Posts by Yale University Press

Caesar Hailed Again

Steve Coates reviewed Adrian Goldsworthy’s biography of Caesar in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Says Coates: The dramatic trajectory of [Caesar’s] life, with its bloody denouement, well suits Goldworthy’s vigorous and un-self-conscious style. The result is an authoritative and exciting portrait not only of Caesar but of the complex

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Gerald Ford in The Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, Yale Book of Quotations: Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) will be remembered for his decency and moderation rather than his eloquence, but, like all modern Presidents, he left a legacy of memorable quotations.  The following are his entries in The Yale Book of Quotations: An

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Show Notes for Episode 2, Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Happy early New Year! This epsiode had one of the fastest turnaround times of any show I have ever done. From reading the first page of The Sight of Death to posting the completed shows on the server, the entire

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Show Notes for Episode 1, Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Apart from being the first episode of the show, this show had a lot of personal firsts for me as well. Those of you who have heard me on my show, The Invisible Hand Podcast, know that my skills as

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Most Quoted Authors in Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, Editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: I am often asked about who are the most-quoted authors in The Yale Book of Quotations.  The first two are, unsurprisingly: William Shakespeare . . . 455 quotations Bible . . . 400 The next two on the

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Yale University Press mines data from Soviet archives

On Sunday The Boston Globe ran a profile of Jonathan Brent, the associate director and editorial director of Yale University Press and the executive editor of the Annals of Communism Series. The series is a 20-book project that “provides new and vivid details from documents that have been mined by

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Prayers and Portraits

“Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” is now on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The show highlights 40 diptychs, paintings on two hinged panels that can be opened and closed like a book, by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden,

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Complicity with Evil

Adam LeBor’s new book “Complicity with Evil” – The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide was published in the US and UK in November 2006. It is a controversial, powerful and thought-provoking book which asks important questions about the legacy of the United Nations under Kofi Annan and

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“The Dismal Science” in The Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: Among the more than 12,000 quotations in The Yale Book of Quotations, many have stories to tell transcending the quotation itself.  The famous epithet for the discipline of economics, “the dismal science,” is said by some standard reference

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NYTimes Holiday Book Review

Six books published by Yale University Press are featured in the annual New York Times Holiday Book Review, out this past weekend. Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by the Review’s editors. Reviewer David Hajdu wrote of An Anthology of

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