The Top 75 Community College Titles: November 2021 Edition

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


Myers, Rachel Laws. Race and sports: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2021. 359p bibl index ISBN 9781440862823, $63.00; ISBN 9781440862830 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0624

Race in American television: voices and visions that shaped a nation, ed. by David J. Leonard and Stephanie Troutman Robbins. Greenwood, 2021. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440843051, $204.00; ISBN 9781440843068 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0616

Starring women: celebrity, patriarchy, and American theater, 1790–1850


Cold War II: Hollywood’s renewed obsession with Russia, ed. by Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. 264p bibl index ISBN 9781496831095, $99.00; ISBN 9781496831101 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781496831118 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0681

Hampson, Robert. Joseph Conrad. Reaktion Books, 2021. 224p bibl index ISBN 9781789143041 pbk, $19.00; ISBN 9781789143034 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0652

Lampert, Sara E. Starring women: celebrity, patriarchy, and American theater, 1790–1850. Illinois, 2020. 296p bibl index ISBN 9780252043352, $110.00; ISBN 9780252085260 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9780252052231 ebook, $19.95; 59-0699

Rothleder, Dianne. Fraught decisions in Plato and Shakespeare. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 274p bibl index ISBN 9781786616272, $120.00; ISBN 9781786616289 ebook, $45.00; 59-0659

Scott, Dominic. Listening to reason in Plato and Aristotle. Oxford, 2020. 288p bibl indexes ISBN 9780198863328, $85.00; ISBN 9780191895753 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0710

Science & Technology

Beyond medicine: why European social democracies enjoy better health outcomes than the United States

Buchbinder, Mara. Scripting death: stories of assisted dying in America. California, 2021. 248p bibl index (California series in public anthropology, 50) ISBN 9780520380202, $26.95; ISBN 9780520380226 ebook, $26.95; 59-0744

Byrne, Joseph P. Epidemics and pandemics: from ancient plagues to modern-day threats, by Joseph P. Byrne and Jo N. Hays. Greenwood, 2021. 2v bibl ISBN 9781440863783, $204.00; ISBN 9781440863790 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0745

Carter, Robert T. Measuring the effects of racism: guidelines for the assessment and treatment of race-based traumatic stress injury, by Robert T. Carter and Alex L. Pieterse. Columbia, 2020. 432p bibl index ISBN 9780231193061, $140.00; ISBN 9780231193078 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780231550130 ebook, $34.99; 59-0746

Danesi, Marcel. Pi (π) in nature, art, and culture: geometry as a hermeneutic science. Brill, 2021. 134p bibl index (Studies in mathematics in the arts and humanities, 1) ISBN 9789004433373, $156.00; ISBN 9789004433397 ebook, $156.00; 59-0768

Downes, Stephen M. Models and modeling in the sciences: a philosophical introduction. Routledge, 2021. 114p bibl index ISBN 9781138122222, $160.00; ISBN 9781138122239 pbk, $44.95; ISBN 9781315647456 ebook, $44.95; 59-0724

Dutton, Paul V. Beyond medicine: why European social democracies enjoy better health outcomes than the United States. Cornell, 2021. 195p bibl index ISBN 9781501754555, $115.00; ISBN 9781501754562 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9781501754586 ebook, $12.99; 59-0749

The Future role of dwarf honeybees in natural and agricultural systems, ed. by Dharam P. Abrol. CRC Press, 2020. 338p index ISBN 9781138335820, $150.00; ISBN 9781003033936 ebook, $58.95; 59-0736

Gillespie, Ryan. Organs for sale: bioethics, neoliberalism, and public moral deliberation. Toronto, 2021. 320p bibl index ISBN 9781487506032, $85.00; ISBN 9781487524050 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781487533168 ebook, $34.95; 59-0751

Gordon, Deborah D. The health care consumer’s manifesto: how to get the most for your money. Praeger, 2020. 281p bibl index ISBN 9781440874048, $50.00; ISBN 9781440874055 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0753

Greely, Henry T. CRISPR people: the science and ethics of editing humans. MIT, 2021. 400p index ISBN 9780262044431, $27.95; ISBN 9780262543880 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780262363563 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0731

Jackson-Brown, Carolyn. Disability, the media and the Paralympic Games. Routledge, 2020. 220p index ISBN 9780367434458, $160.00; ISBN 9781003003212 ebook, $48.95; 59-0779

Kerr, Anne. Personalised cancer medicine: future crafting in the genomic era, by Anne Kerr et al. Man-chester University Press, 2021. 288p bibl index ISBN 9781526141026, $36.95; ISBN 9781526156532 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0755

Latinos & Latinas in American sport: stories beyond peloteros, ed. by Jorge Iber. Texas Tech, 2019. 280p bib index ISBN 9781682830406 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781682830543 ebook, $9.95; 59-0780

Lejano, Raul P. The power of narrative: climate skepticism and the deconstruction of science, by Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero. Oxford, 2020. 204p bibl index ISBN 9780197542101, $74.00; ISBN 9780197542101 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0725

