Political Science

The Last Great Banzai: Saipan, 1944

Author: 

Gates, Bradley Mason

Credentials: 

Bradley Mason Gates is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He holds a B.S. in education from Millersville University, in Pennsylvania, and a MPA in public administration from Golden Gate University, in California. During his career, Brad participated in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, and later commanded the Marine Corps artillery force in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1985, Brad received the General John A. Lejeune Award for Inspirational Leadership, and in 1987 he received the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. In 1984, Brad attended the 40th Anniversary of survivors of the Saipan suicide attack of 1944, the subject of this book. He subsequently spent almost ten years conducting personal interviews and other research on the attack, including a trip to Saipan in 1992. Brad and his wife Kathy, also a graduate of Millersville University, met while they were students. They have three children and five grandchildren.

On July 7, 1944, all remaining Japanese forces on Saipan conducted a massive suicide attack against the American forces that had landed on the island several weeks earlier. At approximately 3am, the Japanese forces rushed southward on the Tanapag Plain and overwhelmed the soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division. Hundreds of Japanese soldiers continued unimpeded for 1,200 yards, where they came upon the U.S. Marine artillerymen of the 3rd Battalion of the 10th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Military History, World War II, Pacific War, American History, Japanese History, Pacific Campaign, Saipan, Banzai, Warfare, War Psychology
Release Date: 
October 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680533248 Hardcover; 9781680533262 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $25 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Ecofeminism and Indian Women Writing in English

Author: 

Pandey, Sarita, PhD

Credentials: 

Sarita Pandey is Assistant Professor of English at the Jananayak Chandrashekhar University, in Ballia, India. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Allahabad and a degree from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Her areas of academic interest include ecofeminism, Indian fiction, gender studies, translation studies, Indic Studies, and theater. She holds a diploma in yoga from Banaras Hindu University.

The theory and praxis of ecofeminism has barely been investigated in an Indian context. Ecofeminism is an inclusive theory and provides an intersectional study of feminism, ecocriticism, and literature. Ecofeminism and Indian Women Writing in English unearths the sensibility of Indian women writings through the lens of ecofeminism. This book gives all the required details about ecofeminism, major movements and ecofeminist theories, in both the Indian as well as Western perspectives.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Women’s Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, South Asian Studies, India, Indian Literature, Feminism, Women’s Literature, Ecology, Ecofeminism
Release Date: 
June 19, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680536317 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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An Anti-Woke Guide to Classical Music: A Celebration of Dead White Male Composers

Author: 

Reilly, Robert R., & Jens F. Laurson

Credentials: 

Robert R. Reilly has written about classical music for more than 35 years and is the author of Surprised by Beauty: A Listener's Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music. He was the music critic for Crisis magazine for 16 years, and has written for High Fidelity, Musical America, Schwann/Opus, and the American Record Guide. He reviews concerts and operas in the United States and Europe for Ionarts and Seen and Heard International. In his 25 years in government, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House under President Ronald Reagan, and the United States Information Agency. He was also the director of Voice of America. He has published widely on foreign policy and “war of ideas” issues and is the author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind, America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding, and other books. He is the director of the Westminster Institute in Vienna, Virginia.

Jens F. Laurson received his formative musical experiences at the hands of tapes of the Bach Passions his father made for him, a Haydn audio-biography for kids, and singing Rheinberger Masses as a chorister in Regensburg, Germany. He has branched out since, becoming a musical omnivore. A political scientist by training, and critic and translator by trade, he has written about classical music for the Washington Post, Forbes, the Wiener Zeitung, and ClassicsToday, among other publications. He received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. He shares his daily listening diet as @ClassicalCritic on Twitter and Instagram

Great composers’ music is to be enjoyed, not fretted about! An Anti-Woke Guide to Classical Music, with chapters on numerous dead white male composers, aims to help. Classical music, like much of Western culture, is increasingly under pressure and criticism. Past evils, or perceived evils, seem to be haunting it, and raise the question of what, if anything, in our cultural canon can be appreciated without a guilty conscience. Was Mozart an apologist for colonialization? Did Beethoven harbor unjustifiable views about the emancipation of women?

