628892, $65.00;  ISBN 9781503635845 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0824

Heath, Joseph. Ethics for capitalists: a systematic approach to business ethics, competition, and market failure.  Friesen Press, 2023.  276p bibl index  ISBN 9781039173996, $44.99;  ISBN 9781039173989 pbk, $24.99;  61-0753

Howarth, David. Adventurers: the improbable rise of the East India Company, 1550–1650.  Yale, 2023.  480p bibl index  ISBN 9780300250725, $35.00;  ISBN 9780300258813 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0784

Howell, Jayne. Women teachers of rural Oaxaca: agency and empowerment.  Lexington Books, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9781666904123, $100.00;  ISBN 9781666904130 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0746

Indigenous justice and gender, ed. by Marianne O. Nielsen and Karen Jarratt-Snider.  Arizona, 2023.  200p bibl index  ISBN 9780816549696 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780816549702 pbk, $35.00;  61-0893

Kain, Philip J. Marx, revolution, and social democracy.  Oxford, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780197667187, $83.00;  ISBN 9780197667200 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0855

LeVay, Simon. Attraction, love, sex: the inside story.  Columbia, 2023.  296p index  ISBN 9780231204507, $32.00;  ISBN 9780231555579 ebook, $31.99;  61-0877

The meaning of mourning: perspectives on death, loss, and grief, ed. by Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781666908923, $105.00;  ISBN 9781666908930 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0878

Owusu-Bempah, Akwasi. Waiting to inhale: cannabis legalization and the fight for racial justice, by Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah.  MIT, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9780262047685 pbk, $22.95;  ISBN 9780262373111 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0895

Palmer, Eustace. Africa: an introduction.  Routledge, 2022.  316p bibl index  ISBN 9780367629830, $160.00;  ISBN 9780367433734 pbk, $42.95;  ISBN 9781000402063 ebook, $42.95;  61-0787

Pawley, Christine. Organizing women: home, work, and the institutional infrastructure of print in twentieth-century America.  Massachusetts, 2022.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781625346919, $90.00;  ISBN 9781625346902 pbk, $30.95;  ISBN 9781613769713 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0810

Perry, Benjamin. Cry, baby: why our tears matter.  Broadleaf Books, 2023.  225p bibl index  ISBN 9781506485119, $26.99;  ISBN 9781506485126 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0880

Polmar, Norman. Spy ships: one hundred years of intelligence collection by ships and submarines, by Norman Polmar and Lee J. Mathers.  Potomac Books, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781640124752, $34.95;  ISBN 9781640125926 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0849

Pseudoscience in therapy: a skeptical field guide, ed. by Stephen Hupp and Cara L. Santa Maria.  Cambridge, 2023.  372p bibl index  ISBN 9781316519226, $105.00;  ISBN 9781009005104 pbk, $34.99;  ISBN 9781009020763 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0881

Race, ethnicity, and the COVID-19 pandemic, ed. by Melvin Thomas, Loren Henderson, and Hayward Derrick Horton.  Cincinnati, 2023.  371p bibl index  ISBN 9781947602878, $37.95;  ISBN 9781947602892 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0897

Rector, Josiah. Toxic debt: an environmental justice history of Detroit.  North Carolina, 2023.  344p bibl index  ISBN 9781469665757, $95.00;  ISBN 9781469665764 pbk, $39.95;  ISBN 9781469665771 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0812

Schaninger, Bill. Power to the middle: why managers hold the keys to the future of work, by Bill Schaninger, Bryan Hancock, and Emily Field.  Harvard Business Review Press, 2023.  256p index  ISBN 9781647824853, $32.00;  ISBN 9781647824860 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0760

Shea, John J. The unstoppable human species: the emergence of homo sapiens in prehistory.  Cambridge, 2023.  350p bibl index  ISBN 9781108429085, $105.00;  ISBN 9781108452984 pbk, $34.99;  ISBN 9781108669832 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0750

Sigler, Lora Ann. Wartime style: fashion and American culture during 20th century conflicts.  McFarland, 2022.  214p bibl index  ISBN 9781476687186 pbk, $39.95;  ISBN 9781476648408 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0814

Smith, Stephen D. The trajectory of Holocaust memory: the crisis of testimony in theory and practice.  Routledge, 2022.  252p bibl index  ISBN 9780367706173, $160.00;  ISBN 9780367706180 pbk, $44.95;  ISBN 9781003147220 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0883

Sprinkle, John H., Jr. Heritage conservation in the United States: enhancing the presence of the past.  Routledge, 2023.  262p bibl index  ISBN 9780367001063, $160.00;  ISBN 9780367429041 pbk, $44.95;  ISBN 9781003314790 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0741

Starr, G. Gabrielle. Just in time: temporality, aesthetic experience, and cognitive neuroscience.  MIT, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9780262048040, $40.00;  ISBN 9780262374187 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0885

Stroupe, David. Growing and sustaining student-centered science classrooms.  Harvard Education Press, 2023.  176p bibl index  ISBN 9781682537954 pbk, $37.00;  ISBN 9781682537961 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0780

Trotti, Michael Ayers. The end of public execution: race, religion, and punishment in the American South.  North Carolina, 2022.  251p bibl index  ISBN 9781469670409, $99.00;  ISBN 9781469670416 pbk, $32.95;  ISBN 9781469670423 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0815

Understanding and teaching contemporary US history since Reagan, ed. by Kimber M. Quinney and Amy L. Sayward.  Wisconsin, 2022.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9780299339500, $39.95;  61-0816

Upham-Bornstein, Linda. “Mr. Taxpayer versus Mr. Tax Spender”: taxpayers’ associations, pocketbook politics, and the law during the Great Depression.  Temple, 2023.  220p bibl index  ISBN 9781439923733, $104.50;  ISBN 9781439923740 pbk, $32.95;  ISBN 9781439923757 ebook, $32.95;  61-0770

Wexler, Jay. Weed rules: blazing the way to a just and joyful marijuana policy.  California, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780520343924, $26.95;  ISBN 9780520975255 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0871

Yadav, Stacey Philbrick. Yemen in the shadow of transition: pursuing justice amid war.  Oxford, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780197678367, $65.00;  ISBN 9780197693599 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0831

Yingling, Charlton Wesley. Siblings of soil: Dominicans and Haitians in the age of revolutions.  Texas, 2022.  368p bibl index  ISBN 9781477326091, $45.00;  ISBN 9781477326114 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-0798