New releases for January

DecipheringDeciphering the New Antisemitism
Edited by Alvin H. Rosenfeld

"This volume, rich in information . . . is recommended as a valuable compilation of research and analysis that will help concerned readers track the evolution of anti-Semitism and determine which trends are most worrisome." —Publishers Weekly

White-robesWhite Robes, Silver Screens
Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan
Tom Rice

"Rice sets out how the propagandist power of the klan has always lay in its spectacle; in its regalia, and hoods, and fiery crosses . . . Within it, for the careful reader, lies a lesson on how extremists spread their hatred under other banners today." —The Guardian

DerailedDerailed by Bankruptcy
Life after the Reading Railroad
Howard H. Lewis
Foreword by John C. Spychalski

"Lewis has done the impossible—written an engaging and very human story about a railroad bankruptcy. I was deeply involved in the great railroad crisis of the early 1970s while at the FRA and USRA but still learned a lot from Derailed by Bankruptcy. This book is essential reading for those interested in a turbulent time when freight railroading came close to being nationalized." —Jim McClellan, Senior Vice President at Norfolk Southern (retired)

Jack-delanoThe Railroad Photography of Jack Delano
Tony Reevy
Foreword by Pablo Delano

"Jack Delano had a successful career as a photographer and was widely recognized for his evocative scenes of railway workers and their equipment. In this book, Reevy has presented a topical summary for a comprehensive and well-designed coverage of this worthy subject." —J. Parker Lamb, author of Railroads of Meridian

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Iron-roadThe Iron Road in the Prairie State
The Story of Illinois Railroading
Simon Cordery

"The Iron Road in the Prairie State is an informative and beautifully written overview of railroading in Illinois, the hub of the national transportation network. Through the birth, growth, decline, and resurgence of the railroads, Simon Cordery has admirably set local developments in the broader context of national changes in business, labor, and regulatory patterns." —Albert J. Churella, author of The Pennsylvania Railroad: Building an Empire 

In-writingIN Writing
Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State
Douglas A. Wissing

"A must-read for anyone with affection for our state, Douglas Wissing has given me a manifesto he might not be aware I needed! Always searching for the perfect response to the (often snide) question 'why do you want to live in Indiana?' I am now equipped with a literary response. IN Writing is a smart, witty, and enchanting encapsulation of all the state’s magic. Wissing has given Hoosiers a great gift." —Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of So Cold the River

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Crow-killerCrow Killer
The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson
New Edition
Raymond W. Thorp and Robert Bunker
New Introduction by Nathan E. Bender

As the story goes, one morning in 1847 John Johnson returned to his cabin to find the remains of his murdered Indian wife and unborn child. Crow Killer tells of his decades-long war to avenge his beloved. Whether seen as a realistic glimpse of a long ago fierce frontier world, or as a mythic retelling of the many tales spun around and by Johnson, Crow Killer is unforgettable.

BassoonBassoon Reed Making
A Pedagogic History
Christin Schillinger

Christin Schillinger details the historical pedagogical trends of bassoon reed making to examine the impact different methods have had on the practice of reed making and performance today. Aimed at practitioners and pedagogues of the bassoon, this book provides a deeper understanding of the history and technique surrounding reed-making craft and instruction.

Greek-orthodoxGreek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul
Nation and Community in the Era of Reform
Merih Erol

Merih Erol draws on archival evidence from ecclesiastical and lay sources dealing with understandings of Byzantine music and history, forms of religious chanting, the life stories of individual cantors, and other popular and scholarly sources of the period. Audio examples keyed to the text are available on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.

Faculty-devFaculty Development and Student Learning
Assessing the Connections
William Condon, Ellen R. Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, Carol Rutz, and Gudrun Willett
Foreword by Mary Taylor Huber
Afterword by Richard Haswell

"This book provides a careful study not only of the ways that faculty development changes teachers’ conceptions of student learning and how to foster it, but what those changes actually yield in student achievement. At a time of major pressures for higher education institutions to defend their value and account for their outcomes, this book could not be more welcome." —Chris M. Anson, North Carolina State University

Critical-readingCritical Reading in Higher Education
Academic Goals and Social Engagement
Karen Manarin, Miriam Carey, Melanie Rathburn, and Glen Ryland
Foreword by Pat Hutchings

This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.

Imagined-landImagined Landscapes
Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives
Jane Stadler, Peta Mitchell, and Stephen Carleton

This book presents an integrated perspective on the translation of space across narrative forms and pioneers new ways of seeing and understanding landscape. It offers fresh insights on cultural topography and spatial history by examining the technical and conceptual challenges of georeferencing fictional and fictionalized places in narratives.