Bronzeville at Night: 1949
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Bronzeville at Night is Cross’s debut poetry collection. Her work references her ancestry as a third-generation Chicagoan and a Bronzeville resident, the artwork of Archibald J. Motley Jr., and the poetic research of Langston Hughes.
Software Development, Design and Coding
Apress, Inc., 2017 This book is an introduction to software engineering—from the application of engineering principles to the development of software. Run a software development project, examine the different phases of a project, and learn how to design and implement programs that solve specific problems. It’s also about code construction—how to write great programs and make them work. (Editor's Note: The title and photo in the print issue of the Knox Magazine is incorrect. Our apologies for the error.)
W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2018 In his debut novel, Rome Prize–winning author Boast turns the myth of Daphne and Apollo into a modern love story about social anxiety and physical debilitation. Set against the vivid backdrop of a San Francisco flush with money and pulsing with protest, Daphne is a gripping and tender modern fable that explores both self-determination and the perpetual fight between love and safety.
Organizing for Policy Influence: Comparing Parties, Interest Groups, and Direct Action
Routledge Press, 2017 Farrer’s book helps activists determine the best way they can be effective on behalf of the causes they’re supporting. He uses various research methods to examine how different types of organizations can exert greater influence on policy, even when opposing groups might seem to have more resources.
Ecocinema and the City
Routledge Press, 2017 Heumann and co-author Robin Murray’s book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films, such as Children Underground, White Dog, Hatari!, and Lives Worth Living. Ecocinema in the City provides a space to explore human and nonhuman nature, revealing how ecocinema shows that both can interact sustainably and thrive.
Ediciones Inubicalistas, 2016 Gutmann-Gonzalez’s novel follows three children who indirectly experience the trauma of the Pinochet military dictatorship through the Chilean collective consciousness.
Order and Insecurity in Germany and Turkey: Military Cultures of the 1930s
Routledge Press, 2017 As a native of Turkey and specialist in German history who trained, and now teaches, in America, Sencer brings a unique combination of background, research, and interests as he explores the relationship between Germany and Turkey during the period following World War I.
Life After Rugby
Gold Wake Press, 2017 G’sell’s first book-length poetry collection is peppered with odes to films and stars, an elegy for Whitney Houston, and more than a few surprises. The volume includes more than 50 poems, several of which previously appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and other journals.
Libya: From Colony to Revolution
Oneworld Publications, 2018 (revised edition) This authoritative history spans the time of the early Greek settlements, colonization by Mussolini’s Italy, Qaddafi’s four decades of rule, and the internal rivalries that have dominated the country in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the colonel’s ousting. Essential reading for those seeking a greater understanding of this complex North African state, Libya: From Colony to Revolution is rich in detail and analysis.