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Bloomington, IN
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The Ahmadiyya Muslim community represents the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835–1908), a charismatic leader whose claims of spiritual authority brought him into conflict with most other Muslim leaders of the time. The controversial movement, which was founded 126 years... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Indiana University Press blog
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, author Ray Boomhower discusses his latest book John Bartlow Martin: A Voice for the Underdog. During the 1940s and 1950s, Martin's name dominated the pages of the “big slicks,” the Saturday Evening... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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The Indiana Landmarks Center will host a book talk and signing with author Bob Hammel March 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hammel's new biography The Bill Cook Story II: The Re-Visionary extends his previous book to the end... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Australian National University will host the launch Katerina Martina Teaiwa's new book Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba. The event, which also includes a public lecture by Edvard Hviding of the University of Bergen, will take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Gabriella Ghermandi's novel Queen of Flowers and Pearls follows Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, who has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob tells her stories of how he and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Queen of Flowers and Pearls A Novel Gabriella Ghermandi Translated by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi and Victoria Offredi Poletto "Ghermandi's patient, rhapsodic compilation reflects Mahlet's own struggle with her identity as an Ethiopian and, when she relocates to Italy for her education,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
Queen of Flowers and Pearls A Novel Gabriella Ghermandi Translated by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi and Victoria Offredi Poletto Mahlet, a young Ethiopian girl with a gift for storytelling, has a special bond with Yacob, the oldest in her household. When Yacob... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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By David P. Fidler Unusually, the Academy Awards featured two movies in 2014 centered on spying—the film The Imitation Game about Alan Turing and the breaking of the Nazi Enigma cipher machine, and the documentary Citizenfour about Edward Snowden and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Every Friday during Black History Month, author Christopher A. Brooks will share a post about legendary African American tenor Roland Hayes. This is the third installment of his four-part series. During the mid-1910s as he traveled around the country building... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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By Brian M. Sobel It has been interesting to see the success of the best selling book, Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The book has been sitting on the New York Times Best Sellers list for weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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On this day back in 1950, the Indiana University trustees appointed Bernard Perry as the first director of Indiana University Press. And so began our 65-year history of publishing books of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value. To celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special airs this Sunday on NBC. The impressive guest star list includes many SNL favorites—current and former cast members, guest hosts, and even politicians who have been the butt of the show's jokes. I asked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Kathy Sloane, author of Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club, will give a guest lecture at California State University today at 5:30 p.m. Sloane is a documentary photographer and oral historian who has spent decades examining the multicultural life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims, authors of Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor, have the following events scheduled for this month: February 18 The authors will give a presentation about Roland Hayes and sign copies of their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
Our website will be down for maintenance from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, February 6. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need assistance, please call our customer service department at 1-800-842-6796. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
This semester, we are offering four publishing workshops for the IU Libraries Scholars' Commons Spring 2015 Series. These sessions are geared toward junior faculty and PhD students who are new to the academic publishing process. Registration is free and open... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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We are pleased to announce that three of our books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2014! Selected by Choice's subject editors, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles. IU Press honorees include: Italian... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Editors Edward P. Comentale and Aaron Jaffe have a lot to say about The Walking Dead and our society's obsession with zombies in their new book The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center. So to celebrate the season 5... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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New York Noise Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene Tamar Barzel "The book is detailed, well documented, and a fascinating analysis of a musical milieu that was less visible than the neo-klezmer movement . . . Just as valuable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
On this day in 1931, Cook Group founder and philanthropist Bill Cook was born. We remember Cook's life today in this podcast with Bob Hammel, who discusses his new biography The Bill Cook Story II: The Re-Visionary. In this book,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To commemorate this occasion, we offer the following reading selections to help further your understanding of the history of the Holocaust: To the Gates of Jerusalem The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Author Samuli Schielke sees the January 25 uprising as a part of the "pressing and often frustrating expectation of something more and better to come." In his upcoming book Egypt in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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By Jennifer J. Yanco Ava DuVernay’s film Selma captures the sense of terror and the extremes of violence that were unleashed on those who dared to challenge the racist order in Selma in 1965. The film reminds us of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Lynne Hartnett will discuss her book The Defiant Life of Vera Figner at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands, MA, January 21 at 7 p.m. This engaging biography tells the dramatic story of a Russian noblewoman turned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Dean Kotlowski discusses his new book Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR. McNutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog