Yiddish Theater: A Tribute

March 19th, 2016

The New York Times gives two good plugs—here and here—for New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, the companion volume to an exhibition opening March 9 at the Museum of the City of New York (through July 31, 2016). The lavishly illustrated collection of scholarly essays, published this month by Columbia University Press,…

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Catalogue raisonné of Jacob Riis photographs accompanies major exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York and the Library of Congress

May 4th, 2015

Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s “Other Half”—a catalogue raisonné of photographs by Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) accompanies a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York ( open from October 2015 into March 2016. The show marks the centenary of the death of this great photographer and social reformer, who captured unique,…

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Folk City is here!

April 30th, 2015

Oxford University Press, June 2015 Google Preview / Google Play / Amazon / B & N The book, from Oxford University Press, accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York (through January 10, 2016). Don’t miss it!! Jon Pareles, the Times music critic, loves the exhibition: “Captures the ambition, the ferment and…

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Thomas Merton and Robert Giroux: Correspondence

January 30th, 2015

University of Notre Dame Press, 2015 An edition of letters between Thomas Merton and his longtime editor, Robert Giroux, was published in August 2015 by the University of Notre Dame Press, amidst celebrations marking the centennial of Merton’s birth. This new edition joins a raft of publications devoted to Merton and his work during the…

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C. Michael Hiam, Dirigible Dreams

October 21st, 2014

ForeEdge/UPNE, October 2014 Buy hardcover or e-book on Amazon Buy on Google Play Buy hardcover or e-book on Buy on An early rave in the Wall Street Journal: “A concise but comprehensive history of the airship and its evolution. With style and some flair, Mr. Hiam introduces a cast of dogged visionaries … A diligent researcher, Mr. Hiam quotes…

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Michael A. Ross, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

June 25th, 2014

Oxford University Press, October 2014 A selection of the History Book Club (featured alternate), Quality Paperback Book Club, Military Book Club, and Scientific American Book Club Buy on Amazon (hardcover or e-book); Google Play;; iTunes   The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case irresistibly combines intrigue, atmosphere, and scholarly command of the Reconstruction Era—shown here…

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Jim Rooney’s In It for the Long Run

April 29th, 2014

Jim Rooney and friends gathered at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Thursday, May 1, 2014, to celebrate the arrival of In It for the Long Run.  University of Illinois Press, 2014 Amazon / Kindle • Barnes & Noble / Nook • Kobo • Google Play Jim has worked with some of the music industry’s greats, here in Cambridge, over in New…

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Michael C. Hiam’s Monument to Deceit, a history of the Vietnam numbers controversy

February 11th, 2014

Following a surge of interest in patriot-hero (and recalcitrant CIA analyst) Samuel Adams, the University Press of New England (UPNE) is bringing out a new and updated edition of Michael Hiam’s acclaimed book on Adams and the so-called Numbers Controversy over Vietcong troop strength during the Vietnam War. Interest in Hiam’s book surged last year after whistle-blower Edward…

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