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When muscle pain won't go over book coverWhen Muscle Pain Won't Go Away: The Relief Handbook for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Muscle Pain
By Gayle Backstrom with Bernard R. Rubin
Taylor Publishing

   Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia a rheumatic syndrome causing widespread chronic muscle pain, stiffness and fatigue. Many patients are misdiagnosed and mistreated for years because of lack of education or understanding of the syndrome. This handbook provides a history of the affliction, introduces symptoms and characteristics, surveys medical and nonmedical treatments, and offers guidelines for managing fibromyalgia.
Bernard R. Rubin, D.O., is chief of rheumatology and a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He is the doctor of Gayle Backstrom, who has fibromyalgia.



Stephen F. Autin, Empresario of Texas book coverStephen F. Austin, Empresario
of Texas
By Gregg Cantrell
Yale University Press

   The first full-length biography of Austin to be published in more than 70 years, Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas was submitted by its publisher for consideration for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The book was the winner of the Kate Broocks Bates Award from the Texas State Historical Association, the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, the T.R. Fehrenbach Award from the Texas Historical Commission and the Philosophical Society of Texas Book Award, among other honors. In what he calls a "warts and all" biography, Cantrell covers Austin's negative as well as positive qualities. He also focuses on his personal side in addition to his public career something previous biographers of Austin did not do.
Gregg Cantrell, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history at the University of North Texas.



Nature of True Virtue book coverThe Nature of True Virtue: Theology, Psychology, and Politics in the Writings of Henry James Sr., Henry James Jr., and William James
By James Duban
Farleigh Dickinson University Press

   Duban offers new perspectives on the fiction of Henry James Jr., author of the 19th-century novels The Wings of the Dove and The Portrait of a Lady. He shows how the elder Henry James' religious views and socialism influenced Henry James Jr.'s writing and also influenced the work of his other son, William James, a psychologist.
James Duban, Ph.D., is a professor of English and director of the Office of Postgraduate Studies at the University of North Texas.



Earth Sciences and Archaeology book coverEarth Sciences and Archaeology

Edited by Paul Goldberg, Vance T. Holliday and C. Reid Ferring
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers

   In the past 10 to 20 years, an informal collaboration between geologists and archaeologists has grown into a formal integration of earth sciences and archaeology on a significant scale. Earth Sciences and Archaeology presents reviews of how practical methods from the earth sciences can contribute to archaeological research. The book includes such topics as fluvial landscapes, soils and sediments, remote sensing and techniques for dating artifacts beyond the range of radiocarbon.
    C. Reid Ferring, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the Department of Geography at the University of North Texas. Paul Goldberg is an associate professor of geoarchaeology at Boston University. Vance T. Holliday is a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Principles of Hydrogeology book coverPrinciples of Hydrogeology
By Paul F. Hudak
Lewis Publishers

   An introduction to groundwater science, this book covers the fundamental concepts of hydrogeology and current trends in the groundwater industry. Topics include aquifers, monitoring wells, groundwater flow, well hydraulics, groundwater pollution and remediation. The book serves as a resource for beginners and for experienced professionals and environmental regulatory officials working on groundwater problems.
    Paul F. Hudak, Ph.D., is an associate professor of geography at the University of North Texas.



Off-White Hollywood book coverOff-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom
By Diane Negra
Routledge Press

   This book investigates how the "ethnicity" of white European American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation building. Negra focuses on six key stars of the silent, classical and post-classical eras of Hollywood to demonstrate how each illuminates aspects of ethnicity, gender, consumerism and class at work in American culture.
    She discusses 1920s silent film star Colleen Moore, who played up her Irish roots; Polish silent film star Pola Negri; Norwegian ice skater Sonja Henie, a star of 1930s and '40s Hollywood musicals; Austrian-born star Hedy Lamarr; Italian American Marisa Tomei; and Cher, who, though without significant ties to a European homeland, is considered an "ethnic chameleon."

    Diane Negra, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of radio, television and film at the University of North Texas.


Handbook of Diagnostic and Structured Interviewing book coverHandbook of Diagnostic and Structured Interviewing
By Richard Rogers
Guilford Press

   In the last decade, psychologists have used standardized interviews to evaluate clients for major psychiatric syndromes such as schizophrenia and personality disorders. Designed for clinicians and applied researchers, this handbook addresses the issues of validity and clinical applicability in the use of structured and diagnostic interviews for psychological assessment. The book reviews the interviews used primarily by psychologists and other mental health professionals and is a comprehensive guide to the selection of standardized interviews.
    Richard Rogers, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of North Texas.



Crime Victim Rights and Remedies book coverCrime Victim Rights and Remedies
By Peggy M. Tobolowsky
Carolina Academic Press

   Before the emergence of a victims' movement in the United States in the 1970s, crime victims had only limited formal rights and remedies in the modern American justice system, but federal and state authorization of crime victim rights and remedies has increased exponentially since then. Current statutes directly or indirectly affecting crime victim rights are estimated to number in the tens of thousands, and a majority of states have victim-related constitutional provisions.
    In this book, Tobolowsky describes the constitutional and legislative provisions addressing the principal crime victim rights and remedies and leading judicial opinions that have interpreted them. The book also includes information on implementation, relevant research and a sampling of policy analysis.
    Peggy M. Tobolowsky, J.D., is a professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas.



Mass Media and the Politics of Change book coverMass Media and the Politics of Change
By Jerry L.Yeric
F.E. Peacock Publishers Inc.

   Yeric addresses the media's role in altering the American political landscape in both the process of government and the institutions that govern. The book begins with the evolution of the media in American politics from the partisan press to the Internet and examines the role and effect of the media in a democratic society. Other topics covered include the issue of bias, the influence of the media elite, the way candidates use the media to sell themselves and their policies, and the impact of polls on today's political reporting.
Jerry L. Yeric, Ph.D., is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas.

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