Top 100 New Books at the Edwin Mellen Press

1. The Human Condition in Rousseau's Essay on the Origin of Languages
 Kelly, Gary M.
From the Abstract:
"...this book aims to integrate the thematic question of who man is and the disciplinary question of how man knows, treating the Essay in its own right, standing on its own feet. The book will maintain that the Essay delivers an audial self combining the thematic who and the disciplinary how, a self whose reason links sense to soul through originating the activities of speaking, listening and hearing. These activities are grounded in an audial self whose internal reasoned operations include contemplation, anticipation and suspension, not only delivering sense to soul, but recalling and ratifying the self in man to self." | 264 pages

2. The Tunisian Transition, 2011-2014: How an Islamist Party Helped Save Democracy
 Lang, Johannes
From the Introduction:
"As coups go, this was a very quiet one. On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied spoke to the Tunisian people in what sounded like a legal lecture rather than a rousing speech. In his signature monotone cadence and archaic manner of speech, the former constitutional law professor announced his intention to dismiss the prime minister and rule by executive decree. Parliament was suspended until December 2022. Saied's government revoked the immunity of Tunisia's lawmakers, placed various officials under house arrest, and ordered the arrest of ex-president Moncef Marzouki. As jubilant Tunisians gathered to celebrate the president's decisive action, others mourned what seemed like the beginning of the end of the only remaining democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring." (Pg. 1) | 174 pages

3. A Performance Guide to Verdi's Art Songs with a Performance CD
 Brewer, Mary Kathryn
From the author's Abstract:
This guidebook examines Verdi's 26 published art songs to highlight their pedagogical and performance value. Each song is discussed in reference to range, tessitura, poet and text, opportunities for pedagogical use, and performance recommendations. This guide shines a light on Verdi's relatively unknown art songs and provides a resource for teachers and performers in the study and performance of these pieces. | 204 pages

4. Nazi Ideology as a Critical Race Theory: The Biopolitical Justification for Killing Jews (paperback)
 Mineau, André
From the Author's "Summary of the essential elements" of Nazi ideology (pg. 278):
٭ In the field of foreign politics, Nazi ideology fully actualized the geopolitics of biology.
٭ Nazi ideology was predicated on what can be called the "1918 syndrome".
٭ To the Nazi mind, the downfall of Germany tragically confirmed the Jews' universal malevolence.
Conclusion
٭ The Holocaust accomplished what was logically contained within Nazi ideology. | 312 pages

5. An Encyclopedia of Religions in the Modern World
 Bryant, M. Darrol
This encyclopedia of World Religions covers the development of religions around the world with regard to issues of modernity. | 756 pages

6. The Battle for the Historical Truth about Thomas Jefferson: The Diary of a Cancelled Scholar
 Holowchak, Mark Andrew
From the author's Introduction (pg.3): "My memoirs, however, are more than a casual romp down Memory Lane. They are a commentary on the ills, even evils, of politicizing history by the network of revisionists at and around Monticello. What pertains to Jeffersonian scholarship pertains to all scholars involved in American history. Many today have gamified the task of writing American history and the result has been a discretionary interpretation of the life and mind of key figures like Thomas Jefferson and key events like the American Revolution. Any country that cares nothing about the truth of its past cannot have much of a future." | 172 pages

7. The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: The Beta Israel of Kechene and North Shewa (softcover)
 Brettschneider, Marla
From the editor's Introduction: This book presents scholarly material introducing the world to the little-known, extraordinary, and persistent Jewish communities remaining in Ethiopia as the First Temple Beta Israel Jewish Communities of Kechene and Semien Shewa. Some segments of the historic Jewish communities in Ethiopia were introduced on the world stage in the 1980s with dramatic airlifts to Israel. However, there remains a network of still largely hidden Jewish communities in Ethiopia practicing their traditions, surviving amidst intense local forms of anti-Jewishness, and struggling for recognition as legitimate Jewish communities. This publication offers their story to the world. | 200 pages

8. The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: The Beta Israel of Kechene and North Shewa (hardcover)
 Brettschneider, Marla
From the editor's Introduction:
This book presents scholarly material introducing the world to the little-known, extraordinary, and persistent Jewish communities remaining in Ethiopia as the First Temple Beta Israel Jewish Communities of Kechene and Semien Shewa. Some segments of the historic Jewish communities in Ethiopia were introduced on the world stage in the 1980s with dramatic airlifts to Israel. However, there remains a network of still largely hidden Jewish communities in Ethiopia practicing their traditions, surviving amidst intense local forms of anti-Jewishness, and struggling for recognition as legitimate Jewish communities. This publication offers their story to the world. | 200 pages

