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New Book on New England Meetinghouses

This spring the University of Massachusetts Press is publishing Meetinghouses of Early New England, by Peter Benes, a comprehensive study of early American vernacular architecture.The publisher’s copy says: Built primarily for public religious exercises, New England’s wood-frame meetinghouses nevertheless were closely wedded to the social and cultural fabric of the neighborhood and fulfilled multiple secular purposes for much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (2 hours ago)

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher. The number puts Ryan's "The Way Forward" behind two other boo... Read Post

University Press of Kentucky To Publish My First Book

History / US History : Civil War Memory (3 years ago)

After six long years, I am pleased to announce that the University Press of Kentucky will publish my first book, Remembering War as Murder: The Battle of the Crater.  Yesterday I received an email indicating that the manuscript rece... Read Post

A reading and authoring (early 19th century) Shenandoah

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (12 months ago)

Back around the beginning of spring, I finally purchased a copy of Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860, by Michael O’Brien. The University of North Carolina Press makes the following pitch for the book: Looking over ... Read Post

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