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|Alcohol, Violence, and Disorder in Traditional Europe||
Traditional Europe had high levels of violence and of alcohol consumption, both higher than they are in modern Western societies, where studies demonstrate a link between violence and alcohol. No other comparable book examines the relationship of alcohol to violence and disorder during this period. (EMS 2)
|Beautiful Words / Kasuundze' Kenaege': The Complete Ahtna Poems||
A literary landmark, this bilingual collection of poems represents the only literature of the Ahtna culture in existence. Here John Smelcer renders these poems in his native tongue with English translations.
In these lyrical poems, Carol V. Davis explores earthy and mysterious themes.
|Big Spring Autumn||
The spectacular natural wonder called Big Spring near the Current River is hidden away in Missouri’s Ozarks Hills.
—Richard Longstreth, George Washington University
|Boundaries of Faith: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva||
Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, including visitation records of bishops and other diocesan documents, Jill Fehleison contributes to our understanding of early modern Catholicism as it addressed the challenges of coexisting with Protestantism. (EMS 5)
|Conflict in the Ozarks: Hill Folk, Industrialists, and Government in Missouri’s Courtois Hills||
This work examines more than sixty years of major social and economic changes for the fiercely independent residents of the Courtois Hills in the Missouri Ozark.
|Confraternities and Catholic Reform in Italy, France, and Spain||
Confraternities go back to the church of the patristic age; they flourished during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and they have continued to survive in the modern era. (SCE&S 44)
|Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919–1943||
Truman’s grandson provides commentary, photos, and context for the recently discovered letters Bess wrote to Harry Truman during the formative years of his political life.
|Deaths on Pleasant Street: The Ghastly Enigma of Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde||
The 1909 murder case surrounding the wealthy Swope family of Independence, Missouri, gripped newspaper readers throughout the nation. This book gathers the facts behind the suspicious fates of three Swope family members: the eccentric Colonel, millionaire donor of Kansas City, Missouri’s Swope Park, his affable cousin, and a young nephew and heir.
Book of the Year Award for the 2009 ForeWord Magazine, True Crime category
|The Dibbuk Box||
A series of eerie events slowly unfolds when a wine cabinet sells at an estate sale in Oregon. In this true account, a dark story comes to light—a story that began at the time of the Holocaust and seems to have come full circle.
|Emigrants on the Overland Trail: The Wagon Trains of 1848||
Presenting the “lost” year of the overland emigrants in 1848, this volume sheds light on the journey of the men, women, children, and the wagon trains that made the challenging trek from Missouri to Oregon and California.
|Episcopal Reform and Politics in Early Modern Europe||
This volume contextualizes the diversity of episcopal experience across early modern Europe, while showing the similarity of goals and challenges among various confessional, social, and geographical communities. (EMS 10)
|The Eucharistic Pamphlets of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt||
For the first time, Amy Nelson Burnett translates Karlstadt’s thirteen pamphlets into English, illuminating his importance for the Reformation debate over the Eucharist and his contribution to what would become Reformed sacramental theology. (EMS 6)
Finely crafted narratives and lyric meditations offer a host of small epiphanies arising from everyday life.
|The Feminine Touch: History of Women in Osteopathic Medicine||
Thomas Quinn, DO, showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors in those early years, and includes prominent women osteopathic physicians up to the present time
|Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest||
Women’s stories are noticeably absent from the master narrative of the Populist and Progressive movements, where their struggle for civil rights was more evident in the Midwest than any other region in the country. This collection of eleven biographical essays highlights women leaders in the Midwest who challenged gender, racial, class, and ethnic boundaries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
|Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to the Show-Me State’s Most Spirited Spots||
Mysterious cold spots, disembodied voices, and smoky apparitions are just a few of the ghostly goings-on gathered by journalist Jason Offutt in his trek across Missouri.
|House Under the Moon||
Through transcendent, lyric verse, these poems explore the spiritual struggle for harmony between the contemporary and contemplative life.
|Images of Leprosy: Disease, Religion, and Politics in European Art||
This interdisciplinary art-historical survey on lepra and its visualization in sculpture, murals, stained glass, and other media provides new information on the history of art, medicine, religion, and European society. (EMS 7)
|Images of Plague and Pestilence: Iconography and Iconology||
This interdisciplinary study on disease in a metaphysical context is the first general overview of plague art written from an art historical standpoint. (SCE&S 53)
—William Pressly, University of Maryland
Reformer of the church, biblical theologian, and German translator of the Bible Martin Luther had the highest respect for stories attributed to the ancient Greek author Aesop. (EMS 8)
|Luther’s Lectures on Genesis and the Formation of the Evangelical Identity||
Martin Luther’s lectures on Genesis, delivered during the last decade of his life, allow modern readers to view a sixteenth-century professor engaging his students with the text of scripture and using that text to form them spiritually. (SCE&S 80)
|Masculinity in the Reformation Era||
These essays add a unique perspective to studies that reconstruct the identity of manhood in early modern Europe, including France, Switzerland, Spain, and Germany. (SCE&S 83)
|Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone||
In post-Reconstruction America, John William “Blind” Boone, an illiterate, itinerate musician, overcame obstacles created by disability, exploitative managers, and racial prejudice to become one of the country’s most beloved concert performers.
