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West Virginia University Press New Books / Fall 2010 CONTENTS NEW BOOKS 1–6 RECENTLY PUBLISHED 7–10 VANDALIA PRESS 11–13 BESTSELLERS 14–16 ORDERING INFORMATION 17 TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST: visit www.wvupress.com TO REQUEST A PRESS REVIEW, EXAMINATION, OR DESK COPY: email firstname.lastname@example.org Vandalia Press is an imprint of WVU Press which features fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. While West Virginia University Press endeavors to ensure that all prices, publication dates, and other details in this catalog are correct upon going to press, they are subject to revision without further notice. West Virginia University P.O. Box 6295/Morgantown, WV 26506 West Virginia University Press Tel: 1-866-WVUPRES www.wvupress.com Fax: 1-304-293-6585 Cover image: Design by Than Saffel, as featured on the front cover of Regards Croisés NEW BOOKS Still Life with Plums Short Stories Marie Manilla “This is an accomplished collection, displaying a variety of voices, settings, conflicts, and surprising solutions. The writing is sure, and the stories demonstrate a writer who is confident in her vision.” Kevin Stewart, The Way Things Always Happen Here Still Life with Plums is a vibrant collection of short stories that weaves together the outwardly distant lives of several strangers. With heaping doses of dark humor and magical realism, these ten stories enliven a cast of characters scat- tered throughout the southern portion of the United States. From West Virginians to Texans and Latinos, Still Life with Plums mines the lives of a Black-Irish West Virginian, a wise-cracking dog groomer, a guilt-ridden ambulance driv- er, a Guatemalan widow, a Japanese-Latin-American poster child for WWII reconciliation, and a meticulous predator. Marie Manilla’s accessible prose is powerful and richly lay- ered as she wrestles with and births a quirky ensemble October 2010 that unflinchingly probes the human psyche. 172pp · 5.5x8.5in PB: 978-1-933202-60-0 · $16.95 West Virginia native Marie Manilla is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, Calyx Journal, Kestrel, Portland Review, GSU Review, and other journals. She is the author of the upcoming novel Shrapnel, a Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel winner. 1 NEW BOOKS Roll Out the Carpet 101 Seasons of West Virginia University Basketball John Antonik With a foreword by Rod Thorn and an afterword by Bob Huggins Roll out the Carpet and Bring on the Mountaineers! Roll out the Carpet is the story of West Virginia University basketball. This comprehensive history chronicles more than one hundred seasons of the game, from the early years of the Tri-State and Eastern Conferences to the golden era of Hot Rod Hundley, Jerry West, and Rod Thorn to the Moun- taineer’s most recent triumphs under coaches John Beilein and Bob Huggins. From the first game in 1904 against ri- val Pitt to the Mountaineer’s triumphant return to the 2010 Final Four tournament, Roll out the Carpet celebrates the spirit and tradition of Mountaineer basketball. With over five hundred never-before-published photographs and ar- ticles of memorabilia from the WVU athletic department, university archives, and personal collections, this book is a September 2010 must-have for any West Virginia University basketball fan. 244pp · 9x11in · 500 bw & color illus It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer! HC/J: 978-1-933202-66-2 · $39.95 xx West Virginia native John Antonik received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University. He is Director of Intercollegiate Sports New Media at West Virginia University and author of West Virginia University Football Vault: The History of the Mountaineers. 2 2 NEW BOOKS Reversing Field Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law Edited by andré douglas pond cummings and Anne Marie Lofaso “[This book] is a welcomed reservoir of information for reference by scholars, students, practitioners, jurists, and others in the field of sports law.” James McCurdy, Gonzaga University School of Law Reversing Field invites students, professionals, and enthusi- asts of sport—whether law, management and marketing, or the game itself—to explore the legal issues and regulations surrounding collegiate and professional athletics in the United States. This theoretical and methodological inter- rogation of sports law openly addresses race, labor, gender, and the commercialization of sports, while offering solu- tions to the disruptions that threaten its very foundation during an era of increased media scrutiny and consumer- ism. Through over thirty articles, academics, practitioners, and critics of sports vigorously confront and debate matters With a foreword by Dr. John Carlos such as steroid use, the Arms Race, gender bias, racism, and October 2010 the Rooney Rule, offering new thoughts and resolution to 536pp · 7x10in the vexing legal issues that surround sports in the 21st century. HC/J: 978-1-933202-55-6 · $44.95 x andré douglas pond cummings is Professor of Law at West Virginia University. cummings holds a JD from Howard University. Anne Marie Lofaso is Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University. She holds an AB from Harvard University, a JD from University of Pennsylvania, and a DPhil from University of Oxford. 