Spring 2005

At a Loss for Words

How America is Failing Our Children and What We Can Do about It

Betty Bardige

Promoting the importance of pre-literacy skills for later learning

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 figures, 3 halftones


The Beat of My Drum

An Autobiography

Babatunde Olatunji and Robert Atkinson

The story of how Drums of Passion introduced Americans to West African music

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones


Commentary in American Life

Murray Friedman

232 pages | 6 x 9


The Education of a University President

Marvin Wachman

The remarkable story of how a Milwaukee newsboy rose to university president

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 halftones


The Fibromyalgia Story

Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain

Kristin Barker

The first unbiased assessment of fibromyalgia

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 2 figures, 4 halftones



The New Shape of Global Power

John Agnew

How American hegemony came about, its effects on the world, and how it now haunts its creators

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 4 figures, 9 halftones, 3 maps


Hybridity, or The Cultural Logic of Globalization

Marwan M. Kraidy

A guide to understanding hybridity-the interaction of cultures

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Immigrants, Unions, and the New U.S. Labor Market

Immanuel Ness

Examining the lives of immigrant workers, both on the job and off

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables


Just Around the Corner

The Paradox of the Jobless Recovery

Stanley Aronowitz

A searing indictment of the American way of recession and recovery

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Life and Death in Intensive Care

Joan Cassell

A penetrating look at the values, systems, and life-and-death dramas in the world of the surgical intensive care unit

248 pages | 6 x 9



Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman

Robert Gay and Arthur Schmidt

One woman's story of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala

Sergio Javier Navarrete Pellicer

The marimba as a cultural force in rural Guatemala

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 21 figures, 14 halftones, 1 map


P is for Philadelphia

Susan Korman

A primer on the City of Brotherly Love, illustrated by the children of Philadelphia, for the children of Philadelphia

64 pages | 10 x 8 | 54 color illustrations


The Philadelphia Area Weather Book

Jon Nese and Glenn Schwartz

A book for every season!

264 pages | 8.375 x 10 | 16 color illustrations, 36 tables, 36 figures, 159 halftones, 64 maps


The Phillies Reader

Updated Edition

Edited by Richard Orodenker

A rich collection of baseball literature that chronicles the dramatic history of the Philadelphia Phillies

302 pages | 6 x 9