Lisa Knopp Double Book Special!

Author Lisa Knopp’s two award-winning books are now available at special prices!

Use code KDBS2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires December 31st, 2018.


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Bread: A Memoir of Hunger by Lisa Knopp

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2102-5 • hardcover

“Disordered eating is often misunderstood, and conversations surrounding the topic are challenging to tackle; Knopp provides an informative, intriguing account of her experiences, lending a voice to those who experience similar circumstances and who frequently feel ignored.”—Choice

∼Winner of the 2017 Nebraska Book Award∼

 

∼2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title∼

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What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Plate by Lisa Knopp

Regularly $19.95 • Now $12 • 978-0-8262-1974-9 • paperback

In this informed and lyrical collection of interwoven essays, Lisa Knopp explores the physical and cultural geography of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte, rivers she has come to understand and cherish. At the same time, she contemplates how people experience landscape, identifying three primary roles of environmental perception: the insider, the outsider, and the outsider seeking to become an insider. Viewing the waterways through these approaches, she searches for knowledge and meaning.

∼Winner of the 2013 Nebraska Book Award∼
 
∼Honorable Mention for the Association for Literature and the Environment’s 2013 Environmental Creative Nonfiction Award∼

A Republic in Crisis: A Postscript to Farewell to Prosperity

9780826220295Lisle A. Rose’s 2014 A Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America is an in-depth study of the Liberal and Conservative forces that fought each other to shape American political culture and character during the nation’s most prosperous years. The book’s central theme is the bitter struggle to fashion post–World War II society between a historic Protestant Ethic that equated free-market economics and money-making with Godliness and a new, secular Liberal temperament that emerged from the twin ordeals of depression and world war to stress social justice and security. Now, Rose has written a postscript that focuses on the current political situation under “Trumpism.”

The University of Missouri Press encourages the free exchange of ideas. Occasionally, we host additional content from our authors, giving them the chance to discuss their work, others’ work or the world at large. The views and opinions expressed in these posts are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the University of Missouri Press.

Read the entire postscript here:

Farewell to Prosperity Postscript: A Republic in Crisis


Other titles by Lisle A. Rose

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Seas, Skies, and Submarines
$36.95 • 9780826221056 • Hardcover • 344 pp. • 25 illus.

 

 

 

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The Life of Richard E. Byrd
$34.95 • 9780826217820 • Hardcover • 568 pp. • 32 illus.

 

 

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The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918
$24.95 • 9780826217011 • Paperback • 384 pp. • 16 illus.

 

 

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The Breaking Storm, 1919-1945
$24.95 • 9780826217028 • Paperback • 536 pp. • 21 illus.

 

 

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A Violent Peace, 1942-2006
$24.95 • 9780826217035 • Paperback • 392 pp. • 14 illus.

Coffee Table Books Special

Several of our beautiful books of photography are 30% or more off the original price!

Use code CTB2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
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Animals Always: 100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo by Mary Delach Leonard

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-1855-1 • hardcover • 61 b&w & 86 color

Through page after page of surprises-pictures never before published and amazing historical facts-as well as anecdotes sure to stir memories, this delightful volume captures an institution that has always been one step ahead. And Jeffrey P. Bonner, president and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo today, gives readers a peek at what’s in store for the Zoo in the not-too-distant future. Animals Always is a vibrant tribute to the Saint Louis Zoo’s innovation, dedication, and long-standing commitment to the people of St. Louis.


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BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited by Edgar I. Ailor

Regularly $34.95 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1969-5 • hardcover • 1 map, 363 color illus.

