Posts by Yale University Press

Show Notes for Episode 5, “Our World”

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Although it should not come as a surprise, I am a bit of a news junkie. It would be hard to do these shows if I weren’t. (I am a closet political junkie as well, but I will deny it

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Yale Press Podcast, Episode 5

Episode 5 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In the latest episode, host Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Ali A. Allawi about what may be the most important book on Iraq to be published this year–The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, (2) Matthew Levitt

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Opening Day 2007

This Sunday, April 1, is opening day for the 2007 season of Major League Baseball. Yale University Press has recently released two books on America’s favorite pastime – Bart Giamatti: A Profile, by Robert P. Moncreiff, and Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball, by Alan M. Klein.

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Reed Hundt at Google

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt discussed his book In China’s Shadow as part of Google’s Authors@Google speaker series. (The event took place on October 6, 2006, at Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters, but was only posted to YouTube on Sunday.)

Thinking in Circles

Anthropologist Mary Douglas’ controversial study of patterns in ancient world literature, Thinking in Circles: An Essay on Ring Composition was featured in an article in yesterday’s New York Times. Douglas explains that many famous ancient texts are misunderstood and many others have been completely neglected due to the literary style

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Book Review Call for Quotation Submissions

This weekend’s New York Times Book Review devoted the “TBR: Inside the List” column to discussing The Yale Book of Quotations, specifically the relative dearth of quotations from recent literature. Dwight Garner says, “A lot’s been written already – most of it deservedly positive – about the new ‘Yale Book

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The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. Allawi, available now, is the first comprehensive account by an Iraqi insider of the occupation of Iraq and the crises that have followed in its wake. Involved

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West from Appomattox

The Chicago Tribune reivewed Heather Cox Richardson’s West from Appomattox yesterday, calling it "a substantial achievement." Read the entire review here. Listen to Chris Gondek interview Heather Cox Richardson on the Yale Press Podcast.

The Origins of Novelty

Conventional narratives of evolution emphasize that organisms have evolved over time through the gradual accumulation of many genetic mutations, but for some researchers, this approach does not satisfactorily explain true biological novelty. This view, explored by Dr. Marc W. Kirschner and Dr. John C. Gerhart in The Plausibility of Life,

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Barcelona and Modernity

“In Barcelona, there is no need to prepare the revolution, simply because it is always ready. It leans out of the window on the street every day.” – The city’s civil governor, 1909 Today’s New York Times called the exhibition “Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí,” which is currently on

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