9. A History of the Goddess Isis (softcover; by Chiara Lombardi, Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson)
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

10. A History of the Goddess Isis (Hardcover; by Chiara Lombardi, Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson)
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

11. A History of the Goddess Isis (soft cover)
 Lombardi, Chiara
Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears | 560 pages

12. A History of the Goddess Isis (hard cover)
 Lombardi, Chiara
Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

13. Thoughts Upon Slavery by John Wesley with an Essay on The Development of Anti-Slavery Sentiment by Samuel J. Rogal (soft cover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Dr. Rogal combines a thoughtful essay on the development of Abolitionist thought in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and John Wesley's own thoughts on the issue of slavery in 1774. | 160 pages

14. An Annotated Bibliographical Compilation of Selected Authors and Titles of on British and American Military and Naval History, 1700-1900 (soft cover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and Indices | 850 pages

15. Motherlove: A New Approach to the Christian Religion (hard cover)
 Richardson, Herbert and Adèle Mellen Richardson
| 276 pages

16. Motherlove: A New Approach to the Christian Religion (paperback)
 Richardson, Herbert and Adèle Mellen Richardson
| 276 pages

17. Cledwyn Hughes (1916-2001): A Biography of a Welsh Christian Socialist - hard cover
 Rees, D. Ben
From the author's Introduction:
"If any politician deserves a full biography, that person is Cledwyn Hughes, an enormously influential figure in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century." | 740 pages

18. Cledwyn Hughes (1916-2001): A Biography of a Welsh Christian Socialist - softcover
 Rees, D. Ben
From the author's Introduction:
"If any politician deserves a full biography, that person is Cledwyn Hughes, an enormously influential figure in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century." | 740 pages

19. Textualism and Originalism as Methods for Interpreting the Constitution: The Politicization of Justice (hardcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From Chapter 1:
"The nomination of Barrett provided a need to again examine how judges go about their interpretation of the Constitution. Prospective justices, have usually said that they read the Constitution through one (or sometimes more) lens. Many have adopted multiple techniques as a means for seeking the most precise meaning of a provision in the Constitution. Any treatment of a Justice’s practices must consider all of the methods adopted in his or her opinions and dissents.
The following provides a brief explanation of each of the four of the eight dominant theories that have guided recent justices in their approach to reading the founding documents of the nation. | 100 pages

20. Maria Messina e Elvira Mancuso: Voci Letterarie ed Esistenziali (soft cover, 8x10)
 Pitruzzello, Rosy Maria
From the author's Abstract: "This study of comparative literature focuses its attention on a selection of literary works written by two Sicilian female writers who lived between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, maria Messina and Elvira Mancuso.
"...this book analyzes and describes the literary and existential voices of the two pro-femininst writers through their heroines and characters, who fought against or humbly accepted and surrendered to the patriarchal restrictions and chauvininst society they belonged to. This is shown in the works Ragazze Siciliane and L/amore negato by Maria Messina and Una vecchia storia...inverosimile by Elvira Mancuso. | 110 pages

21. Kong in Chinese Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetics
 Shen, Leah
From the Introduction: "The project investigates a poetics of creative kong (emptiness) by studying the philosophical origins of the notion of emptiness in Indian Buddhism as well as its development in China from ancient times through the 17th century. I argue for the philosophical and religious significance of kong in the Chinese context as being open-minded, non-obsessive, and creative. The poetics and aesthetics of kong owes a significant debt to Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. The senses of kong enabled the writers and artists of the late Ming and early Qing to link with the immanent vividness of the world, and to evoke their creativity in literary and artistic practices when they tried to establish a close relationship to nature, instead of interfering with it." (pg. 2)
(Softcover with 3 color illustrations) | 282 pages

22. The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to mars (1790)- hard cover
 Van Cleve, John W.
The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half. This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period. | 79 pages

23. The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars (1790)- softcover
 Van Cleve, John W.
The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half.
This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period. | 79 pages

24. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (hardcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From the author's Introduction: "The relationship of civil government to religious enterprise was important to most of the people who participated in the formation of the United States of America and its original thirteen states (and later that of Vermont). How they approached the matter in their states and later at the national level when they created a new constitution is the topic of this book. Indeed, there was a significant difference in how state legislatures approached the matter and how the Constitutional Convention did in 1786." | 248 pages

25. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
| 248 pages

26. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
| 248 pages

27. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From the author's Introduction:
"The relationship of civil government to religious enterprise was important to most of the people who participated in the formation of the United States of America and its original thirteen states (and later that of Vermont). How they approached the matter in their states and later at the national level when they created a new constitution is the topic of this book. Indeed, there was a significant difference in how state legislatures approached the matter and how the Constitutional Convention did in 1786." | 248 pages

28. The Metaphysics of All-and-None: A Synthesis of Science, Philosophy, and Religion
 Naseri, Amir
From the author's preface: "This book comes with a completely brand-new scientific and spiritual theory that for the very first time try to explaining the universe, existence, the whole being and even the non-being or nought in scientific terms and manner."