“For three decades, it has been our honor to publish William Least-Heat Moon’s Blue Highways. The Ailors’ Blue Highways Revisited is a spectacular companion piece to that American classic. Their photos are breathtaking, perfectly synchronized not just to Heat Moon’s American odyssey, but our deepest need to see the world anew. I’ve read Blue Highways a dozen times, and yet it is now, thanks to this beautiful, heartfelt volume, that I feel I’ve most closely connected with it. Blue Highways Revisited is a magnificent celebration-and worthy of magnificent celebration itself.”—Geoff Shandler, Editor in Chief, Little, Brown and Company


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The Galápagos: Exploring Darwin’s Tapestry by John Hess

Regularly $49.95 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-1837-7 • hardcover • 188 color

“This is a beautifully illustrated and informative introduction to the life of Galápagos. It’s just the book to get the overall picture, and to use as a guide if the reader is fortunate enough to visit this amazing archipelago.”–Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and author of Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth


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Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy, Second Edition edited by Susan Flader

Regularly $49.99 • Now $30 • 978-0-9968-0580-3 • hardcover • 500+ illus.

In this stunning book, four accomplished writers and lifelong conservationists team up with keen-eyed photographers to capture the compelling history, beauty, and recreational value of Missouri’s unique state park system, one that has been ranked among the top four in the nation. The book features hundreds of photographs and includes information on all 88 state parks and historic sites, including the longest developed rails-to-trail project in the nation, homes of famous Missourians, Civil War battlefields, and other reminders of the past such as mills and covered bridges. The authors tell the complete story of the park system, from its inception in 1917 to the newest state park created in 2015, encompassing much of Missouri’s history as well as its scenic and varied landscape.


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The Mississippi: A Visual Biography by Quinta Scott

Regularly $49.95 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-1840-7 • hardcover • 200 color, 14 maps

Consider the Misi-zibi, the Great River: what natural forces took sixty thousand years to shape, we Americans molded to our needs in three hundred, damaging its wetlands, in some cases, beyond repair. Photographer Quinta Scott has documented the progression of the Mississippi River from its source at Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, with hundreds of stopping points along the way. In this remarkable volume-the only book to focus on the topography of the whole river and its floodplain-she blends images and text to weave a comprehensive view of the riparian landscape as a living organism and of the effects of human intervention on its natural processes.


New Regionalism
New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes by Bryan Dawes Haynes and Karen Glines

Regularly $49.99 • Now $30 • 978-0-9749-3417-4 • hardcover • 200 illus.

In this beautiful coffee table book, Haynes presents the progression of his art career from the 1980s to the present, including his commercial work and murals, but mainly focusing on what he is best known for: his landscape and historical paintings, particularly those of Missouri. These are carefully researched and the details of historical figures’ clothing, tools, activities, and the surrounding landscape are painstakingly accurate. These details enhance the breathtaking beauty of his landscapes and people.

Halloween/Day of the Dead Book Special!

Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead! These special books are must reads for these two holidays and are now 40% off!

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Faces like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks by Matthew J. Hernando

Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-2041-7 • hardcover • 10 illus.

“The Bald Knobbers were practitioners of personal and political killings and assaults who terrorized southwestern Missouri in the 1880s. Numbering in the hundreds, these vigilantes punished wrongdoing as they saw it and inspired an opposition group (with the appropriate sobriquet, the ‘Anti-Bald Knobbers’) before being suppressed at the end of the decade. Matthew J. Hernando has produced what is probably their first critical history and also a commensurate contribution to the history of extralegal violence in an area of the country that might be termed a liminal portal between the New South and the Wild West.”—Journal of Southern History


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Communities of Death: Whitman, Poe, and the American Culture of Mourning by Adam C. Bradford

Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-2019-6 • hardcover • 16 illus.

To 21st century readers, 19th century depictions of death look macabre if not maudlin—the mourning portraits and quilts, the postmortem daguerreotypes, and the memorial jewelry now hopelessly, if not morbidly, distressing. Yet this sentimental culture of mourning and memorializing provided opportunities to the bereaved to assert deeply held beliefs, forge social connections, and advocate for social and political change. This culture also permeated the literature of the day, especially the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. Adam C. Bradford explores the ways in which the ideas, rituals, and practices of mourning were central to the work of both authors.