Market: 
Fine Arts, Political Science, Music, Classical Music, Identity Politics, Music Criticism, Wokeism
Release Date: 
January 3, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680538489 Hardcover
Price: 
$35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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America’s Future: Major Social Changes

Author: 

Martinez, Jose, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Jose Martinez, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology (ret.) at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is the author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System; Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education; Covid-19 and the Transformation of American Society; and Football in American Society. He has contributed chapters in texts such as Diversity in the Workforce. Dr. Martinez holds degrees in education, history, and psychology, and his doctorate is in sociology. He has taught for over thirty years. The media calls on him regarding social issues, and he was a regular co-host on the PBS program Hispanic Perspectives. He also has held administrative and other positions in agencies at all levels: the federal, state, county, local, and school district.

Large-scale social changes are taking place in American society, often even without technological change. America’s Future examines these transformations. An introduction lays the groundwork for five of the most significant areas where social changes are occurring: population, politics, education, economics, and media. An underlying theme emphasizes what is specifically driving these changes. There are reasons why what is transpiring today is very different than before and what such portends for the future. Our lives are notably changing, though most are unaware how.

Market: 
Sociology, Political Science, American Studies, Economics, Identity Politics, Technology
Release Date: 
July 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538410 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Ghazipur, The Opium Mint: From 1820 to the Present

Author: 

Kour, Kawal Deep

Credentials: 

Kawal Deep Kour holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. A drug abuse prevention specialist, she is currently Director of the South Asian Drugs and Addictions Research Council and a former board member of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP). She is the author of History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, 1800-1959 and many other publications.

The Opium Factory of Ghazipur has a history all its own. Like most other colonial enterprises, it was developed to further colonial mercantile and imperial interests. Ghazipore, as it was known in British India, was the headquarters of the Benaras opium agency, which included almost the whole of the then-United Provinces. Directed and driven by metropolitan capital, the opium factory’s success signaled the rise of colonial India as a major exporter of raw opium.

Market: 
History, Social Science, Political Science, India, Public Health, Capitalism, Narcotics, Drug Abuse, South Asia, South Asian Studies, Business
Release Date: 
September 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680536188 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Opium Consumption and Experience in India: From the Earliest to Contemporary Times

Author: 

Kour, Kawal Deep

Credentials: 

Kawal Deep Kour holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. A drug abuse prevention specialist, she is currently Director of the South Asian Drugs and Addictions Research Council and a former board member of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP). She is the author of History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, 1800-1959 and many other publications.

Opium Consumption and Experience in India offers a “cultural biography” of opium in the subcontinent. It spans the Raj and India after independence. The book examines the “social lives” of opium in India, beginning as a commodity in the sixteenth century to its social transformation and singularization in the eighteenth century, and its decline from the mid-nineteenth century to obsolescence in the twentieth century to new “paths and diversions” in our own times.

Market: 
History, Social Science, Political Science, India, Public Health, Capitalism, Narcotics, Drug Abuse, South Asia, South Asian Studies, Business
Release Date: 
September 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680536164 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Imperfect Union: How Errors of Omission Threaten Constitutional Democracy

Author: 

Goldstone, Lawrence

Credentials: 

“Imperfect Union is a timely, important, necessary book that should be read by anyone concerned about the present state of American politics. Written in clear and lucid prose, it deserves the attention of, and discussion by, the widest possible audience.”
- Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr.
Centennial Chair and Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin
School of Law

 “A superb job. Powerfully written and totally accessible, Imperfect Union gives unique insight into how today’s Constitutional crisis stems from the Framers’ unwillingness to confront issues that they knew to be threats to democratic ideals.”
- Judith Miller, Journalist, Adjunct Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or co-author of two dozen books of both fiction and non-fiction, six with his wife Nancy. He has written extensively on Constitutional law and equal rights. His On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravishing of African American Voting Rights won the highly prestigious Lillian Smith Book Award. Other books include Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903; Dark Bargain: Slavery Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution; and The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review. He currently writes a weekly opinion column for The Fulcrum. Goldstone’s fiction has also been highly praised. His first novel, Rights, won a New American Writing Award, and his third, Anatomy of Deception, was a New York Times notable mystery. Goldstone has been widely interviewed on both radio and television, with appearances on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and The Faith Middleton Show; The Takeaway (PRI); Make It Plain with Mark Thompson (SiriusXM); Tavis Smiley (PBS); and CSPAN’s BookTV. Goldstone’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, Salon, Slate, and numerous regional newspapers. His articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in, among other periodicals, The Atlantic, New Republic, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, and Berkshire Eagle. Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in constitutional history from the New School.

