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Me and the Cottonwood Tree

An Untethered Boyhood

Herb Bryce

Chock-full of unbelievable stories, Me and the Cottonwood Tree will enchant readers with the hilarious misadventures of young Herb growing up during some of the most pivotal times…

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Beyond the Cottonwood Trees

The Adventure Continues

Herb Bryce

Herb Bryce was born in rural Arizona in 1933 and moved extensively throughout his childhood and teenage years. After serving four years in the Navy during the Korean War, he…

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Design and Analysis of Turborocket Engine Systems

John A. Bossard

The Turborocket Engine is a unique pump-fed rocket engine configuration that can provide high performance in a compact, light-weight package. Despite these attributes, the…

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Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America

Political Theory for Today

Edited by Trevor Shelley and Carol McNamara

The purpose of this volume is to discuss the concept of citizenship—in terms of its origins, its meanings, and its contemporary place and relevance in American democracy, and…

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Córdoba Skies

Ploughshares Solos

Translated by Sarah Viren

When 11-year-old Tino isn't sitting quietly in school, he's either visiting his dying mother in the hospital or making sure his UFO-obsessed father eats dinner. A loner among his…

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Green Green Green

Gillian Osborne

For earlier writers like Emily Dickinson and William Blake, the green world was a space of haunted opposites: life and death, innocence and experience, and the sensitivities of…

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Instructions between Takeoff and Landing


Charles Jensen

The poems in "Instructions between Takeoff and Landing" take place in the middle of myriad journeys: tracking the twin Voyager satellites as they vanish into the unknown, reckoning…

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Gospel of Regicide


Eunsong Kim

Poetry. "The Gospel of Regicide" takes the Gnostic text The Gospel of Judas as a loose primer in the production of fundamental rupture. The book interrogates the construction of…

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Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days?

Translated by Eunsong Kim

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated from Korean by Sun Gi Kim and Eunsong Kim. These deft, nuanced, and unmannered translations of Kim Eon Hee's poems introduce…

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Cynthia Hogue

As much as human beings were made to stay inside their homes in many places, pulled back like the awkward weeds we can be, threatened with culling by the mind of the garden, we…