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How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
PhanFood
PhanFood (January 2011)
From the Kitchen Pot to the Tour Lot
Taraleigh Weathers - Editor
Pete Mason - Editor

.A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

Like the band they follow from city to city, Phish fans have their own history of creativity, which in turn follows them wherever they go—even into the kitchen. Edited by Taraleigh Weathers and Pete Mason, PhanFood brings together many of the recipes that Phish fans have made and shared over the years. Included are appetizers, salads, s...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons Too
In the Hamptons Too (May 2010)
Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities
Dan Rattiner - Author
Alec Baldwin - Foreword by

Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.

As the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s popular free newspaper, Dan Rattiner has been living in and covering the Hamptons for over fifty years, and has watche...(Read More)
 
 
Going Blind
Going Blind (July 2009)
A Memoir
Mara Faulkner, OSB - Author

FINALIST - 2010 Minnesota Book Award, presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Memoir and meditation on blindness.

Mara Faulkner grew up in a family shaped by Irish ancestry, a close-to-the-bone existence in rural North Dakota, and the secret of her father’s blindness—along with the silence and shame surrounding it. Dennis Faulkner had retinitis pi...(Read More)
 
 
New York and Slavery
New York and Slavery (August 2008)
Time to Teach the Truth
Alan J. Singer - Author

Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.

Blending historical narrative with ideas for engaging young people as historians and thinkers, Alan J. Singer introduces readers to the truth about the history of slavery in New York State, and, by extension, about race in American society. Singer’s perspective as a historian and a former secondary school...(Read More)
 
 
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery (May 2008)
When the Benefits Outweigh the Costs
Darlene K. Drummond - Author

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

While gastric bypass surgery is often touted by the media as “the easy way out,” and American health care professionals increasingly endorse weight loss surgery for a population plagued by obesity and its complications, A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery discloses the sacrifices, suffering, and commitment r...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Intellectuals on Writing
Critical Intellectuals on Writing (July 2003)
Gary A. Olson - Editor
Lynn Worsham - Editor

A fascinating look at how some of the world's most eminent scholars conceive of their own relationship with writing and with the work of being a critical intellectual.

Writing is central to the work of all intellectuals, yet any given scholar's relationship to writing is a uniquely personal one. Gary A. Olson and Lynn Worsham bring together some of the world's leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine ho...(Read More)
 
 
Sporting Dystopias
Sporting Dystopias (March 2003)
The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures
Ralph C. Wilcox - Editor
David L. Andrews - Editor
Robert Pitter - Editor
Richard L. Irwin - Editor

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.
Reaching beyond the popular celebration of commercial gains often associated with the proliferation of stadiums, events, and teams in the city, Sporting Dystopias explores the role of sport in the process of community building. Scholars from various fields, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, m...(Read More)
 
 
To the Extreme
To the Extreme (March 2003)
Alternative Sports, Inside and Out
Robert E. Rinehart - Editor
Synthia Sydnor - Editor

Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.

An international array of authors, including some prominent extreme athletes like Jake Burton and Arlo Eisenberg, look at a variety of issues and concerns within the new action extreme sports that are gaining popularity throughout the world. For each sport, an interpretation is presented through two essays: one written by a scholar act...(Read More)
 
 
Mighty Change, Tall Within
Mighty Change, Tall Within (February 2003)
Black Identity in the Hudson Valley
Myra B. Young Armstead - Editor

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Using New York State's Hudson Valley as a backdrop, this book provides a regional perspective on black identity from the colonial period to the present. Through racialized struggles and varying experiences of black residents, a black presence in the region has persisted. Factors such as religious structures and...(Read More)
 
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