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Reprint, Autumn 1999

ISSUE:  Autumn 1999

The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina by Arthur H. Hirsch was first published in 1928 and is the authoritative work on the Huguenot presence in the Palmetto state. South Carolina recently published a new edition of The Huguenots with an introduction by Bertrand Van Ruymbeke [$24,95 paper]. South Carolina has also come out with a new edition of Melvin I. Urofsky’s Division and Discord: The Supreme Court Under Stone and Vinson, 1941—1953, a comprehensive appraisal of the Court during the fractious period that bridged the court-packing fight of the Hughes years and the rights explosion of the Warren era [$21.95 paper]. Georgia has a new edition of Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941—1975, an anthology arranged chronologically and compiled by John Clark Pratt [$24.95 paper]. Another recent Georgia paperback also concerns Vietnam, and it is Francis X. Winters’ The fear of the Hare: America in Vietnam, January 25, 1963-February 15, 1964 when the U.S. government engineered the overthrow of the South Vietnamese leader, Ngo Dinh Diem (November 1963) [$15.95]. A recent Illinois reprint is Perry R. Duis’ The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920 [$21.95 paper]. Other recent Illinois reprints include a second edition of Ed Clay’s The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs [$34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper] and Allan M. Winkler’s Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety About the Atom [$16.95 paper]. Harvard has reissued Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer’s Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala with new essays by John H. Coatsworth, Richard A. Nuccio, and Stephen Kinzer [$19.95 paper]. Johns Hopkins is out with a new edition of Jill Jonnes’ Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America’s Romance with Illegal Drugs, the first and only cultural history of illegal drugs in America [$18.95 paper], Norton has republished Quintard Taylor’s In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528—1990 [$15.95 paper]. Also available as a Norton paperback is Robert E. Pike’s Tall Trees, Tough Men, an anecdotal history of logging and log-driving in New England [$13. 95], Recent Yale reprints include Sarah Bums’ Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America [$40 cloth, $19.95 paper], Donald W. White’s The American Century: The Rise and Decline of the United States as a World Power [$42.50 cloth, $18 paper], and Sarah Bradford Landau and Carl W. Condit’s Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865-1913 [$27.50 paper]. Chicago has a paper edition of Madelon Powers’ Faces along the Bar: Lore and Order in the Working-man’s Saloon, 1870-1920 [$16], Oklahoma has republished Vine Deloria Jr.’s American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century [$24.95 cloth, $15.95 paper]. Among the recent offerings of Vintage Books are Jill Lepore’s The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity, a winner of the Bancroft Prize [$15]; Dale Maharidge’s The Coming White Minority: California, Multiculturalism, and America’s Future [$14]; and Grace Elizabeth Male’s Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 [$16].


As part of its English monarch series, Yale is offering a paper edition of Nigel Saul’s Richard II, the first full length biography of this English king to appear in more than 50 years offering a radical reinterpretation of a complex ruler whose reign was characterized by a mixture of high principle and despotic legislation [$40 cloth, $18 paper]. South Carolina has reprinted Matthew J. Bruccoli’s The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence [$21.95 paper]. Washington has a paper edition of Donald B. Smith’s From the Land of Shadows: The Making of Grey Owl [$17.95], Among the recent paperbacks published by Perseus Books are Ken Gormley’s Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation, a biography of the special prosecutor hired by Richard Nixon during the Watergate crisis [$18] and Michael White’s Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer [$16]. Vanderbilt is offering a revised and expanded edition of John Clendenning’s The Life and Thought of josiah Royce, the first comprehensive biography of one of America’s most brilliant scholars [$49. 95 cloth, $24. 95 paper]. Riverhead Paperback is out with a new edition of Fred Haefele’s Rebuilding the Indian: A Memoir, a remembrance of turning a box of junk into a gleaming 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle [$14]. Recent Louisiana paperback reprints include Charles L. Dufour’s Gentle Tiger: The Gallant Life of Roberdeau Wheat [$14.95]; Joseph Le-Conte’s Ware Sherman: A Journal of Three Months Personal Experience in the Last Days of the Confederacy with a new introduction by William Blair [$12.95]; William M. Lamers’ The Edge of Glory: A Biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. [$19.95]; and Chaplain Davis and Hood’s Texas Brigade, edited by Donald E. Everett [$14.95]. As part of its Bison Books paperback series, Nebraska is offering the following publications: William James Remembered edited by Linda Simon [$15]; Susan Rubin Suleiman’s Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook [$14.95]; Charles Johnson Post’s The Little War of Private Post: The Spanish-American War Seen Up Close [$15]; Ward H. Lamon’s The Life of Abraham Lincoln [$22]; Iwao Peter Sano’s 1,000 Days in Siberia: The Odyssey of a Japanese-American POW [$12]; Horace Greeley’s An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859 [$15]; and Escape Through the Balkans: An Autobiography of Irene Grunbaum translated and edited with an introduction by Katherine Morris [$12], Among the recent offerings of Vintage books are these: Luc Sante’s The Factory of Facts: An Autobiography [$13]; Claire Tomalin’s Jane Austen: A Life [$14]; Richard Davenport-Hines’ Auden [$15]; and Bailey White’s Quite a Year for Plums [$12].


