The Top 75 Community College Titles: September 2017 Edition

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

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Afghanistan at war: from the 18th-century Durrani dynasty to the 21st century, ed. by Tom Lansford. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 581p bibl index ISBN 9781598847598, $100.00; ISBN 9781598847604 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0020

Banks, Cyndi. Prisons in the United States: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 309p bibl index ISBN 9781440844379, $60.00; ISBN 9781440844386 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0021

Careers in information technology, ed. by Michael Shally-Jensen. Grey House, 2016. 319p bibl index ISBN 9781682171486, $125.00; ISBN 9781682171493 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0013

Carter, Gregg Lee. Gun control in the United States: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 401p index ISBN 9781440835667, $60.00; ISBN 9781440835674 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0023

Holladay, Carl R. Introduction to the New Testament. Baylor, 2017. 968p bibl index ISBN 9781481306188, $89.95; ISBN 9781481306218 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0008

Lamb, Peter. Historical dictionary of international relations, by Peter Lamb and Fiona Robertson-Snape. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 373p bibl ISBN 9781538101681, $95.00; ISBN 9781538101698 ebook, $94.99. 55-0026

Luhrssen, David. Encyclopedia of classic rock, by David Luhrssen with Michael Larson. Greenwood, 2017. 430p bibl index ISBN 9781440835131, $89.00; ISBN 9781440835148 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0009

Research Buzz, from Tara Calishain. 55-0004

Roberts, Priscilla Mary. Arab-Israeli conflict: a documentary and reference guide. Greenwood, 2017. 349p bibl index ISBN 9781440843907, $108.00; ISBN 9781440843914 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0028

The SAGE handbook of online research methods, ed. by Nigel G. Fielding, Raymond M. Lee, and Grant Blank. 2nd ed. SAGE Reference, 2017. 655p bibl indexes ISBN 9781473918788, $175.00; ISBN 9781473959286 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0031

Today’s Political Cartoons, from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. 55-0033

Utter, Glenn H. The gun debate: an encyclopedia of gun rights and gun control in the United States, by Glenn H. Utter and Robert J. Spitzer. 3rd ed. Grey House, 2016. 490p bibl index ISBN 9781682171028, $165.00; ISBN 9781682171035 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0034


Arnaud, Claude. Jean Cocteau: a life, tr. by Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell. Yale, 2016. 1,014p bibl index ISBN 9780300170573, $40.00; ISBN 9780300182163 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0093

Burns, Kelli S. Social media: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 398p bibl index ISBN 9781440843556, $60.00; ISBN 978144084356 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0061

Doniger, Wendy. The ring of truth and other myths of sex and jewelry. Oxford, 2017. 397p bibl index ISBN 9780190267117, $34.95; ISBN 9780190267124 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0036

Glinert, Lewis. The story of Hebrew. Princeton, 2017. 281p bibl index ISBN 9780691153292, $27.95; ISBN 9781400884780 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0075

Gordon, Ian. Superman: the persistence of an American icon. Rutgers, 2017. 210p bibl index ISBN 9780813587523, $95.00; ISBN 9780813587516 pbk, $28.95; ISBN 9780813587530 ebook, $28.95. 55-0064

Hagood, Taylor. Following Faulkner: the critical response to Yoknapatawpha’s architect. Camden House, 2017. 153p bibl index ISBN 9781571135872, $85.00; ISBN 9781782049340 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0086

A History of Mexican literature, ed. by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Anna M. Nogar, and José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra. Cambridge, 2016. 448p bibl index ISBN 9781107099807, $120.00; ISBN 9781316490686 ebook, $96.00. 55-0096

The Image of the black in African and Asian art, ed. by David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Belknap, Har-vard, 2017. 434p index ISBN 9780674504394, $95.00. 55-0046

Jenkins, Carrie. What love is: and what it could be. Basic Books, 2017. 213p index ISBN 9780465098859, $26.99; ISBN 9780465098866 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0123

