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    Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government 353 Promises and a Mandate for Change Lisa Birch, François Pétry
    9782763744438 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / World Publication Date:August 26, 2019
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.75 in | 400 gr | 262 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Laval University Press
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      During the 2015 election, the Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau promised to make real change in the lives of all Canadians. On the eve of the next election, Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government provides a rigorous and impartial assessment of how the government has delivered on its campaign promises.

      Under the direction of Lisa Birch and François Pétry, twenty renowned academics investigate the fate of the 353 liberal campaign promises in fields as varied as international relations, energy and sustainable development, the economy, Indigenous Reconciliation, and the legalization of recreational cannabis. Collaborators draw from a common set of documentary sources and rely on a common method to analyze and contextualize their pledge fulfillment verdicts. Contrary to the popular belief that politicians make empty promises, it appears that the Liberals in power have fulfilled, at least in part, the vast majority of their promises. The book concludes with a reflection on the relevance and meaning of campaign promises for Canadian democracy. In particular, it ponders the paradox that fulfilling campaign promises does not necessarily create a sense of enthusiasm among voters.

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      Lisa Birch is the executive director of the Centre for the Analysis of Public Policy, an associate professor of political science at the Université Laval, and a professor of political science at CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence.

      François Pétry is an emeritus professor of political science at Université Laval and creator, in collaboration with Lisa Birch, of the Polimeter to track the fulfillment of election promises by Canadian governments.

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    Best Actress The History of Oscar®-Winning Women Stephen Tapert, Roxane Gay
    9781978808058 Hardcover PERFORMING ARTS / Film Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:December 10, 2019
    $49.95 CAD 228.6 x 304.8 x 33.02 mm | 2200 gr | 516 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn. Elizabeth Taylor. Jane Fonda. Meryl Streep. The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity.

      This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. From inaugural recipient Janet Gaynor to Frances McDormand’s 2018 acceptance speech that assertively brought women to the forefront, Best Actress: The History of Oscar®-Winning Women serves to promote a new appreciation for the cinematic roles these women won for, as well as the real-life roles many of them played – and still play – in advancing women’s rights and equality. Stories range from Bette Davis’ groundbreaking battle against the studio system; to the cutting-edge wardrobes of Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cher; to the historical significance of Halle Berry’s victory; to the awareness raised around sexual violence by the performances of Jodie Foster, Brie Larson, and others.

      Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Best Actress honors the legacies of these revered and extraordinary women while scrutinizing the roadblocks that they continue to overcome.
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      STEPHEN TAPERT earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He worked for eight years at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where, as a museum researcher, he provided foundational work for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He subsequently curated an exhibition on the Best Actress Oscar winners at the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin, Italy, and at the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin, Germany. He currently teaches film studies at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
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      "This book presents a frank and timely narrative of the boundary-pushing winners of the Best Actress Oscar and should be on every library shelf."

      “A smart and thought-provoking journey that doesn't miss a bump or a turn in its depiction of the important role women have played in the development of American cinema.”

      “This book is a valuable contribution that illustrates the profound changes that have characterized the role of women in the film world while demonstrating – time and again – how the ability to entertain is never far from the front lines of social change.”

      "While providing a wonderful opportunity to retrace the history of the Academy Awards through the great actresses who have won its top prize, this book shines an important spotlight on the prejudices that women in the film industry have continuously battled."

      "Open Tapert’s elegant doorstopper of a coffee-table book and you’ll find yourself face to face with Frances McDormand looking as if she has a trick up her sleeve....[Tapert] presents stars the way we want to see them: in action."

      " It's a book that can be read from start to finish with grace or a book where traveling to your favorite actress in any order is in order to enjoy."

      "Author Stephen Tapert fascinates by retelling the story of the 75 women who, over the decades, have won the coveted Academy Award for their work in the main female role in a movie....Consider it the perfect early Christmas present for the film buff in your life, or for yourself."


      "It is quite fitting to read Stephen Tapert’s nearly 500-page history of Best Actress Academy Award winners during Oscar season, of course. But it’s a book to be read and enjoyed any time, really. While we all know the details of the careers of recent winners like Brie Larson and Frances McDormand, Tapert spends just as much time on legendary figures like Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler. The chapter about Shearer’s tragic life is especially moving."


      "No women's history or performing arts library should be without this in-depth survey."



      "Best Actress is impeccably well researched, edited, and constructed."



      "Tapert’s highly engaging content allows readers to discover more about films or actresses they know a little about and to learn about less familiar ones....[An] impressively detailed and beautifully presented publication."