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The Ghost in the Little House: A Life of Rose Wilder Lane by William Holtz

Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1015-9 • paperback

“Did Laura Ingalls Wilder really write the ‘Little House’ books? William Holtz’s biography of Rose Wilder Lane, The Ghost in the Little House, answers this question in a way that will jolt fans of the much-loved children’s series. . . . Holtz’s vivid and sympathetic biography brings to our attention the real accomplishments of a remarkable and complicated woman who is no longer nameless: Rose Wilder Lane, co-author of the ‘Little House’ books.”San Antonio Express-News


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Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune by Mary Jo Ignoffo

Regularly $24.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-1983-1 • paperback • 29 illus.

Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune demystifies the life of this unique American. In the first full-length biography of Winchester, author and historian Mary Jo Ignoffo unearths the truth about this notorious eccentric, revealing that she was not a maddened spiritualist driven by remorse but an intelligent, articulate woman who sought to protect her private life amidst the chaos of her public existence.

Captive of the Labyrinth is an excellent read. Ignoffo finally sets the record straight on one of the most fascinating and misunderstood women in California history. A real page-turner!”Gary F. Kurutz, California State Library Director of Special Collections


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The Patience of Pearl: Spiritualism and Authorship in the Writings of Pearl Curran by Daniel B. Shea

Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-1989-3 • hardcover • 15 illus.

When St. Louis homemaker Pearl Curran began writing fiction and poetry at a Ouija board in 1913, she attributed the work to the “discarnate entity” Patience Worth, a seventeenth-century Puritan. Though now virtually forgotten, Curran’s writing garnered both critical praise and public popularity at the time. The Patience of Pearl uncovers more of Curran’s biography than has been known before; Daniel B. Shea provides close readings of the Patience-dictated writings and explores the historical and local context, applying current cognitive and neuro-psychology research.

The Patience of Pearl is a true interdisciplinary work of scholarship….Shea not only solves the mystery of Patience Worthhe also creates an essential and fascinating history of St. Louis history, spiritualism, and questions of authorship”Adam Klope, Gateway


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Young Brothers Massacre by Paul W. Barrett and Mary H. Barrett

Regularly $19.95 • Now $14 • 978-0-8262-0650-3 • paperback

On January 3, 1932, near Springfield, Missouri, ten poorly armed law enforcement officers set out to arrest two local farm boys for auto theft. A few minutes later, six of the officers lay dead and three were wounded. This is the story of how it happened and of the unlikely people whose lives were forever changed.

The two killers, Jennings and Harry Young, were from a peaceful, tiny community named Brookline in central Green County, Missouri. The “massacre” itself took place at the quiet orderly farm home of the J. D. Young family. Paul and Mary Barrett trace the personalities of those involved in the incident, describe the events of the fateful day, and examine the aftermath of the killings, detailing what was called “the greatest man hunt in the history of Texas,” which culminated in the brothers’ deaths in Houston.

 

Memoir Book Special!

This time we are having a 40% special on some of our memoirs! Check them out below.

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Bread: A Memoir of Hunger by Lisa Knopp

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2102-5 • hardcover

“Disordered eating is often misunderstood, and conversations surrounding the topic are challenging to tackle; Knopp provides an informative, intriguing account of her experiences, lending a voice to those who experience similar circumstances and who frequently feel ignored.”—Choice

 


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Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS: The Story of How a Book Happened by William Least Heat-Moon

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2026-4 • hardcover • 33 illus.