Lawrence, Tim. Life and death on the New York dance floor, 1980–1983. Duke, 2016. 578p bibl index ISBN 9780822361862, $99.95; ISBN 9780822362029 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780822373926 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0114

Mack, Burton L. The rise and fall of the Christian myth: restoring our democratic ideals. Yale, 2017. 310p bibl index ISBN 9780300222890, $28.00; ISBN 9780300227895 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0141

Margalit, Avishai. On betrayal. Harvard, 2017. 332p index ISBN 9780674048263, $26.95. 55-0127

Nevins, Jess. Evolution of the costumed avenger: the 4,000-year history of the superhero. Praeger, 2017. 400p bibl index ISBN 9781440854835, $58.00; ISBN 9781440854842 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0038

Padoux, André. The Hindu Tantric world: an overview. Chicago, 2017. 219p bibl index ISBN 9780226423937, $90.00; ISBN 9780226424095 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780226424125 ebook, $30.00. 55-0142

Rauschenberg, Robert. Robert Rauschenberg, [ed.] by Leah Dickerman and Achim Borchardt-Hume; with contributions by Yve-Alain Bois et al. Museum of Modern Art/Tate Publishing, 2017. 412p index ISBN 9781633450202, $75.00. 55-0050

The Sorcerer’s apprentice: an anthology of magical tales, ed. by Jack Zipes; illustrated by Natalie Frank. Princeton, 2017. 403p bibl filmography index ISBN 9780691172651, $35.00; ISBN 9781400885633 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0070

Spectacle and leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha, ed. by Elizabeth C. Childs with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs and Colin Burnett; contributions by Meg Galindo et al. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2017. 95p ISBN 9780936316437 pbk, $30.00. 55-0052

Sword, Helen. Air & light & time & space: how successful academics write. Harvard, 2017. 266p index ISBN 9780674737709, $24.95; ISBN 9780674977617 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0071

Tribble, Evelyn. Early modern actors and Shakespeare’s theatre: thinking with the body. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017. 227p bibl index ISBN 9781472576033, $102.00; ISBN 9781472576057 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0116

Visualising a sacred city: London, art and religion, ed. by Ben Quash, Aaron Rosen, and Chloë Reddaway. I. B. Tauris, 2017. 314p index ISBN 9781784536619, $110.00. 55-0055

Volland, Nicolai. Socialist cosmopolitanism: the Chinese literary universe, 1945–1965. Columbia, 2017. 281p bibl index ISBN 9780231183109, $60.00; ISBN 9780231544757 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0078

Science & Technology

Chase, Mark W. The book of orchids: a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, by Mark W. Chase and Maarten J. M. Christenhusz. Chicago, 2017. 656p bibl indexes ISBN 9780226224527, $65.00; ISBN 9780226224664 ebook, $33.00. 55-0182

Hetland, Magnus Lie. Beginning Python: from novice to professional. Apress, 2017. 527p index ISBN 9781484200292 pbk, $44.99; ISBN 9781484200285 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0231

Jackson, Chris. Digital design in action: creative solutions for designers, by Chris Jackson and Nancy Ciolek. CRC Press, 2017. 236p index ISBN 9781138628762, $149.95; ISBN 9781138831735 pbk, $44.95. 55-0232

Kashatus, William C. Suicide squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the fight against teenage steroid abuse. Temple, 2017. 229p index ISBN 9781439914380, $35.00; ISBN 9781439914403 ebook, $35.00. 55-0252

Martin, Graham R. The sensory ecology of birds. Oxford, 2017. 296p bibl index (Oxford avian biology series, 3) ISBN 9780199694532, $95.00; ISBN 9780199694549 pbk, $45.95. 55-0191

McMichael, A. J. Climate change and the health of nations: famines, fevers, and the fate of populations, by A. J. McMichael with Alistair Woodward and Cameron Muir. Oxford, 2017. 370p index ISBN 9780190262952, $39.95; ISBN 9780190262969 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0201

Mullen, Gary L. Abstract algebra: a gentle introduction, by Gary L. Mullen and James A. Sellers. CRC Press, 2017. 203p bibl index ISBN 9781482250060, $89.95; ISBN 9781315372600 pbk, $62.97. 55-0243

Pyle, D. M. Volcanoes: encounters through the ages. Bodleian Library, 2017. 223p bibl index ISBN 9781851244591 pbk, $35.00. 55-0204

Pyne, Stephen J. The Great Plains: a fire survey. Arizona, 2017. 215p bibl index (To the last smoke/series by Stephen J. Pyne, 5) ISBN 9780816535125 pbk, $14.95. 55-0205

Redihan, Erin Elizabeth. The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948–1968: sport as battleground in the U.S.-Soviet rivalry. McFarland, 2017. 264p bibl index ISBN 9781476667881 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781476627281 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0255

Solarski, Chris. Interactive stories and video game art: a storytelling framework for game design. CRC Press, 2017. 192p bibl index ISBN 9781138628755, $149.95; ISBN 9781498781503 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315401225 ebook, $27.97. 55-0236

Standora, Joan E. Steroids: history, science, and issues, by Joan E. Standora, Alex Bogomolnik, and Malgorzata Slugocki. Greenwood, 2017. 215p bibl index ISBN 9781610697231, $58.00; ISBN 9781610697248 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0227

Torgo, Luís. Data mining with R: learning with case studies. CRC Press, 2017. 405p bibl indexes ISBN 9781482234893, $84.95; ISBN 9781315399102 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0237

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Abrams, Floyd. The soul of the first amendment. Yale, 2017. 145p index ISBN 9780300190885, $25.00. 55-0374

Anthropology of Los Angeles: place and agency in an urban setting, ed. by Jenny Banh with Melissa King. Lexington Books, 2017. 241p index ISBN 9781498528535, $100.00; ISBN 9781498528542 ebook, $99.99. 55-0262

Atherton, Mark. The making of England: a new history of the Anglo-Saxon world. I. B. Tauris, 2017. 340p bibl index (Library of medieval studies, 2) ISBN 9781784530051, $110.00; ISBN 9781786721549 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0356

Black, Jeremy. Naval warfare: a global history since 1860. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 287p bibl index ISBN 9781442270411, $89.00; ISBN 9781442276314 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781442270428 ebook, $34.99. 55-0288

Booms, Dirk. Sicily: culture and conquest, by Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs. Cornell, 2016. 288p bibl index ISBN 9781501705298 pbk, $35.00. 55-0366

Campbell, Kenneth L. A history of the British isles: prehistory to the present. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 468p index ISBN 9781474216678, $112.00; ISBN 9781474216685 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781474216692 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0357

Dunbar, Robin. Human evolution: our brains and behavior. Oxford, 2016. 415p index ISBN 9780190616786, $29.95. 55-0424

Essential Israel: essays for the 21st century. Indiana, 2017. 421p bibl ISBN 9780253027009, $90.00; ISBN 9780253027115 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780253027191 ebook, $34.99. 55-0315

Fiss, Owen M. Pillars of justice: lawyers and the liberal tradition. Harvard, 2017. 209p index ISBN 9780674971868, $27.95. 55-0377

Fleming, Crystal Marie. Resurrecting slavery: racial legacies and white supremacy in France. Temple, 2017. 276p bibl index ISBN 9781439914083, $99.50; ISBN 9781439914090 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781439914106 ebook, $34.95. 55-0367

Fried, Johannes. Charlemagne, tr. by Peter Lewis. Harvard, 2016. 673p bibl index ISBN 9780674737396, $39.95; ISBN 9780674973398 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0368

