What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, October 19, 2012

Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world. Dare we ask the question: SUP friends? And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up on all the news you’ve missed!

Stanford University Press is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis with an excerpt from Sheldon Stern’s book that provides a day-by-day account of the dramatic unfolding of events.

Our friends at Oxford University Press celebrated the 161st anniversary of the publication of Moby Dick  yesterday with a retrospective slideshow of the top 10 dramatizations of Herman Melville’s classic novel.

Yesterday was also Anti-Slavery Day in the United Kingdom and Anti-Trafficking Day in the European Union.  Penn Press compiled a suggested booklist centered on human trafficking and current efforts to end it.

Meanwhile, Harvard University Press honored the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council last week, which has been widely considered the most important religious event of the 20th century.

Down south, LSU Press reminds us of the nearly forgotten history of America’s controversial atomic tests in the Mississippi River Valley, uncomfortably close to major cities, at the height of the Cold War.

As the election season gets ever more exciting Temple University Press interviews the Libertarian party’s vice-presidential nominee Judge James P. Gray on his campaign and his new book on America’s drug war.

NYU Press is wondering who is going to step up and tame the megabanks given that neither presidential candidate has addressed it thus far in the campaign season.

Pregnancy: From shameful to sexy? Columbia University Press discusses the changing representations of pregnancy in popular culture and Hollywood films.

Calling all bird lovers! Check out the awesome photo and fun facts about the violet-backed Starling over at Princeton University Press.

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