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Children's Theater: A Paradigm, Primer, and Resource

by Kelly Eggers & Walter Eggers Scarecrow Press (April 09, 2010)

This book introduces readers to the world of children's theater by highlighting one specific model, The Oyster River Players, a small children's theater company in New Hampshire. By exploring the history and...


From Altar-Throne to Table: The Campaign for Frequent Holy Communion in the Catholic Church

by Joseph Dougherty Scarecrow Press (April 16, 2010)

This book investigates one of the most successful liturgical reforms in Catholic history. Only a century ago, faithful, practicing Catholics received Holy Communion only once a year; now, among American English-speaking...


A History of American Movies: A Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema

by Paul Monaco Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2010)

A History of American Movies provides a survey of the narrative feature film from the 1920s to the present. The book focuses on 170 of the most highly regarded and recognized feature films selected by the Hollywood...


The Way of Music: Aural Training for the Internet Generation

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

The Way of Music builds on the author's earlier work, The Second Sense: Language, Music and Hearing, and is a study guide in attention training, listening skills, and music appreciation for students, teachers...


Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders

by Alvin H. Marill Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

This volume looks at the Western as it was represented from the beginning of television, encompassing all manifestations of the Western, including such series as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Wild, Wild West, as...


Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating

by James R. Hines Scarecrow Press (April 22, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating relates the history of the sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on hundreds...


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...


The Pedagogy of Adaptation

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh Scarecrow Press (February 23, 2010)

This collection of essays focuses on numerous contexts to emphasize why film adaptations matter to students of literature. Written by specialists in a variety of fields, ranging from film, radio, theater, and...


Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater

by Karen J. Siwak Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater provides readers with complete instructions to create a successful mystery theater program. This guide solves the ever puzzling programming issues of timing, setting...


Redefining Adaptation Studies

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh Scarecrow Press (February 23, 2010)

Transcending the literature/film paradigm of typical film adaptation courses, these essays focus on the idea of 'adaptation' and what it means in different socio-political contexts. This volume not only suggests...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

by Andrew Spicer Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400...


Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100

by Jackie C. Horne & Donna R. White Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

In Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100, editors Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White have assembled a collection of essays that look at the book in terms of class, gender and...


Incompatible with God's Design: A History of the Women's Ordination Movement in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church

by Mary Jeremy Daigler Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2012)

Incompatible with God’s Design is the first comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic women’s ordination movement in the United States. Mary Jeremy Daigler explores how the focus on ordination and not...


Journalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

by Edd Applegate Scarecrow Press (May 19, 2011)

In this work, Applegate updates readers on the current conditions of the print and broadcast industries and discusses a variety of topics, from theories of the press to the structure of the print and broadcast...


Privacy: Defending an Illusion

by Martin Dowding Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

This book fills a very important gap in policy analysis by addressing, among other topics, such concerns as how information and communication technologies have changed our conceptions about privacy and the variety...


Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

by James Fisher Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost...


Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E. Raugh Jr. Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography is a research guide and tool for identifying obscure publications and source materials in order to encourage continued original and thought-provoking contributions...


How Information Technology Is Conquering the World: Workplace, Private Life, and Society

by Kai A. Olsen Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2012)

How Information Technology Is Conquering the World focuses on the interface between the technologies and the real world in order to explore not only where these technologies have their advantages, but also where...


Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by E. Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker

by David Madden, Kristopher Mecholsky & Edgar Scarecrow Press (April 28, 2011)

Providing an overview of all of James M. Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book examines Cain's impact on and importance in 20th-century culture, film...


Historical Dictionary of Lithuania

by Saulius A. Suziedelis Scarecrow Press (February 07, 2011)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lithuania will serve as a useful introduction to virtually all aspects of Lithuania's historical experience, including the country's relations with its neighbors....


Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose

by F. James Rybka Scarecrow Press (May 01, 2011)

Bohuslav Martinu's amazing output—over 400 imaginative, well-crafted, and diverse pieces, including symphonies, operas, ballet scores, and other orchestral works—is accounted for in this biography that asserts...


Historical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund

by Sarah Tenney & Norman K. Humphreys Scarecrow Press (May 01, 2011)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund provides a comprehensive overview of the fund, including a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and...


