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The following books were reviewed in the June issue of Choice magazine (requires subscription): Hollywood Gamers "[The author] provides a comprehensive transdisciplinary history of ideas, performing a necessary critical convergence in order to encompass the complexity of his topic. ...Highly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley explores the stories of tourists and workers alike in the Napa Valley. The book's authors, George and Sharon Gmelch, bring their unique perspectives as anthropologists to the topic of wine... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Bonnie Morris, author of Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor, will be an Exam Leader and speaker at the 2011 College Board AP U.S. History reading in Louisville, KY. The reading takes place June 1 through 9 and gathers hundreds... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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To all of our Canadian readers: a symposium will be held for Ladelle McWhorter's book Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America Tuesday, May 31 during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The symposium will take place from 2... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Boomhower's account of the 1968 Indiana primary is a highly readable monograph that contextualizes the campaign quite well. ... The book is a valuable contribution to RFK scholarship and sheds new light on the inner workings of one of Kennedy's... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[T]here is certainly much food for thought in these pages." —The Journal of Israeli History Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Daniel Greene, author of The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism, will give a lecture based on his book Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. (CST) at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His book traces the emergence of the idea... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"The book includes a great deal of fresh research and honest scholarship ... [F]or the individual wanting to sink his or her teeth into a serious study of Eddy ... you have a lot to look forward to in reading... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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IU Press author and Distinguished Professor of English Susan Gubar has been admitted to the renowned American Philosophical Society. In all of IU's history, Susan is the 21st faculty member to be admitted. "Susan Gubar's wide-ranging and acclaimed academic accomplishments... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"This remarkable new work of scholarship—written in accessible language and not in obscure academese—is exactly the Holocaust book the world needs now. ...Indeed, this book is a sobering triumph of scholarship and insight." —Bill's 'Faith Matters' Weblog Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"Paul Lombardo has assembled a compelling argument for close monitoring of modern genetic policies in the Human Genome Era ... It is essential reading." —Internet Review of Books Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Today is National Homebrew Day! Established in 1988, this holiday celebrates craft beer and homebrewers around America. In honor of this occasion, we're offering a reading selection on homebrewing from Rita Kohn's book True Brew. How to you plan to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Beth Holmgren, author of the forthcoming book Starring Madame Modjeska, will speak on "Framing Polish Jews: What Happens When Film Usurps Reality" on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The lecture is... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Attention all foodies! In honor of Chef Daniel Orr's latest cookbook, Paradise Kitchen, Porch Light Indiana will host a launch party at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in the Chef's hometown of Columbus, Indiana. The event takes place Sunday, May 22... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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An excerpt of Conversations with Great Teachers by Bill Smoot appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Independent School Magazine. The book, which features 51 interviews with master teachers (including Martin Landau and Obama mentor Emil Jones), explores the teaching... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Dorothy Hodgson, author of Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous, discussed her book on the April 13th podcast of Africa Past & Present. In particular, Hodgson focused on women's perspectives in the Maasai culture and how local activists are participating in the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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We are pleased to announce that two IU Press staff members have received grants to attend the upcoming Association of American University Presses (AAUP) conference in Baltimore, Maryland this June. Dan Pyle, Production Coordinator, received the Pat Hoefling Memorial Scholarship... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[A]n excellent collection of essays ... [T]he variety of subjects and methodologies gathered together here will certainly satisfy anyone interested in the study of the former imperial capital." —Journal of Modern History Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"I like Smoot's wide focus in this book. Teachers in schools can find plenty in the question-and-answer format..." —Inside Teaching Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[This book] is an intricately woven composition ... Those interested in urban history, the use of philanthropy to create new institutional forms and create opportunities for larger audiences, and the ease with which ideas cross national boundaries to influence decision... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"[This book] is a long overdue historical study of the role of popular culture in the formation of Soviet Jewish identity in the 1920s and 1930s. With clear, appealing prose and a highly original methodology, Anna Shternshis offers a fascinating... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"The study subtly identifies links that all too often appear lost in the haze of un-critical activism. For that reason, along with its readable and forceful prose, this book makes a lasting contribution to knowledge and offers a valuable addition... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Lee Hamilton, IU Press author and former U.S. Representative, is featured in the April/May issue of Bloom magazine. The article examines Hamilton's life as a politician and his Indiana roots that got him to Capitol Hill. After years in Washington... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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Norbert Krapf, former Indiana Poet Laureate and author of Invisible Presence and Bloodroot, will be teaming up with the Monika Herzig Trio for a poetry reading and jazz performance Sunday, April 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Evansville,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog
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"This book is a compelling ethnographic study...Flueckiger's work goes a long way towards shattering the categories and fixed identities commonly associated with South Asia. ...The emphasis on gender makes this work even more invaluable for anyone trying to study religion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at Indiana University Press blog