New and Upcoming Releases

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Legacy · A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Personal History · By Linda Spence

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Alternative Models of Sports Development in America · Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health · By B. David Ridpath · Foreword by Tom Farrey

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Fall or Fly · The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia · By Wendy Welch

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An Abundance of Flowers · More Great Flower Breeders of the Past · By Judith M. Taylor

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Reel Pleasures · Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania · By Laura Fair

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Internal Frontiers · African Nationalism and the Indian Diaspora in Twentieth-Century South Africa · By Jon Soske

Exam, Desk, and Review Copies

Examination copies for course adoption consideration are available for books priced under $35. Instructors can also request one complimentary desk copy for every 20 copies of a book ordered.

You can request an exam copy, a desk copy, or a review copy directly from book description pages on our website. For instructions, please read Requesting a Desk, Examination, or Review Copy.

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Idris Anderson, winner of the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for Doubtful Harbor, selected by Sherrod Santos.

Penumbra, by Michael Shewmaker — the 2017 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner — has just come out. “This is the best first book I’ve read in ages.” (J. D. McClatchy) · “Shewmaker’s artistry reminds me of the exacting felicities of the Donald Justice of The Summer Anniversaries and the Richard Wilbur of Advice to a Prophet.” (Rodney Jones)

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New in African Studies

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Making Money · Life, Death, and Early Modern Trade on Africa’s Guinea Coast · By Colleen E. Kriger

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Living with Nkrumahism · Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana · By Jeffrey S. Ahlman

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Following the Ball · The Migration of African Soccer Players across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949–1975 · By Todd Cleveland

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Market Encounters · Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana · By Bianca Murillo

New Trade Titles

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The Man Who Created Paradise · A Fable · By Gene Logsdon · Foreword by Wendell Berry · Photography by Gregory Spaid

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The Constant Listener · Henry James and Theodora Bosanquet—An Imagined Memoir · By Susan Herron Sibbet

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Comic Shop · The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture · By Dan Gearino · Foreword by Tom Spurgeon

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