“In Writing Blue Highways, William Least Heat-Moon offers essential lessons that go well beyond craft: the power of perseverance, the potency of story, and the singular importance of honoring intuition. Students at all levels would do well to hear Heat-Moon’s hard-earned wisdom. An instructive, affirming look at the arduous and sometimes magical process by which an idea becomes a book.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Nobles Truths of the Writing Life


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Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father’s World by Pamela Gerhardt

Regularly $19.95 • Now $12 • 978-0-8262-2004-2 • paperback

The emerging theme of imperfect humans struggling with life’s great mysteries will strike a chord of recognition with the tens of thousands of Baby-Boomers and Gen-Xers who are currently facing similar circumstances with their elderly loved ones. Pamela Gerhardt’s heartfelt story about a family coming to terms with their aging father’s illness and imminent death takes readers on an emotional roller coaster that highlights love, loss, humor, and sadness.

“Rich, artistic, vibrant, mesmerizing, masterful. I loved everything about Pamela Gerhardt’s wise and complex memoir.”—Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canaan


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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Second Edition Edited by Gary R. Kremer

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2139-1 • hardcover

“In this revised and updated edition of his now-classic collection of George Washington Carver’s writings, Gary Kremer distills decades’ worth of research on the Tuskegee scientist into perceptive editorial notes that frame the context for the judiciously selected documents. The Carver who emerges from In His Own Words is more complicated, human, and admirable than the two-dimensional caricatures of the man that persist in the public imagination. A must-read for anyone interested in George Washington Carver.”—Mark D. Hersey, Mississippi State University, author of My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver


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All My Days Are Saturdays by Sam Pickering

Regularly $19.95 • Now $12 • 978-0-8262-2028-8 • paperback

“Pickering is a master of his craft, one of the finest of personal essayists around, and these essays bear many of the characteristics of his other volumes-reflections on his everyday activities and on individuals around him, humorous exchanges with his wife, and so forth. But this volume seems to have something else as well. We find here a thoughtful meditation on time and self and relative old age demonstrating a close attention to the natural world-a tone not unlike Thoreau’s at times.”—Fred C. Hobson, Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and author or editor of fourteen books, most recently A Southern Enigma: Essays on the U.S. South


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Strong Advocate: The Life of a Trial Lawyer by Thomas Strong

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-1997-8 • hardcover • 40 illus.

In Strong Advocate, Thomas Strong, one of the most successful trial lawyers in Missouri’s history, chronicles his adventures as a contemporary personal injury attorney. Though the profession is held in low esteem by the general public, Strong entered the field with the right motives: to help victims who have been injured by defective products or through the negligence of others.


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Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen by Greg Olson

Regularly $30 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-1996-1 • hardcover • 15 illus.

“The Biography makes a strong initial step in recovering the work of a woman writer and scholar, and it demonstrates the ways that any given historical subject may be both profoundly of and beyond her own times. It is in this spirit that Olson finds his strongest voice, and perhaps because of his careful research we may begin to hear more voices such as Mary Alicia Owen’s emerge from the archives.”—Journal of Southern History


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From Missouri: An American Farmer Looks Back by Thad Snow and edited by Bonnie Stepenoff

Regularly $25 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-1990-9 • paperback

This unique and honest series of personal essays expresses the thoughts of a farmer, a hunter, a husband, a father and grandfather, a man with a soft spot for mules and dogs and all kinds of people. Snow’s prose reveals much about a way of life in the region during the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the social and political events that affected the entire nation.

Journalism Book Special!

Journalism is a central institution in the social, cultural, and political lives of communities, nations, and the world, and citizens rely on the information and analysis that journalists produce each day. Our new book series, Journalism in Perpective: Continuities and Disruptions explores journalism’s institutional features, including its roles, ethics, operations, and boundaries. Take a look at some of the books in the Journalism series (and some that aren’t in the series) that are now 30% to 50% off!