29. Four Eternal Cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Carthage: Their Origin, Power, and Transforming Influence on Western History
 Avaliani, Eka
| 152 pages

30. What is Poetry? Critical Essays on Ezra Pound, Chinua Achebe, Roy Campbell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Langston Hughes, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, Archilochus (softcover)
 Obiwu
From the Introduction:
"Poetry is like song, or rather, poetry is song. If we say the first, we are right. If we say the second, we are also right. No wonder the Belgium committee of the Nobel Prize gave the literature prize to, of all people, Bob Dylan, in 2016. In other words, they gave it to a singer; a music composer. Which is to say that much of poetry can be sung, and much of song can be poetic." | 123 pages

31. An Annotated Bibliographical Compilation of Selected Authors and Titles of on British and American Military and Naval History, 1700-1900 (hardcover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and Indices | 850 pages

32. Philosophy of Lev Shestov (1866-1938): A Russian Religious Existentialist (NYRB Softcover price)
 Shein, Louis J.
Lev Shestov is a strange and, in many respects, unique phenomenon in the history of Russian and philosophic thought. His approach to philosophical problems was so different from the traditional that it created difficulties in assimilating the essence of his thought. This is an attempt to clarify Shestov's work. The sudden death of Dr. Louis J.Shein prevented the completion of this work, but the editors of the Edwin Mellen Press decided that despite the unfinished nature of the manuscript, its contribution to scholarship renders it worthy of publication as Shein left it, with only minor editing adjustments. | 120 pages

33. Viking Discovery of America, 985-1008: Greenland Norse and Their Voyages to Newfoundland - NYRB softcover price
 Vinding, Niels
This book provides an account of Leif Eriksson’s discovery of Vinland and other Viking voyages to Newfoundland. The most important contribution of the manuscript is the author’s contention that the Greenland Norse did not ballast their knarrs [freight ships] with loose stones, which might shift in heavy waves and imperil the shallow-draught vessels. Instead, they cut large stone blocks, beveled at one end to roughly conform to the shape of the hull, and laid them between the ribs. When loading the ships with a heavy cargo such as timber, the Norse would dump some or all of their ballast stones over the side. Therefore, it might be possible to detect a Norse site by locating a collection of distinctively shaped ballast stones on or near the shore. This hypothesis has apparently not been explored by anyone else involved in Norse research in Newfoundland.

Vinding had a life-long fascination with the dramatic voyages of the Greenland Norse and the unsolved question of the location of Vinland. His research led him to a careful analysis of two of the Icelandic sagas, the Greenlanders’ Saga and Erik the Red’s Saga. These sagas describe the same events, but there are discrepancies between them. Vinding compared the sources and created a plausible synthesized account of seven voyages of the Norse to Greenland and North America. Based on his readings, he hypothesized that Leif Eriksson’s first landing in North America was in Trinity Bay, and that Vinland was located on the Avalon Peninsula of southern Newfoundland.

Many nineteenth- and twentieth-century researchers published theories about the location of Vinland but without providing conclusive evidence. The theories suggesting locations far down the east coast of the United States have now been abandoned, in part because they demand that we disregard our primary sources, the sagas, which give precise indications of sailing times and distances. All authorities agree that the second of the three lands discovered by Bjarni Herjolfsson, called Markland by the Norse, is Labrador. There is only one area that fits the saga’s distances and directions from Labrador to Vinland, and that is the east coast of southern Newfoundland. No Norse artifacts have been found in that area except the ballast stones. Since ballast stones are likely to be indicators of Norse sites, they are markers of areas that deserve further archaeological exploration, be that a search for Vinland in Trinity Bay or a search for Hóp in St. Paul’s Bay. | 164 pages

34. Shakespeare and Public Execution - NYRB Softcover price
 Mitchell, Charles
Demonstrates how Shakespeare utilized a strategy of manipulating the language and conventions of public execution in his plays. Paying special attention to the poetics of hangings at Tyburn, the most dominant place of execution, Shakespeare’s subversion of this well-known (and uneasy) discourse between the public and the state is illuminated by close readings of The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. It uses audience-reception theory and new historicism, as well as non-dramatic texts (popular literature and ballads) to demonstrate the knowledge and experiences of execution that the audiences of Shakespeare’s time took with them to the theatre. With illustrations. | 172 pages

35. The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on HCBUs' Academic and Social Culture
 Smith-Ross, Camacia
From Abstract: In March of 2020, the world was faced with yet another life altering event that was viewed as a national health crisis. Silently roaming earth and affecting so many people, this infectious disease, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, Covid-19, created alarming chaos and changed how the world communicated, worked, and lived. The new normal came with swift changes and challenged our mental, social and emotional state.
Business as usual looks differently at many institutions of higher learning. Having to face the realization that normalized learning was on the verge of changing its persona and wondering if black and brown students would be able to pivot and remain connected was in question. Recognizing HCBUs have always been havens of resilience, being a beacon of hope for "people of color," this pandemic would not change her position. The times would transform, but her glory would not fade. She would continue to move in haste focused on her mission. | 254 pages

36. Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training (softcover)
 Risner, Doug
With a Foreword by Ramsay Burt. This book addresses the fact that "a lack of scholarly attention has been paid to this burgeoning research area in the U.S., especially in terms of book-length studies."
While research on the topic of boys who dance is scant, the author states that "what we do know, though tentative, provides cause for concern, linked as it is to dominant notions of masculinity, pervasive homophobia, and boys' neglect, harassment, and social isolation." | 216 pages

37. Selecting and Training Army Officers for World War I and PostWar Years 1900-1935
 Coumbe, Arthur T.
With Co-Author Nathan C. Jones. The focus of this book is on the evolution of the U.S. Army officer accessions in the First World War and its aftermath. The authors discuss how the Army selected, educated, and trained its officers as it transitioned from an expeditionary force to an organization centered on directing a nation-at-arms. | 218 pages

38. Fraternal Male Twinship in History, Society, Fiction, and Entertainment
 Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.
In this book Dr. Chishty-Mujahid expands her earlier works to focus on predominantly masculine twinship. | 116 pages

39. THE WYANDOT LANGUAGE: Structure and Dictionary
 Steckley, John
Dr. John Steckley teaches at Humber College and has been studying the Huron language for over thirty years. He received his doctorate in Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. | 235 pages

40. AFROCENTRIC INTERPRETATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES HEBREWS, JAMES, JUDE, PETER, JOHN, AND REVELATION: THINGS THAT BLACK SCHOLARS SEE THAT WHITE SCHOLARS DO NOT
 Slater, Thomas Bowie
This book provides Afrocentric interpretive studies by esteemed author Dr. Thomas B. Slater. A Foreword by Jerry Sumney is included. | 160 pages

41. ANALYTICAL STUDIES ABOUT MUSIC BY THOMAS DELIO: Beethoven, Carter, Chopin, DeLio, Feldman, Haydn, Mahler, Reynolds, Satie, Scelsi, Webern, Wolpe, and Xenakis
 Licata, Thomas
This is an anthology of historical and critical essays written by Thomas DeLio about music, edited by Thomas Licata. | 448 pages

42. Prison Letters to Owen LaBrie: On the Providence of God (Softcover) The publication of this book has been postponed.
 Richardson, Herbert W.
| 254 pages

43. Prison Letters to Owen LaBrie: On the Providence of God
 Richardson, Herbert W.
Owen LaBrie is the Saint Paul School top student who was convicted of raping his 9th grade girlfriend. The case attracted national attention while it worked its way through the New Hampshire legal system. The eventual consequence was that LaBrie spent several years wearing an electronic ankle bracelet and served a year in jail.

This books contains the letters written to Owen LaBrie during this period. The author argues that LaBrie was unjustly convicted and that the school and legal authorities were primarily to blame. The author of the book is a retired Professor of Theology at Harvard University and the University of Toronto School of Theology. | 254 pages

44. The 1920 Voyage of the Yomei Maru: Children Escaping the Russian Revolution
 Hamada, Masako
This book contains the memoir of Captain Kayahara, who rescued about 800 Russian refugee children on his ship the Yomei Maru in 1920. The Konko Library in Okayama Prefecture in Japan has the original memoir. | 164 pages

45. A Political Glossary of Guyana: Institutions, Laws, Parties, Politics, et. al
 Westmaas, Nigel
Dr. Nigel Westmaas compiled this collection of the important terms, laws, and information on the political life of Guyana. It is the first time this information has been compiled for future research. | 538 pages

46. Motherlove - The Cosmic Energy that Creates and Shapes All Things: A Feminist Metaphysics (Softcover))
 Richardson, Herbert W.
| 276 pages

47. Motherlove - The Cosmic Energy that Creates and Shapes All Things: A Feminist Metaphysics
 Richardson, Herbert W.
This book continues that arguing that Motherlove, or the eros of life, expresses itself through the step-by-step development of levels of consciousness. | 276 pages

48. Spiritual Accompaniment and Marginalization in the Vincentian Tradition (Softcover)
 NicUaithuas, Máire Éibhlís
This monograph explores the evolving history of spiritual direction giving particular attention to its availability to and practice with people who are marginalised; exploring metaphors and models for spiritual direction from the early Church to more contemporary offerings; and proposing an over-riding paradigm of story-telling. Key formative influences on the spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac are explored and more contemporary studies in relation to spiritual accompaniment of people who are marginalised examined. | 475 pages

49. The Original Texts of Islamic Philosophy From Al-Kindi to Muhammad Iqbal
 Al-Allaf, Mashhad
Dr. Mashbad Al-Allaf presents and interprets the ideas and philosophy of the major figures of Islamic philosophy, interpreted by Dr. Al-Allaf. | 724 pages

50. The Vedic View of Life: The Path to Perfection (Softcover)
 Mohanty, Nirode
Dr. Nirode Mohanty describes how the Vedic view of perceiving life, and living according to the universal principles that are inherent to the philosophy, would improve the spiritual and mental well-being of the world in general. | 161 pages

51. The Largest Opera House in the World, the Chicago Auditorium, 1889 : The Beginning of A Unique American Architecture (Softcover)
 Gale, Barry
This is the story of the planning and construction of the Auditorium Building and Theater on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and the men who built it. At the time, it was the largest building in America, containing the largest opera house in the world. It was the last of the great masonry buildings of the nineteenth century and the first of the new wave of monumental structures that would characterize the first two decades of the twentieth. It marked the beginning of modern commercial architecture in America, the start of what was later to be called the “Chicago School.” | 308 pages

52. Pandemic, Public Health, Race, and Class : The American Challenge (Hardcover)
 Silver, Jr., Joseph H.
Dr. Joseph Silver describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African American population of the United States. He considers its medical and social impacts. | 62 pages

53. Robert Bellah's Theory of American Civil Religion: The Scholarly Criticism and Debate (Softcover)
 Richey, Russell E.
This book contains the collection of papers from the 1973 Drew University conference that made famous Robert Bellah's concept of "American Civil Religion." | 278 pages

54. The Metaphorical Metaphysic of John Donne: An Interpretation of his Poetry and his Prose
 Stanwood, Paul G.
Dr. Paul Stanwood combines the long and distinguished academic career on the subject of John Donne. | 368 pages

55. Le corps-á-corps de l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal avec les demons (A Case of Combat against Demons in a 13th Century Monastery)
 Horowitz, Jeannine
This text is thirteenth century describes the experiences of l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal and his battles with Demons and the Devil within his German monastery. The text is in French. | 444 pages

56. The American Jewish Community in the 20th and 21st Century
 Falk, Gerhard
This book seeks to demonstrate how a small, impoverished group of immigrants rose from the slums of America’s big cities to wealth, education, and political power in the course of one century. It describes the challenging and rewarding path taken by American Jews throughout the twentieth century. | 392 pages

57. Erotic Tales from Japan: The Many Shades of Sexual Love
 Mori, Maryellen Toman
Dr. Maryellen Toman Mori has collected this collection of erotic Japanese tales that have been translated into the English language for the first time. It is a collection of 17 stories, written by both male and female authors. | 648 pages

58. Encountering America in the Golden Years of Academic Migration: Reminiscences of a Literary Historian (Softcover)
 Guthke, Karl S.
| 232 pages

59. Encountering America in the Golden Years of Academic Migration: Reminiscences of a Literary Historian
 Guthke, Karl S.
Professor Karl Guthke describes his early life, emigrating to the United States in the 1950s to teach in major universities such as Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. | 232 pages

60. Ten Reformist Movements Within Islam: al-Ghazali to Khomeini (Softcover)
 Towfighi, Parviz S.
This softcover consider ten reform movements with the religion of Islam. It looks at the leaders of the movements and the effects on the Islamic world. | 236 pages

