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.

Remembering Gordon Matta-Clark

A new retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark has just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York Times calls the exhibit “excellent” and “heavenly,” a wonderful celebration of the too-short career of “this charismatic Pied Piper of experimentalism from the frontier days of what came to be called

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More Praise for Hitchcock’s Music

Hitchcock’s Music was recently featured on the website of Austin, Texas radio station KUT 90.5.  In a blog entry for the show “Aelli Unleashed,” host John Aelli wrote: It is simply one of the most stimulating, informative, and insightful books I’ve read in a long while…Jack Sullivan makes this highly

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Show Notes for Episode 4, “America”

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast Episode 4 turned out to be a theme show, and I say turned out because I don’t believe there was a conscious choice to pick a series of books built around a theme. Although the episode has been titled “America”,

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Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to release a new paperback version of Erskine Clarke’s Dwelling Place, winner of the 2006 Bancroft Prize in American History. David Brion Davis of the American Historical Review calls it “one of the best and most important studies of American slavery

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2006 PSP Awards for Excellence

We are pleased to announce that two Yale University Press books have been recognized by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers. Vietnam: A Natural History by Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley and Le Duc Minh won a PSP Award for Excellence in

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Hitchcock’s Music: Sound and Suspense

Jack Sullivan, author of Hitchcock’s Music, was interviewed by Scott Simon last Saturday for NPR’s Weekend Edition. For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock created films with soundtracks of compelling and unforgettable music.  The soundtracks to movies such as “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” and “Rebecca” influenced the atmosphere, characterization and plotlines

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Fukuyama on Neoconservatism

This March Yale University Press will publish a paperback edition of Francis Fukyama’s America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and Neoconservatism, which has been selected as a CHOICE outstanding academic book for 2007. This edition features a new foreword by the author, who argues that the neoconservatives have learned nothing

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Show Notes for Episode 3, Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast The famous baseball manager, Casey Stengell, once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.” I had one of those moments during my interview with John Marzluff and Tony Angell, when Tony

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