Publications from the College of General Studies

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]
Title: Petites Suites
Date of Publication: August 21, 2017
Publisher: BlazeVOX
ISBN: 978-1609643027

“The brilliant and inventive author invokes the structure of music in what is too lively to call a collection of stories. As I read, I kept remembering a favorite necklace made of antique beads: some glitter; some shine; some are inscribed with mysterious patterns; some are dark, all connected with invisible thread… Wexelblatt is a master of leading you down a familiar garden path to an altogether unexpected country.” —Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles and Murder at the Rummage Sale

Authors: Robert M. Schoch [CGS], Robert Bauval
Title: Origins of the Sphinx: Celestial Guardian of Pre-Pharaonic Civilization
Date of Publication: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 978-1620555255

“For a quarter-century, Schoch’s analysis of weathering at Giza and Bauval’s archaeoastronomic discoveries have challenged the consensus on prehistory, not merely of Egypt but of the world. This book expertly summarizes their case and its triumphant vindication in the 12,000-year-old sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe. The question is no longer whether they are right but where archaeology should go from here.” —Joscelyn Godwin, author of Atlantis and the Cycles of Time

Author: Megan Sullivan [CGS]
Title: Clarissa’s Disappointment
Date of Publication: February 6, 2017
Publisher: Shining Hall
ISBN: 978-0986159756

Author: Michael Holm [CGS]
Title: The Marshall Plan: A New Deal for Europe
Date of Publication: November 13, 2016
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 978-1138915718

Authors: Gregg Jaeger [CGS], Alexander Sergienko [ENG], David Simon
Title: Quantum Metrology, Imaging, and Communication
Date of Publication: November 4, 2016
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3319465494

Editors: Donald E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermaier
Contributors: Peter Busher [CGS], et. al
Title: Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Vol. 6, Lagomorphs and Rodents
Date of Publication: September 2016
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
ISBN: 978-8494189234

Author: Joshua Pederson [CGS]
TitleForsaken Son: Child Murder and Atonement in Modern American Fiction
Date of Publication: April 20, 2016
Publisher: Northwestern University Press

“Intriguing, original, persuasive. Critical writing at its highest pitch.” —Joyce Carol Oates

Editors: Megan Sullivan [CGS], Denise Johnston
Title: Parental Incarceration: Personal Accounts and Developmental Impact
Date of Publication: March 27, 2016
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 978-1138183223

It enhances the literature and provides an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to better understand and garner unique insights into the lived experiences of adult women and men whose stories of parental involvement in the criminal justice system have often been ignored in studies of crime, punishment, and mass incarceration. This is a must-read for all those looking to improve outcomes for the children of incarcerated parents.”Barbara E. Bloom, Sonoma State University

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]
TitleHeiberg’s Twitch
Date of Publication: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Pelekinesis

Author: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein [CGS]
TitleBikini-Ready Moms:  Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body
Date of Publication: September 1, 2015
Publisher: State University of New York Press

Author: Joelle Renstrom [CGS]
TitleClosing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature
Date of Publication: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Pelekinesis

“Few of us have the knack Joelle Renstrom has of writing about how life, literature, and travel intersect and feed off one another. ‘Closing the Book’ is both deeply personal and at the same time open and welcoming enough that we can find ourselves in these pages and learn something there about loss, grief and growth.” —Richard Tillinghast, author of “Finding Ireland”

Author: Shawn Lynch [CGS]
Title: A Proposed Twenty-Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Date of Publication: January 5, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B00RW858J6

Editors: Christopher K. Coffman [CGS], Daniel Lukes
TitleWilliam T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion
Date of Publication: December 19, 2014
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 978-1611495102

Author: John Fawell [CGS]
Title: The Essence of Chaplin: The Style, the Rhythm and the Grace of a Master
Date of Publication: November 30, 2014
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 978-0786476343

Author: Richard S. Deese [CGS]
Title: We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species
Date of Publication: November 14, 2014
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 978-0520281523

“This is a remarkably informed and engaging intellectual biography of two famous brothers, who together formed the yin and yang of the modern evolutionary world view. The Huxleys argued over the big, important issues, and R.S. Deese is an excellent guide to what they discovered as scientist and artist.”—Donald Worster, author of A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

Author: Shawn Lynch [CGS]
Title: A Modest Proposal for the Dissolution of the United States of America:  how the Reagan Revolution Destroyed Us and How to Salvage What Remains
Date of Publication: October 24, 2014
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Author: Susan A. George, Regina Hansen [CGS]
Title: Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back
Date of Publication: September 4, 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-1137412553

“…By analyzing the show’s proficiency at deconstructing and reconstructing traditional concepts of theology, mythology, and gender within the context of postmodern popular culture, George and Hansen’s critical anthology goes a long way toward explaining the series’ resilience – making this volume a must read for any serious watcher of the Winchesters.” – Mary Pharr, co-editor of Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]
TitleThe Artist Wears Rough Clothing
Date of Publication: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Lamar University Press
ISBN: 978-0991107476

Author: Thomas J. Whalen [CGS]
Title: JFK and His Enemies: A Portrait of Power
Date of Publication: May 23, 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 978-1442213746

“Amid the recent cascade of new books on John F. Kennedy, Thomas Whalen has managed a rare and notable feat — to offer a fresh and original perspective on the 35th president. By offering colorful profiles and vivid vignettes of the foreign and domestic leaders who confronted Kennedy at various stages of his career, the author briskly and skillfully illuminates his life and times, reminding us that a good way to judge a political figure is by the enemies he makes.” – Michael Flamm, Ohio Wesleyan University

