2007 University Press Books


Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries


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Traill, William Edward Edited by K. Douglas Munro

Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill 1864-1893

320 pp., 9" x 6", b&w photos, maps, index, $34.95 (paper), CIP included

November 2006

University of Alberta Press

Son of Catharine Parr Traill and nephew of Susanna Moodie, William Edward Traill, better known as Willie, came by his literary talent naturally. He found employment with the Hudson's Bay Company in what was to become the Canadian West. His letters home are a rich and detailed portrait of domestic life in the fur trade of the Northwest between 1864 and 1893. At turns gritty then deeply touching but always fascinating and informative, the Willie Traill letters throw open a window on the joys and heartbreaking challenges of family life in the service of the fur trade.

LC 2007405435, ISBN 978-0-88864-460-2

AASL: not reviewed



Karp, Ivan (Editor), et al.

Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations

616 pp., 6" x 9", 70 b&w photos, 2 maps, bibliog., index, $99.95 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Duke University Press

Museum Frictions is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making, Museum Frictions is a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practice. The contributors offer a multifaceted analysis of the complex roles that national and community museums, museums of art and history, monuments, heritage sites, and theme parks play in creating public cultures.

LC 2006016164, ISBN 978-0-8223-3878-9 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3894-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed



Warley, Stephen

Serving Their Communities: Fifty Years of the New York State Broadcasters Association

312 pp., 6" x 9", 96 b&w illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2006

Fordham University Press

The New York State Broadcasters Association was founded in 1955 with a mission to provide radio and television broadcasters a stronger voice in government--and in the shaping of policies affecting media. This book chronicles in detail the history-and impact-of one of the nation's most influential media organizations. Representing television and radio broadcasting in the largest market in the country, NYSBA has helped set a national political agenda, just as it has worked for smaller stations and markets throughout the state.

LC 2006296812, ISBN 978-0-9776117-0-6




Boomhower, Ray E.

The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle

134 pp., 7 1/4" x 8 3/4", b&w photos, index, $17.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Indiana Historical Society Press

A biography aimed at young readers of famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. The book explores Pyle's life from his days growing up on a farm in Dana, Indiana, to his life as a roving correspondent with the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, to his growing fame writing about the rigors of combat faced by the average G.I. during World War II.

LC 2006045790, ISBN 978-0-87195-200-4




Wadsworth, Sarah

In the Company of Books: Literature and its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America

296 pp., 6" x 9", 45 illus., $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

University of Massachusetts Press

"This gracefully written and engaging book offers both a large, coherent argument and a great number of penetrating, well-informed observations about such writers as Hawthorne, Twain, James, and Alcott...It makes a significant contribution to American literary studies by situating the development of late-nineteenth-century American literature in the context of the evolving economics of trade publishing during that period."--Jeffrey D. Groves, co-editor, Perspectives on American Book History

LC 2006003174, ISBN 978-1-55849-540-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-541-8 (p.)




Ostertag, Bob

People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements

228 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $23.95 cloth

April 2006

Beacon Press

Ostertag provides a kind of people's history of these social movements by explaining the effect that these publications have had on both the writers and their readership. The newspapers and journals were lively forums in which to argue, express enthusiasm or frustration, mobilize, and educate. People's Movements, People's Press saves these publications, some with print runs of only a few hundred, from being forgotten by a new generation of readers and activists. Ostertag also chronicles the rise of well-known publications like The Liberator, Sierra, and The Advocate.

LC 2005031735, ISBN 978-0-8070-6164-0




Kaminski, John P. (Editor)

The Quotable Jefferson

576 pp., 4" x 7", 11 halftones, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Princeton University Press

The Quotable Jefferson is the first book to put Jefferson's words in context with a substantial introduction, a chronology of Jefferson's life, the source of each quotation, an appendix identifying Jefferson's correspondents, and a comprehensive index. "John P. Kaminski, whose impressive editorial work places him among the most knowledgeable scholars of the founding period, has selected a highly readable and insightful collection of observations by Thomas Jefferson. True to Jefferson's brilliance and probing intellect, Kaminski organizes these materials to suit the taste of the modern reader."--Professor Whitman H. Ridgway, University of Maryland, author <\n>of Community Leadership in Maryland, 1790-1840

LC 2005030020, ISBN 978-0-691-12267-0




Shapiro, Fred R. (Editor) Foreword by Joseph Epstein

The Yale Book of Quotations

1104 pp., 7" x 9 3/4", 92 b&w illus., index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Yale University Press

"This collection of 12,000 quotations is a real treat! The quotes range over literature, history, popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences...The authors represented are as diverse as William Shakespeare, John Lennon, Jack Dempsey, both Presidents Bush, J.K. Rowling, Rita Mae Brown, Confucius, Warren Buffet, and Deng Xiaoping...The scope and detail of research here is impressive...Libraries will want to purchase a copy for reference and for circulation, even if they haven't been buying quotation books recently."--Library Journal

LC 2006012317, ISBN 978-0-300-10798-2



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