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American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources

196 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones, 1 map


Berlusconi's Italy

Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics

Michael Shin

A richly informed new explanation for the rise and fall of Italy’s colorful Prime Minister

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 tables 19 figures


Beyond Preservation

Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

Andrew Hurley

A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 maps 14 halftones


"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

Contemporary Planning in New York City

Scott Larson

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

198 pages | 6 x 9


Building the Urban Environment

Visions of the Organic City in the United States, Europe, and Latin America

Harold L. Platt

An international comparative study that considers how competing agents of change have interacted to build the urban environment

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 14 maps


California and the Fictions of Capital

George Henderson

The development and meaning of agriculture in late-19th century California

304 pages | 6.125 x 9.25 | 11 tables 7 maps 7 figures 6 halftones


Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Jason Dittmer

A provocative exploration of the nationalist comic book superhero genre in the U.S., Canada, and Britain.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


City and Environment

Christopher Boone and Ali Modarres

An introduction to urban environmental issues around the globe

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 7 figures, 5 halftones


Communities and Crime

An Enduring American Challenge

Pamela Wilcox, Francis T. Cullen, and Ben Feldmeyer

A systematic exploration of how criminology has accounted for the role of community over the past century

274 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 line drawings


Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin

The Sociospatial Exclusion of Homeless People

Jürgen von Mahs

An international account of homelessness, comparing Berlin and Los Angeles and the possibility of exiting homelessness in each city

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 13 figures


Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis

Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago

Robert R. Gioielli

How the postwar decay of America's industrial city's helped to give rise to environmental movement

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


From Improvement to City Planning

Spatial Management in Cincinnati from the Early Republic through the Civil War Decade

Henry C. Binford

A “pre-history” of urban planning in the United States

358 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 23 figures


Gendered Places

The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States

William J. Scarborough

Reveals how distinct cultural environments shape the patterns of gender inequality

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 49 figures


Global Energy Shifts

Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age

Bruce Podobnik

A timely look at key transitions in energy use over the past 100 years

240 pages | 24 figures, 2 halftones


Globalizing the Caribbean

Political Economy, Social Change, and the Transnational Capitalist Class

Jeb Sprague

How global capitalism finds new ways to mutate and grow in the Caribbean

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 36 figures, 3 maps