"Carefully and unobtrusively edited by ghetto survivor Schalkowsky, the material chronicles the removal of Kovno Jews to the ghetto, the savage beatings and rapes and thefts along the way, and the grave and brave attempts of those confined to organize and to maintain some sort of humanity in the eye of the Nazi hurricane. . . . An introduction by Samuel D. Kassow tells what happened, and there is no light whatsoever in that dark story." —Kirkus Reviews
At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence was a challenge. A popular solution was to consult brivnshtelers, Yiddish-language books of model letters. Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl translates selections from these model-letter books and includes essays and annotations that illuminate their role as guides to a past culture.
"Indiana University: Portraits of the Bloomington Campus will make a great coffee-table piece for any lover of good photography, illustrious landscapes, and rich history. . . . [I]t's an excellent keepsake for alumni and the current student body." —Indianapolis Monthly
"One senses that the novelist would be proud of his son: he has created a full portrait of life in the Midwest between the wars and of the collision of depression and the creative mind." —Publishers Weekly (reviewing a previous edition)
"Keith Caldwell's writings . . . have been vital contributions both to the academic literature and to public discourse . . . inspiring an entire generation with their articulate vision of what a sustainable society in harmony with nature’s forces and constraints would require." —Richard N. L. ("Pete") Andrews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Africa has long been the best introduction to the dynamism of the African continent and to the struggles and aspirations of its peoples. This fully updated and largely rewritten 4th edition is thus a most welcome resource for all who seek to introduce students to the complex lived reality of the African continent in the 21st century." —Leonardo A. Villalón, University of Florida
"This is a little book with very big and controversial ideas. It draws a bold, clear line in the sand. African scholars everywhere on the continent will acutely recognize themselves and their condition of work in this. They cannot disagree with the truth of this book, but only with how too fearfully truthful it is." —Tejumola Olaniyan, author of Arrest the Music: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics
This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs.
"This volume brings together much new and exciting scholarship on silent cinema. It is a timely and important scholarly intervention that foregrounds several promising new methodologies for examining space, place, and their relative displacements." —Matthew Solomon, University of Michigan
"Gines carefully moves through Arendt scholarship and Arendt's texts to argue persuasively that explicit discussions of the 'Negro question' point up the limitations of her thinking." —Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University
"It would be difficult to imagine a more comprehensive and thorough study of Rachmaninoff's vocal heritage. Richard Sylvester supplies us with all the information one would wish to have, and it is done not only with complete knowledge of Rachmaninoff's life and creative genius, but also with genuine affection for his type of expression and with inner understanding of Rachmaninoff's idiom. One can learn very much from this unique volume—very inspiring!" —Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor and Pianist
Describing a wide variety of applications, the essays in this volume highlight the methodological and substantive implications of a spatial approach to history. They illustrate how the use of GIS is changing our understanding of the geographies of the past and has become the basis for new ways to study history. Contributors focus on current developments in the use of historical sources and explore the insights gained by applying GIS to develop historiography.