61. The 1500 Year War Between Christianity and Islam: Conquest, Crusaders, and Jihad (Softcover)
 Towfighi, Parviz S.
This softcover touches upon the basic beliefs of the three major Abrahamic religions that have for better or worse shaped the history of humankind for three millennia. Cultural differences which can explain some of the misunderstandings between the West and the Islamic world. It does not specifically address any particular event that is not historically relevant. | 236 pages

62. The Danger Wealth Disparity Creates for a Democratic Society: A Compendium of Basic Information
 Ulloth, Dana
The purpose of this book is to point out that capitalist system in place in the United States is not currently working as efficiently as it might to maximize opportunities for all citizens to both enjoy the benefits and contribute to the continued success of capitalism. | 156 pages

63. Jewish Mourning Rites: A Sociological Study
 Fishbane, Simcha
Dr. Simcha Fishbane describes the history and background of Jewish mourning rituals. It includes insights from history, culture, and important Rabbis. | 96 pages

64. The Nazarenes, A Nineteenth Century Art Movement: Romanticizing the Historical Jesus (hardcover)
 Schwarz, Hans
This monograph describes the influence of the Nazarenes, a movement based in Germany during the Romantic era. The Nazarenes created images of the Bibles and Jesus that affected European Christianity. | 54 pages

65. Food Studies: An Annual Journal about Food Production, Food Distribution, Food Consumption and Health 2021-2022
 Browning, Peter D.
This volume is the first in a series exploring food, society, and ethics in the 21st century. The yearbook provides selected reviews of influential books in the field. They include perspectives from scholars in anthropology, ecology, food studies, history, nutrition, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. The review of books also examines writings of selected journalists whose food-related investigations feature leading figures in the contemporary discussion of food and its impact on individuals and society. | 224 pages

66. Parsifal : An Explanation of Richard Wagner’s Music Drama
 Sacks, Adam J.
Dr. Adam J. Sacks provides a close reading with comprehensive coverage and a supportive introduction to serve as a critical introduction for a wide audience fort his singular entry in the European art-music canon. | 104 pages

67. The Largest Opera House in the World, the Chicago Auditorium, 1889 : The Beginning of A Unique American Architecture (Hardcover)
 Gale, Barry
This is the story of the planning and construction of the Auditorium Building and Theater on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and the men who built it. At the time, it was the largest building in America, containing the largest opera house in the world. It was the last of the great masonry buildings of the nineteenth century and the first of the new wave of monumental structures that would characterize the first two decades of the twentieth. It marked the beginning of modern commercial architecture in America, the start of what was later to be called the “Chicago School.” | 308 pages

68. More Whites Than Blacks are Killed by the Police : The Raw Numerical Data
 Ulloth, Dana
Dr. Ulloth examines the data concerning raw numbers of civilians that are killed by Police. He examines the perception of the numbers and the interesting realities found within the data. It considers the reasons for the disparities between public perception and the raw data. | 60 pages

69. A New Theory of Music: Correspondences of Language, Emotion, and Sound
 Petty, Jonathan Christian
Dr. Jonathan Petty looks into the nature of music and musicology to reconsider the way that humanity looks at music and all the elements that go into music. | 636 pages

70. Constitutions of the American States Before the American Constitutional Convention (1789) : The Original Texts, with Notes
 Ulloth, Dana
Dr. Dana Ulloth reproduces the colonial constitutions of the original thirteen colonies, plus Vermont. The book includes the text of the constitutions, and notes on the details of the constitutions, the creation of them, and interesting quirks of them. It is intended to be a resource to watch the | 556 pages

71. The Poor and Marginalized in Early Medieval Europe: Gregory the Great's Use of Defenders, Notaries, and Meritorious Almsgiving
 Brazinski, Paul A.
No previous work has provided a comprehensive investigation of Gregory the Great’s concern for the poor and marginalized. This has left not only a gap in current scholarship but also several unanswered questions, such as where did Gregory the Great learn his administrative skills? How did he use his lesser orders, defenders and notaries to manage the finances and other affairs of the Roman see? And how did he promote charitable giving during his reign? | 250 pages

72. The First Play in America in English and Its Contribution to the First Amendment : “Ye Bare and Ye Cubbe” (1665) by W. Darby
 Eis, Joel D.
This is a new edition of Dr. Eis's 2003 monograph on the first play performed in America. | 456 pages

73. Did Thomas Jefferson Really Father Sally Heming's Black Children? A Scholarly Analysis of the Historical and Genetic Evidence (Softcover)
 Holowchak, Mark Andrew
| 300 pages

