"The book is detailed, well documented, and a fascinating analysis of a musical milieu that was less visible than the neo-klezmer movement . . . Just as valuable as the text is the availability of supplemental audio and video through a free account at ethnomultimedia.org . . . An outstanding study of a fascinating slice of New York culture." —Library Journal
This sequel to The Bill Cook Story explores the Indiana entrepreneur's final years, when the restoration work he championed became a driving force in his life and a source of great satisfaction and pleasure. Hammel includes fond recollections of Cook’s extraordinary life and legacy, and the continuing saga of the company he founded as it looks toward a bright future.
"The book fills a serious historical gap in the understanding of large unit command during World War II. Adams's use of the Griess interviews [with Devers] . . . is a significant contribution in itself." —Stephen A. Bourque, author of Jayhawk! The VII Corps in the Persian Gulf War
Winner, 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, Gold Medal in Political Science
A veteran Senate aide and a former Senate Parliamentarian maintain that the filibuster is fundamental to the character of the Senate, providing an instructive historical overview of the development of Senate rules and arguing passionately for measured reforms. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events, this edition includes a new chapter recounting the events of 2012–13.
"Suggests a new interpretation of the role of pharmacists where, far from being minor participants and supporting actors, they instead become key players in health care delivery." —Kalala Ngalamulume, Bryn Mawr College
This landmark book focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema, offering both a coherent, historical overview and an in-depth critical analysis of Arab filmmaking.
"Carefully wrought and consummately presented, Günter Figal promises a rehabilitation of aesthetics against philosophical approaches that would detach the significance of art from the question of beauty." —Theodore George, Texas A&M University
"Sure to strike an immediate nerve and to be a springboard for lively scholarly and public discussions, especially as it tackles highly timely issues such as gender, conversion, and race." —Asher Biemann, University of Virginia
"I was struck in reading Campbell's work how much Russia's 'Muslim Question' remains a pressing contemporary issue. In addition to being a major contribution to the history of nationality, religious identity, and governance in late imperial Russia, Campbell's book, by implication, offers a better understanding of the analogous issues in the contemporary world." —William G. Rosenberg, co-author (with Francis X. Blouin, Jr.) of Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives