The Top 75 Community College Titles: October 2020

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

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Foy, Steven L. Racism in America: a reference handbook. Greenwood, 2020. 346p index ISBN 9781440856402, $62.00; ISBN 9781440856419 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0306

Global Environmental Justice Documentaries. Face to Face Media. Contact publisher for pricing. URL: 58-0305

The SAGE handbook of autism and education, ed. by Rita Jordan, Jacqueline M. Roberts, and Kara Hume. SAGE Publishing, 2019. 646p bibl index ISBN 9781473959538, $185.00; ISBN 9781526470409 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0309

Teed, Paul E. Daily life of African American slaves in the antebellum South, by Paul E. Teed and Melissa Ladd Teed. Greenwood, 2020. 220p bibl index ISBN 9781440863240, $65.00; ISBN 9781440863257 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0311


The Beatles in context, ed. by Kenneth Womack. Cambridge, 2020. 356p bibl index ISBN 9781108419116, $99.99; ISBN 9781108321501 ebook, $80.00; 58-0374

Bonzel, Katharina. National pastimes: cinema, sports, and nation. Nebraska, 2020. 234p bibl index ISBN 9781496215529, $50.00; ISBN 9781496218261 ebook, $50.00; 58-0369

Busbea, Larry. The responsive environment: design, aesthetics, and the human in the 1970s. Minnesota, 2020. 285p index ISBN 9781517907099, $120.00; ISBN 9781517907105 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781452960715 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0386

Cheek, Pamela. Heroines and local girls: the transnational emergence of women’s writing in the long eight-teenth century. Pennsylvania, 2019. 270p bibl index ISBN 9780812251487, $79.95; ISBN 9780812296365 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0335

Farber, Stephen. Cinema ‘62: the greatest year at the movies, by Stephen Farber and Michael McClellan. Rutgers, 2020. 252p bibl index ISBN 9781978808829, $34.95; ISBN 9781978808836 ebook, $34.95; 58-0371

Fowkes, Maja. Central and Eastern European art since 1950, by Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes. Thames & Hudson, 2020. 231p bibl index ISBN 9780500204375 pbk, $24.95; 58-0318

Gordon, Adam. Prophets, publicists, and parasites: antebellum print culture and the rise of the critic. Massachusetts, 2020. 338p index ISBN 9781625344526, $90.00; ISBN 9781625344533 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9781613766972 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0354

Heitzman, Kendall. Enduring postwar: Yasuoka Shotaro and literary memory in Japan. Vanderbilt, 2019. 225p bibl index ISBN 9780826522559, $49.95; ISBN 9780826522566 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780826522573 ebook, $9.99; 58-0344

Jackson, Sarah J. #Hashtagactivism: networks of race and gender justice, by Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles. MIT, 2020. 296p index ISBN 9780262043373 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780262356503 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0331

Lack, Jessica. Global art. Thames & Hudson, 2020. 176p index ISBN 9780500295243 pbk, $16.95; 58-0319

Ludwig, Sämi. Resurrecting the first great American play: imperial politics and Colonial ambitions in frontier Detroit. Wisconsin, 2020. 270p bibl index ISBN 9780299325404, $79.95; ISBN 9780299325435 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0358

Malcolm X, ed. by Robert C. Evans. Salem Press/Grey House, 2020. 292p bibl index ISBN 9781642653793, $105.00; ISBN 9781642653809 ebook, $105.00; 58-0313

Matilla, José Manuel. Goya: drawings, by José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Mena Marqués. Thames & Hudson, 2019. 367p ISBN 9780500971000, $35.00; 58-0325

Oscar Wilde, ed. by Frederick S. Roden. Salem Press, 2019. 300p bibl index ISBN 9781642653090, $105.00; 58-0361

Rodden, John. Becoming George Orwell: life and letters, legend and legacy. Princeton, 2020. 360p index ISBN 9780691182742, $29.95; ISBN 9780691190129 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0362

Rollyson, Carl E. The life of William Faulkner: the past is never dead, 1897–1934. Virginia, 2020. 476p bibl index ISBN 9780813943824, $34.95; ISBN 9780813943831 ebook, $34.95; 58-0363

