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That They Lived

African Americans Who Changed the World

Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones

Biographies on African Americans who will inspire today’s youth.

Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347546
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347553

Luchino Visconti and the Fabric of Cinema

Joe McElhaney

Unveils the metaphoric and theoretical possibilities of fabric in the films of Luchino Visconti.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814348260
$94.99
Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814343081
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814343098

Inviting Interruptions

Wonder Tales in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Jennifer Orme

Fairy-tale texts and images that address contemporary issues in unsettling, intersectional, and wondrous ways.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814346990
$92.99
Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347003
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347010

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

My 36 Years in the Senate

Carl Levin

Former senator Carl Levin’s memoir demonstrates the value of pragmatism, empathy, and compromise.

Hardback
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814348390
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814348406

Scratching the Surface

Adventures in Storytelling

A Memoir by Harvey Ovshinsky
Foreword by Don Gonyea

The inspiring story of one of Detroit’s most creative and prolific storytellers.

Paperback
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344743
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344750

Starring Tom Cruise

Edited by Sean Redmond

Interdisciplinary star study of one of the most iconic Hollywood celebrities of the last thirty-five years.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814347171
$92.99
Paperback
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814347188
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814347195

When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338

How Other People Make Love

Stories by Thisbe Nissen

Love stories wherein people ask themselves: what is love?

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348369
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348376

Rescue, Relief, and Resistance

The Jewish Labor Committee's Anti-Nazi Operations, 1934–1945

Catherine Collomp
Translated by Susan Emanuel

How American labor leaders came to the rescue of political and Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346198
$94.99
Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346204
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346211

Batman: The Animated Series

Joe Sutliff Sanders

A deep dive into the wildly successful 1990s animated series Batman.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345405
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345412

Mapping Fairy-Tale Space

Pastiche and Metafiction in Borderless Tales

Christy Williams

Examines how popular fairy tales collapse narrative borders and reimagine the genre for the twenty-first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348277
$92.99
Paperback
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814343838
$32.99
eBOOK
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814343845

Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

Defines the distinctive field of Jewish cultural studies and its basis in folkloristic, psychological, and ethnological approaches.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348284
$92.99
Paperback
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338759
$39.99
eBOOK
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338766

The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw

The Afterlife of the Revolt

Avinoam J. Patt

Analyzes how the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was interpreted and commemorated following the revolt.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345160
$94.99
Paperback
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348352
$46.99
eBOOK
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345177

The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction

Erin McGlothlin

Examines textual representations of the consciousness of men responsible for committing Holocaust crimes.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346143
$92.99
Paperback
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348345
$39.99
eBOOK
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346150

After "Happily Ever After"

Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age

Edited by Maria San Filippo

Explores romantic comedy’s revitalizing response to shifting sexual and social mores of the past decade.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346730
$92.99
Paperback
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346747
$34.99
eBOOK
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346754

Resetting the Scene

Classical Hollywood Revisited

Edited by Philippa Gates and Katherine Spring

Showcases cutting-edge work by renowned researchers of classical Hollywood filmmaking.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347805
$94.99
Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347799
$36.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347812

Barbara Hammer

Pushing Out of the Frame

Sarah Keller

Surveys the boundary-pushing career of pioneering filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348598
$92.99
Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348581
$35.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348604

Gun/Shy

Poems by Jim Daniels

Poems that seek stability in family and community while coping with a country full of conflict and change.

Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348789
$16.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348796

Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348826
$26.99
Hardback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341261
$39.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341278

When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Poems by Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$16.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512

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