NEW RELEASES

New Academia Academic Books

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).
REAL AND PHANTOM PAINS: An Anthology of New Russian Drama
John Freedman, ed.

The plays selected for this anthology reflect the issues and styles typical of the new wave of dramatic writing in Russia.

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

This book explores the intriguing cinematic world of Quentin Tarantino.

 

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/Memoirs

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.

HISTORY OF RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION<br>in Humorous Verse
Sabrina P. Ramet

This collection of humorous verses will afford some amusement to those who already know something about Russian/Soviet history, and may inspire those who do not to explore this subject in a serious way.