      "Tapert’s highly engaging content allows readers to discover more about films or actresses they know a little about and to learn about less familiar ones. The detailed ‘notes’ section demonstrates the detailed research that has gone into each actress, including scholarly works, biographies, magazine articles and website. Furthermore, an abundance of photographs are included, many featuring the women receiving their award or performing in their Oscar-winning role. Tapert notes that many are rare and previously unpublished, thus adding another layer of exclusivity to this impressively detailed and beautifully presented publication."
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    I Wonder U How Prince Went beyond Race and Back Adilifu Nama
    9781978805163 Paperback MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:November 15, 2019
    $30.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24 mm | 280 gr | 186 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      Featured in the 2020 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

      In 1993, Prince infamously changed his name to a unique, unpronounceable symbol. Yet this was only one of a long string of self-reinventions orchestrated by Prince as he refused to be typecast by the music industry’s limiting definitions of masculinity and femininity, of straightness and queerness, of authenticity and artifice, or of black music and white music.

      Revealing how he continually subverted cultural expectations, I Wonder U examines the entirety of Prince’s diverse career as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, record label mogul, movie star, and director. It shows how, by blending elements of R&B, rock, and new wave into an extremely videogenic package, Prince was able to overcome the color barrier that kept black artists off of MTV. Yet even at his greatest crossover success, he still worked hard to retain his credibility among black music fans. In this way, Adilifu Nama suggests, Prince was able to assert a distinctly black political sensibility while still being perceived as a unique musical genius whose appeal transcended racial boundaries.
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      ADILIFU NAMA is a professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has written numerous books about the intersection between African American Studies and pop culture, including Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes and Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino.
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      “Adilifu Nama’s work is a sharp, incisive, and fresh take on the life and career of Prince Rogers Nelson. He seamlessly weaves in a critical yet thoughtful analysis of the intersections of race, masculinity, and sexuality while simultaneously chronicling the evolution of Prince’s music. For the Prince fan, it is a must read.”

      "Dr. Nama explores the life of Prince through the lens of racial politics and the American music industry to illuminate the ways that Prince acted as a racial 'shape shifter.' This book will make you think, make you laugh and make you critically reflect on the constant shifting gendered and racial attitudes American society continues to grapple with."

      "A must for Prince fans and for readers interested in his impact on the music industry, pop culture, and race and gender theory."

      "A must for cultural studies practitioners, especially those who analyze the work of iconic figures."
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    Long Walk Home Reflections on Bruce Springsteen Jonathan D. Cohen, June Skinner Sawyers, Natalie Adler, Eric Alterman, Regina Barreca, Nancy Bishop, Dermot Bolger, Peter Ames Carlin, Jefferson Cowie, Jim Cullen, Joel Dinerstein, Gillian G. Gaar, Martyn Joseph, Deepa Iyer, Greil Marcus, Louis Masur, Paul Muldoon, Lauren Onkey, Richard Russo, A. O. Scott, Colleen Sheehy, Wesley Stace, Frank Stefanko, Irwin Streight, Wayne Swan, David L. Ulin, Elijah Wald, Daniel Wolff, Kenneth Womack
    9781978805262 Hardcover MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:September 23, 2019
    $30.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4 mm | 520 gr | 270 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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    Queer Objects Chris Brickell, Judith Collard, Richard Bruce Parkinson, Paerau Warbrick, Dino Hodge, Helen Pausacker, Jeffrey Vaughan, Greg Minissale, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Carina Pasquesi, Rachel Hope Cleves, Tirza True Latimer, Tim Roberts, Loren Britton, Lukasz Szulc, Margo Hobbs, Barry Reay, Erica Rand, John Howard, Peter Sherlock, Neil Bartlett, Jane Trengove, Amanda Littauer, Diane Johns, Katsuhiko Suganuma, Heike Bauer, Bev Roberts, Matt Cook, Christopher Castiglia, Christopher Reed, Robert Mills, Robert Aldrich, Graham Willett, Peter Wells, Jo Campbell, Elise Chenier, Wayne Murdoch, Kate Davison, Shirleene Robinson, Timothy Willem Jones, Melissa M. Wilcox, Katherine A. Hermes, James Burford, Kath Khangpiboon, Jutathorn Pravattiyagul, Nikki Sullivan, Craig Middleton, Nadia Gush, Reina Lewis, Marcus Bunyan, Yorick Smaal, Daniel Brandl-Beck, Alison Oram, Philip Hughes, Simon Clay
    9781978801707 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:December 20, 2019
    $49.95 CAD 209.55 x 249.94 x 27.94 mm | 1460 gr | 250 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories we wear, various reminders of state power, as well as the analogue and digital technologies we use to communicate with one another. But what makes an object queer?

