January news and new books

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News and Notes/Praise and Reviews

The Huffington Post names Benedetta Berti’s Armed Political Organizations: From Conflict to Integration  one of the best political science books of 2013.

A recent Baltimore City Paper review  of Michael Olesker’s Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age says: “In-depth interviews and decades of cultural observance breathe colorful life into each of these essays . . . a great historical record of some of our city’s most fascinating characters.”

Listen to NPR’s The State of Things  interview, “Is Facebook Good For Your Health?”, with Brian G. Southwell, author of Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health: Sharing Disparities .

Hot off the Press

Native Memoirs from the War of 1812: Black Hawk and William Apess  Rare firsthand accounts from Native Americans who fought in the War of 1812.

Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction  Explores the interplay of medicine and religion in Western societies.

Women’s Lacrosse: A Guide for Advanced Players and Coaches, updated edition  This classic book on women’s lacrosse has been updated with recent rule changes and the state of the game today.

My Silver Planet: A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch  Reveals the hidden relationship between kitsch and poetry from the eighteenth century to the present.

The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology  Collects major essays on the modern idea of lyric, made available here for the first time in one place.

North Korean Nuclear Operationality: Regional Security and Nonproliferation  Gregory J. Moore asks leading experts in Asian and security studies to consider the international consequences of a North Korea with operational nuclear weapons.

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict Studies one of the flash points of the Middle East—a tiny region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon, and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked.

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