2014 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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001.944

Loxton, Daniel and Donald R. Prothero

Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

432 pp., 6" x 9", 88 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2013

Columbia University Press

"Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations. Likely to be popular."—Library Journal (starred review). "Any science and nature collection should consider this a lively and loving acquisition."—The Midwest Book Review

LC 2013008424, ISBN 9780231153201 (c.)

AASL: O/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G


027.777

Schmitt, Bill

Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library's Message, Mural, and Meaning

176 pp., 10" x 9", 135 illustrations, $35.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

"The library at the University of Notre Dame has a rich history—from Father Ted Hesburgh who built and named the library to 'Touchdown Jesus.' Words of Life shares the keys to the development and advancement of the university's mission and traditions throughout the world."—USCatholic.org

LC 2013019562, ISBN 9780268017835 (p.)

AASL: RS/P

RUSA/CODES: RG, RS, S


070.410

Rosenfeld, Harry

From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman

377 pp., 6" x 9", 40 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

State University of New York Press/SUNY Press

An insider's account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration. In this powerful memoir, Harry Rosenfeld describes his years as an editor at the New York Herald Tribune and the Washington Post, two of the greatest American newspapers in the second half of the turbulent twentieth century....At a time when newspapers and other media are under financial pressure to cut back on investigative reporting, From Kristallnacht to Watergate reminds us why journalism matters, and why good journalism is essential to our democracy.

LC 20130002444, ISBN 9781438449173 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: O


070.92

Ellis, Miriam Green

(Edited by Patricia Demers)

Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis: Pioneer Journalist of the Canadian West

296 pp., 6" x 9", 28 b&w photographs, map, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

January 2013

The University of Alberta Press

Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who refused to be confined to the "women's pages." With written material from the University of Alberta's Miriam Green Ellis Collection, accompanied by an excellent selection of photographs, Ellis's inimitable voice and views on Albertans, westerners, and Canadians in the early decades of the twentieth century emerge clearly. Readers interested in Canadian women studies, journalism, or feminism will find Ellis's highly coloured perspective both entertaining and informative.

LC 2012454683, ISBN 9780888646262 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, RG, RS, S


071.468

Kennedy, Dan

The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age

192 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

University of Massachusetts Press

In The Wired City, Dan Kennedy tells the story of the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit community website in Connecticut that is at the leading edge of reinventing local journalism....Although the Independent is the principal subject of The Wired City, Kennedy examines a number of other online news projects as well, including nonprofit organizations such as Voice of San Diego and the Connecticut Mirror and for-profit ventures such as the Batavian, Baristanet, and CT News Junkie....[This book is] a vivid, on-the-ground account of the changing face of contemporary journalism.

LC 2013001341, ISBN 9781625340047 (c.), ISBN 9781625340054 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G, RG


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