3 3 NEW BOOKS An Appalachian Reawakening West Virginia and the Perils of the New Machine Age, 1945–1972 Jerry Bruce Thomas As post-World War II economic expansion spread across the globe, Middle America experienced a period of pros- perity that was built upon a modern age of industrializa- tion. Yet for the people of Appalachia, this new era brought about economic, social, and environmental devastation. Some workers and farmers suffered in silence, some joined a mass exodus from the mountains, while others, trapped by unemployment, poverty, and injury, hopelessly became dependent on welfare. An Appalachian Reawakening re- counts the difficulties the state of West Virginia faced dur- ing this post-World War II period. While documenting this turmoil, this valuable analysis traces the efforts of govern- mental programs to stimulate maximum feasible participa- tion and the ultimate rise of the grassroots activities that improved life and labor in the region and undermined the notion of Appalachian fatalism. November 2010 240pp · 6x9in · 24 bw illus Jerry Bruce Thomas is Professor Emeritus of History at Shepherd PB: 978-1-933202-58-7· $24.95 x University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. HC: 978-1-933202-59-4 · $75.95 x Series: West Virginia and Appalachia An Appalachian New Deal West Virginia in the Great Depression Jerry Bruce Thomas March 2010 · 332pp · 6x9in · PB: 978-1-933202-51-8 · $24.95 x 4 NEW BOOKS A Strike Like No Other Strike Law and Resistance during the Pittston Coal Strike of 1989–1990 Richard A. Brisbin, Jr. “Richard Brisbin’s excellent book sits at the intersection of law, politi- cal science, sociology, and history.” Julie Novkov, Law and Politics Book Review “The book brims with insights into the history of the Pittston strike and into a miner’s way of life.” Henry S. Cohen, The Federal Lawyer In A Strike Like No Other Strike: Law and Resistance during the Pittston Coal Strike of 1989–1990, Richard Brisbin of- fers a compelling study of the exercise of political power. In considering the legal significance of the strike, Brisbin asks the larger question of whether even extreme transgression or resistance can fracture the “imagined coherence of the law.” He shows how each party in the strike invoked the law to justify its actions while attacking those of the other side as unlawful. In the end, both sides lost; although the U.S. New in Paperback! Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favor of the union, most August 2010 of the strikers faced elimination of their jobs and an ongo- 350pp · 6x9in · halftones · maps ing struggle for pensions and health benefits. PB: 978-1-933202-76-1· $24.95 x Richard A. Brisbin, Jr. is Associate Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University and author of Justice Antonin Scalia and the Conservative Revival. 5 5 NEW BOOKS Regards Croisés Perspectives on Digital Literature Edited by Philippe Bootz and Sandy Baldwin “The contents of this book are fantastic.” Katherine Hayles, Distinguished Professor of English, UCLA What happens to literature in an age of digital technology? Regards Croisés: Perspectives on Digital Literature provides an answer to this question through a collection of cutting-edge critical essays on literature gone digital. By offering a wide- angle perspective that globalizes and diversifies current criti- cal paradigms, Regards Croisés examines how digital literature connects with traditional and contemporary reading and writ- ing communities. With contributions stemming from eight countries and three continents, this sophisticated text analyzes transcontinental practices of digital literature, while opening dialogues with expanded critical paradigms in the field. This collection recognizes how a rich history of ongoing literary practice engages with the computer as a programmable device and explores the latest developments in social media and Web 2.0 as venues for digital literature. Regards Croisés is an impor- tant addition to existing digital literature research and reveals December 2010 a vibrant engagement between and among writers, readers, 128pp · 5.5x8.5in and literary practices in a digital world. PB: 978-1-933202-47-1 · $19.95 x Philippe Bootz is Assistant Professor of Multimedia at the University of Versailles-St Quentin and Researcher at the Paragraphe Laboratory (University Paris 8). Sandy Baldwin is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University. 6 RECENTLY PUBLISHED The Pale Light of Sunset Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life Lee Maynard “The Pale Light of Sunset features Maynard’s most lyric and elegant prose and his most complex vision.” Ann Pancake, Strange as this Weather Has Been In 1936, a child is born in the mountains of West Virgin- ia. In 2005, he scatters his past into a deep canyon of rock. The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life illuminates the journey of this boy, a con- stant tourist and visitor, who travels everywhere, yet belongs nowhere. Through tales of swarming hornets and swinging bullies, love affairs with the land and its people, and near death by frostbite and heat stroke, the absurd hilarity and clear, tender voice found within this story navigates a sur- real road paved by the experiences of one man. Author of nationally acclaimed and locally banned novels Crum and Screaming with the Cannibals, Lee Maynard details an imaginative October 2009 account of his journey through seventy years of hard living—from 348pp · 5.5x8.5in West Virginia, to Mexico, the Arctic Circle, and beyond. HC/J: 978-1-933202-42-6 · $23.95 Crum Screaming with the Cannibals Lee Maynard Lee Maynard 2001 · 170pp · 5.5x8.5in 2003 · 261pp · 5.5x8.5in PB: 978-0-937058-59-6· $16.95 HB: 978-0-937058-81-7· $16.95 7 RECENTLY PUBLISHED Helvetia The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia David H. Sutton “[Helvetia] will delight the reader. . .” Leo Schelbert, University of Illinois at Chicago Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia explores the unique founding and de- velopment of a community nestled within the wilder- ness of Appalachia. Established in 1869, this tiny Swiss settlement embodies the American immigrant experi- April 2010 169pp · 10x8in · 88 bw illus · maps · index ence, reflecting the steadfast desire of settlers to pre- PB: 978-1-933202-56-3 · $22.95 serve cultural traditions and values while adapting to new and extraordinary surroundings. From ramp suppers to carnivals, traditional architecture, folk music, and cheese making, this book documents a living community by exploring the eth- nic customs, farming practices, community organization, and language maintenance of Helvetia residents. Helvetia celebrates a small community where residents and visitors alike continue to practice a Swiss American culture that binds an international history to a local heritage. Long out of print, this reissued edition of the history of Helvetia contains a new introduction, a concise index, a bibliography, an appendix of foreign-born immigrants, and an exquisite photographic essay featuring archival images of a Swiss village still thriving within the isolated backcountry of central West Virginia. David H. Sutton is a native of Helvetia, West Virginia. As an archivist and manuscripts curator, he has worked for the Washburn Norlands Foundation in Livermore Falls, Maine and the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Philadelphia. 8 RECENTLY PUBLISHED Hearts of Gold J. McHenry Jones Edited by John Ernest and Eric Gardner J. McHenry Jones’s Hearts of Gold is a gripping tale of post-Civil War battles against racism and systemic injustice. Originally published in 1896, this novel reveals an African American community of individuals dedicated to education, journalism, fraternal organizations, and tireless work serving the needs of those abandoned by the political process of the white world. Jones challenges conventional wisdom by addressing a range of subjects—from interracial re- lationships to forced labor in coal mines—that virtually no other novelist of the time was will- ing to approach. With the addition of an introduction and appendix, this new edition reveals the difficult foundations upon which African Americans built a platform to address injustice, to generate opportunities, and to play a prominent role in American social, economic, and political life. February 2010 · 288pp · 5x7.5in John Ernest is the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature at West Virginia PB: 978-1-933202-53-2 · $22.95 University. Eric Gardner is Chair and Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University. HC: 978-1-933202-52-5 · $68.95 Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement Edited by Irvin D. S. Winsboro “This will be an important, much cited, and respected book.” John Boles, Journal of Southern History How does a state, tarnished with a racist, violent history, emerge from the modern civil rights movement with a reputation for tolerance and progression? Old South, New South, or Down South?: Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement exposes the image, illusion, and reality behind Florida’s hidden story of racial discrimination and violence. By exploring multiple per- spectives on racially motivated events, such as black agency, political stonewalling, and racist assaults, this collection of nine essays reconceptualizes the civil rights legacy of the Sunshine State. Its dissection of local, isolated acts of rebellion reveals a strategic, political concealment of the once dominant, often overlooked, Old South attitude towards race in Florida. November 2009 · 352pp · 6x9in Irvin D. S. Winsboro is Professor of History, African-American Studies, and Florida Studies at PB: 978-1-933202-44-0 · $24.95 Florida Gulf Coast University. HC: 978-1-933202-45-7 · $75.95 9 RECENTLY PUBLISHED Paradox Hill From Appalachia to Lunar Shore, Revised Edition Louise McNeill Edited by A. E. Stringer With a new introduction by A. E. Stringer, this reprint of Louise McNeill’s classic work remains as vivid as when it was first published. Containing poems from several decades of her career, Paradox Hill: From Appalachia to Lunar Shore displays the resonant voice of West Virginia’s former poet laureate. Richly diverse in form and content, Paradox Hill is a must-have col- lection of a beloved poet’s heartfelt exploration of her physical and cultural surroundings. Louise McNeill was born in 1911 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. She was West Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 1979 until her death in 1993. A. E. Stringer is Professor of Creative Writing at Marshall University, West Virginia. 2009 · 128pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-1-933202-37-2 · $16.95 The Historical Atlas of West Virginia Frank S. Riddel The Historical Atlas of West Virginia is an important title for libraries, schools, and West Virginians who want to understand how historical forces are mapped onto the state’s terrain. Copiously illustrated with maps, tables, and charts, this resource depicts everything from the geological deposits and strata that have fed the state’s industries to the settlement patterns of im- migrants, disclosing the intersections between the movements of natural resources and various means of distribution. Using federal and state statistics, this comprehensive reference also includes revelations from national census figures from 1790. Each of its eight sections, as well as its maps and charts, are accompanied by an explanatory essay. An appendix provides a list of West Virginia governors and senators, while an index directs readers to nearly a thousand topics. Frank S. Riddel is co-author of West Virginia Government and American Government: The USA and West Virginia and Professor of History Emeritus at Marshall University, West Virginia. 2008 · 256pp · 7x10in · illus · HC/J: 978-1-933202-27-3 · $29.95 xx Macrofungi Associated with Oaks of Eastern North America Denise Binion, Dr. Steve Stephenson, William Roody, Dr. Harold H.Burdsall, Jr., Dr. Orson K. Miller, Jr., and Dr. Larissa Vasilyeva Macrofungi Associated with Oaks of Eastern North America, the companion to Field Guide to Oak Species of Eastern North America, represents the first major publication devoted exclusively to the macrofungi that occur in association with oak trees in the forests of eastern North America. The macrofungi covered in this volume include many of the more common examples of the three groups—mycorrhizal fungi, decomposers, and pathogens—that are ecologically important to the for- est ecosystems in which oaks occur. More than 200 species of macrofungi are described and illustrated via vibrantly colored photographs. Information is given on edibility, medicinal properties, and other novel uses as well. This publication reflects the combined expertise of six mycologists on the macrofungi anyone would be likely to encounter in an oak forest. 2008 · 468pp · 6x9in · color photos · PB: 978-1-933202-36-5 · $44.95 xx 10 VANDALIA PRESS The Safety of Deeper Water Tim Poland When Sandy Holston is on dry land, she’s nothing special: a nurse who wears her hair in a ponytail and prefers a fishing lure as an earring. But once she dons waders, picks up a fly rod, and steps into a river, she becomes a remarkable, elegant fisherwoman who’s at peace with the world. After surviving her marriage to Vernon—her violent, incarcerated ex-husband—peace is just what Sandy needs. So she moves to Damascus, a small town on the Ripshin River, where she plans to enjoy the fishing and the solitude. Finally she is on the brink of a life she desires in a place she loves. But as the Ripshin’s trout mysteriously die off, and as Sandy grows closer to a reclusive neighbor who has a propensity for fishing naked, her plans are put in jeopardy. Will Sandy be able to find peace—in the river or out—once Vernon is released from prison and fulfills his promise to hunt her down? Tim Poland is Professor of English at Radford University. He is the author of Escapee, a collection of short fiction and Other Stories, a chap- book of poems, the recipient of a Plattner/Appalachian Heritage Award, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. 2009 · 276pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-1-933202-32-7 · $16.95 Backcountry George Constantz Contemporary Writing in West Virginia Edited by Irene McKinney This is as closely knit an anthology as you are ever likely to see. It is as though a large, extended family were drawing on the same store of family stories, jokes, symbols, landscapes, animals, trees, language, and vernacular. How many snakes are in this book? How many foxes? Possums? Fossils? Coal mines? This anthology of contemporary fiction and poetry from West Virginia writers is edited by the state’s poet laureate, Irene McKinney, and features a wealth of fiction and poetry by some of the best writers in the Mountain State over the last half century. Contributors Include: Maggie Anderson, Tom Andrews, Pinckney Benedict, Richard Currey, Mark DeFoe, Victor Depta, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Denise Giardina, Davis Grubb, Lisa Koger, Lee Maynard, Llewellyn McKernan, John McKernan, Irene McKinney, Louis McNeill, Ann Pancake, Breece D’J Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, Timothy Russell, Mary Lee Settle, A. E. Stringer, and Meredith Sue Willis. 2002 · 273pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-0-937058-72-5 · $24.95 Fidelities Valerie Nieman “Nieman’s creation of each character and her evocation of time and place are unique. [Her characters] are so real that I feel I know them all.” Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, On Long Mountain “The stories in Fidelities. . .have a deeply shadowed strength, depicting what is at once commonplace and powerfully re-imagined.” Meredith Sue Willis, Oradell at Sea Valerie Nieman, the author of acclaimed novels Survivors and The Neena Gathering, as well as the poetry collection Wake, Wake, Wake, writes stories that are tender and passionate, unpretentious and vivid. This collection of eighteen short stories draws the reader into the Appalachian state of mind. Valerie Nieman is Professor of English and Journalism at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina. 2004 · 5.5x8.5in · 150pp · PB: 978-0-937058-94-7 · $16.95 11 VANDALIA PRESS Surviving Mae West Priscilla A. Rodd “Priscilla Rodd’s protagonist in Surviving Mae West can be exasperating, like watching a friend engage in self-destructive behavior. Yet, we still care about her as she navigates between the two worlds of New York prostitution and her West Virginia family.” Denise Giardina, Storming Heaven and The Unquiet Earth Tess, a West Virginian in New York City, finds herself among seedy brothels facing life as a prostitute. Tess tells her shocking yet charming stories of pain, joy, depression, loneliness, and endurance throughout her intimate journal. With the shadow of Appalachia always calling her home, she desperately struggles to claim her individuality in a world of debauchery without the painful remnants of her past and fear of a fragmented future overwhelming her. Priscilla A. Rodd holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently teaches creative writing and lives in Charles Town, West Virginia with her husband and fellow writer Deane Kern and their two young sons. 2007 · 207pp · 5.5x8.5 · 978-1-933202-07-5 · $16.95 The Way Things Always Happen Here Kevin C. Stewart “These stories of hard realities and painfully won wisdom are absolutely jam-packed with those simmering, guarded secrets and dark desires we all share.” Chuck Kinder, Snake Hunter and Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale In his debut short-fiction collection, Kevin C. Stewart takes his readers to the scene of a heinous murder, to the home of an alcoholic single mother, to the 1960s election campaign of JFK through West Virginia, and off the side of the New River Gorge Bridge. In this collection of eight stories set in fictional Oak County in southern West Virginia, and one novella set in the Arkansas Ozarks, Stewart gives us characters who all love and hate where they are from. Kevin C. Stewart is Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. Stewart won the Texas Review Novella Prize for a short story entitled Margot, which is featured in this book. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas, along with degrees in English, Architecture, and Civil Engineering. 