|Missouri Armories: The Guard’s Home in Architecture and History||
The armory buildings in most Missouri towns are the unheralded local face of the Missouri National Guard.
|Monks Beginning to Waltz||
In this collection of poems, faith brings together the mundane and mysterious to explore how the world offers the solace of forgiveness and love as a comfort against loss.
Winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize. A road trip novel-in-verse, Mutiny Gallery follows a mother and son on an exuberant cross-country journey to outposts of Americana.
|Naked Heart: A Soldier's Journey to the Front||
Naked Heart: A Soldier’s Journey to the Front is a powerful statement about the dark and vainglorious side of combat as experienced in World War II by a young private, Harold Pagliaro.
|Noodlers in Missouri: Fishing for Identity in a Rural Subculture||
In this inside look at the folk tradition of hand fishing, Mary Grigsby interviews thirty Missouri noodlers to examine this sport’s appeal.
|Northeast Asia and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman: Japan, China, and the Two Koreas||
Harry S. Truman made decisions as president that would have a decisive impact in determining the course of history in Northeast Asia after World War II. (TLS 8)
|A Passion for History: Natalie Zemon Davis, Conversations with Denis Crouzet||
The pathbreaking work of renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis has added profoundly to our understanding of early modern society and culture. She brings to life a dazzling cast of extraordinary people, revealing their thoughts, emotions, and choices in the world in which they lived. (EMS 4)
|Populist Cartoons: An Illustrated History of the Third-Party Movement of the 1890s||
This extensive and rich treasure trove of cartoons from Populist newspapers of the 1890s tells the story of one of the most successful third-party movements in American history.
|Portraits from the French Renaissance and the Wars of Religion||
Available for the first time in English, these thirteen selections from André Thevet’s Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres offer a glimpse of France during a time of great upheaval. (EMS 3)
|Rebel on the Road: And Why I Was Never Neutral||
Michael Frome is the pioneer conservation journalist, a premier environmental muckraker.
—Stewart Brandborg, Wilderness Society
|Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research||
Written by expert scholars in the field, these eighteen essays explore the fundamental points of Reformation and early modern history. (SCE&S 79)
—Steven Ozment, Harvard University
|Reforming French Protestantism: The Development of Huguenot Ecclesiastical Institutions, 1557–1572||
Theology encounters history and culture in sixteenth-century France in this examination of French Protestantism. (SCE&S 66)
—Journal of Modern History
|Renaissance Dynasticism and Apanage Politics: Jacques de Savoie-Nemours 1531-1585||
This study examines the complex and rich relationship of the noble cousins that spanned the battlefields, bedchambers, courts, and backrooms of taverns from Paris to Turin to the frontiers between the Genevois and Geneva. (EMS 9)
Winner of the 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants.
—Sandra McPherson, 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize judge
|Troubled State: Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick||
Buried for years in family files, this important firsthand Civil War account of Franklin Dick’s experiences as Union assistant adjutant general and Missouri provost marshal general gives a new view of politics, power, and divided loyalties in the state of Missouri.
—The Midwest Book Review
Unbridled Cowboy is a riveting firsthand account of a defiant hell-raiser in the wild and tumultuous American Southwest.
Winner of the 2009 Will Rogers Medallion Award
|Valuing Useless Knowledge: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Meaning of Liberal Education, 2nd ed.||
Robert Graber explores the historical, philosophical, and sociological origins and nature of liberal arts and sciences education and draws on anthropology to show us how much to value such useless knowledge.
|Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family||
A comprehensive and comparative oral history of Asian women living in the Midwest.
—State Historical Society of Missouri
|Werewolves, Witches, and Wandering Spirits: Traditional Belief and Folklore in Early Modern Europe||
Bringing together scholars from Europe, America, and Australia, this volume explores the more fantastic elements of popular religious beliefs: ghosts, werewolves, spiritualism, animism, and of course, witchcraft. (SCE&S 62)
—Catholic Historical Review
|What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal in Your Backyard||
Jason Offutt investigates true tales of these and other paranormal events that happened within 100 miles of his home. He introduces ordinary folks who have encountered unexplained phenomena in everyday places and presents engaging accounts of their experiences.