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Hmayeak Shems: A Poet of Pure Spirit

by Vahé Baladouni & John Gery UPA (April 02, 2010)

This book presents the life and writings of Armenian poet Hmayeak Shems (1896-1952). The Armenian Genocide of 1915 devastated Shems, who lost his family and home and wandered for years in exile. Yet from debilitating...


Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

by Michael Sperber UPA (April 13, 2010)

This book examines the arts over the course of modern history to illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. These essays propose a...


Nigeria: After the Nightmare

by Iyorwuese Hagher UPA (April 18, 2011)

Nigeria: After the Nightmare is an in-depth look into the Nigerian experience, explaining what went wrong during the country’s thirty years of dictatorship. The book describes Nigeria's problems including...


The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo: When Poetry is Not Enough

by Hernan Fontanet UPA (October 24, 2014)

The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo is a comprehensive, well-written, documented, and carefully developed study of the literary work and life of Francisco Urondo, an Argentine poet, intellectual, activist,...


Rediscovering Japan, Reintroducing Christendom: Two Thousand Years of Christian History in Japan

by Samuel Lee UPA (March 01, 2010)

Japan's Christian history and cultural roots are examined from an alternative perspective. Lee analyzes cultural, religious and linguistic evidence to argue that Christianity was introduced to Japan through...


Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion

by Josh Gressel UPA (October 08, 2014)

Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our...


Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury UPA (October 08, 2014)

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...


The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations

by Abraham Gitlow & Howard Gitlow UPA (October 06, 2014)

Based on the authors’ experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America’s higher education scene...


No Holding Back: The 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign

by Jim Mason UPA (January 16, 2011)

In 1980, John Anderson ran what experts initially considered a quixotic race for the Republican presidential nomination before switching to run as an independent. He ran a unique campaign and won unprecedented...


Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation

by Margaret Cain McCarthy & Mary Ann Zollmann UPA (September 24, 2014)

Power of Sisterhood serves as an historical record of the Apostolic Visitation initiated by the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This book delves into...


Heaven's Chancellery

by Irina Zakirova UPA (September 24, 2014)

There is no universally accepted definition of moral damages. The concept is usually understood in the context of torts that cause psychological harm to a person that are difficult to quantify. Heaven’s Chancellery...


The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli UPA (September 26, 2014)

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...


Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...


Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari's Political Thought

by Seyed Javad Miri UPA (September 17, 2014)

Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.


Am I Still My Brother's Keeper?: Biblical Perspectives on Poverty

by Robert Wafawanaka UPA (April 05, 2012)

This powerful book reveals what we can learn about poverty from a biblical context and how we might appropriate those insights to fight poverty in our own communities. Wafawanaka surveys the Hebrew Scriptures...


Research Studies in Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students

by Abul Pitre, Terence Hicks & Gregory J. Vincent UPA (May 04, 2012)

The book provides quantitative and qualitative research studies regarding African American, first-generation, undecided, and non-traditional college students. The book includes important recommendations for...


Technology and Society Reader: Case Studies

by Peter B. Heller UPA (March 15, 2012)

These case studies illustrate the mutual, reciprocal impact of technology on one hand and the social sciences, including government policy, on the other. The text suggests that advanced technology is not always...


Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa: A Call to a Values and Systems Revolution

by Chiku Malunga UPA (September 08, 2014)

Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting...


Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clusters: A Comparative Study of Energy Use, Production/Environmental Ecology, and Kiln Development in Arita, Hong Kong,

by Tai Wei Lim UPA (September 05, 2014)

This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four...


Terra Incognita: A Psychoanalyst Explores the Human Soul

by Joseph Isaac Abrahams UPA (September 07, 2014)

Terra Incognita provides an autobiographical account of Joseph Abrahams’ 75-year career as a psychoanalyst with extensive scientific data, life-altering discoveries, and insightful conclusions. Each chapter...


Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...


Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

by Virginia Garner UPA (May 19, 2011)

In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s...


Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

by Robert J. Andreach UPA (July 16, 2014)

This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary...


United States and Iran: Different Values and Attitudes Toward Nature

by Maryam Y. Yekta Steininger UPA (August 16, 2009)

This book discusses Iranian culture before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, based on research conducted among American scholars who had lived and worked in Iran. It covers the religion and literature...


Montessori Comes to America: The Leadership of Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick Rambusch

by Phyllis Povell UPA (December 22, 2009)

This book traces the evolution of women's leadership and its influence on the Montessori Method's development. New research illuminates the unique roles of two historic early childhood educators and also updates...


Viewing an American Ethnic Community: Rochester, New York, Italians in Photographs

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

The Italians of Rochester were unique because of the history, culture, and society to which they adapted. This photo-book is a record of the city and its Italian community, showing mainly the happy times in...


Image and Imagination: Picturing the Old French Epic

by Sandra Malicote UPA (December 08, 2009)

This interdisciplinary study of word and image in the Old French chanson de geste examines the relationship between illumination and epic narrative constructed by the medieval understanding of the imagination....


The Existence of God: Convincing and Converging Arguments

by John J. Pasquini UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book is an affirmation of faith in God and a warning of the dangers of a world guided by the religion of atheism. It warns against a religion based upon chance, deficient science, and deficient atheistic...


