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SUBJECT SPECIALTIES:
Urban Affairs & Public Policy
History & International Relations
Government & Social Sciences
Psychology & Education
Media & Communications
Music
Society & Culture
Judaica & Religion
Sports
Biographies
REFERENCE BOOKS:

Edited by Robert L. Cohen  (Partial List)

Urban Affairs & Public Policy

  • Charter Revision in the Empire State:  The Politics of New York’s 1967 Constitutional Convention  (Henrik N. Dullea)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 1997]

  • Coat of Many Colors:  Immigration, Globalism, and Reform in the New York City Garment Industry (ed. Daniel Soyer)  [Fordham University Press, 2005]

  • New Life at Ground Zero:  New York, Home Ownership, and the Future of American Cities  (Charles J. Orlebeke)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 1997]

  • Regionalism and Realism:  A Study of Governments in the New York Metropolitan Area  (Gerald Benjamin and Richard P. Nathan)  [Brookings Institution Press, 2001]

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History & International Relations

  • Balkans 2010:  Report of an Independent Task Force  [Council on Foreign Relations, 2002]

  • Détente and the Democratic Movement in the USSR (Frederick C. Barghoorn)  [Free Press, 1976]

  • The Last Chance:  Nuclear Proliferation and Arms Control (William Epstein)  [Free Press, 1976]

  • Middle East Briefs and Crown Papers:  analyses of issues in Middle East politics and government, political economy, religious and social fabric, and regional conflict and security; implications for U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy  [Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University]

  • The Strained Alliance:  Peking, P'yongyang, Moscow, and the Politics of the Korean Civil War  (Robert R. Simmons)  [Free Press, 1975]

  • Toward Comprehensive Peace in Southeast Europe:  Conflict Prevention in the South Balkans  (ed. Barnett R. Rubin)  [Twentieth Century Fund / Council on Foreign Relations, 1996]

  • U.S. Power and the Multinational Corporation:  The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment  (Robert Gilpin)  [Basic Books, 1975]

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Government & Social Sciences

  • Charter Revision in the Empire State:  The Politics of New York’s 1967 Constitutional Convention (Henrik N. Dullea)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 1997]

  • The Community:  Approaches and Applications (ed. Marcia Effrat) [Free Press, 1974]

  • The Day after Reform:  Sobering Campaign Finance Lessons from the American States (Michael J. Malbin and Thomas L. Gais)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 1998]

  • Doing Field Research  (John M. Johnson)  [Free Press, 1974]

  • Easter Hill Village:  Some Social Implications of Design  (Clare C. Cooper [Marcus])  [Free Press, 1975]

  • The Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse  (Ralph E. Berry, Jr., and James P. Boland)  [Free Press, 1977]

  • Economic Man:  The Anthropology of Economics (Harold K. Schneider)  [Free Press, 1974]

  • The Future of State Taxation (ed. David Brunori)  [Urban Institute Press, 1998]

  • The Government Taketh Away:  The Politics of Pain in the United States and Canada (ed. Leslie A. Pal and R. Kent Weaver)  [Georgetown University Press, 2003]

  • The Moral State:  A Study of the Political Socialization of Chinese and American Children (Richard W. Wilson)  [Free Press, 1974]

  • Regionalism and Realism:  A Study of Governments in the New York Metropolitan Area (Gerald Benjamin and Richard P. Nathan)  [Brookings Institution Press, 2001]

  • Roscher and Knies:   The Logical Problems of Historical Economics  (Max Weber, transl. Guy Oakes)  [Free Press, 1975]

  • Sex, Discrimination, and the Division of Labor (ed. Cynthia B. Lloyd) [Columbia University Press, 1975]

  • Social Science in Government:  The Role of Policy Researchers (Richard P. Nathan)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 2000]

  • So You Want to Be in Government?  A Handbook for Appointed Officials in America’s Governments (Richard P. Nathan)  [Rockefeller Institute Press, 2000]

  • Winning the White House 2008:  The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the Presidency  (Frank Newport et al.)  [Facts on File, 2009]

