The Top 75 Community College Titles: September 2016 Edition

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


Bernstein, Robert L. Speaking freely: my life in publishing and human rights, by Robert L. Bernstein with Doug Merlino. New Press, 2016. 341p index ISBN 9781620971710, $27.95; ISBN 9781620971727 ebook, $27.99; 54-0462

Brazil, ed. by Antonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta and Eduardo F. Coutinho. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 414p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610692571, $89.00; ISBN 9781610692588 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0485

Gavins, Raymond. The Cambridge guide to African American history. Cambridge, 2016. 323p bibl index ISBN 9781107103399, $99.99; ISBN 9781107501966 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781316216453 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0487

Hamer, Frank. The potter’s dictionary of materials and techniques, by Frank Hamer and Janet Hamer. 6th ed. Pennsylvania/Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 454p bibl ISBN 9780812247923, $59.95; ISBN 9780823042104 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0476

Hilger, Michael. Native Americans in the movies: portrayals from silent films to the present. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 453p bibl filmography indexes afp ISBN 9781442240018, $95.00; ISBN 9781442240025 ebook, $94.99; 54-0474

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Stooke, Philip J. The international atlas of Mars exploration: from spirit to curiousity: v.2: 2004 to 2014. Cambridge, 2016. 444p bibl index ISBN 9781107030930, $145.00; ISBN 9781139344470 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0478

The First fifty years of relief society: key documents in Latter-day Saint women’s history, ed. by Jill Mulvay Derr et al. The Church Historian’s Press, 2016. 767p bibl index afp ISBN 9781629721507, $49.95; 54-0472

The Kentucky African American encyclopedia, ed. by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin. University Press of Kentucky, 2015. 596p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813160658, $49.95; ISBN 9780813160672 ebook, $49.95; 54-0489

The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of race, ethnicity, and nationalism, ed. by John Stone et al. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 5v bibl index ISBN 9781405189781, $795.00; ISBN 9781118663202 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0493


By any media necessary: the new youth activism, by Henry Jenkins et al. New York University, 2016. 347p bibl index afp ISBN 9781479899982, $29.95; ISBN 9781479829712 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0524

DeLue, Rachael Z. Arthur Dove: always connect. Chicago, 2016. 311p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226142197, $45.00; ISBN 9780226281230 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0512

Edmunds, Lowell. Stealing Helen: the myth of the abducted wife in comparative perspective. Princeton, 2015. 430p bibl indexes afp ISBN 9780691165127, $49.50; ISBN 9781400874224 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0496

Everywhen: the eternal present in indigenous art from Australia, ed. by Stephen Gilchrist; with essays by Stephen Gilchrist et al. Harvard Art Museum, 2016. (Dist. by Yale) 227p ISBN 9780300214703, $50.00; 54-0504

Kierkegaard, Søren. The lily of the field and the bird of the air: three godly discourses, tr. and introd. by Bruce H. Kirmmse. Princeton, 2016. 90p afp ISBN 9780691170473, $16.95; ISBN 9781400880478 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0615

Lopez, Lori Kido. Asian American media activism: fighting for cultural citizenship. New York University, 2016. 246p bibl index ISBN 9781479878192, $89.00; ISBN 9781479866830 pbk, $27.00; ISBN 9781479835942 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0525

Munro, Patricia Keer. Coming of age in Jewish America: bar and bat mitzvah reinterpreted. Rutgers, 2016. 211p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813575940, $90.00; ISBN 9780813575933 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780813575957 ebook, $27.95; 54-0618

The Essex and the whale: Melville’s leviathan library and the birth of Moby-Dick, ed. by R. D. Madison. Praeger, 2016. 275p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440850073, $58.00; ISBN 9781440850080 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0547

Turner, John G. The Mormon Jesus: a biography. Belknap, Harvard, 2016. 352p index afp ISBN 9780674737433, $29.95; 54-0622


Carroll, Sean B. The Serengeti rules: the quest to discover how life works and why it matters. Princeton, 2016. 263p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691167428, $24.95; ISBN 9781400880263 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0643

Cordner, Alissa. Toxic safety: flame retardants, chemical controversies, and environmental health. Columbia, 2016. 332p bibl index afp ISBN 9780231171465, $60.00; ISBN 9780231541381 ebook, $59.99; 54-0696

Davis, Philip J. Unity and disunity and other mathematical essays. American Mathematical Society, 2015. 149p bibl afp ISBN 9781470420239 pbk, $39.00; 54-0719

Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch” von. The birth of NASA: the work of the Space Task Group, America’s first true space pioneers. Springer/Praxis, 2016. 358p index afp ISBN 9783319284262 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9783319284286 ebook, $29.99; 54-0638

Epstein, Marc E. Moths, myths, and mosquitoes: the eccentric life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr. Oxford, 2016. 325p bibl index afp ISBN 9780190215255, $39.95; ISBN 9780190215262 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0646

Grebowicz, Margret. The national park to come. Stanford Briefs, 2015. 91p afp ISBN 9780804789622 pbk, $12.99; ISBN 9780804793421 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0626

Guroff, Margaret. The mechanical horse: how the bicycle reshaped American life. Texas, 2016. 287p bibl index afp ISBN 9780292743625, $24.95; ISBN 9781477308141 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0634

Hilty, Steven L. Dirt, sweat, and diesel: a family farm in the twenty-first century. Missouri, 2016. 360p afp ISBN 9780826220790, $29.95; ISBN 9780826273574 ebook, $29.95; 54-0647

Howard, Philip H. Concentration and power in the food system: who controls what we eat?. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 207p bibl index (Contemporary food studies: economy, culture and politics, 3) ISBN 9781472581129, $112.00; ISBN 9781472581112 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781472581143 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0701

Ismael, J. T. How physics makes us free. Oxford, 2016. 273p bibl index ISBN 9780190269449, $29.95; 54-0728

Kamieński, Łukasz. Shooting up: a short history of drugs and war. Oxford, 2016. 381p bibl index ISBN 9780190263478, $29.95; ISBN 9780190263485 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0703

Khan, Ali S. The next pandemic: on the front lines against humankind’s gravest dangers, by Ali S. Khan with William Patrick. PublicAffairs, 2016. 275p bibl index ISBN 9781610395915, $26.99; ISBN 9781610395922 ebook, $12.99; 54-0704

Kirk, John M. Healthcare without borders: understanding Cuban medical internationalism. University Press of Florida, 2015. 356p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813061054, $79.95; ISBN 9780813055473 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0705

Rand Oakley, Maureen. The bottle, the breast, and the state: the politics of infant feeding in the United States. Lexington Books, 2015. 151p bibl index afp ISBN 9780739191989, $80.00; ISBN 9780739191996 ebook, $79.99; 54-0709

Schmidt, Justin O. The sting of the wild. Johns Hopkins, 2016. 257p bibl index afp ISBN 9781421419282, $24.95; ISBN 9781421419299 ebook, $24.95; 54-0668

Spudis, Paul D. The value of the Moon: how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon’s resources. Smithsonian Books, 2016. 243p index ISBN 9781588345035, $27.95; 54-0640

Wachter, Robert. The digital doctor: hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine’s computer age. McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. 330p bibl index afp ISBN 9780071849463, $30.00; ISBN 9780071849470 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0713


Army, Thomas F, Jr. Engineering victory: how technology won the Civil War. Johns Hopkins, 2016. 369p bibl index afp ISBN 9781421419374, $49.95; ISBN 9781421419381 ebook, $49.95; 54-0832

Ash, Timothy Garton. Free speech: ten principles for a connected world. Yale, 2016. 491p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300161168, $30.00; ISBN 9780300161366 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0919