In this new and original study of the origins of the United States Constitution, award winning scholar Lawrence Goldstone demonstrates that what was left out of the document by the Framers is of equal importance to what was included.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, American Government, American History, Constitutional Studies, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
February 24, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680538434 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Italian Culture in America: The Immigrants, 1880 to 1930 – From Discrimination to Assimilation

Author: 

Giordano, Ralph G.

Credentials: 

Ralph G. Giordano is a professional architect born in New York. Recently retired to New Jersey, he has authored nine books on American culture and served as a series editor for six other innovative publications. Giordano is a member of the Authors Guild. He earned a master’s degree from the City University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. Giordano’s work has been featured in The New York Times and New York Daily News, among other publications. In 2007, he was honored with the prestigious Council of the Arts Humanities Award on Staten Island (COAHSI), recognizing his long commitment to the arts and humanities within New York City. Inducted into the College of Staten Island Alumni Hall of Fame, an additional honor came with the President’s Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College of Staten Island. Faculty Appreciation Awards for excellence in teaching came from Student/Athletes of Kean University in New Jersey and the Student/Athletes at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). He has taught as an adjunct professor in various disciplines of World History, American Studies, and Architecture at the College of Staten Island, Wagner College, Kean University, and Union County College. In 2011, he was featured in a BBC Radio documentary and has been guest on many other radio programs.

Italian Culture in America: The Immigrants describes the nationwide anti-Italian discrimination, and often violent retribution, experienced by millions of immigrants during the formative years of an industrializing United States, from 1880 to 1930. This carefully presented work reveals the presence of Italian culture provided by hardworking, family-oriented Italians who bravely left their homeland in search of opportunity in America.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, American Studies, Italian Culture, Social History, Ethnic Studies, Identity Politics, Immigration, Migration Studies
Release Date: 
July 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538380 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Sex and Privacy in American Law (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Fradella, Henry F.

Credentials: 

Henry F. Fradella is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where he also holds affiliate appointments in law and in the interdisciplinary studies program on law and behavioral science. He received a B.A. in psychology from Clark University; a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from George Washington University; and his Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University. He researches substantive and procedural criminal law, the dynamics of legal decision-making, and the consequences of changes in legal processes. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. He is the author or co-author of 12 books including Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System; Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Police Tactic; Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice; Mental Illness and Crime; Defenses of Excuse in American Law; a criminal law casebook; and four textbooks. He had written nearly 120 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries. Dr. Fradella previously edited Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Law Bulletin since 2019.

Sex and Privacy in American Law presents empirical analyses of civil and criminal state court decisions applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Lawrence v. Texas. After tracing key historical and legal developments leading up to the Lawrence decision’s decriminalization of sodomy on substantive due process grounds in 2003, the study employs both quantitative and qualitative content analyses of 307 cases citing Lawrence over the two decades since it was decided.

Market: 
Law, Social Science, Political Science, Sexuality Studies, American Law, American Studies, LGBTQ Studies
Release Date: 
June 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538335 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Urban Social Movements in Turkey

Author: 

Akyüz, Emrah, PhD

Credentials: 

Emrah Akyüz is Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Energy Politics at Bingol University, in Turkey, where he has taught since 2020. He completed his master’s degree at Edinburgh University with a thesis on “urban social movements” and received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds with a thesis on the effects of the Fukushima and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accidents on human rights. Dr. Akyüz conducts scientific research on environmental and energy policy. His books include Nuclear Power and Human Rights in Japan: The Fallout of Fukushima, 100 Unknown Scientific Facts on Environmental Issues, Save the World: Clean Environment Scientific Secrets, ABC of Environmental Science: Environmental Issues and Policies for Beginners, Environment and Human Rights: A Study on Turkey, City and Urbanization with Its Different Dimensions (ed.), Environmental Justice, and Environmental Ethics and Spinoza (ed.), and Nuclear Energy: Perception or Reality?.

Many Turkish cities have witnessed increasing micro and macro-spatial dimensions in urban social movements, shaping urban space over recent decades. Typical Turkish urban social movements have generally shared the same goals, been based on actors’ lower-class backgrounds and locally-rooted associations, and have employed similar types of action and strategies against authority. However, the Gezi Park protests were of a singular and different character.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Middle East Studies, Turkey, Populism, Urban Studies, Social Movements, Gezi Park
Release Date: 
May 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538311 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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