2007 ·160pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-1-933202-19-8 · $16.95 Lost Highway, 2nd Edition Richard Currey “Currey has an unerring eye for detail, for the everyday wonders of life.” Edvins Beitiks, The San Francisco Chronicle Richard Currey’s Lost Highway has attracted a legion of admirers since its initial publication in 1997. This book depicts the epic struggle of an ordinary person living his dreams and following his passion. Lost Highway is the story of Sapper Reeves, a gifted country musician from the small town of Maxwell, West Virginia. Sapper’s story covers the events of more than half a century, from his birth in a poor coal mining town through his travels on the back roads of Appalachia in search of recognition and respect. Along the way, Sapper’s embattled love for his wife and struggle to come to terms with his combat- wounded son form the basis of his artistic and personal redemption. Richard Currey served in the U. S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. He is the author of Crossing Over: A Vietnam Journal, which earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination and Fatal Light, which was short-listed for the 1988 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel and the winner of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Excellence in the Arts Award. 2005 · 245pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-0-937058-96-1 · $16.95 12 VANDALIA PRESS Going A Novel Kevin Oderman In Granada, a boy in a dress begs in the white alleys of the old town. A vulnerable runaway, he turns to Madelein James, an American painter who is living in the city for protection. The boy also meets Madeleine’s new friend, poet Cy Jacobs. Although the two adults mean to help the boy, they unwittingly expose him to more peril. Soon, all the characters in the story have been scraped on the touchstone of hard realities and made to show their mettle, be it base or gold. This novel, at times somber and at times flaring with intensity, calls up indelibly the difficulties of making a good life—or a good death—in a world in which we are all, in one way or another, going. Kevin Oderman is Professor of English and Creative Writing at West Virginia University, the author of the prize-winning collection of liter- ary essays How Things Fit Together, and a critical book on Ezra Pound entitled Ezra Pound and the Erotic Medium. 2006 · 263pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-1-933202-13-6 · $16.95 Witches, Ghosts, and Signs Folklore of the Southern Appalachians Patrick Ward Gainer Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians highlights stories that both amuse and raise goosebumps. Based on material Gainer collected from over fifty years of field research, Witches, Ghosts, and Signs presents the rich heri- tage of the southern Appalachians in a way that has never been equaled. Strange and supernatural tales of ghosts, witches, hauntings, disappearances, and unexplained murders that have been passed down from generation to generation from as far back as the earliest settlers in the region are included in this collection that will send chills down the spine. Patrick Ward Gainer (1904–1981) was a well-known music director, singer, and radio personality. He dedicated his life to revitalizing folk traditions and elevating the image and self-esteem of the Appalachian people at a time when derogatory stereotypes flourished. He was a Professor of English at West Virginia Univeristy until his retirement in 1972. 2008 · 273pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-1-933202-20-4 · $18.95 Music in the Air Somewhere WVU Press Sound Archive The Shifting Borders of West Virginia’s Fiddle and Song Traditions Erynn L. Marshall In Music in the Air Somewhere, professional musician and musicologist Erynn L. Marshall documents the influence of folk music upon fid- dlers’ compositions and techniques and the diversity of music traditions in the Mountain State. This survey of Appalachian fiddle tradition includes a comprehensive exploration of West Virginian musicians and the state’s oral traditions and includes a CD of Marshall’s field and archival recordings. 