Use code JNLM2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
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Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age Reporters Learned the Rules by Randall S. Sumpter

Regularly $35 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2159-9 • hardcover

“Sumpter introduces the notion that the day’s news work rules were spread through communities of practice, that is, informal interpersonal networks involving ‘knowledge brokers,’ as well as through news fiction, newswriters’ autobiographies, and trade and general interest publications. The author’s early point about how studying this topic can offer insight into today’s technology-driven upsetting of the boundaries of journalism underscores why this study is important.”—Patricia Dooley, Wichita State University; author of Taking Their Political Place: Journalists and the Making of an Occupation and The Technology of Journalism: Cultural Agents, Cultural Icons


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The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit Versus the Press, 1833-1923 by Ronald R. Rodgers

Regularly $40 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2158-2 • hardcover

“This may be a book about history, but its concerns are remarkably contemporary. Its central concern is the struggle for journalism that is both trustworthy and important, a concern that resonates with today’s society that urgently needs credible news reporting but that distrusts media more than ever. It should become essential reading for those who want to understand media criticism in the United States.”—John Ferré, University of Louisville; co-author of Good News: Social Ethics and the Press


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Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century by Clyde H. Farnsworth

Regularly $26.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2108-7 • hardcover • 14 photos

“Two of the most respected bylines of twentieth century American newspapering were Clyde A. and Clyde H. Farnsworth. The son sweeps the reader along with his dad-from a police beat in small-town Ohio to the Communist revolution in China-and on his own journey-from the massive Billy Sol Estes scam in rural Texas to the miasma of post-Baby Doc Duvalier’s Haiti. A two-for-one tour de force.”—Lewis Simons, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam


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Charles K. McClatchy and the Golden Era of American Journalism by Steven M. Avella

Regularly $36.95 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-2068-4 • hardcover • 12 illus.

“Any historian searching for insight into the influences of early American newspapers on policy, the issues affecting the history and development of the American West, or simply the personality of such an imposing historical figure will find it in these pages.”—American Journalism


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Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference Edited by Mary Kay Blakely and Amanda Dahling

Regularly $29.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2089-9 • hardcover

The book is divided into three broad categories: profiles, first person journalism, and personal memoirs, and includes the original articles as well as a “postscript” by the writers in which they discuss what they’ve learned about writing, journalism, and the business of getting published. Useful for students and instructors in writing programs, the book also appeals to writers interested in both the art and the craft of successful writing.


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Not So Wild a Dream by Eric Sevareid

Regularly $29.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-1014-2 • paperback

In this brilliant first-person account of a young journalist’s experience during World War II, Sevareid records both the events of the war and the development of journalistic strategies for covering international affairs. He also recalls vividly his own youth in North Dakota, his decision to study journalism, and his early involvement in radio reporting during the beginnings of World War II.

“A beautifully written, idealistically inclined book that captured the youthful dreams of America and the postwar world. . . . What was once read as a personal story can now be seen as a part of our history.”New York Times


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Before THE BIG BONANZA: Dan De Quille’s Early Comstock Accounts Edited by donnelyn Curtis and Lawrence I. Berkove

Regularly $60 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2038-7 • hardcover • 15 illus., index

“Donnelyn Curtis, head of Special Collections at the University of Nevada Reno, and Lawrence Berkove, a widely published authority on Mark Twain and Western literature, have joined together to rescue fifty uncollected letters written by William Wright (better known by his pen name Dan De Quille) that appeared in newspapers and magazines between 1860 and 1863….Curtis and Berkove’s uncannily descriptive explanatory notes add much to this newly discovered literary ore.”Mark Twain Journal


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The Sagebrush Anthology: Literature from the Silver Age of the Old West Edited by Lawrence I. Berkove

Paperback: regularly $30 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-1651-9 • 5 tables

Hardcover: regularly $50 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-1662-5 • 5 tables

“A representative and lively collection. The Sagebrush School receives much comment, but we have not had, until now, an anthology which enables readers to experience firsthand the best of the writings produced during this brief, but important, period.”Joseph McCullough, coeditor of The Bible According to Mark Twain

Biography Book Special!

Biography month is just around the corner! Start early with five of our biographies that are 40% off.

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Hill - Public Private CitizenA Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark by Nancy Peterson Hill

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2091-2 • paperback • 24 illus.

