Thursday, December 28, 2006

Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2006

Choice Magazine has announced its list of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2006. The list appears in the January 2007 issue. Here's a description of this honor:
Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice’s January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The 2006 feature includes 640 titles in 54 disciplines and subsections.

Included are some 2005 books reviewed in Choice in 2006. Left out are some excellent 2006 legal history books....

The titles of interest to legal historians include:

Bolton, Charles C. The hardest deal of all: the battle over school integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980. University Press of Mississippi, 2005. 278p bibl index afp ISBN 1578067170, $45.00 Oct’06, 44-1115

Branch, Taylor. At Canaan’s edge: America in the King years, 1965-68. Simon & Schuster, 2006. 1,039p bibl index ISBN 068485712X, $35.00 Jul/Aug’06, 43-6736

Maddox, Lucy. Citizen Indians: Native American intellectuals, race, and reform. Cornell, 2005. 205p index afp ISBN 0801443547, $35.00 Jan’06, 43-2986

Mancini, Matthew. Alexis de Tocqueville and American intellectuals: from his times to ours. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 255p index afp ISBN 0742523438, $29.95 Oct’06, 44-1130

Zolberg, Aristide R. A nation by design: immigration policy in the fashioning of America. Harvard/Russell Sage, 2006. 658p index afp ISBN 0674022181, $39.95 Oct’06, 44-1150

Bennett, Michael. Democratic discourses: the radical abolition movement and antebellum American literature. Rutgers, 2005. 223p bibl index afp ISBN 0813535727, $62.00; ISBN 0813535735 pbk, $24.95 Jan’06, 43-2654

Brown, Christopher Leslie. Moral capital: foundations of British abolitionism. North Carolina, 2006. 480p index afp ISBN 0807830348, $55.00; ISBN 0807856983 pbk, $22.50 Oct’06, 44-1151

Hochschild, Adam. Bury the chains: prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire’s slaves. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 467p bibl index ISBN 0618104690, $26.95 Jan’06, 43-2999

The American Presidency Project, by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. URL: Oct’06, 44-0690

Barone, Michael. The almanac of American politics, 2006: the senators, the representatives and the governors: their records and election results, their states and districts, by Michael Barone and Richard E. Cohen. National Journal, 2005. 1,907p index ISBN 0892341122 pbk, $69.95 Jul/Aug’06, 43-6265

Biographical dictionary of women’s movements and feminisms: Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th centuries, ed. by Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova, and Anna Loutfi. Central European University, 2006. 678p bibl index ISBN 9637326391, $69.95 Dec’06, 44-1867

CQ Supreme Court collection. CQ Press. Annual subscription starts at $1,158.00. URL:’06, 43-2574

The full list is here. A subscription is required for access, but free trial subscriptions are available.