Roots of Revolution: The Press and Social Change in Latin America

by Jerry W. Knudson UPA (December 10, 2009)

This book focuses on the longstanding social and economic ills that caused society to disintegrate into violence during the social and economic Latin American revolutions. Based upon the author's firsthand knowledge...


The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality: Western, Islamic, and African Perspectives

by Ali A. Mazrui & Etin Anwar UPA (July 08, 2014)

The Politics of Gender and the Culture of Sexuality outlines theories of gender within the intellectual paradigm of the triple heritage: Islam, Africanity, and the West. In doing so, the author and editor present...


The Andragogic Learning Center: A Field Study in Social Work Education

by Moshe Sonnheim & Shlomit Lehman UPA (December 21, 2009)

This book examines an eight-year study at the Bar Ilan School of Social Work, Israel (1989-1997). The study tested the efficacy of an innovative community-based teaching approach, combining field and class instruction....


The Democracy Perspective in the Americas

by Odeen Ishmael UPA (November 24, 2009)

This book presents the author's views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a collection of his statements and published...


Becoming the Arsenal: The American Industrial Mobilization for World War II, 1938-1942

by Michael G. Carew UPA (December 21, 2009)

This book discusses government and private sector roles in American economy. Focusing on the mobilization of American economy against the threat of Axis ascendancy in Word War II, Carew places the mobilization...


Hume's 'New Scene of Thought' and The Several Faces of David Hume in the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by John O. Nelson & Jeff Broome UPA (December 10, 2009)

This book is a defense of Hume's philosophical principles in the Treatise of Human Nature. Nelson shows that Hume's new philosophy was a uniquely original and profound masterpiece in philosophical literature,...


Our Own Worst Enemy as Protector of Ourselves: Stereotypes, Schemas, and Typifications as Integral Elements in the Persuasive Process

by Byron B. Renz UPA (February 23, 2010)

This book takes us through the persuasive process, particularly as it is used in terrorist persuasive settings and as it has been used in some of the major propaganda battles of the twentieth and twenty-first...


Ireland's Great Hunger: Relief, Representation, and Remembrance

by DAVID A. VALONE UPA (December 21, 2009)

The papers collected here are a product of the second conference on Ireland's Great Hunger held at Quinnipiac University in 2005. This volume, focused on the theses of relief, representation, and remembrance,...


The Hausa of Nigeria

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

This book is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history,...


One World Currency: The Globe

by José Rafael Abinader UPA (July 08, 2014)

One World Currency presents a serious study about the need for a single stable currency with timely, historical references and skillful economic analysis by noted economist José Rafael Abinader. This book describes...


African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Abdul Karim Bangura UPA (February 16, 2011)

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...


Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart

by Robert J. Andreach UPA (December 22, 2010)

Early in his career, Len Jenkin identified two qualities that theatre should have: wonder and heart. Imagination creates wonder by transforming nature to suggest more than nature. Love engages the heart on the...


How to Listen to a Sermon: With 'Honoring the Gospel' and Other Homilies for the Sake of Heaven

by Donald L. Berry UPA (December 02, 2010)

After exploring several aspects of the craft of homily, this book explains how listening to a sermon is different from attending to other forms of public address. This view presupposes a distinctive understanding...


Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth-Century America

by Frank Morn UPA (December 22, 2010)

This book traces criminal justice practice and reform developments in late nineteenth-century America through Robert McClaughry's career as a prison warden, a chief of police of Chicago, a reformatory superintendent,...


The Inaugural Addresses and Ascension Speeches of Nigerian Elected and Non-Elected Presidents and Prime Minister, 1960-2010

by Solomon Williams Obotetukudo UPA (November 04, 2010)

This collection of inaugural and ascension speeches facilitates comparison of presidential themes, leadership styles, personal philosophies, and evolutionary communication strategies in Nigerian nation building....


The Legacy: South Florida Museum

by Thomas Peter Bennett UPA (December 18, 2010)

This book is an account of the origins, founding, and development in twentieth-century Florida of a people's museum that reflects Florida's changes through Spanish exploration, statehood, tourism, endangered...


Desperate for Authenticity: A Critical Analysis of the Feminist Theology of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

by Patricia Hawley UPA (August 04, 2010)

Mollenkott is a pioneer in the endeavors to integrate feminism with Christian theology, specifically evangelical theology. This book considers her personal development alongside her theological development to...


Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process

by Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani UPA (December 18, 2010)

This book is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact public health, and in this case, psychotherapeutic process. It examines a family therapy program being run by a major public...


African Americans in the Post-Emancipation South: The Outsiders' View

by Alton Hornsby Jr. UPA (December 22, 2010)

This study uses these first-hand accounts to attain glimpses of African American life in the post-emancipation South, incorporating a broad cross-section of the views of European travelers and Euro-American...


The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (May 23, 2014)

The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment...


Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas UPA (May 22, 2014)

Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement, and serving in combat...


Naturalness: Is the "Natural" Preferable to the "Artificial"?

by Dieter Birnbacher & David Carus UPA (April 15, 2014)

Naturalness delves into a long withstanding argument of everyday life—the argument of naturalness. This book questions why what is natural has been seen in some ways as superior to what is artificial and discusses...