Lewis, Glenn. Sparring with Smokin’ Joe: Joe Frazier’s epic battles and rivalry with Ali. Rowman & Lit-tlefield, 2021. 256p bibl index ISBN 9781538136799, $24.95; ISBN 9781538136805 ebook, $23.50; 59-0781

Macip, Salvador. Modern epidemics: from the Spanish flu to COVID-19, tr. by Julie Wark. Polity, 2021. 288p index ISBN 9781509546565, $64.95; ISBN 9781509546572 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781509546589 ebook, open access; 59-0756

The Routledge international handbook of fat studies, ed. by Cat Pausé and Sonya Renee Taylor. Routledge, 2021. 310p index ISBN 9780367502928, $250.00; ISBN 9781003049401 ebook, $52.95; 59-0761

Sapp, Jan. Genes, germs and medicine: the life of Joshua Lederberg. World Scientific, 2021. 434p bibl index ISBN 9789811225475, $98.00; ISBN 9789811235986 pbk, $38.00; ISBN 9789811225482 ebook, $38.00; 59-0733

Sulzer, David. Music, math, and mind: the physics and neuroscience of music. Columbia, 2021. 304p bibl index ISBN 9780231193788, $120.00; ISBN 9780231193795 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9780231550505 ebook, $27.99; 59-0773

Taylor, Dan. Lights, camera, fastball: how the Hollywood Stars changed baseball. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. 400p bibl index ISBN 9781538138625, $38.00; ISBN 9781538138632 ebook, $36.00; 59-0783

Vidich, Charles. Germs at bay: politics, public health, and American quarantine. Praeger, 2021. 500p bibl index ISBN 9781440878336, $60.00; ISBN 9781440878343 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0764

Vuppalapati, Chandrasekar. Democratization of artificial intelligence for the future of humanity. CRC Press, 2021. 388p bibl index ISBN 9780367524098, $250.00; ISBN 9780367524128 pbk, $100.00; ISBN 9781003057789 ebook, $100.00; 59-0767

Social & Behavioral Sciences

We are the land: a history of Native California

The New York Times’ 1619 Project and the racialist falsification of history: essays and interviews, ed. by David North and Thomas Mackaman. Mehring Books, 2021. 339p bibl index ISBN 9781893638938 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781893638952 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0854 [Ed. Note: Choice is in the process of also reviewing The 1619 Project: a new origin story (One World, Nov. 2021), which will be published soon and added to an upcoming recommended community college titles list.]

Akins, Damon B. We are the land: a history of Native California, by Damon B. Akins and William J. Bauer Jr. California, 2021. 384p index ISBN 9780520280496, $29.95; ISBN 9780520976887 ebook, $29.95; 59-0855

Archaeologies of violence and privilege, ed. by Christopher N. Matthews and Bradley D. Phillippi. New Mexico, 2020. 320p bibl index ISBN 9780826361844, $85.00; ISBN 9780826361851 ebook, $85.00; 59-0793

Bickford, Andrew. Chemical heroes: pharmacological supersoldiers in the US military. Duke, 2021. 320p bibl index ISBN 9781478009726, $104.95; ISBN 9781478011354 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781478010302 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0900

Brown, Steven Preston. Alabama justice: the cases and faces that changed a nation. Alabama, 2020. 280p bibl index ISBN 9780817320706, $49.95; ISBN 9780817393236 ebook, $49.95; 59-0856

The Business of leisure: tourism history in Latin America and the Caribbean, ed. and introd. by Andrew Grant Wood. Nebraska, 2021. 366p bibl index ISBN 9781496213228, $99.00; ISBN 9781496223401 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781496224088 ebook, $30.00; 59-0844

Carlson, Caitlin Ring. Hate speech. MIT, 2021. 200p bibl index ISBN 9780262539906 pbk, $15.95; ISBN 9780262361309 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0785

Carroll, Francis M. America and the making of an independent Ireland: a history. New York University, 2021. 293p bibl index ISBN 9781479805655, $35.00; ISBN 9781479805693 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0826

Cunningham, Lawrence A. Quality shareholders: how the best managers attract and keep them. Colum-bia, 2020. 264p bibl index ISBN 9780231198806, $29.95; ISBN 9780231552776 ebook, $28.99; 59-0803

Curington, Celeste Vaughan. The dating divide: race and desire in the era of online romance, by Celeste Vaughan Curington, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, and Ken-Hou Lin. California, 2021. 320p bibl index ISBN 9780520293441, $85.00; ISBN 9780520293458 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520966703 ebook, $29.95; 59-0902

The Discovery of the fact, ed. by Clifford Ando and William P. Sullivan. Michigan, 2020. 232p bibl index ISBN 9780472131884, $75.00; ISBN 9780472126644 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0834

Emerging governance of a green economy: cases of European implementation, ed. by Jenny M. Fairbrass and Nicholas Vasilakos. Cambridge, 2021. 158p index ISBN 9781108490436, $125.00; ISBN 9781108800242 ebook, $100.00; 59-0810

