History

A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan

Author: 

Uno, Kei

Credentials: 

Author of Newman and Modern Japan and Japanese Catholic Intellectuals and Newman Studies

A Survey of Catholic History in Modern Japan discusses Japanese Catholic history from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the present. The aim of this highly original book is to consider the relevance of Japanese Catholics to political and cultural circumstances in modern and contemporary Japan.

Market: 
Religion, History, Political Science, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Catholic Studies, Religious History, Christianity in Asia, Christianity in Japan, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Japan
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537390 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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Analyzing Film: A Student Casebook

Author: 

Russo, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent researcher who holds graduate degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Richmond. He has taught at those institutions and at Tulane University. Russo’s primary scholarly interests are cinema and comparative literature. He has edited Film Nation: William Troy on the Cinema, 1933-1935 and The Bookman: William Troy on Literature and Criticism, 1927-1950.

Analyzing Film: A Student Casebook is a film textbook containing fifteen essays about sixteen historically and artistically significant films made between 1920 and 1990. This casebook is geographically diverse, with sixteen countries represented: Germany, Russia, Spain, France, the United States, Denmark, Japan, India, England, Italy, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Hungary, Australia, and China. The essays in Analyzing Film are clear and readable—sophisticated and weighty, yet not overly technical or jargon-heavy.

Market: 
Film, History, Culture, Fine Arts, Cinema, Film Analysis
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532784 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama

Author: 

Rozenman, Eric

Credentials: 

Eric Rozenman recently retired as communications consultant for the Washington, DC-based Jewish Policy Center and previously served as Washington director of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Earlier, Rozenman edited B’nai B’rith’s International Jewish Monthly magazine and the Washington Jewish Week. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and such periodicals as the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and Journal of International Security Affairs. Rozenman has taught history at Northern Virginia Community College and is the author of Jews Make the Best Demons: “Palestine” and the Jewish Question.

From “I Like Ike” to razor-wire and National Guard troops ringing the U.S. Capitol, from Carl Perkins’s “Blue Suede Shoes” to Brotha Lynch Hung’s “Meat Cleaver,” the United States has changed. Seven decades of material abundance and unprecedented technological advances have entwined with pronounced social and cultural fragmentation. What — and who — can explain this peculiar transformation of the land of the free and home of the brave?

Market: 
History, Political Science, American Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural History
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537369 Hardcover
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Face: A Cultural Geography

Author: 

Roth, Marty

Credentials: 

Marty Roth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota.

The face circulates through most things of this world: anything that has presence, that presents itself, that has a front, a surface, an appearance, an aspect, a reputation, or honor – anything that confronts, opposes, or defies – has a face. And the face is a front: from the back it is just a head, a radically different entity. In this exciting new book, distinguished philosopher Marty Roth pursues considerations of the human face in art, literature, philosophy, and other manifestations of human culture.

Market: 
Philosophy, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, History, Human Physiology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537505 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature,
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Battle of Biafra: British Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Nigerian Civil War

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus is a Nigerian historian. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan and is the author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War; Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and other books.

In this intriguing new book, Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus examines the role of British intelligence in the Nigerian Civil War. British intelligence operations were highly successful due to a decentralized approach. Britain maintained regular supplies of arms to Nigeria despite considerable opposition at home. Thus, up-to-date information was necessary to determine the military behavior of both sides and the practicalities of arms supply for Nigeria.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Intelligence
Release Date: 
November 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532616 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie

Author: 

Gutiérrez-Boronat, Orlando

Credentials: 

Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1965. He holds a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of International Studies from the University of Miami and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Florida International University. He has been an invited lecturer on political theory at Georgetown University’s Global Leadership Program, and has been a professor of history and political science at institutions of higher learning for the past 20 years. He has published five books, and his articles have appeared in prominent publications in the United States and abroad. As co-founder and spokesman of the Cuban Democratic Directorate (Directorio), one of the most prestigious organizations in the struggle for democracy in Cuba, Dr. Gutiérrez-Boronat has spoken around the world on Cuba’s struggle for human rights and democracy. He is coordinator of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, a unifying coalition of pro-democracy organizations inside and outside Cuba. Dr. Gutiérrez-Boronat has a strong media presence and is frequently interviewed by various media venues on Cuba, Latin America, and the struggle for freedom and human rights around the world.

Cuba: The Doctrine of the Lie is a thoroughly researched and profoundly revealing work on two themes of vital importance to the world today: the true nature of totalitarianism and how religion, philosophy, culture, tradition, and individual freedom are the most effective antibodies for countering this deadly ontological virus.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Latin America, Cuba, Communism, Totalitarianism, Ideology, Political Theory, Freedom Activism
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537413 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern (New and Revised 2nd edition)

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, PhD

Credentials: 

Paul du Quenoy is a historian and critic. He has taught at multiple universities in the United States and abroad and is the author of four books. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University

When did Russia become “modern?” Historians of Russia – including even many Russian historians – have long tried to identify Russia’s “modern” moment. While most scholars have looked to economic or ideological transitions, noted historian and critic Paul du Quenoy approaches the problem through culture, and specifically the performing arts, as told through the prism of one of its leading nineteenth-century practitioners, the composer and critic Alexander Serov.

Market: 
History, Music, Cultural Studies, Russia, Russian Music, European History, Music Criticism, Musicology
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537550 Hardcover
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
356
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia, Chechnya, and the West, 2000–2006: The Emboldening of Putin

Author: 

Zakaev, Akhmed, Former Prime Minister-in-Exile of Chechnya

Translator:
Arch Tait, Ph.D.

Market: 
International Relations, History, War Studies, Russia, Russian Politics, Chechnya, Terrorism, Caucasus Studies, Middle East Studies, War on Terror, Vladimir Putin
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532715 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Piracy: Past, Present, Future

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg, West Virginia Schools (retired)

Piracy as a crime dates to at least 1400 B.C., making it the oldest known international offense. The brilliant Roman orator Cicero described pirates as the enemies of all humankind, a designation that has been repeated for over 2000 years. Known not only for looting and robbing, their main source of income has been the capture of humans to be enslaved or held for ransom. Julius Caesar was once captured and ransomed, but returned to crucify his pirate captors. Action against the Barbary pirates was the first military engagement by the U.S. Marines.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Piracy, Ocean Studies, World History, Maritime Law, Crime
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
9781680539288 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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