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American Serengeti: The Last Big
Animals of the Great Plains
by Dan Flores.
University Press of Kansas. $24.95.
Naturalist and outdoorsman Flores
looks at the loss of wildlife across the
Great Plains of the U.S.
Success and Luck: Good Fortune
and the Myth of Meritocracy
by Robert H. Frank.
Princeton University Press. $26.95.
New York Times-bestselling author and
economist Frank discusses the role of
chance in our lives and the solutions
luck can offer our society.
A Field of Their Own: Women
and American Indian History,
by John M. Rhea.
University of Oklahoma Press. $34.95.
Nine figures in American Indian
scholarship reveal how women are
identified with Indian history.
Played Out on the Strip:
The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas
by Janis L. McKay.
University of Nevada Press. $27.95.
As casinos transitioned to
corporate ownership, many
musicians found themselves
unemployed. In 1989, they fought
back, going on strike. Music
professor McKay tells their story.
How Not To Network a
Nation: The Uneasy History of the
by Benjamin Peters.
The MIT Press. $38.
The Soviet Union’s first attempt at a
national computer network succeeded
while America’s failed and the
implications of that failure.
Power Interrupted: Antiracist and
Feminist Activism Inside the
by Sylvanna M. Falcon.
University of Washington Press. $90.
An analysis of U.N. antiracism spaces
and the growth of feminist organization
on a global level.
The Blessings of Business: How
Corporations Shaped Conservative
by Darren E. Grem. Oxford University
Press. $34.95. Tells the story of the
relationship between conservative
Protestants and corporate America.
Comic Democracies: From Ancient
Athens to the American Republic
by Angus Fletcher. Johns Hopkins
University Press. $49.95.
An analysis of comic techniques used to
foster democratic behaviors.
The Politics of Resentment: Rural
Consciousness in Wisconsin and the
Rise of Scott Walker
by Katherine J. Cramer.
University of Chicago Press. $30.
A study of rural resentment and division
Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump
by Aaron James.
A follow up of his book Assholes:
A Theory, James places Republican
presidential candidate Donald Trump in
the typology James helped define.
Meditations After the Bear Feast:
The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott
Momaday and Yuri Vaella,
translated and edited by Claude Clayton
Smith and Alexander Vashchenko.
Shanti Arts. $19.95.
Poets from American Indian and Native
Siberian cultures realize their connection.
Fracking America: Sacrificing
Health and the Environment for
Short-Term Economic Benefit
by Walter M. Brasch.
Greeley & Stone. $34.95.
A look at the impacts of extracting gas
and oil from the ground.