The Meaning of Military Victory
Bob Mandel, professor of international affairs, examines the meanings, misperceptions, and challenges associated with military victory in the context of the nontraditional wars of recent decades.
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006. 190 pages. $20.
Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny
Robert J. Miller J.D. '91, associate professor of law, offers important new insights into Jefferson's Indian policy, the significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the origins of Manifest Destiny ideology in 19th-century America.
Praeger Publishers, 2006. 240 pages. $50.
Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age
Bruce Podobnik, associate professor of sociology, offers a timely look at key transitions in energy use over the past 100 years.
Temple University Press, 2005. 240 pages. $23.
How We Spent Our Time
Vern Rutsala, professor emeritus of English, offers poems that, according to one reviewer, are "conversational but endlessly skillful in the ways they keep the language vivid and fresh and surprising."
University of Akron Press, 2006. 84 pages. $15.
The Promise of Progressivism: Angelo Patri and Urban Education
James Wallace, professor emeritus of education, pens a biography of Angelo Patri, a progressive educator of the early 20th century who helped immigrants and mainstream Americans understand one another and work toward the common good.
Peter Lang Publishing, 2006. 264 pages. $33.
Literary Research and the British Romantic Era: Strategies and Sources
Jennifer Bowers '84 coauthors this guide that discusses both primary and secondary research resources for the Romantic era.
Scarecrow Press, 2005. 272 pages. $45.
Roosevelt and the Holocaust: A Rooseveltian Remembers the Times and Explores the Policies
Brian Josepher '90 coauthors this book that explores the contentious subject of Franklin D. Roosevelt's response to the Holocaust.
Barricade Books, 2006. 320 pages. $18.
Holsteins on the Serengeti: Strategies, Analogies, and Perspectives for the Biology Classroom
Robert Orr M.A.T. '05 draws upon 26 years of teaching experience to offer suggestions on teaching general biology.
BookSurge Publishing, 2006. 224 pages. $15.
Happily Ever After: Using Storybooks in a Preschool Setting
Katy Preston M.Ed. '96 offers 17 creative storybook-based units for use with preschoolers.
Butte Publications, 2006. $26.
Breaking Murphy's Law: How Optimists Get What They Want From Lifeľand Pessimists Can Too
Suzanne Segerstrom '90 surveys the scientific data on optimism (including her own award-winning research) to reveal that it's not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it.
The Guilford Press, 2006. 232 pages. $13.
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