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New and Upcoming Titles
December 2020

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The Autobiography of Daniel Parker, Frontier Universalist
By Daniel Parker
· Edited by David Torbett

The memoir of Daniel Parker (1781–1861) is an invaluable primary source for post-revolutionary and antebellum American history, an itinerant preacher’s account of the frontier’s diverse and evolving religious landscape, and an engaging human story.

Biography, Religious · 19th century · Ohio and Regional

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Ghost Towns of the American West
By Robert Silverberg

With a historian’s attention to fact and a novelist’s gift for dramatic storytelling, celebrated science fiction author Robert Silverberg brings these adventures back to life in the rowdy splendor of their heyday in Ghost Towns of the American West.

American History, West · Western Americana

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The Longest Voyage
Circumnavigators in the Age of Discovery
By Robert Silverberg

Capturing the total context of political climate and historical change that made the Age of Discovery one of excitement and drama, Silverberg brings a motley crew of early ocean explorers vividly to life.

History | Expeditions & Discoveries · Maritime History · 16th century · Creative Nonfiction

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The Golden Dream
Seekers of El Dorado
By Robert Silverberg

In this history of quest and adventure, celebrated science fiction author Robert Silverberg traces the fate of Old World explorers lured westward by the myth of El Dorado, the City of Gold.

History | Expeditions & Discoveries · 16th century · Political Science | Imperialism · Creative Nonfiction

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Finding Dr. Livingstone
A History in Documents from the Henry Morton Stanley Archives
Edited by Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi and James L. Newman
· Foreword by Guido Gryseels and Dominique Allard

Never-before-published documents from Henry Stanley’s historic 1871 expedition to what is now Tanzania in search of David Livingstone recasts Stanley’s sensationalized narrative with new details about the people involved, their systems of knowledge, commerce, and labor, the natural environment, and the spread of modern colonial powers in Africa.

History | Expeditions & Discoveries · Literary Collections | Diaries & Journals · History | Africa | East · Eastern Africa · Tanzania · African Studies

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A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke
Edited by William Barillas
· Foreword by Edward Hirsch

This timely and accessible companion to the work of twentieth-century American poet Theodore Roethke (1908–1963) gathers essays that illuminate his poetics, themes, and the contexts of his poems through the diverse critical approaches that have emerged in the past five decades.

Literary Criticism, Poetry · Poetry | American

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Anxiety in and about Africa
Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Approaches
Edited by Andrea Mariko Grant and Yolana Pringle

This addition to the Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series presents multidisciplinary essays that demonstrate how individual and collective anxieties can unsettle dominant historical narratives, shape contemporary discourse, and appear across material culture.

Psychology | Ethnopsychology · Cultural Anthropology · African History · African Studies

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The Realm of Prester John
By Robert Silverberg

In this genesis of a great medieval myth, celebrated science fiction author Robert Silverberg’s romantic and fabulous tale explores the mysterious origins of Prester John, the astonishing Christian potentate of the East.

Social Science | Folklore & Mythology · Historical Biography · History of the Christian Church · Creative Nonfiction


That’s it for December. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at January.