"Like many generations of celebrated African American concert artists, I am an inheritor of the legacy left by the great Roland Hayes. Yet, we hardly know his name today. With this long overdue book, the oversight is now remedied." —Lawrence Brownlee, Metropolitan Opera
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"Kotlowski works in multiple contexts ranging from Indiana history to the development of liberalism in America to internal presidential politics to America's colonial empire, but he also has a feel for McNutt the man. He situates the story within the best recent historiography and makes a good case for exploring FDR from the margins while focusing on McNutt." —Allan M. Winkler, author of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America
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Beginning with the unexpected success of Atari's Pong in the 1970s, this book explores the points of convergence at which gaming and sports culture merge.
"Teaiwa deals with the great sense of betrayal, loss, and displacement indigenous Banabans suffered through as well as the harsh physical toll decades of excessive mining has taken on the land. With a justified sense of outrage, Teaiwa educates her audience without alienating it, laying bare the consequences of reaping such a natural bounty at the expense of others." —Publishers Weekly
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"Hadrosaurs have not had the wide publicity of their flesh-eating cousins, the theropods, but this remarkable dinosaur group offers unique opportunities to explore aspects of palaeobiology such as growth and sexual dimorphism. In a comprehensive collection of papers, all the hadrosaur experts of the world present their latest work, exploring topics as diverse as taxonomy and stratigraphy, locomotion and skin colour." —Michael Benton, University of Bristol
Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. Racing to Justice challenges us to replace attitudes and institutions that promote and perpetuate social suffering with those that foster relationships and a way of being that transcends disconnection and separation.
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American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state, and local levels. A new chapter in this revised and updated edition examines the debate about “big government” over the last 20 years.
"Lucidly organized, deeply researched, and excellently written, this book brings into view an entire dimension of Czech film that has hitherto been invisible." —John Kenneth MacKay, author of Inscription and Modernity: From Wordsworth to Mandelstam
"A uniquely detailed account of the process of restoring and rebuilding historic buildings, the evolution of official policies and attitudes [and] of the ways in which exhibits in the city and at the reconstructed palaces became 'mobilization tools par excellence.'" —Lisa Kirschenbaum, author of The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941–1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments
New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Showing how media are rarely neutral vehicles of expression, the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume analyze the mutual imbrications of media and religion during times of rapid technological and social change in various places throughout Africa.