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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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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Appreciating George V. Higgins

August 16th, 2013

In the August issue of the Atlantic, Jenny Rothenberg Gritz writes about “How Richard Nixon Fooled Friends and Influenced People”–reprising some excellent earlier reporting by George V. Higgins, whose 1974 article, “The Friends of Richard Nixon,” was published in expanded form by Atlantic Monthly Books.  (More about George V. Higgins.)A guest post on a Houston Chronicle blog recognizes a Higginsesque…

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Michael Hiam’s book on Sam Adams is in renewed demand after whistle-blower Edward Snowden wins Sam Adams Integrity in Intelligence award

July 17th, 2013

News of the award, recently reported by Eileen Kersey at, spurred a rise in sales of used copies of Hiam’s book “Who the Hell Are We Fighting?”: The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars (Steerforth Press, 2006). Sam Adams, a CIA analyst during the Vietnam War, made shocking discoveries about the Johnson administration’s deceptive public statements…

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Meg Muckenhoupt, Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces

June 21st, 2013

Union Park Press, 2010 Buy full-color paperback edition on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Read about it on the publisher’s blog. Visit and download an innovative Android locator app based on the book.

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