June news and new books

News and Notes

Fall 2013 cat Take a look at our new Fall 2013 catalog to see what’s in store for the coming season.

Thrill of the ChasteValerie Weaver-Zercher, author of Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels, writes about ‘Why Amish Romance Novels Are Hot’ in The Wall Street Journal.

Abraham Lincoln: A LifeMark Bowden writes in the The Atlantic, “In a monumental and meticulous two-volume study of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (2008), Michael Burlingame . . .  presents Lincoln’s actions and speeches not as they have come to be remembered, through the fine lens of our gratitude and admiration, but as they were received in his day. (All of the examples in this essay are drawn from Burlingame’s book, which should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in Lincoln.)”.

Hot off the Press

The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity Recently interviewed on The Diane Rehm Show about infidelity and how it affects marriage, children, and families, author Scott Haltzman teaches readers that the secret to surviving infidelity can be summed up with one word: trust.

The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants: Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare Coaches curious foragers on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants—and clearly indicates which wild plants to avoid.

On Depression: Drugs, Diagnosis, and Despair in the Modern World Lasting happiness comes not from chasing the American dream but from living an authentic life—which includes despair.

Managing Your Depression: What You Can Do to Feel Better A concise, practical guide to managing mood disorders for anyone suffering from these debilitating conditions.

Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts  This careful reading of six legal cases in American higher education is an essential primer for understanding contemporary litigation.

Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies This reissue of what is widely known as “the little green book” features a new foreword by Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Abraham F. Lowenthal, founding director of the Latin American Program, who wrote the original volume’s foreword.

Journals News

Our podcast series visited recently with James Marten, who takes over as editor of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth this year. Marten joined us to talk about his plans for the new role as well as the progress of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth. Subscribe to our iTunes feed so you don’t miss any episodes of the podcast.

The journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics has a new website at www.nibjournal.org. The site provides information about how to best use the four-year-old journal, as well as guidelines for authors and links to sample articles. 

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