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DC Jazz

edited by Maurice Jackson, Blair A. Ruble, foreword by Jason Moran
The familiar history of jazz music in the United States begins with its birth in New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to Chicago, then by rail into New York before exploding across the globe. That telling of history, however, overlooks the pivotal role the nation's capital has played for jazz for a century. Some of the most important clubs in the jazz world have opened and closed their doors in Washington, DC, some of...

DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism

Thomas Dunlap, foreword by William Cronon
No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the...

The DOs, third edition

Norman Gevitz
A comprehensive portrait of the osteopathic medical profession. Overcoming suspicion, ridicule, and outright opposition from the American Medical Association, the osteopathic medical profession today serves the health needs of more than thirty million Americans. Osteopathic medicine is now the fastest-growing segment of the US physician and surgeon population. In The DOs, historian Norman Gevitz chronicles the development of this controversial medical movement from its nineteenth-century origins in the...

DSM

Allan V. Horwitz
The first comprehensive history of "psychiatry's bible"—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Over the past seventy years, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, has evolved from a virtually unknown and little-used pamphlet to an imposing and comprehensive compendium of mental disorder. Its nearly 300 conditions have become the touchstones for the diagnoses that patients receive, students are taught, researchers study, insurers reimburse, and drug...

DVD for An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture

Abdellah Chekayri
Have you lost or damaged the DVD that came with An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture (ISBN 9781589016934)? Now you can purchase an individual DVD to replace it for just $9.95. PLEASE NOTE: Each new textbook already contains the DVD you need. This replacement DVD is available to anyone who has misplaced, lost, or damaged their original DVD. The material on this DVD is the same material that appears on the DVD that came with the An Introduction to Moroccan...

Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940

Sara L. Van Beck
Since their earliest identification in the mid-1500s, more than twenty-eight thousand hybrid daffodils have been named and registered with the Royal Horticulture Society of England. Daffodils began as wildflowers in the Mediterranean basin, then spread and flourished in Europe's alpine and coastal environments. Sara L. Van Beck, an attentive historian and skilled horticulturist, traces the history of the garden daffodil including its early days in Europe, especially the Netherlands;...

Dagny

Mary Kay Norseng
A love goddess who was imprisoned and betrayed by love, a wife who returned again and again to her childhood home, a mother who left her children, a writer who preferred silence, Dagny Juel Przybyszewska existed in a borderland between myth and reality. Born into an upper-class Norwegian family in 1867, she died at the age of thirty-three, estranged from everyone and everything she had known, shot by a neurotic young man in a hotel room in Tiflis near the Black Sea. He wrote,...

Dagur Kari's Noi the Albino

Bjorn Nordfjord
Dagur Kari’s Noi the Albino (Noi albinoi, 2003) succeeded on the international festival circuit as a film that was both distinctively Icelandic and appealingly universal. Noi the Albino taps into perennial themes of escapism and existential angst, while its setting in the Westfjords of Iceland provided an almost surreal backdrop whose particularities of place are uniquely Icelandic. Bjorn Nordfjord’s examination of the film integrates the broad context and history of Icelandic cinema into a close...

Dai Lue-English Dictionary

William J. Hanna
Sep 2012 - Silkworm Books
This pioneering dictionary focuses primarily on the dialect of Dai Lue spoken in Sipsong Panna, China, but also notes differences with the Dai Lue dialect in Thailand. Containing more than 13,000 Dai Lue entries, the dictionary provides a phonetic pronunciation guide and complete English definition for each word, as well as the part of speech, classifiers, and spelling variants. Helpful usage examples of the word in context are all accompanied by English translation. An index of English terms keyed to...

Daily Demonstrators

Tobin Miller Shearer
The Mennonites, with their long tradition of peaceful protest and commitment to equality, were castigated by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. for not showing up on the streets to support the civil rights movement. Daily Demonstrators shows how the civil rights movement played out in Mennonite homes and churches from the 1940s through the 1960s. In the first book to bring together Mennonite religious history and civil rights movement...

Daily Life Depicted in the Cantigas de Santa Maria

John E. Keller, Annette Grant Cash
The hundreds of illuminated miniatures found in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, sponsored by King Alfonso X (1252–84), reveal many vistas of daily life in thirteenth century Spain. No other source provides such an encyclopedic view of all classes of medieval European society, from kings and popes to the lowest peasants. Men and women are seen farming, hunting, on pilgrimage, watching bullfights, in gambling dens, making love, tending silkworms, eating,...

Dale Harding

edited by Hannah Mathews, Dale Harding, with Kate Harding, Deborah Edwards, Nancy Underhill, Ann Stephen, Jacky Huggins, Paul Taçon
Through a Lens of Visitation pays homage to the stories and presence of matrilineal figures in Dale Harding's family. It documents a first-time collaboration with his mother, textile artist Kate Harding. Kate Harding's quilts and Dale Harding's painterly responses together reflect on cultural knowledge as it is held, practiced, and transposed across generations, gender, and...

Dalton Trumbo

Larry Ceplair, Christopher Trumbo
James Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood to stand up for his rights and defend political freedom. In Dalton Trumbo, authors Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo...

Dam Politics

William R. Lowry
The politics of building dams and levees and other structures are just part of the policies determining how American rivers are managed or mismanaged. America's well-being depends upon the health of those rivers and important decisions go beyond just dam-building or dam removal. American rivers are suffering from poor water quality, altered flows, and diminished natural habitat. Current efforts by policymakers to change the ways American rivers are managed range from the removal of dams to...

The Dame in the Kimono

Leonard J. Leff, Jerold L. Simmons
The new edition of this seminal work takes the story of the Production Code and motion picture censorship into the present, including the creation of the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings in the 1990s.

The Damned Don't Cry - They Just Disappear

Harlan Greene
In The Damned Don't Cry—They Just Disappear, literary historian and Lamba Award-winning novelist Harlan Greene has created a portrait of a nearly forgotten southern writer, unearthing information from archives, rare books, film libraries,and small-town newspapers. Greene brings Harry Hervey (1900-1951) to life and explicates his works to reveal him as a hardworking writer and master of many genres, bravely unwilling to conform to conventional values. As...

Dams, Parks and Politics

Elmo Richardson
This book is a chronicle of the myopia and gamesmanship that dominated Americans' understanding of their environment on the eve of the nation's ecology crisis. Based almost entirely on primary sources, Elmo Richardson's study examines the interplay between the national policies and programs for development and preservation of natural resources in the centralist Truman administration and the localist, enterprise-oriented Eisenhower...

The Damsel of Darien

William Gilmore Simms, introduction by Michael Odom

Damselflies of Alberta

John Acorn
With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but are classified in a separate suborder. These aquatic insects are a delight to the eye and a fascinating creature of study. In Damselflies of Alberta, naturalist John Acorn describes the twenty-two species native to the province. Exhaustively researched, yet written in an accessible...

Dance Lest We All Fall Down

Margaret Willson
An unexpected detour can change the course of our lives forever, and, for white American anthropologist Margaret Willson, a stopover in Brazil led to immersion in a kaleidoscopic world of street urchins, capoeiristas, drug dealers, and wise teachers. She and African Brazilian activist Rita Conceicao joined forces to break the cycles of poverty and violence around them by pledging local residents they would create a top-quality educational program for...