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Bullard, Thomas E.

The Myth and Mystery of UFOs

418 pp., 6” x 9”, 24 photos, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2010

University Press of Kansas

A long-anticipated comprehensive survey of the mysterious, frustrating, and ever-evolving UFO phenomenon and our collective efforts to study and understand it. Engagingly written by one of the most respected scholars within the field of serious UFO research. “Bullard looks at UFOs through his own training as a university professor with a Ph.D. in folklore and comes to many fascinating conclusions....His bibliography is impressive, and the book is a full account of UFO sightings and the development of ‘Ufology.’ Those interested in the UFO phenomenon will find tons of interesting material to ponder and a different way of looking at it.”—Library Journal

LC 2010026289, ISBN 9780700617296 (c.)




Luey, Beth

Expanding the American Mind: Books and the Popularization of Knowledge

224 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“Luey writes lucidly and perceptively, and her book is replete with insights and historical knowledge....Highly recommended.”—Choice

LC 2010003404, ISBN 9781558498167 (c.), ISBN 9781558498174 (p.)




Bloom, John

There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell

224 pp., 6” x 9”, 6 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“Cosell—a lawyer by training—was as improbable a sports figure as can be imagined.... Many of the contradictions of his character and the finer intricacies of his legacy are teased out in this carefully observed portrait.”—Publishers Weekly

LC 2010037284, ISBN 9781558498365 (c.), ISBN 9781558498372 (p.)




Royko, Mike

(Edited by David Royko)

Royko in Love: Mike’s Letters to Carol

254 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 15 halftones, $24.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

The University of Chicago Press

Street-smart, wickedly funny, piercingly perceptive, and eloquent enough to win a Pulitzer Prize, Mike Royko continues to have legions of devoted fans who still wonder “what Royko would have said” about some outrageous piece of news. One thing he hardly ever wrote or talked about, though, was his private life, especially the time he shared with his first wife, Carol. She was the love of his life, and her premature death at the age of forty-four shook him to his soul. Royko in Love offers that story’s moving and utterly beguiling beginning in letters that “Mick” Royko, then a young airman, wrote to his childhood sweetheart.

LC 2010000258, ISBN 9780226730783 (c.)




Regier, Willis Goth


272 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 10 illustrations, 1 table, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2010

University of Nebraska Press

Erasmus advised readers to learn quotations by heart and copy them everywhere: write them in the front and back of books; inscribe them on rings and cups; paint them on doors and walls, “even on the glass of a window.” We quote to admire, provoke, commemorate, dispute, play, and inspire. Quotations signal class, club, clique, and alma mater. They animate wit, relay prophecies, guide meditation, and accessorize fashion. In Quotology, Regier draws on world literature and contemporary events to show how vital quotations are, how they are collected and organized, and how deceptive they can be. He probes all these aspects, identifying fifty-nine types of quotations, including misquotations and anonymous sayings.

LC 2010006336, ISBN 9780803217522 (p.)




Elder, Robert K.

Last Words of the Executed

304 pp., 6” x 9”, $22.50 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

The University of Chicago Press

The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, Last Words of the Executed explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes.

LC 2009038402, ISBN 9780226202686 (c.)


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