ments, including trials designed to compare
the vulnerability of different races.
WILLIS DUKE WEATHERFORD: RACE, RELIGION, AND REFORM IN THE AMERICAN
SOUTH, by Andrew McNeill Canady (
University Press of Kentucky; 337 pages; $50).
Explores constraints on white Southern liberalism through a biography of the educator
and reformer (1875-1970).
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
REBEL GENIUS: WARREN S. MCCULL-OCH’S TRANSDISCIPLINARY LIFE IN SCIENCE, by Tara H. Abraham (MIT Press; 305
pages; $40). A biography of the American
neurophysiologist and cybernetician (1898-
1969), who also pursued work in philosophy,
poetry, and other realms.
THE BIRTH OF THE IMAGINATION: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS ON FORM, by Bruce
Holsapple (University of New Mexico Press;
415 pages; $59.95). A developmental study of
form, structure, and content in Williams’ poetry from Poems (1909) to The Wedge (1944).
DAMNING WORDS: THE LIFE AND RELIGIOUS TIMES OF H. L. MENCKEN, by D.G.
Hart (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing; 259
pages; $26). A biography of Mencken that
describes the journalist and famed agnostic’s
relationship to Christianity as simultaneously
antagonistic and symbiotic.
GEORGE SWORD’S WARRIOR NARRATIVES: COMPOSITIONAL PROCESSES IN
LAKOTA ORAL TRADITION, by Delphine
Red Shirt (University of Nebraska Press; 376
pages; $65). Examines patterns of Lakota
style through a study of the composition and
structure of narratives composed by Sword in
Lakota using the English alphabet.
NARRATIVES FROM THE SEPHARDIC
ATLANTIC: BLOOD AND FAITH, by Ronnie
Perelis (Indiana University Press; 192 pages;
$55). A study of three autobiographical narratives by descendants of Jews forced to convert
to Christianity in Spain or Spanish America.
PRIVATE LIVES MADE PUBLIC: THE
INVENTION OF BIOGRAPH Y IN EARLY
MODERN ENGLAND, by Andrea Walkden
(Duquesne University Press; 206 pages; $70).
Documents how a boom in life writing after
the 1649 trial and execution of Charles I
figured in English political culture; works
discussed include Izaak Walton’s Lives, John
Aubrey’s Brief Lives, and Defoe’s Memoirs of
READING AMERICA: CITIZENSHIP, DEMOCRACY, AND COLD WAR LITERATURE,
by Kristin L. Matthews (University of Massachusetts Press; 288 pages; $90 hardcover,
$29.95 paperback). Focuses on works by J.D.
Salinger, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon,
John Barth, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
THE RELIGION OF EMPIRE: POLITICAL
THEOLOGY IN BLAKE’S PROPHETIC SYMBOLISM, by G.A. Rosso (Ohio State University Press; 291 pages; $69.95). Topics include
the figure of Rahab as key to William Blake’s
THOMAS HARDY: HALF A LONDONER, by
Mark Ford (Harvard University Press; 280
pages; $27.95). A study of the writer’s life, in
his words, as “half a Londoner,” moving between the capital and Dorset.
BEYOND REASON: WAGNER CON TRA NIETZSCHE, by Karol Berger (University of
California Press; 522 pages; $65). Focuses on
Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde,
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal.
GERMAN IDEALISM’S TRINITARIAN LEGACY, by Dale M. Schlitt (State University of
New York Press; 445 pages; $95). Discusses
the Trinitarian thought of Hegel and Schelling and its legacy in the work of such figures
as Philipp Marheineke, Isaak August Dorner,
Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Karl Barth,
Karl Rahner, and Wolfhart Pannenberg.
ZHUANGZI’S CRITIQUE OF THE CON-
FUCIANS: BLINDED BY THE HUMAN, by
Kim-chong Chong (State University of
New York Press; 195 pages; $80). A study
of the ancient Chinese thinker that exam-
ines his criticisms of pre-Qin Confucians
using metaphorical inversion and parody.