Words of Intelligence: An Intelligence Professional's Lexicon for Domestic and Foreign Threats

by JAN GOLDMAN Scarecrow Press (June 16, 2011)

The number of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms has more than doubled for this new edition, and it includes a topical index and extensively cross-referenced entries. This book explains terms that relate to...


The Native American Mascot Controversy

by C. Richard King Scarecrow Press (June 16, 2009)

Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved...


Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


Robin McKinley: Girl Reader, Woman Writer

by Evelyn M. Perry Scarecrow Press (November 16, 2010)

This study of fantasy author Robin McKinley is the first full-length, in-depth analysis of the author's works, including her award-winning books The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor, 1983) and The Hero and the Crown...


Death and Dying: An Annotated Bibliography of the Thanatological Literature

by John F. Szabo Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

With more than 2,200 citations of monographs, many annotated, on the many aspects on death and dying, this book will be helpful to students, researchers, academics, caregivers, healthcare professionals, psychologists,...


Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence

by Barna William Donovan Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence is a study of the modern action film as a symbolic art of masculinity and a study of this genre's fans who discuss the functions...


Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Emizet Francois Kisangani & Scott F. Bobb Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups...


Literary Research and British Modernism: Strategies and Sources

by Alison M. Lewis Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Focusing on work produced between 1880 and 1945, Literary Research and British Modernism: Strategies and Sources provides scholars with the necessary methods and tools for studying the literature of this period....


Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910: Strategies and Sources

by Melissa S. Van Vuuren Scarecrow Press (November 19, 2010)

This volume discusses traditional and new resources for researching British literature of the Victorian and Edwardian ages and the ways in which those resources can be used in conjunction with one another.


Radical Reads 2: Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens

by Joni Richards Bodart Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections...


Historical Dictionary of Croatia

by Robert Stallaerts Scarecrow Press (December 22, 2009)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Croatia relates the history of this country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations

by Michael G. Schechter Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2009)

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the major international organizations, both intergovernmental and international intergovernmental,...


Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of Ian FlemingOs World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on...


Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz

by Randall Sandke Scarecrow Press (January 25, 2010)

Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination;...


Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock: A Populist Rebellion in the 1990s

by Ronald D. Lankford Jr. Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Women Singer-Songwriters in Rock provides an overview of the women's singer-songwriter movement during the 1990s with detailed analyses of the music of Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Liz Phair,...


Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches

by Robert Benedetto & Donald K. McKim Scarecrow Press (October 06, 2009)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.


Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

In this volume, Amnon Kabatchnik provides an overview of more than 150 important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection between 1925 and 1950. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data,...


Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

by Terry M. Mays Scarecrow Press (November 18, 2009)

This greatly expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution covers more battles, skirmishes, and raids of the American Revolution than any other printed source. This is done...


Historical Dictionary of Malta

by Uwe Jens Rudolf & Warren G. Berg Scarecrow Press (April 27, 2010)

This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malta compiles the unusually rich and long history of the islands comprising the country of Malta. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

by Li-hua Ying Scarecrow Press (December 22, 2009)

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway

by Hank Reineke Scarecrow Press (December 30, 2009)

This professional biography of Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931- ) examines the music and milestones of the American folksinger's half-century career, detailing his role in the preservation of the music of Woody...


Jazz Books in the 1990s: An Annotated Bibliography

by Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg Scarecrow Press (March 18, 2010)

This annotated bibliography contains over 700 entries covering adult non-fiction books on jazz published from 1990 through 1999. Entries are organized by category, including biographies, history, individual...


A Woman's War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy's First African American Female Intelligence Officer

by Gail Harris & Pam McLaughlin Scarecrow Press (December 08, 2009)

When Gail Harris was assigned by the U.S. Navy to a combat intelligence job in 1973, she became the first African American female to hold such a position. Harris's memoir, A Woman's War, follows her 28-year...


Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional

by JAN GOLDMAN Scarecrow Press (December 14, 2009)

Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 seeks to define an intelligence professional while utilizing various theoretical and practical perspectives. Prominent scholars explore...


Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2009)

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...


Ruth Etting: America's Forgotten Sweetheart

by Kenneth Irwin & Charles O. Lloyd Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2009)

A comprehensive, full-length biography of Ruth Etting (1897-1978), this book details her rise to fame, her career as a Ziegfeld Girl and singer (1929-1931), her pioneering radio and film accomplishments, and...