  • With All Your Possessions:  Jewish Ethics and Economic Life  (Meir Tamari)  [Free Press, 1987]

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Psychology & Education

  • Acts of Will:  The Life and Work of Otto Rank  (E. James Lieberman) [Free Press, 1985]

  • Decision Making:  A Psychological Analysis of Conflict, Choice, and Commitment  (Irving L. Janis and Leon Mann)  [Free Press, 1977]

  • The Drug Epidemic (Ari Kiev)  [Free Press, 1975]

  • English Learners:  Reaching the Highest Level of English Literacy (ed. Gilbert G. García)  [International Reading Association, 2003]

  • The Experience of Old Age:  Stress, Coping, and Survival  (Morton A. Lieberman and Sheldon S. Tobin)  [Basic Books, 1983]

  • Helping Children Cope:  The Use of Books and Stories to Enhance Communication in Times of Stress  (Joan Fassler)  [Free Press, 1978]

  • Malpractice:  A Guide for Mental Health Professionals  (Ronald Jay Cohen)  [Free Press, 1979]

  • Managing Madness:  The Case against Civil Commitment  (Kent S. Miller)  [Free Press, 1976]

  • Measuring Emotions in Infants and Children  (ed. Carroll E. Izard)  [Cambridge University Press, 1982]

  • The Skinner Primer:  Behind Freedom and Dignity  (Finley Carpenter) [Free Press, 1974]

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Media & Communications

  • Check It Out!  Great Reporters Talk about What It Takes to Tell the Story  (Art Athens)  [Fordham University Press, 2004]

  • Communication in Organizations (Everett M. Rogers and Rekha Agarwala-Rogers)  [Free Press, 1976]

  • In Its Own Image:  How Television Has Transformed Sports  (Benjamin G. Rader)   [Free Press, 1984]

  • Macromedia:  Mission, Message, and Morality  (Ralph L. Lowenstein and John C. Merrill)  [Longman, 1990]

  • No-Nonsense Management:  A General Manager's Primer  (Richard S. Sloma)  [Macmillan, 1977]

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Music

  • The Art of Film Music  (George Burt)  [Northeastern University Press, 1994]

  • Beethoven  (Maynard Solomon)  [Schirmer Books, 1977]
    Winner, ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 1978

  • A Generation in Motion:  Popular Music and Culture in the Sixties  (David Pichaske)  [Schirmer Books, 1979]

  • Mahler:  The Man and His Music  (Egon Gartenberg)  [Schirmer Books, 1978]

  • Mozart:  A Life  (Maynard Solomon)  [HarperCollins, 1995]

  • Perfect Pitch:  A Life Story  (Nicolas Slonimsky)  [Oxford University Press, 1988]  {Manuscript Critique}

  • "Wasn't That a Time!":  Firsthand Accounts of the Folk Music Revival  (Ronald D. Cohen)  [Scarecrow Press, 1995]

  • YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe  (articles on Jewish music and dance by Judith Brin Ingber, Zev Feldman, Gila Flam, Judit Frigyesi, Robert Rothstein, Mark Slobin, et al.)  [Yale University Press, 2008]

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Society & Culture

  • A Generation in Motion:  Popular Music and Culture in the Sixties  (David Pichaske)  [Schirmer Books, 1979]

  • Parenting Together:  Men and Women Sharing the Care of Their Children  (Diane Ehrensaft)  [Free Press, 1987]

  • Prisons:  Houses of Darkness  (Leonard Orland)  [Free Press, 1975]

  • The Professional Fence  (Carl B. Klockars)  [Free Press, 1974]

  • Swindling and Selling:  The Story of Legal and Illegal Congames  (Arthur Allen Leff)  [Free Press, 1976]

  • The Technological Conscience:  Survival and Dignity in an Age of Expertise  (Manfred Stanley)  [Free Press, 1978]

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Judaica & Religion

  • The Encyclopedia of Religion  (ed. Mircea Eliade et al.)  [Macmillan, 1987]

