NEW RELEASES

New Academia Academic Books

STRANGERS WHEN WE MET: A Century of American Community in Kuwait
W. Nathaniel Howell

This book relates the story of Americans living in Kuwait, from 1911 to 2011, and provides a positive example of service and accommodation between two peoples who began their interaction as strangers.

SEEING THINGS: How Your Imagination Shapes You and Your World
James P.M. Walsh, S.J., PhD

This book stands as an eloquent and accessible mini-course in the place of imagination in moral theology.

POLITICAL ISLAM AND THE INVENTION OF TRADITION
Nicholas P. Roberts

This work provides seeks to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted phenomenon of political Islam, especially in the context of the post-Arab Spring Middle East.

FADE FROM RED: The Cold War Ex-Enemy in Russian and American Film 1990-2005
Helena and Margaret B. Goscilo

This book offers a political reading of Russian and American films in the Yeltsin era. It explores how both Russian cinema’s and Hollywood’s representation of the “partner” relied on old strategies to preserve claims of national superiority.

ART CRITIQUES: A Guide. Third definitive edition revised and expanded
James Elkins

This is a guidebook for art students at the college level (BA, BFA, MFA, PhD). Compared to other books on critique, this book is more colorful, more engaging, and less formal.

AGNOLO BRONZINO: The Muse of Florence
Liana De Girolami Cheney
This book investigates the many important artistic and art historical issues associated with the paintings and writings of  Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572).

 

Nonfiction

HEARD AND OVERHEARD: Words Wise (and Otherwise) with Politicians, Statesmen, and Real People
James W. Symington

A memoir-anthology of episodes by a connoisseur/ participant. The author was right-hand man for Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ambassador Jock Whitney, and he was present as national and world events unfolded.

ECONOMICS AND DIPLOMACY: A Life in the Foreign Service of the United States
Deane R. Hinton

This memoir presents a reliable firsthand account of the development of U.S. strategic economic policy and the new institutions that became the framework for trade, aid, economic growth, and monetary policy.

AMBASSADOR TO A SMALL WORLD: Letters from Chad
Christopher E. Goldthwait
The book touches on U.S. foreign policy, foreign aid, and the life of the small American community in one of the continent’s most isolated countries. And it examines sharp contrasts within Chad and between Chad and the United States.
THE AMERICAN CONSUL: A History of the United States Consular Service 1776–1924. Revised Second Edition
Charles S. Kennedy

This book traces the significant history of the U.S. Consular Service, America's principal representation abroad through most its history.

THE MIND OF THE AFRICAN STRONGMAN: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures
Herman J. Cohen

This book offers a colorful and penetrating look at African cultural norms and imperatives at the core of African political and economic performance over the past half-century.

POT SHARDS: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas
Donald P. Gregg

A memoir, based on the author’s memorable experiences as a CIA’s agent on the island of Saipan, in Japan, in Burma, in the Vietnam War,in Korea,  and ten years in the White House, working for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush.

 

Fiction/Poetry

SIBERIAN SECRETS
G.K. George
Siberian Secrets is the final volume in a trilogy of historical fiction that follows the investigations of Inspector Vasiliev and Sergeant Serov of the Moscow police into the plots to assassinate Alexander II, the pogroms in Kiev and the Siberian exile system.
THE ROGUE AND OTHER PORTUGUESE STORIES
Julieta Almeida Rodrigues
Written from a sociological perspective, these stories illuminate a wide range of topics in contemporary Portugal.
REBMANN: A Novel
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
A historical novel based on the life of Johannes Rebmann, 1820-76, describing his missionary travels to East Africa.
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.

 

Memoirs

MASS FOR NANKING’S 1937: Synchronizing Musics and Tonal Rhyming onto Poetry
Wing-chi Chan
These poems crystallize a personal style that integrates English rhetoric with Italian musical terms and non-traditional rhyming words.
LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE: A Memoir
Grace Cavalieri

This book chronicles a career in writing poetry, broadcasting, publishing, teaching, and writing for theater.

THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY: Poems
Grace Cavalieri
This is a book of poems, a document, testament, memorial for the author’s deceased husband―The Man Who Got Away
THE WHITE SPIDER IN MY HAND: Poems
Sonja James

This is a collection of postmodern poetry that explores the intensities and nuances of feminist expression. The poems address the subjects of family, the natural world, and contemporary society.

THE ALTAR OF INNOCENCE: Poems
Ann Bracken

The poems in this volume, based on events in the author’s life, explore the 1960s culture of secrecy surrounding alcoholism and depression and their effects on herself as a young girl.