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Bold They Rise    Bold They Rise
The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986
David Hitt and Heather R. Smith
Foreword by Bob Crippen

Bold They Rise tells the story of the Space Shuttle through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who made it happen—in space and on the ground, from the days of research and design through the heroic accomplishments of the program to the tragic last minutes of the Challenger disaster.

The Soccer Diaries The Soccer Diaries
An American’s Thirty-Year Pursuit of the International Game
Michael J. Agovino

Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country.

Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History Arnie, Seve, and a Fleck of Golf History
Heroes, Underdogs, Courses, and Championships
Bill Fields
Foreword by Ben Crenshaw

In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century.

When Baseball Went White When Baseball Went White
Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime
Ryan A. Swanson

The story of Jackie Robinson valiantly breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947 is one that most Americans know. But less recognized is the fact that some seventy years earlier, following the Civil War, baseball was tenuously biracial and had the potential for a truly open game. How, then, did the game become so firmly segregated that it required a trailblazer like Robinson?

Bar Mitzvah, a History Bar Mitzvah, a History
Rabbi Michael Hilton

How did bar mitzvah develop over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism? How did it capture the imagination of even non-Jewish youth? Bar Mitzvah, A History is a comprehensive account of the ceremonies and celebrations for both boys and girls.

The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition
James H. Howard
With a new foreword by Raymond J. DeMallie and Douglas R. Parks

Based on Howard’s fieldwork in the 1970s and supplemented by written sources, The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition descriptively reconstructs their traditional culture, many aspects of which are still practiced or remembered by Canadian Sioux although long forgotten by their relatives in the United States.

Native Diasporas Native Diasporas
Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas
Edited by Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman

Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century.

The Awakening Coast The Awakening Coast
An Anthology of Moravian Writings from Mosquitia and Eastern Nicaragua, 1849-1899
Edited, translated, and annotated by Karl Offen and Terry Rugeley

The Awakening Coast offers the first comprehensive English-language selection of the writings of the multinational missionaries who established the Moravian faith among the indigenous and Afro-descendant populations through the turbulent years of the Great Awakening of 1881 to 1882, when converts flocked to the church and the mission’s membership more than doubled.

Busy in the Cause Busy in the Cause
Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
Lowell J. Soike

Busy in the Cause explores the role of the Midwest in shaping national politics concerning slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Film and Everyday Eco-disasters Film and Everyday Eco-disasters
Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann

Film and Everyday Eco-disasters examines changing perspectives toward everyday eco-disasters as reflected in the work of filmmakers from the silent era forward, with an emphasis on recent films such as Dead Ahead, an HBO dramatization of the Exxon Valdez disaster; Total Recall, a science fiction action film highlighting oxygen as a commodity; The Devil Wears Prada, a comment on the fashion industry; and Food, Inc., a documentary interrogation of the food industry.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems
Edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin
Introduction by Elizabeth Duquette

The well-educated daughter of a minister, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911) was introduced to writing at a young age, as both her mother and father were published writers.

Prairie Dog Empire Prairie Dog Empire
A Saga of the Shortgrass Prairie
Paul A. Johnsgard

This book by the renowned naturalist and writer Paul A. Johnsgard tells the complex biological and environmental story of the western Great Plains under the black-tailed prairie dog’s reign—and then under a brief but devastating century of human dominion.

Ambassadors from Earth Ambassadors from Earth
Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft
Jay Gallentine

Ambassadors from Earth reminds us that our first mad scrambles to reach orbit, the moon, and the planets were littered with enough histrionics and cliff-hanging turmoil to rival the most far-out sci-fi film. But it all really happened!