      The sixty-three chapters in Queer Objects consider this question in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender communities across time, cultures, and space. In this unique international collaboration, well-known and newer writers traverse world history to write about fabulous, captivating, and transgressive items ranging from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and Roman artefacts to political placards, snapshots, sex toys, and the smartphone.
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      Chris Brickell is a professor of gender studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. His books include Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand, Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885–1915, and Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture.

      Judith Collard is a senior lecturer in the department of history and art history at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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      "The queer angel of history has brought us from New Zealand this remarkable book of objects that have aroused memories – involuntary and voluntary, painful and uplifting, individual and communal. A deeply moving exploration of history, memory, and queerness."

      "I’ve been waiting for a book like Queer Objects that examines the stuff of material culture through the sensibilities of many contributors. Each chapter reveals insider knowledge of a particular item, framing it in passionate queer context that triggers our own associations and memories. This is a gorgeous book; you’ll want to keep it out in plain view."

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    Shall Not Be Denied Women Fight for the Vote Library of Congress, Carla D. Hayden
    9781978808911 Paperback HISTORY / United States Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:June 04, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 203.2 x 209.55 x 12.7 mm | 460 gr | 140 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      Official Companion to the Library of Congress Exhibition.

      The campaign for women’s suffrage—considered the largest reform movement in American history—lasted more than seven decades. The struggle was not for the fainthearted. For years, determined women organized, lobbied, paraded, petitioned, lectured, picketed, and faced imprisonment in pursuit of the right to vote. Drawing from the Library’s extensive collections of photographs, personal papers, and the organizational records of such figures as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, the National Woman’s Party, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Shall Not Be Denied traces the movement leading to the women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, the contributions of suffragists who worked to persuade women that they deserved the same rights as men, the divergent political strategies and internal divisions they overcame, the push for a federal women’s suffrage amendment, and the legacy of the movement.

      A companion to the exhibition staged by the Library of Congress, which opened on June 4, 2019—the 100th anniversary of the US Senate’s passage of the suffrage amendment that would become the 19th amendment—Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote is part of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

      Published by Rutgers University Press in association with the Library of Congress.

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      THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS is the largest library in the world. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
      CARLA D. HAYDEN is 14th Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library. Previously she served as CEO of the the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland and as the deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library. She served as president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004.
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      “This artfully presented collection of photographs, broadsheets, cartoons, pamphlets and varied other illustrations of women’s struggle for equality in America, along with illuminating prose, makes it clear that the battle for rights has been bitter, sometimes brutal. And it’s not over yet. Though it might make you mad—read it and learn!”

      "The history of this struggle is one of celebration and setbacks, commanded by dynamic and formidable personalities—change-makers—who believed in relentless action and civil disobedience in the name of equality and justice. In fighting for the right to vote, women formed national political organizations, developed new strategies for protest, and brought women into the public sphere in new and more visible ways. These advances laid the groundwork for civic action that has been emulated by those working for other civil rights causes."
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    Time to Get Real! Turning Uncertainty into an Action Plan for Personal and Professional Success Alex J. Plinio, Melissa Smith
    9781978804616 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Success Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:September 20, 2019
    $33.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4 mm | 520 gr | 268 pages Carton Quantity:34 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      You chose this book because there are important things on your mind. This is a market and time-tested guide to leading an intentional life. Our Life and Career Planning Model requires attention and work on your part but the time and effort will pay off. It’s Time to Get Real! helps you take control, directing you through a process leading to actions that result in personal and professional success. Manage unforeseen challenges with resilience, confidence, and self-direction. Make decisions and choices that create opportunities for you. Integrate your life and career and build the future that you desire.

      The Life and Career Planning Model in Time to Get Real! has been utilized by individuals in early, mid and later career and life. Too many individuals let life happen to them. Control more of your life through readiness and preparation. We can help you visualize a future that you desire and a road that you can travel to get there.

      Written by Alex J. Plinio, and Melissa Smith, acclaimed business leaders and life and career planning specialists, this book is filled with instructive case studies, illuminating stories, interactive exercises, and inspirational quotes enabling you to unlock those things leading to personal satisfaction and success. The Life and Career Planning Model helps you target what matters the most to you in your life while providing the impetus to move you forward in a positive direction. Whether you are 21, 41, or 61, it is now Time to Get Real!
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      Alex J. Plinio is the President of Life & Career Planning, LLC. His previous positions include serving as CEO of Prudential Annuity Services, President of the Prudential Foundation, and President/CEO of AFS-USA, the nation’s largest nonprofit international student exchange program. He is also Co-Founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership and the Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at Rutgers Business School. His business experience includes executive positions in marketing, operations, administration, change management, and start-ups. He has also regularly engaged in volunteerism and board service.

