Monday, May 27, 2013

New Books for Fall 2013

We at the University of Missouri of Missouri Press are delighted to announce our list of new books for Fall 2013.

This fall, you can take flight with writer and pilot W. Scott Olsen, who invites readers along as he chases a new way of looking at the physical world and reveals the magic just visible from the cockpit of a Cessna. In the grand tradition of the travel essay, Olsen's Prairie Sky reveals the heart of what it means to fly.

Meander through the Ozarks with historian Lynn Morrow, who has gathered old and new essays from the Missouri Historical Review on the history, culture, and geography of this colorful region. Interest in scholarly study of the Ozarks has increased markedly in recent years, and the authors whose works are included in The Ozarks in Missouri History offer a diverse and fascinating look at this diverse region.

Meet writer Pamela Gerhardt, her four siblings, and her father, Ernie, as they negotiate one of life's most disorienting shifts--when an elderly parent abruptly becomes the cared-for and his children the caregivers. Lucky That Way, Gerhardt's heartfelt story about coming to terms with Ernie’s illness and imminent death, takes readers on an emotional roller coaster that highlights love, loss, humor, and sadness. 

Return to the cocaine-fueled 1980s with musician Carolyn Marie Wilkins, who in They Raised Me Up recalls her struggle to make it in the music business and the inspiration she found in the stories of ancestors and mentors--five strong, musically gifted women who fought to realize their own dreams at the turn of the twentieth century. This poignant narrative not only offers insights on the travails of a musician and single mother but also humanizes the struggles of black and biracial women from the early twentieth century into the 1980s. 

Discover additional new titles in American history, political science, religion, and literary criticism: 

Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American History, edited by Amy Helene Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere

Richard Wright and Haiku, by Yoshinobu Hakutani

In addition, we offer some terrific new paperback editions on icons of baseball, a celebration of the American essay, letters of a Civil War soldier, revivalism, and the Harlem Renaissance:

A Gallery of Harlem Portraits, by Melvin B. Tolson, edited with an afterword by Robert M. Farnsworth 

We are also expanding our ebook offerings, making both our new titles and an array of older titles available in a wide variety of digital formats. More on those soon!

You can browse the full catalog on the Press’s web page and read more about all of these exciting books. All of them are available for preordering from our web page or from your favorite retailer.

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