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The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War

by David L. Anderson Columbia University Press (July 10, 2002)

More than a quarter of a century after the last Marine Corps Huey left the American embassy in Saigon, the lessons and legacies of the most divisive war in twentieth-century American history are as hotly debated...


The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust

by Donald L. Niewyk & Francis R. Nicosia Columbia University Press (July 24, 2012)

This invaluable resource provides a multidimensional survey of the Holocaust, essentially integrating five separate books into one comprehensive reference tool: a historical overview; a guide to Holocaust controversies;...


The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...


The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

by Ronald H. Bayor Columbia University Press (July 14, 2004)

All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation,...


Classic Writings on Poetry

by William Harmon Columbia University Press (November 05, 2003)

The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet"

"[The poet] is a seer . . . . he is individual . . . he is complete...


Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

by Victor L. Cahn, Steven M. Cahn & Mary Ann Caws Columbia University Press (March 05, 2013)

This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three...


The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust

by Donald L. Niewyk & Francis R. Nicosia Columbia University Press (September 26, 2000)

Offering a multidimensional approach to one of the most important episodes of the twentieth century, The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust offers readers and researchers a general history of the Holocaust while...


The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

by Gary Y. Okihiro Columbia University Press (November 07, 2001)

Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments,...


Quotations for All Occasions

by Catherine Frank Columbia University Press (November 01, 2000)

On the most important occasions of our lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words; when we want to console, celebrate, explain, inspire, or thank, we end up repeating such uninspiring, uninformative...


The Columbia History of Post-World War II America

by Mark C Carnes Columbia University Press (July 06, 2007)

Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages...


The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

by Kirk A. Denton, Bruce Fulton, Sharalyn Orbaugh & Joshua S. Mostow Columbia University Press (July 10, 2003)

This extraordinary one-volume guide to the modern literatures of China, Japan, and Korea is the definitive reference work on the subject in the English language. With more than one hundred articles that show...


Listening to the Page: Adventures in Reading and Writing

by Alan Cheuse Columbia University Press (September 25, 2002)

When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert...


The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry

by David McCann Columbia University Press (March 24, 2004)

Korea’s modern poetry is filled with many different voices and styles, subjects and views, moves and countermoves, yet it still remains relatively unknown outside of Korea itself. This is in part because the...


The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945

by Eric Cheyfitz Columbia University Press (April 04, 2006)

The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945 is the first major volume of its kind to focus on Native literatures in a postcolonial context. Written by a team of noted Native...


The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

by Carolyn Merchant Columbia University Press (September 14, 2005)

How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major...


New Age and Neopagan Religions in America

by Sarah M. Pike Columbia University Press (July 07, 2004)

From Shirley MacLaine’s spiritual biography Out on a Limb to the teenage witches in the film The Craft, New Age and Neopagan beliefs have made sensationalistic headlines. In the mid- to late 1990s, several...


The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper & Craig Mackenzie Columbia University Press (April 13, 2010)

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid....


The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast

by Theda Perdue & Michael D Green Columbia University Press (June 22, 2005)

Though they speak several different languages and organize themselves into many distinct tribes, the Native American peoples of the Southeast share a complex ancient culture and a tumultuous history. This volume...


The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

by Victor H. Mair Columbia University Press (March 10, 2010)

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by...


The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

by David G. Gutiérrez Columbia University Press (July 20, 2004)

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 provides cutting-edge interpretations of recent Latino history, including essays on the six major immigrant groups (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans,...


The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

by Victor H. Mair Columbia University Press (January 03, 2001)

With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings...


The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains

by Loretta Fowler Columbia University Press (July 02, 2003)

Plains Indians have long occupied a special place in the American imagination. Both the historical reality of such evocative figures and events as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Sacajewea, and the Battle of Little...


The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

by Paul Harvey & Philip Goff Columbia University Press (April 26, 2005)

This unique documentary history brings together manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems...


The Measure of America

by Eduardo Borges Martins, Kristen Lewis, Sarah Burd-Sharps & William H. Draper Iii et al. Columbia University Press (July 22, 2008)

The Measure of America is the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation. It introduces the American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans,...


The Novelist's Lexicon

by Villa Gillet / Le Monde Columbia University Press (June 01, 2010)

At the renowned, international literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and Le Monde, organizers asked more than seventy prominent authors to choose a word that opens a door to their work. Their musings, collected...


The Columbia Guide to Online Style: Second Edition

by Janice R. Walker & Todd Taylor Columbia University Press (September 25, 2006)

The Columbia Guide to Online Style is the standard resource for citing electronic and electronically accessed sources. It is also a critical style guide for creating documents electronically for submission...


Archival Resources of Republican China in North America

by Chengzhi Wang & Su Chen Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

North America maintains the largest collection of archival materials relating to the Chinese Republican era (1911–1949) outside of China. Most of the archival materials are also unique, and the collections...


From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor

by Steven M. Cahn & Catharine R. Stimpson Columbia University Press (August 11, 2008)

Steven M. Cahn's advice on the professorial life covers an extensive range of critical issues: how to plan, complete, and defend a dissertation; how to navigate a job interview; how to improve teaching performance;...