November news and new books

News and Notes

E-books now available on JHUP website Did you know that hundreds of our books are available as e-books from vendors such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble? Well, we’re pleased to announce that you can now buy e-books directly from our website. Simply add the e-book to your shopping cart and choose your format; ePub, Mobi, and PDF are all available. Check back often, as new e-books are hitting our website every day.

Praise and Reviews

The Charlotte Observer calls Ronald Coddington’s African American Faces of the Civil War: An Albuma stunning album of 77 portrait photographs . . . handsomely reproduced.”

Hot off the Press

Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History William Kerrigan takes a fresh look at American icon Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman and the story of the apple.

The Epidural Book: A Woman’s Guide to Anesthesia for Childbirth Addresses concerns, confusion, and misinformation about epidurals and other childbirth anesthesia.

Maryland’s Civil War Photographs The largest collection of original Maryland-related Civil War photographs ever published.

The Evolution of the Human Placenta Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin reveal the amazing evolution of the human placenta—and in so doing, show how each of our lives began.

Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture In the romantic era, botany played a role in debates about life, nature, and knowledge, as evidenced in this ambitious, beautifully illustrated study.

Phantom Menace or Looming Danger? A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats Kathleen M. Vogel argues for a major shift in how analysts assess bioweapons threats and calls for an increased focus on the social and political context in which technological threats are developed.

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