2007 University Press Books


Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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The University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published for two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Public Library Association (PLA). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

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"The Best of the Best from the University Presses"
This annual program, featuring librarians' favorite titles from the bibliography, was held at the 2007 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C., June 24, 2007. The event was filmed by BookTV.
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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Books which were not received by a committee member assigned to that subject area are rated as "not reviewed". Books which were not accepted by a committee member have no rating at all.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL members carry an audience designation which recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: AAUP, Marketing Department, 28 West 36th Street, Suite 602, New York, NY 10018. FAX: 212-989-0275.

Introduction-AASL Selection Committee

If you are reading this book, you are a most conscientious collection developer. Congratulations! Chances are you have the habit of searching ‘just one more source’ to find that title you may have missed. University press books are less likely to be found in standard collection development tools than are trade books, even though some might meet your needs better than titles that come to you via regular channels. For several years now a group of your AASL colleagues and PLA colleagues have volunteered to assist you in the never-ending search.

Titles are listed in Dewey Decimal order to make your selection task easier and more efficient. There is an author and title index at the back of the book. Beneath each title listing you will find separate suitability/quality ratings for school and public library collections. The last section is again in Dewey order but contains mini-reviews of titles that are, in our opinions, outstanding. (Rating = O)

As this year’s chair of the AASL part of this project I thank all of the members of the committee for their dedicated effort and willingness to work within, and meet, a rather strict deadline. Our AASL liaison, Elliot Mandel, and our AAUP liaison, Rachel Weiss-Feldman are especially conscientious and efficient, and are definitely appreciated.

Join us! Have you considered committee service in AASL? Members of AASL’S ‘American University Press Books Selection Committee’ select topic areas that they are comfortable with and receive books direct from the publishers. Over the past four years, while serving on this committee, I have read and been moved, impressed, excited, outraged or enriched by books that I would never have seen were I not a part of this committee. If you would like to be part of this professional effort, contact Jennifer Habley, Program Coordinator, Governance, AASL. Email her at: jhabley@ala.org

Finally, if just one of the titles you find in here helps one of your patrons find that just right book, we will be pleased. Your suggestions and comments are welcome.

Judith E. McGowan
University Press Books Committee, AASL Chairperson
July 2005–June 2007

2007 University Press Books Committee, AASL Members

Judith E. McGowan–Chairperson
NYC Dept. of Education
Bronx, NY
820–829 British Literature
920–929 Biography
940–942 European History (Great Britain, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
974–979 U.S. History (Regional)

Barbara Bertoldo
Saint Mary’s Hall
San Antonio, TX
780–789 Music
800–811American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
900–919 Geography
960–969 African History

Paul J. Gregorio
Portland Community College
Portland, OR
330–339 Economics
390–399 Customs & Folklore
790–799 Performing Arts, Recreation/Sports
814–819 American Literature (Essays, Satire)

Mary Ann Harlan
Arcata High School
Arcata, CA
340–349 Law
370–379 Education
812–813 American Literature (Fiction, Plays)
980–999 South American & Other Histories

Clark E. Heath
Southfield Lathrup High School
Lathrup Village, MI
320–329 Political Science
380–389 Commerce & Transportation
400–499 Languages
600–619 Medical Science

Janet W. Hilbun, PhD
Texas Woman’s University
Dallas, TX
200–289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
360–363 Social Problems & Services
830–889 European Literature (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek)
890–899 Literature of Other Languages
943–949 European History

Mary D. Lankford
Library Consultant
Austin, TX
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Social Groups & Behavior
364–369 Criminology
970–973 North American History (General)

Terri Lent
Patrick Henry High School
Ashland, VA
100–199 Philosophy, Psychology, & Ethics
306–319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities
650–659 Business & Manufacturing
700–759 Fine Arts

Gay Ann Loesch
Sun Valley Middle School
Charlotte, NC
350–359 Public Administration & Military Science
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
550–599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
620–639 Engineering & Agricultural Science

Karen Perry
Wiley Middle School
Winston–Salem, NC
000–099 General Knowledge
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Compartive, Other)
640–649 Home Economics
760–779 Graphic Design, Photography
930–939 History of the Ancient World
950–959 Asian, Middle Eastern History

Introduction- PLA Selection Committee

University Presses publish a wealth of materials that are suited for the general collections of many public libraries. Many of these titles, however, are not reviewed in the general library media. This can make them somewhat invisible to the library staff that use trade reviews to help them make good decisions on titles appropriate for their library’s collection. At the same time, there may exist the mistaken assumption that titles published by a University Press will be too arcane or abstruse for the general audience of public libraries.

In my recent opportunity to work with this Committee, I have been impressed and gratified by the number of University Press titles that are likely to be well received by the public library patron. In fact, my own library has added a number of these titles to our collection!

