NEW RELEASES

New Academia Academic Books

COMMUNIST INTIMACY
Jasna Koteska

This book analyzes the nature of the police states in Eastern Europe (especially, in ex-Yugoslavia) during the communist era.

CINEMA UNCHAINED: The Films of Quentin Tarantino
Simona Brancati
Translator Louise Hipwell

This book explores the intriguing cinematic world of Quentin Tarantino.

CODED LETTERS, CONCEALED LOVE: The Larger Lives of Harriett Freeman and Edward Everett Hale
Sara Day
This is the chronicle of the secret romance between Hale and Freeman revealed for the first time through 3,000 of their love letters (1884–1909), written partly in code.
SIAMO QUEL CHE MANGIAMO? Sostenibilità e arte
Antonio d’Avossa, ed.

This is the catalogue of an art exhibit organized jointly by the Brera Academy in Milan, Italy, and the Corcoran Museum in Washington, DC, to show the connection between art and food. Opening: December 11, 2013

EXITS AND ENTRANCES: Interviews with Seven Who Reshaped African-American Images in Movies
Frank Manchel

This is a sequel to Every Step a Struggle, and portrays the far-reaching turnaround in the representation of blacks on the stage and screen from the post-World War II era to the early 1970s.

 

Nonfiction

THE SMALL FARMER CAN: Buyer-Led Approach Rescues Rural Bolivian Families from Poverty
Preston S. Pattie

Rather than focusing on project assistance, this book emphasizes the success of rural Bolivian families to carry out their own productive business activities.

MEMOIRS OF A FOREIGN SERVICE ARABIST
Richard B. Parker

Parker’s experiences in the Foreign Service shed light on many aspects of U.S. diplomacy in the Near East, an area of continuing interest and concern today.

RADIO FREE EUROPE: An Insider's View
J. F. Brown

This is the story of the critical role played by Radio Free Europe during the Cold War, as recounted by veteran RFE official J. F. Brown, who served as director from 1978 to 1983.

FILM CRITIC TALKS: Interviews with StanleyKauffmann, 1972-2012
Bert Cardullo

This collection of interviews provides a virtual history of the journalistic practice of criticism in contemporary America. Susan Sontag proclaimed Stanley Kauffmann “one of our national treasures.”



FROM THE INSIDE OUT
John D. Tinny

This is the account of Tinny’s career in the Foreign Service, starting in 1956. The murder of Her Britannic Majesty’s vice consul, climaxed Day One at his first post in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

THE REAGAN-GORBACHEV ARMS CONTROL BREAKTHROUGH
David T. Jones, ed.

This book analyzes the elimination of intermediate- range nuclear force missiles through vivid, fresh impressions by those who conducted the INF negotiations.

 

Fiction/Memoirs

WORD: Short Stories
Fuat M. Andic

The book includes seventeen short stories related to ordinary people faced with an extraordinary situation.

THE SWALLOWS OF MONTE CASSINO: A Novel
by Helena Janeczek, tr. Frederika Randall

This novel hinges on the battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, in World War II, covering the international contingents and their contribution to that victory.

MAKE MARZIPAN, NOT WAR: Crazy rhymes for crazy times
Sabrina P. Ramet

Think of this as a course catalogue, with courses arranged into departments. As the great French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes once noted, if you really want to live, first think about it.

IN BLACK BEAR COUNTRY
Maureen Waters
In this book of poems the bears are intended to suggest unpredictability, the mysterious and dangerous aspects of experience and the possibility of love.
DC Undercover
Oscar Bartoli
In this thriller every chapter heightens the suspense. The subtext is the energy crisis that affects the global economy; the hero is a Bond-like daredevil.
I HEAR A SONG IN MY HEAD: A Memoir in Stories of Love, Fear, Doctoring, and Flight
Nergesh Tejani

Set in Uganda of the sixties with bookends in India and New York, this doctor’s story tells of a turbulent political time when colonial Uganda graduated to self-rule.