Dover is offering a dual language edition of poetic works by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, generally regarded as Germany’s greatest literary figure, the title of the publication being 103 Great Poems, 103 Meistergedichte: A Dual- Language Book [$9. 95 paper]. Dover is also offering Geraldine Connolly’s Province of Fire [$12 paper]. A new edition to the Penguin Classics series is John Milton: The Complete Poems edited with a preface and notes by John Leonard [$15. 95]. Other Penguin reprints include The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse selected and edited with an introduction by Daniel Karlin [$17.95]; and English Victorian Poetry: An Anthology edited by Paul Negri [$2.00].


The Story of Telecommunications is the life work of George P. Oslin, age 93, a Georgia native who became a newspaper man and later served 35 years as public relations director for Western Union. Among the hundreds of people involved in telecommunications who told him of their experiences were Thomas A. Edison and William Campbell (the last surviving Pony Express rider). A story of struggle, strategy and success, this work has been reprinted as a Mercer paperback [$30]. Georgia has reissued Wilderness and the Heart: Henry Bugbee’s Philosophy of Place, Presence, and Memory edited by Edward F. Mooney [$45 cloth, $19.95 paper]. Also available as a Georgia paperback is Bugbee’s The Inward Morning: A Philosophical Exploration in Journal Form [$14.95]. Swan Raven and Company is offering a paperback reprint of Joanne Elizabeth Lauck’s The Voice of the Infinite in the Small: Revisioning the Insect-Human Connection [$18.95]. Recent Princeton paperbacks include Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power edited by Marvin W. Meyer and Richard Smith [$17.95]; Wolfgang Sofsky’s The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp translated from German by William Templer [$16.95]; Thomas Mathews’ Icons and Idols: The Identity of Christ in the Eyes of Early Christianity [$26.95]; and Isaiah Berlin’s Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays edited by Henry Hardy with an introduction by Bernard Williams [$14.95]. Chicago has republished F.A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology [$14 paper]. Vintage Books has a new edition of Edward O. Wilson’s Consilience: The Unity of Knoioledge [$14 paper].


Willa Gather’s Death Comes to the Archbishop, a large novel set in the American southwest, was published in 1927 and is now considered a major work of 20th century American literature. The novel follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe after the Mexican war. Nebraska has now published the Willa Gather Scholarly Edition of this novel, establishing a new text that reflects Gather’s long and deep involvement with her story. The volume is edited by John J. Murphy, a professor of English at Brigham Young University, the textual editor is Charles W. Mignon, professor of English at the University of Nebraska [$60 cloth], Riverhead Books has issued a paper edition of Mira Stout’s One Thousand Chestnut Trees: A Novel of Korea which the Washington Post praised as a novel that will “appeal not only to readers interested in Korea, but also to anyone who wants to read about the human condition, its struggle and ultimately its resilience and triumph” [$14]. As a part of its Voices of the South paperback series, Louisiana has reprinted Thomas Wolfe’s The Web and the Rock, a novel set in New York and continuing the story of George Weber, the protagonist of Wolfe’s first novel, Look Homeward, Angel. The Web and the Rock was Wolfe’s next to last novel, the last work being You Can’t Go Home Again [$19.95]. Other recent editions to the Voices of the South series include Vicki Covington’s Bird of Paradise [$14. 95]; Peter Feibleman’s The Daughters of Necessity [$15.95]; and Percival Everett’s Suder [$11.95]. As a part of its The Radical Novel Reconsidered series, Illinois is offering a paper edition of Abraham Polonsky’s The World Above, a novel involving the disenchantment of a psychologist with his society, set in the 1930’s, ‘40’s, and ‘50’s [$18.95]. Additions to Nebraska’s Bison Books paperback series include Owen Wister’s Salvation Gap and Other Western Classics [$15] and Kobe Hays’ Take Two and Hit To Right: Golden Days on the Semi-pro Diamond [$14]. Two recent Vintage Books are respectively Elinor Lipman’s The Inn at Lake Devine which the New York Times Book Review called a “witty romantic comedy” [$12] and Jonathan Coe’s The House of Sleep, winner of the Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Award in England and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year [$13]. Tennessee has republished David Madden’s Cassandra Singing, a novel set in the strangely exotic coal country of eastern Kentucky’s mountains [$18.95 paper]. The Berkeley Publishing Group has a paper edition of Brian Morton’s Starting Out in the Evening, a novel nominated for a 1999 Pen/Faulkner Award [$12.95]. New England has reissued Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s Understood Betsy, a novel set in New England as part of its Hardscrabble Books series [$7.95 paper].


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