  • My Jewish Year:  Celebrating Our Holidays  (Adam Fisher)  [Behrman House, 1993]

  • Orator Par Excellence:  The Life and Times of Rev. Peter
    Ambrose Mckenna of Massachusetts
     
    (Father William Wolkovich)  [forthcoming]

  • Reform Judaism Today  (Eugene B. Borowitz)  [Behrman House, 1977]  {Consulting Editor}

  • Soul Work:  Anti-racist Theologies in Dialogue  (ed. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones)  [Unitarian Universalist Association/Skinner House Books, 2003]

  • Why Be Different?:  A Look into Judaism  (Janice Prager and Arlene Lepoff)  [Behrman House, 1986]  {Consulting Editor}

  • With All Your Possessions:  Jewish Ethics and Economic Life  (Meir Tamari)  [Free Press, 1987]

  • YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe  (articles by Barbara Gimblett, Arthur Green, Louis Jacobs, Shaul Magid, Allan Nadler, Nehemia Polen, Chava Weissler, et al.)  [Yale University Press, 2008]

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Sports

  • A Baseball Century:  The First 100 Years of the National League  [Macmillan, 1976]

  • In Its Own Image:  How Television Has Transformed Sports  (Benjamin G. Rader)  [Free Press, 1984]

  • Inside Pitch:  A Closer Look at Classic Baseball Moments  (John C. Skipper)  [McFarland, 1996]

  • The Way It Was:  Great Sports Events from the Past  (ed. George Vecsey)  [McGraw-Hill, 1974]

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Biographies

  • Acts of Will:  The Life and Work of Otto Rank (E. James Lieberman) [Free Press, 1985]

  • Beethoven (Maynard Solomon)  [Schirmer Books, 1977]
    Winner, ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 1978

  • George Washington:  The Making of an American Symbol  (Barry Schwartz)  [Free Press, 1987]

  • Mahler:  The Man and His Music  (Egon Gartenberg)  [Schirmer Books, 1978]

  • Mozart:  A Life (Maynard Solomon)  [HarperCollins, 1995]

  • Nobel Prize Winners:  An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary  [H.W. Wilson, 1987]

  • Perfect Pitch:  A Life Story  (Nicolas Slonimsky)  [Oxford University Press, 1988]  {Manuscript Critique}

 Plus memoirs by individual authors

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REFERENCE BOOKS

Dictionaries & Wordbooks / Language Arts

  • Chambers Encyclopedic English Dictionary, 2nd ed.  (ed. David Replogle)  [Chambers Harrap, 1997]
  • Random House Legal Dictionary  (James E. Clapp)  [Random House, 1996]
  • Random House Unabridged Dictionary  (ed. Stuart Berg Flexner)  [Random House, 1993]
  • Random House Webster’s English Learner’s Dictionary  [Random House, 1999]

  • Vocabulary Workshop, Grades 6–12  (1986–87 Revision)  [Sadlier-Oxford]
  • Word Power:  Vocabulary for Success  (Charles Ickowicz)  [Dashir]
  • Word Power:  The Words Leaders Use  (Charles Ickowicz)  [Dashir]
  • The Word:  The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English  (Isaac Mozeson)  [Shapolsky, 1989]  {Consultant}

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Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895  [Oxford University Press, 2006]

  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment  [Sage Publications, 2002]

  • The Encyclopedia of Religion  (ed. Mircea Eliade et al.)  [Macmillan, 1987]

  • Nobel Prize Winners:  An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary  [H.W. Wilson, 1987]

  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America  [Oxford University Press, 2004]

  • YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe  (articles on religious personalities, Hasidic movements, music and dance, literature, religious philosophies and the Enlightenment, etc.)  [Yale University Press, 2008]

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How-To & Home Reference

  • Classic Patchwork and Quilting  (Margit Echols)  [Sedgewood Press, 1990]

  • Consumer Complaint Guide, 1978  (Joseph Rosenbloom)  [Macmillan Information, 1977]

  • Consumer Protection Guide, 1978  (Joseph Rosenbloom)  [Macmillan Information, 1977]

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