BETWEEN THE RULE OF LAW AND
STATES OF EMERGENC Y: THE FLUID JURISPRUDENCE OF THE ISRAELI REGIME, by
Yoav Mehozay (State University of New York
Press; 205 pages; $80). A study of Israel’s use
of emergency powers, some dating from British Mandate Palestine and some originating
with the Jewish state; documents how these
powers reach far beyond the “war on terror.”
SIN IN THE SIX TIES: CATHOLICS AND
CONFESSION, 1955-1975, by Maria C. Morrow
(Catholic University of America Press; 336
pages; $65). Links a changing notion of sin to
a decline in confession by the end of Vatican
II as well as other penitential practices such
as meatless Fridays and Lenten fasting.
THE STORY OF REASON IN ISLAM, by Sari
Nusseibeh (Stanford University Press; 260
pages; $95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback).
Topics include how the fortunes of the classical Arabic language figured in a shift from
prizing reason to legalism in Islamic thought.
TEACHING BODIES: MORAL FORMATION
IN THE “SUMMA” OF THOMAS AQUINAS, by
Mark D. Jordan (Fordham University Press;
256 pages; $100 hardcover, $28 paperback).
Focuses on the structure of the middle portion of the Summa.
TEXTUAL CURATION: AUTHORSHIP,
AGENC Y, AND TECHNOLOGY IN WIKIPEDIA AND CHAMBERS “CYCLOPAEDIA,” by
Krista Kennedy (University of South Carolina Press; 176 pages; $49.99). Compares
Wikipedia today with a similar approach to
publicly submitted information in the second
edition of Ephraim Chambers’ Cyclopaedia
nearly 300 years ago.
STAGE FOR ACTION: U. S. SOCIAL AC TIV-
IST THEATRE IN THE 1940S, by Chrystyna
Dail (Southern Illinois University Press;
194 pages; $40). Documents the influence of
Stage for Action, a short-lived theater group
founded in New York in 1943.
THE WOMAN FANTASTIC IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MEDIA CULTURE,
edited by Elyce Rae Helford and others
(University Press of Mississippi; 256
pages; $65). Essays on Wonder Woman,
Sansa, and similar heroines in television,
film, comic books, and literature.
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5. Sports-betting figures
10. Sports-betting figures
15. Collar donner
16. “Nessun dorma” from
17. Original cast member
of The West Wing
18. Legislative tack-on
19. Tachometer reading,
22. Literally, “anointed one”
24. Sire or dam of some
25. Grain in some gluten-free
26. Largest sine value
27. Junk ___ (creationism topic)
28. Players taken jogging, say
30. Eponym for candy “Pieces”
32. Spoiled, with “on”
34. Screen idol who portrayed
37. Many a Graham Greene
38. Slashed pronoun
39. Star of CBS’s Madam
40. One way to purchase stock
41. “To conclude ...”
42. It’s close to home
43. Mushroom feature
46. Comeback of exaggerated
48. Orthodontic concern
50. Endearing tat
51. Cat or dog tail?
54. ___ hub (tech device with
57. Stepford creator Levin
58. Feeling crummy
59. It’s often put into shells
61. Eggs on a miniature spoon
62. Tries to coerce
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2. Bohr found them far from
3. Incredulous query
4. Garlanded with Charmin,
5. Nutella, e.g.
7. Recipe sentence starter
8. Pre-eruption warning
10. They’re often put into
11. Hanukkah activity suggested
by the circled letters in 3,
21, and 23 Down
12. Boudoir furniture
13. Younger Obama daughter
21. Dated descriptor often
applied to Truman Capote’s
23. “Doesn’t that prove the
29. Packing ___
32. Where brats might be in
33. Strong team members
35. Blacken, as a kabob
36. Collie’s charges, say
44. First lady before Jackie
46. Naturalist dubbed
“John of the Mountains”
47. Capital featuring the
49. Elite relative
50. Array in a Pilates class
52. Carpet layer’s calculation
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56. Long ___ (2,240 pounds)
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