NEW RELEASES

New Academia Academic Books

WHAT IS GOD? Can Religion be Modeled?
Thomas B. Sheridan

This is a study of the concept of God, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in a supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. It adopts the assumption of model-based reality, as currently prevalent in physics and some branches of philosophy.

CANONS AND CONNECTIONS: A Network Theory approach to the study of literary systems with specific reference to Afrikaans poetry
Burgert A. Senekal

This study takes a new look at the literary system from the perspective of network theory, and  discusses who the key players are in the contemporary Afrikaans poetry network from 2000 to 2012.

AGNOLO BRONZINO: The Muse of Florence
Liana De Girolami Cheney
This manuscript investigates the many important artistic and art historical issues associated with the paintings and writings of  Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572).
REAL AND PHANTOM PAINS: An Anthology of New Russian Drama
John Freedman, ed.

The plays selected for this anthology reflect the issues and styles typical of the new wave of dramatic writing in Russia.

BREAKING NEW GROUND IN ART HISTORY: <br>A Festschrift in Honor of Alicia Craig Faxon
Margaret A. Hanni, ed.

While this volume will honor Dr. Alicia Faxon and her career, the range of authors, topics and perspectives will attract readers interested in art history, literary and women’s studies and contemporary culture.

ARTISTS with PhDs: On the New Doctoral Degree in Studio Art, Second Edition
Edited by James Elkins

This book is the second, extended edition of the first of its kind. It is a resource to help people artists, teachers, administrators, and students assess and compare programs for a new PhD in Studio Art.

CINEMA UNCHAINED: The Films of Quentin Tarantino
Simona Brancati
Translator Louise Hipwell

This book explores the intriguing cinematic world of Quentin Tarantino.

COMMUNIST INTIMACY
Jasna Koteska

This book analyzes the nature of the police states in Eastern Europe (especially, in ex-Yugoslavia) during the communist era.

 

Nonfiction

COUNTERINSURGENCY IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN 2004-2008: A Civilian Perspective
Robert Kemp

This book looks at how, the United States engaged in a complex effort to rebuild security, development, and governance in Afghanistan, all while fighting a low-intensity war.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT BOYS: Philippine Diplomacy and Its American Heritage
Marciano R. de Borja

The book relates the untold story of the efforts of the U.S. Department of State to train the first Filipino career diplomats before and after Philippine independence in July 1946.

POT SHARDS: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas
Donald P. Gregg

A memoir, based on the author’s memorable experiences as a CIA’s agent on the island of Saipan, in Japan, in Burma, in the Vietnam War,in Korea,  and ten years in the White House, working for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush.

THE SMALL FARMER CAN: Buyer-Led Approach Rescues Rural Bolivian Families from Poverty
Preston S. Pattie

Rather than focusing on project assistance, this book emphasizes the success of rural Bolivian families to carry out their own productive business activities.

MEMOIRS OF A FOREIGN SERVICE ARABIST
Richard B. Parker

Parker’s experiences in the Foreign Service shed light on many aspects of U.S. diplomacy in the Near East, an area of continuing interest and concern today.

RADIO FREE EUROPE: An Insider's View
J. F. Brown

This is the story of the critical role played by Radio Free Europe during the Cold War, as recounted by veteran RFE official J. F. Brown, who served as director from 1978 to 1983.

 

Fiction/Memoirs

THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY: Poems
Grace Cavalieri
This is a book of poems, a document, testament, memorial for the author’s deceased husband―The Man Who Got Away
LUCAS & LILLY GO TO KINDERGARTEN
Charles DeSantis

The purpose of this book is to help both the parent and child transition into kindergarten and also show the differences in people. It is a learning tool and a story that is meant to be used in learning the basics of alpha/numeric.

THE ROGUE AND OTHER PORTUGUESE STORIES
Julieta Almeida Rodrigues
Written from a sociological perspective, these stories illuminate a wide range of topics in contemporary Portugal.
REBMANN: A Novel
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
A historical novel based on the life of Johannes Rebmann, 1820-76, describing his missionary travels to East Africa.
WORD: Short Stories
Fuat M. Andic

The book includes seventeen short stories related to ordinary people faced with an extraordinary situation.

THE SWALLOWS OF MONTE CASSINO: A Novel
by Helena Janeczek, tr. Frederika Randall

This novel hinges on the battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, in World War II, covering the international contingents and their contribution to that victory.