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Show Notes for the June 2007 Episode of the Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast. It must be summer. I’ve spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how to start these show notes, but I find my attention being drawn out my window and towards the early evening midsummer sunlight, lamenting

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Remembering the Six-Day War: 40 years later

June 5, 1967 marks the 40th anniversary of the Six Year War, the start of an armed conflict between Israel and the Arab states, Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Fearing an imminent invasion, Israel launched a preemptive air attack on Egypt in June 1967 and it achieved such staggering devastation that

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June is Vision Research Month

The first of June ushers in Vision Research Month which recognizes the accomplishments of vision research and recognizing the ongoing challenges and significant progress in discovering cures for many ocular diseases and disorders. One common eye ailment that has been receiving recent attention from the medical community is dry eye. 

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2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Yale University Press takes Gold

This year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY” Awards) were released this week, with several Yale University Press titles taking top honors in the following National Categories: FINE ARTS Gold: Eva Hesse, Catalog Raisonne edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, with Annette Spohn (vol. 1); Edited by Barry Rosen and

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Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush

The recent opening of “Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been generating a bit of media buzz, with the NY Times calling the show “exhilarating in its profusion, range and almost ferocious vitality.” The Philadelpia Inquirer hailed the first

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John C. Bogle to speak at Georgetown University commencement

Next weekend John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, will speak at the MBA Commencement Ceremony at Georgetown University. Among his other achievements, Bogle is the author of Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, published by Yale University Press. Bogel’s book was named named Best Book

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“It’s like the Dead Sea Scrolls for the Stalin period”

As the headline states, the landmark series Annals of Communism is once again making news as a key resource for scholars of the Soviet Union. Jonathan Brent, editorial director for Yale University Press, discusses a exciting new project in an article featured in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. “The

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The Man Who Was “X”

George Kennan is best known as the author of the “X article” on containment that appeared anonymously in 1947 and went on to be studied, reviled, read, and misread throughout the world for decades thereafter. But over the course of his long life (1904-2005), Kennan was also a diplomat with

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Earth Day and Yale University Press

In honor of the 37th annual celebration of Earth Day, Yale is proud to present a new book by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston: Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage. A Miami Herald review begins, “Offering a clear-cut management

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Bloggers weigh in on Allawi’s Daily Show interview

Ali Allawi, author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday to dicuss his recent and much anticipated book. Allawi and his book have received extensive attention in the print media and now, prompted by Wednesday’s TV interview,

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