An enthusiastic husband, father, and friend, Clark was a lawyer, civil rights activist, traveler, advisor, and world citizen at large. Memories from Clark’s family and friends weave through the book, as do Clark’s own inimitable observations on his life and the world in which he lived. A Very Private Public Citizen brings Clark out of the shadows, offering readers an inspiring example of a true patriot and humanitarian, more concerned with the well-being of his country and his fellow man than with his own fame.


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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Second Edition by Gary R. Kremer

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2139-1 • hardcover • 14 illus.

“Kremer’s background and transitional comments, along with Carver’s writings, succeed in bringing Carver to life; helping readers to encounter, empathize with, and appreciate this complex, often contradictory man.”―The Journal of Southern History, for the first edition


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Henry Ware Lawton: Union Infantryman, Frontier Soldier, Charismatic Warrior by Michael E. Shay

Regularly $29.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2100-1 • hardcover • 24 illus.

“Shay provides an excellent balance between Lawton’s life and the historical context in which he lived. Lawton was a man of his times who shaped the society he lived in and the wars he fought.”—Tony R. Mullis, United States Army Command and General Staff College, author of Peacekeeping on the Plains: Army Operations in Bleeding Kansas


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American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth by Daniel J. Watermeier

Regularly $55 • Now $33 • 978-0-8262-2048-6 • hardcover • 25 illus.

“One may say that any life or any company is without consequence, but well-done biographies and performance histories, such as Edwin Booth and American Tragedian, remind theatre historians that, without them, further histories will also suffer in consequence.”—Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism


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The Story of Rose O’Neill: An Autobiography by Miriam Formanek-Brunell

Regularly $35 • Now $21 • 978-0-8262-1106-4 • hardcover

In these memoirs, O’Neill reveals herself as a woman who preferred art, activism, and adventure to motherhood and marriage. Featuring photographs from the O’Neill family collection, The Story of Rose O’Neill fully reveals the ways in which she pushed at the boundaries of her generation’s definitions of gender in an effort to create new liberating forms.

The Winchester Biography Gets a New Cover!

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Did you watch the Winchester movie that came out in February? Or did you read this interesting article about her house? Or lastly, did you read Mary Jo Ignoffo’s book Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune?

If you haven’t done the latter, then you should now, because not only is it interesting but the book received a new cover! Check it out below.

Captive of the Labyrinth is an excellent read. Ignoffo finally sets the record straight on one of the most fascinating and misunderstood women in California history. A real page-turner!”—Gary F. Kurutz, California State Library Director of Special Collections


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It feels like the new cover is shrouded in mystery like Sarah Winchester was! For those who don’t know much about Sarah Winchester, here’s a little taste to what you can find inside the book.

$24.95 • 978-0-8262-1983-1 • paperback • 29 illus.

Since her death in 1922, Sarah Winchester has been perceived as a mysterious, haunted figure. After inheriting a vast fortune upon the death of her husband in 1881, she bought a simple farmhouse and turned it into what it is today. A hostile press cast Sarah as the conscience of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company—a widow shouldering responsibility for the many deaths caused by the rifle that brought her riches. She was accused of being a ghost-obsessed spiritualist, and to this day it is largely believed that the extensive construction she executed on her San José house was done to appease the ghouls around her.

“While the film and the biography couldn’t be less alike, both reach similar conclusions about Ms. Winchester: She was considerably more heroic, and considerably less nuts, than she has sometimes been painted. In Ms. Ignoffo’s book, Ms. Winchester is a savvy businesswoman; a beloved employer; and a generous sister, aunt and philanthropist. In “Winchester,” she’s a tough heroine out to protect her family and home from evil spirits and greedy company executives alike.”–New York Time’s review

End of Summer Book Special!

Sadly, the fun in the sun is coming to an end! Don’t be too sad though because we have a 40% off end of summer book special with four of our literature and art books!

Use code EOS2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires September 30th, 2018.


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American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth by Daniel J. Watermeier

Regularly $55 • Now $33 • 978-0-8262-2048-6 • hardcover • 25 illus.

“One may say that any life or any company is without consequence, but well-done biographies and performance histories, such as Edwin Booth and American Tragedian, remind theatre historians that, without them, further histories will also suffer in consequence.”—Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

 


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Joyce’s City: History, Politics, and Life in Dubliners by Jack Morgan

Regularly $60 • Now $36 • 978-0-8262-2045-5 • hardcover

In 1914, James Joyce published Dubliners, a collection of short stories depicting life in Dublin at the turn of the century. One hundred years later, readers and critics alike continue to return to this book, Joyce’s first major work. One of these critics is Jack Morgan, whose study Joyce’s Cityoffers refreshing readings on the occasion of the Dubliners centennial.


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The New Woman Gothic: Reconfigurations of Distress by Patricia Murphy

Regularly $50 • Now $30 • 978-0-8262-2067-7 • hardcover

The New Woman Gothic is a well-written and fascinating study. Murphy makes compelling arguments throughout and opens space for further exploration into New Woman Gothic fiction.”—Studies in the Novel

 

 


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Crossing Borders Through Folklore: African American Women’s Fiction and Art by Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown

Regularly $40 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1199-6 • hardcover • 15 illus.

“Overall, her navigation of the borders between visual art and literature, her ability to mediate between the masculinist impulse of the black arts movement and feminism, as well as her juxtaposition of European/mainstream art and the aesthetics and politics of minority art, provides a constant argument for the folk aesthetic, which she positions as the ‘fecunding matrix’ that allows artists to traverse the shifting slopes of identity politics and avant-garde asthetics that comprise the postmodernist art of the 1990s.”—Novel, A Forum on Fiction

Robert H. Ferrell, 1921-2018

We are sorry to announce the death of author and American historian, Robert H. Ferrell, who died on August 8th at the age of 97. The New York Times gives a very nice account of his life in their obituary.

Today, we feature a tribute to Ferrell from friends and former students in the form of a book the University of Missouri Press published several years ago: Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals, edited by J. Garry Clifford and Theodore A. Wilson.

The Ferrell contribution rests on the special qualities of his scholarship, expressed with grace and economy, and often with humor, over the past half century. To say that he is a prolific scholar does not do justice to the stream of books—monographs, surveys, diaries, memoirs, texts, and documents—he has written or edited since the publication of his first book in 1952. They number more than fifty…

Yet it is arguable in light of the recollections of his students that his influence as a teacher may have been more significant than his accomplishments as a writer.—Lawrence Kaplan

The authors of this tribute sought to exemplify the scholarly standards of narrative diplomatic history espoused by Ferrell—especially the notion that historians should attempt to explain fully the circumstances, opportunities, and pressures that influence foreign policy decisions while remembering that historical actors cannot with certainty predict the outcomes of their actions.

Presidents, Diplomats

Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals
J. Garry Clifford, Theodore A. Wilson
9780826217479 • hardcover • 352 pp. • $50.00


Robert Ferrell wrote and edited more than 60 (!) books in his lifetime and published more than 20 with the University of Missouri Press. Here are a just a few:

HST a life         Autobio of HST         Five Days

Collapse at Meuse         9780826212030         9780826220608

Harry S. Truman: A Life
97808262105000 • paperback • 520 pp. • 32 illus. • $29.95

The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman
9780826214454 • paperback • 160 pp. • 32 illus. • $19.95

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I
9780826220738 • paperback • 152 pp. • 17 illus. • $19.95

Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division
9780826221421 • paperback • 176 pp. • 21 illus. • $24.95

Harry S. Truman and the Cold War Revisionists
9780826220608 • paperback • 160 pp. • $19.95

Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959
9780826212030 • paperback • 608 pp. • 55 illus. • $34.95