wadde001_500x500Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles

By Lynn Waddell

“A fascinating, mind-opening read.”—The Rumpus

“An intriguing guide off the beaten path for those looking to escape life’s winter blahs in any season.”—Booklist 

“Travelers familiar with the Florida tourist havens of Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa will be amazed by what there is to discover by exploring the less familiar towns and byways.”—Library Journal  

“Be forewarned: As an upright citizen, you may be shocked by sections of Fringe Florida, so rush out and buy it right away.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

“Bask in the off-kilter glow of this completely charming and wonky delight. It’s a circus sideshow in a binding, a barrel of fun.”—Louisville Courier-Journal  

“Lynn Waddell lifts up the rug we sweep the really strange stuff under.”—Tampa Bay Times  

“A relentlessly readable travelogue.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel  

“With dry humor and a keen eye, [Waddell] enters these worlds as an engaged, curious observer.”—Creative Loafing Tampa

“Waddell has the reporter’s eye for odd detail (even amid an abundance of oddity) and the reporter’s knack for getting people with underground stories to tell them anyway. . . . Fringe Florida is a fun tour.”—Florida Book Review

 

westw001_500x500The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites

By Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O’Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

“A powerful case in favor of the need for the identification and preservation of the places that played a role in one of the greatest achievements in history.”—Space Times  

“Details how various sites in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Florida contributed to the successful Apollo missions.”—USA Today

“Explain[s] the necessity of preserving these sites for future generations, and the ways in which the launch facilities, test sites, and even lunar sites can be properly tended.”—Publishers Weekly

“By highlighting the Apollo program and the breadth of sites involved in developing America’s space capabilities up through the moon landings, the authors have demonstrated that the material culture of federal programs in particular should be evaluated within a far broader scope than is normally practiced.”—H-Net Reviews

“Explore[s] the archaeological perspective of preserving sites related to the Project Apollo and moon missions. . . . thoroughly covers the details of the lunar missions and describes how many key landmarks, such as launch pads and other facilities, may no longer exist because of damage and neglect.”—Choice
 
“A solid exploration of the issues at play in the preservation of historic sites associated with the Moon landings, by far the best such work available.”—Public Historian

 

stree002_500x500Dirty Harry’s America: Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash

By Joe Street

“A scrupulously detailed study of the five Dirty Harry films . . . and their huge influence on other films, television shows, and literature.”—Choice

“A detailed analysis of Callahan that could pave the way for historians to consider how culture, film, and politics are interwoven.”—H-Net
 
“Although the Dirty Harry films were released in the seventies and eighties, in the wake of the 2016 primary and general elections, a book like Dirty Harry’s America . . . seems as relevant as ever.”—Journal of American Culture

 

geber001_500x500Victims of Ireland’s Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

By Jonny Geber

“Important and well-conceived. . . . Provides a valuable dataset with which to critically interrogate available historical accounts of the Great Famine, daily life for Ireland’s poorer classes, the experiences of being inmates, and conditions within Ireland’s workhouses.”—Journal of Anthropological Research

“Keenly anticipated. . . . Shows how archaeology can help both academic and non-specialist readers to comprehend the lives of even the most unfortunate.”—Antiquity

“Sets Irish archaeology on an exciting new course by tangibly proving the harshness of the famine and the workhouse system.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America

“Sheds critical new light on the actualities of daily life in Famine-era Ireland, challenges some of the myths about the horrors of the workhouse experience, and restores humanity to the nameless dead.”—Audrey Horning, author of Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic

 

olive003_500x500Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Edited by Wendy Oliver and Doug Risner

“Groundbreaking.”—Broadway World
 
“A useful resource for future researchers interested in the ways that gender in dance intersects with class, race, and sexual orientation.”—Choice

“Few volumes tackle the issue of gender and dance with such currency. A work of high quality, thorough in its composition, impeccable in its rigor, and far reaching in its approach.”—Julie Kerr-Berry, Minnesota State University, Mankato

“Generous with data, this collection of accessible research will inspire a variety of emotions from anger to fascination, prompting us to question our own actions and the shape of the future of dance.”—Barbara Bashaw, Rutgers University

 

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