Bagley, Joseph M. A history of Boston in 50 artifacts. University Press of New England, 2016. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781611687828, $24.95; ISBN 9781611689648 ebook, $21.99; 54-0834

Benavie, Arthur. How the drug war ruins American lives. Praeger, 2016. 224p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440850110, $37.00; ISBN 9781440850127 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0735

Bishop, Sarah C. U.S. media and migration: refugee oral histories. Routledge, 2016. 211p bibl index ISBN 9781138947467, $150.00; ISBN 9781138947474 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315670072 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0940

Buist, Carrie L. Queer criminology, by Carrie L. Buist and Emily Lenning. Routledge, 2016. 136p bibl index (New directions in critical criminology, 13) ISBN 9781138824362, $155.00; ISBN 9781138824379 pbk, $42.95; ISBN 9781315740690 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0973

Clawson, Rosalee A. Public opinion: democratic ideals, democratic practice, by Rosalee A. Clawson and Zoe M. Oxley. 3rd ed. CQ Press/SAGE, 2016. 458p bibl index afp ISBN 9781506323312 pbk, $74.00; 54-0942

Davis, Gerald F. The vanishing American corporation: navigating the hazards of a new economy. Berrett-Koehler, 2016. 222p index ISBN 9781626562790, $26.95; ISBN 9781626562813 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0760

Donner, William W. Serious nonsense: groundhog lodges, Versammlinge, and Pennsylvania German heritage. Pennsylvania State, 2016. 164p bibl index afp ISBN 9780271071183 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780271077222 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0840

Dowling, Grahame R. Winning the reputation game. Harvard, 2016. 261p index afp ISBN 9780262034463, $36.95; ISBN 9780262335072 ebook, $25.95; 54-0761

Downs, Jim. Stand by me: the forgotten history of gay liberation. Basic Books, 2016. 261p index ISBN 9780465032709, $27.99; ISBN 9780465098552 ebook, $16.99; 54-0841

Evans, David S. Matchmakers: the new economics of platform businesses, by David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee. Harvard Business Review Press, 2016. 260p index afp ISBN 9781633691728, $35.00; 54-0763

Frank, Robert H. Success and luck: good fortune and the myth of meritocracy. Princeton, 2016. 187p index afp ISBN 9780691167404, $26.95; ISBN 9781400880270 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0765

Free, Marvin D, Jr. Wrongful convictions of women: when innocence isn’t enough, by Marvin D. Free Jr. and Mitch Ruesink. L. Rienner, 2016. 313p bibl index afp ISBN 9781626375062, $69.95; ISBN 9781626375154 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0945

Gerges, Fawaz A. ISIS: a history. Princeton, 2016. 368p index afp ISBN 9780691170008, $27.95; ISBN 9781400880362 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0911

Gerlach, Christian. The extermination of the European Jews. Cambridge, 2016. 508p bibl index ISBN 9780521880787, $89.99; ISBN 9780521706896 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9781316547403 ebook, 24.00; 54-0878

Grace, Gerald. Faith, mission and challenge in Catholic education: the selected works of Gerald Grace. Routledge, 2016. 263p bibl index ISBN 9781138833784, $160.00; ISBN 9781135735252 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0788

Grace, Thomas M. Kent State: death and dissent in the long sixties. Massachusetts, 2016. 384p index afp ISBN 9781625341105, $90.00; ISBN 9781625341112 pbk, $29.95; 54-0845

Grinspan, Jon. The virgin vote: how young Americans made democracy social, politics personal, and voting popular in the nineteenth century. North Carolina, 2016. 256p bibl index afp ISBN 9781469627342, $28.00; ISBN 9781469627359 ebook, $27.99; 54-0949

Haag, Pamela. The gunning of America: business and the making of American gun culture. Basic Books, 2016. 496p index ISBN 9780465048953, $29.99; ISBN 9780465098569 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0847

