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Hometown Life interviews The Beauty Defense author Laura James

Feb 18th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Laura James speaks about her informative new book The Beauty Defense: Femmes Fatales on Trial.
“Laura James makes the case that more than 30 women got away with murder because of their looks in her new true crime book ‘The Beauty Defense.’
‘The better looking a woman is, the more likely she is to walk,’ James said. ‘I collected [...]

 


The Forma Journal reviews The Faun’s bookshelf: C.S. Lewis on Why Myth Matters

Feb 14th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Take some time out to read this excellent review of The Faun’s bookshelf: C.S. Lewis on Why Myth Matters by Charlie W. Starr.
“Readers who have wandered through the wardrobe into Narnia with Lucy, sailed to the World’s End with Caspian, and rocketed to prelapsarian worlds with Ransom will relish Charlie W. Starr’s meticulous and creative study [...]

 


Magonia Review looks at Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community.

Feb 14th, 2020 | Filed as: News

“Using her extensive research into the still-extant records of the Society, and the memoirs of society members, Kathleen Fernandez has been able to build up a detailed picture of life in Zoar, and she gives us a vivid picture of the community, using their own words and records.”
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Just Announced!
Resurrection of the Wild is one of five finalists for 2020 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Jan 28th, 2020 | Filed as: News
Resurrection of the Wild by Deborah Fleming. Kent State University Press

EXCITING NEWS!
Deborah Fleming’s stellar book of essays, Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape, has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay! This year’s judges—Jelani Cobb, Daniel Menaker, and Judith Thurman!
Congratulations to Deborah and all the honorees!!

 


Civil War History Journal writer James Brookes interviewed on H-CivWar

Jan 27th, 2020 | Filed as: News

From H-CivWar, don’t miss this insightful interview with James Brookes regarding his Civil War History article “‘The Last and Most Precious Memento’: Photographic Portraiture and the Union Citizen-Soldier” (CWH September 2019, Volume 65, No. 3).
I argue that portrait photographs were significant vessels of personal identity during the Civil War. Much like letters, they were used by soldiers and civilians as [...]

 


Women and the American Civil War reviewed at Reviews in History

Jan 22nd, 2020 | Filed as: News

Check out this great review of Giesberg and Miller’s Women and the American Civil War: North-South Counterpoints at Reviews in History. 
“The editors and the assembled authors upend previous understandings of Civil War era women ‘as heroes, angels, or martyrs’. Rather, they seek to ‘uncover the complex women’s self-emancipation, healing, and commemorative work’ while simultaneously making ‘room for women whose wartime actions [...]

 


Audio: Baseball Goes West author Lincoln Mitchell on Good Seats Still Available Podcast

Jan 22nd, 2020 | Filed as: News

Lincoln Mitchell, the author of Baseball Goes West, chats with podcast host Tim Hanlon on Good Seats Still Available.
he dramatic departure and bold reinvention of the Dodgers (to Los Angeles) and the Giants (to San Francisco) is the stuff of not only professional baseball lore, but also broader American culture – brash and (especially among generations [...]

 


The Many Names for Mother selected as a finalist for the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards

Jan 16th, 2020 | Filed as: News

The Many Names For Mother by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Poetry, Berru Award in Memory of Ruth and Bernie Weinflash.

“This book was selected after careful analysis by a panel of judges who are all authorities in their field. The judges encountered a great deal of [...]

 


The Civil War Monitor calls “Our Little Monitor” “fascinating” in new review

Jan 9th, 2020 | Filed as: News

The Civil War Monitor reviews “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War by Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White.
“Why another Monitor book? In Our Little Monitor, authors Anna Holloway and Jonathan W. White demonstrate that a fascinating subject is never exhausted. Cutting-edge maritime archaeology and thorough historical research combine to produce an engaging narrative with plentiful illustrations, some not previously published. Numerous [...]

 


Learning to Heal awarded first place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Award in Creative Works

Jan 6th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose has been awarded first place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Award in Creative Works. Congratulations to editors Jeanne Bryner, Cortney Davis, and all the talented writers and staff made who’ve made it such a success.
“Now in its 50th year, the AJN Book of the Year Awards is [...]

 


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