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Julia de Burgos
By Vanessa Perez Rosario
By Rebecca M. Herzig
Gay is Good
Edited by Michael G. Long
In the first book-length study written in English, Vanessa Pérez-Rosario examines Puerto Rican poet and political activist Julia de Burgos's development as a writer, her experience of migration, and her legacy in New York City.
University of Illinois Press
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From the clamshell razors of colonial America to the lasers and prescription drugs available today, Plucked explores the unsettling and gripping history of hair removal in the United States. Herzig describes the surprising histories of race, science, industry, and medicine behind today's hair-removing tools. 


NYU Press 
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Gay Is Good pays tribute to Franklin Kameny, an advocate whose tireless efforts created a massive shift in social attitudes and practices, leading the way toward equality for the LGBT community.

Syracuse University Press 
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Not from Here
By Allan G. Johnson
Circus Maximus
By Andrew Zimbalist
Dodging Extinction
By Anthony D. Barnosky
In his poignant, powerful memoir, Not from Here, Allan Johnson embarks on an extraordinary, 2,000-mile journey to find the place where his father's ashes belong. His disturbing exploration raises profound questions about belonging, identity, and place, as a white man in North America.
Temple University Press 
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Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup is an eye-opening look at how the Olympics and the World Cup evolved from noble sporting events to exhibits of excess. With four US cities competing to host the 2024 Summer Games, Andrew Zimbalist answers the question: Is it worth it?
The Brookings Institution Press 
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Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky presents compelling evidence that unless we rethink how we generate the power we use to run our global ecosystem, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger the sixth mass extinction on Earth.

University of California Press  
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The Price of Thirst
By Karen Piper
Sapphic Fathers
By Gretchen Schultz
Reclaiming Travel  
By Ilan Stavans, Joshua Ellison
Visiting the hot spots of water scarcity and the hotshots in water finance, Karen Piper shows what happens when global businesses buy up the water supply and turn off the taps of people who cannot pay.


University of Minnesota Press
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Many of the lesbian-themed works associated with the sapphic literary vogue in France during the nineteenth century were secretly composed by men. Sapphic Fathers studies this phenomenon in relation to contemporary scientific and medical discourses on gender and sexuality.
University of Toronto Press
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Ilan Stavans and Joshua Ellison's Reclaiming Travel is a provocative meditation on the meaning of travel in the twenty-first century. Eschewing tourism, Stavans and Ellison urge for a rethinking of contemporary travel in order to return it to its roots as a tool for self-discovery and transformation.

Duke University Press Books
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The New Censorship
By Joel Simon
Mourning Lincoln
By Martha Hodes
How to Write a Thesis
By Umberto Eco
Journalists are increasingly vulnerable to attack by governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to suppress news.
The result is a growing crisis in information-a shortage of the news we need to make sense of our globalized world. Joel Simon is the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Columbia University Press 
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How did everyday Americans respond to the shock of President Lincoln's stunning assassination? Diaries, letters, and intimate writings reveal a complicated, untold story of sorrow, anger, glee, blame, and fear-a key moment of national confusion and of competing visions of the country's future.
Yale University Press
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Umberto Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, offering not only practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. It belongs on the bookshelves of students, teachers, writers, and Eco fans everywhere. It would fit nicely between two other classics: Strunk and White and The Name of the Rose.


MIT Press
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The Match Girl and the Heiress
By Seth Koven
New Men
By John Casey
The Brilliant History of Color in Art
By Victoria Finlay
Nellie Dowell was a Cockney factory worker. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the strictures of her privileged upbringing. Together these unlikely friends brought utopian Christian charity to practice in the unforgiving streets of Victorian London.
Princeton University Press
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This intriguing exploration of the post-Civil War period through its fiction and nonfiction illuminates how the era spawned a new understanding of war veterans that lives on today.
Fordham University Press
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Noted journalist Victoria Finlay's book brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of art history. Red ocher, green earth, cobalt blue, lead white-no pigment from the artist's broad palette escapes her shrewd eye.

Getty Publications
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What I Found Out About Her
By Peter LaSalle

"A beautiful collection of eleven stories focusing on love, loss and...dreams. LaSalle focus[es] on small events that paradoxically give life meaning-or at least cause his characters to question life's meaning...subtle, evocative, haunting--and brilliantly written." 

----Kirkus Reviews




University of Notre Dame Press | Pub Date: Sep 15 2014
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