Heinrich, Robert. From slave to statesman: the life of educator, editor, and civil rights activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia, by Robert Heinrich and Deborah Harding. Louisiana State, 2016. 160p bibl index afp ISBN 9780807162651, $35.00; ISBN 9780807162675 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0848

Hinton, Elizabeth. From the war on poverty to the war on crime: the making of mass incarceration in America. Harvard, 2016. 449p index afp ISBN 9780674737235, $29.95; ISBN 9780674969223 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0975

Kreps, Sarah. Drones: what everyone needs to know. Oxford, 2016. 200p index afp ISBN 9780190235345, $74.00; ISBN 9780190235352 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9780190235369 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0913

Levin, Yuval. Fractured republic. Basic Books, 2016. 262p index ISBN 9780465061969, $18.99; ISBN 9780465098606 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0925

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. We are all cannibals and other essays, tr. by Jane Marie Todd. Columbia, 2016. 159p index afp ISBN 9780231170680, $28.00; ISBN 9780231541268 ebook, $27.99; 54-0753

Milanović, Branko. Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization. Belknap, Harvard, 2016. 299p bibl index afp ISBN 9780674737136, $29.95; 54-0979

Milner, Murray, Jr. Freaks, geeks, and cool kids: teenagers in an era of consumerism, standardized tests, and social media. Routledge, 2016. 362p bibl index ISBN 9781138013438, $100.00; ISBN 9781138013445 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781315795133 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0739

Müller, Simone M. Wiring the world: the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks. Columbia, 2016. 371p bibl index afp ISBN 9780231174329, $60.00; ISBN 9780231540261 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0771

Plaw, Avery. The drone debate: a primer on the U.S. use of unmanned aircraft outside conventional battlefields, by Avery Plaw, Matthew S. Fricker, and Carlos R. Colon. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 345p index afp ISBN 9781442230583, $85.00; ISBN 9781442230590 pbk, $34.00; ISBN 9781442230606 ebook, $33.99; 54-0915

Queering the countryside: new frontiers in rural queer studies, ed. by Mary L. Gray, Colin R. Johnson, and Brian J. Gilley. New York University, 2016. 396p bibl index afp ISBN 9781479830770, $89.00; ISBN 9781479880584 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9781479890897 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0983

Rao, Gautham. National duties: custom houses and the making of the American state. Chicago, 2016. 273p index afp ISBN 9780226367071, $45.00; ISBN 9780226367101 ebook, $45.00; 54-0955

Redding, Arthur F. Radical legacies: twentieth-century public intellectuals in the United States. Lexington Books, 2016. 161p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498512664, $80.00; ISBN 9781498512671 ebook, $79.99; 54-0862

Sifuentez, Mario Jimenez. Of forest and fields: Mexican labor in the Pacific Northwest. Rutgers, 2016. 169p index afp ISBN 9780813576909, $90.00; ISBN 9780813576893 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780813576916 ebook, $27.95; 54-0958

Traïni, Christophe. The animal rights struggle: an essay in historical sociology. Amsterdam University Press, 2016. 206p bibl index (Protest and social movements, 6) ISBN 9789089648495, $99.00; ISBN 9789048527038 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0987

Traub, James. John Quincy Adams: militant spirit. Basic Books, 2016. 620p index ISBN 9780465028276, $45.00; ISBN 9780465098798 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0865

Williams, Yohuru. Rethinking the black freedom movement. Routledge, 2016. 141p bibl index afp ISBN 9780415826129, $135.00; ISBN 9780203826143 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9780203431863 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0867

Woodly, Deva R. The politics of common sense: how social movements use public discourse to change politics and win acceptance. Oxford, 2015. 258p bibl index afp ISBN 9780190203986, $99.00; ISBN 9780190203993 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780190204006 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-0936

Zeisler, Andi. We were feminists once: from Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the buying and selling of a political movement. PublicAffairs, 2016. 285p index ISBN 9781610395892, $26.99; ISBN 9781610395908 ebook, $12.99; 54-0990