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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 11 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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
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Roland Hayes The Legacy of an American Tenor Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims "Like many generations of celebrated African American concert artists, I am an inheritor of the legacy left by the great Roland Hayes. Yet, we hardly know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Indiana University Press blog
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Last week, some of our marketing staff took a trip to Santa Claus, IN (yes, there’s really a town named Santa Claus!) to discuss a potential fall 2016 book. While spending way too much money at Santa’s Candy Castle (also... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Indiana University Press blog
Editor's note: Today we conclude our Intern Appreciation Week series with a blog about managing editorial intern Carly Yingst. Carly is a senior from Jeffersonville, IN, majoring in English and minoring in Slavic Languages and Literatures (focusing mostly on Russian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Indiana University Press blog
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Editor's note: Today we continue our Intern Appreciation Week series with a blog about production intern Ashli Hendricks. Ashli is a senior from "anywhere, everywhere" (aka an "Army brat"), majoring in Communication and International Studies. This is not her first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Indiana University Press blog
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Editor's note: Once again, we want to take the opportunity to thank all our wonderful fall interns with a special holiday we created just for them: Intern Appreciation Week! Today's blog is about marketing intern Ally Harpootlian, who is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Indiana University Press blog