Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mark Twain Birthday Special!

November 30th is Mark Twain’s birthday. Celebrate with 25% or more off of these Twain titles!

Use code MTB2018 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires December 31st, 2018.


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Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics: Letters to the Editor by Gary Scharnhorst

Regularly $35 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-2046-2 • hardcover • 1 illus.

“The editorial page remains one of the most popular pages in newspapers today. On this page readers often encounter the spontaneity and catharsis of average people expressing a range of charged emotions-delight, frustration, indignation. Politics and Potholes offers this same experience, except the author of this spontaneity, catharsis, delight, frustration, and indignation is one person who was in a unique position as an editorialist, for Twain had an ever-growing sense of justice, the public position to be heard, the willingness to speak out, and the talent to say what was needed with the necessary force and humor.”—Arkansas Review


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Rafts and Other Rivercraft: In Huckleberry Finn
by Peter G. Beidler

Regularly $40 • Now $28 • 978-0-8262-2138-4 • hardcover • 60 illus.

“Dr. Beidler’s critiques of inaccurate literary analyses and book illustrations will be of real value to historians and archaeologists with an interest in the navigation and trade on the western rivers, as well as to professionals in the field of American literature, and especially to all readers who want to know about the river world of Huck Finn.”Kevin Crisman, author of The Eagle: An American Brig on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812


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Mark Twain in Paradise: His Voyages to Bermuda
by Donald Hoffmann

Regularly $24.95 • Now $18 • 978-0-8262-2146-9 • paperback • 60 illus.

Mark Twain in Paradise sheds light on both Clemens’s complex character and the topography and history of the islands. Hoffmann has plumbed the voluminous Mark Twain scholarship and Bermudian archives to faithfully re-create turn-of-the-century Bermuda, supplying historical and biographical background to give his narrative texture and depth. He offers insight into Bermuda’s natural environment, traditional stone houses, and romantic past, and he presents dozens of illustrations, both vintage and new, showing that much of what Mark Twain described can still be seen today.


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The Jester and the Sages: Mark Twain in Conversation with Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx by Forrest G. Robinson, Gabriel Noah Brahm, and Catherine Carlstroem

Regularly $35 • Now $24 • 978-0-8262-1952-7 • hardcover

The Jester and the Sages approaches the life and work of Mark Twain by placing him in conversation with three eminent philosophers of his time-Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and Karl Marx. Unprecedented in Twain scholarship, this interdisciplinary analysis by Forrest G. Robinson, Gabriel Noah Brahm Jr., and Catherine Carlstroem rescues the American genius from his role as funny-man by exploring how his reflections on religion, politics, philosophy, morality, and social issues overlap the philosophers’ developed thoughts on these subjects. Remarkably, they had much in common.


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Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism
by Hilary Iris Lowe

Regularly $40 • Now $26 • 978-0-8262-1976-3 • hardcover • 35 illus.

Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism is a thought-provoking book that will be of use to any museum professional, historian or otherwise, who aims to find some truth embedded in a place and interpret it for the public. Lowe has researched deeply and well, and this book does a fine job of peeling back the surface of these sites to reveal that each is, in her words, ‘a careful, mediated piece’ of Mark Twain.”Kathleen Corbett, The Public Historian


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Mark Twain and Human Nature by Tom Quirk

Regularly $45 • Now $25 • 978-0-8262-1758-5 • hardcover

Mark Twain and Human Nature will fascinate and energize Twainians because it engages with the quintessential Twain  (and will stir up controversy because it challenges many a consensus about his major books). The alert general readers will recognize an educative yet inviting meditation on the basic, life-shaping ideas and attitudes of one of the most widely known American writers.”Louis Budd, author of Mark Twain: Social Philosopher

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

Rose - Americas Sailors in the Great War 72 dpiAmerica’s Sailors in the Great War
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.

 

 

Rose jktsPower at Sea, Volume 1
The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918
$24.95 • 9780826217011 • Paperback • 384 pp. • 16 illus.

 

 

Rose jktsPower at Sea, Volume 2
The Breaking Storm, 1919-1945
$24.95 • 9780826217028 • Paperback • 536 pp. • 21 illus.

 

 

Rose jktsPower at Sea, Volume 3
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.
Offer expires November 30th, 2018.


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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


Missouri State Parks
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.


Mississippi
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.