74. Did Thomas Jefferson Really Father Sally Heming's Black Children? A Scholarly Analysis of the Historical and Genetic Evidence
 Holowchak, Mark Andrew
This book, thus, is a systematic, philosophy-of-science examination of the Strong Thomas Jefferson Hypothesis (HTJS) by rigorous analysis of all the pro-paternity evidence and of all of the anti-pro-paternity evidence. I evaluate every scrap of material and historical evidence pro and con the Strong Thomas Jefferson Hypothesis and designate the arguments of which they function as premises as very weak (W), weak (w), neither weak nor strong (w/s), strong (s), or very strong (S). | 208 pages

75. The Puerto Rican Migration to Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 1940 to 2020
 Cabrera, Nydia
Dr. Cabrera traces the patterns of Puerto Rican immigration into Miami-Dade County in Florida. She traces traces the immigration pattern from 1940 to the present day. The books tracks the accomplishments and setbacks for the Puerto Rican community. | 226 pages

76. Speak the Way You Write and Write the Way You Speak: A Guide to Effective Communication (Softcover)
 Moss, Grant D.
| 80 pages

77. The Role of Mothers in the Transmission of Culture: A Social History (NYRB Softcover price)
 King, Margaret L.
| 256 pages

78. History and Types of Mexican Psychology from Indigenous to Postmodern: Listening to Our Ancestors
 Ortiz, Fernando
This book on the history of Mexican and Mexican American psychology is written for students of the history of psychology. It is intended to fill a void in the extensive literature of history and systems that focuses primarily on the history of European and American psychology. A review of existing textbooks and publications on the topic reveals several trends. Most noticeably, psychology is often and exclusively treated in its modern and European context. Sigmund Freud is one of the “fathers” of psychological thinking in the Western intellectual tradition for his insightful contributions into the inner workings of the human mind. | 476 pages

79. The United States Marine Corps in World War I: Essays on Tactics, Organization, and Leadership
 Daugherty, Leo J.
Dr. Daugherty reviews the history of the United States Marine Corp in the First World War I. The subject includes the strategies and tactics, organization of the Corp at the time, and leading figures within the leadership of the Corp. | 260 pages

80. Thoughts Upon Slavery by John Wesley with an Essay on The Development of Anti-Slavery Sentiment by Samuel J. Rogal (hardcover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Dr. Rogal combines a thoughtful essay on the development of Abolitionist thought in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and John Wesley's own thoughts on the issue of slavery in 1774. | 160 pages

81. The 1916 War Between Pancho Villa and the U.S. Army: The Military Legacy of the US/Mexican Border
 LaMonica, Jeffrey
The United States Army’s 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico is one of the lesser known and more misunderstood military campaigns in US history. General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his army of Villistas’ attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March 1916 instigated a US invasion of Mexico. Over the next eleven months, Brigadier General John J. Pershing led ten thousand US soldiers in search of Villa and his troops across the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Pershing’s expedition and the National Guard’s border defense resulted in ten battles and skirmishes, dozens of US casualties, and hundreds of Mexican casualties. This title includes 4 color photos and 8 black and white photos. | 128 pages

82. Fire Symbolism in Jewish Law and Ritual
 Fishbane, Simcha
Dr. Fishbane explores the nature and importance of fire in Jewish rituals, and its roots in Jewish religious text. | 85 pages

83. 1876 Bayreuth: Chronicle of the First Performance of Richard Wagner's Buhnenfestspiel Der Ring des Nibelungen by K.H. Kalb
 Magnuson, Elmer T.
Dr. Magnuson translates this slim volume by K.H. Kalb, which was initially commissioned to be given to visitors as a memento of an exhibition of historical items from the Bayreuth Festival of 1876, organized by and held on the premises of a local financial institution in observance of the centennial Bayreuth Festival in 1976. | 120 pages

84. Studies in the Philosophy of Law From Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period
 Dumitrescu, Corina Anderson
Drs. Dumitrescu and Craiovan presents this edited collection of papers from the international conference on “The Philosophy of Law from Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period.” | 368 pages

85. The Secret Autobiography of Sigmund Freud: Compiled from His Private Notes and Personal Letters
 Evans, Ken
Sigmund Freud wrote a secret autobiography and entrusted it to Thomas Mann. He asked Mann to ensure his narrative not be lost or suppressed. In subsequent years, the autobiography plus many of Freud's private letters were acquired by various libraries. Professor Kenneth Evans has gathered these documents and, in this book, he has compiled them into a chronological text. This is not a work of fiction but a book that reveals a hidden side of Freud that has not been publicly recognized or evaluated. | 152 pages