Rubin, James H. Monet. Thames & Hudson, 2020. 223p bibl index ISBN 9780500204474 pbk, $19.95; 58-0326

Turvey, Malcolm. Play time: Jacques Tati and comedic modernism. Columbia, 2020. 282p bibl index ISBN 9780231193023, $90.00; ISBN 9780231193030 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231550116 ebook, $29.99; 58-0373

Widdicombe, Toby. J. R. R. Tolkien: a guide for the perplexed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 194p bibl index ISBN 9781350092136, $68.00; ISBN 9781350092143 pbk, $22.95; ISBN 9781350092167 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0364

Woodford, Susan. Greek and Roman art. Thames & Hudson, 2020. 175p bibl index ISBN 9780500295250 pbk, $16.95; 58-0322

Science & Technology

Berman, Jonathan M. Anti-vaxxers: how to challenge a misinformed movement. MIT, 2020. 286p index ISBN 9780262539326 pbk, $19.95; 58-0429

Brochard-Wyart, Françoise. Essentials of soft matter science, by Francoise Brochard-Wyart, Pierre Nassoy, and Pierre-Henri Puech. CRC Press, 2020. 260p bibl index ISBN 9781138742765, $225.00; ISBN 9781498773928 pbk, $89.95; ISBN 9780429154355 ebook, $89.95; 58-0460

Carwardine, Mark. Handbook of whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the world. Princeton, 2019. 528p bibl index ISBN 9780691202105 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781472908155 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0414

Dawson, A. G. Introducing sea level change. Dunedin Academic, 2019. 91p bibl ISBN 9781780460871 pbk, $24.50; ISBN 9781780466002 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0417

Gutfreund, Hanoch. Einstein on Einstein: autobiographical and scientific reflection, by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn. Princeton, 2020. 211p bibl index ISBN 9780691183602, $35.00; ISBN 9780691200118 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0461

Hainze, John. Nature underfoot: living with beetles, crabgrass, fruit flies, and other tiny life around us, illustrated by Angela Mele. Yale, 2020. 254p bibl index ISBN 9780300242782, $28.00; ISBN 9780300252682 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0409

Louridas, Panos. Algorithms. MIT, 2020. 303p bibl index ISBN 9780262539029 pbk, $15.95; 58-0455

The Manhattan Project and the dropping of the atomic bomb: the essential reference guide, ed. by Aaron Barlow. ABC-CLIO, 2020. 357p bibl index ISBN 9781440859434, $97.00; ISBN 9781440859434 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0463

Medicinal chemistry of neglected and tropical diseases: advances in the design and synthesis of antimicrobial agents, ed. by Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Daniele Castagnolo, and Yusuf Özkay. CRC Press, 2019. 374p bibl index ISBN 9781138541245, $199.95; ISBN 9781351011631 ebook, $57.95; 58-0436

Natures of data: a discussion between biologists, artists, and science scholars, by Philipp Fischer et al. Di-aphanes, 2020. 156p ISBN 9783035802245 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9783035802283 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0411

Newton, David E. Birth control: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2019. 374p bibl index ISBN 9781440872846, $62.00; ISBN 9781440872853 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0440

Park, Graham. Breakthroughs in geology: ideas that transformed earth science. Dunedin Academic, 2020. 262p bibl index ISBN 9781780460765, $35.00; ISBN 9781780466149 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0420

Patel, Kant. Healthcare politics and policy in America, by Kant Patel and Mark Rushefsky. 5th ed. Routledge, 2020. 520p bibl index ISBN 9780815376330, $165.00; ISBN 9780367027742 pbk, $54.95; ISBN 9780429397875 ebook, $54.95; 58-0441

Ross, John D. Introductory analysis: an inquiry approach, by John D. Ross and Kendall C. Richards. Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2020. 238p bibl index ISBN 9780815371441, $99.95; ISBN 9781351246743 ebook, $99.95; 58-0458

Shelton, Tamara Venit. Herbs and roots: a history of Chinese doctors in the American medical marketplace. Yale, 2019. 344p index ISBN 9780300243611, $37.50; ISBN 9780300249408 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0445

Strengers, Yolande. The smart wife: why Siri, Alexa, and other smart home devices need a feminist reboot, by Yolande Strengwrs and Jenny Kennedy. MIT, 2020. 300p index ISBN 9780262044370, $29.95; 58-0428

Trouet, Valerie. Tree story: the history of the world written in rings. Johns Hopkins, 2020. 246p bibl index ISBN 9781421437774, $27.00; ISBN 9781421437781 ebook, $27.00; 58-0413

Wagner, Eric Loudon. After the blast: the ecological recovery of Mount St. Helens. Washington, 2020. 248p index ISBN 9780295746937, $29.95; ISBN 9780295746944 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0421

Zucconi, Laura M. Ancient medicine: from Mesopotamia to Rome. Eerdmans, 2019. 432p bibl indexes ISBN 9780802869838, $110.00; 58-0448

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Calhoun, Ada. Why we can’t sleep: women’s new midlife crisis. Grove Press, 2020. 288p bibl ISBN 9780802147851, $26.00; ISBN 9780802147868 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0591

The Cambridge handbook of smart contracts, blockchain technology and digital platforms, ed. by Larry A. DiMatteo, Michel Cannarsa, and Cristina Poncibò. Cambridge, 2019. 366p index ISBN 9781108492560, $195.00; ISBN 9781108600071 ebook, $136.00; 58-0491

Child abuse sourcebook, ed. by Angela L. Williams. 5th ed. Omnigraphics, 2019. 526p index ISBN 9780780816992, $85.00; ISBN 9780780817005 ebook, $85.00; 58-0592

Disrupting whiteness in social work, ed. by Sonia M. Tascón and Jim Ife. Routledge, 2020. 204p bibl in-dex ISBN 9780367247508, $155.00; ISBN 9780429284182 ebook, $47.95; 58-0470

Dossett, Kate. Radical black theatre in the New Deal. North Carolina, 2020. 338p bibl index ISBN 9781469654416, $90.00; ISBN 9781469654423 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781469654430 ebook, $26.99; 58-0554

Emelianchik-Key, Kelly. Non-suicidal self-injury throughout the lifespan: a clinician’s guide to treatment considerations, by Kelly Emelianchik-Key and Amanda La Guardia. Routledge, 2019. 270p bibl index ISBN 9780815371342, $140.00; ISBN 9780815371359 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781351203579 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0586

Fritzsche, Peter. Hitler’s first hundred days: when Germans embraced the Third Reich. Basic Books, 2020. 432p bibl index ISBN 9781541697430, $32.00; ISBN 9781541697447 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0574

Gallagher, Niamh. Ireland and the Great War: a social and political history. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 258p bibl index ISBN 9781788314626, $115.00; ISBN 9781786736208 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0569

Horne, Gerald. White supremacy confronted: U.S. imperialism and anti-communism vs. the liberation of Southern Africa, from Rhodes to Mandela. International Publishers, 2019. 883p bibl index ISBN 9780717807635 pbk, $28.99; 58-0527

Kaplan, Fred. The bomb: presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war. Simon & Schuster, 2020. 372p index ISBN 9781982107291, $30.00; ISBN 9781982107314 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0556

Koerber, Jeffrey. Borderland generation: Soviet and Polish Jews under Hitler. Syracuse, 2020. 421p bibl index ISBN 9780815636199, $80.00; ISBN 9780815636373 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9780815654650 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0539

Lane, Julia I. Democratizing our data: a manifesto. MIT, 2020. 186p index ISBN 9780262044325, $24.95; 58-0493

The Language of mathematics: how the teacher’s knowledge of mathematics affects instruction, ed. by Patrick M. Jenlink. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781475854794, $70.00; ISBN 9781475854800 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781475854817 ebook, $33.00; 58-0508

Leeuw, Sander Ernst van der. Social sustainability, past and future: undoing unintended consequences for the Earth’s survival. Cambridge, 2020. 516p bibl index ISBN 9781108498692, $99.99; ISBN 9781108598606 ebook, $80.00; 58-0519

