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"In this rich, challenging, and enjoyable book, Friend examines the social, cultural, economic, political, and military histories of Kentucke (now Kentucky) from the 1720s to the War of 1812. ... The merits of this sweeping book are too numerous to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[McGerr's] study, scholarly and intuitive in equal measure, demonstrates that what may appear to be an inert status symbol, is actually a highly charged, and exquisitely wrought, political document." —Renaissance Quarterly Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Sobel's updated version of the acclaimed history of the remarkable military family focuses on the legendary World War II battlefield genius General George S. Patton Jr. (1880-1945) and his son Major General George Smith Patton (1923-2004) who forged his own... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Leigh H. Edwards's Johnny Cash the Paradox of American Identity offers a wideranging study of a compelling figure in American popular culture, and will be of interest to both fans of Johnny Cash and scholars in the fields of popular... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Gerald Sorin tells Fast's story in this engaging and fluidly written biography. He draws connections among Fast's Jewishness, his writings, and that most curious part of his life: his long embrace of the Communist Party. In so doing, Sorin illuminates... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Starring Madame Modjeska is based on very solid archival research, yet it is written with lightness and grace—qualities inspired by the character of the formidable protagonist of this excellent book." —Slavic Review Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"This book is essential reading for students of culture and personality in folklore and anthropology and oral history and autobiography." —Journal of American Folklore Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Rebecca McClanahan, author of The Tribal Knot, has the following events scheduled for this month: May 3-4 McClanahan will take part in two events at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. On May 3, she will read... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Jazz Mythology often comes from strange and unexpected places, and one such place is the former Starr Piano Factory in Richmond, Indiana, which played host in the early 20th century to Gennet Records. Rick Kennedy's newly revised and expanded Jelly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Hoffert sheds a bright light on the life of the imperious, irascible, opinionated Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. The author posits that Belmont was an unlikely champion of women’s rights and that her work was crucial to the success of women’s rights.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"This substantial, and now revised, multi-author book is a good introduction to dinosaur (and early bird) science, without demanding much if any technical knowledge, in 45 chapters variously taxonomic and thematic, on subjects including aspects of dinobiology, methodology and theory,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Publishers Weekly reviewed our new Elie Wiesel book, calling it "[an] illuminating collection of 24 academic essays...[and a] valuable look back on Wiesel’s heroic authorial career." For more information on Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives visit our website... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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The following IUP books were reviewed in The Jewish Eye: Shatterzone of Empires "Shatterzone of Empires is essential reading for students of European history and Imperial Studies, of Jewish and minority history, as well as those interested in war studies.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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The B Word author Maria San Filippo will take part in a Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies event at MIT from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1. A unique feature of the event is a "speed talk" given by San... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Author Bonnie Morris will return to her alma mater Binghamton University to discuss Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor. Morris's talk, "Radical Visions, Feminist Words: Recalling Binghamton's Women's History Program in the 1980s," will take place May 1 at 7... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Three IUP books are reviewed in the current issue of American Ethnologist: The American War in Contemporary Vietnam "The American War in Contemporary Vietnam is essential reading for anyone teaching or wanting to understand Vietnam today and would be useful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Scott Russell Sanders. Photo by Ruth Sanders. Earth Works author Scott Russell Sanders has the following events scheduled for this month: April 18 Sanders will lecture on "Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic" as part of Earth Week Celebration at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Rebecca McClanahan, author of The Tribal Knot, will participate in the following events this month: April 18 McClanahan will read from her book at 7:30 p.m. in the McMillan Theater at Wolford College, located in Naples, FL. April 20 McClanahan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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The Tribal Knot book giveaway begins today! In her new memoir, Rebecca McClanahan looks for answers in the history of her family. Poring over letters, artifacts, and documents that span more than a century, she discovers a tribe of hardscrabble... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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If you like finely crafted beers and books, then don't miss True Brew author Rita Kohn's presentation at the Craft Beer Tasting event in Rochester, IN, this Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m.! She will discuss how craft breweries are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Our Sightings giveaway begins today! In this new collection of short stories, B.J. Hollars offers ten thematically linked tales, all of which are out to subvert conventional notions of the midwestern coming-of-age story. The stories feature an assemblage of Bigfoot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Rebecca McClanahan, author of The Tribal Knot, has two events scheduled next week. The first takes place March 26 at Bluffton University where she will be the featured guest author at the 26th Annual English Festival. Then on March 28,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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Abdourahman Waberi, author of Transit, will present a lecture at Alliance Francaise de Washington in Washington, DC, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be in French and English. For more information, visit Cultural Tourism DC's website. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[A] timely book offering a distinctive mix of insightful analysis and supporting primary documents, ensuring that it is a crucial read for anyone interested in the intriguing events of apartheids’s demise." —Political Studies Review Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog
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"This wonderful, thoroughly researched, and well-crafted study convincingly argues that fundamental changes in the ways that Jewish activists and intellectuals viewed the intersection between culture and community transformed the very experience of daily life and the nature of community for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Indiana University Press blog