86. Indian Massacres in the United States (Two Volume Set)
 Chavers, Dean
Dr. Dean Chavers collects and compiles a definitive description and recollection of massacres upon the Native peoples of North America. | 900 pages

87. The Sexual Love of Mothers for Their Children: The Phedre Complex
 Richardson, Herbert W.
The argument of this book is that the usual way of conceiving the mother-child relation is incorrect. Professor Richardson's argument is that the mother-child relation is reciprocal. | 64 pages

88. Great African American Anthems: "Lift Every Voice and Sing," "We Shall Overcome," and "Glory"
 Miller, R. Baxter
Dr. Miller discusses the history of the three great African American spirituals and their continuing influence. | 58 pages

89. Sonnets in Defiance of Time (softcover)
 Vasillopulos, Christopher
This a collection of Sonnets from Dr. Christopher Vasillopulos on the subject of time. | 29 pages

90. La Sauvagesse (1732) Les Mariages de Canada (1734) Alain-Rene Lesage Jacques-Philipe D'Orneval: Two Plays from the Theatre de la Foire
 Kenny, Robert V.
Dr. Kenny brings us this collections of two eighteenth-century French plays from the beginning of the French colonial empire in North America. The French public was obsessed with the New World and these two plays are about the subject. | 150 pages

91. A Philosophical Meditation on Supernatural Coincidences: Do Dharmic Powers Shape Our Lives?
 Morris, Thomas F.
Dr. Morris discusses the idea that our lives may be shaped by forces beyond our control and reckoning. He uses Shakespeare's Hamlet as a reference point to other philosophers and theologians on this complex issue. | 445 pages

92. The Rise of African American Poetics from Langston Hughes to Gwendolyn Brooks: The Arc of Modernism
 Miller, R. Baxter
Professor Miller traces the development of African American poetics from the jazz modernist Langston Hughes to his later contemporary Gwendolyn Brooks. Along the way, the critic accounts for social and historical developments within each new generation of African American verse from the Harlem Renaissance to the new millennium. | 252 pages

93. The Late Victorian Controversy about Hell, Judgment, and an Intermediate State
 Turner, Michael J.
Dr. Turner discusses attitudes toward judgment and the afterlife in late Victorian Britain, and relates them to their wider cultural and political framework. | 188 pages

94. The Last Words of George Floyd : A Verbatim Transcript (Hardcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
In this book Dr. Ulloth has preserved the words of George Floyd and the officers and observers during the final few minutes of his life. | 76 pages

95. Fifty Blacks Killed by the Police : An American Martyrology (Hard Cover)
 Ulloth, Dana
This book is about 50 women and men who were innocent of any crime that merited them dying, but they nevertheless paid the ultimate price. They were the wrong color, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, confronted by the wrong person with too much power. | 162 pages

96. Doc Rivers' Cry of Freedom: I Should Just Be A Coach (Hard Cover)
 Miller, R. Baxter
Doc Rivers transforms lyric release into public reckoning. In the personal grief of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he perceives a recurring American tragedy. Still fresh in memory are the deaths of Ahmaud Armery in Glynn County Georgia and of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. In his lyric cry, thirdly, Rivers voices the public grief about de facto, public executions of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York and of George Floyd in Minneapolis. More than a strict need for law and order, such homicides represent Trump’s existential threat to African Americans. | 50 pages

97. An Essay on the Rise and Fall of Nations: A Philosophy of Nations
 Davies, Daniel M.
Dr. Davies considers the philosophical and spiritual nature of the creation of and eventual fall of nations. This essay looks at the centuries to create a philosophical model of nation creation and what leads to its fall. | 228 pages

98. The 1909 Historical Edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern: The Hymnal as a Major Reference Work with Biographical and Historical Notes
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Dr. Rogal presents a critical edition of a historic Hymnal within the Church of England, Hymns Ancient and Modern. He presents this obscure Hymnal as a way of studying sacred music and as a reference for historical study and discussion of Hymns. | 220 pages

99. Thirteen Humorous Very Short Stories by Arkady Averchenko (1881-1925)
 Kazak, Ihar [Igor Gregory Kozak]
Dr. Kozak collects 13 short humorous stories by Russian author, Arkady Averchenko. They make light of the sad and hard conditions of post World War I Europe and Russia. | 156 pages

100. There are Three Different Heavens: What the Bible Teaches (Softcover)
 Wicker, Jim R.
Dr. Wicker describes the Biblical view of Heaven and how it is perceived. This text breaks down the description of the Heaven for Believers and non-Believers. | 88 pages