Let me express my appreciation to all the members of the Committee for their good work and their many hours spent assessing the value of these University Press books to the public library collection. Special thanks are appropriate to Rachel Weiss-Feldman, AAUP liaison to the Committee, who helps the work of the Committee and of the Chair move in a productive and timely fashion.

Donna O. Dziedzic
University Press Books Committee, PLA Chairperson
July 2006–June 2007

2007 University Press Books Committee, PLA Members

Donna O. Dziedzic—Chairperson
Naperville Public Library
Naperville, IL
100–199 Philosophy, Psychology, & Ethics
360–363 Social Problems & Services
600–619 Medical Science
620–639 Engineering & Agricultural Science

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
340–349 Law
390–399 Customs & Folklore
400–499 Languages
812–819 American Literature (Fiction, Plays, Essays, Satire)

Saul J. Amdursky
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Abbotsford, British Columbia CANADA
350–359 Public Administration & Military Science
364–369 Criminology
790–799 Performing Arts, Recreation/Sports
900–919 Geography
920–929 Biography
930–939 History of the Ancient World

Carla Bauman-Franks
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne, IN
200–289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
306–319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities
370–379 Education
943–949 European History

Christina Maria Beaird

Plainfield Public Library District
Plainfield, IL
320–329 Political Science
380–389 Commerce & Transportation
760–779 Graphic Design, Photography
950–959 Asian, Middle Eastern History
960–969 African History

Trisha Burns
Public Libraries of Saginaw
Saginaw, MI
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Social Groups & Behavior
640–649 Home Economics
650–659 Business & Manufacturing
780–789 Music
820–829 British Literature

Richard Hulsey
Willard Library
Battle Creek, MI
330–339 Economics
970–979 North American History (General)
980–999 South American & Other History

Dr. Theresa Maggio

Jackson Correctional Institute
Malone, FL
000–099 General Knowledge
940–942 European History (Great Britain, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
974–979 U.S. History (Regional)

Sonja Plummer-Morgan

Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Presque Island, ME
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Compartive, Other)
800–811American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
830–889 European Literature (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek)
890–899 Literature of Other Languages

Susan Sexton-Cooley
Sara Hightower Regional Library
Rome, GA
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
550–599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
700–759 Fine Arts