2006 · 270pp · 5.5x8.5pp · PB with CD: 978-1-933202-25-9 · $22.95 Edden Hammons Collection Coal Digging Blues Work and Pray · 2003 John Cuthbert · 2001 & 2006 Songs of WV Miners · 2006 Historical Negro Spirituals and Work Songs Vol 2: CD: 978-0-937058-54-1 · $24.95 Mark Allan Jackson Cortez Reece Vol 1: CD: 978-0-937058-51-0 · $15.95 CD w/ booklet: 978-1-933202-11-2 · $15.95 CD: 978-0-937058-75-6 · $15.95 13 BESTSELLERS Bringing Down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Southern West Virginia Communities Shirley Stewart Burns For more than a century, West Virginia has answered the energy call of the nation—and the world—by mining and exporting its coal. West Virginia’s coal industry provides almost forty thousand jobs directly related to coal, and contributes $3.5 billion to the state’s gross annual product. For generations of honest, hard-working West Virginians, coal has put food on tables, built homes, and sent students to college. But coal has also maimed, debilitated, and killed. Bringing Down the Mountains provides insight into how mountaintop removal has affected the people and the land of southern West Virginia by examining the mechanization of the mining industry and the power relationship between coal interests, politicians, and the average citizen. Shirley Stewart Burns is a native of the southern coalfields of West Virginia. She holds a PhD in History with an Appalachian focus from West Virginia University and is a community and environmental activitist for her home state. 2007 · 215pp · 6x9in · PB: 978-1-933202-27-3 · illus · $24.95 Matewan Before the Massacre Politics, Coal and the Roots of Conflict in a West Virginia Mining Community Rebecca J. Bailey Matewan Before the Massacre provides the first comprehensive history of this area of West Virginia, beginning in the late eighteenth century and continuing up to the Massacre. It covers the relevant economic history, including the development of the coal mine industry and the struggles over land ownership; labor history; early efforts of unionization; transportation history; the role of the N&W Railroad; the role of political factions in the county’s two major communities of Matewan and Williamson; and the impact of the state’s governors and legislatures on Mingo County, West Virginia. Rebecca J. Bailey is a scholar of West Virginia and Appalachian History. She first learned about Matewan through stories her coal miner grandfather told about witnessing Sid Hatfield’s murder and could not let go of the story. 2008 · 224pp · 6x9in · PB: 978-1-933202-17-4 · $27.95 Monongah George Constantz The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mining Disaster, the Worst Industrial Accident in US History Davitt McAteer Monongah: The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mining Disaster documents the worst industrial accident in the history of the United States. This disaster killed hundreds of men and boys—many of them immigrants—and led to a greater aware- ness of industrial working conditions, and ultimately the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. Through thirty years of exhaustive research, Davitt McAteer delves deeply into the personalities, economic forces, and social landscape of the mining communities of north central West Virginia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Davitt McAteer is an internationally recognized expert on mine and workplace health and safety. 2007 · 332pp · 6x9in · HC/J: 978-1-933202-29-7 · $32.95 14 BESTSELLERS Vivid Companion Irene McKinney “What a rich, evocative world is Irene McKinney’s. She writes with a strong soul, a great ear, and a commanding vista. She knows the trees, the birds, the manners, and the difficult history of Appalachian America; she knows, this fine poet, the ways of the human heart.” David Baker, The Kenyon Review The fifth published collection of poetry from West Virginia’s poet laureate and author of Six O’Clock Mine Report is an extraordinary set of poems which reflects the complexity, the magnanimity, and the resilience of the human spirit. McKin- ney writes with candor, precision, and compassion; most importantly, though, Irene McKinney’s poems are accessible to all types of readers. Irene McKinney is Poet Laureate of West Virginia and Associate Professor of English at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has published five volumes of poetry. 2004 · 98pp · 5.5x8.5in · PB: 978-0-937058-92-3 · $16.95 The Potomac Canal George Washington and the Waterway West George Constantz Robert J. Kapsch The Potomac Canal Company’s industrial trade route laid the foundation for what would eventually become the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. During its operation, the canal system was used to ship flour from mills in the foothills of Appalachia to the tidewater of the Chesapeake and soon became the basis of agricultural wealth in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle and throughout the Appalachian Piedmont. This illustrated book presents a chronological narrative of the new nation’s first effort to link the rich western agricultural lands with the coast at port cities of the new east. Robert J. Kapsch was Chief of Historic American Buildings Survey and Historic American Engineering Record for the National Parks Service for over fifteen years. 2007 · 374pp · 8.5x10in · illus ·PB: 978-1-933202-18-1 · $39.95 Robert C. Byrd Child of the Appalachian Coalfields Senator Robert C. Byrd U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd’s autobiography follows his experiences from his boyhood in the early 1920s to his election in 2000, which won him an unprecedented eighth term in the senate. Throughout his account, Senator Byrd offers commen- tary on national and international events that occurred throughout his long life in public service, revealing a journey from the Appalachian coalfields to the marbled halls of Congress that has inspired generations of people in West Virginia and throughout the nation. Robert Carlyle Byrd is the senior United States senator from West Virginia and the longest-serving senator in congressional history. He is a member and former Senate Leader of the Democratic Party. Byrd has been a senator since January 3, 1959 and is the oldest current member of the United States Congress. He is the first person to serve an uninterrupted half a century as a U. S. senator. 2005 · 832pp · 6x9in · HC/J: 978-1-933202-00-6 · $34.95 15 BESTSELLERS Mountain Memories An Appalachian Sense of Place Jim Clark Through images and text, award-winning nature photographer and writer Jim Clark discloses a collection of wondrous, often overlooked sites found within Appalachia. With over two-hundred exquisite photographs, this book conveys the joy and beauty found through the simple observation and understanding of nature. From wildlife and flowers, to mountains, waterfalls, and rustic building to creeping moss, and soaring ravens, this book illustrates Jim Clark’s memories of West Virginia and will remind you of your own sense of place. Jim Clark’s articles and images have appeared in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best, Wonderful West Virginia, Birders World, Country, Wild Bird, and Outdoor & Nature Photographer. Clark is the author and photographer of West Virginia: The Allegheny Highlands. He is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association and a recipient of that organization’s Outstanding Recognition Award. 2003 · 224pp · 9x12in · 200 color illus · HC/J: 978-0-937058-77-0 · $44.95 Hollows, Peepers, and Highlanders George Constantz An Appalachian Mountain Ecology, 2nd Edition George Constantz This new edition of Hollows, Peepers, and Highlanders: An Appalachian Mountain Ecology is the culmination of ten years of George Constantz’s ecological research. By explaining complex scientific concepts in lay terms, Constantz reveals the processes which led to the formation of the Appalachian Mountains, the adaptation of species to ecological events, and the environmental problems now plaguing the region. This eclectic collection of essays explores the eastern deciduous forest and exposes the conflicts that underlie the mysteries of Appalachian life. George Constantz is the founder of Cacapon Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Appalachian rivers through science and education. Constantz has worked as a teacher of biology and environmental science, fish ecologist, researcher, and park naturalist. 2004 · 368pp · 6x9in · PB: 978-0-937058-86-6 · $19.95 Woody Plants in Winter Earl L. Core and Nelle P. Ammons Woody Plants in Winter is a lavishly illustrated manual used to identify trees and shrubs in winter when the lack of leaves, fruits, and flowers makes them unidentifiable. Woody Plants in Winter covers northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, encompassing the southern boundaries of Virginia and Kentucky, the western boundaries of Missouri and Iowa, and the 49th parallel of latitude through Quebec, Ontario, and the north-western corner of Minnesota. Now in its fifteenth printing, this manual is a classic reference for naturalists, botanists, gardeners, and hobbyists. Earl L. Core and Nell P. Ammons, both West Virginia University Professors of Distinction, originally published this book with The Boxwood Press in 1958. 1999 · 218pp · 6x9in · illus · PB: 978-0-937058-52-7· $15.95 16 ORDERING INFORMATION HOW TO ORDER Mail orders to: Fax orders: West Virginia University Press (800) 621-8476 (USA/Canada) c/o Chicago Distribution Center (773) 702-7212 (International) 11030 South Langley Avenue Pubnet@202-5280 Chicago, IL 60628 Phone orders: Journal orders: (800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada) Please continue to order journals (773) 702-7000 (International) through the WVU Press office. Order online: Note for Booksellers: www.wvupress.com Prices marked “x” are short discounted Prices marked “xx” are specialist discounted Email orders: Prices unmarked are trade discounted email@example.com Shipping & Sales Tax Within the U.S., add $6.00 for the first book purchased and $1.00 for each additional book. 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