Gregory, Erik M. Exploring positive psychology: the science of happiness and well-being, by Erik M. Gregory and Pamela B. Rutledge. Greenwood, 2016. 277p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610699396, $89.00; ISBN 9781610699402 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0425

Herzog, Dagmar. Cold War Freud: psychoanalysis in an age of catastrophes. Cambridge, 2017. 311p index ISBN 9781107072398, $34.99; ISBN 9781108110365 ebook, $28.00. 55-0427

Jolivétte, Andrew. Indian blood: HIV and colonial trauma in San Francisco’s two-spirit community. Washington, 2016. 157p bibl index ISBN 9780295998077, $90.00; ISBN 9780295998503 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9780295998497 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0439

Krause, Peter. Rebel power: why national movements compete, fight, and win. Cornell, 2017. 248p index ISBN 9781501708558, $89.95; ISBN 9781501708565 pbk, $24.95. 55-0391

Lawrence, Mark. The Spanish civil wars: a comparative history of the First Carlist War and the conflict of the 1930s. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 255p bibl index ISBN 9781474229401, $114.00; ISBN 9781474229395 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781474229425 ebook, con-tact publisher for price. 55-0370

The Oxford handbook of the Aztecs, ed. by Deborah L. Nichols and Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría. Oxford, 2017. 748p bibl index ISBN 9780199341962, $150.00; ISBN 9780190634179 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0312

Pattinson, Juliette. Men in reserve: British civilian masculinities in the Second World War, by Juliette Pattinson, Arthur McIvor, and Lin-sey Robb. Manchester University Press, 2017. 384p bibl index ISBN 9781526100696, $115.00; ISBN 9781526106148 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0361

Roberts, Jennifer T. The plague of war: Athens, Sparta, and the struggle for ancient Greece. Oxford, 2017. 416p bibl index ISBN 9780199996643, $34.95; ISBN 9780199996667 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0299

Roots of African American violence: ethnocentrism, cultural diversity, and racism, by Darnell F. Hawkins et al. L. Rienner, 2017. 267p bibl index ISBN 9781626376052, $75.00. 55-0443

Rothstein, Richard. The color of law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America. Liveright, 2017. 345p bibl index ISBN 9781631492853, $27.95. 55-0382

Rusert, Britt. Fugitive science: empiricism and freedom in early African American culture. New York University, 2017. 292p index ISBN 9781479885688, $99.00; ISBN 9781479847662 pbk, $32.00; ISBN 9781479804702 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0349

Schiffer, Michael B. Archaeology’s footprints in the modern world. Utah, 2017. 397p bibl index ISBN 9781607815334 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9781607815341 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0272

Schinkel, Willem. Imagined societies: a critique of immigrant integration in Western Europe. Cambridge, 2017. 271p bibl index ISBN 9781107129733, $99.99; ISBN 9781108216098 ebook, $80.00. 55-0445

Shapiro, Shauna L. The art and science of mindfulness: integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions, by Shauna L. Shapiro and Linda E. Carlson. 2nd ed. American Psychological Association, 2017. 212p bibl index ISBN 9781433826986, $59.95; ISBN 9781433813771 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0429

Theaters of the American Revolution: Northern, Middle, Southern, Western, naval, ed. by James Kirby Martin and David L. Preston. Westholme, 2017. 252p index ISBN 9781594162756, $29.95. 55-0352

Uchitelle, Louis. Making it: why manufacturing still matters. New Press, 2017. 180p index ISBN 9781595588975, $24.95; ISBN 9781620971017 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0278

Wickman, Gino. How to be a great boss, by Gino Wickman and René Boer. BenBella Books, 2016. 160p bibl ISBN 9781942952848, $19.95; ISBN 9781942952855 ebook, $9.99. 55-0279

Yoshikawa, Lisa. Making history matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the construction of imperial Japan. Harvard University Asia Center, 2017. 367p bibl index (Harvard East Asian monographs, 402) ISBN 9780674975170, $49.95. 55-0306