2006 University Press Books


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Cohen, Daniel

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web

328 pp., 6" x 9", 45 b&w illus., bibilog., index, $28.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

"This is an important book that fills an important niche: a careful and comprehensive report to the field on the development and possibilities of online history."--Stephen Brier, Associate Provost and Dean for Inter-disciplinary Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY

LC 2005048451, ISBN 0-8122-1923-6


PLA: not reviewed


Clark, Roy Peter and Cole Campbell (Editors)

The Values and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from the Poynter Institute

224 pp., 6" x 9", 8 b&w photos, notes, index, $55.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

University Press of Florida

This book is an idealistic yet practical guide for journalism scholars, analysts, students, and professionals. Reflecting the mission of the Poynter Institute to educate journalists and media leaders to better serve the citizens of our democracy, its essays offer an inspiring vision of the practice and promise of journalism. From all corners of the fast-changing world of newsgathering and publication, the contributors include some of the finest minds in American journalism. "Touches on every aspect of modern journalism, focusing on how new technologies and changes in ownership affect the day-to-day business of reporting."--Booklist

LC 2001043725, ISBN 0-8130-2467-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8130-2847-7 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed



Barbas, Samantha

The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons

426 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w photos, bibliog., references, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of California Press

"This insightful first biography of legendary Hollywood columnist Louella Parsons is also a fascinating look at the world of movies, newspapers, politics, publicity, and ever-changing social roles...This well-researched and finely written work will appeal to a wide readership."--Library Journal (starred review). "Barbas's thoroughly researched and footnoted biography of the powerful gossip columnist who virtually invented celebrity journalism asks to be taken seriously as a chronicle of American history at a pivotal time-but it is also a fast and fascinating read...a terrific book about an unusual life."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2005008449, ISBN 0-520-24213-0




Roberts, Gene and Thomas Kunkel

Breach of Faith: A Crisis of Coverage in the Age of Corporate Newspapering

288 pp., 6" x 9", $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

For more than two years, legendary editor Gene Roberts led a group of journalists in an unprecedented study of the newspaper industry for the American Journalism Review. This is the second volume of their findings. The first, Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering, documented the storm of buying, selling, and consolidation that is transforming the American press. This second volume explores the consequences of these changes for ordinary communities and for the nation, arguing that they place democracy itself in peril.

LC 2002009732, ISBN 1-55728-808-9

AASL: not reviewed



Calaprice, Alice (Editor) Foreword by Freeman Dyson

The New Quotable Einstein

440 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 26 halftones, $14.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Princeton University Press

This newly expanded edition of the best-selling book includes over 1200 quotations, more than 300 of which are newly added. It offers several new sections, including a moving account of Einstein's last days. Published on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Miraculous Year and the 50th anniversary of his death, it is filled with wisdom, humor, and insights. "All of us who lack Einstein's intellectual and spiritual gifts owe a debt of gratitude to Princeton University Press for having humanized him in this innovative way."--Timothy Ferris, The New York Times Book Review (on the first edition)

LC 2004050562, ISBN 0-691-12075-7

AASL: not reviewed


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