Lopez Bunyasi, Tehama. Stay woke: a people’s guide to making all black lives matter, by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith. New York University, 2019. 269p bibl index ISBN 9781479874927, $89.00; ISBN 9781479836482 pbk, $18.95; ISBN 9781479832316 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0473

Louër, Laurence. Sunnis and Shi’a: a political history, tr. by Ethan Rundell. Princeton, 2020. 227p bibl index ISBN 9780691186610, $29.95; ISBN 9780691199641 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0546

Making sense of race in education: practices for change in difficult times, ed. by Jessica A. Heybach and Sheron Fraser-Burgess. Myers Education Press, 2020. 250p bibl index ISBN 9781975501884, $149.95; ISBN 9781975501891 pbk, $42.95; ISBN 9781975501907 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0510

Marzluff, John M. In search of meadowlarks: birds, farms, and food in harmony with the land. Yale, 2020. 352p bibl index ISBN 9780300237146, $28.00; ISBN 9780300252705 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0495

Mercier, Hugo. Not born yesterday: the science of who we trust and what we believe. Princeton, 2020. 364p bibl index ISBN 9780691178707, $29.95; ISBN 9780691198842 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0602

Money, Nicholas P. The selfish ape: human nature and our path to extinction. Reaktion Books, 2019. 148p index ISBN 9781789141559, $20.00; 58-0489

Monrose, Kenny. Black men in Britain: an ethnographic portrait of the post-Windrush generation. Routledge, 2020. 141p bibl index (Routledge advances in ethnography, 23) ISBN 9780815354307, $155.00; ISBN 9781351133432 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0603

Neuman, Johanna. And yet they persisted: how American women won the right to vote. Wiley-Blackwell, 2020. 268p bibl index ISBN 9781119530831 pbk, $38.95; ISBN 9780700628704 ebook, $25.99; 58-0559

Pickard, Victor. After net neutrality: a new deal for the digital age, by Victor Pickard and David Elliot Ber-man. Yale, 2019. 181p index ISBN 9780300241402, $25.00; ISBN 9780300249101 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0497

Ray, Sarah Jaquette. A field guide to climate anxiety: how to keep your cool on a warming planet. Califor-nia, 2020. 216p bibl index ISBN 9780520343306 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9780520974722 ebook, $19.95; 58-0520

Silverman, David. This land is their land: the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving. Bloomsbury, 2019. 514p index ISBN 9781632869241, $32.00; ISBN 9781632869265 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0562

Simon, Christopher A. Alternative energy: political, economic, and social feasibility. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 273p bibl index ISBN 9781538116364, $78.00; ISBN 9781538116371 pbk, $39.00; ISBN 9781538116388 ebook, $37.00; 58-0498

Slavery, resistance and abolitions: a pluralist perspective, ed. by Ali Moussa Iye, Nelly Schmidt, and Paul E. Lovejoy. Africa World Press, 2020. 454p bibl ISBN 9781569026663 pbk, $39.95; 58-0521

Stereotypes: the incidence and impacts of bias, ed. by Joel T. Nadler and Elora C. Voyles. ABC-CLIO, 2020. 329p bibl index ISBN 9781440868665, $63.00; ISBN 9781440868672 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0607

Summers, Tim. China’s Hong Kong: the politics of a global city. Agenda Publishing, 2019. 176p bibl index ISBN 9781788210683, $90.00; ISBN 9781788210690 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781788212724 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0536

Van Engen, Abram C. City on a hill: a history of American exceptionalism. Yale, 2020. 379p index ISBN 9780300229752, $30.00; ISBN 9780300252316 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0564

Warford, Jim. The chemistry of culture: brain-based strategies to create a culture of learning. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. 196p bibl ISBN 9781475851632, $90.00; ISBN 9781475851649 pbk, $45.00; ISBN 9781475851724 ebook, $43.50; 58-0511

Waterston, Ellen. Walking the high desert: encounters with rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail. Washington, 2020. 246p bibl ISBN 9780295747507 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780295747514 ebook, contact publisher for price; 58-0565