Erickson-Schroth, Laura. Gender: what everyone needs to know, by Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis. Oxford, 2021. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780190880033 pbk, $74.00; ISBN 9780190880026 pbk, $18.95; ISBN 9780190880057 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0786

Fairchild, Gregory. Emerging domestic markets: how financial entrepreneurs reach underserved communities in the United States. Columbia, 2021. 352p index ISBN 9780231173223, $35.00; ISBN 9780231553117 ebook, $34.99; 59-0811

Giles, Melanie. Bog bodies: face to face with the past

Fleisher, Mark S. Women in American prisons: sex, social life, and families, by Mark S. Fleisher with Ruth Matinko-Wald. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 130p bibl index ISBN 9780742561014, $95.00; ISBN 9781538139967 pbk, $70.00; ISBN 9780742561021 ebook, $45.00; 59-0904

Giles, Melanie. Bog bodies: face to face with the past. Manchester University Press, 2020. 328p bibl index ISBN 9781526150189 pbk, $41.95; ISBN 9781526150172 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0797

Glaser, Gabrielle. American baby: a mother, a child, and the shadow history of adoption. Penguin, 2021. 343p ibibl index ISBN 9780735224681, $28.00; ISBN 9780735224698 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0859

Gosse, Van. The first Reconstruction: Black politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War. North Carolina, 2021. 760p bibl index ISBN 9781469660103, $39.95; ISBN 9781469660110 ebook, $29.99; 59-0860

Strike for the common good: fighting for the future of public education, ed. by Rebecca Kolins Givan and Amy Schrager Lang. Michigan, 2020. 286p bibl index ISBN 9780472074723, $70.00; ISBN 9780472054725 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780472128402 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0824

Thornton, John K. A history of West Central Africa to 1850. Cambridge, 2020. 365p bibl index (New ap-proaches to African history, 15) ISBN 9781107127159, $99.00; ISBN 9781107565937 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9781108889742 ebook, $24.00; 59-0830

Thornton, Thomas F. Herring and people of the North Pacific: sustaining a keystone species, by Thomas F. Thornton and Madonna L. Moss. Washington, 2021. 276p bibl index ISBN 9780295748283, $99.00; ISBN 9780295748290 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780295748306 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0809

Toward a global history of Latin America’s revolutionary Left, ed. by Tanya Harmer and Alberto Martín Alvarez. University Press of Florida, 2021. 314p index ISBN 9781683401698, $90.00; ISBN 9781683401964 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0846

True, Jacqui. Violence against women: what everyone needs to know. Oxford, 2021. 272p bibl index ISBN 9780199378944, $74.00; ISBN 9780199378937 pbk, contact publisher for price; 59-0791

Understanding and teaching the modern Middle East, ed. by Omnia El Shakry. Wisconsin, 2020. 384p bibl index ISBN 9780299327606, $39.95; ISBN 9780299327637 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0852

Üngör, Uğur Ümit. Paramilitarism: mass violence in the shadow of the state. Oxford, 2020. 223p bibl in-dex ISBN 9780198825241, $40.00; ISBN 9780192558985 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0915

Forever prisoners: how the United States made the world’s largest immigration detention system

The Violence of work: new essays in Canadian and US labour history, ed. by Jeremy Milloy and Joan Sang-ster. Toronto, 2020. 208p bibl ISBN 9781487504670, $70.00; ISBN 9781487523435 pbk, $32.95; ISBN 9781487530686 ebook, $32.95; 59-0916

Welz, Martin. Africa since decolonization: the history and politics of a diverse continent. Cambridge, 2021. 375p index ISBN 9781108465564, $79.99; ISBN 9781108465564 pbk, $25.99; ISBN 9781108633178 ebook, $21.00; 59-0831

Wijngaarden, Jan W. de Lind van. Male homosexuality in 21st-century Thailand: a longitudinal study of young, rural, same-sex-attracted men coming of age. Anthem Press, 2021. 218p bibl index ISBN 9781785276255, $125.00; ISBN 9781785276279 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0917

Williams, David. Progress, pluralism, and politics: liberalism and colonialism, past and present. McGill-Queen’s, 2020. 224p index (McGill-Queen’s studies in the history of ideas, 79) ISBN 9780228004080, $120.00; ISBN 9780228004097 pbk, $37.95; 59-0891

Young, Elliott. Forever prisoners: how the United States made the world’s largest immigration detention system. Oxford, 2021. 280p illustrations ISBN 9780190085957, $34.95; ISBN 9780190085971 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0872

Zelizer, Julian E. Burning down the house: Newt Gingrich, the fall of a speaker, and the rise of the new Republican Party. Penguin Press, 2020. 356p bibl index ISBN 9781594206658, $30.00; ISBN 9780143110705 pbk, $18.00; ISBN 9780698402751 ebook, contact publisher for price; 59-0893