Author: Aaron Worth [CGS]
Title: Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technologies in the British Literary Imagination, 1857–1918
Date of Publication: April 28, 2014
Publisher: Ohio State University Press; 1 edition
ISBN: 978-0814212516

“Imperial Media is a focused, lively study that offers a clear contribution to an emergent field, and it will be read with interest: not only by scholars in Victorian and early-twentieth-century British studies, but also by others interested in the intersection of literary and media studies.” —Ivan Kreilkamp, Indiana University, Bloomington

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]
TitleThe Derangement of Jules Torquemal
Date of Publication: April 9, 2014
Publisher: Black Scat Books

Author: Jay Corrin [CGS]
Title: Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II
Date of Publication: November 30, 2013
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st Edition
ISBN: 978-0268023102

Winner Third Place, History: 2014 Catholic Book Awards, Catholic Press Association of the U. S. and Canada

Author: Gregg Jaeger [CGS]
Title: Quantum Objects: Non-Local Correlation, Causality and Objective Indefiniteness in the Quantum World
Date of Publication: September 11, 2013
Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition
ISBN: 978-3642376283

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Contributors (feature commentary): John Fawell [CGS]
Title: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition)
Date of Release: October 30, 2012
Studio: Universal Studios

Authors: Mary Lea Bandy, Kevin Stoehr [CGS]
Title: Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of the American Western
Date of Publication: October 1, 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520258665

Authors: John McGrath [CGS], Kathleen Callanan Martin
Title: Modernization of the Western World
Date of Publication: September 17, 2012
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0765639483

“John McGrath and Kathleen Callanan Martin have produced an interesting new work on the concept of modernization in the history of the Western World … This book offers an innovative approach to the ideas of modernization and social change in Western society.” —Teaching History

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]Losses-book-cover
Date of Publication: August 26, 2012
Publisher: Vagabondage Press
ISBN: 0615669646

Author: Robert Schoch [CGS]Forgotten-Civilization-book-cover
TitleForgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future
Date of Publication: August 22, 2012
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 1594774978

“Schoch is a true scientist, following the data wherever it leads, heedless of political pressures or worn-out paradigms. Twenty-two years ago, his redating of the Sphinx launched the New Archaeology. Forgotten Civilization distills all that has happened since into a simple conclusion: that solar activity ended the last cycle of high culture and may destroy ours in turn. Schoch is no scaremonger, no hawker of a pet theory. What we do with this knowledge is up to us, but once digested, it changes everything.” – Joscelyn Godwin, author of Atlantis and The Cycles of Time

Authors: Michael McKinney, Robert Schoch [CGS], Logan YonavjakEnvironmental-Science-book-cover
Title: Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions (5th Edition)
Date of Publication: July 6, 2012
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449661394

Editors: Natalie McKnight [CGS], et al.
Title: Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction
Date of Publication: June 30, 2012
Publisher: Ams Pr Inc
ISBN: 0404189431

Editors: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein [CGS], Andrea O’Reillyacademic motherhood in a post second wave context challenges strategies and possibilities
Title: Academic Motherhood in a Post-Second Wave Context:  Challenges, Strategies, and Possibilities
Date of Publication: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Demeter Press
ISBN: 0986667196

Editor: Natalie McKnight [CGS]
Title: Fathers in Victorian Fiction
Date of Publication: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144383291X

Author: Thomas J. Whalen [CGS]
Title: When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912-1918
Date of Publication: April 16, 2011
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee; First Edition
ISBN: 978-1566637459

“Fans of the Red Sox of yesteryear will be delighted by Thomas Whalen’s account of the team’s good and REALLY old days. The beginning of the book will also appeal to devotees of art history and classical music, since it opens with an image of Isabella Stewart Gardner wearing a Red Sox head band to a concert at Symphony Hall.” – Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio

Editors: Gregg Jaeger [CGS], Alisa Bokulich [CAS]
Title: Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement
Date of Publication: July 26, 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521898765

Editors: Sara Hayden, Lynn O’Brien Hallstein [CGS]
Title: Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction
Date of Publication: June 14, 2010
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739138901

2011 Outstanding Book Award for an edited volume from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender

Author: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein [CGS]
Title: White Feminists and Contemporary Maternity: Purging Matrophobia
Date of Publication: March 30, 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230608639

Author: Natalie McKnight with Cheryl Boots, Christopher Coffman [CGS], Christopher Fahy
Title: Framing Films
Date of Publication: August 31, 2009
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 978-0757570162

Authors: June M. Grasso [CGS], Jay P. Corrin [CGS] Michael G. Kort [CGS]
Title: Modernization and Revolution in China:  From the Opium Wars to the Olympics
Date of Publication: June 18, 2009
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 978-0765623911

Author: Gregg Jaeger [CGS]
Title: Entanglement, Information, and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Date of Publication: June 16, 2009
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3540921271

“With his gifted style Jaeger succeeds in treating the delicate matter of the book in a lucid and engaging way.” – Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano

Author: Michael Kort [CGS]
Title: A Brief History of Russia
Date of Publication: June 2008
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 0816071136

Author: Kathleen C. Martin [CGS]
Title: Hard and Unreal Advice: Mothers, Social Science, and the Victorian Poverty Experts
Date of Publication: May 27, 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 023020189X

Author: Robert Wexelblatt [CGS]
TitleZublinka Among Women
Date of Publication: February 18, 2008
Publisher: Ken Arnold Books
ISBN: 0979963427

“Loaded with wit, bristling irony, draped in erudition and studded with metaphysics.” – The New York Times Book Review