Contributing Presses

The University of Akron Press Marketing Dept., 374 Bierce, Akron, OH 44325-1703
330-972-2795 FAX: 330-972-8364 / www.uakron.edu/uapress
University of Alaska Press 104 Eielson Bldg., Sasha St. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240
888-252-6657 FAX: 907-474-5502 / www.uaf.edu/uapress
The University of Alberta Press Marketing Dept., Ring House 2, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E1
780-492-3662 FAX: 780-492-0719 / www.uap.ualberta.ca
The University of Arkansas Press McIlroy House, 201 Ozark Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701
800-626-0090 FAX: 479-575-6044 / www.uapress.com
Beacon Press 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02128-2892
617-742-2110 FAX: 617-723-3097 / www.beaconpress.org
Brookings Institution Press Marketing Dept., 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-797-6000 FAX: 202-797-6004 / www.brookings.edu
University of Calgary Press Marketing Dept., 2500 University Dr. NW,
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4 / 403-210-8511 FAX: 403-282-0085 / www.uofcpress.com
University of California Press Marketing Dept., 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1012
510-642-4247 FAX: 510-643-7127/ www.ucpress.edu
Cambridge University Press Marketing Dept., 32 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
212-337-5086 FAX: 212-691-3239 / www.us.cambridge.org
Duke University Press Book Marketing, 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701
919-687-3600 FAX 919-688-4391 / www.dukeupress.edu
Duquesne University Press Marketing Dept., 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282
412-396-6610 FAX: 412-396-5984 / www.dupress.duq.edu
Georgetown University Press Marketing Dept., 3240 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-687-5889 FAX: 202-687-6340 / www.press.georgetown.edu
University of Georgia Press 330 Research Dr., Athens, GA 30602
706-369-6156 FAX: 706-369-6162 / www.ugapress.uga.edu
Getty Publications P.O. Box 49659, Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-6795 FAX: 310-440-7758 / www.getty.edu
Fordham University Press University Box L, Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-4795 FAX: 718-817-4785 / www.fordhampress.com
Harvard University Press Sales Dept., 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-2607 FAX: 617-349-5252 / www.hup.harvard.edu
University of Hawai’i Press 2840 Kolowalu St., Honolulu, HI 96822-1888
808-956-8255 FAX: 808-988-6052 / www.uhpress.hawaii.edu
Indiana Historical Society Press 450 West Ohio St. Indianapolis, IN 46202-3629
317-232-1882 FAX: 317-234-0079 / www.indianahistory.org/ihs_press
Indiana University Press Sales and Marketing Dept., 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47401
812-855-6657 FAX: 812-856-0415 / www.iupress.indiana.edu
The Jewish Publication Society Sales & Marketing, 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
800-234-3151 FAX: 215-568-2017 / www.jewishpub.org
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-4363
410-516-6900 FAX: 410-516-6968 / www.press.jhu.edu
Louisiana State University Press P.O. Box 25053, Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5053
225-578-6453 FAX: 225-578-6461 / www.lsu.edu/lsupress
University of Massachusetts Press P.O. Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004
413-545-2217 FAX: 413-545-1226 / www.umass.edu/umpress
McGill-Queen’s University Press Marketing Dept., 3430 McTavish St.,
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1X9 / 514-398-2912 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.mcgill.ca
Mercer University Press Marketing Dept., 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207
478-301-2880 FAX: 478-301-2585 / www.mupress.org
University Press of Mississippi Marketing Dept., 3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211
601-432-6205 FAX: 601-432-6217 / www.upress.state.ms.us
Modern Language Association 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789
646-576-5000 FAX: 646-458-0030 / www.mla.org
The National Academies Press/Joseph Henry Press Marketing Dept., 500 Fifth St. NW, Suite 314,
Washington, DC 20001 / 202-334-3108 FAX: 202-334-2793 / www.nap.edu
University of Nebraska Press Marketing Dept., 11 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0630
402-472-4627 FAX: 402-472-6214 / www.nebraskapress.unl.edu
New York University Press Marketing Dept., 838 Broadway, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003
212-998-2588 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org
The University of North Carolina Press 116 South Boundary St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-966-3561 FAX: 919-966-3829 / www.uncpress.unc.edu
The University of North Texas Press P.O. Box 311336, Denton, TX 76203
940-565-2142 FAX: 940-565-4590 / www.unt.edu/untpress
Northern Illinois University Press 2280 Bethany Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115
815-753-9905 FAX: 815-753-1845 / www.niupress.niu.edu
University of Notre Dame Press 310 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-4910 FAX: 574-631-8148 / www.undpress.nd.edu
Ohio University Press/Swallow Press 19 Circle Dr., The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1157 FAX: 740-593-4536 / www.ohio.edu/oupress
University of Pennsylvania Press/Pine Street Books 3905 Spruce St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4112 / 215-898-6263 / FAX: 215-898-0404 / www.pennpress.org
Edizioni Plus/Pisa University Press Lungarno Pacinotti, 43, 56126 Pisa, Italy
39 050 2212056 FAX: 39 050 2212945 / www.edizioniplus.it
Princeton University Press Marketing Dept., 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-4896 FAX: 609-883-7413 / www.pupress.princeton.edu
Purdue University Press Marketing, 509 Harrison St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2025
765-494-8024 FAX: 765-496-2442 / www.thepress.purdue.edu
RAND Corporation Publications, 1776 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407
310-393-0411 FAX: 310-451-6996 / www.rand.org
Russell Sage Foundation Communications Dept., 112 East 64th St., New York, NY 10021
212-750-6000 Fax: 212-371-4761 / www.russellsage.org
Society of Biblical Literature Marketing, 825 Houston Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329
404-727-3100 FAX: 404-727-3101 / www.sbl-site.org
The University of South Carolina Press 718 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-2021 FAX: 803-777-0160 / www.sc.edu/uscpress
Stanford University Press 1450 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304-1124
650-723-9434 FAX:650-725-3457 / www.sup.org
Temple University Press 1601 N. Broad St., 305 USB 305, Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-1108 FAX: 215-204-4719 / www.temple.edu/tempress
University of Texas Press Marketing Dept., P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713
512-471-7233 FAX: 512-232-7178 / www.utexas.edu/utpress.
United States Institute of Peace Press Customer Service, P.O. Box 605, Herdon, VA 20172
800-868-8064 FAX: 703-661-1501 / www.usip.org
Vanderbilt University Press VU Station B, 351813, Nashville, TN 37235
615-343-2446 FAX: 615-343-8823 / www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com
The University of Virginia Press Marketing, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318
434-924-3468 FAX: 434-982-2655 / www.upress.virginia.edu
University of Washington Press Marketing, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096
206-543-4050 FAX: 206-543-3932 / www.washington.edu/uwpress
Wayne State University Press 4809 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201-1309
313-577-6077 FAX: 313-577-6131 / wsupress.wayne.edu
Wesleyan University Press Marketing, 215 Long Ln., Middletown, CT 06459
860-685-7711 FAX: 860-685-7712 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress
Wilfrid Laurier University Press Marketing Dept., 75 University Avenue West,
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The University of Wisconsin Press Marketing Dept., 930 Monroe St., 3rd Fl., Madison, WI 53711
608-263-1110 FAX: 608-263-1132 / www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress
The Woodrow Wilson Center Press 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-691-4000 FAX: 202-691-4001 / www.wilsoncenter.org
Yale University Press Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-0959 FAX: 203-432-8487 / www.yale.edu/yup
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