In the wake of the story this week that the Justice Department scooped up two months’ worth of the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press, University of Chicago law professor and Slate contributor Eric PosnerShow More Summary
(Floyd Abrams) Floyd Abrams was invited to say a few words about his latest book Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment (Yale University Press, 2013). His comments are set forth below. When one tries to determine which of his articles, speeches, testimony, letters, reviews and the like over a 45-year period [...]
Creole Trombone:Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz John McCusker University Press of Mississippi 2012: Jackson MS Ed ‘Kid’ Ory was a pioneering New Orleans musician who was associated with some of the most important artists of the new jazz music of the early part of the 20th Century including Buddy Bolden, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. Show More Summary
Posted with permission: Platonic Drama and its Ancient Reception. By Nikos G. Charalabopoulos. Cambridge Classical Studies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. xxi + 331. Hardcover, £60.00/$99.00. ISBN 978-0-521-87174-7. Show More Summary
2010, 124p & notes This is only a small book and would have fitted well into that ” Very Short Introduction to ….” series put out by Oxford University Press. As it is, it is part of Palgrave Macmillan’s series … Continue reading ?
From the University of Washington, something we covered earlier in WUWT from the BAS, but UW is now just getting around to press releases. The Antarctic peninsula is essentially a different Koppen climate class than the main continent, and is … Continue reading ?
Posted with permission: The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome: Friendship in Cicero’s Ad Familiares and Seneca’s Moral Epistles. By Amanda Wilcox. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. Pp. xi + 223. Hardcover, $34.95. Show More Summary
There’s a new philosophy of science book out, Richard Dawid’s String Theory and the Scientific Method (available online here if your institution is paying Cambridge University Press appropriately or if you have a credit card). It comes with endorsements from … Continue reading ?
Caroline Janney’s new book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) arrived this past Saturday. You should be able to pick it up in a few weeks. I usually wait until I have four or five new books before listing them, but given the focus of [...]
Today's guest post comes from Rosie Moosnick, author of the book Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity (University Press of Kentucky, 2012). Kentucky isn’t the first place that comes to mind when talking about Arabs and Jews. Show More Summary
Peter Heather. Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe. New York Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. 752 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-989226-6. Reviewed by Christopher Gennari (Camden County College) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach Peter Heather’s compendium _Empires and Barbarians_ is an impressive work in its […]
Posted with permission: Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii Saturnalia. Recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit Robert A. Kaster. Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. Show More Summary
As you can see from the press response collected below, Commander Hadfield is universally admired, so it has been inspiring to see the overwhelming response to this music video.
At Beijing Normal University they've officially opened an International Writing Center (??????); see the official press release (sorry, Chinese); I haven't been able to find a departmental page/listing at the BNU site yet. Nobel laureate...Show More Summary
During Monday’s The Cycle, MSNBC host S.E. Cupp pushed back against her fellow co-hosts who universally said that conservatives were pursuing a political witch-hunt by investigating President Barack Obama’s administration’s response to the 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi. Show More Summary
Quinnipiac University | The Weekly Standard | Associated Press “We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again,” CBS Evening News anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley said at a Quinnipiac University lunch Friday. The first example … Read more
No mays, coulds, or mights here in this press release headline from UEA. They say “will“. That’s some ballsy certainty. Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals More than half of common plants and one … Continue reading ?
Posted with permission: Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese. Emblems of Antiquity. By Marina Belozerskaya. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xvii + 292. $24.95/£14.99. ISBN 978-0-19-973931-8. Reviewed by Duane W. Roller, The Ohio State University The Tazza Farnese is a sardonyx cameo made from a geode, 21.7 cm. […]
Last month, the University of Ottawa Press published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, an effort by many of Canada's leading copyright scholars to begin the process...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Ayesha Jalal on Manto's Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide, in The Pity of Partition, just out from Princeton University Press.