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Transcript of London Book Fair 2015 Indiana University Press

  • LBF 2015

    Indiana University Press Subsidiary Rights Manager, Peter Froehlich pfroehli@indiana.edu | US (812) 855-6314

  • Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures HISTORY 1

    Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China HISTORY 2

    Reality Check POPULAR SCIENCE 3

    Looking Behind the Label BUSINESS / SOCIAL SCIENCE 4

    My Life as a Silent Movie - a Novel FICTION 5

    Terrarium - a Novel FICTION 6

    Bastards of Utopia ETHNOGRAPHY 7

    Egypt in the Future Tense ETHNOGRAPHY 8

    Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria POLITICAL SCIENCE 9

    European Muslim Antisemitism ANTHROPOLOGY 10

    AGENTS BY COUNTRY 11

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  • HISTORY?

    Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures AUTHOR: Jeremy Black DESCRIPTION: 252 pages DATE: June 2015

    Imaginative approach to history Written for the general reader and scholar alike Astutely argued, accessible perspective Engaging introduction to an unusual subject

    "A wide-ranging and lively commentary on the utility (and limits) of examining what did not happen in the past as a way to make sense of what did." John Brobst, author of The Future of the Great Game: Sir Olaf Caroe, Indias Independence, and the Defense of Asia "A concise, comprehensive analysis of an approach to history that is far more complex than either its supporters or its critics understand. . . . The question 'why?', basic to history, cannot be adequately addressed without at least evaluating untaken roads." Dennis Showalter, author of Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk, the Turning Point of World War II

    What if there had been no World War I or no Russian Revolution? What if Napoleon had won at Waterloo in 1815, or if Martin Luther had not nailed his complaints to the church door at Wittenberg in 1517, or if the South had won the American Civil War? The questioning of apparent certainties or known knowns can be fascinating and, indeed, What if? books are very popular. However, this speculative approach, known as counterfactualism, has had limited impact in academic histories, historiography, and the teaching of historical methods. In this book, Jeremy Black offers a short guide to the subject, one that is designed to argue its value as a tool for public and academe alike. Black focuses on the role of counterfactualism in demonstrating the part of contingency, and thus human agency, in history, and the salutary critique the approach offers to determinist accounts of past, present, and future. Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is author of many books including War and Technology (2013), Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 15191871 (2011), and War and the Cultural Turn. Black received the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History in 2008.

    Indiana University Press Subsidiary Rights Manager, Peter Froehlich pfroehli@indiana.edu | US (812) 855-6314

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  • Military History

    Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China The Liao-Shen Campaign, 1948 AUTHOR: Harold M. Tanner DESCRIPTION: 336 pages, 10 black & white illustrations,

    10 maps DATE: June 2015

    The story of a campaign and battles with far-reaching cultural and political consequences for Asia

    Pivotal battle explicated in depth. Extensive use of primary and secondary Chinese sources

    "Not just a military history of the campaign, but a consideration of its broad diplomatic significance and its place in historical memory. Will add significantly to our existing knowledge of the Chinese Civil War." Priscilla Roberts, University of Hong Kong "Tanner's scholarship is formidable. He has amassed and skillfully used a vast array of Chinese sources, both primary and secondary, and judiciously refers to Western sources to fill out his account. No other Western scholar has exploited Chinese military sources as well as he has." Steven Levine, co-author of The Arc of Empire: America's War in Eastern Asia, 1899-1973

    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedongs Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was lost. Despite their significance, there have been few studies in English of the war's major campaigns. The Liao-Shen Campaign was the final act in the struggle for control of Chinas northeast. After the Soviet defeat of Japan in Manchuria, Communist Chinese and then Nationalist troops moved into this strategically important area. Chinas largest industrial base and a major source of coal, Manchuria had extensive railways and key ports (both still under Soviet control). When American mediation over control of Manchuria failed, full-scale civil war broke out. By spring of 1946, Chiang Kai-sheks Nationalist armies had occupied most of the southern, economically developed part of Manchuria, pushing Communist forces north of the Songhua (Sungari) River. But over the next two years, the tide would turn. The Communists isolated the Nationalist armies and mounted a major campaign aimed at destroying the Kuomintang forces. This is the story of that campaign and its outcome, which were to have such far-reaching consequences. Harold Tanner is Professor of History and Fellow of the Military History Center at the University of North Texas. A specialist in twentieth-century and contemporary China and Chinese military history, he is the author of The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China: Siping, 1946 (IUP, 2012) and China: A History.

    Indiana University Press Subsidiary Rights Manager, Peter Froehlich pfroehli@indiana.edu | US (812) 855-6314

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  • Popular Science

    Reality Check How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future AUTHOR: Donald R. Prothero DESCRIPTION: 392 pages, 39 black & white illustrations DATE: July 2013

    Entertaining, popular style A scientists address of popular arguments Enlightened and insightful complaints of the hazards of

    anti-scientific rhetoric

    "The shabby tactics of science denialists sparked this astute exposition of what we lose when science is sidelined. . . . Ultimately, Prothero argues, by claiming that clear findings on climate change, biodiversity loss and overpopulation are false, deniers inch us closer to catastrophic planetary tipping points." Nature "Reality Check is an entertaining, thought-provoking, and informative read." Reports of the National Center for Science Education "Prothero's treatise will give the science-minded something to cheer about, a brief summary of the real data that supports so many critical aspects of modern life." Publishers Weekly

    Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect their nonscientific ideology, their power, or their bottom line. To shed light on this darkness, Donald R. Prothero delivers a skeptic's argument that science deniers pose a serious threat to society as attempts to subvert the truth have resulted in widespread scientific ignorance, increased risk of global catastrophes, and deaths due to the spread of diseases that could have been prevented. Donald R. Prothero is Emeritus Professor of Geology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. He has published 32 books, including Rhinoceros Giants: The Paleobiology of Indricotheres (2013) and Earth: Portrait of a Planet; The Evolution of Earth; Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters; Catastrophes!; and After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals (2006).

    Recipient of the 2013 James Shea Award of the National Association of Geology Teachers for outstanding writing and editing in the geosciences.

    Chinese (simplified) rights to: Publishing House of Electronics Industry

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  • Business / Social Science

    Looking behind the Label Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer AUTHOR: Tim Bartley et al. DESCRIPTION: 296 pages, 6 black & white illustrations DATE: June 2015

    Delivers case studies from several continents Critiques assumptions of consumer impact and policy Examines a topic prominent in discussions of multinational

    corporations actions in developing countries: fair-trade

    What does it mean when consumers shop with a conscience and choose products labeled as fair-trade or sustainable? Does this translate into meaningful changes in global production processes? To what extent are voluntary standards implemented and enforced, and can they really govern global industries?

    Looking behind the Label examines the interplay between global production and ethical consumption, tracing the links between consumers' choices and the practices of multinational producers and retailers. Contemporary case studies of several types of universal productswood and paper, food, apparel and footwear, and electronicsare used to reveal what lies behind voluntary rules and to critique predominant assumptions about ethical consumption as a form of political expression. Tim Bartley is Associate Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University and is co-editor of Regulation & Governance, an interdisciplinary, international journal focused on industry regulation and the changing character of governance within and across countries. Sebastian Koos is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mannheim. Gustavo Setrini is Assistant Professor of Food Studies at New York University. Hiram Samel is Associate Professor of International B