      Melissa A. Smith is the Managing Director of Life & Career Planning, LLC. Her previous positions include National Sales Manager for Easy Spirit Retail Stores and the President of Aerosoles Retail Stores. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. She has deep experience in sales, marketing, training, operations and strategy development along with board service.
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      “It is time! Time to live your purpose, personal mission, and passion. Time to Get Real! gets you there with thoughtful and direct questions and exercises. No baloney. A must in the search for self-fulfillment."

      "If you have been looking for the trail that leads towards personal and professional fulfillment, you are holding the map in your hands! This book is a step by step guide that will not only lead you to becoming all that you are meant be, but will also develop the essential skills that will enable you to steadily weather the journey!”



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    For the Birds Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze Elizabeth Cherry
    9781978801059 Paperback SCIENCE / Life Sciences Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:September 13, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78 mm | 320 gr | 222 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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      2020 Award for Distinguished Book from the Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association

      One in five people in the United States is a birdwatcher, yet the popular understanding of birders reduces them to comical stereotypes, obsessives who only have eyes for their favorite rare species. In real life, however, birders are paying equally close attention to the world around them, observing the devastating effects of climate change and mass extinction, while discovering small pockets of biodiversity in unexpected places.

      For the Birds offers readers a glimpse behind the binoculars and reveals birders to be important allies in the larger environmental conservation movement. With a wealth of data from in-depth interviews and over three years of observing birders in the field, environmental sociologist Elizabeth Cherry argues that birders learn to watch wildlife in ways that make an invaluable contribution to contemporary conservation efforts. She investigates how birders develop a “naturalist gaze” that enables them to understand the shared ecosystem that intertwines humans and wild animals, an appreciation that motivates them to participate in citizen science projects and wildlife conservation.
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      ELIZABETH CHERRY is an associate professor of sociology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She is the author of Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States.

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      "Without qualification, For the Birds will make a substantial and significant contribution to sociology. Cherry’s writing style and conversational tone take us through the training of a neophyte birder into a level of expertise all the while keeping the book extremely readable, lively and accessible."

      “With its eagle-eyed sights on birders in their natural habitat, Elizabeth Cherry’s beautiful ethnography reveals the reverence and concern that citizen scientists feel for these charismatic creatures. Like the naturalist gaze itself, For the Birds is equal parts instructive and pleasurable.”

      For the Birds by Elizabeth Cherry included in Publishers Weekly's Fall 2019 Adult Announcements

      "Recommended."

      "With a wealth of data from in-depth interviews and over three years of observing birders in the field, environmental sociologist Elizabeth Cherry argues that birders learn to watch wildlife in ways that make an invaluable contribution to contemporary conservation efforts. She investigates how birders develop a 'naturalist gaze' that enables them to understand the shared ecosystem that intertwines humans and wild animals, an appreciation that motivates them to participate in citizen science projects and wildlife conservation."

      "A major contribution."
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    Music is Power Popular Songs, Social Justice, and the Will to Change Brad Schreiber
    9781978808126 Hardcover MUSIC / History & Criticism Age (years) from 16 - 99, Grade (US) from 11 Publication Date:November 21, 2019
    $36.95 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94 mm | 520 gr | 238 pages Carton Quantity:27 Canadian Rights: Y Rutgers University Press
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    Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated Michael Streissguth
    9781496824905 Paperback MUSIC / Genres & Styles Publication Date:September 25, 2019
    $30.95 CAD 139.7 x 215.9 mm | 220 gr | 174 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y University Press of Mississippi
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      On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932?2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in California. The concert and the live album, At Folsom Prison, propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since.

      Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated is a riveting account of that day, what led to it, and what followed. Michael Streissguth skillfully places the album and the concert in the larger context of Cash's artistic development, the era's popular music, and California's prison system, uncovering new angles and exploding a few myths along the way. Scrupulously researched, rich with the author's unprecedented archival access to Folsom Prison's and Columbia Records' archives, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison shows how Cash forever became a champion of the downtrodden, as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music.

      This revised edition includes new images and updates throughout the volume, including previously unpublished material.


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      Michael Streissguth has written and produced three documentary films and is author of Voices of the Country: Interviews with Classic Country Performers; Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Reader; Johnny Cash: The Biography; Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, ?The List,? and the Spirit of Southern Music; and Eddy Arnold: Pioneer of the Nashville Sound, the latter published by University Press of Mississippi. He is the founding chair of the Communication and Film Studies Department at Le Moyne College.
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      As an important piece of pop, rock, and country music historiography and as a fitting remembrance of the Man in Black, this . . . is essential.
      Triumphant on biographical and social levels, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison nearly matches its titular musical subject for pure poetic grit.
      A wonder . . . an important book about an epochal album

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